Demonstrators are demanding the trial of al-Maliki and clashes move to Kirkuk
27-04-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
BAGHDAD - Hussein Ali Dawood
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Announced protesters Anbar transform their province into a safe haven «the Sunnis», and stressed the formation of «Army tribes» to protect the province, while the successful negotiations between the government and insurgents to allow police forces to enter the area Sulaiman Bek, north of Tikrit, and the withdrawal of armed men, including two days after the imposition of control on them.
Moreover, a parliamentary delegation arrived in Kirkuk to investigate the facts of the killing and wounding dozens of demonstrators in the city of Hawija, while experiencing the city hit-and-run battles between security forces and insurgents for control of the checkpoints.
Despite the tight security imposed by the security forces in the Sunni provinces five (Anbar and Mosul, Salahuddin and Diyala, south of Kirkuk), which is witnessing demonstrations anti-government four months, but the squares sit in these cities attracted yesterday of thousands, and the escalation of speech of their leaders against the government and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki .
He demanded Matsamu Anbar stop military operations, and stressed «the formation of an army clans» in Anbar and «six provinces», stressing on the necessity of maintaining the «peaceful sit-ins», and «civil peace» and do not let anyone armed with «go down to the street».
A spokesman for the protests are gray happy Lafi, in a statement, in the F «burning demands» that «with the start of expiration of the period of open yard of pride and dignity in Anbar, which was given under which cuts the army and federal police for 48 hours to withdraw to their headquarters We demand the immediate cessation of military operations, the central the six Almentvdh governorates, in the absence of stoppage clans will send their children to other provinces in which they are military operations ».
The statement stressed claim b «referral Prime Minister and Minister of Defense and the commander of the ground forces and commanders in the field on the international courts and announce the formation of an army tribes in Anbar and provinces that complement these tribes to form their armies within 72 hours, and the task of defending those provinces and addressing any attack on any province, and invite young people and all the resistance factions to join this army.
The statement called for b «the dismissal of the Director Anbar police and managers of the Ministry of Interior in the province, because they have proved their failure in the management of their departments, stressing the need to« maintain a peaceful sit-in yards, to prevent all forms of armed them, and prevent wear the veil.
The statement stressed that «the tribes and the citizens of the city agreed to maintain civil peace within the city of Ramadi and other districts and not allow any armed hand to take to the streets of the city, and attacks on property and public funds, and causing disruption interests of people and the country».
He said the imam and preacher Friday Hamed Qubaisi: «I am draw first of messages to Sunnis in Iraq in general, and to the people of Anbar in particular and you say we need to close ranks and unity of the word and not turn our arms to each other and to miss the opportunity on our enemy.
He added that «the Second Letter to the Shiites of Iraq: Our advice to you that do not received Bibnaúkm in death in the holocaust Mjabhtna I swear we are people who are keen not to bloodshed but difficult Biggest Loser where Maliki and Iran, and understanding.
According to board member clans of Fallujah, Sheikh Mohammed Bijari that «Anbar will be a safe haven for the Sunnis from the oppression of the security forces», he added in connection with the «life» that «clans of Fallujah determined to defend themselves against military and police forces in the event of attack by».
He added that «F Fallujah preacher delivered a sermon is wearing a military uniform and called on the people to resist any attack from the army and federal police, the government orders directing the immediate withdrawal from the cities of Anbar, to stay in their barracks and out of the city.
It was announced officer Mohammad القرغولي, the majors, yesterday resigned from the police in front of tens of thousands of protesters in a sit-gray square. He said: «announced my resignation from the local police and I want to be a part of the protestors sit in the yard, and added:« I will not be with the Government of living to kill the sons of Iraq.
In Baghdad, thousands of worshipers gathered in the areas of Adhamiya and Amiriya session in mosques scattered in these areas, and condemned the incident of Hawija, chanting anti-government slogans and demanded the departure of the army and federal police from their areas.
In Samarra, demonstrators attacked the army considered «Square sit-Hawija thing can not be tolerated, and declared to start the formation of« force and mobilize tribal disciplined, and stressed that «if not replaced Maliki governor approved the Sunnis Fsngm the ourselves Bnevsna the».
