Sunday Evening Iraq Parliament News Highlights 9-18-22
Iran Refuses To Exclude The Sadrist Movement From Forming The Next Iraqi Government
Shafaq News/ The representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Tehran, Nazem al-Dabbagh, revealed on Sunday, Iran’s refusal to exclude the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr from forming the next Iraqi government.
Al-Dabbagh said, in a statement to the Iranian satellite channel “Al-Alam” today, that “Iran supports the formation of a government that includes all Iraqi political parties without excluding anyone.”
He added that “the Iranians do not want the Kurds to stand with a Shiite party to exclude other parties, and they are always insisting on forming a government that includes all parties,” noting that “the Iranians do not support anyone, especially if he wants to create problems for the next government in Iraq.”
Al-Dabbagh also pointed out that “Tehran is looking for agreement and consensus with the participation of all parties capable of forming the Iraqi government, including Muqtada al-Sadr.”
The political scene in Iraq has undergone a dangerous turn since the supporters of the Sadrist movement led by the prominent Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr stormed the parliament building in the fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad, and protested against Al-Sudani’s nomination for the position of prime minister of the next federal government, and withdrew from it by order of their leader after an armed clash With the security forces and elements of the armed factions.
The Sadrist bloc had obtained the highest votes in the early legislative elections that took place in October of 2021, but the efforts of the leader of the current failed to form the new federal government due to the Shiite coordination framework standing in its way by obtaining a fatwa from the Federal Court with the so-called blocking third in a contract The session for electing the President of the Republic, which paves the way for naming the Prime Minister.
The three-way alliance between the Kurdistan Democratic Party led by Masoud Barzani, the Sovereignty Alliance headed by Khamis al-Khanjar, and the Sadrist movement led by Muqtada al-Sadr was broken following the resignation of the Sadrist bloc’s deputies, and the movement’s withdrawal from the political process by order of al-Sadr.
The political scene is living in a crisis situation and a dead end unprecedented in the history of Iraq, as more than 300 days have passed since the early elections without being able to form a new government in the country, and the survival of the caretaker government headed by Mustafa Al-Kazemi.
On the tenth of last October, Iraq held early legislative elections to get out of a political crisis that swept the country after large demonstrations in the central and southern regions in 2019 in protest against the widespread unemployment in society, the spread of financial and administrative corruption in government departments and institutions, and the deteriorating reality The service and the livelihood, which prompted the former prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, to resign under popular pressure.
As soon as the preliminary results of the elections were announced, the voices of political forces and actors rose in their rejection of losing many seats, accusing them of major fraud in the ballot, which was denied by the executive and judicial authorities, at a time when the United Nations and international organizations praised the integrity of the electoral process. LINK
Between Escalation And Calm.. Iraqis Await What The Political Process Will Lead To After The End Of The Fortieth Visit
Shafaq News/ The political circles in Iraq are awaiting the stage that follows the fortieth visit, amid expectations that it will be “decisive” in ending crises or exacerbating them, based on the direction of the leaders of the political blocs either to calm or escalate.
It is expected that the coming days will witness “shuttle movements between the political parties in order to reach a solution, given that the Iraqi constitution and what was issued by the Federal Court – rejecting the case for dissolving Parliament – sounded the bell for political blocs to form a government and resume the work of Parliament sessions,” according to a member of the House of Representatives. Al-Iraqi, Waad Qaddo.
In his speech to Shafak News Agency, Qaddo called for the Presidency of the House of Representatives and the political blocs to “the necessity of resuming the work of the House of Representatives to take its oversight and legislative role, otherwise the country will go towards the unknown, and to a situation with unimaginable consequences.”
He cautioned against the danger of disrupting the work of Parliament, and said, “Some government institutions have begun to transgress the law, especially during the last period, due to the legislative and constitutional vacuum and the political blockage that Iraq is going through. Therefore, the House of Representatives must take its oversight role in fighting corruption and spoilers.”
About 190 deputies in the Iraqi parliament demand the return of the parliament sessions, after collecting signatures in this regard and submitting them to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Muhammad al-Halbousi. It is also expected that a parliamentary session will be held in the period ranging from 20-25 of this month, but nothing will happen “According to the political analyst, Shara was raised.
In his speech to Shafak News Agency, Al-Shara attributed his expectation to “the lack of consensus between the political blocs, as the political stubbornness continues, and this is reflected in the performance of the House of Representatives, because the parliament member is not free by his decision, but rather is managed according to the head of his bloc or party, and what confirms this.” It is the resignation of 73 deputies from the Sadrist bloc at the request of their leader Muqtada al-Sadr.”
The political analyst rules out the crystallization of a unified position during the current period, and adds, “Despite the fact that everyone knows the seriousness of the situation in the event of an escalation, there are those who provoke mass demonstrations, and at the same time some religious movements and parties may shirk their responsibilities towards what will happen, and I do not single out that.” Only Shiites, but even Sunnis and Kurds,” he said, noting that “the Kurds have parliamentary elections after months, as they see that they are not interested in ending the crises, if the Shiite and Sunni blocs insist on their positions.”
