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NATO is considering a long-term mission in Iraq

 

 Since 2018-02-07 at 18:55 (Baghdad time)

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has renewed pressure on its European allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to set up a long-term training mission in Iraq, diplomats said on Wednesday.

"US Secretary of Defense James Matisse sent a letter to the NATO presidency in January demanding an official NATO mission in Iraq with permanent or semi-permanent leadership to train Iraqi forces," five diplomats said in a statement read by Mawazine News. .

NATO defense ministers are expected to discuss the US demand in Brussels next week and may decide on it at a summit in July.

In his letter, Matisse proposed the development of military academies and military doctrine for the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, as well as the training of Iraqi forces on the removal of explosives and the maintenance of military vehicles dating back to the Soviet era.

The Pentagon spokesman declined to confirm Matisse's message, but said his country was looking for a way for the Allies to make greater efforts to counter terrorist organizations.

Diplomats said NATO leaders would offer their countries a range of options on a mission in Iraq, while NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed the issue with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi, who expressed support for such a mission.

The Prime Minister Haider Abadi, on Tuesday, that there is a national will and the previous government there is a request from the International Coalition to stand against Daash, revealing the existence of a project and a plan to reduce these forces.

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Release Date: 2018/2/8 8:56  232 times read
America is pressing NATO to expand its functions in Iraq and send trainers
(Reuters) - The United States is renewing pressure on its European partners in NATO to start a long-term mission in Iraq to train and advise to reopen a controversial issue in a troubled alliance after 10 years on a mission in Afghanistan, diplomats said.
Five senior NATO diplomats said US Defense Secretary Jim Matisse sent a letter to NATO headquarters in January calling for the formation of an official NATO mission in Iraq with permanent or semi-permanent command to train Iraqi forces. 
After a nearly three-year war with a preacher, Washington wants to ensure that militants do not return again, and although the Alliance already has trainers in Iraq, the number is less than 20. 
NATO defense ministers are expected to discuss the US demand in Brussels next week and a decision is likely to be made at a summit in July. 
Diplomats said Matisse had left many details open in his letter but noted the development of military academies and a military doctrine for the Iraqi Defense Ministry.
Other ideas diplomats have included include bomb disposal training and the maintenance of Soviet-era vehicles as well as medical training. 
"The United States is pressing hard for a role for NATO in Iraq, not a combat role, but a long-term mission," a senior NATO diplomat said on condition of anonymity. 
"This is as suspicious as Afghanistan," the diplomat said, referring to the long-running war in which the alliance funds and trains Afghan forces. 
"Very few allies want it," he said. 
US Defense Department spokesman Johnny Michael declined to discuss whether Matisse had sent a message to the alliance, but said: "The administration is continuing to look for ways in which allies can do more to counter terrorist organizations."
US Admiral James Fogo, commander of the NATO Joint Force in Naples, Italy, visited Baghdad on Thursday and told Reuters the visit was to discuss further support for Iraq, including an explosives training center. 
"The alliance can do more, and I think if you ask me, we have to give more, but the decision is actually up to the political leadership in Brussels," Fujo said. 
Diplomats said the NATO chiefs would present ministers with a number of options to establish a mission in Iraq, while NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg would discuss the issue with Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi, who supports the idea. " 
US pressure is part of US President Donald Trump's demand to go beyond The Western alliance has the primary task of defending the territory of its state and helping to stop Islamic militancy.
Trump attacked allies in May at a summit in Brussels that warned of more attacks in Europe if NATO did not do more to stop the militants, and former President Barack Obama was seeking a greater role for the alliance in the Middle East. 
US officials then raised the possibility that the alliance would run the US-led coalition to fight a duel as NATO did in the 2003 
US- led mission in Afghanistan. The United States sees NATO's long experience in Afghanistan as ideally suited to rehabilitate Iraqi forces after the The United States has more than 5,000 troops in Iraq. 
European allies, however, fear a drift to another open, costly and unpopular mission at home and at risk.
In a gesture to Trump, the 29-member alliance agreed last year to join the alliance, yet France and Germany insisted that the decision was essentially symbolic. 
The discussions did not touch on the size of any mission likely to be approved by NATO, but diplomats said it was necessary to be much larger than the current team to calm Trump. 
The mission may include regional training centers outside Baghdad. 
"This is an area where we can prove its importance," a second diplomat said, noting that the allies were well aware of the criticism raised by Trump during his campaign in 2016 that the alliance was "outdated" because it was not doing more to tackle the militants. 
The implementation of an official NATO mission would increase funding, pooling troops and arranging a situation that would allow them to remain in the field longer. 
A difficult problem is whether the military trainers will need protection and who will provide them.
Diplomats also said Iraq would need to make a formal request for the NATO mission. 
This will likely depend on Ebadi's victory in a new election in May as rival candidates backed by Iran are rebuffing the idea of US troops staying in the country. 
But diplomats said the pressure was greater because NATO had so far been unable to pursue a similar request for training and advice from the Libyan government backed by the United Nations in Tripoli because rival factions still control Libya.
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NATO: We support a larger training mission in Iraq

