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    " The Dinar Daily " .......... Friday, 24 May 2013

    Shabandar: Maliki does not have a problem with al-Issawi and is ready to issue a special pardon him

    24-05-2013 | (صوت العراق) - 24-05-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
    بغداد: حمزة مصطفى Baghdad: Hamza Mustafa
    كشف مقرب من رئيس الوزراء العراقي نوري المالكي أنه «أبلغ وزير المالية المستقيل رافع العيساوي أن المالكي ليس لديه مشكلة شخصية معه وأن كل ما هو مطلوب منه إنهاء المشاكل التي تتعلق بالحق العام مع من قدموا شكاوى بحقه وكلهم من أبناء الفلوجة عن طريق الدية أو الفصل العشائري». Revealed close to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki that «informed the Minister of Finance resigned Rafie al-Issawi that al-Maliki does not have a personal problem with him and that all that is required to end the problems relating to the right year, with those who filed complaints against him and all of the sons of Fallujah by parental or chapter clan ». وقال عضو البرلمان العراقي عن ائتلاف دولة القانون عزة الشابندر الذي يوصف بأنه كبير المفاوضين في دولة القانون في تصريح لـ«الشرق الأوسط» إن «المالكي على استعداد كما أبلغني لإصدار عفو خاص عن العيساوي في حال أنهى المسائل المعلقة مع المشتكين». A member of the Iraqi parliament for a coalition of state law Izzat Shabandar which is described as the chief negotiator in the rule of law in a statement to Al-Sharq al-Awsat that Maliki ready and told me to issue a special amnesty for al-Issawi in the event ended the outstanding issues with complainants ». وردا على سؤال بشأن طبيعة العلاقة بين الحكومة من جهة والحراك الشعبي سواء في الأنبار أو المحافظات الغربية الأخرى المنتفضة منذ نحو خمسة شهور قال الشابندر إن «الساحة الآن في الأنبار وهي كبرى المحافظات المتظاهرة انقسمت إلى ثلاثة أقسام الأول واقعي ويريد الحل عبر الحوار مع تحصيل حقوق الناس بصورة طبيعية ودون تسييس أو ركوب موجة المظاهرات أو استخدامها من أجل مصالح حزبية أو فئوية أو طائفية ضيقة وهذا الطرف نتعامل معه بإيجابية» مشيرا إلى أن «أصوات هؤلاء التي كانت خافتة أو مسيطرا عليها بدأت ترتفع ويمكن القول: إنها باتت الآن هي الأرجح بعد أن اتضحت النوايا بشكل لا لبس فيه». In response to a question about the nature of the relationship between the government on one hand and popular movement both in Anbar or the western provinces other Almentvdh for nearly five months Shabandar said that «the arena now in Anbar, a major provincial protester was divided into three sections, the first realistic and wants a solution through dialogue with the collection of the rights of people naturally and without politicization or riding a wave of demonstrations or used for partisan interests or factional or sectarian narrow and this party deal with it positively »noting that« the votes of those that were dimmed or controlled it started going up and we can say: they are now are probably having demonstrated intentions unequivocally. وأضاف الشابندر أن «الطرف الثاني هم ممن يمكن أن نطلق عليهم بأنهم أضاعوا المشيتين.. Shabandar added that «the other side are those who can call them they wasted Almchetin the .. فهم ليسوا مع المعتدلين لأن الاعتدال بات يتطلب شجاعة عالية تتحدى المجرمين والقتلة ولا يريدون أن يكونوا معهم بالكامل لأنهم أسرى هؤلاء وبالتالي فإنهم قدم هنا وقدم هناك وهو أمر صعب ولا يمكننا التعامل معه وأشير بهذا الصدد إلى أحمد العلواني وبعض ممن هم على شاكلته». They are not with the moderates because moderation Pat requires courage high challenge criminals and murderers do not want to be with them fully because they are prisoners of these and therefore they made here and made there which is difficult and we can not deal with it and refer in this regard to Ahmad al-Alwani and some who are like him ». وأكد الشابندر أن «هناك طرفا ثالثا وهم القتلة والمجرمون من النقشبندية والبعثيين والنصرة وهؤلاء ليس هناك تفاهم معهم أبدا» مؤكدا أن «ما بيننا وبينهم هو السلاح فقط والمعركة قادمة وقريبة وما على الطرفين الأول والثاني إلا النأي عن هذا الفصيل الذي يريد جر العراق إلى صراع طائفي وإلى ما تعيشه المنطقة من اضطرابات». The Shabandar that «there is a third party and are murderers and criminals of the Naqshbandi and the Baathists and the victory, and they do not there is an understanding with them, never» adding that «between us and them is the weapon only and the battle to come and close to what the parties first and second only to distance from this faction that wants to drag Iraq into sectarian conflict and to what experienced by the region of disorders.
    وردا على سؤال بشأن عدم التعاطي الإيجابي من قبل الحكومة مع مواقف العلامة الشيخ عبد الملك السعدي لا سيما لجهة تحريمه إقامة الأقاليم وفتاوى أخرى بهدف درء الفتنة الطائفية قال الشابندر «أنا أؤيد ذلك تماما وأعيب على الجانب الرسمي عدم التفاعل الإيجابي مع مثل هذه المبادرات بصرف النظر عن وجود ملاحظات لنا على بعض مواقفه وتصريحاته ولكن هذه تدخل في باب التفاصيل التي لا يجب الوقوف عندها طالما أن الثوابت الوطنية واحدة وهي مواقف أصيلة ومخلصة وتستحق الاحترام». In response to a question about the lack of engagement of affirmative by the government with the positions of scholar Sheikh Abdul-Malik al-Saadi, especially in terms of prohibited the establishment of regions and fatwas other in order to prevent sectarian strife Shabandar said «I support it completely and irreproachable on the formal aspect lack of positive interaction with such initiatives apart from The presence of our observations on some of his positions and statements, but this intervention in the door of the details that must not stand then as long as the national constants and one which is authentic and sincere attitudes and deserve respect.

