Parliamentary Bloc: The disputes over the election law have not been resolved

Baghdad / .. Bayarq Al-Khair Parliamentary Bloc affirmed, today, Saturday, that the differences over the House of Representatives election law are still standing and unresolved.

The head of the bloc, Muhammad al-Khalidi, told “Eye of Iraq News” that “despite the meetings and dialogues that took place during the past days, differences and disagreements are still ongoing regarding the Parliament election law, as there is insistence that the law remains according to what serves some influential political forces.”

And Khalidi said that “up until now, there are still political blocs, despite the fall of martyrs and wounded, trying to circumvent the demands of the demonstrators, with a view to ensuring the political and electoral situation in the future, and for this it wants an election law that serves its interests.”


Barzani: For the first time, we participate in preparing the budget with Baghdad and jointly export Kirkuk oil


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Shafaq News / The head of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani, said on Saturday that the region is participating for the first time in preparing the federal budget with the federal government in Baghdad, noting that the two sides are jointly disputing Kirkuk governorate’s oil.

Barzani gave a speech to the people in which he reviewed the most important accomplishments that were achieved during the first hundred working days of forming the government, and pointed out that what has been achieved represents only the beginning.

The Prime Minister said that strengthening relations with the federal government was one of the priorities of the new government formation, stressing that his visit to Baghdad after he supervised the first cabinet meeting represented a goodwill gesture of desire to reach a fair agreement under the constitution.

He continued: “Strengthening relations with Baghdad has a positive impact, not only on the daily life of the citizens of Kurdistan, but also on the daily life of all Iraqis, and the Kurdistan Regional Government is seeking to conclude a comprehensive agreement with the federal government that is in the interest of everyone.”

Turning to the file of talks with Baghdad, the Prime Minister said that it has made good progress on four issues, the first of which is to find a fair formula for the file of Kurdistan’s share of the financial budget, while the second issue focused on the powers of the region and its constitutional powers on oil and gas.

As for the third issue, the Prime Minister said that it relates to the disputed areas and mechanisms for resolving them based on the constitution, while the fourth issue was devoted to the Peshmerga forces and ensuring their constitutional rights as part of the defense system for Iraq.

He said: “We are still continuing our discussions with the federal government to decide on these problems, and for the first time the regional government is involved in preparing the early stages of the annual budget for Iraq, and we have made good steps with the Ministry of Finance in this regard.”

The Prime Minister stressed that resolving the issue of the Kurdistan Region’s share of the federal budget will contribute to the completion of many projects that will serve the citizens of Kurdistan and Iraq in general, noting that there are other developments that have been achieved in the file of relations with Baghdad.

He went on to say that the Iraqi Ministry of Interior has become providing the necessary facilities in granting entry visas for foreigners wishing to visit the Kurdistan Region, pointing out that this step would help foreign investors to go to Kurdistan to work.

He said that the Kurdistan Regional Government provided facilities for the citizens of Iraqi provinces coming to the region, which included the cancellation of the financial fees obtained from issuing the entry card, explaining that the current procedures are now limited to security audits only.

The Prime Minister continued his speech, saying: “We provide all the necessary facilities for the citizens who come from the Iraqi provinces to visit the cities of the Kurdistan Region, and they spend their time in reassurance in light of stability and security in the region.”

It is noteworthy that the Kurdistan Regional Parliament elected on June 11, 2019, Masrour Barzani to head the ninth government formation, by a majority of votes. On July 10, 2019, he was sworn in as head of a coalition government with the participation of the main parties, consisting of 23 ministers, including three women.

Political analyst: The US sanctions against the “Hashd leaders” are effective even if they do not have external funds

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Baghdad / … political analyst, Wathiq Al-Hashemi, confirmed today, Saturday, that the US treasury sanctions against the four Iraqi figures, in particular the “crowd leaders”, will affect them, even if they do not have assets in America or outside Iraq in general, because these sanctions will be binding on Iraqi government banks. .

And al-Hashemi told “Eye of Iraq News” that “the character that will be most affected is the president of the (National Axis) Alliance Khamis al-Khanjar because he has balances in foreign banks and may be in Europe or America itself,” noting that “other personalities exclude that you own Balances in foreign banks that are under the control of US sanctions and can only secure their money in countries that do not cooperate with America. ”

Muhammad al-Rubaie, a spokesman for the political bureau of the “Sadiqin Movement”, which represents the “Asaib Ahl al-Haq” movement, had announced that the American sanctions imposed on the leaders of the group would not be beneficial because they did not possess the external funds.

