*** ANYONE ELSE WONDER WHY IT APPEARS TO BE SO IMPORTANT TO THE U.S.A. THAT THE ISSUE OF CONTROL OF OIL IN THE KURDISH REGION BE CENTRALIZED IN BAGHDAD ? OF ALL THE ISSUES UNRESOLVED UNDER ERBIL AND THE IRAQI CONSTITUTION, ONE OF WHICH IS SELF DETERMINATION BY REFERENDUM IN THE DISPUTED AREAS AND OTHER SEMINAL DEMOCRATIC ISSUES, WHY FOCUS ON THE ISSUE OF THE CONTROL OF OIL ? IS IT A CONCESSION TO BAGHDAD AND IF SO WHY ? WHAT IS THE QUID PRO QUO ? ***
U.S reaffirms its support to resolve the disputes between Baghdad and Arbil.
Washington / NINA / The United States confirmed its support to resolve disputes between the central government and the Kurdistan region on the issue of oil exports, according to the Iraqi constitution, rejected strongly the export of Iraqi oil without the approval of the central government.
The U.S. State Department's spokesman, Patrick Ventral said in a press conference today 27. March that "The United States reiterates its firm position on the issue of Iraqi oil exports to resolve disputes between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government on the basis of the constitution."
He added that Washington "does not support exporting Iraqi oil in any form and from any region of Iraq without the approval of the central government."
He urged the central government and the Kurdistan region to dialogue in order to reach agreement on legislations relating oil wealth because of its positive effects on the investment in Iraq.
On inspection Iran's flights to Syria, he said that "Foreign Minister John Kerry has urged the Iraqi government to take all responsible measures to ensure not to use its territory and airspace to direct foreign fighters, weapons to the Assad's regime. Therefore, we emphasize the importance of continued cooperation and coordination with Iraq in solving the Syrian crisis. "/
*** I HAVE BELIEVED FOR SOMETIME NOW THAT IF THERE IS A SINGULAR MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE FOR THE KURDS, IT IS THE RESOLUTION OF THE DISPUTED AREAS UNDER THE ERBIL AGREEMENT ( A PROCESS FOR SELF DETERMINATION ) AND IMPLEMENTATION OF ARTICLE 140 UNDER THE CONSTITUTION. THE KURDS INTEND TO HAVE TRADITIONAL AND HISTORICAL KURDISH AREAS RESTORED TO THE KURDISH REGION AND THE DISPLACEMENT POLICIES OF THE FORMER REGIME UNDONE. IT IS THE CORNERSTONE IN THE FOUNDATION OF THE KURDISH NATIONALIST VISION. NATION BUILDING BEGINS WITH THE DEFINING OF IT'S BORDERS AS THE PLACE FOR THE RETURN OF OF IT'S PEOPLE FROM THE DIASPORA. WE NEED LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THE MODEL OF THE ZIONIST STATE FOR A ROADMAP FOR NATIONALISM IN KURDISTAN, IMO ***
Mohammed Kayani: the right to self-determination for the Kurds will solve all disputes
27-03-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
MP for the mass change Mohammed Kayani, having difficulty resolving differences between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, noting that the right to self-determination for the Kurds will solve all disputes.
Kayani said in a statement (of the Agency news): There are difficult to resolve outstanding differences between the federal government and the provincial government for the lack of understanding between the two sides, in addition to the lack of confidence between the political parties and the lack of seriousness of both parties to resolve differences.
He added: that the outstanding problems between the two parties branched because they were not disagreements on key issues but differences 'financial', pointing out that the fundamental differences is the application of Article (140) and real participation in state administration, as well as the division of powers between the federal government and the Government of the Territory but contentious issues now reductase to material issues.
The MP said the bloc to change: that the right to self-determination for the Kurdish people sponsor resolve outstanding differences, but the territorial Government has yet to work towards the right of self-determination.
The country has seen frequent and successive crises since the formation of the current government until now, the latest crisis arrest protection and Finance Minister Rafie al-Issawi, and get demonstrations staged by the western provinces, all of these things are factors that help the explosion of the situation in the country.
