The most prominent thing that happened during the “closed” session of the UN Security Council regarding the situation in Palestine

2021.05.19 – 01:47
The most prominent thing that happened during the "closed" session of the UN Security Council regarding the situation in Palestine

Baghdad – People   

France proposed Tuesday to its 14 partners on the UN Security Council a draft resolution on the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.  

And the United States has been blocking for eight days, the Council’s adoption of any resolution on the conflict.  

Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations Zhang Jun, who chairs the council this month, said, “During a closed session, a proposal made by our French colleague in the council was heard, and with regard to China, of course we support all efforts that facilitate the end of the crisis and the return of peace in the Middle East.”  

The Chinese ambassador added that “the text that his country proposed with Norway and Tunisia, and which the United States has rejected for more than a week, remains on the table of the Security Council.”  

On Tuesday evening, the UN Security Council held a new session on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the fourth in eight days, without reaching a joint statement, in light of Washington’s insistence that the text will not lead to containing the escalation.  

Meanwhile, the Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, announced that he had requested the organization “to launch an urgent appeal to provide immediate humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.”  

“We cannot continue to live under this aggressive apartheid regime. This occupation must end, and we need the independence of our state, with East Jerusalem as its capital, to live in it with dignity and freedom,” Mansour said during a press conference at the UN headquarters.  

The general strike took place on Tuesday in the West Bank cities, including East Jerusalem, in response to popular and official calls “in solidarity with the Gaza Strip and rejecting Israel,” but this step was not without confrontations that left 4 people dead, according to Agence France-Presse.  

The Palestinian government announced the suspension of work on Tuesday so that employees could participate in the rallies that began at midday, while Fatah, in its statement, called on Palestinians to participate in marches and demonstrations from city centers.

The White House clarifies that Biden did not ask Netanyahu to move to a ceasefire with the Palestinians

the world| 09:45 – 05/18/2021


Follow-up – Mawazine News

Washington clarified that the US President, Joe Biden, confirmed his support for the ceasefire between the Palestinians and the Israelis, speaking to the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, but did not request movement in this direction.

White House spokeswoman Jane Psaki said during a press conference held today, Tuesday, in response to a question about whether Biden asked Netanyahu to take steps for a ceasefire with the Palestinian side or only to express support for a possible truce: “As our report made clear about the content of The call, the president confirmed his support for the ceasefire. ”
Psaki stressed again that the current US administration insists on settling the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on the basis of a two-state solution that “will allow the Palestinians and Israelis to live side by side.”
And she continued, “We have been conducting these discussions from the beginning within the framework of the strategic dialogue with Israel … But of course moving forward requires action by both parties.”
And Washington announced, on Monday evening, that the US President had contacted the Prime Minister of Israel, expressing his support for efforts to achieve a ceasefire between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

Saleh and Kazemi are discussing taking the most measures in the elections

PoliticsBarham SalihbreakingMustafa Al-KazemiThe election 2021-05-18 12:17A-AA +

Shafaq News / The President of the Republic, Barham Salih and Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi discussed, on Tuesday, taking maximum measures to prevent violations in the elections scheduled for next October.

In a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, the Presidency of the Republic stated that Saleh received Al-Kazemi at the Peace Palace and stressed “the need to protect and consolidate stability in the country, preserve the security and safety of citizens, and strengthen the authority of the state and security agencies in implementing the law and protecting community peace and security.”

The two sides also stressed the “pursuit of terrorist remnants that seek to destabilize security and stability in some areas, and provide all support to the security forces in all their formations to achieve this goal.”

The two sides discussed the upcoming elections, where they emphasized their importance and the need to create appropriate conditions for their conduct, support all requirements necessary for their success and take maximum measures to prevent electoral violations, and everything that would affect the will of voters in choosing their representatives, in order for the outcomes of the electoral process to be truly expressed. About the free will of citizens and their choices.

The meeting also dealt with “developments in the situation in the Palestinian territories and the inhuman aggression and attacks against the Palestinian people,” according to the statement.

