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Iraqi Foreign Ministry: The authorities are opening an investigation into the attack on the American embassy

January 27, 2020

Side of the US embassy in Baghdad

The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Monday that the security authorities have begun investigation procedures to uncover the rocket launchers towards the American embassy in Baghdad on Sunday.

The ministry denounced, through its spokesperson, Ahmed Al-Sahaf, in tweets via Twitter, "The aggression," which targeted the United States embassy by bombing "Katyusia" missiles, noting that this violence was legally and customarily condemned.

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For her categorical rejection, and her condemnation of the aggression that targeted the United States Embassy Shelling with Katyusha shells, and while the Ministry is stressing its disapproval of this violent and legally condemned act

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She stressed Iraq’s keenness to maintain "the sanctity of all diplomatic missions" operating in the country, stressing that such actions "affect the level of strategic relations between Baghdad and Washington."

And the ministry warned of the repetition of such violations that could "drag Iraq into a battlefield for external parties."

د. احمد الصحاف | Dr. Ahmad Al-Sahaf@DrAhmedalshaf

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Three of the five rockets that targeted the Green Zone in central Baghdad on Sunday evening landed right inside the campus of the American embassy, and one hit the restaurant at dinner time, according to a security source told AFP.

At least one person was injured by the missiles.

The American diplomatic mission has been subjected to several missile attacks in recent months, and this is the second attack in a week.

Although this is the first time that a direct hit has been announced, a US official told France Press that the missiles targeting the US embassy on January 21 "landed near the deputy ambassador's house."

In a statement, the resigned Iraqi Prime Minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, condemned "the fall of a number of Katyusha rockets inside the campus of the American embassy."

He added, "We deplore the continuation of these condemned and outlaw acts that weaken the state and violate its sovereignty and the sanctity of the diplomatic missions on its soil."

Abdul-Mahdi described the firing of the missiles as a "unilateral, not responsible" act, which "could drag Iraq into a battlefield, especially at a time when the government started measures to implement the House’s decision to withdraw foreign forces from the country."

The Iraqi parliament held a session on the fifth of January, in which it voted on the government's mandate to end the presence of foreign forces in the country, including about 5,200 American soldiers.

This came in an angry response to the United States killing Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, and deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Organization, Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, with bombing from a drone in Baghdad.

https://www.alhurra.com/a/الخارجية-العراقية-السلطات-تفتح-تحقيقا-حول-الاعتداء-على-السفارة-الأميركية/531106.html

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Monday، 27 January 2020 03:02 AM

 

 

Iraq Protests: A Dozen Killed, Hundreds Injured in Two Days

 

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A dozen of protesters have been killed in Iraq in the past two days, while hundreds were injured, Iraq's High Commission of Human Rights confirmed on Sunday.
The commission further explained that nine protesters were killed in capital Baghdad, while three others were left dead in the southern city of Nasiriyah.
Moreover, 230 people were also injured, including demonstrators and security personnel, the statement added, noting that 118 of them were registered in Baghdad and the rest were in Dhi Qar and Basra provinces.
The security forces, in the meantime, have arrested a total of 89 protesters in Baghdad and Basra during the past 48 hours, according to the press release.
After Iraqi powerful Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced on Saturday that he would halt his support to the anti-government protests, the security forces raided the camps of the demonstrators in separate areas across Iraq, intensifying their efforts to end the demonstrations.
Iraq has been rocked by mass protests since early October, over 600 protesters have so far been killed and more than 25,000 others suffered injuries.

https://www.thebaghdadpost.com/en/Story/45729/Iraq-Protests-A-Dozen-Killed-Hundreds-Injured-in-Two-Days

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51 minutes ago, horsesoldier said:

These folks can’t even carry a tune in a sack, let alone investigate the US Embassy rocket attack. 

If you need to investigate who is behind this then we have bigger problems. 

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4 hours ago, WheresmyRV? said:

It really makes me think when is Trump going to unleash hellfire on the Iranian regime.  


It could take place right after the impeachment trial is over in the Senate. That’s a bump that needs the crossed over before more names and faces are checked off. 

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Khazali specifies 6 specifications for the next president, including his commitment to the decision to withdraw foreign forces

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On Monday, the leader of the Asa’ib al-Haq movement, Qais al-Khazali, outlined six conditions that must be met by the next prime minister, the most prominent of which was to abide by the parliament’s decision to remove foreign forces from Iraq .

Khazali said in a tweet seen by (the information) that it is "in fulfillment of the rightful demands of our people and in order to break the people’s conflict and end the controversy and thwart the project of sedition, we believe that the conditions of the next prime minister must be independent and not belong to any political party and has a successful management experience."

