America strengthens the protection of its embassy in Iraq

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Shafak News / A security official source said on Monday that a convoy of military vehicle tankers may go to the fortified Green Zone in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

The source said that a military force consisting of 15 tankers carrying Humvees of a variety (Humvee) with a variety of olives, along with American ammunition and weapons, had gone late Sunday evening to the Green Zone.

The source added that this force has a permit to enter the fortified area and go to the United States of America.

The source did not disclose the location from which these military tankers were provided.

This comes at a time when the fortified Green Zone, which includes the Iraqi parliament building, sensitive government departments and institutions, in addition to the embassies and diplomatic missions of the countries, was subjected to continuous missile strikes during the past few period.


The Iranian presence in Iraq is dying

Report – Hussein al-Badawi

The demonstrations that invaded Iraq in protest against corruption, poor public services and unemployment are still continuing to demand the change of the political system that took power after the American invasion of the country in 2003 AD, and the Iraqi authorities have strengthened security measures in the capital in preparation for the events that some factions warned of, and in a closer look at what is going on On the ground now, Iraqi politician Dr. Salah Al-Mukhtar, facts that control events.

Al-Mukhtar indicated that the political system disintegrated after it was floating over corruption, quotas, and dependencies, and was no longer able to collect its papers and needed only a strong (professional) push to remove it, stressing that the militias affiliated with Iran practically disintegrated and there were signs of widespread fighting, and nearly 90% of its elements leaked from its elements. After the picture became clear, the militia left this large number, and a large part of them joined the national uprising, and the result is that few numbers remain spirited and ready to flee when you find those who confront them strongly, with the exception of those who linked their fate to them and they are few symbols and are unable to cope with what will happen, especially since the strength You will find millions of worries Upscale carrying the weapon behind it, and it will be proven in history that the next escape will be the largest and most rapid escape.

The Mukhtar clarified that eastern Israel, “Iran”, does not originally have the ability to send a large army to Iraq for internal and external reasons, and this relies on officers, snipers, and only a few hundred inside Iraq, which are isolated numbers now and terrified of the black fate awaiting them. Especially since the Lebanese uprising expands and attracts a portion of the energies of Iranian colonialism to it, so its strength is dispersed and its weakness increases. Most importantly, the Persian leaders knew that Iraq would be chopper for them – not a cemetery – if they sent large forces and would not find the bodies of their soldiers because they would be chopped.

Al-Mukhtar pointed out that the internal situation in Iran has reached a dangerous stage of attrition, and the proof is the recent general uprising that included hundreds of cities awaiting an appropriate opportunity as a major international or regional event to overthrow the regime, stressing that the Iranian regional role exercised by the mullahs’ regime is about to end after it was attached The destruction required in the main Arab countries, and it is time to put Iran between two tracks and cut its nuclear worm appendages and others, to complete the arrangement of the region.

Al-Mukhtar said: “The uprising now, and unlike the disintegration of the Iranian forces, has gained broader public support that includes all of Iraq. The role of the original tribal sheikhs who reject the Iranian invasion overwhelmed the sheikhs of the dollar after the hideous massacres carried out by Iranian militias, so the tribal position became essentially based on the demand for revenge, a position that will have an effect The largest in the next comprehensive collapse of the Persians’s regime, the Iranian regime has revealed the fact that it was hiding it, which is that it is hateful with extremism on all Iraqis, and what has been wiped out for more than a thousand martyrs and wounding more than twenty thousand with deep wounds and without compassion, is only conclusive evidence that convinced those who were hesitant or misleading that a thousand Q are the most dangerous enemy of the Arabs, the national project of the Persian fell in Iraq after losing what he saw as the basic Hadhanth, and ended up in practice and what is left of his dying bull kicked. ”

Regarding the Arab position towards Iran now, Al-Mukhtar emphasized that it is better and this is reflected in the Arab media coverage of the Iraqi and Lebanese uprising. As for the international position, it is becoming more solid in rejecting Iranian colonial expansion and is reflected in the American and European positions, which helps to cause more disintegration in Tehran’s ranks.

