Al-Kazemi prepares to gather the political parties to “cross the current crisis”
His call for a national dialogue gained attention inside and outside Iraq
Wednesday – 6 Muharram 1444 AH – 03 August 2022 AD Issue No. [
Supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr in the Iraqi parliament assembly yesterday (AFP)
Baghdad: “Middle East”
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi is preparing to gather the Iraqi political parties around a national dialogue table with the aim of crossing the current crisis between the “Sadr movement” and the Shiite “coordinating framework”. According to private sources from Al-Kazemi’s office; After the initiative he launched last Sunday, received widespread support both internally and externally; Preparations are now underway with the aim of preparing the ground for dialogue and how to arrange the procedures for it, despite the divergent positions between the leader of the “Sadr Movement” Muqtada al-Sadr, and the forces of the “coordinating framework”. “
While the leader of the “Wisdom Movement” Ammar al-Hakim, Haider al-Abadi, head of the “Victory Coalition” and the former prime minister, expressed their support for Al-Kazemi’s call, no official position by Al- Sadr not issued. or by the so-called “Minister of the Leader,” Saleh Muhammad Al-Iraqi, who expresses trends to the chest.
In a statement, Al-Kazemi appealed to the political forces “not to be drawn into accusations, the language of treason and the establishment of hostility and hatred between the Brotherhood in one country, and to to sit at the table of national dialogue; To reach a political solution to the current crisis, under the roof of Iraqi synergy, and the mechanisms of national dialogue.” Al-Kazemi emphasized that “the time has now come to introduce the mechanisms of a reform project about the various national parties have agreed to discuss, and I am sure that Iraq has enough rationality and courage; To move forward with a national project that will bring the country out of its current crisis.” He continued: “The political forces must accept their national and legal responsibility, as the provisional government has performed all its duties despite exceeding the time limit set by the constitutional timings to form a new government, which is a constitutional violation is, and with all that; We have been and are still ready to render all assistance, to reach a solution satisfactory to all, and in a manner which promotes social peace, the stability of state institutions and the interests of the preserve people.”
In this context, Al-Hakim confirmed his support for Al-Kazemi’s initiative and said in a statement: “We declare our support for what was stated in Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi’s statement regarding the recent events taking place in the country, in which we adopted many of its provisions several times, to prevent the situation from sliding into what are not Good consequences, especially with regard to the fact that the parties and partners of the Iraqi scene are sitting at a dialogue table that has a comprehensive national initiative, which leads to the end of the political blockade in the country.” The statement added: “We also support the demand of all protesters to keep peace, to respect and vacate state institutions, to preserve public and private property, and to cooperate with security forces to maintain order.”
turn; Al-Abadi said in a tweet: “I declare support for the content of the brother’s prime minister’s statement on the current crisis,” noting that the call for dialogue “exists with our initiative and our call to dialogue and agreement on a map for a solution to the current crisis.” Al-Abadi added: “I call on all parties to respond to it and start serious and honest discussions in the service of the people and the state.” While the issuance of support by prominent leaders in the “coordinating framework” (Al-Hakim and Al-Abadi) for Al-Kazemi’s call appears to be an indication of the beginning of dealing with measures to resolve the crisis, the lack of signals from other leaders in the “coordination” set before, from the point of view of political observers, Either there is an implicit authorization from the leaders of the “framework” for both al-Hakim and al-Abadi to handle the initiative, or there are differences between the leaders of the “framework “, which has been consistently denied. Outside the “framework”, Iraqi parliament speaker Muhammad Al-Halbousi announced his support for Al-Kazemi’s call, saying in a tweet on Tuesday: “We support the initiative of the Prime Minister to to find a solution formula regarding the events that take placevi nd in the country.” Al-Halbousi stressed, “the importance of everyone sitting at the dialogue table and taking practical steps to resolve the current crisis, which will lead to parliamentary and local elections according to specific timelines.”
Internationally, French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his “concern” about the situation in Iraq, while expressing his support for Al-Kazemi’s initiative. Macron said in a tweet: “I am very concerned about the situation in Iraq. Calm and restraint must prevail,” he added, adding: “I share Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi’s call for dialogue and consultation in response to the aspirations of the Iraqis.”
For his part, the British ambassador in Iraq expressed his concern about the course of the current crisis in Iraq. “I very much welcome the calls for dialogue and participation,” he said in a tweet. “I am concerned about the escalation of political tensions in Iraq,” he said.
Dr. Hussein Allawi, advisor to the Iraqi prime minister, told Asharq Al-Awsat that Al-Kazemi’s initiative “is very important in light of the political crisis in the country due to the political escalation that the Iraqi political forces have to bear . their historical responsibility on the one hand; Preservation of civil peace and public safety after the entry of protesters and protesters from the social and popular forces who raise slogans about the necessity of comprehensive reform of the state and its organs” on the other hand. Allawi added: “The support that the initiative received and the support of the political forces to sit at one table for dialogue and discussion is a healthy condition for the Iraqi political system to seek a way out of the political crisis,” and noted that “the Prime Minister will work on the design of the dialogue initiative in consultation with the leaders of the political forces and the three presidencies.” In order to support stability and civil peace, and to discuss the available options, demands and the main points that will be the agenda for this dialogue.” He explained that “there are rights for all in all areas and fields, which require the leaders of the political forces to concede for the sake of Iraq and the Iraqi people to preserve the common characteristics between all”.
for his part; Independent Iraqi politician Izzat Al-Shabandar confirmed to Asharq Al-Awsat that Al-Kazemi’s initiative is a “step in the right direction”.
As for the head of the Iraqi Advisory Council, Farhad Ala Al-Din, he confirmed to Asharq Al-Awsat that “Al-Kazemi’s call is important, and it is matched with other invitations, but the important thing is not who the invitation. , but rather who responds to it.” Regarding the international community’s reactions and fears, Aladdin says that “the international concern is based on the lack of any vision among political leaders; Since it is not known which direction they will take the country. He pointed out that “what is happening in the Iraqi arena is not beneficial for Iraq or the war against ISIS, and it harms international and regional interests, and for this reason the international community wants cooperation and dialogue rather than rivalry.”