Wednesday's Newspapers Focus On Biden's Invitation To The PM To Visit The White House...And Iraq's Intention To Summon The Turkish Ambassador And Deliver Him A Letter Of Protest Against The Backdrop Of The Bombing Of Arbat Airport.
Baghdad / NINA / -The Wednesday newspapers issued today paid attention to the official invitation that Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani received from US President Joe Biden to visit the White House and participate in the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly in New York and Iraq’s intention to summon the Turkish ambassador and deliver a letter of protest against the backdrop of the bombing that targeted Arbat Airport.
The semi-official newspaper Al-Sabah, affiliated with the Iraqi Media Network, said that Prime Minister Muhammad Al-Sudani received an official invitation yesterday, Tuesday, from US President Joe Biden to visit the White House.
The newspaper quoted a statement from the Prime Minister’s Media Office, saying, “The Prime Minister met in New York with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, on the sidelines of his participation in the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly at its seventy-eighth session.”
The newspaper pointed out that the statement was confirmed by saying, “The American Minister passed President Joseph Biden’s invitation to al-Sudani to visit the White House in order to further discuss bilateral relations between the two countries.” Adding that the Prime Minister affirmed “his appreciation for the invitation and his readiness to respond to it at a date to be determined later,” stressing “the The importance of resuming the work of the joint Iraqi-American committee, with regard to the strategic framework agreement between the two countries.
Meanwhile, the newspaper continued, the Prime Minister met in New York with German Chancellor Olaf Schulz, and Al-Sudani pointed out that there is a clear growth in the relationship between Iraq and Germany, and progress in the action plan that the two sides agreed upon during his visit to Berlin at the beginning of this year, including the implementation of contracts which were signed with Siemens Energy Company, expressing Iraq's desire to develop cooperation in the field of clean and renewable energy.
Regarding Turkey’s bombing of Arbat Airport, Al-Zawraa newspaper affiliated with the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate said that the Presidency of the Republic confirmed its intention to summon the Turkish ambassador in Baghdad and deliver a letter of protest addressed to the Turkish Presidency, while the spokesman for the Commander-in-Chief, Major General Yahia Rasool, revealed the details of the bombing of Arbat Airport in Sulaymaniyah Governorate.
The newspaper quoted the Presidency of the Republic in a statement as saying, “Day after day, systematic military attacks on Iraqi territory, specifically in the Kurdistan region, are escalating without military or security justification, as the aggression targeted innocent civilians and military and security headquarters. We have made it clear to the concerned Turkish authorities on previous occasions that Iraq is ready to sit with the relevant security authorities to fill the gaps that Turkey believes are places of infiltration for those who want to harm its security without seeing a real response to our calls.
The newspaper focused on confirming the statement: “Some security violations and some military operations between neighboring countries are possible. However, launching successive military attacks targeting cities and civilians, as well as military personnel, is something that international law rejects and contradicts the principles of good neighborliness, especially if the aggression is carried out with weapons that are only used for open wars. Such as drones, which have become a usual means of Turkish aggression against Iraqi lands, which threatens the security and stability that Iraq enjoys today and which it has not witnessed since 2003. We condemn in the strongest terms these repeated attacks on the safe cities of the region.
The newspaper stressed: “Since 2003, successive Iraqi governments have worked to send reassuring messages to neighboring countries, the region and the world, that the new Iraq only believes in dialogue as a language for understanding and resolving problems and areas of disagreement and disparity, and has demonstrated its new trends by building bridges of communication and restoring weakened relations, which was weakened by the policies of the previous regime and the establishment of major joint projects and the opening of its doors to countries that found in the Iraqi market the largest outlet for reviving their economy, especially neighboring Turkey, and for this Iraqi openness and good faith to be confronted with such reactions and drones is unacceptable and the Iraqi state will not remain silent about it..”/End