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Editor: AHS, BS 9/12/2013 12:45

Range Press / Beirut
Emphasized a study published by “The Washington Institute for Near East Studies” that “political infighting procedure” in Baghdad is a major obstacle to strengthening the capacity of Iraq’s security in the fight against terrorism, and stressed that “the solution to the crisis requires measures broader and deeper than improvements in tactical security measures governmental organizations.”

The study reported details of the nature of the political processes that are supposed to accompany the security measures, including specifically “the fate of Sunni prisoners, the extent of Iranian influence in Iraq, and the collective punishment of the year through a random anti-terrorism operations, in preparation to move in a comprehensive national reconciliation. (more…)

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Finish reading two cooperation agreements between Iraq and Kuwait

19/06/2013 12:00 AM

the House voted in its first session of the legislative term new Tuesday on three bills, while finished reading two agreements for cooperation between Iraq and Kuwait.

At the beginning of the meeting called on House Speaker Osama Najafi House of Representatives to cooperate for the completion of pending laws in commissions through understanding, cooperation and development the supreme interest of the country for legislation important laws, stressing the importance of investing political understandings to serve the Iraqi people. (more…)

19:47 06/18/2013

The House voted today in its first session of the first legislative term for the fourth legislative year, which was held under the chairmanship of the President of the Council Osama Najafi, head of the House of Representatives and the presence of 175 deputies on three bills and ended the first and second readings of four bills. (more…)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Parliament voted a law Convention on Iraq and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] to train Iraqi security forces.

And a representative of the Agency said all Iraq IGN today that he “voted to ratify the draft law on ratification of the Convention on the training of Iraqi security forces between the Government of the Republic of Iraq and NATO [NATO]”. (more…)

Saturday, 01 June 2013 12:18 | | |

More than one thousand Iraqis killed in one month

Baghdad-According to casualty figures released today by UNAMI, a total of 1,045 Iraqis were killed and another 2,397 were wounded in acts of terrorism and acts of violence in May.

The number of civilians killed was 963 (including 181 civilian police) and the number of civilians injured was 2,191 (including 359 civilian police). A further 82 members of the Iraqi Security Forces were killed and 206 were injured. (more…)

Wednesday, 01 May 2013 14:17 | | |

Baghdad (AIN) -The Secretary-General is deeply concerned by the upsurge of violence throughout Iraq that has left many dead and injured hundreds over the past week. He expresses his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes the wounded a speedy recovery.

A statement by the UN Office received by AIN on Wednesday reported “The Secretary-General calls on the Iraqi Security Forces to exert utmost restraint in maintaining law and order, and he calls on the demonstrators to preserve the peaceful nature of their protests. He welcomes the successful meeting between the representatives of the demonstrators, local officials and the Iraqi Security Forces which has defused tensions in Ramadi, Anbar Governorate.” (more…)

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Baghdad (AIN) –The UN Secretary General’s Special Representative to Iraq, Martin Kobler, expressed his satisfaction concerning conducting of the special vote of the elections of provincial councils in a smooth manner, praising the role of the Independent High Electoral Commission.

Kobler reported in statement received by AIN on Saturday “The special vote represented the start of the elections process, ” adding that “The IHEC showed high level of professionalism in this process.” (more…)

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UNITED NATIONS, March 21 (KUNA) ­­ The UN special Envoy for Iraq Martin Kobler on Thursday said that the “major milestone” for normalizing relations between Iraq and Kuwait will be the “completion of boundary maintenance work,” which “must be done” before the end of this month.

“I have mentioned the progress achieved towards the normalization of relations between Iraq and Kuwait, including through Iraq’s positive steps towards fulfilling its remaining obligations under Chapter VII of the UN Charter. A major milestone in this process will be the completion of boundary maintenance work,” Kobler told the Security Council in an open meeting to discuss the work of the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) which he heads. (more…)

Baghdad – and babysit – The Mission of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO that it “will hold tomorrow, the closing ceremony of the training mission after the work lasted about seven years.”

