" The Dinar Daily " .............. Saturday, 4 May 2013
Parliament Party Talabani: No legal ground for re-nomination Barzani for a third term
04-05-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Erbil: Shirzad Shikhani of the
In a sudden development in the issue of re-nomination of President of the Region Current Massoud Barzani for a third term, said Adel Murad Chairman of the Central Council (parliament partisan) of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, led by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani that «There are no ground law allows the president, Massoud Barzani, to run for a third term elections the next presidential, and the law of the presidency of the region does not allow him to renew for another term after completing two elections, and thus not eligible to run for a third.
This came in a legal reading prepared by the Vice-President of the Central Council of La Jolla lawyer Jenner Ali and presented to the Central Council at its last periodic in Castle Dizah the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and adopted by the Council as an official position, in relation to the question of the nomination of Barzani.
According to the reading, which revealed the source of the Council for their content «Middle East» yesterday, the Central Council warned of any prejudice to the law of the presidency of the region, or to make adjustments allow Barzani to run for a third term, said «if the thought of some of an amendment to the Act presidency of the region and passes parliamentary majority in order to allow Barzani to run for a third session, then the National Union will be subjected to (mortal blow), because this is contrary to first with all the foundations and principles of democracy on the one hand, on the other hand, the process will lose the confidence of rules and party leaders within the National Union, and will not keep any sense individual to go down the list in the next election, and will incur the Patriotic Union of large losses strategic perspective. On the subject of the project of the Constitution of the region called for party Barzani stressed the Central Council that «in the case has been thrown this Constitution shortcomings in it to a referendum, there is a high probability not to vote for him by the members and supporters of the National Union, and that means the failure of the referendum, and the attempt to pass This project is the absence of opposition, it will lead to the elimination of national consensus, and will lead to the outbreak of popular protests again », the Council stressed that« the popular will predominantly not with this Constitution, and that the Secretary-General of the National Union Jalal Talabani, head of the Movement for Change Nushirwan Mustafa agreed in a meeting Dbachan the need to return the project to Parliament to make the necessary adjustments to it before putting it to a referendum, including alter the shape of the political system from a presidential system to a parliamentary system. The Council noted that «in the event of President Massoud Barzani insisted on running for a third term, then you must go presidency of the region to his party, the government and the presidency of the National Union, and give the presidency of the parliament to change
movement. When asked the President of the Central Council Adel Murad reasons for this position abrupt and firm on the issue of nomination Barzani for a third term, said in a statement singled out by the «Middle East», this is a decision taken by the Board during its regular meeting in Castle Dizah with the participation of members and cadres center organizations party area Rapran, and this decision reflects the position of the majority party rules, did not object to him one.
In connection with Abdul Wahab Ali, spokesman Command Council Sulaimaniya, the Kurdistan Democratic Party, led by Massoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan region, announced his surprise to repeat the talk on this subject and said in his statement told «Middle East» The President Massoud Barzani did not announce to the moment his position on the run for the presidency of the region, so it is premature to talk and predict what will happen in attitudes, «I think that what is happening today the issuance of the statements in this regard, but it is just ترضيات for this or that party, because all of WEIGH in this regard but talking about something that is not currently and provoke heated debate on the subject of anonymous until now, despite our respect for the views of everyone, but we do not want to anticipate events and get into debates are meaningless and futile at the time that the matter did not announce his official after which President Barzani ». The spokesman Command Council Sulaymaniyah that «if Mr President of the Region candidacy for the presidency for a third term, then the issue has taken its first phase, will be followed by the second phase in the details of the legal aspect of the candidate, and here we will rely definitely on the Law of the presidency of the region and the draft constitution proposed two determine the legal destination for this run, and will be followed by the third phase which is documenting the position of the parties and political forces in Kurdistan, and this requires official statements and positions of those parties, both nominate Barzani support or not to accept his candidacy, and when all this will be for every incident.
Tribal leaders sign a document under the support of the security forces and the prohibition of blood
04-05-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Baghdad, Qassim Hilfi
Signed hundreds of tribal elders from various provinces on the document era deprived of blood and support the Iraqi security forces and support and prevent the granting of support for terrorists.
This came during their participation in the second conference of tribal leaders of Iraq, which was organized by the Directorate of Tribal Affairs Department in the Ministry of Interior and concluded its work yesterday (Thursday).
The document read by the representative of the tribal Nineveh Sheikh Humaid Al Hussein said tribal Iraq remains at the level of responsibility and moral legitimacy and humanity to defend their gains, and flatly refuse to be the whereabouts of tribal safe haven for terrorists and murderers.
