Adviser to the Kurdistan Democratic talks about a possible meeting between President Barzani and Abadi

 

On a proposal submitted by the latter to the Kurdish delegation on the referendum on independence

Adviser to the Kurdistan Democratic talks about a possible meeting between President Barzani and Abadi

The adviser of the Political Bureau of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (led by President of the Kurdistan Region Massoud Barzani) that the head of the Iraqi back Haider Abadi carried the Kurdish delegation that visited Baghdad recently a proposal on the referendum and raising the flag of Kurdistan in Kirkuk, to deliver to President Barzani, without revealing the nature of what this includes The proposal, pointing to a meeting between President Barzani and Abadi on it.

Arif Rushdi told Basnews about Abadi’s proposal, “It is a message. If necessary, there will be a meeting between President Barzani and Abadi.”

The secretary of the Kurdistan Democratic Party and a member of the Kurdish delegation who visited Baghdad for two days, Fadel Mirani, revealed a proposal from Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi on differences with Kurdistan, describing the meeting with the latter very positive.

Mirani said last Thursday, that Abadi made a positive proposal to the Kurdish delegation during their meeting without revealing the content. Pointing to the need to consult the President of the Kurdistan Region and political parties and the Council of Kirkuk province before it.

This is scheduled to hold a high-level meeting on Tuesday between the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan.

“The question of the referendum was clearly discussed with Iraqi officials and will be organized this year,” Arif Rushdi told Basnews.

A senior delegation from the Kurdistan Region, including the President of the Office of the Presidency of the Kurdistan Region Fouad Hussein, secretary of the Political Bureau of the Kurdistan Democratic Party Fadhil Mirani, and a member of the Political Bureau of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Adnan Mufti, arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday to meet with Iraqi political leaders and leaders on the intention of the Kurdistan Region To hold a referendum on independence this year, and discuss the decision of the Iraqi parliament on the recent refusal to raise the flag of Kurdistan in Kirkuk.

The delegation held a series of meetings with Iraqi officials, which began with the meeting of the Presidents of the Republic Fuad Masum and the ministers Haider Abadi and Parliament, Salim Jubouri, and leaders of the Sadrist movement and ended with the meeting of the President of the National Alliance Ammar al-Hakim.

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Mahmoud al-Mashhadani: national reconciliation inevitability and we meet with the National Alliance by 90%

 

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{Baghdad} Euphrates News said the leader of the Union of Forces, former House of Representatives Speaker Mahmoud al-Mashhadani, on Monday that “the inevitability of national settlement and is not an option.”
He said al – Mashhadani , during a press interview with Al – Furat satellite, that ” thesettlement project to build the State of Iraq for the post Daesh, not a national reconciliation, which is inevitable and is not an option , ” he said, adding that “what ispresented so far is a visions of the parties and not settle.”
He added, “we Nlgueta with the National Alliance by 90% , ” noting that ” the vision of the Sunni and Shia settlement {} have agreed that the two parties looking for anational state and we are still waiting for the Kurdish paper.”
He pointed out that “there are those who believe that the application of theConstitution sings for the settlement,” explaining that ” the features of the Sunni paper includes the promotion and strengthening of state institutions , a national civil state as well as crises reset.”
He saw al – Mashhadani, the need to “deal with the de – Baathification file a judicial rather than political,” pointing out that the paper settlement presented by the Forces Union, including “stop executions because many verdicts are not based on sound foundations so will stop the executions for retrial, Eradicating active today and should be given the field to review the issues. ”
And the popular crowd, and asked to resolve, according to the paper Forces Union, explained that ” the crowd popular heroes, but their survival institution without restriction or condition leads to a multiplicity of security agencies, and tired of thesecurity establishment, so we are with the protection of their rights in accordance with the legal cover for them and specifications required by joining the The defense and interior ministries. ”
The head of the National Alliance , Mr. Ammar al – Hakim, said on March 20 that “some of the objectors to the national settlement of victims of which they are living on the speech convulsive”, as head of the alliance said yesterday that ” the national settlement project was adopted by the National Alliance of all his strength , a vision for the future of Iraq after Daesh stage, to build a state of citizenship of all the Iraqi people reassure components and provide services to them , “he said, adding that the national settlement project” past at a steady pace “.anthy

The United States Will Need a “Diplomatic Surge” in Iraq

 

By Paul Salem, Randa Slim

Monday, April 10, 2017, 12:33 PM

The United States has played a leading role in fighting the Islamic State, but now it must prepare for the fights that will take place at negotiating tables and reconciliation conferences. Iraqis recognize that the coming months will be difficult. In a recent visit to Iraq, our interlocutors from various political stripes emphasized the enormity of the challenges facing the country after the expected expulsion of the Islamic State from Mosul. If we are not to make the same mistake of winning the war and again losing the peace, the Trump administration should look beyond the focus on the current battle and develop a layered and sustainable strategy to help Iraq move toward stability. While this strategy will include military and aid components, it will need to have a strong political and diplomatic component. War, including civil war, is the continuation of politics by other means. If Iraq does not get its politics in order, the country’s political struggles will continue to play out in other violent ways that Iraqis have come to know too well, and the specter of more sectarian conflict, radicalization, and terrorism will persist.

