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    " The Dinar Daily " .......... Tuesday, 27 May 2013

    Parliamentary Integrity: 4 of senior officials of the Central are still in prison since 6 months without legal basis

    28-05-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Baghdad / Iyad al-Tamimi
    Said deputies and members of the Finance Committee in Parliament that the survival of four senior officials at the central bank in detention since 6 months, contrary to the law, stressing that the reports of the bank during the reign of the province of the former Shabibi confirmed the safety of his administration but was to target the politician, while stressing former central bank governor Sinan Shabibi the integrity and efficiency of the detained staff.
    He said former Central Bank Governor Sinan al-Shabibi told the "long" the integrity and efficiency of the staff of the four detainees, said that they have a long service in their work more than thirty years of surprising method of treatment to which they were subjected.
    The MP said the Liberal bloc Jawad Alshahyla member of the Integrity Committee in parliament, told the "long", "The four senior officials of the central bank and they are all good-Haidari, a member of the Board of Directors and advisor to the bank, and Fouzia Kadhim assist the Director General of the Department of money laundering, and Haifa Peter Director in accounts at the central bank, and Hazem star Ani general manager banking and credit, there was no right of arrest orders, but orders were to bring do not call for the arrest.
    He Alshahyla that "the Governor of the Bank Previous Shabibi and his crew are being targeted politically, adding that" until now proved reports the absence of any wastage of public money, and the mechanisms that are followed by the central bank was sound ", citing that after changing Bank Governor Sinan al-Shabibi and his crew began the dinar exchange rate against the dollar to decline and became worse than before, pointing out that the current management of the bank was unable to control the smuggling of currency, stressing that the crisis, the Central Bank during their portfolios Shabibi fabricated because he refused to constant interference head of government in the work of the Bank and the defense of its independence.
    The Alshahyla said that "the Integrity Commission and accurately monitor the work of the current central bank governor Abdul Basit Turki, and our reports confirm the decline of monetary policy, and that there are real mischief within the central bank has not been held accountable."
    Regarding the fate of detained staff, four said Alshahyla "there is no charge real against them despite the fact that Fouzia Kadhim is helping the Department of money laundering has been invoked, why does not evoke the head of the department? But he was promoted and appointed own name after what was by proxy, and predicted Alshahyla be fabrication concern for employees held in "the coming period identified with the charge of wasting public money."
    In turn, was amazed by the committee formed to follow up the file, the central bank, MP Magda Tamimi delay resolving the issue of the staff of the Central Bank, despite the passage of more than 6 months to bring the defendants to the case, and indicated that the period spent in prison despite the lack of legality enough to prove their involvement first. "And suggested The judicial authority will be behind the delay exercised this file بضغوطات the government, asserting the existence of an ongoing corruption within the central bank at the present time, surprising a blind eye to the current administration of the bank in the light of the deterioration of the dinar against the dollar.
    She Tamimi in connection with the "long" yesterday, said that "the Finance Committee representative, had previously formed a committee before sacking Shabibi months later, to follow the monetary policy of the country included both Abdul Hussein al-Yasiri MP for the rule of law and my membership, but we were surprised to isolate Shabibi and staff without reference to our committee was formation of a committee without our knowledge and condemned the figures we did not publish it not from afar or from a nearby ". They expected Tamimi to continue deteriorating dollar exchange rate to the lack of cooperation between the economic and financial institutions, and the lack of control of the ministries imported, such as health and trade, indicating that the smuggling of dollars underway by traders against documents and papers forged, goods and fake, pointing out that "chaos now in Central Bank unintended by influential politicians within the government "
    And saw a member of the legal committee parliamentary deputy nice Mustafa said detention of the central bank if it was not based on court orders it a "crime," said the "long" It is the right of detainees to file a complaint on those who carried out this work because Iraqi law imposes on the parties investigative bring the accused to justice after 40 hours of detention.

