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Abadi phones King of Saudi Arabia 

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Baghdad (AIN) –The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi received an invitation to visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during a phone call with the King of the KSA Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud. 

Statement by Abadi’s office received by AIN mentioned “Abadi discussed with the Saudi King Salman Al-Saud through a phone call means of promoting mutual relations between the two countries and the war against the terrorist ISIL.” 

“Abadi clarified that the war against the terrorist ISIL organization and victories were achieved  through participation of all Iraqis and volunteers from the occupied areas according to a strategy represented by handing over the liberated areas to the local police of the same areas,” the statement added. 

“For his part, the Saudi King expressed his country’s will to open new horizons of cooperation with Iraq, stressing that the Saudi Kingdom is interested with the security and sovereignty of Iraq,” according to the statement which added “The Saudi King invited the Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi to visit the Saudi Kingdom.” /End/

Directed by families of Tikrit to secure outlets before the storm

Agency Sama Baghdad news – Baghdad

Security forces created a safe outlets Several managed to bring out the families of Tikrit city center before the implementation of the final stage of editing operations of the hands of terrorists in order to avoid casualties among civilians, after tightened security forces, and the heroes of the popular crowd, the absolute grip on large parts of the areas of Salah religion, and approached dramatically declare victory on the factions “Daash” in the province, especially after the arrival of trained a large military forces on the “street war” to fight a “decisive battle” against those gangs, which is still holed up in government buildings, the center of Tikrit, about a week ago, and take families as human shields in order to stop the security operations.

While secured the security forces, on Saturday, by “Baghdad-Ramadi,” the security committee in Diyala Council reported that the families of the province supported the security forces in the B1400 fighter Sherwin area.

The leader of the popular crowd forces, Karim al-Nuri, said that many of the safe ports opened to ensure all families out of Tikrit city center and crack down on terrorist gangs.

Nouri said in a press statement that “over the past few days we have opened several outlets to ensure a safe exit families of Tikrit city center,” adding that “delay to storm the city of Tikrit, the center of the process of returning class basis to protect civilians and ensure their exit from the city center.”

He Nouri said “families who were displaced from the center of Tikrit, was moved to temporary shelters near the city,” pointing out that the “popular crowd forces provided assistance to the families who were displaced from the center of the city of Tikrit.”

And that “from now remain in Tikrit are the terrorists, and the liberation of the city is at hand.”

In addition, the security committee in the House of Salahuddin province, said, Saturday: The security situation in the farm south of Baiji area controlled fully, noting that the forces of the Iraqi army and the popular crowd present in the area to protect Alauaúl.oukal Committee Vice Chairman Khalid Khazraji for “Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network”: “The warnings by some officials in the province of the seriousness of the security situation in the farm area and Base Speicher exaggerated”.

He Khazraji “The forces of the Iraqi army and the popular crowd would protect the farm area of ​​Baiji and Nothingness any threat to the population of families in the region,” adding that “the vicinity of the region is witnessing a continuous military operations against Daash gangs.”

In the meantime, said a security source in Salahuddin province, on Saturday, that the ten elements of “Daash” including a senior militant leader killed in clashes south of Tikrit. The source said in a press interview: “The armed clashes broke out between security forces supported by the popular crowd and elements” Daash “in the Thar Thar area southwest of Samarra, killing 10 of the terrorist elements.” He added the source, who asked not to be named, said: ” Among the dead leader of the “Daash” called “Hamid Allawi Khaz’al” so-called master breaker bizarre official. “

Iran general in Iraq ‘whenever we need’, says militia chief


Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani has advised Iraqi forces in multiple operations against IS


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Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani has advised Iraqi forces …

Al-Alam (Iraq) (AFP) – Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s top officer responsible for foreign operations, provides assistance in Iraq “whenever we need him,” Hadi al-Ameri, the commander of the Badr militia, said on Sunday.

“He was giving very good advice. The battle ended now, and he returned to his operations headquarters,” Ameri told journalists close to the Al-Alam area north of Baghdad.

He was apparently referring to the battle to retake the nearby city of Tikrit from the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group, which began earlier this month and has since become a siege.

“Qassem Soleimani is here whenever we need him,” said Ameri, whose Badr militia is a powerful Iranian-backed force in the fight against IS.

Ameri’s remarks are a sign of the important role Soleimani plays in military operations against IS in Iraq and the influence Tehran wields here, both much to Washington’s chagrin.

Soleimani has advised Iraqi forces in multiple operations against IS, which led a major offensive last June that overran large areas north and west of Baghdad.