Al-Shara expects, “There will be movement within the next 48 or 72 hours to calm the situation, through the head of the Al-Fateh Alliance, Hadi Al-Amiri, representing the Shiites, the Speaker of Parliament, Muhammad Al-Halbousi, representing the Sunnis, and the President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, representing the Kurds, to Al-Hananah and meeting the leader of the movement.” Al-Sadr, Muqtada Al-Sadr, to persuade him to participate in the dialogues that will take place during the coming period.
In the opinion of the political analyst, “everyone agrees to hold new elections, but the dispute is over who leads the government that will prepare for the next elections,” noting that “the current situation is dangerous, and everyone is waiting for what events will unfold after the forty days of Imam Hussein, so all parties must make concessions. and start in-depth conversations.
Citizens express their astonishment at the non-interference of independent representatives and Kurdish political bodies, as well as minorities, to pressure to form a government, according to Citizenship Ward Ali, who hopes to resolve the dispute in the coming days, whether by proceeding with forming a government or dissolving parliament.
And Ward, from Maysan Governorate, believes that “the re-election will not lead to anything, for example, the October demonstrations called for elections, but in the end there was no change, and the situation continued as it was, if not worse.” LINK
Barzani Arrives In London To Participate In The Funeral Of The Late Queen
political| 03:08 – 09/18/2022 Baghdad – Mawazine News The President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, arrived in the British capital, London, to participate in the funeral of the late Queen Elizabeth.
And the media office of the Presidency of the Region stated in a statement that Mawazine News received a copy of it, that “in response to an official invitation from the British government to participate in the farewell ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II, the President of the Kurdistan Region arrived in the British capital, London.”
He added, “Barzani will participate, along with leaders and leaders of world countries, in the farewell ceremony of the late Queen of the United Kingdom, and will attend seminars and meetings that will be held over the two days designated for these official ceremonies.” https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=205787
Al-Kazemi Receives An Official Invitation To Participate In The Arab Summit
Political | 02:08 – 09/18/2022 Baghdad – Mawazine News, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi received, today, Sunday, an invitation to participate in the Arab summit to be held in Algeria.
The media office of the Prime Minister stated, in a statement received by Mawazine News, that “Al-Kazemi received the envoy of the Algerian President, Minister of Justice, Abdul Rashid Tabbi, and the accompanying delegation.”
The statement stated, “The guest minister conveyed to the Prime Minister the invitation of Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune to participate in the Arab summit to be held in Algeria next November.”
Al-Kazemi stressed, “Iraq’s keenness to make the summit a success and actively participate in its work, expressing Iraq’s aspiration that this summit will play a key role in strengthening the Arab ranks and the unified position on its fateful issues, foremost of which is the Palestinian cause.”
The Prime Minister praised “the historical relations between Iraq and Algeria, and the desire to develop them in various fields,” stressing “Iraq’s aspiration to convene the joint ministerial committee between the two countries soon, and to strengthen bilateral work for the benefit of the two brotherly peoples.” https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=205782
The Frame Knocks On The Doors Of “Al-Hanana” And The Current Welcomes The Upcoming Meeting[/Size]
Political | 01:46 – 09/18/2022 Special – Mawazine News, MP Mahma Khalil clarified, today, Sunday, about the news circulating regarding Al-Sadr’s approval to meet with a delegation of various political forces headed by Al-Amiri.
Khalil said in an exclusive interview with “Mawazine News”, “The news and leaks confirmed Al-Sadr’s agreement to meet the tripartite political delegation headed by Al-Amiri,” noting that discussions and political consultations are continuing between the parties,
and that “no session can be held without the delegation’s visit to Al-Sadr .” And all the files will remain suspended without the tripartite delegation visiting Hananah.” Ended 29 / AD 99
The framework sends messages to Al-Sadr about the session after forty, and suggests a date for the elections
Political | 07:42 – 09/17/2022 Special – Mawazine News The coordination framework sent, on Saturday, reassuring messages to the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr regarding the outcomes of the parliamentary session that it intends to hold soon.
And the representative of the framework, Ali Al-Jamali, confirmed in an exclusive interview with the agency (Mawazine News), that the coordinating framework seeks that the next session of the House of Representatives not be sham.
Al-Jamali indicated that there are messages and reassurances from the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, regarding matters related to amending the electoral law, most notably setting a date for early elections from one to two years.
He added that the demand of the Sadrist movement is to hold early elections, while the main demand of the rest of the blocs is to amend the election law, as well as the existence of mutual requests and satisfaction may be a solution for all political parties. Ended 29/R77 https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=205735
Sadr’s New Tweet About His Popular Bases
Political | 01:31 – 09/18/2022 Baghdad – Mawazine News, today, Sunday, the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, praised his popular bases.
