Barham Saleh is heading to create a new party in Kurdistan opposed to secession

Monday, October 02

Barham Saleh is heading to create a new party in Kurdistan opposed to secession

Former head of the regional government Barham Saleh
Baghdad – Arabs today

The Supreme Council for the Referendum in Kurdistan decided to change its name after welcoming the reference of Ali al-Sistani to the dialogue, while launched in Sulaymaniyah on Sunday opposed to the President of the region Massoud Barzani, and is expected to establish a new party, led by former Prime Minister Barham Salih on Monday.

The Council, which oversaw the referendum and headed by Barzani, called itself the “Leadership Council of the Iraqi Kurds”, after it was expected to be named “Supreme Council for Independence”.The change of name is aimed at easing the signs of secession to begin dialogue with Baghdad, but at the same time confirmed the non-retreat from the results of the referendum.The central government continues to press the region and refuses to engage in dialogue with its leaders until they announce the cancellation of the results.

The Kurdish cities witnessed a slight increase in the prices of fuel and food, after Iran announced its intention to stop the oil trade with the region, and near the government’s receipt of the port of Haj Omran, which Baghdad wants Erbil to hand over, in addition to the port of Ibrahim al-Khalil with Turkey .

The Kurdistan government welcomed the first of Saturday, an initiative for dialogue with Baghdad launched by Vice President Iyad Allawi, but Prime Minister Haider Abadi rejected.He said close to him that he is still in the implementation of procedures for the recovery of land and air ports, in addition to Kirkuk oil in agreement with Ankara and Tehran.He reassured the Kurds that the decision to control revenues was to secure their salaries. “You are first class citizens, we will not allow you any harm and we will share the bread together,” he said. “We defend you and all Iraqis.He stressed that the decision to control revenues is to secure the salaries of employees in all regions of the region, so as not to go to the corrupt funds, and the decision to control the border crossings is not intended to starve the Kurdish people and impose a blockade on it.

In response to Abadi’s statements, the Ministry of Natural Resources in the Kurdistan government announced that Baghdad says that the total salaries of the employees of the region 460 billion Iraqi dinars, and is ready to be disbursed, but the monthly budget of 915 billion dinars, and paid 650 billion dinars per month to employees, Percent of the amount that Baghdad intends to pay, which basically does not recognize the Peshmerga forces, retirees, Asayish (security) and police, whose salaries reach 400 billion dinars a month.It seems that Abadi does not want to collect revenue managed by the Kurdistan government from the outlets and sell oil directly, and will prepare lists of imports and payments, to be presented to parliament.

With the easing of Arbil and its tone and challenges, and the continuation of the reactions of Baghdad described by the Kurdish political circles as violent and unexpected, announced in the city of Sulaymaniyah yesterday, the formation of a political trend, “new generation” to oppose the President of the Territory.The leader of the current Chaswar Abdul Wahid said that Barzani and his party seized power from other parties, and the result was to go to the option of the referendum is not studied, and added: The region was an undeclared state before that, but today is threatened with the loss of all earnings, including border crossings and oil, The character of Barzani and his party.

Barham Salih, who recently resigned from the National Union party, is expected to announce a new party called the Alliance of Justice and Democracy to compete with traditional parties that have harmed the interests of the people of Kurdistan.


Kurdistan region dissolves the referendum council and forms a political leadership to deal with its results


From 2017-10-01 at 19:09 (Baghdad time)

Baghdad Mawazine News

The Supreme Council for the referendum announced on Sunday the launch of talks with the central government in Baghdad and resolved himself to form a political leadership to deal with its results.

A member of the Supreme Council Khalil Ibrahim, in a press statement followed by / Mawazin News /, the functions of the Council “ended” where the formation of “the political leadership of the Kurdish / Iraq,” a political leadership will be the highest in Kurdistan, Islamic Group and the Movement for Change.

He noted that this was “after the completion of a meeting in which the members of the Council changed its name to the Supreme Council for Independence, after completing its tasks related to the referendum of the Kurdistan region.”

The Council appreciated the position of the religious authority represented by the initiative of the supreme authority Ali al-Sistani, revealed by Friday sermon in Karbala, pointing out that “the new political leadership will start talks with Baghdad.”

The Supreme Council for the referendum, which includes all the Kurdish parties except the Islamic Group and the Movement for Change, supervised last month to hold a referendum in Kurdistan.

The meeting was the first after the referendum on Monday, in which 92 percent voted for independence.

The meeting is chaired by Massoud Barzani, President of the Kurdistan Region.

The Kurdish leadership confirmed that the new entity represented by the political leadership will become an advisory council does not issue mandatory decisions are originally from the functions of the Parliament of the region.

She added that the new leadership will be the task of dialogue with the Iraqi government and the international community in an effort to persuade them to referendum and its results.

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Fitch: Iraq’s economy and classification will not be affected by the referendum

Release date: 2017/10/1 22:43 • 90 times read

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agency Fitch Ratings said that the direct economic impact on the credit rating of Iraq will be limited in the near term, in the case of the survival of the status quo between the Baghdad government and the Kurdistan Regional Government.

Fitch pointed out that the referendum in the Kurdistan region shows the continuing political risks of Iraq, and highlights the deep political divisions in Iraq, although it is difficult to predict the repercussions in the short term. ” 

The Agency expected the current status between the governments of Baghdad and the Kurdistan region to the extent of it to a large extent .