In doing so, he and other Iranian advisers provide the kind of forward support during operations that US President Barack Obama has yet to authorise American forces to undertake.

Soleimani has played an increasingly public and open role in the fight against IS, a major change for a man who was once known as the elusive operative leading Iranian efforts against the US in Iraq.

Now, his face is widely known, pictures of him are shared on social media, and he has even been the topic of music videos.

CIA: “Daash” became weak

5:57: 03/22/2015

Khandan – announced the CIA CIA Director John Brennan, the organization “Daash” terrorist became weak in Iraq and Syria, and that the organization does not progress as it was before.

Brennan said in a press statement American TV channel: “It is clear that the momentum of the organization Daash inside Syria and Iraq have been weakened, were also shut down the organization. It is therefore not progressing as it was months ago.”

He and CIA Director Brennan, “some progress through our work with the Iraqis, and the efforts of Iraqis to repel Daash.”

The arrival of military reinforcements to Tikrit cleared in preparation for the final of Daash

  • Agency eighth day
  • March 22, 2015, 13:25

BAGHDAD – ((eighth day))
An official source in the leadership of Salahuddin operations, on Sunday, the arrival of military reinforcements to the outskirts of the city of Tikrit.

The source added, “These enhancements will enable the security forces to crack down on militants organize” Daash prelude to the storming of the city.

And stopped storming Tikrit operations, early last week, waiting for reinforcements, according to field leaders, while Interior Minister Mohammed Ghaban, “The security forces are working to secure an exit for civilians,” he said, adding that “the preservation of the lives of fighters from the priorities of the liberation of the city plan.”

Continues Army Air strikes described Palmatherh strongholds “Daash” within the city, while Washington confirmed that the Iraqi government did not ask for support in Tikrit battles.

Baghdad send funds to Erbil, Kurdistan is preparing to distribute the salaries of its employees Tuesday

Author: HH, RA
Editor: AB, HH 03.22.2015 3:06 p.m.

Long-Presse / Sulaymaniyah
The Ministry of Finance and Economy in the government of Iraq’s Kurdistan region, on Sunday, that it has completed all preparations for the arrival of the amount of money that Baghdad has decided to send it to Arbil on Monday,

while confirming that the employees’ salaries will be distributed the day after tomorrow, Tuesday.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Finance Ahmed Abdel Rahman, in a press statement carried by Kurdish sites and followed up (range Press), “The preparations have been completed for the arrival of the amount of money to the Kurdistan region on Monday,

” noting that it “will be in on Tuesday to begin the distribution of salaries to the Security Council, and the Directorate of General Asaish, driving Zervani Peshmerga forces. ”

He said Abdul Rahman, that “we must know the amount of the amount due and the arrival on Monday, to be announced at a later ministries that will be the distribution of salaries to its employees.”

The Iraqi Oil Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi confirmed, Saturday, (March 21, 2015), the continuation of the talks with the Kurdistan region on the oil agreement, and pointed out that the province intends to increase its exports and delivered mostly to the central government, with the expected arrival of Iraq’s exports during the current month to three million barrels a day.

The Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari said, in (19 March 2015), the government’s readiness delivery Kurdish government authorities a new batch of budget dues in the coming days, as attributed reasons “financial more as a political”, he stressed the importance of the agreement between the parties in strengthening the bonds of relationship between being a “comprehensive and mean a lot” to both.

The head of the Iraqi Council of Ministers, Haider al-Abadi, affirmed, in (the 16th of February 2015), that Iraq faces many challenges including the decline in oil prices and their impact on the budget and the security challenge, and stressed the need for concerted efforts to liberate the city of Mosul and the rest areas in coordination between Baghdad and Erbil,

While the government is committed to resolving the problems with the Kurdistan region in accordance with the Constitution
, the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Barzani stressed the keenness of the region to communicate with Baghdad to solve all the problems.

It is noteworthy that the President Fuad Masum, the head of the government, Haider al-Abadi, affirmed in (the 16th of March current), the importance of the arrival of the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government to necessary for the implementation of the recent oil agreement between the two mechanisms.

It is noteworthy that the Federal Cabinet decided, in (the second of December 2014 the past), the approval of the oil agreement between Baghdad and Erbil, and after reaching the Kurdish delegation headed by President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Barzani, with the Iraqi government to an agreement on the region’s share in the budget and export oil.

