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    " The Dinar Daily ", Thursday, 31 July 2014

    It is EVICT MALIKI DAY + NINETY - ONE ( 91 ) or " E - M DAY + 91 "

    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

    The State of Law coalition has expressed his commitment to the nomination of current Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki for the assumption of office for the third time in a row. "

    and

    Ktlta al-Hakim and al-Sadr refused to renew Maliki's nomination to head the government and call for the coalition to provide irreplaceable

    Thu Jul 17 2014 22:33 | (Voice of Iraq)

    long-Presse / Baghdad

    New coalition al-Hakim and al-Sadr, on Thursday, refusing to nominate the prime minister expired, Nuri al-Maliki, for a third session, while Pena possibility of acceptance of another candidate presented by the coalition, threatened first by resorting to the opposition, revealing the second support the nomination of Adel Abdul Mahdi and Ahmad Chalabi for the post.

    Was Deputy for a coalition of citizen, of the Supreme Council of the Islamic, led by Ammar al-Hakim, to hold the prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, the state third, a "problem" to reject so many components of the National Alliance and other blocs, noting that many of them is the same, will turn to the subject If you do not submit a coalition of state law, an alternative candidate for the post.

    Ali said an inch, in an interview to the (long-Presse), said that "stuck to the prime minister, Nuri al-Maliki, the state third, a problem within the National Alliance, could hinder the formation of the government for a long time," adding that "a lot of the components of the National Alliance and other blocs outside reject Maliki's nomination. "

    He added an inch, that "the political blocs could accept another candidate presented by a coalition of state law for the position," noting that "a lot of political blocs, including a coalition of citizens, would prefer to stay opposition if they insisted al-Maliki to head the next government," returned that there are "many figures that can occupy the prime minister runs the country. "

    For her part, the Liberal block of the Sadrist movement, rejected the state's third generation, revealing its support for the other two candidates. The MP said the Liberal bloc, F Bureau, said in an interview to the (long-Presse), "The bloc rejects the state's third generation, and supports the nomination of Adel Abdul-Mahdi, or Ahmad Chalabi to head the new government."

    According to the Court, that "the National Alliance can accept dissector last for a coalition of state law, non-Maliki," returned to "Maliki's insistence on the nomination itself would make him aloof from the National Alliance."

    The president of a coalition of state law, Nuri al-Maliki, new in (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 leadership Iyad Allawi, to do so.

    It is noteworthy that the National Alliance, a parliamentary blocs, the largest, has failed so far to choose its candidate to head the next government, amid worsening differences between components on more worthy than others in the job, amid confirmation actors in it, the need to undergo a candidate for "compatibility and acceptability" within the coalition in the national space.

    http://translate.googleusercontent.c...#ixzz37oG3bVdd

    and

    Prime Minister's file is thorny and complex
    24/07/2014 09:30:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the Ahrar bloc, Hakim al-Zamili said that talks between the parties of the Iraqi National Alliance to nominate a person for the post of prime minister are still without a result.

    Zamili told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /[SIZE=3] "The file of prime minister is the most important file among other three presidencies," pointing out that "the Sunni political blocs have chosen Salim al-Jubouri as the chairman of the House of Representatives and the Kurdish groups have agreed on a personal as President of the Republic, and remaining file is the post of Prime Minister. "[/SIZE]

    He added: "The name of Prime Minister will be resolved next week, after the religious authority, popular forces and regional and neighboring countries, confirmed the need to resolve this file as soon as possible."

    He said: "choosing prime minister with wide admissibility will be a positive factor towards the calm and solving many problems in the country," noting: "The religious authority was clear in its speech, that the candidate must be accepted nationally, and this does not exist at the current Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who has problems with the Ahrar and the citizen blocs on one hand, and with the Sunnis and Kurds, on the other hand. "

    He explained that there is more than one character to be a substitute for Maliki in the next phase, from inside the Dawa Party, and the National Coalition has two candidates, Ahmed Chalabi and Adel Abdul-Mahdi, therefore, the process of selecting one of the characters will be a thorny and complex. "

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

    and

    Officially, Speaker, his 2 Deputy Speakers assume their posts

    Tuesday, 15 July 2014 21:23

    Baghdad (AIN) –The Speaker of the Parliament and his two Deputy Speakers assumed their duties officially.

    The Parliament succeeded in electing Speaker of the Parliament, Salim al-Jebuori, and his first Deputy, Haider al-Ebadi, as well as his 2nd deputy, Aram al-Sheikh Mohamed.

    and

    Iraq parliament elects Kurdish politician Fuad Masum as new president

    KURDISH politician Fuad Masum has become the new president of Iraq, in a step towards forming a new government that visiting UN chief Ban Ki-moon says must be inclusive for the country to survive.

