Urgent .. rhetorical: the provinces have agreed to appeal in Article 17 of the special budget to maximize local resources

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Follow-up – and babysitChairman of the Board of Karbala province Nassif Jassem rhetorical said Saturday during a press conference held in the province of Basra, in the presence of Oil Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi said local governments have agreed to file an appeal in the Federal Court to Article 17 of the financial budget for 2015 Act as identified by local governments in Mahlah..itba maximizing resources


The appearance of Mohammed Saleh: We set great hedges any surprises oil prices and the priority of the security and salaries

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Follow-up – and babysitrevealed the appearance of Mohammed Saleh, an economic advisor to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi for developing large hedges of the state in the event of what he described as “surprises or fluctuations” in global oil prices, which depend on Iraq dramatically in national income.Saleh said we are working the first two-way hedge against fluctuations in oil by reducing unnecessary expenses and provide the necessary and basic ones to defend Iraq and the fight against terrorism Aldaasha expenses, in addition to securing the living requirements of life for citizens in Iraq from the ration card and the salaries of the staff. ”

He added, “as that of Olwightna important strategic projects and the ruling that her prejudice in people’s lives and the priorities that we set as a hedge against fluctuations in oil prices,” he “plans and large hedges and the state took wary of any economic surprises.”

Saleh pointed out that “what happened in a significant drop in oil prices was the collapse of a devastating and a great harm to Iraq’s financial resources make it in financial distress after reaching prices to the bottom of the landing, but the day began to rise and the price of a barrel about 60 or $ 61 of Brent crude, which Iraq is a measure in its oil sales. ”

And the Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister, “our expectations that oil prices will improve slowly and gradually improved and all in the interest of the general budget for Iraq, which relies 85% on oil revenues, as it was designed.”


Banking facilities for retirees hotspots

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AgenciesRasheed Bank has decided to facilitate the payment instruments retirees and pilgrims winners and non-winners in the provinces of Nineveh and Salahuddin and Anbar hot action.He said in the bank director Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Saturday, “The new measures issued by Rasheed Bank allows the citizen review of a number of branches that have been allocated, for the disbursement of payments instruments deposited calculates the open body with the bank in the branches of Karkh / 23 and the student 520 Alboshjaa 519 and Babacrker branch June 1 In Kirkuk, and Ramadi in Anbar and Samarra in Salah al-Din. ”

Stressing that “the bank allocated to sub-Yarmouk retirees Nineveh and fitness for retirees of Salah al-Din.”


Infallible concludes visit to Erbil to Baghdad pregnant files to be discussed with the political parties

Technical committee of the Kurdistan Regional Government heading to the capital to discuss the oil agreement
Arbil: Dilshad Abdullah
Iraqi President Fuad Masum, concluded yesterday evening for meetings in Erbil with the political parties and returned to Baghdad to complete the initiative seeking to bridge the gap between the federal and provincial governments. In the meantime, the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy announced in Kurdistan Parliament yesterday that the technical delegation from the region will visit Baghdad this week to discuss the technical problems that hinder the implementation of the oil agreement between the two sides.
He described the Presidential Advisor, Azad and Rta, «Middle East» President’s visit to the Kurdistan region b «successful», adding that «will work in Baghdad on all files that have discussed with the leadership of the region, political parties of Kurdistan during the past few days, especially solve the problem of the displaced and the burden posed by the provinces of the region, as well as a broader understanding between the government of the province and Baghdad area. »
He and Rta that «the president will work for the visit of a delegation from the Government of the Territory to Baghdad, to reach a solution satisfactory to both parties on their outstanding problems, is scheduled to have a response by the Baghdad», pointing out that the infallible will begin in the coming days for meetings with political forces Iraq and the federal government to discuss all the files that brought him from the region.
The search infallible yesterday in separate meetings with the Secretary General of the Islamic Union of Kurdistan Muhammad Faraj and secretary of the Iraqi Communist Party, Kamal Shakir most important developments on the political and security arenas and threats to security and stability in Iraq, political and economic conditions in the Kurdistan region, especially in light of continuing in the face of terrorism and the repercussions of During the displacement of a large wave of people who fled the oppression of the organization Daash, as well as the problems caused by low oil prices and its impact on the lives of citizens.
Faraj said to reporters, after the meeting with the President of the Republic: «We talked during the meeting about the need for the federal government to provide the necessary weapons to the Peshmerga forces in the war against (Daash), these are obligations of Baghdad, in addition to discussing the current relations between Erbil and Baghdad», stressing that the meetings conducted by the infallible were part of a special program to learn the views of the political parties in the region, and will meet with political parties in Baghdad also to learn how to resolve outstanding issues with Baghdad.
In the same vein, it was revealed a member of the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy in the Parliament of the region, high-Mustafa, «Middle East» that a technical delegation headed by the Minister of Natural Resources in the government of the region, drastically, will travel to Baghdad this week to discuss all technical obstacles that hinder the implementation of the Convention concluded between the two sides. The «Government of the Territory want through this meeting that turned out to Baghdad, that there is a technical fault prevents the export of the agreed amount of oil per day, and this relates to the ability of pumps and pipe, and continuous efforts to resolve this problem.»

