White House expresses confidence in the success of his plan in Iraq

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US strategy aims to train more Sunni fighters and their involvement in the fighting in the Sunni areas of western Iraq

The White House said he was confident of the success of his strategy in Iraq, which include the training of Iraqi security forces and the integration of Sunni fighters from tribes in the armed forces, in the fight against militants of the “Islamic state.”

The comments came after the approval of US President Barack Obama to send an additional 450 US military to Anbar province in Iraq, where he achieved the “Islamic State” a great success.

You will US forces opened the camp to help the Iraqi Army to integrate the Sunni tribes in the fighting, which is seen as an important element in getting state regulation of the predominantly Sunni areas of western Iraq.

The US Department of Defense (Pentagon) had said earlier on Wednesday that sending additional troops to Iraq would help speed up the training of Sunni tribal forces and equip and support the Iraqi security forces, efforts to restore the center of Ramadi, Fallujah.

The Pentagon said that the sending of additional troops to the air base in Anbar province, the progress is not a change in the US mission in Iraq, but will allow the increase of the training mission in general.

Reports from Washington indicate that additional troops will not take part in combat operations, but their role will focus on training and advice.


Washington is seeking to support the Iraqi forces and Sunni tribes to restore gray

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The United States decided Wednesday to send 450 more troops to Iraq to support the government troops in the Sunni province of Anbar, which recently dominated organization Islamic state on the major cities, Ramadi, which Washington is also seeking to mobilize their clans against extremist organization to drive them.

And it announced that the US Defense Department (Pentagon) said in a statement that the aim of sending the 450 in non-combat mission of extra troops, as is the case with the 3100 who preceded them to Iraq, is to assist “the Iraqi army and the forces of tribal in its fight to restore the gray and the porch of Fallujah.”

The statement said that this military unit composed of trained military personnel, fewer than a hundred, and accompanied by their mission to secure the support and protection of soldiers.
The unit will be stationed at the base of “progress,” the military located about 40 kilometers from Ramadi, is supposed to become fully operational “within six to eight weeks,” he said the Pentagon.

The unit comes eighth band of support in the Iraqi army, which were stationed in the “progress” after being expelled from gray to organize Islamic state in the wake of attacks over several months on the Al-Anbar province, a major Iraqi provinces.

US soldiers would be spared from the battles as they remain in the leadership of the eighth band centers.

But their presence near Ramadi is supposed to facilitate coordination between the Iraqi forces fighting Islamic state organization on the ground and between the coalition led by the United States and that its planes bombed from the air jihadists process.

According to US officials, the presence of these American soldiers in the base progress would be especially shorten the time needed to get the Iraqi forces on the air strikes that request.

The Pentagon announced after the fall of Ramadi that Iraqi forces left the city without a fight because it is thought that the fault of bad weather will prevent access to air support from the international coalition, attributing the reason for what happened to the problem in the communication within the Iraqi army.

But US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said after a week of so that “Iraqi forces have not shown a desire to fight.”

The second task for US military personnel who will be stationed at the base of the progress will be trying to build ties with the Sunni tribes to persuade them to participate in the fight against jihadist organization.

According to a Pentagon spokesman, this mission aims to “facilitate relations” between the Sunni tribes and militias on the one hand and between the Iraqi government dominated by Shiites on the other.

He added that the goal is to persuade more Sunnis to join the regular Iraqi army and later “find elements of the Sunni tribal militias, we can train them when conditions are right.”

In Iraq, there are currently about 3,100 US military, including more than 200 military adviser and 450 coaches distributed on four different military bases, in addition to the 800 troops mostly to secure protection for these coaches, as well as especially the US embassy in Baghdad.

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Profiles on banking sector reforms

6/11/2015 0:00

BAGHDAD – morning
eating researcher and economist Samir Alnasiri in his new book, titled “Iraqi banking sector challenges and strategic reforms” all the problems facing the banking sector in Iraq, where stop when most of the topics that will make significant advancement in this field.

