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From the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI)

 

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Sunday, June 12, 2005

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IRAQI NEWS, 11 June 05

Foreign minister sees UK ambassador

Barzani to be sworn in 12 June

Suicide bomber targets Slovak embassy

Two gunmen killed in Baghdad

Nasiriyah police arrest arms dealers

Al-Sistani calls for constitution to be based on pluralism

Planning minister rejects use of religion for political purposes

Sermons warn of dangers of sedition

Iraqi middle classes moving to Jordan, Syria - TV

Increased drug addiction reported; death sentences for dealers

Economists, MPs downbeat on economic prospects - Al-Zaman

IRAQI PRESS HEADLINES, 11 June 05

Al-Dustur [Baghdad, independent daily newspaper]

Al-Furat [Baghdad, independent political daily newspaper]

Al-Mada [Baghdad, independent daily newspaper published by Al-Mada Corporation for Media, Culture and Art]

Baghdad [Baghdad, political daily newspaper published by the Iraqi National Accord Movement]

Al-Mu'tamar [Baghdad, comprehensive daily newspaper published by the Iraqi National Congress]

Al-Zaman [Baghdad edition of London-based independent daily newspaper]

Al-Mashriq [Baghdad, independent international daily newspaper].

IRAQI PRESS QOUTES & EDITORIALS, 11 June 05

“Making the best of the upcoming Brussels conference”- Al-Dustur

“US pressure to give Sunnis bigger role in constitution drafting”- Al-Furat

IRAQI PRESS HIGHLIGHTS (11 JUNE)

IRAQI BROADCAST MEDIA, 11 June 05

Al-Iraqiyah TV Headlines News 11 Jun

Iraqi Al-Sharqiyah TV Headlines News 11 Jun

KURDS & Kurdish News, 11 June 05

Kurdish paper attacks al-Ja'fari

Kurdistan Satellite TV Headlines News 11 Jun

KurdSat TV Headlines News 11 Jun

 

IRAQI NEWS, 11 June 05

Foreign minister sees UK ambassador

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari met the outgoing UK ambassador to discuss bilateral relations and ways of enhancing mutual cooperation, Al-Sharqiyah TV reported on 11 June. Zebari said Iraq appreciated the efforts exerted by Britain in serving the political and security interests of Iraq . (Al-Sharqiyah, Baghdad , in Arabic 11 Jun 05)

Barzani to be sworn in 12 June

The Kurdistan parliament is to hold two sessions on 12 June, Al-Sharqiyah TV reported on 11 June. One session will officially elect Kurdish leader Mas'ud Barzani as president of the Kurdistan Region, and the other session will swear him in. "This is the last time the parliament will choose the region's president, for the new law stipulates that the president is to be elected through public, direct and secret ballot elections," the TV reported. "At the end of his term in office, Barzani will have the right to run for a second term in the presidential elections. The law gives the region's president, who is also the commander of its armed forces, the right to speak both domestically and internationally on behalf of the Sulaymaniyah, Arbil, and Duhok Governorates. It also gives him the right to coordinate between federal and regional authorities, dismiss the cabinet, appoint governors, appoint the prosecutor general and his staff and grant military ranks." (Al-Sharqiyah TV, Baghdad , in Arabic 11 Jun 05)

Suicide bomber targets Slovak embassy

Iraqi police sources said a suicide bomber driving a booby-trapped truck blew himself up in front of the embassy of Slovakia in Baghdad , wounding four Iraqi guards. (Al-Sharqiyah, Baghdad , in Arabic 11 Jun 05)

Slovak Foreign Ministry spokesman, Juraj Tomaga, said the blast had seriously damaged the embassy's external and internal perimeter but all its staff were safe. (TA3 TV, Bratislava , in Slovak 11 Jun 05)

Two gunmen killed in Baghdad

The US Army said two gunmen were killed and two others wounded in clashes in northern Baghdad . The statement did not give any further details. (Al-Sharqiyah, Baghdad , in Arabic 11 Jun 05)

Nasiriyah police arrest arms dealers

Police in Al-Nasiriyah have arrested 18 people on charges of cooperating with gunmen in the western areas of the country. A police source said they were held while transporting 15 tonnes of explosives, rockets and equipment. (Al-Sharqiyah, Baghdad , in Arabic 11 Jun 05)

