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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.
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.
Haydar al-Abbadi Is the New Iraq PM Candidate
Posted by Reidar Visser on Monday, 11 August 2014 13:48
Today, what remains of the pan-Shiite National Alliance formally presented Haydar al-Abbadi of the Daawa party as their PM candidate. Abbadi will be charged by President Fuad Masum to replace the current PM, Nuri al-Maliki.
The political realities behind this move can be summarized as follows. For some weeks, pressure has been building inside Maliki’s State of Law coalition to have him changed. Finally today, factions led by Haydar al-Abbadi of the Daawa and Hussein al-Shahristani, the current deputy PM, broke with Maliki to nominate Abbadi for PM. Early reports suggests 38 Daawa MPs and 12 members of the Shahristani bloc abandoned Maliki, leaving him with the backing of only around 45 members of the original 95-member State of Law bloc. It is worth noting that the traditionally pro-Iranian Badr organization has not been enumerated among the 128 or so supporters of Abbadi.
Constitutionally and legally, today’s developments also clear the air. Until yesterday, Maliki could plausibly plead the case that the president should have charged him with forming the government before the official deadline expired. However, today’s action by the Shiite alliance showed that Maliki’s claim to represent the largest bloc no longer has any basis, because State of Law has disintegrated. Accordingly, Maliki’s promise to bring the case before the Iraqi federal supreme court will be of academic interest only. Any attempt by him to challenge the nomination through other means than the court will be profoundly anti-democratic.
Haydar al-Abbadi is a former finance minister who is well liked by groups outside the Daawa and State of Law, who elected him as deputy speaker for the new parliament earlier. He will now have 30 days to present his cabinet for approval by the Iraqi parliament with an absolute majority.
Start commissioning (Abadi) by a presidential decree By khabaar khaba 11/08/2014 04:58
The leader of the Supreme Council, led by Mr. Ammar al-Hakim, Fadi al-Shammari reporter Agency for News News (et) shortly before the start of commissioning procedures by a presidential decree for the National Alliance candidate for prime minister Haider al-Abadi.
The feet of the National Alliance, a leader in the coalition of state law and the Dawa Party, Haider Abadi, head of the new government.
And got Agency for News News (et) on official documents show that the Alliance was formally presented to the prime minister, al-Abadi.
Aajl..masom cost Abadi to form the next government Monday, August 11 / August 2014 15:10
Commissioned by President Fuad Masum, the day Monday, the National Alliance candidate for prime minister Haidar al-Abbadi to form a government.
According to a source familiar with told all of Iraq [where] that "the infallible and after Abadi nomination for prime minister instructed the latter to form the next government."
The National Reform Movement, led by Ibrahim al-Jaafari announced officially on Monday, the nomination of the leader of the Islamic Dawa Party and the current First Deputy Speaker of the House Haider Abadi for the post of prime minister in the government Aljdidh.anthy
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.
Published on Aug 11, 2014
Declared the presidency formally approve commissioning Haider Abadi, the formation of the new government.
Sources of Baghdadi President Fuad Masum, cost-Abadi told a news conference at the headquarters of the Presidency and the presence of the President of Parliament, Salim al.
, and The National Alliance has announced his candidacy Haider Abadi, in a letter sent to the presidency attached to the signing of 127 MPs from the National Alliance, representing blocs of advocacy and independent Almndutin in the State of Law coalition and the Liberal blocs and coalitions of citizens and reform and virtue.
- Birth and maintain: 1952 Baghdad
His father, Dr. Jawad al-Abadi doctor known and who served as director of the hospital nervous in Baghdad and the inspector general of the Health Ministry and has his retirement in 1979 in the list of 42 doctors decision of the Revolution Command Council dissolved due to lack of loyalty to the Baath regime. Died in London and was buried where not to allow the former regime opponents to bury their dead in their own country.
MP Haydar Abbadi
- Completed the study in the elementary and middle eastern Karrada in Baghdad.
- Finished junior high school in junior high in central Baghdad in 1970.
- He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Technology in Baghdad in electrical engineering in 1975.
- Familiarize doctoral and master's degrees at the University of Manchester in England at his own expense, and earned a doctorate in electrical and electronic engineering in 1980.
- Belonged to the Islamic Dawa Party in 1967, a few days after a setback in June at the age of fifteen years and practiced his activity in the party and in the outside in the security conditions extremely dangerous, especially with the takeover of the Baath regime on the capabilities of the country and the arrest of some officials partisans who persevered steadfastness of the heroes and the martyrdom of others mercy God.
- Currently in charge of the Political Bureau of the Party and spokesman in his name in addition to his membership in the leadership of the Islamic Dawa Party.
- Took over the responsibility to speak on behalf of the Islamic Dawa Party in Britain and abroad, especially to the media, global in exposing the crimes of the former regime and found guilty and defend the Iraqi people and the rejection of the blockade imposed on it, and attendance at international forums and in the UN definition Bmazlomah the Iraqi people at a time when much of the world is silent or supports the Baathist regime in its crimes against the Iraqi people.
- Has had a prominent presence in opposition to the Baathist regime and decisively to address the elements of the former regime and abroad participated in the activities of the opposition against the regime and also contributed to the national conferences of the opposition which was attended by the Islamic Dawa Party.
- In 1983, his passport was withdrawn by order of the Presidency of the intelligence system on charges of activity hostile to the Baath regime by documents found.
- In 1982, the Baath regime executed two of his brothers, one a university professor and two employees in the state on charges of belonging to the Islamic Dawa Party. In 1981 the former regime arrested his brother, who was third in the second year of the College of Medicine and spent ten years in prison on the same charge.
- In 1980, took over the responsibility of the Office for the Middle East, the Islamic Dawa Party which is based in Beirut.
- In 1979, became a member of the executive leadership of the Islamic Dawa Party.
- In 1977, he was responsible for the Islamic Dawa Party organizations in Britain.
MP Haydar Abbadi
- Currently vice president of the House of Representatives where he was elected for the rule of law in the elections of April 2014 is a member of the House of Representatives since 2006 for the city of Baghdad.