He said the imam of Samarra Mohamed Taha al-Sadoun in a speech yesterday: «we draw our first to al-Maliki and tell him, having prevented Aatsamana peaceful wrote the demands and highlighted where our goal, and did not implement anything that it promised, I've Aisna of all hope in you, what left a path of harm However, taken by and did not radiate safety and did not maintain funds not serviced symptoms and lost in your policy solutions.
~RED: WOW THIS GUY IS REALLY RIPPING INTO MALIKI.. THIS IS ANOTHER REASON WHY I WONDER IF THE ELECTIONS ARE BEING RIGGED. IT SEEMS EVERY TIME YOU TURN A CORNER, SOMEONE IS NOT PLEASE WITH MALIKI'S SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE.. SO IT MAKES ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE TO ME "WHY" PEOPLE WOULD "RE-ELECT" HIS PARTY TO RULE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE.. COALITION OF STATE LAW IS NOT JUST WINNING BY A THOUSAND OR 2.. BUT BY THE UPPER THOUSANDS... 94,000, 75,000... I DO NOT GET IT...
Furthermore, entered the army yesterday the town of Sulaiman Bek, in the province of Salah al-Din Bank following the withdrawal of armed them, and according to the agreement sponsored by the clan after warning the security forces by insurgents to withdraw, while the city witnessed Hawija and Arab areas in Kirkuk battles and-run between militants and security forces.
A member of the Coordinating Committee in the town of Hawija, Akram al-Obeidi in connection with the «life» yesterday that «parliamentary delegation arrived today (yesterday) to Kirkuk to investigate the facts massacre Hawija», adding that «the committee, headed by MP Salim al-listened to the testimonies of dozens of demonstrators, including wounded In addition to a number of doctors who examined the demonstrators injuries.
He explained that «the results revealed that the majority of the injured suffered burns after the army feet of the burning tents of the protesters, and added that the Committee will hear the testimonies of the leaders of the army and the police are lifted later submit a detailed report to Parliament».
And on the security situation in the city-Obeidi said that there «hit-and-run battles between the army and insurgents of the sons of the tribes to control the checkpoints in Kirkuk, and added that« the militants in control of these points at night and Tstrdjaha the army in the daytime.
Najafi looking in a telephone conversation with Mr. Ammar al-Hakim and Barzani and al-Jaafari developments
27-04-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Search Speaker of the House in a telephone conversation with Mr. Ammar al-Hakim and Barzani and al-Jaafari and international destinations, the latest developments in Hawija.
A statement by the Information Office of the Council of Representatives on Wednesday he was "within his tireless efforts to find quick solutions suitable for the current crisis in Kirkuk, Search House Speaker Osama Abdul Aziz Najafi in telephone calls intensively with the leaders of the politicians and international destinations, the latest developments in Hawija." And added, "was conducted Najafi contacts with both the head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani and President of the National Alliance, Ibrahim al-Jaafari and Ambassadors U.S. and British. "the statement noted that" Najafi discussed which developments the serious events in Hawija and the need to speed up the find a way appropriate and contain the crisis and explain merits and push things toward calm and restraint to prevent the aggravation of the situation. "
Commission investigation into the events of Hawija meet the commander of the band 12 and wounded sit: Officers سنحيل to courts
27-04-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Baghdad / Mohammad Sabah
The Chairman of the Commission on Human Rights parliamentary and local officials in Kirkuk, said that an investigation senior lasts two days ago in a file Hawija guarantee to meet with the leader of the band 12 of the Iraqi army and a number of wounded, sit-ins and tribal leaders, in order to testify about what happened in the storming Square sit there and which led to the deaths of nearly 50 protesters and wounded at least 200 injuries, many of them resulted from the burning of security forces to the tents of demonstrators.
And revealed to the parliamentary fact-finding committee on Friday, reaching to the facts proving the involvement of the security forces of excessive use of force against the protesters, confirming the presence of a clear condemnation of some security leaders that their files will be referred to eliminate by Parliament.
