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  • guardian's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:01 PM
    So this contradicts yesterday's news that the U.S. will not be sending ground troops. I don't think they should with the threats these guys are making. Let them fight on their own.
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    Yesterday, 08:00 PM
    al-monitor.com Will Sadrists target US troops in Iraq? Posted July 24, 2016 Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr (C) is seen during a protest against corruption at Tahrir Square in Baghdad, July 15, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani) Author: Mustafa Saadoun BAGHDAD — Alaa Abboud, the spokesman for the Peace Brigades, the armed faction of the Sadrist movement, said in a TV interview with a local Iraqi channel July 20, “We will target the US forces anywhere they are in Iraq. We are not only keen on targeting them, but thirsty for their blood.” This followed threats by the head of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, July 17 to target US military troops that are allegedly to be sent to Iraq soon to take part in the battle to liberate Mosul. Sadr, who fought a fierce battle against US forces in 2003 in the city of Najaf in southern Iraq, continues to believe that US military personnel should be targeted by his armed groups. The Shiite cleric's threats came following the visit of US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter to Iraq on July 11. Carter said, “We are pleased to tell you today that has agreed to send 560 more troops to Iraq to provide critical support to Iraqi forces, in terms of infrastructure and logistic capabilities in the Qayyarah military airport.” Before Carter’s announcement on sending more US troops to Iraq, Sadr had hinted in a TV interview July 6 about his intention to target the US Embassy in Iraq by saying, “The embassy has harassed us before and now it is our time to harass it.” Today, Sadr has a force within the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) known by the name of the Peace Brigades, which he said were ready to target US forces anywhere in the country. This places the Iraqi government in an awkward position with its US ally, which has been supporting the war against terrorism and signed the Strategic Framework Agreement with Iraq. What is strange is that Sadr has a political bloc in the Iraqi government and parliament. Iraq has positive bilateral relations with the United States and is working under the Strategic Framework Agreement signed between the two countries in 2011 and voted on by the Iraqi parliament. As per the agreement, the United States is committed to provide support and assistance to Iraq on all levels. Saad al-Hadithi, the spokesman for Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, told Al-Monitor, “The position of the Iraqi government and its prime minister, Abadi, is very clear, which is to cooperate with the United States and accept the provided support in their fight against terrorism. Those who make other statements speak for themselves only.” “American advisers have been in Iraq since August 2014 and they are helping Iraq in its war against terrorism. They have not been targeted by any party. The presence of these advisers or any US military personnel comes as part of the Strategic Framework Agreement,” he said. In fact, a number of US advisers have been stationed in Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar province and have not been attacked. It appears that Sadr’s statements are part of the attempts to pressure the Iraqi government and embarrass it in front of the United States, especially since the dispute between Sadr and Abadi is growing increasingly. It is not likely that Sadr would order his forces to target US soldiers participating in the battle against the Islamic State, given the military hardships on the ground and especially since Sadr’s followers are likely following orders by the Iraqi official troops. In the most recent protest July 15 in Baghdad's Tahrir Square, Sadr and his followers shouted, “America leave,” calling for the closure of the US Embassy in Baghdad and the expulsion of all those who work under the US government umbrella. In a statement July 13, Sadr went as far as to accuse Iraqis who worked with US institutions and applied for asylum or immigration in the United States of having no honor. Sadr’s threats against the US Embassy in Baghdad are nothing new. He said March 8, “All embassies in the Green Zone in Baghdad will be safe from any attack, should Iraqi wish to enter it, except for the US and British embassies.” Sadr, however, is not the only one to threaten the US forces in Iraq. The PMU, which is closely linked to Iran, considers the US troops to be an occupying force and has threatened to target them. Threats and statements have yet to be translated into actual acts on the ground, despite the US advisers’ presence in western Iraq for two years now. Thus, any party seeking to target US military forces could find itself at loggerheads with the Iraqi government, which does not view the US troops as an occupying force in Iraq but as a force working with the Iraqi forces, which gives them legitimacy to be present on Iraqi territory. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/07/sadr-us-iraq-pmu.html
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    Yesterday, 06:25 PM
    Thanks harry for the posts. And thank you guardian for the clarification. I too was unaware that the Dinar had been pegged to the USD. Boy... you miss an article or two and you start falling behind.
