Iraqi Politics in 2014 - 1

Green mass: the constitutionality of the demands of the Kurds (MALIKI IS HISTORY, GONE, RESIGNED)

Wed Aug 27 2014 16:41 | (Voice of Iraq) - Add Comment - Deputy for green mass in the House of Representatives, that the demands of the Kurds unconstitutional, contending that the roof of the modern Kurdish demands high just excuses.

The Attorney-green mass actress of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in the Council, Abdul Aziz Hussein in an interview for PUKmedia, today Wednesday, 08/27/2014, that the demands of the Kurds boils down to the implementation of Article 140 of the Constitution, and approve oil and gas law, and the payment of the Peshmerga, and the launch of balancing the province Kurdistan and the salaries of its employees.

The MP Hussein that the oil and gas law approved by the Council of Ministers did not acknowledge inside the Dome of the House of Representatives since February 2007, indicating that the benefits of the Peshmerga also not been paid since 7 years, and must be resolved is the Peshmerga forces, you are a national force or not?, Pointing to the The government did not pay the salaries of the Peshmerga did not arming these forces, especially since the Peshmerga locked now a war against Daash on the borders of length 1050 km, and MP Hussein that these demands Kurdish constitutionality of a benefit to them, saying to talk about it is unconstitutional or with a high ceiling just justifications .

The prime minister ended his tenure Nuri al-Maliki said in a speech on Wednesday, the weekly, the demands of some political blocs violation of the Constitution, calling for the blocks to cut the roof and be demanding on the basis of the constitution.

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U.S.-backed Kurds battle to retake Iraq’s largest dam

Control of the dam could give ISIS, which has threatened to march on Baghdad, the ability to flood major cities. (File photo: Reuters)
By Staff writer | Al Arabiya News
Saturday, 16 August 2014

Kurdish troops backed by U.S. warplanes launched a bid Saturday to recapture Mosul dam, Iraq’s largest, from militants, a senior Kurdish military official said.

“Kurdish peshmerga, with U.S. air support, have seized control of the eastern side of the dam” complex, Major General Abdelrahman Korini told AFP.

“We killed several members of Daash. We are still advancing and in the coming hours should announce welcome news,” he said, using the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group.

Witnesses said the air strikes started early in the morning and reported that fighting was ongoing in the afternoon.

Peshmerga forces lost control of the dam on Aug. 7 as ISIS fighters were sweeping the region, conquering one village after another and seizing other key infrastructure such as oil wells.

The dam on the Tigris river, on the southern shores of Mosul lake about 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of the city, provides electricity to much of the region and is crucial to irrigation in vast farming areas in Nineveh province.

A 2007 letter to the premier, Nouri al-Maliki, sent by then U.S. ambassador Ryan Crocker and the former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, David Petraeus, warned of the consequences of a disaster at the dam, which was assessed to have serious structural weaknesses.

“A catastrophic failure of Mosul dam would result in flooding along the Tigris river all the way to Baghdad,” the letter warned.

However, according to CNN the mission, which was planned in advance, will carry on with both Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces joining on the ground.

CNN citing the Kurdish news agency Rudaw said the joint military operation between the U.S. and Iraq began with U.S. fighter jets carrying out strikes on the seized area.

Meanwhile, residents near Iraq’s Mosul dam said the area was being hit by airstrikes, according to the Associated Press.

ISIS fighters, who had already been running large swathes of neighboring Syria, launched a blistering offensive on June 9 that saw them capture Mosul, Iraq’s second city, and move into much of the country’s Sunni heartland.

In a related story, ISIS militants carried out a “massacre” in the northern Iraq village of Kocho, killing dozens of people, most of them members of the Yazidi religious minority.

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Abadi: We will reject any candidate to fill the ministries unless a competent and integrity

Sun Aug 17 2014 10:58 | (Voice of Iraq) - Add Comment - Alsumaria News / Baghdad
Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi, Sunday, he would reject any candidate to fill the ministries unless a competent and integrity.

He said the media office of Ebadi and received "Alsumaria News", a copy of "The prime minister-designate Haider Abadi reject any candidate of the political blocs to fill the ministries on the basis of criteria sober."

Abadi added that "The standards of integrity, competence and experience, and a program that runs by his ministry."

The President of the Republic Fuad Masum cost, Monday (11 August 2014), leader of a coalition of state law Haider Abadi officially form a government, after a dispute lasted for more than two weeks, and met commissioning welcomed internationally and regionally and wide, as well as welcoming the various Iraqi political circles.

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Abadi demanding blocks to contribute to the success of the work of the next government and the nomination of incompetent ministers

Sun Aug 17 2014 11:12 | (Voice of Iraq) - Add Comment - Alsumaria News / Baghdad
Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi, Sunday, the political blocs to contribute to the success of the work of the next government, while stressing the need to nominate ministers qualified.

Ebadi said in a statement received "Alsumaria News," a copy of it, that "the political blocs to contribute to the success of the work of the next government."

Abadi added that "the success of the government is through the nomination and competent ministers have the ability to work and the success of their ministries."

The Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi, Friday (15 August 2014), his desire Petrhik the next government in order to move the process of reducing its expenditure in the budget and financial management of state institutions a new strategy, as pointed out that the situation in the country requires that a government program is consistent with it.
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Sun Aug 17 2014 13:09 | (Voice of Iraq) - Add Comment - Alsumaria News / Baghdad
The President of the Republic Fuad Masum, Sunday, that there are meetings will be held between Iraqi officials and the Saudis at all levels during the session of the United Nations next month, expressing his wish that the Iraqi-Saudi relations are strong and sophisticated.

Masum said in an interview with the newspaper "Middle East" Saudi Arabia, said that "Iraq's relations with some Arab Gulf countries are good in general, but already the support that we got through telegrams of support, especially from Saudi Arabia, I think it will be a good ground to continue and strengthen this relations, "adding that" there are dialectically interconnected between Iraq and the Gulf states, and in particular we would like to be Iraq's relations with the Kingdom of relationships solid and durable, sophisticated and we will work on it in the near future. "

The infallible that "we'll contacts and initiatives will be conducted meetings between Saudi officials and their Iraqi counterparts at all levels during the session of the United Nations next month," pointing out that "we are now living a common threat is the threat of terrorism and what is represented by the organization Daash of danger to everyone requires coordination and all levels. "

The Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz congratulated, in (12 August 2014), President of the Republic of Iraq Fuad Masum, the Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri and charged with forming a new Iraqi government, Haider Abadi, on the occasion of their term of office.

The Iraqi-Saudi relations have witnessed during the past years, significant tension, it was the former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki always accuse Saudi Arabia of supporting "terrorism" in Iraq, while Saudi Arabia is accused by the exercise of exclusionary policies in Iraq.

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Hamid al-Mutlaq al-Abadi calls for a halt to the shelling "indiscriminate" on the cities hot and demanding to "accounting" of causing the collapse of the security situation

Sun Aug 17 2014 14:59 | (Voice of Iraq) - Add Comment - long-Presse / Baghdad

He called for a coalition of national Hamid al-Mutlaq, on Sunday, Prime Minister-designate Haider Abadi to stop the indiscriminate shelling of cities "hot, as demanded" accountability "of causing the collapse of the security situation.

Mutlaq said at a news conference at the parliament building and attended (range Press), "The indiscriminate shelling continues unabated on populated areas in the cities hot like Ramadi and Fallujah and Hawija like a case of revenge of the population," appealing "Prime Minister-designate Haider Abadi stop this bombardment" .

He said al-Mutlaq, "we call on Prime Minister-designate to address the causes of injustice and address the legacy of heavy and collapse-winning stand with the oppressed who are today between the fire of terrorism and between the fire weapons, the government illusion of the victim as a result of the failure and inability of the government," noting that "the population of the hot spots are the victims of those who neglected him disarm him Iraq's borders and the fate of Iraqis and caused the collapse and goes without the expense. "

He said MP for the coalition of national "We also call for addressing the serious and professional, scientific, anti-corruption and all forms of terrorism and stop methods of hatred and hostility that perpetuate injustice and hatred among Iraqis," appealing to "human rights organizations and the international community and the Security Council of being generally injustice and revenge, and supporting the oppressed and disadvantaged people who kill and burn in hospitals and places of worship. "
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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to issue a resolution calling for Parliament to consider what happened to Aesidein crimes against humanity

Sun Aug 17 2014 16:35 | (Voice of Iraq) - Add Comment - long-Presse / Baghdad

Revealed the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, expressed "grave concern" of information made ​​by one of the survivors Yazidis of the massacre of the village of Kojo spend Sinjar, as showed that the elements (Daash), executed more than 80 people were adherents of the Yezidi religion after refusing to convert to Islam and taken three Coaches of women to Tal Afar after taking control of Sinjar, called the House of Representatives to issue a resolution which is what happened against the Yazidis crimes against humanity on the basis of religion and belief.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in a statement received (range Press), a copy of "The Commission has received with grave concern the information confirmed one of the survivors of the massacre in the village (Kojo / Sinjar district), where he committed criminal gangs Daash day on Friday 08/15/2014 massacre Other Iraqi citizens the right of adherents of the Yezidi religion and culled more than eighty people in two meals after they refused to convert to the Islamic religion. "

UNHCR indicated that "gunmen herded Daash three buses to transport passengers from the city of Tal Afar to the women of the village, Kojo, and a population of about two hundred families up to 1000 that any human being under the control of what Zalo (Daash)."

