Iraqi parliament fails to give confidence to the interior and defense ministers
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Erbil, September 16 / September (PNA) - Iraqi Council of Representatives for Tuesday, September 16th / September vote on the candidates and the interior and defense ministries to next Thursday, after the failure of Riad Ghraib, Jaber al-Jabri to get the confidence of the board.
According to media reports that House Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, in order to vote on the candidates for the security ministries to session next Thursday, after he failed to Riad Ghraib, Jaber al-Jabri obtain the confidence of Parliament.
She reports that the candidate Federation of Iraqi forces Jaber al-Jabri got 118 votes out of 251 fails to take over the Ministry of Defense, after being nominated by the bloc to take on this position, pointing out that the National Alliance candidate Riad Ghraib got 117 votes out of 251, to fail is the other in The Ministry of the Interior.
The Iraqi Parliament Fails to Approve New Security Ministers
Posted by Reidar Visser on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 18:35
New Iraq PM Haydar al-Abbadi kept his promise to present ministerial candidates for portfolios not included in the recent vote on his new cabinet, but the Iraqi parliament proved uncooperative. As a result, only one minister, for water management, was approved in today’s session. Crucially, all key security ministries remain vacant.
The most contentious nominations related to the defence and interior ministries. With respect to defence, the name of Jabir al-Jabiri, an Anbar politician with considerable popular backing and past ties to the former finance minister, Rafe al-Isawi, has recurred for some time as the nominee of the Sunni coalition in parliament. Conversely, it was something of a surprise that Riyad Ghrayb, a Shiite chameleon who has gone from a past with ISCI to the State of Law bloc and the faction of Hussein al-Shahristani, was put forward in the last minute. Before that, it had largely been thought that Badr would present a candidate, even after their original nominee, Hadi al-Ameri, was found by most other parties to be too unpalatable in such a sensitive position. As late as yesterday, a modification of the Badr proposal was presented in the shape of “independents” that might be acceptable to Badr, such as Ahmad Chalabi and Qasim Dawud. Today, the Shiite alliance held a last-minute meeting before the parliament session without being able to agree internally on a candidate.
There are regional and international dimensions involved, too. It has been suggested that the Iraq interior ministry struggle is a reflection of the contradictive relationship between the United States and Iran in the region as a whole, with Iran backing Badr candidates in Iraq and the United States – finally in possession of some real leverage because of the ISIS threat and Iraqi requests for American military assistance, and tacitly in alliance with Iran against ISIS – strongly objecting to this.
It is noteworthy that during the parliament session today, Abbadi implored the chamber to approve the nominees whereas parliamentarians of the Shiite alliance (whom Abbadi himself represents) voiced opposition to a vote, saying the interior minister at least should be internally approved in the Shiite alliance first. Deputy speaker Humam al-Hammudi of ISCI at one point tried to stop the vote according to the official parliamentary record.
Whereas the voting record hasn’t been tied down to individual MPs or even parties, the patterns suggest that parts of the Shiite alliance may have voted No and possibly that there was a revenge No in the vote on the State of Law nominee for tourism (Ali al-Adib). Interior minister Riyad Ghrayb got 117 out of 245 votes, Jabir al-Jabiri 108 out of 251, and Ali al-Adib got only 78 out of 250 votes. By way of contrast, a Sadrist nominee for the water ministry was approved with a more resounding 162 out of 250 votes. Altogether 285 MPs were in attendance, probably a reflection of the realization that a simple majority could have settled the matter of the security ministers and have them approved if those who were against Jabiri and Ghrayb had simply absented themselves.
Parliament adjourned until Thursday 18 September but it is unclear whether Abbadi will come up with new nominees by then. It cannot be stressed enough that these final components of the Abbadi cabinet are among the most important decisions relating to the new Iraqi government as a whole – and as such far more significant than the plethora of international gatherings that are currently going on in the name of defeating ISIS in Iraq. Experiences from Yemen suggest that airstrikes will eventually hit someone that shouldn’t have been hit. In that kind of context, only a durable political coalition in Baghdad can prevent the situation from fragmenting completely. The absence of agreement on security ministers was a key reason the second Maliki government remained so shaky throughout its term, and it is likely this issue, more than anything else, that will seal the fate of the new, so far partial, government put in place by Haydar al-Abbadi.
