Iraq and the American return .. Re-invasion or the arrangement of papers?
1/1/2019


Is currently being discussed in Iraq about the arrival of US special forces to Erbil coming from Syria, based on the decision of US President Donald Trump to withdraw US troops from the latter, and remains the withdrawal of US troops from Syria is a vague topic and so far no one knows exactly why to decide to withdraw,

But its entry into Iraq, according to the media and some Iraqi security sources opens the door wide in front of more possibilities about the future of these forces and its mission, especially as Iraq has a bitter experience with the Americans.


On the presence of troops or not, an Iraqi security source said that US forces, after President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from Syria, will move to stability in its military base in the province of Arbil in northern Iraq.


US military sources in Iraq, in the context of informing allies of President Trump’s decision, explained to an "Iraqi security official" that the forces withdrawn from Syria "will settle at the (US) military base in Erbil in northern Iraq and that they will begin to set up border points between Syria and the region Iraqi Kurdistan, "where US forces began to establish a" joint military operations center with Kurdish Peshmerga forces "on the Iraqi-Syrian border.


In this context, Ahmed al-Sharifi, military expert and strategic Iraqi, in an exclusive interview with the agency, "Sputnik" Russian: The US forces that will withdraw from Syria is actually moving to a base in Iraqi territory.


He added: "The US forces have maneuvered, as the process of withdrawal is a redeployment in the region no more, and the mechanisms that emerged from Syria reached some to the base of Erbil military, is currently working to expand the runways and space to accommodate the larger numbers, America.


Trump’s argument was that he did not refer explicitly to the point of withdrawal of the US troops from Syria except in the general framework that it would return to the country. His opponents accused him of "not consulting any of the strategic partners, including France, Jordan and Israel."


Reactions on the Trump decision


Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi said in a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State George Pompeo that "the development of security in Syria is directly related to the security of Iraq and the stability of the region."


A statement issued by his press office that "Abdul-Mahdi received a telephone call from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, during which he explained the reasons for the expected withdrawal from Syria, and stressed that the United States continues its obligations to fight da’as and terrorism in Iraq and other areas.


According to the statement, the US Secretary praised the unity of the Iraqi people in various components and the government’s efforts to protect security in Iraq and prevent interference in its affairs and the completion of the ministerial lineup.


He added: "Abdul-Mahdi reviewed the nature of positive developments in the country and seek to complete the cabinet, which is expected to make further progress during the next week."


"The development of security in Syria and reaching a political settlement is directly related to Iraqi security and regional stability. The Iraqis are the most keen to consolidate national unity, defend their country’s sovereignty and prevent interference in their internal affairs," he said.


The withdrawal of troops from Syria


This issue is still unclear in light of the assurances that America will not withdraw fully from the east of the Euphrates and will maintain its presence near the border between Syria and Iraq to prevent Iran from using the road in the transfer of weapons to "Hezbollah", according to alleged site "Dibka" close to intelligence Israeli conflict.


The site said: The decision to withdraw from Syria is not a complete, but partial, where US troops are supposed to deploy east of Syria and western Iraq to prevent the transfer of Iranian arms shipments to Hezbollah and Syria.


He added: The US withdrawal from Syria will not affect the protectionist militias in general, but only propaganda media, and that America is working and will help and talking about is just propaganda.


He pointed out that the US has launched a new military base on the border of the Iraqi News City, near the Iraqi-Syrian border, stressing that there is a new US-Turkey-Russia agreement near the Syrian border, and that there are several evidence, including the transfer of Russian "S-300" Deir al-Zour, adjacent to the Iraqi border.

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Protests against the parliament of the Kurdistan region against a grant of 48 million dinars per member
11/3/2018



Sumer News: Demonstrated dozens of civilians and journalists on Saturday before the Parliament of the Kurdistan Region in the city of Erbil against giving 48 million dinars for each member of parliament for the fourth session end of service reward.

A spokesman for the protesters told reporters in Arbil today that after efforts by civil organizations and activists to amend the law on pensions and special grades sent from the government to parliament, no amendment was made by the fourth session of parliament.

He added that "this parliamentary session is the weakest during the political experience in the Kurdistan region, and instead of solving the problems facing people have become part of them."

The spokesman called on the Kurdistan Regional Government to cancel the grant of 48 million dinars to parliamentarians, calling for the fifth session of parliament to legislate the law of retirement and special grades or be a law on its agenda.

