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    " The Dinar Daily ", Wednesday, 2 July 2014

    It is EVICT MALIKI DAY + SIXTY THREE (63) or " E - M DAY + 63 "

    JUST STARTED POSTING

    PREVIOUSLY AND CONTINUING

    "..... 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.

    [* a 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 [ * HAS ] begin [ * BEGUN ] 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. "

    Citizen Coalition: National Alliance did not discuss formally so far any candidate to lead the next government

    26/06/2014 09:22:00

    The recent period has witnessed a number of statements to many MPs about the nomination of a number of personalities to fill the post of Prime Minister, among them (Adel Abdul-Mahdi, Ahmed Chalabi, in addition to State of Law's candidate, the current Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

    http://www.ninanews.com/english/News...ar95_VQ=HFEHME

    and

    Turfi: INA's nominee for PM Post to satisfy all sides

    Thursday, 26 June 2014 11:14

    Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Habib al-Turfi, of the Citizen bloc, stated that the nominee of the Iraqi National Alliance for the Prime Minister Post will satisfy all sides.

    He stated to AIN "The next Prime Minister that will be from the INA will be elected by all the sides of INA and will satisfy all the political sides."

    http://www.alliraqnews.com/en/index....sfy-all-sides-

    and

    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."

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

    Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 13:03

    Political analyst: to agree on the three presidencies may take four months

    Baghdad / Baghdad confirmed .. News political analyst, said Tuesday that the agreement on the three presidencies could take four months or more.

    Political analyst, said Rahim al-Shammari told / Baghdadi News /, said, "This session is limited to the performance of the constitutional right only," noting that "differences too violent and long-term, it is possible to take on positions of sovereign agreements for four months or more."

    And on the non-attendance list, Iyad Allawi, to the meeting, said that "the meeting was two days ago between Allawi and al-Jaafari to agree to attend the meeting," adding, "But Allawi refused to be chairman of the parliament for the year and the prime minister of the Shiites and the presidency of the Kurds, and this is the reason for not attending the hearing today." .

    And cross-Shammari "expressed hope that the current parliament alters the current circumstances, and that the election is estimated to reach his people to the parliament."

    The Iraqi parliament has held its team on Tuesday in the presence of 255 deputies were sworn in, but these adjourned for the failure of the political blocs to agree on the chair of the Parliament and to the republic for the next week while the agreement provides

    http://translate.googleusercontent.c...21nCGHpBrIR3_g

    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.

    Urgent .. Federal Court ratified the call candidates [Jubouri and Aldhlki]

    Wednesday, June 26, 2014 12:20

    [Baghdad - where]
    The Federal Supreme Court ratified the names of candidates for the [Diyala identity] [Salim al] and [Raad Aldhlki].
    A spokesman for the Supreme Judicial Authority Abdul Sattar Bayrakdar told all of Iraq [where] on Thursday that "the court has ratified today the names of the candidates [Jubouri and Aldhlki after resolving lawsuits filed against them and Nbarothma of the charges followed ..
    http://translate.googleusercontent.c...chW-a1wAz23wkw

    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.

    http://gulfanalysis.wordpress.com/20...ection-result/

    and / BUT

    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 ".

    and

    Conflict between the «Union} and« united} for the post of parliament speaker



    Sun Jun 29 2014 08:26 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Baghdad - delegates morning
    Surrounded the political scene, a kind of ambiguity and lack of clarity on the nomination of the three presidencies, or on the outcome of the first session of parliament. According to what he called political speeches in the "morning", while the back of struggle to acquire the position of Speaker of the House between blocs of Uniting for Reform and the National Union of Forces. He ruled out the members of the National Alliance "political blocs to reach an agreement on the three presidencies in such a short time, and argued that political differences have prevented it," stressing that "the first session of parliament will be more like a b (protocol) and take the oath of the deputies is not possible to label the three presidencies, during which . "revealed the Kurdistan Alliance coalition for not resolving the president to nominate a candidate, stressing the presence of the Kurdistan Alliance for the first session of parliament for the constitutional oath." He pointed out that the formation of the government and the selection of the three presidencies preceded by negotiations sharp, deep and long, "but he was counting" the first session of the next parliament excellent step forward towards a peaceful solution to the crisis through which Iraq. "And appeared struggle for the post of Speaker of the House of the Federation of the national forces and mass united , said member bloc Qassim Fahdawi's (Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network): This position will be exclusively entitlement mass, indicating that the size of the block are united for reform is not empowered to keep the job for a second session in a reference to Osama al.
    Extensive details ....


