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    It is EVICT MALIKI DAY + ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-TWO ( 122 ) or " E - M DAY + 122 "

    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



    Article 76:

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

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

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

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

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


    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.



    Biography of Dr. Haidar al-Abbadi

    Mon Aug 11 2014 19:28 | (Voice of Iraq)

    - 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
    Academic achievement:
    - 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.
    Political activity:
    - 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
    Political positions:
    - 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.
    Other concerns:
    - 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.



    Iraqi Prime Minister-Designate Starts Talks on Government Formation

    Prime Minister-designate Haider Abadi began talks with the parties of the country's parliament on the formation of a new government.
    © REUTERS / Ahmed Saad

    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)



    (16) Ministry in the new government

    By Khabaar Khaba twelve thirty-three 17.07.2014

    Brother Sam and Mullah

    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."



    Ebadi intends to hold Ministerial Reduction

    Friday, 15 August 2014 12:21

    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.

    PUKcc ultra Yazidi



    Former MP: internal, Arab and international support for Abadi contributes to form the government in record time

    13/08/2014 08:44:00

    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. "



    Maliki Steps Down, Supports New Prime Minister

    By RUDAW

    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.




    Can Abadi be the PM that Iraq needs?

    Iraq's new prime minister has to move fast to bring unity to the country.

    Last updated: 15 Aug 2014 14:56

    Sajad Jiyad

    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

    08/17/2014 06:02

    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 .



    Page on "Facebook" bearing the name of Abadi announces lineup government anticipated


    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)


    Abadi optimistic about the new government in Iraq and a suicide attack kills nine

    Mon Aug 25 2014 23:51 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Read more: http://translate.googleusercontent.c...#ixzz3BUgdRyDl

    " 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

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    Iraq and Syria pose Saudi dilemma - failed states or Iran proxies

    Iraq and Syria pose Saudi dilemma - failed states or Iran proxies


    A member of the Saudi border guards force man a machine gun mounted on a military truck positioned on Saudi Arabia's northern borderline with Iraq July 14, 2014. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

    (Reuters) - With militant Islamists gaining the upper hand in Syria's rebel movement and grabbing big tracts of Western Iraq, Saudi Arabia's ruling family faces an increasingly uncomfortable dilemma.

    The Al Saud have long seen the conflicts in Iraq and Syria as a pivotal battle for the future of the Middle East, pitting Sunni Muslims against a radical, revolutionary, Shi'ite Iran.

    But in both Syria and Iraq the kingdom's preferred Sunni allies have lost out to more militant groups, and Riyadh faces its nightmare scenario of watching two key Arab states become proxies for its rival Tehran or, worse, perpetual failed states.

    What the Al Saud dynasty most wants in both countries is a stable government with strong Sunni representation that could act as a bulwark both against what they see as Iranian expansionism and a Sunni militant ideology that threatens their own rule.

    In Syria, where the Saudis are a leading backer of rebel groups including the secular Free Syrian Army and the Islamic Front, which includes less militant Sunni fighters, Riyadh still has some options to influence the outcome of the war.

    But in Iraq, its most populous neighbor, with which it shares an 850 kilometer (530 mile) frontier, Saudi Arabia has few tested friends or established links with Sunni groups, and knows that the majority Shi'ites will continue to dominate power.

    "In terms of strategic games, the Saudis are waiting to see what will happen," said Mustafa Alani, an Iraqi security analyst with close ties to Riyadh's Interior Ministry.

    "They don't have any group they can rely on among the Sunni Arabs. They've been absent since 2003, and it cost them a lot."

    For the Saudis, the militant advance this summer might have given a welcome bloody nose to Tehran and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, whom it has accused of being "Iranian 100 percent", but it did so at the partial expense of their own security.

    While Islamic State's territory does not yet extend to the Saudi border, and appears unlikely to pose a military threat, many of the kingdom's citizens have joined the group, raising fears they will turn against their own government.

    For the Al Saud, most Islamist factions represent a dangerous ideological challenge to their system of dynastic rule, leading to their campaign against the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and cooperation with Washington to tackle al Qaeda.

