The coordination framework forms a negotiating team to negotiate with all political forces

536 Policy  2022/07/28 23:46 
Baghdad today – Baghdad 
The coordination framework decided, on Thursday, to form a negotiating team to discuss with all political forces regarding the formation of the government and the completion of the constitutional entitlements, this comes a day after the Sadrist movement’s supporters stormed the parliament building.   

The framework said in a statement, “The coordination framework held a meeting today, Thursday, 7/28-2022, as part of its continuous series of meetings to consult on the political issue of Iraq.”  

He added, “This meeting resulted in the formation of a negotiating team to discuss with all political forces regarding the formation of the government and the completion of the constitutional entitlements.”  

He pointed out that “the team will start its dialogue rounds tomorrow, Friday.”

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An expanded security meeting headed by Al-Kazemi discusses the Sadrist demonstrations

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 2022-07-28 13:38A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The Prime Minister, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mustafa Al-Kazemi chaired today, Thursday, an expanded meeting that brought together the security leaders of the armed forces.

The meeting discussed the course of what happened during the demonstrations yesterday in the Green Zone, and the mechanism for protecting demonstrations to ensure that peaceful demonstrators are not attacked, according to a statement by his office.

Al-Kazemi stressed that the government is committed to its duty to maintain security, ensure social peace, and protect public and private institutions, and diplomatic missions.

The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces reiterated that the security services perform their role in accordance with the law; To protect government institutions and international missions, and to prevent any attempt to disturb security and public order.

The meeting comes after a movement and calls within the Sadrist movement published on social media, threatening to storm the House of Representatives again if the coordination framework insists on the nomination of Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani for the position of prime minister, or a session of Parliament is held next week.

Yesterday, Wednesday, hundreds of al-Sadr’s supporters stormed the Iraqi parliament building in the Green Zone, in protest against the coordination framework’s move to form a government and push a candidate from the Dawa Party led by al-Maliki.

Al-Sadr had hinted on more than one occasion to stand in the way of forming a government in accordance with the principle of quotas adopted since 2003.

Al-Sadr withdrew from the political process, after months of tug-of-war with the coordination framework to form a government according to the majority principle, which he confronted in alliance with the Kurdistan Democratic Party and a Sunni political coalition that brought together Muhammad al-Halbousi and Khamis al-Khanjar.

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The US State Department: We are committed to supporting a strong and stable Iraq and building our strategic partnership with it

314 Policy  2022/07/28 22:29 
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On Thursday, the US State Department affirmed her country’s commitment to supporting Iraq and building a strategic partnership away from interference in its affairs. 

 The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that it was “committed, committed to supporting a strong and stable Iraq and building our strategic partnership with it. We do not interfere in its internal policies.” 

She added, “We are communicating with our European allies about a new draft understanding to revive the nuclear agreement, and we have given them our response

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Kurdistan Democratic Party: The position of the President of the Republic has been resolved in a consensual manner, which may be announced in the coming hours

Kurdistan Democratic Party: The position of the President of the Republic has been resolved in a consensual manner, which may be announced in the coming hours

Baghdad / Obelisk: The Kurdistan Democratic Party confirmed, 07/28/2022, that an agreement with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan regarding the position of President of the Republic is near.

The leader of the party, Mahdi Abdul Karim, said that a decisive meeting is being held between the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Fuad Hussein, and the head of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Bafel Talabani, to resolve the position of the President of the Republic and things are heading towards a solution.

He went on to say that the two parties reached an agreement on resolving the position of the President of the Republic in a consensual manner is very possible, and he might announce that in the coming hours.

He stressed that the results of the meeting of Hussein and Talabani will determine this position.

A member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Rebin Salam, said that the meeting held between the President of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Bafel Talabani, and the leader of the Democratic Party, Fouad Hussein, had not officially announced its results.

He added that so far, the Kurdistan Democratic Party adheres to the candidacy of Reber Ahmed for the presidency, and rejects the candidacy of Barham Salih for the position.

الديمقراطي الكردستاني: حسم منصب رئيس الجمهورية بشكل توافقي قد يعلن خلال الساعات المقبلة

The dagger to the owners: We will not join you with a government unless these conditions are met

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 2022-07-28 14:13A-AA+

 Shafaq News/ The head of the Sovereignty Alliance, Khamis al-Khanjar, informed the Shiite Coordinating Framework Alliance, on Thursday, that the Sovereignty’s deputies would not attend the next parliament session until after meeting a number of conditions.

Al-Khanjar said in a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, that the Sovereignty’s representatives will not attend the next session, unless a “binding agreement and an official signature on the paper of the Sovereignty Alliance, guaranteeing the rights and demands of its audience, as well as after agreeing with the Kurdistan Democratic Party and ensuring its political entitlements.”

He stressed the need to “find a comprehensive national understanding before entering into any details related to the shape of the next government or its entitlements,” stressing the importance of including “the coordination framework initiative real steps to demonstrate goodwill with everyone, and respect for the orientations of the Sadrist movement.”

The head of the Sovereignty Alliance, Khamis al-Khanjar, concluded his statement by noting that “the logic of exclusivity will only bring more instability and chaos to Iraq.”

A short while ago, the Presidency of the Iraqi Council of Representatives denied setting a date for the election session of the President of the Republic, stressing that what was published about setting it next Saturday is not true.

Some political blocs and deputies had announced in earlier times that next Saturday, the House of Representatives would hold a session to elect the President of the Republic, who in turn would ensure the largest parliamentary bloc to form the government.

