" The Dinar Daily " ........................... 14 November 2012
Maliki's opponents are trying to prevent him from running for a third term 2012-11-14 01:05:32
BAGHDAD (Iba) ... started a number of political blocs campaign to determine the mandate of Prime Minister to two constituencies in an attempt to prevent Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to run for a third term in 2014.
And referred a number of political blocs law of the House of Representatives to determine the mandate of the Prime Minister to two terms only, in defiance of the leader knew his skill at maneuvering in the light of changing alliances in Iraq, as described by the Reuters news agency ..
A member of the legal committee in the parliament, deputy Prince Kanani, from the Sadrist bloc, that the draft law was submitted to Parliament in this matter is supported by more than 130 members, he said.
Opponents of al-Maliki needs a simple majority in the House of Representatives consisting of 325 members to approve the law, but gain this support represents a formidable challenge in a country not known stable political allegiances and suffers from divisions within the parties according to Reuters.
Indeed Vakj political blocs began maneuvering to gain centers before local elections next April Adarka that achieving strong performance in those elections would improve its position in elections Albramanah in 2014.
Maliki's allies say that this would allow for the negotiation space and exploit the differences between the various factions when discussing identify periods of the state within the parliament.
For his part, MP Abbas al-Bayati, a coalition of state law, led by al-Maliki, said that the coalition would defy the bill the mandate of the Prime Minister, and will resort to court if passed.
He survived Maliki Fbl months of one of the most battles fiercer since the formation of his government before 23 months after the failure of his opponents to rally enough support to withdraw confidence from the government, failed Kurdish parties and mass-backed Iraqi Sunnis, and even some opponents Maliki within his Shi'ite Alliance, in a ballot to withdraw trust him
Since the departure of the last American soldier Iraq nearly a year ago, behaved deadlock efforts of the political blocs to share power, and the inability of Parliament for issuing oil and legal investment.
Member of the state law: failure to resolve the disputes will fall a lot of leaders in the upcoming elections Date: 11/14/2012 05:51:21 Wednesday
Baghdad (news) .. Student member of a coalition of state law, MP / National Alliance / Sadiq gum, President and Chairman of the National Alliance and the head of the Supreme Council to intensify efforts in order to bring the views to resolve differences, he said, adding that mass can not resolve differences without the agreement of the other blocs.
Laban said in a statement (of the Agency news): The solution to the outstanding problems not in the hands of a coalition of state law, adding that his bloc is counting on the national meeting to resolve differences.
He added: the political blocs failed to resolve differences, we are heading towards Tndij the idea of forming a majority government because it would be the best solution for the success of the political process.
The MP for the coalition in Iraq: that the serious political blocs to hold national meeting for the success of the political process, but the loss of trust among them led to a slowdown in resolving differences.
He called frankincense: President Jalal Talabani and Prime National Alliance Ibrahim al-Jaafari and President of the Supreme Council Ammar al-Hakim and the leaders of the major blocs to intensify efforts to find a solution to the problems and only the political blocs fail to manage the crisis and this failure is reflected on the political leaders who will fall in the next election because they create obstacles to the success of the process political.
And still the political scene electrified and threatens to dissolve radical crisis protracted unresolved only optimistic statements from time to time, there are heads lane in both parties often accused of being the cause of the crisis is who owns the keys resolved, which reached the threshold of the door and paper political reforms which are still at a standstill amid mutual accusations between the political parties desire to continue the case for what it is.
Ahmed al-Alwani: the tendency to control the state law disrupt the national meeting of lying and procrastination Date: 11/14/2012 05:55:23 Wednesday
Baghdad (news) .. Accused MP / coalition in Iraq / Ahmed al-Alwani, a coalition of state law to disrupt the national meeting of that he wants to control the government and cancel others, pointing out that Iraq is open to the masses in order to resolve differences, but what is wrong with the partners who do not understand the meaning of partnership.
Alwani said in a statement (of the Agency news): There is no sign of the national meeting of the lack of respect for some of the blocks of the initiatives and agreements previously concluded between them.
