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    " The Dinar Daily ", Wednesday, 25 June 2014

    It is EVICT MALIKI DAY + FIFTY - SIX ( 56 ) or " E - M DAY + 56 "

    " The previous parliamentary elections which were held on 7 March 2010 and the time to form that government took more than eight months or 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.
    [* The source said in a statement to the Agency ((eighth day)) that there is an agreement semi-final between the U.S. and Iran to take on Ahmed Chalabi as prime minister for the next government as a compromise candidate. http://8th-day.com/?p=53272 ]

    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. "

    SEE : "National" candidate, Adel Abdul Mahdi as prime minister instead of al-Maliki BAGHDAD / Baghdadi News / .. Sources within the National Alliance, on Tuesday, on the nomination of the leader of the Supreme Council, Adel Abdul-Mahdi as prime minister instead Maliki.

    The sources said L / Baghdadi News /, "The members of the National Alliance decided unanimously at a meeting to nominate Adel Abdul-Mahdi, head of the next government, rather than the current Prime Minister outgoing Nuri al-Maliki."

    The number of national powers have called the National Alliance, the need to speed up the selection of a head of the next government being concerned only identified.



    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 54: The President of the Republic shall call upon the Council of Representatives to convene by a presidential decree within fifteen days from the date of the ratification of the general election results. Its eldest member shall chair the first session to elect the speaker of the Council and his two deputies. This period may not be extended by more than the aforementioned period. ***


    QUERY : Can the time for the seating of the next Parliament be extended ?

    *** Reidar Visser said on Sunday, 22 June 2014 11:10 at 11:10 as follows : Yes, there could be another 15 days. ***

    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.


    and / but

    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."

    Article 59:

    First: The Council of Representatives quorum shall be achieved by an absolute majority of its members.

    Second: Decisions in the sessions of the Council of Representatives shall be made by a simple majority after quorum is achieved, unless otherwise stipulated.




    [W]e are not informed yet about the first session , waiting for the call of the president.

    22/06/2014 12:04:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of / Diyala our identity bloc /, Nahida al-Daini said that "We were not informed until now the date of the first parliamentary session of the new Council and we are waiting for the President of the Republic to call for the meeting."

    She told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / today "in case we passed the constitutionally period without meeting that will be violation to the constitution," indicating that "the Council was unable to hold its meeting without a call from the President of the Republic."

    Daini added, " There are political blocs demand to postpone the first parliamentary session and this is dangerous in light of what the country is passing of crises and challenges that require the leaders of the political blocs to speed access to the national consensus and work to resolve this crisis."

    The Federal Court announced the ratification of the results of the parliamentary elections that took place on the thirtieth of April.



    Vice President Khodair al calls for the convening of the new parliament in the 30th of the current month

    Fallujah News / Baghdad ... decided to call the presidency of the new parliament to hold its meetings on the thirtieth of this month.
    A source from the Office of the Vice President of the Republic, that 'Vice President Khodair al decided to invite members of parliament to hold a session of parliament in 30 of the current month of June'.



    Allawi calls for the postponement of the first session of the House of Representatives to the absence of political consensus

    Dated: June 22, 2014

    Baghdad / Iraq News Network - demanded a coalition of national, led by Iyad Allawi to postpone the convening of the first session of the House of Representatives.

    According to a statement of the coalition, said he: "Because of the exceptional circumstances which pass on the country and its people and the absence of political consensus and not to the Federal Court approval of all members of the new deputies, as well as to the militarization clear to the community and the enticements of political sectarianism, heading a coalition of national to the Federal Court to postpone the meeting of the Council of Representatives first until the ratification of the full names of before, and to provide an opportunity for a political deal to save the country from disintegration. added, and other than this, and the absence of political agreement, the expeditious, would abstain in the coalition, the National to attend the first meeting and participate in the process ends with uncalculated consequences. The Federal Court has ratified last week on the House of Representatives election in 2014.


    Zubaidi: The United States with speed up the formation of a national consensus government includes all components

    24/06/2014 11:39:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / Head of the citizen bloc, Baqir al-Zubaidi said that "the United States with the speed up of forming a government of national consensus includes all the components without exclusion or marginalization of any party."

