15:16 - 08-11 2022
Today, Thursday, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi warned of the danger of not having a budget, while confirming his readiness to hand over power to any elected government.
Al-Kazemi said in his speech during the opening of the cabinet session that was held today, "I offer my deepest condolences on the occasion of Ashura, the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him), from which we draw inspiration from the values of sacrifice, justice, and fighting injustice, and from which we draw inspiration from the spirit of belonging to the homeland and humanity, and the importance of Building nations on the basis of justice.”
He added, "Iraq faces a real political problem in the post-election stage, and it needs a solution, and the solution requires dialogue, wisdom, and sacrifice, as Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) sacrificed for justice, values, and religion, and political leaders are also required to make sacrifices." For the sake of the country, and for the sake of our children,” noting that “the challenges we face are reflected in the performance of the government and all the institutions of the Iraqi state, as this government spent 28 months, and it is unfortunate that during this period there was a budget only for 6 months, so how can the state work Without a budget?
He continued, "We are going through a difficult period, and with all this we have worked to overcome many problems," noting that "
He stated, "We are now in the eighth month of 2022, and there is no budget, and the imbalance is not in the government, but because of the existing political situation." .
Al-Kazemi warned of “the danger of the budget issue,” explaining, “We have good financial abundance and we need to invest it in rebuilding infrastructure and achieving the demands of our honorable people. active".
He stressed, "We have been late for 17 years and now we have a chance, and this government was at the same distance from everyone and focused on the technical side more than the political side," pointing out " We stand in the middle of the road, at the same distance from everyone; And I hope the political blocs will support this government to accomplish its mission.”
Al-Kazemi said, "We have provided money for electricity, health and lagging projects, and we must work with all our might to help our children," noting that "citizens are waiting for a lot from us, and this is their right to demand the government."
Al-Kazemi expressed his regret for “what is happening, as our people do not deserve this circumstance, but rather deserve the best and that we sacrifice for the sake of the people and the future,” noting that “the political dispute has begun to reflect on the service reality in the state, and therefore we must look for a solution.”
Al-Kazemi called on “everyone to engage in dialogue in all seriousness,” noting that “dialogue is the only solution to solving our problems and we have no other, as for resorting to methods of media escalation, social media, spreading chaos, and frustration among people, this will not help in building the modern democratic experience. We are a young democracy, and we need to act according to wisdom and reason.”
Al-Kazemi called on "citizens to know that every day it is delayed in finding a solution to the political blockage, the government is restricted, and it is in a difficult situation to carry out its duties," explaining that "the work of the caretaker government according to the constitution, is to be coupled with a short period and not Staying for nine months without a new government."
He stated, "It is unreasonable for the government to remain tied, and the constitutional timings have been exceeded, and we are required to remain a caretaker government, and this is not possible," stressing the need for "the political blocs to cooperate with the government to find a solution to the issue of the budget, and we are ready to help and play our role as an executive authority in accordance with Law".
He continued, "We have accepted the challenge in the past, and we are ready now, too. We worked calmly and tolerated injustice and slander, and all the rumors that tried to take from the determination of the ministers and the government, for the sake of Iraq and the Iraqis," noting that "we accepted the responsibility; to spare the people's blood, and we came In difficult circumstances and despite the absence of all the ingredients for success, and praise be to God, the government succeeded in presenting an achievement within a short period, by presenting works that a government did not achieve except in two sessions.
He stressed, "We have the ability to continue serving our people, but there must be real political support for the government instead of political differences," noting that "there are parties that always turn the conflict towards the government, and the government has nothing to do with it, as we are not a party to the political conflict."
And he said, "We went through an ordeal during the past two or three weeks, and the crisis was dealt with calmly, and we succeeded in not having Iraqi blood flowing on Iraqi lands, and we will continue with this approach," noting that "whoever thinks that this government is working to strain the atmosphere is mistaken." .
He said, "We have said since the first day: We are ready to hand over power to any elected government, and at the moment the political blocs agree, we are ready. And what is the talk about the government or the Prime Minister working to obstruct the formation of the government or the solution but nonsense," wondering, "Who is the one who is Will he accept to stay in these difficult circumstances?"
He stressed that "the story is not a position story, but a success story, either we are successful and accept the challenge, or the political blocs have to accept their role to find a solution to the blockage, in order to move towards a bright Iraq with an opportunity for hope, and we must be optimistic," stressing that There is no solution without dialogue."
He stressed, "I mentioned yesterday, and a week ago, and I repeat it now: a thousand years of dialogue is better than one moment in which there is a clash between Iraqis," noting that "Iraqi blood is precious, and our people have suffered a lot for 70 years, and therefore we must not devote a culture of destroying ourselves by ourselves, destroying the historical opportunity.
He pointed out that "Iraq may be in an advanced position today, as it has capabilities, wealth and financial abundance that help us build our country, and during the two years we succeeded in restoring our relations with all countries of the world, and Iraq became a point of meeting and integration with others, in order to serve our people and the peoples of the region." He pointed out, "We presented an initiative, which was approved by most of the political blocs, and we are still working to create an opportunity for dialogue."
He stressed "the importance of preserving our democratic system," stressing "the need to correct if there are wrong paths or if there are paragraphs in the constitution. Correction or change must be agreed upon by all the Iraqi people."
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