Al-Fateh Alliance welcomes the ‘national achievement’ made by the Iraqi delegation in Washington

2021.07.27 – 00:58
Al-Fateh Alliance welcomes the 'national achievement' made by the Iraqi delegation in Washington

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The Al-Fateh Alliance, led by Hadi Al-Amiri, welcomed, on Tuesday, the “national achievement” made by the Iraqi delegation during the strategic dialogue round with the United States of America.  

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The coalition said in a statement received by “Nass” (July 27, 2021), that it “welcomes the national achievement of the Iraqi negotiator by agreeing to the complete exit of combat forces at the end of this year, and considers it a positive and advanced step towards achieving full national sovereignty.”  

The coalition statement added, “We hope that the concerned officials in the Iraqi state will follow up the implementation of what was agreed upon in a practical way, and all thanks and appreciation to the Iraqi negotiator for this national achievement.”  

On Monday, the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, called for the cessation of military action by the “resistance” until the completion of the withdrawal of US forces.  

Al-Sadr said in a blog post, seen by “Nass” (July 26, 2021), “Thank you to the Iraqi national resistance, as the occupation announces the start of the withdrawal of all its combat forces, let us wait for you to complete the withdrawal. And thanks for the efforts made to crystallize this agreement, especially Brother Al-Kazemi.”    

He added, “Knowing that we have stated conditions in the past, and with their realization, the military action of the resistance must be halted at all… and seeking to support the Iraqi security forces, including the army and the police, to restore security and extend it on Iraqi lands and to banish the specter of terrorism, violence, intruders and pretenders of resistance.”    

And he concluded with the tag “#Iraq_towards_independence, and we are waiting for (sovereignty) and (prestige)”.    

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US President Joe Biden had assured the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, that the combat mission of the US forces had ended and the start of a new phase of military cooperation.  

Al-Kazemi said, during his meeting with Biden (July 26, 2021), “I am pleased with the continuation of cooperation between Baghdad and Washington,” stressing that “our relations have many health, cultural and other aspects.”      

“Partnership with the United States is strategic,” he added.      

Biden said, “We will send 500,000 doses of vaccine to Iraq,” noting that “his aspiration is for the Iraqi elections.”      

Biden added, “We want to continue to support Iraq in intelligence,” noting that “the American role in Iraq will focus on training assistance and what is related to ISIS.”      

The US President stressed that “the US-Iraqi partnership continues, and my administration is committed to it, and we are committed to security cooperation and confronting ISIS with the Iraqi government.”      

US President Joe Biden also announced Monday that the United States will end by the end of the year its “combat mission” in Iraq to begin a “new phase” of military cooperation with this country.

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Text of the joint closing statement of the fourth round of strategic dialogue between Baghdad and Washington

2021.07.26 – 23:17
Text of the joint closing statement of the fourth round of strategic dialogue between Baghdad and Washington

Baghdad – people  

On Monday, the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs published the joint final statement of the fourth round of dialogue between Iraq and the United States of America.  

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And the ministry stated in a statement, of which “Nass” received a copy, (July 26, 2021), that “the delegation of the Republic of Iraq headed by Fouad Hussein, the Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the delegation of the United States of America, headed by Foreign Minister Anthony Blinken, headed the fourth and final meeting. The strategic dialogue, which began on June 11, 2020, as part of the 2008 Strategic Framework Agreement, the friendship and cooperation relationship between the United States of America and the Republic of Iraq, and the Iraqi delegation included representatives of the Kurdistan Regional Government.  

The two parties “reaffirmed the importance of these discussions, which focused on strengthening the long-term strategic partnership defined by the Strategic Framework Agreement, and on key issues of common interest: regional stability, public health, climate change, energy efficiency and independence, issues related to humanitarian aid and human rights, and cooperation.” Iraq presented a detailed statement on its ongoing efforts to promote the safe and voluntary return of the displaced to their areas of residence, and the United States pledged to continue its support for these efforts.  

According to the statement, the two delegations renewed their “emphasis on the principles agreed upon in the Strategic Framework Agreement. The United States reiterated its respect for Iraq’s sovereignty and Iraqi laws and pledged to continue providing the resources that Iraq needs to maintain its territorial integrity.”  


