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    " The Dinar Daily ", Saturday, 21 June 2014

    It is EVICT MALIKI DAY + FIFTY - TWO ( 52 ) or " E - M DAY + 52 "

    *** WE ARE APPROACHING TWO MONTHS. The previous parliamentary elections which were held on 7 / March 2010 to form her government took more than eight months until 17 / November 2010. ***


    "..... despite the superiority of Maliki’s electoral coalition, the competing Shiite forces, the Kurds and the Sunnis, are together able to form a comfortable majority to prevent Maliki from remaining in office. "...................... Maliki likely fears that if he rushes to do business with parties outside the Shiite alliance, his Shiite rivals would do the same and that they may have a better chance to win over the Kurdish and Sunni forces, because there is a general consensus among them to not keep Maliki in power.

    At the same time, the rest of the Shiite groups fear that this consensus is not solid enough to withstand discussing the details, and that going alone to the Kurdish and Sunni forces may put them in a weak bargaining position and make them appear responsible for breaking Shiite unity.

    An important factor here are the choices that the Sunni and Kurdish forces will make. If the Sunnis and Kurds rush to form ethnic and sectarian alliances, then the Shiite alliance may do the same.

    Some are proposing scenarios such as replacing Maliki with another figure from the State of Law Coalition as a compromise to ensure the continuation of the Shiite alliance. Yet, such a solution may come at a later stage, after the favored options by most parties have been exhausted. What is certain now is that a harsh negotiating season will begin as the conflict moves from its electoral aspect into the closed negotiating rooms and deals among the elite. - - from al Monitor

    Generally, all are " waiting for the National Alliance to name its candidate, formally , to start negotiate with him. "


    Sunday, June 15th, 2014 20:58

    Legal: forming the next government will not take more than two months

    BAGHDAD / Baghdadi News / .. saw legal analyst, on Sunday that once the Federal Court approval on the results of the parliamentary elections will form the next government, expected to be formed within two months.

    He said legal analyst Tariq Harb said in an interview with / Baghdadi News /, that "the formation of the next government will not take more than two months," adding, that "everyone is awaiting the approval of the Federal Court on the results of the elections, which will be announced during the next two days." He added, "The first session of the House of Representatives will be the end of June or the first of next July," noting, that it is "as soon as the issuance of a presidential decree on the Vice President of the Republic calls its new deputies to hold a meeting in the House of Representatives." He continued, the war that "the real political movement will begin after the swearing in of constitutional Algesh first to the House of Representatives," adding, "The election of the Speaker of the House and the President of the Republic in the second session of the House of Representatives."

    He noted, that "the person's choice of prime minister will be the largest parliamentary bloc in the number of seats in the House of Representatives, which will select the president."

    He explained, legal analyst said that "as soon as the formation of the Council of Ministers and presented to the House of Representatives to give him confidence're not finished forming all sections of the government," and he predicted that "the current circumstances faced by the government is not Kalzerov they were in the parliamentary elections of 2010."

    The previous parliamentary elections which were held on 7 / March 2010 to form her government took more than eight months until 17 / November 2010.

    The Iraqi Supreme Court Certifies the 30 April General Election Result

    Posted by Reidar Visser on Monday, 16 June 2014 19:54

    It’s official: The provisional result of Iraq’s 30 April general election, published last month, has been certified by the federal supreme court.

    In the IHEC statement to this effect, there is a caveat. 4 seat winners have not been approved, and won’t be approved until they have been cleared of charges relating to serious crime cases against them. Pending settlement of the court cases, their membership in parliament will remain pending, and no replacement deputies will be appointed. Whereas this may sound somewhat messy, it is actually what happened also in 2010, when 2 seat winners were provisionally excluded. Back then, it took longer for parliament to reconvene than for the judicial authorities to settle one of the cases (and one candidate was voluntarily substituted by another candidate from his bloc), so no procedural problems emerged.

    With the general political climate in Iraq approaching boiling point, questions will inevitably pertain to the political affiliations of those 4 that were excluded. 3 of them come from a single list, the Sunni, pro-Nujayfi list that ran in Diyala province: Salim al-Jibburi, Raad al-Dahlaki and Umar al-Humayri. They have all been in various forms of conflict with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, and Jibburi (once an Iraqi Islamic Party member who cooperated with the first Maliki government) and Humayri (ex governor of Diyala ousted by Maliki allies) most bitterly so.

    Still, before running to conclusions about another politicized court decision in Iraq, consider the fourth excluded candidate: Abbas Jabir al-Khuzaie, a seat winner in Qadisiyya province for Maliki’s own State of Law list. Khuzaie is a local politician from the Qadisiyya council who was once with the secular Iraqiyya before defecting to State of Law in 2011. He was then with the Independents bloc of Hussein al-Shahristani and may still be a member of that bloc subunit. Still, despite ongoing internal rivalry in State of Law, it seems unlikely that Maliki would fabricate an exclusion from his own rank in a situation where the loyalty of every new single Iraqi deputy is meticulously being monitored in the contest to form the biggest parliament bloc and supply the next premier candidate.

