Baghdad – Mawazine News The United Nations Security Council condemned, on Monday, the attempt to assassinate Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, while stressing the need to hold the perpetrators of these heinous terrorist acts, their organizers, financiers and sponsors accountable, and bring them to justice.
According to a statement by the Council, a copy of which was received by Mawazine News, the members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attempt to assassinate Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi on November 7, 2021, expressing their satisfaction that the Prime Minister was not injured in the attack. The statement added, “The members of the Security Council reaffirmed their support for the independence, sovereignty, unity, territorial integrity, democratic process and prosperity of Iraq.” The members of the Security Council reiterated, according to the statement, that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations represents one of the most serious threats to international peace and security. The members of the Security Council recalled the need to hold the perpetrators, organizers and financiers of these common terrorist acts accountable and to bring them to justice, and urged all states, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Government of Iraq and all other relevant actors at this time. The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that any terrorist acts are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motives, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed. They reaffirmed the need for all states to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and other obligations under international law, including international human rights law, international refugee law and international humanitarian law, threats to peace or terrorist acts. Ended 29/R77
Shafaq News/ An agreement was concluded between political and other government parties, on Monday, to arrest three people “involved” in the attempt to assassinate Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi.
An informed political source told Shafaq News Agency, that this agreement came during a meeting held at Haider Al-Abadi’s house, attended by the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, President of the Supreme Judicial Council Faiq Zaidan, in addition to leaders in the Shiite coordination framework presented by the leader of Asa’ib Ahl Al-Haqq Qais Al-Khazali, and the Secretary General of the Hezbollah Brigades, “Abu Hussein Al-Hamidawi.
He added, “It was agreed during the meeting that those involved in the targeting of (Al-Kazemi’s) house, who numbered three people belonging to an armed Shiite faction, would be referred to the competent courts, in addition to revealing the perpetrators from the security elements that caused the killing of some of the protesters in front of the green gates.”
This comes after Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi announced that he had survived an assassination attempt after his house was bombed by drones, while the security authorities indicated that they had managed to shoot down two of three drones that targeted the Prime Minister’s home in the fortified Green Zone in the center of the capital, Baghdad.
Many countries and international bodies condemned this attempt.
And the Iraqi security and military forces entered a state of high alert after the assassination attempt was announced, and more special forces were deployed in the vicinity of the Green Zone and the surrounding neighborhoods.
No armed faction claimed responsibility for the attack, but it came after tension prevailed following the killing of a leader of Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq during a confrontation between security forces and supporters of forces that lost in the elections that organized a protest near the Green Zone over the election results.
Shafaq News/ The Ministry of Peshmerga in the Kurdistan Regional Government announced, on Monday, that the United States decided to keep its aid and military advisors in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, noting that it had subjected the continuation of this assistance to the issue of continuing the reform steps in the ministry.
A ministry statement received by Shafaq News Agency stated that the Minister of Peshmerga, Shoresh Ismail, received the official of the US Security Cooperation Office in the region, Colonel Hanan, and the official of the US Army Cooperation Department in the region, Colonel Douglas, and the official of the Army Cooperation Department, Colonel Jeremy Quinn, and a number of US military advisers in Iraq and the region. Kurdistan.
The statement indicated that the meeting took place in the presence of the Undersecretary of the Ministry, Sarbest Lazkin, the Secretary-General of the Ministry, Lieutenant-General Jabbar Yawar, the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Major General Qarman Sheikh Kamal, the Ministry’s senior advisors, and the Director of Coordination and Relations, noting that “the high-ranking American advisory delegation expressed its condolences to the families of the two Peshmerga elements who were killed by terrorists.” ISIS on the 30th of last October.
The statement noted that the Minister of Peshmerga presented during the meeting an overview of the policy and vision of the regional government regarding the current Iraqi situation after the elections, declaring the desire for calm to prevail in the region because the tensions and complications are not in the interest of any party.
The statement confirmed that the minister described the presence of international advisers from the coalition countries, US military advisers and diplomats in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq as important, wishing that US support for the Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi army would continue.
The statement indicated that the official of the American-American Cooperation Office in Iraq announced that they are looking at relations with Iraq and the Kurdistan Region with great interest and that they will continue to strengthen relations in all fields, reiterating his country’s commitment to coordination and cooperation with the Peshmerga forces and the Kurdistan Region to cut the current dangers of terrorism and terrorists in the region. .
He added that in the recent results of the strategic dialogue between Iraq and America, it was decided that the American military advisors would remain in Iraq and the United States in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, adding that the combat forces would leave Iraq.
The statement stressed that the issue of reform in the Ministry of Peshmerga, the steps for this process, and the US assistance to the Peshmerga forces was another part of the dialogues between the two sides, indicating that the two sides view the importance of this process, and that the US official linked the continuation of aid to the continuation and progress of the reform process in the Ministry of Peshmerga.