Expectations to stop the demonstrations in the event that the Prime Minister is named “in conformity with specifications”

Differences between demonstrators in Baghdad and the provinces

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Protesters in Tahrir Square, Baghdad yesterday (AP)

Baghdad: Fadel Al-Nashmi

Regardless of the deadline for the constitutional deadline that the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, is supposed to present his new candidate for prime minister to parliament to gain his confidence, the Iraqi movement groups continue to press hard through demonstrations, sit-ins, and continuous strikes to compel the government and its political forces to implement the popular demands, led by the choice of a matching prime minister The specifications and conditions laid down exclusively by the movement groups, and not those that correspond to the interests and agenda of the political forces.

Activists have been deliberating for weeks a set of conditions that must be met in the new prime minister, including that he be independent and not affiliated with any political party and age not exceeding 55 years, and he has never held high positions in the state, along with his integrity and patriotism and his ability to hold corrupt and those involved in the blood of demonstrators .

The demonstrations continued yesterday, in Baghdad and most of the Iraqi provinces, and thousands of university students joined the demonstration in Tahrir Square. Activists’ opinions were relatively mixed on whether the demonstrations should remain and if the sit-ins will be resolved, after choosing a new prime minister. While activists in Baghdad point to the possibility of ending the demonstrations and sit-in in the event of the rise of a candidate acceptable to the demonstrators, activists in other governorates confirm their continuation, until all the demands are fulfilled, including the approval of a new election law and the dissolution of Parliament.

In this direction, the civil activist, Muhammad Model, expects that “the demonstrations and sit-ins will stop in the event that a satisfactory Prime Minister emerges from him from the demonstrators and conforms to their conditions. Otherwise, things will take other paths.” And Model says in an interview with “Asharq Al-Awsat”: “The decision of quite a few demonstrators so far is to support the Prime Minister, who is satisfactory to him. The matter may reach the sit-in in front of his palace in the Green Zone to support him in completing his tasks of holding the killers and enacting a new election law and forming Independent commission.

As for the journalist and activist Maitham Al-Shabani in Al-Diwaniyah Governorate, he points out that there are “extremist protest trends in the province that do not count much on the election of a new prime minister and want to end the entire political system and insist on continuing the protests until this goal is achieved.” Al-Shabani told Al-Sharq Al-Awsat: “Today, mass demonstrations have taken place, and university students have stood up against calls by some clerics and parties to demand a halt to the strike, and demonstrators have closed most government departments in the province.” He emphasized, “The students of the College of Medicine opened exhibitions to sell local products against Iranian products, and they decided to allocate sales profits to support the demonstrators and sit-in protesters.”

Hundreds of students went out in Babel yesterday, demonstrations in the city center, and hundreds of students from Karbala University organized demonstrations that cut the road to the education field in the central province, in support of the protests taking place in the country. Protesters cut off some roads in the city.

In the city of Nasiriyah, the center of the southern province of Dhi Qar, which is relatively calm these days, despite the paralysis that affects most aspects of life in the city, thousands of demonstrators continued yesterday, arriving in Al-Haboubi Square in the city center. Some demonstrators cut the intersection of the lobby, the victory bridge, civilizations and the alternative in the center of Nasiriyah with burning tires, and later opened them. Civil activist Haider Nashi confirmed that the demonstrations in Nasiriyah continued despite the noticeable drop in temperatures.

On the issue of choosing a new prime minister and the position of the demonstrators against him, Nashi ruled in an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat that it stopped “even with a new prime minister, the matter is not related to him alone, even if he was chosen based on the conditions of the demonstrators.” He added, “We have great challenges ahead of the prime minister. The demonstrators intend to remain in the arenas to support him and facilitate his mission. We must continue to pressure parliament to complete legislation with urgent laws such as the election law and the issue of choosing the right people for the election commission. ”

Nashi asserts that “the demonstrators, and by continuing to demonstrate, will help the new prime minister, even in choosing his independent ministerial cabinet away from the power of the parties, because it will not stop putting all obstacles to his success in his mission.” Nashi expected that “the demonstrators by the authority and its militias will face more difficulties in the coming weeks, and security authorities within the governorate have informed us of the arrival of assassination teams to the city 3 days ago to liquidate the activists in the demonstrations, these gangs will not surrender easily and we must face all of this.”