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    Efforts to revive the Saadi Initiative after positive signals from the government to start serious negotiations
    28-05-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Baghdad: Hamza Mustafa
    According to information obtained private Al-Sharq al-Awsat from a source familiar with that «there are efforts being made to re-work initiative that was launched recently a prominent Sunni cleric Sheikh Abdul-Malik al-Saadi called the initiative (goodwill).
    He informed source, who asked not to be named, said that «for a preliminary took place between intermediaries neutral and a leading prominent in the State of Law coalition led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to feelers the government as if it is serious in dealing with the issue of the demonstrations, and whether if it was formed A delegation from the sit-yards for the start of serious negotiations between the parties ». According to the source, the «senior leader told them the government's readiness and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki personally to deal positively with the demonstrators, and was ready to end the outstanding issues», stressing at the same time that «the leader of the (state law) revealed that there is a contradiction within the (state law) between those who can be considered a hawk militants in the issue of dealing with the demonstrations to some extent support the idea of ​​ending military, and those who could be considered a dove supporters for any peaceful solution », pointing out that« Maliki known بعناده and تشدده, tends to a peaceful solution for the demonstrations, and that perhaps not for the hard-liners in his coalition, ever faster steps toward a peaceful solution. The source explained that «there is the desire of the government to re-Saadi put his initiative because the government did not ignore originally announced welcomed them, but they were waiting to identify the mechanisms for negotiating Square sit-in that you can not form a delegation», adding that «step government this is not a requirement in advance as it is an expression of a special appreciation for Saadi, especially after the recent statements and fatwas which is the sanctity of the territories now claim, and refused to enter masked Yards sit-in, refusing to deal with politicians.
    In the same context, and based on informed source, «there is now serious attempts to persuade Sheikh al-Saadi, who is currently in Turkey for medical treatment to revive the initiative and agreed to be talks under the supervision and in the presence of a delegation from the United Nations». The source added that «there is a movement now off to nominate all of the Yards Square sit-in names the protester of three provinces are raising them to Saadi for the formation of the negotiating team, including».
    At a time where there is a contradiction within the Intergovernmental Panel Ocean Maliki, according to uncover informed source, the - According to the source, too - «there is a contradiction within the yard sit between militants and others tend to be flexible, especially when put Saadi initiative first started but did not declare some of the parties, especially defending all regions, or the option of confrontation (which was rejected by Saadi and opined haraam) refusal publicly, they tried to issue a statement against the initiative under the pretext of saying that the government will not accept them or deliberately to procrastination, it not afraid to show the conflict hidden inside the arena to the public, which is not favored some neutral parties that tend to remain peaceful and mobility leads results that preserve the rights of the western provinces.
    On the other hand, the political body of the threatened uprising Alcabanih b 'crush' spokesman 'united' Dhafer al-Ani. The head of the political uprising, Abu فقار Shammari said in a statement yesterday, said that «not for the respect of the law and the Constitution to Shakna Ani and his ilk of sectarians», advising Ani b «learn and understand the articles of the Constitution and monitor what is going on in the streets of Amaltkm before you speak as you do not have power by» . Addressing the head of the political body of the uprising Dhafer al-Ani: «Are we to overcome the component mostly in Iraq and called him verbally (...)», and continued: «What are the peaceful sit-ins and how Slmatha are massacring innocent soldiers? And Mbaiatkm (base) of the pads prostitution and labor? Pain threaten your party Allaasalama on the closure of the offices of the intifada in Anbar. The list of «united» led by Osama Najafi received last Sunday to demand that the mass uprising broke up sit-ins militarily and warning of impatience «grassroots», promised «violation» of the Constitution, and accused the Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki «the use of militias to abort» sit-ins, peaceful, confirmed that the use of them shows how 'fragile' power in Iraq.


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    Janabi: Hide files of corruption by al-Maliki and al-Issawi is a crime against the citizen
    27-05-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Baghdadi News

    A member of the Iraqi List MP Janabi appearance, on Monday, to hide the files of corruption by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and outgoing Finance Minister Rafie al-Issawi crime against the Iraqi citizens, their demands to send these files to the Integrity Commission and the Iraqi judiciary for investigation.

