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Monday AM Iraq Parliament News Highlights 7-11-22

Al-Hakim Comments On The Withdrawal Of The Sadrists… And Invites The Kurdish Forces

Sumerian special  2022-07-11 | 04:29   Source:  Sumerian  510 views   Al-Hakim comments on the withdrawal of the Sadrists: Their withdrawal does not mean their exit from the political scene.

Al-Hakim invites the Kurdish forces to agree on the presidential candidate

Commenting on the Sadrists’ withdrawal from Parliament, the head of the Al-Hikma Movement, Mr Ammar al-Hakim Confirms that the withdrawal of the Sadrist bloc does not mean its exit from the political scene, also calling on the Kurdish forces to agree on a specific candidate for the post of President of the Republic.

Their withdrawal does not mean their exit from the political scene.. This is what the head of the Al-Hikma Movement said Ammar al-Hakim On the withdrawal of the Sadrist bloc from Parliament, stressing that Sadrist Movement  It represents a large segment and an important part, and the withdrawal does not mean that he abandons national responsibility, even if he is outside the wise political race.

Through the Eid sermon pulpit, he invited the Kurdish forces to speed up the resolution of an agreed candidate to be named President of the Republic amid leaks that speak of the Kurdish side not reaching an agreement until this moment that ends Candidacy controversy    LINK

Al-Kazemi In “The Lion’s Leap”: We Will Provide Support To The Military Establishment[/Size][/Size]

Security 2022-07-11 | 04:36  408 views  Today, Monday, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi affirmed the provision of full support to the military and security establishment.

Al-Kadhimi said, while attending the activities of the tactical exercise (the Lions’ Leap) for the Counter-Terrorism Service, “Two days ago, we were in Nineveh Governorate and the city of Mosul, and we remembered your heroism and sacrifices that liberated this city. The heroism of the heroes in the Counter-Terrorism Service and all kinds of our military and security forces.

We remember your heroism and sacrifice when you responded.” The call of the homeland and duty, these sacrifices will surely be narrated by history, and they will be appreciated by all Iraqis, their love and respect for you, and for all your colleagues in the rest of the military and security services.

He added, “I follow all your training and achievements on the ground, in the deserts, mountains and valleys, as you crush the heads of the enemy in all the daily battles. We are proud of these achievements and are proud of you. We also followed your participation in the World Championship for the Global Special Operations Fighter, and what you accomplished in it by possessing second place, which is evidence of Your loyalty to the homeland and your concern for it and the lives of citizens.”

Al-Kazemi concluded, “We will provide all support to you and all your colleagues in the military and security establishment. Long live and long live Iraq.”    LINK

The Iraqi “Framework” Announces Its Readiness To Form A Government After The Khazali Holiday, Ignoring Al-Sadr’s Call For The Largest Unified Prayer Next Friday

Posted On2022-07-11 By Sotaliraq    Qais al-Khazali addresses a political gathering before the October elections (AP)  Baghdad: «Middle East»

In a move that could constitute a new provocation to the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, and ignore his call for the largest unified prayer to be held by his supporters next Friday, the leader of “Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq” Qais al-Khazali announced that the withdrawal of the Sadrist movement from the political process will accelerate the formation of the next federal government in Iraq.

At a time when al-Sadr is preparing for the largest unified prayer held by his supporters next Friday in order to show the strength of the Sadrist movement in the street, Khazali stressed during the Eid prayer sermon yesterday (Sunday) for the Shiites that “about 9 months ago after the elections, the situation became halted and developments occurred, the most important of which were The withdrawal of the Sadrist bloc from the political process, which generated a new horizon to break the blockage and form the new government.

He added that «there is no delay in forming a government because Parliament is in a legislative recess, and there is a session that is supposed to take place after Eid, and it will be clear whether there is a delay or not». Khazali continued, “We are working to ensure that the formation of the government does not become more disrupted, and there is a real opportunity to form it,”

noting that “the situation requires not to cause chaos in Iraq, a country that produces 4 million barrels of oil, and the messages from the countries of the region and the major countries are clear in forming A national unity government. Khazali explained that there are factors that will lead to the success of the next government, including financial abundance and high oil prices

Muqtada al-Sadr on the anniversary of his father’s death last month (AFP)

[size=45]While disputes engulfed the Shiite “coordinating framework” within the house regarding the position of prime minister and the lack of any prospect for the possibility of resolving it during the post-Eid period, Khazali ignored this challenge, which has been facing the coordination framework for more than eight months, considering that the only challenge facing the formation of the government “It is the choice of the president of the republic” in light of the dispute within the Kurdish house between the two main parties “the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan.” He said that «the dispute between the Kurdish political forces is deeper than the dispute between the Shiite forces».

