Haider al-Mulla: replacing Medhat al-Mahmoud is step to get an independent judiciary.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The MP, of the Iraqiya coalition, Haider al-Mulla described the replacement of the head of the Supreme Judicial Council, Medhat al-Mahmoud by another judge as a step to get an independent judiciary.
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "after rescuing the Judicial Council from the dominance of Medhat al-Mahmoud, the next step will be rescuing the Federal Court and the rest of judicial boards in order to get an independent and just judiciary to serve Iraqis not to be a tool in the hand of the executive branch."
He added: "Getting Medhat al-Mahmoud out of the Presidency of the Judiciary Council came after most of the political blocs in the parliament, unanimously agreed to enact the Judicial Council, under which Medhat al-Mahmoud was isolated from the presidency of the Judicial Council," adding that " the next step will be to rescue the Federal Court from the influence of al-Mahmoud after the performance of the Federal Court, over the past years, was in favoring to executive power at the expense of the Constitution and the law. "
Al-Mullah called on the political forces to attend in the House of Representatives in order to complete the quorum to enact the law of the Federal Court.
The judiciary Authority announced, yesterday the issuance of the law of the Supreme Judicial Council after publicizing it in the Official Gazette of Iraq.
State of law MP: Nujaifi is a part of the current crisis.
Amara / NINA / The Mp, of the state of law coalition, Mohammed Saadoun al-Sayhood accused / Osama al-Nujaifi / as a part of the current crisis experienced by Iraq and he seeks to its continuity and sustain it through adopting sectarian political project as he put it.
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that "Nujaifi adopts a political project aimed to destabilize the security and moves towards the destruction of the political process as a whole, noting that" Nujaifi is pushing demonstrators, in a number of provinces, to go out and claim illegal and unconstitutional demands forgetting that most those demands belong to the legislative power and he is on its head. "
He added that "Nujaifi is well aware that there are demands require constitutional amendments, including accountability and justice, general amnesty, terrorism laws and other laws, which concerning the legislative branch, not related to the executive branch at all, pointing out that" the executive branch formed a ministerial committee to meet the legitimate and constitutional demands, which many of these demands have been achieved while / Nujaifi / has not formed a parliamentary committee to see these demands or even be included them in the agenda of the House of Representatives for political goals ".
He clarified that "Nujaifi should deal with credibly and impartially in putting the topics of interest to citizens, including the legitimate and constitutional demands and those, which need amendments ".
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MP calls blocs to waive some of its demands to pass budget's approval.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The MP, of the state of law coalition, Adnan al-Mayahi called the political blocs to waive some of their demands on the federal budget in order to speed up the approval because it is a national demand ".
He said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "There are some blocs insist on some demands and want to be included within the federal budget of 2013, noting that the reason for the delay in the budget is due to the disagreement on these demands."
He added: "The budget is a national demand, concerning Iraqi citizen, therefore we should speed up the approval, calling for political blocs to reduce its demands for approving the budget as soon as possible."
The House of Representatives adjourned its session, two days ago, until the parliamentary Committee on Finance completes amendments to the draft of the federal budget law of 2013, which faces rejections by the political blocs.
Allocations of provinces in 2013 Budget law less than last 2012, says Resan
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 08:33 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Abdul Hussien Resan, of the Economic and Investment Parliamentary Committee assured that the allocations of the regions and the provinces in the Budget law of 2013 are less than the allocations of 2012 Budget which indicates the tendency of centralism.
He stated to AIN “Reducing the provinces allocations enhances the rejected centralism amid all the calls to enhance the role of the provinces through a decentered method.”
“The success achieved by some provinces is evidence that provinces must be granted more authorities,” he added.
“The Governors and the heads of the Provincial Councils should not be affected by the political situation and the disputes between the Government and some political sides by giving up their rights in order to avoid pressurizing the Government,” he continued.
“The Minister withdraws most of the Governors’ authorities as he assumes the task of the Ministry which consolidates the central tendency,” he stressed.
He called the PCs and Governors to call and to pressurize to take their authorities.”
Allaq: Compulsory vacation of IS Ministers to becanceled if they resume attending CoM sessions
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 08:59 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) MP, Ali al-Allaq, of the State of Law Coalition pointed out “The compulsory vacation imposed on the Ministers of the Iraqiya Slate is going to be canceled if they resume attending the sessions of the Council of Ministers.”
He stated to AIN “When the IS Ministers decide to get back to the CoM and adhere to attending its sessions, the vacation will be canceled but they must launch the initiative themselves.”
“If they decide to resume their performance in the CoM willingly and practically, the obligatory off-days will be canceled,” he concluded.
The Premier, Nouri al-Maliki decided to grant a compulsory vacation for the IS Ministers including the Deputy Premier, Salih al-Mutleg, for one month due to their absence from the CoM sessions.
