Talabani beyond the danger stage
Announced the medical team technical designate follow the health status of the President and an improvement in the health of President Jalal Talabani. However continue visits of officials and political figures to City Hospital Medicine, where lying president, expressed the heads and leaders of countries ready their countries to provide medical assistance. Was held Wednesday morning news conference by the Ministry of Health and the medical team specialized processing president. quoted a presidential statement on senior agent of the Ministry of Health Essam Namiq saying: "The medical team in charge of following up the health status of the president continues to pursue medical condition, health and supervision flour and also continuously the same method of treatment (ie, treatment protocol) , which was developed by two days since being admitted to the hospital and so far has been seeking the opinion of some medical teams from outside Iraq from developed countries and the views of the difference completely identical with the way treatment protocol Version of the medical team of Iraq, and there is an improvement in his health. "In turn, the director Medical City, Dr. Hani Moussa Badr "The medical team Iraqi has conducted laboratory tests multiple and repeated as well as examinations radial proven stability state of health of President and improve," adding that "some medical teams global foreign visited the President, and she discussed details of treatment with the medical team formed in Circuit City Medicine .. These teams all had their views are identical with the vision of the Iraqi problem and opinion is to continue the same formula therapeutic and the same protocol regimen led to improved stability in the vital functions of the president. "Also announced senior agent of the Ministry of Health said that" the health situation is very stable and stressed that there is an improvement in health status President of the Republic .. So far, the medical team Iraqi continuous same protocol therapeutic and will think later if you will be taken out of Iraq or not, but the method of treatment will be the same whether in Iraq or abroad. "But Director of Information Office of the President confirmed that Talabani will be transferred to Germany for treatment "accurate and deeper" after it emerged that his health "are going for the better." said Barzan Sheikh Othman told AFP on Wednesday: "It after it emerged that the health of the president is moving towards better and all members in the case of vital excellent, decided medical teams, moved to Germany to receive treatment more accurate and deeper. "
Kurdish Leaders Warn Baghdad Against Use of Surveillance Aircraft
Yawar maintained that his ministry has asked the Iraqi government that such incidents shouldn’t occur again.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—Kurdish and Iraqi troops came close to confrontation south of Kirkuk on Tuesday when Peshmerga forces fired at two unmanned Iraqi aircrafts.
A Peshmerga commander who wished to remain anonymous told Rudaw “Our Peshmerga forces shot down an manned Iraqi surveillance aircraft,”
The commander said that the aircraft had been sent by the Iraqi army to collect information on Peshmerga troops deployed in the disputed territories.
Deputy Minister of Peshmerga Anwar Haji Osman said that Kurdish anti-aircraft guns fired at the plane but that they weren’t “sure if the plane was down.”
“However, information we have gained from the Iraqi army confirms that the plane had been shot down,” Osman added.
Erbil and Baghdad have been locked in a serious dispute for weeks, since Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki dispatched his newly-formed and controversial Dijla forces to take over security in disputed northern territories which are also claimed by the Kurds, who sent in thousands of their own Peshmarga troops.
On Wednesday, the chief of staff of the ministry of Peshmerga Jabar Yawar released a statement, saying, “The Kurdish forces only fired warning shots at two Iraqi aircrafts to make them leave the Peshmerga units.”
Yawar maintained that his ministry has warned the Iraqi government that such incidents shouldn’t occur again.
“Tuesday’s incident was not premeditated and it wasn’t conducted upon orders of the Kurdistan leadership,” Yawar said. “What triggered it was the aircrafts that came too close to the Peshmerga units.”
According to Yawar, a high level team from the Peshmerga Ministry visited the area on Wednesday and advised the Kurdish units against repeating such acts in the future.
The president of the autonomous Kurdistan Region Massoud Barzani told Kurdish troops on the frontlines of a standoff with Iraqi forces last week that he hoped for a peaceful resolution of a row with Baghdad over disputed territories, but that if there was war the Kurdish cause was just.
“War is not a nice thing. Throughout history the Kurdish nation has never liked war, but they were always ready to protect their land and dignity. They would rather die than live under oppression,” Barzani said, accompanied by the Peshmarga minister.
