He added that the Dawlat al-Qanoon
(State of Law) bloc is awaiting an announcement by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani on a date for the national meeting on the grounds that he is the one concerned with setting a date for the settlement of all pending issues among political blocs.
Al-Iraqiya, a political bloc led by former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, has won 91 out of a total 325 parliamentary seats in the March 7 general elections in Iraq, followed by incumbent Nouri al-Maliki's Dawlat al-Qanoon
(State of Law) with 89 seats, the Iraqi National Alliance (INA) with 70 seats and the Kurdistan Alliance (KA) with 43 seats.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will embark on a tour of Jordan and some Gulf countries soon, according to a member of Maliki's Dawlat al-Qanoon
(State of Law) bloc on Thursday.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: A delegation of the Dawlat al-Qanoon (State of Law) held a meeting with Kuwaiti emir, Kuwaiti press reports said on Thursday.
A delegation of the Dawlat al-Qanoon (State of Law) discussed with Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah the latest developments on forming the Iraqi government," al-Qabas newspaper reported.
Commenting on some media reports that members in Nouri al-Maliki's Dawlat al-Qanoon (State of Law) bloc said legislators from al-Iraqiya expressed a wish to participate in a government led by Maliki, Damluji noted that these calls were "groundless".
The National Alliance (NA), which has 159 out of a total 325 parliamentary seats, had announced on Friday that it picked Maliki as a candidate for the prime minister post, ending nearly five months of haggling since it was set up and seven months after the March 7 legislative elections regarding the mechanisms to choose a prime minister in light of a conflict between the bloc's key members Dawlat al-Qanoon (89 seats) and the Iraqi National Alliance (INA), which obtained 70 seats.
The SIIC will boycott a meeting today that will be attended by the Dawlat al-Qanoon
Alliance (Maliki's party), the Sadr Movement, and the al-Fadheela Party," Mohammed al-Bayiati told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki does not need foreign support to form the new Iraqi government, a member of the Dawlat al-Qanoon
(State of Law) Alliance, headed by Maliki, said on Tuesday.
ARBIL / Aswat al-Iraq: Speaker of the Iraqi government and a leader of Dawlat al-Qanoon
, Ali al-Dabbagh, held on Monday a meeting with President of Iraq's Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, in Arbil on the ongoing talks to form the new government, according to a presidential statement.