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    It is EVICT MALIKI DAY + ONE HUNDRED TWENTY- NINE ( 129 ) or " E - M DAY + 129 "

    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)

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    " 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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    President Masum: Formation of the government is imminent

    01/09/2014 09:24:00

    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".


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    Even if Abadi failed to form a government as prime minister will not return to al-Mal

    Wael Abdul Latif: Even if Abadi failed to form a government as prime minister will not return to al-Maliki

    Written by: Citizen News.

    Baghdad -moatn

    The Minister of Provincial and former leader of the alliance loyal to the homeland, and Wael Abdul Latif, that "what we hear on the level of ongoing consultations to the effect that there are two sides therein; first is the ongoing consultations between the parties to the National Alliance (Shiite) itself, which talks, albeit silent until now, and not declared, it is not without more problems because of the lack of confidence of the parties within the Shiite alliance itself, and there are negotiations with other partners, who are Sunnis, and Kurds.

    Said Abdul Latif, a press statement despite "what is being said about the contract and confused, things seem to go naturally, without comment Sunni participation, and this comment will not continue in any case, because I see that what you are doing militias now and terrorist groups but is blocking efforts formation of the government, because it's in their interest, because they do not want to build a state, and therefore the right solution is to accelerate the formation of the government that the government may not be political losers, but a government of technocrats and competencies ».

    In response to a question on what seeps in some of the media that there are points behind Maliki, political and media, began to move to thwart the mission-Abadi, said Abdul Latif, "assuming that this happened, things will not return to al-Maliki, the existence of a decision by everyone internally and internationally , In addition, the replacement candidate is a candidate for the rule of law and the Dawa Party, and therefore I do not think that in the interest of al-Maliki or anyone can stand behind him and disrupt efforts to form a government. "

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    Jubouri: Abadi promised to release detainees who have not been brought to the courts

    Jubouri: Abadi promised to release detainees who have not been brought to the courts

    Fri Sep 05 2014 19:49 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Alsumaria News / Baghdad
    The head of the House of Representatives Saleem al-Jubouri, said Friday that Prime Minister-designate Haider Abadi promised to release detainees who have not been brought to the courts and exceeded the legal limit, as pointed out that this paper will ensure that the political agreement.

    Jubouri said in a statement received "Alsumaria News" a copy of it, "Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi told me his consent to include paper political agreement a special paragraph for the release of all detainees who have not been brought to court and the duration of their detention exceeded the legal limit."

    Jubouri was called, (July 28, 2014), to issue a general amnesty for prisoners on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr with the exception "of blood on their hands."

    The file is a general amnesty thorny issue between the three authorities, as often demanding parliamentarians and officials of this amnesty, but the executive branch constantly emphasizes that it is not their powers, but the powers of the legislative branch.

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    Abadi will depend on the "national paper" as the basis for his new government.

    Abadi will depend on the "national paper" as the basis for his new government.

    Fri Sep 05 2014 19:21 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Twilight News / announced a coalition of national forces, which includes the majority Sunni political bloc, on Friday, formally agreed on a uniform sheet of demands includes papers presented from the Kurdistan Alliance and the coalition forces and the National Alliance.

    A member of the coalition Khaled Mafraji, in an interview with "Twilight News", "The agreement ensures the integration of all the demands made ​​after the agreed upon paper and one was named the paper the National, which will be the government program for the next four years, and will vote in the House of Representatives to be legally binding."

    He explained that "the completion of the drafting of national paper is a new page for the new Iraq, unlike the previous phase, which was free from any government program with the lack of commitment in an application to be announced."

    He added that Mafraji "national paper formed all the demands of Iraqis of all the ingredients, and we have become a real opportunity to replace the time of injustice, marginalization and exclusion, a time of unity and harmony for the salvation of poverty and injustice."

    And fought political blocs during the past few days continuous negotiations to finalize the agreement on the demands made ​​by lowering ceilings and some of them, especially the demands of a coalition of national forces which provided for the cancellation of the accountability and justice legislation and the General Amnesty Law.

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    Iraq refiles case in U.S. court over disputed Kurdistan oil

    Iraq refiles case in U.S. court over disputed Kurdistan oil 6.9.2014

    The tanker United Kalavryta carrying disputed crude oil from Kurdistan. Photo: Reuters
    • See Related Articles September 6, 2014

    HOUSTON,— Iraq has refiled in U.S. court to gain control of $100 million of Kurdistan crude oil on a tanker near Texas, days after the court ruled it lacked jurisdiction to seize the cargo but said it could hear arguments over who is the oil's rightful owner.

