The White House: President Trump has not made his final decision on beating the Syrian regime

‘All options available’ …


11/04/2018 – 23:21

Middle east

The White House said President Donald Trump had not made his final decision on the military strike against the Syrian regime.

“All options are on the table with regard to Syria,” he said in a statement.

Sarah Sanders, a White House spokeswoman, said Trump had not set a timetable for action in Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack.

She stressed that the US president has a number of options besides the military option, and that all options are still on the table and he assesses how to respond.

Trump blamed Russia and Syria for the chemical attack, and denied that his comments on Twitter had caused any trouble.

Trump said earlier on Wednesday in his Twitter account that his administration would strike Syria with “new and smart missiles.”

Trump added that “Russia must prepare for the missiles coming to Syria,” stressing that «Moscow should not be an animal partner (Syrian President Bashar al-Assad) kills his people with gas and enjoy the act».

United Nations opens the Terrorism Prevention Branch in Baghdad in coordination with the Iraqi government

12/4/2018 12:00 am

Baghdad / follow-up morning

The United Nations Mission in Iraq opened a branch of terrorism prevention in Baghdad in coordination with the Iraqi government.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, representatives of the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a collection of diplomatic missions operating in Baghdad.

The Deputy Prime Minister of the Office of Prime Minister Nofal Abu Shun said the Iraqi government launched a package of parallel practical measures in the material, humanitarian and security fields to achieve the great opportunities awaiting Iraq after defeating an organization advocating in all areas of Iraq. For his part, the President of the Supreme Judicial Council Judge Faik Zeidan, In Baghdad, the trial of foreign terrorists, referring to the efforts of the judiciary in Baghdad and Mosul and other provinces, despite the difficulties in completing the investigation of a large number of terrorists amounted to about 11 thousand accused.

In a speech on behalf of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s envoy to Iraq, Jan Kubic, he stressed the continued support of the United Nations for Iraq in the political, sovereign, humanitarian, environmental and women’s empowerment areas, as well as Iraq’s security assistance through the opening of the branch in Baghdad. The support comes in conjunction with the new Iraqi vision to promote stability in the cities, and to stop the violence and problems that Iraq has experienced.

The Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Crime and Terrorism (Yuri Fedotov) expressed his pleasure to work with Iraq to end the terrorism phase of capacity-building and the security system and the supremacy of the government’s power over the liberated areas.

The deputy head of Japan’s mission in Iraq, Akira Indo, stressed Japan’s continued support for the Iraqi government and people to be more secure and stable.

The regional representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in the Middle East and North Africa, Christina Albertin, concluded the ceremony with a speech warning against the dangers of terrorist threats, pointing to the absence of a country immune to terrorism, as well as the existence of terrorists in many areas of the Middle East. Iraq is a victim of terrorism in the region, and terrorism is using technology, chemicals, human trafficking and kidnapping, expressing gratitude to the governments of Japan and Denmark for supporting the efforts to open the branch in Baghdad.

Abadi’s policy to open files of corruption “serious” “regardless of date”

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Shivak News / Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Wednesday chaired the meeting of the Supreme Council for Combating Corruption.

At the beginning of the meeting, Abadi stressed the need to pay attention to the investigative evidence in the files of corruption, reflecting the accuracy in following up the issues and the prosecution of all files of corruption, regardless of the date of receipt.

The council discussed “serious” corruption cases that have been investigated and referred to the judiciary, and those responsible have been prosecuted.

Abadi stressed the importance of drafting a general framework for the management of inspection work in Iraq to ensure the performance of the offices inspectors inspectors their role legally defined in ministries, governorates and other bodies.

The Council discussed its agenda and adopted a set of resolutions. It also reviewed the work of the National Committee of Experts to follow up the files that were reviewed and submitted to the judicial bodies.

Abadi stressed the importance of following up all issues related to corruption and reporting on them and focusing on the major corruption crimes that led to the theft of public money.

close to Abadi reveals the government’s position on Iraq the Syrian crisis and threats of tarmac


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A source close to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Wednesday the government’s stance on the Syrian crisis and threats by US President Donald Trump to strike the Syrian regime.

The source told Ashqaf News that “the Iraqi government will take a policy of self-distancing in this crisis, and it supports a peaceful solution and focuses on the end of the organization is calling.”

