Al-Sadr expresses readiness to defend Iraq

Iraq NewsMuqtada Al-Sadr 2022-01-22 14:46A-AA+

Shafaq News/ On Saturday, the leader of the Sadrist Movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, ordered the Peace Companies (Saraya Al-Salam) to be well prepared to deter any potential danger.

Al-Sadr said on Twitter, “The terrorist enemy spread rumors, so if you are coming, we are ready, but some parties are exaggerating to spread fear, terror, and sectarianism among the Iraqi people so that the people say they are the protector of the land.”

“The Peace Brigades must be ready, along with the security forces, to deter any potential danger, and the government must empower the capabilities of the Iraqi army, which has the responsibility to protect Iraq and the people.”

Saraya al-Salam is the military wing of the Sadrist Movement led by the Shiite Cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr; it was basically responsible for securing the Samarra district, which includes the shrine of two of the 12 revered Shi’ite imams.

It is a 2014 revival of the Mahdi Army that was created Muqtada al-Sadr in June 2003 and disbanded in 2008.


The Sadrist bloc: We will win the presidency with “comfort” with our Kurdish and Sunni partners

politicsthoracic massgovernment formation 2022-01-22 13:27A-AA+

Shafaq News/ An informed source in the Sadrist bloc confirmed, on Saturday, that strategic alliances with Sunni and Kurdish partners are able to win the three presidencies and pass them comfortably, noting that the announcement of the formation of the new government will be soon if the Kurds agree on the candidate for the presidency.

The source told Shafaq News Agency, “The Sadrist bloc and its partners possess the required number of votes needed to form the government, and the political movement for its formation is proceeding in full swing, and as soon as the Kurdish forces agree on their candidate for the presidency, we will be very close to announcing the nomination of the candidate to head the government and its formation.”

He explained that “the Federal Court will issue a logical decision commensurate with the data presented to it, and therefore its decisions will be decisive, as all of this will not affect our strategic alliances with partners who support the program of a national majority government.”

He added, “Also, the issue of forming a government is progressing in full swing, and that the Sadrist bloc, being the largest because it has the largest number of parliamentary seats, has the right to nominate or put forward a candidate for prime minister, and thus the ball remains within the Sadrist bloc’s arena regarding that.”

The source added that “there are political parties trying to play the role of mediator to revive the Shiite house again, but this will not happen unless all the political forces affiliated with the strategic framework secure the government program that it seeks to implement to bring about a legislative revolution that guarantees the activation of service and investment projects that achieve the interests of Iraqis exclusively, as well as Advancement of economic and health aspects, as previous parliamentary sessions were almost suspended for these bills.

He added that “the pivotal point of contention between the Sadrist bloc and the coordination framework lies in the mechanism for naming the prime minister, as the framework seeks to be consensual, while the Sadrist bloc insists that he be a candidate for a national majority government, not consensual.”

He pointed out that “the movement between the partners is proceeding smoothly and that once the Kurdish brothers agree on their candidate for the presidency, the process of forming the government will be completed after the Sadrist bloc’s candidate for prime minister has been proposed, and all the procedures in this have been completed and there is little change in the presidency of Parliament and its belongings, as we can say in a more precise sense that Announcing the final formation of the Iraqi government is just around the corner.”

The court had postponed the deciding session on the legitimacy of the election of the presidency of the House of Representatives, to the twenty-fifth of this month.

And the court decided to stop the work of the Presidency of the House of Representatives elected in the first session of the House of Representatives until two lawsuits regarding the legality of the session are resolved.

The decision comes after two lawsuits filed by MP Basem Khashan and his colleague Mahmoud Daoud regarding the first session and its “illegality

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Saleh and Al-Kazemi stress the importance of uniting national forces and initiating constitutional entitlements

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Saleh and Al-Kazemi stress the importance of uniting national forces and initiating constitutional entitlements

{Politics: Al Furat News} The Presidents of the Republic, Barham Salih, discussed today, Saturday, with Mustafa Al-Kazemi and the Council of Ministers the overall general situation in the country. 

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And the presidential statement, which {Euphrates News} received a copy of, stated: “During the meeting, it was emphasized the importance of protecting the security and stability of citizens, pursuing ISIS remnants, cutting the way for its criminal attempts to target the security of citizens, and providing all support to the security forces in carrying out their important tasks.”

