Osama Al-Nujaifi: We reject the “majority dictatorship” imposed by one component to shape the country’s policy


07-01-2020 07:08 PM


Baghdad – news

The head of the Iraqi decision-making coalition, Osama Al-Nujaifi, rejected the majority dictatorship imposed by one component to draw the country’s policy.

Al-Nujaifi said in a tweet on his personal page on Twitter, followed by “Al-Akhbariya”, that “Iraq is a united homeland with the multiplicity of its doctrines and the diversity of its religions and nationalities.” “.

He emphasized, “A group claiming to represent one component cannot chart the country’s policy alone and claim the legitimacy of its decision,” describing it as “a dictatorship of the majority and a veto of the partnership of the nation and destiny.”

Al-Nujaifi said, “We record our rejection of these decisions and the policy of dictation. We are not dependent on anyone but the masters of our homeland, and we do not accept without the interest of Iraq and its noble people.”





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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, meets with Kurdistan Regional Government Prime MinisterMasrour Barzani in Erbil in January 2019. AP

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+ SULAIMANI — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke by phone early on Wednesday morning (January 8) with Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani following an Iranian missile attack targeting bases hosting US forces.

According to a readout supplied by State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus, the call from Pompeo was made in order to brief Barzani about the attacks.

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) fired more than a dozen missiles at al-Asad airbase in Anbar province and at a base in Erbil.

There was no immediate indication of damage or casualties in the Kurdistan Region’s capital.

“The Secretary and Prime Minister Barzani agreed to “stay in close touch as the situation develops,” it added.

(NRT Digital Media)




In just two days, Iraq’s external debt securities lose more than 5% of their value


Politics Ibrahim Al-Sumaida’i released today, Tuesday, a schedule that he said relates to Iraq’s foreign bonds.

Al-Sumaidaie wrote: After an initial rise in the dollar exchange rate, the Iraqi government’s external debt bonds lose more than 5% of their value during Thursday and Friday only.


في يومين فقط.. سندات المديونية الخارجية للعراق تفقد اكثر من 5 % من قيمتها



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SULAIMANI — Multiple rockets hit al-Asad air base in Iraq’s Anbar province early on Wednesday morning (January 8), according to local reports.

The Pentagon released a statement indicating that a base in Erbil had also been targeted.

Iranian media outlets reported that the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps was taking credit for the attack, which it characterized as being in response to the assassination of Iranian Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani by the US.

The statement also warned other countries in the region that installations hosting US troops would also potentially be targets.

The Pentagon’s statement said that “more than a dozen” missiles had been fired at al-Asad and a base in Erbil and that they had been fired from within Iranian territory.

“It is clear that these missiles were launched from Iran and targeted at least two Iraqi military bases hosting US military and coalition personnel at Al-Assad and [Erbil],” the statement read.

“We are working on initial battle damage assessments.”

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham tweeted that US President Donald Trump had been briefed about the situation and was monitoring the situation closely along with his national security team.

The base hosts both US and Iraqi troops and was visited by Trump during his surprise visit to the country in December 2018.

There were no immediate reports of casualties.

In Erbil, there were reports of a siren being sounded near the US Consulate, but no immediate indication that there had been any strike targeting facilities near the city.

This is a developing story…


Abdel-Mahdi: the withdrawal of foreign forces is the only way out and the American message was contradictory.

Time: 7/2/2020 8:25

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The head of the caretaker government, Adel Abdul Mahdi, said, “What we have proposed to the House of Representatives regarding the exit of foreign forces from Iraq is the only way out.”

“As a caretaker government, we need to restore confidence to open new paths and we are moving in directions that lead us to a confrontational path, ” Abdul-Mahdi said in a recorded speech during today’s cabinet session .

He pointed out, “We lived between 2011 and 2014 without foreign forces,” noting that “the mission of foreign forces in Iraq took on another dimension other than eliminating ISIS.”

“We do not have any aggressive intentions against anyone and we want positive relations with everyone , and we must consult to find the best way to implement the decision to withdraw, ” Abdul-Mahdi said.

He also called ” all parties to work to strengthen the strength of the Iraqi government.”

Abdul-Mahdi revealed: Yesterday, we received a letter from the American leadership talking about the withdrawal before it was said that it was a mistake , noting that “the Arabic translation of the American leadership’s message in one of the paragraphs was the opposite of the English version .”

He explained, ” The American military command sent us a second copy of its letter, which corresponds to the English version .”

Abdel-Mahdi stressed that “my responsibility before my people and the House of Representatives is to be clear and there are fundamental forces that did not attend the last session of the House of Representatives, ” noting that “everyone is under pressure, including me.”

He stressed, “We must tackle the issue of national unity, and it is inappropriate to blame those who did not attend the last parliament session, ” stressing, “ISIS should not be confused with the areas taken by its incubators.”