    Iraq, in court documents seen on Friday, widened its case to include potential buyers of the cargo and said the Kurdistan Regional Government KRG has not stated if it currently owns it.

    Baghdad urged the court to intervene by taking temporary control of the cargo until the dispute is resolved, and said the U.S. court in fact has jurisdiction because the case involves business done in the United States.

    The dispute over the United Kalavrvta tanker, carrying some 1 million barrels of crude,www.Ekurd.net is also being litigated in Baghdad, but Iraq said the Kurds have yet to respond to at least one of their lawsuits there.

    The tanker has been stationed about 60 miles off Texas since late July, as the central government of Iraq wages a legal battle against Iraqi Kurdistan over who has the sole right to export crude.

    "This Court has subject matter jurisdiction over the claims against John Doe Buyer," Iraq said in its motion. U.S. District Court Judge Gray Miller had invited Iraq to replead the case.

    Stymied by the judge’s ruling last month that he didn’t have jurisdiction under admiralty law, the nation has come back with claims under maritime and Texas statutes.
    U.S. District Judge Gray Miller in Houston threw out an arrest warrant that gave federal agents authority to take the 1 million-barrel cargo and store it, at Iraq’s expense, if the tanker entered U.S. waters. Miller said he had no authority to intervene in a foreign ownership dispute under U.S. laws governing property stolen on the high seas. Iraq cited those laws as the basis for to recover crude exported from wells in the northern Iraqi region of Kurdistan without permission.

    Iraq’s Oil Ministry has now revised its complaint, citing different statutes to obtain a new arrest warrant aimed at preventing the Kurdistan Regional Government, or KRG, from selling the cargo in the U.S. Iraq now cites the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and state law governing stolen property.

    No Rehash

    “Such request is not made to re-hash previously pleaded arguments or factual allegations but for the purpose of addressing newly discovered information revealed since the” initial filing of the complaint, Iraq’s lawyers said in papers filed yesterday in Houston federal court. Harold Watson, the KRG’s lawyer in Houston, declined to comment on the filing.

    The proposed amended complaint names Kurdistan, which the U.S. doesn’t recognize as a sovereign nation, and the unknown “John Doe Buyer” believed to have purchased the cargo after it left Turkey in June.

    At a court hearing last month, both the Iraqis and Kurds told the judge they’d prefer to have ownership of the crude determined by Iraq’s Supreme Court. The sides are locked in a protracted legal battle there over billions of dollars in overdue oil royalties and unpaid war-damages reparations the central government owes Kurdistan, which the U.S. considers part of Iraq.

    Iraq’s lawyers said the KRG has refused to appear in its courts to address a 2012 government lawsuit seeking to block the region from exporting oil for its own benefit. They said seizing the Kurdish cargo in Texas was their only leverage to get the KRG to show up before the Iraqi high court.


    The United Kalavryta had been circling within a 350-yard radius of a spot 60 miles southeast of Galveston from July 26 through Sept. 1, when a vessel tracking service lost its signal.

    The signal picked up again last night, and the ship has moved about 20 miles south from that spot, according to vessel tracking data compiled by Bloomberg.

    Four firms that handle lightering services for vessels entering the ports of Houston, Corpus Christi, Galveston and Port Arthur said today they haven’t been hired to offload oil from the stranded ship onto smaller ships and bring it to shore.

    One of the firms, SPT Inc., wouldn’t take the job if it was offered, spokesman Simon Duncan said in a telephone interview.

    “I would honestly think no one would touch this ship,” Duncan said. “You’re inviting the potential for arrest of your own ship. It doesn’t make sense.”

    A fifth firm, AET Inc., had originally been hired to lighter the oil and later dropped the job after the dispute over the cargo arose. Two officials at vessel operator Marine Management Services M.C. of Piraeus, Greece, didn’t immediately respond to e-mails today seeking comment on the status of the vessel and its cargo. They also didn’t address the question in several e-mail exchanges yesterday.

    The case is Ministry of Oil of The Republic of Iraq v. 1,032,212 Barrels of Crude Oil, 3:14-249, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas (Galveston).

