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Saturday AM Iraq Parliament News Highlights 9-24-22


A New American Comment On The Iraqi Political Crisis


2022-09-24 | 04:01   Source:   Alsumaria news   4,488 views   Alsumaria News –  Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein discussed today, Saturday, with the US Assistant Secretary of State for Middle Eastern Affairs Barbara Leaf, the developments of political events in Iraq.


In a statement received by Alsumaria News, the ministry said, “Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein met with US Assistant Secretary of State for Middle Eastern Affairs Barbara Leaf, on the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.”


The statement added, “During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries, developments in political events in Iraq, and the importance of finding solutions within initiatives that are consistent with the next stage and its requirements and contribute to overcoming the crisis. The meeting also discussed developments in the regional and international situations, as well as a number of related issues.” mutual interest”.


In turn, Leaf expressed her country’s continued support for Iraq and work to strengthen the partnership between Baghdad and Washington, stressing the importance of strengthening national dialogue among Iraqi leaders.   LINK


A Member Of Al-Fateh Is Likely To Hold A Session Of Parliament Next Tuesday


Political | 09:02 – 09/24/2022   Baghdad – Mawazine News, a member of the Al-Fateh Alliance, which is affiliated with the coordinating framework, Mahmoud Al-Hayani, suggested, on Saturday, that the expected session of the House of Representatives will be held on September 27.


Al-Hayani indicated that the session “will be dedicated to electing the first deputy speaker of Parliament, who is the candidate of the framework,” explaining that “the position will go to independents, and MP Mohsen Al-Mandalawi was nominated to fill it, which is an important part in completing the presidency of Parliament so that we can proceed with Parliament sessions and choose the President and Prime Minister.” After that, we will go to dissolve parliament and re-election.”


In an interview with the official “Al-Sabah” newspaper, which was followed by Mawazine News, Al-Hayani reiterated, “The coordinating framework adhered to his candidate for the post of Prime Minister Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani,” noting that “a quartet or tripartite delegation will go to Al-Hanana in the coming days to discuss the current crisis.”


He added, “The framework is going to form a national government that serves the citizen and the public interest, although there is opposition from some civil forces, including the Tishreen forces, to the resumption of parliament and the formation of the government,” returning that “this does not serve the people and the citizen, and that delaying the formation of the government will harm the Iraqi citizen.” “.


He continued, “There are many corruption files that have begun to appear on the political scene and are caused by the absence of the legislative authority and parliament,” stressing “the importance of the role of the Iraqi judiciary in holding the corrupt of all political forces and the executive government accountable.” Ended 29/N33


Al-Halbousi: There Is A Clear Fragmentation Of The Political Forces And Everyone Has Adopted The Al-Kazemi Government[


Posted On2022-09-24 By Sotaliraq   Parliament Speaker Muhammad Al-Halbousi confirmed, on Sunday, that there is a clear fragmentation of the political forces, and there is a fragmentation of the visions of the political forces, and each force has an independent program and mechanisms, while indicating that everyone will be supportive of Mustafa Al-Kazemi’s government and all its decisions.


Al-Halbousi said during his hosting of the “Deep Breath” program, which is shown on the Tigris satellite channel, and followed by “Progress”, that “the year 2020 is a crossroads and is similar to its circumstances in 2003, and today it also goes to further extents, and it is not related to Iraq only, but also to the regional and global situation.” , as the situation is turbulent at the level of the region and the whole world, and now also it goes to further extents, and the problem is not within the borders of Iraq, but is related to the situation of the entire region and the nature of international and regional relations.


He did, and some of them may be caused by the accumulations that occurred in Iraq, and we cannot be isolated from the world, and all countries were affected by the accumulated crises, and today we have reached stages in the structure of the Iraqi state.”


He added, “The Iraqi regime in the previous stage was politically controlled and there was a national alliance, from 2003 to 2018, and it represented the largest parliamentary spectrum and was in agreement with the rest of the political parties, and in the end, the understanding is reached on the management of the state, whether in terms of persons or the application and consensual stages of enacting laws,” pointing out to “Today, there is no such political formation that the rest of the forces can rally around.


There is a clear fragmentation of the political forces, and there is a fragmentation of the visions of the political forces, and every force has a program and mechanisms.


