Rasheed Bank begins tomorrow to sell the dollar for travelers at the official rate


News Baghdad:

Rasheed Bank on Tuesday, revealed starting his day on Wednesday to sell the dollar for travelers at the official rate, confirming the allocation of 10 branches in the capital of Baghdad to sell the dollar. 

Rasheed Bank said in a press release received “Economy News”, a copy of it, “The bank will begin on Wednesday to sell the dollar and Msavrien delegates and the official price.”

The bank added that “has been allocated a number of bank branches and travelers who wish to receive the purchase and branches are the airport and the Yarmouk session Shorja and Arkhitth inspired spring and willing Khatoon and fitness and jump and Karkh.”


Recommendation recovery of 34 billion dinars to the state treasury


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Baghdad / Jinan al – Asadi
recommended the inspector general of the Office of the Ministry of Transport to retrieve nearly 34 billion dinars to the state treasury after the disclosure of a number of financial and administrative corruption in the ministry issues, revealing the existence of a number of obstacles facing the work and proposed solutions to them appropriate.
Revealed last year’s annual report issued by the Inspector of the Ministry ofTransportation office, summed up the «morning», a copy of it, that the problem ofinvestigative committees in the office, recommended the recovery of $ 33 billion and 950 million dinars to the state treasury after determining the financial and administrative irregularities committed in various projects before the committees office, including auditing visits to the companies and the ministry included employees who have provided false documents of study were large sums of money exchange is unnecessary.
He went as among those projects, granting a certificate to an investor Joy Unlike thestomach controls by the Ministry and the Civil Aviation Authority, in addition to overtaking on the ground Baghdad airport, in addition to a special contract fulfillment of wages crossing aircraft, as well as cases of fraud in bonuses exchange transactions, as well as acontract between the General Company for Maritime transport Company of the private sector, and the theft of 100 ticket booking office of validity, as well as the payment ofallowances to the gravity of a group of pilots and engineers , air traffic controllers in theGeneral Company for Iraqi Airways.
The report revealed the main obstacles facing the work of the Bureau , including thefailure to approve the law on the offices of inspectors general by the House ofRepresentatives, and the lack of owners certified by the Ministry of Finance, in addition to the lack of adequate Alastqalalah from the ministry to keep the influences and pressures, as well as the lack of precision by applying the instructions and implementation of projects that causing delay the completion of projects within a period of achievement.
The report confirmed that the Office has taken solutions to the above, including theadoption of the law on inspectors general ‘s office by the House of Representatives, and increasing the number of degrees in the angel by the Ministry of Finance and supplement the departments of the Ministry and its branches staffing, as well as increasing thenumber of training courses for its affiliates outside the country, adding to the need there is support for the expansion of the independence of the office of the ministry , which helps in the dimensions of interventions and influences and pressures from their work.



Counter-ISIS Campaign to Intensify, Mattis Says


By Terri Moon CronkDoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2017 — The U.S.-led coalition will accelerate its campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said today in a joint press conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, with Defense Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives in Copenhagen to attend a ministerial with coalition countries to discuss the counter-Islamic State of Iraq and Syria campaign, May 8, 2017. Mattis also met with Danish Defense Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives in Copenhagen to attend a ministerial with coalition countries to discuss the counter-Islamic State of Iraq and Syria campaign, May 8, 2017. Mattis also met with Danish Defense Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr

“We will further accelerate this fight to free people from ISIS’ crushing occupation and [the] enemy’s terror threat to Europe and beyond,” Mattis said.

The secretary is on his first stop of a three-country trip to Europe. In Copenhagen, he and Fredericksen co-chaired a 15-country defense ministerial on defeating ISIS, officials said.

The Danish defense minister described the effort to defeat of ISIS as one of Denmark’s highest priorities. Denmark agreed during the ministerial to substantially increase its defense budget to aid in the counter-ISIS campaign.

“We are committed to working together — all of us — and that was reinforced today in our meeting with many partners: to defeat [ISIS] wherever it attempts to establish its roots,” Mattis said.

ISIS Won’t Escape

The secretary said the coalition in Raqqa, Syria, is getting into position to surround the city.

“The idea, ladies and gentlemen, is that the foreign fighters not be allowed to escape and return to constitute a threat against free and innocent people elsewhere, whether it be in the Arabian Gulf, North Africa, and certainly Europe,” he said.

ISIS has lost a significant amount of territory that it once held — more than half in Iraq and in Syria, Mattis said.

“ISIS has lost two-thirds of its strength in Afghanistan,” said the secretary, who also noted the death in Nangarhar province of the ISIS-Khorasan emir over the past weekend.

“In our anti-ISIS campaign, we are dealing that group one more significant blow with the loss of their leader,” Mattis said.

And the fight will go on, he emphasized.