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    Yesterday, 05:45 PM
    Thanks harry
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  • guardian's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:37 PM
    CBI warns citizens from scam operations in his name Sunday July 24, 2016 13:03 Alsumaria News / Baghdad CBI, warned Sunday, citizens from scam operations in his name, saying he did not intercede in the accounts of individuals or companies or organizations, and foreign remittances operations. The bank said in a statement Alsumaria News received a copy of it, that "some weak souls and scammers are carrying out a scam on some of the citizens, through the display of some services to follow the exchange instruments or private loans and contracts with some financial institutions transactions operations, in addition to promotion to the possibility interfering with the central bank in order to stroll the transactions above or those of contractors bond exchange , "asserting that" these allegations or the other is incorrect, and the Bank does not transfers of funds from abroad to persons or organizations inside Iraq." The bank said it "does not hold the accounts of persons, companies or organizations do not deal with not intercede in its operations or conversions", calling on citizens to "take caution of those attempts and allegations and reported to the competent security agencies. The Central Bank of Iraq was established as an independent bank under the law issued on the sixth of March 2004, as an independent body, which is responsible for maintaining price stability and the implementation of monetary policy, including exchange rate policies being sessions a day for buying and selling currencies. http://www.alsumaria.tv/news/174801/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A8%D9%86%D9%83-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%B1%D9%83%D8%B2%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%82%D9%8A-%D9%8A%D8%AD%D8%B0%D8%B1-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%B7%D9%86%D9%8A%D9%86-%D9%85%D9%86/ar#
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  • guardian's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:57 PM
    Good Morning DS! H A P P Y~B I R T H D A Y~R O A D R U N N E R!
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    Yesterday, 11:41 AM
    Good morning tudor, harry, guardian, cleopatra, Bondlady2, b1955, Roadrunner, IRONMAN & all of DS. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROADRUNNER! I hope you have an awesome day. It's nice to see you & IRONMAN again. Enjoy your day DS. Stay safe.
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  • harry's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:43 AM
    Peshmerga issued a clarification on the protocol between Washington and Erbil and threaten to stop coordination with Baghdad Sunday, July 24, 2016 09:10 BAGHDAD / Baghdadi News / ... The Ministry of Peshmerga, on Sunday, for clarification on the protocol, which was signed between Washington and Erbil to support the Peshmerga forces, and confirmed that its troops will withdraw from the city of Mosul just after its liberation from the control of the organization (Daash) terrorist, and as threatening to " Turn off all the common formats and works with the Iraqi forces. " It said the Ministry of Peshmerga in a statement received / Baghdadi News / copy of it, "the Iraqi Ministry of Defense published a clarification on the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Peshmerga and the US Department of Defense," indicating that "to clarify the Iraqi Ministry of Defense published a quote where he showed that the Peshmerga will take part in the battle against the financial assistance and with their consent and withdraw Baiezhm. " The statement added that "the Iraqi Ministry of Defense published in conjunction with the activation of that note, the Peshmerga forces and other forces of the Kurdistan Regional Government to withdraw according to the time plan of the liberated areas of Nineveh operations." He explained that "the right is that Albamusharkh forces and other forces of the Kurdistan Regional Government will withdraw from the liberated areas in the next Nineveh operations and according to specific time plan and the approval of the federal government and the Kurdistan region and that this paragraph does not mean that the Peshmerga would withdraw from the areas liberated during the past two years, but the withdrawal process will include the city of Mosul Just". He added that "we inform all parties that the Peshmerga gun is not for rent," asserting that "shoot from the barrel of a gun Peshmerga is a decision of the people of Kurdistan and for his interest and not wait until the approval of anyone." And Oharalbaan to, that "it is wrong to think of a group of people in Baghdad that the Peshmerga gun for hire, it is based on their own terms and consent", threatening at the same time that "at any time feel there is treatment for Atliq heroic acts and sacrifices of the Peshmerga will stop joint coordination with the Iraqi forces," http://www.albaghdadianews.com/politics/item/99223-AkBnyoLEK%D8%A9-bZHDE-bNzhnGA%D9%8B-Byoal-AkBEbNKNk-Bnl-NAyolZl-NAEBnk-NbmDD-BPnjAJ-AkblYOnj-LI-BiDAD.html
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  • harry's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:38 AM
