Iraq recounts election votes in 6 governorates by hand tomorrow

Sunday, 2018/7/1

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq will begin counting votes manually in May elections, a spokesman for the Independent High Electoral Commission said in a statement on Monday.

The statement said the votes to be re-counted would only be complaints or official reports alleging fraud.

The statement added that the recount will begin in Kirkuk on Tuesday and will include six other provinces are Sulaymaniyah, Erbil, Dohuk, Nineveh, Salahuddin and Anbar.

For its part, the Iraqi parliament called on the judges assigned to the Electoral Commission to convince the international community and the Iraqi people of the integrity of the elections by taking all the appeals and complaints submitted on the ballot before the ratification of the final results.

The Iraqi MP Jawad al-Bolani said yesterday that «the judiciary is required is the Council and the Commission now to convince the international community and political forces that this process is sound, and there is no fraud».

For his part, said Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Salim Jubouri that «the House of Representatives wishes the Electoral Commission and the judges concerned to take into account appeals and counting and sorting, and that the completion of this stage to the results of satisfactory and disguised and real».

On the other hand, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi yesterday, chasing elements of the organization “calling” everywhere, including the mountains, stressing that he will not negotiate with them and those who imagine it is the most important.

“Nobody has the right to lose the achievement achieved after we have overcome all the challenges we have faced,” Abadi said in a speech at the 20th anniversary of the revolution, published by Alsumaria News. He called on everyone to “unite and not try to divide us.”

“As we have won and liberated our lands by uniting, we need to unite in the next stage,” he said. “We will pursue the remaining cells of terrorism in their holes and we will kill them. We will chase them everywhere in the mountains and the desert.”

“Some people who imagine that we will negotiate with a preacher are more important, we did not follow him in Iraq, we rejected him in the past and we reject him today.

In another context, an Iraqi security source said yesterday that a huge explosion occurred in a warehouse of weapons and missiles belonging to one of the factions of the popular crowd, in the province of Babylon.

First lieutenant Ihsan Khalid said that an explosion took place inside a weapons and rocket depot belonging to Saraya Ashura, a popular crowd, in the Kefal area, south of Hilla.

He added that the civil defense teams and troops of the army and police came to the scene, and opened an investigation into the incident, and that preliminary information confirms the absence of casualties.

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US wages diplomatic offensive to squeeze Iran’s oil sector

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US President Donald Trump on June 30, 2018, said Saudi Arabia’s King Salman had agreed to his request to ramp up oil production. File photo: Mandel Ngan / AFP

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – America is using all its economic and diplomatic clout to undermine Iran’s oil sector, calling on its ally Saudi Arabia to boost its oil output and on Asian buyers to get their petroleum elsewhere.

US President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday that Saudi Arabia has agreed to raise its oil production by two million barrels per day “because of turmoil and dysfunction in Iran and Venezuela.”

On June 28, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley travelled to India to urge New Delhi to “rethink” its business relationship with Iran. India is the biggest buyer of Iranian oil after China.

China, India, Japan, and South Korea are the top customers of Iranian crude. The four Asian states together import around 55 percent of the Iran’s total 2.7 million barrel export.

On May 9, Trump withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. New US sanction will be imposed on Iran from November 4 – a symbolic date when the US embassy in Tehran was occupied in 1979.

Iran is a rentier state dependent on its oil income for more than 50 percent of its GDP.

Under previous US sanctions, Iran’s oil exports fell from 2.5 million barrels per day in 2011 to 1.5 million in 2012. At that time, major Asian oil buyers were given a waiver, requiring them to reduce 20 percent of their business trade with Iran each six months.

On May 24, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced “unpresented sanctions” on Iran.

Multinationals have already begun pulling out of Iran so as not to lose more lucrative markets in the US. These include French oil giant Total, the world’s largest container shipping company Maersk, and multinational airplane producers Airbus and Boeing.

On June 22, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh told Bloomberg he does not expect Asian buyers will receive similar waivers this time.

Saudi Arabia is capable of increasing its oil production by two million barrels per day to stabilize the oil market and prices if Iran’s oil exports fall considerably as expected.

Saudi Arabia has objected to Iran’s support for Shia groups in Yemen and Bahrain. The US-Saudi offensive on Iran’s oil industry is designed to prevent Tehran’s adventurism in the Middle East.

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commander announced a “retaliation” against Zahed in Kirkuk and Salahuddin

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(Reuters) – Special forces are preparing to carry out a military operation in the next few hours, described as “revenge”, Federal Police Chief Major-General Raed Shaker Jawdat said on Saturday.

“Groups of commandos and special forces have been assigned to combat missions in specific areas to hunt down terrorist elements hiding in the hills and valleys of Kirkuk and Salahuddin,” Jodat said in a statement.

He resumed his activities in some areas of Salah al-Din, Diyala, Ninewa and Kirkuk, killing and kidnapping some 40 people.

