Baghdad and Erbil meet soon to discuss the new OPEC agreement


{Baghdad: Al Furat News} Member of the Parliamentary Oil and Gas Committee, Rebwar Taha, announced today, Friday, that the agreement of the (OPEC +) states necessitates the necessity of dialogue between the government and the Kurdistan region on the rate of oil production.

Taha said that “during the next few days, the federal government will meet with the Kurdistan Regional Government to discuss the oil issue and the rate of production.”
He pointed out that “Baghdad needs the Kurdistan region to agree on the production of Kurdistan’s oil in line with the total daily production of Iraq.”
 He stressed the need to “improve Iraq ‘s relations with oil – producing countries to support the country’s quota for Iraq from the reduction in coordination with the Gulf countries and Russia” .anthy
Ammar al – Masoudi



Trump’s adviser reveals to Shafak News Washington’s position on Al-Kazemi


2020/10/10 12:30:39

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Shafaq News / Gabriel Soma, an American professor and member of the advisory board of US President Donald Trump, revealed on Friday the position of white whites on assigning the head of the Iraqi intelligence service, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, to form the new government.

Soma said in a statement singled out by Shafak News, that the American administration does not care about the names as much as the government work program and the policy that it will follow.

He added that the United States will not line up in favor of a candidate merely because he holds his nationality, but rather what matters to the government’s policy and what it will accomplish on the ground, not words.

And on the allegations of some that Al-Kazemi is close to the West, especially the United States of America, Sauma said, “The accusations directed against Mustafa Al-Kazemi as American-backed are the same ones that were directed against his predecessor, Adnan Al-Zarfi.”

Since the overthrow of the former Iraqi regime by US-led international forces in 2003, the Prime Minister of Iraq has been named by consensus between the political blocs with the tacit blessing of the United States and Iran.

However, Washington’s influence has waned since its withdrawal from Iraq in late 2011 in favor of Iran, which has become the main player on the Iraqi stage due to its close links with the ruling Shiite parties as well as its armed arms in the country.

Washington dealt a major blow to the Iranian influence by assassinating the Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani and the leader of the Iraqi popular crowd Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis in an air strike near Baghdad airport in January.

Parties close to Iran also face major popular protests since last year, which forced the Adel Abdul Mahdi government to resign early December, and since then the country has been in a political deadlock.

Soma pointed out that “the situation in Iraq is very embarrassing, and this is the third attempt by political forces to form a government.”

He expressed his hope to “form a national government that looks at the Iraqi people and takes care of the demands of the demonstrators and human rights.”

On Thursday, Barham Salih commissioned Al-Kazemi to form the government within 30 days, less than an hour after Prime Minister-designate Adnan al-Zarfi announced his apology for this task.

The indications suggest that Al-Kazemi’s mission will be easy in light of the support he received from most of the Shi’ite, Sunni and Kurdish political blocs.

And will succeed the new government, the government of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, who resigned in early December under pressure from popular protests calling for the departure and accountability of all political class accused of corruption and waste of state funds.

Hizbullah Brigades attack al-Kazemi’s mandate fiercely, describing it as a “conspiracy” and a “suspicious deal”

10-04-2020 07:08 PM


Baghdad / news

Today, Friday, the Hezbollah Brigades attacked Mustafa Al-Kazimi’s mandate to form the government, ferociously, calling the “conspiracy” and the “suspicious deal.”

In a statement, “Al-Ikhbaria” received a copy of it, she said, “It will not calm us down until we see those involved in the blood of the martyrs succeeding the bars of justice.”

The following is the text of the statement:

“It is unfortunate that the political reality in Iraq has reached this level of inferiority, and that the political forces that represent the majority deal with this surrender in a sensitive issue that does not accept compromise.

The consensus on the nomination of a suspicious personality to which the standards do not apply, and in this ceremonial form, is a waste of the rights and sacrifices of the people, and a betrayal of the history of Iraq.

Also, the attempt of the political forces to cross this stage by submitting to the pressure of the enemies, surrender to their choices, and falling into the trap of the adventurous boys who are caught in the corridors of disorganization, the incompetence of incompetence, the incompetence of disorganization, the incompetence of disorientation

We say it to God purely, and we mean by it the face of the generous and do not fear in it a blame blame; we refuse to be part of this conspiracy, whatever the supporting and supportive parties.

