Hawrami told «life»: the enactment of the oil and gas key to resolving the outstanding issues between Baghdad and Erbil
Erbil - Wahid Tohme
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Minister of Natural Resources in the Kurdistan region, Ashti Hawrami that the rights of the oil companies operating in the region exceeded $ 3.5 billion. He stressed the importance of the enactment of the oil and gas, oil reserves estimated in the three Kurdish governorates of more than 45 billion barrels.
Hawrami said in an interview to Al-Hayat that negotiations with Baghdad will be in accordance with the law which determines the financial dues to the Kurdistan region of federal revenues. He said that «the Baghdad provincial government reported earlier this year that the companies invested request more than $ 3.5 billion and this constitutional entitlements. He denied accusations of Baghdad province to export crude oil without coordination with the Centre, adding that «it is under an agreement with Baghdad to export our production requirement of deduction of 50 percent of its imports to pay dues companies and the other half goes to the state treasury but what happened that was captured on each Imports ».
And rejected rumors of smuggling and said «there is no smuggling of oil do not accept these accusations cheap and what was his claim is a legal entitlement and came because we Mnanahm from grabbing it. He criticized the current method for the management of the country's imports, which «is still the way the wealth of the former regime and laws imposed on us by force from the federal government, and demanded the central government to 55 million barrels not Ntzlmh of fuel for domestic consumption from 2004 to 2012.
Hawrami stressed the need to «the enactment of the oil and gas, and expressed his belief that the law, which seek to pass according to the constitution will be the key for all the contentious issues between the two sides in the oil sector.
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said during a joint press conference with the region's president, Massoud Barzani, last Sunday «not confirmed the existence of differences between the federal government and the provincial government, but the difference in views regarding the Constitution. Hawrami continued that «most of the differences arising from non-political application of the Constitution in relation to the distribution of proceeds.
Article 112 of the Iraqi constitution that «The federal government manages oil and gas extracted from current fields with the governments of the producing regions and provinces, to be distributed and imports fairly commensurate with the population distribution with a quota for a certain period of the affected provinces. The article stressed that «the paint federal government and the governments of the producing regions and provinces together draw the necessary strategic policies to develop oil and gas wealth, so as to achieve the highest benefit to the Iraqi people.
Hawrami played down the importance of the pressure exerted by Baghdad on oil companies operating in the region to discourage them from the implementation of the contracts. He pointed out that «this does not affect the work of these companies and is ready to continue despite the delay in payment of their dues.
And as «crude oil reserves in the Kurdistan region except the disputed areas at 45 billion barrels can be increased while preliminary estimates indicate gas to 100 or 200 trillion cubic meters. And plans for his ministry to raise the production during the coming period, he said: «The production target of 2015 million barrels per day until it reaches in 2019 to two million barrels per day, either filter crude and produce hydrocarbons Vmtouka have to rise to 150 thousand barrels per day and can be up to 250 thousand».
Iraq: Sadr and Hakim form new “strategic” alliance
Iraq's two main Shi'ite parties form "strategic" alliance following success at local level
Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Sadr Movement leader Moqtada Al-Sadr has announced a new alliance with the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI) led by Ammar Al-Hakim, describing it as a “strategic” alliance.
In reply to a question from one of his followers about doubts in the alliance between the Sadrist Al-Ahrar Bloc and the ISCI’s Al-Muwatin Bloc, Sadr said: “Many people have tried to end this alliance and make it a failure in any way they could.”
He added: “This alliance strengthens the Iraqi, national, Islamic Shi’ite alliance,” and “makes the political arena fairer and removes domination and monopoly.”
This alliance brings together the two most important Shi’ite factions in Iraq following an experiment that seems to be somewhat of a success on the local level, namely the sharing of power in a number of Iraq’s governorates, particularly Baghdad. This experiment has seen a Sadrist-ISCI coalition defeat Iraqi prime minister Nuri Al-Maliki’s State of Law (SLC) coalition, which had monopolized the most important posts in the capital, including that of governor and head of the governorate council, for more than eight years.