*** IT IS INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT THE "AGREEMENT" BETWEEN MALIKI AND THE KURDS FROM LATE DECEMBER 2012 MENTIONED BY RANDY KOONCE AS THE " KEY " TO OUR LIQUIDITY EVENT ( MY WORDS PARAPHRASING HIS RECENT CONFERENCE CALL ) IS THE CEDING OF THE DISPUTED AREAS TO THE KURDS ***
AND HERE IS ONE WAY TO QUANTIFY AND QUALIFY THE EXTENT OF THE DISPLACED :
The Department of Immigration provide a study to address the psychological effects of Iraqis displaced from forced displacement
Announced the Ministry of Displacement and Migration, to provide a study on the treatment of the psychological effects of the displaced and returnees from forced displacement suffered by Iraq in previous years.
The head of the Department of Immigration Samir Hatem finisher in a ministry statement received Agency (news) copy of it: that Iraq has a long history of displacement as a result of wars and policies of the former regime in addition to the events of Samarra, which was born of suffering and psychological pressure before and after displacement was by methods of torture and persecution, intimidation and marginalization led to the loss of their physical and mental abilities and their ability to endure and drain their energy and destruction in addition to the exposure of individuals and private (children - women - young people) to chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, asthma, and other common diseases.
And between: that solutions lie in cooperation with a number of ministries such as the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs to develop a program (psychosocial support for displaced families) means providing care and psychosocial support for displaced persons and returnees, as well as approaching the Ministry of Construction and Housing بتعويض displaced families and returning whose homes were destroyed partially or wholly or who whose houses had been looted or stolen.
He continued: as well as coordination with the Ministry of Health to support the displaced families and returning on mental health and the establishment of centers psychological counseling and social and legal for the family and processing what you need in each region in addition to preparing information and accurate data on psychological distress in (children - women - young) through support centers of organizations humanitarian work in this area.
He added: that the priority will be given to the families of the disabled and people with special needs of these families that have faced displacement and forced displacement on the one hand and support their disabled the other hand, which requires cooperation to address all these problems by preparing a database of them in the Ministry of Displacement and Migration includes accurate information about them, in addition to capacity building families and providing health and education services and other services.
He explained: that there is effective coordination with the Australian government to engage the specialist staff of the ministry for training at the Institute of shock and psychiatric treatment for experiences that qualify trainees to deal with those affected category.
*** ARGUABLY THE DEMONSTRATORS IN IRAQ ARE BEING USED TO FURTHER THE POLITICAL AGENDAS OF THE ELITE AND IT APPEARS TO ME THAT THE ONLY MEANS OF CONTROLING THE DEMONSTRATORS IS THE INFLUENCE OF THE CLERICS WHICH EMPOWERS THEM IN WAYS THAT MAY COME TO HAUNT THE PROSPECTS OF ANY SUCCESS OF A DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT IN IRAQ AND SET THE STAGE FOR AN ISLAMIC STATE GIVEN THE ORIENTATION AND INCREASING INFLUENCE OF IRAN. THE IRAQI LIST, A BROAD BASED SECULAR POLITICAL COALITION, MAY BE THE FIRST CASUALTY AS SUGGESTED BY THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE. GIVEN THE RECURRING IDEA OF A SEPARATE KURDISTAN AND A DIVIDED IRAQ, I FIND MYSELF WONDERING WHETHER THE DEVELOPING FOREIGN POLICY OF THE U.S.A. MAY CONTEMPLATE A " NEW " ISRAEL IN THE FORM OF AN ALLIANCE WITH AN INDEPENDENT KURDISH STATE. IN AN EFFORT TO SALVAGE , RETAIN AND MAINTAIN SOME INFLUENCE IN THE REGION, HAVING GIVEN UP ON THE NOTION OF A RELIABLE FRIENDSHIP WITH A UNIFIED DEMOCRATIC IRAQ, PERHAPS THE U.S.A. HAS RESOLVED TO ABANDON SOUTHERN AND WESTERN IRAQ TO THE AGE OLD SECTARIAN CONFLICT AND DIVISIVENESS BETWEEN SUNNI AND SHIA , ET AL , ETC. ***
A Single Mullah announce "the death of the Iraqi List," and carries "neo-Islamist" responsibility
27-03-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
MP for the coalition warned Iraqi Haider Mulla said that Iraq faces what he described as 'high risk' in the current phase is neo-Islamists and Iran, is seeking to bring about changes in geopolitics, and the re-production of the region along sectarian lines.
