Wednesday Evening Iraq Parliament News Highlights 9-21-22
The “Coordination” Is Involved In The Sudanese, And Al-Sadr Is Considering A Legal Procedure To Dismiss His Deputies For The Second Time
Posted On2022-09-21 By Sotaliraq Baghdad / Tamim Al-Hassan The coordination framework was involved in refusing to change Mohamed Al-Sudani (the framework’s candidate to head the next government) at a time when he was unable to pass the new prime minister in Parliament.
Al-Sudani, according to information published by “Furthers” yesterday, presented his government program to several deputies in the council’s cafeteria, as they were unable to hold an official session.
Almost all the doors were closed for the Shiite bloc to implement its plan to form a coalition government, except for the faint hope that the “Al-Hanana” meeting would take place.
Political forces outside the “framework” confirm that they will not attend parliament sessions anytime soon, and the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, is steadfast in his position to dissolve the parliament.
A senior source in the Sadrist movement confirmed in an interview with (range) that «the decision of the leader of the movement not to return the deputies is final and other arrangements will be made if the Federal Court accepted the appeal of the resignation».
The court had postponed the case to consider the case presented by a lawyer regarding the unconstitutionality of the resignation of the Sadrist movement’s deputies until the end of this month.
The source added: “If the case is accepted, the Sadrist movement will then see the appropriate legal solution and submit the resignation of its deputies again.”
Al-Sadr had directed the resignation of his deputies last June, before the conflict erupted between the followers of the current and the coordination framework after storming the Green Zone.
As for the possibility of resolving the crisis by visiting a tripartite delegation that includes the Alliance of Sovereignty, the Democratic Party and Hadi al-Amiri, the leader of Al-Fateh, the information so far confirms that “Al-Sadr refuses to receive the frameworks.”
On the other hand, independent MP Hussein Arab confirmed yesterday that “some politicians will go to Al-Hanana for the agreement, which it is hoped will see the light of day soon.”
In a statement to the official news agency, Arab said, “The priorities of this political agreement are early elections and an agreement to amend the electoral law and the Electoral Commission.”
Rehearsal of the protests!
And on the impact of the crisis, it seemed at dawn yesterday that the expected second clash, after the Al-Khadra clashes at the end of last month, had occurred with a sudden security deployment that coincided with the departure of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi to the United States.
A wave of rumors and analyzes prevailed on the reasons for the arrival of various types of forces to the street and the closure of most areas of Rusafa in Baghdad after midnight on Monday.
News platforms on “Telegram” circulated scenarios of a “coup” or “attacking factions” before the authorities announced the reason for cutting off the streets, but about 10 hours after the event.
The Security Media Cell said in a statement at midday yesterday that “our security forces continue to implement their training curriculum and continue with the usual security practices, with the aim of enhancing security and stability and raising the capabilities of the security units.”
she added, “The Baghdad Operations Command will implement, after midnight today (yesterday), a purposeful security exercise within the Karkh side of the capital, after it carried out yesterday a successful exercise within the sector of responsibility.”
Most of the bridges and main roads in Rusafa were cut off hours after Al-Kazemi called on the political forces to “be calm and be patient.”
The Prime Minister, who arrived yesterday morning in New York to participate in the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly, said: “The current political crisis is difficult, but the doors to a solution are still open, and this requires a calm and frank dialogue that puts the interest of Iraq and its people above all.”
Al-Kazemi called on the national and political forces to “be calm and patient, rely on the language of dialogue and reason, and arm ourselves with a solid will and a high patriotic spirit; Let us cross our country from this stage to safety at this historical moment, through our national dialogue, which is capable of producing solutions that end this current crisis.”
Prior to the entry into force of the security practice, Al-Kazemi chaired on Monday evening a meeting of the Ministerial Council for National Security, which is a small government cell that includes security institutions and ministries.
The meeting witnessed, according to a government statement, “discussing the security situation and strengthening security plans to face various challenges.”
It is believed, according to security sources, that these measures were part of the precautions for demonstrations that are expected to start on the third anniversary of the October protests, less than 10 days later.
