Central bank: able to cover Iraq’s international obligations

February 19, 2017

announced the Iraq , international as well as foreign trade financing, as he emphasized that thecountry ‘s reserves of foreign currency within the “international standards.” 

The governor of the central bank on the Keywords in a press conference attended by Alsumaria News, ” The bank is able to cover Iraq ‘s international obligations and financing of foreign trade , ” stressing that “Iraq ‘s reserve currency within the standards, and that the bank also covers the local currency by a large margin.”



Saudi Arabia praises Trump, warms up towards Israel


February 19, 2017

Iran is the biggest threat to the Middle East, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said, adding that he looks forward to working with the Trump administration to overcome challenges in the region, including the Arab-Israeli conflict.

In apparent agreement with the Israelis, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister accused Iran of being the primary supporter of global terrorism.

“Iran remains the single main sponsor of terrorism in the world,” Adel al-Jubeir declared in an address to the Munich Security Conference on Sunday. “It’s determined to upend the order in Middle East, and until and unless Iran changes its behavior it would be very difficult to deal with a country like this.”

“I believe that the world has to make it clear to the Iranians that there is certain behavior that will not be tolerated, and that there will be consequences, and those consequences have to be in tune with the financial side,” he affirmed.

Common Ground with Israel

“The biggest and most brutal and sophisticated terror organization in the world is the Iranian Revolutionary Guard,” Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman stated, noting the common ground between Israel and its Sunni Arab neighbors regarding Iran’s aggression.

“For the first time since 1948, to the moderate Arab world, the Sunni world, the biggest threat for them is not Israel, not Zionists and not Jews, but Iran and Iranian proxies,” Liberman declared.

Optimistic about Trump

Al-Jubeir added that he was “very optimistic about the Trump administration,” which had recently put “Iran on notice.”

“We look forward to working with the Trump administration on all issues,” al-Jubeir said. “I believe progress can be made in the Arab Israel conflict, if there is a will to do so,. We know what the settlement looks like, if there is just the political will to do so. And my country stands ready with other Arab countries to work to see how we can promote that.”

Saudi Arabia shares common goals with Trump, he said. “He believes in destroying Islamic State; so do we. He believes in containing Iran; so do we. He believes in working with traditional allies; so do we.”

By: World Israel News Staff



Senators look to new sanctions against Iran for missile development


ReutersFebruary 19, 2017
U.S Senator Lindsey Graham attends the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Munich

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U.S Senator Lindsey Graham attends the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, February 19, 2017. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

MUNICH (Reuters) – U.S. Republican senators plan to introduce legislation to impose further sanctions on Iran, accusing it of violating U.N. Security Council resolutions by testing ballistic missiles and acting to “destabilise” the Middle East, a U.S. senator said Sunday.

“I think it is now time for the Congress to take Iran on directly in terms of what they’ve done outside the nuclear program,” Senator Lindsey Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told the Munich Security Conference.

Graham said he and other Republicans would introduce measures to hold Iran accountable for its actions.

Tensions between Tehran and Washington have risen since an Iranian ballistic missile test that prompted U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration to impose sanctions on individuals and entities linked to the country’s Revolutionary Guards.

“Iran is a bad actor in the greatest sense of the word when it comes to the region. To Iran, I say, if you want us to treat you differently then stop building missiles, test-firing them in defiance of U.N. resolution and writing ‘Death to Israel’ on the missile. That’s a mixed message,” Graham said.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif told the conference earlier on Sunday that Iran did not respond well to sanctions or threats.

James Jones, a former Supreme Allied Commander in Europe and President Barack Obama’s first national security adviser, told a separate event in Munich that he remained convinced that sanctions had persuaded Iran to negotiate the 2015 landmark deal with six world powers to curb its nuclear program.

“The sanctions did work. Iran would never have come to the negotiating table without sanctions,” Jones said. “This is a new form of response that if properly utilized can change behavior and get people to do things that they otherwise wouldn’t do.”

Senator Christopher Murphy, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told the same panel there was nothing preventing Congress from imposing sanctions beyond those that were lifted as a result of the 2016 nuclear agreement with Iran.

