Charge d’Affaires of the US Embassy: The majority of Iraqi politicians do not support the votes demanding our departure

 Politics    14.04.2019 22:50  102    Editor: as     

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi politicians will stand against calls for US troops out of Iraq when they recognize their support, a US military official said on Sunday.

“We believe that Iraqi politicians do not realize that we are here at the invitation of their government and we are working in close partnership with the Iraqi security forces,” Hudd said in a televised interview.

“Any action we do in Iraq is preceded by full coordination, and we are only working on the basis of what the Iraqi leadership is asking for training, advice and other activities,” he said.

“I think the majority of Iraqi politicians are aware that this does not support the voices calling for our departure from Iraq,” he said.

The MP for the Fatah Alliance, Qusay Abbas, revealed on Sunday (April 14, 2019), the pressure exerted on the three presidencies to prevent the proposal to draft a law to remove foreign troops from Iraq.

“The current parliament, like its predecessor, is silent about the issue of dealing with the file of foreign presence on Iraqi soil,” Abbas said in an exclusive interview with Baghdad today.

He added that “there is a split in opinion between the political blocs, which is why the presidency of the House of Representatives to include the proposal on the agenda of the parliament,” noting that “there is also pressure exerted on the three presidencies in order to prevent the project and pass it within the parliament.”

President Barham Salih said on Saturday (March 30, 2019) that he saw no “serious” opposition to the presence of US troops in Iraq, provided that their presence continued to help Iraqi forces fight against Saddam.

Saleh said in an interview with the Associated Press that there is “a general consensus that Iraq needs ongoing cooperation with the forces, indicating that it can continue as long as necessary,” warning that “the threat of fanaticism is not over, although From the announcement of the defeat of the regional group in Syria last week. ”

About 5,200 US troops are stationed in Iraq as part of a security pact with the Iraqi government to provide advice, assistance and support to security forces in the war against Da’ash.

He invaded large parts of Iraq in 2014 after the collapse of Iraqi forces and began to declare a “self-styled” succession on territory stretching to Iraq and Syria.

US forces, which left Iraq in 2011 after its invasion in 2003, were called back in 2014 to help fight the group.

Iraq declared victory over a supporter in late 2017 after a devastating bloody war.


Parliament will hold tomorrow’s meeting to discuss the traffic law and read three other laws

Editorial Date: 2019/4/14 19:51 
(Baghdad: Al Furat News) The House of Representatives will hold its regular session on Monday to discuss the traffic law and read three other laws.
The agenda includes “the vote on the draft law amending the law of the recovery of Iraq’s money No. (9) for the year 2012, and vote on the draft law amending the law of companies No. (21) for the year 1997.” 
It also includes the first reading of the draft law of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, the first reading of the draft law of the first amendment to the Law of the Ministry of Interior No. 20 of 2016 and the first reading of the draft law on the accession of the Republic of Iraq to the Convention on Minimum Standards of Social Security No. 102 of 1952. 
It also ensures “the report and discussion of the draft traffic law.” 
The session is due to begin at 1 pm tomorrow


The start of the four-way meeting in Amman at the level of foreign ministers with the participation of Iraq


 money and business

Economy News _ Baghdad

The Iraqi Foreign Ministry announced on Sunday the start of the four-nation meeting, which includes the countries of Iraq, Cyprus, Greece and Jordan in Amman at the level of foreign ministers. 
“The four-way meeting started in Amman at the level of foreign ministers with the participation of Iraq,” ministry spokesman Ahmed al-Sahaf said in a statement received by the economy. 
“The most important topics of the meeting are the development of economic relations and integration in various fields,” he added.

