Federal police announced cleanse the southern axis of the connector fully


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{Baghdad} Euphrates News security forces destroyed, all the defenses Daesh terrorist gangs, in the southern hub on the outskirts of the city of Mosul preparation for the storm and edited Daesh gangs.
He said the federal police chief, the team Raed Shakir Jawdat, said in a statement received by the agency {Euphrates News}, a copy of which was to “cleanse thesouthern axis area entirely, amounting to Alpha, and 850 square kilometers and destroy all the enemy defenses and get to the outskirts of Mosul, and an end toprepare phases and wait for orders to storm Mosul and the restoration of theairport and camp Ghazlani and progress towards the city center. ”
He pointed to the editor “10,815 families, and 11 Ava and 168 citizens from thegrip of terrorists and evacuated to safe areas and to provide humanitarian aid tothem , ” he said , adding that “we worked on the re – opening of schools, police stations and running water, electricity and infrastructure plants, as we finished Daesh the right of citizens of crimes, He turned the page and extermination camps , and the homes of the captives and mass graves. ”
He added, were “killed 951 terrorists and destroying 269 wheel bomb mechanism equipped with weapons and missiles, as well as the destruction of thousand and 700 pieces varied weapon and extruded wars and traps and mines and improvised explosive devices, and the destruction of 25 Al – bombing and 92 explosive belt 83 bicycle bomb and set the 36 – extruded equipped valley chemical” .anthy


Official: Iraq does not want any agreement to reduce OPEC production

History of edits:: 11.18.2016 19:13 

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senior government official said that Iraq Iraq does not want any agreement of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries [OPEC] if it would reduce production because they need money to cover the expenses of the war against Daesh, services and salaries.

According to Reuters , the official , who described Palmqrb of Prime Minister Haider al – Abadi said that “for OPEC to recognize the fact that Iraq must remain away from any agreement on reducing production because it is in the midst of a difficult war and needs every dollar to stay afloat.” 

OPEC members agreed in late September in Algiers to reduce the total oil production to between 32.5 million and 33 million barrels a day. 

The organization was producing a record high of 33.64 million barrels per day in October. 

He estimated Iraq ‘s oil production at 4.77 million barrels per day in October and says he will not reduce production again to less than 4.7 million barrels a day, said Falah al – Amiri Representative of Iraq to OPEC and the head of state oil marketing company SOMO national] It will not happen for OPEC or other. ” 

Iraq is making strenuous efforts to ensure that pay dues to oil companies rapidly as oil minister Jabbar Ali Allaibi gave priority to increasing production in the country. 

she said Jessica Brewer , an analyst specializing in the exploration for oil in the Middle East affairs have Wood Mackenzie, based in the United Kingdom . ” [Iraq] a countries the region that do not have large foreign reserves , so it will want to continue to expand its revenues. ” 

she added that while all or most of the production of the Middle East members of OPEC for the management of national oil companies subject only that Iraq is one of the few countries that depend on international oil companies in the majority of production .


Military leaders discussed a plan to break into the center of Mosul


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It examined the joint security forces on Friday stormed a mechanism to initiate the city of Mosul to release it from Daesh terrorist gangs.

A statement by the leadership of the Federal Police received / balances News / copy of it, that “the federal police captain Raed Shakir Jawdat, and the leader of the band 9 in the army team Qasim Nazzal, discussed preparations and the preparations necessary to begin the process of breaking into the city of Mosul, the restoration of the airport and Camp Ghazlani.”


The combined forces continues to advance in its military operations for the liberation of occupied residual of Nineveh province, of organizing terrorist Daesh of all axes agreed upon. is over 



OPEC near deal with Iran to receive a new offer


Friday 18-11-2016 | 6:46:37

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Twilight News ministers and sources familiar with / said on Friday that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) nears completion this month of the first agreement since 2008 to restrict oil production with the willingness of most members to show greater flexibility with Iran on the volume of production.

And Iran, the main stumbling block to the deal as Tehran wants exemptions as it seeks to regain its share of the oil market after the lifting of Western sanctions that were imposed in January.

Says its regional rival and the largest OPEC producers Saudi Arabia, Iran’s production reached the level of the peak and that he should not make major concessions to them.

