establishing a new party led by the speaker of parliament

 

The establishment of a new party led by the speaker of parliament
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The assembly of the civil assembly for reform (work) held its founding conference on Friday in the capital Baghdad and elected Salim al-Jubouri, speaker of the Iraqi parliament as Secretary-General.

“The members of the Civil Society for Reform discussed a number of important issues related to the internal affairs of the assembly and the Iraqi national arena,” said a statement from the gathering.

“We are taking the first step in our long journey that will bring us together to serve our people, our society, and before that our country and the homeland of Iraq,” said Salim al-Jubouri, secretary-general of the Civil Society for Reform.

He pointed out that “the need to achieve a coherent and strong group that has a common vision and is based on a clear idea, to work in a collective, equal and institutional based on the rules of the internal court.”

Al-Jubouri also pointed out that “we are starting from the principle and sense of responsibility towards a people living in the worst conditions under the remnants of terrorism such as displacement, migration, poverty, unemployment, widespread corruption, lack of services and a clear marginalization of competencies.” All these circumstances can make the task extremely dangerous, Demanding the highest degrees of prestige and sacrifice, dedication and credibility, along with professionalism and accuracy. “

He explained that the Iraqi civil assembly for reform is a conservative democratic party that does not adopt any ideology but rather seeks to develop effective policies in order to develop real solutions to the political, economic and social problems facing the state and the Iraqi people.

“The comprehensive reform process sought by the Iraqi people requires a serious reading of the political arena and the aspirations of the Iraqi people. It also requires careful analysis of what reforms are required, how to achieve them, and the quality of the steps to be taken,” he said.

 

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Sadrist movement of the Kurdish delegation: we do not want any separation

 

Date of release: 2017/8/17 22:38 • 325 times read
[Ayna-Baghdad]
The Sadrist movement, the delegation of the referendum in Kurdistan, which is visiting Baghdad a few days ago for his refusal to “any secession in Iraq,” referring to the referendum on the Kurdistan region to be held on September 25 for independence.
“The head of the political body of the Sadrist movement Karrar al-Khafaji received on Thursday evening the Kurdish political delegation headed by Rose Nuri Shaways at the official headquarters of the body in Baghdad, and during the meeting exchanged views On various security, political, economic and social issues. ”
Al-Khafaji stressed that “the best solution to the outstanding problems between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government is through continuing dialogues and understandings and access to common points between the parties.”
He added that “the political body of the Sadrist movement stands with one strong Iraq and its Kurds and Kurds and different religions and nationalities and affiliations and do not want to separate any part of Iraq, but want to live the Iraqi people from north to south under one banner and enjoy equality and social justice.”
For his part, the head of the Kurdish political delegation expressed respect for the views of the political body Sadr movement by calling for resolving the outstanding issues between the Center and the region through dialogue and understanding, “pointing out that” will discuss this with the presidency of the Kurdistan region. ”

 

The Finance Committee discussed with a number of ministries the State Financial Management Law

 

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Economy News Baghdad:

The Finance Committee announced on Thursday that it had discussed with a number of ministries, including finance and planning, the enactment of the Financial Management Law in line with decentralization.

The Committee said in a press statement received by “Economy News”, it “held an expanded meeting on Thursday in the province of Sulaymaniyah, in the presence of advanced cadres in the ministries of finance and planning and other ministries of the State in addition to the Office of Financial Supervision and representatives of the provinces and a number of experts to discuss the draft law on financial management, Which is expected to be presented to the vote in the coming days. “

She added that “this meeting in implementation of the legislative goals of the House of Representatives and in conjunction with the plan of financial reform and in order to enact a package of laws to improve the reality of financial management in line with the achievement of decentralization.”

 

 

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Cabinet reveals findings of fact-finding commission on violations in Mosul

 

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BAGHDAD – The Office of the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday revealed the results of the fact-finding committee formed to investigate reports that accused some members of the security forces of violations during the liberation of Mosul.

“Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi attaches great importance to following up all the media reports or those issued by international human rights organizations, which include accusations of some members of the Iraqi forces of committing violations against civilians,” spokesman Saad al-Hadithi said in a statement received by Iraq News. .

He added that Abadi “set up a special committee of the prime minister to investigate the facts and gave it full authority in coordination with the ministries and security authorities and the leadership of joint operations in order to identify the facts and take legal action and to refer those who prove their right to these charges to the judiciary.”

