Maliki's coalition in response to a call by Sadr to drop his: Khanh expression of
23-07-2013 | ( صوت العراق) - 23-07-2013 (Voice of Iraq ) | (بغداد: «الشرق الأوسط» Baghdad: Al-Sharq Al-Awsat
في وقت نأى المجلس الأعلى الإسلامي بزعامة عمار الحكيم عن التصريحات التي أدلى بها زعيم التيار الصدري، مقتدى الصدر، أول من أمس وأعلن فيها بدء العد التنازلي لحكومة رئيس الوزراء المالكي وعدم منحه فرصة ثانية، اعتبر ائتلاف دولة القانون بزعامة المالكي أن تصريحات الصدر «لا تهدف إلى إسقاط العملية السياسية لأن الصدر من بناتها وله فيها نواب ووزراء بل هي تعبير عن غضبه على التردي الأمني الذي ندرك جميعا أنه لم يعد ممكنا السكوت عليه». At a time distanced the Islamic Supreme Council headed by Ammar al-Hakim of the statements made by the cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, the day before yesterday and announced the start of the countdown to the government of Prime Minister Maliki and not to give him a second chance, considered the State of Law coalition led by al-Maliki's remarks chest «not intended to drop the political process because of her daughters has a chest where MPs and ministers, but is an expression of anger on the security deterioration which we are all aware that it can no longer be tolerated. وقال نائب في الائتلاف ذاته «أن الصدر خانه التعبير». The deputy in the same coalition «that betrayed chest expression.
وكان عدد من قادة الخط الأول في العراق قد بدأوا خلال الأيام القليلة الماضية اجتماعات متواصلة من أجل تقريب وجهات النظر بين مختلف الأطراف وحث البرلمان على تمرير بعض القوانين المعطلة بالإضافة إلى إمكانية تحويل «وثيقة الشرف» التي أطلقها نائب الرئيس العراقي خضير الخزاعي إلى التزام قانوني وأخلاقي وذلك بالتنسيق مع قيادة المجلس الأعلى الإسلامي التي كانت قد أطلقت «ميثاق شرف» أوائل يونيو (حزيران) الماضي. A number of the leaders of the first line in Iraq had begun during the past few days continuous meetings for the convergence of views between the various parties urged parliament to pass some laws broken in addition to the possibility of converting «document of honor» launched by Iraqi Vice President Khodair al commitment to legal and ethical in coordination with the leadership of the Islamic Supreme Council, which had launched a 'code of honor' early June last year.
وفي هذا السياق أكد الخزاعي أنه يعمل على إيصال وثيقة الشرف إلى مستوى «الالتزام القانوني والأخلاقي» وذلك لدى لقائه ممثل الأمين العام للأمم المتحدة في بغداد. In this context Alkhozai confirmed that it works on the delivery of a document of honor to the level of «moral and legal obligation and that the meeting with the representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Baghdad. وقال بيان صادر عن مكتب الخزاعي إنه «مستمر في الجهود مع كل القوى السياسية والشرائح الاجتماعية لتفعيل مبادئ وثيقة الشرف وإيصالها إلى مستوى الإلزام القانوني والأخلاقي». A statement issued by the Office of Alkhozai that «continuing efforts with all political forces and social strata to activate the principles of honor and document delivery to the level of legal and moral obligation. من جانبه أكد ممثل الأمم المتحدة أن الأخيرة «مستمرة في دعمها لجهود الخزاعي ومختلف القوى السياسية والاجتماعية والنسوية العراقية للوصول إلى حل يرضي جميع الأطراف». For his part, the representative of the United Nations that the recent «continues to support the efforts of Alkhozai and various political and social forces and Iraqi women to reach a solution that satisfies all parties.
وفي سياق اللقاءات المكثفة بين الأطراف التقى صالح المطلك، نائب رئيس الوزراء وأمين عام جبهة الحوار الوطني، مع وفد من التيار الصدري وبحثوا مجمل الأوضاع الأمنية والخدمية إضافة إلى مستقبل العملية السياسية. In the context of intensive meetings between the parties met Saleh al-Mutlaq, Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary General of the National Dialogue Front, with a delegation from the Sadrist movement and discussed the overall security situation and service as well as the future of the political process. وقال بيان صدر عن مكتب المطلك، إن «اللقاء بحث التداعيات الأمنية التي تشهدها العاصمة بغداد ومحافظة ديالى وما يجري فيها من مشكلات تدعو إلى وقفة جادة لفك العقد والقضايا العالقة وحفظ أمن المواطنين». A statement issued by the Office of al-Mutlaq, said that «the meeting they discussed the security implications taking place in the capital Baghdad and Diyala province, and what is happening where problems calls for a serious stand to break the contract and the outstanding issues and maintain the security of citizens.
