Sunday Afternoon Iraq Parliament News Highlights 7-31-22
Al-Azm Alliance calls for an internal dialogue away from the outside and warns of undesirable consequences
Posted On2022-07-31 By Sotaliraq Addressing matters should be “through open dialogue and direct communication” Today, Saturday, the Azm Alliance called for the dialogue to be confined within the Iraqi house, away from being “influenced by the outside” or influencing the street.
Al-Azm said, in a statement that Kurdistan received 24 copies of, that he calls on all political leaders “to give priority to the higher interests of the country and to banish any political conflict over two important matters, namely the judicial institution that fortified the fortified homeland, as well as mobilizing the street and militarizing society and throwing it into inter-political disagreements.”
He added that dealing with matters should be “through open dialogue and direct communication between political leaders who we trust in their ability and wisdom, neutralizing field means, and limiting dialogue within the corridors of the Iraqi political house, away from being influenced by the outside or influencing the street and resorting to it in order to avoid the occurrence of the unimaginable consequences.” LINK
Al-Halbousi announces the suspension of sessions until further notice.. Political forces rule out the resumption of the work of Parliament soon
Posted On2022-07-31 By Sotaliraq Baghdad / bright news
Political forces have ruled out resuming the parliament’s work soon due to the current crisis and the Sadrist movement’s sit-in in the parliament building, calling for direct negotiations and talks between the opposing blocs with the aim of reaching solutions that defuse the crisis.
Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi issued a statement received by Al-Mada, in which he confirmed the suspension of parliament sessions until further notice.
A member of the Al-Fateh Alliance, Fadel Al-Fatlawi, said in a statement to Al-Mada that “the charged atmosphere makes it difficult to hold a close session of Parliament, and the wise and wise should move to remedy the situation through dialogue and understanding.”
Al-Fatlawi added, “Sitting at a direct dialogue table will solve many problems, especially since Parliament will live in a state of disruption as a result of recent developments.”
He called on political leaders to “release calm speeches that seek to defuse the crisis, think about the country’s interest and think of realistic solutions that fit the stage we are in.”
Al-Fatlawi stressed that “the understandings that must take place between the forces will be outside the scope of the parliament, but through sessions between the leaders of the blocs, and the role of the leaders will be to get out of the crisis.”
He called, “community activities and religious and cultural institutions to intervene and show a calm position that works to defuse the crisis, as it is not possible for the country to remain in this state.”
Al-Fatlawi continues, “Dialogue is enough to solve this crisis, and we fear that its impact will reach the street. The escalation and convulsive discourse are not in the interest of any of the political parties.”
Al-Fatlawi added, “All national parties hope that there will be a dialogue table that brings together all political parties and leading figures, especially parties that find themselves at odds with each other, and we have no other solution to calm the situation.”
But a member of the Al-Hikma bloc, Rahim Al-Aboudi, confirmed that “the coordinating framework adheres to the nomination of Muhammad Al-Sawadni to the position of prime minister.”
Al-Aboudi spoke about a “committee that was formed that will conduct negotiations with all political forces with the aim of reaching agreements and a government program capable of bearing the burdens of the next stage and overcoming crises within time limits.”
For his part, Kurdistan Democratic Party MP Suhaib al-Lahibi said in a statement to Al-Mada that “what some political forces sought to insist on holding a session of Parliament is incorrect, and the evidence is what happened during these two days.”
Al-Lahibi continued, “The current opinion is for the Iraqi street to make a radical change in the political process,” calling on “political forces to see what the Iraqi street has gone through.”
He pointed out, “the possibility of conducting negotiations between the political blocs in order to resume the work of Parliament and reach an agreement that satisfies the masses,” expressing his hope that “positive results will be reached that will save Iraq from possible ruin.”
Al-Luhaibi concluded, “All the data indicate the difficulty of resuming parliament sessions in these circumstances, and then proceeding with the formation of the government.”
Protesters from the Sadrist movement stormed the Green Zone yesterday, Saturday, and took control of Parliament, and announced an open sit-in after the coordination framework insisted on the nomination of Muhammad Shia al-Sudani for the position of prime minister. LINK
Zebari: The Iraqi Judiciary Is Reaping What It Sowed.. And The Curse Of The Civil War
Posted On2022-07-31 By Sotaliraq The solution is dialogue and a return to the law and the constitution.”
A member of the political bureau of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Hoshyar Zebari
A member of the Political Bureau of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Hoshyar Zebari, said today, Saturday, that the Iraqi judiciary is reaping what it sowed after the recent legislative elections.
You reap what you sow,” Zebari wrote on his Twitter account. Previous biased judicial decisions after the October 2021 elections are the reason for what happened today because of the short-sightedness in denying the winning forces in the parliamentary elections to form a national majority government.”
Damn the Shiite civil war,” he added.
Zebari pointed out that “the solution is dialogue and a return to the law and the constitution.” LINK
Al-Nujaifi Warns Of The Outbreak Of A “Civil War” In Iraq And Calls For An Emergency Parliamentary Session
Shafaq News/ Osama al-Nujaifi, the Secretary-General of the United Iraq Party, warned on Sunday of the outbreak of a civil war in the country due to the exacerbation of the political crisis, calling for an emergency session of Parliament and setting a date for early elections to avoid any possibilities that lead to negative results.
