America and Britain: The “green events” cannot be allowed to happen again, and Iraq needs to form a government

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 2022-09-28 12:09A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The American and British governments recalled, on Wednesday, the third anniversary of the “October Revolution”, and while they stressed that they would not allow the recurrence of the Green Zone events and armed clashes, they indicated that the only legitimate way to achieve reform is through constructive and comprehensive dialogue.

The US embassy said in a statement published on its official Facebook account and seen by Shafak News Agency, “With the approaching third anniversary of the October protest revolution in 2019, and nearly a year after the formation of the government after the recent early elections, the governments of the United Kingdom and the United States of America express expressing their solidarity with the Iraqi people and their support for their quest for democratic reform.

She added, “We are concerned that after several months of internal negotiations, Iraq is still without a government empowered to address the economic and governance turmoil that in turn ignited the Tishreen protest movement, which prompted early elections.”

The embassy continued, “The path to reform cannot be paved through violence, and the violence we witnessed on August 29 and 30 cannot be allowed to recur. The only legitimate way to achieve reform and form a government that responds to people’s needs is through constructive and inclusive dialogue.”

She called on all parties to “engage in a peaceful, legal and inclusive process with the aim of forming a government with full powers that can improve services, create job opportunities, enhance national unity and make the political system work better for all Iraqis.”

And she concluded, “In the end, this is an Iraqi affair. How to get out of this political impasse is up to the Iraqis only. But as friends, we urge all Iraqi parties to respect state institutions and allow them to work peacefully and effectively and reform the system so that it is fully accountable to the Iraqi people.”

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The US State Department issues a statement regarding the Iranian bombing of Kurdistan Region

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 2022-09-28 11:05A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The United States condemned, on Wednesday, Iran’s use of ballistic missiles and drone attacks on the Kurdistan Region, describing it as an “unjustified violation of Iraq’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.”

And the Iranian Revolutionary Guards said earlier, today, Wednesday, that it had fired missiles and drones at targets for militants in the Kurdistan Region, where an official said that nine people were killed.

“Furthermore, we also deplore comments by the Iranian government threatening further attacks on Iraq,” the State Department said in a statement.

In recent days, Iranian strikes have targeted border posts in Iraqi Kurdistan, north of Erbil, more than once, without causing noticeable damage.

These strikes come in the context of tension in Iran. Where there have been daily night demonstrations since the death of the young woman, Mahsa Amini, in mid-September, after she was arrested by the morality police in Tehran.

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Rocket shelling hits the fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad

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 2022-09-28 07:57A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The surroundings of the fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad were subjected to missile strikes today, Wednesday, and the damage caused by a distance was unknown.

Shafak News Agency correspondent said that a mortar shell fell a short while ago in the vicinity of the Iraqi parliament, while the proceedings of the election session for the first deputy speaker of the parliament to succeed the resigned from the Sadrist movement, Hakim al-Zamili.

He added that a number of parliament members rushed to leave the parliament building immediately after the bombing, noting that two members of the security services were slightly injured and a number of cars were damaged as a result of a missile fall.

Meanwhile, an official security source told Shafaq News Agency that three mortar shells fell in the vicinity of the Green Zone.

He indicated that one of the shells fell near the body of the Unknown Soldier.

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Al-Sadr’s Minister calls for the signing of an agreement not to participate in the upcoming elections, including the current parties

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 2022-09-28 07:13A-AA+

Shafaq News/ A close associate of the leader of the Sadrist movement Muqtada al-Sadr, nicknamed “Minister of the Leader” Saleh Muhammad al-Iraqi, called on Saturday, not to participate in all political parties, including the same movement, in the upcoming elections and the formation of the government.

Al-Iraqi said in a tweet followed by Shafak News Agency, that “there is more important than dissolving parliament and holding early elections, and the most important is: the non-participation of all parties and personalities that have participated in the political process since the US occupation in 2003 and to this day, with all its details, leaders, ministers, employees and special degrees affiliated with it.” For the parties, but absolutely, including the Sadrist movement.. I say that with full mouth.

He added, “This is in exchange for all the initiatives that some are seeking, including the United Nations, and I am grateful, and I am ready, within a maximum period of 72 hours, to sign an agreement that includes this, from now.”

Al-Iraqi continued, “It is not said that this is achieved after the upcoming elections, nor that it be achieved in a bloody manner, and if this is not achieved, then there is no room for reform, and therefore there is no need for me to interfere with what is happening in the future, neither by tweeting nor by anything else.”

The political process has witnessed a stifling support since the results of the last elections in October 2021 until now, which is more than ten months, as the Sadrist movement insists on forming the government before it without the participation of Shiite political parties in this, and on the other hand, the comprehensive coordination framework of Shiite forces stands Other Sunni and Kurdish blocs and independent representatives are in an anti-Sadr camp, where they stick to choosing a candidate from the largest Shiite blocs to form the government.

On July 30, the crisis reached its climax, when supporters of the Sadrist movement stormed the Green Zone and the House of Representatives, in which they have been camping so far, in refusal to nominate the coordinating framework, Muhammad Shia al-Sudani, to head the government.

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The Federal Court rejects the appeal submitted that the resignation of the Sadrist MPs is invalid

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 2022-09-28 06:52A-AA+

Shafaq News/ Today, Wednesday, the Federal Supreme Court rejected the appeal submitted that the resignation of the Sadrist movement’s deputies from the Iraqi parliament was invalid.

