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Offer  prosperity and hope to the 33 million people who live in Iraq.  Anyone under 25 years of age in Iraq has no idea of what peace feels like . 

I was talking the other day that they speck like killing and death is like getting a drink, no big deal. That whole group will be hard to deal with in peace, they will not understand conflict resolution unless one is dead. 

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  • yota691 changed the title to A close source: Abadi will visit Trump on September 13 to convince him of an emergency government

Thanks Yota...

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I was talking the other day that they speck like killing and death is like getting a drink, no big deal. That whole group will be hard to deal with in peace, they will not understand conflict resolution unless one is dead. 

....This brings to point of the issue that seems to be taking on a common complacent in government transition...The affirmative action programs seem to have produced the product of decades of up lift by reducing the entry levels of equality...Is there equality...or has our own republic been reduced to what was demonstrated at the supreme court hearings of the highest intellectual court considered in the world and witnessed by the world...The political process in Iraq will take away a political immunity that has been the only protection that will eventually lead to the gallows...Where in our own backyard decades of corruption are being protected by a political correct deep state so entrenched into our government that there is actual contentment against the American patriots that have the integrity to shine the truth of light on an outright corrupt swamp of a degenerated political process...

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For the prognosticators that say we will see a lot of chaos prior to the RV......this is the 'perfect storm".....oh wait, that's everyday in Iraq !!!   :rodeo2:

:lol:, that was good. I may have to be looking for that quite period. 

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Barzani and Pens discuss telephone formation of the government and the return of minorities to Iraq

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The  
head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Nechirvan Barzani, and US Vice President Mike Pence discussed Monday the developments of the new Iraqi government and the return of displaced people and religious components to Iraq. 
"Vice President Mike Bens, discussed with the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq, Nechirvan Barzani, the Kurdish position of forming a government, and stressed the strategic partnership between the Kurds and the United States." 
He pointed out that "cooperation between the two parties was necessary to take advantage of joint successes against terrorism in Iraq." 
"The vice president congratulated the prime minister on several initiatives to promote religious freedom in the Kurdistan region, and the two leaders agreed to work closely to help the oppressed religious communities in Iraq to return to the homes of their forefathers," the statement said. 
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Sheikh Janki: The new government must work to solve the problems of Baghdad and Erbil

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head of the anti-terrorism forces and the official of the Protection and Information Agency in the Kurdistan Region, Lahore Sheikh Janki, Tuesday, the formation of the new Iraqi government and resolving the outstanding problems between the federal government and the territorial government with British Ambassador to Iraq John Wilkes. 
"The latter met with British Ambassador to Iraq John Wilkes and the British Consul in the Kurdistan region Martin War, to discuss the latest developments in the region, including the formation of the new Iraqi government," the media office of Sheikh Janki said in a statement received by Mawazine News. 
Sheikh Janki called for the formation of a national government to contribute effectively to solving all the problems facing the country, including political and economic, stressing that the new government should solve the outstanding problems between the center and the region as stipulated by the constitution.

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The MP of the Supreme Council Ahmed Abdul-Jabbar, Tuesday, that the delay of the announcement of the largest bloc came because of the intervention of Washington through the Trump envoy visited a number of new MPs to persuade them not to enter the alliance of conquest, noting that the American intervention included the province of Basra in an attempt to hit the democratic process in Iraq.

"What happened in Basra exposed the subversive project of Washington and Riyadh to strike at the democratic process in Iraq," Abdul Jabbar said in a televised statement.

He added that "the statement of reference was clear where the letter included the entire cabinet minister and not only the prime minister, which requires the formation of a government as defined by the reference and rejected in the letter."

He said that "delaying the announcement of the largest bloc came because of the US intervention and the visit of the Trump envoy to the new deputies in order to pressure them not to join the alliance of conquest."