Al-Sistani calls for constitution to be based on pluralism

Supreme Shi'i religious authority Al-Sayyid Al-Sistani has called for the new Iraqi constitution to be based on the "principle of pluralism and the minority's respect for the opinion of the majority". In a statement issued by his office in Al-Najaf, Al-Sistani added that "religious constants, moral principles and the noble social values of the Iraqi people, should be the basic foundations of the new constitution". He added that the role of the religious authority is to "study fatwas on all aspects of life and promote religion based on the approach of the prophet's household, which is characterized by good ethics and by taking care of and not violating others' rights." Al-Sistani also said that "dealing with the Sunni people is based on direct and other meetings, and that the Sunnis and Shi'is hold identical and close viewpoints". ( Karbala News Network in Arabic 11 Jun 2005 )

Planning minister rejects use of religion for political purposes

Minister of Planning and Development Cooperation, Dr Barham Ahmad Salih stated in an "opinion on drafting the permanent constitution" published in Iraqi Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) newspaper Al-Ittihad on 11th that the agreement concluded between the Kurdistan National Alliance and the United Iraqi Alliance "stipulated that the State Administration Law would be used as the foundation for drafting the permanent constitution with the possibility of using other references". "We call for a united system in Iraq which will reflect the particularity of Iraqi society and its components. I have respect for religious principles and the religion of Islam and agree on the place of Islam in the political and social lives. However, religion should not be used by politicians as tool for political purposes," Salih stated. (Al-Ittihad, Baghdad , in Arabic 11 Jun 05)

Sermons warn of dangers of sedition

Preachers at Baghdad mosques on 10th called for reconciliation in drafting the new Iraqi constitution and stressed the need for every part of Iraqi society to play a part in laying down its principles, Iraqi Al-Sharqiyah TV reported. The imam at the Al-Khalisiyah school, Jawad al-Khalisi, warned worshippers against "sectarian sedition, ethnic partition and ongoing rumours which aim to spread civil war amongst Muslims". Mahmud al-Sumayda'i, preacher of the Umm al-Qurah mosque, said the aim of the new constitution "should be nothing but to make us happy, based on the fact that we are one nation of one origin, one faith and one nationality and that we live in a country with allegiance to patriotism, brotherhood, coexistence, cohesion and closeness". (Al-Sharqiyah, Baghdad , in Arabic 10 Jun 05)

Iraqi middle classes moving to Jordan, Syria - TV

Iraqis topped the list of property purchases in Jordan in April, buying 157 properties out of 203 sold to non-Jordanians at a total cost of $11.5 million, Iraqi Al-Sharqiyah TV reported. "It is to be noted that Iraq 's border outlets with Jordan and Syria during the past few months recorded a noticeable increase in the number of those travelling abroad, especially members of the middle class," the TV said. "Many members of the middle class expressed fear of staying in Iraq and conducting investments in it because of the state of lawlessness and the need by capitalists and people with interests for protection. These people were frightened by the repeated threats and blackmails, and by the abductions they and their family members face for ransoms that in many cases reach tens of thousands of dollars. Syrian reports noted that the Iraqis' demand on purchasing real estates in Syria is at the same rate as in Jordan ." (Al-Sharqiyah, Baghdad , in Arabic 11 Jun 05)

Increased drug addiction reported; death sentences for dealers

The Iraqi newspaper Al-Mashriq reported on 6th that drug abuse among Iraqi youth has grown over the last two years due to a considerable influx of drugs as well as poor economic conditions which push young people into addiction. It said the Interior Ministry's police force has arrested "scores" of drug gangs, particularly made up of foreigners who entered Iraq for the purpose of visiting the holy sites. Sources in the Higher National Anti-Narcotics Commission said a national coordination body has been set up to control the circulation of drugs and new bills on fighting drugs would be issued in the next few days. The commission has decided to provide safe treatment facilities for addicts and to hand down strict punishments against drug dealers. The Council of Ministers handed down a number of death sentences recently in cases involving drug dealing and drug abuse. "This was the first such precedent in an effort to determine the boundaries of that phenomenon and prevent the passage of drugs from Iraq to other countries through drug dealers." (Al-Mashriq, Baghdad , in Arabic 6 Jun 05)

Economists, MPs downbeat on economic prospects - Al-Zaman

Iraqi economists and MPs have painted a gloomy picture of the country's medium-term economic prospects. Speaking to the Iraqi independent newspaper Al-Zaman, MPs said the economy had not been a priority and "prosperity seems remote in the foreseeable future, even in the next ten years." "No positive issue has been achieved in this field since the International Finance Institute, which is located in the United States , issued its report in October 2003. The report said that Iraq would suffer from poverty during the coming years because the oil revenues would not be sufficient to finance the public expenditure, and the aid would not be sufficient to respond to the needs of the country; moreover, only a small number of companies would pursue investment in Iraq . Even if the oil prices were to rise, stability were to be established, and a large part of the debts were to be cancelled, the Iraqi economy would not reach half the size it was in the 1970s."

