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  1. Leaked UK memo claims Trump axed Iran nuclear deal to spite Obama UK ambassador Kim Darroch said President Donald Trump pulled out of the nuclear deal with Iran as an act of ‘diplomatic vandalism’ to spite his predecessor, Barack Obama. (AFP) Updated 4 sec ago AP July 14, 201910:01 UK newspaper publishes more leaked memos from Britain’s ambassador in Washington on Sunday UK ambassador Kim Darroch branded the Trump administration dysfunctional and inept LONDON: A UK newspaper published more leaked memos from Britain’s ambassador in Washington on Sunday, despite a police warning that doing so might be a crime. In one 2018 cable published by the Mail on Sunday, UK ambassador Kim Darroch says President Donald Trump pulled out of an international nuclear deal with Iran as an act of “diplomatic vandalism” to spite his predecessor, Barack Obama. The memo was written after then-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visited Washington in a failed attempt to persuade the US not to abandon the Iran nuclear agreement. “The outcome illustrated the paradox of this White House: you got exceptional access, seeing everyone short of the president; but on the substance, the administration is set upon an act of diplomatic vandalism, seemingly for ideological and personality reasons — it was Obama’s deal,” Darroch wrote. Darroch announced his resignation last week after the newspaper published cables in which he’d branded the Trump administration dysfunctional and inept. The White House responded by refusing to deal with him, and Trump branded the ambassador a “pompous fool” in a Twitter fusillade. UK police are hunting the culprits behind the leak — and, contentiously, have warned journalists that publishing the documents “could also constitute a criminal offense.” Yet both Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, the two contenders to become Britain’s next prime minister, have defended the media’s right to publish. “We have to make sure that we defend the right of journalists to publish leaks when they are in the national interest,” Hunt said. British officials have said they have no evidence that hacking was involved in the documents’ release, and that the culprit is likely to be found among politicians or civil servants in London. Police are investigating the leak as a potential breach of the Official Secrets Act, which bars public servants from making “damaging” disclosures of classified material. Breaking the act carries a maximum sentence of two years in prison, though prosecutions are rare.
  2. Israel could be ‘wiped out’ in a war with Iran, Hezbollah leader warns An image grab taken from Hezbollah's al-Manar TV on July 12, 2019, shows Hasan Nasrallah, the head of Lebanon's militant Shiite movement Hezbollah, giving an interview in Lebanon. (AFP / AL-MANAR TV) Updated 13 July 2019 AFP July 13, 201902:51 Nasrallah said Israel would not be “neutral” if a war broke out between the US and Iran And Iran can bombard Israel with ferocity and force, he said on Hezbollah TV BEIRUT: The head of Lebanon’s Tehran-backed Hezbollah said Friday that US ally Israel would not be “neutral” if a war broke out between the United States and Iran. And “Iran is able to bombard Israel with ferocity and force,” Hassan Nasrallah said in an interview broadcast on Hezbollah’s Al-Manar television. His remarks came after weeks of increasing tensions between the US and Iran, and as US President Donald Trump steps up his war of words with the Islamic Republic. “When the Americans understand that this war could wipe out Israel, they will reconsider,” Nasrallah said. “Our collective responsibility in the region is to work toward preventing an American war on Iran,” he said. On Friday, the US House of Representatives voted to restrict Trump’s ability to attack Iran, voicing fear that his hawkish policies are pushing toward a needless war. Hezbollah is considered to be a terrorist organization by the United States, and is the only faction not to have disarmed after the Lebanese 1975-1990 civil war. But it is also a major political player in the small Mediterranean country, taking 13 seats in parliament last year and securing three posts in the current cabinet. Nasrallah also said he had decreased the number of his movement’s fighters supporting the Damascus regime in neighboring war-torn Syria. “The Syrian army has greatly recovered and has found that today it does not need us,” he said. “We are present in every area that we used to be. We are still there, but we don’t need to be there in large numbers as long as there is no practical need,” he said. The head of the Iran-backed Shiite movement, which has been fighting in Syria since 2013, did not give details on the extent of the reduction. Backed by Russia and Iran, the Damascus government has taken back large swathes of territory from rebels and jihadists since 2015, and now controls around 60 percent of the country. Nasrallah spoke after Washington announced fresh sanctions Tuesday against Hezbollah, targeting elected officials from the movement for the first time. Nasrallah said none of his fighters were currently involved in fighting in Syria’s northwestern region of Idlib, where regime and Russian forces have increased deadly bombardments on a jihadist-run bastion since late April. But “if there was a need to return, all those who were there would go back” to Syria, he added. Responding to a question about repeated Israeli air strikes on Syria, he said the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was “deceiving his people.” “He is playing a game of brinkmanship, because Iran will not leave Syria,” he warned. Israel has carried out hundreds of strikes in neighboring Syria against what it says are Iranian and Hezbollah military targets. It has vowed to keep Iran from entrenching itself militarily there. Nasrallah’s interview came to mark the start of his movement’s 2006 war with Israel, which killed more than 1,200 Lebanese, mostly civilians, and more than 160 Israelis, mostly soldiers. Both countries are still technically at war, and a UN peacekeeping force has said three tunnels have been found to have dug under the border from Lebanon into Israel since late last year. The group’s leader warned that key Israeli installations along the Mediterranean coast including Tel Aviv were “within range of our rockets.”