“Iraq is now on the alert, not to intervene in the war, but it is excluded, but to secure its borders, and this is part of the priorities of the commander-in-chief of the armed forces.”

And on the prevention of the involvement of Iraqi internal parties in this crisis, the source continued that “the official position and the forces follow the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, and any individual positions of those who are on the Syrian territory of the Iraqi parties does not represent the position of the Iraqi government.”

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to strike smart missiles at Syria in retaliation for the chemical bombardment of the eastern city of Douma.


Barzani discusses the balance of Kurdistan with Iraqi officials … Washington welcomes the dialogue between Arbil and Baghdad

Apr 12, 2018

Baghdad «Al-Quds Al-Arabi»: is scheduled to visit a delegation of senior government of Kurdistan, the capital Baghdad, soon, to discuss the outstanding issues between the parties.
“The delegation will be headed by Nechirvan Barzani, head of the Kurdistan Regional Government, and Qubad Talabani, deputy head of the Kurdistan Regional Government, and the membership of a number of ministers,” said Samir Hawrami, media secretary of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s vice president.
He added that «the delegation will discuss with officials in the federal government, the outstanding issues between Baghdad and Erbil, in addition to that the discussion of the budget issue will be one of the objectives of the delegation’s visit».
The press news reported during the last period close to the arrival of Arbil and Baghdad, an agreement to export 250 thousand barrels of oil produced in the fields of Kirkuk through the pipeline to the Kurdish port of Ceyhan, Turkey, for sale by the company «Sumo», for the sale and marketing of Iraqi oil.
Relations between Kurdistan and the center were strained after the referendum on 25 September 2017 and Baghdad’s decision to redeploy federal forces in Kirkuk and other disputed areas on 16 October 2017.
However, the relations between the two parties have begun to witness noticeable improvement, especially after the decision of the federal government to send 317 billion dinars (about 264 million dollars) to support the government of the Territory to pay the salaries of employees there.
The forthcoming meeting between the governments of the Center and the region was welcomed by the United States of America, which reiterated the importance of coordination to “prevent the return of terrorist groups.”
Nabilvan Barzani, head of the Kurdistan government, and Qubad Talabani, deputy head of the regional government, Douglas Seelman, US ambassador to Iraq, accompanied by Ken Gross, US consul general in Erbil, and a diplomatic delegation.
During the meeting, the American Ambassador addressed the developments in the region in general and the parliamentary elections and the development of relations between Arbil and Baghdad in particular, and expressed appreciation to both sides for the ongoing dialogue between them to solve the problems.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed the threats associated with the return of an organization calling for terrorism and violence. They agreed on the need for better coordination among all parties in order to address violence, as well as a number of issues related to the region.
On March 13, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the lifting of the air embargo on Erbil and Sulaymaniyah airports in front of international flights.
Qatar Airways announced its resumption of flights to the provinces of Erbil and Sulaymaniyah in the province of Kurdistan, about seven months after it stopped.
Qatar Airways said in a statement that it began to operate seven flights per week to each destination, adding that beginning in early May, Qatar Airways will make a second daily flight to Erbil. On 29 September 2017, the Iraqi Government imposed an air embargo on international flights to and from Erbil and Sulaymaniyah airports, closing border crossings between Iran and Turkey and deploying federal forces in the majority of the disputed areas under the control of the Peshmerga forces, Taken by the Government of the Territory to hold a referendum on independence.
“Arbil and Sulaymaniyah are important cities on our network of destinations in Iraq and we are pleased to announce the resumption of our flights to these destinations,” said Akbar Al Baker, Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Airways.
The Qatari carrier launched its flights to Iraq in 2012, with the arrival of the inaugural flight to Erbil, and then launched its flights to the capital Baghdad and cities of Najaf, Basra and Sulaymaniyah.