    Copyright ©, respective author or news agency, bloomberg.com | Reuters | Ekurd.net

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    Allawi accepted the position of Iraqi Vice President

    Allawi accepted the position of Iraqi Vice President

    Sat Sep 06 2014 07:54 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Washington: Do not coordinate militarily with Iran or the sharing of information on the situation in the region

    Baghdad: Mustafa Hamza and Masum - Washington, London: «Middle East»

    While still disagreements last minute based on the level of the formation of the government of Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi, Iraqi sources said a consensus on resolving the total posts of Vice President of the Republic.

    She said Maysoon al, a member of the Iraqi parliament from the coalition {national}, which is led by former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi told the «Middle East», that «Allawi agreed to assume the post of vice president to be his wide powers, especially in the context of the file who commissioned its follow-up, a national reconciliation ». The Damluji, that «national reconciliation is the major problem suffered by the country over the past years, and was applied to block a significant impact on access conditions in Iraq to what it is today». She pointed out that «with Allawi integrated project in this direction, as it is the admissibility of by everyone».

    In regard to the relevant current security challenges in Iraq, State Department announced that the United States does not intend to cooperate militarily with Iran to address the organization Daash {}, which controls large areas in Iraq and Syria.

    The spokeswoman for American foreign Marie Harff «will coordinate any military action with Iran, will not share the information with them, and do not have any plans to do so». However, the spokeswoman also said that the United States «certainly remain open to any obligation» diplomat with Tehran «As we have done in the past», especially about Afghanistan when he collaborated Tehran and Washington at the end of 2001 for the establishment of the regime of President Hamid Karzai after the fall of the Taliban.

    The comments came after the circulation of American news about cooperation between the two sides in Iraq. However, sources close to the Iranian government said that Iranian Leader Ali Khamenei, and agreed to cooperate with the Iranian military against their American counterparts Daash} {organization in Iraq, though the Revolutionary Guards, who are no elements in Iraq gave him the green light to establish contacts with the American military.

    The sources pointed out that the recent success of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the siege from the city of Amerli Iraqi forces have been in collaboration with the Iranian-backed Iraqi officers and American aerial bombardment, according to these sources, she said.


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    Disqualification Maliki doubled the responsibility of Washington in Iraq

    Disqualification Maliki doubled the responsibility of Washington in Iraq

    Sat Sep 06 2014 07:31 | (Voice of Iraq)

    The decision by al-Maliki withdraw his candidacy for a third term as prime minister is an important step forward for Iraq, but it was a necessary condition - not enough - for progress. This means that al-Maliki is no longer an obstacle to reform the political system to re disaffected Sunnis and Shiites and Kurds into the political process. Even so, these reforms still need a lot of work.

    We do not know precisely what is accepted by these components, but have a long list of demands. These demands can be summarized in three broad issues and the task is; define the powers of the central government (in particular the powers of the Prime Minister's Office); switch to a federal system truly possesses the Iraqi provinces and territories the powers (including military and financial); and comprehensive reform of the security services to make sure not to use it as a tool to suppress any of these components. May be easy to write these demands, but the implementation is very difficult, we do not know whether Prime Minister-designate Haider Abadi, the level of this challenge.

    Abadi was working behind the scenes, and Homarov being smart and practical but it's never been chief executive or political leader known widely. Moreover, many of the demands of the Sunnis and the Kurds seem very reasonable for them (and for many of the foreigners in view of the treatment they received under al-Maliki), but it looks difficult for many Shiites.

    This suggests that Iraq can enter into a long period of negotiations - hope that comes after the inauguration of a new government, but that may not happen. Even if the negotiations came after the inauguration, it could cripple the government and prevent it from actor's performance against the deep and urgent challenges facing Iraq today. And when it is finally reached deals, some of the reforms may need to constitutional amendments, and this can be argumentative and time-consuming. In other words, Iraq is still a long road in front of him to cut it.

    The biggest challenge now is to maintain the progress the Iraqis on the political front and at the same time fight Daash and other armed groups. The danger is that most of the former opposition - Sunni and Kurdish and Shiite - want to work in tandem; political reforms first, and after that will be settled are unhappy will begin work on the bodice offers Daash and others. This seems quite reasonable for them where they will have the greatest influence to ensure those changes by withholding their participation in a joint military campaign.