    The certification of the election result opens the door for government formation: The Iraqi president (or his acting deputy) must issue a call for the Iraqi parliament to convene within 15 days, i.e. at the end of June. Theoretically, parliament will then elect its speaker, and, within a month, a new president who will then charge the candidate of the largest bloc in parliament to form a government.

    For Iraqi politicians, despite the current crisis, the parliamentary government formation process is likely to remain the main political track going forward.
    It is a problem, therefore, that much US rhetoric on conditions for aid to the Iraqi government seem focused on ideas about some sort of national reconciliation initiative that would precede the delivery of further assistance. It is very hard to see how that would fit in with the Iraqi government formation logic. Whereas there has been much talk among Americans about imposing conditionality on future military assistance in Iraq, US rhetoric has been disconcertingly void of specific proposals for measures that would satisfy them. On the other hand, there is no lack of American suggestions for favourite cabinet line-ups that could be imposed, possibly even with Iranian support. Some of this thinking seems to belong to the era of the CPA in 2003–04, rather than in today’s situation.

    Meanwhile, ISIS continues its savagery, the Kurds consolidate their quasi-independence, and Maliki for once actually has an excuse for drumming up state-of-emergency rhetoric.



    Maliki's coalition and the Kurdistan does not expect the formation of a new government soon, and the latter rejects the "National Salvation"

    Tue Jun 17 2014 23:19 | (Voice of Iraq)

    ong-Presse / Baghdad

    Ruled out a coalition of state law and the Kurdistan Alliance, on Tuesday, to be able to political blocs to agree on forming a new government through the constitutional deadline to hold the first session of the elected parliament, while attributed first to preoccupation with the crisis of the current security, announced the second "non-support" for the government of "national salvation ".

    Maliki's coalition: the security crisis will delay the formation of new government

    And saw a coalition of state law, which is headed by Nuri al-Maliki, that the political blocs "will not agree" on the formation of the new government through constitutional deadline to hold the first session of the elected parliament to concern the current security crisis.

    He ruled out an alliance member, Mohammed Chihod, in an interview to the (long-Presse), that "you can political blocs agree to form a new government within a period of 15 days set for the holding of the first session of parliament-elect," attributing it to "busy all the security file and fighter Daash especially after Fatwa religious authority Ulkipaúa jihad. "

    He predicted Chihod, that "witnessing the next phase address people and national working for the interest of Iraq," pointing out that "the president of a coalition of state law, Nuri al-Maliki, had announced before the crisis, the current security, collecting 175 votes to form a new government, and that the dialogues were in full swing to discuss the matter, but now that things have changed because of the complexity of the security landscape. "

    The Constitution requires the President to invite new parliament to convene within 15 days of the ratification of the election results, with the possibility to extend this invitation for once.

    Article 55 of the Iraqi Constitution, that "the House of Representatives shall be elected at the first session its president, then a first deputy and second deputy, by an absolute majority of the Council members by direct secret ballot."

    In addition, Article (70 / I) of the Constitution, that "elected by the House of Representatives from among the candidates President of the Republic, by a majority of two-thirds of its members, and if none of the candidates received the required majority, the rivalry between the two candidates who obtained the highest number of votes, and declared president of the gets a majority of votes in the second ballot. "

    Kurdistan Alliance: do not support the government of national salvation

    In turn, the Kurdistan Alliance, "did not support" calls on the formation of a government of national salvation, preferring to be done according to the Constitution.

    The MP said the pro-Tayeb said in an interview to the (long-Presse), "The formation of the new government will have to wait for more than 15 months ( sic ? days ) ," noting that there are "several opinions on the form the next government, and whether to save the national or under the Constitution."

    The good, that "Iraq is a democratic country has a constitution that explains the mechanism of forming the government, during a meeting of Parliament within a period of 15 days from the approval of the results of the elections to elect a president and two vice presidents as well as the President of the Republic by the political blocs."

    The MP from the Kurdistan Alliance, that "the Coalition supports the formation of a government under the Constitution and not a government of national salvation, of the difficulty of forming the last, and the lack of a mechanism thereon or handled," stressing the need to "accelerate the negotiations to form a government."

    The parties to many political consistently during the last term, to call for the formation of a government "of national salvation", or "national consensus" to pull the country out of crisis (political and security) present, in the belief that the head of the government expired, Nuri al-Maliki, "no longer fit" to continue in his duties and take over a third time, and the most prominent of those parties, leader of the National Coalition, Iyad Allawi.

