Sunday, 23 January 2011
Two stories from Azzaman
Iraqi government to purchase armoured limousines worth $75 million for members of parliament
Azzaman reports (January 21st): The Iraqi government has decided to spend nearly $75 million from the country’s oil revenues to purchase armored limousines, one for each of the 325 members of parliament.
The high salaries and perks senior Iraqi officials get are fueling anger in
and there has been a storm of protest from local media. Iraq
Iraqi Turkmen tell
ambassador to stop meddling in domestic affairs U.S.
Azzaman reports (January 19th): Iraqi ethnic Turks, known locally as Turkmen, have asked
U.S. ambassador to , James F. Jeffrey, to stop meddling in Iraqi internal affairs. Iraq
A statement by the Turkmen Front, a political umbrella for ethnic Turks in
Iraq, accused Jeffrey of heightening ethnic and sectarian tensions in the disputed oil-rich . province of Kirkuk