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Tuesday 27 July 2021 - 02:00

(Al Arabiya.net): US President Joe Biden received Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa at the White House yesterday Al-Kazemi.

Al-Kazemi expressed his happiness "with the continuation of the cooperation between the two countries," noting that the relations between the two countries have “Many aspects of health, culture and others.”

For his part, Biden said: "I look forward to the Iraqi elections," and pledged to continue "Iraq's intelligence support." ».

And earlier yesterday, US President Biden expressed his aspiration to receive Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Kazemi To strengthen the strategic partnership between the United States and Iraq.

In a tweet on his Twitter account, Biden said: “I will host Prime Minister Al-Kazemi in a meeting in the office oval; I look forward to strengthening the strategic partnership between the United States and Iraq, and working to advance bilateral cooperation.”

The sources of the “Al-Arabiya” and “Al-Hadath” channels are likely to issue a joint statement today, after Al-Kazemi’s meeting with Biden Refers to "reformulating the relationship between Washington and Baghdad", so that the combat work of the American forces is terminated in Iraq and set a timetable for its withdrawal by the end of this year, while maintaining a US military presence To train Iraqi forces within the international coalition forces against ISIS.

The sources indicate that the "US Air Force" will remain in Iraq, in addition to Washington providing training and support The Iraqi forces, stressing that “the withdrawal of American combat power does not include the coalition forces present in Iraq.” ».

The meeting between Biden and Al-Kazemi, the first of its kind, mainly revolves around the presence of US forces in the country Iraq and, more broadly, Baghdad's ability to counter remaining ISIS cells.

Al-Kazemi's visit to Washington comes at a time when US forces in Iraq are under repeated attacks by militias loyal to Tehran. . Washington is conducting strikes in response to those attacks.

About 2,500 US military personnel are still present in Iraq, and the United States also frequently sends to the country Special Forces, their numbers are not announced.

 

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The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, considered, on Tuesday, that the results of the Iraqi-American strategic dialogue are important to achieving stability and strengthening sovereignty.

Saleh said in a tweet on "Twitter", "The results of the Iraqi-American strategic dialogue are important to achieving stability and strengthening Iraqi sovereignty, and they come as a result of the diligent work of the government headed by Brother Al-Kazemi, with the support of national forces, and is based on the reference of the state."
 
 
 
 
He added that "the interest of Iraq It requires strengthening state institutions and protecting sovereignty and independent national decision.”
 
And met the Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi Today, Monday, the US President Joe BidenSeveral areas were discussed, including emphasizing the absence of combat forces by December 31, 2021.
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Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi said: The partnership with the United States is strategic, and our bilateral relationship is stronger than ever.
Al-Kazemi and US President Joe Biden announced, after a round of talks at the White House yesterday evening, the end of the US forces' "combat" missions by the end of this year and their transformation into "training" and "advisory" tasks.
A statement by the Prime Minister's Media Office stated that Al-Kazemi met yesterday evening, Monday, the US President at the beginning of his visit to the United States of America, which he arrived earlier at the head of a government delegation.
The two sides held a round of talks at the White House in Washington, which dealt with various aspects of strengthening relations between the two countries in all security, economic, cultural, educational and health fields.
The meeting witnessed the mutual affirmation of the transition of the security relationship between the two parties to the tasks of advisory, training, support for building Iraqi military capabilities, providing technical support to the Iraqi armed forces, and the absence of combat forces by December 31 of this year.
Biden praised Al-Kazemi and the Iraqi government's growing role in moving Iraq towards stability, and its effective contribution to laying the foundations for peace and calm in the Middle East.
The meeting also witnessed the confirmation of the US government's support for Iraq in the course of holding the parliamentary elections scheduled for the tenth of next October.
Al-Kadhimi stressed Iraq's aspiration to build strong relations and a solid partnership with the United States of America, on the basis of respect for Iraqi sovereignty, and within the framework of the strategic agreement between the two countries and the preservation of Iraq's interests. 
The two sides discussed expanding the investment horizon for American companies in Iraq, and the steps taken by the Iraqi government to provide an attractive environment for investment in promising opportunities in Iraq, in a way that enhances economic stability and increases job creation.
During the meeting, they also discussed bilateral efforts and joint cooperation in combating the Corona pandemic, and the United States' readiness to provide more vaccines in order to support the Iraqi government's efforts in prevention and health protection for our people.
After the talks of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi and US President Joe Biden, a joint statement was issued by the Iraqi and US negotiating delegations at the conclusion of the fourth and final strategic dialogue round, which was chaired by the Iraqi side, Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein, and the US side by Foreign Minister Anthony Blinken. 
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Shafaq News/ The visit of the Iraqi delegation headed by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi coincides with the expiry of a 120-day exemption - on July 30 - granted to Iraq to continue importing Iranian electricity.

