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Tishwash:  U.S. announces nearly $204 million in additional humanitarian assistance for Iraq

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that the United States is providing nearly $204 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Iraq, Iraqi refugees and communities hosting them.

“This assistance will provide critical shelter, essential healthcare, emergency food assistance, and water, sanitation, and hygiene services across Iraq. It will also improve access to civil documentation and legal services, the capacity of health care facilities and increase access to education and livelihoods opportunities,” Pompeo said in a statement  link


Tishwash: Urgent the most important Iraqi-American agreements signed 5 large investments

A source in the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers revealed part of the memoranda of understanding signed by Iraq with the United States during the visit of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi and the government delegation to the American capital, Washington, which has continued since today, Baghdad time.

The source said in an interview with “The Eighth Day” (August 19, 2020) that “the signatures began with Minister of Finance Ali Allawi, who signed a memorandum of understanding with the American Finance and Development Corporation.”

He added that “the Minister of Oil signed 3 notes with each of: Chevron, Honeywell, and Baker Hughes.”

“The Minister of Electricity also signed two memoranda of understanding with GE and Stellar,” he added.

He concluded, “The previous notes were signed on the sidelines of a meeting between the Iraqi delegation and major companies, but they are part of what will be signed during the visit, and Iraq is likely to conclude more understandings during the ongoing visit.”
And Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein announced the start of the second round of the strategic dialogue between the two countries.

Hussein said, during a joint press conference with his American counterpart, that “a second round of strategic dialogue between the Iraqi delegation and the United States delegation began today.”

He added that “the meeting was good and important with the Secretary of State of the United States of America, where a group of issues related to the Iraqi situation in general and other issues related to economic relations and how to combat K. and Rona were addressed.”

In turn, the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, said that armed groups are still causing many problems in Iraq, expressing his hope that “Iraq will be free of corruption.”

Pompeo added, “We are committed to helping Iraq prevent foreign interference and improve relations with neighbors, and this is what the Iraqi people want – a prosperous country.”

He continued, “There are special investments in Iraq .. We wish an Iraq free of corruption,” noting that “the energy file was discussed with the Iraqi delegation.”  lin


DonnaJeane:  200 federal crimes – 1000 arrested

Operation Legend: More than 200 charged with federal crimes, 1,000 arrested, AG Barr announces

At least 217 people have been charged with a federal crime, and more than 1,000 arrests have been made in major metropolitan cities since the Department of Justice launched Operation Legend in July, U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced on Wednesday.

Nearly 400 firearms have been seized by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.


WheresJoel:  this video around the 10min or 12min mark talks about the RV , i hope it’s ok for me to post it here.