Iraqi VP: Fight against Islamic State still going on, ways of confrontation to change

Iraqi Vice President Ayad Allawi

Baghdad ( – Iraqi Vice President Iyad Allawi stressed on Wednesday that the battle against Islamic State is still going on but ways of confrontation will change.

During a meeting with a Kuwaiti media delegation, which is currently visiting Baghdad, Allawi said the fight against Islamic State will be reshaped to depend on intelligence confrontation and specific operations to eliminate terrorism and protect the unity of the Iraqi society from extremist ideas.

According to KUNA, Allawi explained that such extremist thoughts stemmed from sectarian quotas and abuses, which targeted some segments of the 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 the absence of adequate management, as well as the spread of corruption and the lack of accountability and deterrent legislation.

Meanwhile, Allawi hailed 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.”

Allawi expressed his appreciation and thanks to Kuwaiti Emir 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.

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