Turkish Prime Minister in Baghdad on Thursday to meet the official invitation

Baghdad -arac Presse, November 16: A source in the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said on Monday that “the Turkish prime minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, will visit Iraq at the end of this week,” noting that “the visit Ihsanoglu Thursday comes in response to an official invitation.” .


  It is said that the Iraqi foreign minister, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, had visited Turkey earlier this month and extended an invitation on behalf of the Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, the Prime Minister of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoglu, to visit Iraq and discuss various issues of mutual interest, particularly the economic and security files ” . Admiral ended



Asiacell: Internet users will rise 60% ​​as soon as the launch of 3G service early New Year

By the third generation of the signing ceremony, service contracts with mobile phone companies filming (mjm)
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Long-Presse / Baghdad

Suggested Asiacell mobile phone, on Monday, rising numbers of Internet users increased by 60% on the company’s network during the year 2015, after “the launch of the third generation service”, and indicated that the third-generation services will enable subscriber access to high-speed Internet services, while confirming that the number of customers reached until the end of the month of September more than 12 million subscribers, pointed to the presence of 19 offices and branches covering all parts of Iraq.

Said Director of Media Relations at the company, Abdullah Hussein, in an interview with the (long-Presse), “The company can provide a vision for its forecast for the growth of Internet users on the ACL network by the end of 2015 compared to the end of 2014,” expected to subscriber ratio rises on service Internet 60% supported the launch of third-generation services and the prevalence of the use of smart phones. “

Hussein added that “the features that will get users ACL after activating third-generation service, will include video calls, as well as watch live TV, and access to high-speed Internet service, and receive emails and download music tracks, as well as all voice calls and messaging services usual also available on your mobile phone.

Hussein made it clear that the “ACL, leading always in use and application of the latest technology to ensure the provision of high quality network of high can our customers rely always on, and for this we are working on the launch of the third generation service beginning in 2015,” noting that “the work of the company for the price of the service focuses on an ongoing basis to provide the best deals for subscribers to Internet services and this trend will continue when and after the launch of third-generation services. “

He pointed Director of Media Relations at the Asia Company torrent that “the company is working to provide the highest network and faster Internet to its subscribers quality with the launch of third-generation services with the latest third-generation versions and as soon as the standard in the world”, pointing out that our subscriber base coincide with the distribution of the population of the Iraqi provinces ratios, We have a common base and wide in all parts of Iraq. “

Hussein stressed that “the company is not currently have any idea about the launch of the fourth generation in the event of any instructions from the government about its launch, the Asiacell will abide by all their efforts.”

Abdullah said that “at the Asia torrent 19 offices and branches covering all Iraqi provinces, and that the company has 19 Retail and 40 Franjayz in all parts of Iraq, as the number of subscribers until the end of last September, about 12 million and 300 thousand subscribers, according to a report provided to us by the Telecommunications Authority and the media. “

And on the complaint of some customers from the large number of messages they receive every day of the Declaration, Abdullah explained that “in spite of promotional messages, one of the best ways to reach subscribers and inform Alert their own, but Asiacell provide service to its subscribers to stop receiving promotional messages, send a message to 4151 and the introduction of (0) To prevent receiving promotional messages. “

The CMC signed in (November 10, 2014) the contract for the launch of 3G third generation service with mobile phone companies working in Iraq, and as shown that the launch of this generation will stimulate economic and technical movement in the country and reduce the cost of using the internet through the phone, confirmed that the Authority wait for months before study the possibility of launching the fourth generation.

The CMC announced, in (November 5, 2014), for the establishment of the three mobile phone companies operating in Iraq to pay the first installment of “3G” service to the body, as revealed she will sign the launch of the service contracts with mobile phone companies the middle of this month, confirmed It will ensure high-speed Internet service and other advantages sophisticated.

The Asian company torrent of mobile phones expected, in (the first of October 2014), that can launch a 3G telecommunications companies to provide services “advanced high-quality” subscribers, anticipated that this will contribute to achieving a “renaissance technique” in Iraq, and the recovery of the national economy . The Association of Information and Communications revealed in (September 26, 2014) from the date of the operation of the third generation of mobile phone companies operating in Iraq in mid-November month license, which would provide high speed internet service for the first time in most cities in the country.