The religious authority has made clear in a statement on Monday, the specifications of the next prime minister, refusing to repeat the same faces and return to power again. End 25 n

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Two US delegations meet PM Barzani on Peshmerga-Coalition cooperation, Kurdistan elections, Iraqi government formation

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Two US delegations meet PM Barzani on Peshmerga-Coalition cooperation, Kurdistan elections, Iraqi government formation
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ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Two US delegations were in Erbil on Tuesday, and they met, separately, with the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Nechirvan Barzani.

Tuesday’s meetings follow a phone call on Monday from US Vice President Mike Pence to Barzani.

The flurry of exchanges comes as Tehran and Washington are engaged in a sharp rivalry to shape the next Iraqi government, even as the US-backed candidate, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, has run into serious problems.

Pence’s conversation with Barzani included a discussion of the Kurdish position on the formation of the next Iraqi government, as did the discussion that Brett McGurk, Special Presidential Envoy to the Coalition against the Islamic State (IS), held with Barzani on Tuesday.

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The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani meets Brett McGurk, Special Presidential Envoy to the Coalition against the Islamic State (IS) in Erbil, Sep. 11, 2018. (Photo: KRG)

A deadlock exists between the two major blocs that have emerged from the May 12 elections. Both are Shia. One bloc, in which the mercurial cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, is the dominant figure and which includes Abadi, would get along with the US.

The other bloc is led by Hadi al-Amiri, head of the Shia militia, the Badr Organization. It consists of the leaders of the Iranian-backed militias that emerged in the course of Iraq’s battle against IS. If this bloc were to win, it would be unfriendly to the US.

The Kurds, and particularly the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), which won 25 seats in the last election, thus, potentially, can decide the next Iraqi government.

In other words, the fate of the entire US project in Iraq since 2003 may well lie in Erbil.

Under ordinary circumstances, that would not be much of an issue, because the Kurds have long been pro-American, and many analysts consider them America’s best friend in the area.

But McGurk treated the Kurds with disdain, vehemently opposing the Kurdistan independence referendum, and then looking the other way as Iraqi forces attacked a month later.

That is the dramatic background to the somewhat bland language of the official statements.

So, as a KRG statement explained, McGurk and Barzani discussed the current political situation in Iraq; efforts to form the new Iraqi cabinet; parliament sessions; and the possibilities of forming the largest parliamentary bloc, which is the first step in forming a new Iraqi government.

Both sides also discussed the role of the Kurdistan Region in the Iraqi political process. They expressed the hope that the efforts will lead to a positive outcome and that a new government will be formed that takes into consideration the interests of all Iraqi people, the statement added.

Barzani and McGurk also discussed the political situation in the Kurdistan Region and the preparations for parliamentary elections, which will be held on September 30.

McGurk expressed his gratitude for holding the vote on the scheduled date and hoped that the elections and voting process would end successfully.

This represents a significant change in the US position. Previously, it had asked the KRG to postpone the Kurdistan elections, until a government had been formed in Baghdad.

In his other meeting on Tuesday with a US delegation, Barzani saw Lt. Gen. Paul Funk, outgoing Commanding General of the anti-IS coalition, who was accompanied by his successor, Lt. Gen. Paul Joseph LaCamera.

A major purpose of their visit was to introduce LaCamera to the Kurdish leadership.

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A US military delegation meets with the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani in Erbil, Sep. 11, 2018. (Photo: KRG)

Barzani said the KRG, including the Ministry of Peshmerga, would continue to coordinate with the new Commanding-General to enhance the Coalition’s efforts to eliminate IS.

He also thanked the Coalition for its efforts to reorganize the Peshmerga Ministry and expressed his cabinet’s readiness for any kind of further collaboration.

In turn, Funk expressed his thanks to the KRG and its institutions for their assistance and briefed Barzani on the Coalition’s ongoing efforts to maintain its support to the Peshmerga Ministry.

(Additional reporting by Baxtiyar Goran)

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American magazine talks about the repercussions of Washington's sacrifice to the Kurds

She said that the Kurds and Sunnis became the makers of the king in Iraq

 

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A US magazine spoke about the repercussions of the US sacrifice to Kurds, especially after Washington allowed last year to the Iraqi government to control the disputed areas and border crossings and airports in the Kurdistan Region.

