At the beginning of the meeting, Mr. Halabousi directed the formation of a parliamentary committee headed by the First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and the membership of three deputies to prepare criteria for evaluating the performance of ministries distributed to the permanent parliamentary committees for the purpose of presenting an integrated report at the end of the legislative term.
MP Majid al-Waeli read out a statement to a coalition that denounced the peaceful demonstrators in Najaf province demanding the prevention of corruption and the detection of the spoilers of attacks that led to the death of 4 demonstrators and wounding 20 others, calling for the exercise of parliamentary responsibility to maintain the professionalism of official investigations and to prevent future attempts to silence the voices claimed The rights of the people and the prevention of corruption and the issuance of a decision to consider the victims of Najaf of the martyrs and compensation of the wounded and the application of the law and the imposition of the death penalty against the killers of demonstrators, and commended the role of the Human Rights Committee in the House of Representatives to visit them to Najaf And the visit to the families of the victims and security officials in the province.
Then the ladies and gentlemen read the Al-Fatihah recitation of the souls of the martyrs of Iraq, including the martyrs of Najaf.
Mr. Speaker of the House of Representatives welcomed Mr. Hassan Al-Senaid, representative of the Presidency of the Republic in the House of Representatives.
On the other hand, the council discussed the US attacks on the security forces in Kirkuk.
The MP Adnan Vihan, the applicant for the debate that what happened in the city of Kirkuk from targeting security forces and the fire in the vicinity of Spyker base demonstrates the presence of US combat forces using the Iraqi airspace and territory without any coordination with the competent authorities, stressing the importance of a parliamentary resolution guaranteeing sovereignty Iraq and oblige the government to inform the Council of the number of US forces and bases, such a presence needs the approval of the House of Representatives.
The interventions of the ladies and gentlemen highlighted the strong condemnation of the US attacks on the security forces in Kirkuk province as a sign of disregard for the lives of Iraqis. To adopt the measures adopted to legislate the law to cancel the security agreement with the United States with the call for the granting of immunity to US soldiers.
The interventions stressed the importance of the presence of the Prime Minister to the House of Representatives to discuss the issue of the presence of US and foreign forces in Iraq and to determine its functions as well as the Security and Defense Committee to follow up investigations into the attack with the competent authorities in Kirkuk and the need to involve the people of the region and give them a real chance to hold the security file, Explain the legitimacy of the presence of Turkish troops in Iraq.
For his part, MP Zafer al-Ani, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee and Chairman of the Iraqi-Turkish Friendship Committee, said that the issue of the presence of Turkish troops was discussed recently during talks between Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In the next two months a meeting in Baghdad, headed by the Iraqi prime minister and the Turkish president, and the issue of Turkish forces will be a top priority.
In turn, Mr. Halaboussi read a letter from the Council of Ministers containing the answer of the Prime Minister to a parliamentary question submitted by MP Faleh Al-Khazali on the number of international coalition forces. He pointed out that the number of coalition forces until December 2018 was 8,596, As consultants, trainers and air carriers.
For his part, Mr. Turhan al-Mufti, representative of the government in the House of Representatives, said that there are no US bases or the international coalition alone, pointing out that the US or allied forces of the International Alliance are present in Iraqi camps, pointing to a gradual decrease in the number of US troops in the past six months.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives instructed the Security and Defense Committee to host the head of the anti-terrorism apparatus, the Federal Police Commander and a representative of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and joint operations.
On another issue, the council discussed canceling the integration of the Ministry of Environment in the Ministry of Health at the request of MP Qutaiba al-Jubouri.
MP Jubouri said in an address to the need to address the legal imbalance caused by the merger of the two ministries during the previous government. He pointed out that the Ministry of Environment has two laws that were previously legislated. When the ministry was merged with the Ministry of Health, the parliament did not vote on a law to merge the two ministries.
The interventions of the ladies and gentlemen on the importance of canceling the integration of the Ministry of Environment in the Ministry of Health as being contrary to the law as well as the environmental challenges and high rates of pollution in water and radiation and telephone towers and the use of weapons in wars and others and the impact of this merger on the performance audit as well as the call for annual reports by the government on The volume of waste to reduce pollution and the need to work to cancel the integration of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, calling for hosting senior officials in the Ministry of Health and Environment to know their opinion on the issue of canceling the merger.
For his part, the Speaker of the House of Representatives directed the Health, Legal and Human Rights Committees to present the proposals concerning the cancellation of the merger of the Ministry of Health and the Environment after consultation with the concerned government in a future session.
The council ended the discussion of the ration card items at the request of MP Razak Muhaibis.
The interventions of the ladies and gentlemen stressed the importance of adopting the total financial income of the family from granting them ration card items or not to achieve justice and identify commercial centers through which to equip the citizens covered by the provisions of the ration with the importance of increasing financial allocations and the return of work by processing and direct sales of traders and shop owners and increase the number of workers In the ration centers as well as the imposition of severe penalties for those who try to tamper with the strength of the people and the cellphone 4 basic food items and that the payment of money instead of other vocabulary.
The interventions during the session, which included some of the first deputy speaker of the House of Representatives proposals, including work to improve the ration card items or cancellation and compensation of those covered by financial amounts and the provision of financial allocations sufficient within the financial budget to buy the ration card items as well as the allocation of its vocabulary to the eligible exclusively and the adoption of the electronic ration card to ensure Eliminate cases of corruption and obtain the citizen a sum of money to buy food items subsidized by the state.
For his part, called the First Vice-President of the Council, Mr. Hassan al-Kaabi to host the ministers of trade and finance to discuss the improvement of the ration card items and emphasize the need to oblige the government to improve vocabulary by increasing financial allocations of financial abundance and emergency budget.
It was then decided to adjourn the meeting until next Monday 20/5/2019.
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