    This process may extend for a very long time, has never reach the end of the occasion. To this must be on hand to convince them what to move toward political reform and military counter-attack at one time, and this party must be the United States.

    The Obama administration deserves praise for adopting the correct strategy and dealing with the Iraq crisis well since the month of June (this does not mean to acquit her of the disastrous role in bringing about the current crisis as a result of the disastrous policy toward Iraq before June).

    But the truth is that the Iranians and the religious authority of the two Americans brought to this point, they are called from the Shiite militias to stop the Trooping the Daash attack on Baghdad, as united in Tehran and Najaf, the Shiite leadership eventually forced Maliki to step down. It is true that Washington played a role in it, but he was only a supporting role.

    The ball today in the court of Washington, because the Kurds and Sunnis are must now offers major concessions, where they had to agree to fight at a time when negotiating in Baghdad, not the Iranians and bookmark influence over them, but can the United States and the Sunni Arab states and Turkey that affect them.

    So the next steps in Iraq requires the participation of large American and effective and more determined (and perhaps at a high level) in order to succeed. Here the United States has the source of the influence of an important new, Valdharbat air carried out in defense of Kurdistan, was influential and is considered an important element in stopping the progress Daash enabled the Kurds to regain the territory of the task (including the Mosul Dam), also provided arms and advice to the Kurds has impressed Iraqis all.

    For the first time the Obama administration announced its willingness to allocate military resources to save Iraq, and that the Arabs of Iraq - Shiites and Sunnis Almatdelan- will want something from this support in their fight against Daash. This gives Washington the first real influence.

    The key for the United States is to demonstrate to the Iraqi military support what you want to presenting them in the event their desire and ability to fight as a group united against the extremists.

    So far the Americans was very specific about what they want from the Iraqis and very vague on what the United States wants presented to them in return. This also undermined America's influence in Baghdad so far.

    It is very important that the Iraqis are beginning to look at this ambiguity as a signal that the United States will not provide the same level of support to any anti-Iraqi attack, as it did in defense of Kurdistan.

    The other thing is that the United States, Turkey and Sunni Arab states to convince the moderate Sunni Arabs in Iraq to accept hints of goodwill by the new Iraqi government and not to wait for the achievement of political reform process is complete. For example, instead of a complete overhaul of the Iraqi armed forces, the United States should try to convince the Sunnis to accept the output of 15-20 military commander of the leaders of al-Maliki's most corrupt and sectarian lines, with the commitment of advisers and trainers Americans under the guidance and re-training of the Iraqi formations.

    This can be done similar concessions in other areas - for example, by passing and implementing a list of provincial powers suspended in Parliament for a long time, or solve Office of the Adjutant General of the Armed Forces who used al-Maliki in a lot of nefarious deeds against his political rivals.

    Again, it was a concession Maliki good first step, but that this is a journey of a thousand miles and the Iraqis to go down this road quickly. Iranians and gave them the first batch of reference, now it's up to the United States and its allies in maintaining their progress.

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    Chalabi and Allawi and Abdul-Mahdi, at the forefront of sensitive sites .. and Sense

    Chalabi and Allawi and Abdul-Mahdi, at the forefront of sensitive sites .. and Sense of Jaafari and "veto" on the Ameri

    Sat Sep 06 2014 04:47 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Baghdad / term

    She said several sources close to the file cabinet, the situation is even on the morning of Friday, included critical for a number of important positions, the center refused to internal and external, to give Ibrahim al-Jaafari and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Hadi al-Amiri Ministry of Defense, while make sure that Ahmed Chalabi was well received as Vice President Minister, with the strong support of the National Coalition, which is also keen on delivery Adel Abdul Mahdi, oil bag, parallel to welcome the granting of Iyad Allawi, vice president, responsible for the file dialogue with political opponents of the regime.

    The sources described the granting of positions for Ahmad Chalabi and Abdul-Mahdi, as a "gesture of goodwill and political guarantee, is to put sensitive positions, however, political figures planned, known by its ability to design compromises and do Busatat to resolve the dispute between the Iraqi parties, and is one of the intermediaries trusted known for their skills in negotiation and dialogue," a is much needed during the critical months ahead.

    In the context of more than describes the sources of political guarantees, and approved "the most important parties to grant Iyad Allawi position of vice president that gives powers to the follow-up file of national reconciliation and dialogue with those who oppose the political system, and to achieve the requirements of that with the rest of the parties."

