It is EVICT MALIKI DAY + SEVENTY - ONE (71) or " E - M DAY + 71 "
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.]
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
MP Abdul Salam al-Maliki: Prime Minister's constitutional entitlement to state law and will not accept the bid or the bargain of any party
Sat Jul 05 2014 02:23 | (Voice of Iraq)
A member of the House of Representatives for the coalition of state law, Abdul Salam al-Maliki, on Saturday that there are red lines we will not let them override the Constitution and the post of prime minister is a constitutional entitlement to state law and will not accept the bid or the bargain of any party.
Maliki said in a press statement to his press office, said that "our audience who put confidence in us has to reassure that we are not and will not let them down and will not affect us any pressure or bargaining internal or external, because our approach is clear: the Constitution either without the statements or questioning is the word of payoff on the say It would not be meaningful or influence in any way. "
He added that "the rule of law put Iraqis confidence in. It is during our confidence in the person Nuri al-Maliki to lead the stage, therefore, any arguments other outside of this framework, we will not allow it or talk it, because we are talking about the Constitution and the law voted by the Iraqi people and the oath right to respect either the policies of rooms closed and play on the ropes several that date back some of them, which was a cause in Iraq is reached by the style of dignifying for us and will not deal with him. "
Maliki called the parties that put their trust in outside parties to "respect the Iraqi people and its constitution and to not put her faith in the countries they know us they did not and will not stand with them if Macal people have spoken and they be just leaves burn and fade at the earliest opportunity," stressing that "the red lines and the first of the Constitution We will not allow them to override them or Bid under any names. "
Information Office of the Deputy for a coalition of state law
Generally, all are " waiting for the National Alliance to name its candidate, formally , to start negotiate with him. "
Resolving the positions of President and Speaker will be a few hours after the resolving the post of prime minister
BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the Kurdistan Alliance, Muhsin al-Sadoun confirmed that "The Council of Ministers is the backbone of the federal system in Iraq, so solving the positions of the President and the Parliament will be a few hours after naming the prime minister."
He believed in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that "Nuri al-Maliki's insistence on running for a third term would cause problems to the political blocs, on the grounds that we are all committed to peaceful transferring of power, according to the Constitution."
Sadoun added, "We want the change in the country in a peaceful and democratic way, not to use pressure tactics to others," calling the National Alliance to provide its candidate formally as soon as possible, so as other political blocs show their opinions , a move that must be followed by the political blocs to submit their candidates for the posts of the presidency and the parliament so as the National Alliance gives its opinion.
He explained that "Everyone is waiting for the National Alliance to submit its candidate for prime minister, in order to other political blocs show their positions and give their candidates in the light of the selection of the National Alliance," noting that " National Alliance should submit its candidate for prime minister formally as soon as possible "because time is running."
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, announced yesterday that he will not give up the nomination for the post of prime minister.
Citizen Coalition: National Alliance did not discuss formally so far any candidate to lead the next government
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.
A political source close to parliament said the Shiite National Alliance, which holds the most seats and includes Maliki’s Dawa Party, had agreed that Maliki would be their pick as prime minister; Salim al-Jibouri of the Sunni Arab National Accordance Front would be nominated parliament speaker; and former deputy prime minister Barham Salih as president. The Ministry of Interior was slated for Baqir Jabr Solagh from the Shiite Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq party.
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
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.
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 ".
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.
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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. "
Abbas al-Bayati: Salim al-Jobouri is the frontrunner for the presidency of the Council
BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the State of Law Coalition, Abbas al-Bayati said that Salim al-Jobouri is the frontrunner for the presidency of the Council of Representatives as he is accepted by most of the political blocs. ***
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that "Salim is accepted by Sunni blocs in addition to the National Alliance and other blocs."
He added, "The National Alliance was ready to elect him and to move the political process forward, but it seems that there are some backtracking by some political blocs for internal reasons, we hope to resolve them in the coming period."
Bayati said, "The first session of the House of Representatives was constitutional session and what happened of some verbal skirmish is natural because of the conditions in the country, but it ended."
He noted that "the failure of the House of Representatives to elect a president was due to the keenness of the political blocs to choose a consensus president , because he will represent all the blocs."
It is mentioned that Kurdistan Alliance and Muttahidoon blocs withdrew from the parliament session
*** THE KURDS DON'T LIKE HIM AND HE MAY BE THE SAME JUBOURI AGAINST WHOM SERIOUS CHARGES WERE ONLY RECENTLY RESOLVED SUCH THAT HIS ELIGIBILITY TO SERVE HAS BEEN RESOLVED AND RATIFIED BY THE FEDERAL COURT.
*** Kayani: Salim al ineligible to assume the post of parliament speaker
02 / 07 / 2014
Khandan - considered the Kurdish politician Mohammed Kayani, said Salim al is not a "qualified person to assume the position of Chairman of the Board of Representatives." explained Kayani, in a statement received "Khandan" a copy of it, that "Salim al is not the right person to assume the post of Speaker of Parliament, so as to Narath nationalism and his positions against the interests of the Kurdish people in all of the discussions in the House of Representatives on Kurdish issues. " Kayani said that "the positions of Jubouri Unfortunately reflect racism and lack of neutrality although he claims he belongs to the Islamic Party."