The Commission said in its statement that "this crime added to the crimes of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant right Yazidis, a crime of genocide on the basis of religion and belief."

She Commission "Taking demanding Commission all state institutions to protect minorities emphasizes the Iraqi Council of Representatives distinguished that enacted the law against the Yazidis in Sinjar since 03.08.2014 as a crime of genocide (Gino Side) where it was genocide of thousands of Yazidis within 10 days, similar crimes system Former right of the Kurds in Halabja and Anfal and crimes against Faili Kurds and Shiites. "

The Kurdistan Democratic Party in Nineveh announced, on Saturday, killed 80 Yazidis, the first on Friday evening, in the village of South Kojo Yazidis of Sinjar district for refusing to convert to Islam, while the organization Busby village women and children and taken to Tal Afar.

Controlled (Daash) since the beginning of the month on large areas of the Nineveh Plain after fierce battles with the Peshmerga forces, which led to the withdrawal of the Peshmerga from these areas, and observers believe that the sophisticated weapons seized by (Daash) from the Iraqi army helped him control over these areas .

Valley control of the militant group on these areas inhabited by religious minorities of Christians, Yazidis, Shabak, Alcakaúah to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of them, and the occurrence of a major humanitarian disaster caused by trapping thousands of Yazidis in the mountains of Sinjar, where he died, hundreds of women, children and the elderly because of hunger and thirst and heat.

The presidency announced that the province, last week, that the Peshmerga forces and with the help of Iraqi and American Aviation was able to evacuate stranded Yazidis in Sinjar Mountains, and an end to the blockade.

It is noteworthy that the organization (Daash) may impose its control over the city of Mosul, the center of the province of Nineveh, (405 km north of Baghdad), in (the tenth of June 2014), also extended its activities beyond, to the provinces of Salahuddin, Kirkuk and Diyala, which led to a wave of displacement new in Iraq.
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Law: Abadi abide by the constitution in the resolution of all outstanding issues

Sun Aug 17 2014 16:57 | (Voice of Iraq) - Add Comment - Twilight News

Bloc said a coalition of state law, Sunday, Prime Minister-designate Haider Abadi abide by the principles of the rule of law, which relied on the Constitution as the basis for the resolution of all outstanding issues.

A member of the coalition, Mohammed Chihod, in an interview with "Twilight News" that "orientations State of Law coalition and its candidate, Prime Minister-designate Haider Abadi committed to accept what the Constitution and refused to accept what is rejected on resolving the outstanding issues."

He explained that Chihod "State of Law coalition agreed with Abadi that rejects any demand of the political blocs conflict with the Constitution, and the acceptance of the demands that are compatible with the Constitution in the ongoing negotiations to form a government."

And waiting for Prime Minister-designate Haider Abadi, many of the thorny issues that require complex and decisiveness led terrorism file and displaced persons and the crisis of oil exports from the Kurdistan Region and the relationship between the executive and legislative branches.

The mass of the Union of Forces identified the Sunni conditions for participation in the government led by al-Abadi agreed to implement and meet the demands of the six provinces that saw a wave of protests over the past months.
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Council Anbar governor Abadi and meet the security situation is improving

Sun Aug 17 2014 17:05 | (Voice of Iraq) - Add Comment - Twilight News

Said the Anbar province in western Iraq, Sunday, that the governor Ahmed al-Dulaimi, will meet with Prime Minister-designate Haider Abadi, during the next two days, while noting that the province is witnessing the security situation is stable, especially in areas that have seen a few days ago battles between the army and the tribes against the "Daash."

The deputy chairman of the Council Faleh al-Issawi, in an interview with "Twilight News", that "the security situation during the past two days in all areas of the province is witnessing stable security, and exposures are carried out by elements Daash pieces against the Iraqi army in some cutouts foiled all."

Issawi said that "Governor Ahmed al-Dulaimi, will meet with Prime Minister-designate Haider Abadi, during the next two days to discuss the files concerning the maintenance," noting that "al-Dulaimi is still present in Baghdad to discuss the situation to maintain security."

The subject areas and curse Rawa and Qaim, Fallujah, to control the vine "Daash" while still locked in the Iraqi army battles almost daily for the slow progress in some areas.


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Mass Jaafari reveal lines Abadi government: Foreign Arabs and defense for the year

Sun Aug 17 2014 17:08 | (Voice of Iraq) - Add Comment - Twilight News

She said the National Reform bloc led by the head of the National Alliance, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, and that her paper negotiating on forming a government that included the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the government of the Arab-Abadi component, whether Shiite or Sunni.

A member of the bloc honest ordeal for "Twilight News", "We hope that the rest of the Ministry of Defense of the component without changing the Arab and Sunni specifically for the component, and the longer these constants will be debated with the rest of the political components."

And announced that the National Alliance bloc, Sunday, for negotiating committee formed from components of the coalition to begin negotiations with other political blocs to speed up the formation of the government headed by Haidar al-Abadi.

He served for eight years, the Kurds and the Iraqi Foreign Ministry, along with the ministries of economic and service including trade, health, immigration and displaced persons.

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A parliamentary source: Zebari, deputy prime minister in the composition of the Government of the upcoming Abadi

Sun Aug 17 2014 17:54 | (Voice of Iraq) - Add a comment - Baghdad - Wayne

A parliamentary source revealed, on Sunday, us the names of the Kurdistan Alliance, a coalition that Sttboa ministerial positions and sovereign government in the lineup the next Haider al-Abadi, including Hoshyar Zebari, the former foreign minister.

The source told all of Iraq [where] that "the prominent figures in the Kurdistan Alliance, which will get the ministerial positions in the next government and former Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari and Khalid Huani and Khosro Goran," adding that "Hoshyar Zebari will serve as deputy prime minister, as will a candidate Union Kurdistan Islamic on one ministry may remain on the Department of Immigration and Displacement. "

He explained, "The change of the Kurdish bloc has got the post of Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament has exhausted the points but there is a demand from them to get the ministry."

The Information Office of the Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi, had announced, on Sunday, said Abadi reject any candidate of the political blocs for ministerial positions unless a competent, integrity and experience a good addition to the program, which will be managed by his ministry.

A source in the office received [where] a copy of the "Abadi depend determinants in the selection of several ministerial cab and he wants to rely on the efficiency and capacity and develop the work of the ministry as well as the integrity of the minister."

The National Alliance candidate who commissioned Haider Abadi decided to form a new government, naming him to a committee to negotiate with other political forces on the formation of the government.

The alliance said in a statement that the conferees agreed to determine the mechanism of dialogue with the political parties concerned to form a ministerial cab, and focus on the analysis of candidates to fill ministerial standards of competence, integrity, and national levels.

The decision came during a meeting of coalition leaders held Friday under the chairmanship of President of the Alliance, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, a meeting of leaders of the Iraqi National Alliance in the presence of Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi.

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Communist Party propose to the President of the Republic to hold a national conference actor
Sun Aug 17 2014 18:08 | (Voice of Iraq) - Add Comment - Alsumaria News / Baghdad
Suggested that the Iraqi Communist Party, Sunday, the President of the Republic Fuad Masum, a national conference "an active and real" to provide an atmosphere of serious debate and constructive dialogue to assess the problems of reality and ways to solve them, as infallible expressed its full support for this conference.

The president's office said in a statement received "Alsumaria News" copy of it, "infallible received in the Peace Palace in Baghdad, this morning, a delegation from the Iraqi Communist Party, headed by Dr. Raed Fahmi."