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Iran Tells Iraq’s Kurds: Don’t Think about Independence or Closer Ties with Turkey
13/02/2013 06:11:00By HEVIDAR AHMED
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Iran has warned Iraq’s autonomous Kurds against thinking about independence, harming relations with the Shiite government in Baghdad and getting too close to Turkey, a senior Kurdish official said.
He said that Iran’s concerns were voiced in Tehran last week to a visiting delegation from his Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), one of the two ruling parties inside the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), by Qasem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s powerful Qods Force who is said to exercise enormous influence in Iraq.
“Soleimani told the PUK delegation, ‘You should not think about the division of Iraq and harming Kurdish-Shiite relations,’” the official said. “Soleimani also asked the delegation to keep their distance from Turkey and not join their axis," he added.
The PUK delegation consisted of Kosrat Rasul Ali, the party’s acting leader, its deputy secretary- general Barham Salih and Khasraw Gul Muhammad, a leadership member.
Many voices among Iraq’s Kurds have been clamoring for independence, and the region is keen on closer ties with neighboring Turkey to sell and exports its oil and gas. Relations between the KRG and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s Shiite-led government, have been strained over competing territorial claims and Kurdish aspirations for independence.
Baram Majeed Khan, a PUK advisor on Iranian affairs, said that Tehran did not want the Kurdistan Region to worsen its relations with Maliki. He said that, in exchange, Iran had pledged to keep Maliki in check and made him promise not to attack the Kurdistan region.
Iran wants “to stabilize the political situation in the Kurdistan Region, especially in the green zones in which Iran does not allow political destabilization. Secondly, Iran wants to maintain good relations between the State of Law and the Kurdistan Region. This was in return for keeping Maliki in check and making him promise not to attack the Kurdistan Region. Maliki's stay in office is important for Iran,” Khan said.
"Iran is worried about the fact that the Kurdistan Region has strong economic and commercial ties with Turkey. Iran feels that Turkey has crept into the Kurdistan Region more than it should," Khan added.
A senior PUK official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that existing differences between Kosrat Rasul and Salih also were resolved at the Tehran meeting. “Iran told them that there should be no conflicts between them inside the PUK, and their issues were resolved in Tehran."
Soleimani also told the Kurds that Tehran backs Salih to succeed Jalal Talabani as Iraq’s president. Talabani, who led the PUK for decades and is Iraq’s president, is recovering from a serious stroke.
Iraqiya MP: The Army should be away of political differences.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The MP, of the Iraqiya coalition, Hassan Shwayrid called "not to involve the army in political differences and there should be a clear vision to the Army through the application of professional."
He said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / today 13, Feb: "The citizen, blocs, political parties and civil society organizations all consider that the military is the real protector, so we want the army to have be a professional mechanism away of political directions."
He added: "The army must be professional and represents safety and security of the citizen and not be involved into the political differences because it is illegal and unconstitutional."
Kurdistan Alliance: blocs to speed up the legislation of the oil and gas law
on 11/02/2013 | Author AN |
BAGHDAD / Mustafa al-Araji
Kurdistan Alliance confirmed to the need for the enactment of the oil and gas for justice for the Iraqi people and underlined that approval depends on the will of the political blocs in parliament.
A member of the Alliance Mohsen Saadoun told "integrity electronic" that there is a prior agreement between the center and the province on the export of oil through the government for federal pay all contexts carriers in Kurdistan while committed the provincial government to export (50) thousand barrels per day has not been.
Sadoun said that "the best solution in the half of the people and gave them their dues after (12) years that the legislation is the law of oil and gas that will address most of the problems in the country.
Urgent .. Humairi substitute for Mahmood in the presidency of the Supreme Judicial Council
Author: Bian4 on: Tuesday 02/12/2013
Source: Baghdad 8
Baghdad / WAP / spokesman Supreme Judicial Council, Judge Abdul Sattar Bayraktar, Judge Hassan Ibrahim Humairi presidency Supreme Judicial Council, a substitute for its former Medhat al-Mahmoud.
♠ HASSAN IBRAHIM HUMAIRI WILL REPLACE MEDHAT MAHMOUD~RED~
Said Bayraktar told Baghdad International / WAP / Tuesday, that "Humairi received job effectively today as President of the Supreme Judicial Council and the Court of Cassation as a substitute for Judge Medhat al-Mahmoud on the recommendations of law the Supreme Judicial Council, passed by Parliament and which stipulated that the President of the Court of Cassation is the president to the Supreme Judicial Council. "
He added that "Mahmood remained in office as President of the Federal Court only after the receipt of Humairi to the Supreme Judicial Council and the Court of Cassation."
The parliament had voted in a previous meeting to approve the Law of the Supreme Judicial Council.