The Iraqi government announces that it will acquiesce if the parliament decides


 2019/11/08 12:28:35

Iraqi government spokesman Saad al-Hadithi said on Friday that the government would resign if the Iraqi parliament votes.

Speaking to Sky News, al-Hadithi said he accepted the parliament’s decisions on the government, even if the government’s resignation would resign.

He added that “the resignation of the government will turn it into a caretaker government, which represents an obstacle to the implementation of the demands of the demonstrators.”


Al-Hadithi: The government has moved corruption cases against senior officials


Date: Edit: 2019/11/8 20:10 
Government spokesman Saad al-Hadithi said on Friday that the government has “moved several cases of corruption against a number of senior officials.”
Al-Hadithi said in a press statement that “the government is working to enact many reform laws in the country.”
He said the government was “working on a new election law and a fair distribution of wealth.” is over

Al-Hadithi: The government has moved corruption cases against senior officials

Date: Edit: 2019/11/8 20:10 Al-Hadithi: The government has moved corruption cases against senior officials

Government spokesman Saad al-Hadithi said on Friday that the government has “moved several cases of corruption against a number of senior officials.”
Al-Hadithi said in a press statement that “the government is working to enact many reform laws in the country.”
He said the government was “working on a new election law and a fair distribution of wealth.” is over

US report: Iran considers Abdul-Mahdi’s government as its government and does not want to lose

Iraqi government




suppression of killing

2019/11/08 06:38:02

The protests in Iraq are the largest in decades, threatening both Baghdad and Tehran, the Washington Post reported, adding that the streets of Baghdad are not alien to power struggles, but this time the crowds are different, and they represent the largest popular movement in Iraq’s modern history. And a new generation grew up under the US invasion, and under the politicians from Baghdad and Tehran, now find themselves in a position to defend their powers.

The newspaper pointed out in a report to a banner held high in the central Baghdad square read “to the generations of the sixties and seventies, we encourage you,” in reference to these protests are new in everything.

Threat to the equation of governance

Hareth Hassan, a non-resident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for Near East Studies, said the most important thing these protests do is threaten the sectarian equation that has reduced Iraqis to their ethnic and religious identities.

The newspaper reported that Iran, frightened by the elimination of its influence, intervened to impose a brutal response to the protests. .

It said Tehran had pressed Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, who had prepared his resignation, to give up his resignation and convinced him that the protests were a foreign plot run by the United States and Israel.

No to the militias and religious doctrines

It quoted a 19-year-old protester, whose first name was Mohamed, as saying they wanted a government free of militias and religious doctrine;

On the reluctance of Iraqis in the west and north of the country to participate in the protests, the newspaper said they believe that the government will use their participation to say they want to return fighters of the Islamic State.

The Washington Post continued to talk about the Iraqi protests, saying it surprised the political elites and many Iraqis.

Concerning Iran’s fear of these protests, the Washington Post said Tehran regards Abdul Mahdi’s government as its own and believes it has for the first time succeeded in controlling decision-making.

Protesters promise millions of demonstrations on Friday .. The woman in the heart of the demonstration square in Baghdad

BAGHDAD / Obelisk: A security source said on Friday, November 8, 2019, that security forces take strict measures in the center of Baghdad before the Friday prayers.

The source said that the security forces took strict security measures in the center of Baghdad before the Friday prayers, adding that “the security situation is good above the bridges of the Senk and the Republic and at the Turkish restaurant.” 

The source pointed out that “the roads leading to al-Khalani Square and the bridges of the free and martyrs are impassable, with a small number of demonstrators,” stressing “there is no clashes or frictions with the security forces.” 

Sources in Basra province said that the security authorities in the province had established a new concrete barrier near the government compound in Basra in addition to early security cuts in the main streets of Basra.

The sources announced that the city of Basra does not witness security cuts of roads and confined to the roads linking the districts and districts

And start a million demonstration after Friday prayers, in Tahrir Square, the center of demonstrations in Baghdad. 

The contribution of women to the ongoing demonstrations in Iraq appeared the most striking phenomenon in this protest movement that has dominated the streets of the capital and some Iraqi cities in recent days. 

The presence of women in the photos and videos that spread on social media about these demonstrations and their various activities. 

Perhaps this is not a new phenomenon. The contribution of the feminist movement to the political and social movement in Iraq in the last two decades has emerged at pivotal moments, as is the case with mass demonstrations of women in 2003.