- In the same year he was elected Chairman of the Committee of Economy and Investment and Reconstruction, one of the committees main actors and vitality in the House of Representatives is the most important achievements under his presidency: to pursue the development and rehabilitation of public sector companies to the state through legislation and financial allocations, and follow up the implementation of investment budgets and the reasons for the lag in implementation, and strive to provide facilities and to support the industrial and agricultural sector and encourage national industries, and contribute to the legislation, a package of economic laws the task of which the Investment Law and Consumer Protection Law and the Law on the protection of national products and the customs tariff law and competition law and antitrust and other laws essential for the development and protection of the Iraqi economy and improve the standard of living of citizens and decent work for them .
- In 2005 he became an adviser to the Prime Minister, where he took several files, including his appointment as general coordinator for the city of Tal Afar to rid it from the control of al-Qaeda and terrorism excommunicating where deemed of the most successful achievements of the government at that time and set an example for the cooperation of the people and tribes of different affiliations and persuasions to confront and expel the terror of national unity between the sons city. It also took over the task of coordination with the United Nations about the displaced Iraqis caused by terrorist acts. The Foundation took over the follow-up information for the development of its standards and digital computers in Iraq
- Appointed Minister of Communications in 2003, where he oversaw the reconstruction of switches that were destroyed during the war and re-ground telephone service in record time. In his tenure as the ministry expanded Internet service quickly began as the first wireless phone service. Also develop a plan for the Ministry relies rehabilitate Iraqi capabilities in the telecommunications sector, and a strategy to develop a comprehensive and essential infrastructure at the near and medium and long term, and that the adoption of the latest technology available, and draw a clear policy for the telecommunications sector and the development of structuring the work of this sector in Iraq in order to launch its capabilities and provide the service that you need country.
Professional work and career:
- After receiving a bachelor's degree in 1975, the work of a lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Technology in Baghdad, for being ahead in the study where he was second in the sequence section.
- Work from 1981 to 1987 as president of the research team at the company (LDPE) in London for the rapid transfer of the vertical and using modern technology based on his dissertation. It also assumed responsibility for the implementation of electronic control in the project for the transfer of the vertical in the center of the City of London.
- In 1987 he became an expert in the technology of rapid transit in London.
- Contributed in 1997 in planning for quick transfer of vertical giant virtual city and planned to be built in the future in Japan with an area of one million square meters, which can accommodate one million people and a height of a thousand meters.
- In 1998 received a grant for technology innovation from the Ministry of Trade and Industry, UK.
- Participated in the design of electronic transmission pedestrian bridge to the second millennium in London in 1999 on the basis of his research for a patent.
- In 2001, has been patented in London for his work in the field of rapid transit (Snkerorel) using modern technology, the adoption of his thesis for a doctorate.
- Took over the presidency of the Foundation sophisticated technology in London in 1993, in addition to his work an expert in technology Rapid Transit until 2003 when he returned to Iraq after the fall of the former regime.
- Has a scientific research about the control system setups and designs for new types of electric motors with electronic control and also participated in many seminars and scientific conferences in Britain.
- A professor of materials science and verses of the Koran and the interpretation of provisions in the Islamic College in London in conjunction with the British Brunel University students for undergraduate study years 1999 to 2003.
- Has a research on the position of Islam, democracy and the concept of one nation, and about intolerance and issued a book entitled "Manual of Science in the Koran."
- Research has English on the interpretation of the verses of the Koran and texts and sentences in the verses of the Islamic faith beliefs.
- Participation and lecturing at many conferences and courses and Islamic cultural and overseeing the annual cultural conferences.
Meet Haider al-Abadi, the man named Iraq’s new prime minister
Iraq's president on Monday named Haider al-Abadi as the country's new prime minister, an appointment that came amid speculation that the embattled incumbent, Nouri al-Maliki, would cling to power even after his country had dissolved into chaos and the United States made it clear that it would not support him as leader anymore.
But who is Abadi? Born in Baghdad in 1952, Abadi was educated at the University of Baghdad and later received a doctorate from the University of Manchester in Britain. He lived in Britain for many years after his family was targeted by Saddam Hussein's Baathist regime. He was trained as an electrical engineer, but he entered politics after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. He became minister of communications in the Iraqi Governing Council in September 2003, then was a key adviser to Maliki in Iraq's first post-invasion elected government. Just weeks ago, he was elected deputy speaker of parliament, and he has been considered a contender for prime minister in the past two elections.
The bigger question, however, is whether Abadi will be able to overcome the challenges confronting Iraq more successfully than Maliki. Like Maliki, he's a Shiite Muslim and is a member of the ruling State of Law coalition. One of the chief criticisms of Maliki was that he entrenched Iraq's sectarian politics, filling the government with Shiite politicians and limiting Sunni and Kurdish power.
Earlier this summer, Abadi gave a striking interview to the Huffington Post's Mehdi Hasan in which he discussed the possibility of Iranian intervention in the fight against the Islamic State, the Sunni extremist group that has taken over vast swaths of Iraq.
"We are waiting for the Americans to give us support," he said in the June interview. "If U.S. air strikes [happen], we don't need Iranian air strikes. If they don't, then we may need Iranian strikes." Abadi has also had differences with Iraq's Kurdish community at points: Last year he warned that a dispute over Iraqi Kurdistan's oil exports could lead to the "disintegration" of the country, and he was criticized by Kurdish politicians during the negotiations over the 2013 budget.
However, Abadi does seem to be aware that the Iraqi government and security forces have made serious mistakes in the current conflict. He told Hasan that the government needs to listen to stories of the "excesses" of the security forces to decide how to respond. And he was clear that Iraq needed to avoid being dragged into the type of war the Islamic State clearly desires.
"We have to be careful not to become involved in a sectarian war," he told Hasan. "Shias are not against Sunnis and Sunnis are not against Shias."
