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    " The Dinar Daily ", Tuesday, 20 August 2013

    Raise the draft budget for 2014 to the Council of Ministers next month
    20-08-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Baghdad Farah pumice
    The government placed the greatest attention within the strategy budgets of the next three years to revive the national economy of Iraq, expected to double revenues of the country to reach nearly 143 trillion dinars in the budget next year 2014 amounting to more than 157 trillion dinars, and the size of export of oil up to 3.5 million barrels per day.
    This comes at a time in which it will raise the Ministry of Finance budget bill for the year 2014 next month to the Council of Ministers in order to study and vote on them.
    And forecasts of the Finance Committee with a clear increase in the volume of investment expenditure for the next three years, as will those expenses 62 trillion dinars next year, and by more than 39 percent of the net budget allocations.
    And reliable specialists in economic affairs on the need to increase investment allocations in order to support and implement strategic projects, as well as emphasizing the importance of increasing funding ports for future budgets that can be achieved thanks to rely on market economic policies, which stressed the Constitution to follow the country's economic approach.
    Committee member MP Magda Abdel-Latif al-Tamimi disclosed the "morning" the concentration of the budget next year on a number of important points, which stands in the forefront of installation contractors with the state, and increase the number of grades, noting that the strategy took into account the support of companies self-financing in the paragraphs that have been included in the budgets of the next three years, especially centrally funded, including loss-making companies. And announced that a member of the strategic vision of the total revenue and expenditure for the year next three, indicating that the total revenue in the budget of the year 2014 equal to 143 trillion dinars, and expenses 157 trillion and 712 billion dinars, while the deficit amounts to 14 trillion and 681 billion, with estimated revenues of the budget year 2015 to 157 trillion and 285 billion, with a total expenditure of 168 trillion and 837 billion, the deficit is estimated equal to 11 Trliuna and 552 billion dinars.
    She drew Tamimi that the total revenue in the budget of the year 2016 equals 188 trillion and 883 billion dinars, the size of the expenses estimated at 178 trillion and 316 billion dinars, and a deficit expected up to 10 trillion 567 billion dinars, noting that non-oil revenues will reach 8 trillion and 970 billion dinars for the coming year 2014, With ستوازي 9 trillion 818 billion dinars for 2015, estimated at 10 trillion dinars and $ 774 billion in 2016, with the stability of the region from the budget dues, which claims to represent revealed by the province in the preparation of the budget.
    She said Tamimi said strategic budgets for the years coming three adopted on the price of 90 dollars per barrel of oil, and the size of export of 3.5 million barrels per day for 2014, and 3.85 million for 2015, while expected to total export volume in 2016, 4.65 million barrels, noting that the strategy adopted a fixed exchange rate of the dollar against the dinar at 1116, and based on previous years. urged the member of the Commission on the need to go to private sector development, in order to convert a portion of the burden central to decentralized, and to ensure that workers in the private sector, in the form that leads to alleviating the shoulders of the state, revealing the amount of operational budgets and investment for the next three years, which she said: that the operational including $ 94 trillion and 887 billion dinars in 2014, and investment is equal to 62 trillion and 825 billion dinars, and the proportion of the investment budget of the total budget of up to 39.8 percent , while explained that the operating budget for 2015 is equal to 99 trillion and 729 billion dinars, and the investment is equal to 69 and 108 billion dinars, equivalent to 40.9 percent of the percentage of the operating budget for the total budget, while the estimated reach the operating budget in the year 2016 nearly 102 trillion and 26 billion dinars , and investment which equal to 76 Trliuna and 290 billion, at a rate of 42.8 percent, the amount of the investment ratio to the total budget.
    Tamimi also said that its Committee will develop a strategic vision for the general budget for the next three years, which focuses on increasing grades, and installation contractors with government departments.


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    Despite New Security Measures,
    Violence Persists in Iraq

    By: Ali Abel Sadah for Al-Monitor Iraq Pulse Posted on August 19

    Summary :
    Although the Iraqi government has developed new plans to address the deteriorating security situation, violence continues to strike throughout the country.
    Original Title:
    Iraq's Security Between the "Traditional Plan" and a "Sweeping" War on the Walls of Baghdad
    Author: Ali Abel Sadah
    Posted on: August 19 2013
    Translated by: Tyler Huffman

    Categories : Originals Iraq Security

    The line of cars waiting to enter or exit the capital on Eid al-Fitr was long and exhausting, while civilians stood around doing nothing except observing how things were going. In fact, these soldiers were members of the military intelligence services, who are involved in a security plan for part of a new campaign called "revenge of the martyrs."