It also included to emphasize the unity of Iraq people and the land and in the future and considering the army and police are the arm of the armed forces and they are responsible for maintaining law and order and the rule of law and protect the country's borders, مستنكرين assassination of army recruits by gangs takfirist stray and terrorists in the provinces of Anbar and Salah al-Din, calling for the extradition to justice.
Senate stressed during their refusal to the formation of armed militias in all its forms and denominations, calling for support and assist the security agencies to carry out its duties in maintaining law and order and stability of the country, also appealed to religious scholars adoption discourse Central and National, which combines does not differentiate, demanding that the House of Representatives to carry out its duties towards the events taking place in the country through research can be achieved in accordance with the Constitution and the law, and accounting of Representatives who have a hand in the financing of terrorism and aiding the crime.
Moreover, he called on the Senate to promote national reconciliation and to resolve all problems through dialogue serious and constructive, also called satellite channels and media organizations not to inflame attitudes that lead to discord and division among one people, and create a climate of brotherhood and love, and to address the rumors, declaring their innocence of every person inciting to sedition sectarianism and helps fund terrorism and terrorists and gangs of al-Qaeda and the remnants of Saddam's regime buried.
He stressed the heads of the tribes and tribal leaders on the need to provide various kinds of assistance and support to the sons of the security forces who are the sons of clans, منبهين the need to reject foreign plots aimed at dividing the country.
Sheikh Mohammed Rabia Mohamed Habib Amir tribes Rabia said in an interview for "Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network," the need to find the clans united given the powers conferred to support the security forces, noting that the clan elders baptized to the establishment of the Council of the clans since 2009 in anticipation of such a day even be strongly supported by Dolly army by clans.
For his part, stressed the head of the tribe of Bani Khalid Sheikh Salah Salim Al-Khalidi on the need to tribal elders gathered to promote national unity among the people, especially in light of difficult circumstances through which the country and the desperate forces of evil in order to divide Iraq and to disrupt the unity and entity.
He said al-Khalidi in an interview for "Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network that" it is our duty requires us to maintain security and stability and the prohibition of Iraqi blood through the support of the security forces watchful rested citizens and not allow the formation of militias sabotage led by Foreign Affairs seeks to tear Iraq and spreading sectarian strife between the components of one people, again tribal support for the sons of the security forces in its bid to maintain security and stability.
In turn, counting Sheikh Jaafar Mustafa Almakhlav one of the elders of the Dulaimi west of Nineveh that the army is the safety valve and the protector of the country, noting that its support is the duty falls to everyone that its members and affiliates are Iraqi citizens of the Sons of Iraq and the sons of the tribes and are working to protect families and roll back the hands of terrorism.
And appealed Almakhlav in an interview for "Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network," all clans to stand in support of the army and fight lurking backed Iyad external security leaders also appealed to provide full protection of elements of the army and the police who go on vacations to their home areas.
For his part, stressed the Dulaimi clans Emir Sheikh Majid Ali Suleiman, to the clan supporting members of the security forces of being sons and solid Iraq.
He Sulaiman said in an interview for "Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network," that what is said in some of the media from the polemics it is only agendas spoken by politicians to special interests, noting that the tribal experts, including a cleaner and lift and sublime that talk of sectarianism and division and federalism, which began newly promoted, stressing that the tribal Mtkacfah and one that people support the army and police is a national duty and sacred.
In the meantime, the Ministry of Interior announced for receiving elements for the great support by the sons of the tribes in Anbar and Salahuddin, saying that their leaders will not subside even arrest the killers of the soldiers in the provinces.
He said senior agent of the Ministry of the Interior Adnan al-Asadi's "Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network," said the tribes in the provinces where crimes occurred targeting the army and police, has provided significant support to the security forces, stressing its refusal to prejudice the security element.
And Asadi said the portion of the sons of the tribes are moving due to national and carefully too large to support and assist the security agencies, and others are moving by revenge against the killers of the sons of the army and the police, those who kill their parents or their brothers or their children.
And said senior agent of the Ministry of the Interior that the search is in full swing in order to deliver these murderers to the competent authorities to bring them to justice, noting that the security forces in Anbar province, increased morale is much higher than it was a few months ago, especially after the demonstration, which was organized by some 20 clan the streets of Anbar province, bringing arms along with the police and they are threatening to terrorism and terrorists murder and liquidation whether exposed to the army and police and retribution of them.