Reidar Visser, an academic expert on Iraqi politics, says that although Abadi comes from the same political faction as Maliki, he enjoys much broader support, especially from Kurds and Sunnis.
Part of this is his more distinguished background. "Many of the elites from the governing council-era consider him one of their own in terms of a prestigious family background, whereas Maliki was seen as more of an upstart from humble origins," Visser notes in an e-mail. "Things like that count in the (old-fashioned and traditional) Iraqi establishment."
President Fouad Massoum, a Kurd, seemed confident Monday that Abadi could lead the country. “Now the Iraqi people are in your hands,” he said as he shook Abadi's hand.
MOSCOW, August 12 (RIA Novosti) - Prime Minister-designate Haider Abadi began talks with the parties of the country's parliament on the formation of a new government, the Sky News Arabia TV channel reported Tuesday. Abadi confirmed that he is ready to discuss "not only the formation of a new government, but also a general policy of overcoming constitutional, political and economic issues in Iraq."
The prime minister-designate called on all political forces "that respect the constitution and democratic practices to unite in the face of challenges Iraq needs to resolve."
According to the channel, the talks are to last for a month.
On Monday, Iraqi President Fuad Masum officially asked Abadi to form a new government. However, outgoing Prime Minister Nouri Maliki did not agree with Abadi's nomination and said he would take the case to court.
Maliki accused Masum of violating the constitution by failing to name a prime minister within 15 days. When President Masum was appointed on July 24, he had an initial 15-day period to go through the political process of appointing a new prime minister.
The process was jeopardized by Maliki's decision to seek a third term and reports that his Islamic Dawa Party had refused to cooperate in the formation of a new government.
The nomination of Abadi as prime minister-designate has been supported by the United States, the European Union and Iran.
Abadi's ((eighth day)): Cab of cabinet will be ready next week
Agency eighth dayAugust 11, 2014
BAGHDAD - ((eighth day))
Announced the new Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi assigned by the President of the Republic, that the ministerial cab will be ready within the next week.
Ebadi said in a statement ((eighth day)) that "naming ministers next government will be announced next week, but not accepted for the delay, stressing that the minister will be named on the basis of competence, integrity and history of all people of good candidates.
He added, We are keen on the participation of all political forces in the next government in order to build a democratic process sober.
The President of the Republic had commissioned Haider Abadi officially to form the next government as the National Alliance candidate for the presidency of Wazzra.t (AA-19)
A leading figure in the National Alliance, that "there is a vision within the National Alliance to reduce to 16 ministries and ministry only, noting that" this vision have been welcomed by most of the political blocs. "
And between the leadership, who preferred anonymity, said in a statement , told the news of news (et) that "there is a vision within the National Alliance go in two directions, reducing the ministries for 16 Ministry only there to accept the initial of the various political forces, adding that" there is asking another, which distribution files on major powers, meaning that the cost of services, for example, block the file or the file to be all economic ministries and agencies or economic positions than their share. "
The source added that "all the forces holds seats have a file and is subject to the control of the committees of the House of Representatives in order to determine successes and failures, stressing" that "this idea is accepted by all parties."
Baghdad (AIN) –The PM-designate, Haider al-Ebadi, assured his intention to hold the Ministerial Reduction.
Ebadi said in a press statement "There are several priorities for the next government such as eliminating the corrupted officials and reduce the costs of the ministries in the next budgets by reducing the number if the ministries."
Tariq Harb: the voting session on the government on September 9
Mon Aug 11 2014 18:18 | (Voice of Iraq)
The legal expert Tareq Harb, said the prime minister-designate, Haider Abadi, a period of 30 days to form a government.
The war in an interview with the site of the Central Council of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUKcc.net), on Monday, 08/11/2014, that the constitutional period, which should form Abadi, during which, the government, ending 30 days after the issuance of the decree of the Republic instructed to, noting that the deadline granted to Ebadi expire on 09.09.2014, and during this period, naming his ministers, and the preparation of the ministerial program of his government, pointing out that it depends on the consensus and nominations blocs, expressing his belief that there is almost unanimous support Abadi of the blocks, and expected success Abadi in the formation of the government during the constitutional period granted to him.
He pointed to a war that in the event failed to form a government in al-Abadi, or did not impair his cabinet confidence of the House of Representatives, Ffleris Republic, to instruct anyone else to form a government, without the requirement to be a candidate of the largest parliamentary bloc.
He pointed out that the war meeting of the Council of Representatives to vote on the government, should be next on September 9, indicating that there is no harm in delayed a day or two.
This was the President of the Republic Fuad Masum, issued a decree today, commissioned by the National Alliance candidate Haider Abadi, the formation of the new Federal Government.
She explained Member of Parliament for the Green bloc, MP Ala Talabani, in an interview for (PUKcc.net), on Monday, that the President of the Republic issued a decree Republican candidate commissioned the largest parliamentary bloc, a National Alliance to form a government.
Former MP: internal, Arab and international support for Abadi contributes to form the government in record time
BAGHDAD / NINA / The former MP, Izzat Shahbandar said, "The internal support by the political blocs and the Arab and international support for Haider Abadi will contribute to the formation of the government in record time."
He said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that " Haider Abadi will form the government as soon as possible, and in record time compared to the formation of the two governments in 2006 and 2010." noting that "the nature of the government that will be chosen by Abadi, will determine whether this government is capable of contain and absorb the problems and conflicts and challenges in the country. "
BAGHDAD—In a televised address on Thursday evening Nouri Maliki withdrew his bid for the post of prime minister in favor of Haider al-Abadi who was endorsed by the Shiite National Alliance earlier this week.
“I withdraw my candidacy for prime minister in favor of my brother Haider al-Abadi to safeguard the unity and stability of Iraq and the political process,” said Maliki.
According to Rudaw sources, leaders of the Dawa Party had held hours of extensive talks with Maliki to persuade him to step down.
Maliki who served as prime minister for eight years lost the support of Iraqi politicians and the international community, particularly the United States and Iran.
In his speech, the former prime minister defended his time in office and praised his achievements.
