New York Times: Washington and Tehran to work to find an immediate solution to the political crisis in Baghdad
Recent troubles began in the atheist and the thirtieth of March , when Haider al - Abadi presented a new government lineup to parliament, this part of his rights , of course, but he did so without the consent of thepolitical parties that dominate the House of Representatives.
most of the candidates who presented them Abadi are technocrats , reformists are known for their integrity and trust, but they do not represent the major political parties , have no support.
he Abadi this step under great pressure as increased popular discontent with the government 's inability to tackle the economic problems and the problems of governance. Over the past months was activists and cleric Ali al - Sistani calling for a series of reforms , including reducing the size of government and improve public services and stop wasteful expenditure and the fight against corruption.
It is by declaring a new cabin, was Abadi seeks to conquer political leaders , probably because it was believed that the ministers qualified inauguration and respectable reaction is positive , especially that the masses and Sistani will force others to comply.
but it has not been that way, as opposed by many of the other political players who have strong followers in parliament of Kurds, Shiites and Sunnis. He suggested Ammar al - Hakim, head of the Iraqi Islamic Supreme Council, that if the Council of Ministers is not belonging to any political party should be the prime minister as well, and that means should be the resignation of al - Abbadi of the Dawa Party.
Geological Kurdi, who was a candidate for the oil ministry, was soon withdrawn his name from the list oftechnocrats because he did not nominate any of the Kurdish party. Shiite technocrats also pulled out was acandidate for the Ministry of Finance and Altakotait.hnak two parties, one internal and one external, their positions are considered critical in determining what will happen after that. And still , former Prime Minister Nuri al - Maliki has a force in Iraqi politics and can spoil the Cabinet process.
But some diplomats and politicians who are close to the scene believe that even if he was uncomfortable with some of the candidates he would be happy cab proposed because it keeps the post of prime minister ,however , his party and exclude those who believed to be responsible for planning for the removal in August 2014.
as Sistani player will be leading the other, as the support for a new reform of the cabin would have asignificant weight, either opposing it would be a fatal blow.
for their part , the Iranians were skeptical of al - Abadi , who consider him too close to the United States, However they have recently opposed the removal perhaps for fear that the protracted negotiations on thesuccession will increase the disintegration of the Shiite parties and the conversion diplomatic and security resources away from fighting Daash. Iran may also realize that lasting success against Daash requires addressing Sunni concerns instead of encouraging sectarianism. The US played an influential role in facilitating consensus among Iraqis in recent years. The
United States , a good working relationship with al - Abadi as Foreign Minister John Kerry during his recent visit to Baghdad. But officials in Washington - Iranian Knzeraihm - worry that any political crisis in Baghdad could delay the restoration of Mosul Daash campaign. As the political crisis can also skew the Iraqi efforts in dealing with economic problems.
Ideal result is a fast choice of a full government independent of political parties, but this can not be achieved politically at the moment. At the same time the United States and Iran to help Iraq avoid a crisis by encouraging Iraqi leaders to grant Abadi some - not all - change of government , which seeks to him. The rest can be exchanged for a consolation against the political parties, and one way to do this is to make theagreement Abadi called a half dozen candidates for the four ministries that it intends to change, and to allow for large parties nominate half Alakhr.mthel This development would represent progress on the road toreform. In Washington and Tehran to work on finding an immediate solution to the political crisis in Baghdad and they work in parallel for a quick settlement between the political parties and the prime minister. Also, they coordinate with each other and engage with Iraqi leaders to ensure that the transformation of a gamble Abadi to a major crisis.
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