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butterfly A parliamentarian warns of a “crunching civil war” and a scenario similar to Afghanistan in Iraq
2021-07-23 04:31 A parliamentarian warns of a crunching civil war and a scenario similar to Afghanistan in IraqShafaq News/ Member of Parliament Jamal Kougar warned on Friday of a civil war in Iraq in the event of any sudden and complete withdrawal of US forces from Iraq.
Cougar told Shafaq News Agency, that Iraq will witness a similar scenario similar to the Taliban movement in Afghanistan after the US withdrawal, or the expansion of unarmed militias that have more equipment than the Iraqi forces, especially in the areas under the federal government and even in some disputed areas between Erbil and Baghdad.
US officials said that the United States and Iraq are expected to officially announce the end of the US combat mission in Iraq by the end of this year, and that the two countries will continue the transition process towards providing training and advice to Iraqi forces.
Cougar warned of a civil war in Iraq in the event of a rapid US withdrawal from the country, saying, “If either of them happens, God forbid, we will go to a devastating war like the war that took place with ISIS or an internal civil war.”
There are currently 2,500 American soldiers in Iraq, focused on confronting the remnants of ISIS. The measure is not expected to have a significant impact, especially since the United States has already moved to focus on training Iraqi forces.
But the announcement, which is expected to be issued after US President Joe Biden’s meeting with the Iraqi Prime Minister in Washington next week, will be issued at a politically sensitive time for the Iraqi government and may be seen internally in Iraq as a victory.
The parliamentarian called on Iraqi politicians to take a serious stand, and to take into account all the steps that will accompany the withdrawal process.
butterfly It seems that there is a consensus among the prominent Shiite political forces on the necessity of withdrawing foreign forces from Iraq, while the Kurdish and Sunni political parties express reservations about the issue of withdrawing US forces in a scene that brings to mind the scenario of the Iraqi parliament voting on a decision to withdraw foreign forces.
On January 5, 2020, the Iraqi parliament voted on a resolution demanding Baghdad to work to remove foreign forces from the country.
The decision came two days after Washington assassinated the commander of the Iranian Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, and the leader of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces, Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, with an air strike near Baghdad Airport.
The American forces, along with the coalition forces led by Washington, withdrew from 6 military forces in Iraq since the killing of Soleimani and Al-Muhandis. The international coalition says that this falls within the framework of repositioning and withdrawing from bases with a small number of soldiers. shafaq.com
butterfly The United Nations calls on China to cooperate with the World Health Organization
Friday 23 July 2021…..The United Nations called on China to cooperate with the World Health Organization in investigating the causes of the emergence of the Corona virus.
“We call on all UN member states, including China, to cooperate with the World Health Organization to the extent necessary,” said Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General of the United Nations, during a press conference, today, Friday.
He pointed out that the World Health Organization has full management of the investigation into the origin of the Corona virus.
This comes after China announced that it will not participate in the second phase of the investigation into the origin of the Corona virus.
In turn, the Director-General of the Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, stated that the organization expects “transparency” from China, noting that there were “problems” during the first phase of the investigation, including with access to data on the start of the epidemic.
butterfly The Coordinating Committee of the Iraqi Resistance Factions refuses to keep US forces in Iraq under any name
Friday 23 July 2021……The Coordinating Committee of the Iraqi Resistance Factions announced its refusal to keep the US forces in Iraq under any name.
And she said in a statement: The stability in the position and the approach is what the coordination of the Iraqi resistance has established and adopts its reasons, including with regard to the ongoing negotiations between the Iraqi government and the United States, and what is related to the withdrawal of its forces and their termination of the occupation of our land and sky and their exit from Iraq,
and here we stress the conditions of the resistance, which will not allow the existence of Any soldier on the land of our beloved Iraq and in any capacity and under any pretext or fabrication of legitimacy and fraud for that presence under various titles (trainers and advisors or as a supporter and air support) to cast ashes in the eyes, which does not change anything in the equation, so its permanence with various arguments is only a means to achieve His malicious interests in our dear country, and under the existing conditions and processes.
