" The Dinar Daily " ...... Friday, 28 December, 2012
*********** WHAT IS THIS CONFERENCE ? I HAVE NOT SEEN / READ ANYTHING ABOUT IT. NATIONAL MEETING ? *********
Sovereignty& Reconciliation conference starts in Baghdad
Friday, 28 December 2012 12:32 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –The conference of the Sovereignty and Reconciliation started in Baghdad on Friday.
The reporter of All Iraq News Agency AIN stated "The conference of the National Sovereignty and Reconciliation started in Baghdad on Friday in presence of the Premier, Nouri al-Maliki and a number of parliamentary and governmental figures."
********** A VERY INTERESTING STATEMENT. **********
Nusaiyf urges Kuwait not to involve USA while negotiating with Iraq Friday, 28 December 2012 11:20 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Aliya Nusaiyf, of the Hurra Iraqiya bloc called Kuwait to make its negotiations with Iraq mutual and not to involve the United States of America in order to avoid the pressure of the USA against Iraq.
She stated in a press statement received by AIN on Friday "The US side always hints of the impossibility of releasing Iraq from the Seventh Chapter of the UN's Charter in order to keep pressurizing Iraq."
"If Kuwait wants to establish good relations with Iraq, it will have to limit the negotiations between the two sides only," she concluded.
Kurdish MP: Maliki's message over MPs' immunity to limit "Their freedom of expression" Friday, 28 December 2012 10:26 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Adil Abdullah, of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan assured that the recent message of the Premier, Nouri al-Maliki, for the parliament concerning the MPs' immunity outside the parliament aims at limiting their freedom of expression.
He stated to All Iraq News Agency (AIN) "This is an incorrect step that contradicts democracy," noting that "We call Maliki to abandon this step since MPs are elected by the people and they represents them."
"Legally, interpreting the articles of the constitution is the task of the Federal Court rather than the Premier or the Council of Ministers according to Article 93 of the constitution," he continued.
"There procedures to lift the MP's immunity in case he is to be caught red-handed in committing a crime," he assured.
"It is not possible to arrest MPs without the approval of the Parliament Chairmanship during the legislative term," he concluded.
************* A QUALIFIED IMMUNITY SHOULD HAVE THE DESIRED " CHILLING EFFECT " UPON ALL - MALIKI'S LEGAL 'GOON' IS DOING HIS JOB - GET THE MESSAGE ? ! *************
Legal Expert: No immunity to MPs after cursing others Friday, 28 December 2012 11:51 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –The legal expert, Tariq Harb, stated "The constitution does not provide the immunity to the MPs who curse and defame others."
He stated in a press statement received by AIN on Friday "The immunity mentioned in the constitution is limited, private and divided and not general or unlimited where it is valid till the end of the current electoral term on the 13th of June 2014."
"The legal procedures against the MPs who defame and curse others can be taken within this term according to Article 63 of the constitution where it provide the immunity to the MPs to express their opinions and not to insult others," he added.
"The concept of (The Kings Can Do No Wrong) is not longer followed in the constitutions of the world where the MPs are like the other officials who do not have immunity in the constitution to defame others," he concluded.
******* MALIKI'S GANG DOES NOT WANT THE PUBLIC INVOLVED. WONDER WHY ? ********
SLC MP criticizes exploiting public in political disputes Friday, 28 December 2012 08:26 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Adil al-Maliki, of the State of Law Coalition criticized exploiting the public in the political disputes.
He stated to AIN "Shoving the Iraqis in the political disputes is the means of the politically poor politicians who lack public support," noting that "Such politicians want to agitate the public through sectarian, partisan and communal affiliations to attract them to succeed in the elections once again but they will fail terribly."
"The politicians must resort to other means to consolidate the unity among the Iraqis," he concluded.
****** " OTHER MEANS ", LIKE MAYBE POLITICAL AGREEMENTS THAT MALIKI HAS NOT HONORED AND WILL ATTACK AS UNCONSTITUTIONAL AFTER THE AGREEMENT HAS SERVED HIS PRACTICAL SELFISH PURPOSES ??????????? *********
******** INCREASINGLY THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY THAT NOTHING WILL HAPPEN WITH THE RV UNTIL THE PROVINCIAL AND OR NATIONAL ELECTIONS ********
Kartani: Government's policy heads towards monopolization of single party Friday, 28 December 2012 08:59 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Hamza al-Kartani, of the Iraqiya Slate pointed out "The policy of the Government is heading towards the monopolization of a single party for the State."