* NOTE : I SUFFER FROM THE SAME LACK OF TRUST OPERATIVE IN IRAQ. IF THE SLC IS IN FAVOR OF HIM THEN I DO NOT TRUST HIM.
*** 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).
A parliamentary source: Salim al-Jobouri as Speaker, Hummam and Sadoun his two deputies
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.
* Jabouri is Sunni, Hamoudi a Shia and Sadoun a Kurd *
[COLOR="#FF0000"]Citizens are united and are preparing to withdraw candidacy for the presidency of the parliament Najafi is a positive step and Kurdish rule out the formation of the government soon [/COLOR
Fri Jul 04 2014 23:36 | (Voice of Iraq)
Range / Baghdad
Announced bloc united for reform led by Osama Najafi, on Friday, that the withdrawal of the nomination of its leader from running for the presidency of the parliament as a goodwill gesture to accelerate the formation of the government, and as she noted that the nomination Salim al not yet been decided within the alliance national forces, ruled Kurdistan Alliance, said the withdrawal of Najafi to accelerate the formation of The government, because of the candidate through the rule of law Nuri al-Maliki, as promised to block the citizen that the withdrawal of Najafi message to others to take the initiative to withdraw the nomination. "
The MP said the bloc united, Ali Jassim Mutaiota, in an interview with the (term), "The basic purpose of the withdrawal of the nomination of Osama Najafi from the presidency of the Council of Representatives is a goodwill gesture to urge the political blocs to accelerate the formation of the next government to irreversible insecurity experienced by the country. "
Mutaiota added that "the nomination of Salim al-Presidency of the Council of Representatives has not yet been decided within the National Union of Forces because of not naming the National Alliance candidate for the post of the prime minister," pointing out that "the formation of the Iraqi government is subject to the interventions of international actors."
And continued a member bloc united to "stay on top of Najafi Parliament has become a nuisance to some parties of the National Alliance, which demanded the withdrawal of the nomination of linking Balngeevi Nuri al-Maliki," noting that "Najafi withdrew his candidacy as a goodwill gesture in return to withdraw the nomination of al-Maliki, the prime minister."
Mutaiota confirmed that "our candidate for the presidency of the parliament will be ready and Salim al is the front-runner," stressing that "no show reservations to block our candidate Fsnpadr to change it, and that's what we hope the other blocs implemented and work well."
For his part, said a member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan bloc MP Circo Mirza said that "the issue is larger than that be personal because Iraq is facing a serious deterioration in security."
He added in an interview with Mirza (range), that "the current situation needs to coordinate with each other to get out of the current crisis," calling on all of the leads his candidacy for "aggravating circumstances to withdraw and open the way for other candidates."
And between Mirza to "withdraw his candidacy Najafi is a positive attitude to his credit", ruling that "this leads to speed up the formation of a coalition government because state law still Mtzmka candidate through Nuri al-Maliki."
He noted a member bloc Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, "The problem has become within the Shiite House, which did not commanded him to choose one of its candidates compared to the Sunni component, which settled its candidate, as well as the Kurdish component."
In turn, the mass of a coalition of citizen, MP Hassan sari in an interview (range), "The position of Najafi and withdraw his candidacy from the post of chairman of the parliament, is a message to others to take the initiative to withdraw the nomination."
He said in effect that "Najafi position will facilitate the formation of the next government."
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Friday that he "will never give up on the run for the post of prime minister," stressing that "the coalition of the rule of law is the biggest bloc," and he rejects any conditions established political partners, because this will be the return of "dictatorship".
The head of the list are united Osama Najafi announced, on Thursday, for the withdrawal of his candidacy for the presidency of the parliament for a second session, stressing that the decision came "in response to the students, partners, and purely for excuses craving behind the chairs," and Maliki's insistence on the withdrawal of my candidacy versus leaving "the prime minister, in what was described request Maliki as "strange".
The Union of the national forces, which includes blocks Sunni several, announced (July 2, 2014), he resolved to choose candidates for the presidency of the parliament and the vice-presidents and the government in accordance with the principle of majority and the admissibility of the other blocks, while between it will not announce them until after the detection national and Kurdish coalitions for candidates for the positions of the sovereign and the mission, he stressed that he accepts any candidate for prime minister Nuri al-Maliki, with the exception of.
Uncovered a coalition of state law, led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, in (July 1, 2014), that the head of the united Osama Najafi rejected the nomination of MP Salim al for the post of Speaker of Parliament after blocs agree Sunni him, and confirmed his possession voices "enough" to vote on the President and the Speaker of Parliament , as pointed out that the National Alliance will present its candidate through a "constitutional period."
The National Alliance, failed (the thirtieth of June 2014), to choose a candidate to head the next government, and stressed the need for active participation in the first session of the parliament and the adoption of the agenda for the election of the Presidency of the Council, and coordination with other political blocs to choose a suitable figures are to "support everyone and representing all components of the Iraqi people. "
The Iraqi Council of Representatives to hold, in, (the first of July 2014 the current), the first meeting of the electoral cycle, the third headed by MP older, Mehdi al-Hafez, and the presence of 255 deputies and the Prime Minister outgoing Nuri al-Maliki, and former speaker of parliament, Osama al-Nujaifi, and Ambassadors and heads of diplomatic missions in Iraq, and the District of national coalition led by Iyad Allawi, without being able to elect a speaker and two deputies, what forced him to adjourn the meeting one week.
