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Imam Shirazi World Foundation calls Arab Summit to meet People's Demands

Imam Shirazi World Foundation calls Arab Summit to meet People's Demands
Imam Shirazi World Foundation addresses the Arab Summit held in Baghdad in a statement calling to meet the people's demands and ambitions especially those of the Iraqis. I.S.W.F's  statement urges to show high respect to a set of public demands on top of which are: change, freedom of beliefs, human rights all across the Arab countries. Moreover, the statement emphasizes the summit not to break the  Arab League convention of equality in dealing (in double standard basis) with issues in regards to any Arabian country. It also calls the summit to put great concentration and effort on achieving the public demands of the Iraqis and to respect this country's new situation.
The full statement of Imam Shirazi World Foundation:
After being ignored for long years, the Iraqi capital of Baghdad hosts the Arab Summit and leaders. The general budget of Iraq is spent on opening this summit to grant good return of the Arab Leaders into Baghdad; besides that, all of the governmental security and services departments have been on high alert, as well, to help convince Arab leaders be present in Baghdad in a hope that their return would bring success to this summit.
Well, the results of this summit should at least meet the efforts puth forth towards its success! Otherwise, this summit would be no more than welcoming some Arab delegations who have refused accepting this country' present situation since  2003 (the collapse of the Baathi regime led by Saddam Hussein). Thus, it is highly important to emphasize the following:
First, accept and respect the sovereignty of the country of Iraq, not intervening in its internal issues, support it whenever necessary to cancel the international sanctions imposed against Iraq since 1990.
Second, not dealing with any Arabian issue in a double standard manner. There is no difference at all between the issue of Bahrain or that of Syria, Libya or Yemen.
Third, adopting equality value among all of the summit's members so none would make Vito against any other.
Fourth, concentrating on the issues of the country of Iraq. There must be a serious  solution seeking of all the conflicts between Iraq and the other Arabian countries especially its neighboring countries.
Fifth, issuing in the summit's final communiqué an announcement that is clear to all of it's  members preventing sectarian provocation in any country as sects are natives and citizens whose freedom and rights of religious, beliefs, and practices must be respected.
Finally, aknowledging the  equality between these countries, which is the aim of the Arab League, otherwise this translates into  the failure of this summit. Such  result is not by any means what the nations of Arab Spring in general aim for!

Where is Pakistan Headed?

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On November 18th Imam Shirazi World Foundation visits U.S Institute of Peace (USIP) to attend a conference in regards of Pakistan and  meet with  Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, former Pakistani Ambassador to the United States and Pakistan High Commissioner to the U.K , and Moeed Yusuf, South Asia Adviser at USIP and discusses the future of this country the changes and the challenges that Pakistan faces. Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi suggests that any changes should come from people of Pakistan. Changes that occur from within, assure the warm welcome of people of Pakistan and it possibly may be the only and best option to move forward. At Imam Shirazi World Foundation (ISWF) it is our goal work with experts such as former ambassador Lodhi, and Moeed Yusuf to ensure a close and committed relationship between organizations and institutions which work hand in hand to bring about positive and peaceful changes to people of all nations.


Can Less be More in Afghanistan? State-building Lessons from the Past to Guide the Futur


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During a visit to U.S Institute of Peace, on November 17th, Imam Shirazi World Foundation visited an enriched conference about Afghanistan, its future, , and the transitional period Afghanistan and Afghans face and if less can be more in Afghanistan! State-building lessons from the past to guide the future were the main focus of this conference. Astri Suhrke, Senior Researcher at Chr. Michelsen Institute shared her in depth studies about Afghanistan. Mohammad Haneef Atmar, former Minister of Interior of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan also shared his expert suggestions and inputs about how should Afghanistan view its changes and what are the changes that foreign humanitarian and governmental institutions and organizations need to make and adopt if they like to experience a permanent change in Afghanistan and its people. Alexander Their, Assistant to the Administrator and Director, Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs in U.S Agency for International Development joined by Michael Semple, 2011-2012 Carr Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, presented their views in different aspects of the changes that Afghanistan should and will go through in order to become a democratic country, free of tribal wars, disorder, and start of a new era in Afghanistan. Andrew Wilder, director of Afghanistan and Pakistan Programs in U.S Institute of Peace, moderated this conference. Imam Shirazi World Foundation ( ISWF ) met individually with former minister of Interior of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and discussed the future of Afghanistan and its transition in depth. ISWF also made a few suggestions regarding the democratic changes that Imam Mohammad Shirazi suggests in his books and implications of policies that lead towards an Islamic and democratic country.


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