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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday that the alliance was ready to respond to an invitation by the United States to expand its small training mission in Iraq in support of the reconstruction of the country after a three-year war with the terrorist "Da'ash" organization. 

"We have to win peace," the NATO secretary-general told a news conference, quoted by Reuters. 

Stoltenberg said he expected NATO defense ministers to begin planning a larger training mission at a meeting in Brussels on Thursday and make the final decision in July.

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They need Nato over there just to keep the nuts from having a war between the 3 blocks. And they are worried about Jerusalem??? They should be more concerned about the huge load of national corruption that seems to be growing and more controlling then ever before. With everyday Maliki and Barzani run free, its another day for them to stir the pot and turn everyone against themselves. I would love to see an Iraq without those 2 puppeteering the whole lot of the sellouts.... Talk about abunch of mindless boobs.....  Maliki and Barzani are enjoying their unbrella drinks while instigating chaos in Iraq....  

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NATO aspires to expand training mission in Iraq

   
 

 
 


15/2/2018 12:00 am 

 
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- Sabah NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg pledged NATO's response to the United States' call for an expanded training mission in Iraq in support of the reconstruction of the country. 
"It is very important to stabilize the country after the end of hostilities and we have to win peace," Stoltenberg said in a press statement. "NATO defense ministers are expected to begin planning a larger training mission during the meeting in Brussels, , And to take the final decision in July next. "
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The news agency "Reuters", on Thursday, that Prime Minister Haider Abadi will visit Germany next week to meet with NATO Secretary General "NATO" Jens Stolberg and attend a security meeting.

"I expect the NATO defense ministers to begin a larger mission in Iraq during their forthcoming meeting in Brussels with a decision to start the mission in July," the agency quoted Stolberg as saying.

"It is important to stabilize the country after the end of hostilities," Stolberg said.

The agency said that "Stolberg will meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi in Germany later in a security conference will be held there." Ending / 25 z

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Barzani pleased to leave Kurdistan to attend the most important security conference in the world

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Barzani delighted to participate in the most important security conference in the world
Advisor to the Security Council of the Kurdistan Region pleased Barzani - a picture of Kurdistan 24 in a previous interview
 

Erbil (Kurdistan 24) - Advisor of the Security Council of the Kurdistan Region pleased Barzani, the territory of the region heading to Germany to participate in the Munich Security Conference, which begins its work on Friday.

This is the first participation of Barzani's pleasure in the 54th session of the conference which is held in Munich annually and is one of the most important security events in the world.

A source in the Kurdistan Regional Security Council's adviser 24 said the young Kurdish leader left the region to participate in the Munich Security Conference.

The source did not elaborate further.

Barzani's participation comes at the official invitation of the conference's organizers.

Barzani is expected to meet senior officials attending the conference, but it is not known if he will meet Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who will attend the conference.

Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani has always participated in the annual conference and has often been consulting with world leaders regarding the bilateral relations between Kurdistan and other countries. Barzani decided not to run again.

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The Munich Conference on Security is the most famous of its kind in the world's policy and security conferences. Its annual session is attended by world leaders including many leaders of the great powers.

The Munich Conference on Security and Cooperation was launched in 1963 and later became the world's most unique platform for discussing security policies in about 30 discussion sessions with more than 120 of the world's top leaders.

The conference is held every February in Munich, Germany. Its activities are limited to meetings and discussions without concluding statements.

