A source reveals to Rudaw the results of the meeting of the three presidencies and leaders of the political


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Rudaw – Erbil

A well-informed source revealed, today Sunday (June 14, 2020), the results of the meeting of the three presidencies and leaders of political blocs in the capital, Baghdad.


The source told Rudaw Media Network that a meeting of the three presidencies, who are President Barham Salih, Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi, and Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazemi, was held with the leaders of the blocs to discuss the strategic dialogue with the United States and the economic situation in Iraq.


He added that “it was stressed the need to unify positions to cross from the current financial crisis, as well as support medical personnel in their response to the Corona pandemic, and to continue security operations to eliminate terrorist cells and all those who are trying to weaken the state’s prestige and tamper with the security of the Iraqi people.”


Barzani discusses with the British ambassador Al-Kazemi’s government and the solution of problems between Erbil and Baghdad

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Shafaq News / The President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, discussed today, Sunday, with the British Ambassador to Baghdad, Stephen Hickey, the latest developments in the outbreak of the Corona Virus and the endeavors and procedures of Iraq and the region to confront it, its economic impacts and how to confront it.

A statement issued by the region’s presidency, received by Shafaq News, said that the meeting, which was attended by the British Consul in Erbil, James Sorenton, witnessed the discussion of Mustafa Al-Kazemi’s assumption of the Iraqi government’s leadership and his government program, the problems, crises, and challenges facing him, pointing to the meeting dealing with the relations between the region and the federal government and the endeavors and ongoing dialogues between The two sides to solve problems based on the Iraqi constitution.

The statement pointed out that the two sides touched on the risks and threats of the resurgence of ISIS and its restoration of its strength in many Iraqi regions and its targeting of citizens and Iraqi forces, indicating that the two sides stressed the need to continue to support the international coalition for Iraq and the Kurdistan Region in the face of terrorism, cooperation and coordination between the Kurdistan Region and the federal government.

He added that the two sides also discussed the internal situation in the Kurdistan Region, British relations with Iraq and the region, the desire of both sides to develop them, the Iraqi-American strategic dialogue, and a number of other issues of common concern.


Urgent: The three presidencies meet with heads of political blocs to discuss the file of dialogue with Washington

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The head of the Turkmen Front, Deputy Arshad Al-Salhi, revealed on Sunday that a political meeting was held between the leaders of the political blocs and the heads of the political blocs to discuss the strategic dialogue with Washington.

Al-Salhi said in a statement to “Al-Akhbaria” that “the leaders of the political parties and the three presidencies are meeting in Baghdad with representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.”

He added, “The meeting discussed the Iraqi-American dialogue and the economic crisis the country is going through.”


Expectations to conclude a comprehensive and final agreement between Baghdad and Erbil this week

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revealed the Parliamentary Finance Committee decision, Ahmed al – Saffar, on Sunday ,, that a delegation from the Kurdistan region will visit Baghdad this week, noting that” the negotiating paper includes discussion on all outstanding issues where the two parties working seriously to conclude a final and comprehensive settlement. ”

He said Al-Saffar in a televised statement, followed by “Al-Akhbaria”, “The date of the delegation’s visit is related to the government’s decision, but it is assumed that the visit will take place during this week, because this last opportunity and only 8 days remain before the end of the date previously set to reach an agreement, indicating that the meetings will be held with ministries Finance, planning and oil to resolve differences within one package. ”

He explained: “In our last meeting with the Ministers of Finance and Planning and the Central Bank during their hosting in Parliament last Wednesday, they asked the House of Representatives to agree to foreign and domestic borrowing, and when I asked about the share of the Kurdistan region, the response was that this matter does not include Kurdistan, and that it must be addressed through Concluding a separate agreement, and indicated that the two parties prepared their papers and would meet during this week to reach the agreement, and they were optimistic about the possibility of reaching an agreement.