    Fierce fighting ... volunteers who joined the Iraqi army to fight against Jihadist militants of the Islamic State (IS) brandish their weapons as they come as backup at a checkpoint north of Baghdad. Source: AFP

    A June onslaught on Sunni Arab areas north and west of Baghdad, led by the jihadist Islamic State group, has brought Iraq to the brink of breakup, with the government struggling to assert any authority beyond its Shiite power base.

    Parliament elected Masum, who served as the first prime minister of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region more than two decades ago, by an overwhelming majority of 211 votes to 17.

    He had been almost guaranteed the job after Kurdish parties struck a late-night deal to support him.

    Under an unofficial power-sharing deal, Iraq’s Kurds traditionally get the post of president.

    The move could pave the way for a deal on the much more powerful post of prime minister.

    and

    Chalabi: all political blocs signed a national coalition that requested the block elder

    Baghdad newspaper of integrity

    Coalition leader said citizen MP Ahmed Chalabi, a national coalition to sign parliamentary blocs as the largest bloc.

    Chalabi told reporters, "we have a request from the first meeting of the Parliament aatiar the national coalition is the largest bloc, signed by both blocs."

    He said "some heads blocks National Alliance (Ziya al-Asadi, Ahmad Chalabi Baquer Al-Zubaidi) met with Parliament Speaker Salim Al-jubouri to inform him of their declaration that they are the largest bloc".

    He was speaker of the House of Salim Al-jubouri, said today that "the Constitution is clear in explaining the larger parliamentary bloc combined within the Parliament."

    He said that "the parliamentary bloc with the largest number of seats, and the Constitution was careful to use the word Parliament is formed after the House of representatives at its first meeting".

    "We are going back to the old Mahdi Al-Hafidh as if it had received a request from the State of law bloc, for he was Moderator exclusively back then."

    The President said the House "label greatest mass determined in accordance with the Constitution and there is dialogue between the National Alliance and State of law coalition and the President will meet with a number of political leaders after I finished for me," he said.

    The President of the Federal Court judge, Midhat al-Mahmoud, the biggest parliamentary blocs that formed the Government in 2010 itself would constitute Ministerial cab in 2014.

    Attorney for the State of law Coalition, Hussein Al-Maliki, said today, "the State of law Coalition had received the Federal Court as a parliamentary majority by Nouri al-Maliki remains a candidate for Prime Minister."

    The National Alliance was revealed on July 12 that the State of law coalition has applied to the Federal Court to inquire about the biggest bloc of seats in the new Parliament, noting that "the demand made in isolation from the National Alliance."

    http://www.microsofttranslator.com/b...F%3Fp%3D104917

    and

    The President of the Republic: the national coalition is the largest bloc and not state law


    Agency day 8 :
    July 26, 2014

    Baghdad

    Source in Baghdad said on Saturday that the President of the Republic, Fouad Massoum, contained a request by outgoing Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, provides for the Declaration of a State of law bloc, the largest in Parliament, has the right to form the next Government.

    The source added that "the infallible confirmation receipt with reacted formal letter from the Presidency of the House of representatives provides for the Declaration of the National Alliance, the largest parliamentary bloc, and it is adopted in the formation of the next Government, not state law."

    http://www.microsofttranslator.com/b...2F%3Fp%3D60675

    and

    Article 76:

    First: The President of the Republic shall charge the nominee of the largest
    Council of Representatives bloc with the formation of the Council of Ministers
    within fifteen days from the date of the election of the President of the Republic.

    Second: The Prime Minister-designate shall undertake the naming of the members
    of his Council of Ministers within a period not to exceed thirty days from the date
    of his designation.

    Third: If the Prime Minister-designate fails to form the Council of Ministers
    during the period specified in clause “Second,” the President of the Republic shall
    charge a new nominee for the post of Prime Minister within fifteen days.

    Fourth: The Prime Minister-designate shall present the names of his members of
    the Council of Ministers and the ministerial program to the Council of
    Representatives. He is deemed to have gained its confidence upon the approval,
    by an absolute majority of the Council of Representatives, of the individual
    Ministers and the ministerial program.

    Fifth: The President of the Republic shall charge another nominee to form the
    Council of Ministers within fifteen days in case the Council of Ministers did not
    win the vote of confidence.

    http://www.iraqinationality.gov.iq/a...nstitution.pdf

    * The Prime Minister-designate shall present the names of his members of the Council of Ministers and the ministerial program to the Council of Representatives. He is deemed to have gained its confidence upon the approval, by an absolute majority of the Council of Representatives, .............; and,

    * so there would not be a vote upon the PM designate per se, but upon the ministers the PM designate chooses to seat ; and,

    * absent a vote of confidence by the Parliament on the PM and his government ( Council of Ministers ), by the majority, then the President may charge a new nominee.


    and

    Jaafary: INA, biggest bloc not SLC

    Sunday, 27 July 2014 13:54

    Baghdad (AIN) –The head of the Iraqi National Alliance, Ibrahim al-Jaafary, assured that the INA is the biggest bloc and not the State of Law Coalition headed by the Premier, Nouri al-Maliki.

