US concern Kurd out of the tripartite agreement with Baghdad


US concern Kurdish exit from the tripartite agreement with Baghdad
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Twilight News / The United States and the Kurdistan Region, on Wednesday expressed concern that they called acts contrary to the joint agreement between Kurdistan and Iraq and America regarding the battle to liberate the province of Mosul, and calling it the danger to peace and stability in the liberated areas.
In a statement to the Presidency of the Kurdistan Region responded to Twilight News, that Barzani met in Salahuddin in Arbil resort on Wednesday, coalition forces in Iraq and Syria , the commander of General Stephen Townsend and his accompanying delegation , which included both the US Consul General in Erbil , Ken Gross and a number of officers and military advisers Americans .
The statement noted that the meeting was attended by both the Minister of Peshmerga acting Karim Sinjari, president of the Presidium of the region , Fouad Hussein , and touched on the progress in the liberation of Mosul field operation and the situation in the fighting fronts against al “Daesh” terrorist in the province of Nineveh , the latest developments in the war, pointing out that the commander of the coalition forces expressed pleasure at the level of coordination and cooperation between the Peshmerga and the Iraqi army, which took place in the framework of the process of liberation of Mosul.
The statement added that the two sides expressed their concern about the actions contrary to the joint agreement between Kurdistan and Iraq and America region, and calling it the danger to peace and stability in the liberated areas.
He announced the US guest expressed that the alliance is watching the situation carefully, touching upon to take appropriate actions to stop such actions, as stated in the statement.
The statement noted that the meeting stressed the continuation of dialogue and cooperation and coordination between the two sides.


“Collector succession” .. great battle Daesh in Mosul


"Caliphate mosque" .. great battle Daesh in Mosul
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Twilight News residents / said that Daesh fighters blocked the surrounding streets, the large-Nouri Mosque in Mosul, apparently in preparation for the final showdown in the battle for the last big stronghold in Iraq.

And watched residents of dozens of fighters taking their positions in the last forty-eight hours around the ancient mosque, which declared him to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the militant group, the state of “succession” in July, 2014.

The fluttering banner of the black Islamic state over the mosque since the militants controlled Mosul and seized swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria in the summer of 2014.

Iraqi government forces and regained the support of the United States east of Mosul in January and began a new campaign on Saturday to restore the enclave remaining in the grip of militants in western Mosul, and consists of the old city area where the mosque is located, and three areas adjacent to him in addition to the West Bank of the Tigris River.

The fall of the city will represent virtually the end of the half reality in Iraq, which is called the Caliphate State, while Kurdish forces in Syria, backed by air strikes against US fighters besieging Daesh in the city of Raqqa stronghold of the organization there.

* Symbolic axis

The United Nations said on Sunday that up to 200 thousand people are still living in poor conditions behind Daesh lines in Mosul, in light of dwindling food, water and medical supplies in addition to the difficulty of access to hospitals.

And it became the Great Mosque of Al-Nouri symbolic hub of the campaign as Iraqi leaders say in private conversations they hope to restore it during the month of Ramadan.

Said Hisham al-Hashemi, an adviser to several governments in the Middle East, including the Iraqi government and provides advice in the affairs of the organization Daesh that its fighters know that the mosque is the most important goal and prepare for a major battle there.

But experts said the battle in the mosque or its proximity to the famous building will risk Inclined and its minaret.

The minaret is not perpendicular to the building primarily over moist soil and is exposed to high risk because they had not been renewed since 1970 and described the minaret Balhdaba.

It entered Mosul campaign eight months and took time much longer than expected because Daesh fighting among civilians and using them as human shields.

The resident said that in the past few days, militants have ordered dozens of families to leave Zndjeli area to move to the old city so as not to flee towards the Iraqi forces that are trying to advance from the east side.

Government forces dropped leaflets on the neighborhoods where families are advised to flee, but the intensity of the fighting prevented residents fled.

Prey for militants to provide troops suicide attacks with car bombs and motorbikes along with snipers, mines and mortars.

Already provided about 700 thousand people, equivalent to one-third of the city’s population before the war and sought to stay with friends and relatives or in camps.



of the World Meteorological Organization lifted the freeze on Iraqi funds


World Meteorological Organization lifted the freeze on Iraqi funds
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Twilight News / announced that the General Authority of the Iraqi Air rough waters, on Wednesday, for the lifting of the ban and the freeze on Iraqi special training and development at the World Meteorological Organization funds (WMO) after it was being held by the organization for several years, but it did not indicate the value of those funds.

The Permanent Representative of Iraq to the World Meteorological Organization Director General Thaer Ghraoui in a press statement reported to Twilight News, said that the lifting of the ban and the freeze was the result of unremitting efforts and continuous follow-up.

He said these efforts resulted in the receipt of a message by the Director General of Training and Development at the World Meteorological Organization yankee include lifting the freeze on Iraq’s own training and development funds.