وفي السياق نفسه بحث رئيس المجلس الأعلى الإسلامي مع إياد علاوي، زعيم القائمة العراقية، الأوضاع السياسية والأمنية في البلاد. In the same context, research head of the Islamic Supreme Council with Iyad Allawi, leader of the Iraqi List, the political and security situation in the country. وقال بيان للمكتب الإعلامي للمجلس الأعلى إن «الحكيم التقى رئيس ائتلاف العراقية وأمين عام حركة الوفاق الوطني إياد علاوي وأنه جرى خلال اللقاء استعراض الأوضاع السياسية التي يشهدها العراق وضرورة تكثيف الجهود لمعالجة تلكؤ العملية السياسية وانعكاستها على كافة قطاعات الحياة خاصة الأوضاع الأمنية وضرورة الحفاظ على أرواح المواطنين نتيجة الخروقات الأمنية المتكررة». A statement by the information bureau of the Supreme Council that «Hakim met the president of a coalition of Iraq and the Secretary General of the National Accord Movement, Iyad Allawi, and that during the meeting, review the political situation taking place in Iraq and the need to intensify efforts to address the reluctance of the political process and Anekasthe to all sectors of life, especially the security situation and the need to preserve the lives of citizens result of repeated security breaches. وفي هذا السياق أكد حميد معلة الساعدي، المتحدث الرسمي باسم المجلس الأعلى، في تصريح لـ«الشرق الأوسط » أن «الحراك السياسي الذي يجري حاليا والذي يقوم به السيد الحكيم بالتنسيق مع بعض القادة السياسيين ومنهم السيد نائب الرئيس خضير الخزاعي إنما هو حراك جاد وأن الهدف منه هو تجاوز ما هو قائم حاليا خصوصا وأن الحراك اليوم كان قد انطلق من دعوة الحكيم للفرقاء السياسيين وما ترتب عليها من توقيع ميثاق شرف»، مؤكدا أن «ميثاق الشرف والذي نتجت عنه عملية هدوء في الجانب السياسي يتطلب اليوم العمل على تسويق وثيقة الشرف التي أطلقها السيد الخزاعي بما يؤدي إلى إنضاج رؤية متكاملة وهو ما يجري الآن طرحه على الجميع من خلال اللقاءات والحوارات الثنائية والثلاثية». In this context, emphasized Hamid Maaleh Saadi, a spokesman for the Supreme Council, told «Middle East» that «the political movement, which is currently being carried out by Mr. Hakim in coordination with some political leaders, including Mr. Vice President Khodair al-but it is a motionless serious and objective it is beyond what exists now, especially since mobility today had started from an invitation wise opponents of the politicians and the subsequent signing of the charter of honor », adding that« the code of honor, which resulted in a lull in the political side requires a day to work on marketing and document Honor launched by Mr. Alkhozai including leads to the maturation of an integrated vision which is now being put everyone through meetings and bilateral and trilateral dialogues. وأضاف الساعدي أن «هناك أمورا بدأت تأخذ طريقها إلى العمل مثل معاودة العمل باللجنة الخماسية التي تهدف إلى إنضاج الكثير من القوانين والتشريعات في إطار المصالحة الوطنية كما أن البرلمان بدا يتحرك وإن ببطء من أجل تمرير بعض القوانين». Saadi added that «there are things began to take her way to work, such as the resumption of work of the Committee of Five, which aims to maturation of many of the laws and legislation in the framework of national reconciliation and the parliament seemed albeit slowly moves in order to pass some laws.
وردا على الأوضاع الأمنية المتردية وتصريحات زعيم التيار الصدري التي أعلن فيها بدء العد التنازلي للحكومة ودعا إلى انتفاضة لإسقاط حكومة المالكي، قال الساعدي، إن «تحالفنا مع التيار الصدري لا علاقة له برؤى منفصلة واجتهادات وآراء تخص مجمل العملية السياسية وبالتالي لا بد أن نفصل بين التصريحات وبين التفاهمات إذ لا صلة بين الاثنين»، مؤكدا «استمرار دعمنا للحكومات المحلية والأجهزة الأمنية والدعوة الدائمة إلى تشريع القوانين والأهم هو معالجة الخلل الأمني الذي هو مصدر قلق لنا جميعا». In response to the deteriorating security situation and the statements of the leader of the Sadrist movement, which announced the start of the countdown for the government and called for an uprising to overthrow the government of al-Maliki, said al-Saadi, said that «our alliance with the Sadrist movement has nothing to do with visions of separate judgments and opinions related to the overall political process and therefore do not have to separate the statements and between the understandings as no connection between the two, saying «our continued support to local governments and security agencies and standing invitation to the legislation of laws and most importantly is to address the security flaw, which is a concern for all of us».
