International Alliance: The crowd threatened the lawmakers if they did not vote against the American presence

Baghdad / Al-

Akhbariya : The director of the American Middle East Alliance, Tom Harb, confirmed on Tuesday that the popular crowd threatened the deputies if they did not vote against the American presence.

Harb said in a televised statement, followed by “Al-Akhbaria”, that “factions loyal to the crowd used threats and intimidation against the deputies who did not vote against the American presence.”

Harb added, “Iraq is for the Iraqis themselves, not for the Americans or for the Iranians, how many claim.”

Harb said that “the United Nations must support the Sunni region’s demand if the Sunnis ask for this and that US President Donald Trump will return to the United Nations if the Sunnis ask for the establishment of a province.”

The Iraqi movement rejects Sadr’s call for a million demonstration against the American presence

January 14, 2020


Missile shelling on Taji base and wounding three Iraqis

Baghdad – Abdul-Hussein Ghazal

Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr from his residence in Iran on Tuesday called for a million demonstration, to condemn With the American presence in Iraq, whose parliament voted last week to end the presence of foreign forces in the country, Without scheduling a gathering. The rejection of the Iraqi popular movement – Altenseekiet beyond the control of the Sadrist movement -Calling Sadr and her enemy shuffled cards and an attempt to whitewash the page of the dirty militias linked to Iran. The movement said in a statement, a copy of which was received by Al-Zaman International yesterday evening, that the invitation is launched from the ground The Iranians against Washington are now politicized and courtesy, and do not serve the Iraqi issue, which is summed up of salvation The Iranian and the Quds Force’s domination of the country’s sovereignty.

Al-Sadr said after a meeting with militia leaders and factions in Iraq who came to Iran, in a tweet via his Twitter account that ” the skies of Iraq and its territory and sovereignty violated by invading forces ” in a reference to the United States , which assassinated an aircraft strike march early January / Jan., the Iranian General The influential Qassem Soleimani and Deputy Chairman of the Popular Mobilization Authority Abu Mahdi al-Muhann tuck. He said al- Sadr in Ngridth ” to neither of the East nor a western Iraqi revolution ( … )O endowed with God ‘s Soldiers and Soldiers home to a peaceful demonstration millions united denouncing the American presence and Panthakath ” , Without specifying a date for the demonstration.

This call comes as the unprecedented popular protests in Iraq, which started on the first of October I / October year Almadi.osagt in which six hundred and seventy people were killed and twenty – five thousand injured, as revealed A security source, Monday, what happened in the Taji camp, north of Baghdad, just before.

The source said that ” eight Katyusha rockets landed shortly before at Camp Taji , north of Baghdad ” . The source added that ” a number of these rockets landed inside the camp , while the other fell into the surroundings ” , adding that ” this damaging material and wounding three people in the initial toll Can be increased . ”

But the street, which I resumed days before its movement, denounces the ruling political class, the United States and Iran Equally, especially after Tehran responded to the assassination of Soleimani, ballistic missiles from ballistic missiles on a base Ain al-Assad, which includes American soldiers in western Iraq.

As eyes turn today to Iraq, which has become a stadium between Washington and Tehran, Iraqis see this An opportunity to communicate their voice.

The country is in a state of political paralysis since the resignation of the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi, and the political blocs are still unable Al-Tawafuq agreed to find an alternative figure for the prime minister despite the expiry of the constitutional deadlines.

The protesters announced their rejection of the current talk about the possibility of Abdul Mahdi continuing his duties as head of government until the end of his term . He said a university student demonstrator in Karbala , south of Baghdad , Hussein Ali Abdul Hussein told AFP Tuesday ” with regard to the nomination of Adel Abdul Mahdi, this is unacceptable popular. We do not want to recycle waste, we want a prime minister who is satisfied with the people . ”

In Diwaniya, further south, protesters cut off the highway connecting the city to the capital, Baghdad, and the southern governorates, warning The government is stalling their demands. One protester said , ” We give the government seven days, and if you did not respond to our demands, there will be an escalation ” .

For more than three months, Iraqis have denounced the ruling political class, whom they accuse of corruption and cronyism.

And resulted in acts of violence in demonstrations across the country killed about 460 , mostly people of the protesters, and injured more than 25 thousand injured. Activists have also been subjected to intimidation campaigns, kidnappings and assassinations in several governorates.

