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Kurdistan: the budget disagreements have been removed with the exception of one point and the law describes the talks as a non-serious
BAGHDAD - Iraq Press -2 March / March confirmed the Kurdistan Alliance that the differences on the budget bill had been removed after the presence of the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government Nechirvan Barzani to Baghdad and engage in dialogue with the federal government did not remain only one point stuck on the way to the solution in time reduced the coalition of state law Kurdish delegation abuse seriously with the problem in order to solve them, and the inclusion of the law on the agenda to read it.
The vice president of the Kurdistan Alliance bloc Mohsen al-Sadoun in an interview / Iraq Press / "The president visits the provincial government Nechirvan Barzani to Baghdad was Nagh and facilitated in resolving things," adding that "We are in the final stages and may not be unresponsive government for such applications agreed to more applications. "
Saadoun and that "the central government approved the export of oil and has the approval of the payment of the maturity of companies operating in the region are now the problem remaining oil imports that come to Baghdad, we want the 17 percent allocated to the province must be placed in a branch of the Central Bank in Arbil, all this controversy stalled now on this point. "
He added that "all other points have been agreed upon between the parties, therefore, should be resolved this file during the next few days and can not be disabled budget more than this."
In turn, the MP for the coalition of state law, Khalid al-Asadi in an interview / Iraq Press / "The continuing debate on the budget bill and the disabled in this way shows that the talks conducted by the federal government with a delegation of the province did not produce them something positive and there was no seriousness in dealing with the problem of Delegation by the province. "
He said al-Asadi that "the Kurds do not want to resolve the shapes and insist on their demands are supposed to Parliament Speaker law to the Council and open to legislation with a call to mass Almtgebh for attendees to return to the sessions and then complete the quorum them and we include the law on the budget and then open the way of consensus and debate until we get to approve the law. "
He pointed to al-Asadi, "we do not want to banish from our discussions of the Kurdistan Alliance and the stage where we need compatibility is not the voting stage of discussions."
Othman: Kurdistan Alliance MPs will attend the next session to discuss Anbar crisis
BAGHDAD / NINA / The Kurdish independent MP, Mahmoud Othman said: "members of the Kurdistan Alliance will attend the Thursday's session to discuss the issue of Anbar in the House of Representatives.
Othman told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that "boycotting the meetings of House of Representatives by state of law coalition until including the budget law is not correct."
He explained, "It's difficult to approve any law during the remaining time of the parliament, because the differences between the political blocs do not allow passing the budget law or any other laws," noting that" the current political situation in the country is not good. "
The State of Law coalition announced yesterday that its MPs will suspend their attendance to the Council of Representatives, until including the budget law on the agenda.
Baghdad (AIN) ľKurdistan Regional Government announced 15 day holiday for schools and all governmental institutions in Kurdistan Region.
The official spokesperson of KRG, Saven Dzai, reported in a statement received by AIN ''On the occasions of Eid Nowruz, Spring holiday and the anniversary of revolution, the KRG decided to announce a ten day holiday throughout KR.''
''Regarding the spring holiday of the Ministry of Education, it will start as of 11/3/2014 till the 24th of the same month,'' the statement concluded.
Muttahidoon coalition holds a meeting tomorrow to discuss Parliament session on Thursday
BAGHDAD / NINA / Informed sources said that the leaders and members of the Muttahidoon coalition will hold a meeting tomorrow evening on the special meeting which is scheduled to be held by the House of Representatives on Thursday to discuss Anbar crisis.
The sources said that the meeting will also discuss a number of other important issues relating to the political process. "
Karrar al-Khafaji the chairman the Ahrar bloc, holds a meeting with the Board of Trustees
BAGHDAD / NINA / The Trustees of Ahrar trend held a meeting chaired by, Karrar al-Khafaji after his accession the presidency of the Ahrar bloc to discuss political and security issues and the latest developments in the country.