He added: We do not need to meetings and initiatives but need sincere intentions and courage in making decisions as well as the openness and frankness, the existence of errors in the political process that must be addressed, but the political blocs had no real intention to hold national meeting, but only stalling and wasting of time.
The MP for the coalition in Iraq to: that the political blocs deport crisis so complicated things, and that the outstanding problems is not insurmountable and easily resolved in the meeting simple, but the tendency to control the government and the abolition of others apply to some of the blocks that claim with reform and with the national project, but not true, but only to lie and procrastination.
Stated: that a coalition of state law is the cause of current problems and delay the convening of the national meeting on despite the existence of initiatives of the National Alliance for the convergence of views but state law an obstacle to these initiatives.
And still the political scene electrified and threatens to dissolve radical crisis protracted unresolved only optimistic statements from time to time, there are heads lane in both parties often accused of being the cause of the crisis is who owns the keys resolved, which reached the threshold of the door and paper political reforms which are still ranged place amid mutual accusations between the political parties desire to continue the case for what it is.
Hamid Buffy: There is an urgent need to reduce religious holidays or national Date: 11/14/2012 06:52:29 Wednesday
Baghdad (news) .. saw a member of the Committee of Awqaf and Religious Affairs MP / coalition of Kurdish blocs / Hamid Buffy, the need to reduce public holidays, religious and national. Buffy said in a statement to the Agency (news): that the law of public holidays has been submitted by the committees of Endowments and Religious Affairs, Culture and their being Mokhtstan media in this regard.
He added: You must reduce public holidays national or religious, suggesting in the case of holiday religious Islamic When agrees Diwani Aloagafin Sunni and Shiite day be a public holiday as is the case in the beginning of the year Hijri, either if they disagree can not be announcing a holiday, but the one Aldioanin announcement this occasion only in a particular region or province, and this is reduced holidays that the country needs to work more than holidays.
And was a member of the Committee on the economy and investment MP / coalition in Iraq / Nora Salem البجاري, has called for the need to amend the law holidays in the House of Representatives to determine the hours of work in government departments and reducing some public holidays because they incurred the country huge losses, noting that the holiday of Eid al-Fitr last where the state has incurred losses of up to more than (80) billion dinars.
in previous statements for (news) The Ministry of Planning and placed the study, the number of staff in Iraq (4) million employees, including (2) million and (200) civil servants and the rest within the security services, indicating that the per capita income of Iraq per hour limits (3798) dinars any limits (3) U.S. dollars and the average monthly income of the employee (500) thousand dinars (22) working days up (6) actual working hours.
She if count the number of holidays divided at the level of per capita income in today will be seen that Iraq suffered heavy losses in the holidays by (8 - 10) billion dinars a day, noting that the Eid holiday's $ (10) days lost country borders more than (80) billion dinars through litigation employee salaries without the presence of actual work.
President Talabani calls for journalists to show wisdom in the management of their duties in this sensitive stage Date: 13/11/2012 20:19:42 Tuesday
Sulaymaniyah (news) .. called President Jalal Talabani Secretary General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, during his meeting on Tuesday, city of Sulaimaniya, officials media organizations, journalists and Aalamiy channels Information Office of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, called journalists to show wisdom in the management of their duties in this sensitive stage.
A statement from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan received Agency (news) on Tuesday: that at the outset of the meeting highlighted President Talabani light on the situation of Kurdistan and Iraq and developments in the region, and provided some guidance and recommendations for Aalamiy Patriotic Union of Kurdistan to be aware in the management of tasks media entrusted to them through this sensitive stage.
The statement added: President Talabani spoke of paramount importance on the critical situation in Iraq, adding that Iraq is developing sensitive and should be on all parties follow constructive and frank dialogue and fraternal cooperation in the bud differences, in order to reach consensus and to work for the conservation gains and development.
In this context, President pointed out: that raising the issue of the Tigris at this time does not serve security and stability in the disputed areas, but to the contrary would be a reason to stir up unrest and will have very serious repercussions.
And on the status of Kurdistan and the struggle of the Kurds in general, President Talabani explained: that the attitude and vision of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and since the first statement of its founding, called for action to install the common struggle with the progressive forces and Iraqi Kurdistan.
