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President of the Republic Dr. Fuad Masum received at the Peace Palace in Baghdad Monday the special envoy of US President Donald Trump to Iraq, Mr. Brett McGurk and his accompanying delegation, which also included the Ambassador of the United States of America to Iraq, Mr. Douglas Seelman.

The meeting reviewed ways of enhancing cooperation between the two countries and the two friendly peoples as well as the overall political and security developments in Iraq and the region. 
During the meeting, he expressed his appreciation for the continued support of the United States in various fields. 
For his part, Brett McGork said his country's support for the Iraqi people, reiterated the desire of the United States to develop cooperation in all fields and within the framework of the strategic agreement between the two countries.

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President of the Republic Fuad Masum received at the Peace Palace in Baghdad on Monday October 1, 2018, Special Envoy of US President Donald Trump to Iraq, Mr. Brett McGurk and his accompanying delegation, which also included the Ambassador of the United States of America to Iraq, Mr. Douglas Seelman. 

The meeting reviewed ways of enhancing cooperation between the two countries and the two friendly peoples as well as the overall political and security developments in Iraq and the region. 

During the meeting, he expressed his appreciation for the continued support of the United States in various fields. 

For his part, Brett MacGork confirmed the country's support for the Iraqi people, reiterating the desire of the United States to develop cooperation in all fields and within the framework of the strategic agreement between the two countries.

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Deputy: Parliament will change a number of concepts on the strategic agreement concluded with America

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MP on the alliance of Fatah, Walid Sahlani, on Sunday, that the House of Representatives will work to change a number of concepts of strategic agreements concluded with the United States on the supply of weapons to the Iraqi military. 
"The parliament will work to change a number of concepts of strategic agreements concluded between Iraq and the United States of America," Sahlani said in a statement. On the supply of arms and military equipment, as well as the openness towards other countries to conclude military agreements and the processing of weapons from multiple sources.
He added that "the parliament will hold accountable the government figures responsible for the agreements that did not provide a tangible Shia on the ground," noting that "the strategic agreement with Washington will be studied and will be work to cancel after consideration of its usefulness." 
On Sunday, US company Navi Star announced it had been awarded contracts for the supply of 4x4 and 6 × 6 military trucks to the Iraqi army. 
It is noteworthy that the United States did not provide military support to Iraq during its war against criminal gangs, despite the conclusion of a number of contracts with them, but worked to provide criminal gangs of weapons and ammunition, as well as providing the security forces later with weapons of poor quality and military efficiency, according to specialists.

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head of the coalition of state law, Nuri al-Maliki, on Monday, to the special envoy of US President Brett McGork, the need to support the next government to meet the demands of Iraqis, pointing out that Iraq has become the focus of the world. 

In a statement issued by his office after receiving the special envoy of US President, Brett McCurk, in the presence of Ambassador Douglas Silliman, Maliki said that "during the review of the political and security situation in Iraq and the region and ways to strengthen bilateral relations between the two friendly countries." 

 


"Iraq today is the focus of attention of the world after it has succeeded in eradicating terrorism," Maliki said, stressing the need to "accelerate the formation of the government so that our country will enjoy security and stability." 

The head of the coalition of state law, during the meeting, "the need to support the next government to be able to meet the demands of Iraqis in the development of the investment sector and reconstruction of the country and provide services and enhance political and security stability."

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America's Opportunity in Iraq

America's Opportunity in Iraq

Barham Salih, president of Iraq, recently fielded questions during an interview in Sulaimaniyah, in Iraqui Kurdistan. (Ahmad Al-RubayeAFP/Gett

 

The new government in Baghdad has evoked two broad reactions in Washington: hope and dread.

My Bloomberg Opinion colleague Meghan O'Sullivan is encouraged by Iraq's new president and designated prime minister, Barham Salih and Adil Abdul-Mahdi. Both men have longstanding relationships with the U.S. government and have played important roles in building a new Iraq from the ashes of Saddam Hussein’s tyranny.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is more pessimistic. Looking at Iraq’s new government, he declared Iran the “clear winner,” tweeting that the chief of Iran’s potent Quds Force, Qassem Suleimani, had brokered the deal for the new government.

