It is EVICT MALIKI DAY + ONE HUNDRED TWENTY- SIX ( 126 ) or " E - M DAY + 126 "
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
President Masum: Formation of the government is imminent
BAGHDAD / NINA / President Fuad Masum declared, "The consultations for the formation of the new government has seen significant progress, and its announcement will be soon.
Masum said in an interview with one of the satellite channels, "there is a feeling that everyone has the need to form a government, otherwise we will enter into a spiral, stressing that" the priority after the formation of the government would be to focus on the fight against the terrorist organization. "
He added: "There is conviction to the political parties that we should restore Iraq's relations with the region, Arab and world states because it is difficult to rely only on ourselves to fight these armed groups."
He confirmed "the need to build a broad coalition to fight terrorist groups in Iraq, because they pose a threat to regional and international security".
BAGHDAD / NINA/ The special meeting of the Council of Representatives to discuss the issue of Speicher began on Wednesday afternoon, 3, Sep. headed by Chairman Salem al-Jubouri and with attendance of 182 MPs and a number of security leaders and representatives of the families of the missing.
SRSG calls authorities to conduct independent investigation on Speicher Camp Massacre
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 13:19
Baghdad (AIN) -The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, has called on the Iraqi authorities to conduct a public and independent investigation into the fate of soldiers and other military personnel who were massacred or are missing from the Camp Speicher military base, when it was seized by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and associated armed groups on 12 June 2014.
"Evidence suggests that a massacre has been committed at Camp Speicher and hundreds of Iraqis lost their lives at the hands of ISIL. It is in the interest of their families and relatives, who remain unaware of the fate of their loved ones, as well as in the public interest, that the Iraqi authorities do all they can to uncover the truth of what has happened to these men, to locate and identify the remains of any who may have been killed, and to undertake all efforts to secure the release of any who may remain in captivity”, Mr. Mladenov stated.
"Any person or group of persons responsible of these acts must be held accountable according to law”, Mr. Mladenov stressed, adding that the events that took place at Camp Speicher on 12 June remain of deep concern to the international community.
The United Nations Human Rights Council passed a resolution on 1 September calling on the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to dispatch a team of investigators to Iraq to inquire into crimes committed by ISIL and associated armed groups as a means of assisting the Government of Iraq and the international community to ensure accountability in relation to those crimes.
On 11-12 June 2014, ISIL and associated armed groups seized large areas of northern and north central Iraq including the Iraqi military base of Camp Speicher located near Tikrit in Salah al-Din governorate. The circumstances of what followed remain unclear. ISIL claimed at the time that it had "executed” some 1,700 captured soldiers and other military personnel from Camp Speicher. Photos and videos posted online by ISIL in the days immediately after the capture of the area, depicted horrendous scenes of a large number of young men being herded onto trucks, transported to a remote location, and then forced to lay on the ground in rows, as ISIL fighters systematically and brutally killed them.
Iraqi forces, racing against time to form a government ahead of a summit «NATO» Font Size |
Date Published: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Huda Jassim (Baghdad)
Iraqi political forces raced time endeavors led by Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi, for the Iraqi government announcement lineup prior to the NATO summit «NATO» Thursday, amid fluctuating balance between the faltering negotiations continue.
The sources said the political forces that the differences began to shrink in front of deals the distribution of positions, which include the appointment of three vice-presidents of the republic are trading their names, and they Iyad Allawi and his days Nujaifi and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the outgoing.
According to a political source close to the negotiations to form a government that these negotiations accelerates to overcome all the obstacles, facing agree on a government program, then the distribution of ministerial portfolios between the political forces.
The sources pointed out that the government program does not meet all the aspirations, but what best can be reached at this stage, and that the process of achieving 50% of the program will be transferred Iraq from one stage to another.
She explained that Iyad Allawi, leader of a coalition national was and still has a big role in the development of a roadmap for this program, with the leaders of the National Alliance and the Union forces and the Kurdistan Alliance, but sources indicated that the negotiations with the Kurds and found some difficulties in the two demands, will bypass them after the formation of the government.
For her part, Maysoon al, the official spokesman for a coalition of national, that the negotiations on the government program is moving in a consensual, in line with the roadmap set by her coalition.
She added that the National Coalition calls on all political blocs to seek to overcome the obstacles and to agree on the formation of a national unity government, involving representatives of the peaceful popular movement, which was launched in Baghdad and other provinces since 2011.
And varied details on the portfolios, which nominated her to predicted Allawi's coalition would get one ministry may assume is the position of vice president, in addition to Osama Najafi, former speaker of parliament, and Nuri al-Maliki, Prime Minister of the outgoing, where we are talking now about the appointment of three Vice-President of the Republic .
