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Thursday Afternoon Iraq Parliament News Highlights 9-22-22


Iraq To The US Envoy On Iran: We Pursue The Principle Of De-Escalation


Political | 05:29 – 09/21/2022   Baghdad – Mawazine News  Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein met, on Wednesday, with the US special envoy for Iran, Robert Malley, on the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, held in New York.


A Foreign Ministry statement received by Mawazine News stated that during the meeting, they discussed the political and security developments in the region and their repercussions, the reality of US-Iranian relations, and ways to activate the exploratory dialogues that took place previously, and they touched upon the ongoing negotiations in Vienna and the five + one countries.


The Minister stressed the importance of enhancing stability and introducing coordination opportunities and mechanisms, especially since Iraq follows the principle of de-escalation and the consequent interests of all parties, and what is reflected on security and peace in the neighborhood of Iraq and the region.


Al-Halbousi’s First Deputy Is Confined To The Framework… And The For his part, Robert Malley stressed the importance of adhering to the proper course of talks, expressing his thanks for the role played by Iraq in this field.


Honest Ones Reveal The Closest To The Position


Political | 04:56 – 09/21/2022   Exclusive – Mawazine News   The Al-Sadiquon Parliamentary Bloc disclosed, on Wednesday, the names proposed to occupy the position of First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, to succeed the resigned Hakim Al-Zamili.


The deputy from the Sadiqoun bloc, Ali Turki, said in an exclusive interview with the Mawazine News Agency, that there is a possibility of naming the first deputy speaker of the House of Representatives from among the independents.


Turki added that the coordinating framework has finished naming his candidate for prime minister and announced it, and that he is now discussing the nomination of the first deputy speaker of parliament, whether he is one of the independents affiliated with the framework or one of its other members.


He added that the strength of the personality of the candidate for the position is very important, and so far it has not been resolved, as there are names such as “Ahmed al-Asadi” and other deputies that are still in the process of discussion.


It is noteworthy that the position of First Deputy Speaker of Parliament was occupied by Hakim Al-Zamili, a member of the Sadrist Parliamentary Bloc who resigned. Ended 29/R77


The Democratic Party And The Union Confirm Progress In The Presidential Negotiations


Posted On2022-09-22 By Sotaliraq    Baghdad/ Firas Adnan   The two parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, reported the continuation of their dialogues regarding the position of the President of the Republic, expressing their hope to reach a common candidate, pointing out that the discussions have reached advanced stages and include all topics of one concern such as the file of elections and the presidency of the Kurdistan region and Kirkuk governorate.


A member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Ali Al-Faili, said that “the negotiations with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan are discussing several files.”


Al-Faili added that “one of the files is the issue of electing the president of the republic, in addition to other issues related to the province of Kirkuk, the parliamentary elections in the Kurdistan region, and the presidency of the region.”


He pointed out, “These files are related to each other, and therefore there is a possibility to offer flexibility on one axis for the sake of another axis.”


Al-Faili pointed out that “the dialogues over the position of President of the Republic have made great progress, since the first meeting that took place a month ago, when the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani, received the President of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Bafel Talabani, there was an understanding on broad lines.”


He explained, “This meeting was followed by an expanded meeting between the political bureaus of the two parties headed by Nechirvan Barzani and Bafel Talabani.”



Al-Faili stressed that “the last meeting took place two days ago, when Masoud Barzani received in his office Bafel Talabani again, and all these meetings have witnessed great progress in the file of the candidate for the post of President of the Republic.”


He stressed, “The two parties are not in a hurry to nominate the President of the Republic, as they want to become a catalyst in creating the ideal atmosphere for the next government.”


Al-Faili went on to say that “the government is facing great challenges, so before proceeding with them and electing the President of the Republic, there should be a national dialogue that includes everyone that will produce positive results and reassurances, especially for the Sadrist movement, in order to make the current stage a success.”


For his part, a member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Burhan Sheikh Raouf, said that “dialogues are continuing with the Kurdistan Democratic Party on all controversial points, most notably the issue of the candidate for the president of the republic.”


Sheikh Raouf added, “Those consultations have not reached a final agreement until the present time, but they are continuing to reach an independent candidate.”


He pointed out that “the two parties, in the event that they do not reach an agreement on the position of the President of the Republic, will enter the election session, each with its candidate.”


