Othman: Disputes in Iraq not limited to CG, KRG problems, demonstrations
Monday, 04 March 2013 08:46 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Mahmoud Othman, of the Kurdistani Alliance stressed that the crisis in Iraq are not limited to the problems between the Central Government and the Kurdistani Regional Government or the issue of the demonstrations.
He stated to AIN “There are huge problems among the political blocs that could be solved if the blocs managed to apply the constitution and the former agreements.”
“The disputes are multiple and involve the crisis between the CG and the KRG, the problem with the Sunni Arab, the crises even among the Shiite where the Sadr Trend is not satisfied with the performance of the Premier, Nouri al-Maliki.”
“Generally, we think the balance must be sustained, the constitution to be applied to solve the problems,” he concluded.
Sarri expects endorsing Federal Budget during Monday session of parliament
Sunday, 03 March 2013 22:18 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) -MP Hassan al-Sarri of the Iraqi National Alliance, expected endorsing the Federal Budget of 2013 during the parliament's session on next Monday.
Sarri stated to All Iraq News Agency (AIN) on Sunday "The political blocs reached an agreement concerning the vote on the Federal Budget during Monday session," noting that "All the disputes over the Budget were settled."
The parliament is scheduled to hold the regular session on tomorrow Monday to vote on the 2013 Federal Budget.
MP: Kerry's visit to Iraq, if it happened, aims to strengthen relations.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The MP, of the state of law coalition, Abbas al-Bayati said "The visit of the U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry to Iraq, if it happened, as some political and media predicted, it would come to promote mutual relations and developing and activating the strategic framework agreement."
He explained in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that "Kerry has fully briefed on the Iraqi file and had visited Iraq more than five times when he was president of the Foreign Relations Committee in the U.S. Senate, and his visit to Iraq, if it happened, it would support the political process in Iraq, with an emphasis on the continued activation of the strategic framework agreement. "
Al-Bayati said: "There is no doubt that the security situation in Iraq and the political process would be present during Kerry's visit, as the United States wants to make it a healthy model for democratic system in the region."
It is mentioned that some of the media had quoted a diplomatic source as predicting a planned visit by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to Iraq, pointing out that he holds a roadmap based on political understandings.
Iraqis are with the response of the political blocs to the initiative Barzani.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The MP, of the Kurdistan Alliance, Mahma Khalil said that "The Iraqi street is with the response of the political blocs to the initiative of the President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani, to convene in a national gathering to resolve the political crisis."
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that "The initiative is based on three points, which are abide by the constitution and past agreements as well as its results should be binding on all and it will create suitable ground for the political blocs for required national consensus."
Khalil added that "the Iraqi street today support finding solutions to the large and serious crisis experienced by the country in order to preserve the democratic and political process."
The leader of the coalition of Kurdish blocs, the independent MP, Mahmoud Othman revealed that "the President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani started on Saturday contacts with the leaders of all the political blocs to discuss the possibility of holding a national conference, as soon as possible, combining all parties in order to reach effective solutions to the problems and crises that the country is passing through."/
Allawi: We will consult our allies on the feasibility of keeping our ministers in the government
Baghdad (NINA) – Leader of Iraqiya slate, Iyad Allawi, said that he will consult his allies on the feasibility of keeping his ministers in the government.
In an interview with al-Rasheed satellite channel, Allawi said that he will start consultations with his allies at the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council, the Sadrist Trend and the Kurdish Alliance, and in light of the consultation then a decision will be made on whether or not to keep Iraqiya ministers in the government.
Allawi described the political work in Iraq as being unorganized with disrespect, pointing out to the assassination of three of Iraqiya officials, last week, one of them is a nominee for a provincial council.
As for the issue of Electricity Minister, Abdul Kareem Aftan, who recently returned to the cabinet's meetings, Allawi said that Aftan is no more related to Iraqiya after his action, and the Prime Minister has to replace him with another one.