Saleem al-Jubouri: The House of Representatives granted another chance to al-Abadi next Thursday in order to resolve the issue of security ministers
BAGHDAD / NINA / Speaker of the House of Representatives Saleem al-Jubouri, said on Tuesday that the House granted another deadline for Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ended next Thursday in order to resolve the issue of the security ministers.
Al-Jubouri said in a statement to his press office: "It is in order to complete the formation of the Government of Abadi and in the form which achieves the supreme interests of the Iraqi people, especially in the security side, which has become a concern for all Iraqis after the deterioration that the area had witnessed, the House of Representatives gave sufficient time to choose the security minister after voting on the government last week.
The House of Representatives did not give confidence in its today session for candidates of the ministries of Defense, Interior and Tourism, while it voted for / Muhsen Asfour / as Minister of Water Resources.
UNP MP: Jabiri to be re-nominated for defense minister post
September 17, 2014 by Ahmed Hussein
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) MP Sajida Mohammed of the Union of National Powers assured that “The Union nominated Badr al-Fahal to assume the defense minister post.”
MP Mohammed stated to IraqiNews.com “Al-Fahal is among the candidates for the post after the rejection of the parliament to the nomination of the candidate Jabir al-Jabiri,” noting that “Jabiri will be re-nominated for the same post.”
“We were surprised by the rejection of the parliament for Jabiri since he was our only candidate for this post.”
MP confirms the lack of agreement between the political blocs to nominate candidates for the two Security Ministries
BAGHDAD / NINA / MP for the State of Law Coalition, Haider Mutlaq al-Kaabi said the political blocs have not agreed to nominate candidates for the two ministries / interior and defense /.
Kaabi said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "The National Alliance and the Iraqi forces coalition failed to reach an agreement for naming their candidates for the ministries of interior and defense, indicating that it is likely to postpone naming the two ministers (defense, interior) and vote on them after the Eid al-Adha."
On the meeting of the Council of Representatives today, Kaabi said: "The Council will discuss the work of the council during the past 8 years, in addition to swear oath to a number of MPs who did not perform the constitutional oath."
The House of Representatives has failed to vote on the candidates for the ministries of interior and defense, Riad Ghraib and Jaber al-Jabri in the meeting, which was held on last Monday under the chairmanship of Salim al-Jubouri, head of the Council and attended by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi .
Alliance forces are likely to vote on the ministries of interior and defense after the Eid al-Adha
Sat Sep 20 2014 21:26 | (Voice of Iraq)
Alsumaria News / Baghdad
Suggested Bloc parliamentary alliance of Iraqi forces, Saturday, and vote on the Interior and Defense ministries directly after Eid al-Adha, revealing submit new names to the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
The head of the bloc Ahmed electrodes in an interview for the program "Khvaya declared," which aired "Alsumaria", that "All agreed on the importance of these two bags and two interior and defense," he said, adding that he "got several meetings with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to resolve this matter."
The electrodes that "coalition forces Iraqi nominated new names, one of them from Mosul, Khalid al-Obeidi and another from a military professionals Nuri forgiving," likely "to vote on the security ministries directly after the feast."
It is noteworthy that each of the candidate Iraqi forces to the Ministry of Defense Jaber al-Jabri, and the National Alliance candidate Riad Ghraib failure in a session last Tuesday (September 16, 2014) to get the confidence of Parliament.
To postpone the vote on the security ministers of the post-holiday
Sun Sep 21 2014 17:43 | (Voice of Iraq) - Add Comment - revealed Deputy for green mass in the House of Representatives, about to go to postpone the vote on the defense and interior ministers of the post-holiday Eid al-Adha.
The MP explained Leila disappeared, in an interview with the site of the Central Council of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUKcc.net), today Sunday, 21/09/2014, that there are differences between the components of the National Alliance, to nominate a candidate as interior minister, referring to the limbs you want to nominate a prime Badr Organization, Hadi Ameri, while the other parties oppose the nomination of Ameri.
