Talabani condoles Iraqis due to killing Karawi
Sunday, 22 December 2013 19:50
Baghdad (AIN) –The President, Jalal Talabani, offered his sincere condolences due to killing the Commander of the 7th Division, Mohamed al-Karawi, along with several of his colleagues in Rutba area within Anbar province.
The media office of Talabani reported in a statement received by AIN ''The President offers his sincere condolences to the Iraqi people and Army members due to killing the Commander of the 7th Division, Mohamed al-Karawi, along with several of his colleagues within their heroic operation aim at eliminating terrorism and crime.''
''The great sacrifices that the Iraqi people offer are bright spots at the history of Iraqis who are exerting their lives to defeat terrorism and achieve stability of security situation under the rule of Federal Government,'' the statement added.
A senior delegation of the Ministry of Defense headed towards Anbar province to investigate in killing Karawi and to launch a military operation that target all armed groups in Anbar.
Sadr calls on Maliki to open a dialogue with peaceful protesters in Anbar, instead of threatening them
Najaf / NINA / Muqtada al- Sadr called on Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to " open a dialogue with peaceful protesters in Anbar, instead of threatening them with repression " expressing his hope " that these steps should not be a beginning to settle sectarian accounts with the Sunnis , but only terrorism must be targeted " condemned, at the same time " what happened against the leaders and members of the Iraqi Army in Anbar . "
Sadr said in a statement included a set of points carried his signature today, "What happened to the Iraqi army and its members because of poor intelligence work is not just denounced , but needs serious and urgent stand by the government , because Iraqi army is for Iraq not to the ruling party.
He added, "We condemn this cowardly act " stressing that "he stands with the army in order to continue defending the land of Iraq and its unity without sectarian or ethnic or partisan ."
About the threats of the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant against Kirkuk, Sadr said "We have heard threats of this U.S organization to seize Kirkuk, and we would defend Kirkuk if the government weakened in defending it . "
Al-Sadr said that "This organization does not represent Sunnis inside and outside Iraq, and our stand against it does not mean to stand against our brothers , but we support them to get rid of terrorism ."
On the steps of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki against Western demonstrations , Sadr said , " We have heard threats against demonstrations from Maliki ." and I say " this should not be a prelude to a sectarian settling of accounts with the Sunnis , but it must be directed to terrorism only , and this should not be a reason to delay the upcoming legislative elections."
He added , " I call to refer such matters to the parliament for a vote, before an individual decision, the all may regret it, and partners (if there are any) should be consulted on it."
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Kurd MP denies his bloc involvement in delaying approving the budget in 2014
BAGHDAD / NINA / A member of the Finance Committee, from the Kurdistan Alliance, MP Ahmed Hassan Fadhallah denied that his bloc disrupts adopting the state budget , considering all the charges against the Kurdistan Alliance void.
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that "some parliamentary blocs lacks a lot of diplomatic relations and direct false charges that are not based on real data," stressing that" the Kurdistan Alliance bloc does not have any objection to the adoption of the budget for the year 2014 . "
He pointed out that " Kurdistan's call for the federal government to pay the oil companies that operate in the region is normal, because foreign companies are working on oil exploration, which its imports to the Federal Government without receiving any dues since start working until now . "
He added that " the central government refuses to pay to companies that have worked in the northern fields under the pretext it has not receive the northern oil revenues ."
He continued: "The Kurdistan Alliance bloc does not have any intention of compromising on the adoption of the budget , but there are certain positions for parliamentary blocs led to delay the adoption of the budget ."
Haider Mulla: Maliki's speech to the sit-in squares "retaliatory smells of blood."
23-12-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
BAGHDAD / Baghdadi News
Counting the Iraqi List MP Haidar al-Mulla, a speech by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to sit in Anbar yards as a retaliatory speech out of it smelling blood.
