Barzani and al-Sadr agree on a step prior to forming a government

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Shafaq News/ The head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Masoud Barzani, and the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, stressed on Thursday the need to activate serious dialogue regarding future alliances to ensure the interests of Iraq and its people.

A statement issued by Al-Sadr’s office, received by Shafaq News Agency, said that Al-Sadr received an important phone call from Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani, and they discussed the need to communicate for the interests of Iraq and the people.

He added that the two sides “agreed to activate serious dialogue regarding future alliances in a way that guarantees the interests of the country and the people who are waiting for the ratification of the election results to restore their prestige and dignity and provide a comfortable life.”

During the past days, the Kurdistan Region witnessed the influx of many delegations of Shiite and Sunni political blocs to discuss with Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani about the mechanism of forming the next federal government.

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Al-Kazemi: We defeated ISIS militarily and morally without compromising democracy

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Shafaq News/ The caretaker prime minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, affirmed on Thursday that the emerging democracy in Iraq faced the challenge of the brutal terrorism that tried to impose its will, pointing out that the defeat of terrorism took place militarily and morally without excessive democracy.

This came in a speech delivered by Al-Kazemi, during his participation in the opening of the “Leaders for Democracy” summit, which was held via closed circuit television, according to a statement issued by his media office and received by Shafak News Agency.

Al-Kazemi reviewed, in his speech, according to the statement, “Iraq’s position and its approach that adheres to democracy as an ideal means to achieve good governance,” stressing that “the emerging democracy in Iraq faced the challenge of the brutal terrorism that tried to impose its will, but the people defeated the terrorism of ISIS and others militarily and morally, without neglecting the idea of ​​democracy.” “.

Al-Kazemi called on the leaders of the summit to “develop a broader perspective on democracy that is associated with joint international action, and includes support for sustainable development in developing countries in particular.”

The work of the summit witnessed a discussion of the democratic reality at the world level, a number of special issues in this regard, and ways to strengthen democratic governance mechanisms. It also witnessed an exchange of views between the participating leaders, and a review of the most important challenges facing the civilized world and ways to address them.

The summit, which opened this morning, via closed-circuit television, was hosted by US President Joe Biden, with the participation of leaders and representatives of more than one hundred countries.

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The first comment from the Al-Halbousi alliance on the joining of Sunni forces to the dagger

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Shafaq News/ The “Progress” alliance led by Muhammad al-Halbousi commented on Thursday on the formation of a new political group that includes Sunni forces within the umbrella of the “Azm” alliance led by Khamis al-Khanjar.

A spokesman for “Progress, Yahya al-Muhammadi, said in a statement received by Shafak News Agency, “We have followed the formation of the (Azm) alliance, and as we congratulate them and praise them, we hope that the new formation will be a step towards achieving the aspirations and interests of the masses.”

Al-Mohammadi hoped that the new alliance would be a step “to spread stability as an alternative to convulsions and crises, and a factor in accelerating the completion of the necessary arrangements for electoral benefits.”

Today, Thursday, in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, a new political alliance was announced, headed by the leader of the “Azm” alliance, Khamis al-Khanjar.

The alliance includes five political forces, namely: Azm Alliance, the Mass Party bloc, the Hassm Movement for Reform, deputies from the National Contract Bloc, and the Arab Alliance in Kirkuk.

According to the leader of the “Azm” coalition, Salem Al-Issawi, during a press conference held in the capital, Baghdad, and attended by Shafak News Agency correspondent, this coalition includes 34 winning candidates in the legislative elections that took place last October, noting that this coalition represents the Sunni regions. in Iraq.

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Al-Kazemi participates in the “Leaders for Democracy” summit .. Biden hosted via the Internet

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Al-Kazemi participates in the “Leaders for Democracy” summit .. Biden hosted via the Internet

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On Thursday, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi participated in the opening of the Leaders Summit for Democracy.  

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A statement by Al-Kazemi’s office said, “Nass” received a copy of it, (December 9, 2021), that “Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi participated in the opening of the Leaders for Democracy Summit, which was held via closed circuit television, and hosted by US President Joe Biden.”

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Formation of a new alliance comprising five Iraqi political forces, designating al-Khanjar as its leader and authorizing him to negotiate

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Shafaq News/ Today, Thursday, a new political alliance was announced in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, headed by the leader of the “Azm” alliance, Khamis al-Khanjar.

