Kurdistan leadership decided to boycott the Council of Ministers and the House of Representatives in Baghdad until its demands were met
02-04-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Erbil: Shirzad Shaikhani
Finally settled presidency Kurdistan position regarding County ministers and deputies Kurds Council of Ministers and Representatives of federal, or not, and decided to continue to suspend the participation of its ministers in the government and the deputies in the Iraqi parliament to the submission of the Shiite alliance concessions required from the leadership of Kurdistan and meet its demands basic, which focuses by Spokesman Kurdistan Alliance bloc «restore national partnership and the political consensus and representational balance in political decisions.
In a communiqué terse third meeting which was chaired by Massoud Barzani, president of the province yesterday with two blocs of ministerial and parliamentary elections, endorsed presidency of the region County ministers and deputies Kurds sessions government and parliament in Baghdad to protest the positions of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his bloc (state law) and the Shiite alliance of the current political crisis. According to the author: «Mr. Massoud Barzani met the President of the Kurdistan region in salads with representatives of Kurdish forces in the Federal Government and the Federal House of Representatives, and has been discussed many of the issues of concern to the Iraqi political arena. The meeting decided after discussing developments in the situation and developments, sending a message to the National Alliance includes as he said in his directives previous commitment to the protection of the Constitution and devote the values of partnership and balance and national consensus, and in the case of failure to take practical steps and procedural, the Kurdish leadership, resort to take the appropriate options » .
In a statement to Asharq Al-Awsat, said a spokesman for the Kurdistan Alliance supporter good that «two meetings President Barzani .. First with members of the Supreme Committee in charge of consultation with the other parties and Iraqi forces, which reached a number of recommendations about the situation, and Naqchehem Barzani on those recommendations, was reached with the joint resolution, then held a meeting with the two blocs ministerial and parliamentary elections, where we discussed extensively the overall options on dealing with this issue, and acknowledged the meeting continued boycott ministers and deputies Kurds sessions the Council of Ministers and the Parliament until meet the basic demands of the Kurdish people, first and foremost restore national partnership real commitment Baltuaqat political, as well as maintaining the political balances in the centers of political decision-Iraq ». He added: «I decided presidency of the region does not return ministers and deputies Kurds to Baghdad only after touching the Kurdish leadership in response clear and unambiguous to the letter sent by the forces and Kurdish parties to the Shiite alliance earlier, and set a deadline not exceeding several days to respond to that letter and indicate whether National Alliance and Maliki's government prepared to meet our demands, and if we have not received a positive response from them, Fsnljo to other options to deal with the situation.
The good that «presidency of the region formed a committee to write a letter containing all the demands to be met by the other party, the Shi'ite alliance and his government, and emphasizes the fundamental principles of the National Partnership and find solutions satisfactory to all parties on the current political crisis, and will presidency of the region general framework for such solutions that will tighten to return for political consensus and to achieve a true partnership. The next position and decisive leadership of the region depends on the content of the reply will receive from the Shiite alliance.
Asked about reports that the advent of a delegation from the National Alliance or of the mass of the rule of law to discuss with the leadership of the region on how to get out of the crisis and the normalization of the situation between Erbil and Baghdad, said a spokesman for the Kurdistan Alliance: «There is no formal request from the Shiite alliance in this regard, and frequented in the media is not unfounded, because we have not yet received any request or inform prospective visit of the delegation to the Kurdistan Shiite.
That the Sadrists announced two days before the return of mass ministers to meetings of the Iraqi Council of Ministers after the bloc received pledges and assurances from al-Maliki to meet the basic demands, which called for a boycott of the government.
Kurdistan intersection of Baghdad and al-Maliki to refuse to attend Parliament
02-04-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Erbil: Shirzad Shaikhani
Escalated the political crisis in Iraq to enter into a new tunnel to declare the presidency of the Kurdistan region, yesterday, its boycott of Baghdad.
The ministers and deputy Kurds have hung their participation to the Council of Ministers and Representatives of federal, several days ago, and decided a meeting chaired by Massoud Barzani, president of the region yesterday, continuing to suspend the participation of Minister of Kurds in the government and their deputies in the Iraqi parliament pending submission (the Shiite alliance) concessions required from the leadership of Kurdistan.
In a brief communiqué issued for the third meeting which was chaired by Barzani, yesterday, with the ministerial and parliamentary blocs, endorsed the presidency of the region boycott in protest against the positions of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his bloc (state law) and (Shiite alliance) of the current political crisis. According to the author, «The meeting decided, after discussing the developments of the situation and developments, sending a message to the (National Alliance), include confirmed in his directives previous commitment to the protection of the Constitution and devote the values of partnership and balance and national consensus, and in the case of failure to take practical steps and procedural, the Kurdish leadership , will resort to make appropriate choices.
