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2019/11/12 12:28
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Maliki rejects foreign interference: We want friends to support and no enemies to interfere

BAGHDAD / Obelisk: The head of the coalition of law, Nuri al-Maliki, on Tuesday, the need for reforms away from external interference, while noting "We want friends support and do not want enemies to intervene."

Maliki's office said in a statement received to the obelisk, that "the head of the coalition of state law Nuri al-Maliki received in his office today the new ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Iraq Ole Dell."
 
Maliki welcomed Ambassador Dell, wishing him success in his new mission as ambassador to Baghdad.
 
Al-Maliki stressed that "Iraq has close relations with Germany in various fields," noting that "during the meeting discussed the latest political and security situation in Iraq and the region, and also discussed the events that accompanied the movement of popular protest in the country."
 
Al-Maliki reiterated his support for the legitimate demands of the demonstrators, stressing the importance of the executive and legislative authorities to continue to work for comprehensive reform in order to provide a decent life for the Iraqi people.
 
 "We need to make reforms away from outside interference," he said. "We want friends who support and we don't want enemies to interfere."
 
For his part, the new German ambassador expressed his happiness to represent his country to Iraq, expressing his country's keenness to support Iraq and enhance the prospects of cooperation between the two countries in the interest of the two friendly peoples.

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Iran calls on Baghdad to tighten the repressive grip and demonstrators respond by escalating the movement

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Human Rights Watch reiterated that Iraqi government forces used tear gas grenades at demonstrators brutally and deadly, killing dozens of them.

At a time when Western reports to the arrival of information confirming the emphasis Qasim Soleimani commander of the Quds Force and the official file in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards on certain parts of Iraq on the need to expand the use of violence against the rebels to quell the movement as soon as the protests spread to students, teachers, doctors and others Of elites.

In turn said dr. Faleh al-Khattab Writer and political researcher The government is seeking to demonize the demonstrations after the increased sympathy of Iraqis.

On the ground, large numbers of people from the city of Nasiriyah joined the demonstrators to declare the continuation of the escalation and solidarity with the demands of the dignity revolution, especially the accountability of the killers of Iraqis and the theft of Iraqi money.

 

Demonstrators set fire to a police ammunition depot in Dhi Qar province on Monday night, in a clear message that killings against protesters would not go unanswered, international news agencies reported.

 

 

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Deputy conquest of the Americans: Checklist has the final say in regards to Iraq

Political | 02:23 - 12/11/2019

 
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counted the conquest of the Coalition, Abdul Amir al-Dabi, on Tuesday, the White House statement on his call for early elections in Iraq blatant interference in Iraqi affairs, stressing that the religious authority has the final say in regard to Iraq.
"The White House statement is a blatant and flagrant interference in Iraqi affairs," he said.
"The Americans are forgetting that there is a religious authority that has the final say on Iraq, and has already announced that it rejects outside interference, whether it is individual or international, in the affairs of the Iraqi people," he said.
He stressed that "the Iraqi Foreign Ministry, to have an appropriate response to the White House statement, to reflect the opinion of the Iraqi people in general from the north to the south, and reflects the opinion of the reference, which I put forward, rejecting foreign interference in Iraqi affairs."
Al Bayat al-Abyad yesterday called on the Iraqi government to hold early elections

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Allawi reveals a condition regarding the killing of protesters before resorting to the International Tribunal

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The head of the National Coalition Iyad Allawi, on Tuesday, a condition for the deaths of demonstrations, before resorting to the International Tribunal.

Allawi said in a tweet on Twitter, "We will resort to prosecution before the International Tribunal if the killers of demonstrators in Iraq are not tried in public."

"There must be justice for the people," Allawi said.

Security forces killed at least 147 protesters in protests in Baghdad and Iraq's southern cities in early October, and more than 100 were killed in a second wave since 25 October.

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People Worldwide Are Standing Up to Communists, Regimes and Insane Elitist Policies – People Just Want to be Free!

Joe Hoft by Joe Hoft November 12, 2019 45 Comments

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People around the world are standing up to communists, tyrannical regimes and insane elitist policies.  The movement that started with Brexit and the Trump Presidency is expanding to all parts of the globe.

Iraq

In Iraq, its citizens are standing up against the brutal Iran regime that took over after Obama pulled US troops from the country.