A source in the Ahrar bloc told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / today that the conferees discussed the developments in the political, security and attitudes and the challenges to find effective solutions, and also they discussed preparations for the upcoming parliamentary elections, emphasizing the need for active participation, calling citizens to receive their Electronic cards as a first step to change the situation in the country for the better .
It is mentioned that Ahrar bloc witnesses several changes after the cleric Muqtada al-Sadr decided not to interfere in politics.
Urgent.. Khalidi: Parliament received a request from the provincial council in Basra to turn it to a province
BAGHDAD / NINA / The Rapporteur of the House of Representatives, Mohammed al-Khalidi said: "The presidency of the parliament has received a formal letter from the Basra Governorate Council, calling to transfer of the governorate to province."
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "The Council has received a letter addressed to the council and the Council of Ministers and signed by a number of members of the provincial council in Basra, demanding to transfer Basra to a province ."
On the parliament's sessions, Khalidi said that "Thursday's session is exceptional and important to discuss Anbar crisis and we hope all the political blocs attend this session."
The Presidency of the Council of Representatives set a special meeting on next Thursday to discuss Anbar crisis and its repercussions.
Economic expert warns from large collapse if the budget was not passed within two months
BAGHDAD / NINA / The head of the Economic Studies in the University of Kufa, Raad Twyyij warned from the risk of continued obstruction to the budget for 2014, warning from the great economic collapse of the country.
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / : "The failure in approving the budget, within two months , could lead to the collapse of the country's economy ," stressing : "The delay in approving the budget hinders the chances of economic progress, especially after Iraq missed many opportunities for advancement. "
It is mentioned that differences between the Governments of the Kurdistan region and the center, especially on oil revenues from the region, and the salaries of the Peshmerga forces prevented obtain consensus on the budget, or even discussed it in the parliament due to the withdrawal of members of the Kurdistan Alliance at every attempt to be included in the agenda.
Politicians and economists warned from the consequences of the continued delay in approving the budget and the possibility of inability to pay salaries of employees. However, the Ministry of Finance asserts control over the deficit, saying it can pay the salaries after two months of non- approval, and at the same time denied the existence of a threat to the country's economy.
Parliament adjourns its meeting to next Thursday, Maliki and security leaders will attend coming meeting
BAGHDAD / NINA / House of Representatives adjourned its session, which was scheduled today, to next Thursday for lack of a quorum.
A parliamentary source told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "The House of Representatives adjourned its meeting to next Thursday, which will be a special meeting to discuss Anbar crisis," noting that "the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Nouri al-Maliki and security leaders will attend the special meeting."
Baghdad (AIN) –The Parliament session of Tuesday is lifted till further notice.
Parliamentary source stated to AIN "The Parliament Chairmanship decided to lift the session without appointing the time for the next one."
"The parliament will hold an exceptional session on next Thursday to discuss the situation in Anbar," the source concluded.
United: we refuse to deny the people's representatives from hosting al-Maliki to discuss the crisis in Anbar
Tue Mar 04 2014 00:35 | (Voice of Iraq)
BAGHDAD - Al-Mustaqbal newspaper Baghdadi / Walid Mehdi
Coalition refused to "Uniting for Reform" condition of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to attend the parliament session to be undeclared and limited to only the heads of blocs, stressing continuity to boycott parliament sessions in the absence of al-Maliki to attend a session attended by representatives of the Iraqi people. A spokesman for the coalition, "Uniting for Reform", Dr. Zafer al-Ani's "future" yesterday that the coalition refuses Maliki asked to be a session to discuss the crisis Anbar secret, and not allow that confined to the heads of blocs and deprive the representatives of the people other than the presence of the discussions and to prevent them from identifying what is happening in Anbar province , noting that Maliki's request to prevent the presence of representatives of the people of parliamentarians is not justified, because al-Maliki will not expose military plans do not announce the kinds of weapons that will be used in the province, but to inform them about the state's plans to cope with this crisis, and to clarify its vision for a solution, and see where you got promises Maliki to implement the demands of the Anbar residents that are talked about over and over again through the media. He added that members of al-Ani, a coalition united would not attend parliamentary sessions if Thursday's meeting was limited to only the presence of the heads of blocs and will continue to boycott parliament sessions. He noted that the crisis Ataatalq Anbar governorate and its people, but also is linked to all of Iraq's provinces.
