The international coalition hands over the “largest” ammunition storage site to Iraq

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2020-08-16 14:24

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Shafaq News / The International Coalition announced on Sunday that it had handed over the “largest” ammunition storage site to the coalition at Taji base near Baghdad to the Iraqi authorities.

A statement by the coalition received by Shafaq News stated that, “The Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve, held a ceremony with the Iraqi security forces to hand over the largest ammunition storage site to the coalition in Taji base, Iraq, on August 16, 2020,” explaining that “the ceremony included the handover Nearly 50 ammunition storage depots and the attached safe facility come under full Iraqi control

“In 2020, ammunition inside the storage facility, valued at more than $ 11 million, was delivered to the Iraqi Security Forces as part of the Coalition’s Counter-ISIS Training and Equipping Fund. Ammunition items included 5.56 mm and 7.62 mm rifle ammunition,” he added. Mortar and artillery shells, attack helicopter missiles, hand grenades, and other materials used in training and military operations. ” 

“The ammunition storage facility was considered the primary facility for storing ammunition that supports the operations and tasks of the Iraqi security forces and the international military coalition against ISIS. These military moves have been planned for a long time and in coordination with the government of Iraq,” the statement noted.

  “The handover of the ammunition storage site today is an important event as it is a symbol of success and partnership between the coalition and the Iraqi security forces,” the statement quoted Colonel Gregory Fikum, commander of the 34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade.

“We are looking forward to the continued success of your forces and we are grateful for allowing us, as your partner, to use this secure location for storage,” he added.

He pointed out that “the coalition will continue to maintain a small presence in Taji to coordinate logistical and security operations with the Iraqi security forces.”

Since the beginning of this year, the international coalition has handed over 6 military sites to the Iraqi forces, as part of a plan that the coalition says is to re-position and withdraw from camps that contain a small number of soldiers.

The coalition’s handover of the camps coincided with the escalation of missile attacks against its forces in Iraq following the assassination of the Iranian Quds Force commander, Qassem Soleimani, and the deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Authority, Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, in an American air strike near Baghdad International Airport on the third of last January.

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Text of the agreement concluded between the federal government and the Kurdistan region

08/16/2020 20:35

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Baghdad / The Obelisk: The Massalla News Agency obtained a document of the text of the agreement concluded between Baghdad and Erbil, which was announced last Saturday, in a phone call between the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi and the Prime Minister of the region, Masrour Barzani.

On Saturday, August 15, 2020, the Iraqi federal government agreed to unify the procedures of the air, sea and land border crossings, agree to customs accounting, and install a technical team of employees of the two governments to monitor the implementation of the agreement.

The agreement also included the unification of customs procedures and ports in the region with the outlets of the federal government, and the establishment of accounting systems to fulfill customs imports collected at the ports of the region and dispose of them in accordance with Federal Financial Management Law No. 6 of 2019.

As well as setting controls for the two parties to control the entry of import materials into Iraq.

The two governments are committed to the policy of oil production within the OPEC Plus agreement, according to proportions.

It was also agreed to finance the region at an amount of 320 billion dinars per month for the months of August, September and October, to pay some of the region’s expenses.

The agreement stipulates that in the coming years there will be an agreement to set an amount in a fair percentage from the federal budget for the Kurdistan region through the introduction of constitutional standards, population ratios, and the region’s oil and non-oil imports in the previous year.

The agreement document, which will be in effect until the federal general budget for 2021 is approved, stipulates that within 35 days of this agreement, an agreement will be concluded on a mechanism for the payment and scheduling of payment of the TBI’s debts owed to the region, as well as processing the region’s previous debts, provided that the region does not object to providing all information. Required to develop an action plan to address it.

Regarding the issue of auditing the accounts, the agreement provides for the formation of a joint committee from the Office of Financial and Federal Supervision and from the region to deal with the issue of accounts entailed by the two parties and to agree on methods for settling accounts between the federal government and the regional government and from the accounts of the year 2014 until 2020, and the region provides all the information requested by the federal government .

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An agreement between Baghdad and Erbil to schedule the debts of Kurdistan within 35 days and to unify customs procedures between the two parties

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Baghdad / Al-Akhbariya: On

Sunday, the federal government and the government of Arbil agreed to schedule the debts of the Kurdistan region within 35 days and unify customs procedures between the two parties.

The agreement stipulates that in the coming years it will be agreed to set an amount in a fair percentage from the federal budget for the Kurdistan region through the introduction of constitutional standards, population ratios, and Kurdistan region’s imports (oil and non-oil) in the previous year.

The agreement document, which will be in effect until the approval of the federal general budget for the year 2021, stipulates that an agreement will be concluded within 35 days of this agreement on a mechanism to pay and schedule the payment of the TBI’s debts owed to the Kurdistan region, and also to deal with the previous debts of the Kurdistan region, provided that the region does not object to providing All information required to develop an action plan to be addressed.