He said in a statement issued on Monday, and received Baghdadi News a copy of it: "followed with great surprise and disapproval and censure the threat of al-Maliki for the Iraqi people in the streets of glory and dignity of the fact that followers of the speech of the Secretary General of the Dawa Party, will find the spirit of revenge it does not seem to speak for his people, but for another people" .
"As to the statements made by al-Maliki out of the smell of blood and had to if he were saying no Tkvna blood massacre Hawija, Crown appointment with you another massacre."
Mullah pointed out that "Mr. al-Maliki forgotten that the right to peaceful protest and freedom of expression, guaranteed by the Constitution may be approved by the Iraqi and regulation of international human rights in Article XIX."
He called Mullah international community "to shoulder its responsibilities moral and legal responsibility to protect the blood of innocent Iraqis peaceful than any new attempts to commit the folly of the Commander in Chief of the armed forces by targeting arenas sit in the six provinces Almentvdh."
Start the flow of oil from Kurdistan to Turkey
23-12-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Said Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz Monday that oil began flowing through the experimentally new pipeline runs from Iraq's Kurdistan to the Turkish port of Ceyhan on the Mediterranean.
Yildiz said in a statement to reporters, Reuters reported, and it Atalt "Twilight News" that the oil began flowing on a trial basis and then it will start pumping (operational) for the line.
He added that he would discuss the start of the operation of the line next week.
The findings of Kurdistan and Turkey recently to agreements for the export of Kurdish oil to world markets via the new pipeline passes through Turkish territory, down to the port of Ceyhan on the Mediterranean.
And plans to start exporting oil Kurdistan early next year, but that this step needs to terms with them and Baghdad, which opposes the move in this path individually.
It is scheduled to visit the president of the Kurdistan Regional Government Barzani Baghdad Wednesday for talks on Kurdish oil exports, hoping to reach an understanding.
Baghdad strongly rejects the export of oil from the fields of Kurdistan without reference. She says she only companions of the right in the management of oil wealth in the country, especially the conclusion of contracts and agreements for export.
But Kurdistan confirms that the country's constitution allows them to move forward in the export of oil.
And discuss Turkish Energy Minister in Baghdad, Erbil and discuss with officials of the two sides in the energy file and export of oil in an effort to mediate between the two sides.
Oil announces high rates of production for more than three million and 400 000 barrels per day
23-12-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Alsumaria News / Baghdad
Oil Minister Abdul-Karim and coffee, on Monday, the high production rates to more than three million and 400 000 barrels per day, expecting to achieve further increases in the amount of oil produced in the next year.
A coffee in a statement issued today, and received "Alsumaria News", a copy of "Iraq has achieved a rise in the rates of oil production to more than three million and 416 000 barrels per day," he said, adding that "the quantities produced Tksmt between the oil fields of South, Central and North" .
He added coffee that "the rate of production from the South Oil reached 2.52 million barrels per day, while the total production rate North 512 000 barrels per day and oil at a rate of Maysan 248 000 barrels, while the rate of production of the center 136 000 barrels per day."
He expected the coffee "to achieve further increases in the amount of oil produced in the next year in 2014 with the start of initial production of a number of new oil fields in the south and center."
The Oil Ministry announced, on the first of December the current rise in oil exports for the month of November last to more than 71 million barrels, noting that revenues have also brought about a rise of seven billion and 328 million dollars.
WASHINGTON Iraq to provide support in the battle against al-Qaida
23-12-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
The United States expressed its condemnation of the recent attacks carried out by the "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" targeted soldiers and civilians and Iraqi military leaders, pledging support in the battle against it.
The Foreign Ministry issued a statement in the U.S. I read it, "Twilight News", that said, "The United States condemns the attacks by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, the last against Iraqi soldiers and elected officials and military leaders."
She added that "the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, a branch of al-Qaeda, is the common enemy of America and the Republic of Iraq, and pose a threat to the Middle East."
The ministry said in its statement that "the strategic framework agreement between the two countries provides a basis for long-term security cooperation, and we remain committed to helping to strengthen the Iraqi forces in the ongoing battle against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant."
