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On April 7, 2020, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a "strategic dialogue" between the United States and Iraq to discuss the future of the relationship between the two countries. The dialogue, which will be a series of meetings between senior American and Iraqi officials, aims to put all aspects of the US-Iraqi relationship at the dialogue table.



In order to understand what the strategic dialogue might yield, it is necessary to understand what are the interests of both the United States and Iraq - as well as Iran and other interested parties - as Iraq and the United States look to restructure their relationship.



It is also necessary for the United States to move beyond its previous focus on ISIS, and the challenge posed by Iran today, which has characterized the US-Iraqi relationship over the past few years. The two sides should also take advantage of the opportunity for serious dialogue and consider instead how the United States and Iraq can map out a sustainable strategic relationship - one that serves their strategic interests and helps to bring peace and stability to the region.



American interests in Iraq




Before dealing with what the United States may ask of Iraq in the strategic dialogue, it is important to discuss the reason why Iraq is important to America, as some believe that the United States should simply reduce its losses in Iraq and withdraw from it. The answer to this proposal is simple: Iraq has great strategic importance for the United States in order to ensure stability in the Gulf, supply the global economy with oil, and reduce the risk of an outright war with Iran.



A US withdrawal from Iraq would enable the hard-line Iranian regime, regional terrorism and extremism, to do great harm to US national security. And just as the 2011 US withdrawal from Iraq proved to be a costly, indeed fatal, mistake, the United States' withdrawal of its forces in the future and its support for the Iraqi government - and in particular the support of the Iraqi security forces - would have major repercussions for US interests in the Middle East.



American strategic interests in Iraq can be divided into four main categories: the threats posed by Iran; Threatening ISIS or another similar group; A divided Iraq and its repercussions on the region; And competition between the superpowers. Hence, the United States must continue to focus on these four interests, or Iraq will become a major concern for them in the future.



An American withdrawal from Iraq would enable the hardline Iranian regime, regional terrorism and extremism

Iraq is considered essential to the US strategy of containing the expansion and influence of the current Iranian regime. No country in the Gulf region is currently more important than Iraq to the United States in its endeavor to contain the plans of the Supreme Leader, militant revolutionaries, and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard. 



If the United States is able to help Iraqi leaders build a stable and strong Iraq, this will be an important addition to deter Iranian ambitions and the military pressure exerted by the Islamic Republic in the Gulf region.



Iraq is currently facing a period of dysfunction in governance, deep internal divisions and serious economic problems. However, it possesses enormous oil resources in addition to an educated and large segment of the population. And if Iran manages to use Iraq’s problems to control it, that will dramatically increase its power. 



But any Iranian endeavor aimed at dividing Iraqi politics or domination completely will face significant opposition from many Shi'a, Sunni, and Kurdish Iraqi Arabs. It will also fuel sectarian, ethnic and regional tension and is highly likely to lead to another civil war in Iraq.



A similar civil conflict would lead to serious problems in the region and encourage terrorism and extremism. The presence of an unstable Iraq will also strengthen Sunni and Shiite extremism in Iraq and the rest of the region as a whole, and help the return of ISIS and extend beyond the Iraqi borders. 



Moreover, Sunni Arabs may consider ISIS the lesser of two evils if they clash with a largely Shi’ite sectarian government that Iran pressures to exclude them and deny them any political voice in Iraq. This is what happened after the US withdrawal in 2011 and there are not many reasons to believe that this trend will not be repeated. It is a scenario that is difficult for the United States to ignore and will require a US military commitment to contain it.



The United States should indeed refocus its concerns on ISIS in the short term as well, since issuing a political statement stating that the organization was destroyed after losing its strongholds is tantamount to ignoring facts on the ground. The organization is still present and active in Iraq, and it is in fact participating in an active gang campaign in the predominantly Sunni areas of Iraq, a campaign that has intensified in recent times . ISIS is now much stronger than Al Qaeda in Iraq when US forces left in 2011.



And the Iraqi army remains relatively weak after receiving a triple blow to its capabilities when politics in Iraq in the United States prompted the withdrawal in 2011, and Nouri al-Maliki stripped Iraqi forces of competent officers and replaced them with political followers who responded to him. This facilitated mass desertions of soldiers and the destruction of units in the war against ISIS.



The training and support provided by the United States to the Iraqi army is now essential to keep the Iraqi security forces on the path to renewal. It is still weaker than the “Popular Mobilization Forces” as many Shiite units line up with Iran, and allowing Shiite militias to dominate the Iraqi security sector will help ISIS to regain its strength and will not help defeat it.



If Washington were able to help Iraqi leaders build a stable and strong Iraq, this would be an important addition to deter Iranian ambitions and the military pressure exerted by the Islamic Republic in the Gulf region

Finally, the United States has a strategic interest in Iraq in order to counter Russia and China’s efforts to extend their economic and political influence in the country. Mainly, the Russian and Chinese governments are making strenuous efforts to strengthen their influence in Iraq at the expense of the United States. And American financial investments in Iraq could fail if Chinese or Russian companies replace the US. 



Likewise, a picture that the United States will abandon Iraq on behalf of the Russians and the Chinese will have repercussions beyond the Iraqi border. This would be a sign to other countries in the region that the United States is a reliable friend.



The bottom line with regard to US interests in Iraq is that America has a great and compelling interest in having a stable, prosperous, and politically balanced Iraq, especially in view of the downsides of the alternative. And if the United States withdraws from Iraq before achieving these goals, it will be forced to deal with an Iraqi disaster that may cost the United States much more than it needs to be.



At the same time, staying in Iraq requires major changes to politics, governance and development in Iraq. It cannot be said that the problems of Iraq started with the US invasion in 2003. Some of them date back to the history of the establishment of the state and others to its development since the fall of the monarchy, and many of them are the products of Saddam Hussein's actions. Also, today's problems are mostly the product of Iraq's current leaders. Only the United States can help Iraq help itself.



Iranian interests in Iraq




Iran is the primary external player in American calculations about Iraq, which makes it very important for Iran to ensure that Iraq does not once again pose a security threat to its eastern neighbor. 



It is worth noting that Iran seeks to use Iraq to strengthen Tehran's strategic authority in the region and to preserve and develop Iraq as a market for Iranian goods and services. And the current security elite in Iran, whether reformists, militants or others, will not abandon Iraq as long as it is weak and divided. Iran's rulers realize that they do not have the luxury of thinking about it, even as an option.



After a years-long war in the 1980s against Saddam Hussein, Iran decided that the best way to neutralize the grave threat to its national security of Iran's current regime was to hold its "leaders" in Baghdad. 



Iran's leaders assume that outside powers, especially the United States, will seek to weaken pro-Iranian Shiite blocs in Iraq. Likewise, there are many Iraqis, especially the Sunni Arabs, the Kurds, and even the nationalist Shiite Arabs, who do not want to see pro-Iranian parties dominate Iraqi politics.



The worst possible outcome for both Iraq and the region is a strategic dialogue between the United States and Iraq that fails to establish a stable relationship between the two countries

And controlling Iraq serves a broader regional purpose, which is to establish a land bridge between Iran and Lebanon, and Iraq is an essential part of that strategy, in light of its effective control by "Hezbollah". 



Consequently, control of Iraq is a way to expand Iran's influence in the Middle East, while working to secure its positions against potential regional competitors.



Finally, Iraq is essential for Iran, as it is an important market for Iranian goods and services . This is the case now more than ever, as Iran is reeling under the weight of sanctions imposed on its economy. Iraq is a market for Iranian unlicensed goods, in other words, for Iranian goods that do not find other markets. 



Pro-Iranian Shiite politicians have made this possible for the Islamic Republic, despite the negative repercussions for Iraq’s producers and consumers. Iranian imports to the Iraqi market have resulted in unemployment and inflation in Iraq and have profoundly angered the Iraqi street.



Iraqi interests in the country's future




The most difficult issue in organizing a meaningful strategic dialogue between the United States and Iraq and establishing a lasting strategic relationship between them is what Iraqis want for their country. Iraq is now a country largely divided and experiencing instability in politics, governance and the economy. And not to mention the clear divisions in Iraq between Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds, these same people live internal divisions. The Iraqi political institutions that were established in the wake of the US invasion in 2003 contributed to the exacerbation of these divisions, and they are considered a major factor in the political paralysis in Iraq.



It is worth noting that two major and comprehensive issues in Iraqi politics dominate all other issues: the balance between the United States and Iran regarding foreign policy and the local level, and how to create a stable and sustainable system of government that brings prosperity to Iraq and strengthens the legitimacy of the government and comes to power with Iraqi politicians serving the people Which is the source of their political strength. These two issues now greatly limit Iraq’s ability to emerge from its current political crisis and have the ability to destroy the country and prevent it from being an effective state in its affairs.



The balance between the United States and Iran is a thorny problem for Iraqi politics because the political camps in Iraq depend on the patronage of both countries or on the balance function that they perform. Some prominent Iraqi Shiite parties consider Iran a political role model and a source of funds and expertise that help it gain political advantage in Iraq, while other Iraqi Shiite nationalists either seek to balance Iran and the United States or to push both powers out of Iraqi politics. 



On the other hand, Sunni Arabs and Iraqi Kurds are waiting for the United States to balance Iran's authority in Iraq, and they fear that in the absence of the American presence, the pro-Iranian sectarian parties will seek to do what they did in 2011, i.e. marginalizing the Iraqi Sunnis and Kurds.



Currently, Iraq adopts a policy-making system that provides representative bodies with representatives from different Iraqi communities and gives each factional leader a specific political authority that these leaders often use to serve their own interests. This system has led to the establishment of a clientelistic political system in which the political parties are more concerned with dividing the spoils of power than by moving the path of affairs in the country to find solutions to important political issues.



Iraq urgently needs the United States and Iran not to exacerbate these aspects of its current crises. This country needs a solid foundation in order to move forward and create a future for itself and the region that does not involve permanent conflicts and competition between sects.



What the American-Iraqi strategic dialogue may carry




Regardless of all the major considerations discussed above, the timing of the call for strategic dialogue - which came after a series of attacks on US forces in Iraq by Shiite militias allied to Iran - highlights that the immediate reason for such inter-governmental talks is to ensure safety American forces in Iraq. 



Given that the Trump administration's patience with the situation in Iraq, specifically about Iran's influence and authority in the country, has begun to be implemented, it is highly likely that these meetings will be used as an opportunity to raise an important set of questions and requests to the Baghdad government.



The US requests / questions that the United States will ask the Iraqi government may include:



:diamonds: Request that the Iraqi government guarantee the safety of the American forces, the American embassy in Iraq, American civilians, and American companies operating in Iraq.



:diamonds: When and how will Baghdad commit to controlling the power of Shiite militias allied to Iran and putting them physically under the authority of the central government?



:diamonds: What reliable steps will Iraq take to restore its energy independence from Iran?
Iraq is central to the United States' strategy of containing the expansion and influence of the current Iranian regime

:diamonds: What reliable steps will the Iraqi government take to reduce the sectarian nature of Iraqi politics, especially the dominance of pro-Iranian Shiite political forces in the country?



:diamonds: What steps will the Iraqi government take to reduce endemic corruption and provide basic services to the people?



:diamonds: What level does Iraq want in terms of US forces, civilian and military assistance, and what will it do to demonstrate its ability to unite, govern and organize to use that aid effectively?



While knowing the questions or requests that the American side might ask the Iraqis is a separate issue, looking at what the United States might offer - or threaten to do - based on the answers or actions it will get in response to those questions / demands is another issue. 



If Iraq is not ready to give the United States an appropriate response and define an appropriate strategic relationship with it, it is likely that the tendency to reward the balance of reward and punishment toward punishment or the withdrawal of the United States will end up. Given the high cost of the "Covid-19" pandemic on the American economy, Iraq should not expect American aid to be as generous as it was in the past.



The worst possible outcome for both Iraq and the region is a strategic dialogue between the United States and Iraq that fails to establish a stable relationship between the two countries. A similar result could lead to the withdrawal of American armies from Iraq, the cessation of all American aid, or even the imposition of US sanctions on Iraq.



However, the Iraqi economy suffers from decades of chronic mismanagement and a historical decline in oil prices and the "Covid 19" epidemic. And an American decision to cut aid entirely or impose US sanctions on Iraq can push the Iraqi state into extreme poverty and inability to provide the lowest basic jobs.



Moreover, the inability to reach a practical strategic relationship may result in a set of negative repercussions on the United States, which may enhance Iranian influence. Moreover, Iran's increasing Iranian resources and workforce to pressure its influence in Iraq may be seen as unnecessary if the United States leaves Iraq. Iran may not feel obligated to direct those resources towards Iraq, which would lead to more Iranian resources remaining at home to support the regime or transfer it to other pro-Iranian allies in the region.



The importance of realistic expectations




While the above detailed results of a failed strategic dialogue seem to be the worst scenarios, they are plausible outcomes unless the US government and the political forces in Iraq have no realistic expectations from each other.



In this context, the Iraqi political elites must realize that the current situation in the country will not last in the long run. At a minimum, these elites must be able to make a promise to ensure the safety of US military forces and American citizens in Iraq. 



Likewise, these elites must prepare a political model that is not based primarily on sectarian identities in a contest that is neither overpowered nor defeated. There is no doubt that it is easier said than done, but it is clear that Iraq is heading towards economic and political failure if its political model does not change to become a model that prioritizes Iraqi identity and interests over subnational agendas.



The United States cannot expect Iraq to have to make a clear decision and choose between Iran and America

At the same time, the US government must set realistic expectations of what the Iraqis can actually provide. It is logical and correct to expect the Iraqi government to protect the American forces and citizens present in the country. It is also reasonable to expect that the United States' assistance to Iraq in the fight against corruption will not evaporate. But putting Iraq on the path to forming an effective and clean government takes time to accomplish, as its leadership works to push the country toward an effective government.



In this context, the United States can play an important role in nurturing an effective government in Iraq by maintaining its current course of combating corruption and helping to develop infrastructure, police work and other endeavors that build the future of Iraq. Training and educating the next generation of politicians, security forces, and bureaucrats in Iraq is an essential American task.



More importantly, the United States cannot expect Iraq to have to make a clear decision and choose between Iran and America. A democratic Iraq cannot choose one side or the other without this option significantly destabilizing it. Given Iraq's demographic and geographic characteristics, it is unrealistic to ask him to get rid of Iranian influence. The US government should accept an Iraq that has good relations with both the United States and Iran.



Despite the challenges, it must be noted that Iraq and the United States have a workable framework within which they can conduct a strategic dialogue through which they are based on existing agreements between the two parties. The "Status of Forces Agreement" and the "Strategic Framework Agreement" between the United States and Iraq, signed in December 2008 and implemented in January 2009, cover nearly all areas of potential cooperation between the two countries and address many of these issues. 