Earlier today, a leading source in the coordination framework that includes Shiite forces except for the Sadrist movement told Shafaq News Agency; “There is fear among the leadership of the coordination framework of holding a session to elect the president of the republic and assigning the framework candidate, Muhammad Shiaa al-Sudani, to form the government, for fear of storming the parliament by supporters of the Sadrist movement, as happened yesterday, Wednesday.”

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Al-Amiri and Talabani discuss accelerating the formation of the government

political| 08:44 – 07/28/2022

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Baghdad – Mawazine News 
, Head of Al-Fateh Alliance Hadi Al-Amiri and head of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Bafel Talabani, stressed today, Thursday, the need to continue dialogues and understandings to reach realistic results. 
Al-Amiri’s office said in a statement that Mawazine News received a copy of it, that “Al-Amiri received in his office today in the capital, Baghdad, the President of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Paval Talabani.” 
He added, “The two sides discussed the latest developments in the political situation and the speedy formation of the government, stressing the need to continue dialogues and understandings to reach realistic, acceptable results that adopt constitutional frameworks.” Ended 29 / h

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The Secretary-General of the United Nations calls for “restraint” in Iraq

  • Time: 07/28/2022 20:52:21
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The Secretary-General of the United Nations calls for "restraint" in Iraq

  {International: Al Furat News} United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Thursday evening for “restraint” in Iraq.

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And news websites quoted Guterres as stressing the “necessity to maintain peaceful demonstrations in Iraq,” calling on “the security services to exercise restraint.”

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Al-Fateh Alliance invites the Sadrist movement to dialogue and clarify its demands after storming Al-Khadra

974 Policy  2022/07/28 13:24 
Today, Thursday, Baghdad, 

a member of the Al-Fateh Alliance, Fadel Al-Fatlawi, called on the Sadrist movement to clarify its demands after storming the Green Zone and the parliament building. 

Al-Fatlawi told (Baghdad Today), “The Sadrist movement is a key actor in the political process, even if it withdrew from it and is able to move the street, so it must clarify what it wants in the next stage in terms of dissolving parliament, dissolving the government, or nominating a certain personality for prime minister.” He stressed that “all these issues can be resolved by sitting around the negotiating table.” 

He added, “If the situation remains as it is today and the state of distrust, this matter will reflect negatively on the general situation of the country, and we will not witness any progress in all areas, but on the contrary, there will be a deterioration, which is not desired by everyone.” 

Earlier on Wednesday, a number of demonstrators stormed the parliament building inside the Green Zone.

And organized earlier, supporters of the Sadrist movement, demonstrations in front of the Green Zone, rejecting the nomination of Muhammad al-Sudani for prime minister.
The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, had called on the demonstrators to pray two units of prayer and return to their homes safely.

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MOHAMMED AL-SUDANI SAYS HE WILL NOT WITHDRAW HIS NOMINATION FOR POST OF PRIME MINISTER OF IRAQ

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SULAIMANI — The Coordination Framework’s candidate for the position of prime minister of Iraq, Mohammed Shia al-Sudani, said on Thursday (July 28) he will not withdraw his nomination and stated it was his responsibility to save the nation.

Supporters of Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr entered Baghdad’s highly fortified Green Zone and into the parliament building on Wednesday in protest against the nomination of Sudani. 

Faris al-Faris, one of the leaders of the Azim Alliance, confirmed his party’s support for Sudani amid the demands for his withdrawal. 

“We support him because he succeeded in his previous duties,” Faris said. “We think his experience in running the government will be positive.”

The Sunni Muslim Azim Alliance discussed with the pro-Iran Coordination Framework ways to get past the political deadlock in the Iraqi parliament earlier this year. 

The pro-Iran Coordination Framework nominated Sudani as their candidate for prime minister on Monday following the withdrawal of the Sadrist Movement from parliament last month.

Residents of Baghdad and Sadr’s supporters said Sudani had several positions in government in the past and had not served the citizens of Iraq. Sudani had previously served as the governor of Maysan governorate and as the head of a number of ministries under former Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

A security source told local media that Green Zone’s security is now stable following the protests on Wednesday. The source said all gates to the area were open to the public. 

(NRT Digital Media)

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The United States hands over new equipment to the Peshmerga and affirms its commitment to continuing support (photos)

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 2022-07-28 06:58A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The US Consulate in Kurdistan Region announced today, Thursday, the continuation of cooperation and support for the Peshmerga forces. 

The consulate said in a statement received by Shafak News Agency; “The US forces are working closely with the Ministry of Peshmerga in the Kurdistan Region, in order to reassure the Peshmerga of the availability of the requirements to confront any threat from the terrorist organization ISIS.”

The statement added, “The Kurdistan Peshmerga forces received, yesterday, a new batch of military aid,” confirming the United States’ commitment to supporting the stability of the Kurdistan Region.

The United States hands over new equipment to the Peshmerga and affirms its commitment to continuing support (photos)
The United States hands over new equipment to the Peshmerga and affirms its commitment to continuing support (photos)
The United States hands over new equipment to the Peshmerga and affirms its commitment to continuing support (photos)
The United States hands over new equipment to the Peshmerga and affirms its commitment to continuing support (photos)
The United States hands over new equipment to the Peshmerga and affirms its commitment to continuing support (photos)
The United States hands over new equipment to the Peshmerga and affirms its commitment to continuing support (photos)

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