He revealed Asadi for the Charge joint carried out a few days ago on one of the nests of terrorism and some Hawwadhanh, stressing that the operations are still ongoing for the elimination of terrorists, stressing that the ministry would not subside will not rest its leaders Bal even throw the arrest of the killers of Iraqi soldiers and handed over to the judiciary to bring happiness to the hearts of families of the victims and their families and comrades down their arms.
With regard to the formation of a higher council for Iraqi Tribes as part of an official, confirmed al-Asadi that this is demanded by the Prime Minister and ابتغاه through machined to support councils, which is an assessment of the sons of the tribes, noting that the invitation of Prime Minister and Commander of the armed forces seeks to be these councils as Parliament clan is a clan elders rather than their direction right and left with this political bloc or the other, but remain with Iraq, one which is a natural right as it was before, noting that ministry officials are backing the idea of the project and pushing composition of the clan or the Parliament to the people of the tribes to have them represent real and active role in state-building.
MPs Kurdistan: Tfahmatna with the al-Maliki will not cancel intensified our coordination with partners to prevent dictatorship
04-05-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Baghdad / Mohammad Sabah
Confirmed deputies from the Kurdistan Alliance that understandings initial conducted to resolve the crisis with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki "will not be at the expense of the rest of the ingredients and the blocks," pointing to the intensive contacts with the Sadrists and the Iraqi List, and to the talks witnessed Erbil Thursday between regional president Massoud Barzani and Iyad Allawi addressed efforts to curb the uniqueness and ensure participation in major decisions.
This comes at a time when the opposition Movement for Change questioned al-Maliki's commitment to its promises, it expected that the بنقضها as happened every time.
He said the Kurdistan Alliance MP Mustafa Haji that "there is an agreement reached between the governments in Baghdad and Erbil on the implementation of the Erbil in line with the Constitution and will continue discussions and negotiations at high levels," did not rule out to witness the next few days visit of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to Arbil.
He pointed out that "the center of regional conditions and internal hard moved international mediation heavily to convince alliances national and Kurdistan need to address the political differences at the moment and build a strong institutions," noting that the only guarantee to preserve the unity of the country is implementing the provisions of the Constitution and without it can not response or any component last get their dues.
And expresses observers expressed concern to be reconciled Kurds at this time at the expense of the component the Sunni and the rest of understandings with the forces that oppose the approach al-Maliki in the management of the state, but Haji said that any agreement "has not and will not happen at the expense of any component of the blocks and components of the people," he said, adding that what has been agreed with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is to activate the national partnership and balance in all institutions of the state, and that "everyone's demand."
In the meantime, received the President of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, leader of the Iraqi List, Iyad Allawi, the first evening of Thursday, and emphasized the lack of space for the uniqueness of power and do not marginalize any component Iraq, and pointed to the importance of participation and balance and harmony in the political process.
Meanwhile, a deputy coalition blocs Kurdistan Hamid Buffy The leaders of the Iraqi List and the cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, were on constant contact with the Kurdish leadership to discuss the steps to get out of the current crisis, pointing out that these blocs agreed on the need to support efforts that can put an end to the uniqueness power and not allow any party or person to dominate the management of the country.
And the Kurdistan Alliance bloc announced that the understandings held by the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government Nechirvan Barzani, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki addressed the outstanding problems between the two parties, stressing that the most prominent demands of the Kurds to the owners need to activate the national partnership.
The MP said Mahma Khalil told the "long" yesterday that the decision to suspend the presence of deputies and ministers of the Kurds in the meetings of the government and the parliament was conditional on the implementation of the Kurdish demands, pointing out that the return to Baghdad was after the commitment to the National Alliance, the implementation of these demands, according to the mechanism of the Constitution. "
He added that "the National Alliance and agreed to all the demands of the Kurdistan Alliance, which includes the adoption of the law of oil and gas, and the application of Article 140 of the Constitution, and the federal government to compensate the victims of Halabja and Anfal, and resolve the file Peshmerga and entitlements, and amend the law on the federal budget to allow the payment of international oil companies operating in the Erbil. "
And on the operations of the Tigris and the desert and the possibility solved, Khalil explained that "the Kurdistan Alliance required to resolve the leaderships of the Tigris and the desert because تشكيلهما it unconstitutional," stressing that the formation of any operations command in the disputed areas should be in accordance with the coordination with the Government of Arbil.
And guarantees obtained by the Kurdistan Alliance and the under which returned ministers and deputies of the Kurds, Khalil explained that the guarantees obtained by the Kurdistan Alliance are pledges from Maliki's National Alliance and the implementation of all the "demands that the al-Maliki to prove good faith this time."