In a statement to Asharq Al-Awsat, said a spokesman for the Alliance of Kurdistan, a pro Ok, that «the presidency of the region formed a committee to write a letter containing all the demands to be met by the Shiite alliance and his government.
To Maliki did not attend to Parliament yesterday to answer questions about the lawlessness in the country. With the ills close to him he did not come no desire in the disclosure of confidential information, the Speaker of Parliament «Tuadh» «action» If you did not attend next week.
According to deputies of the State of Law coalition led by al-Maliki, the latter «did not want to come to Parliament to possession of confidential information does not want to reveal before the deputies accused of terrorism and arrest warrants issued against them, fearing that they leaking to illegal armed groups.
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Start receiving applications pardon
02-04-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
BAGHDAD - morning
Revealed Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq Monday, the formation of an ad hoc committee and continue receiving requests pardon in order to speed up their release procedures. Spokesman Office of the Deputy Prime Minister said in a statement issued Monday: "The Deputy Prime Minister face to form a committee to collect requests convicts in the prison services in order to complete the procedures released according to pardon and under the Constitution." The spokesman said, "The Committee is composed of a representative of the Office Mutlaq and representatives from the advisers in the Prime Minister's Office and the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, as well as a representative from the Ministry of Justice. "and explained that" this committee will take it upon themselves to collect requests that it receives from those with convicts supported resolutions conviction and sentence, and a waiver claimants Profile courts competent and also a supporter of the prison administration to proceed to complete the pardon and procedures in accordance with the provisions of the law, "calling" with convicts to communicate with the Committee in order to guide them or to answer queries and request more information. "
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Coalition Partner in Kurdistan Says it will Run Independently in Next Polls
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ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), which runs Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan Region together with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), says it will run independently of its coalition partner in the next local polls, which were indefinitely postponed last September.
The three-province enclave also will not take part in the April 20 local elections to be held in 12 of Iraq’s 18 provinces.
“The PUK’s politburo has met and decided to run independently,” said Fareed Assasard, a member of the party’s leadership council.
In the last legislative elections in 2009, the KDP and PUK ran under a single banner and swept the majority of votes. But the PUK was stung by the breakaway Change Movement (Gorran), which walked off with a handsome 25 places in the 111-seat regional parliament. It became the main opposition to the KDP-PUK coalition.
PUK cadres say their party’s decision to run separately is aimed at winning back votes that they think were lost to Gorran because of the PUK’s alliances, including with its main ally inside the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).
“We do not know whether or not we can get those votes back. We will leave that up to the elections,” Assasard said.
Iraq’s large minority Kurds gained autonomy following the 2003 US-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein. While the rest of Iraq still reels under the sectarian and ethnic violence unleashed by that upheaval, the Kurds have enjoyed relative calm in their autonomous region.
But the predominantly Sunni Muslim Kurds’ ties with the Shiite-led government in Baghdad remain potentially explosive, over control of energy reserves and Kurdish aspirations of independence from majority-Arab Iraq.
The PUK is also facing one of the biggest challenges of its decades-long existence: Its founder and leader Jalal Talabani, an ethnic Kurd and also Iraq’s president, is in a hospital in Germany since suffering a serious stroke more than three months ago.
Muhammed Rauf, the head of the opposition Kurdistan Islamic Union’s (KIU) ruling council, said that his party considers the PUK’s decision “a positive move.”
“If the PUK runs independently, it logically should get many of its votes back from Gorran,” he said, adding that the elections will provide a truthful measure of Gorran’s real popularity.
Rauf said that, behind the scenes, there are serious efforts to reunite the PUK and Gorran.
“Many Gorran members did not believe that PUK-Gorran relations will improve to the level they are at now. Will they form an alliance? That is not impossible,” he said.
Rauf said that at the next polls, the KDP is expected to sweep the majority of votes in the Badinan region, where his own KIU will probably come second.
He said that Erbil would be the wild card in the next polls.
“Erbil is the city of surprises. No one can predict the results there!”
Rauf dismissed expectations that rivals Gorran and PUK will target each other with malicious election campaigns in Sulaimani province, which both parties claim as strongholds.
“I don’t think there will be any malicious exchanges. Gorran has already publicized whatever it knows about PUK. What else can they say in the election campaigns?”
Asked whether the KIU, a partner in an early government, could return to join the political mainstream after the elections, Rauf said that, “KIU does not have to remain in opposition. After the elections the alliances may change, and the ruling parties may change too.”
Parliament: Cabinet vote at its session today to amend a general amnesty and legal issues
Baghdad / follow-up justice - 04/02/2013 - 1:37 am | Hits: 77
MP for the coalition in Iraq Raad Dahlaki that the Council of Ministers will vote on Tuesday, in its meeting, the amendment to a general amnesty and legal accountability and justice.