من جهته أكد عضو البرلمان العراقي عن ائتلاف دولة القانون صادق اللبان في تصريح لـ«الشرق الأوسط» أن «أكثر ما يمكن أن نقوله إن السيد الصدر قد خانه التعبير وأنه استخدم بعض العبارات ليس بهدف إسقاط العملية السياسية لأنه جزء منها وهو أحد بناتها، ولكنه عبر عن غضبه حيال ما يجري على صعيد الوضع الأمني»، مؤكدا «أننا نشاطر السيد الصدر رؤيته من أن هذا الوضع لا يمكن السكوت عليه، ولكنه مثلما يعرف الجميع أن هذا الوضع من مسؤولية الجميع وما نحتاج إليه ليس التصريحات التي قد لا تجدي نفعا بل ما نحتاج إليه هو إيجاد حلول حقيقية للأزمات السياسية والأمنية لأنها مرتبطة مع بعضها». For his part, member of the Iraqi parliament for a coalition of state law approved frankincense told «Middle East» that «What more can we say that Mr. Sadr had betrayed expression and that he used some of the language is not to overthrow the political process because it is part of one of her daughters, but through expressed anger about what is happening at the level of the security situation », saying« we share Mr. Sadr see that this situation can not be tolerated, but as everyone knows that this situation is the responsibility of everyone and what we need is not the statements that you may not do any good, but what we need it is to find real solutions to the political and security crises because they are associated with each. وأشار اللبان إلى أن «الصدر لم يذهب بعيدا باتجاه زعزعة الوضع السياسي لأنه حريص على استتبابه وبالتالي فإننا نعتبر أن نيات الصدر حسنة ولا يمكن أن نأخذها بغير ذلك». The chewing gum to that «the chest did not go away towards the destabilization of the political situation because keen on Asttbabh and therefore we consider that the good intentions of the chest and can not take it otherwise.
Urgent talks between Sadr and Hakim to topple Maliki
BAGHDAD - Basil Muhammad:
The effects of the deteriorating spiral of security in many parts of Iraq have presented strong doubts about the viability of a political convergence between Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani and Sunni leader and Parliament Speaker Osama Nujaifi, as time has come for the leaders to revisit previous positions of replacing Al-Maliki and choosing an alternative for the Presidency of the Government.
In this context, the prominent leader of the Sadrist Movement in highly confidential and important talks with Shiite leader Ammar al-Hakim in light of the serious security implications in Baghdad in particular, and the attacks that targeted the prisons of Abu Ghraib, Taji that led to the escape of hundreds of prisoners from "Al Qaeda" and other armed groups, pointing out that the main focus of t talks are to examine practical options on how to get rid of the rule of Maliki.
The Sadrist Leader and part of the Shia National Alliance that heads the Iraqi Government has reached decisive convictions that Maliki is no longer the right person to lead Iraq and the future security situation will only get worse if he is left in the Cabinet, and therefore the leaders of this Shiite Alliance must have frank conversations about the fatal errors committed by Maliki in the security file management that triggered the resignation of Division Commander Major General Nasser from the 17th Brigade of the Iraqi Army as a result of "errors committed by the military high command," in an indirect reference to Maliki himself.
He added that we, the leaders of the Shiite Alliance are now between saving the blood of Iraqi citizens or keeping Maliki as Prime Minister, therefore things are moving seriously forward the possibility of other options to replace the head of the Government, namely:
-The first option in the formulation of political consensus between the parties on the dismissal of Maliki's Shiite Coalition and to choose a replacement to lead until the next government, but this consensus would need strong Iranian opposition because Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei seems convinced having Maliki at the helm of Iraq as one of the most important benefits that Syria’s Bashar Al-Assad has.
- The second option includes the urgent establishment of an alliance between Hakim, Sadr along with Najaf,iBarzani and Iyad Allawi’s coalitions to form an interim government to hold EARLY GENERAL ELECTIONS and the appointment of ministers of Interior and Defense to improve security and stop the deterioration.
- The third option is to have ongoing communication with some of the leaders from the Coalition of State Law with an aim to force Maliki to resign himself and withdraw from power, but this move will face strong attitudes of the Dawa Party that is near and dear to the Iranian leadership, which opposes the principle of resignation.