For its part, questioned the mass change of Kurdistan, the usefulness of the negotiations that took place between Baghdad and Erbil, and suggested that the rapprochement came after international mediation.
The MP said the gentle Mustafa told the "long" that the National Alliance and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki did not provide any guarantee of the Kurdistan Alliance and confined it guarantees oral, and explained that "the Erbil was written did not abide by al-Maliki how the case if the interpretation."
Mustafa criticized the return of Kurdish ministers and deputies to meetings of the Council of Ministers and the Parliament, and expected return again because the government crisis and as usual will not abide by its promises as in the previous experiment with it.
Matsamu Iraqi provinces: either replace Maliki or go to the Sunni province
04-05-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Baghdad: Hamza Mustafa
Ended F 'options open' in sit-ins provinces western and northern Iraq to one option called compelled option of establishing a Sunni region. And try some Friday sermons there broach the subject timidly because of the sensitivity of community, especially in the western regions of Iraq, which is known strongly position on the unity of Iraq where the three provinces which are Anbar, Salahuddin and Nineveh had rejected the 2005 vote on the constitution due to be included federal, at which time where hundreds withdrew from some Yards sit after hearing this proposal, the share of imam and preacher of Fallujah mosque to be thrown water bottles As reported by Al-Sharq al-Awsat one of the most prominent leaders of the demonstrations in the city of Fallujah.
The region also put option in exchange for another option is the resignation of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki or dislodge a tradeoff that seems difficult to be applied in light of the lack of policy options put forward in Iraq today in light of the worsening crisis between the partners. The imam and preacher F 'options open' in the field of the right Samarra Sheikh Mohamed Taha Ahamdon had demanded that all the blocks to replace Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, proposing a range of options. He said Ahamdon during the sermon on the political blocs find a replacement for al-Maliki to resolve the recurrent crises. And considered Ahamdon that were authorized to be speaking officially on behalf Yards sit on behalf of the protester six provinces that the choice of the region is the second option, refusing to divide Iraq, pointing out that «the region is to regulate and not also a division of power-sharing.
He pointed out that «the region is what saves for the year of their faith and their blood and their honor and preserve Iraq's unity and its entity and, God willing, if you have chosen then we you are moving to a stable nation based on justice, equality and the principle of citizenship.
But it is in Fallujah to take another path. While withdrew hundreds of sit-yard the share-Khatib was throwing water bottles. Said Sheikh Khaled Hamoud Jumaili, a cleric in Fallujah and leaders Sit in a statement «Middle East» that «there was agreement on a number of things, including the general framework for the Friday sermon but who got there is something orchestrated at night, a topic regions unacceptable for us altogether and thus Khatib tried to roll and spins on this topic because he knows the nature of the mass rejection of him ».
Jumaili added that «what that pronunciation Khatib subject territories until the protestors throw everything signed by the hands of bottles of water, pointing out that« Iraqi and Great بغالبيتهم refuse regions and division and that these tricks politicians can not deceive us. And explained Jameeli «We went out for the just demands of government has not achieved and therefore we insist it by peaceful means, even if we stayed the years to come who wants to divide Iraq برؤوسنا This is totally unacceptable.
For his part, Khatib F gray that Anbar protesters do not want the option to confront the government because «means the sectarian war that does not keep nor devastating», indicating that «the rule of ourselves is a solution which is acceptable to choose the frying pan into the fire.
But the administration claims the Sunni region also spread to Mosul, where he called the imam and preacher of the mosque of the Prophet chit in the city of Mosul, the administration of the regions to the government did not respond to the legitimate demands of the protesters, criticized the attitude of the people of the southern provinces for not standing with the protesters in their legitimate demands. He said the imam and preacher of the mosque Mohammed Alrezvani during Friday prayers, which bore the name of F options open that «there are three options on the table before us, not the government's response to the demands of the demonstrators legitimate», indicating that «the first option is to withdraw from arenas sit is unacceptable because we are firm on our position».
For its part, the Iraqi government welcomed the protesters reached the decision to authorize Sheikh Abdul-Malik al-Saadi task of conducting negotiations with the government. Said Maryam Rayes political advisor in the office of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki told «Middle East» that «the government welcomes any person authorized by the demonstrators to conduct negotiations with them that what passed for them to authorize Sheikh Saadi this task but it is welcome because we want to get to the solutions to these issue ». She Rayes that «the screening process has begun in the whole western provinces and Yards pretend between the output for the legitimate demands and rode the wave of politicians who do not want these demonstrations and sit-ins to be completed because the continuation of hurt to their advantage, whether for electoral purposes or for other purposes, including the implementation of foreign agendas». Rais pointed out that «if the negotiations took place in accordance with the new development, it will not start from scratch because the government has worked and formed committees and decisions have been taken and therefore do not need to build on that even though we are open to all options in this area.