The statement continued, “The government of Iraq reaffirmed its commitment to protect members of the international coalition who provide advice and training to the Iraqi security forces, and also confirmed that all international coalition forces worked in Iraq at its invitation.”  


The two delegations also stressed that “the bases hosting US and other international coalition personnel are Iraqi bases that are administered according to the Iraqi laws in force, not US bases or rules of the international coalition, and that the presence of international personnel in Iraq is only to support the Iraqi government in the war against the terrorist organization ISIS.”  


The two delegations agreed, after completing the recent technical team’s discussions, that “the security relationship will move completely to advice, training and intelligence cooperation, and there will be no presence of US combat forces in Iraq by December 31, 2021.”  

The statement indicated that “the United States intends to continue its support for the Iraqi security forces, including the Peshmerga forces, in order to build their ability to deal with threats.”  

The two delegations affirmed their commitment to “protect human rights and fundamental freedoms, including freedom of the press, through full compliance with Iraqi legal procedures and constitutional guarantees that respect international norms and conventions on human rights.”  

The two sides affirmed that “free and fair elections will support Iraq’s sovereignty, democracy and development. The Iraqi side provided a detailed description of its plans, which aim to ensure the safety of voters, candidates, poll workers, local observers, civil society groups and international observers, and to enhance voter participation.”  

Both delegations expressed their “appreciation for the support provided by the international community, as expressed in UN Security Council Resolution 2576 (of 2021). The delegations also agreed that the presence of a UNAMI Monitoring Team and an EU Monitoring Mission represents a sincere effort. By the international community to support the demands of the Iraqi government and the Iraqi people to hold free and fair elections next October.  

According to the statement, “Iraq welcomes continued US support for the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and recent financial contributions by the United States to the mission as election-related assistance, including contributions to the Election Observation Team.”  

The two parties agreed to “continue to cooperate in working with international organizations and through relevant governmental institutions in both countries, particularly in light of preparations for the United Nations Climate Change Conference at its twenty-sixth session, which will be held in Glasgow, United Kingdom next autumn. The United States expressed Its support for Iraq’s efforts to promote economic reform and regional integration, particularly through its commitment to regional energy networks with Jordan and with the Gulf Cooperation Council states.  

The two delegations reaffirmed their “determination to maintain and strengthen the strategic relationship between them, in all bilateral issues, in a manner that serves the national interest of each country in addition to their common interest represented in regional stability.”  

The statement concluded by confirming that Iraq and the United States “will resume their discussions through the coordination committees of the Strategic Framework Agreement.”  

The Iraqi delegation headed by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi discussed, on Monday, with US President Joe Biden, at the White House, a number of common files between the two countries.  

The Iraqi delegation, headed by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, arrived on Monday evening at the White House in Washington, DC.  

Al-Kazemi said, during a joint press conference at the White House with the US President, and followed by “Nas” (July 26, 2021), “I am pleased with the continuation of cooperation between Baghdad and Washington,” stressing that “our relations have many aspects, health, cultural and others.”      

Biden said, “We will send 500,000 doses of vaccine to Iraq,” noting that “his aspirations are for the Iraqi elections.”      

Biden added, “We want to continue to support Iraq in intelligence,” noting that “the American role in Iraq will focus on training assistance and what is related to ISIS.”      

The US President stressed, “The US-Iraqi partnership continues, and my administration is committed to it, and we are committed to security cooperation and confronting ISIS with the Iraqi government.”      

For his part, Al-Kazemi said, “The partnership with the United States is strategic.”      

A few minutes before the start of the meeting between Al-Kazemi and Biden, Cabinet spokesman Hassan Nazim said that “Iraq sees that the need for American combat forces has disappeared.”      

He added that “Iraq needs American assistance in the field of information and intelligence advisory.”

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Al-Sadr thanks “Brother Al-Kazemi: The resistance operations against the Americans must be stopped.”

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Shafaq News/ The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, stressed, on Monday, the necessity of stopping the military action of the “resistance” against the American forces, in conjunction with the White House’s announcement to transform the tasks of the American forces from combative to advisory.