Sheikh Raouf explained that “the two parties are keen to reach an agreement, and they have confirmed the continuation of dialogues and communication, in the hope that we will reach a common candidate, and we are making all efforts to achieve this goal.


The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan is seeking to renew confidence once again in the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, while the Kurdistan Democratic Party nominated Reber Ahmed Khaled for the position.


The constitution stipulates that the President of the Republic, within 15 days of his election, assigns the candidate of the most numerous bloc to form the new government.    LINK


Observers Suggest A Second Term For Al-Kazemi After His Visit To New York Ended


Posted On2022-09-22 By Sotaliraq   Baghdad / Hussein Hatem   Observers believe that Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi’s participation in the United Nations General Assembly is heading towards two tracks, the first is an attempt to find a solution to the current political crisis, and the second is to secure international support for the second term.


Al-Kazemi, who had previously sponsored during the past month two sessions of the national dialogue in which all political forces in Iraq participated with the exception of the Sadrist movement, reiterated on the eve of his departure from Baghdad to New York, on Monday evening, the call for a quiet dialogue, and listed in a statement what his government had done in terms of foreign files He said:


“Over the past two years, we have worked to establish the best relations with our neighbors and with the international community, and we have raised the level of Iraq’s presence in international forums, and we have strengthened cooperation and partnership with everyone; Which will reflect positively on the interests of our people at all levels.”


Al-Kazemi added that “the government’s experience confirmed Iraq’s ability to play an important role in stabilizing the region, and to be an arena for bringing everyone’s views closer, and this is an approach that must take its extent at all levels.”


On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, he met with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, King Abdullah II of Jordan, Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer, Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi, and Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati. Professor of political science, Amer Hassan Al-Fayyad, said in an interview with (Al-Mada), that “there are undeniable relations between Iraq and the United States of America,” noting that “Iraq is suffering from difficulty after the October 2021 elections.”


He explained, “The outputs of Al-Kazemi’s visit are supposed to lead to a solution to the current political crisis, through rapprochement between countries.” Al-Fayyadh indicated that “any government visit outside Iraq will focus on the blockage crisis and will be the subject of discussion or discussion.”


The professor of political science hopes that “Al-Kazemi’s visit and his meeting with regional and international parties will have outcomes to resolve the political crisis.” For his part, the researcher in political affairs, Ali Al-Baydar, said in an interview with (Al-Mada), that “Al-Kazemi wanted to impose himself as a representative of Iraq instead of the President of the Republic, and to show the image of Iraq and the struggles it is going through before the whole world without impartiality.”


Al-Baydar added, “Al-Kazemi seeks to inform the countries with influence in the region about the political crisis in Iraq.”


And the researcher in political affairs continued, “Iraq may witness the internationalization of the issue and reach the stage of numbing the crisis following Al-Kazemi’s visit, but the crisis is very complex and needs a gradual solution.” Al-Baydar pointed out that “the political scene does not tolerate further escalation, and is heading towards narrow options due to some parties that are trying to impose certain wills.”


Al-Baydar pointed out, “Al-Kazemi’s going to New York is a good option, as it includes the intervention of long parties to solve Iraq’s political crisis.”


In turn, the professor of international relations, Tariq Al-Zubaidi, said in an interview with (Al-Mada), that “Al-Kazemi’s visit in reality is a protocol visit, as he went as a representative of Iraq.” Al-Zubaidi added, “The next stage will see the coordinating framework forced to replace its candidate with another independent figure.”


And the professor of international relations added, “To avoid provocations, an independent personality must be presented, away from the Sadrist movement and the coordination framework for the position of prime minister.”


For her part, researcher in political and social affairs Lina Al-Moussawi said in an interview with (Al-Mada), that “Al-Kazemi’s visit to the United States coincides with two important internal events: the first is the political crisis inside Iraq, which reached armed confrontations between the two competing parties, a party trying to form a government and a party Another has left politics but still refuses to continue the current political players themselves.”



And she continued, “The second event is the approaching date of the anniversary of the October protests, which the political parties have become afraid of due to the politicization of the demonstrations at a later time in their occurrence and their use as pressure cards against each other.”


Al-Moussawi added, “Al-Kazemi carried with him three files that he will present in New York on the sidelines of the General Assembly meeting,” noting that “the first file is to guarantee his second term, taking into account the American-Iranian consensus after the meeting that took place between Al-Kazemi and Raisi on his person after the internal parties agreed implicitly. Ali Mustafa Al-Kazemi as prime minister for a second term. The researcher added, “The second file is the security aspect of American support to combat terrorism in Iraq.”


