Iraqi political blocs welcomes the initiative Hakim
29-05-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Baghdad: Al-Sharq Al-Awsat
Central welcome the various Iraqi political blocs his initiative to resolve the political crisis in Iraq, looking Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of mechanisms for the implementation of this initiative, which was launched last week with delegations representing these blocks, as confirmed by a leading exporter in the Council.
The initiative calls on all parties to the meeting to unify the visions and stand against terrorism and the signing of a code of honor among all. Although it has not yet been agreed to identify the time, place and agenda for the implementation of the terms of this initiative, it is, according to the announcement Furat al-Shara, a member of parliament for the Supreme Islamic Council, told «Middle East», the wise «commenced during the period that followed the launch initiative intensive meetings each advertiser and unspoken others with various forces and political leaders in the country in order to reach an appropriate formula to implement the initiative.
The coalition was 'united', led by Parliament Speaker Osama Najafi has welcomed the initiative of al-Hakim. Dhafer al-Ani, a spokesman for the coalition, said in a statement yesterday that Hakim Initiative unwelcome because they carry high credibility, especially a longer last breath at the moment.
Jawad Albzona: Hakim plays the role of mediation and will work to dismantle the crisis
29-05-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Independent MP expressed Jawad Albzona, optimism about the successful initiative of the President Evacuee Top of Iraq Ammar al-Hakim, noting that Hakim plays the role of President Jalal Talabani to mediate between the political blocs to resolve the crisis.
And said Albzona in a statement (of the Agency news): The political differences negatively impacted on all aspects of the state, and became disabled Parliament, referring to the basis of the country's problems are political differences.
He added: that the country needs a genuine national reconciliation to reset crises and solve the outstanding problems between the political blocs, as well as amending some laws that will be going in the country to safety.
He said the independent MP to: the lack of focus primarily based upon the political blocs and have a mediator to resolve disputes, as was President Jalal Talabani, who was lying in the hospital, noting: that the President of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq Ammar al-Hakim serves as Talabani and put his initiative for all parties political the table of dialogue and resolve outstanding differences among them.
The head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq Ammar al-Hakim, called on political forces to a meeting of Ramzi reassure citizens, يطلقوا from which the message of unity against terrorism, sectarianism and show that they matter how they differ and varied perspectives, but they bow down in front of innocent blood pure and smaller differences in front of the sacrifices of the Iraqi people.
Everything is a crisis in this ill-fated country it seems... Thanks so much chattels for all you do... I posted this on Red Lily's site... But it applies here as well...
I realize that our views on matters in Iraq may differ a bit, but to me there does not seem to be the least bit of urgency on the part of our government concerning affairs within Iraq... This official or that official will say they disapprove of the instability going on, Maliki's response to peaceful protests, and his hindering of the government, but nothing is done about it... Have not heard anything in the past week about horrible massacre that took place in that town in central Iraq... No sense of urgency at all on the part of the Iraqi government or the US government when it comes to implementing changes that need to be made or our government even enforcing these things to take place with military intervention...
So I am lead to believe we are not being told the whole story in a lot of ways... Too many inconsistencies.... Things not adding up... I remember reading a quote from a post about 8 months ago about a guy who had a friend who worked in the state department indicating by the time this is all done we will want to burn our dinar, or something to that effect... Maliki's has been allowed to get away with pretty much everything he has wanted to without much interference... Why?...
Are things deteriorating as we are being lead to believe or is deception on the menu.... I know the news looks bleak, but I tend to trust the news as much as I would a pathological liar... Something very elusive going on... There is that word CONSPIRACY... President Roosevelt once eluded to the fact that events that happen in the world do not just happen... They are planned that way... There is going to be an end game to all of this.... One I believe that will surprise us... Nothing is as it seems... But that is the way these agents of chaos work... One thing we can be certain of is that God is in control of this seemingly chaotic mess... Controlled chaos is a better definition I believe...
To many crisis's going on in my opinion... Making the situation look as hopeless as possible... Why is this being allowed to happen?...
Hakim's call is the first building block to resolve crisis, MPs say
BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the Kurdistan Alliance, Vian Dekil described the initiative launched by the head of the Islamic Supreme Council, Ammar al-Hakim as the first building block of a strategy to resolve the crisis and pull the country out of the bottleneck. "
She said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "The crises and Iraqis' blood shedding after the recent deterioration of security should make all politicians to stand and think about the people and the nation before their personal and party interests and sit with each other in spite of their political and religious visions and agree that Iraqi blood is expensive and must be preserved. "
She added: "We are used to Hakim's valuable initiatives supporting each peaceful solution to filter out things and converging views and stop blood shedding,
She called on the politicians to be aware of the seriousness of the current situation and to seek every effort to sit with each other to resolve all differences. "
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.
For his part, the MP, of the State of Law coalition, Abdul Abbas Shia'a described Hakim's call to gather in a national meet as the beginning to resolve the political crisis.
He said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "Hakim is a wise man and acceptable to everyone and enjoys good relations with all political parties, noting that this initiative is the beginning of opening the gate to resolve the current Iraqi crisis."
Turkmen Eily Party supports Hakim's initiative
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 10:52
Baghdad (AIN) –The Turkmen Eily Party announced its support to the initiative of the head of the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council, Ammar al-Hakim, to settle the political crisis in Iraq.