    Balutiqh..qanon Parliament gives the President and its members cabinet privileges Sunday, July 24, 2016 15:45 BAGHDAD / Baghdadi Uz..khv parliamentary source, Sunday, granting the president and members of parliament privileges and rights of the Council of Ministers in accordance with the new Council of Representatives Law, noting that some of the blocks rejected these privileges and promised a waste of public money. According to a document provided her parliamentary source / Baghdadi News / he was "in accordance with the law, the Presidency of the Council of Representatives and his deputies have reaped the same rights and privileges as the Prime Minister." The document added that "members of the council will also receive the same rights and privileges as ministers in the government." And on the extent of the political blocs agree on the law, the source said "these privileges by the differences between the political blocs, where he rejected some of these privileges and considered it a waste of public money". http://www.albaghdadianews.com/politics/item/99252-BAkNVnj%D8%A9jAlNl-AkBEkLAl-nLlG-ESnYOm-NAIzhAsm-ALbnAeAb-LvkYO-AkNeEAs.html
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    Yesterday, 08:34 AM
    Central Bank warns of a "faint hearts" dragging his name scam operations Sunday, July 24, 2016 13:48 BAGHDAD / Baghdadi News / .. warned the central bank, on Sunday, the "faint hearts" outwitted on citizens to "facilitate" transactions. The bank said in a statement / News Baghdadi received / copy of it, that "the information we receive from the some of the weak people and scammers who are carrying out a scam on some of the citizens." The statement added, "That shows by offering some services to follow the exchange instruments operations or special loans and contracts with some financial institutions transactions, in addition to promoting the possibility of interfering with the central bank in order to stroll the transactions or those of contractors or other securities exchange" . And he repented "as contained to the bank's claims are incorrect existence of transfers of funds from abroad to persons or organizations inside Iraq by the Central Road." He pointed out that it "does not hold the accounts of persons, companies or organizations do not deal with not intercede in its operations or conversions," solemn citizens "take caution of those attempts and allegations and reported to the competent security agencies http://www.albaghdadianews.com/economy/item/99244-AkBlK-AkLEKen-nGdE-Ll-zhIAJ-lJNYO-nvENl-ILknAb-AGbnAk-BaYOLm.html
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  • harry's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:15 AM
    Reform plans awaiting allocations and mechanisms of action 7/24/2016 0:00 BAGHDAD Shokran Fatlawi said economic consultant Baghdad forum Samir Abbas Alnasiri to put in place mechanisms implementation strategy of the Central Bank of Iraq for the years 2016-2020 aimed at reform and private sector development requires identifying ways and procedures and the allocation of the necessary funds for their implementation, on the parallels that initiate the private sector to reform himself and the organization of the joints done in accordance with the best technologies that the world is witnessing. He suggested Alnasiri «morning» in order to achieve the strategic objectives of there form need to allocate the amount of the IMF loan is distributed according to the grant provided by the Bank to the government each time for a period of three years , which accompanied customization distribution to finance industrial and agricultural sectors and housing according to the mechanisms Awaltalimat approved by the Council of Ministers in partnership with private sector representatives. creation of an independent body and pointed out the importance of creating an independent body for the private sector, undertake the implementation of the government 's plans designed to support and stimulate the private sector in coordination with its representatives, pointing to the need to form a unified council to the private sector represents all unions and organizations forums and meetings and sectoral public holds these parties elected under the supervision of the legislative, executive and judicial power , as well as subjecting distribution and exchange and finance operations for monitoring and follow - up, audit and evaluation based on audit firms of international. General Federation of cooperationand noted Alnasiri to the necessity of activating the General Federation of cooperation by stimulating and encouraging housing co - operative societies and the establishment of Baghdad Municipality and local governments in the provinces to allocate residential land, sorting and preparing designs for the construction of cities and residential complexes incoordination with investment and private sector circles that the keys are delivered the citizen and the subject of distribution operations for Oatia income and slum inhabitants and benefit from a loan the World Bank fund in this sector on the exchange transactions are subject to review and monitoring and auditing. Alnasiri said that the government through the Ministry of Agriculture and water resources inventory of arable land in all the provinces, including the provinces of Kurdistan and ask local governments to secure there quirements of supplies cultivate these lands and invest directly activates all graduates of agricultural colleges and institutes, through a contract with them or with the private sector to be cultivated and invested and marketing of agricultural production and the division of the income earned between the workers and the local government and thus achieved two goals the first economist , a switch to a productive economy and the second is social and is young graduates run and transferred to the producers. launch the electronic form the Council of Ministers issued during the past few days a decision launch of the electronic form for the promotion and facilitation of government measures financing small and medium enterprises and to encourage the production process in agriculture, industry, housing, support and stimulate the private sector. He added that