U.S. and Iraqi officials with whom I spoke told me the Iranians did not get everything they wanted, but neither did the Americans. Salih and Abdul-Mahdi represent a kind of compromise. The Iranians supported the coalition of Shiite religious parties represented by former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and militia leaders like Hadi al-Amiri. Iran also favored another Kurdish candidate for the presidency favored by a rival Kurdish party.

U.S. special envoy Brett McGurk, on the other hand, favored the slate of candidates affiliated with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. McGurk was instrumental in getting the Iraqi parliament to support al-Abadi over Maliki in 2014, a key condition for deeper U.S. military involvement in the fight against the Islamic State.

In the end, it was an Iraqi who was most influential in the negotiations: Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the 88-year-old head of the Shiite hawzas of Najaf, set the stage for Abdul-Mahdi’s selection as prime minister when he released a statement urging “new faces” in the next government. That ruled out Maliki and al-Abadi.

Sistani’s position was understandable. The party that won the largest bloc in parliament in May was affiliated with the rebellious cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a leader of the Shiite insurrection against U.S. forces in Iraq in 2004 and 2005 who has emerged as a fierce critic of Iranian influence in Iraq in recent years. His bloc, which includes communists and other outsiders, was most blunt in criticizing the corruption that has become endemic to Baghdad politics.

The unrest and desire for change has only become more pronounced since the spring. Protesters torched government ministry buildings and the Iranian consulate last month in Basra, Iraq’s third largest city and an important hub for its chief export, oil. They demanded more jobs, a functioning power grid and an end to widespread corruption. One of the organizers of those protests, a human rights activist named Suad al-Ali, was shot dead in the street last month.

 

Al-Ali’s murder also coincides with renewed threats from Iranian-backed militias against the U.S. U.S. officials tell me there is an increasing risk that those militias intend to kidnap Americans in Iraq. That’s one factor that led the U.S. to suspend operations in its consulate in Basra. Another is U.S. allegations that those militias fired rockets and mortar rounds at the consulate last month.

Hostility between the U.S. and Shiite militias is nothing new. One such group, Asaib al-Haq, was responsible for the brutal murder of U.S. troops near Karbala in 2007. More recently, however, there has been an uneasy ceasefire between U.S. forces and the militias during the fight against the Islamic State.

What does all this have to do with the new government in Iraq? Between the election in May and the recent protests in Basra, Iraqis are making it clear that they don’t want to be a vassal state of Iran. This presents an opportunity. The new Iraqi government will have to show its independence. With a little skill and luck, the U.S. can quietly give Abdul-Mahdi the support he needs to push back against Iran and address the economic misery in places like Basra.

To do that however, the U.S. needs to signal its commitment to Iraqi cities under threat from the militias. Barbara Leaf, who served as a senior U.S. diplomat in Basra in 2010 and 2011, told me when she served there, the consulate was shelled two to three times a week. By suspending operations in Basra, she said, the U.S. is sending the wrong message “not just to the Iraqi government, but to the Iraqi people.”

She’s right. And there is another audience for this message: Suleimani and his many proxies in Iraq. Surely he needs to know that a few threats and errant rockets cannot drive the U.S. out of a city whose people are fed up with the thieves and terrorists he has empowered.



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- US Deputy Secretary of State John Silvan said on Sunday that the United States supports its support for Iraq and the next government in all fields during a meeting with Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul-Mahdi in Baghdad today. 

Abdul Mahdi said in a statement received by Alsumaria News, a copy of it, that Abdul Mahdi, "received, today, Deputy Secretary of State John Silvan," noting that the latter "congratulated Abdul Mahdi at the beginning of the meeting on the occasion of his mandate to form a government, expressing the support of the United States of America To Iraq and to the next government in all fields. "

 


"During the meeting, they discussed the strengthening of relations between the two countries, the situation in Iraq and the region and the importance of continuing international support for Iraq in the area of reconstruction after the victory over terrorism," the statement said. 

Sylvan is the first senior US official to meet Abdul Mahdi since he was appointed to form the next Iraqi government on the second of October.

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Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul-Mahdi received on Sunday in Baghdad Deputy US Secretary of State John Silvan.

The office of Abdul-Mahdi said in a statement obtained 'Tigris' a copy of it, that the Deputy Secretary of State of the United States confirmed the full support of the United States to Iraq and the government of Abdul Mahdi.

