Sunday News Summaries and Commentaries
Asked the leaders of the blocs year of Mr. Haider Abadi, binding guarantees the implementation of the long list of demands that must be adhered to after the receipt of his constitutional duties, as a condition for their entry in the new government.
Bottom line to this article…..Abadi is holding strong to his belief that the political process is based on the Constitution and does not require or seek the terms, warranties, demands, or threats of anyone….IMO….Abadi has done remarkably well in fending off all the suggestions, demands, bribes and what have you that have been pitched in his direction over the past 10 days to 2 weeks…..he should be proud that he hasn’t knuckled under to anyone’s demands.
Iraq is attempting to buy 30,000 tons of rice….from multiple sources…second only to Egypt in rice imports at this time.
Iraq pays the salaries of retirees abroad electronic card
Rafadain Bank announces that it will be paying salaries for retirees who live abroad with electronic cards……is this an Iraqi issued “Ki” card….or just an ATM card they might already have been issued from their respective local bank? Sounds like a “Ki” card.
Iraq and Belarus sign agreement, “the promotion and protection of investments”
So for at least a temporary time, Zebari is back in his role as Foreign Affairs Minister…..meeting with counterparts of Belarus and signing agreements that promote and protect investments between the two countries.
Vice chest expresses concern about the failure to approve the budget due to suspension of the relevant committee passage of the budget
So here we have a Parliament member of the Liberal bloc claiming that the committee responsible for the budget of 2014 has been suspended due to the head of the committee Abadi being taken away from the committee to form the new government….so he was the sole driving force behind the committee…no one else can step up to the plate and carry the ball for the committee….how pathetic is that…..this MP makes it sound like it is all me me me…..”I sent the budget to the government late last year….just more excuses why it isn’t moving forward….excuses…excuses…excuses.
Airlines going first trip around Guangzhou, Beijing and launches e-booking
Iraqi Airways launched new flights to China and is introducing e-bookings for customers as well.
Maliki’s bloc demanding Bmansbi Vice President and Parliament
Maliki’s bloc is now “demanding” a Vice President position in Parliament for one of their own….more and more “demands”…..doesn’t say much for integrity in my book if they have to demand, or feel they must demand….one would think that if Abadi came from the National Alliance bloc…that he should be replaced by a member of that bloc….not necessarily from the Dawa Party
Zarif praises al-Maliki in maintaining the stability of Iraq
The Iranian Foreign Minister has met with Maliki and praised him for the recent stability of Iraq….that almost sounds like a slap in the face IMO…..to Maliki…..has there been any real stability in Iraq…..especially in the last couple of months….I guess if he sees Maliki as truly the “outgoing PM”….he will say anything to him at this point.
Ethyl Najafi calls to internationalize “the issue of the Year” in Iraq and to provide protection to them internationalism
Najafi is calling for international help for the province of Diyala as has been witnessed in other provinces of Iraq already…..he calls upon the US and Europe specifically for help and aid.
Infallible and Allawi emphasize the importance of forming a government of national partnership
President Massoum and National List leader Allawi, appear in agreement that in forming the new government….there must be adequate representation of all parties that reflects a unified front for Iraq going forward…..once that has been accomplished then they can begin diligent work on getting terrorism under control and removing the unwanted terrorist ranks from various areas of Iraq as well as starting work in earnest on reconstruction and new development.
A brawl between deputies from the Federation to the House speaker
An old fashioned fist fight broke out in Parliament….what next…..the article isn’t exactly clear what the issues might have been, or just how far it got.
Source: the reopening of government banks in Mosul
Government banks in Mosul were seen opening their doors again for the first time since the terrorist take over of the city back on June 10……each bank has armed guards to help protect banking activities and bank customers….banking hours are running from 8 to 5 each day they are open.
Central Bank calls for banks to adhere to, regardless of the Iraqi dinar at the official rate
The CBI is calling upon private banks within Iraq to adhere to the established official rate of the Iraqi dinar that is set at the CBI official rate…..of interesting note….the CBI sets the rate at 1116 dinars to the USD.
Ornaments: optimistic to form a government soon, within the period of time the constitutional
Expectations are running high it seems that a government will be seated soon….as in this week, maybe as early as Monday or Tuesday…..we appear to be within the final 72 hours of Abadi’s process of selection.
Allawi: these demands submitted to the Abadi
Allawi talks about more demands being heaped upon Abadi as part of the selection process for his ministers…..of importance is the position that will oversee armed forces and local police forces…..Abadi has been holding strong to his pitch about competence as well as integrity…..we shall see where this gets him once his list of names are announced.
Iraqi Foreign thank Iran for its cooperation in the fight against terrorism
Iraqi Foreign Minister Zebari praised Iran for their help and cooperation in fighting against terrorism….efforts between the two countries has been good in this regard.
Kurdistan Parliament held an emergency session tomorrow to discuss the situation of Sinjar
The Kurd Parliament is holding a session tomorrow, Monday, to talk about the Sinjar situation….DAASH forces pushed Peshmerga out of the area when they initially arrived….this is the mountainous area where many women and children and Christians have died….since the involvement of the US in air support many have been rescued from being trapped on or near mountaintops in the area.
Abadi determines tomorrow Deadline for receipt of the names of candidates for the ministries
So Monday be the deadline to get names to Abadi for consideration of his list of ministers….so does that throw out the possibility of him going before Parliament tomorrow….common sense would say yes….so things slide to Tuesday at the earliest it would seem now.
Parliament rapporteur: Presidency received names of candidates for the parliamentary standing committees
Names for standing committees within Parliament are being received by the Speaker of Parliament and he is beginning to recognize the names being put forth and that there should be a vote tomorrow so these committees can form and start to move forward with their expected work….each committee will elect a President after the formation of the government ….busy day for Parliament tomorrow.
Iraqi jurists in London: papers submitted to the court ready-Maliki
Human right’s activists are calling upon the UNSC to set up committees to implement an international investigation against Maliki and members of his government….to crimes against humanity….even as recent as the massacre in the mosque north of Baghdad…times ahead look a bit shaky for Maliki and clan.
Haider al-Abadi: determined to resolve the problems between Baghdad and Erbil
Exciting times face Abadi in his new role as Prime Minister…..what greater action could he start things out with under his watch than to see a resolution between Baghdad and Erbil….a major feather in his hat.
Abadi: essential coordination between the Central and Kurdistan to fight “daash”
Abadi recognizes the importance of the central government and the Kurds in fighting the terrorist organization DAASH…..and at the same time resolve Constitution issues between the two.
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