" The Dinar Daily " .......... Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Maliki's government meets for the first time in the absence of the Minister of the Kurds .. Zebari: ready to withdraw
13-03-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Sulaimaniya: Shirzad Shaikhani Baghdad: Al-Sharq Al-Awsat
Description Dr. Barham Salih, Deputy Secretary General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan led by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani current political situation in Iraq in light of the worsening crisis between Baghdad and Erbil that «is no longer accepted, and that the continued marginalization and exclusion will have repercussions in extremely dangerous for the future of Iraq and the safety of its operation political, referring to «that the leadership of Kurdistan will continue its consultations over the next few days to resolve things, and that all options are open now.
This came in statements made by Saleh on the sidelines of sponsorship of the forum first political meeting at the American University in Sulaimaniya yesterday and attended the «Middle East», where Deputy Talabani «We have a big problem with Baghdad, and this problem is not confined between the leadership of Kurdistan and the federal government, but have become problem regime entire Ten years after the fall of the former dictatorial regime Iraq faces a most important and biggest political crises that can not be any political party to silence them, the continued marginalization and exclusion of the components, including component Kurdish is no longer afford, and that the Kurdish people after all these suffering and great sacrifices made to build a new Iraq based on national partnership and the political consensus will not accept the continuation of this dangerous situation and the threat to the democratic process in the new Iraq, which gave the Iraqis and the Kurdish people torrential blood to be built on the ruins of dictatorship.
Saleh added «We are now in the Kurdish leadership in the process of consultation with Iraqi political parties other, after we completed our consultations with Kurdish blocs and our representatives in Baghdad of the ministers and members of parliament, and we will look with our allies in other parties all options T became the entire open to us after escalations recent by the federal government, and we will work together to seek the required position to deal with these threats to the democratic experiment in Iraq. On the Kurdish position and if it helps to cope with all the possibilities in the confrontation with Baghdad, Saleh said «We in Kurdistan we have a unified position about the latest developments, not everyone here agrees on the need to deal firmly with those threats, and now it's time to consult with other political parties on desired position because those threats do not target us only we, but all the ingredients and political forces in Iraq.
For his part, Hoshyar Zebari, the Iraqi foreign minister return with the rest of his fellow ministers Kurds to the Kurdistan region, the leadership of the region will be held today a meeting last to discuss the situation «and will enter at the stage of close consultations with other blocs and parties other Iraqi to discuss the Iraqi problem, we Ministers were called to Kurdistan to consult only , and there is no decision to withdraw or freeze our activities in Baghdad. Zebari said «We are ready to withdraw from Baghdad if orders were issued from the leadership of the region in this regard.
For the first time since the start of the current political process in Iraq after 2003 and built on the basis of the concept of 'strategic alliance' between the Kurds and the Shiites Iraq's Council of Ministers met yesterday in the complete absence of the ministers of the Kurds.
As previously the Iraqi list led by Iyad Allawi, withdrew from the government or suspended their membership as well as the lack of consensus within the list to abide by the withdrawal and suspension as is the case now represented by the return of the Ministers of electricity Abdul Karim Aftan and State for Provincial Affairs Torhan Mufti, who runs the agency and the Ministry of Communications after the resignation of its minister Mohammed Allawi, the absence of Minister Kurds with the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, which was the beginning of the honeymoon long between coalitions of Kurdistan and the Shiite Bmsmyate different (UIA before 2010 and the National Alliance today) but is from the viewpoint of a coalition of law «serious indication towards democracy in Iraq. Shaker said Darraji, a member of the Iraqi parliament from the coalition and a member of the political body of the National Alliance, said that «this is from our previous must stop then as it does not should not be reactions in this way with an objection to a budget is not justified as long as it was a way democracy. For his part, Dr. Fadel Muhammad Ali legal advisor to the Prime Minister told the «Middle East» that «the cabinet meeting held full quorum even with the withdrawal of the Kurds and the Iraqi Although there ministers from Iraq were present, namely the Minister of Electricity Abdul Karim Aftan and Minister of State for Provincial Affairs Torhan Mufti as well as the defense minister and agency, Culture Minister Saadoun al-Dulaimi. Muhammad Ali said that «the government has taken appropriate decisions in accordance with the formal agenda of the weekly.
