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  • harry's Avatar
    Today, 04:49 PM
    thanks for the post breezin well we have to just wait and see if this elections is the last ride for maliki and for iraq to move foward in the future
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  • breezin's Avatar
    Today, 04:27 PM
    Similar message that was in Guardian's post. Maliki is not liked much by anyone.
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  • breezin's Avatar
    Today, 04:21 PM
    Maliki Karbala: Anthem invitation of reference for the elections, but voter performance and national duty of all Friday, April 17 2014 18:57 Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki voters to participate in elections and the role of national performance. The religious authority stressed on more than one occasion on the need to change and choose the most suitable and best. He accused al-Maliki in his speech during the conference announcement coalition of state law in the province of Karbala today's political opponents "following programs contain the appeal and the counterfeiting and forgery," and describing it as a "guide incompetence and corruption." He added: "If these blocks see that the government is not worthy of it, why has participated and received ministerial positions throughout this period." The prime minister said that "some of the blocks to educate coalitions after the elections, which is clear evidence it does not have anything to be submitted to the citizen." Al-Maliki praised the role of the reference in the invitation to participate in the elections, "but he also said," but there are imperatives first is national and the other legitimate and must lead the voter and national duty, above all, because the love of the homeland of faith who does not love his country is not the faith of him. " Maliki gave during the electoral conference, which was held in the court of the local administration center of Karbala, the coalition's candidates, 18 candidates, including eight women. The U.S. newspaper revealed the rejection of religious authority, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani to meet with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki during his visit to the province of Najaf, the last in the conference announcement of his coalition in the ninth of this month. The newspaper said the Monitor U.S. that "some Iraqi media have published that al-Maliki has received a letter from Sistani's office through the media between them warning him of address for a third term, has issued statements by Sheikh Bashir al-Najafi, one of the references of the four relevant coordination with al-Sistani against the third term of the owners, where he was where he would not play list if Iraq remained Maliki government, and called on the Iraqi voters to remove him from power through the ballot box, has been confirmed to the newspaper the Monitor the health of this affiliation speak to Sheikh al-Najafi, one of the closest to his office. " The representative's office denied the religious authority and the Secretary General of the threshold of the Abbasid Ahmed net for any meeting with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, stressing the commitment of the net under the guidance of reference not to support any candidate or bloc of parliamentary elections and stand at a distance of one and all. The representative of the reference in Karbala, Abdul Mahdi al-Karbalai, had confirmed in one of his Friday sermons, that "after 10 years of experiences electoral supposed to citizens to participate conscious and improve the selection and choose the good efficient keen on the higher interests and enjoy the noble values ​​and seeks to achieve the well-being of the people of the country and think in the interest of the people and is willing to sacrifice for it and do not think the interests of his family and his community, "adding that" the supreme religious authority has announced repeatedly that it does not support any of the lists participating in the elections. http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=ar&tl=en&u=http://www.alliraqnews.com/index.php/2011-04-18-02-57-37/127351-2014-04-17-15-51-11.html&usg=ALkJrhjWs4UgwR4ZZgv3BvZLHjkwfyuXAg
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  • wsimon's Avatar
    Today, 01:54 PM
    I don't know - that is almost the same group as last election - except Iran wouldn't let Sadr join and he supported Maliki at their insistence. Hopefully he grows a pair this time around.
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  • breezin's Avatar
    Today, 01:29 PM
    Hopefully Chalabi tears him up. Thanks for the post harry
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  • breezin's Avatar
    Today, 12:52 PM
    Yeah, and the political majority is made up of everyone that hates Maliki. Thanks for the post Harry
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  • breezin's Avatar
    Today, 12:51 PM
    Thanks Guardian. Maliki is probably wondering why everybody hates him.