    من جانبه أكد الشيخ غسان العيثاوي عضو لجان التنسيق الشعبية لاعتصام الأنبار في تصريح لـ«الشرق الأوسط» أن «هناك دعوات واتجاهات مختلفة وهو أمر طبيعي في تجمع جماهيري من هذا النوع ولكننا في الغالب ندعو إلى حل هذه المسألة حلا سلميا يؤمن الحقوق المشروعة للمتظاهرين ويجنب العراق ويلات المواجهة الطائفية». For his part, Sheikh Ghassan Ithawi a member of the coordinating committees popular sit-Anbar told «Middle East» that «there are calls and different directions, which is normal at a gathering mass of this kind, but we often call to resolve the issue peacefully secures the legitimate rights of the demonstrators and sparing Iraq the scourge of sectarian confrontation. وأضاف العيثاوي أن «أبناء الأنبار سواء كانوا من أهل الاعتصام أو من رجال الصحوات وأبناء العراق متفقون على عدم المواجهة بصرف النظر عن كل الأصوات التي تدعو إلى خيارات مثل المواجهة أو الأقاليم» مشيرا إلى «أننا ملتزمون بفتوى الشيخ السعدي بعدم جواز إقامة الأقاليم الآن». He Ithawi that «the sons of Anbar, whether they are from the people sit or men Awakening and Sons of Iraq agree on non-confrontation Apart from all the voices calling for options like confrontation or regions» referring to «we are committed to the advisory opinion of Sheikh Saadi is not permissible to establish the regions now».
    وكان معتصمو الأنبار أعلنوا أمس الخميس أن اسم الجمعة اليوم هو «خيار من في الميدان خيارنا». Anbar The Matsamu was announced Thursday that the name of the day is Friday «option of ground our choice». وقال المتحدث باسم المكتب السياسي لساحة اعتصام الرمادي عبد الرزاق الشمري في تصريح صحافي إن ساحات الاعتصام الست المنتفضة اتفقت على إطلاق اسم «خيار من في الميدان خيارنا»، على صلاة الجمعة اليوم. A spokesman for the Political Bureau of the Square sit-gray Abdul Razzaq al-Shammari said in a statement that the Yards sit six Almentvdh agreed to release the name of «of choice in the field of our choice, the Friday prayers today. وأضاف الشمري أن «المعتصمين في جميع الساحات أعطوا للحكومة خيارين هما إما المواجهة المسلحة أو الإقليم»، مشددا أن على «الحكومة تحمل واستيعاب ما سيحدده المعتصمون يوم غد (اليوم) الجمعة». Shammari said that «the protesters in all the squares gave the government two options either armed confrontation or territory», stressing that «the government take and absorb what will be determined by sitters tomorrow (today) Friday. من جهته هاجم حزب البعث المنحل قادة دعاة الأقاليم الذين «كتبوا قانون تجريمه»، واتهمهم بـ«التظاهر» بالتدين والعمل على تنفيذ مشروع «أميركي - صهيوني - صفوي» في البلاد. For his part, attacked the Baath Party advocates the regions leaders who «have written law criminalized, and accused them of 'pretend' religiosity and work on the implementation of the project« American - Zionist - Safavi »On the country. وقال حزب البعث في بيان له أمس إن «الدعوة للأقاليم والترويج لها هي مشروع أميركي - صهيوني - صفوي لتقسيم العراق وهي ليست مجرد دعوة وإنما خطة متكاملة تبنتها الولايات المتحدة الأميركية والكيان الصهيوني وتشترك في تنفيذها كل القوى المعادية للعراق وللأمة العربية». He said the Baath Party said in a statement yesterday that «the call for the regions and promote them is a project of American - Zionist - Safavi to divide Iraq is not just an invitation but an integrated plan adopted by the United States of America and the Zionist entity is involved in the implementation of all the forces hostile to Iraq and the Arab nation». وأضاف الحزب أن «الدعوة ترمي أيضا إلى إعادة رسم خارطة الوطن العربي أي العمل على تقسيمه وتجزئته إلى كيانات ضعيفة هزيلة على أسس طائفية وعرقية وإثارة الصراع بينها لتدمير وتفتيت هذا الشعب ولكي تعطل إرادة الأمة وإخماد عوامل نهوضها ولكي تبقى ممزقة ومسلوبة الإرادة والكرامة ولإلغاء هويتها ودورها الحضاري الإنساني». The party that «the call also designed to redraw the map of the Arab world any work on the divided and fragmented entities weak lean on the basis of sectarian, ethnic and provoke conflict, including the destruction and fragmentation of this people, and in order to disrupt the will of the nation and the suppression factors advancement and to remain torn and stolen will and dignity and to cancel its identity and role of civilization humanitarian ».
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    Najafi: Meet the Kurdistan coalition united and aims to coordinate between them to determine general deterioration in the country's political
    24-05-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)