With regards to the protests and demonstrations, Allawi said that there is a sectarian pushes by all sides, the government, the National Alliance and others, and this is among the prohibited things; pointing out that there are infiltrators in the protests and demonstrations who hail sectarian slogans.
As for dismissing the Speaker of Parliament, Usama al-Nijaifi, Allawi said that such a thing will leave the country in chaos, especially with the President's absence; it is rather to solve the problem of the presidencies and regain the balance, instead of making things worst.
Allawi accused the United States of negligence and indifference with what is going on in Iraq. He pointed out that the United States Police in the area in not clear, not just in Iraq; do the Americans support Islamic movements or not? How much they have achieved in Afghanistan and what is there position regarding the Arab Spring?
Sari calls to endorse law grants wide authorities for provinces
Monday, 04 March 2013 09:55 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Hasan al-Sari, of the Regions and Provinces Parliamentary Committee called to endorse a law that grants wide authorities for the provinces.
He stated to AIN “The regime in Iraq is decentralized and federal and regime gives more authorities for the provinces to run their affairs in addition to the constitution that granted wide authorities for the provinces.”
“Among the best regimes in the world is the one that grant huge authorities for the provinces as we find in many countries,” he added, noting that “There are authorities common between the local governments and the Federal Government so we call to give all the authorities of the Ministries to the provinces.”
“This is a legitimate and legal demand for the provinces,” he concluded.
KURDS THREATEN BOYCOTT IF BUDGET PASSED IN CURRENT FORM............................
03/03/2013 (23:00 pm)
Kurds are threatening to boycott the government and parliament if the current budget as passed
Baghdad / Iyad al-Tamimi
Kurdistan Alliance bloc threatened to suspend its membership in the government and the House of Representatives in the event of the adoption of the federal budget in its current form, however ruled out the ability of parliament to approve the absence of political consensus on them.
A member of the parliamentary economic committee MP Mahma Khalil The Kurdistan Alliance will not vote on the budget in its current form
Explaining that "if the political pass the budget deal without referring to the demands of the Kurdistan Alliance will take a political position, either to suspend our membership in the House of Representatives or withdraw from the government," explaining that all the blocks have been dealing with consensual demands only the Kurdistan Alliance bloc insists marginalization demands.
He Khalil in a statement to the "long" yesterday that "the Federal Ministry of Oil act selectively and unfairly," and wondered about the reason for giving $ 40 a barrel for companies that drill for oil in the central and southern governorates, while Tcetkther give $ 6 for companies operating in the Kurdistan region, Although all contracts awarded to those companies with the knowledge of the federal government. "
For its part, threatened to block free yesterday organized demonstrations in the coming days in the case of the House of Representatives failed to vote on the budget at today's meeting, believing that the delay budget would cause cut salaries of social welfare benefits and housing fund.
The head of the bloc Bahaa al-Araji, during a press conference held yesterday at the Parliament building in the presence of a number of MPs mass attended by "long", "The Liberal bloc met Saturday with blocks of the National Alliance and demanded during the meeting attended by all the deputies of the National Alliance parliamentary session in order to achieve a majority of the vote on the budget Federal, and demanded the Iraqi List, to come to a vote on the budget. "
Araji called the Kurdistan Alliance to "reduce the amount of oil receivables and lowered his demands for the vote on the budget," adding that "delay budget would cause in the coming days cut salaries of social welfare benefits and housing fund."
The cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has the face of his followers yesterday to demonstrate in all the provinces next Friday to demand the adoption of the budget, four days after accusing the government of "trapping and prevent the arrest of" followers who protested in front of the Green Zone to protest the delay in approving the budget.
