Military commander: orders to strip Al-Kazemi of his protection

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 2022-11-17 20:29A-AA+

Shafaq News/ A high-ranking military source in the Green Zone revealed, on Thursday, that the force assigned to protect Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, the former Prime Minister, had received orders to withdraw and leave its location near the house he lives in in the Green Zone.

The military commander told Shafaq News agency, “The strength of the force is about 100 members, and most of them have not yet implemented the sudden orders to leave Al-Kadhimi’s house, which were issued on Thursday morning.”

Al-Kazemi had previously revealed that he had been subjected to several assassination attempts.

Former senior officials usually maintain several government protection regiments, even years after leaving office. However, stripping Al-Kazemi of his protection comes three weeks after the advent of the government of Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani.

Armed factions close to Iran have vowed on multiple occasions to take measures they described as “retaliation” against Al-Kadhimi.

The military commander said, “The orders issued recently mean placing Al-Kazemi in the crosshairs of many of his opponents who are deployed in the Green Zone and control its joints.”


Barzani and the US ambassador agree on a “new opportunity” to solve problems with Baghdad

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Barzani and the US ambassador agree on a "new opportunity" to solve problems with Baghdad


{Politics: Al Furat News} The President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani, received today, Thursday, the US Ambassador to Iraq, Alina Romanowski, and they discussed the general situation in Iraq, in addition to ways to consolidate relations between the Kurdistan Region and the United States.

The two sides agreed, according to a statement by the regional government, that “there is now a new opportunity for a radical solution to the problems between the Kurdistan Region and the federal government, according to the constitution and the ministerial platform of the new Iraqi government.”

Barzani indicated that “the negotiating delegation of the Kurdistan Regional Government is ready to visit Baghdad to discuss problems and solve them within the framework of the constitution.”

Al-Sudani receives a phone call from the Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).


 2022-11-17 06:56A-AA+

Shafaq News/ Today, Thursday, the Prime Minister, Muhammad Shia’a Al-Sudani, received a phone call from the Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg.

A statement issued by Al-Sudani’s office stated that, during the call, they discussed strengthening security and military cooperation between the NATO countries and Iraq, in a way that contributes to supporting Iraq’s efforts in the field of combating terrorism and ending its remnants.

The two sides also exchanged views on strengthening the NATO mission in Iraq, within the framework of providing advice and training support to the Iraqi security forces, and their levels of readiness and performance, according to the statement.