The leader of the Sadrist Movement has information in its possession that indicates that Maliki has begun facing very difficult psychological issues, HE FEELS THAT MOST OF HIS SECURITY AND MILITARY LEADERS ARE SET IN POSITIONS OF LEADERSHIP TO BETRAY HIM, and that these leaders accepted the positions with Special Interest considerations without heed to their destiny as a head of Government.
He revealed that there have been occurrences of altercations in the past few days between Maliki and security leaders once loyal to him because of the continuing violence and more escalation.
The Sadrist leader suggested that rising differences between al-Maliki and his loyalists inside his security commands will lead to some extent a Split by some military units or use some of the security leaders to get rid of al-Maliki.
By: Omar al-Shaher for Al-Monitor Iraq Pulse Posted on July 22.
Two Iraqi parliamentary committees monitoring fiscal policy in Iraq have held two contradictory positions on the Iraqi currency “reset” project, which would delete three zeros from the currency. There has been much debate about the project's feasibility and the date of its implementation.
Various bodies within the Iraqi government are debating the implications of a move to “reset” the national currency by deleting three zeros from it.
Iraqi Division Over Currency “Reset”
Author: Omar al-Shaher
Posted on: July 22 2013
Translated by: Naria Tanoukhi
Categories : Originals Iraq
While the parliamentary Economic Committee believes that the deletion of three zeros from the Iraqi currency would strengthen it, the parliamentary Finance Committee fears that this project would open the door to counterfeit operations.
In a statement to Al-Monitor, Mudher Mohammad Saleh, former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Iraq, warned against the consequences of such a step if it is not implemented at the appropriate time.
Abdul Abbas Shayya, a member of the Economic Committee in the Iraqi parliament, told Al-Monitor, “Reforming the management of the Iraqi currency now requires the deletion of three zeros. This has been endorsed by the parliamentary Economy and Investment Committee."
Shayya, an MP for the State of Law Coalition led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, added that the Economic Committee "asked the government and the Central Bank to quickly replace the current Iraqi currency with another that is less [in value] by three zeros."
"The Iraqi currency is weak, and the money supply has amounted to multi-trillions because of the existence of these useless zeros," he said. "The country will witness a significant increase in oil revenues, financial earnings and high budgets. Thus, we need to print new banknotes, as estimated by the Central Bank."
"Iraq would need about 9 billion banknotes in the event of applying the deletion of zeros. Iraq today is dealing with 4 billion banknotes," he said.
MP Nahida Daini of Ayad Allawi's Iraqiya List agrees with Shayya, her colleague in the Economic Committee. In an interview with Al-Monitor, she stressed the need to implement the Iraqi currency “reset” project. However, she said that the government fears money laundering operations in the event of the project's implementation.
She said, "The Economic Committee last week requested to implement the deletion of zeros from the currency, but the Council of Ministers asked to delay the process for fear of money laundering operations."
Daini believes that the government's fears "are mere concerns." She said, "There are regulators in Iraq who can follow up and ensure the integrity of the project."
Meanwhile, the parliamentary Finance Committee believes that channelling resources toward ensuring the stability of the local currency exchange rate is better than the deletion of zeros.
Magda al-Tamimi, member of the parliamentary Finance Committee, told Al-Monitor, "The delay in deleting zeros from the currency was due to fears of possible fraud operations. The Finance Committee is currently focused on controlling the currency auction," which is carried out by the Central Bank to provide merchants with hard currency necessary for import.
Iraq’s fiscal policy has come under criticism due to the fluctuation of local currency exchange rates against global currencies.
According to Tamimi, "Iraq is not ready to control the possible currency fraud that may result from the deletion of zeros." The Finance Committee, Tamimi added, "is now working toward controlling the Iraqi currency auction, which is witnessing a significant fluctuation in the exchange rate of the Iraqi dinar against the dollar."
"Development is the gateway to strengthening the currency. Thus, raising the value of the dinar is more important than the deletion of zeros," she said.
Saleh told Al-Monitor, "The deletion of three zeros from the currency means deleting three grades from the calculation records of the Republic of Iraq. The decision to implement the deletion of zeros next year is very dangerous and risky. This issue must be done at the appropriate time."
Saleh added, "We need to reform the currency management and accounting systems in the country in general. This can only be initiated in a new fiscal year."
"There are many encouraging positive factors to reform the currency management system," he said, also noting that the deletion of zeros "does not only involve changing the design of the currency. It implies changing the economic system in the country in general."
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 Le Monde, the Iraqi Alesbuyia magazine, Egypt’s Al-Ahaly and the Elaph website.
By: Mustafa al-Kadhimi for Al-Monitor Iraq Pulse Posted on July 22.
