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Iraqi leaders meet to appear united in front of Summit
Date: Monday 26/3/2012 7:28

Baghdad / term
Iraqis hold presidents of the Republic Jalal Talabani and Nouri al-Maliki government and the parliament meeting Osama Najafi, on Sunday, after a marathon of meetings held during the last hours to try to agree on a date for a conference to resolve the political crisis in the country and appearing in front of the summit united.

Talabani said during a meeting with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki that the next Arab summit in Baghdad, an important message for the restoration of Iraq's role in the Arab and regional levels. He indicated he would call for the meeting of the three presidencies in order to boot the National Conference to resolve the current political crisis in the country. He added that "the coming Arab summit in Baghdad is an important message for the restoration of the pivotal leadership role and represented Iraq at the Arab level and regional level" .. Stressing "the need to continue to exert all efforts and create the conditions necessary for the success of this conference, which is the turning point historically in promoting the status of the new Iraq and embrace of all Arabs," and stressed Talabani, the need for "the continuation of the meetings of the Preparatory Committee for the meeting of the National to be held for the preparation of the program and the deadline for the meeting."

For his part, the decision the House of Representatives, Mohammed al-Khalidi that the meeting of the three presidencies devoted yesterday to discuss the possibility of holding a national meeting held by the Arab Summit to be held after four days. The MP said Khalidi for the coalition in Iraq, Talabani and Maliki and Nujaifi will hold this evening (yesterday) meeting to discuss the national meeting was held with a view to resolving the differences that exist between the political blocs before the date of the Arab summit in Baghdad after five days. He added that "the three presidencies will discuss the date for the meeting to calm the national and the positions of the political blocs and the need to adhere to dialogue to resolve differences, stressing that there is a determination to resolve the differences before the summit.

And at the same Talabani said during a meeting with House Speaker Osama al importance of continuing to exert all efforts and create the atmosphere necessary for the success of the summit, which he said was a turning point in the promotion of historic status and embrace the new Iraq for all Arabs.

In another aspect of the meeting touched on the political situation in the country, where Talabani spoke about the need for continued meetings of the Preparatory Committee for the national meeting to be held for the preparation of the program and the deadline for the meeting .. He pointed out that as a national sponsor of the meeting will call for the convening of a preparatory meeting of the heads of the three. And calls for the Iraqi bloc led by Iyad Allawi, the National Conference held by the Arab summit to ensure the standardization of speech is threatened by subtracting the Iraqi internal situation in Iraq at the top if not held before.

On the other hand, Talabani discuss with the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, James Jeffrey last night ways to strengthen the American-Iraqi relations and expanding horizons of cooperation between the two countries. In a review of developments occurring Talabani for the Arab summit, which said that the preparations and actions required to host this summit has been completed, noting that it gives many indications of Iraq to restore its natural being a founding member of the Arab League.

For his part, U.S. Ambassador to the importance of convening the Arab summit in Baghdad, explaining that there is interest in global and regional great this summit is being held in conditions of the task at various levels, and expressed his best wishes and confidence in the successful outcome of the efforts of Iraqi leaders, the success of this Summit, and will enhance the status of Iraq and help in creating a more stable regional environment and development.

Maliki was the face of last Friday, a call for political forces to meet early next month after the adjournment of the meetings of the Arab summit in Baghdad. He called the Preparatory Committee for the national meeting to be held soon to complete its work as soon as possible. He confirmed that there is an urgent need to review all issues and matters relating to the building of the Iraqi state post-withdrawal of U.S. troops.

The head of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani said Tuesday that "Iraq is heading toward the abyss, and a few are about to drag Iraq into a dictatorship; Iraq is experiencing a serious crisis, and the time such a situation is unacceptable for us at all and this I call on all leaders of parties and Iraqi political parties to stimuli the situation and sit down together at a time of emergency so as to accelerate the development of mechanisms and to find a solution to this situation and deal in a very short period, otherwise we will go to our people and our people will take the time and this final decision in order not to have received the blame on us anymore. "
It is scheduled to participate in the conference is expected the main political blocs of the three that make up the coalition government (the National Alliance and the coalition in Iraq and the Kurdistan Alliance), in an attempt to resolve the political crisis has broken out among themselves on a range of controversial issues most important non-completion of the application of the Erbil, which formed the government, as well as on topics emerged as a problem to deal with the demands of some provinces to form regions, as well as accusing the vice president and leader of the coalition in Iraq Tariq al-Hashimi of committing "terrorist acts" and to issue an arrest warrant against him and his move late last year to stay in the territory of Kurdistan, who refused to hand him over to federal authorities then asked the Prime Minister to withdraw confidence for his deputy, Saleh al-Mutlaq, leader of the other in Iraq in addition to the problems between the Government of the Territory and the federal government, including the lack of a law of oil and gas regulates the powers of the Federal Government and the Government of the Territory and the delay in the implementation of constitutional article 140 that address the fate of Kirkuk and disputed areas on the dependence between Baghdad and Erbil. The coalition in Iraq and the Kurdistan Alliance demanding to hold this meeting before the Arab Summit to be held next Thursday.

The meetings of the Preparatory Committee for the Conference had stopped last week after five meetings during which he failed to specify a deadline for the convening of the Conference of the crisis or to agree on its agenda because of the differences between the political forces. All the achievements of the meetings they had received a proposed work papers for the conference made by the major political blocs participating are the National Coalition and the Iraqi List and the Kurdistan Alliance.

And includes in its membership of the Preparatory Committee for the National Alliance MPs Hassan Sinead, Bahaa al-Araji, Hamid Maaleh and Mohammed Hashemi, Khalid al-Attiya, Ammar Tohme .. And Iraq, Ahmed Salman Jumaili electrodes and Hussein al-Shaalan and Arshad Salhi .. And the Kurdistan Alliance Fouad Masum, and Deputy Prime Minister Ruz Nuri Shaways .. Add to Vice President of the Republic Khodair al, which sponsors the meetings.

It is noteworthy that Iraq is a major political crisis is the first after the American withdrawal in late December (December) on the back of last issuing an arrest warrant against the Deputy President of the Republic leader of the Iraqi List, Tariq al-Hashimi, after being accused of supporting terrorism, in 19 of the same month .. And Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, a request to the Council of Representatives to withdraw confidence from his deputy, Saleh al-Mutlaq, the leader of the Iraqi List, also after the description of the last of the owners as a "dictator does not build," which prompted Iraq to suspend its membership in the Council of Ministers and House of Representatives, and to submit a request to the parliament blocked confidence in Maliki, before you decide on 29 January (January) return to the last sessions of the Council of Representatives, and then back on the sixth of February last, and decided to end the County Council of Ministers, and the return of all its ministers to attend the meetings of the Council.