Parliamentary Finance is to ensure the benefits of the Peshmerga in Kirkuk in 2017 budget

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Sunday 21 August 2016 21:01

Alsumaria/ Baghdad
Parliamentary Finance Committee promised on Sunday to ensure the benefits of the Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk province, the fiscal budget for the next year in 2017 at the request of the administration of the province, saying it seeks to include those with the Peshmerga victims of the privileges granted to the families of the victims of the Iraqi security forces.
Committee Chairman Mohammed Halbusi during a press conference held today on the sidelines of a visit he made to Kirkuk, accompanied by a number of members of the Committee, and attended by Alsumaria News, “The visit represents an initial step, to conduct further visits to Basra and Nasiriyah, Salahuddin and other provinces to assess the financial needs for inclusion in the budget next year after approval by the government. “
Halbusi said that “listening to the needs of the provinces is an important step and Kirkuk demanded the inclusion of the Peshmerga forces of financial receivables, which are deducted from Kirkuk staff salaries as well as the launch of the budget in previous years and wait for the administration of the province in writing in an official letter to the government and the House of Representatives for discussion within the Council’s agenda.”
He continued that “the Finance Committee will work to ensure the benefits of the Peshmerga in Kirkuk within the next budget and the inclusion of the families of martyrs privileges that give Iraqi security forces.”
It is noteworthy that the governor of Kirkuk, Najm al-Din Karim stressed on more than one occasion, thwarting the Peshmerga forces to organize “Daesh” to target conservative schemes, and praised the “sacrifices” of those forces, which he said made Kirkuk “safer.”



Abadi is preparing to submit a list of candidates for the 20 independent body and three ministries vacant


Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi while attending a meeting of the cabinet reshuffle on Monday, (August 15, 2016).


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Is likely to provide the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, in the next session of the House of Representatives, 23 candidates to fill the remaining ministries and independent bodies that are managed mostly by proxy.

It is expected that the committee set up by the Council of Ministers and opened the nomination to fill the top positions in the state door, behind the candidates put forward the names of the bodies.

But the work of government committees, set up by the Prime Minister since the announcement last summer’s reforms, was marred by a lot of ambiguity, and pushed the political blocs for demanding disclosure of the names of the ring nearby and responsible for the government changes.

Confirms parliamentarians affiliated with the Prime Minister that the latter engaged in a dialogue that is the blocks before the final list of candidates for independent bodies. Some doubted the ability of al-Abadi to provide candidates bodies, especially that he has difficulty in completing his booth government.

The prime minister is still negotiating blocs on the submission of candidates for the three vacant ministerial portfolios, are internal, industry and trade, which did not enjoy the confidence of parliament candidate. In the meantime, the defense minister is facing the specter of impeachment against the backdrop of his failure to convince parliament Bojobth during the parliament session, which is preparing for a vote of confidence in him tomorrow, Tuesday’s session.

The Prime Minister said, during a press conference held at the Government Palace last week, said he will proceed with the next stage reform of independent bodies.

Abadi said, “we were asked to reform independent bodies before the reshuffle, but in my view they are different and that the time is not right at that point, because we do this amendment.”

It had been almost a year, since the form of the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, a committee to restructure the independent bodies, and then officials likely that restructuring means “indispensable” for dozens of staff in the independent bodies and the Council of Ministers.

It was supposed that the Committee, which was formed in August 2015 offering, its recommendations to the prime minister after only one month. Ebadi said the Office, in February, that the committee has completed its work shortly before, and put the job sites in the state standards.

MP says Messenger Abu Hasna, a member of State of Law bloc, said that “the prime minister candidates completed the 20-body names out of more than 30”.

He predicted Abu Hasna, through contact with the (range), said Abadi offers these names with the rest of the three candidates for the vacant ministries. He pointed out that “The Committee, set up by the government earlier, received a number of names and had to choose from.”

Confirms MP from the Dawa Party, he said “the parliament would need a period of more than a week to study the biographies of the candidates before voting on them.”

The political committee called “government commission balance” – abolished Abadi Alaoly- after the reform package received, the names of candidates for positions within the Cabinet agents work redistributing “special grades”, which are estimated at four thousand degrees.

And faced Committee, whose membership includes seven people from different blocks, most notably Rose Nuri Shaways, and Saleh al-Mutlaq, and on the Keywords, and Salman al-Jumaili, and Bahaa al-Araji, difficulties in resolving the dispute over the restructuring of the 32 high position among the chief of (the rank of minister) and Deputy Minister.