The alliance includes five political forces, namely: Azm Alliance, the Mass Party bloc, the Hassm Movement for Reform, deputies from the National Contract Bloc, and the Arab Alliance in Kirkuk.

According to the leader of the Al-Azm Alliance, Salem Al-Issawi, during a press conference held in the capital, Baghdad, and attended by Shafak News Agency correspondent, this alliance includes 34 winning candidates in the legislative elections that took place last October.

He added that this alliance represents the Sunni regions in Iraq, explaining that this alliance will have a core mission to seek to establish a true partnership in the management of power and the state, not just formal participation through positions, and to reconsider the adopted policies that led to the monopoly of political, security, and economic decisions, And the resulting crises and problems.

Yea Al-Issawi continued by saying that the new coalition assigned Khamis al-Khanjar to be the sole and official negotiator in expressing the final decision of the coalition with regard to negotiations and agreements, and with regard to political alliances, naming the three presidencies and forming the new Iraqi government.

The international coalition announces the date for the exit of all its combat forces from Iraq – urgent

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Baghdad today – Baghdad
Today, Thursday, the international coalition led by the United States of America announced the date for the exit of all its combat forces from Iraq.
And the Security Media Cell stated, in a statement received (Baghdad Today), that “National Security Adviser Qassem Al-Araji, received in Baghdad a meeting between the Iraqi Military Technical Committee headed by the Deputy Commander of Joint Operations Lieutenant-General Abdul Amir Al-Shamri and its counterpart in the coalition forces headed by the Commander of the Al-Azm Operations Forces.” Steel in Iraq Major General John Brennan (USA), and in the presence of his deputy, Brigadier General Karl Harris (UK), Director of the Interagency and Civil Environment Department, Brigadier General Vincent Coste (France), and Director of the Office of Security Cooperation at the US Embassy, ​​Brigadier General Keith Phillips. The meeting was also attended by Commander The NATO Mission in Iraq, Lieutenant-General Michael Lullsgaard (Denmark).

The statement added: “The deputy chief of staff of the Iraqi army, the commanders of weapons (land – air – air defense – army aviation – the navy), the director of military intelligence and the representative of the Ministry of Peshmerga, who presented a list arranged in order of priorities for institutional cooperation that the Iraqi security forces, the coalition and the NATO mission are planning, also attended. NATO to jointly focus on it over the next 24 months.

 He pointed out that “Major General John Brennan offered that, in light of the recent transfers of personnel and equipment outside Iraq, the coalition will complete the process of moving to non-combat missions before the end of this year, according to what was agreed upon.”

Al-Araji stressed, “Cooperation will continue between the Iraqi forces and the international coalition in terms of advice, assistance and empowerment, and he congratulated the assembled parties on the near completion of the transition process earlier than planned, and in accordance with the principles of the strategic dialogue.”

The parties participating in the meeting affirmed their “mutual commitment to continuous cooperation”, clearly defining “how the coalition will continue to support the operations led by the Iraqi security forces.”

In addition, the joint operations commands and the international coalition discussed the lessons learned from the recent successful operations against ISIS.
And he continued: “Finally, the meeting discussed ways in which the Iraqi security forces can coordinate and focus the support provided by the coalition forces and the NATO mission to develop the institutional and operational capabilities of the Iraqi security forces.”

According to the statement, the assembled parties reiterated: “The members of the international coalition will be present at the invitation of the Iraqi government to provide advice, assistance and empowerment to the Iraqi forces in achieving their goals to protect the Iraqi people and eliminate ISIS, and that their presence will be exclusively in accordance with Iraqi sovereignty and international laws and norms. The Iraqi government reiterated its commitment to protect members of the international coalition and the NATO mission in Iraq . ”

The gathered parties also reaffirmed their “plan to re-evaluate the progress made in this relationship on a quarterly basis, and within the framework of the Iraqi Security Coordination Group.”

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Washington stops the automatic deduction from Iraqi oil revenues to compensate Kuwait

Economie2021-12-09 | 05:16

Washington stops the automatic deduction from Iraqi oil revenues to compensate Kuwait

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The Chairman of the Committee of Financial Experts, Abdul Basit Turki, revealed today, Thursday, that the US Federal Reserve has stopped the automatic deduction from Iraqi oil revenues in favor of Kuwait’s compensation.

