National Security Council postpones visit to Iraq



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The United Nations Security Council has decided to postpone a planned visit to Iraq before the May elections at the request of the Iraqi government, diplomats said Wednesday.

Iraqi authorities told the council in a letter this week that many officials would be preoccupied with the election campaign that began on Saturday, and would not be able to meet the ambassadors of the Security Council.

“In view of the start of the election campaign on April 14 and because all the political parties and constitutional bodies in Iraq are currently participating in this campaign, which will not enable the members of the Council to meet with Iraqi officials,” Iraqi Ambassador Mohammed Hussein Bahr al-Uloum said in a letter to the council. Iraqi mission of the Council to postpone the planned visit. ”

The ambassador said the mission “looks forward to welcoming the members of the council in Baghdad in the future.”

The elections in Iraq are held on 329 seats in parliament on May 12 next, in the first elections taking place in the country after the defeat of the organization “calling” terrorist.

The United States was to lead the council’s delegation to Peru, which holds the council presidency this month.

Peru’s ambassador to the council, Meza-Quadra, told reporters this month that the council’s move to Iraq was aimed at showing support for the elections after three years of war against the “Da’ash”.

He added that Iraq “needs the support of the international community to rebuild the country and ensure reconciliation” after the Iraqi military campaign to restore areas controlled by the terrorist organization.

European Parliament confirms its support for Iraq



19/4/2018 12:00 am

Baghdad / Al-Sabah

The European Union (EU) parliament on Wednesday reaffirmed its support for the overall democratic process

“The delegation of the European Union Parliament, during a meeting with representatives of the political blocs and the Foreign Relations Committee in the House of Representatives and the Independent High Electoral Commission, confirmed its support for the overall democratic process
in Iraq.”
The EU mission renewed its commitment to strengthening cooperation in combating terrorism, political and economic reforms and regional security.

Washington: We do not support any candidate in the Iraqi elections


Release Date: 2018/4/18 15:19 • 192 times read
US State Department spokeswoman Heather Noiret confirmed that her country does not support any candidate in the Iraqi elections scheduled for May 12.
“We wish them good luck in their elections,” Noiret said in a press briefing on Wednesday that Washington does not support any candidate in the legislative elections in Iraq.
“I have confidence in the Iraqi people, I think the Iraqi people will also trust themselves,” she said.

Peshmerga issued an explanation of salaries


Editorial Date: 2018/4/18 22:00 • 124 times read
Secretary-General of the Peshmerga Ministry, the team, Jabbar Yawar, on Wednesday, the completion of lists of salaries of the Peshmerga, “pointing out that” Peshmerga will receive their salaries according to the old system of saving. “
“The ministry has finished all lists of salaries of the Peshmerga with scrutiny,” said Jabbar Yawar in a press statement. “The ministry is waiting for the provincial government to pay the salaries of the Peshmerga.”
He added that “the provincial government has not informed us of any changes in salaries of the Peshmerga,” noting that “the salaries of the Peshmerga will be according to the old system of saving.”
The Kurdistan Regional Government has recently announced a new amendment to the salaries of staff in the region against the backdrop of mass demonstrations against the system of compulsory savings, while no decision has yet to save the salaries of the Peshmerga and internal forces.

Chemical Weapons Inspectors Shot in Syria: Report


Chemical Weapons Inspectors Shot in Syria: Report

ERBIL – The UN’s security team was shot at on Wednesday after they tried to conduct an investigation on the suspected chemical attack in Douma, claimed the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

Syrian government has been accused of gassing tens of civilians to death in the rebel-held town on April 7.

OPCW inspectors have been attempting to find out what exactly happened in that incident, but they have reportedly being presented from doing so by the Syrian regime.

Syrian President Bashar al-Asad has denied to have been involved in the chemical attack.


Interior of the region: No new decision on the salaries of ministry employees

Release date: 2018/4/18 16:29 • 153 times read
Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior in the Kurdistan Regional Government Jalal Sheikh Karim, not to take any decision so far on the amendment of the percentage of savings from the salaries of employees of the Ministry of Interior.
He said, in a press statement, on Wednesday, “has not yet issued any decision on the new system of salaries of employees of the Ministry of the Interior, denying at the same time that there is a decision to allocate 10 billion Iraqi dinars to add to the salaries of internal staff, Internal “.
The Kurdistan Regional Government, decided at a meeting today, the implementation of a new system of salaries, in which the percentage of savings from salaries less than the race, and included the decision most ministries, but the Ministry of the Interior and other ministries have not been covered by the decision yet.

Nechirvan Barzani and Jan Kubesh discuss political process and elections in Iraq

Both sides stressed the importance of dialogue to solve problems …

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18/04/2018 – 13:54

News / Kurdistan

The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region with the UN special envoy on Wednesday, the political process and the elections in Iraq, in addition to the latest dialogue between Baghdad and Erbil.

Earlier this morning, Nechirvan Barzani received Jan Kubic, UN special envoy to Iraq.

The two sides discussed during the meeting of the political process in Iraq and the elections of the Iraqi Council of Representatives in May next, and highlighted the participation of the Kurdistan Region in the elections, hoping for the success of the elections and the political process in the country.

The forces and political parties in the Kurdistan region are participating in the parliamentary elections to be held on May 12 next.

On the other side of the meeting, the two sides discussed the developments of the dialogue between Erbil and Baghdad, and the work of joint committees between them, and steps taken so far as lifting the ban on the airports of the Kurdistan Region and the release of part of the salaries of the staff of the region and the continuation of dialogue, Problems through dialogue.

Relations between Erbil and Baghdad have been strained following the self-determination referendum held in the Kurdistan region in September last year and won overwhelming support for independence from Iraq.

However, these relations have recently witnessed a marked improvement between meetings and rounds of dialogue between the two sides.

The meeting also shed light on the situation in Iraq and the region and the war on the Daash and other issues.