These two agreements constitute a good starting point for the resumption of dialogue between them regarding expectations and mutual obligations. Iraq needs a United States committed to its security, and the United States needs an Iraq that it considers both a partner and a friend. In any case, the strategic dialogue is considered the ideal starting point, and the two sides have every good reason to map out a new relationship that can lead to a permanent strategic partnership.
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An American-Iraqi strategic dialogue: a matter of interests and expectations Empty Trump's advisor reveals to "information" the pivots of the June meeting and confirms that Al-Kazemi will not allow the Americans to leave

Post by claud39 on Sat May 16, 2020 1:14 pm

Trump's advisor reveals to "information" the pivots of the June meeting and confirms that Al-Kazemi will not allow the Americans to leave


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The adviser to the American President in the Middle East, Gabriel Soma, revealed on Saturday the axes of the meeting that will be held between the Iraqi government and the United States of America next June to discuss the strategic agreement between the two countries, while stressing that the new Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi will keep the American forces in Iraq and will not allow their departure.

“There are two agreements between the Iraqi government and the first United States of America, which is the strategic agreement and relates to bilateral relations between Baghdad and Washington in terms of political, diplomatic, commercial, financial, energy and judicial issues, as well as services, science, culture and the environment. Either other agreement is the strategic framework agreement,” Suma said. And that relates to security between the two countries, "pointing out that" the strategic framework agreement determines the nature of the American presence in the region and the withdrawal from Iraq . "

He added that "the security agreement known as the Strategic Framework Agreement expired since December 31, 2011 after the withdrawal of US forces from Iraq, but the Iraqi government reactivated the agreement in 2014", noting that "the negotiations that will take place in June between Iraq and America relate to the agreement to keep these agreements in effect." .

Will the strategic agreement with America be canceled?

With regard to the cancellation of the strategic agreement with America, Soma commented, "The cancellation of the agreement with America is unlikely."

He continued, "There is an intention by the Iraqi government to keep the agreements with Washington in effect."

Regarding Al-Kazemi’s relationship with the United States .. Will he ask for the withdrawal of American forces? Soma stated that “the new Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi will keep the American forces in Iraq and will not allow them to leave because of the terrorist threat of ISIS ,” explaining that “ ISIS is still strong in Iraq and threatening its security.”

And he added that "the danger of ISIS will push Al-Kazemi to the continued survival of American forces in Iraq and will not demand their withdrawal."

He continued, "The United States decided to grant Iraq three-month exemptions from the sanctions imposed on Iran to import gas used to run electric energy as part of America's support for the Al-Kazemi government," explaining that "the US administration will support Al-Kazemi by holding early elections."

He pointed out that "Al-Kazemi has the support and support of the American administration, and he must confine arms to the state and separate the armed forces from the Iraqi army and security forces."

The Cabinet had decided, last Saturday, in the first session, to form a crisis cell of specialists in foreign affairs and international relations to conduct discussions with the American side on reviewing the strategic agreement between the two countries.

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An American-Iraqi strategic dialogue: a matter of interests and expectations Empty Deputy: America will extend the stay of its forces in Iraq, and Al-Kazimi will agree

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Deputy: America will extend the stay of its forces in Iraq, and Al-Kazimi will agree




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Independent MP Basem Khashan confirmed on Saturday that the United States is not serious about withdrawing from Iraq in compliance with the House of Representatives decision to remove them from the country voted on during the government of former Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi , while indicating that Al-Kazemi would agree to the survival of American forces.

Khashan said in a statement to "Information", that "the cabinet decision to form a team to review the strategic agreement with the United States of America is a show and not serious in removing American forces." Noting that "Al-Kazemi spoke about the schedule of the exit of American forces and not commitment to the decision of the House of Representatives to remove them." Immediately, this position is regressive and weak. ”

He added that "America is not serious about withdrawing from Iraq in compliance with the decision of the House of Representatives to remove them from the country voted on during the government of former Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi and its discussions that will take place in next June formally and will not achieve anything." The American withdrawal will agree to extend the stay of the American combat forces in Iraq . ”

The adviser to the American President in the Middle East, Gabriel Soma, revealed to the agency / Information, today, Saturday, the axes of the meeting that will be held between the Iraqi government and the United States of America next June to discuss the strategic agreement between the two countries, while stressing that the new Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi will keep the forces American in Iraq and will not be allowed to leave.

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An American-Iraqi strategic dialogue: a matter of interests and expectations Empty Five files to be presented by Baghdad during its dialogue with Washington

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Member of the Foreign Relations Committee in Parliament, Ala Talabani, confirmed that five files will be raised from Baghdad during its dialogue with Washington, stating that any agreement with the United States of America must maintain the balance of relations between Washington and Tehran in a way that serves the Iraqi interest.


Talabani said in a press statement followed by Alsumaria News, that Iraq will present five files during his dialogue with Washington in the middle of next June, indicating that "these files are the military and security coordination, the future of the American presence in Iraq, the arming and training of the Iraqi army, and the economic side, as well as Cultural issues, explaining that the understandings between the two countries will be military, economic and cultural. "





 
She added, "The idea of ​​a strategic dialogue between Baghdad and Washington is not new, but dates back to the period before the popular movement began in October 2019, which saw visits by high-level American officials to Iraq and their meeting with Iraqi officials, and presented them with the idea of ​​holding joint meetings and writing a new agreement based on mutual cooperation. In several areas, in order to organize the post-salvation phase of terrorism. "
 
Talabani added, "However, some political circumstances, regional tensions and possibly differences caused the postponement of the issue that was raised again before the formation of the current government, when the American ambassador in Baghdad delivered an official message from the US administration requesting the start of negotiations."

 
She drew a member of the Parliament's Foreign Relations Committee that "there are controversial points that may accompany the dialogues, especially with regard to the previous decision of Parliament to remove all foreign forces from the country, stressing the difficulty of agreeing on some issues."
 
She indicated that "the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs is not able to negotiate with the Americans alone without cooperating with the relevant authorities, because the ministry is in charge of implementing the policy that is drawn in the Council of Ministers," explaining that "the current Iraqi policy does not bias to a state against another, but seeks to maintain balance with everybody".
 
And she added that "any agreement with the United States of America must preserve the balance of relations between Washington and Tehran in a way that serves the Iraqi interest," stressing the need not to deal with this file with affection.




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An American-Iraqi strategic dialogue: a matter of interests and expectations Empty Washington on the line of the economic crisis in Iraq .. And Al-Kazemi's team is on a date with the test!

Post by claud39 on Sun May 24, 2020 1:25 pm

Washington on the line of the economic crisis in Iraq .. And Al-Kazemi's team is on a date with the test!



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Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper said that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo paved the way for the upcoming strategic dialogue between Washington and Baghdad, through a phone call, which the newspaper considered to be meaningful as he held it with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi.
  
The newspaper pointed out in a report, which was viewed by "people" (May 24, 2020), that the dialogue between Baghdad and Washington should be transformed from a political-security dialogue to an economic-investment dialogue, and “here it will test the ability of Al-Kazemi and his government team and the intentions of the Iraqi political forces ruling In the political process. " 
 
  
The following is the text of the report:
  
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo paved the way for the upcoming strategic dialogue between Washington and Baghdad, with a meaningful phone call he made with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazemi. 
 
Pompeo, according to the statement issued by the US State Department, discussed with Al-Kazemi «the economic crisis in Iraq, and the next strategic dialogue between the United States and Iraq».
  
The statement added that «the minister urged Prime Minister Al-Kazemi to follow the real reforms while working with international institutions, to provide financial assistance to Iraq».
  
If the State Department statement focused on the economic crisis, as a first priority that the Iraqi government should address, including the trend towards international institutions to provide assistance to Iraq, the statement issued by the Information Office of the Prime Minister of Iraq did not go away on the essence of Iraqi-American priorities, including In that upcoming dialogue between the two countries, described by both of them as strategic dialogue. 
 
According to what political observers see in Baghdad, the prospective dialogue is linked from the viewpoint of the parties close to Iran, particularly the armed factions, to the American military presence, which must end with the departure of the American soldiers from the bases in which they are located, starting from "Ain al-Assad" in western Iraq. , To a "silk" base in Kurdistan in northern Iraq.  

The Iraqi government, which finds itself between several pathways and anvils, has not yet disclosed the nature of this dialogue, and what it might include.
  
For its part, the political parties that make up the Iraqi parliament are divided among themselves, who reject the survival of the Americans, who are the majority of the Shiite forces, and support for their survival, namely the Sunnis and the Kurds.
  
In this context, American support for al-Kazemi comes as a reliable and worthy prime minister. In return, Iran is still declaring its support for Al-Kazemi without reservation of any step I take, knowing that Al-Kazemi’s priorities now are how to pay the salaries of employees that amount to more than two billion dollars per month. In this context, there is an equation that seems very imbalanced, and that is a complete openness to Saudi Arabia by Al-Kazemi, with the beginning of a strategic dialogue with the Americans in light of the ambiguous relations between the Iranians and the Americans.  

Member of the Committee on Foreign Relations in the Iraqi parliament, Dr. Dhafer Al-Ani, trying in his speech to "Al-Sharq Al-Awsat" to try to solve the mystery of this equation, saying that "Al-Kazemi's government was born amid the complexities of the Iraqi scene economically, security and health; Indeed, even internationally, according to Iraq, according to its current capabilities, Iraq is unable to face these conditions without external assistance.  

Al-Ani added: "The government, which is based on an initial positive external impression on it, is trying to invest this in overcoming its plight through a wide openness to countries that are characterized by assistance, in order to consolidate the pillars of the new government and push it towards rational rational decisions." 
 
Al-Ani explained that “the Arab Gulf states, especially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Emirates and Kuwait, have ties of Arabism and neighborliness with them, and have previously helped Iraq in previous years, and they are at the forefront of countries that will initiate Iraq to seek aid to support its stability, driven by a certain awareness that the stability of Iraq is stability For the entire region, and that strengthening the new government is an important factor for restoring Iraq’s independence and sovereignty. ”  

With regard to Iran, Al-Ani says that "Iran continues to interfere in Iraq to steal its sovereign decision, through direct sabotage action economically, security and culturally, and indirectly through the armed factions loyal to it in Iraq." Regionally and internationally, it is continuous and wide, to send enough assurances that it is determined to take serious steps towards consolidating the independence and unity of Iraq.
  
As for the professor of national security, Dr. Hussein Allawi, he sees in his talk to "Al-Sharq Al-Awsat" about the strategic dialogue between Baghdad and Washington, that "both countries are ready for dialogue in an open manner without reservations or red lines; As it is time for Iraq to make the right choices without Iranian pressure or local investment by armed factions.  

Allawi adds that «the position of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi represents today the forces of national moderation, the government apparatus, and society, in terms of dialogue with the Americans.  

Allawi explained that «the fate of the American forces will remain in the light of the advisory and coordination work, training, information exchange, and maintenance of American equipment in the ranks of the armed forces, through American companies, and this was determined in the light of the strategic relocation plan in the Iraqi military bases, at (Ein Al-Assad base) And the (Harir) base, and if the Iraqi government requests further than that, the American response will be through the International Alliance and NATO. 
 
Allawi pointed out that «the dialogue must be transferred from a political-security dialogue to an economic-investment dialogue, and here it will test the ability of Al-Kazemi and his government team and the intentions of the Iraqi political forces ruling in the political process», explaining that «the back rooms of the Iranian-American negotiations are capable of dismantling The complex of the American-Iranian conflict, but Al-Kazemi wants to launch relations towards a comprehensive and parallel path, in order to preserve Iraqi national interests, since Al-Kazemi is closer to the protest forces that reject Iranian influence over the Iraqi political-economic decision, but want a normal relationship without interference, which is what He made the Iranians realize this through decision-making systems that showed a clear retreat, which makes them focus on interests, markets and trade between Iran and Iraq, with the parallel line of aid continuing to their friendly parties in Iraq.  

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An American-Iraqi strategic dialogue: a matter of interests and expectations Empty Security Committee: Al-Kazemi's government did not nominate a 'leader' for negotiations with Washington

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The Parliamentary Security and Defense Committee confirmed on Friday that the strategic dialogue with Washington will begin in the middle of next month. 

 

Member of the committee, Deputy Kati al-Rikabi, told the official agency, and its follower, "Nass" (May 29, 2020), "It was agreed that the strategic dialogue between Baghdad and Washington will be in the middle of next month, but the government did not give any news, especially since it did not nominate a foreign minister to lead These negotiations with the American side, "calling on" the government to expedite the completion of the ministerial cabinet in order to prepare for these negotiations. "

  

Al-Rikabi indicated that "the Iraqi-American negotiations came according to a request from the American side to the previous government," noting that "negotiations between the two sides will not start from scratch because of the existence of the strategic framework agreement between the two governments and they are continuing until now."

  

He added that "the Iraqi-American negotiations started since the year 2008 and two agreements emerged from them: the first is the Strategic Framework Agreement and the second is the removal of American forces."  





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An American-Iraqi strategic dialogue: a matter of interests and expectations Empty Report: Al-Kazemi prepares for upcoming negotiations with Washington to enter a 'new challenge'

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A press report said on Friday that Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi is "taking on a new challenge" in preparation for the upcoming dialogue with the United States of America next month. 
 
  
Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper reported in a report, which was viewed by "Nass" (May 29, 2020), that the strategic dialogue between Iraq and America on the first of next June will be open without red lines, at a time when the majority of the Shiite forces and all the armed factions refuse to keep the Americans in Iraq.
  
The following is the text of the report:  

  
In a move seen by political observers in Iraq as a challenge by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi to the armed factions that carry weapons outside the framework of the state, and in preparation for the possible strategic dialogue that will start on June 1 next between Baghdad and Washington, Al-Kazimi announced upon his visit, yesterday (Thursday), a leadership Joint operations that "no party can be outside the framework of the state."
  
"The Prime Minister, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mustafa al-Kazemi, visited the headquarters of the Joint Operations Command, and was briefed on the latest developments of the ongoing operations and the ongoing cleansing activities against ISIS operatives," Al-Kazemi’s office said in a statement. 
 
During his meeting with a number of military and security officials, Al-Kazemi indicated that “developing and reforming security institutions is one of the priorities of the ministerial approach that provides for enhancing the performance of the various security services and achieving the required complementarity between them, and working on the principle that all military and security forces serve the people, their aspirations, unity, security, and protection of their capabilities, And that no party or force has the right to be outside the framework of the state, ”stressing“ the continuation of military operations and the securing of borders. ” 
 
Al-Kazemi stressed, according to the statement, "the importance of coordination between our security forces of all kinds. Which will have a positive impact on military and security operations and the pursuit of terrorist cells. ”
  
While he did not know how to implement the arms control process in the hands of the state in light of the spread of various types of weapons among tribes, individuals and armed factions, Al-Kazimi set this goal within the government program of his ministry without specifying a time limit for that, just as he did not specify a time limit for holding the early elections that it demands All political and party forces and mass demonstrations that have erupted since October 2019.
  
Meanwhile, the United States and Iraq are expected to hold a strategic dialogue on how to organize the US military presence in Iraq, as well as a reassessment of the security agreement signed between the two countries since 2008. 
 
 The American military presence raises widespread controversy in Iraq.  

 While the Kurds and Sunnis are demanding that US bases remain in Iraq as a guarantee of balance, most Shiite forces and all armed factions refuse to keep Americans in Iraq. 
 
