Iraqi Prime Minister attacking the chest and invites him to retire from politics
08-08-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Huda Jassim (Baghdad) - attacked Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki yesterday, the cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and invited him to "retire or make major reforms in the Sadrist movement," he said, adding that the current shift to "an abuse" against its founders. As directed and Iraqi Defense Ministry appealed to Iraqis to provide information on the ministry funds frozen abroad when international trusteeship imposed on Iraq under Chapter VII.
Maliki said in a television interview with the channel belonging to the Dawa Party, said that "the Sadrist movement has become a way to abuse the founders, where it is difficult adjust power after hitting to this situation, which is where", commenting on the news is uncertain withdrawal chest of political action, saying "I support, while If true, the retirement of Moqtada al-Sadr political work, but my support goes more towards Sadr reforms, and the removal of spoilers who sneaked him. "
Sadr was announced last week, "his retirement from political life and the closure of his private office, in protest against the deteriorating situation the country is going through," while his press office denied it.
Maliki called Sadr to "make real and not media, and therefore either to retire and disown some of the actions of current and weapons, murder and other practices, or to take a brave decision to the implementation of major reforms in it and makes it part of the process of political responsibility and deal with the issues responsibly and not بانفعالات."
The Prime Minister warned the likelihood of penetrating intelligence international ranks of the Sadrist movement, due to the absence of controls in the work of the power by saying, "I said to the chest then what are the controls that Tatmdunha job stream, can sweep away everything; because there is no controls, it is enough to say I'm from power and belongs and come out in demonstrations, and therefore this facilitates the way for many who are looking for opportunities and breakthroughs, they find an opportunity for a breakthrough, and international intelligence this job. "
He added, "Today there are ruptures and Chrzmat in the mainstream, there is a strong movement objecting to the current policy of separation or cracking."
On the recent clashes between members of the Sadrist movement and the League of the Righteous, Maliki said that "this collision will be the biggest, but that what happened will turn into clashes in Sadr himself that has not been real reforms," adding that "as long as the weapon in the hands of people who are not disciplined, there will be clashes. " Maliki criticized the current statements that al-Sadr withdrew in protest at poor services, warning that some ministers who carry bags are services Sadrist ministers, and their number six.
In another matter, directed and Iraqi Defense Ministry appealed to Iraqis in a brief statement calling for "all Iraqis and government officials who have the available information relating to the Department of Defense funds suspended in accordance with Chapter VII, provide us with the work to be returned to the ministry."
The move comes after recently to rid Iraq of international trusteeship, allowing him to move to restore frozen funds abroad and weapons deposited by the former regime in a number of countries. And there was talk over the years that followed the fall of the former regime for the disappearance of thousands of military vehicles, including aircraft, warships and other heavy weapons, as well as secret frozen assets in foreign banks.
As for the Iraqi funds frozen in abroad Valvha the mystery, particularly those deposited in the United States. Put this file for the first time in years after that asked the U.S. Treasury Department from 17 banks and financial institutions raise her hand for $ 1.7 billion, most of which is frozen assets deposited by individuals or companies associated with the regime of President Saddam Hussein, and transferred to the Federal Reserve Bank in New York, so that the U.S. government employ them in a box "Rebuilding Iraq" under the auspices of the United Nations.
Silence and Suspicions in Baghdad over Kurdish National Conference
By ASO FISHAGI
BAGHDAD—As Kurdish leaders across the Middle East prepare for a National Conference due later this month, some Iraqi leaders have voiced concern about the true intentions of the meeting.
An official from Iraq’s ruling State of Law coalition says that Baghdad has no objection to such a conference as long as it does not debate the separation of Kurdistan, and that outcome of the talks do not mean a threat to Iraq or the region.
“If a National Conference is to find a better life for Kurds in Iraq and the region, we have no issues with that,” State of Law spokesman Ali Shalla told Rudaw. “The era of dictatorship and marginalization is over and no one should be able to control what we want to do.”
However, if the intention is to separate Kurdistan from Iraq, then Baghdad will certainly take a stance, Shalla added. He said that the organizers should invite some Iraqi MPs to attend the event.
“We hope that some Iraqi MPs, especially those who are known to be friends of the Kurds, get invited to the conference so that Baghdad knows what is discussed there and avoids any suspicions,” he said.
Ghafour Makhmouri, spokesperson of the National Conference, said that more than 300 foreign dignitaries are invited to the conference, among them the Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.
“A number of Arab figures who have supported the Kurdish cause will also be invited,” Makhmouri said.
Apart from Shalla’s comments, Baghdad and Iraqi leaders in general have so far chosen silence over the event, which has been announced for August 24.
Hashim al-Haboubi, a Baghdad-based political analyst says, “Baghdad’s silence towards this conference has different reasons: The main one is that Maliki’s government is bogged down with the security situation” in Iraq.
Preparation for Iraq’s parliamentary elections next year, said al-Haboubi, is another reason Iraqi leaders have no time to comment on the Kurdish conference.
Haboubi, who is also the secretary general of the Iraqi Republican Assembly, says, “The Kurds should break their shyness and announce their conferences and invite anyone they want more openly and ahead of time.”
The planned National Conference is expected to bring Kurdish parties scattered across the Middle East closer to each other, but its outcome may also sour relations between Baghdad and Erbil in the end.
“Kurds now need a united voice more than ever before,” says al-Haboubi. “And I expect this conference to change a lot for the Kurdish freedom movements in this region.”
