Chihod demanding host Talabani in parliament to learn from hampering national meeting
Monday, 12 / November 2012 13:21
[Baghdad - where]
Asked Deputy for a coalition of state law hosted by President Jalal Talabani in the House of Representatives to view him his conversations with the political blocs to hold a national meeting on resolving the current crisis.
The MP said Mohammed Chihod told all of Iraq [where], "parliament host Talabani seen is the Iraqi people to where and reached his efforts and his dialogues with blocks and hinders national meeting."
"We believe that meeting the national and attend political blocs it is necessary to discuss all the problems and seek to resolve the outstanding issues between them."
And held by President Jalal Talabani over the past few weeks a series of meetings and meetings, and is still going on, with various political forces and blocs, to discuss ways to bring the views of themselves, and resolve differences through national meeting called to him earlier.
For his part, MP for the coalition of state law, Abdul Salam al-Maliki Talabani flew to a new initiative to resolve political differences.
The MP said Maliki's [where], "The initiative will call for a national meeting, and the adoption of the reform as a method of, and framing relations, and agreed to reset crises, and mapping the new job, depending on the Constitution and the implementation of what was agreed upon previously, and that the new curriculum in action This initiative will include two main points, the first call to the national meeting for all political parties, and the other that the president will be directed to this project. "
For his part, MP for the Iraqi List, Hamza Alkrtani Talabani's initiative to resolve the crisis, it has become one of the past, and will not contribute to the solution.
Said Alkrtani [where], "Talabani does not carry a magic wand, and his initiative became a thing of the past, will be a lifeline for this political impasse, but there is a glimmer of hope or positive indications point to a light at the end of the tunnel." And witnessing the political process in Iraq a crisis because of differences between the blocs about things concerning the management of the state and the agreements concluded between them and against which formed the current government, and threatened several blocks to withdraw confidence from the Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, then announced the National Alliance for launch paper reforms to resolve the political crisis, to along with the efforts of President Jalal Talabani to gather the political parties at the national meeting to resolve the current crisis. ended 17. http://translate.google.com/translat...%26Itemid%3D86
Talabani Party: President is satisfied with the performance of al-Maliki and the latter rectify his mistakes
Tuesday, October 13 2 / November 2012 10:33
[Baghdad - where]
Spokesman confirmed the Political Bureau of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Jundiyani that President Jalal Talabani is satisfied with the performance of the federal Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, noting that al-Maliki has committed a series of errors and that remedied and addressed.
The Jindiyani in press statements transfer the Information Office of the Central Party Talabani, the "President of the Republic is not satisfied with the performance of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki regarding his position of political crisis in Iraq several months ago, and we are in the leadership of the National Union, we see that al-Maliki has committed a series of errors , Either Atdarkha and addressed, either we have to think about how to deal with those mistakes. "
He added, "We have alternatives to deal with this situation .. and we will follow closely the positions of al-Maliki and the extent of its commitment to dialogue and negotiation approach, and we hope him to review the situation and express sufficient flexibility on the overall current political crisis and correct such errors."
Asked about Maliki's position of national partnership and saying in remarks recently it has become finished, said Jindiyani: "It is not Maliki decide the fate of national partnership, because who decides is a block of the National Alliance, which is a block of state law is a part, and we are confident that the coalition's position National is not so, we feel there is keen from the coalition parties on the continuation of national partnership, and we are counting on the alliance to show a sense of responsibility to continue dialogues and negotiations to find effective solutions to our problems and crises. "
On the national dialogue conference called by Talabani, who confirmed Maliki also opportunities to take place has become non-existent, a spokesman said the Political Bureau of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan: "Dialogue is down now, and it was an important opportunity to get out of this crisis storm, but unfortunately, some of the parties did not cooperate with President Talabani to the success of this endeavor, this sincere effort by him. "
And seeks President Jalal Talabani to convene a national meeting of all political forces since returning from Refinery in Germany a month ago and held a series of bilateral meetings between the leaders of the blocks before they stop after Asaddamh snag ceilings demands and not to show flexibility. http://translate.google.com/translat...%26Itemid%3D86
White: It is not the right of any party to object to the formation of the Tigris and the Iraqi army movements
Tuesday, October 13 2 / November 2012 13:34
[Baghdad - where]
The secretary general of national bloc white beauty melon it is not the right of any party to object to the formation of the Tigris and the movements of the Iraqi army.