This is an article by the former US ambassador to Croatia, author of "The End of Iraq: How the US Deficit Led to Endless War," by Peter W. Galbraith, discusses coalitions in Iraq today and the role of Kurds in it , according to the magazine Foreign Policy.

 According to an article Galbraith that "in foreign policy, as in life, a good idea to be good to your friends , you do not know when Stanajhm, last month called on Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo the largest party in Kurdistan , the leader of Iraq , Massoud Barzani , to help him secure a second term for Iraqi Prime Minister , Thus blocking the path of the bloc supported by Iran . "

"In the past, the expected answer from the Kurds was yes. But last year the US administration of Donald Trump allowed a Shiite militia leader to use the shields provided by the United States in an operation against the Kurds," said Qasim Soleimani, It is surprising that the Kurds do not respond to the demands of an ally who have lost confidence in him . "

In 2010, when the United States asked for a second term for Nuri al-Maliki, Barzani immediately responded, a decision that the Kurds and the United States would regret. In June, when Secretary of State John Kerry made a surprise visit to Erbil, The Kurdistan region, to ask Barzani to postpone the referendum plan on the territory until the completion of the face of the organization of Daash, and agreed to the Kurds on demand .

"With a bloc of 50 deputies in the new elected parliament, in addition to the seats of their Sunni allies, they are in a position to decide who is the next prime minister of Iraq, and the reason because the elections that took place on 12 May ended in a deadlock between the two Shiite blocs; Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and leader of the popular crowd Hadi al-Amiri, both of whom have strong ties with Iran, but the assassin of Amiri with Iran in the Iran-Iraq war in the eighties of the last century, But he spent four years, between 2007-2011, and Abadi is a member of the Dawa Party close to Iran, but it is not as close to them as Maliki and Ameri, and Trump management fears of the success of these two in the formation of the next government, what will be a setback to the policy aimed at To achieve the opposite . "

"Here comes the role of the Kurds. After the elections, the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani, formed an alliance with other Kurdish parties, such as the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. The two parties signed a deal with the Sunni bloc (the National Axis Alliance) to choose between the two Shiite blocs. And the year between 60-90 seats in the new Iraqi parliament, and this depends on the commitment of its members to deal with the two blocs, or some of them to hold their own alliances with one of them .

The writer finds that "whatever the case, the Kurdish Sunnis are now the king's makers, and as the leader of the largest Kurdish parties, Barzani will be in a position to decide how the Kurds will spend, and the problem plagued by the Trump administration is that Barzani no longer believes he can rely on After responding to Kerry's request to postpone the referendum at a time when Iraq was facing a total collapse in 2014, they decided last year, with the defeat of a pre-emptive organization, to achieve the dream of independence they had waited for . "

"The Electoral Commission announced in June the date of the referendum on September 25, 2017. The Trump administration remained silent throughout the summer, but it launched a campaign in September to pressure Barzani to postpone or cancel the referendum, and then US Secretary of State Rex Tilerson, Two days after the date of the referendum, a proposal calling for postponement of the referendum in exchange for the United States help to resolve outstanding issues between Baghdad and Erbil, and "if things remained stuck then Washington will recognize the need for a referendum ."

According to the writer, "Barzani hesitated to believe the words of a minister was on his way out of the administration, and in practice it was difficult to cancel a referendum wanted by the Kurds strongly two days before the date, and the vote of 93% in favor of independence, and decided Abadi to teach the Kurds lesson, And ordered the attack on the city of Kirkuk, which was controlled by the Kurds after the Iraqi army left the organization to advocate in 2014, and instead of relying on the Iraqi army regular, known for its ineffectiveness, Abadi allowed the fighters of the popular crowd to lead the attack .

