Iraqi Health issues its observations on the holiday and outlines the situation by canceling the ban or not next week

Corona News 8/20/2020 16:02 3985    

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The Iraqi Ministry of Health has set a date for resolving one of my options to proceed with the recommendation of the Higher Committee for Health and National Safety to cancel the ban after the holiday or the continuation of the procedures that were followed before it.

A spokesman for the Iraqi Ministry of Health – Dr. Saif Al-Badr said, “It is still too early to evaluate the epidemiological situation during the Eid period, because it has just ended. Corona’s symptoms do not appear until after the incubation period, which ranges between two days to two weeks.”

Regarding the health records recorded during the Eid period, he explained that “the lack of commitment was clear, especially in the popular areas in Baghdad and some governorates, and the possibility of infection in crowded areas more than others due to lack of commitment to social distance.”

And regarding the situation, what is the holiday of the weekend next week between Al-Badr, that “there will be a meeting soon for the Supreme Committee for National Health and Safety and will study the epidemiological situation and the latest developments, and decisions will be taken regarding the next stage to renew procedures or reduce them and according to epidemiological data,” noting that “the level of commitment by citizens to personal protection” And societal is the one that determines the going towards tightening or mitigation. ”

He stressed that “the best weapon to confront Corona at present is prevention.”

He pointed out during his talk about the epidemiological situation that “90% of infections with corona are mild and recover from days after two weeks.

Regarding the expected corona vaccine, he said that ”

Earlier, the public health specialist d. Abbas Al-Taan, “a lonely and realistic solution” to deal with Corona after the Eid al-Adha holiday.

Al-Taan said in a televised statement I followed (Baghdad today), that “Iraq is still in a dangerous stage in the face of Corona and will not exceed it in the next few period, and the virus is one wave that is strengthening and weakening, and the important thing now is to flatten the curve of infections at a certain level and work on events of gradual decline.”

He added, “To say that high temperatures will affect the virus and weaken it is a lie that was marketed to inform people of reassurance, and may have relied on the theory that viruses weaken with rising temperatures, but with corona the situation is different because it is a new and changing virus and has not yet understood its behavior and cannot give a clear and decisive opinion About it. ” 

Al-Taan added that “the Iraqi citizen was bored and tired of the subject of Corona, and only a few during the Eid period will adhere to preventive measures.

And the public health specialist pointed out that “the only and realistic solution is to restore life to normal after the holiday, and the responsibility for prevention remains with the citizen, with the need to implement strict measures by the state to prevent the collapse of the health system.”

The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health, Hazem Al-Jumaili, had confirmed earlier that any change or mitigation of preventive measures against the Corona virus exposes Iraq to a great danger, indicating the continuous rise in the number of cases of recovery is not sufficient to overcome the danger.

Al-Jumaili said in a televised interview, followed by (Baghdad Today), that “the continuous rise in the number of cases of Corona virus two weeks ago and at an average exceeding 2400 per day clearly indicates the absence of commitment from many citizens to personal protection and the recommendations of the Ministry of Health and this is a very dangerous indication.”

He continued, “Citizens and official bodies should pay attention to this issue and that the situation may pave the way for multiplying injuries to unprecedented and large numbers. Everyone knows that the health sector infrastructure suffers and the only solution is to adhere to prevention and social divergence and prevent gatherings that have become apparent in the absence of an official and legal deterrent.”

He pointed out that “the continuous rise in the number of recovery cases is not sufficient to overcome the danger, the preventive measures must be continued because it is the only solution that paves the way for the decline of injuries.”

“The virus is variable and unstable, and there are many countries that have returned to tightening measures and any mitigation could pave a great risk in the absence of commitment,” he added.

Since last July 24, Iraq has recorded a daily casualty rate of 2,000, and the highest toll was recorded on July 31, at 3,346.

On July 26, Iraq recorded the highest death toll of 122 cases, while the highest daily death toll for recoverers was 3,918 and occurred on July 28.


