Investigation committee over Hawija clashes discusses compensating victims' families
Sunday, 02 June 2013 21:58
Baghdad (AIN) –The Investigation committee over the clashes that took place in Hawija district of Kirkuk province discussed the testimonies of the security officials and the compensation of the victims' families.
A statement by the office of the Deputy Premier, Salih al-Mutleg, received by AIN cited "The committee held its meeting in Mutleg's office in presence of its members the Deputy Premier, Hussein al-Shihristani, the Transportation Minister, Hadi al-Amiri, the Acting Defense Minister, Sadoun al-Dulaimi and the Minister of Human Rights, Mohammed al-Soudani."
"The committee discussed the testimonies of the security officers and the photographed documents in addition to compensating the victims' families," the statement concluded.
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Dulaimi denies disobedience of security officials over changing positions
Sunday, 02 June 2013 21:45
Baghdad (AIN) –The Acting Defense Minister, Sadoun al-Dulaimi, denied the disobedience of some security officials to change their posts due to the latest bombings in Iraq.
Speaking to All Iraq News Agency (AIN), he said "There is no disobedience among the security officials over changing their posts and no one can do that," noting that "There are some changes to some security officials in the disturbed areas where there are three years as a time limit to change the positions of the security leaders."
"The changes will be publicly declared," denying "Including the Commander of the Terrestrial Forces, Ali Ghaydan, in these changes," describing him as "The qualified man."
"Iraq is affected by the situation of the neighboring countries in addition to the disturbed security situation since 2005 where there are some new plans to improve the security situation in Iraq," he concluded.
A source in the White House: Biden repeated his commitment to the unity of Iraq
03-06-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Washington: Mohammed Ali Saleh
Source denied at the White House to be Vice President Joe Biden has returned again and put an earlier project to divide Iraq into three federal regions of Shiite and Sunni, Kurd, and in response to the reports to that effect.
The source told «Middle East», said Biden was a call last week by telephone with Nuri al-Maliki, Prime Minister of Iraq, and across his concern about the escalating violence in Iraq, particularly bombings sectarian and Biden over to the owners about U.S. support for the unity, security and stability of Iraq and the U.S. United are keen on the continuation of cooperation with the Government of Iraq to confront terrorism.
The source said that Biden also conducted two phone calls with all of Massoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan region, and Osama Najafi, head of the Iraqi parliament, and he repeated the United States are keen on the unity of Iraq. The source pointed out the statement was issued, in the past week, the White House on this subject. The statement said that Biden and Maliki agreed on the importance of communicating with all the political leaders in Iraq.
The Vice President has put forward a proposal in this secured several years ago, according to press reports yesterday that confirmed a number of Iraqi officials he met in Washington recently that the idea of dividing Iraq into three federations are the safest way to resolve the current crisis and the problems of Iraq.
Mutleg's Front criticizes Biden's renewing for his proposal to split Iraq into 3 regions
Monday, 03 June 2013 14:42
Baghdad (AIN) -The National Dialogue Front, headed by Deputy Premier, Salih al-Mutleg criticized the US Vice President, Joseph Biden's renewing for his call to split Iraq into Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish regions to achieve the security and political stability in Iraq.
Reports said that Biden renewed in the past week, his proposal for splitting Iraq into regions through phone calls he made with the Iraqi Premier, Nouri al-Maliki and the parliament Speaker, Osama al-Nijaifi and President of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, to address the crisis in Iraq.
MP Ra'ad al-Dahlaki of the NDF said "Biden's proposal is a global project rather than being personal suggestion, where it is supported by great countries," confirming "If this proposal is achieved a disaster will befall the contry."
"The last bombings in Iraq are intended to pressurize the international community to demand for dividing Iraq into regions," he added noting "We need to wisely resolve the current problems in Iraq."
Mutlaq: the leaders of blocs agreed to pass the amnesty laws, accountability and confidential informant
02-06-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Alsumaria News / Baghdad
Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq, on Sunday, the consent of the leaders of the political blocs to pass the amnesty laws and accountability, justice and the confidential informant, also pointed to the completion of the 4040 transaction for the release of detainees within the special amnesty law.
Mutlaq said in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "The leaders of political blocs told me their consent to pass the amnesty laws and accountability, justice and the confidential informant and other laws of interest to the demonstrators," noting that it "submitted to the Parliament."
He said al-Mutlaq, a meeting yesterday between Najafi and Maliki "a great start, but you need to enable real agreements that took place," he said, adding that "the situation will remain uncomfortable or Mtmon if you catch a meeting yesterday process procedures and mechanisms will be packed fast."
