MP Hadi al-Yasiri: Maliki's visit to Washington is a positive and successful visit at various levels
04-11-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
A member of the House of Representatives for the National Alliance MP Hadi al-Yasiri, on Monday, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to Washington positive and successful at various levels.
Yasiri said in a press statement to his press office, said that "Maliki's visit to Washington, carried the political and security dimensions and military levels that can be considered as good and very represents the beginning of a reality for the return of Iraq to exercise its leadership role in the region."
He added that "military agreements that have been signed, both contracted to buy the helicopter or aircraft surveillance aircraft in addition to the development and activation of joint defense agreement and exchange views on the security situation in Iraq in particular and the region in general and the fight against terrorism gave a vision and a good impression."
He added that "Iraq after the visit began playing a pivotal role in the convergence of views between the two sides of the conflict in Syria to resolve the crisis by peaceful means in addition to the occupation of the site mediation between Iran and Syria on the one hand and Washington the other hand, for the convergence of views between these parties."
He said Yassiri said, "These things are in addition to the axes of the other do not want to be customized gave that visit dimensions positive at various levels will have returns back Iraq to its previous status and pioneering role in the region, especially that Iraq needs to re-map the alliance with the United States, which is a partner strategically and important and can not be compromising that relationship for the future of Iraq and the present. "
Washington does not comment on the urgency of Baghdad on reinforcing .. The former ambassador calls on Obama to move before the "disintegration of Iraq"
04-11-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Discuss U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki how to confront the movements of al-Qaeda "most active" in the country but did not speak for supplying Iraq with weapons demanded by al-Maliki has since months, but the point premier said Obama stressed the importance of the existence of Iraq has a democratic system and a more comprehensive and did not speak for new military assistance to Iraq.
In the wake of talks at the White House, after nearly two years of departure of the last American soldiers Iraq, Obama did not reveal any new offer of military assistance to Iraq.
Maliki's visit to the U.S. capital is the first since 2011, and comes amid a wave of bloody violence, a level not seen since the country five years.
And reveals the joint statement issued by the White House after a two-hour meeting between the two men, said that the American and Iraqi sides stressed on the need "urgent" for further assistance to Iraqi forces.
The statement that "the Iraqi delegation stressed his desire to purchase equipment U.S. as a means to strengthen the links institutional long stretch with the United States, and the transfer of that Maliki asked attack helicopters, Apache and other equipment from the United States, but Obama did not announce any assistance new military to Iraq .
He did not specify details of Iraqi Prime Minister requested U.S. assistance, but he said that his meeting with Obama was "very positive, and after a special meeting between the two sides, the U.S. president said that" unfortunately, Al Qaeda is still active and has become more active in recent times. "
Obama said, "so we have discussed at length how we can work together to repel this terrorist organization which does not work only in Iraq, but also poses a threat to the entire region and the United States," adding that "the United States wants Iraq to pass an election law so that Iraqis can discuss their differences through political means Instead of treating her violence. "the
And some U.S. officials said that al-Maliki ignored calls from Washington to give minorities a bigger role in the government, at a time many Sunnis accuse al-Maliki marginalized, which increases the size of the resentment that extremists are trying to exploit.
He said the American president that the presence of a democratic system active in Iraq would honor all those who have been killed since the U.S. invasion in 2003, with admitted al-Maliki that democracy in Iraq "fragile but are very important," stressing the importance of "the American role in Iraq's development and reconstruction . " The Iraqi government also faced widespread criticism over corruption and the problems of providing basic services. And killed more than 5400 people since the beginning of the year, including 964 in October alone, which was the deadliest month in Iraq since April 2008, according to official figures published Friday, despite the extensive military operations and strict security measures.
And saw the former U.S. ambassador to Iraq, James Jeffrey said such acts of violence "that could lead to the fragmentation of the country if Maliki did not move and the United States quickly."
Since his arrival in Washington, Wednesday, doubled-Maliki for meetings with officials of the executive branch, including officials of the U.S. Defense Department (Pentagon) and members of Congress, have called Thursday the international community to "third world war" against the "virus" rule.
Starter American: Obama intransigence and floundering-Maliki Sieverqan Iraq in a sea of blood
04-11-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Saw American writer known that the only responsible of what is happening in Iraq now is Prime Minister al-Maliki, a proposal on Washington to use their spyware to restore its influence in Iraq, as well as re-work program of the Sons of Iraq, and to send special operations forces working with Iraqi security forces.