The President emphasized: the need to strengthen the common struggle and coordination between the Kurdish parties, considering that the strategic alliance between the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Democratic Party cornerstone of the struggle, the fact that alliance and development is very important to maintain the gains of our people and their development.
In conclusion President Talabani number of recommendations and guidelines that are in development work the media and the press, calling journalists and media to wisdom in the management of tasks journalist entrusted to them at this sensitive stage, and the delivery of media discourse of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan professionally.
Salem Daly: superficial current political meetings do not address the real problems of the absence of the national spirit and intentions net Date: 11/14/2012 05:49:20 Wednesday
Ask MP / coalition in Iraq / Salem deli options for resolving the current crisis plaguing the country through the development of solution items in front of the leaders of the blocks and set a date for its implementation or change the political map of the next election with activating the work of the House of Representatives.
Daly said (of the Agency news): Most of the meetings and dialogues that are being superficial, and do not address the real problems plaguing the country, because to go into the "wide crisis in the absence of national spirit and intentions net."
He added: that each block plans for their own benefit, while speaking at meetings for convergence and solution, noting that there were two options for resolving things, either sitting briefly blocs leaders face to face and agree to the terms of the solution and implementation within a specified time, or wait for the elections to change the political landscape as a whole, with the activation of the work of Parliament to be the level required to tighten controls and speed legislation laws.
Exxon’s Move Out of Iraq Is Puzzling Company's production is falling and Iraq has huge potential
By Aaron Levitt, InvestorPlace Contributor | Nov 12, 2012, 6:30 am EST
Exxon Mobile (NYSE:XOM) — like many of its major sisters — has been trying to turn the tide of general declining production.
How? Well, by unveiling a super-sized capital expenditure budget and undertaking a healthy dose of M&A, of course. Most recently, the company made a $2 billion drilling rights purchase from Denbury Resources (NYSENR) and a $2.91 billion bid for Canada’s Celtic Exploration.
While Exxon’s general focus has been on acquiring companies with vast tracts of unexplored acreage, rivals like Russian giant Rosneft (PINK:RNFTF) have been quickly adding proven reserves and fields that pump out big amounts of hydrocarbons.
In the long run, Exxon’s forward-thinking purchases and acreage will bear fruit. But in the short term, it still needs to fix the current problem of falling production — an issue it’s had for the five straight quarters.
Which is why the company’s latest move is a bit puzzling. Exxon has decided to leave one of the biggest proven fields in Iraq — just when the nation is poised to become a huge exporter of energy.
After winning the drilling concession in 2009, Exxon Mobil now decided that it no longer has an interest in drilling in Iraq’s West Qurna-1 oilfield. This past Wednesday, senior oil ministry officials in Iraq received a letter announcing Exxon’s plan to start discussions with some international oil companies — including BP (NYSE:BP), ENI (NYSE:E) and Russia’s Lukoil (PINK:LUKOY) — to sell its stake in the massive field.
Exxon was the main developer of the $50 billion project in southern Iraq, owning 60% of the field. Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A, RDS.B) and the Iraqi government own 15% and 25%, respectively.
Under the terms of the operating deal, the Iraqi government pays Exxon Mobil and its partners $1.90 for each additional barrel of oil they pumped after refurbishing the already producing field. Other deals in southern Iraq between Baghdad and foreign oil companies had similar terms.
Meanwhile, Exxon is planning to start exploratory drilling in Kurdistan as soon as early 2013. This fact has irked Iraq’s central government. The Kurdish region (KRG) is self-ruled and has been locked in a feud with the Arab-dominated central government over land and oil rights.
In November of 2011, Exxon Mobil provoked protest from Baghdad when it became the first major international oil company to sign petroleum contracts with the KRG. Out of the six blocks Exxon signed to develop with the KRG, three are in dispute between the KRG and Baghdad.
The fact that Exxon is willing to risk an international incident just makes the move even more surprising — especially since Iraq’s oil potential is just getting started.
