Maliki appoints himself dictator of Iraq

Maliki appoints himself dictator of Iraq

First Published: 2014-06-25

Maliki appoints himself dictator of IraqIraqi prime minister says he will not be the formation of a national salvation government, and clings to continue his quest to stay for a third term.

BAGHDAD – Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki Wednesday rejected by the formation of a national salvation government at a time when the country is witnessing a major offensive to Sunni insurgents, alluding to his commitment to continue his quest to stay at the head of the government for a third term.

Maliki said in his weekly “not serious hidden targets to form a national salvation government, as they call it an attempt by the rebels to the Constitution to eliminate the fledgling democratic experiment and the confiscation of the views of the voters.”

The official said on television that the first session of Parliament will be held in accordance with the constitutional requirements and the basis of the obligation to invite the supreme authority and loyalty to the Iraqi people. He was referring to the Shiite cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who called on Friday to start the process of forming the government, noting that al-Sistani said he must form a government of the University.

And exposed the prime minister, who has ruled the country since 2006, to widespread criticism and faces charges of marginalizing the Sunnis and the monopoly of rule by his political opponents, who are demanding the “National Alliance” the largest coalition of Shiite parties, the nomination of another politician for prime minister.

But al-Maliki insists on eligibility in the formation of the next government on the grounds that the bloc led won the largest number of seats in parliament compared to the regulations other in elections in April, noting that the statute in 2010, did not get the largest number of votes, but he served as prime minister for four years at the time.

Waging militants organization “Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant” and organizations other Sunni attacks since more than two weeks took control in which large areas in the north of Iraq and the west and east, including major cities such as Mosul (350 km) north of Baghdad, Tikrit (160 km north of Baghdad).

He said the organization “Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant,” the most powerful radical Islamic groups fighting in Iraq and Syria, its intention to crawl toward Baghdad and the provinces of Karbala and Najaf, both of which have Shiite shrines.

Al-Maliki announced today that government forces “were able to open the roads connecting bin provinces and the liberalization of the cities and the process is ongoing to liberate all the cities,” he said, adding, “We are confident that our armed forces are not able to achieve such great achievements without the support of reference,” the Shiite holy city of Najaf.

He says Maliki’s opponents that he is responsible for the intensification of the insurgency to the government because of his policies that led to the feeling of the year of alienation and pushed the tribes to support the organization, “the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant”, who seized the northern city of Mosul Home on the tenth of June and Go without little resistance towards Baghdad .

Washington has said publicly that she does not have any intention to choose the rulers of Iraq, but made it clear that they want leadership more representative of Iraqis in Baghdad. Iran did not disclose which have influence in Iraq and the broad leaves all but avoided the appearance of pro-owners.

And delivers the members of the cluster, which belongs to al-Maliki that he may be forced to leave if the Shiite groups, Sunnis and Kurds to gather in a new governing coalition.

A senior member of the coalition of al-Maliki, speaking on condition of anonymity, “Iraq after the tenth of June is not as it was before. Everything changed. Everything is on the table … and if he insisted others that they will file only if it is not al-Maliki as prime minister, we are ready to discuss that. ”

“We will be involved in the decision-Maliki and should be a smooth transition. Believe that an open mind and considering the options. It is understood that it has up to this point.” The second member of Maliki’s coalition to talk about the change from the inside.

In spite of the pressures that have emerged since the election, al-Maliki was able to hold on. And perhaps allow him to internal disputes among the members of the list and other Shiite candidates who aspire to take over the office of victory again. Said a senior member of Maliki’s coalition said the prime minister does not want to be associated with the end of his disintegration of Iraq.

Some say the likes of his close friend, former parliamentary Sami al-Askari said Iraq does not assume a change of leadership now. He said the military “People rally around al-Maliki and his successor is going to organize because of the ‘Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.’ Chances are still strong.”

Perhaps the drop-Maliki is the price you have to pay a coalition of state law to form a governing coalition. Iraqi politicians say that the lack of confirmation of Washington and Tehran support for the owners encouraged his opponents to insist on his departure.

Pressing both Washington and Tehran for a quick settlement of the crisis. The United States insists that it will not choose the next leader of Iraq, but Foreign Minister John Kerry, who met with al-Maliki in Baghdad, said explicitly that Washington was aware of the resentment of Sunnis, Kurds and some Shia.

The meeting between Maliki and U.S. diplomats last week said hot Western diplomat briefed by one of the participants in the meetings on what took place there. The diplomat said U.S. diplomats have told al-Maliki that he would have to step aside if it no longer has the necessary parliamentary support for a third term.

He denied the White House and the U.S. Embassy transmit any message to al-Maliki that he leave power. But U.S. officials have expressed in private meetings in the hope of change.

As for Iran, the other main source of external support to the government in Baghdad has been less enthusiastic in their support for the owners, although it was not clear whether they are willing to sacrifice it.

The senior Iranian official said, “Iran respects the choice of the Iraqi people., And if they do not want their prime minister Maliki’s why we support?”. Another official said that Iran supports al-Maliki, but he is not in favor at all as supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

“The support of Iran for the owners is limited and conditional. Was quoted Iran’s ambassador to Iraq this message to the owners., Iran believes that the al-Maliki to form immediately cabinet combines many categories but think at the same time that the time may have been too late.”

Maliki became exposed after the breakthrough achieved by armed groups, led by the organization, “the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.” It has won the support of the organization’s fighters Sunni tribes were fighting organization in the past. Maliki’s critics say that his judgment, especially in the past four years, responsible for the polarization of the country has experienced.