 

After Obama was elected President in 2008, he removed all US troops from Iraq.  Iraq was at that time the most peaceful and free it had maybe ever been.  The surge resulted in Iraqis supporting the US presence and helping Americans rid the country of terrorists. However, Obama had other plans.

In short order American troops were removed from Iraq and a vacuum was created.  On the west, Iran entered Iraq and on the east ISIS entered the unprotected country.  This led to many innocent lives lost and atrocities the world has not seen in centuries.

 

After President Trump was elected, ISIS was destroyed.  The western portion of Iraq was freed from the devils created by the Obama administration.  But the rest of Iraq was still under a the heavy hand of Iraq.

Today the people of Iraq are standing up to the Iranian regime –

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/11/people-worldwide-are-standing-up-to-communists-regimes-and-insane-elitist-policies-people-just-want-to-be-free/

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq’s ruling parties appear to have rallied behind a strategy, blessed by Iran, to try to survive a mass anti-government uprising by containing protests on the streets of Baghdad while offering a package of political reforms and elections next year.

 
Demonstrators run from tear gas thrown by Iraqi security forces during the ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

But the proposed solution involves keeping in power a ruling elite that Iran has cultivated for years - unlikely to placate protesters who have been demanding the entire caste of politicians be swept aside.

Iran has been closely involved in formulating the new strategy, with a number of meetings between political groups and government figures attended by Qassem Soleimani, the general who commands the Quds Force of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards that supervises Tehran’s clients across the Middle East.

Two sources with knowledge of the talks said Soleimani had approved the reform plan, which would keep Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi in power until new elections next year, as it would give Iran time to recalculate how to retain influence.

The protests pose the biggest challenge to Iraq’s Shi’ite Muslim-dominated political order since it emerged after a 2003 U.S. invasion toppled Sunni dictator Saddam Hussein.

At least 300 protesters have been killed, most by security forces firing live ammunition into crowds. But the violent response has done little to persuade the protesters to leave the streets.

A senior security official told Reuters new tactics were being rolled out to try to confine the demonstrations to Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, a roadway junction at the foot of a bridge across the Tigris, where demonstrators have camped out for weeks.

“Security forces received new orders on Saturday that protesters must be kept in Tahrir Square,” the security official said. “They’re working quietly now to seal off the square from all directions, and an arrest campaign is expected to follow in a bid to reduce momentum of the protests.”

Meanwhile the authorities will push on with a reform plan to mollify the crowd, with new elections run by a commission intended to be more independent, and parliament restructured to be smaller and more representative of Iraq’s diverse population.

Sources who have attended recent government meetings say the strategy now enjoys the backing not only of the Iran-backed parties that support the government, but also of their main rivals, the faction of Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who regularly denounces Iran and had called for Abdul Mahdi to quit.

Sunni and Kurdish political leaders also support the plan.

 

“The anger of protesters at everyone in politics, even religious figures, forced all parties to listen to Iranian advice and work together to keep Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi’s government standing,” said a source close to Sadr.

“Even Sadr is on board,” he said. “He worried that protests he’s not controlling could also threaten his position” among his followers, the source said.

REFORMS

The new reforms include lowering the minimum age of candidates, increasing the number of voting districts and reducing parliament to 222 seats from 329, according to a proposal from Iraq’s President Barham Salih seen by Reuters. Political appointees on Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission would be replaced with technocrats and judges.

Parliament will vote on the changes before eventually approving a date for early elections in 2020, two sources close to the talks said, leaving room for potential delays.

Izzat Shahbandar, an independent who has been mediating among senior political figures including Abdul Mahdi and regularly meets with protesters, said a partial cabinet reshuffle was agreed in principle, with the premier staying.

“Everyone has rallied around the prime minister now. He’s their best bet to avoid chaos,” he said.

It remains to be seen whether the promise of reforms can take any of the heat out of the protests. The reforms clearly fall short of protester demands to scrap the entire post-Saddam political system, but parties could present them as evidence that they are serious about moving in the right direction.

Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who speaks on politics only in times of crisis and wields enormous influence over public opinion in Shi’ite-majority Iraq, has called for serious reform within a “reasonable time frame”. He has urged protesters not to go home until concrete steps are taken to meet their demands.

As the protesters’ demands have become more specific, some have called for a system with an elected executive president, less beholden to the political factions that have selected all of Iraq’s post-Saddam prime ministers behind closed doors.

Most say they just want the rulers out.

