Political optimism in agreement with the Kurdistan region .. and Barzani in Baghdad soon to follow

Political optimism in agreement with the Kurdistan region .. and Barzani in Baghdad soon to follow

BAGHDAD / Mohammad Sabah

At the time, Oil Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, which had said that to reach a final agreement will provide Iraq with about 30 additional billion dollars a year, and described the Kurdish blocs in the House of Representatives, initial agreement signed Thursday between the federal government and the province on the financial dispute, as “positive”, saying it would open the door to discussion of other files during a visit by Barzani to the capital next week. As revealed about the role of the US has led to reach an agreement, said the Kurdish delegation in Baghdad will discuss ways to repay $ 8 billion is the size of the region’s debt to the federal government.
Go back to that a coalition of state law, “the agreement” as part of the government program agreements, stressing that the salaries of the Peshmerga will be resolved in parallel with the adoption of the National Guard, which will organize volunteer formations in other provinces Act.
The government of Nuri al-Maliki has stopped paying salaries of employees in Kurdistan earlier this year to protest against the export of the Kurdistan region of oil through Turkey. Which he described as the Mahdi said in a statement Friday that the two sides led to the loss of about $ 30 billion as a result of the reluctance of exports and payments, saying that the final settlement will make Iraq beyond this loss.
And concluded talks between Oil Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi and Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Barzani agreement required Baghdad to pay $ 500 million to the Government of the Kurdistan salaries of employees in the region for one month, compared to the latter’s commitment to pay 150 thousand barrels per day of oil to Baghdad. ”
The comment Muhsin al-Sadoun, Kurdistan Alliance MP told the “long”, “The new agreement, which took place between the governments in Baghdad and Erbil spend making KRG oil exports are identical with the terms of the provisions of the Constitution in accordance with Article 112, which states that the federal government based oil and gas extracted management from current fields with the governments of producing regions and provinces. ”
Sadoun and adds, “This new agreement will enable the federal government to fill the shortfall in its oil exports caused by terrorist acts that targeted a lot of facilities.”
It describes a member of the parliamentary legal committee visit Oil Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi to the Kurdistan region of “positive step which reached these results to resolving many of the problems that have existed since the time of the previous government.”
And pays tribute to the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, “the role played by the US side in the convergence of views between the federal and Kurdistan governments to resolve oil files and the issues of contention,” pointing out that “the Americans have had meetings brokered between the two parties to discuss ways to address all of the errors that occurred earlier with urging them to continue their talks in order to reach a convincing solutions to these files. ”
Sadoun said that “other steps that will follow this new agreement is to pay the salaries of the Peshmerga dues and apply the provisions of Article 140 by the federal government, which will begin discussions at the coming of the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government Engjirfan Barzani to Baghdad in the coming period.”
In the meantime, said MP Jassim Mohammed Jaafar, a member of a coalition of state law, that “to resolve differences with Kurdistan is part of a national paper that under the terms of the new government was formed,” he said, adding, “Abadi government’s keenness to implement the terms of this paper,” He explained Jafar, In an interview with the “long”, “The new agreement represents a declaration of good intentions by both sides in order to turn the page through the implementation of the government program voted by the House of Representatives and resulted in the formation of the current government.” He noted that “the Kurdistan oil export and according to the new agreement will be through the national SOMO.”
Revealed member bloc coalition of state law that “the visit of the President KRG Barzani to Baghdad would be through this week to complete the negotiations with the federal government,” noting that “the Ministry of Finance recommended sending a sum of money of $ 500 million to the Kurdistan Regional Government to pay employees’ salaries.”
And on the rest of the outstanding issues between Baghdad and Erbil, MP “The salaries of the Peshmerga issue related to the approval of the National Guard of the Act before the House of Representatives, who will organize the work of these forces in the region and the rest of the provinces as well as paid,” he says.
In turn, Abdul Qader Mohammad, a member of the Finance Committee parliamentary see, that “the agreement is the first step to resolve other contentious issues between Baghdad and Erbil.”
Shows Mohammed’s “long” that “the allocation of $ 500 million by the federal government to Kurdistan due to the lack of full liquidity with the central government,” adding that “the payment of other amounts ranking pending the government of up to approximately $ 8 billion are subject to improve the financial situation of Iraq. ”
Attention MP for the National Union of Kurdistan block to the “President of the Government of Kurdistan will include a visit to Baghdad to discuss the date of disbursement of these residual amounts, whether in the form of monthly pay ancestor?”.


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Syria News Station
Operated military transfers and layoffs announced by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi yesterday, public opinion. With his office declared it an attempt to improve security performance, observers confirmed that he is trying to get rid of the legacy of his predecessor, Nuri al-Maliki to deport linked by the officers, and will start «clean civil institutions of this legacy soon».

The Abadi decided to allocate ten military leaders to retirement and the appointment of 18 others in new positions, and the exemption of 26 leaders from their positions, including Chief of Staff team Babacar Zebari, the commander of operations in Anbar Lt. General Rashid Falih, and the commander of operations in the Middle Euphrates Lt. Gen. Othman Ghanimi, and secretary Defense Ministry Lt. Gen. Ibrahim al-Lami, in addition to some team leaders.