Said Max Boot, in a commentary in the journal Commentary Magazine, "The Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, on a visit to the United States in the past week for high-level meetings, including a meeting with President Barack Obama."
He believed that "this sounds like a horror time ago when Obama said that the Iraq war (successful) invocation that we leave behind an Iraq that enjoys sovereignty, stability and self-reliance, a representative government elected by its people."
Bot said that "this speech in which he said that Obama" Mission Accomplished "was in the 14 December of the year 2011 at Fort Bragg, North بكارولاينا. Almost two years after Iraq became disintegrate," explaining that "violence returned to the year's levels 2008, a rate of 68 a car bomb explosion almost a month. "
The commentator American saying, "There are no precise figures, but estimates say that 7 thousand people have been killed terrorist attacks in the current year, and Gen. Lloyd Austin, the head of Central Command, warns that (the case may go easily for the worse), and the continuing decline spiral take you to war Eligibility. "
The bot that "even the White House acknowledges that al-Qaida in Iraq returned back alarming to Iraq, publisher lackeys in Syria and stands out as the" network pose a threat crossing national boundaries can be transmitted from the Middle East to the United States, "and continues by saying that" there the truth is a real danger that the organization of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant could entrench the presence of the Emirate of fundamentalism stretching from western Iraq to the north of Syria, which will become as it was the case of Afghanistan by the year 2011: an attractive place and a breeding ground for terrorists jihadists. "
The author said, "Certainly, not all things are terrifying in today's Iraq. By one of the few bright spots is the high oil production, which increased by 50% from what it was in 2005. And Iraqi Kurdistan, which is almost independent country so far, is booming."
The writer says that "the overall situation is grim, and not to the al-Maliki a draw to blame only himself is personally. Had follow policies that are more inclusive, to be able to keep the Sunnis, who turned against al Qaeda in Iraq in 2007 and 2008, in large numbers, to return to the path of the weapon. It allowed al-Maliki to mad greatness that is dominated by targeting large Sunni figures arrest and prosecution. "
And saw Max Boot that "the feeling of the year they محشورون at an angle to make them return to the only way they know to use car bombs to target Shiites., And this strategy bloody تجيدها Qaeda in Iraq from 2003 to 2007, and this is what runs the risk of repeating what happened in those days blacks when it began to Shiite death squads revenge through torture and murder of civilians a year. "
According bout that "the American administration, which did not bother never Iraq first and foremost, lost most of its weight when it withdrew its troops by the end of 2011," adding that "al-Maliki now hopes to buy equipment American art, including fighter jets F-16 and attack helicopters, and this gives us a bit of the weight of gravity slightly. Iraq is rich enough to buy equipment from Russia, China or France if the United States decided not to sell him a weapon. "
But the author corrects by saying that "with so there are certain capacities owned by the United States and can not other countries Mdharatha, and those capabilities are to be used in seeking to influence the behavior of Iraq. As between the detection Edward Snowden, the United States has the capacity of intelligence unmatched, particularly in the area spyware-mail, which can be shared with the Iraqis. also have drones and special operations forces in the past contributed to the dismantling of al-Qaeda networks in Iraq., if returned to Iraq again, perhaps it can do the same thing again. "
The author argues that "should Obama be presented to al-Maliki the use of these forces and capabilities, but only on the basis of certain conditions: namely that begins Maliki Absorb year and stop persecution. Should be it about special that re-work program of the Sons of Iraq, which attracted between 2007 and 2008 about 100 thousand Sunni to fight al Qaeda in Iraq. Such pro-government militia were critical to the success of the strategy "momentum" of U.S. forces in Iraq, and can help stimulate new momentum smaller, a momentum will not involve any ground forces American classic, but that would require Send more special operations forces and intelligence staff to work with their Iraqi counterparts. "
And Ray bot that "rebuild relations that existed previously between the United States and the Iraqi army may come the benefits of additional by giving the American side" aware of Anya "the greatest course of events in Iraq. This would allow for a cadre American space to help their partners Iraqi security forces to resist Maliki's attempts to abuse its use for political purposes. "
He said Max Boot, one of the critics of Maliki prominent in the United States, that this "would also give the United States more insight into the machinations of Iran in Iraq: Iran is the force that won since the departure of American troops. And the lack of U.S. support has supported, he turned Maliki to the Iranians to ask for advice and help in the fight against al Qaeda in Iraq. Unfortunately, the Iranians do not come intervening only more of Sunni militancy and makes the situation more poisoning. "
He concluded by commenting saying that "the increased U.S. intervention in Iraq is essential to cope with the Iranians, but it is unlikely to happen because it is inconsistent with the desire of Obama to withdraw from the Middle East, whatever the cost. It is also likely that the baptizing U.S. President stubborn to take any reaction indicates that the withdrawal of troops in 2011 was a mistake, which was a mistake. Unfortunately, this increases the likelihood that Iraq will continue drowning in a sea of blood. "
The political blocs agreed to pass the election law at today's meeting
04-11-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Alsumaria News / Baghdad
Parliamentary source revealed, Monday, that the political blocs agreed to pass the parliamentary election law during today's session.