    The governor of Nineveh Liberation of Iraq, Thursday, that the meeting which brought together a coalition united with the Kurdish coalition aims to create coordination between the two parties, and their maturation participants to overcome the crisis experienced by the suffocating political and security situation in Iraq.
    Nujaifi said in a statement received "Alsumaria News" copy that "the objective of meeting the number of the leaders of the coalition are united and the Kurdish coalition is to find a joint coordination between them in the provinces of co-existence," adding that "the meeting is also aimed at fueling points of convergence Iraq between representatives of the regions Different country. "
    Najafi added that "the two sides agreed to work within the legal and constitutional contexts to stop the recent deterioration in the political situation in the country because of egregious abuses of the law by some Iraqi politicians."
    And that "a united coalition and the Kurdish coalition, stressed the need to involve some religious parties," Shiite "provided that believes in the principle of true partnership and coexistence between the various components of Iraq."
    The decision of the House of Representatives, Mohammed al-Khalidi said, earlier in the day on Wednesday (May 22, 2013), that a delegation from the list of united headed by Osama Najafi arrived in the Kurdistan region and will meet with the President of the region, Massoud Barzani and officials Kurds, including Barham Saleh and Rasool, to discuss the security crisis and the political with the country.
    It is noteworthy that the political process in Iraq is witnessing an unprecedented struggle between the legislative and executive branches represented Briisema the Nuri al-Maliki and Osama al-Nujaifi, at a time when a number of demonstrations provinces, each accompanied by acts of violence, in addition to the occurrence of explosions and a major security breaches in the majority of Iraqi provinces.