On the other hand, and on the details of the agreements announced the Justice and Accountability Commission yesterday formally agreed with the Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi, the President of the Republic Fuad Masum, the amendment to the Law Commission and submitted to the House of Representatives for approval.
The deputy head of the Bakhtiar judge yesterday that Prime Minister-designate Haider Abadi and President Fuad Masum, told the Justice and Accountability Commission, the need to make adjustments to the Law Commission, and members of the Commission shall, in accordance with the Constitution of continuity in their work.
The political sources confirmed that the Iraqi politicians are trying to form a government ahead of a summit meeting «NATO» in Leeds on Thursday, where members will discuss the expansion of the alliance at risk «Daash» and the actions that will be taken to restore the cities that were under his control. http://www.alittihad.ae/details.php?...4&article=full
MP: Abadi to present his his cabinet tomorrow, Thursday
MP: Abadi to present his his cabinet tomorrow, Thursday
BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the citizen parliamentary bloc, Aziz al-Uqaili said that "The assigned Prime Minister, Haider Abadi will present his cabinet tomorrow, Thursday."
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that "talks between the political blocs to form a government and naming ministers are positive and constructive, pointing out that" most of the political blocs delivered Abadi candidates for the positions of cabinet, and agreed to offer the government program and cabinet on Thursday in the House of Representatives. "
About calls from some politicians to proceed to form a government of political majority, Ugaili said that "the issue of forming a government of political majority is rejected , because we want to cooperate with all components and Iraqi minorities on the grounds that the country is going through serious threat requires the cooperation of everyone to remove this threat, and to ensure the continuation of the new political process in the future, ".
Baghdad (AIN) –The Council of Ministers voted for assuming, Ali al-Allaq, with the post of the governor of the Central Bank of Iraq.
An informed source of the Cabinet reported to All Iraq News Agency ''The Cabinet voted for assuming, Ali al-Allaq, the Secretary General of the Council of Ministers, with the post of the governor of the CBI.''
The Council of Ministers decided, on Tuesday, that the President of the Office of financial supervision Abdel Basset Turki on retirement to end the legal mandate, and that he decided to instruct the optimizer Ismail relationship with the Governor of the Central Bank said. The Cabinet said in a statement received (range press), a copy of the "Cabinet of the thirty-fourth regular meeting in Baghdad (Tuesday, 2 September, 2014), headed by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, and decided to approve the assignment of Dr. Abdel Basset Turki, head of the Office of financial supervision on retirement to end its mandate by law".
The Council said in its statement that "the Council decided to entrust the optimizer Ismail as the Governor of the Central Bank said that the new government nominations for the posts of Central Bank Governor and the Office of financial supervision."
The number of ministries in the government-Abadi, 25 .., Kurds and Sunnis share and f
The number of ministries in the government-Abadi, 25 .., Kurds and Sunnis share and foreign oil
Wed Sep 03 2014 09:08 | (Voice of Iraq)
A coalition of citizens, led by Mr. Hakim for the 'sites and the distribution of ministries in the new Iraqi government will be according to the distribution in the base year 2010, the Department of maturity where the Iraqi List, the Union forces, and national, in the formation of the new government'.
A spokesman for the coalition of citizen eloquent Abu Galal, the 'National Alliance would get 17 sites including the Prime Minister and his deputy, and the deputy head of the House of Representatives, and the Republic, as well as the ministries', adding that' the Sunni component will get eight sites and Kurds seven, and two sites patriotism, while minorities will get on maturity of the Kurdish component '.
And saw Abu Galal, that those 'equation subject to change proportions simple up or down in the coming hours', noting that' some of the ministries has not been resolved definitively between the political blocs, or Monobloc, The Ministry of Finance has become a share of the National Alliance, but it has not been resolved between the citizen and the hand Others within the coalition, as well as for the Department of Defense, and whether they will go to a coalition of citizen or block Badr '.
He said the leader of the Islamic Supreme Council, that 'negotiations revolve around the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the component is handled by a Sunni, as well as the Ministry of Oil, and assumed from the Kurds', Msttrda as that 'foreign ministries and the oil did not completely Thsma between the two components'.
Abu continued relentlessly, that 'the number of ministries sovereign five, three of them Shi'ite component, and one for each of the component of the Kurdish and Sunni', and added that 'meetings coming hours will be decisive to crystallize the situation before next Thursday.'
He went a spokesman for a coalition of citizen, saying that 'the number of ministries in the next government would be between 23 to 25, with three deputies to the Prime Minister'.
He revealed Abu Galal, for 'the existence of differences on a simple platform of government will be resolved as soon as possible', and expected that 'the government is providing to Parliament next Thursday, for a vote with the government program.'