    Distributed parliamentary blocs between sphincter to hold the first session of the Parliament and other forced to announce its presence, especially that called a few days ago to wait to be held grounds that the security situation as well as calling for the formation of the government rescue, and while calling Supreme religious authority to the need to label the three presidencies before entering the session, but the differences between the blocks still prevail scene and prevent speeding by agreeing to identify people to fill the positions of these presidencies, in the midst of the proposed expert legal recourse to the election of the Presidency of the Parliament temporary in this session until agreement blocks on the particular form of the image of the next government to avoid conflict with timings constitutional.
    He described the political talk in the "morning" scene that is still not clear whether on the nomination of the three presidencies, or on the outcome of the first session of parliament. He ruled out by state law, Abbas al-Bayati, "the political blocs to agree on the three presidencies in such a short time, noting that political differences have prevented it," stressing that "the first session of parliament will be more like a b (protocol) and take the oath of the deputies is not possible to label the three presidencies which. "
    Wade Bayati be naming the three presidencies basket and one we can not agree on a head without presidencies remaining, noting that the Kurds must submit their candidates without delay in this because naming the President and the Speaker of Parliament governed frames, unconstitutional and must be observed either naming the prime minister it is possible that at the time of the most up to two months.
    And revealed a member of the Kurdistan Alliance, pro-Tayeb for not resolving the coalition to nominate a candidate the president, stressing the presence of the Kurdistan Alliance for the parliament session to perform the oath. "Said committee member Kurdish High to negotiate with Baghdad, Yassin Hassan Mohamed," I do not think that resolving the issue of the three presidencies will be so fast or easy, because the formation of the government and the selection of the three presidencies preceded by negotiations sharp, deep and long, "but he was counting" the first session of the next parliament excellent step forward towards a peaceful solution to the crisis through which Iraq. "and considered that" the formation of the next government not easy, as follows upon many things, pointing out that the Commission presented its program for the Office of the Presidency region that manages the files of this committee to unify visions about the conduct of negotiations with Baghdad, will also offer this program on the Supreme Council of the parties in Kurdistan for approval and then begin to negotiate when the time is right. "said member bloc citizen Hamid vegetative to "call the presidency to start the first session, coupled with calls of reference, which demanded that consistent political blocs to nominate the three presidencies, noting that things so far are not clear and there was no agreement on the label," and called on "all political blocs to adopt a balanced solution contributes to building a state in which all Iraqis live safely Taatkdmanm the country's interests supreme, "stressing" the need to unite Iraqis against terrorism through the success of the first session of parliament. "
    And re-member state law, Ihsan al-Awadi to mind, "said his bloc presented its candidate and is waiting for the candidates of the other blocs within the National Alliance", warning that "any agreement on this is still under study and preparation," he said, adding that "the parliament session is supposed to include a label Chairman of the Board Representatives and his deputies, while still political blocs jeopardize their designations for the three presidencies to study the political reality imposed by the security landscape as well as regional political repercussions. " He stressed "the need to unite efforts for Iraq and the elimination of terrorist gangs, one of the most important reasons of political stability so it was on all politicians now presence in Parliament Square and unite against terrorism."

