Posts Tagged ‘Iraqi Army’

26/11/2013 | 12:02 AM | Gulf News

NEW YORK, Nov 25 (KUNA) — UN Special Envoy for Iraq Nickolay Mladenov on Monday said further Iraq-Kuwait commitment and the improvement of the security situation in Iraq will bring about closure of the missing Kuwaiti persons and property files “as quickly as possible.

“It has been too long, already. The outstanding issues on the missing persons and property need to be closed as quickly as possible. It is very encouraging that both the Iraqi and Kuwaiti authorities are committed to work together,” Mladenov told KUNA following a Security Council meeting on the situation in Iraq, including its relation with neighbouring Kuwait. (more…)

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Published on Saturday, December 26 2 / January 2013 13:52
BAGHDAD / obelisk: The United Nations called on Saturday, the political parties in Iraq to a national dialogue for the unity of the country, expressed regret over the deaths in Fallujah demonstrations.

A statement by the UN mission in Iraq UNAMI, that “the Secretary-General of the United Nations strongly condemns the recent wave of terrorist attacks in Iraq that killed hundreds of people and left many injured as regrets for the killing and wounding a number of protesters in Fallujah,” calling “on all parties to exercise limit maximum restraint. ” (more…)

Published on Thursday, 03 December / 2 January 2013 13:15

Presidency announced the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq, Thursday, the sixth day of January current official holiday and day on Iraqi Army Day. (more…)

Published on Thursday, October 18 1
BAGHDAD / Obelisk: A source familiar with, Thursday, Deputy Defense Secretary arrived in Baghdad on an unannounced visit.

The source for “obelisk”, “Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter arrived in the capital Baghdad on an unannounced visit and he will meet with security officials in the Iraqi government.” (more…)

Monday, 20 August / August 2012 13:31

{Baghdad: Euphrates News} announced the chief of staff of the American military Gen. Martin Dempsey, who will visit Iraq later that “Iraq told us of his intention to strengthen military ties with the United States, eight months after the withdrawal of U.S. troops from that country.” (more…)

Retained since 1999 … Iraq recognized Kuwait bank instruments

18-04-2012 10:00 AM
Iraq handed over the Kuwaiti authorities, Bills and cash instruments belonging to the Kuwaiti banks had been transferred to Baghdad after the Iraqi Army in Kuwait. According to what was said by an Iraqi newspaper on Tuesday. (more…)

BAGHDAD, Feb.10 (AKnews)- Funding the Sahwa Councils’ members from the national budget is “legal” due to the “significant” role the Councils played in securing the country, an official said today.

Amer Khuzayee, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s advisor for national reconciliation affairs, told AKnews that funding the Sahwa (Awakening Councils or Forces) from 2012 budget does not contradict with the Iraqi Constitution. (more…)

On: Tue 03/01/2012 9:43

Declared the former civilian governor in Iraq, Paul Bremer, announced yesterday that the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq a “mistake”, and will lead to the division of Iraq into three mini-states and the outbreak of regional war in the region.

Quoted by U.S. media told Bremer that the U.S. had not leave Iraq at a time the last political conflicts, and because she did so, they will have to work much harder than before.

Bremer pointed out that the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq was an important moment in history of American 2012, which indicate the end of the war Petrleon estimated cost of one dollar and the lives of countless parties, Americans and Iraqis. (more…)

Sunday, 01 December / 2 January 2012 13:35

Demanded the MP for the high-mass white Nassif open a file of Iraqi soldiers killed by the Kuwaiti army after the restoration of the power of Iraq in 1991.

A statement by the Information Office of the block received by all of Iraq [where] the day a copy of it today that “there are reports about the Kuwaiti army of killing scores of Iraqi soldiers during clashes directly, while the implementation of the mass culling against a number of those families.” (more…)

Najaf, 8 December / December (Rn) – A spokesman for the Iraqi Ministry of Defense on Thursday that 7,500 U.S. last remaining troops and withdraw during the next few days.

And U.S. troops ended combat missions in the last year and began to withdraw its troops from Iraq, according to the Convention on the withdrawal of forces agreement signed between Washington and Baghdad in 2008.

As the countdown to the withdrawal of the last U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of this year escalated armed attacks against Iraqi security personnel.

Mohammed al-Askari told the Kurdish news agency (Rn), “the rest of the 7,500-strong U.S. forces. They will walk through the next few days.” (more…)

BAGHDAD (Iba) … A member of the House of Representatives from the list of staff Zebari said the Iraqi political scene will soon be a breakthrough to resolve the outstanding problems between the political blocs.

He said Zebari told the independent press (Iba) said that all the political blocs, whatever the prevailing vision of the situation, it stands on one line and the need to solve the outstanding problems and crises, and pay attention to the promotion of internal stability between the segments of Iraqi society. (more…)

Announced that the Kurdistan Alliance bloc, Sunday, that the Presidency of the Council of Representatives decided to host Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki after his return from Japan to discuss the readiness of Iraqi security forces after the U.S. withdrawal.

