US National Security Advisor: Strengthening the Kurdistan Region one of our most important goals

He pointed to Iran’s success in infiltrating and sabotaging Iraqi institutions …

US National Security Advisor: Strengthening the Kurdistan Region one of our most important goals

Herbert McMaster, US national security adviser, stressed that the administration of President Donald Trump attaches great importance to resolving the problems existing between the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Region, stressing that his country is committed to strengthening the Kurds and their experience in the Kurdistan Region.

“Solving the problems between the KRG and Iraq is a big priority for President Trump, Secretary of State Tillerson and the entire Trump team,” McMaster said in remarks at the annual Jamestown conference.

“Since 1991, with the OPC process we have worked to prevent further atrocities and brutality targeting Kurds in the Kurdistan Region,” McMaster said of the events in the Kurdistan region at the end of the last century and the American intervention in favor of Kurds during the launch of Operation OPC. , Recalling the actions and operations carried out by the United States and its allies between 1991 and 2003, until the overthrow of the regime of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.

“And what happened after it? We saw the prosperity of the Kurdistan Region,” he said, adding that “it is hardly a miracle.” He described the beauty of cities in the Kurdistan region as Abil, Sulaymaniyah and Dohuk, “We have seen the return of the population to these areas and we have seen the vitality, despite the fragile situation and the weak economy,” he said.

“We are committed to the safety of Iraq and the territorial integrity of Kurdistan,” McMaster said. “We are committed to working with the Kurdish leadership and the Iraqi leadership and mediating between them with all our capabilities.”

The US national security adviser expressed his deep concern about Iran’s “hostility” and pointed out that Tehran “has achieved great success in infiltrating Iraqi institutions, its functions and organizations, and sabotaging it.” He said that Iran “wants a weak Iraq.”

“The others in the region, especially Iran, are trying to manipulate tensions between Erbil and Baghdad, even among the Kurds in their favor,” McMaster said. “There are regional interventions in the tension between Erbil and Baghdad, The Iranian Revolutionary Guards «managed to exploit the differences between the factions within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Democratic Party», and that the Kurdish leaders to be aware of their exposure to this Iranian role «heinous».

The US national security adviser Herbert McMaster on the continuation of US support for the Kurds and help resolve differences with Baghdad, and stressed that «strengthening the Kurdistan region as part of Iraq remains one of the most important goals of the United States of America».



Abadi demands Erbil to ‘abide by’ federal court ruling on referendum


December 14 2017 07:14 PM
Abadi demands Kurdistan to cancel referendum before dialogue
Abadi demands Kurdistan to cancel referendum before dialogue

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday demanded  Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) abide by the decisions of the Federal Court which labelled the Independence referendum as ‘unconstitutional’, MP Ali al-Alak said on Thursday.

Abadi ordered KRG to change the word ‘respect’ with ‘abide’ which came in the recent statement commenting on the federal court decisions.

The Iraqi Supreme Federal Court in November said that Kurdistan independence referendum is ‘unconstitutional’ and ordered to consider all its consequences as void.

The Iraqi government continues to exercise its constitutional right to control border crossings and airports, Alak added, noting that Baghdad won’t start any negotiations with Erbil until the latter cancels referendum.


The parliament is expected to hold an extraordinary session next Wednesday


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A member of the Legal Committee high Nassif, Thursday, a special session of the House of Representatives next Wednesday on the laws of elections and the general budget.

Nassif said in a statement to Al-Maaloumah that “the current available data suggest that the House of Representatives will hold an extraordinary session on the 20th of this month to discuss the election law and the general budget for 2018.”

Nassif added that “the differences and controversies are still ongoing on the two laws,” pointing out that “the Electoral Commission earlier demanded the approval of its financial budget mid-month.” Ending / 25


Kurdistan gets 600 million dollars in one month .. Why not pay the salaries of employees?


The Chamber of Finance in the Movement for Change revealed on Thursday that oil imports exported by the Kurdistan Regional Government amounted to nearly 600 million dollars last month only.