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    Iraqi political forces is considering a new initiative for wise to bring the views
    24-05-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Baghdad: Al-Sharq Al-Awsat
    Considered the citizen block of the Islamic Supreme Council, led by Ammar al-Hakim that «a response blocks, parties and political forces for the new initiative launched by Mr. Hakim on the anniversary of the birth of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib was more than wonderful, which can be established to إنضاجها». A member of the Iraqi parliament for the Islamic Supreme Council Furat al-Shara told «Middle East» yesterday, said that «there are a lot of initiatives had been put forward by both Mr. Hakim or other and therefore it is not the first and will not be the last, possibly to be access to real results enable everyone to pass the current plight everyone is beginning to realize how serious the future of Iraq. He said al-Shara that «The advantage of this initiative is that it comes at a time when essential and decisive, and by a party acceptable to all and therefore carries with it the elements of success, which we will work with him in the coming days through bilateral meetings, triple and quadruple for the purpose of determining the formula that will shape the meeting to the signing of the Charter Honor ».
    Shara pointed out that «all the political blocs approval and even told us her enthusiasm for the success of this initiative and put into practice», adding that «the current situation in Iraq needs to be an in-depth and meaningful dialogues provided that they are transparent and clear. In response to a question about the nature of the performance of the security forces, where continue bombings, which leads to more shipping even under the initiatives of goodwill Shara said «Yes, this issue is extremely important and seems to be changes made by the now commander in chief of the armed forces is necessary but not sufficient, where required to hold negligent strongly because we believe that the initiative is still, however, the terrorists who can hit at any time they want and that this would make it more difficult situation even in the presence of national initiatives.
    Ammar al-Hakim was last Wednesday called on all political parties, Shiite الوقفين and the Sunni and the Kurdistan region and all the political forces to meet in his office in Baghdad to put an end to terrorism and unify the visions. Hakim said in a speech during a ceremony held in his office on the occasion of the birth of Imam Ali «The meeting, which will be held will show that no matter how great our differences, everyone bends before the blood of the people as we do send a message to the terrorists and those who funded that you will never attain unity and Snusbandkm until the end». The «we will turn this statement to national honor and national charter against terrorism and sectarianism against surviving on the bloodshed.
    For its part, announced that the Kurdistan Alliance bloc in the Iraqi Parliament welcomes this initiative. The spokesman said mass pro-Tayeb told «Middle East» that «the Kurdistan Alliance bloc supports this initiative and any initiative aimed at national reunion and to spare the country the scourge of war and sectarian crises. Taib added that «dialogue is important in order to overcome the problems and crises that have beset the country provided there is a clear program in order to come up with positive results so as not to be repeated without the benefit of initiatives and thus lose their importance. Tayeb stressed that «the Kurdistan Alliance bloc interact with this initiative and we are ready to contribute to the development of any position can help in the development of this initiative and end the crisis.
    In the same context, stressed the head of the Fatwa Sunnis and the community in Iraq, Sheikh Mehdi al-Sumaidaie «This initiative comes at the right time, even though we are suffering a lack of clarity in the political vision of what is happening, as well as from a deep crisis of confidence between the political leaders. Sumaidaie said in a statement «Middle East» that «such meetings and dialogues are required automatically but she is today urgently needed», pointing out that «this initiative comes at a time when we decided where we are in the Fatwa Sunnis and the community and in agreement with the clerics in Najaf and Secretary In group League of the Righteous Qais al-Khazali to assess the festival on Saturday at our mosque or drums call the Sunni clerics and Sunni tribal leaders and announce a code of conduct prepared him 12 points will be signed by the Sunni scholars and elders of their families and claim through the present Charter to hold a hearing urgency of the Shiites, Sunnis and all spectra of the Iraqi people for the dissemination of this Charter is stressing that «Hakim support this initiative to go without the prior coordination with us.

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    *** WHAT IS THE HAKIM INITIATIVE ? ***


    Hakeem affirms to US official the importance of dialogue in solving political crisis
    23/05/2013 22:43:00

    Baghdad (NINA) – Leader of the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council (SIIC), Ammar al-Hakeem, stressed the importance of dialogue to solve political crisis.

    This came during Hakeem's meeting on Thursday, May 23, with US Embassy Chargé d'Affaires in Baghdad, Doc Solomon.