The head of the investigative parliamentary Salim al, chairman of the Commission on Human Rights Parliamentary, in a telephone conversation with the "long" The committee set up by Parliament to consider the issue of the events of Hawija met with the governor of Kirkuk, and the President of the Council and some of the wounded, and will report during the hours the minority to come for discussion in the meeting special session of parliament on Sunday. In a move that angered the various references political and religious groups in the country, stormed the security forces last Tuesday Square sit-in Hawija, killing and wounding at least 120 of the protestors and the loss or capture of hundreds of others, while the Ministry of Defence announced it had attacked Square sit-in after he refused sitters to obey an order to leave the arena and exposed to fire from the protesters, and confirmed that it suffered three dead and nine wounded troops carried out a raid Square sit Haweeja, and confirmed that the operation killed 20 "terrorists". But Maliki's government returned on Wednesday and described the dead as martyrs and released detainees, in a move described as floundering in dealing with large file the protest.
Abizaid and Jubouri, saying that "the Commission investigative recorded in its initial use of arms by security forces excessively toward the protesters, as well as a setback to the concept of the state, which did not respect the law, noting that all the facts and data have been recorded and will be complemented by meetings with some other people in the coming hours" . He noted the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights that "there is a clear condemnation and great for the security forces have been recorded and will be submitted to Parliament and then will refer defaulters to justice," calling "the executive bodies to implement the decisions of the judiciary in the event of proven negligence."
Jubouri between that "the Commission was under his leadership included both Ammar Tohme and Maha league and Wesal Slim, Samira al-Moussawi, the appearance of al-Janabi, along with Bushra al-Obeidi and Jamal al-Kilani as representatives of the Supreme Commission for Human Rights."
For his part, head of the Kirkuk Provincial Council Hassan Turan said in an interview with the "long" that the fact-finding parliamentary met to maintain and members of the provincial council and turns her that the security forces had been no coordination with the local government and acted individually and thoughtful. "And added that" the number of martyrs has risen to 53 because of the invasion of the security forces to Square protestors, "pointing out that there is a security cordon imposed by the security forces on the area of Hawija and place to demonstrate, it is possible to reduce this ring is gradually starting from Saturday. in the same context, the Deputy Governor of Kirkuk Rokan Saad said in an interview with" term "to" the parliamentary committee, which reached Kirkuk on Friday heard the testimony of witnesses, which included wounded Square sit-ins and members of the provincial council and the governor and the President of the Council and the commander of the band 12 "of the Iraqi army.
He explained that "the Commission will complement listen to the testimony of witnesses who were negotiating with the protesters of the deputies, politicians and tribal leaders for the smallest details, before taking any decision," noting that Hawija still under siege and has been removed platform protestors and things are unstable at the moment.
After storming Square Hawija, last Tuesday, the 23 of April 2013, there was an atmosphere of anger among the families of several provinces of Kirkuk, Salahuddin and Mosul and al-Anbar, and published thousands of children heavily armed and launched dozens of attacks on military posts and security, killing and wounding dozens of parties.
Kobler warns from severe consequences of crisis on Iraq Friday, 26 April 2013 23:41 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –The UN Secretary General’s Special representative to Iraq ♦♦ Martin Kobler warned that “Iraq is now facing a crossroads.”
In a statement received by (AIN), Kobler said on Friday “Iraq faces a crossroads,” calling urgently Iraqi leaders for “Self discipline and start dare and immediate initiatives for peace.”
♦♦ ~RED: IT IS MY BELIEF THE UN HAS WAITED FAR TOO LONG TO "DO SOMETHING".. THEY HAVE SET ON THEIR DUFFS UNTIL IT HAS GOTTEN TO THE BRINK OF DISASTER.. I KNOW THEY ARE BUSY, BUT THEY REALLY NEED TO MAKE IRAQ A PRIORITY IMO.. WE DID NOT SACRIFICE LIVES FOR NOTHING I SHOULD HOPE!!!
Kobler expressed his concerns that ♦♦ “Iraq is going towards the unknown if the leaders did not take immediate and active to stop the cyclone of violence from getting wider ad wider after the armed clashes that erupted recently and resulted in killing ad wounding hundreds of persons all over Iraq.”