The mission said in a press release received news agency public opinion (and babysit) a copy of it on Friday that “the closing ceremony of the training mission will take place tomorrow, Saturday at the third hour and a half at noon in the conference hall of Babylon at the base of the Union in the Green Zone.” (more…)

Karbala, December 9 (Rn) The representative of the supreme religious authority Ali al-Sistani in Karbala province, 108 km southwest of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Friday at the importance of working on the return of Iraq to the Arab arena following the U.S. withdrawal from the country, pointing out that it can not be achieved only through the paving of the Iraqi National Front.

Ahmed al-Safi, the Friday prayer at the shrine of Imam Hussein, “Iraq took recovering after he got on the independence of the departure of U.S. troops from its territory, which will expire this month,” adding that the issue “is very important for Iraq’s return to his place among the Arab countries after it was many of these countries describe the occupied country of Iraq. ” (more…)

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani criticized US-Iraqi negotiations and the results thereof such as not granting US soldiers and trainers immunity to stay in Iraq.

Iraq needs an American presence after 2011, Talabani said in a TV interview arguing that Iraqi security forces are still facing difficulties in air and marine defense as well as in the use of new weapons. Reports of Air, marine, Armored and Infantry Forces’ commanders reveal that Iraq needs an efficient US presence in Iraq or at least American trainers’ presence, Talabani said. (more…)

25/10/2011

More interested in political circles and for quite some time to discuss a withdrawal of U.S. troops scheduled end of the year, according to the strategic framework agreement signed between the Iraqi and U.S. governments as a prelude to restore Iraq’s full sovereignty, and here highlights the important question is whether the traditional methods of military occupation are still active or that the massive changes that have occurred on the nature of relations of domination and control and has taken the engines of other factors?

It could be argued that mental Almaazavih the Arab mind still repeats itself, ignoring any significant acceleration of cosmic norepinephrine and copy the continuous modes and mechanisms of the ongoing transition from stage to stage to become a change for the Arab mind, such as chimera heard nor saw.

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Also Reference: White House / GW Bush Archives – Fact Sheet: The Strategic Framework Agreement and the Security Agreement with Iraq LINK

 

Agreement Between the United States of America and the Republic of Iraq On the Withdrawal of United States Forces from Iraq and the Organization of Their Activities during Their Temporary Presence in Iraq

Preamble

The United States of America and the Republic of Iraq, referred to hereafter as “the Parties´´:

Recognizing the importance of: strengthening their joint security, contributing to world peace and stability, combating terrorism in Iraq, and cooperating in the security and defense spheres, thereby deterring aggression and threats against the sovereignty, security, and territorial integrity of Iraq and against its democratic, federal, and constitutional system;

Affirming that such cooperation is based on full respect for the sovereignty of each of them in accordance with the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter;

Out of a desire to reach a common understanding that strengthens cooperation between them;

Without prejudice to Iraqi sovereignty over its territory, waters, and airspace; and

Pursuant to joint undertakings as two sovereign, independent, and coequal countries;

Have agreed to the following:

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The United States and the government of Iraq have negotiated two historic agreements: a Strategic Framework Agreement (SFA) that covers our overall political, economic, and security relationship with Iraq, and a Security Agreement – otherwise known as the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) – that implements our security relationship.

  • Both agreements protect U.S. interests in the Middle East, help the Iraqi people stand on their own, and reinforce Iraqi sovereignty.
  • The SFA normalizes the U.S.-Iraqi relationship with strong economic, diplomatic, cultural, and security ties – and serves as the foundation for a long-term bilateral relationship based on mutual goals.
  • The Security Agreement guides our security relationship with Iraq and governs the U.S. presence, activities, and eventual withdrawal from Iraq. This agreement ensures vital protections for U.S. troops and provides operational authorities for our forces so we can help sustain the positive security trends as we continue to transition to a supporting role.

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House of Representatives begins its 34 th led by Osama Najafi and the presence of 225 deputies
2011-10-04 11:41:14

BAGHDAD (Iba) … House of Representatives began before noon on the day of 34 of its second legislative term under the chairmanship of President of the Council Najafi and the presence of 225 deputies.