the provision of the central bank's six trillion five hundred billion dinars amount of investment is designed to achieve the government 's plan to restructure Iraq 's economy and moving it from rentier economy to a productive economy and give the private sector a key role in achieving this. the central bank has launched Strutijeth for the years 2016-2020 in conjunction with calls for comprehensive change of the Council of Ministers and the House of Representatives, which has identified and painted the road of reform and in accordance with the objectives of the main and foremost to support and achieve financial stability, activating the role of financial institutions and the banking sector, the development of the organizational structure and the organizational structure, human capital and activation and integration of the development of the internal relations and external. http://www.alsabaah.iq/ArticleShow.aspx?ID=120145
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    Yesterday, 08:07 AM
    Iraq: Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 14 peopleJuly 24, 2016 A suicide bomber attacked a security check point in northern Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 14 people, Iraqi officials said. The bomber, who was on foot, detonated his device at one of the busy entrances of the Shiite district of Kadhimiyah, killing at least 10 civilians and four policemen, a police officer said. At least 31 other people were wounded, he added. Three more civilians were killed and 11 wounded in a bomb explosion in an outdoor market in Baghdad's western suburb of Abu Ghraib, another police officer said. Two medical officials confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information. In an online statement, IS group claimed responsibility for the Kadhimiyah attack, saying it targeted a gathering of security forces and Shiite militia members. The Associated Press could not verify the authenticity of the statements, but they were posted on a militant website commonly used by the extremists. Security forces and public areas, mainly in Shiite neighborhoods, are one of the most frequent targets for the Islamic State group, which controls key areas in mainly northern and western Iraq. Since late last year, the group has suffered a string of territorial losses, most recently last month in Fallujah, where it was driven out by Iraqi forces after occupying the city for more than two years. But the extremists have continued to carry out near-daily bombings in and around Baghdad, as well as complex attacks in other countries. https://www.yahoo.com/news/iraq-suicide-attack-baghdad-kills-least-10-people-064643412.html
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    Yesterday, 08:00 AM
    good morning to all ds i pray that everyone will have a special blessed day today
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    07-23-2016, 10:58 PM
    presstv.ir PressTV-‘No need for US troops in Mosul battle’ An Iraqi parliamentary panel has opposed the role of US troops in the liberation of Mosul, saying Iraq's armed forces can recapture the Daesh-held city on their own. Iraq “has sufficient forces to free its cities, including Mosul, from the grip of Daesh terrorists,” MP Nayef al-Shammari told Arabic-language al-Malouma news network on Friday. "Iraqis have already retaken Tikrit, Fallujah and the neighboring city of Ramadi," he added. The MP, a member of parliament's Security and Defense Committee, said Iraqi troops and volunteer forces are currently carrying out an offensive to liberate Mosul from Daesh terrorists. On Thursday, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said Iraqi troops were now on their way to Mosul ahead of the planned offensive. The premier stressed that his government sought to press ahead with “the fight against terrorism, over which we have registered numerous victories, liberating our cities one after the next.” His remarks came as top diplomatic and military officials of a US-led coalition purportedly fighting Daesh gathered in Washington to discuss the Mosul battle. “Mosul will be the ultimate test,” Brett McGurk, the US special presidential envoy to the coalition told defense and foreign ministers from more than 40 countries. US Defense Secretary Ash Carter has recently said his country would send 560 more troops to Iraq to help recapture Mosul. “These additional US forces will bring unique capabilities to the campaign and provide critical enabler support to Iraqi forces at a key moment in the fight,” Carter said during a visit to Baghdad on June 11. Critics have questioned US deployment of new troops, citing Washington's failure to commit troops when Daesh was overrunning Syrian and Iraqi cities one after another. Iraqi government forces are seen after recapturing Zankura northwest of Ramadi from Daesh terrorists on June 16, 2016. ©AFPIraqi forces hope to first secure areas surrounding the city before mounting a broad offensive. In a lightening advance, Daesh managed to seize large swathes of land in the northern and western parts of Iraq in 2014. Mosul fell to Daesh terrorists in June that year. Iraqi army soldiers, backed by volunteer fighters, have been fighting to win back militant-held regions in joint operations. They have made significant victories against the terrorists in recent months. On Thursday, Defense Minister Khaled al-Obaidi said less than 10 percent of the Iraqi territory remains in the hands of Daesh. http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/07/22/476382/Iraq-Haidar-alAbadi--Nayef-alShammari-Daesh--Mosul
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    07-23-2016, 10:54 PM
    Oil & Gas Law? wOw it's been so long since it's been in the news, but I agree. Parliament is back in session, things should get done now (maybe).