It is noteworthy that the Constitution required the President, at the invitation of the new parliament to convene within 15 days of the ratification of the election results, with the possibility to extend this invitation for once.
And ratified the Federal Supreme Court, on Monday (16 June 2014) on the results of the parliamentary elections that took place in (the thirtieth of April 2014).
Mashhadani vice president and Zobaie minister and speaker of parliament Jubouri
July 2, 2014
BAGHDAD - ((eighth day))
A senior source involved in the meetings of the Sunni blocs in Baghdad last night, said that "preliminary agreement has been on the nomination of a set of names for the positions allocated to the Sunni Arabs," which is expected to begin next week, the first understandings.
The source confirmed participant in his speech told ((eighth day)), one of the names nominated to assume a high position, "It was agreed almost unanimously that does not take Saleh al-Mutlaq Awasama Najafi state positions parliamentary or government in the current session and holding them responsible for all what happened to the Sunni Arabs and the provinces Almentvdh , "where participants carry Najafi and al-Mutlaq moral responsibility and legal persons of mass murder and displacement of families.
He gathered the opinion militants within the meeting ended to say, "The time has come for both the Athada respect before being taken out in a manner suitable for the size of what Artkpah toward the sons of the six provinces and districts Other pro in Basra, Dhi Qar, Muthanna and Qadisiyah and Babil, Wasit."
And saw the nomination meeting, Salim al, unanimously, to the presidency of the parliament at the meeting, which brought together leaders from around 9 main blocs and internalized it.
The conferees also voted on the nomination of Ahmed Talal Azwaiaa and electrodes for the post of Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Abdullah al-Jubouri, governor of Salahuddin province to the post of Minister of Defense and State and Azzedine Falah Zaidan to Riashalheiat independent allocated to the Union.
It was agreed on the nomination of Mahmoud al-Mashhadani, vice president with the insistence on the participation of the national coalition in the current session, and that takes office next Adnan al-Janabi, a coalition dedicated to national and Abdullah al-Yawar and Karim Shaalan for the national list for ministerial positions allocated to the national list .
The conferees tasked joint envoy attended the meeting and enjoyed a close relationship with al-Mutlaq and Najafi Thblaghma, that "the continued delivery of the year, however, things foreign intelligence situation must end". (AA)
United resolve confirms its candidate for presidency of the parliament session before Sunday and is expected to choose Jubouri that "front-runner" the job
Wed Jul 09 2014 18:55 | (Voice of Iraq)
long-Presse / Baghdad
The spokesman for the coalition united Dhafer al-Ani, said on Wednesday that the Union forces would be ready to choose its candidate for the presidency of the parliament before the session next Sunday, with the expected selection Salim al for the position because he is "the greatest luck," he called the other blocs to resolve their candidates before the next meeting.
Ani said in an interview with the (long-Presse), "We'll be ready to choose our candidates before the session next Sunday," noting that "the Union of Forces agreed during a meeting a few days ago that tends to vote if there is no consensus on the name of the candidate for the presidency of the parliament."
Ani predicted that "the MP Salim al-largest fortunate to support the Islamic Party and the mass of the solution to him," calling on other blocks to "agree on the rest of the presidencies before Sunday's session because we want to accomplish three positions in one basket."
The head of the House of Representatives older Mehdi al-Hafez decided, on Tuesday, to bring forward a meeting of Representatives scheduled to be held next month to the next Sunday, and stressed that the delay in forming the government presents Iraq "and his policy of democracy in danger", while calling on everyone to overcome the "differences", and accelerate the formation of the government and the consensus on the "nominations necessary."
Deputies had consoled Monday (July 7, 2014), the postponement of the parliamentary session until after the Eid al-Fitr, the lack of agreement of the political blocs on the candidates of the three presidencies, and while they carried a coalition of state law, the responsibility for adherence to assume its leader, Nouri al-Maliki as prime minister despite opposition blocs other in and outside of the National Alliance, promised Parliament that it may be violating the constitution twice.
The alliance of the Iraqi forces announced on Monday (July 7, 2014), "nominated four names" for the Presidency of the Council of Representatives, and among that "will hold a meeting today to choose its candidate," likely to "reap MP Salim al-majority of votes."
The alliance of the Iraqi forces confirmed on Monday (July 7, 2014), he "rejects" the third-term Prime Minister outgoing Nuri al-Maliki, called the National Alliance to "provide an alternative candidate" for al-Maliki, and as explained that he "would not provide the name of its candidate only in the framework agreement Final candidates on the three presidencies, "between it" will continue meeting to resolve the name of its candidate in the coming days. "
As he emphasized the Kurdistan Alliance, Sunday (July 6, 2014), he "would not provide a" candidate for the presidency in the case insisted the coalition of state law to nominate its leader, Nouri al-Maliki for prime minister, and as explained that he "did not want to repeat the experiment failed," between that "there is no justification "to convene a session of Parliament if they are not elected parliament and a key Republic.
