TNT – “Tidbits From TNT” Sunday 1-21-2024

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Tishwash:  A new reading of ending the foreign presence.. Will the Sudanese government go through with it?

 Journalist Halim Salman suggested on Saturday that the government of Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani would proceed with pushing the House of Representatives to issue a law to gradually end foreign presence in the country.

Salman said in a statement  “Issuing the law (ending the foreign presence) will oblige all parties not to deviate from the circle of obedience to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, and the Iraqi government bears full responsibility for protecting and defending all citizens at home and abroad, and does not allow any An international or local body may exercise its arbitrariness and tyranny against Iraqi sovereignty.”

He pointed out that “the Americans, according to the statements of their officials, are serious this time about responding, in the language of killing, to the parties that target their bases or headquarters in Iraq or Syria.

Warnings have been sent through the media and the ambassador about (responding to the factions that are involved in attacking the American presence in the region).”

He continued, “The Iraqi government, despite its condemnation of the recent American strikes that targeted one of the leaders of the Mobilization Forces, and the Prime Minister’s call to gradually end the foreign presence in Iraq, is embarrassed by the involvement of some Iraqis in drone strikes on the headquarters of the American presence.”

Salman expected that “the Sudanese government will continue to push the House of Representatives to gradually issue a law to end foreign presence. This approach, if serious, will oblige all parties to adhere to and not violate and deviate from the circle of obedience to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.” link

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CandyKisses:  Washington will allow its combat forces to leave again. The government decides and internal opponents oppose

Information/private.

After the popular, political and official statements and demands from the government for the need for the withdrawal of US combat forces from the country, Washington still dominates the Iraqi airspace with its military aircraft and combat bases, as the Iraqi side is waiting for the completion of the members of the joint committee formed by the government in order to set time limits for the removal of those forces. 

*Washington’s procrastination

Talking about this file, a member of the House of Representatives, Muhammad al-Sayhoud, reveals the completion of the members of the Iraqi joint committee with the United States of America to remove foreign combat forces from the country, while he stressed that the government is waiting for the completion of the members of the American committee in order to pave the way for the removal process and the start of bilateral meetings.

Al-Sayhoud said in an interview with the agency / Information /, that “the seriousness of the government to remove Washington forces will be applied on the ground through the time periods that will be agreed upon by the parties,” noting that “the Iraqi committee was formed from a government team and those with diplomatic competence.”

He continued, “The government has taken a final decision to set a timetable for the removal of combat forces from the country during the coming period,” adding that “members of the Iraqi joint committee with the United States of America to remove its combat forces from the country has been completed.”

The member of the House of Representatives concludes, his speech: “There is no interest for Iraq from the continued presence of combat forces of Washington in military bases,” noting that “the government is waiting for the completion of the members of the American committee In order to pave the way for the removal of combat forces.”

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Tishwash:  Indonesia expresses its desire to invest in Iraq: trade exchange reaches $272 million

The Indonesian ambassador to Iraq, Almar A. Lewis, indicated today, Sunday, that the volume of trade exchange between the two countries has reached 271 million and 800 thousand dollars annually, and it is likely that a meeting of the Indonesian-Iraqi Friendship Committee will be held in the first quarter of this year.

Lewis said, “Indonesia has great cooperation with Iraq, especially in the food field, and it seeks to establish two factories for manufacturing Indomie noodles in the provinces of Babil and Sulaymaniyah, in addition to the desire of a private company to invest in the field of medicine, as well as street maintenance and rehabilitation companies.” And infrastructure after the agreement with the Iraqi government,” according to the official newspaper

The Indonesian ambassador added, “The volume of trade exchange between the two countries amounts to 271 million and 800 thousand dollars, and most of the balance of exchange is Indonesia’s purchase of Iraqi crude oil, while Iraq’s purchases from Indonesia are medicines, stationery, furniture, and coal,” describing the current figures as “negligible if “It was not compared to other Arab countries.”

He stated that “Indonesia has programs to train Iraqis in the fields of oil and aviation, as one of the private companies provides maintenance service for one of the Iraqi airline companies, in addition to cooperation in the field of education between an Indonesian university and its counterpart in Erbil,” pointing out that “the two countries have a plan to hold a meeting.” The Indonesian-Iraqi Friendship Committee was held in the first quarter of this year, after being postponed for years due to the “Corona” pandemic. link

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CandyKisses:  Including Saudi Arabia. 3 countries submit offers to invest in modern irrigation technologies in Iraq

Economy News – Baghdad

The Ministry of Agriculture announced on Sunday the desire of some countries to offer partnership and investment in Iraq, especially in the field of modern irrigation techniques, while revealing contracts for the purchase of thousands of modern irrigation systems of various sizes from emergency security allocations and the operational budget.

Iyad al-Bolani, director general of the ministry’s agricultural investment department, said that “investment offers have been submitted to the ministry from many countries in the field of agricultural projects, and they have not yet been decided, because investment in the agricultural sector needs time, in order to choose the right place and analyze the soil, the nature of the water, its quantities or stocks, especially since most of the new investments are in areas that depend on groundwater.”

Al-Bolani explained that “the countries that applied for investment diversified their projects, including investment in strategic crops and complementary projects,” stressing that “all offers are now in the process of discussion.”

He added that “the directives of Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani, and Minister of Agriculture Abbas Al-Alawi, emphasize the trend towards the use of modern irrigation techniques,” noting that “Iraq needs intensive efforts in order to move to modern technologies and keep pace with the climate challenges that have occurred worldwide.”