Taking drew to denounce issued by various Iraqi officials, including Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the attacks, the U.S. State stressed that Washington will continue to "work with all Iraqis to push political progress and laughing violent extremist networks."
And called on regional leaders to take action to avoid financing and recruiting elements in these groups, including the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, and the Front victory, and to deter the flow of foreign fighters into Syria, and a large number of them carry a recent suicide bombings against innocent civilians in Iraq.
The United States has expressed her grief at the loss of lives in recent days, and wished a speedy recovery to the injured, and expressed to stand by the Iraqi security forces and civilian leaders and tribal and local councils in the battle "against the terrorists are trying to regain control of the land within the borders of Iraq."
She concluded by saying he was "working together we will ensure the inability of those terrorists of success."
It is noteworthy that the Iraqi forces engaged in a massive military operation desert province of Anbar to hit bases of "Al-Qaeda", following the killing of the commander of the seventh division of the Iraqi army Maj. Gen. Mohammed spherical, and a group of soldiers and officers in an ambush near the Valley Horan eliminate wet west of the country.
Federal troops stormed Samarra Square sit-in and the arrest of
23-12-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Stormed the strength of the federal police Monday Square by protesters marching on the policies of the government in the city of Samarra in Salahuddin province, according to a source familiar said.
The source said "Twilight News" that the federal police stormed the Square sit-in Samarra and arrested its occupants from protestors.
Was not immediately clear how many detainees and the charges against them.
Previously, though security forces carried out similar operations in other cities were most violent last April when they raided Square protesters in the city of Kirkuk, Hawija and confrontations between the two sides led to the occurrence of dozens of dead and Ajerhy.
The days passed before the first anniversary of the ongoing demonstrations in six provinces with a Sunni majority in protest at what they say that the government led by the Shiite marginalized.
The protests started from the center of the city of Ramadi, Anbar province and later moved to the neighboring provinces of broken over the past months, clashes with security forces which killed dozens of people.
And almost those incidents that ignite sectarian strife between Shiites and Sunnis along the lines of what Iraq witnessed between 2006 and 2008, when tens of thousands were killed.
Sunnis say that the Iraqi government targeted unfairly through anti-terrorism laws and de-Baathification and others.
And demanding an end to such laws and to balance the state departments to allow imitating senior positions after excluding a lot of them due to his link to the outlawed Baath party, which had ruled the country before 2003.
The Iraqi government has formed committees and met with representatives of the protesters and said it responded to the demands of the "legitimate" to the protesters and that he did not stay there no need for the continuation of the demonstrations.
The government has taken decisions in the past few months to ease restrictions on former Baathists occupy senior positions in government departments.
It also canceled the trial of the accused on the basis of reports of the confidential informant, as well as decoder for Real Estate detention of senior officials of the Baath Party.
Security forces to withdraw from Samarra Square sit-in and release the seven detainees
23-12-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Alsumaria News / Salahuddin
According to a police source in Salahuddin province, Monday, that the Samarra operations forces pulled out of the yard sit in the judiciary and divorced seven detainees released following an agreement with the elders of the judiciary and representatives of the protesters to lift the concrete blocks and open the roads leading to the sit-in yard.
The source said in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "The operations forces pulled out of Samarra Square sit-in Samarra and released seven detainees who were arrested earlier in the day Monday."
The source, who asked not to be named, said: "Following the withdrawal was an agreement with the elders of the judiciary and representatives of the protesters to lift the concrete blocks and open the roads leading to the sit-in yard," denying "any intention security forces broke into the arena."
It is noteworthy that a police source in Salah al-Din said, earlier on Monday (23 December 2013), that the security force operations of Samarra surrounded the Square sit-in of the judiciary, and raised concrete blocks, also arrested seven young men from the protesters.
It is noteworthy that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki called, on Sunday (22 December 2013), the owners of the legitimate demands of the protest in the streets of Anbar to withdraw and leave them to al-Qaida, stressing that it can not be tolerated to be a base for any protected headquarters in the province.