Abadi: Before the end of the year the entire country will be under government control

29/10/2017 12:00 am

During an interview with American news organizations
Nabih Pulse / The Los Angeles Times Translation / Anis Saffar

Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi reiterated the position of the central government rejecting the Kurdish referendum, stressing in a meeting held by three US news organizations (Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times) that the disputed areas should be under the control of the federal state as stipulated by the Iraqi Constitution, Said that Iraq is determined to build a parallel economy based on other aspects. He pointed out that the only way that we can from solid economic construction is to cooperate with other countries and regional and global openness to all countries.

The meeting also said that although he presided over the battlefield to defeat al-Abadi, Abadi remained committed to a moderate, neutral course in his country from being dragged into regional conflicts even while dealing with the arch-enemies of the United States and Iran.
Q: How many US troops are there? How long do you expect their survival to last after the battle is nearing completion and under what conditions? Also, what jobs do you think they can perform in the future?
The number of American soldiers peaked at the time of the battle to liberate Mosul, which, I believe, was 5200 soldiers, but they are now beginning to reduce these forces.
Their current role is training, logistical support and providing air cover for our troops. We will conclude this task by liberating western Anbar and securing the Iraqi-Syrian border. When this is done, there will be no need for air cover in the future, but the need will continue in the other three basic aspects, namely logistical support, training and intelligence cooperation.
However, it is important to follow up on the matter militarily even after defeating the “fear” of our fear of the transfer of some of their fighters to other countries, we know that they are spreading and will cause problems elsewhere, and it is not in our interest or the interest of other countries in the region to bring the terrorists back together.
It is unfortunate that some countries believe that they can separate their security from the security of others, but we have to work with our friends in the United States and elsewhere to eliminate this terrorism. We are able to do so.
Q: Last week Iraqi forces advanced in northern Iraq to try to re-establish control of areas that both Baghdad and the Kurdish autonomous region claim to be returning to. The move followed Barzani’s controversial referendum on independence in September. What is the point at which Iraqi forces will stop in your view? Has this military operation ended or is it still ongoing?
We have said it publicly since the call was made for the referendum in the Kurdistan region and we told them that we are the sons of one country, so you should not draw a line and then say, “We will protect this line with blood.” This is not your right.
Our country has a lot of feelings of transgression, and we must try to repair the relations between the different groups and factions. Hence, the timing of the referendum was wrong. Rather, the main mistake is to take a unilateral decision and then declare the intention to secede and forcefully impose borders.
I honestly say that I myself am not a fan of these borders, which were set 100 years ago and then imposed on the entire region. I remember that we always taught at school that this was an imperialist plan. But 100 years have passed and people have organized their lives on the basis of these limits. If you intend to change it forcefully and forcefully, it will cause bloodshed, and this could lead to the dismantling of the entire region.
We are currently more willing to avoid confrontation. Our demand is clear: the disputed areas must be under the control of the federal state as stipulated by the Iraqi constitution.
Q: We have seen moves to open relations with Saudi Arabia, such as the establishment of the Saudi-Iraqi Coordinating Council and so on. How will this affect the other friendly country, Iran? Has Iraq emerged as a mediator between the two countries? How will you be able to balance these two forces together?
We have good relations with everyone, but our role is not mediator. Iraq urgently needs investment. Over the last 50 years, unfortunately, our country relied on oil, which remained about 90 percent of the income. So we have to build a parallel economy that depends on other aspects, and the only way we can build is to cooperate with other countries.
We have to have strong relations with nations rather than governments only. The bad relations between governments are that leaders may disagree with each other sometimes for personal reasons, and this would undermine the whole relationship. But when the strength of the relationship comes across a level of cooperation that touches the interests of people in both countries it becomes very difficult to sabotage that relationship.
Q: I would like to know your view of the popular mobilization forces, and are you thinking about dissolving these forces in any way, or are you considering integrating them more with the police and the army? Let me first understand that there has been a bad relationship between the United States and Iran since the 1979 revolution, and this is not something of our making. But what we say to all, including our Iranian and American neighbors, who have been friends with us in supporting us in our fight against Da’ash, is that we welcome your support and we love to work with all of you, but we hope you do not carry your problems to Iraq. We must not afford the price of bad relations
among others.
The popular mobilization forces must become a professional force subject to the order of the Iraqi government, which owes loyalty only to the official Iraqi institutions, rather than political parties or any force from outside Iraq.
Q: Will Iraq be ready for the elections (to be held in April)?
Between 2005 and 2006, the elections were held under the most severe of these conditions. At that time, large parts of the country were under the control of terrorists, but the elections took place nonetheless. So I think we are now in a much better position, and by the end of this year the whole country will be under the control of the Iraqi government and elections will be possible.
Q: What is the status of Iraqi democracy? How credible is democracy in this country?
It’s a big question. The “Arab Spring” was supposed to be a democratic move, but ended up creating chaos in the Arab region. There are those who are struggling to send the wrong message to the region that democracy is a curse on them.
I think we should work together to open up a wider area for the people to say their word.I know democracy is surrounded by dangers, not only in Iraq but everywhere in the world.This may sound like a philosophy, but I feel a strong sense, especially after we have seen what terrorism can do.
One has to involve others in the decision-making process, and that is what we are trying to achieve here.
We are continuing to win over the terrorists who wanted to find a division in our society, but the real victory would be to dismantle what they did through our work together. I am proud of the diversity of Iraqi society, this is our strength. This is our heritage and our heritage, so we have to protect it and hope that others in the region will witness



