*** " Evict Maliki " Countdown is 50 Days until the SCHEDULED Election ***
* NOTE that the countdown notice has been amended to qualify the Election as " Scheduled " to give emphasis to the tenuous state of political / constitutional affairs in Iraq in recent days and specifically the mention in the news of a possible delay in the election due to the Anbar diaspora.
Vice expected quorum of the Kurds is to pass the budget and another speaks of "interim agreement"
Mon Mar 10 2014 23:53 | (Voice of Iraq)
Vice expected in the Iraqi parliament on Monday that Parliament can pass the budget of Finance quorum is the presence of Kurds in last talked about the "interim agreement" put forward by the Turkmen component and has been approved by the Kurdistan Alliance MPs.
A member of the Arab List MP Yassin al-Obeidi in an interview with "Twilight News" that "the meeting of the National Alliance of all deputies inside the session will pass the law."
And that "the coalition has 159 deputies added them to the rest of the small blocks to hold a quorum to pass the budget," noting that "pass the budget without the approval of the Kurds is out of the question because it is passed in the past year."
"This is democracy and constitution, which voted for him even though we were against it, they should have intercepted that day Ihtkmoa to the Constitution."
To that MP Hassan Auzmn Turkmen for "Twilight News" that "the Kurdistan Alliance agreed to the proposal made by members of the Turkmen in the House of Representatives regarding the holding of an interim agreement between the Government of the center and the region and a walk while some things to reach a final agreement."
And between Auzm that "the points of contention in the budget is the three points we have proposed temporarily removed and move the budget," adding that "the government party did not respond to the proposal so far and that the government's approval of the proposed issue will be resolved."
SOUNDS like to me, they will go ahead and do the FIRST READING leaving OUT a few points of contention to at least get the first reading out of the way. ~ RED LILY ~
Mohammed Kayani : The Kurds will not Attend the Session Next Sunday to Discuss the Budget
BAGHDAD / NINA / MP for the Change Bloc Mohammed Kayani confirmed on Monday that the Kurdish groups in the House of Representatives will not attend the meeting of the Council next Sunday.
He told the National Iraqi News Agency/ NINA / that the differences are still ongoing between the Region and the Center on the state budget without solutions, noting that as a result of that the Kurds would not attend Sunday's session.
Kayani added that our presence for the session on the budget requires basically finding solutions to the current crisis in accordance with the Constitution and not to overlook the legal rights of the Kurds.
The House of Representatives will begin in its twelfth session next Sunday, the first reading of the budget bill for the fiscal year of 2014.
State of law, Ahrar bloc (SLC) will attend the next session, the Kurds have no orders to attend yet
BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the state of law coalition, Ali al-Allaq said: " his coalition will end its boycott to the House of Representatives and will attend the meeting of the Council of Representatives on Sunday to discuss the budget bill after the announcement of the Presidency to put it on the agenda of the meeting ."
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that the disagreement on the budget bill is still going on between the National Alliance and the Kurdistan Alliance, thus it is possible to read the budget in the absence of the Kurdistan Alliance. "
For his part, MP of the Ahrar bloc, Hakim al-Zamili said: "The bloc will attend the meeting of the Council of Representatives on Sundays, which its agenda includes the first reading of the draft law on the state budget ."
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that " our presence in the session will be active in order to discuss and speed adoption of the budget and we will push the missing blocs in order to exercise its legislative and oversight in this particular matter."
Zamili added that "the country needs to speed adoption the budget to implement state projects and laws that have been approved , including the retirement law and social protection ."
MP, of the Kurdistan Islamic Union, Bakr Siddiq said that the Kurdish MPs will be in Baghdad on Saturday , but we are not informed so far to participate in the special meeting to discuss the budget on Sunday . "
He told NINA "There was an earlier decision before our return to Arbil, which is no participation in sessions includes discussing the budget in its current image ."
He added, "the Kurdish bloc will have another position to attend the meeting in the event of success of the negotiations and dialogues between the center and the region.
So the DISCUSSIONS with the KURDS will continue and it says they will have ANOTHER CHANCE to attend. I suppose they could always bring an amendment up during the SECOND reading.~ RED LILY ~
Kurdistan believes in "terror list" Saudi Arabia an opportunity for rapprochement between Baghdad and Riyadh
Mon Mar 10 2014 23:49 | (Voice of Iraq)
Saw the official spokesman of the Ministry of Awqaf in the Kurdistan Regional Government Mariwan Naqshbandi Monday that there is an opportunity for rapprochement between Iraq and Saudi Arabia after the issuance of the final list which included several on the list of terrorist organizations, including organizations operating on Iraqi territory.
