Parliament postpones consideration of the issue of resolving the interrogation of al-Obeidi to hearings next week [Extended]

2016/8/1 19:38


Postponed the second deputy speaker of parliament, Sheikh Mohammad Aram considering the issue of resolving the questioning of Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi to hearings next week.

According to a statement to the House of Representatives received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of it on Monday that "the House of Representatives questioned at its eighth ordinary of the legislative term first third legislative year, headed by Deputy Chairman of the Board Aram Sheikh Mohammed, in the presence of 205 deputies on Monday, 01/08/2016 Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi. "

At the outset of the meeting, headed by Salim al-Jubouri, MP Hamid vegetation in a speech that the President Fuad Masum said in a televised statement about the existence of 529 death sentences carried out, including 310 provisions while the verdicts is executing 219 a judgment as well as the non-arrival of death sentences for those involved with terrorist offenses and belonging to organize terrorist Daash.

The MP pointed vegetative to the Minister of Justice said during hosted in one of the committees of the House of Representatives that the executions were in 2889 sentenced to death for terror suspects, calling for the formation of a parliamentary committee investigative of the season in contradiction stated in numbers between the two parties for the implementation of justice and retribution from the criminals. "

In turn, the President of the House of Representatives of the committees of human rights and to provide legal based on the figures stated in this regard report.

Council hosted a costly tray marshes Committee within the World Heritage List, headed by Presidential Advisor Qahtan al-Jubouri.

This was followed by Presidential Advisor issued a statement in which he reviewed the stages of submission put the marshes on the World Heritage List of UNESCO file, stressing that the file is too important being that combines the archaeological heritage and environmental heritage, stressing that the three presidencies and ministries concerned efforts Tzafart to put seven archaeological sites on the World Heritage at one time to be a number of sites placed on the list of 11 archaeological sites across Iraq, praising the role of the President and the Prime Minister and the President of the House of Representatives to hold contacts with the countries concerned and field visits to the marshes site.

Chairman of the Committee, said that Iraq is in front of a big responsibility to preserve the marshes in the World Heritage, which requires the existence of standards should be applied through committees graduate, declaring that the Committee in connection with the preparation of seven other files to Iraqi cities for its inclusion on the list of heritage and make it a tourist attraction from around the world locations to support Iraq's economy, calling on the Council to vote on the continuation of the Commission's work to complete the annexation of other sites to the list.

President al-Jubouri, gave his thanks for the efforts made by the Commission and their contribution to the achievement of achievement is important, noting that the ongoing Council supported the Commission in the success of their work, declaring that the council will take over the committees of Culture and Information, Agriculture and marshes and External Relations honoring the members of the committee in appreciation of their efforts in the service of Iraq, praising the the role of the Foreign relations Committee in support of the Commission.

On the other hand the Council questioned Secretary of Defense at the request of the MP high Nassif.

He welcomed Jubouri behalf of the Council Balobeida and advanced staff in the ministry, praising the high MP Nassif Introduction questioning request, noting that the process of questioning the practice associated with the House of Representatives, according to the Iraqi constitution by provoking issues being discussed by the questioner and presenter of the motion, stressing the importance that not be the questions interrogation subject for political or personal accounts.

At the outset of the interrogation high Nassif MP inquired about the establishment of the General Hospital of the Armed Forces and the reluctance own and corruption, especially since the amount of more than $ 147 million contract has been extended by the minister to three years instead of 18 months completion rate of 1-6 so far, 65% and contractor pledged to complete work on 15.04.2015, but the work stopped, and the reasons not to take legal action to pull the work as a committee was formed after the minister's visit to the hospital to resolve the issue of the provision of medical equipment and has pressure on the person concerned to accept appliances, despite all the violations and stopped the company is there a vision for completion The project completion period.

In its answer and defense minister reiterated his readiness to clarify the facts in front of all the House of Representatives alluding to previous claims to postpone the questioning request being still under consideration by the Federal Court.

He noted that the contract Armed Forces Hospital struck in 2009 and is supposed to be delivered in 2013 at $ 136 billion dinars, noting that he was supposed to be former Ministry held accountable for the contractor, but after the inauguration of the ministry has been monitoring the business and pay benefits of what has been accomplished, stressing that he was awarded the Contractor deadline with two choices: either be withdrawn from the labor contractor Almtlki and resort to the courts or the completion of work in every way to get to the final result.