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    Today, 12:45 PM
    Mahmoud Othman confirms possibility of forming a new coalition comprising Barzani, Allawi al-Hakim, al-Sadr and Najafi to form the next government 17/04/2014 09:04:00 BAGHDAD / NINA / The independent MP of the coalition of Kurdish blocs, Mahmoud Othman confirmed " the possibility of establishing a new alliance comprises Barzani , Allawi, al-Hakim, al-Sadr and al-Nujaifi to form the next government ," ruling out holding a session for the House of Representatives before the parliamentary elections ." He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that all the efforts being made by committees and political figures to solve the problem of the budget had failed , expecting to pass the budget by consensus among some of the political blocs after the next parliamentary election and before next June 14 , the deadline for the end of the current Parliament according to the constitution . " He pointed out "the House will not hold its next meeting, but after the consensus among all the political blocs on the budget bill and this is a difficult to be achieved in the coming period as the political blocs are busy with electoral campaign for their candidates ." About Iyad Allawi's visit to Arbil and his meeting with the region's president, Massoud Barzani, Othman said that the relationship between Barzani and Allawi are old and good and it is possible to form a new coalition bringing them together as well as blocs of al-Hakim, al-Sadr and Najafi after the election and all of these blocs are against the way of managing State by current Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. The head of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani discussed with the head of the National Coalition , Iyad Allawi the political situation in the region and the security and political situation in Iraq in general and the current events in Anbar province . A statement by the presidency of the region cited that: "The two sides discussed relations between the province and Baghdad and the elections of the Iraqi parliament . Both men stressed that the political process in Iraq has reached a dead end and must get radical changes in the political process in Iraq." http://www.ninanews.com/english/News_Details.asp?ar95_VQ=HDLJDD
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  • harry's Avatar
    Today, 11:22 AM
    Maliki agrees to hold a televised debate with ChalabiThursday, April 17th, 2014 12:47 BAGHDAD / News .. Baghdadi said Ahmed Chalabi, the political approval of the head of a coalition of law, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to hold a televised debate with him. Chalabi said, a candidate for the bloc led by Prime citizen Islamic Supreme Council Ammar al-Hakim, he was quoting the prospects satellite channel, the "al-Maliki agreed to hold a debate with political and economic." Chalabi added in a blog on his page in the social networking site, "Leave them to choose any TV channel, provided that the direct transport of people and wait for them to respond." Chalabi has called in a similar statement, al-Maliki to debate political and economic. http://albaghdadianews.com/politics/item/50783-aklakkn-nnajj-iko-aveas-llazeة-bkjennlnة-li-akvkbn.html
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  • harry's Avatar
    Today, 11:16 AM
    Iraq looking customs tariffs applied to complete its accession to the World Trade Organization 17/04/2014 BAGHDAD / JD / .. Ministry of Commerce revealed preparations for Iraq to enter into the third round of negotiations for joining the World Trade Organization, while suggesting a meeting to discuss customs tariffs in order to complete the accession process. The ministry said in a statement received / JD / copy of which was held at the ministry's headquarters meeting of the Committee on Trade in Goods and chaired by Hashim Mohammed Hatem Director General of the Department of Foreign Economic Relations in the Ministry and deputy head of the National Commission on Iraq's accession to the World Trade Organization. The statement added: During the meeting, discuss the issue of customs tariffs in preparation for the third round of negotiations and finalists take Iraq in order to complete its accession to the World Trade Organization. The statement noted that the meeting was attended by members of the Committee on the file of trade, goods, and who represent the team at the Department of the World Trade Organization in the department and a representative of the Department of the private sector in the ministry and representatives from the Ministry of Planning and the Ministry of Health and the General Authority for Customs and the Iraqi Federation of Industries and the Federation of Iraqi businessmen and the General Company for Trade and Commercial Services Iraqi department of import and export http://dananernews.com/News_Details.php?ID=4681
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  • TrainMan's Avatar
    Today, 10:35 AM
    'to declare a state of emergency, and then to postpone the elections, even beyond the month of July" If this guy is serious, I hope the U.N. or somebody jumps in to stop it.