 During the meeting, they discussed the strengthening of relations between the two countries, the situation in Iraq and the region and the importance of continuing international support for Iraq in the field of reconstruction after the victory over terrorism.

Sylvan is the first senior US official to meet Abdul Mahdi since he was appointed to form the next Iraqi government on the second of October.

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Senior US official meets Abdul Mahdi: We support you in all fields

 

 

BAGHDAD (AFP) - US Deputy Secretary of State John Silvan said on Sunday that US support for Iraq and the next government in all fields will be met during a meeting with Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul-Mahdi in Baghdad today. 

Abdul Mahdi said in a statement that "received today, Deputy Secretary of State John Silvan," noting that the latter "congratulated Abdul Mahdi at the beginning of the meeting on the occasion of his mandate to form a government, expressing the support of the United States of America to Iraq and the next government in all areas" .

"During the meeting, they discussed the strengthening of relations between the two countries, the situation in Iraq and the region and the importance of continuing international support for Iraq in the area of reconstruction after the victory over terrorism," the statement said. 
Sylvan is the first senior US official to meet Abdul Mahdi since he was appointed to form the next Iraqi government on the second of October. 

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Security expert: Washington insists on keeping operations command in the provinces

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Revealed security expert Safa al-Osam, Sunday, the insistence of the American side to keep the command of military operations in most of the provinces for the purpose of continuing military presence in its bases, indicating that the solution of the command operations will contribute to reducing the budgets of the security ministries.

Al-Asam said in a statement to Al-Maaloumah that "the American side is pressing with all force to keep the commanders of military operations in the provinces in order to maintain its military presence in bases in the west and north of the country."

He added that "the purpose of establishing military operations in the provinces is to fight terrorist organizations and if the danger ends, all powers will be transferred to the Ministries of Defense and Interior according to the Constitution, which states that the border and the sovereignty of the country must be protected by the military institution, specifically the army.

"The terrorist threat in some areas requires the government to keep some leaders, especially in Anbar and Mosul, and solve them in southern Iraq as a security stable," he said. Ending / 25 d

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Deputy: Washington's plans in Iraq failed

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Independent MP Abbas Bayer said on Sunday that all American plans inside Iraq had failed, accusing the United States of drawing up a map of the spread of the criminal "Daqash" organization, which is still being pursued by security forces.

Bayer said in a statement to Al-Maaloumah that "the Americans have drawn up the map of the spread of an organization inside Iraq and the Iraqi forces, along with the popular mobilization forces, are still working with high coordination for the annexes." He added that "our security forces and popular mobilization are capable of confronting any terrorist organizations If America prevented it from being brought back. "

Bayer added that "all American plans in Iraq have failed during the previous period," stressing that "the United States will not succeed in achieving its plans in Iraq again in the presence of our security forces and popular mobilization."

The deputy of the Fatah Alliance Hassan Salem revealed in a statement to the "Information" / on Saturday, a letter sent by the Russian intelligence to the existence of US efforts to introduce a number of elements calling the terrorist from Syria to Iraq to target the visit of Imam Hussein. Ending / 25 h

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BARHAM SALEH SENDS A REQUEST TO THE UNITED STATES
 
 
Barham Saleh sends a request to the United States

Barham Saleh sends a request to the United States

Written by: Yasser Hilaliin:October 14, 2018In: Iraq News , General NewsNo comments

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President Barham Salih on Sunday called on the United States to spare Iraq the consequences of regional tensions in the region.

This came during a meeting with US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan in Baghdad on Sunday, according to a statement issued by Saleh's office.

The statement said that "the President of the Republic received at the Peace Palace in Baghdad on Sunday afternoon, Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, along with US Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Suleiman."

The President stressed during the meeting the need to "spare Iraq and the consequences of international politics and regional tensions, taking into consideration the location and status of Iraq, and stressing the sovereignty of Iraq and its national interest in stabilizing the stability that contributes to the reconstruction and development of infrastructure of areas affected by terrorism," according to the statement .

For his part, Deputy Foreign Minister Sullivan reiterated "his country's support for Iraq in various fields," stressing that "his country seeks to develop its relations with Iraq and promote joint cooperation, especially in the economic fields and encourage investment."