The delegation suggested the President of the Republic, "a national conference actor and real to provide an atmosphere of serious debate and constructive dialogue to assess the problems of reality and ways to solve them," adding that "the delegation of the party felt the need to be produced by this conference vision of the future united," according to the statement.

For his part, praised President infallible "the history of struggle of the Communist Party and effectiveness of cultural and civil society in the process of building and national history, including modern Iraqi and reinforces the importance of participation in the political life of the current."

He infallible full support for this conference, stressing "the need for everyone to review each comprehensive visions and policies in the overall aspects of the state."

And there was talk between the two communities about what "Iraq is going through a critical phase of dangerous and significant challenges, which requires everyone to unite and participate in the creation of a national perceptions about the nature of the envelope and what should be the future."

Referred to the Iraqi Council of Representatives votes, in (July 24, 2014), the choice of MP Fuad Masum, president of the Republic of Iraq by a majority vote of those present.
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Abaiji reveal efforts to prohibit the approval of the government seizing any lack of efficiency standards and professional

Sun Aug 17 2014 18:50 | (Voice of Iraq) - Add a comment - Baghdad-Where

Revealed the Deputy Civic Democratic Alliance, on Sunday, for the collection of signatures for a special resolution legislation prohibits any government approval of the quotas without professional standards and efficiency.

She sunrise Abaiji told all of Iraq [where] there will be a claim within the decision to hand over the sites and people who are competent ministries to enjoy a great deal of professionalism and impartiality and independence, as well as giving priority to the public interest and the interests of partisan and factional own.

The prime minister-designate Haider Abadi announced its rejection of any candidate of the political blocs for ministerial positions unless a competent, integrity and good experience in addition to the program, which will be moderated by his ministry. "

A source in the office said in a statement received [where] a copy of the "Abadi depend determinants of several in the selection of ministerial cab and he wants to rely on the efficiency and capacity and develop the work of the ministry as well as the integrity of the minister, and added that" there is a call will be directed to the political blocs in this regard and on the blocks that contribute to the success of the work of the next government, through the nomination and incompetent ministers have the ability to ensure the success of the work of their ministries during the coming period. "

The National Alliance candidate who commissioned Haider Abadi decided to form a new government, naming him to a committee to negotiate with other political forces on the formation of the government.

The statement said the alliance had received [where] a copy of the conferees agreed to determine the mechanism of dialogue with the political parties concerned to form a ministerial cab, and focus on the analysis of candidates to fill ministerial standards of competence, integrity, and national levels.

The decision came during a meeting of coalition leaders held Friday under the chairmanship of President of the Alliance, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, a meeting of leaders of the Iraqi National Alliance in the presence of Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi.
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Jubouri calls Abadi indifference to the "onerous demands" that are delaying the formation of the government

Sun Aug 17 2014 19:56 | (Voice of Iraq) - Add Comment - Sumerian News / Babylon

He called for a coalition of state law, Haitham al-Jubouri, Sunday, Prime Minister-designate Haider Abadi indifference to the "onerous demands" that are delaying the formation of the government, urging all parties not to raise the ceiling Mtalibha and to be altruistic.

Jubouri said in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "some blocks began slogans and demands are not applicable to embarrass the Prime Minister-designate Haider Abadi before his people in spite of knowing the inability of anyone to implement these demands," calling on all parties "not to raise Mtalibha roof and show altruism in order to accelerate the formation of the government. "

He added that "the masses should know that it is important now to agree on the government program and agree on Toukatadth and mechanisms for review and implementation, and know it is part of the responsibility and non-Mtfdilh participate even looking for concessions and take the price of their participation in the next government," calling Abadi to "indifference demands burdensome and delaying approval of the formation of the government because he is charged of any defect in front of people. "

The prime minister-designate Haider Abadi, a student, on Sunday (17 August 2014), the political blocs to contribute to the success of the work of the next government, as he emphasized the need to nominate ministers qualified.

The President of the Republic Fuad Masum cost, in (11 August 2014), leader of a coalition of state law Haider Abadi officially form a government, after a dispute lasted for more than two weeks, and met commissioning welcomed internationally and regionally and wide, as well as welcoming the various Iraqi political circles.

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Peshmerga forces advancing towards Mosul after the liberation of the dam

Sun Aug 17 2014 20:45 | (Voice of Iraq) - Add Comment - Alsumaria News / Baghdad

According to a news report on Sunday, that the Peshmerga forces made ​​progress in the fight against al "Daash", while noting they are advancing towards the city of Mosul, after hours of editing the dam.

It quoted "Reuters" in a report seen by "Alsumaria News", witnesses and the commander of Kurdish Peshmerga forces as saying that "the Kurdish fighters, advancing towards the city of Mosul, which is controlled by the Islamic militants in order to restore the state land seized by the organization."

It quoted an engineer who works at the site and in contact with the militants as saying, "The militants asked residents in the area of the dam to leave the place."

The engineer said that in Mosul Dam elements "Daash" told him they had planted bombs along the roads that lead to the dam, fearing that the Kurdish fighters to launch an attack on the facility, backed by American air raids.

For his part, said a spokesman for the peshmerga Hlkurd ruled that "American planes bombed targets near Mosul Dam over four hours and twenty years."

An official source in the Peshmerga reported earlier in the evening on Sunday, that the Peshmerga forces seized control of the Mosul Dam fully, stressing the continuation of American warplanes bombed sites Seen militants "Daash."

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Kurds are making progress against the Islamic state with the help of American air support

Sun Aug 17 2014 22:55 | (Voice of Iraq) - Add Comment - Dohuk (Reuters)

Witnesses said the commander of the Kurdish peshmerga forces on Sunday that Kurdish fighters advancing towards the city of Mosul, which is controlled by the Islamic militants in order to restore the state land seized by the organization.

The State Islamic militants have seized large swathes of territory in northern Iraq in the past few weeks and took control of the cities and oil fields, in addition to the plug connector, allowing them to flood the cities or cut off water and electricity supply them.

He said an engineer who works at the site and contact the militants demanded that the militants of the population in the region of the dam to leave the place.

The engineer said in Mosul Dam is the largest dam in Iraq, said the militants told him the Islamic state they planted bombs along the roads that lead to the dam, fearing that the Kurdish fighters to launch an attack on the facility, backed by American air raids.

A spokesman for the Peshmerga Hlkurd ruled that American planes bombed targets near Mosul Dam over twenty-four hours the past. This is the first time that the United States aircraft over Iraq since the withdrawal of American troops in 2011 because of the progress militants Islamic state.

He added: "God willing Snstaid control of the dam today."

Witnesses said Kurdish forces recaptured the towns of Tel Btmaya Skaff, which inhabited predominantly Christian, 30 km from Mosul, which is the closest point to reach since the expulsion of the peshmerga fighters of the Islamic State government troops from the city in June.

Witnesses said the Sunni fighters judge security points in Mosul and have carried out extensive searches of the vehicles and check the identity cards of individuals.

But as long as the dream of the Kurds living in the semi-autonomous region of northern Iraq independence from the central government in Baghdad, which is non-Arab minorities were suppressed for decades under Saddam Hussein's rule.

Tensions between Kurds and also Prime Minister outgoing Nuri al-Maliki, who fought with them on the budget dispute and oil.

The Kurds took advantage of the anarchy that swept northern Iraq since June, and seized the oil fields in the disputed Kirkuk.

But fighters from the Islamic state who seized heavy weapons from thousands of Iraqi soldiers who had fled from the confrontation shattered the myth that the Kurdish fighters are well trained and Mrhube side. Most of them have fled before the advance of militants the Islamic state.

And faces the new Iraqi prime minister Haidar al-Abbadi task ease tensions between Shiites and Sunnis that fueled sectarian fighting and awakened the ambitions of independence among Kurds motivated by money oil exports.

He warned the German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier of the establishment of an independent Kurdish state, saying that this would destabilize the region.

Steinmeier said in an interview with the newspaper Welt am Sonntag, published in the Sunday, "the establishment of an independent Kurdish state would further destabilize the region and cause new tensions perhaps also with the neighboring countries of Iraq."

He went on to say "I hope that this is to preserve the unity of Iraq."

The organization of Sunni Islamic state declared an Islamic caliphate in parts of Iraq, Syria controlled the territory in northern Iraq and defeat the Kurdish forces in the Kurdistan region and the expulsion of tens of thousands of Christians and Yazidis from their homes.

Steinmeier said he was convinced that Iraq will be able to stop the advance of militants if the politicians in Baghdad and Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan to mobilize all their forces and obtained the support of the international community.

