Parliament is waiting for government's information about corps commanders, says security committee09/08/2012 15:27
BAGHDAD, Aug. 9 (AKnews) - The security and defense committee in the Iraqi Council of Representatives stated Wednesday that the Council of Representatives addressed the government to provide it with personal information about the lists of commanders corps that were sent to the council for vote, noting that the council is awaiting the arrival of such information from the government.
The Office of the Commander General of the Armed Forces sent lists of names of military leaders and commanders of military formations to vote on them according to the Iraqi constitution.
Committee member Hassan Jihad said: "The presidency of the Council of Representatives asked the government after receiving the lists that include the names of 17 military band leaders and four assistants to the Chief of Army Staff to provide information about them.
"The Council of Representatives is awaiting the arrival of this information to be discussed by the legal, defense, security, accountability and justice committees."
The Council of Representatives earlier accused the government of failing to send the lists of corps commanders and the director generals to the council to vote on them while Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said that the lists were sent to the Council of Representatives, but it was not serious in resolving the issue.
Iraqiya List demands voting on the corps commanders so as not to allow the prime minister to impose his guardianship on them.
If the Council of Representatives voted on the names of team leaders and military commanders and other senior general managers, then the PM could not dismiss any of them without returning to the Council of Representatives.
By Raman Brosk