    In the same context, and the face of the deputy prime minister in the outgoing government, Hussain al-Shahristani, a veto from multiple parties, and has been the reservation to give him any position has to do with energy or fiscal policy, because those parties bear responsibility for creating a lot of crises and confusions in charge nationally, in this vital area and strategic.

    And on Nouri al-Maliki, who asks position of vice president, according to sources, he "did not have enough yet to accept, despite the fact that there are those who understand the desire to provide legal protection and personal to him, while leaving the post of prime minister." It also describes the sources said Ibrahim al-Jaafari, who was able to convince some of the parties by giving the post of Foreign Minister, will not get the job necessarily, because the points of diplomatic several informed the National Alliance that Iraq "needs a diplomatic process in this sensitive period, and not al-Jaafari, the right person for this role!"

    In this context, sources indicate that the Kurdistan Alliance is still discussing a proposal to adhere to the foreign ministry for Hoshyar Zebari, and for the same reasons, where there is a feeling the need to be administered by the foreign policy of a moderate and acceptable enough regionally and internationally.

    The sources add that the United Nations and the Embassy of Washington, "They intervene repeatedly to push the points that surrounded the deadlock in the negotiations," noting that the international community "is keen to expedite the provision of assistance effective for Iraq, on the condition that reach Iraqis to satisfactory agreements on issues of power-sharing and wealth."

    A source close to the negotiations said the Kurdistan Alliance introduced a series of initiatives as a gesture of goodwill, of which he will stop for three months for exporting oil independently, and the export of one hundred thousand barrels through the SOMO federal, pending crystallize settle the dispute petroleum, that receives its budget financial delayed for about 9 months , also called for granting the Kurdistan 4 Ministries in at least, and not to increase the share of the other components on his account. The sources said that the Shiite path to negotiate with Erbil "well under" But people from the former political team have worked to block the deal in many joints task.

    However, that part is stuck and sensitive in cabins Abadi, it seems, is the Ministry of Defence, which insists Hadi Amiri, head of the Badr Organization on Tsenmha, but it collides with objections related to being a "party to the sensitivities of complex security", and headed an armed organization, it will not be easy for him to file management military relations task currently, with the Pentagon and NATO, the war in Iraq against Daash.

    In this context, says MP for the Kurdistan Alliance bloc Kaveh Mohammad, in an interview with the "long" that the nomination for the security ministries must have an acceptability as the security situation is normal in Iraq. "

    He continued that "the candidate of the Ministry of Defense Current Hadi al-Amiri is unable to build strong relations with America and Europe in arming the Iraqi army and to obtain other forms of support."

    And confirms a spokeswoman for a coalition of national Maysoon al in a statement to the "long", that Abadi "pledge of the political blocs to nominate independent personalities and professionals from a jurisdiction, to fill the interior and defense portfolios," afterthought that in the case of the nomination of a political figure "will reject this nomination."

    She added that "the next stage requires limiting arms of the government, however, which is the state of our demands within approved by Abadi." It considered that the Ameri Damluji "character is not suitable for the position of Secretary of Defense on the grounds that he has the Badr Corps," calling to "nominate a person from within the military is able to rebuild the Iraqi army."

    She explained, "What we want to be accessible to refrain from pushing the military in political conflicts, as happened in the previous government."

    To the MP for the coalition of citizen Hassan sari told the "term", that there is a strong desire by the mass Badr parliamentary access to the Department of Defense to be occupied by Hadi al-Amiri, explaining that "the Islamic Supreme Council will provide Bayan Jabr as a candidate for the Ministry of Defense in the event of not to get political consensus on the Ameri. "

    He continued in force "there reservations by Sunni blocs and others, to take over Hadi al-Amiri to bag the Ministry of Defense at this time."

    He added that "the American administration also entered on the line and told Iraqi leaders rejected the nomination of Amery for the post of Minister of Defense and that does not give this ministry to block Badr," explaining that "the reason for their objections to take Ameri to the defense portfolio he has armed militia as they claim."

    He favored the former minister Hassan sari that "the mass of the citizen will pay Bmarchaa statement Zubaidi to fill the post of defense minister after the cessation of negotiations in this regard between the political blocs now."

