Millionday News 8/3/13
millionday] The Premier, Nouri al-Maliki, and the US Vice-President, Joseph Biden, discussed the security situation in Iraq.
A statement by the White House cited on Saturday “Biden phoned Maliki to express his condemnation for the recent wave of violence in Iraq.”
“Biden expressed his condolence on behalf of the US citizens for the victims of terrorism in Iraq,” the statement continued. “Both sides emphasized the necessity for mutual cooperation to support Iraq in pursuing the terrorists responsible for recent attacks to present them for justice,” the statement concluded [millionday] hmmmm --
Read More Link On Right
[millionday] The Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki held an Iftar banquet for media representatives, heads of satellite channels and local newspapers as well as international media outlets on Saturday evening.
The reporter of AIN on Monday “PM Maliki received in his office today the officials and representatives of the local and international media outlets, among them representative of AIN, at an Iftar banquet.”
The banquet was also attended by a delegation from the Iraqi Journalists Association, headed by Muayed al-Lami
[millionday] this is very interesting and the way it is stated is encouraging as well
[millionday] The parliament Economy & Investment Committee ruled out possibility of emerging an economic crisis due to the unstable security in Iraq. Economists had warned of a backwardness that might befall the economy in Iraq if the security deterioration would continue.
The Economy Committee's Rappateur, Mahma Khalil stated to All Iraq News Agency (AIN) "We do not think Iraq will suffer economic crisis, especially since many countries are building their economies depending on Iraq's economy as it enjoys considerable financial reserve and surplus."
[millionday] so in other words -- there is too much riding on this for the bombings to stop it now
[millionday] i agree smile
[DlD] Sounds good
[millionday] to me too -- we like that one – smile brb with more
[millionday] The Ahrar bloc associated to the Sadr Trend described the decision of closing the US embassy in Baghdad as a message to the rest countries to follow this step and close their embassies in Iraq as it confirms presence of a crisis in the country.
Head of the bloc, Baha al-Araji, said "The US Department of State decided to suspend the activities of its embassy in Iraq at a time we wish to close this embassy permanently and we would like to remind our people that the USA is still the cause of crises in Iraq and this decision sends a clear message to the other countries that Iraq is experiencing an emergency state, so you must close your embassies as well."
"This resolution is also a message to assure the crisis in the country and give green light to the Qaeda to carry out their terrorist operations, hence we call on our people to consolidate their unity and override such manners which aim to arouse fear inside the people," he added.
[millionday] the US of A is not the only embassy closed in Iraq
[millionday] obviously this is not the first time that there has been security issues within Iraq so the reasoning has been talked about and talked about -- we shall see where this leads without making guesses [millionday] smile be back with more
[millionday] United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Mr. Nickolay Mladenov of Bulgaria as his Special Representative for Iraq and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
Mr. Mladenov will replace Mr. Martin Kobler of Germany to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedicated service and excellent leadership of UNAMI.
UN Spokesman, Martin Nesirky, said "Mr. Mladenov brings to his new position extensive experience from a distinguished career in public service. As Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria from February 2010 to March 2013, he led his country’s diplomatic engagement with a large number of partners, including in the Middle East."
[millionday] "He served as Minister of Defense of Bulgaria (July 2009-January 2010) and as a Member of the European Parliament, including its Foreign Affairs Committee and the Delegation for Iraq (May 2007-June 2009).
He was also a Member of the Parliament of Bulgaria from 2001 to 2005," he added. "Mr. Mladenov has held several positions in the inter-governmental and non-governmental sectors, including at the World Bank, the National Democratic Institute and the International Republic Institute," UN Spokesperson pointed out.
"Mr. Mladenov earned a Master of Arts in War Studies at the King’s College of London, and a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in international relations at the University of National and World Economy of Sofia, in Bulgaria," according to him
[millionday] brb with more
[jimplants] There are 10 thousand troops/security people in the embassy in iraq
[millionday] maybe we finally have someone in there that understands the whole picture -- smile
[millionday] wow that place must be hugen smile
[DlD] Let's hope
[millionday] brb with more
millionday] The Kurdistan Alliance bloc announced not to oppose Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for a third term.