Mulla said in Pena received Agency (news) copy of it: in light of the political crisis experienced by the country's political process draw attention observers of the Iraqi visits shuttle Islamist new to Iran and their pledge to revive the Convention 1975, as well as to meet Parliament Speaker Osama al-Nujaifi with the Minister American Foreign aimed at securing support for the division of Iraq, and the new Islamist movements unofficial announcement of the death of the Iraqi List.
He added: that the draft U.S. Vice President Joe Biden judge divide Iraq found who makes it to the fullest of new Islamist, either Iran is the best ally in this project divisive who met wills several to implement it, It must be emphasized that the Parliament Speaker Osama Nujaifi met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs U.S. John Kerry is not in his capacity as president of the parliament, but he met in his capacity as the political and in the presence of some of the characters from the new Islamist order to obtain U.S. support for the project to divide Iraq.
He said: see Dialogue Front that new Islamist their full readiness to deal with the occupier U.S. and even with the Zionist right in order to achieve their project sectarian divisive, because they do not have red lines, and also see that he has done the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt best proof of that, especially invitations Issam Arian for Israelis to return to Egypt to live there, as well as the description of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi Israeli President Shimon Peres, the dear friend.
He explained: that the new Islamist also cooperated with the Iranian regime, even the visits of their leaders to Iran were shuttled since the results of the parliamentary elections, particularly since the goal of the visits is to make concessions to Iran even got to revive the Convention 1975, which is the best evidence and a witness to the depth of the relationship with Iranian regime forgetting Iraqi blood that flowed in defense of Iraqi territory in the eight-year war.
He said: Tugod case sort within the Iraqi List between national project wants to preserve the unity and Arab identity of Iraq and the fight against political sectarianism and another sectarian Divisional Islamist-led neo-who are trying to delude some tribal and religious leaders in order to be supportive to them, but clerics and tribal do not know their cunning and their intentions ill will toward Iraq and its people, so our prayers for them in that extraordinarily caution of state agendas want to prejudice the unity of the country.
Qusay al-Suhail visit Karbala and meet the Clergy and keep the service on their reality and Urban
27-03-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Visited the First Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives, Dr. Qusay Abdul Wahab al-Suhail Karbala for the reality service, urban and inspect the conditions of the citizens and know the needs of the province.
A statement by the Information Office of the Deputy First received Agency (news) copy of it: that Suhail and within his visits continuing to the provinces and cities of Iraq visited the province of Karbala and met a number of clergy and various segments of society Karbalai addition to inspecting a number of projects and orphanages.
The statement added: Suhail also discussed with the religious authority, Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Mohammad Taqi school political situation which the country was also to discuss what was going through the political process of the problematic and ways to find effective solutions to contribute in Hlhaltha '.
He stressed Suhail on the importance of the role of religious leaders and clerics in maintaining the unity of Iraq and spread the spirit of peaceful coexistence among all components pointing to the need keep Iraq from foreign interference as there are many plots against the country, which require close ranks in order to make it fail.
As stated Samaha religious authority that if over another people including passed by the Iraqi people from the tragedies and horrors of rivers, but Iraq and its people remained steadfast and patient because he has the pillars of strong and solid, represented by its history supervisor, and loyalty to the people of the house peace be upon them, and including owned energies and aspirations and enthusiasm, determination and spirit of bacillus refraction.
On the other hand visited the First Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives Qusay Abdul Wahab al-Suhail Ayatollah Murtada Qazwini to check on his health.
The statement said the same statement: Suhail met in the holy city of Karbala Ayatollah Mr. Murtada Qazwini where reassure sovereignty over his health and discussed with him a number of topics related to the general conditions of the country.
As discussed with Mr. Qazwini charitable projects and the possibility of extending it to the benefit of a large number of social strata.
The statement noted that Suhail also briefed on the stages of work in the charity hospital project in the holy city of Karbala.
And lose charity hospital in Karbala and briefed on the work and the obstacles that may stand in front of speeding to accomplish.