In replying MP Nassif confirmed that the company concerned made in the era of the Minister Saadoun al-Dulaimi, a request for the Department of Defense to delay fines were converted application of the legal department, which refused to delay fines and not to advance exchange, prompting the former minister to operational Advance Exchange refused pointing out that the current defense minister after taking office approved to disburse funds to the company.

For his part, al-Obeidi said the company executing pledged to implement the work that was out of the contract, wrong and what happened as a result of a long accumulation of exchange was based on a decision of the Committee on Contracts.

And on the accusations made by the Secretary of Defense to the President of the House of Representatives and high Naiptin Nassif and Hanan al about getting involved issues of corruption and attempts to obtain military contracts and kickbacks, President al-Jubouri, stressed that all that has been mentioned names including the Chairman of the House of Representatives will be subject to an investigation by an investigative committee will be formed from before the Council, noting that with the existence of problematic by some after mentioning names, including the head of the Council do not mind the name of the act as Vice-chairman of the Board of Directors meeting, indicating his willingness to personally bear all responsibility in the event of evidence of what has been mentioned.

At the request of Syria, Sheikh Mohammed Chair gave the defense minister names that drew her accusation.

In his intervention the President of the House of Representatives confirmed that there are goals and intentions to derail the process of questioning with no neglect of what has been mentioned names and facts and ready to appear before the judiciary and the investigation of the provisions and charges are harassed and miscarriage and touch the characters wanted to find the truth, calling to find out how much money and contracts that were obtained in the case it was correct, inquiring about the reasons for keeping silent about these facts and raised in the questioning session, stressing his asylum to the courts to get to the truth.

He announced Jubouri lack Oatlah platform Presidency of the Council to prove his innocence of the judiciary and of the integrity of the accusations made against him.

He asked high Nassif MP for ideas submitted by the minister to the owners of a number of companies including over contract terms planes get through the financial commission yesterday where he was to give a statement of two witnesses admitted of being intermediaries and that the minister received a sum of money.

Defense Minister replied that the matter for bargaining and blackmail on the one military positions, as I am bound to one of the witnesses old relationships and stole paper from the minister's office includes the conduct of business for purposes of extortion, noting that he was executing the contract to send the aircraft before the company's financing, but the contract is beyond any reproach, expressing his willingness to face come with witnesses against him and that he did not receive any amount.

High Nassif noted that MP-line service for the Minister of Defense is contrary to the controls being covered by the procedures of accountability and justice.

He said al-Obeidi, the invalidity Mazkrth high Nassif MP about his inclusion in procedures of accountability and justice, pointing out that the issue process proceeds on the work within the security forces dissolved and not the taxpayer to assume the post.

She said the presence of the MP high Nassif list of forty pilot them security indicators Defense Minister allowed the return of 30 of them in pilot has been dismissed on the assignment of political retirement.
In response to the defense minister that accountability and justice did not give any security listed on the indicators and their return to the ministry was a letter from the former commanding general of the Armed Forces Office, adding that the ministry did not refer any political separated into retirement.

And it noted the high Nassif MP to administrative irregularities committed by the Defense Minister on some of the appointments and the training of pilots and retired after the end of the training period and disbursement of funds and sending attached to foreign embassies and to enter into contracts and stopped work in the liberation of the national balance of Nineveh operations.

In turn, draw the defense minister to failure shall be obligated to respond to the questions of the lack of access to him, pointing to the existence of requests from the Baghdad Operations Command to the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces directly be transferred to the Department of Defense regarding the refusal to extend a pilot service after returning from training by the Commander in Chief armed forces of the age of legal consent and that one of the candidates to work in an embassy attache a competent and professional, explaining his emphasis on achieving balance in leadership positions Nineveh operations.

It inquired MP Nassif for solutions and actions taken in cessation of work contract rehabilitation and development of Essaouira air base agreement for an estimated $ 585 million implemented in 1080 on the implementation on the 18/01/2015 noting that the delay in implementation of the project will lead to a delay in delivery of a Korean aircraft.

He said the defense minister that the ministry had approached the prime minister, the existence of two choices: either the company Serbian executed waiting formerly of the base or display contract with the company Serbian, Korean, and got the approval of the former prime minister on a contract with the Korean company after attempts to deal with the company's Serbian series stressing the introduction of the Korean company for three subsidiary companies without the approval of the ministry which is what has strongly rejected.

