US-installed government outlawed the Baath party and sacked almost all of its mid to senior level members from government jobs, WorldBulletin reported.
Iraq's government said on Thursday there was no chance that efforts for reconciliation with former members of Saddam Hussein's Baath party would lead to its return as a political force.
"There are no problems with individuals who accept peaceful political process, but neither the constitution nor the people accept the Baath party practising politics under any name," government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh told Reuters.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, a Shi'ite, this month called for forgiveness for those who were forced to join the party and had committed no crimes.
US-installed government outlawed the Baath party and sacked almost all of its mid to senior level members from government jobs.
Iraq has since passed legislation to reverse the purge.
"The return of the Baath as a party cannot be accepted, but there are people who have disavowed this criminal party, and the great crimes it committed against this country," Dabbagh said.
Saddam headed the Iraqi branch of the pan-Arab socialist Baath party, which was founded in Syria in the 1940s.
The constitution bans "Saddam's" Baath party, leading some to believe a different Baath party could be reconstituted.
Iraq's High Committee for Reconciliation has said it recently held talks with a "left wing" branch of the Baath it said split from Saddam's Baath party long ago, but Dabbagh was clear it could not operate in Iraq under that name.
Under Saddam, almost all officials, bureaucrats and many professionals were obliged to join the Baath party.