She stressed political advisor to Iraqi Prime Minister that «we must distinguish between two things; between the agendas and political goals espoused by some politicians from within the political process and want a character path demonstrations because of it and between services and government performance, which demands not only on the people of the provinces and the western cities but include people of central and southern », adding that« the problem is that everyone wants Maliki to achieve everything while it is not free will to choose the ministerial staff as well as a lot of things related to the provincial councils and parliament. While considered Rayes the Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq «The important work within the Council of Ministers for the purpose of meeting the demands of the demonstrators» attacked Parliament Speaker Osama Najafi, saying that «the cause of blocking all legislation and laws that can serve the interests of the demonstrators not only that, but goes one step unconstitutional resolve The government called the initiative to resolve the crisis while it is complexity.
Commission: the announcement of the election results today
04-05-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Is scheduled to announce the Electoral Commission for elections on Saturday, the final results of the provincial elections irregular province of entities and candidates that took place on the twentieth of April.
He said Vice-President of the Board of Commissioners in UNHCR كاطع the Zobaie in a statement singled out (Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network), that "the results reached the final stages which is at the stage of scrutiny at the entity level and candidates," and expressed hope to finalize them and announced on Saturday. entities called for non-delivery or taking the unofficial results announced from destinations outside the scope of the Commission, stressing that such results can form upheaval in the entities and candidates, pointing at at the same time confirmed that the results are appearing and announced by the Electoral Commission said in a statement or a press conference. on complaints, Zobaie hinted that there are committees formed within the Commission to classify these complaints to the green, yellow and red, He warned that he has been dealing with these complaints and decide by and completed in accordance with the law some of which was his response, including what has been accepted, including the canceled part of the vote, including some stations canceled. Vice-President of the Board of Commissioners in the Commission pointed out that all political entities and candidates will be allowed to challenge the results if Announced those who wish to do so to the Board of Commissioners to consider those appeals and issued its decisions, noting that if the not convinced entity or the decision of the Board of Commissioners candidate he or she can appeal against the decision of the Commission in the Appeals Chamber of the Supreme Judicial Council in the election commission.
Three «Videos 'leaked' massacre Hawija» Launches controversy about the fact that what happened
04-05-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
BAGHDAD - «life»
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The demonstrators did not publish in the town of «Haweeja» that اقتحمها the Iraqi army on 23 April last video documenting the incident, but the video has spread remarkably during the past few days FILE soldiers themselves, raising controversy about the reality of what happened in the town.
It was at least 50 people were killed and about 150 others were injured during a raid Square sit-«Haweeja» in the province of Kirkuk, which they pretend to hundreds four months ago.
And picked up social networks during the past few days three videos images soldiers during the raid, in which clips depicting flee dozens of protesters hour intrusion, amid heavy gunfire and flying planes, and pick up the photographer connected his mobile mobile phone image of a senior officer sheltering behind the wall of one of the buildings and ordering soldiers urging demonstrators fleeing the leave the area quickly.
The second video image is also one of the soldiers after the termination of the process, and the unit is combing the area military and civilian auto scan near Square sit-in, and the soldier and his colleagues exchange insults before it starts cracking auto glass and damage the tires.
Third Video is the most dangerous, was posted on the network «YouTube», before it prevents the network because it «depicts the horrors violate the laws of publishing», and the video image is also a soldier was only moments from storming Square sit-in, and the bodies scattered in the arena, Atfqdha soldiers and assaults some of them kicking, while depicting one of the dead has fallen from a wheelchair, and people are moving.
In case this is true, the last video, it also shows that the dead were carrying sticks to their neighborhood was not weapons.
Comic videos gained controversy on social networking sites, some commentators have suggested canceled to prevent the transition to a new affliction, and to contribute to the truce between the parties, and considered individual behaviors do not represent the army, while others insisted on display, and everyone exchanged accusations.
Furthermore, a number of lawyers decided to volunteer to move inside Iraq and claims to international organizations against the perpetrators of the incident, they are in the process of prosecuting senior officials on charges of causing a massacre Hawija.
