Iraq and Saudi Arabia sign an agreement to connect the Gulf and electricity supply

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 2022-07-15 18:08A-AA+

Shafaq News/ On Friday evening, Iraq and Saudi Arabia signed an agreement to provide electrical energy in a stable manner and at a reduced cost through the agreement with the Gulf Interconnection Authority.

A statement by the Office of the Iraqi Prime Minister stated that the agreement authorized the minister’s powers to manage the Ministry of Electricity on the Iraqi side, and the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Chairman of the Gulf Interconnection Board of Directors on the Saudi side, signed the agreement.

This agreement will create more reasons for the stability of the supply of electric power and the supply of the national grid, especially in the seasons that witness high demand.

A second agreement was also signed; It aims to supply Iraq with electric power from Saudi Arabia, and for the Iraqi national grid to become a hub for energy transmission between the continents of Asia and Europe. The agreement was signed by the Minister of Oil on the Iraqi side, and the Minister of Energy on the Saudi side.

These steps come on the eve of the Jeddah Security and Development Summit, which kicks off on Saturday, July 16, 2022, with the participation of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi at the head of a high-ranking government delegation.

Earlier, US President Joe Biden confirmed that the United States had concluded an agreement to link the Iraqi electricity grid to the network of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries through Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

Biden confirmed, from Jeddah, that the US administration discussed the security and military needs of Saudi Arabia to confront the threats.

He added that the Saudi authorities had agreed to extend the armistice in Yemen.

Biden added that the United States expects an increase in oil production in the coming weeks.

Biden said that he had held important talks with leaders in Saudi Arabia, noting that the Saudis had opened the skies to all tankers.

In a speech from Jeddah, he said, “We have accomplished a historic agreement to transform a hot spot in the heart of wars in the Middle East into a region of peace.

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The coordination framework issues statement No. 101: Parliament must meet within a week (Update)

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 2022-07-15 15:52A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The coordination framework, which includes all Shiite forces except for the Sadrist movement, called the Iraqi parliament to convene this week and elect a president of the republic.

A statement of the framework was received by Shafak News Agency; The coordination framework held its regular meeting No. 101 to discuss all political developments, especially the issue of forming the government and electing the President of the Republic. 

The statement added that the framework approved its permanent convening in an open and continuous session to choose the prime minister during the next few days, according to the mechanisms established by the framework for this.

According to the statement; The coordinating framework called on the Presidency of the House of Representatives to hold a session to elect the President of the Republic during this week for the purpose of completing the constitutional entitlements.

He renewed the call for the Kurdish parties to: intensify their dialogues and agree on the person of the President of the Republic or the mechanism of his selection, before holding the parliament session in order to speed up the completion of the requirements for forming the government and start implementing the steps of construction, reconstruction, services and others.

An informed political source told Shafak News Agency; Earlier today, Friday, “the coordination framework is holding a meeting at Al-Hakim’s house to discuss political developments.”

The source added; “The meeting will discuss what was mentioned in the sermon of Al-Sadr during the unified Friday prayer.”

Earlier on Friday, the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, renewed his call for dissolving the armed factions that operate outside the framework of the state, while stressing the need for “tested” political figures not to take positions in the next federal government.

This came in a Friday prayer sermon, read on his behalf by Sheikh Mahmoud Al-Jiashi, in the midst of a large crowd of worshipers who follow the Sadrist movement, in a unified prayer held in Al-Sadr City in the capital, Baghdad, at the invitation of Al-Sadr.

In the sermon Al-Sadr wrote in his own handwriting, Al-Jiashi said, “We are at a difficult and rugged crossroads, where there is a demand for the formation of the government by some whom we do not think well and whom we have tried previously.”

Al-Sadr called on those who opposed the formation of the government to get the rest of the occupation out through diplomatic and parliamentary means, saying: These are the rights of the people away from the occupation and the terms of the agreement with it.

The leader of the Sadrist movement also called on the Shiite political blocs to repent to God and to try their corrupt members before the judiciary.

He also said, “I am not a spokesman for the reference, and everyone knows that the reference has closed its door to all politicians without exception, and this in itself is an insult for Shiite politicians in particular, so I ask them to ask forgiveness from God first, and before the reference second.”

Al-Sadr continued, in his talk about those who oppose the formation of the government, that “most of them are not convinced that love of the homeland is part of faith, and their orientations have become external, and I ask them to put love of the homeland above anything else and to treat other countries reciprocally diplomatically, socially and economically.”

He pointed out that “it is not possible to form a strong Iraqi government with unrestrained weapons and unrestrained militias, so they must dissolve all factions, and if the occupier returns, we will all return.”

