Mahmoud Othman: Officials' escape is natural not surprise in Iraq.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The independent MP, of the Kurdistan Alliance, Mahmoud Othman described the phenomenon of officials' escape, accused of corruption or criminal or included in the law of accountability and justice out of the country, not surprise, noting that this becomes natural in Iraq.
Mahmoud Othman accused, in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / some parties / unnamed / to help those officials to escape before the issuance of the arrest warrants, noting "after the official's travel, an arrest warrants and publicly declare that he is accused of a number of issues and this matter has been repeated from time to time without processors. "
He explained that "Many fleeing officials benefited from the second foreign nationality that they own, to escape to that country on the grounds that he is a citizen in that country, so we should organize a law prohibiting possession of a second nationality for state officials and determine the positions, including in this law, to be applied in the country,"
It is mentioned that many officials, accused with various charges, fled out of the country, this scenario began with the former minister of electricity in Iyad Allawi's government, Ayham al-Samurai, former Trade Minister, Abdul Falah al-Sudani, former Vice-President Tareq al-Hashemi and Central Bank Governor Sinan al-Shabibi, most recently head of the Supreme Judicial Council Medhat al-Mahmoud, whom independent MP, Sabah al-Saadi said that he fled to America.
Kiyani describes including Mahmoud in ablation as "good step"
Saturday, 16 February 2013 10:20 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) -MP Mohamed Kiyani of the Change bloc described including the head of the Supreme Federal Court, Midhat al-Mahmoud, in the ablation procedures of the Accountability & Justice body, as step on the right path and devoting for the democracy in Iraq.
Kiyani stated "clearing the Federal Court form Mahmoud is good step towards establishing neutral court that is far from politicization."
"The judge Mahmoud exploited his post to install the dictatorship through disturbing the parliament's performance by freezing the laws that are issued by the parliament," he added.
He stressed that "The Federal Court while being under control of Mahmoud turned from being an institution for promoting democracy in Iraq into a tool to bring the dictatorship back to Iraq as Mahmoud was one of the former regime's arms."
MP: Include al-Mahmoud in the measures of the accountability and justice is a political targeting.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The MP, of the state of law coalition, Adnan al-Mayahi described inclusion of the President of the Federal Court, Medhat al-Mahmoud in the decision of the accountability and justice as a political targeting to the Judiciary.
Mayahi said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "The judiciary is the center of the balance among the various powers of the state and included the President of the Federal Court, Medhat al-Mahmoud in the decision of the accountability and justice in this critical circumstance aims to political destabilize in Iraq, and it is a political targeting to the judicial authority."
He added: "Al-Mahmoud has the right to appeal the decision because he was a victim of some political pressure."
The Justice and Accountability Commission announced on Wednesday a decision to include the President of the Federal Court, Medhat al-Mahmoud, in its measures after a day of his removal from the post of chairperson of the Supreme Judicial Council.
Presidency of the Council of Representatives gets away from laws that serve the citizen
BAGHDAD / NINA / The MP, of the state of law coalition, Jabbar al-Kinani confirmed that the Presidency of the Council of Representatives is getting away from laws that serve the citizen and moving toward the laws that have partisan gains and create crises.
Al-Kinani said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / There are a lot of laws that are in the interest of citizens and meet their aspirations, still in the House of Representatives and the reason is that the Presidency of the Council began moving toward the laws that have partisan gains and get away from services' laws. "
He added: "Adopting the laws, which have partisan gains, may further aggravate the current situation, calling on the Presidency of the Council of Representatives to consider positively servicing the citizen and getting away from narrow partisan interests".
Al-Sarraj: National Alliance and the Iraqi Shiites want to establish better relations with Saudi Arabia.
BAGHDAD / NINA / Adnan al-Sarraj, a member of the state of law coalition said that the delegation of the National Alliance went to Saudi Arabia to provide consolation for the death of Amir of Riyadh Sattam bin Abdul Aziz, carrying a message from Iraq says "the National Alliance and the Iraqi Shiites want to establish better relations with Saudi Arabia in the future".
He said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "This visit came after receiving signals from Saudi Arabia that it feels danger of the Qatari role in the region and of the expansion of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Arab region," indicating that "this visit may unite the views between Iraq and Saudi Arabia on the events in the region."
Dr. Ibrahim al-Jaafari, head of the Iraqi National Alliance has arrived in the Saudi capital Riyadh yesterday evening at the head of a delegation from the Iraqi National Alliance, to offer condolence for the death of Prince Sattam bin Abdul Aziz, Governor of Riyadh.
Special force, coming from Baghdad, raids the office of Diyala's governor.
