Deputy of Al-Murbad: A dispute over the names of Al-Kazemi’s cabin and a confidence-giving session may be held next week


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Deputy of Al-Murbad: A dispute over the names of Al-Kazemi's cabin and a confidence-giving session may be held next week

The deputy of the Al-Fateh Alliance, Abdul Amir Taiban, revealed a dispute by some political blocs on a number of names presented in the cabinet of the Prime Minister-designate Mustafa Al-Kazemi, expected to hold a session of granting confidence next week as a result of that dispute.

Al-Tayban noted in his statement to Al-Mirbad that the political blocs, especially in the Shiite component, will hold their meetings for the purpose of reaching an agreement on the names proposed, which he said are supposed to be able to manage the ministries at the interim and critical stage.

It is noteworthy that local media have reported the end of a meeting of the leaders of the Shiite forces, held this evening Friday at the house of the President of the Alliance of Fath, Hadi al-Amiri, and it was agreed to update the names of the ministerial cabinet of Mustafa Al-Kazemi.

Members of the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Alliance of Forces had confirmed to Al-Mirbad in previous statements, that the Kurdish component had 3 ministries in Al-Kazemi’s government, while the Alliance of Forces, which represented most of the Sunni component, had approximately 6 ministries


Al-Kazemi agrees to change foreign and youth candidates


Saturday 25 April 2020 | 04:15 am

Baghdad / .. Prime Minister-designate Mustafa Al-Kazemi continued his consultations with political forces and blocs, to overcome disputes over the sharing of ministerial portfolios, while names circulated by the media to the government cabinet quickly encountered protests from some Shiite forces that gave the “charged” 48 hours to respond to their objections . The representative of State of Law, Kata Najman al-Rikabi, told the Iraqi Al-Sabah newspaper and was followed by “Ain Iraq News” that the Prime Minister-designate Mustafa al-Kazimi agreed to the demands of the Shiite blocs to change the names of candidates of some ministries, most notably youth and foreign affairs. Al-Rikabi explained that some of the names mentioned in the proposed government cabinet that the Prime Minister-designate presented were objected to by the Shiite blocs, which gave Al-Kazemi 48 hours to respond to the objections. Al-Rikabi indicated that the Shiite blocs asked to change some of the candidates for the ministries, which are still disputed until now, expecting to vote on 15 candidates for the ministries in the parliament session likely to be held this week, after the differences over some of the candidates were over.

Al-Kazemi has the support of Sistani to subdue the PMF factions


BAGHDAD – Four Iraqi armed factions, close to Supreme Shiite cleric Ali al-Sistani, are leading a campaign to persuade semi-official combat groups to change their affiliation to the Iraqi government rather than the PMF, which is completely controlled by Iran.

These four factions formally disengaged from the Popular Mobilization Authority and joined the General Command of the Armed Forces, according to a decree signed by resigned Prime Minister Adel Abdel-Mahdi as the supreme commander of the military establishment.

Sources familiar with the developments of this file said that the transformation of the four armed factions is the first step in a project aimed at withdrawing groups involved in the PMF from the area of ​​Iranian hegemony.

Observers say that the factions led by close associates of Sistani and who participated in the war against ISIS have been studying for this step for weeks, after Abu Fadak was appointed commander-in-chief of the Popular Mobilization Forces, succeeding Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who was killed in the raid that targeted Iranian General Qassem Soleimani at the beginning of the year. Running near Baghdad airport.

The sources say that Maitham al-Zaidi, a cleric close to one of Sistani’s prominent agents, has proposed a plan to transfer the factions wishing to leave the Iran-run body to the General Command of the Armed Forces.

20 thousand fighters end their association with Abovdak, chief of staff of the popular crowd linked to Tehran

It was not possible to put forward this plan had it not been for the increased chances of Prime Minister-designate Mustafa Al-Kazemi to form the new Iraqi government.

Al-Zaidi negotiated with Al-Kazemi during the past days, and he obtained a pledge not to dissolve the PMF factions that voluntarily move from the authority to the General Command of the Armed Forces in any other regular formation, to preserve their symbolism that was linked to the victories they achieved during the war against ISIS.

Informed sources say that the plan, which is being implemented by Zaidi, has the blessing of Sistani, so confronting it means challenging the most influential cleric in the ranks of the twelve Shiites in Iraq and the world.

The sources say that the channels of communication between the four factions and many other groups are open to convince them that a safe future requires attachment to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, and not to a body led by your delegation.

The plan includes setting a deadline for the factions that want to link to the Office of the Commander in Chief to resolve their affairs, provided that the government takes a decision to consider groups that insist on linking with your delegation to outlaws militias that are not allowed to engage in any activities on the ground in Iraq.

