US Senator: The Kurds are our allies, and Iran’s attacks on the region are dangerous

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 2022-10-06 13:28A-AA+

Shafaq News/ On Thursday, US Senator Chris Van Hollen described the Iranian attacks on Kurdistan Region as a “dangerous development”, stressing the importance of the United States continuing to support “our Kurdish allies”, whom he described as “key partners”.

In an interview with the Kurdish service on “Voice of America” ​​radio, translated by Shafak News Agency, Houlin, who is also a Democratic member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, responded to a question about the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ bombing of areas in Kurdistan Region with missiles and drones, and how dangerous that is. On regional stability, he said, “Well, it’s a serious matter, and it’s a violation of Iraq’s sovereignty in terms of the Iranian government’s overstepping the border and attacking positions and people on the Iraqi side.”

“The Iraqi government and the United States have been very clear that these violations of sovereignty must end,” he said.

Iranian bombing and Turkish incursion

Hollin said that the Iranian regime “should only blame itself for the escalation of peaceful protests because of its suppression of the Iranian people, and should not try to export that to Iraq.”

He added that the United States should do everything in its power to protect Iraq’s sovereignty.

In response to a question regarding Turkish incursions and bombing as well, the US senator said that Turkish forces have been launching attacks for months in the regions of the region, where many innocent people were killed, adding, “Everyone outside Iraq must put an end to their violations of Iraq’s sovereignty. American forces are there at the invitation of the The government of Iraq, but these other external powers do not.”

On the targeting of the US consulate in Erbil with bombing and threats by Iranian-backed militias and what the United States must do in order to support its ally, the KRG, Hollin said, “The United States was doing two things, the first is to support the Iraqi government, where we now have the constant challenge in forming We are working with the parties to try to resolve that.”

“But we also need to continue to support our Kurdish allies, who have been a key partner in the fight against ISIS and others in the region who are malign actors,” the US senator added.

Hollin said that Washington “has provided continuous support and training to the Kurdish forces, but it is also clear in the context of supporting the Iraqi army in general.”

Iran protests

Regarding US President Joe Biden’s release on Monday of a statement about taking further action against perpetrators of violence in Iran, Hollin said, “I think what the Biden administration will continue to do is look for entities that are part of this network that is suppressing peaceful protests.” in such a brutal way.”

On Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and Iranian officials accusing the United States and Israel of plotting the ongoing protests in Iran, Hollin said, “This is laughable, and Iran has a habit of pointing fingers at others when they need to look in the mirror.”

He added, “These protests are a natural result of the absolute deprivation of people’s basic human rights. There is a regime that continues to suppress those human rights, in order to deprive women of basic freedoms, and therefore it is natural for there to be this kind of reaction from people seeking to be free.” .

The US senator added, “I think that the United States maintains an open line of communication with civil society inside Iran to the extent that we can communicate with civil society groups inside Iran.”

But he said, “If you’re asking me whether or not the administration should adopt a policy of public regime change, I think the administration is on the right track at the moment. And if you look at the situation on the ground, I think the Biden administration is responding as it should.”

 And whether the United States would help the Iranian people bring down this regime, Hollin said, “I personally would like to see this regime go. The question is how will things go? And if the Iranians want to do it themselves, that is the question they have to decide. But what The United States should be careful not to do it is to suggest that, for example, we will use our military or our power to try to replace the regime in Iran.”

On the impact of the Iranian protests on the position of many American representatives from both political parties who demanded that the Biden administration stop its talks with Iran in order to revive the nuclear agreement, Hollin said, “I do not support moving away from trying to reach a diplomatic solution that prevents Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon… The question is How to achieve this goal? There are those who would like to go to war in the region. But my view, and I am aware of President Biden’s view, is that we will all be better off if this goal is achieved peacefully.”

Iran’s role in Iraq

The US senator continued, saying, “Iran’s malign actions in Iraq are taking place now in the absence of the (nuclear) Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and their actions in Iraq have increased dramatically after President Donald Trump tore up the JCPOA, and Iran has become more aggressive in Iraq.”

The US senator concluded by recalling that in the middle of the Cold War, former President Ronald Reagan launched an “evil empire” on the Soviet Union, but he negotiated with Moscow an agreement to limit nuclear weapons, as at that time it was in our interest, and it is certainly in our interest to prevent Iran from Possession of a nuclear weapon, and it is in our interest to stand by the Iranian people and support them in their war against oppression.”

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The Central Bank: We will not print a currency higher than 50 thousand Iraqi dinars

political| 07:56 – 06/10/2022

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Baghdad – Mawazine News
, the Central Bank of Iraq confirmed, today, Thursday, that the new twenty thousand category will carry high security marks, and while he pointed out that there is no tendency to print a category higher than 50 thousand, he revealed that the volume of cash circulating in Iraq is 84 trillion dinars.
Central Bank Adviser Ihsan Shamran Al-Yasiri said that “the printing of the new 20,000 dinars denomination is part of the normal monetary practices of the Central Bank and within the framework of reconsidering the structure of the national banknote series.”
He added, “This category will be an intermediate currency structure and will be enhanced with high security marks from the latest globally, and will provide an addition to smaller denominations such as the five thousand and ten thousand.”
He added that “the denomination of twenty thousand will be of the (standard) size under which the denomination of fifty thousand was printed, and it will also bear Iraqi features, as was done in the currencies that preceded it,” noting that “there is no current trend to reprint the current currencies with new copies.”
In response to a question about the possibility of issuing higher categories, between Al-Yasiri, that “the 50 thousand category is sufficient at the present time for the upper limit of the Iraqi currency, which is a very strong and sober category and can be used for storage, savings and cash transactions.”
He pointed out that “the size of the monetary mass circulating in banks and the public currently ranges between 83-84 trillion Iraqi dinars, and the new issuance of the 20,000 denomination will not change much of the volume of circulation because it will enter into the existing liquidity.”
He stressed that “the printing of the new category will not affect the value of the Iraqi currency and will not cause inflation, and the issue of inflation is linked to economic policies and has nothing to do with monetary circulation.” Ended 29