It was an intense rivalry revolves around winning bodies such as telecommunications, integrity, and the secretariat of the Council of Ministers. Some parties committee balance and called for the removal of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, the central bank, and the secretariat of Baghdad, and integrity, for “quotas”, stressing the need to search for independent candidates.

And accuses the parties within the National Alliance Dawa party acquired 17 independent body, which denies the party, stressing that the positions belonging to destinations within the “coalition of the rule of law.”

According to the political agreement, which was concluded by the blocks before the formation of a government-Abadi, the National Alliance’s share of the bodies of 15 compared to 11 staff distributed between the Sunnis and the Kurds, and the body is one of the Christian component, in addition to the three positions of Awqaf (Sna- Hiei- Christian and other components).

The Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, had issued orders appointment of a proxy, to label the memory Alloush curator of the capital Baghdad and the agency. Abadi Alaa al-Moussawi also instructed served as chair for the Shiite Endowment Agency, two of the stake Shahristani mass.

Khalid al-Attiyah was appointed, a member of al-Shahristani block, acting president of the Board of Hajj and Umrah, despite losing in the last parliamentary elections. Abadi and decided to put former deputy Hassan al-Yassiri acting president of the Commission on Public Integrity, a share Da’oh- Party-Iraq Organization.

Prime Minister and recently was assigned the post of Secretary General of the Council of Ministers to the Mahdi Keywords, and the presidency of the Iraqi Media Network, the leader of the state law on Alfalh. The Safa al-Din and Spring Communications Commission, and successful Amiri to the Martyrs Foundation, and on the Keywords, the central bank, and Sami al-Araji Investment Authority, who are all either from the Dawa Party or affiliates of Osath.

Conversely heads the Kurdish Serbest Mustafa Electoral Commission, he heads the Sunni Fiqh Council figures, a Sunni religious institution, the House of Wisdom, in addition to the Sunni Endowment.

And the Attorney Salem Amuslimawi, a member of a coalition of citizens, that “the time is appropriate now, after a cabinet reshuffle, to be rid of the file of independent bodies.”

It warns Amuslimawi, in an interview with the (range), the “management of these bodies acting survival, because it will be presented to the President is the inherent pressures of less degree than employees, as it will affect the work of the Commission.”

Hakim, leader of the coalition is likely that “the prime minister has talked with the political blocs to settle the matter before the candidates,” but he stressed the difficulty of passing the names if there was no discussion with various political forces.

Unlike Mslmaoa, confirms MP Abdul Razak al-Haidari, a member of the Badr bloc, said that “al-Abadi busy completing government Cab liberalization of Mosul.”

He denied al-Haidari, told the (range) yesterday, the existence of assurances from the Chief Minister “candidate list” of bodies at a hearing next Tuesday.

The parliamentary finance committee , headed by Mohammed al – Halbusi start schedule visits to provinces


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The parliamentary finance committee , headed by Mohammed alHalbusi start schedule visits to provinces


21-08-2016 10:11 PMEuphrates –

A source, said on Sunday that the parliamentary finance committee, headed by MP Mohammed Halbusi began her visits to the provinces agenda.

The source said in a statement to’lafrat news’, said MP Mohammad Alhablosa tour began in Kirkuk, met Bmhafezha and the president and members of the provincial council, were discussed the needs of the province’s priorities in the budget of 2017.
The source, who asked not to be named, said the two sides discussed the problems and needs and financial requirements to maintain the rudiments of exchange.
The source said, that Halbusi stressed the need to resolve outstanding problems and implement the oil accord in a transparent manner between the federal government and the region and support the maintenance of the security forces to continue fighting the Daesh.
The source noted, the two sides discussed ways to provide all necessary Naazhan particularly fast and to what Ienoh of the major difficulties for humanitarian needs and Living situation difficult.
The source, that the Finance Committee will complete its visits to the provinces of the other table in the coming days.

US general for servants are ready to provide everything you need for the continuation of Iraq’s victories

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arrived in the US Central Command , General Joseph Votal, to Baghdad and met upon his arrival at the Prime Minister Haider al – Abadi.

A statement by the prime minister ‘s office received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of it, that “During the meeting they discussed the latest campaign against Daesh gangs terrorist earned victories of the Iraqi forces and edit zones successively and preparations for the battle of Mosul and provide accessories in addition to the training and equipping of our armed forces.” 

The new Gen. Votal “his country ‘s support for Iraq and the government of al – Abadi in its war against terrorism and that the United States is ready to provide all Iraq needs for the continuation of his victories and the liberation of its territory.”

