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    Yesterday, 11:13 AM
    Good morning all. cloudy, rainy skies, but 60*. still t-shirt weather lol. you all have a great day.
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  • harry's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:55 AM
    Abadi: Kurdistan is close to bankruptcy and must recognize the authority of the Constitution 10/19/2017 Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Thursday that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) was "close" to bankruptcy because of the corruption of a few officials and their families, calling on them to recognize the authority of the Iraqi constitution and engage in dialogue on this basis. "Iraq should be able to demonstrate its ability to use the democratic foundations to resolve internal conflicts," he said in a newspaper article published in the New York Times. "The Kurdistan Regional Government must recognize the authority of the constitution and engage in dialogue on this basis." Abadi said that as prime minister in Iraq, he must act in accordance with the constitution to protect all the Iraqi people and keep the country united. "To achieve this, the government has strengthened and extended its federal mandate, the federal authority on national borders, oil exports and customs revenues," he said, adding that "the redeployment of Iraqi forces this week to parts of Kirkuk and other areas in northern Iraq agree With this approach. " "The elements of the federal forces of the army and the fight against terrorism, police and rapid deployment units come from many ethnic and religious groups in Iraq, including the Kurds, and the spread was not an attack on Kurdish citizens or the city of Kirkuk," noting that "it was An Iraqi federal process aimed at restoring federal authority to areas under government control until 2014. " http://www.skypressiq.net/2017/10/19/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%AF%D9%8A-%D9%83%D8%B1%D8%AF%D8%B3%D8%AA%D8%A7%D9%86-%D9%82%D8%B1%D9%8A%D8%A8%D8%A9-%D9%84%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%81%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%B3-%D9%88%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%8A%D9%87%D8%A7-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%B9%D8%AA%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%81-%D8%A8%D8%B3%D9%84%D8%B7%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AF%D8%B3%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%B1
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  • harry's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:52 AM
    He is close to him: Abadi intends to pay salaries of staff of the region and Peshmerga directly from Baghdad 10/19/2017 The deputy of the coalition of state law Jassim Mohammed Jaafar, on Thursday, that the Prime Minister Haider Abadi, intends to pay the salaries of all employees of the Kurdistan region and the Peshmerga directly from Baghdad, indicating that the salaries of the staff of the region will be equal with the employees of the federal government. Jaafar said in an interview with Sky Press that "Prime Minister Haider Abadi adopted a project to pay salaries of all employees of the Kurdistan region and Peshmerga by the Federal Ministry of Finance directly through the system card without the mediation of financial region," noting that "this came after the control of wells Oil in Kirkuk and the region and other areas and subject them to the company of Sumo of the Federal Oil Ministry and the sale of oil and gas and derivatives by them. Jaafar added that "the salary scale above will be equal to the salary scale of federal government employees and Peshmerga with the federal security forces," referring to "the tragedy and suffering experienced by the employee in the Kurdistan region in delaying these salaries by many months or stealing a living from him by leaders do not care only Its parties, families and families. " He said that "this project is a qualitative leap to achieve the right of the oppressed and the general public and the false pretense of blood traffickers and gang of criminals who collect the capital outside Iraq from the strength of those oppressed." The Prime Minister, Haider Abadi, directed last Monday, the security forces to impose security in the province of Kirkuk, in cooperation with the people of the province and Peshmerga. http://www.skypressiq.net/2017/10/19/%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%B9%D8%AA%D8%B2%D9%85-%D8%B5%D8%B1%D9%81-%D8%B1%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%AA%D8%A8-%D9%85%D9%88%D8%B8%D9%81%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%82%D9%84%D9%8A%D9%85-%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A8%D9%8A%D8%B4%D9%85%D8%B1%D9%83%D8%A9-%D9%85%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B4%D8%B1%D8%A9-%D9%85%D9%86-%D8%A8%D8%BA%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%AF
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  • harry's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:38 AM