And on whether the Shiites prefer one party at the expense of another regarding the presidential candidate, Khazali explained that “the coordination framework with the meeting of Kurdish political forces and their agreement on the issue of the presidency of the republic,” saying that “there are two solutions: the first is to agree on one person, and whoever is from They’ll agree, we don’t have a problem.

And second, if this does not happen, we hope that they will agree on a method and mechanism for presenting the candidates, and whoever wins the vote in Parliament will take the presidency.” Regarding the dispute within the Shiite house over the position of prime minister, Khazali said that “the choice of the prime minister is not a big issue, as there is agreement on his choice among the forces of the coordination framework, and they are at a level of full awareness in this regard.”

He pointed out that “there is no real problem in resolving the prime minister within the coordination framework, but there are differences within the framework, but they do not rise to be a real problem.”

In a related context, the head of the State Forces Alliance, Ammar al-Hakim, stressed that it is not correct for all political forces and parties to participate in the next federal government, and that it is necessary that there be opposition within the Iraqi parliament.

During the Eid prayer sermon on Sunday, Al-Hakim called for supporting and strengthening the positive parliamentary opposition, saying: “The parliamentary system must be strengthened from within the parliament itself, by strengthening confidence through two tracks, one of which adopts the formation of the government and the other that monitors and evaluates its work.”

Al-Hakim added that «it is not correct for everyone to participate in the government, and there must be a parliamentary body supporting the government and another monitoring it, otherwise we will not find a solution to the political process in Iraq».

Like Khazali, Al-Hakim called for “accelerating the formation of a balanced, national service government in line with the magnitude of the challenges surrounding Iraq, most notably the economic, environmental and social challenges.” While Khazali downplayed the importance of the Sadrist bloc’s withdrawal from parliament, considering it a key to resolving the political blockage, al-Hakim sees the withdrawal of the Sadrist bloc as a challenge facing the next government, saying that “the Sadrists’ withdrawal does not mean their exit from the political scene, as they represent a large segment of our people and have always They had service and political connections, and we had hoped that brother Mr. Sadr would wait for his final decision because the country is going through a critical and sensitive period.”

And regarding the presidency, Al-Hakim called on the Kurds to “accelerate the resolution of the position of the President of the Republic, as this position concerns all Iraqis and not only the Kurdish brothers.”

He considered that this position is “greater than the entitlement of one component, but rather it is for all components of the country, and it is a guarantee for the unity of Iraqis and the safety valve for Iraq and the constitution.”

While Al-Hakim said that there are positive elements in the caretaker government headed by the current Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi and should build on it, Khazali announced his rejection of its survival, saying: “There is no real problem within the Shiite framework in deciding the name of the candidate for prime minister because all parties and forces of the Shiite framework reject altogether and in detail.

The caretaker government will remain because it is a government that lacks powers, and work must be done to form a government with full powers.”   LINK

Mahmoud Othman: There Is No Agreement So Far Between The Kurdish Parties On A Candidate For The Presidency

Monday, 07-11-2022, AM 10:42   Tayseer Al-Assadi   The independent Kurdish politician Mahmoud Othman confirmed that there has been no agreement, so far, between the two main Kurdish parties, the Democratic Union and the Patriotic Union, and the other Kurdish parties on a candidate for the post of President of the Republic.

Othman said: “Both parties insist on their candidate for the position, and all previous discussions failed between them to unify efforts to agree on a single candidate for the position.”

He explained, “The lack of agreement on a candidate for the position of President of the Republic is a big problem, because it is not possible to install a prime minister without choosing the President of the Republic,” noting that: “After the Eid al-Adha holiday, meetings will be held between the two Kurdish parties in the hope of agreeing on a single candidate or going. To the Federal Parliament to be the final vote on one of the candidates.

