MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : PUTIN WELCOME EVERYWHERE ! – Sadr Urges Russian Authorities to Play Role in Upgrading Iraq’s Services
SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ) – By Mohammed Ebraheem – IRAQI NEWS – 2018-07-10 22:19 GMT
Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has called on Russian authorities to play a role in improving the humanitarian and service situation in the country.
Sadr made the remark during a meeting with Russian Ambassador to Iraq Maxim Maximov in Al Najaf Al Ashraf city, his media office said in a statement.Sadr, according to the statement, voiced his desire to form “a parental national government that is capable of overcoming serious challenges facing the country in the current period.”The Russian ambassador, meanwhile, congratulated Sadr on winning the May 12 parliamentary elections.Al-Sadr’s Sairoon coalition won 54 parliamentary seats in the May 12 parliamentary polls, followed by an al-Hashd al-Shaabi-linked coalition (47 seats) and Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi’s Victory bloc (42 seats), according to the election commission.
MESOPOTAMIA NEWS TODAYS COMMENTARY BY SALIH MUSLIM MOHAMED – Syrian Kurdish (PKK/PYD) leader says regime not serious about dialogue
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Salih Muslim, the former co-chairman of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), said fake leaks by the Syrian government show Damascus is not serious with negotiations.“The fake leaks by the regime apparatus and outlets about meetings and agreements despite north Syria administration’s denial indicates the regime is not serious and unwilling for any solution to rescue Syria,” the former PYD co-head tweeted on Monday.
“The regime still believes that surrender means peace, and they don’t respect the people’s will,” he concluded.
SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ) – MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : BIG TROUBLE INSIDE OF THE GORRAN FAMILY
Fazel Hawramy July 9, 2018 – AL MONITOR – Article Summary – The Gorran movement is facing accusations of nepotism, as the two sons of the movement’s founder have gained ownership of its financial assets. A decade after Nawshirwan Mustafa led a rebellion within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) over nepotism, corruption and family-based politics, the reform-oriented Gorran (Change) movement he later founded is ironically facing similar challenges.
WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)
US Military Delivers New Supplies to Kurdish Forces Despite Turkey’s Disapproval
By Leith Aboufadel Al-Masdar News – Posted 2018-07-09 21:37 GMT – The U.S. military has delivered more supplies to the Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria recently, despite Turkey’s outspoken disapproval.According to activists from the Syrian Democratic Forces, their troops received new military supplies from the U.S. Army in the northern province of Al-Hasakah.
Tennis mit König Faisal Bin Hussein – GERTRUDE BELL – Von Professor Dr. Benedikt Stuchtey
Als Gelehrten-Verwalter stellten sie im 19. Jahrhundert ihr Wissen in den Dienst der europäischen Kolonialmächte. Die meisten waren Männer. Doch ohne Gertrude Bell sähe die nahöstliche Landkarte heute wohl anders aus. Ein Gastbeitrag.
Während der Hochzeit der europäischen kolonialen Expansion und der Blüte des britischen Empires machte ein besonderer Typus Wissenschaftler von sich reden. Man nannte sie „Gelehrten-Verwalter“ („scholar-administrators“). Diese Bezeichnung brachte ihre doppelte Eigenschaft schön auf den Punkt. Denn in beiden Welten, in der wissenschaftlichen wie der politisch-administrativen, waren sie gleichermaßen zu Hause. Die meisten von ihnen waren, wie nicht anders zu erwarten, Männer. Umso interessanter sind die Frauen, die als Gelehrten-Verwalter Geschichte schreiben und machen sollten. Etwa die vor 150 Jahren, am 14. Juli 1868, geborene Gertrude Bell.
PDKI Supports The U.S. Department of State’s Statement on Iran’s Assassination of Dr. Ghassemlou
July 9, 2018 – STATEMENT BY PDKI
In a statement, the Executive Board of PDKI welcomes and supports the United States recent efforts to raise international awareness on the global assassination campaign and other terrorist activities of the Islamic Republic of Iran from 1979 to the present. In particular, PDKI welcomes and supports U.S. efforts to remind Europe of the assassination of the Kurdish leader Dr. Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou by Iranian diplomats-cum-terrorists in Vienna on July 13, 1989.
MESOPOTAMIA NEWS INTEL: BY MEIR AMIT INTELLIGENCE & TERRORISM INFORMATION CENTER – ISRAEL – SPOTLIGHT ON IRAN
“The Owj Arts and Media Organization:” An Iranian NGO, tied to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, plays a central role in the struggle for hearts and minds at home and abroad –
Published: 09/07/2018 – Main Argument – The Arts and Media Owj Organization (literally: “climax”) is a non-governmental organization operating in Iran since the spring of 2011. The organization initiates, leads and promotes activity in the spheres of art and culture inspired by the values of the Islamic Revolution and in accordance with the official ideology of the Iranian regime. The Owj organization is tied to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and the content distributed by it is used to promote radical worldviews reflective of the position of the Iranian regime and the revolutionary current in Iran. The productions of the organization reflect a critical position toward the nuclear policy adopted by President Rouhani, deep hostility toward the United States, Israel and recently Saudi Arabia as well. The anti-Israeli and anti-Zionist activism of the organization includes, among other facets, involvement in Holocaust denial and production of movies and television serials that reflect anti-Zionist and even anti-Semitic views.
Maya GebeilyVerified account @GebeilyM Jul 7 – ICYMI, a look at #Syria‘s M5 highway – a military timeline of an economic lifeline. With great insight from @emile_hokayem, @macaronjoe, Bassam Abou Abdallah & @Nawaroliver –
Paving the way: Syria highway traces winning regime strategy – @GebeilyM on the Syrian government’s methodic, step-by-step retaking of the M5 highway since 2016, which appears to have been one of several red threads running through the Astana process.
Paving the way: Syria highway traces winning regime strategy – From second city Aleppo all the way down to the border with Jordan, Syria’s longest highway c… au.news.yahoo.com
Marianna Belenkaya July 5, 2018 – AL MONITOR – Article Summary – A visit by Jordan’s foreign minister to Moscow comes as one link in a chain of Russia’s recent consultations with key regional players on the state of affairs in Syria. The July 4 visit of Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi to Moscow shed little light on a potential deal regarding southern Syria — a topic many expect to be on the agenda for the coming meeting in Helsinki between the US and Russian presidents.
The meeting left Russian journalists disappointed. But the real issue is whether the visit met the expectations of the Jordanians, who came to Moscow with a set of concrete suggestions.