Saudi Arabia was issued late last week, which included a list of several militant Islamist organizations on the list of terrorism, including the organization of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Daash) front and the victory, and the Saudi Hezbollah, and Ansar Allah (Houthis).
Naqshbandi said in an interview with "Twilight News" that "Saudi Arabia step in the inclusion of the groups on the list of extremist Islamist terrorism is very useful, especially the decision was issued from Saudi Arabia, which was always accusing it supports radical Islamic groups in Syria."
"I believe that many countries will stepping the same step, and perhaps there is an opportunity for Iraq to stepping the same step, especially there is tension in the relations between Baghdad and Riyadh in issue totals extremist accused of backing Saudi Arabia has, and the day before yesterday accused Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki Saudi support Daash Front victory and other Sunni groups. "
He pointed out that "if the government in Baghdad step At the same region of Kurdistan that is similar step."
He continued by saying, "But I want to point out that all of those entities listed by Saudi Arabia on the list of terrorism, they are already inscribed by the Interior Ministry in the province of Kurdistan in the list of aggregates extremist and banned terrorist, and only there is the Muslim Brotherhood, which does not exist in Iraq and Kurdistan party by that name , but there are parties with the same thought, such as the Iraqi Islamic Party and the Kurdistan Islamic Union, a civil parties did not prove their involvement in terrorist acts. "
And saw Naqshbandi said that "the feet of Iraq on a similar step means that there is an opportunity that could lead to the convergence of views between Baghdad and Riyadh, because it is so far the Iraqi government accuses Riyadh directly supported by many extremist groups such as Daash and organization of al Qaeda in Iraq and Syria."
"This step of the Iraqi will to open a channel of communication and security coordination between Riyadh and Baghdad, and then can take part of the Kurdistan Region in this format Iraqi Saudi Arabia, because the province so far is part of Iraq, and the decisions of the Iraqi Interior Ministry circulated to all of Iraq."
He noted that "the issue of the Muslim Brotherhood, but can be a problem if the government insisted on preventing the Iraqi Sunni parties thought of the Brotherhood, while all the extremist elements originally included on lists of terrorism in Kurdistan and Iraq."
Regarding the impact of step Arabia fighters of the Kurdistan Region within aggregates extremist in Syria, said Naqshbandi said, "We have about 200 fighters Kurd from seducer their fighting within organizations, militant and extremist, and by the time we applied to the competent authorities in the region to issue a pardon for them to push them back so that they can get Homecoming. "
He said, "but so far we have not received any response to our proposal, noting that some young Kurds who returned spaced at intervals they have information indicating that many of our young people want to return home, but fear of persecution if they return the security."
Regarding what he can offer the promise of those fighters Kurds if they return explained by saying, "I am not of my powers that counting them anything, but I'm sure that these young people are not criminals, but they went after misled and under the influence of thought ideological jihad, and they are not against their homeland of Kurdistan did not carry out terrorist acts, but it went to Syria. "
According to Naqshbandi, "the field is still there and it's a chance to bring back those young people, and work in two directions, where we must work with them first in the direction of intellectual and advise them on how the scientists and the Mufti in the province of Kurdistan, and secondly the security agencies to monitor to ensure their return and monitored in order to assure the Back final return. "
Anbar provincial council: Opening implementers to Fallujah to ensure the return of displaced persons to their homes
Mon Mar 10 2014 23:41 | (Voice of Iraq)
Long-Presse / Anbar
Council announced the Anbar province, on Monday, announced the opening of the security services for implementers to within the city of Fallujah (62 km west of Baghdad) to ensure the return of displaced persons, including due to military operations in the detection of the allocation of central government "three billion Iraqi dinars," to be distributed to families affected by the military operations " .
The head of the Council morning Alkrhot in an interview (range Press), "The Council and in collaboration with the security leaders opened two ports to allow the return of displaced people from Fallujah, the first in Saqlawiyah, north of Fallujah, while the second-in-hand Habbaniyah east of Falluja," noting that "the opening of these ports aims to ensure the return of displaced families from the city, because of military operations. "
He added Alkrhot that "the central government has allocated three billion Iraqi dinars for distribution to displaced families affected by the military operations," pointing out that "the security forces continued to chase wanted terrorist elements in Ramadi and Fallujah, while ensuring the safety of innocent civilians during armed clashes."