She noted that the MP Alborznge to vote on the two posts delayed until after the holiday, pointing out that the Council will hold a regular session tomorrow, will meet with the committees on Tuesday, that the Council will hold next Thursday, his last session before the holiday.
The candidate of the Iraqi forces to the Ministry of Defense Jaber Al Jabri and the National Alliance candidate for the Ministry of Interior Riad Ghraib failed to gain the confidence of the House of Representatives during the session last Tuesday (September 16, 2014).
MP: most of the parties of the National Alliance support Ameri to assume the Interior Ministry and parliament will vote on Jabri for the defense
BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the Ahrar bloc, Jumaa Diwan al-Bahadeli said there are no differences within the National Alliance on the nomination of the Minister of Interior, noting that most of the forces of the Alliance support the Secretary-General of the Badr Organization, Hadi al-Ameri to take this post.
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "The talk about the existence of differences among forces of the National Alliance is untrue, because most of the forces of the National Alliance agreed on granting the Minister of the Interior to Badr bloc, noting that the issue of naming the ministers of interior and defense on its way to be resolved a smooth and easy and it is possible, during the next sessions of the House of Representatives to give Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi names to vote on them. "
He explained that "a number of members of the House of Representatives presented a memorandum to the presidency of the parliament signed by / 50 / MPs or more to re-vote on the candidate of the Iraqi forces coalition, Jaber al-Jabri to the Ministry of Defense, adding that the Presidency of the Parliament approved to re-vote in order to give confidence to Jaber al-Jabri as defense minister ".
The MP, of the State of Law, Haider Mutlaq al-Kaabi expected naming the ministers of defense and interior and vote on them after Eid al-Adha. "
MP: it is difficult to resolve naming defense and interior ministers before Eid al-Adha
BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the Iraqi forces coalition, Salah al-Jubouri confirmed the difficulty of resolving the candidates for the defense and interior ministries before Eid al-Adha.
Al-Jubouri said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "There is a need to name the ministers of defense and interior, because of the security problems in the country, which makes it imperative for the Prime Minister to resolve this file in nearest opportunity."
He added: "At the time we request to speed up the nomination of the ministers, we ask for a national consensus on the candidates offered by the prime minister to fill the two ministries."
Jubouri pointed out that "the lack of time will be main reason in the postponement of the subject after the holiday of Eid al-Adha, on the grounds that" the House of Representatives will enjoy a vacation in 26, Sep, for two weeks. "
He said: "The Iraqi forces coalition resented a group of names to the prime minister to choose one of them for the post of Minister of Defense, including Khalid al-Obeidi, Jaber al-Jabri, Nuri Gafil al-Dulaimi and Hajim al-Hassani, and others," pointing out that "some of these figures are backed by political parties, and the other are not. "
Jubouri concluded, "Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi needs professional and accepted personalities to the assumption of the security ministries, and it is difficult for Abadi to come with names to parliament do not get a consensus on them, and we get a new setback.
BAGHDAD / Nina /-- Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived to New York today to participate in the 69th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
According to a familiar source NINA reporter said : " Abadi will meet during the visit at the headquarters of the General Assembly with a number of heads of delegations participating in the work of the GA session .