Popular discontent in Iraq towards the nomination of “a man of Iran” for prime minister .. The demonstrators nominate four names

Monday 16 December 2019 – 02:00

Baghdad – Dr. Hamid Abdullah:

Political sources reported that most of the political blocs agreed to nominate Muhammad Shia’a Al-Sudani to head the next Iraqi government, an agreement that he met with rejection from the “victory” and “marching” blocs, in addition to a broad rejection in the Iraqi street.

The sources added that Iran is pressing hard to be the next Sudanese Prime Minister, although his specifications do not match the specifications put forth by the street for the personality of the new prime minister.

On Saturday, notables and activists in Basra province threatened to cut oil exports and stop the movement of ports, in the event that the political blocs insisted on nominating the Sudanese head of government, and indicated that the rising street wanted an “independent, not resigned” figure.

Amid pressure from pro-Iranian political and militia parties and entities to nominate Muhammad Shiaa al-Sudani as prime minister, the response of the demonstrators came from various arenas rejecting the nomination, its owner and who is behind it, which is consistent with the demands and theses of the ongoing uprising.

With the protestors of Tahrir Square rejecting the nomination of the former minister, Muhammad Shi’a Al-Sudani, for the post of Prime Minister, a close associate of Al-Sudani revealed that the political blocs rejected the conditions of Khalifa Abdul-Mahdi to take the post.

A close to the Sudanese said that he stipulated that a Supreme Court be formed to combat corruption, and that the next government start implementing a plan with a specific time limit to return the stolen and smuggled funds out of Iraq, and his refusal to receive any candidate from the parties to fill the ministerial portfolios.

The source indicated that the conditions of the Sudanese may lose him the opportunity to take the position, especially that the protesters in Tahrir Square announced their explicit refusal to take the position because he was a leader in the Dawa Party, stressing that his resignation from the party does not excuse him from his previous history, in which he was known as a defender of former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

Haneen Qaddo, a member of the Construction Coalition, said that the Sudanese got the support of the political forces, but he did not obtain the approval of the demonstrators, which makes his opportunity uncertain, and that the political forces may think of a substitute for him within the next few days.

The Sudanese had visited the city of Najaf greed in an interview with senior Shiite references to obtain their support for the first executive position in Iraq, but they refused to receive him.

On the other hand, the Tahrir Square formats put forward four candidates for prime minister and gave the option to the political blocs to agree on one of them.

The four names that the coordination has agreed to nominate are the former Governor of the Central Bank, Sinan Al-Shabibi, the Lieutenant General Abdul-Ghani Al-Asadi, the Lieutenant-General Abdul-Wahab Al-Sa’id, and the former Integrity Commission Judge, Rahim al-Akili.

Sources close to the Tehran-backed Fatah bloc say that Iran’s proxies in Iraq will reject all candidates for the demonstrations because they are not subject to the terms and agendas of influential political forces.

Kurdish forces meet Monday to determine their position on the new government .. and reveal options for their alliances with the Shiite blocs

Baghdad / Obelisk: President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani, on Sunday, December 15, 2019, invited all political forces to hold a meeting with the President of the region, tomorrow, Monday, to discuss the current situation in Iraq.

The invitation included discussing how the Kurds would stand on the nomination of a new prime minister in the federal government, and what happened to the agreement between the region and Baghdad regarding salaries and the budget, and the consequent political alliances with the Shiite forces and their options for resolving the position of the next prime minister, taking into consideration the pressures American practices on Kurdish leaderships, and the special interests that can be achieved for the Kurds, most notably financial agreements.

It is scheduled that the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, will present, in the coming hours, a candidate to head the government in place of Abdul-Mahdi, who resigned on December 1.

According to informed Kurdish sources, the meeting will focus on supporting a specific candidate that “guarantees the Kurds their gains.”

