Recently the Iraqi Accord Front has reported receiving broad support for its candidate for post speaker Iyad al-Samarrai. This month the start of the next new parliament session will discuss and possibly vote on the next parliament speaker.
The Basra governor Muhammad Musabbah al-Wa’il is a lucky man as he escaped an assassination attempt on his life. An explosive charge was planted on the route the governor motorcade was going to follow. The explosive charge was discovered before the governor al-Wa’ili left on the route.
Prime Minister Al-Maliki is to visit Russia and London for talks on economic, industrial, investment affairs. PM Maliki will also try to get energy companies back to Iraq. There is a conference in London the PM will be attending and the topic is investments.
In Mosul, Iraq security forces seized a large amounts of pure gold in a Mosul residence. The find was so significant PM Maliki along with his Defense Minister Abd-al-Qadir Muhammad Jasim went to Mosul to see for themselves of the amount of gold that was found. It was said the gold came from a neighboring country and it was to finance terrorism inside Iraq.
Maybe they’ll use that gold to fund reconstruction projects.