Jalal Talabani - Quotes

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Wishful thinking is one thing, and reality another. ---->>>

Justice for the major perpetrators cannot be separated from the vindication of the rights of the individual victim. ---->>>

A military coup needs a sacrifice and courage that you can't find in an army without morale.

A military coup needs a sacrifice and courage that you can't find in an army without morale.

The Kurdish people have the right of self-determination like every other nation in the world. ---->>>

As president of Iraq, I shall strive to represent the diversity of a country that has too often in the past denied difference. ---->>>

Every human must take responsibility for his actions. ---->>>

I shall stand for freedom of thought and expression in a place where it has been trampled and penalized. ---->>>

My door will always be open to those who genuinely renounce violence and seek peaceful accommodation into our nascent democracy. ---->>>

Self-determination could mean independence, confederacy, federal and autonomy.

Self-determination could mean independence, confederacy, federal and autonomy.

All I wanted was to be a university teacher.

All I wanted was to be a university teacher.

Our plan is to struggle against terrorism and have security for the country and help draft a democratic constitution as soon as possible. ---->>>

Democracies, unlike dictatorships, are forgiving and generous, but they cannot survive unless they fight. ---->>>

The Kurdish people welcome the no-fly zone protection, contrary to the Iraqi regime that is against it. ---->>>

Our gratitude to the American people is immense and we should never be embarrassed to express it. ---->>>

Conciliation is not capitulation, nor is compromise to be deemed equivalent to imbalanced concession. ---->>>

We must provide all kinds of freedom, personal and economic, to all Iraqis. I will fight for that. ---->>>

Iraq is not occupied, but there are foreign forces on its soil, which is different. ---->>>

The justice of our cause must be reflected in the manner in which we rectify the crimes of the past. ---->>>

We believe that an Iraqi founding national assembly, freely elected, must decide the future of Iraq. ---->>>

Rather, it is through conciliation and compromise that we are building a fair Iraq, a just state for all its peoples. ---->>>

Military confrontation is not a suitable alternative in confronting terror and current security threats. ---->>>

This will be Iraq for all without discrimination among Iraqi citizens, or ethnic or sectarian discrimination. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Iraqi
Born: 11-12, 1933
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Occupation: Politician
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Jalal Talabani (Kurdish: جەلال تاڵەبانی Celal Tallebanî, Arabic: جلال طالباني‎‎ Jalāl Ṭālabānī; born 12 November 1933) is an Iraqi Kurdish politician who served as the sixth President of Iraq from 2005 to 2014, as well as the President of the Governing Council of Iraq (39th Prime Minister of Iraq) (wikipedia)