    Speaking to AIN, he said "The INA is the biggest bloc and not the SLC," noting that "The biggest bloc was not named during the first parliament session where we released a statement in the presence of the representatives of the INA including the SLC."

    http://www.alliraqnews.com/en/index....t-bloc-not-slc

    and

    Badr Organization declares its commitment to the decision of the National Alliance for the prime minister post


    Mon Jul 28 2014 23:32 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Baghdad - where

    Announced the Badr Organization, led by Transport Minister Hadi al-Ameri, its commitment to the decision of the National Alliance for the post of prime minister.

    He said the first deputy secretary general of the Badr Organization, Abdul Karim Younes, told all of Iraq [where], "The National Alliance, previously was the biggest blocs in the last session in 2010 and is now the largest bloc in the current session."

    In response to the invitation of reference for the selection of the best and not to cling to positions, Yunus said that "there is a fundamental point for the selection of the elements of the government positions, is that available to have an element Ulkipa experience and sincerely to the people of Iraq," explaining that "the reference was not directed her words to someone Maliki particular they are always talking in general, and not particularly calls to the interests of the country. "

    He added that "there is a mechanism within the National Alliance for the selection of figures for the positions taken by the coalition government and we are bound by the mechanics of it," adding that "with the opinion of the organization, which calls for the reference to be there figures efficient and able to run the country properly."

    The supreme religious authority, Ali al-Sistani called for the formation of a new government within 15 days and not to cling to office officials have formed, in reference to the insistence of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on the third term in the presidency.

    The Web site of the Office of the supreme religious authority Ali al-Husseini al-Sistani, the official said, "Sheikh Abdul Mahdi al-Karbalai, a certified top Shi'ite cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, said during a Friday sermon in Karbala [110 km south of Baghdad] need to form a new government within a period of time not to exceed duration Constitutional amounting to 15 days, and not to cling to their positions by the officials, "in an apparent reference to the current Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who insists on running for a third term.

    And rejects most of the members of the National Alliance and the Kurdistan Alliance and the Federation of Iraqi forces Maliki's nomination for a third term and looking to provide the National Alliance candidate for prime minister for being the largest bloc in the Iraqi parliament.

    Read more: http://translate.googleusercontent.c...#ixzz38pQmgO00

    * The following is a reference to the " by-laws " of the NA which I have been referencing, "there is a mechanism within the National Alliance for the selection of figures for the positions taken by the coalition government and we are bound by the mechanics of it," . *

    and ACCORDING TO VISSER :

    " Unlike the procedures for electing the president of the republic (for which a separate law with elaborate procedures exists) the nomination of the Iraqi prime minister is governed entirely by the Iraqi constitution. As a result, the selection of the prime minister candidate is arguably the most sensitive and unpredictable stage of the Iraqi government formation process. " http://gulfanalysis.wordpress.com/20...new-president/

    and

    " ... it is for the new president to identify the largest bloc and ask its PM candidate to form the next government. Whereas the pan-Shiite alliance has declared itself the largest bloc repeatedly, there is a case to be made that as long as it does not have an agreed PM candidate it doesn’t exist in a way that is interesting to the Iraqi government formation and that the State of Law bloc of PM Maliki – whose candidate is Maliki – is the biggest bloc. It is being reported that Masum will meet soon with the Shiite alliance to clarify these things. Unless a PM candidate emerges, Maliki could legitimately complain to the federal supreme court that Masum is wasting his time with a non-existent political alliance. http://gulfanalysis.wordpress.com/20...new-president/

    and

    " The biggest bloc in the Iraqi parliament that also has a PM candidate is currently State of Law, whose candidate of course is Nuri al-Maliki. Members of this bloc, including Maliki himself, are now explicitly demanding the right to form a government, separate from the rest of the putative pan-Shiite alliance. Unless a bigger bloc comes up with a candidate before the constitutional timeline for PM nomination expires on 8 August (or a few days later if holidays are counted), President Fuad Masum has a constitutional duty to charge Maliki with forming his third government, regardless of whether he has a realistic chance of reaching an absolute majority when he presents it to parliament for approval or a second attempt by another candidate will be needed. " http://gulfanalysis.wordpress.com/20...ouble-in-iraq/ http://gulfanalysis.wordpress.com/20...ouble-in-iraq/

    and HAKIM SAYS :

    National Alliance bloc: signals indicate a decline Maliki for adhering to a third term

    Tue Jul 29 2014 13:58 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Twilight News

    She said the Supreme Council of the Islamic bloc, led by Ammar al-Hakim on Tuesday that there are positive signs on resolving the crisis to provide the National Alliance candidate for prime minister include the lack of adherence to current Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's nomination for the post.