    The government sets conditions for handing over the share of Kurdistan from the budget of 2018 10/19/2017 The Financial Committee in the House of Representatives linked the delivery of the budget of 2018, amounting to (17)%, full to the north of Iraq, the implementation of previous agreements with Baghdad on oil and customs. The member of the Committee Hossam al-Aqabi said in a press statement that the rate of (17)% allocated to Kurdistan is not given only to deliver oil imports through the company Sumo through the fields of Kirkuk and the region did not comply with this condition, "and the second condition includes the delivery of non-oil revenues related to Balkmark and border crossings and also the region did not deliver one of them to Iraq. "Stressing that "the federal government gives spending only governing the Kurdistan region and related to the ration card and the purchase of electric power and the most important contractors and farmers. ""The federal government will not cut government expenditures that will weaken the Kurdish citizen, but will work to deduct the resources of the Kurdish government," he said. He pointed out that "the Iraqi government has not delivered (17)% of the actual expenditure of the Kurdistan region for failure to comply with the conditions agreed to the latter." http://aletejahtv.org/permalink/187247.html
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  • harry's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:29 AM
    Kurds and change the political map in Iraq 10/19/2017 Patrick Cockburn / The Independent Translation / Annis Saffar Over the past two days, the Kurds lost about 40 percent of the land they controlled when they withdrew from areas that have long been the subject of disagreement and conflict between them and Baghdad, and the Kurdish Peshmerga fighters continue to withdraw from large areas in northern Iraq, extending between Syria to the west and Iran to the east . It is now clear that the two main Kurdish parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), agreed at their meeting on Sunday that they had no choice but to withdraw from Kirkuk and other disputed areas. The two parties know they are too weak to challenge the Iraqi security forces, and have no allies to seek help. Kurdish leaders today blame each other for the occurrence of the setback that will be recorded as the greatest disaster in the history of Kurds. The geopolitics of northern Iraq have changed, a change that is totally unfavorable to the Kurds. The Kurdish military units withdrew from the Sinjar area near the Syrian border, the home of the Yazidis who were massacred and enslaved by the Da'ash organization when they entered these areas in August 2014. Instead, they replaced the paramilitary forces of the Yazidis loyal to Baghdad. On the other side of the dividing line between Kurdish and non-Kurdish areas, the Peshmerga evacuated the towns of Khanaqin, Jalawla and Mandali, close to the Iranian border to the northeast of Baghdad. These are all areas where the Kurdish parties have established their presence and exercised their control over the last few years but now they are out of their hands, perhaps forever. The Peshmerga also abandoned the last two oil fields they were holding near the city of Kirkuk, and thus they have lost all the gains made by the Kurds on the ground since 2003. The acquisition of Kirkuk oil fields was crucial fate for the Kurds of Iraq. Baghdad was the scene of joy for what was considered the second greatest victory for Iraq and Prime Minister Haider Abadi this year. The first success was the restoration of the city of Mosul in July after a nine-month siege. The second was the easy, unforeseen defeat of the Kurds this week following their referendum on independence on September 25, a referendum that turned into destruction. A Kurdish commentator who did not want to be named said: "What I fear now is that Baghdad surrenders to the euphoria of victory as there is now talk of imposing the authority of the central government on every corner of Iraq." This may mean putting Baghdad under severe political and military pressure on the three Kurdish provinces Which consists of the Kurdistan region, which now seems to enjoy the grace. Iraqi President Fuad Masum, who is himself a Kurd, called for dialogue between the central government and Kurdish leaders to resolve the crisis sparked by the Kurdish referendum. Abadi said the referendum was "over and over," but he also called for dialogue " Constitution "and this means to exclude the issue of Kurdish independence and set aside it. There is no longer any doubt that the balance of power has dramatically and dramatically shifted to Baghdad, away from the Kurdish capital of Arbil. Barzani and his Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on Monday tried to blame Peshmerga for not responding to the advance of Iraqi security forces, calling them "treacherous" and "abandoning" them in a separate deal with Baghdad. But Kurdish sources told the Independent that the two parties had agreed that they were too weak to fight for Kirkuk, but the orders did not reach all the Peshmerga leaders at the right time. On Monday, Peshmerga pulled out of the Democratic Party of Kurdistan from Sinjar and other sites held in Kirkuk province in what appeared to be a previously agreed evacuation. For his part, Barzani blamed Shamaa for what he described as "decisions taken by politicians as a unilateral response," a charge that we do not think he includes himself, although his decision to hold his referendum was a mistake that led to a confrontation with Baghdad. In which. The referendum process was opposed by all international and regional powers except for Israel, which is not in a position to provide practical assistance to the Kurds. Barzani also chose to challenge Abadi at a time when his armed forces had just won a major victory in Mosul, making retreat and surrender on his part unlikely. The United States has also declared its opposition to the referendum, but has distanced itself from the crisis. "For many years we