Saleh: Iraq has a long-term challenge to political and economic recovery

Political| 05:20 – 05/05/2021

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BAGHDAD – Mawazine News
The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, affirmed, on Wednesday, that Iraq faces a long-term challenge to political and economic recovery.
Saleh said, in his speech during the “Beirut Institute Summit,” that “Iraq faces a long-term challenge to political and economic recovery,” stressing that “Iraq is facing regional tensions, but we see signs of the spread of this conflict in the region and Iraq is trying to gather the conflicting parties.”
He stressed, “Iraq cannot be weak, nor can we plunge into conflict,” noting that “most Iraqis want to move forward with the help of our partners and friends in the region in order to build a stable and prosperous Iraq.”

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Saleh: Baghdad and Washington do not want a permanent US military presence in Iraq

Political| 05:31 – 05/05/2021

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The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, confirmed, on Wednesday, that Baghdad and Washington do not want a permanent American military presence in Iraq.
In his speech at the Beirut Institute summit, Saleh said, “Iraq and the United States do not want a permanent American military presence in Iraq.”
He added, “Iran is our neighbor and we want to integrate it into the regional framework, but we are also keen on our sovereignty. We do not want Iraq to turn into an arena of conflict.”
He continued, “We have the problem of Al-Hol camp, and everyone wants to throw their problems on us, and we have many foreign fighters, and Iraq cannot deal with this file,” stressing “the need for international cooperation for that.”
He pointed out that “the protest movement that swept Iraq in 2019 was a profound statement of an important goal, as Iraqi youth took to the streets demanding a homeland,” stressing that “getting out of the decades of conflict requires political will and a decision from the Iraqis themselves.” Ended 6/29 N

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McGurk to the President of the Region: Kurdistan has many friends in Washington, as of President Biden

Kurdistan RegionUSAKurdistan RegionBiden 2021-05-05 13:01A-AA +

Shafaq News / The administration of US President Joe Biden announced, on Wednesday, its continued support and alliance with the Kurdistan Region.

According to a statement by the Kurdistan Region Presidency, received by Shafaq News, the region’s President, Nechirvan Barzani, received a high-ranking American delegation consisting of the Coordinator for Middle East and North Africa Affairs at the White House, Brett McGurk, senior advisor to the US State Department, Derek Sholey, and Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs in the agency, Joy Hood. And Assistant Deputy Defense Minister for Middle East Affairs Dina Stroll and a number of other advisors in the US administration and officials at the US embassy in Baghdad and the US consulate in Arbil.

He pointed out that the delegation renewed America’s praise and appreciation for the role of the Kurdistan Region and the Peshmerga in crushing ISIS and achieving terrorism, pointing out that the two sides were in agreement in the opinion that ISIS is still a serious threat and danger and that confronting it and the campaigns to eliminate it will continue, as well as the joint work and cooperation of all for the sake of safety and stability in the region. Zone is essential. 

For his part, Barzani expressed his thanks for the American support and aid to Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, describing the delegation’s visit as a clear American message that means continued support and aid to Iraq and the Kurdistan Region and their insistence on joint work to finally eliminate ISIS, confront terrorism and impose stability.

The statement also indicated that the Iraqi-American strategic dialogue with the participation of the Kurdistan region, the 30th anniversary of imposing the safe zone, the role of America and the international coalition in protecting Kurdistan, relations between Erbil and Baghdad, and coordination to confront ISIS and the upcoming Iraqi elections and the situation in the region in general were issues of common interest and other axes in the meeting between the two sides. .

McGurk to the President of the Region: Kurdistan has many friends in Washington, as of President Biden
McGurk to the President of the Region: Kurdistan has many friends in Washington, as of President Biden
McGurk to the President of the Region: Kurdistan has many friends in Washington, as of President Biden
McGurk to the President of the Region: Kurdistan has many friends in Washington, as of President Biden

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Biden administration informs Kurdistan a special message

Kurdistan RegionUSAKurdistan RegionBiden 2021-05-05 10:36A-AA +

Shafaq News / A high-ranking American diplomatic and military delegation headed by the Special Assistant to the US President and the Coordinator for Security Affairs in the Middle East and North Africa, Brett McGurk, during his reception by the Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani, confirmed on Wednesday that the new US administration is very well aware of the situation and problems in Iraq and the region And that his country will remain committed to that partnership with the Kurdistan Region and its other allies.

A statement by Barzani’s headquarters reported to Shafaq News said that on Wednesday, he received in the resort of Salah al-Din in Erbil, a joint delegation from the White House, the State Department and the US Department of Defense, consisting of the Special Assistant to the US President and the Coordinator for Security Affairs in the Middle East and North Africa, Brett McGurk, and a senior advisor US Secretary of State Derek Shuli, Assistant Deputy Secretary of State for Middle East and North Africa Affairs Dana Stroll, and a number of other advisers in the US administration.