Regarding the issue of auditing the accounts, the agreement provides for the formation of a joint committee from the Office of Financial and Federal Supervision and from the region to deal with the issue of accounts entailed by the two parties and to agree on methods of settling accounts between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government and from the accounts of the year 2014 until 2020, and the region provides all the information requested by the government Federal.

According to the document, the Kurdistan Regional Government expresses its readiness to conclude an agreement on the energy file, including electricity and gas, in accordance with the legal and technical contexts that are agreed upon between the competent authorities in the two governments.

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New bombing targets the Green Zone in Baghdad

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2020-08-16 12:47

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Shafaq News / Two rockets landed on Sunday near the Green Zone in central Baghdad, in a scene that has increased significantly in the recent period.

A security source told Shafaq News Agency that the two rockets were Katyusha and landed near the National Security Council in the Green Zone without losses

The southern governorates witnessed a series of IED attacks targeting supply convoys of the International Coalition, in addition to missile attacks, which were exposed to several bases hosting US forces.

The attacks, which accused factions loyal to Iran of being behind them, did not result in any casualties

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Statement from the Kurdistan Regional Government after the agreement with Baghdad

2020.08.16 – 18:56

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The Minister of Negotiating Affairs with Baghdad in the Kurdistan Regional Government, Khaled Shawani, announced, on Sunday, that the agreement reached between Baghdad and Erbil is valid until the approval of the 2021 budget, and includes a set of pending issues.  

Shwani said in a statement followed by “People”, (August 16, 2020), that “after a series of visits by the delegation of the region headed by Qubad Talabani, with the aim of obtaining financial dues for the Kurdistan region and the salaries of employees, and after a number of meetings, and changing the proposals and notes for 12 times, the agreement was announced. between two sides”.  

He added, “The negotiations witnessed a lot of ebb and flow, and the process was difficult and complex, and our efforts were seeking to secure the financial rights of the region’s employees and protect the constitutional rights. The agreement applies until the 2021 budget law is approved, to start a new phase of negotiations on next year’s budget.”  

He explained that “the agreement includes sending 320 billion dinars a month to the Kurdistan region, and it deals with a set of other files, such as monitoring, auditing, the mechanism for handling many financial and economic files, and the mechanism for dealing with the revenues of border crossings under the Federal Financial Management Law No. 6 of 2019.”  

  

On Saturday, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi discussed with the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani, the outstanding issues between Erbil and Baghdad.  

According to a statement by the region’s prime minister (August 15, 2020), “The Prime Minister of Kurdistan, Masrour Barzani, during a phone call with Federal Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, stressed that the Iraqi constitution should be the basis for resolving all existing disputes or any agreement reached, with Taking into consideration the specificity of the Kurdistan region and the general interest of the Iraqi people.    

The two sides also indicated, according to the statement, to “move forward in negotiations and the results achieved in the past months that the delegations of the two parties fought.”    

The two sides affirmed that on the basis of these understandings and to resolve the issue of those who receive salaries in the region, and based on the current financial situation in Iraq, it was decided that Baghdad would send an amount of 320 billion dinars as part of the salaries to the Kurdistan region as soon as possible.    

He also stressed “the continuation of negotiations with the aim of resolving all outstanding problems.”     

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The agenda of Al-Kazemi’s visit to Washington, the date of his meeting with Trump, and the names of the accompanying delegation

Policy 08/16/2020 17:17 878    

Baghdad Today – Baghdad

An informed source revealed, on Sunday, the agenda of the Iraqi delegation headed by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi during his visit to Washington on August 18.

The source told (Baghdad Today), “Al-Kazemi will arrive in the American capital, Washington, at the head of a large ministerial delegation, on August 18th. Immigration Ivan Jabro, Minister of Electricity Majid Mahdi Hantoush.

He added, “The schedule of the visit for Tuesday, August 18 will be as follows: The delegation arrives at 6 pm, Washington time – 1 am Baghdad time – the reception ceremony will take place at Andrua Military Base in the suburbs of Washington DC (there will be an official reception ceremony, but it is It will depend on the weather in Washington, where a rainstorm is expected. I will send the cover material as soon as the delegation arrives at the hotel. ”

He continued, “Wednesday August 19: The second strategic dialogue will be held between the two countries, at the headquarters of the US State Department in Washington, in the presence of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Iraqi counterpart Fouad Hussein, and we expect a press conference for the two ministers. The Chamber of Commerce meetings at the Prime Minister’s residence (Willard Hotel) The Prime Minister will deliver a speech. Al-Iraqiya will be present to cover the meeting of the room, and the speech, and we expect bilateral meetings with the World Bank (not yet clear). ”

The source pointed out that “the agenda for Thursday, August 20: will include a corona examination at the hotel at six in the morning, for the summit meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Mustafa Al-Kazemi at the White House at two in the afternoon Washington time – nine in the evening Baghdad time.”

