Samarra'i Re-elected Chairman of the Islamic Party
7/22/2011 6:01 PM
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Iraqi Islamic Party re-elected today Ayad Al-Samarra'i as chairman, pointing out that he rejected any US forces stay, and expressed concern over the extension of the security agreement without resorting to the parliament and warning that any change in border lines of any province will lead to a dangerous sectarian conflict, official sources said here.
The source told Aswat al-Iraq that the electorates decided the political bureau of the party.
On the security agreement, Samarra'i stressed "the rejection of any foreign presence on the Iraqi soil, and the government failed to use the previous period to strengthen its security forces".
"The presence of some political parties is attached to the existence of foreign forces, thus they try to renew the agreement", he confirmed.
He pointed out that the party adopts " high non-centralism with the provinces so they do not need to make regions".
Samarra'i warned that any change in the existing border demarcations will be the beginning of a new sectarian conflict.
Samarra'i is an MP for the Tawafuq bloc, affiliated with the Iraqi Middle Coalition, and was the head of the financial commission in the previous parliamentary session, then was elected a the speaker of the parliament.
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