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  • harry's Avatar
    07-23-2016, 09:26 AM
    Jaafari: the coming of US forces in the custody of Iraqi forces 07.23.2016 at 14:30 Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Saturday, that all foreign diplomatic missions, including the United States Embassy in the custody of the Iraqi security forces.Jaafari said in response to a question sent him during a press conference held at the US Institute of Peace in Washington, on the threats made by the cleric Moqtada al-Sadr against US forces, and followed up / scales News /, "The media dimension of expression is a right guaranteed to every Iraqi citizen expresses his opinion, guaranteed by the Constitution, and no one can stop anyone from the statement. "He added that "the security of the country and its institutions, and the people, and wealth, and representative offices in overseas countries that come to Iraq intervention in the context of Iraq's security, which is in the custody of the Iraqi armed forces."Sadr threatened 640 US soldiers had been announced and US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, they will be sent to the participation of Iraqi forces in the battle to liberate the city of Mosul from the control of the organization Daash. http://www.mawazin.net/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AC%D8%B9%D9%81%D8%B1%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%82%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D9%85%D9%8A%D8%B1%D9%83%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%82%D8%A7%D8%AF%D9%85%D8%A9-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D8%B9%D9%87%D8%AF%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%82%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%82%D9%8A%D8%A9/%D8%B3%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B3%D9%8A%D8%A9
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    07-23-2016, 09:19 AM
    Alliance International urges the Iraqi government to fulfill its commitments to address the political tensions Saturday, July 23, 2016 10:42 BAGHDAD / Baghdadi News / ... urged member states in the international coalition against terror gangs Daash the Iraqi government to make greater efforts to achieve stability in Iraq is commensurate with the military progress against Daash. He said US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said the defeat will mean Daash immediately begin to build cities and restore services and leadership of local communities and other necessary for the rule of fair and stability measures. He praised the efforts of Secretary of State John Kerry and members of the coalition countries in their efforts to strengthen the efforts to achieve stability, including the collection of more than two billion at the donors' conference to help rebuild Iraq. Officials Search from 30 countries at the top of the fight against Daash, hosted by the United States is currently in the base (Andrews) Air post restore the city of Mosul, the main stronghold of Daash in Iraq, following the campaign and the stage, and according to the sayings of British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon that it takes many weeks of planning and weeks of fighting. The defense ministers did not specify a date for the fall of the city, but Carter said that most of the discussions during the meeting focused on what happens after the defeat Daash in the city of Mosul, referring to meetings identified the needs of Mosul and what this means from the need to embark on plans to achieve stability and reconstruction plans. For his part, Gen. Joseph Votal the US Central Command, said "Mosul is very big city, said with more than two million people and geographic area and wide, so we should be well prepared," pointing to the need to develop appropriate plans for some things, such as power generation in addition to the side cover political get a good administration in the city. The members of the international coalition countries fears, that "Iraq is not moving quickly enough on political reforms to match military gains, and urged the members of the coalition countries against Daash, the Iraqi government to fulfill its commitments to address the political tensions led to support Daash gangs." Fallon said that Britain had urged the Iraqi government to complete the reforms it has promised in the beginning, including the National Guard force that is supposed to respect all communities in the country, as well as more non-central authorities. "The government in Iraq is not as stable as we would like to be have made progress frustratingly slow in reforms," ​​adding, "But we do not see an alternative to the government-Abadi" . http://www.albaghdadianews.com/politics/item/99186-AkbGAkJ-AkDNkn-nGV-AkGKNL%D8%A9-AkIEAjn%D8%A9-IkO-AkNJAs-BbImDAbmA-kLIAkv%D8%A9-AkbNbEAb-AkYOnAYOn%D8%A9.html
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    07-23-2016, 09:08 AM
    In six auctions of treasury transfers until July deficit was funded by about 3 trillion dinars 7/23/2016 0:00 BAGHDAD - Mustafa Ahalchmi longer Auction of treasury transfers one means of monetary policy , which comes to contribute to reducing the budget deficit to Bld.ovi this regard regulates the central bank auction of the Ministry of Finance in the twenty - third of next month for the sale of treasury transfers annual for 364 days at $ emissivity 400 billion dinars . internal borrowing , according to a private «morning» statistically , it was through these auctions, which were held since the beginning of this year, withdrawing liquidity in accordance with the borrowing plan from the inside of about a trillion and 700 billion and 520 million dinars to be re - employed in bridging the temporary budget deficit. based on the public debt Act, which authorized the Ministry of Finance issued remittances treasury guaranteed by the government, the Central Bank of Iraq, as an