    A statement issued by SIIC Media Bureau, said that in the meeting, Solomon praised Hakeem's initiative and his call for politicians to a meeting that would assure the citizens and be a Honor Pact against terrorism and sectarianism.

    http://www.ninanews.com/english/News...ar95_VQ=GIDEDG


    AND


    Hakim, US embassy charge d'affaires discuss resolving Iraq's political crisis

    Thursday, 23 May 2013 21:40

    Baghdad (AIN) -Head of the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council, Ammar al-Hakim, stressed during welcoming the US embassy charge d'affaires, Duc Solomon, Iraq's need for dialogue to resolve its political crisis.

    The media office of the SIIC cited on Thursday "Hakim received the US embassy charge d'affaires, in Baghdad," noting "The SIIC's head confirmed that the dialogue is the key for settling all the political problems."

    "Solomon praised, during the meeting, Hakim's initiative related to his calling for the politicians to meet to reassure the Iraqi people and adopt the meeting as a charter of honor against the terrorism and sectarianism," the statement added.

    The head of the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council, Hakim, called on last Wednesday all the political sides and the Sunni and Shiite Endowments along with Kurdistan Region to hold an inclusive meeting at his office to put an end to the terrorism and unify the visions.

    http://www.alliraqnews.com/en/index....tical&Itemid=2

    AND


    Hakim called all the political sides and the Sunni and Shiite Endowments along with Kurdistan Region to hold symbolic meeting to reassure the Iraqi people.

    In his speech during a ceremony held at his office on occasion of Imam Ali's birthday (peace be upon him), Hakim said "We would explain to the people through this meeting that no matter our disputes, but all will prefer to bow to the people's bloods, thus we will extend a message to the terrorists and those who support them that they would not hit our unity and we will confront them until the end."

    He added "Let us turn this national statement into charter honor against the terrorism and sectarianism and whoever survives on the bloodshed,"

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    *** SOME OTHER ERBIL AGREEMENT ***



    Tensions Rise Between Iraqi,
    Syrian-Kurdish Parties

    By: Bassem Francis Translated from Al-Hayat (Pan Arab).

    Iraqi Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani launched a violent attack against the Kurdish-Syrian Democratic Union Party, following accusations that it had arrested 74 armed men while they were crossing the border of the region to the Syrian side.


    Summary :
    Following the arrest of Kurds “illegally” crossing the border into Syria, tensions between Syrian Kurds and the government in Erbil have grown.
    Publisher: Al-Hayat (Pan Arab)
    Original Title:
    Barzani Attacks the Democratic Union in Syria for Their Arrest of 74 Militants Who Crossed the Border in an 'Illegal' Way
    Author: Bassem Francis
    First Published: May 22, 2013
    Posted on: May 23 2013
    Translated by: Pascale Menassa and Sami-Joe Abboud

    Categories : Iraq Syria


    Meanwhile, security sources responsible for the arrests said that the armed men had received military training and crossed the border “illegally.” Yet, they were later released to avoid “strife.”

    The Syrian-Kurdish forces had failed during intensive meetings held in Erbil last April following a call from Barzani to reach consensus to draft an accord and set a common mechanism to govern the Kurdish regions that are outside of the Syrian regime’s control. The Progressive Democratic Party, led by Abdul Hamid Darwish, boycotted the meeting, while five members from the pro-Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) People’s Council of western Kurdistan excused themselves from attending. They constitute half of the number of members of the Kurdish Supreme Committee, which includes five other members from the pro-Barzani Kurdish National Council.

    The region’s presidency declared in a report yesterday [May 21] that “Barzani maintains equal distance from all parties. However, it seems that a certain party (the Democratic Union Party) is trying, day after day, through suspicious deals, to arm its members and stray from the Erbil agreement. Moreover, that same party is marginalizing the other parties and has even reached the point of killing, arresting and kidnapping others and underestimating their views.

    “No party has the right to monopolize the decision before conducting free elections. The Kurdish Supreme Committee is the sole representative of the people, and we will not let our support be exploited and used as a bridge to strengthen one party at the expense of the other.”

    Barzani warned that “he would be forced to reconsider his previous positions and take the appropriate decision, if the Erbil agreement was not fully implemented.”

