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.
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
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."
Badr MP: Hakim, al-Abadi agreed to nominate Hadi al-Amiri for the Ministry of the Interior
BAGHDAD / NINA / MP for the Badr Bloc, Razak al-Haidari declared an agreement between the leader of the Islamic Supreme Council Ammar al-Hakim and the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to appoint the head of the Badr Organization, Hadi al-Amiri a candidate for the National Alliance for the Interior Ministry.
He said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "an agreement was made after the meeting between Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and leader of the Islamic Supreme Council Ammar al-Hakim recently, to nominate Hadi al-Amiri a candidate for the National Alliance for the Ministry of the Interior."
Haidari said that "the components of the National Alliance / citizen, Ahrar and the state of law coalition / unanimously agreed on the nomination of Hadi al-Ameri to the Ministry of the Interior."
He pointed out that "the possibility of re-nominate Riad Ghraib is outside the legal context, as he should get two-thirds of the votes of the House of Representatives."
He stressed that "the agreement on the candidate of the interior minister will lead automatically to pass the candidate of the Iraqi forces coalition to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense," calling the Iraqi forces coalition to "nominate a candidate for the Ministry of Defense, so as to vote on him in the parliament and not to risk by providing a candidate did not get consensus."
The House of Representatives postponed naming security ministers until the agreement of the political blocs after objecting to granting confidence to the nomination of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, both of Riad Ghraib to the Ministry of the Interior and Jaber al-Jabri for Defense.
[S]ecurity ministers file will be resolved soon and their selection will be exclusively by Abadi
BAGHDAD / NINA / MP for the state of law coalition, Hisham al-Suhail said that "the issue of the security ministers will be resolved soon through the agreement of the concerned political blocs on the candidates."
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "The situation experienced by the country and the region urgently needs an end to this file and no to delay it too much, because it does not benefit the political process in the country."
Suhail added that "the Prime Minister is determined to end this file and he has the final word because he has an obvious desire that these two offices should be run by professionals."
The House of Representatives failed to vote on the candidates submitted by Abadi to the ministries of interior and defense Riad Ghraib, Jaber al-Jabri, respectively, and decided to postpone the vote on the positions until reaching national consensus.
One cannot say that the denial of the decentralization principle by Iraq’s political circle, as a philosophy upon which the Iraqi constitution is based, led to all of the political and security failures that Iraq is seeing today. Yet, the previous government’s experiment, which was built upon reconsidering the constitution in a way that supports “the state’s centralization” has undoubtedly contributed to this fall. The new government has the difficult task of redefining the state in accordance with the framework of the Iraqi Constitution.
Iraq’s failure to abide by its constitution, which stipulates federalism with greater powers for provinces, is part of the reason why it is in turmoil today.
The government, headed by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, has found itself facing an extremely similar situation as the previous government in the way the state is characterized. This situation is supported by an administrative and political class that has reached key decision-making posts, and still believes that Iraq can only be governed through a strong unitary system of government that resembles the existing form of government in most Middle Eastern countries.
The government alone was not behind this defect. All of the political forces that have neglected the implementation of the constitution and the proper establishment of a decentralized system have also contributed. Today, this oversight has led to the possibility of partition or civil war between the components instead of ensuring the country’s unity.
Article 1 of the Constitution defines Iraq as “a federal state.” However, the Iraqi legislature has tried to consolidate the concept of a decentralized state. It presents a series of articles and creates bodies and institutions that are all intended to properly establish the concept of “a decentralized state.”
The most prominent clash between the Iraqi parliament and government regarding this issue took place in 2008, when parliament passed the Provincial Powers Act (PPA, also known as Law 21 of 2008), which was subject to a series of amendments in 2010, 2012 and 2013. These amendments have all resulted in giving consideration to the philosophy of a decentralized system of government in Iraq. Yet, the original text and its amendments were objected to by the government, which rejected its application and considered that it decreases its powers.
The dispute centered on granting the provinces, as administrative entities in Iraq, security, political, economic and service powers, and on abolishing federal ministries and transferring their budgets and powers to the provinces.
Had the law been genuinely implemented, a lot of security, economic, administrative and service crises would have been resolved, or at least their effects would have been contained.
The talk in Iraq about the formation of a military force under the title of “a national guard” that is managed within each province to preserve its security is a move that was imposed by the Islamic State’s occupation of large Iraqi areas. This could have been resolved through Law 21 of 2008, which had granted local governments broad powers to preserve their internal security.
With the formation of Abadi’s government, the urgent need to reinterpret the Iraqi political situation separately from the Nouri al-Maliki governments’ experience has emerged. Parliament speaker Salim al-Jabouri told Al-Monitor, “Iraq needs a legislative revolution that re-establishes ties within the state and sets up the basis of the decentralized system as the foundation upon which the Iraqi Constitution is based.”