    This new security operation was launched after al-Qaeda gunmen stormed the Abu Ghraib and Taji prisons, north of Baghdad, on July 21.

    Mohammed Alwan, an army general who was in charge of overseeing the work of a checkpoint on Baghdad's northern border, told Al-Monitor that "the new security process ... began in early August and was designed to move the confrontation with al-Qaeda to the outskirts of Baghdad."

    Alwan confirmed that "large military units, with the help of helicopters, are conducting arrests in the villages and vast farms in the vicinity of Baghdad, especially north of the capital."

    While this is not the first time that Iraqi security forces have implemented a new security process and announced the arrest of dozens of people wanted on charges of committing acts of violence against civilians, the operations carried out by groups affiliated with al-Qaeda in Iraq have not stopped.

    This month, dozens of car bombs exploded in Baghdad and other provinces, and resulted in hundreds of deaths and injuries.

    On the other hand, the Baghdad Operations Command (BOC) — the highest security authority in the capital — said that its members had "killed many terrorists in armed confrontations."

    A statement released by the BOC on Aug. 11 said: "In a single day, Aug. 10, 2013, BOC forces arrested 98 suspects."

    It seems that the new security operations resulted in the discovery of new, unfamiliar sites being used by al-Qaeda. The BOC statement noted that the military was able to "destroy 17 terrorist dens, and seized 10 cars and three motorcycles that had forged documents. [The military] also seized weapons, equipment and explosive materials and destroyed 14 boats being used by terrorist. Furthermore, 77 bombs were seized and dismantled, and the military discovered five labs being used for outfitting cars with bombs."

    According to a senior official speaking to Al-Monitor, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki toured the headquarters of the "revenge of the martyrs" campaign in Taji, north of Baghdad, along with a number of security chiefs on Aug. 5. He urged them to "make great efforts to achieve security."

    According to the same official, Maliki told a number of generals: "This is the most important battle against al-Qaeda … you must win here … within the walls of Baghdad."

    However, in an Aug. 6 statement to some Iraqi journalists including Al-Monitor's correspondent, Maliki revealed his decision to "prepare all of the military units for a state of attack."

    That same evening, militants carried out about 10 car bombings across Baghdad.

    On Aug. 10, the Interior Ministry released a statement saying that car bombings carried out in seven different areas of the capital resulted in two deaths.

    But other figures — released by both formal and informal parties — said that the bombings resulted in nearly 60 deaths and hundreds of injuries.

    In a telephone conversation with Al-Monitor, a senior official in the Defense Ministry, who requested anonymity because of the sensitive security situation, said Maliki was frustrated by the poor management of the security file.

    "Maliki told the team at the office of the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces that they do not know anything about security, and that the intelligence they have gathered failed, and did not provide any benefit to the government," he said, adding: "In fact … it was a tough night for Maliki."

    However, Muzhar al-Janabi, a Sunni member of the parliamentary Security Committee, told Al-Monitor: "The army has been on high alert since the beginning of August, yet bombings have not stopped and Iraqi civilians continue to lose their lives."

    Janabi called on the Iraqi government and the Office of the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces to monitor the work of security leaders, and evaluate their performance. He also said that they should announce that they are no longer using traditional methods of maintaining security.

    Despite the bombings and violence that occurred in Baghdad and other provinces — in conjunction with the security operation as part of the "revenge of the martyrs" campaign — security chiefs are planning for more than just reducing violence in the cities, according to a BOC source speaking to Al-Monitor.

    The Defense Ministry source said that "a major battle is now taking place in the vicinity of Baghdad, with an unprecedented mobilization of al-Qaeda militants."

    He continued: "A foreign intelligence agency briefed Maliki's office on its file regarding the battle around Baghdad. [This file] included the fact that al-Qaeda intends to implement the largest wave of violence in the country since 2003. This is aimed at imposing a new reality on the Iraqi government that prevents them from supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in exchanged for a truce inside Iraq."

    Such claims, promoted by Iraqi security leaders, do not resonate among the public, given the size of civilian casualties from violence carried out by armed groups.

    Ali Abel Sadah is a Baghdad-based writer for both Iraqi and Arab media. He has been a managing editor for local newspapers as well as a political and cultural reporter for more than 10 years.


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    Najaf Seminary Plays Role
    Of Iraqi Opposition

    By: Adnan Hussein for Al-Monitor Iraq Pulse Posted on August 19.

