Washington criticizes attempts to postpone the Iraqi elections
19-10-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
BAGHDAD - «life»
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Iraqi political sources said the «life» that U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden criticized, through connection with Parliament Speaker Osama Najafi, attempts to postpone the elections.
A statement of the Office of Najafi said yesterday that «Biden praised the role of the Iraqi parliament in the protection and promotion of democracy, and the parties agreed during a telephone call on the need to stop the escalating violence in the country, through the cooperation of all parties to the political process. They stressed the necessity of holding elections as scheduled.
He placed political source told «life» that Biden expressed Ngeevi of Washington's concern the possibility of postponing the elections. The source pointed out that «the Iraqi parties conducted through the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad messages to the White House where a complaint of blocks attempts to postpone the elections through political block approval of the law».
She said the connection Biden Balngeevi who preceded the visit of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and Washington early next month, «was a warning letter from the failure to pass the election law.
Najafi and Biden stress the Iraqi elections on schedule
19-10-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
BAGHDAD - "Gulf":
Contact U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, President of the Iraqi Parliament Osama Najafi and discussed with him the events in the region, and the efforts to meet the target Iraqi civilians, and urged all Iraqi leaders to work together in order to finalize the election law as soon as possible.
The White House said that Biden and Najafi, "discussed the events in the region and efforts to strengthen the moderate forces against terrorists and Almtpartyaan who are targeting innocent Iraqis." And pledged continued U.S. support under the strategic framework agreement to help Iraq to bring those responsible for these atrocities to justice.
Najafi discussed important issues pending before the Iraqi parliament, including a law for the year 2014 national elections. Biden pointed Najafi to the decision issued by the Iraqi parliament recently of the need to hold elections within a maximum of 30 April / April 2014 urged U.S. Vice President all of Iraq's leaders to work together in order to finalize the election law as soon as possible.
A detailed report on the international conference to expose the crimes of terrorism
18-10-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
The Ministry of Human Rights to organize an international conference to expose the crimes of terrorism
Promotion of the rights to education and support for the rule of law and the fight against financial and administrative corruption and strengthening the independence of the judiciary and freedom of the media
BAGHDAD / Zuhair al-Fatlawi
Concluded and the Ministry of Human Rights in Iraq, the first international conference titled (terrorism, violation of human rights) .. And continued work of the Conference over two days in the corridors of Rasheed Hotel in the presence of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and Minister of Human Rights Mohammed Xiaa Sudanese and Dr. Safaa net debt and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and the Independent Electoral Commission for Human Rights and the head of counter-terrorism, researchers and academics from Britain, Australia, Slovakia and Tunisia, Lebanon and Palestine in addition to the foreign diplomatic corps, and a number of Arab academics in universities and a delegation from the Iraqi Kurdistan region and a number of officials in the ministries of the state and its institutions. As well as many international personalities interested in counter-terrorism and human rights defender, and the Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, in addition to a group of researchers, academics and civil society organizations, as well as the participation of the Anti-terrorism and a large media crowd. The conference sessions included discussion of many research studies and interventions of the participants in the conference, also provided some of the experiences of countries that have suffered from the phenomenon of terrorism and ways to combat and eliminate it, especially in Arab countries.
847 million Egyptian investments in the Kurdistan Region
18-10-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Visit Cairo early next month, Minister of Industry Kurdish at the head of a delegation comprising a number of businessmen in the Kurdistan Region, based on the call made by Mounir Fakhri Abdel Nour, Minister of Trade and Industry during his visit to the region earlier this month in order to stimulate trade relations between the two sides.
A report issued by the Commercial Representation on the growth of trade relations between Egypt and the region to increase Egyptian exports to the region by about 108% during 2012 to reach about 339 million pounds, compared to about 163 million pounds in 2011
The report added that the structure of Egyptian exports to the Kurdistan Region is characterized by great diversity among food, vegetables and fruits, medicines, electrical appliances, and furniture. As for investments Egyptian prov it is concentrated in the three projects with a total value of investment amounting to $ 847 million, one dedicated to livestock and feed production , and the other two in the field of contracting,
The reports of the Kurdistan Region is one of the most attractive destination for investments in Iraq because of its political stability and security is relatively, forcing companies and foreign bodies to invest and deal with the region as a gateway to the rest of the Iraqi provinces, but the rest of the Arab Gulf countries, it also provides investment law in the region has many advantages The foreign investor, perhaps the most important national treatment to foreign investors, as well as land-grant free of charge for projects, and then is a favorable climate for many Egyptian investments particularly in the areas of tourism, industry and agriculture, due to the need of the region growing, which depends on imports to meet this need.