The sources said, “Barzani and his two deputies, Mustafa Sheikh Jaafar and Mustafa Syed Qadir, are scheduled to hold a meeting with the various Kurdish political forces on Monday 16-12-2019 in the city of Erbil.”

She explained that “an invitation was sent today to all political forces to hold a meeting with the president of the region to discuss the current situation in Iraq and to nominate a new prime minister in the federal government in addition to the agreement between the region and Baghdad regarding salaries and the budget.”

According to the same sources, the Kurdish blocs in the Iraqi parliament agreed to share positions among themselves in the next government, confirming that an agreement had been reached to demand three ministries in the new government, including finance and justice.

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Parliamentary Legal: Political blocs will resolve “technical” differences in the electoral law within two days



Baghdad – news

The Parliamentary Legal Committee revealed today, Sunday, the most prominent political differences over the election law, while it was suggested that the law be approved within the next two days.

A member of the Parliamentary Legal Committee, Deputy Rashid Al-Azzawi told Al-Akhbaria that the political blocs have not yet found satisfactory solutions to pass the House of Representatives election law, but they can be reached within the next two days. Noting: The differences on the law are technical and not on the basis of the law.

He added: The most prominent differences are about multiple constituencies and one constituency, as well as about individual nominations and lists. Noting: Some blocs see the need for elections to be in accordance with multiple constituencies and with an individual nomination.

Al-Azzawi continued: “But there are those who oppose this opinion for several reasons, including the failure to demarcate the administrative boundaries of some of the districts, as well as the overlap of administrations between the districts in the provinces, as well as it needs a long time to hold early elections because it requires the Commission to update the voter records according to the system of multiple constituencies And this makes it difficult to hold early elections, especially since the new commission does not have enough experience, so it also needs time because all managers will be dismissed at the level of divisions, people, and even generals, and others from outside the commission will be appointed.

A member of the committee explained: “As for the opinion that goes toward the single electoral district and the nomination of lists, he believes that this system will facilitate the process of holding early elections and a short period because it will keep the voter records themselves, and there will be no updates.” Noting that the parliamentary legal committee hosted experts from the nations United States and other specialized experts in the elections, as well as officials in the Ministry of Planning who specialize in the administrative boundaries of the district and the population registry, as well as some officials of the High Electoral Commission, for the purpose of arriving at a final version of the law.



A deputy for him answers .. Did others adopt the nomination of a former judge for prime minister?

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Days after its images circulated on social media platforms, and its appearance also in the demonstration fields as a candidate for prime minister and information that indicated its endorsement by the Saeron Alliance, the deputy of the Saeron Alliance, Jawad Hamdan, Sunday (15 December 2019), revealed the fact that his alliance adopted the nomination of a president Integrity Commission and former Judge Rahim Al-Okaili as Prime Minister.

Hamdan said in an interview with him (Baghdad today), “The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, must choose a professional, competent, and independent personality away from the political blocs.”

He went on to say, “Others will support Saleh if a non-partisan personality is chosen that meets the demands of the masses.”

And that “his alliance announced in official statements and various meetings not to adopt the nomination of any personality for the prime minister, including former judge Rahim al-Aqili,” adding, “We have all this matter to the masses.”

He noted that “some media are trying to distort the facts.”

And he added, “Others have called on the political blocs to waive partisan and political entitlements for Iraq in order to cross the current stage.”

Earlier in the day, the MP from the “Saeron” coalition, Raad Al-Maksousi, saw that the Iraqi people wanted an independent, not resigned, prime minister, so “Saeron” would never vote on a “political bloc candidate” for the prime minister position, MP Muhammad Shi’a Al-Sudani. .

Al-Maksousi said in an interview with (Baghdad Today), “The position of the Allied Movement is stable and will not change with regard to the personality of the next Prime Minister.”

He added, “The Iraqi people, especially in the protest arenas, are demanding that the next prime minister be independent, not resigned, and not affiliated with any political party.”

And between, “The biggest bloc today is the people and then it is the one who chooses and nominates a name to take this position,” noting that “the remaining time is short, so the demonstrators must present their candidates to the presidency.”