*** Other news reports say that Maliki will attend special session of Parliament as a whole on Thursday, which is what the foregoing article is saying must happen and not a meeting of just the heads of the political blocs as it appears that Maliki would prefer. Will Maliki show up ? Will it be a plenary session or closed doors with the heads of the political blocs ? Stay tuned ! ***
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Jumaili: Maliki agreed to attend the meeting to discuss the undeclared crisis Anbar
Tue Mar 04 2014 00:30 | (Voice of Iraq)
Baghdad (Iraq), Al-Mustaqbal newspaper Baghdadi / Future News:
Emphasized mass "united", yesterday (Monday), that the special meeting for the crisis province Aalanbar will be held next Thursday, and while connected to end its provinces to the parliament sessions in the presence of the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Nouri al-Maliki, showed that the latter had agreed to attend the meeting of the heads of the blocks only and undeclared.
The head of the bloc in the House of Representatives Salman Jumaili in a press conference, held in the House of Representatives, said that the "Uniting required to end its provinces to the parliament sessions in the presence of the Commander in Chief of the armed forces and security leaders to explain to the Iraqi people, the fact that the crisis of Anbar," noting that "the Presidency of the Parliament sent a letter to Maliki to attend the special meeting, on Thursday, he replied that he would not attend the meeting of the Council of Representatives, but wants to attend the meeting of the heads of the blocks only and undeclared. " He added that Jumaili "Uniting got preliminary approval from all the political blocs to hold an extraordinary session to discuss the crisis in Anbar, with the exception of the rule of law," noting that "the Presidency has decided to be a special meeting next Thursday."
Najafi: Parliament Aithml responsibility for the delay in approving the budget
Tue Mar 04 2014 00:33 | (Voice of Iraq)
BAGHDAD - The Baghdad newspaper future / Firas Majid
The head of the Iraqi Parliament Osama Najafi said Parliament shall not be delayed adoption of the budget, while the bore of the Legal Committee State of Law coalition led by Nuri al-Maliki and the Kurdistan region which is headed by Massoud Barzani, the responsibility of resolving the issue of the budget.
The President of the House of Representatives Osama Najafi in a press conference attended by "future" yesterday that Parliament shall not be delayed adoption of the budget, and the House of Representatives will exercise done during the current legislative session until the adoption of the budget can not be accused of the Council of negligence, noting that the dispute between Baghdad and Erbil contract is adoption of the budget.
Najafi said that the Presidency is not entirely consistent, and the edges are not able to include a budget bill on the agenda, noting that the rules of procedure compels the Presidency on the compatibility of the inclusion of the entire law.
He continued, "We tried today (yesterday) after we have applied, for the inclusion of the budget on the agenda of the Council, but the Kurds walked out of the session, especially that there are absences of many, including the absence of 44 MPs from the National Alliance, and 15 deputies from the Kurdistan Alliance, and 25 deputies from Iraq."
He called Najafi all deputies to go back to the Council for adoption of the budget and other laws, noting that the Presidency has issued an order to cancel all licenses granted to the House of Representatives, with the exception of sick leave and other critical situations. "
For its part, the Parliamentary Legal Committee confirmed that the problem of the delay in approving the budget should be subject to agreement and a political deal between the coalition of state law and the Kurdistan region, who are among a party to delay the budget problem.
The deputy chairman of the Committee Deputy Amir Kanani told the "future" yesterday that the state budget came out of their technical nature and have become a political issue, noting that the House of Representatives faced in the last year of a problem between the center and the region the fact that the center of Aigr oil contracts concluded by the province, and prepared by the illegal and not binding on the center, and then was holding a political agreement between the province and the center, making oil contracts illegal, and the government agreed on the political legitimacy under the agreement, which was among a coalition of state law, and officials in the Kurdistan region.