Al-Zarfi reveals the details of his assignment and the fact that he came in a deal and talks about his government program
Prime Minister-designate, Adnan Al-Zorfi, denied that he had come up with a deal with the President of the Republic, Barham Saleh, or that he came with the aim of breaking the will of anyone, in response to the accusations against him and the President regarding the mechanism assigned to him to form the government without a Shiite-Shiite agreement.
Al-Zarfi said during a meeting with a group of media professionals: “My assignment came naturally, being one of the candidates for the position, and running out of the constitutional deadline for choosing a person charged with forming a government, and was not in any way a deal with President Barham Saleh.”
Al-Zorfi added that “the method of commissioning is very natural, especially since the President of the Republic has exhausted all the methods that can be followed, whether he adheres to the constitutional deadline, and his request from the political blocs concerned to resolve the matter a day before the end of the deadline, in addition to directing an inquiry to the Federal Court.”
Regarding what is said about an American option for the position, he stressed: “I am an Iraqi option first and foremost, and if one is forced during a period of his life where prisons and detention centers were constrained during the time of the previous regime, to compel him to this or that country, including the United States, to become an American This is an unreasonable logic.”
He explained that “What concerns me primarily is building balanced relations with all countries of the region; whether they are Arab as the surrounding Iraq is Arab, and Islamic as the Iraqi vicinity is also Islamic, in addition to establishing balanced state relations with regional and international powers on the basis of common interests with priority of our interests.” National.”
And regarding his options in forming the next Iraqi government in light of many crises, including the crisis of his relationship with his partners in the Shiite house, Al-Zorfi said that he “began yesterday his consultations to form the government that interests me to participate in everyone”, indicating that it is “in addition to being a crisis government in view of Because of the nature of the challenges it faces that require everyone’s participation in it, its mission will be only a year during which preparations are made for early elections.
Al-Zorfi stressed that “the decision to hold early elections is not only a government decision; as much as it is a political decision related to the nature of the preparations of the blocs and political forces to conduct such elections, and therefore if the political blocs asked me if I went ahead in forming the government to conduct them within 3 months, I I will be ready for that. ”
Regarding the persistence of divergent attitudes within the Shiite house about him, Al-Zorfi says that “regardless of the positions, I will only move with the agreement of all parties and components, because I want a government in which everyone participates,” revealing “his continued contacts with various parties, including those that are still Reservation of his choice.”
Regarding the government program that Al-Zrafi will present to the political forces, he pointed out that “my government program is brief according to the main challenges we face now, which is the external challenge, including the Security Council and the International Alliance, as the position on Iraq appears to be negative, and we may face sanctions unless We take this into consideration.”
The second challenge that Al-Zarfi considered important during the coming stage is “the mass protests that must be dealt with as a priority of our work, especially since the primary demand of the demonstrators is to hold early elections, which must be worked on, knowing that the demonstrations were pure Iraqi, and did not It was partisan or politicized, and therefore it is necessary to rise to the level of what it represented as a challenge to all of us as a political class and society, ”indicating that“ among what must be done at the level of demonstrations is to deal seriously with the file of killing and kidnapping the demonstrators, as it cannot be tolerated Under any pretext.”
And Al-Zrafi said, “The challenge of the financial crisis that Iraq is currently experiencing due to the collapse of oil prices is one of the most important things that must be faced and working on it seriously,” noting that “Iraq now lives on the cash surplus provided by the government of Haider al-Abadi.”
He explained that “among the things that must be worked on are negotiations with OPEC countries in this regard, in addition to taking effective measures in the field of encouraging investment and providing job opportunities.”
Regarding the last challenge to be faced, he said, “It is the (Corona) challenge that requires us to take a serious stand at all levels, and that is what we will focus on in my government program.” Source