Iraq has close ties to Iran, which US President Donald Trump decided to impose sanctions in August.

In a meeting with his Iranian counterpart, Ali Larijani, Speaker of the House of Representatives Mohamed Halboussi affirmed on Tuesday the position of Iraq, which rejects the blockade of the people.

The United States imposed its first package of sanctions on Iran last August after Washington withdrew in May from an international agreement limiting Tehran's nuclear activities.

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US envoy heads to Iraq for talks with new leaders
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WASHINGTON: US State Department number two John Sullivan departs on Sunday for Iraq to meet with the country’s new leaders, the highest level administration official to do so since their election.

Sullivan will visit Baghdad and Arbil, the capital of the Iraqi Kurdish autonomous region, the State Department said.

The US deputy secretary of state will meet with the newly elected speaker of parliament, Mohammed Al Halbusi, as well as President Barham Saleh and Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdel Mahdi.

Long stalled after the May legislative elections, the political situation in Iraq has begun to move in recent weeks with the choice of the new leaders.

The future head of government, an independent, still faces the difficult task of forming a governing team by early November as several coalitions continue to jockey for preeminence in the divided parliament.

A veteran of Iraqi politics and an economist by training, Mahdi, 76, is regarded as sufficiently independent to be able to assemble a government despite fractures in the ruling elites.

 Mahdi has support from both Tehran and Washington, a necessary consensus in a country caught between two major allies, each the enemy of the other.

Sullivan will “focus on expanding US-Iraq economic ties and underscoring the United States’ continued support for a strong, sovereign, and prosperous Iraq,” the State Department said.

 

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Deputy Speaker: The US presence in Iraq is illegal and we will pass a law to get them out

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The First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Hassan al-Kaabi, Tuesday, that the US presence in Iraq lacks a legal cover, and expected to pass a law passed by parliament to remove US troops from the country.

"There is a previous agreement approved by the House of Representatives regarding the presence of US forces," al-Kaabi said in an interview with the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar. "This presence should be limited to training and some logistical matters, For these forces. "

"This presence now has no legal cover," he said, adding that "the final word will be the House of Representatives."

"I am a member of the Presidency, I support that the House of Representatives take this decision on his own, and personally I support the vote by approving it, and I expect to approve it." Ending / 25

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Suron: We will be the first supporters of the law to remove US forces 

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The Mass Suron parliamentary bloc, Tuesday, it will be the first supporters to discuss the draft law to remove US and foreign troops from Iraq, indicating that others do not need those who pay to support such laws.

"Any proposal for a resolution or a law concerning the removal of foreign forces, especially US forces from Iraq, will be the first to support him strongly," bloc member Abbas Aliawi said in a statement.

Aliawi said that "the mass of others do not need those who push them to support the decision or the law because they reject any foreign presence within the country, whatever its character or mission."

The first deputy speaker of the House of Representatives Hassan al-Kaabi said earlier Tuesday that the US presence in Iraq lacks a legal cover, and expected to pass a law passed by parliament to remove US troops from the country. Ending / 25

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Washington urges Iraqi leaders to form a government within the constitutional deadline
(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) Washington urged Iraqi leaders to form a government in accordance with the deadline of the Constitution.
 
"The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Nechirvan Barzani met with US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan and a number of US diplomatic and military officials," a statement by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said. 
He added that "Sullivan offered his congratulations to Nijervan Barzani during the meeting on the occasion of the success of the parliamentary elections of Kurdistan and victory over the preacher," asserting "the support of the United States of America to the Kurdistan region." 
"Sullivan called for continued dialogue between Erbil and Baghdad to solve problems and security and economic cooperation, and highlighted the latest developments in Iraq." 
"The Deputy Secretary of State expressed the hope that all Iraqi leaders will work to form a new Iraqi government and start its tasks on time and in accordance with the Iraqi constitution."
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Maliki to US official: We reject the policy of axes and against the embargo on Iran

 

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The head of a coalition of state law, Nouri al-Maliki, received in his office Tuesday, October 16, 2018, the official of the Iraq and Iran affairs portfolio in the United States of America, in the presence of Ambassador Douglas Seelman. 

According to a statement received by Al-Misla, the two sides reviewed the future of the bilateral relations between the two countries and means of enhancing them. They also exchanged views on the latest developments and developments in the region as well as ongoing dialogues to form the next government.