Our forces have surrounded the terrorists in al-Qaim and Rawa

29/10/2017 12:00 am

The International Coalition: Al-Mawash are broken and have lost the ability to fight
Baghdad / Al-Sabah

“We have narrowed the ranks of our forces rushing from several axes to secure the border with Syria .. Duck on the remnants of a terrorist in the last stronghold of the cities of Rawa and the besieged camper .. After the liberation of dozens of kilometers towards their centers, including control of many areas and vital goals. While the spokesman of the International Alliance said that the people lost the desire and the ability to fight because of the deterioration of morale.
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Yesterday, as reported by the Military Information Cell, the commander of the liberation operations in western Anbar, Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Yarallah .. Completion of the pieces of the leadership of the operations of the island and the tribal crowd to liberate the villages of freak and end, Amari and Dazali and Rtajh and loyal west of Rawa after the escape of terrorists and control of the bridge and the Khor station Al Qaim Train Station, Rail Repair Factory, Al Qaim Electrical Station, Akkaz Gas Station and the Project Area, with our heroic units continuing to progress towards their targets. He also said that the brigade’s 26 brigades have completed their duty in the Akashat-Qaim axis after liberating 43 km of the road linking the two cities and clearing an area of ​​more than 300 square kilometers of waste. Terrorists.
In a statement, the F16 said that Iraqi F-16 fighter jets fired eight air strikes at important targets of Ra’wa and Al-Qaim, which resulted in the destruction of a hardware store, two gang buildings and four dens, and targeted a compound of its terrorists, destroying a warehouse of explosives and damaging large quantities of weapons, Of the terrorists were inside. Position axes progress  deputy chief of the popular crowd Abu Mahdi engineer, explained that the axes four for the launch of our forces in the liberation ofRawa operations based far west of Anbar, which border the Syrian border has seen significant progress, indicating that the axis point of President northwest of Akashat cut more than 60 km, and in The second axis was moved from the east of Akashat towards the border with Syria within the areas of North Rutba, pointing out that the northern axis, which is divided into two sub-axes towards the river and the railway line, where the liberation of about 30 km. The engineer said that our forces on all axes are working on two tasks, the first to liberate the desert west of Anbar and besieging the province of Qaim in full in preparation for the storm. While the leader of the popular crowd, Hassan al-Sari said that the next few hours will see the storming of the city of Al-Qaim after it was completely surrounded, recalling that in the early morning hours of dawn last Thursday, troops from the army and the popular crowd and Gari tribes of Anbar on several axes to achieve a record free time It is located on the Euphrates River and open to the desert of Nineveh and Anbar provinces. It is the last stronghold of these gangs. It has more than 1,600 terrorists, but it is broken. On the opposite side of the border, the Syrian army is pursuing the terrorists in the area of ​​Al-Baw Kamal. This contributes greatly to the closure of the border and prevents these evaders from infiltrating into the city of Qaim. The alarm in the confusion of the intelligence of the popular crowd, confirmed the monitoring of a clear confusion among leaders and elements advocated because of the rapid progress of the forces involved in the operations of the liberation of Al-Qaim and Rawa. Pointing out that these terrorist leaders appealed to the broken elements through appeals for the need to (stability) in the villages adjacent to the vicinity of the two cities. This is also confirmed by the spokesman of the International Coalition Col. Ryan Dillon, saying: The elements of the terrorist organization did not fight to death as they did in Mosul. Pointing out that the booster strengthens his defenses in an area on the border between Syria and Iraq, in preparation for attacks by the forces of the two countries seeking to expel him from the last strongholds. Pointing out that “the leadership of the organization moved to Albuqmal from the towns of the depth of Syria,” pointing out that the elements of the organization are now completely different from their peers who fought in the period leading up to the battle of Mosul, “noting that” we have not seen fighting to death such as we saw in Mosul and I think that it is mostly due to their morale. ” on the outskirts of the existing  media body popular crowd, he pointed out that the cuts in all denominations resumed and support from the Iraqi army aviation operations for thethird consecutive liberalization based operations for the day and Rawa down to the Iraqi -Syrian border, where Maj . Gen. atheist forces destroyed Ten popular crowd touchQuality of a blanket of army aviation, on Saturday, two car bombs gangs Daesh near Qaim spend the center tried to block the advance of our troops on the outskirts  of thecity. He announced a statement issued to notify the Commission that the popular crowd forces liberated the pastures of the seventy station on the south of the existing axis, having managed to detonate a car bomb Led by a suicide bomber who tried to block the advance of the pieces The statement said that the forces of the brigade itself liberated 30 kilometers from the desert of western Anbar and thus completed its tasks, achieving all the objectives assigned within this phase of the liberation of the district based on the plan drawn by the Joint Operations Command.






