Washington and Tehran Rescue Abadi of the coup orchestrated by al-Maliki
Washington and Tehran Rescue Abadi of the coup orchestrated by al-Maliki
First Published: 2016-04-06
BAGHDAD – entered the United States and Iran in a tacit alliance to support the Prime Minister of Iraq, which is challenging the ruling elite’s plans to form a government of non-political address the corruption comes to the rest of the economic and political stability in the country, a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
The voices resound at home demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi -omnha voice of his predecessor, Nouri al-Maliki while he seeks to reshuffle aims to stand in the face of the corruption that has become a major issue after the collapse of oil prices in 2014, which has impacted heavily on the government which is waging a campaign resources expensive to address to organize an Islamic state.
He says politicians and diplomats and analysts said the two rivals, WA, break-ins and Tehran had put pressure on their allies in Iraq not to seek to remove Abadi at a time when trying to form a government of technocrats.
According to sources close to the matter is that the American and Iranian efforts helped to bury the attempt last week to keep down Abadi carried out by al-Maliki, Secretary-General of the Dawa party, which controls about one-third of the seats in parliament.
Maliki denies carrying out such attempt.
And he gave al-Abadi told parliament on Thursday a list of 14 names -ktheron of Okadimeon- owners in a move to rid the ministries from the clutches of a political elite exploited the ethnic and sectarian quota system that has been established after the invasion led by the United States in 2003 in the creation of wealth and influence crooked ways.
And it caused such a move designed to weaken patronage networks that keep the wealth and power in the hands of the elite shock in the political establishment that ruled Iraq since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, including the Dawa party to which he belongs Abadi himself and the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq and the Kurdish Alliance. It could have been after the election Abadi for the job two years ago, want to have a major say in how to form a government.
Sources familiar with the progress of the things that Joe Biden, the US vice president, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Qods Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in charge of protecting the interests of Iran abroad have already made it clear before the announcement of the new cabinet of the new Iraq that it should not make any attempt to remove al-Abadi in order to preserve power Payment in the war on the organization of the Islamic state.
Although the territory of Iraq contains some of the largest oil reserves in the world .. sons suffer unemployment, power cuts and poor public services, which has increased the resentment of the ruling class that heaped upon accusations of squandering revenues achieved during nearly ten years have seen a rise in oil prices. Iraq and Iji ranked 161 among 168 countries on the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index.
Apart from the United States and Iran .. Abadi also won strong support from sources inside. Great Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani’s largest Shi’ite cleric Albulad- Park last summer carrying out reforms after street protests demanding better public services. He says politicians and analysts that support al-Sistani has not shaken though he had disappointed when Prime Minister did not take decisive action.
Said Sajjad horses, an analyst provides advice to the prime minister that the Americans and the Iranians and Al-Sistani had them all have the same opinion, “Abadi remain in power and appoints new ministers.”
In secret and in public
On the evening of Wednesday hours before Abadi announce the new ministerial line-Maliki pointed out that the Prime Minister had overthrown the consent of the other blocs, according senior officials said.
Hussain al-Shahristani, Minister of Higher Education in the outgoing government, said al-Maliki was demanding complete change of cabinet Abadi includes himself. Shiite prominent lawmaker Muwaffaq al-Rubaie, said that it was Maliki extent that he was prepared to accept a personal solved Abadi replaced, even from outside the Dawa Party.
A spokesman for al-Maliki denied that he tried to keep al-Abadi on Wednesday but said the coalition of state law, led not prevent other parties from replace it as long as the political process preserved.
“I do not oppose if Dr. Abadi form of ministerial cabin. If it is the desire of political forces replace Dr. Abadi, the state law does not stand a stand against as long as has been maintained on the political process.”
But Abadi Samad has backed a call launched by Biden on Wednesday evening and said that the significance of horses was “You’re our last hope in Iraq.”
When asked one aide to Biden in Washington on the invitation she declined to comment. “The administration at all levels pointed out that efforts to modify the prime minister … or take other steps that would paralyze government movement will come completely counterproductive effects for the stability of Iraq and the joint campaign to defeat” the organization of the Islamic state.
A Western diplomat said that the US efforts to ensure that the fall of al-Abadi was “vigorous” in the days leading up to Thursday’s statement. Rubaie said that it requires a continuation of this during the current week to seize the Kurds and the Sunnis agree to the new government.
He discussed Brett Mkjerk the US envoy to the alliance of the anti-organization of the Islamic State political crisis with Massoud Barzani, president of Iraq’s Kurdistan region on Sunday before visiting Baghdad to hold talks with other officials. He also met with a visiting delegation from the US Congress, officials from the government and military, including al-Abadi.
A senior US diplomat in Baghdad, told Reuters that there is a desire in the presence of a strong Iraqi government headed by al-Abadi can continue the war on the organization of the Islamic state.
Iran, quoted a similar message to Iraqi officials. A Shi’ite politician said Soleimani met with representatives of the owners and with Ammar al-Hakim, leader of SCIRI.
The horses “Both the Americans and the Iranians wanted to avoid displacement Abadi from office.”
Star rookie chest
Abadi also encouraged to take a step to change his ministers after strong supporters of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr is another pressure.
Sistani had decided in early February to stop talking about politics in the weekly sermon expressing their dissatisfaction with the slow pace of reform and to push al-Abadi to move.
And soon to break al-Sadr, who emerged as his name ten years ago, when his forces fought US-circle of silence. His supporters were mobilizing for a sit-in at the entrance to the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, which includes the embassies and the headquarters of the government and the parliament building.
Then he began a sit-in is the same for five days in a tent inside the Green Zone to force al-Abadi to form a government of technocrats and party leaders warned they would face street protests if she objected to his release.
The deputies said Abadi went to parliament Thursday carries constituted a ministerial fully in the hands of an amendment and partially in the other hand. After meeting for an hour and a half hours with the President of the Parliament he came out with a list reshuffle destruction and asked the House of Representatives accepted or rejected or modified.
In Alto, sit-Sadr ended the speech of his tent, which he praised the step Prime Minister, describing it as a courageous step.
Parliament said it would take ten days to review nominations Abadi, bearing the names of well-known non-selected without consultation with the political parties.
On Friday, a candidate for oil minister withdrew under pressure apparently Kurdish leaders who objected to the failure to take their opinion those who will represent them in government formation.
Most political groups not happy with the nominations put forward without consulting with them except for the Sadrists, who saw that the list Abadi adjustable as long as new candidates unaffiliated with political parties.
Lawmakers and analysts expect that the Parliament reject up to half of the candidates list. But this will not be a major problem for Ebadi as long as they will have in the end a sufficient number of independent experts politically.