The book, which was divided into 17 chapters accurately topics discussed very important, including strategic reform and development of the Iraqi banking sector according to the economic approach of the new government’s program,

and the involvement of the private banking sector in economic decision-one of the pillars of the government program industry, as well as the economic impacts of the general budget for 2015 on the implementation of the government program.

chapters of the book dealt with the rehabilitation and reform of the Iraqi banking system as well as the foundations of transformation for Islamic banking, the book
also included a series of workshops the project to delete the zeros of the Iraqi dinar

Is it a step in the right direction? Through the issue of the repercussions of the economic challenges down to the establishment of bank training and studies of the private banking sector of the Institute.

The book came at the conclusion of Chapter XVII, which dealt with the role of economic media in economic development and investment.


Statement by the Press Secretary on Additional U.S. Steps in the Counter-ISIL Effort

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release June 10, 2015

Statement by the Press Secretary on Additional U.S. Steps in the Counter-ISIL Effort
In furtherance of his comprehensive strategy to degrade and destroy the ISIL terrorist group, President Obama has approved additional actions to enhance the implementation of the counter-ISIL campaign.
To improve the capabilities and effectiveness of partners on the ground, the President authorized the deployment of up to 450 additional U.S. military personnel to train, advise, and assist Iraqi Security Forces at Taqaddum military base in eastern Anbar province. The President made this decision after a request from Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi and upon the recommendation of Secretary Carter and Chairman Dempsey, and with the unanimous support of his national security team. These new advisors will work to build capacity of Iraqi forces, including local tribal fighters, to improve their ability to plan, lead, and conduct operations against ISIL in eastern Anbar under the command of the Prime Minister. This effort will complement the ‎efforts of U.S. and coalition trainers at the four previously-established training sites in Al-Asad, Besmaya, Erbil, and Taji, where over 9,000 Iraqi troops have already been trained, with an additional 3,000 currently in training. These additional U.S. troops will not serve in a combat role and will augment the 3,100 U.S. troops who have already deployed to Iraq.
This train, advise, and assist mission builds on lessons learned during the past several months and is just one aspect of our commitment to support the Iraqi Security Forces. Toward this end, the President has also directed the expedited delivery of essential equipment and materiel in coordination with the central government to Iraqi forces, including Peshmerga and tribal fighters, operating under Iraqi command, to ensure that our partners have the equipment needed to effectively fight ISIL.
The President also approved a comprehensive approach to aid the Iraqi government’s efforts to support the people and communities living in areas newly liberated from ISIL. At the President’s direction, the United States has been working closely with the Iraqi government, the global counter-ISIL coalition, and the United Nations to develop a holistic framework to help the Iraqi government provide sustained security, services and assistance, and local governance among other key support. The United States fully supports the development of an international fund facilitated by the United Nations to help these communities across Iraq recover.
More broadly, we will continue our efforts to leverage all instruments of power to counter ISIL globally and most importantly, to protect the US Homeland. Thousands of foreign fighters – including Europeans and some Americans – have joined ISIL in Syria and Iraq. We remain concerned that these trained fighters will return to their home countries and carry out attacks and seek to inspire supporters to conduct attacks at home, and the President directed his national security team to intensify efforts with coalition partners to stem the flow of foreign fighters to and from Iraq and Syria.
The President also reaffirmed U.S. support for the efforts of Prime Minister Al-Abadi and other Iraqi leaders to build an inclusive and effective governance structure within which all of Iraq’s diverse communities feel that they have a say in determining the future of their country. In this regard, the U.S. will fully support the plan endorsed by the Council of Ministers on May 19 for the liberation of Anbar, as well as the Iraqi Government’s priority of de-centralization to empower local communities in line with the Iraqi Constitution. This “functional federalism” effort being pursued by the Iraqi government is integral to ensuring that ISIL – once defeated – can never again return to Iraqi soil.


