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“These victories over ISIS in Syria do not signal the end of the Global Coalition or its campaign. We have started returning United States troops home as we transition to the next phase of this campaign. . .”

The and its partners in Syria and Iraq have recaptured the vast majority of Daesh territory and important advances have been made in recent days in the last area of eastern Syria which Daesh has occupied.

Daesh do not need territory to remain a threat and will remain a terrorist insurgency that still poses an ongoing threat to our mutual ally Iraq, including from over the Syrian border.

The remains united and determined in its mission to degrade and defeat Daesh.

Significant progress has been made but there is still a big job to do to defeat Daesh. We will continue to work across all lines of effort to stop the spread of their poisonous ideology.


Australia is ready to start a new phase with Iraq to develop its economy

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Economy News Baghdad:

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has expressed his country’s readiness to start a new phase of cooperation to meet Iraq’s needs in the areas of economic development, construction, reconstruction, training and humanitarian assistance .

Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi received Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his accompanying delegation during a joint official visit to discuss the development of relations between the two countries and ways to boost them in economic, trade, agricultural and cultural fields. In addition to discussing the situation in the region, confronting terrorism and the importance of Iraq’s role in its region and its good relations with all its neighbors and its Arab and regional environment .

Abdul-Mahdi welcomed his Australian counterpart and his delegation, expressing his thanks for Australia’s support for Iraq in the war on terrorism and its support in defeating Al-Ra’id. He pointed out that the sacrifices of the Iraqis in the war were very big and expensive. .

“We look forward to continuing Australia’s position with Iraq and expanding cooperation to all sectors in order to promote the interests of the two countries,” Abdul Mahdi said in a joint press briefing following the talks.

For his part, the Australian Prime Minister expressed his happiness to visit Iraq and its stability and development. He reiterated his congratulations to the Prime Minister on assuming the premiership. He stressed that Australia is a friend of Iraq and has always supported his efforts to fight terrorism and will continue this support in all fields. Praising the victory of the Iraqi people and the vision of the Prime Minister to rebuild, unify and develop Iraq, and the government’s efforts to develop the economy and provide job opportunities .

The Australian prime minister expressed readiness to start a new phase of cooperation to meet Iraq’s needs in the areas of economic development, construction, reconstruction, training and humanitarian assistance .


Fouad Hussein discusses with the King of Jordan economic files

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The King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Abdullah II at the Palace of Husseiniya in Amman received Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of Finance Fouad Hussein.

During the meeting, which was attended by the Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the Kingdom of Jordan Safia al-Suhail review of historical brotherly relations between Iraq and Jordan and the importance of strengthening and developing them at various levels for the benefit of the two brotherly peoples.

The King praised Jordan’s support for the security and stability of Iraq and its efforts in reconstruction and stability.

In turn, Deputy Prime Minister expressed Iraq’s appreciation of Jordan’s support for Iraq, stressing keenness to expand economic and trade cooperation with the Kingdom.



Iran And Iraq Discussing Trade Facility In Rial And Dinar

Monday, 17 December 2018

The chairman of Iran-Iraq chamber of commerce has said the central banks of the two countries are engaged in negotiations to set up credit arrangements for trade in their national currencies.

U.S. sanctions on Iran have virtually cut off the country’s banking relations with the rest of the world, especially in U.S. dollars. Iraq is one of Iran’s major trading partners, but is reluctant to violate the sanctions

However, Yahya Ale Es’haq insisted in an interview with Tasnim news agency, “We don’t have a problem in exports to Iraq” and the new banking arrangement “is to facilitate transactions”.

He added that currently business transactions between Iraq and Iranian merchants take place via currency exchange bureaus and a couple of banks.

The head of the chamber of commerce said that since the beginning of the Iranian new year on March 21, exports to Iraq totaled $8 billion.

The United States has been engaged with Iraq on the sanctions issue, issuing a waiver to Baghdad for 45 days to continue importing Iranian natural gas, which is vital for Iraq’s electricity generation. The grace period is soon coming to an end.

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry visited Baghdad with a large business delegation and held talks on sanctions with Iraqi officials.


URGENT The agenda of the parliament session tomorrow will be complete from the completion of the remaining cabin

Date of release: 2018/12/19 19:59

(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) The House of Representatives, Thursday, the usual session, and during its agenda to complete the vote on the rest of the cabinet cabin.

According to a statement of the Parliamentary Information Service received by the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of it, the agenda includes “the swearing-in of ministers of higher education, scientific research, culture, tourism and archeology, and planning.”

It also includes “examining the appeals submitted on the validity of the membership of some deputies, and completing the vote on the amendment of the rules of procedure of the House of Representatives, and put a general topic for discussion in the presence of the Minister of Electricity (Loay Khatib) to discuss the program of the Ministry for 2019.

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives gave confidence to Qusay al-Suhail, minister of higher education and scientific research; Abdulamir al-Hamdani, minister of culture; and Nuri Nateq Hamid, minister of planning.