A spokesman for the Kurdistan Alliance bloc supporter of good in an interview for “Alsumaria News”, “House of Representatives approved a proposal by President Osama Najafi to host the Prime Minister, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Nouri al-Maliki and security chiefs after his return from Japan.”

The good that “Parliament will discuss with Maliki and leaders of the security readiness of Iraqi forces to take over security after the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country end of the year 2011.” (more…)

Posted 19/11/2011 05:08 PM

Expressed his State of Law coalition led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the possibility of its willingness to grant Almadrbeyen Americans partial immunity, given the need for Iraq to strengthen the capacity of its air force and anti-terrorism, and in this connection, the MP said the state law Haider al-Abadi, “asked the American side full immunity for its forces, as is the case in all countries where they are present, Iraq finds it difficult to give to the trainers who will be between 500 to one thousand, and if the United States insisted on the immunity to ensure their coaches would be partial, such as their Iraqi counterparts. ” (more…)

Suggested an MP for the Kurdistan Alliance Najiba Najib said the visit of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to the United States in the twelfth of next month is to discuss a number of files, notably the Convention for the purchase of weapons.

Said Najib told all of Iraq [where] that “Iraq is entering the gates of the end of 2011 and the end of the strategic agreement between Iraq and the United States on the question of U.S. withdrawal from the country, and that U.S. President Barack Obama announced earlier to withdraw all his troops with the solutions next year.” (more…)

The Ministry of Defense of Iraq, Sunday, the readiness of security forces to protect the country after the American withdrawal end of the year, noting that the withdrawal of these forces will give full freedom to the Iraqi forces to extend control over all parts of Iraq, while they believed that the political situation is “confused.”

The Minister of Defense agency Saadoun al-Dulaimi, said in an interview for a number of media including the “Sumerian News”, “preparations for the security forces after the withdrawal was well under way and express the readiness of Iraqi security forces all the elements,” noting that “these forces will be able to protect Iraq and any abuse of Iraqis. ” (more…)

11/6/2011 12:29 PM

BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Independent MP Hassan al-Alawi said that Premier Nouri al-Maliki is carrying “semi-insoluble dossiers” during his visit to Washington, pointing that the visit comes in its “right trend before US forces withdrawal from Iraq”.

Al-Alawi pointed out to Aswat al-Iraq that “there are pending dossiers, such as the present political crisis, the security situation following the withdrawal, immunity to trainers, latest developments on regions’ questions”, but he added that “the visit should come out with something new”. (more…)

Said independent MP Hassan Alawi, Sunday, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki carries with files almost intractable in his visit to Washington, noting that the visit comes in the proper context before the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.

The top of the Agency (Voices of Iraq) that there are pending issues to be to talk about it during the visit, the files almost insurmountable Kalozma the current political and security situation after the withdrawal and the question of granting immunity for instructors, and recent developments of the desire of some provinces to shift to regions, noting that the visit must come with something new. (more…)

Posted 05/11/2011 08:58 AM

BAGHDAD – Babinaoz: the U.S. military announced its intention to complete its withdrawal from Iraq by the end of this year, urged the member of the parliamentary Defense and Security to review and evaluate the security plans, and a second deputy said there were plans for a new stage after the withdrawal.

A spokesman for U.S. forces in Iraq, Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan told a news conference in Baghdad: “The American soldiers would withdraw from Iraq through the Kuwaiti territory,” adding that “more than a million military vehicles were returned from Iraq and the remaining 650 000 pieces of military will be returned before the end of the year , “explaining that” five to three thousand truck transporting equipment per week, while the move ownership of some of what is left to the Iraqi side or the State Department. “and said that” the number of U.S. troops currently in Iraq amounts to 34 thousand fighters and 12 military base out of 505 , quoted from the base 493 to the Iraqi side, “stressing” the absence of any new agreement with the Iraqi side in relation to trainers. ” (more…)

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US VP Joe Biden

04/11/2011 14:18
Baghdad, Nov. 4 (AKnews)- United States Vice President Joe Biden will arrive in Baghdad Saturday at a surprise visit, a source said today.

The informed source who demanded anonymity told AKnews Biden will arrive in Baghdad tomorrow evening for a one-day visit to discuss a number of common issues.

The visit is taking place after the U.S. President Barak Obama announced on Oct. 21, 2011 that the U.S. forces will completely withdraw from Iraq in accordance with the 2008 State of Forces Agreement (SOFA). (more…)

Posted 23/10/2011 11:31 AM

Baghdad, Omar Abdel-Latif: Provided for security and defense committee in the Iraqi parliament to the government the names of the six countries to benefit from them in the import of weapons for the armed forces.