He added, “The importance of uniting national forces in order to achieve security and stability, initiate national constitutional entitlements, and focus on meeting citizens’ needs and aspirations for a free and dignified life.”

Today, a decisive meeting on the file of the Presidency of the Republic

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Special – Mawazine News
, the former representative of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Sherwan Mirza, confirmed on Saturday that a joint meeting was held today between the President of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Bafel Talabani, and the head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani, to resolve the issue of the Presidency of the Republic.

In an interview with Mawazine News, Mirza said, “The meeting will discuss how to solve this file, and after the meeting, a joint meeting will be held between the two political offices of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Democratic Party.”

He added, “Today’s meetings are to discuss and resolve differences between the two parties, and the National Union candidate, Barham Salih, is still there, and that file of naming will be discussed.”

It is noteworthy that the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan nominated the current president, Barham Salih, to occupy his position for a second term, while the Kurdistan Democratic Party nominated Hoshyar Zebari, a leader in the party. Ended 29/N33

The low exchange rate of the dollar against the Iraqi dinar in Baghdad

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The low exchange rate of the dollar against the Iraqi dinar in Baghdad

{Economic: Al Furat News} The exchange rates of the US dollar fell against the Iraqi dinar, on Saturday, on the main stock exchange in the capital, Baghdad. 

The Central Kifah and Al-Harithiya Stock Exchange in Baghdad recorded this morning 148000 Iraqi dinars for 100 US dollars.

Last Thursday, prices were recorded at 148,100 Iraqi dinars, compared to 100 US dollars.

Buying and selling prices have stabilized in banking shops in the local markets in Baghdad, where the selling price amounted to 148,500 Iraqi dinars per 100 US dollars, while the purchase prices amounted to 147,500 Iraqi dinars per 100 US dollars.

Tomorrow.. The launch of the Iraq Clean Energy Forum

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Tomorrow.. The launch of the Iraq Clean Energy Forum

{Economic: Al Furat News} Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar announced, today, Saturday, the start of the work of the Iraq Clean Energy Forum tomorrow. 

Abdul-Jabbar said in a statement, “The forum comes within Iraq’s direction to support all initiatives and efforts to gradually shift from traditional energy to clean and renewable energy.”

He added that “the projects will be carried out in cooperation between national companies and international companies specialized in this field.”

He pointed out that “the forum is an important step that aims to see and learn about the latest experiences and practical applications in this field.”

Al-Maliki: Continuing talks between the framework and the current in order to form the next government


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Al-Maliki said in a press statement, which was monitored by The Independent, that “political discussions are continuing between the political forces and it is not possible to stay in the middle of the road at all, especially between Shiite forces.”

He added that “the Sunni forces, specifically the Alliance of Progress, won the presidency of the parliament by about 37 seats after its alliance with a group of forces, as well as the Kurds, who will obtain the presidency of the republic, so it will stop for a bloc such as the coordination framework that is intended to be marginalized.”

Al-Maliki indicated that “the framework continues to open channels of talks with the Sadrist movement and will never impose on it the choice of the opposition, but rather it is a voluntary choice for any political bloc.”

Al-Kazemi directs an urgent investigation into the great accident

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01/21/2022 14:53

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Baghdad / Obelisk: The Prime Minister directed the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, on Friday, January 21, 2022, to conduct an urgent investigation into the terrorist incident in Al-Azim district, Diyala.

The spokesman for the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Major General Yahya Rasoul, said in a statement that “Al-Kazemi directed an urgent investigation into the terrorist incident that resulted in the death of 11 fighters, including an officer from the 1st Company in the 2nd Infantry Brigade of the 1st Division of the Iraqi army in the Umm al-Karami area in the Azim district in the province. Diyala”.

He added, “The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces has ordered to adhere to the highest levels of preparedness to defeat the plans of terrorist groups, to carry out major operations in the areas used by members of the terrorist organization ISIS, and to move quickly to inflict just retribution against the terrorists who committed this cowardly act and pursue them wherever they are.”

And he continued, “Al-Kazemi confirmed that these cowardly terrorist acts will increase the armed forces’ determination to pursue the pockets of the insidious ISIS organization and eradicate its remnants from everywhere on the land of Iraq.”