" The Dinar Daily " ........ Wednesday, 9 January 2013
Awadi: Crisis to be settled by dissolving parliament, conducting early elections
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 09:07 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Ihsan al-Awadi, of the State of Law Coalition assured "The political crisis will be settled through dissolving the parliament and conducting early elections."
Speaking to All Iraqi News Agency (AIN), he said "Some of the demonstrators' demands are constitutional and the government must respond to them while some other demands are against the constitution like restoring Ba'athists and canceling Article 4 of Anti-Terrorism Law."
He called "The political sides to adopt dialogue to solve the crisis of the demonstrations."
"The current crisis is too complicated and threatening the unity of Iraq so the political sides must resort wisdom to settle it," he added.
He ruled out "Holding the national meeting among the blocs."
Housing & Construction Minister announces constructing 65 residential complexes
Tuesday, 08 January 2013 14:50 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –The Minister of Housing and Construction, Mohammed al-Daraji announced that the Ministry constructed more than 65 residential complexes within the last two years.
A statement by the ministry received by AIN on Tuesday cited "Daraji received MPs, Jawad al-Hasnawi, and Hussein Talib where he acquainted them with the crucial and the strategic projects that the ministry had performed within the last two years."
The statement quoted Daraji, as saying "The ministry performed more than 65 residential complexes in addition to the bridges and roads that are considered as important projects which contributed in reducing the traffic jam and the accidents."
"The ministry does not have any delayed project where we started to settled all the obstacles that the ministry is facing through our visits to the projects cites in all the provinces," he concluded.
09/01/2013 06:11:00By NAWZAD MAHMOOD
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. Photo: AFP.
SULAIMANI, Kurdistan Region – Iraq’s Kurds have been too patient with the Shiite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and it is time to have him impeached, Kurdish MPs said.
“We have to show Maliki our strongest reactions," urged Bakir Hama Siddiq, an MP from the Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU).
"Maliki's policies and behavior must be ended. This prime minister has practically proven that he has nothing positive in his agenda," Siddiq said.
"Impeaching Maliki is still on the table and a consensus has formed among the political parties about the dire consequences facing Iraq if his State of Law party continues on its current path," according to Shwan Muhammad Taha, an MP of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Baghdad.
Maliki “has already made all the possible bad and illegal decisions," he added. "The only decision left for him is to make war."
Maliki’s government is built on complex alliances with the Kurds, Arabs and other religious and ethnic groups and parties.
For weeks, the premier’s Shiite Arab government has been locked in a dangerous military stand-off with the Kurds. He ignited the fuse by sending in troops to take over security in the disputed oil-rich province of Kirkuk, and the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) countered by deploying thousands of its own Peshmarga fighters.
More recently, Kurdish anger against Maliki has been joined by protests by the country’s large Sunni minority over alleged discrimination against their provinces.
The anger at Maliki comes as Iraq’s ethnically Kurdish President Jalal Talabani, who also leads the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) party, has been recuperating in Germany from a serious stroke he suffered three weeks ago.
Ala Talabani, a leadership council member of the PUK, said that another Kurd should replace the ailing president, because the post belongs to the Kurds.
"This issue has not been discussed yet. But this post belongs to the Kurds," she added.
Meanwhile, a KDP source told Rudaw that the party agrees Talabani’s successor should come from his own PUK.
Sources also said that Iran has told Massoud Barzani, KRG president and head of the KDP, that Tehran would not approve of anyone who did not have his blessing.
Iraq’s Kurds and Sunni Arabs Pushed Closer by Opposition to Maliki
09/01/2013 05:23:00By SALAR RAZA
A kurdish man waves the Kurdistan flag in the midst of anti-government protestors in Falluja. Photo: Rafei el-Essawi.
SULAIAMANI, Kurdistan Region – Their growing opposition to Iraq’s Shiite-led government has pushed the country’s Kurds and Sunni Arabs closer together, but problems between the two still persist, MPs from both sides say.
For the past several weeks Iraq’s Shiite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has been besieged on two fronts, first by the autonomous Kurdistan Region’s anger over Baghdad’s efforts to take over security in disputed northern territories, and lately by Sunni-led protests over alleged discrimination against provinces where they are the majority.
“The Sunni Arab protests in Iraq have unified the Sunni and Kurdish position, but the two sides have not come close enough to solving problems between themselves,” said Bakir Hama Sidiq, an MP from the Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU).
“It is just events that have brought us and the Sunni Arabs together, nothing more,” he added.
He said that while the two sides are in agreement in their opposition to Maliki, a signed alliance between them would have to be “based on belief in the rights of the Kurds, not only on mutual interests.” He said he did not believe that the Sunni Arab Iraqiya coalition was ready to accept Kurdish rights, including those over the energy-rich disputed territories.
Iraq’s large Sunni minority has been enraged by Maliki, accusing his government of marginalizing Sunni provinces and calling for the release of detainees. Meanwhile, in disputed Kirkuk province the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) deployed thousands of its Peshmarga fighters in November, after Maliki sent in his controversial Dijla forces to take over security.
