US Embassy: We have no bases in Iraq and we will not use its territory to attack any country

 Politics    20.04.2019 22:43  301    Editor: hr     

Baghdad today – Baghdad

On April 20, 2019, US Charge d’Affaires in Iraq, Joe Hood, revealed the number of US troops inside the country, pointing out that his country does not have any military bases here.

“We have between 5,000 and 6,000 US troops in Iraq, in coordination with his government, to train Iraqi forces,” said HOOD in the program, “Point of View” with Dr. Nabil Jassim .

“We have provided a billion dollars to the border guards in the areas of training and armament and provide logistical and important information to Iraqi forces, especially the air force leadership,” he said. “The prime minister wants the US to stay inside the country.”

He pointed out that “the US forces withdrawn from Syria did not enter Iraq, but went to other countries in the region and others, and we are ready to meet any Iraqi request to strengthen, or reduce the number.”

“We do not have special bases in Iraq, but we work in Iraqi bases in cooperation with Iraqi forces.”

“I spoke with political blocs and political leaders, and they want to continue the role of the international coalition in Iraq according to the framework framework agreement.”

“We will not use Iraq to attack other countries at all,” he said, adding that “the three presidencies in Iraq support the continuation of US partnership with Iraqi forces.”

The President of the House of Representatives Mohammed Halbusi, “said from Iran that the presence of the international coalition is necessary The President also stressed that the relationship with the United States must be established,” adding that “the Prime Minister also said that the presence of US forces at the request of the Iraqi government and the relationship With Washington essential. ”


US Embassy: We will take diplomatic measures against Iraq that the violation of sanctions against Iran, this is what we advised Abdul Mahdi

 Politics    20.04.2019 22:56  1501    Editor: hr     

Baghdad today – Baghdad

US Ambassador to Iraq Joe Hood said on Saturday that his country may impose “diplomatic measures” on Iraq if it fails to comply with sanctions imposed on Iran.

“Tramp’s comments on Iran’s monitoring of Iraq are not in the comment and interpretation,” Hudd said in the program, “Point of View” with Dr. Nabil Jassem .

He added that “our role in Iraq comes to strengthen his government to complete a defeat and calls for the extension of its authority in the face of Iranian interventions,” noting that “President Trump was right to monitor the role of Iran’s negative in the region.”

“Iran is sinking the Iraqi market with Iranian goods, making Iraqi farmers unaware, exporting materials to Iraq worth 20 billion dollars, and Iraq does not reciprocate,” he said.

He added that “the United States does not monitor Iran from the bases where the presence of its forces in Iraq.”

And on the visit of Iranian President Hassan Rowhani to Iraq, compared to the visit of the US President, the unnamed to the base of Al-Assad in Anbar, last year’s Eid, said Houd, “These security precautions, and we have the right to follow them No one threatens the Iranian President in Iraq, .

He pointed out that “Trump advised Abdul Mahdi to undertake a regional tour and we support his movements and the development of Iraq’s relations with Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Arab countries.”

“We look forward to Abdul Mahdi’s visit to Washington and we have a lot of files in question.” Abdul Mahdi wants an economically strong Iraq and his openness to the neighborhood can be used in several areas, including importing energy.

“We want Iraq to be independent in the energy field. We have given the government short-term exemptions on importing energy from Iran. We want Iraq to produce energy and gas without the help of anyone and has competent ministers to carry out this mission,” he said.

He warned that the United States “may go to diplomatic action against Iraq in the event that he did not comply with US sanctions on Iran.”

“Iran is pressing Iraq to break US sanctions and we are watching closely and taking action in this regard and stopping any Iranian transfers to companies and individuals, especially those associated with Iranian entities such as the IRGC,” he said.

Halabousi thanks the neighboring countries, the government and the people after the end of the Baghdad summit

Editorial Date: 2019/4/20 21:36

(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) Speaker of the House of Representatives Mohammed Halabousi on Saturday, a message of thanks and gratitude to neighboring countries, the government and the people after the end of the summit of parliaments of neighboring countries hosted by the capital Baghdad today.

Al-Halaboussi’s message, which received a copy of Al-Furat News, reads as follows:

“I extend my sincere thanks and gratitude to the heads of the parliaments and their accompanying delegations for their honor and presence in Baghdad. I also extend my thanks to all political leaders, MPs, the Prime Minister and his office, security forces, And the members of the House of Representatives for their efforts made at the summit of parliaments of neighboring countries of Iraq and

thanks to the Iraqi people for his unlimited support for his legislative institution, and the noble feelings translated by social media to love the Iraqis and their neighbors and great generosity.

In the presence of Saleh and Halbusi .. Abdul-Mahdi to the heads of parliaments neighboring countries: Iraq’s point of convergence of brothers

Date of release: 2019/4/20 20:31

(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi received on Saturday the presidents and members of the House of Representatives participating in the summit of Parliaments of neighboring countries, which ended its work in Baghdad today.

“Iraq today is a meeting point for all neighboring countries and all its brothers,” Abdul Mahdi said in a statement received by Al-Furat News.

“We want to cooperate with everyone and work to build a network of relations that serves the security and stability of our region and the interests of our peoples and achieve the development and economic prosperity of all our countries,” he said.

The statement said that “the meeting was held in the presence of President Barham Saleh and Speaker of the House of Representatives Mohammed Halbusi.”

The Iraqi capital, Baghdad, today witnessed the convening of a conference of parliaments of Iraq’s neighboring countries in the presence of six countries namely Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, Syria, Iran and Turkey. The final communique agreed to support the stability and security of the region, pointing out that Iraq has defeated terrorism and defended the region. is over

Euphrates News} published the text of the final statement of the Baghdad Summit

Date of release: 2019/4/20 15:31

Final Statement

We are the heads of parliaments and representative councils of the neighboring countries of Iraq, meeting in Baghdad on Saturday, 15 Shaban 1440 AH – 20 April 2019 at the first summit of its kind, at the invitation of the Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives Mr. Mohamed Halabousi. In order to enhance the depth of our community relations, and in our interest to the future of Iraq and its people and the future of the peoples of our region in general, we affirm the following:

First, the participants affirm the support of the stability of Iraq and the preservation of its territorial integrity and its social fabric, after its great victory over the organization of the preacher of the terrorist, and they consider the stability of Iraq necessary in the stability of the region and contribute its return with all its political and economic weight and creative human resources to its Arab and regional environment. As well as its stated parliamentary and governmental policy of maintaining relations of neighborly relations with all and without interference in its internal affairs.

Second: The participants affirm that the victory achieved by Iraq on the organization of Dahesh has become a common ground for all the peoples of the region; to start a new page of cooperation and building and support the community dialogue, and to build mutual understandings on new bases in the future based on supporting development and investment and building a network of relations Integration among their peoples.

Third: Emphasize the importance of supporting moderation and combating extremism in all its forms, especially as it is the people of the region who pay the price of extremism.

Fourth: The participants affirm the support of the process of building, reconstruction and development in Iraq, and encourage investment opportunities in various fields of education, health, industry, information technology, culture, trade, finance, free zones and other life facilities, both in the public and private sectors and supporting the reconstruction of liberated cities Terrorist infrastructure and rehabilitate its infrastructure to provide job opportunities for returning displaced people to their cities.

Fifth: Emphasizing the support of the political process and democracy in Iraq in all its tracks, which resulted in the holding of elections and the completion of the selection of the three presidencies according to constitutional entitlements, so as to ensure the participation of all components and political forces; to achieve a prosperous future for the people of Iraq.