The demonstrators are flocking to Tahrir Square .. and activists mocking: Why do Iran’s missiles only fall in Iraq?

 

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The demonstrators, Iraqis, continued to arrive at Tahrir Square

in the center of the capital, Baghdad, and Al-Khulani’s approaches, as the three bridges continued to be closed.

Activists stressed that the demonstrators are stationed in the Turkish restaurant, the garage of Al-Senk, Al-Sinak and Al-Gomhoria bridges on the first lines. As for Al-Wathba Square and Al-Ahrar Bridge, there are few arrivals and there is no friction for more than 5 days.

They pointed out that the checkpoints are present by the demonstrators and the security forces at every entrance that leads to the demonstration yards.

While activists affirmed that the choice of Iraqi lands as an arena for the conflict between Tehran and Washington is not a coincidence, preceded by conflicts that did not attract public opinion as the missiles did.

The activists added that there are American military bases closer to  than the American bases in Iraq, so why do not  missiles fall except in Iraq.

They stressed that this is due to the weakness of the ruling authority in Iraq, and that  controls that authority. The three presidencies in  are subject, by direct order, to the mullahs’ regime in Iran.

They also added that  established many terrorist militias in  as the PMF, Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq, Badr, the Nujaba movement, the Iraqi Hezbollah, and other terrorist militias in Iraq.

Activists have suggested that  witnesses an escalation of protests within the next few days, after protesters gave President Barham Saleh three days, until January 10, to appoint an interim prime minister that complies with the conditions set in a statement issued on Monday, and described the authority as “the enemy of the people.”

Activists stressed that the demonstrators will step up the pace of the protests if the demands are not met within the deadline of 3 days, and the demonstrations will return to the previous period as it was last October.

The activists said that the official agencies are trying to undermine the demonstrators by accusing them of employment for the American and British embassies, stressing that the Iraqis who demonstrate do not want anything but a free and democratic Iraq away from the stakeholders looking for personal benefits or benefits for other parties and countries.

They added that there are armed militias loyal to Iran that issue statements and statements seeking to “ride the wave of demonstrations” such as the Sadrist movement, which presents itself as with the demonstrators, while some of its elements are conducting campaigns of arbitrary arrests and intimidation of protesters.

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Iran’s violation of Iraqi sovereignty .. Why did Abdul Mahdi not rush to parliament?

 

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi

The position of the resigned Iraqi Prime Minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, raised a number of questions about the way the Iraqi government deals with “violations” affecting its lands, while activists mocked Abdul-Mahdi’s statement that his government “is following developments.”

The resigned Prime Minister, in a statement about the missile attacks carried out by Iran at dawn Wednesday and targeting Iraqi military bases hosting American forces in Anbar and Erbil, was satisfied by saying that he had received communications from the Iranians and Americans regarding the attack and that the government was following developments.

Abdul Mahdi’s timid reaction to the Iranian attack was preceded by a totally different position to the American strike that targeted the Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani near Baghdad airport.

Abdul-Mahdi condemned the American bombing and rushed to parliament, proposing to end the presence of foreign forces in Iraq through urgent measures.

Political analyst Hewa Othman believes that “the policy of double standards that the Iraqi government deals with has become clear.”

“Abdul-Mahdi speaks of sovereignty when it attacks the United States, but he is content with calling for restraint when Iran violates the most serious,” he told Al-Hurra.

“It seems that in the new Iraq, what is permissible for Iran is not permissible for others,” Othman continues.

“The plight of Shiite leaders with Iran”

The writer and political analyst Sarmad Al-Taie holds that Abdul Mahdi’s position stems from a bigger problem.

“The problem does not concern Abdul-Mahdi, but we found most of the Shiite leaders in real distress during the crisis with Iran. If we understand the position of the militias loyal to Tehran, we face a complex phenomenon when explaining the position of the Iraqi Shiite leaders and figures who believe in the sovereignty of Iraq and the need to stop Tehran’s obstructing activities The Iraqi experience for a long time. “

In response to a question to Al-Hurra, Al-Ta’i continues: “Abdul-Mahdi and other figures belonging to a prudent reformist desire in Iraqi politics, did not succeed in forming a coherent reform movement, and the matter includes Sadr, Abadi, al-Hakim and the authority of Najaf itself, while the Shiite militancy trend aligned with Tehran remained coherent in nature Maska, caught and reckless, so we find that the hard-line party knows its crazy options during the big crises, while the disjointed trend of moderation enters a complicated bewilderment once confronting a crisis, and finds no refuge in the end except by identifying with the uncontrolled emotions of the public.

