UN tweets!… Nickolay E. MLADENOV ‏@nmladenov

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UN tweets!… Nickolay E. MLADENOV ‏@nmladenov 
I want to warmly congratulate @Iraq PM @HaiderAlAbadi and @KurdistanRegion PM @NBarzani for the important agreement reached today @UNIraq

Nickolay E. MLADENOV ‏@nmladenov The agreement between #Iraq and the @KurdistanRegion will allow the KRG to resume its contribution to the federal budget at a time of crisis

Nickolay E. MLADENOV @nmladenov ·  The agreement between #Iraq and @KurdistanRegion will allow public sector employees in the KRG to receive their salaries #GoodNews @UNIraq


Work: granting the smart card for the displaced beneficiaries of social protection network

By Adminsa 11/13/2014 12:25 |

Embarked on the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs to grant the smart card for the displaced beneficiaries of social protection network to enable them to receive the grant amounts network in areas where displaced them from any banking office in all the governorates of Iraq.

He said senior agent of the Ministry Abdul gentlemen Shenawa Fahd in a statement received for News Agency (et) a copy of the grant recipients of the displaced smart card came to the difficult living conditions they are going through and not having a fixed income can skip Alasttnaah circumstances they are going through and trying to make every effort and as far as the work to lift the injustice that pain uprooted displaced explaining that the visions and aspirations that Tertsmha ministry list on the basis of humanitarian principles enshrined in the Iraqi constitution therefore instructed the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs under the guidance Mlakatha and as it comes out in giving displaced people of interest in the file in the methodology of work.


Oil Ministry to discuss with local governments on Saturday to activate the role of investment in accordance with the Constitution

Thursday, October 2 / November 13, 2014 21:30


Kicks off next Saturday of the workshop organized by the Oil Ministry with the participation of local governments in the provinces.

Said Oil Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, according to a statement of his ministry received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of “The ministry aims through this workshop to invest all the prospects of cooperation between the Ministry of Oil and local governments in the oil industry to develop and activate the role of investment in the implementation of development projects and the form in which it is consistent and in conformity with the provisions of the Constitution and natural resources investment strategy emanating from it. “

Abdul-Mahdi said that “the ministry is working to raise the level of optimal cooperation between all parties.”

For his part, the spokesman of the Oil Ministry, Assem Jihad, according to the statement that “the aim of the workshop, which will last for one day, is to develop the relationship between the oil ministry and local governments and teamwork As reflected positively on the national wealth of the country.”

Jihad said that “the workshop discussed several topics including the development of the relationship between oil and its departments and subsidiaries on the one hand and local governments on the other hand in order to achieve real and effective partnership.”

He said, “This workshop is the beginning of a series of other meetings to strengthen the relationship between the ministry and local governments, so as to contribute to the upgrading of the peaceful development of the oil industry and the administration of the oil wealth in Iraq” .anthy


Ban Ki-moon welcomes the agreement Baghdad and Erbil, on budget and oil and urges them to settle all disputes

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Secretary-General of the United Nations builder Ki-moon welcomed the agreement of the Iraqi government and the KRG reached to settle the dispute on the budget and oil exports.

His spokesman said in a statement received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of it, “Secretary-General welcomes the agreement reached between the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, on a settlement of the issues relating to the general budget and oil exports.”

He also congratulates the moon, “Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and KRG President Barzani for their willingness to negotiate and reach agreements for the benefit of the Iraqi people.”

He pointed out that “the Secretary-General of the United Nations urges the federal and regional authorities to build on this important first step, to settle all the remaining outstanding issues in the framework of the constitution,” pointing out that “the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq remains ready, within its mandate, to continue to provide support for this process. “

The governments in Baghdad and Erbil has announced Thursday an agreement on a comprehensive solution to the dispute of oil and budget including all the remaining outstanding issues settlement in the framework of the Constitution where the federal government decided to transfer $ 500 million to the government of Kurdistan that puts the region 150 000 barrels per day, the disposal of the federal government.

It was also decided during a meeting between oil minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi in Erbil province Thursday Prime Minister Barzani said the last visit to Baghdad at the head of the delegation with a view to a comprehensive, just and constitutional treatment of the beautiful outstanding problems between the two sides, “.anthy


Gold declines influenced by oil losses

11/14/2014 01:39:00

Gold declines influenced by oil losses

Gold prices fell on Thursday, with the decline in demand for the precious metal as an investment in a safe under the sharp decline in crude oil prices and good data on jobs in the United States as the continued flow of gold-backed funds showed that an exhibition of more losses.

The gold market was severely affected, a drop of about four percent in oil prices after government data showed a rise in crude oil stocks at key delivery point for futures contracts in the United States.