Al-Ahrar bloc MP Mohammed Ridha Al-Khafaji informed Asharq Al-Awsat that “the new alliance between ISCI and the Sadr Movement also includes the Kurds.” However, the leader of the Kurdistan Alliance in the Iraqi parliament, Fuad Maasoum, denied that the Kurds had joined any alliance.
Khafaji said: “The meeting between the president of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Massoud Barzani, and the political bureau of the Sadr Movement, discussed the basis of this alliance.”
He added: “The political bureau of the Sadr Movement has told Barzani that it rejects any extension in the terms of the three leadership posts, including that of the post of prime minister.”
Khafaji stressed: “The new alliance, which includes the Kurds, will not be against any one, including the Sunni front, because everyone knows that the Shi’ite–Kurdish alliance is a historic alliance.”
The leader of the Kurdistan Alliance in the Iraqi parliament, Fuad Maasoum, denied that the Kurds had joined this alliance. Speaking exclusively to Asharq Al-Awsat, Maasoum said: “This issue was not raised by anyone, whether during the visit by Massoud Barzani to Baghdad and his intensive meetings with senior leaders and officials, or at the Kurdish leadership level.”
He stressed, “It is premature to talk about any type of alliances, and therefore, I confirm that there is no truth in any reports about this [alliance].”
Commenting on Barzani’s visit to Baghdad, Maasoum said: “The visit achieved its aims from all angles, and the most important thing about it is that the leaders agreed not to delve into the details and leave them to the joint committees.”
He added, “Barzani was very satisfied with the meetings and the points which were discussed, and what had been achieved by all parties,” adding, “There is agreement between the two main parties in Kurdistan—the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)—on this visit and what was discussed. Everything takes place with the agreement of both parties, for the interest of the Kurdistan region and Iraq.”
Ahrar bloc warns FC from accepting contestation over extending terms of three presidencies
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 21:22
Baghdad (AIN) –Al-Ahrar bloc within the Sadr Trend warned the Federal Court from accepting the contestation over extending the terms of the three presidencies.
MP, Mushriq Naji, of al-Ahrar bloc stated to All Iraq News Agency (AIN) "All know that the State of Law Coalition are monopolizing authority and endorse the law drafts that serve them and contest those that they do not like," noting that "The FC always accept the contestation of the SLC where we are not surprised over the attempts of the Premier, Nouri al-Maliki, to keep his post."
"Maliki reflected false image about the Islamists in authority where because of him the world considers the Muslims in authority are not adhering to the interests of their people," he added.
He warned "The FC from accepting the contestation of the SLC over extending the terms of the three presidencies," noting that "The decisions of the FC are considered a part of the disputes in the political process and we call it to be independent but the SLC rejects that by rejecting voting on the FC law draft."
Reflected the religious authorities agree Shiite and Sunni in Iraq at the beginning of fasting positively to the speech of some political forces to unite called folding pages crisis and disagreement and open new pages.
He congratulated the Islamic Dawa Party, led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, in a statement, obtained «life», a copy of «Iraqi and Islamic nation on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan. He called «all Iraqis to« strive to strengthen Islamic brotherhood and national unity, and to stand in the face of all those who seek to sow discord and division among the Iraqi people.
Moreover, said First Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives Qusai Abdul-Wahab al-Suhail said in a statement that «the holy month of Ramadan upon us this year and we are in desperate need to unite and dialogue in order to ward off the risks that surround the country». He urged the president of the Iraqi List, Iyad Allawi of the Iraqi people on the cohesion and the rejection of the band «. He said «I congratulate the Iraqi people and ask God Almighty to preserve Iraq's land and people»
The MP called «Iraq» Nada Jubouri all political forces «making the month of Ramadan occasion to open a new page of tolerance and dialogue, in order to end the problems and crises plaguing the country. She noted that the month of Ramadan, the month of cream and Mubarak, you must يغتنمه the political parties for the liquidation of souls and perfume the thoughts and build bridges of trust, in order to establish the principle of love, tolerance and peaceful coexistence between the components of the society and solve problems and crises plaguing the country.
