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    " The Dinar Daily ", Saturday, 15 February 2014

    *** " Evict Maliki " Countdown is 74 Days until the Election ***

    Barzani in Ankara today to meet with Erdogan and file search of oil and gas
    2014/2/14 12:22

    {Arbil: Euphrates News}
    Begins with the Prime Minister of Iraq's Kurdistan region Nechirvan Barzani, the day of his visit to the Turkish capital Ankara to meet with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
    A statement by the Government of the Territory received and Euphrates News Agency {} copy of it today that "the Prime Minister Barzani will visit Turkey today bulwark high-level delegation during the visit and will meet with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan."
    He explained that "the objective of this visit is to discuss and debate the file of oil and gas and the development of the region in general."
    It is noteworthy that he expected to visit Baghdad Barzani next Sunday to meet with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in order to reach understandings solve the problem of oil-exporting region via Turkey and the outstanding issues between the three parties. Ended.


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    PUK’s Salih Reportedly Refusing Nomination for Iraqi Presidency


    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Barham Salih has refused a proposed nomination for the Iraqi presidency by his Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), saying he prefers to stay and help repair internal problems that are tearing his party apart, sources tell Rudaw.

    The PUK has been in turmoil ever since its leader Jalal Talabani, who is also Iraq’s president, suffered a stroke more than a year ago and was flown to Germany.

    The leadership issue was to be decided at a January 31 convention. But when that meeting was cancelled, Salih stepped down from a three-person leadership council, and has maintained silence ever since. He has said he will only speak whenever the convention is held.

    “The PUK politburo told Barham Salih that if he remains silent he will be nominated for the presidency of Iraq,” a senior party member said on condition of anonymity. “But Barham Salih rejected the offer of the PUK politburo saying that he wants to prove for everyone that he is not seeking higher positions and his demand is to make reforms,” the source added.

    In a meeting with the central council, Salih reportedly said that the PUK rank and file were expecting the leadership to make reforms that would revitalize the party. “Our experience of the last few years tells us that we cannot continue in this way,” he added.

    Salih is reported to have said: “If you carry out reforms, I will be with you, if not, I cannot continue.”

    Salih is expected to meet Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani in the next few days to talk about the situation of the PUK. During his recent trip to Europe, Barzani had spoken with Salih on the phone and had advised him to await his return.

    In Talabani’s absence and following parliamentary elections in September in which the PUK lost its place as Kurdistan’s second-largest party, some top party members had called for changes through a convention.

    Chief among them have been Salih and Kosrat Rasul Ali. They have blamed Hero Ibrahim Ahmed, the third member of the leadership council and Talabani’s wife, of standing in the way of reforms and a party reshuffle, and of cancelling the convention.

    But in an article in her party newspaper this week, Ahmed denied that she was behind postponing the PUK convention.

    She wrote in Kurdistani Nwe that she welcomed present frictions inside the party because they would drive much needed change. But she stressed that the PUK needs a “systematic change, not something based on personal moods.”

    She also denied she was behind the convention postponement.

    Fareed Assasard, member of PUK leadership said, “The issue of postponing the congress was unanimously approved in the last meeting of PUK leadership.”

    “Even after the decision was made, Hero Ahmed commented on the decision; the decision was not issued by Hero Ahmed,” Assasard said.But it was revealed for the first time that 12 members of the politburo and leadership council had refused to agree to a postponement of the convention.

    A member of the PUK politburo, who preferred to remain anonymous, rejected the claim that the decision to delay the congress was made unanimously. He said that minutes of the meeting were available, and they would show the names of people who had refused to agree.

    He named some of the members who refused as: Azad Jundiani, Mahmood Sangawi, Rizgar Ali, Narmin Osman, Adnan Hama Mina, Hamai Hama Saeed, Jamil Hawrami, and Mohammad Watman. Salih and Ali also had refused to sign, he said.