Meanwhile, former US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel emphasized that Iraq or anyone else should not look to the United States after nearly 20 years to continue its combat missions, noting that "Iraq should not depend on us militarily." "The Iraqi government must be very clear about what it wants from us and what we can do, and I must admit that our allies and partners are very sensitive to this type of situation, but I do not think that our role is only limited to fighting," Chagall said in press statements yesterday (Thursday). (ISIS). ”  

He added, "We can continue to provide training, support, military equipment and intelligence, and we must have a role in Iraq as allies, because we have forces and other allies from all over the world in the country."
  
The professor of national security, Dr. Hussein Allawi, told "Asharq Al-Awsat" about the strategic dialogue between Baghdad and Washington, that "both countries are ready for an open dialogue without reservations or red lines; As it is time for Iraq to make the right choices without Iranian pressure or local investment by armed factions.
  
Allawi added that "the position of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi represents today the forces of national moderation, the government apparatus, and society, in terms of dialogue with the Americans." Allawi explained that «the fate of the American forces will remain in the light of the advisory and coordination work, training, information exchange, and maintenance of American equipment in the ranks of the armed forces, through American companies, and this was determined in light of the strategic repositioning plan in the Iraqi military bases, at (Ein Al-Assad base) And (Harir), and in the event that the Iraqi government requests beyond that, the American response will be through the international coalition and NATO. 
 
Allawi pointed out that «the dialogue must be transferred from a political-security dialogue to an economic-investment dialogue, and here it will test the ability of Al-Kazemi and his government team and the intentions of the Iraqi political forces ruling in the political process», explaining that “the back rooms of the Iranian-American negotiations are sufficient By dismantling the complex of the American-Iranian conflict, however, Al-Kazemi wants to launch relations towards a comprehensive and parallel path, in a way that preserves Iraqi national interests, because Al-Kazemi is closer to the protest forces that reject Iranian influence over the Iraqi political-economic decision, but want a normal relationship without interference. He made the Iranians realize this through decision-making systems that showed a clear retreat, which makes them focus on interests, markets and trade between Iran and Iraq, with the parallel line of aid continuing to their friendly parties in Iraq.  


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An American-Iraqi strategic dialogue: a matter of interests and expectations Empty Newspaper: Factions item tops dialogue with Washington .. Baghdad will avoid 'provoking' Tehran!

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A press report, on Friday, shed light on "the most prominent axes of the strategic dialogue between Iraq and the United States of America, scheduled for mid-June.  



The report, published by the London-based Al-Arab newspaper and followed by “Nass” (May 29, 2020), stated that “the file of the Iraqi armed factions will be a major item in the dialogue.”

   

  

Following is the text of the report: 

  

Senior diplomatic sources revealed that "the status of the Iraqi armed groups related to Iran will be an important item in the upcoming negotiations between Washington and Baghdad."

  

The sources stated to the "Al-Arab" correspondent in Baghdad that the foreign ministries of the two countries have already started exchanging notes on organizing the agenda for the negotiations, noting that the Iraqi negotiating team will take into account the representation of the three main components, Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds. 

 

Iraq plans to conduct negotiations with the United States in the middle of next month in Baghdad to demarcate the relationship between the two countries, after the Shiite forces in parliament voted on the decision to remove US forces from the country in January. 

 

The leader of a pro-Iranian Iraqi militia warned the government against "blood, orphans and widows of martyrs" during negotiations to regulate the relationship with the United States, which will begin next month.

  

Abu Alaa Al-Walai, the leader of the Sayyid al-Shuhada militia militia closely related to Iran, said that formal negotiations between Iraq and the United States will begin soon, calling on the Iraqi negotiator "as he demands the expulsion of the Americans from Iraq" to remember "the blood, orphans and widows of the martyrs", otherwise he will be a traitor.

  

"If he thinks that the Americans have the right to remain in Iraq, even with one soldier, he is a traitor," Al-Walayi said, speaking of the Iraqi negotiator and his successor, Al-Kazemi government.

  

He continued, "We will monitor this closely. If negotiations result in their departure and punishment for the martyrs' honor, then without them we will be silent, and we are traitors." 

 

Pressure on the United States during the era of the previous government led by Adel Abdul-Mahdi was possible, but under al-Kazemi, it did not seem to be affecting. 

 

Perhaps this explains the fact that the letter from al-Walai’s lack of threatening words and promises that the militias used to use whenever they talked about the Americans, but rather mentions those who remain silent about their traitor’s existence, a sign that the pro-Iranian armed groups are unable to do any imminent action inside Iraq, at least in the foreseeable future. . 

 

Jawad al-Talibawi, an official in the Iranian-backed Asaib Ahl al-Haqq party, had almost agreed to appoint Al-Kazemi as prime minister by "reluctantly accepting bitter options that are like eating dead meat."

  

But Al-Kazemi cannot publicly ask the United States to ignore the Iraqi parliament’s decision regarding the American military presence, even if he is essentially Shiite, and does not take into account the fears of the Sunnis and the Kurds, because that might be used as a cover to launch an Iranian mediation war against his government. 

 

Al-Kazemi’s government cannot tolerate the consequences of this type of war today, given its recent era, the difficult financial conditions that besiege it due to the collapse of the oil markets, as well as the great restrictions imposed by the conditions of the Corona pandemic.

  

Observers say that Iran is aware of the great vulnerability that currently surrounds Al-Kazemi, but what is bad for Tehran is that it is going through similar circumstances, in addition to the US sanctions that have deepened the economic crisis.

  

The political observers do not expect in the foreseeable future a great Iraqi rush towards the United States and its allies, nor an Iranian recklessness that could lead to a clash with the American military presence in Iraq. 

 

Observers believe that Iraq’s chances of strengthening its economic, political and military relations with the United States will be very great during these negotiations, for many reasons, most notably the presence of Al-Kazemi at the head of the Iraqi government, and the participation of representatives of the Sunnis and Kurds can strike a balance against any hardening of the Shiite position. 

 

But strengthening ties between Baghdad and Washington will not be accompanied by a media hype, to avoid provoking Iran and its allies at this stage, at least. 

 

The National Security Adviser, Faleh al-Fayyad, who is close to Iran and who heads the PMF, acknowledged that Baghdad was optimistic that the expected negotiations could lead to the strengthening of relations with Washington, noting that the United States had recently begun to consider more respect for the Iraqi parliament’s decision to remove US forces from Iraq .

  

Al-Fayadh's approach, and many Shiite political leaders close to Iran, such as the leader of the Badr Hadi al-Amiri organization and the leader of the coalition of state law Nuri al-Maliki, are based on the idea that the US military presence in Iraq is not a condition for strengthening ties between Washington and Baghdad. 

 

These leaders believe that losing the relationship with the United States is a great risk, but Iran's anger by keeping American forces in Iraq is a greater risk. 

 

"Sometimes you have to take a step back, monitor and plan based on the facts on the ground," Reuters quoted a senior Iranian official, who asked not to be named, as saying. 

 

"We want the Americans to leave the region. If there is chaos in Iraq ... the Americans will use it as an excuse to extend their stay. "  



A Western official said Tehran appeared to want to reduce military tension with the United States "for the time being". But its expansionist tendency in the region, where it has allies in Lebanon, Syria and Yemen, does not indicate a comprehensive easing of tension.  





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An American-Iraqi strategic dialogue: a matter of interests and expectations Empty Washington: The Iraqi government must be very clear about what it wants from us

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in a move seen by political observers in Iraq as a challenge by the Prime Minister, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces in Iraq, Mustafa al-Kazimi, to the armed factions, and a prelude to a possible strategic dialogue that will start on June 1 next between Baghdad and Washington, Al-Kazemi announced to His visit, yesterday (Thursday), to the Joint Operations Command that "no party can be outside the framework of the state."


"The Prime Minister and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Mustafa al-Kazemi, visited the headquarters of the Joint Operations Command, and was briefed on the latest developments in the ongoing operations and the ongoing cleansing activities against ISIS operatives," Al-Kazemi’s office said in a statement.


During his meeting with a number of military and security officials, Al-Kazemi indicated that “developing and reforming security institutions is one of the priorities of the ministerial approach that provides for enhancing the performance of the various security services and achieving the required complementarity between them, and working on the principle that all military and security forces serve the people, their aspirations, unity, security, and protection of their capabilities, And that no party or force has the right to be outside the framework of the state, "affirming" the continuation of military operations and the securing of borders. "


Al-Kazimi stressed, according to the statement, "the importance of coordination between our security forces of all kinds, which will reflect positively on military and security operations and the pursuit of terrorist cells."


While he did not know how to implement the arms control process in the hands of the state in light of the spread of various types of weapons among tribes, individuals and armed factions, Al-Kazimi set this goal within the government program of his ministry without specifying a time limit for that, just as he did not specify a time limit for the early elections that he demands All political and partisan forces and mass demonstrations that have erupted since October 2019.


Meanwhile, the United States and Iraq are expected to hold a strategic dialogue on how to organize the US military presence in Iraq, as well as a reassessment of the signed security agreement Between the two countries since 2008. The American military presence raises widespread debate in Iraq. While the Kurds and Sunnis are demanding that US bases remain in Iraq as a guarantee of balance, most Shiite forces and all armed factions refuse to keep Americans in Iraq.


Meanwhile, former US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stressed that Iraq or others should not look to the United States after about 20 years to continue their combat missions, noting that "Iraq should not depend on us militarily."


"The Iraqi government needs to be very clear about what it wants from us and what we can do, and I have to admit that our allies and partners are very sensitive to this kind of situation, but I do not think our role is only limited to fighting," Chagall said in press statements yesterday (Thursday). (ISIS). ”


He added: "We can continue to provide training, support, military equipment and intelligence, and we must have a role in Iraq as allies, because we have forces and other allies from all parts of the world in the country."


Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper quoted National Security Professor Dr. Hussein Allawi on the strategic dialogue between Baghdad and Washington that "both countries are ready for an open dialogue without reservations or red lines, as it is time for Iraq to put its right options."


Allawi added that "the position of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi represents today the forces of national moderation, the government apparatus, and society, in terms of dialogue with the Americans." Allawi explained that "the fate of the American forces will remain in the light of consulting, coordination, training, information exchange, and maintenance of American equipment in the ranks of the armed forces, through American companies, and this was determined in light of the strategic relocation plan in the Iraqi military bases, at (Ein Al-Assad base) And (Harir), and if the Iraqi government asks for more than that, the American response will be through the international coalition and NATO. "


Allawi pointed out that "the dialogue must be transferred from a political-security dialogue to an economic-investment dialogue, and here it will test the ability of Al-Kazemi and his government team and the intentions of the Iraqi political forces ruling in the political process," explaining that "the back rooms of the Iranian-American negotiations are sufficient By dismantling the complex of the American-Iranian conflict, however, Al-Kazemi wants to launch relations toward a comprehensive and parallel track, in a way that preserves Iraqi national interests. ”



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Former Iranian diplomat Amir al-Musawi confirmed the country's interest in Iraq's stability and the restoration of its sovereignty during the upcoming strategic negotiations with America.



"What matters to Iran is the stability of Iraq and the restoration of its sovereignty, " Moussawi said in a statement to the newspaper, "The New Arab", seen by him / information , referring to the issue of the exit of foreign forces from it.



He pointed out that "the naming of the new Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, is the best evidence of Iran's approach . When she saw the existence of a consensus that helped to calm the political situation in Iraq, she stood firmly beside this consensus and supported and supported it, despite everything we heard on this subject."



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An American-Iraqi strategic dialogue: a matter of interests and expectations Empty "Make friends with his enemies." Al-Kazemi leads the helm of Iraq out of battle

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The task of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi lies in balancing two opposing powers, the United States and Iran, and keeping the "steering" of Iraq away from the possibility of turning into a battleground between them, according to the Wall Street Journal .



The American newspaper says in a report published Friday that Washington and Tehran met quietly behind an Iraqi politician who you think will be critical to preventing more chaos in his country.



As prime minister, Al-Kazemi has already offered good initiatives to protesters who have opposed Iranian influence and pro-Tehran groups who consider the demonstrations an "American plot".



Days after taking office, he ordered the raid on a small militia that killed a protester in the southern city of Basra, in a move seen as a sign of his intention to curtail the more powerful factions linked to Iran.



Days later, in a clear step to reassure these Iranian-backed paramilitary groups, he visited their headquarters and praised their role in the war against ISIS.



The newspaper quotes Ghaleb Al-Shabandar, an Iraqi political analyst who knows Al-Kazemi since he was a teenager, saying: “He (Al-Kazemi) makes friends, even with his enemies.”



And she continues that Al-Kazemi's supporters hope that he can maintain the fragile balance in order to put Iraq on a better track, after the country emerged from the war against ISIS and is currently struggling with the pressure of low oil prices.



The Wall Street Journal notes that the challenges facing Al-Kazemi are enormous, despite the decline in popular protests that forced his predecessor to resign, but the public anger is greater than ever. 



Meanwhile, ISIS has intensified its attacks against Iraqi security forces, seeking to take advantage of the security challenges arising from the Corona virus and cracks in the partnership between Washington and Baghdad.



The newspaper says that US officials worked closely with Al-Kazemi as head of the intelligence service during the war against ISIS, and his rise represented an opportunity to mend the relations that had faded under former Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi.



US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker was quoted as saying that Al-Kazemi had done a "good job" as chief of intelligence, while welcoming in partnership with him.



The two countries are scheduled to hold a strategic dialogue in June to define the terms of their future relationship, as Washington looks to reduce its commitments without enabling ISIS to reappear again.



It also considers Al-Kazemi a partner who is ready to prevent Iraq from being more drawn into Tehran's bosom.



"There is some hope and optimism that we have a partner who works first and foremost for Iraq," a Western diplomat told the newspaper.



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An American-Iraqi strategic dialogue: a matter of interests and expectations Empty Barzani: Concerned about the escalation of ISIS activity and the attack and kidnapping of Kurdish peasants

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Shafaq News / The President of the Kurdistan Regional Government expressed on Saturday his concern about targeting Kurdish farmers and farmers in the disputed areas between Erbil and Baghdad.

This came during his meeting today with the Special Operations Commander of the Joint Task Force of the International Alliance, Major General Eric T. It is, according to a statement issued by the regional government, and Shafak News received a copy of it.

The statement stated that the latest developments in Iraq and the region were discussed in the meeting, and consultations were exchanged on ways to enhance coordination between the Peshmerga forces and the international coalition forces, and the need to continue joint cooperation between the two sides in order to address the threats of ISIS terrorists was stressed.

The Prime Minister expressed his concern about the escalation of ISIS terrorist activity in the Kurdish areas outside the administration of the Kurdistan Regional Government, especially the attacks and kidnappings that affect Kurdish farmers and farmers in those areas.

For his part, Major General Eric T. Hill indicated that the Kurdistan Region is an important partner of the United States and the international coalition in the region, and he pointed out at the same time that the war on terrorism has not yet ended, so it is necessary to continue and strengthen coordination with Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources in the Kurdistan Regional Government said on Friday that there is a "systematic" burning of crops of Kurdish farmers in the disputed areas between the federal government and the region.



