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    " The Dinar Daily ", Sunday, 28 September 2014

    Today is day twenty of victory in the eviction of Maliki or " VEM - Day 20 ".


    Parliament rejects nomination of Gharib, Jabiri for security posts

    Tuesday, 16 September 2014 15:04

    Baghdad (AIN) –The Iraqi Parliament voted on Tuesday session against the nomination of Riyadh Gharib and Jabir al-Jabiri to assume the ministries of Interior and Defense.



    Iraqi parliament fails to give confidence to the interior and defense ministers

    [16:17] 14 / Sep / 16

    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.

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    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

    16/09/2014 20:43:00

    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.



    Iraqi forces coalition nominates a new person for the Ministry of Defense

    17/09/2014 08:56:00

    Tikrit / NINA / The head of the Iraqi Jamahir coalition, Ahmed Abdullah al-Jubouri said the Iraqi forces coalition nominated MP, Badr al-Fahal to take over the defense ministry.

    He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / The Iraqi forces coalition nominated MP Badr al-Fahal to take over the defense ministry in the new government of Haider al-Abadi. "

    It is mentioned that the candidate of the Iraqi forces coalition for the Ministry of Defense Jaber al-Jabri did not have the confidence of the House of Representatives in yesterday's session.



    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.”



    Speaker: "Parliament to vote for security ministers on Thursday"

    Wednesday, 17 September 2014 14:13

    Baghdad (AIN) –The Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Salim al-Jubouri assured that "We are willing to vote for the nominees of the security ministries during the parliament session of Thursday."



    Jubouri announce the postponement of the vote on the remaining ministries to future meetings

    Thursday 18 September 2014 11:40

    Jubouri announce the postponement of the vote on the remaining ministries to future meetings



    MP confirms the lack of agreement between the political blocs to nominate candidates for the two Security Ministries

    18/09/2014 10:58:00

    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 .



    Vote on candidates for Security Ministers Posts postponed for 2 weeks

    Thursday, 18 September 2014 11:18

    Baghdad (AIN) –Parliamentary source revealed that parliament postponed the vote on the candidates for the posts pf the Security Ministers for two weeks.

    The source stated to AIN "The Iraqi National Alliance decided to postpone the vote to give a chance for the Prime Minister to choose qualified Ministers."



    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).

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    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

    22/09/2014 08:43:00

    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
    22/09/2014 09:34:00

    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.



    Alliance Iraqi forces: the re-nomination of Jaber al-Jabri to the Ministry of Defense

    Dated: September 24, 2014

    Baghdad / Iraq News Network, a parliamentary source said coalition forces in Iraq, said the alliance will bring the nomination to the Ministry of Jaber al-Jabri Aldvaa.oukal source: Iraqi forces that the alliance made ​​a formal request be re-elected Jaber al-Jabri to the Ministry of Defense, and we are waiting for the political blocs agree on it, pointing out that The problem is not in the Union of Iraqi forces, but are in the National Alliance, which did not correspond to mass so far on the candidate and the Ministry of the Interior. "The House of Representatives declined to give confidence to the candidates of the Ministries of Interior Riad Ghraib and Defense Jaber al-Jabri in the meeting, which was held last week under the chairmanship of Salim al-Jubouri, head of Council and attended by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.



    Deputy for mass Badr: Ameri-Jubouri was supported by the Kurds and the electrodes and to take internal

    Wednesday 24 September 2014 12:39

    Alsumaria News / Baghdad
    MP for the Bloc Badr Razak al-Haidari, Wednesday, that the candidate to take over the Interior Ministry Hadi al-Amiri was supported by Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, the head of the Union of Forces Iraqi Ahmed electrodes, while noting that the Kurds do not object to that.

    Haidari said in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "Badr bloc discussed with Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, the candidate of the Multi-Hadi al-Ameri to take over the Ministry of the Interior," noting that "al-Jubouri confirmed his support for the Ameri."

    Haidari said that "the head of the Union of Forces Ahmed electrodes also confirmed no objection to assume Hadi al-Amiri of the Ministry of Interior and its support for him," pointing out that "the rule of law and national components all with this trend."

