BAGHDAD Ahmed al-Saadi
BAGHDAD Ahmed al-Saadi
Vice President Biden, who met for four hours here Saturday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, called the bilateral relationship “as strong as it has ever been.” Erdogan described Biden’s three-day visit as “very meaningful.”
The visit did not result in any firm new agreements over such sensitive issues as Turkey’s long-standing call that protected buffer zones be created inside Syria along the Turkish border, or U.S. requests to use Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base to fly bombing missions against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. But officials from both governments said their cooperation was rapidly growing, and neither has ruled out meeting the needs of the other.
Senior U.S. and Turkish officials said their rapprochement has intensified since summer with a series of high-level meetings, including a near-constant flow of visits to Turkey by senior U.S. diplomatic and military officials in the weeks before Biden’s trip.
“The conversation has evolved and is quite dynamic,” said a U.S. official traveling with Biden who spoke on the condition of anonymity about the private talks. The vice president and Erdogan “didn’t sit there and sign their names on the bottom lines. . . . But they came to much greater clarity about where we need to go from here.”
The official added: “Some additional questions went unresolved, and both our systems have to noodle over those. . . . But we have a much better understanding of the needs and constraints” each government is under.
Turkey, which is hosting about 1.6 million Syrian refugees, has expressed concern that President Obama’s decision to launch airstrikes against Islamic State militants controlling much of northern and eastern Syria, will push the insurgents into Turkish territory. At the same time, Erdogan and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu have charged that, with the U.S. bombing campaign against the militants, Obama has lost interest in Ankara’s primary goal of helping moderate Syrian opposition rebels to oust Assad.
While the Syrian war has raged for more than three years, Turkey has called for U.S. airstrikes against Syrian government forces. The government’s anxiety has grown as the rebels have been driven out of most of their remaining strongholds in northwestern Syria by Assad’s military and other militant groups, while the rest of the world has been transfixed by the advance of the Islamic State.
The United States opposes a buffer zone, and especially the use of U.S. air power to defend one. But the Obama administration has expressed some interest in using rebels forces being trained in a covert CIA program to establish safe havens along the border with help from Washington and Ankara. The administration recently decided to expand that program, even as Congress has authorized the U.S. military to begin its own training program for rebels to take over territory farther east that is being held by the Islamic State.
“We talked about whether there might be some other ways that we can expand cooperation and grow the Syrian opposition,” the administration officials said. Discussions are “moving in a very positive direction in getting a fuller understanding about how we might accelerate” improving rebel capabilities.
Earlier this year, the administration had raised the volume on long-standing complaints that Turkey was allowing foreign fighters, particularly from Europe, to cross its border to enter the ranks of the Islamic State and also that it was turning a blind eye to militant smuggling from oil fields it had seized inside Syria. In recent weeks, however, U.S. officials have praised the Turks for significant improvement in both areas.
When militant forces advanced on the border town of Kobane — with the fighting in full view of television cameras positioned on nearby hills inside Turkey — Ankara felt it was being “demonized,” in the words of one senior Turkish official, because it was not sending troops to help the town’s mostly Kurdish defenders. A U.S.-Turkish agreement last month to facilitate the transport and entry of Iraqi Kurdish fighters into Kobane contributed to the new rapprochement between the two governments that Biden’s trip was designed in part to solidify.
As part of his visit, Biden announced that the United States would provide nearly $135 million in additional humanitarian assistance “to help feed civilians” from Syria who have taken refuge in Turkey. “Turkey is carrying a heavy humanitarian burden,” Biden said as the two leaders spoke to the media following their discussion.
“We want to continue our cooperation with the United States by strengthening it,” Erdogan said.
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Oil Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi said that today we rely on unilateral economic system and this in itself is not enoughfor the advancement of the Iraqi economy in the presence of government spending, without relying on investment and activate the private sector, as well as idle the rest of the sectors.
He said Abdul-Mahdi said in a statement received (and the Iraqi News Agency Information / INA) copy of “balancing the country entirely dependent on what we export of oil and continue on that pace is unhealthy state policy and lack of wisdom.”
The condition of the oil minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, on Saturday, the advancement of the economic reality in Iraq, worthwhileindustrial and agricultural sectors and other sectors, indicating that the complementarity of roles will put the Iraqi economy on the path of prosperity.
The oil minister said, “We have who we are what we are asking for, and we put a comprehensive plan for the advancement of economic reality in Iraq and Achtrtna success not to ignore other economic sectors and to develop enough to the advancement of what is worsening, including plans”, calling for “attention to other sectors in addition to the oil sector.”
He explained that “in light of Iraq civilized seeks to enter the row developed countries, we must rely on other sectors in addition to the oil sector.”