    He said al-Janabi told (Baghdadi News), said that "corruption files, which, however, al-Maliki and al-Issawi should not use for bargaining and waving them in times of crisis, but they exposed to the Iraqi public and submitted to spend to hold the perpetrators," stressing that "hide files by al-Maliki and al-Issawi a crime against the Iraqi citizen and held accountable by law they can not dispose of them as they want. "

    Janabi said that "political parties show the files of corruption against others when there is a political dispute among themselves," he said, calling the political parties in its possession corrupted files work on the Integrity Commission and the judiciary in order to take the legal course properly in order to preserve the property of the people. "

    He added that "corruption files for should not deal with them in a manner of threats and accusations of others, it is not permissible, and contrary to the law," noting that "it is not the right of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki or Rafie al-Issawi, or any political party dealing with the corruption files in this way rejected because it lost the rights of the people."

    He said al-Janabi said "waste of money and reached billions of dollars annually after the public budget allocations, and the situation in Iraq deteriorated even further after losing confidence citizen politicians which Acherth the rate of participation Almnkhvzh the provincial elections, which did not exceed 50%."

    The news has indicated that al-Maliki dropped from conducting any investigation into the corruption files that exist with the government against outgoing Finance Minister Rafie al-Issawi. "

    The al-Issawi threatened to reveal the corrupted files and that he would take them However, reference Najaf, on issues he says are linked to financial transactions of the son of al-Maliki and a number of his close associates.


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    Maliki Prioritizes Health Care

    By: Omar al-Shaher for Al-Monitor Iraq Pulse Posted on May 27.

    Last week, despite the major political crises that have been ongoing for several months now due to protests against his policies by his opponents, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki seemed to show interest in the issue of health care services in the country, stressing the importance of advancing these services.

    Summary :
    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki gives priority to the construction of 10 new hospitals as part of efforts to develop and improve the Iraqi health-care sector.
    Original Title:
    Maliki Gives a One Year Time-Limit to Officials in Charge of the Construction of 10 Hospitals in Iraq
    Author: Omar al-Shaher
    Translated by: Al-Monitor

    Categories : Originals Iraq

    Over the past week, Maliki stressed twice the need to expedite the completion of the construction of 10 hospitals in various Iraqi provinces, each including 400 beds. Even though construction was supposed to be completed by the end of the year, a number of these projects have been delayed.

    According to a governmental statement received by Al-Monitor, in a meeting held at the end of last week with a number of senior officials from the Ministry of Health at Maliki’s office, the latter gave them a one-year time limit to complete the construction of these 10 hospitals, asserting that he will hold all defaulting parties accountable.

    It is worth mentioning that Iraq allocates an estimated $5 billion annually to cover the needs of the health care sector, the infrastructure of which is obsolete.

    In this respect, the chairman of the Health Committee in the Iraqi Parliament, Liqaa al-Yassin, indicated to Al-Monitor that the state allocates around 5% of its budget to the health care sector, adding that the Ministry of Health only spends around 55% of its share in Iraq's budget.

    Yassin clarified that the current Iraqi infrastructure in public and private hospitals is unable to provide special health care services, indicating the need to encourage foreign and local investors to enter the health care sector and build private hospitals fulfilling the growing needs.

    According to Maliki, “There is an urgent need to develop health care services and overcome the obstacles hindering the completion of some health care projects, in particular projects for the construction of large hospitals, which were supposed to be completed and ready by now, to provide services to citizens.”

    Maliki confirmed to the Ministry of Health officials that “if the deadline for completing these projects had been respected, then these services would have witnessed a quantum leap, helping to address the shortages from which we currently suffer. Iraqi citizens have been forced to travel to receive treatment.” Maliki requested that Ministry of Health officials “submit a full statement on the obstacles they face in their work.” Moreover, the prime minister issued instructions for the formation of a special committee to follow up on the completion of hospitals on the specified time limits not exceeding one year for many of them.

    It is worth mentioning that Iraqi health institutions offer through their primary care centers and secondary hospitals therapeutic services for citizens almost free of charge.

    During a Council of Ministers meeting on May 22 held in the middle of last week and broadcasted by a quasi-governmental channel in Iraq, Maliki said that “if large hospitals had been completed according to plan in Iraq, we would not have needed to construct new ones or send our patients abroad.” Maliki added, “I am personally interested in this subject and will follow up with the Ministry of Health in order to remedy any shortcomings in this respect.”

