Talabani begins a series of diplomatic meetings to clarify the position on the Erbil and Baghdad dialogues

Talabani

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Baghdad

06/1920 2020 06:50:38

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Shafaq News / The Information Office of Qubad Talabani, Deputy Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region, announced on Tuesday that the latter started conducting diplomatic meetings to inform representatives and delegations of countries in the region on the results of the recent talks between Erbil and Baghdad.

The office spokesman, Samir Hawrami, said in a statement received by Shafaq News, that after Talabani’s negotiating delegation returned to Baghdad, he would start a series of diplomatic meetings with ambassadors, consuls, and envoys of foreign countries, especially the European Union and America, with a view to clarifying the status of negotiations.

He added that Talabani will also clarify the position of the region on how to resolve differences and outstanding issues, especially the question of financial dues for the region, and to continue dialogues between the Kurdistan Regional Government and the federal government.

The President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masroor Barzani, met earlier today with a delegation of talks with the Federal Government, through a closed-circuit television system (video conferencing).

A government statement stated that at the beginning of the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani shed light on the visit made by the Kurdistan Region delegation to Baghdad last week, and the results of discussions with the federal government and the proposals put forward to resolve outstanding problems between the two sides.

The statement quoted Barzani as saying that the Kurdistan Region will continue its discussions with Baghdad with the aim of reaching an agreement that guarantees its constitutional rights and entitlements, stressing that the Kurdistan Region is determined to defend its legitimate rights within the framework of the Iraqi constitution, and will not give them up at all.

On Tuesday, the regional government delegation, headed by Qubad Talabani, Deputy Prime Minister of the region, visited the capital Baghdad, the third of its kind, with the aim of completing previous discussions on resolving differences and outstanding issues with the federal government.

And preceded the visit of the delegation of the regional government, a visit by the President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, in which he met the three presidencies, leaders of the forces and political bodies in Baghdad.

And previously, the delegation of the regional government held two visits to the capital, Baghdad, after the previous federal government headed by Adel Abdul Mahdi stopped financing the salaries of employees and workers in the public sector in Kurdistan.

The differences and pending issues between Erbil and Baghdad are based on the region’s share of financial budgets, peshmerga dues, oil exports, and the disputed territories covered by Article 140 of the permanent Iraqi constitution.

The Kurdistan Regional Government has expressed, on numerous occasions and times, its willingness to deliver 250,000 barrels of crude oil per day in exchange for the Iraqi government’s funding of 450 billion Iraqi dinars in monthly salaries.

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Masroor Barzani’s meeting with the Baghdad negotiating delegation ended with “determination” on an order

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Kurdistan Region

Negotiations

The federal government

2020/06/30 05:34:02

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Shafaq News / The President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masroor Barzani, met today, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, with a delegation of discussions with the Federal Government, through a closed-circuit television system (video conferencing).

A government statement received by Shafaq News stated that at the beginning of the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani highlighted the visit made by the Kurdistan Region delegation to Baghdad last week, the results of discussions with the federal government and the proposals put forward to resolve outstanding problems between the two sides.

The statement quoted Barzani as saying that the Kurdistan Region will continue its discussions with Baghdad with the aim of reaching an agreement that guarantees its constitutional rights and entitlements, stressing that the Kurdistan Region is determined to defend its legitimate rights within the framework of the Iraqi constitution, and will not give them up at all.

On Tuesday, the regional government delegation, headed by Qubad Talabani, Deputy Prime Minister of the region, visited the capital Baghdad, the third of its kind, with the aim of completing previous discussions on resolving differences and outstanding issues with the federal government.

And preceded the visit of the delegation of the regional government, a visit by the President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, in which he met the three presidencies, leaders of the forces and political bodies in Baghdad.

And previously, the delegation of the regional government held two visits to the capital, Baghdad, after the previous federal government headed by Adel Abdul Mahdi stopped financing the salaries of employees and workers in the public sector in Kurdistan.

The differences and pending issues between Erbil and Baghdad are based on the region’s share of financial budgets, peshmerga dues, oil exports, and the disputed territories covered by Article 140 of the permanent Iraqi constitution.

The Kurdistan Regional Government has expressed, on numerous occasions and times, its willingness to deliver 250,000 barrels of crude oil per day in exchange for the Iraqi government’s funding of 450 billion Iraqi dinars in monthly salaries.

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Democrat: the delegation of the regional government will return to Baghdad to end the outstanding issues between the two governments

06/20/2020 13:20

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Baghdad / Obelisk: Deputy Kurdistan Democratic Party, Ahmed Al-Saffar, revealed Monday, June 29, 2020, the date of the new visit of a delegation from the Kurdistan region to Baghdad.

Al-Saffar said in an interview with the media followed by the obelisk, that the technical delegation of the Kurdistan Regional Government will return to Baghdad in order to complete the outstanding issues between the two governments, after correcting some positions towards the outstanding issues and arranging the files.