Iraqi-Saudi relations is the most complex issue that Iraq has to deal with. But, at the same time, it is the closest to being resolved if the political entities of both countries prove to be serious about resuming the historical relations that brought their countries together.
After years of misunderstandings and tensions, relations between Iraq and Saudi Arabia have begun to warm up.
The Relationship Between Iraq and Saudi Arabia: Protracted Probing
Author: Mustafa al-Kadhimi
Posted on: July 22 2013
Translated by: Kamal Fayad
Categories : Originals Iraq
While Iraqi-Saudi relations were never at their best — except for short periods of time — the iciness that gripped them never prevented both from appreciating the reciprocal strategic, cultural, human and religious roles that they played in the region and the world.
By completely cutting off Iraqi-Saudi relations in the aftermath of Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia joined the ranks of the front that endeavored throughout the 1990s to curtail the role played by Saddam Hussein’s regime, contain its regional ambitions and eventually lead the political charge that resulted in its downfall in 2003.
Everyone remembers that Saudi Arabian health and political crews rushed to enter Iraq in the early days that followed the toppling of the regime, in a clear indication that the kingdom was ready to open up politically and economically to Iraq.
But this openness never truly materialized as a result of mistakes committed by both sides.
First, Iraqi political leaderships that ruled the country from 2003 onward never really understood the strategic weight that Saudi Arabia possessed. Furthermore, they often behaved and reacted in an emotional and undisciplined manner when confronted with the role played by the kingdom in Iraq and the region. This behavior was construed in the kingdom as an indication of Iraq’s unwillingness to establish deep and strong relations with Riyadh, while rushing headlong to bolster relations with Iran.
Second, in turn, Saudi Arabia did not expend real effort to restore normal relations with Iraq, and did not return in force to the Iraqi arena — nor did it encourage Saudi investors to do so, which the Iraqis interpreted as an attempt by the kingdom to impose a conditional relationship.
In both cases, the subjects of terrorism and sectarian polarization in the region greatly affected the relationship. Iraqis did not differentiate between Saudi terrorist militants fighting in Iraq and the kingdom. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia construed Iraq’s relationship with Iran as emanating from a Shiite desire to threaten the region’s Sunni Muslims.
All these ambiguities hampered the evolution of the relationship, and increased the coldness with which each country regarded the other.
In this regard, Ali al-Mousawi, spokesman for the Iraqi prime minister, told Al-Monitor on July 18 in Baghdad, "Relations between the two countries were in a holding pattern as each of them considered what their political stance would be."
The truth is that their relationship has undergone numerous developments during the past years, which portend to the possibility of greatly improving. Following the Arab Summit meeting held in Baghdad in 2012, Saudi Arabia decided to appoint a non-resident ambassador to Iraq — a move that was greatly welcomed by the Iraqis.
And, on June 15, in another sign of increasing trust, Iraq signed a prisoner exchange agreement with Saudi Arabia, which was followed by an actual exchange of prisoners between them as a prelude to this file being closed once and for all. Furthermore, Saudi sources confirmed earlier this month that a senior Saudi delegation would visit Baghdad soon to pave the way for the reopening of the embassy in Iraq.
All these indications are important, but, both sides must work toward bolstering their relationship and put an end to the probing and shaken confidence that has lasted for years.
Saudi Arabia must resume its active role in Iraq and open the door toward strategic long-term relations with Baghdad. This will not only serve the interests of both countries, but will effectively contribute in appeasing the sectarian tensions that have been markedly increasing in the Middle East over the past years.
The pivotal role that Iraq and Saudi Arabia can play in restoring balance to the region previously justified the prolonged periods of mistrust that characterized their relationship. It should now justify ending this period and start a new one predicated upon the preservation of their mutual interests.
Mustafa al-Kadhimi is an Iraqi writer specializing in defense of democracy. He has extensive experience in documenting testimony and archiving documentaries associated with repressive practices.
The PUK is Ready to Ride Again
by REBWAR KARIM WALI
The recent agreement between the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on the extension of Massoud Barzani’s presidency means that the PUK is once again becoming a decision-making force in Kurdistan.
The PUK knows well that the KDP would not exchange it for any other ally in Kurdistan or Iraq. In return, to be able to continue its rule, the KDP needs a strong and decisive partner, such as it has in the PUK.
During the past decade the PUK has been going downhill, allowing the KDP to extract all manner of concessions. But now, the PUK seems to be getting back on its feet and changing the equations.
It is quite possible that the PUK’s sufferings may soon inflict its rival Change Movement (Gorran), which sneakily tried to undermine the PUK, but did not get far.
