Islamic council changes name, reelects Al-Hakeem

The Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) said it has changed its name to the Supreme Islamic Council of Iraq and has reelected Abdul-aziz Al-Hakeem as chairman.

Islamic council changes name, reelects Al-Hakeem
The Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) said Saturday it has changed its name to the Supreme Islamic Council of Iraq and has reelected Abdul-aziz Al-Hakeem as chairman.

In a press release, member of the council's politburo Redha Jawad Taqi said the term "revolution" was abandoned because the current stage required realizing Iraq's political welfare, overall stability and absolute peace.

Taqi said the ninth elections awarded Al-Hakeem leadership of the party's consultative body which issued a number of recommendations, including respecting neighboring nations, establishing a region grouping central and southern Iraq, as well as supporting the Iraqi government.

The body also formed a number of teams to examine various affairs relevant to politics, economy, security, developing provinces.
The council is a main bloc in that nation's ruling coalition, United Iraqi Alliance.
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