Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Iraqi President Dr. Barhim Salih

 

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Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC 
October 15, 2018

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:

On October 14, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met in Baghdad with newly elected President of Iraq, Dr. Barhim Salih. The Deputy Secretary congratulated newly elected President Salih on his election and emphasized the importance of quickly forming a government in a manner that is responsive to the needs of all Iraqis.

Deputy Secretary Sullivan reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to the growth of bilateral economic ties and expanding US investment in Iraq and underscored our enduring support for a strong, stable, sovereign, and prosperous Iraq.

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Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

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Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC 
October 15, 2018

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:

On October 14, Deputy Secretary Sullivan met in Baghdad with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. Deputy Secretary Sullivan congratulated Prime Minister Abadi and all Iraqis on their commitment to the democratic process and their formation of a new government. The Deputy Secretary thanked the Prime Minister for his steadfast leadership in the battle against ISIS and reiterated the United States’ commitment to continued security, political, and economic cooperation with Iraq within the framework of the US-Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement.

The meeting included a discussion with visiting leadership from the General Electric Company on the importance of expanding Iraq’s economic ties and increasing foreign investment to facilitating reconstruction, specifically by harnessing the innovative capabilities of US companies.

https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2018/10/286648.htm

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Reveals 150 Ghost Employees within His Predecessor’s Office

 

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Reveals 150 Ghost Employees within His Predecessor's Office

ERBIL – Iraqi parliament speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi said on Monday that he has been put under a great political pressure after revealing that tens of ghost employees were amongst his predecessor Salim al-Jabouri’s office.

“I am under a lot of political pressure after discovering and revealing that a total of 150 ghost employees were within the office of Salim al-Jabouri, the former speaker of the parliament,” the newly elected parliament speaker said on his Twitter account on Monday.

He vowed to take every legal procedure in this regard, adding that he will launch a campaign to find more of such public servants who receive salaries but do not work.

Sadr’s spokesman reveals the opening of files, “Maliki’s corrupt system and the accounting of theft”

Spokesman of the Sadr reveals the opening files "Maliki's corrupt system and accounting theft"
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Shafaq News / Salah al-Obeidi, a spokesman for the leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr, on Monday, the files in the “corrupt Maliki’s system,” stressing the need to open and “Accountability of theft.”

“The large number of files of corruption in previous years does not mean that crimes committed against the Iraqi people are left,” he said in a statement.

He added that “of these files funds leaked by the Red Crescent before 2010 when the administration of Jamal Karbouli.”

“It is very important to open these files and hold the scourge and hold accountable the corrupt Maliki regime that returned the siphon to the country, and covered their corruption in suspicious political deals in previous years,” he said, noting that “the days are pregnant with events.”

Commission likely to announce the final results of the parliamentary elections by this date

The Kurdistan Regional Commission is likely to announce the final results of the parliamentary elections by this date
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The spokesman for the Electoral Commission for Elections and Referendum in the Kurdistan Region, Monday, announced the final results of the parliamentary elections in Kurdistan within 5 to 7 days.       

UNHCR spokesman Shirwan Zerar said in a press statement that no specific time had been announced to announce the results, but he expected the commission to need 5-7 days to announce the final results.

The elections of the Kurdistan Parliament took place on the 30th of last September, has not been announced final results so far.

PM Barzani Receives US Deputy Secretary of State

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15/10/2018 – 21:01

Kurdistan

ERBIL – Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani received on Monday the US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, where they discussed various political issues.

According to a statement by Barzani’s office, during the meeting, where the US ambassador to Iraq, Douglas Silliman, and consul general in Erbil, Steven Fagin, were also present, the US delegates congratulated the Kurdish premier on concluding the September 30 parliamentary election, as well as the fight against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, successfully.

The American diplomats also reiterated their country’s support to the Kurdistan Region, the statement continued, calling for a continuation of the Erbil-Baghdad peaceful dialogue in hopes of resolving the remaining political disagreements between the sides.

Concerning the underway efforts to establish a new government in Baghdad, they hoped that a new cabinet will be formed in a constitutional timeline.

The Kurdish leader, in return, briefed the US delegation with the latest Iraqi and regional political developments and the mechanism of the Kurdish factions in participating in the future federal government.

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