  3. Iraq’s former prime minister Abadi hints at comeback Iraq’s former prime minister Haider Al-Abadi speaks during an interview with AFP in Baghdad on July 3, 2019. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye) Updated 10 sec ago AFP July 13, 201908:59 The 67-year-old has sent out feelers to major political blocs who may help him win allies in parliament Abadi has even reached out to Iraq’s powerful Shiite clerics, who can make or break a politician’s career, said intermediaries close to the religious establishment BAGHDAD: Iraqi ex-prime minister Haider Al-Abadi is eyeing a sequel to his turbulent single term, he hinted to AFP, warning a failure to tackle sectarianism and corruption risks seeing his country “fall apart.” As the government of incumbent Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi faces growing criticism over poor services, Abadi has been working in the wings to secure a second term, according to multiple sources. “We have good intentions,” he said coyly, when asked about his ambitions in a wide-ranging AFP interview at his home in Baghdad’s “Green Zone.” The 67-year-old, who came to office in 2014 without an election as Iraq reeled from the Daesh group grabbing a third of the country, has sent out feelers to major political blocs who may help him win allies in parliament, a government source said. “He may take advantage of a wave of summertime protests if they happen,” said the source. Soaring summer temperatures — paired with crippling electricity shortages, which restrict refrigeration and air conditioning — often provoke significant unrest in Iraq. Abadi has even reached out to Iraq’s powerful Shiite clerics, who can make or break a politician’s career, said intermediaries close to the religious establishment. The rumors of his return have gained so much traction that Abdel Mahdi has repeatedly had to deny allegations he was preparing to resign. Abadi oversaw both the fight against the Daesh group and a tough response by Baghdad to an independence referendum by the country’s Kurds, but his bloc fared poorly in national elections last year. Abadi painted himself as an opposition figure who could help “guide” the current government. The chief priority should be tackling corruption, he said, in a country ranked by Transparency International as the world’s 12th most corrupt. “There is a new kind of state corruption now — selling positions, which happened secretly in the past but now goes on in the open,” Abadi told AFP. “Everything has a price.” Graft is endemic across Iraq, where parliament estimates that $228 billion has vanished into the pockets of shady politicians and businessmen over the last 15 years. Abadi himself was accused of failing to curb corruption during his term. The ex-premier said the government should also tackle the spectre of sectarian violence, which ravaged Iraq’s diverse communities over a decade ago. “In the past, sectarianism was used as a weapon in the conflict between factions to divide up the spoils of war,” he said. “If Daesh (IS) or another terrorist group returns, or if a cocktail of terrorists and politicians is formed, it’ll be so dangerous that everything will completely fall apart.” Abadi himself declared IS defeated in December 2017 after a draining three-year military campaign, a moment that will likely define his legacy. Several months earlier, he had ordered federal troops to retake disputed territories and adjacent oil fields from Kurdish forces after an independence referendum in the autonomous region that saw an overwhelming vote in favor of secession. Abadi remains largely disliked by the autonomous Kurdish regional government (KRG), led by the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), which he indirectly criticized. “I have no problems with Kurdish citizens,” he said. “But there is a problem with some of the parties which control the region, its wealth and its oil,” Abadi said. He accused the KRG of exporting nearly double the agreed amount from their northern pipeline without federal authorization, asking: “Where are the revenues?“ Abadi’s poor ratings in the north notwithstanding, he is one of the rare figures in Iraq widely respected by both the country’s Shiite majority — from which he hails — and its Sunni minority. And in the regional tug-of-war between the US and Iran, both allies of Iraq, Abadi has been seen as closer to Washington’s camp. Tensions between the two countries have skyrocketed since the US reimposed tough sanctions on Iran last year, which Abadi had pledged to implement as prime minister. That stance cost him his premiership, observers say, and parliament voted in Abdel Mahdi to replace him. This month, Abdel Mahdi ordered the Hashed Al-Shaabi, a collection of mostly-Shiite, pro-Iran paramilitary units, to integrate into the state’s security forces by July 31. Abadi, who issued a similar decision in 2017, told AFP the decision was too little, too late. “I believe we lost a year and a half,” he said.
