Walkingstick » April 5th, 2017
Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies
5 April 2017
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi visited Washington on March 20, during which he met US President Donald Trump and participated in a meeting at the US State Department that included officials from 68 countries and organizations to discuss the acceleration of the war against the Islamic state organization in Iraq and Syria. Urging). The visit coincided with the 14th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, which Trump had already supported, before returning and declaring his opposition.
Although Abadi came to Washington interested in obtaining greater US military and logistical support in the fight against an oppressive organization, this was not his main concern. He also tried to obtain economic aid. Iraq faces a major financial crisis as a result of the war against "Da'ash". After meeting Trump, he said that force alone was not enough to defeat terrorism, and that Iraq was looking "for more cooperation with the United States." In addition to mobilizing military support, Abadi worked on mobilizing economic support for the reconstruction of Iraq's devastated cities and facing the displacement of more than four million people.
"We want to see more money so that we can restore prosperity and stability in war-affected areas," he said at a meeting of representatives of the International Coalition at the State Department. Quickly.
Although the White House agreed that "terrorism can not be defeated by force
"Trump's financial pledges to Iraq will remain mere promises, because the budget he proposed included a reduction in funding for the State Department and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) alone. He noted the strengthening of economic relations between the two countries. Such pledges would probably remain within the framework of the promises. Trump's proposed budget recently cut funding for the State Department and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) by nearly 30 percent, both the ministry and the agency contribute significantly to peacekeeping missions and international development programs.
The United States budget, if approved by Congress, contradicts the positions of the administrations of former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, as they considered the support of the projects to be more than $ 3 billion. Despite the assertion by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the meeting of the coalition countries mentioned that efforts in Iraq and Syria will soon shift from "major military operations to stability," he stressed that the funding That's Jh "We, as an alliance, are not involved in the building or reconstruction of any country; we must ensure that our country's precious and limited resources are allocated to prevent the return of the needy and to equip war-torn societies to take the lead in Rebuild their institutions, and return to stability. "
Trump's administration appears to be primarily concerned with efforts to fight "da'ash" and to ensure that its power and control are not revived by persuading Abadi to avoid sectarian and exclusionary policies that contribute to the strengthening of the organization and provide him with angry recruits.
More than a dozen senators, including Republican Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Crocker, sent a letter to Trump before his meeting with Abbadi demanding that he pressure the latter to share power with the "Sunni component" and defuse tensions with the Kurds; As conditions for stabilization, and receive US support. Trump's ambition is to limit Iranian influence in Iraq. In this context, Abadi was keen to reassure the Americans that he would seek partnership with the Sunnis, specifically in Mosul, and would not accept any foreign influence in Iraq, including Iran.
Is there a new US strategy to combat the "Dahesh"?
During his campaign for the presidency, Trump continued to criticize the strategy of former President Barak
"The Trump administration is concerned with efforts to fight and to ensure that its power and control are not revived." Obama, in the fight against a militant organization, talked about drastic changes he would make in this strategy if he succeeds in reaching the presidency. There is information that US Defense Secretary James Matisse recently presented Trump with a broad outline of a strategy to defeat the "
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Samson » April 5th, 2017
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 08:48
He denied the leadership of the popular crowd Hassan The support, Wednesday, the news that talked about the lack of employees of the popular crowd by the federal government pay the salaries, noting that "there is a delay in the equality of the crowd with the rest of the salaries of employees of the security forces in the state."
He told The support in a press statement that "Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi promised body supreme crowd implementation of the popular crowd law and to increase the employees of the crowd salaries during the upcoming few days, calling for" speed up the application of the law, which began in the parliament and the equality of the crowd with their peers from the security services. "
He Added Support for the "lack of delay in the salaries of employees of the crowd, stressing that" all employees of the crowd received their salaries on time