    Zubaidi told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that "Kerry confirmed, during his meeting with Chairman of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, Ammar al-Hakim yesterday, on key points, including the need to accelerate the formation of a government of national reconciliation that includes all components without exception and without exclusion or marginalization, and the three presidencies should have national admissibility of all rather than a single component. "

    About the candidate of the National Coalition to head the next government, Zubaidi said: " anything said about a specific candidate for the National Coalition, is just only leaks and speculation," noting that "the National Coalition retains its candidate and will present him to the Iraqi National Alliance when starts the debate within the Alliance to resolve this matter. "

    He added, "The National Alliance did not start talking in this subject so far. And a committee was formed by the Alliance to put the conditions that must be available in the next Prime Minister."

    It is mentioned that head of the Islamic Supreme Council, Ammar al-Hakim met yesterday with U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, and discussed with him the latest political and security developments in Iraq.



    *** Who is "National" candidate, Adel Abdul Mahdi ? Adel Abdul Mahdi is a francophone Islamist and free-marketeer who belongs to the Shia-led list that won a majority of seats in the Iraqi parliament.

    The 62-year-old served as finance minister in the interim government, where he persuaded international creditors to write off a large part of Iraq's debt.

    He fled Iraq in the 1960s after being condemned to death for his political activities, and has spent time in France, Lebanon and Iran.

    After flirting with Maoist politics in France, he joined the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (Sciri) - a powerful Shia organisation which manages to keep close ties with Iran and maintain a working relationship with the US.

    He has a PhD in economics from France and his four children all hold French nationality.

    His nomination as one of the two vice-presidents comes after he failed to win enough support to become prime minister - the most important political role.

    That honour seems likely to fall to a leader of the other largest Shia party, Ibrahim Jaafari of the Daawa party.



    Jaafary stresses need for preparations for 1st parliament session

    Tuesday, 24 June 2014 17:13

    Baghdad (AIN) –The head of the Iraqi National Alliance, Ibraheem al-Jaafary, met the Japanese Ambassador to Iraq.

    A statement by Jaafary's office received by All Iraq News Agency cited "Jaafary stressed the importance of preparing positive atmospheres for holding the parliament 1st session to form the next government."

    "Both sides discussed the security and political updates in Iraq," the statement added.

    "Jaafary confirmed the need for intensifying the dialogues among the national sides to support the security forces in their battle against terrorism," the statement concluded.



    Vice president to U.S. official: presidential decree within two days to new parliament to hold its first session

    25/06/2014 10:24:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / Vice President, Khodair al-Khuzai discussed with Assistant Secretary of State, Brett Makourk and US Ambassador in Baghdad Stephen Beecroft security and political developments in Iraq.

    A statement from the Office of the vice president quoted him as he confirmed "the commitment of the presidency in the democratic political process in the country and the constitutional timings," stressing that "the Presidency will issue a decree during the next two days calls the new parliament to hold its first session, noting that the political process will not be hindered by the terrorism and armed groups."

    He asked the U.S. government for "more support for Iraq, particularly in the military and intelligence field and the necessity of activating the framework strategic agreement signed between the two countries to counter terrorism and defeat it and to maintain the security and stability of Iraq and the region.

    For his part, Makourk confirmed that "al-Qaeda and armed groups pose a common enemy for Iraq and his country and Washington is committed to supporting Iraq in its war against terrorism."

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    American Time magazine, and the report of a large 8-page plan to divide Iraq

    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014 08:12 J P

    Twilight News / revealed the American Time magazine, and the report of a large 8-page plan to divide Iraq into three states, one of them in the north of Kurdistan, and the second for the year along the Syria, and the third Vlheiah, and its place in the south of Iraq and includes large areas of it.

    Not only that, but this country is heading the new Shiite south, where up to Kuwait, to deduct areas vital to reach them also to include some parts of the north-east of Saudi Arabia.

    The magazine published detailed maps illustrate areas of distribution of Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds.

    Baghdad promised within the state of Sunni, Kirkuk was either by maps published by «TIME» inside Kurdish state, but on the line of contact with the state of the year, according to the report argues.

    The report speaks about the annexation of the Kurdish areas in Syria to a Kurdish state in addition to the inclusion of some Sunni areas of Syria's Sunni Muslim state.

    It is worth mentioning that the magazine "Time" reflect the U.S. close to the U.S. administration and express their point of view more often.

    The press spokesman Josh Earnest, the White House said that the decision of the Iraqi government is up to the Iraqi people who decide how it should develop its own maps, adding that the Obama administration would prefer to work in Iraq's political leaders together to find a political solution.