A statement issued by Sadr's office yesterday and received a "long" a copy of it, "as directed by Mr. Muqtada al-Sadr will emerge demonstrations centralized in all Iraqi provinces on Friday, after Friday prayers to demand the adoption of the budget law for 2013," asserting that "are invited for all Iraqis to participate in the demonstrations. "
To that described Deputy for State of Law bloc mechanism majority voting on the budget bill, "the final solution for approval," said MP Abbas al-Bayati said, "yet there is no resolution of the final budget and there were arguments multiple on financial receivables for foreign companies oil operating in the Kurdistan region, but not received by the Kurds and the rest of the parties and the budget remained outstanding at this point. "
He guessed al-Bayati said the mass in addition to the other parties of the Iraqi National Alliance and vote on the budget at today's meeting, in the event of the Kurdistan Alliance's insistence on not accepting the figures allocated to oil companies.
He added that "the Kurdistan Alliance insists on $ 4.2 trillion dinars receivables for foreign companies operating in the region, in the view of the other blocs that a large amount measurements and checking accounts, which says that the amount is less than two trillion dinars, or roughly half the amount claimed by the Kurds.
Judicial Council moves a criminal complaint against Mahmood and Tariq Harb
Baghdad / Mohammad Sabah
Revealed the Federal Supreme Court that it has challenged the law to reduce the salaries and allowances of the three presidencies, which legitimized the House and rejected by the government, while decided the Supreme Judicial Council to refer the complaint filed by Attorney Sabah al-Saadi against President Federal Court Judge Medhat al-Mahmoud to the court itself, and to consider the complaint Saadi against lawyer Tariq Harb .
The Federal Supreme Court announced that it challenged the law to reduce the salaries and allowances of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers in its meeting on 02.25.2013.
The last statement issued by the Judicial Council and has received a "term," a copy of the Federal Supreme Court held its headed by Judge Medhat al-Mahmoud and decided not to constitutional law of the salaries and allowances of the Council of Ministers No. (27) for the year 2011.
The statement continued that the Court held that the law was enacted by the Council of Representatives in violation of Article (60 / I) of the Constitution, which granted this right to the presidencies of the Republic and the Council of Ministers. "
The Federal Court that "the law proceeded without following contexts in place for the proper application of the principle of sharing of tasks between the authorities and the investigation unit of the general policy of the state. Therefore came unconstitutional and the decision was totally based on the provisions of Article (5 / II) of the Act the Federal Supreme Court No. (30) for the year 2005 and Article (94) of the Constitution. The House of Representatives passed in 2011 appropriations bill and the salaries and benefits of Presidency of the Council of Ministers No. (27), who admitted in the summer of 2011 and a law to reduce the salaries and allowances of presidents and Parliament in response to claims popular following demonstrations that swept the country in 25 February of the year 2011.
The Law salaries and allowances of the Council of Ministers, which announced the Federal Court yesterday set aside to reduce the nominal salary to the Prime Minister to eight million dinars per month and make allocations presidential four million dinars, while Article II of the law salaries of Vice Prime Minister seven million dinars and identified their allowances presidential three million dinars.
And got the "long" a copy of the decision of the Federal Court, which challenged through the law to reduce the salaries of the Council of Ministers and ensure that "the scrutiny and deliberation by the Federal Supreme Court found some articles of the Law No. 17 of 2011 is unconstitutional."
It adds a copy of the resolution that "the law show was originally a unified bill on behalf of the salaries and allowances of the President of the republic and the prime minister and his deputies and the head of the House of Representatives and his deputies, but the parliament issued for each presidency legally separate from the other."
On the complaint filed by the Attorney Sabah al-Saadi to the Federal Court against President Judge Medhat al-Mahmoud, lawyer Tariq Harb for aiding in issuing the decision to cut ears in the era of the former regime, said the Supreme Judicial Council was briefed by the "long" it "on the complaint filed by Attorney Sabah al-Saadi on President Federal Court Judge Medhat al-Mahmoud, lawyer Tariq Harb, the Council decided to disperse leaves the latter and move the complaint penal against him according to the law, and Judge Medhat al-Mahmoud and given the force of the new law to the Supreme Judicial Council and including the Federal Court independent not related to a Judicial Council decided to transfer the complaint to the Federal Court for consideration according to the law. "