Najafi: Maliki did not support regional initiatives
24/10/2011 16:08

Baghdad, October 24 / October (Rn) - The Iraqi Parliament Speaker Osama Najafi Monday Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki did not support the regional initiative, which called recently to discuss the future of the country after the U.S. withdrawal due by the end of this year.

Najafi and ask - during a meeting with the head of the Iranian Shura Council Ali Larijani, Switzerland, while attending the World Conference of the Parliaments - an initiative for dialogue include the four countries including Iraq, Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Najafi said at a news conference in the House of Representatives, "we invited the three countries to hold a meeting of the Quartet in Baghdad ... but unfortunately the government did not support us in this direction."

"During the meeting yesterday with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and promised that the matter be examined and decided upon during the coming period is the lack of response I touch for a quadripartite meeting."

The London-based Asharq al-Awsat quoted Bandar Hajjar, vice president of the Saudi Shura Council said he was not aware of his country in this initiative.

Turning Nujaifi to the security situation after the U.S. withdrawal by saying "the House will support the government from the legislative side to fill the security vacuum."

He says, "should the political forces in the country, creating a national strategy to restore balance to the constitutional institutions of the state to overcome the turning point (the danger), which passes by Iraq after the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country."

Najafi feared and criticized what he called a campaign of de-skills and as "contrary to what was agreed upon in the Convention on Arbil, which created the government."

"It is not reasonable to faculty and competencies de-serving Iraq for decades and the appointment of senior Baathists as leaders of teams and brigades in the Iraqi army," as it occurs al.

And defended the Ministry of Higher Education earlier in its decision to dismiss a professor for a number of jobs and stressed that the duty to "implement the laws."

The maximum number of professor according to the decisions of the accountability and justice, which was formed to isolate the Baathists for sensitive jobs in the state.

And on the demand of the Sadr movement to hold an emergency parliamentary session Nujaifi said "We will invite Parliament to convene an extraordinary session of the third day in the month of November (November) next. Will be a discussion of the issues in the application for the Sadrist movement is exclusively to discuss the budget and the gates of the U.S. withdrawal."