Live testimonials 

Rhea – activist

Riya works to deliver equipment, medical supplies and supplies to the protesters and is keen to come daily to Tahrir Square in the heart of Baghdad, where protesters gather. 

I am in Tahrir Square, not as a demonstrator but as a mother. I fear a lot for the young people here and I hope that no more blood is wasted. 

The presence of women in the early days was little, then began to increase. I see women of all generations and from different social strata. I see grandmothers who prepare bread, tourists (bread made with rice flour) and tea sellers along with modern young women. 

I saw the Baghdad woman in the yard of protesting with her folkloric image, which I had not seen for a long time, that the Hatun, who wears the abaya, sheila, and the ‘julab’ in her side, stands calling her Lord wearing a shrewd trap in her hand and chanting, ‘May Allah protect you and keep evil from you.’

I saw mothers of my age who came with their children and I saw young women and girls shouting loudly with all the ambition of the youth and their brutality, which I feel we lost with many things we lost. We were (as a generation) always stumble with many disappointments, but these young women and young people are stronger than us and are still violent and I hope they do not go through what we went through. I have not been able to lock up my tears in many humanitarian situations and the positions of solidarity I have witnessed there. They are many I can not shorten. 

 Raghad – a demonstrator

This is my first demonstration. It is a demonstration that has no political agenda or religious symbols. I did not participate in the demonstration that took place at the beginning of October.

Obelisk – Agencies

Urgent text of the speech of the Supreme Reference today on the demonstrations

Release date:: 2019/11/8 12:17

(Baghdad: Euphrates News) Our agency publishes the text of the Supreme Religious Reference sermon on Friday on demonstrations and the situation of the country.

During the Friday prayer sermon at the al-Husseini al-Sharif mosque, the representative of the supreme religious authority read the text from the office of the supreme religious authority in Najaf.

Sheikh Abdul Mahdi Karbalai today , ” we read you the text of what our response from Mr. Samaha Office (long live) in Najaf: In the

name of God the Merciful

popular pro – reform protests continue in more than one place, has been demonstrated by the many bright images that reflect Mhamed qualities Recalling the first constellation of loved ones who were shed with their blood in the beginning of this reform movement forty days ago and have mercy on their pure souls, We wish to point out several points:

(1): The political forces in power have a unique opportunity to respond to the demands of citizens according to an agreed roadmap, to be implemented within a specified period of time, to put an end to a long era of corruption, abhorrent quotas and the absence of social justice. There are great risks surrounding the country.

(Ii) Maintaining the peaceful nature of the protests in all its forms is of paramount importance. It is the responsibility of the security forces to avoid the use of violence – especially excessive violence – in dealing with peaceful protesters, which is unwarranted and has serious consequences. It was noted that most of the participants in the protests are peaceful and avoid the exposure of the security forces, government facilities and private property, should be directed to the few that continue to stop to stop, so that the scene of the protests is pure from everything that it detains.

(III): The peaceful demonstration is the right of every Iraqi adult full, by expressing his opinion and demanding his right, it is willing to participate in it and did not want did not participate, and no one has to bind others what he thinks, and it is not appropriate that the participation or non-participation provoked to exchange accusations between When citizens disagree, they should respect each other’s opinion and excuse them in their choice.

Fourth: There are parties and internal and external parties that have played a prominent role in the past decades in Iraq, which has been severely harmed and subjected to the oppression and abuse of Iraqis, and it may seek today to exploit the ongoing protest movement to achieve some of its objectives. Participants in the protests and others should be Great caution against the exploitation of these parties and any loophole through which they can penetrate their gathering and change the course of the reform movement.

Fifth: Our pride in the armed forces and those who joined them in the fight against ISIS terrorism and defending Iraq as a people, land and sanctities have a great credit to everyone, especially those who are stationed to this day on the borders and the following sensitive sites. They hear any word that detracts from their great sacrifice, but if it is possible today to hold peaceful demonstrations and sit-ins away from the harm of terrorists, it is thanks to these heroic men, they have all the respect and appreciation. ”

Urgent Pompeo: We must help the people of Iraq and achieve their aspirations

Date: 2019/11/8 13:52

“We must help the people of Iraq and Lebanon and achieve their aspirations,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.

“Our soldiers are in Syria and we want Europe to join us to help the Kurds,” Pompeo said at a forum in Germany.

“There are hundreds of terrorists in Syria who want to be tried in their countries.”

“We will do our best to return 6 million Syrians to their homes and we will work through the Security Council by issuing a resolution on this matter,” he said.