„Brothers! I have the honour and I am proud to be in your ranks, and I pledge the Almighty that I will always struggle for the sake of peace. As for the forces of the Army which we have prepared, we prepared them to face those who attacks [sic] peace. We are a peaceful and a neutral state. We attack no one, but anyone who attacks us and starts aggression, we will stop him.“
— Abd al-Karim Qasim Prime Minister of Iraq 1914 - 1963
Speech delivered at the second congress of the peace partisans (April 14, 1959).