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Foreign Ministry: The Security Council’s Statement Is The First Of Its Kind Against Turkish Violations Of Iraq’s Sovereignty


Political | 09:13 – 07/26/2022   Baghdad – Mawazine News   The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed today, Tuesday, that the Security Council statement supports Iraq’s position, while noting that it is the first of its kind.


“The statement of the Security Council condemning the attack on Iraq’s sovereignty is the first of its kind in the context of a series of Turkish violations of Iraq’s sovereignty and security,” the ministry’s spokesman, Ahmed Al-Sahaf, told the official news agency, followed by Mawazine News.


He added that “the content of the statement supports Iraq’s position and puts the procedures for considering the attack on national sovereignty in a new context.” Ended 29 / M 99


Wisdom Movement: Al-Sudani enjoys internal and external acceptance, and there is no veto over it


Political | 09:37 – 25/07/2022   Baghdad – Mawazine News   Today, Monday, the Wisdom Movement confirmed that the candidate for the coordination framework to take over as prime minister, Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, has internal and external acceptance, and there is no veto on him, while noting that his rejection by some blocs is possible.


Karam Al-Khazali, a member of the General Authority of the current, said that “there is a problem after the announcement of the prime ministerial candidate, who is the presidential candidate who has not yet been resolved,” noting that “the candidate, Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, is a non-controversial and unrejected figure.”


He added, “The Sudanese enjoy internal and external acceptance, and there is no veto over it,” noting that “the Sudanese rejection of some blocs is possible.”


The Coordination Framework Secretariat announced, earlier today, the nomination of Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani for prime minister. Ended 29 / p. 87


Kurdistan Democratic Party: Our Position Is Firm Regarding Our Candidate For The Presidency


Posted On2022-07-26 By Sotaliraq   The official in charge of the Iraq file at the headquarters of the Kurdish leader, Massoud Barzani, announced, on Monday, that the position of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, with regard to its candidate for the position of the presidency, is the current Minister of Interior in the Kurdistan Regional Government, Reber Ahmed.


Arafat Karam said in a tweet on his Twitter account: “Our position is consistent with regard to our candidate for the presidency.”


This announcement comes a few hours after the coordination framework announced its candidate for prime minister, Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani.


The Iraqi parliament had failed during the last period for the third time to choose a new president for the country, after 220 deputies out of 329 could not vote to choose the president, as stipulated by the constitution in force since 2005.


More than eight months after the early parliamentary elections in October 2021, Iraq is still without a new president, and therefore without a new prime minister to assume the executive authority, and the political path is often complex and long in Iraq due to sharp divisions, multiple crises and the influence of groups armed window.     LINK


The Putschists In The “Coordinating Body” Remove Al-Araji To Appoint Muhammad Al-Sudani To Head The Government


Posted On2022-07-26 By Sotaliraq   Baghdad / Tamim Al-Hassan   Away from the traditional methods, the liquidation of the names nominated within the “coordinating framework” for prime minister takes place in a different way, by “spreading scandals.”


It seems that Qassem al-Araji, who is the National Security Adviser, was the latest victim of the struggle for the position, according to what some sources say.


At a critical time, and at the highest levels of brilliance, the man who is preparing himself to head the government suddenly announces his withdrawal from the race!


During the past few days, the conflict escalated within the “Coordination Committee” between the “Al-Maliki” and “Al-Amiri” wings, while the “Attributors” claim that the competition to nominate the new prime minister will end this week.


The “Coordination Committee” had given two previous deadlines, so far, more than two weeks ago, to finish the prime minister’s file without announcing the name of a final candidate for the position.


The number of candidates reached about 10 names, including two well-known leaders who returned days after a semi-agreement to choose a personality from the second line.


Regarding those conflicts, an informed politician who spoke to Al-Mada indicated that Nuri al-Maliki, the leader of the state of law: “is behind the decision of the National Security Adviser to withdraw from the nomination.”


The politician close to the leaders of the “Coordination Committee” and who asked not to be named adds: “Al-Maliki is implementing a policy of exclusion within the group to deliver his candidate to the presidency, and he is the one who put (a veto) against Al-Araji.”


The politician pointed out that «in return for the expulsion of al-Maliki from the prime ministership because of the recordings attributed to him pressure to remove al-Araji may remove other candidates».


The well-informed politician asserts that “the leader of the state of law seeks to support his candidate in any way, which is MP Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani to get the position, who is about to win the race.”


Al-Maliki” had turned more than once against the agreements that took place within the “coordinating framework”, and he is still hinting that he has the majority of votes in the Shiite bloc.


Al-Araji, the candidate of Hadi Al-Amiri, the leader of Al-Fateh, competed strongly for the position, and on the eve of his name’s rise, he decided to withdraw from the race.