It would have been better for these forces to take a serious and sincere stance, to work on the assignment of a sincere patriotic personality, to which the standards that serve this evil people would apply to the evil people.

We said it and repeat it: This conspiracy is a declaration of war against the Iraqi people; and the loyal and patriotic citizens of this country must take their usual role in rejecting this disastrous deal.


And we will not stop chasing those involved in the blood of the martyrs and the leaders of the victory, and you will not rest for us until we see them behind the bars of justice, and God is the God of God.



Deputy: Almost political consensus to expedite the granting of the Al-Kazemi government



The information / Baghdad ..

On Friday, MP Abdel Khalek Medhat confirmed that there is almost a political consensus to expedite the granting of Al-Kazemi’s government confidence.

Medhat said in an interview with “Information”, that “there is almost a political consensus to support the passage of Mustafa Al-Kazemi’s government and speed up its granting of confidence, especially as the country faces a series of major crises, especially the Corona virus, the collapse of the oil market and its significant economic repercussions on the budget.”

Medhat added, “There is political optimism that Al-Kazimi will succeed in writing a government within a limited period of time in order to continue to follow up on important files.”

He pointed out that “our demands, and we are part of the Sunni political forces, are the reconstruction of the liberated areas, the return of the displaced, the response to the demands of the demonstrators, the creation of a partnership in the governmental decision, and the fight against financial and administrative corruption.” End / 25


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Source: Al-Kazemi will present his government program to parliament within 10 days


10-04-2020 03:45 PM


Baghdad / news

An informed political source revealed that the Prime Minister-designate, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, will present his government program to parliament within 10 days.

The source told “Al-Ikhbaria” that “the Prime Minister-designate, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, will choose the ministerial formation and write the government program to present it to the Presidency of the House of Representatives within a maximum period of 10 days.”

He added, “Al-Kazemi chose to specify the names of his cabinet, which includes a large number of competent personalities and they have never held any political position.”


Wisdom: Al-Kazemi will form his government within two weeks

Political | 11:54 – 10/04/2020

Baghdad – Mawazine News:

The Friday Parliamentary Bloc has identified three challenges to the government of Prime Minister-designate Mustafa Al-Kazemi, while indicating that he will form his government within two weeks.

According to the official agency, the representative of the bloc, Star Al-Jabri, said, “The path ahead for Al-Kazemi is not paved and there will be challenges after the formation of the government.”

Al-Jabri indicated that “Al-Kazemi will form his government in the next two weeks, or less based on the national consensus that he enjoys,” calling on all political blocs to “support and support the Al-Kazemi government for success and transit through the country from these crises.”

He added that “the presence of political blocs during the assignment of the President of the Republic to the heart-warming Kazemi”, indicating that ”

Al-Jabri stressed that “the members of Parliament will stand by the person in charge of passing his government.” Ended 29 / h

US official: We believe that Al-Kazemi will be great and Iran’s threat to our forces remains great


04/10/2020 00:05:07

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Shafak News / US Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs David Schenker said that the threat of Iranian-backed factions to American forces in Iraq was still “significant”, about a week after US President Donald Trump warned of an attack by Iran or its proxies.

Speaking to reporters on a conference call, Schenker did not provide details of the threat, but said, “It is still big.”

Iranian-backed armed groups regularly bombed bases hosting American forces in Iraq as well as the area around the US embassy in Baghdad.

Three Katyusha rockets landed on Monday near an area in southern Iraq that includes workers for foreign oil companies, including American oil services company Halliburton. There were no reports of casualties or damage.

Last week, Trump said Iran or its proxies had planned an attack on US targets in Iraq and warned that they would pay a “very high price” but gave no details.

The hostility has been marred by US-Iranian relations since the Islamic revolution toppled the US-backed Iranian Shah in 1979 and Iran entered an era of religious rule.

While there was a breakthrough in the Iranian nuclear deal concluded in 2015, relations deteriorated with Trump’s decision nearly two years ago to abandon this multilateral agreement and re-impose US sanctions that paralyzed the Iranian economy.