Iraqi President's Condition "Stable and Improving"
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki seen with PUK deputy secretary general Barham Salih visiting President Talabani in hospital. Photo: pmo.iq
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—Official sources from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) said on Wednesday that Iraqi President Jalal Talabani will be flown to Germany for further treatment.
Dr. Najmaldin Karim, a member of Talabani’s medical team and a senior PUK official said, “If it is necessary the president will be flown abroad for treatment,”
Meanwhile, Dr. Karim added, “The president’s condition is stable and improving,”
Dr. Karim confirmed that a medical team from Germany has arrived in Baghdad to treat the Iraqi president.
Talabani, 79, has struggled with his health in recent years and he underwent knee surgery in Germany last summer.
Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani wrote on his Facebook page on Wednesday, “I am saddened by my dear brother and president Talabani’s ill health and I wish him a speedy recovery.”
“In following President Talabani’s condition I am in touch with the doctors in Baghdad,” Barzani wrote.
The US Embassy in Baghdad also released a statement wishing a speedy recovery for Talabani.
“The Embassy of the United States of America expresses its best wishes for the speedy recovery of the President of Iraq, Jalal Talabani. Our thoughts are with the President, his family, and the people of Iraq,” read the statement.
Breaking News---- Talabani transferred to Germany.
BAGHDAD / NINA / President Jalal Talabani has transferred, at dawn today 20, Dec to Germany for medical treatment.
The semi-official Al-Iraqiya TV channel said :"the president was taken to Germany, accompanied by the German medical team, who arrived yesterday morning, to be hospitalized in a private hospital after suffering a stroke."
The professor in neurological surgery, Dr. Najimalddin Karim said yesterday "After we reassured on the health of President Jalal Talabani, he is scheduled to be moved on Thursday to Germany."
A statement of the PUK had quoted Dr. Karim yesterday as saying "after the German medical team has arrived and conducted the necessary tests to President Talabani, and after checking that the president's health is stable, the German team decided, in coordination with the Iraqi medical team to transfer the President Talabani to a private hospital in Germany."
He stressed that "the German medical team has confirmed that Talabani's health is now stable and he can travel out of the country."
President Jalal Talabani suffered a stroke and was taken to the hospital./
Breaking News-----Talabani arrives to Germany.
BAGHDAD / NINA / President Jalal Talabani arrived before noon today 20, Dec to Germany for medical treatment.
The Office of the President has issued a statement this morning, announcing the departure of President Talabani from the City of Medical in Baghdad on his way to Federal Republic of Germany for further medical treatment, after the Iraqi medical team confirmed that his health has improved due to the great efforts made by them.
Six political parties join one slate to participate in next PCs elections in Nineveh
Thursday, 20 December 2012 08:49 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –Six political parties will join one slate to participate in the next elections for the provincial councils that will be held in the 20th of April 2013.
A source within Talafar district of Nineveh province stated to All Iraq News Agency (AIN) "The Dawa Islamic Party, The Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council, al-Ahrar bloc, Bader Organization, Shaabani Revolution Movement and the Turkmen Accord Movemnet will join one slate to participate in the next PCs elections."
A source within the Independent High Electoral Commission stated to AIN "These alliances in Nineveh are not registered yet and the deadline for registration will Thursday."
Iraqi Integrity Commission, US Deputy Ambassador discuss bilateral relations
Thursday, 20 December 2012 15:50 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) -The head of the Iraqi Integrity Commission, Alaa al-Saadi, discussed with the US Deputy Ambassador to Iraq, Games Night the bilateral cooperation between both countries in fighting corruption.
A statement by the Commission cited "Saadi met with Night at the Iraqi Academy for Combating Corruption in Baghdad, where they reviewed the prospects of mutual cooperation between both countries within the framework of the UN Agreement for combating corruption that was approved by Iraq after being ratified by UN in 2003."
"During his tour within the Iraqi Academy's departments, the US Deputy Ambassador expressed admiration to the administrative management and the training methods adopted to promote culture of good conduct and constructive ideas as opposed to the phenomena of corruption," the statement concluded.