Abadi: we look forward to a new year in great victory and the expulsion of the ring Daesh from Iraq

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{Baghdad: Euphrates News} congratulated Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Saturday the Iraqi people on the occasion of the Islamic New Year and the anniversary of the Prophet’s migration honest, expressing the hope that this year be the year of great victory full restoration of Iraqi territory.

A statement from the Prime Minister ” on the occasion of the Islamic New Year and the anniversary of the Prophet ‘s migration honorable advance for our people decent fighters Champions my best wishes and congratulations.” 

He added , ” We look forward to this year be the year of the great victory , the entire Iraqi territory and the liberation of Mosul and the expulsion of the ring Daesh from Iraq forever , restore, and all general and Iraq and its people is fine. ”



Iranian official: Nechirvan Barzani to visit Tehran next week

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official at the Iranian Foreign Ministry, revealed the intention of the President of Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani and President of the Kurdistan Regional Government Nechirvan Barzaneziarh Tehran next week as part of efforts to develop relations between the province and Iran.

According to the Iranian official , who was not named press statement, he said that ” the two presidents will visit Tehran for two days 12 and 13 of the month of October of this.” 

And will discuss the two senior officials in the province during the visit , according to the Iranian official with Iranian officials bilateral relations and a number of economic, political and security matters and the fight against terrorism . ” . 

“as the two sides would talk about the efforts of Iraq and Iran in the field of counter – terrorism, especially Daesh terror and the battle to liberate Mosul gangs.”


Urgent government crashes .. office hours tomorrow to head the Islamic New Year, and on Wednesday, the tenth of Muharram

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Twilight News / General Secretariat of the Iraqi Council of Ministers announced on Saturday that on Sunday a public holiday on the occasion of the first of Muharram,
The Secretariat said in a statement, the Islamic New Year holiday is on Sunday, 10.02.2016, albeit holiday on the tenth of Muharram will be on Wednesday 10.12.2016.
The supreme authority of the Office of the Shiites in Iraq, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has declared that the day after tomorrow is the first day of the month of Muharram, while the Sunni Endowment announced on Sunday is the first day of the month.


Abadi announced soft loans to create jobs initiative



By Hussein Zangana two hours ago
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Haider al-Abadi

Roudao – Erbil

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider alAbadi, on Saturday, launching an initiative to concessional loans, in order tocreate jobs, and an amendment in 2017 to grant employees leave for a fiveyear budget law.

This came in a speech Abadi during the first Scientific Conference for Research and Studies, held by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in the Green Zone in Baghdad.

Ebadi said: “We launched the largest initiative of soft loans for young people to build provide jobs for them projects and help development in spite of the financial challenge that is passing through the state,” adding that “Iraq is a rich country with scientists and researchers and competencies and this move is an attempt to serve the slides that deserve attention and care,” without mentioning the size of the loan and the interest rate.

During the call, Abadi for “loss of Iraq’s $ 35 billion during the war to organize Daesh” revealed, calling for a “control of public spending into account the circumstances of the country, especially with the decline in oil prices.”

Also he stated that his Government had launched a “an amendment to the budget bill to give employees who want a long vacation for five years while retaining the nominal salary and pension rights in order to stimulate the private sector and reduce poverty and increase employment opportunities in the country.”

On September 6 / last September, Abadi announced discuss his government’s five-year grant employees paid leave my name completely, calculated for the purposes of retirement, noting that he had proposed to grant staff in decades amount financially and allow them to create their own projects.

Focused five-year plan launched by the Iraqi government from 2013 – 2017, which, on the promotion of the private sector and stimulate investments, and targeted access to the unemployment rate of around 6% until 2017, but has not achieved its objectives, given the variables in oil prices.


Differences on the US budget restrict the recovery of the Iraqi economy plans


Iraq thwarted plans to raise two billion dollars from the global debt markets this week to fill the budget caused by lower oil prices gap after the US Congress refused to guarantee half the value of the bonds.

Iraq had said it is seeking to issue bonds worth one billion US dollars guaranteed in full in order to reduce debt costs before other bonds issued one billion dollars as part of the 2017 budget, which enjoys the support of the International Monetary Fund.

These funds will complement the agreement with the International Monetary Fund for a loan worth $ 5.34 billion over three years, which the Fund has agreed in July in exchange for economic reforms. Baghdad hopes that the agreement opens the door to get more than $ 12 billion in additional aid from other sources such as the World Bank and the Group of Seven major industrial countries.

Western allies acknowledged the importance of the need to protect the fragile economy of one of the most important Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries members (OPEC) from collapse, which could threaten to undermine the military gains made by the Iraqi forces and the international coalition led by the United States to organize Daesh. These forces seek to regain control of the city of Mosul, a stronghold for militants later this month.

