HAPPY NEWROZ ! , AS THEY SAY IN KURDISTAN. IT IS OFFICIALLY THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING.
*** " Evict Maliki " Countdown is 40 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.
*** is Chattels ~~ is Red Lily
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MP Abbas al-Bayatirevealed in the Iraqi parliament for the State of Law coalition led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki Thursday to provide U.S. proposals to contain the crisis, the export of oil and the financial budget for the year 2014 between the federal government and the Kurdistan Region.
The object of Kurdistan on the formula approved by the federal government to draft budget and says it contains sanctions against the region after Baghdad included a clause stipulating to deduct part of the share of Kurdistan if the latter did not comply with the export of 400 thousand barrels of oil per day in favor of the federal government. ~~ THIS IS THE CLAUSE THAT IS THE "STICKLER". IT SEEMS NO ONE IS WANTING TO BEND ON THIS ~~
Bayati said "Twilight News" that "the proposals made by the U.S. side is good," without referring to its content.
He added that "Baghdad and Erbil Ttdaolan these ideas. Thought after the Nowruz festival in the next week will be held on Tuesday, a new session of Parliament and we hope that the budget be placed on the agenda for the second reading. ~~ THERE MUST MUSTMUST BE AT LEAST "TWO READINGS" OF THE BUDGET BEFORE IT "CAN" PASS ~~
The optimism that goes through the House of Representatives ahead with the adoption of the budget law before the election date.
The dispute revolves mainly around Baghdad objection to the Kurdistan Region's efforts to export its oil directly to Turkey. The two sides confer months ago but did not reach an agreement.
Baghdad and delayed salaries region over the past two months, officials said Kord The federal government besieging the region economically to pressure it to dispense with the plans of oil.
The province is seeking to export oil produced in the fields directly to the world market via a new pipeline extending to the Turkish port of Ceyhan, but that Baghdad rejects this and says it only right owner in the management of oil wealth.
~~ PER THE VOICE OF IRAQ, THERE HAVE BEEN NO RESOLUTIONS ON THE CLAUSE REGARDING KURDISTAN "MUST" EXPORT 400,000 BARRELS OF OIL A DAY THAT ARE CREDITED TO THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT. THE KURDS FEEL THIS CLAUSE IS EQUAL TO "SANCTIONS" AND IS VERY OPPRESSIVE TO THEIR PROVINCE. I AGREE THERE SHOULD BE "COUNTERS" ON THE OIL WELLS FOR CONSISTENCY AND VERIFICATION AS THE IMF HAS ASKED THEM TO DO. IT SEEMS EVERYONE WAS IN AGREEMENT ON THE "COUNTERS". HOPEFULLY NOW, CENTRAL WILL REVISE THIS CLAUSE. ~~
Source revealed Thursday that continuous meetings held between Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and the governor of Anbar, Ahmed al-Dulaimi, to discuss the security crisis.
The source said "Twilight News" that "al-Maliki met with the Governor of Anbar, Ahmed al-Dulaimi, yesterday evening and this morning to discuss the crisis in the cities of the province, and especially the city of Fallujah and mechanisms that can be adopted to resolve the problem peacefully."
The source added that "al-Maliki supportive of the efforts of the province and its board to end the security crisis in the city of Fallujah without military intervention."
The source did not mention the new agreements at the meetings of al-Maliki and al-Dulaimi.
And prompted the government forces backed by military aviation to hunt down militants, where battles raged intermittently for more than two months in Anbar province.
And displaced hundreds of thousands of residents of the city of Ramadi, Anbar province and Fallujah and other areas of the province due to fighting between the government forces backed by tribal groups and armed tribal groups Tssandem other.
McGurk with President Barzani during a recent visit to Erbil.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Amid soaring tensions between the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Baghdad over Kurdish oil exports and the budget, the United States appears to be playing an unannounced mediation role to bring the two sides closer.
“Fruitful discussion this evening with KRG PM Nechirvan Barzani in Erbil,” wrote Brett McGurk, the deputy assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs on his personal Twitter account.
McGurk has been involved in a shuttle diplomacy between Erbil and Baghdad, hoping to make a breakthrough in the stalemated negotiations between the two sides.