Murphy, a Democrat, said had backed the nuclear deal in the explicit understanding that it would not prevent Congress from taking actions against Iran outside the nuclear issue.

“There’s going to be a conversation about what the proportional response is,” Murphy said, referring to Iran’s missile test. “But I don’t necessarily think there’s going to be partisan division over whether or not we have the ability as a Congress to speak on issues outside of the nuclear agreement.”

Murphy said the United States needed to decide whether it wanted to take a broader role in the regional conflict.

“We have to make a decision whether we are going to get involved in the emerging proxy war in a bigger way than we are today, between Iran and Saudi,” he said.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal and John Irish; Editing by Jane Merriman and David Goodman)



Mosul airport and Camp Ghazlani first goals of liberation right coast operations


Mosul airport and Camp Ghazlani first goals of liberation right coast operations

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Iraqi forces began backed Btiran international coalition, late Saturday evening, the preliminary strikes on Daesh sites on the right coast.
In turn , announced the general commander of the armed forces , Haider al – Abadi dawn on Sunday, fighting resumed officially for the Liberation of the west side, after a break of about a month. Abadi was announced from New York, which he visited last September, starting Sharqat liberalization process and theislands of gray and white, after a meeting with former US President Barack Obama. Abadi also chose late on October 17 last, to announce the start of the storming of Mosul process.
Until Sunday night, the fighting took place 10 km from Mosul Airport, on the outskirts of the village (Albu Saif) of the terms of
Hamam al- Alil.
And a few days ago, the combined forces pushed the military reinforcements to the region, in preparation for the start of the Battle of western Mosul. And it reached dozens of vehicles and military vehicles loaded withsoldiers and weapons to the outskirts of the hills (Busev) overlooking the south of the city of Mosul Airport.
Iraqi forces attacked the region and the 3 – axis, and is expected to share one faction of the popular crowd.And until the moment it is not clear there is no intention to open the axis across the eastern bank of the city.
It is expected that there are about 2000 armed on the right coast, home to 800,000 civilians.

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Ebadi said, in a speech on Sunday, “We announce the start of a new page of coming operations O Nineveh for the Liberation of the right side of Mosul and other liberated areas.” He stressed that “our main task editing rights by liberating the land.”
She described the UN Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), on Saturday, the humanitarian situation in areas west of Mosul as “sad”, confirming the existence of a crisis in the availability of food and health. Expected displacement ofthousands of families with the start of the military operation to liberate the right side of the city starting point.
Hassan said Sabawi, a member of the Council of Nineveh, the ground operations south of Mosul , began atdawn yesterday, adding that ” the artillery, aircraft and directed strikes on targets inside the right coast hours earlier.”
He revealed Sabawi, who is in southern Mosul , in a telephone conversation with (range) yesterday, said Iraqi forces advanced toward the hills of swordfish, north of Hamam al- Alil, of the three axes.
And participate in the processes of the pivotal fresh bath, the road to Baghdad – Mosul, which is about the first axis 15 kilometers, pieces of anti – terrorism forces, which holds the main task.
Also involved Ninawa Operations Command as well as the pieces of the federal police, the band 16 of the Iraqi army, though stalled the completion of its tasks in the liberation of northern Mosul.
In return the band 15 progressed and pieces of the federal police also point towards the Kasbah district of Tall Afar Albu Saif Hills.

