• Iraq
  • April 19, 2007
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Mutlak Calls for Common Political Program; Talks “Underway”

A prominent Iraqi opposition figure has called on the “Iraqi resistance” to agree on a common political vision for the future of Iraq.

Salih al-Mutlak, member of parliament and head of the Sunni-based National Dialogue Front, said that “the time has come for the national resistance to unify its negotiating position with the occupiers and formulate a political project for the future,” al-Jazeera Net reports in Arabic.

Mutlak hoped that a political project “would fill the political vacuum in the event of a sudden withdrawal of the United States from Iraq.”

Preliminary talks on a “comprehensive political program of the resistance” have already begun, Iraqi sources close to the armed groups told al-Jazeera.

The report that armed groups have already begun talks about a common political program follows the news last week that major armed groups in Iraq have announced the establishment of an office to coordinate their activities against the Islamic State of Iraq.