The Iraqi president refuses to accept Al-Maliki as his deputy, and the Sudanese is keeping the security institutions away from the control of the militias

Friday 04 November 2022 – 02:00

Baghdad – Dr. Hamid Abdullah

A deputy close to former Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki confirmed that Shiite forces insist on the inauguration of al-Maliki Vice President of the Republic.

Alia Nassif said that we insist on Al-Maliki assuming the position of First Vice President despite the lack of opportunities to achieve this requirement.

Sources in the presidential box explain that (the scarcity of opportunities) that Nassif talked about is the lack of desire Iraqi President Abdul Latif Al-Rasheed accepted Al-Maliki as his deputy, which makes the latter’s chances of obtaining the position difficult very

As for the Iraqi Prime Minister, Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, he still refuses to assign security institutions to parties that own armed militias Despite the pressures put against him.

Despite the insistence of the Hezbollah Brigades and Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq to obtain the position of head of the intelligence service, the position remains unchanged It is still vacant after the dismissal of Judge Raed Jouhi from the presidency of the apparatus.

Al-Sudani insisted that the Ministry of the Interior be far from the control of the parties, so he chose a well-known independent general for it Lieutenant-General Abdul-Amir Al-Shamri, while the Minister of Interior assigned himself to run the Ministry of National Security until a minister is chosen for it Instead of Hamid Al-Shatri.

The Iraqi Minister of Interior directed the conduct of a security exercise that includes all Iraqi cities, the declared objective of which is to conduct inspections However, a source in the ministry told (Gulf News) that the minister’s directives included focusing on two goals The two main ones are the reservation of shaded cars that do not have registration plates.

According to the source, this type of car is owned by the armed factions, and it appears that the Minister of the Interior and under the direction of the President of The Iraqi government has drawn up a plan to paralyze the wheels of the militias that carry out assassinations that are recorded against an unknown person.

The security source believes that clashes will occur between the security detachments of the Ministry of the Interior with some militia leaders who are riding Usually shaded cars do not have registration plates, and these clashes may have been the beginning of the clash between the Sudanese and his allies frame strength.


Al-Sudani and Blinken discuss the strategic framework agreement between Baghdad and Washington


Safa Al Kubaisi

03 November 2022

Al-Sudani _ Media Office of the Iraqi Prime Minister) Facebook

Last October witnessed frequent meetings between Al-Sudani and US officials (Prime Ministerial/Twitter)


Iraqi Prime Minister Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani discussed with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken , in a phone call on Thursday, the mutual commitment to the Strategic Framework Agreement and the strengthening of relations between the two countries.

According to a statement by Al-Sudani’s office, Blinken “presented his congratulations to Al-Sudani on the occasion of forming the government and assuming his duties,” noting that the two sides stressed “the importance of strengthening relations between Iraq and the United States of America and developing them in various fields.”

He added that they “discussed the mutual commitment to the strategic framework agreement between the two countries and the common interests in preserving Iraq’s security, stability and sovereignty.”

Blinken affirmed the United States’ keenness to “work with the government and people of Iraq to increase economic opportunities, enhance Iraq’s energy independence and address the climate crisis,” reiterating “the US government’s commitment to supporting Iraq in its war against ISIS and defeating it.”

Blinken welcomed “Al-Sudani’s call for reforms and his pledge to fight corruption,” according to the statement.

This is taking place at a time when the second half of last October witnessed frequent meetings between Iraqi Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani (who was assigned to form the government on October 13) and American officials, accompanied by the American ambassador in Baghdad, Alina Romanowski, which raised questions about these issues. Frequent visits and meetings.

The US ambassador met with Al-Sudani on October 17, 25 and 29, and the last two meetings witnessed the presence of representatives of the international coalition to combat terrorism, which is led by the United States, including the commander of the coalition forces, Matthew McFarlane. According to an official statement, the two sides talked about “the continuation of security cooperation and coordination between the two countries in the fight against terrorism within the framework of advice and training, in a manner that preserves Iraq’s sovereignty and helps develop the capabilities of the Iraqi security forces.”

These meetings indicate the United States’ support for the new Iraqi government, which was formed through the “coordinating framework” forces alliance close to Tehran. 

A source close to Al-Sudani told Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, asking not to be named, earlier today, that the recent American meetings with Al-Sudani were aimed at “knowing his government’s directions regarding several files, most notably the strategic framework agreement between Baghdad and Washington, and the American presence.” in Iraq as part of the international coalition forces.

This comes, according to the source, “especially with the return of the positions of the armed factions demanding the departure of the American forces, as well as the government’s handling of the file of Iraq’s relations with the Arab and regional environment as a whole, and the possibility of continuing what was achieved in the Al-Kazemi government.”

