Washington: We will continue the dialogue with Iraq this month … and reveal the reason for deploying a green missile system

Time: 07/15 2020 00:00:16

{International: Al Furat News} The United States announced that it will continue the strategic dialogue with Iraq regarding the future relations between the two countries and the fate of its forces in the country.

“We will continue the strategic dialogue with the Iraqi government later this month,” said US Central Command chief Gen. Kenneth McKinsey, in a press statement.

And between “we have deployed missile defense systems to protect the Green Zone and protect our forces in Iraq.”

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi is scheduled to visit Washington this month and head the Iraqi delegation in the second round of the strategic dialogue with the United States.

It is noteworthy that the US embassy in the Green Zone used a missile system last month and prevented its targeting with Katyusha rockets.

Security sources indicated that the embassy “operated {C –RAM}, which is an integrated short-term, anti-missile, mortar and Katyusha system, and was installed at the end of February 2020 to protect the embassy’s headquarters.”



Baghdad and the region face a common enemy after years of isolation

Shafaq News / The political openness between Erbil and Baghdad resulted in effective military coordination for the first time in years between the Iraqi army and the Peshmerga forces to confront the cells of ISIS gangs that penetrated in some areas between the Iraqi provinces and the region, benefiting from the absence of security and the distance between the two capitals politically before the government of Mustafa Al-Kazemi . 

Each side walked one step towards the other to achieve this fruitful encounter. From the support of the Kurds in the Iraqi parliament to the nomination of Al-Kazemi to head the government, to the political and military delegations that went from Arbil to Baghdad to enhance coordination and arrangement of interests, to the visit of the President of the region Nechirvan Barzani last June to Baghdad to meet Al-Kazemi, and their agreement according to the official statement issued at the time on the importance National cooperation and solidarity in order to overcome the current challenges, and their agreement that the challenges facing Iraq require the cooperation of all to address them and cross the country towards the correct path that it is moving forward, in order to build a safe, stable and united Iraq.

Two days later, the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masroor Barzani, announced on June 22 that his government was ready to resolve the differences “radically” with Baghdad, which constituted an additional dose of support for Al-Kazemi days after his election. 

And this clear political understanding had to begin to appear in the field, because the intervening phase between the last months of the era of Adel Abdul Mahdi’s government and the formation of Al-Kazemi’s government, ISIS gangs were recording an escalation in their operations and attacks, taking advantage of the security voids left by the lack of cooperation between the Iraqi forces and the Peshmerga Especially in the border areas of the region. 

Security statistics and estimates showed that the number of attacks increased dramatically, as did the number of civilian ISC victims in cities, villages, and farms located on the borders of the so-called disputed areas. In the field, it appears that ISIS has exploited the area free from any military presence of the Iraqi and Peshmerga forces, which extends to a depth of 10 kilometers in some areas within the boundaries between the region and the provinces of Diyala (east), Kirkuk and Nineveh (north). 

If it is necessary to work. Consequently, the participation of the peshmerga forces charged according to the Iraqi constitution to protect the borders of the region, in the joint military operation with the federal forces, comes in a logical and natural context, and it is indispensable, and it mainly culminated in long weeks of negotiations and coordination between the Iraqi Ministry of Defense and the Peshmerga, with the aim of forming Joint focal points to address the remnants of ISIS, which attack safe civilians and security forces. 

Deputy Representative of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Dylan Ghaffour, told Shafaq News, about a move to form a joint operations room between the Iraqi security and the Peshmerga, explaining that “the Peshmerga forces are within the military and security system in Iraq, and at what time the Iraqi government needs to be present or move to these forces, then they It will be present, especially in areas where security tensions are present without hesitation. ” 

In fact, on July 13, the counter-terrorism apparatus of the Iraqi army announced a high-level security and intelligence coordination between its forces and the Peshmerga forces during the fourth stage of the current campaign called “Heroes of Iraq” to pursue ISIS in Diyala Governorate. 

The first stages of the “Heroes of Iraq” campaign began in February, that is, during the era of the Abdul Mahdi government, after ISIS attacks escalated in the areas between Kirkuk, Salah al-Din (north) and Diyala (east), known as the “Triangle of Death”. 

