Kurdistan MP: Kurdistan is committed to the agreement with the Centre on the disputed areas. 30/12/2012 08:04:00
BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the Kurdistan coalition, Sherif Salman confirmed the Kurdistan region's commitment to the agreement with the central government over the disputed areas.
He said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "The province is committed to the truce and all what has been agreed upon, because the compliance with these covenants and agreements is the best way to resolve all the problems, " noting that " both parties have left the problem of the disputed areas."
He pointed out that: "the postponement of the joint meeting between the federal defense ministry and Kurdish Peshmerga, was not caused by the breach of the previous agreement, because the agreement is still existed and will be signed on the new date, which will be next Wednesday."
A member of the parliamentary committee on security and defense, Juma'a al-Matuti had announced the postponement of a joint meeting between the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Peshmerga in Kurdistan, which was scheduled on Sunday
Kurdistan MP confirms the importance to activate questioning of al-Maliki and withdraw confidence from the government. 30/12/2012 10:31:00
BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the Kurdistan Islamic Union bloc, Bakir Siddiq called Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to initiate to resolve the crisis before it is too late.
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / today 30, Dec "The demonstrations and sit-ins, which are happening now, have escalated to the extent that considered a new crisis resulted from accumulations of pervious crises," noting " the masses did not demonstrate because of the arrest of the bodyguards of the Finance Minister Rafie Issawi,"
He address the Prime Minister by saying "You cannot continue to create crises with your partners and fight them one after the other, but you have to start an initiative to find solutions."
Source: the government forces prevent other delegations to join the Anbar sit-in. 30/12/2012 13:36:00
Ramadi / NINA / A source in the committee, organizing the Ramadi sit-in said that the government forces prevented a number of delegations from reaching the sit-in place and tried to block roads and pathways that lead to the sit-in near the Albufarag Bridge north of Ramadi.
He added in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that "The security forces prevented a number of delegations from other provinces to reach the sit-in place and tried to close all roads leading to the sit- place near the international express fearing of the statement that Sheikh Abdul Malik Saadi will issue today ".
Acting Defense minister arrives in Ramadi, meets with operations commanders. 29/12/2012 10:34:00
Ramadi / NINA / Acting Defense Minister, Saadoun al-Dulaimi, who arrived in Anbar province today Dec. 29, met with Anbar operations commanders, to contain the current crisis resulting from the arrest of a number of bodyguards of the Finance Minister Rafie al-Issawi and the demands of the demonstrators and protestors in Anbar, especially the release of the innocent women prisoners and detainees from prisons.
A source in the province of Anbar told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "The meeting also discussed accusations of the demonstrators against the army to prevent people from other provinces to enter Anbar province to participate in demonstrations and the open sit-ins at the international road north of Ramadi."
He added: "al-Dulaimi also discussed the security plan to protect the demonstrators and ways to prevent the exploitation of the terrorist elements to target the demonstrators."
The source noted that the Acting Minister of Defense will hold a meeting with the Anbar governor, Qassim Mohammed al-Fahdawi and the Chairman and members of the provincial council in addition to the President of the Conference of the Iraqi Awakening Ahmed Abu Risha, in attempt to ease the current crisis.
The victims of Anbar's shootings rise to fifteen, two in serious condition. 30/12/2012 13:11:00
Ramadi / NINA / The number of injured protesters in Anbar rose to fifteen, including two in serious condition, when Saleh al-Mutlaq's bodyguards opened fire.
The reporter of the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / said that hundreds of protesters surrounded the convoy of al-Mutlaq and threw stones and empty bottles, forcing him to leave the place in a hurry and flee to Baghdad.An informed source has announced that the protection team of the Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq opened fire after the protesters prevent him to climb the podium in Anbar. http://www.ninanews.com/English/News...ar95_VQ=GFGFDG
Ahrar MP: Some politicians exploit the Anbar demonstrations for personal interests. 30/12/2012 09:51:00
BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the Ahrar bloc, Asma'a al-Musawi said that "Some politicians took advantage of the demonstrations in Anbar province for personal interests."
She told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "The Anbar province and the city of Fallujah, which resisted the occupation have a special significance in the hearts of Iraqis," indicating "some politicians have hijacked banners raised by demonstrators for their personal purposes."
Al-Musawi wondering, "What these politicians did for their cities and regions, which they visited in order to mobilize protesters the order to use inappropriate slogans? what kind of immunity that Rafie al-Issawi enjoyed to refuse orders to arrest the protection team? Are they more precious than the blood of Iraqis? noting that his behavior in this issue raises many question marks.
She expected that demonstrations, that she called / summer cloud / will not continue for longer periods, insisting that the final word will be for the Iraqi judiciary.
It is mentioned that provinces of Anbar, Nineveh and Salahuddin are witnessing large demonstrations to demand the release of the innocent detainees and to punish those responsible for the abuses and rape against prisoners women and bring them to justice publicly.
The city of Ramadi, and specifically the international expressway north of the city, had witnessed large demonstrations and sit-ins, in which hundreds of thousands of citizens who represent the provinces of the center, south and the north participated in these demonstrations.
A radio station for the demonstrations in Ramadi starts broadcasting. 30/12/2012 11:23:00
Ramadi / NINA / A radio station has been opened today, 30, Dec at the place of the demonstrations and sit-ins north of the city of Ramadi on wave / fm / named the Radio of Anbar youth revolution.
The reporter of the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / said that "The radio is broadcasting the activities of the demonstrations and sit-ins, as well as interviewing with officials of the demonstrations and the other speakers and declaring their demands through this station."
The city of Ramadi is witnessing, for the ninth day, demonstrations to demand the release of members of the bodyguards of the Finance Minister Rafie al-Issawi as well as the rest of the detainees in the government prisons.
Hamoudi, the Kuwaiti Ambassador discuss file of getting Iraq from Chapter 7. 30/12/2012 11:53:00
BAGHDAD / NINA / The head of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Relations, Humam Hamoudi discussed, at his office in Baghdad, with the Kuwait's ambassador, Ali al-Moamin bilateral relations between the two countries and the outstanding issues, which prevent removing Iraq from Chapter seven.
A statement, issued by the Information Office of the President of Committee, said: "The two sides stressed, during the meeting, the depth of the historical relations and ties between Iraq and Kuwait," adding that "the two sides also discussed the most important files that concern the two countries, particularly the issue of getting Iraq out of the provisions of Chapter seven."
The statement noted that "Hamoudi introduced, during the meeting, congratulations to the Kuwaiti National Assembly and the Committee on Foreign Relations," expressing optimism to begin a new page of parliamentary relations to put pressure on the two governments to promote bilateral relations to the highest levels," considering that "The parliamentary relations are the most important relationships and they exceed the relationship between the governments because they are permanent relations between the peoples.