One MP said the reconstruction process was "slow, not to mention that is has not actually started yet". "The fiscal policy is completely wrong because of the lack of a government that is capable of making an effective policy. At best, the fiscal policy is limping; it stands on one leg, which is the expenditure leg, and the other leg, which is the revenue one of which the taxes are an important part, has not been activated," he said.

An MP from the Al-Iraqiyah bloc said that the real problem was that the opening of Iraq 's borders had harmed both Iraqi society and the economy as drugs and cheap imports were undermining the economy. "Another disparity is represented by the new salary system, which started after the toppling of the previous regime; it specified greatly reducing the salaries of the security forces and raising the salaries of the teachers and doctors; however, the reality now indicates the opposite is actually happening."

But chairman of the Baghdad Chamber of Commerce, Husayn Shabib al-Jaf, said the buying power of Iraqis was now nearly the same as people in neighbouring non-oil countries, such as Jordan and Syria and an increase in shopping had reflected positively in the retail trade and small businesses.

Dr Mahdi al-Bayya, professor of statistics at the Market Research and Consumer Protection Centre, said the majority of Iraqis rely on the state for their incomes and the number of employees in government departments and institutions totals 1,500,000." "The increase in employees' salaries has contributed to the increase in the purchasing power of this sector of society. However, it has also contributed to the rise in prices of consumer goods, public services, fuel derivatives, water, electricity, and other things. This, in turn, has put a heavy burden on the shoulders of other sectors of society, like labourers and those of limited income." "The suffering of the private sector in Iraq has increased; so have the obstacles that obstruct its development. The private sector is incapable of absorbing the huge numbers of unemployed, and many of them resort to various legal and illegal methods to satisfy their and their families' needs, the most important of which are food, medicine, and other necessities," he said. (Al-Zaman, Baghdad , in Arabic 9 Jun 05)

 

IRAQI PRESS HEADLINES , 11 June 05

Al-Dustur [ Baghdad , independent daily newspaper]

  • Straw makes surprise visit to Baghdad , discusses Brussels conference with Talabani, Ja'fari Kurdish parliament elects Kurdistan president (Agencies quoted)
  • Cabinet orders grants, loans offered to encourage small businesses Diplomatic representation reciprocated between Iraq , Kuwait (Agencies quoted)
  • Sunni withdrawal from constitutional panel denied by Adnan al-Dulaymi Mass grave discovered in the Iraqi embassy in Moscow (Agencies quoted)
  • Unidentified gunmen kill Lebanese in Baghdad , having failed to abduct him (Agencies quoted)
  • Southern oil export rates remain steady (Agencies quoted)

Al-Furat [ Baghdad , independent political daily newspaper]

  • Kofi Annan charging occupation army with human rights abuses
  • Expired, contaminated Italian medicines provided to locals in Nasiriyah
  • In Kirkuk , police chief escapes assassination attempt, counter-terrorism squad commander gunned down
  • Taking fresh approach, Europe seeks role of its own in Iraq
  • [Secretary-General of the Vanguard Nassirite Socialist Party,] Dr Abd-al-Sattar al-Jumayli kidnapped, Abu-Ghurayb prison director assassinated

Al-Mada [ Baghdad , independent daily newspaper published by Al-Mada Corporation for Media, Culture and Art]

  • Adnan al-Janabi tells Al-Mada agreement has been reached with Sunni Arabs on mechanism governing their participation in constitution-writing committee
  • Large quantities of weaponry confiscated, 450 suspects detained in Abu-Ghurayb
  • Ba'thists among special court judges, Saddam lawyers seeking to prove investigation procedures null and void (KUNA quoted)
  • Extremist website posting puts toll of foreign gunmen killed in Iraq at 390 (CNN quoted)
  • Explosives seized, gunmen apprehended in Al-Latifiyah, Al-Musayyab
  • Member of Association of Muslim Scholars detained in Ba'qubah