    In an act not seen since 2003, an Iraqi politician has criticized the Shiite religious authority in Najaf, accusing it of seeking to dominate the state. The criticism triggered a strong reaction in political and cultural circles, even more harsh than in the religious ones.

    Summary :
    The multiple failings of the Iraqi government have given Najaf the opportunity to play the opposition’s role.
    Original Title:
    Baghdad’s Political Leadership Is Dismayed by the Najafi ‘Liberation Theology’
    Author: Adnan Hussein
    Posted on: August 19 2013
    Translated by: Rani Geha

    Categories : Originals Iraq

    The politician in question is State of Law coalition MP Izzat al-Shahbandar, who used to be close to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Before that, Shabandar was an MP in the rival Iraqiya coalition. He then switched to the prime minister’s coalition, but lost in the last parliamentary elections. When Maliki became prime minister, he gave his parliamentary seat to Shahbandar.

    In two consecutive press statements in the first week of August, Shahbandar said, “The religious authority [in Najaf] is trying to [take the place of the state’s authority] by appealing to people’s emotions. The religious authority and most clerics have huge financial resources. Who holds them accountable? Which authority oversees the disbursement of [the religious authority’s] financial resources?”

    Although Maliki has distanced himself from Shahbandar’s statements and gave orders for Shahbandar to stop speaking in the name of the State of Law coalition, it is likely that Shahbandar did not act out of his accord, but rather on behalf of the coalition. He indicated so when he justified his criticisms against the religious authority as coming after “the religious authority and its representatives had disregarded in their latest speeches the Iraqi state, its politicians and officials, and accused them of having no conscience.” That was a clear reference to the Najaf authority stepping up its rhetoric over the past year against the political elite, especially the government, due to the continued failure to maintain security, provide public services and improve standards of living. Over the past two years, major Najaf figures refused to receive political leaders participating in the government because the latter broke their electoral promises.

    In recent months, there has been increased criticism of Maliki’s government and the entire political class. Two senior representatives of Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani have been taking turns expressing Najaf’s positions during the Friday sermons in Karbala. In the two weeks before Shahbandar's statements, one of those representatives, Ahmed Safi, angrily said that the people have lost hope that state officials would be able to reform themselves. He said, “The ordinary citizen [has despaired] because of the many crises and the indiscriminate killings and bombings.”

    A week before that, another representative, Abdul Mahdi al-Karbalai, strongly condemned the state’s laxity, which has reached a point where the Islamic State of Iraq (an al-Qaeda branch) was able to easily free hundreds of its men detained in Baghdad prisons. Karbalai said, “The operation of smuggling prisoners out of Abu Ghraib and Taji was a major scandal and indicates how fragile and weak the government’s security preparations are. The operation of smuggling hardened al-Qaeda criminals [has harmed the reputation] of the security services and was a blow to the honor of the Iraqi military. It also points to a fundamental security defect in the system Iraq.”

    Karbalai has also criticized parliament’s preoccupation with quickly passing a budget and by remaining indifferent to the al-Qaeda prisoners’ escape. He drew a contrast between the atmosphere in which the Iraqi people live and that in which the deputies live.

    The public and repeated criticisms by the religious authority’s representatives have received great attention from the public. This was reflected in newspaper headlines and news broadcasts on satellite channels and radio stations. In Karbala’s Friday sermons, the neglected and marginalized people have found voices speaking on their behalf. The role being played by the religious authority largely resembles the “liberation theology” of 1970s Latin America, when the church sided with the disadvantaged against the rich elite and didn’t hesitate to support the revolutionary movements.

    The religious authority’s position has of course infuriated many politicians, especially the prime minister and his team. Its position greatly lowers the electoral chances of these politicians in the parliamentary elections slated for spring. Shahbandar’s remarks were an attempt to suppress Najaf’s popular role.

    Adnan Hussein is the executive editor-in-chief of Al-Mada newspaper and head of the National Union of Iraqi journalists.


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    After Bombing, Basra Governor Sees 'Political' Price to Pay

    By: Mushreq Abbas for Al-Monitor Iraq Pulse Posted on August 19, 2013

    The truck bomb that exploded on Aug. 17 at dock No. 17 of the Iraqi port of Umm Qasr located on the Arabian Gulf surprised Iraqi political and security circles. Although the human losses were limited, the operation constituted a serious and exceptional breach of Iraqi security, and suggested that al-Qaeda seeks to cut off Iraq’s only economic gateway to the sea.