First, to be sure, a defeat of the Islamic State in Mosul will not be the end of the kinetic battle against the terrorist organization in Iraq. Though 70 percent of Mosul has been liberated, there are still an estimated 400,000 people behind Islamic State lines in the city. A fair number of these are families of Islamic State fighters who came to Mosul from Diyala, Anbar, and Tikrit. While Iraqi forces have retaken major cities, Islamic State fighters are still entrenched in about 40 percent of Kirkuk province, including the districts of Hawija, Riyadh, and Rashad, which lie on the western side of the province. They also control Tal Afar, parts of Sinjar province, and in Anbar they hold the cities ofAna, Rawa, and Qaim, all close to the border with Syria. Even if defeated there, they could head for the less accessible hills and deserts of Diyala and Anbar provinces, and as long as they also have havens across the border in Syria—most prominently in Raqqa and Deir Ezzor—they can always return. Still, their defeat in Mosul will mean the end of their experiment in religious rule in Iraq and a great blow to their prestige and appeal.

The ongoing kinetic threats justify maintaining a medium-term U.S. military presence around current troop levels of 5,000-6,000 personnel to maintain support, training, and cooperation with the Iraqi armed forces. This is what the Iraqi government has requested, and the United States should provide this assistance. Indeed, President Trump has himself said “we shouldn’t have gone in; but certainly we shouldn’t have left.

 

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Despite the optimism of the International Monetary .. worried about the global economic

 

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{International: Euphrates News} expressed the International Monetary Fund on Monday expressed optimism about the global economy for the current year 2017.
Said Christine Lagarde , executive director of the International Monetary Fund, the Fund sees more positive prospects for the global economy this year and next year for the year 2016 but has concerns beyond the near – term.
Lagarde said, after a meeting with the heads of other major global economic organizations and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin “also identified aglobal major concern we have in the International Monetary Fund: the first continued weakness in productivity and the second excessive disparities that are growing intandem with that weakness in productivity” .anthy

Cabinet agrees to import oil from Iraq

 

Cabinet agrees to import oil from Iraq
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CAIRO – The Egyptian minister of oil has agreed to import one million barrels of crude oil a month from Iraq, the minister said.

Tariq al-Mulla told reporters after the cabinet meeting that the final signing of the agreement would take place within days.

Mullah expected the first shipment of Iraqi oil to arrive in May.

On the dues of the foreign partners, the minister said that part of the loan may be directed to the African Development Bank and the World Bank to pay part of the dues, which amounted to 3.5 billion dollars.

Oil Minister Tariq al-Mulla said last January that the foreign oil companies’ debts to the Egyptian government had fallen to 3.5 billion dollars by the end of December 2016 from 3.6 billion dollars by the end of September.

Oil Ministry sources said the government plans to pay 500 million dollars of the dues of foreign companies operating in the oil sector during the next month.

The British embassy in Cairo, in a statement issued last November, that among the terms of the International Monetary Fund before agreeing to lend Egypt $ 12 billion commitment to pay the dues of foreign oil companies.

Egypt received a package of funding from international institutions during the past months, led by the InternationalMonetary Fund , the World Bank and African development.

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Qassem Soleimani discusses with the leaders of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan raising the flag of the province in Kirkuk and the referendum of separation

 

Qassem Soleimani discusses with the leaders of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan raising the flag of the province in Kirkuk and the referendum of separation

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A Kurdish source said on Monday that the leader of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Qassem Soleimani, arrived in Sulaymaniyah and discussed with three leaders of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan the efforts of the Kurds to hold a referendum on the independence of the Kurdistan region. For a number of his leaders.
A source in the Political Bureau of the National Union, said that “Soleimani held a joint meeting with the First Deputy Secretary-General of the National Union Kosrat Rasul and the wife of Secretary General Hiro Ibrahim Ahmed and the official body working in the Political Bureau of the Union Mullah Bakhtiar.
The source added that “Soleimani discussed with the leaders of the National Union hot files, including the differences that are plaguing the National Union, as well as the efforts of the Kurds to hold a referendum on the independence of the province as well as the crisis raising the flag of Kurdistan in Kirkuk.”
The source said that “Soleimani did not indicate his country’s position on the referendum in the Kurdistan region, but he discussed the decisions of the National Union Party to punish a number of leaders.”
Iran has already opposed raising the flag of Kurdistan in Kirkuk, although it maintains strong relations with most of the Kurdish parties in Sulaymaniyah.
One of the committees of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan has imposed sanctions, not yet known, against a number of party members, including senior officials.
It is noteworthy that the President of the Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani said on many occasions that the issue of independence is an internal affair with Baghdad specifically, and not in any other capital.

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IS leaders flee Tal Afar toward al-Ba’aj, local leaders executed

 

IS leaders flee Tal Afar toward al-Ba’aj, local leaders executed

IS leaders flee Tal Afar District toward al-Ba’aj.

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) A police officer announced, on Monday, that elite leaders of the Islamic State group have fled Tal Afar District, while the group executed seven of its local leaders for fleeing battles, west of Mosul.

Captain Jassim Mohamed said in a press statement that dozens of the Islamic State’s leaders fled Tal Afar District toward al-Ba’aj District, west of Mosul.

The Islamic State group also executed seven of its local leaders, for trying to leave combat lines in al-Zangli area, west of Mosul, Jassim added.

Many members of the Islamic State group started to flee different areas of the city of Mosul, due to the fierce battles launched by Iraqi security forces to recapture the city, after the announcement of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to start an offensive, in 19 February 2017, to retake the western side of Mosul.

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