Defense Minister arrives in Amman to open Trebil port between Iraq and Jordan

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Defense Minister arrives in Amman to open Trebil port between Iraq and Jordan

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A member of the Anbar Provincial Council, Yahya al-Mohammadi, Saturday, that “the goal of the visit of the Minister of Defense, Irfan Hayali, to Jordan is to open the port of Trebil border on Sunday officially.”

“It is certain that the border port of Trebil will be opened after a long waiting period of more than three years. Defense Minister Irfan al-Hayali will announce his official reopening on Sunday after his arrival in the Jordanian capital Amman,” he said in an interview with Sky Press. .

He added that “the port will open to the security companies to carry out their duties, which is expected to sign the contract with them during this week to secure the international road to trade with Jordan.”

Al-Mohammadi pointed out that “the road is currently secured to the military artillery and linked directly from Baghdad to Trebil and that repeated calls from the Jordanian side and the American government to the Iraqi urgency to open it prompted Baghdad to speed up its rehabilitation and declaration of opening before Eid al-Adha.”

Prominent Shiite figures challenge Iranian clout in Iraq

 

 

August 20 2017 12:23 AM
Prominent Shiite figures challenge Iranian clout in Iraq
Prominent Shiite figures challenge Iranian clout in Iraq

Recently, Iraq’s prominent Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr paid important visits to Saudi Arabia and UAE. He is also preparing for an imminent visit to Egypt. Other outstanding Shiite figures now adopt al-Sadr’s situation seeking powerful ties with the Arab world. This shows a Shiite confrontation of Iranian dominance in Iraq.

 

 

According to analysts, Shiite figures realized that the division of Iraq by Iran and its militias would extremely harm their country.

Iraqi gains

 

Following al-Sadr’s visit to Riyadh, the kingdom announced the opening of a consulate in the city of Najaf, where Sadr is living.

 

The move was approved by Iraq’s most prominent Shiite cleric, Ali al-Sistani, which means that he agrees to such openness as he had previously called on several occasions.

Sadr’s visits to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were harshly criticized by Iran. Tasnim news agency, which is close to Iranian authorities, considered them a betrayal of the Yemeni people, who have been fighting the Saudis for more than a year.

 

Tasnim accused the Saudi side of exploiting the Sadrist movement and looking for outlets for influence in the Iraqi arena.

A visit to Egypt was also announced soon, as well as a series of visits by high-level Iraqi officials to Saudi Arabia.

 

Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi’s criticism of the military factions loyal to Iran has increased and he has been accused of breaking the law and failing to submit to the authority of the Iraqi state.

 

 

Iran’s associates have a history of involvement in corruption in the country.

 

Former Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who has very good relations with the Iranian regime and Ayatollah Khamenei is a clear example of this corruption.

 

For its part, Iran seeks to correct the situation and maintain its gains in Iraq through its agents and also through the conclusion of agreements between the two countries in favor of their national interests.

 

Iran held a security agreement with Iraqi Defense Minister Irfan al-Hayali during his visit to Iran on July 23. The agreement was signed on an unconventional diplomatic speed, as preliminary talks were not held between experts and specialists from both countries.

 

This indicates Iran’s attempts to strengthen its military and security roles in Iraq in response to the Iraqi rapprochement with the Sunni Arab axis.

More projects

Saudi Arabia is trying to provide aid to Iraq and make the Iraqi side pragmatically inclined, regardless of sectarian differences.

 

Iraqi Oil Minister, Jabbar al-Luaibi, said after his return from Saudi Arabia on August 15 that “the Saudi side stressed the importance of expediting the activation of the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Committee to accelerate the implementation of a series of agreements in the fields of oil, energy, industry, Trade, banks, banks, joint ventures and others. ”

The Saudi cabinet announced on 14 August the establishment of the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council to implement the agreements concluded during the successive visits of Iraqi officials in recent weeks.

“The Kingdom will establish a number of health and humanitarian projects at its expense, including the establishment of hospitals in Baghdad and Basra and the allocation of a number of fellowships in Saudi universities and the opening of border crossings and the establishment of free zones for commercial exchange.”