But the Kurdistan Alliance has a different opinion, according to the announcement spokesman mass parliamentary supporter Ok, who said in a statement «Middle East» that «there is an explanation strange is trading now in Iraq on the minority and the majority, as it is known that this concept extends to the parties and forces so we say: There is a political majority or a minority has nothing to do with political components so. The good that «we have a feeling that there is a tendency toward monopoly and monopoly power under the pretext of the political majority, which means from our marginalization and exclusion of component Kurdish and therefore it when that happens there is a violation seriously Constitution and on the origin of the concept of partnership because the Kurds an essential component of the Iraqi people and Partnership according here measured Bahadjom.
Minister Kurds are boycotting the cabinet meeting and increase pressure on al-Maliki
13-03-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Baghdad / Iyad al-Tamimi
Increased pressure on Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki after boycotting Minister Kurds Cabinet meeting yesterday, as the Iraqi bloc rushed boycotting government also weeks ago, to see the province as a minister of the Kurdistan Alliance, "a clear indication of the uniqueness of the ruling party policy authority."
However County six Kurdish ministers in addition to the five ministers from the Iraqi government, government lost key components, had a stranglehold on al-Maliki, who is facing criticism exclusivity in governance, popular protests against his policy.
A spokesman for the Kurdistan Alliance pro-Tayeb said in a statement to the "long" yesterday that "no return to the Kurdish ministers in the present time," pointing out that "the Kurdish political forces will be issued a Kurd final position on the ongoing political process in the country."
Tayeb stressed that "the province included ministers and political activities between the province and Baghdad in light of the continued consultations between the Kurdish leaders," adding that the province does not include the Kurdistan Alliance MPs in parliament, "he said, adding their presence in the next session of parliament.
He denied the good news talked about the differences between the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) of President Jalal Talabani, and the National Democratic Party led by Massoud Barzani, against the backdrop of the decision to boycott ministers Kurds in yesterday's session, noting that the decision to boycott came after consultations between the leaders of the two parties and everyone agreed on the decision.
In its first response to the Kurdish position of the government, considered the Iraqi bloc that had previously boycotted and its ministers five weeks before the government, the Province Minister Kurds represent further evidence on the policies of the uniqueness of the prime minister in power.
The leader of the Iraqi bloc Haider Mulla "long" yesterday that al-Maliki sought to isolate and ministers of the key components in the government formation, saying that the absence of the Kurds and the Iraqi government, "clear evidence of the uniqueness of the ruling party policy authority."
Mullah pointed out that the appointment of replacements for ministers boycotters step expected from the al-Maliki government, and detect the presence of intensive dialogue between the leaders of the National Alliance and the Kurdistan Alliance and to put pressure on Iraqi Prime Minister to change his policy against partners.
For his part, Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said ministers Kurds are ready to withdraw from the government, if ordered Kurdish regional President Massoud Barzani so, Deputy Secretary General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Barham Salih, that all possibilities are open on the withdrawal of the Kurds by the government.
Zebari said in an interview for a number of media on the sidelines of a seminar held at the American University in Sulaimaniya that "the ministers' meeting Kurds and representatives of the Kurdistan region in the government, which was held two days ago with regional president Massoud Barzani, came to consult, not to withdraw from the Iraqi government."
Maliki will have to compensate ministers retreating Iraqi Kurds and the final in the event of the province by them a difficult task will increase the charges against him exclusivity in the management of the affairs of the country.