He said in a press statement, "There is an agreement in the Council of Ministers that the laws that come out of the Committee of Five voted on by the Council of Ministers without debate, considering that the Committee of Five has Omlotha and discussed." Dahlaki said "the Council of Ministers after pleading bills send them to the House of Representatives, and if not send them out of the framework of the Council of Ministers and approved by the House of Representatives." He stressed that "the end of Act confidential informant was passed in the Council of Ministers and sent to the parliament, in addition to certain paragraphs of the law of accountability and justice for land bookings through which government will more than  thousand property owners." And hold the Council of Ministers its session today in the presence of Sadrists, as announced by the head of the Liberal parliamentary Bahaa al-Araji, in addition to a number of ministers of the Iraqi List affiliated to the National Dialogue Front, led by Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq, and the mass of the solution, headed by Minister of Industry and Minerals Ahmed Karbouli. The Committee of Five had held several meetings, for the purpose of putting the final touches to a package of laws and decisions related to the demands of the demonstrators and protesters in Iraq's provinces, and announced that it had agreed to confidential informant law and some paragraphs of the Justice and Accountability Law.
*** IRAQ WANTED / WANTS OUT FROM CHAPTER 7 VERY, VERY BADLY TO HAVE ABANDONED THEIR CLAIM (S) TO THE REAL ESTATE AT THE BORDER WITH KUWAIT, WHICH ACCORDING TO ANOTHER ARTICLE AMOUNTED TO " THOUSANDS OF OIL WELLS " ***
Independent MP: There are no any Kuwaiti excesses on the Iraqi border.
BAGHDAD / NINA / Independent MP, Jawad Al-Bazooni said that there were no any Kuwaiti excesses on the Iraqi border, and what happen on the Iraqi- Kuwait border is a natural comes under the law of the United Nations regarding the demarcation of the border after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait by the former regime in 1990.
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "Iraq is obliged to accept the decisions of the United Nations to expedite getting out from Chapter Seven of the UN Charter, even though they were unfair because there are many farms and oil wells of Iraq within Kuwaiti territory."
He added: "The Iraqi-Kuwaiti relations are getting better after resolving all disputes including border demarcation, Iraqi Airways, the detainees' file in addition to exchange visits between officials, which make Iraq on the eve of getting out from Chapter Seven, especially after Kuwait cooperation in this aspect."
Political process reaches crossroads, says Sajri
Tuesday, 02 April 2013 09:43 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –The Secretary General of the People’s Trend, Ali al-Sajri, pointed out “The political process reached a crossroads that is either towards comprehensive solutions or worsening crisis to the point of no return.”
He stated to AIN “We have not seen a real will to resolve the disputes and the crises in a comprehensive way.”
"The fundamental solutions to the crises and political problems among the blocs are missing and resorting to the partial solutions will not settle the crisis,” he continued.
He called “All political parties to how flexibility, reduce their demands and resorting to genuine dialogue to get rid of the crisis and to save the political process.”
*** IF THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE IS TRUE THEN ONE MUST CONCLUDE THAT THE IRAQI NEWS IS CAPABLE OF THE BROADEST AND MOST PERVASIVE DECEPTION SO AS TO MAKE READING THE NEWS NEXT TO MEANINGLESS ***
Update on Talabani ...
Hospital addresses by President Jalal Talabani proposes lifting devices
April 1, 2013 in political
Berlin: Iraq News Network - proposed hospital seek treatment by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, the Iraqi embassy that you lift medical devices placed on the body of President Talabani, who is suffering from a stroke due to the lack of little benefit from this equipment in the light of the deteriorating health Talabani. The source told the specialist hospital that handles President Talabani News Network Iraq, said a letter from the hospital had been sent to the Iraqi ambassador in Berlin include this proposal plus an explanation on the health status of Talabani, where the report noted increased president's condition worsened where can not move nor speak and lifting devices will lead to the death of Talabani in the case and source noted that the hospital decided in the next few days, make a decision to lift equipment has reached the dimensions convinced that Talabani virtue of the Dead and there is no justification for continuing to prolong the situation where he is now. The source revealed that on per-patient treatment to President Talabani cost more of ((21)) thousand euros.
Breaking News-- Maliki's media adviser: boycotters will attend Cabinet's meeting today.
BAGHDAD / NINA / Prime Minister's media adviser, Ali al-Moussawi said the ministers who boycotted the meetings of the Council of Ministers will attend the meeting of the Council today.
He said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "The Sadrist ministers as well as ministers of the Iraqiya coalition will attend the meeting to vote on a number of laws and discuss others."
The head of the parliamentary Ahrar bloc, Bahaa al-Araji, hinted yesterday to the possibility of his bloc ministers' return to attend the meetings of the Council of Ministers, indicating that the bloc would issue a statement today about the return of its ministers to cabinet meetings.