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  • harry's Avatar
    Today, 09:12 AM
    Experts: Iraq does not employ surpluses Moisnath previous development and 70 trillion dinars frozen Bmusrfa Rafidain and Rasheed The view from the air of the capital Baghdad Author: HH Editor: BK, HH ten ten a.m. 17.04.2014 Long-Presse / Baghdad Detection Economists and Financial Iraqis, on Thursday, about the presence of deposits of 70 trillion dinars in the Rafidain and Rasheed, mostly as a result of annual surpluses of the budgets of the inability of some departments and ministries of disbursement, while asserted that the government " do not invest" the money in development projects remained "frozen , "an enemy they have caused" significant inflation, "the central bank pays for it by selling the currency, which requires banks to reconsider the law, and operational restructuring. A former deputy governor of the Iraqi Central Bank, the appearance of Mohammed Saleh, said in an interview to the newspaper (range), "The money bank Rafidain and Rasheed composed, a high proportion of deposits-governmental organizations, as well as deposits eligibility," noting that "the size of those deposits up to 70 trillion Iraqi dinars, of which 40 trillion government deposits and public sector and the remaining for the private sector. " And on the invitation Union of Arab Banks Move lending and money by banks Iraqi government, saw the benefit, it is "correct technically, to solve the housing crisis and other," adding, "But there was a project in advance of the Association of Iraqi banks to the government, to establish a loan synthesis is part of that liquidity collects in a large bank and went to business development. " He said economic expert known, that "loan synthesis aims to move the funds deposited in the bank Rafidain and Rasheed towards major projects, such as housing, etc., and be soft interest to avoid the loss of banks," expressing regret that "the project is disabled due to lack of response from the financial sector, representing the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Iraq" . In the same context, said a member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Abdul Hussein al-Yasiri, in an interview to the newspaper (range), "The deposits of the Rafidain Bank, amounted, in 2010.28 trillion dinars," noting that there is "an amount less than that in the Rasheed Bank" . He stressed Yasiri, the need to "take advantage of the money and run or directed to solve the problems of housing and others." But a member of the Finance Committee, said in the same time, that "the bank Rafidain and Rasheed are suffering from a lack of liquidity due to the intensive use of cash around," attributing it to "the failure to adopt the Iraq operation instruments or Visa card, called the terms of economic alternatives to cash." And saw a member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, that "if Iraq had used the money supply by about properly he could maintain them," pointing out that "the Iraqi monetary bloc of about 35 trillion dinars, which is a big number compared with other countries of the world." He Yasiri, that "the high value of the mass of cash caused inflation a big price is paid by the Iraqi Central Bank by selling the currency," returned to "the disadvantages of the banking business is one of the reasons for the economic downturn in the country, which requires a reconsideration of the Banking Act, especially Rafidain and Rasheed, and operational restructuring of the two systems, according to the evolving economic. " Meanwhile, he saw an economist, Jamil Antoine, that "the amounts frozen in the Rafidain and Rasheed, as well as trade, resulting in a surplus budget since 2006 until now, which has failed to some departments and ministries for disbursement." Said Antoine, in an interview to the newspaper (range), said that "the amounts cumulative and growing year after year, remained frozen and did not invest nearly properly and scientifically," stressing that "the budget surplus of up to 15 percent annually as a result of the inability of government departments for the completion of some projects that leads to a shift amount to the Rafidain and Rasheed. " And on the reasons for the accumulation of the "vast amount" of the money supply in the state banks, despite speaking parties informally, "an annual deficit," attributed the economic expert to the "lack of final accounts of the budgets of the previous fiscal," a reminder that those "amounts in their general form dedicated to specific projects unfinished or begins working out because of poor implementation as well as weak monitoring of the House of Representatives. " According to Antoine, that "the funds in the Rafidain and Rasheed earmarked for specific projects and can not be spent for other purposes only by the budget and voted on by the House of Representatives within the project of the federal budget," Msttrda that there are "six thousand registered project not settle their accounts until now." . The federation of private banks, the Beirut Arab proposed move "amounts frozen" in the bank Rafidain and Rasheed, which exceed the equivalent of 78 billion dollars to solve a lot of problems, most notably the "housing problem" by "lending", while stressing that the survival of the amounts "parked" in banks will cause the problems of "inflation" and the absence of investment. http://almadapress.com/ar/news/29365/%D8%AE%D8%A8%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%A1-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%82-%D9%84%D8%A7-%D9%8A%D9%88%D8%B8%D9%81-%D9%81%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%A6%D8%B6-%D9%85%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%B2%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%AA%D9%87