    A member of the bloc Mohammed al-Rubaie for "Twilight News" that "there are positive signals from a coalition of state law may lead to end the crisis put forward a candidate as prime minister by presenting an alternative candidate for the current Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki."

    He said al-Rubaie, said that "blocks the National Coalition stressed that the post of prime minister of a coalition of state law share the Coalition to submit a candidate acceptable to all the political blocs."

    And settled Sunni and Kurdish blocs in Iraq, the positions of the presidents and the House of Representatives during the last two weeks while still Shiite blocs in continuous negotiations to end the crisis to provide an agreed candidate.

    http://translate.googleusercontent.c...#ixzz38vocAf5B
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    Hakim, Nujaifi discuss forming the government and commit to the constitutional timing

    Hakim, Nujaifi discuss forming the government and commit to the constitutional timings

    31/07/2014 09:34:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / The head of Muttahidoon coalition, Osama al-Nujaifi discussed with the head of the Islamic Supreme Council, Ammar al-Hakim, the formation of the government and the commitment to constitutional timings.

    A statement by the Muttahidoon cited that, "the president of the coalition visited al-Hakim, in his office in Baghdad to congratulate him on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr."

    "The two sides discussed in detail the political and security situation in the country and in particular the issue of forming the next government according to constitutional timings and the need for a strong new government be able to accomplish the aspirations of the people and get out of the crisis that resulted from the inadequate policies." The statement added.

    The two sides, according to the statement, confirmed "the importance of the completion of the constitutional requirements and meet the needs and aspirations of the people and build a state of citizenship."

    The statement made it clear that the views of the parties were identical during the meeting, confirming the "need to open a broad and comprehensive investigation in the reasons that led to the collapse of security in Mosul."

    They stressed to "concert efforts and joint action to evoke understanding and political solutions in addition to fighting the armed groups of IS, which presents a powerful way to get rid of the crisis."

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

    * MANY BELIEVE THAT IT IS THIS NEWFOUND SENSE OF ADHERENCE TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL TIMING OF THINGS THAT MAKES 2014 DIFFERENT FROM 2010. WE SHOULD KNOW MORE BY AUGUST 8TH WHICH IS THE CONSTITUTIONAL " DEADLINE " FOR THE CHARGING OF A PRIME MINISTER DESIGNATE WITH THE FORMATION OF THE NEXT GOVERNMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC. *

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    UN Extends Work Of /UNAMI/ In Iraq For Another Year

    UN Extends Work Of /UNAMI/ In Iraq For Another Year

    31/07/2014 10:07:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / UN Security Council extended the work of the UN mission to help Iraq / UNAMI / for another year.

    A statement by the UN mission in Iraq / UNAMI / said: "The Security Council members unanimously decided to extend the work of the UN mission in Iraq / UNAMI / in addition to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Nikolai Miladinov."

    The UN Security Council called on the Iraqi government to "do logistical support for the mission in coordination with the member states in the Council," noting that "the Council requested the Secretary-General to submit a report on the fulfillment of the mission to its responsibilities every three months.

    The Council expressed its intention to review what the mission did every 12 months or before this period if requested by the government.

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

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    Law: Maliki did not withdraw his candidacy and infallible will cost him to form a gov

    Law: Maliki did not withdraw his candidacy and infallible will cost him to form a government if it does not resolve the issue after the national holiday

    Wed Jul 30 2014 21:37 | (Voice of Iraq)

    long-Presse / Baghdad

    Denied a coalition of state law, on Wednesday, the withdrawal of its leader, Nouri al-Maliki of running for prime minister for a third term, and among the president Fuad Masum cost him to form a government in the event of "deficit" of the National Alliance for the resolution of the controversy over the nomination after the holiday, confirmed that the state law is "largest bloc" by the Federal Court decision.

    The leader of the coalition of state law, Khalid al-Asadi said in an interview to the (long-Presse), said that "al-Maliki is still a candidate state law did not withdraw his candidacy, as some believe, and if it is not settled the question of the biggest bloc in the National Alliance after the holiday, the President of the Republic Fuad Masum State law will cost the candidate to form a government. "

    He said al-Asadi, " as interpreted by the Federal Court decision on the biggest bloc, the State of Law bloc, which will cost the President of the Republic candidate to form a government if the inability of the National Alliance for the resolution of the controversy about the candidate."

    He said al-Asadi that "there is talk of a political and one legal, on the biggest bloc, Politically that is the biggest bloc, the National Alliance, and this was announced, but did not record it the biggest bloc in the first session of parliament."