Iraqi political sources say that this plan will constitute a crucial test for the Iraqi factions, and their commitment to the national decision, after presenting themselves for years as part of a cross-border resistance project aimed at expelling the United States from the region, destroying Saudi Arabia and eliminating Israel.

Observers do not rule out the occurrence of internal frictions to prevent some factions from responding to the plan to join the official military institution, amid a bet that the Shiite street will reject any militia close to Iran if it is involved in any armed conflict.

Blogger Ali Fadel says, “The clear difference for years between the mobilization of Marjaiya and the mobilization of al-Maliki represented by the state factions affiliated with Iran is only a message to the people, the government and America, that the crowd of Iran does not represent us.”

He adds that “the clear fragmentation between the factions heralds a battle to break the bone internally.”

Observers believe that there are, among other things, helping to implement this plan, whose ultimate goal is to put an end to the peace of the escaped militias, among them the great opportunity of Al-Kazemi to form the government, and what was known about his position against the Shiite factions, and the decline in the level of Iranian influence in Iraq and Syria due to the US sanctions In addition to the Iranian internal preoccupation for weeks, containing the Corona epidemic.

Observers say that these shifts in the political geography surrounding Iran may push it to internal retreat in the months and years to come, after field experiments have proven that the scope of destruction will widen in any country that decides to interfere in its affairs.

The appointment of Abovdak enshrined absolute Iranian hegemony over the PMF, although it is an institution affiliated with the Iraqi government.

Before Soleimani was killed, Abdel-Mahdi did not dare issue orders to the PMF.

When elements of the militia linked to the Hashd were found to have been involved in violations and transgressions during the past year, Abdul-Mahdi issued a series of orders to vacate headquarters controlled by armed groups and raise irregular checkpoints inside cities, and he did not find anyone to listen to.

When the engineer was killed, no one expected that his successor would be a person with no explicit name known, only a secret nickname similar to the gangsters and mafia, and all his qualifications are very loyal to Iran.

Abovdk can mobilize a military force of 150,000 people, which is more than enough to control the entire Iraqi capital.

And now, the number of this force has decreased to 130,000, after 20,000 fighters joined the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, and is likely to continue to decline in the next few weeks.

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Deputy: Al-Kazemi will visit Kurdistan to discuss forming his government soon


24-04-2020 10:58 PM


Baghdad / Al-Ikhbaria:
Member of the Kurdistan National Union, Taha Amin, revealed on Friday the details of forming the government of Mustafa Al-Kazemi, noting that the government will include 22 ministers with 11 ministries for the Shiite forces, confirming Al-Kazemi’s intention to visit Kurdistan.
“The House of Representatives will vote to give confidence to the government of Mustafa Al-Kazemi at any time the agreement is reached between the Presidency of the Parliament,” Amin said in a televised statement, followed by “Al-Akhbaria”.
Pointing out that the new government will include 22 ministries, 11 of which are for Shi’a parties, 6 for the year and 5 ministries for the Kurds, and have identified 3 candidates for each ministry, indicating that Al-Kazemi will soon visit the Kurdistan region to discuss forming the government.


Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s proposed cabinet list has been rejected

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Lawk Ghafuri



ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Iraqi Shiite political blocs have rejected all the names on Iraqi Prime Minister designate Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s proposed cabinet list, according to a senior member of al-Hikma Shiite political coalition.

Rahim al-Aboudi of al-Hikma, a coalition led by Ammar al-Hakim, told Rudaw late Friday that a meeting was held at the house of Hadi al-Ameri, the head of Fatih coalition, which resulted in the rejecting all the names on Kadhimi’s proposed cabinet list.

“In a meeting tonight in Hadi al-Ameri’s house in Baghdad, all the names that Mustafa al-Kadhimi proposed in his cabinet list were rejected by the Shiite political parties,” al-Aboudi said.

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Al-Kazemi-Shiite forces meeting ends with agreement to replace ministerial candidates


 04/24/2020 14:49:51
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Shafak News / A source in the Al-Fatah coalition led by Hadi al-Amiri said on Friday that Prime Minister-designate Mustafa al-Kazimi and Shiite forces had reached an agreement to replace some of the cabinet candidates in his upcoming government formation.

The source said in a special statement to Shafaq News, “The meeting of the Shiite forces with the Prime Minister-designate Mustafa Al-Kazimi at the home of the head of the Alliance of the Hadi al-Amiri, ended with an agreement to make a change for some of the cabinet ministers and nominate others in their place.”