Al-Sadr, in his name and on behalf of the Popular Mobilization Forces, thanked the people of the Sunni areas liberated from the grip of ISIS, saying that “they accepted us as liberators, and without their cooperation, the usurped lands would not have been liberated. The Mujahideen among them, abandoning favoritism, keeping the crowd away from foreign interference, not engaging in sectarian and foreign wars, and keeping it away from politics and trade.”

In his sermon, Al-Sadr also touched on the formation of the next Iraqi government, saying, “Previously, we have all heard that the experimenter is not tried, and we added it to (Al-Shala’a Qulaa), so do not return the experimenter, for it continues with him. And the suffering of the people continues.

Al-Sadr stressed that “the Iraqi army and police must be respected and the militias’ attacks on them must be stopped, and the militias must be in charge of the rest of the formations and keep them away from the occupier and foreign interference.”

The leader of the Sadrist movement called for “taking care of the people of the liberated areas and keeping the militias away from them and the corrupt merchants, and that they be built in the hands of their people, and not to lose sight of the central and southern regions that have suffered greatly from a lack of services.”

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Biden: An agreement to connect the Iraqi electricity grid with the Gulf states

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 2022-07-15 16:16A-AA+

US President Joe Biden confirmed that the United States has concluded an agreement to link the Iraqi electricity grid to the grid of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries through Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

Biden confirmed, from Jeddah, that the US administration discussed the security and military needs of Saudi Arabia to confront the threats.

He added that the Saudi authorities had agreed to extend the armistice in Yemen.

Biden added that the United States expects an increase in oil production in the coming weeks.

Biden said that he had held important talks with leaders in Saudi Arabia, noting that the Saudis had opened the skies to all tankers.

In a speech from Jeddah, he said, “We have accomplished a historic agreement to transform a hot spot in the heart of wars in the Middle East into a region of peace.

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The framework meets and expectations for the selection of the candidate for prime minister

political| 09:16 – 15/07/2022

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Baghdad – Mawazine News
The coordination framework held a meeting at the home of the head of the National Wisdom Movement, Ammar al-Hakim, amid expectations that the candidate for prime minister would be resolved.
A source in the framework said in an interview with “Mawazine News” that “the framework held a new meeting at al-Hakim’s house.”
He added, “The meeting is to discuss the details of the nomination mechanism for the next prime minister, and there is a possibility to choose one of the candidates.” Ended 29 /

https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=199448

Al-Kazemi holds a closed meeting with the Saudi Crown Prince in Jeddah

political| 10:33 – 15/07/2022

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Baghdad – Mawazine News
, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi held, today, Friday, a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah.
A source accompanying the Iraqi delegation said, “Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi and the accompanying delegation held a closed meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah.”
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi arrived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to attend the Jeddah Summit. Ended

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Al-Kazemi before heading to Saudi Arabia: I hope the political parties take advantage of Al-Sadr’s initiative

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 2022-07-15 12:20A-AA+

Shafaq News/ On Friday, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi called on the political parties to invest in the initiative launched by the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, during the unified Friday prayer sermon.

This came during a press conference he held before heading to the Saudi city of Jeddah to participate in the Riyadh summit of the leaders of the Gulf states, in addition to Iraq, Egypt, Jordan and the United States of America.

“I hope the political parties will take advantage of the initiative launched by Mr. Al-Sadr,” Al-Kazemi said at the conference, which was monitored by Shafak News Agency.

With regard to the conference, Al-Kazemi indicated that “the Jeddah conference will discuss prospects for cooperation in energy and climate change files, and the issue of normalization will never be discussed,” noting that “there are attempts to confuse Iraq’s restoration of its role in the region.”

He stressed that “Iraq will not be today or tomorrow in any military axis or alliance, nor will it be a starting point for threatening any of the neighboring countries.”

Al-Kazemi pointed out that “Iraq’s policy is to zero problems and achieve balance in relations and moderation in dealing,” adding that “our motto is Iraq first, and we will continue with this approach to serve the Iraqi people.”

And he continued, “We will discuss with Biden the file of the strategic agreement in the aspects of health and the economy.”

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The coordination framework holds a meeting that may disclose the candidate for the presidency of the next government

Policy- 07-15-2022 05:29 PM – Read: 7166

Today, Friday, a well-informed political source said that the leaders of the coordination framework will meet tonight and may reveal the name of the candidate to head the next government. The source told Dijla, “A coalition is currently holding a meeting at its headquarters in preparation for the framework leaders’ meeting.” He added that “the ninth hour of this evening will witness a meeting of the leaders of the coordination framework,” and it is likely that the meeting will come out with one or two names of candidates to head the next government. Several deputies and members within the coordination framework alliances had confirmed that after the end of the Eid holiday, the formation of the government and its most prominent candidate would be announced.

https://www.dijlah.tv/index.php?page=article&id=312360

Al-Kazemi leaves Baghdad for Jeddah

  • Time: 07/15/2022 19:07:38
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Al-Kazemi leaves Baghdad for Jeddah

  {Political: Al Furat News} Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi left the land of Iraq shortly before heading to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia to participate in a Gulf summit in the presence and participation of the leaders of Iraq, Egypt and Jordan.

