Zig’s Place Chatroom News Tuesday PM 1-18-22
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Dave A political source told Shafaq News Agency that Qaani held in the house of Haider al-Abadi intensive discussions with the heads of the Coordination Framework and in the presence of leaders of the armed Shiite factions then immediately headed to Al-Hanana to meet al-Sadr.
A source in Al-Sadr’s office told our Agency, “Qaani came to Al-Sadr to find a solution to the Shiite-Shiite differences and reunifying the Shiite house according to the political agreements since 2003, but Al-Sadr rejected the scenario of forming a consensus government.”
He added that “Qaani failed to change al-Sadr’s position on some leaders of the Framework, specifically on the leader of the state of law Nouri al-Maliki, in addition on referring the files of financial and security corruption to the competent authorities.”
Dave referring the files of financial and security corruption to the competent authorities.”
Dave not sure what that means
butterfly Dave I guess we will have to wait bc they said nothing is going to be done with the government until February.
Dave butterfly good that Sadr is Drawing a line in the Sand prior to Feb
Dave also doubt Sadr will be a proponent of postpone and delay
Dave Did find it odd that the Kurds congratulate Nouri on his nomination as leader of his party though
Dave butterfly Find it interesting that the only folks moaning in Sadr wishing to form a majority GOVT are within Maliki and Shia blocs……….?
Dave 33 seats……..
butterfly It is all a toss up at this time in the game of politics in Iraq.
EYEGUY Happy day to all
butterfly EYEGUY hey there. Good articles above.
EYEGUY so I hope a new day means we are 1 day closer …..I`m still alive
EYEGUY butterfly I will read above to get the most up to date reporting by the best of the best reporters
EYEGUY well the way the world is been turning it only stands to reason ( good way to cope )
butterfly US to hand over two stolen artefacts to Iraq
One clay piece is from the ancient city of Ur, while the other is from Babylon Jan 18, 2022 …………… Iraq will receive two stolen artefacts dating back more than 4,000 years from US authorities this week, its foreign ministry announced on Tuesday.
The pieces are made of clay with cuneiform writing. One is from the ancient city of Ur, while the other is from Babylon, the ministry’s spokesman Ahmed Al Sahaf said.
An official ceremony will be held at the Iraqi Consulate in Los Angeles on Thursday to mark the occasion, Mr Al Sahaf added.
He didn’t provide more details about the pieces or how they reached the US.
Ur and Babylon were major cities in ancient Mesopotamia, south of Baghdad.
butterfly The Bible mentions Ur as the birthplace of Prophet Abraham, where wealthy empires flourished. Babylon, meanwhile, was famous for its hanging gardens.
The antiquities will be the latest items Iraq has received from the US and other countries in its long-running struggle to retrieve its stolen cultural trove.
Last year, Iraqis welcomed more than 17,000 ancient artefacts retrieved mainly from the US. The priceless relics, dating back as far as 4,000 years, were looted from Iraq and smuggled onto the black market, mainly after the Gulf War in the 1990s.
Among them was a rare antique clay tablet that bears a portion of the Epic of Gilgamesh, the oldest known surviving piece of literature.
butterfly The 127mm by 152mm fragment, which dates back 3,500 to 4,000 years, is known as the Dream Tablet and is written in the Sumerian language. In the epic poem, the hero describes a dream to his mother, predicting the arrival of a new friend.
Many of the objects taken from Iraq were seized from the Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby. The chain of arts and crafts shops was forced by the US government to relinquish artefacts in 2017 and fined $3 million for failing to act on expert advice that the objects may have been looted or to declare their provenance to the authorities.
Iraq’s archaeological sites have all been badly affected by decades of war, a lack of security and mismanagement.
After the 1991 Gulf War, when a US-led coalition drove Saddam Hussein’s army out from Kuwait, illegal digging was widespread as the former dictator started to lose control of the country. Some of Saddam’s close circle officials were involved in artefact smuggling.
When the US led another coalition to topple Saddam’s regime in 2003, Iraqi artefacts suffered a major blow.
Looters burst into the Iraqi National Museum the day after Baghdad fell to US troops in April, making off with scores of priceless artefacts and leaving the floor littered with shattered pottery.
The US was widely criticised at the time for failing to protect the site. Only a few items were saved. https://www.thenationalnews.com/mena/iraq/2022/01/18/us-to-hand-over-two-stolen-artefacts-to-iraq/
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