"Abadi, being a warlord who defeated a hasty organization and put the Kurds in their place, thought he would secure a second term for him," Galbraith said. "He called his alliance" victory . "

As the Kurdish leader told me, "Maliki cut off the budget from us, and Abadi attacked us," the attack weakened the confidence of the Kurds. The United States as an ally and instead of pursuing what America wants them, the Sunni Kurds are negotiating with the Shiite blocs; to know which one will give them a good deal . "

"The Sunnis want to rebuild their areas, and the withdrawal of Shiite militias from them. The Kurds want a list of the demands of the constitution, including a guaranteed share of the federal budget, recognition of their rights from the oil wealth, a national census to determine the share of Kurdistan from the federal budget, And a referendum to determine the status of the city of Kirkuk, Abadi refused all Kurdish demands, except for batches of the budget.

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President Barzani discussed with the envoy of the US President efforts to form the Iraqi government

Stressing the continued cooperation between the two sides in combating terrorism ...

 

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President Barzani discussed with the envoy of the US President efforts to form the Iraqi government
 

Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani on Thursday discussed with US President George W. Bush's envoy to the alliance against Da'ash the efforts to form a new Iraqi government. The two sides affirmed continued cooperation in the fight against terrorism.

Barzani met with British Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Seelman in the Salahaddin resort near Arbil, according to a statement by the Kurdish leader's office.

During the meeting, the exchange of views on the efforts to form a new Iraqi government, and the meeting tomorrow to the Iraqi parliament.

As was the highlight of the elections of the Parliament of Kurdistan scheduled to take place on September 30, and was stressed the continuation of cooperation between the United States and the Kurdistan Region in the field of war on the Dahesh.

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Barzani and MacGurk discuss the Iraqi crisis on the eve of the parliament session

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Barzani and MacGork discuss the Iraqi crisis on the eve of the parliament session
The talks between the two sides took place Thursday in Erbil in the latest meeting between the US envoy and the Kurdish leader as part of his frequent visits to Arbil (Barzani office)
 

Erbil (Kurdistan 24) - The leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani, with US presidential envoy Brett McGurk latest developments in connection with the crisis in Iraq to form a government after the inconclusive parliamentary elections.

Talks between the two sides took place on Thursday in Arbil, the latest meeting of the US envoy with the Kurdish leader as part of his frequent visits to Erbil. The meeting comes ahead of the parliamentary session scheduled for Saturday to elect a president despite the multiplicity of names of candidates.

McGurk is trying to persuade the Kurds, or at least the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), not to join the coalition of popular leaders, but Barzani has repeatedly said Kurds do not mind joining any alliance provided he agrees to a package of conditions.

Barzani's website said the Kurdish leader and MacGurk discussed "the latest efforts to form a new Iraqi government."

The efforts to form a government have been complicated after the supreme Shiite cleric Ali al-Sistani said he would not support any candidate to fill a post in previous governments. There are no signs of nominating a candidate for prime minister amid controversy over the bloc that will form the majority in parliament.

Barzani and the US special envoy discussed the parliamentary session scheduled for Saturday. The site gave no details on this aspect.

It is assumed that the Iraqi parliamentarians will choose on Saturday as Speaker of the Parliament and must be Sunni according to an informal custom adopted in Iraq after the fall of the former regime in 2003, the prime minister to be Shiite, while the post of President of the Republic of the quota of Kurds.

The Iraqi parliament should also elect a new president within 30 days as the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), the largest Kurdish party, has sought the position dominated by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) for nearly 13 years.

The Democratic Party won the first place in the Iraqi elections compared to other Kurdish parties, making it a major player in the region and Iraq.

Yazidi MP Fian Dakhil said in a statement to local media that Barzani could resolve his party's candidate within 10 minutes, unlike the National Union, which has put multiple names under the divisions that have plagued the party since the departure of its leader Jalal Talabani.

The winning blocs in the Iraqi parliamentary elections are conducting intensive negotiations and consultations to announce the major bloc that will form the government.

