Friday, May 25, 2007
INM daily summary – 25 May 2007
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- Hamid Ma'lah, a spokesman for the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council (SIIC), told Al-Sharqiyah television on May 22 that the party's Shura Council is running the affairs of the party in the absence of Abd al-Aziz al-Hakim.
- Conditions for Iraqi children affected by violence and displacement have reached a critical point, UNICEF said.
- Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr appeared in public for the first time in months on Friday and delivered a fiery anti-American sermon in the holy Shiite city of Kufa.
- Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Peter Pace on Thursday confirmed that the rate of sectarian deaths in Baghdad has begun increasing again.
- KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, accompanied by the ministers of finance and natural resources, headed the delegation to Baghdad, intent on settling arguments regarding the Iraq draft oil law.
- A military source from Iraq's Kurdistan region said on Thursday two Turkish warplanes violated Iraqi northern Kurdistan airspace near the borders with Turkey.
- Armed fighting between the British troops and the Mehdi Army headed by Shiite cleric Moqtada Al Sadr, will escalate in Basra warned Iraqi security forces and military experts.
- Insurgents detonated a roadside bomb beneath a vehicle belonging to a British-based security company in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Friday.
- The Minister of Electricity, Kareem Waheed, and the Chinese ambassador in Baghdad, agreed to expedite the signing of a contract for the construction of the 1320 megawatt Al-Zubaydeh power station, at a cost of $750 million.
- Four years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, credit cards have come to the country.
- The Ambassador of Iran in Baghdad has been chosen to head the Iranian delegation in discussions with the US representative on Iraq.
- Security round-up.