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An American-Iraqi strategic dialogue: a matter of interests and expectations Empty Barzani stresses the importance of the Kurdistan Region's participation in the US-Iraqi strategic dialogue

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President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, stressed on Saturday the need for Iraq to take political steps that make the components of Iraq feel a partnership in their present and future in Iraq, pointing out the importance of “the presence and participation of the Kurdistan region in the US-Iraqi strategic dialogue.”

A statement issued by the Kurdistan Region Presidency stated that "Nigerian Barzani met with Major General Eric Hill, commander of the Special Operations Force for the International Alliance in Iraq and Syria."

Nechirvan Barzani stressed during the meeting "the importance of a mechanism for cooperation and coordination between the Kurdistan region and the Iraqi federal government to confront ISIS terrorists, especially in the disputed areas where the movements and threats of terrorists represent a real threat to the security of Iraq and the Kurdistan region," expressing "the Kurdistan Region's readiness for all kinds of cooperation" With Baghdad. "

The statement continued that during the meeting, "attended by Sheikh Jaafar Mustafa, Vice President of the Kurdistan Region, discussed the latest developments in the outbreak of the Corona virus epidemic and efforts and measures to confront it, as well as its effects on the health and economic sectors and on the programs and military actions of the coalition forces in Iraq and Syria."

He continued that "the American-Iraqi strategic dialogue scheduled to start next month to draw a road map for the current and future relations between Iraq and America, constituted another of the axes of the meeting."

The statement pointed out that "Nechirvan Barzani stressed the importance of attending and participating in the Kurdistan region in that dialogue and in drawing up and preparing that road map."

During the meeting, they also talked about "ISIS terrorist reorganization into their ranks and about the danger of expanding their movements and attacks in Iraq and Syria, which have become a serious threat to the security and stability of the two countries."

He stressed "the importance and necessity of continued international support for Iraq and the Kurdistan region in the war against terrorism, and the need for Iraq to take political steps that make the components of Iraq feel partnership, reassurance and protection in their present and future in Iraq."


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An American-Iraqi strategic dialogue: a matter of interests and expectations Empty Iraq: a movement to choose the foreign minister before the strategic dialogue with Washington

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The Iraqi political forces concerned with the remaining seven vacant ministries in Mustafa Al-Kazemi’s government have intensified their movement in order to complete the nominations for these ministries, especially the Foreign Ministry, which has become necessary because of the imminent launch of the strategic dialogue between Baghdad and Washington, which is scheduled to start in the middle of next month.


A member of Parliament participating in the political bloc's dialogues told Al-Arabi Al-Jadeed that Al-Kazimi wants to complete the vacant ministries as quickly as possible, indicating that the delay is due to deep differences between the political blocs.


Dialogues with Washington will be very difficult

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indicated that the foreign and oil ministries receive the most attention in the dialogues, due to the presence of two urgent requirements, namely the dialogue with Washington, which should be led by a foreign minister, as well as the need for the oil minister to manage the oil export file that requires contacts with OPEC.


The member of Parliament pointed out that there is a desire by most of the parties in the discussion about the necessity of resolving the Foreign Ministry file before an appropriate period before the start of the dialogues with America, so that the new minister has enough time to see the files that will be raised in the dialogues.


The same source pointed out that there is a preliminary approval to grant the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the “Kurdistan Democratic Party” led by Masoud Barzani, without saying: “However, a dispute is taking place regarding the nominated person. An order opposed by other powers, as a matter of refusing to nominate any former minister to obtain a ministry in the Al-Kazemi booth.




During the meeting, the necessity to expedite the completion of the ministerial cabinet by nominating efficient and impartial personalities was stressed, and the government was supported in implementing its program voted by the House of Representatives ...




On the other hand, member of the "Kurdistan Democratic Party", Imad Bajlan, confirmed that Fouad Hussein is still a candidate for the position of foreign minister, pointing out in a press statement to the presence of positive indicators in this regard.


He continued: "Since the KDP waived the Ministry of Finance in order to pass the Al-Kazemi government, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has become its share," noting that the information that spoke about the nomination of new figures for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is still inaccurate.




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Yesterday, Saturday, a member of Parliament’s Foreign Relations Committee, Sherko Mohamed, said that his committee had sent an inquiry to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to clarify on the nature of the delegation that would participate in the strategic dialogue with the United States of America, indicating that the ministry had not responded to this inquiry.


He expected that the vacant ministries in Al-Kazemi’s government would be completed within days, and the new foreign minister would be entrusted with managing the dialogue file with Washington, ruling out the possibility of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi managing the negotiations with the Americans himself.


It is noteworthy that a government decision was issued on the twelfth of this month that Al-Kazemi takes over the acting Foreign Ministry, until a new minister is chosen.


According to Fadel Hassan, professor of international relations at the University of Baghdad, the dialogues with Washington will be very difficult, assuring Al-Araby Al-Jadeed that this requires a specialized foreign minister, who has a long history in diplomatic work.




He pointed out that important files such as the future of the American and foreign presence, armaments, pursuit of the elements of the terrorist "ISIS" organization, threats by armed factions to the Americans present in Iraq, and other sensitive issues could be raised in negotiations between Baghdad and Washington, indicating that this requires a strong foreign minister Pre-authorization and refusal powers are granted in accordance with the interests of Iraq.


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An American-Iraqi strategic dialogue: a matter of interests and expectations Empty After Washington revealed the files of its forthcoming strategic dialogue with Baghdad ... what are the expectations and caveats?

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Washington revealed the most important files of its expected strategic dialogue with Baghdad in the Iraqi capital in the middle of next month, noting that it includes political, economic, cultural, educational and security issues with the aim of overcoming the challenges facing the two countries' relations and activating the provisions of the strategic framework agreement between them.







The  American Ambassador in Baghdad Matthew Toler said that my colleagues throughout the mission in Iraq will discuss in detail in the coming weeks how our strategic framework agreement deals with all aspects of our bilateral political, economic, cultural, educational, and scientific relations, and not only limited to security assistance. Details of how the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provides humanitarian and stability support to millions of Iraqis at risk
On April 7, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a "strategic dialogue" between the United States and Iraq to discuss the future of the relationship between the two countries. 
The dialogue, which will be a series of meetings between senior US and Iraqi officials, aims to put all aspects of the US-Iraqi relationship at the dialogue table.
Commenting on this topic, political analyst and legal expert, Dr. Tariq Harb, said:
Iraq is able to produce the best results from the anticipated strategic dialogue, because Washington fears that Iraq will not implement the demands of the latter to move to the Iranian axis, pointing out that the Prime Minister's team has knowledge of Iraqi interests that can be achieved from the United States.
 Harb said that Iraq is heading to return to the strategic framework agreement signed in 2008 that is still in effect, adding that it is a good agreement and includes multiple rights for Iraq and Washington's obligations towards Baghdad in security, economic, legal, educational and health aspects, and he continued, "The United States has implemented from them only the security side ".
In terms of the economic gains for Iraq from this strategic dialogue with Washington, said Professor of Economics at the University of Baghdad d. Abdul Rahman Al-Mashhadani:
"The Iraqi side did not complete its preparations for such a dialogue. He added that" the American side expressed its readiness to facilitate Iraq obtaining soft loans to fill the deficit in the public budget and facilitate the work of American companies operating in the energy field, in addition to legislation to sign contracts with the Ministry of Electricity, especially for General Electric continued, "that the rest of the areas, whether the agricultural or industrial sector will not receive the attention of the American side." 
For his part, Professor of Political Science at the American University, Dr. Tariq Fahmy, said, "The United States of America has accounts and arrangements related to realigning its priorities in the Gulf region and Iraq, adding that the American statements indicate the launching of a new phase of military and strategic cooperation and an attempt to build political and economic partnerships."
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An American-Iraqi strategic dialogue: a matter of interests and expectations Empty Al-Halbousi and Toller discuss ways to support the Iraqi government in several areas

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Speaker of Parliament Muhammad al-Halbousi and the US ambassador to Baghdad Matthew Toller discussed ways to support the Iraqi government in several areas.


Al-Halbousi's office said in a statement that Alsumaria received a new copy of it, "Today, Thursday, the President of the House of Representatives received Matthew Toller, the American ambassador to Iraq, and discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries, and ways to support the new Iraqi government in the security, economic, cultural and scientific fields, according to mutual interests."






For his part, Toler stressed, according to the statement, his country's readiness to provide support to Iraq in all fields.


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An American-Iraqi strategic dialogue: a matter of interests and expectations Empty Disclosure of the names of the negotiating delegation in the strategic dialogue with Washington

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Security expert Hisham Al-Hashemi revealed on Thursday the names of the negotiating delegation that will represent Iraq in the forthcoming strategic dialogue between Baghdad and Washington.


Al-Hashemi stated via "Twitter" that "the Iraqi negotiating team with the American side on June 10 is without the rank of minister, and it consists of 21 negotiators in the fields of politics, international relations, military, financial, and education."
 





Al-Hashemi pointed out that the team includes "five skilled negotiating names, which are Abdul Karim Hashem, Harith Hassan, Luqman Al-Faili, Farid Yassin, Hamid Khalaf," adding that the dialogue will take place "via closed televised circle."




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An American-Iraqi strategic dialogue: a matter of interests and expectations Empty Washington: Two options for Iraq through strategic dialogue and he should act as a sovereign country

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Assistant Secretary of State for Middle East Affairs David Schenker stressed that Iraq had two options during the upcoming strategic dialogue between Washington and Baghdad, noting the need for Iraqi leaders to act as a sovereign country.




"The strategic dialogue between the United States and Iraq aims to renew the relationship between Washington and Baghdad," Schenker said in an online seminar with the Middle East Institute.




 Schenker added that the dialogue aims to "renew and renew our relationship with Iraq, and our strategic dialogue will be renewed next week, and we hope to have a personal meeting sometime in the next July or August, when travel and meetings are allowed."




 And he added that "the strategic dialogue will chart the future of the relationship and the presence of American forces in Iraq," adding: "The strategic dialogue allows us to confront Iraqi leaders with a strict choice, if the Iraqis choose to act as a sovereign country, then bilateral relations will continue to bring great advantages to Iraq, and if they do not take this The choice is, we will not be able to maintain our commitment or our presence in Iraq. "




He continued, "The United States aims to build a partnership with Iraq not only in the security sector, but also politically and economically," adding that "this partnership requires that Iraq exercise sovereignty, especially when it comes to external forces, and that Iran's agents threaten the safety of American and coalition forces." And diplomatic personnel. "





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An American-Iraqi strategic dialogue: a matter of interests and expectations Empty Washington: Iraq's leaders should act as a sovereign country and two options before them through strategic dialogue

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, US Assistant Secretary of State for Middle East Affairs David Schenker said that Iraq had two options during the upcoming strategic dialogue between Washington and Baghdad, indicating the need for Iraqi leaders to act as a sovereign country.

 "The strategic dialogue between the United States and Iraq aims to renew the relationship between Washington and Baghdad," Schenker said in an online seminar with the Middle East Institute.

 Schenker added that the dialogue aims to "renew and renew our relationship with Iraq, and our strategic dialogue will be renewed next week, and we hope to have a personal meeting sometime in the next July or August, when travel and meetings are allowed."

 And he added that "the strategic dialogue will chart the future of the relationship and the presence of American forces in Iraq," adding: "The strategic dialogue allows us to confront Iraqi leaders with a strict choice, if the Iraqis choose to act as a sovereign country, then bilateral relations will continue to bring great advantages to Iraq, and if they do not take this The choice is, we will not be able to maintain our commitment or our presence in Iraq. "

 Schenker added that "the United States aims to build a partnership with Iraq not only in the security sector, but also politically and economically," adding that "this partnership requires that Iraq exercise sovereignty, especially when it comes to external forces, and that Iran's agents threaten the safety of US and Iraqi forces." Alliance and diplomatic personnel. "


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The Foreign Relations Committee chaired by Representative Sherko Mirwais and the attendance of the Committee members on 6/6/202020 hosted the Undersecretary of the Foreign Minister His Excellency Ambassador Abdul Karim Hashem at the Committee’s headquarters in the House of Representatives.


During the meeting, they discussed preparations related to conducting negotiations with the United States of America, scheduled to start on the eleventh of this month.


During the meeting, views were exchanged on the names of the members of the team assigned to negotiate with the American side, and the necessity to choose people with experience and high competence in conducting the negotiations.
For his part, the ambassador reviewed the Foreign Ministry's plan to start a fruitful dialogue that would achieve the supreme interests of Iraq and regulate the relationship with the United States of America in a manner that preserves national sovereignty, as well as his answer to the inquiries of women and gentlemen members of the committee in this regard.



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An American-Iraqi strategic dialogue: a matter of interests and expectations Empty Three challenges to the Baghdad and Washington dialogue

Post by claud39 on Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:07 pm

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[size=20]Initially, the dialogue to be held between the Iraqi government and the government of the United States of America regarding the required reviews of relations between the two countries, and the future prospects for these relations, is a "dialogue", which has been classified as a dialogue, and it has been included in the official files as a "dialogue" and the term " Negotiation "," Negotiations ", and" Negotiating Team ".  
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The reason is simply that the relationship between Baghdad and Washington really needs a frank, constructive and public dialogue about the future, in a manner that ensures that the necessary clarity about a relationship that has been shortened over the years with the security aspect and the presence of the military forces is given to the great importance of this aspect.  



  

The first challenge that is necessary to top the strategic dialogue between the two countries is to look at the relationship with its public ranges that include economic, investment and political cooperation, and to define the frameworks of this cooperation and develop it to establish a long-term friendship, and for Iraq after this dialogue to be a strong friend of Washington, rather than an area Influence, "headache", or arena of settling accounts.  



  

You can look at the strategic framework agreement signed between the two countries in 2008 and examine the openness of this document in hopes that many of them unfortunately have not been achieved regarding building partnerships between Baghdad and Washington in the economic, cultural, tourism and educational fields, and this is an opportunity to say that this type of partnership has proven It is always more effective even than political and military partnerships in strengthening relations between the peoples of the world, and in particular it is the field through which countries that were classified as globally failing countries have succeeded in making wide strides forward.  



  

The Iraqi government will face the test of ensuring that the military relationship is organized with Washington, without allowing American military and civilian units in Iraq to be exposed to attacks by armed parties.  

 

 

It is known that Iraq possesses the economic, human and cultural qualifications necessary to cause this kind of leaps, that internal political tensions, and the pattern of regional and international conflict that has taken place over its lands for decades, has always been an obstacle to its natural progress, and that opportunity is still available, as was always available, To help the people of Iraq rise to address their promising project.  

 

 

Likewise, helping the people of Iraq, instead of providing attention and care to the powers and oligarchy and militia parties that ruled it, in the way that has occurred over the past years, is the path that has proven to be the only one capable of building close friendship based on a solid popular basis, and not on the basis of fragile political understandings And this matter concerns the way in which Iraq’s neighbors, brothers and friends deal with it after this stage, as it specifically concerns Washington.  

 

 

In this regard, another urgently related challenge is related to the point of centralization of Iraq after the formation of Mustafa Al-Kazemi’s government regionally and internationally, and because this point is very sensitive, and it is viewed continuously as the main cause of Iraq’s internal unrest, the dialogue with Washington would raise confusion about Iraq's external relations, and the fact that Iraq has implemented a balance policy in those relations. 

