Millionday News 6/5/13
[millionday] Kurdistan Alliance said Wednesday that the Cabinet decision to hold its next meeting in Arbil, as an important step to end the outstanding issues between Baghdad and Erbil, which comes to complement the efforts to resolve the differences.
The Cabinet decided Tuesday held its regular Sunday in the province of Arbil, in the framework of the style adopted by the Council of Ministers to hold some of its meetings in the provinces.
A member of the Kurdistan Alliance's Hassan Jihad (Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network): The meeting of the Council of Ministers held in Erbil will be an important step and could contribute to the solution of many of the outstanding issues between Baghdad and Erbil
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[millionday] Jihad said: that holding the meeting in Arbil comes to complement the visit of the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government Nechirvan Barzani to Baghdad last month, stressing that the Kurdistan solutions supports the outstanding issues on the basis of the Constitution.
He added: that holding the meeting in Arbil the time factor, especially since there is a meeting will bring together Prime Wazzra Nuri al-Maliki and President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani.
millionday] He continued: that the visit will be reflected positively on the relationship between the federal government and the Kurdistan region.
And finished the ministers and deputies of the Kurdistan Alliance boycott of the government and parliament after a meeting earlier described as positive between a delegation from the provincial government and the federal government was the agreement to overcome their differences and find solutions to outstanding problems.
[millionday] this is obviously positive news once again about the meeting in erbil they are expected to resolve many issues and have resolved amendments and placement issues for power sharing and also the ministers are being dealt with as well to return and remain working
[millionday] this is also about the committees to monitor all agreements with kurd and fed gov
[millionday] United Kingdom Ambassador to the United Nations, mark grant, Wednesday nights, that the Security Council will transfer some files related to Kuwait and Iraq from Chapter VII to chapter VI of the Charter of the United Nations when the issue next month.
Leal said grant, whose country holds the rotating Presidency of the Security Council this month that "taking into account the progress made by Iraq in implementing the commitments of the United Nations towards Kuwait, the Council will transfer some issues from Chapter 7 to chapter VI of the Charter of the United Nations when it meets to discuss the issue next month.
[millionday] And Iraq is to resolve all outstanding issues with Kuwait, which suffered as a result of the policies of the former regime, and pay $ 41 billion to date, leaving only 11 billion dollars, in addition to its commitment to provide the Kuwaiti Amiri archive and search for the missing Kuwaitis.
Grant said during a press conference for the presentation of programme of work of the Security Council this month, said the Council would hold consultations on the 27th of this month on issues relating to Iraq and Kuwait.
[millionday] this is great of course -- moving to chapter 6 is what is expected and have something else on it as well
[millionday] Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshayar Zebari said Thursday that Iraq is about to end its Chapter VII status after reaching agreements with Kuwait on resolving pending issues under Chapter VI of the UN Charter.
Zebari identified the longstanding issues with Kuwait as finding and returning Kuwaiti prisoners of war and missing people; returning seized Kuwaiti properties; returning Kuwait state body archives; repairing border markers; and compensations
[millionday] Iraq has assured the State of Kuwait, through a series of long talks, that it has no interest in hiding POWs or dead bodies, nor in keeping the seized Kuwaiti properties and (state) archives” he said. He went on to say that “Baghdad has returned to Kuwait all in its hands of Kuwaiti archives and properties”.
The Iraqi minister stressed that Baghdad is also greatly cooperating with Kuwait in the search for missing citizens. He added that Iraq and Kuwait have agreed on assigning the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) to follow up the search for and return of the missing citizens, properties and archives
[millionday] Zebari pledged to offer all help and support to any Kuwaiti team seeking to work on these files in Iraq. “The State of Kuwait has agreed to move these three files from Chapter VII to Chapter VI under the supervision of UNAMI, or any other UN body if UNAMI’s mandate ends.”
As for the borders markers’ repair, the Iraqi top diplomat said that “the two countries have signed two memoranda of understanding in this regard; the first related to forming a joint committee to supervise border markers repairing process and the second related to financing a residential complex project in Umm Qasr for Iraqi families affected by the demarcation.”
Moreover, Zebari said that the two neighbors have agreed, after difficult negotiations, to form a joint committee to administrate navigation in the channel of Khor Abdullah
[millionday] Also, “Iraq and Kuwait have agreed to drop resolution No. 833 of Chapter VII and to move it to Chapter VI,” he said. With regard to the compensations file, Zebari estimated the total value of Kuwaiti reparation at about USD 52 billion.
“Iraq has paid USD 41 billion so far, and the remaining sum is only USD 11 billion. If Iraq decided to pay the remaining amount in one batch, it will immediately get out completely from Chapter VII,”
“But if it decides to pay the sum according to the currently applied annual deduction, the sum will be fully repaid by the end of 2015.”
[millionday] The Iraqi Foreign Minister described the agreements reached between the two neighboring Arab countries as a “great achievement” and a “huge step forward” towards normalizing relations and the opening of a new brighter chapter in bilateral ties
millionday] nice -- i agree -- huge step brb with more
[millionday] Sheikh Khalid Al-Mulla said counselor in the presidency Wednesday that all political parties officially announced its support for the document of honor, which launched last week, Vice President Khudair Alkhozai and composed of eight items.
Mulla told (Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network): The document of honor launched by the Presidency of the Republic delivered to all political parties indicating that the document, which includes eight items, approved by all parties.
He added: that the chances of success of the document lies in Astaaabha the views of all parties by giving them the right additions, deletions or amendment to the items contained in the eight, pointing out that all political parties will engage in the formulation.
[millionday] Mullah predicted, that they can be expanded to hold a meeting of political parties during the holy month of Ramadan for the purpose of discussing a document that will honor by bypassing a lot of problems on the Iraqi arena.
He was Vice President Khodair al has released a document in which he called to the maintenance of national unity to the Iraqi people and the protection of the national fabric and do not let anyone finding religious discrimination or nationalism or sectarianism,
and the adoption of the principle of dialogue way alone to address the problems and the contract that Taatari march of the political process and move away from the use of media to put differences and problems and resort to national or bilateral meetings and the search for solutions through constitutional means, and the rejection of the intersection and the estrangement between the political forces in the event of crises and conflicts and seek solutions to them through direct dialogues.
[millionday] this is the document of honor between iraq fed and kurds for those of you that have not heard of it yet the rest of my news is not in yet -- not sure why but it has been slow
[millionday] very slow for this week i am not sure why this is not in yet but its not
[wmawhite] It is all coming together for a very important purpose.
[millionday] we have results from the meeting and that looks like it with the celebration on for the martyr oh yes it is coming along very fast and perfect
[millionday] with the move of most to chapter 6 and the goal to move it all out in the next week or so -- very good news obviously
wheresmyRV?] millionday Are they going to have the final meeting in July and not on the 27th of this month?
[topgun3182] millionday ... With All the 1 step forward ..... 2 steps back we've experienced over the years .... How confident do you feel NOW ... Think we are close??
[faith1] in this news it saYS THIS AND NEXT MONTH, whoops,,, do you still think this month for the meetings..
[millionday] the US sent officials and experts to recognize fake currency and help with that so we shall see what the new news brings -- if it comes in i will come back
[millionday] oh yes -- topgun
[millionday] wheresrv -- it is this month –june i hope the rest comes in so we can look at that -- we shall see -- i will bring it if it does