The Lost Potential
First, West Qurna-1 is a steadily producing field. Under Exxon’s watch and by using the latest hydraulic fracking and enhanced oil recovery techniques, the field has a daily output to nearly 400,000 barrels a day. The contract targets eventual output of 2.825 million barrels a day and analysts agree it should reach that amount. With oil continuing to rise, the field is still a big money maker for Exxon, Shell and the Iraqi government.
Secondly, Iraq is on the verge of becoming one of the world’s biggest exporters of energy resources. Since the end of the Gulf War, Iraq has gone through an energy renaissance and continued to build out production capacity.
In its new “Iraq Energy Outlook” report, the International Energy Agency estimates that Iraq’s contribution to the world’s oil supply will significantly increase to more than 8 million barrels a day by 2035, far outstripping its current output. The IEA expects that Iraq will dominate oil supply over the coming decades and will become the world’s largest oil exporter after Russia by the 2030s.
While getting there will be expensive — an estimated $530 billion in costs over the next twenty years — the pay-off will be greater. Iraq and the firms developing its fields stand to gain roughly $5 trillion in revenues from oil export in the same period — an average of $200 billion a year. Those are certainly some game changing revenues — the kind that can transform a nation’s future prospects.
A Pile of Problems
Given Iraq’s potential, Exxon’s move to abandon the field warrants some head-scratching. Qurna-1 is steadily pumping and adds directly to its production numbers — something the company desperately needs, as we said earlier.
Additionally, the long term outlook for Iraq as an exporter is quite rosy (although there will be some challenges and bumps ahead). In the end, $5 trillion in revenues is nothing to sneeze at. Plus, demand from Asia and prices will continue to rise, so that $5 trillion could be worth a lot more in the long run.
Finally, there’s the other side of the coin: Leaving Iraq-proper and drilling in Kurdistan could potentially spark an international incident and get Exxon banned from the nation altogether. That’s a pretty big risk.
Baghdad has already expressed its concerns with the Obama administration. And at the same time Exxon announced it was selling its stake, Baghdad decided to exclude Turkish company TPAO from a consortium to hunt for oil in Iraq’s south after TPAO had won a contract to drill with the KRG.
That’s not to say Exxon and CEO Rex Tillerson don’t have something up their sleeves; the company is too good not too.
But for those investors who still believe in Iraq’s prospects, Shell makes a strong portfolio candidate. It has partnered with Iraqi government on several other fields besides Qurna-1 and analysts expect it to be the number one bidder for Exxon’s stake in the field should it come up for sale.
Kazem Sayadi: a political deal behind hide the names of those involved the issue of central bank 2012-11-13 11:17:24
BAGHDAD (Iba) .. Denied MP for the Iraqi National Alliance that may be within a margin Monday issued a statement any names, stressing that the authorities did not cooperate in the investigative side to clarify the names involved in the case of the central bank, and likely a political deal behind it.
Said Sayadi told the independent press (Iba) authorities investigative did not cooperate with us with respect to give us names and I think that in itself a betrayal of the Iraqi people, where we find in all countries of the world when it formed bodies investigative and oversight they're advertising for corrupted files and detection of those involved.
He declined to be this other file names added to the files of corruption because it makes them vulnerable to blackmail, adding that the coming period will witness pressure on the blocks to which he belongs involved in order to vote on some of the laws.
He noted that the Presidency's decision to form a new committee to investigate is itself collusion with corrupt files and start to cover up the names in the executive and legislative branches, and expressed his belief that there is a very big political deal and damaged public money and the Iraqi people.
He stressed that the names mentioned in the investigation will be covered up and not disclosed, and falling blame on simple people are implementing a large capital and big mafias corruption in Iraq.
And called on the Presidency to the first adoption of the Committee's procedures and claim to disclose the names that reached in order to make way for them to defend themselves, but must go immediately to the judiciary to take its course.
Sayadi renewed its demand to disclose the names of those involved and raise their immunity that they were in the House of Representatives or to terminate their services if they are in the government, to be sent back to their positions that proved their innocence.
He stressed that he did not ensure his state names, considering what was published leaked and exploitation of these things, explaining that he had asked the Integrity Commission and the supervisors of the investigation can examine Representatives on the names, but it seems unfortunately that the file was closed also closed files previous political deal between the large blocs.
