Preparations in Baghdad for a reconciliation conference attended by figures wanted for the judiciary

23/5/2017 Number of readings: 551


Baghdad is witnessing high-level preparations for a reconciliation conference. The list of invitees for the conference includes figures required for the Iraqi judiciary, such as Karefa al-Issawi, the former finance minister, Khamis al-Khanjar, the Arab project leader, and Athil al-Nujaifi, the former governor of Nineveh, and parties from the Baath party.

Efforts are under way to settle al-Issawi's file before the conference, which has not been set. But this conference faces the opposition of a Sunni group, led by Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, who refuses to return wanted to the Iraqi judiciary to the political process.

It was not clear the relevance of this conference the efforts led by the leader of the National Coalition and Vice President Iyad Allawi to hold a reconciliation conference announced in his meeting with the head of a coalition of law Nuri al-Maliki.

A senior source in the Union of Forces for the (range) yesterday, "the establishment of internal and external Sunni parties to approach the government to agree to hold a conference in the capital Baghdad, attended by personalities required for the judiciary to discuss the situation of Iraq's post-post-urging."

The deputies of the rule of law have revealed, earlier this month, the date of two conferences of the Sunni forces in Brussels and Turkey under European auspices. Referring to the invitation to Rafie al-Issawi and Tariq al-Hashemi and 25 members of the House of Representatives.

The source, who preferred not to be named because of the sensitivity of the information he gave, said that "among the names invited to participate and attend the upcoming conference, each of Rafie al-Issawi, and succeeded the balance, and Ethel Nujaifi, and Khamis dagger."

On the prosecutions that prevent the participation of some invitees, the high source explains that "the parties sponsor the conference called on the government to provide security and legal immunity to enter and exit these figures from Iraq without any accountability."

The source added that "one of the most important things that will be discussed by the conference is how to drop the judicial charges for Issawi and Nujaifi, Najah al-Mizan and Said al-Lafi, and some of the figures who participated in the sit-ins and their return to the political process, as well as the establishment of the Sunni region, and balance and participation in decision-making.

According to the source, who is part of a team to prepare the historic settlement initiative, "the conference will adopt the confidence vote of the Sunni President of the Sunni forces, Salim al-Jubouri and his deputy, Ahmed al-Masari, and will look for new and alternative leaders." He pointed out that "the time of holding this conference is subject to the approval of the Iraqi government."

The Turkish capital, Ankara, last March, closed meetings lasted for two days, which included 25 political figures and tribesmen and businessmen of the Sunni component, ended with the selection of Salim al-Jubouri as the rotating president of the Sunni forces and Ahmad al-Masari as his deputy.

The rivalry between al-Jubouri and Osama al-Nujaifi, vice president of the republic, is dominated by the Sunni component, along with a sharp split between the Sunnis abroad and the Sunnis involved in the political process.

The source, who is responsible for the movements and meetings conducted by Sunni parties with the leaders of the National Alliance, which warned them to hold such a conference in the capital Baghdad, expressing concern that the conference gives legitimacy to parties adopting the internationalization of the issue of the year of Iraq.
"There is a fear that deputies and Sunni political figures invited to the conference will be legally accountable after the decision of the House of Representatives, which banned participation in conferences outside Iraq," said the senior source in the Union of Forces.

On April 30, the House of Representatives voted on a parliamentary resolution prohibiting Iraqi politicians and officials from attending or attending conferences and meetings that affect the security of the state and the political system and harm the national interest held outside or inside Iraq without the approval of the Iraqi authorities.

A group of Sunni figures recently concluded talks in Brussels, at the invitation of a Belgian civil society organization, to discuss crises and problems in western provinces.
The source pointed out that "this organization is competent to issues of conflicts and conflicts," noting that "Among the most important figures who attended the meeting is the head of the dialogue front Saleh al-Mutlaq."

"The invitations of the Belgian organization presented a month ago to Sunni political figures, including current and former parliamentarians, while the Sunni parties residing abroad represent independent figures, most of whom are in the Jordanian capital Amman," the senior Sunni politician said.

In this context, MP Jassem Mohammed Jaafar, a member of the State of Law bloc, revealed the existence of negotiations led by Vice President Iyad Allawi to hold a national reconciliation conference attended by Rafie al-Issawi, Athil al-Nujaifi, Nasser al-Janabi and the Baath Party. "Allawi met a while ago with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and put forward the idea of ​​holding a conference in Baghdad in which many personalities participated in order to unify the visions and ideas," MP Jassem Mohammad Jaafar told Al-Mada. These characters required to the judiciary to decide before agreeing to participate. "

The deputy close to the Prime Minister that "the head of the coalition of the rule of law refused to return these figures back to Baghdad and told Iyad Allawi, during their last meeting, refused to return these figures to the political process, even if they are innocent," stressing that "Allawi is still leading negotiations with The majority of the political blocs to hold this conference. "

The Vice President of the Republic of Iyad Allawi, discussed with Nuri al-Maliki, in early May, the convening of a national conference of leaders in the country with the aim of "open the blockages experienced by the political process, and assess the course of the political process in the past phase and the development of perceptions and ideas to open the blockages, According to a statement by Allawi's office.

The deputy of the Dawa Party for the "file file Rafie al-Issawi and Ethel Nujaifi to the judiciary to reconsider them," stressing that the file, "the governor of Nineveh the former is almost one of the easiest files that are currently submitted to the judiciary to decide."
The member of the bloc of state law, "the presence of Sunni parties led by Parliament Speaker Salim Jubouri refuses to return these politicians, and is conducting negotiations with multiple forces to block the convening of this conference," likely "to choose Turkey as an alternative place for Baghdad to hold a national reconciliation.

In turn, Hassan Shuwaird, MP from the National Coalition, efforts of the leader of his bloc Iyad Allawi to hold a conference for national reconciliation. "The general situation in Iraq can not continue without community reconciliation," he said.

He said Shuwaird, in a statement to (range) yesterday, that "the head of the National Coalition Iyad Allawi sent messages to the presidents of the government and the parliament and heads of political blocs, stressing the need to hold the conference in Baghdad."

And on the presence of wanted on the list of invited to the conference, denied Schwaird knowledge of it, and said, "We expect the response of the heads of blocs and the three presidencies on the letters of Iyad Allawi."