Mutlaq said that "all problems will be solved if there was the will among politicians during the next parliamentary sessions for the legislation of laws and fundamental task that has been agreed upon."
He said al-Mutlaq, "I took words from the leaders of the blocks and partners in the political process that they Sioavqgua on amnesty laws and accountability, justice and other laws submitted to the House of Representatives, including the law of lifting booking for property and confidential informant and modification of Criminal Procedure," pointing to the "we are the law of pardon is synonymous with this law. "
Mutlaq revealed "directed a group of his own staff today to the Supreme Judicial Council to complete the 4040 release of treatment within the special amnesty law."
And ended the leaders of political blocs, on Saturday (1 June 2013), the meeting, which was held in a house head of the Islamic Supreme Council Ammar al-Hakim, after reconciliation Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki with House Speaker Osama Najafi.
It is noteworthy that the political process in Iraq is witnessing a struggle unprecedented between legislative and executive powers, at a time when several governorates demonstrations accompanied by some acts of violence, in addition to the wave of armed actions on a daily basis not seen since the years of sectarian tension in 2006 - 2008, was attacks by car bombs and improvised explosive devices and weapons Occlusive assassinations of voice targeted houses of worship and popular markets and security forces killed hundreds of civilians and members of the military and the police.
Attempted assassination of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Hazem al-Araji, resulting in the death of one of his companions
02-06-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Survived a leading figure in the Sadrist Mr. Hazem al-Araji, an assassination attempt with silenced weapons inside civilian sacred Kadhimiya
A source close to the al-Araji, said Hazem al-Araji, survived an assassination attempt with silenced weapons during a visit Husseiniya processions erected within the civilian Kadhimiya, indicating that resulted in the assassination attempt on one of his companions "Dhargam Abu Ali."
The source added that Hazem al-Araji, may face direct accusation of the League of the right Bmhalh the assassination, stressing that the assassination with the help of the security services were located at the scene, led by Shaker al-Asadi Brigade Commander of the Second Division of the Federal Police.
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Sadr's office accused "militias" of trying to assassinate Hazem al-Araji, Kadhimiya and calls on his followers to show restraint
03-06-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Range Press / Baghdad - Najaf
Accused the private office of the leader Moqtada al-Sadr, said Monday, "militias" of trying to "assassinate" the leader of the current Hazem al-Araji, led to the death of one of his bodyguards in the region Kadhimiya in Baghdad, while stressing close to the al-Araji, said the assassination attempt was "the knowledge of the Federal Police in the region. "
An official in the office sector in a statement issued in the small hours of Sunday evening received a (long-Presse) a copy of "The militias armed attack on the office of the martyr in the city of Kadhimiya holy sites in an attempt to assassinate Mr. Hazem al-Araji," adding that "the incident painful left the martyrdom of one of the elements of the Imam Mahdi Army fighter oppressed martyr Dhargam Abu Ali and Mr. Mujahid survived attempt. "
The Office "This heinous act carried out by militias prove their hostility Ahl al-Sadr and the people of the house because they have offended the sanctity of the holy visit."
The Bureau recommended to follow the Sadrist movement "not to engage in any conduct military", he stressed, addressing these by saying "Do not say a word, and to do really, but after reviewing the seminary speaking the truth and stayed away for sedition in all its forms and the missed opportunity on the enemy whatever and however it was," asserting that " Iraqi Muslim blood believers Sadrists haram ".
For his part, a source close to the leadership Hazem al-Araji, that "the assassination carried out at about the tenth quarter by three Mshalin fired from weapons with silencers on Mr. al-Araji, when he performed an inspection tour on foot on the processions of visitors in the door to be in the city of Kadhimiya."
The source, who asked not to be named said "shooting that killed a companion Mr. Araji immediately," noting that "accompanying others responded to the shooters and were able to hit someone leg but his companions managed to withdraw amid crowds of visitors."
The source pointed out that "the assassination has knowledge of the Second Division in the Federal Police," noting that "the police allowed the attackers to enter the region with their weapons and allowed them to leave without being subjected them though that someone is infected."
Security concerns and political pay citizens to withdraw their deposits from banks Iraqi civil
02-06-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Experts agreed in the economy and specialists bankers that the deteriorating security situation and the worsening political crisis between the political parties were behind the failure of the Iraqi citizen of the deposit money in banks and dragging it to the deposited earlier, according to the announcement by a group of private banks, which reflected negatively on the work of banks.