C-RAM foils a missile attack on the Green Zone and alerts to go to shelters


the green Zone



2020-08-04 18:35

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Shafak News / According to a security military source, the C-RAM missile defense system responded to a bombing that attempted to target the Green Zone.

The source told Shafaq News that the attack was carried out with one Katyusha rocket, according to preliminary information.

He added that sirens were sounded inside the US embassy as a warning to all and to go to the shelters.

The United States has deployed the defense system  to several locations in Iraq to repel repeated missile attacks targeting its soldiers and diplomats by factions that Washington says are loyal to Iran.

The attacks specifically target the US embassy in central Baghdad and military bases that include US soldiers and diplomats across the country.

The compensation resulting from Iraqs invasion of Kuwait amounted to 177 billion dollars

08/20/2020 18:05

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Baghdad / Obelisk: The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, 2 August 1990, caused great financial losses to both sides, in addition to the destruction of many infrastructures, communications systems and oil fields.

● The value of compensation resulting from the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait amounted to about 177.6 billion dollars, of which the United Nations approved 37.2 billion dollars for Kuwait.

 ● The coalition forces for the liberation of Kuwait were led by the United States.

Arab countries: Egypt, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Emirates, Syria, Bahrain, Kuwait.

European countries: Britain, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Norway, Denmark, Spain, Belgium,


Asian countries: Turkey, Pakistan, Japan, South Korea, Bangladesh

African countries: Niger, Senegal

In addition to the countries of Argentina, Canada and Australia.

● Financial losses to the Arab economy amounted to about 620 billion, and Iraq and Kuwait come at the forefront of those affected.

● The invasion caused the deaths of 570 Kuwaitis, about 605 prisoners and missing persons, and resulted in huge losses and damages represented in igniting 752 oil wells, which produced severe environmental disasters and stopped the production of oil for a long time.

 ● The biggest losses were from Iraq’s share.

● During the 40 days of the war, Iraq was bombed with more than one hundred thousand tons of explosives, including hundreds of tons of depleted uranium munitions. The bombing caused more than 80,000 martyrs in the Iraqi army (compared to 505 coalition forces, 472 of them Americans), Nearly 300,000 soldiers were wounded, and 30,000 others were captured.

Iraq lost 4,000 tanks, 3,100 artillery pieces, 240 aircraft (144 aircraft were deposited prior to the outbreak of war in Iran, Jordan, and Tunisia), 1,856 vehicles to transport forces, and its air defenses, communications centers, missile launch bases, military research centers, and warships in the Gulf were destroyed.

● Aerial bombardment destroyed Iraqi infrastructure facilities such as schools, institutes and universities, telecommunications and radio and television broadcasting centers, oil and port refining and distribution facilities, bridges and railways, power plants and water purification plants.

● The number of government installations that totally destroyed 8230 facilities, and those that were partially damaged more than 2000, in addition to the destruction or damage of more than 20 thousand residential and commercial units.

● The International Security Council froze large amounts of Iraqi funds in international banks to pay compensation to those affected by the invasion (about a hundred countries and international organizations, especially Kuwait).

● The most devastating effects of the war on Iraq were manifested in the repercussions of the blockade imposed on it by a set of resolutions issued by the UN Security Council that turned the sanctions regime into a comprehensive and severe siege that lasted for more than 12 years.

● The results of the embargo were the decrease in the gross financial product in Iraq to no more than a third of the level reached before 1991, the destruction of economic and industrial infrastructure of Iraq by the ongoing American-British bombing even after the end of the war, and the death of more than a million Iraqi children under the age of five as a result Malnutrition and poor health services.

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Baghdad reveals that talks with Erbil will resume





2020-08-04 09:50

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Shafak News / Prime Minister’s spokesman, Ahmed Mulla Talal, revealed, on Tuesday, that talks between the governments of Baghdad and Erbil will soon be resumed to resolve the outstanding differences between them.

This came at a press conference attended by a reporter of the Twilight News agency, in which Mulla Talal answered a number of questions.

Mulla Talal said that “there is a dialogue and communication   between Baghdad and the Kurdistan Region,” adding that “a delegation from the Kurdistan Region of Kurdistan will soon visit Baghdad” to resume the talks.