Al-Sadr said in a tweet seen by Shafak News Agency, “Praise be to God, who cherished his soldiers and Nasr Abdo, and thank you to the Iraqi national resistance. Here is the occupation announcing the start of the withdrawal of all its combat forces. Let us wait for you to complete the withdrawal,” adding, “Thank you for the efforts made to crystallize this agreement, especially the brother Al-Kazemi.

He continued, “Knowing that we have set conditions in the past, and with their realization, the military action of the resistance must be stopped absolutely, and the Iraqi security forces, including the army and police, must be supported, to restore security and extend it on Iraqi lands, and to banish the specter of terrorism, violence, intruders and pretenders of resistance.”

Al-Sadr concluded by saying, “Iraq is towards independence, and we are waiting for (sovereignty) and (prestige)”.

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The White House: Our mission in Iraq is from combat to training and advisory

2021/07/26 20:42

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Baghdad / Obelisk: The White House clarified, on Monday, July 26, 2021, that the United States will announce today the change of the mission in Iraq from combat to training and advisory.

White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a press conference that “the Iraqi leadership has asked the United States to shift the mission of our forces from combat to advisory support. Today, we will announce the change of our mission in Iraq from combat to training and advisory.”

She added: “We will not disclose any details about the number of US forces that will remain in Iraq after the end of the year.”

Earlier, US President Joe Biden announced that he would host Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, on Monday, while expressing his aspiration to strengthen the partnership between the United States and Iraq.

Biden said, in a tweet to him on Twitter: “This afternoon, I will host Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi with a meeting in the Oval Office.”

“I look forward to strengthening the strategic partnership between the United States and Iraq and working to advance bilateral cooperation,” he added.

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The full meeting between Joe Biden and Mustafa Al-Kazemi at the White House (video and photos)

2021.07.26 – 21:49
The full meeting between Joe Biden and Mustafa Al-Kazemi at the White House (video and photos)

Baghdad – people  

The Iraqi delegation headed by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi discussed, on Monday, with US President Joe Biden, at the White House, a number of common files between the two countries.  

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The Iraqi delegation, headed by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, arrived Monday evening at the White House in Washington, DC.  

Al-Kazemi said, according to what was reported by the official channel, and followed by “Nas” (July 26, 2021), “I am pleased with the continuation of cooperation between Baghdad and Washington,” stressing that “our relations have many health, cultural and other aspects.”    

Biden said, “We will send 500,000 doses of vaccine to Iraq,” noting that “his aspiration is for the Iraqi elections.”    

Biden added, “We want to continue to support Iraq in intelligence,” noting that “the American role in Iraq will focus on training assistance and what is related to ISIS.”    

The US President stressed, “The US-Iraqi partnership continues, and my administration is committed to it, and we are committed to security cooperation and confronting ISIS with the Iraqi government.”    

For his part, Al-Kazemi said, “The partnership with the United States is strategic.”    

A few minutes before the start of the meeting between Al-Kazemi and Biden, Cabinet spokesman Hassan Nazim said that “Iraq sees that the need for American combat forces has disappeared.”    

He added that “Iraq needs American assistance in the field of information and intelligence advisory.”

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Biden: Washington will end its combat mission in Iraq during the current year..and are anxious for the date of the Iraqi elections

2021/07/26 21:24

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Baghdad/The Obelisk:

Al-Kazemi: Our relationship today is stronger than ever, and I look forward to bringing Iraq and the United States closer for the sake of our two countries.

Al-Kadhimi: I want to thank the American people on behalf of the Iraqi people, and thank you for everything the Americans have done for a free and democratic Iraq.

Biden: We support Iraqi democracy and are anxious for the Iraqi legislative elections.

Biden: Washington will end its combat mission in Iraq this year

Biden: The US-Iraqi partnership continues, and my administration is committed to it

Biden: We are committed to security cooperation and confronting ISIS with the Iraqi government

Biden: We discussed a lot with Baghdad, and we look forward to holding elections next October

Biden: The US role in Iraq will be linked to providing assistance in the field of training and confronting ISIS

Iraqi Prime Minister: The United States helped us defeat ISIS, and we thank you for that

Al-Kazemi: Partnership with the United States is a strategy

Al-Kazemi: I am pleased with the continuation of the cooperation between the two countries