Scoop 24 / Baghdad

A source close to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the commander-in-chief of the armed forces will announce the next few hours to eliminate the preacher of the terrorist in Iraq.

The source added that the fighting in Rawa and al-Qaim is about to be resolved after the joint forces in the liberation of those areas, which are the last sanctuaries in Iraq.

The source added that the mere announcement of the liberation of Rawa and Al-Qaim will declare the Prime Minister an end to an urgent in Iraq and this is in the coming hours.


Urgent .. After hours, “Barzani” recognizes the presidency of the province of the family Barzani family

28-10-2017 11:41 PM

The Euphrates –
Sources close to the news that the news of the Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani, which will be delivered by the President of the Parliament of Kurdistan, Yusuf Mohammed, will announce Barzani step down from his post .. Sources confirmed that the nomination of Najirvan Barzani for the post in accordance with all the parliamentary blocs and the distribution of important posts sensitive to the sons of Barzani delighted And Mansour.


Who is Nechirvan Barzani:

Barzani was elected as the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government in June 2014. Mr. Barzani assumed the chairmanship of the five groups from 2006 to 2009 and the seventh group from 2012 until 2014, where he played a leading and important role in many strategic developments in the Kurdistan Region.
Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani was born in 1966 in the mountain village of Barzan. A grandson of the legendary Kurdish leader and founder of the Kurdistan Democratic Party Mustafa Barzani. His father Idris Barzani, who was one of the most prominent leaders in the Kurdistan Democratic Party and spent his life struggling for the rights of the Kurdish people.
In 1975, Barzani and his family, along with tens of thousands of Iraqi Kurds, went to Iran in search of safety and getting rid of the persecution of the former Baathist regime in Iraq. Mr. Najirvan Barzani has been a political activist in the Kurdish liberation movement since the beginning of his youth and participated in political affairs and progressed rapidly in the ranks of the Kurdistan Democratic Party. He was nominated at the 10th Congress in 1989 for membership of the Political Bureau of the Kurdistan Democratic Party In subsequent conferences of the party.
In 1996, he served as Deputy Prime Minister of the KRG, formed after the 1992 general elections in the region. In 1999, he was appointed Prime Minister. In March 2006, he was appointed as head of the fifth group of the Kurdistan Regional Government, the first unit of the Kurdistan Regional Government. Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, meanwhile, served as deputy chairman of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP).
In his capacity as President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Mr. Nezirvan Barzani played a leading role, taking a number of strategic initiatives within the framework of an active program aimed at improving the level of living and welfare of the society and his interest in the economic issues in the Kurdistan Region, including following the policy of natural resources development and strengthening political and economic relations with neighboring countries The international community, the strengthening of the local economy and foreign patronage, the defense of women’s rights, the development and strengthening of the process of education and higher education, and the reconstruction of the infrastructure of the Kurdistan Region. Especially the electricity grid, water resources management, housing, roads and bridges. Mr. Nezhirvan Barzani is widely regarded as a key architect in the success of the Kurdistan Region, during his continuous efforts to achieve the government’s social, political and economic visions aimed at improving the living standards of citizens in the region, as well as relations with Turkey and the Kurdistan Region’s oil and gas policy.
Mr. Nejirvan Barzani is married to Mrs. Nabila Barzani. They have five children; two daughters and three children. He speaks Kurdish, Farsi and English fluently. He speaks Arabic well and loves Kurdish and Persian poetry and literature.

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Al-Ghad Press” is unique in revealing Barzani’s message to the Kurdistan parliament

Iraq News Now 21:51 Last updated

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Tomorrow Press / Salah Papin: 

President of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan bloc in the Parliament of Kurdistan Dler Maota revealed, on Saturday evening, demanding for the President of Kurdistan , Massoud Barzani , to freeze all his powers by the parliament.