And broke disagreement within the Parliament following the submission of a parliamentary committee to fact-finding report carried the defense minister and six other officers responsible for what happened, but deputies for «coalition of the rule of law», led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki withdrew from the committee and declared that its report is not neutral, and noted in contrast to that Some of the dead Hawija were killed 12 days prior to the incident.
National Alliance: a rapprochement with Arbil will not be at the expense of any component
04-05-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
BAGHDAD - morning
He assured the National Alliance المتخوفين of trainers Arab and Turkmen in Kirkuk that the rapprochement between Baghdad and Erbil will not be at the expense of any component, noting that the government deals with Iraq as a single unit to conduct any negotiations, while expressing the Kurds are optimistic about finding outlets for dialogue to resolve differences on the outstanding issues between the Governments of the center and the region.
In the meantime, the Iraqi List, considered that its resolution بالتعطيل, national review the decision in the interest of the people and the political process, in which response to an invitation Iraqi white her to follow the example of the Kurds and the adoption of dialogue as a principle in resolving the crisis.
And emphasized the political body of the National Alliance that the agreement between Baghdad and Erbil recently on resolving the outstanding issues did not affect any component will be on display in the future, noting that the government is dealing with Iraq as a single unit to conduct any negotiations.
The confirmation of the National Alliance government not to make any concessions in favor of the Kurdistan region in the disputed areas in response to the concern shown by components of the Arab and Turkmen in Kirkuk that the rapprochement between Baghdad and Erbil, may be at the expense of Kirkuk.
A member of the Shaker Darraji's "Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network," "The government is dealing in discussions and negotiations with the Kurdistan region that Iraq is one unit and all provinces are equal in rights and duties."
Darraji said that "the talks that took place in Baghdad between the delegation of the Kurdistan region and the government will not result in any agreement falls victim any component in Iraq, both in the province of Kirkuk or any other province."
He said, "dialogues and discussions that took place did not witness make concessions, especially in the provinces, which includes the disputed area, but discussed topics budget, financing and arming of the Peshmerga forces and the security situation on coordination in conflict zones, and accruals oil companies, and Article 140 of the Constitution."
And finished the ministers and deputies of the Kurdistan Alliance boycott of parliament after the government described as positive meeting between a delegation from the provincial government and the federal government during which they agreed to overcome their differences and find solutions to outstanding problems clause.
For its part, confirmed that the Kurdistan Alliance bloc that internal situation is moving towards more calm and find outlets for dialogue to resolve differences, calling on all political blocs to start dialogues to overcome the differences between them.
A member of the coalition, Hassan Jihad for "Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network," "The tension between the government and the Kurdistan region and the protesters moving towards more calm on the background and intentions to find solutions even be partial to the problems."
Jihad said that "claim to dissolve the current government and early elections at this time is a requirement difficult to implement in the presence of a charged and tense atmosphere, explaining that such a requirement should be applied in a quiet atmosphere.
He continued that "the rate of participation in the provincial elections were few, therefore, going to hold general elections in Iraq in light of the current situation puts the political process in jeopardy."
The head of the House of Representatives Osama Najafi has put last Monday, an initiative to resolve the current political crisis, requires the resignation of the government and the formation of an interim government miniature of independent members, and dissolve parliament as a prelude to early general elections.
In turn, called for an independent member of the Alliance, Mahmoud Othman all the political blocs to conduct intensive dialogues and meetings to overcome differences among them, pointing out that some estrangement and away from others creates a political gap.
Uthman added in an interview for "Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network," that "meetings and dialogues able to make a consensus and convergence of political, as happened between the Kurdistan region and the federal government recently after a meeting with the delegation of provincial officials," pointing out that "no way in front of everyone, but the dialogue to overcome differences" .
In response to the nature of the subsequent steps for the Kurdistan region and the federal government in resolving points of contention, between Osman said that "the technical committees that will be formed from the two parties will develop solutions to the problems of contention," saying the measure "an important step and better than it was the political situation earlier before visiting delegation of the region to Baghdad. "
In addition, the Secretary-General called for the Iraqi bloc white beauty melon Iraqi bloc led by Iyad Allawi, to follow the example of the Kurds adoption of the principle of dialogue in resolving the crisis.
The melon in a statement the "Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network," "The decision to return ministers and MPs Kurds is the decision hurt the interests of the political process and serve the people of one people and contribute to the resolution of crises," adding that "the principle of dialogue is the principle of the right to discuss any crisis occurring in the country" .
Called the melon, the Iraqi List to "follow the example of the Kurds in pursuing the principle of dialogue and leave a rupture, and not to resort to other options may lead to crises burdening everyone and especially the citizens."