  4. US report: Washington is seeking to make withdrawal from its embassy in Baghdad always 2019/07/13 08:10:16 Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo is seeking to make the withdrawal from his country's embassy in Baghdad always, according to an exclusive report by Foreign Policy magazine quoting sources at the State Department. Pompeo ordered in May a partial evacuation of diplomats from the US embassy in Iraq amid escalating tensions with Iran. Now, many foreign officials say they have been told that reducing the number of embassy staff will always be a reality, a step that could leave only a few of the staff of the US embassy to take on important tasks, such as confronting Iran on the diplomatic front. In the short term, In the Washington area without an embassy to return to. A spokesman for the State Department said that the description of the withdrawal was "inaccurate" and said "no decision has been made on permanent staffing levels but a review of staff is under way." But three other officials from the ministry said on condition of anonymity that the staffing levels at the Baghdad embassy, reached after last May's evacuation, were treated as a de facto permanent ceiling for Foreign Ministry staff in Iraq. "They have already made a political decision to not return these people," a senior ministry official familiar with the internal deliberations told the magazine. "But they do not actually describe it as a withdrawal, they just say they are reviewing the departure order." However, only a small part of its staff are directly engaged in basic diplomatic functions, including political, economic and public diplomacy officials, and the majority are contractors, security personnel or officials from other federal agencies , Including the intelligence community. After the partial evacuation, two officials told the magazine that the embassy had fewer than 15 foreign officials who had been directly involved in basic diplomatic missions. The State Department spokesman did not confirm or deny the number of remaining employees, saying the foreign policy was not to disclose staffing levels for security reasons.سیاسة/تقرير-امريكي-واشنطن-تسعى-لجعل-الانسحاب-من-سفارتها-في-بغداد-دائما/
  5. Abadi seeks to return to the rule of Iraq: What the region produces oil enough PolicyAbadi ,Iraq 'srulingKurdistan Regionoil export 2019/07/13 08:31:51 (Reuters) - Former Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi is preparing to return to the political leadership by presenting himself as an alternative to the prime minister in various fields, particularly anti-corruption. Abadi said in an interview with Agence France-Presse about the danger of the return of sectarian strife to Iraq after he achieved in the era of Abbadi "great victory" on the organization of "Daash", and talked about corruption in a country ranked 12th on the list of the most corrupt countries The world, and the tensions with the Kurdistan Region. In response to a question by Agence France Presse, Abadi stressed his intention to return, saying, "We are good intention in this regard." A government source of the same agency refers to the political mobilization carried out by Abadi, betting on the summer and periodic Iraqi protests against the chronic power outages in Iraq and the lack of services, as a way to return, after setting himself up as a "calendar opponent," according to Abadi himself. Another source familiar with Abadi's activity confirms that the latter holds meetings with leaders of large political blocs and parties. In the same context, said Abadi: "There is continuity of a certain kind now with the Supreme Shiite reference represented by Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who has a great impact on the Iraqi political scene." Abadi believes that the current government can only return to decisions and steps that he had taken during his rule. He refers, for example, to the recent decision of current Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi, who ordered the popular rally to be an "integral part" of the Iraqi security forces. "I salute the decision of the Prime Minister and encourage him, but I was hoping to build on the previous decisions ... I think we have lost a year and a half," since losing power because of his inability to form a parliamentary coalition is called in the Iraqi political custom " , Guaranteeing a second mandate. On corruption, Abbadi said, "A new corruption has been added to the state, the sale of positions that were previously secret and now in public, and everything at its price, According to the agency, Abbadi links corruption to sectarianism, which is afraid of its return and more, if things continue to be the same in the political arena, and says, "Yesterday sectarianism was used as a weapon in the conflict between the (parliamentary) blocs to divide the spoils, and that is what we have become. "If he comes back, or forms a new terrorist, or maybe assembling a cocktail of terrorists, politicians and others, it would be a dangerous formation that would lead to a complete collapse of the situation." On the other hand, he does not consider that he has a problem with Kurdish citizens: "There is a problem with some parties, or the parties controlling the region," in reference to the Kurdistan Democratic Party led by Massoud Barzani. He explains that the region exports more than 400 thousand barrels per day, "This is enough to cover all the expenses of the region and live in the well-being, but it gets huge money from Baghdad as well."سیاسة/العبادي-يسعى-للعودة-لحكم-العراق-ما-يصدره-الاقليم-من-النفط-يكفيه/