“We continue to integrate our military and nonmilitary efforts,” Mattis said. “You have to remember the battlefield we are fighting on is also a humanitarian field where innocent people live [and] are sometimes forced to stay on a battlefield by ISIS. We’re doing everything humanly possible to limit the suffering and any casualties among those innocent people.”

Bilateral Meeting

Mattis said he and Frederiksen also conducted a “substantive” bilateral meeting in Copenhagen.

“Denmark has always been a stalwart ally and friend of the United States, and the close defense relationship between our two countries reflects the enduring strength of NATO’s transatlantic bond, [with us] having stood by each other in good times and in bad,” Mattis said.

“The American people are truly heartened by your government’s commitment to share the cost of the common defense through a substantial increase in defense spending,” Mattis said to Frederiksen. “Times have changed; 2014 was an eye-opener for all of us, minister, and we have to change with the times.”

Mattis said he and the Danish defense minister also recognized that Denmark occupies a “rather unique role” as a member of NATO, as a member of the European Union and as a member of the Arctic Council.

“In our NATO affiliation, I affirmed that the U.S. commitment to Article 5 [of the North Atlantic Treaty] is ironclad,” Mattis said. Article 5 established the alliance in 1949, and states that an attack on one allied country is an attack on all.

“We stand together, minister, visible and indivisible, in the face of any threats to international law or to a peaceful, international order,” the secretary said.

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Abadi: military plan clear liberation of the land and the protection of troops


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[Where – Baghdad]
confirmed commander of the armed forces Haider al – Abadi on Tuesday that ” the military plan, followed by Iraq is clear and based on liberating the land and protect the troops.”
According to al – Abadi during his weekly press conference after the cabinet meeting, he said that “our plan is going clear and based on the protection of forces and free land and then move on to the next phase which is to control the Iraqi – Syrian border and the curse Rawa areas on the western Anbar, In order we address this problem with the present we started clearing operations in this north and south of wetlands , especially in the triangle areas represented Horan valley between Iraq, Syria and Jordan. ”
He noted that ” the protection of the citizens of our priorities and our forces , ” noting that “we do not want to expand the area covered by some of our forces that want us to get involved the deployment of troops is widely without protection to occur there breaks and increase the number of martyrs.”
He said the “Daesh did not work any exposure to control any point of our points this Iraqi achievement , ” pointing out that “we found there is a real problem in the training and the soldier stands for years to certain sites without re – training, The forces need constant training , ” noting that ” training is not easy and should take advantage of the expertise of the world to increase the effectiveness and expertise of our forces to win. ”
He pointed out the prime minister that “spreading false rumors , quoting anonymous is unacceptable and we protest it strongly , which is unacceptable , ” stressing that “military plans in Iraq are placed by the military leadership and is deliberated upon and agreed upon and set priorities are in the light of our capabilities in the battle and the capabilities of forces there is no pressure from here or there. ”
However , “those who can not work only by extension of the foreigner expects the absence of a national, and some propaganda is trying to reduce the victory in Iraq and regarded as an American victory and not an Iraqi, and there are those who want to portray US troops fighting in Iraq and not the Iraqis.”
He explained that “many terrorist additives were destroyed, and the leadership of the operations of the Middle Euphrates has done north Nukhayib and contributed Bmsa Western Sahara regions, and we managed to destroy many read the enemy, and will be the popular visit in Karbala locked.”
The prime minister added that “as if some hurt development without government spending, spent a lot of money to sustain the roads, but there is a problem in the achievements so we want to develop all the ways.”
He said , “our progress over the past year enormous strides the issue of e – governance, with regard to financial control oversight of contracts there was a decision of the Council of Ministers audited all the contracts we canceled Zora Council this decision and take auditing of public money and the Council of Ministers mandated financial control audit contracts.”
And went on , that ” the issue of violence against children , whether community violence or domestic violence, the duty of the state child protection was approved this document containing an international aspect to protect children from violence and child labor, as has been the adoption of the national strategy for the management of radioactive waste in Iraq.”
During the Cabinet meeting, ” the second vote on the draft amendment to the law of the Iraqi Central Bank issued Order No. 56 Law of 2004 for the now defunct Coalition Provisional Authority forwarded to the House of Representatives.”
And the Arab American Islamic summit, Abadi said, “So far we have no clear picture of the summit , the capacity of countries to be attended, and in any case for us and a clear view to set aside the region disputes and disagreements that led to the emergence of Daesh fighting currently located, which you pay for the people , ” he said, adding “we want to balance relations and interests for the proper coexistence of peoples and for the sake of security, this thesis , which we will submit.”
And on the financial crisis and the debt resulting from the Iraq, said the “international debt on Iraq a few, and we have an internal debt as the external debt part of compensation, including the Paris Club, and in this crisis , we do not have large loans as the most affordable and the proportion of very interest low , some of the World Bank to support the budget and this does not constitute a significant burden on the country because it is low interest rate, as well as a German loan to help Iraq in building areas , which interest rate is very supported by the British loan on credit for the construction of infrastructure. ”
And raise the flag of the Kurdistan Workers ‘ Party, in Kirkuk , saying : “This is unacceptable Party is the PKK Turkish organization and are not allowed to practice this type of activity in Iraq, and we do not want to enter a conflict with them and do not allow them to do any activity hostile to Turkey, according to the Iraqi constitution . ” .
And the abduction of activists in central Baghdad, said al – Abadi said , “We send out quickly move the cameras and security services to detect this crime Valachttaf a serious crime and is not allowed to mitigate, and are not allowed weddings who kidnapped citizens some want to take out the criminals openly and encourage them to kidnapping, and we are following this issue follow – up minutes” .