Tensions worsened after a US airstrike on January 3 killed Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s Quds Force and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who founded the Shi’ite Hezbollah Brigades in Iraq after the US-led invasion in 2003.

Earlier this week, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States had proposed a “strategic dialogue” with Iraq in June, in an effort to improve strained bilateral ties.

Schenker emphasized that Baghdad needs to take steps if it is building the Washington partnership. He previously said in March that Washington was “deeply disappointed” with Iraq’s performance in protecting the US-led coalition forces.

“If the Iraqis value that relationship, they should take certain steps, and this includes providing protection for the coalition forces present in Iraq, if they want them to stay,” he said.

On Thursday, the President of Iraq assigned Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazemi, the Intelligence Chief, to become the third person to be chosen to lead Iraq in ten weeks, as Iraq finds it difficult to form a new government after the collapse of the previous government under the weight of protests that have continued for months.

“If Al-Kazemi is an Iraqi nationalist committed to achieving sovereignty for Iraq and fighting corruption, it will be great for Iraq and we think it will be wonderful for our bilateral relationship,” Schenker said of Al-Kazemi’s choice.

Shafaq News publishes a list of Al-Kazemi government candidates and heads of independent bodies


04/10/2020 06:17:56

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Shafaq News has obtained a preliminary list of candidates in the upcoming government of Mustafa Al-Kazemi.

The list included three candidates for each position, in addition to three deputy prime ministers.

The list also included the nomination of people for more than one position being differentiated and negotiated, in addition to independent bodies.

A political source familiar with Shafak News informed that this list is subject to change, especially since discussions are taking place regarding it between a team representing Al-Kazemi with the political forces.

Al-Kazemi has 30 days a day to complete the government formation that Muhammad Allawi and Adnan al-Zarfi failed after Adel Abdul-Mahdi resigned.

The US State Department: We hope to form a strong and independent Iraqi government

04/10/2020 14:08

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Baghdad / Obelisk: US Assistant Secretary of State for Middle East Affairs, David Schenker, revealed on Friday, April 10, 2020, his country’s position on the assignment of the Prime Minister, National Intelligence Director Mustafa Al-Kazemi to form the new Iraqi government.

US Assistant Secretary of State for Middle East Affairs David Schenker said in a press statement that Al-Kazemi had proven in his previous jobs that he is a patriot and a competent person, expressing his hope that he will soon be able to form a strong and independent government.

Meanwhile, on Thursday, April 9, 2020, Prime Minister-designate Mustafa Al-Kazemi stressed that his assignment is a difficult and major national test and success in it is not the job of one individual, while he indicated that he will work to confine weapons with decisive measures and will not allow insulting any Iraqi.

Al-Kazimi said in a speech on his occasion of his mandate to form the government and followed by Alsumaria News, “My assignment is a national responsibility and a difficult and great test, and success in it towards fair elections is not the task of one individual, but it is the duty of everyone.” We saw failures at multiple levels. ”


“The ministerial cabinet that I will present as soon as possible to the parliament with the government program will be a government that serves the people with deeds, not words,” he said, noting that “this government will not be an isolated government or closed rooms.


” Corona and we will make every effort to protect Iraq to confront this epidemic, “pointing out that” we will take care of those affected by the urban and support health and security cadres. ”


He stressed that “sovereignty is a red line and cannot be courtesy at the expense of Iraq,” noting that “Iraq possesses the sovereign decision and sovereignty will not be a controversial issue.”


He stressed that “weapons are the prerogative of the state and we will work to confine arms to decisive measures,” noting that “we will move the economic movement because the Iraqi economy is exhausted.”


Al-Kazimi stressed that “we will protect the rights of the demonstrators,” explaining that “our external relations must be successful, and their success depends on adopting the concept of respect and cooperation with neighbors, friends and countries of the world.”


“We will not allow any Iraqi to be insulted by any internal or external party by accusing him of subordination to the outside,” he said, noting that “combating corruption and corrupt people is a national mission and returning the displaced to their homes is a goal I will not abandon.”