Baghdad [ Baghdad , political daily newspaper published by the Iraqi National Accord Movement]

  • Talabani, Ja'fari at variance over expansion of constitution writing committee
  • Lashing out at neighbour states, Barham Salih rejects use of religion for political purposes
  • Over 100 Iraqi scientists assassinated, thousands of Iraqis illegally kept in US custody
  • Electricity, Oil ministries continue to exchange accusations while Iraqis roast on hot tin

Al-Mu'tamar [ Baghdad , comprehensive daily newspaper published by the Iraqi National Congress]

  • Operation Lightning continues unabated, scores of suspects detained
  • Al-Sistani stressing respect for majority views, relaxation seen in crisis over Sunni participation in constitution drafting
  • Layth Kubbah says no swift solution to problem of disbanded Information Ministry staffers
  • Washington has assets of two Syrian officials frozen (CNN quoted)
  • Hadi al-Amiri: Badr capable of contributing towards enhancing security
  • National Accord (Movement) says Al-Ja'fari government indulging in hegemonic, exclusionist, monopolistic practices (Elaph quoted)
  • Donor countries urged by National Assembly to honour their commitments

Al-Zaman [ Baghdad edition of London-based independent daily newspaper]

  • US negotiations with groups affiliated to Iraqi resistance denied by Rice, confirmed by US official in Baghdad
  • Parliament divided over representation of boycotters on constitutional panel
  • Islamic Action Organization's office comes under attack 110 soldiers trained to defuse car bombs in Baghdad
  • Iraqi stampede to buy real estate in Jordan
  • Three shipments of Australian wheat held up at Um-Qasr port finally delivered, Al-Fallujah witnessing spike in Iraqi wheat prices (AFP quoted)

Al-Mashriq [ Baghdad , independent international daily newspaper].

  • Shi'i Alliance offers Sunnis same number of seats occupied by Kurds on constitutional panel (Agencies quoted)
  • Al-Fallujah residents elect tribal chief as prefect (AFP quoted)
  • Discovery of sixteen bodies shot execution-style in Ramadi (Agencies quoted)
  • Two Iraqis killed in attack on mosque in Al-Durah district Senior
  • Kurdish official: We do not want Kirkuk without its people's consent, constitution-drafting will not take long
  • Saddam's family facing financial difficulties
  • Security Council agrees to disband Iraq disarmament commission (Agencies quoted)

 

IRAQI PRESS QOUTES & EDITORIALS, 11 June 05

“Making the best of the upcoming Brussels conference”- Al-Dustur

 

Al-Dustur editorial

"To make the best of the upcoming Brussels conference on Iraq, the government should harness all its potentialities to guarantee that tangible European help will be delivered and effectively used to rehabilitate Iraqi infrastructure and resuscitate our ailing economy, now that hopes previously hitched to reconstruction aid promised by donor countries have largely failed to materialize, with no more than a mere fifth of the sum allocated having actually been delivered so far, hardly enough to set the Iraqi reconstruction wheel turning."

US pressure to give Sunnis bigger role in constitution drafting”- Al-Furat

 

Al-Furat editorial

"Today, there is a lot of talk of US pressure to give Sunnis a bigger role in constitution drafting and draw them into wider participation in the ongoing political process, as if their Shi'i brethren were essentially opposed to such a thing, or as if the two communities were so mutually exclusive as to mimic the paradoxical situation the Kurds have brought themselves into by refusing to put up the Iraqi flag in Kurdistan even as it is raised atop ministries run by Kurdish ministers in Baghdad. If anything, such a sorry state of affairs is an unmistakable sign of the psychological disorder at the heart of much of our political wrangling and ideological disputes - a disorder that can only lead those affected by it to the ludicrous futility of waiting for rain in the scorching heat of Iraqi summer."

IRAQI PRESS HIGHLIGHTS (11 JUNE)

Al-Sabah al-Jadid carries on the front page a 100-word report on Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani's meeting with Constitutional Committee Chairman Shaykh Humam Hammudi yesterday, 10 June. The report says that Al-Sistani called for the involvement of all Iraqi sects in drafting the constitution and confirmed the importance of unity among Iraqi people during the meeting.