    Summary :
    A truck bomb explosion on the Basra docks exposes the tenuous security situation and Basra's governor says "his city is paying the price for the political differences in the country."
    Original Title:
    Al-Qaeda and Operation Umm Qasr ... A Plan to Change the Power Equation in Iraq
    Author: Mushreq Abbas
    Posted on: August 19 2013
    Translated by: Naria Tanoukhi

    Categories : Originals Iraq Security

    The governor of Basra, Majid al-Nasrawi, who belongs to the Basra First coalition and managed to seize the headship of Basra’s provincial council from the State of Law Coalition after the April 20 elections, told Al-Monitor that "his city is paying the price for the political differences in the country." He added that "the security information [available] indicates that vital installations in Basra, a key strategic area for import and export in Iraq, are under threat of being targeted."

    Although the political class in Iraq does not openly say that the security situation is being exploited for political purposes, all parties fear that the security escalation would be invested against them politically.

    Basra's governor says that his [local council] “will not bear the results of the security deficiencies, since it had demanded that security powers fall within its jurisdiction, as the [central] government in Baghdad insists on managing the security file.”

    Nasrawi said that he holds Baghdad responsible for any new security breach, especially given the available information which confirms that al-Qaeda is directing its compass towards Basra. Up to 90% of Iraqi oil runs through the ports of Basra, and a similar percentage of Iraqi commercial traffic with the world passes through it. It also includes a number of major oil wells, which provide Iraq with about 80% of its oil.

    Nasrawi said: "The central government did not give special attention to security in Basra, and did not take into account its special geographic location. It borders three countries (Iran, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia), and is the only waterway in Iraq. This strategic importance has not been given adequate attention."

    He continued, "The protection of Basra requires the allocation of funds and major institutional efforts, because Basra contains the main resources of Iraq and seeks to become an international investment hub for Iraq and the region. Also, the city aspires to host regional events, such as the Arabian Gulf Football Cup in 2015, thus we need to make the world feel that Basra, the economic capital of Iraq, is a safe province."

    Apart from the complaints by Basra of repeated breaches of its security, the truck bomb at the port of Umm Qasr, which left four wounded and caused damage to a ship anchored near the scene of the blast, raises new questions about the nature of the battle whose rules al-Qaeda seeks to change in Iraq.

    The operation may have been an attempt to "test" the security readiness in strategic areas of Iraq, such as airports, oil installations, and electric power plants and others, whose targeting could have catastrophic results.

    The targeting of Basra is a clear attempt to the strike a key element that protects the Iraqi state, despite the ongoing chaos and conflicts, which is the ability of the economic sector to maintain the state structures and weaken the elements of confrontation.

    Although al-Qaeda and other armed groups have attempted to target the economic capabilities of Iraq, and have repeatedly succeeded in stopping the export of Iraqi oil through the Kirkuk–Ceyhan Oil Pipeline via continuous attacks over the past 10 years, it is more effectively moving towards targeting the points of strength for the Iraqi authorities.

    The most dangerous scenario would be if al-Qaeda succeeds in carrying out qualitative operations, similar to the one in Umm Qasr, in a number of cities. This would require security stepping up security measures around the major vital sites.

    Mushreq Abbas is a contributing writer for Al-Monitor’s Iraq Pulse. He has been managing editor of Al-Hayat’s Iraq bureau since 2005 and has written studies and articles on Iraqi crises for domestic and international publication.


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    Assyrians Demand Kurdish Apology for Last Century Killings
    By Judit Neurink

    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The American Mesopotamian Organization (AMO) is demanding an official apology from Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani for the murder of Assyrians by Kurds in the past. Thousands of Assyrian Christians were killed in the region in the last century.

    “Just as the Kurdish try to get recognition for the Kurdish genocide, we ask them to accept their responsibility for the killings of the Assyrians in this region,” says David William Lazar, head of the AMO in Los Angeles.

    Many of the Assyrians were killed by Kurdish troops working with the Ottomans and later the Iraqi Kingdom, he says. “Compare how the German government later took responsibility for the Holocaust under the Nazis.”

    Lazar leads one of the political groups that together represent around half a million Assyrians living in the United States, and lobbies with American politicians for their rights and the recognition of the Assyrian genocide of 1915.

    His organization recently made the news when it furiously deplored a message from Barzani on the occasion of the Assyrian Martyrs Remembrance Day on August 7 -- the first time that Barzani sent such a message -- on the 80th birthday of the Semile massacre.

    The massacre was ordered in 1933 by the Iraqi government under King Faysal, and conducted by a Kurdish general, Bakr Sidqi. It did not only hit Semile but dozens of other Assyrian villages in the region between Duhok and Zakho.

