Barzani will resign in the next 48 hours

10/18/2017

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq Affairs Joseph Benenton, on Wednesday, President of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, that Washington is waiting to resign after the recent events, stressing that his government is waiting for this action during the next two days and otherwise will intervene directly.

This came after the reluctance of US officials to respond to contacts Barzani, according to Reuters news agency.

Benenton expressed his country’s disappointment with the developments that have reached it. Washington considered itself the first and fundamental ally of Massoud Barzani, and when we asked the president of the region to postpone the referendum, he gave up and insisted on doing what we opposed.

Benenton stressed that "his country is waiting for the president of the region to submit his resignation urgently, since his stay in power is a mistake," noting that "the political parties in the region all insist on the need to isolate Barzani of the pyramid of regional authority."

He also stressed that "his country will intervene directly if he does not submit his resignation within the next two days."

This and demanded the President of the Parliament of the Kurdistan region, Yousef Mohammed, this morning, 18/10/2017 President of the region to submit his resignation, in order to preserve the water face, as he put it.

The US Secretary of State, Telrisson, told the Prime Minister, Haider Abadi, his country’s support for security measures in Kirkuk and disputed areas, stressing the need to preserve the territorial integrity of Iraq.

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The Central Bank withdraws permission to mediate two companies to sell and buy currencies for violating instructions
10/18/2017

The Central Bank of Iraq announced on Wednesday the withdrawal of a license to mediate two companies to sell and buy foreign currencies for violating instructions.

The bank said that "in view of the violation of the company Karam friends and Zad to mediate the sale and purchase of foreign currency provisions of the instructions to regulate the work of mediation companies decided to withdraw the leave of establishment of the two companies and withdraw their letter of guarantee issued for the benefit of this bank.

The bank called on the Ministry of Commerce to ‘cancel the certificate of establishment granted to them by them, in addition to removing the names of the two companies from their records and providing the Central Bank with the letter of liquidation certified’.

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The governor of the Central Bank is discussing with the Security Council important files in the first meeting of its kind
10/18/2017

Central Bank Governor Ali Mohsen Ismail discussed with the UN Security Council important files at a meeting, the first of its kind in the world, at the invitation of him.

"The governor of the Central Bank of Iraq, Ali Mohsen Ismail, met in New York with members of the UN Security Council in the United Nations building, where this meeting is the first of its kind in the world where the Governor of the Bank The Central Bank of Iraq is the first central bank governor to attend such meetings.

" "During the meeting, a detailed explanation of the experience of this bank in the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing was discussed and members of the UN Security Council praised the work of the Central Bank of Iraq and its administration during the current period and the accompanying exceptional circumstances experienced by Iraq."

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US Secretary of State Abadi said Washington supported Baghdad’s moves by imposing the rule of law
10/18/2017

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Prime Minister Haider Abadi on Wednesday that Washington supports federal government steps to impose the rule of law, stressing that America "does not recognize" the referendum in Kurdistan.

"Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi received a telephone call from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson," the press office of Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi said in a statement.

"Washington does not recognize the referendum in the Kurdistan region, and it supports the unity of Iraq and the steps of the federal government in avoiding confrontation and imposing the rule of law," Tillerson said.

He added that "the United States of America to take over the war against the promotion and liberation of all Iraqi territory is very important and supports the efforts of the Iraqi government to eliminate terrorism, in addition to reconstruction of liberated areas and support the Iraqi economy.

"For his part, Abadi stressed that "what happened in Kirkuk represents a redeployment to impose order in the province, which are legal and constitutional steps in order to prevent the division of the country and weaken it.

""The federal government was keen on dialogue in accordance with the constitution, but the officials in the region did not respond," he said, noting that "the priority is still for the battle with gangs, calling the terrorists, which we are approaching to resolve and liberate the entire Iraqi territory and secure the border.

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