Thursday Afternoon Iraq Parliament News Highlights 9-8-22
Nechirvan Barzani points to an American delegation the “key” to solving Iraq’s problems
Posted On2022-09-08 By Sotaliraq The President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, stressed, during his meeting with the US Assistant Secretary of State, on Wednesday, that solving the problems of Erbil-Baghdad and the existence of laws for distributing revenues and for oil and gas, is the key to solving Iraq’s problems and establishing security and stability in the country, stressing that Iraq needs dialogue and understanding between the parties. political components, and to help friendly countries.
A statement by the Kurdistan Region Presidency stated that Nechirvan Barzani received, on Wednesday, US Assistant Secretary of State for Middle Eastern Affairs Barbara Leaf and an accompanying delegation.
The statement indicated that in the meeting, which was attended by the US ambassador to Iraq, Alina Romanowski, the US Consul General in the Kurdistan Region, and a number of American diplomats, they discussed America’s relations with Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, the latest developments in the political situation in Iraq, and efforts to overcome difficulties in Erbil relations. Baghdad and the outstanding problems between them.
The statement added that Lev conveyed the greetings of US President Joe Biden and the US Secretary of State to the President of the Region, Nechirvan Barzani, indicating that she is here to confirm America’s commitment to its relations with Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, and that they look with interest at these relations, and confirm full support for the establishment of security and political stability in Iraq.
The statement indicated that Nechirvan Barzani, for his part, in addition to expressing his thanks and appreciation for the American aid and support for Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, reiterated that Iraq’s problems will not be resolved by marginalizing any force or political party, and that the components of Iraq must reach through dialogue and understanding a method of coexistence between them.
The statement noted that the region’s opinion considered solving the problems of Erbil-Baghdad and the existence of laws for distributing oil and gas revenues, as the key to solving Iraq’s problems and establishing security and stability in the country, stressing that Iraq, for the purpose of solving its problems, needs dialogue and understanding between political parties and components, and the assistance of countries girlfriend.
The relations of Iraq and the Kurdistan Region with neighboring countries, the internal conditions of the Kurdistan Region, the importance of the unity of the Kurdish parties, the situation in the region in general, and a set of issues of common concern, were another aspect of the meeting, according to the statement. LINK
Masrour Barzani And A British Military Delegation Stress The Importance Of Implementing The Shingal Agreement
Posted On2022-09-08 By Sotaliraq [size=45]The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani, received, on Wednesday, a British military delegation headed by the Chief Adviser to the British Ministry of Defense for the Middle East and North Africa, Marshal Sami Sampson.
According to a statement by the regional government, the meeting witnessed discussions on the general situation in Iraq, in addition to discussing ways to strengthen relations between the Kurdistan Region and the United Kingdom.
In another focus of the meeting, which was attended by the British Consul General in the Kurdistan Region, David Hunt, they discussed the existing reforms in the Ministry of Peshmerga, addressing the threats and dangers of terrorist groups, and the importance of implementing the Shingal (Sinjar) agreement. LINK
Parliamentary: The Recent Federal Court Decision Implicitly Convicted Al-Halbousi Of Perjury
Shafaq News/ The independent member of the House of Representatives, Basem Khashan, considered on Thursday that the recent Federal Supreme Court decision implicitly condemned Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi for suspending the legislative sessions of the Council.
Khashan said in a post on the social networking sites “Facebook”, “The recent decision of the Federal Court implicitly condemned the Speaker of the Council of perjury and violation of the Constitution because he suspended the sessions of the Council by an individual decision, and disrupted its work.”
The Federal Supreme Court (the highest judicial authority in Iraq) had announced earlier today, that no authority in the country may “exceed the constitutional periods indefinitely”, stressing at the same time that it is not within its competence to dissolve the Iraqi parliament, in Its response to the Sadrist movement’s suit in this regard.
Nassar al-Rubaie, Secretary-General of the Sadrist bloc, had filed a lawsuit against the President of the Republic, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, to rule to dissolve the House of Representatives for its fifth session, and to oblige the President of the Republic to set a date for holding legislative elections in accordance with the provisions of Article 64/second of the Constitution.
The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, had called on the Supreme Judicial Council to dissolve parliament within a period not exceeding the twentieth of this month, and assigning the President of the Republic to set a date for early elections, but the Council responded to al-Sadr’s request to dissolve parliament, saying: “He does not have this authority.” .
The content of the lawsuit deals with accusations of failing to elect a President of the Republic and violating the constitutional deadlines for forming the new government. LINK
Britain Calls For Ensuring The Rights Of The Peshmerga In The Iraqi Security System
Posted On2022-09-08 By Sotaliraq The British Senior Military Adviser in the Middle East and North Africa, Marshal Sami Sampson, affirmed, on Wednesday, his country’s commitment to support the Peshmerga forces and the Kurdistan Region, calling for ensuring the rights of the Peshmerga within the Iraqi military system.
President Barzani received in Salah al-Din Resort near Erbil, Marshal Sami Sampson and his accompanying delegation.
Sampson praised President Barzani’s role in efforts to unify the Peshmerga forces under the umbrella of the Ministry of Peshmerga, and stressed “the need to protect the rights of the Kurdistan Region and the Peshmerga within the framework of the Iraqi defense system.”