♦♦ ~RED: I KNOW YOU DO NOT WANT TO HEAR THIS, BUT UNTIL IRAQ IS RELATIVELY STABLE, WHY WOULD THE IMF GIVE THEM THE GREEN LIGHT TO RV THEIR CURRENCY? WE ALL KNOW THAT WHEN A COUNTRY IS AT WAR, THE VALUE OF THEIR CURRENCY PLUMMETS... JMHO
“I call all religious and political leaders to resort to their conscience and wisdom to prevent anger from beating peace because the country faces a crossroads,” according to Kobler.
The UN envoy urged the Iraqi Government to “start a comprehensive and transparent investigation in Hawija events and hand the people behind violating human rights for justice,” renewing his cal to release all the detainees who were arrested at the raid of the sit-in yard.”
Barham Saleh told Asharq Al-Awsat: We are very concerned about the involvement of the army in internal conflicts and disputes
27-04-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Erbil: Shirzad Shikhani of the
Expressed Dr. Barham Salih, Deputy Secretary-General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, led by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani's concern about the recent events taking place in Iraq, especially flammable events Bahoijh which spilled Blhebh to some other areas of the country, stressing that «the security situation explosive in some areas near Kirkuk constitutes a real and serious risks, not only for the Sunni areas, but also on the general areas of Iraq, because what happened there would have serious repercussions on most areas of Iraq.
This came in an exclusive interview with Saleh Al-Sharq al-Awsat yesterday Commenting on the developments volatile security in many Sunni areas, which have stretched from Hawija's Kirkuk province and moved into areas belonging to the provinces of Nineveh and Diyala, Salahuddin. He condemned favor of killing civilians who happened to these events, calling for dialogue rational to overcome the repercussions of the crisis and said: «We are in the leadership of the National Union are closely monitoring developments in these serious events which started from Hawija and moved to other areas, and we are very concerned about pushing the army in conflicts and internal conflicts , and this is inconsistent with the foundations and principles of the constitution, who voted him the majority of the Iraqi people, we do not find any justification for the use of excessive violence in dealing with the peaceful demonstrations of the citizens who exercise a constitutional right as long as committed Bslmatha and not allow the forces of terrorism or hostile to the experience of Iraq's political intervention in, or guide tracks deduced from the desire and will of the people, while the call for the federal government to show restraint and to maintain the rational dialogue to resolve the crisis explosive, call return citizens and demonstrators to commit Bslmah their demands and to maintain the higher interest of the nation above any considerations or sensitivities of others, and not to allow others to intervene to implement their own agendas, and that everyone works to ward off threats to the country and especially in this delicate situation through which the region ». Saleh pointed out that «the expansion of security incidents and their extensions to other areas increase the seriousness of the situation, and therefore the entire political process currently under the real risks, which imposes on all parties to look for logical solutions to these confrontations, and I think that the Constitution and sticking to it is the safest way to overcome our problems and our disputes and push things in the best manner.
The Deputy Secretary General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) to «we opposed in the past to form the leadership of the Tigris and the other military leaders, because we feel fears of her husband in the midst of ongoing conflicts in the country, especially in the disputed areas, and we consider the composition is unconstitutional, and deduced from the will of the inhabitants of those areas , and we were afraid of this because we were concerned about the potential for use in internal conflicts, and therefore we believe that it requires disarming causes of the current crisis in those areas, and of course the abolition of the formation of the military leadership is a requirement importantly at this stage, so as to stop the deterioration of security in those areas » .
