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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
Paradise negotiating alliance: the formation of the government will be completed duri
Paradise negotiating alliance: the formation of the government will be completed during the next 48 hours
Published on Friday, 29 August / August 2014 08:39
Written by: Jawad dreams
BAGHDAD / Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network (IMN) - said the negotiating committee of the National Alliance, on Friday, that the formation of the new government, which will be headed by Haidar al-Abbadi Riswazzra charge will be completed during the next 48 hours.
The committee member said Khaled al-Asadi's (IMN), said that "some of the blocks of the National Alliance Slmitris Minister-designate Haider Abadi, the names of candidates for the portfolios."
And on the demand for a coalition of national forces setting time limits for the implementation of the demands Altikdmt, between al-Asadi that "the National Alliance does not mind from time to put ceilings Mtalibalta been discussed with a coalition of national forces, and possible to be included in the basic Bedfiqrat government program."
Provided blocks coalition forces national list of demands from 14 items to Tfawdma National Alliance to be included in the government program, as well as providing Ketlhaloutnah - led by Iyad Allawi - 17 requirement, coupled with the demands of the Kurdistan Alliance.
Kurdistan oil shipments exceeding eight million barrels
Kurdistan oil shipments exceeding eight million barrels
Thu Aug 28 2014 23:52 | (Voice of Iraq)
Officials and oil industry sources said the Kurdistan Region of Iraq issued more than eight million barrels of oil from the Turkish port of Ceyhan since 9 May, with the use of the territory of new methods for the sale of oil independently in defiance of Baghdad.
The Turkish official said that the tanker XI sailed from the port Thursday, with the government of Kurdistan currently use a number of smaller carriers in addition to the original tankers with a capacity of one million barrels to overcome efforts to block sales of Baghdad.
The Turkish official said "the latest tanker carrying 250 thousand barrels just left the port of Ceyhan and exceeded the total quantities that have been shipped from the port of eight million barrels", as quoted by Reuters and seen by "Twilight News".
It is likely that the recent increase shipments from the wrath of Baghdad, which says it does not have the right to export oil province independently of the federal government, however, Iraqi Kurdistan that the Constitution granted this right.
A senior official of the Kurdistan government said last week that the government may turn out to be an unspoken use smaller tankers instead of tankers that were sent earlier and with a capacity of one million barrels.
Baghdad deterred and continued efforts to block sales of some customers, although the number of shipments that find buyers on the rise as well, were delivered four shipments at least until now.
The official said the government of Kurdistan "harder to sell larger shipments ... so it will start exporting smaller quantities and through smaller tankers."
Turkish officials did not disclose the name for the latest tanker and said he had not been informed of the name of the buyer, but added that the flow of oil and export continuously without problems.
An informed source in the oil sector, "the eleventh shipment departed. There seems to be a regular notebook (orders) in the pipeline."
The data showed for tracking the movement of tankers published by Reuters and the existence of four tankers in and around the port of Ceyhan, including the tanker Dainci a kind of Avramax tanker and the larger United Carrere, a kind of Soizmax.
And manages the tanker United Carrere Greek shipping company used by the government of Kurdistan.
The data showed trace the movement of tankers Thursday that two more tankers of the same fleet are the United Dynamic and United Ampelm which has a capacity of one million barrels each, two of a kind Soizmax Trswan less than 50 miles from Ceyhan.
The Kurdistan government began exporting oil in May through a separate pipeline continued her connection with the pipeline when the federal Iraqi Turkish border.
The Kurdistan government it plans to increase oil sales to about one million barrels per day by year-end 2015, which could provide them with enough economic strength to accelerate any move towards independence.
Still Naqltan Kurdish crude facing an uncertain fate where the first docked off the Moroccan coast for about three months in the stands while the second off Texas weeks ago.
The American court Monday overturned an order to detain a shipment of one million barrels from the tanker after the United Kalaverwta Court acknowledged that he does not have jurisdiction on the tanker due to its presence outside the territorial waters of America.
The Iraqi Oil Ministry said on Thursday it would appeal the court's decision.
The capture of Mosul was a significant and easy victory — but that was in June. The capture of Baghdad was proving too difficult, and had shifted to a long-term goal. Thus the areas north and west of Mosul — particularly Shingal — were easy targets that could hand the group another victory.
By Abdulmajeed Gly
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — The Islamic State’s attack on Yezidi Kurds in Shingal opened up a wide battlefront against the Kurds this month and marked a strategic shift for the insurgent group, which previously stated that its main goal was to capture Baghdad.
