Iraq's leaders to contain the crisis and "Million" starts today
01.25.2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Newspaper Khaleej Times
BAGHDAD - Zidane Rubaie: continue preparations in Iraq for the exit of new protests Friday, in Anbar and other cities, at the time called the United Nations the Iraqi parliament to carry out its responsibilities in accelerating leave laws that contribute to contain the crisis. revealed Amer Khuzaie that the Iraqi government responded to many of the demands of the demonstrators, during a meeting with tribal leaders of Anbar, referring to the receipt of new demands of the demonstrators. During a meeting the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Political Affairs George Posten called Khuzaie leaders of the protests to prevent allowing infiltrators from the Iraqi Baath Party dissolved and al-Qaeda who want to sow discord between the spectra of the people and the implementation of international agendas of their own, stressing that the national reconciliation project need help from the international organization. For his part, called Posten Iraqi parliament to rush leave laws that contribute to contain the crisis. Referring to the United Nations stands ready to provide help and assistance in this regard. was president of the National Alliance Ibrahim al-Jaafari discussed with Iraqi parliament speaker Osama Najafi cooperation on legislation of laws relating to respond to the demands of the demonstrators, and the promotion of national unity, and promote a climate of love and trust between the political blocs. In another context, search Jaafari with Al-Suleiman Sheikh Majid Ali Suleiman highlighted the legitimate demands advocated by the protesters, and the need for rapid response and treatment, and confirmed Jaafari need to preserve the unity of the national, stressing the importance of intensifying dialogues and discussions between the forces and national symbols all to overcome the current crisis. and come developments in time prepares the popular committees in the governorates of Anbar, Salahuddin and Nineveh, Kirkuk, Baghdad and several provinces to organize demonstrations Magdy Rady new under the slogan "Fri no retreat." For his part, warned Iraqi Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani, the widening crisis in the country has become a threat to the political process whole, calling for the restoration of the political process to "the right path". Barzani said in a statement on the sidelines of a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Switzerland: "The Kurdistan Region continues to work with the parties and other political forces to find solutions to all issues and problems."
The opening of the center to receive Visa visas for Iraqis in Baghdad, Zebari bode direct flights between Baghdad and London
01.25.2013 | (Voice of Iraq
BAGHDAD - citizen - particularly opened the British embassy in Baghdad, on Thursday evening, the visa section at the embassy to facilitate the granting of visas to Iraqis before wishing them to travel to the United Kingdom, during a ceremony held embassy attended by Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari and British Minister of State for Trade and Investment Ordn Greene. said British Secretary of State for Trade and Alastosmargaren, that "the British Embassy will grant visas directly from Baghdad to officials and citizens and Iraqi businessmen wishing to travel to Britain," adding that "relations between the two countries enjoy good health and is moving forward." Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari also said in the press conference, which was attended by citizens, "The opening section visa (visa) at the British Embassy in Baghdad, will enable Iraqi citizens to submit their applications directly to the embassy instead of Oman or a third country for a visa British" returned "these step task in expanding economic cooperation and trade and cultural cooperation between the two countries. " stressing that work is under way in the quest for flights directly between Baghdad and London Zebari said days next witness interviews and ministerial meetings are important in Baghdad between Iraq and London will also be a conference Astthmaraya in the fifth month of this year to investors and businessmen Britons and added that "the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in partnership with the British Embassy will educate citizens in how they are through the granting of visas to Britain." The Iraqis wishing to travel to the United Kingdom British businessmen and officials and citizens can not get a visa Login visa to Britain, but through their embassies in Jordan, Syria and Lebanon, where long waiting period wishing for more than thirty days in those countries for a visa.
Satan' cause the Sunni-Shiite conflict «to raise discrimination»
01.25.2013 | (Voice of Iraq) -
Dubai: Mohammed Nassar
considered Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to bring the issue of Radiology and Sunnis in the region is «of making devil», stressing that the only result of such a discussion would lead to «raise discrimination among Muslims», adding that the Islamic Republic of Iran not established to dominate others and they do not consider a final Ban greed to their fortunes, wondering: «How many governments that came the pretext of establishing democracy, and then began to fight justice and freedom», in the face of the Iranian Defense Minister veiled threats to Turkey, saying that allowing foreign troops presence on its territory « is not useful, stressing that his country «know how to protect their borders in the event of any accident resulted from this presence. The Ahmadinejad in a speech to military delegations from Muslim countries, that Iran wants justice for all, adding that his country did not establish the shed on the other, «but it wants to honor and goodness and justice for all», wondering: «How many governments came and said it wants to establish democracy and uprooting roots of oppression and injustice, but after a period turn into a key element of the fight against justice and freedom? », adding that raising the issue of Radiology and the year, is making Satan and exciting division in the ranks of Muslims, adding that the collection of debates sectarian and ethnic and tribal comes from hand of Satan, adding:« Quran and Prophet Noble for all Muslims, but for all mankind on earth, including the followers of various religions, including Judaism and swab ». saw Ahmadinejad said his country «Founded in all its greatness to invite the world to these facts, which are not established never to dominate the others and do not consider Ban greed to riches others so much has fingertip are pride, justice and free for all. , he called the brunt of the Iranian defense willful Ahmed alone, officials in the region «for solutions without penetration Western countries and