    The Federal Supreme Court, ratified, on Monday, (the 16th of June 2014 the current) on the results of the parliamentary elections that took place in (the thirtieth of April 2014).

    The representative of the religious authority in Karbala, Abdul Mahdi al-Karbalai, called last Friday (13 June Current), who are able to take up arms to volunteer in the war against terrorism, returned it as "holy war", and confirmed that it is to be killed in this war is a "martyr , "and called on the armed forces to the courage and tenacity, and demanded political leaders to leave their differences and unify their position to assign the armed forces.

    The organization Daash may impose its control over the northern city of Mosul, the center of the province of Nineveh, (405 km north of Baghdad), Tuesday (tenth of June 2014), and seized the security headquarters where the airport, and released hundreds of detainees, which led to he married hundreds thousands of families to the city and neighboring areas of the Kurdistan region, also extended Activity Daash, today, to the provinces of Salahuddin, Kirkuk and Diyala.



    Citizen commends the Federal Court for the ratification of the names of the new deputies and expects to hold a hearing early next month

    Tue Jun 17 2014 23:08 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Read more: http://translate.googleusercontent.c...#ixzz34xkN7GaZ



    MP Hassan calls not to hold the first session of parliament without the presence of all the House of Representatives

    Thu Jun 19 2014 16:19 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Sumerian News / Baghdad

    He called for a coalition of state law, Mahmoud Hassan, on Thursday, the presidency not to call parliament to hold first session without the presence of all deputies.

    Hassan said in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "The meeting of the Council of Representatives in the presence of 324 members, and the expense of a quorum on the basis of this number, contrary to article 11 of the electoral law that made ​​the House of Representatives consists of 328 members, which can not be with him any decision."

    Hassan called the presidency "not to call a session until the count is completed." *

    The parliamentary legal committee emphasized, in (18 May 2014), that the age of the current parliament ends on June 14, 2014, and can not extend the session for "one minute", as pointed out the possibility of extending the current session for the purpose of "budget approval" only.


    * REMEMBER THE CAVEAT IN VISSER'S ARTICLE : The are four (4) seats pending further scrutiny by the court and one of the seats is an SLC loyalist.

    and / but

    MP: Muttahidoon submitted a request to the presidency to wait to hold the first session of parliament
    21/06/2014 11:35:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / A member of State of Law Coalition MP Abdul Salam al-Maliki revealed that Muttahidoon coalition provide a request to the presidency in order to wait in a call for the convening of the new parliament.He said in a statement today: "there is a constitutional obligations and everyone should be adhered to if we want to build a real political process, and the most important foundations of this process is the activation of Parliament in these critical circumstances in order to form a strong government able to manage crises and meet the challenges facing Iraq."

    He added, "The attempt by some political parties, including Muttahidoon Coalition, to obstruct the first session of the parliament by submitting a request to the President of the Republic in order to wait holding its meeting, is a clear and flagrant violation of the Constitution and the demand of the religious Authority in the need to speed up the convening of parliament and the formation of the government."

    Maliki called, "The president to call the parliament to hold its first session as being the sponsor of the Constitution in these circumstances and being the responsible morally and constitutionally to the Iraqi people in the event of any serious repercussions on the overall political process."



    Mottahidoon deny submitting a request to the Vice President of the Republic to postpone the parliamentary 1st hearing.
    21/06/2014 14:25:00

    BAGHDAD / Nina /--Mottahidoon coalition denied what recently has been published by some media outlets about presenting by the coalition a request to the Vice President of the Republic to postpone the first parliamentary session.

    The coalition said in a statement today that this matter comes within the framework of a distorting campaign the reputation of the coalition as well as to undermine its national constant positions in defending citizens, stressing that what was published is untrue altogether.



    Legal Expert: Parliament session can be held without attendance of all MPs

    Saturday, 21 June 2014 19:21

    Baghdad (AIN) The Legal Expert, Tariq Harb, stated that the parliament session can be held without the attendance of all the MPs. He stated in a press statement received by AIN "Some sides stated that the parliament session cannot be held due to not approving four MPs by the Federal Court and I assured that Article 23 of the interior system of the parliament states that more than half of the MPs which is 165 MPs can achieve the quorum to hold the session."

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    Sectarian War, the World Cup, and Switzerland

    Sectarian War, the World Cup, and Switzerland
    By Alexander Whitcomb

    Iraq is teetering towards full blown civil war, but Kurds aren’t only watching the news. World Cup mania has swept the region, and that’s a good thing. Even with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) less than 90 kilometers away from Erbil, the autonomous region’s capital, life goes on as normal for most Kurds thanks to the efforts of the region’s Peshmerga forces.

    Iraqi state media has accused the Kurds of colluding with ISIS to destroy Iraq. Foreign commentators have hinted that Kurds are “the big winners” of this conflict because they have control of Kirkuk and retain the strongest military forces in the country. Erbil has scored serious leverage in Baghdad, they say.