A source in the information department, told the independent press (Iba) The agenda of the meeting 34 for the day to listen to the report of the verification from the failures of electrical power and the first readings of bills to join the Republic of Iraq to the Convention establishing the International Islamic Trade Finance. The report of the Foreign Relations Committee and the Committee on the economy and investment. And ratification by the Republic of Iraq to the Charter of the Organization of Islamic Conference and the report of the Committee of Awqaf and Religious Affairs and the Committee on Foreign Relations and the Legal Committee.

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At a time announced by the Committee on Defense and Security Parliamentary that Iraq will take over all military bases where there are U.S. troops by the end of the year, Deputy President of the Republic Khodair al, and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, James Jeffrey said U.S. forces will withdraw from Iraq as scheduled.

During the meeting bring them yesterday, discussed the Khuzaie and Jeffrey are many matters of common interest, the most important phase of the withdrawal of U.S. forces end this year and one training Iraqi forces, where he stressed the Vice President of the Republic according to a statement received “morning,” a copy of it, that “Iraq has seen a major shift in the course of the rule of dictatorship to the rule of a democratic and pluralistic. This shift over the great difficulties, but with wisdom and patience of the Iraqi people, politicians, philanthropists, he was able to cross the danger, and what is happening now from accidents and crimes of a terrorist is the end all the features of terrorism and sectarianism in the country. ”

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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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BAGHDAD, Aug 3 (KUNA) — Iraqi political blocs gave the green light late Tuesday to the Iraqi government to sign a new agreement with the United States to Keep some of its troops, for military training purposes, beyond their departure date at the end of 2011.

This decision came as an outcome of a meeting held, late Tuesday, by Iraqi lawmakers and the Iraqi government to discuss the US troop’s presence in the country.

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Erbil, August 3 / August (Rn) – The political leaders, heads of blocs in the Iraqi Council of Representatives, held a meeting at the invitation of President Jalal Talabani at the Peace Palace in Baghdad.

It was agreed that the leaders and heads of political blocs during the meeting on a number of important decisions.
At the conclusion of the meeting, said President Jalal Talabani told a news conference that “the meeting was very successful, and we have reached understandings on all issues and the majority of the votes were not there any comments with the exception of observations of representatives of the Sadrist movement on the issue of U.S. troops are trained for members of the Iraqi army.”

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Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Tuesday, expressed the hope that come the leaders of political blocs during the meeting, which will be held today, the final decision on the need for Iraq to keep U.S. troops or not, calling the need for continued cooperation and coordination between the two sides, with said head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Army the U.S. government of his country’s readiness to provide support for Iraq in all fields.

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Chief of Staff, U.S. to visit Iraq on the eve of the meeting of leaders of political blocs

The Chiefs of Staff, U.S., on Monday, to Iraq on the eve of the meeting of Iraqi leaders to take a position on the possibility of application of these forces to extend stay in the country until after the withdrawal date to be the end of 2011 the current. A U.S. official said in a press statement

The aircraft Chief of Staff, U.S. Admiral Michael Mullen, landed at a U.S. military base near the northern city of Mosul, “noting that” the visit Mullen comes after a two-day visit to Afghanistan, and before he left office in October next ” , without offering any details on the nature of the visit and the duration.

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Shabandar: Maliki will submit his report soon and the security position of U.S. forces from the responsibility of the blocs and the parliament

Alsumaria News / Baghdad accused the coalition of state law, led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, on Friday, some of the political blocs to evade the responsibility of the decision to stay or the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, as pointed out near the Prime Minister’s report to describe the security situation in the country, he stressed that the decision withdrawal or extension is the responsibility of the blocks and the Council of Ministers and House of Representatives a report that al-Maliki.

A member of a coalition of state law Izzat Shabandar in an interview for “Alsumaria News”, “There is an attempt by some of the blocks to avoid their responsibility to take the decision to extend or withdraw the U.S. to throw in the courtyard of the Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, “stressing that the latter” will not shirk from giving a precise description of the security situation on the level of internal and external, but the decision to this characterization borne by the political blocs. ”

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Deputy for Basra calls on the Prime Minister for a meeting with the Kuwaiti solarise resolving the outstanding issues
On: Friday 15/7/2011 5:14

Sout Al Basra’s deputy for Basra, said the weakness of the diplomatic representation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iraq, which is almost non-existent makes it imperative for Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s rapid intervention to resolve all outstanding issues with Kuwait during a meeting with his Kuwaiti counterpart in order to reach effective solutions and quick to resolving these issues .