In turn, President Barzani congratulated the visiting delegation on the formation of the new British government, praising Britain’s role in assisting the Peshmerga forces in the war against ISIS.
With regard to the reforms of the Ministry of Peshmerga, the Kurdish leader said that he fully supports the reforms of the Ministry of Peshmerga, stressing the need for these forces to be under the leadership of the Ministry of Peshmerga. LINK
Masrour Barzani To An American Delegation: The People Of Kurdistan Are Not Ready To Give Up Their Constitutional Rights Under Any Pressure
The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani, received, on Wednesday, the US Assistant Secretary of State for Middle Eastern Affairs, Barbara Leaf.
In the meeting, they discussed ways to strengthen relations between the Kurdistan Region and the United States, as well as the latest developments in the political situation in Iraq, according to a statement by the regional government.
According to the statement, the US Assistant Secretary of State confirmed her country’s commitment to continue to support the Kurdistan Region and the Peshmerga, and said: “We will intensify our efforts to solve the problems between the Kurdistan Region and the federal government, especially the differences related to the issue of oil and gas that need to be resolved through negotiations, because the lack of Its solution will negatively affect the security and stability of Iraq.”
In addition, the Prime Minister presented an overview of the reforms implemented by the ninth cabinet in the areas of diversifying the economy, sources of income and establishing a solid infrastructure.
Regarding the relations between the Kurdistan Region and the federal government, the Prime Minister stressed that the people of Kurdistan have made great sacrifices in order to obtain their legitimate rights, so they are not ready to give up their constitutional rights under any pressure. He also renewed the desire of the Kurdistan Region to solve the problems in a fundamental way and on the basis of the constitution.
The meeting, which was attended by the US Ambassador to Iraq, Elena Romanowski, and the US Consul General in the Kurdistan Region, Erf Hicks, dealt with climate change and its negative effects on Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, attention to environmentally friendly, clean and stable energy, and the promotion of American investment and the importance of the private sector in the region. LINK
Parties In The Framework Deny The Intention Of Parliament To Dissolve Itself
Posted On2022-09-08 By Sotaliraq The responses of the political circles and their interactions with the Federal Court’s announcement of its decision regarding the case for dissolving the House of Representatives varied.
Parties in the coordination framework were expecting to reject the case, but they denied the House of Representatives’ intention to dissolve itself, according to the Federal Court’s clarification in the body of its statement, stipulating that all political forces sit at the dialogue table, including the Sadrist movement, to draw the features of the transitional period.
Aqil Al-Rudaini, a member of the Victory Coalition, told UTV that “Parliament will not dissolve itself without conducting dialogues between the political forces on this, so we must agree on the next step to dissolve parliament.”
On the other hand, political specialists stressed that the Sadrist movement rejects all the current political class and that it will not go to any dialogue that brings it together with the main Shiite political forces, and that the dissolution of Parliament is a Sadrist demand and a red line that does not accept discussion.
Ghaleb Al-Daami, a political specialist, told UTV that “the Sadrist movement, as I expect, will not go to any dialogue unless real and conclusive visions are presented to dissolve Parliament.”
The political situation is getting more complicated, and the stalemate is expanding without clear solutions on the horizon, with the Tishreen activists and the Sadrist movement continuing to mobilize for demonstrations starting on the anniversary of the popular protests three years ago. LINK
Iranian Interior Minister Arrives In Baghdad
Shafaq News/ The Iranian Minister of Interior, Ahmed Vahidi, arrived on Thursday in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. This visit comes to discuss and coordinate with Iraqi officials and his Iraqi counterpart regarding the conditions of pilgrims on the pilgrimage of Imam Hussein, according to what was announced by official Iranian media.
The Minister of Interior, Othman Al-Ghanimi, received his Iranian counterpart upon his arrival in Baghdad.
A statement issued by the Iraqi Ministry of Interior stated that Al-Ghanimi discussed with Wahidi a number of issues of mutual interest, foremost of which is related to the entry of Iranian visitors to Iraq and the organization of their entry into the country.
For his part, Wahidi praised the great role played by the Iraqi security services to protect the pilgrims, provide services to them, and secure all the roads they pass on their way to Karbala, according to the statement. LINK
Al-Abadi Proposes An Initiative Conditional On A “Political Agreement”
Shafaq News/ The head of the victory coalition Haider al-Abadi put forward, on Wednesday, a new initiative to solve the political crisis that has afflicted the country for nearly 10 months.
Al-Abadi said, in a tweet seen by Shafak News Agency, “I call for presenting an initiative based on Article 64 of the Constitution, and within a scheduled political agreement that includes early elections, their laws and institutions, under the supervision of a government with full powers, and the dissolution of the House of Representatives.”
He added that “order, stability, peace and development are top national priorities, and they are in the interest of all.”
And earlier today, Wednesday, the Federal Supreme Court (the highest judicial authority in Iraq), rejected the case for dissolving the House of Representatives.
The court announced that no authority in the country may “exceed the constitutional terms indefinitely,” stressing at the same time that it is not within its jurisdiction to dissolve the Iraqi parliament. LINK