The Democratic Party responds to demands to disarm the Peshmerga and determines its decision to participate in the government


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Shafaq News / The Kurdistan Democratic Party blessed the first party in the Kurdistan Region on Saturday, sharply criticizing the demands of political parties to disarm the forces of the Kurdistan Region Peshmerga.

A spokesman for the bloc, Aram Balti, said in a statement today that “there have appeared, and people are trying to mix the cards by calling them to include the Peshmerga forces with the issue of restricting weapons to the state.”

He added that “while these people are trying to shirk from the application of the constitution and this mass demand, which prevents society from entering into a state of anarchy, by mixing forces that operate within the state and those that lack constitutional and legal legitimacy, so that this demand does not apply Constitutional, we would like to remind them that the Peshmerga forces, in addition to its militant history and massive sacrifices, in order to liberate Iraq from the yoke of dictatorship.

He added, “These forces possess constitutional legitimacy according to Article 121 Fifth, and if there is someone who does not believe in the constitution or does not understand it, or does not like the acquired rights of the people of the Kurdistan Region, then we affirm once again the need to obey the supreme law in the country and not to renounce the social contract – The politician agreed upon by the Iraqis in 2005 to build a federal state based on democracy and human rights, and everyone should be aware that the authority of the state administration is the constitution. “

He stressed by saying, “We will not submit to the constitutional frameworks for the mood of whoever was, and the clock cannot go back, and that the legitimate constitutional rights of the people of Kurdistan are not negotiable and political deals.” 

On the other hand, Balti stated that “we show the Iraqi public opinion that we have not yet entered into the details of forming the government in terms of the ministries and the people who will manage those ministries, but we confirm that this decision will be taken in Kurdistan and in consultation with the Prime Minister-designate, without accepting the guardianship of a person Or a party with known goals and objectives. “

They also said that “the national interest today requires relying on the logic of reason and adherence to the constitution, and managing the country through national partnership without fabricating crises, as the country is going through a sensitive stage that requires the concerted all national efforts that are keen on the stability of the country.”

Deputy Muhammad al-Ghabban, head of the “Al-Fath” coalition led by Secretary-General of the Badr Organization, Hadi al-Amiri, said in a press interview that “the peshmerga forces will be included in the decision to confine arms to the state,” after the formation of the next Iraqi government headed by intelligence chief Mustafa Al-Kazemi.


This is the time to officially announce the government of Mustafa Al-Kazemi


Baghdad-Iraq today:

Well-informed political sources in Baghdad revealed that the Prime Minister-designate Mustafa Al-Kazemi is urging the way forward in order to finish writing his government’s program, and it is hoped that it will end next week.

The sources that spoke to (Iraq Today) revealed that “Al-Kazemi may announce his government at the end of next week, and push it to the House of Representatives on the night of the blessed month of Ramadan to pass it, and that this is delayed, because the date of the announcement will not exceed the end of the last week of this month.”

In a question to (Iraq Today), about the most prominent files that Al-Kazemi will address in his government program, the sources said, briefly: “The Prime Minister-designate set a set of priorities, including confronting the Corona Virus pandemic, and setting quick remedies for the crumbling economy, as well as addressing the file of corruption, as well as Regulating the status of foreign forces on Iraqi soil, social problems such as unemployment, lack of services and responding to popular demands, as well as preparing for early parliamentary elections in response to the call of the street and religious reference, and other files that the citizen will find in this program.

Iraq surprises all Arab countries

Time: 04/17 2020 18:47:39

{International: Al Furat News} The International Monetary Fund expects a sharp contraction in the economy this year, but it is optimistic about the recovery of the world’s economies, including Arabia, in 2021.

The fund has lowered its forecast for global economic growth this year in light of the uncertainty associated with the spread of the emerging corona virus in the world.

In April’s Global Economic Prospects report, the IMF said that Coved 19 had caused high and high human costs worldwide, and isolation measures were severely affecting economic activity.

“Assuming that the epidemic will fade in the second half of 2020 and that stimulus measures around the world are effective, we expect global growth in 2021 to rise partly to 5.8%,” said IMF chief economist Geeta Gopinath.

With regard to the Fund’s expectations for the Arab region for the year 2021, the data showed that Iraq will top the Arab countries in terms of economic growth, as its economy will rise next year by 7.2%, after a fall in the current year by 4.7%.

Iraq is second only to Algeria, and according to a fund, the Algerian economy will grow in 2021 by 6.2%, after declining in 2020 by 5.2%.

In third place, Qatar will grow by 2021 by 5%, after a contraction in 2020 by 4.3%, and then by Morocco with a growth of 4.8%.

