Abadi: We are working to consolidate the unity of Iraq

09/8/2017 12:00 am

Announced the approval of some of the timing of the plans of liberation
Baghdad / morning
response of the Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Dr. Haider Abadi on the advocates of partition, strongly rejected, stressing that the government worked and work to consolidate the unity of Iraq in accordance with the Constitution.
These responses came as he stressed the absence of red lines for our forces within the borders, declaring the failure of all kidnappings during the past period.
The Prime Minister said at his weekly press conference and attended the “morning” yesterday: “I agreed to some of the timing of military plans to free the remaining land of usurped.” “We do not have a rally outside Iraq, and any force that comes out of the border is not in the crowd, because the popular crowd is an Iraqi body that operates according to the law.”
On the news of the bombing of the international coalition of a force of the Brigades of the martyrs, Abadi said: “The intelligence of the crowd said that they know nothing about them, and the joint operations said that the gangs had used sophisticated guns and car bombs, but we have no confirmation on the ground if the incident outside the border Iraq in Syria “.
“The results of the investigation so far have not confirmed this issue, especially since there is no authority for the International Coalition to bombard,” Abadi said. “We have contacted the brigades of Sayyid al-Shuhadaa by the crowd, and so far it is not certain even for them. Iraq flag”.
He also stressed that “our security forces have foiled dozens of kidnappings during the past period and have been returned to their families,” calling on citizens to “report as quickly as possible any abduction.”
On the Kurdish delegation scheduled to visit Baghdad next week, the prime minister said: “We are ready to discuss, but there is a constitution and a law that separates it.” There is no authority for the government to accept secession, and we are still holding on to the unity of Iraq, But living together, there is no need for separation and living alone and Iraq is unified under the Constitution. ”
The province of Sulaymaniyah on Tuesday launched the campaign “not to the referendum now” with the participation of a number of parliamentarians and political and academic figures in Kurdistan, amid assurances that the holding of the referendum at the moment does not serve the higher interests of the people of Kurdistan.





Iraq gets vote of confidence from IMF, bond markets

After ratifying an amended 2017 budget, Iraq passed a crucial IMF review and raised $1 billion in its first unsecured bond offering since 2006.

Iraq gets vote of confidence from IMF, bond markets

The Iraqi government has cleared two significant hurdles in its urgent quest to attract investment capital, on the heels of Parliament’s recent passage of an amended 2017 budget law.

Iraq has successfully marketed a $1 billion unsecured bond, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced that it approved Iraq to receive an $825 million loan disbursement as part of a three-year program – flows of financing that could help establish an encouraging precedent for international investors.


A US spokesman: There is no doubt in the victory over the preacher


08 August, 2017

Fighters of the International Alliance against Dahesh

Fighters of the International Alliance against Dahesh

The spokesman for the US Embassy in Iraq, Robert Merkel, said that the first task after the elimination of a supporter, will be to participate in the clearance of liberated areas.

He pointed out in an interview with “Radio Sawa” to the intention to remove the explosives and mines left behind by armed militants to injure civilians.

He referred to the monitoring of $ 71 million provided by the United States alone, which allowed the cleaning of 3,400,000 square meters of liberated land.


Hoshyar Zebari and the US Consul General in Erbil are discussing the independence referendum


They also discussed the visit of the Kurdistan Region delegation to Baghdad …

Hoshyar Zebari and the US Consul General in Erbil are discussing the independence referendum

In the framework of his meetings with representatives of diplomatic missions in the Kurdistan Region to discuss the issue of the referendum on independence scheduled for the September 25 next in the Kurdistan Region, met with Hoshyar Zebari, leader of the Democratic Party of Kurdistan, on Tuesday, with US Consul General in Arbil, Ken Gross.

Hoshyar Zebari, a member of the Political Bureau of the Kurdistan Democratic, wrote in a leaflet on his page on the social networking site (Facebook), read him (Basneoz): “We discussed today with the US Consul General in Erbil, the issue of independence referendum and the political process in the Kurdistan Region and the delegation of the province to Baghdad” .

In June and April, Zebari met with British Deputy Ambassador to Baghdad Nick Lata and British Consul General in Arbil, John Sharp, as well as Clarisse Pasteur, Janet Al-Bairda, the Dutch Consul General in Kurdistan Region, and the Austrian Ambassador in Iraq and Jordan. He also met with the French Consul General in Erbil Dominique Mas and other diplomats and representatives of foreign missions in Iraq and Kurdistan.
And Zebari’s meeting on Tuesday, August 8, with the US Consul General on the referendum, the second since June.

The meeting of Kurdish parties and political parties, held on 7 June, under the chairmanship of Massoud Barzani, President of the Kurdistan Region, set the 25 September next date for the referendum on the independence of the Kurdistan Region, which will include the Kurdistan regions outside the administration of the region also.



Kurdistan reveals names of delegation to visit Baghdad next week


August 09 2017 12:06 AM
Kurdistan map
Kurdistan map

Kurdish authorities have announced the members of the delegation that will visit Baghdad next week to discuss the region’s independence referendum.

The seven members come from different Kurdish parties.

The members of the delegation are: Fuad Hussein, chief of staff to the Kurdistan Region presidency, Saadi Pire of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Rozhnuri Shaweys of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Mohammed Ahmed of the Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU), Majid Osman representing Turkmen, Christian representative Romeo Hakari, and Yezidi member of the KDP Vian Dakhil.

The delegation is tasked with launching discussions with the Baghdad central  government regarding the September 25th referendum.

Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi announced he welcomes the Kurdistan region delegation to Baghdad.