Since 2018, Washington has granted Baghdad exemptions to import Iranian energy, which has been subject to US sanctions since that year.

The Vice President of Foreign Reports, Matthew Reed, concerned with US foreign policy, based in Washington, said that US President Joe Biden does not want to fight a battle with Baghdad over the waiver of sanctions.

"The extension is virtually guaranteed in light of the intense summer heat," he added.

Rachel Zimba of New York-based Ziemba Insights and senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security expects the waiver to be granted despite Iraq's difficult dependence on Iranian fuel.

"The Iraqis may request additional waivers to facilitate payment to Iran," Zimba said.

Iraq has suffered from electricity shortages this year due to the intermittent supply of electricity and Iranian gas, while Iraq is facing difficulties in settling billions of dollars in arrears to Tehran without the threat of financial repercussions from the United States. Iraq was the second worst country in the world in terms of burning gas after Russia in 2020, It has held that rank since at least 2016, according to the World Bank.

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Al-Kazemi discusses with the President of the World Bank the financing of infrastructure projects and clean energy

 

 

 


Baghdad / Obelisk: Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi met, on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at his residence in the American capital, Washington, the President of the World Bank Group David Malpass and his accompanying delegation.

During the meeting, they discussed joint cooperation in various fields, supporting the Iraqi government's efforts in administrative reform and combating corruption, supporting capacity building for Iraqi institutions, public sector reform, and banking sector reform efforts.

They also discussed cooperation with regard to financing infrastructure projects in Iraq, in the areas of water, airports, and natural gas. They discussed clean energy projects, especially solar energy to generate electric power.

The Prime Minister stressed the importance of developing cooperation with the World Bank and ways to develop it, urging His Excellency to expedite the disbursement of more than one billion dollars available as loans to the World Bank. To support the government in projects ready for implementation inside Iraq.

Al-Kazemi discussed with the President of the World Bank Group, supporting the Iraqi government's plans in housing projects, and encouraging investments in this sector by American companies, and other companies.

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US official: Washington provides significant financial suppor t to help Iraq conduct the elections

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Mubasher: The US ambassador to Iraq, Matthew Tueller, announced that the United States would provide financial support for the success of the elections in Iraq.

 

Matthew Tueller indicated that the meeting of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi and US President Joe Biden at the White House gave indications that relations serve the interests of the two countries, according to an interview with Al-Iraqiya Al-Akhbariya, which was followed by the Iraqi News Agency, "Aware", on Tuesday.

Toller added that there is a firm commitment to work on establishing solid foundations and to continue expanding the horizons of cooperation on the economic and cultural level, not just on the security side.

He stated that the current US military presence in Iraq came at the invitation of the Iraqi government in 2014, noting that the United States leads the international coalition that includes more than 90 countries that responded to Iraq's request for support to defeat ISIS.

He explained that despite the liberation of all lands from the control of the terrorist organization, the threat it poses to Iraq and the Iraqi people still exists, adding: "Even last week, we witnessed attacks in Sadr City, attacks on electricity and infrastructure, and we saw attacks in Diyala, Tarmiyah and other areas very close." from Baghdad".

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Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi announced that Iraq had recovered 17,000 missing Sumerian artifacts, and while he confirmed in an interview from Washington that the strategic dialogue with the United States of America came as a result of a phase of long dialogues between the two sides, he indicated that one of the most prominent results of the dialogue is the unification of the positions of the political forces in
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Al-Kazemi said in an interview with the correspondent of the "Al-Iraqiya News" channel in Washington: "We have moved to a new stage of relations with the United States of America in the long term, by providing support and training to our security and military services, as well as in the economic, energy and environmental fields."
He added, "Iraq has regained its health and influence, and its role in the region has become pivotal, and everyone is betting on Iraq's role in restoring cohesion in the vicinity of the Arab and Islamic region, and searching for an Iraqi role to bridge the gap between the conflicting and competing countries."
"Last year, we signed many understandings with the United States of America, many of which are in their final stages to sign memoranda of cooperation and agreements, and they will have great repercussions on the lives of citizens," he added. 
Al-Kazemi revealed the agreement with the American company "Pfizer" to provide Iraq with 400,000 vaccines per week, after it was 50,000 in the past, and the United States of America provided half a million vaccine doses that will reach Iraq within a few weeks.
In addition, Al-Kazemi met, yesterday evening, Tuesday, at his residence in the American capital, Washington, the President of the World Bank Group, David Malpass and his accompanying delegation.
A statement by the Prime Minister's Media Office stated that during the meeting, they discussed joint cooperation in various fields, supporting the Iraqi government's efforts in administrative reform and combating corruption, supporting capacity building for Iraqi institutions, public sector reform, and banking sector reform efforts.
They also discussed cooperation in terms of financing infrastructure projects in Iraq, in the areas of water, airports, and natural gas, and discussing clean energy projects, especially solar energy to generate electric power. 
The Prime Minister stressed the importance of developing cooperation with the World Bank and ways to develop it. He urged the speedy disbursement of more than one billion dollars available as loans to the World Bank. To support the government in projects ready for implementation inside Iraq.
Al-Kazemi discussed with the President of the World Bank Group, supporting the Iraqi government's plans in housing projects, and encouraging investments in this sector by American companies and other companies.
The Prime Minister is scheduled to meet today, Wednesday, at the US Capitol in Washington, with Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and leaders of Congress, both Republicans and Democrats.
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The first comment from the American ambassador to Baghdad on the results of Al-Kazemi's tour in Washington
 
