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    " The Dinar Daily ", Wednesday, 12 February 2014

    U.S. condemns assassination attempt Najafi

    BAGHDAD - The United States condemned the attack, which the U.S. strongly targeted the convoy House Speaker Osama Najafi in Nineveh province.

    The Deputy State Department spokesman Marie Harff said in a statement seen by the agency. "The attack shows the danger posed by terrorist groups on all Iraqis, stressing the importance that the Iraqi leaders of all components of society to work together to isolate the armed groups from the rest of Iraqis more broadly.

    It confirmed that the United States supports the Iraqi people and will continue to work closely with political leaders and security of Iraqis to confront those who commit such acts, which have no meaning. ARTICLE LINK

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    Zobaie: Maliki to respond to the political initiatives to solve the crisis Anbar

    BAGHDAD - Demanded the Iraqi List MP Talal Zobaie, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, responding to political initiatives to solve the crisis of Anbar.

    Zobaie said in a statement to the Agency that "the initiatives put forward to solve the crisis of Anbar, all of which was enough to go out with good results and satisfy all the political parties especially the initiative of the President of the Supreme Council Ammar al-Hakim and Parliament Speaker Osama Najafi as well as the initiative of the President coalition, the Iraqi National Iyad Allawi.

    He added, that the lack of response by the government to these initiatives testament to the lack of faith in the political consensus and joint action, stressing that it bears all the damage flowing sons of Anbar province.

    Mention that there are many initiatives have been put forward to solve the crisis Anbar Perhaps the most important initiative of the President of the Supreme Council Ammar al-Hakim and Parliament Speaker Osama Najafi and other initiatives. ARTICLE LINK

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    Najafi meet with the heads of parliamentary blocs to insert budget bill at today's meeting

    BAGHDAD - A parliamentary source said on Tuesday, that the President of the House of Representatives held a meeting with the heads of parliamentary blocs to insert budget bill on the agenda of today's meeting, and the inclusion of the bills stalled in the agenda of future meetings.

    "House Speaker Osama Najafi held at noon today, a meeting with the heads of parliamentary blocs to insert budget bill on the agenda of today's meeting.

    The source added that "Najafi discuss with the heads of blocs inclusion of laws broken in the coming sessions.

    The House of Representatives plans to hold its Aaleom Tuesday to vote on the draft labor law, and the first and second readings of the eight bills.

    The Presidency of the Council of Representatives decided earlier today to postpone the meeting of the Council of Representatives half an hour, for lack of a quorum. ARTICLE LINK

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    Parliament postponed its meeting held today to next Thursday

    BAGHDAD - For the House of Representatives to its regular day next Thursday.

    "The presidency of the parliament decided to postpone the hearing scheduled for today to next Thursday for the continuation of the dispute over the financial budget bill that did not include in the agenda.

    The political blocs expressed their desire to incorporate the budget at today's meeting, while some believe that the budget is incomplete and that the parliament back to the Council of Ministers.

    "It has been agreed to host the ministers of oil and finance in the next meeting to discuss the budget law.

    It was scheduled to be held on Tuesday, the House of Representatives to vote its regular reading for a number of draft laws also held the Presidency of the Council earlier in the day held a meeting with the heads of parliamentary blocs and committees to discuss the dispute over the law of the financial budget. ARTICLE LINK

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    Barham Saleh receives Najafi and confirm that the constitution is al-Faisal to resolve differences

    BAGHDAD - The head of the House of Representatives Osama Najafi and the second deputy of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Barham Saleh, said that the Constitution is al-Faisal in resolving all the differences.

    He said the media office of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), announced today in a statement received by the agency ((eighth day)), a copy of:-The "Barham Salih, met with House Speaker Osama Najafi and the governor of Nineveh Ethel Nujaifi, expressed in favor during the meeting, expressed his happiness safety Speaker of the House who survived an assassination attempt in the city of Mosul, and wished a speedy recovery to the wounded in the incident, which targeted the convoy Najafi. "

    The statement added: "The President of the House of Representatives thanks to Barham Salih confidence in him, and in the center of another of the meeting, the two sides discussed the current situation in Iraq, where the new two sides reaffirmed the need for cooperation in the face of terrorism and terrorists in Iraq."