    Regarding a proposal in 2006 by Senator Joe Biden to divide Iraq into three regions Sunni and Shiite and Kurdish explained Ernest "The direct route - from the point of view of this administration - to face the threat Daash is to unite this country around a political agenda that gives every citizen a stake in their future and success" .

    In a commentary published on the cover of the magazine "Time" titled "The End of Iraq," Ernst admitted that the concept of division is not clear, a new concept, but he acknowledged the seriousness of the imposition of third-party solutions to the Iraqi people.

    Observers believe that the idea of resorting to the option of partition and regions in the case of the complexity of the conflict is gonna regional and international parties to achieve to create centers of fighting each other for a period of conflict that the parties want it to be long for the marketing plan and justify the provinces.

    The former Iraqi prime minister, Ayad Allawi, said that the surrounding areas in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad falls, it is very likely that we're going on the road to the division of Iraq.


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    The End of Iraq : June 30, 2014 issue of TIME.

    The End of Iraq

    Michael Crowley @CrowleyTIME
    June 19, 2014
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    Holy war, holy warriors, Iraqi Shi‘ites in Najaf pledge to fight against ISIS, the Sunni militant group that has swept through northern Iraq

    Haidar Hamdani—AFP/Getty Images

    The sudden military victories of a Sunni militant group threaten to touch off a maelstrom in the Middle East

    The End of Iraq

    As the brutal fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) rampaged through northern Iraq in mid-June, a spokesman for the group issued a statement taunting its shaken enemies. Ridiculing Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki as an “underwear merchant,” he warned that his fighters, who follow a radical strain of Sunni Islam, would take revenge against al-Maliki’s regime, which is dominated by Shi‘ites. But this vengeance would not come through the capture of Baghdad, the spokesman vowed. It would come through the subjugation of Najaf and Karbala, cities that are home to some of the most sacred Shi‘ite shrines. The Sunni fighters of ISIS would cheerfully kill and die, if necessary, to erase their blasphemous existence.

    This appears in the June 30, 2014 issue of TIME.


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    Maliki locked in a battle for his political life nor signs of surrender

    Maliki locked in a battle for his political life nor signs of surrender

    Tue Jun 24 2014 22:19 | (Voice of Iraq)

    BAGHDAD (Reuters)

    Over the eight years he spent in power did not face Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki faced such a threat now.

    It fell large tracts of the country in the hands of Sunni insurgents. It seeks to oust his opponents. It has also become a reservation in favor or worse than the character of Washington and Tehran biggest supporters abroad. Even his friends are starting to think explicitly the possibility of leaving the political arena.

    He says Maliki's opponents that he is responsible for the intensification of the insurgency to the government because of his policies that led to the feeling of the year of alienation and pushed the tribes to support the organization of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, who seized the northern city of Mosul Home on the tenth of June this now with little resistance towards Baghdad.

    Washington has said publicly that she does not have any intention to choose the rulers of Iraq, but made ​​it clear that they want leadership more representative of Iraqis in Baghdad. Iran did not disclose which owns the influential and widely between Shiite parties in Iraq for all its leaves, but avoided the appearance of pro-owners.

    Indeed, the members of the cluster, which belongs to al-Maliki, 64, now concede that he may be forced to leave if the Shiite groups, Sunnis and Kurds to gather in a new governing coalition.

    A senior member of the coalition of al-Maliki, speaking on condition of anonymity, "Iraq after the tenth of June, not as it was before. Everything changed. Everything is on the table ... and if insisted the others that they will file only if it is not al-Maliki as prime minister, we ready to discuss it. "

    "We will be involved in the decision-Maliki and should be a smooth transition. Believe that an open mind and considering the options. It is understood that it has up to this point."

    The second member of Maliki's coalition to talk about the change from the inside.

    And six weeks before al-Maliki appeared more stable in power than ever before. It has left a coalition of state law as the largest party, the winner in the elections and won 94 seats in the parliament's 325 seats. She won two blocks Shi'a order were seeking to topple him about 30 seats each.

    In a televised speech the day after the elections, Maliki said: "My mother did not Tldni prime minister. I was born a peasant and employees and gaining and students. Iraq and now need to effort in any location of the positions of responsibility. Be happy and I have the honor to serve the country. Have no interest in this topic. "

    Despite the pressures that have emerged since that time, al-Maliki was able to hold on. And perhaps allow him to internal disputes among the members of the list and other Shiite candidates who aspire to take over the office of victory again.