The province of Anbar, based in the city of Ramadi, (110 km west of Baghdad), undergoing large-scale military using various weapons, including weapons of U.S. and Russian Iraq began to be imported against armed groups, and severely strained against the backdrop of the arrest of the security forces MP from the list are united Ahmed al-Alwani, and the death of his brother, as well as the killing of a nephew of the President of the Anbar Salvation Council, Hamid al-Hayes, and Hayes, son of Mohammed, the leader of the Sons of Iraq, in (the 28 of December 2013 the past.
Hakim block Basra confirms the futility of the legitimacy of the local government challenged by a coalition of al-Maliki
Mon Mar 10 2014 23:21 | (Voice of Iraq) Long-Presse / Basra Emphasized mass citizen of the Council of Basra on Monday, the "futility" to challenge the legitimacy of the local government to maintain due to the "legality" of the first session of the Council, which distributed the important positions, and while promised that the alliance "of Basra, first," to which it belongs, "is still intact and strong, "and believe in the principle of partnership, showed that he believes in partnership and not his intention to" marginalize rivals or exclusion. "
A member of the provincial council in Basra on the mass of citizens, Secretary of the donation, said in an interview to the (long-Presse), "The challenge the legitimacy of the formation of the local government to maintain, made by the State of Law bloc, unavailing," noting that "the first meeting was held in the presence of three judges and the voice in which 28 out of 35 members, and that the objectors are to be raised cited by Majed Nasraoui governor of Basra. "
He gave, that "the mass of citizens opened its arms to all and involved representatives of a coalition of state law, with the offices of Chairperson, was the President of the Provincial Council, and the second deputy to the governor, they believe national partnership," returned to "What is happening today, is the obstruction of the work and disruption to the plan in 2014 the current , and projects. "
The member of the provincial council in Basra on the mass of the citizens, that "Basra on the verge of summer to the Grantor need to provide services through the implementation of projects and no appeals in the courts." For her part, planned Council of Basra, on the mass of citizens, Najla Al-Tamimi, in an interview to the (long-Presse), "The mass of citizens received challenged the legitimacy of the local government magnanimously, in order to avoid harassment and political orientation towards work towards Basra and implement service projects where an investigation the principle of the people we serve do not do not deserve that we stand for, "as she put it.
Tamimi confirmed, that "the first alliance of Basra, who belongs to the conservative, Majed Nasraoui, is still intact and includes political entities have visual weight in the street," adding that "the alliance believes in Basra first principle of partnership and not his intention to marginalize rivals or exclusion."
The Federal Court, announced in (the sixth of March 2014 Current), the postponement of the consideration of the appeal against the legitimacy of the local government of Basra, indicating that it comes in response to a request by a coalition of Basra, and the first block of state law, as a prelude to the withdrawal of the lawsuit.
The Federal Court has identified the fifth of March current, as the date for a hearing to decide on the legitimacy of the government of Basra, local problem or not, on the basis of the lawsuit filed by the head of a coalition of state law in the province of Basra, morning Albzona, to challenge the legitimacy of the local government which was formed Bgelsthe first, in (second from last in June 2013).
The Basra (590 km south of Baghdad), is the second most prominent province, after Baghdad, lost the State of Law coalition led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the position of the governor where, in favor of the alliance blocs of the citizen of the Islamic Supreme Council, headed by Ammar al-Hakim, and free bra During the provincial elections which took place in April 2013 in the past. http://translate.googleusercontent.c...#ixzz2vd94ZQjE
United: Maliki's comments incite hatred the people of Fallujah
SADR'S TERRITORY/PEOPLE ~ RED LILY~
Mon Mar 10 2014 20:51 | (Voice of Iraq)
Baghdad (Iraq) / Walid Mehdi
He coalition "Uniting for Reform" Tsrahiat Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in which he said that "the bomber came from Hilla, Fallujah, is the word wrong and dangerous intended to re-sectarian, and try to portray the residents of Fallujah and Anbar, the terrorists and they kill him.
MP Khalid al-Alwani told the "future" yesterday that "remarks the Prime Minister is supposed to represent the whole of Iraq is not wide nor a specific area, but his statement yesterday in which he said that the suicide bomber who blew himself up at the entrance of the city of Hilla came from Fallujah, serious talk intended incite the people of Hilla and Iraqis against the population of Fallujah and Anbar, and added that Maliki's statement is incitement to hatred souls of Iraqis.
He said al-Alwani said the words of al-Maliki, this time aimed to provoke sectarianism among the provinces and transmit the hatred between the components of the same people, and he asked how he knew al-Maliki that the bomber of the population of Fallujah, because we know that the terrorist when he blows himself does not keep anything from him, especially since they do not have identities or genuine documents.