 

  

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On Wednesday, the US ambassador to Iraq, Matthew Tueller, affirmed his country's continued support for the Iraqi government to face challenges.  

  

    

In a statement followed by "Nass" (July 28, 2021), about the results of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi's visit to the United States of America, the US ambassador said that his country "American support for the Iraqi army would ensure that dark forces do not reappear."  

He added, "We are concerned about the influence of regional powers in tearing up Iraqi institutions," stressing his country's continuation of "supporting the Iraqi government to face challenges."  

  

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi stressed, on Tuesday, that the most important achievement in the strategic dialogue is that it unified the positions of the Iraqi political forces.  


Al-Kazemi said in an interview with the official channel, followed by "Nas" (July 27, 2021), that "the strategic dialogue is the result of a long stage undertaken by the government, and it is a dialogue in the future of Iraqi-American relations."  


He added that "the most important achievement in the strategic dialogue is that it unified the positions of the Iraqi political forces," explaining that "the relationship between Iraq and the United States will turn into a new stage."  


He pointed out that "the security forces are able to protect our lands," stressing that "Iraq's role in the region has become pivotal."  


He said, "We support dialogues that help stability in the region," noting that "work must be done to restore the prestige of the state."  


And Al-Kazemi said, "We are trying to create a safe environment for investment."  


In the field of health cooperation, Al-Kazemi stated that "Iraq will soon receive 400,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine every week."  


He continued, "American organizations helped restore the lost Iraqi antiquities," noting that "coordination between Iraq and the United States will not be limited to the security aspect."  


The Prime Minister concluded by emphasizing that "Iraq is in dire need of openness to all."  

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Al-Kazemi returns to Baghdad and comments on the boycott of the early elections
 

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{Political: Al Furat News} Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi and the government delegation accompanying him returned to the homeland today, Thursday, after concluding an official visit to the United States of America that lasted for several days.

Upon his return, he was received by a number of ministers, heads of bodies, and representatives of social activities.
Al-Kazemi described "the visit as culminating in the achievement of the organization, and the establishment of the foundations of the permanent relationship and partnership with the United States of America, in various fields, the most important of which are security, economy, health, education, culture, energy, environment, investment and other outlets of constructive bilateral cooperation."
And he confirmed, "what was agreed upon that no US combat forces would be present in Iraq on December 31, 2021."
The Prime Minister added that "Iraq is continuing its quest to provide decent opportunities for our people, and to find new beginnings for everything that contributes to serving the citizens."
Al-Kazemi expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Iraqi national political forces; For its support of the government's efforts in the negotiations, and its support for the outcomes that have been reached.
He showed the pride of the Iraqi government and people in what was achieved in favor of preserving the Mesopotamian heritage by recovering 17,000 antiquities, which were received from the United States of America, and returned with the delegation on the same plane.
The Prime Minister reiterated his confidence in the contribution of our beloved Iraqi people in the elections of October 10, 2021," noting that "the boycott will not serve anyone and that we have serious work to conduct the elections."

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The Prime Minister of Iraq leaves America and announces the agreement on the exit of combat forces

The Prime Minister of Iraq leaves America and announces the agreement on the exit of combat forces
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Mubasher: The Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, announced today, Thursday, his departure from the United States of America, heading to the homeland, after a visit to Washington that lasted several days, during which he met with US President Joe Biden, and other American officials.

 

Al-Kazemi confirmed, through his official account on Twitter, that the visit to the United States was successful, which witnessed economic, political and cultural understandings, and an agreement to transfer the security relationship to training and advice, and the absence of combat forces by the end of the year.

The Prime Minister indicated that Iraq looks forward to strengthening social and political solidarity to serve Iraq, and hopes for continuous communication with the US President to devote the values of cooperation and dialogue.