He reported watermelon, in a statement received by the agency all of Iraq [where] a copy of it today, that "the formation Operations Command Tigris is unconstitutional and Agbar it, especially as it is formed on the orders of the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Nouri al-Maliki, a authorized constitutionally formed military sectors and moves."
He added that "objections to the formation of the Tigris Operations Command is justified, and we invite objectors formed to reconsider their positions and think seriously about the interests of Iraq and take precedence over partisan interests and partisan."
He pointed out that "the Iraqi army movements in the disputed areas is no longer an escalation politically, as others claim, but it was his responsibility to defend any place to see the danger."
The chairman of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, to consult with President Jalal Talabani to crystallize the position of the formation of the Tigris Operations Command.
A statement of the presidency of the province received by the agency [where] a copy of it on Monday Barzani said "it is now necessary alliances public opinion in Kurdistan and Iraq in general, that since the beginning was to have doubts and fears of the formation of the so-called led forces Tigris, which we considered an important cause of instability and do not serve the application of Article 140 of the Constitution because it was established intentions and goals against the Kurds and the democratic process and coexistence in the areas withheld from Kurdistan. "
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has formed a number of leaders of the operations in all provinces in the country, most recently the Tigris Operations Command, which has raised the ire of the Kurds.
For its part, rejected the Kurdish forces during its meeting on 8 last September, chaired by the President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani's decision to form operations Tigris, calling it off, also rejected the Kirkuk provincial council in session has linked formations of Interior and Defense in the province led operations Tigris, because Kirkuk disputed areas them.
He described the objections to the formation and movement of forces Tigris in the provinces of Diyala, Salahuddin, Kirkuk as "illegal," adding that it "does not target a component or province or nation, but are administrative procedures and regulatory within the constitutional powers, and that the formations teams and leaders operations and the movement of the army must be free on every inch of the land of Iraq, is not entitled to the province or territory objection, because the duty of these formations is to protect national sovereignty. http://translate.google.com/translat...%26Itemid%3D86
Kurdistan President: Dijla Forces Will Cause Instability and Hinder Implementation of Artcile 140
13/11/2012 03:39:00By NAWZAD MAHMOOD
Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani said that the formation of the Dila Opertaions Command should be stopped, calling it a cause for stability in the region.
SULAIMANI, Kurdistan Region—In a public statement on Monday, Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani said that the formation of the Dila Opertaions Command should be stopped, calling it a cause for stability in the region.
"We consider that this will cause instability and will not serve the implementation of Article 140 of the constitution because it was founded with intentions and goals against the Kurds, against the democratic process and against coexistence in the areas withheld from Kurdistan [disputed areas]." President Barzani said.
Barzani's statement said that he is working with the Iraqi president to ensure that the Dijla Forces which he called "unsconstitutional" do not impose on the disputed Kurdish areas.
"It as our duty to assure the people of Iraq and Kurdistan that we are in consultation with His Excellency the president of the republic and the concerned offices in order to produce a serious position towards this unconstitutional move, and deter any policies, action or resolution that would impose an unconstitutional reality in the areas withheld from Kurdistan." President Barzani said.
Meanwhile, at a press conference in Erbil on Sunday, Jabbar Yawar, spokesperson for the Ministry of Peshmerga, called the Dijla Operations Command unlawful.
Yawar said the Dijla forces, along with nine other military commands throughout Iraq, were not established legally as none of their commanders had been appointed by the council of representatives.
