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Frame: The Crisis Is Coming To An End, And We Passed The First Test


Posted On2022-09-29 By Sotaliraq      The Coordination Framework Forces stated that they succeeded in the first constitutional test, pointing out that the crisis is on its way to an end, but the Victory Alliance, which is one of the components of the framework, announced that it did not participate in the “State Administration Alliance” agreement.


The leader of Al-Fath Mahmoud Al-Hayani said, in a press statement, that “the tripartite delegation consisting of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, the Alliance of Sovereignty, and the Coordination Framework Forces will reach Al-Hanana soon, after the task of holding the parliament session was accomplished.”

He added, “The coordinating framework is still adherent to the presence of the Sadrist movement in forming the new government, or at least other constitutional entitlements are completed, and the vote on the prime minister with the approval of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr.”


He explained, “The suffocating crisis that the political process witnessed nearly a year ago is nearing its end; Because the leader of the Sadrist movement will not oppose the formation of a government that provides services to citizens and with the agreement of all political forces.”


On a related level, the leader of Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq, Qais al-Khazali, called on the “opposing political forces to start a new page,” stressing “the need to form a strong government that will take upon itself to benefit from the current financial abundance.”


Khazali condemned the “terrorist and sabotage acts that targeted the Green Zone and its surroundings.”


For his part, the leader of the Al-Hikma Movement, Fadi Al-Shammari, stated that “the coalition of state administration succeeds in its first constitutional test, and there is no consolation for those who wager on chaos, disruption, and breaking wills by force of arms and intimidation.”


Al-Shammari continued, “Dialogue and constructive communication is the safest way to preserve Iraq, protect its security and sovereignty, fix the system’s loopholes and address the errors of experience.”


In addition, the head of the Victory Alliance, Haider al-Abadi, revealed his reluctance to sign the state administration document, calling on the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, to accept dialogue.


Al-Abadi said in a press statement that “I did not agree to a document of the coalition of state administration, but I call on the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, to accept the dialogue regardless of its results and outcomes.”


He added that “there is no problem with consociationalism or the majority, but rather the problem lies in their foundation, and there is no benefit in dialogue without that, and that the conflict is a conflict of interests and not a Shiite-Shiite conflict.”


In turn, the head of the National Sindh Alliance, Ahmed Al-Asadi, said during a press conference followed by (Al-Mada), “I was not nominated for the position of the first deputy speaker of Parliament because of the framework agreement to give the position to independent representatives,” noting that “the presidential election session will be held after the Kurdish forces agreed on a specific candidate.”


Al-Asadi added, “Muhammad Shia’a Al-Sudani is still a candidate for the Shiite framework,” adding, “It is assumed that parliament sessions will continue and we will work to continue the work of the Council.”


He continued, “The State Administration Coalition was signed by all forces, and the new government will work to hold elections after a year and a half.”   LINK


Al-Hakim Calls For Parliament To Restore Its Legislative And Oversight Role[/Size]


Policy   2022-09-28   Source:   Alsumaria news   1,063 views   The head of the National Wisdom Movement, Ammar al-Hakim, called on Wednesday for the parliament to restore its legislative and oversight role.


Al-Hakim’s office said in a statement, “Mr. Ammar Al-Hakim, head of the National Wisdom Movement, received the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mohsen Al-Mandalawi, congratulating him for gaining the confidence of the House of Representatives, wishing him success in his new mission.”


Al-Hakim stressed “the necessity of restoring the parliament’s oversight and legislative role and activating the work of the committees,” calling on everyone to “assume their responsibilities towards the current political crisis and preserve the country’s higher interests.”   LINK


Parliamentary Education: The Large Number Of Students Is Not Commensurate With The Available Educational Staff


Iraq   10:48 – 09-29-2022    The Parliamentary Education Committee confirmed, on Thursday, that the increasing numbers of pupils and students that are registered annually are not commensurate with the educational staff and buildings currently available, while it intends to discuss defining a specific mechanism for dividing the school hours.


A member of the Parliamentary Education Committee, Mahasin al-Dulaimi, said, “The process of dividing schools must be subject to a prior study, and it is one of the first problems that the committee will discuss with the Ministry of Education if the school year is 100 percent complete at the start of the 2022-2023 school year.”


Al-Dulaimi pointed out, “The importance of defining a mechanism that is compatible with the educational reality of students, because school buildings are not sufficient to accommodate them on a single time basis, so some schools were forced to implement physical and electronic education during one week.”


Al-Dulaimi confirmed, “The number of students is increasing and is not commensurate with the number of educational staff as well as school buildings, as the number of students in some schools exceeds a thousand students, in addition to causing this problem by putting pressure on the current buildings and arranging them in one class, seats and other services.”