Al-Araji said in the withdrawal statement on Sunday evening that “for nine months, the political process has been witnessing a blockage that has harmed the interests of the people and the country, and I believe that the country deserves sacrifice, so I thank the esteemed framework committee that nominated my name for the position of prime minister.”


He continued, “Here, I announce my apologies for accepting the nomination, offering my highest thanks and appreciation to all the Iraqi people, MPs and the political blocs that announced their support for us, and we hope the brothers in the framework will make their choices for the benefit of the people and the country.”


A few hours before that, some websites had published what they said were leaked records of Al-Araji’s meeting with a Kuwaiti delegation in which he revealed secrets about some of the “factions.”


The well-informed politician believes that «the publication of these documents, which appear to be forged, is part of the plan to remove Al-Araji, who decided to withdraw quickly from the competition before the case develops, as happened with Al-Maliki’s leaks».


The documents, which Al-Araji has not commented on so far, show the minutes of a meeting between the latter and a Kuwaiti delegation against the background of the threat of “Al-Nujaba” – one of the crowd’s factions – to the neighboring country.


The report, consisting of several papers, was sent from the Kuwaiti embassy in Baghdad to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of that country, in which al-Araji’s supposed answers appear as “preventing the Nujaba” from threatening Kuwait.


It also reveals that the reason for the threat of these factions is their desire to obtain contracts, as is the case with the Sadrist movement, according to what was mentioned in the record.


The report touched upon al-Araji’s refusal to arm Kata’ib Hezbollah – another faction affiliated with the Hashd – and to conclude training contracts with Iran and Russia.


It also appears in the report, quotes from the National Security Adviser, that the UAE gave contracts to Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq, and about the expansion of drug trade in the south.


On the political front, the document said that Al-Araji was nominated by Al-Amiri to head the government, and that the Kurdish and Sunni forces did not object to his candidacy.


Al-Maliki’s “contagion” by obtaining the position of prime minister had expanded and infected more than one Shiite leader in the first row within the “coordinating framework.”


]Haider al-Abadi, the leader of the victory, and Faleh al-Fayyad, the head of the crowd, decided to return to the competition, despite the fact that there was almost agreement to give the position to a figure from the second echelon of the parties.


And whenever the “coordinating party” tries to keep the “leaders” away from the competition, they (the party leaders) invent a way to return, such as supporting candidates to run the government from behind the scenes.


On Sunday, Al-Mada revealed that Hadi Al-Amiri supported Al-Araji, Al-Abadi, and former Sports Minister Abdul-Hussein Abtan for the position of the next prime minister.


On the other hand, al-Maliki supports his most prominent candidate, MP Muhammad al-Sudani, in addition to the Minister of Planning, Ali Shukri, and the leader in the call, Tariq Najm.


According to the latest developments, leaks indicated that Muhammad Shia’a al-Sudani had won the position of prime minister.


The latest updates to the candidates’ stock exchange indicated the rise of the shares of “Al-Sudani” and Asaad Al-Eidani, the governor of Basra.


]The statements of the ” frameworks ” are conflicting about the date of deciding the name of the prime minister, about a week after the formation of a special committee in this regard consisting of four Shiite leaders.


]In a statement on the Supreme Council, party spokesman Ali Al-Defaa said that the committee “is not tasked with selecting the candidate, but rather defining the criteria and specifications required for him, on the basis of which one of the candidates will be voted on by the General Authority of the Framework.”


]He added that “the committee completed its tasks at the end of last week, and the political forces submitted several names, and it is scheduled that the nomination of the candidate will be decided this week.”


He added, “Among the specifications set by the committee is that the candidate should be (non-controversial internally and externally, possess experience in political work, an economic vision, be firm in what suits the nature of the challenges of the stage, and work with a team that bears his responsibility, and sets a realistic program at the level of the people’s ambition and comprehensive for all Important national files, and that he has not given pledges or promises to any internal or external party in the event of his nomination, but rather that his loyalty and work be to Iraq first and foremost.”


But in contrast to these statements, Aref Al-Hamami said in a press statement that “there is no specific time to announce the nomination of the next prime minister.”  He added that: “The committee for selecting the prime minister is still continuing its work and has not decided its choice.”


As for Duha Al-Qaisar, the representative of Al-Attar, she went to link the nomination of the prime minister to the selection of the Kurdish forces for a candidate for the post of President of the Republic.