Abadi order to freeze the son of al-Maliki and cutting its network tentacles that giv
Abadi order to freeze the son of al-Maliki and cutting its network tentacles that give commercial contracts corrupt
Falah al-Quraishi Monday 0.22 September 0.2014
Iraqi Prime Minister Dr. Haider Abadi freeze the activities of Ahmed Nuri al-Maliki and prevent entry into the Council of Ministers, and chopping network tentacles associated with it, which dominate the distribution of commercial contracts major of the Iraqi state and the prosecution of members of the network who stole billions of dollars of public money. Among the most prominent methods of theft of public money by discovered by Abadi, this network of corrupt, comes through Overture Chinese companies and Korean and others to carry out a specific project and after that that the company's offer amount, for example, "100 million dollars" for the implementation of this project, the network is corrupt and under the guidance of Ahmed al-Maliki, the granting of the contract to a fictitious company linked to its registered the name of the person from "Touirij" Most likely, the amount of "400 million dollars" Since this company phantom exist only on paper and has no presence, you sell the contract for "subcontractor" Chinese companies or Korean, which has talk to her since the beginning of the same amount requested by those The company "100 million dollars" and here are useful Ahmad al-Maliki and his network "300 million dollars" without bothering to hold one,
wondered Abadi km held in the week to grant such a network of corrupt and how much per month and where those huge amounts of money they had stolen from the public money. Having discovered Abadi The Musab Abdul Falah al-Sudani, son of former Secretary of Commerce who escape Maliki from jail Court sham took place in his office, to now required for the Iraqi people in nine decades of the ration card items that had received money from "the Contracts Committee Maliki's office," which is overseen by Ahmed al-Maliki, did not deliver for the people of Iraq, and the Ministry of Commerce says agents ration card "asking shipment at sea have not yet reached" and did not reach those shipments alleged so far, even activity anger Abadi said "Saddam Ashraf you Iavsdh was giving people 20 articles per month and you you give three materials and Tsrkon 17 material "
Rising oil exports from the ports of Basra to near record level
Rising oil exports from the ports of Basra to near record level TUESDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER / SEPTEMBER 2014 15:05 XYZ
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Twilight News / increased since the beginning of this month, Iraqi oil exports from the ports of the south overlooking the bay and away from the fighting in the north, with the decline of the bad weather and logistical disruptions to supplies from approaching the record set in May.
After three months of progress Daash in northern Iraq and oil prices, which jumped to $ 115 a barrel, the fighting did not cause the decline in exports from the south of Baghdad, where the main port of the country's shipments of crude to world markets.
According to shipping data monitored by Reuters and seen by "Twilight News" that the ports of southern Iraq's exports reached 2.58 million barrels per day on average over the first 23 days of September. Industry sources gave similar estimates Itaavan exports.
And oil industry sources said that the bad weather affected exports and logistical factors was lower in September after that disrupted some shipments in August.
The source said a company trading in Iraqi oil, "there are still delays, but less .. fields far from the fighting, and this catalyst."
The excess of exports from the beginning of September, the average August entire adult 2.38 million barrels per day and Stdaha if you keep the average level of May's 2.58 million barrels per day, which is the highest since at least 2003.
Parliamentary Finance: Government conducted amendments to the budget, and we get back
Parliamentary Finance: Government conducted amendments to the budget, and we get back soon
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Tomorrow's Press / Baghdad confirmed the Finance Committee in the House of Representatives, on Tuesday, said the government had conducted important amendments to the new budget for 2014, indicating that the government will send the budget very soon to the House of Representatives for approval.
Said Sahlani for "tomorrow's Press," that "the government did not send the budget to the parliament so far and is long overdue," noting that "the budget will reach the Council within a few days and be approved soon."
He added that "the government conducted by some important amendments have been sent an official letter from the Finance Committee of the interim government to expedite sending the budget."
"The coalition did not take place after a meeting to discuss the nomination of character to the Ministry of the Interior, will meet soon to nominate a person agreed upon by the components of the National Alliance in the coming days."
It is noteworthy that the state budget has become the stuff of debate and an exchange of accusations between all the political blocs, and did not complete the readings since it was approved by the Council of Ministers (January 15, 2014
Parliament decides to hold its meeting tomorrow instead of Thursday
Parliament decides to hold its meeting tomorrow instead of Thursday September 23, 2014 - 15:35
Alsumaria News / Baghdad
A parliamentary source revealed Tuesday, the date for submission of the parliamentary session scheduled for next Thursday to tomorrow, Wednesday, attributing the cause to the decision that it would disrupt the official working hours of the day next Thursday.
The source said in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "the Presidency of the Parliament decided to make a meeting of the Council of Representatives, which was scheduled for next Thursday, the day on Wednesday."
He attributed the source, who requested anonymity, the reason for the introduction to "the decision of the Council of Ministers on disabling the official working hours next Thursday."
The Council of Ministers decided, on Tuesday (September 23 2014), disabling the official working in Baghdad province only next Thursday on the occasion of the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Muhammad al-Jawad (AS), while excluded departments and security institutions and ministries of health, electricity, Baghdad Secretariat of the holiday.
