Washington: Bill to punish those who threaten the security of Iraq

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The US House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday demanding that the US administration impose sanctions on terrorist organizations and countries that threaten Iraq’s security and stability, led by Iran.

The bill stipulates that the US president should identify individuals and groups in Iraq that should be included in the list of terrorist organizations and impose sanctions on them, as well as submit a report to Congress detailing these groups.

The bill also imposes on the US State Department a list of armed organizations supported by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.

The sanctions range from freezing funds and resources to not granting visas to enter the United States and canceling any previous visas.

The Senate should also approve a copy of the draft before it is sent to the White House.

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Barzani discussed with the US ambassador file Erbil – Baghdad and renew the position of Abdul Mahdi

 

Barzani discussed with the US ambassador the file of Arbil - Baghdad and renew the position of Abdul Mahdi
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The President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Nezhirvan Barzani, during a meeting with US Ambassador to Baghdad Douglas Silliman, on Tuesday, the support of the Kurdistan Region to Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi in efforts to resolve the problems between Arbil and Baghdad and stability and security in Iraq and improve the economic situation in Iraq and the region Kurdistan.

In a statement to the presidency of the Kurdistan Regional Government responded to the twilight News, Barzani received on Tuesday evening, the US ambassador to Iraq, Douglas Seelman, US Consul General in the region.

The statement pointed out that the meeting witnessed the talk about security and political developments in the region and the situation in Iraq and the formation of the new Iraqi government and the participation and support of political parties in the Kurdistan region of the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi.

The statement added that Barzani reiterated the support of the Kurdistan Region to Abdul Mahdi in order to address the problems of Arbil – Baghdad, stability and security in Iraq and improve the economic situation in Iraq and the Kurdistan region in general.

The statement noted that the dialogue between the political parties and the formation of the Gedipid government in the region and a number of topics related to the situation in Iraq and the region were a number of other axes in the meeting.

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The most prominent decisions of the Council of Ministers during its meeting today chaired by Abdul Mahdi

The most prominent decisions of the Council of Ministers during its …

27-11-2018 07:58 PM

The Council of Ministers held its regular session under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, during which the presentation of the practical steps for the distribution of land to citizens, which was launched last week

The Council confirmed that there is a follow-up from the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers to proceed with the necessary steps for distribution, pointing out that a campaign has been initiated to stop pollution in the water and held several meetings on this campaign, which will be reflected positively on the state of water in the country. Ministers also was voted to approve the granting of private investment license project hydrotreating unit and improve gasoline in the province of Kirkuk and approved the amendment to paragraph (1) of the Council of Ministers resolution No. (184) for the year 2018 to become the executive body of the water project of Basra , the Ministry of Construction and Housing and municipalities link Public Works and re – composed of specialists with coordination between them and the other in the field of water and water resources , and the province of Basra , sectoral bodies, and the implementation of the project above , according to the regulations, instructions and conditions and the mechanism of the British loan and in accordance with the decisions of the Council of Ministers concerned, and the abolition of paragraph (2) of the resolution above were also voting on Water and Sanitation Projects in Basrah Governorate and granted them an exemption from the instructions for the implementation of government contracts. The Council of Ministers voted on the draft amendment of the Second Law of the Geological Union No. 197 of 1968, For the military and security cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Iraq and the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, signed in Amman on 5/8/2018, and referred to the Council of Representatives, based on the provisions of Articles (61 / item I and 80 / item II) of the Constitution, With the task of granting midwifery and nursing leave in coordination with the Nurses Syndicate until the establishment of the Nursing Syndicate, based on the provisions of Article (1) of Article (93) of Public Health Law No. 89 of 1981.

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The European Union is donating € 56.5 million for the reconstruction of Iraq

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The European Union (EU) on Tuesday approved a new funding package of 56.5 million euros as part of its Iraq reconstruction plan aimed at increasing employment and support for refugees and displaced persons in Iraq.

The European Union statement on its official website indicated that the total development assistance from the Union for Iraq in the current year would rise to 129 million euros.

These amounts are part of the Federation’s commitment to the Iraq Reconstruction Conference in Kuwait last February, with a pledge of € 400 million.

Iraq faces significant challenges in reconstruction operations in conflict-affected areas.

Source: Mubasher

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Foreign Ministry: Macron will visit Iraq early next year

 

Last Post: 27-11-2018 07:27 PM



Baghdad:
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Laudrian on Tuesday called for an expected visit by French President Emmanuel Macaron to Baghdad, expressing his country’s full support for Iraq in all fields.

“Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali al-Hakim received a telephone call from his French counterpart Jean-Yves Ludran congratulating him on the occasion of the assumption of the portfolio of the foreign ministry in the new Iraqi government,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.

He added that “Laudrian expressed the importance of the bilateral relations between the two countries and the two friendly peoples and hoped for further development and prosperity in all economic, security and military fields, and France’s full support for Iraq and its government to ensure Iraq’s unity, security and sovereignty.”

Revealed   Loudrian for ‘his intention to visit Iraq early next year followed by a close visit to the French President to Iraq’.

For his part, al-Hakim stressed the importance of developing bilateral relations, praising the important and vital role played by France in its support of Iraq in the face of terrorism during the last period through the international coalition and its support for Iraq out of the seventh item. He expressed the hope that France Reconstruction of liberated areas of bandit gangs.

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Abdul-Mahdi’s policy sets the date for the resolution of the vote on his cabinet

 

Abdul Mahdi sets the date for the resolution of the vote on his cabinet
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Shafaq News / Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, on Tuesday, the date of the voting session on the remaining ministers in his cabinet.

“At any time the requests for biographical verification of the remaining ministers will be submitted, the voting session will be held on them,” Abdul Mahdi said at the weekly conference.

“They are determined to open the Green Zone,” he said.

The leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr, on Tuesday, that what he called the mechanism of quotas hamper the completion of the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi.

The House of Representatives decided to postpone the session today to Tuesday next week.

It was scheduled to attend Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, to vote on the remainder of the ministerial lineup, but disagreements over the candidates of the Ministries of Defense and Interior prevented this.

The alliance of “building” led by Hadi al-Amiri and Nuri al-Maliki, the nomination of Faleh al-Fayadh to the Ministry of Interior, a nomination faced with rejection of the alliance, “reform”, which combines Moqtada al-Sadr and Ammar al-Hakim and Haidar Abadi and Iyad Allawi.

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Parliament speaker declares full support for green opening and reveals the truth of “American rejection”

27-11-2018 12:40 PM

Baghdad / News:

The House of Representatives announced on Tuesday its full support for the decision of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to open the Green Zone in front of citizens, revealing at the same time the ‘fact’ of the American rejection of the procedures of Baghdad to lift the concrete blocks from the front of the entrances to the green.

The speaker of the House of Representatives Mohamed Halboussi, in an interview with the press, that ‘the Baghdad Operations Command delayed the completion of the opening process, and there is no opposition to the Parliament for the cause of the green Fatah, or afraid of this process at all, but we are supporters and supporters of the green Fatah’.

Salman added that ‘the delay of the opening is a technician from the Baghdad operations, they have a few mechanisms and the size of the opening large lifting of concrete blocks and the opening and cleaning of streets and installed a system of cameras and the erection of traffic signs’.

“He also said that ‘talk about the presence of US pressure to prevent the opening of green is incorrect, the reason is to delay the Baghdad operations according to the reasons I mentioned’.

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