Al-Kazemi: Our relations have many aspects, health, cultural and others

Biden: We will send 500,000 doses of vaccine to Iraq

Biden: I am looking forward to the Iraqi elections

Biden: We want to continue supporting Iraq in intelligence

Biden: The US role in Iraq will focus on training assistance and related to ISIS

The US President: The US administration is committed to strengthening the partnership with Iraq

US President: Cooperation with Iraq in the fight against terrorism will continue

Al-Kazemi meets Biden at the White House

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The security media issued a statement regarding an explosion in a warehouse belonging to the Imam Ali Combat Team

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Today, Monday, the Security Media Cell issued a statement regarding an explosion in an ammunition store belonging to the Imam Ali Combat Team, while pointing out that the joint operations formed an investigative committee to find out the circumstances of the accident.

The cell stated in a statement, “The Joint Operations Command formed an investigative committee against the background of the explosion of a stockpile of equipment belonging to the Imam Ali Division in the Popular Mobilization Authority in Najaf Governorate, to determine the final causes of the explosion, determine responsibilities, and take legal measures against any failure.”

And she pointed out that “information with technical experts at the scene of the accident determined that the explosion was caused by poor storage, with the high temperature,” noting that “the civil defense teams are currently at the accident site for treatment, and the air defenses did not record any flight of marches and others near the store.” accident in the county.

And she indicated that “the Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces had previously directed, against the background of similar bombing incidents, to reconsider the mechanisms for storing weapons, and to apply sound official standards in the storage process in all camps in order to preserve the lives of citizens and the weapons and equipment of the state and its armed forces.”

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Najaf.. Violent explosions rock an ammunition depot belonging to a Shiite faction

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Shafaq News/ A source in the Civil Defense reported that violent explosions occurred, on Monday, in an ammunition depot on the outskirts of the city of Najaf in southern Iraq.

The source told Shafaq News Agency, “Civil Defense teams rushed to the site of a fire caused by an explosion of ammunition in an equipment store on the outskirts of Najaf.”

He added that “the explosions are still continuing, with the flames reaching more war equipment in the warehouses,” noting that the civil defense teams are trying to reach the fires to put them out.

The source added that the store belongs to the “Imam Ali” brigades, which are affiliated with the Popular Mobilization Authority.

It was not immediately clear what caused the fire and the explosion of munitions.

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Financing agreement between France and the United Nations on monitoring the Iraqi elections

2021.07.26 – 18:21
Financing agreement between France and the United Nations on monitoring the Iraqi elections

Baghdad – people  

On Monday, the United Nations signed a funding agreement with France to support the United Nations monitoring of the Iraqi parliament elections in October 2021.  

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A statement by the United Nations in Iraq, a copy of which was received by “Nass” (July 26, 2021), stated that it “welcomed a contribution from France of 500,000 euros for a project led by the United Nations to monitor the upcoming Iraqi Parliament elections on October 10, 2021, and French funding will support the publication of United Nations election observers in accordance with Security Council Resolution 2576 of 2021.  

The French Ambassador to Iraq, Bruno Aubert, said that “the international community has responded positively to the request made by the Government of Iraq to monitor the upcoming legislative elections, and France is committed to supporting free, fair and credible elections in Iraq in response to the aspirations, rule of law and reforms expressed by Iraqi citizens.” .  

On behalf of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), the United Nations Office for Project Services signed an “agreement with France to oversee the financing and management of the project,” while the United Nations “thanked France for its contribution that enhances support for a credible and transparent election process in Iraq “.  

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The return of the Iraqi military delegation from Washington

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Monday 26 July 2021 | 06:56 PM| Number of readings: 12

The Iraqi negotiating delegation headed by National Security Adviser Qassem al-Araji and Deputy Commander of Joint Operations Lieutenant General Abdul Amir al-Shammari returned to the capital, Baghdad, days after engaging in negotiations with US military leaders regarding the US military withdrawal from the country. The delegation was able to complete the fourth and final round of the strategic dialogue between the Republic of Iraq and the United States of America. It is noteworthy that Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi is visiting the United States, and he is scheduled to meet with US President Joe Biden at the White House today, Monday. It is expected that a final statement will be issued on the meetings of the fourth round of the strategic dialogue, which may include a timetable for the withdrawal of US forces from Iraq at the end of this year.

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