A meeting between Abdul-Mahdi and al-Halbousi does not clearly reveal the position on the US presence in Iraq

Baghdad / Obelisk: Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi and Parliament Muhammad al-Halbousi discussed, Tuesday, the issue of the presence of foreign forces and the decision of the House of Representatives on them, while stressing the strengthening of friendship with countries of the world, including the United States.

Al-Halbousi’s office said in a statement that “Speaker of Parliament Muhammad Al-Halbousi received, on Tuesday, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi,” noting that “the latest developments of political and security conditions in the country were discussed.”


He added, “During the meeting, views were exchanged on the various current issues, the repercussions of the current crisis in the region, the issue of the presence of foreign forces, and the decision of the House of Representatives around it,” noting that “the two presidents confirmed in a joint statement that the existence of trust between the leaders is enough to solve all issues, Whether internal or external, and the current crisis is serious, and requires cooperation and coordination, and filling all gaps that can be exploited in these circumstances. ”

 It is noteworthy that Al-Halbousi’s statement did not clarify the results regarding the American presence in Iraq.

He continued that they “stressed the importance of continuing to establish balanced relations, not to enter into the policy of axes and penalties, and to establish good cooperative relations with all neighboring countries, and to enhance friendship with countries of the world, including the United States, to preserve the interests and sovereignty of our country, refuse to interfere in its internal affairs, and proceed with any decision It preserves the interests of Iraq, its stability, security, and sovereignty, and avoids future risks, with the importance of Iraq being a point of peace, immune to conflicts, as well as the need for joint action, and addressing all the gaps that ISIS can exploit, and the importance of everyone’s cooperation, in order for the state and government to impose its authority Its prestige is to mend Rude Iraq’s interests and realize the aspirations of its people. ”


Sheikh Ali: The protest yards are for demonstrators, and the others are open for any demonstration

Baghdad / Al-Ghad Press:    

Deputy Faik Sheikh Ali affirmed today, Tuesday, that the demonstration arenas are for independent demonstrators, while other arenas are open to other demonstrations.

Sheikh Ali said in a tweet on Twitter and shared with Al-Ghad Press that it is not possible to collide with the demonstration of Tahrir Square and other Iraqi city squares.

“They are now in their fourth month of patience, endurance and offering blood sacrifices as martyrs and wounded.”

And that “the rest of the arenas, like Paradise and others, are open to any other demonstrations.”

And he concluded his tweet by saying, “We will not give up, and we will not bow to God.”

Parliamentary Bloc: The return of Abdel-Mahdi to power is “impossible” .. and the new Prime Minister “a friend of the demonstrators”

Baghdad / Obelisk: The head of the Bayraq al-Khair Parliamentary Bloc, MP Muhammad Othman al-Khaldi, expected on Tuesday January 14, 2020 that the figure of the new prime minister would be “independent and close to the demonstrators,” while noting that the return of Adel Abdul Mahdi to the post had become impossible.

Al-Khalidi said, “The peaceful demonstrations that roam many of the country’s governorates and demanding change and reform have defined their general demands for a comprehensive change of government, starting with Abdul-Mahdi,” stressing that “the nomination of several political figures for the post is a wrong decision, and has angered the Iraqi street, because everyone agrees to nominate Independently acceptable to the demonstrators. ”

Al-Khalidi added, “The demonstrators were clear in their demands, which is the nomination of an independent figure capable of managing the country and finding solutions to the vast amount of current problems, without looking at his national or sectarian background. What is important is that he is an Iraqi who preserves the country amid the waves of crises surrounding him.” Until “any political figure nominated will not find any acceptance from the street.”

Al-Khalidi pointed out, “The success of any candidate in reaching the prime minister’s office must have the acceptance of 4 parties, each of the 170 representatives who signed the specifications for the next prime minister, which came out of the crisis according to a national framework, the presidency of the republic, political forces and demonstrators.”

“Therefore, we expect the next prime minister to be independent and close to the demonstrators, and this is the best solution for managing the interim period until the early elections stage,” he said.

He continued, “The return of the Prime Minister to the Prime Minister again is impossible and any attempts in this framework will generate great popular anger in several provinces,” stressing that “the option to form a new government is the best way to get the country out of its current crisis.”