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    Jubouri heads of blocs meet today to discuss the budget

    Jubouri heads of blocs meet today to discuss the budget

    Sat Sep 06 2014 05:22 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Baghdad - Shaima Rashid

    Scheduled to hold House Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, today held a meeting with the heads of blocs on the current year budget 2014.oukal the head of the Kurdistan Islamic Group Alhaji Ahmed Rashid told the "morning": that a meeting held today at ten o'clock in the presence of President of the Council Saleem al-Jubouri, rather than Haider Abadi and heads of blocs on the Budget Committee, "noting that the regular session of the Council of Representatives will be held at eleven in the presence of the Minister of Finance Agency Safa al-Din Alsafa.oadav" The meeting will discuss the possibility of working in the budget in 2014 and the delay in the budget in 2015 also, "noting that the strategy next year's budget has not provided so far to the cabinet, expected to be delayed 2015 budget three months from the scheduled date.

    Last edited by AR Transplant; 09-06-2014 at 05:20 AM.

  10. #10

    Abadi puts the finishing touches on his government

    Abadi puts the finishing touches on his government

    Sat Sep 06 2014 04:16 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Bookmark urges politicians to take precedence over the public interest on personal

    Baghdad morning - Omar Abdel-Latif
    I learned the morning of the sources familiar with the progress of the negotiations, Prime Minister-designate, Dr. Haider Abadi arrived at the final stages of the formation of his government, which is now in the process of finalizing the selection, as stressed religious reference upper part, on the need to give politicians the benefit of the country on other interests , expressing the hope that the «government is working according to the new program is contagious and diagnosed previous mistakes», urging at the same time the political blocs to rise above the problems stirring side and taking into account the circumstances of the country ».
    Despite the weightings of some political blocs to announce that the government of Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi said on Saturday, but there are expectations that announce before the end of the constitutional period next Monday, and the House of Representatives have not received so far any message to attend today's meeting to vote on the government, as warned by some of the existence of what he called «surprises» last hours in the formation of the government.
    And the progress of the negotiations surrounding the formation of the government several difficulties include lack of waiver and show flexibility by the political blocs that put high demands ceiling, as observers believe that the aim of blocking the formation and foil announcing steps within the constitutional period.
    In the meantime, revealed a source close to Prime Minister-designate Haider Abadi, that there is evidence and documents condemning the personalities of political blocs are trying to hinder the formation of the government through pressure and raise the level of the roof to the limits of the demands are unreasonable and far from logic to achieve their own interests «.
    The source said that »personalities of blocks involved dialogues and negotiations have tried all the complexities of the situation and the problems of its goal to stop the wheel of negotiations, which we passed in which each narrow frames, which some have tried to put the objectives and intentions».
    The source pointed out that «Abadi will be forced to reveal all threaded through the detection of these figures and documents in his possession to inform them of the Iraqi people being affected by these behaviors and lose Zakia pure blood of the offender because of terrorism».
    He stressed that «of trying to thwart the formation of the government is the same as supporting terrorism and standing in front of the wheel of progress in negotiations to form a government of national consensus through which we are trying to build national unity and the elimination of terrorism, criminal».
    For its part, confirmed the Liberal bloc in the House of Representatives that the next government will not be the level of ambition and waited for the Iraqi people, for the existence of many of the ministries where, and this variant of the words that were told by the Prime Minister obtaining feminine ministerial, in addition to the presence of some of the characters introduced in order to « Satisfaction », while the Union of Iraqi forces alluded to the existence of a disappointment by the voters of the many politicians who described b» Almtdafien and who stick Positions ».
    The prime minister-designate Haider Abadi has held a meeting with the negotiating committee of the National Alliance to discuss the lineup of the next government amid reports completeness.
    The MP said the coalition of state law, Hisham al-Suhail in a press statement: that »the line-up was completed and remained the finishing touches before its announcement.
    He said «there is almost an agreement on the cabinet with the exception of some of the names that it still had a discussion», likely «to vote on the new government in parliament during the next two days and at the most may be today's session dedicated to this purpose».
    In a related context, called Certified Supreme religious authority in the province of Karbala, Mr. Ahmed net during Friday prayers held in the saucer-Husseini cleanser yesterday, politicians to provide the country's interest to other interests, and expressed hope that «work of the new government in accordance with the program is contagious and diagnosed previous mistakes », urging at the same time the political blocs to rise above the problems of side effects and stir into account the circumstances of the country«.

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