    The statement noted that "the differences between the Kurdistan region and Baghdad was another focus of the meeting, the two sides stressed the need to have the constitution is al-Faisal in resolving all disputes as to contribute to the achievement of security and harmony for the Iraqi people." ARTICLE LINK

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    Iraq Violence Surge Tied to Intensified Iran-Saudi Proxy War

    By Anwar Faruqi

    People gather at the site of a car bomb in Baghdad in September 2013. Photo AP

    Shiite Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia are fighting a proxy war in Iraq, where a surge in sectarian violence is being fueled by both sides.

    Monday’s attempted assassination of Iraqi Parliament Speaker Osama al-Nujaifi, and the death of 21 Islamic militants at a bomb-making school outside Baghdad, set a new measure of instability in Iraq.

    A mounting death toll – more than 1,000 deaths in January -- has been running parallel with rising tensions between Tehran and Riyadh on the international stage.

    Iran’s titanic influence over Iraq is no secret. Ironically, the main beneficiary of the US invasion of Iraq was Uncle Sam’s archenemy, the Islamic Republic of Iran.

    Tehran exerts its will in Iraq through multiple channels: through the Shiite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the firebrand Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr whose Mahdi Army once fought pitched battles with US forces and through the highly-revered senior clerics in the Shiite seminaries of Najaf.

    Iran reportedly has no qualms about also interfering more directly.

    In a 2011 article, Britain’s respected Guardian newspaper named Qasem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s elite Qods Force which conducts special operations outside Iran, as “The Iranian general ‘secretly running’ Iraq.”

    “In Baghdad, no other name invokes the same sort of reaction among the nation's power base – discomfort, uncertainty and fear,” the newspaper said.

    "He is the most powerful man in Iraq without question," Iraq's former national security minister, Mowaffak al-Rubaie, told the newspaper al-Sharq al-Awsat in July 2010. "Nothing gets done without him."

    But unlike Iran, which has almost flaunted its power and influence in neighboring Iraq, the Saudi role has been more muted and less publicized.

    King Abdullah’s dislike for Maliki came into the open after WikiLeaks exposed private conversations between the Saudi royal and a top American official. “I don’t trust this man,” Abdullah is reported to have told the Americans at a 2009 meeting at his palace. “He is an Iranian agent.”

    According to reports last year, King Abdullah had sent invitations to Sunni tribal leaders for all-expenses-paid pilgrimage trips to the kingdom, on condition they agreed to meet with him. The invitations were denounced by Iraqi Shiite leaders, who accused Riyadh of interference in internal affairs.

    More interesting was a statement this month by al-Qaeda, disavowing any links with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

    "Al-Qaeda announces it is not linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, as it was not informed of its creation (and) did not accept it," read the statement, which criticized ISIL's mode of operations.

    ISIL "is not a branch of al-Qaeda, has no links to it, and the [al-Qaeda] group is not responsible for its acts," it added.

    The statement is important because ISIL was always believed to be the local branch of al-Qaeda. But the disavowal raises several nagging questions: What is ISIL? Who is it loyal to? And who finances the group, which is also fighting against the Iranian-backed regime in Syria?

    There have been allegations that ISIL, which preaches the puritanical and intolerant Wahabi version of Islam, is run by Saudi Arabia.

    Iraq’s Al Sumaria TV reported last month that a senior ISIL commander had met with a top Saudi intelligence official in Anbar province, just weeks before he was killed by Iraqi forces.

    Citing a top Iraqi security official, it said that a senior ISIL captive had confessed that Commander Shaker Vahib al-Fahdavi secretly met with the top Saudi intelligence official 20 days before his death.

    The channel reported that: “The unnamed captive, a senior al-Qaeda member who was arrested recently by Iraqi force, also said that ISIL, which operates both inside Iraq and Syria, received USD 150 million and 60 vehicles in aid from Saudi Arabia one day before an anti-government camp was dismantled by Iraqi forces in Ramadi.”

    Without naming Saudi Arabia directly, a 2010 diplomatic cable from the US Embassy in Baghdad, exposed by Wikileaks, alluded to the role of Iraq’s “Sunni neighbors.”