    Kurds should tune out these people, turn on the TV, and tune into events in Brazil instead. Considering their tragic past, they bloody well deserve a break from the spectacle of violence next door.

    Convening in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1923, the international community reneged on their promise to give Kurds statehood. Ever since Kurds have been “the big losers” of history, a nation divided between four different countries where they found themselves--in all four cases-- a persecuted minority population. Here in Iraq, the state waged a ruthless and systematic genocidal campaign against them.

    As yet another wave of violence shakes the country, priority number one is to save Kurdish lives, not the sovereign integrity of Iraq. After 82 years, it’s time to admit that Iraq is a failed project. Everyone knows its modern borders were drawn by inept and self-interested foreigners, and everyone knows inept and self-interested foreigners keep returning to try and make them stick. It doesn’t work, and the Kurds are the last people that should fight for it. A unitary Iraq is not worth the bones of a single Peshmerga fighter.

    The task ahead is to find a way to midwife a truly decentralized Iraq, or to peacefully partition it into smaller states.

    “We need to find a formula to live together,” Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani told the BBC. “But if we expect that Iraq will go back like before Mosul, I don’t think so. It’s almost impossible…The best way is to have a Sunni region, like what we have in Kurdistan.”

    The 2005 Iraqi Constitution was designed to create precisely the sort of federalism Barzani is talking about. According to the law, Iraq should’ve become a Mesopotamian Switzerland, a confederation of fiercely independent regions. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki capitalized on sectarian divisions to consolidate power, driving Sunnis and Kurds out of key posts in the military and government and naming himself Minister of the Interior, Defense, and National Security Affairs. Who can blame Kurds and Sunnis for rejecting this authoritarianism and demand their constitutional rights?

    Mark my words: nobody is “the winner” in the current situation. Everybody loses as Iraq falls to pieces. Just because the Kurds have control over Kirkuk and have managed to stay out of the fray thus far doesn’t mean they've actually gained anything--they were entitled to peace, oil exports, and autonomy all along. Furthermore, developments are not positive. Kurdish cabbies in the south are getting beaten up by Shia militiamen gearing up for civil war. Kurdistan has terrifying new neighbors, a motley crew of Islamic radicals and former Baathists. These militants have already claimed Kurdish lives, and who knows what they intend to do in the future. ISIS has issued fatwas against Kurds in Syria, authorizing fighters to behead Kurdish men and take their wives.

    So why don’t Kurds declare independence tomorrow? It’s not in the KRG’s best interest right this instant. It’s not enough to control Kirkuk; there is a very particular sequence of events that needs to happen. The KRG must carry out a proper census, then hold a referendum in the territories to determine whether they want to join the Kurdistan Region. Kirkuk is a multi-ethnic city, and without a fair referendum, whatever remains of the Iraqi state would never accept the loss of the oil-rich area.


    Kurdish leaders know the wisest course of action is simply to follow the constitution and declare independence only if the government tries to block them. Don’t forget it’s in everybody’s interest--except for Maliki and his cronies, perhaps--for restive regions to secure federal power of their own. But after years of deceit and abuse, even the slightest violation would justify secession.

    In this spirit, I suggest Iraqis of all stripes lend their support to federal republics competing in the World Cup: Brazil, Argentina, Switzerland, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia, Mexico, or the United States. Federalism is a noble concept, even if doesn’t always win in the end.

    Alexander Whitcomb is a graduate of Columbia University and holds a Masters in Advanced International Studies from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. He is a staff writer for Rudaw specializing in Political Economy. Follow him on Twitter @Alex_Whitcomb


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    Radical clerics add fuel to fire in Iraq crisis

    Radical clerics add fuel to fire in Iraq crisis

    The shock in the wake of the outbreak of violent acts in Iraq and the fall of entire cities under the grip of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), as well as the emergence of different militant groups taking over territories in various cities, have upset the Iraqi scene. Perhaps the most dangerous part is the confusion that has accompanied the religious discourse of the two main sects in Iraq, the Sunnis and Shiites.

    Summary⎙ Print Amid the advancement of militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and other armed groups in Iraq, radical Sunni and Shiite clerics are issuing statements that flare up the sectarian tension in the country.

    Author Mustafa al-Kadhimi

    Posted June 20, 2014

    Translator(s)Pascale Menassa

    A war of fatwas and sermons has filled the Sunni and Shiite streets, mostly focusing on sectarian mobilization led by extremist clerics who have become part of the problem, instead of contributing to the solution.

    Extremist Sunni clerics went as far as justifying the stance of militants and considering what is happening in Iraq a “popular revolution,” while completely disregarding the series of heinous crimes that were committed in the past few days and the marked presence of the terrorist ISIS organization on the ground.