Mahmoud Othman Barzani consult Washington and Tehran over Kurdish Minister withdrawal from Baghdad
13-03-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Mahmoud Othman, time Barzani consult and Washington and Tehran over Kurdish Minister withdrawal from Baghdad
Boycotted Minister Kurds and ministers of the Iraqi List meeting of the government of Nouri al-Maliki in Baghdad as revealed Mahmoud Othman Prominent in the Kurdistan Alliance said Massoud Barzani, President of Kurdistan hold consultations with the U.S. administration and the Iranian government before making a decision to withdraw ministers Kurdistan Alliance government of Nouri al-Maliki. Osman said for decades of Arbil, Barzani had yesterday chaired a meeting of representatives of the Kurdish parties of the National Democratic Union and Kurdistan Democratic Movement for Change and the rest of the other parties to make a decision on the survival of Kurdish ministers in the government or withdraw from it.
Osman added Barzani had yesterday held a meeting with representatives of the Iraqi List headed by Iyad Allawi, on withdrawal from the government after the withdrawal of two of its ministers.
The minister did not participate Kurds in the meeting of the government in Baghdad yesterday. Osman denied the existence of a dispute between the two main Kurdish parties on the survival Minister Kurds or their withdrawal from the Maliki government.
And L-Othman, head of the government on the evolution of the crisis and their interaction, but said there was no final decision yet withdraw Minister Kurds from the government.
He stressed that the situation in Iraq can not continue as it is where there is no partnership or compatibility. For his part, Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said yesterday that Kurdish ministers in the government are ready to withdraw them if the order of the President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani so. Zebari said to reporters on the sidelines of a seminar Sulaymaniyah Forum organized by the American University in the province that the ministers' meeting of the Kurds and representatives of the Kurdistan region in the government, which was held two days ago with Barzani, came to consult, not to withdraw from the Iraqi government. Zebari said that the ministers of the Kurds are ready to withdraw from the Iraqi government, if ordered Barzani and the Kurdish leadership to do so. For his part, Deputy Secretary-General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Barham Salih, that all possibilities are open on the withdrawal of Kurdish ministers from the government. A source familiar with the Council of Ministers said, yesterday, that the Council held a meeting in the absence of Minister Kurds and the Iraqi List ministers, confirmed the presence of the Minister of Electricity Karim Aftan and Acting Defense Minister Saadoun al-Dulaimi, as well as Minister of State Torhan Mufti. It is noteworthy that Iraq is currently suffering from a severe political crisis moved effects to the House of Representatives due to conflicting attitudes towards the demands of the demonstrators and the possibility of achieving on the ground in the presence of rejection by some powers which it describes as illegal. Justifying the Vice President of the Kurdistan Alliance parliamentary bloc Muhsin al-Sadoun not post Minister Kurds session yesterday Buncgalhm and coalition deputies of parliament meeting with Barzani respect to the implications of approving the Code of Federal financial budget for the current year 2013, in order to take a unified position.
The Kurdistan Alliance deputies boycotted the last meeting of the House of Representatives because of their opposition to the non-inclusion of dues foreign oil companies operating region in the federal budget that was voted on that session.
*** A CURIOUS HEADLINE WITH THE MENTION OF TALABANI WITHOUT FURTHER DISCUSSION OF TALABANI IN THE ARTICLE ITSELF !!!! ???? ***
A meeting between partisan Barzani and Talabani today to determine the position of Minister of Kurds from the government
13-03-2013 | (Voice of Irbil )
Erbil - as Francis
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Is expected to become a ceremony widely organized Erbil tomorrow to commemorate the bombing of Halabja with chemical weapons to the occasion to hold meetings between senior political officials, as he emphasized, senior officials in Kurdistan that the decision to return Minister Kurds to attend the meetings the federal government or continue to boycott linked meeting convened by party «National Union »and« democratic »today.
And is expected to hold dialogues on the sidelines of the anniversary of the Iraqi leaders participating in the event, did not meet since the consultations to form the government in 2010.
The regional president Massoud Barzani summoned ministers and heads of Kurdish blocs in the Federal Parliament for consultation and take a position to pass the budget in the absence of the Kurds and the Iraqi coalition led by Iyad Allawi, and stressed that the move «will be open to all options to protect the country from exclusivity.