He stated to All Iraq News Agency (AIN) "There is not hope concerning the performance of the Government," noting that "We expect the crises to continue till the next parliamentary elections."
"The confessionalism and marginalizing the professional figures with the Government in addition to confronting the political partners on sectarian basis participated in dismissing the suitable figures from their posts," he added.
Some political blocs threatened to withdrawing confidence from the Premier, Nouri al-Maliki, on the background of accusations related to monopolization.
************ " Under Maliki, the Iraqi state seems headed right for some kind of implosion. If the United States wants to make one last effort at avoiding a new civil war in the country, they need to warn Iran’s man in Baghdad in no uncertain terms." - David Romano ***********
Under the Oil-for-Food program between 1997 and 2003, Iraq’s budget amounted to some six billion dollars a year. With that money, every Iraqi had a monthly food basket, the country had electricity around the clock in nearly every city, services like garbage collection were conducted reasonably well, and people enjoyed security as long as they did not run afoul of their vicious Ba’athist dictatorship.
Today’s Iraq enjoys an unimaginably higher budget. Oil revenues bring in some one hundred billion dollars a year. One would think that with such vast sums of wealth, the country would enjoy spectacular increases in standards of living. Instead, garbage lies uncollected on street corner after street corner, with little children playing in disease-ridden alleyways. Security remains elusive as kidnappings, mafia shakedowns and political assassination cast a shadow across entire communities. Baghdad and other cities still lack electricity, with noisy portable generators rumbling through the night and spewing their pollution across entire neighborhoods. Some twenty-five billion dollars “spent” on restoring the country’s electricity grid seems to have produced little tangible results, possibly because the business interests who rent generators don’t want the electric grid restored. Recently, brand new, huge and publically financed generators were found in the desert near Basra, unused and gathering dust.
Perhaps if there weren’t so much money to be made in Iraq, politics would prove a little less corrupt. Much poorer countries have managed to get their house in order and provide fairly good governance to their people with a lot less public resources. In Iraq, on the other hand, the Prime Minister goes on a senseless $4.2 billion dollar weapons shopping spree to Russia, after which it turns out his son set himself up to skim a good deal of the money off the top of the deal. Politician after politician engages in an elaborate charade of parliamentary theater and sectarian populism as they collude with their “enemies” to line their pockets.
Average Iraqis increasingly lose faith with their government as the shell game continues. As Nuri al-Maliki increasingly rides rough shod over the Constitution and the law of the land, the American State Department seems to forgive him all his transgressions. Instead of demanding a better showing from Maliki, they pressure the Kurds, the Sunnis and non-Dawaa Party Shiites to make nice with Maliki. It’s a mind-boggling stance for the Americans to take, after they have shed so much blood and treasure in Iraq. They left the country with a good constitution and the basis for solid institutions and responsible security forces, only to see all these hard-fought achievements squandered by a Prime Minister more intent on lining his pockets and monopolizing power than advancing the country.
Under Maliki, the Iraqi state seems headed right for some kind of implosion. If the United States wants to make one last effort at avoiding a new civil war in the country, they need to warn Iran’s man in Baghdad in no uncertain terms. Instead of asking the Kurds not to build an oil pipeline with the Turks, or demanding that the Sunnis submit to yet more arrests and exclusion (one estimate I heard today was that only ten per cent of current prison detainees in Iraq are Shiite), they need to push Maliki to respect Iraq’s constitution and share power. That means no extra-parliamentary military appointments such as the Tigris Operations Command, Article 140 or some consensus based alternative for the disputed territories, the right of governorates to form into regions, truly independent commissions, reducing nepotism, and so forth. Failing this, Washington should inform Maliki behind closed doors that they will support his opponents. That could mean Kurdish secession from a dysfunctional Iraqi state, a renewed Sunni insurgency that makes common cause with Sunnis in Syria, or other projects. He just might get the message before he sails the Iraqi ship into the rocks. " Surrendering Costly Achievements in Iraq " - 27/12/2012 04:06:00 - .............. By DAVID ROMANO
* David Romano has been a Rudaw columnist since August 2010. He is the Thomas G. Strong Professor of Middle East Politics at Missouri State University and author of The Kurdish Nationalist Movement (2006, Cambridge University Press).