 

  

In fact, the only entry point to ensure that Iraq regains its historical regional weight and occupies its natural space between the countries of the region and the world is the balance in its relations and the credibility in implementing this balance.  



  

Washington and with it all the countries of the international coalition against the "ISIS" organization, if it has the sufficient will to help Iraq regain its regional and international space, it guarantees real stability in the long term in the Middle East, and we even claim that the absence of Iraqi weight is what allowed the explosion of the eastern scene The middle to the current axis system, which allowed the violent, terrorist and militia movements to be inferred as a direct or indirect result of this conflict.  



  

For the first foreign visit of a high-ranking Iraqi delegation from the government of Mr. Mustafa Al-Kazemi to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, it is a matter that bears motives that go beyond the current Iraqi financial crisis. His historical dignity will not allow him to classify any neighboring or friendly country as his sponsor, it will not be a threat to the interests of the countries of the region, nor will it be a starting point for aggression, and his Arab brothers have a strategic dimension in his future relations as well as his Iranian and Turkish neighbors from a strategic dimension in this future. 

 

  

Nevertheless, the talk about the presence of the American combat forces in Iraq is gaining more propaganda than realist significance. Indeed, according to its assurances, Washington is not eager to keep any military force in Iraq, and that it has already started months ago to implement withdrawals from Iraqi camps, and even gifted equipment And weapons of the Iraqi army and anti-terrorist forces amounting to about $ 80 million, were present in those camps, and most important of all, Iraq still needs US military support beyond armaments to training and intelligence cooperation.  

 

 

Helping the people of Iraq, instead of providing attention and care to the forces and parties that ruled the oligarchs and militia, is the only way that can build close friendly relations based on a solid popular foundation  

  

The organization of the military cooperation relationship between Baghdad and Washington, on the basis of the strategic dialogue, is expected to lead to objective timetables for the withdrawal of combat forces, taking into account the continuing risks of ISIS, and a re-description of the training and qualification missions of the armed forces according to current priorities, needs and conditions. 

 

  

The Iraqi government will face the test of ensuring that the military relationship with Washington is organized, without allowing American military and civilian units in Iraq to be attacked by armed parties, and without allowing Iraqi territory to be used for US military operations against neighbors or against Iraqi parties without Baghdad's consent. 

 

  

At a time when the government must strive to provide full political support internally to the endeavors to organize this relationship, the Iraqi political forces must come out of a state of non-stop toward the relationship with Washington, a situation that has caused all this confusion over the past years. The government commitment is binding on all Iraqi forces and parties, whether they oppose or support, and this legal rule must govern the positions of political forces, some of which prefer to keep the situation afloat in response to non-Iraqi priorities.  



  

The challenges posed by organizing the status of military cooperation between Baghdad and Washington will enter confidence exams between the two sides, which requires more openness to deeper dialogues with all parties involved in the Iraqi situation, particularly Iran, the historical neighbor with whom the relationship has been blurred in recent years, It became necessary for there to be a constructive dialogue for the benefit of the two neighboring countries, based on the rules of fraternal fruitful cooperation in all fields, non-interference in internal affairs, and the rejection of the policy of the axes. 

 

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The American-Iraqi dialogue on military and economic issues in light of the Iranian presence represents a major turning point in the region's policies, and it may ignite the region again if no agreement is reached according to Washington's goals.
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Qais al-Nuri, a professor of political science at Baghdad University and a former ambassador to the Iraqi Foreign Ministry, said, "The main meaning of the American-Iraqi dialogue during this month is to recalibrate the American military presence in Iraq in light of the developments of the Iraqi political situation, especially as Iran has developed its political presence in Iraq."


"This Iranian development on Iraqi soil was felt by the United States as a threat to its existence, in addition to it bypassing the servicing agreement between it and Iran, so it was necessary to initiate a new dialogue that establishes a different form of the relationship between Iraq and the United States," Professor of Political Science told Sputnik. .


Al-Nouri continued, "The main obstacle that will face this dialogue is the close connection between the people of the political process and regional powers that have their interests and aim to tighten the grip on Iraq, which is a dilemma that the American party who seeks to balance between the goals of its existence and regional desires will face, and if it happens it will of course Against the Iraqi national interest clearly expressed by the Iraqi street, which is its rejection of all forms of foreign presence. "


American escalation

The professor of political science explained, "In my assessment, if the Americans fail to reach with the Iraqi side an understanding that achieves the American goals in a balanced formula, the Americans will resort to escalating the situation in the Iraqi arena with more political, military and economic measures in an attempt to reduce and reduce the level of influence of these regional powers, from Here, I think the results of this dialogue and what will result from it will be a turning point in the tracks of the Iraqi situation in general. "


Success factors


For his part, Thaathra Al-Bayati, Secretary of the Arab Tribes Union in Iraq, said, "The negotiations will succeed in concluding a long-term agreement between Iraq and the United States of America, regardless of all the votes that oppose this agreement. Their forms and characteristics. The conflict between Washington and some of the countries in the region whose influence has begun to gradually decline due to several factors, between economic and political, which are looking for a way out.

The head of the tribal federation added to "Sputnik", the observer of the political affairs of some countries neighboring Iraq, that he finds that there are clear internal and external changes.


turning point


Al-Bayati pointed out that "Iranian acceptance of the American-Iraqi agreement is a turning point in Tehran's policy, and Turkey will be the alternative and economically supportive of its giant companies for the reconstruction of Iraq.

On April 7, 2020, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a "strategic dialogue" between the United States and Iraq to discuss the future of the relationship between the two countries, and the dialogue, which will be a series of meetings between senior US and Iraqi officials, aims to develop all aspects of the relationship American-Iraqi at the dialogue table.


And an Iraqi government source revealed yesterday, Saturday, the details and mechanism of the Iraqi-American dialogue, which is scheduled to start in the middle of this month.


The source said that "the Iraqi team will consist of 20 people in the fields of politics, security, economy and culture," noting that "some members of the Iraqi team were chosen by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi."


He added that "the dialogue will be via an electronic platform created for this purpose, and the dialogue will not be face-to-face," noting that "the Iraqi team determines priorities in the negotiations, including the presence of American forces, support of Iraqi forces, and cooperation in the field of economy."

He pointed out that "the Americans are expected to present two important files related to the first Iraqi armed factions operating outside the framework of the popular crowd, as well as asking the Iraqi government to pledge to protect its interests in Iraq.







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"Strategic" negotiations between Iraq and the United States will start soon and this month, according to news sources, as the US government appointed Deputy Secretary of State David Hill as its chief negotiator.


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An Iraqi government source had revealed earlier Saturday, the details and mechanism of the Iraqi-American dialogue scheduled to start in the middle of this month, saying that "the Iraqi team will consist of 20 people in the fields of politics, security, economy and culture," noting that "some members of the Iraqi team were chosen by the prime minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi. "
The details below talk about an aspect of the history, biography, and attitudes of these American negotiators, especially regarding Iraq and its Arab and regional surroundings.


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The leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, [url=https://www.thebaghdadpost.com/ar/Story/t/2167/%D9%87%D9%88%D8%B4%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B1 %D8%B2%D9%8A%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B1%D9%8A]Hoshyar Zebari[/url] , stressed the absence of parity between the delegations of Iraq and the United States in the forthcoming strategic dialogue.

Zebari said the former foreign minister in a tweet on "Twitter": "The American negotiating team is much stronger and more professional than the Iraqi team in the strategic dialogue."

He added: "This disparity must be addressed, and there must be an equivalent party. This is a very serious negotiating issue."





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The "State of Law" coalition, led by Nuri al-Maliki, identified Iraq's "fixed" options in the upcoming negotiations with America.

Coalition member Kata al-Rikabi said in a press statement: "Iraq’s proven options in its upcoming negotiations with America are respect for the unity, sovereignty, and independence of the country."

Al-Rikabi added: "We reject any pressure that may be imposed on Iraq by America in order to change its decisions, especially regarding the removal of foreign forces, including the US, from Iraq , and to push for the installation of some military bases."



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political analyst Sabah Al-Taie warned against the return of the American Joker in the central and southern governorates to cause chaos in conjunction with the talks between Baghdad and Washington, pointing out that America’s government changes have not succeeded in stopping the chaos in a number of provinces.

Al-Taei said in a statement to "Information", that "the demonstrators have real demands that must be implemented, but the surprising thing is the return of the demonstrations with the approach of the Iraqi-American talks in the half of this June."

And he warned against the return of the so-called American Joker gangs that interfere in the demonstrations and try to deflect them from their peaceful path, as the burning and sabotage operations were not related to the demonstrations.

And he stated that "America after it failed to restore ISIS controlThe terrorist in some areas went to provoke chaos in the southern governorates, despite the existence of the Corona pandemic and the high number of casualties. Therefore, the intelligence effort must be activated to reach some of the threads of America and its sleeping cells, especially since America failed to introduce ISIS to the southern provinces, so it pushed some of its agents to sabotage those provinces. .


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Member of the Parliamentary Security and Defense Committee, Bader Al-Ziyadi, confirmed on Monday that Parliament will have a great conversation regarding the negotiating committee with the American side, its work mechanism and the personalities that were chosen, pointing out that Parliament will monitor the work of this committee and confirm its decision to leave the country from Iraq .

Al-Ziyadi said in a statement to "Information", that "the negotiating committee with the American side will start its work on the tenth of next June in order to discuss with Washington about the American presence in Iraq and implement the parliament's decision to leave those forces."

He added that "the Security and Defense Committee will try today to host the negotiating committee in order to know the strategy that will work according to it and the map drawn up for negotiations with the American side."

And that "Parliament, as the first watchdog of what is going on in the country, will have a great conversation during today's session on the negotiating committee and what it will do from the discussions, and know the reasons for its movements and meetings and the figures that will be formed of it."


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Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein announced on Monday that he has completed preparations for a strategic dialogue round with America , as it is usually an important station that will frame the priorities.

According to a ministry statement received / information /, a copy of it, that "Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein , met today with US Ambassador to Baghdad , Matthew Tauler, and at the outset of the meeting , expressed the US ambassador expressed his congratulations to the Minister on the occasion of his accession to his post as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq ."

Hussein stressed, "The completion of preparations for the run of the strategic dialogue with America ," usually that it "represents an important station that will frame the priorities of Baghdad and Washington."

The Foreign Minister stressed "the necessity to continue the positive development of the various distinct aspects of bilateral cooperation." 


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A US press report revealed, on Tuesday, the 6 most important issues to be raised during the strategic dialogue between Iraq and the United States.
  
The Al-Hurra website said in a report, followed by "Nass" (June 9, 2020), that "there are no dramatic results" in the strategic dialogue between America and Iraq that will be launched in the coming hours via closed-circuit television because of the Corona pandemic, while the report pointed out the most prominent issues that The negotiations will top.
  
The following is the text of the report:
  
A few hours separate Iraqis and Americans from the launch of the strategic dialogue between the United States and Iraq, as the talks are scheduled to focus on a package of hot files, according to what the followers of the Iraqi file in the American capital, Washington, confirm. 
 
The dialogue that will be launched on the impact of many regional and international challenges, notably the epidemic of Covid 19, which will push the American and Iraqi teams to meet, for the first time, via CCTV, and not personally to solve complex issues. 
 
This dialogue also comes in light of many security and political changes that Iraq has witnessed in the past weeks and months, starting with the formation of a new government headed by Mustafa Al-Kazemi, and the opening of new powers in Iraq to the Gulf states. 
 
And preceded the government development in Iraq, a series of demonstrations calling for the fight against corruption and the holding of new parliamentary elections, and an end to Iranian influence and the militias of Tehran in Iraq. 
 
The most prominent of the changes is the removal of the most prominent Iranian players on the Iraqi and Middle Eastern scene by the United States, through the liquidation of the commander of the Quds Force in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Qassem Soleimani, upon his arrival at Baghdad Airport. 
 
This incident prompted the resigning Iraqi Prime Minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, to ask parliament to vote on a mandatory resolution to remove the US forces, which operate within the international coalition to fight ISIS, from the country. This was confirmed by some members of the Iraqi Council of Representatives.  

So in light of all these developments inside Iraq, not to mention the crisis situations inside Iran, the strategic dialogue sessions will be held between Washington and Baghdad, which will be chaired by the American side, and the Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, David Hill.  

The US special envoy to the international coalition, James Jeffrey, revealed that Hill pointed out, during a meeting with members of the international coalition to defeat ISIS, via the video circle last Thursday, the most important points that the strategic dialogue will address.  

"What we are looking for is not just talking about the presence of the coalition forces in Iraq, but also about the entire US-Iraqi bilateral relationship in accordance with the Strategic Framework Agreement of 2008 and in the financial, economic, social, political, diplomatic and energy fields, as well as security," Geoffrey quoted the State Department's agent for political affairs as telling coalition members. In addition to the comprehensive efforts of the international community to help Iraq get back on its feet. "  

In addition to Hill's gestures, followers of the Iraqi file in Washington are unanimous in a series of issues that the American side will focus on during the dialogue, namely:  

  
The Iraqi government takes measures to protect American diplomats, military personnel, and international coalition forces to defeat ISIS operating on Iraqi soil.  

- To stop Iraq from relying on Iran to invest in electric energy and the necessity of speeding up finding alternatives. 
 
- Iran's destabilizing role in Iraq and the region, controlling its proxies and militias supported by it, and putting an end to Iranian interference in Iraqi affairs. 
 
- Opening Iraq to its Arab environment and encouraging the steps taken by the Iraqi government recently in this area.
  
- How to help Iraq cope with the Corona epidemic and overcome the economic crisis caused by the low oil prices on which Iraqis rely to a large extent. 
 
The future of the American presence and the international coalition forces in Iraq to ensure that ISIS does not reappear. 
 
  
In this regard, the American envoy to the International Alliance, James Jeffrey, who also worked as the US ambassador to Iraq, said, "There is no change in the American position, which is that we will continue to maintain the presence of our forces as long as the Iraqi government wants American forces and the International Alliance to defeat ISIS on its soil to While defeating ISIS. " "This is not yet complete," he added. 
 
Jeffrey believes that the Iraqis are divided over the American withdrawal from Iraq, and he said that "Nasiriyah and Najaf under Sistani's leadership took a position that a decision should not be taken regarding the international military presence before holding new elections, and this is the position of an important part of the Iraqi political system." They have different points of view in this regard, for example, the Kurdish parties did not support the call for parliament to withdraw. " 
 
Former US Ambassador Douglas Suleiman will meet with Jeffrey on this issue. In response to a question about what the American delegation will carry to the Iraqi side regarding the American presence in Iraq, he said to the "Al-Hurra" website, "I think the real question will be how will the Iraqi delegation deal with this issue because it is very clear that there are Iraqi political parties and specifically some Those associated with the Shiite parties and parties in the popular crowd, especially those who receive support from Iran, want to achieve the Iranian goal and push the American forces out of Iraq .. ". 
 