Aboul Gheit renews Abadi by telephone Reject referendum and stick to the unity of Iraq (expanded) 

Release date: 2017/10/2 0:13 • 23 times read

(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi received a telephone call from Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit on Sunday.
Abul-Gheit praised the Iraqi victories over the gangs that support terrorism and the liberation of Iraqi lands, pointing out the Arab League’s great interest in the situation in Iraq and the war on calling for the preservation of the unity of the country, a statement from the prime minister’s office said. 

Abul-Gheit reiterated the Arab League’s rejection of the unconstitutional referendum in the Kurdistan region and its adherence to the unity of Iraq. 

“We will not allow disagreements to affect our war against terrorist gangs, where our heroic forces are winning great victories these days and liberating the territories,” he said. 

He added that “what we have done with the Kurdistan region is constitutional and legal procedures for the federal authority to maintain the unity of Iraq and we do not want to punish our citizens in the region.”

Washington ends Barzani’s dreams of secession

Journal October 1, 2017

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The 

United States defied the dreams of the outgoing president of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, of secession from Iraq after criticizing a unilateral referendum, which made Barzani thinking of backing back from the referendum. 

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed last Friday that Washington does not recognize the referendum on independence of Kurdistan, which was held last Monday. 

“The referendum and its results lack legitimacy,” Tillerson said, stressing that his country would continue to support a “unified, democratic and prosperous Iraq.” 

On Sunday, the KRG criticized the State Department for its statement on the referendum on independence, calling on the United States to reconsider it.

The Kurdish people, who supported the United States, particularly in the war against Saddam Hussein and Saddam Hussein, are dismayed by US Secretary of State Rex Terrence’s statement issued Friday. 

The statement added that the United States should have preceded all other countries to respect the decision of Kurdistan for independence, as more than 92% of those who participated in the independence referendum voted yes in a free, transparent and peaceful process. 

“Neither America nor any other country has prevented Baghdad from dealing unconstitutionally and illegally with the Kurdistan region,” the statement said. 

The statement expressed the hope that “the United States will reconsider in the coming days its position and support the legitimate demands of the Kurds in the Kurdistan region and participate in a peaceful dialogue between Erbil and Baghdad to resolve all issues.”

Iraqi forces take the southern axis of Hawija

Journal October 1, 2017

Baghdad – Journal News
The security forces and the popular crowd have taken full control of the southern axis to spend Hawija in Kirkuk.

“The Popular Brigades, the Federal Police and the Rapid Response Division, the 9th Army Armored Division and the Anti-Terrorist Corps with the support of Air Force launched on the third day of the first page of the second phase of the Hawija liberation operations on a large scale and more than the axis of” . 

“It succeeded in taking full control of the southern axis of the judiciary and to achieve further momentum in the south-east and south-west areas of an area of ​​1000 km 2, including the liberation of dozens of villages and the saline airfield.” 

He pointed to “the military control of the fields of Olas and the northern part of the Hamrin mountain range in addition to opening the Zgitun bridge road towards Riyadh Road”

URGENT The liberation of the villages of [Mahmoud Ibrahim, al-Musak and Salman] in Hawija

Editorial date: 2017/10/1 19:03 • 74 times read

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Joint security forces, three villages in the axis of the liberation of Hawija district of the gangs of terrorist da’eef.

A statement issued by the Iraqi Army Information Service received a copy of it saying that “the Salah al-Din and anti-terrorist operations [the Kirkuk-Dhi Qar regiment], brigades 12, 33, 51, 25 and 99, The villages of [Mahmoud Ibrahim – Masjek – Salman] and controlled the mountain range of Makhoul south south of the Tigris River and is still continuing progress. ”

Baghdad operations chief will hold an important conference tomorrow

Release date: 2017/10/1 20:37 • 21 times read

The Baghdad Operations Commander, Major General Jalil al-Rubaie, will hold a conference on Monday as “important.”

The Baghdad operations in a statement received by the agency of all Iraq [where] a copy of it, “the media in the news agencies and satellite channels all to attend the important press conference of the operations commander on Monday at the headquarters of operations Baghdad / Harthy and at ten o’clock in the morning.

Restore airport and 25 new villages of “Dahesh” in Hawija

 Twilight News    

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(Reuters) – Joint forces on Sunday restored an airport and 25 new villages from an al-Hawija organization in Hawija district of Kirkuk province, the leader of the Hawija liberation campaign said.
“The 9th Armored Division, the 2nd Brigade, the 11th, the 42nd, the 56th, the 88th, and the 3rd Brigade Commanders, the federal police, liberated the villages of Al-Raml, Al-Yafar, Al-Al-Hamd, Al-Mansiya, Albukanan, Al-Suwaila, Al-Mashallaj, Suez, Jadidah, Naif al-Salih, and Al-Aseer. ).
He added that the forces also took control of “the northern part of the Hamrin mountain range and the clearing and opening of the Zgitun bridge road towards Riyadh Road.”
He referred to the control of “Al-Fateh Airport (Al-Maleh) and the continuation of a petition with the federal police units on the road of Azerbaijan-Riyadh, as well as the liberation of the oil extraction company in the mountains of Ajil.”