" The Dinar Daily " ...... Saturday, 23 March 2013
*** THE " TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES " DESCRIBED BY BGG ***
Mayahi: political differences had exhausted the economy and prevented the advancement of actually Alaguetsaa in Iraq
22-03-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
A member of the Committee on the economy and investment in Parliament MP Aziz Sharif Mayahi that political differences have prevented the advancement actually Alaguetsaa in Iraq.
Said Mayahi in a press statement to his press office today that: "economic potential, experience and economic efficiencies available in Iraq largely for economic progress, but what is lacking in the country today is political stability, which in turn is reflected on the security reality which creates the proper environment to achieve economic recovery and the pace of large and which will affect directly to raise the standard of living of citizens. "
He said: "preoccupation with political problems and controversies prevented approval of several economic laws to mention the freeze implementation of dozens of other laws that were approved already and that prevented more than 4 000 economic projects and service of providing the actual service of the local economy and left the local market mired in foreign products imported with low efficiency and quality. "
He said: "Parliament has to play its part Legislative Move laws of an economic with the need to examine all things of an economic and financial support to strengthen integration with the work of the government in supporting the domestic economy in order to promote it and save it from recession experienced by."
He called Mayahi to: "Leave aside differences and interest sectors of economic and industrial what would achieve their development of returns positive on the street will be the ensure certainly to achieve a balance between the two industries local importer in the domestic market and thus run the workforce and reduce the financial burden on the Iraqi family."
Protesters call on al-Sadr and Iraqi Kurds form a front "correct and save"
23-03-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Baghdad / term Press
Face anti-government protestors in five provinces, ripped to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki against the backdrop of bombings in Baghdad last Tuesday, and demanded the blocks withdrawing from the government form a front to correct the path of the political process.
Continued demonstrations against the government in all of Anbar, Mosul and Diyala, Salahuddin, Kirkuk, as well as mosques in Baghdad in Adhamiya, Ameriyah, Ghazaliyah and session on Fri bore the name "No to the Government of the chaos and bloodshed", referring to the bombings, which demanded Baghdad a few days ago, with renewed security forces procedures Tough in Sunni areas of Baghdad at about less than last Fridays.
And students in front of the Friday sermon city of Ramadi, Sheikh Muhannad al-Hiti, the federal government to achieve the demands of the protesters and away from procrastination and work to contain the tense atmosphere.
Hiti said in front of thousands of protesters to "the bombings that claimed innocent people in the capital Baghdad, it is only a foregone conclusion the government to commit fatal mistakes in the management of the security file." He added that "exclusivity issuing decisions by the prime minister and not to make the consultation to take crucial decisions between participants in the political process led to the chaos resulted in the shedding of innocent blood."
In the city of Fallujah called Imam and Friday sermon protesters in the yard sit Fallujah Sheikh Fawzi Namiq, the political blocs withdrawing from the government to the meeting and the formation of a united front to save Iraq from the situation witnessed and work to contain the atmosphere tense and not drag the country to security tensions to Atsb in the interest of the Iraqi people. "
He pointed out that "the Iraqi people are expected faithful in the country to make fateful decisions lead to correct the stalled political process, which saw the withdrawal of several influential blocs and parties in the political process." In Samarra carry before the Friday sermon Square sit-in in the city, Sheikh Mohammed Taha Hamadoun Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki responsible for the recent security breaches in Baghdad and the provinces, and accused the government of "insulting the people and shed his blood and raping women."
Addressing Hamadoun Prime Minister "Hala looked prisons how exposed the prisoner where beaten and humiliated? Will allocated minutes of your time to volatility leaves detainees and raped? Even corrupt files you do not declare them only upon the occurrence of rivalry between you and one political Any government we live under the shadow which threatens people all Day? and any conflict are you talking about? sectarian conflict sought by the government to live on its waste? ".
He said that "the government live on Qmarat sectarian conflict amid withdrawals and provinces to the government by the partners."
Addressing the religious leaders, saying "Do not let the country is moving towards the abyss and then you say what delivers it to this case? All this because you did you leave the ruling does what he wants."
In Tikrit Salahuddin province sitters accused the Iraqi government to "stand behind the bombings" in Baghdad last Tuesday, and considered it "an attempt to ignite sectarian strife", and insisted that they had collected signatures to replace the UN envoy in Iraq, Martin Kobler.