McGurk's Tweets show that the US diplomat has met Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish leaders over budget issues and Kurdish oil exports to Turkey.
He has met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, his deputy Rowsch Nuri Shaways and Parliament Speaker Osama Nujaifi. In Kurdistan, he met with President Massoud Barzani, as well as the Kurdish prime minister and leaders of political parties.
“Conferred with PM Maliki, Speaker Nujaifi, and DPM Shaways, on urgent political, economic, and security issues,” the US diplomat Tweeted on March 17.
Iraq’s Shiite-led government is locked in a serious quarrel with the autonomous Kurdistan Region, which wants to begin large oil exports to Turkey and backs its intention by citing its constitutional rights.
Baghdad insists that oil revenues from exports should be handled by its State Oil Marketing Organization; the Kurds want to handle export and revenues, with SOMO as an observer.
In order pressure the Kurds, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has cut the northern enclave from the national budget, and an article in this year’s as yet unratified budget bill imposes penalties on the Kurds unless they export 400,000 oil barrels per day (bpd).
Iraq’s deputy parliament speaker Aref Tayfur said in a meeting with the US diplomat that, “The Kurds have played a major and active role in the political process since the fall of the dictator (Saddam Hussein) in 2003, and believe in the democratic process and national partnership.”
Meanwhile, the Iraqi trade minister told Rudaw that deputy prime minister for energy, Hussein Shahristani, will visit Erbil to meet top KRG officials about the pending oil and budget issues.
Kurdish Prime Minister Barzani has made three unreciprocated visits to Baghdad since Dec 2013, in hopes of resolving the rows.
Sources say that the US is seeking to amend the language of the budget bill committing the KRG to export 400,000 bpd, or face the consequences.
“Cutting the budget is absolutely unacceptable,” said KRG Prime Minister Barzani earlier this month.
The Kurds and many Sunni MPs have joined forces to prevent the budget from being debated in the parliament so far. However, on Monday, the Shiite blocs were able to bring in 164 MPs to ensure the first reading of the budget bill, a move that undermined a Kurdish-Sunni alliance in the legislature, at least temporarily.
According to unconfirmed reports, under US pressure Baghdad agreed to send KRG’s budget allocation for February, but the March payment has yet to be made.
The Iraqi deputy prime minister has also warned that the budget can be passed without the agreement of the Kurds and Sunnis.
Passing the budget law in its current form could bring more political divisions and instability, just over a month before the Iraqi legislative polls.
Expressed parliamentarians surprise of the non-inclusion of the General Budget Law on the agenda of the House of Representatives yesterday, despite the growing financial needs of the various institutions of the state, arguing that the failure of Parliament to pass the law due to undergoing the political disputes, which led many members of parliament to withdraw Acts of yesterday's session, and as the oldest members of the state law, those who were not successful in the inclusion of the law until after they request signed by 65 deputies for the presidency of the Council for this purpose.
Although for a convergence of views between the Governments of the center and the region on passing the budget, according to confirmed information obtained by the «morning», something which is able to reach a consensus between the various blocs to pass the law, but the agenda of the Council saw the absence of the budget discussion, what irritated Many of the political blocs, especially the National Alliance, which examined the whole political meeting yesterday during the first several stations, was the most prominent claim put the budget on the agenda for the second reading, especially in light of a rapprochement between the visions in the center and the region.
The only Council during its meeting of 14 yesterday, which was held under the chairmanship of Osama Najafi and the presence of 165 deputies, to discuss the crisis Anbar province from the human side with the ministers of health, trade and Undersecretary of the Ministry of Displacement and Migration and Health Director Anbar, and adjourned until further notice has not been determined accurately.
Paying non-inclusion of the budget law on the agenda of the Council, and the sufficiency discuss the crisis Anbar, MP for the rule of law Khalid al-Attiyah to say »that« the government is responsible for what is happening in Anbar, and that Parliament is not interested in military operations », adding that« the coalition believes that the budget at the moment is the most important projects that should be addressed by the House of Representatives ». confirmed al-Attiyah said« insistence alliance currently focused on approving the budget, which he considered «legally matter the Iraqi people, the whole», pointing out that «the rule of law renews rejection and boycott any session may not be the budget on the table its ».