The delegation of Kurdish parties to visit Baghdad


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Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Sunday, revealed visit of a delegation from the Kurdish political parties, to the capital of Baghdad, on Monday.

Said Saadi Ahmed beer member of the political bureau of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, said in an interview I followed “Sky Press,” that “a delegation of Kurdish parties to participate in the House of Representatives will visit Baghdad on Monday, it has been the formation of a political council of the visit so that there is consensus and agreement between the Kurdish parties about all the files. “

He said Saadi Ahmed beer that “all political parties of Kurdistan to participate in this visit, the Kurdish delegation will visit the three presidencies in Iraq to discuss the current situation and the relations between the KRG and the federal government.”

Iraq Will Boost Oil Exports After Agreement on Kirkuk Fields


Iraq, OPEC’s second-biggest producer, will increase crude exports by about 5 percent in the next few days after an agreement to resume shipments from three oil fields in Kirkuk.

Shipments will increase by about 150,000 barrels a day as exports resume from the Baba Gorgor, Jambour and Khabbaz fields, Fouad Hussein, a member of the oil and energy committee of the Kirkuk provincial council, said by phone Sunday. The three oil fields are operated by the state-run Northern Oil Co. but their export pipeline is controlled by the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government.

The NOC halted exports from those fields in March due to a payment dispute with the KRG. Iraq’s new oil minister Jabbar al-Luaibi, on his first day in the job, said last week he saw ways to resolve the dispute with the self-governed Kurds, and Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi ordered the oil ministry to resume oil pumping into the pipeline.

Iraq has struggled to boost oil exports this year, with shipments from the northern part of the country hampered by the dispute with the KRG. Iraq’s exports were 3.71 million barrels a day in July, according to the International Energy Agency, including oil sold by the KRG. Calls to the KRG for comment weren’t answered and text messages weren’t immediately returned.

Pumping Operations

“Pumping operations started with test pumping at 70,000 barrels a day last Thursday and the Northern Oil Co. aims to boost it to its normal rate at 150,000 barrels a day this week,” Hussein said. “This is a good step and significant initiative to strengthen relations between KRG and the federal government.”

The Kurds generated $800 million a month from oil sales after deciding in June 2015 to export oil independently of the central government but revenue dropped later to about $400 million a month, due partly to lower crude prices. Benchmark Brent crude dropped 35 percent last year.

The Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline was exporting about 600,000 barrels a day of crude before the payment dispute, including 150,000 barrels from the NOC’s fields. It carried 457,000 barrels a day in July from KRG-operated fields, according to information on the KRG website. Exports in February and March were lower due to damage to a section of the pipeline in Turkey.

Kurds Control

Control of Kirkuk’s oil is split between the central government and the KRG. The Kurds control two oil fields in the province, Bai Hassan and Avana, which export about 150,000 barrels a day.

Iraq, the second-biggest producer in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, holds the world’s fifth-largest oil reserves. The drop in crude prices over the past two years has squeezed state revenue at the same time when the government waged a costly campaign against Islamic State militants, who have seized parts of northern Iraq. The country was producing 4.78 million barrels a day in July compared with 4.44 million at the end of last year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg and Iraq’s oil ministry.

Chairman of the Integrity Commission calls Abadi to accept his resignation



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The President of the Integrity Commission, Dr. Hassan al-Yassiri his resignation once again to the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi appealed to him to accept after it had been submitted early last July, he has rejected Abadi at the time, noting that his decision to wait to go to resign procedures but rather was the result of the repercussions of questioning of the Minister of Defense.

He Yasiri / balances News / he had appealed to the new prime minister to accept the resignation, pointing out that the wait was based on the repercussions of the issue to question the Minister of Defense, where the Commission has completed its procedures investigative case and referred their prioritization and records of investigative all the way to the investigative panel of judicial author of the Supreme Judicial Council .

Commission explained in a statement that among the reasons for Yasiri to proceed procedures resign now complete some things on top of the national anti-corruption strategy for the years draft (2016 – 2020), which made the body where the unremitting efforts culminated in the completion of the draft and forwarded to the Council of Ministers; with a view to approval, as well as to clarify the point of view of the body was of a paragraph to include (some or most) convicted of crimes of corruption amnesty law, highlighting the hidden aspects of unmet research in this law, and that could cause embarrassment for Iraq, not only at the local level, but on the level international too.

This comes at a time when issued the head of the Supreme Judicial Council, the Iraqi Judge Medhat al-Mahmoud, Sunday, will be commissioned by the deputy chief prosecutor with the task of monitoring device integrity issues and money laundering during the investigation and trial stages.

