Iraqi Kurdistan to prevent the transfer of funds to «Daash»

Kirkuk « Jerusalem Arab »Iraqi Kurdish newspaper revealed that close to the organization Daash in Kirkuk and Arbil, people who transfer the funds to the connector by the currency conversion offices.
She said the newspaper «Hoal» that a portion of this money is contributions and financial assistance, and the profits of some traders who deal with this organization.
The newspaper quoted «Noorzad disappeared,» National Security Director in Kirkuk, as saying: We are doing in collaboration with the Iraqi Intelligence Directorate, and the Directorate of the brave (Kurdish security) in Kirkuk, accurate monitoring of the work of this office, and that the amounts permitted to be send are small amounts that are a salary staff in Mosul and SHIRQAT, the large sums of money had been sent to prevent those areas agent organization benefiting.
Within the same context, the Kurdish security authorities have arrested 11 people suspected of involvement with the trade organization «Daash.»
A security source said to the media, that the «supreme security authorities in the region, has so far arrested 11 people involved with the organization of the so-called trade-Bdaash, in areas close to the Kurdistan region», as described.
He said the source, who declined to be named to that «there is a Kurdish parliamentary committee investigating the case and the results will be submitted soon».
It is noteworthy that one of the news agencies in the Kurdistan region were the names of a number of officials involved trade in oil, gas and vehicles with the regulation has been published for months, while the head of the provincial government Barzani said that dealing with Daash is a national betrayal.

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US went to arm the Kurds without reference to Baghdad

US went to arm the Kurds without reference to Baghdad

Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the House of Representatives submitted a proposed law to arm the Kurds in northern Iraq, instead of going through the central government in Baghdad.
Washington and the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the US House of Representatives, “Edward Royce,” a proposed law to arm the Kurds in northern Iraq, instead of going through the central government in Baghdad.

Royce said on Thursday, during the introduction of the draft law “crucial partner in the fight against Daash does not have the armament efficiency, but despite the old weapon, Kurdish Iraqi forces proved, the Peshmerga, they are the most effective among the forces fighting Daash ground forces.”

He pointed out that the legislation “will finally allow consisting of 190 thousand of force to obtain weapons and missile capability they need to fight effectively against the brutal terrorist organization (Daash).”

For his part, the director of press relations at the American Foreign “Jeff Razqui” he said on Thursday at a press conference in Washington that “the US administration’s position on this matter has not changed.”

“I continue to support the forces of Iraq’s security and the security forces and Kurdish as well,” pointing out that “the Iraqi government scanned and approval of the carrier aircraft weapons consignments sent, but we do not know if it was blocked or disrupted emergency supplies to the Kurdistan Regional Government.”

“Razqui” explained that the Iraqi government “brought more than 300 tons of Iraqi air force equipment to the government of the Kurdistan region,” stressing that his country is committed “to helping the Iraqi security forces and Kurdish security forces.”

“Many of our partners in the alliance (to fight international Daash) supported the Iraqi Kurdish forces, and we plan to continue this kind of support in the future.”

The visiting delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government in Washington, DC, led by Chairman of the Presidium of the region, Fouad Hussein, to meet with a number of American leaders in order to encourage them to provide them with heavy weapons directly instead of passing through Baghdad.

Waging an international coalition, led by the United States, air raids on sites for “Daash”, which controls large areas in neighboring Iraq and Syria, announced last June the establishment of what he called the “Caliphate State”, and is credited with cutting hostage heads and commit bloody violations the right of minorities.

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Iraq .. 1500 US troops deployed within weeks

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Sources in the US Department of Defense Pentagon announced that the Vanguards of the additional amount of American troops in 1500 will begin to deploy in Iraq within weeks.

US President Barack Obama decided to double the number of US military advisers in Iraq a few days ago in the context of the campaign against the extremist organization, but stressed that US forces would not participate in the fighting.

Said Pentagon spokesman Admiral John Kirby The Vanguards of American power will move to Iraq even before the congressional approval of new funding for this special task of sending reinforcements. But Kirby said the Pentagon still needs congressional approval for additional funds to carry out that task.

It is noteworthy that the international coalition against Daash began launching raids in Iraq on the eighth of August after approaching the limits of its fighters from the Kurdistan region. Strikes and expanded in September to affect control “Daash” areas in Syria. The Daash dominated large areas in Iraq after a sweeping attack last June.

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Ihsanoglu Jabouri: We took a decision to cooperate to fight terrorism and the approval of the Parliament of Turkey on Iraq agreements

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Confirmed Turkish Prime Minister Ahmed Davutoglu, in a meeting with House Speaker Salim al-Jubouri said his country has taken a decision to fight terrorism and to cooperate with Iraq in it.