While it’s impossible to read the minds of IS leaders, there are some factors that may have inspired them to suddenly attack the Kurds.
The first is the fear of a Sunni-Kurdish alliance against the IS. Just a week before the IS attack on Shingal, several Sunni political and tribal leaders met with US State Department officials in Erbil, hoping to persuade the Sunnis to revolt against the radical group.
Right after the meeting, Twitter was abuzz over the possibility of a Kurdish-Sunni alliance to destroy IS. There was no proof to support this rumor of course, but the timing of the comments couldn’t have been worse. The IS began to feel threatened, especially in Kirkuk and Tikrit.
Even two weeks before the invasion of Shingal, IS and Kirkuk Baathists, who had an agreement with the Sunni al-Assi tribe, were engaged in a fierce battle against each other in Rashad, Hawija and Riyaz.
This worried IS, which feared facing a similar scenario in Mosul and decided to crack down on former Baathists, arresting 65 in Nineveh’s capital. Most were members of Naqshabandi, a Sunni-Sufi group led by Iraq’s former Vice-President Izzat al-Duri, which has spoken out against the extremists.
According to US estimates, IS has an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 insurgents. Assuming those figures are correct, unless IS forms a solid alliance with Sunni tribes there simply aren’t enough fighters to control Mosul and Tikrit for long.
A potential Kurdish alliance with the Sunni tribes must have served as a wakeup call for IS leaders, even though there was never any hard evidence of a Sunni-Kurdish pact against IS.
The second key issue is that the Islamic State needs more wars and more victories.
The capture of Mosul was a significant and easy victory — but that was in June. The capture of Baghdad was proving too difficult, and had shifted to a long-term goal. Thus the areas north and west of Mosul — particularly Shingal — were easy targets that could hand the group another victory.
IS uses psychological warfare just as much as it engages in battle. In order to increase its popularity, especially among its fighters and fans, it needs to show that the self-proclaimed caliphate is constantly making gains.
This kind of propaganda encourages hundreds of foreign fighters from Britain, Belgium, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and other countries to make their way to IS and join its holy war.
Despite swiftly defeating the Iraqi army in Mosul and other Sunni areas, IS underestimated its enemies. While it quickly and confidently declared an Islamic caliphate and pledged to take Baghdad, capturing Iraq’s capital isn’t as easy. Baghdad isn’t the same as Mosul, where the majority are Sunnis and people were willing to accept anyone to rid the city of outgoing Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s Shiite rule.
There are 5 million Shiites in Baghdad, and Shiite militias such as Asaib Ahl Alhaq and Muqtada al-Sadr’s Mahdi Army will never lay down their weapons and run away in the face of an IS attack, as the Iraqi army did. They are more than willing to die.
Even in Sunni strongholds like Anbar, Haditha and Salahaddin, the Islamic State is often in a defensive position and hasn’t had much success against the Shiites.
The final point to consider is that the attack on Shingal, a town so close to the IS stronghold of Mosul, wasn’t expected, but that in itself presented the group with an opportunity. Over the past two years, most of the group’s successes have been surprise attacks. The capture of Mosul, of Tabqa airbase in Raqqa, Syria and of many villages near Aleppo proves that IS relies on unpredictable tactics.
Yet when the group prepares for an operation and word gets out, it has never won a victory. The Nusra front, the Syrian regime and other opposition groups have managed to foil many planned IS attacked.
Obama on Defeating IS: We Have the Will but Not the Way
Obama on Defeating IS: We Have the Will but Not the Way By Yerevan Saeed
Obama: We have the will but not the way.
WASHINGTON DC – US President Barack Obama has emphasized that the Islamic State (IS/formerly ISIS or ISIL) “cancer” must be stopped, but admitted that America “does not have a strategy yet” on how to do so.
At a White House press conference, the president ruled out imminent airstrikes on IS positions in Syria.
"ISIL poses an immediate threat to the people of Iraq, and the people of the region," Obama said. "I don't want to put the cart before the horse: we don't have a strategy yet. We need to make sure that we've got clear plans, that we're developing them,” he added.
Earlier this month Obama authorized airstrikes and airdrops in Iraq to protect US interests and support local forces operating against IS, according airstrikes in support of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces as the militants neared Erbil.
Obama reaffirmed that IS must be defeated: “This cancer that has developed is one that they have to be just as invested in defeating as we are,” he said, referring to Middle East countries directly fighting the militants.