He added, “Until now, Abdul-Mahdi has gone victim to this political disintegration on the moderate front, and I fear that others will slip with him as the regional problems grow and complicate, and this is a historic bet that enters the decisive turning point,” writer Sarmad Al-Taie added.

Convictions

It is noteworthy that the Iraqi President, Barham Salih, and Parliament Speaker Mohammed Al-Halbousi condemned the Iranian missile strike, which hit military sites on Iraqi soil, and described it as a violation of the country’s sovereignty.

He also criticized former Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi for tweeting the government’s response to the Iranian bombing, adding that Iraq has turned into a battlefield and a theater for settling scores.

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تحول بفعل السياسات الخاطئة الى ساحة حروب ومسرح لتصفية الحسابات، ردة الفعل الرسمية مخيبة للامال، هل علمتم الان لماذا يتظاهر العراقيون في الساحات، ولماذا يريدون مرشحاً قوياً متحرراً من الضغوط والتاثيرات الخارجية لكي يبعد العراق عن حروب الوكالة التي يدفع ثمنها شعبنا الكريم.

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Iran announced on Wednesday that the rocket fire came in response to the killing of the Quds Force commander, General Qassem Soleimani, in a US air strike in Baghdad last week.

After Iran launched about 15 missiles towards two military bases in Iraq that include American forces, American officials denied that there were casualties among the American forces, and Germany, Denmark, Norway and Poland said that their forces in Iraq were not harmed, and the Iraqi government confirmed that Iraqi soldiers were not injured in the attacks.

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On social media, Iraqi activists seldom revolve around the statements of resigned Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, while others have called on the Iraqi parliament to take a firm stance toward the Iranian violation similar to that of the US strike on Soleimani.

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IRAQ’S SADR SAYS CRISIS OVER, TELLS MILITIAS TO STAND DOWN: STATEMENT

FILE PHOTO: Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr speaks during a news conference with Iraqi politician Ammar al-Hakim, leader of the Hikma Current, in Najaf, Iraq May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani/File Photo

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SULAIMANI — Influential Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said on Wednesday (January 8) the crisis Iraq was experiencing is over following de-escalation rhetoric from both Iran and the US and called on militia groups not to carry out attacks.

A new strong Iraqi government able to protect the nation’s sovereignty and independence should be formed in the next 15 days and usher in an early election, the populist cleric said in a statement, adding that Iraqis should still seek to expel foreign troops, however.

“I call on the Iraqi factions to be deliberate, patient, and not to start military actions, and to shut down the extremist voices of some rogue elements until all political, parliamentary and international methods have been exhausted,” he said.

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Hear explosions and sirens sounding in the green zone

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A security source in Baghdad said on Wednesday that explosions were heard and the sirens sounded inside the Green Zone, in the center of the capital.

The source told (Baghdad today), “Two rockets landed on the new building of the General Secretariat near the US embassy inside the Green Zone.”

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Sheikh Ali sends a message to Al-Sadr

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Deputy Fayek Sheikh Ali sent a message to the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, in which he invited him to cooperate in forming the new government.

Sheikh Ali said in his message to Al-Sadr, which he posted on his account in “Twitter”, in response to what the leader of the movement mentioned in a previous tweet, “The protesters do not oppose, but rather they reject the candidates of corrupt parties, because they are against the hateful regime of quotas.”

He added: “They want a national government … and the results of their referendums have been heard by the whole world.”

He continued: “You have 54 deputies, and the demonstrators have 154 deputies … Let’s gather them to vote on the interim government later.”

The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, had demanded, earlier, to accelerate the formation of a strong and viable government that would restore Iraq prestige and independence in no more than fifteen days and without political, parliamentary, sectarian, or ethnic polemics.

In his tweet, he called for the submission of five candidates with integrity and experience, so that a final candidate be chosen to form an interim government to oversee the early elections.

He said: “Enough recklessness from some political blocs and enough stubbornness from the demonstrators, otherwise Iraq will be lost.”

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Sadr calls for the formation of a government within 15 days and advises the demonstrators: Stop stubbornness

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(Baghdad: Al Furat News) The leader of the Sadrist movement, Mr. Muqtada al-Sadr, called for the speedy formation of a “strong government within 15 days”.

