Baghdad / NINA / – The Ministerial Council for National Security agreed to adopt three administrative and legal policies to exclude appointments in security institutions from the procedures of the Federal Service Council, in a manner that does not contradict the provisions of the Iraqi constitution.
This came during a meeting of the Ministerial Council for National Security, headed by the Prime Minister, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, today, Wednesday, during which the latest developments in the security situation in the country were discussed.
The Prime Minister offered condolences to the Iraqi people and the Islamic nation on the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him), stressing his directives to the security forces to intensify their efforts to protect pilgrims (visitors), and mourning processions.
The meeting discussed the electoral security file, security plans to protect the elections, and support the commission’s procedures with the aim of providing a safe environment for elections, and protecting polling stations and candidates.
The council also discussed the situation in Sinjar district, Nineveh Governorate, the measures taken to establish security there, implement the Sinjar Agreement, and stress the rejection and condemnation of attacks targeting the district. The security leaders presented an extensive report on the situation in Sinjar, and the Council condemned the unilateral military actions that harm the principles of good neighborliness, refusing to use Iraqi lands to settle scores from any party.
Based on the directive of the National Security Council in the session (10-2021) held on June 3, 2021, which included the submission of the National Security Advisory, in coordination with the security institutions, a paper containing an administrative and legal vision to establish legal mechanisms to exclude appointments in security institutions from the procedures of the Federal Service Council, and in a manner that does not contradict the provisions of the Iraqi constitution, the Ministerial Council for National Security has agreed to adopt three policies:
1- Immediate policy: Be patient in the procedures of the Federal Public Service Council, with regard to the security services at the present time for the purpose of creating controls and requirements, and taking this into account in public budgets.
2- Intermediate policy: filing a lawsuit by the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers for the purpose of challenging the provisions of Article (9/Second) of the applicable Federal Service Law. This is due to the privacy of the security services.
3- Future policy: the formation of a committee of legal departments from the security services headed by the National Security Adviser for the purpose of amending the law of the Federal Public Service Council in force, with the exception of the security and military agencies from their duties, and these institutions are expressly specified in the amendment law, or any security formation formed in the future./End
Source: National Iraqi News Agency