 

“They choke us so we can’t breathe, so we can’t speak and tell them to go away!” said Ammar, 20, from Baghdad’s Sadr City district, wearing a helmet with a scarf around his face at a medical tent where he was being treated for tear gas exposure.

“We’re dying here for our future. We’re dying for things to change.”            Reuters uk

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I’m seeing another Saddam Hussein invasion “Part II” for the USA except it will be from the Iranian proxy’s instead of a lunatic dictator...

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Iraq reforms 'purely an Iraqi decision': President Salih

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Iraqis demonstrate outside the Basra Governorate's building on November 11, 2019 in the southern city of Basra.Photo: Hussein Faleh/AFP

ERBIL, Kurdistan RegionReforms in Iraq are a strictly Iraqi affair with no room for external intervention, Iraqi President Barham Salih said on Tuesday amid US calls for early elections. 

“Awaited reform in Iraq is a purely Iraqi decision, and it is the response to the will of Iraqis. It cannot be subject to external dictation,” the Iraqi Presidency said in a Tuesday statement

“Any external intervention is rejected and unacceptable,” the statement added, asserting that it is Iraqis, while “respecting the will of the [Shiite] Marja], who will decide on things within legal and constitutional frameworks, and “with their independent national decision”.

The comments follow a White House statement published on Sunday, in which the US called for early elections.

The statement directly linked protest suppression to Tehran, saying that "Iraqis wont stand by as the Iranian regime drains their resources and uses armed groups to stop them from peacefully expressing their views."

"The United States joins the UN Assistance Mission to Iraq in calling on the Iraqi government to  halt the violence against protesters and fulfil President Salih's promise to pass electoral reform and hold early elections," it added. 

Protests swept across the south of the country in October against corruption, unemployment and poor public services, among other issues. Those taking to the streets are now calling for the overthrow of the government. 

Iraqi security forces have responded with deadly violence, including live rounds and military-grade tear gas canisters directly shot at protesters.

While protesters have not shied away from bashing Iran in the protests, the US statement was not met with a warm welcome by some officials with ties to Tehran. 

On Monday, firebrand Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr vowed to evict US troops, thousands of whom remain in Iraq in assist-and-train missions for Iraqi security forces, if the US intervenes in Iraq's affairs.

In aggressive and fiery language, Sadr called the US “occupiers” and held them responsible for corruption that has marred Iraq since 2003.

“Enough of you interfering in our affairs. Iraq already has great [individuals] who can protect it and doesn’t need intervention from you or anyone else,” said Sadr, who is head of the majority Sayirun Alliance.

Sadr has even previously called for early elections and the resignation of the current Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, but to no avail. 

Despite the difference of opinion between rival Iraqi blocs, many were united in their rejection of the US statement.

“’Iraq is for Iraqis’ is a truth that the children of this proud people have struggle for and have given blood, tears, and enormous sacrifices,” Ammar al-Hakim, head of the opposition Hikmah Front, said in a tweet on Tuesday. 

“While we re-affirm our stance and deep-rooted belief in this truth, we also condemn all types of external intervention in Iraq’s domestic affairs, and Iraqis are able to resolve their issues through their constitutional institutions,” al-Hakim, who had also advocated for reforms rather than early elections, added.

The early election proposal was rejected by Iraq’s Prime Minister and the pro-Iran Fatah alliance, which consists of the major Hashd al-Shaabi paramilitary-aligned political parties and rivals that of Sadr. 

“The White House statement revealed the extent of American intervention in Iraqi affairs, and it is a proof that the early elections project is mainly an American project,” Qais al-Khazali, the secretary general of Asaib Ahl al-Haq, a Hashd al-Shaabi unit, said in a Monday tweet

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Deputy conquest of the Americans: Checklist has the final say in regards to Iraq

Political | 02:23 - 12/11/2019

 
 

BAGHDAD - Mawazine News
counted the conquest of the Coalition, Abdul Amir al-Dabi, on Tuesday, the White House statement on his call for early elections in Iraq blatant interference in Iraqi affairs, stressing that the religious authority has the final say in regard to Iraq.
"The White House statement is a blatant and flagrant interference in Iraqi affairs," he said.
"The Americans are forgetting that there is a religious authority that has the final say on Iraq, and has already announced that it rejects outside interference, whether it is individual or international, in the affairs of the Iraqi people," he said.
He stressed that "the Iraqi Foreign Ministry, to have an appropriate response to the White House statement, to reflect the opinion of the Iraqi people in general from the north to the south, and reflects the opinion of the reference, which I put forward, rejecting foreign interference in Iraqi affairs."
Al Bayat al-Abyad yesterday called on the Iraqi government to hold early elections

 

Man, this Iranian deputy is clueless. The religious authority apparently has no problem with the Iranians killing his people but doesn't want any American interference. It's about time for the international freedom fighters to come in an bail out these sheep again...