He told the Friday sermon Tikrit, Sheikh Kamal al-Samarrai during Friday prayers near the Great Mosque central Tikrit that "These bombings are an attempt to ignite sectarian strife that we will respond by our unity and cohesion", calling for "unity and sit national principles to respond to crimes committed against Iraqis."
In Baghdad, carry forward and Friday sermon Adhamiya Abdul Wahab Ahmed, commander in chief of the armed forces and leaders unsuspecting responsibility recent bombings that struck Baghdad Tuesday, and stressed that the protesters were "not sectarian", and expressed his thanks to the Shiite clerics who supported the legitimate demands.
He warned before the Friday sermon Diyala, the government of any decision to postpone the elections in the province of Diyala, returned it, "the confiscation of the rights of the province," and demanded "to stop the raids random" against protestors and leaders sit-ins, revealing exposure worshipers were beaten and insulted by the security services during the prayer Tugem, as pointed out that coordinating committees in the provinces Almentvdh Atafqatz choose their representative leaders to negotiate with them in the event it was agreed on that. Said Ahmed Saeed in a Friday sermon that took place in the mosque of valid central Baquba and attended the "long-Presse" They "are telling us that our heads will be cut down and attached Ofalwna in fans, and tell them that we are firm on prayer consolidated while achieving the demands of our people in Diyala," and urged the security agencies to "Stop indiscriminate raids and provocations against the leaders of the popular movement in Diyala."
Mutlaq coordinate with chest toward the pressure on al-Maliki
23-03-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Baghdad: Hamza Mustafa
National Dialogue Front, denied were part of the Iraqi List led by Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq attached to the Ministry of Defense. A spokesman for the Front said in a statement yesterday «deny cited some tendentious media from accepting Dialogue Front to take over the portfolio of the Ministry of Defense, saying« hold decision to boycott cabinet sessions until meet the legitimate demands of the demonstrators.The spokesman added that the ongoing Front in pursuit and through her meetings with the political blocs for the purpose of finding solutions to get out of the current crisis and that stands behind their sectarian projects to control the power in order to achieve personal gains. The spokesman called «the media to be accurate in the transfer of information and beware of promoters false news, especially some websites that target the national symbols and works day and night to achieve requests demonstrators legitimate», pointing out that «these sites funded destinations Iraqi unfortunately is that it operates according to agendas Foreign aimed to sow chaos rift between the people of one nation. At the time denied the Iraqi member of parliament for the National Dialogue Front Haider Mulla to be the meeting between al-Mutlaq leader Sadr Muqtada al-Sadr in Beirut recently been built on mediation between Maliki and Sadr, the source close to the Iraqi List, told «Middle East» that «does not rule out return Saleh al-Mutlaq and his crew in front of the government to dialogue, especially that al-Mutlaq is still part of the Committee of Five on the demands of the demonstrators, headed by Ibrahim al-Jaafari. The source, who asked not to be named, said he «did not know if a meeting Mutlaq accompanied Jamal Karbouli and Haider Mulla leader Sadrists in Beirut had been commissioned by the Maliki there are indications towards returning connect it between his resignation and is not withdrawing from the government and only between resignation Parliament Speaker Osama al-Nujaifi, during meetings on the list of Iraq. Mutlaq was announced that he agreed with the cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on the importance of achieving partnership in governance and eliminate manifestations of autocracy, also stressed the importance of adopting the rules of procedure of the Council of Ministers as well. Mutlaq said in a statement that «a delegation from the Iraqi List led by Saleh al-Mutlaq Arab met the leader Moqtada al-Sadr at his residence, indicating that« the two sides discussed the current political crisis and ways to find effective solutions. The statement pointed out that «discussed the legitimate demands of the demonstrators and the need to put pressure on the government to implement Parliament urged the need to expedite the legislation of laws that will meet the legitimate demands of the demonstrators. He pointed out that «the two sides agreed on the importance of achieving partnership in governance and eliminate manifestations of autocracy and stressed the importance of adopting the rules of procedure of the Council of Ministers also. He added that «the two sides agreed on the need for continued dialogue and coordination in order to find solutions to the remaining outstanding issues. The meeting comes Mutlaq chest two days after the announcement of the leader of Sadr to withdraw his ministers from the government on the back of announcement of the Council of Ministers to postpone provincial elections in all of Anbar and Nineveh, a decision that he rejected him the leader of the Islamic Supreme Council Ammar al-Hakim. For his part, declared a member of the Iraqi parliament from the Iraqi List, Ahmed al-Alwani told the «Middle East» that «Maliki no longer has a problem with the Iraqi List, but also became his problems with everyone, which is making it live in a state permanent crisis in order to justify its survival in power». He Alwani that «the recent bombings in Baghdad and several provinces indicate failure security and full political and Maliki is no longer have the means but to continue to accusations of this or that party, such as accusing us by saying politicians, parliamentarians behind bombings», pointing out that «Maliki now lives a series of crises with Iraq and with the Kurdistan Alliance and within the National Alliance, whether with the Sadrists or the Supreme Council, and even with the Dawa Party, and thus it became sadly element of tension in the political scene.