The Kurds will play a decisive role in the formation of the government, but did not decide their decision to join any of the blocs to form a major bloc. The Kurdish parties did not put any red lines in Baghdad, but said that joining any alliance is subject to the implementation of 27 conditions.

Barzani and McGork also discussed the parliamentary elections scheduled in the Kurdistan region on 30 of this month to elect a new parliament.

The website of Barzani that it was stressed during the meeting on "the continued coordination and cooperation between the United States and the Kurdistan Region in the war against Dahesh."

The Kurds have been actively involved in fighting an organization that has been on the ground for the past three years in a war supported by the Washington-led international coalition.

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America to give up the support of the number 10 in the prime minister for the benefit of this body
    
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The United States plays an important role in the formation of the Iraqi government by influencing some of the political blocs loyal to them in choosing the right people for some positions of sovereign or by making some crucial decisions relating to the interests of America in Iraq.

 

A few days ago, the current prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, was the only strong candidate for prime minister in a second term. Abadi received clear US support through President Trump McGork's envoy in Iraq and held several meetings with political figures and blocs in an attempt to rally the various blocs around Abadi and support him in the second state project. That soon reversed this support after the decline of the chances of Abadi in the opportunity of the presidency of the next government as a result of the province of Basra demonstrations and protests overturned Abadi for the benefit of other blocs, which threatened the interests of the United States in Iraq and therefore resorted to restore stability My country.

 

After reports of the number of parliamentary seats held by Abadi in the next parliament, which does not exceed 10 seats, it is difficult for the United States to continue to provide support to the current prime minister, especially since the reference Sistani ended the controversy that raged the Iraqi arena throughout the previous period on The character of the next prime minister.

 

In this regard, a member of the House of Representatives, former Harith Chanchal, that the United States is looking for an alternative to Abadi in the presidency of the next government.

 

"The United States does not have a specific friend. When you support someone and find that their interests are available in others, you turn quickly to him and support him in order to achieve their interests in the country," Shanshal said in an interview with Watan News. "The person you are looking for is acceptable Of all political blocs in addition to the availability of conditions set by some blocks for the next prime minister. "

 

"The United States will give signals to the formation of an Iraqi government away from external influences, but the truth will be there are interventions left and right by it to affect the formation of the government and the political situation inside the country," he said.

 

An informed source revealed that the head of a coalition of state law, Nuri al-Maliki cut the way to the current Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi, seeking to form a government, while he told him that he had only 10 deputies left .

 

The source, who preferred not to be identified in a press statement by (Watan News) that "the Prime Minister Haider Abadi during a meeting with the head of a coalition of state law, Nuri al-Maliki put forward the idea of unification of the wings and the reintegration of the two parties affiliated within the party (coalition rule of law, "Noting that" a recent was conducted earlier on the existence of a quest within the Dawa Party to unite ranks, and Maliki was welcome, but Abadi lied to those news and decided to join others . "

 

"Today al-Abbadi came in an attempt to revive that endeavor, but al-Maliki told him that he (Abadi) did not have in the coalition victory only 10 deputies, out of a total of 42. Most members of the coalition Abadi withdrew from him," stressing that "Maliki told Abadi that their meeting Together will not achieve the largest bloc . "

 

According to the source, Abadi told Maliki that "the deputies who split from his coalition went to the rule of law, but not all of them came to the rule of law, and some of them (eg good deeds) went to the others, while others have not determined his position so far .

 

The prominent politician and one of the leaders of the rule of law, that "Abadi understood that he was abandoned by his strategic allies and his colleagues in the Dawa Party, at a time before, when he decided (Abadi) to abandon them and running the election bloc separate from the rule of law represented by the party, To join the alliance going after the election. "

 

The United States is trying to form an Iraqi government loyal to it and follow their wishes and interests, especially that the current period is very competitive with Era because of the sanctions and therefore trying to block the way to Iran to form a government to support it.

 

In the opinion of political analyst and confident Hashemi that, America does not deal with people and names, but with the interests that follow their curriculum.

