U.S. official: Strange Days waiting for Maliki
Writings Saturday, January 12, 2013
Revealed responsible Iraqi file in the administration of former U.S. President Bush that the Iraqi government ahead difficult days, and confirmed that the current year will not be easy, while described the crisis between the center and the complicated impasse region, confirmed that the Iraqi street has become stronger than the Parliament.
She is responsible for the Iraqi file in the administration of former U.S. President Bush, Meghan O'Sullivan, in an interview with the U.S. Foreign Relations Foundation "The Iraqi government led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki will face difficult days in Iraq this year," adding that "next year will not be easy Iraq also because it will not only meet the existing local crowd problems, but also requires dealing with regional powers, which would be enough to challenge the progress in Iraq. "
O'Sullivan showed that "al-Maliki is under considerable pressure not from Sunnis and Kurds, but also Shiites, led by Moqtada al-Sadr, who opposes many of his policies."
She explained O'Sullivan said, "What will increase the difficult days for the owners is not improved the living conditions of Iraqis", and show by saying, "In spite of that Iraq is rich in fortune oil and other immense wealth, but most Iraqis have not seen this wealth translated on the ground something improves of their daily lives, "asserting that" most Iraqis blame the government for its failure and accuse it of corruption. "
The O'Sullivan pointed out that "the Iraqi street now become the most powerful of parliament may be a source of political pressure on al-Maliki," but she stressed that "this requires the integration of Sunni movement with strong Sadrist movement street to be the kind of challenge."
O'Sullivan promised that "since the withdrawal of U.S. forces in the past year has not been any improvement in Iraq at the level of services as the political situation deteriorated tragic and that's what his body in 2012 from a continuation of the political crises."
She described O'Sullivan relationship between the center and the region as "the dilemma seemed more complicated than any previous period," noting that "tensions between Baghdad and Erbil was at a low in 2003, but it almost led to a collision between the forces of the two parties now."
And deteriorated relationship between the Kurdistan region of Iraq and center in an unprecedented way in the fall of 2012 on the back of an operations forces Tigris and published in the disputed areas which has been seen by the Kurds soon evolved provocation against the backdrop of Tuz incident in mid-November 2012 to a military escalation reached extent of engagement and push the parties to bring in heavy reinforcements to those areas and put them in the face of some of them so far.
As evidenced by the provinces of Anbar, Salahuddin and Nineveh and Kirkuk since the 21 December 2012 the past, demonstrations involving tens of thousands came against the backdrop of the arrest elements of protection and finance minister the leader of the Iraqi List, Rafie al-Issawi, and it condemned the policy of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, and the demand to stop abuses against detainees and detention centers, and to release them, and the abolition of legal accountability, justice and the fight against terrorism, and the enactment of the amnesty, and alter the course of the political process and end the policy of exclusion and marginalization and to balance the state institutions.
Although the sit-ins taking place in those provinces and other areas, came as a direct response to the arrest of protection elements, Minister of Finance leadership in Iraq Rafie al-Issawi, on 20 December 2012 the past, the people of those provinces were and over the past years has demonstrated on several occasions against the current government policy and procedures against them, the most important of marginalization and exclusion, arbitrary arrests and torture in prisons and procedures for accountability and justice and she herself claimed that raising them today.
According to observers, what is happening today in Iraq is one of the "most dangerous and wider" crises that have passed since the fall of the former regime Year (2003), in addition to the chronic crisis between the federal government and the Kurdistan region, and expressed the United Nations today through its representative in Iraq, Martin Kobler, concern at the persistence of the crisis in the country and called on the government not to deal strongly demonstrations confirmed the right of citizens to express their demands and their rights in a peaceful manner.
In significant step, the Cabinet decided in its first year (2013) the current, which held Tuesday (January 8, 2013), the formation of a committee headed by Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs Hussain al-Shahristani, and the membership of the ministers of justice, defense and human rights and Municipalities and Public Works and resources Water and the State for Parliamentary Affairs and Secretary General of the Council of Ministers and Deputy Minister of the Interior, shall receive legitimate demands of protesters directly through their representative delegations and submit its recommendations to the Council of Ministers.
However, many observers have expressed fears that this committee will not contribute any solutions to the crisis, especially since the prime minister announced after the formation of the committee that it will not receive demands unconstitutional and will not deal with it at all, explaining that the demands of the demonstrators to cancel legal accountability, justice and the fight against terrorism inconsistent with Constitution and opens the way for the Baathists and terrorists .. While demonstrators confirms that these two requirements of the most important demands can not be abandoned, which would, according to observers to increase the explosive situation, especially since the Regional Working Pat helps greatly to provide a suitable atmosphere for it.http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://www.4.hathalyoum.net/iraqnews.php%3Faction%3Dsit%26cd%3D12%26sid%3D1268 85&usg=ALkJrhh-TolQk67eGFSMQxHp6yXxEvH32w