  6. An Iranian newspaper reveals a "very dangerous" US plan against Iraq 10:52 - 13/07/2019 0 BAGHDAD - The Iranian newspaper Jomhuri Islami on Saturday revealed a US -led plan that it described as "extremely dangerous" aimed at destabilizing Iraq's security and stability . "The United States is planning to carry out a major and extremely dangerous move to destabilize Iraq , a plan that reflects the depth of its deep hatred of the popular crowd, " the paper said in a report . "Washington's goal of coordinating with the banned Baathists to destabilize Iraq by targeting popularleaders is to step up pressure on Baghdad to pursue policies consistent with US aggressive strategies and plans against countries in the region," it said. The commander of Anbar operations for the popular crowd Qasim Musleh revealed in a previous statement to the information about the existence of an American plan to assassinate leaders in the popular crowd in the province, pointing out that some spies and weak souls leaked information about the presence of the popular crowd a year ago. While a member of the Committee on Security and Defense Parliamentary Karim Aliawi in a previous statement to / information, / a conspiracy led by the United States in cooperation with officers of the former regime (Baathists) to assassinate symbols of the popular crowd . Ending / 25
  7. Disclosure of a political agreement regarding oil funds exported from Kurdistan 16:33 - 13/07/2019 0 Information / Special ... Deputy MP for the wisdom of the parliamentary, Hassan Fedad, on Saturday, the existence of an agreement between political leaders to pass Article 58 of the Federal Budget Law on the export of oil in the Kurdistan region. He said support for / information / "The number of deputies have applied in previous meetings to the Speaker of Parliament Mohammed Halbusi to oblige the Kurdistan region to hand over oil imports to the federal government, but rejected from Halbusi." He added that "Halabousi informed them of the existence of a political agreement in advance between the leaders to pass Article 58 without considering the requests and the objection of deputies and also not to accept any other amendments." He pointed out that "the non-commitment of the Kurdistan Regional Government to hand over oil imports to the Government of Baghdad will allow us to use all the good things to deal with the subject." The blocs of wisdom and victory withdrew from last Thursday's session in protest against the non-export of Kurdistan oil without handing over funds to the federal government in Baghdad.
  8. 2019/07/13 15:16 Number of readings 52 Section: Video Library Video: Al-Maliki receives congratulations after his re-election as Secretary-General of the Islamic Dawa Party BAGHDAD /بالفيديوالمالكي-يتلقى-التهاني-بعد-اعادة-انتخابه-أمينا-عاما-لحزب-الدعوة-الاسلامية
  9. Britain to deploy second warship to the Gulf amid tensions with Iran Updated 13 sec ago REUTERS July 12, 201910:28 Relations between Tehran and the West have been increasingly strained Talks between Britain and the US on building up their military presence in the Gulf are ongoing LONDON: Britain said on Friday it would deploy the destroyer HMS Duncan warship to the Gulf to replace HMS Montrose, maintaining a continuous presence there during a time of heightened tension in the region. Relations between Tehran and the West have been increasingly strained after Britain seized an Iranian tanker in Gibraltar and London said HMS Montrose had to fend off Iranian vessels which sought to block a British-owned tanker passing through the Strait of Hormuz. “As part of our long-standing presence in the Gulf, HMS Duncan is deploying to the region to ensure we maintain a continuous maritime security presence while HMS Montrose comes off task for pre-planned maintenance and crew change over,” the government said. “This will ensure that the UK alongside international partners can continue to support freedom of navigation for vessels transiting through this vital shipping.” Discussions between Britain and the United States on building up their military presence in the Gulf are ongoing, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokeswoman said on Friday amid tensions with Iran. Britain is not seeking to escalate the situation with Iran, foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Friday, as tensions continue between London and Tehran over a seized Iranian tanker and the passage of vessels through the Strait of Hormuz. "We are reacting to what is happening in a measured and careful way and we are being clear to Iran that we are not seeking to escalate this situation," Jeremy Hunt told Sky News. Bahrain said on Friday it "strongly condemned" what it called an Iranian attempt to intercept a British tanker in the Gulf, according to a statement from its foreign ministry. "This hostile action embodies Iran's insistence on threatening security and peace, and harming maritime navigation," the statement said. Relations between Tehran and the West have been increasingly strained after Britain seized an Iranian tanker in Gibraltar and London said the British Heritage, operated by oil company BP, had been approached in the strait between Iran and the Arabian peninsula. “We are talking to the US about building on our presence in the face of recent threats to shipping in the area,” May’s spokeswoman said on Friday.
