4 August 2010
The meeting with the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is not
about the lifting of the Chapter VII sanctions from Iraq. The UNSC
meeting is about recommending to speed up the forming of the
government. The UN Sanctions will remain for the foreseeable future
in 2010. One thing no one has mentioned is the smuggling of oil
between Kurdistan and Iran which has been going on for many years. PM
Nuri Maliki has stated “that any Iraqi violations of the international
sanctions against Iran could further defame Iraq’s image in the U.N.
Security Council and delay the country’s release from Chapter VII.”
The continued delaying in forming of the Iraqi government has more
implications such as the Financial Monitoring Board will negatively
effect the Transfer of the Iraq Development Fund to the Iraq
government following the completion of the U.N. guardianship at the
end of 2010.
The President of Iraq could dissolve the Parliament and call for new
elections after 75 days from the first session if no deal is reached.
The currency of choice is still the US Dollar in shops in Baghdad and
any where else in Iraq. There is no shops saying they will not take
US Dollars because it is still king.
Al-Maliki made some very bold statements to the US saying “I will turn
ISCI into a civil organization and fill the Iraqi prisons with Sadr
Al-Maliki said this to a US negotiator a member of the National
Security Council. Al-Maliki also offered to give up the security file
to Dr. Ayad Allawi, as well as the MOD, MOI, and the Intelligence to
the Iraqyia list in exchange for Allawi’s support for his nomination
as the next PM.
The US enthusiastically supported Al-Maliki and pressured the Iraqiya
list to accept Al-Maliki offer, however, the Iraqyia list rejected the
offer and insisted on their position of no Al-Maliki for a second
After this information was leaked to the INA, Al-Maliki tried to cover
it up by calling Ahmed Chalabi to meet with him. Al-Maliki told
Chalabi that the information was not accurate. Chalabi left the
meeting unconvinced especially after the Iraqyia list revealed the
list temptations presented by Al-Maliki through his negotiation
The Iraq and Kuwait negations continue and it is progressing as the
Iraqi government just turned over 13 oilfields, 150 houses and part of
a base in Um-Qasr port to the Kuwaiti government. Both countries will
also share in the oil proceeds of a borderline oilfield. This is all
UN Approved actions.
The UN has no power over the Iraqi government in regards to forming
the new government. The meeting today only discussed Iraq’s
commitment to international resolutions. There will be no RV in the
month of August 2010. UN Chapter VII will continue as I predicted for
atleast the remainder of the year and longer.
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More to follow as always…