Araji: we wasted a trillion dollars to no avail mass demonstrations embarrass 8/3
Araji: we wasted a trillion dollars to no avail mass demonstrations embarrass the ruling National Alliance after the aggravation of internal differences
Baghdad: Hamza Mustafa «Middle East» - were not fortified Green Zone, home to the political process poles in Iraq a week ago as it seemed to him on Thursday evening, where the meeting which brought together a number of media, including the «Middle East», with Vice-President Iraqi Minister for Energy, Bahaa al-Araji. Because of the decision taken by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, for the first time in 12 years, Judge inclusion of this region and the offices and homes of senior residents, including three presidencies, machining programmed for electricity, the power goes out more than three times while he was signed mass demonstrations in Baghdad and a number of central and southern governorates hard on senior officials, including al-Abadi himself, who warned of the possibility converted into acts of violence, saying it serves as a wake-up call for everyone.
Araji, a senior leader of the Sadrist movement, spoke for more than an hour for the electricity and energy file year in Iraq, and carry the previous governments (in reference to the Governments of Iyad Allawi and Ibrahim al-Jaafari and Nuri al-Maliki) for failing to resolve this file in spite of wasting hundreds of billions of dollars. In response to a question by «Middle East» on blame previous governments all of which are within the governments of the post-occupation in 2003, and all those responsible are part of the political process, including al-Araji himself, Deputy Prime Minister replied: «responsibility of solidarity can not be denial of responsibility about what happened during the last twelve years, but until now I speak as an administrator on the energy file for a period of no more than a few months since the issuance of the private so Diwani it, it The escalating mass demonstrations must be put points on the characters, as the previous governments were not to have strategy at this level both in terms of installed terminals or quality, and power transmission and distribution, or the investment were not you believe the previous government level (the Maliki government for 8 years) while we are now beginning to invest in several provinces, which would lead to easing the crisis later » .
and on the spending of hundreds of billions of dollars over the past years, al-Araji said «Previous government has wasted nearly a trillion dollars, which is about $ 800 billion of Iraq's oil budgets since 2004 and even in 2014, in addition to about $ 200 billion in grants and aid». He said «No final accounts even know how to spend, and there is no achievement on the ground even groping those funds through projects and achievements».
Araji, in the context of the problems experienced by the political process and the most important differences within the ruling National Alliance components, which began expanding with the escalation of demonstrations with show more concerns about the possibility of exploitation by certain political views, he believes that «the only problem suffered by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is that it wants to work, but no one stood with him or assign his back».
This recognition that issues of senior leader of the National Alliance comes at a time when fears of exploitation demonstrations deduced from trends Abadi reform began, while warning Ktlta the Islamic Supreme Council headed by Ammar al-Hakim, and the Sadrist movement led by Muqtada al-Sadr to exploit the demonstrations for political calculations undertaken by the parties from within the National Alliance (in reference to the State of Law coalition led by Nuri al-Maliki ) ranging from demonstrations of Basra, Nasiriyah and Najaf, all the way to Baghdad, where he pretended to rail staff last week, prompting transport minister Baqir al-Zubaidi, a leader of the Supreme Council, to describe the demonstration as as «is masterminded at night».
In parallel demonstrations, escalated the dispute between the Supreme Council and a coalition of state law against the background of the nomination of the last of the leadership which the writer for the presidency of the National Alliance, which the Supreme Council declared his opposition to him in a statement to the «Middle East» the official spokesman of the Supreme Council eloquent Abu tirelessly.
It is a sharp dispute over the presidency of the National Alliance to others Khlavi one on the system of government and invitations filed by the parties in the National Alliance, and in particular the coalition of state law, and the judge changed it to a presidential rather than parliamentary, as well as benefits for the popular crowd and Aaidath and what is expected in the coming years, and in front of all of this you find leaders of the National Alliance itself in most corners forestry.
In this context, says politician close to one of the national components of the coalition, in an interview for «Middle East», asking not to be identified, he said that «the crisis within the National Alliance lies in the multiplicity of leadership and the lack of leadership of the University of him everyone can agree it thus transformed into a father to all similar to what was the case before the death of Mr. Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, where he was a leader of the National Alliance agreement everyone. » He added that «it differed now where there is no person can be consensus him from within the leaders of the coalition, which has led to the fragmentation that almost knock them out more than once without Iranian interference strong in terms of survival».
and about whether Iran could impose personal leadership of the Alliance, Iraqi politician says that «Iran will not like it because they want to be at the same distance from everyone, which is also doing the reference that do not want to get into details of internal differences, as well as a degree of discomfort has as a result of corruption within the party in the National Alliance, a What recently invited them to start up so strongly.