butterfly He added:We assure the people and those concerned with this file in particular, our position as an explanation for the falsification and distortion of the facts and the flimsy delays to legitimize this murderous, violating and arrogant presence, according to several evidence, including that the American trainers, along with the international coalition forces, have proven a complete failure and experience in Iraq for ten years, the result of which was the collapse of all The security and military establishment happened in 2014, and if we add to it the Afghan experience, which spanned over 20 years of training, and what we witness today of the collapse and disintegration of the security system,
these are all facts that refute all those who claim the authority of the trainers as a justification for this abhorrent presence, in addition to the fact that the Iraqi forces did not adopt These trainers and advisors during their fight against and victory over ISIS, and what reinforces this fact is that their absence during the period that accompanied the outbreak of the Corona pandemic did not affect in any way the performance of the Iraqi forces, but on the contrary, observers know very well that the intervention of foreign forces inThe security file is always accompanied by violations and the revival of ISIS groups, in a suspicious spying role on the work of the security institutions, which has become not hidden.
butterfly He explained that the field in which the American advisers work does not deviate from the requirements of their national security and work for it, and that it causes catastrophic results for the rest of the peoples, and they are exploiting the joints of the Iraqi security services to achieve this, but Iraq and its people do not mean anything to them in front of this goal, and what we found of collusion with gangs criminal offenses in more than one stage of time, clearly defined, to reach their malicious intentions.
He stressed that the main mission of the US Air Force in Iraq is to defend the security of the Zionist entity, influence and obstruct the performance of the Iraqi security services, spy on the resistance factions and monitor their movements, and restrict and neutralize the popular crowd from its multiple tasks and even target it in a criminal manner often.
He stressed that the withdrawal of the occupying forces, in order for it to be real, must be a complete withdrawal from all Iraqi lands, whether in central, southern or northern Iraq, as well as it must include both the Ain Al-Assad Air Base and Al-Harir Air Base, and this means that no aircraft of any type will remain either It was the fighter, helicopter or drone, and it also includes the Victoria base at Baghdad airport and the third Tawhid base in the Green Zone.
butterfly He added that no US military aircraft (fighter, helicopter or drone) should be allowed to fly over the Iraqi sky, and rely on the combat aircraft in the Iraqi Air Force and helicopters in the army’s aviation.
And the drones of the Popular Mobilization, and as it is well known, these Iraqi capabilities are completely sufficient. Rather, they are in addition to the threat of ISIS, which, by the grace of God, and with the presence of the ability and ability of the Iraqi forces of all kinds, no longer constitutes a military threat that controls large areas of Iraqi land from which to attack other lands.
It shrank to hide in undeclared areas, posing a limited security threat that needs intelligence and preemptive operations more than it needs air strikes, adding that this is the right solution to rely on Iraq’s own capabilities and not keep Iraq hostage to foreign powers.
He pointed out that the foreign presence should include both the presence under the title of the international coalition or NATO forces, there is no difference between them, we will not agree to reduce the foreign presence under the title of the international coalition and increase it under the title of NATO forces, and what is being done by the Americans to enter it and increase their numbers under the pretext of protections and aides, and the like. Legitimizing their presence in another way and not expulsion
butterfly He stressed the need to form a parliamentary committee, with the express and written consent of the Prime Minister, with the authority to inspect to ensure that what is required is achieved, and this includes the authority to enter suddenly and without prior approvals to any camp on Iraqi soil, as well as obtaining information related to the existing number of foreign forces and their competencies,
as well as the authority to ensure the applicability of Preparation and competencies with the existing reality, as well as the authority to ensure respect for sovereignty in the Iraqi sky and the absence of foreign flights of all kinds in the Iraqi sky.
He added that the approval of the American withdrawal in the form we mentioned must also be issued by the American side as well, and not from the Iraqi side only, as happened in the previous negotiation, because, as it is known, the Americans are deceitful and have no obligation to what they agree on in secret rooms, nor what others say on their tongues. .
butterfly He continued, although we believe that the American side is not credible in withdrawing from the land of Iraq and that the issue will not be more than an attempt to change phrases, addresses and banners without there being any real withdrawal of American forces from air bases, warplanes, helicopters and marches, and there will be no respect for Iraqi sovereignty over Iraqi skies,
but Assuming the American side’s commitment to a real withdrawal and adherence to the above points, the resistance factions will announce their commitment to what is required of them.
Otherwise, the Iraqi resistance will continue to deal with any foreign military presence, whether American or otherwise, as an occupation, and we will continue to fight it with all our might until the purification of our land. Holy from the abomination of the occupiers and the malice of the hypocrites.
butterfly Almost the same from two different websites………..
Dave NATO participation would offer foreign forces legitimacy rather USA going alone
butterfly The Minister thanked the countries that supported Iraq’s request to strengthen the procedures for monitoring the elections and ensuring their integrity, and the efforts of the United States in particular for its initiatives in this regard.