At that connects the many observers events successive and Altdhorat security in many areas of Iraq repercussions of the Syrian crisis, sees Dr. Barham Salih, the effects and repercussions of the Syrian crisis is not confined only to Iraq, but on the pan countries in the region, and expressed concern over the developments of the crisis and the continuation of the conflict there, which enhances his view of sites extremist forces inside Syria, he said: «We are concerned about the growing influence of extremists in Syria, continuation of the current conflict there helps to strengthen the influence of these, and especially groups affiliated with al Qaeda, and everyone should feel this concern, because these extremist groups will not settle in Syria after the end of the current crisis, but will go to countries in the region such as Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon and elsewhere, and, if successful of these extremists to take the role of them in the future of Syria, the entire region will suffer from instability, and the international community must assume its responsibilities in this regard. On the reasonable and possible solutions to the Syrian crisis see the benefit that the solution must be peaceful to the Syrian crisis, especially after more than two years of bloody confrontations witnessed by the country and claimed the lives of tens of thousands of Syrians. It is proposed for a solution internationally and regionally to the crisis, saying: «As I said I do not think that the security solutions and military solve the Syrian crisis, especially after the passage of this long period of armed confrontations, and I think that a peaceful solution and diplomatic as possible to achieve through understanding and consensus American Russian Turkish Iraqi Irani, with the Gulf States Arab interested in Syrian affairs, not to overlook those understandings and compromises the role of the internal opposition, including the Kurds. He added: «The Party of the Democratic Union Kurdish Syrian who believes that he has links with the PKK, which is concerned about Turkey's role growing within the Kurdish areas of Syria, is an active and important role in the political equation in Syria can not be ignored role in terms of current events and future».
Maliki lose dozens of seats in local elections 27-04-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
BAGHDAD - «life»
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Reflected the preliminary results of the local elections announced by the «High Commissioner» yesterday fell «coalition of the rule of law», led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in most Shiite cities, compared to seats that were obtained in the 2009 elections for the benefit of the «coalition of citizen», led by Ammar al-Hakim and streams of other small .
~RED: AS WE SEE HERE, COMPARED TO THE ARTICLE I POSTED THIS MORNING, THIS ONE TOTALLY CONTRADICTS THE ONE I POSTED IN RED'S THREAD. "YET ANOTHER REASON" WHY WE CANNOT TRUST THAT MALIKI IS NOT INTIMIDATING VOTERS IMO.. REMEMBER, THE MEDIA HAS BEEN SUPPRESSED IN IRAQ FOR DECADES.. WE WENT IN THERE AND REMOVED SADDAM AND GAVE THEM FREEDOM OF SPEECH.. THIS IS ONE REASON WHY, IMO, WE SEE ALL THESE CONTRADICTIONS IN THE MEDIA. PERHAPS THE SITE FOR THE ARTICLE I POSTED, SHOULD BE MARKED AS A "MALIKI MEDIA SITE"...??? OF COURSE WE SHOULD ALSO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT WHAT "FACTION OF PEOPLE" THESE ARTICLES ARE AUTHORED BY AS WELL AS WE HAVE SEEN, THE CANNOT BE UNBIASED...
ONE MUST THINK ABOUT THESE THINGS.. LOL
The map of the distribution of seats in the provincial councils to the lack of any coalition or political bloc an absolute majority (50 +1) in any province, a lower proportion of managed political entities from the formation of the local government in the province alone, which means that the complexity of the political scene, which portends great difficulty in forming Local governments, especially in the under intersections political and sectarian and ethnic taking place now.
The election commission announced the day before yesterday the preliminary results of the provincial elections.
The president Serbst said Mustafa during a press conference in Baghdad that «These results represent 87 percent of the results of the elections for the provincial elections were held, to declare that while the percentage complete count.
The decline in the number of seats in al-Maliki in the provincial councils of the 155 seats in the local elections in 2009 to around 98 seats. In Baghdad, solution-Maliki in the first place by winning 40 994 votes, which means winning about 22 seats out of 58 and he has 31 seats, and this can not form a government in Baghdad local only in alliance with the list «united» Sunni, led by Parliament Speaker Osama Najafi , was dissolved Second Bhsdha the more than 136 thousand votes, meaning you'll get 9 seats.
But any alliance between al-Maliki and lists Najafi ordered bounces, especially in light of the dispute between Maliki and Najafi and the rest of the Sunni leaders.
♦♦ The second scenario for the owners is the formation of a broad coalition of the coalition and the coalition of 'citizen' which is led by al-Hakim has received more than 115 thousand votes, which means winning 8 seats. In case of failure of al-Maliki in the coalition, and this is very likely in light of the dispute between Maliki and Hakim as well as the critically acclaimed and reached the limit of the intersection of political him and the leader of the «Sadr» Muqtada al-Sadr, and can form lists «united» and «citizens» in addition to «Liberal »and Iraqi Arabic (led by Saleh al-Mutlaq) leads the coalition of local government.