He said, “We have visualized an approach for a [road map] of laws that need to be passed quickly, most prominently a Federation Council Act, the Oil and Gas Act, and Federal Court Act, in addition to the National Guard Act.”
The Federation Council is included in constitutional Article 48, as part of the legislative power, and is detailed in Article 65. This stipulates that legislative council, known as the Federation Council, shall be established and include representatives from the regions and the governorates that are not incorporated into a region. A law, enacted by a majority of the members of the Council of Representatives, shall regulate the formation of the Federation Council, its membership conditions, its competencies and all that is connected with it.
This council, which parliament is considering creating, falls behind the constitutional date which was set for its establishment. It cannot accomplish its task unless accompanied by additional laws and procedures in support for the decentralized system of government.
According to constitutional Article 105, a public commission shall be established by parliament to guarantee “the rights of the regions and governorates that are not incorporated into a region to ensure the fair participation in the management of the various federal state’s institutions, missions, fellowships, delegations and regional and international conferences. The commission shall be comprised of representatives of the federal government and representatives of the regions and governorates that are not incorporated into a region.”
Moreover, Article 106 stipulates, “A public commission shall be established by a law to audit and appropriate federal revenues. The commission shall be comprised of experts from the federal government, the regions, the governorates and their representatives.”
In addition, Article 107 stipulates that a council, known as the Federal Public Service Council, shall be established to regulate the affairs of the federal public service. There is also the Oil and Gas Act, which stipulates that wealth is fairly distributed among the provinces and regions, on the one hand, and the federal government on the other. It also provides investment laws that need to take into account the particularity and needs of every province. All of these laws were not originally passed, were passed without being implemented or without being properly implemented.
The reinterpretation of the Iraqi Constitution’s philosophy, as it unequivocally adopts a decentralized system, and grants additional powers to the provinces — which are administrative entities that already exist and have an acceptable level of stability in their governing bodies, formations and borders — is the only available outlet today to bring Iraq out of its crisis. This alternative is safer than the establishment of regions with a sectarian nature, which would leave serious consequences for political stability in Iraq and the region.
Vice Kurdistan: Do not realistic Baghdad that left a deficit of 80 trillion dinars bu
Iraq's oil exports rose by 167 thousand b / d in September last mom and Oardth dropped a hundred million dinars
Vice Kurdistan: Do not realistic Baghdad that left a deficit of 80 trillion dinars budget and the region does not mind settling his account with
Baghdad - He attributed a member of Kurdistan Finance Committee representative, on Wednesday, and a deficit of $ 80 trillion dinars federal budget for 2014, the current, "not realistic" estimate the amount of oil that can be exported, and the deterioration of the security situation and government spending (previous) on projects in some provinces and the neglect of the other, noting that the Kurdistan region "does not mind" making a settlement with the federal government which is put the amount of oil that the chest of the total dues.
The MP said Secretary Baker, in an interview to the (long-Presse), "The deficit in the budget of 2014 the current, reaching 80 trillion dinars," attributing it to "the lack of a realistic assessment of the amount of oil that can be exported, and the deterioration of the security situation in the country and the consequent of displaced persons, as well as government spending on projects in some provinces and the neglect of the other. "
He added the Secretary, that "the government is expected to export three million and 400 thousand barrels per day, while what has been achieved on the ground, much less what the impact on imports," noting that "the Council of Ministers re-budget bill to the Ministry of Finance once again to suit the new conditions ".
It is noteworthy that Iraq issued 2,000,542 thousand barrels during September last, and 2,000,375 thousand barrels during last August, the vast majority of the southern fields, to stop pumping from the Kirkuk oilfields to Turkey, because of the violence since last March, and the lack of agreement with the Kurdistan region on the file of oil.
The MP from the MDC Kurdish, that "the Kurdistan region does not mind making a settlement with the federal government during which put the amount of oil that the chest of the total dues, including dues oil companies, and the amounts that did not happen to him during the last term," returned to "the oil that chest region not only fill 20 percent of their dues. "
The Iraqi Council of Ministers discussed at its first Tuesday, (the thirtieth of September 2014), the draft budget for fiscal 2014, and decided to return to the Ministry of Finance to complete the figures relating to receivables from the federal budget projected revenues from the export of oil from the Kurdistan region.
The President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Nechirvan Barzani, revealed in (the 24 of September 2014), the presence of oil sales Kurdistan in the possession of the region, confirming that it is "not enough to meet the needs of the region," and that the province insists that its share of which accounted for 17 percent .
The Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz, announced in a press statement, in the (fourth from last September), exports KRG oil amounted to 10 million barrels since last May, noting that the pumping of the fields in the region has increased in recent times to 180 thousand barrels per day.