    As always, the pro-Muslim Brotherhood cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who lives in Qatar, supported this extremist current with his radical stance.

    On the other hand, some extremist Shiite clerics assumed that the incidents constituted a Sunni wave to oppress Shiites, and they incited Shiites against Sunnis and generalized the ISIS name to include all Sunnis of Iraq.

    In fact, the national discourse was lost in the hubbub of the unprecedented sectarian mobilization of extremists from both sects. Sectarian slogans and expressions are more common than the ones directly referring to the crisis in Iraq, as a historical country undergoing a huge conflict to maintain its unity and the coexistence of its citizens.

    Most importantly, the bloodshed of innocent people under this escalation disappeared in the shadow of calls for defending their sanctities, including religious shrines, figures and political stances.

    It seems that the rare attempts of moderate clerics from both sects, despite their high importance, are not enough to deter the fierce wave of extremism in Iraq.

    In Sunni circles, the voice and discourse of Sheikh Ahmad al-Qubaisi, a highly regarded cleric who called on Sunni Iraqis to confront the militants and expel them, was drowned out.

    Moreover, only some parts of the recent statements of the high-ranking Iraqi Shiite cleric Ali al-Husseini al-Sistani were published. In his statements, he tried to clarify the religious limits of the fatwa urging Iraqis to defend their country and its unity. He mentioned that the formation of militias should be forbidden and that armament should be restricted to the state only, besides calling on enlistment solely under the umbrella of the military institution.

    What the Shiite and Sunni clerics can do today is hold a large-scale meeting to produce a unified national discourse that impedes extremism and extremists.

    Such meetings have been held various times in modern history, and after the US invasion in 2003 and the civil war in 2006. They largely contributed to appeasing the sectarian flare-up and preventing the country’s derailment.

    The problem is that such initiatives are not an easy task. They need intensive efforts, in addition to strong will, to — first and foremost — face the radical clerics. The latter do not embrace moderation in any way and tend to limit the influence and attractiveness of traditional clerics, who are very open to the concept of sectarian coexistence in Iraq.


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    Peshmerga Forces Respond to ISIS Attacks with Heavy Artillery

    Peshmerga Forces Respond to ISIS Attacks with Heavy Artillery

    By RUDAW

    Peshmerga forces south of Kirkuk.

    KIRKUK, Kurdistan Region—For two hours on Friday Kurdish Peshmerga forces south of Kirkuk fired barrages of artillery shells at the bases of Islamic militants in what officials in the area said was a “response to unprovoked shelling” from the insurgents.

    “Peshmerga forces are stationed near the lower Zab and will continue their defense,” Anwar Haji Osman, Kurdistan Region’s deputy Peshmerga minister told Rudaw.

    According to Rudaw correspondent in Kirkuk, large numbers of Peshmerga forces are deployed 70 kilometers south of the city.

    Four Peshmerga fighters were reportedly wounded as a result of shells fired at their bases by the Islamic militants.

    Though the Kurds haven’t officially joined the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and are in defensive positions, they have come to clashes with the group in Kirkuk and northern Diyala.

    Haji Osman said that the Peshmerga shelling came in response to motor shell attacks on their bases from the ISIS territories in the Sunni tribal areas further south.

    “We told the tribal chiefs that if they are not going to expel the insurgents, they should at least not let them shell the Peshmerga forces from among their homes,” said Haji Osman, referring to his communications with the Arab tribes.

    According to Haji Osman, the ISIS had attacked the 2nd Brigade and 10th infantry brigade of the Peshmerga forces.

    “They also attacked the villages of Mala Abdulla and Dirma from two fronts,” he said. “And with this, they broke their promise.”

    Peshmerga officials in the area told Rudaw last week that the ISIS had proposed a truce, asking for reassurance that neither side would attack the other.

    In the Kurdish towns of Jalawla and Saadia, Peshmerga forces have engaged the ISIS in close-range combat to gain full control of the area.

    However, Friday’s attacks from the Peshmerga have so far been the heaviest since the start of the ISIS-led war in the Sunni areas of Iraq.

    Haji Osman believed that the quick Peshmerga response had led the ISIS insurgents to ask for an end to hostilities and had “told the Arab tribal leaders to intervene by asking to the Kurds to hold fire.”


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    Allawi launches an initiative to form national salvation government

    Allawi launches an initiative to form national salvation government

    21/06/2014 09:11:00

    Amman / NINA / A Jordanian newspaper quoted, on Saturday 21, June, Iraqi sources as saying that the former Iraqi prime minister, Iyad Allawi is holding being, in the Jordanian capital Amman, meetings with Iraqi and foreign figures to put them in the form of the repercussions of the situation in Iraq and the formation of a national salvation government and parliament leads to civil peace.