Some sources said Lt. Gen. Rashid Khurshid appointed chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Riad Algosaira commander of the ground forces, the successor to Gen. Ali Ghaidan team.

A spokesman for al-Abadi tributary Jabouri «life», that «the General Commander of the Armed Forces decision to exempt a number of leaders and other retirement, aimed at improving military performance», pointed out that «the change was based on the basic criteria most important competence, courage and integrity to ensure that the fight against corruption in military establishment, and it is not easy, it is a big challenge for the new leaders who have to be up to the challenge. »

In addition, a political source told «life», that Abadi «apply the undeclared political agreement, which led to the formation of his government», explained that the agreement «was the knowledge of the United States and regional countries, serving clean military and civil institutions of the legacy of former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who was appointed military commanders and civilian officials without the approval of Parliament and continue to serve for years by proxy. »

The source expected that Abadi continue to conduct military, security and administrative changes in most of the state institutions, as a prelude to the introduction of new names to Parliament subject to political consensus, to take up positions and special grades and military leadership teams. He stressed that the military establishment to start a campaign will be followed by dismissals at the Interior Ministry, and intelligence. He said al-Maliki linking military and security institutions and the private office, and that his policies in the selection of leaders weakened hardware and Okhaddatha to the whims of civil servants.

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Abadi completed to get rid of the corrupt legacy of al-Maliki

Deputy calls for activating the customs tariff on goods with their counterparts in Iraq

Default Deputy calls for activating the customs tariff on goods with their counterparts in Iraq

13/11/2014 09:35


BAGHDAD / obelisk: activation of the customs tariff and to prevent the import of goods similar to those in the law of the country, a request made by deputy in the Iraqi Council of Representatives through a media statement.

The Ministry of Finance, in the (December 20, 2013), that the imposition of customs duties on imported goods will be starting from 2014, and by no more than 20% of their value, indicating that the fees will be imposed on all border crossing points, including the Kurdistan region.

Impose customs tariffs and to prevent the import of foreign goods, the resolutions did not find an echo in Iraq since 2003, where local suffer Products from stacking, so that most of the laboratories and factories of government and civil private sector shut down, while the refuge most of the owners of large capital from the merchants and Iraqi businessmen to leave the country and worked to put their money in capital investment projects in the world and neighboring countries, including Jordan, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.

National Alliance MP Hamdiya Husseini In a statement made thanks and gratitude to the government “to respond in spinning coefficient staff in the provinces of Baghdad, Babil, Diwaniyah and Wasit dues exchange,” asserting that “taking notice of the government to this vulnerable segment to society and clear evidence of the sponsorship parental each Sons of Iraq in various Slides In all levels.”

And left workers in the textile factories in demonstrations them in Baghdad, Wasit, Diwaniyah and Babylon, the first on Tuesday, to demand their salaries have been stalled for months, also demanded to run their factories or transferred to other ministries to take advantage of their expertise Husseini believes that “activating the law of customs tariff and the reduction of import of goods that have seen in Iraq will encourage the production of these plants and this contributes to the increase and wanted them to make ends meet.”

The Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Safa al-Din Safi said in his intervention before the parliament in the (11 May 2013), “The Iraqi government moving to apply the law of customs tariff gradually according to a specific timetable,” and expressed fear the government, “the application of the law may result in an increase insane in the prices of food and goods, including income and does not fit the citizen.”


Change: legislative term holiday begins the end of this month

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Announced the MP for the MDC Serwa Abdul Wahid, the House of Representatives will start the legislative recess end of November, showed that while the new chapter will start the beginning of the month of January.

Said Abdul Wahid The House trimmed legislative recess from two months to one month, and that the holiday will begin the end of this month, up to the beginning of the new year 2015,

adding that under the constitutional context, the legislative recess appointment is linked to the arrival of the financial budget for 2015 to the Board.

She MP for the MDC to the new legislative term will discuss important laws such as modifying and respects the law of election districts and the Federation


US General: Iraq needs 80,000 good troops to retake lost territory


Baghdad (AIN) – Iraq will need about 80,000 effective military troops to retake the terrain it lost to Islamic State militants and restore its border with Syria, the top U.S. general said on Thursday.

“We’re going to need about 80,000 competent Iraqi security forces to recapture territory lost, and eventually the city of Mosul, to restore the border,” Army General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff, told a congressional hearing.

Dempsey said the request for more U.S. forces in Iraq would create centers to help train the additional troops needed. /End/


Religious Authority calls heads of political blocs to identify curroption inside their blocs

Karbala (AIN) –The Supreme Religious Authority called the heads of the political blocs to identify curroption inside their blocs.
During Friday Prayer, the Representative of the Religious Authority, Abdul-Mahdi al-Karbalayi, stated “The sources of curroption should be identified to be eliminated.” /End/

Religious Authority hails openness towards regional countries

Karbala (AIN) –The Religious Authority praised the openness towards the regional countries.
During Friday Prayer, the Representative of the Religious Authority, Abdul-Mahdi al-Karbalayi, stated “The visits of the delegations that involves various political sides to the regional countries are positive steps.” /End/