In the name of God the Merciful, the Mercy-giving.
“Our Lord, bestow on us patient perseverance, make our foothold sure, and give us help over the non-believers.” Qur’an 2:250
The Political Program of the Baath Party and its Patriotic Resistance.
(The Program of Resistance and Independence)
As the mujahid Baath Party of Believers and its heroic patriotic Resistance expand their operations and the bases of their activity, the patriotic forces that reject the occupation and its lackeys and political arrangements support the Baath and its Resistance. A great mujahid people embrace them, and standing by them and supporting them are the honorable sons and daughters of the Arab Nation, the Islamic world community, and all free people in the world. The Baath and its Resistance present their political program aimed at the liberation of Iraq and attaining its national independence and the unity of its people and territory, in accordance with the priorities and sequences that appear in this document in the following form:
First: Complete national independence, which requires the acceptance by the occupying powers of the following principles and requirements:
Total recognition by the occupying countries of the Iraqi Patriotic Resistance in all its armed and unarmed formations as the sole legitimate representative of great Iraq.
A declaration of the resolution to withdraw fully and unconditionally from Iraq within a certain time period to be delimited through coordination between the heroic Iraqi Resistance and the occupier.
Absolute acceptance of the state and national sovereignty and independence of Iraq and the preservation of the national unity of its people, territory, holy places, and resources, rejecting all calls and laws aimed at partitioning and splitting up Iraq.
Agreement on entering into serious, purposeful, and constructive negotiations with the Resistance Command or its representatives on the basis of the rights and principles of the homeland and its liberation as presented in this document, with the aim of arriving at a formulation of an agreement on the complete liberation and independence of the country.
A declaration by the United States of America and its allies that they take responsibility for the war and the occupation and saying that the operation of the occupation of Iraq constituted an order and an act of aggression that had no basis in international legality nor any legal or moral justification and that it took place outside the bounds of international law.
A declaration of readiness by America and its allies to present a formal apology to the Iraqi people for the crimes, transgressions, and violations that they committed against them and an apology to Iraq’s national leadership for the unjust, oppressive, and destructive measures that they took against them and against Iraq.
In the event that the occupier declares his acceptance of the above principles, the leadership of the Baath and its heroic Resistance declare their agreement to enter into serious and purposeful negotiations in accordance with the following:
Second, negotiations require from the occupier and its allies that they accept all the national rights of the great Iraqi people and the fixed principles of their liberation, which represent the will and supreme national interests of the people of Iraq, and they are as follows:
When those have been done, the leadership of the Baath and its patriotic Resistance will declare their patriotic initiative after the liberation in accordance with the steps in it and in coordination with, and with the participation of, all the detachments of the jihad and the Resistance as follows:
Third, elections and running the affairs of state after independence.
The command of the Iraqi Resistance will form a temporary Consultative Council consisting of 50 to 100 patriotic personalities from among the armed Resistance, the political parties and currents, and resistant patriotic personalities who reject the occupation and its lackeys.
The Consultative Council, which will include the Resistance formations, will form a national unity government of patriotic Iraqi personalities known for their rejection and resistance to the occupation with a term of two years. This government, under the total supervision of the Resistance leadership and the Temporary Consultative Council, will carry out the following responsibilities:
Fourth, relations with the United States of America and the rest of the states of the world.
The Iraqi Patriotic Resistance and its governments will establish the best of political and economic relations with all the countries of the world other than the rapacious Zionist entity in the Arab land of Palestine, so as to guarantee mutual interests as between Iraq and those states and so as to achieve participation in mutual interests and shared respect with no interference in the internal affairs of the one by the other.
The command of the Iraqi Resistance understands the nature of the vital interests of the United States of America as a great state and is ready to establish good and permanent relations with it on the basis of mutual respect and non-interference in internal affairs in accordance with agreements, treaties, and international conventions that guarantee those interests and preserve the sovereignty and independence of states and peoples and respect for their will, guaranteeing their right to deal with their natural, human, and material resources as they see fit.
The Iraqi Resistance will establish the best of relations based on mutual respect and shared interests with all the countries that directly neighbor Iraq, in particular the fraternal Arab countries, respecting all agreements and international treaties, and the absolute non-use of force in solving bilateral differences except in cases of defense of the self, the homeland, and the people against any armed external aggression.
Fifth, This program is regarded by the Baath and its Patriotic Resistance as a comprehensive, appropriate, and objective start towards a comprehensive solution of the situation in Iraq, ending the occupation and its effects and ramifications. The Iraqi Resistance will never accept a halving of the agreement or a partial agreement with the occupier, since it is not possible to accept a cease fire and an end to fighting here or there in the land of Iraq lest this provide the opportunity for the political process under the occupation to achieve success under the leadership of the lackeys of the occupation. The leadership of the Baath and the Resistance absolutely rejects the principle of taking part in any political activity under the aegis of the occupation or in accordance with its will.
The leadership of the Baath and its Patriotic Resistance, as it presents its national program for national liberation and independence, is determined to continue fighting and leading the struggle against the occupiers so as to win the independence of Iraq and its construction in a patriotic and democratic manner. The Baath and its Resistance, as they lay down these principles, foundations, and basics that represent the rights of the people and the homeland that cannot be conceded or abandoned regardless of how heavy the sacrifice, hope that the occupier will take heed, return to his senses and embark on the path of truth, relying on rationality, logic, and history, and recognize these rights and commit himself to carrying them out. The forces of liberation and resistance of the peoples for the sake of attaining their freedom and will cannot be defeated or broken because God, the people, and free people throughout the world are with them. They will win, by the grace of God, however long the battle with the occupiers and invaders may last. The occupier has no choice but to accept the fixed principles of total liberation and complete independence from all forms of hegemony, domination, and exploitation, and sit down at the negotiating table in order to stop the bloodshed and save what is left of its face, or it must get ready to face the certain and ignominious defeat of its invading forces and the end of its imperial scheme for hegemony and domination. Victory comes only from God the Exalted, the Mighty.
Long live Iraq!
Victory to its heroic Resistance!
Salute to the martyrs and mujahideen!
Long live Palestine, free and Arab!
And God it is who brings success.
The Command of the Baath Party and the Patriotic Resistance.
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