    Reports had indicated that armed forces affiliated with the Democratic Union Party — the Syrian wing of the PKK — arrested on Monday evening [May 20] 74 armed followers of the Syrian-Kurdish Democratic Party that is close to Barzani after they entered the Kurdish areas of Syria, coming from the Kurdistan region. It was later announced that the Habur border crossing was closed.

    “The general administration of the security forces in western Kurdistan,” on the Syrian side, said in a statement on May 21: “After we carried out investigations based on the applicable laws we have come to conclude that the members of these groups have received military training, crossed the border illegally and entered western Kurdistan without the Supreme Kurdish Authority’s permission and without the knowledge of the specialized military body.”

    It indicated that “during this sensitive stage, in order to prevent any sedition that some quarters are seeking to spark and to promote national unity, we have released all those arrested after carrying out the necessary investigations.” The statement concluded that “the security forces will remain at the service of citizens and will keep working to maintain security in the region without allowing any party whatsoever to form armed groups in western Kurdistan unless they refer to the Supreme Kurdish Authority, the legitimate representative of the Kurdish people.”

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    Kurdistan: One Ambition, Many Confused Messages
    by RUDAW 3 hours ago




    Kurdistan: One Ambition, Many Confused Messages
    By Yerevan Saeed

    Is it not time for Iraqi leaders to be honest with themselves, and to recognize after nearly a century-long history of violence that Iraq’s Kurds, Shiites and Sunnis do not want to live shoulder-to-shoulder inside an artificial state?

    This was my question at an event last month at the Harvard Kennedy School, where three Iraqi officials were the invited speakers. They were Samir al-Sumaidaie, former Iraqi ambassador to the United States; Hanan al-Fatlwai, a current member of parliament; and Latif Rashid, former minister of water and senior advisor of the Iraqi president.

    It was Rashid who took my question. He called it “emotional”.

    He assumed to speak on behalf of the Kurds and said that they do not want independence. He said it was unrealistic, that Kurdistan is landlocked; that you do not hear people or leaders talking about independence except occasionally here and there.

    To me, this answer exposed two things: First, it demonstrated that Mr. Rashid had a poor understanding of Kurdish history and world geography, even unaware that there are at least 40 landlocked countries in the world. More notably, his words exposed the poor diplomatic skills of Kurdish politicians. Most importantly, it exposed that we are devoid of a coherent Kurdish voice and discourse about our own issues, therefore harming our own image to the outside world.

    Disunity and incoherence in delivering our message has paralyzed the advancement of Kurdistan’s independence. It has confused foreign governments, hampering clear strategies toward Kurdish issues.

    Inside the Kurdistan Regional Government, important institutions such as the Kurdistan National Security Council (KNSC) and the department of foreign relations, must work on a Kurdish Grand Strategy, addressing key issues related to the current and future of Kurdistan.

    The strategy should prepare for the events expected to unfold in Iraq and the region. It should require Kurdish leaders and officials to have a unified discourse. Before speaking to foreign governments or at events such as at the Harvard Kennedy School -- where usually influential foreign officials with decision-making capacities attend – their speeches must be cleared through the foreign relations department or the KNSC.

    Kurdistan is at an important juncture, where it cannot afford poor responses by undiplomatic and unknowledgeable officials. Bad representation and wrong decisions now will return things back to the beginning of the twentieth century!

    Yerevan Saeed is a graduate from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University

    http://rudaw.net/english/opinion/24052013

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    Iraqi Sunni Leaders Expected to Meet with Kurdish President in Erbil Next Week
    by RUDAW 1 hour ago




    Iraqi Sunni Leaders Expected to Meet with Kurdish President in Erbil Next Week
    By Aso Fishagi

    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Iraq’s prominent Sunni political and tribal leaders, as well as Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani, will meet in Erbil on Sunday to discuss a united front for negotiations with the Shiite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, an official said.

    Qasim Karbuli, member of a Sunni committee that has been behind months of anti-government protests in Iraq’s Sunni regions, said that the aim of the conference was to unite the different Sunni voices.