At the conclusion of the meeting, the issue of relations between the region and Baghdad, the recent developments in the Ministry of Peshmerga and the Ministry of Defense in Baghdad, the formation of joint security centers and the conduct of joint operations, was emphasized. The broader and greater rapprochement was also emphasized, indicating that in this regard, the American side indicated that they would intensify their efforts to address The full problems and dilemmas facing the relations between the Ministry of Peshmerga and the Ministry of Defense and the trend towards agreement between the two sides.
Shafaq News/ The Ministry of Finance in Kurdistan Region announced today, Monday, the start of distributing the salaries of the region’s employees, starting from tomorrow, Tuesday, until next Thursday.
A source in the Ministry of Finance of Kurdistan told Shafaq News Agency, that the amount of 200 billion dinars arrived today, from the federal government to the account of the Kurdistan Regional Government.
The source indicated that the ministry will start distributing the salaries of all ministries and institutions starting tomorrow, Tuesday, and will finish distributing them next Thursday, corresponding to the 11th of this month.
Shafaq News Agency obtained a table issued by the ministry showing the dates of distributing salaries and the departments covered.
The Council of Ministers of the Federal Government voted, in its current session, held in November, to send 200 billion dinars to finance the monthly salaries of workers in the public sector in the Kurdistan Region.
Shafaq News/ Former Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and the delegation of the Kurdistan Democratic Party stressed on Monday the need to support political stability and secure the needs of Iraqis.
Al-Abadi’s media office said in a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, that the latter received the delegation of the Kurdistan Democratic Party headed by Hoshyar Zebari, and they discussed the overall developments in the situation in the country and the repercussions of the election results, and the political movement that the country is currently witnessing.
He added that during the meeting, visions were exchanged regarding the next stage, and the importance of political stability, which will reflect positively on all aspects of life, and provide what the country and our people need.
It is noteworthy that the delegation of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, headed by Hoshyar Zebari, arrived in the capital Baghdad last week and held meetings with a number of leaders of political blocs to discuss the political issue and the formation of the new government.
According to Kurdish officials, the Kurdish forces are waiting to gather the diaspora of their Shiite counterparts and agree between these forces to nominate a candidate to head the new Iraqi government, to enter into negotiations to form that government and distribute its portfolios according to political custom and electoral merit.
There is talk of an alliance to form a government between the Sadrists with 73 seats and the Kurdistan Democratic Party with 33 seats, in addition to an alliance headed by Muhammad al-Halbousi with 38 seats.
Baghdad / Obelisk: The Independent High Electoral Commission announced, on Monday, November 8, 2021, the end of the manual counting and sorting of 2,400 appeal appendices at stations across the governorates.
Imad Jamil, a member of the media in the commission, said in a press statement that the obelisk followed, that “the judiciary may decide to return a number of these appeals to the commission in order to recount and sort the votes in some stations again.”
He stressed that “the number of appeals and appeals appendices amounted to 2,400 throughout the governorates, and they were re-counted and sorted manually in the presence of international organizations and representatives of political entities for those presenting those appeals.
He continued, “The Commission expects to resolve this file and the process of deciding the appeals during the next week.”
Follow-up – Mawazine News , Iranian media announced, on Monday, that the commander of the Iranian Quds Force, Ismail Qaani, met the Presidents of the Republic and the caretaker government in Baghdad. Al-Alam TV reported that “the commander of the Quds Force in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Ismail Qaani, met with Mustafa Al-Kazemi and Barham Salih in Baghdad and stressed the stability and unity of Iraq.” For its part, Al-Mayadeen TV confirmed, quoting private sources, that “Qaani arrived in Baghdad yesterday, Sunday, after the recent events.” She added that “he met in Baghdad with the prime minister, political officials and other Iraqi figures, and during his meetings, he stressed that Iraq needs stability and the preservation of internal unity.” Ended 29/b 88
Shafaq News / The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced, on Monday, an agreement with Iraq to provide assistance in revealing those involved in the attempt to assassinate Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi.
This position comes a day after Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi announced that he had survived an assassination attempt after his house was bombed by drones, while the security authorities indicated that they had managed to shoot down two of three drones that targeted the Prime Minister’s home in the fortified Green Zone in the center of the capital, Baghdad.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said, in a weekly press conference, that “Iraq now does not need any mediation, and it has a government and it has good relations with Iran, which continues its assistance for the stability of Iraq.”
Khatibzadeh added, “What is important for Iran is the stability of Iraq, and we must wait for the results of investigations into the incident by Iraqi institutions to be revealed.”
And he stressed the need for everyone to unite and help uncover “the two leaders and culprits in this attempt,” considering at the same time the United States of America, as “the source of security chaos in Iraq.”
Shafaq News Agency learned, earlier on Monday, that the commander of the Quds Force in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Ismail Qaani, met with Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, in Baghdad, which he arrived unannounced yesterday evening, Sunday, and Qaani informed Al-Kazemi, that Tehran was not aware of this It was a process and that it did not know any party behind it, and it also offered assistance in the investigation of this matter.