The report pointed out that the minister's visit to the region during the current month has resulted in the proposals will have a positive impact on the size of the current cooperation between the two sides where they discussed the establishment of the logistics for the Egyptian products in Erbil and the establishment of an industrial zone Egyptian in Erbil step subsequent addition to increasing cooperation with the region in the field of contracting, and the development of cooperation in the field of tourism and agriculture, and discussed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministries of Commerce and Industry in Egypt and the region
Newspaper: Erbil .. Empire City
18-10-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
The New York Times confirmed that the U.S. city of Irbil became a substitute for Iraq's southern provinces to benefit "effective" from the country's oil wealth as well as business opportunities, as pointed out that the business climate for the major oil companies "has not changed" despite the recent bombings.
The newspaper said in a report, "The cranes are now spreading over the horizon in this city, consisting of 1.3 million, and construction projects enormous change landscapes," indicating that "one of the biggest developments are what might be called Empire City (City Empire) which, if completed as planned in 2017 will give Erbil horizon like Dubai is minimized ".
It added that the "scheme that city status by an Iraqi company global, and you can see through the work site dusty towers centrally rises to about 120 meters," pointing out that "the Empire is a city within the city it is just one example of the effectiveness of large by Kurdish leaders to make Erbil haven for Western business in the troubled country. "
According to director of business development in the new city Tamara Erilz, one of the citizens of Canada who moved to Kurdistan in 2011, "The plans include the establishment of dozens of towers, and 30 of the buildings, large, 300 apartments, with more than a million and 100 square meters of space, which is an investment of nearly $ 2.3 billion "Mrdfah that" companies Marathon, Chevron and Total, Hunt and other oil companies have signed agreements in the new city. "
She said, "relatives and friends in my cross sometimes expressed concern they see from the screen CNN bombings in Baghdad," afterthought it was "rare in Kurdistan and I drive a car here, but I do not have any concerns, a city completely safe, even for me as a woman."
He adds the newspaper report that "the hotel industry is expanding to meet the increase in business activity, and the Marriott Hotel, for example, is the first in a series of hotels American in Erbil, which is part of the development of the Imperial City, and is scheduled to open the hotel in 2015, is also planning the best hotels Western including Kempinski, Hilton and other international chains to invest in Erbil, in addition to the Divan, a Turkish company, Rotana, a company from the United Arab Emirates, and high-end hotels are already working off the site of the Imperial City. "
He says commercial advisor to Erbil International Airport Andrew Jones, a British, who moved to Kurdistan in 2010, "The airlines have increased the number of flights going to the city, and there are 23 companies from airlines up Erbil with 15 countries," adding that "the city was Interim served by the airport, which was built by the military forces of the United States on an airstrip was used by Saddam Hussein's war against Iran in 1980, as well as in attacks during the Anfal crackdown that killed about 180 thousand of Kurds. "
He continued that "in 2010 was the opening of Station New Travel, bringing the airport Erbil has reached Western standards when it opened the new airport," pointing to "the advent of 947 600 passengers through the airport in 2012, except for both domestic and international flights, an increase of 53 per percent during 2011, which is an example of the changing physical and symbolic of the city, as the airport was earlier a means of repression, as it was for Saddam's forces but now is the site editor connects Kurdistan world ".
It is said that the city of Arbil has recently undergone a series of explosions that targeted the building, the General Security Directorate (brave) and the Directorate of asayish Arbil and the Interior Ministry, killing seven members of the protection and the wounding of more than forty others, while killing all the attackers, numbering six people, while announced Directorate brave public in Kurdistan later, the arrest of the bombers who are from outside Iraq.
Chalabi reveals the existence of corruption and manipulation of files real estate in الوقفين the Sunni and Shiite
18-10-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
BAGHDAD / Baghdadi News
Detection National Congress leader Ahmed Chalabi, on Friday, the existence of corruption and manipulation of files real estate in الوقفين the Sunni and Shiite, noting that there are people inside the Sunni Waqf responsible for supporting terrorism.
He wrote Chalabi yet on social "Facebook" and Talat it Baghdadi News, that "الوقفين Sunni and Shiite struggled looting sale and purchase of real estate," noting that "there are excesses of the property of citizens and up to now not know the subject of Ms. Iraqi came appeals One checkpoints and accuses Shi'ite Prime cessation of snapped backyard. "
He added that "there are people inside the Sunni Waqf supporting terrorism and armed groups," adding "there are files financial and administrative corruption big in the Sunni الوقفين and Shiite."