    He Asadi to be "legally represented by the decision of the Federal Court for the year 2010 and binding for all confirm the interpretation of the biggest bloc, which was mentioned by the constitution and walked upon the political process, that the majority bloc is a bloc or coalition of parties entering the election bloc, one win more than the number of seats, is it most of the rest of the blocks, and if it does not form in the first session any more mass number of them, authorized the biggest bloc so far is the state of the law. "

    The MP for the Liberal bloc Riad al-Saadi said, on Wednesday, in a press statement that the National Alliance has five candidates for the post of prime minister, including al-Jaafari and al-Shahristani, while noting that Prime Minister outgoing Nuri al-Maliki, to withdraw his candidacy for the job because of political pressure.

    It is noteworthy that the political process waiting for caution and concern intense resolve the post of prime minister, after having managed the political forces of the completion of the posts of chairman of the parliament and the presidency, where he was elected the House of Representatives last Thursday, (the 24th of July present), the Kurdistan Alliance candidate Fuad Masum, the president of the republic after receiving the votes of 211 out of 269 deputies who attended the session, and after that he had squeal of the Presidency of the Parliament, in (15 this month), during its third meeting of the fourth session, which was held under the chairmanship of the President of the older, Mehdi al-Hafez, in the presence of 207 deputies, the county National coalition led by Iyad Allawi, where he was elected Salim al-President of the Parliament, succeeding Osama Najafi, and Haider al-Abadi first deputy speaker of parliament, and Mohammad Ali Aram second deputy.

    He also states that the dispute is currently at its peak to determine the largest parliamentary bloc, which will cost required candidate for the presidency of the new government, a coalition between al-Maliki, and the National Alliance, as both insist on being the largest bloc.

    The State of Law coalition, said in, (the 27 of July present), to declare himself the largest bloc in the House of Representatives, does not mean withdrawal from the National Alliance, but the obligation to "constitutional matters," noting that the coalition is "the backbone and the foundation stone" of the National Alliance , was charged with the National Alliance to "the adoption of a non-democratic mechanisms" to choose a candidate for the post of prime minister.

    The National Reform Movement, led by Ibrahim al-Jaafari, called, on Sunday, a coalition of state law to declare his position clear formally survival as part of the National Alliance, and with the exception of questioning the "largest bloc" goal pass candidate of a coalition of state law, Nuri al-Maliki to head the government, stressing that " National Alliance does not need to announcing the "largest bloc" in written form.

    The political sources confirmed (range), that "a coalition of state law, began" pushing hysterically, "the parliament speaker Salim al, to announced by the largest bloc, to the extent that an altercation between the Speaker of Parliament, and leaders prominent in Maliki's bloc," indicating that "the behavior of the mass-Maliki confirms it reaches a dead end, because the consensus of leaders of blocs coherent largely on the need for political change, supported by the opinion of the local and international, to find that the change would open the door for political reforms, which have become a clear requirement to meet the security imbalance terrible in the country, and insurance unit Iraq. "

    http://translate.googleusercontent.c...#ixzz3928Yi7LW

    * THERE IS INTIMATION HERE THAT THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE MUST HAVE DECIDED UPON A CANDIDATE FOR THEM TO BE DESIGNATED AS THE LARGEST BLOC. WHETHER SUCH IS A PRACTICAL OR LEGAL MATTER IS NOT CLEAR AND THE CONTENTS OF THE ARTICLE ARE CONFLICTED, CONFUSING AND MAY JUST BE MEDIA RUMOUR AND UNRELIABLE. *

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    Infallible: there are signs of hope in the coming days to overcome the crisis of gove

    Infallible: there are signs of hope in the coming days to overcome the crisis of government formation

    Wed Jul 30 2014 21:35 | (Voice of Iraq)

    long-Presse / Baghdad

    The President of the Republic Fuad Masum, on Wednesday, said there are signs of hope in the coming days to overcome the crisis of forming the government, and noted that the formation of a government of national partnership and will contribute to solving the outstanding problems and the stability of the security situation.

    Read more: http://translate.googleusercontent.c...#ixzz392AgyD00

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    Infallible calls to rebuild the army on the basis of "strong and professional" citize

    Infallible calls to rebuild the army on the basis of "strong and professional" citizen feel that he is able to protect

    Wed Jul 30 2014 21:44 | (Voice of Iraq)

    long-Presse / Baghdad

    Called President Fuad Masum, on Wednesday, to rebuild the Iraqi army on the basis of a strong and professional citizen feel that Iraq is able to protect him, what stressed that the stability of the security situation in Iraq depends on the armed forces "as armor to protect the homeland."

    A statement by the Presidency of the Republic received (long-Presse) a copy of it, "President Fuad Masum, received in his office in Baghdad, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ba Bakr Zebari, a group of senior military leaders," noting that "infallible welcomed the visiting delegation and expressed his appreciation for the Iraqi army, which addresses to the forces of terrorism. "

    The statement added that "the infallible between the stability of the security situation in Iraq in this difficult phase depends on the armed forces as an armor to protect the homeland and the gains of the democratic experiment.