And agencies affiliated with the «Coordination» quoted a statement to Al-Qusayr, in which she said that «the framework is waiting for the Kurds to resolve their candidate for the presidency to present a candidate for prime minister»     LINK


Parliamentary Security Denies The Existence Of An Agreement After 2003 That Allows The Entry Of Turkish Forces


Posted On2022-07-26 By Sotaliraq   Baghdad/ Firas Adnan   The Security and Defense Committee in the House of Representatives denied the existence of an agreement signed after 2003 that allows the Turkish side to carry out military operations inside Iraqi territory, stressing that security cooperation in the field of combating terrorism does not mean a violation of national sovereignty, indicating that the Turkish warplanes have arrived on their flights to the province. Kirkuk.


The Turkish forces had bombed the Barkh resort in Zakho district of Dohuk, which led to a number of casualties, between a martyr and a wounded person.


As a result, the Iraqi government announced that it had taken a number of diplomatic steps to respond to the attack, most notably resorting to the Security Council for the purpose of filing a complaint against the Turkish side.


Committee member Jawad al-Bolani said, “The Turkish side is claiming in the bombing operations that it has an agreement with the Iraqi government that allows it to carry out armed activities inside Iraq, sometimes they claim that it dates back to the eighties of the last century, and others say it was signed after the change of the previous regime.”


Al-Bolani added, “The truth of the matter is that Iraq did not conclude security agreements after 2003 that would allow Turks to enter Iraqi territory.”


He pointed out that “Turkish demands were repeated to allow them to conduct combing operations on the border strip between the two countries, and through cooperation between the governments of the two countries in the field of combating terrorism.”


Al-Bolani stressed that “Iraq did not give a green light for the entry of Turkish forces into its territory, and no agreement was signed after 2003.”


Al-Bolani noted that “the two countries are committed to the United Nations strategy in combating terrorism, and cooperation between states and governments is positive, while preserving sovereignty and not overstepping the borders.”


For his part, another member of the committee, Yasser Watut, said that “the Turkish bombing has been repeated more than once, and the government must take a stand on it.”


And he continued, “The options available to us are the commercial boycott,” noting that “the decisions to summon the ambassador and hand him protest notes will not lead us to a conclusion.”


He believes, “The repeated bombings on the borders are an insult to Iraq,” stressing that “the Turkish aircraft, in violation of Iraqi airspace, sometimes reached Kirkuk.”


The government is responsible for preserving Iraq’s sovereignty, and we, in the Parliamentary Security Committee, will continue our work in monitoring what the government is accomplishing in this regard,” Watout noted.


It finds, “All the options that were used during the previous breaches did not lead to a result, and the Turkish side went too far until its operations were targeting civilians, as happened in Dohuk a few days ago.”


And he went on to say that “there are other solutions, including the commercial boycott, fortifying the borders and deterring any attempt to breach again, in addition to efforts at the international level.”


The Security and Defense Committee intends to prepare a joint report with the Foreign Relations Committee on the Turkish violations of Iraqi lands to be presented to Parliament and submitted to the government and includes recommendations to confront the continued attacks on Iraq.    LINK


Khalil Proposes Two Ways For The Scenario Of The President Of The Republic, And Confirms: Saleh Is Rejected By The Coordinator And His Party


Shafaq News/ A member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, MP Mahma Khalil, ruled out today, Tuesday, holding a parliament session next Thursday to elect the president of the republic. its admissibility.”


In an interview with Shafaq News Agency, MP Mahma Khalil said that “the next sessions of the House of Representatives will be devoted to determining the day of the session to elect the President of the Republic in accordance with Articles 70 and 71 of the Iraqi Constitution, in the presence of two-thirds of the members of the House of Representatives,” while ruling out “a session of the House of Representatives on Thursday. next for the election of the President of the Republic.


Khalil added, “As an electoral merit, size and weight, the Democratic Party has the right to present its candidate for the presidency, who is Riber Ahmed, and this right was used by the other components in the presidency of the parliament and in the prime ministership.”


The Kurdistan Democratic Party member continued, “It is in the interest of the Iraqi people that the parties that insist that the position of the President of the Republic be from a particular party, and this matter was left by the Sunnis as well as the Shiites in the positions of the presidency of the House of Representatives and the ministers, so it is in the interest of the brothers in the Patriotic Union not to cling to this the culture”.


Khalil suggested, “Two methods are used in the matter of agreeing on a candidate for the Kurdish House for the presidency, which are: Either go to one reference, which is the parliament of the region, to nominate a candidate for the presidency, or adopt weight and electoral merit in the process of choosing the party that presents a candidate for the presidency.” .


The representative of the Kurdistan Democratic Party explained, “The Shiite house’s agreement on Muhammad Shia’a Al-Sudani to nominate for prime minister, we respect him, and he is a national figure, and I dealt with him personally, and he is close to everyone.”