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Date:: 2019/11/12 21:13 • Updated:: 2019/11/12 21:16 • 97 read times • Published in section: Political News
US State Department: Pompeo urged Abdul Mahdi to respond to the demands of the demonstrators
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to respond to the legitimate demands of the demonstrators.
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Date: 2019/11/12 21:35  59 times read
Pompeo condemns Abdul Mahdi's crackdown on demonstrators and urges him to take these immediate steps
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denounced the "suppression" of demonstrators in Iraq.
A statement by US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortigas on Pompeo's phone call with Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi said Pompeo stressed that "peaceful demonstrations are an essential element in all democracies."
Pompeo denounced "the death toll among demonstrators as a result of the repression by the Iraqi government and the use of lethal force against them, as well as reports of the kidnapping of demonstrators."
He urged US Secretary of State Abdul Mahdi to "take immediate steps to address the legitimate grievances of the demonstrators by enacting reforms and addressing corruption."
Pompeo reaffirmed the United States' continued commitment to supporting a strong, sovereign and prosperous Iraq based on the Strategic Framework Agreement signed between the two countries. ''
Pompeo also pledged to continue supporting Iraqi security forces in the fight against ISIS.
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US Secretary of State affirms US suppor t for Iraqi government

US Secretary of State affirms US support for Iraqi government
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi during a telephone conversation with the US Secretary of State
 13 November 2019 11:47 AM

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi received a phone call from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday evening.

Abdul Mahdi, according to a statement issued by the Information Office of the Prime Minister, the serious desire to strengthen bilateral relations and strengthen Iraq's relations with its neighbors and friends, and respect for its sovereignty and independence.

The Prime Minister stressed the determination of the Iraqi government to continue its approach in dealing positively with the demonstrations, stressing their peacefulness and protection by the security forces, and strive to achieve the demands in accordance with the Constitution and the law .

For his part, the US Secretary of State stressed the support of the United States of America to the Prime Minister and the Iraqi government, and the desire to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in accordance with the Strategic Framework Agreement.

Pompeo pointed out that America wants to help Iraq strengthen its security, stability and independence and not interfere in its internal affairs.

He drew the US Secretary of State, to the right of peaceful demonstration under the Iraqi democratic system, and support the Iraqi security forces .

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Coordination of the revolution calls on Iraqis at home and abroad to raise the flag of Iraq until the demands of the demonstrators are fulfilled

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The organizing committee of the Tishreen demonstrations called on the sons of Iraq in all governorates and in the countries of the Diaspora to raise the country's flag high everywhere they are.

In a statement, the committee called on Iraqis to raise the Iraqi flag in high homes, cars, work sites, shops, streets and alleys to meet the demands of the rising people.

She continued: "Raise the flag whispering .. The flag of Mesopotamia feared by the corrupt Green Zone, a symbol for which the blood of hundreds of martyrs of the uprising and thousands of wounded were raised high with their hands and their chests in the yards of demonstrations in the areas of Baghdad and in the breach of Iraq Everywhere of the homeland.

In the meantime, security forces and armed militias continued to target demonstrators, dropping dozens of wounded near al-Khalani square in Baghdad, while activists confirmed that the gas used causes cases of suffocation and epilepsy.

On the other hand, the audience of the Iraqi Air Force Club today shouted against the Quds Force commander and the Arab file official in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Qasem Soleimani and against Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi for their role in suppressing and killing demonstrators.

https://kitabat.com/news/تنسيقة-الثورة-تطالب-العراقيين-في-الدا/

 

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Mass demonstrations in Qadisiyah, Diyala and the US embassy lie Abdul Mahdi

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Iraqi demonstrations continued for the 20th day in a row since the dignity revolution was announced to topple the government and dissolve parliament on October 25.

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Massive demonstrations took place in several provinces, including Qadisiyah, south of Baghdad, while mass demonstrations took place in Diyala to support the Iraqi revolution in order to restore dignity and bring down corrupt and accountable.