Gorran has been counting on seeing the PUK as a dead horse, but that is a clear miscalculation: As long as the KDP is alive, so is the PUK.
It would have been wiser for Gorran to try to win over undecided or frustrated voters than try to drive a wedge between the PUK and its supporters.
A look at the list of candidates the PUK has put forward for the next round of parliamentary elections would show that the party has revitalized itself and given its leaders and supporters new energy and confidence.
It also means the PUK has finally concentrated decision making powers in the hands of its deputy chief, Kosrat Rasul Ali, who can keep the party together and carry it forward in the absence of Jalal Talabani, the party leader and Iraqi president who has been in Germany ever since a stroke in December.
The next elections will make the PUK a strong power, allowing it to stand on the same pedestal as the KDP. Their alliance also will continue, and the PUK’s words will carry more weight.
Diyala’s Sunnis: ‘We Need Peshmarga Protection’
By Aso Fishagi
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Amid a rampage of bloodshed that has ripped through Iraq and killed at least 200 people since the start of Ramadan, Sunnis in the religiously mixed and volatile Diyala province are asking the autonomous Kurds to send in their Peshmarga forces for protection.
A mosque attack during Friday prayers in the town of Wajihiya in Diyala, which killed 20 people and revived fears of a return to the fierce Shiite-Sunni violence that followed the 2003 US-led invasion, has Sunni leaders turning to the Kurds, and Shiites opposing the call.
The demand for the deployment of the Peshmergas began with Salim al-Jibouri, a Diyala MP in the Iraqi parliament, who recently said the fighters were needed to counter armed groups and rising instability.
Diyala is home to several major Kurdish towns and villages, and at times the Kurdistan Regional Government has sent in its Peshmarga forces to protect Kurds fleeing in large numbers to parts of Iraqi Kurdistan.
Ahmad Saeed, the head of the Sunni endowment office in Baquba who blames the country’s Shiite leaders in Baghdad for the deteriorating security situation, agrees that only the predominantly Sunni Kurds can impose security.
Saeed, a prominent Friday preacher, has called for the formation of a new special force to work alongside the Peshmergas for security.
But Qasim Mamouri, spokesperson for the Shiite-dominated Diyala National Coalition, says that despite people’s legitimate concerns for safety, the deployment of any outside force is unacceptable.
“We do want the protection of this province’s population, but not just one particular group,” he told Rudaw. “But we vehemently oppose the formation of any ethnic-based force for the purpose of protection.”
Mamouri added that the cause of the problems in Diyala is political, and has to do with how the provincial administration is structured.
“Therefore, we welcome a suggestion by the (Shiite) Sadr Movement to dissolve the current administration, change the governor and form a new administration that would embrace all groups,” he said.
This political dispute, said Mamouri, is what has got some armed groups excited.
Sunni religious leaders across the province spoke out in Friday sermons last week about the persecution of Sunni residents by Shiite militias. They called for the establishment of a Sunni protection force.
Saeed said that the Sunnis can no longer trust the Iraqi army or security forces, following raids to capture suspected Sunni insurgents.
“The Sunnis have full trust in the Peshmerga forces because they have proven their neutrality in the past,” he said.
Second Amendment Act of the customs tariff law No. 22 of 2010, as amended
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Second Amendment to the customs tariff law No. 22 of 2010, as amended
Article - 1 -
The text of Article (11) of the customs tariff law No. (22) of 2010, as amended and replaced by the following:
Article - 11 -
This law shall be in stages, and are selected and the designation of imported goods covered by each phase in coordination between the Authority General for Customs and the Committee on Economic Affairs of the Council of Ministers that does not exceed the time limit for the application of the final stage and access to the full application of the provisions of the law three years from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.
Secondly - the Minister of Finance to instruct the implementation of this law.
Third - This law shall be as of 30/6/2012.
Article - 2 -
The text of Article (9) of the customs tariff law No. (22) of 2010, as amended and replaced with the following text:
Article - 9 -
First - The Law of the customs tariff number (77) for the year 1955 and is the Coalition Provisional Authority (dissolved) No. (54) for the year 2004 (trade liberalization policy of 2004).
Re working on the orders of the Coalition Provisional Authority (dissolved) No. (38) for the year 2003 (tax reconstruction of Iraq, as amended), and until the completion of stages of the application of the customs tariff law No. (22) of 2010, as amended.
The provisions of CPA Order (dissolved) No. (38) for the year 2003 on imported goods set forth in the schedules of tariff of customs duties and agricultural calendar attached to the customs tariff law No. (22) for the year 2010 and until the average coverage of its provisions, and as the case may be.