It is scheduled to participate in the commemoration of the bombing of Halabja Iraqi political figures and international, and declared the Iraqi parliament said in a statement that «will a large delegation from the various parliamentary blocs«, as news broke about the possibility of post of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, and the leader of al-Sadr Muqtada al-Sadr and the leader of «Supreme Council Ammar al-Hakim.
The occasion came in the wake of the move initiated by the Region to grab international recognition as the crimes committed against the Kurdish people during the rule of the former regime «genocide».
The government spokesman region Sven Dzia postpone his planned visit to Baghdad, because «the breach, which hit the political process, which was built on the basis of consensus and partnership.
On the other hand, said President of the Presidium of the region, Fouad Hussein, in remarks yesterday on the sidelines of the annual meeting organized by the American University in Sulaimaniya «crisis that we are witnessing in Iraq is heading towards more complex, pointing out that« the position of minister Kurds return to Baghdad will be seen During a meeting convened by the two major parties.
The Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari (Kurd), confirmed that the Minister of the Kurds in the federal government «ready to withdraw if they received an order so from the presidency of the region», while the leader of the party «National Union» Barham Saleh said that «all possibilities are open», pointing out that « reached a point of crisis can not be tolerated, and gradual trend of marginalization of the components of Iraq as a blackmail, and we will hold another meeting to announce our final position.
The Kurdish parliament opened yesterday the last legislative term, is scheduled to be held today an extraordinary session which hosts the Vice President of the Government of the Territory Emad Ahmed to discuss the crisis between Erbil and Baghdad and take a stand.
Dar Al Hayat
Inflation pointer stabilizes on February
Tuesday, 12 March 2013 23:37 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –The Ministry of Planning announced stabilizing the inflation pointer in February since the pointer rose by (0.1%) comparing to January.
The Ministry of Planning reported in statement received by AIN that "The main inflation pointer declined in February comparing to January with (0.1%) while the pointer of the yearly inflation increased by (2,2%).''
"The Central Bureau of Statistics completed the inflation report for February/2013 which was prepared by collecting field data for prices of goods and services in a random sell points in all Iraqi provinces,'' the statement added.
Chevron intends to drill 2 exploration oil wells in Kurdistan Region
Erbil (NINA) – The American Chevron oil company said that it intends to drill two exploration oil wells in Kurdistan Region.
In a statement to the press on Tuesday, March 12, the Company's Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President, George Kirkland, said that the Company intends to drill two exploration oil wells in Kurdistan Region.
Kirkland added that Chevron expects to drill this year about 90-exploration and evaluation oil well throughout the world.
Maliki's bloc accuses Anbar province giving in to foreign pressure
13-03-2013 | (Voice of Iraq )
BAGHDAD - Omar Sattar
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Accused the coalition «rule of law», led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the Anbar provincial council, which decided to postpone local elections succumbing to external pressures, the Electoral Commission announced that it has received the decision of the province.
The Council of Anbar province (western Iraq) yesterday approved the first postponement of local elections scheduled for the 20th of next month.
The resolution stated that «the province experiencing unstable situations because of the ongoing protests more than two months ago and which hinder the elections.
The MP said Abdul Salam al-Maliki, leader of the coalition «rule of law», «life» that «Anbar Council resolution came in haste and for political reasons and under external pressure. He added that «the Islamic Party did not vote in favor of the resolution, and the President of the Council to withdraw his signature.
He added that «the postponement of the elections in Anbar is not the prerogative of the provincial council, but the validity of the Prime Minister and the Election Commission», adding that «the Commission estimated technical matters and the government estimates the security aspect.
He said the situation in Anbar «does not require a postponement of the elections and if that happens it would be a dangerous precedent to overcome the powers of the central government and UNHCR.
