Iraqis Reflect on 9/11

Iraqis, whose country has changed immensely since the 9/11 attacks say they hope to see an end to terrorism and a different Western approach to fighting militancy.

The United States and its allies invaded Iraq in 2003 in a sequence of foreign policy changes brought about by the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

Since 2003, countless suicide attacks have killed and injured thousands of Iraqi civilians, as security deteriorated significantly following the fall of Saddam Hussein.

Abdul Hassan al-Zayadi, an Iraqi chamber of commerce member said, "I see the September 11 attacks in a very negative light, it is rejected by everyone's humanitarian conscious on a global level. This attack was connected to the destruction of the world's civilizations and the process of development across the world. I wish it was never repeated and I wish all the Arab, Islamic and world parties reject these acts because they will hurt the whole world, we should fight the ideology behind the mindset that creates militancy.

The U.S. and other countries are marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, that killed nearly 3,000 people.

Speaker: Abdul Hassan al-Zayadi, an Iraqi chamber of commerce member

Voice: Tony Mezeraani

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