He added, that the new president should not have "a second nationality, preferably from an internal Iraqi, and has the ability to impose state prestige and establish security and law."

Khazali stressed the importance of "the (new president) pledging to abide by the parliament and people’s decision to remove foreign forces, as well as implementing the agreement with China," noting that "the High Commission for Elections and Political Forces should be obligated to set a date for early elections within a period not exceeding the end of this year."

https://www.almaalomah.com/2020/01/27/452310/

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01/28 2020 13:01
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Do condemnations of violence against demonstrators return Iraq to international sanctions?

Baghdad / Obelisk: Legal expert, Ali al-Tamimi, on Tuesday 28 January 2019, explained the meaning of 16 countries' condemnation of excessive violence against demonstrators, indicating that this marks the gradual start of international sanctions. 

Al-Tamimi said in a statement to Al-Masalla, that the condemnation of 16 constitutes a gradual start to international sanctions with the presence of 3 countries, including permanent members of the Security Council and others in the European Union, which is considered a pressure on the United Nations to raise the matter to the Security Council, considering that the violence violates Articles 2 and 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 22 of the International Covenant Charter signed by Iraq.

Clear: Continuing with this repression, especially after condemnation from Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Iraq, exposes Iraq to the sanctions stipulated in Articles 39 to 51 of the Charter of the United Nations, which begin with an ultimatum and end with international guardianship.

Al-Tamimi indicated that these crimes do not fall under the statute of limitations and do not absolve the chiefs from criminal responsibility in accordance with articles 48 of the Penal Code, 24 of the Military Penal Code and 52 of the Law on Internal Security Forces and do not fall out of statute of limitations or the lapse of time according to Article 28 of the International Criminal Court Law, indicating that this is considered Genocide in accordance with the 1948 Genocide Prevention Agreement signed by Iraq, in addition to the attack on embassies, in accordance with the 1961 diplomatic relations and embassy protection agreement.

Canada, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States on Monday issued a joint statement on the excessive and deadly use of demonstrators in Iraq.

http://almasalah.com/ar/news/186873/هل-تعيد-ادانات-العنف-ضد-المتظاهرين-العراق-الى-العقوبات-الدولية

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The series of assassinations in Iraq ... Masked men kill a retired general and university professor

The assassination of a retired brigadier general in an armed attack

January 28, 2020

The assassination of a retired brigadier general in an armed attack

 

Since the outbreak of demonstrations in Iraq, and the wave of assassinations and kidnappings of political activists, is increasing continuously, the last of which is today, a medical source announced the assassination of Dr. Muhammad Hussein Alwan, Professor of the Faculty of Education, Al-Mustansiriya University by armed groups in the banking area, and he was transferred to forensic medicine at the Canadian Hospital.

Assassinations have become an obsession threatening political activists, and they are liquidated when they leave the field and go to the house at the hands of masked persons, as happened with the young man Fahim al-Taie, who was assassinated last December in Karbala, because of a post on Facebook.

These assassinations come amid a government silence, which confirms that the perpetrator is unknown, and that the perpetrators will be pursued, but with few results, while the demonstrators confirm that the militias supported by Iran are the culprit, and that the bullets of their elements are chasing activists to put down their movements.

According to the Iraqi Commission for Human Rights, the number of assassination attempts at the beginning of January was 33, in which 14 activists were killed and 19 others were injured.

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In a related context, a security source reported that an officer with the rank of retired brigadier general had been assassinated within the affiliated societies of the Al-Dora area.

The source confirmed that unknown gunmen opened fire with their silent weapons at the officer, which resulted in his death on the spot, indicating that a security force cordoned off the scene of the accident, and transferred the body to forensic medicine.

https://www.alhurra.com/a/اغتيال-عميد-متقاعد-وأستاذ-بالجامعة-المستنصرية-في-هجوم-مسلح/531260.html

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01/28/2020 15:24
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In the document .. The demonstrators of Najaf give the government four days to implement the demands of the demonstrators

 

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On 1/25/2020 at 11:42 AM, Butifldrm said:

Iraqi rebels" accuse Sadr of treason in exchange for "Iranian promise"

The protesters accused Sadr of betraying the rebels

 

January 25, 2020

The protesters accused Sadr of betraying the rebels

The Coordinating Committee for the October Demonstrations in Iraq issued a strongly worded statement against the Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr, accusing him of "shame, disgrace" and "betrayal of the rebels", after the security forces broke up the Basra sit-in as soon as Sadr's supporters withdrew from it.

