Internet beyond the control of the United States

Internet beyond the control of the United States

Today ended the contract between the company “ICANN” competent distribution and management for any addresses my (IP), domain names and the allocation of top sites names all over the world, and the US Department of Commerce and the National Authority for Information and US contacts, it means that the management of the Internet in the world will move to the international community and not the US government.

The company pointed out that the management of the Internet move to the hands of theprivate sector is a historic moment.

And it continues , “ICANN” performance of its functions, but they cease to be coordinated with US officials.

And it will work to create a private company with the participation of representatives of theinternational community, to deal with requests for change of domain names and Internet addresses to comply with all the rules. Currently the US will continue to “Verisign” firm implementation of those tasks.

According to the statements of the Board of Directors , “ICANN” by Stephen Crocker, the readiness for this transition began in 1998, when the company began to manage addresses and names in the Internet system.

As a result, the Internet community has agreed to involve stakeholders from all over theworld, so that Internet users do not feel any change in the network.

The US government also confirmed in March / March of this year its intention to abandon its role of coordination to perform those functions.

It is worth mentioning that the issue of Internet governance are discussed frequently by theinternational community in recent years, especially after the announcement of a former employee of the National Security Agency Edward Snowden information about US intelligence surveillance of Internet users



The start of the leadership of the National Alliance meeting in the presence of the Sadrists and Maliki


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Alsumaria News / Baghdad
Announced the National Alliance, on Monday, the start of the leadership of the coalition authority in the presence of the Sadrist movement and president of a coalition of state law, Nuri al-Maliki meeting.

He said the Office of the President of the Coalition Ammar al-Hakim, in a statement received Alsumaria News, a copy of “the leadership of the National Alliance was held on Thursday evening, a meeting in the office of president of the alliance.”

The office added that “the meeting was attended by the Sadrists and the president of a coalition of law Nuri al-Maliki, head of the Badr Organization, Hadi al-Amiri.”
The President of the National Alliance, Ammar al-Hakim, on September 30 2016 for the return of the Sadrist movement permanently to the coalition meetings.

Urgent Nineveh operations: Abadi deliver a speech tomorrow to the people of Mosul


History of edits:: 03/10/2016 21:125 visits readable
[Oan- Baghdad]
Command announced liberalization of Nineveh, the general commander of the armed forces , Prime Minister Haider al – Abadi, will deliver on Tuesday, a word to the people of the city of Mosul.
A statement by the operations command received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of it, “was erected Radio Mosul in hand Qayyarah liberated, great efforts of the Iraqi Media Network.”
He added that “broadcast radio Mosul launched simultaneously , starting with the battle of liberation of Mosul, which will be launched very soon a date . ” . The
statement pointed out that ” the official start of the radio broadcast will be on Tuesday and will be broadcast during which the word of the Prime Minister directed to the people of Mosul at 12 noon.”

Exclusive: U.S. helped clinch Iraq oil deal to keep Mosul battle on track



By Stephen Kalin and Dmitry Zhdannikov

BAGHDAD/LONDON (Reuters) – – Shuttle diplomacy by the United States’ envoy to the anti-Islamic State coalition brokered an oil deal between Iraq and its Kurdish region vital to a climactic battle with the jihadists, diplomats, officials and oil men say.

The oil revenue-sharing deal sealed in August was critical to getting the central and regional governments to coordinate planning for a push on the Islamic State stronghold Mosul, which Kurdish peshmerga forces surround on three sides, as soon as this month, the sources said.

Brett McGurk shuttled from Iraqi Kurdistan capital Erbil to Baghdad and back again from the first half of April, culminating in a June 19 meeting in Erbil with Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) leader Massoud Barzani and Iraqi National Security Advisor Falah Fayad.

Barzani “met McGurk and said, ‘We cannot afford Mosul. We need oil and revenues back,” said a high level source close to the Kurds. “If it wasn’t for McGurk, this deal would have never happened.”

The Kurdish region is home to Iraq’s major northern oilfields but a quarrel over who benefits from export revenues has become a prolonged, tangled and emotive dispute.

In early 2014 Baghdad slashed funds to the KRG, which then began exporting oil independently via a pipeline to the Turkish port of Ceyhan.

In March Iraq’s state-run North Oil Company (NOC) stopped pumping crude through the pipeline from fields it operates in Kirkuk, which the KRG has controlled since Iraqi security forces disintegrated two years ago when Islamic State overran a third of the country.

The move cut Kurdish oil revenues by around a quarter, worsening the budget crisis in Erbil amid low oil prices and the fight against the jihadists.

Iraq and the U.S.-led military coalition backing it are relying on cooperation from the Kurds to retake Mosul from the ultra-hardline jihadists and undermine their self-proclaimed caliphate.

For Washington, defeating Islamic state has been one of the major foreign policy objectives under the second term of president Barack Obama, who will step down as president in January.

The deal to restore the flows of Kirkuk crude progressed in August, when public statements show McGurk visited Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad on Aug. 11 and two days later met again with Barzani and Fayad in Erbil.

According to sources in Erbil, the KRG told McGurk and Baghdad they had lost around $1 billion dollars in revenues since March as the Kirkuk field was reinjecting around 150,000 barrels per day (bpd) back under the ground instead of exporting it with other Kurdish production of around 450,000 bpd to world markets via Turkey.