agent financially to the ministry manages Auctions remittances government treasury on behalf of the Ministry of Finance , which is in accordance with the determinants of the annual budget law by issuing remittances treasury for the purposes of government funding. sale Asdarih according to a statement of the Central Bank, the auction of treasury transfers organized by the bank on the thirteenth of this month, the auction saw the sale amount Asdarih of$ 400 billion and 20 million dinars , the highest price cut of competitive auctions 4.00 percent and the average yield 4.00 percent to four participants in the auction Alemtemthleen Bmsrven circle care of minors retirement and body national Altven won the amounts they have given in the auction. finance the deficit comes these auctions to finance part of the general budget for Iraq within the domestic borrowing plan issued by the Ministry of Finance to sell treasury transfers deficit, as the plan included the establishment of an auction in each month of the year. It was determining the amount of Asdarih each auction until next month in august to 400 billion dinars, while the auction of the month of September and subsequent months has been defined in the amount of 300 billion dinars, according to the Ministry of plan of Finance. The Asdarih amount for each auction of auctions of treasury transfers for 2014 was 500 billion dinars, and the number of auctions that were held in which 10 auctions. the sale of money orders the Central Bank and Treasury remittances one of the procedures and means of monetary policy taken by the central bank to deal with the levels of liquidity on a temporary basis , as it represents an investment risk free and so he leads an active role in the secondary market. http://www.alsabaah.iq/ArticleShow.aspx?ID=120053
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    07-23-2016, 09:02 AM
    IMF agreement test for Iraq 7/23/2016 0:00 Edmund O'Sullivan / Torgomh- Khalid Qasim IMF has developed a tremendous program to rewrite Iraq's ailing economy. The fund issued on July 14 and the current document consisting of 34 pages constitute the most ambitious attempt to remake the economy of one of the Middle East. Paint a document program that Iraq agreed upon to ensure a loan from the Fund valued at $ 4.5 billion in order to bridge the gap revenues of the government resulting from the decline in oil prices . The document also contains assurances demanded by international creditors and who will have to provide additional loans soon. These loans include billion bonds government of the United States included in the billion - euro bond dollars is expected to be issued before the end of this year, and one billion other dollars from the World Bank and more than $ 3 billion in loans projects. Says IMF: that Iraq needs to borrow $ 56 billion until the year 2019, this estimate comes at the top of the current debt of the country , which she mentions the fund amounted to$ 67 billion until the end of last year, equivalent to about 45 percent of the projected budget for the current year. The main objective of the agreement is the fiscal deficit of the government, which has risen to 14 percent of gross domestic product last year. It is likely to increase more during this year, with oil prices so far amounted to an average 75 percent from their level of a year earlier as a whole. Baghdad and agreed on the need to reduce the deficit to 1 percent of GDP in 2021, and achieved part of that goal over the high price of oil which is expected arrival level of $ 70 a barrel by the end of the decade. but the bulk of the settlement will come through spending cuts and government reforms. This includes for the current year to increase taxes and cut salaries of employees and retirees and reduce the capital and the financial allocations for the Kurdistan region spending. The government has promised to complete 85 percent of the president spending the non - oil authorized in the current year budget. Is expected to provide value - added tax and work to increase the efficiency of the 176 state - owned company outside the financial sector employs 550 thousand people, and mentions the agreement with the IMF that half of those Vaidon need. Prepare this program is tremendous, and increases the size of the challenges faced by Iraq because of the military operations against the «Daash» and dealing with more than four million displaced people in the northern areas since June 2014. He fled about a quarter of a million Syrians into Iraq since the outbreak of the civil war there in 2011. the world offers a real help to Baghdad to protect the Iraqi people from terrorism and external threats, but they are in need of hope on their ability to prosper as well. If achieved the IMF agreement this goal is a positive agreement, but there are economic and social costs must be paid before then. http://www.alsabaah.iq/ArticleShow.aspx?ID=120047
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    07-23-2016, 08:51 AM
    Responding to the chest threats ... Jaafari: The US embassy in the custody of Iraqi forces Saturday 23 July 2016 Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Saturday, that all foreign diplomatic missions, including the United States Embassy in the custody of the Iraqi security forces. Responding to a question during a press conference held at the US Institute of Peace in Washington, on the threats made by the cleric Moqtada al-Sadr against US forces and its embassy in Baghdad, al-Jaafari said that "the media dimension of expression is guaranteed the right of every Iraqi citizen to express his opinion, and the Constitution guaranteed, and no one can stop anyone from the statement. " Jaafari and pointed out that "the security of the country and its institutions, and the people, and wealth, and representative offices in overseas countries that come to Iraq intervention in the context of Iraq's security, which is in the custody of the Iraqi armed forces." Sadr has recently threatened 640 US soldiers had been announced and US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, they will be sent to the participation of Iraqi forces in the battle to liberate the city of Mosul from the grip of "Daash" gangs Alagramah. http://aynaliraqnews.com/index.php?aa=news&id22=60699
