Wednesday Afternoon Iraq Parliament News Highlights 9-14-22
The Framework Receives Messages From The Current Partners: There Is No Government Without The Approval Of Al-Sadr
Posted On2022-09-14 By Sotaliraq Baghdad / Tamim Al-Hassan Soon, the optimism of the coordination framework that emerged after the announcement of the remainder of the “triple alliance” to agree to form a new government was retracted due to messages that there is no government without the approval of Muqtada al-Sadr, the leader of the Sadrist movement.
So far, al-Sadr has not responded to the new position of his allies (the Sovereignty Bloc and the Kurdistan Democratic Party) not to object to the continuation of Parliament until new elections are held in light of the continuation of the “truce” imposed by the atmosphere of Imam Hussein’s visit.
On the other hand, the debate rages within the coordination framework, with doubts about the possibility of renewed demonstrations and the storming of the Green Zone by al-Sadr’s supporters again, which may have prompted the security authorities to tighten procedures, including the iron gate on the Jumhuriya Bridge, whose structures the Baghdadis have seen days ago.
To avoid the worrying “scenarios” that may occur after the end of the fortieth visitation ceremonies, “frameworkers” are trying to put forward several proposals, such as replacing the name of the prime minister’s candidate, or changing the location of the meetings in which the so-called “road map” was formulated days ago.
Parties in the “coordination” believe that the house, which belongs to one of the leaders of the Shiite forces, may “provocate” the leader of the Sadrist movement, especially since the owner of this house had caused a crisis months ago in Al-Hanana, where Al-Sadr’s residence is located in Najaf.
The last position of al-Sadr’s allies had encouraged a semi-final agreement between the political forces to hold new early elections at the end of 2023, and to resume parliament sessions after the end of the fortieth visit.
And about the nature of those discussions within the coordination framework, a leader in one of the Shiite parties indicated that there is “a conviction among the parties in the framework that it is not possible to form a new government in any way without the approval of Al-Sadr.”
Those convictions revealed by the leader appeared in a statement by the head of the Sovereignty Alliance, Khamis al-Khanjar, after the alliance announced with its partner the Democratic Party a preliminary approval to form a government with full powers, which is contrary to what al-Sadr demands.
Al-Khanjar said in a tweet on Twitter: “Rescuing the homeland and protecting civil peace is our priority at this sensitive stage, and our goal is to formulate a comprehensive national dialogue and a vision agreed upon by all without the predominance of one party over another or breaking wills.”
He added, “We support early, free and fair elections, under a strong government acceptable to all parties.” Here, the leader, who spoke to Al-Mada on condition of anonymity, describes what Al-Khanjar said as “a regression from Sunday’s statement.”
The last statement was issued after a meeting that brought together Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi and head of the Sovereignty Alliance Khamis al-Khanjar with Kurdistan Democratic Party Chairman Massoud Barzani in Erbil, for the first time after al-Sadr called on those parties to collectively resign to overthrow the legitimacy of Parliament.
The Erbil statement stressed: “The necessity of adopting the language of constructive dialogue; To overcome differences and reach solutions that are in the interest of the Iraqi people, and to follow constitutional and legal methods to overcome the repercussions of the current stage.”
He continued, “The two sides stressed the importance of holding early elections after preparing the legal requirements and their requirements in accordance with the constitutional mechanisms, preceded by the formation of a government that enjoys full authority and enjoys the confidence and confidence of all with an agreed government program, with an emphasis on the need for the House of Representatives to continue its work until the election date.”
The Shiite leader reveals that after Al-Khanjar and Erbil’s statement, messages reached the coordination framework stating that “Al-Sadr’s partners will not accept any solution that does not satisfy the leader of the Sadrist movement, and they certainly will not accept a candidate like Muhammad Al-Sudani, who was rejected by the latter.”
In the last two days, parties in the “Coordination” have put forward other names besides Al-Sudani, such as Basra Governor Asaad Al-Eidani, and recently the name of former MP Adnan Al-Zorfi, who was a candidate to take over the government after the resignation of Adel Abdul-Mahdi at the end of 2019, was re-submitted.
The leakage of this news appears behind a statement denying the withdrawal of Al-Sudani’s candidacy, which angered the team that controls the “Coordination Committee” and has been drafting most of the Shiite group’s statements since last June, after Al-Sadr announced his withdrawal from the government formation process.
Nuri al-Maliki, the leader of the state of law, began to gradually impose his vision on the poles of the coordination framework, and reluctantly passed the name of the Sudanese from some parties to the “framework”, especially Haider al-Abadi, the leader of victory, and Hadi al-Amiri, the leader of the Fatah Alliance, who was enthusiastic about the name of Qasim al-Araji, the National Security Adviser, who withdrew from the competition in the hours The last one before naming the Sudanese.
The Al-Attar statement, after the leaks of the last candidate’s change, announced that it appreciated what it described as “the great, patriotic and constitutional position of the Sovereignty Alliance and the Kurdistan Democratic Party after their meeting in Erbil,” in which the two parties announced their adherence to the constitutional option in holding early elections after creating the appropriate climates for them and under the supervision of the government. Full powers and the return of constitutional institutions to practice their work, according to the statement.
The statement stressed, “his continuation of dialogue with all parties to implement the constitutional obligations, the return of institutions to perform their tasks and the formation of a government with full powers, in order to spare the country more crises,” stressing that “he will do everything he can to speed up the creation of appropriate conditions and ensure the participation of all.” .