Al-Saffar added that the current or next week may witness the return of the Kurdish delegation to Baghdad again in order to complete negotiations and dialogues with a view to resolving all outstanding contentious issues between the two sides, pointing out that the two sides are still working to solve the oil and customs issue and Kurdistan’s share of the federal budget.

On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, a government delegation from the Kurdistan region arrived in Baghdad to resume dialogue on pending files between the center and the region.

According to an informed source, a government delegation from the Kurdistan region arrived today to Baghdad to resume dialogue on the outstanding issues between the center and the region.

The source pointed out that the delegation will discuss signing a comprehensive agreement regarding the files of financial dues, oil and employee salaries amid threats by the National Union to suspend the participation of its ministers within the government in the event the regional government fails to resolve differences with Baghdad.

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Iraq government gets parliament’s nod for massive borrowing

Approval for raising $5bn abroad and 15 trillion dinars locally comes amid a cash crunch caused by fall in oil prices

Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Mina Aldroubi

June 25, 2020

Iraq’s parliament authorised the new government to borrow up to $5 billion (Dh18bn) from abroad after the fall in oil prices caused a financial crunch.

The vote on Wednesday came a few days after international rating agency Fitch forecast the economy to shrink 9 per cent this year and debt to skyrocket.

The agency said public debt would rise to 80 per cent of gross domestic product in 2020-2021 from 47 per cent last year.

Iraqi MP Jaber Al Jaberi said pressure to pay government salaries prompted parliament’s overwhelming approval of the borrowing, despite misgivings about increasing the nation’s debt.

Borrowing is the easy way. Sooner or later it will lead to an economic collapse

“Borrowing is the easy way. Sooner or later it will lead to an economic collapse,” he told The National.

The parliamentarian, who represents the Sunni province of Anbar, said salaries and pensions cost the government $5bn a month, compared with $2bn of oil revenue in May.

Mr Al Jaberi said Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi should have forcefully signalled his intention for reform by taking decisive measures against corruption and ending the reign of militias.

Fitch said oil price declines have limited Iraq’s “ability to respond to the fiscal crisis”, pointing out that oil comprises 50 per cent of GDP and 90 per cent of government revenues.

The short-worded borrowing bill said the money raised from debt in foreign currency has to go towards development.

Parliament also authorised the government to borrow 15 trillion dinars on the local market, equivalent to $13bn.

The bill passed with 168 votes in favour out of 186 members who attended the session.

The coronavirus pandemic has largely curbed attendance in the 329-member parliament over the past few months.

Under the 2005 constitution, enacted after the toppling of Saddam Hussein two years earlier in the US-led invasion, the legislature has to approve all government borrowing.

Post-Saddam era governments accumulated debt, mostly locally, but legislative approval became difficult in the last five years, partly because parliamentarians demanded more rewards for their constituencies.

Mr Al Kadhimi, a former intelligence chief backed by the United States, does not belong to a political group.

Even before he became prime minister last month, he had to placate an array of groups in parliament, the most powerful of which are allied with Iran.

He courted this week Moqtada Al Sadr, a Shiite cleric who has been the kingmaker in Iraqi politics for the past decade.

The secular prime minister paid condolences to Mr Al Sadr to mark 21 years since the killing of Mr Sadr’s father, Ayatollah Mohammad Sadiq Al Sadr.

Mohammad Sadiq, who identified with Iraq’s downtrodden Shiites, was the victim of “Saddamist treachery”, Mr Al Al Kadhimi said.

The lot of the people whose cause he championed has improved little, despite the Shiite ascendency since 2003, at the centre of which has been his son.

With Iraq struggling financially, the country’s politico-religious power brokers accepted Mr Al Kadhimi to come and repair the mess.

They remain wary about giving him too much control, the huge borrowing authorisation notwithstanding.

Updated: June 25, 2020 07:58 PM

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Al-Asam confirms the seriousness and ability of Al-Kazemi to track armed groups and reveal their identities

Baghdad / news

Former military advisor Safaa Al-Aasam confirmed today, Sunday, the ability of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mustafa al-Kazemi, to track down the armed groups and reveal their identities in a short time.

Al-Asam told Al-Akhbariya that “Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi is very serious in tracing armed groups and revealing their identities.” He pointed out that “Al-Kazemi also has the ability to put an end to these groups very quickly.”

He added that “eight years of missile strikes by groups that sometimes call the resistance or armed groups unchecked and are in fact outlawed groups and rebel against the state !!”

Al-Asam pointed out that “the operations started from the time of former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki until now, and they cause embarrassment and a real challenge to Al-Kazimi’s government to the world and foreign relations in conjunction with the strategic dialogue between the United States of America and Baghdad.”

