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  • guardian's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:49 PM
    I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks that! :cool:
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    Yesterday, 08:30 PM
    All Measures Imposed under Iraq Oil-for-Food Programme Implemented in Full, Security Council Concludes, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2390 (2017) The Security Council concluded today that all the measures imposed in its resolutions 1958 (2010) and 2335 (2016) pursuant to Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations in relation to the Iraq oil-for-food programme had been fully implemented. Unanimously adopting resolution 2390 (2017), the Council welcomed the fact that the remaining funds in the escrow accounts established pursuant to resolution 1958 (2010) had been transferred to the Government of Iraq pursuant to resolution 2335 (2016). The Council acknowledged the Secretary-General’s final report on the matter (document S/2017/820), which stated, among other things, that the remaining $14,283,565 in the administrative escrow account had been transferred to Iraq. Following the adoption, Amy Noel Tachco (United States) applauded Iraq’s complete implementation of measures under the oil-for-food programme, although the country still faced many challenges. She looked forward to close cooperation internationally and bilaterally in support of Iraq as a federal, democratic and prosperous country. The meeting started at 9:45 a.m. and ended at 9:48 a.m. Resolution The full text of resolution 2390 (2017) reads as follows: “The Security Council, “Recalling its resolutions 1958 (2010) and 2335 (2016), “Acknowledging receipt of the final report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 4 of Security Council resolution 2335 (2016), S/2017/820, “1. Welcomes the implementing arrangements entered into by the Secretary-General and the Government of Iraq as requested in paragraph 7 of Security Council resolution 1958 (2010); “2. Also welcomes that the remaining funds in the escrow accounts established pursuant to paragraphs 3–5 of Security Council resolution 1958 (2010) have been transferred to the Government of Iraq pursuant to Security Council resolution 2335 (2016); “3. Concludes that all the measures imposed by the Security Council in resolutions 1958 (2010) and 2335 (2016) pursuant to Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations have been fully implemented by the parties.” Iraq https://www.un.org/press/en/2017/sc13109.doc.htm
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    Yesterday, 10:51 AM
    Hello DS family! I am so glad to see your still here. Looks like things are heating up again. Lets keep looking for that elusive info that lets us know we are finished. Hang in there all. Best wishes to all. tdk....
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    Yesterday, 09:39 AM
    Abadi focuses on two important issues in his next war 12/10/2017 A source close to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the latter planned to launch a war involving two important issues, including the recovery of money smuggled abroad. The source said that "the most prominent files in the war of Abadi reform, one of them the file of money smuggled, and estimated the funds more than $ 100 billion are located in the banks of Arab and foreign countries," asserting "the formation of committees to recover these funds under the supervision of the United Nations and the Judicial Council, Iraq and those involved in smuggling out of Iraq. " The source added that "the second file is the file of the seizure of state land by influential parties after 2003, where seized political parties and armed armed state-owned lands in addition to the property of minorities in Baghdad and the rest of the Iraqi provinces." Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, earlier this month, the Supreme Council for the fight against corruption to resolve the files in his possession and lifting the obstacles that prevent the resolution of many of the issues lagging to recover money and provide corrupt to justice, pointing to the importance of resolving the files of corruption. http://www.skypressiq.net/2017/12/10/%D9%85%D9%82%D8%B1%D8%A8-%D9%85%D9%86%D9%87-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%AF%D9%8A-%D9%8A%D8%B1%D9%83%D8%B2-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-%D9%85%D9%84%D9%81%D9%8A%D9%86-%D9%85%D9%87%D9%85%D9%8A%D9%86-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D8%AD%D8%B1%D8%A8%D9%87-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%82%D8%A7%D8%AF%D9%85%D8%A9
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    Yesterday, 09:35 AM