Iraq Needs Political Reconciliation to Defeat ISIS, Parliament Speaker Says

Al-Jubouri Urges Compromise to Adopt Reforms
June 10, 2015

Iraq must achieve a political reconciliation among its long-divided religious and ethnic groups as a first step toward defeating the Islamic State (ISIS) extremists who control a third of the country, Iraq’s parliament speaker said at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Reconciliation will rely heavily on building police and military forces that those disparate communities can trust, said the speaker, Saleem al-Jubouri.

Al-Jubouri, one of the country’s most prominent Sunni Arab officials, said he hopes to have key legislation passed as early as next month to create a National Guard—a step backed by the U.S. government as an essential step to building confidence and loyalty to the Iraqi state among Sunnis.

As U.S. military trainers work to help Iraq’s army regroup and reverse ISIS’ advance of the past year, a critical part of any Iraqi offensive must be the establishment of inclusive and conciliatory governance in areas restored to state control, al-Jubouri said in a speech and question-and-answer session on June 8 during a visit to Washington for meetings at the White House and with leaders in Congress. The northwestern third of Iraq, seized by ISIS following its capture of the city of Mosul a year ago, is dominated by Sunni Arabs, who have fought for influence in Iraq with the ethnic Kurds of the northeast and the Shia Arabs who are the majority and dominate the south.

Al-Jubouri’s visit follows recent trips to Washington by other top Iraqi leaders, including Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and the president of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Massoud Barzani. Speaking at USIP events, al-Abadi and Barzani also called for cooperation among Iraq’s communities to confront ISIS.

In the battle against ISIS extremists, al-Jubouri said, many Sunni Iraqis have hesitated to fight the group, which particularly opposes Shia Islam, because they feel the militants may offer protection from a Shia-dominated government and Shia militias. The spread of ISIS in the Sunni northwest “is a result of the policy of exclusion… during the past few years,” al Jubouri said, speaking in Arabic with interpretation into English.

Sunnis in those areas felt unrepresented within Iraq’s security forces and thus unable to protect themselves, he said. ISIS’ growth also is “a natural result of the administrative and financial corruption that has spread to the military and other institutions of the state,” he told an audience of policy specialists, officials and journalists.

Still, “the situation in Iraq does not call for despair, despite the darkness of the scene,” al-Jubouri said. He thanked the United States and its allies for their help in the past year to confront ISIS, which he referred to by its Arabic-language acronym, Daesh. Iraq’s foreign allies “must multiply their military efforts in our country and increase their aid for the emerging democracy” in Iraq, he said. “There is no alternative but to go into this battle side by side… so that we will have no other terrorist organization grow from the ruins of Daesh to threaten our security and peace.”

At the center of a political reconciliation among Iraqis, “we must have a political reform and restructuring of the security institutions” based on professionalism and efficiency, rather than the current “system of ethnic and sectarian quotas,” al-Jubouri said. He stressed the need for more unified command structures in Iraq’s localities, saying the chaos of the military’s defeats in Mosul and Ramadi was caused largely by a lack of centralized command over pro-government forces.

A Key Step: A National Guard

Al-Jubouri’s presentation reflected the complications of creating a security architecture to underpin the Iraqi state. Al-Jubouri discussed his effort to have the Council of Representatives, or parliament, pass the National Guard bill. He noted that the original legislation aimed to reassure Sunni Arabs by creating Guard units that would be closely rooted and controlled from within their own governorates, or provinces. He said the proposal has been amended to put those units more under central government control, a change that worries Sunni Arabs.

Still, al-Jubouri said, he hopes to pass a bill as early as July. “The law for the National Guard will be the guarantee for the security of the governorates that are threatened,” he said.

And, al-Jubouri, noted, the most basic laws to complete the framing of the state also still need to be passed. “It is important also to approve the unified federal (court) law and to separate the powers of the state and maintain the independence of the judiciary,” he said.

To achieve a broad reconciliation, al-Jubouri called for closer cooperation with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, a Shia, who has sought to ease Sunni-Shia tensions since he took office in September.