Baghdad (AIN) -Independent MP Jawed al-Bazouni stressed that "Replacing the parliament presidency would not solve the problem of the pending law drafts, noting "The parliament blocs' leaders and their disputes are disturbing the endorsement of the laws, but the parliament presidency is part of the problem."
Bazouni told All Iraq News Agency (AIN) "I do not think the parliament presidency are behind the unendorsed laws, but the main reason behind this issue, as I think, is the disagreements among the blocs' leaders."
Dori calls parliament to settle pending laws soon
Thursday, 08 August 2013 09:28
Baghdad (AIN) -MP Itab al-Dori of the Iraqiya Slate called the parliament presidency to ratify the pending law drafts which mostly serve the citizens such as the Retirement Law and the Students Financial Grants law and so on.
She said "The parliament should practice its normal role in serving the citizens rather than to hurdle everything that helps please them, urging the parliament presidency to fully assume its role to enroll the most important law drafts on the agenda to pass them after the holy Eid al-Fitr."
"The parliament council failed in endorsing many service laws as the majority of the MPs care about their interests during the vote away from the citizens' interest," she assured.
Baathists control governance in Iraq again, says Sadrist MP
Thursday, 08 August 2013 09:45
Baghdad (AIN) -MP Hussein al-Shirefi of the Ahrar bloc confirmed that the running of the state in Iraq is no longer under the Premier, Nouri al-Maliki's control and the Baathists returned once again, noting "The Baathists are controlling on all the state departments."
Shirefi stated to All Iraq News Agency (AIN) "The army and the police are completely infiltrated by the Baathists and Fedayeen Saddam and they are imposing control on all the security departments."
"The Baathists started to control the government administration after it came of out of Maliki's hand who permitted them to return to the state offices," he added.
"The key to solve Iraq's problems is to dismiss and ablate the Baathists from the country," he stressed.
IHC: "Eid al-Fitr chance for politicians to reconcile based on reciprocal confidence"
Thursday, 08 August 2013 10:40
Baghdad (AIN) -The Iraqiya Hurra Coalition called the politicians to make the holy Eid al-Fitr chance to start a new juncture that is based on reciprocal confidence.
A statement by the Coalition cited "At a time we congratulate the Iraqis on occasion of the Eid al-Fitr, we ask Allah Almighty to extend security and peace to our patient people who offered unique sacrifices."
"We wish the political forces make Eid al-Fitr a chance to start a new phase based on reciprocal confidence and good will and make the citizens interest upon all other partisan or personal interests to end the existing crisis," according to the statement.
Lakash criticizes Maliki's statement against SIIC
Thursday, 08 August 2013 12:20
Baghdad (AIN) -MP Mohamed al-Lakash of the parliament Citizen bloc associated to the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council criticized the State of Law Coalition's head, Nouri al-Maliki's accusations to the SIIC of evading the responsibility in forming the local governments.
Maliki called in an interview on Tuesday, the SIIC not to repeat what happened in the formation of the provincial councils and said "We do not want to say who is it that committed mistakes or evaded the responsibility, noting "repeating what happened in forming the provincial councils by the SIIC in the coming parliament elections will be disastrous to the country." /End/
Lakash told All Iraq News Agency (AIN) "Maliki and the SLC do not have project to build the state, but what they adopt is a project to dominate the positions as they are not statesmen but power men and they failed catastrophically in running the state and the government."
Hakim confirms unjust exploitation for State's resources
Thursday, 08 August 2013 13:15
Baghdad (AIN) -The Head of the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council, Ammar al-Hakim, confirmed that the increased poverty of poor people and the increased wealth of the rich indicate an unjust exploitation of the State Resources.
Through his personal Facebook page, Hakim said “The current situation proves social injustice.”
Eid prayer's preacher in Fallujah asks Maliki to rule in fair way
Ramadi / NINA / The Eid Fitr prayer's preacher, Sheikh Mohammed Mattar confirmed that this country cannot be calm as long as there rulers rule it in unfair, as he put it.
He said in the Eid's prayer which was named / Justice is the gate of safety / and held on the international highway east of Fallujah that everyone, in this popular peaceful rallies, was expecting that this demonstrations in the six provinces will not lengthen more than ten days, but you asserted for all you deserve thanks and gratitude to claim your rights neglected by the Iraqi government.
The preacher of Fallujah demanded al-Maliki to run the country in a fair and equitable manner.
He pointed out that the protesters and demonstrators in six provinces will stay in the streets of the sit-in, braving harsh weather conditions of heat and cold to claim their rights usurped by the Iraqi government.
MP accuses political parties to provide political and security cover for the terrorists and al-Qaeda
Amara / NINA / MP, of the State of Law, Mohammed Saadoun accused political parties / unnamed/ to provide security and political cover for terrorists and organization of al Qaeda, saying they are part of the new conspiratorial project.
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "Those politicians and their tendentious channels that used policy of misleading the facts and create chaos and sectarian tensions are an integral part of the conspiratorial project on the unity of Iraq and its people . "
He added that "the new sectarian project led by Saudi Arabia today came after the failure of the project of Turkish - Qatar - Brotherhood in achieving their goals against the countries of the region, therefore the Saudi Project now is a sectarian – Takfiri - Zionist and is supported by money, weapons and takfirist fatwas by Saudi Arabia, noting that "there are politically parties involved in this project and they are working within this project's in Iraq.
He pointed out that "this project is paid for those political parties that have been engaged in it at the expense of the public interest and unity of Iraq."