Khalil indicated that “there is a meeting held between the head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani, and (his nephew) Bafel Talabani, and they reached advanced levels of understandings, but the issue of renewing Barham Salih as President of the Republic, this will not happen,” indicating that ” Saleh has lost his political compass, and he is not acceptable in the political space, who accepted Muhammad al-Halbousi for the presidency of the House of Representatives, and Muhammad Shi`a al-Sudani as prime minister.


The representative of the Kurdistan Democratic Party pointed out that “Saleh’s clinging to this position is what created the political blockage, as he has problems with the coordination framework, and problems even within his party.”


Yesterday, Monday, Arafat Karam, the official in charge of the Iraq file at the headquarters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, considered the position of the presidency of the Iraqi Republic an electoral entitlement for the people of Kurdistan, calling for the region’s parliament to be the “final arbiter” on the issue of selection as a “consensual solution.”


Yesterday, Monday, the Secretary-General of Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq, Qais al-Khazali, called on the Kurdish blocs to agree and settle their candidate for the post of President of the Republic, after the Shiite coordination framework agreed to nominate Muhammad Shia al-Sudani for the position of Prime Minister.  LINK


Al-Maliki’s Coalition Considers Al-Sudani’s Candidacy “Good News” And Invites “Opposition Partners”


Shafaq News/ The State of Law coalition led by Nuri al-Maliki welcomed, on Monday, the selection of the Shiite coordinating framework forces, Muhammad Shia al-Sudani, for the position of prime minister, and the formation of the next Iraqi government.


Earlier in the day, the coordination framework officially announced the selection of Al-Sudani as a candidate for prime minister, explaining that his choice came during a meeting and in a “positive atmosphere.”


Al-Sudani is one of the leaders of the Islamic Dawa Party. He ran several ministries in successive governments, and was nominated by Nuri al-Maliki to head the new government.


And the coalition considered, in a statement received to Shafak News Agency, that “the unanimity in choosing the candidate to form the government gives evidence of the cohesion of the framework and its leaders and their commitment to the promises they made to the Iraqi people,” praising at the same time “the successes achieved by the leaders of the framework in the face of previous challenges and their determination.” protect the right of the largest social component.


The State of Law coalition considered, “The framework succeeded in transcending the first stage of the process of forming the new government, and it gave good news to the Iraqi people to confirm that the framework is qualified to bear responsibility, and that it embraces openness to all national political forces and mobilizes all energies and competencies, to be for all the Iraqi people and with all Forces, lists, independents, youth and clans in designing the process of preserving the state and its prestige.


The framework continued, “Exerting efforts to provide services and remedy the imbalance in what should be provided to citizens, in light of the wise guidance of the supreme religious authority, which is considered the captain of this ship and who led it in dangerous turns to form a government of national service that the citizen eagerly awaits.”


The coalition called on the opposition partners and the action against the Baathist dictatorship in the two allied Kurdish parties, to “accelerate the agreement on the nomination of their candidate for the presidency of the republic, so that the march will start from the two integrated sovereign positions that constitute the two wings of the executive authority.”


The Political Bureau of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan warmly welcomed the nomination of the coordinating framework of Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani for the position of Federal Prime Minister, while the Kurdistan Democratic Party has not expressed any official position towards the Sudanese, and the same is true of the Sovereignty Alliance, until this moment.


As for “Al-Hanana”, the headquarters of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr in Najaf governorate, an informed source revealed to the agency, that al-Sadr was not notified by the coordination framework, regarding his candidate for prime minister, who was announced today (Muhammad Shiaa al-Sudani).    LINK


Karam: The position of the President of the Republic is entitlement to the people of Kurdistan, and let it be the “final arbiter” in the Parliament of the Region


Shafaq News / Arafat Karam, responsible for the Iraq file at the headquarters of the President of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, considered today, Monday, the position of the presidency of the Iraqi Republic an electoral entitlement for the people of Kurdistan, calling for the parliament of the region to be the “final arbiter” in the issue of selection as a “consensual solution.”


“The position of President of the Republic is an electoral entitlement for the people of Kurdistan,” Arafat Karam said, in a tweet on Twitter, followed by Shafak News Agency.


Karam added, “If you want a consensual solution, let the regional parliament be the final arbiter, so that we are not accused of obstructing the formation of the government.”


Today, Monday, the Secretary-General of Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq, Qais al-Khazali, called on the Kurdish blocs to agree and settle their candidate for the post of President of the Republic, after the Shiite coordination framework agreed to nominate Muhammad Shia al-Sudani for the position of Prime Minister.


And earlier today, Monday, the coordination framework officially announced the selection of Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani as a candidate for prime minister.   LINK

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