The statement indicated that the meeting, which took place in the presence of members of the political bureau of the Democratic Party, Hoshyar Zebari and Mahmoud Muhammad, sent the guest delegation special greetings from President Biden and the US foreign and defense ministers to Barzani, and they also gave their appreciation for the participation and coordination between the Kurdistan Region and America during the past years, pointing out that the guest delegation He stressed that the new US administration is very well aware of the situation and problems in Iraq and the region, and that their country will remain committed to that partnership with the Kurdistan Region and its other allies.

The statement added that Barzani expressed during the meeting his thanks to America, which since the beginning of the nineties of the last century has played a prominent role in providing a safe zone for the people of Kurdistan, and also expressed his thanks and appreciation for the role that Washington played in helping the Kurdistan Region and Iraq in the war against ISIS.

He also indicated that the two sides exchanged views during the meeting on the political situation in the region, the Iraqi political process and the upcoming Iraqi elections, noting that they discussed challenges to the Iraqi political process, relations between the region and Baghdad and stability in Iraq. 

The statement added that ISIS and the threats of terrorism were another focus of the meeting, and on the threats of ISIS Barzani told the guest delegation that the threats of terrorism and ISIS in Iraq and the region still exist, because the reasons that have become the cause of the emergence and bullying of ISIS have not been addressed until now.

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Washington affirms its desire to develop relations with the Kurdistan Region as an “important ally” in the region

Kurdistan RegionKurdistan RegionUnited StateBilateral relations 2021-05-05 07:33A-AA +

Shafaq News / The US administration confirmed, on Wednesday, its desire to strengthen relations with the Kurdistan Region as an important ally of the United States in the regional region, pledging to continue supporting the Peshmerga forces to confront ISIS.

The media office of the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani, said, in a statement received by Shafaq News, that the latter received in his office in Erbil Governorate, an American delegation that included the US State Department advisor, Derek Chollet, the White House coordinator for Middle East and North Africa affairs, Brett McGurk, and Acting Assistant Secretary State Department for Near Eastern Affairs, Joy Hood, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Middle Eastern Affairs Dana Stroll.

He indicated that during the meeting, which was attended by Vice President of the Regional Government, Qubad Talabani, they discussed ways to strengthen relations between the Kurdistan Region and the United States, as well as discuss the latest developments in the situation in Iraq and the region.

The delegation conveyed the greetings of President Joe Biden to the Prime Minister of Kurdistan, and indicated that his visit is an affirmation of Biden and the US government’s desire to consolidate relations with the region, which is “an important ally of the United States in the region.”

The delegation praised the reform process initiated by the Kurdistan Regional Government, especially reforms in the Ministry of Peshmerga, and reiterated the emphasis on the United States and the international coalition continuing to support the Peshmerga forces to confront terrorist threats, especially those represented by ISIS.

For his part, the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region expressed his gratitude and appreciation to President Biden and the support of the US government, expressing the Kurdistan Region’s readiness to develop bilateral relations with the United States.

According to the statement, the meeting dealt with relations between the Kurdistan Region and the federal government and the upcoming Iraqi elections, in addition to the strategic dialogue between Iraq and the United States and the importance of implementing the Sinjar Agreement.

Washington affirms its desire to develop relations with the Kurdistan Region as an "important ally" in the region
Washington affirms its desire to develop relations with the Kurdistan Region as an "important ally" in the region
Washington affirms its desire to develop relations with the Kurdistan Region as an "important ally" in the region

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Britain is hoping for Massoud Barzani to play the role of an Iraqi and a Kurdistani

Kurdistan RegionMassoud BarzaniBritish delegation 2021-05-05 07:52A-AA +

Shafaq News / On Wednesday, a British delegation expressed its hope that the Kurdish leader, Massoud Barzani, would play his role to address the challenges facing Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.

This came during his reception at his headquarters in Erbil, the British delegation headed by the chief adviser to the British Ministry of Defense for the Middle East and North Africa, Marshal Sami Sampson.

A statement issued by Barzani’s headquarters received by Shafaq News stated that the meeting, which was attended by the British ambassador to Iraq, Stephen Hickey, discussed the political situation in Iraq and the region, the upcoming Iraqi elections and the threats of ISIS.

The guest delegation stressed the importance of the stability and development of the Kurdistan Region, pointing out that Britain hopes that Barzani will play his role in addressing the problems and challenges facing Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.

For his part, Barzani said that ISIS has been defeated militarily, but the complete elimination of the organization requires the cooperation of all parties to prevent its emergence again.

