TNT – “Tidbits From TNT” Wednesday Morning 4-10-2024

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CandyKisses:  Al-Khazali: There should be no complacency on the issue of the withdrawal of foreign and US forces from Iraq

Shafaq News / The Secretary-General of the “Asaib Ahl al-Haq” Qais al-Khazali, on Wednesday, stressed the need not to tolerate the exit of all foreign forces, including the United States, from Iraqi territory, as the success of the visit of Prime Minister Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani to the United States of America depends on this exit.

Khazali said in his Eid prayer sermon among a gathering of worshipers in Baghdad, that “the issue of the exit of foreign forces, especially the US forces, is a fundamental and strategic importance that must not be tolerated,” adding that “this presence is illegal and illegitimate.”

He added that “there are some politicians who defend the foreign presence and they only represent themselves,” adding that the position of Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani and the framework and the Iraqi resistance is clear in not agreeing to the survival of this illegal and illegal presence.

Khazali stressed that “there is no room for the survival of these forces,” addressing them, “and if you do not preach and understand this message, then the full justification to resist this illegal and illegal presence in all ways, foremost of which are military operations,” stressing that “the American exit is inevitable.”

Tishwash:  Details of a “new” meeting to end the international coalition’s mission in Iraq

The spokesman for the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Major General Yahya Rasoul, announced this evening, Tuesday, the details of the meeting of the Supreme Military Committee of the International Coalition in Iraq.

Rasoul said in a statement, received by Al-Youm Al-Akhbariya, that “yesterday, the eighth of this month of April, in the capital, Baghdad, the Iraqi Supreme Military Committee held a meeting with the Supreme Military Committee of the International Coalition in Iraq, and the two committees are concerned with ending the mission of the International Coalition in Iraq.” 

He added, “During the meeting, the work of the subcommittees was discussed since their launch in January 2024, and the assessment of the threat of ISIS terrorist gangs, the operational environment, the current security situation, and the capabilities of the Iraqi security forces.” 

According to Rasoul, members of the two military committees praised “the achievements and sacrifices made in the battles to defeat ISIS, and the continuing efforts to prevent the return of these terrorist gangs, as well as supporting Iraq’s sovereignty, unity, and stability.” 

The spokesman for the Commander-in-Chief indicated that the two sides “confirmed the capabilities and capabilities of the Iraqi security forces to defeat ISIS, and they also confirmed that the subcommittees will continue their work to present evaluations to the Supreme Military Committee to submit recommendations in order to make a decision regarding the timetable for the transfer of the international coalition in Iraq to… Establishing a bilateral security partnership between Iraq and the United States, which contributes to raising the capabilities of the Iraqi security forces and working to develop them, which enhances the stability and security of Iraq and the region.”   link

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Tishwash:  Al-Khazali calls for Iraq’s freedom to dispose of dollars: America is not kind to us and this is our money

The Secretary-General of the “Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq” group, Qais Al-Khazali, on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Muhammad Shia’a Al-Sudani to emphasize the issue of Iraq’s freedom to dispose of its US dollar funds during his upcoming visit to the United States of America.

Al-Khazali said in an Eid prayer sermon that he delivered to a gathering of worshipers in Baghdad, “The issue of economic sovereignty, and Iraq’s ownership of its decision-making and sovereignty regarding its disposal of its US dollar funds, is important and complex.”

He added, “America is not favoring us, and this is our money,” stressing the importance of “Iraq having the freedom to dispose of this money according to its interests.”

Al-Khazali continued by saying, “Iraq has demonstrated – despite the unfair, unrealistic and exaggerated conditions set by the US Treasury on disposing of the dollar – great compliance with these conditions,” considering that the United States is trying “to exploit the economic card to maintain the current military status of its forces in Iraq, and this is what we do not accept.” link

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Tishwash:  Eid morning in Iraq…stability, security, and long queues at the “Al-Kaahi and Al-Qaymar”

Iraqis live the atmosphere of Eid al-Fitr in a completely stable and safe atmosphere, and while millions of Muslims performed Eid prayers in mosques and Husseiniyas, they were keen to eat the most famous “ryok” dish after the month of fasting, “kahi and qaymar.”

Most of Baghdad’s streets were characterized by calm and lack of traffic on the morning of Eid, while many popular restaurant areas witnessed crowding with thousands of citizens who rushed to buy Iraqi ryokan supplies.

Today is the first day of Eid al-Fitr, and most Islamic countries and religious authorities have agreed that today, Wednesday, is the first of Shawwal.

Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani met with a number of citizens in the center of the capital, Baghdad, on the eve of Eid Al-Fitr  .

The Prime Minister’s Media Office stated in a statement, “Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani conducted a field tour in the center of the capital, Baghdad, in which he met a number of Iraqi families on the eve of Eid Al-Fitr, where he offered his best congratulations to the citizens on this happy occasion, asking God Almighty to “He will bring it back to the Iraqis with Yemen, goodness, love and stability.”

According to the statement, the Prime Minister listened to “the opinions of citizens regarding the service projects implemented and others being implemented in Baghdad, where they expressed their support for the current government efforts, and their aspiration towards more work and achievements that meet the demands and needs of citizens, and advance the country for the better link