Mahdi provides an explanation of the Baghdad-Erbil agreement and answer the question 15 seats

Twilight News / hosted by the House of Representatives held by thirty minutes on Monday under the chairmanship of Salim al-President of the Council and in the presence of 237 deputies, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, and the oil minister to discuss the oil and the economic reality of the country

altAt the outset of the meeting led MP Hadi al-Amiri was sworn member of the House ofRepresentatives.

Then the Council hosted Adel Abdul-Mahdi, and the oil minister to review the economic reality and the oil and the agreement between the federal government and the Kurdistan Region.

At the outset of hosting oil minister said that oil prices have declined rapidly exceeded $ 40 in a few months, adding that Iraq will be affected oil prices down for adoption it is mainly in the construction of the financial budget of the country.

He said Abdul-Mahdi, that the most important decline in oil prices, factors that are increasing shale oil production and increasing oil production in some African countries offset by lower global demand as well as declining growth rates in some Asian countries, especially that more than half of Iraq’s oil production was exported to Asia and rising global stock of Oil for most industrialized countries.

He favored the oil minister, the lack of a rapid rise in oil prices during the current period in spite of the presence of the attempts being made ​​to ensure the stability of the oil market or to achieve relatively high prices, pointing out that the expected oil price calculated in the construction budget for 2015 will appreciate to $ 80 per barrel, a link the performance of the Iraqi economy in the correct orientation of financial resources through improved compression unnecessary expenditures.

He pointed out that the ministry is in the review of the expenses for the state developed being can not be perpetuated, noting that the money currently can have a building budget to contribute to development, stressing the need to diversify the Iraqi economy sources, especially after the decline in many sectors of the economy versus high dependence on the oil sector over the past years.

He called on the oil minister to resort to bold steps in the field of investment and attract capital for the advancement of economic reality and the possibility of benefiting from the funds of the investment in the budget, noting that the agreement with the province to Ajribt grant amount of money compared to the amount of oil, but an important agreement for the purpose of reaching a final agreement between the government and the province.

He stressed that the agreement with the province can save imports million barrels of oil were absent from the 2014 expenses alluding to the absence of a dispute that all the oil resources must go to the state treasury.

He pointed to the start of the arrival of 150 000 barrels of oil to the Turkish port of Ceyhan for export Iraqi government spokesman, noting that the Iraqi forces approaching from access to the Baiji refinery, which provides about 300 000 barrels per day of crude oil, as will re-work in refineries and fields of Kirkuk to the advantage of imports export 700 000 barrels per day in support of the budget.

In fact, the interventions of the House of Representatives on the oil MP Ibrahim Bahr al-Ulum asked the Chairman of the Commission on oil and energy ministry forecast oil production over the next year from the central and southern fields, calling for the development of a roadmap for installing the agreement between the federal government and the Kurdistan Region.

He asked MP Mohammad Naji about the nature of the action taken by the Ministry of Oil to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to adjust oil prices.

She MP Magda al-Tamimi, the need to know the border crossing points and revenues included in the budget.

He called Mehdi al-Hafez and the Ministry of Oil to view the details of the agreement between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government in all transparency.

For his part, the deputy asked capable happy about the impact of the oil agreement between Baghdad and Erbil on oil and gas law, which has not been voted on yet.

The MP Kanna on the need to know your plan in coordination with the Ministry of the Kurdistan region to protect existing wells in the soft areas.

Asked Rep. Najiba Najib about how the survival of the region’s share and linked by the amount of oil   Source.

Inquired MP Ali al-Adeeb, the fate of Kirkuk’s oil export and destination of funds, calling for joint coordination between the neighboring countries, especially Saudi Arabia regarding oilprices.

He asked Attorney Knight Albraivkane for oil strategy that enables Iraq from the face of declining national levels of imports.

He said Rep. Joseph Saliwa to the importance of the government to effectively control the oil extraction companies to reduce expenses and dues exaggerated.

MP Ahmed al-Jubouri, in turn called the Oil Ministry to deliver oil to the displaced portion of the province of Nineveh.

