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Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr

 

 

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, Monday, local media reported that the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, will deliver a speech shortly.

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The leader of the Sadrist movement in Iraq, Muqtada al-Sadr
The leader of the Sadrist movement in Iraq, Muqtada al-Sadr

On Monday, the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, accused the Iraqi judiciary of overlooking the blocking third in the government, stressing his refusal to return Iraq to the square of quotas and corruption.

Al -Sadr said in a speech addressed to the Iraqi people that “the people suffer from poverty, as there is no new majority government that may benefit them, nor the current government that can serve and benefit them,” wondering: “Has the insolence reached the point of disrupting the laws that benefit the people (your eye)?” Reference to the judiciary's decision to repeal the Food Security Law .

He added, "They target the people and they want to bring them to their knees, and the most amazing thing is that the judiciary is keeping pace with the heinous acts of the blocking third in terms of knowing or not knowing," noting that "the authority blinded their eyes to what the people suffer from the weight, fear, lack of money and lives, militia domination, dependency, and fears of normalization and epidemics."

Al-Sadr continued, "I was not surprised by one iota of the obstructing third and its obstruction of forming a majority government."

Earlier, the independent representatives in the Iraqi parliament put forward an initiative on Sunday aimed at resolving the political impasse in the country.

 

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Al-Sadr also published a tweet on Sunday, saying: “I was honored that those belonging to me were the largest parliamentary bloc in the history of Iraq, and I was honored to succeed in forming the largest cross-quota bloc, and I was honored to rely on myself, and not be dependent on external parties, and I was honored not to resort to the judiciary in managing the needs of the people and the requirements for forming a government.

Al-Sadr continued: "But due to the increase in the struggle against the inside and the outside, and against the idea of a national majority government, we did not succeed in our endeavors, praise be to God," noting that this was "the entitlement of the partisan and independent parliamentary blocs, or those claiming independence, which did not help us in that."

He said, "We have an option left that we must try, which is to turn to the national opposition for a period of no less than 30 days."

He continued, "If the parties and parliamentary blocs, including those we had the honor of allying with, succeed in forming a government to alleviate the suffering of the people, it will be blessed and blessed," warning that "the opposite of that will have another decision to announce at the time."

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2022-05-16 | 06:02
 

Al-Sadr sends a message to the "blocking third" and confirms: We will not ally with you (video)

 
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Today, Monday, the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, sent a message to the "blocking third" in Parliament, stressing that the movement will not ally with them for the purpose of forming a government.

Al-Sadr said in a speech, which was followed by Alsumaria News, that "the people suffer from poverty, as there is no new majority government that may benefit them, nor the current government that can serve and benefit them."
 
 

Al-Sadr stressed, “Iraq will not return to the square of quotas and corruption, while describing the actions of the blocking third as “disgraceful.

” He added, “They target the people and want to bring them to their knees, and the most amazing thing is that the tribes keep pace with the shameful actions of the blocking third in terms of knowing or not knowing,” noting that the authority has blinded Help them about the weight, fear, and lack of money and lives the people suffer, the domination of militias, dependency, fears of normalization, epidemics, and corruption that filled the land of Iraq with thefts, kidnappings and killings, until Iraq’s politicians became an example of corruption and immorality, except for a few whose impact has faded and is still waning.”
 

Al-Sadr addressed the blocking third, saying, “You have found an excuse between you and God and between you and the people to obstruct the formation of the government, so what excuse do you find before the Creator and creation for your obstruction of the people’s livelihood and their dignity? Or do you think that your actions will compel us to ally with you, no and a thousand no, adding, "We will not return Iraq to the square of quotas, corruption and abhorrent consensus."

The leader of the Sadrist movement concluded, "The consensus has perched on the chest of Iraq and its people for many years, harvesting green and dry as they express, and it has clearly harmed everyone with a view. So how long will the camel remain on the hill, and for how long will corruption and consensus remain the master of the situation while the people boil and suffer and what? from the helper."
 
 
 
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ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Top Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ruled out the possibility of striking a deal with rival Shiite blocs in a televised address on Monday, lashing out at the "obstructing third" for preventing the Iraqi people from having a government.

Sadr blamed Iraq's politicians for having "become an example of corruption and vice, except for a few," and stated that he has no intention of conducting a deal with other Shiite blocs after the rival Coordination Framework prevented his alliance from forming the country's next government through repeated boycotts of parliamentary sessions.

The Sadrist Movement leader, visibly frustrated, once again expressed complete rejection of a consensus government and warned his foes that they will "not be safe from the roaring of the oppressed."

The speech comes a day after the cleric announced that his bloc will transition to the national opposition "for a period of no less than 30 days" after his efforts to form a national majority government were rendered futile.

