20 July 2017
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European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA) Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his 'criminal' militia are the real terrorists in Iraq, and his claims that he is fighting terrorism are false, Sabah Al-Mukhtar, chairman of London based Arab Lawyers Association, has told a conference in Paris. “I wish to confirm that the claims that Maliki is a democrat who was duly elected and is fighting terrorism are false. Election does not equal democracy, especially if forged. His 40 criminal and sectarian…
Exclusive interview with STRUAN STEVENSON, President of the European Iraqi freedom Association- 14th July 2014 Amidst the crisis in Iraq and the big debate in the West on the correct policy on Iraq, Iran News Update conducted an exclusive interview with European politician, Struan Stevenson. Mr. Stevenson, an authority on Iraqi affairs, is the President of the European Iraqi Freedom Association, a respected Brussels-based NGO focusing on Iraq. Stevenson, a Conservative MEP (1999-2014) from Scotland, was President of the European…
Many Sunni tribes reject the Islamic State group's tactics and plan to bring down the Iraqi government themselves. Before fighters with the group now known as the Islamic State group came to prominence, there was another armed opposition to the Iraqi government in the north. Those original fighters belong to Sunni tribes that want nothing to do with the Islamic State or its tactics. Their spokesperson says they are planning to march on Baghdad within three weeks to bring down…
Q: From a few months ago, and even before that, you had said the political trend is in a crisis, and this trend is not something Iraq or politics in Iraq can be proud of, and maybe these conditions will lead to an explosion. Was this an accurate political forecast? Ayad Allawi: This forecast and viewpoint was from the beginning of the occupation, when the occupying forces came it wasn’t just the government that fell, the entire country of Iraq…
Set International Inquiry Into Massacres by Security Forces, Allied Militias (Baghdad) – Iraqi security forces and militias affiliated with the government appear to have unlawfully executed at least 255 prisoners in six Iraqi cities and villages since June 9, 2014. In all but one case, the executions took place while the fighters were fleeing Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) and other armed groups. The vast majority of security forces and militias are Shia, while the murdered prisoners were…
The worsening political discord comes three days ahead of a planned parliamentary session meant to revive the process of replacing what has effectively been a caretaker government since April elections. Maliki “has become hysterical and has lost his balance”, a statement from the office of Kurdish regional president Massud Barzani said, reacting to accusations by the prime minister a day earlier that his administration was harbouring militants. "You must apologize to the Iraqi people and step down. You have destroyed…
STANBUL(Reuters): Former Iraqi prime minister Iyad Allawi (pictured), called on incumbent Nouri Al Maliki yesterday to give up his bid for a third term in power or risk the dismemberment of Iraq. Maliki on Friday rejected a chorus of such calls since militants of a group now calling itself the Islamic State rampaged through swathes of Iraq and declared a mediaeval-style caliphate in land they control in Iraq and neighbouring Syria. “I think it is time for Mr Maliki to…
Obama-backing of ‘criminal’ Maliki gov’t helped ISIL rise A former top U.S. commander in Iraq claims that the Obama administration and the State Department have been running an “information deception campaign” aimed at covering up crimes and violent acts committed by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.The Obama administration’s efforts to protect and defend the Maliki government created the conditions allowing the terror group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) to take hold in Iraq, where a…
Speaking at the annual rally of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, Dr Alejo Vidal-Quadras, vice president of the European Parliament (1999-2014), compared the media coverage of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to claims about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction in 2003, which drove the US military into a decade-long war in Iraq. Rejecting the notion that the Iraqi uprising is driven solely by sectarian motives, much less by extremism, Vidal-Quadras assured the crowd that majority…
Aljazeera TV- June 20, 2014 (Translated from Arabic) Muzhir al-Qaisi:Today the revolutionaries from the Iraq tribes have flared up the flame of a revolution that will never be extinguished. This revolution started when our people demanded their legal rights and based on the constitution they resorted to sit-ins. However, They were responded with fire and iron. As a result, weapon was chosen as the last shelter for implementing our demand. But thanks God and thanks to our social grassroots that…
Wednesday 11 June Residence Palace – IPC, Brussels Dear Friends,I would like to congratulate Mr. Struan Stevenson for his very inspiring initiative as I think this is not only a big help for the democracy and human rights in Iraq but also for the entire region. As a fifteen year member of the European Parliament, I can say unequivocally that Struan has been one of the most successful leaders in his position as the head of the Iraq Delegation and I can…

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