Meanwhile, State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that the US is weighing options to break the siege of the Turkmen town of Amerli, where hundreds are reportedly starving under an IS siege for two months.
‘We are very concerned about the dire conditions for the mainly Turkmen population in Amerli,” Psaki said. “We’re focused on reviewing options to assess how we can best help alleviate the situation in Amerli,” she added.
“Our embassy and military personnel at our joint operation centers in Iraq are already working closely with the Iraqi Government to share information and discuss ways to provide relief to those in need, and certainly we’re having ongoing internal discussions as well,” she added.
US military operations to assist the Iraqi and Kurdish troops continue against IS militants.
According to the Pentagon, US fighter jets conducted five airstrikes against the IS around the strategic Mosul Dam. It said US aircraft have conducted 106 airstrikes across Iraq against IS positions in total.
News unique to publish the text of the "national paper" for the formation of the Iraq
News unique to publish the text of the "national paper" for the formation of the Iraqi government
I got News Agency on the text of the document 'national paper' presented by the National Alliance to political blocs to agree on the formation of the Iraqi government, headed by Haidar al-Abbadi, at the time described the participants in the negotiating committee on the formation of the Iraqi government that the panel discussion was poor and did not come out the results satisfy any of the parties negotiations.
According to the document, the National Alliance on some blocks adoption of base essential to the formation of the Iraqi government, including maintaining the troops 'popular crowd' and handed over the security file in the Iraqi provinces, with finding solutions to the issues of contention between the Kurdistan region and the federal government in Baghdad.
According to the document obtained by the agency 'news' to read today (Friday, August 29 / August 2014), the coalition calls for' the formation of a national government University are working as one team on the basis of the principles of genuine partnership in decision-making and responsibility of solidarity between the limbs and exercise its functions in accordance with the powers and constitutional contexts and legal '.
The document emphasizes the need for 'parking all political forces to participate in a national unity government ranks in the fight against terrorism and the liberation of the Iraqi territories of control Daash and like-minded terrorist groups and militias and ending inventory of arms in the hands of State'.
She pointed to the reconstruction of areas devastated by the terrorists while providing havens suitable for the displaced and the preparation of a comprehensive national plan to meet their humanity until they return to their homes, also stressed the need to reconsider during a period of six months,
in a way manage the security file in accordance with the Constitution and ensure the rebuilding of the armed forces and upgradation professional, and be representative of all components of the Iraqi people.
In item VI confirmed the document on 'development experience of popular mobilization and work to make them after a national standardized serves the national reconciliation process,
and that the formation of the system of the National Guard as a generic for the army and the police have specific tasks aimed to make the column foundation in running the security file in the provinces that begin this Law in duration than three months'.
The document also on a range of items, including the fight against corruption, and to ensure the independence of the judiciary, and to enable the legislature to take its oversight role and updating legislation what Bahdtha laws with modified rules of procedure of the House of Representatives during the period of three months,
with the achievement of a balanced representation of the components in public jobs through the enactment of the Public Authority to ensure the balance and the formation of the federal service during a period not exceeding six months.
Emphasis was placed on the adoption of the rules of procedure of the Council of Ministers within three months, with the resolution of the dispute over the link independent bodies, and activate the work of the Commission on the jaw and insulation problem to resolve the dispute over the ownership of the properties of Endowments,
with an emphasis on the need for commitment to all state institutions, especially the security principles of human rights to ensure the preservation of on public freedoms, and the emphasis on the completion of the formation of the Human Rights Commission during the period of three months.
And allocated document five items of disagreements the relationship between the Kurdistan region and the federal government, where he confirmed the item fifteenth on the development of laws and contexts used in regulating the relationship between the governments
in Baghdad and Kurdistan and the local governments of the provinces is Almertbah province, and'aejad effective solutions to all outstanding problems and to preserve the prestige of the state and cohesion ' , and the enactment of the Public Authority to monitor the allocation of federal revenues.
The document stressed the need to 'commitment to political forces to participate in a national unity government to find appropriate solutions to what has emerged from the disagreements on the extraction of oil and gas in the Kurdistan region by following the constitutional mechanisms
and regulate all matters relating to this wealth in the enactment of the oil and gas, distribution and financial resources during a period of six months '.