the hegemonic powers in the management of their countries», apparently intended Turkey at that, saying that the deployment of missiles Patriot on the Turkish border - Syrian not considered a threat to Eran, but «no useful work. Considering the same occasion that the foreign presence accompanied always with the repercussions of bad for the region and added that the presence of foreigners P region is considered a violation of the masters before them and lead as well as to harm countries in the region, announcing ready his troops Permanent to defend the borders of Iran, saying that «if Ade and there forces states from outside the region to an accident P region, we are fully prepared to maintain and protectors our borders ». , it announced Vahidi it will also be the unveiling of the latest aircraft locality made, describing the plane b «uninterrupted look, and different from warplanes manufacturer previously in the country », adding that« you're not closer to the opening of the production lines of P dampen the area air defense; such as the missile field, and will be unveiled in the future. Middle East
Sadrists propose a road map to resolve the crisis .. The parliament's efforts to pass laws collide Ballatuaq
01.25.2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Baghdad: Hamza Mustafa
raised «Liberal bloc» parliamentary recommendations on resolving the political crisis in the country, said in a statement that «bloc met at its headquarters in the House of Representatives, headed by MP Bahaa al-Araji, and the majority of the members of the bloc, were discussed during the meeting several important laws and also to address the subject of the current crisis ravaging the country. He added: «issued (block free) number of recommendations on resolving the crisis, which is that dialogue should be the master of the situation, and to meet the demands of the demonstrators legitimate only, and not to accept ceilings mechanism, and dialogue must be between all the political blocs, and the adoption of the points that launched the current leader Moqtada al to be solutions to this crisis. While calling scientists Mosul on Thursday of the need to amend the Constitution as part of the possible solutions to the political crisis in the country, revealed Prince tribes Dulaim, Sheikh Majid Ali Suleiman, told the «Middle East», for it «continues to meet now in Baghdad with senior political leaders and clerics in order to reach a solution to the crisis and defuse. Said Sulaiman he is currently in Baghdad «in order to wait for the results after discussions were held with the President (National Alliance) Ibrahim al-Jaafari, leader of the Supreme Council Ammar al-Hakim, and Defense Minister Saadoun al-Dulaimi, and found that there good response by everyone, both at the level of understanding and dimensions of the crisis or to reach a convincing solutions. In response to a question about whether he carried a message from the protesters to the government or the political blocs influential, particularly «National Alliance», he said: «I am not a postman even carry messages, but what I do is in the context of moral responsibility and national, and it must be contain the crisis by the wise men of the parties, which is what we came up with, pointing out that he will not be back to Anbar before he received the results of his movements, Ğ expected an imminent end to the current crisis. Meanwhile, the search Iraqi parliament speaker Osama al-Nujaifi with the president of the National Alliance, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, important laws in parliament. A statement issued by the Office of Jaafari he «was discussed during the meeting in the overall issues on the political arena, and to emphasize the need for cooperation on legislation important laws that serve the citizen». statement added that it was also emphasized «to intensify efforts to promote national unity, and promote a climate of love and trust between the political blocs. But the decision of parliament and leader of the «Iraqi List», Mohammed al-Khalidi, told «Middle East» that «Parliament, because intersections acute between the blocks, will not be able to pass laws broken in parliament, the ten important laws, if legislation would have been resolved the political crisis in the entire country. Middle East
Exxon and Anglo-Dutch giant Shell had completed a deal in January 2010 to develop production at West Qurna-1, an oilfield in south Iraq, but late last year the U.S. firm informed Baghdad that it wanted to sell its stake in the project, indicating it would focus on the controversial Kurdish deal. (Reuters)
Iraqi Kurdistan voiced confidence on Thursday that ExxonMobil would stick to a controversial energy deal after rare talks between the U.S. firm and Baghdad sparked speculation that it would backtrack.
The speculation came as the region announced it had awarded an exploration contract to fellow U.S. energy giant Chevron, amid a long-running dispute between the autonomous Kurdish region and the central government over oil contracts.
“Kurdistan regional government is confident that ExxonMobil will abide by the contracts that it signed with the region which caused noise with the Iraqi government in Baghdad,” regional “Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said at a news conference in Arbil.
“We are confident that ExxonMobil... will abide by its promises.”
Barzani’s remarks come after Exxon’s chief Rex Tillerson met Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and Kurdish president Massud Barzani in successive days.
The rare talks with Maliki sparked speculation Exxon was considering backing off the Kurdish deal for oil exploration, which it signed in October 2011. The contract angered the central government which has said the US firm must choose between its deals with Baghdad and the autonomous region.
Exxon and Anglo-Dutch giant Shell had completed a deal in January 2010 to develop production at West Qurna-1, an oilfield in south Iraq, but late last year the US firm informed Baghdad that it wanted to sell its stake in the project, indicating it would focus on the controversial Kurdish deal.
The Exxon dispute is one of several between Baghdad and the Kurdish region -- the central government also regards other contracts signed by Kurdistan to be illegal because they were not approved by the federal oil ministry.
Massud Barzani’s office, meanwhile, issued a statement on Thursday saying Kurdistan had awarded an exploration block in the south of the three-province region to Chevron.
Chevron executive Jay Pryor “was informed that Chevron’s bid for the Qara Dagh exploration area has been successful, and that a contract would soon be finalised,” on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the statement said.
The American firm announced in July that it had bought two exploration blocks in Kurdistan, despite Baghdad’s protests.