The president of a coalition of state law, renewed last Friday, (the Fourth of July 2014 present), adherence to the nomination for a third term, amid worsening opposition to the majority of political forces Therefore, most notably the Sadrists, and a coalition of citizens, and the Kurdistan Alliance and the Sunni Arab blocs, as well as a coalition of national led by Iyad Allawi , so.
The head of the list are united Osama Najafi announced, in (July 3, 2014), the withdrawal of his candidacy for the presidency of the parliament for a second session, stressing that the decision came "in response to the students, partners, and purely for excuses craving behind the chairs," and Maliki's insistence on the withdrawal of my candidacy versus leaving "the prime minister, Maliki asked what was described as "strange".
The alliance of the national forces, which includes blocks Sunni several, announced (July 2, 2014), he resolved to choose candidates for the presidency of the parliament and the vice-presidents and the government in accordance with the principle of majority and the admissibility of the other blocks, while between it will not announce them until after the detection national and Kurdish coalitions for candidates for the positions of the sovereign and the mission, he stressed that he accepts any candidate for prime minister Nuri al-Maliki, with the exception of.
Uncovered a coalition of state law, led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, in (July 1, 2014), that the head of the united Osama Najafi rejected the nomination of MP Salim al for the post of Speaker of Parliament after blocs agree Sunni him, and confirmed his possession voices "enough" to vote on the President and the Speaker of Parliament , as pointed out that the National Alliance will present its candidate through a "constitutional period."
The National Alliance, failed (the thirtieth of June 2014), to choose a candidate to head the next government, and stressed the need for active participation in the first session of the parliament and the adoption of the agenda for the election of the Presidency of the Council, and coordination with other political blocs to choose a suitable figures are to "support everyone and representing all components of the Iraqi people.
* THE FOLLOWING EDITORIAL RECEIVED LITTLE OR NO COMMENT FROM ANYONE IN DINARLAND YESTERDAY. PERHAPS BECAUSE IT IS OPINION AND NOT " NEWS ", BUT I AM INTERESTED IN ANY COMMENTS REGARDING THE CURRENCY AUCTION PROCESS AND ABUSES DISCUSSED THEREIN ? *
As Kurdistan Ponders Independence, Kurds Wonder about Own Currency
By Alexander Whitcomb
Images of fake ‘Kurdistan’ bills have started popping up on the internet. Photo: kurdistanica.com
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - As Iraq slides closer to full-fledged civil war and the Kurds ponder independence, rumors waft through the bazaar: will the Kurdistan Region ditch the national currency and start printing bills of its own?
Businessmen whisper that the design of the new currency has been finalized and is ready for print; images of fake “Bank of Kurdistan” bills have started popping up on the internet.
Speculation is fueled by the fact that the Iraqi government has refused to send the Kurdistan Region its budget for half a year now, and jihadi militants have disrupted the flow of Iraqi dinars (IQD) up north -- effectively cutting off transport routes to the autonomous region. If the money is not coming from Baghdad, the thinking goes, then why not simply start printing money in Kurdistan?
Officials don’t lend these ideas much credit. “Rumors are a way of life in Iraq, and Kurdistan is very much a part of that,” says Dler Salay, spokesperson at the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministry of Finance.
Mark DeWeaver, an emerging markets fund manager in Washington D.C., makes clear that Kurdish currency is a long shot.
“The problem with creating their own currency is that they don’t really have any foreign exchange reserves independent of the Central Bank of Iraq reserves for the whole country,” he says, referring to the store of foreign cash in Baghdad. “And to make matters worse, the KRG government is short of funds. It would be hard to create credible ‘KRG dinar’ under these circumstances.”
If confidence in the dinar falls, or if independence seems within reach, more and more transactions in foreign currency can be expected. Most imports and exports are already denominated in dollars, and banks allow Kurds to hold USD accounts.
“Now the KRG is in need of more dollars for things like foodstuffs and gasoline from neighboring countries,” says Reza Ghazal, economics professor at the University of Kurdistan Hewler. “I believe these countries, specifically Turkey, prefer to receive USD under the circumstances.”
It is not only banks and companies trading abroad that need dollars. Long an unofficial parallel currency in the region, many citizens are switching to it for daily purchases.
“I was buying juice the other day, and the man in front of me paid in dollars. The fact it’s used for such small transactions is a sign,” says Adham Darwesh, director of the Erbil branch of the Central Bank of Iraq. “I just got off the phone with Baghdad, and we are trying to arrange for planes to transport dollars to Kurdistan. With a worried expression, he added, “They haven’t agreed yet.”
Right now, Adham explains, the dollar is more expensive in Kurdistan because of the risks involved in sneaking it through insurgent-controlled areas. This effectively raises the price of imports to the region (which are bought in dollars), taxing a population already beset by budget cuts and increased fuel prices. Planes full of greenbacks would minimize the mark-up on exchanges for USD in Kurdistan, so that the exchange rate is basically in line with the rest of the country.
No matter what, high demand for dollars bodes poorly for the majority of people across the country. This includes the Kurds, many of whom are enthusiastic about ditching the dinar along with the rest of Iraq. The reason for this has to do with technical features of the country’s exchange rate regime at the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI).