The Secretary-General of the Iraqi white hope that "the return of Kurds gesture is good for everyone and everyone exemplary gesture.
For its part, considered the Iraqi List, spokeswoman Maysoon al for "Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network," said the decision to list is a national decision and is in the interest of the Iraqi people and the political process, "asserting continuing.
The head of the Kurdistan Regional Government Barzani, announced last Wednesday, the decision to return Kurdish ministers and deputies to direct their duties.
The Information Office of the Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said in a statement issued after a meeting of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and KRG President Barzani, the parties agreed to the adoption of important laws that have the effect of an active role in resolving "outstanding issues" between the two parties, such as oil and gas law, and further meetings to resolve all issues.
Imam of Samarra Fri-pryers : replace Maliki and regions formation are of / 4 / options to resolve the crisis.
Tikrit / NINA /-- Imam of Samarra Fri-pryers dubbed Fri-of open options said : replace Maliki and regions formation are of / 4 / options to resolve the crisis.
Sheikh Mohamed Taha Hamdon added in today’,s Fri-Sermon "that the replacement of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki by another person is one of the four options that we expect of our public to choose one of them according to a questionnaire or an opinion poll.
He explained in his Sermon that he addressed today in front of tens of thousands of worshipers: "The first option is to replace Maliki, and the second option is to divide Iraq and disassembled into three mini-states and not provinces /, which is a bad option because it weakens Iraq.
He pointed out that the third option is that we rule ourselves in our provinces according to the constitution and in accordance with systems of more than 41 percent of the world's countries, stressing that who advocates to implement this option are seeking to preserve the unity of Iraq and the fourth option is confrontation and war, and this option is hated by the people.
He explained that: "We will not be resorting to any option, but after a referendum or a questionnaire to find out the opinion of the public."
NOBODY wants another civil war in Iraq, yet events are propelling it in that direction. War can be averted only by a new political understanding among three main groups — Sunni Arabs, Shiite Arabs and Kurds — but Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki has become too divisive to deliver it.
So the United States, together with Iraq’s neighbors, must press Mr. Maliki to resign so he can be replaced with a more conciliatory figure.............SKIPPED........................ .....
Relations between Mr. Maliki and Iraqi Kurds, who are largely self-governing, also rest on a knife’s edge after a year in which territorial disputes almost led to military confrontation. Even as the Kurds deployed security forces to the disputed region of Kirkuk, they negotiated for concessions from the Maliki government. This week, Kurdish sources reported the signing of a new deal, but after all the broken promises there is little reason to think it will last.
Given the two-year-old Syrian civil war escalating next door, a sectarian crisis and political collapse in Iraq would be a disaster at the worst possible time. It would blur the boundaries between the two conflicts, bring additional misery to Iraq and pose enormous challenges for Iraq’s neighbors and the United States.
If all of these countries could persuade Mr. Maliki to resign, it would give moderate Sunnis a symbolic victory and dampen extremist influence in their community. That, in turn, could show all Iraqis that change can be achieved through politics, rather than war.
Iraq’s parliamentary democracy could survive a resignation. It is normal for a prime minister to step down and be replaced by another figure elected by Parliament. There are other capable Shiite politicians who could recruit and lead a national-unity government.
A decade after Saddam Hussein’s fall, violence threatens to overwhelm Iraq. Getting Iran, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey to cooperate with the United States on a new political bargain there, with Mr. Maliki out of the picture, won’t be easy, but it’s essential to save Iraq.
Nussaibah Younis is a research fellow in the international security program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School.
By: Ali Abel Sadah for Al-Monitor Iraq Pulse Posted on May 3.
After the federal army stormed the protest square in the town of Hawija and killed and injured dozens of civilians — supposedly searching for weapons and outlaws — Sunni tribal youth in Anbar, Kirkuk and Mosul have rushed to take up weapons to defend themselves, as stipulated in the “directives of leading Sunni cleric in Iraq Abdul-Malik al-Saadi,” who “authorized [Sunnis] to fight in self-defense.”
In the wake of the Hawija incidents where Sunni protesters were killed and injured by military forces, tribes and towns throughout the provinces of Anbar and Kirkuk are arming themselves, writes Ali Abel Sadah.
Iraq: ‘Tribal Armies’ Armed in the Face of the National Army, Faced With Hard Choices
Author: Ali Abel Sadah
Translated by: Al-Monitor
Categories :Originals Iraq Security
Armed units that do not belong to the regime were established in the protest areas to protect protesters, should they be subjected to an attack similar to the one that occurred in Hawija. Saed Murad, a volunteer who took up arms in Ramadi, said, “Dozens have registered their names on the list of the Sunni army.”