    It concluded that Iranian influence in Iraq “is not aimed, unlike that of some Sunni Arab neighbors, at fomenting terrorism that would destabilize the government.”

    Classified cables by then US Ambassador Christopher Hill had this to say about those “Sunni Arab neighbors”: “A few of our more senior contacts hint at similar malign intentions ‘by some neighbors,’ making clear without being explicit that they are referring to Saudi Arabia.”

    The ambassador said: “The view of key contacts here is that some of Iraq's Sunni Arab neighbors have concluded that in a stable, peaceful Iraqi democracy, Sunni political power in Iraq would be finished.”

    He added that: “These Arab neighbors, therefore, conclude that the only way the Sunnis will ever come back into power in Iraq is in the wake of a period of sustained instability and violence that de-legitimizes democratic governance and the Shia as Iraqi political leaders.”

    The regional rivalry between Tehran and Riyadh is decades old, already fought in battlegrounds in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    But it has intensified over Western and regional allegations that Iran is trying to build a nuclear bomb.

    King Abdullah is reported to have "frequently exhorted the U.S. to attack Iran to put an end to its nuclear weapons program," according to WikiLeaks exposure of more US diplomatic cables.

    Failing to convince the United States, the Saudis have reportedly been increasingly frustrated at what they see as Washington’s weakness.

    In Iraq, where both sides share borders and Riyadh has been frustrated at the rise of Iranian influence – especially after the departure of US troops just over two years ago -- the Saudis appear to have taken things into their own hands.

    As the WikiLeaks cables prove, the United States is not ignorant about the war being played out in Iraq. However, it is in US interests to have Iranian influence curtailed in Iraq without American lives or money being lost. ARTICLE LINK

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    Maliki's public declaration of "victory" to the surprise of MPs Anbar: constant shelling and clashes ongoing

    Baghdad / Astonished deputies Anbar statements of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on "the victory of the state" against terrorism, and stressed blurry what is going on in Anbar, even today after six weeks of fighting, and stressed that the military operations and activities of the militants sustained in Ramadi and Fallujah, arguing The initiative lay down their arms sponsored by the local government in the province with the support of the federal government "at a standstill" because of the lack of response from the Baghdad government for the items mentioned in the initiative, most notably the withdrawal of the army from the cities, and the transfer of the trial of MP Ahmed al-Alwani to Anbar.

    Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, said In a statement yesterday that "the victories would not have been realized, but to unite and cohesion between the armed forces as well as their parents and their families," and stressed that the government would compensate those affected, adding that "the government has renewed its determination to support the tribes that rose up against terrorism and absorb the fighters of her sons in the army and police." , revealing "the allocation of the necessary funds to compensate the victims and honor the martyrs and their families and the reconstruction of the province."

    MP Anbar Hamid al-Mutlaq said in a statement to "term" yesterday that "the word of the Ground Forces Command about the end of military operations in Ramadi, hazy and inaccurate," he continued shelling and clashes In some areas of the city.

    Mutlaq adds "We hope that this will be a modern Operations Command wild about the security situation in Ramadi, order a real even pull the rug from under the feet of Almtdhiraan the presence of militants and the light continues shelling on areas of Anbar," stressing that "the situation on the ground indicates to the contrary, where the clashes are continuing between the army and militants, and still the security forces are exposed to blows and the targeting of some of the armed groups, and the bombardment continuously on Fallujah and Ramadi. "

    Mutlaq revealed the continued displacement of civilians from Fallujah amid shelling and clashes, stressing that solutions sponsored by the local government and some clans to end military operations in Anbar, has not "seen her any features yet."

