BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Al-Iraqiya bloc clarified the reasons behind their withdrawal from today's parliamentary session in a statement.
The statement, also received by Aswat al-Iraq, pointed out that al-Iraqiya is studying the options to file a suit with international judicial organizations to investigate what they describe as "grave crimes" inflicted on the Iraqi people.
It denounced the quarrel between Dawa Party member Kamal al-Sa'idi and its member Haidar al-Mulla.
The statement criticized the government's practices in arbitrary arrests and suppressing the peaceful demonstrations.
It numerated many points that made the situation tense in the political arena, including the abuses against Dr.
Ayad Allawi, non-achievement of national partnership, vacant security and defense posts, non-implementation of the Arbil agreement, and incomplete investigation results for the crimes and escaped prisoners from Basra prison.
"For all these reasons, and in solidarity with the Iraqi people and popular demonstrations, we announce our withdrawal from today's (12 June,2011) session and will refer the matter to the Iraqi court to investigate the criminal acts which have resulted in thousands of victims," the statement added.