We have an understanding with the Sadrist movement.” The Kurdistan Democratic Party clarifies its position on the alliance with the Shiite blocs

886 Policy  12/13/2021 19:02ak  
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Today, Monday, a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Saleh Omar, confirmed that his party has a rapprochement with the Sadrist movement, but it has not reached the stage of agreement.
In an interview with (Baghdad Today), Omar said that “the Democratic Party and its delegation, which is currently in Baghdad, have not decided on the alliance with the various Shiite blocs.”

He added, “We have an understanding with the Sadrist movement, but it has not reached the stage of agreement and is still in the initial dialogue stage, but we hope the Shiite blocs will resolve their issue quickly.”



America confirms its commitment: Baghdad and Erbil can count on us to end ISIS

KurdistanKurdistan RegionNechirvan BarzaniBrett McGurk 2021-12-13 10:36A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The Coordinator for Middle East and African Affairs in the US National Security Council Brett McGurk reiterated on Monday that the United States of America will continue its support for Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, stressing that Erbil and Baghdad can rely on Washington for the final elimination of ISIS.

A statement by the Presidency of the Kurdistan Region received by Shafaq News Agency stated that the President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, received McGurk in Erbil and described his visit to Iraq and the Kurdistan Region as important, and stressed that “at a time when America is changing the tasks of its forces and the international coalition, affirming its continued commitment to supporting Iraq and the region important message”.

The statement added, “During the meeting, which was attended by the US Ambassador to Iraq and the US Consul General in Erbil, several issues were discussed, including the elections and their results, expectations for the future of the political process in Iraq, dialogues between the Iraqi parties, efforts to form the new federal government, security, military and economic conditions in the country, ISIS attacks, and coordination between The Peshmerga, the army, relations between Erbil and Baghdad, the Iraqi-American strategic dialogue, and opportunities for developing relations between the two sides. 

He pointed out that “the two sides were in agreement in the opinion that ISIS is a real danger and that Iraq still needs the continued support of the international coalition to confront and defeat it, explaining that cooperation and coordination between the Iraqi forces and parties is important in order to be able to form a comprehensive government in the country that responds to the demands of Iraqi citizens and protects security and stability in it.” “.

The statement noted that “the internal conditions of the Kurdistan Region, relations between Iraq and the countries of the region and the world, the situation in the region, the latest developments in Syria, the issue of the Kurds in it, and a number of other issues of common interest are other axes in the meeting.”


The Sadrist bloc discusses with the Kurdistan Democratic delegation the possibility of forming a national government

by Moahmad EditorIraq news2 Hours ago

The Sadrist Negotiating Committee discussed with the delegation of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, issues related to bilateral understandings in an effort to form a national government.

This came today, Monday (December 13, 2021), when the negotiating committee headed by the head of the Sadrist bloc, Hassan al-Adhari, received the delegation of the Kurdistan Democratic Party headed by Hoshyar Zebari, at the headquarters of the political body of the Sadrist movement in the capital, Baghdad.

According to a statement by the political body of the movement, the head of the Sadrist Negotiating Committee stressed the importance of “changing the course of the political process, leaving the language of quotas and distributing positions and wealth among the blocs that led the country to the edge of the abyss.”

During the meeting, the two sides reviewed the most important issues related to bilateral understandings “in an effort to form a national government that meets the aspirations of the masses in a new phase that saves the country, preserves its sovereignty and guarantees its prestige and independence.” They also exchanged views on a number of issues that were discussed during the meeting.

Al-Adhari reiterated the Sadrist bloc’s position on forming a government of a “strong national majority” in cooperation with political blocs and parties, noting the need to “build solid understandings based on the foundations of unity, brotherhood and a common destiny among all nationalities and spectra of the Iraqi people.”

According to the statement, the head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party delegation, Hoshyar Zebari, confirmed that “the sons of the Sadrist movement are among the closest parties that the Kurds want to reach an understanding with about forming the next government.”

It is noteworthy that on November 5, 2021, the delegation of the Kurdistan Democratic Party also met with the political body of the Sadrist movement in Baghdad to hold talks on forming the government.

According to a statement by the political body, the two delegations discussed “the results of the elections and the electronic electoral experience that has proven its success since the fall of the previous regime in 2003.”

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Al-Halbousi and McGurk discuss ending the combat role of the international coalition forces in Iraq

political| 03:46 – 13/12/2021


Baghdad – Mawazine News
, President of the Progress Alliance, Muhammad al-Halbousi, received, in the presence of a number of coalition leaders, the Coordinator of the US National Security Council for the Middle East and North Africa Brett McGurk and his accompanying delegation.
Al-Halbousi’s office said in a statement that Mawazine News received a copy of it, that “during the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries, and ways to enhance continuous cooperation in the economic field and combating terrorism.”
He added, “The meeting discussed ending the combat role of the international coalition forces in Iraq and moving to the role of advice and empowerment in accordance with the principles of strategic dialogue, and supporting the Iraqi forces in facing the challenges of terrorism.” Ended 29 / h


The central bank reserves jump to 64 billion dollars, and an important US decision is awaited by Iraq

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The central bank reserves jump to 64 billion dollars, and an important US decision is awaited by Iraq

{Economic: Al Furat News} The Central Bank of Iraq’s foreign currency reserves rose. 

A senior source in the Central Bank of Iraq said, “The hard currency reserves at the US Federal Reserve rose to 64 billion dollars, due to the rise in the oil markets.”
The source also attributed the strengthening of the foreign monetary reserve to “some important measures taken by the government”, in reference to the measures related to fiscal and monetary policies included in the white paper.
The source commented on the possible US decision that “it will bring significant financial benefits to Iraq,” which was confirmed by the financial advisor to the Prime Minister, Mazhar Muhammad Salih.
Saleh said in a press statement that Iraq “will reap a great benefit in light of the new monetary policy of the United States of America, because the Central Bank of Iraq invests the least amount of its foreign reserves in the United States with the highest risks.”
Among the investments that Iraq is engaged in are short-term and interest-bearing assets, and these include “treasury bonds and bank deposits,” according to Saleh.
Saleh echoes his words, warning “against borrowing from the American market, because that will be very expensive, due to the high interest costs on loans.”
The inflation index in the major countries of the world constitutes an obsession that pushes them to motivate them to raise the dollar interest, and this is what the US Federal Reserve plans to do; Which decided the middle of next year, to raise interest rates on the dollar.
Those indicators drawn by those US data, the Iraqis read, are the increase in material returns and interests on Iraqi money, assets and bonds in America, most notably the hard currency reserves in Washington.

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The Federal Court postpones consideration of the case submitted regarding the election results to the 22nd of this month

political| 12:33 – 13/12/2021


Baghdad – Mawazine News,
the Federal Supreme Court postponed, today, Monday, the consideration of the lawsuit filed regarding the election results to a date later this month.
And a judicial source said in an interview with “Mawazine News”, “The Federal Court held its session today to consider the appeals submitted with the election results and demand their cancellation, and heard the pleading of the lawyer of the head of the Al-Fateh Alliance Hadi Al-Amiri, who filed a lawsuit earlier, calling for the elections to be canceled and to consider the appeals submitted with their results.” Noting that “the court decided to postpone the case to the 22nd of this month.” Ended 29/A 4