    Maliki, talking about his country’s next five-year development plan, said that the previous five-year plan realized a number of achievements, including the reduction of the unemployment rate from 15% in 2008 to 11% in 2011, and the reduction of the poverty rate from 23% in 2007 to 18% in 2012. He elaborated that “these achievements reflected on life expectancy in Iraq, which increased from 58 years in 2007 to around 69 years in 2011,” noting that life expectancy can only be calculated in countries that provide medical treatment and other services.

    Omar al-Shaher is a contributor to Al-Monitor’s Iraq Pulse. His writing has appeared in a wide range of publications including France’s LeMonde, the Iraqi Alesbuyia magazine, Egypt’s Al-Ahaly and the Elaph website. He previously worked for Al-Mada covering political and security affairs and as a correspondent for the Kuwaiti Awan newspaper in Baghdad.


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    MP: External support for terrorism is behind deterioration of security
    28/05/2013 08:45:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the National Alliance, Karim Alewi attributed deteriorating security situation to the open support by foreign agendas to the terrorism in order to disrupt Iraq and divide it through the terrorist operations.

    He said in a statement today 28, May that "foreign agendas and hostile countries to Iraq trying to foil all the initiatives and consensus among politicians to find national solutions to the crisis."

    He added that "The external support for al-Qaeda and Baath Party to carry out terrorist operations aims to target innocent to strife sectarian fight between people and go to form provinces that Israel seek to weaken Iraq."

    It is mentioned that Baghdad had witnessed yesterday a wave of bombings by car bombs and improvised explosive devices led to the killing and wounding dozens.



    IA MP: Regional countries behind increase of bombings in Iraq
    Tuesday, 28 May 2013 08:24

    Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Mahdi Haji, of the Kurdistani Alliance accused some neighboring and regional countries of being behind the increase of the bombings in Iraq.

    Speaking to All Iraq News Agency (AIN), he said "The increase of the bombings in Iraq that kills dozens of the innocents is an attempt to destroy Iraq where there are some regional and neighboring countries behind these bombings."



    Foreign agendas foil political deals to settle crisis, says MP
    Tuesday, 28 May 2013 08:58

    Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Qais al-Shathar, of the Iraqiya Slate stated "The foreign agendas are more dominant that the national sides," noting that "These agendas foil the national attempts to settle the crisis in Iraq."

    He stated to All Iraq News Agency (AIN) on Tuesday "The crises in Iraq cannot be settled even by the political deals of the political sides due to the interferences of the foreign agendas that are more dominant."

    "We hope the politicians be aware of the national interest and provide the services to the citizens in addition to support the political process and not to respond to the foreign pressures," he concluded.

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    Ahmet Turk: It is Time for World to See That Kurds Are Not an Obstacle to Peace

    WASHINGTON DC – The United States now understands that a democratic Middle East is not possible without the Kurds, according to the co-founder of Turkey’s Peace and Democracy Party (BDP). Ahmet Turk, whose Kurdish party played a key role in a historic peace process between Ankara and the separatist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), said that he had asked the Americans to observe the peace process in Turkey and play an active and encouraging role. Rudaw spoke to Turk during his visit to Washington last week, when he met with State Department and White House officials. Here is his full interview:

    Rudaw: What does the US government think of the peace process in Turkey with the PKK?

    Ahmet Turk: The notion that no true democracy can be realized in the Middle East without the Kurds has gotten stronger. During meetings in the United States I have observed that many agree that the Kurds are now actors in the region, and that without their active involvement no problems can be resolved and a democratic Middle East cannot be achieved.

    Rudaw: Can the success of this process impact the Kurds in other parts of the world, and the Middle East as a whole?

    Ahmet Turk: The process we are going through is a very crucial one, and it brings with it some problems. For instance, in Syria and in the region there are some serious issues which significantly affect peace in Turkey. However, peace can only come when Kurds have equal rights with Turks, and when both peoples have constructive relations and a partnership that is based on justice, equality and freedom. In my view, Ankara also realizes that such a mutual relationship between the Turks and Kurds is necessary in order for it to play the leadership role in the Middle East, and for it to create and maintain good relations with Kurds elsewhere.

    The notion that no true democracy can be realized in the Middle East without the Kurds has gotten stronger.

    The way the Kurds see it, they have already demonstrated their sincerity toward the process. Nevertheless, our concerns about the process have not vanished. While Kurds are taking positive steps for the process, they expect to see confidence building measures taken by the (Turkish) government. In our meetings with the Americans, we told them about the importance of this process and underscored it was important that Kurds and Turks solve this issue together.