He continued, “The previous government did not clearly have a supportive team, but today what the government adopts, there is no political team that adopts it with it within the House of Representatives, and we found that there are participating and opposition political forces, and we are not talking about specific forces, but in general, and we all adopted the Al-Kazemi government, so is Everyone will adopt this government with everything and not oppose it with anything?”


He explained that “the state is not run in this way. Participation has duties and responsibilities, and no opposition has its way.”   LINK


A Political Movement To Hold A Parliamentary Session This Week.. And The Coordination Committee Is Discussing The Visit Of Al-Sadr


Shafaq News/ Today, Saturday, Parliament Rapporteur Gharib Askar revealed a political movement to hold a session of the Parliament during this week, between the purpose of this session.


Askar told Shafaq News Agency, “There is a movement taking place among the political forces in order to hold a parliament session this week, not in order to form the new government, but in order to have laws that need legislation during the next stage.”


And he indicated that “the movement is still going on between a number of political forces, but so far there is no final agreement to hold the session and no fixed date for holding it during the current week,” stressing at the same time that “there is almost unanimity on the return of parliament sessions, in isolation from the formation of the government and the crisis.” political”.


For his part, a leader in the coordination framework told Shafak News Agency, that the General Authority of the Coordination Framework will hold a meeting during the next two days at the house of one of the leaders of the framework, Haider al-Abadi or Ammar al-Hakim, explaining that the meeting will discuss the most important topics, which is a dialogue with the Kurdish and Sunni parties on forming the government and agreeing to determine the A date for the resumption of council meetings.


He pointed out that the meeting will discuss the preparation of the government program nominated for the position of Prime Minister, provided that the cabinet will consist of 22 ministries, 12 of which are for Shiites, 6 ministries for Sunni parties, and 4 ministries for Kurdish parties.


The leader in the framework, who chose not to be named, confirmed that the meeting will touch on an upcoming visit of the negotiating delegation to the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr. LINK


Khazali Hints At The Possibility Of Al-Sudani’s Apology And Refuses To Renew Al-Kazemi: The Framework Is Ready To Give The Sadrists 6 Ministries


Shafaq News/ The Secretary-General of Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq, Qais Khazali, indicated on Friday the possibility of an apology from the coordination framework candidate to head the next government, Muhammad Shiaa al-Sudani, indicating that the framework’s readiness to grant the Sadrist movement 6 ministries.


Khazali said in an interview with the official Al-Iraqiya channel, followed by Shafak News Agency, “I think that Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani is ready to compromise if the solution is his apology,” explaining that “the framework is ready to give half of the Shiite component’s entitlement to the Sadrist movement to participate, (12 Shiite ministries according to political custom). )”.


Khazali pointed out that “any opportunity for renewal for the prime minister of the caretaker government does not exist completely.” He continued, “The majority of the Shiite framework forces are not with the early elections, but now they agree to the early elections in order to please the brothers in the movement.”


Khazali said, “I still believe that the solution is in the early elections, and we will not interfere in the early elections, and the issue is left to technical matters.”


He continued, “For the return of the Sadrist bloc’s deputies, there is no solution other than early elections.”


Khazali indicated that “if the movement wants to return to parliament, there will be early elections, and if it wants to participate in the government, the framework is welcome.”   LINK


Al-Kazemi Thanks Al-Sistani From The United Nations Headquarters For “Protecting” The Democratic Path And Criticizes The Iraqi Political Forces


Shafaq News/ The Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi called, on Friday, not to use Iraq’s lands under the pretext of combating “terrorism”, and he also extended his thanks and appreciation to the supreme religious authority in Iraq, Ali Al-Sistani for “protecting” the democratic path in Iraq.



In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Al-Kazemi said, “I am pleased to greet you in the name of Iraq, which is one of the founding countries of this organization that hosts us,” adding that “there are great and difficult challenges, especially at the level of the internal political conflict, but there is, on the other hand, a spirit of hope among the people of Iraq who He has the ability to seize the opportunity for life, progress and peace.”