He added that “the Commission began its work and scheduled more than twenty reports and a charge on its agenda and began to investigate and verify accurately the information and accusations contained in the report of the magazine Der Spiegel, which included the names of specific accused, and was hosted by the investigation committee set up by the Ministry of the Interior as well as hosting the president and members of the investigative council , And to investigate with the defendants in the arrest and take their statements where they were suspended from work and placed in custody. ”

He explained that “the Commission has conducted a thorough and detailed investigation of the facts and to see all the documents related to the subject matter of its work and follow-up actions taken in this regard by the security authorities concerned, and concluded the investigative committee after the completion of all the fact-finding procedures to the occurrence of violations and clear violations by a number of Members of the Rapid Response Division of the Federal Police, neglecting the recommendations and instructions issued by the Joint Operations Command, and proved to have committed violations against civilians, assaults and death threats. ”

He pointed out that “the Committee supported the decision of the Higher Investigation Committee of the Ministry of the Interior to transfer the accused to the judiciary to take judicial proceedings in accordance with the law against them, and found out that some of the charges contained in the report of Der Spiegel fabricated and inaccurate by mentioning the names of citizens as killed by Members of the Iraqi forces and the results of the Commission’s investigations indicate that they are alive. ” Finished

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The delegation of the Supreme Council for the referendum continues to meet in Baghdad

 

This summary of the fourth day of his visit ….

The delegation of the Supreme Council for the referendum continues to meet in Baghdad

The delegation of the Supreme Council for the Referendum in the Kurdistan Region, which is visiting Baghdad for meetings and meetings there, continued on Thursday for the fourth day in a row.

Saadi Ahmed Bira, a member of the Political Bureau of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and a member of the Kurdistan delegation , said in a press statement that the delegation met with British Ambassador to Baghdad Frank Baker, who assured them that the referendum on the right of self-determination is a legitimate right for the Kurdish people. Affects the course of the war against the Da’ash, which is a priority for all at present. Adding that the war against terrorism is one of the priorities of the Kurdistan Region, and the referendum does not affect the role of the effective region in this war.

He also visited the Kuwaiti ambassador to Baghdad and confirmed his support for the just cause of the Kurds. He said they support any option for the Kurdish people, although he indicated that he would prefer to postpone the referendum to the post-war phase against Da’ash.

He also pointed out that they also met with the President and leadership of the National Congress Party, who affirmed that they are with the right of the Kurdish people, the right of self-determination and the referendum and guarantee the rights of the people of Kurdistan through dialogue and peaceful means. Noting that the delegation stressed that this is precisely what is intended by the people of Kurdistan and his political leadership.

“We also visited the Iraqi Islamic Party, which praised the price of welcoming the region to hundreds of thousands of displaced people from the Sunni areas,” he said, stressing their support for the rights of the people of Kurdistan.

He also referred to the visit of the delegation to a united Iraq (headed by Osama Najafi), referring to the position of the party supporting the referendum, but without the inclusion of the disputed areas (Kurdistan regions outside the administration of the Kurdistan region), indicating their desire to continue dialogue with the Kurdish leadership in this regard.

Saadi Ahmad Bira, also said that the delegation visited the Iraqi Foreign Minister and the head of the reform movement Ibrahim Jaafari and the political bureau of the movement.

The Jaafari, has confirmed that the initiative of the delegation of Kurdistan to visit Baghdad to discuss the issue of the referendum contribute to push the outstanding issues important steps on the road to a solution and reduce the gap between the various parties, adding at a joint news conference with the head of delegation of the Supreme Council for the referendum, Rose Nuri Shaways, The issue of the referendum on independence, a charter that binds all the components of the Iraqi people, the constitution, and insofar as it conforms to the constitution, we have no objection to us. Indicating that some problems need time and dialogue, God willing, we get good results.

For his part, stressed Nuri Shaways, the Kurdistan region to maintain unconditional dialogue to put all existing issues, considering that the only way to solve problems and bring the views and understanding between peoples, whether they are together in one house or neighbors.
Stressing that the right to self-determination is a legitimate and internationally guaranteed right for all peoples, including the Kurdish people.

Saadi Ahmad Bireh referred to the delegation’s visit to the Iraqi Communist Party, saying that they basically supported the right to self-determination.