US President Barack Obama’s administration requested that the guarantee granted under the “Extended Resolution” -oho temporary legislation allowing the US government to continue its work until the approval of the more permanent decisions regarding Balanvaq- but is not responding to this request in the final version passed by Congress on Wednesday.

Lawmakers said they sought to remove the side issues outside the spending bill to ensure into force before the start of the new fiscal year, which begins on Saturday.

He said the appearance in favor of a financial advisor to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, which has had a close role in the issue of bonds and another source familiar with the matter told Reuters that Republicans in Congress caused the failure to grant security for the bonds, but did not mention further details.

And it has a Republican majority in both the House and Senate, but it was unclear if they have a specific objection to pump more money for Iraq, which has already received billions of dollars from Washington in the form of economic and humanitarian military aid since the invasion led by the United States in 2003.

And feel a lot of members of Congress frustrated by the Iraqi government. They fear that the United States sent a lot of money to Baghdad without achieving sufficient results due to corruption and inefficiency.

Is still possible grant of security to the Iraqi debt securities in the spending bill must be passed to allow the government the freedom to work after the ninth of December, the day on which the application expires temporary spending bill.

And it includes the latest draft of the proposed budget for Iraq for 2017 forecast of expenditure 90.224 trillion Iraqi dinars ($ 77.6 billion) and a deficit of about 12 trillion dinars.



The central bank intends mechanism for the distribution of areas of Baghdad on private banks to put reconstruction



Harithiya area west of the capital Baghdad Imaging (Mahmoud Raouf)

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Editor: BK, HH 1/10/2016 14:48 Number ofViews: 533


Long-Presse / Baghdad

Iraqi Central Bank announced on Saturday his intention special mechanism for the distribution of reconstruction projects and rehabilitation of Rasheed Street and public squares in Baghdad on private banks setting, with private banks association confirmed that the designs that will prepare the Iraqi advisory group in coordination with the secretariat of Baghdad, pointed out that its members agreed to continue the reconstruction of other areas in the capital in stages.

The Director-General of the issuance of Closets in central bank Ihsan Shomran, in an interview to the (long-Presse), “The 20 private banks have responded to the initiative of the Iraqi Central Bank and founder of the Glocal (LUGAL) for Iraqi reconstruction and rehabilitation of Rasheed Street and public squares in Baghdad,” noting that ” Naseer Shamma propose this idea during a ceremony to mark a century since the opening of the Al-Rashid Street, organized by the Central Bank. “

He Shomran, that “the 20 banks responded to the initiative in the hope of increasing the number soon,” adding that “each bank of which will ensure the rehabilitation of one of the squares of the capital under a special mechanism be established by the bank to distribute them by lottery, in coordination with the secretariat of Baghdad to take into account the aesthetic and critical style reconstruction.”

For his part, Executive Director of the Association of Banks of civil Ali Muwaffaq, said in an interview to the (long-Presse), “The initiative comes as part of Take Baghdad project, which will be launched during October now the month, with the support of the Central Bank and the Association of banks, to restore the aesthetic of the capital.”

He said Muwaffaq, that “the project will start from Al-Rashid Street that a joint private banks provide for financing the rehabilitation part of it before moving on public squares,” revealing “private banks agreement to continue the reconstruction of Baghdad and other areas in a phased manner.”

He said Muwaffaq, that “banks will implement designs on squares according to the specifications to be developed by Makiya Group, a consultative body comprising the Iraqis the best architects in coordination with the secretariat of Baghdad.”

The central bank announced on Wednesday (September 28 2016), more than 20 private banks to call included the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Rasheed Street response in addition to the 20 public square in Baghdad, returned to such initiatives give a positive impression and contribute to the deepening of the spirit of citizenship, in while he stressed the importance of social responsibility for the banking sector, he explained that work was underway on the launch of the project (Take a Baghdad) for the implementation of large projects that backs capital, as befits its status and depth of civilization.


Sistani’s office announce Monday the first day of the month of Muharram



Supreme religious authority, Ali al-Sistani


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 Long-Presse / Baghdad

Declared the supreme religious authority Ali Sistani’s office on Saturday, the day after tomorrow, Monday will be the first day of the month of Muharram.

A statement by the Office of the highest religious authority, al-Sistani, received a (long-Presse), a copy of it, that “the day after the Monday (3 October 2016), is the first of the month of Muharram of the year 1438 AH.”

The statement stressed that “on Sunday is supplementing the month of Dhu al-Hijjah no man’s land.”

