Saleh for the Sharm el-Sheikh summit: Our vision is based on protecting Iraq’s sovereignty and avoiding the policy of axes

"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.…storyid=189661

Report: US military seized 50 tons of gold in caches


A newspaper report said on Sunday that "US forces seized tons of gold" was held by elements of the organization of the call, and gave part of the Kurdish fighting forces in Syria.

The Basnews website quoted unnamed sources in a report by Nass today as saying that "dozens of tons were in the possession of the organization in his last pocket in the Bagouz suburb of Deir al-Zour, and became in the hands of the Americans.

"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."

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


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.

Member of the Parliamentary Planning Committee: Intermediate companies are the basis of 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. "…storyid=189487

Al-Nasr denies negotiations on Abadi’s political future

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.

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


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 ".

UNAMI official: Guterich wants to visit Baghdad


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.…storyid=189131

Parliamentary finance: to live for Iraqis due to corruption
19 February 2019
BAGHDAD/Iraq News Network–a member of the House Finance Committee, Jamal Panther, Tuesday, 19 February, 2019, warned the Iraqi state of death because of the supreme Anti-Corruption council, while revealing two options before it.

"The Iraqi state has two options," he said in a press statement today. "The fact that corruption is rampant or fought and uprooted in all government institutions," he said, adding that "the Iraqi state’s sequencing of corruption has become globally advanced."

He said, "the huge amount of corruption in state institutions requires the formation or development of a new regulatory body that is a substitute for and repeal of the previous regulatory bodies or the creation of a new device that combines the old devices and reactivating them to pursue the corrupt.

"The restructuring of the Supreme Council to combat corruption is aimed at bringing together the regulatory bodies and doing them," he said, expressing support for "The formation of this Council, which will be Complements the work of the Integrity Committee and the offices of the general inspectors, who have not been able to tackle corruption.

"The new council’s work will reveal to us the extent to which the state needs oversight agencies or to come up with new regulatory devices," said a member of the Finance committee, adding that "the next phase will be a test phase for these Devices ".

" The officials of the monitoring agencies will not cooperate with the new body to fulfill its mandate, "he said, warning that" the work of this new body, which will lead to the death of the Iraqi state and deliver it to the corrupt people, has failed.

"Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi has announced the restructuring The Anti-corruption Council to follow up on corruption, public waste and money laundering, after the Supreme Criminal Court building has been established to hold its periodic meetings.…-%D8%A8%D8%B3/

Hundreds of "ISIS militants" fled to Iraq carrying 200 million dollars in cash

Hundreds of militants affiliated with ISIS have fled Syria to western Iraq with 200 million dollars in cash, CNN quoted a US military official as confirming Monday.

Some 1,000 ISIS fighters fled Syria to the mountains and deserts in western Iraq in the past six months with up to 200 million dollars in cash, the source told the US channel.

The channel also quoted a second official as saying that "ISIS" militants continue to flee as confrontations approach the last stronghold of southeast Syria, noting that some former militants were former al-Qaeda members in Iraq.

The two officials said assessments and estimates indicate that the "ISIS " Force is fading.

The US channel noted that, contrary to the tweets of US president Donald Trump, a senior U.S. diplomat has introduced a different and more precise definition of "defeat" when it comes to "ISIS."

The official said the defeat of the organization is not only cutting off its supply on the ground, but also defeating its networks, including additional sources of financial revenue, and supplying weapons, indicating that there may be tens of thousands of participants.

Last week, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated that ISIS had about 40 tons of gold in its possession, noting that it had stolen it from Iraq and Syria, after collecting it from all areas of its control.

URGENT DEMOCRACY: We will give up the presidency of the provincial parliament once the agreement with the National

[Erbil: Euphrates News} The Kurdistan Democratic Party bloc announced therenunciation of the presidency of the parliament of the province once the agreement with the National.

The head of the bloc, Omid Khoshnao, told a news conference held inside the parliament building of Kurdistan, attended by the correspondent of the { Euphrates News } on Monday, "It was hoped that the National Union exists but the negotiations did not succeed in resolving the matter, and it was necessary to hold the meeting and not to delay, To elect a speaker. "

He pointed out that "when an understanding with the National Union on the February 5 agreements, we give up the post of president in favor of the National Union .…storyid=188888