  10. Iran calls on Britain to immediately release its seized supertanker Next Updated 18 sec ago REUTERS July 12, 201908:07 Iran has warned of reciprocal measures if the tanker is not released by Britain British Royal Marines seized an Iranian oil tanker last week on suspicion that it was breaking European sanctions DUBAI:: Iran called on Britain on Friday to immediately release its oil tanker which British Royal Marines seized last week on suspicion that it was breaking European sanctions by taking oil to Syria, a foreign ministry spokesman told state news agency IRNA. “This is a dangerous game and has consequences ... the legal pretexts for the capture are not valid ... the release of the tanker is in all countries’ interest,” the spokesman, Abbas Mousavi, said. Iran has warned of reciprocal measures if the tanker is not released by Britain. Britain said on Thursday that three Iranian vessels tried to block a British-owned tanker passing through the Strait of Hormuz, which controls the flow of Middle East oil to the world, but backed off when confronted by a Royal Navy warship. Iran denied that its vessels had done any such thing. Tension between Iran and the West has increased a week after Britain seized the tanker and London said the British Heritage, operated by oil company BP, had been approached in the strait between Iran and the Arabian peninsula. Britain is among European parties to Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal, which President Donald trump pulled out of last year and reimposed and toughened sanctions on Tehran. “Foreign powers should leave the region because Iran and other regional countries are capable of securing the regional security,” Mousavi said.
  11. Nassif: Electronic armies stand against the warriors of corruption 10:14 - 12/07/2019 0 Information / Private .. The deputy of the coalition of construction high Nassif, Friday, that the electronic armies launched an attack on anyone who is the process of detecting corruption and spoilers in Iraq , stressing the need for a constitutional amendment in order to take tough decisions against spoilers. Nassif said in a statement to Al-Maaloumah that " Iraq needs the law of cyber crimes to eliminate the electronic armies that stand against those who detect cases of corruption in the country." "The stability of the political situation and the elimination of corruption within the ministries are dependent on moving away from the concept of multiple decisions in the country, and the transformation of the system from parliamentary to Republican through constitutional amendment." She pointed out that "the elimination of corruption requires the implementation of the law on various ministries and border crossings and the prevention of smuggling," stressing the need to "apply the law of partnership between the public and private sectors." She stressed that "the Minister of Finance borrow 200 million dollars from the World Bank is unacceptable and bind Iraq to debt for decades, depriving graduates of the opportunities for appointment." End 25 n
  12. Iran’s IRGC Attacks Iranian Opposition Targets in Iraq’s Kurdistan - Reports (Video) CC BY 4.0 / Hossein Zohrevand / IRGC Ground Force Commandos MIDDLE EAST 14:08 12.07.2019(updated 14:43 12.07.2019)Get short URL 250 Iran's Revolutionary Guards have attacked targets of Iranian opposition forces in Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region with missiles and drones, the Fars news agency has reported, quoting a statement by the IRGC. "During this operation, which involved missiles, artillery strikes and drone units of the IRGC, terrorist strongholds, also known as centres for anti-revolutionary training, were destroyed, and rebels were killed", the statement reads. The coordinated attack is reported to be in response to the killing of several members of the IRGC in the west of Iran.
  13. Iranian Revolutionary Guard announces the bombing of sites on the border with the Kurdistan Region KordstaniatIranian shelling offorces Kurdishprovince of Kurdistan 2019/07/12 06:02:48 The Iranian Revolutionary Guards announced the bombing of sites said that they belong to the "terrorist groups" on the border with the Kurdistan Region of Iraq with missiles and artillery. The Revolutionary Guard said in a statement Friday: "We bombed the centers of terrorist organizations located on the borders of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq with missiles and artillery." "A large number of terrorists were killed and wounded in the operation, which came in response to the death of three members of the Revolutionary Guard a few days ago in the city of Piranshahr near the Iraqi border." He explained that: "The missile and artillery operation of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards extended areas within the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, came after several warnings to the Iranian authorities in the Kurdistan region to prevent the activity of terrorist organizations against the Islamic Republic."كوردســتانيات/الحرس-الثوري-الإيراني-يعلن-قصف-مواقع-على-الحدود-مع-إقليم-كوردستان/
  14. Barzani condemns attacks on Kurdish cities in Syria KurdistanMassoud Barzanibombings Al - Qamishlibombings AfrinAl - Hasakah bombings 2019/07/12 05:37:13 The Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani condemned the bloody attacks targeting Kurdish areas in Syria and the death toll on Thursday. Barzani said in a statement, "with sadness and pain we received news, the death of a number of citizens and injuring a number of others, as a result of a series of terrorist bombings in the cities of Qamishlo, Afrin and Hassaka." "We strongly condemn these terrorist acts," he said. "We extend our condolences to the families of the victims of these unfortunate incidents and we wish the wounded a speedy recovery."كوردســتانيات/بارزاني-يندد-بهجمات-استهدفت-مدنا-كوردية-بسوريا/
