Next week..a critical meeting to determine the rail link point between Iraq and Europe

political| 07:22 – 05/12/2021

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Baghdad – Mawazine News
The General Company for Railways announced, today, Sunday, its procedures for linking with Europe, while clarifying the details of the five-year plan.
The Director General of the Iraq Railways Company, Talib Jawad Al-Husseini, said that “the railways suffered great damage, especially in the liberated areas, from ISIS terrorist gangs.”
He explained, “The efforts of the engineering and technical staff restored the 66 km Baghdad-Fallujah line, as well as high coordination with the Governor of Anbar to rehabilitate the destroyed bridges, where the completion rate reached 70 percent, in addition to rehabilitating the Baghdad-Bayji line for the purpose of transporting oil derivatives from a refinery.” The steadfastness in Baiji, and the work included the Qayyarah refinery and Hammam Al-Alil,” noting that “the railways began constructing alternative railways at a temporary station after the Mosul train station was completely destroyed,” noting that “the line is currently ready for the movement of goods trains.”
He added, “There is high coordination with the Ministry of Transport assigning an international company after obtaining the approval of the Council of Ministers to study and prepare designs for the development of the railway network.”
And he indicated, “The railways are serious about the step of rail linking with Europe through Turkey, and there is a meeting at the end of this month with the Turkish technical and engineering staff, in addition to the staff of the Kurdistan region, for the purpose of determining the connection point with Turkey,” explaining that “this project comes in conjunction with the start of establishing a port. Big Faw”.
He added, “The General Company for Railways recently imported 210 out of 250 tankers for the purpose of putting them into service to transport oil derivatives,” calling on “the Ministry of Oil to encourage national transportation on the railways and conclude contracts for the transportation of oil derivatives.”
He pointed out that “the five-year plan for railways is subject to obtaining financial allocations, and includes the implementation of the suspension train project that connects Rusafa with Karkh, with a length of 22 km, as well as the Karbala – Musayyib – Najaf – Samawah project, the arc line, which aims to transport passengers’ goods within the middle Euphrates and append it.” In the south, center and north, as well as the suspended train project between the governorates of Najaf and Karbala, for transporting passengers.

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Al-Amiri to Shafak News: We will abide by the decision of the Federal Court, even if we are subjected to injustice

politicsFederal Supreme CourtHadi Al-AmriIraqi elections 2021-12-05 08:48A-AA+

Shafaq News/ Head of Al-Fateh Alliance Hadi Al-Amiri confirmed on Sunday that Al-Fateh Alliance will abide by the Federal Court’s decision regarding the lawsuit to cancel the election results, even if the alliance was subjected to “injustice”.

Al-Amiri told Shafak News Agency, “We have submitted evidence, documents, and the report of the German company to the Federal Supreme Court confirming the manipulation of the results of the parliamentary elections, and we hope that the court’s decision will be in our favour.” 

He added, “We are the protectors of a state and we want a state, and we will abide by the law and the decision that will be issued by the Federal Court, even if we are subjected to injustice in it, we will abide by it.”

And earlier today, Sunday, the Federal Court, the highest judicial authority in the country, set the 13th of this month as the date to consider a claim to annul the results of the Iraqi elections submitted by the head of the “Al-Fatah” coalition, Secretary-General of the “Badr Organization” Hadi Al-Amiri.

A source told Shafak News Agency, “The Federal Court sets the 13th of this month as the date to consider the evidence and documents related to the claim to cancel the election results.”

A spokesman for the Al-Fateh Alliance, Ahmed Al-Asadi, said that “the Federal Supreme Court today examined several lawsuits regarding the results and the election law,” noting that “the lawsuits filed for falsifying the election results were based on the report of the German examiner company Hensoldt.”

For his part, a member of the Al-Fateh Alliance, Muhammad Al-Ghabban, said: “The Federal Court will use experts to follow up on the details of the report of the German Examining Company.”

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The Federal Court sets a date to consider the evidence related to the lawsuit to cancel the election results

political| 12:40 – 05/12/2021

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Baghdad – Mawazine News
The Federal Supreme Court has set, on Sunday, a date to consider the lawsuit submitted to cancel the results of the early legislative elections that were held on the tenth of last October.
A judicial source said in an interview with Mawazine News that “the Federal Supreme Court decided to set the 13th of this month as the date to consider the documents and evidence presented in the lawsuit calling for the annulment of the results of the early legislative elections.” Ended 29/A 4

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