ANKAWA, Iraq — On the 107th anniversary of the Sayfo Genocide, the Bethnahrain Patriotic Union in Iraq (Huyodo d-Bethnahrin Athroyo, HBA) released a statement.
” The recognition of the peoples’ existence and rights is only obtained through organized political struggle. The Bethnahrain National Council (Mawtbo Umthoyo D’Bethnahrin, MUB), with its enlightened ideology and all institutions and political parties spread in Beth Nahrin (Mesopotamia) and the diaspora, responded to this broad struggle and prepared the struggle groundwork,” read the statement.
The HBA called on all our Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people to chart their destiny, their existence destiny and their national and international future wherever they are.
“The satisfactory response to injustice, abuse and denial of peoples’ rights can only be achieved through a wide-ranging political struggle that is based on the national humanitarian patriotic thought,” the statement added.
The statement denounced the genocides committed by the Ottoman Empire against our people. It also called on the international community to recognize these genocides and record them in United Nations documents historically and legally.
The HBA statement called on the Parliament of Iraq to denounce these genocides and all the violations that took place against the Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people in Iraq.
The statement demanded guaranteeing the rights of the Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people in Iraq and other countries, and denounced all the Turkish violations against our people and other ethnic groups in Iraq.
The HBA called on all political parties to save the Iraqi people and homeland from hatred and financial and administrative corruption, stressing the need to expedite forming an impartial national government.
The HBA called on all political parties of the Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people to unite and prioritize the people’s interest over personal positions.