He continued that the negotiating paper includes all areas, including oil, employees, customs, issues mentioned in the constitution and the Financial Management Law No. 6 of 2019, to determine the competence of each party, stating: “If the debts in respect of each side are calculated in the interest of the other, then this will create a problem and will not lead us to any As a result, so they decided not to go back, but to start again, and the two parties are working hard to conclude a final and comprehensive settlement. ”

He stressed that “these meetings will not be the first of its kind. Rather, since the beginning of the formation of the government, the head of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masroor Barzani, visited Baghdad and expressed his readiness to solve the differences. The delegation also visited the Iraqi capital several times, and there reached very good agreements signed by the two parties but The resignation of the previous government and the outbreak of protests prevented its implementation, “explaining:” Therefore, the delegations of Baghdad and Erbil will meet this week to conclude the final agreement, given that the Iraqi government asked the Kurdistan Regional Government to provide some data and information, which was approved by the Kurdistan Region, and I believe that This upcoming visit is sufficient to reach a final result. ”

In response to a question about the date of sending the Kurdistan region’s share of the budget, Al-Saffar stated that “Iraq is currently unable to pay the salaries of its employees, as the operating expense is 6 trillion and 500 billion, while the current revenues do not exceed 2 trillion and 500 billion, meaning that the deficit reaches 4 trillion. ”


Source: Al-Kazemi forms a four-party committee to uncover “Katyusha cells”

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On Sunday (14 June 2020), a source revealed that the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, had formed a committee to uncover outlaws of Katyusha cells.


“Al-Kazemi decided to form a committee to uncover outlawed Katyusha cells, from investigative and information officers from the Military Intelligence Directorate and the counter-terrorism and intelligence services, and to share the security of the crowd,” security expert Hisham al-Hashemi said in a Twitter post, citing a source.


Al-Hashemi added that the aim of forming the committee is to “search for those involved in the attack on the Taji camp.”


On Saturday, (June 13, 2020), the Joint Operations Command accused unnamed parties of mixing cards and tampering with the security of Iraq after the Taji camp was attacked by a missile attack this evening, announcing an urgent directive to undertake a qualitative intelligence effort to unveil these entities and place them under the jurisdiction of the law.


“Despite our previous warnings to those trying to mix cards by tampering with security and threatening our heroic security forces by targeting their camps, these leaders launched Saturday Katyusha rockets from the main street opposite the Victory facility,” the leadership said in a statement obtained by Rudaw Media Network. North of Baghdad. ”


The statement added that the two missiles “landed inside the Taji camp (a camp belonging to the Iraqi security forces) without losses, in a message that does not want good for Iraq and its people, especially during this stage.”


He continued: “Therefore, our security services have received urgent direction to undertake a qualitative intelligence effort to uncover these entities, which, despite our warnings, are seeking to weaken Iraq.”


And the Joint Operations Command concluded its statement by saying: “To let those who have sought himself to tamper with the security of Iraq know that he will be under the law soon.”


Earlier yesterday, Saturday, the Security Media Cell announced the fall of two Katyusha rockets at the Taji camp in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, which includes American soldiers.


And the Iraqi bases that embrace the US-led international coalition forces are subjected to repeated missile attacks, accusing the United States of the crowd factions, which today marks the sixth anniversary of its founding by being behind.


A massive missile strike on 18 rockets targeted the Taji base on March 11, killing two American citizens and a British military doctor. In response to this attack, the United States carried out an air attack on the locations of the Hezbollah Brigades.


The Taji camp is located in a district of the same name, 35 kilometers north of the capital, Baghdad, and it hosts American and other foreign forces from the international coalition to fight ISIS.


In the beginning of last January, the United States assassinated an airstrike in the plane of the pilot of the Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani, and Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, deputy chief of the popular crowd, along with a number of their comrades near Baghdad airport, which led to the escalation of tension between Washington and Tehran, which responded by targeting Iraqi bases. There are Americans.


It is noteworthy that about five thousand American soldiers are deployed in military bases in various parts of Iraq.


