An Iraqi National
Initiative to End the Occupation of
Proposed Principles for
Dialogue and Agreement
1- A declaration by the American side of an unequivocal
decision to withdraw fully from
2- The Iraqi National Resistance will declare a ceasefire, while keeping their arms, until the final withdrawal of the American and the other national occupation forces have been completed.
3- An agreement should be reached, under the auspices of,
and with guarantees from, the UN Security Council, and in consultation with the
Iraqi National Resistance and other political forces that have not collaborated
with the occupation, on selecting a Prime Minister for
4- The UN Security Council should be committed to
5- The new Cabinet should immediately commence, and in
consultation with the Iraqi National Resistance and the other main national
forces opposing occupation, to reconstruct the Iraqi Army and other security
forces, according to appropriate rules and criteria. The Army and other
security forces should be supplied with needed modern and from suppliers that
the Cabinet consider adequate. All military militias in the
6- All squads of the Iraqi National Resistance, that abide by the above ceasefire, will be dismantled within the six months of this agreement and fully upon the full withdrawal of U. S. and other foreign forces from Iraq, and after the re-establishment of a minimum size of the Iraqi army and other Iraqi security forces.
7- The army and other security forces will not be allowed
to engage in politics or join political parties. They will be under the
complete authority and leadership of the new government. In addition, all
political parties and other political entities are to be prohibited from
engaging in political activities within the military establishment and within
other security forces of
8- The Iraqi Government, in non-committing consultation
with the UN Secretary General and the Iraqi National Resistance, have the right
to invite limited numbers of Arab forces of some Arab countries, who did not
encourage or participate in the occupation of Iraq, to perform peacekeeping
missions in Iraq. Their size and duration of stay in
9- The new Iraqi Government will be empowered to achieve the following tasks, in addition to those mentioned above:
(a) Selecting a Consultative Council of 100-150 persons from among political forces, public personalities and Iraqis of special talents, who did not collaborate politically with the occupation. The meetings and debates of this Consultative Council will be held behind closed doors and its proceedings will not to be publicly announced.
(b) Abrogating the so-called constitution adopted by a rigged referendum on 15/10/2005, (especially in the Governorates of Mousil–Nainawah, Muthanna, Diwaniyya and Thiqar) as being illegal as it had been already rejected by two thirds of the voters in three governorates. All actions taken based on that constitution are to be abrogated as well.
(c) Preparing, within one year of putting this agreement into force, a Law on Elections and a Law on Political Parties and the holding of elections for the two houses of parliament, the Deputies and the Senates, taking its guidelines from the provisional constitution drafted by the Beirut Symposium (July 2005) (in Arabic) and published in the book titled "A Program for the Future of Iraq after Ending the Occupation: the Constitution, the Law on Election, the Law on Political Parties, the Reconstruction, the Oil, the Media, the Army, the Kurdish Question, and the Reparations". In achieving this task, the government is not committed to stick to the letter of the proposed programs exclusively, and should be in consultation with a large number of Iraqis inside and outside of the country regarding these issues.
(d) The holding general elections within the second year of the transitional period, under the auspices of the UN, the League of Arab States, the European Union, the Arab Organization for Human Rights, Amnesty International and other Arab and international organizations, in order to secure a free, honest and transparent elections. The elections will be organized on the proportional list’s rule and governorate districts as stipulated in the draft constitution mentioned above (9-C).
10- The new government will abide within the transitional
period, with the oil policy agreed upon by the Beirut Symposium. All oil
agreements (contracts) signed during the occupation are to be declared null and
void as violating UN Security Council resolutions No. 1456 and 1483. All
agreements (contracts) signed by the National Kurdistan Party and the Kurdistan
National Union Party during the period 1991-2003, as well as all agreements
signed during the occupation, with foreign firms for the exploration,
development and oil production in the Governorates of Suleimania, Erbil, and
Duhok, are to be declared null and void as well. The Iraqi Government will demand
from all concerned firms to halt all of their operations in those governorates.
These companies will also be subjected
to legal proceedings, inside and outside of
11- The Security Council, based upon a
12- The US and the UK will have to provide financial
assistance, in the form grants, for no less than US$50 billion from the former
and US$20 billion from the latter, to be deposited within six months of the
date of the agreement and to be under the disposition of the new Iraqi
Government for the purposes of Iraq’s reconstruction and for compensating for
the damages inflicted on the Iraqi state and the Iraqi population by the
illegal US–UK occupation. The total of these amounts would be less than the
actual financial expenditure for keeping the
13- The elected Iraqi Parliament will write a draft constitution based on the guidelines of the draft constitution for the Beirut Symposium, and to be submitted to popular referendum. Until this constitution is adopted, the new Government will adopt the draft written by the Beirut Symposium as a provisional one that expires by the adoption of the final constitution.
14- The Iraqi elected Parliament will select a President of the Republic according to the Constitution that adopted by the popular referendum.
15- The new Iraqi Government will deal with the Kurdish issue in accordance with the draft Constitution written by the above mentioned Beirut Symposium.
16- The Governments of the
17- The new Iraqi Government will commit itself not to
develop weapons of mass destruction in
18- The new Iraqi Government will commit itself also to peaceful means and not to resort to force in cases of dispute with other Arab states and neighbor countries, including those that encouraged, assisted or participated in the occupation of Iraq, with the exception in case of self-defense and within the rules of the charters of the UN and the Arab League.
19- The new Iraqi Government will establish an independent
judicial panel, composed of Iraqi and neutral international legal experts, to
investigate all complaints about crimes, human rights violations in Iraq, the
collaboration with the occupiers, as well as state-terrorism including
kidnappings, killings based solely on identity papers, and blackmailing. These
include all crimes that were committed in
20- Upon agreement to the above, and the implementation by the US and the UK to the points related to them as mentioned above, the new Iraqi Government will deal with all US and UK companies and firms on issues of the reconstruction of Iraq, oil investment, at an equal footing with other world companies and firms, without political prejudice and on the basis of the oil policy and the reconstruction program to be adopted by the new Iraqi Government.
21- This initiative is to be seen as an integral whole and not to be dealt with selectively.