Iraqi Delegation Activities Continue in WRC
Activities of the Iraqi delegation to WRC -- currently underway in the Swiss capital, Geneva, -- continued through submission the technical proposals to the Presidency of the Conference and through effective interventions in the discussions scheduled on the agenda.
On the fringe of event, the delegation held a series of periodic meetings with a number of regional and international countries in a bid to convince them of Iraq's point of view in regards to some important technical issues that are in favor of Iraq and in favor of the International Radiocommunications.
The Iraqi team objected on a proposal made by the Israeli delegation and managed to thwart it since it causes damage to Iraq's spatial project. The team conducted numerous discussions with other delegations to refer to the negatives surrounding the proposal, which was ultimately rejected by the Presidency as a result of pressure exerted by the Iraqi delegation, forcing the Israeli delegation to withdraw it.
The Iraqi team added a text to a draft resolution submitted by a sub-working group within agenda 7, as stated in the document (314) submitted by the main working Committee. The newly added text has become a constant item in Radiocommunications regulations. Moreover, Arab delegations and delegates of most of the participating countries approved on consensual Iraqi projects in regard to items in agendas (1.15) and (1.121) on the protection of current services and providing full protection of services operating in the (HF) band, which is a military band in most countries of the world.
Furthermore, the Iraqi team prepared a study and submitted a proposal on item (1.21) on a disputed issue in the Arab countries. It pointed out to the advantages and disadvantages of allocation in the band (15 GHz) used for micro radars. The proposal was approved unanimously by the Arab States, which led to adopt a unified position to ensure keeping up with countries in the world and the proliferation of technologies in the neighboring countries.
Exerted strenuous efforts, the Iraqi team managed to persuade Iran to withdraw footnote (5.327) which enables the Iranian administration to primarily run GPS service in the bands (915 MHz) and (928 MHz). The Iranian delegation was persuaded as well to approve the footnote (5.537) on Iraq, which footnote allows operation of (Haps) services.