Sadr lurches into the Green Zone: I am an Iraqi who is not afraid and I will prevent sectarianism from aligning


Since 2018-05-25 at 01:04 (Baghdad time)

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The leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr and the main supporter of the alliance are going to enter the Green Zone again, recalling his green tent, while calling on his supporters not to demonstrate at this stage, it is only to stand against corruption and the politicians and prevent the sectarian alignment.

Sadr said in a tweet followed by Mawazine News on Thursday evening, “Lovers, I do not ask you to reflect a beautiful picture of us Sadr and I do not want you at this stage demonstrations to support the formation of the government or for threats and anyone who does so will draw Iraq into the war and violence and need To encroach on neighboring countries.

“The occupation will not give up our position from him as long as occupied.”

He went on to say about what appeared to be the first comment on the leaks on the formation of the largest blocs away from the others. “As I entered the green alone in my green tent today, I stand before the challenges of sectarianism and deviation and politicians of corruption and the soft and the engineers with the back to defend the approach of ancestors and achieve the goals and to honor the supervision and prevent the sectarian alignment “He said.

He stressed the defense of the rights of Iraqis by saying, “I will divide oil wealth between the people fairly and away Iraq from poverty and drought and foreign interventions and all parties.”

“I’m an Iraqi, I’m not afraid,” he said, referring to Bahrachak’s horn, which seems to be the most popular on Twitter in the coming hours.

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Former US ambassador: Sadr is involved in sensitive talks that determine the future of Washington’s influence in Iraq

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The US newspaper “America Today” on Thursday, in a report that highlights the support of Washington to the leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr, which seeks to form a new Iraqi government, away from Iran, after winning the list in the first place in the legislative elections that took place on 12 May , While quoting Lims Jeffrey, a former US ambassador to Iraq, said that “Sadr is now engaged in sensitive political negotiations, and the result will determine the future of US influence in Iraq.”

“Moqtada al-Sadr, who emerged as a hard-line Shiite cleric whose followers once waged deadly revolts against US forces in Iraq, now stands out as America’s best hope of curbing Iran’s growing influence in Iraq,” the newspaper said in a report published today. .

“The victory of Moqtada al-Sadr’s party in the recent parliamentary elections is prompting US officials to reconsider the US policy in the country, which has helped more than 5,000 US military advisers defeat a militant organization,” she said.

The report quoted James Jeffrey, a former US ambassador to Iraq, as saying that “Sadr could be irrational but better than the Iranians.”

“The Shiite leader is now engaged in sensitive political negotiations with other factions, and the outcome of those talks, which may take months to determine the future of US influence in Iraq,” Jeffrey said.

“In second place in the Iraqi elections came the list which has close ties with Iran, while the political organization of the current US-backed prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, came third.”

The United States has said it wants to stay in Iraq if the government wants the advisers to continue training the country’s armed forces, but it’s not clear how the new government will look at the presence of US military advisers. ”

“We have a good relationship with the Iraqi government, and we believe we will continue to do so,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Noyart said.

“It is in our interest to continue the march,” said Michael Barbero, a retired army general who served three rounds in Iraq.

“Sadr has distanced himself from Iran, unlike other Shiite clerics and politicians in Iraq, he has established himself as a strong nationalist, but the Iranian-backed factions, which helped defeat a pro-Islamic organization, are still strong forces in Iraq.”

“If we assume that a supporter will not return, the only real question in Iraq is whether Iran will slowly dominate the country,” Jeffrey said.

“Sadr’s political list has not reached the majority and will therefore need to form a coalition with other political parties in Iraq,” the report said.

Jeffrey, according to the report, expressed concern that “political parties that may form a large coalition, may allow groups supported by Iran to enter the government, and thus control of the ministries of strong.”

He predicted that “Abadi remains prime minister if formed Sadr’s list, an alliance with his party any political party prime minister and other parties not linked to Iran.”

“Ebadi still has another chance,” said former Iraqi ambassador to the United States Lukman Vili.

US officials fear, according to the report, that “Iran’s hegemony in Iraq dominates Sunnis, who are a minority in Iraq, but they dominated politics in the country until the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003.

“The politically disadvantaged Sunnis were a major reason why a reluctant organization could control vast areas of Iraq in 2014, and many Sunnis considered the terrorist group to be the bulwark against the Shi’ite-dominated government,” he said.

“Sadr is a strange ally of the United States, whose followers led deadly uprisings against US forces in Iraq in 2004 in Najaf, the holy Shi’ite place in southern Iraq, and years later in Sadr City, a poor Shiite neighborhood, in Baghdad).

“Sadr’s national appeal came from the roots, from the depths, not as a top-down PR campaign,” said Stirling Jason, associate professor at the National Defense College of the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi. “The Iraqis were used to seeing them from their leaders Politicians “.

The top commander of coalition forces, General Ricardo Sanchez, said in 2004, “The task of US forces is to kill or capture Sadr.”