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    07-23-2016, 08:46 AM
    Peshmerga: 40% of the liberated areas of Mosul and we will participate stormed position Saturday 23 July 2016 .. of the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Peshmerga Jabbar Yawar, announced Saturday that Kurdish forces liberated nearly 40% of the occupied territories in the northern city of Mosul, stressing that the Peshmerga will participate stormed the center of Mosul, in agreement with the federal government. He said al-Yawar's "Eye of Iraq News," that "some media published a statement by Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi mistake, where he did not say he would not allow the participation of the Peshmerga liberalization processes Mosul," explaining that "the defense minister said that the Peshmerga will participate, and there are political parties are trying to prevent fear of survival in Mosul after the liberation. " And between, "The Peshmerga not and will not remain in Mosul after the liberation, as federal forces will be involved and supported in the storming of the city center and then pull out after its liberation as it did in the liberation of the rest of the territory of Iraq, " stressing that "the Peshmerga forces freed 40% of the occupied territories in Mosul, and there is coordination high with the federal government. " The Reuters news agency quoted Defence Minister Khaled al-Obeidi as saying that it could not post the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the battle to liberate the city of Mosul, stressing that the federal government would not allow them even to participate in the liberation of the city. http://aynaliraqnews.com/index.php?aa=news&id22=60709
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    07-23-2016, 08:42 AM
    The most prominent privileges that give them the law of retirement and social security for workers Saturday 23 July 2016 The head of the Committee on Labor and Social Affairs honest hinted on Saturday that the pension law and social security for workers as it will make the new minimum pension factor is 450,000 dinars. He said we hinted's "Eye of Iraq News," that "the retired workers law and security is one of the important laws," noting that "the draft law includes 13 chapters most important of which is the voluntary retirement law, retirement is secured and which includes all employees who estimated their numbers four million workers to ensure their rights." , pointing out that "included the 25th percentile of workers open to any other additions and number." "The Employee Retirement No. 9 in 2014, the law has given many privileges, including the minimal limit for retirement mode is 400 000 dinars, and for this we decided to have a minimum of retired workers and to minimize the expense of the daily fare, it will be 450,000 dinars a month." He said we hinted " have also been numerous arbitrary actions raise in the previous Law No. 39 of 1971 , where the worker is secured he can not travel without the consent of labor official terms have been canceled this matter in addition to the partial retirement issue, which was referring to the worker in the event of his death loses all his rights and the amounts paid to ensure that these also have been canceled. " http://aynaliraqnews.com/index.php?aa=news&id22=60683
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    07-23-2016, 08:31 AM
    good morning to all ds i pray that everyone will have a blessed weekend and enjoy its
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    07-22-2016, 10:44 PM
    it's a good sign to see less than 10% of Iraq under Dassh control. thank you Harry for the continued postings.
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    07-22-2016, 10:35 PM
    that is true Guardian. Isn't one of them the oil & gas law that we have been waiting on for them to sign?
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    07-22-2016, 08:43 AM
    Mr. al-Sadr on Maliki's visit to the region: he detested and his policy decomposition each command until the anti-people Thursday, July 21, 2016 19:23 BAGHDAD / Baghdadi Uz..ocef head of the Sadr movement Muqtada al-Sadr, on Thursday, former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki as "despicable," and threatened to expel al-Maliki in the event of continuing his policy. Mr. al-Sadr said during his reply to a question by one of his followers on Maliki's visit to the Kurdistan region despite the political bickering between them over the past years and received / Baghdadi News / copy of it, "their policy decomposition of each command whatever they call it in the past that he loathed and it's biodegradable so that anti-people and descriptions describing them as not worthy. " He added that "al-Maliki seems to have forgotten the Interior Minister, who Normal people expelled and Maliki will deliver the same fate if he continued this policy." It is said that former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki paid a visit to the Kurdish blocs in the Kurdistan region in recent days, despite significant animosity between the two parties in the past, while observers noted that he wants to exploit the Kurdish differences in order to obtain Ssayash. http://www.albaghdadianews.com/politics/item/99124-AkYOnD-AkZHDE-GNk-enAE%D8%A9-AkLAkKn-kkPjknL--Alm-LLjNb-NYOnAYObm-bGkk-Kk-aLE-GbO-LIADA%D8%A9-AkyoIB.html
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    07-22-2016, 08:32 AM
    Good morning DS! The weekend is finally here. I hope everyone has a great one.