The Kurdish leader stressed “the necessity of eliminating the organization from the intellectual, economic and social aspects.”

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Al-Kazemi’s advisor talks about the transformation of Iraqi-American relations and the fate of the “ withdrawal schedule ”

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The advisor to the Prime Minister, Hussein Allawi, said today, Wednesday, that the Iraqi government has succeeded in reducing the number of US advisors from 5,200 to 2,500 and working to move closer to setting a timetable after discussion on mechanisms for setting it in accordance with the requirements of the war on terrorist (ISIS) remnants and combating terrorism.
Allawi said in a press interview, “After 18 years, Iraqi-American relations have shifted towards activating the mechanisms of integrated cooperation and strategic partnership in light of the strategic framework agreement between the Iraqi government and the US government, or in light of Iraq and its position in the international coalition to defeat the remnants of (ISIS) terrorist.”
Allawi added, “The Iraqi government has succeeded in reducing the number of advisors from 5,200 to 2,500 and working to approach the setting of a timetable after discussion on mechanisms for setting it in accordance with the requirements of the war on terrorist (ISIS) remnants and combating terrorism, indicating that Iraqi-American relations are in a shift from the angle of security towards Economy and investment, and this is what made Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi focus on the outcomes of the Iraqi-American strategic dialogue in its third phase, which focuses on the transformation of relations into new spaces, especially since Mr. McGurk worked a lot on the Iraqi file and coordinated with Iraqi governments and met with Iraqi political forces.
Allawi stated that “coordination and joint cooperation in various fields, and the emphasis on activating the outcomes of the strategic dialogue between Iraq and the United States and developing and expanding cooperation in the economic, cultural and commercial fields is an indication of the development of relations and their importance in the Arab region from the point of view of the Iraqi government and the US government .”

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A high-ranking American delegation to Barzani: The Kurdistan region is an important ally of the United States in the region

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A high-ranking American delegation to Barzani: The Kurdistan region is an important ally of the United States in the region

Today, Wednesday, the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani, received a delegation from the United States that included the US State Department Adviser Derek Chollet, the White House Coordinator for Middle East and North Africa Affairs Brett McGurk, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Joy Hood, and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Near Eastern Affairs Middle East Dana Stroll. 
In the meeting, which was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, they discussed ways to strengthen relations between the Kurdistan Region and the United States, as well as discuss the latest developments in the situation in Iraq and the region. 
The delegation conveyed the greetings of President Joe Biden to the Prime Minister, and indicated that his visit is an affirmation of the desire of the President and the American government to strengthen relations with the Kurdistan Region, which is an important ally of the United States in the region.
The American delegation praised the reform process initiated by the Kurdistan Regional Government, especially the reforms in the Ministry of Peshmerga, and reiterated the United States and the international coalition in support of the Peshmerga forces to confront terrorist threats, especially those represented by ISIS. 
The Prime Minister expressed his gratitude and appreciation to President Biden and the support of the US government, and expressed the Kurdistan Region’s readiness to develop bilateral relations with the United States. 
The meeting dealt with relations between the Kurdistan Region and the federal government and the upcoming Iraqi elections, in addition to the strategic dialogue between Iraq and the United States and the importance of implementing the Sinjar Agreement.Share if you like

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Masrour Barzani and a British delegation confirm the activation of joint security coordination to deter ISIS

Kurdistan RegionBritainTerritory 2021-05-05 07:00A-AA +

Shafaq News / The Prime Minister of Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani met today, Wednesday, a British delegation headed by the chief advisor to the British Ministry of Defense for Middle East and North Africa affairs, Marshal Sami Sampson.

In the meeting, which was attended by the British Ambassador to Iraq Stephen Hickey, the latest developments in Iraq and the region were discussed, as well as prospects for strengthening relations between Britain and the Kurdistan Region, according to a statement issued by the regional government.

The British delegation affirmed the commitment of Britain and the international coalition to support the Peshmerga forces to confront the threats of ISIS, and the importance of activating security coordination between the Iraqi army and the Peshmerga, especially in the Kurdish regions outside the Kurdistan Region administration, to reduce and deter the threats of ISIS terrorists.

The visiting delegation at the meeting praised the reforms that the Kurdistan Regional Government is undertaking in the Ministry of Peshmerga.

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Brent oil, to about $ 70 a barrel

  •  Time: 05/05/2021 12:16:05 
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Brent oil, to about $ 70 a barrel

{Economic: Al Furat News} Brent crude prices recorded, today, Wednesday, a rise to about $ 70 a barrel. 

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Expectations indicate an increase in demand, in relation to easing measures to combat the Corona epidemic in the United States and Europe.

This is the highest increase since last March.

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