On Friday, the Iraqi and American governments announced an agreement regarding reducing the number of American forces in the country in the coming months, with Washington ending its military presence in Iraq later.


And at the end of 2011, the American forces left Iraq completely, after 8 years of occupation after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein’s regime in 2003.


And those forces returned to Iraq in 2014 when ISIS invaded a third of Iraq, at the request of the Baghdad government headed by Nuri al-Maliki, at that time.


The dispute escalated between the then head of the caretaker government, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, and the American administration, against the backdrop of the killing of the Iranian Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani and the deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Committee, Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, in an air raid in Baghdad on January 3.


After the air strike, Abdul-Mahdi asked parliament to vote to pass a mandatory resolution to remove the coalition forces from the country, which was already done, but Washington said it was not dealing with decisions issued by an resigned government.


A close meeting between the Federal Government and the Kurdistan Regional Government regarding the unification of border ports

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Planning Minister Khaled al-Najm during his meeting with the head of the Border Ports Authority Omar al-Waeli

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Rudaw – Erbil

The Iraqi Minister of Planning, Khaled Battal Al-Najm, confirmed today (June 14, 2020) the necessity of submitting all border outlets to the federal authorities, stating that the coming days will witness a dialogue with the Kurdistan Regional Government, on unifying the mechanisms of work in the border outlets.

The media office stated to the Minister of Planning that “the Minister discussed with the Chairman of the Border Ports Authority, Omar Al-Waeli, and the Director General of the General Authority for Customs in the Ministry of Finance, Khaled Salah al-Din, the reality of work in the border ports, sea, land and air, and the mechanisms for entry of goods and goods imported into Iraq.”

The Minister stressed “the importance of high coordination between government agencies concerned with the work of border ports, with the aim of ensuring the safety and quality of goods entering, and maintaining price stability in local markets, as well as ensuring the rights of merchants and importers, in accordance with the laws and regulations in force”, stressing the need “to subject all border ports To the federal authorities. ”

The statement indicated that “the coming days will witness a dialogue with the Kurdistan Regional Government, on unifying the mechanisms of work in the border outlets, and the necessity to include the goods entering through those ports for examination, as is the rest of the other federal outlets.”

He pointed out that “the volume of Iraqi imports is very wide and includes 130 countries, and this requires great capabilities and capabilities, to control the examination of everything that enters the country of goods and products, and this has been contracted with a number of international examining companies to undertake an examination of a portion of the private sector imports in a country Origin, in addition to the efforts made by members of the Central Agency for Standardization and Quality Control present in the border outlets, and the Ministry is seeking to complete the projects of modern examination laboratories located in the provinces with border outlets.

News agencies recently circulated news that the anti-terrorist agency had reached the border outlets in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region to receive them instead of the border guards, while the Frontier Ports Authority denied on Friday (12 June 2020) that. 

The outlets said in a brief statement that the Rudaw Media Network received a copy of it that “there is no truth to the anti-terrorist apparatus reaching the Kurdistan region or its presence in the federal outlets.”


National Union: The Baghdad and Erbil governments have the intention to reach a final agreement

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Baghdad – Mawazine News,

confirmed a deputy of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Sunday, that the governments of Baghdad and Erbil have the intention to reach a final agreement on the outstanding problems between the two sides.

Representative Sherwan Mirza said in an interview carried by his party’s media, that “the government delegation headed by Qubad Talabani will go in the coming days to Baghdad, to resume a new round of dialogues from officials on outstanding issues between the two sides |?

” He added, “There is a real intention between the federal and regional governments.” resolve differences following a delegation negotiating a series of dialogues, on financial files and imports of oil. ”

He noted,” The delegation will continue his dialogues with the new government headed by Mustafa Kazemi, toward a final agreement “.anthy 29 / h


Saleh and Talabani stress the importance of resolving the files between the region and the federal government


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The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, on Sunday, and the joint head of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Pavel Talabani, stressed the importance of resolving the files between the region and the federal government.