    See more at: http://rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/1....wE5PzpuY.dpuf

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    President Barzani, Gorran Leader Discuss Next Cabinet

    By RUDAW

    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani and Change Movement (Gorran) leader Nawhshirwan Mustafa pledged to work closely to speed up the delayed formation of the next Kurdish government.

    The two leaders agreed on strengthening relations, on Kurdish unity in Baghdad and the government formation, which has been delayed nearly four months after the September elections for the Kurdish parliament, sources told Rudaw.

    “Mustafa told Barzani that the formation of the Kurdistan Cabinet has been delayed long, despite Gorran's relinquishing of the post of deputy prime minister,” a source knowledgeable about the talks said.

    The source quoted Mustafa as saying that, "If Gorran is an obstacle to the government formation it is ready to remain the opposition in parliament in order to not hinder the government formation."

    But Barzani told Mustafa he prefers Gorran to be inside the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), and that all Kurdish parties should adopt a single stance in confronting issues with Baghdad.

    The source said Barzani had questioned why Gorran is insisting on getting the Interior Ministry portfolio.

    In 2009, many Gorran members were purged from the security and police forces. Many fear that Gorran’s control of the ministry will be used for revenge by the party against members of the other parties, in particular the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK).

    The president’s office, and officials from the KDP and Gorran, described the meeting as friendly and positive. They said discussions had centered on the government formation and the difficult negotiations still ahead with other parties.

    Jafar Ibrahim, spokesman of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) which is led by Barzani, said that his party “recognizes the status of Gorran and has asked it to become a real partner in the government.”

    He hailed Gorran's steps as "positive” and hoped to elevate their relations further.

    The post of the deputy prime minister has been contested between Gorran and the PUK, which came third in the Kurdistan legislative polls in September.

    Last week, Gorran agreed to allow the deputy premiership to go to the PUK, and said it was willing to accept the parliament speaker post in order to expedite the government formation.

    The PUK has been reeling under leadership, political and organizational issues since December 2012, when its leader Jalal Talabani suffered a stroke and has been recuperating in Germany ever since.

    Some Political parties have accused the PUK of being the main cause of the delay, by not accepting it has lost its leadership role to Gorran, after coming third in the September elections.


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    Zubaidi: Nechirvan Barzani in Baghdad tomorrow to reach final solution for the budget

    BAGHDAD / NINA / The head of the citizen bloc, Baqir al-Zubaidi said that "a delegation of the Kurdistan region will arrive in Baghdad on Sunday, in order to reach a final solution to the state budget for2014."

    He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / " There are a number of sticking points between the center and the region that need solutions, and this will only be done with meetings of high-level , which should be agreed on to develop effective solutions to these points."

    He added, " these points relate to Peshmerga forces and foreign companies operating in the region in addition to the exporting oil produced from the fields of the region and supervision on them ." Expressing hope to reach final solution to these points in order to take the budget way toward approval " .

    It is mentioned that Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Nechirvan Barzani visited Turkey and met yesterday, with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan .


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    Iraq’s politics of posters

    A proliferation of political posters, especially of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, as Iraq gears up for elections, brings back memories from Saddam Hussein's era.

    Prominent Dawa Party leader Hassan Sinead opined that the spread of posters depicting Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in streets, at checkpoints as well as in official and military institutions was “damaging to him [Maliki],” further noting that the culture of plastering photographs was “passe.”

    Sinead's statement to the official Iraqi Media Network on Feb. 4 was vague and ambiguous, as it tried to evade identifying the phenomenon by name. By law, it is illegal to affix pictures of the prime minister inside official institutions, and plastering photos of political leaders is a bygone culture with "dictatorial roots" — an allusion that this leader, who possesses both a cultural and literary background, tried to avoid making.

    It was fortunate that Sinead also avoided blaming the government for the phenomenon of spreading its leader’s photographs almost everywhere for the past few years. Moreover, he did not blame “fans” and “supporters,” who enjoy spreading large posters of Maliki in squares, government and military offices, checkpoints or even their own bedrooms.

    Iraqis remember well that during his reign, former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein — in the rare instances when he talked with the foreign press about the spread of his likeness in pictures and statues — used to say that he was not responsible for them, and that the loving people were responsible for their dissemination.