If Saudi Arabia succeeds in implementing its economic projects in Iraq, this will further marginalize the Iranian dominance in Iraq.Since 2003, Iran has never established projects in Iraq.

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National Alliance: We called for postponement of the referendum and the launch of dialogue to reach new agreements between Arbil and Baghdad

By Azad Jamkari 3 hours ago

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Kurdistan Alliance 
official said on Saturday that his coalition called on the Kurdish delegation to postpone the referendum and start a serious dialogue to reach agreements between the Kurdistan Region and Baghdad.
“Zaidi said in an interview with the network Roudao media,” The National Alliance Met with the Kurdistan delegation to Baghdad, and agreed with him that each party submit a working paper and are discussing the two papers to reach the issuance of a single joint paper to implement the demands and resolve the crisis between the Kurdistan Region and Baghdad ” 
He added that” the Iraqi National Alliance prepared a paper previously talked about the Constitution and the issue of oil And The salaries of the Peshmerga and the staff and put solutions to the crisis ” 
He also explained that” the Kurdish delegation has high flexibility and serious and enter the issues directly in his meetings. ”
He pointed out that “the National Alliance spoke deeply with America, the European Union and the United Nations and found that they reject the referendum because it harms the unity of Iraq.” 
As confirmed by the Kurdish file in the Iraqi National Alliance, that “we asked the delegation of Kurdistan to postpone the referendum and start a serious dialogue to reach agreements.” 

 

On Monday, 14-8-2017, a high-level delegation from the Kurdistan Region arrived in the Iraqi capital Baghdad to discuss the issue of holding an independence referendum with federal government officials and holding its first meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, followed by meetings and meetings with a number of ambassadors. States, personalities and political blocs in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. 

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Abadi announces the start of the restoration of Tal Afar

By Azad Jamkari 19 minutes ago

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Roudao – Erbil , 

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al – Abadi, on Sunday, the start of military operations to restore the city of Tal Afar, another largest strongholds of the “Islamic state”, Daesh in Nineveh province. “Here are the heroes preparing to liberate Tal Afar,” Abadi said in a televised statement. “I tell her that there is no choice but to surrender or kill.” “I salute all the factions that are now preparing to liberate Tal Afar from the army, the anti-terror apparatus, the federal police, the popular crowd and the local police. They are backed by the army, air force, medical and engineering support and all other support.” The military information cell, announced on Saturday, that “air force planes dropped hundreds of thousands of publications on the center of Tal Afar,” explaining that “these publications included recommendations for citizens.” 

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Commander of the Armed Forces Haider al-Abadi announces the start of the liberation of Tal Afar


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Iraqi aircraft receive warning leaflets over the city of Tal Afar

By Rudao 4 minutes ago

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Iraqi aircraft receive warning leaflets over the city of Tal Afar

One of the leaflets thrown in Tal Afar

Roudao – Erbil 
The Military Information Cell announced Saturday that air force planes dropped hundreds of thousands of leaflets on the Tal Afar center. 
The cell said in a statement that “air force planes dropped a few thousands of publications on the center of Tal Afar district,” explaining that “these publications included several recommendations for the children of the judiciary.” 
“Your enemy ended up in Mosul between a dead man, a fugitive and a murderer, and the armed forces, celebrating the victory over ignorance and backwardness of the da’ashi, moved some of their lives to Tal Afar.” 
She pointed out that “the next battle will be critical to liberate the judiciary and rid it of the evil plagued by Iraq,” calling on the people of Tal Afar to “equip themselves from now, the battle is near and victory is coming.”

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A member of the delegation of the Supreme Council for Referendum in Baghdad said on Saturday that all parties informed the delegation that the referendum is a right of the Kurds, but its timing is not appropriate. 

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During the meetings held in Baghdad, the delegation insisted that the referendum would take place on time as it was their right. 

It added that the Iraqi parties also say that the referendum is the right of the Kurds, but its timing is not appropriate, pointing out that it stoked the war “and” and the economic situation in Iraq as reasons for the request for postponement. 

Dakhil added that the Kurds no longer have confidence in the agreements and the implementation of their demands, so they believe it is necessary to have an international party to monitor the implementation of the agreements so as not to evade them Baghdad, as she put it.

