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Roudao – Erbil
Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq , Jan Kubis face sincere congratulations to the people of Iraq and the liberation of the city of Mosul , the government of organizing Daesh.
He said Kubis in a congratulatory telegram, “This victory provides an excellent opportunity for Iraq to promote a strong and united again, stressing that despite the crush Daesh in Mosul, the war against terrorism is not over yet, and that in front of Iraq ‘s more work to achieve the full recovery of lasting peace and the establishment of ” adding , “It is a historic victory for Iraq and the world and the resounding defeat of Daesh and terrorism indicate their end , indicating that the nightmare that has been hovering over the shoulders of the people of Mosul for a period of three years has ended and I have finally liberated Mosul. today , uttered the so – called” succession “Daesh terrorist, which has set up a ruling unprecedented of terrorism, the last breath. ”
I have added , “reveals the moral bankruptcy and their collapse clearly in their destruction barbaric mosque and minaret Nouri distinctive humpback , where they announced in 2014 for their project takfiri fake so – called caliphate.”
He said, “While we share the Iraqis delight in this victory, we remember the victims who were killed and those who have been subjected to the most suffering from terrorism Daesh, and applaud the continuing efforts of the security forces in the liberated areas purge remaining pockets of terrorist sleeper cells possible.”
Kubis added that “victory in the battlefield was the culmination of a series of heroic deeds, as Iraqis took the lead role in fighting for the liberation of their country and with the support of a concerted world.”
He Kubis “The credit goes first and foremost to the Iraqis themselves. It was the heroism and sacrifices of the Iraqi security forces and the popular crowd and Peshmerga fighters clans and supported military essential role in achieving this victory the international coalition. The price is too high for Iraq, where the unity of the people the country is at stake. in cooperation together to destroy Daesh in Mosul, the Iraqi people sent a resounding message that they see their future together. ”
UN Representative on Djemba Iraqi security forces and Prime Minister Dr. Haider Abadi , in particular , and praised for their redoubled efforts to save the lives of civilians , saying that “their efforts were exceptional although the liberation of Mosul , directed a fatal blow to Daesh, this terrorist group does not still controls some parts of Iraq, and still can launch attacks and the threat of stability.
He said Kubis “The terrorist attacks have not spared anyone and did not stop at the end. They have committed massacres against unarmed men, women and children, and used them as human shields. And enslaved thousands of women and girls. They imposed severe penalties on anyone who violates their views extremist or rule barbaric and inhumane, causing suffering described to the innocent who are helpless. they have launched a genocide against the Iraqi people and the legacy of war , wherever they trampled their feet, destroying mosques and churches alike completely ignoring the sanctity ofreligious beliefs. we must deal with these terrorist acts as war crimes and crimes against humanity. ”
He added that “there is still a lot of work on the road towards full recovery. In addition to the restoration of security and the rule of law in the liberated areas, the immediate priority is to accelerate the restoration of stability efforts to enable the millions of civilians who have fled the fighting in Iraq from the voluntary and safe return to their homes and start their lives again, followed by reconstruction , which represents an urgent need. it should go massive humanitarian work in parallel with a strong political process for holding elections and the achievement of national and community reconciliation and the rebuilding of social cohesion in order to ensure justice, dignity and peace Sustainable for future generations. ”
He said the UN envoy, “The protection of civilians and the imposition of the rule of law and order on the criminal aggregates and other banned armed groups in situations of conflict and in post – Daesh is the highest priority. Sustainable peace also requires that the principles of justice, accountability, tolerance and respect for human rights are to be directed to all future actions paying particular attention to the most vulnerable groups such as women, children and minorities. must also be the perpetrators of atrocities to justice and should be held accountable for human rights violators. it follows that the eradication of the ideology of extremism and militancy from the minds of those affected by this scourge . Similarly, sustainable peace requires the right to return home for all, without any manipulation or demographic resort to reprisals or punishment or forced evictions. ”
He Kubis, “must be based on peace, which needs the country strongly and citizens really deserve, strong unity, cooperation, justice, tolerance and coexistence foundations ranging from community levels , local and tribal communities to prevent the return to previous periods and the risk of devastating consequences.”
He called UN envoy Iraqis to look towards the future with optimism is unwavering and engage in a meaningful dialogue in a spirit of partnership to resolve differences that impede progress, and the fight against corruption , which saps the country ‘s money, repair and re – energize the economy to put the country on the road to further work and prosperity opportunities. The government also urged in Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government to take advantage of the ideal military cooperation in the fight against Daesh, and to initiate action now to resolve outstanding issues, especially theissue of the referendum on the independence of the Kurdistan region of Iraq, and the implementation of Article 140 of the Constitution in respect of borders and disputed areas , particularly the status of Kirkuk, through dialogue and genuine partnership.
He said Kubis “The United Nations , which stood by Iraq in the darkest circumstances three years ago when he took over the organization of Daesh on large areas of its territory until it reached the gates of Baghdad will continue to support him in the post – Daesh determination and vigor, and will work with the central government and local authorities and political leaders components and spectra of various tribes, minorities and civil society organizations, as well as youth and women ‘s organizations. ”
He added that part of this endeavor is ” to provide assistance to the bodies of election administration which is the Independent High Electoral Commission and the Independent High Commission for the election of the Kurdistan Region after the Tkhaddaan restructuring and reform, in support ofelectoral processes and in particular the House of Representatives elections in 2018, which should take place on time constitutional. ”
He continued Kubis “The road ahead will be fraught with challenges, but we must now applaud the Iraqis and stand in tribute to their sacrifices. Today is the day of Iraq, and to extend my sincere congratulations to the Iraqi people Amadehm steadily towards the restoration of their country and build it to be a home incubator for all.”