The remarks come at a time when the peshmerga Ministry delegation in Baghdad, the Kurdistan Regional Government on Saturday to attend a meeting of the higher Joint Committee which includes members from the ministries of defence and the peshmerga, head of the Kurdistan Alliance bloc Fouad Massoum told sourcing Centre for the Iraqi media network:
"the Constitution did not prevent the President from holding only a third session and did not apply to the Prime Minister and the speaker of the House."
Article 72 of the Constitution reads as follows: first: the President's term to four years and may be re-elected for a second term, II: the mandate of President of the Republic by the end of the session of the "House of representatives", the Constitution provides for the definition of the mandate of the Prime Minister.
[millionday] note -- poor iraqis
[millionday] "This needs a constitutional amendment is the decision of the House of representatives", stating that "the issue of download errors for Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki or ministerial order cabin pressure of regional work of the Government and will anyone come place Al-Maliki with pressure."
the Prime Minister had refused to identify the Parliament for his mandate, saying that "the law limiting the duration of the mandates of the two Prime Ministers and the Parliament will not pass because it was contrary to the Constitution." he was infallible,"I am not going to defend Al-Maliki or other, but I call on the political blocs to vision and not loading failure for a particular party."
millionday] in other words -- it doesnt matter what you stand up for if it is not constitutional --
[millionday] also they are saying the problems need not to be blamed on anyone particular party or person - hmmm -- now we do have the un in iraq obviously with the new representative --
[millionday] we also have major security meeting as Jim was saying - there are huge groups of security and many meetings going on about the lack of security in the country
[millionday] we also have an update on the security ministers --- they havent been able to decide who because they are arguing about it -- now there is something new!! smile
Papatom] millionday remember that article that said the Kurdistan folk were not gonna back Maliki and his hopes were dashed.... about 3 weeks ago???
[Rudie] I know they usually get along so well!
[faith1] remember years ago when Shabibi said give me security, !!!
[millionday] Papatom no i didnt see that one but i do remember when they put in place the lack of a third term in the country ---
millionday] maybe it is saying that you can only be voted in two times and since he was not voted in by what we saw on the first term -- he is able to run again -- lol
[Papatom] wish i knew were it was.... we discussed it on a roundtable.....I actually brought the article.....but I can't remember were it is now
[millionday] i wonder what it is that caused their change of heart
[Papatom] THAT'S right~! he STOLE the 2nd term
[millionday] we will just take your word on it hun – lol or was handed it -- smile
[ANYdaynow] Did anyone find it bone chilling that the new UN guy is named Nicholay and he is from Bulgaria (which is next to Romania - just like the Nicholae Anti-Christ in the Left Behind series?
[Papatom] it's not critical......
[millionday] faith1 i do remember that hun
[Papatom] ANYdaynow i couldn't put my finger on it but now that you mention it....
[millionday] Papatom it is very interesting however hun -- thanks for bringing it up
[millionday] ANYdaynow hmmm -- very interesting point hun
[Papatom] millionday if i can find it..... i'll let ya know.....
[millionday] thanks hun brb with more
[millionday] ok i dont see anything more passed or changed
[millionday] what i have seen is this -] they are waiting on banking regulations to be put into effect and there is a demand for the second amount of food rations that re supposed to be given out during this holiday to last through the end of the holiday
[millionday] so we have very little news but as we see -- security is a huge issue
jimplants] Aren't the cards supposed to be loaded tomorrow?
[millionday] now they are not putting the airlines out of commission and it is obvious there is a huge amount of security leaders and reps in iraq trying to stop what might happen with the recent escape and also the recent bombings ect
[millionday] jimplants i am not sure of that hun -- i do know that they have a four day holiday coming up and the country is full of media and also the un is there --
[millionday] the news is very limited right now so we will see what they do on their first work day of the week tomorrow and meet you back here
[millionday] unless we get some more news in and then i will bring it --