Representative of Muqtada al-Sadr: Maliki is handed over to the Iraqi provinces Daesh

said Ibrahim al – Jabri, a representative of Muqtada al – Sadr, on Friday, said that ” the current crises in Iraq came because of Nuri al – Maliki, pointing out that” Maliki is the one who handed several Iraqi provinces to Daesh. ”
He added Jabri, during his participation in a demonstration in Baghdad, that “al – Maliki and his close associates from the general budget in the period of his reign.” 
he explained Sadr ‘s representative in the weekly demonstrations, that “Maliki can not change even 1% of the suffering of the Iraqi people, because he is the one who brought the suffering and killing our children of security forces at the base (Spyker)” . 
he pointed out that “whether Maliki was president of the National alliance or the head of the Dawa Party Or a member of the Iraqi parliament can not change anything because it is the doom came to the Iraqi people. ”
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Iraq: a new crisis in the “National Alliance” ruling because of Maliki

العراق: أزمة جديدة في "التحالف الوطني" الحاكم بسبب المالكي

Baghdad Baraa al – Shammari


Iraq’s ruling National Alliance , which includes nine political blocs , is gripping a new crisis, adding to the series of internal crises it has been plaguing for years and likely to affect its constituency during the general elections scheduled for early next year.

The new crisis comes against the backdrop of the struggle for the presidency of the coalition, which will choose on July 1 next new president, as the near end of the mandate of Ammar al-Hakim , and put the name of former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki alternative, dawn of the crisis and led to internal division, between supporters and opponents.

A source in the “National Alliance” on Friday, the “new Arab”, that “the discussions between the coalition forces are continuing, to reach a compromise formula that satisfies all parties on the name of the next president,” acknowledging differences on some of the names raised.

Maliki’s nomination for the post of president of the National Alliance, a return to dictatorship

Most of the components of the National Alliance seek to take over the main post, despite being “symbolic” and has no powers, except the management of regular meetings and the search of internal affairs, according to the source.

To this, the Iraqi parliament member for the “Liberal bloc” of the Sadrist movement Ghazwan al-Shabani, Maliki’s nomination for the post of president of the “National Alliance,” considering that “a return to dictatorship and political decisions not studied.”

“This step, if it is made, represents a disgrace for all those who try to return Maliki to the interests of sectarian and partisan, at the expense of the blood of innocents who have fallen as a result of his wrong policies, ” he said.

“Al-Maliki said that” Maliki did not only cause the fall of Iraqi cities, however, “and the spread of corruption in all joints of the state, as well as the escalation of political rhetoric that calls for division among the people of one country.”

He called on the Iraqis to reject what he described as “the patron of corruption” (al-Maliki), wondering, “Is the inability of the National Alliance to find a personality to represent ?”, And said that Maliki “has already instilled militias in the implementation of its objectives, and exploited the judiciary to fabricate charges against his opponents , And against all those who deal with corruption. “

While the “coalition of state law,” Maliki is the candidate for the presidency of the “National Alliance” successor to Hakim, said a senior leader of the coalition, the “new Arab”, on Friday, the names nominated; Secretary General of the Organization and the “Badr” Hadi Amiri , And former oil minister and head of the “independent” Hussein al-Shahristani.

The leader revealed that the nomination of al-Maliki created the current crisis, where the Sadrists oppose it, and waving to withdraw from the coalition.

And the “National Alliance” the largest bloc within the Iraqi parliament, and has 180 deputies out of 328 deputies, which is responsible for naming the Prime Minister of Iraq for three consecutive sessions, and includes several blocks, most notably: “State of Law coalition” led by Nuri al-Maliki, “Led by Ammar al-Hakim, and” the Sadrists “led by Moqtada al-Sadr , and” the stream of reform “led by Ibrahim Jaafari.

The forces that form the “National Alliance” ruling in Iraq, have agreed that the presidency of the coalition periodically changed every year, and called the current President of the “National Alliance” Ammar al-Hakim, which expires in September next, for him.

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Popular crowd sends aid from Baghdad to displaced Mosul


Friday 14 April 2017 – 13:21 GMT

Popular crowd sends aid from Baghdad to displaced Mosul

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Popular forces have sent aid from the Karkh area of Baghdad to the Mosul displaced as part of a campaign called “For You” by the religious authority.

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“Popular forces have sent an aid convoy from the Karkh district of Baghdad to the displaced people of Mosul as part of a campaign for you called by the religious authority,” said the crowd’s media delegate.

“The aid included foodstuffs, household, logistical and other needs,” he said, adding that “some of them were distributed to displaced people in southern Mosul and some of the villages where the displaced people live.”

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North Korea condemns U.S. for bringing “huge” nuclear assets to region


In this undated photo distributed on Friday, April 14, 2017, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, watches a military drill at an undisclosed location.© Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP In this undated photo distributed on Friday, April 14, 2017, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, watches a military drill at an undisclosed location.

North Korea denounced the United States on Friday for bringing “huge nuclear strategic assets” to the Korean peninsula as a U.S. aircraft carrier group headed for the region amid concerns the North may conduct a sixth nuclear weapon test.