She expressed the hope that turns this month an opportunity to unify their word and monitoring described to stand in the face of betting on their blood and تفرقتهم »
Iran massing troops near the border with Kurdistan region of Iraq
11-07-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Erbil: Shirzad Shikhani of the
Male leading exporter Kurdish Party of Free Life opposition to Iran (PJAK) that the Iranian army sent reinforcements consisting of large heavy weapons and military vehicles near the Iranian border shared with the Kurdistan region in order to launch attacks on the party websites.
The source said in connection with the «Middle East», that «Iranian forces reinforced their positions near the border to pay more heavy weapons from tanks and armored vehicles and military vehicles, specialized digging trenches and building military installations, which means that the Iranian military wants stability in the region through the establishment of military bases permanent, and this is what has raised fears of the local population, especially farmers and livestock owners who are very apprehensive of hesitation on their farms near the border for fear of being caught or killed prisoners, however, the Iranian army.
The source added that «the party leadership PJAK declared a truce with the Iranian side since 2012 after the failure of the largest military operation launched by Iranian forces on Mqratna Mount Qandil, and today if they violated the Iranian side that the truce and attacked us again, then we will be forced to defend ourselves and confront Iranian troops not only at the border, but even inside Iranian territory. He said: «After the armistice agreement between us and the Iranian army withdrew most of our fighters toward Mqratna back our commitment to that agreement, but if violated Iran that agreement then we will have to confrontation, and we are watching the situation now closely, and we hope that does not turn Iran into these games because the break Truce is not the welfare of any party. http://translate.googleusercontent.c...#ixzz2YheGSH86
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Close to Maliki: alliance with the Sunnis do not like 'our brothers' Iranians
11-07-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Baghdad: bin van Hoeflan *
Iran is facing enormous influence in Syria and the region in general opposition from an unexpected source, namely the struggling democratic system based on polarization in Iraq.
We have committed to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who was once a refugee to Iran, officially neutral in the Syrian crisis, while Eastern dropped the neighboring country full weight behind the Syrian regime. Out of political necessity, also recently made efforts to forge alliances with moderate Sunni parties. But a close adviser to Maliki said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the topic that does not appeal to our fellow Iranians.
The Iraqi government has distanced itself Shi'ite-led support for a particular party in the Syrian crisis, at least publicly. Although many of the leaders fear that the new system will be established in a hostile Syria to Iraq, they are interested in a more domestic turmoil alleviation to the lowest possible score. However, the government turned a blind eye to the smuggling of Iranian weapons to Damascus through Iraqi airspace, they responded to diplomatic pressure from the United States examines some of the flights and to refrain from providing more direct support. Said Ali al-Moussawi, a spokesman for al-Maliki «military solution is not a solution.
Iraq has been affected dramatically by the Syrian conflict, through the Iraqi armed groups fighting on both sides. The alliance of al-Qaeda in Iraq, an official with the radical revolutionary groups in Syria, as published Iraqi Shiite militias backed by Iran fighters to defend the Assad regime. The unrest spread to Iraq as fueling fears of a return to sectarian civil war that drained Iraq in 2006 and 2007. And Sunni armed groups stepped up, which stimulated cross-border fighting, attacks and took advantage of discontent among the Sunni population and in some cases infiltrated peaceful demonstrations.
In response to this turmoil, al-Maliki initially seemed like taking advice from Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, who runs operations in Iraq, Iran and Syria. Iran provides political candidates Shiites in Iraq, millions of dollars, in addition, it has funded and trained Shiite militias and provided it with arms. Iraqi politicians say it is known that the Iranian embassy in the center of the leadership of the Revolutionary Guard, which transmits reports to the ambassador Soleimani.
And through intermediaries, Soleimani-Maliki encouraged to play the role of «Shiite defender» suppression of Sunni opposition and exploit sectarian divisions in securing a unified base of Shiite support, according to an adviser to Maliki. In April, forces attacked take orders from al-Maliki for the year demonstration in the northern city of Hawija, killing at least 50 people. That incident raised consecutive reactions represented in the retaliatory attacks, bombings and sectarian polarization.