Airport and Camp Ghazlani
joint forces and seeking to get to the Mosul airport, 12 kms north of the Casbah, and areas of Mansour, safe and Camp
He says local administrator “if troops took control of the hills , she will have only 2 km to reach the governorate building of
The government delayed about two weeks for the presumed date of the attack on the right coast. Iraqi forces have regained the coast left two months ago. The deputies and officials in Mosul spoke of the “external wills” hindered the resumption of fighting.
And it announced Operations Command (coming, Nineveh), on Sunday, the liberation of four villages west of the city of Mosul from the control of the organization
He said the team operations commander Gen. Abdul Amir Rasheed Yar God, in a press statement seen by (range), ” The band ninth Armored liberated villages Husseinia and Sheikh Yunis and Aharakiet west right coast and raised the Iraqi flag over the buildings after the incurrence enemy losses in lives and equipment.”
Allah Yar said that “Abbas brigade combat brigade rally popular and 36 Armored Division liberated the ninth Tel Kisom Qtathm and went to the outskirts of the mountain range and
Meanwhile, the military announced the media cell, yesterday, for the occurrence of two suicide attacks in theeast of the city of Mosul. Cell and it pointed out that the terrorists who carried out the attacks “Bhzaman vests was the first in My Fair Lady and the other area Nabi Yunis neighborhood.”
The suicide attacks, the second of its kind taking place in the left coast, within a week. A suicide bomb attack on the same area a few days ago, a suicide bomber with an explosive belt, in addition to other car bomb targeted a military barracks.

The difficulty of crossing the Tigris
and facing the security forces very difficult to uncover sleeper cells in the editor coast.
Hashem says Albraivkana, vice chairman of the security committee in the Nineveh provincial council, said that “Daesh military operations destroyed all bridges link between Aldvin.”
The cause Daesh rally on the banks of the Tigris south of Mosul by choosing as a springboard for operations to the lack of geographic barriers. Recently announced the arrival of artificial bridges to the east of Mosul, inpreparation for its installation across the Tigris.
But Albraivkana denies (range) monument floating bridges, predicted the existence of a real fighter in 1500 on the right side
of the connector.
The security assessments talked about the presence of some eight thousand gunman continued to Daesh addition to the assistants and collaborators from civilians. The officials revealed recently, the presence of 10 thousands of an arrest warrant against Daesh and supporters of the organization.
Albraivkana predicted the existence of more than 800 thousand people are still inside the right coast. The estimates, before the start of the process of liberalization of Mosul, predicted the existence of more than 1.5 million civilians in Mosul.
And humanitarian organizations warned on Saturday of a famine threatens 140,000 children in the right coast, because of the scarcity of food and milk.

Barzani’s visit to Paris Tuesday and meet with Hollande



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meet President of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, on Tuesday, with the French president, Francois Hollande, at the Elysee Palace in Paris.
According to a brief statement for the French presidency, “is scheduled to receive the French president, Francois Hollande, on Tuesday, President of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, at the Elysee Palace.”

The attack on the last bastion of Daesh in Mosul


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Iraqi forces began the day third phase of liberalization city of Mosul from the grip Daesh, and then go about breaking into the right coast of the city on the western bank of the Tigris River, was the joint Iraqi forces recorded at the beginning of this process, remarkable progress and freed a number of villages in the right coast. But observers expect the face of these difficulties, the campaign more than it faced during the previous stages, in addition to Twaqat wave of large displacements due to the high density of population in the combat zone and humanitarian situation deteriorating and the suffocating siege


The central bank’s “Tomorrow Press”: statebanks seeking to open a foreign exchange company and outlets selling the dollar enough


The central bank's "Tomorrow Press": state banks seeking to open a foreign exchange company and outlets selling the dollar enough


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Iraqi Central Bank revealed, on Sunday, the three state banks to work to establish a foreign exchange company, while not announced the country ‘sneed for additional outlets to sell the dollar.
The governor of the central bank on the Keywords, for “tomorrow ‘s Press,” that “banks Rasheed, Iraq and the Iraqi Trade TBI, is working to establish aforeign exchange company to enter the competition with other companies , ” noting that ” the company will work similar to the work of the exchange companies in the private sector, and will be Powered by us. ”
In this context, he said the Keywords, ” The central bank has up to two thousand foreign exchange company and 30 transfer companies and 65 banks, all outlets for the sale of foreign currency.”
He said, ” The bank is trying to sell the dollar Anzim beneficiaries process, make multiple ports, which is sufficient for the time being , we do not believe that there is the intention at the present time to open more outlets.”