The two sides affirmed “Iraq’s steadfast and supportive position for the Palestinian cause, and embracing the support of the Palestinian people at all levels and in international forums, in order to achieve their aspirations and obtain their full legitimate rights, and to stop the attacks in Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip and the rest of the Palestinian territories, and the need for joint serious action on the Arab, regional and international levels.” For the immediate cessation of what unarmed civilians are exposed to, the protection of their legitimate rights, and the cessation of attacks and provocations. “

Joint operations announce the opening of joint centers with the Peshmerga to secure the borders

SecurityThe PeshmergaJoint operations 2021-05-18 12:09A-AA +

Shafaq News / The Joint Operations Command confirmed today, Tuesday, that coordination with the Kurdistan Regional Guard will contribute to securing the Iraqi-Syrian borders.

The spokesman for the Operations Command, Major General Tahsin al-Khafaji, said, according to the Iraqi News Agency, that “there is a lot of work being done by the Joint Operations Command in coordination with the Kurdistan Regional Government, as important centers have been opened for coordination in the movement of units and the follow-up of terrorist operations to fill the gaps on the Iraqi-Syrian borders.”

He added, “The security forces will work with the provincial guards to fill the gaps and close the distances that the terrorist ISIS gangs used to be present in, especially in the rugged mountainous areas where the movement of pedestrians, automatic pedestrians and footmen is difficult.”

Al-Khafaji pointed out that “this high coordination and exchange of intelligence and security information will contribute to stabilizing the situation, whether on the Iraqi-Syrian borders or in areas of common security concern.”

He explained that, “during the recent meetings and meetings with the region, it was emphasized that there would be coordination and joint work to fill the gaps, by intensifying the intelligence effort and working with specific operations,” noting that “what happened during the past days according to the intelligence information by the fight against terrorism.” Southwest of Hammam Al-Alil to the Air Force Command, which in turn targeted tunnels and sites that were used by ISIS gangs as hosts and dens to carry out terrorist operations, and before that there was an important intelligence effort in the Ain Al-Jahsh area in Mosul during which a number of ISIS militants were killed by an air strike.

He pointed out that “a great intelligence effort through which the Western Nineveh Operations Command managed to arrest a person who tried to enter Tal Afar,” stressing that “these operations and the distinctive intelligence effort and cooperation between the security forces and the citizen contribute to the pursuit and the fight against ISIS.”

Al-Khafaji indicated that “there is a development in intelligence and security work, and what the international coalition has provided in terms of several and number in armament, especially in the recent period to the intelligence apparatus when it handed over a number of wheels. This work and equipment also contributes to the progress of the security forces.”

The Peshmerga reveal upcoming meetings with the Iraqi army to form joint operations rooms

SecurityKhanaqinIraqi armyThe Peshmerga 2021-05-18 07:22A-AA +

Shafaq News / An official in the Peshmerga forces revealed, on Tuesday, that a large security meeting will be held in the city of Khanaqin during the next 48 hours to form joint operations rooms with the Iraqi army based on agreements between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government.

The director of the media of the second axis of the Peshmerga (Qarah Tabah – Hamrin), Haider Ahmed, told Shafak News, “A meeting will soon be held during the next two days in Khanaqin between security leaders from the Iraqi army and the Peshmerga to put the final touches to the formation of a joint operations room and joint security points in the vacant and loose areas of security. Between the federal forces and the Peshmerga in the outskirts of Khanaqin and Jalula and the disputed areas in Diyala. “

Ahmed confirmed that “the operating rooms will be formed in all the disputed areas in Kirkuk, Nineveh and Salah al-Din, based on an agreement concluded between the security authorities in Baghdad and Erbil and under the guidance and supervision of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi.”

And Ahmed stated that “the tasks of the operation room include raids and operations against ISIS hideouts and outposts in the security vacant areas between the army and the Peshmerga, and joint stationing points on both sides to end the threat of ISIS and its pockets at the outskirts of Khanaqin, Jalawla and Qarah Tappah, as well as in other governorates that suffer from security vacuums left by the Peshmerga during their withdrawal in 2017.” “.

“The international coalition forces will have a role in supporting and backing the joint operations rooms in the outskirts of Diyala, Kirkuk, Nineveh and Salah al-Din, through technical and air support,” he added.

The withdrawal of Peshmerga forces from the disputed or mixed areas of population in 2017 caused loose security vacuums that turned into loose security partitions on the outskirts of Diyala, Kirkuk, Nineveh and Salah al-Din.

Despite the security agreements between Baghdad and Erbil and the international coalition to form joint operations rooms in those areas, the agreement did not enter into force on the ground due to political and national differences.

