President Saleh: I am looking forward to a second term.. I have a lot to offer

09.12.2021 – 22:59
President Saleh: I am looking forward to a second term.. I have a lot to offer

Baghdad – people   

The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, announced his aspiration for a second term in the presidency, noting that this depends on the results of the elections.   

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Saleh said during his participation in the “The Other Side” program on Al-Jazeera, which was followed by “Nas” (September 12, 2021), that “my first task is to conduct the elections, in peace, and I look forward to obtaining a second term, as I have a lot to offer in this position.”


Joint Operations: The Commander in Chief orders the detention of officers who accompanied candidates in electoral campaigns

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Shafaq News/ The Deputy Commander of Joint Operations, Lieutenant-General Abdul Amir Al-Shammari revealed that the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces directed the detention of a number of officers.

Al-Shammari said in an interview with Shafaq News Agency, that this directive came against the background of the indicator accompanying them to candidates for the elections in their propaganda campaigns in different regions.

Al-Shammari indicated that this measure comes as part of efforts to put the military system away from the political movement in the country.

The deputy commander of the joint operations added that the plan to secure the elections guarantees the security of observers and media, stressing that the terrorist groups no longer pose a threat to the areas liberated from the control of terrorism.

Al-Kazemi assures Qalibaf of Iraq’s quest to enhance economic cooperation with Iran



Baghdad / Al-Mawrid News

Today, Sunday, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi and Iranian Shura Council Speaker Muhammad Baqir Qalibaf discussed opening the way for sustainable development between the two countries, and ways to develop joint cooperation in various fields.

The media office of the Prime Minister stated, in a statement, that “Al-Kazemi met with the Speaker of the Iranian Shura Council, Muhammad Baqir Qalibaf, as part of his current official visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

The statement added that “the meeting, which was held at the Iranian Shura Council headquarters, discussed bilateral relations between the two friendly countries, and ways to develop joint cooperation in various fields.”

During the meeting, Al-Kazemi stressed, “Iraq’s endeavor to consolidate relations of cooperation and sustainable partnership with Iran, as well as openness to strengthening economic cooperation and interdependence in various fields, in a manner that enhances the stability of the region and the communication of its peoples.”

The statement continued, “During the meeting, regional and international files of common interest and bilateral coordination were discussed, in a manner that secures further consolidation of security and stability, and opened the way for sustainable development for the benefit of the Iraqi and Iranian peoples and other peoples of the region.”

An Iraqi-Gulf meeting via video technology

09.12.2021 – 21:47
An Iraqi-Gulf meeting via video technology

Baghdad – people   

On Sunday, the joint committee of officials in the ministries of foreign affairs between the Gulf Cooperation Council and Iraq held a meeting via video communication technology.  

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A statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a copy of which was received by “NASS” (September 12, 2021), stated that “the delegation of the Republic of Iraq was headed by Mr. Nizar Al-Khairallah, the Senior Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the delegation of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries was headed by Dr. Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Kingdom of Bahrain. (Chairman of the current session)”.  

He added, “During the meeting, they discussed the joint action plan for cooperation between the Republic of Iraq and the Gulf Cooperation Council in the political, security, economic, educational, cultural, media, youth and sports fields, and the levels of progress achieved in implementing the contents of those areas, as well as discussing work mechanisms.” The future and expanding its horizons within the action plan, as well as reviewing regional and international issues, and the electrical interconnection project with the Gulf Cooperation Council, which contributes to strengthening and developing relations between Iraq and the GCC countries.  

He continued, “The two sides agreed to activate the relevant memoranda of understanding, and evaluate the achievement of the strategic plan for cooperation with the GCC states, in addition to finding mechanisms for fruitful cooperation in all fields.”

Al-Kadhimi’s visit to Tehran sealed agreements signed during the Baghdad Summit, MP says

 2021-09-12 17:29:33

Shafaq News/ The Iraqi Prime Minister’s visit to the Iranian capital, Tehran, aimed to activate the understanding enacted with the Islamic Republic in the Baghdad Conference held late last month, Member of the Parliamentary Committee for Foreign Relations said on Sunday.

Committee Member, MP Amer al-Fayez, told Shafaq News Agency, “al-Kadhimi’s visit to Tehran at this time is of great importance for both countries. It is a sequel of a series of exchanged visits between Iranian and Iraqi officials.”

“Many understanding memoranda and treaties in various fields were put into practice; most notably water, energy, commercial exchange, and borders,” he said.

“The visit activated memoranda of understandings signed between both countries during the Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership,” the lawmaker added.

Al-Kadhimi became the first foreign leader on Sunday to visit and meet with Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi since the hardliner took office in August.

Iraq has been trying to mediate between Tehran and its Gulf Arab foes, including Saudi Arabia, in the hope of stopping its neighbors settling scores on its territory.

Iraq has become the playground of rivalries between Iran on one side and the United States, Israel, and Gulf Arab states on the other, with attacks against U.S. forces and assassinations of Iranian and Iraqi paramilitary leaders.

“I hope despite the aims of the enemies of the two countries, we will witness expansion of good relations between Iran and Iraq,” Raisi said in a joint news conference in Tehran.

Raisi said Iraq had agreed to waive visas for Iranian pilgrims to Shi’ite holy sites in Iraq later this month on the occasion of Arbaeen marking the end of the 40-day mourning period for Imam Hussein, Prophet Mohammed’s grandson.