The United States And Britain Call On All Iraqi Parties To Respect State Institutions[/Size]


Iraq   20:54 – 09-28-2022   Today, Wednesday, the United States and Britain affirmed their solidarity with the Iraqi people and their support for their quest for democratic reform.


A joint statement by the US and British governments said, “With the approaching third anniversary of the October protest revolution in 2019, and nearly a year after the formation of the government after the recent early elections, the governments of the United Kingdom and the United States of America express their solidarity with the Iraqi people and support their quest for reform.” Democrat”.


He added, “After several months of internal negotiations, Iraq is still without a government empowered to address the economic turmoil and governance that in turn ignited the Tishreen protest movement, which pushed for early elections,” noting that “paving the path to reform through violence is not possible, as The violence we witnessed on August 29 and 30 cannot be allowed to be repeated.”


The statement continued, “The only legitimate way to achieve reform and form a government that responds to people’s needs is through constructive and inclusive dialogue,” urging “all parties to engage in a peaceful, legal and inclusive process with the aim of forming a government with full powers that can improve services, create job opportunities, strengthen national unity and make order Politics work better for all Iraqis.”


The statement stressed that “this is an Iraqi affair, and it is up to the Iraqis on how to get out of this political impasse,” calling “all Iraqi parties to respect state institutions and allow them to work peacefully and effectively and reform the system so that it is fully accountable to the Iraqi people.”


The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Announces The Summoning Of The Iranian Ambassador And Handing Him A Strongly Worded Protest Note


Political | 12:15 – 29/09/2022   Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Al-Sahaf: The Iranian ambassador in Baghdad was summoned and handed a strongly worded protest note



Abdullah: Early Elections Must Be Preceded By A Political Agreement In Order To Accept The Results


Political | 10:32 – 09/29/2022    Baghdad – Mawazine News, Deputy Speaker of Parliament Shakhwan Abdullah confirmed, on Thursday, that political stability is achieved with the participation of all forces, especially the Sadrist movement, indicating that the strongest response to external attacks is unity.


Abdullah said during the Al-Rafidain Forum, “We wanted political stability, so we have to involve all political forces, especially the Sadrist movement, for the upcoming political process,” noting, “I count on dialogue and the effort made by the political blocs.”


Abdullah added, “The early elections must be preceded by a political agreement in order to accept the upcoming results.”


He pointed out that “Iraq witnessed yesterday a dangerous shift in the attack on its lands,” noting that “the response is the unity of the political forces.”


Al-Kazemi Vows To Pursue The Rocket Launchers And Renews The Call For Political Dialogue


Posted On2022-09-29 By Sotaliraq   Mustafa Al-Kazemi


Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi vowed on Wednesday to pursue those involved in the bombing of the Green Zone, where the Iraqi parliament building, again calling for a political dialogue to overcome the current crisis in his country.


The Media Office of the Prime Minister stated in a statement that Al-Kazemi directed the security forces to follow up and arrest the perpetrators of the missile bombing of the Green Zone.


Al-Kazemi stressed the need for the security forces to abide by their duties in protecting state institutions, public and private properties, and peaceful demonstrators.


He called on the demonstrators to abide by the peacefulness and the directives of the security forces about the places of demonstration. He considered that the current security situation in his country is a reflection of the political situation, reiterating the call for dialogue between all the forces concerned with political affairs to get out of the current crisis.


Seven soldiers were wounded today in mortar shelling targeting the vicinity of the parliament building, coinciding with a session that witnessed the vote to reject the resignation of Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi.  LINK


Al-Hakim Congratulates Al-Halbousi By Renewing Confidence In Him As Speaker Of Parliament


Political | 10:17 – 09/28/2022   Baghdad – Mawazine News   The head of the National Wisdom Movement, Ammar al-Hakim, congratulated Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi for renewing confidence in him as head of the legislative authority.


And the media office of Mr. Al-Hakim stated, received by Mawazine News, “We congratulate our dear brother, Mr. Muhammad Al-Halbousi, for renewing confidence in him as the head of the legislative authority, and we also congratulate our beloved Faili Kurds and the bloc of independents for electing brother Muhsin Al-Mandalawi as first deputy speaker of the House of Representatives.”


He added, “We all hope that this step will be the starting point towards an advanced parliamentary performance (oversight and legislative) that is preoccupied with approving laws that have direct contact with the lives of citizens, as well as raising the reality of the supervisory performance to diagnose and treat negatives, enhance the positives and fight corruption.” Ended 29 / p. 87