Tamimi: the budget on the table in Parliament within two days
Tamimi: the budget on the table in Parliament within two days
BAGHDAD - Iraq Press - September 23 / Sptbmr: confirmed the parliamentary Finance Committee Chairman temporary, Magda al-Tamimi, "The 2014 budget will come to Parliament within the next two days."
She said Tamimi's / Iraq Press / he was "make contact with the Minister of Finance Agency, Mohammed Xiaa Sudanese, and stressed that the budget will come to parliament this weekend," adding that "the Minister of Finance and the agency had asked the Parliamentary Finance Committee some clarification on the budget booster official books. "
It showed that "the reason for the delay sent to parliament came against the backdrop of the reluctance in some quarters to deliver its financial statements as mayor of Babylon and the Ministry of Higher Education."
Tamimi concluded by saying that "the new edition of the budget undergone some changes before being presented to Parliament to increase allocations related to the security, file displaced people, and to stop the exchange for new projects," concluded Admiral
House of Representatives read the first reading of a bill Wednesday to 12
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House of Representatives read the first reading of a bill Wednesday to 12
Iraqi Council of Representatives
Scheduled to hold its 19th House of Representatives on Wednesday, headed by Saleem al-Jubouri to do the first reading of a bill for 12.
According to MP for the mass of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Circo Mangory for PUKmedia, on Tuesday, that "the meeting will see the swearing-in of MPs who were holding government positions and replacements for the two occupied ministerial positions or the Vice-President of the Republic, and the first reading of the draft laws ratify the Convention on the Promotion and Protection of Investment between the Government of Republic of Iraq and the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and the ratification of the Convention between the Government of Iraq and the government of Kuwait to encourage and protect mutual investment, exempt companies Alaracahwalajunbah implementing investment projects from taxes and fees. "
He added Mangory that "the meeting will also see the first reading of the draft laws to exempt foreign companies and subcontractors of foreign contractors in decades licensing rounds of fees, and the second amendment to the Investment Law No. 13 of 2006, and the ratification of the Convention on the economic and trade cooperation and scientific and technical cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Iraq and the Government of the Republic of Armenia, and the Ministry of Health, health institutions and the establishment of federal civil, and drugs and psychotropic substances, and encourage doctors anesthesia, doctors and support, and the accession of the Republic of Iraq to maintain the Treaty of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. "
Barzani: We have no objection to participation in the process of marketing Sumo Kurdi
Barzani: We have no objection to participation in the process of marketing Sumo Kurdistan oil
Tuesday 23 September 2014 10:11
Alsumaria News / Duhok
The head of the Kurdistan Regional Government Nechirvan Barzani, the KRG does not object to the participation of SOMO in the process of marketing the oil, while noting the region's desire to reach an agreement on that, while he denied that the proceeds of oil sales to the region have reached Baghdad from Turkey.
Barzani said in a press conference held in Dohuk and attended "Alsumaria News", that "the Kurdistan region reaffirms transparency with regard to the issue of the export of oil," noting that "the Government of the Territory does not have any problem with the process of contracts, sales and pricing of sales, and does not have any objection to Post national oil marketing company (SOMO) with it. "
Barzani said, "We as a government, we want the province to reach an agreement, and this from both sides," stressing at the same time "we will never accept to be controlling the process of Baghdad just before."
He said that Barzani, "Oil Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi is one of the Friends of Kurdistan," adding that "the assumption Mahdi for this position gives hope for the region in addressing the problems of the oil with Iraq."
On the other hand, denied Barzani that "the proceeds of oil sales and the Kurdistan region of Turkey arrived in Baghdad," explaining that "this revenue is at our disposal are not sufficient to meet the needs of the expenses of the province."
He said Barzani that "the province Egypt until now on the basis that 17% of oil revenues to the Kurdistan region, and that the 83% share of Baghdad," pointing out that "we have no objection to this ratio, but we are asking for is the ratio of the 17% true, because it has yet to receive this percentage of Baghdad. "
Relations between Erbil and Baghdad significant tension during the last period due to the Kurdistan region to export oil without the knowledge of the federal government, in an effort of the federal government to put pressure on the province to freeze the pay of staff to the region last month, then returned and approved the disbursement.