Don961:  08-02-2020 11:00 PM

Al-Khalidi: Allawi almost completed his ministerial cabinet

Baghdad / Al-Ikhbaria:

Head of the Bayraq Al-Khair bloc, Muhammad Al-Khaldi, confirmed on Saturday that the Prime Minister-designate, Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi, promised to implement the demands of the demonstrators and will implement them, indicating that Allawi has almost completed his ministerial cabinet.

Al-Khalidi said in a statement to “Al-Akhbaria” that “Prime Minister-designate Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi Al-Khalidi has completed his ministerial cabinet almost completely.”

He added that “Allawi promised to implement all the demands of the demonstrators and take comprehensive reform measures during the next stage.”

Al-Khalidi added that “negotiations are still ongoing regarding the formation of the government,” noting that “Allawi will achieve a parliamentary consensus unprecedented in the history of previous governments.    link

Samson:  Allawi visits Erbil to meet with Kurdish leaders to agree to support and form a transitional government

9th February, 2020

A well-informed political source revealed, today, Sunday, a forthcoming visit by Prime Minister-designate Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi, to Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan region, to meet Kurdish leaders and agree to support and form the next transitional government.

The source said to “Al-Akhbaria”: “The Prime Minister-designate was able, during the past 24 hours, to obtain the support of several Kurdish forces in the Kurdistan region in the first place, most notably the National Union and the Democratic Party, after understandings he had made with them about not stabbing or changing any of The agreements concluded between Baghdad and Erbil, which were concluded in the first year of Abdul-Mahdi’s resigned government, including the budget agreement and the salary agreement for the employees of the region, the oil agreement and the Kirkuk issue.

He added: “The recent visit of President Barham Saleh to Erbil and his meetings with Kurdish leaders led to great rapprochement and conditional Kurdish political support for Allawi,” adding that “Allawi reached a formula of understanding with the Kurdish parties to keep the Kurdish Ministry of Finance, as well as other ministerial seats, and positions Mission in his government, and seeking to “dismantle the crises and belongings between Baghdad and Erbil.”

The source explained: “Allawi’s upcoming visit to Erbil will be to complete Saleh’s visit, and that he will be in agreement with the Kurdish side clearly, and get their support to complete his dialogues with other blocs.”

The head of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s representative in Baghdad, Faris Issa, said that Allawi will soon visit the region with the aim of engaging with the Iraqi Kurdish component, requesting in a statement that the KDP website quoted him as “everyone to provide support for him to succeed in performing his duties.”  LINK


Samson:  Allawi warning Iran: Tehran will not be able to fulfill its expansionist dreams in Iraq

9th February, 2020

Iyad Allawi, leader of the National Coalition, warned Iran against interfering in Iraq, stating that Iran would not be able to achieve its expansionist dreams in Iraq.

A statement from Allawi’s office, “Al-Akhbariya” received a copy of it, “Once again, Iran crosses the red lines, proves its interventions in the Iraqi issue by challenging the will of the Iraqis and assuring that the Prime Minister-designate will gain confidence and that the axis (Tehran – Baghdad – Damascus Beirut – Palestine) will be pivotal One to expel the Americans and their allies, according to the letter of Ali Akbar Velayati, foreign affairs adviser in Khamenei’s office, on the occasion of the Arba’een Qassem Soleimani.

He added, “While we condemn this blatant interference in Iraqi affairs, we warn Iran that it will not be able to achieve its expansionary dreams in the Arab region, including Iraq, and this is much greater than its size and dreams, and that the principles of neighborhood require the respect of neighboring countries and non-interference in their affairs, which is what we wish from Iran and other neighboring countries.”

He continued, “The policy pursued by Iran in its dealings in Iraq and the countries of the region will lead to further escalation and complexity of the conditions in it, so we repeat our call for Iran to adopt a wiser and rational policy and deal with the countries of the region dealing with peer and counterpart, do not deal with the subordinate because that will backfire on them and will cause harm to their interest.” And the interests of its people first.”   LINK


Samson:  Political analyst: Sadr lost four things because of his positions in the demonstrations

9th February, 2020

Political analyst, Mujahid al-Tai, confirmed that the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, had lost four things because of his positions on the demonstrations in Baghdad and the provinces.

Al-Taei told Al-Akhbariya that “Al-Sadr lost many things because of his position on the recent demonstrations, as confidence between him and the masses fell.”

He added that “Al-Sadr’s proposals for reform, change and combating corruption have become questionable, as have his allegations of wanting to confine arms to the state and controlling the militias have become ridiculed.”

Al-Taie added, “Al-Sadr also lost the support of the Europeans, who were counting on his hostility with Iran.”   LINK


Sheikh Ali: Iran did not find a substitute for Soleimani, so she hired Sadr to lead the Shiite factions

9th February, 2020

Deputy Fayek Sheikh Ali revealed that the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada Al-Sadr, was afraid that he would be targeted by the United States of America in Iraq, indicating that Iran was unable to compensate for the loss of Qassem Soleimani, and that he hired Sadr for the leadership of the “Shiite factions” temporarily.

Sheikh Ali said in a televised statement, followed by “Al-Akhbaria”, that “Al-Sadr did not stop visiting Iran because there was a plan to assassinate him by the United States, which forced him to seek refuge in Iran, as it is a safe haven for him and all politicians.”

 He added that “Iran still + dominates the Iraqi arena, and we, as Iraqis, have to move away from the new occupation.” The division between the leaders of the Shiite leaders.”

 Sheikh Ali said, “Al-Sadr has become a cover for all factions and the highest policy-making for it and what it declares of hearing and obedience to the chest is in order to prove leadership.”

 He explained that “the popular movement of the demonstrators is isolated from the ruling blocs and personalities, and it is the one that is stoking the street against the political blocs and their oppression and is not affected by the chest at all.”   LINK

Samson:  The Supreme Judiciary: 38 detainees held in criminal cases branched from the events of the demonstrations

9th February, 2020

The Media Center of the Supreme Judicial Council has announced the outcome of the number of detainees arrested for criminal cases branching from the events of the demonstrations.

A statement issued by the media center of the Supreme Judicial Council stated, “According to the latest statistics from the investigative bodies concerned with demonstrations cases, until the date of 5/20/2020, the number of detainees arrested in criminal cases branched from the events of the demonstrations reached (38), while the number of those who were released (3123).   LINK


Samson:  Dozens of the US Air Force National Guard leave Iraq

12:16 – 09/02/2020

Dozens of US National Guard air forces in Alaska from the 21st Rescue Squadron and auxiliary pilots from other 176th Wing Units to their country have returned to their country after a four-month deployment in Iraq, the Anchorage Daily News reported on Sunday .

The newspaper said in the news of his translation, “The information” that “the return comes a month after the air base they were stationed in in Iraq was attacked by an Iranian ballistic missile attack that damaged the base without mentioning the human losses.”

She added, “The elements of the American military force to the Alndorf-Richardson base in two (HC-130J) aircraft.”

The newspaper pointed out that the forces were stationed at Ain Al-Assad Air Force Base, where Wing 176 was providing support to the Operations Command Squadron there.   LINK