And pointed out the importance of such a project contribute to help classes and social strata poor and help in shaping the culture of social solidarity in the Iraqi society.
Iraqiya calls on Mutlaq to review his position and not be a false witness.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The Iraqiya coalition called on head of the National Dialogue Front, Saleh al-Mutlaq to: "review his position and not be a false witness to the approach of the current government in the division, marginalization and political sectarianism."
The Information Office of the coalition cited in a press statement that: "The presence of Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq and his two ministers, to the Cabinet meeting yesterday without consulting with the Iraqiya, aims to weaken the National Front opposed to the division and keen to the democratic and political process ."
He added: "The political process in Iraq is heading to a dangerous trend, when Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki restrict political and security decision within his hand, hitting the principle of national partnership, which the government was formed , insisting on the policy of exclusivity in decision-making, forcing national forces, keen Iraq's unity and outs the dictatorial approach, to take a clear stand with the legitimate demands of the people and put an end to exclusion and marginalization suffered by the whole people of Iraq. "
Mutlaq and Ministers of Education Mohammad Tamim and Industry Ahmad Nasser Karbouli attended the meeting of the Council of Ministers yesterday, despite the continuation of the Iraqiya, to which they belong, in its boycott the meetings of the Council.
Zebari discusses with a UN official efforts to get Iraq out of Chapter VII.
BAGHDAD / NINA / Iraqi Foreign Minister, Hoshyar Zebari discussed, today 27. March in the Qatari capital Doha, with Jeffrey Feltman, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations for Political Affairs, the Iraq's relations with the Security Council.
A statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that "The two sides discussed, during the meeting, the UNAMI mission tasks in Iraq and ways to overcome the obstacles in front of international diplomatic efforts to tackle the Syrian crisis."
The two sides also reviewed the Iraqi - Kuwaiti relations and the international efforts to settle outstanding differences and work to remove Iraq from Chapter 7.
Zebari, according to the statement, confirmed on Iraq's efforts to end the file of maintenance of border signs with the UN mission.
Nujaifi meets the US ambassador in Iraq.
BAGHDAD / Nina / Iraqi House Speaker, Osama Nujaifi discussed with the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Robert Steve Beecroft, the Iraqi political scene and the repercussions of the crisis to postpone the elections in the provinces of Nineveh and Anbar, and the demands of the demonstrators.
A statement by his press office said that "Nujaifi and Beecroft discussed, during the meeting, what was achieved from the visit of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Iraq's political crisis in particular and the region in general."
MP: Sadrist ministers resume attending sessions of the Council of Ministers next week
BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the state of law coalition, Abbas al-Bayati said the Sadrist ministers would resume attending sessions of the Council of Ministers next week.
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "There is clear vital work of the Council of Ministers after the return of a number of ministers of the Iraqiya coalition to attend meetings yesterday to discuss the demands of demonstrators unlike the House of Representatives which is disable."
Al-Bayati added: "disrupting the work of the two councils in this way requires taking a bold stand to dissolve parliament and the government and go to early elections instead of repeated withdrawals and suspensions," noting that "remain these two institutions disabled for another year is a waste of public money and time, he says.
The head of the Ahrar parliamentary bloc, Bahaa al-Araji, said yesterday that the Council of Ministers agreed on Muqtada al-Sadr's conditions.
The Sadrist ministers announced suspension their attending sessions of the Council of Ministers following the Council's decision to postpone the elections in the provinces of Anbar and Nineveh last week.
Haider Jourani confirms that the Sadrists rejected a bid others to withdraw confidence from the Maliki
27-03-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
BAGHDAD (Morning News)
MP for the coalition of state law only Jourani that the Sadrists rejected a bid others to withdraw confidence from the Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.
"The situation now need a real national consensus to resolve the crisis rather than seeking to withdraw confidence or bring down the government, and I think that the National Alliance as a whole year is keen on the unity of the situation and deal dialogue with other blocs."
He Jourani "The National Alliance has a project to manage the country through dialogue and uphold the Constitution and the national constants," noting that "this applies also to the Prime Minister, who invites others to uphold the constitution to resolve any crisis or legal requirement project."