    He continued that "the Kurdistan Alliance, in turn, emphasized his support for the Ameri as a candidate to take over the Ministry of the Interior."

    The Minister of Human Rights and a prominent leader in the Badr Organisation, Mohammed Mahdi al-Bayati has revealed, the first on Monday (22 September 2014), for a final agreement between the members of a coalition of state law during a meeting held yesterday in the presence of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on the nomination of former Transport Minister and head of the Badr Organization, the take the bag and the Ministry of Interior officially.

    The Kurdistan Alliance MP Sarhan Ahmed said, in (13 September 2014), that the Kurds have no objection to the Secretary-General of the Badr Organization, Hadi al-Amiri to the Interior Ministry, while pointing out that they want the interior minister of an efficient and fair and does not differentiate between the components and sections of the people.



    MP from Badr: Al-Abadi told the National Alliance, he needs to take time to take some critical security decisions

    28/09/2014 10:55:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / MP for the Badr Bloc, Razak al-Haidari said the prime minister Haider al-Abadi told the components of the National Alliance his need to take the time to make some decisions and decisive actions in the security file.

    He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "The restructuring of the armed forces and the security services are within the government program presented by the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and voted on by the House of Representatives."

    Haidari added that "there is a political and parliamentary consensus within the National Alliance and other blocs on the need to reconsider the structure of the armed forces and built them on the basis of professionalism in the light of the challenges of the current and future phases."

    He said "Abadi, during a meeting of the National Alliance recently, said that there are battles and confrontations on the ground, preventing him from making some adjustments , and he needs to take the time to make critical decisions regarding the security file."

    He noted that "the National Alliance expressed its understanding to the vision of Abadi and give him full support to the steps of restructuring the security services and armed forces."

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    The Kurds are waiting practical steps from Abadi to participate in the government

    The Kurds are waiting practical steps from Abadi to participate in the government

    28/09/2014 09:53:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / The leading figure of Kurdistan, former MP, Mahmoud Othman said "The Kurds are waiting for practical steps from Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi towards the demands of the Kurds so as the ministers participate in the government."

    He said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "the Kurds have demands submitted to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, which are an increase in the number of ministers of the Kurds from 3 to 4, and pay the salaries of the staff of the Kurdistan region, and the issue of the region's share of the budget, and other demands, pointing out" Abadi did not respond to requests for Kurds until now. "

    He pointed out that "the Kurdish leaders want practical apply to the demands of the Kurds in order to participate in the government," noting that" Abadi's statements to solve problems are good, but do not feed hungry mouths. "

    Othman said, "the Kurds in the region do not agree on the Kurds' ministers in the federal government until now, because the final number of ministries will be given to Kurds have not been determined yet." pointing out that" the Kurds are demanding five ministers among them Deputy Prime Minister, while the Kurds have been given now 4 among them Vice Prime Minister. "

    Othman predicted that "the United States, Iran and the United Nations to intervene once again in the solution of problems between the federal government and the province, because they interfered in the formation of the government in the first time",.

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    Rafi Al-Issawi when I am Defence Minister: release Al-alwani first requesters

    Rafi Al-Issawi when I am Defence Minister: release Al-alwani first requesters

    Agency day 8
    27 September 2014, 6: 43 p
    رافع العيساوي عندما أكون وزيراً للدفاع : الافراج عن العلواني اول مطالبي


    Former Finance Minister and leader of the Alliance of Iraq Rafi Al-Issawi, said that when the Defense Ministry will take office as the first claimants is the release of MP Ahmed Al-alwani.

    Al-Issawi said the social networking site (Facebook) and his disciple ((day)) "the Sunni component suffered exclusion and marginalization in the past especially in the Government recently imposed arbitrary arrests for political purposes, adding that when the Defence Minister will try as much as possible to claim Attorney Al-alwani and release the detainees of the year.

    The priorities in the work balozrah is turned off by the six provinces the rebel against the Government and that will protect clan militia fighters.

