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Ministerial Meeting of the Expanded Small Group of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL

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Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 19, 2016

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry and U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter will host foreign and defense ministers of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL in Washington D.C., on July 21, 2016, for the first joint ministerial of the Counter ISIL Coalition.

More than 40 members of the Coalition will assemble to review the campaign to date, and strategize how to further accelerate ISIL’s demise.

It will include a detailed discussion of priorities for the Coalition’s multiple lines of effort, including its working groups on political-military coordination, combatting foreign terrorist fighters, counterterrorist financing, counter-messaging, and stabilization of liberated areas, to increase the momentum of the campaign.

With the recent liberation of Fallujah and other parts of Anbar Province in Iraq, as well as the advances around Manbij in Syria, this is a key moment to continue to set core ISIL on a lasting, and irreversible, path to defeat.

The Coalition’s Small Group regularly meets to synchronize and enhance combined efforts to counter ISIL. The last meeting of Coalition foreign ministers took place in Rome, Italy, on February 2, 2016, and the last meeting of defense ministers took place in Brussels, Belgium, on February 11, 2016.

Iraqi official seeks more aid ahead of Mosul offensive



There is still Though no date for the long-awaited Government offensive to Retake the Mosul , Iraq ‘s foreign Minister by said Tuesday That a third round of international Assistance is urgently needed The to help Iraq Liberate its people from the Islamic ( Azan ) Software’s grip.

Addition to opening with In borders for Iraqi Refugees and military Providing Assistance, the international community must helpIraq stabilize the ground it wins back from the Islamic ( Azan ) Software, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari by said During a Washington visit.

“We ‘re need to Achieve victory in the Mosul , but we ‘ve shouldnt the prepare for the post-liberation Nera. Not only is this a national but an international Responsibility Responsibility to cut the range of time, start the third term of this campaign, and Consider how to Reconstruct the city, ” Mr. Jaafari-al by said.


Dozens of defense and foreign ministers will meet in Washington on Wednesday for a pledging conference, where 24 countries are expected to make financial commitments focused on humanitarian assistance, mine removal and stabilization programs.The Obama administration expects to raise at least $ 2 billion from governments around the world, according to the State Department.

United of Nations is The Preparing to make its Largest Humanitarian relief operation of the year to Provide shelter, sanitation, food and water for three to 12 months after the Mosul , Iraq ‘s second Largest city, is Liberated.

U..S. Analysts : private military and say Islamic ( Azan ) Software has over half the land it controlled in Iraq in recent months – Including Fallujah, Which was Recaptured last month. Now, Government forces have in Focused on the Mosul , a city controlled by vBulletin® the Islamic ( Azan ) Software for almost three years.

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Week Last, Iraqi Troops backed by vBulletin® US-led Airstrikes Recaptured the Qayara air base by just 40 miles south of theMosul . The base will be used as a staging ground for future operations.

That Recapturing know Leaders the Mosul will be a huge challenge The challenge, and That Stabilizing the northern city Afterward will not be easy, Either.

Mosul is home to a mixture of Sunni Arabs, Kurds, Turkmen and others. Mr. Jaafari-al by said the Iraqi Government will workTel hard to Ensure these differences do not breed more Turmoil in the city.

But before that, the government must reconstruct the city and bring back the 3.3 million Iraqis who have been displaced since the Islamic State began expanding its territory in the nation, according to the State Department.

“We can not ask the people to come back to their city while there are no hospitals or public schools for them. Basic services are On these That must be Provided, ” Mr. Jaafari-al by said.

Minister’s foreign The US visit comes less than a week after a Terrorist attack in Nice, France Killed 84 Civilians on Bastille Day, and two weeks after Terrorists Killed 36 people in the Istanbul airport. Mr. Jaafari-al by said conquering the ( Azan ) Software Islamic bastion in the Mosul will be a “global victory.”

Iraq is not only defending Itself, but defending the whole world,” he by said. “And the whole world shouldnt feel View a reputation beyond repute and by happy for the success Iraq has Had.”