The Dijla Operations Command was introduced by the central government in June to be the main command of the security and police in Kirkuk, Diyala and Salahaddin – disputed territories that both Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) lay claim to.
Yawar also criticized the central government for withholding the Peshmerga budget. “It is Baghdad’s responsibility to provide the Peshmerga forces with a budget, instead of withholding it,” he said.
Yawar pointed out that Baghdad has dedicated almost 20 billion dinars to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense. “The central government refuses to send the Peshmerga budget or allow the KRG to equip the Peshmerga with arms.”
Discussing the recent tensions between the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Region, Yawar expressed concern over the new approach of the Iraqi military. “It follows the model of the former regime’s military,” he said.
According to Yawar, more than 425 senior officers currently serving in the Iraqi military are wanted by the justice and accountability committee for being senior officers for the former Baathist regime.
Upon its arrival in the region, the Dijla Operations Command issued a directive indicating that the police, security and Peshmerga in the provinces of Diyala, Kirkuk and Salahaddin were not allowed to make moves without its orders.
However, Kurdish officials in Kirkuk said that they have totally ignored this order.
“They will never see the day when Peshmerga, security and police work under their command,” said Halo Najat, the KDP security chief in Kirkuk. “This is the beginning of a new confrontation between Baghdad and the Kurdistan Region.”
Due to its political and ethnic differences, Kirkuk has been viewed as a “bomb” that might detonate at any time. Some believe that the Dijla Operations Command might cause this bomb to go off and lead the city to the brink of war.
“We have confronted the Dijla command about entering Kirkuk three times and they have harassed the Kirkuk police a couple times at checkpoints when they were on their way back from Baghdad,” Najat said.
He added, “During the Chamchamal prisoners’ transfer, they stopped our convoy, but we told them we would hand them over the prisoners outside Kirkuk since they cannot enter the city.”
Lt. Jamal Tahir, the chief of police in Kirkuk, said that his department rejects the orders of the Dijla Operations Command. “If they make any moves, we will respond harshly,” he added.
Ahmed Askari, chair of the security committee in Kirkuk Provincial Council, said, “The establishment of the Dijla Operations Command means we are heading toward a new era of confrontation and withdrawing from what the purpose of Iraqi liberation was.”
Askari said that he was reminded of the old days of Ali Hassan Majid, who was commander of the military, administrative and judicial branches in Kirkuk at the same time. “It seems to me that they want to do the same thing with the Dijla command,” he said.
Askari said the Dijla Operations Command wants to kill two birds with one stone, and that it aims to “confront the KRG indirectly, take full control of the disputed territories and intimidate some of the Arabs in these provinces.”
“The Dijla command has a hidden agenda and has changed its commander three times,” Askari said. “The Dijla forces told the Arabs that they came to throw out the Kurdish security and Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk.”
The Dijla command has also concerned some of the security and administrative officials in Diyala. Talib Muhammad Hassan, head of the Diyala Provincial Council, said, “The security situation in Diyala was better before the Dijla command came.”
Hassan discussed a meeting he had with one of the Dijla senior officers, who had said that the forces only existed in name but didn’t have any power. “We receive orders from Baghdad but we don’t implement them,” Hassan said the officer told him.
The dispute over the Dijla command adds to a number of issues between the KRG and central government that are expected to be on the negotiation table.
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Deputy for the law: the ministries of defense and interior are the most corrupt among the rest of the ministries
BAGHDAD - babysit - MP for the coalition of state law on the Kurdish issue of corruption in the country as a spiky and talk about this is not new.
Kurd, said in a statement to Radio public opinion "often demanded the need to rip tools of corruption in the country and apply the law to everyone, particularly with regard to the subject of arms deal with Russia Bala addition to other issues."
Regarding the arms deal with Russia "arms deal with Russia has become the rule ended the fact that the government has taken a decision in this regard, especially as it is not the first case of corruption in the security authorities."
