Iraq

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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 1523 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

Massoud Barzani

From world war one until now, we are not a part of Iraq. In 2015 I told President [Barack] Obama ... that the partnership with Iraq had failed. At the time we agreed to concentrate on the fight against Isis, so we left it at that.feedback

Massoud Barzani

Baghdad must come forward with a concept on how we can negotiate, being two good neighbours, within a timeframe.feedback

Massoud Barzani

There are so many of us who have fallen and given their souls for this fight.feedback

Massoud Barzani

Why would we enter into an open agenda, not knowing the alternative? We are not going to do that. It would need a real agenda, with a specific timeframe and the supervision of Unami [UN assistance mission in Iraq].feedback

Massoud Barzani

This would be a nation state, not built on one ethnic group. It would be based on citizenship.feedback

Massoud Barzani

Is it a crime to ask our people to express themselves over what they want for the future? It was surprising to see the reaction from the international community. Where is your democracy now? Where are the UN charters? Where is the respect for freedom of expression? After the big sacrifice of the Peshmerga and breaking the myth of Isis, we thought they would respect this right.feedback

Stephane Dujarric - United Nations

The Secretary-General calls upon the leaders across Iraq to approach this matter with patience and restraint.feedback

Michael Fallon

That is why we need to examine how to provide medallic recognition for those making a vital contribution to Operation Shader outside the battlespace, from Reaper pilots taking life and death decisions to those who ensure our planes can strike Daesh targets.feedback

Michael Fallon

It is only right that those who have performed above and beyond in this fight against the evil of our time get the recognition they deserve. This medal will do just that. Our troops have made huge contributions to the fight against Daesh (ISIS), helping end its tyranny in large parts of Iraq and Syria. They have conducted over 1,500 strikes against Daesh terrorist targets and helped train nearly 60,000 Iraqi security forces. The campaign is not over but for those that have served we rightly honour the critical role they have played in helping keep us safe.feedback

Zeynep Kaya

Kurdistan's regional government has been frozen for the last two years and the current president has not withdrawn from office even though he was supposed to. So there is a bit of a political crisis going on. Masoud Barzani [president] has lost some degree of credibility, particularly with the economic crisis in Kurdistan.feedback

Zeynep Kaya

The Baghdad regime is not sending the share of the budget to Kurdistan so they see Baghdad as the cause of the ills.feedback

Zeynep Kaya

So pushing for independence and this idea of national unity helps Barzani gain some credibility because he has always been at the forefront of Kurdish independence – his family has been fighting for it for more than a century.feedback

Zeynep Kaya

Kurds believe they are worse off as part of Iraq because the Iraqi army has not been able to protect the Kurds and the Yazidis.feedback

Alan M. Noory

This is not a real referendum. It's an insult to the democracy we deserve.feedback

Rabbon Marof

We're not a democratic state – we're a tribal state, and we're not ready for independence.feedback

Judi Dench

I just felt very sorry for the boys. They didn't ask for this, but they do it well. It was really sad and somehow shocking to everybody. Because of Iraq. Because of Iraq. It was not confirmed. Look what has happened.feedback

Sergey Lavrov

We are interested that the Kurdish people like any other nation on the planet can fulfill its hopes and aspirations. We start from the fact that the legitimate aspirations of the Kurds, like other peoples, need to be fulfilled within the framework of existing international legal norms. This time, he said that Russia understands the ambitions of Kurdish people for independence. And even though he added that it needed to be done carefully, it was a big signal.feedback

Michael Fallon

It is only right that those who've performed above and beyond in this fight against the evil of our time get the recognition they deserve. This medal will do just that. Our troops have made huge contributions to the fight against Daesh, helping end its tyranny in large parts of Iraq and Syria.feedback

Johnny Stringer

That particular example for us very much brought it home because civilians had been herded in, forced literally at gunpoint, to go and watch this going on in their hundreds.feedback

Michael Fallon

The changing character of warfare provides new challenges - not just about how we fight but also how we recognise and support those who serve. As fighting has evolved we have adapted, ensuring our troops have cutting-edge equipment including unmanned systems operated from outside the battle space. Our recognition of service, the risks taken, and the long-term effects must therefore adapt too. Our troops have made huge contributions to the fight against Daesh, helping end its tyranny in large parts of Iraq and Syria.feedback

Robert Blackie

If you report pornography for example, it gets removed very quickly. The biggest challenge is that the government hasn't defined what extremist content is.feedback

Jim Killock - Open Rights Group

Mistakes will inevitably be made – by removing the wrong content and by missing extremist material. Automated takedowns will have a wide-reaching effect on the content we see, although not necessarily on the spread of extremist ideas as terrorists will switch to using other platforms.feedback

Monika Bickert - Facebook

AI has begun to help us identify terrorist imagery at the time of upload so we can stop the upload, understand text-based signals for terrorist support, remove terrorist clusters and related content, and detect new accounts created by repeat offenders.feedback

Kent Walker - Google

The "larger problem is you can't necessarily catch everything on the entirety of the internet... The challenge is, while machine learning is a powerful tool, it's still relatively early in its evolution.feedback

Mikhail Leontev - Rosneft

Holding the referendum will not affect our work. We are doing business in an autonomous region in Iraq that has been recognised by law. This place is run by Iraqi Kurdistan's nation and it is the people of Iraqi Kurdistan who live there. That is why we don't think we are embarking on an adventure.feedback

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

Bethany Haines

It kills me that my Dad will never see his grandson, that we'll never have any more ice-cream movie nights and he'll never get to lecture me about doing well at college.feedback

Bethany Haines

They say with time it gets easier, but it really doesn't. You just learn to deal with it.feedback

Bethany Haines

Taken far too soon and it's now up to me to help stop anymore families from ever feeling what I'm feeling. Love you Daddy, fly high.feedback

Vince Cable - Stansted Airport

What the country now desperately needs is some political adults. There are sensible grown-ups in the Conservative Party, and the Labour Party and the Greens. We believe the public have a right to change their mind. At the end of these tortuous divorce negotiations, the British public must be given a vote on the outcome.feedback

Haider al-Abadi

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.feedback

David Satterfield

The defeat of ISIS is underway. We are all committed to humanitarian aid. And that will continue to flow, of course. But the reconstruction of Syria depends very much on that credible political process.feedback

David Satterfield

We're engaged in working with Russia, deconfliction with Russia, as we each move on defeating ISIS. It's not a rivalry. It's not a contest.feedback

Haider al-Sufi

In case Kurdistan's authorities do not respond to the court decision, the Iraqi government and Prime Minister Abadi have wider authorities to deal with the situation. And the prime minister will be able to adopt any decision he sees suitable as prime minister and as commander-in-chief.feedback

Peter Kosminsky

People contemplating going to Syria are people with no sense of investment in our society. They feel very apart from it, and more importantly, they feel a sense of disgust at our society … And they're looking for a band of brothers or sisters, or a place where they will be welcomed, [where they] don't feel like they have to hide or make excuses for their faith.feedback

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

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