Industry: Preparation of a plan to re-operate 130 plants suspended in a number of provinces

 money and business

Economy News _ Baghdad

The Ministry of Industry and Minerals announced on Sunday the preparation of a plan to restore the life of 130 factories and factories suspended between different provinces, in order to provide jobs and encourage domestic production. 
“In implementation of the government program for the current year 2019, the Ministry of Industry and Minerals has started the restoration of 130 factories and factories out of 280 factories,” said media spokesman in the ministry Abdul Wahed al-Shammari in a statement. Production capacities at rates ranging from 25 50 to 75 per cent. “
Al-Shammari added that “the ministry’s plan is making extraordinary efforts to rehabilitate the buildings, especially in the liberated areas, to restore the production lines to secure the local product and to fill the market need of various commodities and materials in order to combat the dumping of goods and restore confidence in the national product. For some products, goods and goods with after-sale services. ” 
He added that “the ministry has been and is still demanding the deduction of percentages of customs duties in its favor as it produces similar materials while allowing the entry of foreign goods through the border crossings, in addition to the activation of the law of customs tariff, which provides for the high charges for the 84 goods protected locally produced from During the factories and factories of the Ministry of Industry and the private sector, as it is obligatory to collect customs fees by 100 percent in case of entry.
Al-Shammari said that “the ministry is on the verge of launching a number of new production lines after preparing a plan and vision during the last period through openness and orientation towards the private sector sober able materially and technically and reconsider the contracts of participation and investment and investment plan contracts concluded by the ministry during the previous years.”

The House of Representatives announces the signing of a strategic agreement with China



Information / Baghdad …

The First Vice-President of the House of Representatives, Hassan Karim al-Kaabi, on Sunday, near the signing of a “strategic agreement” with the Republic of China, calling on Chinese companies to contribute to the reconstruction of Iraqi cities.

In a statement received by a delegation from the Foreign Relations Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Lee Jun, and the presence of Chinese Ambassador to China Chen Wicheng, Al-Kaabi said, “The strategic agreement which is expected to be signed during the coming period Mission”.

He added that “the volume of trade exchange between the two countries exceeds 30 billion dollars annually,” calling on “Chinese companies to contribute to reconstruction projects and China’s contribution to its good experiences in the development of some of the Iraqi economic sectors, especially the energy sector (oil and electricity) China is the largest importer of Iraqi crude oil. “

For his part, Li said that “China is interested in strengthening relations with all countries at the developmental level, exchanging experiences, trade and all other activities, as well as cooperation on the political issues and the development of relations between the Communist Party of China and the active parties in friendly countries, including the Iraqi parties.”

“It is our country’s duty to provide support to Iraq and to contribute to the reconstruction of liberated cities and to benefit from experience in overcoming many of the problems China has already suffered, such as poverty reduction, development and service problems,” he said. Finished 25 s

US economy offers $ 100 million to stabilize Iraq


America offers $ 100 million to stabilize Iraq
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The United States government is working with the US Congress to provide an additional 100 million US dollars to help stabilize the liberated areas of pro-Syrian control, the US embassy in Baghdad said on Sunday.

USAID will provide the funds to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). With this assistance of $ 100 million, the United States Government has provided $ 358 million for stabilization efforts in Iraq since 2015.

The Stabilization Finance Team is working with the support of the International Alliance for a Defiant Defeat and is run in cooperation with the Iraqi government. The Government of the United States of America and the Government of Iraq are committed to creating favorable conditions to allow displaced Iraqis to return to their homes and move forward with their lives again. The Stabilization Program will benefit from this new funding by restoring essential services such as water, electricity, sanitation, health, housing and education.

In his speech, the Chargé d’affaires in Anbar province, the tribal elders and the people of the region called for the protection of the project sites and to do their part to return all displaced Iraqis wishing to return to their homes and help them integrate into their communities.

Iraq and America discuss preparations for a meeting of the Stabilization Support Group in Baghdad next Thursday


Editorial Date: 2019/4/14 19:07 
(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) President of the US Department Ambassador Ambassador Sondos Omar Ali discussed with US Charge d’Affaires, Ambassador Joe Hood, preparations for the meeting of the Stabilization Support Group in Iraq on Thursday.
A statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, received by the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of it, “During the meeting, which was held at the ministry, on Sunday, discussed a number of issues of common interest between the two countries, including progress in efforts to activate the strategic framework agreement between Iraq and the United States of America “He said. 
“The issue of facilitating the granting of entry features between the two countries and means of enhancing trade relations between the two sides and preparations for the meeting of the Stabilization Support Group in Iraq, which will be held for the first time in Baghdad on 17/4/2019, was also discussed.”