Some observers say that Maliki’s moves had been aimed at weakening his rivals, and at marginalizing the role of the Sunni Arabs in the country’s political process.
The Kurds and Sunni Arabs find themselves in the same corner of the ring at a time when Maliki’s government is trying to convince the parliament to reduce the KRG’s share in this year’s budget from the usual 17 percent.
Sidiq said that the recent flare-up in Sunni opposition to Maliki meant that some Sunni Arab MPs were backing down from supporting a motion to make budget cuts against the KRG.
In an interview with Al-Sumaria television last week, the premier said he does not recognize the Peshmarga as part of the national security force, and therefore his government would not arm or pay for the Kurdish fighters.
“The Peshmarga budget has to be regulated in accordance with the constitution,” said Sunni MP Hamid Mutlag, in support of Kurdish demands that the Peshmarga are entitled to a portion of the budget.
Kurdish Government Agrees to Reopen Syria Border Crossing
09/01/2013 05:31:00By BRADOST AZIZI
Syrian Kurdish refugees in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Photo: IOM.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has agreed to reopen a crossing along the Syrian border, closed after the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria was accused of imposing taxes and bribes on food supplies into the war-torn country, officials said.
They said the KRG’s agreement on Saturday to reopen the Fishkhapur crossing was signed with the Syrian Kurdish National Council (KNC) and the PYD, which controls the area and has been accused by other Kurdish opposition groups in Syria of ties to the Damascus regime.
“Preparations have been made to open a border point between Syrian Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Region in order for humanitarian aid to reach western Kurdistan smoothly,” PYD co-leader Salih Muslim told Rudaw. He dismissed claims that his party had been profiting from the route.
“Paying a dollar or two per person should not be called a payoff. It is the source of income for the guards who protect the borders,” Muslim said.
Saturday’s agreement stipulates that the crossing is to be controlled by a Kurdish committee on the Syrian side, not armed PYD guards as before.
Mustafa Cuma, general-secretary of the Kurdistan Freedom Party in Syria, told Rudaw that the PYD must respect the agreement with a signed pledge to not profit from the humanitarian supplies.
“The KRG had not closed its doors to the Syrian Kurds, but to those smugglers who try to take advantage of the people,” Cuma said.
Syria’s Kurdish regions are gripped by acute fuel and food shortages, as a civil war between an opposition coalition and the regime of President Bashar al-Assad appears to be coming to a head.
Fishkhapur lies 25 kilometers west of the city of Zakho, and shares a 15-kilometer border with Syria’s Kurdistan region. The residents of the area include Kurds and Christians.
More than 58 thousand Syrian refugees living in Kurdistan Region
Erbil (NINA) – Kurdistan Region announced that the number of Syrian Refugees living in the Region has reached 58251, while the total number in Iraq has reached 67015 refugees.
Deputy Head of the Region's Foreign Relations Department, Dindar Zebari, said that 12101 Syrian refugees are living in Erbil and 3206 refugees are living in Sulaymaniya, while Duhok province is hosting the largest number of Syrian refugees that reached 42973 refugees.
He added that 31783 Syrian refugees in Duhok are living in Domeez Camp.
Mutlaq: the results will be disastrous in the event of failure to meet the demands of the demonstrators .
The time on Tuesday, 08,/ January 2013 17:08. | |
Baghdad / Orr News
The Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq major criticism of the owners, describing the current government of creating a government crisis.
He said al-Mutlaq said in an interview, told Anatolia that "since the first day of my work with al-Maliki, I sensed through his behavior seeking to create a crisis in the minutest details everyday, so we started to work in this charged atmosphere," adding that "the government is the government of creating crises and not to provide services, Given the failure of the government, they must strive to create these problems daily, and for the purpose of distracting citizens away from their basic services, health, and electric power. "
He Mutlaq said that "Maliki is seeking to divide the Iraqi List, and so it has made great efforts in this direction, until it reached the end threat of its members," asserting that "al-Maliki was able to get through it on some gains, but the Iraqi List, was able to hold together not affected by this pressures. "
And Maliki's remarks on the "sit-ins end, or they would break," stressed Mutlaq that "sit-ins will end when he agrees Maliki and his supporters on the demands of the protesters, especially since these demands are legitimate and growing for years, and the Iraqi talked about these demands in the past years, and raised it repeatedly but it handles as if nothing had happened. "
The Mutlaq that "in the event of failure to meet the demands of the demonstrators, the results will be disastrous," noting that "the first of these demands is the release of detainees in Iraqi prisons, and based on the الثقاة and values Iraqi it is fitting that women remain in detention, especially in an environment such as those based inside Iraqi prisons, as any Iraqi who does not accept his sister or his wife, or his daughter, to enter so the place. " He says.