    There were conflicting claims was elected chairman of the House of Representatives as the bloc said the National Union of Forces that this position will be the maturity of the block exclusively, noting that the size of the block are united for reform is not empowered to keep the job for a second session in a reference to Osama al. A member of the Union Block Qassim Fahdawi for "Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network," "The continuous meetings being held between the political blocs affiliated to the Federation of national powers to agree on a single candidate for the presidency of the Council of Representatives on the grounds that the position of the maturity of the block according to Mahakgueth of the results of an election." Fahdawi explained that "modern mass united for that position is contrary to the maturity of the election results, which do not give them the right to get the job," adding that "united bloc that wanted the job search file, it should be discussed with the bloc." The bloc said that the only candidate for the presidency of the parliament is Salim al. The bloc includes the National Union of Forces of more than 43 MPs from different political blocs, notably the Arab solution and Diyala identity and number of blocs are united under the leadership of Osama Najafi and the National led by Iyad Allawi, formed after the announcement of election results.
    The presidency has called on the new parliament to hold its first session next Tuesday and will be chaired by MP for the coalition of Iraq older Mehdi al-Hafez, according to the Electoral Commission. While demanded the Supreme religious authority on the tongue Matmayora Sheikh Abdul Mahdi al-Karbalai during a sermon last Friday .. the need to label the three presidencies before entering the session and foil devious schemes to divide Iraq.
    In a positive attitude declared leader of the Rafidain Christian Imad Youkhana that "the list is determined to attend the session, calling for political blocs to respect the timings of the constitutional form the next government, it is necessary to attend both the House of Representatives to complete the quorum due to the seriousness of the current stage and the security and political challenges faced by the country." He pointed out that all the political blocs claim now finding signs of real class to organize national and emphasize the idea of solidarity for the unity of Iraq away from the partisan and sectarian Altakndqat which is invested by foreign agendas in their quest to weaken the country. "
    It is assumed that the first session will be devoted to the selection of the Speaker and his deputies and the President of the Republic, which in turn will cost the candidate of the parliamentary majority to form the next government.
    In the midst of this proposed legal expert Tareq Harb election of the President of the House of Representatives and two deputies on a temporary basis in case of independent political blocs have not agreed prior to the first session of parliament to nominate the three presidencies.
    He said in a press release "in order to facilitate parliamentary work and pay the parliamentary blocs towards speed up the formation of the three presidencies, we suggest elect a speaker and two deputies on a temporary basis from the independents who do not follow the parliamentary blocs large represented in parliament or members of small blocks represented by three deputies only to be possible replaced easily when the agreement on the formation of large blocs of political power in the absence of new bring them to resign or when the agreement on the formation of these blocks that power through the parliamentary majority, which you can pass these blocks of candidates for the three presidencies and ministries. "


    Read more: http://translate.googleusercontent.c...#ixzz3609bFXj8

    and

    *** 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. ***

    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 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).

    and

    A parliamentary source: Salim al-Jobouri as Speaker, Hummam and Sadoun his two deputies [/SIZE] [/COLOR]

    30/06/2014 10:25:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / A parliamentary source within the political negotiators to choose the Presidency of the Council of Representatives, said that there is a near agreement on choosing presidency of the Council and vote on it at the coming meeting on Tuesday.

    The source told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "it was agreed on choosing the Presidency of the Council of Representatives of the third term , and the candidate for the Speaker is Salim al-Jobouri ,Head of the Human Rights Commission in the former House of Representatives".

    He added, "It has been agreed on choosing, MP of the National Alliance, Hummam Hamoudi, first deputy speaker, and the Kurdistan Alliance MP, Mohsen al-Sadoun, the Second deputy."

    The source explained that the candidates of the Presidency of the Council of Representatives will be shown for a vote in the first session of the Council to be held on Tuesday.

    http://www.ninanews.com/english/News...ar95_VQ=HFFEIF

    * Jabouri is Sunni, Hamoudi a Shia and Sadoun a Kurd *

    and TODAY :

    Postpone the first session of parliament to present the eighth of July









    01-07-2014 01:00 PM

    Baghdad (news) .. decided to head the first session of the Iraqi parliament Mehdi al-Hafez, to postpone the hearing until Tuesday day on the eighth of July present.

    A parliamentary source said (of the Agency news): The number of deputies who attended the session of 255 deputies, Hafiz and announced a quorum for the session.

    He added that the meeting witnessed verbal altercations between MPs coalition rule of law and Kurdistan, who withdrew with a coalition united after the adjournment of half an hour, which led to a lack of quorum., Has been postponed to next Tuesday.

