" The Dinar Daily " ................ Wednesday, December 5, 2012.
Nijaifi presents Barzani new proposal over solving current crisis
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 13:49 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) -The Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Osama al-Nijaifi, announced presenting new proposal for the President of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, over running the security file in the disputed areas and solving the current crisis between the Iraqi Central Government and Kurdistan Regional Government.
A statement by Nijaifi's media office cited that "Within his efforts to calm down the tensed situation and alleviate the crisis between the CG and KRG, Nijaifi met on last Tuesday with Barzani in Erbil where they discussed the means of addressing the current crisis and the new proposals in this respect."
"The Speaker presented, during the meeting, a proposal includes withdrawing the army forces and Peshmerga military forces from the disputed areas and replacing them with local police to avoid any military clash between the two military sides," the statement added.
"For his part, Barzani described this proposal as positive but needs to be discussed during the meetings of the technical-military commission that was formed earlier between both of the disputing sides," the statement concluded.
It is expected that Nijaifi will meet with the Premier Nouri al-Maliki after his return from Erbil. /End/
**************** NOW THIS IS VERY INTERESTING I THINK - IT IS ALL POLITICAL DRAMA AND VOTE GETTING ! **************
An independent MP: The escalation between Baghdad and Arbil is just media escalation and will end.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The independent MP, Jawad al-Bazzoni said that the escalation between the Kurdistan region and the central government will not continue, describing the last crisis as a plan played by both parties to win votes in the next election.
He said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that, "The military and political escalation between the province and the center is just a media escalation and will not be achieved on the ground, because the election is coming."
He added, "There are failed issues of providing services and suspicious of corruption by the government, so the Kurds go in this direction of escalation in order to change the point of view toward the government and control the disputed areas," expected that "the crisis will end because the parties are not willing to provide victims for their political differences. "
The House Speaker Osama Nujaifi called, in a press conference, for media calm between the central government and the Kurdistan region, because of the seriousness of the current situation which could be up to the extent of a military confrontation between the two sides."
Nujaifi announces the agreement of the center and the province to withdraw troops from disputed areas.
BAGHDAD / NINA / Speaker Osama Nujaifi announced an agreement between the Centre and the Kurdistan region for the withdrawal of federal troops and Peshmerga from the disputed areas.
He said, during his meeting with the Kuwaiti media delegation, today 5, Dec that "The agreement includes the formation of a force of the sons of the disputed areas to protect them linked to the governors."
Nujaifi added "he would discuss the agreement during the meeting with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki later today."/
Al-Dabbagh arrives to the Parliament to be hosted about Russian arms deal.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The former Iraqi government spokesman, Ali al-Dabbagh has arrived to the House of Representatives to be hosted by the common Parliamentary Committee from Integrity and the security and defense committees, on the issue of Russian arms deal.
The name of al-Dabbagh had been stated within the names of the characters that have had a role in the Russian arms deal, which resulted in the termination of his contract as the official spokesman of the government at 29, Nov.
Kurdistan spokesman rules out conflict between Peshmerga forces and Federal Army.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The Kurdistan Alliance spokesperson, Moa'id al-Tayyib ruled out any military confrontation between the Peshmerga forces and the federal army.
He said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / today 5, Dec that the province does not want to conflict with the central forces, and is depicted by others about the possibility of the outbreak of the clash between the Peshmerga forces and the federal army is untrue.
He explained: "Settling the current problem lies with the 2009 agreement, signed between the governments of the center and the region to maintain security in these areas."
Tayyib added: "The strategic alliance between the Arabs and the Kurds cannot be ended and it will continue and the Kurds, in all countries, feel strongly link with the Arab nation and not only with Iraq's Arabs."
MP : Federal Court pass Maliki's appeal to annul parliamentary decision to allocate a proportion of Oil incomes to the people.
Baghdad / NINA /-- MP, Mohammad Reza Khafaji accused for Ahrar parliamentary bloc within the Sadrist trend accused , Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to declare war against the people when he demanded to rule out the parliament's decision to distribute a portion of Oil revenues to the people.
He said in a statement today: " Maliki made an appeal to the Federal Court to cancel this decision and that the Federal Court ratified the appeal.
He added: "Maliki wanted to challenge the Sadrist trend by this appeal, as Sadrists are the adopter of this decision which approved in the parliament.
The House of Representatives approved last February the state budget including the allocation of 25% of the surplus of Oil revenues to be distributed to the people.