Steinmeier met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi new Shiite in Baghdad on Saturday, said that the formation of a new government "is probably the last chance for the cohesion of Iraq."

And allowed the European Union to the governments of the EU member states individually to provide the Kurds of Iraq with weapons and ammunition, subject to the approval of the central government in Baghdad. Washington provides arms already.

And Steinmeier answered in response to a question about a possible German shipments, saying, "We do not rule anything .. look what could be a potential and offer what is necessary as soon as possible."

He repeated Massoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan region of Iraq, in an interview with the newspaper Welt am Sonntag his call for Germany and other countries by providing them with weapons.

And payment of the fear of militants the Islamic state, which Iraqi officials say they have hundreds of Yazidis were massacred thousands of people to flee to the Kurdish region.

In the city of Dohuk, about a hundred Yazidi demonstrated on Sunday and complained that they are tired of living in Iraq and want to travel to Turkey, but the Kurdish security forces prevented them.

Said Nadia (20 years) "They can not protect us. Militants the Islamic state came to our village and killed hundreds. Did not want to stay in Iraq kill us sooner or later."

She added, "I want America to help me. Peshmerga not let us pass."

Some Lkhz and move things into their own hands.

A member of the units to protect the Kurdish people and a Reuters photographer visited the training camp on Sunday, gunmen Kurdish Yazidis have trained hundreds of volunteers in several camps inside Syria in order to fight the organization of the Islamic State of Iraq in their own country.

The photographer spent Saturday in the training camp in Srimli military base in Qamishli northeastern Syria on the border with Iraqi Kurdistan, where he saw 55 Yazidi being trained to fight an Islamic state.

The young Yazidis dressed military green color and are being trained at the hands of Syrian Kurds in the use of assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades under a free Avh and temperature up to 40 degrees Celsius.

A member units to protect the Kurdish people in a telephone conversation "Civilians Yazidis want to stay in Syria because it is safer and more volunteers, but they want the right to return to Iraq and fight."

(Ahmed Hassan preparation for the Arab Bulletin - Edit Saifuddin Hamdan)

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National Alliance wants "simple majority" in the new government and its components differ on limbering

Sun Aug 17 2014 23:59 | (Voice of Iraq) - Add Comment - long-Presse / Baghdad

Parties emphasized the National Alliance, on Sunday, he will have half plus one of the ministries in the new government, but showed differing views on the size of the cab of government, despite its recognition of the "bulge" the former cabinet and the presence of many ministries similar tasks, and Guy When I returned to the feminine The government requires legislation from the parliament and the political consensus, revealed their quest to claim the Ministry of Defense, rather than internal, as well as the Ministries of Finance and a number of oil and service ministries.

The leader of the Bloc citizen, Hassan sari, in an interview to the newspaper (range), "The National Alliance held three meetings with the other political blocs, after commissioning Haider Abadi, the formation of the new government, to discuss a clear mechanism for the allocation of ministries," noting that "the National Alliance will have half plus one of the ministries in the new government, according to its size in the parliament, which more than fifty percent. "

He ruled out in force, that "the ministries be reduced, particularly if they involved all the political blocs in the next government," expected to "the next government is composed of 35 ministries, including those of the state."

He said the leader of the coalition of the Islamic Supreme Council, headed by Ammar al-Hakim, that "the previous government included 31 ministries plus four ministries state," revealing "negotiations between the political blocs currently to provide candidates for the ministries to lead, to the prime minister-designate."

The sari, that "the prime minister will have three deputies, as well as Vice-President of the Republic."

For their part, the deputies asked the National Alliance for the first time at the Ministry of Defense, rather than internal, confirming their quest to get the ministries of finance and oil, as well as a number of service ministries to ensure them a simple majority within the ministerial cab.

The MP for the coalition of state law, Ibtisam al-Hilali, in an interview to the newspaper (range), "The feminine ministries in the new government is still in the framework of the negotiations and did not decide about it yet," likely to "lead discussions within the National Alliance to reduce Cab new cabinet to 20 or more. "

Hilali explained, that "the prime minister-designate, Haider al-Abadi, a student at the last meeting of the National Alliance, to reduce the number of ministries," afterthought "but reducing the new government and merge some ministries needs to law Icherah the House of Representatives, as happened time of the previous government."

They expected an MP for the coalition of state law, that "is to combine all of the ministries of municipalities, housing and education, higher education and health with the environment," pointing out that "the merging ministries and reducing the number needs to be a political consensus, pending ongoing negotiations between the parties concerned in this regard."

And on the ministries of the National Alliance, which seeks to get them, confirmed al-Hilali, that "the National Alliance calls for the Ministry of Defense, rather than internal, and this of developments, in addition to oil, and visited some of the financial and service ministries."

In the context of preparations for the National Alliance to form the next government as well, said Ahmed Jamal, a spokesman for Reform bloc led by Ibrahim al-Jaafari, "The National Alliance called for the negotiating committee at its last meeting representing all of its components to consult with the rest of the blocks to form a government."

And saw the beauty, that "the involvement of all components of the National Alliance in negotiations to form a government will accelerate the formation of the constitutional period," asserting that "the leaders of the coalition have agreed with Prime Minister-designate on limbering the government to reduce the burden on the budget and address the situation of the Bulge in the institutions of the state."

He continued spokesman block al-Jaafari, that there is "Ministries no longer required her to the presence of bodies and government institutions carry out its tasks, like the Office of Human Rights, which play the role of the Ministry of Human Rights", returned to be "Merge Ministries many are similar in terms of reference such as education, agriculture, water resources, industry, science and technology" .

He said Jamal, said that "the integration of those ministries and feminine replace some discussions within the National Alliance currently," and expressed hopes for the National Alliance, "Bala exceed the number of members of the 22-member Council of Ministers in order to accelerate decision-making within the Council and to promote harmony among the ministers."

The MP for the National Alliance, Ibrahim Bahr al-Ulum, said in an interview to the (long-Presse), earlier in the evening, that the throughput of the media and the official site of the Prime Minister-designate, Haider al-Abadi, on the government program and reduce the ministries and reducing the salaries of the House of Representatives, what is the "only perceptions of" unofficial, noting that the coalition has formed a committee of eight to put that program about acceptable to other national powers, because it would be "binding" for all.

The detection of the National Alliance, yesterday (the 15th of August now), announced the signing of its candidate for prime minister, Haydar al-Abadi, the rules of procedure which provides for determining the position two terms "in order to prevent repeat the mistakes of the stage of the previous government," and among he would take it upon himself to monitor government performance and subjecting Prime Minister of the regular annual accounting, confirmed negotiations starting blocks to determine the features of the next government.

He was President, Fuad Masum, formally charged in (the 11th of August 2014 Current) leader of the Islamic Dawa Party, Haider al-Abadi, the formation of the new government, replacing Nouri al-Maliki, while announced last withdraw his candidacy, and support the candidate of the National Alliance to form a new government.
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36 items and puts the Kurds are united to form a government

