34 Total Quotes

Zalmay Khalilzad Quotes

Zalmay Khalilzad
right for Iraq at the present time.
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#Iraq

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I assured them that the United States believes strongly that the Iraqi constitution should provide equal rights before the law for all Iraqis regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion or sect, ... There can be no compromise.
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#Constitution

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I believe strongly that you cannot defeat the insurgency through military means alone.
Zalmay Khalilzad
#Defeat

Zalmay Khalilzad
The militias are an issue that the next government will have to deal with. Iraq needs a strong national army, a strong national police. It needs weapons in the hands of those who are authorized to have them.
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#Army

Zalmay Khalilzad
We are investing a great deal of resources in the police and army. Those forces will not be regarded as credible forces if run by a minister who is sectarian or has ties to militias. It undermines the efforts to build these forces.
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#Army

Zalmay Khalilzad
In order for Iraq to succeed, there has to be cross-ethnic and cross-sectarian cooperation.
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#Cooperation

Zalmay Khalilzad
The U.S. and Iraq will work together next year to shift Iraqi resources from unproductive subsidies to productive uses that enable Iraqis to earn livelihoods.
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#American Politician #Iraq

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The national unity government will need to implement a program that brings all Iraqis together, builds a happy future for the people of Iraq, and gets Iraq to stand on its own feet.
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#American Politician

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They want to intensify violence; they want to, on occasion, cause civil strife and civil war in Iraq. Iraqis want to succeed like people everywhere.
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#Iraq

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and that our efforts and the effort of many women here in Iraq and the international community will ultimately pay off on this score.
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#Community

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They are making great progress. They have reached agreement on almost all of the key issues. There is one or two issues left. They are working very hard. They tell me they are optimistic, but we will have to wait and see until tomorrow.
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#Agreement

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Now several groups of them support the constitution, are voting for it,
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#Constitution

Zalmay Khalilzad
I believe that they're on the wrong side of history ? that the people of Iraq are moving away from them, including the Sunni community. They will ultimately be defeated. The question is not whether, but when.
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#History

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The draft constitution is one of the most progressive governing documents in the Muslim world, ... in terms of its protection of rights of religious freedom and conscience.
Zalmay Khalilzad
#Constitution

Zalmay Khalilzad
It is critical that the newly elected leaders of Iraq do their part by forming a government of national unity with a good program and competent ministers as soon as possible.
Zalmay Khalilzad
#Government

Zalmay Khalilzad
The country is bleeding. Iraqis want their leaders to rise to the occasion, to form a government of national unity.
Zalmay Khalilzad
#Country

Zalmay Khalilzad
The terrorists are seeking to provoke sectarian war, and Iraq needs a government of national unity in the face of this threat. Iraq is bleeding while they are moving at a very slow pace.
Zalmay Khalilzad
#Government

Zalmay Khalilzad
Iraq's political parties and their leaders must come together to reinforce their commitment to democratic principles and national unity.
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#Commitment

Zalmay Khalilzad
The neighbors can make it harder. It can take longer. But success is inevitable. This country has the resources to become a very rich and powerful country. It behooves the neighbors of Iraq to help.
Zalmay Khalilzad
#Country

Zalmay Khalilzad
Success in Iraq will be a major setback for terrorists and a major asset for the security of this region. The struggle for Iraq is the struggle for the future of the world.
Zalmay Khalilzad
#American Politician

Zalmay Khalilzad
The draft constitution has moved in the right direction and is moving toward becoming the national compact Iraq needs.
Zalmay Khalilzad
#Constitution

Zalmay Khalilzad
Iraq will succeed. It will take longer if the neighbors play an unhelpful role, ... It can happen at a faster pace if the neighbors play a positive role.
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#Iraq

Zalmay Khalilzad
He can stand beside me and give his opinion, and he is not intimidated.
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#Intimidated

Zalmay Khalilzad
The draft constitution of Iraq is the most progressive document of the Muslim world.
Zalmay Khalilzad
#Constitution

Zalmay Khalilzad
We don't want war with Iraq. We want Saddam to comply with U.N. resolutions and we want freedom and liberty for the Iraqi people,
Zalmay Khalilzad
#Freedom

Zalmay Khalilzad
Weapons and people coming across the border to undermine Iraq must be stopped, and we're working with the Iraqis, including the prime minister (Ibrahim Jaafari), to make this message clear to the Iranians,
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#Iraq

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America has invested blood and treasure here, and we stand for certain values, and one of them is equality for men and women. I believe the new constitution will embrace equality for men and women before the law.
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#America

Zalmay Khalilzad
I believe that if we get -- when we get -- the national unity government, when we have ministries that are run by competent ministers, and as we get into the next phase of our Sunni outreach ... I see a set of circumstances, frankly, that would allow for a significant withdrawal of our forces.
Zalmay Khalilzad
#Government

Zalmay Khalilzad
I believe you cannot win the kind of conflict we are facing by military means alone... You need to have an integrated approach that wins populations over,
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#Conflict