Allawi: Maliki Devoted Corruption and Sectarianism


12/08/2012 | Saudi Al-Watan
GMT 0:00 2012 Sunday, December 9

Leader accused “Iraqi List” Iyad Allawi, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to devote corruption and sectarianism and political unilateralism, stressing in an interview with the “home” with him that “Iran’s interventions in Iraqi affairs thwarted political life.”

Allawi said that “corruption has become the scourge of rampant in most aspects of the state,” referring to the conflict that took place between al-Maliki and the Governor of the
Central Bank on foreign currency reserves.

He attributed the continuing violence in the country to poverty and high rates of unemployment and the lack of security institutions working in a professional, in addition to the control of al-Maliki on the security ministries competent.

On the issue of Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi said Allawi “This case will be solved easily in the case of a fair and independent judiciary,” he said, adding that the trial of al-Hashemi “based on the whims and marred by many legal flaws.”

Fatah former Iraqi Prime Minister and leader of the Iraqi List, Iyad Allawi fire on the government of Nouri al-Maliki, accusing him of devoting sectarianism and the pursuit of private political decision, Allawi disclosed in a dialogue with the “home” revealed the practice of some regional countries and international pressure in order to thwart the plan to withdraw confidence with him in the House of Representatives , and stressed that corruption has become the scourge of rampant in most of the joints of the Iraqi state, pointing out that the conflict between the Prime Minister and Central Bank Governor Sinan al-Shabibi comes in this context to the latter’s rejection of government interference in its policies and grab hard currency reserves.

And blamed Allawi Iran thwart the political life in Iraq because of its interference in its internal affairs and bias to one party or the other, creating sectarian political, as he put it.

He attributed Allawi continued violence in Iraq to the many internal and external factors, such as poverty and high rates of unemployment among young people and the lack of security institutions operate professionally, and control of al-Maliki on all relevant ministries affairs security, in addition to external factors such as the spread of armed militias and meddling in Iraq, On the issue of Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi said that this issue will be solved easily in the case of a fair and independent judiciary from the executive, stressing that his trial was based on the whims and purposes and suffered from several defects and legal weaknesses.

Details of the interview:

Interventions Tehran
Still crises in Iraq at a standstill since the exit of the U.S., where the political crisis persists between the State of Law coalition and the rest of the Iraqi political components, how the way out of this impasse?

Yes crises in Iraq are still at a standstill and multiply, including what existed during the previous government, including what began with the occupation, which has undermined the Iraqi state and enter the new concepts to be rebuilt, has started unfortunately with the presence of the U.S. occupation, a important way out of the current crisis is to stop interventions Iran in Iraqi affairs and the creation of a true partnership working to reform the political process, free from discrimination and regional political and sectarian, and direct state-building on the ground a balanced political process for the establishment of a civil state with national professional institutions.

Confiscation Partnership
How do you see the attempts of al-Maliki of monopolizing power and unilateral political decision whether you take steps to address it, especially since it plans to extend its mandate again?

Attempts exclusivity and unilateralism in Iraq’s political became clear, which is why were confiscated national partnership and circumvent them, and our side we have taken steps did not work because of international intervention and regional levels to prevent vote of no confidence by current Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, these countries played a key role in the failed vote of no confidence, But we will continue our work with all the national factions in Iraq to stop monopolizing the political decision-making and prevent the return of dictatorship to Iraq again.

Represented the case of Tariq al-Hashemi chapter of the conflict between Iraq and a coalition of state law, the latest developments in the case and whether Hashimi became chased by Justice Forever?

Once provides a political system based on the rule of law and the integrity of the judiciary and non-interference of any authority in its affairs when it will issue Tareq al-Hashemi smooth and positive, which will help in this case, is a climate balanced politically and socially, and independent court, and then it will become clear whether Maliki innocent or guilty , this issue has been politicized and used to serve its own agenda.

Political sectarianism
Relationship Sadrist Maliki’s government seesaw, sometimes the conflict between them so far as the confrontation, and sometimes lived period of truce, attitudes Sadrists linked their partisan interests?