The CBI has two separate foreign exchange rates: a floating “market” rate available to everyone, and a fixed “auction” rate available only to banks and certain importers. The market rate for dollars is currently much more expensive than the auction rate due to high demand. This is only natural: the gap (or “spread”) between the two widens during times of crisis because people lose faith in their currency and flock to the safety of dollar holdings.
The bigger the spread, the larger the incentive for arbitrage -- buying cheap currency and reselling it at the market rate -- for those lucky enough to have access to the auction window. Importers suddenly have an incentive to over-invoice goods at the auction rate and sell the remaining currency, while exporters have an incentive to smuggle goods out of the country. Historically speaking, large spreads are associated with high levels of corruption, price distortions, and black market activity.
If people in Kurdistan keep demanding USD, whoever gets dollars at auction rates onto planes from Baghdad will make a killing. Iraq is in a highly unusual position: uncertainty about the future of the state should keep market rates high. At the same time, record oil profits will bring in foreign cash and keep the auction rates low. The government has every reason to maintain this situation so that imports stay cheap and it can effectively tax exports (the government exchanges payment in foreign currency at overvalued market rates).
If things continue like this, anyone with access to the auction window will profit from the chaos engulfing Iraq -- just as long as southern oilfields are still bringing in the greenbacks.
Does the Israeli Experience Offer Any Lessons to the Kurds?
Does the Israeli Experience Offer Any Lessons to the Kurds?
By DAVID ROMANO
The Kurds in Iraq sometimes look to the Zionist experience in founding a state and draw inspiration from it. The Jews, after all, managed to persevere against seemingly insurmountable odds to found a powerful state of their own. Before the foundation of Israel, the Jews lived as minorities wherever they found themselves. Sometimes their situation in host countries was relatively good and they managed to thrive, while other times they were hounded, persecuted and massacred. For many Jews, Israel’s founding salvaged a sense of dignity and pride they had lost over the centuries of living as a powerless minority at the mercy of others. They had spent too long a time as victims, barely tolerated in their ghettos, reviled and unwanted.
It’s not difficult to understand how Kurds could have empathy for such an experience. Although others in the region greatly resent them for it, especially Kurds in Iraq tend to have sympathy towards Israel. For one thing, they remember the Israeli assistance they received during their revolts of the 1960s and 70s. For decades, Israel was the sworn enemy of the Kurds’ enemy in Baghdad. It was therefore not surprising that this summer, Israel became the first state to buy a tanker of South Kurdish crude oil and publically pronounce itself in favor of Kurdish independence. Israel’s population also includes more than a hundred thousand Kurdish Jews who were expelled from Zakho, Kirkuk, Suleimani and other parts of Kurdistan by the Iraqi government during the 1950s. These people maintained a proud Kurdish identity, while “Arab Jews” long ago shed their attachment to an Arab identity.
There exist many great differences that have to be taken into account when comparing the Jewish experience to today’s push for Kurdish independence, however. Three huge ones immediately come to mind. First of all, in 1948 Israel was born at the expense of almost a million Palestinian refugees, whose descendants still fester in refugee camps to this day. Other Palestinians became grudging citizens of Israel, while still others in the West Bank and Gaza Strip fell under the control of Jordan, Egypt and then Israel in 1967. Second, the Jewish state of Israel found itself isolated in an overwhelmingly Arab Muslim region. That isolation largely continues to this day. Third and not least, the Zionist movement enjoyed the advantage of access to the sea, using it to get around an encirclement of unfriendly states.
Although South Kurdistan includes many minorities – especially Arabs, Turkmen and Christians – the creation of a Kurdish state would not necessitate the same kind of calamity for these groups. An independent Kurdistan could nonetheless expect some degree of trouble from non-Kurds, especially if the state’s name and symbols come from a Kurdish ethnic identity that some groups have difficulty subscribing to. The majority of Kurds are Sunni Muslims, however, which lessens the chance of their isolation at the same time as it risks inserting them into a growing Sunni-Shiite conflict engulfing the region. More troublesome for Kurdish independence, however, is Kurdistan’s landlocked status – making any future Kurdish state very dependent on the goodwill of at least one of its neighbors.
There are also, of course, many similarities one could draw attention to. A motivated population in search of security, dignity and a place to call its own can accomplish wonders. Just as the Jews were willing to bleed and shed blood for a state of their own, so too with the Kurds. Like the Jewish Agency that set up a de facto Jewish state in Palestine long before 1948, the Kurds in Iraq also enjoyed many years of autonomy to prepare their institutions for statehood. Just as Israel continues to suffer and bleed from contested borders, so too in all likelihood would Kurdistan.
I could go on listing similarities, but one final point in common strikes me as the most interesting and noteworthy: If one looks at the historical record from the period, before being presented with a fait accompli the international community was not at all in favor of the creation of an independent Jewish state. Most people said the Jews would never survive an Arab attack against them and that their whole national project was doomed. Even Britain, which famously issued the Balfour Declaration in 1917 (declaring Her Majesty’s Government “in favour of the creation of a Jewish national home in Palestine”), had changed its mind by the 1930s. London came to view a Jewish state as just too destabilizing of a proposition. The preeminent world power of the day thus worked actively against the establishment of Israel. Foreign Office officials had no sympathy for romantic Jewish national aspirations and little patience for a people that kept bringing up how it was victimized by others in the past. They did not care that others too wished to become “masters in their own home.” The Jews went ahead and founded their state anyhow.