Davutoglu said during a joint news conference with al-Jubouri was held this evening that “Turkey will always be with Iraq is that the stability and well-being of the stability of Turkey.”

Davutoglu said, “We saw solidarity among Iraqis against sectarianism and this is a good step to be removed from Iraq, and we took the decision to work together against terrorism anywhere, whether in Turkey or Iraq or Syria.”

He pointed out the Turkish prime minister said that “Iraq is an example of democracy in the region that he chose himself represented, and when we look at the Iraqi individual does not look at the doctrine and nationalism,” noting that “terrorist organizations pose a threat in Iraq and the region and we will cooperate against all terrorist organizations.”

He Ihsanoglu “We agreed that the next meeting of the Council of strategic cooperation will be next month in Iraq, as we agreed that Parliament will approve the agreements to be concluded between the two countries,” pointing out that “Turkey’s position is clear to the international coalition and facilitated the forces of the Kurdish Peshmerga and the free army to go to Kobanî to support fighters Kurds “.

“We conducted an interview with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and President Fuad Masum, and I want to emphasize that Turkey will always be with Iraq, and it is the security, stability and well-being of Iraq is the stability of Turkey, and we do not look to the doctrine or sect, but consider the relationship brotherly.”

For his part, House Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, “There is a serious desire to open, and the development of political relations and common interests between Iraq and Turkey, and we appreciate all the efforts in this framework.”

He pointed out that “there are bonds with each other, and the limits of common good political relationship and that communication is not only solving problems, but there are other things” .anthy

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Mutual Suspicion Hangs Over Turkish Prime Minister’s Visit to Iraq

BAGHDAD — When the Turkish prime minister’s motorcade made its way along the airport road on Thursday morning to Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone, once a terrifying journey with the constant threat of snipers and car bombs, the vehicles instead passed by palm trees, manicured lawns and a fountain — the landscaping work of a Turkish company.

Elsewhere in the Iraqi capital, from shopping malls to fancy hotels to the shelves of grocery stores, the influence of Turkish business is ample, underscoring an economic relationship between Turkey and Iraq that has flourished even as the diplomatic relationship has soured in recent years.

Now, with the new Iraqi government struggling to keep the country together under attack from Islamic State militants, and with Turkey dialing back its ambitions of leading a Sunni political axis that would reshape the region, the two countries are trying to come together amid mutual suspicion.

The visit by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, the first from a Turkish prime minister in nearly four years, was a vivid example of a scramble taking place all across the Middle East, as former adversaries are seeking to mend relationships, or at least try to work together, at a time of unprecedented crisis.

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Turkey, chastened by the failures of its Middle East policy and facing rising pressure from the United States and other allies to do more in the campaign against the Islamic State, has been reaching out to the Shiite governments of Iraq and Iran.

Iraq, too, is moving to boost relations with anyone it can, prompting a burst of diplomatic outreach recently, nudged by the Americans, to Sunni Arab countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait in an attempt to find as many partners as it can in the fight against the Islamic State, also known asISIS or ISIL.

Mr. Davutoglu’s visit came nearly three months after the replacement of the former Iraqi prime minister, Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, who had a terrible relationship with Turkey. Turkish officials accused Mr. Maliki of alienating Sunni Muslims, a minority in Iraq, while Mr. Maliki was aggrieved over Turkey’s support of Sunni opposition lawmakers within Iraq.

“It is an effort to reset the relationship with post-Maliki Iraq,” said Sinan Ulgen, a former Turkish diplomat and visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Brussels, of Mr. Davutoglu’s visit.

In a joint news conference with Iraq’s new prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, Mr. Davutoglu referred to the broken relationship of recent years. “We want, through this visit, to turn the page of the past and improve the relationship with Iraq,” he said.

The leaders said they agreed on modest cooperation against ISIS, such as intelligence-sharing and, perhaps, some military cooperation. “Iraq today is facing the dangers of terrorism, and needs support from the world to face terrorism,” Mr. Abadi said.

He also said, “We will have security cooperation and the exchange of information with Turkey. We have discussed all the issues to solve all the problems and the unsettled issues between the two countries.”

Experts are skeptical, though, that Turkey will do much to help Iraq fight the Islamic State. After all, the Shiite-dominated Iraqi government is aligned with the Iranian Shiite theocracy and with the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad.

Turkey has made targeting Mr. Assad a greater priority than going after the Islamic State. And it is a widespread view within Iraq that Turkey’s policies, such as allowing foreign fighters to transit its territory to fight in Syria, helped lead to the growth of ISIS.

