Warren: Iraq delivered the second batch of F-16 aircraft


A spokesman for the international coalition against al-Islamic state Daash Steve Warren

A spokesman for the international coalition against al-Islamic state Daash Steve Warren

A spokesman for the international coalition forces Saif Warren said that the second installment of the “F-16 as” aircraft arrived in Iraq, including two aircraft, pointing out that the number of aircraft used in the Iraqi Air Force of this model increased to six aircraft.

Warren said in a statement to reporters that this aircraft is part of a deal under which Iraq bought 36 aircraft from the United States.

He pointed out that the use of these aircraft will be primarily for the goals of pre-planned operations and air support.

Warren and between the date of receipt of Iraq’s third batch of F – 16 have not yet been determined, adding that the delay in delivery of the rest of the aircraft due to reasons including the nature of the training received by members of the Iraqi air force on the leadership of these aircraft, and the availability of US trainers to do so.

Iraq’s key words, planes, Tiv Warren



The opening of a Saudi consulate in Arbil


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Iraq, Thamir Sabhan announced today the opening of the Consulate of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Arbil, capital of the northern region of Kurdistan in the coming days.
He concluded Sabhan visit to Arbil, where he held talks with President of the Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani and Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani addressed the political and security situation in Iraq in general financial and economic crisis in the region in particular and the relationships of Iraq and the Kurdistan region with Saudi Arabia as the agency Aoudao Kurdish said in a report I have seen it (Elaf) Wednesday.
Ambassador Sabhan, Massoud Barzani, has been described as a realistic man and honest and wrote on his network of social networking (Facebook) saying ‘with President Massoud Barzani, the descendants of Saladin, realistic and credible and consistency, and support for the oppressed, and the subsidy owed’.
The Sabhan presented his credentials marking the start of the official mission in Iraq, 18 of the current month to the Iraqi President Fuad Masum, who confirmed his country’s desire to expand its relations with Saudi Arabia, the service of peace and prosperity in the region .. He stressed the depth and specificity of relations between Iraq and Saudi Arabia, expressing confidence the possibility of develop and expand cooperation frameworks between the two countries to serve peace and prosperity in the region.
Sabhan and arrived in Baghdad late last month after a break on the diplomatic level between the two countries since 1990 and appointed Saudi authorities in June (last June) Thamer Sabhan first resident ambassador to Iraq since 1991 after negotiations that lasted more than a year since the formation of Prime Minister Haider Abadi, the current government in September 2014 after the kingdom was appointed early in 2012 a non-resident ambassador in Iraq ahead of the Arab summit in Baghdad in the same year, but they backtracked on its decision later because of differences with the former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.
Saudi Arabia closed its embassy in Baghdad in 1990 following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait but cautious moves toward reconciliation began with Iraq after the appointment of Haider al-Abadi as the new president of the Iraqi government in September 2014.


Sheikh Mohammed meets with Governor of the Central Bank to support the government to overcome the financial crisis


Khandan – met Vice-President of the Iraqi Council of Representatives Iaram Sheikh with the Governor of the Central Bank and the Director General of the Agricultural Bank and the Director General of the Industrial Bank, During the meeting, which was attended by heads and representatives of Kurdish blocs in the Iraqi parliament and members of the parliamentary finance committee discuss the procedures and plans to support the Iraqi government to overcome the financial crisis.

He said Sheikh Mohammed, according to a statement, “Khandan” received a copy of “the importance of the central bank seeks to secure liquidity and prevent the beneficiaries of creating crises on the market account and the economy,” and said, “We have the old fiscal policies exceeded, methods and work hard it possible to provide aid and loans to citizens in all governorates of Iraq and the Kurdistan region and the financing of their projects to the recovery of the domestic market, and encircle the repercussions of the economic crisis caused by the decline in global oil rates. “

For his part, Governor of the Central Bank, the bank had “taken all measures in order to support the citizens and the private sector, especially in this period,” adding that “the Bank launched the sum of (6) trillion Iraqi dinars for agricultural, industrial and real estate for banks and granted to citizens by small, medium and small-sized enterprises, in order to move the market and create new jobs. “

Participants in the meeting agreed on “the need to take practical and serious steps to support the citizens”, also discussed a number of “files, particularly the importance of maintaining the stability of the Iraqi dinar and support against other currencies, and the development of the banking system and the control of the Iraqi dinar exchange rate,” according to the statement.


Representatives of Kurds in Baghdad meeting with al-Abadi


Thursday 04-02-2016 | 1:20:51

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Twilight News / A source in the coalition bloc Alchordstan Council of Representatives of Iraq, for the Kurds in Baghdad, the House of Representatives will hold a meeting soon with the head of the Federal Government Haider al-Abadi to discuss a number of files and the relations between Erbil and Baghdad.

The head of the Islamic Union bloc in the Kurdistan Alliance House Muthana Amin said in a statement responded to the Twilight News, is scheduled to hold a Kurdish deputies in the Iraqi Council of Representatives held a meeting with al-Abadi, without specifying a specific date for the meeting anticipated, indicating that the two sides would discuss a number of issues including the financial crisis afflicting the region and issues related to the agricultural sector between Arbil and Baghdad.

The upcoming meeting between the Kurds and the House of Representatives Abadi after a delegation from the provincial government, headed by Naچervan Barzani visited Baghdad and met with senior officials, including Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.