Iraqi bloc returns to parliament with the signs of a decline of the crisis
TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012 11:24
Baghdad: Iraqi mass returned supported by the Sunnis in Iraq to the parliament sessions on Tuesday, ending a boycott of the Legislative Council, which ease the political crisis faced by the government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, but a number of ministers continued to boycott the government.
And ended the mass boycott of the Iraqi parliament as it tries to end the Iraqi blocs, the worst crisis facing the government during the year, escalating fears of a return to sectarian violence.
The crisis broke out just days after the final withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq in December, when the government tried to Maliki, the arrest of Tariq al-Hashimi's Sunni vice president of Iraq, and asked parliament to withdraw confidence from the Sunni lawmaker Saleh al-Mutlaq, who described al-Maliki as a dictator in a media interview.
The crisis prompted the Iraqi bloc to boycott parliament and the government.
Iraq and agreed on Sunday to end its boycott of parliament and most of the deputies returned to the Council on Tuesday, where he will participate in the discussion of the budget late in 2012.
Said Maysoon al-Iraqi, spokeswoman at a press conference on Sunday announced that the bloc as a gesture of good will return to parliament meetings in order to help create a healthy environment and for the National Congress to seek guarantees for the success of the conference and overcome the political crisis.
He said members of the Iraqi ministers of finance, education and science and are supported by the mass of the year will not return to participate in the meetings of the government, demanding the return of al-Mutlaq to the government. But three of its ministers, at least planning to attend the cabinet meeting.
Jaber said Jabri, a deputy in parliament and a member of the Finance Committee of the Legislative Council that the deputy decided to return to the Iraqi parliament because of the budget.
The MP said Ahmed al-Alwani, the great mass that talks will continue during the next few days on a boycott of the government. A senior source in the last Iraqi Shiite coalition talks between the owners did not address so far to the return of al-Mutlaq.
Maliki's position and strengthened during the crisis, through the division of Iraq itself. Continued a number of ministers in the work as a number of deputies threatened secession because they see that the boycott will have political damage.
Save-Hashemi, who denies charges of running a government for the assassination teams to the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, where immediate arrest is unlikely.
Maliki says a former teacher of the Arabic language to move against al-Hashemi was not a judicial but a political move against prominent figures in the Iraqi bloc raised fears among Iraqis that Sunni domination of Shiites trying to strengthen the power and enhance its influence.
The crisis has highlighted deep divisions within the Iraqi government that has divided the ministries among Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds in the comfortable arrangements for power sharing stalled important legislation including the law of important oil and gas since it was formed a year ago.
Since the U.S. invasion that toppled Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in 2003, the growing influence of Shiite making the Sunnis feel marginalized. And Kurdish political blocs have succeeded most of the time in the contract alliances with the Shiite parties.
The recent political crisis coincided with a series of attacks on Shiite targets sparked fears of Iraq sliding back into sectarian violence that has killed tens of thousands of Iraqis a few years after the invasion.
Since the crisis broke in mid-December killed more than 450 people in the attacks.
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