He stated that his bloc will have another decision to announce should the other political parties, "including those whom we had the honor of allying with," prove unsuccessful in forming a government.

During his address, the cleric repeatedly called on Iraq to steer away from corruption, asking "how long will corruption and consensus remain the master of the situation while the people suffer and there is no helper."

Iraq's political climate continues to be mired in instability with the country's next government having yet to be formed seven months after early elections were held in October.

The inability to form a permanent government hinders the current caretaker cabinet from carrying out proper, long-term decisions to stabilize various sectors of the country, including its economy, following a clarification from Iraq's Federal Supreme Court on Sunday addressing the capabilities of the current caretaker government.

With the gap between Iraq's rivaling political blocs seemingly wider than ever, the caretaker government's inability to pass laws and address broad issues continues to have detrimental effects on the country.
 

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The early parliamentary elections resulted in the victory of the Sadrist movement of the cleric Muqtada al-Sadr with 73 seats The early parliamentary elections resulted in the victory of the Sadrist movement of the cleric Muqtada al-Sadr with 73 seats

Despite the "fiery" speech of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, in which he openly addressed those he describes as members of the "blocking third", a description intended for the "coordinating framework of Shiite forces" bloc, Iraqi political observers, speaking to Al-Hurra, They said the speech was "expected" and indicated al-Sadr's "impatience", but that it might "not signal a change" in the current political situation.

"offensive" language

In his brief speech, which lasted for three minutes, al-Sadr accused "belonging to the blocking third" of being "nothing without power," and asked, "Has insolence reached the end of laws that benefit the people?" In reference to obstructing the vote on a law called the Iraqi Food Security Law.

Al-Sadr said that those belonging to the framework and their allies had "blinded their eyes" by "disrupting the people's summit and their dignity", describing their actions as "disgraceful", and accusing the judiciary of "going along with these actions."

In response to the speech, the Shiite framework issued a statement in which it said that "emotional, convulsive discourses" cannot be a solution to the country's problems.

Iraqi journalist and analyst, Ahmed Hussein, says that "the offensive language in which al-Sadr spoke, and his direct speech to a competing political bloc in this way is unprecedented."

Hussein added that "the Food Security Law was not presented to Parliament, and it was rejected by the Federal Court, and Al-Sadr's implicit accusation of obstructing the framework may mean that Al-Sadr believes that the Federal Court is controlled by his opponents."

The abolition of the law came a day after al-Sadr announced his "transition to the opposition for thirty days."

 

 

 

The Federal Court annulled the law, on Sunday, based on a lawsuit filed by the deputy, Basem Khashan, who is an independent deputy, but is considered among the members of the "blocking third" as they are called.

The law provides sums of money to support agricultural, industrial and irrigation projects, as well as to pay debts for electricity production owed to countries such as Iran.

Opponents of the law say that the current government has no right to submit bills like this because it is a "day-to-day care government" whose term ended with the election of the new parliament, which the court upheld.

The leaders of the framework, such as the former Prime Minister, Nuri al-Maliki, warned against the government committing “constitutional violations,” or “actions outside its powers as a business administration with specific and financially restricted tasks, and it must rely on government precedents to find a solution,” according to what It was reported by the local " Nas News " agency .

Al-Maliki praised the Federal Court's decision, which angered al-Sadr.

 

The Iraqi Ministries of Agriculture and Electricity say that repealing the law will disrupt important agricultural projects, and may cause an increase in the supply of electric power.

The abolition of the law led to protests among a number of parliamentary blocs.

The representative of the opposition Parliamentary New Generation bloc said that canceling the bill is "a great danger, as Iran threatens to cut off gas in the event of non-payment of debts owed by Iraq," adding in televised statements that "the Ministry of Commerce does not have a storehouse for foodstuffs like the rest of the world."

The Iraqi expert in legal affairs, Naji Al-Zahra, says that the Federal Court "complied with the Iraqi constitution by rejecting the bill."

Al-Zahra added to Al-Hurra that "the refusal is procedural, not because of the articles of the law, as the party that submitted the law lacks the necessary powers to take such a procedure."

Al-Zahra indicates that the solution may be "presenting the bill through 50 deputies, or through the President of the Republic, and amending the paragraphs that the court may object to."

The Shiite coordination framework said in a statement in response to al-Sadr's speech that "the framework forces, through the parliamentary bloc and its allies, took their position with allocating sufficient funds to secure food stocks, ration card items, support for farmers, social protection, and increase the salaries of retirees and youth loans."

The statement said that the objection submitted by the framework blocs was due to the increase in the law's allocations from 9.6 trillion dinars (more than 6 billion dollars) to 30 trillion dinars (about 20 billion dollars).

The framework said that the new law was devoid of new government jobs to appoint young people or funds for social protection, adding, "In our estimation, it is an alternative project to the budget. The government's mechanism has resorted to avoid implementing the decision of the Federal Court on Kurdistan Region's oil."

