REUTERS: Iraqi Sunnis accuse Maliki of crackdown, tensions flare

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BAGHDAD | Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:59am EST

Maliki – “Why Yes, I want to be your next benevolent Dictator!”

(Reuters) – Sunni leaders in Iraq accused Shi’ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki of a crackdown on Friday after troops detained a Sunni minister’s bodyguards, triggering protests in one province and threatening to reignite a crisis a year after U.S. troops left.

The incident with the finance minister’s staff came hours after Continue reading

Verbal Altercation Between Al-Maliki and Talabani Behind the last Health Decline!!!

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A source close to the President that the verbal altercation occurred last night between Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and President Jalal Talabani, is behind the collapse of President’s health.

The source added that the Prime Minister had yesterday evening visited the President at his Office and the two sides discussed the crisis between Baghdad and Kurdistan, and during the meeting scuffled as Continue reading

U.S. support “major international companies investing in Kurdistan + LJ’s Comments

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On: Friday 12/14/2012 10:18 am | Kurdistan – Azad Mustafa


According to Kurdish sources knowledgeable in the field of oil to start a contracting companies with the Kurdistan Regional Government to explore for oil,

The sources said that the world’s leading companies and U.S. support, agreed to invest in the north of Iraq, pointing out that they left work in the south of Continue reading

Kurdistan: Any Spark a Fight Break out in Kirkuk, the many Places Covered in the Flames of War!

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Prime Office of the Presidency of Kurdistan, Fouad Hussein, said Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki prepares to fight, he says.


Hussein said the rumors about the withdrawal of the Peshmerga forces before resolving the Tigris Operations Command is incorrect, noting that any spark fighting erupt in Kirkuk or Khanaqin of the disputed areas, many places would be covered by the fires of war.

It was announced by President Jalal Talabani, Thursday, that his efforts resulted in the agreement and afterward for major Continue reading

Urgent … Talabani Sets Sunday as Beginning of the Obligation to his Recent Initiative

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Hello Dinarians,

Well we could not let this Talabani Article pass by without at least “rolling our eyes” and saying to ourselves (under our breath) “here we go again Talabani”… Are you also having a bad case of Déjà vu????…. Frankly we don’t think this is a solution, just another stall tactic as it has become pretty clear that Talabani is nothing more than a lap dog for Maliki.

~ Mr. IQD

Twilight news/Presidential Office said late Thursday that President Jalal Talabani select Sunday as the date for the beginning of the obligation to his recent initiative.


Talabani revealed, on Thursday evening, endorsed agreement to “strengthen” Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani to stop media campaigns between the two sides due to the recent crisis.

Talabani’s Office said in a statement sent to “Twilight’s” copy, “to complement efforts to contain tension and pacification, the President continued to work as a coordinator between the Federal Government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, and working with them to acceleration aimed at reaching understandings and solutions.”

The statement said the Presidency “underlines its call to avoid Continue reading

Allawi: A Declaration of the Iraqi National Movement and the Kurds to stay a Unified List in the Provincial Elections

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BAGHDAD / agencies
Sources close to the Iraqi President Iyad Allawi said he will soon announce his movement called the Iraqi National Movement.

The sources said told the National Iraqi News / Nina /: A number of MPs have joined this movement, namely Alaa Makki, Hamid al-Mutlaq, Thamer al-Alwani and Shirwan Waeli and Abd Dhiab.

He added: The group will attract a number of political movements that have an impact on the Iraqi street. In a related context Continue reading

HOT!!! Talabani arrives tomorrow to Kurdistan


Happy Sunday Dinarian Friends!

All we have to say is……


~ Mr. IQD

Urgent. Talabani arrives tomorrow to Kurdistan

Sunday, September 16 / September 2012 17:55

{Baghdad: Euphrates News} MP for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan proof Faraj, said that President Jalal Talabani will arrive tomorrow to Kurdistan.

Faraj said in a statement to the Euphrates News Agency {} today that “President Jalal Talabani has ended his treatment in Germany, stressing that he will arrive tomorrow to Kurdistan.”

He added that “Talabani will hold until his return to intensive meetings with a number of officials in the province to discuss the recent political situation in the country, adding that” Talabani then will contact officials in Baghdad to demonstrate the latest developments in the political scene in Baghdad. ”

The newspaper said the Kurdish official of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) a few days ago that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki will visit Sulaymaniyah after the return of President Jalal Talabani, from a treatment trip in Germany.

The newspaper quoted “Kordstani Nui” issued by the Information Office of the Central Union of Kurdistan (PUK) for the province of Kirkuk, Necmettin cream, saying that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki “will visit the province of Sulaymaniyah if the return of President Jalal Talabani of flight treatment in Germany, which began on 18 June / June 2012. ”

A source close to Talabani reported two days ago that the President of the Republic in good health and will return to Iraq between 18 and 19 September / September.

It is hoped that the return of Talabani medical trip in Germany, a glimmer of hope to find a solution to the political crisis ravaging the country through the National meeting, which brings together the political blocs on the dialogue table.

And suffer the political process since more than two years of conflicts between the political blocs and their leaders, especially between state law and the Kurdistan Alliance, which in turn hastened to raise rate crises in the political arena, prompting the president to intervene to end this crisis by holding a national conference brings together political parties to discuss and develop solutions pathological for all parties . Ended 2