    Related to him: Abadi put "Renowned names" in lists of corruption will be announced within days 12/10/2017 A source close to the office of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Sunday that the "names of the ringing" will be included in the lists of corruption, will be forwarded to the judiciary immediately announced by Abadi, mid-month (15/12/2017). "The prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, is planning to announce a list of" names of the song "that has been tarnished in the looting of public money, the source said, adding that" these names include senior leaders and their aides, , As he put it. He added that "these names resonate large will be presented to the judiciary on the grounds that there are files of corruption fixed on them and the Iraqi street," stressing that "the date of 15/12/2017 is the closest to the declaration of regulations by Prime Minister Haider Abadi." The source, who preferred not to be identified, said that "Abadi is capable of developing a disciplined and clear plan according to the law to hold all corrupt and the street will be his supporters to achieve this and to hold the corrupt accountable whatever their influence." It is noteworthy that Abadi announced on November 7, 2017, that "the next war" will be against the corrupt. http://www.skypressiq.net/2017/12/10/%D9%85%D9%82%D8%B1%D8%A8-%D9%85%D9%86%D9%87-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%AF%D9%8A-%D9%88%D8%B6%D8%B9-%D8%A7%D8%B3%D9%85%D8%A7%D8%A1-%D8%B1%D9%86%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%A9-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D9%82%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%A6%D9%85-%D9%81%D8%B3%D8%A7%D8%AF-%D8%B3%D8%AA%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%86-%D8%AE%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%84-%D8%A7%D9%8A%D8%A7%D9%85
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    Yesterday, 09:24 AM
    Saleh: Great question marks on mechanisms to convert foreign currency to Iraq 12/10/2017 The appearance of Mohammed Saleh, the economic adviser to the Prime Minister there are significant question marks on the mechanisms to convert foreign currency to Iraq. "There is a question mark on the currency sign caused by confusion between the implementation of monetary policy by the central bank to control liquidity levels and at the same time trade finance, which created this ambiguity," Saleh said in a press release. "If the Iraqi government finances its trade through documentary credits, why not finance the private sector in the same way," he said, pointing out that "the argument of not funding is that there are no possibilities to download documentary credits as a more transparent tool in trade finance. There are not a number of international correspondents cooperating with Iraq to create or Open these credits, because of the long isolation of the sector of the Iraqi bank. " He added that "the Central Bank has a project to rebuild the institution to finance the foreign trade of the private sector by opening the establishment of the so-called Cdbank, which is a collective bank, which contributes to all Iraqi banks, civil and government banks to finance foreign trade." He pointed out that "the acquisition of a currency under the pretext of financing trade causes monopoly," pointing out that "an alternative to this by rebuilding new criteria for financing the private sector through the establishment of a large bank to finance this sector." http://www.knoozmedia.com/289348/%D8%B5%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AD-%D8%B9%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%85%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%AA%D9%81%D9%87%D8%A7%D9%85-%D9%83%D8%A8%D9%8A%D8%B1%D8%A9-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%AA%D8%AD/
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    Yesterday, 09:16 AM
    USAID says it supports Iraq's fight against corruption12/10/2017 The senior adviser to the US Agency for Development Thomas Stahl announced the Agency's support for Iraq's efforts in the fight against corruption, pointing out that these efforts is a project of Tamkul, through which the Agency works to develop the capabilities of Iraqi ministries and local governments on the one hand and reduce cases of corruption on the other . "The project started working with the Ministries of Health, Public Municipalities, Higher Education and Scientific Research as well as the local government of Basra," Stal said in a press statement. "The agency has worked for the past three years with the Directorate of Water Resources in Basra Governorate. On reconstruction efforts in the liberated areas, Stahl said his country provides 1.7 billion dollars in aid to Iraq. He stressed that the aid is focused on relief of displaced families, especially in Nineveh Plain and Sinjar, and helping returnees to the liberated areas by providing electricity and water services as well as health services and rehabilitation of schools in their areas. On his new $ 150 million grant to Iraq, Stahl said it would be provided through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), noting that last year Washington provided $ 115 million to the provinces of Anbar, Erbil and Salahuddin, totaling $ 265 million. "The province of Basra is not covered by these grants as it and the other southern provinces will include a program will soon begin under the name of" integration "and coincides with the end of the program" progress "and near the end of the program (thread) provided by the United States to those areas as assistance to the Iraqi government. http://aynaliraqnews.com/index.php?aa=news&id22=88329 US
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    Yesterday, 08:56 AM