    The death toll was officially put at 600, but unofficially at 3,000. Thousands of Assyrians fled the country, and the head of the Assyrian Church of the East was forced into exile. Even today, the church is led from the American city of Chicago.

    In his message, Barzani expressed his “heartfelt consolation to the victims of that savage, dreadful massacre which the Iraqi regime carried out at that time.”

    He added that the August 7, 1933 catastrophe in the Semile area “is not erased from memory and is evidence of the fact that all the constituents of Kurdistan equally opposed the catastrophes, the lack of acknowledgement and the oppression.”

    Lazar calls that message offensive.

    “He (Barzani) called us Kurdistani components,” he says from his home in Los Angeles. “We are a proud nation of thousands of years. Kurdification of our ethnicity is unacceptable,” he adds, saying it “is a continuation of Arabization” that happened under ousted dictator Saddam Hussein.

    Lazar expresses fear that the Kurds want to “eradicate our Assyrian identity and culture.” He objects to the fact that the KRG calls Assyrians “Christian Kurds,” while they are ethnically not Kurdish at all. “Don’t call us Christians, which is our faith. Our ethnic background is Assyrian.”

    One of the aims of his organization is the creation of an autonomous state for the Assyrians on the Nineveh Plains between Mosul and Duhok. That is one of the so-called disputed areas, governed by Baghdad but which the Kurdish Region wants to add to its map.

    It is already under Kurdish administrative and military control, and the KRG has offered to make the Assyrian dream come true under its rule. It has even placed a clause on the issue in Kurdistan’s draft constitution.

    But Lazar stresses that the new Assyrian province should be tied to Baghdad, and formed under article 140 of the Iraqi constitution. A proposal for five new Iraqi provinces is already on the table in Baghdad, including Nineveh. “We believe in a unified Iraq, we want to keep the country one,” Lazar says.

    He says that he plans a trip to Iraqi Kurdistan later in the year. “I have nothing against the Kurds. They are misinformed. We just want them to behave as civilized people and treat all citizens alike,” he adds.


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    Agenda of the meeting (13) Tuesday (20) August 2013

    First: read verses from the Koran.

    Second: The vote on the draft law on ratification of the Convention on the promotion and protection of investment between the Government of the Republic of Iraq and the Government of Japan. ( for the economy and investment committee , the Committee on Foreign Relations). (2 items).

    Third: The vote on the bill Training Center monetary and banking. ( Finance Committee ). (Article 7).

    Fourth: the vote on the draft law on animal health. ( Committee on Agriculture, water and marshes, the Legal Committee , the Committee on Health and the Environment ). (57 items).

    Fifth: the first reading of the draft law of the Republic of Iraq's accession to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. (Foreign Relations Committee, the Legal Committee , the Committee on Women, Family and Children). (2 items).

    Sixth: the first reading of the draft law on the board of the Iraqi Atomic Energy. (Oil and Energy Committee, Committee القانوينة). (21 items).

    Seventh: The first reading of the draft law into force Iraqi law on private security companies (Article 7) and the law of private security companies. (42 items). (Commission on Security and Defence).

    Eighth: The second reading of the proposed law to reverse the decisions of the Revolution Command Council dissolved numbered (1021) for the year 1983, (197) for the year 1994, (145) for the year 2001. ( Legal Committee ). (2 items).

    Ninth: The second reading of the draft law of the First Amendment to the Law on the Protection of Iraqi products No. (11) for the year 2010. ( for the economy and investment committee , Legal Committee ). (11 items).

    Tenth: continuation of the discussion of the proposed Act to amend the House of Representatives election law No. (16) for the year 2005. ( Legal Committee ). (45 items).

    Meeting starts at: eleven in the morning.


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    Urgent .. the start of the parliamentary session to discuss the security situation and vote on laws
    Tuesday, August 20 / August 2013 11:52

    [Baghdad where]

    Session of the House of Representatives began to read and vote on a number of laws, and continue to discuss the proposed law to amend the law of the House of Representatives election.

    A statement from the Department of Media Agency has received all of Iraq [where] a copy of it today that "the meeting was held under the chairmanship of the House of Representatives Osama Najafi and the presence of 194 deputies of the total 325 members of the council."

    The agenda of the House of Representatives includes reading and vote on a number of laws, as well as discuss the security situation.



    Parliament to resume its session amid strict security measures
    Tuesday, 20 August 2013 11:21

    Baghdad (AIN) –The parliament to resume its session amid strict security measures due to the reports over targeting it bye the terrorist attacks.