    The ruling family has grown so worried, spurred by memories of attacks by Saudi veterans of Iraqi fighting last decade, that King Abdullah in February decreed tough new laws and has mobilized the powerful clergy to preach against radicalism.

    "We have done and will do everything we can to stop the spread of this corrosive poison in our country and region and encourage all other governments to do the same," Riyadh's ambassador to London, Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf, wrote in a British newspaper this month.


    Saudi authorities say they are constantly in touch with Iraqis.

    And the kingdom may have some ability to use traditional connections to influence Sunni tribes with extensive membership on both sides of the border.

    "There is a long tradition of tribal elders from Iraq and other Arab countries visiting Saudi princes and other important personalities and petitioning for financial support to help them advance their broad social and political interests," said Neil Partrick, an associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute.

    Nevertheless, Riyadh has had no ambassador based in Iraq since 1990, when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait and threatened Saudi soil, and relations have soured even further since 2003, when the U.S.-led invasion gave the Shi'ite majority more power.

    Saudi Arabia is the biggest humanitarian donor to Iraq, following a $500 million gift via the United Nations, said one of several diplomats in the Gulf interviewed for this article.

    But its attempts to back Sunni political leaders north of the border have been sporadic and unsuccessful.

    "People think the Saudis have more influence than they do. There are some contacts, but not much," said a diplomat.

    Diplomats said both Riyadh and Qatar were in touch with a number of "moderate Sunni leaders" in Iraq, whom they supported to defuse growing support for Islamic State radicals.

    However, such ties are not strong, said Alani.

    While Riyadh did provide some funding to Iraq's Sunni tribes after Baghdad stopped financing the Awakening movement there, a diplomat said, the connections, mainly through the Shammar tribe of King Abdullah's wife, were limited.

    Even Saudi religious leaders have little influence over fellow Sunnis in Iraq, most of whom follow different schools of Muslim thought to the Wahhabi school dominant in the kingdom.


    Immediately after Haidar al-Abadi was tapped to be prime minister, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal described it as the "only good news I heard lately", a sign of how far Riyadh distrusted Maliki.

    Abadi is from the same political bloc as Maliki, however, and was described by a diplomat as "the lowest common denominator in terms of what was acceptable to everybody".

    "Abadi is from the same extremist Shi'ite party as Maliki, so we will have to wait to see what his actions are like, not just his words," said Abdullah al-Askar, head of the foreign affairs committee of the appointed Shoura Council, which advises the government on policy.

    An early attempt to reach out had indifferent results, said one senior Gulf source who declined to be named, though his account could not be confirmed.

    He said national guard head Prince Miteb bin Abdullah met Iraqi officials after Abadi was nominated to offer advice on tackling the Sunni insurgency, but that they were "less welcoming than expected" and he was rebuffed.

    "The prince communicated his message with officials working with Abadi and his message was firm and clear that issue of insurgencies must be dealt with firmly," said the source.

    While the departure of Maliki removes a poisonous personal enmity from Saudi-Iraqi ties, Riyadh also accepts the reality of political and sectarian constraints in Baghdad, said the source.

    "There's an understanding that for the time being, the prime minister in Iraq needs to be a Shi'ite," he said.

    Some Iraqis hope the changes in Baghdad could lead to a wider accommodation between Tehran and Riyadh, helping to cool tensions in their country and across the Middle East.

    "I think there will be positive developments between Iran and Saudi Arabia because of the advance of the Islamic State ... They will both play a role now in Iraq because of Islamic State," Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari told Reuters.

    But after Saudi and Iranian officials met for their first bilateral talks since moderate President Hassan Rouhani was elected last year, official media in both countries kept reporting of the exchange to a minimum. It was a sign, say analysts, of how far their mutual suspicions persist, and how difficult it will be to work together to tackle Islamic State.

    (Additional reporting by Michael Georgy in Baghdad and Amena Bakr in Doha; Editing by Will Waterman)


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    Law: the insistence of alliances and the Union of Kurdistan force their demands

    Law: the insistence of alliances and the Union of Kurdistan forces on their demands resulting in failure to form government

    Baghdad - The MP said the coalition of state law Jabbar al-Abadi, said the insistence of alliances Union of Kurdistan and the Iraqi forces, their demands would result in a failure to form the government anticipated at the time the constitutional.

