BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Premier Nouri al-Maliki rejected parliamentary resolution to determine his governing period, stressing the law "will not pass because it is contrary to the constitution.
In an interview with Al-Arabia TV station, he added that the suggestions of the laws should be submitted by the cabinet or republican presidency, "which was not submitted by them, so it will not pass by the Federal Court".
He warned against politicians who "try to make Iraq go back as in the past".
On the Syrian question, he pointed out that "the settlement cannot be achieved by force, because both the government and the opposition are unable to solve the question militarily".
He warned against terrorist groups in the Syrian political scene, confirming that "dialogue and reforms are the main solution to the crisis".