  15. Expert: America is planning a military coup in Iraq through its agents 09:40 - 12/07/2019 0 Information / Private .. BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security chief Sabah al-Ukaili warned Friday of an American plan to bring about a coup in Iraq by plotting with some security leaders, such as the commander of Anbar operations, Mahmoud al-Falahi, saying the results of the investigation would open the door to further inquiries. "The American side's entry of more than 100 new vehicles to the Ain al-Assad base in Al-Anbar through the border port of Trebil coming from Jordan, in addition to the expansion of that base, raises many questions," he said. "The government has all the evidence and legal authority to remove US troops from the country, especially after the need for American presence in Iraqi territory has disappeared," he said. "The US side is preparing the American side for a coup in Iraq by means of contacts and conspiracy with some security leaders in different parts of the country, " said al-Ukaili . He added that "proving the validity of the registration of the farmer is leading to the investigation of calls and other recordings, proving the involvement of some political leaders and security in the conspiracy against Iraq with the American side." End 25 n
  16. Maliki: I'm not integrating the popular crowd into the army and the police 22:45 - 11/07/2019 0 Information / Baghdad The head of a coalition of state law, Nuri al-Maliki, on Thursday, it is not with the idea of merging the popular crowd with the army and police, considering it the guarantee and safety valve. "We have forces that can resist the strongest terrorist organization that can move in any region, but I say, so that the previous experience, the security and the safety valve, do not repeat the popular crowd , " Maliki said in a televised statement . The need for it, in addition to the principle of honoring what they have done and achieved. " He explained: "We talk about the need for a crowd and no one speaks to keep the crowd without theorganization or arrangement without restructuring teams and brigades and units and a device from thestate apparatus, which under the authority General Commander of the Armed Forces", stressing said ,"I'm not with the idea that merges Aoivob the popular crowd with Army and police. " On the "balance" in the forces of the crowd, Maliki pointed out that "more than 35 thousand Sunni fighters are in the popular crowd ," noting that "every gunman on Iraqi soil should be under the national framework." End 25 n
  17. 2019/07/12 14:24 Number of readings 3 Section: Iraq The Revolutionary Guard announces the bombing of sites on the border with Iraqi Kurdistan BAGHDAD / The Revolutionary Guard announces the bombing of sites on the border with Iraqi Kurdistan Continued...الحرس-الثوري-يعلن-قصف-مواقع-على-الحدود-مع-كردستان-العراق
  18. The Anti-Corruption Council directs the Ministries of Interior and Foreign Affairs in cooperation with Interpol to extradite wanted persons to the judiciary 19:55 - 11/07/2019 0 Information / Baghdad .. The Supreme Council for Combating Corruption, chaired by Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi , on Thursday, issued decisions and guidance on files related to the oil partnership and the recovery of funds and follow-up with the International Police. "The Supreme Council for Combating Corruption held its fifteenth session under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi , and discussed a number of topics on its agenda," the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement received . He added that "the Council listened to a briefing provided by the Ministry of Oil on the contract of partnership between (Iraqi Oil Tankers Company) and (Arab Maritime Oil Transport Company) and took a decision to limit the marketing and sale of black oil through the National Oil Company Sumo exclusively. The Council reviewed "a report of the Secretariat of the Supreme Commission for Inter-Provincial Coordination on the work of the offices of the inspectors in the provinces for the ministries that transferred the powers to it and the need for complementarity of work between local governments and the central government to make better use of the presence of offices of inspectors in the provinces and give them the necessary powers to perform their functions." Regarding the investigation with the governors and the heads of the provincial councils, the council stressed that "the investigations should be fair and fair," referring to the "permanent investigative committee formed for this purpose exercising its powers and not to compromise in the conduct of investigations and providing the judiciary with the necessary facts and data to enable it to perform its role, And fundamentalism. " He stressed "the need to provide the Supreme Council for the fight against corruption files of the conservatives who have been dismissed or dismissed from office on the basis of corruption indicators to be able to take what is needed in connection with it." The Board was briefed on "the reports of the Integrity Commission regarding the Department of Money Recovery outside Iraq and directed the follow-up of the file of Iraqi funds and real estate outside Iraqas well as the Department of Prevention in the real estate registration departments and directed the completion of audits." The council stressed "the need for local governments to abide by the constitutional and legal contexts on the legislation of laws and not to exceed their powers in this regard." He instructed "the Ministries of Interior and Foreign Affairs to follow up with the International Police (Interpol) and to achieve the best cooperation for the extradition of wanted persons to the Iraqi judiciary and activate the bilateral agreements in this regard." Finished 25 s