    Saleh: Great question marks on mechanisms to convert foreign currency to Iraq 12/10/2017 Trend Press / Baghdad The appearance of Mohammed Saleh, the economic adviser to the Prime Minister there are significant question marks on the mechanisms to convert foreign currency to Iraq. "There is a question mark on the currency sign caused by confusion between the implementation of monetary policy of the central bank to control the liquidity levels and at the same time trade finance, which led to the creation of this ambiguity," Saleh said in a press statement. "If the Iraqi government finances its trade through documentary credits, why not finance the private sector in the same way," he said, pointing out that "the argument of not funding is that there are no possibilities to download documentary credits as a more transparent tool in trade finance. There are not a number of international correspondents cooperating with Iraq to create or Open these credits, because of the long isolation of the sector of the Iraqi bank. " He added that "the Central Bank has a project to rebuild the institution to finance the foreign trade of the private sector by opening the establishment of the so-called Cdbank, which is a collective bank, which contributes to all Iraqi banks, civil and government banks to finance foreign trade." He pointed out that "the acquisition of a currency under the pretext of financing trade causes monopoly," pointing out that "an alternative to this by rebuilding new criteria for financing the private sector through the establishment of a large bank to finance this sector." http://aletejahtv.org/permalink/195732.html
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    Yesterday, 08:50 AM
    The start of a major military parade on the occasion of the declaration of victory over a preacher 12/10/2017 The military units and the popular crowd started a major military parade on the occasion of the announcement of the final victory over the organization of the criminal advocate in the presence of the Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Haider Abadi. The military units of the Iraqi army and police in all its formations and the popular mobilization forces began this morning a military parade in the presence of the Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Haider al-Abadi. The head of the armed forces, General Haider al-Abadi, announced on Saturday the liberation of all Iraqi territory from the control of the organization of the criminal advocate after raising the flag of Iraq over areas west of Anbar, which was the last land usurped. http://pressiraq.net/p=125488 The start of a major military parade on the occasion of the declaration of victory over a preacher
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    Yesterday, 08:45 AM
    The military parade began in celebration of Victory Day on a "call" in central Baghdad 12/10/2017 Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi's office on Sunday began the military parade of Iraqi forces to mark the day of victory over the organization "Daash". "The military review of the Iraqi forces began with the presence of the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Haider al-Abbadi," the office said in a statement obtained by Trend Press. "The review is carried out with the participation of the Iraqi army, the federal police, the anti-terrorist apparatus and a number of other security branches, especially the popular crowd, " Ban said.Abadi announced on Saturday evening the final victory over the organization of a preacher, while warning against "terrorist" attempts targeting the Iraqi people in the future. http://aletejahtv.org/permalink/195704.html
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    Yesterday, 08:28 AM
    good morning to all ds i pray that everyone will have a blessed day today and enjoy its, to all keep your faith in the dinar we all most their so go RV.
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    Yesterday, 07:41 AM
    gm ds. rv would sure be a great Christmas present.
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    12-09-2017, 10:07 PM
    I'd have to agree. I think he has been skimming of the top as well. Thanks harry
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    12-09-2017, 09:40 PM
    Would liked to have been a fly on the wall of that meeting. Thanks harry
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    12-09-2017, 09:16 PM
    Thank you guardian!!! This along with harry's post has to be the best news I've heard in years. The doors are open. Lets see if those 0's start to disappear. :cool:
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  • HotRod's Avatar
    12-09-2017, 07:56 PM
    Great news harry!!! Now maybe we will start to see some financial gain in this investment of ours.
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    12-09-2017, 07:47 PM
    Out of chp 7 officially!!!
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    12-09-2017, 07:41 PM
    I'm thinking we'll start to see more articles regarding related to the removing of the zeroes now!!!
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    12-09-2017, 04:26 PM
    Thanks to harry and guardian for the great post!!!!
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    12-09-2017, 04:23 PM
    tudor I don't know what a RV smells like but I would like to find out :)
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    12-09-2017, 02:55 PM
    Ditto to what tudor said!!!!
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    12-09-2017, 02:54 PM
    ISIS evicted and Chapter VII lifted! Folks, this is very good news. Both of these have played a major part in preventing the RV. This is the most exciting news I've heard about in a looooong time. Thanks for posting harry and guardian!
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    12-09-2017, 01:30 PM
    Good chilly Saturday all. Harry, nice having a generator isn't it, hope your power stays on now. I want to thank harry and guardian for posting two very special articles today.... harry, out of chapter VII and guardian, Iraq is rid of Isis!! Way to go you two!!!! I can almost smell that RV....