    The leader of a coalition uniting Osama Al-nujaifi said Defense Minister just Rafi Al-Issawi.(A.A)


    * Which, if true, is a reason that Al-Issawi will not / should not be the defense minister. What right or claim of empowerment by the defense minister should outweigh the judicial process ? ( Remember that Al-Alwani is under arrest on felony charges committed " en flagrante delicto " permitting his arrest and prosecution as a sitting minister. )
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    ISIS Taunts West in Frontline Exchange

    ISIS Taunts West in Frontline Exchange
    By R█DAW

    At a bridge near Kirkuk, where Kurdish and ISIS fighters are dug in just meters apart, Rudaw's Hunar Ahmed this week managed to prompt some reaction from the jihadist fighters on the frontline.


    * How is it that ISIS can hold any fixed position
    that is exposed, day or night, in the face of American airpower ?

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    Currency Auctions

    Currency Auctions

    Announcement No. (2780)

    The latest daily currency auction was held in the Central Bank of Iraq on the 25-9-2014 The Port on 28-9-2014 the results were as follows:

    Number of banks 16
    Auction price selling dinar / US$ 1166
    Auction price buying dinar / US$ -----
    Amount sold at auction price (US$) 201,537,000
    Amount purchased at Auction price (US$) -----
    Total offers for buying (US$) 201,537,000
    Total offers for selling (US$) -----

    Exchange rates ( No Market Price Posted * http://www.cbi.iq/documents/CBI_FORE...E_AUCTIONS.pdf )


    * It appears that despite the " holiday " for the martyred Iman that the CBI did hold an auction on Thursday, September 25. Still awaiting any report on Saturday or today

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    Window on Westminster

    Window on Westminster

    Half a loaf of bread is better than none. Parliament should have authorised British participation in airstrikes against Daish in both Iraq and Syria. But it wasn't deemed possible because many MPs on all sides, months before an election, felt unable to swallow the whole bruschetta and there was a danger that the Commons would reject any action.

    Refusing to include Syria is completely illogical but responds to public war-weariness, cynicism and suspicion. The delay in endorsing British action in Iraq also reflected that but the Commons vote (524-43) is a good step forward, at last.

    Last week's emergency debate was the first time that many MPs have been asked to approve military action with uncertain consequences for the Middle East, British military personnel, and possible attacks on British citizens. MPs took this duty very seriously with thoughtful and passionate speeches.

    MPs who have visited Kurdistan backed the KRG case for air action in Iraq and in Syria. The all-party group's co-chair Meg Munn, for instance, made the point that "only by recognising that the situations of the two countries are entangled and finding ways to deal with both will we have a chance of removing IS from the equation altogether."

    Kurdish requests for arms, action and greater humanitarian support were mentioned several times as was the need for Baghdad to do the right thing. The British-Kurdish MP and our other co-chair Nadhim Zahawi suggested that if Baghdad fails to "introduce a new form of federalism, honesty and equity on revenue sharing and meaningful economic reform and to settle outstanding constitutional questions" other options should be on the table.

    Many left-wing anti-war MP were long on critique and short on alternatives. The bombastic MP George Galloway barked like a "human foghorn" and denounced his fellow MPs as fools but was elegantly cut down to size by Ann Clwyd. She corrected his claim that Al Qaeda had not been in Iraq before the 2003 invasion. She said that it operated as Ansar al-Islam and that Kurds "showed me the heads of those who had been beheaded" by them. She reminded the Commons that Galloway "greeted Saddam Hussein as a great friend and leader of his people and shook his hand in Iraq."

    Some said that action should not be initiated because the exit strategy is unclear and they are worried about "mission creep," but that is always the case when armies embark on a dynamic and kinetic engagement with enemies. Deaths of innocent civilians and anti-Daish forces will be advanced as proof that air action cannot work. Great care must be taken but let's not be under any illusions that there is a smart and painless means of using ordinance anywhere.

    It is also important that we don't think that airstrikes can by themselves do the job of defeating Daish. As the KRG High Representative, Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman told MPs in a briefing: "Air action is not a magic wand and ISIL will adjust itself to cope with airstrikes. But aerial bombardment against ISIL in both Syria and Iraq will give the Kurds and the Iraqis the opportunity to regroup, re-equip, train and become more capable boots on the ground than ISIL. We are already seeing some of these results as the Peshmerga win back territory in Iraq."

