The most prominent of what came in the trip Trump flash and surprise to Iraq {expanded}

Editorial Date: 2018/12/26 23:10

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump arrived in Iraq on an unannounced visit to meet US troops there, the White House said Wednesday night.

Trump and his wife Melania arrived at the Ayn al-Assad air base in Anbar province in western Iraq, where US troops are based.

The plane carrying Trump landed at 19:16 local time at the air base.

Trump and Melania spent three hours at the base and talked to the soldiers on Christmas Eve.

The US president denied plans to withdraw troops from Iraq, saying that “he may take from this country a base for attacks inside Syria.”

Trump defended the decision to withdraw US troops from Syria, saying “many people will be convinced by my thinking.”

Trump made his decision on Syria abruptly, ignoring the advice of top aides and military commanders, including Defense Secretary James Matisse, who resigned the next day.

Trump said during the visit that he is not in a hurry to choose a new defense minister, and that the acting minister may remain in office for a long time.

Trump said he had told his advisers, “Let’s get out of Syria,” but he was persuaded to stay before he decided to bring the 2,000 soldiers home. “I think many people will be convinced of my thinking and it’s time to start using our minds.”

A source close to the agency (Al-Furat News) that “Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi was aware of the visit of US President Donald Trump to Iraq.”

This is Tramp’s first visit to Iraq since he took office as president two years ago.

URGENT The first to announce his position on Trump’s visit to Iraq

Release date: 2018/12/26 22:46

(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) announced the alliance of Sawson, sponsored by the leader of the Sadrist movement, Moqtada al-Sadr, the first position of the visit of US President Donald Trump, to Iraq, “calling for” to beware of this visit “.. Follow

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US President George W. Bush is to visit Iraq on Wednesday, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.

“President Trump and First Lady traveled to Iraq late on Christmas Eve to visit with our troops and the top military leadership to thank them for their service, their success, their sacrifices, and wish them a happy birthday,” Sanders said in a tweet on Twitter.

Saleh calls on the Pope to visit Iraq and hold a conference on interfaith dialogue in Ur


Date of release: 2018/12/26 12:07 
(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) President Barham Saleh stressed the need for coexistence and tolerance and against extremism to support peace and stability and find radical solutions to the crises and issues in the region.
“The teachings of our true Islamic religion and the valuable principles of Christ have made us do more to spare the region and the world wars and futile conflicts,” President Saleh said during a reception at the Peace Palace in Baghdad on Wednesday morning, Vatican Prime Minister Cardinal Pietro Barrolin and his accompanying delegation. , Stressing the importance of “unifying the efforts between the different religions to fight extremist ideology, and isolate this category of anomalies that do not reflect the beliefs and values ​​of our heavenly messages and social norms.” 
“Iraq is keen to build strong and developed relations with all countries on the basis of common interests,” he said, praising the role of the Vatican in supporting Iraq and establishing a culture of love, tolerance and harmony among peoples.
President Saleh paid tribute to the pope, Pope Francis, wishing him good health. He called on His Holiness to visit Iraq and hold a conference on interfaith dialogue in the historic city of Ur. 
The meeting also discussed ways to develop relations between the two friendly countries, expand the horizons of joint cooperation in all fields, discuss the situation of Christians in Iraq, maintain their presence and participation in building their country, and the importance of continuing the international community’s support for Iraq’s efforts to rebuild areas inhabited by Christians and components. Others that have suffered the scourge of terrorism. 
For his part, Cardinal Barrolin conveyed the greetings of His Holiness Pope Francis to the President of the Republic, stressing the Vatican’s keenness to strengthen ties with Iraq at various levels, praising the peaceful co-existence among Iraqis of different faiths and religions.
In a press conference held by the Vatican’s Prime Minister after the meeting, he noted that his visit to Iraq is an embodiment of the sympathy and support of His Holiness Pope Francis with all Iraqis and stand by them and his keenness to strengthen ties with Iraq in various fields.

Deputy: Abdul Mahdi will nominate a security figure to the Ministry of Defense 18:45 – 26/12/2018



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The MP for the Fath Alliance Fadhil al-Fatlawi, Wednesday, that Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi will provide a candidate from the security leaders to Istizar defense after the rejection of the parliament to separate the land, between that that will be passed with the approval of all members of the House of Representatives.
Al-Fattalawi said in a statement to Al-Mawloma that Abdul-Mahdi told the political blocs that he will replace any candidate rejected by parliament within 48 hours. He pointed out that “Abdul Mahdi will present a figure of the Sunni security leaders without returning to the consensus with the political blocs of the Ministry of Defense After the parliament refused to run during the last session. ”
He added that “the character that will be presented to the Ministry of Defense will be of the Sunni component that the Ministry of Defense is an entitlement component and can not be granted to another component,” noting that “that character will pass to the Ministry of Defense with the consent of all members of the House of Representatives.”
The MP for the coalition of construction Mohamed Baldawi has revealed, on Tuesday, a serious political dispute between the National Axis and the National Coalition on the defense portfolio after the rejection of Aljraba by parliament, while the differences will cause the rejection of any candidate submitted to the defense within the parliament. End 25 T

Parliamentary finance reveals an unspoken agreement on the share of the province in the budget

Editorial Date: 2018/12/26 18:21 
(Baghdad: al-Furat News) revealed a member of the Finance Committee parliamentary Ahmad al-Haj, the existence of an undeclared agreement between the governments of the Kurdistan region and the center on the federal budget for the year 2019.
Al-Haj confirmed to the Agency {Euphrates News} about “the existence of an agreement between the region and the center on the share of Kurdistan from the budget of 2019,” explaining that “it was agreed to allocate {9} trillions and more than 700 million dinars in exchange for the delivery of 250 thousand barrels of oil per day to Sumo” . 
It is noteworthy that a member of the Finance Committee parliamentary Siham al-Moussawi revealed {for the Euphrates News} that, the Kurds got their full benefits in the budget of 2019, and we do not expect to be delayed recognition by the region, but a number of other things. 
The two main Kurdish parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party led by Massoud Barzani and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan led by the family of the late President Jalal Talabani, confirmed that the share of the region must be 17 percent of the financial budget for 2019. Ended

President of the Republic: Iraq is on its way to the rise and Baghdad will return sparkling

 Policy    2018/12/26 16:15 296    Editor: ar     

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The President of the Republic Barham Salih said on Wednesday that the opening of the Baghdad Tower is a message to his family and all his citizens that Iraq is on its way to rise, and that Baghdad will return bright and stable and the capital of peace.

“This achievement may be modest in other countries and cities, but in the context of Baghdad’s invasion of terrorists, war and siege, and more than 15 years after the closure and reconstruction of this tower,” Saleh said in a speech during his inauguration of Baghdad Tower amid an official ceremony. And opening it to citizens. “

“The opening of the Green Zone and the removal of concrete barriers point to a new phase of interest in Baghdad and the restoration of normal life,” he said.

The President commended the “great efforts exerted by the Ministry of Communications to rebuild and open the tower, after being severely damaged by the war and the conditions of violence faced by the country.”