The spokesman for the coalition of the wise, that 'vote on the new government, it may be postponed to the beginning of next week, in case of surprises', noting that 'a long way cut on the identification of names of the ministers and there are no obstacles in this regard.'
He said the leader of the Islamic Supreme Council, that 'the most prominent differences on the curriculum of government concerning the issue of accountability, justice and finally resolved, as well as the law of oil and gas', pointing out that the' National Alliance feet like Balmkonin Sunni and Kurdish, visions and mutual concessions to develop solutions acceptable and reasonable than before Everyone '.
Alliance forces: We have reached an agreement with the 12 national ministries, including Foreign Affairs and Defense Wednesday 3 September 2014 10:46
Alsumaria News / Baghdad
MP for the coalition forces of the Iraqi National Khaled Mafraji, Wednesday, to reach an agreement with the National Alliance to participate the next government, and between the representation of the coalition would be with 12 ministries, including foreign affairs, defense, confirmed that the candidates of the Alliance for the positions of Vice President of the Republic will be Osama Najafi and vice-president of Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq.
Said Mafraji in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "meetings between coalition forces and the National Alliance to reach an agreement will accelerate the declaration of the formation of the government because the blocks of the three have papers provided by a popular demands to be a national paper for the work of the next government," noting that "the share of coalition forces from the cab new cabinet headed by Haidar al-Abbadi will be 12 ministries, including the Foreign Affairs and Defense. "
He Mafraji that "the agreement between the blocks of the three National Alliance and the national forces and the Kurdistan national paper will be the basis of which the agreement on the demands will reflect to give real power to the government and contribute to draw a picture of a new rule in Iraq Kan participate truth and meet popular demands for all the ingredients."
He said MP for the coalition of national forces that "national forces candidate for vice president will be former Parliament Speaker Osama Najafi and Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq."
The MP for the mass citizen Shawqi Salim announced on Tuesday (September 2, current), that political blocs agreed to the program of the government of Prime Minister-designate Haider Abadi and presented candidates for the ministries, as pointed out to cut the roof of the demands of the Union of Forces.
The President of the Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani and head of the National List, Iyad Allawi, on Tuesday, on the need to take the new Iraqi government demands of all Iraqi components into account, while stressing that adhere to their responsibilities and to help the displaced return to their areas.
Alliance forces: ready to concede the two ministries in return for the implementation
Alliance forces: ready to concede the two ministries in return for the implementation of our demands
Wed Sep 03 2014 08:48 | (Voice of Iraq)
A coalition of Iraqi forces, yesterday (Tuesday 2 September / September 2014), for his willingness to compromise on two suitcases and Zareeten compared to respond to our demands, the paper presented to the National Alliance.
The MP said the coalition forces Iraqi Ahmed al-Jubouri, the 'coalition of powers does not care about the proportion of its participation in the ministries that were 33 or 40% as much as a full charge of the National Alliance in response to the demands of the Sunni street paper that raised the negotiating committee'.
He added that the 'national forces ready to concede ministry or ministries provided pleasing Sunni street, so the National Alliance and Mr. Abadi, particularly to meet the six provinces and not pleasing to the political class that represents the year'.
He Jubouri 'our condition on Mr. Abadi guarantees us to be in the government program to achieve all the demands Mkonnena', saying 'We will monitor the work of the government and that the demands were not implemented, we will have a clear stand in front of the Government of Abadi'.
Source: Kurdistan will get the budget after the formation of the Government of Abadi
Source: Kurdistan will get the budget after the formation of the Government of Abadi
Wed Sep 03 2014 08:30 | (Voice of Iraq)
A source familiar with the negotiations, a Kurdish political blocs to form a government that the National Alliance has agreed to send the Kurdistan region's share of the federal budget for fiscal 2014.
The source said it is from inside the meetings that took place recently between the delegations of the negotiating powers of Kurdistan and the National Alliance in Baghdad, in a press statement followed the 'News Agency' to 'alliance agreed to send the region's share of Budgeting Finance, provided that they are paid in the form of premiums.'
The source added that 'the approval of the National Alliance came after rounds of intense negotiations that took place between the two parties' pointing out that 'the negotiation continues around the rest of the outstanding issues between the region and the Iraqi government, and on the conditions and demands of the Kurds to participate in the political life in Iraq'.
The Contrary lasted for several months between Baghdad and Erbil on the region's share of the budget was decided on the track cut Iraqi government employees' salaries Kurdistan have been sent during the current year Fett salaries for the month of January last year, in addition to half the monthly amount allocated for salaries for the month of February, where only sent amount 548 billion dinars, while refrained from sending financial allocations to the staff of the region for the past seven months.