MP Ammar Tohme need to reach a political agreement in accordance with the standards of justice and population ratios, and wondered about the possibility of forming the front of the affected countries from flooding the oil market policy.

MP Mohsen Saadoun urged the federal government to follow the policy of decentralization in the management of oil in order to achieve success in the economic file.

And MP Mohammed al-Tai, the need for the federal government to conclude an oil agreement with Basra.

Inquired MP Jawad al-Bolani for possession of the ministry for a comprehensive plan to build a clear policy to diversify its financial resources and increase oil production.

In response to interventions, Adel Abdul Mahdi, the oil minister said that consumption in the global markets of 90 million barrels per day, compared to production of 91 million barrels per day, noting that al-OPEC ranks and policy will lead to adjust prices, but there are different opinions among its members, pointing to a need for some time to fruitless talks conducted by Iraq with the countries of the region on own oil policy agreements.

The Minister of Oil that the ministry of Athbz adoption of criteria for distinguishing between the provinces and its role in the oil wealth management, pointing out that Iraq and its resources will be affected by the reduction in OPEC production despite the lack of full commitment to the decision of the organization, referring to an agreement in the presence of Prime Minister of the Kurdistan region to Baghdad within days to view all details oil relationship between the federal government and the province and address the problems.

He said the absence of a law of oil and gas regulation will hinder any oil relationship between the government and the regions, on the one hand and the oil-producing provinces on the other hand.

And between Abdul-Mahdi said the responsibility not to enactment of the oil and gas borne by all stakeholders law, explaining that the lack of law and regulations and controls made ​​it difficult to resolve the oil export issues by region. During the period of 2012 and the years that followed were the export of oil led to the complexity of the scene, pointing to contain what Walt him things through negotiations was a wise move, especially it aims to export 150 000 barrels of oil per day, adding that the agreement that we are trying to reach him to export oil through the region, the lines will be for the benefit of all, especially the provinces that pipeline to export oil from Kirkuk will be inoperable even if it was liberated city Mosul.

Then I decided the Presidency to postpone the second reading of the draft law on ratification investment promotion and protection between the Government of the Republic of Iraq and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and submitted by the Committees on Foreign Relations and the Economy and Investment and the second reading of the draft law on ratification agreement between the Government of the Republic of Iraq and the Government of the State of Kuwait to encourage mutual investment protection and submitted by the Committees Relations Law Convention on the Law Foreign investment and the economy.

Then decided to adjourn the meeting to next Tuesday 11/25/2014.


Oil Minister: the start of the arrival of 150 000 barrels of oil to the port of Ceyhan for export Iraqi government spokesman

4:27: 11/17/2014

Khandan – The Iraqi Oil Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, said the agreement with the Kurdistan region can save imports million barrels of oil, while noting the start of the arrival of 150 000 barrels of oil to the Turkish port of Ceyhan for export Iraqi government spokesman.

This came during hosted in the Iraqi Council of Representatives hearing on Monday, to review the economic reality and the oil and the agreement between the federal government and the Kurdistan region.

And the transfer of the official website of the House of Representatives for Abdul-Mahdi as saying, “The agreement with the province to grant Ajribt amount of money compared to the amount of oil, but an important agreement for the purpose of reaching a final agreement between the government and the province.”

The oil minister said that the agreement with the Kurdistan region can save imports million barrels of oil were absent from the 2014 expenses, alluding to the absence of a dispute that all the oil resources must go to the state treasury.

He said Abdul-Mahdi, to start arrival of 150 000 barrels of oil to the Turkish port of Ceyhan for export Iraqi government spokesman, noting that the Iraqi forces approaching from access to the Baiji refinery, which provides about 300 000 barrels per day of crude oil, as will re-work in refineries and fields of Kirkuk to take advantage of imports and export 700 000 barrels per day in support of the budget.


Dempsey: The number of US troops in Iraq will not exceed 3,100

Dempsey: The number of US troops in Iraq will not exceed 3,100

BAGHDAD / Source News / ..okd chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, on Monday, that the new Iraqi government has taken positive steps towards a “calm” things, as he pointed out that the number of American troops in the campaign against (Daash) in Iraq in the coming months 3,100 troops will only.

