Sunday AM Iraq Parliament News Highlights 7-31-22
Barzani Launches An Initiative To Solve The Current Political Crisis – Urgent
Policy 2022-07-31 | 03:18 10,150 views Alsumaria News – Politics The President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, launched, on Sunday, an initiative to solve the political crisis in the country.
Barzani said in a statement received by Alsumaria News, “We are following with deep concern the political situation and developments taking place in Iraq, and we call on the various political parties to exercise utmost restraint and engage in direct dialogue in order to solve the problems.”
He added, “Increasing the complexity of matters under these sensitive circumstances endangers societal peace, security and stability in the country.”
He continued, “While we respect the will of the masses to demonstrate peacefully, we stress the importance of protecting state institutions and the security, life and property of citizens and state employees.”
He pointed out that “the people of Iraq deserve a better life, present and future, and the joint duty and responsibility of all forces and parties is to work together to get Iraq out of this sensitive and dangerous circumstance.”
Regarding the current political crisis, Barzani said that “Kurdistan Region will, as always, be part of the solution, so we call on the concerned political parties in Iraq to come to Erbil, their second capital, and start an open and inclusive dialogue to reach an understanding and agreement based on the country’s higher interests, There is no problem that cannot be resolved through dialogue.” LINK
Al-Sadr’s Minister Criticizes This Group During The Green Sit-Ins
2022-07-31 | 05:01 1,785 views Alsumaria News – Localities Saleh Muhammad Al-Iraqi Al-Maqlab, Minister of Al-Sadr, criticized today, Sunday, the spread of street vendors inside the House of Representatives.
In response to a question, al-Iraqi said, “Peace of pilgrims roaming inside the parliament, may God bless you,” to which the Iraqi replied by saying, “This is an uncivilized phenomenon.”
Vendors toured the corridors of Parliament, offering the protesters their food and cigarettes to sell them what they wanted, until Parliament turned into a “source of livelihood for them,” according to what one of the protesters said. LINK
Guterres Calls On All Iraqi Parties To Take Immediate Steps To Avoid Violence
Iraq 10:11 – 07-31-2022 United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on all Iraqi actors to take effective steps to calm down and avoid violence, stressing the importance of rising above differences and forming an effective national government.
“I am following with concern the ongoing protests in Iraq, during which many people have been injured,” Guterres said in a statement.
He pointed out that “freedom of expression and peaceful assembly are among the basic rights that must be respected at all times.”
Guterres appealed to all relevant actors to “take immediate steps to de-escalate the situation, avoid further violence, and ensure the protection of peaceful demonstrators and state institutions.”
The Secretary-General of the United Nations urges all parties and actors to ”
Al-Kazemi Directs To Suspend The Official Working Hours In All Official Institutions For Tomorrow, Sunday[/Size]
Iraq 22:15 – 07-30-2022 Today, Saturday, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi directed the suspension of official working hours in all official institutions, for tomorrow, Sunday.
The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers said in a statement, that the Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, directed the suspension of official working hours in all official institutions, for tomorrow, Sunday, 7/31/2022, with the exception of security institutions, and that the percentage of service and health departments should be 50%. https://kirkuktv.net/AR/Details/7890
The President Of The Kurdistan Region Calls On The Political Parties To Start An Open Dialogue In Erbil
Political | 10:15 – 31/07/2022 Baghdad – Mawazine News The President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, called on the political parties to start an open dialogue in Erbil to reach an “understanding and agreement based on the higher interests of the country,” warning that increasing the complexity of matters under these sensitive circumstances “presents community peace, security and stability.” in the country at risk.
Barzani said in a statement received by Mawazine News, “We are following with deep concern the political situation and developments in Iraq, and we call on the various political parties to exercise utmost restraint and engage in direct dialogue in order to solve problems.”
Barzani warned that “increasing the complexity of matters under these sensitive circumstances endangers societal peace, security and stability in the country.”
He added, “While we respect the will of the masses to demonstrate peacefully, we stress the importance of protecting state institutions and the security, life and property of citizens and state employees. The people of Iraq deserve a better life, present and future, and the joint duty and responsibility of all forces and parties is to work together to get Iraq out of this circumstance.” sensitive and dangerous.
He continued, “The Kurdistan region will, as always, be part of the solution, so we call on the concerned political parties in Iraq to come to Erbil, their second capital, and start an open and inclusive dialogue to reach an understanding and agreement based on the country’s higher interests. There is no problem that does not exist.” It can be resolved through dialogue. https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=201040
Barzani Calls On The Baghdad Government To Fulfill Its Constitutional Obligations
Political | 09:13 – 31/07/2022 Baghdad – Mawazine News, Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani, called today, Sunday, for the federal government to fulfill its constitutional obligations regarding compensation due to the families of the victims of the former regime.
