Baghdad – Mawazine News The US Embassy in Baghdad recalled the anniversary of the victory over the terrorist Daesh in Iraq. “Today we celebrate the official anniversary of the territorial defeat of ISIS four years ago on December 10, which resulted in the liberation of more than 8 million Iraqis and Syrians who previously lived under its control,” the embassy said in a statement. And she added, “On this day, we remember the lives that were lost under the occupation of ISIS, honor the sacrifices of everyone who struggled to liberate Iraq from its grip, and congratulate the Iraqi security forces, including the Peshmerga, for the exceptional progress made in fighting ISIS remnants. As our friends look forward to With our Iraqi partners toward building a stable, prosperous, democratic, and unified Iraq, the United States remains deeply committed to our multifaceted strategic partnership.
Baghdad – Mawazine News , Finance Minister Ali Abdul Amir Allawi announced the adoption of modern tax collection systems, while noting that Iraq’s participation in the Expo opens new horizons and stimulates talent. Allawi’s office stated in a statement, “On the occasion of the Iraqi National Day, Ali Abdul-Amir Allawi, Deputy Prime Minister / Minister of Finance, opened the Iraqi pavilion at Expo 2020 in the United Arab Emirates, and the Iraqi delegation included the Minister of Trade, the Governor of the Central Bank, the Chairman of the Investment Authority, a number of ministerial agents and advisors to the President Ministers.” Allawi said, “The government program and sustainable development plan aimed at investing in people, modern technology and work institutions to create added values has become the main cause of poverty and epidemics, reducing disparities in living standards, climatic changes and water pollution. Therefore, it is necessary to work seriously to sustain life in our country and ensure that society enjoys peace.” and prosperity by 2030 through public-private partnerships. Allawi added that the reform white paper was launched to correct structural distortions in the economy, the labor market, and in financial and monetary policies, and during its second year, despite the challenges, it achieved impressive results, which is to overcome the financial collapse and global indebtedness and achieve a cash surplus that will be a base for starting towards addressing the deterioration that affected the productive economic sectors. . He pointed out that “the reform paper stressed the need to rebuild all sectors and in various fields, whether leadership, administrative, humanitarian and personal. Technological skills occupied a large part of the government’s concerns, such as digitization and automation of systems and the application of the ASYCUDA system, which is one of the modern systems to strengthen reform measures to improve the performance of financial institutions, including the collection customs taxes at ports and border crossings. ” He added that” our participation in this platform civilization in Dubai for the year 2021 provides us with many opportunities to take advantage of science and technology outputs , and artificial intelligence in particular and open up new horizons in the world of economy, education , and stimulate talent and entrepreneurship Ended 29 / h
Shafaq News/ On Friday, the United States of America affirmed its commitment to the multifaceted strategic partnership with Iraq.
The US Embassy in Iraq said in a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, “Today we celebrate the official anniversary of the territorial defeat of ISIS four years ago on the 10th of December, which resulted in the liberation of more than 8 million Iraqis and Syrians who were previously living under its control.”
“On this day, we remember the lives that were lost under the occupation of ISIS, and honor the sacrifices of everyone who struggled to liberate Iraq from its grip,” she added, congratulating the “Iraqi security forces, including the Peshmerga, for the exceptional progress made in fighting ISIS remnants.”
“As our Iraqi friends and partners look toward building a stable, prosperous, democratic, and united Iraq, the United States remains deeply committed to our multifaceted strategic partnership,” the embassy continued.
Baghdad – Mawazine News , the caretaker Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, on Friday, congratulated the Iraqis and the security forces on the fourth anniversary of the victory over ISIS terrorist gangs. Al-Kazemi said in a tweet to him on the Twitter platform, which was reviewed by Mawazine News, that he “congratulates our people and our heroic security forces on the fourth anniversary of declaring victory over ISIS terrorist gangs, peace to the pure blood that liberated the land and united the Iraqis and achieved victory,” noting that “we will not We tolerate those who try to destabilize the security of our citizens and hijack their dignity, and we will continue the momentum of victory over this obscurantist organization and uprooting its roots.” Ended 29/A 4
Shafaq News/ The Progress Alliance, led by Muhammad al-Halbousi, renewed on Friday its adherence to renewing the mandate of its president as an electoral entitlement that resulted from the results of the elections that took place last October.
The leader of the coalition, Fahd Al-Rashed, told Shafak News Agency, “The parliament presidency will not depart from the Alliance of Progress, as it comes second within the official hierarchy according to the election results announced by the Electoral Commission.” some independent representatives.