 

For the second time, the US Embassy in Baghdad lied to the press office of the Iraqi Prime Minister, about the content of the communication between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Adel Abdul Mahdi.

While Abdul Mahdi's office confirmed Pompeo's support for the Iraqi prime minister and talked about strengthening ties, the embassy said the contact clearly indicated that peaceful demonstrations were a right and an essential element in all democracies.

Pompeo denounced the death toll among the protesters as a result of the Iraqi government's repression and the use of lethal force against them, as well as reports of the kidnapping of protesters.

Meanwhile, Sadr's leader, Moqtada al-Sadr, made statements that the reforms introduced by the House of Representatives were false and fictitious to silence rebel voices.

https://kitabat.com/news/تظاهرات-حاشدة-في-القادسية-وديالى-والس/

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Demonstrations regain momentum in Iraq amid continued pressure on the authorities

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Anti-government protests continue in the southern Iraqi capital on Wednesday, as authorities seek to counter street pressure fueled by UN efforts to find a solution to the crisis that has plagued the country for several weeks.

Despite the authorities' calls for a "return to life and normalcy", demonstrators continued to demand a new regime and change the political class in a country that is one of the richest in the world and among the most corrupt.

Although the momentum of the demonstrations has diminished in the past few days after the violence in the face of demonstrations by the security forces, the demonstrators returned Wednesday in Baghdad and the cities of the south to the squares supported by students and teachers' union which continues to strike.

"We came in support of our fellow demonstrators, demanding the legitimate rights of the Iraqi people, including the rights of the teacher," Aqil Atshan, a teacher in the center of Baghdad, told AFP.

In the southern oil city of Basra, about 800 students and teachers returned to the camp outside the headquarters of the provincial council, after the security forces broke up last weekend.

According to correspondents from Agence France-Presse for the outbreak of large demonstrations in the city of Diwaniya and Nasiriyah, with the almost complete closure of schools and official departments.

The highest Shiite religious authority in Iraq has given the street momentum in the face of the government's efforts to break up the demonstrations, noting that the protesters will not withdraw from the street unless real reforms are made.

Another student in Tahrir Square said, "Students, students and colleges all came today for civil disobedience."

"If the authority gives orders for civil disobedience, everything will shut down, the state, all the oil companies. That is how we reach a solution."

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The Iraqi parliament is expected to host on Wednesday the head of the United Nations Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), Jenin Hennes-Blachart, amid mounting diplomatic pressure on Baghdad.

The United Nations is seeking to be the godmother of the solution to the Iraqi crisis by drawing up a roadmap and meeting with Iraq's top cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani on Monday, after political parties in the country, under Iranian auspices, reached an agreement on the survival of power.

She is expected to brief members of parliament on her meeting with Sistani and the UN position on the events.

After meeting Sistani on Monday in Najaf, Balskhart announced that the Marja had approved the road map presented by the organization and includes a review of the election law within two weeks.

Iraq is the 12th most corrupt country in the world, according to Transparency International.

Young people make up 60 percent of Iraq's 40 million population. The unemployment rate is 25 percent, according to the World Bank.

Unemployment was one of the main drivers of the protests that began on October 1, and to date has killed at least 319 people, according to official figures.

The Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr at the beginning of the movement to the resignation of the government, while President Barham Saleh proposed early elections, in exchange for support from other political parties to the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi.

But after a series of meetings sponsored by the Quds Force's commander in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, General Qasem Soleimani, an agreement on the survival of power emerged, and Sadr and Saleh appeared to change their tone.

As the Iraqi president appears to have backed away from the idea of early elections, which Abdul Mahdi ruled out a week ago, Sadr warned Wednesday that "Iraq should not fall into the shadows of danger and the sliding vacuum of terror."

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But at the same time, he called on parliament to "approve radical reforms" and continue to press the street "with a one-day all-out strike."

Iraq has faced increasing criticism over the methods of suppressing the demonstrations.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a telephone conversation with Abdul Mahdi overnight that he "condemns the death toll among demonstrators as a result of the repression of the Iraqi government and the use of lethal force."

"I appealed to him to protect the protesters and respond to their legitimate demands," Pompeo said.

In the context of political mobility, the President of the Kurdistan region of Iraq, Nechirvan Barzani, arrived in Baghdad for talks with senior officials.

Barzani met with Saleh and Abdul Mahdi in the capital Baghdad, and is expected to meet with Parliament Speaker Mohammed Halbousi.