    It was local officials revealed the "long" last week reached a tentative agreement sponsored by the local government, including 13 points to resolve the crisis Anbar, particularly Fallujah, including abandoning the militants to disarm, exchange for the withdrawal of the army to the barracks outside the cities, but at the same time questioned the successful initiative to the absence of guarantees of non-prosecution of the gunmen judicially, and criticized the continued shelling on Fallujah in an atmosphere to discuss the initiative.

    to it, said a member of the provincial council in Anbar Nahla al-Rawi said in an interview with the "long" that the communications in the west of the province, "where you live" back intermittently to the area, but they are in no better of Ramadi and Fallujah, said that "the areas west of the province, in Hit and existing, better off than the rest of the cities of Anbar."

    and added that the breeding Anbar confirmed examinations half-year "deferred Because of security events "on the eighteenth of February, the current on schedule in Hit and based, while skeptical of Education, according to the narrator, its ability to hold them in Fallujah and Ramadi and despite the fact that the narrator says that "west of the province better security and a humanitarian of Fallujah and Ramadi," but The irony is that talking about responsible local is "the continuation of electricity in Fallujah abandoned by its inhabitants, and the interruption continued in other cities," pointing out that "the communication cut off almost completely in Fallujah and Ramadi, but they come sporadically west of the province."

    asserts the narrator, "The Battle Ramadi is still ongoing, and there are some areas in the city, scene of frequent clashes, "and denied statements by security officials" minutes "on the gray, as she said the displaced west of the province live in better conditions than others, because they live in schools and kindergartens, and there is no operations military in those areas.

    On the other hand indicate the narrator that the initiative to solve the crisis in Anbar, sponsored by the local government, is still "at a standstill," asserting that the Baghdad government did not make a single step, with respect to the withdrawal of the army from the cities or the transfer of the trial of MP Ahmad Alwani to Anbar, also did not separate the federal government of the points contained in the initiative, including the failure to prosecute militants who give up their arms.

    Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said in a statement posted on its website, said the government will work in collaboration with everyone on the implementation of the initiative of Al-Anbar, and among It will be integrated into the fighters of the sons of the tribes to maintain the army and police, pointed out that the government will allocate the necessary funds to compensate victims of the province. ARTICLE LINK

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    Parliamentary economy: postpone the deletion of zeros from the currency to avoid a scheme to replace counterfeit currency

    {Baghdad: Euphrates News} A member of the Committee on the economy and investment representative, Amer winner, said the project to delete the zeros from the national currency still exists, but it is in order for commercial reasons, in addition to the receipt of intelligence information for the creation of counterfeit currency for the purpose of replacing the new currency.

    He said the winner told the News} {Euphrates on Tuesday that "the project is still in place and everything in it that he delayed not only, we want to apply the law in 01/01/2013, but he asked later postponed for economic reasons, as it leads to a disruption in the commercial market and the general situation does not help, he asked to postpone the work in it. "

    "The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers may linger in the project, in order to the country's economy internal," noting that "we have agreed with the central bank in order not to make a fuss in the market through the implementation of the project, and because the old currency will not fall but will continue to work out as well as the new currency for a period of two years, for example, goods are priced in the new currency specified in the old fixed as well, and for a period of two years, the old currency intervention by the Central Bank gradually and will not leave until implemented from the market. "

    Said the winner "as he may been wait-implementation of the project, to the receipt of intelligence information indicating that there is a coin forged many abroad in neighboring countries, and even some of them inside Iraq, prepared for the purpose of replacing the new currency, considering that the old currency will damage, so it has to implement in order to develop a mechanism to control this issue, and control at border crossing points. "

    It is noteworthy that the central bank announced earlier that the project to delete the three zeroes from the Iraqi currency will transfer the country from a country trillions to billions. Confirms economists importance of deletion of zeros from the currency current, which applies to reduce inflation and achieve a breakthrough in the economy currency of the country a few new banknotes and coins sober mimic the rest of the world. was the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers announced in April 2012, for a patient in the application process to delete the zeros from the currency. ARTICLE LINK

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    KA MP calls government to re-draft Budget law to endorse it ASAP

    Wednesday, 12 February 2014 11:22

    Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Ishwaq al-Jaf, of the Kurdistani Alliance called the government to re-draft the Budget law and send it to the parliament to endorse it as soon as possible.

    In a press statement received by AIN, she said "The Budget law sent by the parliament must be amended to correct some of its articles," noting that "The law draft sent to the parliament has a political feature and do not represent the demands of the Iraqi people."

    "Some political blocs started to use this issue for the electoral propaganda and topple others where the government has to re-draft it and send it to the parliament to endorse it ASAP," she concluded.


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