    The President of the Republic that "the defeat of the forces of terror and evil will be on the hands of the sons of the armed forces, stressing" the need to build the institution of the military bases and military programs of modern so they fulfill their national to protect the country, "and expressed his support for the people of the armed forces."

    He wished infallible "to form a government in the coming days to do its part in the rebuilding of the army on the basis of a strong and professional feel of the Iraqi citizen, wherever he is that this army is able to protect him and protect his property," pointing to "the need to have the army based on military doctrine away from political interference" .

    The organization (Daash) may impose its control over the northern city of Mosul, the center of the province of Nineveh, (405 km north of Baghdad), in (X from June 2014), also extended its activities beyond, to the provinces of Salahuddin, Kirkuk and Diyala, which led to a wave of displacement New in Iraq.

    It is noteworthy that the political process waiting for caution and concern intense resolve the post of prime minister, after having managed the political forces of the completion of the posts of chairman of the parliament and the presidency, where he was elected the House of Representatives last Thursday, (the 24th of July present), the Kurdistan Alliance candidate Fuad Masum, the president of the republic after receiving the votes of 211 out of 269 deputies who attended the session, and after that he had squeal of the Presidency of the Parliament, in (15 this month), during its third meeting of the fourth session, which was held under the chairmanship of the President of the older, Mehdi al-Hafez, in the presence of 207 deputies, the county National coalition led by Iyad Allawi, where he was elected Salim al-President of the Parliament, succeeding Osama Najafi, and Haider al-Abadi first deputy speaker of parliament, and Mohammad Ali Aram second deputy.

    http://translate.googleusercontent.c...#ixzz392BELnMZ

    * THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC HAS ANNNOUNCED THAT RESTORATION OF SECURITY IS A PRIORITY FOR HIM. *

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    Analysis: Sunni Insurgents and Kurds Untangling Iraq's “Artificial” Borders

    Analysis: Sunni Insurgents and Kurds Untangling Iraq's “Artificial” Borders
    By RUDAW

    A Kurdish Peshmerga planting the flag of Kurdistan in Kirkuk, June 2014.


    MONTREAL, Canada — The recent seizures of swaths of land by the Kurds and Sunni insurgents in Iraq has called into question borders that were drawn nearly a century ago. Since the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) launched its assault on the Iraqi city of Mosul in early June, Iraq has effectively been partitioned.



    Jihadist-led Sunni rebels proclaimed a “caliphate” stretching from Aleppo in Syria to Diyala, northeast of Baghdad, while Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani signaled the Kurds would take steps towards independence including new territories Kurdish fighters seized in the north. Iraq’s Shia prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, has been left in control of Baghdad and of the south.



    Iraq was carved out under the secret 1916 Sykes-Picot agreement, through which the British and French partitioned their respective spheres of influence after World War I.



    “New state borders were drawn in European capitals without giving any regard to the historical and local conditions. Lines were drawn in the sand, in the mountains and in the towns and villages of the MENA (Middle East and North Africa.) Within a short period of time, people became members of new political entities,” Khaled Salih, vice chancellor of the University of Kurdistan in Erbil, told Rudaw in an email interview.



    “Most of these artificially created borders divided and combined different ethnicities and sectarian groups which today have created enormous problems in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon,” agreed Michael M. Gunter, Professor at Tennessee Technological University and an expert on Kurdish affairs.



    “It is not so much up to us to re-consider how these borders were originally drawn, as much as it is up to us to accommodate ourselves to the changes that are now occurring particularly in Syria and Iraq involving the Kurds and the lines of separation between the Sunni and Shiite,” Gunter maintained.



    The secret accord initially aimed to secure French and British trade and oil interests along with creating artificial nation-states, which proved problematic early on.



    “No place in the Middle East is truly homogeneous and one of the big challenge of creating national boundaries is that those minorities need to be integrated or they suffer repression,” Howard Eissenstat, history professor at the University of St-Lawrence in New York and an expert in the late Ottoman Empire, told Rudaw in a phone interview.



    The recent territorial claims by Sunni insurgents and the open Kurdish pursuit of independence are perhaps the biggest threat Iraq’s unity — and the Sykes-Picot agreement — since the nation was conceived.



    “With the collapse of the political orders in many states — particularly in Syria, Iraq and Libya — the notion of the nation-state has come tremendous pressure. It is now very likely that these states can be altered by internal forces from within these countries and by trans-border cooperation between armed groups,” Salih said.



    Baghdad is now caught between the Kurds and ISIS, which have no interest in Iraq’s unity. Barzani, the president of the autonomous Kurdish region, is moving forward with the plan for statehood as Baghdad fails to shift its policy toward Erbil or deliver the Kurdistan Region’s budget, which Baghdad cut in January over oil disputes.



    “Until recently, an independent state of Kurdistan was considered beyond the pale because it seemed to threaten the territorial integrity of the existing states. However, in recent years, the region has had plenty of time to adjust to the idea of Kurdish empowerment and with the seemingly collapse of Iraq and Syria as we knew them, at least independence for the KRG,” Gunter told Rudaw.