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    12-09-2017, 01:27 PM
    Thanks guardian, they worked hard to get Isis out, glad they did it. Yes, another step closer to the elusive RV...
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    12-09-2017, 01:24 PM
    Great find harry!!! Out of Chapter VII is huge news!
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  • guardian's Avatar
    12-09-2017, 10:25 AM
    Another hurdle over leading to the RV. :)
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    12-09-2017, 09:53 AM
    reuters.com Iraqi PM says Islamic State completely 'evicted' from Iraq Maher Chmaytelli, Ahmed Aboulenein3 Min Read 3-4 minutes BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Saturday that Iraqi forces had driven the last remnants of Islamic State from the country, three years after the militant group captured about a third of Iraq’s territory. FILE PHOTO: A member of Iraqi Federal Police waves an Iraqi flag as they celebrate victory of military operations against the Islamic State militants in West Mosul, Iraq July 2, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro/File Photo The Iraqi forces recaptured the last areas still under IS control along the border with Syria, state television quoted Abadi as telling an Arab media conference in Baghdad. “Commander-in-Chief @HaiderAlAbadi announces that Iraq’s armed forces have secured the western desert & the entire Iraq Syria border, says this marks the end of the war against Daesh terrorists who have been completely defeated and evicted from Iraq,” the federal government’s official account tweeted. In a separate tweet later, Abadi said: “Our heroic armed forces have now secured the entire length of the Iraq-Syria border. We defeated Daesh through our unity and sacrifice for the nation. Long live Iraq and its people.” The U.S.-led coalition that has been supporting Iraqi force against Islamic State tweeted its congratulations. “The Coalition congratulate the people of Iraq on their significant victory against #Daesh. We stand by them as they set the conditions for a secure and prosperous #futureiraq,” said the tweet. Daesh is the Arabic name for Islamic State. Last month Iraqi forces captured Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic State control, near the Syrian border. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi speaks during an Arab media conference in Baghdad, Iraq, December 9, 2017. Iraqi Prime Minister Media Office/Handout via REUTERS Mosul, the group’s de facto capital in Iraq, fell in July after a grueling nine-month campaign backed by a U.S.-led coalition that saw much of the northern Iraqi city destroyed. Islamic State’s Syrian capital Raqqa also fell to a U.S.-backed Kurdish-led coalition in September. The forces fighting Islamic State in both countries now expect a new phase of guerrilla warfare, a tactic the militants have already shown themselves capable of. Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who in 2014 had declared in Mosul the founding of a new Islamic caliphate, released an audio recording on Sept. 28 that indicated he was alive, after several reports he had been killed. He urged his followers to keep up the fight despite setbacks. He is believed to be hiding in the stretch of desert in the border area. Driven from its two de facto capitals, Islamic State was progressively squeezed this year into an ever-shrinking pocket of desert, straddling the frontier between the two countries, by enemies that include most regional states and global powers. In Iraq, the group confronted U.S.-backed Iraqi government forces and Iranian-trained paramilitary groups known as Popular Mobilisation. Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli and Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Gareth Jones https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-islamicstate/iraqi-pm-says-islamic-state-completely-evicted-from-iraq-idUSKBN1E30B9
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    12-09-2017, 08:55 AM
    What does it mean to leave Iraq in Chapter VII? 12/9/2017 Exit Iraq permanently from Chapter VII means many of the pros and here we review the benefits of this historic decision, especially the economic and political benefits of this important step, which will enable Iraq to recover its frozen funds, and end the tax paid by the people of the practices of the former dictatorial regime. Since 1990, Iraq has been subject to Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations imposed after the invasion of the former regime of Kuwait in August of the same year, and this chapter allows the use of force against Iraq as a threat to international security, in addition to freezing large amounts of financial assets in World banks to pay compensation to those affected by the invasion. Legal Status In terms of the legal situation, Iraq's withdrawal from Chapter VII will restore its legal status in the international community to what it was before Security Council Resolution 838 of 1993, which was issued as a result of the invasion of the State of Kuwait. It will restore its absolute legal status in the international community to what it was prior to Security Council Resolution 838 of 1993 as a result of the entry of the former regime into Kuwait and that Iraq's fulfillment of its obligations calls on the United