"It is also clear that many other Shiite parties, the majority of Sunnis, the majority of Iraqi Kurds, Yazidis, Christians and other religious minorities want to see continued presence of US and coalition forces in certain forms to help the Iraqi government continue to train the Iraqi armed forces and police, make them more professional, and create a balanced balance," he said. The great pressure that Tehran is exerting on Baghdad. "
  
Many issues and complications accompany this dialogue, and eyes are looking forward to what these talks will lead to, but Ambassador Suleiman reduces expectations. 
 
"Do not expect dramatic results from the first round of talks," he told Al-Hurra. "There are discussions in Washington about when and how Americans can travel to Baghdad for a follow-up tour and how Iraqi officials can come to Washington to hold another round of talks in person." 
 
And he expected that "there will be an introductory meeting that will work more to determine the agenda of the upcoming talks, rather than real negotiations on the topics on the agenda of the talks."  [/size]


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On Tuesday, the Al-Fatah coalition called on the negotiating delegation with the American side to implement the decision of the parliamentary consensus to leave the foreign forces, while the coalition recalled the negotiations in 2008, saying that the Iraqi negotiators had achieved "a clear victory" at the time.

  

The coalition said in a statement, "People" received a copy of it, (June 9, 2020), that "with the beginning of the strategic dialogue between Iraq and the United States, and out of our legitimate and national responsibility and our keen interest in the interests of our country, we have an obligation to remind us, the president and members of the Iraqi delegation." The negotiator, who we think are putting Iraq’s sovereignty and national interests in mind, remind them of the parliamentary consensus that was embodied in the decision issued by the House of Representatives on January 5, 2020, which stressed the need for foreign forces to leave Iraq, protect national sovereignty, and not be lenient in front of these higher national constants. . 

 

The statement added: "We also draw the attention of the negotiating delegation to the need to benefit from the experience of the Iraqi-American negotiations that took place in 2008, which ended with the signing of the Strategic Framework Agreement, and how Iraqi negotiators achieved at that time a clear victory against the background of negotiations to withdraw American forces from Iraq."

  

The Al-Fateh Alliance stressed that "the implementation of the decision of the parliamentary consensus to leave the foreign forces is a strategic goal that our dear Iraqi people aspire to who made great sacrifices in defense of their land, borders, sovereignty, dignity, security and stability."  



He pointed out that "establishing cooperation and friendship relations between Iraq and the countries of the world in the economic, commercial, scientific and health fields is an issue required and imposed by the highest Iraqi national interests in opening up to the world, and benefiting from international experiences in the field of development, construction and development of the national economy, in a manner that does not affect its sovereignty, identity, security and interests." .  



The statement pointed out that the Al-Fateh Coalition is "fully confident that our armed forces in all their formations, including the army, police, anti-terror apparatus, popular mobilization, tribal mob, and peshmerga, are able to defend the sovereignty, unity, security, and stability of Iraq, after having gained experience in combating terrorism and achieving decisive victory against the ISIS gang even Today, it is one of the best security systems in the region. "

  

The statement continued, "We in the Al-Fateh Alliance will pursue and from our strategic dialogue between the Iraqi and American delegations and through the specialized parliamentary committees, and we will provide all the required support for the success of our negotiating team's mission and enable it to achieve the interests of Iraq, especially in the matter of commitment to implement the decision of the House of Representatives on the exit of the forces To protect the country's sovereignty, identity, interests, and the dignity and prestige of the Iraqi state. "  





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On Wednesday, Deputy Alia Nassif called on the political forces to commit to unity and adopt a common position towards the Iraqi-American negotiations, stressing the importance of presenting the outcomes of the meetings to the people as they relate to the right of the people and not the rulers.
  
Nassif said in a statement, "People" received a copy of it, (June 10, 2020), that "the Iraqi negotiating team includes 21 academic personalities in various specialties (military, political, international relations, economic, education, health ...), and the dialogue focuses on building political relations." A long-term cultural-economic, military and economic agreement in accordance with the agreement concluded in 2008, which was not activated by ISIS.  

He added, "These negotiations should be an opportunity to achieve gains for the Iraqi people in all fields, whether economic, especially the development of the industrial and agricultural sectors, or health, such as building modern hospitals, or education in terms of sending scholarships to the United States," indicating that "American support since 2003 until today was confined to the military and field side only and was not at the required level, which constituted frustration and made us doubt the extent of the Americans ’seriousness in assisting the Iraqi people, and therefore it is better for the Americans to open a new page and improve their anti-Iraq stereotype.


  
Nassif stressed, "The necessity of the commitment of the political forces to unify their ranks and adopt a unified stance in support of the negotiations, in addition to the importance of the initiative of all segments of society to support the position of the Iraqi negotiating team," calling for "the presentation of the outcomes of the meetings and all their details and their circumstances to the Iraqi people as the right of the people and not the rulers." .  



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On Wednesday, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi stressed the importance of coexistence and diversity in Nineveh Governorate, noting that the current challenges are mobilizing all the government's efforts in light of the financial crisis caused by the collapse of international oil prices . 
 
The media office of Al-Kazemi said, in a statement, "People" received a copy of it, (10 June 2020), that "the Prime Minister held a meeting with a number of representatives of clans and dignitaries of the governorate of Nineveh, on the sidelines of his visit to the city of Mosul, on the occasion of the sixth anniversary of its occupation by gangs". ISIS terrorist. " 
 
Al-Kazimi stressed that "Mosul, Al-Hadba represents civilization and human history and heritage, and it has been subjected to the terror of ISIS gangs, and it was liberated after the blood of all Iraqis mixed in a heroic epic that is proud of." 
 
Al-Kazimi stressed, according to the statement, "the importance of coexistence and diversity in the province of Nineveh, and considered it an advantage and a strength for it, and stressed that Nineveh is arising and prospering with the solidarity of its children from all sects and ethnicities." 
 
The Prime Minister pointed out "the challenges facing the government at the current stage, as it mobilizes all its efforts to confront the Corona pandemic, in light of the financial crisis caused by the collapse of international oil prices."  

 Al-Kazimi stressed that "the government inherited a heavy legacy, and received an empty budget, as a result of poor planning and total dependence on oil, and stressed that opportunities for success are available to build a citizenship state."  

Al-Kazemi pointed to "the expected dialogue with the United States of America, stressing that the first elements of the dialogue are sovereignty and the realization of the country's interest." 
 
Al-Kazimi indicated during the meeting that "the citizen is the legitimate ruler, and should not be disturbed by all his demands, but rather strive to achieve them." 
 
The Prime Minister promised, "Representatives of the tribes and dignitaries of the governorate of Nineveh, to hold a session of the Council of Ministers in the city of Mosul, devoted to discussing their conditions and taking decisions on them."  [/size][/size]



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BAGHDAD (AP) - The United States and Iraq launched much-anticipated strategic talks on Thursday that are to span the gamut of their bilateral relations, with Washington prioritizing the issue of the future of its forces in the country while Baghdad is expected to focus on the nation’s dire economic crisis.


The talks, which began with an initial session in the afternoon with participants tuning in online because of the coronavirus measures, are expected to drag out over several months. 


They come against the backdrop of soaring tensions following the U.S. airstrike in January that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani just outside the Baghdad airport. Iran’s expanding influence in Iraq is also expected to be an underlining topic in the talks.


Along with the Iranian general, the January airstrike also killed Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. Outraged, Iraqi lawmakers spurred by Shiite political factions, passed a non-binding resolution to oust U.S.-led coalition forces from the country following the attack.



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Iraqi-American dialogue kicks off amid warning of "catastrophic results"



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Shafaq News / The strategic dialogue between the United States and Iraq was launched on Thursday to organize relations between the two countries at various levels, especially the security aspect.



The talks will deal with the relations of the two countries at the levels of security, economy, politics and culture.



It is expected that the dialogue will address the fate of the strategic framework agreement signed between the two countries in 2008, which paved the way for the exit of American forces from Iraq at the end of 2011 after eight years of occupation, as well as the nature of relations between the two countries at various levels.



It will also deal with reaching an agreement on the fate of the American forces in Iraq, as Iran presses its allies in Iraq to remove the American forces from the country.



Alongside the Washington-led coalition, US forces have withdrawn from 6 military forces in Iraq since the killing of Soleimani and the engineer. The international coalition says this is part of the relocation and withdrawal from bases of a small number of soldiers.



Meanwhile, former Deputy Prime Minister Bahaa al-Araji warned of "catastrophic results" of the dialogue that could affect the existence of Iraq as a stable country if the management of this file is not improved.



Al-Araji said in a statement, "There is no patriotic person, whether he is an official in the state or a citizen who accepts the presence of foreign forces on its soil, but at the same time we have to think realistic and objective, because the challenges facing Iraq on the security level still exist and we need international support in Confront it, provided that it is in accordance with controls set by the Iraqi government and a specific time limit. " 



And that "several axes in front of the Iraqi negotiating team to deal with the file of the American military presence inside Iraqi territory, including the Iraqi negotiator to obligate the American military presence with formal determinants and controls that do not allow these forces to move and operations without coordination and the approval of the Iraqi government."



He added that "it is necessary to set a time limit for the departure of the American forces present in Iraq, provided that this coincides with the serious and urgent work to build, train and equip the Iraqi security forces in a manner that makes them ready to face all security challenges without any future international assistance."



The former Deputy Prime Minister added that "the Iraqi negotiator must specifically ask the American side about the reasons for not adhering to the provisions of the strategic agreement during the last period and take guarantees to not overtake them in the future. Also, legally, the Iraqi negotiator must determine his position in advance, and is he facing a new agreement?" Or an amendment to the previous agreement, and in both cases the parliament’s approval is required for approval, but if there is any intention to include new paragraphs of a strategic nature that are far from the previous agreement and contrary to the above mechanism, they are void. ”



Al-Araji stressed that "there must be a written draft before embarking on negotiations and dialogue so that the Iraqi negotiator knows the paragraphs that are intended to be presented and does not leave the topic open and subject to political influence on both sides, which weakens the position of the Iraqi negotiator, and the most prominent role in the negotiation process should be for experts, military leaders and representatives The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and negotiations should be limited to Iraqi-American problems and issues without introducing the problems of other countries so that Iraq cannot bear the consequences of others. "




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An American-Iraqi strategic dialogue: a matter of interests and expectations Empty Al-Kazemi: We will not neglect the sovereignty of Iraq during our dialogue with America, and we will say enough of wars and slogans

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Al-Kazemi: We will not neglect the sovereignty of Iraq during our dialogue with America, and we will say enough of wars and slogans




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, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi confirmed, Thursday, that the government will not neglect the sovereignty of Iraq during the strategic dialogue with Washington, stressing that the dialogue will adopt the principle of sovereignty first, second and third, announcing the imminence of taking reform measures the financial and administrative situation.



Al-Kazimi stated in a press conference that “the setback of 2014 was the result of corruption, hatred and sectarianism, stating that“ the state is tired of being slack due to appointments that were launched for electoral purposes. ”



On the salaries of Al-Kazemi confirmed that he will take reform measures soon regarding the financial and administrative situation, noting that“ His choice regarding double-salaries by choosing the highest salary, confirming the establishment of a cell for financial and administrative reform.



”He added,“ I have adopted the principle of openness and I do not intend to win elections through promises of appointments and projects, refusing to attack state institutions under any title. ”



On another matter, Al-Kazemi said, "The project that issued the channel cost more than one billion dollars and now it is a dump site."



And between "security reports that I received of an assassination plot during the visit to Mosul."



Regarding the strategic dialogue, Al-Kazemi said, "We will not neglect the sovereignty of Iraq during our dialogue with America, pointing out that" Mr. Sistani is a blessing for Iraq.



" First, second and third. "








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An American-Iraqi strategic dialogue: a matter of interests and expectations Empty Analyst: targeting the US embassy in an attempt to provoke Washington before the strategic dialogue with Baghdad

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Analyst: targeting the US embassy in an attempt to provoke Washington before the strategic dialogue with Baghdad




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Analyst and legal expert, Ahmed Al-Ziyadi, confirmed that targeting the American embassy is an attempt to provoke Washington before the strategic dialogue with Baghdad.


Al-Ziyadi told Al-Ikhbaria that "targeting the US embassy headquarters on the day Iraq began dialogue with Washington is an attempt to provoke America, so that it may respond to the source of the fire and target them."


He added, "In the event that America responds, they will start fanning the street to demand the expulsion of America, and thus not to reach any agreements with it, whether military or economic."




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An American-Iraqi strategic dialogue: a matter of interests and expectations Empty Washington announces the most prominent outputs of the strategic dialogue with Baghdad

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The US State Department announced today, Thursday, the most prominent outputs of the strategic dialogue between Baghdad and Washington, which began today.


The ministry confirmed its support for Iraq in the international financial institutions, declaring that the Iraqi government renewed its commitment to protect the American forces present on its soil.


The ministry also indicated that the dialogue with Iraq discussed politics, security and the economy, revealing the United States' pursuit of bilateral security arrangements with Iraq, and the US State Department announced the Washington counterpart to assist Baghdad in implementing the reforms.


This was the strategic dialogue between Iraq and the United States of America was launched today via closed-circuit television and is scheduled to continue for two days, and the dialogue included discussions that include discussing the presence of American forces in Iraq and the economic situation of Iraq, as well as other investment, agricultural and technological aspects.


The Iraqi delegation included 21 people headed by the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and includes in its membership representatives of all sectors that will be included in the strategic dialogue.

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An American-Iraqi strategic dialogue: a matter of interests and expectations Empty US official confirms his country's intention to support Iraq financially ... and reveals the content of "strategic dialogue"

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A State Department official revealed that the administration of his country confirmed its intention to support Iraq to face the financial repercussions of the Corona crisis and the decline in oil prices, during the strategic dialogue between Washington and Baghdad, Thursday.



Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs David Schenker confirmed that Washington would support "the new Iraqi government in international financial institutions to counter the effects of Coved 19 and the decline in oil prices ...".



He mentioned that the strategic dialogue with Iraq addressed political, security, cultural and economic issues in addition to his approach to the energy sector, "expressing his hope that the Iraqi-American Joint Coordination Committee will meet in Washington this summer to discuss all issues."



The dialogue session took place through the video circle, in an optimistic atmosphere, with Mustafa Al-Kazemi, known for his good relations with Washington, as prime minister, and also the retreat of the pro-Iranian factions until this moment.



"What we want is a strong bilateral security arrangement with Iraq, which includes exercises, management of advanced military systems, joint exercises and the study of the two countries' officers in the military schools of the two countries," Schenker said.



He stressed that "security is the cornerstone of stability and provides the conditions for economic development and prosperity," noting that Washington insists on "helping Iraq defeat ISIS permanently and bringing stability to Iraq."



He added that "Iranian-backed groups are working against us by fanning sectarianism, extremism and terrorism, and this is what we discussed today."



Militias loyal to Iran in Iraq launched missile attacks against American interests in Iraq, before Washington proceeded to liquidate the commander of the Quds Force, Iranian Qassem Soleimani.



Representatives voted pro-Iranian blocs in the Iraqi parliament at the time to end the presence of foreign forces in the country.



Schenker said that the government of Iraq renewed "our commitment to protect our forces and coalition forces present in Iraq at the invitation of the Iraqi government to fight ISIS."



He added, "We have made clear that we will continue to assist the Iraqi government not only at the security level, but also in implementing the reforms required by the Iraqi people."