It is noteworthy that the US Treasury announced earlier Friday, the imposition of sanctions on the leader of “Asaib Ahl al-Haq” Qais Khazali, and his brother Laith Khazali, leader of the group, in addition to the director of security of the popular crowd Hussein Faleh, and the head of the “National Axis” coalition, Thu dagger. Finished 2

Two presidents express a position on the “Al-Sinak massacre” in central Baghdad, and there is no comment for Abdul-Mahdi

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Shafaq News / Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi and President of the Republic Barham Salih condemned on Saturday the armed attack on protesters in the center of the capital, Baghdad, that resulted in dozens of dead and wounded.

A statement issued by Al-Halbousi’s office stated that the latter “continued, with great interest, the armed attack on the peaceful demonstrators, carried out by criminal gangs outside the law, which took place on Friday, and resulted in a number of deaths and injuries.”

He added, “The government and security forces must take their role by force of law to maintain security, protect citizens, their property, and their capabilities, and prevent any armed manifestations outside the framework of the state.”

As for the Presidency of the Republic, she said in a statement that “Saleh continued, with great care and deep pain, with the relevant government agencies what happened yesterday, Friday, the sixth of December, from an armed criminal attack by criminal gangs and outlaws, which killed a number of dead and wounded in Popular protest.

Saleh stressed, according to the statement, “Once again, the legitimate right of any citizen to protest and demonstrate peacefully, and to prevent and criminalize any armed and violent response against peaceful demonstrators.”

He added that “the responsibility of the state security services, in addition to protecting peaceful demonstrators and public and private property and preserving the lives of Iraqis, is to prosecute and arrest outlaws criminals and bring them to a fair trial to obtain the deterrent punishment they deserve.”

Saleh called on “everyone to respect the peaceful nature of the demonstrations that call for reform, social harmony, and cooperation between citizens and the state’s security services to maintain public security and confront outlaws.”

This did not make any position from the resigned Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, any position on the incident until the time of writing the news.

Parliamentary Finance reveals the date of the arrival of the 2020 budget in Parliament

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The Finance Committee in the House of Representatives revealed, on Saturday (December 07, 2019) that the draft budget law 2020 for the Iraqi state will soon reach the parliament .

Committee member Hanin Qaddo said to (Baghdad today), “It is through information that we have received that the Presidency of the Council of Representatives will receive within the next few days a draft of the 2020 budget law for the Iraqi state .”

And Qaddo said that “after the arrival of the draft law, we will study the articles and paragraphs of the law in detail, then read it first and second, and then vote on it as soon as possible.”

The deputy of the Sadikoun parliamentary bloc, Uday Awad, revealed Thursday (December 5, 2019) that the head of the caretaker government, Adel Abdul Mahdi, granted 20% to the Kurdistan region, in the next 2020 budget.

Uday Awad said, during his hosting of the “Point of View” program presented by Dr. Nabil Jassem, on the “Degla” satellite channel, and followed him (Baghdad today), “There are decisions that will be issued by the Council of Ministers in the next week, including what concerns the budget,” indicating “The 2020 budget will come next week to Parliament and will be a bomb because of the increase in the proportion of Kurdistan.”

Awad added, “Abdul-Mahdi granted the Kurdistan region in the 2020 budget more than 20% that were approved in previous years, which was 17%,” noting that “some ministers seek to resolve the special score file, in light of the daily caretaker government, but Abdul-Mahdi is hesitant, and there is a minister who called on him to continue resolving this file. ”

In the same context, a parliamentary source said, on Thursday (December 5, 2019) that the Presidency of the House of Representatives intends to address the Presidency of the Republic to send a draft budget budget for 2020 to the parliament by next week .

The source stated in an interview with (Baghdad Today), that “the Presidency of the House of Representatives intends to address the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, to send a draft federal budget law 2020 to parliament by next week .”

Earlier in the day, members of the Parliamentary Finance Committee revealed the legal way out to implement the Budget Law for 2020 after the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi became a daily caretaker government, whose powers it is not to send bills to the House of Representatives .

The Iraqi army is deployed in Baghdad after attacking protesters

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Baghdad / Obelisk: The Iraqi army said, on Saturday, December 7, 2019, that it will deploy its forces in the center of the city of Baghdad after unidentified gunmen attacked protesters, killing at least 20 people.

The Iraqi News Agency quoted Qais al-Muhammadawi, the commander of Baghdad operations in the Iraqi army, as saying that the “Baghdad Operations Unit” had received orders to deploy and control the al-Kilani Square and its vicinity to protect peaceful protesters.

The Ministry of Interior opened an investigation into the shooting in the Jisr Al-Sinak area on Friday evening.

On Saturday, the Baghdad Operations Command announced that what happened on Al-Rashid Street was due to the control of the demonstrators in the Sink and Al-Khilani areas and the absence of security forces.

She added in a statement received to the obelisk, that the demonstrators demanded the return of the security forces to secure the area, and after agreement with them was instructed to the armed forces to redeploy in the areas of Al-Sank and Al-Khilani.