He met a number of OPEC ministers, including Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih in Doha on Friday on the sidelines of a forum of gas, Iranian officials attended the meeting, however, Iranian Oil Minister Zanganeh Beijing did not take part.

An informed source told Reuters that OPEC members have suggested during the meeting to restrict Iran’s production at 3.92 million barrels per day.

Iran said earlier that she would accept the installation of production between four and 4.2 million barrels per day.

The Gulf OPEC sources said they want to restrict Iran produced between 3.6 and 3.7 million barrels per day, a level that is produced by the Islamic Republic currently, according to estimates by OPEC.

The source said that Tehran had not responded to the proposal yet.

He said Iran’s OPEC delegate who attended the talks on Friday he was optimistic that the organization will reach when it meets in Vienna officially on the thirtieth of November agreement.

He also said Falih said Friday’s meeting went well, but declined to go into further details.

If OPEC had reached an agreement on 30 November, they may get support from non-member producers, including Russia, which has promised to cooperate, but so far refrained from any uncertain undertaking.

He participated Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak at a meeting on Friday and said he believed that OPEC is close to reaching an agreement. Novak said that Russia is ready to participate and to curb its production for six months or more if an agreement was reached.

He added that more producers are not members of OPEC may be involved in such an agreement. The Minister of Energy of Azerbaijan on Friday it would send a delegation to hold consultations in Vienna later this month.

During a phone call .. Trump calls Abadi to visit Washington


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Search Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, by telephone with US President-elect Donald Trump, Friday, developments in the battle of Mosul and the war against Daesh, and broaden the relationship between the two countries.

A statement by the Office of Abadi, that “Abadi congratulated US President-elect Donald Trump win during a telephone conversation on Friday evening and expressed Iraq’s desire to expand horizons important relationship between the two countries.”

The statement added, that “it was reviewing the victories achieved by the Iraqi forces in their fight against Daesh terrorist gangs and the importance of unifying all efforts against the roots of terrorism and the ideology that feeds the sectarian polarization as Iraqis face a severe blow to Daesh through the liberalization of their land and are now in the process of eliminating terrorism and freeing the city of Mosul and troops now battling inside. “

The statement noted that “al-Abadi said the core of the changes that led to the cohesion and joint action among all Iraqis of all sects and nationalities to achieve these victories and focus on the fight against terrorism and the preservation of Iraqi sovereignty, and stay away from regional conflicts and live in peace.”

The statement stressed that “Trump hailed the victories achieved by Iraq and stressed the strong and growing support for Iraq,” explaining that “Trump told Abadi that Iraqis essential partners of the United States and you will find strong support and firm.”

According to the statement, the “Trump invited to Abadi, to meet with him in America.”



Iraq’s oil contracts make joining OPEC output cut more painful


By Ahmad Ghaddar and Ahmed Rasheed | LONDON/BAGHDAD

Iraq would have to compensate international oil companies for limits placed on their production, according to industry sources and documents seen by Reuters, further reducing the prospect it will join any OPEC deal to curb the group’s output.

The compensation – stipulated in contracts – would compound the financial hit of losing much-needed revenue from crude sales, if the cash-strapped country were to yield to OPEC entreaties to curtail national production.

OPEC member Iraq pays developers a fixed dollar-denominated fee for every barrel of oil produced in the south of the country – home to its biggest reserves – under technical service contracts agreed between the international firms and the state-owned South Oil Company (SOC).

“Immediately after (an) SOC notice of … production curtailment, the parties shall agree … a mechanism to promptly fully compensate (the) contractor as soon as possible,” according to an excerpt of the contract the ministry signed with BP in 2009 for the company to develop the 20-billion-barrel Rumaila field.

The compensation, according to the excerpt seen by Reuters, “may include, amongst other things, a revised field production schedule or an extension to the term or payment of all or part lost income to contractor”.

Britain’s BP declined to comment.

The same clause also applies to other fields covered by the technical service contracts in the south, including fields being developed by Anglo-Dutch firm Shell, U.S. major Exxon Mobil and Italy’s Eni, according to industry sources.

