A high-level Iraqi-American military meeting in Washington

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Shafaq News/ The Joint Operations Command reported, on Thursday, that a military-security meeting was held between Iraq and the United States in Washington, DC.

The leadership said in a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, “The Iraqi Military Technical Committee and its American counterpart held its second meeting Thursday in the American capital, Washington, within the framework of the bilateral military technical talks, and to follow up on what was discussed in the first session of this committee in light of the results of the Iraqi strategic dialogue. – The American in its third stage, which was held in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on June 5, 2021.

The statement added that the two sides “renewed their commitment to work to combat ISIS terrorist gangs, and also discussed the future of the strategic security relationship between the two countries.”

The meeting was attended from the Iraqi side by the National Security Adviser Qassem Al-Araji and the Deputy Commander of Joint Operations Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Al-Shammari, and from the American side by the US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, and the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense Ms. Mara Carlin.


Iraqi and US officials at the “Pentagon” to discuss the military relationship between Baghdad and Washington

Policy- 07-22-2021 11:39 PM – Read: 515

Today, Thursday, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby announced that the ministry will host Iraqi military officials to discuss four files . Kirby said in a statement to state television that “the Pentagon will host today a meeting with Iraqi military officials within the framework of the strategic dialogue, which will address the technical aspect of the military relationship between the United States and Iraq

Kirby added that “the meeting will discuss the long-term direct security cooperation partnership between the United States and areas of cooperation that go beyond combating terrorism,” noting that “the meeting will also discuss a range of security issues and threats .” Kirby reiterated, “President Biden’s readiness to take the necessary measures to protect the Americans,” noting that “the Iraqi partners understand that .

Kirby stated that “the meeting will also discuss the American military presence in Iraq,” stressing that “the American forces are in Iraq at the invitation of the Iraqi government to fight ISIS, and that the time will come when there will be no need for the fighting forces there,” noting that “this matter will be decided upon.” in coordination with the Iraqis .


The decisive dialogue between Baghdad and Washington… These are the most important files

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Special – Mawazine News
A source close to the strategic dialogue negotiations, between Iraq and the United States, revealed, on Thursday, the most important files that will be discussed tomorrow.
The source told Mawazine News that “the most important axes that will be discussed tomorrow in the strategic dialogue meetings, the first of which is the elections file, the emphasis on ensuring free and fair elections, raising the awareness of citizens and the displaced about their importance, and the continuation of international coordination to support the elections.”
He added, “The second file relates to the rights of Emphasis on freedom of the press and accountability for violence against demonstrators and the protection of minorities, in addition to setting specific timetables for closing the camps for the displaced.”
He pointed out, “The environment file will be discussed, and emphasis will be placed on developing water management systems in an economical way, developing drought-resistant crops and preserving environmental diversity. and biology”,
The source added: “Also, the energy file to reduce the combustion of associated gas, develop the electrical system, improve electrical energy processing, and work on developing renewable energy.”
And he added: “The health situation in Iraq in light of the Corona pandemic and the possibilities of equipping Iraq with the necessary vaccines will also be discussed, as well as the security file and an emphasis on working to reduce political and security tension during the current period to ensure free and fair elections, in addition to discussing the presence of US forces in Iraq.” Ended 29 / A43


Hoshyar Zebari on the US dialogue: Iraqi leaders need to adopt courageous and bold positions

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Shafaq News/ The former Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari confirmed; On Thursday, the upcoming US-Iraq strategic dialogue round in Washington; It is a decisive and articulated tour about the future of Iraq, its security and stability, and the future of its presence and international support.

Zebari added in his Facebook post; The Iraqi leaders need to participate in the security, diplomatic and political dialogues to adopt courageous and bold stances and decisions based on Iraq’s national interest, and to place the interest of their country between their eyes, away from bids, slogans and pressures, and away from unbridled regional ambitions in Iraq.

He stressed “the serious work in order to reach results and outputs that consolidate the country’s security, intelligence and air capabilities to confront the growing ISIS terrorism, and to strengthen security institutions to stand on their feet and to continue the international presence in accordance with the Iraqi sovereign decision within the conditions of maintaining the security and sovereignty of Iraq.”

Zebari added, “Iraq is not Afghanistan, and its collapse means the collapse of the entire region.”