    The meeting witnessed the swearing in Arabic and Kurdish.
    http://translate.googleusercontent.c...t0nR1J_YWlBVqQ

    * LINKS HAVE BEEN " LOST " OVER TIME IN THE REPEATED CUTTING / PASTING OF THESE ARTICLE BUT ARE AVAILABLE UPON DEMAND * ***
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    Currency Auctions

    Currency Auctions

    Announcement No. (2711)

    The latest daily currency auction was held in the Central Bank of Iraq on the 01-07-2014The Port on 02-07-2014 results were as follows:

    Details Notes
    Number of banks 14
    Auction price selling dinar / US$ 1166
    Auction price buying dinar / US$ -----
    Amount sold at auction price (US$) 229,795,000
    Amount purchased at Auction price (US$) -----
    Total offers for buying (US$) 229,795,000
    Total offers for selling (US$) -----

    Announcement No. (2712)

    The latest daily currency auction was held in the Central Bank of Iraq on the 02-07-2014 results were as follows:

    Details Notes
    Number of banks 15
    Auction price selling dinar / US$ 1166
    Auction price buying dinar / US$ -----
    Amount sold at auction price (US$) 189,441,000
    Amount purchased at Auction price (US$) -----
    Total offers for buying (US$) 189,441,000
    Total offers for selling (US$) -----

    Exchange rates ( 1,217 Market Rate )

    http://www.cbi.iq/index.php?pid=CurrencyAuctions and http://www.cbi.iq/documents/CBI_FORE...E_AUCTIONS.pdf

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    President Barzani: Kurdistan Independence Referendum in Months

    President Barzani: Kurdistan Independence Referendum in Months
    By RUDAW


    Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani speaking to the BBC.


    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – A referendum to decide on independence for the autonomous Kurdistan Region in northern Iraq “is a question of months,” Kurdish President Massoud Barzani told the BBC in an interview.



    “I cannot fix a date right now but it’s a question of months,” Barzani said about a referendum, adding it was up to the Kurdish parliament to decide on the date.



    “I have said many times that independence is a natural right of the people of Kurdistan. All these developments (in Iraq) reaffirm that, and from now on we will not hide that the goal of Kurdistan is independence,” he told the BBC.



    His words came as MPs in Baghdad opened the new session of parliament on time on Tuesday, following elections that preceded the current turmoil. But it remained in session only until the Kurdish and Sunni blocs walked out, after the Shiites failed to come up with any name to replace Nouri al-Maliki as prime minister.



    Maliki, who squeezed himself into a second term and looks determined to shoehorn himself into a third, appears amazingly out of touch, as Iraq falls apart before a cocktail of bulldozing forces that include Sunni jihadis, an al-Qaeda offshoot and loyalists of Saddam Hussein’s ousted military.



    Riding on the crest of a Sunni insurgency they ignited, within weeks the insurgents have crushed the Iraqi army and taken control of large sweeps of territory, including the second-largest city, Mosul, and Anbar province, the largest.



    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), an al-Qaeda offshoot fighting in both countries, has declared an Islamic State from Aleppo in Syria to Diyala in Iraq.



    Barzani’s words confirmed that the division of Iraq is no longer a fear: it is happening.



    "Iraq is effectively partitioned now; should we stay in this tragic situation that Iraq is living?” Barzani told the BBC. “Of course, we are all with our Arab and Sunni brothers together in this crisis, but that doesn’t mean that we will abandon our goal,” he said.



    “The latest events have established that this is the solution. We can’t go back to the previous situation. We can’t experiment with our fate for another 10 years. We can’t remain hostages to an unknown future,” Barzani added.



    Meanwhile, the United Nations reported that the death toll for June, in all of Iraq except Anbar province, was 2,417 people, three times more than the 799 killed in May, before the insurgents began their advance. Most of those killed in June – 1,500 – were civilians.



    After Iraqi troops collapsed and retreated from the north in face of the jihadi-led advance, Kurdish Peshmerga forces moved into the oil-rich city of Kirkuk -- which the Kurds have always seen as the capital of a future homeland -- and into other disputed areas in the provinces of Nineveh and Diyala.