Mon Aug 18 2014 01:27 | (Voice of Iraq) - Add a comment - Baghdad - morning
Private sources for "morning," said Prime Minister-designate Haider Abadi seeks to embed the new government program clauses dealing with crises, political, security, economic, revealing a quest to change most of the ministers and the adoption of competencies instead.
In preparation for the process of direct negotiations on forming a government has completed the major political blocs, especially the Kurdistan Alliance and the coalition are united for reform leaves the negotiation in order to participate in the government and determine their share of ministries, as adopted Kurds paper Arbil contained 19 items, while positioning the coalition united 17 items mainly to negotiate the formation of the government.
The sources said that the government program will include three files are:
1 political file, and will focus its provisions to ensure that the principle of national partnership and the representation of the components of the Iraqi depending on the elections and work according to the Constitution and abide by it and make it a reference basis to resolve all the problems facing the government with regulating the relationship between the center in the province and the provinces, which will be given wider powers, and the consolidation of state institutions and promote the principle of citizenship and the fight against extremism in all its forms.
2 security file, as it would provide its articles on the application of a new strategy for security and provide full support for the security forces, and focus on the training and arming of the allocation of money to her, and to prevent armed manifestations Wi gatherings outside the law, and unite the Iraqi people with security forces in the fight against terrorism.
3 economic file, and will confirm its articles on the importance of the adoption of a comprehensive development plan for the construction and reconstruction and to give priority to disadvantaged regions and affected, and to encourage investment by amending the laws in force now, and the provision of essential services to the citizens, especially electricity and oil derivatives, water and other other things, focus on increasing imports Iraq Non-oil and interest in the areas of agricultural, industrial, and my education, education and support competencies and fight financial and administrative corruption, poverty and work to reduce the unemployment rate.
With regard to the cabinet reshuffle, sources revealed to seek to change most of the ministers and the adoption of competencies instead of them, indicating that direct consultations will begin in the coming days on the agreement on the government program and the cabinet reshuffle.
To that revealed an MP for the coalition united for reform WIN in the National Union of Forces Nora Albjara, paper items negotiating for her coalition with Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi, on forming a government.
She Albjara for "Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network," "The paper includes 17 items, including a balance in all state institutions, and to ensure the independence of the judiciary and away from political influences, and to show good faith release of detainees, and to accelerate the adoption of the amnesty law and directed the innocent only exception who have their hands stained with the blood of Iraqis, and re-possessions and Real Estate Investment Commission of the Sunni Endowment, and citizens, as well as negotiating the terms of the other.
For his part, said the Kurdistan Alliance MP Arafat Karam: The paper Arbil, which occurred in 2010 and included 19 items will be present in the negotiations to form a government with Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi, pointing out that the next stage phase of Iraq's unity and unity in fighting gangs Daash terrorist.
Extensive details ...
The sources said that the items that are related to the file of political will focus on:
1 - ensure the principle of national partnership and the representation of the components of the Iraqi depending on the elections
2 - act in accordance with the Constitution and abide by the reference and make it the basis to resolve all the problems facing the government with regulating the relationship between the center and the provinces in the province to be granted greater powers.
3 - the consolidation of state institutions and promote the principle of citizenship and the fight against extremism in all its forms.
4 support national dialogues and participate in the political process and to provide full support for the security forces.
The sources pointed out that the items that relate to the security file would provide for:
1 application of a new strategy for security and provide full support for the security forces.
2 - prevent armed manifestations Wi gatherings outside the law, and unite the people with security forces in the fight against terrorism.
3 - continue to train and equip security forces and the allocation of funds to them.
Sources reported that the government program on the economic file will emphasize:
1 - Adoption of a comprehensive development plan for the construction and reconstruction and to give priority to the affected areas and disadvantaged.
2 - to encourage investment by amending the laws in force now.
3 - provide the necessary services for the citizens, especially electricity and oil derivatives, water and other things from the other.
4 - focus on increasing Iraq's imports of non-oil and attention to agricultural and industrial areas.
5 - Bmelvi attention to education and support competencies and seek to bring it back home.
6 - to fight financial and administrative corruption, poverty and work to reduce the unemployment rate.
7 - pay attention to women and young people and the importance of their investment in building the country.
It would also provide program support to the displaced and displaced persons and seek to bring them back to their areas after the restoration of security and stability.
With regard to the cabinet reshuffle, sources revealed to seek to change most of the ministers and the adoption of competencies, pointing to the possibility of the survival of the Minister or two at most, indicating that direct consultations will begin in the coming days on the agreement on the government program and the cabinet reshuffle.

Naming the negotiating committee

In the meantime, called the Iraqi National Alliance, the negotiating committee, which is located upon themselves to conduct talks to form a government, a specific mechanism for dialogue with the political parties concerned to form a ministerial cab.
A statement by the Office of the President of the National Alliance, Dr. Ibrahim al-Jaafari, received "morning," a copy of it, yesterday, that "al-Jaafari, chaired a meeting of the leaders of the Iraqi National Alliance in the presence of Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi."
He added that "the conferees agreed to determine the mechanism of dialogue with the political parties concerned to form a government, and focus on the analysis of candidates to fill ministerial standards of competence, integrity, and national."
The statement pointed out that "the conferees agreed unanimously on the preparation of the government program for the next phase, which take care to address the security situation, and the strategy to eliminate corruption, and the development of the economic sector, and industrial, and investment."
He urged the need to expedite the formation of the government Stressing "to open dialogues with the political components other; to submit their candidates for ministerial positions according to the standards of competence, integrity, and national, and to agree on a government program Rezin would address the security situation, economic, and political.

Claim to succeed in the work of the next government

He demanded the prime minister-designate, yesterday, the political blocs to contribute to the success of the work of the next government, while stressing the need to nominate ministers qualified.
Ebadi said in a statement: "The political blocs to contribute to the success of the work of the next government." He pointed out that "the success of the government is through the nomination and competent ministers have the ability to work and the success of their ministries." Declaring clearly that he would reject any candidate of the political blocs for ministerial positions unless a competent, integrity and good experience in addition to the program, which will be moderated by his ministry. "

Paper united negotiating for reform

Revealed MP for the coalition united for reform in the WIN National Union of Forces Nora Albjara, paper items negotiating for her coalition with Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi, on forming a government.
She Albjara for "Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network": "The paper includes 17 items, namely:
1 achieve a balance in all state institutions.
2 ensure the independence of the judiciary and excluded from political influences.
3 show goodwill release of detainees, and to accelerate the adoption of the amnesty law and directed the innocent who only exception stained their hands with the blood of Iraqis.
4 re property and Real Estate Investment Commission and the citizens of the Sunni Endowment, which was expropriated in abnormal conditions.
5 activate the second amendment to the Law 21, in particular the expansion of powers of the governors and provincial councils.
6 to start the strategic transport projects in the provinces of Anbar and Mosul, Salahuddin and Diyala, and in the forefront of these projects and the establishment of rail airports.
7 Cancel Operations Command assigned to the provinces and local police and border guards, the management of the security file.
8 enactment of compulsory service.
9 to participate in the decision of what security and military reflects the diversity of the community in Iraq.
10 prosecution of all the forces of terror in various Msmyate if the base or militias or others.
11 banning the use of phrases and titles of racial or sectarian nature in all state institutions, especially schools, colleges and universities.
12 develop an action plan for the reconstruction of the neglected provinces and affected by the military operations.
13 to stop military operations and airstrikes on the provinces of Nineveh, Anbar, Salahuddin and Diyala, Kirkuk and Baghdad parties.
14 re-displaced to their towns.
15 ensure the freedom of expression guaranteed by the Constitution.
16 Cancel the law of accountability and justice to the absence of need for it, and the Union of Forces for the post of First Deputy President of the Republic.
17 show goodwill release of the former army leaders in a move to calm. "
Pointing out that "these items are the roadmap to negotiate with Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi."

Paper Kurds negotiating

The Kurdistan Alliance MP Arafat Karam has confirmed, that the paper Arbil, which took place in 2010, will be present in the negotiations to form a government with Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi, pointing out that the next stage phase of Iraq's unity and unity in fighting gangs Daash Alarhabiyh.obin Karam's "Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network," that "the claims of the Kurdish forces will include more than paper Erbil agreement signed in 2010, because the situation has seen many changes, so will negotiate commissions with Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi, on this paper and other points that have been developed after the emergence of gangs Daash terrorist , and the emergence of security flaw in large areas of Iraq. "
He continued that "the paper material Erbil 19 points, has to be applied, most notably the salaries of the Peshmerga and the export of oil, but we hope to be fighting gangs Daash terrorist, part of the reasons for Iraq's unity and unity to confront terrorism Aldaasha, and resolving the problems known in the oil and gas law and the salaries of the Peshmerga and the budget" .
He called Karam to the formation of the Federation Council, which would avoid many of Iraq's political disputes, such as the outstanding problems between the KRG and the federal government.

Warnings of pending files open

For his part, warned a member of the House of Representatives on the mass of the citizen Amer Hussein Jassim, of the delay in forming the government because of some political parties to open files outstanding during the period of formation, calling to suspend consideration of all political files until after the formation of the government, which will be settled in the arena and gradual.
Jassim said the "Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network:" The "on the political parties to invest international and regional support for Prime Minister-designate Haider Abadi, in the unification of political positions and speed up the formation of the government, after the investment of time remaining for the completion of the government during the timings specific constitutional." He added Amer that " After the formation of the government is possible to open those files to promote the reality of the year in the country, "the head of the citizen .orgeh Baqir al-Zubaidi, a breakthrough is evident in the national relations between the blocks in the next phase.

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Prime block change Hoshyar Abdullah: speed up the formation of the government is not important for the components of the Iraqi as important as solving the problems accumulated since the three previous governments

Mon Aug 18 2014 04:14 | (Voice of Iraq) - Add Comment - The head of the parliamentary bloc MP Hoshyar change Abdullah, said that to speed up the formation of Cab government is not important for the components of the Iraqi as important as solving the problems accumulated since three successive governments, which was resolved a reason to postpone the arrival of the Iraqi scene to this tragic case.

