23-01-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Announced Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Iraqi List, Saleh al-Mutlaq, Tuesday, that the ministers of his list decided to boycott the sessions of the Council of Ministers, in protest against the policy of "exclusion, marginalization and neglect" to the demands of the street, as he emphasized the continued Minister consistent daily work of their ministries in order not to adversely affect the services.
The office said in a statement issued that "MPs and ministers of the Iraqi List held a meeting in the office of Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq, to discuss the political landscape and the implications of the demonstrations in the cities and provinces of Iraq, in addition to calendar relationship with other political blocs and take a position to participate in the meetings of the Council of Ministers" .
The office added that "existing ministers decided to boycott the meetings of the Council of Ministers", attributing the cause to be "this is a political position rejecting the policy of exclusion, marginalization and disregard for the demands of the street." Office confirmed that "ministers will continue consistent day-to-day business for their ministries in order not to adversely affect the services provided to the Iraqi people." The Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq was considered, in the 20 of January current, the distance is still so far away between the demands of the demonstrators and the National Alliance, pointed out that Iraq will hold an extraordinary meeting to take "crucial decisions".
The province Iraqi List, which operates eight cabinet seats in the government, is the second after more than a year on its issued, on 19 December 2011, the county and its ministers to cabinet sessions, to protest the charges against Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi and demand that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to withdraw confidence from his deputy, Saleh al-Mutlaq, decided, on the sixth of February 2012, the end of that province and the return of all its ministers, after meetings between the leaders of political blocs and at the request of the leader of the Front for National Dialogue and the Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq.
Furthermore, MP for the Iraqi List Hamid al-Mutlaq, Tuesday, to cancel Baghdad Operations Command for "possession of secret prisons," said Mutlaq, a member of the Commission on Security and Defense parliamentary during a press conference held in the parliament building, "The need for change has become necessary and we are obliged finding a solution to this change, there could be a state without law and can not be leveled several state Mikael confidential informant and anti-terrorism law and accountability and justice and other laws. " He Mutlaq that "we still see and hear from kills under torture in secret prisons and the Constitution and the law says that no secret prisons," stressing that "we are required to cancel the Baghdad Operations Command being possesses secret prisons, as well as abolition of the security services is constitutional." Mutlaq said "bit sure that the government, represented by the Prime Minister does not want to respond to the public for fear of state institutions from collapse and this fatal error," and wondered "Is there a site on the division and push in this direction." He Mutlaq "We want today is a state of law held accountable Prime Minister and President of the Supreme Judicial Council and held accountable deputy minister also held accountable for the citizen."
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