A Shell spokeswoman said it did not comment on contracts. Exxon declined to comment and Eni did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

A senior oil official with SOC told Reuters the country would not have to worry about curtailment clauses because it had no plans to limit production.

“On the contrary, we’re encouraging the foreign companies to raise production as much as they can,” said the official, who declined to be named as they are not authorized to speak publicly.


The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed in Algiers in late September to limit its collective output to 32.5-33 million barrels per day (bpd). The group’s production hit a record 33.64 million bpd in October.

Iraq has asked to be exempted from output curbs, arguing it is still trying to regain market share lost when sanctions were imposed in the 1990s during the Saddam Hussein era, and that it needs to keep up a costly battle against Islamic State.

“OPEC must submit to the fact that Iraq must stay away from any possible output cut deal because the country is in the middle of a tough war and every single dollar is needed to keep it standing on its feet,” a senior government official close to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told Reuters.

Iraq put its output at 4.77 million bpd in October and said it would not go back to below 4.7 million bpd.

“Not for OPEC, not for anybody else,” said Falah al-Amri, Iraq’s OPEC governor and head of the country’s state marketer SOMO.

There is, however, no certainty over how the discussions will play out at an OPEC meeting on Nov. 30.

As a consequence, the Iraqi oil ministry and oil companies will not be able to finalize their 2017 spending plans until after the meeting, to have enough clarity on what route Iraq will take on its near-term production ambitions, an industry source told Reuters.

Iraq has been making great efforts to ensure it pays its dues to oil firms promptly and oil minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi has made boosting production in the country a priority.

“[Iraq] is one of the countries in the region that doesn’t have large foreign reserves, so will want to continue to maximize its revenue,” said Jessica Brewer, Middle East upstream oil analyst at UK-based consultancy Wood Mackenzie.

She added that while most Middle Eastern OPEC members had all or most of their production operated by national oil companies, Iraq was one of the few that relied on international oil companies for the majority of its output.

(Writing by Ahmad Ghaddar; editing by Pravin Char and Jason Neely)



Iraq is ready to open a “flexible dialogue” with the United States to facilitate foreign investment


Vendor incense in ancient Shorja market in central Baghdad Imaging (Mahmoud Raouf)


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11.18.2016 16:33
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Long-Presse / Baghdad

Counting financial advisor to the prime minister, Haidar al-Abbadi, Friday, to invite America to Iraq for “create real investment opportunities” and change the contract formula “positive and are subject to consultation”, while counting that Americans are “sensitive” about investor protection, he stressed Iraq’s willingness to open ” flexible dialogue “to facilitate foreign investment, especially with the United States, because it serves the march of progress and development in the country.

He said the appearance of Mohammed Saleh, in an interview to the (long-Presse), “The invitation of the US Department of Commerce to create real investment opportunities and change contracts formula, positive and are subject to consultation, particularly the United States held through its embassy in Baghdad, a seminar last week on ways of infrastructure financing in Iraq”.

Saleh added that “financing techniques have become different since it depends on the participation and the construction, operation and transfer of ownership,” adding that “the seminar witnessed raise the issue of government contracts where Pena to the Ministry of Planning is the charge that it has a higher committee in this regard.”

He explained adviser Abadi, that “Iraq has signed the most international agreements to protect foreign investors, particularly in the areas of arbitration, because we are still in this case the middle of the road”, he returned that “the Americans are sensitive to this issue.”

Saleh said that “arbitration cases means of conflict resolution with the executing companies, when a legal dispute with the company executing happens there will be an international point of arbitration,” pointing out that “Americans prefer international arbitration bodies, and Iraq, for his part flexible as to protect its interests and foreign companies.”

He continued financial advisor to the prime minister, that “the Americans did not enter a lot of investments in Iraq with no Thssna toward it,” asserting that “the investment with the United States is vital and important for the post-Daesh.”

Saleh explained that “Iraq shows high degree of flexibility to open a dialogue in order to facilitate foreign investment on special assignment with the United States, because it serves the march of progress and development in the country.”

