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Bethany Haines
Three years ago I was woken up with the awful news that a video of my Dad's death had been released online. In those moments my whole world collapsed and even three years on it still feels the same.feedback
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NEW Sep 19 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Iraq. 877 people are quoted and you can read 1521 citations of them about Iraq. Haider al-Abadi, Steve Townsend and Lise Grande, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Haider al-Abadi said: “If you challenge the constitution and if you challenge the borders of Iraq and the borders of the region, this is a public invitation to the countries in the region to violate Iraqi borders as well, which is a very dangerous escalation.”.
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All quotes about Iraq

Peter Kosminsky

These are groups of people with a very absolutist attitude to society who want to tear it down and replace it. But they're also looking for a place where they feel they can belong.feedback

Peter Kosminsky

What I was trying to do was show a kind of battle between the head and the heart. In her head, she's rationalized this. She believes in the concept of the caliphate, a perfect place for Muslims that she can help build. But her heart is protesting in the most violent way imaginable.feedback

Peter Kosminsky

It doesn't do any service to people who've suffered at the hands of ISIS to pretend that all the people who go over there are clinically insane.feedback

Bill Roggio

It's impossible to know with Yemen, it's impossible to know with Iraq and Syria, [how many CIA strikes have occurred].feedback

Ali Shamkhani

Any damage to this strategic principle (of Iraq's unity) would lead to the revision of and serious alteration in the existing cooperation between Iran and Iraq's Kurdistan region.feedback

Michael Fallon

I will be this afternoon in Erbil to tell Massoud Barzani that we do not support the Kurdish referendum. We are committed to the integrity of Iraq. We are working with the UN on alternatives to this referendum.feedback

Alexander Lapin

A key breakthrough took place here in the fight against ISIS. The successful and decisive offensive on Deir Ezzour began from here.feedback

Binali Yildirim

Those who are looking forward to their dreams of having an artificial state in Syria and Iraq should be well aware that any attempt that threatens our national security from inside and outside the country will be responded to immediately.feedback

Gina Miller

First article 50, now the DUP ‘bung’: without proper scrutiny, the Tory government is behaving as if it is above the law. If there is one thing in short supply in parliament these days, it is people who fret about detail. Margaret Thatcher read every paper in her red box. Robin Cook, too, got the importance of detail, and was almost certainly the only one who was really on top of what his government was doing in Iraq. The same might be said about Tam Dalyell, who was all over the Falklands conflict.feedback

Haider al-Abadi

If [Iraq's Kurds] want to go along that road, they should work toward amending the constitution. In that case we have to go all the way through Parliament and a referendum to the whole Iraqi people. For them to call for only the Kurds to vote, I think this is a hostile move toward the whole of the Iraqi population.feedback

Stephane Dujarric - United Nations

The Secretary-General respects the sovereignty, territorial integrity and unity of Iraq and considers that all outstanding issues between the federal Government and the Kurdistan Regional Government should be resolved through structured dialogue and constructive compromise. The Secretary-General calls upon the leaders across Iraq to approach this matter with patience and restraint.feedback

Haider al-Abadi

If they are threatened by the use of force outside the law, then we will intervene militarily.feedback

Abu Baara al-Ansari

They consider Libya to be the main entrance to Europe.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

We are going to discuss it during the (UN) National Security council meeting which we moved forward from (September) 27th to the 22nd. We are going to hold a cabinet meeting on the same day. Our stance will be discussed and the decision will be made. Thus Turkey will announce its ultimate position (on the referendum). This will also be an item on the agenda during my meeting with (US President) Trump.feedback

Haider al-Abadi

It will make it harder and more difficult. I will never close the door to negotiations. Negotiations are always possible.feedback

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah

(W)e have won…the war…and what remains are scattered battles.feedback

Ahmed Abu Khawla

We have requested explanations from the Russian government. We have asked for explanations from the coalition ... and necessary action to stop these jets.feedback

Paul Funk

Coalition officials are available and the deconfliction line with Russia is open 24 hours per day.feedback

Andrew Tabler

The recent U.S.-Russian de-escalation deal in southwest Syria, which gave the regime and Shiite militias a chance to fight ISIS, was supposed to come with greater Russian commitments to deconflict with the U.S. and its proxy the SDF along the Euphrates River. Today's strike, as well as Russian announcements in last few days that it and the regime intend to cross over the Euphrates, has called the deal into question.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

While Israel opposes terrorism as a whole, it supports the legitimate efforts of the Kurdish people to achieve their own state.feedback

Sadiq Khan

It is important we all remain alert and vigilant. There will be an increased police presence across London today and over this weekend, including additional armed officers. They are there to keep us safe. London will never be intimidated by terrorism. We will always defeat those who seek to harm us and destroy our way of life.feedback

Muna Qahwachi

We refuse to accept the Iraqi Parliament's decision, which was unlawful.feedback

Theresa May

For this period, military personnel will replace police officers on guard duties at certain protected sites that are not accessible to the public. The public will see more armed police on the transport network and on our streets, providing extra protection. This is a proportionate and sensible step which will provide extra reassurance and protection while the investigation progresses.feedback