Many young protesters believe that carrying weapons is “the final solution” to regain control over their cities, and free them from the Iranian influence in Iraq, according to Murad.
Hostility to Iran has increased in the country’s Sunni areas, with many accusing Shiite political leaders of being loyal to Tehran.
Moreover, carrying weapons is necessary, according to tribal traditions in Iraq. After tribal members are killed, their relatives believe they have to avenge their death and defend their peers.
One night after the Hawija square was stormed, Ali Hatem al-Suleiman, a tribal leader in Anbar, stood up in the square and called on the people to fight the government army in Baghdad and to drive it out from the Sunni areas.
This call prompted the fast recruitment of young people willing to fight. Video footage broadcast by local stations in Anbar showed dozens of teenagers carrying light and medium weapons in the vicinity of the square where the sit-in was being held.
But the armed manifestations began to include youth defending their Sunni tribes, as well as Sunni factions that identified themselves as “resistance” groups, and which had been active in the fight against US troops.
A well-informed source in the protest square said that “the leaders of 11 factions held a meeting to study the chances of a massive attack being launched against the interests of the Iraqi government in the province,” but these plans were postponed at the request of the protesters who said that what is currently needed is to defend the Sunni protesters and prevent a repeat of what happened in Hawija.
The recent events taking place in sit-in areas have enabled the emergence of different forces that want to play an active role in the events. In the house of a former officer in the Iraqi army, dozens of former Iraqi soldiers held a meeting with tribal leaders that lasted more than five hours.
The informed source from Anbar said, “The former officers offered their services to the tribes to provide support and assistance to the administration of the Sunni army movement.”
The source, who requested anonymity, said that "the parties had agreed on everything, but a dispute broke out between them when the officers asked the tribes not to proclaim the formation of a province for the Sunnis in return for the provision of military assistance.”
In the city of Kirkuk, things look more mature according to Mithaq al-Obeidi, a spokesman for the demonstrators there. Obeidi said there have been remarkable developments in the Sunni efforts to form an army of their own.
Obeidi said in an interview with Al-Monitor that “a tribal council was formed from all the Arab tribes in Kirkuk after a three-day meeting that was concluded with the announcement of an armed force including tribal members.”
Obeidi asserted that “the armed force is carrying out military exercises in a camp where these armed groups are stationed.” However, Obeidi refused “to identify the location of the camp for security reasons, yet noted it was in the vicinity of Hawija.”
Obeidi added that “the tribal sheikhs and clerics are handling the training and supervision operations for military forces, which have received a huge influx of weapons.”
According to Obeidi, the new military formation does not include factions that were fighting during the US presence in the country.
The spokesperson on behalf of the protesters in Kirkuk estimates that “there are around 50,000 tribe members in these complexes.” Meanwhile, he outright denies “the new army’s incorporation with the Naqshbandi Army, the Islamist army or the 1920 Revolution Brigades.”
The new military formation started its activities only recently. According to Obeidi, “This army’s units have tightened their grip completely on five large neighborhoods located in the different regions of Kirkuk city, north of Baghdad. They also toppled around 20 security locations recently and detained 10 soldiers from the Tigris Operations Command.”
Obeidi affirms that his forces “have currently reached and blocked the agricultural road connecting Hawija to the remaining regions in Kirkuk. Moreover, the leaders of those forces negotiated with the military checkpoint led by a Kurdish officer on that road.”
Regarding the operation that Obeidi was discussing, those forces have almost reached Hawija.
“The forces have come within a whisker of Hawija center,” he said.
Obeidi clarified, “The Sunni army is besieging the regime’s army present in the region from all sides, and it has sent out calls to its troops to leave their locations. We have written letters to the general in charge of Battalion 47 that is affiliated with the Ministry of Defense and the Tigris Operations Command to withdraw from Kirkuk. If the army does not withdraw, a decisive Hawija battle shall begin.”
On the other hand, a high-ranking officer told Al-Monitor about immediate orders that were given to special military forces to move from the southern districts to Baghdad in order to bridge the gap that the SWAT forces left after withdrawing from Baghdad and heading toward Anbar and Kirkuk.
Ali Abel Sadah is a Baghdad-based writer for both Iraqi and Arab media. He has been a managing editor for local newspapers, as well as a political and cultural reporter for over 10 years.