The source pointed out that “the meeting rejected some of the names nominated to occupy ministerial portfolios, especially the ministers who occupy ministerial seats in the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi, as well as former ministers in the government of Haider al-Abadi.”

The source added that one of the Shiite blocs demanded the re-nomination of the Minister of Health for his position in the new government, without reference to the name of the bloc.

The source also said that it was agreed to inform the Sunni and Kurdish forces of the results of the meeting before setting the date for the session to give confidence to the Al-Kazemi government.

On April 9, Iraqi President Barham Saleh assigned Al-Kazemi to form the new government within a 30-day deadline.

Al-Kazemi has the support of most of the Shiite, Sunni, and Kurdish political forces, which makes his mission easy, unlike his predecessors Adnan al-Zarfi and Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi, who have failed to mobilize the necessary support to form a government.

The new government will succeed the government of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, who resigned in early December 2019 under pressure from popular protests calling for the departure and accountability of all political class accused of corruption and waste of state funds.

A source for «Economy News»: Iraq adopts the price of $ 30 a barrel of oil in the budget for the year 2020

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Economy News – Baghdad:

A well-informed source revealed, today, Wednesday, that the cabinet approved the price of a barrel of oil at $ 30 for the current year budget and a deficit of 20 trillion dinars.

The source, who preferred not to reveal himself to “Al-Iqtisad News”, said that “the advisory committee in the cabinet discussed with the Ministry of Finance and the Parliamentary Finance Committee the issue of adopting the price of $ 30 instead of $ 56 and that was approved by the Ministry of Finance.”

He added that “the planned deficit in the budget for the current year after its recent update amounted to 20 trillion dinars.”  

He stressed that the Iraqi government will put forward a set of proposals to parliament to reduce the deficit, including offering bonds that the central bank purchases and borrow from government banks and external borrowing.

Shiite forces meet with Al-Kazemi to schedule a “session of confidence”


04/24 2020 13:40:36

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Shafaq News / Shiite political forces will hold a meeting on Friday evening, with the Prime Minister-designate Mustafa Al-Kazemi to discuss his ministerial approach and the candidates for the ministries, as she seeks to set a date for the government voting session.

A source familiar with Shafaq News said, “All the Shiite forces began a meeting this evening with Prime Minister-designate Mustafa Al-Kazemi to discuss the ministerial curriculum and the names of the candidates in the ministerial cabinet.”

The source pointed out that “a date will be discussed to set a session of the House of Representatives to give confidence to the government.”

Political sources are talking about a close call to Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Al-Halbousi, to hold a voting session for the government of Prime Minister-designate Mustafa Al-Kazemi, saying that Mohammed Al-Halbousi will call for a parliament session early next week based on a political consensus to vote on Al-Kazemi’s government. The session is expected to be midweek Next.

Alliance of Powers: The negotiations with Al-Kazemi are crystallizing in a positive direction

24-04-2020 05:41 PM


Baghdad / news

Member of the Alliance of Forces, Abdullah Al-Kharbit, confirmed today, Friday, that consultations are still taking place between the alliance and the Prime Minister-designate Mustafa Al-Kazemi on forming a government.

Al-Kharbit predicted in a press statement that “the understandings seek to reach quick solutions, as the vision is now developing in a positive direction, and Al-Kazemi now realizes that there is a huge gap between the reality on the ground and the statements made by those who want to divorce them without having a strong ground.”

He stressed that “the reality is governed by the qualitative and numerical political weight, which is settled within the component that we represent, which is the Sunni component; there is a difference between the real size and the claim of size without a solid base or ground.”




Al-Hakim’s stream is attached to Al-Kazemi’s booth


Baghdad – Iraq today:

On Friday, Al-Hikma commented on the booth provided by Prime Minister-designate Mustafa Al-Kazemi, while the Al-Nasr coalition sent a message to the political parties.

“The names mentioned in the proposed government cabinet were chosen by the Prime Minister-designate Mustafa al-Kazimi,” said Hassan al-Hikmah, a deputy from the al-Hikma stream.

He added, “The proposed booth is generally satisfactory, and differences over it can be changed within the House of Representatives.”

He pointed out that “the Wisdom Bloc authorized the Prime Minister-designate to choose his cabinet himself and has no intention to change this authorization,” stressing that “his bloc has not nominated any name in the Al-Kazemi government and it is committed to authorizing it and supportive of the new government.”

 He called for “the importance of giving young people an opportunity to take over government positions,” stressing that “there are great youth competencies who are first in assuming positions because of their experience in keeping pace with the multiple circumstances of Iraq.”

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