It is noteworthy that the file of the oil problems, "Chronic thorny", which has long strained relationship between Baghdad and Erbil, the insistence on first confined her hand and refused to second it. http://translate.googleusercontent.c...QVVjIw5sRj3lUw
125 billion dinars from the budget of the Municipality of Baghdad Batch
125 billion dinars from the budget of the Municipality of Baghdad Batch
Baghdad Secretariat revealed that the Ministry of Finance promised disbursing customized within the operating budget is estimated with 125 billion dinars.
Administrative agent for the Secretariat Morshedi Abdul-Hussein said in a press statement, said that "the delay in approving the budget in 2014 had a negative impact on the project secretariat to address what he called the Ministry of Finance to release the amounts within the operating budget of $ 155 billion dinars." And between Morshedi "The ministry launched the secretariat of Baghdad earlier 25 billion dinars, and promised that it will launch after the holiday, 125 billion dinars for the completion of projects, the Secretariat, which can not be postponed."
Iraqi ports confirm the continuation of its business during the holiday
Iraqi ports confirm the continuation of its business during the holiday
Confirmed the General Company for Ports of Iraq, it did not stop during the holiday of Eid al-Adha will provide its services to over 24 hours for ships coming.
According to a statement of the company, it "did not stop during the holiday of Eid al-Adha and still provide services to ships coming and naval operations in the mooring and departure, loading and unloading without stopping.
The statement added that "the Iraqi ports are still going on dates during the season, which began two weeks ago and is creating all the requirements necessary to the success of the export countries in the world."
Barzani Calls for Intervention to Prevent Kobane ‘Massacre’
Barzani Calls for Intervention to Prevent Kobane ‘Massacre’
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani has called for stepped up international military and humanitarian intervention to protect civilians and stop Islamic State (IS) militants from seizing control of Kobane in Syria.
“Barzani urges countries that are fighting IS to help the people and fighters of Kobane in their fight against the terrorist ISIS,” Barzani’s Chief of Staff, Fuad Hussein, said in a statement in reference to IS.
Barzani has described the IS invasion of Kobane as a “massacre” against the Kurdish people and is closely following the situation in Kobane, Hussein said.
The call came as IS fighters surrounded Kobane, a Kurdish majority city strategically located on Turkey’s border. Several thousand fighters from the Kurdish Syrian Peoples Protection Units (YPG) have been fighting the militants with light weapons for nearly a month and are now engaged in street battles with IS.
On Tuesday night, the US-led coalition bombarded IS positions in an air offensive that provided some relief for Kurdish fighters.
However, activists say YPG is outgunned by IS and many military analysts believe it’s a matter of time before the city falls to extremists.
The KRG's Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs said last month it was prepared to send forces and weaponry to Kobane but cannot reach the city, which is bordered by IS strongholds.
The Turkish Milliyet newspaper reported on Tuesday that the Kurdish president had asked Turkey to allow Peshmerga forces to reach Kobane and help defend the city against the Islamist militants.
The newspaper didn't say if the Turkish government had agreed to Barzani’s request. In Turkey, at least 12 protesters were killed Tuesday in Kurdish protests against Ankara’s passive response to the IS assault on Kobane.
Hussein also said that Barzani has asked the international community to help residents of Kobane who have fled the fighting in their town and taken refuge across the border in Turkey. More than 180,000 Syrians, mostly Kurds, have fled to Turkey in recent days.
“In these terrible times the president and people of the Kurdistan Region stand by their sisters and brothers in Kobane and Rojava,” said Hussein, in reference to the Kurdish-majority areas of Syria.
Barzani’s appeal is the second since the IS militants began their attack on the Kurdish border town last month.
“We also appeal to the international community to take urgent and necessary measures to protect people and Kobane in western Kurdistan from terrorists wherever they are, because they will not hesitate to commit crimes and atrocities,” Barzani warned on the first day of attacks on Kobane last month.
Experts: Iraq burn the equivalent of 14 billion dollars annually from the Basra Gas
Experts: Iraq burn the equivalent of 14 billion dollars annually from the Basra Gas
Tomorrow's Press / Baghdad confirmed experts in the field of oil and gas, on Tuesday, that Iraq burn the equivalent of 14 billion dollars annually from the Basra Gas central quest government to invest, while showed the oil ministry that he can not be exported from the Basra Gas at this time because of the increasing needs of Interior .
The expert says Khalil Ramadan Wasti for "tomorrow's Press," said that "the government's efforts late in gas investment is a step in the right way but it did not limit the waste gas significantly in various oil fields scattered across Iraq, particularly in the southern region and specifically in the fields of the province of Basra , noting that "the survival of the combustion gas associated with oil is a waste of the oil wealth as possible to invest heavily and promised an additional resource for the state, as well as its contribution to the revitalization of the manufacturing sectors and the petrochemical industry."