He called on Deputy Prime Minister to announce the name of the clan to be the bomber inference about his true identity, pointing out that criminals exist in all peoples and components.
He called al-Alwani, tribal leaders of Anbar and representatives of conservative House of Representatives responded to the words of the Prime Minister and not to remain silent on the statement is very dangerous, that displays all the citizens of Anbar province, the risk of death after a hint by accusing them of being murderers and terrorists, calling for al-Maliki to stay away from his sectarian this time that Iraq is witnessing a crisis and fighting in Anbar and Fallujah.
Kurdistan Region: Washington asked for the launch of the Baghdad government employees' salaries Kurdistan
Mon Mar 10 2014 19:46 | (Voice of Iraq)
Alsumaria News / Erbil
Revealed the Kurdistan Regional Government, on Monday, the administration asked the Iraqi government to release the salaries of the staff of the Kurdistan region, as pointed out that the United States called on Iraq to solve the problems between Baghdad and the region through dialogue.
A spokesman for the Kurdistan Regional Government Sven Dzi in an interview for "Alsumaria News", that "According to the information available to us via the U.S. administration called for a telephone call from the Iraqi government launched the salaries of the staff of the Kurdistan region."
Dzi added that "the White House also called for the solution of problems between Baghdad and Erbil through dialogue as soon as possible."
And negotiations between Baghdad and Erbil on oil export file Dzi confirmed that "negotiations have yet to reach a solution on the export of oil region," pointing out that "the Government of the Territory of Baghdad awaiting a response to proposals made by three weeks ago."
The presidency of the Kurdistan region announced, in (3 March 2014) prepared by U.S. President Barack Obama receiving regional president Massoud Barzani, referring to Washington's push to launch a bill to grant a visa to the citizens of the province, as explained she demanded to dissolve the problem of the launch of the salaries of the staff of the region and the activation of dialogue between Baghdad and Erbil better.
Relations between Baghdad and Erbil tense because of the Kurdistan region to export oil without the knowledge of the federal government, in an attempt of the federal government to put pressure on the province to freeze the pay of staff to the region last month, then returned and approved the disbursement.
Researchers discuss in Babylon and reality of investment and recommend the issuance of legislation governing the work of investors
Mon Mar 10 2014 19:33 | (Voice of Iraq)
Alsumaria News / Babylon
Discuss the researchers, advisors and investors in the province of Babylon, on Monday, the reality of the investment and the obstacles it faces, as recommended the need to pass legislation for a number of sectors of the state governing the work of investors and citizens alike, considered that the investment without the level of ambition because of the "stuck" decision-makers decisions of the Revolution Command Council dissolved .
The executive director of the Center for Development Research and Studies Hamza Hamid in an interview for "Alsumaria News", on the sidelines of a seminar held today, the center of Development Research on modification and repair some of the paragraphs investment in the provinces of Babil and Diwaniya, "The symposium is the result of extensive study and the product of field research, prepared by the Center and for 24 group targeted a group of researchers and both houses of the two provinces and the investment managers and investors to Oaqahma in an effort to modify certain provisions of the Investment Law to facilitate the creation of monologues and to attract foreign and local investors. "
He Hamed that "there legal problems and constitutional Kaltard between the texts or not the activation of some of them and the need for new legislation or amendment and the problems of other financial arising from the lack of guarantees fair distribution of quotas and the financial allocations to the provinces and the need to establish systems of budget oversight and transparency in the follow-up revenues and agreements."
For his part, said adviser Investment Commission of Babylon Hussein Almrzuk in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "Investing in Babylon without the level of ambition for several reasons, including the lack of cooperation by parties concerned in a financial and municipalities and property of the province with the investment sort of land suitable for investment, although they are free from abusers, "adding that" the decision-makers still working Revolutionary Command Council resolution number 222, which was issued under the socialist system and then left the decision to cancel the previous resolution number 590. "
He held Almrzuk responsibility fragmentation of land "not taking notice of the House of Representatives and the central government to repeal legislation Revolutionary Command Council," pointing out that "the Revolutionary Command Council, the age of four decades ago 24 A. Law and the decision under the regime of the so-called socialist, but after 2003 became Iraq applied market system Open has not been modified in 1200 and this decision reflects on the need for decisions and legislation to lift the intersections between adhering to the decisions by the Ministries and the new decisions that have not done so far. "
He Mrzuk that "investment law committed in some clauses of the Ministry of Finance to issue instructions to facilitate soft loans to investors and did not do so now also," and urged the Finance Ministry to "the need to issue a banking system that provides an attractive climate for investment."