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  • harry's Avatar
    Today, 09:04 AM
    Al-Maliki planned to stay on as governor bodies of Iraqis Date: Wed, 04/17/2014 3:58 Believed Followers of the Iraqi Maliki will use the clashes in Anbar against "Daash" and insurgents to declare a state of emergency, and then to postpone the elections, even beyond the month of July, when the term of the Iraqi parliament and ending with the powers of the legislature, and therefore it becomes Maliki alone only decide when and how the election after a year or two, and keep roosting on the chest of the Iraqi people. Analysts expect that constitute the Iraqi Prime Minister regiment contingency component of the fight against terrorism and gold band, composed of 10 thousand. They argue that the asylum-Maliki to the option of the provisions of emergency and dissolved parliament, receiving on a green light from Iran without confirmed unequivocally to its risks and its implications on the overall situation in Iraq. and the timing of steps it intends Maliki taken sources expected themselves to be days before the election, if confirmed, really difficult to win the election. across MPs and Iraqi politicians fears bill sent by al-Maliki to parliament for approval, gives him broad powers lead to the declaration of a state of emergency and restrict freedoms and disperse the meeting by force and implementation of the arrests and the imposition of censorship on the media publishing and control messages postal, telegraphic and all means of telecommunications, electronic and inspected and tuned. law allows the prime minister the right to exercise authority restrictions on the freedom of people to move, traffic and curfew in certain places, and the arrest of people suspected in their behavior, and the prohibition to engage in some places a total ban. also gives him the right to impose restrictions on freedom of assembly and break up meetings and gatherings by force and impose restrictions on travel out of Iraq or to come to him, In addition to censor the media publishing and control messages postal, telegraphic and all means of telecommunications, electronic and inspected and tuned. warned political circles of the risks of the decisions that he intended to take al-Maliki on the overall situation in Iraq and considered playing with fire and burn Iraq if the oldest on the option of military rule, destruction and cancel the elections and singling power is to close the doors to the occurrence Rdadt violent popular reaction against him from his opponents and even from within the Shiite House. http://www.chakooch.com/news.php?action=view&id=4898
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    Today, 08:55 AM
    Sumaisem warns of World Bank loans: further evidence on the mismanagement of economic resources in Iraq Posted 16/04/2014 10:05 AM BAGHDAD - "arenas of Liberation" warned an economic expert peace Sumaisem, the Ministry of Finance to borrow money from the World Bank, so what constitutes "significant risk to the Iraqi economy." She said, "Iraq's budget does not need financial loans from the World Bank to bridge the deficit, the fact that the budget deficit by default and is not realistic," adding that "the international loans to Iraq's economy will be significant risks it is difficult to fulfill all its international loans." She explained Sumaisem that "borrowing to cover the deficit and the way is difficult and dangerous, an issue that may clog the deficit temporarily, but its impact in the future and a tent, a way that is responsible in processing the economic deficit and further evidence on the mismanagement of economic resources in Iraq and indicate economic policy is not rational." They believed that "the most important effects that may not be understandable to decision-makers is the weak bargaining position of Iraq with international organizations, particularly the World Bank in particular, as a result of these measures," pointing out that "the World Bank had finished his project of reform and restructuring of State-owned banks without achieving any success, but added troubled him clear to the task of restructuring the Office of Management and stumbled his performance. " The Minister of Finance Agency purity of net debt, announced last Sunday, that Iraq is preparing to offer a program of the World Bank purports it to get a loan to bridge the shortfall in the budget for the current year, while noting that there are talks with the World Bank to provide financial liquidity for projects if they are not provided by the government. http://www.altahreernews.com/inp/view.asp?ID=20912
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    Today, 08:21 AM
    Salman al-Moussawi: We have reached an agreement with the Kurds on the budget, but their attitude changed last moment MP Salman al-Musawi 17/04/2014 12:48 Tomorrow's Press / Baghdad: MP for the coalition of state law Salman al-Moussawi, on Thursday, for the coalition to reach agreement with the Kurds on the Law of the federal budget, and while noting that the position of the last change at the last minute, said that the law will pass in spite of political differences. Moussawi said for "tomorrow's Press," said that "some political blocs are provoking a coalition of state law concerning the delay in approving the federal budget for the current year," noting that he "refuses to extortion." He added that "the law will pass in spite of political differences, rejected," revealing that the "rule of law reached an agreement with the Kurds on the budget, but