GlobOn behalf of President Trump and the American people, I congratulate Prime Minister Abadi and the Iraqi people on their liberation of Mosul. This is a critical milestone in the global fight against ISIS, and underscores the success of the international effort led by the Iraqi Security Forces.
We honor the sacrifices of the Iraqi Security Forces and Iraqi people, as well as the Kurdish Peshmerga, in achieving this victory, and express condolences for the many lives lost in the operation.
During ISIS’s brutal occupation of Mosul, it terrorized and brutally murdered thousands of civilians, used mosques, schools and hospitals as bomb-building facilities and fighting positions and just recently, facing defeat, destroyed the historic al-Nuri mosque and al-Hadba minaret.
Under Iraqi leadership, the United States and our Coalition partners will continue to work closely with the UN to stabilize liberated areas through Mosul, supporting the return of displaced civilians to their homes.
There is still much work to be done to defeat this enemy. The Global Coalition will continue to stand with our Iraqi partners to ensure that ISIS is defeated where it remains in Iraq.
On July 13, the Small Group of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS will meet to synthesize this week’s Coalition meetings and discuss priorities to build on the progress in Mosul and Raqqa to set ISIS on an irreversible and lasting path to defeat across the globe. Special Presidential Envoy (SPE) Brett McGurk will deliver opening remarks that will be open to the press. The Coalition’s Small Group consists of about 30 key Coalition stakeholders who play a major role, whether military or non-military, in the campaign to defeat ISIS.
As indicated in the Media Note released on July 5, there are additional Coalition meetings this week. Only the opening remarks on July 13, are open to the press. Remarks will begin promptly at 9:45 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 10:00 a.m. when press will be escorted from the room. SPE McGurk will also hold a press briefing at the end of the day in the Department briefing room. More details on that briefing will be provided on July 13.
Pre-set time for cameras: 8:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.
Final access time for writers and still photographers: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.
Press may attend the event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center); (2) a media-issued photo identification card; or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification (driver’s license or passport).
For further information, please contact the press office at (202) 647-2492 or PAPressDuty@state.gov.
Since 07/10/2017 18:20 (Baghdad time)
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“New York Times” newspaper, the US considered that the declaration of the Iraqi forces, the restoration of the city of Mosul (northern Iraq), from the control of the organization Daesh “does not mean the end of Daesh”, stressing that the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq in 2011 to open the way for the existence of the organization Daesh.
However, the paper however, in its edition of Monday, its opinion by saying that the restoration of the city of Mosul, which have been controlled by the organization about 3 years, is an important and critical stage in the war on the organization Daesh.
And wondered how to ensure the defeat of the organization is real, especially in the areas of Iraq and Syria, under the survival of the political and economic conditions that contributed to the emergence of the organization in 2014, and asked about the US role in preventing the return of the organization Daesh.
The answer to her question about the newspaper itself, saying that the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq in 2011 to open the way for the existence of the organization Daesh, expressing the belief that the “American survival seems to be necessary; to contribute to the training of Iraqi forces and intelligence, not fighting.”
And comparing the period following the termination of the rule of former President Saddam Hussein, and the post “Daesh” in Iraq, arguing that “the organization of Daesh is an alternative to Saddam Hussein’s regime,” referring not to change the security situation after the elimination of the latter system.
He adds: “Fifteen years have passed since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein’s regime by US forces, and then remained the hardest question: What will be our responsibility then?”.
The relay newspaper: “the euphoria of victory over the strongholds of the organization in Mosul, will be extended to US President Donald Trump Management”, expressing the belief that the White House did not plan to post “Daesh”.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Sunday, the victory of his forces to organize Daesh in the city of Mosul, after fighting operations lasted for about 8 months.
According to the US newspaper that the most important and urgent demand in the next stage, is the repatriation of more than 670 thousand Iraqi cities to which they were displaced forcibly process, and discussed the reconstruction of what was destroyed mechanism.
In this regard, the paper says that an international coalition of 68 countries led by the United States to fight al Daesh, he vowed from the beginning to gather the necessary for the reconstruction of Mosul funds through the United Nations.
With regard to challenge the largest in Iraq and Syria, it is Sunni Arabs (25 million people) who reject their governments, which means the continued persecution and prosecution against them operations; and then continued Alttarif, according to the opinion of the newspaper.
She adds: “No signs to end the sectarian conflict that produced (Daesh) in Iraq, especially with the continued pursuit of Sunni Muslims in Syria and Iraq.”
The newspaper believes that the US diplomatic role comes in this regard, says that “Iraq is not subject to the dictates of Washington as a sovereign state, but America can motivate the Iraqis and help them to move in the right direction, and that support the current Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.”
The paper describes the US role in supporting Abadi by giving federal Iraqi provinces provide materials and services and regulate the lives of the Iraqi people, saying that it is necessary “to convince the Sunnis in Iraq that their future with the Iraqi state and not the terrorist organization Daesh.”
The Iraqi government called for the start of “activating the popular crowd and put the law factions under the control of the Iraqi state, with far from politics and Sunni areas of survival,” Trump also called for management to put pressure on “Iraq’s neighbors to strengthen ties with him.”
Among obstacles to the stability of Iraq, the newspaper considered that what it called Kurdish ambitions pose another obstacle to achieving stability on Iraqi territory, especially with the invitation of the President of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, to a referendum on independence for the region in September / September next.
Barzani comes after the declaration of the control of Kurdish forces units on large parts of the disputed areas between Baghdad and Erbil in northern Iraq, in the light of indications not to Ankara and Tehran satisfaction on the step of the referendum as an idea.
Barzani announced last week, a referendum on secession from Iraq, stressing that the decision was “irreversible” .anthy 29 / m h n
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