Al-Sadr said in a tweet to him on Twitter: “The two parties contacted the dismissed Prime Minister before the airstrike, so did he agree to implement it or not? God knows, but what concerns me now is:

First: This severe crisis “intensity” has occurred, especially after the speech of (US President Donald) Trump and the speech of the Islamic Republic.

Second: Accelerating the formation of a strong and strong government that restores its prestige and independence to Iraq in a period of no more than fifteen days and without political, parliamentary, sectarian, or ethnic polemics, and by presenting five candidates with integrity and experience so that a final candidate is chosen to form an interim government that oversees early elections and other matters We mentioned earlier, and it was enough of recklessness from some political blocs and enough stubbornness from the demonstrators and wasting Iraq, because these violations were not repeated in the future from any of the neighboring countries or from the great evil of America.

Third: The relentless pursuit to end the presence of the occupier, restrain its control and increasing influence, and its interference in Iraqi affairs, so our patience is almost implemented for the many foreign interventions that do not take into account the interests of Iraq. ”

Fourth: I call on the Iraqi factions to be patient and patient, not to start military action and to silence the voice of militancy from some of the disciplines until all political, parliamentary and international methods are exhausted.

Fifth: I recommend closing all headquarters of the PMF so that it is not a target for global arrogance, especially if our decision becomes military resistance with the occupier in the event he refuses to go out and exhaust all political methods.

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Sadr calls to end the American presence and close the headquarters of the crowd

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The Iraqi Foreign Ministry summons the Iranian ambassador to protest against the bombing of the camps

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Baghdad / Obelisk: On January 8, 2020, the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a press release regarding air strikes targeting camps that include Iraqi and non-Iraqi forces.

The statement said: The lands and the Iraqi bases were attacked, on the night of Wednesday, 1/8/2020, with Iranian missile strikes targeting camps that included Iraqi and non-Iraqi forces.

He added that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs rejects these attacks and considers them a violation of Iraqi sovereignty, it calls on all parties concerned to show restraint, and work to reduce tension in the region, and not to make Iraq a battlefield to settle their accounts, and to work to resolve the crises that afflict the region.

She stressed that Iraq is an independent country, and that its internal security is a priority and adult concern, and we will not allow it to be a battlefield, a passage to carry out attacks, or a place to use its lands to harm neighboring countries.

The Foreign Ministry confirmed that it would summon the ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to inform him of the above.

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Trump: We will impose more economic sanctions on Iran

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US President Donald Trump denied, on Wednesday, any injuries or casualties in the Iranian bombing of US military bases in Iraq.

Trump said in a press conference held with security leaders at the White House: The early warning worked well and contributed to protecting our soldiers from Iranian bombing yesterday, indicating that we will impose more economic sanctions on Iran in order to modify its behavior.

He added: Qassem Soleimani directed the last attack that killed an American in Iraq and masterminded the attack on the American embassy in Baghdad, noting that we killed Qassem Soleimani, the number 1 terrorist in the world, and he is responsible for killing and wounding thousands of our soldiers.

He continued: The countries of the world have endured Iran’s destabilizing behavior in the world, and the time for this behavior has passed, pointing out that Iran funded terrorism through the funds it obtained through the nuclear agreement.

He explained: We must work with the major powers to formulate a new agreement with Iran to make the world safer, and the comprehensive plan of action expires in the near future, which gives it an opportunity to try to produce a nuclear weapon.

Trump said: I will ask NATO to engage more in the Middle East, knowing that Iran has caused tremendous damage in Yemen, Lebanon and Syria.

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Deputy: Sending the 2020 budget to parliament does not require the formation of a new government

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 The Parliamentary Finance Committee revealed, today, Wednesday, a government parliamentary coordination to solve the problem of postponing the transmission of the federal budget for the current year by the government, and its approval quickly before Parliament.

Member of the committee, Deputy Siham Al-Aqili, told Al-Akhbaria that the government’s decisions regarding the budget related to financial matters to calm the uprising masses in Baghdad and the provinces, especially those related to returning the separated armed forces and the Ministry of Interior and other decisions that require the provision of funds, noting These decisions affected the real financial deficit in the budget, reaching more than 25 trillion dinars.

She added: “The government postponed sending the budget for the purpose of finding a solution to reduce the real deficit, just as sending the public budget to parliament does not require the formation of a new government, because there is a high committee that includes ministers, parliamentarians and financial experts who have the power to send it to parliament if it is completed by the government.”

Al-Aqili stressed: “The government is in the process of finding a solution to the problems in the budget, through a change in the ministries’ entitlements, where it will transfer the funds without any influence.”

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