Government statement on security developments in Baghdad

Date: 2019/11/4 18:02 • 381 times read

BAGHDAD: The spokesman for the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, on Monday, a statement on developments in Baghdad this evening.

Khalaf said in a press release that “necessary measures were taken by the security forces to remove groups that burned a restaurant in Baalbek in central Baghdad and the security forces dispersed them.”

It is noteworthy that protesters stormed the area of Allawi today and demonstrated in front of the Prime Minister building before the security forces control the situation. is over


Source: Demonstrators head towards the Prime Minister’s building and close the Allawi area

Date: Editor: 2019/11/4 17:27

BAGHDAD: Al-Furat News) A security source said on Monday, the demonstrators headed Prime Minister’s headquarters in the Allawi area of Baghdad.

The source told (Euphrates News) that “demonstrators are heading towards the headquarters of the Prime Minister,” noting that “security closes the roads leading to the building.”

The Presidency of Kurdistan reveals the results of a meeting with Barzani delegation of Congress


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2019/11/04 06:53:31

President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, stressed that the region views with interest its relations with the US Congress, reiterating the thanks and appreciation of the Kurdistan region to the United States of America, which supported the Kurdistan region and assisted him and Iraq in particular in the war against terrorism and had a major role in defeating ISIS.

During a meeting of the President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, a delegation of the US Congress headed by Democratic Congressman Adam Smith and three other members of Congress, on Monday, discussed the latest developments in Iraq and the ongoing demonstrations, and highlighted the causes and demands of demonstrators, and future expectations Of the political process and the security situation in Iraq.

In the meeting, which was attended by the Vice-Presidents of the Kurdistan Region and the US ambassador in Iraq and the delegations of the two sides, they discussed the progress in relations between Erbil and Baghdad and dialogue between them to solve the problems, the situation of the disputed areas, the dangers of ISIS re-emergence and ways to face them and the role and American assistance in this area.

With regard to the components of the Kurdistan Region, Barzani stressed the coexistence and acceptance of the other between all religious and national components, and highlighted the reforms in the Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs and thanked the United States and other countries of the international coalition that help the Kurdistan region in this area, and counted the success of this process among The main functions of the Presidency of the Kurdistan Region and the Kurdistan Regional Government.

The exchange of views on the situation in the region in general and the developments in Syria and the situation of refugees and their flow to the Kurdistan region and the importance of security and stability in the region, was another focus of the meeting.

The World Bank assesses the situation of Iraq and the future of its economy

Date: 2019/11/4 11:49

The World Bank issued its report on Iraq and its outlook from the previous years.

The report showed the following results:

1. In the absence of structural reforms and accelerated reconstruction, Iraq’s recovery may be short-lived, and growth is expected to continue its positive path and peak at 5.1 per cent in 2020.However, growth is expected to slow to 2.7 per cent. cent in 2021.

2. higher spending with lower oil prices will lead to the expected fiscal deficit at 3.3 percent of GDP in 2020 and will remain in a similar scale in 2021. It is expected that the ongoing fiscal deficit will raise public debt to more Of 48 per cent of GDP by 2021.

3. Lower oil prices and increased imports will keep the current account balance in deficit, with GDP expected to average 4 per cent over the period 2020-2021. This is expected to be financed in part by the accumulation of previous international reserves. As a result, the CBI’s foreign reserves are expected to fall to an estimated US $ 51 billion (or 5.7 months of imports) by 2021.

The report also illustrates a range of challenges facing Iraq

– a fragile political environment – a

total reliance on revenues. Oil

– lack of services, corruption and lack of jobs

For the eleventh day .. Demonstrators Tahrir Square demanding the dismissal of the government


Monday, November 4, 2019 10:38 AM

Baghdad / … Demonstrators in Tahrir Square in central Baghdad, on Monday, continued their sit-in in the square for the eleventh day in a row to demand the dismissal of the government and disclose the identity of the killers of the demonstrators and prosecution, while continuing to control the building of the Turkish restaurant despite attempts by riot control forces since several Days by heavily targeting him with tear and sound bombs.

A source said that the position of the Republic Bridge witnessed a continuous concentration of demonstrators at the first line of the bridge, pointing to the large number of students who decided to go on strike and declare civil disobedience to Tahrir Square in Baghdad.

He explained that the Al-Senk Bridge witnessed a positioning near the first line and the parking garage, while noting the closure of Al-Khalani Square.

A source said on Monday, a number of streets in Baghdad, especially east of the capital, and in other provinces, by demonstrators to continue the pressure in the implementation of “civil disobedience” they called for its implementation since yesterday.

Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Sunday that the demonstrations in the country have achieved many of its purposes and prompted the three authorities to review their positions, while noting that the threat of oil interests and blocking some roads to Iraq’s ports is causing great losses exceeding billions, he explained that ” It is time for life to return to normal to open all markets, interests, laboratories, schools and universities. ”

The demonstrators across Iraq have called for days to carry out civil disobedience across the provinces to express their rejection of the continuation of the current government and Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi adhered to the position despite popular rejection of him and the continued repression of demonstrators and non-response to their demands.

The capital Baghdad and nine other provinces since last Friday (October 25), large-scale protests to demand the dismissal of the government and bring the killers of demonstrators to justice and work for early elections under international supervision, and resulted in the killing and wounding of hundreds of demonstrators and security forces as a result of brutal repression The demonstrators were subjected to it.

US congressional delegation arrives in Erbil from Baghdad and meets with leaders of Kurdistan

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Congress delegation

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2019/11/04 05:38:23

The delegation of the US House of Representatives, headed by Representative of the Democratic Party in Washington and Chairman of the Armed Forces Committee Adam Smith; arrived in the city of Arbil, the capital of the Kurdistan region from Baghdad.

Upon his arrival this morning, the delegation held a meeting with the President of the region Nechirvan Barzani, followed by another meeting with the Prime Minister Masrour Barzani and his deputy Qabbad Talabani in the presence of a number of ministers and government officials.

The officials discussed with the delegation relations between the Kurdistan region and the United States, the war against ISIS in addition to the situation in Iraq and the protests in Baghdad and the central and southern provinces of the country.

This delegation is scheduled to meet with the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party Massoud Barzani.

The delegation visited the capital Baghdad and met with the three presidencies, where they discussed with them the crisis of protests and ways to come up with solutions.

Saleh and a US delegation emphasize support for reform plans and the fulfillment of demands

Release date:: 2019/11/4 14:42

President Barham Salih received a delegation of members of the US House of Representatives at the Peace Palace in Baghdad.

“During the meeting, which was attended by US Ambassador to Iraq Matthew Toller, they discussed ways to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries and develop prospects for joint cooperation to serve the interests of the two friendly peoples,” a presidential statement said. Supporting the reform plans and procedures in Iraq to achieve the demands of the citizens by reforming the political and economic systems and providing a free and decent life.

“They also discussed the developments of the war on terrorism and reviewed the latest regional and international developments.”

The President of the Republic is visiting Erbil today

Date: 2019/11/4 14:46

BAGHDAD: The President of the Republic Barham Saleh will visit the city of Erbil on Monday.

The source said in a press statement that “the President of the Republic will arrive in Arbil at 4 pm this afternoon, where he will meet with officials of the Kurdistan region to discuss relations between the federal government and the region, as well as to discuss the current situation in the country.”

He pointed out that “the issue of amending the Constitution will be one of the files that will be discussed by the President of the Republic with officials of the region in Erbil.”