The Government is committed to (according to the document) to calculate the advance release of Kurdistan immediately after the ratification of the new range against the Government's commitment to the region within one month of starting to hand over the amount of oil produced from the fields of Kurdistan to be exported via the Federal Ministry of Oil.
It also confirmed the document to find appropriate solutions to the problem of Kirkuk and other disputed territories in the framework of Article (140) within one year, in order to preserve civil peace between the components of the population, taking into account the compatibility between these components,
is also committed to the government within three months of supplying the Peshmerga with the necessary capacities in the framework of the project formation Forces 'National Guard' to protect the province and all Iraqi provinces within the system of national defense.
In conclusion, the document confirms its provisions textured activate Article (142) for the formation of a committee to review the constitution within three months to find the constitutional amendments 'which desperately needed in the light of the experience revealed by the referee in the previous stage.'
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Yildiz: Kurdistan region released 8.8 million barrels of oil through the port of Ceyhan
Khandan- said Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said the Kurdistan region released 8.8 million barrels of oil through the Turkish port of Ceyhan since the month of May. were US court overturned last Monday, will be confiscated shipment swallow about one million barrels of Kurdish oil from a tanker near Texas. said Yildiz told reporters in Ankara on Friday, said the US court ruled that the oil province of Kurdistan could be sold and is currently being also download the second shipment of ten with the arrival of the total volume of shipments to 8.8 million barrels. said Yildiz to the flow of oil from the Kurdistan region to Turkey has increased to between 180 thousand to 190 thousand barrels per day from the previous figure was 120 thousand barrels. "Reuters" http://www.xendan.org/arabic/drejaA....ara=1504&Jor=1
Lufthansa and Austrian resume their flights to Arbil
Khandan - Company announced Lines Lufthansa Air and Austrian Airlines affiliate that they will resume their trips air to the city of Erbil after it was suspended earlier this month. said Lufthansa The city of Irbil is located outside the area of conflict with the organization "Daash." she added in a statement: "Based on the latest estimates .. the security situation allows a scheduled safe to Erbil. " Although it would avoid the company's flights in Iraqi airspace transients such as those destined for the Middle East or Asia. Lufthansa and organizes two trips a week to Erbil, while Austrian Airlines flight from Vienna daily. "Skynews" http://www.xendan.org/arabic/drejaa....ara=1502&Jor=1
Bank "London and the Middle East," plans to invest in the operations of Islamic finance in the region
(I MISSED THIS ONE YESTERDAY.)
August 28, 2014 5:26 Last Updated: August 28, 2014 5:26Source: Direct
Confirmed Walid Age investor relations manager at Bank of London and the Middle East that the bank is considering opportunities to engage with partners in Islamic financing for projects in the region, which is reflected on the Bank's results in the second half of this year. He noted that the nature of the work of the Office in Dubai Bank is prohibited from doing deals directly, but there is a possibility to enter into financing with other institutions. He noted in a telephone news conference yesterday about the results of the bank in the runway, "NASDAQ Dubai" that 65% of the assets of the bank in London, and the remaining countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council. According to Al Ittihad newspaper
He added that the bank has achieved a net profit during the first half of 2014 amounted to 5.1 million pounds, a growth of 253% on the first half of 2013, which amounted to 1.5 million pounds, while operating profit amounted to 6.8 million pounds, compared to 2.5 million, a growth of 177%, and operating income rose 0.32% to 33.4 million pounds.
He noted that the features of the results of the first half of 2014, increased revenue from service charges by 84%, and increase the net profit margin of 55%, and an increase in total customer deposits increased by 59%, and increase operating income for the banking sector for companies by 33%.
It said Adel Abdul-Wahab Al-Majed, Chairman, Bank of London and the Middle East reflects the first results of the semi-annual progress and the strong performance of the group, explaining that the results achieved by the company during the first half of 2014 underscores the resilience of our business model and development opportunities afforded by the.
He added that the Bank of London and the Middle East continues to strengthen its position as one of the pioneers of the sector, and confirms that the awards harvested the growing importance enjoyed by.
Said Humphrey Percy, CEO, Bank of London and the Middle East contributed Seen company Bank of London and the Middle East Holding, in both the United Kingdom and the Gulf region, to achieve strong results in the first half of 2014, as the form of strong support in building sustainable relationships in our markets key.
The opportunities and future operations driven by high liquidity and strong balance sheet motivate us to move steadily.
The performance was reflected in an increase in total assets increased by 13% compared to the same period of the year 2013, as unlike the positive performance of revenues from fees for services, which recorded an increase of 84% to 2.2 million pounds, more sophisticated products and versatile in revenue.