In the southern provinces with a Shiite majority not much different from the scene, Vaútlav Maliki despite the achieved first place, but he lost a lot of seats obtained by the year 2009, in Basra, where he has 21 seats out of 35 seats, won 15 seats, forced him to ally with other lists.
Leaders of the «coalition of state law» tried to flirt with a coalition «citizen», led by Ammar al-Hakim (Head of the Islamic Supreme Council) and won 62 seats in the provincial elected, but the latter seems that he is excited about the alliance with arch-rivals the former than from all government positions in the electoral cycle earlier.
Spokesman «Islamic Supreme Council» Hamid Maaleh told «life:« We want everyone partnership. Strong partnership and do not marginalize one », but added,« We have a program for each province and we want broad powers approved by the Constitution and the law, as want ceilings time for the delivery of services, and any list agree with us on the program and the vision would be welcome.
He added that «the rule of law in close proximity, but we will not rule out other», adding that «no choice for provincial councils in the next session, but the success».
It should be noted that one of the reasons for the applicable political crisis in Iraq since the middle of last year is Maliki's refusal to give it the powers stipulated by the provincial Act No. 21 of 2008. Observers believe that the scenario is the closest in the provinces with a Shiite majority is the formation of an alliance between the User-Hakim and al-Sadr and some menus small winner, especially that all the sources close to the top Shi'ite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani and references Najaf other adult stresses «outrage» Bookmark and dissatisfaction with the performance of al-Maliki and provincial councils.
Sources confirm that «bookmark urged more than once through its agents or explicitly Hakim and al-Sadr not to union with the accused of corruption or of parties and entities that led the provinces in the previous election cycle.
The most obvious factor in the new election is to get about 20 electoral list of a local nature seats in the upcoming local governments, making them a target for the big powers.
The local elections took place on 20 April last year in 12 counties out of 18 Iraqi provinces, as it has been postponed to 4 July (Yolo) in the provinces of Anbar and Mosul because of the security situation, as well as the postponement of the elections in the province of Kirkuk, disputed between Baghdad and Erbil, The three provinces of Kurdistan, which has a special status.
Series of bloody revenge continues in Iraq
27-04-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Entered the bloody wave of violence in Iraq, its fourth day yesterday, amid rising sectarian tension is threatening to drag the country into a second round of sectarian fighting meaner, at the time a series of attacks targeted four Sunni mosques in Baghdad.
A day after warning Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki of return to sectarian civil war, it was considered representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Martin Kobler, the country «stands at a crossroads.
Kobler said in a strongly worded statement, said that Iraq is heading «towards the unknown unless action is taken decisive and immediate and effective measures to stop the spiral of violence from spreading, calling the country's leaders« to undertake bold initiatives such as sitting together ».
However, Iraq's leaders have failed once again in the meeting at the same table, after he was scheduled to hosting Sunni Aelloukvan and to meet Shiite mosque yesterday, in an attempt to bury the 'sedition'.
The meeting has been postponed until further notice, according to Deputy Prime Shiite Waqf Sami Masudi, who attributed the postponement to that «the government responded to the call, but the brothers in the western regions did not accept to come Some clergy there decided to escalation and reject any initiative», pointing out that «the Sunni Waqf asked us to postpone the meeting until the issue is resolved attendance of all parties.
Experiencing areas inhabited by the majority of Sunni intensive attacks against security forces since last Tuesday, when 50 protesters were killed during a raid by Sunni shows sit in Hawija, west of Kirkuk.
And claimed sporadic violence 200 people dead and more than 300 wounded over the past four days, bringing with it the number of people killed in the month of April in Iraq to 412.
Yesterday, four were killed and 36 wounded in a four explosive devices against Sunni mosques, west and north-east of Baghdad, according to a security and medical sources, in addition to a car in front of a popular restaurant in Sadr City. On the other hand, seven gunmen were killed in attacks targeting different areas south of Kirkuk, according to a senior officer in the army, soldier was killed and two others wounded near Baiji, north of Baghdad, killing element in the Sahwa, south of Kirkuk.