He Wasti that "the fields of Basra burns, according to abstraction by investing companies for oil there nearly 11 and a half billion cubic meters of natural gas, which is equivalent cost of about 14 billion dollars annually, while Iraq to import gas from Iran to meet the needs of local at an estimated cost per year more than Four and a half billion dollars. "
He Wasti said that "Iraq's need of gas is estimated up to 1500 barrels per day of petroleum products, but the production of refineries Iraq as a whole is estimated at 600 000 barrels per day, including the Kurdistan region, namely that Iraq imports about 900 000 barrels per day from other countries, namely the equation her attention and should be studied by Almsoaliyn in the Iraqi state. "
Basra Gas Company for its part, indicated that "the need for gas in the country has become urgent, particularly after the cessation of gas production from the northern fields due to military operations in those areas so that we can not export at the moment."
According to Director General of the Basra Gas Company Ali Hussein for "tomorrow's Press," that "stops the production of gas from the northern region make of Basra Gas Company assume additional responsibility towards the processing of the country of the gas used in homes as well as the gas used in the cooling of electrical power and fertilizer plants, petrochemical," noting that "the current production of gas Basra, which is supervised by the company in partnership with Royal Dutch Shell is the (2650) tons per day."
Hussein stressed that "the actual need for the gas does not allow at the moment to export gas, but hopefully after running gas northern region is possible that there is an opportunity for export."
The Oil Ministry has signed a contract, in (November 23, 2011), with a Shell gas processing associated with oil in the southern oil fields after the approval of the Council of Ministers (November 15, 2011), on the establishment of Basra Gas Company, which will address the gas associated with oil from Rumaila, Zubair and West Qurna partnership between them and the South Gas Company, owned by the Ministry of oil by 51% and the two Royal Dutch Shell 44% and Mitsubishi of Japan by 5%.
"Hawlati" Kurdish: Minister Kurds participate next meeting of the Iraqi government
"Hawlati" Kurdish: Minister Kurds participate next meeting of the Iraqi government
Newspaper says "Hawlati" on its website that the ministers of the Kurds accredited in the new government will perform the constitutional oath and participate in the meetings of the Iraqi Council of Ministers, the newspaper quoted the Minister of Science and Technology Knight Jeju saying that the Minister of the Kurds candidates to take over the ministerial portfolios in the government of Abadi will go to Baghdad on Saturday and will participate in the meeting of the Council of Ministers on the budget, while the newspaper quoted Farhad capable member of the House of Representatives saying that Parliament may hold a meeting next Tuesday where it becomes able to minister Kurds swearing.
In another news paper quotes the leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria, Saleh Muslim, saying that Turkey has not fulfilled its promises with regard to help fighters of his party in Kobanî, adding Muslim Turkey has doubts of the possibility of turning the organization "Daash" to a real threat to her, and pointed out that he assured the Turkish leadership in Ankara that his party does not want to complicate the relationship with Turkey, and the face of a Muslim appeal to the Kurdish people to help Kobanî sons in their fight against the "Daash."
The newspaper writes "Iawinh" on its website also inform Parliament of Kurdistan issued a statement in which he accused the mass Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) outbid political Regarding the current situation in Kobanî and try to distort the position of the presidency of the parliament and its role, and added the parliament in a statement issued Tuesday that the parliamentary blocs to review the laws and rules of procedure and powers of the parliament and the executive authorities before issuing any statement, and not working on the mislead public opinion.
The paper quotes in the news of another official in units protect the people of the Kurdish Syrian defender Kobanî saying that fighters need all kinds of help in confronting them to organize "Daash" terrorist, the newspaper quoted Ismet Sheikh Hassan official units defending Kobanî saying that "Daash" Chen ago 24-day attacks is connected with all the weapons obtained from Iraq and Turkey, adding that the high morale of the fighters and they will fight to the last gasp defense Kobanî, and appealed to everyone to provide urgent military assistance to them because their weapons mild compared with weapons "Daash."
And remember newspaper "howler" in its website that the Kurdistan region sold worth one billion and 300 million worth of crude oil. The newspaper quoted a member of the Commission on oil and gas in the Kurdistan Parliament Dilshad Shaaban as saying that a portion of this amount is received by the Ministry of Natural Resources in the province and has been disposed of, said Shaaban said the provincial government awaits the decision of the State of Texas regarding the shipment of oil province retained there, and that Texas was awarded the Iraqi government a period of 10 days to provide enough evidence about the sovereign right in the shipment, and expressed his belief that the file will be in charge for the benefit of the end of the Kurdistan region.