Maliki asked Iraqi security and armed forces to stay in their positions “and defend the country against terrorism.”
On Monday, Iraqi president Fuad Masum tasked al-Abadi with forming a new government four months after the country’s general elections.
The presidential move was welcomed by Iraq’s Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish groups. Washington, Tehran and the United Nations also backed al-Abadi's nomination.
Initially Maliki rejected the president’s decision, describing it “violation of the constitution” while there was fear of hostiles from security forces loyal to Maliki.
An official source told Rudaw that Maliki is expected to remain active in the political process and that he has demanded to be granted the post of the vice president.
Iraq's new prime minister has to move fast to bring unity to the country.
Last updated: 15 Aug 2014 14:56
Haider al-Abadi was nominated to form a new government on August 11. [EPA]
On August 14 Iraq witnessed another moment of peaceful transition of power, in a region that is unfamiliar with it. Nouri al-Maliki, who has held the post since 2006, and winner of the elections in April, decided to withdraw from his pursuit of a third term and backed another candidate from his own Dawa party, Haider al-Abadi, who was already nominated by a large alliance of parties and politicians.
It was at times an acrimonious process, with Maliki insisting that he was the only legal nominee for PM and threatening legal action against President Masum for nominating Abadi in a move he called a “constitutional violation”. But in the end the overwhelming support for a change in the premiership, both at home and abroad, convinced Maliki that his time was up.
Maliki retains leadership of his party and the State of Law coalition that has over 90 MPs in Iraq’s parliament, meaning he will remain a significant force in Iraqi politics. But the focus now is on his successor who comes into the role in arguably tougher conditions than Maliki did in 2006, at the height of the sectarian strife that ravaged the country. The continued threat of the Islamic State group, manifest in its capabilities to conduct ethnic cleansing almost at will, is the greatest single threat to the newly democratic Iraq since its creation in 2003.
While Abadi has never held the highest political offices in Iraq before, he will assume the premiership with unprecedented support from regional and international powers. The US, Iran, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia, have all expressed backing for the designation of Abadi as PM and urged the quick formation of a new government. A reset button seems to have been pressed by Iraq’s Kurdish and Sunni Arab parties with regards to Abadi, after they had a troubled relationship with his predecessor. There are encouraging signs that all parties will take part in the new government and present a united front against the war with the Islamic State group.
But there are several fundamental problems that the new PM will have to contend with in addition to the military battles that Iraq currently struggles with. Firstly, he will have to face the fractious nature of Iraq’s imposed unity governments that are based on unwritten sectarian quotas, meaning that disputes and gridlock are never far away.
Secondly, he will have to continue the battle to weed out corruption and incompetence, in all state institutions including the military, that paralyse the government’s ability to run the country properly.
Thirdly, he will have to address the grievances and aspirations of the government’s constituent communities; the Shia Arabs in the oil-rich but under-developed South, the Sunni Arabs in the Western and Northern provinces who have suffered the effects of terrorism and poor representation, and the Kurds in the autonomous Kurdish region that hope for independence after a history of conflict with Baghdad. He will also have to promote the inclusion of the numerous ethnic and religious minorities who face an existential threat and also little political influence.
Daunting is the challenge, and Abadi is an untested leader in an unenviable position. But he brings some notable characteristics to the job that will serve him better than his predecessor. He is a technocrat, speaks good English, and is willing to share decision-making and rely on professional advice.
He does not have the large circle of “friends” and advisors around him that isolated his predecessor, nor does he have much appetite to allow for one. He is not overly influenced by Iran or any other foreign country, nor has he made any enemies among Iraq’s wide spectrum of politicians. In fact he is amiable and understated in a manner similar to that of the other heads of office, Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jibouri and President Fuad Masum.
Being amiable is not enough though in a country being torn apart by extremist violence and sectarian hate. Even if foreign intervention stalls the Islamic State group and provides relief to those facing massacre, the unrefined nature of democracy in Iraq may render the most capable leader ineffective. The sectarian overtones that dominate internal debates, and inform foreign powers when addressing Iraq, in addition to the concentration of power in the hands of elites often distant from citizens, are reasons to be pessimistic. That Iraq in its entirety - every single ethnic and religious group - is under attack by the Islamic State group may unwittingly be the factor that pulls Iraq together, and that forces the PM and the rest to find solutions to Iraq’s many problems.
But time is not on Abadi’s side and whatever optimism there is will quickly evaporate when the stark reality of what Iraq has become begins to bear over him and the people. He needs to form a new government quickly, filling it with the right people for the right posts and not according to which party or sect they are from. The Islamic State group is at the doorstep and have one foot through the doorway already; any more failures by Iraq’s politicians is an invitation for them to come right in.
Is Haider al-Abadi capable of leading Iraq? And even if he is, can he do anything to prevent the cycle of violence that has plagued Iraq for decades? The answers need to come soon or risk becoming irrelevant.
Sajad Jiyad is a London-based independent analyst and researcher on Iraq.
Iraq premier-designate has his work cut out for him
Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Haider Abadi, left, with fellow lawmakers Salim Jabouri and Aram Sheik Mohammed in July. In parliament, Abadi earned a reputation for pragmatism and support of private enterprise. (Ali Abbas / European Pressphoto Agency)
By Shashank Bengali, Brian Bennett
Iraq's prime minister-designate is seen as more moderate, but also a cautious party stalwart
Even if he is able to form a ruling coalition, Iraq's Haider Abadi may still struggle to win Sunni support
August 14, 2014, 4:00 AM|Reporting from Washington
Early in 2007, with Iraq embroiled in sectarian violence, American diplomats in Baghdad tried to persuade a key Shiite Muslim lawmaker to support the easing of a ban on the Sunni Arab-dominated Baath Party..
At a meeting at the U.S. Embassy, the lawmaker, Haider Abadi, was noncommittal, saying that changes to the laws forbidding political activity by Saddam Hussein's old party would be a tough sell with Shiites. But Abadi, a British-educated engineer, also expressed hope that the rival sects would find common ground in opposition to Sunni-led Al Qaeda extremists.