    Air action may be spasmodic and accompany ground offensives by Kurdish, Iraqi and Free Syrian Army troops in "Syraq," and combined with diplomatic, financial, political and capacity-building initiatives that seek to undermine and split what Adam Holloway MP described as the Daish axis of the "good, the bad and the ugly," - disaffected Sunni tribes, foreign jihadists and Baathists.

    Another canard is that we should learn from Northern Ireland, where a political solution was brokered with the IRA, and talk to Daish. However, that only happened in Ireland when the IRA had been defeated and had to negotiate in a way that Daish never will. One way, however, to defeat the bad part of the Sunni axis is to create the conditions whereby Sunnis are less afraid of Baghdad than Daish, either through a more decentralised and federal Iraq or through a confederation, and then turn on Daish.

    Prime Minister David Cameron rightly reserved his government's right to take urgent military action without parliamentary approval. It would be better if the Executive decided foreign and security policy while consulting and accounting to Parliament but a new convention is in place after 24 years of active British engagement with Iraq. There will be many more such debates as Britain finally take its place alongside the Kurds, Iraqis and others for a long and essential slog to defeat Daish.

    Gary Kent is the director of All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG). He writes this column for Rudaw in a personal capacity.

    * The address for the all-party group is appgkurdistan@gmail.com



    British MPs support UK air strikes against ISIL in Iraq

    Friday, 26 September 2014 23:56

    Baghdad (AIN) -The UK Parliament has backed British participation in air strikes against Islamic State on Iraq and Levant terrorists in Iraq.

    After a seven-hour debate, MPs voted for military action by 524 votes to 43.

    The Conservatives, Lib Dems and Labour leaderships all backed air strikes although some MPs expressed concerns about where it would lead and the prospect of future engagement in Syria.



    British reports: UK airstrikes against IS militants in Iraq to start soon

    Saturday, 27 September 2014 13:21

    Baghdad (AIN) –British reports cited that the British airstrikes against the IS militants will start soon.

    The reports show that the cost of each warplane is 56, 850 USD per hour and two warplanes will cost 324,880 USD per six hours."

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    MP calls for a law regulating the work of the National Guard troops

    MP calls for a law regulating the work of the National Guard troops

    28/09/2014 10:16:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / A member of the parliamentary Committee on Security and Defense Hamid al-Kudayri called the Parliament to enact a law regulating the work of the National Guard troops which will be formed in the provinces where security disturbances.

    He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "The army cannot be sided away in the current stage, due to the seriousness of the situation and the presence of many of the challenges , and the efforts of forces popular mobilization are efforts back the troops in hot spots."

    He added: "The project of the formation of the National Guard of the sons of the hot provinces, is positive, but a law must be enacted to regulate its work and determines its powers and should not be conflict with the Constitution and be under the command of the central government and the leadership of the armed forces."

    He said: "The forming of the National Guard may face obstacles, and these obstacles should be overcome, including the processes of arming and training that need efforts, time and extra money and legislate a special law to those new formations ".


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    The New York Times: Abadi holding by a thread between Washington and the Iranian axis

    The New York Times: Abadi holding by a thread between Washington and the Iranian axis

    Sun Sep 28 2014 06:32 | (Voice of Iraq)

    translation term

    Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi he fully supports the air strikes led by the United States against Daash in Syria, but he also explained his opposition to the expansion of the air campaign against forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. Ebadi said in his first visit to the United States since taking office "as a neighbor, I do not want to be a party to the dismantling of Syria or compromising its sovereignty."

    In an interview lasted an hour with a group of reporters and New York Times quoted excerpts, sought Abadi to walk a fine line of security partnership with the Obama administration to confront the militants who occupied a large part of Syria and Iraq, and his desire to maintain good relations with the Assad government and with Iran.

    Ebadi said, who met with President Obama Wednesday as part of his visit to the General Assembly of the United Nations, he agreed with Western fears that Daash pose a major threat to Europe and the United States. Confirming this point, Ebadi said that his government collected information from the militants who were captured confirms that Daash was planning to attack the metro stations in Paris and the United States. But senior Obama administration officials said they were unable to confirm this information, and questioned some of them out.