Iraq is preparing to interrogate al-Maliki
Author: The future of Iraq
09/01/2013 12:00 am
BAGHDAD / With
Sources in the Iraqi List, said most of the existing deputies gathered signatures to question Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki at the next meetings of the House of Representatives. The sources told the future on Tuesday that "the Iraqi List, was not unified as it is these days, as all deputies support the interrogation of al-Maliki and failing Ivaúh requirements Iraqi street."
The sources in the Iraqi List, announced its intention Minister boycott the meeting of the Council of Ministers to protest the non-implementation of government demands of the demonstrators.
The MP for the Iraqi List, Hamid Cassar Zobaie yesterday that Iraq submitted a formal request to the Presidency of the Council of Representatives to question Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki as a prelude to withdraw confidence from the government.
Differences of political blocs confuse the House of Representatives .. Alfalh for the future of Iraq Najafi hinders lift the immunity of al-Alwani and Al Sadrists flirt demonstrations to approve the 'amnesty'!!
Author: The future of Iraq
09/01/2013 12:00 am
The future of Iraq / Falah al-Shami
At the time denied the Member State of Law Coalition MP Ali Falh reports that get a fistfight between him and MP Uday Awad for the Liberal bloc, said that the Sadrists stand with the demands of protesters Anbar for the adoption of the amnesty law to release the their prisoners, accusing Najafi Btsoev the issue of lifting the immunity of MP Ahmad al-Alwani. Paid Deputy for the Iraqi List, said cramping and tension in the House of Representatives that he lost the ability to exercise its naturally and smoothly.
This session saw the House of Representatives, which was held on Tuesday, altercation came to clash with hands between the State of Law coalition and the Liberal bloc of the Sadrist movement, forcing the President of the Council to adjourn the meeting for a full hour.
On this dispute, said MP Ali Falh's "Future of Iraq" that the dispute, which happened yesterday, not between him and MP Uday Awad - as media reported - and that the disagreement was the result of a misunderstanding between the fellow for his bloc MP Amin Hadi and a member of the stream Liberals were sitting next to him during the meeting in effect turned into a stampede scuffles between members of the two blocs.
The Falh that "misunderstandings that happened came after raising an MP for the Sadrist bloc out to vote on the formation of a committee to consider the statements the Iraqi List MP Ahmed al-Alwani during demonstrations Anbar who assaulted them on the Shiites and describing them ugliest descriptions," noting that MP "was Tdhan she raised her hand in favor of lifting the immunity of al-Alwani and not the formation of a committee to consider the subject. "
The member of a coalition of state law "The National Alliance was agreed before entering the session on the subject of lifting the immunity of MP Alwani and not to form a committee to consider the subject, especially since the committees in this regard is Tsoeva as happened in the committee to lift the immunity which has not met for two years as he described," accused Nujaifi obstructing the process of lifting the immunity of al-Alwani "a hidden agenda, and known," he says.
And positions the Sadrist movement of demonstrations, revealed Falh that sympathy Liberal bloc with demonstrations taking place just to pass the amnesty law is not only to ensure exit their prisoners, stressing that "this is what pushed them to attend the meeting consultative boycotted by the National Alliance," explaining, "They (the Liberals) are supporters of this Law spite of the many problems. "
It seems that the House of Representatives live these days a difficult period as a result of the state of tension between the political blocs, especially after the divergence of views between them on many issues, notably the demonstrations taking place in Anbar province, and a number of western provinces.
For his part, Iraqi List MP Talal Zobaie's "Future of Iraq" that "the House of Representatives is witnessing these days a state of tension and resentment between the political blocs as a result of the multiplicity of political crises," stressing that fights that took place in the meeting of the Council of Representatives, yesterday, between the Liberals and the state law came as a result of this congestion.
He Zobaie that "the House of Representatives was unable to exercise its legislative result of the severity of the differences between the political blocs, especially since these differences disrupted approve many of the projects that had been placed on the agenda of the session," calling the Council to leave aside their differences and work to pass laws to serve the interests of citizens.
Furthermore, called the Iraqi List, on Tuesday, the Presidency of the Council of Representatives to form a parliamentary committee to investigate MP Ahmad al-Alwani statements against Shiites, saying it would take appropriate action in this regard.
The head of the Iraqi bloc in parliament Salman Jumaili during a press conference, yesterday, in the House of Representatives that "Iraq had submitted a request formally to the presidency of the Council to form an investigative committee on statements MP Ahmed al-Alwani," noting that "if it is proved what the menu will take action appropriate against him and if it is proved the contrary Fsnkadhi claimed it. "
The MP for the Iraqi List, Ahmed al-Alwani denied, earlier passed on Shiites "words revolting", threatened to sue the party that attributed to him, saying that the claim coalition of state law cancel his membership of Parliament was built on "a lie and worthless", in return, he said a coalition of state law that he has audio recordings and graphic clips confirms attack Alwani.
Noteworthy that several provinces, including Anbar witnessing mass demonstrations two weeks ago on the international highway near the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah to demand the release of detainees and to protest the arrest of guards to Finance Minister Rafie al-Issawi, where demonstrators cut public roads.