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Al-Maliki Accused of Planning for Al-Jabouri’s Removal from Office | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Iraqi soldiers patroling around the governmental building in Hit, Anbar after freeing it from ISIS militants, A.F.P

Baghdad- Ahmed al-Masari, chair of the Iraqi Forces Alliance party- the greatest parliamentary representative for the Sunni people in the Iraq – considered the protest staged by the ministers for removing parliamentary spokesman Salim al-Jabouri and two of his party ministers from office, a clear-cut attack against the Sunni representation in authority.

Al-Masari also accused the former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his party for standing behind the protest. He also reaffirmed that the Iraqi Forces Alliance will not accept al-Jabouri’s resignation from heading parliament, stressing that “the removal from office was induced by illegal and unconstitutional influence.”

Taking it a step further in the fight against the current Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, protesting ministers refused to abide by the calming speech given by him and listen to his warning against the chaos which could result from the parliamentary premiership committee being forced to resignation. The ministers’ refusal is heading towards withdrawal of trusteeship shared with al-Abadi.

Hundreds of Iraqi protestors demonstrated in the middle of the Liberation Square, Baghdad as to demand removing current authoritative premierships (legislative, executive and presidency) from office and to rectify the political process via forming a technocratic government and fighting managerial and financial corruption.

The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) called for the Iraqi leaders to have constructive discussions which would solve their disputes. Georgi Posten, assistant head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, said that the crisis threatens to dismantle and paralyze governmental institutions and to break down national unity, at a time all efforts should be focused against fighting ISIS, establishing reform, reviving the economy and reactivating governmental performance.