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Counting head of the National Alliance, Mr. Ammar al-Hakim, victories of the security forces and the popular crowd, beginning to work on the development of important sectors, including industry, investment
Hakim and the occasion of the International Workers’ Day said in a statement, a statement released by his office on Monday, received the Iraqi transmitter Network (IBN) a copy of it “solve our suitable global workers holiday, and the sons of our dear country of our armed forces in various its different forms and formations, are engaged in the splendor and dignity battles to cleanse our soil of abomination Aldoaash the bad guys, investigators victories victorious, in preparation for roll up our sleeves to compensate for what was destroyed by terrorism factories and infrastructure Aakadin hope our workers brave to advance this important task. ”
“We are on this occasion we call on state institutions and the public sector to revitalize factories and rotate the wheel of production, and we call on the private sector to run factories stalled.” Expressing that Amla “open the doors of investment in the industrial sector wide, calling for the modernization of labor legislation to suit the spirit of the age.”
The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) plans to form a delegation from all Kurdish parties to visit Baghdad again in the next few days to discuss the issue of the referendum on the region’s independence.
No particular date has been specified for the visit.
On April 5th, a Kurdish delegation of the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Party of Kurdistan held talks in Baghdad with the central government officials on the referendum.
The talks tackled the constitutional mechanisms to achieve the Kurdistan region’s right to self-determination, MP Perwan Khilany for the KDP said in televised remarks.
In a joint conference with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres , Kurdistan President Masaud Barzani said the semi-autonomous district would hold an “imminent referendum on its independence”.
The statements were strongly opposed by Iraqi government officials.
In late March, Kirkuk Provincial Council stirred wide-spread controversy after holding a vote on raising the Kurdish flag above governmental buildings in the oil-rich province.
The move was slammed by the Iraqi parliament that voted against it by a huge majority.
Iraqi police arrested Monday an ISIS commander in Samarra, Salahaddin province in central Iraq, Interior Ministry announced.
In a statement, spokesman for Interior ministry, Brigadier General Saad Ma’an said, “Based on accurate intelligence information, the emergency police regiment of Dhi Qar II, operating in Samarra district, managed to arrest ISIS commander al-Abbasi”.
The detainee, 28, is one of ISIS most dangerous terrorists. He planned and carried out a series of attacks against vital facilities as well as police personnel, Ma’an added.
Green Zone’s security has been tightened against undesirable consequences, says MP
01/05/2017 – 21:19
ERBIL—Da’wa Party as the latter keeps “intruding” in the PM’s office, says a Kurdish leader.
An MP also reports that strong measures are taken in Green Zone of Baghdad following the reports of issues between Maliki and Abadi.
Ali Awni, a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)’s leadership council, told BasNews that “there are doubts that some decisions in Baghdad are issued under Maliki’s pressure.”
“Maliki has controlled Abadi’s office,” Awni said.
There is a chance that Da’wa Party may further get divided, especially after [Iraqi Foreign Minister] Ibrahim al-Jaafari quit the party, Awni stated.
KDP leader added there are reports that Abadi may also leave Da’wa Party “as Maliki is “very turbulent and treats Abadi as a subordinate, acting as if he is the prime minister of Iraq.”
Awni noted the Kurdistan Region is “hopeless” with Baghdad because as he explained both Maliki and Abadi are of the same mentality.
An MP from the Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) to the Iraqi House of Representatives also expected Abadi to leave Maliki’s party to form a list of his own for the upcoming elections.
Zana Rosatyi said the Green Zone of Baghdad is now controlled by the Iraqi army for fears of any undesirable consequences due to “disputes between Maliki and Abadi.”
Mosul (IraqiNews.com) An official from the paramilitary troops of al-Hashd al-Shaabi has revealed Prime Minister and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Haidar al-Abadi’s refusal of the troops participation in liberating Tal Afar town, Islamic State’s major stronghold near the borders with Syria.
In remarks, Jawad al-Tulaibawi, from the Public Mobilization Units (PMUs) said the forces will head toward al-Baaj, after liberating Hatra region, in addition to securing the Iraqi-Syrian borders in order to prevent any supply to IS in Iraq.
He added that Abadi’s orders including liberating Hatra then Baaj and securing the borders, refusing the troops participation in storming of Tal Afar.
Nahla al-Hababi, MP representing the Shiite alliance, said in statements on Saturday that “the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivered a message to Abadi that the Iraqi troops advance toward Tal Afar would mean a similar advance by Turkish troops toward the town too.”
In an TV interview aired in April, Erdogan criticized the PMUs and described them as terrorist entity.
“Who are al-Hashd al-Shaabi? Who is backing them? The Iraqi parliament supports al-Hashd al-Shaabi, but, honestly, they are a terrorist organization, and should be known who stands behind it,” he said during the interview.
On Thursday, PMUs liberated Hatra region after an offensive was launched to Tuesday to free it from IS fighters and cut off the IS routes between Hawija, Mosul and eastern Syria.
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