Kurdistan: keen on the implementation of the oil agreement no intention of shirking it

07/03/2015 12:43

Direction Press / Agencies
MP confirmed the Kurdistan Alliance, Susan Baker, Saturday, that the Kurdistan Region is keen to implement the oil agreement with the center and utensils has never shirking from it,

indicating the provincial government announced the statements and positions clearly support the success of the federal government and work with them to resolve any crisis.

Baker said in a press statement that “the differences in the political scene, especially between the center and the region can not continue indefinitely,” asserting that “the coming period will witness a solution in light of the real desire of all parties to focus on the fight against terrorist Daash.”

She added that “the current situation that the country has seen for any new Athtml differences benefit the common enemy of all Iraqis,” noting that “the Kurdistan region and is keen friendly big desire to implement the recent oil agreement signed between Baghdad and Erbil.”


Debt Settlement

8/3/2015 0:00

BAGHDAD morning
Search Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari, with a representative of Ernst Young (EY) Ahmed judge and a number of the company’s experts, accounting and advisory services and ways to improve the banking system and the settlement Aldion.ozkr ministry statement that during the meeting,

they discussed how to improve the banking system in Iraq, according to international standards, and ways to settle the Iraqi debt in light of the procedures of the Paris Club, as well as increase the efficiency of the banking system of communication in Iraq.



Ottawa, Ontario
7 March 2015

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the tragic death of a Canadian Armed Forces member in Iraq:

“It is with deep sadness that I learned that Sergeant Andrew Joseph Doiron was killed in a friendly fire incident while advising and assisting Iraqi Kurdish forces in Iraq on March 6, 2015.

“On behalf of all Canadians, Laureen and I offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Sergeant Doiron. We also offer our prayers for the speedy recovery of the other three injured members of the Canadian Armed Forces.

“Canadians are rightly proud of the men and women who serve in our Armed Forces. We support their families, and we honour all those who make the sacrifices necessary to safeguard our country and our highest values.

“This tragic incident reminds us of the very real risks that our brave men and women in uniform assume on our behalf to defend the freedoms that we cherish.

“Almost daily we see new evidence of the violent threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. More than ever, it is imperative that we, along with the more than sixty countries in the coalition, continue the campaign to halt ISIL’s spread and reduce its capacity to carry out terrorist attacks abroad and here in Canada.

“Our Government and the Canadian Armed Forces take the duty to protect Canadians seriously. Part of that duty requires us to stand tall and shoulder our share of the burden in the fight against ISIL. We are proud to do our part, and grateful to the men and women to whom it falls to carry out our commitment to peace and security.

“Sergeant Doiron lost his life in the line of duty. We will honour and remember his service to Canada.”