The MP revealed on the other, Amid Al-Aqabi, earlier, “the attempts of some political blocs to restore confidence in Adel Abdul Mahdi to form a new government,” noting that it is an “unsuccessful step.”

Parliament votes on a law and postpones the fact-finding report on the central bank building project

Time: 1/14/204 4:52 PM

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The House of Representatives voted in its twenty-ninth session, which was held under the chairmanship of Hassan Al-Kaabi, the first deputy speaker of the Council, and in the presence of 174 deputies, today, Tuesday, for the accession of the Republic of Iraq to the grain trade agreement and finished reading the proposed law of equivalence of certificates and degrees.

According to the statement of the media department of the council, {Al Furat News} received a copy of it, that at the beginning of the session, the council voted on a draft law on the accession of the Republic of Iraq to the grain trade agreement of 1995 submitted by the committees of foreign and legal relations, economy, investment, agriculture, water, and marshes, to enhance international cooperation in trade. International pills and secure the free flow of this trade in a way that serves the interest of all members and contribute to the stability of international grains and enhance food security and for the purpose of the Republic of Iraq joining this agreement.

The Council started by voting on the proposal of the First Amendment Law of the Human Organ Transplants and Prevention of Trafficking Law No. (11) of 2016 submitted by the Health, Environment, Legal and Human Rights Committees, with the aim of organizing the legal centers for health institutions that have changed their names and adapting the rights of preaching to their organ donors and giving protection and space for doctors To organize the transportation and transplantation of human organs to contribute to achieving a favorable treatment interest for patients.

The Council finished the first reading of the proposed law for the equivalence of certificates and degrees submitted by the committees of higher and legal education with the aim of encouraging higher education in all its specialties for Iraqis studying in the countries of donor universities and developing scientific research outside Iraq.

The Council postponed reading the report of the Finance Committee regarding the new building of the Central Bank of Iraq until the committee completed its procedures and inquiring from the Economic Committee in the Council of Ministers regarding some exceptions that it granted to some of the executing bodies of the project, while the committee followed the procedures that it followed in investigating the facts of the Central Bank building project.

Al-Kaabi directed all investigative sub-committees formed by a parliament’s decision to end its duties within one month, and presented the report of the Central Bank of Iraq building by the Finance Committee after its completion for approval.

Then it was decided to adjourn the session on Sunday 19/1/2020. is over

Cabinet votes on important decisions regarding housing units and daily procedures {expanded}

Time: 1/14/206 6:33 PM

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The Council of Ministers held its regular session, today, Tuesday, headed by resigned Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, and discussed issues prepared for the agenda and issued a number of decisions.

According to the statement of the media office of Abdul-Mahdi, of which the {Al Furat News} received a copy, the cabinet continued its session in the presence of the governors, where “the Prime Minister talked about the developments that Iraq is going through and the difficult challenges it faces, despite the fact that the government in the conduct of business and provincial councils has been resolved.” .

The Prime Minister stressed that “Iraq is strong and able to overcome all difficult and complicated circumstances, and that Iraq’s external relations are at its best, stressing the importance of respecting the rights of citizens, listening to their views and working in accordance with the constitution and the law to extend the authority of the state,” pointing to the government’s determination to prevent weapons from staying outside the state And the necessity of continuing efforts to confront the remains of ISIS and thwarting its efforts to exploit the circumstances. ”

In their words, the governors presented a summary of the services, health and security reality, marketing of agricultural crops, infrastructure projects, energy, schools, and the return of the displaced, among others, pointing to the successes achieved, and a number of vital projects were discussed from the Iraqi-Chinese fund in light of the agreement signed between the two countries.

The Cabinet issued the following decisions

The Council of Ministers approved the recommendation of the Ministerial Council for Social Services regarding approval of the Azizia sewerage networks project from Cabinet Resolution (170) for the year 2019 with the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Public Municipalities coordinating between them and the Ministry of Planning to re-price the remaining paragraphs of the project above, and the following was agreed upon: –

The sale shall be made at the real price allowance without public bidding, according to the mechanism used in the Ministry of Construction, Housing and General Municipalities to sell the complexes implemented by it,

based on the approval of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers on the record No. (13) for the meeting of the National Housing Council, and the sale will be as follows:

1- Reducing 20% of the housing unit price.