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Iraq: 20 Lawmakers to Be Arrested as Parliament Term Ends

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30/06/2018 – 22:05

Iraq

ERBIL — At least 20 Iraqi lawmakers will be arrested after Sunday as their term at the Iraqi parliament has ended, and they are striped of their parliamentary immunity, another lawmaker said.

Following several failed attempts by some factions, the Iraqi parliament failed to extend its own term before it ended on Sunday.

Mohammed Sayhoud, a lawmaker from the State of Law Coalition, told reporters that at least 20 members of parliament had been issued arrest warrants over charges related to terrorism and corruption.

He said the government is now required to arrest the suspects as they are not protected by their parliamentary immunity any longer.

According to Sayhoud, the government is violating the law by acting reluctant in arresting suspects with influence under the pretext of protecting public interests and peace.

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Disclosure of the date of the first session of the new parliament

Release date: 2018/6/30 22:09

[Ayna-Baghdad]

Jafar al-Moussawi, a spokesman for the leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr, the date of the first session of the new parliament.

Moussawi said in a statement on Saturday that “the convening of the first session of the new parliament depends on the decision of the Electoral Commission for all appeals and complaints, and the results to the Federal Court.”

“In accordance with Article 54 of the Constitution, the President of the Republic calls the new Council of Representatives to convene by a presidential decree.”

He explained that “the date of the first meeting will be within 15 days from the date of ratification of the election results by the Federal Court, headed by the oldest member.”

The House of Representatives announced Saturday the end of its legislative work for the current session.

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Urgent infallible calls for commitment to constitutional expectations and a meeting to discuss the requirements of the next phase

Release date: 2018/6/30 20:44

[Ayna-Baghdad]

President Fuad Masum called on the end of the third legislative session of the House of Representatives on Saturday to adhere to the constitutional timing of the first parliamentary session.

“On the occasion of the end of the third session of the House of Representatives, the Presidency expresses its sincere thanks and appreciation to all the members of the House of Representatives and to the Presidency of the Republic for all their hard work and the services they provided,” Masoum said in a statement. To serve their people and their homeland during the past four years. ”

He also called on the political forces and citizens “to abide by the utmost vigilance and to take the highest degree of responsibility to spare the country any problems or crises that may harm national interests.” He also called on the High Electoral Commission to exert its utmost efforts to complete its legal procedures to announce the final results of the elections. Supreme Council during this period until the announcement of the final results of the elections and the ratification of the Federal Court in preparation for the next session of the House of Representatives in its next four powers and constitutional functions.

He called on “the political blocs to accept the results of counting and counting manual decision of the Federal Court,” stressing that “the commitment of all political blocs constitutional times for the convening of the first parliamentary session to ensure the election of the Presidency of the Council of Representatives, the election of the President of the Republic, and then assigned the candidate of the largest bloc to form a government during the period Approved by the Constitution “.

He called on the main blocs to “meet in the coming days to discuss the requirements of the next stage and discuss ways to develop the state administration and its institutions and respect the will of the people to protect the foundations and assets of the system.” Federal democracy. ”

The Iraqi parliament on Saturday announced the end of the legislative work of the council.

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Masoum invites the political blocs to accept the results of counting and manual counting scheduled by the Federal Court

30 June 2018 – 20:32

Alsumaria News / Baghdad

The President of the Republic Fuad Masum, Saturday, the political blocs to “accept” the results of sorting and counting manual decision of the Federal Court, while calling for a meeting in the coming days to discuss the requirements of the next phase.

“On the occasion of the end of the third session of the House of Representatives on Saturday, the Presidency expresses its sincere thanks and appreciation to all the members of the Chamber of Deputies and the Presidency of the Republic for all their hard work and the services they provided for the service,” Masoum said in a press release. Their people and their homeland during the past four years, “urging the Electoral Commission to” make every effort to complete its legal procedures guarantor to announce the final results of the elections. ”

He called on the political forces and citizens to “adhere to the utmost vigilance and to take the highest degree of responsibility to spare the country any problems or crises that may harm the national interests during this period and until the announcement of the final results of the elections and the ratification of the Federal Court in preparation for the next session of the House of Representatives and its constitutional functions “He said.

He continued Masoum in his statement, “We call on the political blocs to accept the results of counting and counting manual decision of the Federal Court,” stressing that “the commitment of all political blocs constitutional times for the convening of the first parliamentary session to ensure the election of the Presidency of the House of Representatives, The government during the period approved by the Constitution. ”

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President of the Republic ” to support the decisions of the Independent Electoral Commission and the Board of Commissioners of judges and their procedures for the announcement of the final results of the elections , ” calling on the major blocs to “meeting to be held in the coming days to discuss the next phase requirements and discuss ways to develop the state administration and its institutions and respect for the will of the people to protect the foundations of the assets of the democratic system Federal “.

The second deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Aram Sheikh Mohammed, announced on Saturday, the end of the work of the House of Representatives in its current session.

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