Tension has risen since the U.S. Navy fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airfield last week in response to a deadly gas attack, raising concerns about U.S. President Donald Trump’s plans for North Korea, which has conducted missile and nuclear tests in defiance of U.N. and unilateral sanctions.

The United States has warned that its policy of “strategic patience” is over. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence travels to South Korea on Sunday on a long-planned 10-day trip to Asia.

A spokesman for the North Korean Foreign Ministry’s Institute for Disarmament and Peace issued a statement condemning the United States for the attack on Syria, while also calling for “peace by strength”.

“The U.S. introduces into the Korean peninsula, the world’s biggest hotspot, huge nuclear strategic assets, seriously threatening peace and security of the peninsula and pushing the situation there to the brink of a war,” the North’s KCNA news agency said on Friday, citing the statement.

“This has created a dangerous situation in which a thermo-nuclear war may break out any moment on the peninsula and posed serious threat to the world peace and security, to say nothing of those in Northeast Asia,” it said.

North Korea, still technically at war with the South after their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a treaty, has on occasion conducted missile or nuclear tests to coincide with big political events and often threatens the United States, South Korea and Japan.

On Saturday, it marks the “Day of the Sun”, the 105th anniversary of the birth of state founder Kim Il Sung.

The dollar fell on Friday against a basket of currencies, on track for a losing week as tension over North Korea underpinned the perceived safe-haven Japanese yen.


China, North Korea’s sole major ally and neighbour, which nevertheless opposes Pyongyang’s weapons programme, has called for talks leading to a peaceful resolution and the denuclearisation of the peninsula.

“Military force cannot resolve the issue,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters in Beijing on Thursday. “Amid tensions we will also find a kind of opportunity to return to talks.”

While Trump has put North Korea on notice that he will not tolerate any more provocation, U.S. officials have said his administration is focusing its strategy on tougher economic sanctions.

Trump said on Thursday Pyongyang was a problem that “will be taken care of” and that he believed Chinese President Xi Jinping would “work very hard” to help resolve the challenge.

Trump has also said the United States is prepared to tackle the crisis without China, if necessary.

He diverted the nuclear-powered USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier and its strike group towards the Korean peninsula last weekend in a show of force. (

However, a senior Trump administration official described as “flat wrong” an NBC News report citing senior U.S. intelligence officials as saying the United States is prepared to launch a pre-emptive conventional weapons strike should officials be convinced North Korea is about to follow through with a nuclear weapons test.

Another U.S. official also dismissed the report, calling it “speculative at best”.

The Pentagon declined to comment, saying, as a policy, it does not discuss future operations “nor publicly speculate on possible scenarios”.

Pence’s trip to South Korea was a sign of the U.S. commitment to its ally in the face of rising tension, aides said. [nL1N1HL1ZA}

“We’re going to consult with the Republic of Korea on North Korea’s efforts to advance its ballistic missile and its nuclear programme,” a White House foreign policy adviser, previewing Pence’s trip, told reporters.

Media in Japan said the government confirmed it would take all precautions regarding possible fresh North Korean provocations.

The Nikkei business daily said government discussions included how to rescue the estimated 57,000 Japanese citizens in South Korea as well as how to cope with a possible flood of North Korean refugees coming to Japan, among whom might be North Korean spies and agents.

Kyodo news agency said separately Japan had begun working on plans to respond to a potential crisis on the Korean peninsula in February, after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Trump for a summit in the United States.

“The government has great interest in North Korea’s nuclear and missile moves and is collecting and analysing information,” Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, the government’s top spokesman, told a news conference.

“I will refrain from commenting on individual specific content or situations. At present, we are in close contact with the United States and South Korea and in addition to urging (the North) to refrain from provocative actions and observe relevant U.N. Security Council resolutions,” he said.

(Additional reporting by by Nick Macfie in SEOUL, Linda Sieg in TOKYO and Michael Martina in BEIJING; Writing by Nick Macfie; Editing by Paul Tait)


North Korean leader orders immediate evacuation of Pyongyang



(Independent) .. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un orders to immediately evacuate the capital of Pyongyang, because of the growing dispute with the United States of America.

He ordered residents of the capital Pyongyang to leave the city immediately, raising concerns about his readiness for a close war.

He also ordered the immediate evacuation of some 600,000 people from the capital. South Korean media reported fears of a reckless act by the North Korean leader, months after he planned nuclear tests.

“The situation could be exacerbated on April 15, when North Korea will launch an intercontinental ballistic missile test,” said expert Aydin Miktev.

On Thursday, Kim Jong-un supervised an exercise by a Special Forces unit as tension between Washington and Pyongyang escalated, state television reported.

He reported that he had seen from an observation post landing light aircraft for special forces.

The US command in the Pacific ordered the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and the warships that accompanied it to the Korean Peninsula, in order to contain the threat of North Korea.

