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We congratulate Mohammed Halbusi on his election to Speaker of Iraq’s parliament. As Governor of Anbar Province, Mr. Halbusi was a valued partner in the fight against #ISIS. We look forward to continuing that close partnership as he serves all the Iraqi people. – ⁦‪@USEmbBaghdad‬⁩

Massoud Barzani announced “intensive” talks with Baghdad to reform the political process

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“The leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani, on Saturday, the existence of intensive dialogue with Baghdad to modify the course of the political process and remove it completely from the uniqueness, stressing the need to form a higher policy and strategic planning, until the formation of the Federal Council, To prevent the violation of the Constitution and repeat the crimes committed against the people of Kurdistan.

According to a statement posted on the site of Barzani, that his remarks, came during his meeting today in Salahuddin, with cadres working in the culture and information and information centers of the Kurdistan Democratic Party.

The statement said Barzani, during the meeting, highlighted the decision of the people of Kurdistan in the referendum, as well as the events that followed the referendum and the constitutional violations of the Iraqi government against the people of Kurdistan.

And on the political situation in Kurdistan and Iraq, President Barzani, that despite the existence of various pressures on the Kurdistan Democratic Party, he was able to obtain the first position in the Iraqi parliamentary elections at the level of Kurdistan and Iraq.

Barzani also pointed out that “Iraqi citizens punished the faces and personalities that have committed constitutional violations against the people of Kurdistan.”

Barzani said that the ongoing negotiations between the Iraqi parties aimed at forming a government, declaring the need to form three principles, stressing the prevention of allowing the uniqueness of governance by forming a new government on the basis of real partnership, and compatibility and balance between components.

Barzani said that there is intensive dialogue with the Iraqi parties to form a higher council for policies and strategic planning, involving the Kurds and the rest of the Iraqi components, to carry out the task of issuing important decisions, to prevent the violation of the Constitution and the uniqueness of the government, and to prevent all persons and parties to repeat the crimes committed against our people.



America is looking forward to working closely with Halbusi and calling for the speedy formation of the government

Release Date: 2018/9/15 22:40

(Baghdad Al-Furat News) The US Embassy in Baghdad on Saturday congratulated Speaker of the House of Representatives Mohamed Halboussi on the assumption of his duties in the presidency of the legislative authority, calling for the acceleration of the government’s Bintkkil.

The embassy said in a statement received by the agency {Euphrates News} copy of today, “We congratulate Mohamed Halabousi on his election as Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, and congratulate Hassan Karim al-Kaabi on his selection as the first deputy speaker of Parliament and look forward to the election of the second deputy.”

“This is a very important step for the constitutional timetable for forming the new government,” he said. “The United States worked closely with Halbusi in his previous post as governor of Anbar, where he effectively served his government and stabilized it after a humiliating defeat.”

“We look forward to working closely with the Speaker of Parliament, Mr. Halboussi, in this new and important position which serves all Iraqis. We also support the call of the Iraqi people for reform within an effective and transparent government,” he said.

The House of Representatives, has been elected on Saturday, MP Mohammed Halbusi (36 years) from the block {Anbar identity] Speaker of the House of Representatives as the youngest president to occupy this post after 2003.

Halabousi got 169 votes to 89 votes for the candidate MP Khalid Obeidi.


Washington congratulates the election of a new speaker of parliament and a first deputy, calling it a very important step

Policy  2018/09/15 22:15  24

Washington congratulates the election of a new speaker of parliament and a first deputy, calling it a very important step


US Embassy Policy Issues Clarification on McGowork Meeting with Sulaimani in Baghdad

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The spokesman for the US Embassy in Iraq, Charles Gul, on Saturday denied the meeting of the special envoy of the President of the United States with an Iranian military commander in Baghdad.

“The US Embassy has noticed the circulation of incorrect media reports about a meeting between special presidential envoy Brett McGork and an Iranian general to discuss the formation of a new Iraqi government,” Gul said in a statement on the embassy’s Web site, Twitter.

“These are baseless news and there has never been such a meeting.

Local media reported the meeting of Makkurk with the commander of the Quds Force in the Revolutionary Guard Qasim Soleimani at the Iranian embassy in Baghdad, to discuss the formation of the next federal government.