    The main issue is that Maliki is not the only one whose photographs adorn Iraqi streets and squares. Religious leaders have also not truly addressed the issue of removing their own posters, which have spread everywhere for more than 10 years, despite some of them stating that they stood against the dissemination of such posters.

    In conjunction with the ongoing battles in Anbar and the looming elections, Maliki’s supporters have disseminated a plethora of new large format posters of himself leading groups of people supposed to represent the various segments of Iraqi society, along with grandiose slogans about the extermination of terrorism.

    As electoral media campaigns have not officially and legally started, these actions all fall within the scope of premature electoral promotional campaigns.

    One could talk about a culture that is still engrained among some in the Iraqi public as well as in political and governmental circles, who view the head of the government not as the highest ranking appointed official but as a “leader,” “hero” and sometimes “extraordinary.” Therefore, the spread of large posters and statues are a kind of consecration and manifestation of this culture on the ground.

    We hear, from people close to religious leaders whose posters adorn the streets, justification revolving around the nature of “religious sanctification,” leading to this phenomenon. Yet, we refrain from commenting when we see posters plastered in Iraqi streets glorifying religious leaders who are not even Iraqi, for fear that our comment be judged a great crime, similar to the “crime” perpetrated by a Baghdad newspaper that “was implicated” on Feb. 10 of publishing a caricature portrait of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as part of an article discussing the history of Iran’s Islamic Revolution. This led to the holding of dozens of demonstrations, a bomb attack on the newspaper’s offices and threats against the cartoonist who drew the portrait.

    The question that no one dares ask is the following: “Does the Iraqi state possess the authority required to remove the large posters and photos that adorn the squares, invade the streets and are regularly renewed and maintained?”

    The answer is “No.” For the state does not have the authority to remove even one single poster, lest it falls victim to the same types of attacks suffered by the Baghdad newspaper.

    Paradoxically, when you ask people with close ties to the government about the insistence that prevails in spreading Maliki’s posters everywhere, they refer you to the posters depicting religious leaders and transform your question into an accusation: “Why should Maliki be prevented from putting up his posters, while the posters of clerics fill the streets?”

    The main issue revolves around the fact that the government is responsible for dealing with any illegal phenomenon. The people may implicitly pardon its inability — engendered by its limited capacities — to combat the spread of social tensions resulting from the chaotic spread of posters portraying religious leaders, despite the fact that doing so is its duty. But no one can forgive the government for participating in this festival of posters; all in the name of fair competition.


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    Urgent Supreme Council Imaml Alna˙ptin Almsottin b {Yes} to paragraph privileges senior {48} hours to make their resignations

    2014/2/15 15:22

    {Baghdad: Euphrates News} gave ISCI Alna˙ptin Almsottin b {Yes} to paragraph privileges senior {48} hours to submit their resignations.

    A statement by the Information Office of the Supreme Islamic Iraqi today, "it was grace Alna˙ptin Almsottin b {Yes} paragraph rejected article {38} for {48} hours to make their resignation from the mass citizen, and otherwise will be activated dismissal decision taken against them" .. followed


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    Governorates of Iraq is witnessing mass demonstrations against the privileges of officials

    Demonstrations swept most of Iraq's provinces, on Saturday, a rejection of the concessions approved by Parliament for himself and senior state officials, denouncing what they saw as the theft of the people.

    Parliament passed a law two weeks ago, pension includes senior government officials, and ensures that these deputies and staff privileges, including the salary of a lifetime by up to 70% of current salary, which is more than 10 thousand dollars.

    And roamed demonstrations involving thousands, of different cities in the provinces of Baghdad, Wasit, Hilla, Karbala, Najaf, Nasiriyah and Amarah, Diwaniyah, Basra and Kirkuk.

    Hundreds of people gathered in Firdos Square in central Baghdad, chanting 'retirement void', and 'Where obedience reference O followers of reference?', In reference to the refusal of the Shiite authority in Najaf for this law.

