Political Bureau

MP Yonadam Kanna met with H.B. Mar Meelis Zaia in Sydney

The Assyrian Democratic Movement’s Secretary General and Member of the Iraqi Parliament Yonadam Kanna met with the Assyrian Church of the East’s Metropolitan of Australia, New Zeland, and Lebanon H.B. Mar Meelis Zaia. The meeting took place in Mar Meelis’s residence in Elizabeth Hills, Sydney on March 17, 2018. Mr. Kanna was accompanied by one of the Movement’s Senior Officials Mr. Immanuel Sada alongside several members of the Sector. he two sides discussed important issues concerning our Chaldean Syriac Assyrian people, consisting of challenges facing the Iraq post-liberation and remnants of terrorism in certain areas. MP Kanna briefly discussed the general political scenario in the country, the upcoming electoral process scheduled for May 12, 2018, and the important role our…

Ashur Sargon, points to recent news that emerged from some news agencies and sites as inaccurate and incorrect in regards to the ADM’s stand during its meeting with the President of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Mr. Sargon stated: “some sites which claim to be independent published inaccurate news attributed to the ADM’s meeting with President Mr. Masoud Barzani”. He also called on the new agencies and sites to be more accurate in communicating news and statements and to rely exclusively on the official website ‘zowaa.org’ as the authoritative resource on the ADM. He also indicated that: “a delegation from the ADM met with Mr. Masoud Barzani, the President of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, this past Tuesday, Aug 1st, and discussed the stand of the Chaldean Syriac Assyrian people on the referendum, which must first guarantee our people’s rights at all levels, offer representation at the highest executive levels (President, Prime Minister and/or Speaker of the…

Statement of the Assyrian Democratic Movement Regarding the Lars Adaktusson Brussels Conference: “The Future of Christians in Iraq”

The conference, convened by Lars Adaktusson, a Member of the European Parliament, in Brussels on the theme “The Future of Christians in Iraq,” issued a final statement and a political document on June 30th, despite opposition to the conference by key church institutions and political parties. The final statement of the conference declared that a “consensus on a unified policy that represents the legitimate demands of our people to remain in our motherland,” was built. However, the conference did not touch on the situation of our people and their suffering and rights and political participation in all areas where we live and are indigenous in the homeland. Instead, the entire conference limited things to the Nineveh Plain, as though our…