Iraqi parliament resumes regular session on next Tuesday
Saturday, 23 March 2013 13:40 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) -The Iraqi parliament will resume its sessions on next Tuesday, which is the first session after ratifying the federal session of 2013.
Source at the parliament told AIN on Saturday "The agenda of the session includes the vote on the project of the International Academy for Combating Terrorism as being an international organization. The session also includes the vote on other law drafts."
MP: The country is moving towards the unknown.
BAGHDAD / NINA / independent MP Mahmoud Othman, of the Kurdistan Alliance described the current political situation in the country as surprising, strange, and unreasonable, "noting that" the country is moving towards the unknown. "
He ruled out in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "withdraw confidence from the government in the current period, attributing the cause to the inability of the political blocs objecting to the performance of the government to find the necessary votes in Parliament to do so.
He explained that "the political blocs have different opinions towards the withdrawal of confidence from the government, the Sadrists declared their opinion openly when the head of the Ahrar bloc said there is no intention to withdraw confidence, and the Iraqiya coalition is divided towards this subject," adding that "some political blocs are considering now the option of withdrawing confidence in spite of the difficulty to implement that."
He added, "All the political blocs are sticking to their opinion and there are no concessions among them, pointing out that" Parliament makes the laws, but their implementation on the ground is almost non-existent, and this applies to the agreements between the political blocs. "
Othman called to find a political consensus and constructive dialogue among the blocs to resolve all disputes by the Constitution, warning of the danger of the political and security situation in the near future in the absence of comprehensive solutions to the problems and crises the country is going through ".
Iraqiya MP: Sistani's fatwa in sanctity Iraqi blood is safety valve for Iraqi unity.
BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the Iraqiya coalition Eman Mosa al-Mohammadi described the fatwa of religious authority, Ali al-Sistani in sanctity of Iraqi blood and Sunnis in particular as a bright picture of the religious authorities and their keenness on the unity of the country.
She told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "The religious authorities have always been and will remain a real safety valve to maintain the unity of the nation and the unity of its social fabric."
Mohammadi added that "the Fatwa, in its pure and obviously form, in this time is a painful blow to advocates of sectarian strife who are trying to drag the country into a dangerous slider."
The Grand Ayatollah, Ali al-Sistani, during a meeting with a delegation of Sunni clerics from the southern governorates and the Kurdistan region and a representative of the Sunni Endowment, on the sidelines of the first national conference of religious scholars Shiites and Sunnis in Iraq to be held in the city of Najaf, issued Fatwa in sanctity of Iraqi blood in general and Sunni in particular, calling on Shiites to ward off danger from the Sunnis in Iraq.
Sadrist ministers consult in Najaf to determine their position.
BAGHDAD / NINA / Sadrist ministers hold a consultative meeting in Najaf to determine their position from the government.
Al-Iraqiya, the semi-official T.V cited that "The Sadrist ministers will hold a consultative meeting in Najaf to determine their position from the government.
The Sadrist ministers have declared boycott attending the meetings of the Council of Ministers, during a press conference held at the headquarters of the Ahrar bloc in Baghdad, but they said that they would continue to perform their work related citizens in their ministries.
Urgent…..Sadr Trend's MPs, ministers to settle decision of boycotting government
Saturday, 23 March 2013 11:34 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) -The Sadr Trend's MPs and ministers held meeting on Saturday in Najaf province to settle their stance towards their participation in the government and the parliament.
Source from the Sadr Trend reported "All the alternatives will be there in line with the general interests of the country," stressing "The Sadr Trend urges the State of Law Coalition to have full readiness and good will to act according to the national partnership principle."