Alexander Lapin

All the conditions are in place for the final stage of defeating Isis in Syria. I can promise you that no Isis terrorist will ever set foot in this town again.feedback

Danny Davis

So having troops constantly fighting overseas in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Pakistan – those things are not keeping us safe. And in fact, in some ways, they're actually contributing to rouse some of these radicalized people. We need to really be careful. What we have to do is get at the causes of radicalism and the causes of Islamic terror. And that's not going to be done on a combat battlefield.feedback

Omed Khoshnaw

We've been waiting more than 100 years for this. There is no other way to guarantee that genocide will never be repeated.feedback

Michael Stephens

I think the instability of this dynamic is particularly worrying, and regional interference could serve to raise tensions and potentially ignite conflict, rather than dampen down the chances.feedback

Renad Mansour - Chatham House

The relationship between Baghdad and Erbil is the biggest challenge to oil, with the Kurds using this upcoming referendum as a bargaining chip. Do I foresee all out conflict? Probably not. The referendum is a bit of a bluff in that sense because the Kurds need the U.S. and the U.K. and a conflict would mean losing this lifeline. I wouldn't rule out skirmishes but an all-out war is in no-ones best interests.feedback

Ayham Kamel - Eurasia Group

In Kirkuk especially, Baghdad will not accept a scenario in which all of the territories are annexed.feedback

Amber Rudd

The joint terrorist analysis centre, which reviews the threat level that the UK is under, has decided to lower that level from critical to severe. Severe still means that an attack is highly likely so I would urge everybody to continue to be vigilant but not alarmed. Following the attack in Parsons Green last Friday (September 15) the police have made good progress with what is an ongoing operation.feedback

Brett McGurk

Our coalition will help ensure that these terrorists can never enter Iraq or escape from what remains of their dwindling caliphate.feedback

Alexander Sazanov

The fighting stopped, things are back to ordinary life, more or less. Not everything is sweet and simple, it would be good of course if there was more humanitarian aid. But at the present time, only Russia is tackling this problem. I haven't seen anyone else doing it.feedback

Najmaddin Kareem

I will stay in office. The referendum will go on as planned. The prime minister does not have the power to ask parliament to remove me.feedback

Najmaddin Kareem

I don't even know what the accusations are against me. This is unlawful ... I have the support of the government council, I have the support of the people, we are here and we will continue.feedback

Donald J. Trump

As far as Syria is concerned, we have very little to do with Syria other than killing ISIS.feedback

Oliver Norgrove

The Tories claim to be the party of economic stability yet are driving the country to a cliff edge. A Labour push for a pragmatic Brexit could be pivotal. Will Brexit will become the Conservative party’s Iraq war? It is in many ways a poisoned chalice: its effects are incredibly complex and capable of causing bitter divides among ministers. It is being negotiated haphazardly and will demoralise the party for years to come.feedback

Rand Paul

After 16 years, it's difficult to determine the purpose in Afghanistan. These wars are costing trillions of dollars. I think it's time to start thinking about the problems we have here at home. It's time to think about the $20 trillion debt we've got.feedback

George Clooney

We decided to be much more responsible, to avoid the danger. I won't go to South Sudan any more or the Congo, Amal will no longer go to Iraq and she'll avoid places where she knows she isn't welcome.feedback

Abu Saad

That was when I left. Others joined me later, and more are coming now.feedback

Jack Reed

The headlines in Baghdad and the headlines in Kabul and the headlines in Damascus would be 'U.S. moves to end engagement,' . Unless we could do something literally next week, we would be running into the reality of American military commanders wondering whether they should begin to plan for the extraction of our forces.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

We already see elements of ISIS in the Philippines, as you're aware, gaining a foothold. Some of these fighters have gone to the Philippines from Syria and Iraq. We are in conversations with the Philippine government, with Indonesia, with Malaysia, with Singapore, with Australia, as partners to recognize this threat, try to get ahead of this threat.feedback

Nicholas J. Rasmussen

At one point, we were worried about this out-rush, outflows, massive outflows of foreign fighters once the battlefield situation changed in Iraq and Syria and that Western countries, countries in the region, would be flooded with returnees. I think now speaking kind of broadly, that's less likely than we first assessed.feedback

Abu Saad

A rehabilitation programme? Maybe. I went to Syria some time in 2012. I went to support the Syrian people and in the first few months I was with the Muhajirin (an auxiliary group of foreign fighters).feedback

Rand Paul

Tonight, the Senate is attempting to move forward with the Defense Bill. I am seeking an amendment to end the AUMF in Afghanistan and Iraq. I will object to all procedural motions and amendments unless and until my amendment is made in order and we vote on these wars.feedback

James Payne

We know other people were present during this attack, including an associate of Chivers' who filmed the incident. Enquiries are ongoing to trace these people. The community safety unit here in Enfield would encourage all victims of hate crime to contact police so that the culprits can be identified and brought to justice.feedback