Sadrist MP accuses Kurdistan and Iraqiya of lack of quorum to vote on the Budget.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The MP, of the Ahrar bloc, Mohammad Redha al-Khafaji accused the Kurdistan Alliance and the Iraqiya coalition to block approving the budget in order to get more gains.
He said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "The MPs of Kurdistan Alliance and Iraqiya stayed into the cafeteria of the House of Representatives and this is disgraceful and shameful, because some of the blocs exploit the security vacuum and conflicts and demonstrations that occur in Iraq in order to pressure on the government to get more gains. "
He said: "The Sadr movement will organize protests and demonstrations in the provinces of the country to protest against the failure to approve the budget."
The House of Representatives adjourned its session, which was aimed to vote on the budget to Tuesday afternoon.
The MP, Ahmed al-Abbasi told / NINA /: "The presidency of the Council adjourned the session for lack of quorum."
The House of Representatives has postponed vote on the budget more than once due to a lack of quorum to convene.
Dori calls security forces to develop their performance in accordance with terrorism
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 08:41 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Etab al-Dori, of the Iraqiya Slate called “The security forces to change and develop their performance in accordance with the performance of the terrorist groups.
She stated to AIN “The terrorist groups started to invent new styles to conduct their armed activities in every stage as we witnessed recently the explosive mobile chargers that resulted in killing and injuring many citizens.”
“The security forces have to work on developing their capacities and conducting precautionary operations,” she added.
“Keeping the routine of the same performance in confronting terrorism proved to fail during the former period,” she concluded.
Nechirvan Barzani: contacts are going on to arrange visit to Baghdad.
BAGHDAD / NINA / Prime Minister of Kurdistan Regional Government, Nechirvan Barzani said that the leadership of the province announced, since the beginning of the current crisis, it is ready for dialogue with all political parties in Baghdad, therefore, the provincial government will not abandon any chance to resolve the outstanding problems between Erbil and Baghdad, and to contribute also in the national dialogues to resolve the current political crisis and push the democratic process forward.
Barzani confirmed, in a press statement about the conflicting reports and statements talking on a planned visit by him to Baghdad in response to an invitation addressed to him by the Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and what was attributed to the leadership of the State of Law bloc Adnan al-Sarraj about an imminent visit for Maliki to Arbil "contacts are currently going on between his office and Maliki's to agree on a mutually convenient date.
Iraqiya MP: Meetings of Committee of Five to consider the demands of the protesters failed.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The MP, of the Iraqiya coalition, Ahmed al-Mesari, a member of the Committee of Five, which was formed to meet the demands of protesters, declared the failure of the crucial meeting that had been scheduled to introduce the necessary amendments to the laws faced by large number of the Iraqi society.
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: at the time we had hoped yesterday to find solutions to the laws demanded by the demonstrators, we were surprised by the negative responses in the meeting that was held yesterday, so the ministers of Iraqiya coalition will withdraw and will present their resignations as a result of such attitudes shown by representatives of the national Alliance. "
The meeting of the Committee of Five, which was held yesterday, was a crucial meeting to implement the demands of the demonstrators through the necessary amendments to the laws, including the Justice and Accountability Law, anti-terrorism law , the law of balance and the general amnesty law
No return to al-Mutlaq and Iraqiya ministers to the cabinet's sessions yet.
BAGHDAD / NINA / the National Dialogue Front, headed by Saleh al-Mutlaq, denied returning Mutlaq and Iraqiya ministers to the meetings of the Council of Ministers today.
The official spokesman of the National Dialogue Front, Haidar al-Mulla told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / today 5, March that "There is promotion of lies and rumors against Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq and ministers of Iraqiya, which apparently comes for electoral reasons, so we deny categorically, Mutlaq and Iraqiya's ministers to the meetings of the Council of Ministers today. "
He added: "If there is a return for them, it should be taken within Iraqiya after discussing all the options."
Some media have published information that indicates to a possible return of the Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq and some of Iraqiya ministers to the meetings of the Council of Ministers.
Saad urges Basra MPs to be united to follow up performance of Local Government
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 11:24 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Suzan al-Saad, of Basra province called MPs of Basra province to be united to follow up the performance of Basra Local Government.
She stated to AIN “Basra suffers from great negligence that led to ruin its entire infrastructure,” wondering that “Why does Basra province suffers in all levels while its oil revenues cover 90% of the economic revenues of the country.”
She expressed her wonder over the continuity of the deteriorated situation in the province, calling the officials to be aware of the problems in the province.
Political situation now is "the quiet precedes dialogue, not storm"
BAGHDAD / NINA / The MP, of the state of law, Abbas al-Bayati described the current political situation in the country as "the quiet precedes dialogue, not storm."
Bayati said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "The current atmosphere is witnessing a clear political orientation towards the national dialogue, which its features began clear through statements and speeches in Anbar province, which was calmer."
Al-Bayati added, "The Iraqi people need to calm and resolve the crisis through dialogue, not the escalation, which does not serve any party."
The leader of the Kurdish coalition, the independent MP, Mahmoud Othman revealed that the President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani began 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 through the dialogue, to the problems and the crises the country is going through.
IHEC fines five political parties for violating conditions of electoral propaganda
Monday, 04 March 2013 19:19 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –The Independent High Electoral Commission announcing fining five political parties for violating the conditions of the electoral propaganda for the provincial councils elections in Iraq.
The head of the Electoral Department within the IHEC, Muqdad al-Shiraifi, stated in a press statement on Monday "The IHEC fined five political parties with financial amount from five to 30 IQD Million."
"Another list of the contravener parties will be announced within the next 24 hours," he added.
"There will be strict measures for those parties in case they repeat the violations," he concluded.
Talabani's wife: Talabani's health condition improves
Monday, 04 March 2013 17:48 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –Hiro Ibrahim Ahmed, the wife of the President, Jalal Talabani, assured that Talabani's health condition is improving.
A statement by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan stated in a press statement received by AIN "Ahmed, while meeting the Foreign Central Council of the PUK in Germany, assured that the President Talabani's health condition is getting better."
"The Council presented a followers bouquet to Ahmed who assured that Talabani is responding to the treatment at the hospital in Germany."
Earlier, the brother of the Iraqi President, Jalal Talabani, announced that Talabani will return to Iraq on the 10th of next march after the remarkable improvement in his health.
Janki Talabani, the President's brother, stated that "The German medical team that are supervising Talabani's treatment process has informed them about the President's health improvement where the medical team allowed his family to visit him."
Janki pointed out that "Talabani talked to his wife, Hiro Ahmed, through phone where he told her that he will return home on the 10th of March."