Customs: 123 billion dinars fiscal revenue for the past two months


7/20/2016 0:00

 Baghdad , Tariq al – Araji  , was
able to General Customs Authority of obtaining 123 billion dinars financial income at the past two months after the activation of the tariff law. Said Director General of the Ministry of Finance Kazim Ali Abdullah in an interview with the «morning», show the Kurdistan region is fully prepared for the application of the tariff law after the training of its personnel to work its mechanisms, but he expressed regret that the body of privatization work in the customs ports because of red tape. The following is the text of the interview: the revenue accruing to the body  * How much is the value of the income earned after the application of the tariff law? .. Is there a rise compared with last year? Revenue rose dramatically, reaching in the month of June , 61 billion dinars, while revenues were Month in June of last year , 39 billion dinars, and in May of the same year , 29 billion dinars, as was the customs duty as income commensurate with the size of the goods involved, the more the import more value higher, rising drawing. But now equation is that despite the drop in goods entering the TTM customs rose , meaning that a good performance in terms of revenue and lower goods entering leads to another factor is «positive» , which ease the pressure on Iraq ‘s stockpile of foreign exchange reserves at the Central Bank of Iraq , which suffers from considerable pressure due to foreign currency sale for the purpose of import, and therefore must protect this balance, and thus forced the executive branch, to using his stock to cover the financial gap that arose due to lower global oil prices. this matter must be with him to maintain the financial balance of being a supporter of the Iraqi economy now, and it became too dangerous lack of control, as the low value of the goods eased pressure on inventories, and therefore the decline did not happen due to customs procedures, but because out large areas of Iraq from aggregate demand box which areas of military operations, has contributed to the reduction of demand, and the customs effects in the markets on according to the Ministry of planning, the note rise has not been large in market prices after the tariffs, the necessary and basic commodities, especially, and I think so far that all indicators confirm the positives of the application of the tariff with the recognition that management performance is not at the required level. Q : what is the difference between the total amount of revenue so far ,compared with last year? And what will contribute to revenue in budget support? Total revenue teams to the end of the month of May Report last year ‘s 0.225 billion and 789 million dinars, and this increase is the difference of the level of collections for 2015, noting that the tariffs applied during the month of January , but they executed the end of February past, because traders refrain from its application, but at the insistence of the government on its position, the tariff implemented, and I expect the contribution of the body within the budget, up to three percent in the case of the survival of imports at this level. coordination with the Kurdistan Regional Q : what is the extent of coordination with the Kurdistan region to activate the work of customs tariff law there? after applying the tariff at all border crossings with the exception of the provincial outlets, although this does not mean lack of coordination with the province in this direction, I visited the region at the invitation of the Ministry of Finance there, and discussed the subject, and they suffer from administrative problems in the training and qualification staff in the application of tariffs, and on this basis was the opening of training courses for their employees to be trained on the application, and I think that the region towards the application, but without setting a time limit for it. * is there a connection between the application of the tariff and the outstanding issues between the government and the province? application of provincial tariff is not linked files other, but it is affected by the sense that the customs file has nothing to do with other problems between the two sides, and perhaps on the contrary, it is what I have seen of colleagues in the Ministry of Finance, there is a desire in the application of the tariff, but there are administrative problems such as training of cadres and lack of application environment familiarity to relax and obtaining low rates, amounting to five percent, and actually this file is affected by the overall atmosphere in the relationship between the province and the center. * Organization checkpoints customs set up in several areas, was due to the non – application of the province tariff? customs checkpoint was set up under resolution 413 for the year 2015 and the purpose of achieving coordination between the customs duties on goods entering Iraq from different ports, was the creation of what is known as the holiday or the tax committee in a particular place, but the same economic system would lead to destabilization in the restructuring of the economy, and will head the movement of goods to the least ports fee and this is what actually happened Espana ports in the south threatened atrophied and that is can not be tolerated, and therefore , the department in the customs checkpoint audited papers goods entering. If it is less than the tariff , we demand that they repay and this process sometimes cause delaying the movement of trucks and an increase in the time of arrival of the goods to the main discharge zones , but this is an imperative in order to be maintained on the movement and flow of the entry of goods from all Iraq outlets. * the importance of activating the work to publish Alsonarat in the audit of customs and border points? deploy Sunarat at checkpoints and ports is « an order is very important», but its application goes through alleys and canals many ways and laws and regulations impede it, and the body with the interoperability and deployment of Sunarat especially with the lack of financial possibilities of the state to invest and therefore must resort to investment in this area of the private sector and we are working in this direction.for example, the body needed a piece of land allocated from the Real State yellowish area near the great to be set up prospective control after its presentation to the private sector to invest in, recalling the book Real State to the need to obtain the consent of both: urban planning, agriculture and the Directorate of roads, bridges and Antiquities and Tourism Authority of property claims, oil, electricity, water resources and the environment, in order to obtain the approval of these constituencies and there may be other departments, and therefore take a long time. In fact , there was an ambition to declare this point to invest in a week, but I was surprised that the book will prompt the body possibly to three months to announce it, as it includes the typical point scheme corridors of the goods that does not require inspection, and a conduit for those that require inspection, in addition to Sunarat, scales gantry and (K9) and all customs procedures, and in this book the Authority is obliged to send a group of employees to move on all departments to get approval and customization come and then must obtain an exception to the Council of Ministers the presentation of the investment. there ‘s another point, as the body went to announce the privatization of land ports, and told us that there is a model specific to be built by the border crossings Directorate and the subject has been delegated the Ministry of Interior of the building and furnishing of the agreement with the private sector, as the body went toward marine ports Fablgona that this land is owned by the Ministry of transport and must obtain approval or are based negotiate.


Canada to pledge up to $200 million to Iraq fundraising conference: sources


JULY 19, 2016 10:03

OTTAWA – Canada is to pledge up to $200 million in new money to help Iraq’s economy during a major conference in Washington on Wednesday.

Sources tell The Canadian Press that “up to” that amount will be pledged through the World Bank to help Iraq’s government implement economic reforms.

The Canadian pledge is over and above the $1.6 billion over three years that the Trudeau government announced in February as part of its reconfigured mission to battle the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Canada is co-hosting the event in Washington with the United States, Germany and Japan, in an attempt to raise funds to help battle ISIL in Iraq, stabilize its government and ease humanitarian suffering.

The U.S. State Department says extra money is urgently needed because the United Nations Iraq Humanitarian Response Plan of US$861 million is only 36 per cent funded.

Canada will also give more details on how $158 million of the previously announced $1.6 billion will be spent.

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