Iraqis are still in shock of what happened last week. They have fears of having Iraq turned to a battleground, rather than being a sovereignty homeland, capable of protecting its citizens and wealth.

In such critical and tense circumstances, it is wise to hold a round table meeting for all the parties concerned to have a reasonable and civilized dialogue that spares Iraq the unexpected consequences.

We implore the Almighty God to grant Iraq and the region a peaceful, stable, secure and “normal life” that we are longing for.

Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako
Patriarch of the Chaldean Church