It should be noted that on the eve of the launch of the dialogue, a missile landed in the Green Zone, where the US embassy is located, in what appeared to be a message reminding of the intentions of Iraqi militias loyal to Iran.



In addition to the security file, Iraq suffers economically, as a result of the collapse in oil prices, which threatens the government's inability to pay the salaries of eight million government employees and retirees.






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An American-Iraqi strategic dialogue: a matter of interests and expectations Empty Washington and Baghdad dialogue begins with "the right people in the right place"

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After months of missile attacks and the coldest relations between the two countries, Iraq and the United States return Thursday to the table of talks with the allies' tendency to dialogue, but with a limited margin of maneuver.



Today's opportunity appears favorable with the arrival of former Iraqi intelligence chief Mustafa al-Kazemi, known for his good relations with the Americans and their Arab allies, to head the government, as well as the retreat of pro-Iranian factions until this moment.



But the dialogue, which will begin Thursday at 13:00 GMT, via closed-circuit video because of the Covid-19 epidemic, is only the beginning of a long process without any fundamental change in perspective, according to experts and officials.



Senior officials of the two countries will jointly define the main topics, which will then be assigned to committees for long-term discussions.



In this regard, the US envoy to the international coalition, James Jeffrey, who also worked as the US ambassador to Iraq earlier, said, "There is no change in the American position, which is that we will continue to maintain the presence of our forces as long as the Iraqi government wants US and coalition forces. International community to defeat ISIS on its soil until the end of ISIS defeat. " "This is not yet complete," he added.

 
Jeffrey believes that the Iraqis are divided over the American withdrawal from Iraq, and he said that "Nasiriyah and Najaf under Sistani's leadership took a position that a decision should not be taken regarding the international military presence before holding new elections, and this is the position of an important part of the Iraqi political system." They have different points of view in this regard, for example, the Kurdish parties did not support the call for parliament to withdraw. " 

 
Former US Ambassador Douglas Suleiman will meet with Jeffrey on this issue. In response to a question about what the American delegation will carry to the Iraqi side in relation to the American presence in Iraq, he said, "I think the real question will be how will the Iraqi delegation deal with this issue because it is very clear that there are Iraqi political parties, in particular some Those associated with the Shiite parties and parties in the popular crowd, especially those who receive support from Iran, want to achieve the Iranian goal and push the American forces out of Iraq .. ".



"It is also clear that many other Shiite parties, the majority of Sunnis, the majority of Iraqi Kurds, Yazidis, Christians and other religious minorities want to see continued presence of US and coalition forces in certain forms to help the Iraqi government continue to train the Iraqi armed forces and police, make them more professional, and create a balance in return The great pressure that Tehran is exerting on Baghdad. "



Many issues and complications accompany the dialogue, and eyes are looking forward to what these talks will lead to, but Ambassador Suleiman reduces expectations. 



"Do not expect dramatic results from the first round of talks," he told Al-Hurra. "There are discussions in Washington about when and how Americans can travel to Baghdad for a follow-up tour and how Iraqi officials can come to Washington to hold another round of talks in person."



And he expected that "there will be an introductory meeting that will work more to determine the agenda of the upcoming talks, rather than real negotiations on the topics on the agenda of the talks."



 

"Right people, at the right time" 


"The American-Iraqi relationship will not be completely redefined overnight," says Robert Ford of the Middle East Institute.



However, the former American diplomat who himself participated in the last "strategic dialogue" between the two parties in 2008 adds, "For the first time, there are the right people in the right place at the right time."



In 2008, the United States set the terms for its departure. Since then, American forces have returned, but with much less, in the context of the Washington-led coalition against ISIS.



After more than two and a half years of "victory" over the organization, and in addition to the issues of economics or cultural exchange, thousands of American soldiers in Iraq will be the main topic again.



After about 30 missile attacks against American interests, and the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and Vice-President of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Organization, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, anti-American sentiment increased again.



Shiite lawmakers in the Iraqi parliament voted to end the presence of foreign forces in the country, and Washington threatened to strike dozens of sites belonging to the armed factions.



But mandating Al-Kazemi to form a fundamentally unbalanced government. The man took the reins of a country in the midst of an economic crisis and demanded justice for the 550 protesters killed in the crackdown on an unprecedented protest movement.



His predecessor, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, did not succeed in obtaining an invitation to visit Washington during more than a year in power, but Al-Kazemi, who assumed his duties for several months, received an invitation to the White House this year, according to two government officials confirmed to AFP.



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"There was a problem of trust with the old government, and now things have changed," said one of the officials.



In this climate, all issues will be discussed Thursday, and above all, the issue of American soldiers.



"Are we still going to be able to fly drones to monitor? Do the Iraqis still want our information?" Especially with the coalition forces remaining in three Iraqi bases now, compared to 12 previously.



"We do not yet have details of the number of soldiers, but the American proposal mentions reducing the number of troops," an Iraqi official told AFP.



Nevertheless, a significant reduction appears to be highly unlikely, as the jihadist threat still exists, as other coalition countries that are not party to the US-Iraqi dialogue still see.



One of the diplomats told France Press that "non-Americans in the coalition will remain in Iraq only if the Americans remain."



If Iran's allies are not invited to dialogue, they are closely watched.



Ahmed al-Asadi, a spokesman for the parliamentary faction bloc, asserts that the Americans have been given six months to leave the country.



Economy "Problem No. 1"


Once again, two missiles fell on Monday and Wednesday evening, one near Baghdad International Airport, where American soldiers are stationed, and another in the Green Zone, where the US embassy is located, in what appeared to be a reminder.



But the tone today is less aggressive. The Hezbollah Brigades, the most pro-Iranian faction, announced that it would not issue a position until after Thursday's meeting.



"This retreat (of the factions) gives Al-Kazimi and the Americans more room to maneuver," Ford says.



But the economy remains the number one issue for Iraq, which has been struck by a collapse in oil prices and may soon be unable to pay the salaries of eight million government and retired employees.



In the long term, "strategic dialogue" can secure US contracts in the area of ​​construction and energy and push for aid from the Gulf or the World Bank.



But Ford asserts that "Washington cannot give money, but it can only offer not to apply its sanctions" that may deprive Iraq of its Iranian energy supplier, and that "does not solve the first problem of Al-Kazemi".



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An American-Iraqi strategic dialogue: a matter of interests and expectations Empty Representative Inaam Al-Khuzaie calls for defining the negotiating tracks in the strategic dialogue with America in the interest of Iraq

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Member of the Committee for Monitoring the Implementation of the Government Program and Strategic Planning Deputy Dr. On Friday 12/12/2020, Al-Khuza’i blessed the drawing of negotiation tracks in the interest of Iraq.




Al-Khuzai warned, commenting on the joint statement issued by the governments of Iraq and the United States on the occasion of launching the strategic dialogue to provide Iraq with economic consultants to overcome the major economic challenges, saying that the economic challenge in Iraq is not the result of a lack of Iraqi economic expertise as much as it is an inevitable consequence of the failure of successive governments to implement economic policies The proposal proposed by the Iraqi experts and specialists, and therefore Iraq does not need now American experts or international institutions to make its economic policy, but rather needs an honest national government that takes the advice and advice of its economic experts, and as the people of Mecca are said to know its people.




Al-Khuzai warned of American foreign investment and called for it to be treated similarly with all other foreign investment flows without discrimination due to the weakness of the Iraqi negotiator and the rampant corruption in investment contracts, which may lead in the future to American companies controlling the country's economic potential, especially if foreign investment penetrates into a sector Iraqi oil is more than we are now.




And she demanded dr. In her statement, Al-Khuza’i agreed to the necessity of directing the American foreign investment to the agricultural, industrial and infrastructure sectors instead of focusing on oil fields in Iraq and according to the fields determined by the Iraqi government through its announcement of investment opportunities.




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An American-Iraqi strategic dialogue: a matter of interests and expectations Empty A joint statement issued by the governments of Iraq and the United States on the occasion of launching the strategic dialogue on 11/6/2020

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According to the Strategic Framework Agreement of 2008 for the relationship of friendship and cooperation concluded between the Republic of Iraq and the United States of America, strategic dialogue discussions were held through closed-circuit video meetings between the delegations of the two parties represented by the Senior Undersecretary of the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Abdul Karim Hashem Mustafa on the Republic of Iraq, and the Under Secretary of State Political Relations, Mr. David Hill, on behalf of the United States of America. 

Discussions covered security, counter-terrorism, economics, energy, political issues and cultural relations.




The two countries reaffirmed their principles agreed upon in the Strategic Framework Agreement, in addition to the principles set forth in the exchange of diplomatic notes, and the Republic of Iraq’s correspondence to the UN Security Council numbered (S / 2014/440) dated 25 June 2014, as well as other numbered (S / 2014/691) dated September 20, 2014, respectively. The United States of America reaffirmed its respect for Iraq's sovereignty, territorial integrity, and relevant decisions of the Iraqi legislative and executive authorities. 

 

On economic and energy issues, the two countries have realized the enormous economic challenges facing Iraq in light of the two pandemic crises Covid-19, the decline in oil prices, and the need for Iraq to adopt fundamental economic reforms. 

The United States discussed providing Iraq with economic advisers to work directly with the government of Iraq, in order to help enhance the level of international support for the reform efforts of the Government of Iraq, including support from international financial institutions regarding serious plans to enact substantial economic reforms.

 The two governments discussed potential investment projects involving international American companies in the energy sector and other areas, provided that the working conditions are favorable.

Regarding political aspects, the United States of America has expressed its support for the Republic of Iraq, not only through close bilateral cooperation at the security and political levels, but also through its support for Iraq and its new government.

 The two countries reaffirmed their importance to assist Iraq in implementing its governmental and reform program in a manner that meets the aspirations of the Iraqi people, including continuing humanitarian efforts, restoring stability, rebuilding the country, and organizing free, fair and fair elections. 

The United States, in cooperation with its international partners, affirmed its continued support for the preparations made by Iraq for the elections, and efforts to support the rule of law, human rights, and the return of displaced persons and facilitate their integration, especially minorities in Iraqi society that have been subjected to genocide by ISIS.

Regarding the security partnership, the two countries acknowledged that, in light of the distinguished progress on eliminating the threat of ISIS, the United States of America will continue in the coming months to reduce the number of forces present in Iraq and dialogue with the Iraqi government on the status of the remaining forces and where the focus of the two countries is towards developing a normal security relationship Based on common interests.

 The United States of America has also confirmed that it does not seek to establish permanent bases or a permanent military presence in Iraq, as agreed previously in the 2008 Strategic Framework Agreement, which states that security cooperation is based on mutual agreements. 

The Government of Iraq is committed to protecting the military forces of the International Alliance, the Iraqi facilities that host them, in accordance with international law and relevant arrangements regarding the presence of those forces and in the form to be agreed upon between the two countries.

On the cultural level, the two governments discussed plans to return the important political archive to the Government of Iraq, and efforts to develop the capacities of Iraqi universities. The two parties also discussed plans to return artifacts and the Baath Party archive to Iraq.

The two parties reaffirmed their importance to the strategic relationship and their determination to take appropriate steps to enhance the interests of both countries and to achieve security, stability and prosperity in the region. 

The United States government welcomed the opportunity to reaffirm and strengthen its partnership with Iraq as the Iraqi Prime Minister begins to take over his government duties. 

Both governments look forward to in-depth discussions on the issues mentioned above at the meeting of the High Coordination Committee for Strategic Dialogue in Washington, DC, in July.

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An American-Iraqi strategic dialogue: a matter of interests and expectations Empty United Nations S/2014/440 Security Council Distr.: General 25 June 2014 Original: English

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United Nations S/2014/440 Security Council Distr.: General 

25 June 2014 Original: English



Letter dated 25 June 2014 from the Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

 I have the honour to transmit herewith a copy of the letter dated 25 June 2014 addressed to you from H.E. Hoshyar Zebari, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq (see annex).

 I should be grateful if the present letter and its annex could be circulated as a document of the Security Council. 

(Signed) Mohamed Ali Alhakim Ambassador Permanent Representative



Annex to the letter dated 25 June 2014 from the Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General [Original: Arabic]


 On 30 April 2014, the people of Iraq, with a great sense of national resolve that was witnessed by the entire world, defied the terrorists and went to the ballot box in great numbers in order to elect its representatives in the new Council of Representatives and choose a new Government, in accordance with the Constitution and in order to sustain its commitment to the political and democratic process. 

The Independent Electoral Commission, with the assistance of the United Nation Assistance Mission for Iraq, then announced the results, which were recently certified by the Federal Supreme Court.

 On 8 June 2014, with encouragement from several actors, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), an entity that is included in the international list of terrorist organizations, took control of the ancient city of Mosul, the capital of Ninawa governorate. It then pushed south towards towns and villages where Iraqis had exercised their democratic right to vote.

 ISIL has since been terrorizing citizens, carrying out mass executions, persecuting minorities and women, and destroying mosques, shrines and churche s. This group now threatens several governorates, including Baghdad, thanks to external support and the influx of thousands of foreign terrorists of various nationalities from across the border in Syria. 

In other parts of our country, particularly the western governorate of Anbar, ISIL is carrying out organized military operations across the Syrian border and controls a number of border crossings.

 The threat of ISIL is not new to us. Iraq has been subjected to terrorist attacks for nearly a decade by Al-Qaida, which has renamed itself ISIL. The situation has become more serious over the past two years, as ISIL has repeatedly launched attacks against Iraqi territory from eastern Syria. Hundreds of foreign suicide bombers have streamed into Iraq to murder its citizens in their markets, mosques, churches, playgrounds and schools. 

We have previously requested the assistance of the international community. While we are grateful for what has been done to date, it has not been enough. We therefore call on the United Nations and the international community to recognize the serious threat our country and the international order are facing. These international terrorist groups seek to eliminate borders, exacerbate violence and fan the flames of civil war. On the other hand, the Iraqi Government is seeking to avoid falling into a cycle of violence. To that end, we need your support in order to defeat ISIL and protect our territory and people. In particular, we call on Member States to assist us by providing military training, advanced technology and the weapons required to respond to the situation, with a view to denying terrorists staging areas and safe havens. 

We should like you to understand that the need is urgent, particularly at our western borders, which have become a staging ground and a magnet for terrorists from around the world.




As it fights against the networks of ISIL, the Government of Iraq reaffirms that it continues to respect human rights, as set out in the Constitution and international conventions, and that it remains committed to the constitutional process, pursuant to which the new Council of Representatives will soon meet. Through that process, we will endeavour to form a new Government that represents all communities in Iraq and all components of Iraqi society. We are also committed to continuing along the path of democracy and serving as an example to the peoples of the Middle East, a region that is witnessing political changes. Iraq is furthermore committed to becoming a pillar of international friendship and a country that supplies energy to and builds sound commercial relations with the world.

 At this critical juncture, we are facing a serious threat from international terrorist organizations. We therefore request urgent assistance from the int ernational community. This assistance should be provided in accordance with those bilateral and multilateral agreements that were approved by the Iraqi Government through its constitutional institutions. It must also be given with full respect for the prin ciple of national sovereignty and the Iraqi Constitution, and in accordance with Security Council resolution 1770 (2007), which gives Iraq the right to resort to the United Nations as it deems appropriate for the country, its interests and sovereignty, and in a manner that does not undermine its sovereignty. 

