Monday, September 18, 2006


Iraqi news round-up

Barzani Talks Federalism With Kurdistan Alliance
(Kurdistani Nwe) The president of Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani has met with members of Kurdistan Alliance bloc of the Iraqi National Assembly. Barzani said amendments to the constitution should not come at the expense of the Kurdish people. He also emphasised that he believes in a federal and democratic Iraq. (Kurdistani Nwe is a political daily issued by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan.)

Civil Society Aids Reconciliation
(Al-Bayan) About 1,700 Iraqi civil society activists have affirmed their support for Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s national dialogue and reconciliation plan. At the end of their two-day conference, they formed six committees to educate the population about the PM’s plan and signed an agreement to work for the unity of Iraq and confront terror and extremism.
(Al-Bayan is issued four times weekly by the Islamic Dawa Party, chaired by Ibrahim al-Jafari, former prime minister.)

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