    And cross-Abadi, expressed gratitude for American help in the fight against Daash, but in the interview he also welcomes Iranian advisers who acknowledged their presence in Iraq. He also stressed that Iraq lacks the legal authority to stop the trips to Damascus by Iranian officials say the Americans they fly over Iraqi airspace to transport arms to the Assad government. The Obama administration did not succeed in pressuring the Iraqi government to put an end to the Iranian arms shipments through inspection trips questionable. As Abadi and clear about the limits of his support for the air campaign led by the United States, where he confirmed his support for the air strikes American and Arabic in Syria after he told him that the list of targets will not include the Army or the Syrian government, he said, "We had a lengthy debate with our friends the Americans, who have stated that their goal in Syria is not to destabilize and destroy the ability but Daash. "

    He said he sent a senior adviser to Damascus to reassure Assad's government that it will not be the target of the strikes, and said that the Obama administration also asked him to convey a message similar to the Syrians, "We have received this message from the Americans and we have delivered without comment."

    For his part, refused to a senior official in the administration revealed Abadi comment on the subject of the message, but said the purpose of the United States a message to Assad's government was to discourage them from taking military action to intervene in Syria bombing campaign against Daash which began this week.

    Abbadi said that the Iraqi government insists on approving any American strikes against Daash in Iraq, where he said, referring to attacks by drones "We have raised the issue of the sovereignty of Iraq. Do not want to get into what happened in Iraq, Yemen and Pakistan." He said Iraqi Prime Minister that he agreed with Obama on the need not to send American ground troops to Iraq and added that Iraq does not want Western countries or Arab also send combat troops. In terms of the development of the Iraqi forces, al-Abadi said he was ready to cancel the centralization of power, and support for a plan to allow the formation of National Guard units where the Sunni areas responsible for the defense of their territory. Despite his talk about decentralization, has Ebadi pointed to tough bargaining with the Kurds who want to expand their independence and the right to export oil and post revenue federalism "I am ready to make tough decisions, and the Kurdistan take similar decisions as well. They not part of Iraq? If they are well, they have to take and give" .


  9. #9

    advisers Americans are no longer able to work with the Iraqi army

    Chiefs of Staff: 26 brigades of the Iraqi army has

    Sun Sep 28 2014 06:40 | (Voice of Iraq)

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    According to World Tribune newspaper under the title "advisers Americans are no longer able to work with the Iraqi army," The United States, after less than three years on the withdrawal, face a lot of obstacles in the resumption of training and coordination with the Iraqi army.

    Officials say that the Department of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff concluded that fifty percent of the units of the Iraqi army is able to work with American advisers to stop offering a Daash.
    They say that these units are either untrustworthy and unreliable, or they are linked to Iran or the former regime.
    Gen. Dempsey and illustrates "a matter of training them in places protected and then increase the combat abilities."

    The officials added that many of the brigades capable of working with Washington still suffers from poor processing, packaging, and at least five teams among the 14 Division had collapsed during the sweep range Daash to northern Iraq in June. Since that time, seeks about 50% of the escapees to return to their units shabby.

    In its brevity on 17 September, said Gen. Dempsey - American military commander of Iraq's past - that any American Program to raise the capacity of military and Iraqi security will take years, and added that the study of the United States Central Command decided that the 24 Brigade of 50 brigades in the Iraqi army can not add American advisers, and that these brigades dominated by Shiites allied with Iran.

    The official pointed out that the American military brigades remaining of the 26 Brigade is considered able to receive American military support, but did not give further details, saying, "It seems that they have the instinct of a national, not sectarian."

    During the brevity acknowledged Dempsey that the US air strikes have not been able to defeat Daash, and said they would ask Baghdad to grant immunity to the American presence in Iraq, which exceeds today's 1200 fighter is expected to rise to 3000, but that the Iraqi government still refuses to grant immunity yet, what raises concern in Congress.
    In this context, says Sen. Joseph Mansion, from the state of West Virginia in a hearing of the Armed Services Committee on September 16, "We have spent nearly twenty billion dollars in an attempt to build an Iraqi army of 280 thousand fighters, but he was defeated in the first test."