Yesterday, Wednesday, Al-Kazemi met with the Chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, and the delegated member of the Committee, Republican Senator Jim Rich, and he also met with US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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US President Joe Biden meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi in the Oval Office of the White House, July 26, 2021. (AFP)
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Al-Kazemi: Washington's visit culminated in laying the foundations of the bilateral relationship

The Iraqi Prime Minister expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Iraqi national political forces for their support of the government's efforts in negotiations with Washington, and its support for the outcomes that have been reached.

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Today, Thursday, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi said that his visit to the United States culminated in "laying the foundations of the permanent relationship and partnership with the United States" in various fields.

Al-Kazemi described the visit as "culminating in the achievement of the organization, and the establishment of the rules of permanent relationship and partnership with the United States of America in various fields, the most important of which are security, economy, health, education, culture, energy, environment, investment and the rest of the constructive bilateral cooperation outlets," according to what was quoted by the media office of the Iraqi Prime Minister.

The Iraqi prime minister confirmed, "It was agreed that no US combat forces would be in Iraq on December 31, 2021." Iraq added, "It is continuing in its quest to provide decent opportunities for our people, and to find new beginnings for everything that contributes to serving the citizens."

Nancy Pelosi and Mustafa Al-Kazemi at the Capitol
Nancy Pelosi and Mustafa Al-Kazemi at the Capitol
 

He also expressed his "thanks and appreciation to the Iraqi national political forces for supporting the government's efforts in the negotiations , and for its support for the outcomes that have been reached."

Al-Kazemi indicated, "The pride of the Iraqi government and people in what was achieved in favor of preserving the Mesopotamian heritage by recovering 17,000 antiquities, which were received from the United States of America, and returned with the delegation on the same plane."

He also affirmed his confidence in the Iraqis' participation in the upcoming October 10th elections, noting that "the boycott will not serve anyone."

He added: "We have serious work to hold the elections."

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Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi returns to Iraq after an official visit to the United States of America
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Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi's speech after his arrival in Baghdad (video)
 
 

  

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Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi considered his visit to Washington, Thursday, "the mission in all senses."  

 

  

Al-Kazemi said in a speech broadcast by his media office upon his arrival in the capital, Baghdad, from the American capital, Washington, followed by “Nass” (July 29, 2021), “I thank all the recipients after the important historical visit to the United States of America, which came to organize and organize the level of relationship and partnership in the field.” Security, which crystallized on the absence of any American combat forces at the end of this year on December 31, 2021, in addition to partnership in the fields of education, environment and energy to provide job opportunities for our children so that we can move to a decent life that provides the poor with a life and a future for their children.  

The Prime Minister added, "It was an important visit in all senses, and there were agreements that will be reflected on the standard of Iraqis' lives in the coming years. We wish everyone to unite, and we thank the Iraqi national forces that stood with the government."  

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Saleh receives Al-Kazemi at the Peace Palace.. this is what happened between them
  
{Political: Al-Furat News} The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, received, on Saturday, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi at the Peace Palace in Baghdad.

A statement by the Presidency of the Republic, of which {Euphrates News} received a copy, stated that during the meeting, the overall political, security, health and economic conditions in the country were discussed, and Al-Kazemi briefed President Saleh on the results of his official visit to the United States and the outcomes of the strategic dialogue.

The statement added that Saleh praised the results of the strategic dialogue with the United States and the distinguished efforts of Mr. Al-Kazemi and the government negotiating delegation in this regard, noting the importance of uniting national forces in order to achieve stability and enhance Iraqi sovereignty and the higher interests of the country.

The importance of protecting the security and stability of citizens, pursuing ISIS remnants that seek to destabilize some cities, blocking its criminal attempts to target the security of citizens, and providing all support to the security forces in carrying out their important tasks was also stressed.

During the meeting, it was emphasized the importance of the upcoming elections and their holding them on their scheduled date next October, while providing all the requirements for conducting them that guarantee standards of integrity and justice in their various stages, and in a manner that achieves the true will of the voters in choosing their representatives away from fraud and manipulation, and achieves wide participation in it.

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PM meets the Chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Democratic Senator , and the Committee's Managing Director, Republican Senator Jim Rich.
 
 
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During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries, and exchanged views on regional and international issues of common interest.
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Shafaq News/ The American newspaper "Star Tribune" stopped at the meanings of US President Joe Biden's announcement of the end of the combat mission of American soldiers in Iraq at the end of this year, noting the great significance of the announcement's implications, and that the majority of the forces that will remain will be reclassified their role, but they will not withdraw quickly. .

wise move

The American newspaper indicated in a report translated by Shafak News Agency; Although Biden announced the end of the combat mission, and transformed it into training, advisory and support missions to deal with the threats of ISIS, a limited number of soldiers will be redeployed, and that the majority of the 2,500 soldiers currently in Iraq will remain, and their mission will be reclassified to become in the areas of training and advice. .