The source said in an interview for "Alsumaria News", that "the political blocs agreed to pass the parliamentary election law during the 32nd session to be held today."
The source, who asked not to be named, said, "This agreement came after a meeting held today between the heads of political blocs to discuss this matter."
The Presidency of the Council of Representatives decided, on Sunday (November 3, 2013), Comment 32 Council meeting on Monday, due to the continuing differences between the blocks on the election law.
The House of Representatives failed in previous sessions to vote on the law, which has seen disagreements several blocs, including determining denominator platform, and determine compensatory seats and quotas and other paragraphs of the law, as parliament decided to conduct parliamentary elections as scheduled constitutionally and not later than 30 April of the year next.
Maliki's office accused al-Sadr to "collusion" against the will of the people and threatens to "harsh response
04-11-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Information Office of the Prime Minister
November 4, 2013
In the name of God the Merciful
We regret that speaks of allegedly driving current religious language I take nothing but insults and abuses that did not surprise anyone on inside and outside Iraq, and Taatjaozaaly simplest literary Alliaqat in communication with others.
With our commitment to the policy of not respond to it and others for a long time and disdain for sliding into polemics not serve Iraq and its people, but the statement issued by Muqtada al-Sadr on the state visit of Prime Minister to the United States and the contents of abuses deliberate and false information about the cost of the visit, requires us to clarify some of the facts To our dear friends:
First: that the state visit of Prime Minister to the United States was declared long ago not short and was based on a formal invitation and did not need to be approved by the House of Representatives, who did not object to the visit, as has been the visit of Mr. Prime Minister, to the U.S. visits to China, Japan, Korea, Russia and India to strengthen Iraq's relations with all countries of the world in all fields, and commensurate with the cultural heritage of Iraq and its pivotal role in the region and the world, and that such visits are part of the responsibility of the prime minister, who does not mind a constitutional her, as she did not need permission from anyone.
Second: that Iraq did not speak a secret from his need to buy arms and military equipment with all countries of the world, including the United States, Russia, China and France, and that Iraq will never beg a weapon of any country in the world, but asking publicly for the defense of the people who استباحت his blood and sacred limits gangs terrorist and outlaws.
Third: The onus is on Muqtada al-Sadr personally who had spoken earlier and through the media for his tireless efforts with Syria to the inauguration of a person place another person in the prime minister shows regret at the failure of the plan, as no longer his old - new concealed in collusion with some countries against the will of the Iraqi people, and therefore it would have been better for Mr. Muqtada to abstain in the past and the future policy of collusion and consult with the wise to Arushdoh on the right path before he directs the accusations of others.
Fourth: The right of Moqtada be exercised campaigning early, but he also said that the Aistkhv minds and memory of Iraqis who are well aware of the killing of their children in light of what has been called (courts) notorious and who was taking royalties and bribes and participated in sectarian strife and the list goes on , also remembers the honorable Iraqis also confronted firmly and strongly particularly al-Qaeda and the influence of Moqtada militia that fostered murder, kidnapping and theft of money in Basra, Karbala, Baghdad and other provinces.
We hope that this statement is the latest in our response to Mr. Muqtada is allied with him, and to Aydtrna to respond again because it would be too harsh, Iraqi people, who have suffered long-era dark of the Baath Party and the subsequent influence of al-Qaeda and the militias, deserves the hard work of his to be in forefront of the peoples of the developed world.