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The NATO mission looks like it might need change it's name " in the near future " to NAMETO (nah-ME-to ) - North Atlantic Middle East Treaty Organization. It sings.

 

Of course there's a lot of red tape, plenty of talk and paperwork. NATO needs a new mission; plenty of " battle training " in that part of the world.

 

Most Unlikely Russia would invade ALL or even Part of Europe. They're still mired in the Ukraine/Crimea land grab. Putin is no Fool. If he pushed too far he knows he'd get his AZZ handed to Him with Trump in there WH. Trump plays the " the loose cannon " very well. 

Putin is a chess player. He's doing this so everyone takes their eye off the ball for the  :bs:  he's playing at in the M.E. and elsewhere.

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4 hours ago, 10 YEARS LATER said:

The NATO mission looks like it might need change it's name " in the near future " to NAMETO (nah-ME-to ) - North Atlantic Middle East Treaty Organization. It sings.

 

Of course there's a lot of red tape, plenty of talk and paperwork. NATO needs a new mission; plenty of " battle training " in that part of the world.

 

Most Unlikely Russia would invade ALL or even Part of Europe. They're still mired in the Ukraine/Crimea land grab. Putin is no Fool. If he pushed too far he knows he'd get his AZZ handed to Him with Trump in there WH. Trump plays the " the loose cannon " very well. 

Putin is a chess player. He's doing this so everyone takes their eye off the ball for the  :bs:  he's playing at in the M.E. and elsewhere.

Did the French surrender yet?

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1 hour ago, jmartin1145 said:

Did the French surrender yet?

 

They surrendered after the Nazis handed them their AZZ in late June 1940 . . . and it's pretty much remains that way. Thank God for that. 

 

The only fighting force they have which is definitely worth their Salt is the French Foreign Legion. . . most assuredly a Bad Azz bunch and some of the toughest fighters anywhere in the world.

 

The French Army fought the Nazis Bravely . . . the French High Command and Government on the other hand ( & the REAL Problem ) was top heavy with Fools & Incompetent Bureaucrats and Military Officers. Wouldn't be the first time Good Men Died because of this. We bailed them out in WWI & WWII. I think the USA debt for France's timely assistance during the American Revolutionary War has been more than paid in FULL.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_France#Casualties - French losses were atrocious and they did inflict a heavy toll on the Germans. It wasn't a cake walk for the Hun. :salute:

 

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Syria tops agenda of Munich Security Conference

Turkish premier to address global figures on Syria conflict, Turkey’s counterterrorism operation in northwestern Syria

15.02.2018     

Syria tops agenda of Munich Security Conference
 
 
 
 
 

By Ayhan Simsek

BERLIN

The conflict in Syria, refugee crisis and the EU's role in the future will be major topics at the 54th Munich Security Conference, which begins on Friday.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim will be among key speakers of the three-day conference; he is expected to address senior global figures on Syria, Turkey’s counterterrorism operation and other developments in the region.

The Turkish premier is also scheduled to hold several bilateral meetings with his counterparts on Friday and Saturday, on the sidelines of the conference.

Qatari Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, British Prime Minister Theresa May are among other leaders expected to attend the conference.

Foreign ministers of Turkey, Russia, Iran and Saudi Arabia are also expected participate at the conference, according to organisers.

The U.S. administration will be represented by Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis and the U.S. National Security Adviser, Herbert Raymond McMaster.

Numerous conflicts in the Middle East, growing tensions between Gulf states and political developments in the Sahel region are also expected to be on the agenda.

Around 600 senior figures would also discuss the future of the liberal international order, the EU’s role as a global actor, its relations with Russia and the U.S.

Since 1963, the Munich Security Conference has been a key annual gathering for world leaders, political and military decision makers to discuss global and regional security challenges.

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US Defense Secretary James Matisse

NATO defense ministers announced NATO's agreement to expand its training and advisory mission in Iraq.

US Defense Secretary James Matisse said NATO would go on the mission at the request of Iraq last month, adding that the United States had invited its allies in the alliance to help stabilize Iraq.

Matisse said the mission would focus on training Iraqi forces to protect the country from the emergence of new terrorist organizations.

For his part, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that the mission to be sent to Iraq will not be combat, but a training nature to help raise the efficiency of Iraqi forces and the establishment of infrastructure and military structures developed.