Abdullah said in a statement quoted by the media office of the Mass: "The front of the Shiite house and Dr. Haider Abadi today a golden opportunity to sit down with representatives of the Iraqi factions to resolve all differences accumulated and deferred since the three successive governments, in order not to repeat the mistakes of those governments that have brought Iraq to this case tragic , "noting:" that everyone has to admit that the blunders that have occurred where previous governments are the cause of all the political and security implications that we are experiencing today. "

He explained: "The postponement of the resolution of outstanding issues between the center and the region over the past years has caused aggravation of the differences between the parties, until it came to a state of estrangement between them, and the first of those files, the issue of land and the disputed areas, and this a priority for the response must be resolved according to the Constitution, In addition to file the distribution of wealth and how to distribute the federal budget and give 17 percent of the Kurds, and to agree on legislation to oil and gas law, and resolving file Peshmerga forces and considered within the Iraqi defense system. "

He added: "The case has not different much for the sons of the Sunni who Tmoa wanted to feel a part of the political power in Iraq and to be with their provinces real powers, pursuant to the principle of federalism enshrined in the Constitution, Vmcharkthm formalism within successive governments have devoted their sense of marginalization and exclusion, and bare They have a state of frustration enables regulation of Daash exploited to extend its control over parts of their provinces and the imposition of criminal Ajindath carrots and intimidation. "


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Allawi: Maliki to leave a legacy tired .. I was born and policy problems did not envision the worst in our dreams

Mon Aug 18 2014 04:47 | (Voice of Iraq) - Add Comment - former prime minister described in an interview with the Middle East} {attack the prime minister of the outgoing Saudi Arabia b «tragic»
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It seems Dr. Iyad Allawi, the first prime minister in Iraq after the change of the regime of Saddam Hussein, is not optimistic or pessimistic about the commissioning Haider Abadi, the National Alliance to form the next Iraqi government, but he (Allawi) certainly Taatlbsa fear for the fate of Iraq and the Iraqis and to the political process that «reached deadlocked, and the unity of the country, which certainly will be divided if the situation remains as it is ».

Allawi, who won in the recent elections to the 250 thousand votes, a leader of a coalition of national, which has 21 seats in the Iraqi parliament .. «Despite the marginalization and arrests, assassinations and ablation, which claimed the lives of a number of our candidates and our supporters, and preventing our voters from reaching polling stations», spoke for « Middle East »that she met in Amman, has been put through his speech a lot of questions that reflect his commitment to the future of Iraq« who is going through a very difficult », pointing out that« our coalition will participate in the government if all goes according to the roadmap does not marginalize anyone and do not depend approach sectarian ».

The following is the text of the interview:

* How do you see the situation the day after the departure of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki?

- Maliki to leave a legacy so tired of the country, and those eight years he spent in power generated problems we did not expect, even in the worst of our dreams, 12 years after the departure of the regime of Saddam messing «Al-Qaeda», which is in the form of «Daash» Iraq, and «Daash» the result of «Al-Qaeda». Iraqis Almentvdon in Baghdad and other provinces are unconstitutional since February 2011 have expanded their protests to be mobility turnout and widespread did not pay attention to him and to the demands of the masses that a large part of them are legitimate, this marginalization was born a crack sectarian and damaging the chips task of Iraqi society and national unity and the armed forces used by the government after the year and a half to meet the protesters and generated battles until today, has been named by al-Maliki «Daash», and they are not b «Daash», but they are a motionless Popular composed of clans and tribes and the forces of other civil rejecting the marginalization of sectarian and political exclusion. Added to this is that Iraq has become a country to hang and a renegade and divided lacks the institutions of the state, even the armed forces, which we believe they are able to protect the country's security challenges have not committed to do so, and the Iraqi army hero fitter and strong, but he lost his identity, unfortunately, no longer have something to fight for, This is what was left of the Iraqi people. I tried, when he received al-Maliki, power, and especially in 2010, to support it and help him until I played a role in his visits to see some Arab states, especially Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and when I traveled to meet with leaders of some Arab and European countries to write him letters, I wrote to him three messages, whether there is a theme to be explored or convey his views to others, but he did not need any message, and then turned to us and seemed prejudiced and ruined political effort, as we participated with him in the ministry's first to support it, but we withdrew them later, and instead of being open, we tried Minister lure of money, and I mean our ministers, and this defect is not permissible political action, we did not come to displace each other, we were opponents, and we struggled to change the regime of Saddam Hussein, and not work against each other. After the elections the penultimate beat «Iraq» in spite of operations ablation and marginalization, arrests and killings, which affected our candidates and our supporters, but we won and we have made ​​clear progress, but insistently American and Iranian, and in collaboration with the Presidency of the Republic, was standing against the «Iraq» and declined the presidency for our mandate to form a government the impact of an Iranian, and this is acknowledged by later President Jalal Talabani in front of a number of members of our list, Maliki was behind all this, and today says that the coalition (state law) should form the government as the winner of the recent elections, while insisting on depriving «Iraq» of formation government after its victory in the previous election .. This is what he left al-Maliki, the destruction in Iraq and the political process.

* Today, how do you see the events after his departure?

- Today there are assigned to Mr. Haider Abadi, to form a cabinet, which came from the womb of the Dawa Party, also, the same Maliki's party, we do not know yet orientations and program and orientations, and there are many questions about whether will be directed towards positive change or that application will follow with the previous trend, do you speak in a manner New or used with previous language? Does two masters disadvantages that have occurred in the past and enhances the positives, if any, in the march past?, these things are still vague and unknown to us, but I know very well is that the Iraqi scene is not pleased and scary and mischievous, especially in light of the consequences that you get in the region, in addition to all of this has become the political scene in Iraq is not decided, but in some capitals, especially with regard to strategic decisions.

* Any capitals mean?

- I mean Tehran. Qassem Soleimani (Commander of Qods Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard) and recognized by the Iranians visited Iraq recently to find a way out of the crisis, the prime government. As well as Washington, which is back on the line and entered the Iraqi situation after she had moved away and forgot about him for a period of time. These two capitals, which were taking important political decisions on behalf of the Iraqi people. We we presented a clear roadmap to save the country and sent them to the rest of the political parties in Iraq, and our hope is high that this change that has occurred is a good opportunity to move the situation toward the good of the country and the people, and we hope to Brother Abadi to invest this for a chance to historical granted to it, and invest as well as international support to the issue of Iraq, and to work in order to ensure the unity of Iraq and rescued from the crises, and leave their positions in the Dawa Party and the head of the Government of Iraq and not representative of the Dawa party, and I remember that when I commissioned prime minister of Iraq by the Governing Council left Accord Movement and handed over the leadership's decision to me to Imad Shabib , may God have mercy on him, and refused to appoint members of the movement, with the exception of only two, in the institutions of government, and I consider myself to work for all of Iraq and Iraqis, and not for a particular party or sect Although I was enjoying the legislative and executive powers. My hope is that the benefit Abadi of this opportunity and bring the Iraqis are not able to Maliki achieved and diagnose weaknesses and unannounced, and criticizes the previous experience of the negatives and appreciate the positives if there are pros, not out of the Dawa Party, but in terms of Iraq and the interests of Iraq, even appreciate that build relationship of trust and communicate with him, on the one hand, on the other hand he has to explain his views on what should be it Iraq, there are at least two and a half million Iraqis displaced from different provinces, and dear brother Massoud Barzani, president of Kurdistan region told me that they have million and 200 thousand displaced people from the western provinces and different regions, before the events of this «Daash», there are displaced from the rest of the provinces to Baghdad and other provinces, and what will be the treatment of protesters in mass movement? Or is it will break up the case? Will the release of the detainees will be among them five thousand women? Will you reconsider the accusations that have been leveled and some that was not built on the foundations of a genuine? What about national reconciliation and the de «Baath»? And whether we will stay on the road striding political sectarianism and the creation of a sectarian fissures in society? Does the state will be based on the basis of merit, not regional affiliation? Will the federal government to release oil and gas law and equal distribution of wealth? Will resort to positive dialogue with the Kurdistan region and the creation of clear mechanisms to deal with Erbil to ease the crisis? The answer to these questions is in the unity of Iraq and the government's success. During the past eight years he must accomplish all of these things, but unfortunately even today's complicated things become more complex and falter, the country entered the terrorist forces of «Daash» consists of a few hundred and captured the areas huge country and killed and displaced innocent citizens.