    He said al-Abadi told all of Iraq [where], “The Alliance Alcardsatani Egypt on raising the issue of the salaries of the Peshmerga, oil and gas, and the other as conditions essential to participate in the next government, as well as the coalition forces Iraqi Egypt also refused to continue to work the law of accountability and justice, and the enactment of the general amnesty, therefore, if these issues remained on the table will certainly not reach an acceptable result in the formation of the next government. ”

    He continued that “the constitutional period remaining sufficient to form a government, but that the outstanding issues between the political blocs hinder its formation.”

    He called on Prime Minister-designate Haider Abadi Today, the political blocs to speed up the submission of Marchim ministries, pointing out that he continue his efforts to form a government by intensifying meetings of political blocs, to provide ministerial cab as soon as possible.

    And we are talking about the share of each alliance of ministries, and distribute them, according to the points stressed seats with several parties and religious authority on the need to choose the ministers on the principle of fairness and efficiency, to form a government capable of advancement of the country.

    The representative of the religious authority Ahmed Net today, Friday, that the political blocs to speed up the formation of a national government and a wide everyone feels belonging to and participant in it.
    was prime minister-designate Haider Abadi called on Friday, political blocs to speed up the submission of names of candidates for the ministries in the next two days, stressing that it will begin Since the first day after the formation of the government to apply the government program agreed, while noting his commitment to the principle of partnership and guidance of reference Dinah.anthy 2.


  4. #4

    Ministerial program or the " National Paper "

    Bayati: The demands of the Iraqi National forces and Kurdish coalitions merged in one paper called the National paper

    30/08/2014 08:46:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / The MP, of the State of Law Coalition, Abbas al-Bayati said that the papers of demands of Iraqi National Forces and Kurdistan Alliance merged in a single one the National Alliance called it the (national paper) " pointing out that" the national paper will form the framework of the government, which will be voted upon by the Council of House of Representatives. "

    He said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "The negotiating Committee of eight for the National Alliance conducted round of negotiations with the Iraqi National forces, and with the Kurdistan Alliance, and has studied their demands thoroughly, and merged them in one paper, which was named the national paper" .

    Bayati added, "The national paper will form approach framework to government that will vote on, with the ministerial cab in the House of Representatives, adding," in this paper, it was taken into account that the Constitution is the ruler and compass for the government work, and secondly there should not preconditions."



    Article 76:

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

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

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

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

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


    "........... my information is now talking of an overall agreement on a platform of the things the government is promising to deal with and its solutions. Some Ministers may be in dispute but those will be resolved. The platform is a series of pre-agreed solutions to big issues (promises in writing) with known outcomes such as the resolution of the HCL and its agreements and article 140 and its resolution. That will guarrantee the Kurds and the Sunni's will get what they want and will support this government. They can't get everything done all at once and some things they can't even start until there is a new COM in place which means a seated government. This agreement in writing is the roadmap that they have all promised to follow. Everyone will sign it once the negotiations are done. Once the agreement is done they will register it with the court. It provides that warm fuzzy for everyone including the CBI and removes the element of trust. It also guarranties that the vote will be in favor of the government of Abadi. If this document is signed sealed and delivered and all parties feel good about it, the CBI will figure the voting in of the government is a slam dunk even if it takes alittle more time do to some disqualifications of submitted Ministers. The CBI needs to get going now. " - tlar.


    National unites demands in 18 items and Sunni blocs talking about "Shiite reservation" on the details of the reconciliation

    Sat Aug 30 2014 05:08 | (Voice of Iraq) Baghdad / Mohammabah

    Deputies said leading Shiite on Friday, the National Alliance, the unification of the demands of the political forces across the paper one can represent agreement to form a government, and consists of 18 items and ceilings of time to implement each requirement related package of reforms called for by most of the parties in the opposition prior to the policies of Nuri al-Maliki.

    The MPs said they would surrender this paper consolidated into the Kurdistan Alliance and a coalition of national forces and other parties, expressing the expectation of reaching an agreement on what the contents of the settlement of a dispute with the Irbil or the Sunni provinces, and disputes within the National Alliance also about the form of decision-making and rules of procedure of the Council of Ministers.