The newspaper considered this a "wise" move given the threat posed by ISIS, which is resurrecting itself, and the existing threats from Iran, which already enjoys enormous influence in Iraq, including with Shiite militias responsible for attacks on American soldiers.

And she added that during the upcoming elections, it will become clear whether Biden's precise policy will be sufficient to stabilize the political position of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, noting that it is not likely to satisfy the most hostile Shiite opposition groups, which demanded a complete American withdrawal.

eternal wars

However, the newspaper considered that the political transformations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the renewed efforts to end the era of detention of detainees at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, confirm Biden's determination to end the "eternal wars", and to shift more broadly from the era of the "war on terror", towards Asia, especially towards China, A country that, unanimously, foreign policy experts present the greatest geopolitical challenges.

She added that just as the vision of Barack Obama's administration to move towards Asia faltered, due to the emergence of ISIS and the continuation of the regional conflict, the Middle East may also confuse the Biden administration, noting that this had previously happened in Iraq before when US forces were forced to return militarily to a country that had withdrawn. from it in 2011 in order to eliminate and defeat ISIS.

In exchange for Biden's withdrawal from Afghanistan, which is popular among the Americans, the Americans, the Pentagon and the allies may sound the alarm if the Taliban takes control of the country again and returns to the practice of brutality, especially against women and girls, that characterized its previous rule, and it is likely that is happening.

malicious roles

The American newspaper stated that other threats remain, including expansion by Iran, which has chosen a new hard-line president who may eventually reject Biden's attempt to negotiate a return to the Iranian nuclear agreement, noting Iran's "malign" roles in other regions, including Yemen, which is witnessing the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, in Syria, where Iran and Russia supported the Assad regime, and also in Lebanon, which is falling into an economic abyss that further destabilizes it.

She noted that these crises, including the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians and the constant threats of terrorism, could all attract the United States to the region.

That is why the newspaper concluded by saying that Biden was not mistaken about the need for a strategy to focus on China, but he would have reassured the country and the world, had he dealt with the withdrawal in Afghanistan as is the case in Iraq.

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The American newspaper "Star Tribune" stopped at the meanings of US President Joe Biden's announcement of the end of the combat mission of American soldiers in Iraq at the end of this year, noting the great significance of the announcement's implications, and that the majority of the forces that will remain will be reclassified as their role, but they will not withdraw quickly.

wise move

The American newspaper indicated in a report; Although Biden announced the end of the combat mission, and transformed it into training, advisory and support missions to deal with the threats of ISIS, a limited number of soldiers will be redeployed, and that the majority of the 2,500 soldiers currently in Iraq will remain, and their mission will be reclassified to become in the areas of training and advice. .

The newspaper considered this a "wise" move, given the threat posed by ISIS, which is resurrecting itself, and the existing threats from Iran, which already enjoys enormous influence in Iraq, including with Shiite militias responsible for attacks on American soldiers.

And she added that during the upcoming elections, it will become clear whether Biden's precise policy will be sufficient to stabilize the political position of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, noting that it is not likely to satisfy the most hostile Shiite opposition groups, which demanded a complete American withdrawal.

eternal wars

However, the newspaper considered that the political transformations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the renewed efforts to end the era of detention of detainees at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, confirm Biden's determination to end the "eternal wars", and to shift more broadly from the era of the "war on terror", towards Asia, especially towards China, A country that, unanimously, foreign policy experts present the greatest geopolitical challenges.

She added that just as the vision of Barack Obama's administration to move towards Asia faltered, due to the emergence of ISIS and the continuation of the regional conflict, the Middle East may also confuse the Biden administration, noting that this had previously happened in Iraq before when US forces were forced to return militarily to a country that had withdrawn. from it in 2011 in order to eliminate and defeat ISIS.

In exchange for Biden's withdrawal from Afghanistan, which is popular among the Americans, the Americans, the Pentagon and the allies may sound the alarm if the Taliban takes control of the country again and returns to the practice of brutality, especially against women and girls, that characterized its previous rule, and it is likely that is happening.

malicious roles

The American newspaper stated that other threats remain, including expansion by Iran, which has chosen a new hard-line president who may eventually reject Biden's attempt to negotiate a return to the Iranian nuclear agreement, noting Iran's "malign" roles in other regions, including Yemen, which is witnessing the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, in Syria, where Iran and Russia supported the Assad regime, and also in Lebanon, which is falling into an economic abyss that further destabilizes it.

She noted that these crises, including the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians and the constant threats of terrorism, could all attract the United States to the region.

That is why the newspaper concluded by saying that Biden was not mistaken about the need for a strategy to focus on China, but he would have reassured the country and the world, had he dealt with the withdrawal in Afghanistan as is the case in Iraq.