that the position of the last change at the last minute." Moussawi clear that "mass re-united want candidates who are excluded from participating in the elections by the Commission and the Federal Court, but the state law, his position clear of it and rejects all violations of the law." It is noteworthy that there are differences between the governments in Baghdad and Erbil on some items of the law of the federal budget for the current year related to the export of oil obsolete Kurdistan region of Iraq, and these differences have caused disable the law was passed. http://alghadpress.com/ar/news/12633/%D8%B3%D9%84%D9%85%D8%A7%D9%86-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D9%88%D8%B3%D9%88%D9%8A-%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%B5%D9%84%D9%86%D8%A7-%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%AA%D9%81%D8%A7%D9%82-%D9%85%D8%B9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%83
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    Today, 08:15 AM
    Iraq is preparing for negotiations for joining the World Trade Organization in third round 17/04/2014 10:34 Tomorrow's Press / Baghdad: Ministry of Commerce announced on Thursday, a meeting of the National Commission on Iraq's accession to the World Trade Organization and chaired by the Director General of the Department of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade Ministry Hashim Mohammed Hatem. Said Hatem for "tomorrow's Press," "It has been the subject of discussion during the meeting of customs tariffs in preparation for the third round of negotiations and finalists take Iraq in order to complete its accession to the World Trade Organization." He added that "the meeting was attended by members of the Committee on the file of trade, goods and who represent the team at the Department of the World Trade Organization and a representative of the Department of the private sector in the ministry and representatives from the Ministry of Planning and Health and the General Authority for Customs and the Iraqi Federation of Industries and the Federation of Iraqi businessmen, as well as the General Company for Trade and Services Iraqi trade represented by the Department of Import and Export. " http://alghadpress.com/ar/news/12626/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%82-%D9%8A%D8%B3%D8%AA%D8%B9%D8%AF-%D9%84%D9%85%D9%81%D8%A7%D9%88%D8%B6%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%B6%D9%85%D8%A7%D9%85%D9%87-%D9%84%D9%85%D9%86%D8%B8%D9%85
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    Today, 08:06 AM
    Higher deposits of the banking system to 70 trillion dinars Date 04/17/2014 - 09:59 The volume of deposits of private banks and government to 70 trillion dinars. said Executive Director of the Association of private banks Abdul Aziz Hassoun that the volume of deposits in government and private banks reached 70 trillion dinars, indicating that these deposits are divided by 40 Trliuna deposits State in State-owned banks and 30 Trliuna Private sector deposits in government and private banks. , for its part, has called a member of the administrative board of the Association of economists Akram Abdel Aziz in her speech to the need to reconsider these deposits through lending to investors in order to contribute to the completion of projects that include various economic sectors, so as not to be money frozen . , and pointed out that the successes of the developed world in the field of investment and development based on the private banking sector, what requires to reconsider the legislation and laws that facilitate the procedures of the banks with the establishment of the bank development is managed by the private sector. noted that the banking system in Iraq consists of 54 banks, including 7 state banks and there are 23 private commercial banks, including Islamic banks 9. There are also 15 branches of foreign banks. http://www.nahrainnews.net/article.php?id=35813
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    Today, 07:58 AM
    trillion Iraqi dinars in frozen deposits Bmusrfa Rafidain and RasheedWrote: April 17, 2014 Economists and experts have confirmed that the Iraqi Financial and bank deposits worth more than seventy trillion Iraqi dinars Movie Rafidain and Rasheed, mostly as a result of the annual budget surplus to a deficit of some departments and ministries of dispensing. A former deputy governor of the Central Bank in favor of the appearance of the forty trillion of these deposits are deposits of government and public sector and the remaining for the private sector. Salih stressed that the government does not invest those funds in development projects remained frozen, inflation returned it caused a great price is paid by the central bank by selling the currency, which requires banks to reconsider the law and operational restructuring. But there was a project of the Association of Banks in advance of the Iraqi government, to establish a loan synthesis is part of that liquidity collects in a large bank and went to work for development. http://altaghier.tv/2014/04/17/70-%d8%aa%d8%b1%d9%84%d9%8a%d9%88%d9%86-%d8%af%d9%8a%d9%86%d8%a7%d8%b1-%d8%b9%d8%b1%d8%a7%d9%82%d9%8a-%d9%85%d8%ac%d9%85%d8%af%d8%a9-%d9%81%d9%8a-%d9%88%d8%af%d8%a7%d8%a6%d8%b9-%d8%a8%d9%85%d8%b5/
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    Today, 07:55 AM