In the project of reconciliation, we are partners with [Prime Minister al-Abadi]. – Iraqi Parliament Speaker Saleem al-Jubouri

“We work with him as partners,” said al-Jubouri. “He needs support and he also must take the initiative to implement agreements that have been concluded in the past” among the country’s Sunni, Shia and Kurdish communities. “Because delaying will create a feeling that there is no commitment… In the project of reconciliation, we are partners with him, and we will continue to cooperate with him to achieve it. It is not an easy project; it is not slogans. It is a practical project with commitments on both sides. So my evaluation of this project is (that) it is not up to the required level… not really convincing yet, for me… Definitely the matter requires efforts from everyone in order to achieve it.”

Al-Jubouri also commented that:

Political reforms and public security must be implemented in areas recovered from ISIS. “I put before you some principles that express a comprehensive project for reform … The first issue: We must think about the stability of the areas liberated from their seizure by Daesh, and we must offer a model through which we can motivate those who are still living under the control of Daesh in Nineveh and Anbar (governorates) so that they can do everything possible” to resist the extremist group, al-Jubouri said.

Any Sunni groups that confront ISIS must be assured of better protection than in the past.After Sunni tribes rose up against al-Qaeda in 2005, the Shia-dominated government of former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki put many of their fighters on trial for having formed illegal armed groups, al-Jubouri said. They “were charged with carrying weapons against the law; tried and detained.” Now, “if they confront Daesh, who is going to protect them from the state afterwards?… They are looking or someone who can stand by them, and the party they need most is the prime minister,” al-Abadi.

While Iraq should not create lasting militias outside the structure of the state military, such forces will be needed in the short term to defeat ISIS. “We must end all aspects of armed forces outside of the (official state) military,” al-Jubouri said. “Because these are a militarization of society… and an introduction to a totalitarian system and a return to our past that we do not want.” Still, he added: “We must arm the tribes. We cannot eliminate Daesh except with the local population, through coordination with the federal government.” While the United States and its allies are ready to supply weapons through the central government, it is essential “to have guarantees so that these weapons would reach the local population to confront Daesh,” he said. Sunni groups have complained that the Shia-led government has restricted their access to weapons in the past.

June 10, 2015

Finance Minister stresses on the grounds the 2016 budget balancing facto

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{Baghdad: Euphrates News} Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari stressed Wednesday the importance of being the 2016 budget, balancing the status quo with an emphasis on the need to strengthen the means of tax collection Pmaaamn optimize resources.
According to a statement of the ministry agency {Euphrates News} received a copy of it on that, “Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari presided Tuesday at the headquarters of the Office of the ministry held a meeting with the committee for preparation of the federal budget strategy for the years 2016-2018 was attended by the Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Adviser, agents and the Ministry of Electricity, health, agriculture and Omthleen for the ministries of defense, interior, higher education, education, trade and industry. “
He said Zebari, according to the statement to the importance of the 2016 budget, the de facto budget with an emphasis on the need to strengthen the means of tax collection Pmaaamn expand the resource with work on the introduction of modern systems in the preparation of the budget balancing to be more programs to be balancing the doors “.anthy

Pentagon: increase US troops in Iraq will help restore the gray axis of Fallujah

Editor Mohammed Shafiq – Wednesday June 10 2015 19:48
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He confirmed the US Department of Defense, “Pentagon”, Wednesday, that the increase in US forces in Iraqwill help to restore the gray axis of Fallujah .

“It quoted Reuters “for the Pentagon as saying,” The increase of US forces in Iraq will help the security forces and the restoration of the tribes in Ramadi, Fallujah axis “.

The ministry added that “the decision to increase the number of US troops in Iraq is not a change in mission, but adds another location for training.”

The White House earlier, it was announced on Wednesday that US President Barack Obama’s decision to send additional troops to Iraq came at the request of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, stressing that it will not participate combat tasks.

The US officials revealed on Wednesday, that President Barack Obama is going to agree to send hundreds of additional military trainers to Iraq, to help the Iraqi army on the face of the organization “Daash”.


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