Al-Kadhimi recalled, “The Iraqi martyrs who gave their lives in order to defend the values of freedom, justice, democracy, and human rights,” and said, “During that just war, the Iraqi military forces acquired unique skills in fighting ISIS and enforcing the law, and Iraq benefited from the experiences of His allies in his fight against terrorism, we renew our thanks and appreciation to them.”


He continued, “We renew the call of the Government of the Republic of Iraq to the necessity of continuing to confront the phenomenon of international terrorism and the groups supporting it,” adding that “Iraq reiterates from this platform its calls not to use its territory under the pretext of combating terrorism.”


The Iraqi Prime Minister extended his thanks and appreciation to “all organizations and countries, and to everyone who helped support the Iraqi elections that took place in October 2021, and he singled out the supreme religious authority, Mr. Sistani, for his protection of the democratic path in Iraq.”


He explained, “Despite the success of the elections, the political forces were unable to agree on the formation of the government, which led to the creation of a political blockage. My government called for a serious and transparent dialogue for all political forces and various parties to discuss ways out of the current political crisis.”


Al-Kazemi stressed that “Iraq seeks to bring views closer and find sustainable peaceful solutions to regional crises and differences between the countries of the region, by putting forward many initiatives aimed at ensuring peace and security in our region.”   LINK

With The Participation Of Iraq.. Arab Foreign Ministers Meet In New York And Discuss 4 Files


Shafaq News/ On Friday, Arab foreign ministers held a meeting in New York City, in which they discussed 4 files.


In a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, Iraqi Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Al-Sahaf said, “Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein participated in the meeting of the Arab group at the ministerial level in New York, which discussed issues related to Palestine, Syria, Yemen and the war between Russia and Ukraine and its repercussions on the level of food security. and energy.”   LINK


Foreign Minister To His German Counterpart: Iraq Still Needs Your Support


Shafaq News/ The Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fuad Hussein, met with the German Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Annalina Birbock, on the sidelines of the meetings of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly held in New York. During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries, and prospects for strengthening them to serve the interests of both countries.


In a statement, the Iraqi Foreign Ministry stated that Hussein expressed his thanks and appreciation for Germany’s supportive stances for Iraq, explaining: We affirm our thanks to Germany; For standing with Iraq, for supporting us in our battle against ISIS, for supporting us at the United Nations, for providing humanitarian aid, and for logistical support for the security forces.


Addressing his German counterpart, he added: Iraq still needs your support, especially that you have experience in the reconstruction of your cities that were devastated by wars, as well as your experience in the field of economic advancement, expressing Iraq’s emphasis on upgrading relations between the two countries to higher levels.


Hussein also said: We hope to open multiple horizons in the field of economic, trade and energy cooperation, and ways to confront the repercussions of climate change between the two countries, stressing the need for security and intelligence coordination, especially in the field of combating terrorism and eliminating its intellectual incubators.


For her part, German Foreign Minister Annalina Birbock expressed the importance of developing bilateral relations between the two countries in all fields, adding that Berlin affirms its commitment to supporting Iraq at all levels.   LINK


Al-Rawi: Al-Kazemi Negotiated With The Austrian Prime Minister The Forcible Return Of Iraqi Refugees


Shafaq News/ Vienna representative Omar Al-Rawi said today, Friday, that Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi and Austrian Karl Nehamer discussed the forcible return of Iraqi refugees from Austria to Iraq.


In a post on “Facebook” and seen by Shafak News Agency, the representative of the Vienna City Parliament, Omar Al-Rawi, said that “the Austrian Prime Minister stated that he met the Prime Minister of Iraq for immigration and asylum and to negotiate the possibility of forcible return of rejected asylum seekers to Iraq “.


He added, “Al-Kazemi says we agreed to cooperate to fight terrorism,” noting that “he believes that the two sides are honest, but each one sees priorities elsewhere.”


And the narrator continued, “Our Austrian president sings on his nights.”


And the media office of the Prime Minister explained in a statement that “Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi met in New York with the Chancellor of the Republic of Austria, Karl Nehamer,” noting that “the two sides confirmed the desire to strengthen joint work in the field of combating terrorism, and the Austrian Chancellor expressed his thanks to Al-Kazemi and his high appreciation for the efforts of Iraq is pursuing the remnants of terrorism and drying up its sources.”   LINK

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