Said Dempsey, who spent more than three years in Iraq, including supervision of the training, in an interview to the Reuters news agency and seen by / Source News / “To be frank with you, I have not surprised me back to Iraq.”

Dempsey added, citing the agency, said that “the new Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, some positive steps have been taken,” adding that “Iraq’s new leaders appear to be more aware of what they must do in order to calm things down.”

During the meeting, on Sunday, a group of US forces in Iraq has asked Gen. Dempsey of every soldier already served in Iraq for once or twice or three to raise his hand and was hands attendance raise with the continuation of Gen. after extended top service for four times and five.

He assured Dempsey soldiers that “this campaign is different from those that have served in Iraq previously,” asserting that “these troops would stay away from the fighting, though their numbers are much less than the number in Bush’s time, where he was up to 170 thousand soldiers, but now the number will reach only 3,100 During the next few months. “

He explained, “I want the soldiers to realize that this campaign is not the previous Kalhmlh, they are not as before in any case when we were in the lead,” expected from the Iraqi side that “recognizes the danger he faced and looked to us to help them and guide them.”

He asked one of the soldiers, General Dempsey is whether the presence of the soldiers in Iraq Combat takes character, Dempsey replied, “The American troops deployed in Iraq to act as a consultant wars.”

He stressed that “the only way to ensure that Iraq’s success in the long term if they are managed by their leaders to build bridges between them and bridging the gaps of sectarian strife,” he said, adding that “this thing may have failed to achieve after the withdrawal of US forces in the year 2011”.

Revealed Pentagon spokesman Jim Gregory, in the (November 15, 2014), for the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, met with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, as well as US Ambassador Stuart Jones and the leaders of the US forces in Iraq.

It is noteworthy that the United States is leading an international coalition against al (Daash), in Iraq and Syria, while expressing more countries desire to participate in this campaign, after growing risk regulation and the accession number of the citizens of those countries to its ranks, and the fear of returning to carry out operations Dakhlha.anthy / 19 T.


The Washington Post: Maliki appointed partner in corruption central bank governor, the news is not encouraging

17-11-2014 09:37 AM
The big questions in Iraq
David Ignatius / journalist and novelist, an associate editor and columnist for the newspaper ‘The Washington Post’. Wrote eight novels, including the body of lies.

While America is progressing in the third war in Iraq over the past quarter century, it is important that the mental reference to assess whether the US strategy can achieve success in Iraq or not.

At that moment, it is difficult to be optimistic because of the continuing corruption and sectarianism in Iraq.

It seems the basic strategic framework for President Obama right in theory. Obama said in Beijing on the following: «who will fight for our children are not. Ultimately the responsibility falls on the Iraqis to fight Daash and ensure their security. »

While President Obama reiterated the US pledge to abide «helping Iraqis to help themselves», America announced that it will add another 1 500 troops as advisers in Iraq, which means almost doubling the US force there.

How can the United States avoid a repeat of past mistakes?
In search of an answer to this question, I spoke this week with Stuart Bowen, the former US inspector for Iraq reconstruction, who has his office in the audit repeated cases of corruption and mismanagement in the previous failure of Iraq.

It has helped me in the preparation of a paper assessing the current efforts. To understand how things have become worse in Iraq after the US-led invasion in March 2003.

The latter can read the report prepared by Bowen in 2013 and who holds the title of «learning from Iraq». The only appreciated about 40 per cent of the projects sponsored by the United States and the audit which includes significant shortcomings.

Here, there is a strange reminder about how to get out of Iraq expenditures out of control; where Bowen writes that in 2003 and 2004. The United States handed over to Iraq more than $ 10 billion in cash -hsalt from oil revenues frozen Arac- was in «bundles of paper currencies of $ 100 category form»

. Bowen notes that «these funds have not been managed well.» May have been looted and many of those funds.

Bowen says in the description of the Iraqi Central Bank: «The US reconstruction program reinforced unintentionally (political favoritism triangle), which includes political parties, government officials and sectarian groups.