Al-Zaman publishes on the front page a 700-word report citing members within the National Assembly saying that there is a dispute in the Assembly regarding the Arab Sunni representation in the constitutional committee, and adding that some are for, while others are against the addition of 25 Sunni members to the committee. The report cites US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice denying the reports that the United States is negotiating with groups related to the Iraqi "resistance," though a US official in Baghdad confirms the reports.

Al-Zaman publishes on page 2 a 350-word report citing political forces that boycotted the elections, calling for a list of the Sunnis who will take part in the committee for drafting the constitution, during a meeting held on 9 June. Al-Adalah runs on the front page a 400-word report citing senior officials within the Unified Iraqi Alliance saying that they will give the Arab Sunnis a significant role in the drafting of the constitution by increasing the number of Sunni members in the committee for drafting the constitution from two to 15.

Al-Mada publishes on page 6 a 120-word report on the symposium held by Iraq 's Freedom Conference which was held in Basra to denounce sectarianism and terrorism. Al-Dustur publishes on the front page an 80-word report quoting Adnan al-Dulaymi, head of the Sunni Waqf Diwan, denying that Arab Sunnis have withdrawn from the committee drafting the constitution.

Al-Mashriq publishes on page 3 an 80-word report quoting Adnan al-Dulaymi, head of the Sunni Waqf Diwan, confirming that the Iraqi permanent constitution "should include the rights of all Iraqis," demanding that the new constitution should stipulate that Iraq is part of the Arab Nation and Islam is the religion of the state. Al-Dulaymi was also quoted as saying: "Arab Sunnis reject sectarianism and power sharing principle, believing that the nation of Iraq belongs to all Iraqis."

Al-Mada publishes on the front page a 500-word report quoting Adnan Al-Janabi, head of the seven-member branch of the committee drafting the constitution, revealing that there are certain disagreements on the number of Arab Sunni representatives who should be included in the committee drafting the constitution. The report adds that the Sunni people conference earlier demanded that Arab Sunnis should be represented by 25 members at the committee drafting the constitution.

Al-Mada publishes on page 2 a 100-word report saying that the Iraqi democratic forces have held their third meeting which was attended by 30 parties, political blocs, and civic organizations to discuss the "general principles and ideas" that the permanent constitution should include.

Al-Furat publishes on the front page a 250-word report on the European delegation's recent visit to Iraq , the first in two years. The report cites French and German sources believing that the participation of British Foreign Minister Straw in the delegation indicates that Europe had agreed to play a new role in Iraq that is different from its role during the invasion of Iraq .

Al-Furat publishes on the front page a 600-word editorial criticizing Iraqi political forces for occupying themselves with the distribution of posts according to the proportional power sharing systems and ignoring the problems and conspiracies on the Iraqi people. The editorial says that the proportional power sharing system has created sectarianism.

Al-Mashriq publishes on page 2 a 100-word report quoting the Jordanian Foreign Ministry as saying that it will appoint its first ambassador to Iraq since the 2003 war, adding that Mahmud al-Khatib is likely to be nominated as the Jordanian Ambassador to Iraq .

Al-Mada publishes on page 2 a 200-word report saying that the Iraqi foreign minister has received the European Troika delegation at his office in Baghdad . The Iraqi official has discussed with the European delegation the preparations for the international conference, which will be held in Brussels to support Iraq , and Iraq 's important role in this conference. Al-Dustur publishes on the front page a 600-word report saying that Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Ja'fari has presided over the cabinet's seventh session, adding that a number of urgent issues were discussed during the session such as the loans and grants by the government to support the small projects.

 

IRAQI BROADCAST MEDIA, 11 June 05

Al-Iraqiyah TV Headlines News 11 Jun

  • Interior Minister Solagh says over 1,000 arrested since start of Baghdad security operation, says law and order to be restored across Iraq within six months
  • Report on relative security in Baghdad after Operation Lightning Operation
  • Over 100 terror suspects held in raids south of Baghdad
  • Army arrest 25 terror suspects in Abu-Ghurayb; weapon cache found in Al-Muthanna
  • Three police killed in terror attack in Baghdad ; four hurt in bombing
  • MP says outline of constitution completed
  • Forum on constitution held in Dhi-Qar - video report
  • Akram al-Tamimi, member of civil society organization, says groups from civil society and media should be consulted in constitutional process
  • National Security adviser Muwaffaq al-Rubay'i says Saddam trial to be aired live before referendum on constitution
  • Iraqi Front for National Dialogue holds meeting in Diyala over constitution; rejects sectarian strife .