And he added, “For an option other than dialogue to solve problems according to law and constitution under the negotiating table and dialogue between Baghdad and the Kurdistan Region.” 

Regarding holding cabinet sessions outside the Baghdad governorate, Talal stressed, “The council will hold sessions in the governorates as they do in Baghdad, and there is no difference between one governorate and another. It is normal for the council to hold its session in Anbar province.” 

With regard to contracting with the day-to-day procedure, he indicated that the contract will take place as usual and without financial or legal deduction.

He pointed out that “one of the ministers contracted 210 thousand employees in the previous government, and that the current government is looking for a financial or legal exit to find a solution for these and the employees of contracts and daily procedures in some ministries of the state; and that these are sons of the government and it is working to help them to search for a financial exit or legal”. 

And on the water situation between Turkey and Iraq, a spokesman for the Prime Minister stated that “a committee formed under the chairmanship of the Minister of Water Resources to follow up the water file and the Turkish Alesso Dam and other dams with the Turkish side,” noting that “the Minister of Water Resources will lead a delegation to Turkey to discuss this and save the   share of Iraq in accordance with the agreements International. ” 

On the academic year, Talal said, “The Prime Minister instructed to hold an extraordinary or special session to discuss the next academic year and not to engage in issues as happened with the Corona pandemic.”

Saleh welcomes the date of early elections and supports the dissolution of the {expanded} parliament

Time: 8/20/2020 12:19:49

(Baghdad: Al Furat News) President of the Republic Barham Saleh welcomed the announcement of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi in his proposal for the date of early elections on June 6, 2021.

In a presidential statement, Saleh said, “The call for early, free and fair elections is one of the requirements of the desired political reform, and it is a national entitlement produced by the popular movement, as it was discussed in the last meeting of the three presidencies that we gathered with The Prime Minister and the Speaker of Parliament, and stressing the need to commit to holding early, free and fair elections.

He added, “In this regard, we welcome the announcement of the Prime Minister in his proposal for the date of early elections, which came in compliance with the pledges made by the government program.”

Saleh stressed “the importance of serious work to achieve this governmental commitment as quickly as possible, the political crisis in Iraq cannot bear procrastination, and the conditions of suffering that our people are going through require a courageous national decision stemming from the people’s entitlement and the right to choose an independent and coherent national government through free and fair elections.” .

And he stated, “Effective solutions stem from the citizen and his independent decision, away from fraud and fraud, and influencing his electoral choice, in order to enable the country to move towards the desired structural reform.”

The President of the Republic called on the “House of Representatives to complete the election law as soon as possible, and send it to the Presidency of the Republic for approval and implementation.”

He also called for “expediting the approval of the amendment of the law of the Federal Supreme Court, and we stress the provision of the budget and facilities required for the work of the Independent High Electoral Commission to ensure its independence and preserve the integrity of the electoral process, especially since the government has initiated the required consultations with the commission, and has announced that in the event of the provision of supplies What is required is that the Commission can then hold the elections within the period proposed by the Prime Minister.

Saleh said that “if the government presents a proposal to dissolve Parliament, we intend to agree to submit it to the House of Representatives, for the purpose of submitting it to a vote, and with the Parliament’s decision, we will formally decide no later than two months after the dissolution of Parliament, and as stipulated by the constitution.”

He stressed, “The holding of free and fair early elections requires international cooperation with the Independent High Electoral Commission, as well as the supervision of international observers to enable them to play their national role, protect them from interference and establish citizen confidence in the electoral process.”

Saleh added, “The national entitlement requires organizing honest elections as early as possible, in order to get our country out of its serious political crisis, and to enable the citizen to freely and independently determine the fate of his country without extortion and forgery.”

He explained that “the essence of the crisis experienced by Iraq stems from the spread of corruption and its direct impact on obstructing the desired reform, which also affected the electoral process in the indicators of fraud and tampering with the results, which led to the absence of citizen confidence and abstention from the elections.”

Ammar Al-Masoudi