  19. Iran Guards say US, UK will 'regret' seizing tanker off Gibraltar i24NEWS - AFP Latest Revision July 11, 2019, 06:45 AM (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP) Khamenei, right, Hossein Salami, second right, former commanders of the Revolutionary Guard Mohsen Rezaei, second left, and Yahya Rahim Safavi salute the Supreme Leader in Tehran. Russia blamed Washington on Thursday for the escalation in tensions with Tehran Iran's Revolutionary Guards said Thursday that the United States and Britain will "strongly regret" the seizure of a tanker off Gibraltar, the semi-official Fars News Agency reported. "If the enemy had made the smallest assessment they wouldn't have done this act," said Rear-Admiral Ali Fadavi, deputy commander in chief of the Revolutionary Guards, referring to the seizure of an oil tanker late last week by Gibraltar's police aided by British Royal Marines. He added that the seizure of the tanker was "stupidity... a trait the American President has in spades and the British to some extent." The UK detained an Iranian oil tanker off the coast of Gibraltar on July 4 allegedly bound for Syria. Iran: UK will face 'consequences' over tanker seizure Play Video At the same time, Russia blamed Washington on Thursday for the escalation in tensions with Tehran after Britain said Iranian ships had attempted to impede a British oil tanker in Gulf waters. "The situation is very concerning," said Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, quoted by news agency RIA Novosti. "The reasons for this are clear. This is Washington's deliberate, premeditated course to exacerbate tensions." "As before, we call on everyone to behave with restraint in the Persian Gulf in order not to exacerbate the situation," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, calling for dialogue. i24NEWS DESK | Report: Russia to begin S-400 transfer to Turkey Sunday | Friday, July 5th 2019 Play Video Britain said the confrontation on Wednesday saw three Iranian boats attempt to "impede the passage" of a commercial vessel called British Heritage, which is owned by British energy giant BP. This led a British warship moving between the three boats and warning them off, UK defense ministry officials said. Ryabkov called Britain's actions "outrageous" saying that they violated not only international law but also European Union internal legislation.
  20. Committees important committee to monitor the implementation of the government program and strategic planning The Government Program and Strategic Planning Committee discusses the semi-annual report submitted by the Prime Minister 11/07/2019 The Committee for Monitoring the Implementation of the Government Program and Strategic Planning, chaired by MP Mohammad Ali Zinni and attended by its members on Wednesday, 10/4/2019, discussed the semi-annual report submitted by the Prime Minister on the government program. During the meeting, the committee discussed two aspects of the first program on the completion of building the foundations of a single federal state and its democratic republican parliamentary system. The second axis deals with the rule of law and strengthening internal and external security. The committee also pointed to the percentage of achievement achieved in the projects contained in the government program through the report of the Prime Minister, revealing the existence of the government's condescension to many important issues and issues in its report which would contribute to building sound foundations for the state. The Committee stressed the importance of finding the best possible ways to exploit the money spent in the budget in a non-productive and converted to serve the institutions of the state and contribute to increase their productivity as well as address the Prime Minister to provide a detailed report on the completion of agricultural initiative. House of Representatives Information Department 10/7/2019لجنة-البرنامج-الحكومي-والتخطيط-الاست/
  21. 2019/07/11 14:49 Number of readings 3 Section: Iraq The obelisk publishes the biography of the governor of Kirkuk Baghdad / Al-Masala: The "obelisk" published the autobiography of the candidate of the National Unionist and Democratic Kurdistan, to take over the post of governor of Kirkuk Tayeb Jabbar, who agreed to name it in a meeting, Thursday, 11 July 2019. Name: Tayeb Jabbar Secretary of Birth: 1952 - Kirkuk graduated in the Faculty of Engineering, University of Sulaymaniyah in 1976. Worked as an employee between 1978 and 1992, at the Sulaymaniyah Roads and Bridges Directorate. He was the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Works and Housing in the first and second government cabins in the Kurdistan region, 1992 1997. He was retired in 1997. 1998 worked in the private sector in the engineering field. He began writing in 1970 and has many literary and scientific books. Founding member of the Federation of Kurdistan Engineers in 1992. He served as Deputy Chairman of the Federation of Kurdistan Engineers in 1992. 2001 Chairman of the Kurdistan Engineers Union 2001 Member of the Union of Kurdish Writers. Member of the Iraqi Writers Union. Member of the Cultural and Social Society of Kirkuk. The Democratic parties and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) agreed Thursday (July 11, 2019) to name Kirkuk's Tayeb Jabbar. Follow the obeliskالمسلة-تنشر-السيرة-الذاتية-لمحافظ-كركوك
