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Last quote about Iraq

Rex W. Tillerson
Iraqis are Arab, they are not Persian. Whether it's Iraqi Sunni or Iraqi Shia, it's Iraqi Arabs, not Iraqi Persians. It's important to facilitate Iraq standing on its own so that it doesn't have to look only to the east.feedback
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Oct 26 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Iraq. 928 people are quoted and you can read 1635 citations of them about Iraq. Haider al-Abadi, Steve Townsend and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Haider al-Abadi said: “We will accept nothing but the annulment of the referendum and respect for the constitution.”.
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All quotes about Iraq

Sirhan Sallom

These politicians are Sunni – they are supposed to help us. They're useless.feedback

Maria Fantappie - The International Crisis Group

For the Sunnis, there's a lack of political cohesion about exactly what they want. The Abadi government has never needed the Sunnis more than now.feedback

Ahmed al-Karim

We won't tolerate that kind of foreign interference on top of everything else.feedback

Wathiq al-Hashimi

Sunnis have no unified leadership. And Sunni politicians seem to care only about narrow personal interests.feedback

Hamid al-Mutlaq

We are now a displaced people, a completely marginalized people – and it's getting worse by the day. We have a corrupt government controlled by a foreign power, at the expense of Sunnis.feedback

Ismail Jassim

Our politicians do nothing for us. We never see them, except on TV at election time.feedback

David Phillips

Baghdad is perfectly content to see the Sunnis in disarray.feedback

Maria Fantappie - The International Crisis Group

There should have been an equal focus on the military goal of defeating ISIS and keeping Iraq's military institutions under a unified chain of command. But there was less regard (from the international community) for how this process of arming different factions in Iraq could also undermine the political stability in the aftermath of ISIS. I'm not sure what alternative choice there could have been, frankly.feedback

Paul Funk

We don't need Iraqis killing Iraqis when we've got Daesh to kill out in the west.feedback

Maria Fantappie - The International Crisis Group

In this case, against the Kurds, their interests converge, but in the future they may not.feedback

Joe Dunford

This area is inherently dangerous. We're there because ISIS and Al Qaeda are operating in that area.feedback

Will Brooks

I launched that website just completely speculatively and that was pretty much ten years ago, in April 2007. Those were the days when you'd email your friends links to stuff. You wouldn't do it on WhatsApp or Facebook. I just started it like that. I sent it to about 10 friends, who in theory sent it to 10 friends. Luckily, what made it really mushroom was that the BBC Football website picked it up as a sort of curiosity story. From that moment, I never looked back.feedback

Will Brooks

The website could have been a lot better, so I think there is potential for it. There's definitely still something in the idea, but I don't know what the precise formula is.feedback

Will Brooks

One of my biggest conclusions is that perhaps the idea was more exciting than the reality. I think people loved the idea of it, and the media loved the idea of it, but then when you announce that you've bought a Conference club and nobody's heard of the players, then people began to potentially switch off a bit. Perhaps understandably MyFootballClub became less welcome at Ebbsfleet when the money started to dry up. While we were there bringing enthusiasm and finance it was fine, but as soon as we were running out of money it became more difficult.feedback

Will Brooks

I was refreshing the PayPal account and every five seconds, there would be another three or four thousand pounds in it. It just exploded. It was a surreal moment but in a way I didn't really appreciate it because I was thinking that wouldn't be enough to buy a football club. I was constantly worried about it. I think what's quite interesting is that at the time it was a really big story – it was in every newspaper, it was on the 10 o'clock news on the BBC when we bought the club. It was huge. But I feel like it's almost as if it never happened.feedback

Will Brooks

I never want to call it a failure. It had a bit of everything really – positive and negative. But I suppose the fact that it's not still going means it didn't achieve its ultimate aim. In some ways I think we might have been ten years too early. Had this been happening now, as a fresh idea, I think we'd have a lot more members simply because of the way social media works.feedback

Jennifer Cafarella

I do expect the Al Assad regime will pressure the SDF to relinquish control of the oil field in return for some form of financial or energy support from the regime.feedback

Jennifer Cafarella

Russia and Al Assad could actually demand limits on the US presence in eastern Syria as a condition of a deal.feedback

Michael Morell

There is no doubt that the Trump administration followed the basic strategy set in place by the Obama administration. There is no doubt that Obama would have gotten where Trump is at this moment as well.feedback

Donald J. Trump

In five months we have done more against ISIS than anybody's done since the beginning and we are having tremendous success with that. We have done better in eight months of my presidency than the previous eight years against ISIS.feedback

Haider al-Abadi

In all honesty, I think this aspiration has been pushed back many years now.feedback

Haider al-Abadi

They're going to cause problems somewhere else. It's not in our interest, nor in the interest of other countries in the region for terrorists to regroup again.feedback

Ján Kubiš

Both sides publicly expressed their willingness to engage in dialogue and negotiations on the basis of the Constitution. The UN is ready to assist, if requested. We are confident that the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government, just like they banded together to defeat Daesh (the Islamic State group), can work hand in hand to overcome their differences through dialogue and away from confrontation to resolve all outstanding issues in a manner that is consistent with the constitution.feedback

Bruce Reidel - The Brookings Institution

Obama fashioned the strategy, the alliances and assembled the forces to destroy the caliphate, but the culmination of the process has occurred on Trump's watch. It's a good example of Trump keeping Obama policy basically intact, not dramatically altering it. Now the territorial battle is coming to a close and the much harder ideological conflict is still to be won; that is Trump's challenge.feedback

Haider al-Abadi

ISIS is very dangerous, and if given any chance they will return.feedback

Reem Salih

After escaping Iraq with our children, our experience as asylum seekers took its toll on my family’s health. Now, we are finally part of society. I’m a refugee from Mosul, Iraq. I came to the UK five years ago with my husband and three children, to escape the conflict that was tearing our country apart. Today, we have settled into our new lives, but our first days, weeks and months here were difficult. We knew adjusting to life in a new country would be hard, but we never imagined the endless challenges that we would face, for the most part, on our own.feedback