In turn, the MP for the coalition of state law, Abbas al-Bayati said «not to include on the agenda, the budget means they have undergone the new political enticements», indicating that «the remainder of the life of Parliament is no longer sufficient for approval».
Bayati said in a statement: that «the compression method used by the state law is a natural right to push for the Presidency to the inclusion of the budget on the agenda in accordance with the rules of procedure specify the path to legislate from the first reading and two days after a second reading and four days after the vote».
*** One could posit from the foregoing that the minimum number of days from first reading to a vote on the budget ( or any legislation / bill ) is six (6) days. Second reading after two (2) days and schedule a vote four days (4) after the second reading. ***
??? question :
Do you think Bayati is talking about the 1st of April being the beginning of the public election campaign as the end of the life of Parliament ???
~~ You would think by the "wording" of this article that that is exactly what he means chattels. My question is does Iraq, for whatever reason, shut down all proceedings 30 days prior to election and install a caretaker government? Can we trust this translation? I do not know. I do not recall if Iraq has ever put in place a caretaker government during elections. It may be worth further investigation. OR we wait and see. RED LILY ~
20 March 2014, 10: 27 am
الشرع : رفع جلسة البرلمان وعدم أدراج الموازنة يعود لأسباب سياسية
Baghdad newspaper probity – MP block ' ULI Al-Shara said Thursday that the adjournment of the House until further notice and non-budget is included for reasons more political than technical.
Shara said in a statement to (integrity) that "non-willing to block adjournment of the House, particularly as it lifted until further notice, stating that it" should be the second reading of the general budget after two days of reading first, and then be voted on.
"The House of great embarrassment for the remaining time of the adoption of the general budget, noting that" only a short life of the legislative institution.
Shara said that "the political process is built on the basis of consensus and therefore the federal budget is not adopted because of the incompatibility between the KRG and the Federal Government.
Barzani announced the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region in a statement issued on Thursday, March 20, 2014 on exports of oil from the Kurdistan Region and the negotiations with the pagoda regarding the export of oil and file the general budget which was:
«That the talks with Baghdad on the export of oil and the general budget of continuous file. And that these talks have not yet resulted in any agreement to remember.
And as a goodwill gesture suggested the Kurdistan Regional Government KRG grant negotiations another chance of positive actions for the export of oil.
The contribution of the Kurdistan Regional Government to export oil would be increased by 100,000 barrels per day, a hundred thousand, as of April 1 / April 2014 and will continue until the negotiations to reach a positive outcome.
Kurdistan Regional Government did not set any preconditions for this initiative, the government will seek the region in the coming weeks to discuss the full settlement mechanism on the export of petroleum products to the Kurdistan Region, management and control of the oil sales revenue.
Stanaft and the Kurdistan Regional Government in all cases, all their rights under the permanent Iraqi constitution. »
Follow-up - and babysit - The United States welcomed on Friday, the decision of the Kurdistan judge to begin the export of one hundred thousand barrels of oil per day from the beginning of next April, calling on the Joint Committee between Kurdistan and Baghdad to assess the export month by month, according to the Iraqi constitution, while confirming its continued role as a neutral intermediary and provide facilities between the two sides.
The U.S. embassy in Baghdad said in a statement received news agency public opinion (and babysit) a copy of it, "The United States expresses welcomed the decision by the Kurdistan on to start exporting 100,000 barrels of oil per day from the beginning of the month of April and through the Iraqi pipeline - Turkish According arrangements for the export of oil agreements with the central government in Iraq. "
She added: "We also welcome the commitment made by the Kurdistan in order to ensure the continuation of these exports in parallel with the ongoing talks aimed at reaching a framework agreement on the management of oil and gas sector."
She explained that "The United States calls upon the Joint Commission of the central government and Kurdistan, which includes experts from the Ministry of Petroleum in the central government and the Ministry of Natural Resources in Kurdistan, meeting the goals of future export and evaluated month by month depending on the technical capabilities and in the manner that is compatible with the constitution."