    With this visit we wanted to tell the Americans our side of the story, and inform them about our expectations. We expressed our view that, if an unwanted situation emerges, its cause should be identified correctly, and appropriate action is shown. We shared our expectation that the US should play a cautionary and facilitating role if something undesirable should happen. In this process, it is crucial that everybody monitor the events closely, and see who really prevents a solution of the Kurdish question. We asked American officials to observe the process carefully, and play a positive role. In this peace process between Kurds and Turks, it is vital that the US plays an encouraging role for both sides.

    Rudaw: In an article last week, David Phillips said in the Huffington Post that the US should remove the PKK from its list of terrorist groups. What is your comment?

    Ahmet Turk: As you know, the relations between Washington and Ankara are quite different. At this stage, the US will not be eager to do anything that might upset Turkey. However, if we can show effectively that the (Turkish) state is the one preventing the solution, this situation can change. In my view, keeping the Kurds on the “terrorist list” will only encourage those who do not want a solution, and serve solely their interest.

    It is a must that this attitude toward the Kurds should change, and the PKK should be de-listed. What will those, who labeled Kurds as “terrorists”, say about this in the future? How will they defend their incorrect decision? This will certainly not remain as it is, and the international community will discuss this issue. Everybody will see clearly who wants this issue to be solved, and who wants the opposite. Kurds do not have any concern about this issue because they trust themselves. It is time for world to see that Kurds are not an obstacle to peace. We know this very well, and achieving true peace will make us very happy. But, it is equally important to expose the true face of those who do not want peace!

    It is a must that this attitude toward the Kurds should change, and the PKK should be de-listed.

    Rudaw: In a meeting with the Kurdish-American Congress you said that “BDP will not object to ‘Turkishness’ in the new constitution.” What are your thoughts about the new constitution?

    Ahmet Turk: This issue needs to be understood correctly. The Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader, Kemal Kilicdaroglu says, “We will not give up Turkishness." I was referring to him when I was talking to a group of journalists, including you, on Tuesday. We defend brotherhood of peoples. We want Turkish people to have more freedoms. When we raise our objection to denial policies against the Kurds, some people immediately react that they will not abandon “Turkishness”, as if we are against the Turkish people. In fact, such slogans aim to prevent Kurds and other groups from being free and achieving their rights. We want a constitution that will protect all oppressed identities, cultures and faiths in Turkey, and guarantee existence of diversities. What we say is that all identities and cultures should exist in the constitution; unrestricted mother-tongue use in all areas, including the public sphere, should be provided by a constitutional guarantee. Mother-tongue education should be recognized as a constitutional right.

    Rudaw: Academics in the US and researchers on the Kurds and Turkey believe the Turkish government has not taken any concrete steps yet to cement the peace process. What are your thoughts?

    Ahmet Turk: This is a very important issue, and I have not spoken about it before. We do not want society to experience a disappointment; we want that the government should take some significant steps for the entire society, and create a reassuring atmosphere. It is very striking that many academics, political scientists and human rights activists in the US are raising their concerns. This is a very important point. It shows that other than Kurds, Americans are also worried about the government not doing enough for the process. I have observed this during my talks in America. I am hopeful that the government will address these concerns, and draw a new roadmap that will address such concerns. It is also crucial that this roadmap be shared with the Kurds and the entire society.

    It is very striking that many academics, political scientists and human rights activists in the US are raising their concerns.

    Rudaw: What is your party’s stance on the situation in Syria, especially after some recent tensions among Kurdish parties there?

    Ahmet Turk: We do not want any problems among the Kurds. I am hoping that this issue will be resolved soon through dialogue and compromise. Yet, there is a reality on the ground that 70 percent of the Kurds support the Democratic Union Party (PYD). Some people are trying to ignore the PYD, and act like it does not exist. This is not a right attitude! If you do not take such a power seriously -- talk with its officials and cooperate with them to build a democratic unity and initiate a common struggle -- you cannot be successful! If you send some tiny Kurdish groups to Europe and the US, present them as the representatives of Kurds, and have them say that the “PYD does not represent the Kurds,” this will naturally create problems.

