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article imageRobert Fisk: Iraqi Insurgents Offer Peace in Return for US Concessions

By Tar De Moutonnoir     Feb 9, 2007 in Politics
Sunni insurgent group offers conditions for ceasefire with American and British forces in Iraq.
Led by Abu Salih Al-Jeelani, the "20th Revolution Brigades'', is the military wing of the original insurgent organization that took up arms against the American occupation on 2003. This makes the statement potentially important , although it is very unlikely the U.S would accept their terms.
"Discussions and negotiations are a principle we believe in to overcome the situation in which Iraqi bloodletting continues," al-Jeelani said in a statement that was passed to The Independent. "Should the Americans wish to negotiate their withdrawal from our country and leave our people to live in peace, then we will negotiate subject to specific conditions and circumstances."
Listed below are some of the conditions:
*The release of 5,000 detainees held in Iraqi prisons as "proof of goodwill"
*Recognition "of the legitimacy of the resistance and the legitimacy of its role in representing the will of the Iraqi people".
*An internationally guaranteed timetable for all agreements.
*The negotiations to take place in public.
*The resistance "must be represented by a committee comprising the representatives of all the jihadist brigades".
*The US to be represented by its ambassador in Iraq and the most senior commander.
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