Lastly, we call on all Member States to act urgently to cut off all recruitment assistance and the vast amounts of financial, media and other forms of support that are being given to ISIL. 

During the past year, Iraq endured more than 300 suicide bombings that killed thousands of innocent Iraqis. We believe that all those attacks were carried out by foreign recruits who were sent to Iraq from Syria by the networks of ISIL. ISIL is proud of these attacks and boasts of the nationalities of the suicide attackers, who come from the Middle East, Europe and North America. 

This wave of mass killing in Iraq and other countries in the region and the world is an international problem and requires a collective response. We hope that the United Nations will help in organizing the fight against this onslaught as soon as possible. 

We also request the United Nations to consider what Iraq and other countries are going through at the hands of the gangs of ISIL and Al-Qaida as genocide. Accordingly, the international community must stand by those States, which are Members of the United Nations. 


(Signed) Hoshyar Zebari Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq




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Security Council

 Distr.: General 22 September 2014 

Original: English 


S/2014/691


Letter dated 20 September 2014 from the Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council I have the honour to attach herewith a letter dated 20 September 2014 from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq addressed to the President of the Security Council (see annex). 

I should be grateful if the present letter and its annex could be circulated as a document of the Security Council.

 (Signed) Mohamad Ali Alhakim Ambassador Permanent Representative



Annex to the letter dated 20 September 2014 from the Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

 [Original: Arabic]

 I should like to reaffirm the substance of the letter dated 25 June 2014 from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iraq addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the President of the Security Council (S/2014/440, annex), in which the international community was requested to support the effort to eradicate the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and restore stability to our country.

 On 15 September 2014, at the Paris conference, the international community attested to the fact that ISIL represents a threat to Iraq. We welcome the commitment that was made by 26 States to provide the new Iraqi Government with all necessary support in its war against ISIL, including appropriate military assistance through the provision of air cover in coordination with the Iraqi armed forces and in accordance with international law, without endangering the safety of civilians, ensuring that populated areas are not struck and respecting Iraq’s sovereignty.

 Iraq is grateful for the military assistance it is receiving, including the assistance provided by the United States of America in response to Iraq’s specific requests. Iraq and the United States have entered into a Strategic Framework Agreement, and that Agreement will help to make such assistance more effective and enable us to make great advances in our war against ISIL. Although Iraq is in great need of the assistance of its friends in combatting this evil terrorism, it nonetheless attaches great importance to preserving its sovereignty and its ability to take decisions independently, both of which must be honoured in all circumstances.

 As we noted in our earlier letter, ISIL has established a safe haven outside Iraq’s borders that is a direct threat to the security of our people and territory. By establishing this safe haven, ISIL has secured for itself the ability to train for, plan, finance and carry out terrorist operations across our borders. The presence of this safe haven has made our borders impossible to defend and exposed our citizens to the threat of terrorist attacks.

 It is for these reasons that we, in accordance with international law and the relevant bilateral and multilateral agreements, and with due regard for complete national sovereignty and the Constitution, have requested the United States of America to lead international efforts to strike ISIL sites and military strongholds, with our express consent. The aim of such strikes is to end the constant threat to Iraq, protect Iraq’s citizens and, ultimately, arm Iraqi forces and enable them to regain control of Iraq’s borders.

 We are grateful for the international community’s support and believe that the provision of additional assistance for the specific purpose of targeting ISIL will further help the Iraqi people and the security forces to turn the tide in the struggle against the terrorists, and thereby restore security and stability in our territory. Doing so will benefit the region and the entire world, from which ISIL must be completely eradicated. (Signed) Ibrahim al-Ushayqir al-Ja‘fari Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iraq




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[size=32][rtl]An in-depth session of the Strategic Dialogue in Washington during July[/rtl][/size]
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[rtl]An in-depth session of the Strategic Dialogue in Washington during July[/rtl]
[rtl]The United States pledges to reduce its forces and negotiate with Baghdad over the remainder[/rtl]
[rtl]Baghdad - Abdul-Latif al-Musawi[/rtl]





[rtl]The United States of America has announced its efforts to reduce its forces present in Iraq during the coming months and dialogue with the Iraqi government regarding the status of the remaining forces and that it does not intend to establish permanent military bases on its territory, and it has also renewed its respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq and the relevant decisions of the Iraqi legislative and executive authorities.[/rtl]
[rtl] While Iraq confirmed its commitment to protect the military forces of the international coalition, the two sides agreed to hold in-depth discussions at the meeting of the High Coordination Committee for Strategic Dialogue in Washington, scheduled for next month. On economic and energy issues, the two countries have realized the enormous economic challenges facing Iraq in light of the two pandemic crises such as 19- and the drop in oil prices, and the need for Iraq to adopt fundamental economic reforms.[/rtl]



[rtl] The United States discussed providing Iraq with economic advisers to work directly with the Government of Iraq, in order to help enhance the level of international support for the reform efforts of the Government of Iraq, including support from international financial institutions regarding serious plans to enact substantial economic reforms. The two governments discussed potential investment projects In which the international American companies engage in the energy sector and other fields, provided that the working conditions are favorable. Regarding the political aspects, the United States of America expressed its support for the Republic of Iraq, not only through close bilateral cooperation at the security and political levels only, but through Its support for Iraq and its new government. [/rtl]



[rtl]The two countries reaffirmed their importance to assist Iraq in implementing its governmental and reform program in a manner that meets the aspirations of the Iraqi people, including continuing humanitarian efforts, restoring stability, rebuilding the country, and organizing free, fair and fair elections. The United States, in cooperation with its international partners, affirmed its continued support for the preparations made by Iraq for the elections, and efforts to support the rule of law, human rights, and the return of displaced persons and facilitate their integration, especially minorities in Iraqi society that have been subjected to genocide by the ISIS terrorist organization. [/rtl]



[rtl]The two countries acknowledged that, in light of the distinguished progress on eliminating the terrorist threat from ISIS, the United States of America will continue in the coming months to reduce the number of forces present in Iraq and dialogue with the Iraqi government on the status of the remaining forces and where the focus of the two countries is towards developing a normal security relationship based on common interests . The United States of America has also confirmed that it does not seek to establish permanent bases or a permanent military presence in Iraq, as agreed previously in the 2008 Strategic Framework Agreement, which states that security cooperation is based on mutual agreements. [/rtl]



[rtl]The government of Iraq has committed to protecting the military forces of the international coalition, the Iraqi facilities that add them in line with international law and relevant arrangements regarding the presence of those forces and the form that will be agreed upon between the two countries. On the cultural level, the two governments have discussed plans to return the important political archive to the Iraqi government, and efforts to develop capabilities Iraqi universities. The two parties also discussed plans to return artifacts and the Baath Party archive to Iraq. The government of Iraq has committed to protecting the military forces of the international coalition, the Iraqi facilities that add them in line with international law and relevant arrangements regarding the presence of those forces and the form that will be agreed upon between the two countries.[/rtl]



[rtl] On the cultural level, the two governments have discussed plans to return the important political archive to the Iraqi government, and efforts to develop capabilities Iraqi universities. The two parties also discussed plans to return artifacts and the Baath Party archive to Iraq. The government of Iraq has committed to protecting the military forces of the international coalition, the Iraqi facilities that add them in line with international law and relevant arrangements regarding the presence of those forces and the form that will be agreed upon between the two countries. On the cultural level, the two governments have discussed plans to return the important political archive to the Iraqi government, and efforts to develop capabilities Iraqi universities. The two parties also discussed plans to return artifacts and the Baath Party archive to Iraq.[/rtl]



[rtl]The two sides reaffirmed the importance of the strategic relationship and their determination to take appropriate steps that work to promote the interests of both countries and to achieve security, stability and prosperity in the region. The United States government welcomed the opportunity to reaffirm and strengthen its partnership with Iraq as the Iraqi Prime Minister embarked on his assumption of government functions. Both governments look forward to in-depth discussions on the above-mentioned issues at the meeting of the High Coordination Committee for Strategic Dialogue in Washington, DC, in July. [/rtl]
[rtl]They are increasing sectarianism, which fuels extremism and terrorism, and we discussed this very important issue during the dialogue.) And in a related matter, the Victory Coalition called for serious negotiations that take care of the interests of Iraq. Iraq for any regional or international axis, and he saw that Iraq today does not need this large number of forces, only needs a limited number for the purposes of training and logistical and intelligence support to combat terrorism that extends and interferes regionally internationally, and called for relying on the broad axes of the strategic framework agreement and not limiting the relationship with Washington with sheer military or political affairs. Former Oil Minister Ibrahim Bahr Al-Uloum called in a tweet on Twitter to reveal Iraq’s vision of the dialogue and said (the government insists on not revealing the framework and content of the Iraqi vision that will be presented to the dialogue table with the United States ..[/rtl]






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An American-Iraqi strategic dialogue: a matter of interests and expectations Empty Kurdistan: The Iraqi-American dialogue is an important step to redefining the course of relations between the two parties

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[size=36]Kurdistan: The Iraqi-American dialogue is an important step to redefining the course of relations between the two parties[/size]






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Baghdad - Mawazine News


 The official of the Coordination and Follow-up Department in the Kurdistan Regional Council of Ministers, Abdul Hakim Khusraw, on Saturday, the Iraqi-American dialogue, considered an important and good step to redefining the course of relations between the two parties.

Khusrow explained, "Iraq has gone through several very important stages to restore it to normal status in the international and regional community since 2003 and until now."


He added, "The issue of changing regional transformations and crises that have passed in the region in general and in Iraq in particular has created a kind of confusion in international relations even with allies, which necessitated the government to start a dialogue with America to redefine the course of relations between all parties and countries according to mutual relations and interests." 



The common goals and concerns related to combating terrorism, stability and economic development, whether on the level of Iraq or the regional and international levels, considering that "Corona" has created a kind of political, administrative and economic restructuring of all countries in the world and the international system, after human concerns have become one.

He continued, "The right path for Iraq is to develop economic and cultural relations with the United States and culture through the presence of advisers with the government to restructure the economy and the desired reform, especially during the current stage that must witness diversification in the economy and not rely on oil as a primary source, and that there be a state Institutions that conduct the process of managing and directing the economy and all sectors, adopting a free economy and a strong private sector with legal cover and this is required from Al-Kazemi and needs cooperation with the United States and developed countries. ”


Khusrow pointed out that "Iraq, through internal national reconciliation, opening up to demonstrators and all political parties inside the country and ending the outstanding issues between the center and the region, as the government is the custodian of these files and balanced development in all provinces, we can say that the country has become part of the solution after it was a starting point for problems And political and regional crises, including those related to the issue of balanced relations, "explaining that" the opportunity now exists to develop balanced relations with the United States in accordance with common interests. "



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An American-Iraqi strategic dialogue: a matter of interests and expectations Empty The US State Department: The dialogue with Baghdad was excellent, and it will take us to a new era of relations

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The US State Department: The dialogue with Baghdad was excellent, and it will take us to a new era of relations




13-06-2020





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Baghdad / Al-Akhbariya:

The US State Department described today, Friday, the strategic dialogue between Baghdad and Washington in a positive manner, stressing that the dialogue will transfer relations from the military and security to a new stage.


"Her country wants all parties and components to have representatives in the Iraqi government," said Morgan Ortagios, a spokeswoman for the ministry, adding that the United States has provided the largest humanitarian aid to Iraq.


She continued that "the strategic dialogue between America and Iraq was positive, and we will remain In Iraq until the elimination of ISIS, stressing the necessity of “ending the presence of sectarian militias in Iraq.”


She went on to say: “We support the creation of complete democracy in Iraq, and we want to support Iraq to enjoy effective democracy,” calling for “returning the displaced to their areas to achieve stability.”


This stage will focus not only on the security and military field, but also on the political, diplomatic and cultural aspects between the two parties



We are satisfied and there is no doubt that the strategic dialogue between the United States of America and Iraq is just a first step, and this step is very positive, and we see it as a way to deepen bilateral relations. With Iraq, you know that we have been in Iraq for nearly two decades and we have shed a lot of light on the military and security side. "

She explained, "We have done a lot jointly with the Iraqi government and all the partners in the international coalition as well as the Kurds, and during the past few years we have achieved an excellent job of defeating the ISIS succession, and this is a very important gain, inevitably we will remain guests in Iraq until the time they want them, and until we make sure of the judiciary For ISIS in full, but it is time to take a step towards a more advanced stage in our relations and at this stage we will not focus our focus only on the security and military fields, but also on the political, diplomatic and cultural aspects between the two parties, and we will undoubtedly be interested in economic and financial relations. 



We want Iraq to become a country where investors The Americans are working in it with complete confidence, so we want to take our relations to a new era. "




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An American-Iraqi strategic dialogue: a matter of interests and expectations Empty While hosting the government's negotiating team with The United States. Al-Kaabi chairs a meeting of the heads of parliamentary committees to discuss the details of the strategic dialogue with the United States

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[ltr]While hosting the government's negotiating team with The United States. Al-Kaabi chairs a meeting of the heads of parliamentary committees to discuss the details of the strategic dialogue with the United States[/ltr]





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[ltr]Al-Kaabi to the Iraqi delegation: Your dialogue is based solely on the sovereignty and interests of Iraq and its people[/ltr]



[ltr]Mr. Hassan Karim al-Kaabi, First Vice President of the House of Representatives, on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, chaired a meeting with a number of heads and representatives of the parliamentary committees to discuss the details of the Iraqi-American dialogue, which was launched a few days ago and to learn about the steps and principles on which the delegation was based on security , economic and other aspects.[/ltr]



[ltr]During the meeting, which was devoted to hosting the government negotiating team with the United States headed by the senior undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr. Abdul Karim Hashim Mustafa, and the presence of Mr. Mohammed Haj Hammoud, and a number of other figures within the delegation, where the meeting heard a detailed presentation from the head of the delegation and members of the government about the details of the discussions and issues raised during the strategic dialogue that began on June 11, 2020, while the present delegation confirmed that the round of discussions was "good" and successful and came in accordance with the same resolutions. The link issued by the legislative and executive branches, stressing that the date of the next dialogue with Washington will start in July and all the ideas put forward by the members of the House of Representatives will be taken today.[/ltr]



[ltr]Al-Kaabi stressed that the issue of the withdrawal of American troops should be the first priority of all dialogues and joint agreements in the future, addressing the Iraqi delegation: Your dialogue is based on the sovereignty and interests of Iraq and its people only, expressing his hope that the dialogues managed by the negotiating team will be successful, and that these efforts will be successful in achieving the desired goals that the people and their representatives aspire to , calling on all political forces to be "one body" in the face of the challenges, especially the issue of securing sovereignty and control of the atmosphere, as well as economic and financial control. In light of the corona pandemic crises and the drop in oil prices.[/ltr]



[ltr]The members of the House of Representatives focused on a number of priorities that should be included in future dialogues with the U.S. side, including "security, economic, financial, culture, tourism, antiquities, foreign relations, investment and higher education."[/ltr]


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