2- The amount of the housing unit is divided into 25 years. 3- Allocating 5% of the apartments to the immigration and the displaced.

4- The Ministry of Construction and Housing undertakes the conclusion of contracts and the collection of funds through the Housing Department in Maysan Governorate.

5- The Ministry of Displacement and Migration handles the distribution mechanism according to the criteria for the beneficiaries and the separated form prepared by it duly.

6- Maysan governorate will manage the service facilities of the housing complex.

7 – List the sale fees for the aforementioned apartments, as a government debt, in order to extinguish them in whole or in part in the future.

The session witnessed the approval of the recommendation of the Ministerial Council for Social Services regarding the approval to grant every citizen who does not own a residence in the Busaya district of Al-Muthanna Governorate a piece of residential land with an area of 300 meters for an amount of 50 thousand dinars, as an exception to the public bidding.

It was agreed that the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Construction and Housing would own the land, the details of which are fixed in the books of the Ministry of Transport located in Basra Governorate, which cover an area of (4,750) four thousand seven hundred and fifty dunums to the Ministry of Transport without an allowance for the purpose of the General Company for Iraqi Railways and the Iraqi Ports Company, one of the formations of the Ministry of Transport implementing two railroad projects Basra Iron-Faw and Al-Fao Residential City, provided that there is no conflict with the basic design of the city and the implementation of Cabinet Resolution No. 431 of 2012.

The Cabinet agreed to amend paragraph (1) of Cabinet Resolution 450 for the year 2019 regarding the completion of the completion of public hospitals with a capacity of 400 beds, to become the following: Cabinet 8 of 2019 regarding projects for establishing 400 public hospitals, and authorizing governors to operate the daily wages of their own revenues for a period of three months, renewable. is over

Sadr calls for a peaceful million demonstration condemning the American presence in Iraq

Baghdad – news

Today, Tuesday, the leader of the Sadrist movement and the alliance of Muqtada al-Sadr called for a peaceful million demonstration condemning the American presence in Iraq.

In the tweet on Twitter, Al-Sadr said: “In the name of God, its path and anchor is our trust in God, Lord of the worlds. From God, success and victory are the names of Iraq, its land, and its sovereignty violated by the invading forces.

And he added: “So, O Soldiers of God and the people of the country, come to a united, peaceful demonstration of millions, denouncing the American presence and its violations. So gather your command and do not hesitate … For your Iraq and your possession are crying out for you and do not neglect.”

He continued: “And I am sure that you will demonstrate to everyone that you will not kneel down for global arrogance, but rather we will not kneel except for God. After that, we have popular, political and parliamentary stands that preserve Iraq and its people with dignity and sovereignty.”

The last session of Parliament today will not be held again, except to vote for a new government

by Ali Ejam

Iraq News

3 Hours ago


Our correspondent in Baghdad, quoting representative sources, confirmed that the parliament intends to hold its session today and then officially lift its work until the nomination of a prime minister charged with forming the new government.

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The sources told our correspondent that “Parliament will return to its sessions to vote on the new cabinet.”

Saeron”: The government’s failure to communicate with peaceful demonstrators could lead to a total loss of confidence in it

by Ali Ejam

Iraq News

3 Hours ago


A member of the House of Representatives for the “Saeron” coalition, Riyad Al-Masoudi, stressed that “the government’s failure to communicate with peaceful demonstrators has deepened the current crisis, which could lead to a loss of confidence with the government completely.”

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Al-Masoudi said in a press statement that “government agencies must bear the imposition of security and stability and sort the disciplined elements that express their demands peacefully, according to Article 38 of the Constitution.”

He added that “burning and transgressions on public and private property and on the security services are limited, and the security services must carry out their duties in accordance with Article 9 of the Constitution and inform the public opinion of the supporters of them in the presence of parties that do not like peaceful demonstrations and try to confuse them because they consider them an element of strength for the people and for other parties.”

He expressed his surprise at the lack of communication between the government and the demonstrators in the 9 provinces that witnessed the demonstrations, and this deepens the crisis between the government and the people, and if it deepens more, it may completely lose confidence, which some parties invest.

“The more the gap between the people and the government increases, we will witness more criminal operations from some quarters.”