The some of the media have deliberated on Monday issued a statement attributed to the office of Sayadi which he referred to the involvement of a number of names task in the House the issue of corruption in the Central Bank, including (Talal Zobaie and Bahaa al-Araji and Maha league and Jawad Alshahyla and Uday Awad). (End)
Vice Kordstaa: an agreement between the Ministry of Peshmerga and the Tigris Operations Command to manage the situation in the disputed areas Date: 11/14/2012 05:53:39 Wednesday
Erbil (news) .. MP for / coalition of Kurdish blocs / Hussein Hassan Nrmo, that the Ministry of Peshmerga in Kurdistan Region decided coordination between the Peshmerga and leadership practically Tigris in the disputed areas, noting that the visit of President of the region to Iran will help resolve disputes between Erbil and Baghdad.
Said Nrmo in a statement (of the Agency news): The Ministry of Peshmerga in the provincial government decided to coordinate with the leadership of the Tigris to manage the situation in the disputed areas, adding that the country needs to calm down the situation not to be there armed confrontations or otherwise.
He added: the government and party delegations who visited Baghdad an agreement to continue the dialogues to Halhh outstanding problems between the territorial government and the central government.
The MP said the coalition of Kurdish blocs: the visit of the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government Nechirvan Barzani recent to Iran in order to filter the air between Baghdad and Erbil and this visit will help solve resolve differences between the two governments but needs to be coordination between them directly.
The MP / Kurdistan Alliance / Ashwaq dry, considered forming Operations Command Tigris encroachment on the authority of the governor and the circle of security in the province of Kirkuk, while described the formation of this leadership as a breach of a legal, constitutional and all agreements, pointing out that the law and the Constitution gave the governor of Kirkuk powers develop restructuring of the security services .
Newspapers today: Hamrin parallel processes Tigris operations .. An exchange of punches between Baghdad and Erbil Date: 11/14/2012 08:40:22 Wednesday
Baghdad (news) .. It appears that political crises became her spring inexhaustible, and now efforts solved useless against torrent roaring them, what cease to cool one even erupt again, to keep the country going in a downward spiral of problems is endless, there came Multi news shaping operations "Hamrin" to counter operations "Tigris" to expand the crisis is already hapten between Baghdad and Erbil, which Tlagafth major newspapers this morning.
Al Bayan, which is close to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, reported a story criticizing the remarks the President of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, and wrote the following comment: Deputy for Law critical of Barzani's remarks against Tigris operations.
Criticized Deputy for a coalition of state law statements of the President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani about the formation of the Tigris Operations Command, as "targeting the Kurds."
The MP Moussawi: "The formation of the leadership of the Tigris is a constitutional right of the Federal Government, and that deems Barzani as targeting Kurdish grave mistake, and is surprised and can not accept it, and to say the least that speech and speech is building completely."
She added: for as long as we see Kurdistan critical of the government in Baghdad for failing to protect the borders of the province and the security and lives of Kurdish citizens in the border regions of the province, but at the same time we see impede and trying to cripple the federal government in every step taken towards strengthening the armed forces of the Federal.
Asked Musawi about how the presence of Peshmerga forces outside the borders of the region, and at the same time refuse to Kurdistan that is the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces troops or Operations Command as driving the Tigris in the areas that need to maintain security, and in the provinces that are outside the boundaries of the Kurdistan region, these paradoxes wonderful and strange and a healthy mind wonders of this proposal.
While Independent newspaper wrote the world, says: the rule of law was considered established violation of the constitution and warned of a military confrontation «ominous» .. Kurdistan denies forming 'Hamrin operations' and accuses the government promoted to legitimize 'Tigris'.
Denied parliamentarian from the Kurdistan Alliance, to be "territory" has formed the leadership of "Hamrin operations", and described the news as "heresy."
While confirming that the formation of any command Kurdish military, are not taken only by Barzani as "Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces" in Kurdistan, or provincial government spokesman, hinted that he may understand from an interview earlier to Barzani about the lack Scott Kurds to form a "operations Tigris "Kirkuk.