The joint forces raise the Iraqi flag on the building Qaúmmqamih role

Security forces in the district round
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07/03/2015 22:30
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A source in Salah al-Din police, on Saturday, that the joint forces raised the Iraqi flag on the Qaúmmqamih elimination round building, east of Salah al-Din, (170 kilometers) north of Baghdad.

The source said, in an interview to (dew Press), “The forces involved in the liberation of Salah al-Din process, from the army, the police and the crowd and popular clan, was able to evening, from the Iraqi flag, on Qaúmmqamih elimination round, (25 km east of Tikrit), after the success of the engineering effort cleared roads connecting to the building, from improvised explosive devices left by Daash gangs. “

A source in the Joint Special Operations Command said, Friday, that the security forces were able to eliminate the role of editor of control organization (Daash).

It is noteworthy that the security forces and the popular crowd and the sons of the tribes, started since last Sunday, (the first of March current), and extensive security operation to cleanse the province of Salahuddin, civil Tikrit, from organizing center (Daash).

The organization (Daash) were seized in the (11 June 2014 the past), the city of Tikrit, Salahuddin province, and spend the role, the hometown of Izzat al-Duri, without a fight, and spend Sharqat, (120 km north of Tikrit), while managed and tribal police forces of expulsion from the elimination of Dhuluiya, (100 km south of Tikrit).


Abdul-Mahdi calls to approve oil and gas law

07/03/2015 12:57
Called Iraqi Oil Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, on Saturday, to approve oil and gas law, as he emphasized that the ministry is seeking to achieve a true partnership with the provincial councils in the oil trading and contracting with companies.

Guardian: Islamic State will be forced out of Tikrit, says top US general

Baghdad (AIN) -The Guardian Newspaper reported that the Iraqi security forces and the volunteers will kick the ISIL out of Tikrit.

The reports cited “The combined force of Iranian-backed militias and Iraqi government troops is likely to prevail against Islamic State forces in the unfolding battle for Tikrit, America’s top general has said.

General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, told reporters on an aircraft on his way to Iraq that he believes the Islamist militants will be pushed out of Tikrit.

“The numbers are overwhelming,” he said, as the fighting in Iraq gathered pace.

Dempsey said about 23,000 Iranian-based Shiite militiamen and Iraqi soldiers are involved in the offensive, compared to only “hundreds” of IS fighters.

The offensive is not what the Americans would consider textbook military tactics, he said, describing a hodge-podge of Iraqi Humvees, trucks and other vehicles surging toward Tikrit like “rush hour on the Washington Beltway”.

“I wouldn’t describe it as a sophisticated military manoeuvre,” he said.

Dempsey was flying to Iraq to meet US commanders and Iraqi government leaders on Saturday.

Isis forces surprised the US by taking control of much of northern Iraq in August last year, including Tikrit, which is the birthplace of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

But the US and its allies have since launched hundreds of airstrikes at Isis targets and credits its attacks with halting the group’s territorial advances.

“If it weren’t for the [US-led coalition] air campaign over time depleting the [Isis] forces in Beyji … then the current campaign would not be militarily feasible,” he said.

Isis forces had surged into Beyji, which lies just north of Tikrit, in hopes of controlling a key oil refinery there. But they have been halted and tied down by a series of airstrikes, Dempsey said. That little-noted setback has divided and weakened its forces, he added.

“The important thing about this operation in Tikrit is less about how the military aspect of it goes and more about what follows,” Dempsey said.

The mostly Sunni population of Tikrit must be allow to returned to their homes, and the Shiite-dominated government in Baghdad must step in with reconstruction and humanitarian aid, he said.

If that happens, “then I think we’re in a really good place,” he said. If it does not happen, then the future could be problematic, he said.

The key task for Iraq’s leaders, Dempsey said, is to balance the Iranian role in empowering Shiite militias with Iraq’s partnership with the U.S. and other coalition members.

“The only one that can balance that is the prime minister of Iraq,” Dempsey said. “So I want to get his views on how he is seeking to balance that concern.”