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Al-Kazemi: Iraq needs a government and a budget

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 2022-10-06 03:31A-AA+

Shafaq News/ Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi stressed on Thursday the need for Iraq to form a new federal government, and to proceed with approving the country’s financial budget.

Al-Kazemi said in his speech during the foundation stone laying ceremony for the Iraqi-Jordanian electrical interconnection line project: “Laying the foundation stone for the Iraqi-Jordanian electrical interconnection project, let us devote the project of cooperation and partnership, and positive interaction with our surroundings, in the service of our country and our people.”

He added, “This exceptional effort of the employees of the Ministry of Electricity secures the path of energy exchange between Iraq and brotherly Jordan, which is a true reflection and translation of the policy of openness and cooperation.”

Al-Kazemi also confirmed, “We previously worked on the electrical connection with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf countries, and the agreement was signed at the Jeddah conference months ago.”

He also said: The world has changed, and the concepts of political and economic relations have changed in favor of development and cooperation, and this is what we do when we look for partners and cooperate with them to develop our country, and to secure the needs of all our people.

The caretaker prime minister pointed out that “this government, despite the difficult political conditions, the most difficult economic conditions, and the absence of a budget, has steadily proceeded in its vision, and has overcome many obstacles, and it continues to do so tirelessly.”

He added, “These circumstances and this obstruction must be resolved and must end, for the sake of Iraq and the Iraqis, and for the sake of building the state and its institutions.”

He stressed that the solution is to return to the dialogue and discussion table, put aside differences and speak honestly and honestly. Let’s come up with realistic solutions that end this political crisis,” stressing that “Iraq needs a government and a budget, and it is unacceptable for it to be absent for so long.”

Al-Kazemi described the current political crisis in the country as “a crisis of confidence, and it can only be restored or repaired through frank and constructive dialogue.”

He stated, “It is our destiny to understand, cooperate, meet and engage in dialogue. We are the people of one country, and it is our national and moral responsibility to preserve it and its capabilities, and bear full responsibility at this historic moment.”

The Prime Minister called on the governorates, the governorate officials to “assume their national and moral responsibilities. They have the powers to address any defect in accordance with the legal contexts and the directions provided to them.”

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Al-Sadr calls on Al-Kazemi to “rein in the Qais militias” and freeze the brigades in Iraq, with the exception of Samarra

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 2022-10-06 06:00A-AA+

Shafaq News/ A close associate of the leader of the Sadrist movement Muqtada al-Sadr, known as “the Minister of the Leader”, called on Thursday, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces to “rein in” Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq militias led by Qais Khazali, announcing at the same time the freezing of Saraya al-Salam, the military wing of the Sadrist movement in Regions and cities of Iraq, with the exception of Samarra District, Salah al-Din Governorate.

Saleh Muhammad Al-Iraqi said in a tweet on Twitter, which was followed by Shafak News Agency; “The commander of the armed forces must rein in the insolent Qais militias and their ilk, as they know nothing but terrorism, money and power.”

The Minister of Commander added, “In our turn, and to stave off sedition in Basra province, we announce the freezing of all armed factions, if any, including the Peace Brigades, and the prohibition of the use of weapons in all provinces except for (Salah al-Din: (Samarra and its environs) or according to the directives of the current commander-in-chief of the armed forces.”

And Saleh Muhammad al-Iraqi added, “Because of him, we will announce other measures later. Intimidation and frightening of civilians is forbidden and forbidden, and internal fighting is forbidden and forbidden.”

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Al-Sadr calls on Al-Kazemi to “rein in the Qais militias” and freeze the brigades in Iraq, with the exception of Samarra

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 2022-10-06 06:00A-AA+

Shafaq News/ A close associate of the leader of the Sadrist movement Muqtada al-Sadr, known as “the Minister of the Leader”, called on Thursday, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces to “rein in” Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq militias led by Qais Khazali, announcing at the same time the freezing of Saraya al-Salam, the military wing of the Sadrist movement in Regions and cities of Iraq, with the exception of Samarra District, Salah al-Din Governorate.

Saleh Muhammad Al-Iraqi said in a tweet on Twitter, which was followed by Shafak News Agency; “The commander of the armed forces must rein in the insolent Qais militias and their ilk, as they know nothing but terrorism, money and power.”

The Minister of Commander added, “In our turn, and to stave off sedition in Basra province, we announce the freezing of all armed factions, if any, including the Peace Brigades, and the prohibition of the use of weapons in all provinces except for (Salah al-Din: (Samarra and its environs) or according to the directives of the current commander-in-chief of the armed forces.”

And Saleh Muhammad al-Iraqi added, “Because of him, we will announce other measures later. Intimidation and frightening of civilians is forbidden and forbidden, and internal fighting is forbidden and forbidden.”

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