David Romano has been a Rudaw columnist since August 2010. He is the Thomas G. Strong Professor of Middle East Politics at Missouri State University and author of The Kurdish Nationalist Movement (2006, Cambridge University Press) and co-editor (with Mehmet Gurses) of the forthcoming Conflict, Democratization and the Kurds in the Middle East (2014, Palgrave Macmillan).
Kurdish Ministers Boycotting Baghdad after Maliki Lashes Out at Erbil
* Despite all of the " press " on the subject of a Kurdish boycott of the government in Baghdad by it's Ministers, it is still not clear, at least to me, whether the boycott includes the newly elected Ministers of Parliament ? *
Kurdish Ministers Boycotting Baghdad after Maliki Lashes Out at Erbil By RUDAW
The Kurdistan National Assembly
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Hours after Iraq’s embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki accused the Kurds of harboring insurgents, the Kurdistan Region decided that Kurdish ministers appointed to the Iraqi cabinet will not be going to Baghdad.
“As a first response to Maliki’s threats, the Kurdish leadership has decided that our ministers will not attend any meetings of the Iraqi cabinet,” said an official from the dominant Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP).
The official said that there is a consensus among all Kurdish political parties, including the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), to boycott Baghdad.
In his weekly televised address, Maliki said Wednesday that the Kurdish capital of Erbil had become home to “terrorists” and that his government “cannot stay silent.”
“Those (terrorists) and those who host them will lose,” Maliki warned. He vowed, “We will not stop until we have retaken all the areas that were taken from us.”
With Iraq sliding into deeper turmoil, the Kurds have moved their own forces into Kurdish-populated areas outside their official borders, including the immensely oil-rich city of Kirkuk. The Kurds also have declared their intention to hold a referendum on independence.
Earlier on Wednesday, Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani rejected claims by Baghdad and Shiite politicians that the Kurds were behind the current turmoil.
The president blamed Maliki, and his insistence on a third term, as the cause of Iraq’s undoing.
“If Maliki insists on a third term, then Iraq will be driven towards a precipice and no one can predict what will happen,” he said. “And no decision will bring the country back to its previous state.”
Also Wednesday, the Kurdish president’s office said on its website that US Vice President Joe Biden and Barzani had discussed the Iraqi situation on the phone, details of which were not published.
Maliki has been flailing under a jihadi-led insurgency that has ignited a Sunni rebellion, with a third of the country now under the control of rebel forces
Kurdistan decided to withdraw its ministers from the federal government
Erbil / NINA / Presidency of the Kurdistan region decided on Wednesday to withdraw the Kurds minister in the federal government.
An informed source told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that this decision comes in response to accusations by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to Erbil turned it into an operation room for the ISIS and terrorist groups."
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said today that we will not be silent on Erbil, which has become an operation room for Daash, al-Qaeda and the remnants of the Baath.
Erbil (AIN) -Azad Abu Baker, member of the Kurdistani Democratic Party KDP, headed by the President of Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani revealed the intention of the Kurdish leadership to withdraw the Kurd Ministers from the Federal Government in response for the accusations of the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for Erbil of being a headquarter for the terrorist Islamic State in Iraq and Levant.
Abu Baker stated to AIN "The leadership of Kurdistan Region will take adecision in the next few hours that might withdraw the Kurd ministers from the federal government to respond for Maliki's accusations related to hosting the Baathists in Erbil and turning the Capital of Kurdistan Region into a headquarter for the terrorist organization of ISIL."
The member of the KDP ruled out that the decision will include the boycotting of the Kurd Ministers for the next Cabinet.
Presidency of the Kurdistan region of Ministers decided to withdraw the Kurds of Baghdad
Wed Jul 09 2014 20:49 | (Voice of Iraq)
Alsumaria News / Erbil
I decided the presidency of the Kurdistan region, Wednesday, pulling Minister Kurds in the federal government of Baghdad, in response to the latest accusations of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who believed that the Erbil turned into the headquarters for the organization, "Daash."
The MP said the Kurdistan Democratic Party hired by Arafat's generosity in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "The presidency of the Kurdistan region of Ministers has decided to withdraw the Kurds from Baghdad in response to the threats of al-Maliki for the Kurdistan region that it turned out to be the headquarters for Daash and terrorists."
He honored that "the timing of the threats to the Kurdistan region of al-Maliki was a mistake," pointing out that it "came at a time when all parties are trying to solve problems and not cracked the Iraqi house."
He pointed out that the generosity of "threats to the Kurdistan region of al-Maliki last nail in the coffin of political consensus between the Iraqi people and the elimination of the partnership," adding that "these threats to Atsb in the interest of the Shiite house which is their formation of the Iraqi government."
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki confirmed earlier on Wednesday, he can not be tolerated for the Arbil-based Daash and terrorists, while calling to stop the operations room located in Erbil and off the presence of hardened criminals, Baathists and al-Qaeda and extremist groups.