A report issued by the Chamber, which was followed by “Iraq News”, that “was sold 9 million and six hundred thousand barrels of oil by the Kurdistan Regional Government during the last month only,” noting that “the government of the region exported eight million five hundred and five hundred and seventy thousand barrels of oil through a tube Ceyhan Turkish abroad and exported about one million barrels of other oil through trucks pelvic.

The report said that “all oil imports amounted to six hundred million dollars last month, and that the government of the region can pay the salaries of all employees of these amounts.” Finished


Kurdish leader: the Kurdistan government corrupt and our people strike to resolve

Editorial Date: 2017/12/14 23:59 • 67 times read
The Speaker of the Parliament of Kurdistan, Yousef Mohammed, on Thursday, citizens and political parties to prepare for the launch of popular demonstrations and general strikes aimed at dissolving the current government of the Kurdistan region.
Mohammed said in a press statement that “the Kurdistan Regional Government is corrupt and incapable of improving the living conditions of citizens, so that the current situation requires the readiness of citizens to launch mass demonstrations with the participation of political parties aimed at dissolving the current government.”
He added that “citizens are living conditions aggravated by corruption and lack of transparency in government institutions.”
The Speaker of the Parliament of Kurdistan also stressed the need for the security forces to protect the safety of citizens and protect them during the demonstrations.
“The movement of change has submitted a project to form a transitional government to manage the current phase, but the parties of the Authority are trying to keep the current government intact,” said Mohammad, who has been exercising his legislative duties in Sulaymaniyah since he was prevented from entering Erbil in 2015.
It is noteworthy that the General Council of the Kurdish Movement for Change, proposed after a meeting in the city of Sulaymaniyah, to withdraw from the Kurdistan Regional Government, because of “failure” in the administration of the region.
In recent times, demands have been raised to dissolve the KRG by some Kurdish political parties and to form a national unity government to run the region until the next elections.

Iraq issues a statement to the world about the victory over the preacher

Editorial Date: 2017/12/14 20:48 • 72 times read


Iraq on Thursday issued a statement to the international community on the occasion of the declaration of the day of great victory over the gangs of terrorist advocates.

“On the occasion of the declaration of the day of victory, Iraq thanks the role of the International Alliance and sisterly, friendly and neighboring countries in particular, which stood a heroic position in supporting and supporting the Iraqi armed forces in all of them,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmad Mahjoub said in a statement. In its fair war on gangs, which did not hesitate to provide air support, advisory, logistical and intelligence, which contributed to the achievement of this historic victory.

He added that Iraq “appreciates the supportive stance of the United Nations and the Security Council, which, in partnership with the United States, Germany, Britain and the voting countries, has adopted important international resolutions to fight terrorism to limit the movement of its fighters and restrict its sources of funding, oil trade and smuggled effects such as Security Council resolutions 2170, 2177 and 2199.”

“Mahjoub also praised Iraq” for the organizations and organizations that ranked and assessed the high performance and disciplined of our armed forces in all its formations, which fought honorably and valorously, and humanitarian support for the file of our displaced children as a result of these military operations, and we do not forget the media performance and professional coverage of most of the local, Our heroic forces on the front lines “.

“We have fought on behalf of the whole world and have not failed in our position with us and tomorrow Iraq is the bearer of the first brigade in fighting and defeating terrorism by the sacrifices of its honorable sons,” he said.


Military leaders from Iraq, Turkey and America meet in Ankara

– 12/14/2017 7:45:00 AM

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Turkey on Thursday hosted a “security meeting” for military commanders from Iraq, America and Turkey.

According to the agency “Anatolia”, the meeting included Turkish Chief of Staff Khulosi Akar, and his Iraqi counterpart Osman al-Ghanmi, and the commander of US forces in Europe Kutis Scaparoti, and the commander of the US Central Command Joseph Fotil.

According to a statement issued by the Turkish Chief of Staff that the meeting was held at the headquarters of the Chief of Staff in the Turkish capital Ankara, and discussed the security situation in the region, led by Syria and Iraq.

The statement also said that the meeting also dealt with measures to combat what the statement called “terrorist organizations”.