And provided MP Alia Nassif another question the use of the defense minister indicated the aircraft outside the contexts and controls for many times and personal service while traveling to the province of Arbil, a waste of public money.

The minister denied Mazkrth Nassif MP fact that most of the flights were part of missions the Air Force aircraft during training.

She drew MP Nassif to the Minister disburse $ 279 million for the rehabilitation of the role of the guesthouse is attached to the Ministry of Defense, but the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers.
The minister stressed the lack of subordinate role to the ministry and all that has been spent was of the duties of the Ministry of Defense in accordance with the powers of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers.

And inquire about the high Nassif MP for the conclusion of two contracts for the purchase of a Chinese company for Msltzmat soldiers helmets, shoes and other were not contain the examination of the experience of models.

For his part, the minister denied that the contract was canceled and did not execute the contract has been assigned to the Ministry of Industry to equip soldiers ministry requirements information.
He asked Rep. Nassif buying ministry bombs carried by aircraft Alsaikoa unfit for the bombing.

The minister confirmed the information, noting that the Russian company exporting bombs to compensate the ministry valid new quantities after they have been disclosed.

And it offered high Nassif MP a video of one clan elders who pledged allegiance to organize terrorist Daash minister and appointed his son within the protections of Osama Najafi and includes always enters into the Green Zone.

The minister said in his reply that there is no name Ibn al-Sheikh, who said the MP is not related to him at all.

MP Nassif showed the existence of legal and administrative irregularities in the conclusion of the private Czech decade training and through intermediary company does not hold the base airports.

He stressed the defense minister that the training decades of military airworthiness and air force and navy, adding cadet pilots in the Czech pilots of the most efficient, adding that Cech refused to renew the contract for non-financial feasibility.

And noted the high Nassif MP to the existence of funds exist for the canceled contract Ukrainian defense minister is trying to exploit.

The Minister of Defense that the tankers that were imported in accordance with the contract Ukraine signed in 2009 were not working, but after the re-qualify by the Iraqi army, noting that canceled the approval of the Prime Minister and the remaining amount of the contract the contract, amounting to about $ 90 million will be restored only through the bank private contract or the purchase of weapons and ammunition.

He asked high Nassif MP for the reasons for the insistence of the ministry to forward the draft rehabilitation peace air base per tender form, although the location of the Aa_khas Defense Ministry, noting that the goal comes for kickbacks.

He said al-Obeidi, the lack of health reported high Nassif MP, referring to the absence of any move to rehabilitate the runway Qaeda despite the need to rehabilitation.

At the end of the interrogation session high MP Nassif called for referral of contracts to the judiciary and public prosecution and the Integrity Commission.

For his part, Defense Minister not to Msahumich on the blood of the sons of the armed forces.

The feet of quitting MP thanks to all of the high Nassif MP and Defence Minister Khaled al-Obeidi calling for the formation of an investigative committee impartial and professional to consider what has been traded from the information in the interrogation session.

For his part, Aram Sheikh Mohammed, Vice President of the Council thanked the Deputy High Nassif al-Obeidi and attending a questioning session, stressing that the Council Aalnwab will investigate the reported accusations by forming investigative committees and in accordance with the rules of procedure or through the courts.

And expressed high Nassif MP was not convinced by the answers of the defense minister in the questioning session.

He MP Qasim al-Araji, that the issue of conviction answers defense minister must be voted on after the completion of the investigation into the accusations mentioned.

The MP Khalaf Abdul Samad to the importance of disclosure of the names that have not been mentioned by the Minister of Defense to demonstrate the truth.

The MP Khalid al-Asadi suggested postponing a decision on interrogation until the completion of the investigation as reported by al-Obeidi of the information.

He said MP Ahmad al-Jubouri, the existence of options after the end of the interrogation, including the minister of confidence himself or at the request of 50 deputy during a specific period of time.

For its part, it noted the MP, but Talabani, the need to differentiate between the interrogation, which took place and the accusations that have been forwarded to the President of the Council or some of the House of Representatives, which requires special procedures to proceed to question Secretary of Defense in accordance with legal and constitutional contexts.

The President of Syria, the meeting Sheikh Mohammed, to postpone consideration of the issue of resolving the interrogation sessions in the next week.

And then it decides to adjourn the meeting to next Tuesday 09/08/2016.