At the end of the statement, the statement revealed that he had “reached advanced understandings with the national forces,” stressing his “full adherence to his candidate for prime minister, Muhammad Shiaa al-Sudani.”
On the other hand, the scenes of the meetings indicate different things, as the leader in the second line mentioned that “what is happening is a provocation to Al-Sadr, especially since the recent meetings of what is known as the road map drafting committee, which meets in the house of one of the leaders of the secondary framework.”
The leader confirmed that “there is ambiguity behind choosing this house in particular, especially since its owner (reserving to mention his name) had angered his presence last April during Hadi al-Amiri’s visit to al-Hanana to meet al-Sadr at the time, whom the leader of the movement considered as loyal to Tehran.”
The Shiite party member criticized the choice of the leaders’ homes to hold the meetings in a way that “reminds us of the meeting of the Baathists in the days of wars,” noting that “it is better to meet in well-known halls and not personal homes.” LINK
In The Document, The Deputy Speaker Of The Iraqi Council Of Representatives Suspends The Work Of The Deputy Secretary-General Of The Council
Posted On2022-09-14 By Sotaliraq Today, Tuesday (September 13, 2022), the Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, Shakhwan Abdullah, directed the suspension of the work of the Deputy Secretary-General of the Council.
An informed source told Zagros that Shakhwan Abdullah issued a decision today to suspend the work of the Deputy Secretary-General’s work, and thus the House of Representatives became suspended again.
According to the source, the decision was issued against the background of Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi’s refusal to install the Secretary-General for several months.
It was stated in a book issued by the Director of the Office of the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, that based on the provisions of Article 47/Second and Article 48 of the House of Representatives Law and its formations No. 3 of 2018, and Article 9/12/a of the House of Representatives’ internal system, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives directed a suspension The work of the Deputy Secretary-General until the establishment of powers and instructions defining their tasks issued by the President and his two deputies by consensus.
This directive is implemented as of today, “and all departments of the General Secretariat of the House of Representatives must implement this directive, otherwise the violating department bears the legal consequences.” LINK
Al-Araji Stresses Iraq’s Need For International Expertise In The Field Of Border Control And Cybersecurity
Posted On2022-09-14 By Sotaliraq The National Security Adviser, Qassem Al-Araji, stressed, on Tuesday (September 13, 2022), Iraq’s need to benefit from international expertise in the field of border control and cyber security, while noting that ISIS terrorist gangs still pose a threat.
This came during a meeting between Al-Araji and a delegation from the German Parliament headed by Nils Schmid. During the meeting, they reviewed Iraqi-German relations and ways to enhance cooperation in areas that serve the two countries.
Al-Araji assured the guest delegation, according to a statement issued by his media office, that “the situation in Iraq is constantly improving, especially with regard to confronting ISIS terrorist gangs,” noting that “Iraq is proud of the countries that stood by its side in its war against terrorism.”
According to al-Araji, “ISIS still poses a threat, and the international community must remain cohesive to confront this danger.”
And he indicated that “the Iraqi government asked the United Nations and the European Union to urge countries to withdraw their nationals from the Syrian Al-Hol camp.”
He also stressed “Iraq’s need to benefit from international expertise in the field of border control, drug control, cyber security, technological cooperation, as well as cooperation in the economic fields,” noting that “the Iraqi forces have field experience in dealing with terrorism.”
In turn, the German parliamentary delegation affirmed its “appreciation” of Iraq’s role in security strategies and its quest to enhance stability in the region, noting that “Iraq is an important partner and relations between the two countries are good.”
The delegation noted that “Germany focuses on human security through several aspects, away from the military aspect.” LINK
After Guaranteeing The Sunnis And The Kurds, Framework Moves Towards Tenderness To End The Political Blockage
Posted On2022-09-13 By Sotaliraq Special Today, Tuesday, political analyst Qassem Balshan confirmed that there is a delegation from the coordination framework that will go to Al-Hanana in order to come up with solutions to form the next government.
Balshan said in an interview, “The coordination framework seeks to form a government not far from the Sadrist bloc,” stressing that “it will invest the position of the Sovereignty Alliance and the Democratic Party in order to proceed with forming the government.”
He added, “The Coordination is proceeding according to the constitutional and legal mechanisms, as it is the largest bloc that forms the government, after many obstacles it faced after eleven months of holding the elections.”
He continued, “International support is now with the framework in forming the next government and the participation of some parties in preparation for agreement with the rest of the political blocs opposing it.”
[size=45]A member of the Al-Fateh Alliance, Ali Al-Fatlawi, said in a previous interview that “a request was submitted to the Speaker of the House of Representatives for the resumption of parliament sessions,” stressing that “the coordinating framework does not want the continuation of the political blockage to prevent the political situation from slipping.” LINK
Area Administration Positions In The Kurdistan Region Are A New Point Of Contention Between The Union And Change
Shafaq News / An informed source revealed today, Wednesday, that the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan seeks to bring about administrative changes in its favor in the administration of Karmian, while the Change Movement adheres to recycling positions in its favour.
The source told Shafaq News Agency, “It is scheduled to meet the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Change Movement in Garmian’s administration to discuss changes in government positions in this administration.”
The source added, “The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan is looking forward to regaining many of the positions that the movement has occupied during the past two years.”
The source explained that “there was no discussion with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan on the issue of positions,” noting that “changes will be made, but in a way in which the change will not give up his positions, but rather there will be changes in officials and managers.”
And the source added, “The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan actually requested a meeting with the Change Movement, but the date has not been set yet.” LINK