The Shiite Muslims in Iraq has renewed a year later (2003), the commemoration of Ashura on the tenth of the month of Muharram every year, after it barred the former regime of revival, Ashura is one of the largest religious events among Shiites, as they revive the memory of the death of Imam Hussein bin Ali bin Abi Talib, in Karbala, in an atmosphere clouded with grief, where blacks and raise flags, central councils, which tells the tragic biography of the event.


Masum receives a message from Obama and the latter confirms the standing of his country, along with Iraq



Since 10/01/2016 13:37 pm (Baghdad time)

Baghdad balances News

He received the President Fuad Masum, Saturday, a letter from his US counterpart Barack Obama, as he emphasized the last parking United States, along with Iraq to build a better future.

The presidency said in a statement received / balances News / copy of it, “the president Fuad Masum, received today a message of thanks from his US counterpart Barack Obama, an answer to congratulate him infallible president to mark the 240 anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America.”

According to the text message, “Thank you for your gracious congratulatory message on the occasion of the 240 anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America.”

He said the US president, “As we commemorate this occasion, we realize more than ever that what unites us together as a nation, and also brings us together with our allies and friends in the whole world and all of us and valued regardless of Tbaanatena with them.”

He continued, “The United States was founded on the principles of freedom, pluralism and the rule of law and civil liberties,” persisting “as builders of our nation realized the value of a year to recall the sense of this day to renew our commitment to democratic values.”

And between, the “One look at the past events of the near and long term, invites us to remember the belief that optimism Firm and faith in progress and perseverance are critical factors in achieving our goals,” stressing that “the people of the United States stands by your side and works with you to build a better future for all of us,” .anthy 29 / a 43


Abadi between lunch and dinner .. Hakim Barzani’s visit draw a new political map in Iraq

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Twilight News / she was not the Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani the night in Baghdad , which cut off all had years ago because of sharp differences with former Prime Minister Nuri al -Maliki, although he had spent a portion of his youth the early sixties of the last century, and has mastered the Arabic language in schools.
Barzani who arrived in Baghdad on Thursday morning began his meetings with Prime Minister Haider al – Abadi, who eat at his table lunch to conclude the dinner with the Islamic Supreme Council leader Ammar al – Hakim, attended by leaders of the National Alliance ,none of which are close to the leader of a coalition of law Nuri al – Maliki.

Between lunch and dinner Abadi al – Hakim , met with Barzani , President of the Republic Fuad Masum , the political body of the Sadrist movement, representatives of the national coalition led by Iyad Allawi. In return, avoid Barzani to meet with Parliament Speaker Salim al – Jubouri, against the backdrop of the dismissal of Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari, and the leader of a coalition of state law , Nuri al – Maliki.
The leader of a coalition Osama Najafi “united” According to what reported by the “Middle East” a source close to him was , “Barzani met the margin call lunch hosted by al – Abadi in honor of Barzani and his accompanying delegation. ”
he said a close associate of al – Nujaifi source that the latter called on Barzani to attend Abadi that dined with him but Barzani told Najafi that he would not dined only in Osama Najafi house in Mosul after its liberation, which made three leaders Iehdon themselves to work together for the Liberation of Mosul as quickly as possible.
in spite of the official character of the visit apparent, where Barzani ‘s keenness to be his meetings with various parties and political forces in Baghdad with the participation of all themembers of his accompanying the Kurdish delegation , which includes opponents him inside Kurdistan region, the understandings reached with Barzani Abadi, even in the formal context ,which represents participants with other Kurdish forces , particularly the issue of the region staff and agreeing oil salaries and other contentious issues between Baghdad and Erbil, pour in the end, as did a senior leader of the Sadrist Prince Kanani, in strengthening thefoundations of the new agreements are on the horizon.

In a joint press conference held by al – Abadi and Barzani parties sent positive messages to both.
While Abadi announced his support of the central government in Iraq .. and we support political stability in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.
The Barzani went this time to what is beyond that while mortgage independence of theKurdistan Region, which is issue fateful for him personally and for the Kurds, ” the Baghdad approval” is a new and decisive turning point in the speech Barzani, who often consider to Baghdad as a radical speech.
while the national coalition leader Iyad Allawi seems more eager to build a new political alliance collections with the Kurdistan Democratic party led by Barzani and Sadrist movement led by Muqtada al – Sadr and the Supreme Council headed by Ammar al – Hakim, which was dedicated during a meeting of national coalition delegation, with the head of the Kurdistan region in Baghdad in the absence of Allawi because he was out of Iraq, both leaders in theSadrist Prince Kanani and the Supreme Council Fadi al – Shammari, order to avoid mentioning understandings or new alliances are clearly with the universal recognition of theexistence of alignments and new map.
Kanani, a member of the political body of the Sadrist movement who participated in themeeting with Barzani , part of a delegation of the political body, said the Sadrists had from thebeginning believed that the rupture with the Kurds is incorrect , a what expressed Barzani satisfaction, as confirmed to us that he always felt that the relationship with the Sadrists more smoothly, and that he can communicate with them constantly keen on this relationship. ”
and that Barzani was willing to meet with political leaders come from Najaf representative of Mr. Muqtada al – Sadr, but were formed Committee of the political body that met him, where we discussed many topics concerning the relationship between Baghdad and Erbil, as well as the situation within the region, and Talibnah solving its problems with its partners within theregion because it affects us in Baghdad, as well as discussed the outstanding issues such as oil and salaries and the battle of Mosul , which took ample space of debate .