Tomorrow Press / Baghdad: detect and document issued by the Office of the Presidency of the Republic, the appointment of the daughter of Iraqi President Fuad Masum contract in court up to $ 13 million Iraqi dinars.
She explained the document obtained by “tomorrow Press”, that “based on the requirements of the interest of work decided to appoint Dr. Joan Fuad Masum, a contract to act as an adviser to Mr. President and Bagger monthly lump of copy (12900000) for a period of one year, subject to extension, starting from the date of 2/9 / 2014 until 01/09/2015. “
The document explained that “the amount is the equivalent of what is received by peers in the job of the salary and allowances.”
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The United States began to train 200 officers in the Iraqi intelligence service, inside the Green Zone in Baghdad, on ways to collect and analyze information and recruiting local sources.
He says Iraqi source that the ‘team of CIA’ CIA ‘resides in Baghdad, two weeks ago, the Iraqi Intelligence Service building located inside the Green Zone, to train 200 Iraqi officer on the Arts and the methods of collecting and analyzing information and recruiting sources, as well as training on modern devices and special operations surveillance and monitoring ‘.
The source suggests that the ‘international coalition seeks to shortcut the time of the war against al-State for less than one year, by focusing on the group’s leaders and the heads of the armed actors cells in Iraq and Syria. ”
According to the source, the Alliance has a number of reasons that ‘regulation is based on the institutional personalities, and their deaths Daash rings are weaker. The large number of combatants and their skill in maneuvering the fighting and weak Iraqi forces on the ground, will prolong the current situation in the country ‘.
Source likely that he ‘could see the coming period, the announcement of the killing of prominent leaders in the Islamic state’.
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Tomorrow Press / Baghdad: The head of the House of Representatives Saleem al-Jubouri, Saturday, said that his visit to the Jordanian capital come to discuss ways of cooperation between the two countries to promote economic reality and the conclusion of some agreements in the parliamentary side, as well as terrorism, which threatens to hit the two mechanisms.
The president of the Council and Parliament Salim al-Jubouri, with a parliamentary delegation, on Saturday after receiving a formal invitation from his Jordanian counterpart Atef tenderness to discuss joint cooperation between the two countries.
He said al-Jubouri, a number of media, said that “our visit to Jordan came pride and appreciation of our brothers Jordanians, as well as opening up new prospects on economic and security file and see the Jordanian parliamentary work.”
He added that “there to see belong to hit terrorism that targets the security of the two agreements.”
For his part, President of the Jordanian Parliament Atef tenderness, “The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan supports the governments of Iraq and its people and Vijmaa levels, led by security and the economy.”
Jubouri arrived today to Amman by brand civil airport, accompanied by a number of MPs are Talal Zobaie Hamdiya Husseini and honest frankincense and encounter pink and Mohammed Karbouli, after receiving an invitation from his counterpart Atef Tarawneh.
The visit is scheduled to last for two days to discuss the outstanding issues and ways to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.
Baghdad has led the recent agreement between the federal government, represented by the Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, the oil with the Kurdistan Regional authorities, to the dangerous results of their results will appear in a short period, and related Avaidah Kirkuk, which seems to go to Kurdistan, to strike the region roughshod over one of the most important paragraphs of the Constitution regarding the status of Kirkuk and the sequence constitutional future.
He warned MP for the coalition of state law, Qassim al-Araji, the risk of the outcome of the Baghdad agreement – Erbil on the export of oil from Kurdistan to export 150 000 barrels per day, in exchange for the region to $ 500 million. He said in his speech (tomorrow): the latest agreement was on account of Kirkuk, it is found that the source of the Kurdish oil via Turkey is one of the “fields of Kirkuk.”
He said al-Araji said the Kurdistan received half a billion dollars of Baghdad, according to the announcement, Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari, compared to begin exporting oil, and this agreement gave the Kirkuk province, on a plate, and will become clearer picture foggy about it in the coming days, and will announce the Kurds for the ownership of the province to province.
He indicated that the Kurdistan authorities often assert that belonging to the province of Kirkuk. And controlled elements of Kurdish Peshmerga today over vast areas of the province, especially after the organization Daash attacking a lot of Oqditha, the impact of the terrorist organization to control the province of Nineveh. Kirkuk is one of the most important cities of Iraq’s oil, has resulted in reduced oil production, which to a great loss for the Iraqi economy, and it seems that this decline was a “political decision”, and the return of export a political decision, too, after the announcement of the oil minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi to begin shipment of the Kirkuk oil through the Kurdish Line and exported to Turkey, without a change on the ground in terms of the risk of the presence of elements Daash and threatened oil fields or transmission lines.
And Abdul-Mahdi, that extracted from the Kirkuk oil will be shipped via the infrastructure of the Kurdistan region.
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