    Iran claims that its partnership with Iraq in the oil fields in BasraWrote: April 17, 2014 Sources from the Iranian government's efforts to produce one million barrels per day from fields shared with Iraq in the west of Basra, the Karun River. An aide projects Iranian Oil Ministry Abdolreza Asadi said his government is investing more than twenty billion dollars to produce more than one million barrels of crude oil from the oil fields shared with Iraq in the west of the Karun River. The expert stressed that the Iraqi oil joint oil fields between the two countries is one field which is common in the field betrayed the city of Khanaqin, noting that this is a trick by the current Iraqi government in order to release the hand of Iran in Iraqi oil. The expert, who requested anonymity, said that all the maps and historical documents denies the existence of any name for the oil field joint except right in Khanaqin and all the declared Baghdad and Tehran for fields other common is falsifying the facts and legitimize the looting of Iraq's oil. http://altaghier.tv/2014/04/17/%d8%a7%d9%8a%d8%b1%d8%a7%d9%86-%d8%aa%d8%af%d8%b9%d9%8a-%d8%a3%d9%86-%d9%84%d9%87%d8%a7-%d8%b4%d8%b1%d8%a7%d9%83%d8%a9-%d9%85%d8%b9-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%b9%d8%b1%d8%a7%d9%82-%d9%81%d9%8a-%d8%ad%d9%82%d9%88/
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    Today, 07:39 AM
    Barzani discuss with the U.S. ambassador to the elections and resolve the problems between the center Baghdad / follow-up justice - 04/17/2014 - 0:12 Search Prime Minister Barzani of the Kurdistan region, with the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Stephen Beecroft parliamentary elections and the outstanding issues between Baghdad and Erbil . A statement by the provincial government that "Barzani discussed with the U.S. ambassador and his accompanying delegation included a number of officials at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad and the U.S. Consulate in Erbil, the current situation and the issue of elections which are scheduled for the end of this month in Iraq and the Kurdistan region, in addition to the evaluation of campaigning and expectations the election results, and the two sides stressed the importance of conducting in a safe environment and without problems. ", adding that" the meeting dealt with the issue of the formation of the new cab for the Kurdistan Regional Government and the efforts of the Kurdistan Democratic Party as a party to the winner with the parties fundamental other in the Kurdistan region in connection with the formation of Cab eighth and the desire to form a government New participation of all parties. " The statement pointed out that "the relations of the Kurdistan Regional Government and the federal government and the outstanding problems between Erbil and Baghdad was another aspect of this meeting, where the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government's position on the region regarding the treatment of all problems through dialogue and understanding." With regard to file oil, showed the American ambassador support his "talks between Erbil and Baghdad in order to reach a solution to the problems that are in the interest of the whole of Iraq. http://www.aladalanews.net/index.php?show=news&action=article&id=116700
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    Today, 07:22 AM
    Leader of the Patriotic Union: «Today we are stronger than ever» 4/17/2014 0:00 Carry the responsibility of the MDC split its members Irbil Shirzad Shaikhani break the National Union of silence and announced the official position of the splits that have occurred recently joined the ranks of the party and a number of its leaders and cadres to the Democratic Party on the eve of crucial elections expected to change the face of the political equation in Kurdistan. Between the downplayed those defections, and deemed disposal of the leaders are corrupt, and sees it will contribute to strengthening the development of the party in the parliamentary elections and municipal elections coming, there are those who demanded the speedy disposal of the leaders of the wings conflicting at the level of the Political Bureau, the highest authority of the decision of the party. In a statement published by the Center organizations, Britain, United Kingdom expressed leaders abroad expressed deep concern of the latest developments in Kurdistan and the defection of a number of leaders and cadres of the Union for the party and joining the other parties, called the center of the political bureau of the party to keep the official working body of the Political Bureau of Mullah Bakhtiar, or put an end to the role of sabotage within the party, according to the statement . statement added, "Unfortunately, since the absence of the Secretary-General there is a group of influential not show legitimacy within the political bureau of the Patriotic Union of leading the party towards disowning all the principles of democracy and freedom of expression, and the anti-and the exclusion of all of directing her criticism and advice to reveille party again. Turning statement to split the leadership the party Arif Rushdi, who left the party after it struggled in it for more than 41 years and who was punished for his calling for change and reform within the party. "The statement concluded," at a time when approaching the next election, and instead of reconciliation cadres angry and marginalized, comes Mullah Bakhtiar to spend what's left in the Union, therefore, call upon the leadership of the party to remove him, or at least put an end to interventions and actions hostile to the interests of the party. " In light of the growing concern supporters and supporters of the National Union of influenced the development of the party the next election, came the son of Secretary-General Qobad Talabani issued a statement confirming the "The exit of these dissidents from the National Union does not constitute damage to the party, but he will