Victory Coalition: Any Exclusionary Ruling Equation Will Lead Us To The Unknown

Political | 08:32 – 10/07/2022   Baghdad – Mawazine News  On Sunday, the Victory Coalition stressed that any exclusionary ruling equation would lead the country’s political system to the unknown.

In a statement received by Mawazine News, a spokesman for the “Victory Coalition” Ayat Muzaffar confirmed that the “National State Forces Alliance” initiative is a rescue for the current political impasse, and aims to restore confidence in the political process, by forming an efficient, balanced and reassuring governing equation for all parties to lead agreed upon transition.

Muzaffar indicated that any service-based and exclusionary ruling equation will not succeed, and will lead the entire political system to the unknown, and that the “national state forces coalition” will not be with it. Ended 29/R77

A Postman Is Nothing But.” Analysts Downplay Biden’s Vision Regarding Iraq’s Transformation Into A “Diplomatic Platform

Posted On2022-07-11 By Sotaliraq   Political analysts downplayed the vision presented by US President Joe Biden, in which he said that Iraq has turned into a diplomatic platform in the region, especially between Riyadh and Tehran, and at the same time pointed out Baghdad’s inability to solve its internal problems.

In an article published on the Washington Post, Biden said that Iraq had become a “diplomatic platform”, especially between Saudi Arabia and Iran, after it had long been a source of proxy conflicts and regional rivalries, and also indicated that Washington would help Iraq and other countries to overcome the political stalemate.

Biden also indicated that the US embassy in Baghdad was subjected to the most violent attack in the era of the previous administration. He also said that the combat mission of his country’s forces ended in Iraq after the defeat of ISIS, and its tasks are currently limited to supporting the Iraqi forces to prevent the emergence of ISIS again.

Biden talked about the series of “accomplishments” he has achieved since the new administration arrived at the White House 18 months ago, and published his article prior to his visit to the Middle East on 13-16 of this month.

Iraqi political analyst Yahya al-Kubaisi says: Biden’s article is only a “review that does not express the true reality” in the region.

He added that Biden, since his arrival at the White House, has been trying “to show unrealistic achievements, especially in light of the attack on Democrats… and the economic situation in America.”

This comes at a time when the Iraqi political forces have failed to overcome the political stalemate and form the new government, despite the passage of eight months since the October 2021 elections.

As for whether Iraq has already become a “diplomatic platform” as Biden sees it, Al-Kubaisi said, “I do not think that Iraq is capable of playing this role… Iraq is nothing but a postman, and there is a big difference between being a postman or a mediator” to bring Saudi Arabia closer. and Iran.

He continued, “Iraq has openly and clearly entered the midst of trench warfare in the region since 2011, and has become part of the Iranian axis… When it is a trench war and a war of polarization, talking about mediation (which is carried out by the Iraqi government) will be absurd.”

When asked if the Biden administration was intent on helping solve the political crisis in Iraq, Al-Kubaisi played down those efforts, noting that Biden mentioned Iraq twice in his article, and also compared the current political stalemate in the country to what exists in Lebanon and Libya.

After countless political initiatives, the political process in Iraq has not moved a step forward, as it requires consensus between the Shiite parties that have dominated the political process since the fall of the previous regime in 2003, especially the coordination framework that includes forces affiliated with the Popular Mobilization.

In an interview with Kurdistan 24, political analyst Dilshad Namiq believes that successive Iraqi governments since the fall of the previous regime have not been able to create an atmosphere of trust with the surrounding countries.

He continued, “Iraq’s relations with those countries were not stable, especially since the neighboring countries deal with the Iraqi components, as Turkey deals with the Turkmen, Iran deals with the Shiites and the Sunni countries deal with the Sunnis.”

Namiq pointed out that Iraq has a strong geopolitical position, which prompts those countries to have the same characteristic, and said, “Perhaps this article is a message to Iran to get Iraq out of its control, especially since Iraq has always been a victim of US-Iranian conflicts.”

He added that the US president wants the countries of the region, including the Gulf states, to strengthen their relations with Iraq, which he sees as an opportunity to distance Baghdad from Iranian influence.   LINK


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