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Oil Minister: Private sector investment will occupy the first rank of our plan


One of Iraq’s oil export ports


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Oil Minister Jabbar defect, Sunday, that private sector investment will occupy the first orders of the ministry’s plan to develop the oil sector in the country.

Information Office of the Minister of Oil defect Jabbar said in a statement received (range Press), a copy of it, that “the oil minister Jabbar defect, confirmed that private sector investment will occupy the first orders of the ministry’s plan to develop the oil sector in the country.”

The statement quoted the minister as saying Jabbar defect, “The private sector has a priority in the process of development of the oil wealth in the country,” noting that “the global economic crisis and falling oil prices require open multiple channels in the process of developing the important sector in the country.”

The defect, that “among the priorities of the Ministry’s work plan in the coming phase is to open the way for the private sector to invest in the oil field in order to develop it and bring it to the desired goals through increased production and export of energy to the countries of the world would be reflected positively on the Iraqi economy.”

The oil minister Jabbar Laibi face, in the August 18, 2016, an increase of the production of petroleum products and reduce the proportion of imported into half and take advantage of international experiences with regard to the distribution and mobilization of petroleum products terminals “in form and substance,” and as he emphasized the need to improve local product of benzene because of its positive impact on the citizens, he pointed out the ministry has sought to work with specialized companies to expand the area of exploration for crude oil.


Baghdad discussed the budget in 2017 with the World Bank over the next week



The city of Baghdad


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Revealed Economists, on Sunday, for a meeting of Baghdad with the International Monetary Fund, in the 28th of this month to study the general budget for Iraq in 2017 and the extent of its commitment to the recommendations of the World Bank, as an enemy to those recommendations “are necessary and in the interest of the country,” deputy criticized the mass of Warka recommendations World Bank as “may serve the interests of foreign capital.”

He said economic expert on behalf of Jamil Antoine in an interview with (long-Presse), “A delegation from the Ministry of Finance and some specialists will hold a meeting with the International Monetary Fund, in the 28th of the current month,” noting that “the meeting will include a study of the general budget for Iraq for 2017”.

He said Antoine, “The meeting will discuss Iraq’s commitment to the recommendations of the World Bank which stipulated to lend to Iraq, which include activation of taxes and curb wastage and activating non-oil resources,” adding that “the talks will focus on the price of oil, which will be the budget is calculated according to him, should not be higher of rolling price in the market. “

For his part, economist Majid picture in an interview with (long-Presse), “The World Bank’s recommendations are necessary and in the interest of the country as calls to reduce operating expenses and not investment.”

The promise of the picture, that “resort to reduce special grades and protections starved general budget spending significant funds.”

In turn, he said a member of the House of Representatives on the mass of the Warka Joseph Salioh in an interview (range Press), “The World Bank recommendations and interfering in the work of the government and determine the budget, is a procedure that has been in the interest of foreign capital,” and accused the World Bank of “not taking into account the interests of the country.” .

It was the financial advisor to the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, revealed in the (16 August 2106), from the end of the Ministry of Finance to prepare the 2017 budget, and stressed submitted to the Cabinet for discussion during the month of September, while noting that its value would be about $ 82 billion at a price calculated $ 40 for a barrel of oil.

Legal representative: Abadi will provide the names of the bodies after the vacant ministries file


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{Baghdad} Euphrates News announced that a member of the parliamentary legal committee, Ibtisam al-Hilali, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, will present candidates Alhiaat own name after the completion of the vacant ministries file.
She said Hilali told {Euphrates News} Sunday that “Abadi busy now to discuss thepolitical blocs on providing figures for the completion of the ministerial cabin and filled the empty ministries , ” noting that he “did not reach an agreement on efficient figures for these positions.”
She stressed that “there are claims in continuously for the prime minister to fill Alhiaat “my own name , ” the agency instead. ”
and demanded Hilali” provided names fast time but far from the interference of thepolitical blocs and quotas partisan. ”
The news indicated that the Prime Minister will present a session next Tuesday {20} Personal candidates to take positions that are managed Acting either bodies or special grades “authenticity.”
the Prime Minister Haider al – Abadi, announced last Tuesday, during a cabinet session closely to provide “User heads of independent bodies.
the head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq Ammar al – Hakim said in more than one occasion the need for commitment political commitments in state -building and the completion of the State administration proxy file, noting that ” theGovernment of the wrong approach agencies will not appease or compromise on our project.
It was several parties and political blocs have rejected the appointment method acting government institutions, demanding an end to the administration acting in all joints Ath.anthy 1