Q: What about Iraq's foreign policy and accused al-Maliki of some Arab countries hostile to Iraq?

- Of more things tragically are accusations by the Iraqi government to the Arab countries, especially Saudi Arabia, which supported Iraq and the political process is the UAE, charges based on lies, does that mean that if you came Afghan or diagonal or Saudi or Yemeni or Sudanese to fight within the ranks of « Al-Qaeda »or« Daash »in Iraq, that their governments are sent? Does this mean that the Iraqi government is sent militias fighting in Syria to support the regime of Bashar al-Assad. All Arab countries stood up and supported the Iraqi government and its former president, but her face accusations instead of opening it, and this encouraged by these countries better when the change happened in Iraq recently.

* Talk too much about that change with Abadi is a leader in high Dawa Party, which is led by al-Maliki and belongs to the same coalition led by al-Maliki, what makes you optimistic about a positive change to happen?

- Do not expect too much, but we wish him (Abadi) to take advantage of the negative aspects of the previous stage and support the local, Arab, regional and international, who received his nomination to head the government, and for this I said that the brother-Abadi, that indicates the citizen during the previous period, and it was under her leadership, and that the FAFSA it relates to what happened previously unknown and begin the implementation of a national program clearly hurt towards the achievement of national partnership government Nadzh and national reconciliation and a successful political process does not exclude, but terrorists and thieves of public money, and get out of the influence of foreign intervention and the building of state institutions on the basis of a non-sectarian and regionalization, this is what we believe is the only way out of the crisis in Iraq, and I think this is what should become otherwise will not keep Iraq, added to that should be included in group mobility national in any future government as representatives of the forces of national mission and stood peacefully against a lot of the procedures wrong, and had their demands part of the project and another part can adapt, they must engage them may not be relied on elements benefited from the system.

* Did you meet in Erbil some tribal leaders protesting the government?

- We know them well for a long time and they are our friends and brothers, and some of them are linked with relations of a family, like a house-Sulaiman who know them from their ancestors, and not now, as well as Sheikh Ali Hatem and the families of slaves, and Daham Nostra clans of the complex, and beautiful Anbar, Sheikh Mhhan was a member of our coalition , and Hussein al-Shaalan, how can we fail to meet them and talk to them? These are those who stood with us in the elimination of Saddam Hussein's regime, and they have legitimate demands they expressed peacefully and not through armed struggle, but they were protesters and the government reneged them, yes we communicate with them and with some of the academics and the Baathists who left the Baath Party, and I am the first Iraqi official to open the doors Dialogue between the resistance and the Baathists on the one hand and the American administration and we were able to convince the part of the resistance to participate in the political process, if the dialogue with the elders of fennel and others to stop the bloodshed and loss of life, why not cooperate and talk to them? These people are peaceful and Arubion and patriots and the supervision and preferred them and the date of the founding of this country and of their ancestors led revolted against British colonialism. I think that such a dialogue should have been done by the government itself, why all this bloodshed? There are terrorists must be arrested and prosecuted according to the laws in force, instead of directing reckless accusations that this or that Sunni and Shiite and shows.

* What do you think is the health of the charges against prominent Iraqi politicians by al-Maliki?

- I do not know what the charge Tareq al-Hashemi, former Vice-President, or charge Rafie al-Issawi, a former finance minister, or what is the charge Ahmed al-Alwani, former member of Parliament? I do not know what is the story of Mohammed Allawi, a former minister of communication, and why the prime minister against him? Why chasing Shabibi, Governor of the Bank of the former Iraqi, from one country to another? We do not know what are the charges against Karim Wahid, the former electricity minister, or Dr. Alaa al-Alwani, a well-known physician and was minister of health and a senior official at the World Health Organization? A lot of their ilk, why these accusations? Is it right to separate the charges according to what they want and call descriptions: this is against Iraq, and that traitor, just as was the regime of Saddam do? Maliki says that all clients and the opposition are not Iraqis, this was the same words expressed by the former regime on us and on the opposition, and those between Sunni and Shiite and Kurd and Christian, any one if he does not support them against Iraq. Let me tell you this story, I have had a relationship of deep and strong with brother Massoud Barzani, and for whom I have great respect too, talked to me in late, after one hour and a half in the morning a few months ago, and I know that he sleeps early and wakes up early Fastgrepett it, I asked him about the subject, he said: I overfull, and was agitated. He continued, saying: We have arrived Thread to cut people's livelihoods and cut the salaries of employees in the Kurdistan region, how to gag me about it? Hdoth talked with him and I told him it is important that the emotion does not lead to a breach of the constitution, he replied: It is not inconceivable that it comes to cutting the salaries of the people. And here I am surprised at this act, how can the prime minister be punished as part of the Iraqi people because of his disagreement with the Presidency of the Kurdistan Region? What is the guilt employee who is counting his family depends on his salary to find himself with no salary and no financial source? If there is a political problem be solved through dialogue and not to punish the Kurdish people. The whole construction is wrong, and go wrong, and this may not be in a country like Iraq is going through very difficult circumstances, and it is added to the conditions of the region and the international circumstances that increase in the aggravation of the situation.

* Do you think that these conditions will lead to the partition of Iraq?

- If there has been no positive change, yes, country-oriented division. If you note the provinces where there have been protests and mobility mass, which took advantage of «Daash» circumstances and entered it will no longer be subject to and accepted for Rcn to Baghdad's control on them, today poses Almtwaznon project decentralized system, and militants are demanding the establishment of federations and regions, and the brothers the Kurds in the Kurdistan region and who went deeper central government clicking on them are turning to the confederation and the referendum on independence for the region. I am in a session with brother Massoud Barzani In a separate meeting with Barzani brother, I told them if the issuance of oil and gas law and the principle of the division achieved national wealth does subside problems. He replied brother Massoud Barzani, saying: «all the problems will be reduced and even the issue of Kirkuk will fall». And I say it now publicly through your newspaper. When I returned to Baghdad commissioned a friend, Majid Jafar, one of the specialists in the fields of oil and gas and financial resources left no extensive study and practical about this subject and handed over to the brother Adnan al-Janabi, a deputy of the «Iraq» and chairman of the oil and gas committee in the previous parliament, which was completed two projects, one of them for oil and gas, and the other for the distribution of financial resources, and has referred the two projects of the United Nations, which called for political blocs to a meeting at its headquarters in Baghdad on the subject and has been studied projects and presented to the House of Representatives, but the government objected and said we offer the projects, and according to the law, the priority of the projects submitted by the government Then the House of Representatives, and as a result the government has not provided any bill that did not allow parliamentary committees to submit the bill, and this is a great topic to create a node between the Kurdistan region and the provinces on the one hand and between the center of the other hand. When there are clear rules governing the partnership in the economy and security and to take important decisions to be all things clear, but what happened is the opposite, marginalization and accusations and persecution of the people.

* What you mentioned about the excesses carried out by al-Maliki to the country and the people, do you think you would be (al-Maliki) to legal accountability or judicial?

- Certainly, he and Officials others in the government must be subject to accountability, has become violations of the lives and killed wholesale, arrests, violations of the Constitution, financial corruption terrible, accusations of Ministers, there are ministers told me that they would file lawsuits against al-Maliki against officials in his government, including my cousin Mohammed Allawi, Minister outgoing communications. I told him you can not be consistent with this government is not worthy of you to remain where you have to resign, and he did, and after his resignation began to be a big attack and accusations of cheap distort the reputation and history of our family with everyone attests to his integrity and devotion to the country and his work, and the reason for his resignation that he revealed deals corruption-backed al-Maliki did not agree with them.

* Why do you think this insistence that governs the Dawa Party of Iraq? And why should that be the prime minister of this party for the third time (al-Jaafari and al-Maliki and al-Abadi)?

- I talked with the leaders of the National Alliance and invited them to choose a candidate for prime minister from outside the Dawa party, there are people competent and qualified to head the government of the other parties in the National Alliance, such as Adel Abdul Mahdi, or Ahmed Chalabi, or even (Ibrahim) al-Jaafari, with Abdul-Mahdi, there is a kind reassurance of being positive and open to others, and all spectrum of the Iraqi convinced him, I do not know how things are devolved to this conclusion? What I do know is that Iran has an influential role in all the main candidates in the centers, and would have been better if the candidate was not on the Dawa Party, although we hope that the Abadi as it should.

* Do Scharcn in government Abadi?