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An American call to treat Iraq’s militias as “ISIS” and support Al-Kazemi for a new term

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Shafaq News/ The American "Brookings Institution" called for starting to deal with Shiite militias in Iraq in a similar way to the way ISIS was treated, and to develop policies accordingly to make its "fighting" sustainable and verifiable. 

The American report, translated by Shafak News Agency, indicated; Washington's counter-terrorism strategy in Iraq focuses on seeking to permanently defeat ISIS, adding that the United States, like Iraq, is also mired in a war with militias allied with Iran, as its bases in Iraq were attacked seven times during the month of July alone.

The report pointed out that Washington tried to find ways to confront the Shiite militias and their branches, but it indicated that the integration of these forces into the Iraqi political system and society did not facilitate dealing with them using tools such as those used to confront ISIS. 

After stressing the importance of defeating ISIS, the report pointed out that the organization’s ability to survive was linked to “the continued dominance of Shiite militias linked to Iran, which directly undermine the government by attacking its security forces,” adding that the forces acting as a proxy for Iran are responsible for the killing. More than 600 Iraqis, thousands of protesters wounded, activists murdered or kidnapped, and Iraq "turned into a republic of fear."

Therefore, the American Institute report called for “formally treating the Shiite militias linked to Iran as equal to ISIS and developing policies accordingly, so that the United States and its allies can begin the process of developing standards to combat these groups in a sustainable and viable manner.” 

The report pointed out that senior Iraqi officials began classifying the attacks launched by these militias as "terrorism", while the Biden administration struck the militias at least twice. The report described this change in the Iraqi tone, and the proportionate US strikes, as "welcome", but added that formally dealing with the militias allied to Iran as "equivalent to ISIS, it will create a sense of the direction and purpose of future US military responses to militia attacks, in addition to To the broader issue of how Washington deals with Iranian proxies, which is a signal of non-existent intentions, and could enhance American deterrence.

The report considered that the attacks of Iran’s proxies should not be treated as “anomalous cases or as indications of the collapse of the regime in Iraq, because this reduces the inevitability of containing these groups,” calling for dealing with “Iran’s proxy groups as the same problem and they are directly responsible.” about terrorism and turmoil in the country. 

The report suggested reaching a grand bargain between the internal allies of the United States in order to "support their attempts to keep US forces in Iraq and conclude a buffer zone against the influence of Iran and its proxies."

The report called on the United States to make it a priority to direct the Iraqi political parties allied with it, towards concluding this big deal that seems unlikely to be verified by them alone, explaining that Washington has helped the Kurdistan Regional Government and Baghdad to improve relations between them since Al-Kazemi and the Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region, Masrour Barzani. his position. 

He pointed out that making a broader effort depends on the values and goals that bind the actors allied with the United States and the establishment of sustainable mechanisms for settling disputes between them. 

The American Institute concluded by saying that treating Iran's proxies as equivalent to ISIS, along with the presence of a broad front allied with the United States in Iraq, would "enhance the credibility of the Biden administration and its negotiating hand with Iran, in nuclear negotiations and regional de-escalation efforts." 

While the report also called for expanded sanctions against individuals and forces allied to Iran to undermine its attempts to cross-party alliances, it was created to say that the United States may not be able to eliminate these groups and their infrastructure, but it can focus on individuals, rather than organizations, by stopping Funding and support for Iraqi institutions controlled or controlled by those individuals or groups linked to Iran. 

He concluded by saying that Al-Kazemi, who he described as the prime minister of the "compromise" government, does not have a political base, and that the United States should help him secure an additional term, which is an opportunity that Washington and its allies must seize.

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 Baghdad: morning
 
National Security Adviser Qassem Al-Araji discussed with the US ambassador in Baghdad, Matthew Tueller, the follow-up to ending the presence of combat force in Iraq.
A statement by the chancellery stated that Al-Araji met, yesterday, Saturday, with the US ambassador and the commander of the international coalition in charge of following up on ending the presence of any combat force in Iraq, General Calvert. During the meeting, they talked about the outcomes of the Prime Minister's visit and the technical delegation to Washington, as well as discussing the political situation and security and the security of the upcoming elections.
Al-Araji stressed that the visit of the Prime Minister and the technical delegation to Washington was successful by the standards of the state and national sovereignty, and it achieved important outputs that benefit Iraq and its people with more security and stability.
For his part, the US ambassador indicated that General Calvert was informed of the follow-up to the outputs of the technical agreement to end the presence of any combat force by
12/31/2021, as well as continuing to provide assistance and support to Iraq in fighting ISIS at the present time, while General Calvert affirmed readiness to provide support as needed, for joint operations after its hiatus. The US ambassador also stressed that his country welcomes any diplomatic effort that leads to restoring normal relations with Iran, pointing to Washington's unwillingness to escalate with Tehran, especially in Iraq.
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 Baghdad: morning
 