“Barzani said in his letter sent today to the parliament to freeze all its powers from Sunday until the holding of the next elections,” he said, adding that “all Barzani’s powers will be frozen tomorrow by Parliament.” 

He pointed out that “Barzani also asked in his letter to transfer his powers to the legislative, executive and judicial authorities in the region,” noting that “the parliament will have a draft law to read the message and transfer powers to the three authorities in Kurdistan.” 

He added that “the parliament will vote tomorrow on how to distribute the powers of the President of the Territory to the three authorities.” 

Mouti called for “the participation of all blocs in the meeting on Sunday and that this opportunity to activate the parliament and be able to issue laws and deal with all problems in the region


Kurdish deputy likely to include Barzani’s paper resignation and freeze the position of the presidency of the region

Release date: 2017/10/28 22:22 • 150 times read

Kurdish deputy likely to include Barzani’s paper resignation and freeze the position of the presidency of the region

(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) Member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan MP Rankin Abdullah suggested that the paper includes the head of the Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani resignation and freeze the position of the presidency of the region.
“The resignation of Massoud Barzani and the freezing of the presidential institution will depend on the Kurdish parties and the foreign opinions in the region, and the picture is still vague on his paper, 

” she said during a program that is now on the screen of Al-Furat satellite channel. The presidency of the province means that there is no one to replace him. ” 

The head of the Kurdistan region of Iraq, outgoing outgoing Massoud Barzani, a letter to the presidency of the Parliament of the region 

A source in the Kurdish parliament,” The content of the message Barzani, will be revealed in the meeting tomorrow, ” 

He added,” The message Barzani Will be filtered In tomorrow ‘s meeting. ” 
It is scheduled to hold the Iraqi Kurdistan region ‘s parliament on Sunday after its regular twice postponed.


Al-Fawadi: The Peshmerga is preparing to march back and hand over its headquarters to the federal forces

Release date: 2017/10/28 20:55 • 1036 times read

(Baghdad: al-Furat News) Revealed MP for the National Alliance Haider al-Fawadi on the unloading of military barracks of the Peshmerga and handed over to the federal forces.

“The Peshmerga forces are now working to disperse the military barracks in all the disputed areas and hand them over to the federal forces,” Fawadi told AFP. 

“The government is serious about activating these decisions and extending the authority of Iraq throughout its territory,” he said. 

He pointed out that “the federal government is serious about imposing its hegemony over all Iraqi territory, where it sent a technical team specialized to extend its influence in all parts of Iraq,” noting that “the negotiating delegation starts from the position of force is the Constitution, and the next hours will prove this.” 


Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament discusses with Hiro Talabani recent developments in the region

 News Now 20:44 Last updated
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head of the Parliament of the Kurdistan region Yusuf Mohammed, on Saturday, with a member of the Political Bureau of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Hiro Ibrahim Ahmed latest developments in the region, especially in the Kurdistan Region 

According to a statement published by the Kurdistan National Union and translated by “Kurdish Press” Kurdish: “The President of the Parliament of Kurdistan, Yusuf Mohammed, a visit to Hirau Ibrahim Ahmed, offering condolences to the death of the late Iraqi President Jalal Talabani,” stressing that “the two parties discussed the tense bilateral relations between the Government of the Territory And the federal government as well as the unification of efforts to calm the situation and work to create an appropriate political atmosphere for dialogue to address outstanding issues between the parties 

The statement added that “the two parties touched on the political situation in the Kurdistan region and its impact on the lives of citizens.” 

For her part, , According to the statement that “harmony and unity of the Kurdish ranks and political parties and address the political and legal problems through dialogue pave the way for victory and to pass the current stage and the current situation.”


Barzani will leave the chair soon

2017-10-28T17: 05: 28Z


Massoud Barzani


Reuters) – Iraqi President Massoud Barzani will not extend his term after November 1, a Turkish official said on Saturday.

The Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Kurdistan Jaafar Iminki, Barzani will remain a national reference to Iraqi Kurdistan, even after the end of his mandate.
This comes after Barzani, the parliament of the region handed a letter to read in Sunday’s session.
The Kurdish sources have confirmed that the legal period of President Barzani’s term will end by the end of October, and does not want to extend, or run for another presidential session.
Earlier this October, the opposition Movement for Change, which is based in Sulaymaniyah in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, called for the resignation of Massoud Barzani, as demanded the abolition of the law of the presidency of the region and the dissolution of his presidency, and broadcast the parliamentary system instead of the presidency.