    However, the Sunni legislators seemed uncomfortable reactions to some of the parties in the National Alliance, and who "may keep some of the demands of the Year" related to the absorption of the armed factions and the re-trial of the accused in terrorism cases.

    According to MP for the coalition of state law on the Keywords in a statement to the "long" that the National Alliance him this morning (yesterday) Friday paper National Union of Forces, in order to be found and to give his remarks, "pointing out that the Kurdistan Alliance, will receive this paper immediately."

    The relationship between that in "the event of the arrival of the responses of the political blocs on the national paper will be included in the general content and to call a meeting for signature by the political blocs likely" to be a meeting of the blocs in the coming hours. "

    Conversely MP for the National Alliance, Ibrahim Bahr al-Ulum said in an interview with the "long" to "national paper include (18) and a clause which limits each time demands raised during the negotiations with the political blocs."

    He explained that "the ceilings of time recorded in the national paper of up to about six months, and will begin the new government to apply immediately after the vote in the House of Representatives," noting that the terms of this paper is about finding solutions to the problems between Kurdistan and the federal government as well as with the Sunni provinces. "

    He pointed out that "This paper is part of the curriculum of government which is talking about political issues and address the outstanding issues but the government program needs to be more capacity for resolving the wider problems of the Iraqi state."

    For his part, MP from the Union of Iraqi forces Mutaiota Ali Jassim told the "term" that "Sunni blocs did not provide any candidate to the National Alliance to fill the ministries are still negotiating about the national paper under way between the political blocs."

    He Mutaiota "that a meeting with the collection of the National Alliance, the Union of Iraqi forces on Friday did not include ending the contentious issues within the negotiating paper," pointing out that "the negotiations were postponed for two days for the next two reached an agreement."

    And that "some paragraphs of the negotiating paper Sunni have been accepted by the National Alliance, and kept some of them on two fundamental points are the general amnesty law and national reconciliation," pointing out that "Sunni forces want from the general amnesty law to return all the trials that took place during the previous government."

    He pointed out that "without the approval of these two requirements will not participate in the next government on the grounds that many of those convicted were present extract confessions by force in ways that are incorrect and therefore call for the reintroduction of these trials through the enactment of a general amnesty."

    And on the reservations of the National Alliance on paragraphs Amnesty Law MP for the province of Nineveh Ali Jassim Mutaiota that "the National Alliance stood against the issue of the courts and re-install insists on provisions on both admitted involvement in terrorism and do not check the type of confession."

    He said, "Other than the issue of the controversial issues of national reconciliation that we feel it necessary to include allowing some of the armed groups which have not stained their hands with the blood of Iraqis, to enter the political process without reservation to any component of the Iraqi people."

    He pointed out that "some of the blocks of the National Alliance has custody of the entry of these groups in the political process leading to a lack of agreement with the Union forces during the last talks on the formulation of a unified negotiating paper."

    He noted that "We are afraid to be reservations about some of these blocks of the National Alliance, a sign of the survival of the previous approach to the Maliki government."

    He stressed that "the National Union of Forces will not provide any candidate for the next government, but in the case of approval on all our demands in its entirety."

    Contrast between the head of the mass change of Kurdish Hoshyar Abdullah that the coalition of Kurdish blocs did not submit candidates for the ministries were not discuss this issue within the Kurdish house.

    Abdullah said in a statement the "term" that "paper items Kurdish negotiating await adequate answer to it, including the issues of oil and Budget and activating the role of the Parliamentary and Article 140," noting that "the Kurdish paper requesting the implementation of its demands and its provisions in accordance with the limits specified time."

    He added that "Article 140 identified through the Kurdish paper cut the time amounting to one year after the formation of the government, and the formation of the Federal Court and the Federation Council and the formation of a federal state and the question of balance, and oil and gas law and the Peshmerga, has identified a timeframe as well."

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    Re: " The Dinar Daily ", Saturday, 30 August 2014


    August 29, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    Abadi reaffirms his commitment to the principle of national partnership and political and security reforms

    29/08/2014 22:14:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / Designated Prime Minister, Haider Abadi confirmed his commitment to the principle of national partnership in running the country.