And contributed to the Treasury the promotion of diversity in liabilities through increased deposits to form customer deposits ratio of 47% of the total volume of deposits, which include institutional deposits, and the Bank continued to also invest in product development and to promote team work and which are essential elements for success, as the owner of these investments, the application of new technical solutions contribute to support growth and enhance efficiency, which contributed to increased operating expenses by 16%. Despite these investments, but that the rate of the total expenditure to income ratio continued to fall.
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Calls for the central ministries to work the new system of payments
For the purpose of the development of the banking business in Iraq
BAGHDAD Mustafa al-Hashemi
in order to activate the introduction of payments of the new Iraqi called on the Central Bank of all ministries and departments not associated with the Ministry to work with this system for the purpose of speed do the work instead of the old mechanisms.
said Bank to clarify that this system is one of the advanced systems dependent and electronic means of payment and provide speed, accuracy and security in the transfer of money, stressing proven efficiency of this system where he Sechtzl ratio of effort and time to more than 7 percent of what is currently employed.
In this context saw the researcher economic state fair that this system could limit of corruption as well as reflect positively on the reality of the economy, where would allow investors to complete their financial transactions away from the routine, which complicates things and streamlines.
added that if the commitment ministries instructions of the Central reported by the Ministry of Finance, it would be easy to transfer money to accounts in banks in line with the international banking standards and seek to boost confidence in the economy through the creation of a safe and sound banking system amid a competitive environment accessible to all. And participate in the payments system 45 banks, including state banks and branches of foreign banks, along with a large number of private banks.
consists payment systems Iraqi 3 parts is based gross settlement in real time, and clearing system with automatic registration system and Government Securities.
The Iraqi Central Bank to run and manage the accounts of the settlement between the participants to ensure the safety and efficiency of payment systems and operations Almqash.wachart just that the activation of the system of payments at the level of ministries will contribute a lot in the transformation of the economy, totalitarian and access to a market economy after resampling routine operations and administrative procedures complex computerization of information and automation settlement processes of checks and salaries and activation of automation systems for card electronic, to keep more cash in bank accounts. (DEPOSITORS WOULD FEEL SAFER)
" This comes at a time of trying and kept the Iraqi Central Bank to reduce the use of cash (CASH) in the country, to meet the challenges of geographical and security issues, including softens difficult to transfer money across the country, and its exposure to risk. "
For his part, the Central Bank of the importance of the introduction of payments to keep pace with developments in the banking system for the purpose of providing the best banking services where proved this system efficiency and high adoption by the Ministry of Finance and the banks participating in the process of exchanging financial transfers among themselves and all from his position.
continued've decided to do the state departments to transfer funds to the Ministry of Finance through the payments system in accordance with the mechanism which include sending districts a letter to the unit of payments in the bank's president open account has or one of its branches include the refund amount to be credited revenue of the Finance Ministry's account at the Central Bank and our at the expense of the branch president Aulfra Open account has it and show the account number with surrounding what amount.He noted that the unit of payments in the branch president will hold too much.
, and pointed out that this mechanism requires no state administrative procedures or requirements or approvals, but it provides the time and effort and sings for regulating instruments as well as the speed of implementation and security aspects.
, and where that commitment now relates to the amounts transferred to the Ministry of The rest of the financial departments can now implement transfers among themselves in the same manner and to compel it to operate while the new system of payments.
Kurds want to cling to their demands and guarantees
Kurds want to cling to their demands and guarantees
Fri Aug 29 2014 01:56 | (Voice of Iraq) -
Talk | Hiwa Barzanji | Erbil
Kurds went back to Baghdad to negotiate carrying the same demands they made four years ago, but the difference this time lies in the increased level of distrust that has pushed the Kurdish parties to demand guarantees and international mediations.
Kurds were entered negotiations to form the previous government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, a paper composed of (19 points) did not apply any of them and pulled Minister Kurds from the government recently as closer relations between Erbil and Baghdad of estrangement, but the Kurdish parties formed this time to a higher committee to negotiate and went to Baghdad to secure a share Kurds of the next government demands the same.
For his part, Massoud Barzani, President of Kurdistan Region last Monday during a meeting with a delegation of Kurds Germany ready to help in the success of the political process clause to witness style of governance and way of thinking in the next government and that the change will not be repeated mistakes of the past.