This summit aims to support and enhance efforts of continuous cooperation and coordination between countries in light of the current regional and international developments.

Al-Kazemi, in a press conference before leaving the country, reiterated Iraq’s firm position on the Palestinian issue, stressing that this position is not negotiable, while noting that the country will not be in any military axis or alliance.

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Biden is in Saudi Arabia today to attend Saturday’s summit with the participation of Iraq

  • Time: 07/15/2022 09:22:31
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Biden is in Saudi Arabia today to attend Saturday's summit with the participation of Iraq

  {International: Al Furat News} US President Joe Biden will visit Saudi Arabia today, where he will hold talks with King Salman bin Abdulaziz and his crown prince.

The talks dealt with aspects of cooperation between the two countries, and ways to confront the challenges facing the region and the world.

The schedule of the visit on its second day (tomorrow, Saturday) also includes attending a Gulf summit in the presence and participation of the leaders of Egypt, Jordan and Iraq, to ​​support and enhance efforts of cooperation and continuous coordination between partners in light of the current regional and international developments.

In this context, President Biden said, yesterday, Thursday, that the aim of his visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is to strengthen the joint relations between the two countries.

He added that the reason for his visit to the Kingdom is more than just observing American interests, pointing out that the visit is an opportunity to correct previous mistakes by withdrawing from the region.

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Al-Sadr calls for the dissolution of all factions and warns against the return of “the experimenter”: We do not want the return of “Speicher” and the sale of Iraq’s areas

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Shafaq News/ The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, renewed, on Friday, the dissolution of armed factions that operate outside the framework of the state, while stressing the need for “tested” political figures not to take positions in the next federal government.

This came in a Friday prayer sermon, read on his behalf by Sheikh Mahmoud Al-Jiashi, in the midst of a large crowd of worshipers who follow the Sadrist movement, in a unified prayer held in Al-Sadr City in the capital, Baghdad, at the invitation of Al-Sadr.

In the sermon Al-Sadr wrote in his own handwriting, Al-Jiashi said, “We are at a difficult and rugged crossroads, where there is a demand for the formation of the government by some whom we do not think well and whom we have tried previously.”

Al-Sadr called on those who opposed the formation of the government to get the rest of the occupation out through diplomatic and parliamentary means, saying: These are the rights of the people away from the occupation and the terms of the agreement with it.

The leader of the Sadrist movement also called on the Shiite political blocs to repent to God and to try their corrupt members before the judiciary.

He also said, “I am not a spokesman for the reference, and everyone knows that the reference has closed its door to all politicians without exception, and this in itself is an insult for Shiite politicians in particular, so I ask them to ask forgiveness from God first, and before the reference second.”

Al-Sadr continued, in his speech about those who oppose the formation of the government, that “most of them are not convinced that love of the homeland is part of faith, and their orientations have become external, and I ask them to put love of the homeland above anything else and to treat other countries reciprocally diplomatically, socially and economically.”

He pointed out that “it is not possible to form a strong Iraqi government with unrestrained weapons and unrestrained militias, so they must dissolve all factions, and if the occupier returns, we will all return.”

Al-Sadr, in his name and on behalf of the Popular Mobilization Forces, thanked the people of the Sunni areas liberated from the grip of ISIS, saying that “they accepted us as liberators, and without their cooperation, the usurped lands would not have been liberated. The Mujahideen among them, abandoning favoritism, keeping the crowd away from foreign interference, not engaging in sectarian and foreign wars, and keeping it away from politics and trade.”

In his sermon, Al-Sadr also touched on the formation of the next Iraqi government, saying, “Previously, we have all heard that the experimenter is not tried, and we added it to (Al-Shala’a Qulaa), so do not return the experimenter, for it continues with him. And the suffering of the people continues.

Al-Sadr stressed that “the Iraqi army and police must be respected and the militias’ attacks on them must be stopped, and the militias must be in charge of the rest of the formations and keep them away from the occupier and foreign interference.”

The leader of the Sadrist movement called for “taking care of the people of the liberated areas and keeping the militias away from them and the corrupt merchants, and that they be built in the hands of their people, and not to lose sight of the central and southern regions that have suffered greatly from a lack of services.”

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