Barzani said in a statement on the anniversary of the Barzani’s Anfal, a copy of which was received by Mawazine News: “We remember today one of the most horrific crimes of the former Iraqi regime, the events of which cannot be forgotten, when he committed a mass murder and a shameful extermination against more than eight thousand.” An innocent person among the Barzanis, and while we commemorate the victims of this major crime, more sadness descends on us this year, coinciding with the return of the remains of a hundred other Barzanis, from the deserts of southern Iraq to Kurdistan, to bury their burial places in the Barzan region.
He added, “The Barzan region has represented, for more than a century, the basis of the Kurdish national spirit, the revolution and the uprising, against oppression, tyranny and occupation, and it was a haven of tolerance and safety for all who took refuge in it against tyranny and injustice. Like all other regions of Kurdistan, this region has always faced Heinous, barbaric military attacks that burned everything and everything, including destruction, bombing, and the use of prohibited weapons.
And Barzani said that “the extermination of the Barzanis is part of a series of blatant crimes committed against this region and the whole of Kurdistan, which marked the beginning of the Anfal campaigns and chemical attacks on Kurdistan.”
In remembrance of this human massacre, we salute with honor and reverence the memory of the Anfal Barzani martyrs and the martyrs of all of Kurdistan, as commemorating the genocide against the Barzanis is a remembrance and memorial for all the Anfal and martyrs of Kurdistan in Garmyan, Badinan, Balisan, Sheikh, Sanan, Faili Kurds and Sinjar, and we cannot but remember here. With great appreciation and gratitude, the sacrifices and steadfastness of merciful mothers, after they proudly endured the hardships of life and the consequences of this catastrophic genocide.
Barzani reiterated, “The insistence on compensating the families of the genocide and the Anfal campaigns a worthy compensation for the federal government to fulfill what was stipulated in the constitution, after it unfortunately ignored it for many years, and it is still, like many constitutional articles, but the issue of compensation for victims can no longer be overlooked.” It
is incumbent upon the people of Kurdistan to constantly remember those crimes that were committed against it, and never to sacrifice their freedom and their experience in governing themselves, under any pretexts or pretexts.” Ended 29/M 99 https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=201032
Followers Of The Current Launch An “Open Sit-In” In Parliament.. “The Coordination Committee” Failed On The Eve Of The Second Storming Of The “Green” To Convince Al-Sadr.
Posted On2022-07-31 By Sotaliraq Baghdad / Tamim Al-Hassan
In less than two hours, supporters of the Sadrist movement managed to storm Parliament for the second time in less than a week, while health authorities indicated that dozens of injuries had been recorded.
On the eve of the recent protests, “frameworkers” tried to communicate with the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, to avoid escalation, but it seems that they did not get a response.
Minutes after entering the parliament, Ibrahim al-Jabri, director of al-Sadr’s office, announced an “open sit-in.”
Al-Jabri said in a post on social media: “The people choose the open sit-in inside Parliament…”, referring to the demonstrators who stormed the parliament.
While entering Parliament, demonstrators suggested – according to some of the protesters with whom I contacted (Al Mada) – to go to the Judicial Council near Parliament.
Demonstrators used military terms to divide roles, with one group “holding the land” in Parliament and the other advancing towards the “judiciary.”
On the other hand, I understood the tweet of what is known as the “minister of the leader,” who is close to the leader of the movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, as supporting the idea of the protesters going to the Judicial Council, but with conditions.
The “minister,” Salih Muhammad al-Iraqi, said on Twitter, directing his words to the protesters: “If you want to deliver your voices (to the Iraqi judiciary), we will not accept their assault…”.
Later, the demonstrators withdrew from the vicinity of the Supreme Judicial Council after a tweet by Saleh Muhammad al-Iraqi, in which he prevented attacks on the headquarters of the judiciary, in which he called on the demonstrators to return to the House of Representatives as the symbol of the people.
At that time, the number of those enrolled in the Green Zone began to escalate with the spread of news of the storming of the Green Zone again, and an hour after entering Parliament, some demonstrators arrived in the vicinity of the Judicial Council.
Shflats” were seen walking among the crowds of demonstrators to demolish the remaining concrete blocks that the security forces continued for a whole night to place them on bridges and in front of the green gates.
The scene began to escalate on Friday, when transport vehicles arrived in the Bab al-Sharqi area, in central Baghdad, and began erecting tents called “logistical support.”
And put the Sadrists eating, drinking and rest requirements in those tents near the bridge of the Republic, while at that time preparing supporters of the Wisdom Movement in return to demonstrate nearby.
According to observers, Ammar al-Hakim, the leader of wisdom, provoked the Sadrists by expelling his supporters at the same time under the pretext of celebrating the new Hijri year.
But Al-Hakim did not miss that occasion to get over the political crisis and the first storming of Parliament, which occurred on Wednesday evening.
The head of the Wisdom Movement said that he would not stand idly by in front of the voices of sedition and plunge the youth into chaos, announcing his adherence to the nomination of Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani for prime minister.
And what Al-Hakim spoke was considered as announcing his departure for the first time from the gray area in which he has been standing for years.