"Iraqi Kurdistan" calls for Baghdad to resolve the oil export judicially
04-11-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Being the Kurdistan region of Iraq, Gulf investment talks, agreements required to increase oil exports to Turkey, via pipeline to initiate done soon, calling on the federal government in Baghdad to settle accusations it through the Federal Court in relation to oil.
BAGHDAD - Nazek Mohammed Khudair
The Massoud Barzani, president of the Government of the Territory, touring Gulf tour, which the UAE and Kuwait in response to an official invitation, looking through the work of the two companies in the region, especially to have a huge investment in the provinces of Kurdistan.
The focus of the meetings Nechirvan Barzani, head of the Ministry of the Kurdistan region, Kurdish officials in Ankara during the past two days, on the economic side, the situation in the region, particularly the tensions and targeting terrorist who loomed the region last month, while ago never touched talks to the issue of PKK fighters.
Attorney Mahma Khalil MP for the Kurdistan Alliance, said the "news Moscow," "The Kurdistan Regional Government has close relations with Turkey, especially as the investment companies many operating in the region, and we need their services, in addition to the need for Turks to Iraq's oil."
And between Khalil member of the Economic Committee in Iraq's parliament, said that talks Kurdish officials last in Turkey, pour in increasing the export of oil extracted from the region via the oil pipeline extending toward Turkish territory, with the desire of the two sides in the stability of peace and security in the region of non-interference in the internal affairs of Erbil and Ankara.
And differences PKK with the Turkish government, Khalil said that the KRG does not interfere in the internal affairs of any internal issue of the Turkish side, and the fighters are in the area are difficult to intervene since the eighties of the last century.
And tour Gulf Barzani, President of Kurdistan region, said Qassim Mchkta, the Kurdish leader, said that "huge investments to the UAE and Kuwait in the region, and talks" Barzani "flowing into the investment side with the two countries."
In the face of accusations of Baghdad, "violating the constitution" for the Kurdistan region on the export of oil, he noted Mchkta saying, "The Iraqi government Federal used to describe any attempt to Kurdistan as an outlaw and a violation, but it does not go back to the Constitution specifically with articles (112.111), calling on Baghdad to settle the matter to the Federal Court to adjudicate the subject. "
KRG intends to build a second pipeline to Turkey in the next two years to enhance its production independently of Baghdad, according to statements made by Minister of natural materials to drastically Kurdistan.
Baldawi criticizes concerns of some INA blocs over nominating Maliki for third term
Monday, 04 November 2013 15:55
Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Mufeed al-Baldawi, of the State of Law Coalition criticized the concerns of some sides of the Iraqi National Alliance over nominating the Premier, Nouri al-Maliki, for a third term.
In a press statement received by AIN, Baldawi said "Unfortunately, there are some political sides including some of INA, attacked Maliki due to their concerns over nominating him for a third term and we assure that the constitution did not prevent nominating the Prime Minister for the third term."
"Maliki's visit to the United States of America and his meeting with the US President and his Vice was fruitful due to the interest of the US side in this visit," he added, noting that "Maliki referred to the Iraqi situation and the two sides agreed upon some points related to the security sector."
Albulada: Maliki's visit to America will be successful undermine terrorism and break شوكته the the
04-11-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
The MP said the coalition of state law beneficial Albulada, that the visit of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to the United States a successful and fruitful through the attention of the U.S. side the Iraqi situation.
The Albulada in a statement today that "the visit of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to the United States and the delegation accompanying him and held several meetings with officials, including Vice President and Minister of Defense and U.S. President was positive and Anajehh to a large degree by the great interest shown by U.S. President Barack Obama."
"The Prime Minister gave a clear picture of what is going through Iraq and the region was agreement and understanding on several axes, the most important security cooperation and the need to supply Iraq with aircraft, including the march and Apache, and these aircraft will contribute to a large degree in the prosecution of terrorism in the desert areas including the area of the island in Anbar and adjacent areas Syria ".
And about the concerns some of the quest-Maliki for a third term, said Albulada unfortunately that there are parties political, including within the National Alliance has launched an attack on the visit so as to fears of the third term, so we say that the Constitution did not prevent his third term, but he left it up to the Iraqi people was the worthiest that everybody stands up to the government to fight terrorism and the establishment of relations with the countries of the region and the regional countries. "
"The U.S. side has a clear vision about the case with in Iraq and the region and renew the visit successful and Snktef the fruit through processing and development of military relations and call for the need to unite to face the terrorism that has plagued Iraq and the region,"