Stoltenberg pointed out the possibility of non-NATO partner countries contributing to the mission in order to avoid the possibility of a future return of terrorist organizations.

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Abadi leaves Baghdad for Munich security conference

 

 Since 2018-02-16 at 18:21 (Baghdad time)

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Baghdad - Mawazine News

Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi left Baghdad on Friday to attend the Munich Security Conference in Germany.

A brief statement to the Prime Minister's Office, received / Mawazine News / copy, that "Abadi, left Baghdad to attend the Munich security conference."

Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said at his weekly conference on Thursday that he would attend the Munich Security Conference to enhance security and stability, increase coordination and cooperation against terrorism and exchange of intelligence, pointing out that the conference is of great importance.

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Abadi meets in Munich with his French counterpart and Norwegian Foreign and Defense Ministers

 

 From 2018-02-17 at 12:02 (Baghdad time)

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Baghdad Mawazine News

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met Saturday with his French counterpart Eduard Philippe in Munich and the foreign and defense ministers of the Kingdom of Norway.

"The Prime Minister received at his residence in Munich this morning, his French counterpart Edward Philippe and his accompanying delegation," the Information Office of Abadi said in a statement received by Mawazine News.

Abadi expressed his "pride in the deep relations between Iraq and France and its stand with Iraq until the defeat of a preacher," expressing his thanks to France for "participation in the conference on Iraq reconstruction held in Kuwait."

"We continue to pursue our efforts and build up our capabilities and we look forward to continued security, economic and trade cooperation, especially in the area of restoring stability, which is no less important than our war against terrorism," he said, adding that "Iraq has given a shining example in confronting and defeating it. Liberators and citizens, which were an introduction to peace and stability. "

For his part, the French Prime Minister said: "We are pleased with the amazing progress that you have achieved in Iraq and we are with you and we will continue the relationship between our two countries and complete all the tasks until the achievement of full stability and France is supportive of you at the Kuwait Conference which has been a success congratulate you," expressing " The two countries in all fields, stressing that the eradication of a daunting is the priority of France in the region. "

The statement pointed out that "Abadi also received at his residence in Munich, the defense and foreign ministers in the Kingdom of Norway."

"The meeting discussed the development of relations between the two countries in all fields. He reviewed the results of the war on the victory and the victory achieved in the unity of the Iraqi people and the transition to the stage of restoring stability, in addition to discussing developments in the region and the need to continue the war against terrorism that threatens the world."

"You are doing a bright job of democracy in the region, strengthening the unity of your people and respecting the principles of human rights and freedoms," Norwegian Foreign Minister Ina Eriksen said.

The Norwegian delegation expressed "the desire to strengthen relations and cooperation in fields that serve the two friendly countries."

Prime Minister Haider Abadi is visiting Germany for the Munich conference

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Abadi meets former US Vice President Joe Biden during the Munich conference

 

 Since 2018-02-17 at 13:23 (Baghdad time)

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Baghdad Mawazine News

Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi received Saturday US Vice President Joseph Biden.

The Information Office, in a statement received / Mawazine News / a copy, "The Prime Minister Haider Abadi received today, at his residence in Munich, former US Vice President Joseph Biden."

The Prime Minister is visiting Germany to participate in the Munich Conference

 

 
 
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Alusi: Abadi's attendance at the Munich conference "review" and illegal

 

 Since 2018-02-17 at 12:42 (Baghdad time)

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A member of the Foreign Relations Committee, Mithal al-Alusi, Saturday, attended the presence of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi during the Munich security conference as a review and illegal.

Al-Alusi said in an interview with Mawazin News that "the presence of Abbadi at the Munich conference weakens the role of the Iraqi state and does not increase its strength." He said that the conference was supposed to attend Iraqi scientists and some members of parliamentary committees as representing the people.

He added that "this government is insignificant and non-Sharia and all its ministers are illegal, so the presence of Abadi is a witness review."

The Prime Minister, Haidar al-Abadi, left Friday night, Baghdad, to attend the Munich Security Conference in Germany.

It is noteworthy that Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said at his weekly conference on Thursday February 15, 2018 that he will attend the Munich Security Conference to enhance security and stability, increase coordination and cooperation against terrorism and exchange of intelligence.