    The three province Kurdistan Region – Erbil, Sulaimani and Duhok -- achieved autonomy from Iraq effectively in 2003.



    Iraq’s five million Kurds, who suffered what is internationally being recognized as genocide under Saddam Hussein, have long yearned for an independent homeland. Until now, that dream has been opposed not only by neighboring Iran, Turkey and Syria – each with millions of minority Kurds – but by the United States as well.



    The US has sent in 200 troops to secure its embassy in Baghdad, the largest in the world. But with the West unwilling to step in militarily to help Maliki, the prime minister has turned to Iran, Syria and Russia, which are reportedly providing arms troops and advisors.



    Barzani said that an independent Kurdistan would be a threat to no one: “We will have the best of relations with all the neighbors and we will not be a threat to anyone at all, I’m sure.”

    http://rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/01072014

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    Kirkuk’s Kurds Don’t Trust Baghdad

    Kirkuk’s Kurds Don’t Trust Baghdad
    By RUDAW


    Kurdish Peshmerga forces guarding checkpoint on the main road between Kirkuk and Tikrit.


    KIRKUK, Kurdistan Region — Kurdish MPs and residents in Iraq’s most hotly contested province say they don’t trust Baghdad and have little interest in political dealings in the capital.



    Kurdish and Sunni Arab MPs walked out of Parliament’s first session on Tuesday after Shiite MPs failed to name a candidate for prime minister. Embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who has served for eight years, is facing massive opposition to re-election as Sunni extremists and Iraqi Sunni tribes gain control of large swaths of land and Kurds threaten to secede.



    Sirwan Rahman, an MP from Kirkuk, expressed anger over Baghdad’s decision six months ago to cut funds to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) — effectively cutting off the region’s main source of income.



    He said Kurdish MPs from the ethnically mixed province of Kirkuk “don’t need to sit in Baghdad” and believes a new prime minister won’t make a difference for the Kurds.



    "Maliki rules autonomously,” he said. “Whomever comes to power will be authoritarian and anyone who succeeds Maliki would be like him; it’s the same policy. Maliki is guarded about what he’s doing; it’s the policy of the Arabs and this is how Arab policies are (towards Kurds),” he said.



    Kurdish forces moved swiftly into Kirkuk to fill a security vacuum left by the retreating Iraqi army who lost battles to Sunni militias last month. Kurdish leaders are unanimously rejecting the demand that Peshmerga forces to withdraw from what they call "newly liberated Kurdish territories."



    Article 140 of the Iraqi constitution details a series of steps to resolve areas of dispute between the Kurds and Baghdad — most notably oil-rich Kirkuk — via a referendum that would determine whether the areas will join the Kurdistan Regional Government or be governed by Baghdad. But the referendum has never been held, angering Kurds who have accused Baghdad of dragging its feet on the issue.



    Massoud Barzani, the president of the Kurdistan Region, has called for the United Nations to help hold a referendum on Kirkuk.



    "The new reality (of Peshmarga capturing Kirkuk) resolved the territorial issues for us,” said Shakhwan Abdulla a newly elected MP for the Iraqi parliament. “Now there’s just the issue of the referendum over the fate of such areas."



    Many Kurds in Kirkuk also don’t trust Baghdad.



    "I think going to Baghdad to take part in the next Iraqi government is a big mistake,” said Hassan Jumaa, a writer from Kirkuk. “We shouldn’t forget that they’ve long been a wolf that has constantly attacked us. Now their teeth are broken.”

    http://rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/020720141

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    [R]egional parliament Thursday to demand to set a date for a referendum

    * Courtesy of Millionday *

    Intends to Kurdistan leader Massoud Barzani to attend a regional parliament Thursday to demand to set a date for a referendum on self-determination of the Kurdish areas outside the region, including Kirkuk. According to Kurdish source familiar. source said in a press statement on Tuesday that "Barzani will address in his speech during a session in the regional parliament the situation in the Kurdish areas outside to manage the region, "adding that" he will ask Parliament to set a date for a referendum on self-determination of those areas and re-annex the territory of Kurdistan.

