WH: U.S. providing Iraq with military equipment to fight insurgents

WH: U.S. providing Iraq with military equipment to fight insurgents

FALLUJAH, Iraq, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The United States has helped the Iraqi government put down the al-Qaida insurgency, but Iraqis must do the fighting themselves, the White House said Monday.

Iran, Iraq retain warm relations

BAGHDAD, June 23 (UPI) -- Iraq and Iran retain good relations, particularly in efforts to control cross-border militancy and internal threats, the Iraqi national security adviser said.

Britain urged to do more for hostages

BAGHDAD, May 28 (UPI) -- Britain needs to do more to speed the release of five men kidnapped in Baghdad two years ago, Iraq's national security adviser said.

PMOI files destined for courts, Iraq says

TEHRAN, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Files of members of an Iranian dissident group living in the Iraqi province of Diyala will be submitted to national courts, the Iraqi security adviser said.

Iraqi officials restate position on PMOI

TEHRAN, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- There is no other option available for the People's Mujahedin of Iran other than returning to Iran or finding asylum outside Iraq, officials said.

Iraq to command Awakening patrols Oct. 1

BAGHDAD, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. and Iraqi officials say they will transfer command of Sunni citizens' patrols to the Iraqi government next month.

Mosul fighting expected to be 'ferocious'

MOSUL, Iraq, May 16 (UPI) -- Iraqi military officials said Friday the operations targeting al-Qaida operatives in Mosul will be "ferocious" as the military campaign gains momentum.

Analysis: It's springtime; war in the air

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- It's springtime in the Middle East once again, and that usually means that fighting season may breakout soon. Unless….
CLAUDE SALHANI, UPI Contributing Editor

Commentary: Topic A on the Net

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- About 1,700 German companies are active in Iran ($7 billion in trade), where most companies are equipped with German technology. Under U.S. pressure, Germany’s three main commercial banks have closed their Tehran offices and Chancellor Angela Merkel, from the U.N. rostrum, urged a hard line against Iran’s nuclear program. But this finds little favorable echo in the Bundestag. Thus, EU sanctions would most likely be watered down to where neither Iran nor Germany would feel much pain.

Oil security improves, Iraq chief predicts

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Security of the oil infrastructure in Iraq is to be less of a priority than the economic factors, Iraq’s national security adviser predicts.

Iraq security head: Oil law blues a deal

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Iraq’s national security adviser says a deal is “very close” on a federal oil law -- one where “everybody goes home partly unhappy.”

Iraq will not disband Shiite police force

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Iraqi officials rejected calls from an independent U.S. commission to disband a national police force infiltrated by Shiite militias, saying it had been purged.

Iraq minister lobbies D.C. to keep troops

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- Iraqi national security adviser Mowaffak al-Rubaie is lobbying U.S. politicians in Washington to keep U.S. troops in Iraq to avoid anarchy.

Al-Qaida in Iraq leader injured, aide dead

BAGHDAD, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- An Iraqi Interior Ministry spokesman said the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq was wounded in a battle with police and his top aide was killed in the clash.

Iraq probes Saddam execution taunting

BAGHDAD, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The Iraqi government is investigating who taunted deposed leader Saddam Hussein on the gallows and circulated covert video footage of his death.
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Dr Mowaffak Baqer al-Rubaie (alternative transliterations Muwaffaq al-Rubaie and Muwaffaq al-Rubay'i) (Arabic: موفق الربيعي‎) is an Iraqi politician, and the current Iraqi National Security Advisor in the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. He was elected to the Iraqi Council of Representatives in December 2005 as a nominee of the United Iraqi Alliance.

A Shia Muslim and neurologist by training, al-Rabai'i was born in Kadhimiya and left Iraq in the early 1980s to study in Britain. There he became a member of the British Royal College of Physicians who practiced internal medicine and neurology and also went into publishing. In London he became a spokesman for the Islamic Dawa Party.

After the United States's 2003 invasion of Iraq he was appointed a member of the Iraqi Governing Council. In April 2004 he was appointed National Security Advisor by the Coalition Provisional Authority. He held this post until September 2004, when he was replaced by Qassim Daoud following a disagreement with then Prime Minister Iyad Allawi over how to deal with Muqtada al-Sadr.

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