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    " The Dinar Daily ", Friday, 1 August 2014

    It is EVICT MALIKI DAY + NINETY - TWO ( 92 ) or " E - M DAY + 92 "

    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 A COMMENT FROM VISSER RE : PM"S. Question : All names that given or promoted or some western suggestions made about them I believe have similar if not same Maliki problems.
    RV, do you agree with this?

    In your view is there away Iraq could get new face as PM instead iof these lingering four or five names?

    Answer ( Visser ) : I don’t see any sudden surprises here. Tareq Najm is the least known of the 4-5 names that recur (others being Abd al-Mahdi, Chalabi & Shahristani) and some will possibly give him the benefit of doubt compared to the others. With Abd al-Mahdi I would expect a return to CPA-era politics (“governing council”) with no clearly defined centre of power. Chalabi and Shahristani also lack substantial party bases but would likely be more prone to try to repeat the Maliki model of centralising power, probably with little success though.

    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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    President of the Republic confirms the need for cooperation between politicians and c

    President of the Republic confirms the need for cooperation between politicians and clerics to deter terrorists.

    01/08/2014 11:08:00

    BAGHDAD / Nina /-- President of the Republic Fuad Masum, stressed the need for political cooperation with the clergy to face the terrorists and abort their attempts to distort the essence of religion by exploitation of religious symbols to serve their own despicable interests.

    Maasum expressed during receiving a delegation from Shiite Waqf / Endowment /, chaired by Saleh al-Haidari, according a statement by the presidency office , his well to form a committee or religious body comprising senior clerics representing different religions and sects seeking to educate people and show the true essence of religion .

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

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    The central government handed the Anbar province, / 20 / billion dinars to compensate

    The central government handed the Anbar province, / 20 / billion dinars to compensate the victims of military operations

    31/07/2014 21:56:00

    Ramadi / NINA/ Anbar province received on Thursday / 20 / billion dinars to compensate the victims of military operations taking place in the province.

    Member of Al Anbar provincial Council, Ahmed Humaid told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that the provincial council formed special committees to identify and determine the damage, and will compensate all those affected in various regions of the province.

    Anbar province, a major provinces of Iraq, witnesses military operations launched by the military units after the control of the ISIS organization a number of cities, in order to regain control on them, that resulted in the destruction of these operations and damaged many homes and shops as well as damaged institutions and civil offices.

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

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    UN worried about the rise in violence and instability in Iraq

    UN worried about the rise in violence and instability in Iraq

    31/07/2014 20:31:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / United Nations has expressed on Thursday concern about the high levels of violence and instability in various parts of Iraq and its impact on the daily lives of citizens.

    The Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq Dr. Jacqueline Badcock said in a press statement that "there is a need to deliver humanitarian aid in a prompt, safe and unhindered now.

    She added that they urgently need to provide life-saving assistance and the restoration of basic services to the communities affected by the conflict, as well as to internally displaced persons and refugees, new and existing, regardless of their religion, race or ethnicity.

    She noted that many of the newly displaced people have fled to areas controlled by the Kurds or to the south, while others are still trapped in the conflict zones of active and in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.

    It showed that in many cases, the targeting of basic services, including sanitation, water supply, power grids, creating an unnecessary additional result to the suffering of the civilian population.

    Mrs Badcock confirmed that it must ensure that civilians are able to leave the areas affected by the violence, with dignity and with respect for the safety of their right to humanitarian assistance.

    She confirmed "that the United Nations and humanitarian partners willing to help, but to do so, all parties to the conflict must be consistent to cease hostilities and to ensure safe access and unhindered humanitarian personnel and goods to communities in need."

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

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    Jaafary, Nijaifi stress adhering to constitution, endorsing important law

    Jaafary, Nijaifi stress adhering to constitution, endorsing important law

    Friday, 01 August 2014 11:46

    Baghdad (AIN) –The head of the Iraqi National Alliance, Ibraheem al-Jaafary, received the head of Mutahidon Coalition, Osama al-Nijaifi, at his office in Baghdad on last Thursday evening.

    A statement by Jaafary's office received by AIN cited "Both sides discussed the complementary roles of the three authorities, Executive, Legislative and Judicial, under the current compromises to boost the general interests of the country."

    "They stressed the necessity of adhering to the constitution and legislating the laws that concern the citizens directly," the statement concluded.

    http://www.alliraqnews.com/en/index....-important-law

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    Liberals: National Coalition does not want the separation of a coalition of state law

    Liberals: National Coalition does not want the separation of a coalition of state law

    Thu Jul 31 2014 23:44 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Twilight News

    Confirmed the parliamentary Liberal bloc of the Sadrist movement led by Muqtada al-Sadr, on Thursday, the National Coalition does not want to get out of the house of state law, the National Alliance because of the crisis, the prime ministerial candidate.

    A member of the bloc Prince Kanani, in an interview with "Twilight News", "The thing is agreed upon until now for most of the components of the National Alliance is the absolute rejection of the third term of the current Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki."