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Management plan for the security file after 2011 and the dissemination of training centers under the supervision of U.S.

Posted 14/07/2011 06:43 AM

BAGHDAD (Wahid Tohme) revealed a high level officer in the Iraqi army management plan for after the withdrawal of the security file U.S. forces.  The plan in its final stages, working on a set number of leaders Hardware and politicians. And determine the whereabouts of the trainers and security advisers with the embassy staff The U.S. up to 10 thousand people only .

Under the agreement, security agreement between Iraq and America on December 14 (December) in 2008 is committed to the recent withdrawal of its troops from the country .

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White House Transcript

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
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For Immediate Release                                                 July 22, 2009
REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA
AND PRIME MINISTER NOURI AL MALIKI OF IRAQ
IN JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY

VIDEO LINK

Rose Garden

3:21 P.M. EDT

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good afternoon, everybody. I am very pleased to welcome Prime Minister al Maliki back to Washington. We’ve just concluded a very productive discussion about a wide range of issues.

We meet at an important moment. Substantial progress has been made since Prime Minister Maliki’s first visit to Washington in 2006, and since the Prime Minister and I had a chance to sit down together in Baghdad. Violence continues to be down, and Iraqis are taking responsibility for their future. This progress has been made possible by the resilience of the Iraqi people and security forces, and also because of the extraordinary service of American troops and civilians in Iraq.

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Erbil, July 11 (Rn) – The spokesman for the Liberal bloc, one of the components of the Sadrist movement, his belief that the upcoming visit of U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden to Iraq to placate the Iraqi government and pressure in order to extend the stay of U.S. forces in the country.

He said Salah al-Obeidi told the Kurdish news agency (Rn) announced today that “Washington is seeking a variety of ways to put pressure on officials of Baghdad in order to further extend the U.S. presence in Iraq after the expiration of the survival of its troops by the end of the year 2011,” noting that “it is contrary to the security agreement between Baghdad and Washington “.

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BAGHDAD  – sign National Alliance MP for the coalition of state law, Abbas al-Bayati said the resolution is a file security ministries during the next week, noting that the meeting Talabani in which the latter agreed to vote on the names that were introduced in the House of Representatives. ”

Al-Bayati said in a statement singled out by the news agency public opinion (and babysit) on Sunday: “It’s no real desire now to all the blocks out of the current crisis because the continued conflict does not serve the political process.”

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Agreed by political leaders to form a committee comprising representatives of the main blocs to resolve differences and create proposals for implementation of the agreements before the third meeting them during the next two weeks.

He said a presidential statement received “morning,” a copy of it, that “During the meeting,” an extensive discussion of the general situation in the country and the relations between political forces in parliament and in government and ways to avoid crises and down to the work of the joint national aware of the sensitivity of the current circumstances and responds to the needs and requirements of the interests of public and promote the building of state institutions, the National Democratic accommodating for all.

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House of Representatives will reconvene on Sunday and leaves percent on security and the ministers behind his back

House resumes its sessions on Sunday after the holiday the second legislative term, which lasted for a month.  The session will be Sunday, the first of the second legislative year, as the House of Representatives held 65 meetings during the first legislative year.

He expressed his deputies surprise in the statements told [Wayne] from the non-inclusion of presidency of the parliament in its first three controversial subjects that are carried forward from the legislative term of the past and of the ministers of security or to host Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to query him about the readiness of security forces by the U.S. withdrawal, or discuss the differences on the repudiation the Convention on the Erbil or percent on time-out or reduce the salaries of presidencies and special grades and other outstanding issues.

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Committee announced the parliamentary defense and security, on Wednesday that next week the House will read the second reading of a bill of service and retirement of the internal security forces.

A member of the security and defense committee of quitting in an interview (twilight), said that “the Committee in preparation for the second reading of a bill of service and retirement for the internal security forces, reinstated by the Council of Ministers to the Commission after it was added some comments on it,” adding that “next week will read Council Parliament second reading of the bill to a vote. ”

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