But it is the first time now, that is, in the fourth stage that coordinates in the Iraqi army with the Peshmerga forces since the relations between Erbil and Baghdad were strained in 2017 in the wake of the independence referendum in the Kurdistan Region.

The Iraqi counter-terrorism agency announced in a statement received to Shafaq News that the Operation Heroes of Iraq in its fourth phase witnessed high intelligence security cooperation and coordination between the forces of the anti-terrorism and anti-terrorist forces in the Kurdistan Region while tracking the remnants of ISIS in Diyala province, noting “This coordination came Within the new strategy of the anti-terrorist agency, it is necessary to unify the security effort in order to tighten the screws on ISIS gangs and facilitate the process of monitoring and tracking them. ” 

It is evident that without this coordination, it would not have had impressive results, as ISIS gangs have shown remarkable success since the announcement of their defeat three years ago, in infiltrating safe havens, security voids, covering up behind the civilian population, recruiting young men, organizing their various networks of surveillance, collecting information, and terrorizing the population, Down to the implementation of the attacks. 

Therefore, it was easy for these gangs to redeploy and hide if the military operations against them were taking place on one side of the border, while joint action would reduce the areas of withdrawal and hiding available to them, and it would serve as a military pincer applied to their hiding places. 

And the Iraqi army announced last Saturday, the launching of “Heroes of Iraq / Fourth Stage” operations on the border strip with Iran in areas separating the federal forces and the Peshmerga. To stress the importance of the operation, Al-Kazemi visited one of the military operations sites in Diyala.

“The operations of the heroes of Iraq / the fourth stage were launched, to pursue the remnants of terrorism and impose security and stability in Diyala province, with the clearing and inspection of the border strip with the Islamic Republic of Iran and entry into special operations Among the areas that ISIS has exploited to exist and carry out its terrorist operations are the areas separating the federal forces and the Peshmerga forces. 

Al-Shammari emphasized that these operations were launched “under the direction of the Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, under the supervision of the Joint Operations Command,” adding that “at this stage, they target a wide area estimated at 17,685 km2 and involve forces from the (Ground Forces Command, Diyala Operations Command, Operations Command Salah al-Din, Samarra Operations Command, Federal Police Forces Command, Rapid Response Forces, Popular Mobilization Forces, two special forces brigades, Eighth Brigade, Border Force, Counterterrorism Agency / Second Special Operations Command, Anti-Terrorist Regiment from Sulaimaniyah, Diyala Governorate Police Command, With the support of the army, air force and international coalition aircraft. 

The Joint Operations Command stated in a statement that “the rapid reaction forces and the popular crowd entered the border (Mandali and Munthiriya) border crossings and imposed full control and inspection of them,” noting that “elite forces are allocated to their permanent possession to combat and eliminate corruption, apply measures smoothly and according to the law, and impose prestige Country”. 

In a parallel context, the representative of Diyala Province, Sherko Mirwais, told Shafaq News, “While we welcome and support the operations of the fourth Iraqi heroes in the outskirts of the Khanaqin, Tuz, Amerli, and Nineveh regions, however, the threat of ISIS still exists due to the security voids in the disputed areas that extend from The Nineveh borders are to the outskirts of Diyala, which are still sanctuaries and hotbeds of ISIS. ” 

Mirwais considered that “unilateral security operations are futile and require security and intelligence coordination between the Peshmerga and the Iraqi army to end the presence of incubators and terrorist nests in most of the disputed areas that are still suffering from security tension and ongoing terrorist operations.” 

In conclusion, the imminent threat posed by ISIS to the lives of the population in the region and the rest of the Iraqi provinces requires an attack such as the “heroes of Iraq” process, but rather to serial operations like this, as long as it is carried out in high-level coordination between Erbil and Baghdad because it brings more important fruits, and is supposed to constitute A positive example of the rapprochement between the two parties can reap successes, beyond politics, to economy and security, and the livelihood of all of Iraq’s components.