Noting that the defense and interior ministries are the most corrupt among other ministries in the country and the Russian arms deal not only marred by such cases, as he put it ... p / i
It is said that a proposal by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani to redraw the map of all areas within the constitutional Article 140 is in the Iraqi Parliament and that the Shia Alliance is expected to support it, but at the same time Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is about to occupy all the disputed territories through the Dijla Forces.
Everyday, the signs of dictatorship become more and more palpable in Iraq. Those same people who turned their back on Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani’s efforts to withdraw confidence from Maliki earlier this year, and began referring to Maliki as statesman instead of a dictator, will be responsible for Maliki’s future actions.
Those who defeated Erbil for Baghdad had clearly forgotten that what Erbil could achieve could never be achieved in Baghdad. Instead of working to reduce the powers of the dictator, they worked to minimize the problems. Maliki by himself had stood against the entire system.
Maliki meets with former Baathists and people responsible for the Anfal and he plans to sign agreements with their leaders in the future. His goal behind this is to stop Kurds, Sunni Arabs and Turkey from coming closer to each other.
The Iraqi government considers Article 140 dead and has occupied by force, most of the disputed areas except parts of the Nineveh province where the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is in charge. Baghdad has turned those areas into a frontline against the Kurds.
Those actions are a clear violation of Iraq’s constitution and the Iraqi president should not be silent about them. What is strange is that Maliki proceeds with these irresponsible actions only in areas where the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is most influential. PUK media outlets cry blue murder about the Dijla Forces and its threat to the Kurdistan Region, but the commander of the Dijla Forces speaks of warm relations with PUK leaders.
Maliki’s systematic plan in those areas stems from his understanding of the deep change the entire region is going through. So one should ask the PUK—who kept saying that the formation of the Dijla Forces was baseless rumor—as to why those very forces have now entered the Kurdish areas. Why those forces were not stopped? Why to cooperate with them?
They release statement after statement in support of Kurdish prisoners in Turkey who demand their ethnic rights, but in the meantime Maliki has occupied half of Kurdistan’s land without anyone saying a word.
Those who saw the picture released by the prime minister’s office of Nuri al-Maliki inspecting fighter jets by knocking on the metal body of the plane should not be surprised that he has decided to halt the deal out of suspicion of corruption.
The picture should have sounded alarm bells for the Russians, Czechs and people of Iraq. He seemed like a man shopping for a car in a sales lot, not a head of state buying strategic weapons. From the start, the deal did not seem to have been examined well or to have gone through the proper procurement procedures.
Former chief of staff Kamaran Qaradaghi told me that a reliable source in Baghdad said the two sides were to put their final signatures on the deal during Maliki's visit to Moscow.
When meeting with Vladimir Putin, Maliki expressed a wish for the price to be lowered. Putin replied that there was usually a margin for that but, as he understood it, the Iraqi team had already asked for a lowering of prices on Maliki's behalf.
The source adds that Maliki wanted names. Putin said he would send the director of the state-owned company responsible for the deal. At this point, Maliki said the deal should be postponed until further notice.
Maliki is now stuck between two decisions. If he goes ahead with the deal, it will be clear that some of those close to him and to the minister of defense have made a fortune in commission, as his advisor and various political parties have said.
If he decides to stop the deal, it would be a major blow to him, not to mention his reputation and his government's as businessmen.
Russia Today, the country’s official news channel, ran a report quoting a Russian military expert saying “if the deal gets axed, it would be an unprecedented event in the history of Russia's arms trade.”
Igor Korotchenko, the director of the Center for Analysis of World Arms Trade, adds, “Self-respecting states and governments don’t act this way.”
Russia's official news agency RIA Novosti quoted an unnamed arms expert who warned that Iraq may incur harsh sanctions over the move: “If the deals were drawn up in a proper way from a legal point of view, the Iraqi side may suffer multimillion dollar losses by paying off punitive fees.”