This decision obligates the region to pay quantities of crude oil to Baghdad in accordance with the annual budgets, in return for Baghdad paying the salaries of the region's employees.

The framework blocs said: "We registered our objection to the use of the crisis conditions of high food prices and the lack of food stocks of wheat by adding allocations and exchange doors that do not represent an urgent necessity if not a door to corruption and misuse of financial abundance and squandering the wealth of the people."

The statement accused the "resigned" government of allowing "unprecedented corruption" and said that "government supporters" are trying to evade responsibility and accuse others "arbitrarily".

He also said that there is "a congestion and a wave of misleading positions and statements", including the accusation of the framework blocs of disrupting the formation of the government, and said that this accusation "raises astonishment because it comes from forces claiming to be the winner and representing the majority, but it seems that they have failed in their acquisitive project and are trying to mislead public opinion." .

And writers close to the framework say that al-Sadr, in his speech, "blew up bridges" with the blocs of the "blocking third."

The Iraqi political analyst, Ali Al-Maamouri, says that "the verbal exchange usually indicates that the crisis is real, and that the blocs are unable to come up with a solution."

Al-Maamouri added to Al-Hurra that "the Sadrists and their rivals from the framework are playing a game of political rope pulling, and they use propaganda methods that may be understandable during election campaigns or after the formation of a government, but they are definitely not useful during the negotiation period, and will only complicate the situation further."

Al-Maamouri confirms his saying: "However, hostility and statements between politicians have reached more intense limits in the past, and a solution has been reached."

Al-Mamouri added, "In the past, international and regional pressures succeeded in convincing the competitors to reach a solution, but Iraq appears to have fallen back on the list of priorities of international influencers."

The political crisis has raged since the elections last October, when parliament was unable to nominate a new president on the constitutional date, which led to the country entering a constitutional vacuum as it is run by an incomplete government.

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Al-Sadr accuses the Iraqi judiciary of “going along” with his opponents

He refused the alliance with the "blocking third"... and threatened to resort to the streets
Tuesday - Shawwal 16, 1443 AH - May 17, 2022 AD, Issue No. [15876]
 
 
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Karrada suburb in Baghdad, as it appeared yesterday, in light of a new dust storm that hits Iraq (AFP)

The day after he announced that he would go to the opposition for 30 days, leaving room for his opponents, the forces of the Shiite coordination framework, to form the government, the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, launched a violent attack yesterday (Monday), on the Iraqi judiciary, declaring at the same time, that he would not ally with what he called « The blocking third.

Al-Sadr said, “The people suffer from poverty, so there is no new majority government that can benefit them, nor a current government that can serve and benefit them.” He wondered, “Has the insolence reached the point of disrupting laws that benefit the people (your eye your eye)?”, referring to the judiciary’s decision to repeal the law Food security.

Al-Sadr added: “They target the people and want to bring them to their knees, and the most amazing thing is that the judiciary is keeping pace with the shameful acts of the blocking third in terms of whether it knows or does not know.” ». He continued, "I was not surprised by one iota of the blocking third and its obstruction of the formation of the majority government." Close to the coordination framework, the forces of the framework would respond to al-Sadr’s speech during a meeting that was scheduled to be held yesterday evening, “attended by all the leaders of the coordination framework in order to put points on the letter, especially with regard to the accusations leveled against them of obstructing the interests of the people, starting from the formation of the government to a decision Federal Court on Food Security Law.
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Al-Sadr accuses the Iraqi judiciary of going along with the "coordinating framework" and refuses to ally with the "blocking third"

 
Tuesday - Shawwal 16, 1443 AH - May 17, 2022 AD, Issue No. [15876]
 
 
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Karrada suburb in Baghdad, as it appeared yesterday, in light of a new dust storm that hits Iraq (AFP)