The expected protests confuse the movement of the coordination framework, which increases its security measures around the party headquarters, where the Sadrists are expected to participate in those demonstrations.
Also, the confusion of the “framework” has escalated with the ability of Nuri al-Maliki (leader of State of Law) to draft a new statement for the Shiite group challenging al-Sadr.
Al-Maliki was able to control the last attempts of his allies in the “framework” to remove Muhammad al-Sudani from the candidacy and announced the Shiite bloc’s adherence to the latter for the position.
Since last June, following al-Sadr’s retirement, al-Maliki imposed his control over the coordinating framework before he was joined by Qais Khazali (Asaib) and Ammar al-Hakim (the leader of wisdom).
And the coordinating framework announced in a statement on Monday evening, after a night of the most severe disagreements within the Shiite bloc since the beginning of the crisis last year, “its adherence to its only candidate for prime minister, Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani,” denying “all other rumors.”
He added that he “discussed the preparations he is making with his allies in order to resume the work of Parliament and carry out its constitutional duties.”
Some of those parties close to the “framework” leaked news of a consultative session for Parliament tomorrow (yesterday), which includes a discussion of the Sudanese government program.
This news provoked al-Sadr’s supporters, as news channels affiliated with the movement began to mobilize for demonstrations if the session was held.
Later, pictures of Al-Sudani, who was chosen more than two months ago, were circulated in a meeting yesterday with a limited number of representatives of the framework and the coalition of resolve and independents affiliated with the framework.
According to the coordination framework channels, Muhammad Al-Sudani had presented his government program to the deputies, who numbered no more than 30, in an “informal” session.
The framework had hoped to hold an integrated session, but Shakhwan Abdullah, deputy speaker of parliament, told Kurdish media yesterday that “there is no specific date for the parliament session.”
On the other hand, those media quoted the statements of the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s spokeswoman, Representative Vian Sabri, in which she confirmed that her bloc “will not participate in any session held by the House of Representatives to elect a President of the Republic unless an agreement is reached.”
The two main Kurdish parties, the “Democratic” and the “Union”, have been holding meetings at the leadership level for days, without announcing so far a single candidate for the presidency.
Bankin Rekani, a member of the Democratic Party’s negotiating delegation, described the atmosphere between the two parties as “very good,” and said, according to Kurdish media, that “there is a possibility to reach an agreement on one candidate for the presidency.” LINK
PUK: The Political Stalemate Continues, And There Is No Swap Of Positions With The Democratic Party
Political | 01:27 – 09/21/2022 Special- Mawazine News The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan confirmed today, Wednesday, that there are no “swaps” for positions with the Kurdistan Democratic Party.
The leader of the Union, Sherzad Samad, said, “The political blockage continues, so there is no truth to any news about reaching agreements or swaps for positions with the Democrat, with the absence of vision about the convening of parliament sessions.”
Samad continued, in his interview with Mawazine News, that “there is uncertainty about the political parties in the Shiite house reaching consensus and solutions, and all of this is linked to each other.” Ended 29/N33 https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=206080
Hammam Hammoudi: The Framework Seeks A Full-Fledged And Acceptable Government Preparing For Elections In Iraq
Shafaq News/ The head of the Iraqi Islamic Supreme Council, Hammam Hammoudi, confirmed on Wednesday that the coordinating framework, which includes Shiite political forces, seeks to form a government in Iraq with full and acceptable powers, preparing for early elections in the country.
This came during his meeting with Elbrus Kutrashev, the Russian ambassador in Baghdad, and they discussed political developments and ways to enhance stability and overcome crises, according to a statement issued by Hammoudi’s office.
During the meeting, Hammoudi indicated that the framework forces are seeking to find a government with full powers, acceptable to all, to prepare for new elections, and to serve the people according to a sober program, stressing that the current crisis is still within safe limits, and that everyone is keen on dialogue and maintaining community peace. .
The two sides discussed Russian economic cooperation with Iraq, the expansion of investment activity, the repercussions of the war in Ukraine, and opportunities for stability in the Middle East, according to the statement. LINK
The Candidate Of The Coordination Framework For The Prime Minister Mentions A “Fake” Government Formation
Shafaq News/ Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, the candidate for the coordination framework for the prime minister, noted today, Tuesday, a government formation that was circulated by activists on the communication sites, and confirmed that it was “forged”.
