Partners accused of disrupting the political process and urged Washington to speed up arming the Iraqi army
Maliki threatened to form a majority government policy
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Iraqis inspect the site of a vehicle bomb in Kirkuk (AFP)
Date Published: Friday, October 19, 2012
Huda Jassim (Baghdad) - Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki yesterday to form a majority government policy, and considered a government of national partnership, "Off to the political process," and urged Washington to speed up arming of Iraq, stressing that the U.S. defense secretary to visit Baghdad soon. While seeking President Jalal Talabani with the head of the National Alliance Ibrahim al-Jaafari, on the one hand, and the Kurdistan Alliance on the other hand, to find quick solutions to the political crisis amid deteriorating security and economic situation in Iraq.

Maliki said during a meeting with the President of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq Ammar al-Hakim said yesterday that "the trend towards political majority is not intended to exclude any of the components of Iraq as it tries to create a harmonious team with the government and put an end to the recession plaguing the political process." He pointed out that "the political majority can move stagnant water in the political process." He described "national partnership Palmatlh of the political process."

Maliki called on the other Washington to «accelerate the arming of Iraqi forces. He said during his meeting with Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter «need for the Iraqi army to develop its defense capabilities to protect the security of Iraq and its national sovereignty and confront the terrorist gangs.

The Prime Minister called on Washington to «accelerate the pace of arming Iraqi forces with the necessary defensive weapons can protect Iraq's sovereignty and independence and provide a deterrent to any attack.
For his part, Deputy U.S. Defense Secretary that he «came on a mission designed to meet Iraq's needs in the areas of defense and counter-terrorism as soon as possible. Carter announced «visit nearby U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to Baghdad to achieve the same goals.

For his part, Hakim said that "his meeting with al-Maliki was to meet in-depth discussed the core files on the Iraqi arena and the regional." He added that "the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations and ways to strengthen the National Alliance and the mechanisms to move projects that serve the nation and the people," stressing that "the Supreme Council was and will remain supportive of all the positive steps that are in the interest of the nation and the people."

On the other hand met head of the Iraqi National Alliance Ibrahim Jaafari, President Jalal Talabani, for the second time in one day, in the context of the completion of the process steps to accomplish the task of reform taking place on the overall political process.

Jaafari said in a statement issued by the two sides stressed that a direct and constructive dialogue and practical steps are ways to end disputes, and restore the atmosphere of confidence among all political parties.

In the context of the political movement also announced the Kurdistan region for the formation of a delegation within days is expected to be the last to be sent to Baghdad to discuss the power-sharing agreement, and pointed out that he will determine the timeframe for the National Alliance and Maliki for its implementation.

The spokesman for the Office of the Presidency of the Kurdistan Region Omid morning after a meeting of the Kurdish leaders that the conferees agreed in Erbil on the formation of a Kurdish delegation to be sent to Baghdad to discuss the Erbil and the outstanding problems between the province and the federal government.

He added that the delegation, which will be formed soon, "probably will be the last delegation sent to Baghdad," and stressed that the Kurdish delegation will be determined during a visit to Baghdad, a time limit for the National Alliance and al-Maliki for the implementation of the Convention on Arbil and commitment to partnership. He said "We hope the Baghdad not to force the Kurds to take this position." He pointed out that the Kurdish delegation will discuss the differences with Talabani, before going into talks with the National Alliance.

On the other hand, said Deputy Secretary-General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Barham Salih, that the Kurds are not afraid of arming the Iraqi army, but from the mentality that the use of the distributed medals instead of fighting corruption and provide services to the people, pointing to the existence of an atmosphere hostile to the Kurds in Baghdad.

He said in a meeting held at the headquarters of the Political Bureau of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan city of Sulaimaniya, "The time has come to Ntdark risks and feel our responsibilities rather than the militarization of Iraqi society," noting that "the Kurds are not afraid arming the military, but fear mentality users that distribute medals instead of fighting corruption and providing services."

Security resulted in a car bomb explosion targeting a military checkpoint south of Fallujah in Anbar province, wounding four Iraqi soldiers

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