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The sit-in was broken by force ... and scenes documenting the storming and burning of tents

In the statement directed by the protesters to al-Sadr, he said: "We did not come out with a religious fatwa and we did not come out with a pectoral tweet, so Muqtada and his supporters do not bet on the impatience of our patience and the end of our revolution.

The statement added: "Stay in the arenas until achieving the goals of the revolution, and we will not let the blood of the martyrs down and they will not be a card on the political trading table as Sadr did."

The statement concluded by saying: "What he did was shame and betrayal of the revolutionaries, and his price will be to lead the next government as promised by Iran."

The dispersal of the Basra sit-in came immediately after the withdrawal of Sadr's supporters from it, which raised doubts about his complicity or his prior knowledge of the operation, with the aim of conveying a message that his presence is the one that protects the demonstrators.

Sadr's supporters withdrew after a tweet of their leader on Friday, in which he blamed the Tahrir Square demonstrators who questioned him, considering that he was a support system" rel="">support for them, and he said that after this he will not interfere in their affairs, neither in the negative nor in the affirmative.

Al-Sadr's tweet followed the withdrawal of his supporters, who sit in the squares in Nasiriyah, Diwaniyah, Basra, and Baghdad.

https://www.alhurra.com/a/ثوار-العراق-يتهمون-الصدر-بالخيانة-مقابل-الوعد-الإيراني-/530849.html

Any guesses on this?

Thanks....    CL

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The State Department reveals details of what happened between Pompeo and Abdel-Mahdi

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The State Department reveals details of what happened between Pompeo and Abdel-Mahdi
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The US State Department revealed, on Tuesday, the details of the phone call that took place yesterday evening between Minister Mike Pompeo and resigned Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi.
In a statement today, US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagos said, "Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo, in a telephone conversation with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, expressed anger at the continuing attacks by Iranian-backed groups on American facilities in Iraq, including the first attack on Sunday. ".

She added that "the missile attack on Sunday wounded one person," noting that "Pompeo, reiterated that these attacks show a deliberate disregard for Iraqi sovereignty and a failure to restrain these dangerous armed groups."

And she added, "The Minister indicated that we consider last night's attack on the embassy an attempt to divert the attention of Iraq and the world away from the brutal repression of peaceful Iraqi protesters by Iran and its proxies."

"Pompeo encouraged the Prime Minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, to preserve Iraqi sovereignty, and reaffirmed the United States' permanent commitment to the Iraqi people, Washington's willingness to discuss the scope of its forces in Iraq over time, and its desire for a strong and prosperous Iraq, as set out in our strategic agreement, the framework." the couple".

The media office of the Prime Minister confirmed in a statement yesterday, Monday, that "Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi received a phone call from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, during which he stressed the condemnation of the attacks that targeted the American embassy in Baghdad and reinforced the actions of the Iraqi forces responsible for protecting them and following up on investigations. And procedures to prevent attacks on diplomatic missions and bring their perpetrators to justice. "

The statement also said, "The American Secretary of State affirmed his country's readiness to conduct serious discussions on the presence of foreign forces in Iraq and to cooperate to achieve Iraqi sovereignty."
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Iraqi President Barham Salih to designate Mohammed Allawi as Prime Minister this evening......... 

This has become like the bar sign stating free beer tomorrow... :confused2: we wait 

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I think by holding up on bringing anymore ammunition and training there military and F16 parts is a great. I say start squeezing them by thy throat until they see stars, and hold that squeeze for a good 3 mnths with some additional kicks to the groins. Maybe they might see were serious and change there outlook, its a start. I mean you cant fix stupid but you might be able to possibly show there is more then one path.

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2 hours ago, 3n1 said:

Iraqi President Barham Salih to designate Mohammed Allawi as Prime Minister this evening......... 

This has become like the bar sign stating free beer tomorrow... :confused2: we wait 

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Might not be a bad idea to get these folks all liquored up . . . then they might just lighten up. . . . couldn't hurt, right ?

 

Buuut then again, they're out of control now; getting them steaming drunk just might melt down the M.E. 

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On 1/27/2020 at 10:35 AM, WheresmyRV? said:

It really makes me think when is Trump going to unleash hellfire on the Iranian regime.  

I have no doubt it will happen fast and furious, and it won’t be announced ahead of time either, Iran has gotten away with enough crap and pay back is just around the corner imo. 

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On 7/24/2019 at 8:42 AM, Adam Montana said:

One more thought before I wrap this up - a lot of our news threads here have exceeded thousands of posts. Those threads will be locked (mods, please help me out here) in an effort to bring the most current news to the attention of those of us interested in reading. If you see a locked thread in the news sections, this does not mean we don't want to continue the conversation! It just means it's time to start a new thread on the topic.

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