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Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Dr. Haider Al-Abadi chairs a meeting of the Ministerial Council for National Security






October -9- 2017

The Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Dr. Haider Al-Abadi chaired a meeting of the Ministerial Council for National Security.

The Council praised the great victories achieved by our heroic forces in Hawija and its effort to liberate all Iraqi territory and crush the terrorist gangs.

The Council noted that the priority remains the defeat of terrorism, the liberation of land and the securing of borders.

As for the illegal referendum in the Kurdistan region, the Council continued to implement the previous decisions of the Council of Ministers, in addition to taking new measures to restore the federal authority in the region and the disputed areas, stressing that these measures are not punitive and for the benefit of the Kurdish citizen.

The Council reviewed progress for the prosecution of state employees within the region who carried out the referendum procedures in violation of the decisions of the Federal Court and preparing to take legal action against them.

The Council also followed the procedures taken by the Iraqi asset recovery team to follow up the accounts of officials in the Kurdistan region who deposited the oil export money in their accounts. The sub-committee responsible for this file presented a progress report, which included many decisions that will contribute to the recovery of Iraqi funds and the prosecution of corrupt officials.

The Council passed a resolution that the mobile phone networks should return to federal authority and oversight transferred to Baghdad.

The Council discussed the official request of the government to Iran and Turkey to deal with the federal government exclusively with regard to the border ports and the closure of all ports with these two countries until the receipt of the administration by the federal government, and to stop all commercial transactions, especially on the export and sale of oil with the Kurdistan region and this be dealt with exclusively by the Iraqi Federal Government.

The Council also issued other resolutions and measures in this regard.

Prime Minister’s Media Office
9 October 2017