“No to referendum” campaign expands in Sulaymaniyah


The Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari told members of the Kurdistan Democratic Party that the referendum on the separation of the territory from the country is not in the interest of the unity of Iraq, in the meantime stressed the members of the party the need for continued dialogue between the political parties, and the rejection of the central Iraqi authorities referendum Kurdistan region, Some powers in the region.

As soon as al-Jaafari confirmed the rejection of the referendum, in the province of Sulaymaniyah, there were voices calling for a halt to the operation for the time being.

The parliamentarians, politicians and academics in the region launched a campaign entitled “No to the referendum now,” stressing that this step does not serve the interests of the Kurds. The Minister of Agriculture of the Kurdistan Region, Abdul Sattar Majid, to postpone the referendum process for a period of one year, stressing the need to ensure food security for the region in the event of neighboring countries close their border ports or cut off water to the region.

Majeed said in a symposium «we asked the Kurdistan Regional Government to postpone the process of holding the referendum for a year», explaining that «the request aims to make room for adequate preparations to ensure food and water security for the Kurdistan region».

Majid said: “These measures must be taken to face any emergency in the event of closure of neighboring countries border ports or cut water on the Kurdistan region.” He stressed «the need to improve the conditions of citizens living and allocate adequate budget for the agricultural sector to be able to secure food security».



conclusion of agreements in the field of oil, gas and petrochemicals between Iraq and Saudi Arabia

The conclusion of agreements in the field of oil, gas and petrochemicals between Iraq and Saudi Arabia
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Oil Minister Jabbar Ali al-Allaibi on Friday announced the conclusion of agreements between Iraq and Saudi Arabia, including the establishment of projects in the sectors of oil and gas, petrochemicals and manufacturing industries.

The Minister of Oil said in a statement on the results of his visit to Saudi Arabia that it was decided to form joint committees to study and evaluate the establishment of projects in the sectors of gas and petrochemicals and manufacturing industries and the processing of oil projects, investment and partnership and cooperation and training and technology and the allocation of scholarships, as well as to confirm the convergence of views between the two countries and emphasis on Commitment to the decisions of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and work together to restore balance to world markets and to support oil prices.

For his part, the Saudi Minister of Petroleum, Khalid Al-Falih, stressed on harnessing all the possibilities of expertise and technology possessed by the Saudi companies for the Iraqi side as well as providing opportunities for training, access and exchange of experiences and activating investment opportunities and joint projects. He praised the role of Iraq in the OPEC Organization and work to restore the balance of the world oil market and support oil prices. .

Al-Falih predicted that the bilateral relations will witness a qualitative leap in the coming period, which will contribute to fruitful results and enhance relations between the two brothers.

For his part, ministry spokesman Assem Jihad said that Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luaibi met with the foreign and trade ministers of the Kingdom and agreed on the need to activate and expand areas of joint cooperation in all sectors, especially oil, economic, industrial and commercial. .

The minister also visited the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu and heard from the director of the authority to explain the strategic plans and employ modern means in the planning and implementation of the projects for the future and the future.


of joint operations issued an explanation on the presence of a US military base near Tal Afar


Joint operations issued an explanation on the presence of a US military base near Tal Afar
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The spokesman for joint operations Brigadier Yahya Rasool on Friday the presence of a US military base near the district of Tal Afar, which is still under the control of the Daash organization, which is located to the west of the city of Mosul.

“There is no US military base within the Tal Afar area,” Brigadier Rasool said in a recorded statement that was distributed to the media, including Shafak News.

“The participation of coalition forces and Americans in the provision of air support, intelligence, air, air strikes.”

Brigadier Rasool said that the work of the coalition forces in Tal Afar “is the same as that carried out in the liberation of the city of Mosul.”


Iranian interior minister to visit Iraq next week: official


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TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran’s interior minister Abdul Rida Rahmani Fadhli will visit Iraq next week to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Baghdad and Tehran on the planned 40-day visit, an Iranian official said on Friday.