Nations to lift the guardianship of Iraqi funds frozen abroad, to return the Iraqi will to its money and right And is a gesture of hope that opens new horizons in dealing with the countries of the world in the fields of development and investment. " Al-Quban, Iraq's exit from Chapter VII means that Iraq will expand its role among the countries of the world after his departure from Chapter VII because he has the ability and efficiency in the political and diplomatic as Iraq has the readiness to be the egg al-Quban in the global talks and meetings. Iraq is different from Arab countries in many areas of military, cultural and political, and one of the first countries to renounce terrorism. " Economic determinants In the same context, the exit of Iraq from the provisions of Chapter VII, means freedom from the economic determinants, which was a cause of delay in providing services to citizens. And that "the salvation of Iraq from the consequences of the provisions of Chapter VII is a departure from the economic determinants that were the cause of delay in providing services to citizens and will enable Iraq to manage its affairs and without any determinants that cause the delay in providing services and infrastructure projects needed by all cities of Iraq," and expected to "be Iraq has significant economic returns contribute to reducing unemployment rates and poverty. " Full sovereignty out of Chapter VII means full sovereignty, because the survival of Iraq under his will means staying under the tutelage of the United Nations and the Security Council. " Iraq was placed under this chapter on the grounds that it violates international security as a result of the wars of the former regime. In summary, the exit from Chapter VII means freedom from all political, economic, diplomatic and other factors that develop the Iraqi situation externally and internally. Exit Iraq permanently from Chapter VII means many of the pros and here we review the benefits of this historic decision, especially the economic and political benefits of this important step, which will enable Iraq to recover its frozen funds, and end the tax paid by the people of the practices of the former dictatorial regime. Since 1990, Iraq has been subject to Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations imposed after the invasion of the former regime of Kuwait in August of the same year, and this chapter allows the use of force against Iraq as a threat to international security, in addition to freezing large amounts of financial assets in World banks to pay compensation to those affected by the invasion. Legal Status In terms of the legal situation, Iraq's withdrawal from Chapter VII will restore its legal status in the international community to what it was before Security Council Resolution 838 of 1993, which was issued as a result of the invasion of the State of Kuwait. It will restore its absolute legal status in the international community to what it was prior to Security Council Resolution 838 of 1993 as a result of the entry of the former regime into Kuwait and that Iraq's fulfillment of its obligations calls on the United Nations to lift the guardianship of Iraqi funds frozen abroad, to return the Iraqi will to its money and right And is a gesture of hope that opens new horizons in dealing with the countries of the world in the fields of development and investment. " Al-Quban, Iraq's exit from Chapter VII means that Iraq will expand its role among the countries of the world after his departure from Chapter VII because he has the ability and efficiency in the political and diplomatic as Iraq has the readiness to be the egg al-Quban in the global talks and meetings. Iraq is different from Arab countries in many areas of military, cultural and political, and one of the first countries to renounce terrorism. " Economic determinants In the same context, the exit of Iraq from the provisions of Chapter VII, means freedom from the economic determinants, which was a cause of delay in providing services to citizens. And that "the salvation of Iraq from the consequences of the provisions of Chapter VII is a departure from the economic determinants that were the cause of delay in providing services to citizens and will enable Iraq to manage its affairs and without any determinants that cause the delay in providing services and infrastructure projects needed by all cities of Iraq," and expected to "be Iraq has significant economic returns contribute to reducing unemployment rates and poverty. " Full sovereignty out of Chapter VII means full sovereignty, because the survival of Iraq under his will means staying under the tutelage of the United Nations and the Security Council. " Iraq was placed under this chapter on the grounds that it violates international security as a result of the wars of the former regime. In summary, the exit from Chapter VII means freedom from all political, economic, diplomatic and other factors that develop the Iraqi situation externally and internally. http://asrarmedia.com/%D9%85%D8%A7%D8%B0%D8%A7-%D9%8A%D8%B9%D9%86%D9%8A-%D8%AE%D8%B1%D9%88%D8%AC-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%82-%D9%85%D9%86-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%81%D8%B5%D9%84-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B3%D8%A7%D8%A8%D8%B9/
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