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12-01-2010, 01:46 PM
UN optimistic about the future of Iraq because of the balance and a strong parliament

December 1, 2010
(AKI) through the United Nations envoy to Iraq, Ad Melkert, the “optimistic” the future of this country, especially after the Iraqi parties agree to form a For the new government, in spite of “the continued existence of sources of real concern,” in the words of UN official

This came during his speech today to members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, where Melkert pointed to a “balance of power is different, and there is the presence of more power to Sunni Muslims, and that the Parliament has a stronger role, which are all positive things” in Iraq

But the UN envoy to Iraq, acknowledged the difficulty to predict occurrence of clear differences between what was the case during the days of the outgoing government and what the future holds with the new government, stressing that the presence of the Council for politicians strategy has a positive effect, but it remains speculative, as far as appreciation

He Melkert conviction that the EU continues to support the development and reconstruction in Iraq and said, “We emphasize that the stability of Iraq and his return to international and regional contexts remains a top priority, and we appreciate the role of Europe in this area, too,” as he put it

The UN envoy hoped it would not cause the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, according to schedule over the next year, in the occurrence of security problems and social unrest and economic institutions hinder the work

Melkert described the security situation in the country as “extremely disturbing, despite some improvement compared to what it was like 2006 and 2007,” and expressed hope that security has improved over the next year, due to improved capabilities of Iraqi security forces, in the appreciation

Zardari to a question about the status of religious and ethnic minorities, especially Christians in Iraq, UN envoy stressed that it is a source of concern for the United Nations and the EU completely, referring to welcome the international organization, including the Iraqi parliament by the current effort to ensure the protection of Christians

He stressed that there are conversations taking place with the Iraqi authorities and minority representatives in order to ensure their protection and ensure their equal participation in political life in the country, in the course of a response received to a question concerning the proposal by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani receiving Iraqi Christians temporarily in the Kurdistan region in order to facilitate the process of protection

Also speaking at the same meeting, the European Parliament for the Liberal Democratic Alliance, the Italian Mario Mauro warned against the consequences of the intervention of Iraq’s neighboring countries in its internal affairs, “The double talk of these countries, which impacts negatively on Iraqi politics,” according to his

He stressed Mauro on the “concern of the European Parliament from the deterioration of human rights in Iraq”, recalling the resolution passed by the legislature European in this regard and which militates against the death penalty, particularly the status of the execution of former Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz, and two other officials of the Iraqi Baathist regime dissolved. He said the European Parliament, “We focused in our decision on the need to mobilize the international effort to galvanize politicians in Iraq to their obligations to respect human rights and freedoms and minority rights and democratization in the country,” according to his

The session comes on the European Parliament today in the framework of several European efforts to address the situation in Iraq in its various aspects, in an effort to shape the new European policy toward Baghdad through the linking of European aid and trade agreements on the progress of the Iraqi government on the road to development, stability and democracy