“The interior ministers of Iran and Iraq will sign a memorandum of understanding next week to hold the 40th ceremony,” the official of the Central Committee of the 40th Al Husseini Majid Akababaei said, adding that “the document and memorandum of understanding on the establishment of the ceremony will be signed during the visit, The Iranian minister to Iraq next week. “

“If the Iraqi government has the necessary capabilities, facilities and infrastructure in the field of technical equipment and appropriate security conditions, the Khosravi border crossing between Iran and Iraq will receive visitors to the quartet as well as the Mehran crossings and its official border crossings between the two countries,” he added.

He added that “the creation of new mechanisms to accelerate the process of issuing visas at the Iraqi Embassy and its offices in the specific Iranian cities and completion of infrastructure in the border areas between the two countries and the adoption of coordinated policies between the Central Committee of the forty ceremonies Husseini and the Committee of the fortieth in Iraq and the special attention to cultural issues, Conditions of forty visitors this year. “


A likely visit to the delegation of the Supreme Council for the referendum to Baghdad mid-week next

Will meet tomorrow to discuss the agenda of the visit ….

A likely visit to the delegation of the Supreme Council for the referendum to Baghdad mid-week next

A delegation from the Supreme Council for the Referendum in Kurdistan (KRG), Saadi Ahmed Bira, leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), and a spokesman for the party, announced on Saturday a meeting with the Iraqi delegation to the Iraqi capital next Monday. The referendum on independence scheduled in the Kurdistan Region on September 25 next.

The leader of the Kurdish, told (Basneoz) that the meeting of the delegation on Saturday dedicated to discuss the details of his visit to Baghdad, “which is likely to be next Monday.”

“The meeting will discuss the program of his visit to Baghdad and set a date.”

The members of the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s political bureau, Ruz Nuri Shaways, the Kurdistan Islamic Union, Ahmed Ahmed, the Turkmen component Mullah Majid, the Assyrian Chaldean Syriac Romeo Hakkari, the Kurdish representative Yazidis Vian Dakhil, in addition to the President of the Office of the Presidency of the Territory Fuad Hussein.



In the first reaction to Tillerson’s contact .. Kurdish parties meet tomorrow Barzani


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Baghdad today – Arbil

The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Friday revealed the first political reaction in Kurdistan to the telephone conversation between regional president Massoud Barzani and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

A member of the Political Bureau of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Saadi Ahmed Bireh, in a statement to (Baghdad today), that “the Kurdish parties in Kurdistan will meet tomorrow with the President of the region Massoud Barzani to discuss the telephone conversation conducted by US Secretary of State Rex Tilerson and Barzani, Indicating that “talk about the decline in positions is still early and can not be declared before our meeting Barzani.”

“The meeting will discuss what the Kurdish delegation will go to Baghdad next week,” he said. “The Baghdad government has not yet offered any alternatives or guarantees to the Kurdish people.”

The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has asked the President of the Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani, to postpone the referendum on the secession of the region, scheduled to be held on the 25 of next month, during a telephone conversation between them on Friday.



Tillerson calls Barzani and asks to postpone the referendum .. The latter looking for guarantees and alternative

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Baghdad today – Kurdistan

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson asked Kurdistan Regional President Massoud Barzani to postpone the referendum on the separation of the two minorities, scheduled to be held on the 25th of next month, during a telephone conversation between them on Friday.

The Presidency of the Kurdistan Region in a statement, said that “the US Secretary of State told the President of the Kurdistan Region, he would prefer to postpone the referendum in the Kurdistan Region,” asserting “his support for dialogue and talks between the region and Baghdad.”

He praised the US Secretary of State, according to the statement, “the forces of Peshmerga Kurdistan in the defeat of terrorists, calling and bless the victories of the Peshmerga,” and at the same time “offered condolences to the families and families of Peshmerga who sacrificed their lives and martyred during the war against terrorism.