The Kurdistan Region handed over to a UAE company 14.4 million dollars


Editorial Date: 2018/4/11 22:56 • 139 times read
{International: Al Furat News} Dana Gas UAE has announced that it has received $ 14.4 million in financial receivables from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).
The company said in a statement that it received $ 14.4 million (52.8 million UAE dirhams) from the provincial government for the sale of natural gas and condensate during the first quarter of 2018. ”
The statement,” The amount at the company, “Pearl Petroleum, To develop their projects and save their expenses. “

Arbil and Baghdad are holding new talks “soon” to resolve the outstanding differences

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Khandan –

An official in the Kurdistan Regional Government said Wednesday that the head of the provincial government, Nechirvan Barzani, will soon visit the capital Baghdad, to discuss the outstanding differences between the two sides.

“A high-level delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government, led by Nechirvan Barzani and his deputy, Qubad Talabani, will visit Baghdad soon (no time) to discuss the outstanding issues and the province’s share of the federal budget for the year,” Samir Hawrami, media adviser to the deputy head of the regional government told Anatolia. 2018 “.

Hawrami added that at the last meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the two sides agreed to visit a delegation from the region Baghdad, but so far did not decide exactly the date of the visit.

He explained that after the referendum, the region lost 55% of the oil that was under his control in favor of the Government of Iraq, leaving a negative impact on the economy of the region.

Hawrami revealed that “the total loans of the region $ 16 billion, which includes loans for companies and salaries of employees,” noting that these loans “a small proportion compared to Iraq’s loans of $ 133 billion.”

“We have proposed that the region’s loans be added to Iraq’s loans, and the Iraqi government should accept that, especially since we have not received the budget for the region from Baghdad for years.”

Salary distribution schedule for Wednesday and Thursday

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Khandan –

The Ministry of Finance in the Kurdistan Regional Government on the ninth of April, a new schedule for the distribution of salaries.

According to the announced schedule was to distribute the salaries of some ministries and agencies on Tuesday, but it was decided to postpone until Wednesday.

The following salary distribution schedule on Wednesday and Thursday:

First – on Wednesday 11/4/2018 the following ministries and the distribution of salaries:
1. those with martyrs and Anfal and political prisoners
2. The Ministry of Martyrs and Anfal
3. The Ministry of Transport and Communications
4. The Ministry of Municipalities
5. The Ministry of Electricity
6 – Ministry of Construction
7 – Ministry of Planning

II – Thursday 12/4/2018 Distribution of salaries of the following bodies:
Council 2 _ Ministry of Justice
3_ Ministry of Natural Resources
4_ Ministry of Commerce and Industry
5_ Integrity
Commission 6_ Commission for Elections and Referendum
7_ Investment Authority
8_ Human Rights
9_ Environmental Protection Agency 10_ Kurdistan Region Authority outside the administration of the Territory 11_
Landmine Foundation
12_ Office of Financial Supervision

Oil jumps to $ 72 to strain Syria


Release date: 2018/4/11 20:30 • 125 times scheduled
{International: Al Furat News} Oil prices jumped to their highest level in more than three years during trading on Wednesday, on the rise of the escalation of international tensions over Syria.
Brent crude futures and Brent crude were trading at the highest levels since 2014, according to Reuters.
Geopolitical concerns have overshadowed global crude stocks as a major market driver.
Brent crude jumped 2 percent to $ 72.46 a barrel, its highest level since early 2014 after US President Donald Trump threatened to fire rockets into Syria in response to allegations of a chemical attack on the Syrian city of Damascus earlier this week.
US crude <CLc1> rose 2.8 percent to $ 67.45 a barrel

A senior delegation from the region will visit Baghdad soon .. This is his agenda


Editorial Date: 2018/4/11 19:09 • 71 times read
(Baghdad: al-Furat News) Revealed a deputy of the Kurdistan Democratic Party bloc, for a close visit to a delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government, to the capital Baghdad.
“The delegation will be headed by Nechirvan Barzani, head of the regional government, and his deputy, Qubad Talabani, and a number of ministers,” said Islam Hussein, in a press statement.
“The visit comes to discuss the outstanding issues between the Kurdistan Regional Government and the federal government, and ways to solve them,” adding that “the two sides may discuss the mechanism of forming the next federal government.”
The spokesman for the provincial government, Sven Dzi, confirmed last Sunday, not to specify any date for the visit of the delegation of the province to Baghdad,15700023,15700124,15700149,15700168,15700173,15700186,15700190,15700201&usg=ALkJrhisbSWler7CNPin3JEO6hXdhBtKfQ