Al-Moussawi indicated, “The third file is the economic aspect, through which Al-Kazemi will try to have Iraq compensate for the shortfall in oil supplies after the Russian-Ukrainian war.”


Al-Moussawi expected, “Al-Kazemi’s success in assuming a second round, accompanied by many threats from the political players,” noting that “Al-Kazemi is trying to please all the different parties among themselves, and this is a difficult matter that cannot continue for 4 more years.”   LINK


Al-Maliki’s Team Widens The Circle Of Division Within The “Framework” By Insisting On “Provocation”.


Posted On2022-09-22 By Sotaliraq   Translation: Hamed Ahmed   The report saw the widening of the division within the coordination framework regarding how to deal with the demands of the Sadrist movement’s leader Muqtada al-Sadr, noting that the internal dispute was exacerbating before the date of a decisive meeting to resolve the political impasse that lasted for months to form a new government.


A report by (The National) news website, translated by Al-Mada, stated that “the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, had withdrawn members of his movement from the national political scene after a bitter struggle with the Coordination Framework Alliance, which suffered heavy losses in last year’s elections.”


The report added, “Al-Sadr currently wants to dissolve parliament and has proposed keeping the Prime Minister of Business Conduct, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, and the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, in their positions to oversee a second round of early elections.”


He pointed out that “the dispute over forming a government led to massive protests and armed clashes, and nearly a year has passed and the country has failed to form a new government because of the competing parties.”


The report pointed out that “the Sadrists, despite winning 73 seats in the 329-seat parliament, failed to form a national majority government with Sunni and Kurdish allies.”


He noted that “Al-Sadr wanted to remove his opponents who seek a consensual government through which they can preserve the gains or restore their control over the ministries.”



And he stressed, “The leader of the Sadrist movement, and being unable to convert the election gains into forming a government, has since June used to send shock waves across the Iraqi political scene. session”.


The report stressed that “analysts say that even if there are new elections, it will further deepen the gap of people’s confidence in the country’s political situation.”


He reported that «three politicians, who asked not to be named, said that the leaders of the coordination framework failed to reach an agreement on how to meet Al-Sadr’s demands before a planned meeting with him this month».


The report continued, “The politicians said that the senior leaders of the framework, Hadi al-Amiri, and the former prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, in addition to a few other members, are pushing to replace the framework’s candidate for the position of prime minister, Muhammad Shia al-Sudani, who is rejected by al-Sadr.”


These politicians are quoted as saying that “the leaders of the aforementioned framework are proposing between keeping Al-Kazemi in his position as Al-Sadr desires to do so, or supporting the candidacy of National Security Adviser Qassem Al-Araji.”


The politicians added, “This proposal was met with a strong rejection by former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and the leader of the Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq movement, Qais al-Khazali.”


One of the politicians who attended the framework meeting, which was held on Saturday, said, “There is a party in the framework that seeks to find solutions to get out of the crisis, while the other party insists on provoking al-Sadr even if this leads to clashes with him again. We have seen how stubbornness led us to into chaos, from which blood spilled in the streets.”


While another politician indicated, “This does not mean that this party supports Al-Kazemi as a person, but it is one of the ways to provide solutions to relieve tension.”


The victory coalition led by Haider al-Abadi announced last Monday its support for efforts to end the crisis, and the statement stated, “Regardless of the name of the candidate for the position of prime minister, al-Abadi’s initiatives always emphasize choosing the right path to resolving the crisis, and the most important point is that all political parties must They agree on a roadmap to end the political blockage.”


The statement called for a “constitutional and political settlement to pave the way for early elections in order to restore legitimacy to the political process.”


And the report stated, “Al-Kazemi, before leaving for New York to participate in the session of the United Nations General Assembly at its 77th session, stressed in a statement the government’s achievements in establishing the best relations with neighboring countries and the international community.”


The report quoted Al-Kazemi as “describing the current political crisis as difficult, noting that the doors to the solution are still open, and this requires a calm and frank dialogue that puts the interest of Iraq and its people above all.”


The report went on to say, “The current ongoing crisis is the longest that the country has witnessed since the change of the previous regime in 2003, threatening stability and raising the possibility of the country being drawn into a civil war while it is still recovering from the consequences of decades of wars and crises.”      About (The National) news site   LINK


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