"The real victory achieved by the direct threat of terrorism and its extremist ideology still requires many of us, the countries of the region and even the world to be a firm, decisive and sustainable victory," President Barham Salih said.
"Participants in the historic Arab-European neighborhood, economic imperatives and cultural integration impose themselves on everyone and support the adoption of joint action to enable our peoples to move together into the future," Saleh said in a speech at the Arab-European summit in Sharm el-Sheikh.
"I am coming from Iraq, which courageously confronted the threats of terrorism represented by the organization," he said, "and succeeded by adopting the principle of regional and international cooperation in undermining and breaking it," noting that "victory was the result of the will of the Iraqis and their defense of their country and cities, International and neighbors, whose role is not forgotten. "
He explained that "Iraq is now the leading role in the fight against terrorism and extremism, and its strategic location and resources and the need for reconstruction, looking forward to be a yardstick for the interests of the countries and peoples of the region is not an arena for contention and conflict, and Iraq in depth Gulf and Arab, and the Islamic side, and the natural and human resources , Can be effective in the region’s reunification and reduce tension. "
"Our vision for our national interests and development benefits is based on safeguarding the sovereignty and stability of Iraq and its exclusion from the policy of the axes," he said, adding that "we look forward to an active contribution to building a new stable system in the region based on joint security and economic integration through infrastructure interconnection and disarmament. Causes of tension and conflict. "
Saleh reiterated his call for "comprehensive cooperation, which is devoted to the mutual benefits of development and security between neighboring and neighboring countries on vital Bahrain in this region, the Gulf and the Mediterranean," pointing out that this vital part of the world when it enjoys security and prosperity, the stability of the world will be based on this region.
he said, "although their numbers are few but we are working as a complement to other efforts, and we are working side by side with the Ministry of Defense on Prepare those trainers who will become the future military instructors in schools. "
That’s the point. Our task is not to fight battles and combat, not to train in battlefields or to provide field advice. "What we do is to provide training in schools and military colleges, to help the Iraqi army to be better and more professional."
"The sources estimated the gold with 50 tons, was transferred out of Syria through the bases in Kobani, western Iraqi Kurdistan. Earlier in the year, the Washington Post published a report from Erbil to its correspondent, Gobi and Eric, in which he disclosed that the organizer of the with drawer brought with him a wealth of coins and gold, and fled them out of Iraq and Syria to finance future operations.
"One year after the collapse of the so-called caliphate, the organization sits on a mountain of money and gold, which its leaders have stockpiled to fund future operations and ensure that the organization survives for years to come," Warrick said.
The report notes that with the withdrawal of the organization’s fighters from Syria and Iraq, the leaders carried with them large amounts of foreign exchange and gold, with a fortune estimated by experts about 400 million dollars, the wealth that was looted from banks and criminal acts, pointing out that although most of this wealth Hidden, but the leaders have washed a quantity of them in legitimate business throughout the Middle East
.Security officials are quoted as saying that the money is to fund future operations if he leaves his current position.Meanwhile, the Secretary-General of the people of the right Qais al-Khazali, said that "the United States took the gold went to Iraq and turned foreign impulses to him." https://www.nasnews.com/%D8%AA%D9%82%D8%B1%D9%8A%D8%B1-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AC%D9%8A%D8%B4-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D9%85%D9%8A%D8%B1%D9%83%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%AA%D9%88%D9%84%D9%89-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-50-%D8%B7%D9%86%D8%A7-%D9%85/
Equivalent to the sum spent by the Gulf States combined in one year, and building 600 skyscrapers the size and cost of the World Trade Tower WTCin New York City; more than $ 500 billion is the amount of money lost by Iraq from corruption, since the fall of the former regime on April 9, 200 until 2019 , According to statistics and experts in the economy and official data.
For many Iraqis, talk about the extent of government corruption and its "horrendous" figures seems futile.
They absolutely believe that they live in the most corrupt countries in the world. They see it in the media, the street and the institutions, and in the statements and speeches of the officials.
Iraqis were skeptical of these figures and counted them as insufficient to count the successive governments’ misfortunes and wealth to place Iraq in the ranks of the superpowers.
"The financial and administrative corruption in Iraq is not a matter of figures," said former MP and head of the Iraqi Umma Party, Mithal Al-Alusi.
"What Iraq lost is more than a few times what the Integrity Commission and the competent authorities are talking about." He said that "astronomical budgets went into the pockets of the parties by dividing them, It was, how they steal more. "
Al-Alusi asserts that "corruption has left only a door and its methods in all sectors, institutions and files, and left us a huge number of projects and billions of dollars as foreign debts, as well as the destruction of investment and infrastructure and destroy all the potential of the state."
In April 2003, the financial imports of Iraq since the US invasion and the fall of the former regime exceeded $ 1,000 billion, half of which went to the imaginary investment budget, the symbol of "the greatest corruption," according to the Parliamentary Integrity Commission. Iraq has lost,
as the Commission says, more than $ 350 billion through the smuggling of currency and the Central Bank auction, and contracts and projects phantom and slow since 2003 until the moment.
In an earlier statement to Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, he said that "corruption has lost the country 450 billion dollars with the presence of local wheat to government employees by 6%, that is 20 minutes of work a day," stressing that "Iraq’s budgets since 2003 to the year of 850 Billion dollar".
Abdul-Mahdi announced at the end of last month the formation of a higher council to "fight corruption", which will open all files and hold those responsible accountable, but that the Council "will not work" according to specialists, such as the Integrity Commission and the offices of the inspectors general, Counterterrorism Agency in the fight against corruption.
"The collapse of most of the projects submitted after a year or less to implement, a serious phenomenon worthy of study and attention, accusing the local intermediary companies as the reason for the collapse of those projects.
Iqbal said in a statement that "the spread of corruption and the dependence of the referral of foreign companies to major local companies not known in the implementation of most of the projects of electricity, municipalities, water and sewer cause a large collapse of these projects after a very short time to implement, despite the allocation of large amounts equivalent to several projects
Implemented by the same companies in neighboring countries, " said a member of the Strategic Planning Committee on" the need to determine the government controls the companies to which the projects are referred to and rely on giant companies and the prevention and implementation of the referral to eliminate cases of corruption that plagued the institutions of countries And its projects can not be tolerated. "
Baghdad – Iraq’s credit rating will remain B- / B with a stable outlook, Standard & Poor’s ratings agency said.
He worked in the previous stage for the unity of the country, the sovereignty of the country, and the return of Iraq to its Arab and regional incubator and international relations. The most important thing is to complete the reform process, Ali al-Daash, then corruption. "
2/23/2019BAGHDAD / President of the Republic Luqman al-Fili said on Saturday that President Barham Saleh will participate in the Arab-European summit to be held on Sunday in Sharm el-Sheikh.
"The president will meet on the sidelines of the conference, "Iraq will participate in the conference’s axes, which include strengthening Arab-European relations in the fields of security, counter-terrorism, trade, investment, pluralism and migration, as well as the situation in the region," he said.
"The president will travel to France after a two-day working visit to France at the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macaron, and it is hoped that he will meet with senior French officials," Faily said. And senators. "