And indicates the survival of new applications for unemployment benefits in the United States near the lowest level in 14 years that the US labor market is moving forward towards the full recovery which weakens the attractiveness of gold as a time of economic uncertainty.

And saw a huge wave of selling gold since 31 October, dropping below the level of principal of $ 1180 to the lowest level in four and a half years of $ 1131.85 technical support. Since then gold has recovered slightly in the coverage of city centers.

And landed holdings As.ba.da.ar Fund, the largest fund indicators powered gold 1.8 tons to 722.67 tons on Wednesday for the seventh day in a row. Analysts said this indicates that gold gallery for more losses.

The decline in gold in the spot market 0.1 percent to $ 1159.59 an ounce (an ounce) by 1938 GMT.

But gold futures price for delivery December rose to $ 2.40 to $ 1161.50 an ounce at the settlement.

Among other precious metals silver lost 0.5 percent to $ 15.55 an ounce and platinum fell 0.8 percent to $ 1187.70 and palladium down one percent to $ 763.98 an ounce.


Washington considers isolate military commanders in Iraq a “positive signal”


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Said US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Thursday that isolate tens of Iraqi military leaders is a “positive signal” that the Baghdad government to reform the army and converge with the Sunnis.

The air strikes launched by the international coalition led by the United States against the jihadists “Islamic state” depends, to a large extent on the Iraqi security forces, praised the new steps Hegel Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi for changes in the highest ranks of the military leadership.Hegel said in front of the Armed Services Committee in the US House of Representatives, “the new defense minister and the new government are based restructuring the leadership of the Iraqi security forces.”He was referring to Baghdad’s decision Wednesday to isolate 36 military commander for reasons linked to “anti-corruption”, in the biggest purge of the military operation since the decline in the face of the organization of the Islamic state.He said US Secretary of Defense said, “These changes are essential.”He said the Iraqi Defense Minister “heading” toward the formation of a national guard gives wider powers to the Sunni tribes in Anbar province west of the country, where he took advantage of the organization of the Islamic State of resentment locals Shi’ite-led government in Baghdad.Hegel also considered that the new Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has taken “steps in the right direction” for more openness on the year lakh stressed the need for further political reforms.Hegel and faced tough questions from US lawmakers about the war strategy where some expressing doubts about whether Iraqi forces are able to take over the task of defeating the organization of Islamic jihadists State after previous attempts ended in Washington to train the army to failure.Has onslaught to regulate Islamic state in June led to the collapse of many of the pieces of the army, especially in Nineveh province (north), where officers and soldiers withdrew from their positions, leaving behind large quantities of weapons (including guns and armor), signed in the hands of the extremist organization fighters .The Iraqi prime minister announced Wednesday isolate 36 military commander.He said in a statement that “the general commander of the armed forces, Haider al-Abadi ordered bureaucracy to exempt 26 leader from office and the assignment of 10 leaders to retirement.” The statement did not specify those centers or rank, or whether they were responsible for the combat units or occupy management positions.Abadi and appointed “leader in the 18 new positions at the Ministry of Defense.” The statement stressed that these decisions come “within orientations to promote the work of the military establishment on the basis of the professional and the fight against corruption in all its forms.”On the other hand, Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chief of Staff of the US Army General Staff said in front of the same listening session in the House of Representatives on Thursday that saw the collapse of the Iraqi army because of the “corrupt leadership” and the prevailing feeling that the organization of the Islamic state “can not be stopped.”He said that strikes the United States and the coalition against jihadists halted progress, “the organization of the Islamic state,” he said. “We can get out of default, which they have shown.”But Dempsey warned of dire consequences if the Baghdad government has been unable to fulfill its promises involving Sunnis and Kurds are the largest in the decision-making process.He considered that it is necessary to crystallize the Iraqi government “and its intention to set up a government of national unity,” saying “I can expect from now, if this matter, the Iraqi security forces will not stand did not happen.”

Pentagon Says US Troops’ Role in Iraq Could Expand

Chuck Hagel, Martin Dempsey

The Pentagon warned Congress on Thursday that the long, drawn-out military campaign against Islamic State militants is just beginning and could expand to include modest numbers of US forces fighting alongside Iraqi troops.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivered a cautious assessment of the progress in the three-month-old war against Islamic extremists who brutally rule large sections of Iraq and Syria.

It was more than a status report. President Barack Obama is seeking congressional approval for $ 5.6 billion to expand the US mission in Iraq and send up to 1,500 more American troops. The administration is also pressing for reauthorization of its plan to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels, with that mandate expiring Dec. 11.

Hagel said the coalition, which has grown with 16 new members since September, has made progress, with the militants’ advances stalling and in some instances, reversed by air strikes and other military operations.