Sadr spokesman: insist on a County Council of Ministers is currently discussing the withdrawal of government
23-03-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Long-Presse / Najaf
The spokesman for the cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, on Saturday, the insistence of power to continue to boycott meetings of the Council of Ministers, promised leave compulsory awarded by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki for prime minister mainstream "violation" of the law, while pointing to "the existence of discussions currently underway with other political blocs to withdraw from the government. "
Said Salah al-Obeidi told a press conference in the office of the Special cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in Najaf, after an emergency meeting of ministers of the current and the presence of (long-Presse), "The ministers Liberal bloc are still on the decision to suspend their attendance of meetings of the Council of Ministers did not back off him," attributing the cause County meetings of the Council of Ministers to "the existence of administrative and legal problem in the management of the Council of Ministers should be modified."
Obeidi added that "The second reason is the lack of transparency in presenting truth reasons for the postponement of the elections in the provinces of Nineveh and Anbar," he said, adding, "We are with the
Mutalabi launches fierce criticism against Suleiman
Saturday, 23 March 2013 12:18 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) -MP Saad al-Mutalabi of the State of Law Coalition harshly criticized, Ali Hatam Suleiman, describing him as does not deserve to be given attention.
Mutalabi told All Iraq News Agency "Personally, I do not know any ministerial, parliamentary or political figure which has political history opponent to the former regime named Ali Hatam Suleiman, where this name is strange on the political arena,"
"Suleiman will be sued as any other ordinary criminal," he stressed.
The Iraqi judiciary has issued arrest warrant against Suleiman accusing him of promoting for sectarian strife.
Maliki supports dialogue to implement the legitimate demands of the protesters.
BAGHDAD / NINA / Ali al-Moussawi, the media adviser of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, confirmed that al-Maliki supports the dialogue that reaches to the result of implementing the legitimate demands of the demonstrators.
He said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "There is a dialogue with the demonstrators and committees were formed to consider the demands of the demonstrations" indicating that "Most of the demands applied and what is left related to the House of Representatives on issues of justice and accountability, and general amnesty and the fight against terrorism."
He added: "Maliki can support the demands of the demonstrators in the House of Representatives through his bloc ".
He said: "The government wants to find a solution for all the legitimate demands through negotiations and dialogue with anyone who actually carries authorization from the demonstrators, but the problem is that the delegations, which is negotiating with the government is criticized by other parties."
The spokesperson of the Al Anbar protests, Sheikh Saeed al-Lafi hinted an intention to negotiate with the government to meet the demands of the demonstrators.
He told tens of thousands of crowd in the courtyard of a sit-in yesterday, "We do not want calls for sectarian war that some parties want."
He directed his speech to the protesters, saying: "We want our demonstrations to be peaceful ... Peaceful" while the protesters echoed behind him / peaceful … peaceful /".
Lafi asked the demonstrators: "Do you accept to negotiate with those who come to see your demands," the masses replied / yes… yes /".
Nujaifi, Beecroft discuss the current political crisis in Iraq.
BAGHDAD / NINA / Iraqi House Speaker Osama al-Nujaifi discussed with the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Robert Beecroft, the Iraqi political scene and the repercussions of the current crisis.
A statement by al-Nujaifi Office issued today 23, March that the two sides expressed, during the meeting, their concern due to the postponement of the elections in the provinces of Nineveh and Anbar, and the absence of the citizen's right to vote guaranteed by the constitution.
Nujaifi stressed that the government's announcement to postpone the provincial elections in these two provinces "is not based on a true legal base."
The two sides agreed that the elections are the basic principles of the correct democracy building of the political process, according to the statement.
*** CITING THE VISSER ARTICLE FROM YESTERDAY : " The Legality of the Delay of the Iraqi Local Elections in Anbar and Nineveh "
by Reidar Visser
The relevant law in this case is the local elections law from 2008. And the relevant article 46 makes the following general points:
- Cabinet decides the elections date based on a proposal from the elections commission.
- The elections must be held on a single day.
- If elections are delayed, current provincial councils remain in power until new ones are elected.
A prudent reading of this suggests the local elections law specifically envisions delay as a distinct possibility, but that such a delay should apply throughout Iraq. Partial delays seem impermissible, which is easy to understand given the legacy of heavily manipulated multi-stage elections in Iraq and the broader Middle East during the European mandate period.
In any case, the decision by the Iraqi cabinet on a delay limited to particular governorates seems illegal. It would be helpful if critics of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki spent more time complaining these specific transgressions to the federal supreme court - thereby forcing the court to at least speak its mind publicly - and devoted less attention to the arithmetic of the no confidence votes they plan all the time, but rarely bring to the phase of implementation.