    Last week the Kurdistan Region’s Parliament passed a law to create an electoral commission independent of Baghdad, paving the way for a referendum on Kurdish independence.



    Yet unless it becomes more moderate, the extremist ISIS militia “in theory threatens all the existing states in the Middle East, possibly the KRG and Israel even more than the Arab states, because the KRG and Israel are not Arab,” Gunter said.



    “Although changes in the existing borders in favor of the KRG and Sunnis in Iraq and Syria now seem inevitable, too many changes too quickly would probably lead to instability,” Gunter warned.

    http://rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/310720141

  8. #8

    Baghdad ‘Cannot Win’ in Tanker Claim, Hawrami Warns

    Baghdad ‘Cannot Win’ in Tanker Claim, Hawrami Warns
    By RUDAW

    Ashti Hawrami: ‘The federal government of Iraq is trying to achieve in foreign courts and in the Iraqi Supreme Court what is denied to the federal government by the Iraqi constitution.’

    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Kurdistan Region’s energy minister said Wednesday that Iraq has filed a lawsuit in the United States to seize Kurdish oil on a tanker anchored in the Gulf of Mexico, but that it “cannot win.”


    “The KRG’s lawyers sent a letter to a court in Texas to explain the misrepresentations of the Iraqi federal government,” said Ashti Hawrami, minister of natural resources in the Kurdistan Regional Government.

    “The Iraqi federal government has petitioned a Texas court for an order to seize crude oil legally produced, exported, and sold by the KRG in accordance with the Iraqi constitution and law. The letter indicates the possibility of massive counterclaims against the federal government,” Hawrami said in a statement on the KRG’s website.



    “The federal government of Iraq is trying to achieve in foreign courts and in the Iraqi Supreme Court what is denied to the federal government by the Iraqi constitution,” Hawrami said.



    “The federal government cannot win, because our crude is legally produced, shipped, exported, and sold in accordance with the rights of the Kurdistan Region as set forth in the Iraqi constitution,” the minister added.



    “Our claims for unpaid compensation, which must be paid as provided in the Iraqi constitution and the law, will also be before any foreign court in which the federal government is seeking to attack us,” Hawrami warned.



    His comments came after a US judge refused permission to the United Kalavrvta tanker to unload its cargo of Kurdish crude in the United States.



    Federal magistrate Nancy K. Johnson said the tanker is not under the jurisdiction of the United States, given that it is outside territorial waters and is not permitted to unload its cargo.



    The dispute over the shipment, which was some 100 kilometers offshore Texas, should be resolved in Iraq between the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan autonomous region, Johnson said.



    On Monday, the judge issued an order for US Marshals to seize the one million barrels of crude from the United Kalavrvta, but later decided that was not enforceable.



    Also on Monday, lawyers representing the Iraqi government filed a lawsuit saying the Kurds had sold the oil without permission from the central government, Reuters reported.

    Johnson has scheduled a conference for the two sides to present their case.



    Lawyers said the tanker could sail away, or offload its cargo for delivery at another US Gulf of Mexico port outside of Texas.



    Iraq’s Oil Ministry has threatened to sue anyone who purchases oil from the Kurdistan Region after the KRG struck deals to sell crude oil via Turkey without first receiving Baghdad’s approval. The KRG has accused Baghdad of using bullying tactics to stop its oil sales and maintains that it will only keep the 17 percent share of the oil revenue sales, in line with the Iraqi constitution.



    The United States has warned against purchasing crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan because of the potential legal implications from Baghdad. The United Leadership tanker carrying Kurdish crude appeared to be bound for the US in June but ended up in Morocco.



    Marie Harf, deputy spokesperson for the State Department, told Rudaw that the State Department does not necessarily deem sales of crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan illegal, but “there’s a legal dispute process here, an arbitration mechanism. There will be a legal ruling on it.”



    Landing crude in the US is an important issue for Iraqi Kurdistan, which is trying to establish its own oil trade and is in dire need of revenue since Baghdad cut the region’s funding in January.



    The feud worsens as Baghdad-Erbil relations are already at rock bottom, and the Kurds are planning an independence referendum to break away from Iraq.

    http://rudaw.net/english/world/300720141

    * PERHAPS THE KURDS HAVE " FOUND " A MORE OBJECTIVE FORUM FOR JUDICIAL RESOLUTION OF THEIR VARIOUS CLAIMS AGAINST THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF IRAQ ? IT IS DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND HOW A U. S. FEDERAL COURT'S RULING ON IRAQI CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES WOULD BE APPROPRIATE JURISDICTIONALLY AND OR UNIVERSALLY, BUT MAYBE THE " PLAN " IS TO HAVE A RULING FROM / IN THE UNITED STATES WHERE THE KURDS PLAN TO SELL THEIR OIL ? *

  9. #9

    Speaker donates half of his salary to displaced citizens

    Speaker donates half of his salary to displaced citizens

    Thursday, 31 July 2014 11:55

    Baghdad (AIN) –The Speaker of the Parliament, Salim al-Jobouri, declared donating half of his salary to help the displaced families till the crisis settled.