Positions Sadrists from the Maliki government is not swinging and clear, it is part of other powers to reject dictatorship and attempts Prime Minister to dominate all aspects of the state, as well as calling for the need to keep the political process for accounts sectarianism, and after a long experience and a failed approach was sectarian dominant where the political climate and realized everyone corruption sectarian and non-life, and created this and everyone’s awareness of the need to avoid this predicament.

Indicate competent international institutions to rampant corruption amid Iraqi officials, you could say that it has become a phenomenon?

Corruption has become a sad and destructive phenomenon in light of the current government, has burrowed contributed to the demolition of the structure of Iraq and prevent the emergence of the state’s prompt. I have to say I am the only one of the heads of the ministry in Iraq, which referred the 4 ministers to investigate, where the two proved the innocence and the other two were convicted. Brother Barham, who was deputy prime minister in the covenant and cost functions investigated suspected been discharged financial handed over documents to prove manipulation of the government that came after us because the investigation continued until the end of our government, but later issued a pardon for the two ministers who were convicted, and from that period is not referred any official investigation, and authorities pursued a policy became close suspicious files without issue any right to make systems as if nothing had happened.

The fact dispute
What is the truth accuse al-Maliki to head the central bank corruption, is it a new episode in the series of settling accounts?

Supposed to us in Iraq the authority and government based on the Constitution and the law, but it is unfortunately, not with the central bank governor is an honest man, and not with others, is known among Iraqis that there substantive disagreement on hard currency reserves between the Prime Minister and the Governor of the Central Bank , where the government wants to dispose of the reserve, while rejecting the central bank, even keeps a reserve supports the local currency and the economy in Iraq, as well as, the House of Representatives already voted in times of times to remain the central bank under his supervision and not under the supervision of Chairman of the Board Minister.

Multiple causes
Why Tazon to continue the spread of violence in Iraq, despite efforts to resist it?

There is a range of factors stimulate terrorism and terrorists and lead to continued violence and extremism in Iraq, including what is economic, such as high unemployment among young people and increasing poverty among the people, and some are external, such as armed militias and enter foreign countries, in addition to the lack of security institutions institution in a professional sound and true , and it is linked to policies of marginalization, exclusion and repression, as well as serious imbalance in the political process itself, and despite the efforts of the officers DISTINCT to eliminate this scourge, but it is also known no ministers, officials in the security institutions, where there is no minister of defense or interior or national security, as well as the involvement of the armed forces in the tensions inside even though it is prohibited by the Constitution, army, as is well known specialist foreign wars, and has no experience to take positions of the Internal Security Forces.

Is there an agenda control file convicts to death? What causes that prevent the adoption of the House of Representatives for the extradition agreement with Saudi Arabia?

I do not know, but I am sure the Minister of Justice the current, generally there are some among the current government hatred for the Arabs in general, and the Convention on the Adoption of the exchange of detainees with Kingdom has not been cleared, like agreements similar with many other countries, and I can say that the agreement did not come up on the House of Representatives so far.

• Born in 1944 in Baghdad’s Karrada district, and graduated from primary and secondary schools.
• studied medicine at the University of Baghdad and majored in neurosurgery.
• joined the Baath Party, and was a member of the national leadership.
• In 1971, disagreed with President Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr and left Iraq to Beirut.
• went to London in 1972 to complete graduate studies in the field of medicine.
• In 1973 he was elected responsible for organizing the National Baath Party in Western Europe and some countries of the Arabian Gulf.
• announced the final withdrawal of the Baath Party in 1975 and officially resigned.
• before Anslakhh announced Baath Party, founded in 1974, a secret organization was declared in 1990 as the “Iraqi National Accord Movement.”
• disagreed with the former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein and worked with the opposition from abroad.
• In 1978, subjected to an assassination attempt during which remained in the hospital for more than a year.
• in 1996 led a failed coup attempt against Saddam Hussein.
• returned to Iraq in the overthrow of Saddam in the ninth of April 2003 and became prime minister in June 2004.
• led a relentless war against the Mahdi Army and trapped in kindergarten Alhaidariya, and as a result tried to assassinate him.
• won 91 seats in the elections held on March 7, 2010, and now heads a coalition of “Iraqi List”


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