He also referred to their visit to the Liberation Movement and their discussions with leaders such as the referendum and independence.

The deputy head of the political body in the Sadrist movement, Nassar al-Rubaie, in a joint press conference with Saadi Ahmed Bireh followed the end of the meeting of the delegation of Kurdistan and the political body in the current they believe in resolving the differences between Baghdad and Erbil dialogue, pointing out that the position of the Sadrist movement is with Iraq A strong unified Arab and Kurdish, noting that understanding and dialogue is the way to resolve all differences. Stressing that we are able to resolve all the differences that emerged in the previous phase between Erbil and Baghdad.

While Saadi Ahmed Bireh, the delegation of Kurdistan informed them of the situation facing the people of the Kurdistan Region and the decision to hold the referendum. Referring to the agreement of the two sides to hold an expanded meeting between them.

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Pentagon: Hundreds of millions of dollars handed over to Peshmerga for defiant confrontation

 

17 August, 2017

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The US Defense Department said on Thursday that it had handed over the Kurdish Peshmerga forces since the start of operations against an organization in 2014 to raise hundreds of millions of dollars, as well as providing military support, ammunition and equipment with the consent of the Baghdad government.

In July 2016, the Pentagon signed a memorandum of understanding with the Peshmerga in order to facilitate financial payments to the forces involved in the battle to liberate Mosul, said ministry spokesman Eric Bahon.

The Pentagon believes that cooperation between Baghdad and the KRG is vital to defeat Badash, and that the Pentagon will continue to work with Iraqi partners to facilitate cooperation and defeat the organization, Bahon said.

“Referendum may lead to suspension of aid”

A senior Pentagon official said on Thursday that the United States is moving towards suspending its financial and military assistance to the Peshmerga against the backdrop of a referendum on the independence of the Kurdistan region.

“The ball is now in the court of the region’s leaders, who have to decide what to do,” the official told Al-Hurra, asking not to be named.

The Ministry of Peshmerga ruled out

In turn, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Peshmerga Jabbar Yawar, told the channel “free” that the United States to suspend its assistance to the Kurdish forces in the event of a referendum.

“There is no indication that the United States is going to cut its aid to the Peshmerga forces and we will rule out that,” Yawar said, adding that the US administration “continues to support the Peshmerga with weapons, experts and trainers and help Kurdish military leaders in their fight against terrorism.

It should be noted that the authorities of the autonomous region of Kurdistan in northern Iraq, announced in June 2017 that the referendum on the independence of the territory will take place on 25 September 2017.

Despite the opposition of many internal bodies and the warning of foreign parties of the consequences of non-benign procedure, but the authorities of Kurdistan confirm that they continue to organize the referendum.

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Barzani to America: We understand your concern .. But you have to understand our concern and our decision and the will of our people

Barzani to America: We understand your concern .. But you have to understand our concern and our decision and the will of our people
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The President of the Kurdistan Region Massoud Barzani said the referendum will not affect the war against the organization “da’ash” terrorist and that the region will continue to coordinate with the coalition forces and the Iraqi government in this regard.
He stressed that the political leadership in Kurdistan understands the observations and concerns of the US, but at the same time that it must understand America’s concern and the decision and will of the people of Kurdistan.
In a statement to the head of the Kurdistan Region, Barzani said that Barzani had received in Salahaddin, the capital, the commander of the US Central Command, General Joseph Fotel, and his accompanying delegation, including US Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Soliman and US commander in Iraq General Downsend and the US consul in Arbil. Ken Gross and a number of military advisers in the US military.
The statement pointed out that the commander of the Central Command of US forces highlighted during the meeting on political developments in the region and change in the balance of power, noting in detail the US military and political strategy towards the Middle East and West Asia in the current and future.
The statement added that the meeting witnessed the discussion of the war against the terrorist organization “Da’ash” in Iraq and Syria. The American guest paid tribute to the role of the Peshmerga forces in defeating the terrorist “Da’ash”. He said that the alliance reached the conclusion that the victories in the liberation of Mosul would not have been achieved without coordination with the Peshmerga forces And the Kurdistan Regional Government.
The statement continued that General Fotil in another section of his speech to the visit by the delegation of the Kurdistan region to Baghdad and hoped that the dialogues reach a result and serve stability and resolve all the core issues between Iraq and Kurdistan through positive dialogue.
He pointed out that Barzani said in another section of the meeting in the talk about the war against terrorism that the fight against terrorism is one of the priorities of the Kurdistan Region, indicating that the referendum process will have no impact on the war against “calling” in any form and that Kurdistan is always ready and all Her powers to counter him and defeat him.
He added that to this end the region will continue to coordinate with the coalition forces and the Iraqi government, pointing out that the political leadership in Kurdistan understands the observations and concerns of the United States, but at the same time must understand America’s concern and the decision and will of the people of Kurdistan.