    Said a senior member of Maliki's coalition said the prime minister does not want to be associated with the end of his disintegration of Iraq.

    Some say the likes of his close friend, former parliamentary Sami al-Askari said Iraq does not assume a change of leadership now.

    He said the military "People rally around al-Maliki and going behind him because of the organization of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Chances are still strong."

    And perhaps topple al-Maliki is the price you have to pay a coalition of state law to form a governing coalition. Iraqi politicians say that the lack of confirmation of Washington and Tehran support for the owners encouraged his opponents to insist on his departure.

    But negotiations have barely begun. It is scheduled to meet Parliament in July, the first to start the process to approve the new government, which could take months to al-Maliki remains in power for the head of the caretaker government while continuing the war on the organization of the Islamic state.

    Pressing both Washington and Tehran for a quick settlement of the crisis. The United States insists that it will not choose the next leader of Iraq, but Foreign Minister John Kerry, who met with al-Maliki in Baghdad on Monday, said explicitly that Washington was aware of the resentment of Sunnis, Kurds and some Shia.

    The meeting between Maliki and U.S. diplomats last week said hot Western diplomat briefed by one of the participants in the meetings on what took place there. The diplomat said U.S. diplomats have told al-Maliki that he would have to step aside if it no longer has the necessary parliamentary support for a third term.

    The Western diplomat said, "I think that he had received the message., But I would not be surprised if he tried to circumvent them."

    He added that he was initially cancel a phone call with U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, because of the friction generated by these meetings. The call was conducted at the end of it last Wednesday.

    The White House denied the U.S. embassy and the transfer of any message to al-Maliki that he leave power. But U.S. officials have expressed in private meetings in the hope of change.

    The mutual positions here. Valaskara friend Prime Minister al-Maliki in recent days that he feels bitterness toward the United States. It has traumatized the sharp criticism addressed to him members of the U.S. Congress as It hurt lukewarm support of President Barack Obama and refrain from directing U.S. air strikes for the fundamentalist Islamic state.

    He said the military "there bitterness in the tone of al-Maliki when he talks about the U.S. role ... and even what is happening in the U.S. capital and speeches in Congress and Obama's speech. Does not have hope., He says, we have to rely on ourselves."

    Commenting on the military meetings with U.S. diplomats last week said: "I heard that she was tense and I expect it because he is not satisfied with their style.

    "Maliki does not have the time to sit down with any one to just listen to the advice and criticism. He wants to submit a thing to help him. Did not see it."

    As for Iran's other main source of external support to the government in Baghdad has been less enthusiastic in their support of the owners, although it was not clear whether they were willing to sacrifice him.

    The senior Iranian official told Reuters at the weekend: "Iran respects the choice of the Iraqi people., And if they do not want their prime minister Maliki, why support him?"

    A senior Iranian official said Iran supports last-Maliki, but not at all in favor as supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    He added, "Iran's support of the owners is limited and conditional. Was quoted Iran's ambassador to Iraq this message to the owners. Iran is believed that the al-Maliki to form immediately cabinet combines many categories but think at the same time that the time may have been too late."

    Maliki became exposed after the sudden progress achieved by armed groups, led by the organization of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. It has won the support of the organization's fighters Sunni tribes were fighting organization in the past.

    Maliki's critics say that his judgment, especially in the last four years is responsible for the polarization of the country has experienced.

    When U.S. troops were still in the country, Maliki has come under strong pressure to continue with the year and the formation of a representative government to the Iraqis. Maliki won support for the U.S. thanks to its response to Shiite militias.

    In the previous elections in 2010 and before the departure of the American forces tried to overcome the sectarian al-Maliki, but came in second place after a secular bloc supported by many Sunnis. To stay in power deliberately al-Maliki to assemble a parliamentary bloc of Shia and later dropped from the power-sharing agreements.

    On the day when U.S. forces completed their withdrawal in 2011 al-Maliki government issued a decree to arrest Iraqi vice-president who belongs to the Sunni doctrine to spend the rest of the constitutional arrangements was the Sunnis they deem necessary to ensure the representation of all Iraqis in power.

    In the years that followed falter security with Sunni militants take advantage of the people toward the government stresses the Sunni sect.