Washington welcomes Al-Sudani’s pledges and renews its commitment to support Iraq

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 2022-11-03 10:49A-AA+

Shafaq News / The US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, congratulated on Thursday, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, on the formation of the new government.

“The United States of America is keen to work with the government and people of Iraq to enhance respect for human rights, increase economic opportunities, enhance Iraq’s energy independence, and address the climate crisis,” Blinken quoted, in a statement seen by Shafak News Agency.

The US Secretary reiterated the United States’ commitment to “support Iraq in achieving the permanent defeat of ISIS in Iraq,” welcoming Al-Sudani’s call for “reforms and his pledge to fight rampant corruption in the country.”

Blinken and Al-Sudani discussed their mutual commitment to the “strategic framework agreement between Washington and Baghdad, and common interests in preserving Iraq’s security, stability and sovereignty.”

Saudi newspaper: The US ambassador has reached understandings with Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani to cancel the “law criminalizing normalization”

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Shafaq News/ The Saudi newspaper Okaz reported on Thursday that secret understandings took place between the new Iraqi Prime Minister, Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, and the American ambassador in Baghdad, Alina Romanowski, during several meetings over the past weeks. 

The Saudi newspaper wrote; “According to the information, the US ambassador asked Al-Sudani to work to stop the missile attacks on US military bases and her country’s embassy in the Green Zone in central Baghdad, in exchange for improving the image of the leaders of the armed factions that launched these attacks and who fall under the umbrella of the US administration’s “coordinating framework” coalition “.

Okaz quoted private sources as saying that “the US ambassador promised the Iraqi prime minister to improve relations between Washington and Baghdad if the law criminalizing normalization with Israel was repealed, a law that was voted on by members of the House of Representatives unanimously prior to the resignation of the Sadrist movement’s representatives from Parliament.”

The newspaper continued; “Al-Sudani met with some leaders of the “coordinating framework” whose armed factions are launching attacks on American interests in Iraq, including the US embassy, ​​presenting them with American demands, but the meeting, according to the sources, ended without reaching anything.”

According to the Saudi newspaper, Iraqi sources told Okaz “about the new prime minister’s attempts to exert financial pressure on the budgets of the parliament presidency and the budgets of other files to pass bills that the government will refer to the parliament soon, including a bill abolishing the criminalization of normalization with Israel.”

The newspaper quoted a source close to the Sadrist movement that “the movement’s leader Muqtada al-Sadr warned against any attempts to repeal the law criminalizing normalization with Israel, vowing that his movement would not stand idly by, even if the matter required returning to the street again.”

The newspaper pointed out that “not a week has passed since the start of the actual work of the new government that was formed after about a year of paralysis and political blockage. The adviser to the Iraqi president, Amir al-Kinani, expected yesterday (Wednesday), that the Sudanese would encounter the obstacle of the interests of political forces during his work.” 

The newspaper quoted Al-Kinani as saying in a statement to the Forum of the Middle East Research Institute (Miri): “The agreement to form the government will not last long because interests will govern. He considered that the defect in Iraq does not lie in the constitution, but in its failure to implement it.”

The Kurdistan Democratic Party renews confidence in its president, Masoud Barzani, and elects Nechirvan and Masrour as his two deputies

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 2022-11-03 05:32A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The Kurdistan Democratic Party renewed confidence in its president, Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani, while Nechirvan Barzani was elected as first vice president, and Masrour Barzani as second deputy.

This came during the first day of the launch of the 14th party congress, which was held in the city of Dohuk, and will last for 3 days.

The work of the conference was launched this morning, in the presence of the Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani, the deputy head of the party, the President of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Nechirvan Barzani, the head of the regional government, Masrour Barzani, and 800 delegates to the conference including leaders and members of the party.

The conference bears the slogan (Renewal – Justice – Coexistence), which was raised by the Kurdistan Democratic Party in its current conference in Dohuk with the aim of facing the current challenges facing the region in general.

The Democratic Party had conducted the process of electing the delegates of the conference last August, with the participation of 600,000 party members who cast their votes to choose 800 delegates for the conference, which will continue over three days to discuss the internal system and the party’s program for the next stage, in addition to choosing a new party leader and a new leadership council for the next stage. .

The Kurdish leader, Massoud Barzani, announced, earlier this morning, the launch of the 14th Congress of the Kurdistan Democratic Party in Dohuk, Kurdistan Region.

Barzani said in a tweet to him on Twitter, “The work of the 14th Congress of the Kurdistan Democratic Party begins today in Dohuk, and on this occasion, I congratulate all the members and cadres of the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the people of Kurdistan.”

“I hope that the results and recommendations of the 14th KDP Congress will serve the higher interests of our people,” he added.