He also praised Tilerson on “the decision of President Barzani and political leaders in Kurdistan to form a high delegation from the Kurdistan region to send to Baghdad to discuss the political issues,” and announced that “prefer to postpone the referendum in the Kurdistan Region” and reiterated his support for “dialogue and dialogue between the region and Baghdad.”

On the other hand, Barzani, “thanked the US Secretary of State,” praising “the aid and aid provided by the United States to the Peshmerga forces in the war against the terrorists are urging.”

He also stressed that “a high delegation from the region will visit Baghdad soon to discuss on issues related to the future relations between Kurdistan and Baghdad.”

On the call to postpone the referendum, President Barzani said to the US Secretary of State, “The coexistence sought by Kurdistan in the past at different stages with the State of Iraq has not been implemented, so the people of Kurdistan decided to take another route to him.”

Barzani added that “the question is what is the guarantee and alternative for the future and determine the fate of the people of Kurdistan in return for postponing the referendum?”.

The two sides also decided to “continue cooperation and coordination and continue relations in all steps and future political developments.”



Kurdistan negotiator to Baghdad to meet tomorrow with Barzani and go Sunday to the Iraqi capital



The delegation of Kurdistan negotiator to Baghdad met tomorrow with Barzani and heading Sunday to the Iraqi capital
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The Kurdish delegation to negotiate with Baghdad by the Supreme Committee for the referendum in the Kurdistan region will meet on Saturday with the President of the region Massoud Barzani to go on Sunday to the Federal capital.

The reports said that the delegation in charge will hold two meetings on the first day among its members, and then with the President of the Kurdistan Region, noting that the delegation will actually go on Sunday to Baghdad.

The reports said the meetings would not be limited to parties, political forces and the three presidencies, but would include diplomatic representations and embassies of countries, likely to take two to three days.

The members of the delegation are members of the Political Bureau of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Rose Nuri Shaways, member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Saadi Bireh, Head of the Office of the Presidency of the Territory Fuad Hussein, and the Kurdistan Islamic Union Mohammed Ahmed, and the Turkmen component Majid Osman, and the Christian component Romeo Hakkari, The Kurds of Yezidis.


Paramilitary official says troops not to take part in Tal Afar battle

Military spokesman of the movement of Asaib of Ahl Al-Haq, Jawad Tlabawi

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The pro-government Shia-led militias will not take part in Tal Afar battle due to local and international pressures, a senior paramilitary leader has said.

“Al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) will not participate in the Tal Afar liberation battle due to local and international pressures,” Jawad al-Tulaibawi, a leader within the PMUs, said adding that “Based on a request from Masoud Barzani [president of Kurdistan], U.S. expressed refusal toward the troops participation.”

Tulaibawi expressed astonishment regarding “international intervention in liberation of land from Islamic State,” considering this as intervention into Iraq’s sovereignty, which pours into terrorism’s interests and encourages Barzani to dominate lands in Nineveh to be included into the Kurdistan Region’s land.”

In May, Jawad al-Tulaibawi, PMU official, revealed Abadi’s refusal of the troops participation in Tal Afar liberation.

The international coalition, led by the U.S. launch air raids in and around the town in order to facilitate the battle for Iraqi troops, which announced earlier this week concluding arrangements ahead of the invasion.

On Tuesday, the Iraqi army’s ninth armored division reportedly arrived to boundaries of the town. An army official was quoted on Monday as saying that an army division was ordered to leave Mosul toward Tal Afar within preparations to retake the town, which has been set as the next target of operations after victory was declared in Mosul on July 10.


An important security conference in Baghdad tomorrow



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(Baghdad: Al Furat News) A security conference will be held on Saturday, described as “important” in the capital Baghdad.
He called flags of the Ministry of Interior received the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of the various media to “attend the security conference held by Brigadier General Saad Maan at the headquarters of the Baghdad Operations to present activities very important to the Ministry of Interior and the Baghdad Operations Command at nine and a half on Saturday.”