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The head of the coalition of state law, Mr. Nuri al-Maliki, received today in his office the official of the file of Iraq and Iran affairs in the United States of America, Mr. Andrew Beck, in the presence of Ambassador Douglas Silliman. 

During the meeting, they reviewed the future of the bilateral relations between the two countries and means of enhancing them. They also exchanged views on the latest developments and developments in the region as well as ongoing dialogues to form the next government. 
He pointed out that the stability and security of the region as a whole starts with the stability of Iraq, stressing the importance of supporting the next government and its success in achieving the aspirations of the Iraqi people. 

The head of the coalition of state law said that Iraq seeks to establish the best relations with various countries of the world, and rejects the axes policy of the interest of Iraq to be a yardstick to bring together different points of view, again the position that rejects the principle of the embargo on Iran or any other country because it harms the basic basis on different peoples Social segments. 

Media Office of Mr. Nuri al - Maliki  
 16 October 2018

 

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The head of a coalition of state law , Nuri al - Maliki on Tuesday the importance of supporting the next government, noting that Iraq is seeking better relations with various countries of the world, while renewed his rejection to "blockade" imposed on Iran. 

"The head of a coalition of state law, Nuri al-Maliki, received today, the official file of affairs of Iraq and Iran in the United States of America Andrew Beck, in the presence of Ambassador Douglas Silliaman," Maliki's office said in a statement received by Alsumaria News.

 
 


During the meeting, the two sides reviewed the future of bilateral relations between the two countries and means of enhancing them, and exchanged views on the latest developments and developments in the region, in addition to ongoing dialogues to form the next government. 

The statement quoted al-Maliki as saying that "the stability and security of the region as a whole starts from the stability of Iraq," stressing the "importance of supporting the next government and its success in achieving the aspirations of the Iraqi people." 

He added that "Iraq seeks to establish the best relations with various countries of the world and rejects the policy of axes, the interest of Iraq to be a yardstick to bring together different points of view," again "the position that rejects the principle of the embargo on Iran or any other country because it will affect mainly on the peoples of various social strata "He said.

On Wednesday, August 8, 2018, al-Maliki expressed his rejection of the US sanctions imposed on Iran, calling them a "flagrant violation" of international law, while calling on the Iraqi government not to be a party to these sanctions.

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      On the former governor of Ninewa, the ministry said, "Nofal Hammadi has been sentenced to the Sultan as a foreigner / current or former government official, or person acting for or on behalf of that official, who is responsible for, or who is involved in, Directly or indirectly in corruption, including the misappropriation of state assets or the confiscation of private assets for personal gain or corruption related to government contracts, extraction of natural resources or bribery. "
      "The Sultan is the former governor of Nineveh After the ferry accident in Mosul, the center of Nineveh, which killed about 100 people, the Iraqi parliament removed the Sultan from office."
      "The ferry, loaded with five times more than its capacity, was transporting families to an island on the Tigris when it sank," he said, adding that the Iraqi authorities issued an arrest warrant for the former governor, who fled shortly after the incident.
      "In a letter addressed to members of parliament after the ferry incident, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi accused the Sultan of negligence and dereliction of duty and said there was evidence that the former governor was misusing the funds and misusing his authority."
      "On March 27, 2019, the Ninewa investigation court said al-Akeb and several other officials were suspected of misuse of their powers and waste of public money." The Sultan has faced widespread corruption allegations since 1994. "

      Ahmed al-Jubouri "Abu Mazen"
      "Ahmed al-Jubouri was penalized as a foreigner who is a current or former government employee, a person acting on behalf of or in charge of or in charge of / or an accomplice in / who has direct or indirect participation Directly involved in corruption, including the misappropriation of state assets or the confiscation of private assets for personal gain or corruption related to government contracts, extraction of natural resources or bribery. "
      She said that "Jubouri, also known as Abu Mazen, is the former ruler of Salahuddin in Iraq, and the current member of parliament, who participated in corruption."
      Al-Jubouri was dismissed as a governor and sentenced to prison in June 2017 after being convicted of misuse of power and federal funds and taking over land for personal use.
      "Jabouri is known to protect his personal interests by absorbing Iranian-backed agents operating outside the control of the state," she said. 
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