Sheikh Hamoudi urges Kuwaiti companies to enter Iraq and make the reconstruction of Basra springboard

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The member of the Presidency of the Council of Representatives Sheikh Hamoudi, the Kuwaiti government to build a new phase with Iraq based on the principle reset crises, urging Kuwaiti companies to enter Iraq and make it a springboard reconstruction of Basra.

A statement by the Office Hamoudi said that “a member of the Presidency of the Council of Representatives Sheikh Hamoudi, met with the Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al-Sabah during his current visit to Kuwait within the delegation of Deputies, called during the meeting, the Emir of Kuwait to visit Iraq and building a new stage depends principle reset crises.” He stressed that Iraq’s new government has the will to build serious relationships with neighboring countries, especially with the Gulf states. And a student member of the Presidency and the parking of Kuwait by Iraq in the face of danger Daash terrorist gangs, as well as assist in the problem of displaced people, calling on Kuwaiti companies to enter Iraq and make it a springboard reconstruction of Basra. For his part, welcomed His Highness the Emir of Kuwait, the Iraqi delegation and expressed his willingness to send delegations to Iraq. In the same context he met Sheikh d.Hamoudi, the Prime Minister of Kuwait, Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, and the two sides discussed promotion of bilateral relations and deepen the interest of the two countries.
He said Sheikh Hamoudi said the Iraqi government raised the slogan of security, work, and it will focus on investment and reiterate our call for the presence of Kuwaiti companies to invest in it, calling for the formation of a committee of friendship between the two countries. From his part, Kuwaiti Prime Minister about his intention to visit Iraq at the head of an economic delegation of the private sector in the near the next, expressing his country’s readiness to support Iraq in its war against the full-terrorism and especially gangs Daash, as announced near the open consulates in Basra and Erbil. The head of the House of Representatives Saleem al-Jubouri had discussed with the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah opened new horizons for the work to reset the old problems and start a new phase .oousel Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri and his accompanying delegation Tuesday to Kuwait in response to an official invitation from the Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim.

Abadi concludes his visit to Tehran, returns to Baghdad

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 23:44 | | |


Baghdad (AIN) –The Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi concluded his official visit to Tehran which lasted for two days and returned to the Iraqi Capital, Baghdad on Wednesday evening.

The Iranian Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Hussein Amir al-Lahyan attended the farewell of the Iraqi PM at the airport. /End/

Governor of the Central Bank of the Euphrates {News}: the abolition of the zeros from the currency is linked to the security situation in the country

History of edits:: 22.10.2014 10:52 a.m.

{Baghdad: Euphrates News}

central bank governor said on the Keywords that “the issue of cancellation of the zeros from the Iraqi currency is linked to the security situation in the country.

Alak said in an interview, told {Euphrates News} on Wednesday that “the issue of cancellation of the zeros from the Iraqi currency within the plan’s central bank and in the coming years will be the implementation of this project,

and whenever there is stability in the security situation will accelerate the implementation of this project and canceled yellowing from the currency.”

was the Iraqi government project about deleting three zeros from the Iraqi currency to reduce inflation winning currency, but it has been postponed.

referred to that a lot of economists called for during the coming period to delete the zeros from the Iraqi currency to maintain a stable exchange rate of the Iraqi dinar against the dollar exchange rate, while the Iraqi government announced The step switch the new currency may take many years.

mentions that the reports revealed in the recent period for the face of Iraq to the deficit in the assets of hard currency in the Central Bank of Iraq,

at a time when the bank that the monetary situation in Iraq is stable in spite of the military operations taking place in Iraq in recent period.

Oil Minister confirms that Iraq has fertile ground to invest in various fields

21/10/2014 22:53:00

BAGHDAD / NINA / Oil Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi stressed on Tuesday that Iraq has fertile ground for investment in various fields, most notably oil, gas and petro-chemicals.

A statement by the Ministry of oil today said that “the oil Minister, attended the opening of the /41 / session of the Baghdad International Fair and confirmed that the Baghdad International Fair, today is the gate of direct investment between Iraq and the world.

The oil Minister stressed that “the active presence of the states and international companies, is a great proof that our country has great potential capabilities and we will continue to activate future projects.

He indicated that they “must activate other economic and investment sources and to launch the industry, trade, agriculture and the banking sector which develops and the country’s economy./End

Jaafari to discuss with UN envoy United Nations role in restoring security to Iraq

Jaafari to discuss with UN envoy United Nations role in restoring security to Iraq
Thursday, 23 October 1 / Okrudolf 2014 00:06


Search and Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, in his office in Baghdad UN envoy to Syria Stefan de Mistura and his entourage, developments in the security situation in Iraq and the political, and the most significant developments in the region and the world.

A statement by Jaafari’s office received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of the foreign minister said during the meeting, “the UN’s role in restoring security and stability in Iraq, and the whole region as a parachute, which must accommodate all peoples and countries.”