Source: Sputnik

Urgent Jubouri stresses the importance of the completion of the settlement and calls for tribes to activate its role in reconciliation


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{Baghdad: Euphrates News} The head of the House of Representatives Saleem al-Jubouri, the importance of the historic settlement project.
He Jubouri , in his speech to an extensive gathering of elders and notables of thetribes in the province of Diwaniyah , where he arrived on Friday to the “completion of the stages and entitlements historic settlement and before the confidence – building measures, and from this standpoint , ” calling for “Iraqi tribes thoroughbreds to take an effective role in achieving the related national reconciliation program and to seek to resolve the social differences that terrorism pursued by the stage, along with judicial and political effort , and we hope that the Iraqi tribes check this file as soon as possible. ”
He said , “You are today represent is certain for the unity of Iraq ‘s security in these tribes blessed met with creeds and orientations, ideas, perceptions and fused all opinions and united under the title of the national fortress Iraq fever in the darkest circumstances and still defends him every division and the retail and communal projects.”
He added that “Iraq is still strong, but that today the strongest despite the monument fatigue and hardship of the battle fought and fought against terrorism, strong because he is betting on a history spanning thousands of years, and Diwaniya , awitness to this history since the time of the Sumerians and to this day.”
He stressed that “Iraq is betting on an intellectual conscious people of the world aware of her books and the books of the first civilization, Iraq is betting on a real intimate coexistence between the factions stood for hundreds of years and is still alive , was present confirmed by the metropolitan government offices and this majestic combination.”
Jubouri pointed out , “today we are on the threshold of a new phase of the history ofIraq, the stage requires patience and a dream, and the wisdom and the will arepowerful, and real understanding of the course of events in the region and projects that seek to drag us into their trenches, problems and intersection.”
He said the parliament speaker , “We do not have another Iraq , we have decided to close our door on us and womanly our differences in ourselves and be patient on each other, and give up to each other, yes we say and clear voice no hesitation inwhich anyone who wants to Amzkna from the outside or the inside and anyone who wants to exercise tutelage on Iraq , telling him we have no home to sell. ”
And that “wars and conflicts Mzktna for decades, and that the time to stand bleeding and shine on Iraq , a new dawn of hope and optimism, and that the cycle ofdifferences end and rise in Iraq , strong as a commander – like history illustrious and land where the lying prophets and the saints and the righteous.”
And digress by saying , “Today is our chance to build Iraq a definite after unity against terrorism, in the trenches when mixed with the blood of our sons where, how do we unite in the opinion and the goal, and how not to unite in the vision of building the future, Vojana waiting for us this historic and their position are subject to our decision today and our decision depends on the real work rather than speeches and slogans. ”
He explained that ” the benefits that await the national reconciliation project is now on the doors and no alternative to meet them and the willingness to accept them and dealing with them according to the theory of no victor , no vanquished from the sons of the homeland, is most likely is Iraq and the knock is terrorism and the draft division and agendas that want manipulating the future of our country and harm it and its sovereignty and security . ” .
He stressed Jubouri , “must evoke all the previous experiences of nations that crossed the stages of the wars and conflicts and how they exceeded the knot ofhistory and adopted the methodology let bygones be bygones.”
He stressed that “paying attention back to play a cruel wound and a cause for thereturn Nzifa again and this is what we do not want and not Besalhna nor the welfare of the future of our children and grandchildren, it wants to build a state for him to act with the mentality of a statesman, and here I mean the state of institutions and law and the Constitution, states sects and components, nationalities and parties “.
He said that “Daesh lost and left behind the shame and disgrace black history that belongs to it and it belongs from destruction and the displacement of hundreds ofthousands of displaced people and the destruction of houses of worship andhistorical monuments were not spared from him even the graves of the prophets.”
“We have won , and we raised over our heads the Iraqi flag and the heroes of themartyrs of the sons of the army, the police and the crowd and the popular clan and the Peshmerga, leaving little and finish this nightmare.”
He said the “post – victory requires an exceptional effort of mobilization and mobilization and work in real stability and re – displaced and initial reconstruction ,which qualifies the affected areas to make it livable for its residents who will return to the stage soon.”
He noted Jubouri that ” the tribal committee in parliament , has adopted it upon themselves this effort and is progressing with a great hope in God that produces the fruits that close enough to push national reconciliation forward” .anthy

Communications Announces Optical Access Network “FTTH” launch next Monday



Since 04/14/2017 13:16 am (Baghdad time)

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The Ministry of Communications, on Friday, its readiness to establish a celebration of the optical access network launch (FTTH) funded by the Japanese loan project, next Monday.

The ministry said in a statement received / scales News / copy of it, that “the Director General of Planning and Follow-up Department Basem al-Asadi, discussed with the head of the Japanese loan team in the ministry, a mechanism for action to complete all belongings to the success of this event aspects of technical and security and media, identifying the functions and duties of the authorities supervising this work according to their powers. ”

“The celebration will be held in the office of the ministry on 04.17.2017 at 10:30 am, in the presence of the Minister of Communications Hassan Al-Rashed and a number of officials” .anthy 29 / d 24