YUS Senator Lindsey Graham stressed that Iraq is the most important strategic partner of the United States in the region. A statement by the US embassy in Baghdad said, in a statement received by Mawazine News, that “US Senator Lindsey Graham visited Iraq on the fourth and fifth of July to meet with senior Iraqi government officials and discuss political, economic, humanitarian and security cooperation with the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government.” He pointed out that “Senator Graham, accompanied by the US Ambassador to Iraq, Alina Romanowski, met in Baghdad on the fourth of July with Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, with Iraqi President Barham Salih, as well as with Speaker of Parliament Muhammad Al-Halbousi, and on the fifth of July, Senator Graham and Ambassador Romanowski met with President Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Mr. Nechirvan Barzani in Erbil. The statement continued, “In his meetings, Senator Graham expressed his support for the US strategic priorities in Iraq: promoting stability and economic growth, strengthening democracy and governance, and ensuring security and sovereignty.” The senator reiterated, according to the statement, “his country’s commitment to Iraq as one of the most important strategic partners of the United States in the region, and highlighted the importance of strengthening democracy in Iraq. He also reviewed the efforts of the United States to strengthen the relationship between the United States and Iraq under the Strategic Framework Agreement, including from Through humanitarian aid, stabilization, economic cooperation, anti-corruption efforts, human rights protection, women’s empowerment, and academic and cultural exchanges.” Ended 29/p. 87
Baghdad – Mawazine News , President of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Bafel Talabani, arrived in Baghdad. A political source told Mawazine News, “The President of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Bafel Talabani , arrived this evening in Baghdad.” He added, “This visit came to discuss forming the next government with the political blocs.” Ended 29 / p. 87
Representative of the State of Law coalition, Hussein Mardan, said today, Tuesday, that the government will be formed immediately after Eid al-Adha, and while he indicated that Nuri al-Maliki was not officially nominated for prime minister, he expected the success of the new government by 90%.
Mardan said during his speech to the twenty program broadcast by Alsumaria satellite channel, that “the coordinating framework does not cling to power and does not work to exclude a specific party,” noting that “the framework has not decided its candidate for prime minister until this moment.”
And regarding the presentation of Al-Maliki’s name to the presidency, he indicated that “Al-Maliki meets the specifications of the president in terms of courage, efficiency and experience, in addition to that he believes in Shi’ism,” stressing that despite that, “but he was not nominated.”Nouri al-MalikiOfficially, to the prime minister’s office,” he asked, “why is this fear of al-Maliki assuming this position?”
He added, “The new government will be formed after Eid al-Adha, and it will be strong and succeed by 90%.”
1,924 Policy 07/05/2022 14:45 Baghdad today – Baghdad The leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Abdul Salam Barwari, announced today, Tuesday, his refusal to nominate the head of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, for prime minister, describing his government as “dead.”
Berwari called in a statement to (Baghdad Today), “the coordinating framework not to nominate the leader of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, for the position, for fear of igniting the street with demonstrations.” The leader in the coordination framework, Turki Jadaan, confirmed earlier today, Tuesday, that more than 80% of the framework forces supported al-Maliki’s candidacy for prime minister.
Shafaq News/ A source in the Al-Fateh Alliance led by Hadi al-Amiri revealed this evening, Tuesday, that the latter will not participate in the new government unless a president is chosen for it who is accepted by the Kurds, Sunnis and the Sadrist movement, threatening to withdraw from the political process and join the camp of the movement’s leader Muqtada al-Sadr.
This comes in conjunction with the confirmation of a source in the coordination framework, that the name of the head of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, will be presented as a candidate for the position of prime minister during the next meeting of the framework and the forces allied with it.
The source told Shafaq News Agency, “The Secretary-General of the Badr Organization, the leader of the Al-Fateh Alliance, Hadi Al-Amiri informed the leadership of the coordination framework that he may not participate in forming the new government if the mechanism and specifications of the candidate for the position of Prime Minister are not agreed upon.”
And he indicated that “the Badr parliamentary bloc informed the framework leadership that one of the conditions that must be met by the coordination framework candidate for the position of prime minister, is that he be accepted by the Sunni and Kurdish political blocs, especially the Sadrist movement, despite their withdrawal from the political process.”
The source added, “The Badr bloc, which has 16 deputies out of 34 in the Al-Fateh Alliance, may join the Sadrist movement and withdraw from the political process if the General Authority for the Coordination Framework does not agree on the personality of the prime minister.”
Earlier today, a source in the coordination framework told Shafak News Agency, “It is hoped that the leaders of the coordination framework will hold an important meeting in the coming days to discuss a number of files, including naming candidates for the presidency of the next government, where (Al-Maliki) will be presented as an official candidate. For the position within the corridors of the framework, in addition to submitting other names from the same Shiite alliance, and thus the leader of the state of law officially enters the list of competition for the government, and that objections to the latter are almost non-existent now.
He pointed out that “the meeting to be held will include registering the names and signatures of the deputies who are part of the framework to form the largest parliamentary bloc to ensure the holding of a parliamentary session with a full quorum after the end of the Eid al-Adha holiday to announce the largest bloc, in addition to electing the President of the Republic, where the matter was discussed with the Kurdish leaders to resolve their candidate for the presidency.” .
Since the Sadrist bloc’s representatives submitted their resignations from the Iraqi Council of Representatives and the withdrawal of the Sadrist movement’s leader Muqtada al-Sadr from the political process, the coordinating framework has addressed the task of forming the new government and entered into internal negotiations and dialogues with other political forces, but until now it has not been officially announced that understandings have been reached between the two parties. The blocs lead to the formation of the government.
