Barzani strongly condemned the attempt to arrest Rafie al-Issawi and considers it “a provocative act”

Barzani strongly condemned the attempt to arrest Rafie al-Issawi and considers it “a provocative act”


BarzaniPalm – condemned the presidency of Iraqi Kurdistan, on Tuesday, strongly try to arrest suffered by the finance minister resigned Rafie al-Issawi and leader of the Iraqi List, at the hands of the military government, and stressed that such practices would further deterioration of the situation, and deepen the rift between the components of the people Iraqi.

The presidency of the province in a statement issued by and received a “news agency palm,” a copy of which I learned presidency of the region that a military force, tried to arrest Mr. Rafie al-Issawi, Minister of Finance and leader of the Iraqi List, and added We deplore this action provocative, and we condemn such practices.

The presidency confirmed that these practices would stir up more tension Agglomeration and the deteriorating political climate, national and deepen the rift between the components of the Iraqi people.

And criticized the presidency of the region pushing the army in political conflict contrary to the Constitution, and warned that the insistence on the adoption of the army and the persistent sticky in controversy between the parties in the political process, will not contribute to prevent an escalation of tension, but stresses of pace, and result in repercussions and serious consequences.

The media reported in a news item published today, the finance minister resigned, Rafie al-Issawi, try, on Monday, enter Jordanian territory, using a number of staff of the Iraqi embassy in Jordan, and met his request rejected, because no official status as well as being required to eliminate charges terrorist a ماجعله dates back again to the Anbar province, “as revealed on exposure of a house in al-Issawi in Anbar province, to raid and search operation to find him.

He announced Iraqi Finance Minister Rafie al-Issawi, on Friday, (the first of March 2013), in front of the protesters in the Square sit-in in the city of Ramadi, resigned from the government in protest at its policy toward demonstrations and the “rights” of its participants and “contempt” with the blood of the sons of Fallujah.

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, on the same day, refusing to accept the resignation of al-Issawi, and stressed that will not be accepted by the completion of the investigation of “irregularities” legal and financial committed by al-Issawi in the Ministry of Finance during the period of his administration have.

The al-Issawi and the rest of the ministers of Iraq’s compulsory leave of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki since 01.25.2013 and against the backdrop of a boycott meetings of the Council of Ministers on 22 January 2013, and is running the Ministry of Finance is currently Acting Minister of Planning Ali Shukri since 05/02/2013.

The al-Issawi as well as Parliament Speaker Osama Najafi and head of the Islamic Party, Ayad al-Samarrai, vice president sentenced to death Tareq al-Hashemi since the 16th of December 2012 and who lives in Turkey Currently, the mainstream Sunni Muslim in Iraq, and knew him in for the duration of taking office as finance minister to remain silent on least outwardly on the policies of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to the Iraqi unlike the rest of the leaders who were attacking al-Maliki explicitly.

He accused al-Issawi by al-Maliki during the negotiations on the formation of the current government that he leads the organization (Hamas Iraq) armed attributed to him several armed operations in western Baghdad, Anbar, and leak all the meetings held by al-Maliki and Ayad Allawi in the summer (2010) that al-Maliki asked Allawi Issawi output from Iraq because it leads an armed organization as a condition for State of Law coalition alliance with the Iraqi coalition to form a government.

In response, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the leader of the Islamic Dawa Party, led by al-Maliki, Ali al-Adeeb, during a ceremony hosted by the ministry on the occasion of International Women’s Day, the first Sunday (10 March 2013), the withdrawal of ministers and the resignation of some of them by saying that “the withdrawal of ministers of the Iraqi List or any other list of government does not affect their work, “noting that” Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki authorized to appoint a minister continued to serve in the government’s management of the vacant ministries proxy, “noting that” the Iraqi government used to deal with the political positions of some of the blocks to participate and that the withdrawal of ministers of any Block has no effect because the government institution has a lot of talent such as the ministry agents and general managers and department heads who can manage their ministries in the event of withdrawal of the minister. ”

The feet of the government, in 20/12/2012, the arrest of the elements of protection and Finance Minister Rafie al-Issawi, the direct cause of the demonstrations rallies taking place in the country, which denounces the policy of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, and calls for a halt abuses against detainees and detention centers, and released, and the abolition of legal accountability and justice and the fight against terrorism, and the enactment of a general amnesty, and alter the course of the political process and end the policy of exclusion and marginalization and to balance the state institutions.

In spite of that the demonstrations this came as a direct response to the arrest of protection elements Issawi, the people of the western provinces and northern were and over the past years has demonstrated on several occasions against the current government policy and actions against them, the most important of marginalization and exclusion, arbitrary arrests and torture in prisons and procedures for accountability and justice which the same demands that raising them today.