Biden signs a decree regarding Iraq .. these are its details
International: Al Furat News… Today, the US President, Joe Biden, signed a decree extending the state of national emergency, related to the situations in Iraq and Syria, for another year.
“There are still obstacles to the orderly reconstruction of Iraq, the restoration and maintenance of peace and security in the country, and the development of political, administrative and economic institutions in Iraq,” said a statement extending the state of emergency with regard to Iraq, published on the White House website.
The statement added that these obstacles “pose an extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of Iraq and the United States of America as well. Therefore, (Joe Biden) decided that it is necessary to continue the state of national emergency declared under Executive Order 13303 regarding the stability of Iraq.”
In another separate statement regarding the extension of the state of emergency in Syria, the White House said that “the brutality of the regime and its suppression of the Syrian people … not only endanger the Syrian people themselves, but also generate instability throughout the region.”
The statement added that the Syrian regime’s actions and policies, including the pursuit of chemical weapons, their use and support for terrorist organizations, represent an “extraordinary threat to national security, foreign policy and the economy of the United States.”
“For these reasons, (Joe Biden) decided that it is necessary to continue implementing the state of national emergency declared in Executive Order No. 13338 regarding the policies of the Syrian government,” the statement continued.
The statement added that the United States condemns the Assad regime’s human rights violations, which it is practicing with the support of its Russian and Iranian allies.
In the statement, the United States called on the Assad regime and its supporters to stop its war against its people, and to cease fire in all parts of the country in order to deliver humanitarian aid to those who need it.
Resolution 13303 on Iraq was issued in 2003 during the era of US President George W. Bush, while Resolution No. 13338 on Syria was issued in 2004, which prohibits the export of some goods for the institutions of these two countries, in addition to punishing personalities and entities.