The authorities decided in the Kurdistan region (June 15, 2014) forming operations room security and military positions in the region to oversee all military activities and security, and the military during a meeting held under the supervision of Vice President of the preservation of the Kurdistan region Rasool Ali.
Iraq has been the security situation is exceptional since the declaration of a state of emergency in the (June 10, 2014), where the continuing military operations, the security for the expulsion of the organization "Daash" of areas where the provinces of Nineveh and Salahuddin, while continuing military operations in Anbar to meet the regulation.
Minister Kurds are boycotting cabinet meetings: We will not take responsibility for the mistakes of al-Maliki
Wed Jul 09 2014 20:38 | (Voice of Iraq)
long-Presse / Erbil
Said a senior source in the Kurdistan Alliance Wednesday, the ministers of the Kurds decided not to attend the meetings of the Federal Council of Ministers in Baghdad, because they will not take responsibility "policies and false statements to Nuri al-Maliki," but he stressed that the Kurdish parties calls at the same time to intensify contacts with the national forces, in order to work to revive the atmosphere of national consensus, in these exceptional circumstances.
The source said in an interview with the "long Press" on condition of anonymity, said the ministers of the Kurds, they decided after consultations required, "boycott cabinet meetings, due to lack of willingness to take responsibility for individual actions and irresponsible statements of Mr. Nuri al-Maliki," head of the outgoing government.
He continued, "The attitudes and Maliki's comments play a role in the national poison the atmosphere, and knock a wedge of hostility between Kurds and Arabs at a time looking forward to the crystallization of a national consensus commensurate with the size of the great challenge of terrorism which threatens all Iraqis."
As if that could mean a boycott of the Kurds to the parliamentary session scheduled on Sunday, the source said the move is unrelated to our presence in the Iraqi parliament, which is relevant to the meetings of the Council of Ministers headed by al-Maliki, exclusively, because the presence of ministers has become a "support for the mistakes, which has been without review or correct. "
He pointed out that the Kurdistan Alliance calls for "intensification of contacts between different national forces, in this special moment of the country's history, including the rise to the magnitude of the responsibility that rests on the shoulders of everyone."
It was al-Maliki in a speech Wednesday, accused of Arbil, embracing organization Daash terrorist, and a day after one of the letter addressed to the President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani, to the Iraqi people, in which he explained that maintaining the unity of Iraq is conditional to uphold the Constitution and put an end to policies of the individual, and the implementation of reform political claimed by various forces.
* The last article suggests to me in the absence of any specific mention of the Ministers of Parliament and only mention of Ministers of Council that the Kurds are continuing to dialogue and negotiate for the formation of the next government. *
ISIS poses a threat to the United States and all its allies in the Middle East and Eu
ISIS poses a threat to the United States and all its allies in the Middle East and Europe
Washington / NINA / U.S. Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel said that the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant poses a threat to the United States and all its allies in the Middle East and Europe."
Hegel said during his visit to the Navy base (Kings B) "we should not nor anyone in Congress that this (ISIS) poses a threat to our country. Might not be an imminent threat ... but threat to the United States."
According to an interview with U.S. Secretary of Defense in response to a question by one of the sailors on the position of the U.S. administration towards the control of some areas in Iraq by ISIS.
Hegel said that ISIS is a strong, organized, active, sophisticated and well-funded organization , which poses a threat to U.S. allies across the Middle East and Europe, and every civilized nation on earth."
Hegel's comments coincided with news leaks about the intention of the Pentagon's use of unmanned drones to kill the leader of the ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Hegel pointed out that "the U.S. military in Iraq, conducting a daily comprehensive assessment on in Iraq," adding that " these assessments will be completed during the next few days, and then the Pentagon will present its recommendations to the administration."
New York Times: Iran sent three planes to attack Iraq
New York Times: Iran sent three planes to attack Iraq
Wed Jul 09 2014 20:21 | (Voice of Iraq)
Sumerian News / Baghdad
The newspaper "New York Times" the U.S., Wednesday, Iran sent three Russian-made attack aircraft to Iraq to fight al "Daash."
The newspaper said in a report that "the delivery of these fighter jets, one of the Sukhoi -25, which U.S. officials said they have already been implemented missions in northern and western Iraq, is the latest step taken by Iran to help al-Maliki and his government in dealing with the guerrillas Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Daash) and expand influence, at a time when Iraqi politicians to form a new government. "
The newspaper quoted a U.S. official as saying that "at least one of these aircraft was piloted Iran," while said a senior Iraqi official said the planes piloted by Iraqi only, adding that "these aircraft belonging originally to the Iraqi Air Force and was sent to Iran during the war 1991 Gulf to maintain its integrity. "
The newspaper pointed out that "Iraq's need for the Air Force is very clear because his weapon air consists of several aircraft (Cessna) that carry Hellfire missiles the U.S. and a variety of helicopters, Russian and American used by the Iraqi army during the war latter with Daash in Tikrit."
The Ministry of Defence announced that, in the (June 29, 2014), the arrival of five Russian fighter jets of the type "Sukhoi" to enhance the combat capability of the Iraqi army against the "terrorist" groups in the country, while confirming the arrival of five other planes early July present.