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    07-22-2016, 08:30 AM
    Friday 22 July 2016 | 12:417 US statement: the Washington meeting will be funded soon four urgent needs of Iraq Follow-up / ... US confirmed a statement from Washington conference that he will provide the funding requirements in the near term in Iraq in four desperately needs. He had been held over the past two days, Wednesday and Thursday, a meeting of foreign and defense ministers of the 40 member state of the international coalition against al Daash in Washington DC, with the participation of Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari and Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi. According to a statement issued by the US State Department for sponsoring states, Canada, Germany, Japan, Kuwait, the Netherlands and the United States at a conference of donor countries to support Iraq on July 20, 2016 "more USD new two billion have been awarded to the Iraqi people in response to the authoritarian Daash that led to immense suffering and deprivation and destruction of campaign for the people of Iraq, and to help tackle the difficult situation facing displaced people in Iraq, the international community took the initiative in order to provide humanitarian support to those who needed him most, such as food, water and shelter to those in need, and to help create conditions that will allow a return safe and voluntary return of displaced families to the liberated areas in the fastest as possible. " He added, "The foundations of long-term stability can be achieved if the ease the humanitarian crisis in Iraq and enable its citizens to return to their homes safely and access to basic services, health care and education and the hope of economic prosperity, and as a result of Matmraalve co-hosted by Canada, Germany, Japan, Kuwait, the Netherlands and the US United, the international community to mobilize efforts to meet the funding requirements in the near term in Iraq in the four areas of urgent need. " And that these needs are summarized in the "humanitarian assistance, mine clearance, and to facilitate the United Nations Development Programme and the Special Programme to achieve immediate stability of funding, and facilitate the United Nations Development Programme and the Special Programme to achieve expanded stability, passed by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to provide pivotal initiatives to achieve stability in the medium term funding to promote recovery and resilience in the liberated areas of Daash. " The statement noted, "The humanitarian assistance provided in yesterday's support in the first place and the United Nations agencies operating in Iraq, in addition to other international institutions, non-governmental and other organizations. It is through these organizations have provided the international community aid for each province in Iraq, and helped people who they need it and ultimately save lives and alleviate human suffering under daily threats of violence from Daash. " He pointed out, "The pledges for stability created by this initiative donors will contribute effectively to the reconciliation efforts in the long term in Iraq, where the success of these efforts is essential to achieve long-term stability in the country and recover from persecution Daash." He continued, "The donors who met will remain committed to supporting Iraq, and urge strongly all governments, organizations and individuals to support the UN's efforts to save lives by funding and its funds, as well as other humanitarian partners. We are especially grateful for the presence of Organization of Islamic Cooperation in yesterday's conference, We welcome efforts to expand its support for the Iraqi people. " The statement said "as states donors, remain aware also that success on the battlefield assigned to the civilian population dearly. The United Nations said on July 20 that it will need $ 284 million extra for planning to mitigate the impact of the battle to liberate Mosul citizens in time that is likely to there is a need for more to ease this challenge when Daash defeat in Mosul, and therefore we hope that the initiative will allow the results to donors that they submit their contributions more quickly to support last-minute appeal to the UN Alatdh elements. " He noted, "although he is not to provide an exhaustive list of assignments grants during the event, the following points show the achievements of the conference of donor countries to support Iraq, and excludes existing commitments to the years 2017 and 2018 from donor countries, which can not publicly identify programs for the coming years beyond the current fiscal year ". And the most prominent points of the conference, the statement pointed out that "pledges of humanitarian assistance rapid response and strong, came pledge a total of 26 donor contributions worth more than $ 590 million for humanitarian aid to support Iraq, through bilateral and multilateral channels, and that the money will support the needs that have been identified in the UN humanitarian response plan for Iraq for the year 2016, in addition to other aid organizations in Iraq and the region, and lay the groundwork for an international response more effectively to the challenges associated with the anticipated humanitarian campaign edit Mosul. " And support the stabilization program, the "fourteen declared state for new funding for the program to achieve dynamic stability in Iraq, and has pledged to grant more than $ 350 million, and the larger number of countries to provide grants worth $ 125 million to the United Nations financing private development to achieve stability Messaging, and this is important progress toward raising $ 180 million to meet the requirements of 2017 set by the United Nations. " The statement said "dedicated to the activities of humanitarian demining funds," noting that "more than ten countries provided grants worth more than $ 80 million in new pledges for mine-clearing efforts in Iraq, said that this support will provide nearly three-quarters of the total financing which is estimated to UN it is required for one year from the mine-clearing activities in Iraq. " On the launch of facilitating financing to achieve an expanded stability, he stressed, "The United States was the first major donor of $ 50 million to underwrite the private United Nations to facilitate the achievement of the new enlarged stability." He pointed out that "facilitate private funding to achieve expanded stability will facilitate recovery and resilience in the liberated areas of Daash, and provide funding for specific projects to support the rehabilitation of institutions to restore basic public services and job creation, the United Nations estimates that colleges, hospitals and universities are eligible for special support to facilitate the financing Extended achieve stability will be able to employ nearly 17,000 people to 20,000 people in each of the areas that have already been destroyed by Daash. " The Washington conference on "long-term commitment to the Iraqi people's commitment, in addition to securing the immediate funds for humanitarian needs in the near term and programs vital stability, the conference of donor countries to support Iraq's security more than $ 200 million in commitments in 2017 and 2018 for the years for mine clearance and stabilization efforts and humanitarian needs, "noting that" funding line that provides for international organizations and non-governmental organizations the flexibility and safety net programs for humanitarian disasters is expected to address the rapid response to the challenges of the new stability . http://aynaliraqnews.com/index.php?aa=news&id22=60642
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