    The sources, which the newspaper did not name, said that Allawi discussed with these figures the details of his initiative that aims forming a national salvation government to resolve the political and security crisis after the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) controlled regions and governorates in Iraq.

    Allawi's initiative call for a summit meeting attended by each of the three leaders of the Iraqi Council of Ministers, three heads of the House of Representatives, the heads of the Kurdistan region and the Council of Ministers, and the House of Representatives and former Prime Minister of Kurdistan and the leaders of major coalitions non-above, adding some clergy of Muslims, Christians and others, so that the total number be 17-20 people, the meeting should be held in a safe place (Irbil, Karbala or Najaf), attended by the Secretary-General of the United Nations and a representative of the Federal Court in order to ensure the smooth implementation of the outcomes of the meeting.

    The sources pointed out that Allawi confirms, in his meetings, the need to reach quick solutions to save Iraq from the conditions away from any external interference.


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    The supreme authority demanding accelerate the formation of new government

    sczin11- seems to be saying it is against their law to convene while 4 still being investigated..

    The supreme authority demanding accelerate the formation of new government


    The MP for the coalition of state law, Samira al-Moussawi said "call the religious authority to convene the first session of the House of Representatives needed to speed up the presidency to call for the session."

    The representative of the Supreme religious authority Ahmed Alsaagafi had said in his Friday sermon yesterday that he "and after approval by the Federal Court on the election results there is the timing of the constitutionality of the new Council of Representatives and selecting its President and the President and the Prime Minister and the formation of a new government, it is very important to adhere to these timings and not exceeded, it is necessary The interlocutor of the blocks, and that result in the formation of a functioning government rectify past mistakes and open up new horizons and a better future. "

    She said the MP Moussawi said in a statement: "The call of religious authority represented by Mr. Sistani to hold the first session of parliament and the deteriorating situation taking place in the country, especially the security ones, are required presidency speeding invite the House to convene and accelerate the formation of a national government that advance the general situation."

    The al-Moussawi said that "the Constitution does not specify the number of candidates the winners [328] candidate to be attending for the purpose of holding the first session of the House of Representatives and even subsequent meetings, as evidenced by the failure of a number of successful candidates to attend the parliament session in the previous parliamentary session for various reasons such as satisfactory, did not lead the right in the first session but in subsequent meetings. "

    The MP for the Kurdistan Alliance Muhsin al-Sadoun may count on the federal court's endorsement of the names of the winners in the parliamentary elections, with the exception of four of them illegal.

    He said al-Sadoun, "the illegality of the ratification of the winners because he has not been authenticated to all members, even stayed one name and must be the ratification of the [328] winner and invite the Presidency to convene the first session of parliament before the ratification of all the names of the winners would be unconstitutional as well. According to him .

    He called on the Kurdish deputy presidency to "wait in the convening of the parliament session and awaiting approval of the Federal Court on the rest of the names of the winners."

    He was Vice President Khodair al had announced last Wednesday that he considers issuing a statement specifying the date for a new session of parliament to form a government anticipated.

    The Federal Supreme Court has ratified last Monday on the results of elections for the House of Representatives in 2014, with deferred consideration of four candidates, until the resolution of cases filed against them before the courts Almt_khash.

    The Constitution requires that the Presidency issued a statement specifying the date of the first session of the House of Representatives within 15 days from the date of approval of the Federal Court on the election results.


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    Talks between Barzani and Ahmed Chalabi

    Talks between Barzani and Ahmed Chalabi


    Search Kurdistan leader Massoud Barzani and Iraqi National Congress leader Ahmed Chalabi, political and security situation experienced by Iraq.

    A statement by the presidency of the region that "Barzani met with Chalabi on Friday evening in the resort of Salahaddin in Arbil and were in agreement during the talks on the need to alter the course of the political process in accordance with the Constitution and respect for the legitimate demands of all the components of the Iraqi and that everyone will cooperate to root out terrorism."

    The statement added that "the two sides also discussed the political and security situation experienced by the Iraq crisis, which emerged as a result of deterioration of the Iraqi army and insurgents control of the city of Mosul."

    U.S. President Barack Obama announced last Thursday his country's determination to send up to 300 military adviser to Iraq to help in the coordination of the fighting and the setting up of security in cooperation with the Iraqi government to confront terrorism. "

    The province of Nineveh, and several areas in the districts of Salah al-Din has been dominated by terrorist gangs Daash disrupted life to the full, with a senior government official revealed yesterday the government's intention to launch a massive attack on the terrorists start from the city of Samarra.


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    MP Maliki reveals a request by united for the presidency to wait to hold the first se

    MP Maliki reveals a request by united for the presidency to wait to hold the first session of parliament

    21-06-2014 11:47 AM
    Baghdad (news) .. A member of the State of Law Coalition MP Abdul Salam al-Maliki, a coalition united to provide for the repair request for the presidency in order to wait in a call for the convening of the new parliament.