Baquba / NINA / A special security force, coming from the Baghdad, raided the office of the governor of Diyala in Muqdadiya district, northeast of Baquba.
A security source told the reporter of the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that a special force, coming from Baghdad, raided the office of the governor of Diyala, Omar al-Humairi in Muqdadiya district, in at a late hour last night, and confiscated all weapons of the office's guards and messed up the office.
Meanwhile, a government source in Diyala said that the governor of Diyala province will hold an emergency meeting for the local government in the wake of the raid.
Finance Bader: Golden increase balance dinar to strengthen its position against global currencies
BAGHDAD / Mohammed Kazem
World Gold Council revealed in its report issued by the global demand for gold for that Iraq had bought 24.1 tonnes of gold during 2012. The report noted that the world's central banks raised their purchases of gold over the past year 2012 record levels and the highest level since 48-year-old in 1964. Noting that Iraq, which raise oil production over the past year benefited from oil مداخيله in increasing its gold reserves, where he bought a CBI 24.1 tonnes of gold during 2012. A member of the parliamentary Finance Committee Abdul Hussein al-Yasiri: reserve there in the Central Bank Law old number (64) of 1976 and indicates that the government when issued Iraqi dinar must be covered up 70%, while foreign currency or gold, this law and end it that measured in gold as the precious metals accepted in all countries of the world. The Yasiri told (Badr): the government's drive towards enhancing its gold reserves, strengthen the balance local currency in international banks, the fact that the currency exposed to low from time to time, in order to raise its value against foreign currencies, which collapsed to the lowest levels because of politics clumsy followed by the dictatorial regime in currency printing in large quantities, which caused significant inflation in the Iraqi dinar discredit the international transactions. Yasiri: The reasons that prompted the central bank to talk about the process of strengthening the balance golden dinars aims to raise its position against foreign currencies directly, now the money supply around (34) trillion Iraqi dinars sum, and number limits (3) trillion, according to census coins to the Central Bank and who wishes downward to about a third in the case of high purchasing power and rates of foreign currencies the dollar and the euro and the pound sterling. The annual report for 2012 that «the value of global purchases of gold reached record levels in terms of financial value, reaching 236.5 billion U.S. dollars last year, and the size of 4405.5 tonnes of gold. The report said that consumer purchases of gold declined in the past year, but purchases of central banks and funds offset this decline, where they purchased these banks 534.6 tons of gold in the year as a whole, while the purchases in the fourth quarter of last year alone to 75.6 tons ». Noted analysts gold markets that the main reasons behind the record rise in purchases of central banks back to disorder exchange rate major currencies that make up foreign reserves to the world and fears of a «currency war» this year amid policies key countries in the Group of Seven to reduce the price of currencies to increase the competitiveness of its exports in the international markets. Another reason is due to these purchases analysts standard quantitative stimulus policies implemented by several global central banks led by the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank and the Bank of Japan (BOJ) and the Bank of England. It is known that the quantitative stimulus policies that lead to the deterioration of the exchange rate because it increases the money supply in the market. In this sense, a lot of countries around the world proceeded over the past year gold to hedge against this risk. According to the report of the World Gold Council, the five Arab central banks topped the list of the 40 central banks largest in terms of gold reserves is Saudi Arabia, which reached its gold reserves at the end of last year, 322.9 tons and represents 3.0% of total reserves. Lebanon reserves of 286.8 tons and represents 16% of total reserves, Algeria reserves of 173.6 tons and represents 5% of the total reserves, Kuwait reserves golden of 79 tons and representing 13% of total reserves, and Egypt reserves of 75.6 tons and represents 25% of the total Reserve. The report noted that the People's Bank of China (China's central bank) was one of the most active central banks buying gold as well as the Russian Central Bank. And reached the Russian central bank purchases over the past year about 75 tons, to bring the possession of gold to 1,000 tonnes, which represents 10% of the total reserves.
MP calls Parliament to continue regular sessions to ratify laws concerning demonstrators' demands
Saturday, 16 February 2013 11:41 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) -MP Faiza al-Ubaidi of the Iraqiya Slate stressed that "The Iraqiya Slate is honored to stand with the demonstrators; at the time we acknowledge our failure to meet their demands."
Ubaidi told All Iraq News Agency (AIN) "We admit that the IS did not do anything for the masses which elected the IS representatives, but our support for their demands is an honorable stand where the Slate boycotted membership of its ministers at the Council of Ministers."
"The Parliament is requested more than ever before to adhere to holding the regular sessions to ratify the laws especially those related to the demonstrators' demands," she added.