Barzani and Abdul-Mahdi have a good personal relationship, and Arbil has announced its support for the current government, but Kurds appear to be concerned that any amendments to the Iraqi constitution as part of the reform process could affect Kurdish gains.

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Wednesday، 13 November 2019 11:44 PM

Central Bank of Iraq attacked 50 times last few days

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The spokesman of the Commander-in-Chief of Iraqi Armed Forces, Major General Abdul Karim Khalaf, announced that the Central Bank of Iraq has been attacked by 50 groups in the past few days by unruly groups

Khalaf said during a press conference that "some of the demonstrators disrupted traffic in the capital, and assaulted the security men," noting that "the central bank building alone has been attacked by 50 uncontrolled groups diagnosed by security forces."

He explained, "All arrests are made only by judicial orders," noting that "violent perpetrators are very few," saying that "some of them today burned a school and thus will be the target of arrest and prosecution."

https://www.thebaghdadpost.com/en/Story/44639/Central-Bank-of-Iraq-attacked-50-times-last-few-days

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Deputy: Meetings of the three presidencies clear message that the government is serious in the implementation of reforms

BAGHDAD, Nov 14 (KUNA) - The current government headed by Adel Abdul-Mahdi is serious about real reforms to meet the demands of the protesters, said Haneen Qaddo, deputy of the Fatah alliance.

"The current government is serious about carrying out the reforms and implementing the reform packages it launched, but it needs some time to implement," Kaddou said in an interview.

He added that "some of the measures are timely and have been implemented and some of them need to legislate laws or amend a number of laws, so we must support the government in the implementation of those reforms."

He pointed out that "the repeated meetings of the three presidencies send clear messages to the Iraqi street that the government is serious in the application of real and radical reforms."

The meetings of the three presidencies, and talk about reform, in response to the demands of the demonstrators in Baghdad and a number of central provinces, to undertake constitutional and ministerial reforms. 

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Release date:: 2019/11/14 10:52 • 1035 times read
The first comment by the Iranian president on the demonstrations in Iraq
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani commented on popular demonstrations in Iraq weeks ago, his first comment on events in the country.
"When the Iraqi people take to the streets to defend their rights, who has distorted this popular movement?" Rouhani said in a speech at the 33rd Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran on Thursday. Eligibility. "
"The Americans are seeking to cause a civil war in Lebanon by exploiting the rightful demonstrations," he said. "We should not count the enemy as a friend because this is a strategic mistake as some Islamic countries do with Israel."
Rouhani accused "the Zionist entity and America of being the source of war and bloodshed in the region in the last three decades."
Rouhani pointed out that "the failure of America and the Zionist entity to pass the conspiracy against Palestine comes thanks to the vigilance and awakening of the Muslim world, stressing that, all the wars and bloodshed and sedition during the last three decades in our region comes from America and the Zionist entity."
"The Americans, who were ranting that their goal is to fight terrorism, say today that their goal in Syria is oil wells," he said. "The Americans want the money from the Islamic world to go into their pockets."
He explained that America has always harbored hostility to the Islamic world and sought to forget our issues, especially the issue of Palestine, saying that America unfortunately managed to achieve some of its goals in some places, but did not achieve all its "ominous" goals.
Rouhani pointed out that the Trump administration promoted the deal of the century and the exchange of Jerusalem for money, but failed in the wake of awakening and vigilance in the Islamic world, pointing out that America was not friendly to the Islamic world can not be so and experiences prove that.
"There is no doubt that Islamic Iran and its people are in the front line to fight against arrogance and the Zionist entity
," he said. Even the one who did not hope, patience, steadfastness and resistance is the path of our victory. "
He pointed out that America is not as hard to defeat if we unite, saying, "Israel" is not stronger than yesterday, while Palestine is stronger today than yesterday.
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Issawi: The internationalization of Iraq will make everyone pay a heavy price
BAGHDAD: The member of the Political Bureau of the National Wisdom Movement, Abbas al-Issawi, from the internationalization of the situation in Iraq.
Issawi said in a statement received by the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of it, that " the internationalization of the situation that is happening in Iraq will make everyone pay a heavy price {demonstrators and government parties Iraqi}.
He said the " re - election will demand a US pressing through the United Nations , which means a return to Iraq to {2003-2004}. "
the al - Issawi that" Iraq has come a long way in recovering its sovereignty and return it back to the crime committed against the blood of the martyrs ".anthy
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