He explained, “The Sudanese cannot pass in the parliament, and we, like others, will not vote on any candidate outside the protest grounds.”

The social networking sites covered pictures of a number of candidates for prime minister, including former judge Rahim al-Aqili, while media outlets reported news that the Alliance of Muqtada al-Sadr supported the nomination of al-Aqili to head the next government.

Parliamentary Finance: We await the arrival of the 2020 budget in Parliament this week, at a deficit rate of 48 trillion


Baghdad – news

The Parliamentary Finance Committee revealed today, Sunday, the solutions circulating in Parliament to solve the problem of the failure of the  Federal Budget Budget Bill 2020 to reach the House of Representatives so far.

The committee’s rapporteur, Ahmad Al-Saffar, told Al-Ikhbaria that “we are still waiting for the budget bill to reach parliament this week, and there are discussions to search for a legal way out, including addressing the president of the republic to send it quickly.”

He added: ” The outgoing prime minister, Adel Abdul – Mahdi, said that the caretaker government can not send the budget to the parliament , ” he said, adding that ”  in the absence of the arrival of the draft budget to parliament , we will have to return to the Law of Financial Management No. 6 of 2019, which requires Disbursement at 1/12 of the 2019 budget, and this will only include operating budget expenditures, i.e. employee salaries, not others. ”

Al-Saffar said, “The Budget Committee in the Ministry of Finance provided us with information that the budget of 2020 is estimated at 162 trillion dinars, and the rate of public revenues in it is about 114 trillion dinars, and the deficit rate is 48 trillion dinars.”

A surprising response from the Presidency of the Parliament to the inquiries of the Iraqi President about the largest bloc

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Shafaq News / The Presidency of the Iraqi Council of Representatives revealed, today, Sunday, that the largest number within the parliament has not been registered until now.

A senior official in the Presidency told Shafak News, “The dispute of the largest bloc emerged after the announcements of the results of the parliamentary elections in 2018.

And the source indicated that “the parliamentary blocs neglected this, after it came to the resigned Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, in a manner compatible, without the need for the largest bloc, and for this reason, no bloc made an official request in this regard.”

And Iraqi President Barham Saleh sent an inquiry earlier today to the House of Representatives regarding the largest parliamentary bloc, which is responsible for submitting a candidate for prime minister.

The blocs and parties represented in the Al-Fateh coalition in the Iraqi parliament, the second largest bloc in the Iraqi parliament, are seeking to put the name of Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, a leader in the Islamic Dawa party led by Nuri al-Maliki, to fill the position, which is rejected by the “Saeroon” bloc led by Muqtada al-Sadr and the demonstrators, in addition to the Shiite authority The Supreme Court has previously requested the candidacy of a person who has not assumed any government post after 2003.

The victory, wisdom, and Sunni currents movement also opposes the nomination of a candidate from within the political process to occupy the position of prime minister, preferring a candidate who is consistent with the demands of the demonstrators.

It was not clear yet the features of the new candidate to assume the post of prime minister in the next government whose features have not yet been determined, and whether it is a transitional government for a specified period, or a government that completes the term of the resigned government.

The 15-day deadline was nearing the end under which President Barham Saleh could constitutionally appoint a candidate to form a government in accordance with the constitution.

Barham Salih: Give me a candidate from outside your parties … Sarmad Al-Taie

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Journalist Sarmad Al-Tai wrote:

Barham Salih for the parties: Give me a candidate from outside your parties … He

said that .. ((The size of the serious challenges facing our country requires that we rise above the factional and partisan interests in nominating the prime minister, adopt the people’s consent, commit to meeting the entitlement to reform and present national priorities on partisan considerations)) .

According to this, we will hold the president accountable if he approves a candidate who is not consistent with the protest arenas .. The

legitimacy has become revolutionary and not representative of a parliament that silently snipers ..

He has the right to reject their candidate .. He is now an employee of the revolution’s arenas and he can take strong cries and martyrs .. He is entrusted with constitutional deadlines That has become the property of the revolution after the fall of the masses that fear snipers and which revealed that their size is smaller than Baghdad .. The

squares set new rules for a new dawn here so do not waste it.

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