Foreign Minister discusses with US official resolving crises in the region

Date of release: 2019/5/8 22:20

(VOI) – Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim on Wednesday discussed the resolution of crises in the region during his meeting with US Under Secretary of State David Satterfield.

The Foreign Ministry said in a statement received by Al-Hakim received at the headquarters of the State Department David Satterfield, Undersecretary of the US Secretary of State and Chargé d’Affaires of the US Embassy, Joe Howard, and discussed bilateral relations between Baghdad and Washington, and ways to elevate them to what Meets the aspiration of the two friendly peoples. ”

The two sides stressed, according to the statement, “the importance of continuing bilateral cooperation to achieve the common interests of the two countries”

He praised the progress made in the relations between the two countries in order to meet the aspirations of the Iraqi people.

Al-Hakim expressed “Iraq’s aspiration to continue to support all efforts at various levels to resolve the crises experienced by the region, and eradicate the phenomenon of terrorism from its roots.”

“The visit comes within the context of maintaining high-level contacts between the two countries, strengthening strategic relations, consultation on various issues, regional challenges and providing sustainable solutions to achieve stability in the Middle East,” the statement said. is over,15700021,15700043,15700186,15700191,15700253,15700256,15700259&usg=ALkJrhhAdAAXoUo2h7Tc4sfH-n_-cXZAGA


Washington is imposing new sanctions on Iran

Date of release: 2019/5/8 22:10

(International: Al Furat News) US President Donald Trump on Wednesday issued an executive order to expand the sanctions imposed on Iran as a result of its nuclear program.

Trump, which includes sanctions on sectors such as iron, steel, aluminum and copper, also denies Tehran the export revenues of minerals it may spend on its nuclear program.

Trump added that “the coming period will see the imposition of further sanctions on Iran unless it announced the amendment of its behavior radically, stressing that the new sanctions represent a warning message to the other countries from allowing the arrival of exports of Iranian minerals to its ports.”,15700021,15700043,15700186,15700191,15700253,15700256,15700259&usg=ALkJrhjF5-QFZWRbFja46ORZzYuiVojjtQ

The oil minister: near the signing of an agreement with Exxon and PetroChina

Economy | 01:14 – 08/05/2019

BAGHDAD (Reuters) –

Oil Minister Thamer al-Ghadhban announced Wednesday that he was close to signing an agreement with Exxon Mobil and PetroChina.

Ghadban said he expected his ministry to sign a “preliminary agreement with ExxonMobil and PetroChina” very soon, “but did not give a specific date.”

“We were able to take a step towards resolving some outstanding issues in the deal.”

Once the talks are concluded, the preliminary agreement will be examined by a ministerial energy committee before being submitted to the Council of Ministers for approval.