The expert added that suspected corruption has never been a legitimate basis for the annulment of contracts, especially in military-technical cooperation.
Maliki could turn this fiasco into an opportunity to regain some of what he has lost with these recent decisions, he was enticed into a shopping spree, which demonstrated a clear lack of judgment.
There is an opportunity to reconsider his actions and clean up his operations by demonstrating that he is against corruption, wherever it is. He should allow a truly independent investigation into the case and depoliticize it.
Events have shown that the main enemy to Iraq, and the most difficult one to tackle, is corruption. It is the one phenomenon that crosses all ethnic and sectarian boundaries. If Maliki decides to take the matter further, he will find out that there are many business partners who are on either side of the political, ethnic and sectarian divide.
He will find that there were people on his trip that had no reason to be there apart from cutting illegal deals. This and much more information would be revealed if a proper independent investigation was conducted into the case.
If this happens, and Maliki takes responsibility for errors in judgment and sends those involved to justice, he could have the legacy of putting the country back on track and would be able to silence many of his adversaries. In short, this is a make or break juncture for him.
In a democracy, the suspected officials named are usually removed temporarily from their posts pending the outcome of the investigation. In this case, nothing has happened yet.
"Baghdad Basejmpr99" Daily Report Monday November 13th, 2012
Before approval in parliament
Ending the first reading of the budget bill and the allocation of future meetings to discuss
Ended the House of Representatives at its thirty-second first reading of the federal budget law also completed the second reading of the three other laws Council voted on the draft and proposed bills in addition to the host and finance and trade ministers on the ration card.
A statement from the Department of Media in the House of Representatives, said the council voted on the bill agreement of economic cooperation and technical cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Iraq and the Government of the Republic of China (PRC) and submitted by the committees of economy and investment, external relations and legal for the purpose of further development of the friendly relations with China. "After the Council voted in principle to continue reading the Fifth Amendment to the law of the State Consultative Council  for the year 1979 and submitted by the Legal Committee.
He has also completed the Council vote on the proposed law to prevent coercion Iraqi to change nationality and sponsored by the Legal Committee, which aims to establish the principle of citizenship and equality and the fact that the resolution contradicts the rights and freedoms set forth in the Constitution. On the other hand the Council ended the first reading of a bill the federal budget for fiscal year 2013 .
For his part, President of the Council that "the session next Tuesday will see the second reading of the budget bill that would be subject to debate in two of every week to meet the Council until voting upon noting that committees of the Council, in cooperation with the government will have a say in the budget." In another matter stressed Nujaifi "the importance of providing the final accounts approved by the Council of Ministers with the federal budget," noting that "the House of Representatives called on the government repeatedly submitting each year," calling on the government to "cure the default and the reluctance to not send the final accounts complete and validated." For his part, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs purity of net debt to "respect the right of the House of Representatives constitutional to know the final accounts of the budget within his duties oversight," pointing out that "the Council of Ministers is keen to submit final accounts that are ready despite some inaccurate statements in some particulars being processed technically, "promising that" the final accounts for 2011 ready early this year, and endorsed by the Council of Ministers. "and announced Najafi" determine a special session next week to host the Ministers of Finance, Planning and Chairman of Supreme Audit to discuss delayed final accounts for the balance of the federal financial for the previous years, and knowing the problems encountered in the submission of accounts quickly. "
Kirkuk / NINA / The representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq Martin Kobler has arrived in Kirkuk this morning 13 Nov.
Rakan Saeed al-Jubouri, the deputy governor of Kirkuk told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that Kobler has arrived in Kirkuk on Tuesday morning and will meet with representatives of the components of Kirkuk Arabs, Kurds and Turkmen and Assyrians to discuss the issue of elections in Kirkuk.
The reporter of / NINA / pointed out that Kobler held the first meeting with representatives of the Kurdish group in the provincial council. / End
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