Maliki adviser said «the Haj Qassem, a huge number of people here, in addition to a huge amount of means of communication», pointing out Soleimani. The «sectarian politics exploit tools of political power.
But since provincial elections in April and June last two seems to be the political scene has changed. May pay the harsh political calculations al-Maliki, who faces elections next year, to approach less sectarian and intolerant. More importantly, the Maliki seems like no longer enjoys the support of a unified Shiite base. His party has lost its popularity in the provincial elections, the rival parties were able to control the local governments in Baghdad and Basra. But in the Sunni province of Anbar went more than a third of the votes to partially parties allied with the prime minister, which means that despite the protests are expected to cooperate Maliki years to form a coalition government.
Sami al-Askari, a member of the Iraqi parliament and a close associate of al-Maliki «There will be a political settlement with a slice of the Sunni community.
The Iraqi leaders have already taken steps to meet the demands of the year. The first is a new law passed in June transfer significant powers from the central government to the provinces, in response to what seems to the demands of the demonstrators who want to get more autonomy. The second al-Maliki agreed to a bill that would allow many former members of the Baath Party, who occupy senior positions in Iraq, to take over government positions. Kirk says Sewell, a political analyst and editor of the journal in Iraqi politics «That was a very difficult settlement.
Maliki's coalition depends Shiite - Sunni expected on many factors outside the scope of the policy. There is increased activity of militant groups in Iraq, which is waging attacks mostly in order to bring political ruptures along sectarian lines. More importantly, targeting al-Qaeda to the security forces and civilians in Shiite areas.
On the other hand, was a crowd of Shi'ite militias, which had been largely dormant in recent years, to fight in Syria, and there are many indications that they receive funding and guidance of the Iranian Quds Force. Relatives said militia members, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that fighters usually travel to Iran via Syria, although the bodies of the dead back from the road itself.
If the Shiite militias returned to resume its domestic operations fully, it will return Iraq deep spiral of violence quickly. These militias have been implemented during the civil war that took place between 2006 and 2007 kidnappings and executions, death threats, to deport a year of mixed neighborhoods, and government security forces penetrated.
It seems that al-Maliki is trying to keep them away from the scene, at least inside Iraq. Some groups, including followers of Moqtada al-Sadr, a cleric and militia League of the Righteous, has apparently put down their weapons and re-describe themselves as political groups, although also sent fighters to Syria. Maliki has been used to transfer mediators warnings for these groups. The military said the message was clear «You are a political group, and will not be shared in any acts of violence. The military «Their response: We are committed to that.
However, recent weeks have seen the outbreak of fighting in Baghdad between Shiite militias on the ground, Iraqis warn of rumors that the elements of the militias wearing police uniforms staying up fake checkpoints to kidnap people, held funerals of fighters returned from Syria in coffins, while recognized Iraqi leaders have limited influence. The military says «We urge not to intervene in the violence, but they do not ask us permission.
Barzani and Abdul-Mahdi: the dialogue between Baghdad and Erbil beginning to solve the problems of Iraq
10-07-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Alsumaria News / Erbil
Confirmed the presidency of the Kurdistan region and the Islamic Supreme Council, on Wednesday, on the need to continue the dialogue between Baghdad and Erbil, arguing that address the problems between the two sides start to solve the problems of Iraq.
The presidency of the Kurdistan region, in a statement posted on its official website, and briefed "Alsumaria News" it, "The Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani and a leading figure in the Islamic Supreme Council, Adel Abdul Mahdi discussed in a joint meeting in Arbil, the political situation in the region, Iraq, and relations between the territory Kurdistan and Baghdad. "
The statement added that the two sides stressed "the need to continue the dialogue and discussions between Arbil and Baghdad, arguing that address the problems between the two sides start to solve the problems and internal crises in Iraq."
He visited the Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani, Sunday (7 July 2013) of the capital Baghdad, on top of a high-level delegation, held immediately after his arrival a meeting with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, where the two sides discussed the outstanding issues between the center and the region.