But it is also important to pay attention to the inevitable fact that ISIS gangs, despite cutting many of their external arteries, do not only feed on the elements of their internal strength, and still derive much of it from their regional surroundings, a factor that the Iraqi forces and peshmerga can only Take it into account in any other joint military action in the future. 



Parliamentary Finance directs a letter to the Cabinet to implement the internal and external borrowing law

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Ikhbaria, member of the financial committee, Magda Al-Tamimi, revealed, on Tuesday, that the committee sent a letter to the cabinet to implement the internal and external borrowing law.

Al-Tamimi said in a statement, “Al-Ikhbaria” received a copy of it today that “a meeting of the Finance Committee was held to discuss several axes to take recommendations on it, including reviewing the second amendment to the Unified Retirement Law No. 9 of 2014.”

And indicated that “the committee recommended the preparation of a letter to the Council of Ministers of its commitment to implement the law for the appointment of higher-diploma students and the law of the first graduates on the scientific and humanitarian departments.”

She added, “The Finance Committee recommended the preparation of a letter to the Council of Ministers to implement the law of internal and external borrowing regarding coverage of financial dues for free lecturers, workers in the education sector, doctors and health personnel, all contracts, daily procedures, mobilization and the Ministry of Defense.”

Al-Tamimi called “to put issues and concerns of citizens on the agenda of the committee and put recommendations and decisions taken on its official website, and the committee decided to hold two meetings a week for this purpose.”


Trump’s adviser to “Maalouma”: The White House did not specify a date for Al-Kazemi’s visit

18:24 – 07/14/2020


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The American President’s advisor in the Middle East, Gabriel Soma, revealed, on Tuesday, that the White House did not specify a date for the visit of Iraqi President Mustafa Al-Kazemi.

“The White House has not set a date for Al-Kazemi’s visit and to meet with US President Trump to discuss the existing strategic dialogue between the two countries,” Sauma told Al-Maalouma.

A spokesman for Prime Minister Ahmed Mulla Talal had confirmed that “the agenda of Iraqi President Mustafa Al-Kazemi includes a visit to Washington soon to meet US President Trump,” noting that “the meeting is the second stage of the strategic dialogue between Iraq and the United States of America.”


Talabani: We are preparing to sign a long-term agreement with Baghdad

Baghdad News:

Qubad Talabani, Vice-President of the Kurdistan Regional Government discussed with a group of members of the British Parliament from the friends of the Kurdish people a number of files of mutual interest.

Talabani said in a post on his account on Facebook that he discussed with the British parliamentarians the plans of the regional government and the reform process in the region, pointing out that he stressed to the British parliamentarians the importance of resolving the outstanding problems between Erbil and Baghdad, stressing the regional government’s readiness to sign a long-term agreement within the framework of the constitution with the federal government .

This was participated in the meeting by Sven Dzie, the official of the Department of Foreign Relations in the provincial government, and Karwan Jamal Taher, representative of the province in Britain.

Talabani added, I called on Parliament and the UK government to support the region in the face of the Corona virus.


Diwani ordered the Commander in Chief to upgrade Yarallah and Saadi, and Yahya Rasool

2020.07.14 – 20:13

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The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazimi, on Tuesday ordered the promotion of defense ministry officers who deserve to be promoted.  

The Information Office of the Prime Minister said in a brief statement, of which “People” received a copy, (July 14, 2020), “The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, issued a bureau order to promote officers of the Ministry of Defense who are eligible to be promoted in the July 14, 2020 schedule.” “.  

The Prime Minister issued the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, to issue a bureau order to upgrade General Abdul Amir Yarallah and General Abdul Wahab Al-Saadi, to the rank of the First Corner Team.  

The Diwani order also provided for the promotion of the spokesman of the Commander in Chief, Brigadier General Yahya Rasoul, to the rank of major general.  


Yesterday, the Prime Minister, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mr. Mustafa Al-Kazemi, issued Diwaniya orders to upgrade the Ministry of Interior officers, the Ports Authority, and the deserved anti-terrorism agency.  

A statement issued by Al-Kazemi’s office, which “NASS” received a copy of (July 13, 2020), stated that “the Commander in Chief issued a bureau order to upgrade the Ministry of Interior officer who deserved to be promoted in the July 14, 2020 schedule.”    