He accused Kurdish MP, the federal government in promoting such news, in an attempt to legitimize the Tigris Operations Command "unconstitutional."
For his part, criticized the deputy for the coalition of state law, the formation of a Kurdish military command as "Hamrin operations".
In what was seen and its presence in the disputed areas is dangerous, may lead to the creation of a conflict could develop into "a military confrontation ominous", said it was not right Kurdistan formation of military operations outside its borders.
And called "the world" at the Ministry of Peshmerga in Kurdistan, but they did not respond to their contacts, also held "the world," contact the Office of the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces and the result was the same.
Said Messenger, MP for the Kurdistan Alliance, said in an interview with the "world", "The news of the formation Operations Command Hamrin, what only a fad, where we did not hear formed, not from newspapers or notify politician or official," adding, "If true this news, it may be in response to the command of the Tigris, as among the region's president, Massoud Barzani, saying that we will not stand idly by and must respond to the leadership of the Tigris. "
Journal Constitution, in turn, shed light on the subject, and reported the following comment: Barzani and Talabani establish operations Hamrin repel the Tigris - the arrest of the brave representatives of the owners in Erbil spark a new crisis.
The Kurdish newspaper Hawlati: representative of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in the Jalawla area was arrested in a hotel in Erbil by the brave forces without knowing the reasons, it was considered a member of a coalition of state law MP Sadiq gum arrest representative of the Prime Minister in Erbil by the brave forces a kind of political escalation which to ايصب in the interests of the Kurds.
The frankincense: that the arrest representative of Maliki area Jalawla by Asayish after coming in a hotel Erbil is a sort of targeting the political will escalate the situation and spark crises between Baghdad and Erbil, ايصب in the interest of the Iraqi people nor its components Arabic and Kurdish alike.
He added: If the arrest of Maliki's representative in Erbil due to legal reasons, the Iraqi judiciary is the first to investigate these issues and will take its course toward it.
The Independent newspaper term, they confirmed exiled leadership of the Kurdistan Region led the formation of what is known of the "Hamrin," she wrote: Peshmerga denies up to face the forces (of the Tigris).
While official confirmed partisan Kurdish information on the composition of troops from the Peshmerga to respond to military movements carried out by the central government in the disputed areas in Nineveh, Kirkuk and Diyala since the crisis erupted between Erbil and Baghdad in March, official denied the Peshmerga be between these forces "operations Hamrin" that these forces had been formed to meet the "Tigris operations".
The leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in Kirkuk military Ahmed said in an interview to the (long-Presse) The formation of Hamrin Operations Command stems from the importance of Kirkuk being an intermediate city of the Kurdistan region and is covered by article (140).
He explained: there is an absolute majority of the population rejects the formation of the Tigris and made it more than once while Baghdad maintains its position on these operations is constitutional.
In another matter about the position of Iraq from the Syrian crisis inflamed, morning newspaper reported the official news key in the front page, expressed: Zebari: We are not against the aspirations of the Syrian people .. Iraq rejects military intervention and reservations on certain paragraphs of the Arab League's decision.
Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari to keep Iraq on what was in some parts of the eighth paragraph of the resolution the Arab League Council at the ministerial level, which was issued at the conclusion of the meeting of Arab foreign ministers does not mean as some imagine we stand against the aspirations and ambitions of the opposition and the Syrian people brother.
Zebari said: "Iraq supports democratic change and peaceful in Syria as well as the efforts of UN envoy joint Arab Lakhdar Brahimi and support a peaceful solution and the political and honor our commitments, which we have stated from the beginning towards Syrian especially with Brahimi At the same time we ask other solutions."
Zebari said: We had interventions many regarding Syrian affairs We Edna efforts unite the opposition and have a vision and Edna efforts Lakhdar Brahimi and not to be any conflict positions as recognition coalition which formed a few days ago in Doha by the Arab League as the legitimate representative of the Syrian opposition is precedent New terms that the Arab League represents Arab states and not the opposition and the second point is that the statement contradicts the initiative Brahimi, who is looking for a political and peaceful solution.