Letter: EsSistani called on UN to enable Iraqis to govern their country in 2003

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The Imam Hussain Shrine’s website obtained a copy of a letter the Shia Muslim Supreme Religious Authority, sayyid Ali EsSistani, sent UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 2003.

The letter included offering EsSistani’s condolences to Mr. Annan on the death of UN representative Sérgio Vieira de Mello and a number of employees — who worked at the UN bureau in Baghdad — caused by an accident.

His Eminence stressed the importance that the deplorable accident wouldn’t affect the UN’s efforts in assisting the Iraqi people during that critical juncture — he also hoped that the UN would take a central role in establishing security and stability in Iraq, in that interim, and supervise the necessary steps that would enable the Iraqis to govern their country and restore their sovereignty.


By: Wela’ EsSeffar


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