Sunni lawmakers "are looking for allies," Abadi said, according to a State Department dispatch obtained by the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. "We are ready."
That encounter was quintessential Abadi, according to former U.S. officials and analysts who have followed the career of the man who was tapped this week to serve as Iraq's next prime minister.
Islamic State in Iraq and Syria
by Raoul Rañoa
Seen as less ideological and more moderate than many leading Shiite politicians — including the man he would replace, divisive two-term Prime Minister Nouri Maliki — he is at the same time a cautious party man who has rarely broken with the Shiite mainstream on crucial issues such as "de-Baathification" and power sharing.
With the United States now seeking to reverse the momentum of Islamic State, an Al Qaeda breakaway group that has swept across northern and western Iraq, Obama administration officials hope that Abadi will make good on previous overtures toward minority Sunni Arabs and Kurds and form a more inclusive, moderate government. As a former businessman and chairman of the parliament's finance committee, he earned a reputation for pragmatism and support of private enterprise.
"Abadi is known in Iraq as someone who can reach across the party aisle and has earned respect as a skilled negotiator," said a U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity in discussing internal assessments.
Yet even if Abadi is able to form a ruling coalition, he may still struggle to win the crucial support of Sunnis, whose disaffection with Maliki's sectarian policies has fueled the rise of the Sunni extremists. Abadi secured the prime ministerial nomination Monday with the backing of a Shiite coalition that includes supporters of former Oil Minister Hussein Shahristani, who has angered Sunni Arabs and Kurds by insisting that all Iraqi oil be controlled by the Shiite-led central government, and the radical cleric Muqtada Sadr.
"Neither he nor his coalition are auspicious in terms of expecting a significant change," said Kirk Sowell, a political analyst who edits the Inside Iraqi Politics newsletter and is based in Jordan.
"There were people around Maliki who were flamethrowers; [Abadi is] not a flamethrower. But at the same time, Abadi has never been known as someone who's pushing reforms.
On Wednesday, Maliki said in a weekly televised address that he would not give up power until Iraq's high court rules on his claim to office, but he pledged not to use force to keep his post. With support for Maliki evaporating, Abadi is moving ahead with forming a new Cabinet under a constitutionally mandated 30-day deadline.
Like Maliki, the Baghdad-born Abadi is a longtime member of the Islamic Dawa Party, a Shiite opposition group banned during Hussein's long rule. But the two men took different paths as exiles pushing for the dictator's overthrow.
In the 1980s, while Maliki took part in clandestine efforts from Syria and Iran to destabilize the Baathist-led government, Abadi lived in Britain, where he earned a doctorate in engineering from the University of Manchester. According to a biography on his Facebook page, two of his brothers were executed in Iraq in 1982 for being Dawa member.
Abadi remained with his family in Britain and ran a small company that, among other things, helped to modernize London's transportation system. He returned to Baghdad in 2003 after the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Hussein and became minister of communications in the Coalition Provisional Authority under American civilian administrator L. Paul Bremer III. Abadi was elected to Iraq's re-formed parliament in 2006.
Balding, with a neatly trimmed gray beard, Abadi is better known to Iraqis than Maliki was when U.S. officials plucked the latter from obscurity and backed him for the premiership. American diplomats who have since worked behind the scenes for Maliki's ouster believe Abadi may be more open-minded toward Washington and other Western allies, officials said.
“Abadi is known in Iraq as someone who can reach across the party aisle and has earned respect as a skilled negotiator.”
- U.S. official, referring to Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Haider Abadi
Before the Obama administration launched airstrikes last week against Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, Abadi was a vocal proponent of U.S. military intervention. He told the Huffington Post in June that renewed U.S. involvement would mean the Iraqi government would not have to rely solely on military support from Iran.
"There are some reasons to think he is not beholden to or enamored with Iran as Maliki has been," said David Pollock, a Middle East expert at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
In the same interview, Abadi acknowledged that Iraqi security forces had committed "excesses" that should be investigated, without elaborating. Under Maliki, the security forces were accused of abducting and torturing untold numbers of civilians, most of them Sunnis, who were being held without charges.
But Abadi rejected allegations that Maliki persecuted or marginalized Sunnis. He has also drawn the ire of Kurds for saying their demands for a greater share of oil revenue from the semiautonomous northern Kurdish region could cause Iraq's "disintegration."Experts say that as prime minister, Abadi would have to take swift steps to reform Iraq's security establishment and share sufficient power with Sunni Arabs and Kurds to build support for fighting the Islamist militants.
"He's going to face every single challenge that Maliki faced," said Hayder al-Khoei, an Iraq expert at Chatham House, a British-based think tank. "That has nothing to do with personalities. There are systematic failures having to do with governance, nepotism, corruption that are not going to go away overnight."
To the extent that personalities matter, the difference is stark. In contrast to Maliki's hangdog demeanor, Abadi is known for being pleasant, comfortable with reporters and dryly funny at times, even at the expense of American interlocutors.
In September 2007, after then-Ambassador Ryan Crocker and coalition commander Gen. David Petraeus delivered a mostly rosy assessment of Iraq to a congressional panel in Washington, U.S. officials asked Abadi in a meeting whether he had seen the testimony.
According to a summary of the meeting obtained by WikiLeaks, "Abadi said with a wry grin that the tone was so upbeat, 'even Maliki himself could not have written a better report.'"
Announce the formation of the government after 15 days
Mobilized political blocs efforts in the search for effective mechanisms to participate in the cabinet reshuffle, in order to speed up the announcement of its formation under the guidance of the supreme authority and the international community to confront the terrorist gangs unified position and firm, while it continues the National Alliance meetings intensive presence of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the Prime Minister Haider Abadi, in charge of all the components of the National Coalition to overcome the obstacles in front of the president-designate and support him in his efforts to form a government and call for the Ministerial feminine.