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The Central Bank is in the process of settling all the assets of its branches in Arbil and Sulaymaniyah
10/18/2018

The Central Bank of Iraq announced on Thursday the settlement of all the assets of its branches in Erbil and Sulaymaniyah, indicating that credit balances arose when the two branches were linked to the Ministry of Finance in the region.

The bank said in a statement that it was "in the process of settling a new batch of assets of open banks in the branches of the Central Bank / Erbil and Sulaymaniyah, which arose from their cash deposits, while the settlement of amounts originating in the sukuk.

"The bank added that "based on the efforts made by the Central Bank of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government, has been in 2017 and 2018 pay large amounts in dinars and dollars to open banks accounts in the branch of the Central Bank / Erbil to settle its credit balances in the branch.

The bank said it was "in the process of distributing new amounts to settle all the funds that were deposited in cash, while later settling the balances that arose over the deposit of the sukuk, although most banks had accepted these instruments contrary to the guidance of the territorial government and branches of the bank / Erbil and Sulaymaniyah.

""Credits arose when the two branches were linked to the Ministry of Finance in the region," the bank said.It is noteworthy that the Central Bank of Iraq had cut its relations with the sub-Erbil and Sulaymaniyah, during the past years because they were linked to the Ministry of Finance of the Kurdistan region

as well as the occurrence of some administrative and financial matters that did not live for the Central Bank, and the Central Bank has six branches (Baghdad, Basra, Mosul, Erbil and Sulaymaniyah And the Middle Euphrates).

http://burathanews.com/arabic/economic/339577

Massoud Barzani and Qusrat Rasul agree on three items on negotiations with Baghdad
9/11/2018

The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) agreed on joint action in Baghdad and Arbil, while agreeing on three issues.

"The political offices of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) met today at the Saladin Resort headed by Massoud Barzani and Kuzrat Rasul," a joint statement by the two parties said.

The statement added that "the two political offices agreed on three points first is to emphasize the unity of the situation and joint work in Baghdad and Kurdistan in order to protect the interests of the people and taking into account the sensitivity of the situation, and to this end continue to take the joint committee to take the necessary actions and preparations," adding that " That a joint meeting of all parties was called for the unity of the Kurdistan House and the participation of all parties in the political process.

"The third matter is that, given the sensitivity of the situation in Kirkuk and the need to deal with it, it was decided to direct the committee formed at the previous meeting to study the situation and move towards taking the necessary steps."

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Baghdad rejects Iranian bombardment of Arbil
9/9/2018

The Iraqi Foreign Ministry on Sunday issued a statement on the Iranian bombing of Kosanjak district, while refusing to use Iraqi territory to threaten the security of its neighbors.

The ministry said in a statement received by the news agency N , a copy of it, "we express our rejection of the bombing that targeted the district of Quesengjq of the province of Arbil, which led to the fall of a number of victims and wounded.

"The ministry stressed "Iraq’s keenness on the security of its neighbors and its refusal to use its territory to threaten the security of those countries," expressing its refusal to "violate Iraqi sovereignty by bombing any target inside Iraqi territory without prior coordination with the Iraqi authorities to spare civilians from the effects of those operations.

"Kurdish media said on Saturday that an Iranian artillery shelled border areas in the province of Arbil, causing deaths and injuries.

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The Kurdish delegation would visit Baghdad:-next Saturday

8/30/2018

the Kurdistan Democratic Party, said nigrvan Barzani Thursday, August 30, 2018, the joint delegation will visit Baghdad Saturday to enter talks on forming the next Government, said Barzani, speaking after a meeting of the leadership of the Kurdistan Democratic Party in Arbil, "

The joint delegation of the two main parties would visit Baghdad on Saturday to engage in negotiations and understandings with the blocks winning the election on the formation of the next Iraqi Government, "adding that the KDP is ready for dialogue and meet with all parties,

" stressing the need for "an Alliance of parties All Kurdish participation in the Iraqi Government. "and" affirmed the territorial elections not be postponed and will take place on schedule. "

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Conscious / dollar exchange rates in local trades today
7/10/2018

The local currencies of currencies, on Tuesday, the exchange rates of the Iraqi dinar against the US dollar, in the following order:

Price in Iraqi Dinars per 100 USD:

Bursa fight (Baghdad) ALkeafah the Exchange Stock Selling Price: 120,200 JOD The purchase price is 120,150 dinars

Harithiyah Exchange AL harthiy Stock Exchange The sale price is 120,250 dinars The purchase price is 120,200 dinars

Erbil Stock Exchange (North) Arbil the Exchange Stock The sale price is 120,450 dinars The purchase price is 120,400 dinars

Basra Stock Exchange (South) AL Basra Exchange The sale price is 120,450 dinars The purchase price is 120,400 dinars.