It coincided these events with the start of the Iraqi forces enter hand Sulaiman Bek, located on the road between Baghdad and the Kurdistan region, which is dominated by gunmen last Wednesday after fierce battles with the army, after the withdrawal of the militants, including the efforts of the tribes and governor Salahuddin Ahmed Abdullah. The Iraqi army had given yesterday by armed groups 48 hours before the start of 'cleansing' the area.
He said the commander of Iraqi ground forces team Ali Ghaidan, saying that ground forces would respond firmly to any attack against a piece or a military barracks or military control in the all breakers responsibility ».
In a remarkable development, it was announced Friday in a preacher Square sit-in Ramadi, Sheikh Hamed Al Qubaisi for the formation of «Army of pride and dignity.
He demanded worshipers that Evalawa of the «Army of pride and dignity in Anbar who adopts the defense of the Sunnis and the community in Iraq. He also called on the tribes to provide 100 volunteers from each clan to the formation of this army, demanding dissolved as well as elements of the army of the sons of Anbar province to join this group and 'youth training on weapons and ways to fight the militias fighting the government ».
The Tens of thousands calls for religious bodies and groupings tribal and youth to perform Friday prayers uniform yards sit under the slogan «burning demands» in the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah (Anbar province) and Samarra (Saladin) and Jalawla (north-east of Baghdad).
Furthermore, research head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq Ammar al-Hakim with Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq, in the latter office in Baghdad, the current situation which is currently taking place in Iraq and the results of the local elections that took place recently.
The news broke that al-Mutlaq, who is investigating in Hawija events, resigned yesterday along with comments about twenty ministers of the Kurds and the Iraqi List and the Sadrist movement of their participation in the meetings of the Council of Ministers. But the Iraqi media denied the news yesterday, at the time quoted an official source attended the meeting of the Iraqi List, confirmed that the head of the list, Iyad Allawi, Mutlaq rejected the resignation from office, asking him to follow Hawija file within the government and the implementation of the demands of the demonstrators within a time limit not exceeding three weeks.
Furthermore, preliminary results showed for the provincial elections Maliki's coalition progress in the eight provinces of the total 12 counties where elections were held over the weekend, including the capital, Baghdad. He also won an ally of al-Maliki in Najaf what actually gives him the lead in nine provinces.
(AP, AFP, Reuters, ASHA)
*** WHAT A STRANGE ARTICLE BOTH AS TO CONTENT AND TIMING - ONE WOULD THINK THAT THERE ARE NO ISSUES BETWEEN THS GOVERNMENTS IN BAGHDAD AND KURDISTAN - VERY, VERY STRANGE ! ***
Oil Ministry clarifies conditions of oil agreement with Turkey
Thursday, 25 April 2013 23:59 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –The Iraqi Oil Ministry confirmed that the Strategic Joint Declaration between Iraq and Turkey on the export of oil stipulates that the source of hydrocarbon resources of Iraq is the Federal Ministry of Oil and the Oil Marketing Company "SOMO".
A statement by the ministry received by All Iraq News Agency (AIN) cited that “Iraqi oil marketing company assured that the strategic announcement between Iraq and Turkey signed between the two countries in 19/9/2010 stipulates that the sole sovereign authority in the export of hydrocarbon resources of Iraq is the Iraqi Oil Ministry and Federal Oil Marketing Company (Sumo).”
The general director of the Oil Marketing Company Falah Jasim al-Ameri, said that "Article 2, paragraph 4 of the amendment to the Convention above states that [the pipeline system, reservoirs and other facilities of the Iraqi - Turkish pipeline dedicated to transport and load crude oil coming from Iraq exclusively].”
The joint declaration was signed by the Iraqi oil minister at the time, Hussain al-Shahristani and the Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz on 19/9/2010.
The Deputy Secretary General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Barham Salih, appreciated the Convention on the export of oil from Kurdistan to Turkey.
