Statement of the Iraqi Communist Party
All efforts are needed to defuse the current crisis
and avert the dangers of sectarian strife
The repercussions of the recent political crisis, sparked by the arrest of guards of the Iraqi Finance Minister, are continuing on various political and popular levels, with the potential of further complication and deterioration. This poses serious dangers threatening civil peace and the national fabric of the country. This crisis is a new episode, that is more dangerous, in the series of successive crises produced by the regime of sectarian-ethnic power-sharing and its attendant conflicts and disputes among the ruling forces to divide up political power and its spoils, the corruption plaguing the state and its institutions, and the terrible failure in the provision of basic services and the prerequisites of a decent living for broad sections of our people.