Parliamentary Defense: The security agreement between Baghdad and Erbil is awaiting implementation


Baghdad – Al-Mawred News 

, the Security and Defense Committee in the House of Representatives confirmed today, Tuesday, that the security agreement between Baghdad and Erbil is awaiting implementation.
The committee’s rapporteur, Nasser Harki, said, according to the official agency, that “several meetings were held between Baghdad and Erbil regarding the formation of joint military points in the areas experiencing a security vacuum within the disputed areas, in order to control security in those areas and prevent any security breaches.”
Harki added, “There is a meeting held several days ago, and it was agreed on the locations and locations of these military points on the ground,” noting that “the agreement is awaiting implementation by the central government, and it must implement the agreement to prevent new violations that lead to the loss of lives.” Citizens and martyrs of the Peshmerga, the Hashd, or the army of all sorts. “
Earlier, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi directed the implementation of the joint security agreement between the Joint Operations Command and the Peshmerga forces in the disputed areas.

Masrour Barzani: The Kurdistan Region will annually provide 350 thousand tons of iron and steel for all of Iraq

Kurdistan RegionKurdistan RegionMasrour Barzani 2021-05-18 06:36A-AA +

Shafaq News / The Prime Minister of Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani, inaugurated, on Tuesday, the “Med Steel” plant in the city of Erbil.

Barzani said in a speech on this occasion, “We in the Kurdistan Region continue to support the private sector, especially for such projects.”

“There is no doubt that this project can produce 350 thousand tons of iron and steel annually, not only for the region, but for Iraq as a whole,” he added.

Barzani continued by saying that it is a matter of pride that the region, day after day, went through the establishment of important projects, stressing that his government is striving not to depend on one source of income and to diversify internal sources.

The President of the Kurdistan Regional Government called on investors to invest in all sectors in the region, noting that his government has a solid program in the development of Kurdistan in all fields.

The cost of the plant is $ 100 million, and its production capacity reaches 350,000 tons of iron and steel annually, and it provides job opportunities for 1,000 workers.

A government source explains that the dollar did not rise despite the central bank’s auction stopping

EconomyDollar pricesCurrency sale auctionThe Central Bank of Iraq 2021-05-18 06:31A-AA +

Shafaq News / A government source revealed, on Tuesday, that the price of the US dollar in the local market has not risen despite the suspension of the auction of the Central Bank of Iraq during the Eid holiday, due to the price difference between the supply in the market and the bank.

The source told Shafaq News, “The merchants did not buy the US dollar from the local market except in small quantities after the Central Bank stopped conducting the auction as a result of the Eid holiday and stopped working hours until the 22nd of this month, which led to the dollar price not rising during this period.”

The source, who requested anonymity, added, “The reason for the lack of purchase of dollars from the market by traders is that there is a difference in price between what is offered in the market and the price of the dollar that the bank sells in the auction, which reaches three tigers (3 thousand dinars). Per $ 100), in addition to that traders are afraid of any sudden decisions that may lead to a decrease in the price of the dollar during this period.

He stressed that “the bank will start implementing the banks’ requests for dollars, starting next week after the end of the official holiday,” suggesting that “there will be a slight decline in the price of the dollar as a result of the lack of demand for the dollar compared to what is offered of it.” 

The Central Bank sells dollars through the participation of banks in its daily auction to meet merchants’ demands of hard currency to cover imports of goods and goods.

Parliamentary Finance: Al-Kazemi government is working to complete the 2022 budget before the elections

PoliticsIraqi ParliamentPublic budgetAl-Kazemi government2022 budget 2021-05-18 06:29A-AA +

Shafaq News / Today, Tuesday, the Parliamentary Finance Committee announced the Ministry of Finance’s move to prepare the draft general budget law for 2022, while noting that the government is working to complete the budget before the elections.

Committee member Jamal Cougar told Shafaq News Agency, “There is a move by the Ministry of Finance to prepare the budget bill for 2022, for the purpose of that a sub-committee was formed from members of the House of Representatives for the purpose of discussing and following up the process of preparing the law.”

He added, “The government of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi is in charge of preparing the budget law and sending it to the House of Representatives according to the Financial Management Law, provided that it begins preparing it in the current month of May and completes it at the beginning of next October, prior to the date of the parliamentary elections.”

Cougar said, “In the event that elections are held on time, the members of the next session of the House of Representatives are the ones working to read, discuss and vote on the budget law for 2022.”