 

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Al-Abbadi is accused of "bias towards his party" in conjunction with the Munich International Security Conference

 Since 2018-02-17 at 12:53 (Baghdad time)
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For three days every February, Munich holds a conference on international security to talk about crises, conflicts, and military and security policy in the world, and after Iraq has won victories over a preacher who has been at the forefront of countries fighting terrorism.

At a time when the members of the Committee on Foreign Relations parliamentary, the visit of Prime Minister Haider Abadi to Munich negative and non-Sharia, as it is vulnerable to the Iraqi state.

"The presence of Abadi at the Munich conference weakens the role of the Iraqi state and does not increase its strength," said a member of the committee, who said that "Iraqi scientists and some members of the parliamentary committees were supposed to attend this conference as they represent the people" .

He added that "this government is insignificant and non-Sharia and all its ministers are illegal, so the presence of Abadi is a witness review," and wondered about "allocations spent by the State on these dividends?"

 The deputy said that "those who accompany Abadi are members of his sect and his party, or the deputies of the rest of the blocks are not interested in such departures," noting that "the Prime Minister has seen himself above the people through some behaviors that the deputies do not have a role."

The member of the Foreign Relations Committee MP Ahmad Abdullah, accused in his speech to / Mawazin News /, the government to "not inform the parliament moves outside Iraq."

"The relations committee has no information about Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's visit to Germany to attend a conference," Abdullah said. "It is possible that Abadi Party or its close associates may have information about this visit."

The Prime Minister, Haidar al-Abadi, left Friday night, the Iraqi capital Baghdad, to attend the Munich Security Conference in Germany.

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Barzani expressed the desire of the Kurdistan region to resolve the outstanding problems with the Baghdad government on the basis of the Iraqi constitution.

During his meeting with Norwegian Foreign Minister Irene Suraidi, Barzani presented the situation in the region and the relationship between Erbil and Baghdad, and the work of joint committees between the province and the federal government and provide a share of Kurdistan from the Iraqi budget by Baghdad.

Barzani stressed that all areas of Iraq benefit from the programs and projects of the reconstruction conference of Iraq, pointing out to bear the burden of heavy burden when he received a large number of displaced people.

Suraidi stressed the continuation of her country in the quest to restore stability to the region and provide humanitarian assistance to refugees, expressing satisfaction at the decision of the Kurdistan region to participate in the Iraqi elections.

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NATO plans to stay wider in Iraq !!

17-02-2018 01:40 PM
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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has announced plans to train the Iraqi army, stressing the expansion of its presence in the country. 

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told a news conference that NATO plans to stay more broadly in Iraq as part of training the army without any combat duties. Stoltenberg  

explained  that 'the current training teams in Iraq are based on small teams but facilitator and facilitate the movement and provide training for Iraqi officers', adding that' the presence of NATO 'in Iraq to train the army came at the request of the Iraqi government,' saying: In Iraq until the army is fully built. '

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Abadi meets former US Vice President Joe Biden during the Munich conference

Strange to say the least...

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Abadi meets Nizarvan Barzani during the Munich International Security Conference

 

 Since 2018-02-17 at 13:16 (Baghdad time)

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Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi met Saturday with the head of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Nigervan Barzani, in Germany.

"The head of the Council of Ministers of Iraq Haider al-Abadi met with a delegation of the Kurdistan region headed by the head of the Council of Ministers of the region, Nigervan Barzani in Germany," the Information Office said in a statement received by Mawazin News.

The Prime Minister is visiting Germany to participate in the Munich Conference

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Release Date: 2018/2/17 14:13 • 79 times scheduled
The Dutch Prime Minister assured Abadi of his country's keenness to meet Iraq's needs and support its economy
The Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Roth, assured Prime Minister Haider Abadi of his country's keenness to meet Iraq's needs and support its economy.
A statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister received the agency {Euphrates News} copy of it today that "Abadi received in Munich the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Roth and the delegation accompanying him, and during the meeting stressed the desire of the two countries to develop bilateral relations in all fields, In various Iraqi provinces, which contribute to support the Iraqi economy and strengthen the Iraqi government's tendencies to restore stability. " 
He added that "the Dutch Prime Minister congratulated the victory on a supporter, stressing his country's keenness to support the Iraqi capabilities and continue to develop cooperation and meet the needs of Iraq and support the economy and the stability situation, which looks forward to it in the next phase." is over
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