A day after declaring to go to the opposition for a period of 30 days, leaving room for his opponents in the Shiite "coordinating framework" forces to form the new Iraqi government, the leader of the "Sadr movement" Muqtada al-Sadr launched a violent attack yesterday (Monday), on the Iraqi judiciary, declaring at the same time He himself said that he would not ally with what he called "the blocking third". Al-Sadr said that “the people suffer from poverty, as there is no new majority government that can benefit them, and no current government that can serve and benefit them,” wondering: “Has the insolence reached the point of disrupting laws that benefit the people (your eye your eye)?”, referring to the judiciary’s decision to cancel Food Security Act.
Al-Sadr added: “They target the people and want to bring them to their knees, and the most amazing thing is that the judiciary is keeping pace with the disgraceful acts of the blocking third, in terms of knowing or not knowing.” He pointed out that "the authority blinded their eyes to the weight, fear, and lack of money and lives that the people suffer, the domination of militias, dependence, and fears of normalization and epidemics." He continued, "I was not surprised by one iota of the blocking third and its obstruction of the formation of the majority government," at the same time waving to his opponents the street card, saying: "The oppressed have a roar from which you will not be safe."
In addition, a source close to the "coordinating framework" stated that the forces of the "coordination framework" will respond to al-Sadr's speech, after a meeting that is supposed to have taken place yesterday evening, Monday, and was attended by the leaders of the "coordinating framework" with the aim of "putting points on the letters", especially in terms of The accusations leveled at her of "disrupting the people's interests, starting with the issue of forming a government to the Federal Court's decision regarding the Food Security Law." The source added to Asharq Al-Awsat that "governments, whether through the (parliamentary) majority or consensus, are not formed by force, and from the point of view of one party; Because it has a simple majority. There is a kind of fallacy in understanding the subject of the majority; Because we are governed by the constitution and the interpretation of the Federal Court regarding the election of the president of the republic, which requires a two-thirds majority of parliament members, which is not available to the Triple Alliance, which includes the Sadrist Movement, the Sunni Sovereignty Alliance, and the Kurdistan Democratic Party. The source asked: “Does democracy mean that we come to vote on their candidate for the presidency, and then we go to the opposition so that they form a majority government?” He pointed out that "(the coordinating framework) acts according to the rules of the democratic game, including what we call the (guarantor third), and our opponents call it the (blocking third)."
In this context, Dr. Fadel Al-Badrani, professor of international media at the Iraqi University, said in an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat that “Al-Sadr’s resort to the opposition came in light of the Federal Court’s rejection of the draft food security law, which was one of the sponsors of the Sadrist movement and its partners, as well as the He was convinced that his coalition could not form a government. He added that "the choice of the opposition that (Al-Sadr) set for a month, was a message from him to the public opinion that we left the opposition party the task of forming the government, with his conviction that no party was able to form it." Al-Badrani continued: “With regard to the position of al-Sadr’s allies (the Sovereignty Alliance and the “Democratic” Party) on the opposition’s decision that he chose, I expect that it will affect the future of the partnership between them, and they certainly refuse to impose the opposition’s option on them, and perhaps we will see Barzani (Massoud Barzani, leader of the “Democratic” party The Kurdistan Region”) is an initiative with (the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan) to concede to the latter party by re-selecting President Barham Salih for a second term in the presidency, in exchange for issues that restore the relationship between the two traditional parties. He explained that «the political forces are at a new turning point, and we may witness new alliances, the center of which will be the independents, in moving the stagnant waters with a hidden push from the traditional forces to save their face. As for maintaining the current situation, it will not last long, and the political forces have now realized that they have weakened a lot. At any moment, some of them can agree with each other - especially the Shiite forces - on a personality to take over the prime minister, and the seven-month crisis will end.
For his part, the head of the Center for Political Thinking in Iraq, Dr. Ihsan Al-Shammari, told Asharq Al-Awsat that “Al-Sadr’s transition to the temporary opposition means that he wants to distance himself from the political closure, as well as not to hold his bloc in Parliament responsible for the failures taking place at the level of political performance. He adds that «the other side in this case, is that the chest is pushing (the coordination framework) towards the angle of acute embarrassment; Especially since (the framework) is the one who works to obstruct, in addition to that (Al-Sadr) wants to say that the independents failed in the process of forming the government; As he realizes that there are attempts to circumvent the option of the independents by the (coordinating framework) and other political forces, in a way that disrupts his project, which is a national majority government, and this is what constitutes an embarrassment for the independents.
Al-Shammari explained that "this is the second time that al-Sadr has pushed his partners from (the Alliance of Sovereignty) and the (Kurdistan Democratic Party) towards freedom to move away from him, if they want to, noting that "it is clear that there are intentions for al-Sadr to go to the opposition, and therefore it is A message that (the Alliance to Save a Homeland), (i.e. the tripartite alliance that includes al-Sadr with its Sunni and Kurdish partners) may not be able to survive, which means that al-Sadr’s partners remain in a state of embarrassment, which may push them to be in a position to try to find a quick solution towards other options".

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A “fiery” speech by Al-Sadr and a statement by “The Frame” .. The secrets of the sharp debate in Iraq

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Despite the “fiery” speech of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, in which he explicitly addressed those he describes as members of the “obstructing third,” a description intended for the bloc of the “coordinating framework of Shiite forces,” Iraqi political observers spoke to Al-Hurra. They said that the speech was “expected” and indicated “Sadr’s impatience,” but that it might “not signal a change” in the current political situation.