Special – Mawazine News , the Kurdistan Democratic Party responded, on Tuesday, to the decisions of the coordination framework that were issued after a meeting yesterday at the home of the leader of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, regarding the selection of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan candidate for the post of President of the Republic. Democratic Party member Wafaa Karim said in an exclusive interview with Mawazine News Agency, that the coordinating framework is committed to humanitarian commitments with the National Union, as they met before the resignation of the Sadrist movement’s deputies and formed the blocking third of Parliament, but al-Sadr’s last tweet divided the framework into two parts. He added that the first section is consistent with the tweet because they believe that without the blessing of the Sadrist movement, no government can succeed, and this section will open the National Union by replacing its candidate. He continued, as for the other section, who represent the state of law, they will maintain their agreement on supporting the candidate of the National Union in all cases without changing the name. He added that after the Eid holiday there will be a meeting between the PYD and the Democratic Party to resolve this issue. Karim pointed out that some decisions are tantamount to feeling the pulse. Yesterday, Monday, the coordination framework called on the Kurdish forces to resolve the presidential candidate. The framework statement said, “Mawazine News” received a copy of it, that “the coordination framework held its periodic meeting this evening, in the presence of all the leaders and heads of the political blocs affiliated with it, and during the meeting, many developments in the political arena were reviewed, and the latest developments and issues related to the procedures for forming the largest parliamentary bloc and the work of The committees recently formed by the framework related to the ongoing dialogues with the political forces, preparing the government program that meets the aspirations of the Iraqi people, defining criteria and mechanisms for selecting the prime minister and ministers in proportion to the importance and sensitivity of the stage, and setting decisive times for that. The participants stressed, according to the statement, “the importance of stabilizing the political process through the formation of a harmonious government capable of meeting the demands of all Iraqis without exception.” The leaders of the framework called on the Kurdish forces to “unify their efforts and work to resolve the presidential candidate for the purpose of completing the rest of the constitutional benefits.” Ended 29/R77
Shafaq News/ A source in the coordination framework said, on Tuesday, that the framework will officially present the name of the head of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, as a candidate for the position of prime minister during the next meeting of the framework and the forces allied with it.
The source told Shafaq News Agency, “It is hoped that the leaders of the coordination framework will hold an important meeting in the coming days to discuss a number of files, including the nomination of candidates for the presidency of the next government, where (Al-Maliki) will be presented as an official candidate for the position within the corridors of the framework, in addition to submitting other names from The same Shiite alliance, and thus the leader of the state of law officially enters the list of competition for the government, and that the objections to the latter are almost non-existent now.
He pointed out that “the meeting to be held will include registering the names and signatures of the deputies involved in the framework to form the largest parliamentary bloc to ensure that a parliamentary session with a full quorum is held after the end of the Eid holiday to announce the largest bloc in addition to the election of the President of the Republic, where the matter was discussed with the Kurdish leaders to resolve their candidate for the presidency.”
The source added that “the political movement within the framework is very accelerating to form a strong government capable of meeting the requirements of the Iraqi street in general.”
The leader of the State of Law coalition, Muhammad al-Sihoud, told Shafaq News earlier, “The last meeting of the State of Law coalition, in which it was agreed to nominate the leader of the coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, for the position of Prime Minister, according to the criteria and mechanism proposed by the coordinating framework in the personality of the candidate for the position Prime Minister”.
Al-Sihoud explained, “The Al-Fateh bloc has not submitted any candidate so far, and we are waiting for the opening of the nomination door from within the largest parliamentary bloc represented by Shiite deputies, so that the candidate will be elected within the bloc, as happened in 2005 when the United Iraqi Alliance opened the door for nomination for all From Ibrahim Al-Jaafari, Adel Abdul-Mahdi and Ahmed Chalabi, so that Al-Jaafari will be elected and win the elections.
Since the Sadrist bloc’s representatives submitted their resignations from the Iraqi Council of Representatives and the withdrawal of the Sadrist movement’s leader Muqtada al-Sadr from the political process, the coordinating framework has addressed the task of forming the new government and entered into internal negotiations and dialogues with other political forces, but until now no formal announcements have been made about reaching understandings between the two parties. The blocs lead to the formation of the government.
Shafaq News/ Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani met today, Tuesday, well-known US Senator Lindsey Graham and his accompanying delegation.
The delegation includes: Alina Romanowski, the US ambassador to Iraq, General John Brennan, commander of the international coalition forces, and a number of diplomats and senior American officers.
A statement issued by the Presidency of the Region stated that, during a meeting, they discussed the situation in Iraq and the political process in the country, the latest developments in the war on terrorism, Erbil-Baghdad relations and dialogue to solve problems between them, the situation in Syria and the Kurdish issue in it.
The statement added that the two sides stressed the importance of maintaining security and stability in the region and agreed that the threat of terrorism and the re-emergence of ISIS is a real threat to the security and stability of Iraq and Syria.
President Nechirvan Barzani stressed that the key to stability and solving Iraq’s problems is solving the problems of Erbil-Baghdad through dialogue and in accordance with the constitution.
The relations of Iraq and the Kurdistan Region with neighboring countries and countries in the region, the latest developments in the situation in the region in general, and a set of issues of common concern, formed other axes of the meeting, according to the statement.