    Kanani explained that "the National Coalition works through negotiations to keep the brothers in the rule of law within the National Alliance to agree on a candidate for prime minister without resorting to the crisis because of divisions as prime minister."

    And rotating components is considerable disagreement within the National Alliance on the back of al-Maliki refused to take the post of prime minister for a third term, against the insistence of and adherence to the rule of law coalition candidate through to head the government.

    Offset the Shiite forces rejected the state's third owners of the broad support of the political forces and Sunni, Kurdish, which sees the need to hand over the post of prime minister to the admissibility of character are the political parties.

    http://translate.googleusercontent.c...#ixzz398NzlVQm

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    Barzani speaks of two paths for the Kurds in Iraq: we can not wait for an unknown fat

    Barzani speaks of two paths for the Kurds in Iraq: we can not wait for an unknown fate

    Thu Jul 31 2014 23:53 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Twilight News

    The head of the Kurdistan Region, Massoud Barzani, on Thursday, said the province is working on two tracks to provide assistance for the success of the political process in Iraq, and seeking to decide the fate of the Kurds.

    Barzani said in a speech during his inspection outposts forces Alپیhmrگh in Jalawla and Saadia my part in Khanaqin and pursued by "Twilight News", that in light of the efforts and sacrifices Alپeshmrگh lives of the people of Kurdistan and the million and two hundred thousand displaced persons in safety and stability.

    He added that the tasks forces Alپeshmrگh tasks are great, historical, and she sacrificed her life for the people live in safety and security, so it is linked to the survival of the Kurdistan existence.

    Between Barzani and that their circumstances will improve and will provide forces Alپeshmrگh arms and sophisticated equipment, and stressed that in all cases, we must be ready.

    Regarding the speech of some officials in power in Baghdad for stationing forces Alپeshmrگh in these regions, Barzani said that he should not ask them to Alپeshmrگh concentration in these areas, and what was its fate was controlled by now?

    He pointed out that after the fall of the regime have made ​​unremitting efforts and we tried a lot to build a democratic Iraq, and that Iraq remains united, but we say it, and quite frankly, we can no longer do anything, and we have given everything in our power to Iraq and we can not wait for an unknown fate.

    Barzani said that the Kurdistan Region is working on two tracks first, help the political process in Iraq, and at the same time we are working towards exercising the right of self-determination for the people of Kurdistan.

    And arrived in Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani earlier, on Thursday, to Khanaqin to lose Alپeshmrگh Kurdish forces stationed in the region and the situation of refugees who have fled to the city to escape the security events in hot areas in Diyala.

    Barzani had been made ​​during the day of the Feast similar visits to Kirkuk and Nineveh to offer congratulations on the way and see the field on the conditions of the Kurdish forces stationed to protect the disputed areas from attacks by terrorists "Daash."

    http://translate.googleusercontent.c...#ixzz398OdorcZ

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    Iraq’s President Threatens to Resign as Deadlock Ensues over Prime Minister

    Iraq’s President Threatens to Resign as Deadlock Ensues over Prime Minister
    By RUDAW

    Massoum: 'If I am pressured to nominate a candidate, I will not hesitate to step down.'

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraq’s newly-elected President Fouad Massoum warned the country’s parliament that he would step down if the parties failed to nominate a candidate for the post of prime minister.

    “I was elected president by all the Iraqi factions,” Massoum told representatives. “And I would never nominate anyone for the post of prime minister without all parties’ consent and blessing.”
    The president warned: “if I am pressured to nominate a candidate, I will not hesitate to step down.”


    Rudaw has learned that Iraq’s acting Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has urged Massoum to nominate him “since he represents the largest coalition in the parliament.”

    The president has reportedly declined Maliki’s appeal and said he would not use his presidential powers to nominate anyone “without the clear support of all Iraqi factions.”

    Iraq’s parliament elected Massoum as the new president last week. In line with the country’s constitution, the president should assign the prime minister to form a new cabinet.

    Sources told Rudaw that the Shiite State of the Law was among the first factions to submit a petition to the president to nominate Maliki for the post.

    According to Iraq’s constitution, the prime minister should be elected from the largest coalition group in the parliament. The Shiite parties hold most of the seats in the national assembly but have so far not announced any major coalitions.

    The State of the Law with 93 seats has insisted on nominating Maliki as the sole Shiite candidate.

    The Kurdish and Sunni factions have absolutely rejected a third term for Maliki. Even within the Shiite parties, Muqtada al-Sadr and his powerful bloc have spoken against the embattled prime minister, as has the Shiite Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, who has appealed to Maliki not to run for a third term.

    With the president and parliament speaker elected last month -- as the country is in the throes of a massive Sunni rebellion and with a third of the country in the hands of jihadi-led rebels -- a decision on the prime minister is the only hurdle standing in the way of Iraq forming a new government.

    http://rudaw.net/english/middleeast/iraq/01082014
    Last edited by chattels; 08-01-2014 at 11:29 AM.