    In architecture south of the country, offering the city's governor, Ali Douai, demonstration raised a banner reading 'people and the reference position and the goal of Lloyd and one against thefts of Representatives', cheers, rejecting the law, including 'Retirement Law and privileges of officials, contrary to popular demands and reference'.

    It is reported that after the parliament passed a law with the approval of 130 deputies attended the voting session of 170, disavowed the majority of the parties of the vote in his favor, and issued statements rejecting him.


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    Barzani and Erdogan discuss energy file and the problems caused by this file between Arbil and Baghdad

    2014/2/15 14:43

    {Baghdad: Euphrates News} Search KRG President Barzani with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul file and energy agreement between the two sides concerning the oil and the problems caused by this file between Arbil and Baghdad.

    A statement by the Information Office of the Presidency of the provincial government received and Euphrates News Agency {} copy of it on Saturday that he was "in the framework of his visit to Turkey, met with President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Barzani Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul, and the two sides discussed the latest developments on the Iraqi arena and the region, and relations between Turkey and the Kurdistan Regional Energy and file the agreement between the two sides concerning the oil and the problems caused by this file between Arbil and Baghdad. "

    He said Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during the meeting, "his country's commitment to the Convention concluded between Erbil and Ankara, regarding energy," and expressed "support for the negotiations that take place between Arbil and Baghdad regarding energy in order to reach agreement in the interest of everyone," hoping that "the two sides reach agreement to resolve the outstanding problems. "

    The statement noted that "the file to form a ministerial cab eighth KRG form part of the meeting, which was attended by Imad Ahmed, deputy head of the Kurdistan Regional Government and Fuad Hussein, President of the Presidium of the province and Sven Dzia spokesman for the Kurdistan Regional Government and Taner Yildiz, Turkey's energy minister and a number adviser to the president of the Turkish ".

    He stressed that "the two sides also discussed the security situation in Iraq and the upcoming parliamentary elections in Iraq."

    It is hoped that the visiting delegation from the province of Kurdistan, headed by Barzani head of the provincial government of the capital Baghdad on Sunday to discuss the outstanding problems between them, especially the issue of the state budget, which is accused of blocking some of the Kurdistan Alliance passed.

    Mention that there are many problems outstanding between Baghdad and Erbil, which led to the delay in approving the financial budget for the current year.


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    Maliki up Anbar and some elders refuse to meet him

    Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki arrived in the afternoon to the 'base-Assad' fortified air in Anbar province to meet a number of local officials and tribal leaders.

    A source familiar with the Maliki's visit our website to 'tribal sheikhs who have answered Maliki's call are non-influencers actually in the course of events Bmhafezthm', explaining that 'there are a number of elders and influential figures in Anbar rejected Maliki's call as a position inveighed policy of Prime Minister reprisals from the people of the province' .

    It is known that 'base-Assad' air fortified chosen by al-Maliki, a place of meeting with some elders and local officials are themselves chosen by former U.S. President George W. Bush to meet with a number of sheikhs of Anbar in 2009.


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    Maliki: Anbar tribes and security forces triumphed on "Daash and al-Qaeda"

    Alsumaria News / Baghdad - Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Saturday that the security forces and the Anbar tribes have achieved victory over al-Qaeda "and Daash and terrorists", is honored with the elements of the armed forces in Ramadi.

    The Iraqiya semi-official news seen "Alsumaria News", it, "Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said during a meeting with elders Anbar tribes and local government in the province, the clan and the armed forces have achieved a victory Petkatfha together on Daash and al-Qaida and the terrorists."

    She added that the channel "Al-Maliki is honoring the sons of the armed forces in the city of Ramadi."

    Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Saturday granted (February 15, 2014), the rank of Major General Naumann corner of Dean Abdul Zobaie Star in recognition of his national organizations in the fight against "terrorism."

    It is noteworthy that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki arrived on Saturday to Anbar province, accompanied by a number of officials to meet with officials of the province and security leaders and discuss the security situation in the province.


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