Washington announces its position on the Iraqi government measures to protect the embassy

2020.10.14 – 21:32
Washington announces its position on the Iraqi government measures to protect the embassy

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Baghdad – Draft  

On Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed his country’s happiness for the Iraqi government to take more measures to protect the US embassy in Baghdad from attacks by armed factions .  

Pompeo said in a press conference, (October 14, 2020): “We are pleased that the Iraqis are doing more to enhance the security of our team on the ground.”  

Pompeo continued, saying: “Rogue militias target American diplomats whose mission is to help the people of Iraq.”  

The US Secretary of State accused Iran of supporting “Iraqi militias that target diplomatic missions and continuing to destabilize the security and stability of Iraq.”  

Earlier, the spokesman for the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Major General Yahya Rasool, confirmed that the committee to investigate violations targeting the security of Iraq will issue decisions regarding targeting diplomatic missions, while indicating that Al-Kazemi supervises the work of the committee.  

In a statement to the official agency, followed by People, (October 7, 2020), Rasoul said, “The committee that investigates security breaches will meet and issue several decisions and will reach good and positive results regarding the targeting of embassies, diplomatic missions and citizen security.”    

He added, “The Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces supervises the Security Committee, which includes military and intelligence leaders.”    

The Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, had confirmed earlier that the parties that killed and wounded innocent Iraqis were harming the future of Iraq and its relations, reaffirming that the state is the one who owns the decision of war or peace.    

A document issued by the office of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi revealed the structure of the formed committee to investigate recent security breaches and target diplomatic missions.   

People obtained a document issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (October 6, 2020), in which it stated, “Based on the requirements of the public interest, we decided to form a committee headed by National Security Adviser Qassem Al-Araji and the membership of Faleh Al-Fayyad, head of the Popular Mobilization Authority, and Abdulghani Al-Asadi, head of the National Security Agency. Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Rashid Yar Allah, Chief of Staff of the Army, and Lt. Gen. Muhammad Hamid Kazem, Personal Secretary of the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Kamel Abdullah, Deputy Commander of Joint Operations, and Lieutenant General Amer Saddam al-Maliki, Undersecretary for Intelligence and Administrative Investigations at the Ministry of Interior. .      

He added, “The committee undertakes the investigation of violations that target Iraq’s security, prestige, reputation, and international obligations, and identifies defaulters, and completes its work within 30 days from the date of implementing this order.”      


Foreign Ministry talks about the tripartite meeting and reveals the date of the next meeting

Editing date: 10/14/2020 18:28


The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed, on Wednesday, that Cairo stands by Baghdad on all levels, and that the tripartite coordination between Jordan, Egypt and Iraq includes many areas.

Ministry spokesman Ahmed Al-Sahaf said in an interview carried by the Russian Sputnik Agency, that “the tripartite cooperation between Baghdad, Amman and Cairo is based on national mechanisms at all levels and levels, and it is a product of the leaders’ social, and we hope that the new meeting will be held at the level of leaders in the first quarter of next year in Baghdad”.

He added, “This meeting is hosted by Baghdad and emphasizes the coordination mechanism between the three countries, and is open to all files related to serving the three Arab peoples, especially in investment, energy, health, education, and electricity.”

He pointed out, “The tripartite coordination mechanism is launched in light of caring for the sovereignty of these countries and their national interests, and is based on the common and equal interests of the three countries, and touches on many indicators related to political and diplomatic work, support for Iraqi initiatives and the Iraqi presence at the level of international forums.”

He stated, “Iraq after ISIS” terrorist looks to benefit from companies operating in reconstruction and government sectors in the Kingdom of Jordan and Egypt, and in addition to that, all the meetings that the Iraqi Foreign Minister held with the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, the Egyptian Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly and the Secretary-General of the University Arab Ahmed Aboul Gheit and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry confirm that Cairo is with Baghdad at all levels, so that Iraq can regain its presence on all files.


Al-Kazemi discusses with the commander of the NATO mission to support the various types of Iraqi forces

2020/10/14 17:23

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Baghdad / Al-Masala: The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, received, on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, the Commander of the NATO mission in Iraq, Major General Jenny Karinian.

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Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi receives the commander of the NATO mission in Iraq

The Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mr. Mustafa Al-Kazemi, today, Wednesday, received the Commander of the NATO mission in Iraq, Major General Jenny Karinian.

During the meeting, they discussed ways to provide support from the NATO mission to the Iraqi security forces of all kinds, in the areas of training, strengthening military capabilities, and raising the level of professionalism and competence.

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The start of the “strategic dialogue” between the United States and Saudi Arabia

2020.10.14 – 18:31
The start of the "strategic dialogue" between the United States and Saudi Arabia

Baghdad – People  

The strategic dialogue between the United States and Saudi Arabia kicked off on Wednesday at the headquarters of the US State Department in Washington, DC, with the participation of the two countries’ foreign ministers, Mike Pompeo and Faisal bin Farhan .  

The two parties are scheduled to discuss, (October 14, 2020), strengthening cooperation between the two countries at the security and economic level, resolving the conflict in Yemen, the Iranian regime’s threats, and confronting the Corona pandemic.  

At the opening of the dialogue, Pompeo expressed his hope that Saudi Arabia would consider normalizing relations with Israel, and joining the Abraham Agreement, which Israel signed with the UAE and Bahrain under US auspices in mid-September.  

The US Secretary of State urged the kingdom to encourage the Palestinians to return to the negotiating table with Israel.  

“We have encouraged the kingdom in the area of ​​human rights, including freedom of expression, and there is concern about American citizens,” Pompeo said.  

For his part, Farhan al-Nizam confirmed that the Iranian government continues to fund terrorist groups, especially in Yemen, noting that in the dialogue, how to confront Tehran’s destabilizing activities in the region will be discussed.  