Turki said in an interview with Alsumaria News, “The Committee of Experts received a notification from the US Federal Bank to stop the deduction,” noting that “a final batch of Kuwait’s compensation amounting to 43 million dollars remains to be paid through the Central Bank of Iraq in one go, for Iraq to end these compensations in full, which It amounts to $52.38 billion.

And he indicated, “After that, Iraq will submit a request to the General Secretariat of the United Nations, requesting that it be removed from the provisions of Chapter VII of the UN Charter.” Turki called for “the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the concerned authorities to move to urge the formulation of a draft resolution that includes removing Iraq from the provisions of Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations completely.” The Iraqi government intends to pay the last batch of compensation for the Kuwait war, before the end of this year, after depositing, the day before yesterday (Tuesday), more than 207 million US dollars, with the US Federal Reserve, in preparation for removing Iraq from Chapter VII.
The UN Compensation Committee was formed in 1991, obligated Baghdad to pay $ 52.4 billion in compensation to individuals, companies, governmental organizations and others who incurred losses resulting directly from the invasion of Kuwait. Iraq stopped making payments in 2014 during the war on ISIS, which controlled large parts of the country, but resumed payments in 2018.

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Washington extends Iraq’s exemption to import electricity from Iran for 120 days

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An American newspaper reported that the United States decided to extend Iraq’s exemption to import electricity from Iran for 120 days, while the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity says that it has not received any notice of this so far.

The Washington Free Beacon reported that the Biden administration had quietly waived sanctions against Iran to allow it to sell electricity to Iraq, according to a non-public notification, which was submitted to Congress as nuclear talks between the United States and Tehran resumed.

The timing of the waiver notice, which was signed on November 19 but not sent to Congress until November 29, the day nuclear negotiations resumed, prompted accusations that the Biden administration was making concessions to Tehran to generate goodwill as the talks aimed to secure the renewal of a copy From the 2015 nuclear deal restarted after a months-long standoff.

During the months-long pause, Tehran increased its nuclear program, including uranium enrichment and the installation of advanced nuclear centrifuges. 

A senior congressional source familiar with the matter said that the delay in referring the waiver to Congress indicates that the administration is sensitive to the idea of ​​threatening sanctions once negotiations resume.

Richard Goldberg, the former director of countering Iran’s weapons of mass destruction on Trump’s White House National Security Council, told the newspaper that the latest electricity waiver amounted to a “Chanuka’s worn-out gift” to Iran.

Goldberg, now a senior advisor to the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, added, “This is just another unfortunate example of showing weakness and respect at a time when the United States needs to build influence and project strength. If the concession was to be renewed in Iraq’s relations, it should have been sent and announced before it arrived in Vienna.” For a long time. It’s just a scream of despair.”

In turn, spokesman for the Ministry of Electricity, Ahmed Moussa, said, “The ministry has not received any official notification to extend the import of electricity from Iran,” according to Rudaw.

Moussa believes, “On the basis of this extension, it was built on the fact that Iraq is continuing to diversify its energy sources by exploiting the fuel plan and rehabilitating gas fields, as well as by adopting solar energy projects.”

Iran insists that the United States rescind all economic sanctions imposed by the Trump administration, a demand the Biden administration says it is willing to meet. 

The sanctions waiver gives Iran another 120 days to sell electricity to Iraq without facing sanctions, an arrangement that has generated income for Tehran.

The State Department asserts in the waiver that Iranian electricity sales to Iraq remain “in the national security interests of the United States.” 

According to the exemption, Iraq’s failure to reduce its dependence on Iranian electricity made it necessary for the United States to waive sanctions to enable these sales.

A spokesman for the US State Department confirmed that the waiver was issued, and said it was aimed at helping ensure Iraq’s ability to generate energy.

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Al-Araji: We officially announce the end of the combat missions of the coalition forces and their withdrawal from Iraq

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Al-Araji: We officially announce the end of the combat missions of the coalition forces and their withdrawal from Iraq

{Umniah: Al-Furat News} National Security Adviser Qassem Al-Araji announced on Thursday that the combat missions of the coalition forces have officially ended and their withdrawal from Iraq 

Al-Araji said in a tweet on Twitter seen by {Euphrates News}, “Today we ended the last round of dialogue with the international coalition, which we started last year, to officially announce the end of the combat missions of the coalition forces and their withdrawal from Iraq, and the relationship with the international coalition will continue in the field of training, advice and empowerment.” .

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