    “The representatives of Abdul-Malak Sadi, a prominent Sunni religious figure, Ahmad Abu-Risha, former leader of the Sahwa group, Ali Hatam, leader of the Dilemi tribe, Ahmad Alwani, an MP in the Iraqi parliament and Rafi Al-Isawi, Iraq’s former finance minister, are among the most recognized Sunni figures who will attend the conference,” Karbuli said.

    An anonymous source from the autonomous Kurdistan Region’s presidential office confirmed to Rudaw that the conference would be held in Erbil, but did not mention a date.

    “In my opinion, the purpose of the conference is to send a message to the Shiites that the Kurds and the Sunnis are willing to set aside their differences and unite their efforts under a Sunni coalition,” the source said.

    Iraq’s minority Sunnis and Kurds have been pushed closer together because of their serious opposition to Maliki’s government. The premier is locked in serious rows with the Kurds over territory, the budget and energy resources, and has angered the Sunnis who accuse him of discriminating against them and neglecting their regions.

    A deadly government crackdown last month against protesters added fuel to the Sunni fire, even prompting calls for a separate Sunni region, like the Kurdish enclave in the north.

    But some Sunni protest leaders said they are against negotiations -- or the conference.

    “We oppose attempts to divide Iraq as well as the creation of a Sunni region,” said Ghazi Faisal, the spokesperson for the Sunni demonstrators. “We also don’t support a conference that encourages sectarianism,” he said.

    Faisal said his group was not invited to the conference, and would not attend even if it had been.

    “Those, who want to launch negotiations with Maliki will someday realize that Maliki’s only goal is to oppress the Sunnis rather than implementing their demands,” he said.

    “We can only reach our goals through armed struggle,” he said, adding that protesters and Sunni Naqshbandi militants would continue to fight Maliki’s government. “Our goal is to bring unity to Iraq by overthrowing Maliki,” he vowed.

    http://rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/24052013

  8. #8
    MP : Nujaifi visit to Barzani with Boards heads of / 3 / provinces contradict the neutrality.
    24/05/2013 13:57:00

    Baghdad/ NINA /-- MP , Aliya Nsayif for Iraqiya Hurra Slate ,said : " Parliament Speaker Osama Nujaifi talks with Head of Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani accompanied by chairmen of Diyala, Anbar and Salahuddin, heads of provincial councils, is a violation of legal and constitutional which contrasts with the impartiality that must be characterized by the Speaker of Parliament. She said .

    In a statement by her office ,she added : "The visit to Kurdistan to meet Barzani did not come haphazardly noting that citizens are aware that discussion for forming region of Sunni Triangle was the center of the talks and listen to the views of Kurdistan region in this regard.

    http://www.ninanews.com/english/News...ar95_VQ=GIDEHK

  9. #9
    Thousands of people flocked to Anbar sit-ins squares.
    24/05/2013 13:58:00

    Ramadi / NINA /-- Tens of Thousands of people from different cities of Anbar as well as from Bagdad flocked to the sit-ins squares in Ramadi and Fallujah and hel a unified Fri-prayers.

    Sheikh Mohammed Fayyad, one of the organizers of Anbar sit-ins ,said to NINA reporter : "The citizens participated in the prayers which held in the courtyard of Ramadi sit-in yard northern the city and the other which held eastern city of Fallujah, pointing out that the primordial goal is to inform the government that our demonstrations are peaceful and backed by the citizens deep conviction.

    "The source added that the central government is working to provoke the demonstrators by nonsense statements".

    http://www.ninanews.com/english/News...ar95_VQ=GIDEIF

  10. #10
    IS MP calls Maliki to reveal involved officials in terrorist actions
    Friday, 24 May 2013 11:44

    Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Suhad al-Obaidi, of the Iraqiya Slate called the Premier, Nouri al-Maliki, to reveal the involved officials in the terrorist actions.

    Speaking to All Iraq News Agency (AIN), she said "The powerful officials are not serious in eliminating the terrorism."

    "Some politicians are leading terrorist groups and do bombings to create sectarianism and get more votes in the elections," noting that "It is difficult to eliminate terrorism in Iraq because the terrorists are protected by the government."

    She called "Maliki to reveal the involved officials in the terrorist attacks," assuring that "Maliki holds the biggest responsibility for protecting the citizens and being silent about those officials means that he is their partner."

    http://www.alliraqnews.com/en/index....tical&Itemid=2

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