    Rudaw: In your meetings, what did you tell the Americans about Syria, and the Kurds there?

    Ahmet Turk: I openly told the Americans that if you do not find common grounds to bring the PYD -- who represent 70 percent of the Kurds -- and the Syrian opposition together, you cannot win the Kurds. By putting a small group of individuals into the opposition, you cannot win the Kurds.

    Some are trying to put themselves forward by eliminating the PYD. They say, “We are the representatives of Kurds. You should talk to us!” This is not a right approach, and it will not bring Kurds any good. At the same time, PYD should build a better dialogue with other parties and embrace them. PYD should be cautious, and should not give any excuses to groups that are willing to deepen the intra-Kurdish disagreements.

    Rudaw: The US is concerned about radical Islamic groups in Syria. Are the Kurds worried, too?

    Ahmet Turk: In the Middle East, Kurds are the people who internalized democracy best. Because Kurds have suffered a lot, they know what a struggle for democracy means. For the same reason, they value freedom and respect diverse cultures and identities. If you do not include Kurds, who make up 15 percent of the Syrian population, you cannot achieve anything. Even if you topple (President Bashar) Assad with the help of forces brought externally, you cannot bring a real democracy to Syria. How can an opposition supported by Al-Qaeda and Al-Nusra bring democracy to Syria? Americans we have met with understand this very well, and they share our concerns. They openly told us that we were right in our thinking about this issue.


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    Hawija and the Kurds
    by Wladimir van Wilgenburg 2/5/2013

    It is Iraq’s autonomous Kurds who are benefiting most from Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s latest misstep, this time in the northern province of Kirkuk against the country’s large Sunni Muslim minority.

    After months of protests in the Sunni provinces, dozens of protesters were killed when Maliki ordered a military crackdown on demonstrations in Hawija, a Sunni Arab town in Kirkuk. Iraqi army soldiers stormed the sit-in, after protestors refused to hand over insurgent suspects. The violence quickly spread to other Sunni areas of Iraq.

    Unsurprisingly, the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), which has been locked in a serious dispute with Baghdad over disputed territories that include oil-rich Kirkuk, has sided with the protesters.

    Iraq’s Sunnis have always been torn over where their loyalties lie: With the Shiites, they share a common Arab ethnicity; with the ethnically distinct Kurds, who have their own language and culture, they share the same Sunni sect.

    But the bloodshed against protesters by Maliki’s controversial Dijla forces may turn into a game changer over who gets to control Kirkuk, the big prize in Iraq because of its vast oil wealth. By some estimates, Kirkuk floats atop four percent of world reserves.

    The KRG insists that Kirkuk is predominantly and historically Kurdish. According to Western analysts and intelligence reports, Kirkuk will either one day be the prize in an independent Kurdish homeland, or the bargaining chip that the Kurds will have to forego to Baghdad in order to gain nationhood.

    After the attack on protesters, the KRG opened its own hospitals to receive the wounded. At a conference in the Kurdish capital of Erbil Ahmed Dabbash -- a member of the Sunni Islamic Army politburo -- denounced Maliki.

    The present situation in Hawija, where Sunni insurgents are cooperating with the Kurdish Peshmarga forces, is in sharp contrast to the past: Hawija was the main source of insurgent attacks against the Kurds, at the time when the Sunnis had promised their loyalties to Maliki’s government.

    The Sunnis, and Baathist remnants of Iraq’s ousted regime, do not in general fancy the Kurds. But their mutual hatred of Maliki has made the rivals into allies.

    Taking advantage of a weakening of the Iraqi army in the disputed areas, the Kurdish Peshmarga forces recently moved in around Kirkuk, Salahadin and Diyala, where the Kurds could regain control over territories lost to the Iraqi army.

    Having lost Sunni support could mean that Maliki may have to compromise in Baghdad’s various feuds with the Kurds, which include territorial disputes, control of the Kurdistan Region’s oil revenues and reserves, and the budget allocation that the KRG receives from Baghdad.

    Hawija is a crisis for Maliki and his Shiite-led government. For the Kurds, it is an opportunity: It could help the Kurds expand security and administrative control in more of the disputed areas, consolidating the position of an autonomous enclave that already has its own government, parliament, military and laws.


