Salih to New York

Saturday 21st September 2019 - 15:33

Salih to New York

Baghdad - INA

When President Barham Salih arrives in New York to participate in the UN General Assembly meetings, the spotlight will be on him more than others, the importance of the files he will present, and the most prominent implications of the region, which will again dominate the meetings of the General Assembly.

Without underestimating all the other issues and other political players, the participation of President Barham Saleh is very important, as he comes to New York with a set of difficult interests and goals facing Iraq and the region .. Iraq will have an active role in what is happening in the Middle East, according to An Al-Monitor article that highlighted President Salih's participation in the General Assembly meetings. Iraqi President Barham Saleh deserves to be seen next week, not only because Iraq is on the front lines of any possible escalation in US-Saudi-Iranian hostilities over the September 14 attacks on Aramco's oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran.

Perhaps just as important or more important, Salih's message would be that changes in Iraq's policies reveal how they can be part of the solution to the regional crisis through diplomacy and economic integration, in other words, Iraq as a bridge rather than a battlefield.

 Iraq was known for its partisan policies, but this is more in the past than in the present.With regard to security in particular, the presence of President Salih coincides with Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and Speaker of the House of Representatives Mohammed Halbousi, as none of the three presidents direct the parliamentary blocs to set an agenda, and this may be beneficial, their strength lies in their unity and commitment to state institutions, has allowed This is for Iraq to draw a new independent foreign policy