"offensive" language

In his brief speech, which lasted for three minutes, al-Sadr accused "belonging to the blocking third" of being "nothing without power," and asked, "Has insolence reached the end of laws that benefit the people?" In reference to obstructing the vote on a law called the Iraqi Food Security Law.

Al-Sadr said that those belonging to the framework and their allies “blinded by the authority” by “disrupting the people’s summit and their dignity,” describing their actions as “outrageous,” and accusing the judiciary of “going along with these actions.”

In response to the speech, the Shiite framework issued a statement in which it said that “emotional, convulsive speeches” cannot be a solution to the country's problems.

Iraqi journalist and analyst, Ahmed Hussein, says that "the offensive language in which al-Sadr spoke, and directing the speech directly to a competing political bloc in this way is unprecedented."

Hussein added that "the Food Security Law was not presented to Parliament, and it was rejected by the Federal Court, and Al-Sadr's implicit accusation of obstructing the framework may mean that Al-Sadr believes that the Federal Court is controlled by his opponents."

The abolition of the law came a day after al-Sadr announced his "transition to the opposition for thirty days."

 

The leader of the Sadrist movement Muqtada al-Sadr announces his conversion to the opposition

Iraq.. Muqtada al-Sadr turns into the opposition
The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, announced his conversion to the opposition for a period of no less than thirty days.

The Federal Court annulled the law, on Sunday, based on a lawsuit filed by the deputy, Basem Khashan, who is an independent deputy, but he is considered among the members of the “blocking third” as they are called.

The law provides sums of money to support agricultural, industrial and irrigation projects, as well as to pay debts for electricity production owed to countries such as Iran.

Opponents of the law say that the current government has no right to submit bills like this because it is a “day-to-day government” whose mandate ended with the election of the new parliament, which the court upheld.

In addition, the leaders of the framework, such as former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, warned against the government committing “constitutional violations,” or “actions outside its powers as a business administration with specific and financially restricted tasks, and it must rely on government precedents to find a solution,” according to what It was reported by the local " Nas News " agency .

Al-Maliki praised the Federal Court's decision, which angered al-Sadr.

 

The Iraqi Ministries of Agriculture and Electricity say that repealing the law will disrupt important agricultural projects, and may cause an increase in the supply of electric power.

The abolition of the law led to protests among a number of parliamentary blocs.

The  representative of the opposition Parliamentary New Generation bloc  said that canceling the bill is “a great danger, as Iran threatens to cut off gas in the event of non-payment of debts owed by Iraq,” adding in televised statements that “the Ministry of Commerce does not have a storehouse for foodstuffs like the rest of the world.”

The Iraqi expert in legal affairs, Naji Al-Zahra, says that the Federal Court "complied with the Iraqi constitution by rejecting the bill."

Al-Zahra added to Al-Hurra that “the refusal is procedural, not because of the articles of the law, as the party that submitted the law lacks the necessary powers to take such a procedure.”

Al-Zahra indicates that the solution may be “presenting the bill through 50 deputies, or through the President of the Republic, and amending the paragraphs that the court may object to.”

The Shiite coordination framework said in  a statement in  response to al-Sadr’s speech that “the framework forces, through the parliamentary bloc and its allies, took their position with allocating sufficient funds to secure food stocks, ration card items, support for farmers, social protection, and increase pensioners’ salaries and youth loans.”

The statement said that the objection submitted by the framework blocs was due to the increase in the law's allocations from 9.6 trillion dinars (more than 6 billion dollars) to 30 trillion dinars (about 20 billion dollars).

The framework said that the new law came devoid of new government jobs to appoint young people or sums for social protection, adding, "In our estimation, it is an alternative project to the budget. The government's mechanism has resorted to avoid implementing the decision of the Federal Court on Kurdistan Region's oil."

This decision obligates the region to pay quantities of crude oil to Baghdad in accordance with the annual budgets, in return for Baghdad paying the salaries of the region's employees.

The framework blocs said: “We registered our objection to the use of the crisis conditions of high food prices and the lack of food stocks of wheat by adding allocations and exchange doors that do not represent an urgent necessity if not a door to corruption and misuse of financial abundance and squandering the people’s wealth.”

The statement accused the "resigned" government of allowing the "unprecedented spread of corruption" and said that "government supporters" are trying to evade responsibility and accuse others "arbitrarily".

He also said that there is "a crowd and a wave of misleading positions and statements", among which comes the accusation of the framework blocs of obstructing the formation of the government, and he said that this accusation "raises astonishment because it comes from forces claiming to be the winner and representing the majority, but it seems that they have failed in their acquisitive project and are trying to mislead public opinion." .

Writers close to the framework say that al-Sadr, in his speech, "blew up bridges" with the blocs of the "blocking third."

The Iraqi political analyst, Ali Al-Maamouri, says that "the verbal exchange usually indicates that the crisis is real, and that the blocs are unable to come up with a solution."