    Maliki said in a statement received by the Agency (news): that 'there is a constitutional obligations on everyone adhered to if Maardna build a genuine political process is the most important foundations of this process is the activation of Parliament in these critical circumstances in order to form a strong government able to manage crises and challenges facing Iraq '.

    He added: 'Try some political parties, including the coalition united block a parliament session the first by submitting a request to the President of the Republic in order to wait to invite Parliament to hold its is a clear and flagrant violation of the Constitution and the requirement of reference, which calls for the need to expedite the convening of parliament and the formation of the government and is therefore ordered Bed and his intentions known The purpose of keeping Iraq in a legislative vacuum to ensure the survival of the political and security deterioration, which we see clearly in the expansion of the terrorist tide in several provinces'.

    Maliki said 'the need to call the president of the parliament to hold first session for being a sponsor of the Constitution in these circumstances is responsible morally and constitutionally to the Iraqi people in the event of any serious repercussions on the overall political process'.


  9. #9

    Mounting internal and external pressure for the removal of Maliki

    Mounting internal and external pressure for the removal of Maliki
    Nasr al-Majali
    Mounting internal and external pressure for the removal of Maliki

    21-06-2014 12:17 PMFree -

    No luck observers that the totality of the statements of U.S. President Barack Obama, which has intensified in the last two days about the serious crisis in Iraq, is in the 'box' hint to the need for the resignation of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

    In those remarks, Obama focused on the conflict * * * ‬ ‬ ‬ conflict in Iraq is the result of the sectarian divisions which have been exacerbated, and that the people of Iraq and its leaders Badahma overcome these differences.

    Since the outbreak of the current crisis seizure militants (Daash) on the city of Mosul and other areas on the ninth of June, voices that carry the responsibility of al-Maliki what the situation, and increments Ptnaha calls for judgment.

    Speech dangerous
    But the most dangerous in the words of the U.S. president is reportedly told the news program in the network (NBC) when he said: 'Some of the forces that may always be divided Iraq, becoming stronger now, and those forces that can maintain the unity of the country becoming weaker'.

    Observers believe that Obama's call is consistent with a call to the Shiite cleric in Iraq, Ali al-Sistani on Friday, which urged them to form a government of national unity in Iraq, are 'unanimous national broad and beyond the mistakes of the past', in the first veiled criticism of the government of Nouri al-Maliki.

    Represents Obama's remarks and inviting Sistani increasing pressure on al-Maliki, whose bloc won the largest number of votes in the last parliamentary elections, which now clings to form the next government.

    The security of the Middle East
    Furthermore, warned the newspaper Financial Times of London that the incursion (Daash) in Iraq is not threatened only division into three parts for the year and the Shiites and the Kurds, but it could threaten the security of the whole Middle East region, which is what makes each of the parties to the regional powers different purpose.

    And alerted the newspaper that Iran, for example, which is the most important player in Iraq, seeking to maintain the stability of Iraq as a unified state under the control of Shi'ite allies, namely the full readiness to cooperate with the United States to ensure that, and perhaps contribute to the overthrow of the Maliki government, according to the newspaper .

    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the major Sunni power in the region, refer to the Financial Times that they are dealing with Iraq as an arena of the Cold War between Iran and Syria, as it seems that trouble Mach liking Sunni Kingdom.

    Syria and Daash
    The paper says London that although Syria which intertwines the situation where with Iraq for several reasons, including the common border and fight the militants opposition, which includes fighters to Daash, but there are reports of Western intelligence agencies refer to penetrate Assad's forces to Daash, in order to portray the conflict in the country that conflict by Sunni militants seeking to overthrow the rule of the Alawites, according to the newspaper.

    And stamped (Financial Times), saying: Ankara goal remains the president is to keep their interests in Iraq, especially commercial ones, especially oil in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, but the idea of ​​partition may haunt Turkey for fear of transmission of the feelings of separation to the Kurdish minority.

    For its part, addressed the newspaper The Times of London developments of the crisis in Iraq, wrote an analysis under the title (It's time to step down Nixon Middle East) in reference to the need for the departure of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, before that happens American intervention against militants organizing the Islamic State in Iraq and the country Sham (Daash).

    Maliki isolated
    Says writer Analysis Michael Burleigh The future of Iraq hanging Maliki, who became the West is seen as a personal isolated and without taste, and in time who thinks the prime minister surrounded by problems that his presence is necessary to repel attacks Daash, he realizes most of the Shiites in Iraq before the year that al-Maliki has become part of the dilemma the country, not the solution.

    Adds Burley that there are some common traits between Maliki and former U.S. President Richard Nixon, who was forced to step down at the beginning of his second term because of the scandal (Watergate) under the threat of Congress, where he witnessed the Iraqi Parliament divided on granting Maliki's authority to declare a state of emergency, perhaps skeptical how to exploit that power.