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi begins this week an official visit to the United States of America, at the head of a government delegation based on an official invitation.

Al-Kazemi’s office indicated that “Al-Kazemi will meet US President Donald Trump, on the twentieth of this month.”

He added, “The visit will include discussing the files of bilateral relations between Iraq and the United States, issues of common interest, joint cooperation in the fields of security, energy, health, economy and investment, and ways to enhance them, in addition to the file to address the Corona pandemic, and bilateral cooperation to serve the common interests of the two countries.”

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Al-Fateh calls for Al-Kazemi to consolidate economic, health and investment cooperation on his visit to Washington

16-08-2020 03:28 PM

Baghdad / Al-Akhbariya

The independent representative of the network component of the Al-Fateh Alliance, Qusay Al-Shabaki, called on Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi to consolidate cooperation with America in the fields of health, economy, culture and science, calling for the need to distance Iraq from the politics of axes.

Al-Shabaki told Al-Ikhbariya, “Al-Kazemi’s visit to Washington should be an opportunity to increase economic, cultural, scientific and health cooperation, especially with the Corona crisis.”

He added, “Al-Kazemi is required to implement his government approach by developing the health, service and security sectors and investment, and to consolidate this in his visit to Washington to put forward several files, most notably the security cooperation between the two countries within understandable and clear frameworks.”

Al-Shibaki pointed out that “Iraq cannot be part of an axis at the expense of hostility or loyalty to another axis, as it is the only loser from the politics of the axes in the Middle East.”

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Minister reveals new details on Barzani and Kazemi agreement

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2020-08-16 07:38

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Shafaq News / The Minister of the Region, Khaled Shawani, revealed on Sunday new details regarding the financial and economic benefits in the agreement reached by the Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region, Masrour Barzani, and the Federal Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi.

Shwani said in a statement received by Shafaq News, that the agreement will continue until the fiscal budget law for 2021 is approved, indicating the start of a new phase of negotiations on the budget for next year.

He explained that according to the agreement, 320 billion dinars will be sent per month to the Kurdistan Region until the budget is approved in 2021, indicating that the agreement includes a set of other benefits related to oversight and auditing and a mechanism to solve a set of outstanding financial and economic files.

Shwani indicated that the agreement also includes dealing with the financial revenues of the border crossings, in accordance with Federal Financial Management Law No. 6 of 2019.

And Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi decided on Saturday to send an amount of 320 billion dinars as part of the salaries to the Kurdistan Region as soon as possible, and this came in a phone call with the Prime Minister of the region, Masrour Barzani.

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The Foreign Minister leaves for Washington in preparation for Al-Kazemi’s visit

Policy 2020/08/16 15:11 145    

Baghdad Today – Baghdad

On Saturday, Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein left for Washington in preparation for the visit of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi.

An informed source told (Baghdad Today), “The foreign minister left for Washington in preparation for the visit of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, scheduled for August 18.”

He added, “The delegation will host the Minister of Defense, Jumah Inad Saadoun, the Minister of Oil, Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail, the Minister of Immigration, Ivan Jabro, and the Minister of Electricity, Majid Mahdi Hantoush.”

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Disclosure of the details of the Al-Amiri house meeting in the presence of Al-Kazemi and leaders of a number of factions

Policy 2020/08/16 13:21 3834 Editor: ht    

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The spokesman for the Sayyid Al-Shuhada Brigades, Kazem Al-Fartousi, revealed, on Sunday (August 16, 2020), the details of the meeting that was held at the home of the leader of the Al-Fateh Alliance, Hadi Al-Amiri, in the presence of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi and leaders of a number of factions.

Al-Fartousi said in an interview with (Baghdad Today), “The leaders of the Al-Fateh Alliance and the resistance factions met yesterday, Saturday evening, with Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi at Al-Amiri’s house, and discussed many of the problems and challenges facing the country.”

He added, “The meeting also discussed the Turkish attacks on Iraqi lands, as well as the prime minister’s visit to Washington and the emphasis on removing the US forces from Iraq.”

Al-Fartousi indicated that “the meeting stressed the necessity of correcting governmental violations and mistakes that must be corrected,” without talking about the details of these intended errors.

It is expected that Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi will travel to Washington to meet with US President Donald Trami on the 20th of this month.

The political forces in the Al-Fateh Alliance and the Saeron Alliance had voted on a decision to expel foreign forces, led by the Americans, from the country.

As a result, Iraq went into a first round of dialogue with Washington, in order to redraw relations between the two countries, against the background of the escalation that marred relations, following the assassination carried out by Washington near Baghdad airport and targeting the Iranian Quds Force commander, Qassem Soleimani, and the deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Authority Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, and a number of their assistants.

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