In this context, MP Khalid al-Asadi said the rule of law in all its components supports Prime Minister-designate Haider Abadi in the formation of the government and make it successful and that expectation formed within two weeks while articulating start maiden rounds of negotiations and consultations to form a government freely imposed by the nature of alliances to participate in the political process efforts. Asadi said in a statement singled out by the «morning» over the phone: that the state law has a collective decision by agreeing to support Abadi will bear his responsibility in the composition and also the success of its work in the future, stressing the need for the candidates to be part of the government lineup committed to its program, expected formed within weeks the next two.
He added that «rounds of negotiations or consultations to form a government focused on three axes:
I oversee the formation of the government.
The second annexation across the political spectrum.
Third discuss the best policy options to them.
Consequently, these hubs will transfer the general situation of the case of agreements and theoretical dimension to the practical dimension to form a government. With regard to the criteria to be adopted in the selection of ministers said al-Asadi, «certainly the minister should be available where the specifications defined by the Constitution and be Mmtlka of experience and competence in the management of the ministry, which nominated her», pointing out that it is necessary to nominate each side more than 3 names to say the least so that the prime minister-designate to choose the best ».
He expressed Asadi, optimism in the formation of the government freely wider than its predecessor and has the prime minister greater freedom in composition, but he quipped: The nature of pluralist system and the existence of political parties and political forces that many may diminish the ability of the prime minister-designate to form a government more freely and specifications precisely. Promised the general trend in reducing the number of ministries as «an important step», stressing their support of all the blocks because of its positive impact on the performance of the new government and its ability to pursue files ministry and scalable expenditure general budget of the state calling for political blocs to the need to help the prime minister-designate to appear government leaner .
Baghdad -arac Press -18 August / August: one posted on Facebook pages, which bears the name of Prime Minister-designate Haider Abadi (and number 6), publication reveals a cabinet headed by Abadi to be his deputy Ahmed Chalabi.
According to the publication, 9 ministries in addition to the Iraqi Intelligence Service.
Includes selection of Iyad Allawi to the Foreign Affairs portfolio and Baqir al-Zubaidi of Finance and Jabbar Yawar interior and Amer Abdul-Jabbar and Minister of Transport and Ibrahim Bahr al-Ulum oil minister and Mehdi al-Hafez and Minister of Planning and Rahim and Minister of Justice, Ali Douai and minister of reconstruction and Major General Khalid al-Hamdani and defense minister, Mohammed
Shahwani director of intelligence.
The publication asked that an inquiry "is the wrong person in office? .. This cabinet reshuffle, issued by the government shortly before."
Despite the passage of more than 21 hours on the publication has not issued any official comment in the negative or proof for this publication and the subordination of the Facebook page for Haider al-Abadi.
But the thread that holds the name of the six-Abadi coincided in another publication confirms that: -
*Prime Minister-designate decided to reduce the ministries to 15 only, to be agents of ministries and technocrats are not taken nominated by the masses, with the appointment of one deputy for Ebadi.
* Reduce the expenses of the government and parliament in half and part of a platform that would expose him to the reference and the parliament.
* Parliamentary salary to be only 5 million and holds the government to provide protection to him.
* Stop Alaivadat government, but very necessary.
* Reduce the incidental expenses minister 70%
* Reduce the budget of ministries in half and increase the budget Mahafezat.anthy (1)
" Ebadi said that the government formation talks were positive and constructive. He expressed the hope clearer vision on a unified program of the government during the next two days."
Khalid al-Asadi: August 31 deadline for the submission of candidates of the political blocs
Wed Aug 27 2014 22:32 | (Voice of Iraq)
A member of the negotiating committee for the National Alliance to form a government, Khalid al-Asadi that the end of this month the deadline for the receipt of the candidates of the political blocs to portfolios.
He said al-Asadi's (IMN) "The negotiating committee of the National Alliance demanded the political blocs to submit candidates to fill ministerial positions in the next government." Explaining that "the National Alliance prepared a detailed paper meet the aspirations of all the political blocs not inconsistent with the Constitution and the Iraqi political scene."
Announced the National Alliance for the naming of the negotiating committee, which will bear the talks to form a government, to agree on a mechanism to identify the dialogue with the political parties concerned ministerial bags.
The prime minister-designate Haider Abadi called, (23 August 2014), the political blocs to submit their candidates within 72 hours
Everyone should cooperate to form the next government
Everyone should cooperate to form the next government
BAGHDAD / NINA / The head of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Nechirvan Barzani confirmed the need of the cooperation of everyone in order to form the next federal government.
Barzani said in a press statement: "There is no doubt that we, in Kurdistan, have our demands. And the demands of the Kurds are obvious, such as the application of Article 140 of the Constitution, the issue of the Peshmerga, Budget and oil, and we decided to discuss these demands with Baghdad."
He added: "We understand that all these things cannot be implemented within two weeks, but there was talk about the time limit where there was insistence by all Kurdish forces about the need for a timeframe for these demands."
On the issue of the displaced and the aid, he said: "What worries us in Kurdistan region is having a lot of pressure on us, and yet, the share of the Kurdistan region of the general budget cut by Baghdad since 8 months, and this forms a very heavy humanitarian burden on the region. "
With respect to Article 140, he made it clear that "It's a constitutional issue and it is necessary to end this issue with Baghdad in the framework of the Iraqi constitution, and we will demand legally and under the Iraqi constitution to solve this issue."
Regarding the guarantees between Erbil and Baghdad, Barzani said: "There are no guarantees, and we have a bitter experience with Maliki's government. And we wish this time is not to repeat those mistakes that have brought the Iraqis to this stage."
In terms of sending the employees' salaries by Baghdad he noted that Baghdad did not send any salaries.
On the international humanitarian and military aid to the Kurdistan region, Barzani said: "We thank all those countries that have helped the region, and this issue is not concerning the government of the Kurdistan region only, because this war need international coordination to confront the terrorists., And we are yet to believe that the international community has taken good steps on this issue. "
Jaafari, Chalabi, Allawi and Abdul-Mahdi stress the need to accelerate the formation
Jaafari, Chalabi, Allawi and Abdul-Mahdi stress the need to accelerate the formation of the government in accordance with a steady program
BAGHDAD / NINA / Heads the National Alliance, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, the National List, Iyad Allawi, the National Congress Party, Ahmad Chalabi and a leader in the Supreme Council, Adel Abdul-Mahdi confirmed on Tuesday the need to accelerate the formation of the next government, according to a steady program addresses the previous problems.