Masum expected victory “soon” in Mosul and directed not to expose civilians for any losses

Sunday February 19, 2017 18:51

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He predicted President Fuad Masum, Sunday, Iraqi forces achieve victory “soon” on “Daesh” in Mosul, praising the “crawling victorious” liberate the right coast of the city from the control of the organization, in the face not to expose civilians for any losses.
Masum said in a statement received Alsumaria News, a copy of it, it salutes “crawling victorious our Armed Forces for the Liberation of the right side of the city of Mosul,” praising “morale heroic high combat and skill shown by the campaigns valiant to cleanse every inch of national territory from the control of Daesh terrorist gangs “.

“The victories heroic of our armed forces in all its formations to complete the liberation of Mosul, which culminated in today’s editing Tel Kisom and villages Alknytrh and white South Busev and a number of other strategic villages and reach the outskirts of the West the right side of the city of Mosul thirsty mountain range, represent decisive victories on the road to full and the near elimination of abomination terrorists. “
Infallible and pointed out that “the region that have been edited, hours after the start of the battle this morning represents a very important strategic area to achieve victory.”
Through infallible “appreciation for dealing charge that showed our armed forces to protect and receive fleeing civilians from hell Daesh”, directed to “the need not to endanger civilians for any losses.”
The general commander of the armed forces, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, announced on Sunday morning (February 19, 2017), the launch of editing operations right side of the city of Mosul.
The commander of the operations “are coming, Nineveh,” Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Rashid Allah Yar, that the armed forces “are racing in high spirits” towards the targets set under the Edit right side of the connector operations.

The conflict between Ibadi and Maliki increasingly .. and Iran intervenes and sends a message to the leaders of the Dawa Party, before you two choices (Details)


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The conflict intensified between Prime Minister Haider al – Abadi, and his predecessor , Nouri al – Maliki, to preside over the ‘Dawa Party’ ruling the list in the coming local elections, and coincided with the arrival of the demonstrations led by cleric Moqtada al – Sadr against the election commission to the government ‘s Green Zone gates, central Baghdad. It called on Iran to demand from the Iraqi government to put an end to thewave of protests escalating, and to accelerate agreement on the name of the person who will lead the ‘Dawa Party’ in the upcoming elections.

Political and revealed close to the ‘Dawa Party , ‘ the existence of deep differences between al – Maliki and al – Abadi, that ” the main reason for the differences is to preside over the conflict on the electoral list to call in the next local elections.”

Political and pointed out that ‘ the Iranian embassy in Baghdad intervened to resolve the escalating conflict within the ruling party’, noting that ‘a delegation representing the embassy attended a meeting of the leadership body of the Dawa Party, asking them to speed up agreement on a candidate for the leadership of the electoral list’.

He added that ‘ the delegation informed the meeting that the person who will lead the electoral list of the Dawa party, it would be the logical candidate to win the next government , headed’, adding that ‘ the Iranians said the leaders of the Dawa party , said before you two choices, either Maliki or al – Abadi’.
He continued, that ‘ the Iranian delegation was complaining last Sadrist demonstrations, which are almost up to the Green Zone gates’, noting that’ the Iranian embassy representatives have expressed alarm over the escalation of the protests, and called on the government to rein in Jmahaa before they become popular demonstrations massive difficult controlling her’.

He pointed out that ‘Abadi , Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met on the sidelines of the Munich conference on security and discussed some matters relating to Iraq ‘s internal affairs’, at a time when the presidency of the Iraqi government said that’ Abadi discussed with Zarif developments in the region, and the need to achieve security and stability for their people. ‘

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IS members immediately evacuate their families from western Mosul



Islamic State’s members.

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) A local source in Nineveh Province revealed that the Islamic State’s fighters started to immediately evacuate their families from western Mosul neighborhoods, Alsumaria News reported on Sunday.

The source said, “Immediate evacuation of dozens of the Islamic State’s families started in some neighborhoods of western Mosul, especially near the stationing points of the security forces.”

“The evacuation is an evidence that these neighborhoods will fall soon, after the collapse of the nearby Islamic State’s defense lines,” the source added on condition of anonymity.

Earlier today, Prime Minister and General Commander of Armed Forces Haider al-Abadi announced launching the battle to liberate western Mosul from the Islamic State’s grip.