    Said a senior member of Maliki's coalition that U.S. diplomats actually told him that he should step down if it turns out that the Sunnis, Kurds and Shiite blocs in parliament, the competition will not support it for a third term.

    He added, "They think by the political situation in the country and what is happening in the Sunni areas of the country that al-Maliki can not put pressure on other parties to govern for a third term. Maliki has become a symbol of polarization in the eyes of others, regardless of their performance."

    He said that U.S. officials encouraged the coalition of state law to find other candidates, although Washington's position encourages other parties to insist on the departure of al-Maliki.

    He continued, "Once you understand the other parties in the U.S. position Vsti_dd Maliki rejected., It gives them a psychological boost."

    (Munir Bawīti preparation for the Arab Bulletin - Edit Khalifa Ahmed Subhi)

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    YES or NO : Baghdad denies granting immunity to U.S. troops

    YES or NO : Baghdad denies granting immunity to U.S. troops

    Wed Jun 25 2014 01:18 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Posted: Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

    Source denied Iraqi government yesterday assurances to the United States to the enjoyment of U.S. troops ordered by President Barack Obama sent immunity, while the White House said that Iraq offered to provide legal guarantees for the protection of military advisers Americans who sent Washington to Iraq to help the Iraqi forces, in the face of armed extremists who had taken over parts of the country.

    The channel quoted the official mouthpiece of the Iraqi government in Newsflash government source as saying yesterday, said that what is published by some media outlets to grant immunity to U.S. troops in Iraq does not exist, is not true. It was Josh Ernest White House spokesman, said yesterday that «the supreme leader, President Barack Obama did not make a decision that could harm Bergna and women without getting some guarantees necessary». The «We can confirm that Iraq has provided reasonable assurance on the issue of the protection of these individuals, through diplomatic message».

    Said Ernest, that the current situation is different from the situation that prevailed at the end of 2011, making Iraq less formal assurances to provide legal protection acceptable. The «We are dealing with an emergency situation, and there is an urgent need to be able to require that these consultants to do their job on the ground in Iraq». He added that the number of consultants involved in this task 300. Meanwhile, spokesman for the U.S. Department of Defense «Pentagon» Marine Col. John Kirby, said that the legal protection of Baghdad, which has promised to provide to advisers Americans «suitable for short-term evaluation mission». Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, «so far there is no evidence that the gunmen took control of the US-made sophisticated weapons». In turn, said a spokeswoman for the U.S. State Marie Harff that the agreement will give soldiers protection similar to those enjoyed by employees of American diplomatic mission in Baghdad. (Washington, Baghdad - Agencies)

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  6. #6

    U.S. State: Kurds have confirmed their participation in the formation of the next gov

    U.S. State: Kurds have confirmed their participation in the formation of the next government, and Washington does not support the export of oil without the approval of Baghdad

    25/06/2014 08:50:00

    WASHINGTON / NINA / U.S. State Department confirmed the continuation of its support for the unity and sovereignty of Iraq and the formation of the new government urgently. "

    State Department spokeswoman, Marie Harff said in a press statement today that Foreign Minister, John Kerry confirmed to the president of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, the U.S. administration continue support the unity of Iraq and the need to form the next government, which may begin no later than the first of July next. "He says

    Harff indicated that "the Kurdish leaders clearly confirmed that it will participate in the process of forming the new government."

    She said, "Kurdish leaders confirmed that they will help to form a new government that includes all parties and bring all parties in order to deal with the political crisis and the security crisis."

    On the export of oil by the Kurdistan Regional Government, the spokeswoman confirmed that the U.S. does not support exporting oil without the approval of the government in Baghdad.

    She continued, "Any export or sale of oil anywhere inside Iraq must have the approval of the federal government because the oil wealth is for the Iraqi state."


  7. #7

    Nujaifi, Zebari discuss holding the first session of parliament and resolve the nomin

    Nujaifi, Zebari discuss holding the first session of parliament and resolve the nomination for the three presidencies

    25/06/2014 09:57:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / The head of the Muttahidoon coalition, Osama Nujaifi discussed with Foreign Minister, Hoshyar Zebari holding the first session of the House of Representatives and resolve the issue of the nomination for the three presidencies.

    A statement by the Office of Nujaifi cited that, "The two sides discussed the current situation in the city of Mosul and close ties with the Kurdistan region."