The Finance Committee in Kurdistan Parliament, announced on Sunday, for the imminent arrival of the Turkish financial loan to the region, and while confirming that he will be assigned to give the region the staff to thank January salaries, pointed out that the best solution would be to pay half of the salary in dollars and the other half dinar.

The Turkish government has decided to grant a loan to the Kurdistan region to $ 500 million, after a recent visit to the Kurdistan government delegation to Turkey.

The head of the Kurdistan Regional Government Nechirvan Barzani, said in (February 23, 2015), he brought with him from Turkey during the recent visit of $ 500 million to pay the salaries of the staff of the Kurdistan region.

The central bank announced in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, in the 26th of February 2015, for the arrival of 250 billion dinars from the central government to Arbil, while the Ministry of Finance in the region confirmed that the employees’ salaries will be distributed early next week.

He revealed KRG President Barzani revealed, in the (February 16, 2015), for the Baghdad to pay salaries to its employees every 40 days, and confirmed that the central government “bankrupt” and undergoing a financial crisis,

and said that the right of the region cut off oil exports in the event of non-receipt of allowances agreed, as pointed out that the agreement provides for sending more than one trillion dinars from Baghdad to Arbil.

The head of the Kurdistan Regional Government Nechirvan Barzani, in (January 28, 2015), that there is a misunderstanding with the central government on the export of oil, and pointed out that the region will not issue more than the agreed amount,

and as pointed out that Kurdistan is facing the biggest financial problem, he stressed that the government is obliged to take special measures to address them.

Agreed KRG parliament Government of the Territory, in the first of March, 2015, to continue efforts to divert the region’s share of the budget, and coordination for the formulation of strategic plans to address the financial crisis and the provision of staff salaries,

and publish weekly information on the percentage of the production and export of oil, and the processing of all files and the current problems in the Kurdistan region in the legal framework.

It is noteworthy that several cities in the Kurdistan region, especially Sulaymaniyah, (364 km northeast of Baghdad), and Erbil, witnessed during the last period, staff demonstrations to protest the delay in payment of salaries, three months.

It is noteworthy that the former head of the federal government, Nouri al-Maliki, cut the region’s budget, and the salaries of its employees, since last February 2014, due to differences between the parties on the oil file.

Agreed the central and Kurdistan governments in the (second from December 2014), to allocate a portion of the federal allocations of Iraqi ground forces to the Peshmerga forces, and delivery of the Kurdistan Regional Government, 250 thousand barrels of oil per day in addition to the export of Iraq 300 thousand barrels per day of Kirkuk.

With the agreement also included the granting trillion and 200 billion dinars for the Peshmerga forces and the allocation of a percentage of the budget of the Ministry of Defense have.…B1%D8%AF%D8%B3

Najib stresses the need to bridge the budget deficit to activate the private sector


الأحد 22 مارس 2015 | 10:59 صباحا
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BAGHDAD / … confirmed a member of the parliamentary finance committee for the coalition of Kurdish blocs Najiba Najib, Sunday, the necessity of activating the private sector and rely on economic sectors and activities in order to bridge the budget deficit in 2015.

She explained Najib’s “Eye Iraq News” that “should legislation retirement Workers Act to encourage and activate the private sector and the exploitation of resources and facilities available to the Iraqis and to rely on economic sectors and activities other than oil such as industry, agriculture and tourism,” indicating that “the investment expenditure should not rely on the budget, but invested through the private sector. “

She stressed the need to “fight against financial and administrative corruption in government departments,” claim that “there are serious will be in decision-making in the privatization of enterprises and the removal of barriers to investment projects and the distribution of capital to the outside.”

She continued, “One of the ways to address the budget deficit is the export of oil in larger quantities and increase domestic production in the southern oil fields and the center and the Kurdistan Regional Government.” Ended

Major Project Announcements ‘Imminent’

Major Project Announcements ‘Imminent’By John Lee.

Several major project announcements are expected shortly in Diwaniyah, according to a report fromConstructionWeekOnline.

These including projects attached to the $1.35bn Al-Diwaniyah International Commercial Airport (pictured), which is to be built by Kuwait’s Al-Nasriyah Company, and is due to be completed by the end of 2017.

Other projects include a $210-million cement plant, and five other investment contracts worth around $250 million.

The deputy chairman of the Al-Diwaniyah Investment Commission, Hussein Al-Yassiri, is quoted as saying:

“We are also preparing the designs for an industrial zone. Our previous projects concentrated on services but the planned projects for this year are devoted to industry, trade and development. Besides the airport, they could exceed $1 billion.”

(Source: ConstructionWeekOnline)

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