He urged the US Department of Commerce (the 16th of November 2016), Iraq to create a “real opportunities” can be funded by investors, and change the existing formulas for decades and provide greater facilities for business, and while I went back to tourism investment is “best suited” to Basra, called provinces South to set up projects suited to their needs and “not reproducing” those that implement other governorates.

 The legal adviser of the US Department of Commerce, Mays Abbas Alabbosi, announced in (the twentieth of October 2015 the past), all seeking to activate twinning signed the Convention in 2012, between the cities of Houston and American Basra, to take advantage of the first experience in the oil industry development, especially that Basra can be a center of the oil industry in the Middle East.



Presidency Barzani of the Kurdistan region confirms the commitment of any agreement concluded about the survival of the Peshmerga in the liberated areas


Sawaf Mosque in the city of Erbil, located behind him the city center Imaging (Mahmoud Raouf)


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11.18.2016 09:39
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Long-Presse / Baghdad

The Presidency of the Kurdistan region, on Friday, for clarification on the letter of the President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani, on the withdrawal or the survival of the Peshmerga forces in the liberated areas, and pointed out that the speech was translated “wrong manner”, while Barzani’s commitment confirmed by any agreement concluded with the central government in Baghdad about this Subject.

According to a statement, the presidency of the Kurdistan region, received a (long-Presse), a copy of it, that “some Arab media touched upon the speech of President Massoud Barzani’s speech in the town of Bashiqa in last Wednesday,” indicating that “some of them pointed out an error to the paragraph relating to withdraw or survival Alپeshmrگh forces or in the liberated areas. “

Presidency of the province, that “the speech was in Kurdish and translated certain sentences by some of the media to the Arab wrongly led to the withdrawal of these sentences from their context and content,” asserting that “Barzani stresses in the entire speech on the region’s commitment to any agreement entered into in this regard, and text the official translation of the speech posted on the presidency of the region. “




Iraqi mufti accuses former prime minister of following foreign agenda

By Rudaw 16 hours ago –

Iraqi mufti accuses former prime minister of following foreign agenda
Sunni Cleric and Mufti Dr. Rafi Rofaai. Photo: Rudaw video
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – A prominent Iraqi Sunni cleric on Thursday blamed former prime minister Nouri al-Maliki for allowing ISIS to take over Mosul and accused him of now following an “outside” agenda.

Dr. Rafi Rofaai said that Maliki, a Shiite backed by Iran, there was not a party in Iraq that that the former prime minister had not criticized, including his own Dawa party. The mufti, or cleric, accused him of bearing a grudge against the country’s Kurds and Sunnis.

“Maliki is a shedder of blood and a dictator who is promoting sectarianism and holding grudges against every party, including his own,” Rofaai said in an interview with Rudaw.

He noted that when Kurdish President Masoud Barzani “defends the national rights of the Kurdish nation, Maliki opposes that. When Sunnis defend themselves, he also opposes them.”

Tensions between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Iraqi government under Maliki peaked in February 2014 as Baghdad froze the Kurdish share of the national budget.

The KRG has since struggled to finance its staggering public servant salaries and the war against ISIS through international loans, austerity measures and its own oil exports.

Responding to a question about whether Kurds can have their own state, Maliki had stated: “No one has the constitutional right to exit Iraq.”

Rofaai said, “There is no party in Iraq that Maliki has not attacked.” He accused him of “implementing an outside agenda,” a reference to neighboring Iran, which wields immense power in Iraq.

He said there are even “people within the Dawa party and State of Law coalition who are attacked by Maliki. So for the time being he does not have a clear and good agenda.”

Referring to comments Maliki has persistently made in support of the Iranian-backed Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi paramilitary forces that are fighting alongside Iraqi Army in the battle for Mosul, Rofaai said it was under Maliki’s own premiership that ISIS – or Daesh in Arabic – had taken over Mosul.

“Maliki is saying that he fights Daesh with Hashd al-Shaabi forces. Who brought Daesh into Mosul? Maliki and his men pulled out a number of terrorists from prisons and sent them to Mosul,” Rofaai charged.

In June 2014, Iraqi forces turned and fled – leaving massive caches of arms that were taken by ISIS – when the militants stormed across Iraq and took over Mosul without much of a fight.

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