    The statement added, "The two sides discussed resolving the issue of the nomination for the three presidencies in a manner to ensure creating a government of national unity with a program capable of addressing the problems in the country after a series of crises, indicating that the two sides had agreed on the seriousness of the current situation and the need to get out of the crisis in a manner to ensure the interests of citizens and focused effort on terrorists ".


  8. #8

    Muttahidoon coalition: We will take assurances from the National Alliance to change t

    Muttahidoon coalition: We will take assurances from the National Alliance to change the status quo

    25/06/2014 10:41:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / A leader of the Muttahidoon coalition, Ahmed al-Mesari called for the National Alliance to guarantee change the status quo.

    In a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /, he expressed hope that the visit of U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry expedites the formation of the next government, through urging the National Alliance to provide the candidate for prime minister as soon as possible, with the exception of the current Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

    He pointed out that the Muttahidoon coalition agreed on Osama al-Nujaifi as its candidate for the Speaker of the next parliament.

    He continued: "We want a complete reform for the political process and address the current situation, and change the person of the prime minister and practical approach of the prime minister."

    The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Baghdad yesterday and met with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and Parliament Speaker Osama al-Nujaifi, and other officials, then met in Erbil yesterday, with Massoud Barzani, President of Kurdistan and the Kurdish leaders.

    Kerry confirmed, during his meeting with Massoud Barzani, "The biggest challenge for Iraqis now is to form a new government that includes all factions and minorities", praising at the same time, the role of the Peshmerga forces in the fight against ISIS.

    He believed that "it is necessary that Iraq emerges from this crisis as soon as possible" and expressed his country's readiness to help the political process and the formation of a broad government includes all the components of Iraq. "


  9. #9

    Iraq's prime minister says he will not be the formation of a national salvation gover

    June 25, 2014

    Iraq's prime minister says he will not be the formation of a national salvation government and alludes to his commitment to continue his quest to stay at the head of the government for a third term

    BAGHDAD (AFP) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki Wednesday rejected by the formation of a national salvation government at a time when the country is witnessing a major offensive to armed extremists, alluding to his commitment to continue his quest to stay at the head of the government for a third term.

    Maliki said in his weekly "not serious hidden targets to form a national salvation government, as they call it an attempt by the rebels to the Constitution to eliminate the fledgling democratic experiment and the confiscation of the views of the voters."

    And exposed the prime minister, who has ruled the country since 2006, to widespread criticism and faces charges of marginalizing the Sunnis and the monopoly of rule by his political opponents, who are demanding the "National Alliance" the largest coalition of Shiite parties, the nomination of another politician for prime minister.

    But al-Maliki insists on eligibility in the formation of the next government on the grounds that the bloc led won the largest number of seats in parliament compared to the regulations other in elections in April last year, noting that the statute in 2010, did not get the largest number of votes, but he served as prime minister for four years at the time.

    Waging militants organization "Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant" and regulations Sunni extremist another attack since more than two weeks took control in which large areas in the north of Iraq and the west and east, including major cities such as Mosul (350 km) north of Baghdad, Tikrit (160 km north of Baghdad).

    He said the organization "Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant," the most powerful radical Islamic groups fighting in Iraq and Syria, its intention to crawl toward Baghdad and the provinces of Karbala and Najaf, both of which have Shiite shrines.

    Al-Maliki announced today that government forces "were able to open the roads connecting bin provinces and the liberalization of the cities and the process is ongoing to liberate all the cities," he said, adding, "We are confident that our armed forces are not able to achieve such great achievements without the support of reference," the Shiite holy city of Najaf.


  10. #10

    Eight fail to convene a meeting of the state law by refusing to Maliki's nomination f

    Eight fail to convene a meeting of the state law by refusing to Maliki's nomination for a third term
    BAGHDAD - Iraq Press -25 June: Committee announced the eight problem within the National Alliance, on Wednesday, for the failure to hold a meeting to nominate a candidate of the next government, because of the insistence of a coalition of state law on the nomination of Nuri al-Maliki for a third term.

    A member of the Committee for Prince Kanani / Iraq Press / that "the insistence of state law to nominate current Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki for a third time as prime minister foiled
    meeting, on Tuesday evening."

    Kanani said that "the Committee informed the coalition of state law by refusing to Maliki's nomination, and that it had to provide another candidate, but the representative of the coalition in the Commission rejected this option, Maady failure to hold the meeting, which was intended to discuss the names of candidates for the presidency of the next Iraqi government."


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