Sadr is the son of a respected Shi’ite religious leader with strong followers, especially among the working class and poor Shi’ites. This appeal was amplified during the parliamentary elections, prompting a strong national message and fighting corruption, whose political supporters were effective in delivering their message.

Meeting with ambassadors of donor countries

24/5/2018 12:00 am

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is hoped that the Secretariat General of the Council of Ministers at the end of this month, an expanded meeting of ambassadors of donor countries participating in the conference to reconstruct Iraq held in Kuwait. In the meantime, the Secretariat is keen with the concerned authorities to reduce the percentage of pollution in water resources.
A statement issued by the Secretariat General of the Council of Ministers, received a copy of the “morning” that “the national team to follow up the outcome of the Kuwait International Conference reviewed the latest developments related to loans and grants announced by countries during the Kuwait International Conference for the reconstruction of Iraq in February.


US law to ease bank controls

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– US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would propose new tax cuts before November, as Republicans would look to retain control of Congress in the midterm elections  .
Trump said he would meet Republican Rep. Kevin Brady, chairman of the tax and budget committee on the proposal, without giving further
Trump said in a speech to Susan B. Antony’s anti-abortion “we will provide additional tax cuts sometime before” November.
Trump signed a tax cut of $ 1.5 trillion in December and has so far been the main legislative achievement of
his presidency. Banking controls

In the same vein, the US Congress on Tuesday adopted a law to ease banking controls imposed after the financial crisis in 2008 to protect taxpayers from any new economic shock.
The House of Representatives (by 258 votes to 159 votes) adopted the text after it was adopted in the Senate, according to the agency “AFP”. Later, the text was sent to the White House for signature by President Donald Trump, who has long been critical of the proceedings.
The text exempts thousands of small and medium-sized banks from the Dodd-Frank Act, passed in 2010, but maintains the basic legislation of major financial institutions.
The White House said: This action protects banks from “excessive laws.” Critics of the text, including Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, have seen it as an additional effort to undermine the crucial reforms of the Dodd-Frank, which, she says, include the strongest financial measures in history to protect consumers.
Pelosi said the new law “opens the door to discrimination in lending and could threaten the stability of our financial system and our economy.” “The law will bring us back to the days when uncontrolled Wall Street dereliction led to a
historic financial collapse .” The financial crisis The Senate voted on the law on March 14, 10 years after the collapse of the Bear Stearns investment bank, which was considered the beginning of the financial crisis, which shook the world economy.

Supporters of the text argue that the law exempts small banks from strict controls, which were designed to restrain major financial institutions in the crisis, and allow these banks to resume lending.
“Banks are the engines of growth and it will be easier for these banks to lend to small businesses and
families,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a tweet via Twitter .
The economy is a bright spot for Republicans who will show themselves to voters in November, with unemployment falling to its lowest in nearly 17 and a half years

Norway’s DNO receives $ 47 million from Kurdistan

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The Norwegian company “DNO” received $ 47.23 million from the Kurdistan Regional Government.

The company said in a statement on Thursday that this is in exchange for crude oil deliveries last February to the export market with the supply license from the field “Taoki”.

The company will, according to the statement, share that amount with its partner, Jinil Energy Limited.

In addition, the company received US $ 4.51 million from the Government of the Territory, representing 3% of the revenues of the “Tawke” license, during the month, in accordance with the settlement agreement signed in August.

DNO said it holds 75% of the Taoki license, including the two oil fields of Taoki and Peshkabir, with combined production of 111.62 thousand barrels per day.

In mid-March, DNO received $ 62.46 million from the territorial government from previous shipments in December.


package of new US sanctions on Iran affect Turkey

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The US Treasury Department has imposed new sanctions linked to Iran targeting entities linked to Iranian airlines, an official statement said Thursday.

The statement pointed out that the sanctions targeted companies in Turkey and Iran linked to the airlines “Mahan Air” and “Mirage Air” and “Caspian Air” and “Boya Air.”

Iranian and Turkish citizens have been added to the sanctions list, the ministry said.

This comes just two days after the United States imposed sanctions on five Iranians for being linked to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and enabling the Huthis in Yemen to fire rockets at locations in Saudi Arabia.

Washington has threatened to impose “the strongest sanctions in history” if it does not comply with its terms to reach a “new agreement” expanded after the US withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal.

“Iran will never have the upper hand to control the Middle East,” Foreign Secretary Mike Pompeo said during a presentation of the new strategy of the United States following President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal.


Urgent .. Iraq officially recognizes the possibility of rigging the elections and take action

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Shafaq News / The Cabinet held an extraordinary session Thursday under the chairmanship of Haider Abadi dedicated part of it to discuss the violations and problems that accompanied the electoral process and the second part to discuss the reality of electricity.

The Council of Ministers said that for some time he had been prepared to prepare for the summer and to provide everything that would contribute to increasing the production of energy. electrical.

According to a statement by the Office of the minister, the Cabinet pointed out that the Ministry of Electricity is currently the process of linking additional units of the system and promised to resolve the crisis in the next few days.