While postponing the vote on the candidates of the Ministries of Interior, Defense, Justice, Education, Migration and Displaced because of the continuing disagreement of the political blocs

Trump: The mission of our forces ended in Syria and began to withdraw

Date of release: 2018/12/19 19:58

US President Donald Trump said the United States “defeated a preacher in Syria,” adding that “that goal was the only reason he kept US troops there.”

“We have defeated a pro-Syrian organization, and this is my only justification for being there during the Trump presidency,” Trump said on Twitter on Wednesday, citing media reports about a decision to withdraw US troops from Syria.

“We are withdrawing our troops from Syria as we move on to the second phase of the international coalition’s counterterrorism campaign,” the White House said in a statement,

adding that the United States and its allies were ready to cooperate at all levels to protect the interests of states wherever needed. On any new land, or to obtain support or funding that allows the terrorist organization to cross our borders.

The Pentagon said in response to the withdrawal plans that the United States would continue to work with its partners in the region.

US media reported that Washington was preparing to withdraw its troops from Syria, in a surprise move that would raise questions about the role of the United States in the region.

CNN quoted a defense official as saying that Washington was planning a “full and rapid withdrawal” of troops, while the Wall Street Journal said the withdrawal would be from northeastern Syria.

There are currently about 2,000 US troops in the country.

The withdrawal plan is a surprise shift to the US strategy, especially after Trump revised his desire, which he repeated many times earlier this year, and decided to keep some 2,000 US troops deployed in Syria to fight the “preacher.”

According to the Wall Street Journal, the decision comes after a telephone call between Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who threatened to launch an attack on the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, the main component of Syria’s democratic forces, backed by the United States in its war against the “Daash” organization.

But Ankara is the Kurdish People’s Protection Unit, a terrorist group linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has been fighting a rebellion in southeastern Turkey for decades.

Erdogan said last week that Turkey would launch a new operation within days against the people’s protection units, but had not yet set a date for its launch.

The news of the US withdrawal from Syria comes in conjunction with the Russian Foreign Ministry’s description of the US presence in Syria as “illegal”, saying it has become a serious obstacle to the settlement of the Syrian crisis.

Turkey has already intervened against the people’s protection units in the western Euphrates region in the last two years, but has yet to target any area east of the river. One reason is its desire to avoid direct confrontation with US forces.


Moussawi reveals agreement to change candidates for interior, defense, education and immigration

15:08 – 19/12/2018

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MP on the alliance of conquest victory of al-Musawi, on Wednesday, a political agreement to change the names of candidates for the Ministries of Interior, Defense, Education and Migration, while the new names were sent to the accountability and justice and integrity for the purpose of scrutiny.

Al-Moussawi said in a statement to Al-Mawlumah that “the success of yesterday’s session, by passing the cabinet cabal completely, pushed the political blocs to agree to change the names of the ministries of interior, defense, education and immigration.” He pointed out that “the new list that will reach the House of Representatives will be free of Faleh Fayadh and Faisal Jrba, and the boy Al-Tai and Hana Emmanuel ”

She added that” the new names have not been passed so far, “indicating that” those names will be away from the known political figures. ”

“The new names were sent to the bodies of accountability, justice and integrity for the purpose of checking before going to the House of Representatives,” explaining that “Abdul-Mahdi told the political blocs for days that he will change the names that were not passed by the vote in the House of Representatives.”

The Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi has confirmed, on Tuesday, that Thursday’s session will witness the completion of the vote on the rest of the cabinet cabin. End 25


US military “preparing for full withdrawal” from Syria

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The US military is preparing to withdraw completely from northeastern Syria without official confirmation from the White House or the Pentagon, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

The newspaper quoted unnamed US officials as saying Washington had begun to inform its partners that it would “withdraw immediately from the region.”

According to the newspaper, the decision comes after a phone call between President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan , who threatened to launch an attack on the protection units of the Turkish people, the component forces democratic Syria, which the United States backed in its war against al Daesh President,

comes in conjunction with the external description Russian presence in Syria as “illegal”, saying it has become a serious obstacle in the way of settling the Syrian crisis.



The new UNAMI envoy: Iraq hopes an active role for the UN during the next phase

Date of release: 2018/12/19 16:07

Iraq is hoping for an active role for the United Nations in the next phase, and to address many of the issues left by the circumstances resulting from the control of gangs and the terrorist attacks on some Iraqi cities in 2014.

A presidential statement received by the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of it today Saleh to say during a meeting with the representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Genin Hines Blaschart, “intensive efforts and political movement at various levels to complete the formation of the Cabinet Cab,” stressing the support of the Prime Minister for the completion of the constitutional benefits during the coming period. ”

He congratulated the President of the Republic Blaschart on the occasion Tsenmha new position in Iraq, wishing them success in their work, stressing that the presidency will provide support and backing to fulfill its role in strengthening the humanitarian aspects, and the consolidation of civil peace and community urges Coordination stability through the promotion of a culture of tolerance, love and establishing the principles of human rights.

For its part , confirmed Blaschart According to the statement , ” the continuation of United Nations support for Iraq in all fields to contribute to lasting stability, praising the great efforts made by the President of the Republic in the convergence of views between the political parties and the strengthening of national unity “.is over