Chalabi called for the committee or the Integrity Commission to act effectively to detect corruption الوقفين.
Calls for the dismissal of security chiefs in Iraq after the failure of the Eid security plan
18-10-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Called on Iraqi politicians to dismiss security leaders against the backdrop of ongoing violence taking place in Iraq, amid criticism of the security plans and calls for bringing in modern equipment to eliminate terrorism. Even in the days of the feast did not deliver Iraqis from the fangs of terrorism, which nipped holiday cheer timid, and dissemination of grief and fear Baghdad, after a series of bombings car bomb targeting citizens in different regions., and despite the participation of thousands of members of the security forces in the Plan of Eid security, but did not succeed in repelling these horrific attacks, which resulted in the death and injury of many innocent people. As pointed out by some political positions that help some countries, the armed opposition in Syria contributed to the arrival of material support and logistical to the insurgents in Iraq and revived plans terrorist, others pointed out that what is happening in Iraq from terrorism is a result of foreign intervention and political differences, in addition to rampant corruption in the security system. indicate the ability of armed groups extremist to diversify the attacks and determine the time and place to access to material and logistical support continuously, you can not support Iraqi forces from cut دابره until now.
Iraq and the growing terrorism
19-10-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Source: Opinion statement
Date: October 19, 2013
Did not deter the Eid al-Adha targeting Iraqi bombings, the deadliest in mosques and markets, where he became the Iraqi scene painful and miserable, and reached the highest degree of anxiety and panic and collapse, Wejtkrr violence every day in Iraq wounded, confirming the continuation of the series of terrorism, regardless of who stands behind him, Iraq counts each The Day The dead stir height of Jaffna for one, but has become a serial bombings a day, overshadowing the lives of Iraqis.
The targeting of terrorism Iraqi citizen on the basis of the ingredients and doctrines, is an old sectarian scheme, to be revived today for fueling sectarian strife, and return Iraq to murder box on doctrinal and sectarian identity, and plunged the country into seas of blood.
Terrorism and those who stand behind him, selects the timing of certain tries in which the exploitation of the events and political differences in favor of his plans malicious trying to provoke sectarian strife between the components of the Iraqi people, by targeting innocent people in their markets and mosques and Hasinyatem, to reveal his face ugly, where it became clear to everyone that terrorism implement foreign agendas, to thwart the draft national and democratic Iraq.
The thought that nestles in the minds of those who stir up sedition and carrying hatred of the Iraqi people, but expressing their failure to co-exist in a democratic Iraq, who are accustomed to puffing on sectarian tendon, to make Iraq subject to external interference. Iraq's security is everyone's responsibility, not the responsibility of the army and the police, but the responsibility of all political forces to participate in the executive and legislative branches, and the fight against terrorism must be a priority for everyone repelled every foreign agendas lurking in Iraq.
Data condemnation is not enough, and the Iraqi people asked political forces to show its position on terrorism is clearly without ambiguity, and leave the security services, playing its role in addressing those who practiced act of terrorism and promoted and supported, and to begin Parliament laws and regulations required, that ends and dried sources of terrorism and cut off all means supporting it.
Othman: Kurdistan Alliance with holding elections on its time
BAGHDAD / NINA / The independent MP, of the Kurdistan Alliance, Mahmud Othman said: "the Kurdistan Alliance is with parliamentary elections on its constitutional schedule.
Othman denied, in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency/ NINA / the reports that "The Kurdistan Alliance is pushing to postpone the elections, and impose impossible conditions on amendments to the election law to block passing the law and then postpone the elections."
He was surprised that "some politicians say pessimistic remarks towards the amendments to the elections law, and holding the elections on time , noting that" the political blocs did not communicate with each other during the holiday of Eid al-Adha , thus nothing emerged to release all those statements. "
He explained that " pass amendments of the election law in the House of Representatives depends on the waiver of parliamentary blocs and reduced its demands and everyone show flexibility so as to agree up on the law in the Council of Representatives and approve it ."
A number of members of the House of Representatives confirmed in a press statement that "there are political blocs pushing to postpone the upcoming elections ."
The head of the Islamic Supreme Council Ammar al-Hakim stressed the need to keep the electoral law away from desires and narrow interests, and "the need to hold elections on time without delay, under any pretext or excuse , because elections are the shelter when confronted with problems and challenges and the only way to give the Parliamentary mandate to form a government "describing disrupt the elections as a disruption of the legitimacy and mandate.