had very good relations with Kurds, and we also stood by Iraq as you know," President Trump said. "We are not happy about this clash." The United States has also declared its opposition to the referendum, but has distanced itself from the crisis. "For many years we had very good relations with Kurds, and we also stood by Iraq as you know," President Trump said. "We are not happy about this clash." The United States has also declared its opposition to the referendum, but has distanced itself from the crisis. "For many years we had very good relations with Kurds, and we also stood by Iraq as you know," President Trump said. "We are not happy about this clash." The conflict between Iraq's Kurds will remain for decades to come, but the reality is that they were the result of Barzani's persistence in playing cards and gambling on luck, as well as the divisions among the Kurdish parties, among which were the lack of a military option Facing Baghdad. Thanks to their referendum, the Kurds have not only failed to gain independence but will find that the autonomy they considered unquestioned is also threatened when Baghdad tightens its grip on the Kurdish provinces. Many Kurds will accuse Iran of manipulating the Baghdad government and Kurdish parties until they reach this conclusion. Iran, of course, is pleased to see the Baghdad government, and Barzani, traditionally close to the United States, have become more vulnerable, but there is no need to look for conspiracy theories to explain what happened. http://www.alsabaah.iq/ArticleShow.aspx?ID=146267
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  • harry's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:20 AM
    Saleh: Capital flows boost banking activity 10/19/2017 Referendum to transfer its public administrations to Baghdad Baghdad / Hussein Thugb The consequences of the referendum in Kurdistan have taken their effects economically expand to be the share of the financial sector is large, where the capital is moved without warning to Baghdad accompanied by the public administrations of banks looking for safety and stability, and the most recent Mosul Bank, which came to the general administration to Baghdad in a step to start a new phase. Financial Advisor to the Prime Minister Dr. The appearance of Mohammed Saleh told the "morning" commenting on the transfer of money and the general administration of the Bank of Mosul from Kurdistan to Baghdad: "The banks operate in a stable environment, and to get a state of confusion and instability expected in Kurdistan led to the flight of capital, especially financial capital (departments) the public)". He pointed out that "the flow of funds to Baghdad and public administrations will enhance financial activity." A safe haven and drew Saleh that "the work of banks requires a stable working environment, and that the feet of the province to conduct the referendum generated a state of dissatisfaction with the regional environment of Kurdistan, which in turn made banks to restore their accounts and search for a safer haven and move the activity of its work and thus headed to Baghdad, Mosul. " He stressed that " Money escape specialist financial affairs in Haider Punitive he said: " The banks are inherently looking for capital security for the expansion of activity work," pointing out that " the region is suffering now from the repercussions of the referendum is unconstitutional in more than economic detail, especially the financial sector , which has seen a big wave to escape the money meant Most of which is the capital of Baghdad, which necessitates the authorities to find ideal formulas to deal with these capital and provide safe havens for them. " Expansion of investment and drew punitive in an interview with the "morning" that " the transfer of the Bank of Mosul administration to Baghdad is a foregone conclusion for a number of economic losses suffered by the region because of the referendum is unconstitutional, adding that" the money and the departments of banks move to Baghdad comes to enhance the reality of the financial sector And allows it to expand its investments in providing an opportunity to achieve the development goals for which it was founded. " Informed sources have confirmed that a large monetary bloc moved from Kurdistan to Baghdad because of the unconstitutional referendum, and deposited most of the money in the financial companies in the hope of converting them to the banking system after being dealt with in accordance with legal contexts. Expansion of the activities of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Mosul Tamkeen Abdul Sarhan said in an interview for "morning" that "the Central Bank granted the bank official approval for the transfer of public administration from Arbil to Baghdad, noting that" this transfer will allow the bank to expand its banking activities, "noting that" The work area in Baghdad is much broader in Kurdistan, especially after the referendum unconstitutional and the accompanying repercussions affected the economic reality in all sectors. "We are aware of the importance of starting from Baghdad to expand horizontally in all governorates gradually and provide the best banking products that support the process of economic development sought by Iraq," he said. http://www.alsabaah.iq/ArticleShow.aspx?ID=146259
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  • harry's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:13 AM
    good morning to all ds i pray that everyone will have a blessed day today
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