The head of the Media Center Iraq's economic Dergham Mohammed Ali said the withdrawal of funds from banks due to a lack of trust of the Iraqi citizen and which started shaking in some private banks, in the absence of a clear guarantees from the Iraqi Central Bank on the doomed, because of the confusion that accompanied the lack of clarity of fate bank depositors' money in Basra and Warka.
Ali said according to a report of the island seen by "Twilight News" that the Iraqi citizens began creeping toward the government banks to the presence of collateral where their money deposited, in addition to the continuing deterioration in the exchange rate of the local currency against the dollar making the latter more attractive as a store of value for savers, which poses strongly the use of local currency deposited with banks to buy gold or the dollar store instead of deposits with banks, which may not be an interest rate equivalent to lose money from the value of a year with increased rates of inflation and instability in the currency market.
For his part, a leading economist said Hashemi The economic axioms fixed capital seeking to reduce the element of risk.
He added that the political crisis in the country and the accompanying given the security situation reduces the confidence of citizens in the development of money banks and private civil فيسارع to withdraw his savings with every crisis strong ravaging the country fearing for their loss, especially at a time spread the corruption and weakened the legal proceedings.
He explained Hashemi that there are many things made a citizen withdraw their money from banks, as has become customary that people hear that a senior official or employee with a high degree convicted in a corruption case are large and the issuance of judgment against him and then بهروبه outside the country, later his money stolen by the staple food of the people, and these things contribute to the lack of contentment citizen for the survival of their money in banks.
He pointed out that the withdrawal of funds reduces the mass of cash in the bank and affect its ability to continue to meet its internal and external financial and private projects and large investments, leading to delay the execution because every delay in financial obligations offset by delays in implementation.
For his part, the President of the Union of businessmen willing satisfaction Blibl in an interview with the island revealed that the deteriorating security situation recently and the increasing differences between the political blocs, reflected negatively on the public life of the country, and in particular on the work of banks, which have not kept pace with the evolution after 2003 and the opening of Iraq to the world.
He stressed that the Iraqi citizen has no desire to withdraw money from banks because it is considered a safety valve to him because of the instability of the security situation and fear of exposure to theft in homes, noting that Iraq has now 43 waged, banks and state banks 6.
He added that the Iraqi dinar in the case of confusion against the dollar, which reflected negatively on the work of banks, and this shows the weakness of the state policy in dealing with this situation, and called on the Iraqi Association of Banks sector employees to develop training courses.
A member of the Economic Committee House of Representatives Salman al-Moussawi said in an interview for the island revealed that the decline in the security situation and the worsening political crisis between the political parties, leading to the obstruction of the process of building the economy and paralysis of the Iraqi state, and thus affect the private banks that do not live up its work to the level of ambition.
He added that the withdrawal of funds from private banks rumor has left some of the enemies of the economic process in Iraq in order to paralyze those banks, which affects the operation of the market in general, calling on the Iraqi government to support private banks and mandated deposit funds and institutions to open current accounts.
He stressed that the work of Iraqi banks at the moment is acceptable, but not the level of ambition, because of the general situation taking place in the country since 2003.
Hakim house meeting ends reconciliation between prime ministers and parliament
03-06-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Baghdad: Hamza Mustafa
Did not stand summer heat Baghdad that began approaching forty degrees Celsius, a barrier to the use of Iraqi politicians to the phrase «iceberg» that has accumulated during the last period between the executive and legislative branches, specifically between the presidents of the two branches of Nuri al-Maliki (Prime Minister) and Osama Najafi (Speaker) , which is needed to conduct even if symbolically in order to melt the ice.
Task melt this ice assumed the leader of the Islamic Supreme Council Ammar al-Hakim, who succeeded on Thursday evening to gather leaders of blocs and political leaders in the country, in the forefront of them men of the crisis and the solution and the contract and two men, who characterized each one of them with a degree of stubbornness, political as well as Pat represents a symbolic (Shiite) for the owners and (Sunni) for the Ngeevi.
With the absence of senior leaders, including Massoud Barzani, president of Kurdistan (like Rose Nuri Shawis) and Iyad Allawi (outside Iraq), but the most prominent absentees at this meeting is the leader Moqtada al-Sadr. And only sent a letter to the chest combined invited them to speed achievements. In the context of the detection of a leading prominent Sunni attended the meeting told «Middle East», requesting anonymity, that «the meeting is important to us; because it may be the first time where he got kind of surround the owners within the Shiite house, which is important, is added so we wanted to be a strong party within the Shiite house can have an impact on al-Maliki, which is what happened or will happen by Ammar al-Hakim, leader of the Islamic Supreme Council. He said spokesman block «united» Dhafer al-Ani told «Middle East», about reconciliation between Maliki and Najafi that «the axis of the meeting and the meetings that preceded and conducted by the leader of the Supreme Council Ammar al-Hakim was paving the way for such a meeting, which is al-Faisal between the success of the meeting and whether or not ». The «asked Mr. Hakim's Sunni and head الوقفين the Ahmed Abdul Alafor, Samarrai and Shiite Saleh al-Haidari, Najafi shake hands with al-Maliki, but he apologized to be the initiator .. Which made the two men meet in the middle distance and embrace.
