Thursday, 1 January 2009

Iraq’s Day of Sovereignty

On BBC News, the end of the UN mandate in Iraq:
“I’d like to congratulate you and the Iraqi people on this day for which we have waited for more than 17 years,” Mr Maliki said at the handover ceremony at the Presidential Palace, the former home of ousted leader Saddam Hussein.
“We have the right to consider this day as the day of sovereignty and it is the beginning that Iraq will regain every particle of its soil as well as all of its will and sovereignty.”
See also VOA, the New York Times and Washington Post
And from Reuters, looking back.

Happy New Year!

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