Yesterday, Saturday, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi briefed the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, on the results of his official visit to the United States and the outcomes of the strategic dialogue, and the two parties discussed the overall political, security, health and economic conditions in the country.
A presidential statement stated, that Saleh, during his reception of Al-Kazemi, praised "the results of the strategic dialogue with the United States and the distinguished efforts of the Prime Minister and the government negotiating delegation in this regard," stressing "the importance of uniting national forces in order to achieve stability and enhance Iraqi sovereignty and the higher interests of the country." .
It was also stressed, according to the statement, "the importance of protecting the security and stability of citizens, pursuing ISIS remnants that seek to destabilize some cities, blocking the way for its criminal attempts to target the security of citizens, and providing all support to the security forces in carrying out their important tasks."
During the meeting, it was emphasized "the importance of the upcoming elections and their holding them on their scheduled date next October, while providing all the requirements for conducting them that guarantee standards of integrity and justice in their various stages, and in a manner that achieves the true will of the voters in choosing their representatives away from fraud and manipulation, and achieves wide participation in it." ".
Meanwhile, the President of the Republic praised the efforts of the Ministry of Culture, along with the rest of the ministries and government institutions, which contributed to the recovery of 17,000 antiquities.
A presidential statement stated that the President of the Republic received, on Saturday, Minister of Culture Hassan Nazim, at the Peace Palace in Baghdad.
Saleh considered the recovered pieces and others as the true historical record of the country's prestigious position among ancient civilizations, stressing the need to give archaeological and heritage monuments. 
Great interest.
The President of the Republic stressed the importance of promoting cultural edifices and literary forums, and providing support for literary and artistic productions to contribute to Iraq’s return to exercising its usual role in enriching the cultural movement at the Arab and international levels, in addition to the necessity 
Supporting talented youth.
In addition, the Prime Minister visited Ibn Al-Nafis Hospital in the capital, Baghdad, and was briefed on the level of medical and health services provided to patients, inspected the hospital’s halls, and the conditions of patients visiting and inpatients, and listened to their complaints and suggestions, directed to overcome obstacles, and provide the necessary supplies and as quickly as possible.
Al-Kazemi held, according to a statement from his media office, "a meeting with the medical angel, in which he praised the role of doctors and health owners, as they are making efforts to provide service to patients in these exceptional circumstances that Iraq and the world are going through, due to the Corona pandemic, and its increased risks."
He stressed that "the current government insists on fairness to medical and health personnel, and has taken multiple steps in this aspect," calling for "understanding the country's conditions and the challenges it faces."
The Prime Minister pledged that "not a day will pass without searching for the best opportunities to improve the health situation in Iraq, which is full of medical competencies inside and outside the country."
Al-Kazemi expressed, according to the statement, "his regret that there are some shortcomings in our hospitals that are not worthy of the reputation of medicine or doctors," stressing that "this matter is the responsibility of the state, which has to provide all requirements, and that the delay came because of the wars that the country witnessed, and because of mismanagement." poor planning, corruption, and that the government is currently keen to correct many of the mistakes of previous years.
He called for "not to give in to challenges, and to work together to create hope and build a bright future for our children," noting that "the government has a priority in supporting the health, electricity, education and oil sectors."
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US Ambassador: The Iraqi elections will be held on time

Iraqi elections are scheduled for next October

 

Dubai - Alarabiya.net

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The US ambassador to Baghdad, Matthew Tueller, stressed the importance of holding the Iraqi elections on time, pointing to his country's contribution to financial support for the UNAMI election monitoring mission in response to the request of the Iraqi government, for high standards.

 

 

Today, Monday, the US ambassador stressed the importance of Iraq's stability, pointing to a change in the mission of the US forces at the end of this year, according to what was reported by the Iraqi News Agency (INA).

He also said that the strategic dialogue between Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi and US President Joe Biden paves the way for a long partnership between his country and Iraq, indicating that the relationship between the two countries is based on common interests.

The stability of Iraq is part of the stability of the region

He added that the stability of Iraq contributes to the stability of the Middle East, noting that corruption and external and internal interference will lead to the weakness of the Iraqi state.

He also clarified that the meeting between the two parties contributes to building a stable Iraqi state, pointing out that the strategic dialogue meetings have bore fruit.

He pointed out that the US forces lead the international coalition at the request of the Iraqi government to fight terrorism, noting that the strategic dialogue included continuous discussions in this regard and was transferred to a working committee in order to determine the need for US forces and what they should provide to Iraq.

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distortion of elections

It is noteworthy that the US ambassador to Iraq, Matthew Tueller, confirmed a few days ago that there are factions that want to distort the Iraqi elections scheduled for last October, and change their results.