Referred to as the Sukhoi SU-25 before it thirty years in the military service and was part of the Iraqi air force Saddam Hussein's regime.
Nineveh (AIN) -Dozens of the terrorists from the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant were either killed or injured in a bombardment that targeted them near Nineveh Hotel in Mosul city.
Security source reported to AIN "The Iraqi Air Force bombarded a gathering for ISIL terrorists in Najjar neighborhood near Nineveh International Hotel with four rockets that resulted in killing and injuring dozens of the terrorists."
Newspaper, World Tribune, the U.S., Wednesday, that the organization "Daash" used tanks seized from Iraq to expel tens of thousands of residents from their homes in eastern Syria.
The newspaper quoted in a report from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed that the organization "Daash" forced more than 30 thousand Syrians out of their homes in the town of Aahal located east of Syria.
The newspaper pointed out that "Daash entered the town Aahal (Front, the former stronghold of victory) in main battle tanks and armored personnel carriers captured from Iraq."
According to the paper, the sources of the Syrian opposition confirmed the report of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said that "Daash accused Muslims of eastern Syria scared and ordered them to surrender their weapons," pointing out that "the organization Daash moves in the direction of three additional cities in Deir al-Zour has a population of 80 thousand is expected be expelled from their homes, too. "
Mass change: no problem with the Kurds to take over the presidency of the Sunni
Mass change: no problem with the Kurds to take over the presidency of the Sunni
Wed Jul 09 2014 18:41 | (Voice of Iraq)
Alsumaria News / Baghdad
Kurdish confirmed the mass change, Wednesday, that the Kurds do not have a problem to take over the presidency of the Sunni, while suggesting Astratgia year will be an ally of the Kurds if offered guarantees.
The MP for the Bloc Serwa Abdul Wahid in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "It must Kurdish component that deals with Baghdad and the next prime minister on the basis of solving the outstanding problems and not on the basis of a person", stressing the need to "come the person for the job has the audacity in solving the outstanding problems. "
She said Abdel Wahed that "talking about taking the year presidency is premature, but the Kurds have no problem to take over a year this position," pointing out that "the year will be an ally Stratgia for a response if offered guarantees to dissolve threads of Article 140 and the oil and the Peshmerga."
The Kurdistan Alliance in the new (Fourth of July present) adherence to assume the position of President of the Republic and not waived, stressing that the Kurds will not accept the post of chairman of the parliament in exchange for ceding the presidency.
While considered a member of a coalition united to repair unit Jumaili in (the fifth of July present) that there is no justification to wait for the candidate for the presidency of the Kurds as're going to secede, as called for granting my presidency of the Republic and the Parliament of the component against the Sunni prime minister to give the Shiite component.
The mass of the "Union of the national forces" announced in (the fourth of July 2014) for the formation of a sub-committee shall visit the Kurdistan region to deal with the Kurdish leaders on the position of the presidents and deputies, pointing out that the agreement provides for giving the Kurds the presidency of the parliament, rather than the Republic.
Nineveh (AIN) -A force from the rebels of Mosul Province killed the administrative official of the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant in the West Side of Mosul city.
security source reported to AIN Wednesday "The brigade of Mosul Rebel Freemen launched a military operation that resulted in killing the terrorist Bashar al-Akidi, AKA Abu Ahmed, who is the administrative official of the ISIL in the west Side of Mosul city on Wednesday."
I feel refreshed. I finally just got my internet back. Schiz, so many did not vote for him. He played every dirty trick to win this election. He confiscated the ballets in Diyala to the tune of 50 % of 14 MP's. He stole 2 million Sunni ballots out of the 12 million total that voted (1 ou of every 6 ballots of the people who did vote country wide). Remember when he bragged, "I expect big support from the Sunni's", even before the votes were counted. That's Sunni's who he stole the votes from. He was offering a new car and one million for any head of any block who would support him. 5 excepted. He was trying to buy votes of Iraqi's not in country using state funds. No telling how many he actually bought. He tried to bribe the Kurds with vote for me and you can keep the disputed territories and keep all the money from oil sales for the next 5 years. Nothing has worked even intimidation.. He needed to go down and that is exactly what has happened. He is under detention (don't ask the details).
This is a process that must move forward and it is. Hopefully before Sunday the government will be announced. If not they will meet on Sunday and as quickly as possible they will vote this government in. Their first order of business will be the budget. Either just before or just after the budget, Turki will make the currency equal to the budget. Why, because he has to. This will move fast now and guys who don't understand or see it won't miss it as long as they have already bought and are holding on to the ticket (dinar). It is not important to understand. Everybody including me will just be witness the greatest event in our history. Expect a little more confusion in the next day or two. Articles will talk about Bagdad being besieged by the ISIS. Don't believe it. It will be a media campaign designed to speed the process. The RV will go down in the next week assuming they get the government formed which they now will. If it takes a couple of extra days don't be concerned. Just watch the progress and know it is a march toward completion. Good luck everyone. It has been an interesting ride but this ride is coming to a close and with it, it will bring prosperty to those that have believed. Cynthia Laguard (head of IMF) said it best. 7 years of bad economy followed by 7 years of good starting in 2014. This will be the beginning of prosperity not just for you personally, but for the world. tlar