And This visit came after a visit by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, last June to Erbil, where he met with Kurdish regional president Massoud Barzani and held talks on the outstanding differences between the two sides, and mentions that the visit of the President of the Government of the region Nechirvan Barzani to Baghdad (April 29, 2013) melted ice in a relationship the center and the region, which has seen during the last period severely strained for several reasons, relating to each issue of the export of oil and other disputed territories and the region's share of the budget and the salaries of the Peshmerga and the other, resulting in a dispute over the adoption of the general budget to the withdrawal of the Kurds and their ministers and their deputies from the Council of Ministers and House of Representatives.
Sadr announced a strategic alliance with al-Hakim .. The Kurds deny accession
11-07-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Baghdad: Hamza Mustafa
In the evolution of a sudden the leader Moqtada al-Sadr for a new alliance with the Islamic Supreme Council headed by Ammar al-Hakim, described as 'strategic', after days of announcing the next prime minister specifications in Iraq, and provided them not to deal with the Americans as occupiers.
Sadr said in response to a question from one of his followers about the existence of skepticism in the coalition between the Liberal bloc (pectoral) and block citizen (of the Supreme Council) and was issued in the form of a statement, said that «many routinely finish and thwart this alliance in various ways», adding: «But what is important Everyone knows that I decided thanks to God that this will be a strategic alliance Alliance as the cross, and is not limited to politics only. Sadr added that «this alliance enhances grade Islamic Shiite Iraqi National», pointing out that «makes the political arena with a clear equal erases all shed and uniqueness; to be an alliance, service to the oppressed Iraqi people. Sadr continued: «I will stay, seeking to bridge the gap in viewpoints between the grass roots of both sides, and erase what was or what will be, God forbid, even if caused by arson.
The announcement of this alliance between the main two factions of Shiites in Iraq after the experience seemed successful so far in terms of the division of powers in local governments in a number of provinces, in the forefront of Baghdad, which is the maximum Sadrists and Alcilcin including State of Law coalition led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who had accounted for the most important positions in the capital, and in the forefront of the governor and provincial council chairman for 8 years.
At the time announced for the «Middle East» a member of the Iraqi parliament for the Liberal bloc thoracic Mohammad Reza Khafaji that «the new alliance between the Islamic Supreme Council and the Sadrists includes Kurds also», denied the head of the Kurdistan Alliance bloc in the Iraqi parliament Fuad Masum join the Kurds to any alliance now.
Khafaji said that «the meeting, which took place between the Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani, the political body of the Sadrist movement has been which they discussed the foundations of this new alliance», adding that «the political body of the Sadrist movement informed Mr. Barzani rejected the extension of the mandate of the three presidencies, including the prime minister, and that this decision irreversible for us ».
Khafaji said that «the new alliance, which includes the Kurds would not be against any other party, including the Sunni Front; because everyone knows that the Shiite alliance - Kurdish historic coalition.
But the head of the Kurdistan Alliance bloc in the Iraqi parliament Fuad Masum, denied in a statement to «Middle East» join the Kurds to any alliance, saying that «this is not put on the table with any party, either during the visit by Mr. Massoud Barzani to Baghdad and meetings intensive with senior leaders and officials, or at the level of the Kurdish leadership.
Masum added that «it is still too early to talk about any form or type of alliances, and thus assure that there is no validity to any news in this direction.
And on the atmosphere that accompanied Barzani's visit to Baghdad Masum said that «the visit achieved its objectives in all respects, and the most important thing is the agreement among the leaders not to enter into details and leave these things to the joint committees, which must take time». He pointed out that «Barzani was extremely satisfaction level meetings and talking points and what has been reached with all parties», adding that «there is an agreement between the two main parties in the Kurdistan region: the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party, on this visit, and what is being discussed through it, and that all things take place by agreement of the parties sake of supreme national interest in Kurdistan and the whole of Iraq.
[SIZE=5]Babylon government rejects dialogue with Sadr and Hakim .. Demonstration of popular faces "dropped"[/SIZE]
11-07-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Baghdad / Wael grace
Description deputies blocs of the citizen and the Liberals in the province of Babylon, the local government of the province of non-congruent Marjaheen failure in the administration of the province in the event of its insistence on marginalizing blocks winner in the elections, while facing local government demonstration popularity will be launched soon after called by activists on Facebook, while He said the rule of law, who heads the local government positions vacant for objecting blocks.
