TNT – “Tidbits From TNT” Monday 3-11-2024

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Tishwash:  Sudani resolves the fate of the strategic framework agreement after the US withdrawal

Mawazine News – Baghdad

Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani stressed on Monday that Iraq does not need foreign soldiers from 86 countries under the international coalition, noting that the US withdrawal does not mean the break or the termination of the coordination framework agreement at all.

Al-Sudani said in an interview followed by Mawazine News that “the US withdrawal does not mean canceling the strategic framework agreement and then announcing the break.”

He added that “negotiations between America and Iraq are conducted militarily without policy intervention and are professional and depend on three circumstances, including an assessment of the threat of ISIS, operational conditions and an assessment of the capabilities of Iraqi forces in the face of dangers.”

He pointed out that “Iraq will work to schedule the American withdrawal after taking into account all those assessments and then it will work to develop US-Iraqi relations and work in accordance with the Strategic Framework Agreement.”

CandyKisses:  Amid Doubts About Its Uselity. Sudani Is Preparing For A US Tour To Arrange Relations And End The Existence Of The International Coalition

 Earth News / Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’ Al-Sudani is preparing to conduct an important visit to the United States of America to meet a large number of officials there, led by Joe Biden, to discuss many important issues, especially in light of the development of the aggression on some areas of the Middle East, in addition to the aggression against the Iraqi security forces by the US aircraft.

This visit comes in light of the dangerous escalation in the world and warnings of the expansion of the circle of fighting, while the Sudani will carry many other sensitive files, most notably the foreign presence in Iraq, in addition to the continuation of strikes between the Iraqi resistance factions and the American forces.

In September last year, the Sudani participated in the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, during which he met with the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, but did not meet with President Joe Biden, at which time the US minister invited the Iraqi Prime Minister to visit Washington and meet with Biden, to discuss bilateral relations.

On this visit, political analyst Ghalib Al-Dami said in an interview with Earth News, that “the talk about the visit took place a year ago when the government was formed and its date was not set and US Secretary of State Blinken had previously invited the Sudanese to visit the United States, but without specifying the appropriate date, which caused its postponement.”

He added that “the Sudanese visit and his meeting with US President Biden, who says about the media that he is lack of memory, will not have a significant impact on the consideration that the current President Biden will leave his position after about 8 months,” noting that “the visit will be very useful if it includes other US departments such as the parliament, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of State and the decision-making departments in Washington.”

Al-Da’ami pointed out that “the Sudanese Prime Minister will carry with him all files related to the Iraqi economy, Iraqi security, the American presence, the stability of the country and everything related to it.”

For his part, the government spokesman, on behalf of Al-Awadi, revealed in a statement followed by Earth News, that “the date of the Prime Minister’s visit will be during the spring, explaining that its goal is to arrange bilateral economic, political, cultural and security relations, end the mission of the international alliance and move to a bilateral relationship only.”

With regard to the calm between the United States and the Iraqi factions, Al-Awadi stressed that “stability in Iraq and the cessation of strikes directly contributed to the completion of dialogue and the timetable for the end of the mission of the international coalition and the withdrawal of foreign forces,” but said that “the targeting of Iraqi bases in which international advisers are present, is reflected negatively on the speed of completion of the mission of the Supreme Military Committee and the completion of the task of ending the international coalition.”

The Sudanese’s visit, which is expected during the next two months, which was postponed more than once, due to the tense regional conditions, most notably the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip, is important in the eyes of the observer circles, as it is his first official visit since he took office in October 2022, and it will be on its agenda to discuss security unrest, including the escalation of mutual attacks between the United States and Islamic resistance factions since the beginning of the events in Gaza.

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CandyKisses:  The first Iraqi religious reference announces the “first day” of Ramadan

Shafaq News / Iraqi cleric Kamal Al-Haidariannounced that the first day of the holy month of Ramadan will be on Monday, March 11, 2024, according to a statement issued by his office, Shafaq News.

The statement explained that “this is based on the jurisprudential building of his eminence, which is based on accurate scientific and astronomical calculations that indicate that the central pairing (central) will take place on Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 09:00 UTC, God willing.”

He continued that “the possibility of seeing the crescent as shown in the two figures below indicates that it can be seen on Sunday evening with an armed eye only (the telescope) in multiple areas of the two continents of North and South America based on the return criterion, and on the Yalop standard, it can also be seen by telescope only in many areas of the western North America and some areas of the Latin American continent, in addition to the possibility of seeing it with the naked eye in the case of the serenity of the full atmosphere and monitoring by an experienced observer in some areas of the western North America continent