A statement by al-Jaafari office said that the conferees stressed during the meeting, which was assembled in Allawi's office , the need to accelerate the formation of the next government, according to a steady program able to handle the previous problems in accordance with the Iraqi constitution
He added: "The conferees also agreed on the need to combat the phenomena of corruption, and radical reforms and strategy in all sectors of the state through clear mechanisms and ways, and within specific timing; in order to ensure the success of the work of the next government.
forming a government within the constitutional period is an important step to elimina
forming a government within the constitutional period is an important step to eliminate terrorism
BAGHDAD / NINA / The Head the Democratic Alliance bloc, Mithal al-Alusi said that "the formation of a new government headed by Haider Abadi within the constitutional period is an important step to eliminate terrorism."
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that "everyone understands that the big challenge is to provide the Government of national unity for a vote in the House of Representatives in order to begin to confront challenges."
Alusi said that "the high demands would not serve the country and insisting on them to will create further tragedies and crises," urged everyone " to bear responsibilities and work to form a government on time for the unity of the national stance towards addressing the various challenges."
The new prime minister Haider Abadi confirmed that negotiations with the political blocs are positive and constructive and it is hoped there would be a unified vision for a government program.
Abadi rejected " high demands," explaining that there is no idea to form a government of National Alliance only .
Basra looking with an international bank possibility of joint economic cooperation
Basra looking with an international bank possibility of joint economic cooperation Wednesday, August 27 / August 2014 11:56
Search governor of Basra Majed Nasraoui his official office, on Wednesday, with Gavin Wishart Executive Director of Standard Bank Chardler the possibility of joint economic cooperation.
According to a statement of the province received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of it today that "the meeting discussed the consolidation of the economic relationship between the province and international banks, especially the Basra future projects grand strategy, and these projects need to global banks sober for the provision of financial dependence."
"The Nasraoui between Basra during the meeting that in the coming period will witness significant economic growth, which makes it imperative for the local government to build an integrated banking system," adding that Basra is eligible to be the economic capital of Iraq because of the advancement of important economic factors.
He added the governor of Basra, according to the statement that "the local government aims to create a market for securities because it has elements of it," calling the visiting delegation for the meeting with the Economic Commission in the Office of the province to coordinate joint action. "
He was Standard Chartered Bank banking operations for the companies in Iraq with the opening of its headquarters in Iraq, and its first branch in Baghdad in November 2013, the bank aims to meet the financial needs of growing clients of global institutions operating in Iraq, especially of the sectors of oil and gas, construction, telecommunications and infrastructure Altanah.anthy 60
Najafi and al-Mutlaq deputies to the President and Cabinet, Interior and Health, educ
Najafi and al-Mutlaq deputies to the President and Cabinet, Interior and Health, education, electricity and Industry of the Year
Wed Aug 27 2014 01:15 | (Voice of Iraq)
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Senior political source said, yesterday, that an agreement has been reached during the past few hours, between the Union of National Forces and the National Alliance and the Kurdistan Alliance, provides for the nomination of the leader of a coalition united Osama Najafi, vice-president of the republic, and the leader of the Arab List Saleh al-Mutlaq, a deputy prime minister, The negotiations culminated get all Sunni bloc on the bags interior, health and electricity, higher education and industry.
Said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that "negotiations between the large blocs three, reached for the Sunni bloc known as the Federation of Iraqi forces to the positions of Vice President and Deputy Prime Minister and bags of Interior, Health and Higher Education and the electricity industry in the new government."
The source added that "the Sunni bloc, told national and Kurdish coalitions that its candidate for the position of vice president is the leader of a coalition united Osama Najafi and its candidate for the post of deputy prime minister is the leader of Arab List Saleh al-Mutlaq," explaining that "the Sunni bloc will reach the National Alliance and the Kurdistan to the rest of the candidates for their share of the bags Ministerial, an interior, health and higher education, electricity and industry. "
He added, that "Talal Zobaie, is the closest Sunni figures to take over the portfolio of the Ministry of Industry, while debate continues on the candidates from other bags." The source continued, that "the nomination of al-Mutlaq Najafi and seemed to enjoy broad political consensus," explaining that "the Iranian foreign minister, who arrived in Baghdad on Monday, aware of the details of this agreement."
Kurdistan Alliance: We demand the ministries of finance and oil instead of foreign a
Program of the government and the distribution of ministerial portfolios modern Parliament .. Hot Kurdistan Alliance: We demand the ministries of finance and oil instead of foreign alliance Mandaeans: We will strongly promote national cohesion
Wed Aug 27 2014 00:52 | (Voice of Iraq)
the government's program and the distribution of ministerial portfolios modern Parliament .. Hot Kurdistan Alliance: We demand the ministries of finance and oil instead of foreign alliance Mandaeans: We will work vigorously to promote national cohesion
Orient - Sjoa Aljcami:
At a time when the parliamentary sources revealed that Prime Minister-designate Haider Abadi will present his cabinet to parliament soon differing views about the shape and nature of the next government, with parliamentary sources revealed that for the Kurdistan Alliance will get the ministries of oil and finance.
In this regard, the parliamentary bloc said that the solution to that is committed to Baltoukitat Abadi while the constitutional right alliance stressed the need to work hard to unite the Iraqi street, and to promote national cohesion and undermine the sedition.
He said the Kurdistan Alliance MP Majid Chenkali "The prime minister-designate Haider Abadi has a golden opportunity to form a government of national unity, the University because of its support for international and regional and local." Likely to be reached to form a unity government before the end of the constitutional period of the suffering of Iraq's chronic crises. The student Chenkali all the political blocs to deal flexibly with Abadi and reduce its demands to get to form a government of national university graduated Iraq from the current crisis and meet the ambitions and aspirations of all Iraqis, be a government run by ministers can eliminate the legacy of the heavy legacy of previous governments since the fall of the year (2003 ) to this day.