That pushed all sides to iron out a final agreement that was announced following an Aug. 29 meeting in Baghdad between Abadi, McGurk and Barzani.


Under the agreement, up to 150,000 bpd of oil are being exported through Ceyhan as a 50/50 split between the KRG and Baghdad.

It also averted deeper division in Kurdistan itself. Local authorities governing Kirkuk from the city of Sulaimaniyah were asking to ship oil to Iran instead of Turkey, which the governments in Erbil, Baghdad and Washington rejected.

The breakthrough helped start a separate conversation about the disposition of forces for the push on Mosul and the disputed internal boundaries between central Iraq and the Kurdistan region, said a senior Western diplomat in Baghdad.

“Take that sand out of the gears and turn the oil into oil in the gears … and then they can have those other conversations about who’s going where” on the battlefield, said the diplomat, who declined to be identified speaking about private discussions.

Since the Kirkuk oil deal was sealed, the Kurds have pledged in private to keep the peshmerga out of Mosul proper while allowing the Iraqis to use territory they currently control around the city to stage troops for the offensive, senior Western diplomats told Reuters, allowing war planning to accelerate.

The military now looks set to push into Mosul by the end of October, which looked improbable just a few months ago. Kurdish leader Barzani visited Baghdad last week for the first time in more than three years, a sign of improving relations.

A lawyer by training, McGurk has been involved in some of Iraq’s thorniest disputes since a U.S.-led invasion toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003. As an adviser to the occupation authorities, he helped draft an interim constitution and oversee the legal transition to an interim Iraqi government.

He advocated the U.S. troop “surge” that is partially credited with stemming Iraq’s sectarian violence from its 2006-2007 heights. When Islamic State swept through a third of the country in mid-2014, he played a leading role in bringing Prime Minister Abadi into office to address the threat.

McGurk, who could not be reached for comment, has been sprinting around the world for the past year to implement the Obama administration’s policy to defeat the jihadists, which includes holding together an Iraq that some observers say is more divided than ever.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, asked about the oil deal, said: “We give the Iraqi government all of the credit on the agreement.”

Asked about the matter it last month during a trip to Baghdad, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken said he was “encouraged by the efforts that have been made in recent weeks.” He subsequently visited Erbil.

A spokesman for Abadi said the United States and the international community had played “an undeniable role” in encouraging dialogue between Baghdad and Erbil on Kirkuk exports, which built up confidence and helped advance other issues. A KRG spokesman did not respond to requests for comment.

(Editing by William Hardy)

Oil prices above $ 50 a barrel


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Khandan- crude oil prices rose to the highest level since August ,surpassing $ 50 a barrel on Monday , supported by the agreement ofoil exporters to cut production , despite warnings from analysts that theproblem of surplus incurable supply may curb a rally longer term.Increased engagements futures price for Brent 42 cents to $ 50.61 a barrel at 0913 GMT , up from its lowest level during the session at $ 49.74, according to “Reuters”. engagements futures for WTI prices climbed intermediate 37 cents to $ 48.61 a barrel , recovering from itslowest level during the day Monday at $ 47.78. he said OPEC last week it would cut production to a range between 32.5 million and 33 million barrels per day from the current production level of 33.5 million dollars to be agreed on the details of the organization meeting in November. It is likely that OPEC production reaches of oil to 33.6 million barrels per day in September from the level It averaged 33.53 million barrels per day in August, the highest level in modern history ,according to a Reuters survey found on Friday.



Reuters: Macgork helped conclusion of an agreement between Arbil and Baghdad to keep the battle plan Mosul

Khandan- diplomats and officials and experts in the oil sector said that shuttle diplomacy by the US presidential envoy to the international coalition Brett Macgork led to conclude an oil agreement between Iraq and the Kurdistan region has importance in the decisive battle waiting with organizing “Daesh” terrorist in Mosul. The news agency ( Reuters) from those sources say, the agreement on the division concluded oil revenues in August is vitally important to carry the central government and the government of the region to coordinate planning for the attack this month on the stronghold of the organization in Mosul blockaded by the Peshmerga forces from three sides. According to Reuters, the Macgork navigate back and forth between Arbil , the capital of theKurdistan region and the Iraqi capital , Baghdad , starting from the first half of April and reached its peak in the tours of a meeting held in Erbil on June 19 with Massoud Barzani , and Faleh al – Fayad , Iraq ‘s national security adviser.


Abadi Office: Today ‘s cabinet meeting to discuss the deferred files from previous meetings

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The Office of the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, on Monday, the cabinet meeting today to discuss the deferred files from previous meetings, while noting that the meeting would not be a substitute for a hearing on Tuesday.

A spokesman for the office, Saad al-Hadithi in an interview with Alsumaria’s News, “The Council of Ministers meeting today is to discuss the deferred files from previous meetings have not been resolved,” noting that “these files have the need for being connected to government performance and progress of work in ministries and state institutions and the Department of including related services provided to citizens. “

He added that the newborn “The Council will discuss today as well as economic aspects of interest to large segments of the Iraqi society,” adding that “today’s meeting will not be a substitute for regular sessions that will be held tomorrow to Tuesday usual time or the coming weeks.”

The Council of Ministers held on Monday (October 3, 2016), a session chaired by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

The cabinet held on Tuesday of each session a week where laws and developments projects on various political and economic levels discussed.