- If achieved what ensures the unity of Iraq and the salvation of crises and rule the country as the head of the Government of Iraq and all Iraqis and is not liable in the Dawa party and presented a program to assure the safety of the country, we will be with him, and to the contrary, we would be against orientations. Our participation in the government relies on two stages, the first of the road map, if we agreed or on a large part of the important ones Fsnhark, and we want government of national partnership and real, we are not looking for personal privileges nor for narrow interests, but rather look for the interests of Iraqis and privileges to them. On what basis migrates Iraqi Christians who are indigenous to the country? Since more than a year as they leave their country except for what happened to them recently in Mosul at the hands of «Daash» which forced them and is sickening to leave their homes and their city, as well as the Yazidis, who have been subjected to massacres and forced displacement, and before them the people of Anbar, Tikrit and Samarra and Diyala and Babil and Baghdad and the belt of Baghdad and Nasiriyah and Basra, why all this happened and is happening? We do not want to be in Iraq class citizens first, second and third, we want to feel that all of Iraq, the Iraqi him and live with dignity and head held high, otherwise do not walk away. If the government goes ahead in this way would be a welcome, and we'll be soldiers for their success, and otherwise we will have another position, certainly.

* Is there a possibility that Iyad Allawi, a minister in the next government?

- I can tell you that the subject depends on the course of the next government, if came the track in the right way that we talked about earlier, according to the road map that we have provided will sit only in favor, but more than this, but if this does not happen we'll stand deduced, it is not only the government , but of the entire political process because they have reached an impasse, and if not corrected the political process, there is no meaning to the government nor to the House of Representatives and of the country or the state. Iraq's political process has led to the marginalization and destruction due to sectarian and political dominance of external influence them and because of exclusion. Because of the failure of the political process was unable to former House of Representatives chaired by Brother Osama Najafi, a good man and a capable, than to issue a legally important one, the laws have become issued on the basis of the Shiites, and that for the year, and the law of the Kurds, and another for the Christians, and these laws did not move or do , even simple laws for the inability of Parliament issued such parties law and the law of the Federal Court, and the law of elections, not to mention the issuance of the rules of procedure of the Council of Ministers and the oil and gas law and the law of independent bodies.

* Do you think that there is a solution to the crisis between Baghdad and the Kurdistan region?


- First, we are grateful for the Kurds, not as leaders only, but as a people because they Astdhavona when we were in opposition and endured the rigors of the former regime because of our presence they have also, and I am I have had a close relationship with our brothers the Kurds, and especially Mr. Massoud Barzani, and Baghdad are responsible for poor relationship between the central government and the region , and this hurt Iraq and the Iraqi people as a whole, and damaged part of important people, who are the Kurds, who have played an important role in the history of Iraq, they are the first to proclaim the slogan «autonomy for Kurdistan and democracy for Iraq», when they launched their revolt under the leadership of the late Mullah Mustafa Barzani, and granted autonomy in 1970 by the Baath Party, and if things had gone properly since then what had happened to Iraq what happened, and when it came us Americans in 2003, it was necessary that there be awareness and practice to deal fraternal and transparency in the relationship with our brothers the Kurds, instead of push them to the level of extremism that has reached some of them, or for the isolation or confined positions suffered from them, which led to tension and complexity of the political situation. This is not true, and I and many times I talked in depth about the problems experienced by Iraq, and I swear that his feelings of national very sincere about the country and the Iraqi people, and practices to confirm this, a man when he gives the word stick out and does not have many facets, but one face and one word does not enjoy double Ptvkirh or behavior permanently. * What about the Sunnis in Iraq? - to assume that some of the year may be abused, what should be done to deal with them the way they dealt with the government policies of exclusion and marginalization and aggressive. * President Barack Obama said in an interview published in the «Middle East» , The Shiites wasted opportunity, or failed to rule Iraq, what is your comment? - from Shia intended? Then why the administration adopted a method of dividing Iraqi society to the Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds. Shiites did not fail in Iraq, but there is a pattern of Shiites are a failure, and these can not be designated as representatives of Iraq's Shiites, but these have failed not because they are Shiites, but they failed in the management of Iraq, and there are years participated in the governance and failed, and I am totally convinced that the process Political should not rely on quotas and not to claim one that represents this community or that, Alliance National is part of the Shiite community, and not all Shiite, and Sunni blocs representing part of the year, not every year, even if the Iraqi state remains did not disintegrate, did not happen only shift system Saddam Hussein, it would have changed the outcome of the elections, but elections have remained confined to the people and not all people.
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Advance the nomination of the Shiite alliance delegation negotiator year .. and testing Abadi high ceiling demands

Mon Aug 18 2014 06:40 | (Voice of Iraq) - Add Comment - mass citizen denies the nomination of Bahr al-Ulum al-Zubaidi, and any position in the government anticipated
Baghdad: Hamza Mustafa

In an attempt to confirm the unity of position after the violent tremor, which suffered on the largest bloc in the Iraqi parliament called the National Alliance (the largest Shiite bloc in the Iraqi parliament) delegation negotiating with other political blocs in order to accelerate the formation of the government, which commissioned Haider Abadi formed.
A statement issued by the Office of the President of the National Alliance, Ibrahim al-Jaafari yesterday, said that the latter chaired a meeting of the leaders of the Iraqi National Alliance in the presence of al-Abadi, though «the conferees agreed to determine the mechanism of dialogue with the political parties concerned to form a ministerial cab, and focus on the analysis of candidates to fill ministerial standards of competence, integrity, The National ». The statement pointed out that «the conferees agreed on the preparation of the government program for the next phase, which take care to address the security situation, and the strategy for the eradication of corruption, and the development of the economic sector, and industrial, and investment», pointing out that «during the meeting, naming the negotiating committee, which will bear the conduct talks to form a government with the rest of the political blocs, and will start work soon ».
This is the first meeting of the National Alliance after passing crisis, the choice of prime minister-designate to form the next government after the refusal of Prime Minister outgoing Nuri al-Maliki to comply with the desire of the leaders of the coalition and the Shiite religious authorities, as well as other blocks of non-renewal of his third term. But a coalition of state law, led by al-Maliki returned again to the meetings of the coalition after the waiver Maliki, who had insisted that the coalition does not the National Alliance is the largest bloc in parliament.
While showing interest in the national coalition parties in order to accomplish extraordinary ministerial cab ahead of time her constitutionally both the Kurdistan Alliance and the Sunni Arabs have not finished after internal discussions on how to participate in the government. Observers believe Followers of significant political in Iraq that at the time keen when most of the leaders of the National Alliance to be limited to the primary task for the next government on how they can whereby ministers chosen on the basis of integrity, efficiency and technocrats, both the Kurds and the Sunnis are looking for a government program before proceeding to submit their candidates to fill various positions.
At the same time, the war began Altsriyat nomination at the level of this character or those for ministerial positions and sovereign. In this context, the citizen denied the mass of the Islamic Supreme Council headed by Ammar al-Hakim, she was nominated both leaders, Ibrahim Bahr al-Ulum for the position of Minister of Oil and Finance Baqir al-Zubaidi. Said Abu tirelessly eloquent official spokesman mass citizen in a statement yesterday, said that «mass citizen not named Ibrahim Bahr al-Ulum and Baqir al-Zubaidi any ministerial position», returned «This news completely untrue».
And on the front Sunni According to the confirmed leader of the bloc «united» and a member of its political bureau Mohammed al-Khalidi told «Middle East», the «meetings within the alliance Iraqi forces are still continuing and there are differences in views», pointing out that he «was prepared more than paper work, but we strive to be consolidated in a single worksheet ». The Khalidi, that «the most important for us is the government program that in light will examine the nature and level of our participation in the government», revealing that «the worksheet that will be communicated include two phases of the demands of the first urgent They stop the indiscriminate shelling and re-displaced and displaced and compensation, and the second phase is the fundamental issues which the establishment of the region and the establishment of forces to protect the people of the provinces and provincial grants broad powers in addition to the demands of the demonstrators ».
In context, it stressed the coalition Civic Democrats (4 seats in the Iraqi parliament) that he is working on collecting signatures for a special resolution legislation prohibits any government approval of the quotas without professional standards and efficiency. A member of parliament from the Civic Democratic Alliance sunrise Abaiji in a statement, said that «there is a claim within the decision to hand over the sites and ministries of competent people have a great deal of professionalism and impartiality and independence, as well as giving priority to the public interest and the interests of partisan and factional own».
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