He was elected the province of Babylon, mid-June last year, a member of (pool competencies) Thunder Jubouri, head of the provincial council, and a member (a coalition of state law) Honest meaning conservative new, while the Council voted on the candidates (a coalition of state law) and (alliance of Babylon to change) to fill Vice-Governor and the Deputy Chairman of the Board, the center fully neutralize the masses (Liberal) and (citizen), which قاطعتا the voting session.
The winner MP about a block home in Babylon Hassoun Fatlawi that "the formation of local government in the province was based on the right of marginalization largest blocs in the province," he said, adding that the measure "will create a state of weakness in the performance of the government and lack of harmony and a sense of injustice." Fatlawi said in connection with the "long" yesterday that provincial councils are the Governments of the service, preferring to be the involvement of all the winning blocs in the government formation, refusing to marginalize any party.
He demanded Fatlawi, a member of the mass of the citizen "for the rule of law to open the door to dialogue with the blocks excluded from the local government and the restructuring of the province," stressing that "blocks to اتطلب the nothing but electoral Asthakaha."
But Fatlawi confirmed the absence of any intention of Maliki's coalition to negotiate with the citizen or Liberal, surprising for some small blocks that Haktaat one seat on the important positions in the province ruled out mass, which included 7 members.
The mass of citizens, led by head of the Islamic Supreme Council Ammar al-Hakim in the province of Babylon, announced last month, for the formation of a new coalition as the (Babylon alliance first), with the participation of six political entities to form a local government in the province.
The 24 members of the 31 members of the new governor of Babylon, had on June 15 last year, the performance was sworn in the Court of Appeals of Babylon in order to avoid exceeding the legal deadline set for the convening of the new councils, in the absence of consensus on the distribution of positions in the new government formation.
Meanwhile, a state law which won 8 seats in Babylon that the line-up the current full and irreversible There are no positions free of any component outside the line, and acknowledged head of the coalition in Babylon honest hinted the existence of "differences in the local government for the presence of 14 members out of line," stressing lack of "vacant positions in the government."
Did not appear hinted in an interview with the term no intention of mass open the door to dialogue with blocs of the Liberals and the citizen, noting that the government fully forming and the provincial council did its intersection any party and held until today four sessions legal, expressing fears of demonstrations in the province, citing fears that hinder protests work service and disrupt the security situation.
And addressed the organizers of the demonstration and wide against the current composition of the Government of Babylon, in a publication on Facebook people of Babylon that the Preparatory Committee for the demonstrations began to work in coordination with the bodies youth and student to demonstrate in all areas of the province of Babylon, did not specify the date for the demonstration, but said that the time is near to start the demonstrations.
The organizing committee called for the people of Babylon demonstrations to topple the local government and the formation of technocratic other in accordance with the standards, as called to demand better services and to clarify the policy of the local government and its program in the province.
Denied Ktlta citizen and the Liberal relationship calls pretending, MP said the citizen Hassoun Fatlawi "we heard the intention of some of the people of Babylon to organize protests and not a relationship Balthhid her," while MP rib for Babylon Jawad al-Jubouri out demonstrators to protest the lack of involvement of the bloc in the government formation, but denied relationship Liberals calling for mass demonstrations.
He said al-Jubouri in connection with the "long" that a local government in Babylon, confused, and under pressure the central government and the parties that formed the province, and most likely break up of government contract for heterogeneity, stressing that the selection hasty and adopted in the vote on the half plus one, which is Miattabrh Jubouri "reason for the disintegration In the event of withdrawal of any member of the line ", and demanded that the Liberal MP for Maliki's coalition government restructuring and the involvement of all the winning blocs in the new line-up.