    Earlier, AIN reported on last Sunday that the parliament had an emergency situation due to the reports over targeting it by gunmen.

    A statement by the Media Department of the parliament received by AIN cited "The parliament agenda of Tuesday's session includes voting on some law drafts such as the Investment Pact between Iraq and Japan and conducting the first reading to the some others."

    Last edited by chattels; 08-20-2013 at 12:18 PM.

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    Araji: the success of the initiatives out of the crisis depends on the sincere intentions of the political blocs

    20-08-2013 11:41 AM

    Baghdad (news) .. Prime / Liberal Bloc / Bahaa al-Araji, that the success of any initiative is executed in order to bring out the country which is witnessing crises depends on sincere intentions, and to maintain the public interest by the political blocs.

    The bloc said in a statement received Agency (news) copy of it: that the prime bloc Bahaa al-Araji, participated in the meeting of the initiative called for by the National Alliance, in order to get out of the current crisis, which was organized by the Vice-President of the Republic, Khodeir Alkhozai.

    He pointed out: that he was forming a committee of heads of blocks of the National Alliance for dialogue with other political blocs and the other lists, indicating that there are bilateral meetings with others, but they went out, that there will be a paper to be discussed at meetings next who will be first, next Wednesday with a mass united and the Islamic Party.


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    20/08/2013 11:33
    The absence of 114 deputies .. Parliament resumes its sessions

    BAGHDAD / obelisk: The session began with the 13 first legislative term of the last legislative year, on Tuesday, headed by Speaker Osama Najafi the presence of 211 deputies and the absence of 114 deputies.

    A statement by the Parliament got the "obelisk", a copy of "The meeting will include a vote on the draft law on ratification of the Convention on the promotion and protection of investment between the Government of the Republic of Iraq and the Government of Japan. Will vote on the bill Training Center cash and bank".

    The statement added that he "will vote on the draft law on animal health, will be the first reading of the draft law of the Republic of Iraq's accession to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction."

    He explained that he "will be the first reading of the draft law on the board of the Iraqi Atomic Energy, will be the first reading of the draft law into force Iraqi law on private security companies, and the rule of private security companies."

    He said he "will be the second reading of the proposed law reverse the decisions of the Revolutionary Command Council dissolved numbered 1021 to 1983, 197 in 1994, 145 in 2001 and will be the second reading of the draft law first amendment to the Law on the Protection Iraqi products No. 11 for the year 2010," noting that "the continued discussion of the proposed law Modify the House of Representatives election law No. 16 of 2005. "



    Urgent…Parliament session starts
    Tuesday, 20 August 2013 13:11

    Baghdad (AIN) -The parliament session started to vote on and reading several law drafts and to continue discussing the amendment of the Parlaimentary Elections law.

    A statement by the media office of the parliament received by AIN cited “The session was headed by the Speaker, Osama al-Nijaifi, and attended by 194 MPs out of 325.”

    It is worth mentioning that the parliament session agenda involves discussing the deteriorated security situation.

    Last edited by chattels; 08-20-2013 at 12:19 PM.

  10. #10
    20/8/2013 12:04
    Al-Nujaifi urges for the Committee of the investigation the flight of the of Prisoners "Abu Ghraib" on the complete the its work during the three days

    Says the head of Parliament that the so with the aim of "discussion of the report within the Council and exit to the recommendations of belong to this rags".
    Archival a picture of the Iraqi parliament

    Baghdad / obelisk: urged the President of the the Iraqi parliament Osama al-Nujaifi, Tuesday, the the parliamentary the problem Committee of the achieve the the repercussions of the escape of prisoners of Abu Ghraib and Taji, an end to its report of during the three days.

    And said a source familiar with in the Iraqi Council of Representatives for "obelisk" that "the al-Nujaifi he urged the Committee during today's session on the view the details of and results of the investigation which was conducted to explain the the circumstances of the escape of prisoners of Abu Ghraib and Taji," stressing on the that "the end the the session its report during the three days", indicating that the so with the aim of "discussed within the Council the and exit to the recommendations of belong to this rags".

    And was the Abu Ghraib prison may witnessed the the largest the process of escape of a collective for prisoners dated contemporary Iraq, where he was able more than 549 prisoners and is required to justice from the flee, also struck Iraqi cities, after those the process of, and one of the heaviest waves the terrorist operations, which resulted in for the bombing of more than 160 booby-trapped car matter of a the past two months.


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