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The dollar and gold exchange rates in Iraq on Sunday

6/17/2018

The wisdom – follow – up: The exchange rate of the dollar, on Sunday, a slight rise against the dinar in the local currency market.

According to the wisdom of the stock market in Baghdad and some provinces, the price of selling the dollar in Baghdad today 120 thousand dinars and the purchase price 120 thousand dinars compared to $ 100.

On the Basra Stock Exchange, the sale price today was 121 thousand and 800 dinars, and the purchase price 123 thousand and 750 dinars for one hundred dollars.

While the price of selling the dollar on the Arbil Exchange today 125 thousand and 250 dinars, the purchase price 125 thousand and 200 dinars compared to $ 100, while yesterday was 125 thousand 450 dinars, and the purchase price 125 thousand and 400 dinars compared to $ 100.

The price of Iraqi gold, today, at 222 thousand dinars for one weight.
The price of the gold weight of the caliber of 21, today 222 thousand, while yesterday recorded the same price of 221 thousand also. "

It is noted that the weight of one gold is equal to 5 grams.

http://www.alhikmeh.org/news/archives/134257

Government officials discuss with USAID "decentralization" and budgets

6/12/2018

After the transfer of powers … Wasit expects to reach revenues to 96 billion dinars
Baghdad / Al-Sabah

Government officials discussed with representatives of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) the coordination of local revenues and budgets between the federal government and local governments during a workshop recently held in Erbil.

The meeting discussed the challenges faced by the federal government and local governments in organizing and framing the relationship between all technical bodies and working to unify visions and coordinate efforts and achieve an integrative relationship. Meanwhile, Wasit governorate expected that the volume of financial revenues will increase to 96 billion dinars during the current year, After decentralization.

The participants agreed on the importance of increasing coordination and development of local capacities while strengthening administrative decentralization through the transfer of financial powers to governorates, stressing the need to avoid problems and clashes that may occur between the federal government and local governments due to inconsistencies in the practical application of instructions or misinterpretation of the basic concepts of objectives.

The head of the Supreme Coordination Committee between the provinces, Tuhran Mufti, said during the workshop:

"The Authority is making great efforts to assist local governments in performing their decentralized functions after the transfer of powers of seven ministries to the provinces.

This requires the development and training of working cadres, especially in the financial and administrative aspects.

For his part, the governor of Wasit Mahmoud Mullah Talal that «the province succeeded in achieving more financial revenues during the past year after it worked to take advantage of the transfer of powers, which contributed to increase the volume of revenues to reach 21 billion dinars, after it was 7 billion in 2016 "

He predicted that« the volume of revenues to 96 billion dinars during the current year ».

The agency, has launched mid-last year in coordination with the Iraqi government, a project to improve performance and achieve good governance for 5 years, at a cost of 160 million dollars, and includes the first phase of the provinces (Baghdad – Basra – Arbil – Babylon – Anbar – Nineveh).

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Change: Kurdistan will pay the salaries of its employees for two months and then will be cut for reasons not convincing
3/30/2018

The movement of change Kurdish warned on Friday of the implementation of the provincial government plan against the employees of Kurdistan, stressing that the authorities of the region may receive the salaries of employees for a month or two until the elections, and then cut salaries with unconvincing arguments.

"The money provided by Baghdad to Larbil is not enough for salaries for all employees, but the agreement between the two sides included the sale of 270,000 barrels of oil and the addition of its imports to the funds received from the government,"

MP Shirin Reza said in an interview with local media. Baghdad for distribution as salaries to employees, "pointing out that" the provincial government confirmed that the amounts are also not enough to fill salaries. "

"The provincial government has worked to reduce the rate of compulsory saving to 30%, but this does not solve the problem, as the demonstrations will continue to expand day by day to demand the distribution of salaries in full," adding that "the government of the region corrupt and authoritarian and should not be called (government) .

"The authority in the region is not trusted, as it may receive salaries for a month or two and may cut after the elections," the central government in Baghdad, "to hand over salaries to employees of the region directly without delivery to the provincial government."

She stressed that "if Kurdistan wanted to solve the problem and the receipt of the employee’s salary directly, the region needs two years in order to work smart card to employees through which to get the salary through banks."

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