Kanani said that “Barzani explained to us that he was suffering from the issue of increasing the displaced in the absence of assisting him revealing that he expects the displacement of more than 700 thousand people from Mosul to Kurdistan with the start of the fighting and this is a complex issue that is not understanding where with Baghdad.”

And about whether they discussed the map or the new alignments, Kanani said, “In fact what is being said about it is not new, as it almost a year ago is being talked about and alignments map, particularly those posed by al-Hakim in terms of cross-sectarian bloc, which is the issue of possible provided that It clarified many aspects, which are still vague for us. ”

As pointed out that it “did not discuss this matter with Barzani, because it is practically not possible , given that part of his entourage lineup does not belong to an atmosphere of new understandings, especially the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, there is an important issue we must take them into account, namely , that the electoral mood of the Iraqi citizen is still amood sectarian – ethnic but with that everything is possible for us with a clearer picture. ” in
turn, it seemed the leader of the Islamic Supreme Council of Fadi al – Shammari optimistic, explaining the « Middle East »atmosphere of the meeting , which brought Barzani with theleader Islamic Supreme Council Ammar al – Hakim, which lasted about four hours in thepresence of leaders of the National Alliance.
while he was calling wise to block cross-sectarian before leading the National Alliance, he according Shammari pointed to the importance of the meeting between Barzani and Hakim ,”which was the longest among all the meetings to break the deadlock in the relationship between Baghdad and Erbil, which is a very important issue in addition to the parties Astzkra historic Shiite alliance – Kurdish, and the importance of reviving again due to the sufferings of the common between the two parties over long decades. ”

Shammari said that “the battle of Mosul and the limits of the forces participating in the rejection of any foreign troops was one of the main axes in the dialogue as well as the potential displacement crisis,” noting that “who brought to our attention is that there is a new atmosphere in the relationship between the parties, since the messages we have received from Barzani is very important. ”

Furthermore, a close associate of al-Nujaifi source confirmed that the new air is clear and represents the pressure of each party on the other end papers, but no one tells you that we our understanding about this alliance, noting that just get meetings between Barzani and the parties that I mentioned, and not to his meeting with al-Maliki Salim al-Jubouri, means that the features of the next axis are already evident.

بين غداء العبادي وعشاء الحكيم.. زيارة بارزاني ترسم خارطة سياسية جديدة في العراق

American troops and aircraft, “Apache and Chinook” up to “Ein al-Assad” in preparation for the battle of Mosul



US artillery in Iraq


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Editor: AB, HH 01.10.2016 11:43 Number ofViews: 388




Long-Presse / Anbar

Command announced crowd forces popular in Anbar province on Saturday, the arrival of additional US troops and aircraft, “Apache and Chinook” to Ein al-Assad, western Anbar base, position the city of Ramadi (110 km west of Baghdad), in preparation for the battle to liberate the city of Mosul, while confirming the opening of the runway airplanes march at the base.

He said the intelligence director Brigade withstand the popular crowd in Haditha District submitted Nazim Aljughaifi in an interview (range Press), “The extra US troops arrived this morning, to the Ein al-Assad base of the hand-Baghdadi, (170 km west of Anbar), with the march of plane one type (water write) large size used for reconnaissance and bombing. “

He Aljughaifi, that “Al-Qaeda has also seen the opening of the runway for the plane journey and the arrival of helicopters, Apache and Chinook extra,” stressing that “these measures come in preparation for battles edit Mosul over the next few days.”

The US newspaper revealed, for Washington’s resolve to strengthen its forces in the Ain al-Assad base west of Ramadi city and provide them with systems of direct landings that allow the aircraft to the implementation of strikes around the clock, and pointed out that the Anbar province topped the attention of Washington, registered the highest rate of air strikes over the past three months, while suggested that the rate of decline of attention to Anbar with a higher focus on the battle of Mosul ratios.

And seized organization (Daesh) on Mosul, Nineveh province in (the tenth of June 2014), before extending his terrorist activities for many other areas of Iraq and is committed where “many violations” promised local and global points of “crimes against humanity and genocide.”