***************************COMPLIMENTS TO TOBY ************************Urgent .. Urgent .. Allawi agreed with Muqtada al-Sadr and Massoud Barzani to manage Iraq's interim government for two years
On: Tuesday 12/04/2012
Kurdistan - Azad Mustafa
Said the existing Iraqi President Iyad Allawi said what Maliki is doing is an attack on the Kurdistan region, and Hawlati newspaper quoted Allawi as saying he would visit Arbil next Wednesday to discuss the situation in Iraq.
Allawi said he had spoken by telephone with the President of the Republic and the region's president and the leader of the Sadrist movement and informed them that he is against the re-militarization system to Iraq, and that what is happening is an attack on the Kurdistan region.
The newspaper quoted a source close to Allawi that the latter will discuss with the Kurdish leaders a number of solutions, the dissolution of the three presidencies and the formation of a new presidency, or the formation of an interim government independent run Iraq for two years Mqubltin.
The newspaper pointed out that Allawi agreed with Muqtada al-Sadr and Massoud Barzani on the joint administration of the country's interim government for two years until the parliamentary elections.
The country has seen an escalation on the ground between the governments in Baghdad and the Kurdistan region, supported by media statements convulsive and bickering, which to the extent of the threat of arms to resolve the standoff between the two parties, which was intensified in recent military confrontation between the federal army and the Peshmerga in the district of Tuz Khurmatu and killed Iraqi innocents between dead and wounded .
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said in a press conference held last Saturday in the Prime Ministry building in Baghdad that "there is no longer such thing as a constitution works in Kurdistan after that we saw and felt from the provincial government current situation Btazim with the center."
And the continuing tension between the governments in Baghdad and the Kurdistan region, al-Maliki said that "the request to keep the region five brigades of the Peshmerga in those areas and the withdrawal of the federal army," warning of the Kurds of "stirring the conflict and continue issuing fiery statements."
He also expressed his refusal to own province heavy weapons seized from the former army.
He revealed submitted a proposal to the Kurdistan security forces on the formation of the people of the disputed areas on the sovereignty between Baghdad and Kurdistan, and keep the joint checkpoints between government troops and Peshmerga according to an agreement reached between the two parties formerly sponsored by the U.S..
And Kurdish objections to the formation of Military Operations Command Tigris, he replied that "the composition does not need a constitution because it angel regulatory temporary and will disappear after the stabilization of the situation in conflict areas, it is also the right of the central government forces to move in any region of the country."
Oil groups receive payments of $160 million from Iraqi Kurdistan 4.12.2012
Workers adjust a valve of an oil pipe in the Kurdistan Tawke oil field near Duhok, Kurdistan region of Iraq. Photo: Reuters
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OSLO,— DNO International ASA ("DNO International"), the Norwegian oil and gas company, was advised by the Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government that a payment of USD 160 million was transferred last night for distribution to the foreign members of the Tawke joint venture in partial payment for past oil exports of oil from the Tawke field in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. DNO International's share of the payment is USD 116 million with the balance to be transferred to partner Genel Energy plc.
DNO International will record its share of the payment in the fourth quarter of 2012. This is the third payment received by DNO International for oil exported from the Tawke field during 2009, 2011 and 2012. Previous payments were received in September 2011 for USD 60 million and in June 2011 for USD 104 million, bringing the total received from Baghdad for exports to USD 280 million.
"We are pleased to receive this latest payment as we continue to increase production capacity at Tawke and develop our other Kurdistan discoveries," said Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani,www.ekurd.net DNO International's Executive Chairman.
DNO International is the operator and holds 55 percent interest of the Tawke license.
DNO International ASA is an Oslo-listed, Middle East and North Africa focused, oil and gas company holding stakes in 17 licenses in various stages of exploration, development and production both onshore and offshore in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, the Republic of Yemen, the Sultanate of Oman, the United Arab Emirates and the Tunisian Republic---
*********** SEVERAL NEWS ARTICLES SPEAK AS THOUGH ALL TALABANI NEEDS TO DO IN RESOLVING THE DISPUTED AREA CRISIS IS SHOW UP AND DECLARE HIS MANIFESTLY IMPARTIAL DECISION - VERY STRANGE I THINK ***************
Turfi confirms Citizen Bloc's support for any step helps settle crisis between Baghdad, Erbil
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 14:50 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) -MP Habib al-Turfi of the Citizen Bloc stressed his bloc's support for any step on way of settling the crisis between Erbil and Baghdad within the framework of the Iraqi Constitution.
Turfi stated to All Iraq News Agency "We hope that the return of the President, Jalal Talabani, to Baghdad would be good omen for addressing the crisis as he is the figure who is responsible for maintaining the national unity and applying the Constitution's provision."
"The concessions among the political sides are good steps that serve the supreme national interest of the country," he added.