Saleh said in a press statement that "The Convention that took place between Iraqi Kurdistan Region and Turkey in the field of oil exports from the region to Turkey is an important step and evidence of cooperation between the two sides."
He pointed out that "This agreement is of great benefit for Iraq and the region because the Turkish economy is an important economy in the region and this agreement will strengthen all areas of the Iraqi economy," stressing that “The export of oil from the region to Turkey is an important step for the region, Iraq and Turkey as well.”
It is said that Kurdistan Region started since last year the export of oil to Turkey through trucks amid objections from the Iraqi Federal Government.
Othman: The Kurds MPs will not attend the extraordinary session on Sunday. 27/04/2013 08:57:00
BAGHDAD / NINA / Independent MP, of the Kurdistan Alliance, Mahmoud Othman announced, "The MPs of the Kurdistan Alliance would not attend the extraordinary meeting called by the Presidency of the Council of Representatives on Sunday.
He said in a statement to the National Iraqi Agency / NINA / that "A government and politically high-level delegation, headed by the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government Nechirvan Barzani (MASSOUD BARZANI'S SON) will visit Baghdad on Monday to discuss with the leaders of the National Alliance and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on the problems between the province and the center and how to find solutions for them. "
Othman confirmed efforts and contacts between the leaders of the province and the leaders of political blocs in Baghdad to contain the crisis of Hawija, calling on the government to implement the legitimate demands of the demonstrators, and not to use the army to resolve internal conflicts, and find a serious and constructive dialogue among all parties to reach solutions. "
He said, "The recent crisis in Hawija is a result of the accumulation of problems between all the parties, pointing to the difficulty of finding a quick solution to these problems including Hawija problem".
Othman called on the demonstrators to keep their demonstrations peace, and to get out the extremists and militants from the demonstrations, stressing the need to beware of extremists from all sides, because they are the main cause of the complexity of the political and security situation in the country. "
It is mentioned that the Presidency of the Council of Representatives called to convene an extraordinary session of the House of Representatives to host the committees that formed after the incident of Hawija and host the security leaders in the region.
*** PERHAPS THE ABSENCE OF THE KURDS IS EXPLAINED SIMPLY BY THE CONTINUING " BOYCOTT " AND I SHOULD NOT BE SO SURPRISED ***
Kurdistan alliance: attending the parliament depends on Barzani’s decision
Saturday, 27 April 2013 09:53
Shafaq News / The presence of Kurdistan alliance members to the special meeting called by the Parliament Speaker, Osama al-Nujaifi to discuss Hawija events depend on a decision taken by the political leadership in the region.
Nujaifi called last Thursday to hold a special session on Sunday to discuss the implications of Hawija events in Kirkuk, which killed dozens dead and wounded others from the protesters and army forces.
The MP of the Alliance bloc, Mahma Khalil told “Shafaq News”, that “his bloc boycotted the parliament’s sessions for political reasons before Hawija crisis”.
“Kurdistan Alliance MPs are committed to the boycotting decision and are committed to any decision by the region’s presidency in this regard,” he added.
MPs and ministers of Kurdistan Alliance and other Kurdish forces boycotted the parliament and cabinet sessions on the background of voting on current year's budget without compatibility of the Kurdish parties.
♦♦ The National and Kurdistan alliances exchanged during the last period messages and delegations to address outstanding issues, notably Article 140 of the Constitution, the dues of foreign oil companies, the fate of the Peshmerga forces and national partnership.
The tensed situation threatened the old strategic alliance relations between Kurds and the Shiite National Alliance, which dates back to the period of their opposition to the former Iraqi regime.
Iraqiya MP calls PUK to find an alternative for Talabani 27/04/2013 09:31:00
BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the Iraqiya coalition, Wahda al-Jumaili called for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) to find an alternative to President Jalal Talabani because the political crises that beset the country do not bear political pleasantries at the expense of the Iraqi people.
Jumaili told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "The statesmen in Iraq need to sit at the dialogue table to get the country out of the tunnel, noting that the position of the President of the Republic is the missing between the political parties. "
It is mentioned that President Jalal Talabani is in Germany since several months, where he is getting medical treatment for stroke. "/