Pentagon security : Peshmerga handed over hundreds of millions .. And cooperation with Baghdad vital

Pentagon: We have handed over the Peshmerga hundreds of millions .. And cooperation with Baghdad vital
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The Peshmerga forces have handed over hundreds of millions of dollars to the Peshmerga forces since the start of operations against the organization in 2014, as well as providing military support, ammunition and equipment with the consent of the Baghdad government.
In July 2016, the Pentagon signed a memorandum of understanding with the Peshmerga in order to facilitate financial payments to the forces involved in the battle to liberate Mosul, said ministry spokesman Eric Bahon.
The Pentagon believes cooperation between Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government is vital to defeat Badash, and the Pentagon will continue to work with Iraqi partners to facilitate cooperation and defeat the organization, Bahon said.

Secretary General of the Iraqi National Congress meets the Kurdish political delegation in Baghdad

 

The Secretary-General of the Iraqi National Congress, Aras Habib Karim, met with the Kurdish political delegation that is visiting Baghdad to discuss a number of outstanding issues.

During the meeting, they discussed the latest developments in the political scene. The delegation also provided a detailed definition of the issue of holding the independence referendum of Kurdistan, and the political vision adopted by it.
For his part, the Secretary-General stressed the need to take the dialogue approach in dealing with sensitive issues, to solve the problems related to the fate of the Iraqi people.

Stressing the importance of bringing together the views of the Kurdish political forces and the federal government, calling for more recommendations and opinions of the religious authority, praising the efforts exerted in this regard.

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National Alliance seeks serious negotiations with the delegation of Kurdistan on the referendum

 

 

By Zuzan Saadoun 25 minutes ago
التحالف الوطني : حل المشاكل العالقة بين أربيل وبغداد سيسهم في تأجيل الاستفتاء
National Alliance: resolving the outstanding problems between Erbil and Baghdad will contribute to the postponement of the referendum

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The MP in the Iraqi parliament, Zana Said, that the National Alliance expressed willingness to enter into serious negotiations with the territorial government on the outstanding issues between the two governments, noting that the coalition see that resolving outstanding problems between Arbil and Baghdad will contribute to the postponement of the referendum of the Kurdistan Region. 

“Said Said to the network Rodaoo media,” The National Alliance wants to discuss the reasons that prompted the territorial government to proceed with the referendum step. “

The deputy of the Kurdistan Islamic Group Zana Said, “The National Alliance expressed its willingness to give way for dialogue on the outstanding problems between the two governments.”

Pointing out that “the coalition see that the talks on the outstanding problems between Erbil and Baghdad will contribute to the postponement of the referendum.”

Said said that “the National Alliance said that there is a defect and lack of commitment to the Constitution in respect of outstanding issues between Arbil and Baghdad.”

The members of the Iraqi National Alliance, which includes most of the Shiite parties in Iraq during their meeting on Wednesday, with the delegation of Kurdistan, which is currently visiting Baghdad, to postpone the date of the referendum on the independence of Kurdistan.

The Shiite alliance demanded to postpone the date of the referendum, but the Kurdistan delegation has announced that the Kurdistan Region is not ready to accept postponement of the referendum date without resolving the outstanding problems between Baghdad and Erbil, and that the discussions and dialogues under the supervision of the United Nations and major countries.

The demands of the Kurds are summarized as “the implementation of Article 140, and the budget and the distribution of salaries of employees in the territory of Kurdistan, and increase the number of Kurdish fighters in the Iraqi forces and other requests, to be implemented in a specific period of time.

The Kurdish delegation added that the announcement of the postponement of the referendum must be by an official letter, and should be submitted to the UN Security Council. The referendum will then be held, which will be at most after the Iraqi elections.

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