    Jobouri reported in a statement received by All Iraq News Agency ''There are many talks about the privileges and the salary of the Speaker of the Parliament, and I say that our benefits should be for Iraq and its people, therefore I decided to donate the half of my salary for the displaced families till their crisis is solved.''

    http://www.alliraqnews.com/en/index....laced-citizens

    ( Repeat : Posted in the forum late yesterday by another )
    Last edited by chattels; 07-31-2014 at 09:54 AM.

  10. #10

    Why Islamic State has no sympathy for Hamas

    Why Islamic State has no sympathy for Hamas

    Most of today's Salafist jihadist movements have no interest in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, for the time being regarding it as irrelevant. Instead, their call is to engage in intense, bloody confrontations involving bombings, executions, and suicide attacks against governments headed by Muslims and against Muslim civilians.

    Summary⎙ Print The Islamic State does not regard fighting Israel as legitimate and calls instead for first "purifying" the Islamic world, including challenging Hamas.

    Author Ali Mamouri

    Posted July 29, 2014

    Translator(s)Zachary Cuyler

    Al-Qaeda has followed this course for decades, and now the Islamic State (IS) is following in al-Qaeda's footsteps, fighting a brutal war across swathes of Iraq and Syria and in an effort to “purify” these areas through killings and population displacement. Once taking territory, it is not mobilizing the populations under its control in opposition to the Israeli military operations in Gaza. Why is this?

    Some jihadists or pro-jihadist Salafists have issued video clips and tweets explaining their lack of assistance to the Palestinians. One tweet stated, “The Hamas government is apostate, and what it is doing does not constitute jihad, but rather a defense of democracy [which Salafists oppose].” Another tweet said, “Khaled Meshaal: Hamas fights for the sake of freedom and independence. The Islamic State: it fights so that all religion can be for God.” Meshaal is head of Hamas' political bureau.

    On July 22, the Egyptian Salafist sheikh Talaat Zahran declared that it is inappropriate to aid the people of Gaza because they do not follow a legitimate leadership, and because they are equivalent to Shiites since they follow them, referring to Hezbollah and Iran, with which the Sunni Hamas movement has been allied. Thus the jihadists' position is not simply a political stance, but stems from Salafist theological principles.

    Salafists believe that jihad must be performed under legitimate leadership. This argument is advanced through the “banner and commander” concept, which holds that whoever undertakes jihad must follow a commander who fulfills the criteria of religious and political leadership and has raised the banner of jihad. Given that there is neither a legitimate leader nor a Salafist-approved declaration of jihad in Palestine, fighting there is forbidden.

    In addition, for Salafists, if non-Muslims control Islamic countries and apostates exist in the Islamic world, the Islamic world must be cleansed of them before all else. In short, the purification of Islamic society takes priority over combat against non-Islamic societies. On this basis, Salafists see conflict with an allegedly illegitimate Hamas government as a first step toward confrontation with Israel. Should the opportunity for military action present itself in the Palestinian territories, Salafists would fight Hamas and other factions deemed in need of “cleansing” from the land and engage Israel afterward.

    This approach has its roots in Islamic history, which Salafists believe confirms the validity of their position. Relevant points of historical reference include the first caliphate of Abu Bakr, which gave priority to fighting apostates over expanding Islamic conquests, which occurred later, during the second caliphate, under Umar bin al-Khattab. Likewise, Saladin fought the Shiites and suppressed them before he engaged the crusaders in the Holy Land.

    Salafists today see that their priority as fighting Shiites, “munafiqin” (dissemblers, or false Muslims) and apostates, whom they call the “close enemy.” During the current war in Gaza, a number of IS fighters have burned the Palestinian flag because they consider it a symbol of the decline of the Islamic world, which succumbed to national divisions through the creation of independent political states. In Salafist doctrine, the entire Islamic world must be united under a single state, an Islamic caliphate, which IS declared in late June.

    Salafist groups active in Gaza have engaged in various rivalries with Hamas there, but they have not succeeded in establishing a foothold of any significance. Some groups have posted video clips acknowledging their support for IS following the group’s recent victories in Iraq and Syria. The main dispute between Hamas and Salafist groups rests on their disparate principles. Hamas is more realistic and pragmatic than the jihadist Salafists. The former has political priorities in liberating Palestinian land, whereas the latter has religious priorities in the establishment of a totalitarian Islamic caliphate and considers the Israeli issue secondary to this central goal.

    http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/orig...#ixzz392POTT00

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