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi has vowed to eliminate “Katyusha cells” that threaten the security of the state and citizens, while 14 people were arrested by the anti-terror agency three days ago in the Dora area who were intending to target the Green Zone, and two platforms and several missiles were seized in their possession, and they were deposited Prison in the crowd security for interrogation.

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The end of the Al-Fayadh, Al-Maliki, and Al-Amiri meeting ends with the delivery of a strongly worded message to Al-Kazemi

Baghdad / Al-Akhbariya:

A political source revealed, on Monday, the end of a meeting of Shiite political forces in the home of the head of the Alliance of the Hadi al-Fathi al-Amiri, indicating that the meeting recommended the delivery of a strongly worded message to Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazemi.

The source told “Al-Ikhbaria” that “a meeting of the Shiite political forces ended in the house of the head of the Al-Fath Alliance Hadi al-Amiri and in the presence of the head of the State of Law coalition Nuri al-Maliki and Faleh al-Fayyad and most other political forces.”

He added, “The meeting ended with the delivery of messages to Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi expressing” discontent “over the government’s lack of interest in tackling the Corona crisis and the economic crisis, as well as the Shiite leaders’ assertion that they are not satisfied with targeting the popular crowd.” .

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Joint operations: the heroes of Iraq have achieved their goals

 

Political| 06:47 – 06/28/2020

Baghdad – Mawazine News. The
joint operations confirmed on Sunday that the third stage of the operations of the Iraqi heroes achieved their goals in chasing the remnants of the ISIS terrorist gangs and were able to clear the lands, kill and capture a number of terrorists.
Operations spokesman Major General Tahsin al-Khafaji said, “The first, second and third Iraqi operations of the heroes have been able to achieve their military objectives and have succeeded in the security and intelligence fields, and have resulted in important results in pursuing ISIS gangs and drying out the sources of terrorism.”
He added that “the importance of these operations carried out by the security services and the popular crowd, lies in the fact that they did not leave the remnants of the ISIS terrorist gangs safe places, that they can ditch them and enable them to carry out terrorist acts in areas that they consider hot, as well as the adoption of a new strategy and tactics in pursuit of remnants ISIS differs from its predecessors. “
 He pointed out that “the battle with ISIS security and intelligence at the present time, and that the areas that were used by terrorist terrorist gangs as transport lines, logistical support and management of terrorist operations are now in the hands of the security forces.”
 Al-Khafaji continued, “The operations of the Iraqi heroes could not achieve the great results without the cooperation of the citizens, and that the people have a major role in these operations by providing the security forces with information about the presence of the sleeping terrorist cells.” Ended 29 / h

Kurdistan National: Negotiations between Baghdad and Erbil include the outlets from Ibrahim Al-Khalil to FAO

 

Political| 06:20 – 28/06/2020

Baghdad – Mawazine News
, a deputy of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan confirmed, on Sunday, negotiations between Baghdad and Erbil, including the outlets from Ibrahim Al-Khalil to FAO.
“The talks between the regional and federal governments are proceeding well,” MP Hassan Ali said, according to his party’s flags. “The two sides are committed to continuing the success of the talks.”
On the border crossings, Ali added, “The border crossings are part of the negotiation file, confirming that it” includes all ports starting from the Ibrahim Khalil outlet to the FAO. “End 29 / h

Document … Al-Kazemi makes new administrative changes

 

 20/26/2020 10:15:31
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Shafak News / On Sunday, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi made a number of changes to the Board of Commissioners of the Media and Communications Authority.

And according to Diwani’s order signed by his office director Raed Jouhi, who was seen by Shafaq News, Al-Kazimi decided to end the assignment of Ashraf Al-Dahan, Khalil Al-Tayyar and Safa Al-Din Hussein from the Board of Commissioners in the Information Authority.

  Al-Kazemi also decided to “assign Bassam Salem, headed by the Board of Commissioners of the Media Commission, and Mohamed Abdel-Sadah and Adel Salman, as a member of the Council.”

A military adviser confirms the seriousness and ability of Al-Kazemi to trace armed groups and reveal their identities

 

Political

Sunday 28 June 2020 | 04:46 pm

Former military advisor Safaa Al-Aasam confirmed today, Sunday, the ability of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mustafa al-Kazemi, to track down the armed groups and reveal their identities in a short time.

Al-Aasam said that “Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi is very serious in tracing armed groups and revealing their identities,” pointing out that “Al-Kazemi also has the ability to put an end to these groups very quickly.”

He added that “eight years of missile strikes by groups that sometimes call the resistance or armed groups unchecked and are in fact outlawed groups and rebel against the state !!”

Al-Asam pointed out that “the operations started from the time of former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki until now, and they cause embarrassment and a real challenge to Al-Kazimi’s government to the world and foreign relations in conjunction with the strategic dialogue between the United States of America and Baghdad.”

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