The United Nations welcomed the outcome of the meeting of leaders of Iraq, and called on the leader of the Iraqi List, Iyad Allawi, to establish trust between the political forces and the government, while the leading figures played down the importance of the meeting and its outcome which they said do not touch the problems facing Iraq.
A member of the coalition of state law Ibrahim stirrup, if the results of the meeting, which was held on Saturday under the auspices of the President of the Islamic Council Ammar al-Hakim, and the mission was accepted by leaders of political blocs, explaining that the meeting was able to break the ice and make reconciliation between the leaders of the blocks. He appealed to political forces stirrup commitment to the word of honor that emerged from the meeting.
But the Iraqi List MP Talal Zobaie, it was considered that the meeting was evidence of the existence of personal problems between the political leaders. He pointed out that it is important to reach an agreement in principle to stop the arrests and settle the issue Rafie al-Issawi, Tareq al-Hashemi and the implementation of previous agreements and end the presence of militias as a goodwill gesture. Zobaie said that the presence of political leaders will remain useless, as long as the government party did not provide anything for the Iraqi people.
He was the meeting which was attended by most of the political leaders word of honor to respect the Constitution and the rejection of sectarianism, also saw a rare handshake between the presidents of Nuri al-Maliki government and the Parliament Osama Najafi.
Park representative of the Iraqi List led by Iyad Allawi, the conference called to address the conditions that led to the outbreak of the current crisis and to address the rampant corruption, bribery and the proliferation of armed militias. Mutlaq also called for establishing trust between the political forces and the government, and these are not just conferences for informational meetings or just a hug. He added that otherwise would be to Iraqis disappointment of this conference.
For his part, welcomed the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Martin Kobler meeting of the leaders of the Iraqi factions to unite visions and stand against terrorism, said Kuebler said in a statement that "to engage in frank and constructive dialogue between all Iraqi leaders is the only way to rid Iraq of the current political crisis" , stressing that "it is essential to maintain the positive momentum of this reconciliation initiative."
MP: the symbolic meeting of the leaders removed many of the political and sectarian tension
BAGHDAD / NINA / The independent MP, Jawad Al-Bazzoni confirmed that "the political leaders meeting , called by the head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, Ammar al-Hakim has removed a lot of political and sectarian tension."
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "What has been achieved during the meeting is a beginning of a new era of responsiveness and positive dialogue between the leaders of political blocs, which will reflect on the work of the legislative and executive branches."
He added: "Hakim plays a pivotal in collecting the various parties after the absence of the President for the national consensus and this positive call, in its data, has removed too much congestion in the street or within the political blocs."
The Saturday meeting of the leaders of the political blocs crowned with a handshake and a hug between the Speaker Osama al-Nujaifi and Premier Nuri al-Maliki after months of mutual controversies.
Urgent….KR persists on not delivering Baghdad crude oil despite its receiving for funds, says Deputy PM
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Baghdad (AIN) -Deputy Prime Minister, Hussein al-Shahristani revealed Kurdistan Region's insistence on not delivering its production of crude oil to the central government.
Shahristani told All Iraq News Agency (AIN) that "We agreed with the KR by end of 2012 that the Region delivers its production of crude oil which was 175000 barrel during 2012 till it reached 250000 barrel, in return of paying funds and the Region has received the funds but it did not deliver the oil where this is the third time we agree with the Region in this regard, yet it do not hand over the oil."
"The Region still declines to deliver Baghdad any production of crude oil," he added referring to a written agreement with Kurdistan approved by the Council of Minister, however Kurdistan did not hand over the oil."
Symbolic meeting to help resolve political crisis soon, says Dahlaki
Monday, 03 June 2013 09:42
Baghdad (AIN) -MP Ra'ad al-Dahlaki of the Iraqiya Slate expected resolving the political crisis in Iraq soon after the holding of the symbolic meeting of the political leaders.
The symbolic meeting that gathered top officials was held on last Saturday at office of Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council.
Dahlaki told AIN "The symbolic meeting which was held in response to Hakim's initiative helped melting the tensions among the political leaders," noting "The political sides have real intention to achieve real solutions for the crisis."