She pointed out that the security forces were surprised by the flow of demonstrators this morning to al-Khilani Square and pressured the security forces to make them leave their whereabouts.

The Ministry of Interior revealed, on Friday, that 37 civilians were martyred and killed in Al-Senak as a result of the shooting, while a security source reported that there was “heavy” shooting in Al-Khilani Square and below the Al-Sinak Bridge in central Baghdad. .

The source said, “There is heavy gunfire, under the Al-Sank bridge and in the Khilani Square in central Baghdad.”

He added, “There are reports of a number of martyrs and wounded,” noting that “the power is off within the aforementioned areas.”

Sources have spoken of saboteurs attacking peaceful demonstrators with mulitov bombs near al-Khilani Square in central Baghdad.

A security source said that tear gas was fired near Al-Khilani Square in central Baghdad. 

The High Commissioner for Human Rights warned of the insecurity of the security situation in Tahrir Square in central Baghdad, threatening to cause casualties among peaceful demonstrators and security forces.

The Commission said in a statement, “Appeals to loudspeakers now in Tahrir Square call for either victory or martyrdom, and with our peace we will win, whoever fears the bullets, let me withdraw.”


Pompeo: We will use our authority to punish corrupt Iraqis

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Baghdad / Obelisk: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed, on Saturday, December 7, 2019, that Washington will take measures to punish “the corrupt Iraqis who are plundering the public wealth of their country and targeting peaceful protesters.”

Pompeo wrote on his Twitter account: “Today, we are taking steps to fulfill the pledge to use our legal powers to punish corrupt Iraqis who steal the public wealth of their country and target peaceful protesters.”

He added: Iraqi political leaders and government officials should make Iraq first.

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The President of the Republic issues an important statement on the armed attack on al-Khilani Square (expanded)


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(Baghdad: Al Furat News) Today, Saturday, the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, issued an important statement on the armed assault on demonstrators in al-Khilani Square in central Baghdad.
A statement to his office stated, “Al-Furat News” received that “Saleh, following with great interest and deep pain, follows up with the competent government authorities what happened on Friday, the sixth of December, an armed criminal attack by criminal gangs and outlaws, which killed a number of martyrs And the wounded in the popular protest. “
The President of the Republic reiterated, “The legitimate right of any citizen to protest and demonstrate peacefully, to prevent and criminalize any armed and violent response against peaceful demonstrators, and the responsibility of the security services of the state, in addition to protecting peaceful demonstrators and public and private property and preserving the lives of Iraqis, is to prosecute criminals outside the law and arrest Them and refer them to a fair judiciary to receive the deterrent punishment that they deserve. “
Saleh called on everyone to “respect the peaceful nature of the demonstrations calling for reform, societal harmony, and cooperation between citizens and the state’s security services to maintain public security and confront outlaws.”
“As the President of the Republic extends his deepest condolences and condolences to all the families of the martyrs victims, and wishes for the speedy recovery of the wounded, his sovereignty affirms his keenness on the unity of the Iraqis in these difficult moments to preserve the security of the homeland and the rights of citizens, as well as emphasizing close follow-up with the competent authorities and what is entitled to the right and maintain peace Al-Ahly guarantees freedom, justice and adherence to the law. “Finished


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SULAIMANI — The Government of Iraq has said that Tuesday will be a public holiday to mark the second anniversary of the country’s declaration of victory over Islamic State (ISIS).

In 2017, the government designated December 10 as a day of victory over ISIS militants and a holiday recognized in all the governorates outside of the Kurdistan Region.

Spokesperson for the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Jutiar Adil told NRT that Tuesday would not be a holiday in the Region.

Baghdad declared military victory over ISIS in December 2017 after expelling the militants from all urban centers that the militant group had previously controlled in northern and western Iraq.

Nevertheless, ISIS has not completely disappeared and sleeper cells continue to fight a guerrilla war against government forces and attack civilians.

(NRT Digital Media)…

Deputy: Erbil is committed to deliver 250 barrels of oil to the Sumo Federal Company

Baghdad / Obelisk: The deputy of the Kurdistan Islamic Group, Salim Hamza, revealed on Saturday the details of the final agreement between Baghdad and Erbil on the 2020 budget, indicating that Erbil is committed to handing Baghdad 250 barrels.

Hamzah said in a statement pursued by the obelisk, that “the federal government approved the proposal of Erbil regarding its pledge to deliver 250 barrels of oil per day to the Federal Sumo Company.”

He added, “The Baghdad government will commit to paying the salaries of the region’s employees, as in the current year,” noting that “the agreement obliges both parties to the budget items.”

Hamza clarified, “The joint committees still agree on some financial items between the two parties, but the government’s resignation has delayed some final agreements, especially regarding the border outlets.”

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