The Investment Commission confirmed the province of Babylon, in the (February 17, 2014) that the current investment law does not serve the current stage because there are intersections between the federal government and the local government, calling for the need to enact laws complementary to the current law, for the advancement of investment in the provinces.
The House of Representatives passed in October 2006 investment law, which it was said at the time that it would open the door to foreign investment because of introducing a lot of facilities to foreign investors, but many foreign companies are still hesitant because of fears that the security situation is stable in Iraq , adding that the law did not give investors the right to ownership of the property for the project, and equated the Iraqi investors and foreign franchises in all except own the property, it could be from a foreign investor to lease land for 50 years, subject to renewal, according to paragraph 11 of the law.
~ ALL OF THIS is on the World Bank's list for the Iraq project. IT SEEMS Iraq is not taking this list seriously as the WB has been pressing them to change/tweak/add laws such as stated above, since the beginning of their NEW STATE.. ~~ RED LILY ~~
State law calls for the withdrawal of the Code of the Jaafari immediately because it is contrary to the Constitution
Mon Mar 10 2014 18:52 | (Voice of Iraq)
The vice for a coalition of state law, the Council of Ministers to withdraw Status Law Jaafari "immediately", stressing that the law "is contrary to the constitution and working principle of colonial", usually him "an effective tool to disrupt the unity of the Iraqi people." Said Samira al-Moussawi, a Tlguethkh (Independent) ... The "law Personal Status Jaafari contrary to the Constitution, "noting that" the text of the Constitution clearly and explicitly through Article (41) thereof that Iraqis are free to abide by their personal status according to their religions, sects, beliefs, or choices, and is regulated by law, and did not say the laws. "
She explained that the "Law of Personal Status Jaafari submitted to Parliament in a difficult situation and inappropriate," asking "the Council of Ministers to withdraw the law." Promised Musawi "law an effective tool to disrupt social unity between the components of the Iraqi people and thus the dismantling of component one, because it will give justification of the Parties to the extreme to increase extremism , and that the demand to enact laws similar to them.
"said Rep." If a student majority community law let alone a minority of the members of the society, "stressing" the need to maintain the personal status law applicable to make some amendments to it, because it is adequate for all social situations. " It pointed out that the "status law, al-Jaafari has economic consequences, as well as social, represented assignments to create Sharia courts, and the Provisions of the other requirements, and this in itself is exhausted and a waste of public money and the state treasury."
confirmed Moussawi that "the new law will increase the quotas and extremism pursuant colonial principle (divide and rule), because Svrq even among school students, the end of the university to Sttdmenh their curriculum, so there's a need to impose on the Presidency of the Council of Ministers withdrawn immediately. "
Kurdistan: We do not oppose the budget discussion next Sunday, but we have reservations on its current form
Mon Mar 10 2014 18:46 | (Voice of Iraq)
Tomorrow's Press / Baghdad:
He expressed the Kurdistan Alliance, on Monday, did not oppose the budget discussion in public session next Sunday, called by Parliament Speaker Osama Najafi, noting that the budget bill in its current form imposes conditions "very difficult" to Iraq's Kurdistan region.
A member of the coalition Najeebeh Najib for "tomorrow's Press," "The Kurds will not agree on the wording of the current budget if it is not to modify some of its provisions which relate to the Kurdistan province of Iraq," noting that "the budget in its current form impose conditions very difficult for the Kurdistan region with respect to suspension budget if unable region of export 400 000 barrels per day.
"and added that" the law stipulates that the federal government is committed to pay the expenses of the province, regardless of the arrival of the roof Export to barrier four hundred thousand barrels or did not arrive, "adding that" the Kurdistan Alliance, told the chairman of the parliament his position on this issue. "
She Najib that" the Kurdistan Alliance does not oppose the budget discussion at a meeting next Sunday, but must be on the blocks first half-region and not to download what can not on the export of 400 000 barrels per day, because the region can not guarantee export conditions and therefore does not condition can export versus the federal budget, which is the right of every citizen. "
Referred to as the Almoisma the state general for the year 2014 did not acknowledge until now since I sent the government for nearly two months to the House of Representatives and is awaiting inclusion on the agenda, while stalling the Presidency for inclusion due to the lack of agreement of the political blocs on them. Noteworthy that the Parliament and since the beginning of the current session in, the 21st of December 2010 and has so far witnessed disagreements and lack of consensus on many of the laws vital task such parties law and the law of oil and gas and the Unified Retirement Law and the proposed amendment to the election law, as well as the general amnesty law and others, underlining observers that it is subject to speculations and political wishes of the leaders parliamentary blocs.