Fourth - does not work any law or instructions or regulations inconsistent with the provisions of this law.
Article 3 -
This law shall be published in the Official Gazette.
In order to allow sufficient time to provide the technical requirements necessary to implement the provisions of the customs tariff law and maintain the level of prices in the Iraqi market at the present time and protect consumers from price increase expected as a result of the implementation of the Act and to provide assurance the overall difficulty of the application of the law.
House of Representatives vote on the eight laws and decisions and finished first and second readings of four bills
Monday July 22, 2013
House of Representatives voted at the ninth meeting of the first legislative term for the fourth legislative year, which was held under the chairmanship of Mr. Osama Najafi, head of the House of Representatives and the presence of 243 deputies on Monday, 22.07.2013, at eight laws and resolutions as well as the end of the first and second readings of four bills.
At the beginning of the meeting initiated by any of the above-Hakim Mr. Najafi announced a special session on Thursday to discuss the security situation in Baghdad and Diyala in the presence of senior officials in the two provinces.
He also called on Mr. Speaker problem investigative parliamentary committees, particularly the Special Committee death of Karbala coach to quickly submit their reports to the House of Representatives.
Then the Council voted on a draft law amending the Law seizure of contraband and forbidden traded in local markets (18) for the year 2008, submitted by the Committees of financial and legal due to the lack of reward given to informants and people who detects the money smuggled and forbidden traded in local markets, granted in accordance with Article 5 of Adjustment Act contraband and forbidden money circulating in the local markets No. 18 for the year 2008 in order to correct the error contained in item / First of Article 6 of the said Act.
And completed the Council vote on the draft law regulating the rent of agricultural land and ownership of the right to dispose of them for graduates of agricultural and veterinary submitted by the committees of agriculture and legal for the purpose of agricultural development in both its plant and animal and dissemination methods of modern agriculture and the development of the productive capacity of agricultural land and create jobs sophisticated is recruited from graduates of agricultural and veterinary and contribution of the sector on the development of the agricultural sector and employ scientific expertise and practical application on agricultural land in order to achieve the development of agriculture in Iraq.
On the other hand the Presidency postponed voting on the official language of the bill submitted by the committees and legal culture, media and finance, education and higher education until the completion of the check.
It also ended the Council vote on the bill the second amendment to the law of the customs tariff number (22) for the year 2010 and submitted by the committees of Finance, Economy and Investment to allow sufficient time to provide the technical requirements necessary to implement the provisions of the law of customs tariff and maintain the level of prices in the Iraqi market at the present time and Consumer Protection of the increase the expected price as a result of the implementation of the Act and to provide conviction overall difficulty of the application of the law.
The Council voted to prevent the MP Mahmoud Hassan from participating in the work of the House of Representatives for violating the rules of procedure for the submission of a written apology.
The Presidency also decided to postpone the vote on the nomination of the members of the Appeals Chamber judges responsible for hearing appeals on the decisions of the Accountability and Justice Commission and sponsored by the Legal Committee to a future meeting.
The Council voted to give Mr. (Falah Hassan Chanchal), the position of Chairman of the board of the Justice and Accountability (Mr. Bakhtiar Omar Mohiuddin) vice-president.
Then completed the House of Representatives to vote on a proposal honoring the youth teams and military support for football and submitted by the Committee of Youth and Sports to allocate 3 million dinars for each player and the owners of the training and technical elected.
The Council also voted on a proposal honoring the top ten students for the academic year 2012 - 2013 and sponsored by the Education Committee, where MP Adel الشرشاب, the Chairman of the Committee to honor outstanding students in the amount of 2 million dinars, representing an important message for outstanding students and their parents.
He completed the first reading of the proposed law to amend election law, the House of Representatives (16) for the year 2005 and the report of the Legal Committee in order to conduct free and fair elections and conduct high level of transparency for the purpose of representing the will of the voter truly representative and to allow fair competition and away from external influences for the purpose of improving the political process.
Then completed the first reading of the proposed law to reverse the decisions of the Revolutionary Command Council (defunct) numbered (1021) for the year 1983, (197) for the year 1994, (145) for the year 2001 and the report of the Legal Committee of the fact that decisions are incompatible with the principles of the rights and fundamental freedoms enshrined in the Constitution, which guaranteed Citizens belonging to trade unions as a trade union lawyers, especially judges who have a long service in the judiciary.
He ended the second reading of the draft law on the first amendment to the law of the Agricultural Credit Fund for peasants and small farmers (28) for the year 2009 and the report of the Agriculture and Finance Committees.