benefit from it," noting that "the absence of his father, Jalal Talabani from the political scene because of illness did not affect the status of the territory and not to put the party." In the first official reaction from National Union about the defection of so many of the leaders of the Union during the past two days, which added to yesterday's enrollment representative of the Secretary-General of the status of regulations Mosul and Vice official position of the Democratic Party, said the National Union said in a statement posted on its official media that "there is a major plot being hatched behind the scenes against the Patriotic Union. unprovoked attack in the face of the statement charged to the Kurdish opposition Movement for Change, led by Kurdish politician Mustafa Nushirwan causing these splits. The statement said: "We all know that during the media campaign for the parliamentary elections in 2009 the MDC used this tactic by shuffling papers and inflating scenario leaving members of the National Union of ranks and join them in order to broadcast propaganda campaign to collect votes in favor of the movement." The statement went on, "in the current elections are also taking advantage of the defection of some members of a character in order to distort the facts and the true will of the members of the Union in this election. " The statement concluded, "according to the norms of political and agree the strategic between the Union and the Democratic Party is supposed to discourage this phenomenon." In connection with the leading National Union played in a statement singled out the "morning" would defections recent "These defections will not affect the electoral situation of the Patriotic Union, but Stqoah. " and stressed that "the unity of the interior of the party today is stronger than ever, all leadership is aware of the sensitivity of the current situation, and has already begun Bracken differences and conflicts Tktalatha for the success of the Union in this election, and everyone is aware of the fact that there is a conspiracy targeting the Patriotic Union, so they are united Now all the efforts devoted in order to achieve victory next election. " In the meantime, make sure the health of the news that talked about joining the leading dissident Aref Rushdie to the KDP, led by Massoud Barzani, "In a statement made ​​by the channel" Rudaw "Kurdish satellite, " said Rushdie, "that the statements Mullah Bakhtiar and leader Saadi beer does not deserve a response, and I after 38 years of struggle, the ranks of the National Union announced that I you belong to the Democratic Party and I will continue my duties there. " Mullah Bakhtiar official working body of the Political Bureau of the Patriotic Union has described Rushdie as a person, "naive", as described Saadi Ahmed beer Supervisor party organizations province of Mosul, "he was a failure in the management of the affairs of the office party in Mosul." as pointed out by Dr. Joan charity spokeswoman election campaign of the National Union "to" there is a clause in agreement strategic necessary parties not to accept the leadership of the two parties, therefore the temptations of money and positions provided by the KDP to attract the leaders of the Union is considered a flagrant violation of the text of the strategic agreement. " mentions that since the defeat of time suffered by the National Union, led by President Jalal Talabani parliamentary elections last took place on September 21 of last year, facing Union serious challenges because of the reluctance of its leaders from holding caucus fourth was hoped him to review the status of the party and the reforms called for by the rules of the party, but the bloc influential within the Political Bureau, led by the wife of the Secretary-General Hero Ibrahim Ahmed prevented the convening of the conference called for Deputy Secretary-General, Barham Salih, to freeze its membership and was followed by a series of Resignations of party leaders starting from Halao the military then Aref Rushdie and Vice official center of Mosul, and a number of other cadres advanced, including Ali unable former head of the Office of the elections in the Kurdistan Region and who resigned yesterday. , and Iran has tried to mediate a number of times to achieve reconciliation between the wings conflicting inside the leadership of the party, and succeeded to pay the leaders of the three blocs (Hiro Ibrahim Barham Saleh and Rasool) to sign an agreement for the formation of the leadership of three of them for the party until the organization of the caucus fourth year, but the wife Talabani backed away from the deal unless thwarted Iranian efforts. said Fred Ossrd member of the Leadership Council National Union told the "morning" that Iran has made ​​good faith efforts to achieve reconciliation, but it was without a result because of the insistence of the leaders of the blocks on their positions, and the current calm to the conflicts caused by the realization of all parties of the importance of and the need for calm at this sensitive stage in order to achieve better results next election ". http://www.alsabaah.iq/ArticleShow.aspx?ID=69284
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    Yesterday, 08:32 PM
    It has been said, over and over and over again... Iraq’s economy must diversify to reduce its decades-long reliance on oil as the main contributor to its GDP. Hopefully a new government will make it happen. Thanks for the post guardian.
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    Yesterday, 08:15 PM
    I sure hope the people are listening to Sistani and cast their votes wisely. Thanks for the post guardian.
