BAGHDAD, Jan 24, (KUNA): Iraqi Vice President Dr. Iyad Allawi hailed on Wednesday Kuwait’s ability and wisdom to deal with “great political dilemmas”, adding, “despite its geographical size, it has a moral standing in the region and the world.”
The remarks were made during a meeting with a visiting Kuwaiti media delegation, which is currently visiting Baghdad. Allawi expressed his appreciation and thanks to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, for his constant support to Iraq and for his wisdom in dealing with Arab issues.
The Iraqi leader also praised the wisdom of Kuwait’s political leadership and its constant quest to resolve disputes in the Arab world. Meanwhile, on the issue of terrorism, “the battle is still going on but the ways of confrontation will change through intelligence confrontation and the specific operations to eliminate terrorism and protect the unity of society from extremist ideas,” Allawi said. He explained that these ideas came because of sectarian quotas and abuses on some segments of society and policies built on reactions, which were unacceptable.
Allawi expressed his regret that the political, social and economic situation in Iraq is not on the right track, adding that Iraq is rich in men and wealth, but money was wasted due to lack of awareness to proper plans and work and the absence of adequate management, and also due to the spread of corruption and lack of accountability and deterrent legislation