    The analysis of the newspaper that the paranoia of the common traits between the two men, and appeared with equal access to al-Maliki for his duties, where snatched all positions of Sunni leaders, beginning from the central bank and even intelligence, even if some of them fled the country, as did former Vice President Tariq Hashemi.

    He concludes Burley analysis, saying that Maliki's plan only to face (Daash) is to mobilize Iraqi Shiites, a solution that will serve as the use of a plate of gasoline to put out the fire, and therefore it is incumbent upon the West to make sure the end of the role of al-Maliki, which may give some reassurance to the Iraqi Sunnis to fight extremism in their country along with the Shiites'


  10. #10

    Sistani abandon al-Maliki ... and supports the national government

    Sistani abandon al-Maliki ... and supports the national government
    Posted 21/06/2014 10:08 AM
    Baghdad, Paris - «life»
    Escalated pressure on Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to step down and give way to the formation of «government of national unity» involving various parties, while receiving a phone call from Russian President Vladimir Putin, who confirmed his full support for his government in the fight against terrorism.
    In an implicit call to Maliki to step down as prime minister, called for the Shiite cleric Ali al-Sistani in the parliament to convene constitutional deadlines for the formation of «government acceptable to the national», and called him the son of the founder of the «Dawa» Jaafar al-Sadr explicitly to «leave».

    The Iraqi constitution mandates the need for a meeting of parliament after 15 days of approval of the Federal Court on the election results. But political circles confirmed for »life» yesterday that there is almost a consensus on the postponement of the session, until a consensus on forming a government.
    He said al-Sistani, through his representative in Karbala, Ahmed Net yesterday that his fatwa calling for the volunteer in the army addressed to all Iraqis «does not belong to a certain range, but is aimed at defending the country in the face of guerrilla incitements called Daash that have the upper hand and attendance strongest in what is happening in the provinces has announced it openly target until all of Najaf and Karbala ».
    He added that «Daash targeting the sanctities of all Iraqis of all religions and doctrines, and kill anyone who does not agree with him or opinion is subject to his authority, even shared with him in religion and doctrine».
    He pointed out that «this group incitements great scourge has plagued our region and the call to volunteer was the aim of urging the Iraqi people to fight and expel this group, which is not that day Vsindem everyone to leave it tomorrow does not help, then remorse».
    He added that «the invitation of reference were to engage in the armed forces and not to form a militia, nor support any armed organization outside the law, a (reference) Declares regret what has happened to many of the volunteers as a result of the lack of adequate preparations for volunteering».
    He said «the need to bear arms, however, the state» and said: «the competent authorities to organize volunteer who were not to return to it in terms of sectarian and can not be so».
    He was the son of the founder of the «Dawa» Jaafar al-Sadr called for the removal of al-Maliki. He called in a statement for the formation of «government of national unity, the University of all components of our people take it upon themselves to deal with the crisis experienced by the country, and the exclusion of those directly responsible for», and »specifically responsible Prime Minister expired, Nuri al-Maliki, who failed to deal with all the files so Do not become a factor squad unit ».
    He added that «the political system created after 2003 on the basis of sectarian, ethnic, and he thought of each component and the team, that ensures adherence to rights demands of narrow factional interests without regard to the rest of his partners».
    He explained that «the wrong policies pursued by the organizers of the judgment, Kaltafrd power and decision-making, and the marginalization of others and to fabricate crises, and to enter into regional hubs, have had a deep impact on the worsening situation.
    «But this call in addition to the explicit signals from Sunni and Kurdish leaders, and other implicit expressed by President Barack Obama, met with resistance from Maliki's coalition said Fayalaitlav leader Adnan al-Sarraj said« Maliki is the only candidate for the presidency of the government ».
    On the other hand, warned the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon yesterday that any air strike against the militants in Iraq may backfire what were not, there are moves to form a government of national unity.
    Al «life» that France began diplomatic move in the direction of Arab and regional states centered on the situation in Iraq and Syria. And received President Francois Hollande yesterday afternoon, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, also meets Monday evening, the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. He will meet U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, also in Paris, his counterparts Prince Saud al-Faisal and Abdullah bin Zayed UAE and Jordan Nasser Judeh, after a summit of the Atlantic over the next week.
    The source said that the high-level Arab Kerry spoke by telephone with both French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Prince Saud al-Faisal, the Qatari minister Khalid al-Attiyah and «France and the whole world knows that the imbalance in the al-Maliki. No one wants to sacrifice for the sake of megas policy and direction sectarian. He believed that «the way out of the crisis without a government rescue, that the repeal of marginalization, and not going to partition Iraq». He said he concluded from his contacts with the Gulf countries it is against the air raids that have pledged America waged against insurgents in Iraq ».


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