US President Donald Trump had expected Saudi Arabia to join the Ibrahim Agreement “at the appropriate time,” as he put it.  


Erbil officially responds to the proposal to form a joint oil company with Baghdad

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Shafaq News / The Kurdistan Regional Government responded on Wednesday to a proposal made by a minister in the Iraqi federal government to form a joint oil company between the two sides, considering that any solution in this regard must be within the framework of the constitution.

On Tuesday, Iraqi Oil Minister Ihssan Abdul-Jabbar presented in a statement to the official news agency “Conscious” a proposal to establish a joint oil company, to manage the affairs of extracting and exporting oil from the Kurdistan Region.

“Press reports, published recently, dealt with a proposal made by a senior official in the Iraqi federal government regarding the future management of the oil and gas field in the Kurdistan Region,” Kurdistan Regional Government spokesman Jotyar Adel said in a statement received by Shafaq News.

He added, “While we confirm that these reports will not distract the KRG from its priorities in continuous and constructive discussions with the federal government, our focus remains on finding practical and legal solutions regarding the oil and gas sector, in a manner that guarantees the rights of the people of the Kurdistan Region and Iraq.” .

Adel added, “We reiterate that such solutions must be within the framework of the constitution for a fair and equitable distribution of oil and gas imports in Iraq, which will contribute to laying a solid foundation for cooperation and real partnership between the Kurdistan Region and the federal government, and in the public interest. For the citizens of Kurdistan and all of Iraq. “

The file of managing oil wealth and distributing its revenues is among the most prominent problems pending between Baghdad and Erbil for many years, as the Kurdistan Region undertakes the extraction and export of its oil. Amid opposition from the federal government.

Baghdad used to pay 453 billion Iraqi dinars (about 380 million dollars) monthly in salaries to Kurdistan Region employees, but it stopped it last April, after it accused the region of not adhering to an agreement to deliver 250 thousand barrels of crude per day of crude oil produced from its fields to the company “SOMO” Government, which was denied the validity of the Kurdistan Regional Government.

The two sides have been engaged in talks for months to resolve the outstanding disputes, especially the oil file and the distribution of its financial revenues.


Kurdistan receives the 320 billion dinars sent from the federal government

A demonstration by the employees of the Kurdistan region of Iraq

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Economy News – Baghdad

A source from the Ministry of Finance and Economy in the Kurdistan Region announced, on Wednesday, the arrival of 320 billion Iraqi dinars to the Central Bank in the Kurdistan Region, and it is expected that the salaries will be distributed tomorrow.

The Kurdish network “Rudaw” quoted a source in the Ministry of Finance and Economy in the region, as saying that “the aforementioned amount arrived at the central bank, the regional branch, and salaries are expected to be distributed tomorrow, Thursday.”

An official letter of the federal government, signed by the Iraqi Minister of Finance Ali Allawi, on October 13, 2020, indicates that 320 billion dinars were sent to the Kurdistan Regional Government, and it stated that the amount is allocated to pay the salaries of Kurdistan Region employees for the month of September. 

And the Parliamentary Finance Committee announced, on Sunday (October 11, 2020), that the Iraqi government had sent an amount of 320 billion dinars previously agreed upon to distribute the salaries of employees.


The Iraqi parliament raises its session amid a quarrel between Shiite and Kurdish representatives


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Shafaq News / The Iraqi Parliament decided to raise its session, which is expected to take place today, Wednesday, to an unspecified date.

The media department of the council said in a brief statement received by Shafaq News, that “the parliament has adjourned its session and the date of the next session will be notified later.”

For his part, a parliamentary source told Shafaq News that “the next session will be held after the political forces reach a final agreement on the electoral districts.”

In the context, the source referred to “a quarrel occurring inside the Chamber of Deputies between representatives of Shiite political forces and Kurdish forces due to Hoshyar Zebari’s recent statements.


Document: The Minister Of Finance Sends 320 Billion Dinars To The Kurdistan Region

On October 14, 2020

Al-Mustaqila … A document obtained by Al-Mustaqillah showed that the government of Mustafa Al-Kazemi had handed over the Kurdistan region more than 300 billion dinars for employee salaries.


Kurdistan Regional Government will start distributing salaries from tomorrow, Thursday

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Shafaq News / The Kurdistan Regional Government announced, on Wednesday, that it will start distributing the salaries of last September of this year, starting tomorrow, Thursday.

This came from the regional government spokesman, Gutiar Adel, in a joint press conference held with the Minister of Education, Alan Hama Saeed, and Minister of Higher Education Aram Muhammad Qadir, after the meeting of the Supreme Committee to confront the Corona virus.

Adel said during the conference, which was attended by the correspondent of Shafaq News Agency, “Tomorrow we will start distributing salaries” to employees and workers in the public sector in the region.

He added, “We have to be in line with the salary distribution schedule in Baghdad, which is why we decided to spend the ninth month’s salary, and this is just an administrative procedure, nothing more.”

“The preventive measures will be tightened from now on to preserve the lives of citizens, and at the same time we stress the need to preserve their livelihood, and not to stop their daily work,” Adel added.


Nouri al-Maliki is recovering from Corona


Nouri al-Maliki

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2020-10-14 06:03

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Shafaq News / A source in the State of Law coalition stated, on Wednesday, that the head of the coalition, Nouri al-Maliki, had recovered from infection with Corona virus.

The source told Shafaq News Agency, “Al-Maliki has recovered after about four days of his injury.”

On Sunday, an informed source in the Islamic Dawa Party revealed that the Secretary-General of the party, Nouri al-Maliki, was infected with the Corona virus, indicating that the health condition of al-Maliki is now stable and he is in good health.