 

Al-Hashemi said in an interview with "Watan News" that "the United States of America does not deal with specific people or names, but are in accordance with their interests that tune and platform."

 

"If US interests require the abdication of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, then America will take this step to preserve its interests in Iraq, which we have observed over previous governments," he said.

 

Hashemi said that "despite the intersection between America and Iran, but they always agree on a joint candidate for the post of prime minister of Iraq."

 

And put forward many of the nominations nominated for the presidency of the next government, but the political blocs have not announced so far adopted for a particular candidate and merely say that what is rumored is just leaks. Finished 10

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On 9/9/2018 at 8:45 AM, skeetdog said:

Thanks Yota...

....This brings to point of the issue that seems to be taking on a common complacent in government transition...The affirmative action programs seem to have produced the product of decades of up lift by reducing the entry levels of equality...Is there equality...or has our own republic been reduced to what was demonstrated at the supreme court hearings of the highest intellectual court considered in the world and witnessed by the world...The political process in Iraq will take away a political immunity that has been the only protection that will eventually lead to the gallows...Where in our own backyard decades of corruption are being protected by a political correct deep state so entrenched into our government that there is actual contentment against the American patriots that have the integrity to shine the truth of light on an outright corrupt swamp of a degenerated political process...

 Preach brother! I couldn't agree more.

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Here's How the Negotiations over the Next Iraq Government Are Going

Between sectarianism, Iraqi nationalism, and Iran's influence, the race is on for who will run Iraq.

 

Abadi has become a liability for Sadr. Not only is his government being blamed for a lack of public services but he has said Iraq may comply with U.S. sanctions re-imposed on Iran—which would be a serious blow to Iraq's ability to trade with Iran. Iraq is very dependent on Iraq economically. There is widespread anger among Iraqis at the United States for re-imposing sanctions on Iran. After all, they will be seriously affected, and they remember living under U.S. sanctions for decades when Saddam Hussein was in power. 

In the backdrop of all the chaos and Iran’s maneuvering stands the United States, somewhat in the shadows. At the time of the May 12 election in Iraq and in June when I was there, Iraqis asked aloud why Washington was not pushing back hard against Iran’s attempt to form the next government. 

Eventually, the United States become more involved and recently special U.S. envoy Brett McGurk traveled to Iraq and met major political players and urged them to resolve their differences form a government immediately. U.S. officials also have made it clear that the United States would like Abadi to serve a second term. 

Who knows who will lead the next government, if there is one. In the meantime, a cleric opposed to Iranian influence and holding court in Najaf is taking unprecedented steps to try to bring order to a weakening state.
 
 
 
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The official Twitter account of the US Embassy in Baghdad dismissed reports regarding a meeting between the US special presidential envoy Brett McGurk and Iranian Quds Force’s Commander Qasem Soleimani to discuss prospects of forming a new government in Iraq.

“The embassy is aware of false media reports that special presidential envoy Brett McGurk and an Iranian general met to discuss forming a new Iraqi government. The reports are fake news. No such meeting ever happened,” wrote Charles Cole, US Embassy spokesman in Baghdad  on Sunday, Mehr News Agency reported.

Earlier, Kuwait’s Al-Jarida newspaper quoted an unknown source claiming that President Donald Trump’s special envoy had met Soleimani in Baghdad.

The source claimed that the visit was arranged at the request of McGurk, and that the American side had denied any US role in torching the Iranian consulate in Basra.

According to the source McGurk reportedly told Soleimani that the two countries set aside their differences and cooperate to support the new  government in Baghdad.

Iraq has been in political paralysis since the May 12 ballot that did not see any coalition winning an absolute majority in the parliament.

Basra has been at the epicenter of protests that broke out in July in the southern province before spreading to other parts of the country, AFP reported.

Anger in Basra flared earlier this month over a growing health crisis, after more than 30,000 people were hospitalised by pollution in the city’s water supply.