    " source described the word Barzani as "historic," adding that "he also will consider the overall situation in Iraq." The head of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, has said in a press statement today that "the province will hold a referendum on independence, as well as on Kirkuk within the next few months because Iraq is living the reality of the division and that is what happened recently shows that it is the right of the Kurdish independence", pointing out that he "can not to remain dependent on the region for an unknown future. "

    http://www.radionawa.com/arabic/drej...re=17018&Jor=2

    and

    Kurdish source: Barzani calls for Kurdistan Parliament to determine a date for independence referendum

    Dated: July 2, 2014

    Erbil / Iraq News Network - intends to Kurdistan leader Massoud Barzani to attend a regional parliament Thursday to demand to set a date for a referendum on self-determination of the Kurdish areas outside the region, including Kirkuk. According to Kurdish source familiar. Source said in a press statement today: "The Barzani will address in Speaking during a session of the regional parliament, the situation in the Kurdish areas outside the management of the region, "adding that" he will ask Parliament to set a date for a referendum on self-determination of those areas and re-annex the territory of Kurdistan. "source described the word Barzani as" historic, "adding that he" will address also the overall situation in Iraq. "He was the President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani, has said in a press statement today that" the province will hold a referendum on independence, as well as on Kirkuk within the next few months because Iraq is living the reality of the division and that is what happened recently shows that it is the right of the Kurdish independence, " pointing out that he "can not remain the province depends on the unknown future." was Barzani has said earlier after the events of Mosul and control forces Albicherkh entirely on the province of Kirkuk, said that "Article [140] of the Constitution of the disputed areas has been completed for a response and will not talk about it anymore and I have patience 10 years to solve the problem of these areas, and the federal government did not provide any solutions, and after the withdrawal of government forces from these areas entered the Peshmerga forces to protect them. "He said Barzani, in a surprise visit to him to Kirkuk on Thursday, his first after the control of forces Peshmerga fully maintain "send more Peshmerga forces into Kurdish areas, including Kirkuk, to protect them from the terrorists and what we wanted for the city and its people have come to him if, forcing it'll bring all our forces to maintain them and all their components, and if necessary I will take up arms myself to defend Kirkuk and its people" . said.

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  6. #6

    Mahma Khalil: people of Kirkuk and areas covered by Article 140 asked the provincial

    Mahma Khalil: people of Kirkuk and areas covered by Article 140 asked the provincial government to protect them from ISIS

    02/07/2014 10:16:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / The former MP, from the Kurdistan Alliance, Mahma Khalil denied accusations that Kurdistan grabbed and controlled Kirkuk, describing them as "false accusations."

    Khalil said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "The Kurdish Peshmerga forces had existed since 2006 up to ISIS's control on Mosul, and Peshmerga did not take over Kirkuk, but entered it to fill the security vacuum after the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from the city."

    He added: "The people of Kirkuk and the rest of the areas covered by Article 140 asked the provincial government to protect them from terrorist gangs of ISIS."

    The head of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani visited Kirkuk on last Thursday to inspect the Peshmerga forces, which entered it after the withdrawal of the army from them.

    He announced at a press conference with British Foreign Secretary William Hague in Arbil, on Friday, that Article 140 of the Constitution became achieved after the entering of the Peshmerga forces to the disputed areas.

    http://www.ninanews.com/english/News...ar95_VQ=HFFHME

  7. #7

    Orthodox Archbishop in Mosul condemns ISIS's occupation to churches and demand intern

    Orthodox Archbishop in Mosul condemns ISIS's occupation to churches and demand international organizations to work to get them out

    01/07/2014 10:12:00

    Mosul / NINA / The Orthodox Archbishop of Mosul, Paulos Rahho Ishu condemned the ISIS's occupation to the churches of Mosul and raising their flags on them.

    Rahho called international organizations and human rights organizations to condemn this work, and to work hard to get the elements of ISIS out of the churches and dawn their flags from the churches.