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    Yesterday, 07:02 PM
    Iraq must end dependence on oil—former planning minister Mahdi Al-Hafez says country must boost other sectors in order to experience real growth In this December 13, 2009 file photo, Iraqi laborers work at the Rumaila oil refinery, near the city of Basra. (AP Photo/Nabil Al-Jurani) Written by : Hamza Mustafa on : Wednesday, 16 Apr, 2014 Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat —Iraq’s economy must diversify to reduce its decades-long reliance on oil as the main contributor to its GDP, said the country’s former planning minister, despite a recent uptick in oil production leading to expectations that OPEC’s second-largest oil producer will be among the region’s best-performing economies in 2014. Speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat this week, Mahdi Al-Hafez, who also heads the Coalition of Iraq, said: “The desired tasks for economic reform require the reduction of the domination of oil revenue on the economic situation and the adoption of a policy of diversifying the economy and developing other productive sectors such as industry, agriculture, communications and tourism, to make them genuine productive sectors which can contribute effectively to GDP.” He added: “The priority in the forthcoming change in Iraq must start with the economy because our problems start and end with it . . Since the massive political change in 2003, the tasks of economic reform have emerged as the most prominent in economic development, due to the signs of underdevelopment which blighted the national economy before that date.” Hafez, who heads the Institute for Progress of Development Policies in Iraq, said this “shift to a market economy was the first task which was called for by the advocates of change at the time ,” adding that despite many laws being passed in this regard, “the results did not come out as desired during the last 10 years.” He described the course of economic development in Iraq as “faltering or regressive for a number of reasons,” and said that Iraq could not achieve sound economic progress unless it addressed the obstacles to development and the imbalances in its economy. “Oil, for instance, is the main productive commodity and still dominates Iraq’s finances, and the public sector is still an inflated sector which is not economically viable in these difficult times,” he said. But the country’s economy is expected to grow 6 percent this year, according to IMF predictions, on the back of rising oil production and exports. Oil exports from Iraq rose to a record 2.8 million barrels per day (bpd) on average in February, and production rose to 3.5 million bpd. As a result of the increased oil export receipts, Iraq’s foreign currency reserves jumped from 7 billion US dollars to 78 billion by the end of 2013 over a period of 10 months. Despite its optimism, the IMF also said the country needed to scale down its bloated public sector and restructure a number of state-owned banks in order to give private companies more of an opportunity to compete for government business. Hafez also sees the private sector as playing a central role in the economy’s future. “Among the important tasks are to develop the private sector and the middle class in Iraq on the grounds that a market economy relies mainly on making the private sector a leader in the economy,” he said. He added: “Some recent statistics indicate that the share of the private sector is around 33 percent of GDP and that the majority of workers in this sector are contractors for government institutes and totally dependent on their resources, and therefore, all opportunities and incentives must be made available to develop the private sector and its institutions.” Iraq’s central bank is currently pressing ahead with the process to reform the country’s financial sector, with a new central bank, commercial bank and payment system all in the pipeline. This comes as Iraqi’s are set to go to the polls on April 30 for parliamentary elections. The ratification of the country’s budget for 2014, which was meant to have been approved by March, has been postponed until after the vote following wrangling between Baghdad and the autonomous Kurdistan region, which demanded a larger share of the budget. Disputes with the Kurdistan Regional Government also extend to the latter’s desire to export oil independently from Baghdad via the Kirkuk–Ceyhan pipeline to Turkey. Baghdad is demanding that the region exports all its oil under the supervision of Iraq’s state-owned oil company. http://www.aawsat.net/2014/04/article55331271
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    Yesterday, 01:48 PM
    I'm loving all this gold talk with the dinar. I remember reading years ago that the IMF had a rule that non good faith countries had to back their currency at 25% of face value with what is in their reserve. It could be (speculation only) a way to back their currency at a higher rate of exchange. Also remember reading years ago that Iraq in like 2007 could back the dinar at the rate of the Euro at around 100%. So hopefully this would being a way of easily backing the dinar after the raising of the three zeros
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    Yesterday, 01:35 PM
    The World Bank expressed doubts about some of the paragraphs of the window from the sale of the currency in Iraq and assumed by the central bank,
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    Yesterday, 12:33 PM
    Is there an arrest warrant issued by the Maliki yet for his comments? Lol
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