Toler indicated in an interview with Kurdish media last Wednesday (July 28, 2021) that there is no US military base in Iraq, adding that the forces in Ain al-Assad and Erbil are located inside bases for the Iraqis.

He also stressed that the role of the US forces in the next stage will be limited to helping the Iraqi forces.

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs concludes his visit to the United States of America with a meeting with Arab ambassadors
  
{Political: Al Furat News} Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein concluded on Sunday his visit to the United States of America by meeting Arab ambassadors, permanent representatives to the United Nations in New York.


 In the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, {Al-Furat News} received a copy of it, that "during the meeting, the overall situation in the region and the world was reviewed."
The Minister of Foreign Affairs stressed the "importance of cooperation, coordination, and preservation of the commonalities that unite the Arab peoples, and to stay away from attempts that seek to tear the Arab ranks," noting that "terrorism today affects various countries of the world, which makes everyone responsible for confronting this global terrorist challenge." .
He also called for "supporting Iraq in its war against ISIS terrorists in coordination with the Iraqi government," noting that "the armed forces, the sons of the popular crowd, clans, and the Peshmerga are achieving great victories against terrorism," stressing that "Iraq is determined to continue to build bridges with countries the whole world, activating common interests, facing common risks, and avoiding entering into the politics of axes, and regional and international intersections.”
While the Minister of Foreign Affairs announced, "Iraqi diplomacy has adopted the language of dialogue in resolving all disputes facing Iraq, and invests its relations in the United Nations, the League of Arab States and all international organizations to preserve its unity and sovereignty."

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On 7/31/2021 at 7:21 AM, Dinarrock said:

Funny how none of them have masks on right!!! Lol… Especially since the CDC has completely come out and said the vaccine does absolutely nothing for the Delta variant!! 

people are going to be pissed when they find out the jab made them the super spreaders .. my 2c

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A military operation against ISIS remnants in Anbar (from the Observatory)

A military operation against ISIS remnants in Anbar (from the Observatory)

Huda Jassim (Baghdad)

The US ambassador to Iraq, Matthew Tueller, said yesterday that reconfiguring his country's forces in Iraq does not mean leaving all forces, but rather changing their mission according to a timetable that ends at the end of this year.
The Iraqi News Agency quoted the ambassador as saying that the US forces will be present in Iraq under the international coalition forces to provide advice and training, revealing that dialogues are continuing with Iraqi security leaders to continue
assessing the extent of Iraq's need for support to combat ISIS. He believed that Iraq is an important country, and that its stability contributes to the stability of the Middle East, warning at the same time against corruption and external and internal interventions that lead to the weakness of the Iraqi state.
He pointed out that the Iraqi side wants the Iraqi forces to carry out combat operations alone, but at the same time it needs the support of the international coalition in other areas, including training and combat advice and sharing intelligence information. He pointed out that the past two years witnessed a great development for the Iraqi forces to be able to fight ISIS, especially that the Iraqi air force, reinforced with F-16 aircraft, increased the ability of the ground forces to fight terrorism.
At the conclusion of the last round of the strategic dialogue between the two countries, the two countries agreed to end the tasks of the US combat forces in Iraq by the 31st of next December and to transfer their tasks to training and advisory. 
In another context, the spokesman for the Commander-in-Chief of the Iraqi Armed Forces, Major General Yahya Rasoul, reported yesterday that 5 ISIS militants, including 4 leaders, had been arrested in Sulaymaniyah Governorate in the Kurdistan Region.
He said, in a press statement, that the forces of the Counter-Terrorism Service, in cooperation with the Kurdish Asayish forces, managed to arrest 5 ISIS members, including 4 leaders of the organization's Qaqaa Brigade, in the city of Sulaymaniyah.
In addition, a number of people were killed in some Iraqi cities, while the other number were injured to varying degrees, as a result of sporadic violence. 
In Maysan Governorate, a security source said that a man killed two people, then committed suicide in the center of the city of Al-Amarah.
In another context, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi confirmed yesterday that the Iraqi government strongly aspires to restore Iraq's economy to its strength, after the situation reached very low levels as a result of rampant corruption.
Al-Kazemi said, during the meeting of the Supreme Committee for Reform: "Our meeting is to announce the start of implementing the administrative and executive mechanisms of the economic reform plan within the white paper," according to a statement by the Iraqi government.
He added: "Since we launched the reform white paper to address the rampant corruption in the country, we have been working to create an appropriate atmosphere for its implementation, and this plan would rebuild the Iraqi economy in a proper manner that would achieve sustainable development for the country."
He explained that the reform plan would provide a solution to the chronic economic management crisis, which is represented by complete dependence on oil, and the failure to diversify sources of income.

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