Protesters flooded the streets for five days, clashing with security forces and torching the provincial headquarters, the Iranian consulate and the offices of armed groups.

 

https://financialtribune.com/articles/national/93717/us-denies-trump-envoy-met-soleimani

 

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US House of Representatives plans to impose economic sanctions on the gangs and the winners tomorrow

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WASHINGTON - The US House of Representatives will approve a law on Wednesday that would impose economic sanctions on the two groups, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy said Tuesday.

"The US House of Representatives is due to vote tomorrow on a law that would impose economic sanctions on Asaib al-Haq and the Hezbollah guerrillas," the institute said in a report.

"Washington may believe that delegitimizing these two groups is especially urgent after the parliamentary elections in Iraq, where the seats of Asaib Ahl al-Haq have increased from one seat to 15 seats, so the imposition of new sanctions will be able to block the obstacles in obtaining a prominent role in Formation of the next Iraqi government. "

The report warned that "the negative consequences of the imposition of sanctions on these groups in the near term," noting that "these sanctions would run the risk of backfire at a particularly sensitive moment in Iraq."

"The sanctions can push the gangs and al-Najaba to unite, undermining the plans of the next Iraqi government to separate their leaders from the groups they are associated with," the institute said in its report. Ending / 25 z

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Obeidi to McGorek: It is the government's responsibility to provide services and not to comply with international interventions

11:19 - 17/09/2018

 
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Baghdad Mawazine News

The leader of the coalition of victory Khalid Obeidi Monday, that the next Iraqi government should not comply with  
international and regional interventions. 
Al-Obeidi's speech came when he received US Special Envoy to the Middle East, Brett McGurk, in his office  
in Baghdad. 
"The responsibility of the next Iraqi government is to provide the needs of the Iraqi people and not to comply with international and regional interventions," said a brief statement from Obeidi's office. 
Khalid al-Obeidi confirms during his meeting with MacGurk: The responsibility of the Iraqi government to provide the needs of the Iraqi people and not to comply with international and regional interventions 
The two sides welcomed the selection of the Presidency of the Iraqi parliament, which they described as the first step that will pave the way for the formation of the next Iraqi government.
 On the ongoing talks to form the Iraqi government, al-Obeidi said that "all political blocs agree on the need for the next Iraqi government to be effective politically and service and security, and able to achieve the demands of the Iraqi people, otherwise it will be subjected to vibrations may be overthrown shortly after its formation. 
 And on Mithar on foreign and regional interventions in the formation of the next Iraqi government, stressed Obeidi that "Iraq in 2018, different from Iraq after 2003."
He said that the political blocs winning the election "is now required more than any other time to achieve the demands of the Iraqi people and not the demands and wishes of regional or international countries, primarily providing services and the advancement of economic reality and create jobs for hundreds of thousands of unemployed Iraqis," he went on to say " Any foreign attempt to impose agendas on forming the next government will in turn lead to international and regional interventions undermine the success and effectiveness of any government to come. " 
"This is what the Iraqis totally reject." 
 "The foreign and regional countries should avoid any attempt to weaken the next government because the impact will not be confined to the inside of Iraq, but will be for the countries of the region and the world."
On the security situation, al-Obeidi talked about the attacks launched by terrorist groups against the Iraqi security forces, pointing out the need to work to support the government in its efforts to reconstruct the liberated areas to ensure a speedy return of the displaced who will serve as a safety valve for the security forces in their fight against the terrorists. 
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LONDON (Reuters) - US special envoy to the International Anti-Fascist Alliance in Iraq and Syria, Brett McGurk, predicted on Tuesday that Iraqi political forces would decide on forming the next federal government in the coming days. 

"We are confident that the Iraqi political forces will be able to form a strong, professional and national government," he told a news conference with PUK leader Mullah Bakhtiar in Sulaymaniyah today. 

He said that there is no doubt that the parties are committed to the constitutional times 'expected by saying that' will be an important decision on them to resolve the issue of forming a government in the coming days. 

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