At the news conference, Mr. Davutoglu was challenged by an Iraqi journalist, who voiced the frequent charge that Turkey, through its open border policy, had allowed jihadists into Syria.

“This is baseless,” Mr. Davutoglu said.

He added, “we do not support terrorism in Syria, and Turkey does not allow any terrorists to pass through its borders into Syria.”

Importantly, though, the visit had implications for the United States, which is simultaneously trying to roll back the advances of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, through an air campaign and the training and equipping of local forces, and to preserve Iraq as a unified country.

On the latter score, the United States has long been put off by Turkey’s policy of pursuing gas and oil deals with Iraqi Kurds without input from the central government in Baghdad, a policy that American officials believe is illegal and could lead to the break up of Iraq by promoting independence for the Kurds.

While the United States has largely failed to persuade Turkey to take on a greater military role in the fight against the Islamic State, there is some hope that Turkey can play a positive role amid the broader crisis by working with Baghdad to calm tensions with the Kurds over oil.

Mr. Davutoglu’s visit on Thursday came a week after a tentative agreement between Baghdad and officials in Erbil, the Kurdish capital, that restarted budget payments to the Kurds and allowed the Kurds to export some of their own oil.

But a permanent deal does not appear imminent, and Mr. Abadi stressed on Thursday the need to work “within international law.” He pointedly referred to the oil that has been flowing between the northern Kurdish region and Turkey as “Iraqi oil.”

Ihsanoglu: Iraq is an example of democracy in the region

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Said Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, on Thursday, that Iraq is an example of democracy in the region, and as pointed out that solidarity in Iraq sectarian beautiful step to remove, and stressed his country’s standing with Iraq in its war against “terrorism”.
Ihsanoglu said during a joint press conference with House Speaker Salim al-held, today, in Baghdad, attended by “Alsumaria News”, “The parliamentary elections in Iraq in light of the difficult conditions experienced in the country is a success story,” pointing out that “Iraq is example of democracy in the region because the people chose from-led. “
Davutoglu said that “Turkey does not consider the Iraqi people into a sectarian, but the look of the fraternal relationship between our two countries,” adding that “solidarity against sectarianism in Iraq is a beautiful step to remove them.”

Ihsanoglu continued, that “Ankara will always be with Iraq because it considers security and stability of Turkey is stable”, stressing that his country “will work against any act of terrorism, whether in Iraq or the region.”

The Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, announced on Thursday (November 20, 2014), to reach a “substantial agreement” with Turkey on the exchange of information and security cooperation, with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that his country will share everything they can with Iraq to combat terrorism and will provide intelligence support him.

It is noteworthy that the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmed Dawood, arrived earlier on Thursday (November 20, 2014), to the capital Baghdad on an official two-day visit, accompanied by Turkish Interior Minister Avkan both, and the Minister of Culture and Tourism Omar Celik, Minister of Customs and Trade Noureddine Jankly and Vice Chairman of the Justice and Development Party Oqtaa Yassin.

Infallible: We are going to hold a national reconciliation conference in which openness and disclosure are to be the basis

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The chairman of the Iraqi Republic Fuad Masum , on Thursday, for the political parties in the process of holding a national reconciliation conference for the development of radical solutions to all problems, and among that “openness and disclosure” would be the basis for the conference will include all Iraqi parties, the latest agreement described between Baghdad and Erbil on exports Oil as a “step to reach a strategic agreement.”

Masum said in a statement released today, on the sidelines of a meeting with a gathering of columnists and political analysts, economists and Iraqi security, and received “Alsumaria News,” a copy of it, that “politicians of Iraq ‘s political parties are determined to overcome the obstacles and taking into account national balances with the development of competencies in the foreground. ” .

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He added that “there are many proposals and studies the task presented for consideration in order to take practical steps for the convening of the reconciliation conference, and the development of radical solutions to all the problems of which should not be a meeting only for speeches and recommendations,” noting that “the conference will be attended by representatives of all Iraqi parties and be openness and disclosure are basis. “

President of the Republic and explained, “We are discussing how to set up committee that will prepare for this conference,” explaining that “there is paper work ready to talk about the achievement of genuine national reconciliation.”

In another context, infallible talked about the agreement between the federal government and the province of Kurdistan , describing it as “a positive step, because the two sides complement each other, a step to reach a strategic agreement.”

He was Vice President Iyad Allawi said during a meeting with President of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, in the (November 12, 2014), the importance of the unification of attitudes and activating the national reconciliation project.

The Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq, in (15 September 2014), the need to work on the file to activate the national reconciliation in Iraq, after the control of the organization, ” Daash “large areas of northern and central Iraq.

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