    Its mentioned that elements from ISIS stormed a number of churches in Mosul and took them headquarters and raised their black flags on them.

    http://www.ninanews.com/english/News...ar95_VQ=HFFGEF

  8. #8

    Parliament without a president until next Tuesday, deputies sworn in

    Parliament without a president until next Tuesday, deputies sworn in

    BAGHDAD / long-Presse

    Raise the head of the House of Representatives older Mehdi al-Hafez, on Tuesday, the first session of the third parliamentary session one week, in a session was not without heated debates and to the extent of recriminations, and session witnessed the swearing of 255 deputies.

    Said Mehdi al-Hafez after listening to the proposals of MPs on Parliament's first meeting of the electoral cycle the third and followed up (range Press), he "decided to raise the first session of the eighth month of July present, the lack of quorum" means the granting of parliamentary blocs weeks to agree on the candidates of the three presidencies.

    He revealed a parliamentary source, "The deputies of the Kurdistan Alliance and a coalition united under the leadership of House Speaker Osama Najafi withdrew from the first session of parliament of the electoral cycle third after verbal argument that took place between the MP for the coalition of state law, Kazem Sayadi and deputies from the Kurdistan Alliance against the backdrop of claim MP Najiba Najib regardless salaries the staff of the Kurdistan region. "
    added the source, who asked not to be named, said: "The withdrawal of Representatives effect in the Quorum of the session."

    the source reported that "an altercation occurred during the meeting between the MP for the coalition of state law Kazem Sayadi and Vice Kurdistan Alliance against the backdrop of claim MP Coalition Najeebeh Najib regardless salaries Kurdistan region have been stalled since last February. "

    added the source, who asked not to be named, said: "Sayadi called the Kurdistan region not to encroach upon the Constitution," noting that "the number of deputies intervened to settle the quarrel."

    and give head House of Representatives older Mehdi al-Hafez, after swearing constitutional for circulation to members of the new deputies during the meeting and said that "in front of members of the House of Representatives new half-hour to agree on the designation of the Speaker and his two deputies."

    and led 255 members of the House of Representatives neo-'s 328 deputies, who attended the first meeting of the third session of the Iraqi parliament, which was held yesterday, sworn behind House Speaker older Mehdi al-Hafez, as echoed by the House of Representatives Kurds oath in Kurdish behind MP Ala Talabani. This comes at a time alliance announced national forces, the presence to the parliament session was limited to the performance section only, and among that he would not submit its candidate for the presidency of the parliament only after the submission of the National Alliance candidate for prime minister a substitute for al-Maliki, called for a cease-fire to isolate (Daash) for civilians and clans.

    said a member of the Alliance of the national forces Dhafir al-Ani in a press conference for members of the coalition in the parliament building and attended (range Press), "The presence of members of the coalition was limited to the performance section and then leave the issue of agreeing on the three positions in another session until the agreed upon," noting that "the previous stage was filled with mistakes and go to a new stage end errors and marginalization. "

    Ani added that "our goal of change needs to be a distinction between the work of the organization Daash and legitimate protests," pointing out that "coalition forces calling for a cease-fire to isolate (Daash) for civilians and clans."

    For his part, the top leader Union and former parliament speaker Osama al-Nujaifi "to be a new policy for the next prime minister believes in the rights of the people and the balance and believe in a political solution."

    added Najafi, "the National Alliance to provide an alternative candidate for the current Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and we will offer a candidate for the presidency of the parliament," following "will offer a candidate for the presidency of the parliament only after the submission of the National Alliance candidate for prime minister as the biggest bloc should accelerate in the naming of their candidate. "

    The head of the House of Representatives older Mehdi al-Hafez raise, on Tuesday, the first session of the parliamentary session third one week, for lack of a quorum, while attributing the origin of Parliament is due to the withdrawal of the Congress coalition of the Kurdistan Alliance and a coalition united under the leadership of former House Speaker Osama Najafi.

    was the United States expressed a few hours before the meeting expressed the hope Ptousel Iraqi leaders during a session of the House of Representatives to be held on Tuesday agreed to three presidential positions, but pointed out that the Iraqi leaders "pledged", the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to "go quickly to form a government."

    http://www.almadapaper.net/ar/news/4...وا

  9. #9

    US sends 300 more troops to Iraq

    US sends 300 more troops to Iraq

    Wednesday, 02 July 2014 10:26

    Baghdad (AIN) -The United States is ramping up its military presence in Iraq, deploying around 300 additional troops as well as helicopters and drone aircraft in response security concerns in Baghdad, officials said on Monday.