He added that the organization has the necessary Pauli on this subject addressed the steps where training and development centers in the countries of the World Organization of the region Asad Air to provide full support to Iraq.

Ghraoui noted that “the first initiated to provide support us Weather Service in the Arab Republic of Egypt”, stressing that the support is held training courses and workshops.



Kurdish delegation headed by Barzani arrives in Russia


Kurdish delegation headed by Barzani arrives in Russia

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Twilight News / reached the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani to Russia, Wednesday afternoon, to participate in the work of the World Economic Forum to be held on Thursday in the city of St. Petersburg, Russia.

Barzani is scheduled to meet on the sidelines of the visit with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and officials of the Russian government.
Barzani is accompanied by the Minister of Natural Resources in the Kurdistan Regional Government Ashti Hawrami, Minister of Planning Ali Sindi, the official provincial government spokesman Sven Dzhaa, Advisor to the Prime Minister Zirak Kamal.



Islamic State fighters seal off Mosul mosque preparing for last stand


A member of the Iraqi rapid response forces fires a mortar shell against Islamic State militants positions in western Mosul, Iraq May 31, 2017. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis[/caption (Reuters) Islamic State militants have closed the streets around Mosul’s Grand al-Nuri Mosque, residents said, apparently in preparation for a final showdown in the battle over their last major stronghold in Iraq.

Dozens of fighters were seen by residents taking up positions in the past 48 hours around the medieval mosque, the site where Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared an Islamist caliphate in July 2014.

Islamic State’s black flag has been flying from the mosque since the militants captured Mosul and seized swathes of Iraq and Syria in the summer of 2014.

U.S.-backed Iraqi government forces retook eastern Mosul in January and began a new push on Saturday to capture the group’s remaining enclave in western Mosul, comprising of the Old City center where the mosque is located, and three adjacent districts alongside the western bank of the River Tigris.

The fall of the city would, in effect, mark the end of the Iraqi half of the self-styled caliphate. Meanwhile in Syria, Kurdish forces backed by U.S.-air strikes are beseiging Islamic State forces in the city of Raqqa, the militants’ de facto capital in that country.


Up to 200,000 people still live in harrowing conditions behind Islamic State lines in Mosul, running low on food, water and medicine, and with difficult access to hospitals, the United Nations said on Sunday.

The Grand al-Nuri Mosque has become a symbolic focus of the campaign, with Iraqi commanders privately saying they hope to capture it during Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month which started over the weekend in Iraq.

“Daesh’s fighters know that the mosque is the most important target and they are preparing for a major battle there,” said Hisham al-Hashemi, who advises several Middle East government including Iraq’s on Islamic State affairs.

But a battle in or near the mosque would put the building and its famed leaning minaret at risk, experts have said.

The minaret, several feet off the perpendicular and standing on humid soil, is particularly vulnerable as it has not been renovated since 1970. Its tilt gave the landmark its popular name – al-Hadba, or the hunchback.

The Mosul offensive, now in its eighth month, has taken much more time than expected as Islamic State is fighting in the middle of civilians and using them as human shields.

Over the past few days, the militants ordered dozens of families living in the Zanjili district to move into the Old City to prevent them from escaping toward the Iraqi forces trying to advance from the northern side, a resident said.

Government forces have been dropping leaflets over the districts telling families to flee but the intensity of the fighting has prevented people from escaping.

The militants been countering the offensive with suicide car and motorbike bombs, snipers, booby-traps and mortar fire.

About 700,000 people, about a third of the pre-war city’s population, have already fled, seeking refuge either with friends and relatives or in camps.


The delegation of Iraq today begins its negotiations with the International Monetary Fund



It begins today the delegation of Iraq , headed by the Minister of Finance Abdul Razzaq al- Essa, negotiations in the capital of Jordan Amman, with the Fund Monetary International to complete talks on agreement of cooperation credit , which was signed by Iraq in the year 2015 .

The source of a government ‘s ” economy News ” , that ” the delegation of Iraq , which includes a number of officials , most notably Minister of Finance Abdul Razzaq al- Issa and the Governor of the Bank of Central Ali Keywords Advisor Financial Prime Council of Ministers the appearance of Mohammed Saleh begins today its negotiations with the Fund Monetary and Bank International on agreement of cooperation credit that signed by Iraq in the year 2015 “.

The source , who preferred not to disclosure of his name, the ” Fund Monetary International praised the policy of Iraq ‘s economic over the past two years in all meetings of recent , especially in the case of maintaining the reserves of foreign bank ‘s central ” , explaining that ” fund criticism of international rejection of any idea to float the dinar of Iraq because of the crisis economic that experienced by the country , which affect the poor . “

The chancellor ‘s financial Prime Council of Ministers, the appearance of Mohammed Saleh, 8 May 2017 confirmed that Iraq will receive during the year current on 3 billions of dollars from the Fund Monetary World Bank World countries industrial seven .