A statement by the Party received by AIN on Wednesday cited "The call to confront the Iraqi people and signing an honor covenant is a valuable and highly appreciated call that consolidates confidence among the political sides and preserves the Iraqi blood in addition to being the best way to settle the crises in Iraq."
The Party expressed its hope to "Responding to Hakim's initiative and achieve good results for such valuable initiative."
Earlier, Hakim released on the 22nd of May an initiative where he called the political sides to hold meeting and neglect the sectarianism and terrorism.
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Iraq’s Sunni Problem Does Not Only Affect Baghdad
by Hiwa Osman 1/5/2013
In Iraq’s current crisis, where the large Sunni minority has been voicing its opposition to the Shiite-led central government with months of protests, both Baghdad and the autonomous Kurds in the north should realize that neither will benefit if the Sunni regions fall into rogue hands.
A Sunni region not administered by its own representatives will be a haven and a base for destabilizing Iraq.
It is only a matter of time for the extremist Islamic elements in Syria to take control of the country; a turbulent Sunni region in Iraq will be a natural extension for them.
With their months of protests – which have turned deadly following a police crackdown in the town of Hawija – the Sunnis have been voicing their displeasure at the government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.
For weeks the Kurds and Sunnis have pulled out of Maliki’s coalition government, leaving him alone in Baghdad.
Maliki has achieved the unenviable feat of alienating the autonomous Kurds in the north, making enemies of the Sunnis who accuse his government of indifference to their problems and needs, and even some Shiite groups.
The trouble that Maliki himself has stirred with his unwise moves is changing the country’s Shiite political map, and leading it to war.
Instead of turning their anger at Maliki into something bigger that may get out of hand, the Sunnis should not let their present dissatisfaction become the basis for long-term strategies for Iraq’s various parties.
They should realize that Maliki will not be in power forever, and should formulate a workable and practical Sunni strategy for their status in the new Iraq.
Such a strategy should take into account the sensitivities and tensions that exist inside the Shiite community, and should accept that single-handed Sunni rule over the country will never again return.
Without this realization, the Sunni region will become a free-for-all, a rogue and lawless area in a turbulent Middle east.
The Kurds, who also have their problems with Baghdad, should be mindful of the dangers of a lawless Sunni region to their south and encourage the Sunnis to adopt a clear strategy for their future in Iraq.
Hiwa Osman is a media development specialist based in Erbil.
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" Maliki has achieved the unenviable feat of alienating the autonomous Kurds in the north, making enemies of the Sunnis who accuse his government of indifference to their problems and needs, and even some Shiite groups. "
" They should realize that Maliki will not be in power forever, and should formulate a workable and practical Sunni strategy for their status in the new Iraq."
Alawi calls government to conduct immediate investigation in latest bombings
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 11:55
Baghdad (AIN) –The head of the Iraqiya Slate, Ayad Alawi, accused the Premier, Nouri al-Maliki, of taking decisions without consulting other sides, called the government to conduct an immediate investigation in the latest bombings and reveal the investigation results.
In his Facebook account, Alawi stated "Maliki does not respect his signature and deals where he takes the decisions without consulting the other sides in addition to being the Prime Minister, The Minister of Interior, The Minister of Defense, the Head of the National Security and the Intelligence System, the head of the State of Law Coalition and other military units."
"The bombings resulted in killing and injuring 250 citizens due to the clear disturbed security situation without having a justification to the repeated breaches that's why I call the government to conduct an immediate investigate and announce its results," he concluded.
Jumaili denies the return of Issawi to the Cabinet
BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the Motahedoon coalition, Salman al-Jumaili denied what some media cited about the possibility of the return of the resigned Finance Minister, Rafie al-Issawi to ministerial cab.
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / on Wednesday 29, May: "news about the return of the resigned Finance Minister Rafie al-Issawi to the ministerial cab is untrue," stressing:"Issawi's decision was irreversible decision."
He added: "The statements, launched by some officials, about the return of al-Issawi aim for political targeting, so this news will not affect al-Issawi's position, who lined up with the masses that rose up in order to get their demands."
Some media had cited the return of the Minister of Finance to the ministerial cab over the movements of some officials on this matter.
The results of the provincial elections certified
BAGHDAD / NINA / The president of the electoral administration in the Office of the Independent High Electoral commission, Moqdad al-Sharifi said that the judiciary board of the elections has resolved all appeals filed on the results of the elections and results are considered certified.
The semi-official TV Al-Iraqiya cited that "Al-Sharifi announced that the Judicial Commission for Elections has resolved all appeals filed on the results of the election and the results are certified.
The provincial elections were held on 20 April last month, with the exception of the provinces of Anbar, Nineveh and Kirkuk.
Hakim: Iraq enemies aim at killing Iraqi people regardless their sects
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 12:51
Baghdad (AIN) –The head of the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council, Ammar al-Hakim, stated "The Iraqi people realize their enemies that kill them without differentiating between Sunni or Shiite.
In his Facebook account, he said "The Iraqis are realizing their enemies that kill them without differentiating between Sunni or Shiite because they aim at killing Iraq as a Sate and target the life in it."