“Decisions were also made about the two countries’ financial issues that should be adopted,” Raisi said, without elaborating.

Planning announces the results of the institutions survey carried out by the Central Statistics Organization

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Economy News _ Baghdad

The Ministry of Planning announced, on Sunday, the results of the survey of small, small and medium enterprises carried out by the Central Bureau of Statistics, in partnership with the United Nations Development Program and with the support of the US Agency for Development.

The ministry stated in a statement received by “Al-Iqtisad News”, that “this survey is the first in Iraq and comes in light of the directions of the Ministry of Planning to address and reform the national economy and activate the strategy of promoting the private sector and giving it the required role and enabling it to actively contribute to moving the wheel of the economy in all its sectors.”

She added that “the second phase of the survey will be with a new and advanced methodology through continuous cooperation with the United Nations Development Program and the support provided by this program to accomplish all activities and events assigned to the Central Statistics Authority.”

She pointed out that “the results of the survey included multiple research areas, including the financing of these institutions and the difficulties they face in obtaining loans and financial and banking services, as well as knowing the extent to which technology and modern technologies are used and electronic commerce, as well as identifying the percentage of institutions owned by women and female entrepreneurs and what they face from Problems related to obtaining financing from official bodies such as banks and financial institutions.

Harb reveals the purpose of Al-Kazemi’s visit to Iran: mediation with America

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Baghdad – Mawazine News
, a legal expert, Tariq Harb, revealed, on Sunday, the purpose of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi’s visit to Iran.
In an interview with Mawazine News, Harb said, “Will Al-Kazemi succeed in his mediation between Iran and America in his visit today to Iran after the visit of the most senior US military official to Iraq three days ago and after Iran was satisfied with not inviting America to the Baghdad conference that was held eight days ago and after the success of Al-Kazemi is in his mediation between Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran and Saudi Arabia, so that the effects of that success appeared and will appear after days, and so that was evident from the bilateral meetings of these countries.
He added, “What appears that his visit today to the neighbor Iran was for the issue of the relationship of Iran and America in particular, even if Al-Kazemi will discuss other issues between the two countries, Iraq and Iran, which we suggest is Al-Kazemi’s success in his endeavor to bring America and Iran closer, despite the accuracy and complexity of the issue of America’s relationship with Iran, especially since all Countries have withdrawn from this issue or wish to continue the bad relationship between the two countries. What is strange and surprising is the extreme secrecy, so that the Iraqi government did not address previous mediations and new mediations, and it seems that it does not want to announce that Iraq has more to do with that.” Ended 29 / h

The International Coalition: Every attack in Baghdad and the region undermines the authority of Iraqi institutions

12/09/2021 13:18

Baghdad / Obelisk: The spokesman for the International Coalition in Iraq, Wayne Maroto, revealed, on Sunday, September 12, 2021, the details of the attack on Erbil Airport.   

In a clarification via his Twitter account, Maroto said, “The Obelisk”: At approximately 23:43, the forces in Erbil were attacked by two drones and used countermeasures to protect the forces, and the drones were stopped.

He added: The first hit inside the perimeter and the second hit outside the perimeter, there are no injuries or property damage.

He explained that every attack on the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Region undermines the authority of Iraqi institutions, the rule of law and Iraqi national sovereignty.

He concluded his speech by saying that these attacks endanger the lives of civilians, and the partner forces of the Iraqi security forces, the Peshmerga and the coalition.

The Kurdistan Counter-Terrorism Service had announced on Saturday, September 11, 2021, the targeting of Erbil International Airport with booby-trapped drones.

In a statement received by Al-Masala, the agency said that booby-trapped drones targeted Erbil airport.

For his part, the governor of Erbil, Omid Khoshnaw, said in a brief statement: We are closely following the attack on the airport.

The Central Bank holds a workshop between the banking sector and the insurance sector

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Economy News – Baghdad

On Sunday, the Central Bank of Iraq organized a workshop for the banking and insurance sectors to twinning banking and insurance activities. 

The Central Bank said in a statement received by “Al-Iqtisad News”, that the workshop discussed “several axes, the most prominent of which was the reality of the insurance sector in Iraq and its contributions for the next stage in revitalizing banking and economic work, including strengthening the roles of banks in granting loans within the initiative of the Central Bank as well as its credit activity.” of its resources in granting housing and personal loans, car loans, and others.

The statement added, “The workshop addressed the importance of updating the legal provisions, instructions and controls that govern the work of banks and insurance companies in cooperation with the Central Bank of Iraq to develop the regulatory framework governing these important institutions.”

My boss: Al-Kazemi informed us of the cancellation of entry visas between Iraq and Iran

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My boss: Al-Kazemi informed us of the cancellation of entry visas between Iraq and Iran

{Political: Al-Furat News} Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi said, on Sunday, that Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi informed us of the cancellation of entry visas between Iraq and Iran. 

This came during the joint press conference between President and Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi in the Iranian capital, Tehran, saying: “Al-Kazemi informed us of the cancellation of entry visas between Iraq and Iran, and also agreed to increase Iran’s share regarding the Arbaeen visitors.”

He added, “We have deep relations with Iraq, and there are several decisions taken in the joint meeting with Al-Kazemi.”

“We are looking forward to strengthening relations between Iraq and Iran,” Raisi added.

For his part, Al-Kazemi said, “We thank my chief for the hospitality, and we discussed a set of bilateral files that strengthen brotherly relations and historical ties.”