Jaafari suggested that “Iraq is fighting gangs Daash terrorist that caused the displacement of more than one million and eight hundred thousand people displaced from their home areas; This requires supporting Iraq to eliminate these terrorist organizations, and the provision of humanitarian aid, and rebuilding the infrastructure to areas that have been damaged as a result of terrorism” .

The foreign minister stressed that “Iraq is a rich country, but it passes exceptional circumstances are trying to waste its resources, and shredding unit and its components.”

For his part, “stressed the UN envoy Staffan de Mistura, the need for concerted international efforts to eliminate the terrorist organizations, and the return of stability to the region,” Ended

General Retirement proceed to issue smart cards for minors in Nineveh

Nineveh – Iraq Press – October 22 / October: MP announced in the Iraqi parliament, Hamadoun pros, on Wednesday, the start of the General Authority for the issuance and retirement of granting the smart card and the payment of salaries to retirees minors from Nineveh.

She said Hamadoun L / Iraq Press / “The DFI has completed about 2,000 smart card after claims many of the retirees of Nineveh province, and began granting of the order paydays for retirees minors them specifically,” hinting to “obtaining official approvals by the federal government for the disbursement of pensions through the province of Kirkuk.”

Dozens of retired minors in the province of Nineveh Ttalboa the federal government, regardless of their salaries, pensions and give them a smart card, which stopped after the fall of Nineveh province, on the tenth of the month of June. Admiral ended

Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

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File photos of former Blackwater Worldwide guards Paul Slough (Dec. 8, 2008), Nicholas Slatten (June 11, 2014), Evan Liberty (June 11, 2014) and Dustin Heard (Jan. 6, 2009). (AP)

Four former Blackwater security guards were found guilty Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, and a federal judge ordered them immediately to jail.

In an overwhelming victory for prosecutors, a jury found Nicholas Slatten guilty of first-degree murder. The three other guards – Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and Dustin Heard – were found guilty of multiple counts of voluntary manslaughter, attempted manslaughter and gun charges.

The four men had been charged with a combined 33 counts in the shootings and the jury was able to reach a verdict on all of them, with the exception of three charges against Heard. The prosecution agreed to drop those charges.

The outcome after a summerlong trial and weeks of jury deliberation stunned the defense.

David Schertler, a lawyer for Heard, said “the verdict is wrong, it’s incomprehensible. We’re devastated. We’re going to fight it every step of the way. We still think we’re going to win.”

The shootings on Sept. 16, 2007, caused an international uproar over the role of defense contractors in urban warfare.

The State Department hired Blackwater to protect American diplomats in Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, and elsewhere in the country. Blackwater convoys of four heavily armored vehicles operated in risky environments where car bombs and attacks by insurgents were common.

Slatten was charged with first-degree murder; the others were charged with voluntary manslaughter, attempted manslaughter and gun charges.

The case was mired in legal battles for years, making it uncertain whether the defendants would ever be tried.

The trial focused on the killings of 14 Iraqis and the wounding of 17 others. During an 11-week trial, prosecutors summoned 72 witnesses, including Iraqi victims, their families and former colleagues of the defendant Blackwater guards.

There was sharp disagreement over the facts in the case.

The defendants’ lawyers said there was strong evidence the guards were targeted with gunfire from insurgents and Iraqi police, leading the guards to shoot back in self-defense. Federal prosecutors said there was no incoming gunfire and that the shootings by the guards were unprovoked.

The prosecution focused on the defendants’ intent, contending that some of the Blackwater guards harbored a low regard and deep hostility toward Iraqi civilians.

The guards, the prosecution said, held “a grave indifference” to the death and injury that their actions probably would cause Iraqis. Several former Blackwater guards testified that they had been generally distrustful of Iraqis, based on experience the guards said they had had in being led into ambushes.

Prosecutors said that from a vantage point inside his convoy’s command vehicle, Slatten aimed his SR-25 sniper rifle through a gun portal, killing the driver of a stopped white Kia sedan, Ahmed Haithem Ahmed Al Rubia’y.

At the trial, two Iraqi traffic officers and one of the shooting victims testified the car was stopped at the time the shots were fired. The assertion that the car was stopped supported the prosecution argument that the shots were unwarranted.

Defense lawyers pressed their argument that other Blackwater guards – not Slatten – fired the first shots at the Kia sedan and that they did so only after the vehicle moved slowly toward the convoy, posing what appeared to be a threat to the Blackwater guards’ safety.

Once the shooting started, hundreds of Iraqi citizens ran for their lives.

It was “gunfire coming from the left, gunfire coming from the right,” prosecutor Anthony Asuncion told the jury in closing arguments.

One of the government witnesses in the case, Blackwater guard Jeremy Ridgeway, pleaded guilty to killing the driver’s mother, who died in the passenger seat of the white Kia next to her son.

The maximum sentence for conviction of first-degree murder is life imprisonment.The gun charges carry mandatory minimum prison terms of 30 years. The maximum prison term for involuntary manslaughter is eight years; for attempted manslaughter it is seven years.