A member of the MP on the mass of the citizens in the National Alliance Qasim al-Araji, the committee submitted the names of these six countries for use in buying weapons for the armed forces, noting that he will form a committee to visit those countries for the quality of the weapon that could be outfitted for Iraq, refusing to disclose At present the names of those countries. (more…)

detect leader of the Reconciliation Movement, and MP / coalition in Iraq / Hassan Khudair Chuird, a visit to a U.S. official not less than as Biden, to Baghdad, to pressure the political blocs to give immunity to the coaches.

The leaders of political blocs have agreed not to give the trainers Americans immunity, emphasizing the need for Iraqi forces to the experts and foreign coaches, with no immunity to them.

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Detection Sadrist spokesman Salah al-Obeidi, Saturday, the readiness of France, China and Russia to train Iraqi forces instead of U.S. experts, emphasizing pursuit of its leader, Moqtada al-Sadr to search for a replacement for the Americans.

He said al-Obeidi told “AFP” that “there are a lot of countries consider the U.S. occupation of Iraq as the main cause of delay (to provide) assistance to Iraq and progress in any step toward Iraq, both in age and arming the soldiers and give the experience.”

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Said spokesman for U.S. forces in Iraq, Major General Buchanan that the American flag will disappear for all U.S. bases in Iraq by the end of this year. And he said in an interview with the (morning) that “the withdrawal is in accordance with the security agreement signed between Iraq and the United States, as it will withdraw troops and mechanisms within the table time and place to be a military presence is zero on the final day of this year. ”

And he was handed over bases of Baiji and Mosul last week, and decreased the number of bases that were occupied by troops of 69 base over the past year to 23 base.

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10/11/2011 8:56 PM

KARBALA / Aswat al-Iraq: The Human Rights Ministry received 32 corpses from Iraqi soldiers killed during the second Gulf War, Minister Mohammed Shia’ al-Sudani announced today.

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Posted 10/10/2011 04:23 PM

BAGHDAD – Babinaoz said a senior Iraqi official said Baghdad is considering various options on the future of the U.S. presence in Iraq, ranging from mandated missions of these forces is limited and access to the exchange of mandated functions of training Iraqi forces.

The secretary general of the Council of Ministers on the Keywords, told AFP that “the United States insists on granting immunity to their handlers, as Iraq claims not to give.”

“There are a number of options were reviewed,” adding that “there may not be the task of training already.”

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Publicly and government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh, an agreement the leaders during their meeting yesterday on the need for the training of Iraqi troops and complete the processing as soon as possible.

Dabbagh said in a statement issued last night: that the leaders of political blocs gathered at the invitation of President Jalal Talabani to discuss the training of Iraqi forces assisted the U.S. side and on the basis of the approaching end of the security agreement by the end of 2011 between Iraq and the United States of America and the consensus of the parties to achieve full sovereignty for Iraq.

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Held by President Jalal Talabani held a press conference after the meeting of leaders of blocs, which was followed by the final statement for the meeting of leaders of blocs.

Talabani said in his statement “the parties met to achieve full sovereignty at the approaching departure of U.S. forces and the meeting agreed to achieve full sovereignty leaders also agreed on the need for instructors to train Iraqi troops and complete the processing as soon as possible.”

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03/10/2011 10:39

Baghdad, October 3 / October (Rn) – The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Monday, that the White House in Washington has not yet issued any statement about the visit of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden to Iraq.

The comments by Iraqi officials have confirmed that the Vice President Joe Biden will visit Baghdad this month to discuss a U.S. presence in Iraq after the date of the withdrawal of its troops from the country at the end of this year.

The Maliki government is negotiating with Washington to keep the coaches after the American withdrawal date, but informed sources pointed to the faltering negotiations after Iraq refused to give coaches the Americans immunity from prosecution in Iraq.

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Description of the Institute of Peace in the United States, on Saturday, the uniqueness of the decision of de-Baathification Bremer disbanded the Iraqi army grave mistake, as he emphasized that Iraq is currently in a serious and significant obstacles in front of him, he noted that Iraqi forces were not ready to assume its responsibilities in the event of an American withdrawal is complete.

The director of the Institute Paul Hughes in an interview for “Alsumaria News”, “The American administration made a grave mistake when it agreed to the former civilian governor of Iraq Paul Bremer’s decision to disband the Iraqi army and de-Baathification,” noting that “the National Congress leader Ahmed Chalabi was pressing to pass resolution “.

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Policy in Iraq is the perfect place if you want to look for bad news in Iraq, and if the country has witnessed an improvement relative steady over the past years, the policy in that country has seen a noticeable decline, it remained the files stuck and stalled government partnership and increased foreign intervention, according to see what an American expert.

The Director of Defense Research on the initiative of the twenty-first century at the Brookings Institution, Michael Ouhanlun, in a study published, the current month, at the site of The National Interest, said that Iraq is still far less violent than before. Of course, everyone knows that the levels of violence in Iraq is much less than it was in 2004, and until the year 2007. But with the high-profile attacks during the summer of this year, some people have the impression that things had worsened significantly, and contributed to confusion in the press, sometimes by talking about a major upsurge in violence that seems to have undermined much of the gains of the past four years.

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