    He said in a statement read by his press office today that "the formation of the government is a great response to the IS which seeks to foil the democratic process in Iraq and the democratic structure of the country, and incorporating it in the conflicts between the components and the destruction of its civilization and cultural and intellectual heritage, calling on the political blocs to "expedite the provision of their candidates for the ministries.

    Abadi promised to apply the, political, security and economic reforms after announcing the government.

    The media office said that "al-Abadi continued his intensive meetings with all the political blocs to form a government and the drafting of the government program.

    The statement called on the blocks to "expedite the provision of their candidates for the ministries in order to study their CVs and choose the most efficient of them and has a program to develop a ministerial work and his ministry

    He explained that he will start since the first day after the formation of the government to apply the government program agreed upon and start political, economic and security reforms and for the development of the country and rid it of the crises that it passed by.


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    MP: Allawi is ready to assume any position deals with national reconciliation and the security files

    30/08/2014 10:22:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / The leading figure of the Watania coalition, Hassan al-Hamadani said that the coalition's leader Iyad Allawi is interested in two themes which are national reconciliation and the security file, and he is ready to assume any of these two files, because they are from the heart of the problem faced by the country ".

    He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "The majority of the Iraqi people see that Iyad Allawi is the right man for this job, and he is the only one who has the admissibility of all components of the country and even abroad." pointing out that" the Watania coalition did not state, since its inception until this moment, in sectarian tone ".

    He added: "We held meeting with the National Alliance and the views were close in some subjects, and others no, therefore the roundtable for all the political blocs guarantees to know which trend we will take, because the political situation does not bear bilateral or triple secret agreements."

    He added, "the roundtable will be held today or tomorrow, after it was scheduled to be held yesterday, to put the government's program clearly to all the political blocs." pointing out that" we demanded to be texts and phrases of the government program clear, understandable and legal, and shall be binding for the political blocs, so that we can vote on the government program in parliament, to get out of the dark tunnel. "

    He pointed out that "the Watania emphasizes on a genuine national reconciliation, which is the most important paragraphs that we asked for, include all the belongings in political arena, which are a general amnesty, displaced return, stop the indiscriminate shelling, and work in principle of (let bygones be bygones)."

    He added, "the paper presented by Watania coalition was well received by the National Alliance and Kurdistan Alliance, because it is only one that has a clear vision, and include all the demands of the components and put practical and fast solutions for all the problems of the country's political, security, economic and others."

    He explained, "The country needs personalities that have political weight internally, Arabic, regionally and international admissibility in addition to social symbols and highly experienced technocrats.


  7. #7

    "Paper" causing the collapse of negotiations to form a government before the 10-day d

    "Paper" causing the collapse of negotiations to form a government before the 10-day deadline Abadi

    Twilight News / announced a coalition of Iraqi forces, which represents most of the Sunni forces Saturday to stop negotiations with the National Alliance to form the next government and said that his return to negotiations depends on the extent of the new meet all the demands made in the negotiating paper "paper rights".

    It is not known whether the withdrawal of a year of negotiations will continue until the end of the neglected constitutional form of government, but locals say it is an attempt to pressure to meet their demands.
    A member of the bloc Khaled Mafraji in an interview with "Twilight News" The meeting was held this afternoon between the delegation of the coalition forces and the national delegation of the National Alliance delegation ended the withdrawal of Iraqi forces on the background of the lack of response to the demands of the National Alliance, which has provided. "
    He explained that Mafraji alliance "has decided not to return to the negotiations of the new, but to meet the demands of all of them, without exception, and we get 40% in the distribution of executive positions."
    Abadi was left in front of only ten days to submit his cabinet to parliament for gaining confidence after the constitutional period nearing completion.
    The head of the delegation negotiating powers of national Salman Jumaili in a statement that "Negotiations between the two parties on forming a government has collapsed."
    "The reason was the insistence of some components of the national curriculum on the previous Maalih brought Iraq to the day of the collapse and complete paralysis in all aspects of life."
    Commissioned by President Fuad Masum, the leader of the Dawa Party, Haider Abadi form a new government after announcing that the National Alliance, the largest bloc and that he Abadi candidate for prime minister in a move that has angered the prime minister in the caretaker government of Nuri al-Maliki.