But he maintained that the struggle will be long and difficult in what could be a multiyear campaign.

Dempsey said the Iraqi forces are doing a better job, but he said an effort to move into Mosul, now held by IS, or to restore the border with Syria would require more complex operations.

“I’m not predicting at this point that I would recommend that those forces in Mosul and along the border would need to be accompanied by US forces, but we’re certainly considering it,” Dempsey told the House Armed Services Committee.

He added that the US has a modest force in Iraq now, serving as advisers and trainers, and “any expansion of that, I think, would be equally modest. I just do not foresee a circumstance when it would be in our interest to take this fight on ourselves with a large military contingent. “

Dempsey’s comments echoed his testimony to Congress in September when he raised the possibility of an expanded US role. Obama has said the operation will not involve US ground troops. The types of troops likely to accompany Iraqi forces would be there to call in or direct airstrikes or other close air support.

US and coalition forces have conducted about 900 air strikes in Iraq and Syria as they contend with a core militant force of 15,000 to 18,000 fighters.

“This pressure is having an effect on potential ISIL recruits and collaborators – striking a blow to morale and recruitment,” Hagel said. “We know that. Our intelligence is very clear on that. And as Iraqi forces build strength, the tempo and intensity of our coalition’s air campaign will accelerate in tandem.”

He used the term ISIL, an acronym for the group’s former name, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

His testimony came as the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, said in an audio recording posted Thursday that the organization will fight to the last man. It was his first public statement since coalition forces launched airstrikes against his fighters in Iraq and Syria, in which al-Baghdadi allegedly was wounded.

Officials told The Associated Press that Islamic militants and al-Qaida have agreed on a plan to stop fighting each other and work together against their opponents. That accord could present serious problems for US strategy against the militants.

Dempsey acknowledged the complicated trajectory of the fight.


Bolani calls for the provision of financial support to the network media

BAGHDAD / Center Brief to the Iraqi Media Network (IMN) – MP from the bloc of parliamentary competencies and the masses were part of the State of Law coalition Jawad al-Bolani, the government and the House of Representatives to provide appropriate financial support to the size of the media war, waged by the country against terrorist gangs Daash.

Said Bolani’s (IMN), that “the media network of independent bodies that need financial and moral support large; because of the size of the competition in the rumors of war, launched by Daash terrorist gangs, and that you need to sustain the momentum of confrontation warships, as well as the media.”
He pointed out that “there is a real need for a special parliamentary committee, to manage the independent bodies and provide them with support at all levels.”
MP for the coalition of state law Rubaie, the government and the House of Representatives to provide financial independence for the Iraqi Media Network, pointing to the existence of a wrong understanding of the nature of their work.
From: Firas al-Kadhim

Iraqi Kurds say oil deal reached with Baghdad


The Iraqi federal and the Kurdish regional in northern Iraq have an Thursday over oil and budget disputes for months have created a rift the two sides.

The government in Irbil, the capital of the semi-autonomous Kurdish region, agreed to sell 150,000 barrels of oil per day to the federal government in return for a one-time payment of $ 500 million, the Kurdish government said in a statement on its official website. ???

Earlier this year, Baghdad cut the 17 percent of the state budget that is supposed to go to the Kurdish region – which in 2013 totaled about $ 12 billion, according to Minister of Finance Hoshyar Zebari. The central government withheld the funds after the Kurds began transporting oil from fields inside the autonomous zone to Turkey against Baghdad’s wishes. The Kurdish government says it needs that money to meet its growing security demands, particularly amid the current fight against the Islamic State group, and to pay public-sector employees and fund much-needed infrastructure development

“We hope for improvement from here,” Sharko Jawdat, a lawmaker in the Kurdish parliament and member of the Kurdish parliament’s oil committee, said in an interview. “There should be a legal solution to these problems.”

The Kurds and Baghdad have feuded for years over a host of issues, chief among them the rights to oil resources in the north and disputed territory. Yet, they have also found room for compromise, and the Kurds provided critical backing to help former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki become prime minister. Since his successor Haider al-Abadi came to power in October, the Kurds have pushed for a quick resolution, saying they will give him three months to resolve the outstanding dispute or they would boycott his government.

“There have been concessions made by both sides,” Zebari, a veteran Kurdish politician, told The Associated Press. “But it is a big breakthrough. We’ve worked very hard on this agreement to bring both sides to a point of reason.”


Agreement: 150.000 oil barrels from KR to be exported through Central Government


Baghdad (AIN) –The Kurdistani Regional Government said that 150.000 oil barrels from KR will be exported through the Central Government according to the new agreement reached between the two sides. /End/