In terms of the distribution of ministerial portfolios, the coalition said the Kurdistan Alliance: "We demand Bozaratne financial oil instead of foreign and not necessarily be the foreign minister of the Kurdistan Alliance is important to have a minister representing Iraq with all its components and factions, and the open ocean regional and Arab."
For his part, said a member of a cluster solution Mohammed Karbouli: "We hope that the government's approach has the same interest Abadi, the importance that he attaches to his booth to choose candidates for the government."
Karbouli added that "respect for the constitutional timings for the formation of a new government in accordance with Article 76 / IV of the Constitution holds prime minister-designate responsibility for adhering to the provisions do not complete the constitutional articles fragmentary."
The alliance said Mandaeans he will work aggressively to unite the Iraqi street, and to promote national cohesion and undermine the sedition. The MP for the alliance Mandaeans Harith Chanchal tillers "The coming together of all the political blocs will have positive effects and clear through the formation of three committees of the owners of competencies and graduate degrees to form a government of technocrats incarcerated competencies of running the state." The coalition demanded the Sabians and the Ministry of Human Rights and the current government center and to work seriously to save the citizens who have suffered from targeting their areas, including what happened in Diyala and Nineveh province, and ways to end their suffering as quickly as possible. He pointed out that what happened to the brothers Yazidis is a humanitarian disaster, by all standards, and the House of Representatives file mode displaced at the top of its priorities, especially in a crisis displaced Mount Sinjar and what happened to the murder of worshipers in a mosque Musab bin Omair in the area of Bani Louis in Diyala.
United States helped in the output of al-Maliki from office .. Newspaper: Obama's pla
United States helped in the output of al-Maliki from office .. Newspaper: Obama's plan in Iraq, and is surrounded by a mysterious Iranian Bmhaazir
Wed Aug 27 2014 00:45 | (Voice of Iraq)
Baghdad - Follow Orient
According to the newspaper "Daily Star" that the coup situation suffered by the so-called "Islamic state" in the Mosul Dam has raised expectations exaggerated on the ability to defeat this group, which will continue to cause a big headache, especially that he did not yet have a comprehensive strategy to defeat, although that the military intervention of the Obama administration has done so much in the defense of the Kurdish areas.
The newspaper said in its report that "some claim that Washington did not send its planes, but when it came Erbil threat, this is partly true, as the address of the gunmen in northern Iraq had a precedence for Iraqis in Baghdad and Basra, as for Kurdistan, and as was the Iraqi special forces involved in the restoration of Mosul Dam as it was re-arming of the Peshmerga by the West. "
The newspaper said, "is not the real question is why the United States entered the battle, but where to place the campaign to defeat the Islamic state?" Indicating that "up to now there are only signs of Random what intend administration to do, where frequented by President Obama in determining the specifics of a campaign lasting fear that turn on him the American public, who does not want a new war in the Middle East. It seems that the killing of American journalist James Foley was designed to take advantage of this mood. "
"In the political side, the United States managed to help in the output of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki from office, in this regard, and the administration has found an ally in Iran, which was forced, despite its intention to keep al-Maliki in power, to reject his third term when he rejected a number of Shiite leaders, led by Sistani. "
The newspaper reported that "Washington is hoping to form a government that includes Haider Abadi year and is able to launch a counter-attack against the Islamic state. In parallel, the United States is seeking to make an arrangement between Baghdad and the Sunni tribes, can be construed to military decision making regional governments in the Sunni forces there and connects the agenda of the central government. "
She Daily Star that it was "a good plan, but it must be wary of Iranian discontent. In recent weeks saw Tehran several things that are not interested in Iraq, such as the return of the American army, which could complicate the picture, though it does not constitute a major threat to the dominance of Iran today, and arming the west of the Kurds, and arming Sunni anti-Islamic state, which could undermine the authority of the central government, which is dominated by Shiites ".
She drew the press that "the past few days have seen the signs on the confirmation of Shiites who have been forced Iran to comply with their desire to take out al-Maliki, despite the good services provided by Iran, which today suffers from a dilemma."
She stressed that "if misrepresented efforts Abadi to unite Sunnis and Shiites against the Islamic state, this could boost the jihadist group that threaten the vital interests of Iran in Iraq and Syria, and if it were in line with the wishes of the United States, it could at least influence in Iraq with the secession of the Sunnis and the Kurds gradually from Baghdad and vision America as a mediator with the primary capital ".opent newspaper that" the American interest in the short-term and frequency Obama to play a deeper role in the internal politics of Iraq is in Iran's favor, as is always the case. Even the military plan for America against the "Islamic state" seems vague, where Obama implicitly hinted that the campaign may take some time but did not specify the conditions for termination. Instead, the administration resorted to logic is reasonable, saying that American military intervention aimed above all to protect the safety of Americans in Iraq. However, it is worrisome that Americans ingest these allegations, while oblivious to the real dangers posed by "Islamic state". In this regard, it could come killed Foley counterproductive. Apart from paying Americans to oppose military intervention, it is possible that makes them Athacdon about President fighter in "Islamic state".
And wondered "Daily Star": "Why do the United States concerning the presence of the Islamic state in Syria?", Saying that the matter is still far from the table yet, but the truth is that any effort to expel armed groups from Iraq risked deportation problem to Syria which they achieved this Group significant gains. The regime of President Bashar al-Assad delighted filmed himself an enemy of terrorism, since this helped him to survive politically. It is not unlikely to be a lion in the near term as part of an anti-terrorism alliance de facto as it was planned for three years after facilitating the emergence of the danger that fighting him now. With this, if the Iraqi army collapsed suddenly, as happened, there are no guarantees that it does not happen for the Syrian army, which also ruptured as a result of years of fighting. Assad's confidence may be misleading. "