Al-Maamouri added to Al-Hurra website that “the Sadrists and their rivals from the framework are playing a game of political rope pulling, and they use propaganda methods that may be understandable during election campaigns or after the formation of a government, but they are definitely not useful during the negotiation period, and will only complicate the situation further.”

Al-Maamouri confirms his saying: “Nevertheless, hostility and statements between politicians have reached more intense limits in the past, and a solution has been reached.”

Al-Maamouri added, "In the past, international and regional pressures succeeded in convincing the competitors to reach a solution, but Iraq appears to have fallen back on the list of priorities of international influencers."

The political crisis has raged since the elections last October, when parliament was unable to nominate a new president on the constitutional date, which led to the country entering a constitutional vacuum as it is run by an incomplete government.

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Erbil (Kurdistan 24) - The Coordination Framework in Iraq issued a statement on Monday, after the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, announced on Sunday the transition to the "national opposition" temporarily.

The statement stated that "the coordination framework affirms its commitment to carry out its national responsibility to protect the interests of citizens, and stresses the need today for the responsible word before God and our people, and not to cause what leads to inciting sedition, especially in light of the enemies who want the Iraqis to harm."

He pointed out that "the tense emotional speeches cannot be a solution to the problems afflicting the country and do not provide a service to the citizens."

He continued, "The framework forces, and through the parliamentary bloc and its allies, were in a position to allocate sufficient amounts of money to secure food stocks, ration card items, support farmers, social protection, and increase the salaries of retirees and youth loans. The reputation of raising the exchange rate of the dollar, when the minister proposed at the time to send an emergency food security bill with proposed allocations of 9.6 trillion dinars, but we were surprised by the caretaker government sending a bill with allocations amounting to 30 trillion dinars, devoid of appointments or support for social protection, contrary to what is rumored now, which in our assessment is legitimate An alternative to the budget law, the government has resorted to in order to avoid implementing the decision of the Federal Court on the oil of the Kurdistan Region.

The statement stated, "We have registered our objection to the use of the crisis conditions of high food prices and the lack of food stocks of wheat by adding allocations and exchange doors that do not represent an urgent necessity if not a door to corruption and misuse of financial abundance and squandering the people's wealth."

He also stressed that the caretaker government does not have the authority to submit bills and it is wrong to proceed with the legislation of this law, but the insistence of the people prompted, through the parliamentary blocs in which the Finance Committee participated in its meetings, to make strenuous efforts to reduce the damage from this law and the corruption and waste of money it causes The year and the framework deputies in the Finance Committee voted to approve the non-controversial issues.

She stated, "In the crowd of misleading positions and statements, we were surprised by the resigned government's statement and the flimsy excuses it contained to justify its failure to perform its duties at various levels during the past stage, which witnessed the largest budget in the history of Iraq amounting to 133 trillion dinars for the year 2021, of which the citizen only touched the high rates of poverty and unemployment. Inflation, poor services, failure to pay farmers’ dues, inability to secure food stocks for the country, in addition to the unprecedented rampant corruption.”

He affirmed that this corruption is trying powerful political parties that support this government and dominate sensitive positions and positions in the government, ministries and governorates, trying to evade responsibility and accusing others arbitrarily.

The framework concluded the statement by saying, "Within the wave of misleading rhetoric, the accusations raised by the framework of obstructing the formation of the government raises eyebrows, as it comes from forces claiming to be the winner and representing the majority, but it seems that they have failed in their acquisitive project and are trying to mislead public opinion that has been following the continuous initiatives and proposals from the coordination framework since the beginning of The political crisis to complete the constitutional benefits according to the basis of the national dialogue and preserve the rights of the largest social component by forming the most numerous parliamentary bloc according to the constitution.

In this context, the coordination framework announced its approval and support for the initiative of the Independent Representatives Bloc and its readiness to accept their candidates to head the formation of the government in accordance with the agreed specifications of efficiency, impartiality and electoral benefits.

The coordinating framework called on all political forces, especially those who accuse others of obstruction, to give precedence to the national interest, to abandon the policy of acquisition and monopoly in power, and to deal positively and responsibly with the initiative of the bloc of independent representatives to end the political crisis and form a new government that addresses the country's crises and alleviates the suffering of citizens.

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Shafaq News/ The Coordination of the "Iraqi Armed Factions" issued a statement on Monday regarding what was stated in the speech of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, in which it considered that "the political tension is leading the country to a blind strife from which no one will be spared."

The coordination statement, which was received by Shafak News Agency, stated that "the size of the political difference taking place in the country, which is escalating, contrary to what we had hoped from the political actors confronting the political process, has become clear, as there are no agreements or concessions between the political parties, but there is a clinging to the positions".

