Jalal Talabani Quotes

43 Jalal Talabani quotes:

"We need to unite and maintain peace as this incident can divert Iraq from the constitution to violence,"
"I want to congratulate our people who struggled against dictatorship for democracy and freedom, ... This constitution is a first of its kind, written by representatives of important Iraqi factions."
"He was always planning to have different places to hide himself from, from the people. Iraq is a wide country. You have many places that some person can hide themselves for awhile. But I don't think he will be able to hide himself forever."
Author: Talabani Quotes Category: Country Quotes
"If there are judges here who will feel in danger in future, we are ready to take them to Kurdistan and they would be safe there and guarded very well."
Author: Talabani Quotes Category: Danger Quotes
"We cannot have any laws not in keeping with the tenets of Islam and of democracy."
Author: Talabani Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes
"I have good news for the Iraqi people on this historic day. An agreement has been reached on amendments to the draft constitution,"
Author: Talabani Quotes Category: Agreement Quotes
"But those who are pro-Saddam are very difficult to reach agreement with, because they are still dreaming to bring back the dictatorship, which is of course refused by the big majority of the Iraqi people."
Author: Talabani Quotes Category: Agreement Quotes
"I shall stand for freedom of thought and expression in a place where it has been trampled and penalized."
"Wishful thinking is one thing, and reality another."
"The draft constitution is ready and will be presented to the Iraqi people, who are known for their intelligence, to give their verdict on October 15,"
"We hope that this constitution will be accepted by all Iraqis and that it will be for everybody. We are optimistic ..."
"We should not be hasty regarding the issues and the constitution should not be born crippled, ... We are keen to have an early constitution, but the constitution should be completed in all of its items in a proper manner that appeals to all components of the Iraqi people so that the whole people interact with the whole constitution."
"Self-determination could mean independence, confederacy, federal and autonomy."
"We must provide all kinds of freedom, personal and economic, to all Iraqis. I will fight for that."
"I believe that the reaction should be one of public support and public welcome. Even the inhabitants complained and are annoyed by the delinquent operations."
Author: Talabani Quotes Category: Support Quotes
"The constitution is left to our people to approve or reject it, ... I hope that our people will accept it despite some flaws."
"We are not living in a country where a party with a two-vote majority in Parliament can rule - this is not Iraq. If the Shiites and Kurds will cooperate, there will be a majority, but this is not right, and not the correct way to rule the country."
Author: Talabani Quotes Category: Country Quotes
"Of course, some opposition members who failed in the elections, or some who did not take part in the elections must have something to say. They cannot admit the facts and the realities, but these are the facts and the realities."
Author: Talabani Quotes Category: Elections Quotes
"It would be good if these people were provided with electricity, water and independence, and the opportunity to speak their mother tongues and educate their children."
"We will in the future, we will search and we will find some kind of chemical weapons and biological weapons,"
Author: Talabani Quotes Category: Future Quotes

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