MESOP NEWS – Wanted: A Counter-Iran Strategy – THE KURDISH REFERENDUM WAS A SYMBOLIC “NO”! TO ONGOING IRANIAN OCCUPATION

 

Iraqi Kurdistan Four Months after the Referendum –  Jerusalem Post, 20/1 2018 

By Jonathan Spyer

Four months on from the referendum which they had hoped would be a foundation stone for the building of statehood, Iraq’s Kurds are demoralized and facing an increasingly uncertain future.The loss of Kirkuk to the Iraqi army and its Shia militia allies halved the Kurdish Regional Government’s revenues in a single stroke.   The international airports at the KRG’s capital of Erbil and Suleymaniya remain closed. Only domestic flights are currently operating out of Erbil airport,  (the ‘Baghdad shuttle’, local Kurds call the air hub, which once carried air traffic from across the world. )

The only precarious links still maintained by the KRG to the outside world are the border crossings at Ibrahim Khalil to Turkey, and at Fishkhabur to the Kurdish-controlled Federation of Northern Syria.

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MESOP NEWS INTEL : How US Intelligence Failed, The Iraq-Niger Uranium Story

21 Jan 2018 by JOEL WING – MUSINGS ON IRAQ

Within the U.S. intelligence community that story that Iraq tried to buy yellowcake uranium from Niger was never very important. It was a considered a secondary claim to other reports that Iraq had restarted its nuclear program. It would later become a huge controversy when it was included in the president’s 2003 State of the Union address, and then Vice President Dick Cheney tried to discredit former Ambassador Joseph Wilson who disputed the story. That embarrassing episode was only the public face of a larger example of the intelligence failure America suffered from in the lead up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

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MESOP NEWS SADI PIRA PUK (SADDAM’S FORMER AGENT) : Ahmed Pîre, der die heutige Presseerklärung über das Thema gemacht hat, sagte, dass der 4. Ordentliche Kongress des YNK vor den Wahlen in der Region Kurdistan stattfinden wird und sagte: “Wir werden unseren Vorstand bald einberufen + entscheiden, wann der Kongress stattfinden wird.”

YNK: Kongre zamanına yapılacak – turkibas –21/01/2018 – 16:58 

Konuya ilişkin bugün basın açıklaması yapan Seidî Ehmed Pîre, YNK’nin 4. Olağan kongresinin Kürdistan Bölgesi seçimlerinden önce yapılacağını belirterek “Yakın bir zamanda yürütüme kurulumuz toplanıp kongrenin ne zaman yapılacağına karar verecekler1 dedi.
BasNews muhabirin kongrenin yerine dar bir toplantı yapılma ihtimali var mı soruna Seidî Ehmed Pîre, “YNK dar bir toplantı yapmayacak. Kongrenin engellenmesine yönelik de hiç bir çaba yok” cevabını verdi.

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A vision for ending Iraq’s crises / THE NATIONAL – The future of the state of Iraq is in the crosshairs, writes Barham Salih

MESOP NEWS SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ) : BARHAM SALIH HAS A VISION ! (BUT ALL HIS MONEY STORED IN UNITED STATES)

January 16, 2018 Updated: January 17, 2018 12:49 PM – The military defeat of ISIL, the ramifications from the Kurdish referendum and the upcoming parliamentary elections represent defining moments in Iraq’s contemporary history. There is now an opportunity to reorient Iraq’s trajectory and propel the country towards prosperity and stability. Failure to seize this opportunity will condemn Iraq to deepening instability and may well doom Iraq to utter collapse.

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MESOP NEWS : PKK GRÜNDET EIGENE NEUE EINFLUSSPARTEI IN SÜD KURDISTAN / IN ABSPRACHE MIT BAGHDAD

Morgen findet in der südkurdischen Stadt Silêmanî der Gründungskongress der Partei Tevgera Azadî statt.

ANF SILÊMANÎ Donnerstag, 18 Jan 2018, 14:17  – Nach der offiziellen Anerkennung der „Freien Gesellschaftsbewegung Kurdistan“ (Tevgera Azadî) nach irakischem Gesetz findet morgen in Silêmanî der erste Kongress statt. Die Versammlung wird von der Wahlkommission des Irak offiziell beobachtet werden.

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MESOP NEWS DOCUMENTS : Deloitte report on oil and gas in the Kurdistan Region

TUE, 16 JAN 2018 21:23 | KRG Cabinet  – As the Kurdistan Regional Government has promised, and to prove its commitment to transparency in the entire oil and gas sector of the Kurdistan Region, today the first report by the international auditing company, Deloitte, is released. The report, which includes verified numbers of export and sales of oil in the Kurdistan Region for the first six months of 2017, is available to the public.

According to the validated numbers, the total revenue generated from oil sales is 3,328,211,119 US Dollars, after deducting expenses. The average oil sales price for that period was 41.29 $/bbl for exported barrel of oil through pipelines, at a time when average Dated Brent price was approximately 51.71 $/bbl.

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MESOP NEW “tass” REPORT: PUTIN ON THE LEAD IN KURDISTAN & IRAQ

Russian Top Diplomat, US Iraqi Envoy Discuss Post-conflict Situation in Iraq

http://tass.com – Posted 2018-01-17 13:14 GMT –  Prospects for the development of the situation in Iraq after the defeat of Islamic State (a terrorist group outlawed in Russia) was in focus of a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and United Nations Secretary Generals’ Special Representative for Iraq and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Jan Kubis, the Russian foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

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MESOP NEWS : BAD FORECAST IRAQ & KURDS !

 Russia Today 17 Jan 2018 – RT @USIP: The Kurdish region’s economy is unraveling, with risks both for the KRG and Iraq’s central government:     

Iraq’s Impasse with Kurds Puts Post-ISIS Stabilization at Risk  

The impasse between Iraq’s central government and its Kurdistan Region is building into an ec… usip.org  www.mesop.de

 

 

 

MESOP NEWS : GOOD NEW FROM ERBIL/HEWLER – SOUTH KURDISTAN IRAQ

 16 Jan 2018 – We had a positive meeting today between the KRG/MNR and the DG of SOMO (the DG of Economic Department at the Iraq Ministry of Oil), discussed potential mechanisms for exporting Oil to receive a fair share of the Iraqi budget for the Region. Great step for further dialogue   – www.mesop.de

MESOP NEWS NENNENSWERTE PROJEKTE AUS DEUTSCHLAND IN KURDISTAN / IRAK & TÜRKEI

Schwabing  – Brot und Hoffnung

15 Jan 2018 – MESOP – Der in Unterföhring lebende kurdische Künstler Zuheir Darwish unterstützt mit seiner Arbeit Flüchtlinge in der Türkei und im Nordirak. Demnächst zeigt er seine Werke in der der griechisch-orthodoxen Metropolie in München

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