[SIZE=5]Liberals: the rule of law proposals impede "federal" and the multiplicity of religious authorities hold "jurists veto"[/SIZE]
11-07-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
BAGHDAD / Mohammad Sabah
Carried the Liberal bloc in Parliament, on Wednesday, a coalition of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, is responsible for blocking the Federal Court to pass a law through the submission of new proposals not Dkhalha within the proposed draft of the law.
As unveiled a proposal to the state law requires that the members of the Court are elected by my presidency of the Republic and the Minister, pointed to the insistence of the religious authority to grant veto law experts, and talked about the difficulty of their choice due to the multiplicity of religious leaders of the Shiite community. In the meantime, state law has denied the charges against her, loaded with the Presidency of the Council of Representatives responsible for the failure to vote on the law of the Federal Court.
The decision of the House of Representatives last week announced the agreement of the parliamentary blocs to pass the 14 important law, including the laws of the Federal Court and the Federation Council and the redrawing of administrative boundaries of the provinces.
The Parliament succeeded, in December 2012, to vote on the Law of the Judicial Council by an absolute majority, but failed to reach a compromise formula of the Federal Court that require a two-thirds majority vote.
In this context, the MP said Prince Kanani, a member of the legal committee of the Liberal bloc, said that "the failure of the House of Representatives passed a bill borne by the Federal Court block a coalition of state law, which expressed its objection during the vote." Kanani said, in a statement to the "long" yesterday, saying that "the Presidency has to postpone the vote on this project for the second semester of the fourth legislative year in order to make some adjustments to the paragraphs."
The MP for the Liberal bloc that "the legal committee has worked to make some amendments to the involvement of specialists from the Federal Court was the delivery of a copy of the bill amended to the Presidency of the Council of Representatives to display on the agenda, but the chairman of the parliament made a big mistake when presented with a draft law on the heads of the blocks who began the inclusion of new paragraphs to the draft. " And a member of the Legal Committee continues his speech for the "long" saying "of points that have been added to the draft law of the Federal Court made by MP Hadi al-Hakim, as a representative of the religious authority in the House of Representatives, giving law scholars veto." He pointed out that "the Kurdistan Alliance, in turn, demanded that there should be scholars of law and the number four and have a right of veto with regard to issues of rights and freedoms," pointing out that "the National Alliance called for the lifting of the number of members of Sharia scholars and experts to nine."
He revealed Kanani that the "coalition of state law introduced four new requests, but agreed with the National Coalition, including as Chairman of the Federal Court head of the judiciary, while confirms the bill as head of legal person, either the second request to be retained half of the members of the Court current, Aiit that determines the age of judges to 70 years, and the fourth to be choosing members of the Federal Court and authenticated by the President and the Prime Minister after the issuance of a presidential decree to this subject, "noting that" the President of the Republic is now, and who runs the office is the Vice President of the Republic Khudair Khuzai ".
He stressed Kanani that "a coalition of state law aims not to pass this law after its agreement with the National Coalition on all observations since 2011, so opposed the vote in the meeting," Mrahja "the inability of the House of Representatives to pass a law does not currently not even in the second legislative term because there ارداة of the government to keep this court. "
Kanani pointed out that "the number of members of the Court, as stipulated in the bill, is 9 judges, but that number rose after the intervention of the political blocs to up to 17", stressing that "blocs are trying to agree on a hybrid court."
With regard to Sharia Pfgahae, says a member of the legal committee that "their names are served by the collections of endowments by one scholar of the Sunni component and another component Kurdish and Shi'ite two." But the MP for the Liberal bloc is expected to be "There is a problem facing divans in the process of selecting scholars, especially that of the Shiites five to six references makes it difficult to agree on a choice of two."
On the other hand denied the coalition of state law to be behind the inability of the House of Representatives vote on the law of the Federal Court, blaming the President of the House of Representatives full responsibility for this failure. MP Hassan said Yassiri told the "term" that "parliament speaker asked the political blocs on Monday to meet to reach an agreement on the Law of the Federal Court did not reach a final agreement." He added that "Najafi before the vote, request another meeting attended by all the political blocs, which confused the situation which led to obtain objections to the vote and the Iraqi withdrawal from the meeting, noting that the coalition is ready to vote on this law."