  22. The Parliamentary Committee submits a draft law for special grades 12:10 - 11/07/2019 0 Information / Baghdad .. The parliamentary legal committee revealed on Thursday the submission of a special law proposal to determine the way in which the choice will be taken as the decisions taken by these grades will affect the functioning of the executive affairs in the state. "A group of members of the House of Representatives submitted a proposal to regulate the special grades of the Legal Committee and will be discussed within the Committee and the conformity of paragraphs with the provisions of the Constitution," said member of the Legal Committee Mohammed al-Ghazi said in a statement. "The state needs such laws to regulate the work of special grades and the mechanism of selection according to the specifications and conditions in accordance with the law and the way they are selected as high grades and decisions taken will affect the functioning of executive affairs in the Iraqi state." He explained that "what distinguishes the proposal from the civil service law is to regulate the work of the grades of an independent law, because of its utmost importance in the organization of executive affairs in the country 'in addition to the laws in force, and will be merged between the proposal and other laws to come out with an effective legal vision for the selection of special grades" . Ending / 25
  23. 2019/07/11 14:04 Number of readings 41 Section: Iraq Kuwaiti-Iraqi talks to establish free market between the two countries Baghdad / Al-Masala: An Iraqi government delegation will meet with Kuwaiti Minister of State for Trade and Industry Khaled Al-Rawdan next week to approve the free market between the two countries. "Al-Rawdan will lead a high-level delegation to meet with an Iraqi government delegation next week in the area of Safwan-Abdali port," Al-Qabas newspaper quoted sources as saying. The sources pointed out that "the talks will be to finalize the finalization before the signing of the agreement to start the establishment of" Kuwait-Iraq free market, "near the international borders of the two countries." The sources revealed that "the Kuwaiti delegation headed by Rawdan will be represented by the highest level in the Commission to encourage direct investment, and the General Administration of Customs, in addition to other related parties." The idea of the Kuwait-Iraq free zone dates back to 2010, when the governments of the two countries then agreed to the establishment of a joint free market near the port of Safwan-Abdali, but some obstacles prevented it. Follow the obelisk-agenciesمباحثات-كويتية--عراقية-لإقرار-السوق-الحرة-بين-البلدين
  24. 2019/07/11 14:23 Number of readings 3 Section: Iraq Abdul Mahdi and Saleh emphasize the need to implement the government program BAGHDAD / MESSALA: President of the Republic Barham Salih and ministers Adel Abdul Mahdi, Thursday, July 11, 2019, on the need to implement the government program. "President Barham Salih received on Thursday at the Peace Palace in Baghdad Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi," Saleh's office said in a statement received by Al-Masala newspaper. He added that "during the meeting, they discussed the political, economic and security developments in the country and stressed the need to work hard to implement the government program and provide services to citizens." He added that "Iraq's foreign relations were discussed and the policy of moving away from the axes to achieve the highest national interests, and adopting dialogue to resolve crises and reduce tension in the region." Follow the obeliskعبد-المهدي-وصالح-يؤكدان-على-ضرورة-تنفيذ-البرنامج-الحكومي
  25. Sessions Board Table Installer Agenda of the meeting No. (32) Thursday, 11 July 2019 11/07/2019 (Reading verses from the Holy Quran ) First: the vote on the draft law of the first amendment to the law of elections provincial councils and districts No. (12) for the year 2018. (Committee of Regions and Governorates, the Legal Committee). (4 article). Second: Vote on the draft law amnesty from tax penalties. (Finance Committee, Economic and Investment Committee). (4 article). Third: Vote on the draft law on the rights of the martyrs of the air base crime. (Committee of Martyrs, Victims and Political Prisoners, Commission on Human Rights, Legal Committee). (Article 9). Fourth: The vote on the draft law of the second amendment to the law of the Union of Geologists No. (197 ) of 1968. (Committee of civil society institutions and parliamentary development) (16 articles). Fifth: Vote on the recommendations for resolving the housing crisis. Sixth: Hosting the ministers (the Minister of Oil, the Minister of Finance, the President of the Federal Audit Bureau, the representative of the Prime Minister) regarding the implementation of the Federal Budget Law of the Republic of Iraq for the fiscal year 2019 No. (1) for the year 2019. Seventh: First reading of the draft law of the Nursing Syndicate. (Committee of Civil Society Institutions and Parliamentary Development). (36 articles). Eighth: Report and discussion (second reading) of the proposal of the law of the Iraqi National Olympic Committee. (Committee on Youth and Sports, Legal Committee). (22 articles). Ninth: Report and discussion (second reading) of the draft law on communications and informatics. (Committee for Services and Reconstruction, Committee on Culture, Information, Tourism and Antiquities). (42 articles). Tenth: General Discussions (15 minutes). The session begins at 1pm.جدول-اعمال-الجلسة-رقم-32-الخميس-11-نموز-2019/
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