As you say, the Kurdish parties and their demands clear and explicit and include the issue of the budget, oil and Article 140 of the Constitution, which remains as it was four years ago and did not apply any of them.
Ares Abdullah, said a leading member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) for "discussion" The demands of the Kurds and the constitutional guarantee of its implementation must be granted during a specified time period under the supervision of a third party.
Abdullah pointed out that "the Kurdish negotiating committee has all the powers in the decision about participation in the government Abadi or not because the Kurds did not ask for something not worthy of application."
And confirms the Kurdistan Democratic Party, who heads a delegation to negotiate the Kurdish end of article 140 of the constitution relating to the disputed areas, although Mabaki is (the referendum stage) about the fate of the areas controlled by the Peshmerga after the sixth of June last, the Kurds will not turn the issue to their conversations with Baghdad.
Ahmed said Kanye leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party's "Talk," "The most important thing demanded by the Kurds from the government-Abadi is to solve the problems between Erbil and Baghdad, which is in the budget and the salaries of the staff of the region and the draft law of oil and gas and arming the Peshmerga They need guarantees and specific period of time, not promises The writing on paper. "
With the supply of the Peshmerga forces with arms and military supplies from the United States, France, Britain, Germany and Denmark have already begun but the Kanye stresses that it should be arming and training the Peshmerga within the system the Iraqi military in the future.
Another point was added to the list of conditions the Kurdish issue, this time a non-withdrawal of the Peshmerga forces from the areas controlled by the Iraqi army after the withdrawal of them, a point which may become problematic in negotiations to form a government, especially if the Sunni parties to consider the withdrawal of the Peshmerga a condition for their participation in the next government.
For its part, the MDC emphasizes the need to pay attention to the issue of the Kurds real participation in the political process and the positions of sovereign stresses the other side of the main demands.
Attorney Kaveh Mohammad said about the mass change for "debate" on the Kurds that he should not add the issues of salaries and the budget talks, but must re-launch the Territory's budget as a precondition for participation in the government.
"We see that they should not claim to take over the Ministry of Foreign Affairs because we we take the position of President of the Republic of Iraq, which represents a diplomat abroad is better for us to call on the Ministry of Finance or the oil because they are very important for us."
Political analyst Dr Kamran Mntek said about it, "has not changed our demands, but the reality is political, security and economic Kurdistan region today has changed and therefore the situation to negotiate this time very spiky."
Mntek agree with others that Article 140 has been applied on the ground and are not supposed to talk about the Kurds again, and what remains is the referendum.
He also saw that if the Kurds reached an agreement without any third party as a mediator Vsertkpon a big mistake and will pay its toll in the future.
Allawi: Expressing optimism for the possibility that the Iraqi political blocs agree
Allawi: Expressing optimism for the possibility that the Iraqi political blocs agree on a new government within the constitutional period. "
Dated: August 29, 2014
Bgdad_hpkh Iraq News _ former Iraqi Prime Minister says there are positive signs seen in the stage of consultations, including the fact that most of the political blocs are looking for clear strategies aim is to stabilize Iraq
Confirmed the former Iraqi Prime Minister, Iyad Allawi, the prime minister-designate, Haider al-Abadi, has a chance to overcome the mistakes of previous governments, pointing out that most of the political forces are looking for clear visions about the stability of Iraq.
Allawi said in a televised interview, said that "consultations to form a government, headed by Haidar al-Abbadi enjoy the participation of all the political blocs," and expressed optimism that "the possibility that the Iraqi political blocs agree on a new government within the constitutional period."
He added that "there are positive signs seen in the stage of consultations, including that most of the political blocs are looking for strategies and a clear goal is the stability of Iraq."
Allawi, leader of the Iraqi National List, had called earlier to form a national salvation government to lift the country out of its current crisis, stressing that Iraq has entered a tunnel division and retail because of errors accumulated and sectarian policies pursued by the government of Prime Minister outgoing Nuri al-Maliki.
Conducts Iraqi political blocs intensive talks in order to expedite the resolution of candidates for ministerial positions which will be headed by the new National Alliance candidate Haidar al-Abbadi, after being asked to form the government, amid claims the selection and incompetent ministers and honest to achieve the requirements of the Iraqi people.
And ending at 10 / September September next constitutional period, in front of Prime Minister-designate Haider Abadi to provide a list of members of his government to the Iraqi Council of Representatives for approval, but the constitutional deadlines in Iraq did not respect the former because of political differences.