With regard to the discussions ongoing efforts to reach a framework agreement in general, the statement noted that "the United States notes the progress that has been achieved in recent months, including the general principles that would allow all Iraqis benefit fair and equitable manner than expected increases in oil production and export ".
She stressed, "We will continue to act as a neutral intermediary and provide facilities to the extent that you want the leaders of the central government and Kurdistan, and consistent with long-term partnership with Iraq, as set out in the Strategic Framework Agreement." X / Y
Follow-up - and babysit - welcomed the Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Hussain al-Shahristani, the decision of the Kurdistan to resume oil export via the company's National Marketing (SOMO) in the beginning of next April.
A statement by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister had received news agency public opinion (and babysit) a copy of it, on Friday, said that "al-Shahristani, welcomed the start of the export of Iraqi oil produced from Kurdistan via the national system to the Mediterranean through the marketing company National Oil (SOMO) in accordance with the mechanisms adopted The company and the revenue will be deposited in the Development Fund for Iraq shall be distributed on the basis of the federal budget. "
The statement added, "This decision is the first fruit of the ongoing negotiations between the delegations of the federal government and the Kurdistan to be followed by other steps to increase the export of oil from Kurdistan, according to the same context for all Iraqis enjoy the additional revenue derived from the increase in Iraqi oil exports."
The head of the Kurdistan Regional Government Nechirvan Barzani, had announced on Thursday, to resume the export of crude oil, the amount of 100 thousand barrels per day in the first of April next, through a network of pipelines national (SOMO) and continue to export to while solving the outstanding problems between Kurdistan and Baghdad. X / Y
*** INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH THE BAZANI ANNOUNCEMENT PUBLISHED HEREINABOVE MAKES NO MENTION OF SOMO OR THE DEPOSITORY LIKE THE U.S. AND SHAHIRISTANI ARTICLES ON THE SUBJECT OF THE 100,000 BARREL INCREASE, HMMMMMMM. ***
Baghdad/Al baghdadia news. Free block refused extradition management of the Central Bank to the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers.
The Liberal bloc MP Jawad Al-jubouri in a statement posted on the social networking site (Facebook) obtained/baghdadia news, "counting hand over management of the Central Bank to the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, leader of the Dawa party, the relationship is a serious step to entrench monopolistic power", stating that "this is not the fact that the Central Bank is an independent body linked to the Parliament".
Al-jubouri said, "if by Abdel Basset Turki from the Central Bank and setting the relationship is extremely dangerous especially at the Central Bank, which is independent but linked it to the Iraqi Parliament."
*** Al - Jabouri is a spokesman for the liberal bloc ***
*** The free bloc / liberal bloc is the Sadrist faction ***
*** So, we see that at least the Sadrist view is that, if not the removal of Turki, the appointment of Ali Al Allaq as another power grab by the executive / individual over and against the Parliament / people. ***
Karbala - and babysit - called representative of the Supreme religious authority in the holy city of Karbala, Sheikh Abdel Mahdi al-Karbalai, all political parties to cooperate in order to speed up the passage of the budget, warning that the delay in approval and its impact on state facilities in general.
Said Karbalai during Friday prayers, which were held in the saucer-Husseini al-Sharif, "The first quarter of the year is about to end and did not acknowledge the general budget of the country, the so reflections are harmful to various parts of the development and the delayed implementation of the projects and the provision of services, as well as delaying the operation of the proportion of the workforce."
He added that "the issue of the budget, which is of an economic nature became part of the political crisis in this country."
Calling on all political parties to be "cooperating to solve this problem of the principle that the responsibility of solidarity as well as the accumulation of this delay and for several years will have a significant negative impact on the development of the country." X / Y
Baghdad - and babysit - congratulated Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, Iraqi Kurdistan and the peoples of the world on the occasion of Nowruz Festival
A statement from his office for al-Maliki to say "on the occasion of Eid Nowruz and the spring like for the children of our Kurdish people Aziz and all peoples are celebrating this occasion beautiful congratulations and blessings, praying to Allah the Almighty to strengthen these weddings and delights unity between the sons of the Iraqi people Quran and greater good, security, stability and prosperity of the peoples of the region and the world "... p / i