Al-Sadr said in a tweet followed by “Mawazine News”, “I am very proud and honored that God has blessed me with the love of the popular bases, and made them the best signs of visible obedience, so that they do not deviate from orders and prohibitions.”
And he added, “I ask God Almighty to make me steadfast in their love and service, and to make us and them follow the path of the righteous fathers and grandfathers, and to (peace and blessings) and to protect them from all harm.” Ended 29/M 99 https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=205780
Victory: A Violent And Immoral Attack On Al-Abadi Because Of His Initiatives
Political | 06:50 – 09/17/2022 Baghdad – Mawazine News, the victory coalition confirmed, that it is still with a political settlement that includes the coordination framework, the Sadrist movement and the national forces, while referring to an immoral attack on its president, Haider al-Abadi.
“Victory was and still is with the launch of a serious and responsible dialogue to resolve the political impasse, leading to a political settlement that includes the current, the framework and the rest of the national forces, and as a constitutional national solution that organizes the transitional phase,” Ahmed Al-Wondi, spokesman for the Victory Coalition, said in a statement received by Mawazine News. for fair and early elections.
He added, “The serious and balanced initiatives that Al-Abadi put forward have annoyed some who live on crises, and that is why we see a violent and immoral attack by the electronic armies of the enemies of solutions and crisis makers, and that Al-Nasr knows its motives and who stands behind it, and its political ethics refuse to respond to it, and that the most important thing is that Al-Abadi has victory, and victory is to resolve the crisis and get the country out of the path of no solution, in the service of the interests of the people and the state.” Ended 29 / h https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=205729
Coordination Framework: Parliament Obstruction Obstructed Legislation About 20 Laws Of Interest To Citizens
Political | 07:30 – 17/09/2022 Baghdad – Mawazine News, the representative of the Al-Sadiquon bloc, which is affiliated with the coordination framework, Ahmed Al-Moussawi confirmed, today, Saturday, that important laws are being enacted by the Iraqi parliament, while noting that its disruption impeded the legislation of about 20 important laws.
Al-Moussawi said, according to his bloc’s media, that “the House of Representatives will witness in the coming days, with the return of the parliament’s sessions, the legislation of a number of important laws whose legislation has been delayed due to the disruption of supervisory and legislative work.”
He added, “There are approximately 20 laws that need legislation, especially since there is a parliamentary consensus to legislate these laws with the start of Parliament sessions.” Ended 29 / h
Al-Maliki: I Call For Opening A Blank Page With Everyone To Reach Safety
Political | 06:23 – 09/17/2022 Baghdad – Mawazine News The Secretary-General of the Islamic Dawa Party, Nuri al-Maliki, called on Saturday to open a blank page with everyone to reach safety.
Al-Maliki said in a statement received by Mawazine News, “While we extend our sincere condolences to the Iraqi people, lovers of the family and visitors to the Qiblah of the Liberals, Abi Abdullah Al-Hussein, peace be upon him, from all the peoples of the world, we extend our heartfelt thanks to the servants of Imam Hussein, peace be upon him, from the owners of service processions.
And the consolations who provided great services to the honorable visitors gave Iraq the characteristic of the most honorable people among the peoples.”
And he continued, “We must also salute the security forces from the army, the police, and the popular crowd, who performed their duty with dedication and sincerity to preserve the pilgrimage and the pilgrims of the Imam, peace be upon him, from any security breach, and they are still stationed until the end of the visit and the return of all visitors to their cities and countries.”
We also commend the great efforts made by the shrines. The holy, governorates, and ministries by providing all the requirements for the success of the fortieth visit, which has become a pride and a landmark through which Iraq is referred to as the largest human gathering to be reunited with the master of martyrs to commemorate his memory every year.
He added, ” Al-Maliki indicated, “On this painful anniversary, I can only sincerely pray to God to preserve Iraq and its people and to unite our efforts to serve and uphold the word of truth and to open a blank page with everyone in order to reach safety, united in the service of our country, to restore to Iraq its prestige and strength.”
He concluded, “We ask God to accept their obedience from the visitors and to preserve Iraq and the Iraqis so that the epic of Karbala, the epic of martyrdom, heroism and redemption, continues, and Muslims continue to pilgrimage to the shrine of martyrdom that triumphed over the sword, treachery, crime and rebellion against the sacred Sharia.” Ended 29/R77 https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=205726
Barzani Tweets On The Occasion Of Arbaeen: Iraq Desperately Needs Those Values
Political | 03:06 – 09/17/2022 Baghdad – Mawazine News, Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Nechirvan Barzani, stressed that Iraq is in dire need of the values of the fortieth anniversary to consolidate peace among its sects.
Barzani said in a tweet via Twitter and followed by / Mawazine News / a copy of it, “The remembrance of the fortieth anniversary of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) is to inspire the lessons of sacrifice and nobility in order to uphold the word of truth, and Iraq today is in dire need of those values and valuable lessons to consolidate the principles of tolerance, coexistence and peace between All spectrums for a better life for our people and a bright future for our generations.” https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=205705]