Al-Nujaifi said in a statement today that the inability, failure, and dangerous escalation of the political crisis afflicting the country heralds dire possibilities, including civil war.
He added that a return to the people is achieved by holding an emergency session of the House of Representatives whose mission is to reconsider the election law, change the commission, and set a date for early elections. . LINK
Nechirvan Barzani Calls On The Iraqi Political Parties To Come To Their “Second Capital” And Start An Open Dialogue
Shafaq News/ The President of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, expressed on Sunday his concern about the recent political situation in the country, calling at the same time on all political parties to exercise restraint and engage in direct dialogue to overcome problems, and get Iraq out of this sensitive circumstance.
In a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, President Nechirvan Barzani said that “we are following with deep concern the political situation and developments taking place in Iraq,” calling on the various political parties to exercise utmost restraint and engage in direct dialogue in order to solve problems.
He added that increasing the complexity of matters in these sensitive circumstances endangers societal peace, security and stability in the country.
The President of the Region also said: While we respect the will of the peaceful demonstration of the masses, we stress the importance of protecting state institutions and the security, life and property of citizens and state employees.
He added: The people of Iraq deserve a better life, present and future, and the common duty and responsibility of all forces and parties is to work together to get Iraq out of this sensitive and dangerous circumstance.
Nechirvan Barzani continued by saying that 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 cannot be resolved through dialogue.
It is noteworthy that the supporters of the Sadrist movement, led by the prominent Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, stormed for the second time and within 72 hours the fortified Green Zone and the Iraqi parliament building in protest against the nomination of the coordinating framework, Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, for the position of Prime Minister for the next federal government.
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
Al-Maliki: The Legislative Authority Has Fallen.. Al-Amiri Calls On Al-Sadr For Serious Dialogue
Shafaq News/ The head of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, said on Saturday that the legislative institution in Iraq (Parliament) “fell” after being stormed by supporters of the Sadrist movement, at a time when the head of the Fatah Alliance Hadi al-Amiri, the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr to ” A serious dialogue” would spare the country and the people any potential dangers.
Al-Maliki said in a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, “The repercussions of today’s events and the recurrence of the fall of the legislative authority and spreading an atmosphere of terror and fear of the security, political and economic unknowns invite me to address my sincere and sincere appeal to the brothers in the framework and the current to take a responsible position that absorbs the shock and initiates a serious dialogue away from negative influences.
He added, “Our public has fallen under the pressure of the crisis, the results of which have become frightening, because it robs them of their security, their future and their dignified life, and that the national and legitimate responsibility obliges us all to adopt the path of dialogue and correct paths, in order to launch the process of rebuilding the state of solid constitutional institutions.”
Al-Maliki continued, “Trust in God and announce to your masses that you will begin the serious work of understanding and dialogue, to spare the country and the people the dangers of slipping into unimaginable consequences, especially if arms intervene instead of understanding, and after the fall of the legislative institution and the threat of the judiciary, so that everyone knows that he will not stop the deterioration in Iraq unless Dialogue and tolerance between the parties to the political process.
In turn, Al-Amiri said in a statement, “I sincerely call on our dear brother, His Eminence, Sayyid Muqtada Al-Sadr, to a serious dialogue with the brothers within the coordination framework, to find a way out of the political obstruction that the political process has reached, and to think of possible solutions to spare the country and the people any potential dangers. May God protect Iraq from all evil.” LINK
President Barzani: All The World’s Money Is Not Worth The Greatness Of A Martyr, But Compensating The Families Of The Anfal People Is A Moral Responsibility
Erbil (Kurdistan 24) – President Masoud Barzani said today, Sunday, that all the world’s money is not worth the greatness of the remains of one of our martyrs, but compensating the families of the martyrs is a moral responsibility of the federal government, and Baghdad should assume its responsibilities in this regard.
President Barzani’s statements came during a funeral ceremony for the remains of 100 Barzani victims of the notorious Anfal operations launched by the former Baathist regime against the Kurds in the eighties of the last century.
In addition to President Barzani, Kurdistan Regional President Nechirvan Barzani, former Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, and Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein attended the ceremony.
President Barzani said, “On a day like today, 39 years ago, the Baathist dictatorship killed 8,000 innocent people, with extreme brutality, in the deserts of southern Iraq, and they were between 12 and 90 years old, and all their fault was that they were Barzani.”
He added that “what happened is a wound that will not heal,” stressing at the same time that efforts are being made at the international level to gain recognition of the Anfal crime as a genocide.
President Barzani called on Baghdad to compensate the families of the victims and said: “All the world’s money is not worth the bones of any of our martyrs, but compensation for the families of the martyrs is a moral responsibility that falls on the shoulders of the federal government, and Baghdad must fulfill its duties in this regard.”
During the ceremony, wreaths were laid on the coffins containing the remains of the victims, before burial in the Barzanis Al-Anfal cemetery in the Barzan region.
On July 31, 1983, the Iraqi Revolutionary Guard launched a campaign against the Barzanis, where these forces collected 8,000 people from them, and those who killed them.
And then Saddam Hussein’s regime carried out other Anfal operations against the Kurds, which began on February 22, 1988, and continued until September 6 of the same year. LINK
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