An informed source told Shafaq News Agency, “The Federal Supreme Court rejected the appeal submitted that the resignation of the Sadrist bloc’s deputies was invalid due to the lack of public interest of the plaintiffs, after it was filed by Lawyer Diaa Al-Din, God’s mercy against Parliament Speaker Muhammad Al-Halbousi / in addition to his job regarding accepting the resignation Deputies of the Sadrist bloc in the Iraqi parliament.

On September 4, 2022, Iraqi lawyer Zia al-Din Rahmatullah al-Budairi revealed the secrets of the lawsuit he had filed to challenge the resignation of the Sadrist bloc’s deputies, noting that Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi was unique in his decision when he signed those resignations, noting that “the public interest called him to file a legal case.” To appeal the decision of the resignation of 73 deputies from the Sadrist bloc, as the constitution was written in the name of the Iraqis and its official preamble confirms this,” considering that “any departure from the constitution is considered a transgression and a violation of the rights of Iraqis.”

A number of deputies and leaders in the Sadrist bloc denied their relationship to the lawsuit submitted to the Federal Court to appeal the acceptance of the resignation of deputies of the Sadrist bloc.

A judicial source informed Shafak News Agency; On September 4, 2022, the Federal Supreme Court received a lawsuit to challenge the acceptance of the resignations of the Sadrist bloc deputies by the Presidency of the House of Representatives (in No. 181 / Federal / 2022), and he explained that “the Federal Court set the date for the first session to consider the case on September 28 this year.

On June 13, 2022, al-Sadr instructed the Sadrist bloc’s deputies in the Iraqi parliament to hand over their resignations to the speaker of the parliament, Muhammad al-Halbousi, while he thanked his allies in the “Save the Homeland” coalition and informed them that they were “resolved.”

Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi signed the resignations of the Sadrist bloc’s deputies, in the presence of the parliamentary bloc’s leader, Hassan al-Adhari, and then commented, “Their resignations took place reluctantly,” referring to efforts made to dissuade al-Sadr from this step.

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The Iraqi Foreign Ministry condemns the bombing of Kurdistan and threatens Iran with the “highest diplomatic positions”

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 2022-09-28 06:49A-AA+

Shafaq News/ Today, Wednesday, the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the Iranian bombing of four areas in the Kurdistan Region, while threatening to resort to the “highest diplomatic positions” to not repeat the bombing.

The ministry said in a statement received by Shafaq News Agency that it “condemns in the strongest terms the artillery and missile targeting by the Iranian side, coinciding with the use of twenty drones carrying explosive materials, which affected four areas in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and caused a number of dead and wounded.”

The Foreign Ministry described the bombing as “a dangerous development that threatens the security and sovereignty of Iraq, and multiplies the effects of fear and terror on the safe civilians,” noting that “these unilateral and provocative actions complicate the security scene and cast a shadow over the region and will only contribute to more tension.”

And the Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicated that it “closely follows the developments of the successive bombing, and reiterates the Iraqi government’s rejection of any military logic to confront the security challenges,” stressing that it “will depend on everything to ensure that this is not repeated and with the highest diplomatic positions.”

A local source had reported, today, Wednesday, the renewed Iranian bombardment of areas in the Koysanjaq district of the Erbil governorate, after the opposition Iranian Kurdistan Freedom Party announced, earlier today, that the Iranian bombing that targeted their headquarters in Koysinjaq district had killed at least five people. While dozens were injured.

Meanwhile, the director of Koysanjaq district health, Sherwan Jalal, said that the district hospital received two dead and 12 wounded as a result of the Iranian bombing.

The Minister of Health of the Kurdistan Region, Saman Al-Barzanji, directed a large number of ambulances to Kosanjak district, while the Governor of Erbil, Omid Khoshnaw, directed all relief organizations to enter a state of alert to rescue the injured.

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Al-Araji to Shafak News: I will invest my relationship with Al-Sadr to solve the political crisis and calm the street

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 2022-09-28 06:47A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The Iraqi National Security Adviser, Qassem al-Araji, said on Wednesday that he will work to invest the relationship that binds him with the leader of the Sadrist movement to solve the political crisis in the country and calm the street.

Al-Araji said in an exclusive statement to Shafaq News Agency, “Mr. Al-Sadr is a great patriotic figure and he always works to calm the street.”

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The Iraqi parliament renews confidence in its president and rejects his resignation from office

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 2022-09-28 06:42A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The Iraqi parliament voted, on Wednesday, to renew confidence in Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi with a vote of 222 deputies rejecting his resignation from his post.

Al-Halbousi’s media office said that the total number of voters reached 235, indicating that the number of those who approved the resignation was 13.

Shakhwan Abdullah, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, inaugurated earlier today the session devoted to voting on the decision of the resignation of Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi or not, as well as electing a first vice president.

The Council’s media department said in a statement, that it was decided to hold the session after completing the quorum for it, with the attendance of 235 members of the Council.

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The Iraqi parliament renews confidence in its president and rejects his resignation from office

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 2022-09-28 06:42A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The Iraqi parliament voted, on Wednesday, to renew confidence in Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi with a vote of 222 deputies rejecting his resignation from his post.

Al-Halbousi’s media office said that the total number of voters reached 235, indicating that the number of those who approved the resignation was 13.

Shakhwan Abdullah, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, inaugurated earlier today the session devoted to voting on the decision of the resignation of Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi or not, as well as electing a first vice president.

The Council’s media department said in a statement, that it was decided to hold the session after completing the quorum for it, with the attendance of 235 members of the Council.

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