In response to a question on the Kurdish proposal that the entry of America in the process as an observer, Dakhil replied that the delegation is still in the process of holding meetings and will hold a meeting tomorrow with a committee formed by the National Alliance to follow up the subject of the referendum. 

She explained that the delegation seeks to reach results satisfactory to the two sides, pointing out that the dialogues are continuing to achieve a complete result, as she put it

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A page close to him: Sadr asks his supporters to stay silent for three days and invites them to wait for orders

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A close page of the leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr called on his supporters to remain silent for three days, saying that the matter came at the request of the official and invited them to wait for orders.
“Yes, you defended your leader as much as you could and what you own,” said Mohammed Saleh al-Iraqi, who is known for being close to the leader of the Sadrist movement. “Your demonstrations were glorious for the free speech and you rejected the hateful voices. Thank you.”
“Now your leader asks his fans to keep calm and silence for three days in all social networking sites and not to publish at all except for the utmost necessity and to remain calm about the elections until they issue orders and decisions directly from him and leave the gossip in all aspects of life and do not quarrel and disagree and do not divide and unite Your ranks and do not confuse the enemy with you and your leader. ”
He said, “Please, please abide by the orders, please, pray and love for your country, please, and you will not lose your leader … and when it is regrettable, oh God, I have reached .. Oh God, I have reached … Oh God, I have reached .. Oh God.

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Leading Sadrist: Iran has no right to criticize Sadr’s regional activities

 

 

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The leader of the Sadrist movement, Amir Kanani, on Saturday, the Iranian press reports saw in the Saudi initiative to reconstruct the liberated areas “a deceptive attempt.”

“This talk is part of the campaign and criticisms against the leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr, and we do not care about it,” Kanani said in an exclusive interview with Baghdad today.

He added that “visits by the leader of the Sadrist movement, to the neighboring countries and the region, an internal affair is not entitled to any external party to talk about.”

He added that “Iran is not interested in what he did, and what will be done later, fraternal visits to some Arab countries,” they returned “talk about this matter internal.”

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The head of the Turkmen Front calls for dialogue to reach a joint coordination between Kurds and Turkmen

 

By Rudao 15 minutes ago

Ruudau – Erbil

The head of the Iraqi Turkmen Front, Arshad Salehi, said that we would like to have more dialogue to reach a common coordination on the issues that are important for the Kurdish and Turkmen peoples.

Salhi held a joint press conference with a member of the visiting Kurdish delegation to the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, Saadi Ahmed Bireh.

Salhi said, “The Turkmen Front received the visiting Kurdish delegation to Baghdad and we are clear with him the total issues and relations between the Kurds and Turkmen.”

“We had a painful past and the next future must be productive for all, and the other should not cancel the identity of the other side,” he said.

He also stressed the head of the Iraqi Turkmen Front, that “we would like to have more dialogue to reach a common coordination on issues important for the Kurdish and Turkmen people.”

And on the referendum to be held in the Kurdistan Region on the twenty-fifth of September next, said Salhi, “We expressed our position on the referendum to be held in the Kurdistan Region and expressed our rejection, especially in areas outside the administration of the region, but we hope there will be positive results from the visit of the Kurdistan delegation To Baghdad. “

For his part, said Saadi Ahmed Bireh, “The delegation of Kurdistan held a series of meetings with the Iraqi parties and diplomatic bodies in Baghdad.”

Adding that “all parties stressed the right of the Kurdish people to determine their fate and determine their fate, but there were some reservations on the date of the referendum.”

Bira pointed out that “our visit to Baghdad is not to inform the parties on the referendum, but we are here for dialogue and discussion with the brothers in the Iraqi parties, whether they are Sunnis or Shiites or Turkmen.”

He explained that “our dialogues in Baghdad are not on the basis of postponement and no alternative to the referendum, but the dialogue is open with everyone.”

On Monday, 14-8-2017, a high-level delegation from the Kurdistan Region arrived in the Iraqi capital Baghdad to discuss the issue of holding an independence referendum with federal government officials and holding its first meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, followed by meetings and meetings with a number of ambassadors. States, personalities and political blocs in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

Translation and editing: Azad Jumkari

 

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