She added, "We fear that this matter will be reflected in the Iraqi society due to the unusual militancy, which requires resorting to logic, reason and flexibility in presenting ideas and initiatives to get out of the crisis."

The coordination indicated that "the Iraqi resistance factions, which are among the foundations of guaranteeing the security and security of Iraq, are waiting for the crisis to resolve and the problems to be resolved so that our dear people can enjoy the bounties of their country."

She called on all political parties to "apply to the language of reason and the law and abide by it, give priority to the public interest over other interests, and show flexibility in dealing with political problems," calling at the same time all of them "not to be drawn into the tension that may destroy plowing and offspring, and lead the country to A blind trial from which no one will be safe, and then the repentant will not benefit from their remorse.”

Today, Monday, the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, criticized the Iraqi judiciary, accusing it of keeping pace with the "disgraceful" actions of the blocking third, threatening at the same time the "blocking third" in reference to the coordinating framework.

Al-Sadr said in a speech addressed to the Iraqi people, followed by Shafak News Agency, that "the people suffer from poverty, as there is no new majority government that may benefit them, nor the current government that can serve and benefit them." ?". Referring to the judiciary's decision to repeal the Food Security Law.

He added, "They target the people, and they want to bring them to their knees, and the most amazing thing is that the judiciary is keeping pace with the disgraceful acts of the blocking third in terms of knowing or not knowing," noting that "the authority blinded their eyes to the weight, fear and shortage of money and lives, militias' domination, dependency, and fears of normalization and epidemics."

And yesterday, Sunday, Al-Sadr announced the trend towards the opposition, after the failure of the political parties, including his Sadrist bloc, to form the Iraqi government, months after the legislative elections in the country.

Al-Sadr called on the parties and parliamentary blocs, including "the Sovereignty and the Democratic Party) to form a government.

The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, launched two initiatives to form the federal government, one of which announced its failure, which he granted to the coordination framework at the beginning of last April, and the other he launched to independent deputies on the third of this month, giving them 15 days to undertake the task of forming the government in cooperation with the allies in the Triple Alliance (rescuing Watan) from the Kurds and Sunnis without representing the Sadrist bloc as ministers.

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Shafaq News/ The coordination framework, which includes all Shiite forces except for the Sadrist movement, affirmed its commitment to carry out its national responsibility to protect the interests of citizens.

While stressing the need for a "responsible word", he pointed out that what leads to sedition should not be caused. 

Al-Norqi added in a statement received by Shafak News Agency; "Emotional, convulsive speeches cannot be a solution to the problems that afflict the country and do not provide a service to the citizens, and we all have to abide by the Almighty's saying (and what is uttered by him is that he has a strong watchdog)."

The framework clarified its position on the draft emergency food security and development law and the decision of the Federal Supreme Court regarding it, noting that “the framework forces, through the parliamentary bloc and its allies, took its position with allocating sufficient funds to secure food stocks, ration card items, support for farmers, social protection, and increase the salaries of retirees and youth loans, and this is according to What the Minister of Finance said while hosting him in the House of Representatives to discuss the negative repercussions of the notorious decision to raise the exchange rate of the dollar. 30 trillion dinars, devoid of appointments or support for social protection, contrary to what is rumored now, and it is, in our assessment, an alternative project to the budget law that the government has resorted to in order to avoid implementing the Federal Court’s decision on the oil of the Kurdistan Region. 

He continued: "We recorded our objection to the use of the conditions of the crisis of high food prices and the lack of food stocks of wheat by adding allocations and exchange doors that do not represent an urgent necessity if not a door to corruption and misuse of financial abundance and squandering the wealth of the people."

The statement added; We also affirmed that the government of managing daily affairs does not have the authority to present bills and it is wrong to proceed with the legislation of this law, but the insistence of the people prompted us, through our parliamentary bloc, in which the Finance Committee participated in its meetings, to make strenuous efforts to reduce the damage from this law and the corruption and waste of money it causes. In the year, the framework deputies in the Finance Committee voted to approve the non-controversial issues, and we were waiting for the final draft of the bill to be presented, and then to set a session for Parliament to vote on the aforementioned bill after completing the required amendments in order to preserve public money.

He pointed out that "regarding the decision of the Federal Supreme Court related to the interpretation of the powers of the government to manage daily affairs, and at the time we commend the professional and courageous decisions of the Federal Court, which come within the scope of the constitution and the laws in force and the preservation of the political system, the coordinating framework emphasizes respecting the decisions of the judiciary and preserving its reputation because the judiciary represents the most important A corner of the state and any violation of it represents a real threat to the state and its stability, and that questioning and challenging the decisions of the Federal Court represents a dangerous development that establishes chaos and instability.