Al-Hakim explained in a speech to his supporters in Al-Khilani Square in the center of the capital, “We have witnessed during the past weeks many attempts to sow discord and rivalry between the components of the people on the one hand and within the larger social component on the other hand, and they are malicious endeavors that only want evil in Iraq and its people (…) and will not stop until An expectation between brothers and children of the same house.
He added, “We will not stand idly by in front of the attempts of hatred and the voices of strife and the involvement of our youth in conflicts and chaos, for Iraqi unity is a red line and we will not tolerate that at all, and we will not allow the fingers of the soft war to affect our people or fuel differences, challenges and sensitive conditions that we are going through to achieve its malicious goals.” .
Al-Hakim was at the head of the special committee that was formed by the “Coordination Framework” last week, to choose the new prime minister, consisting of 4 leaders.
Al-Hakim’s last words angered the Sadrists, who flocked to the headquarters of the leader of Al-Hikma in Baghdad and a number of provinces to close them in response to what he said.
During the hours leading up to Saturday’s demonstrations, informed sources told Al-Mada that “parties in the coordination framework tried on Friday evening to contact the leader of the Sadrist movement to stop the protests.”
Those sources confirmed that “the movement ignored those contacts and did not respond adequately to the demands for intervention,” and suggested that “Al-Sadr will refrain this time from interfering to expel the demonstrators, as happened Wednesday.”
In a statement posted on Twitter, al-Sadr said that the “Muharram Revolution”, which he gave to the demonstration, is a “revolution of reform and rejection of injustice and corruption,” and said that “the message has arrived” and called on the demonstrators to return.
On the other hand, shortly after the demonstrators withdrew, Nuri al-Maliki, the leader of the state of law, came out, wearing military clothes (without scruff), in two pictures, once carrying a Russian weapon and the second an American, wandering inside the green.
On the other hand, the coordination framework responded to the first incursion into the fortified area, accusing the government of facilitating the protesters’ passage to Parliament.
Hours later, the “Coordination Council” announced the formation of a negotiating delegation with the political forces to complete the government, calling for the selection of the President of the Republic in yesterday’s session.
It was supposed to start yesterday, the first session of the new legislative term, while most of the political forces (outside the framework) did not interact with the call for the presidential elections.
Crossing concrete hoops
And in order to prevent the meeting, the Sadrists gathered on Friday evening, while the security forces were fortifying the gates and roads leading to the green with concrete partitions.
While there was information about injuries among the protesters, who quickly crossed several concrete hoops on the Jumhuriya Bridge, the “minister of the leader” warned against targeting the demonstrators.
The “minister”, Salih Muhammad al-Iraqi, blamed the political blocs for targeting the protesters, after they climbed walls and brought down a number of them.
Al-Iraqi said on Twitter that “the political blocs bear any aggression against peaceful demonstrators. The security forces are with reform and reform.”
Some electronic platforms and television stations, which directly transmitted the events of the storming of “Al-Khadra”, showed footage of gunmen inside Al-Khadra wearing black uniforms and black masks, in scenes mentioned in the days of the October demonstrations in 2019.
Yesterday, after midday, the Ministry of Health announced the registration of dozens of injuries, most of them moderate and light, with a number of serious injuries.
On the other hand, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi called, minutes before storming Parliament for the second time, for the security forces to protect the demonstrators, and the demonstrators to adhere to the peacefulness of their movement.
Prime Minister Al-Kazemi said in a statement that: “The continuation of the political escalation increases tension in the street, in a way that does not serve the public interests.”
The statement continued, “The security forces have a duty to protect official institutions, and stressed the need to take all legal measures to maintain order.”
On the other hand, he called on the demonstrators: “to abide by the peacefulness of their movement,” asking them to “not escalate and abide by the directives of the security forces that aim to protect them and official institutions.”
In a subsequent speech, Al-Kazemi warned against the continuation of political tension, adding that “the dilemma is political and its solution is political, and the solution is possible through dialogue and making concessions for the sake of Iraq.”
Al-Hakim returned to issue a statement calling on the Sadrist movement and the forces of the coordination framework to engage in an open and direct dialogue. As for the leader of the National Coalition, Iyad Allawi, he called for wisdom, balance and warding off sedition.
Saleh Muhammad al-Iraqi issued a statement later, calling on the United Nations to support the Iraqi people in order to end their suffering from corruption, while the prominent leader of the Sadrist movement, Hazem al-Araji, held the coordinating framework responsible for the blood shed during the demonstrations.
On the other hand, the leader of the Al-Fateh Alliance Hadi al-Amiri advised the coordination framework and the Sadrist movement to “adopt the approach of calm, restraint and deliberation, and prefer the method of dialogue.”
The leader of the Victory Alliance did not stray far from what the rest of the political leaders went, by calling for calm, “dialogue and agreement that Iraq, its security and the interests of its children are the common word for which we must be dedicated.” LINK