Al-Rashed added: “We have received explicit requests from independent representatives of their desire to join (Progress), and most of them hail from the western (Sunni) regions,” noting that “the matter does not stop at that, there are Shiite and Kurdish MPs who do not belong to any current or party. Joining the Al-Halbousi coalition, and it will be announced officially after the Federal Court’s approval of the results.”
He explained that “all the political and popular Sunni parties believe that (Al-Halbousi) is the right man to head the parliament, as he has proven successful in this during his administration of the previous session, as well as the desire of the political parties (Shia and Kurds) to restore confidence again in the person of Al-Halbousi in the presidency of the new parliament, and this does not mean quotas as much as it is an electoral entitlement.”
Regarding the nomination of Sunni candidates from outside the parliament, Al-Rashed stressed, “It is the right of any winning party in the elections to present its candidate for the position stipulated within the political custom of the Sunnis, and therefore the issue of granting confidence by the representatives and political forces to the candidate closest or most suitable in implementing the program remains. The national government,” adding, “We, as progress, have no candidate for the presidency of Parliament except (Al-Halbousi).”
The winning candidate from the Progress Alliance hinted at the possibility of forming a united Sunni front to negotiate with the winning parties to form the government, saying, “Everything is possible, but matters remain subject to the approval of the Federal Court on the election results, so that the separation of political negotiations to form the government begins according to national standards capable of implementing programs that advance country and meet the street’s desire for positive change.”
Regarding the Azm Alliance’s announcement of the joining of five political forces to the Khanjar alliance to become 34 seats, Al-Rashed stressed that “expanding the base of alliances is a healthy condition, and every list or political entity has the right to join or enter into an alliance with the parties it desires.”
Yesterday, Thursday, in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, a new political alliance was announced, headed by the leader of the “Azm” alliance, Khamis al-Khanjar, and it includes five political forces, namely: Azm Alliance, the Mass Party bloc, the Hasm 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, who spoke during a press conference held in the capital, Baghdad, which was 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 Sunni areas in Iraq.
Shafaq News/ The Joint Operations Command, the highest military authority in the Iraqi army, stated on Friday that the last fighting force of the international anti-ISIS coalition led by the United States of America will leave the country in the coming days, denying that any of them will remain on Iraqi soil.
The commander of the US Central Command, General Frank McKenzie, had said in a press statement that Washington would keep the current 2,500 troops in Iraq, warning of an increase in terrorist attacks.
A statement issued by the joint operations, apparently in response to McKenzie’s statements, stated that “we confirm that the combat forces of the international coalition will leave Iraq completely before the end of this month, and we deny what was issued by some media outlets regarding the survival of these forces.”
The statement added, “It has been agreed between Iraq and the United States, in accordance with the principles of the strategic dialogue and the outcomes of the recent technical team meetings, to transfer members of the coalition with a combat role outside Iraq and to officially announce the end of combat missions, and coalition personnel will be present in Iraq to provide support, advice and empowerment to the Iraqi security forces.”
And the joint operations went on in its statement, “Most of these forces have already left, and the rest will be evacuated in the coming days, and there will be a group of advisers to replace the previous forces, in order to support our security forces.”
“We reaffirm again what was issued yesterday’s statement on the outcomes of the last round of the strategic dialogue, that the presence and work of the advisers will be exclusively in accordance with Iraqi sovereignty and international laws and norms,” the statement added.
On Thursday, National Security Adviser Qassem al-Araji announced the “officially” end of the combat missions of the international coalition forces in Iraq.
Al-Araji said, in a tweet through his official account on the Twitter platform, “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,” noting that “the relationship will continue with the International Coalition in the field of training.” counseling and empowerment.
For his part, the head of the Security Media Cell, Major General Saad Maan, said that the international coalition will completely finish its combat missions before the end of this year, explaining that cooperation in the field of training will continue with the international coalition.
Maan added that members of the coalition will be in the country at the invitation of the Iraqi government, indicating that the presence of the international coalition will be in accordance with what preserves Iraqi sovereignty.
On Wednesday, US President Joe Biden said that there will be no US forces on combat missions in Iraq after December 31, 2021.
Earlier, the Iraqi Joint Operations Command confirmed that there was no intention to postpone the date of the withdrawal of US combat forces from the country.
Iraq and the United States agreed last July to withdraw all American combat forces from Iraq by the end of this year.
Armed Shiite factions threaten to wage “decisive battles” on the night of the 31st of next month if US forces do not withdraw from the country they entered in 2003.