And he indicated that "in the crowd of misleading positions and statements, we were amazed by the resigned government's statement and the flimsy excuses it contained to justify its failure to perform its duties at various levels during the past stage, which witnessed the largest budget in the history of Iraq amounting to 133 trillion dinars for the year 2021, of which the citizen only touched the high rates of poverty Unemployment, inflation, poor services, failure to pay farmers’ dues, inability to secure food stocks for the country, in addition to the unprecedented spread of corruption, which powerful political parties are trying to support this government and dominate sensitive positions and positions in the government, ministries and governorates, trying to evade responsibility and accusing others arbitrarily.

He pointed out that "within the wave of misleading rhetoric, the accusations raised by the framework of obstructing the formation of the government raises eyebrows because it comes from forces claiming to be the winner and representing the majority, but it seems that they have failed in their acquisitive project and are trying to mislead public opinion that has been following the continuous initiatives and proposals from the coordination framework since the beginning of the crisis." To complete the constitutional benefits according to the basis of the national dialogue and preserve the rights of the largest social component by forming the most numerous parliamentary bloc according to the constitution. 

The statement noted; The coordinating framework announced its approval and support for the initiative of the bloc of independent representatives and its readiness to accept their candidates to chair the formation of the government in accordance with the agreed specifications of efficiency, impartiality and electoral benefits. And a responsibility with the initiative of the Independent Representatives Bloc to end the political crisis and form a new government that addresses the country’s crises and alleviates the suffering of citizens.”

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Disagreements are ravaging the political scene and disrupting the formation of the government
 

There have been many political initiatives and their names have varied, and the blockage continues to dominate the political scene in the country. This comes at a time when the Iraqi street is looking forward to forming a capable government that will meet its aspirations and end its crises.

 More than six months have passed since the end of the legislative elections, and the blockage and disagreements still dominate the political scene in Iraq. Meanwhile, the Iraqis are waiting for new initiatives that could represent a solution to the political crisis that has been going on in the country for seven months.
 
 
 

These popular hopes come at a time when all the previous initiatives put forward by the traditional forces were unable to reach a solution to the crisis in the country resulting from its inability to form a government after several months of holding the parliamentary vote in light of the battle to break the wills between the competing political forces. The

independents put forward an initiative that consisted of Seven points to get out of the current crisis, the most prominent of which is the emphasis on the need to achieve constitutional benefits in all its stages, including the formation of the government, and the formation of a parliamentary bloc that includes independent representatives, while they demanded the other blocs to unite with them to form the largest bloc. The initiative also included an emphasis on the independence, integrity and efficiency of the new prime minister With the need to reduce the waste of national wealth
 

The independents emphasized the inclusion of the government program, the end of armed manifestations, and the application of the law to everyone. While some are pinning hopes on this initiative and prepare it as a ship to escape the waves of disagreements and quarrels.. Another political spectrum believes that this initiative did not bring anything new, but was like its predecessors, and it cannot form a government that meets aspirations. The people, unless the opponents sit at one dialogue table, at which the principle of concession will be a starting point for the initiation of negotiations.
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Sadr Rules Out Iraq Consensus Government; No Unity With Rival Shi’ite Blocs

Warns rivals are examples of 'corruption and vice' by Jason Ditz Posted onMay 16, 2022CategoriesNewsTagsIraq

Bids to form a new Iraqi government continue to fail, with cleric Moqtada al-Sadr ruling out a consensus government with any of the rival Shi’ite blocs, and those blocs so far preventing him from forming a majority government with his chosen allies.

The Sadrist Movement has the largest plurality in Iraq from the October election, but still needs a substantial number of allies to form a majority. Sadr has courted the Kurdish Democrats, as well as a Sunni Arab bloc, as the core of that majority.

Rival Shi’ite faction State of Law has been courting the exact same factions to both try to prevent Sadr from governing, and to try to either piece together an alternative, or more likely, to try to force Sadr to let them into a grand coalition.

Sadr slammed the other Shi’ite factions, saying they are examples of the corruption and vice his party stands against. He also warned the public simply wouldn’t tolerate continued rule by the corrupt.

Sadr’s anti-corruption position has been popular with voters, but for a representational system of government, Iraq is a very difficult one to form majority governments in, which is why in the past either the United States or Iran stepped in as king-makers to work out hand-picked coalitions. Sadr’s interest in Iraqi autonomy means he isn’t a favorite of either side, and his plurality would make it hard for anyone to work around him.

https://news.antiwar.com/2022/05/16/sadr-rules-out-iraq-consensus-government-no-unity-with-rival-shiite-blocs/

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Have a long healthy peaceful retirement in spite of all the nonsense. 

Welcome to the group  :D

2 hours ago, DinarDavo said:

Retiring the end of this month........:rocking-chair: unfortunately, pi$$ing on the bosses desk is longer an option.  

 

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