The first consists of SIIC
head Ammar al-Hakim and outgoing vice-president Adel Abdul-Mahdi and the second by Sadruddin Qabbanji and Shiekh Hamam Hamoudi.
The Buratha website, which is close to the SIIC
, reported that the Iraqi ambassador to Washington, Samir al-Samarrai, was slapped by a Maliki guard during the premier s visit last week to the United States.
The grouping includes members of the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council (SIIC
), supporters of radical anti-U.S.
A1-Maliki and the Shiite Dawa/Enforcing the Law are usually described as moderates, in contrast to even more radical Shiite forces, such as the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council (SIIC
), headed by Abdul Azziz al-Hakim, and candidates endorsed by the Mahdi Army's Muqtada al-Sadr.
That party is the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council (SIIC
), the new name adopted last year by the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), which was founded in 1982 in Iran by the al-Hakim clerical family and Mahmud Hashemi-Shahrudi.
But many Mahdi Army leaders were said to favour allowing it to lapse, complaining that their cadres had been targeted by the Iraqi security forces associated with the rival Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council (SIIC
Maliki recently established an alliance between Iraq's two Kurdish parties, his Shi'ite al-Da'wa al-Islamiya faction and the Shi'ite Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council (SIIC
) to team up in the food business and signed a contract with an SIIC
group firm, Shanghai SIIC
Modern Agriculture Development Co., to establish the joint venture.
Baghdad (NINA) - Leader of the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council (SIIC
), Ammar al-Hakeem, stressed that elections are an important turning point, there must provide positive environment for it; stressing the importance for the people to go into free and fair elections to get a harmonic Parliament and Government.
"Members of the SIIC
political bureau attended the meeting with the sheikh," he added.
Spanish real estate developer Colonial (MCE:L1CAR) said on Thursday its French unit Societe Fonciere Lyonnaise (EPA:FLY), or SFL, was in exclusive negotiations to take some 30% in SIIC
de Paris (EPA:IMMP), a unit of Spanish rival Realia (MCE:RLIA).
--Sadr Insists on Iraqiya, SIIC
and Kurdish Involvement in Coalition with Maliki
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- An Iraqi top Shiite figure said that the Sunday meeting between the country's incumbent Prime Minister and the leader of the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council (SIIC
) was part of a political move to bring Iraq out of political impasse, and hoped that Iraq's political parties would soon resolve their problems.
The Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council (SIIC
), the second largest winner of seats in the INA, is pushing for its candidate, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, to be chosen as PM.
In his April 1 address, Hakim said his SIIC
was open to an alliance with Allawi's Iraqiya.