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    Peshmerga to Receive Advanced Weapons

    Peshmerga to Receive Advanced Weapons

    By RUDAW



    Barzani with Peshmerga forces south of Khanaqin.

    KHANAQIN, Kurdistan Region – Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani promised Peshmerga forces they would soon have advanced weapons in their fight to defend their borders, and said the forces have not occupied any territories outside Kurdish lands.

    “I assure you that in the near future we put advanced weapons at your disposal,” Barzani said to a group of military officials and Peshmerga fighters in Khanaqin. “We are now trying to acquire advanced weapons for you, though your will is stronger than all weapons.”

    He praised the Peshmerga for their resistance against militants of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS), who have engaged the Kurdish forces in daily battles not far from Khanaqin.

    “We know you have been under intense pressure but you have stood like the mountains and have not let the enemy do any harm to Kurdistan,” he said. “You face death in order to give life to your people.”

    Peshmerga forces have been battling unceasing attacks from IS in the town of Jalawla that was wrested from the militants only last week, after a loss of more than 20 Peshmerga lives.

    “You the Peshmerga have guaranteed a kind of security and safety in Kurdistan where 1.2 million Iraqi refugees have now come in search of shelter,” said Barzani. “This is an honor achieved by you.”

    Khanaqin has been under the control of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) since 2003, but since June the Peshmerga have established a foothold in large parts of northern Diyala, Kirkuk and Nineveh.

    The president dismissed claims that Kurdish forces have occupied territories outside their region: “In Baghdad they complain and say that Peshmerga have occupied territories, but we ask them ‘if the Peshmerga leave, will you be able to defend these areas? Why didn’t you protect it before?’”

    He was referring to the Iraqi army, which collapsed and melted away in the face of IS attacks in the early days of their advance in Iraq’s Sunni regions.

    “The Peshmerga haven’t occupied any territories,” Barzani added. “They are only protecting the people.”

    Barzani said that the Kurds try to defend their land and that none of the efforts “for the past 100 years to build a democratic Iraq” has worked.

    “The Kurds did their best to build a new democratic and federal Iraq where a culture of existence would prevail,” said Barzani of the Kurdish participation in Iraqi politics after the regime change in 2003. “But sadly, despite all the efforts the other parties are not willing to live together or keep Iraq together.”

    The president hinted that the Kurds may soon have to go their separate way.

    “As long as we live with Baghdad we will try to solve the problems, but in the meantime we will continue our strategic policies because the time has come for the Kurds to decide their future,” he said.

    “We don’t want anyone to blame us later,” he added. “We will live on friendly terms with everyone, but we cannot wait for an uncertain future forever.”

    He said the Kurds had done what they could for Iraq’s integrity, but it did not work: “So we have no choice but to think of our own people’s future,” said Barzani.

    Advising the Peshmerga and their commanders, the Kurdish president said, “I ask you to not ever underestimate your enemy.”

    “We must always be on guard,” he concluded. “Our road ahead is long and with many challenges.”

    Rudaw.net

  10. #10

    Citizen: the National Alliance will choose its candidate for prime minister before th

    Citizen: the National Alliance will choose its candidate for prime minister before the hearing next Tuesday

    Editor Ali Jassim - Friday 1 August 2014 13:59









    Alsumaria News / Baghdad
    Revealed a mass citizen, said Friday that the National Alliance will hold a meeting before the parliamentary session next Tuesday to choose a candidate for prime minister, and as shown there are a number of candidates to fill the position, confirmed that the meetings are still going on between the components of the alliance to choose one of the candidates.

    The MP said the bloc citizen, Habib Terminal in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "The National Alliance will hold a meeting before the parliamentary session next Tuesday to choose a candidate for prime minister."

    The Terminal "There are a number of candidates to fill the position, but he is no agreement on a specific candidate," pointing out that "dialogues and meetings are still going on between the components of the National Alliance for the selection of one of their candidates."

    The leader of the Islamic Supreme Council warned Mohammed al-Masoudi, on Thursday (July 31, 2014), of "civil war" as a result cling to power, as he emphasized that the issue of Fallujah need for a political solution and not Balaskar and security forces.

    The MP from the state law, Haitham al-Jubouri, on Thursday (July 31, 2014), a waiver of his coalition as prime minister as a "betrayal" of the Secretariat being the largest bloc, with reiterated that the only candidate for the post is Nouri al-Maliki.

    The MP for the Liberal bloc Riad al-Saadi said, in a Wednesday (July 30, 2014), 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.

    He said the religious authority, Mr. Mahmoud Hashemi, in July 29, 2014, that the nomination of president of the new government in Iraq must be determined as set apart by the polls, stressing the unnecessary adherence to constitutional entitlement to the new government.

    The differences are still going on within the National Alliance for the selection of the prime minister for the next government at a time, which is still state law clings Nouri al-Maliki as prime minister, the other blocks within the coalition of the Liberal and the citizen refuses this nomination, as well as the other blocks out of the coalition is still continuing in its refusal Cutter to take over as prime minister Nuri al-Maliki for the third session.


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