On the second side, the violations and problems that occurred in the electoral process were discussed. The meeting was attended by the President of the Supreme Judicial Council Judge Faik Zaidan, the Head of the Supreme Court of Justice Salah Nuri, the Head of the Intelligence Service, the National Security Advisor Faleh Al Fayad, the Deputy Chairman of the Integrity Commission, Judge Izzat Muwafaq, Security High Supervising the election team Mowafaq Abdul Hadi in addition to the team of national security adviser electronic electronic systems.

According to the opinion of the Supreme Judicial Council will be obliged to the Electoral Commission for elections to provide political entities with the results of the elections and results forms, in addition to must be received complaints of political entities and candidates to consider and decide.

In light of the reports of the security services, the Integrity Commission and the Financial Control Bureau, and the electronic team specialized in electronic systems on the immunity of the electoral bodies from penetration, the Council of Ministers decided.

1- The formation of a supreme committee headed by the head of the Financial Control Bureau and the membership of the head of the Integrity Commission, the head of the national security apparatus, the national security adviser, the head of the Iraqi national intelligence service and the head of the supreme security committee for the elections.

2. The Committee shall study the reports and information presented at the Extraordinary Meeting concerning the electoral process.

3. The Committee shall have the right to use any body it deems appropriate.

4. The Committee shall have the right to access all documents pertaining to the electoral process inside and outside the Commission and to oblige all parties, including the Independent High Electoral Commission, to submit all documents.

5. The Committee shall submit its recommendations to the Council of Ministers, the Supreme Judicial Council, the Federal Supreme Court and the Judiciary for the elections and to take the appropriate measures in accordance with its competence.

The meeting came after the announcement of the results of the legislative elections amid widespread debate in the country on alleged “fraud”.

The alliance, backed by the leader of the Sadrist movement Muqtada al-Sadr, was ranked first with 54 out of 329 seats, followed by the Al-Fateh alliance, which is composed of political factions of the popular mobilization led by Hadi al-Amiri with 47 seats.

And then the coalition of “victory”, led by Prime Minister Haider Abadi, with 42 seats, while the coalition, “national”, led by Allawi, 21 seats.

Abadi and Nujaifi emphasize the importance of accelerating the formation of the next government

Editorial Date: 2018/5/24 19:10 • 37 times read

(Baghdad: al-Furat News) Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi and Vice President Osama Najafi importance of accelerating the formation of the next government.

A statement to the Prime Minister’s Office received the agency {Euphrates News} copy of it, that Abadi received Nujaifi “During the meeting discussed the political situation and talks on the formation of the government and the importance of speeding up the formation of the next government.”

They also stressed “the need to be strong and patriotic and represent all Iraqis.”

Electoral Commission: next Thursday deadline for receipt of appeals

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The Electoral Commission (IHEC) has set the deadline for receipt of appeals for the results of the parliamentary elections on Thursday.

The Electoral Commission said in a statement that it “began to receive appeals for the electoral lists participating on the day of the ballot as well as candidates a few days ago and will end the period of receipt of appeals at the end of official working on Thursday, 31/5/2018.”

The statement added that “the Commission has begun to publish lists of candidates for winners and non-winners and the number of seats for the winning electoral lists in the House of Representatives and in the local newspapers (the new morning, the new evidence, Al-Zawra newspaper), and those affected by the results, whether lists or candidates to submit their objections Before the Electoral Judiciary in the Federal Court of Cassation. ”

The UNHCR pointed out that “it began days ago to hand over photographs to the electoral lists authorized to participate in the electoral process through its offices in Baghdad and the provinces and those wishing to obtain those images brought down by the authorized to obtain copies of the pictures of ballot papers after reviewing UNHCR offices in the provinces and even On public holidays. ”

“The Board of Commissioners looks seriously at all appeals submitted by parties and candidates and works professionally and impartially and stands at a distance from everyone,” the statement said.

the Iraqi parliament fails again to hold its emergency

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The failure of the outgoing Iraqi parliament to hold an emergency session Thursday afternoon, to discuss accusations of rigging the parliamentary elections held on May 12, in an effort to vote to cancel the results.

The session is a continuation of last Saturday’s session, which the parliament failed to hold due to the presence of 105 members only, while the meeting requires the presence of a simple majority (half plus one), or 165 deputies out of 328.

The Speaker of the Parliament Salim Jubouri to turn the meeting into a consultation. And issued a statement later, calling on the Independent High Electoral Commission to verify electoral complaints.

The attempts to hold the meeting after 85 deputies submitted a week ago a request to hold the meeting to discuss what they said was fraud accompanied the vote, in preparation for a vote to cancel the election results.

The alliance, backed by the leader of the Sadrist movement Muqtada al-Sadr, was ranked first with 54 out of 329 seats, followed by the Al-Fateh alliance, which is composed of political factions of the popular mobilization led by Hadi al-Amiri with 47 seats.

And then the coalition of “victory”, led by Prime Minister Haider Abadi, with 42 seats, while the coalition, “national”, led by Allawi, 21 seats.

The announcement came amid widespread debate in the country over alleged “fraud” operations.