In a statement issued by his office, which was received by Shafak News Agency, he said, “Several lists have spread in the ministerial formation,” stressing that “these lists are incorrect.”
Al-Sudani called on the media to “be careful in publishing information from its official sources.”
Earlier this evening, the Shiite coordination framework candidate to head the next government, Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, revealed the details of his meeting with a number of deputies in the Iraqi parliament.
Al-Sudani said in a tweet, “We responded to a parliamentary call, from the various blocs, to exchange visions and proposals on the ministerial curriculum and the form that the relationship between the House of Representatives and the next government should be, explaining that today’s meeting dealt with important issues related to service and living aspects facing citizens and activating the economy.” LINK
The Iraqi Foreign Minister Discusses With Mcgurk The Implementation Of The “Strategic Dialogue”
Shafaq News / Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein discussed with Brett McGurk, a member of the National Security Council and White House Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa, the mechanism for implementing the steps that were adopted during the strategic dialogue session.
This came on the sidelines of the work of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, held in New York, according to a statement received by Shafaq News Agency.
According to the statement, during the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations between Iraq and the United States of America, especially military and security relations, and the mechanism for implementing the steps that were adopted during the strategic dialogue session.
The meeting dealt with the regional situation in the region, the current developments in it, and Iraq’s relations with the countries of the region.
Hussein stressed, “Through its pivotal role, Iraq seeks to be a factor and a source of stability, calm and mediation to resolve differences between some countries in the region.”
For his part, Brett McGurk, according to the statement, expressed his “appreciation for Iraq’s efforts in promoting peace and stability in the region LINK
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They Left With A Positive Impression.. The Office Of The Tire Candidate For Prime Minister Reveals The Details Of His Meeting With The Deputies
Shafaq News/ The office of the Coordinating Framework candidate to head the next government, Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, revealed on Tuesday the details of his meeting with a number of deputies in the parliament building regarding his government program.
The office said in a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, “The meeting took place at the invitation of a number of deputies representing different political blocs, and they were directed to Al-Sudani to discuss the course of events, to stand on the latest political developments, and to exchange ideas, visions and proposals regarding the ministerial program and the relationship that should be between Parliament and the government.” .
And he indicated that “the number of attendees at the meeting exceeded 60 deputies from various blocs, as they discussed important issues related to the service and living aspects facing citizens, as well as ideas and proposals that were aimed at activating the economy represented by industry, agriculture and tourism.”
The office indicated that “the meeting witnessed the activation of mechanisms, programs and plans related to providing job opportunities, addressing poverty, and following up on the conditions of the poorest governorates.”
He added, “Al-Sudani presented a picture of the latest developments in the political situation and the ongoing negotiations and agreements, which emphasize communication with everyone, adopting dialogue and proceeding with the completion of the constitutional entitlements.”
He continued, “During the meeting, the Sudanese explained the features of his ministerial program, and reviewed some visions and ideas related to the nature of the relationship between the House of Representatives and the next government, which is supposed to be an integrative and solidarity relationship facing challenges in a positive and responsible spirit.”
The office confirmed that “the deputies who attended the meeting had a positive impression and considered the meeting an indication of the principle of joint responsibility.”
This morning, the candidate of the comprehensive coordination framework of the Shiite political forces, with the exception of the Sadrist movement, for the position of the next prime minister, Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, held a meeting with a number of deputies in the parliament building to discuss his government program.
This comes at a time when the Iraqi political situation is witnessing an escalating tension, as the followers of the Sadrist movement led by Muqtada al-Sadr mobilize in preparation to storm the Green Zone again in the event of a parliamentary session to elect the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister, refusing that the coordination framework should form the government, and in return some leaders of the framework insist on forming a government. The government is away from the Sadrist movement, and sticks to its Sudanese candidate.
At the same time, civil activists are making extensive preparations to return to the demonstrations on the first of next October, in remembrance of the day when the October 2019 demonstrations began. LINK