    The decision announced by the Pentagon puts U.S. military personnel in a security role at Baghdad International Airport in the face of advances by an al Qaeda splinter group, three years after America's military withdrawal.

    As speculation swirls about whether President Barack Obama might authorize U.S. air strikes, a U.S. defense official said the moves were primarily focused protection of American personnel in Iraq, including civilians.

    "This is not about (preparations) toward air strikes," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

    The Pentagon said about 200 forces arrived on Sunday in Iraq to reinforce security at the U.S. embassy, its support facilities and Baghdad International Airport.

    Another 100 personnel arrived in Iraq and many would be stationed at the airport, the official said.

    "I think there's an appropriate level of concern about the airport," the official said, noting it was a vital transportation hub.

    The Pentagon said a small number of helicopters and drone aircraft were also being deployed to Iraq.

    http://www.alliraqnews.com/en/index....troops-to-iraq

  10. #10

    Maliki in his weekly: Article 140 of the Constitution did not end and the military fo

    Maliki in his weekly: Article 140 of the Constitution did not end and the military forces will return to their

    Dated: July 2, 2014

    Baghdad / Iraq News Network - praised Iraqi Prime Minister outgoing Nuri al-Maliki, Wednesday, the first meeting which held yesterday, the new parliament, despite what he called the weakness in the resolution naming the post of President of the Council and his two deputies. Maliki said in his weekly televised today: "What happened yesterday in the first session was good and there was a bet not to be held, and this is a positive in itself, although there twice what we had hoped for at the selection of the President of the Council and his two deputies. "He Maliki said that" We will overcome the issue of the selection of the three presidencies through the adoption of the realism of entitlement, and mechanisms based on the foundations democracy. "and warned Prime Minister outgoing Nuri al-Maliki, all countries of the world and Iraq, which was announced to organize" Daash "created" Caliphate State ", describing the security forces, it is the leaders of the" roll back "the organization and to stop his plans and that" I extend sincere thanks to those who stood and fought and still fighting and chasing terrorist organizations from the remnants of the Baath Party and al-Qaeda and Daash which turned into a caliphate state. "and added that he" can not imagine a part of Iraq or the state Abiedh them (Declaration of State succession), "but he also said," We will confront them and prevent their plans. "and said al-Maliki, that announcement of succession "Daash" as a message to countries in the region that you will become as in the red circle, and among that there volunteers from Anbar, Salahuddin and Mosul to fight against the "Daash", and pointed out that Article 140 of the Constitution did not end as head of the Kurdistan region: "There is an attack fierce want to eliminate the gains achieved, and that the battle today is a battle to protect Iraq's unity and ground. "Maliki said that" declaration of HISTORY to organize Daash as a message to countries in the region that you will become as in the red circle. "and continued that" the fatwa reference to gather the ingredients and not to a certain range, and there are volunteers of Anbar, Salahuddin and Mosul to fight against al Daash, "noting that he" was formed Directorate crowd popular to accommodate volunteers who answered a call to the reference and the country which is responsible for arming and mobilize volunteers, "asserting that" volunteering is just across the Directorate crowd popular. "Maliki has demanded" actors involved in the provision of services and the containment of people displaced by the acts of Daash. "and praised" the media that talked patriotism and shouldered its responsibility towards the nation. "with Maliki confirmed that" it is not the right of any one to exploit the conditions experienced by the country, transit to the Constitution, and Article 140 of the Constitution did not end He also told the President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani. "and added that" the behavior of the Kurdistan region in the recent events, it was not acceptable, especially since all the military forces will return to their positions after the end of the crisis, "warning" the Kurdish people of the seriousness of the idea of secession and self-determination. "and the opening session The first of the new parliament, which was held on Tuesday, Prime Minister al-Maliki, that "what happened in the parliament session is the weakness will be overcome in the next session through cooperation and openness," aggravating "the need to apply the constitutional mechanisms in the selection of the government and the parliament."

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