In: common retirement law will apply retroactively as of 2013 27/12/2012 2: 00 pm
MP Faleh Sari ' block
"Baghdad"-gate MP block representative citizen Faleh Sari said Thursday that "the unified retirement law guarantees and privileges for retired and will be the minimum salary of 250,000 dinars per month, a retired and will directly proportional remuneration.
"These increases combined with authentication as House proposals came before the Government and the law would be his cold and the Cabinet's approval of the amount will be automatically placed".
He is a member of the parliamentary Finance Committee that "no law so far to the House of representatives and the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers and that his arrival and approval it would be retroactive to 1/1/2013".
And that "as long as the Council of Ministers passed a new law that will impact financially and reactionary and allocated funds and will be payable. And representative citizen block has a number of initiatives and projects to the laws passed by the Chamber of Deputies for debate and vote, approval and expressed a clear determination in the direction and approval of legislation to apply on the ground and the benefit of the citizen to feel his and his patriotism and the interest of the State, and these laws common retirement law.
Kurdistan's Premier describes visit of Kurdish delegation to Baghdad as"fruitful"
Kurdistan's Premier describes visit of Kurdish delegation to Baghdad as"fruitful" Thursday, 27 December 2012 22:39 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) -The Premier of Kurdistan Regional Government, Najervan Barzani, described the visit of the Region's delegation to Baghdad to negotiate about addressing the political problems as "positive step". During the meeting of KR's Cabinet, the PM Barzani said that "This step is the outcome of the concerted efforts the President Talabani exerted before his recent ill-health," noting that "We strongly uphold resolving the disputes via dialogue and negotiations." On other hand, the meeting discussed the recent visit of the Kurdish delegation to Baghdad and the talks it held about the tensions in the areas outside Kurdistan territories. In this regard, Karim Shangali, the KR Interior Minister presented an overview about those negotiations stressing that the Kurdistani delegation confirmed its adherence to settle the disputes through dialogue. The Interior Minister pointed out that "The officials in Baghdad warmly welcomed the KurdistanI delegation where the two sides agreed to hold a meeting among the relevant sides in Kurdistan during the next few days to prepare a mutual plan to address the problems." Earlier, Peshmerga Ministry of KR has described its talks with the Iraqi Central Government about running the security file in the disputes areas as "positive". /End/
Energy Commission: Iranian gas deal will link the Gulf security, Iraq will come out hard currency abroad The independent press -28/12/2012-12: 27 pm | Hits: 11
Baghdad(IBA). Member of the Committee criticized oil and energy canine Khalil Zidan, Iraq imported project of gas from Iran, saying a failed project and will connect the country to the Gulf security and international economic sanctions imposed on Iran.Zidane said in a statement to the independent press agency (IBA). "That the draft deal Iraq to import Iranian gas project" fail "and would lead to the exit of hard currency outside Iraq, stressing: that Iran's approval to export gas to Iraq came to being bahagh to hard currency being under economic sanctions aimed at the destruction of the economy pushed hull to make Iraq the breathing space only to its economy.He added: that Iraq has large gas deposits but since 20s of the past century and to this day wasted gas and burn when extracting oil without exploitation of the Iraqi Government.Zidane said: the Government's attention to the problem of waste gas came late and would not benefit without investing all gas reservoirs and leaving imported from outside Iraq.This approached Iraq from finalizing a deal to export gas from the Islamic Republic of Iran to Iraq in the near future.Iran will be 20 to 25 Mio m3 of gas per day to Iraq within the framework of time ".Iranian Oil Minister Rustam Umrani in July that it expected that Iran will start exporting natural gas to Iraq by January 2013 after completion of gas pipeline project between Iran and Iraq.Iran is divided in South pars, which is part of a larger gas field shared with Qatar, 24, and holds around 14 trillion cubic meters of gas, or about eight percent of total world reserves, and more than 18 billion barrels of liquid natural gas resources.Iran is the second largest gas reserves after Russia, and is making efforts to up its production of gas by increasing foreign and domestic investment, particularly in a field South PARS gas field. (End)