In interventions, ladies and gentlemen of Representatives MP Hamid Buffy the proposed increase in the Fund's capital to 100 billion dinars to provide assistance to borrowers from the peasants.
The MP pointed Bayazid Hassan to the need to increase the number of members of the Fund's proposal that the terms of reference of this fund to the Ministry of Agriculture.
The MP Abbas al-Bayati called the bank to give the key role of agricultural lending to farmers and not to be confused with the powers Lending Fund.
The MP Sabah al-Saadi stressed the importance of the law in reviving the agricultural situation in the country, calling for a capital increase to fund about 500 billion dinars.
While MP Shirwan Waeli grant farmers more facilities for the advancement of agricultural reality and land reform.
He MP Adel الشرشاب of that agricultural land in Iraq, mostly Lands princely and can not achieve development for farmers, but the demise of this category.
The MP was amazed names Moussawi provide the Minister of Agriculture request to withdraw the powers of his ministry overseeing the fund and give it to the Ministry of Finance.
The MP Fatima Hamidi has proposed the formation of a committee comprising representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, Finance and peasants.
The MP demanded Najiba Najib inclusion animal production specialists within the loans provided by the Fund as well as the need to open branches of the Fund in the Kurdistan region.
Rep. considered reproach league to cancel the role of the Ministry of Agriculture in the Fund and transferred to the Ministry of Finance is an important and positive step to cancel the loop routine may impede the operation of the Fund.
MP Abdul Hussein Abtan that the increase in agricultural sector allocations in the budget, contributing to the revitalization of this sector, suggesting that the Under Secretary of Agriculture overseeing the fund.
For its part, the Committee stressed taking into consideration the views and proposals ladies and gentlemen of Representatives.
On the other hand, the Council voted on the budget of the House of Representatives in 2014.
The Council also ended the second reading of the draft law amending the Penal Code No. (111) for the year 1969 and the report of the Legal Committee.
In interventions MP Haidar al-Mulla on the importance of working to develop solutions to the issue of undercover informants through severe punishment on them order not Adhararhm the people.
MP supported Saman Fawzi tighten the confidential informant penalty if their contribution to the reduction of the number of vexatious litigation.
The MP Adel al-Maliki stressed the importance of establishing penalties for those who apply the law wrong.
The MP demanded high Nassif amending the Law on the confidential informant, pointing to the existence of several legal materials reduce the value and benefit of a detective.
For its part, saw MP Ashwaq dry that the erroneous application of the law caused بزج lot of innocent people, despite our need for the law to punish advocate is Detective Detector identity.
The MP called Suad Hamid to determine the severe punishment of the secret informant who did not reveal his identity.
The MP expressed a useful Albulada support for the courts to hold accountable undercover informants who provide information vexatious.
The MP noted Abdul Rahman Alloizi to truly non-activation of the legal texts to punish undercover informants.
For its part, the Commission confirmed that the amendment made by the House of Representatives in 2009 is tougher than the current amendment.
Then decided to adjourn the meeting to next Wednesday 07/24/2013.
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Iraqi Council of Representatives
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Othman criticizes the inability of the government and its security services to address the security file
BAGHDAD / NINA / The independent MP, of the Kurdistan Alliance, Mahmoud Othman criticized "the failure and inability of the government and its security services to handle the security file," warning from" further terrorist operations by al-Qaeda in the future more than Taji and Abu Ghraib prisons, which took place on the yesterday.
Othman called, in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / the three authorities to put an urgent solution to address the country's security and political situation.
He added "The incidents of escape of prisoners from prisons occurred previously in more than one province and, in small level, but the process that took place in Abu Ghraib and Taji prisons were very large," noting that" the insurgents have succeeded in this process to a large extent, as they were able to free a large number of prisoners who are the most dangerous convicts from al Qaeda and armed groups. "
Othman called "Prime Minister, Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces and security leaders to come to the House of Representatives to discuss the deteriorating security in the country, pointing out that the government has become incapable to handle the security file, which began deteriorating day after day. "
He continued that "the situation in Syria affects the security situation in Iraq, because the border has become open for terrorists to move between the two countries as they want, noting that" militia became active in the Iraqi street and they targeted citizens, cafes and playgrounds recently, therefore, the country security has become critical "
It is worth mentioning that gunmen attacked, simultaneously, Abu Ghraib and Taji prisons west and north of Baghdad, which resulted the deaths of 12 people and wounded 56 of the attackers and security forces personnel and prisoners, according to police sources.
A member of the parliamentary Committee on Security and Defense, Hakim al-Zamili announced that between 500 to one thousand prisoners, mostly from al-Qaeda, escaped from the Abu Ghraib prison after the attack.