As for Saudi Arabia, it will grow in 2021 by 2.9% to rank in the Arab countries in terms of growth in the tenth position, and it is surprising in the report that Egypt, the only Arab country that is expected to grow in 2020, will rank 11th in the list and grow in 2021 by 2.8%. Ammar Al-Masoudi

The following is a table showing the ranking of Arab countries in terms of growth next year:

Democrat declares the share of the Kurds in Al-Kazemi’s cabin and his position on the survival of the Minister of Finance

Time: 4/17/2020 22:56:44

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} A deputy from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) bloc, Imad Bajlan, revealed the party’s position regarding the necessity of Finance Minister Fuad Hussein {leader in the party} in the upcoming cabinet cabinet assigned to Prime Minister-designate Mustafa al-Kazimi.

“The Kurds share in the new cabinet 3 ministries, and the strongest are 4 ministries, including the Ministry of Kurdistan Region Affairs, and we believe that it is important to solve the problems between the center and the region,” Baglan said on the {event} program broadcast on the Euphrates satellite channel on Friday evening.

He added, “The constitution guaranteed our participation in the government as a third, if not a second, component.”

He pointed out, “The survival of the Minister of Finance is not a condition for the Kurds in their negotiations with Al-Kazemi, but there is no harm if the person of the Minister remains if he matches the criteria of the Prime Minister in forming the government.”

Baglan affirmed, “Replacing all ministers, including the Kurds, will not be an obstacle or failure to form Al-Kazemi’s government.”

He pointed out that “former Prime Minister – designate Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi did not reconcile with the Kurds, Sunnis and even some Shiite forces because of the strange and put his negotiating team Almtlki” by Colh.anthy

Ammar al – Masoudi

Others reveal: Al-Kazemi will present a line-up free of sovereign ministries


04/17 2020 12:46:56

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Shafaq News / A deputy for Sadr’s bloc, backed by Muqtada al-Sadr, leader Muqtada al-Sadr, revealed on Friday the intention of Prime Minister-designate Mustafa al-Kazemi to present a ministerial lineup to parliament that does not contain candidates to fill the sovereign bags.

“Al-Kazemi will present the ministerial cabinet to the House of Representatives before the end of the constitutional period,” MP Abbas Alaiwi told Shafaq News.

He added that the ministerial formation will be free of candidates to occupy the sovereign bags, as its decision will be postponed for another notice, without indicating the reason.

Aliwi pointed out that “political negotiations are still going on between Prime Minister-designate Mustafa Al-Kazemi and the political forces towards forming the next government.”

On April 9 this year, President of the Republic, Barham Salih, authorized Al-Kazimi to form the government within 30 days, less than an hour after the former 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.

Kurdish lawmaker: Al-Kazemi will announce his cabinet next week and talk about passing it too early

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Baghdad today – special

On Friday (17 April 2020), Representative Jamal Koujir expected the Prime Minister-designate, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, to announce the names of his cabinet cabinet at the end of next week.

Cougar said, in an interview with (Baghdad Today), that “the Prime Minister-designate, completed his cabin early, and I expect to announce it will be the end of next week.”

He added that “the talk about the passage of the Al-Kazemi government is very early, and it is not possible to determine its approval or not without knowing the mechanism of choosing the ministers and the names that were chosen.”

The Prime Minister-designate, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, announced the day before yesterday, Wednesday, the completion of his cabinet and entering the stage of negotiation.

“The names of the members of the government booth are now ready, and I am in the process of negotiating with the political blocs on this in order to pass them inside the parliament dome as soon as possible so that I can start working according to the pressing priorities,” Al-Kazemi said in an interview, reported by Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper.

He called “the political blocs to cooperate to cross the current crisis as long as my government has a specific goal which is preparing for early elections, in addition to resolutely addressing the urgent challenges that were not expected until two months ago, which is the Corona virus, and what has become a real threat to all the peoples of the world, and the economic crisis Which represented a sharp decline in oil prices, which requires us to take firm and strong measures in order to cross this crisis. ”

And last Thursday, President Barham Salih, Al-Kazemi, was assigned to form a government after the former Prime Minister-designate Adnan Al-Zarfi announced his apology for the mission for “internal and external” reasons that he did not disclose.

Al-Kazemi, an independent who is not affiliated with any political party, assumed the position of head of the intelligence agency, in June 2016, during the tenure of the former prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, as prime minister.

