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

Baghdad / follow-up justice – 10/23/2014 – 1:35 | Hits: 9

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.

The priorities of the government program

10/21/2014 0:00

Yassin Atwani
usually accompanied by the formation of any new government, a government program of work, is in the light of determining the priorities of this government, which is a new government’s agenda for the next phase.

It is natural that includes this program, and according to the requirements and priorities of the country’s needs for the foreseeable future, and the other is on the strategy to achieve them.

If we tried to prioritize in our country within this perspective, there is no doubt that the defeat terrorist groups and security comes on top of the priorities of the government program, and this was confirmed by the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, a review of his government program in front of the House of Representatives.

Despite the fact that this is no different than the two, but this does not mean the neglect of the rest of the priorities is as important as the priority of security and defeat terrorism.

Out of prioritization in the government program, which won on the impact of Mr. Abadi confidence of the House of Representatives, we see steps ambitious included in this program which it was clear objectives through its emphasis on achieving the requirements of present and future for the Iraqi people, as the distribution platform of the government program on several key areas, in addition to the priority of achieving security and stability in the country, the text of the program to achieve the two types of plans and commitments, the first urgent exigencies of the circumstances of the stage, and the goal sheltering displaced families, and to alleviate their suffering, through the provision of adequate housing for them, and meet the requirements of daily living, and enroll children in school, as a prelude to returning them to their home areas after editing.

The second plan comprehensive strategy covering the next four years, and include all sectors and fields, and sets specific targets required by the conditions of the priorities of the country, and oversees the developed and formulated by experts and advisers from different state institutions.

Included in this characterization upgrading service and standard of living of citizens, including the development of efficient educational and research institutions, and the provision of basic services to citizens, and to achieve social security effectively and efficiently, and to provide a healthy environment clean, and the protection of the cultural heritage of the spectra of the community, and concern for young women and children, and the development of the national economy, through diversify sources of income.

The government program also talked about starting an administrative revolution, and to ensure optimal use of financial resources, and activating the principle of accountability, and the separation between the political and administrative positions.

He also pledged to fight corruption and the transformation from a planned economy to a free market economyand support investment, and private sector development, and attention to agricultural and industrial activity, as well as support the capabilities of the Iraqi army and security forces.

And did not ignore the government program to develop Iraq’s relations with the countries of the region and the world.

these are the main axes of the government program, and it seems it Ictnz between carries a lot of hopes and legitimate aspirations are consonant with the needs of the citizen, but the question that arises is:

what are the mechanisms that will be under implementation this program?

There is no doubt that it needs the concerted efforts of everyone in order to determine the methods actors for the implementation of the paragraphs of the government program, and perhaps the first steps to be taken in this regard lies in the process of cooperation and coordination between the legislative and executive branches, Without this integration between the two can not be for this program to see the light of day.

The other thing sponsor the implementation of the paragraphs of this program is the compatibility between the various political parties, through resorting to reference the Constitution in case of any dispute, and stay away from personal interpretations, regional, and political bids, and the pursuit of immediate gains.

So you must deal with this matter seriously and packages, by standing on the ills and drawbacks real disturb the political harmony, and reflect negatively on the weft and the structure of the same society, and this means looking for participants that combine the political parties, and to build on what has been achieved understandings.

Daash escape and leave the 10 mosques

BAGHDAD / Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network (IMN) – A spokesman for the Free Officers Movement, Colonel Mohammed Al-Baaj Daash terrorist gangs that 10 mosques emptied Almouselqubl escaping from the city to the Syrian border.

. He explained that the Baaj “Free Officers Movement and put her hand on these mosques and asked people in the area of agrarian reform to begin a new phase and leaving Aldaasha approach.”

He announced a member of the Free Officers Movement Miqdad Zobaie IMN reporter yesterday that the escape of terrorist gangs spend Baaj toward Syria, and the judiciary is now under the control of tribal members who reject their presence.

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The Washington Post: Washington and Baghdad are preparing a systematic plan and attrition to expel Iraq from Daash

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Author: HAA
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22/10/2014 19:10
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Revealed an American newspaper universally known, on Wednesday, as the pursuit of Washington and Baghdad implementation of the plan “a systematic and attrition,” the Iraqi ground forces under a broad campaign to re-progressive control areas occupied by the organization (Daash), indicating that such a plan would not begin in earnest a few months ago, and they designed to ensure that the Iraqi forces are not subjected to the proliferation of “excessive” before being able to grab the land “liberated” and keep them.

This came on the subject published in the Washington Post, The Washington Post American, and seen it (the long-Presse).

The newspaper quoted a senior official in the administration saying, “The plan may include the involvement of American advisers in the field with the Iraqis, if recommended by the American commanders,” adding that “those advisers will not participate in the battle.”

The Washington Post reported, “President Barack Obama, has repeatedly stressed that there would be no American ground troops on the ground in Iraq.”

The newspaper added that “the Iraqi army has focused around a large military campaign, with minor exceptions, on the defensive side only, in its efforts to prevent Daash of the acquisition of more land, since the beginning of June when it acquired militants regulation on the city of Mosul, and are currently trying to progress southward , “indicating that, although” the government achieve some gains with the help of American air strikes, which started with the beginning of last August, but the militants Daash now control about a third of the area of ​​Iraq, where the span of control of Anbar, west of the border with Syria, to areas near Baghdad. “

And saw The Washington Post, that with the “formation of a new government led by Haider al-Abadi, in September last, it was the delay in the appointment of key positions in the ministries of Defense and Interior, threatening rhythm setback in any progress in the political process,” pointing out that he had “been occupancy of these positions , last Saturday (the 18th of October 2014 Current), when granting the Iraqi parliament confidence candidate Sunni Musli, MP Khalid al-Obeidi, to take over the Ministry of Defense, and the Shiite MP, Mohammed Salem Ghaban, the inner bag. “

The official said the American, according to the newspaper, which did not reveal his identity, that “Abadi also pledged to meet the needs and demands of the Kurdistan Regional Government and resolve the issue of the management of oil resources the region, and assist in the formation of local defense forces in Anbar province, a government-funded” afterthought “but those pledges had been launched oriented predecessor, Nuri al-Maliki, the security before, and remain without implementation until now. “

Promised the newspaper, that “the success of any plan drawn to regain control of territory usurped in Iraq by organizing Daash, require progress in the resolution of those aspects are,” She said, “The Obama administration had tried through their campaigns diplomatic and military intensified, to convince Iraqis to expedite the solution of outstanding differences, or to set aside the things that can not be solved by about fast, to stand against the great threat posed by the organization Daash. “

Ago and the Washington Post, saying that “a military attack campaign will be implemented according to specific dates, village after village,” likely to “delayed attempt to expel Daash of Mosul for the year after that.”

The paper said that American believes that “any plan REO risks of taking them out for the railroad by the militants who have their own strategy to continue to progress.”

The Iraqi Council of Representatives, he was awarded last Saturday, the confidence of the candidate on the mass of Badr, Mohammed Salem Ghaban, as interior minister, and a candidate for the coalition united for reform, Khaled al-Obeidi, as defense minister, after more than a month to give confidence to the Government of Abadi.

He also states that the organization (Daash) seized the city of Mosul, the center of the province of Nineveh, (405 km north of Baghdad), in (the tenth of June 2014), before extending its activities to several areas in the provinces of Kirkuk, Salahuddin and Diyala, Anbar and Erbil, Dohuk and others.

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