    On the other hand, said Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that the plan of the military campaign led by the United States to restore the areas occupied by the group Daash, calls for attacking the extremists from several directions at one time, but the success of the plan depends on further assistance Arabic .

    He said during his journey from Lithuania to Croatia, where he discussed with his counterparts in NATO, Iraq and other issues, "We want the Arab countries to be aware that it besieged from all directions. Daash if we consider several different directions, this is the desired goal."

    Dempsey stressed the importance of gaining more Arab participation in the effort led by the United States, and suggested that the military campaign would not move to the next stage without it, considering the broad Arab participation is a prerequisite for the approval of President Obama's plan on military campaign.

    Obama outlined the plan last week but did not get approved yet. Obama said, "This is not a battle of America alone will not be so, and this is why we continue in the formation of a broad international coalition." He added that the Arab states offered to help, but not mentioned by name did not specify their roles. "

    For her part, the United States ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said the administration was pleased because it was making progress in the formation of the coalition, "the commitments we receive every day," but also did not mention the name of any Arab country promised to participate in the military action in Iraq, and said the description of roles back to these countries.

    He said that the signing of Dempsey on Obama's military campaign plan for operations Iraq and Syria, the effort will be transferred to a new stage derives its strength from increasing the number of coalition aircraft, which will allow for more permanent presence over the battlefields in Iraq and improving the prospects of building the key elements of the Iraqi army.

    It was Dempsey focuses his comments on the military action in Iraq, more than Syria, where he said "We want to transform our offensive from the occasional emergency to a sustainable," he said, adding they do not expect a significant increase in air strikes, but increase the calculated equivalent to Iraq's ability to restore areas using ground forces, where Obama has ruled out the involvement of American forces other wild war in Iraq.

    The Obama authorized American air strikes in Iraq on the eighth of August, at the beginning of this month, announced that Washington would lead the international effort associated with the formation of an inclusive government in Baghdad. That plan was to include air strikes in Syria, but Dempsey said the Pentagon is pushing the primacy of the military campaign in Iraq.

    She said some Arab countries, including Jordan and Saudi Arabia, it supports the American effort, but did not publicly commit to any role Offensive in Iraq, France was the only one to have joined the air strikes in Iraq.

    The increase in the number of Arab countries to participate in Iraq will make the campaign more durable and credibility; Dempsey says it's not an issue for the United States alone, but is the issue of regional and even international.

    Dempsey said he had spoken with his Turkish counterpart during a NATO meeting in Lithuania about Turkey's role in the conflict, and added that the leaders of the armies of the coalition also discussed the role played by NATO in training and equipping Iraqi security forces, despite the lack of decisions to do so.

    The official said the American military said he could not estimate the number of coalition troops who wishes to see it involved the United States in the fight Daash in Iraq, but said the list of military capabilities which are hoped to be provided by Arab countries and others, including sharing information and providing aircraft air refueling, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft and aircraft beating flour and financial assistance to train and equip Iraqi forces in addition to the moderate Syrian opposition.

    He says Dempsey, "over time, must be Iraqi and Kurdish forces are able to take advantage of the air strikes carried out by the Alliance through the implementation of offensive operations ground to regain territory controlled by the group Daash currently" I've started this already with the limited progress of the Iraqi forces in the province of Babylon, where The extremists are lining their forces.

    In recent days, the United States announced its air strikes on areas in the south of the capital Baghdad, without giving specific cities or provinces.

    More: Stars and Strips and World Tribune


  10. #10

    Abadi's Government should be given an opportunity to work and carry out its functions

    Abadi's Government should be given an opportunity to work and carry out its functions properly

    28/09/2014 12:52:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / Vice President Nouri al-Maliki confirmed the need to give the government of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi an opportunity to work and carry out its functions properly, describing demonstrations that called by some (unsuccessful) .

    Maliki said in a joint news conference with the governor of Babylon, Sadiq al-Sultani and Chairman of the province, Raad al-Jubouri was held in Hilla today: "there was no problem in dissolving the Office of the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces and referred some of the officers to retire."

    On delaying naming the security Ministers, Maliki said that "this is normal and we have faced the same situation in the past, because of the importance of the security ministries."


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