International Monetary confirms its readiness to assist Iraq in prioritizing public spending

Economy | 04:28 – 17/04/2020

Baghdad – Mawazine News

, The International Monetary Fund, on Friday, confirmed its readiness to assist Iraq in prioritizing public spending in light of low oil prices and the consequences of the emerging Corona virus.

A press release issued by the Information Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Finance Minister Fuad Hussein received / Mawazine News / a copy of it, “The latter met, through closed-circuit television, with Jihad Azour, head of the Middle East and Central Asia division at the International Monetary Fund in Washington and the delegation Accompanying him, the meeting was attended by Salah Al-Din Al-Hadithi, Director General of the Public Debt Department at the Ministry of Finance, and Salem Al-Olabi, Adviser to the Prime Minister.

The statement added, “At the beginning of the meeting, Fuad Hussein clarified the most prominent challenges facing Iraq in light of the crisis of the spread of the Corona virus and low oil prices and the recent meeting of OPEC with oil countries outside the organization called (OPEC Glass), where a decision was taken to reduce the export of about ten million Barrel per day to global markets. Iraq’s acceptance to reduce more than a million barrels per day of Iraqi production, and the impact of this decision and the decline in oil prices on the financial and economic situation in Iraq. He also explained the measures studied on how to deal with this situation and the government’s ways to confront these challenges.

On the situation of the market and the availability of foodstuffs, Hussein emphasized, “The abundance of agricultural commodities and animal products in the Iraqi market, and this is due to the decisions taken at the meetings of the Ministerial Council of Economy, where the Ministry of Agriculture was supported to protect local agricultural and animal products, which led to the existence of storage and food cover for the local market.” And this is considered positive under the current circumstances and the local market prices were not affected due to the closure of the border outlets and the interruption of trade exchange with other countries due to the spread of Corona disease.

He referred to “the development taking place in the agricultural sector,” stressing that “the current government plays a role in finding possible solutions to cross and avoid the current crisis in light of the fight against the Corona virus pandemic and the financial crisis.”

For his part, Jihad explained, “The Fund’s readiness to provide assistance and cooperation with Iraq in order to develop a financial plan and arrange priorities for public spending, and expressed the possibility of Iraq benefiting from the financial facilities provided by the Fund to member countries.”

The delegation of the Fund stressed that “it is important to continue dealing and communicating with international financial organizations as the” Fund “is ready to discuss with various countries to help Iraq in the health and financial fields.” Ended 29

Al-Kazemi finished his cabinet despite the ambiguity of his negotiations with the Sunnis and the Kurds

17-04-2020 04:29 PM

Baghdad / news

Sources familiar with the government formation consultations confirmed today, Friday, that the Prime Minister-designate, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, has finished completing his cabinet.

Sources told Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper, which was followed by “Al-Ikhbaria”, that “the political circles are watching the impact of the great consensus that Al-Kazemi received on the shares of the components in his government.”

The sources pointed out that “Al-Kazimi’s negotiations are continuing with the political blocs on the formation he prepared, although the ambiguity surrounding the atmosphere of his consultations with the Sunni and Kurdish blocs. Al-Kazemi’s position was not clear from the desire of the Kurds who announced their welcome to assign and support him, to keep the current Finance Minister Fouad Hussein.” .

The sources believe that “the current Shiite consensus on Al-Kazemi would lower the ceiling of the conditions for the Kurds and the negotiating year with Al-Kazemi, even if he had good relations with the two parties.”

A Kurdish lawmaker is likely to discuss a representative delegation visiting the region currently forming a government

Political | 01:45 – 17/04/2020

Baghdad – Mawazine News

, a deputy of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, on Friday, suggested that the parliamentary delegation visiting the Kurdistan region discuss the formation of the new government.

Hassan Ally said in an interview carried by his party’s media, “The parliamentary delegation that visits the Kurdistan Region headed by the First Vice-President of the Council, is discussing with health authorities the latest developments in the health situation to face the Corona pandemic.”

He added, “Al-Kaabi heads the visiting delegation as he is the head of the crisis cell to confront the Corona virus,” adding that “the visiting delegation will discuss a number of political issues, especially the issue of forming the new government.” Ended 29 / h

Parliament: We are awaiting Al-Kazemi’s request for a confidence-giving session

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The second deputy speaker of parliament, Bashir Haddad, confirmed today, Friday, that the House of Representatives is awaiting the request of the prime minister-designate Mustafa Al-Kazemi to hold a circle of confidence in his government.

Haddad said in a press conference in Erbil, “Parliament is ready to hold the parliament session to give confidence, but so far there is nothing official.”

He pointed out that “the ministerial cabinet assigned to the prime minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, has not been completed yet.”