The biggest robbery in history .. How lost 500 billion dollars of Iraq’s money?


2/24/2019

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.

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Member of the Parliamentary Planning Committee: Intermediate companies are the basis of corruption
2/23/2019

"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. "

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Learn about Iraq’s credit rating


2/23/2019


Baghdad – Iraq’s credit rating will remain B- / B with a stable outlook, Standard & Poor’s ratings agency said.


The agency said on Saturday that a stable outlook reflected its view that risks to the performance of public finances in Iraq would be contained.

It said it did not expect to raise its ratings for Iraq over the next 12 months.

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Al-Nasr denies negotiations on Abadi’s political future
2/23/2019

The coalition of victory, on Saturday, the existence of any negotiations on the future of his leader Haider Abadi political or take over any position during the coming period.


The leader of the coalition Ali al-Sunaid, in a press statement received by "Eye of Iraq News", "The media, published a news attributed to me, incorrect, for known political objectives," stressing that "there are no negotiations on the political future of Abadi or receive any position During the coming period. "


Al-Sinaid added that "Abadi is not one of those who cling to positions or authority.

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. "


Earlier, local media attributed a news to al-Sanaid, in which he revealed the existence of political negotiations on the political future of Abbadi, pointing out that the coming days will see surprises.

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Iraq participates in the Arab-European summit

2/23/2019

BAGHDAD / 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. "

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The judiciary is preparing a plan to withdraw the rug from the dominance of the parties

2/21/2019

The judiciary is preparing to submit a draft law to separate the powers to the House of Representatives in a move to get rid of the dominance of political parties that exploit their influence in the House of Representatives to influence the judiciary.

"The judicial authority has begun to take effective steps to remove any restrictions that may affect its professional work," a source at the Supreme Judicial Council said. "There are constitutional provisions that gave large parties the opportunity to control judicial decisions; Through which to impose haggling to control this power. "

He added that "the judiciary is currently working on the formation of special committees to prepare a draft will be presented to the parliament, which provides for the separation of powers."

He added that "what matters to us today is that the work of the judiciary is completely separate and not interfere with any party, whether in the appointments or decisions issued by it," noting that "the draft which is in the process of preparation now; will be a dividing line between the three authorities ( Legislative, executive and judicial) ".

"The success of this endeavor because of its great importance; to immunize the judiciary from any attempts to intervene and impose political agendas on them."

For his part, said Kurdish leader former MP Mahmoud Othman, in a press statement; "The Iraqi constitution was written by parties and political blocs, and was supposed to be written by the judiciary and then briefed by politicians, but in Iraq was done in reverse, so there are gaps And the judiciary is aware of it and sees the need to modify it, for the sake of professionalism and ease of work. "

He pointed to "the difficulty of making these amendments, but it is possible to propose the Supreme Judicial Council amendments to the political blocs and persuade, and then move in this framework."

On the other hand, said a member of the reform alliance Ali al-Amiri, "We need this movement, despite its delay; the Iraqi judiciary must be independent and decisive judiciary, and not subject to any political party," expressing support for this step, "and the trend towards activating the principle of separation of powers, Judicial institution ".

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Iraq adopts a new currency by dealing with Iran and is close to completing a deal
2/21/2019

Baghdad is close to completing a deal to import energy from Iran by moving away from the dollar and adopting other currencies in trade accounts between the two countries, Prime Minister Abdul Karim Hashim Mustafa’s adviser said on Thursday.


"A large delegation from the Central Bank of Iran has proposed the idea of ​​trading with Iran in European currency, Iraqi dinar or oil," Mustafa said in a recent interview in Moscow on the sidelines of the Valdae International Conference on the Middle East.


"The sanctions against Iran are American and we have the right to protect our national interests; we always tell the Americans: ‘We are friends, but we are not part of your policy in the region.’

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UNAMI official: Guterich wants to visit Baghdad


2/20/2019

The head of the UNAMI mission in Iraq, Genin Henness Blachkart, revealed the interest of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterich in pursuing Iraq’s affairs and his desire to visit Baghdad.


"Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim met to discuss the political developments taking place in the Iraqi arena and the international efforts in support of Iraq," a foreign ministry statement said.

The two sides discussed "the cooperation between the parties in the field of clearing mines and explosives from Iraqi territory, reviewing the efforts of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi in the fight against corruption, including the formation of the Supreme Council to combat corruption."

The Foreign Minister pointed out that "there is a state of harmony and agreement between Iraqi politicians, and that the government seeks to strengthen Iraq’s relations with the regional environment."

For her part, Balashkarat reviewed the activities of the mission in Iraq since it took office, and its meetings with Iraqi officials and allowed the supreme religious authority Imam al-Sayyid al-Sistani, praising the ability of the people of Mosul to overcome the ordeal they suffered as a result of their occupation of terrorist gangs.

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Saleh stresses the importance of following the decisions of the Kuwait Conference for the reconstruction of Iraq

2/20/2019

(KUNA) – Kuwait’s Minister of Trade and Industry Khalid Al-Roudhan and his accompanying delegation stressed on Wednesday the importance of following up what was approved at the Kuwait Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq held in February 2018 and collecting 29.6 billion dollars Dollars.


Saleh stressed during the meeting, according to a presidential statement received by the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of it, "the need to strengthen trade cooperation between the two countries, and ways to develop it to achieve economic development in the interest of the two friendly peoples."

"Iraq has a serious desire to open up to its Arab, regional and international environment in the economic and industrial fields, in order to enhance its status and realize the aspirations of its people.

For his part, Minister Al-Roudhan stressed his country’s keenness to develop relations with Iraq and the willingness of Kuwaiti companies to invest and rehabilitate infrastructure in its cities.

During the meeting, they discussed a number of issues of interest to both countries, stressing the increase in the level of trade and economic exchange, exchange of experiences and joint coordination in all fields

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Saleh stresses the importance of following the decisions of the Kuwait Conference for the reconstruction of Iraq

2/20/2019

(KUNA) – Kuwait’s Minister of Trade and Industry Khalid Al-Roudhan and his accompanying delegation stressed on Wednesday the importance of following up what was approved at the Kuwait Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq held in February 2018 and collecting 29.6 billion dollars Dollars.


Saleh stressed during the meeting, according to a presidential statement received by the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of it, "the need to strengthen trade cooperation between the two countries, and ways to develop it to achieve economic development in the interest of the two friendly peoples."

"Iraq has a serious desire to open up to its Arab, regional and international environment in the economic and industrial fields, in order to enhance its status and realize the aspirations of its people.

For his part, Minister Al-Roudhan stressed his country’s keenness to develop relations with Iraq and the willingness of Kuwaiti companies to invest and rehabilitate infrastructure in its cities.

During the meeting, they discussed a number of issues of interest to both countries, stressing the increase in the level of trade and economic exchange, exchange of experiences and joint coordination in all fields

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