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    Dhafer al-Ani expects success Hakim's call
    28/05/2013 10:50:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / Dhafer al-Ani, a leader in Motahedoon coalition expected the success of the call proposed by the leader of the Islamic Supreme Council Ammar al-Hakim.

    A statement for Motahedoon coalition quoted al-Ani as saying that "Al-Hakim's call is welcomed because it carries a high credibility and it is considered last chance at the moment."

    He added: "Al- Hakim aims to resolve the crisis and not dialogue for the purpose of dialogue, because it is not useful for all parties to sit without solutions."

    He called on all political parties to interact with this call to save the Iraqi people from desperation they reached. "

    It is mentioned that the head of the Islamic Supreme Council, Ammar al-Hakim called on, last Wednesday, all political parties, Shiite and Sunni Waqifs and the Kurdistan region to hold a meeting to reassure the Iraqi people to stand against terrorism.



    Abtan announces approval of the political blocs on al-Hakim's call to hold its first meeting soon
    28/05/2013 11:35:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the citizen bloc, Abdul-Hussein Abtan said all the political blocs expressed their approval and great responsiveness with the call proposed by the head of the Islamic Supreme Council, Ammar al-Hakim and announced its readiness to participate.

    He said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "The work is underway now to discuss the agenda of the first session, which will be at the end of this week or next week, noting that the call is not one meeting but a series of meetings."

    Abtan explained that: "The success of the call depends on the cooperation of the political blocs and to respond to the proposals made at the meetings, therefore there will be results satisfied everyone and we go to the calm and stability of the country."

    It is mentioned that the head of the Islamic Supreme Council, Ammar al-Hakim called on, last Wednesday, all political parties, Shiite and Sunni Waqifs and the Kurdistan region to hold a meeting to reassure the Iraqi people to stand against terrorism.

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    Legal Expert: Judiciary not to belong to any ministry
    Tuesday, 28 May 2013 12:57 | PDF | Print | E-mail

    Baghdad (AIN) –The Legal Expert, Ahmed al-Ebadi, stated that attorney general is a part of the judiciary along with the Supreme Judicial Council, the Federal Court, the Court of Cassation and the Judicial Supervision Committee.

    In a press statement received by AIN, he said "Article 89 of the constitution stated that judiciary including the attorney general, is independent and not to belong to any ministry where no one have the authority on it."

    "The attorney general is an observatory authority that is it responsible for protecting the State's system and the security of its institution in addition to the high interests of the Iraqi people," he added, noting that "It also has the authority of inspecting the governmental institutions according to Article 7 of the Second Chapter of the attorney general law."


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    Allawi: sectarian war began in Iraq

    Tuesday, 28 May 2013 09:19

    Shafaq News / The independent member of the parliament , Hasan al-Allawi said on Tuesday, that the civil war in Iraq has already started, describing the government as “not concerned” about what is happening of security breaches in the country.

    It was worth mentioning that more than 12 car bombs enhanced by roadside bombs rocked yesterday evening, most areas of the capital Baghdad in Karkh and Rusafa and killed more than 250 people among killed and wounded.

    “The civil war in Iraq has begun the same that broke out in Europe between Catholics and Protestant that aims to divide Iraq”.

    “what happened in Baghdad of car bombings yesterday is a major pride of the other party that kills a large number of Shiite, and the last party also feels proud when kills a large number of Sunnis also,” Allawi told “Shafaq News”.

    “Is there a Shiite car bombs that hit Sunni areas?” adding, “I do not think so Shiite as Shiite militias do not currently have the ability to make car bombs that may possess it in the future”.

    He criticized the government's silence for the bombings and repeated security breaches, saying “as if the government is not interested and is not a party to the security problem, it didn’t issue a formal statement on a daily basis for the bombings and the general security situation, even to extend it doesn’t pay condolences to the families of the victims”.

    The Office of the Commander in Chief of the armed forces, Nuri al-Maliki has issued in the 21 of current May, Official orders to change operational command and leadership of squads, after a wave of bombings that hit Baghdad, Kirkuk and Diyala.

    According to UN statistics, more than 700 people were killed in violent incidents in Iraq last April, the highest number of deaths in a single month since nearly five years. While the death toll exceeded 300 in May so far.


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