He added that many memoranda of understanding in various sectors were concluded during the previous rounds of dialogue, which support our efforts to affirm the common interests between the two sides, stressing Iraq’s progress in strengthening its economic independence and achieving regional and international partnerships in a balanced manner, the latest of which was the Tripartite Summit initiative between the Iraqi government, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and the Arab Republic of Egypt, as well as efforts to link Iraq to the regional energy system through the Gulf states.
butterfly He explained that the Iraqi government is completing its efforts to end the injustice that befell our society, which has multiple components of the injustice and darkness of terrorism, as the Iraqi parliament has enacted the Yazidi survivors law, and this is a step that has a great impact in supporting the victims of the terrorist organization and ensuring that its members are held accountable for the criminal acts committed against innocent citizens.
In addition to the government’s steps in cooperation with international partners to promote dialogue and societal peace, renounce violence and extremism, respect religious, sectarian, ethnic and national diversity in Iraq, and reject forms of discrimination between citizens that affirmed Iraq’s constitution, along with the efforts of the Iraqi government to reach the Sinjar Agreement to maintain security in it in cooperation between Federal security forces and Peshmerga forces, as many joint security centers have been established in areas where ISIS terrorist enclaves are active, as well as the efforts of the Iraqi government and in coordination with international organizations to ensure voluntary returnfor the displaced.
butterfly And he indicated that the Iraqi government has pursued a path to support security and stability internally and at the regional level by relying on dialogue and taking joint opportunities to achieve this.
Therefore, we affirm full respect for Iraq’s sovereignty in a way that guarantees its internal stability and not being drawn into regional conflicts. At the conclusion of his speech, the Minister reiterated the Iraqi government’s commitment to strengthening the strategic partnership with the United States of America as a key partner in the international coalition to combat ISIS, and Iraq’s commitment to contract and strengthen economic partnership, investment and joint action in all sectors, which are included in the Strategic Framework Agreement, with a commitment to respecting Iraq’s sovereignty. And ensuring full coordination with the Iraqi government./End of 9
With regard to confronting the Corona pandemic and its challenges and what the world is facing today from the emergence of new strains that are more harmful to the lives of citizens, he said that it is necessary to complete cooperation between the ministries of health in both countries to provide the requirements for a rapid response to ward off the risks of this pandemic, expressing his hope to reach agreements for support and cooperation. In the field of health, during the side session that will be held between the two sides.
butterfly Al-Araji from Washington: We assured the American side that Iraq does not need any foreign fighting force on its soil
Saturday 24 July 2021 00:43 ………….National Security Adviser Qassem Al-Araji said from Washington: “We assured the American side that Iraq does not need any foreign combat force on its soil, and it will be on December 31, 2021, and it will have a special taste.”
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butterfly Iraq still needs US help to defeat Islamic State, foreign minister says
Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein made the remarks ahead of Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s visit to Washington on Monday………..July 24, 2021
Iraq still needs support from the US-led coalition to defeat the Islamic State, Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein said Friday amid reports the Biden administration is planning to withdraw combat troops from the country.
“There’s still terrorist activities for ISIS in Iraq,” Hussein said alongside US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday, using a common abbreviation for the Islamic State.
Hussein highlighted the Islamic State-claimed bombing at a busy market in Baghdad’s Sadr City on Monday, which left more than 30 people dead. In recent months, the Iraqi capital has experienced several attacks attributed to the Sunni terrorist group, which has maintained a low-level insurgency since Iraq announced the Islamic State’s territorial defeat in 2017.
“We need cooperation with the international coalition and to work with the international coalition under the leadership of the United States and to exchange information with the international coalition, the United States and with Iraq to defeat ISIS,” Hussein said.
Al-Monitor reported Friday that Baghdad and Washington are preparing a joint statement that will likely mention a timeframe for the withdrawal of American “combat troops” by the end of the year. The announcement is expected to follow Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s meeting Monday with President Joe Biden.
Roughly 2,500 US troops remain in Iraq assisting local partner forces. In April, US and Iraq officials discussed an eventual withdrawal, but did not set a timeline.
butterfly ite House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Friday that Biden looks forward to “strengthening bilateral cooperation with Iraq on political, economic and security issues, including joint efforts to ensure the enduring defeat of ISIS.”
Ahead of Kadhimi’s visit, the US State Department on Friday announced $155 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Iraq and the communities hosting Iraqi refugees. Since 2014, the US has provided more than $3 billion in humanitarian aid to the war-torn country.
“I think what today is demonstrating is that the partnership between the United States and Iraq is much broader and deeper than even the common fight against ISIS,” Blinken said.