  8. #8

    Basra ports receive three drawers and a fuel tanker Chinese origin within the Japanes

    Basra ports receive three drawers and a fuel tanker Chinese origin within the Japanese loan

    Saturday, 30 August / August 2014 13:19

    Ministry of Transport announced Basra ports receive three drawers and a fuel tanker with a boat to dive Chinese origin within the project of the Japanese loan granted to Iraq.
    According to a statement received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of the "Iraqi ports received yesterday a three drawers on behalf of [the original, and Dawoodah, and the validity and diving boat and tanker probe card Saybah 1,000 tons within the project of the Japanese loan."
    The statement pointed out that "the horsepower of the boats reached 5,500 horsepower and a maximum speed marine unit per 12 knots."
    He pointed out that "marine units have been built in China in 2014 and launched two months ago mounted specialist tanker tonnage 1337 tons"


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    Re: " The Dinar Daily ", Saturday, 30 August 2014


    Real estate loans, the bank stopped until further notice


    BAGHDAD / JD / .. bank statement for mortgage loans stopped until further notice, while noting that he welcomes any initiative comes from the Baghdad provincial council on cooperation to facilitate the issue of construction loans to citizens.

    The Director of Information Real Estate Bank Abdul Razzaq Kazim told / JD /: that all loans currently suspended until further notice, but he also, but in the case of approving the budget will have to have a plan of action on new loans.

    He added: We welcome any initiative regarding cooperation to facilitate the issue of granting construction loans for citizens, within the 2015 plan prepared by the Baghdad Provincial Council, which include cooperation with the government banks to facilitate the premiums due on those loans.

    At the beginning of this year, the cabinet announced a capital increase for the Land Bank to 150 billion dinars, according to the provisions of Article (10) of the Companies Act No. 22 of 1997 as amended.

    It is noted that the Land Bank was established under Law No. 18 of 1948, and started operations in 1949 with a nominal capital of one million dinars.

    The stated goal of the establishment of the bank in that period of time is to rid and save the urban population (especially the "city of Baghdad), who had to borrow to meet mortgage their homes residential guarantee" to repay the debt so that they can exchange for items of their daily lives or the investment of these funds trade operations numbered.

    During the year 1964, a law was passed does not allow any lending in the state close the road to the Land Bank, where there were departments have established housing projects with the task of lending affiliates, particularly for the purchase of houses away "from the Land Bank.

    After the 1968 active real estate bank in its practices to meet the lending transactions, which increased in size and, for example, transactions the bank since its inception up to 1968 amounted to 100 913 (one hundred thousand nine hundred and thirteen treatment) rates loans with amounts ranging between (500 and up to 1200) dinars Alaana grew up in public 1991 million to the transaction.

    Continued and affected by growth up until they reached the loans the bank until 1995 to (5014324) dinars (five billion and fourteen million three hundred and twenty-four thousand dinars distributed (980990) nine hundred and eighty thousand nine hundred and ninety-treatment and represent new housing units built.

    The expansion of the bank to exercise its different activities significantly in 1980 through the application of the decision to cancel the legal interest Mufrodhaly mortgage loans for the purpose of housing and increase the upper limits for lending and the extension of the installments, which led to the expansion of the base lending of bank loans during 1981, about (750) seven hundred and fifty million dinars, and thus be the bank had exercised a role "economically" and socially, "sacrificing" amounts of benefits that could have been obtained by the bank if the lending are its benefits even if they are soft (which Matbath commercial banks and investment activities) and is considered a pioneering step alone by Qtrna between the countries of the world. / Finished / branches to improve /


    Soon .. re-open a branch of the Rafidain Bank in London after debt settlement


    BAGHDAD / JD / .. Rafidain Bank announced its intention to re-opening of the branch and the resumption of activity in the British capital London after the settlement of all debts incurred by him to the United Kingdom.

    The general director of the bank on behalf of Kamal al-Hassani said in a statement received / JD / copy of it: that of the Rafidain Bank branch in London, the first Arab bank in Europe, was founded in 1952 and has played a prominent role in the performance of the banking outside Iraq.