Iraqi Al-Sharqiyah TV Headlines News 11 Jun

  • Kurdistan parliament to meet to swear-in Barzani as president of Kurdistan region
  • Suicide bomber targets Slovak embassy in Baghdad ; no casualties
  • Eleven killed in bomb attack north of Baghdad
  • Interior minister says major military operation against insurgents will be launched soon
  • Interior minister says contacts with those not involved in terrorism never ceased
  • Three policemen killed, one injured by suicide bomber who targeted high-ranking officer in Baghdad police building
  • Police patrol attacked, three killed in Baghdad ; two US soldiers killed north of Baghdad
  • Two US soldiers killed in western Iraq
  • One killed, 18 injured in last couple of days in context of Operation Lightning
  • Truck carrying 10 tonnes of weapons stopped by army troops; 18 people arrested
  • Insurgent attack bus carrying workers killing 11 in Babylon
  • Iraqi sentenced to 15 years in jail for killing US soldier
  • US tank destroyed in bomb explosion killing its occupants in western Iraq
  • Driver of Trade Ministry truck killed in Mosul ; city's police academy attacked by insurgents
  • Two men attack Baghdad train station, killing one person
  • Iraqi students wrap up final exams and head to uncertain future
  • Number of volunteers for US army down
  • Bodies of three kidnapped Iraqis found in Baghdad
  • Record number of Iraqis buying property in Jordan
  • Syrian troops kill head of armed group.

 

KURDS & Kurdish News, 11 June 05

Kurdish paper attacks al-Ja'fari

An article in the pro-KDP weekly magazine Govari Gulan on 9th June entitled "Al-Ja'fari's cabinet - from Alliance to diktat" carried a strong attack on the policies of Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Ja'fari. The article said that ever since he came into office al-Ja'fari had played a "threatening game, the most outstanding characteristics of which are returning to the policy of dictatorship that used to be exercised by previous regimes". The article accused al-Ja'fari of "brushing aside and refusing to acknowledge the constitutional and legitimate foundations and conventions of political conduct and putting his head in the sand" as well as representing "the real ideology, views, wishes and agenda of the coalition list of the Shi'ites". In particular, he "adopted such a policy as to confine the role and authority of the Kurds within the 19 March lines at the first stage so that the agenda of the list of the Kurdistan Alliance would not go beyond that line and so that they would monopolize for themselves the Arabic part of Iraq and make it an arena for practising their tyrannical Islamic agenda". "By persisting in that series of policies, al-Ja'fari's cabinet will forfeit its own coalition characteristics and will become a unilateral cabinet," the paper said. "This will inflict harm on the entire political process in Iraq , because the Kurds and the Shi'ites are engaged arduously in efforts to return their Sunni brothers into the political process, whereas al-Ja'fari puts their very coalition in danger of potentially unravelling." "It is expected that another courageous Kurdish move will start against this conduct adopted by Ja'fari, which will give great hope to the victory of the will of the people of Kurdistan and the democratic forces in the entirety of Iraq," the paper concluded (Govari Gulan, Arbil, in Sorani Kurdish 9 Jun 05)

 

Kurdistan Satellite TV Headlines News 11 Jun

  • Suicide attacks kill 11 and injure 29 civilians in Baghdad , roundup of recent insurgent-related operations in Baghdad
  • Kudistan Democratic Party, KDP-led regional minister of interior, representatives of multinational forces and officials and chiefs of police in Mosul and Arbil discuss security situation and development of cooperation

KurdSat TV Headlines News 11 Jun

  • President Talabani, Senior Shi'i representative Muhammad Bahr-al-Ulum discuss prevailing political situation in Iraq
  • Head of the Executive Board of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, PUK, Political Bureau, officials and chief of police in Mosul and Salah-al-din discuss security situation and development of cooperation
  • Minister of Planning and Development Cooperation Barham Salih arrives in Kirkuk , holds talk with officials in Kirkuk regarding allocation of budget and implementation of Article 58 of the State Administration Law
  • National Security Advisor Muaffaq al-Rubay'i says Kirkuk is a Kurdish city, deported Kurds should return to their home and the city to be annexed to Kurdistan regional government
  • Roundup of reports on recent blasts in Baghdad
  • Seminar on civil and human rights held in Sulaymaniyah
  • Twenty one bodies of Iraqi soldiers found near Syrian border
  • Petrol station catches fire in Sulaymaniyah.
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