This axis killer urged on terror and corruption that has poisoned the country. »

In short, there lies the challenge; Over the past decade ruined Iraq and corruption and sectarian violence. And should any American effort given away to re-build a strong Iraqi army -akon able to defeat extremists Alaslamyin- address those issues.

And again, Obama was right when he insisted on dropping Nuri al-Maliki, the prime minister of sectarian as a condition for providing military aid. But what do we do now?

How to handle the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who succeeded al-Maliki and the US enjoys the support, with the key issues in order to clean and less sectarian government? We have begun a slow start. As can be seen from the following:

Corruption: Iraq can not succeed militarily or economically without reducing the corruption that marked the reign of al-Maliki. According to the findings of Bowen in his report, the money laundering through the Central Bank resulted in losses valued at more than $ 100 billion over the past 10 years has been a lot of that money leaking to banks in Dubai and Beirut.

The appointment on the Keywords newly governor of the Central Bank of the news is not encouraging; Alak was Secretary General of the Council of Ministers in the reign of al-Maliki was concerned with overseeing the government contracting.

Sectarianism: Maliki took advantage of the government to punish the Sunni majority in Iraq, prompting them to extremism. The Abadi has talked about ending the sectarian police state, but the nomination of Mohammed Salem Ghaban to serve as Minister of the Interior, the Badr Brigade, which is seen as much of the year as the official Shiite death squad. Sunnis fear that Ghaban receives orders from Hadi al-Ameri, the corps commander.

Military training: the Iraqi army collapsed, which the United States invaded trained when organizing Daash Mosul in the month of June. And now reaches new instructors from the United States and other countries for rebuilding the army.

But be careful; where the United States has spent more than $ 20 billion to train Iraqi security forces in the period between 2005 – 2011. The Pentagon planners need to ask: What will seem different this time?

Communicate with the Kurds: In order to win the support of the Kurds, should Abadi implement what he had promised the Iraqi Constitution to allocate 17 per cent of the national budget for the Kurdistan; it also must pass a new law to guarantee the sharing of oil revenues.

Since the month of January (January) did not receive the Kurds dinars and one of the budget, which promised allocations.

Regional communication: In order to re-build trust with the year, should work in collaboration with Abadi neighboring Gulf states, not just Iran. The participation of the Arabs as a two-way street; where should Abadi travel to Riyadh and other Gulf capitals, and Saudi Arabia and other reciprocity.

Iraq could take the lead against al Daash only if the state has become more inclusive (and decentralization as well). Obama is a logical strategy in theory, but can not operate without effective measures to prevent corruption and sectarianism.


Deputy for the Union forces demanding a review of the salary scale and the state salaries of the three presidencies and reduce protections officials and Aivadathm

The first meeting of the three presidencies in the Peace Palace in Baghdad
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Long-Presse / Baghdad

Student Deputy for Union national forces, on Monday, to form a committee between the House and the Minister to review the pay scales in the state and to reconsider the salaries of the three presidencies, and as called to mind the state employees with few salaries and poor classes, also called for the consideration of the cancellation of privileges and allowances and reduce the number of protections officials and incidentals and deputations.

The MP said the union national powers Thunder Knight in a press statement received (range Press), a copy of it, “based on the financial situation, which passes by the country’s large deficit in the state budget because of lower oil prices and limited quantities exported, we propose the formation of a joint committee between the House of Representatives and the Council of Ministers to review the salary scale in the state and re-consider the salaries of the three presidencies. “

He called Knight in his statement to “reduce the differences between the State and the staff of the various institutions, and the observance of the poorer classes, as well as taking into account the salaries of state employees with as few suffer the most.”

Knight b also demanded “the adoption of the ladder salaries commensurate with the country’s status as well as take into account the fairness in the distribution of salaries, and to consider the cancellation of privileges and allowances and reduce the number of protections for all officials and reduce the MIE and deputations.”

It is noteworthy that the last term has seen many claims by both the Shiite Dinh, or by activists civilians, the abolition of parliamentarians’ salaries and senior state officials, with positions and privileges, and indicated that it “may not be” granting pensions to persons who are not Daúmyin staff, and demanded that the House of Representatives “enactment of a uniform law for all retirees instead of your organs legislation.”