He added, “The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces also issued a bureau order to promote officers of the Border Outlets Authority who deserve to be promoted in the schedule of July 14 of 2020,” noting that “another bureau order to promote the officer of the anti-terrorist apparatus who is eligible to be promoted in the schedule of July 14 of 2020.”    


In pictures .. Details of Al-Kazemi’s visit today to Karbala and reveals the content of {the white paper}

Time: 7/20/2020 20:41:52 Read: 1,612 times

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} Today, the Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, conducted an inspection visit to Karbala Governorate, during which he was briefed on the health, service and security reality in it.

Al-Kazemi, upon his arrival to the governorate, held a meeting with the governor of Karbala, Nassif al-Khattabi and a number of security leaders in the governorate.

During his visit, the Prime Minister inaugurated the Imam Al-Hassan, peace be upon him hospital, which can accommodate four hundred and ninety-two beds, which is one of the important health projects.

Mr. Al-Kazemi stressed that the opening of the hospital is of great importance in light of the Corona pandemic crisis and the increase in the rate of injuries, and it is the beginning of the implementation of the promises we made in front of our people to provide the best services.

He indicated that the hospital was long overdue, and the government entered a challenge to complete it in less than two months of its life.

Al-Kazemi also inaugurated the Rotary Project of Imam Hussein, peace be upon him, that will contribute to unlocking traffic jams in the center of the province during religious events.

The Prime Minister briefed on the project to complete the Karbala Najaf road, and determine the completion rates in it, and also visited the site of the General Company for Grain Trade in Karbala.

 He also visited the expansion project of Al-Joud Modern Agricultural Technology Company, which is being implemented under the auspices of the Abbasid threshold.

Al-Kazemi inspected a number of private sector projects in Karbala governorate, and he showed that Iraq faces great challenges, and we need solidarity and cooperation of all to cross these challenges, stressing that the government is determined to activate the projects lagging due to corruption and mismanagement, and will work to combat all aspects of corruption in it.

Al-Kazemi indicated that the experiences of previous years proved the failure of the total dependence on oil, which has left the state in embarrassments. Iraqi, and an effective contributor to job creation for young people.

Al-Kazemi pointed out the importance of the partnership between the public and private sectors in the coming stage, stressing the support of local projects and the Iraqi product and the activation and revitalization of the Iraqi industry, as well as interest in the agricultural sector, as the government will soon announce important mechanisms and procedures to support the Iraqi farmer and develop agricultural and animal wealth in Iraq.  

The Prime Minister was honored to visit the shrine of Imam Al-Hussein and his brother Al-Abbas, peace be upon them.

Ammar Al-Masoudi finished


Rafidain Bank announces the launch of full-time appointed salary

Time: 7/20/1920 18:15:43

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} Al-Rafidain Bank announced the launch of a full-time appointed salary for the recipients previously received from electronic payment card holders.

The media office of the bank called the beneficiaries of the salary to receive their dues from anywhere they are. is over

Mohammed Al-Marsoumi


Qasim Al-A’raji officially takes over from Al-Fayyad



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7/16/2020 04:20:11

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Shafaq News / Former Interior Minister Qasim al-Araji officially assumed the duties of the National Security Adviser instead of Faleh al-Fayyad, who held the position for several years.

In the National Security Advisor, this morning a ceremony was held to hand over and hand over the responsibility of the National Security Adviser to Al-Aaraji, by former National Security Adviser Faleh Al-Fayyad.

The media office of the National Security Adviser said in a statement received by Shafaq News that these ceremonies took place in the presence of a number of advisors and managers in this institution.

The statement added that Al-Araji presented an introductory meeting with the consultants and managers, as he welcomed the attendees, wishing them “more tender to serve the public interest and build Iraq.”

The Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mustafa al-Kazimi, had ended in the beginning of this July the assignment of Al-Fayyad and appointed Al-A’raji in his place. The tasks of Al-Fayyad were carried out in the conduct of the affairs of the National Security Agency, and Abd al-Ghani al-Asadi was assigned to administer the agency.