    He said the General Administration of the bank has to pay the debt incurred by him to the United Kingdom and is making strenuous efforts to regain its presence and resume the work of the bank.

    He said al-Hassani said the British side expressed its willingness to re-examine the branch to be a window for the exchange of modern commerce and banking operations with Iraq.

    The Rafidain Bank stressed his quest to pay the salaries of retirees living outside Iraq electronic card.

    The general director of the bank on behalf of Kamal al-Hassani said in a statement earlier: that Rafidain Bank, and through his tireless efforts seeking to achieve pay the salaries of residents outside Iraq electronic card, which guarantees them easier to use the card from any ATM of any bank outside of return.

    It is noted that Rafidain Bank was established under Law No. (33) for the year 1941 and started operations in 1941 with a paid up capital of 50 000 dinars.

    Over the bank through several stages during his historic first was his presence as the first national bank commercial banking is practiced among many foreign banks.

    And began the gradual expansion within Iraq then has gone through the integration of multiple began in 1964, including commercial banks, which had been working in Iraq, where they were in 1974 consolidated with the Rafidain Bank, which became the only commercial bank in Iraq.

    In 1998, the bank has witnessed a new development is its transformation into a public company owned by the state is fully in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Law No. (22) for 97 years in order to contribute to the national economy in the area of ​​commercial banking and investment funds and provide funding for various sectors in accordance with the development plans in the framework of economic and financial policies and cash for the state.

    The number of branches of the bank are currently 147 branches in Iraq, in addition to (8) branches in a sawmill in some Arab cities, namely: Cairo, Beirut, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain./ Finished / 22 /


    Rafidain Bank plans to open its branch in London after the settlement of the debt owed it all

    SATURDAY, 30 AUGUST / AUGUST 2014 08:41 J P

    Twilight News / announced Rafidain Bank on Saturday, his intention to re-opening of the branch and the resumption of activity in the British capital London after the settlement of all debts incurred by him to the United Kingdom.

    The general director of the bank on behalf of Kamal al-Hassani said in a statement reported for "Twilight News", a branch of the Rafidain Bank in London, the first Arab bank in Europe, was founded in 1952 and has played a prominent role in the performance of the banking outside Iraq.

    He added that the public administration has to pay the debt incurred by him to the United Kingdom and is making strenuous efforts to regain its presence and resume the work of the bank.

    He explained that the British side expressed its willingness to re-examine the branch to be a window for the exchange of modern commerce and banking operations with Iraq.

    Last edited by OOTW; 08-30-2014 at 03:57 PM.

  10. #10

    An invitation to put an economic vision fit the next phase

    An invitation to put an economic vision fit the next phase

    8/30/2014 0:00

    To solve a lot of problems
    BAGHDAD Shokran Fatlawi
    demanded an international expert in the governance of the need to apply the management process and the development of a clear vision to meet the challenges facing the Iraqi economy in the future, stressing that the country will remain in a difficult situation without the presence of these former minister Alraah.odaa d. Mehdi al-Hafez during an economic seminar attended by "morning" to the need to stand on the challenges facing the Iraqi economy in the future, pointing to the importance of restructuring the national economy and activating the role of the private sector and attention to human resources and community development as well as the need for attention to the housing sector and solve the acute crisis afflicting the country, let alone about the deterioration of services and the need to improve them, pointing out that it is through the application of governance in Aladarh.obin Hafiz said the oil was and still is the main source of living of Iraqis, noting that there are about 20 million people get their livelihood through the state budget, taking into account the presence of more of 4 million government employees.
    said Hafiz said the public sector has become dominant on the economic landscape of the country Banks Government acquires 90 percent of the deposits accompanied by depriving private banks Mnha.wachar the need to mitigate the dominance of oil on the economy through the activation of other sectors in order to diversify the economy alternative such as agriculture and industry, which fell Kthira.tgdr be noted that the Institute for the progress of the development policies stressed earlier in the need to find appropriate solutions to oust the Iraqi economy from the problems experienced by, and address the structural imbalance in the legislation relating to this side and that caused the events of a lot of Alarbakat of the most important deterioration performance in the implementation of projects and underdevelopment in the whole country.


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