On the other hand, the MP said the Anbar Saadoun al-Shaalan in connection with the «life» that the «peace already the decision to postpone local elections to the Electoral Commission, but we have not received a response yet», adding that «the Anbar provincial council is more familiar situations province and the possibility of holding the elections on time or not, and the rest of the parties to be heard.
Shaalan strongly denied the news reported by the media yesterday declined provincial council chairman Jasim Halbusi for the decision to postpone the elections and said that «Halbusi me personally denied these reports and said that with the decision taken by a majority.
The Electoral Commission declined to comment and only a brief statement of the spokesperson Mekdad Sharifi, who stressed that «the Commission has not received so far any official letter from the Anbar Provincial Council regarding the decision to postpone the elections.
*** I AM CONVINCED THAT THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE TO THE KURDS IS THE DISPUTED TERRITORIES - IT IS THE ONLY " DEAL - BREAKER " - ALL ELSE IS I BELIEVE NEGOTIABLE ***
Kurdish MP rules out withdrawal of Kurdish ministers from government
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 09:22 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Hafal Kwistani, of the Kurdish Change bloc ruled out the withdrawal of the Kurdish ministers from the government over not paying the fees of the oil companies working in Kurdistan Region.
He stated to All Iraq News Agency (AIN) "I do not think that the Kurdish ministers will withdraw from the government because this issue will encourage the ministers of the Iraqiya Slate to withdraw its ministers as well where the political process will be collapsed and this will not happen."
"The problem between KR and the Central Government is related to the fees of the oil companies working in KR where no all the sides in KR are interested in this issue. So, I do not think that the Kurdish ministers will withdraw from the government," he added, noting that "The withdrawal of the Kurdish ministers depends on some essential issues that are important to all the Kurdish constituents such as the Article 140 of the constitution."
"If the government decides to cancel Article 140, all the Kurdish ministers will withdraw from the government because it is an important issue to all the Kurds," he pointed out.
"The way that the government is dealing with the oil companies in KR has a political side more than the financial one, but there is a way to conduct a deal over this issue," he concluded.
MP: economic independence of the Kurdistan region is not in their favor.
BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the state of law coalition, Shaker al-Darraji considered that the withdrawal of Kurdish ministers from the government and economic independence of the Kurdistan region is not in its favor. "
He said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "The vote on the federal budget in the absence of Kurds is a democratic style that the House of Representatives voted previously on a number of laws like the Supreme Judicial Council and the mandate of the three presidencies in spite of the objections of the state of law on them, pointing that the state of law respected the democratic will of the House of Representatives to vote on these laws. "
He added: "The Kurds have to respect the democratic will of the House and accept what happened sportingly away from threats and waving to withdraw their ministers from the government or to economic independence for Kurdistan because it is not in their favor because the economic situation of the province, based on the oil produced from the southern provinces."
A member of the Kurdistan Alliance, Adel Berwari said yesterday: "The withdrawal of the Kurd Ministers from the government and the declaration of the independence of Kurdistan economically are among the options which we hope not to use in response to the federal government's refusal to pay the dues of the oil companies operating in the region."
It is mentioned that the Cabinet held its session yesterday with the absence of the Kurd and some of the Iraqiya ministers. "
Noteworthy the House of Representatives had voted, last Thursday in the presence of 168 deputies, the budget for the current year in a clear absence of Kurd and some of Iraqiya MPs.
Kurdish MP: Maliki's coalition leads the National Alliance and forces it to make decisions.
BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the Kurdistan Alliance, Bakr Hama Siddiq said that the problems between the Kurdish blocs and the State of Law coalition, led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, have expanded to include the National Alliance as a whole.
He explained in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that "The problems and different positions are concentrated basically with the state of law coalition, but they have become with the National Alliance in general, because the state of law coalition is leading the National Alliance and makes them to take a lot of decisions,"
Siddiq added: "The Kurdish decision did not reach to the boycott and there are consultations among Kurds' ministers and deputies with officials of the Kurdistan region to take the appropriate decision, which may be up to beyond boycott to a full withdrawal from the federal government."