Iraq to quit austerity measures following oil prices’ rise


TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017

9:08 AM  ADMIN

Baghdad/ Iraq TradeLink: Iraqi finance ministry announced that the increase in oil prices necessitates

an increase in governmental expenditures.

The new Iraqi decision resembles the moves by Saudi Arabia when announced that the volume of the deficits are lesser than expected, economic observers believe here.

Acting Minister Abdul Razzaq al-Issa called the governmental department to make their expenditures’ road maps  according to actual needs that will permit to deal with any deficit in the federal budget.

Iraq initiated with the World Bank a reform project for financial administration in the country.

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Abadi agrees to two conditions for Sadr and the latter refuses to stop the demonstrations


Baghdad – Journal News

A source in the Sadrist movement, Tuesday, that the Prime Minister Haider Abadi agreed to most of the demands of the leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr in the meeting, which was held in Karbala in the presence of the head of the National Alliance Ammar al-Hakim.

The source told the correspondent of the “Journal News” that “the meeting of Karbala, which was held under tight security in a house in the center of the province in the presence of Prime Minister Haider Abadi and the leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr, in addition to the President of the National Alliance Ammar al-Hakim discussed the political and security situation after” .

The source added that “Sadr put forward two main demands included disarmament of the armed factions after the liberation of Mosul and restricted by the state only and change the Electoral Commission as well as the law, and Abadi expressed his approval and support for them provided that the political blocs agree on him, while the latter called for the easing of popular demonstrations During the coming period until the completion of military operations against Daqash and this is what Sadr rejected. “

The source said that “Sadr commented on the demand to stop the demonstrations that it depends on the popular position and can not prevent this right or affect the demonstrators.”

The Prime Minister Haider Abadi held a meeting, on Monday, in the province of Karbala with the leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr and the head of the National Alliance Ammar al-Hakim, while not officially announced.

It is noteworthy that the province of Karbala had already embraced (on the sixth of March of 2016) an important meeting of the National Alliance attended by Prime Minister Haider Abadi, former National Alliance leader Ibrahim al-Jaafari, along with the leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr and the Supreme Islamic Council Ammar al-Hakim.


Talabani in a letter to Barzani: This is my decision as long as the latter remained alive


Talabani in a letter to Barzani: This is my decision as long as the latter remained alive
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Twilight News / Kurdish media revealed on Tuesday unveiled a letter sent former President of the Republic and the leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Jalal Talabani, to the President of the Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani.

Talabani stressed in the letter that he will remain in peace and harmony with Barzani family as long as he is alive.

The letter by Talabani, on 19 August 2012, when he held office as President of the Republic of Iraq and face to the President of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, “My dear, that the last decision of my life as long as I live to be in peace and harmony with Barzani family and a friend and companion in the struggle, and will not Allow sabotaging this relationship in any way. “

Talabani said, “When you listen to your words, I tell my friends if Kak Massoud announced the cancellation of the strategic agreement, I am I will announce renewal and work on strengthening, and if we closed the door Fsnzhb him through the window.”



Abadi: we managed to destroy Daesh capabilities in Western Sahara, the quality of operations



Since 09/05/2017 19:29 am (Baghdad time)


Balances News – Follow-up

Announced the commander of the armed forces, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Tuesday, to start clearing operations “wide” north and south of western Anbar province wetlands spend and to develop an integrated plan for securing the Iraqi-Syrian border, saying that all “Iraqi military plans purely.”

Ebadi said in his weekly press conference, “We started clearing operations and wide north and south of wetlands spend”, past to say “we have developed an integrated plan for securing the Iraqi-Syrian border.”

He said Haider Abadi, move the government to lift security barriers from the streets of the capital, while noting the distribution of entitlements of the farmers next week.

Ebadi said at the weekly press conference held by Baghdad and I followed / scales News /, that “the government by reducing past security checkpoints in the streets of the capital Baghdad,” adding that “the government is determined to proceed with the project reconstruction and maintenance of roads.”

Abadi stressed the need to “confront extremist ideas which negatively affect the peaceful security in society.”

Abadi said, “we managed to destroy Daesh capabilities in Western Sahara, the quality of operations,” adding that “all military plans purely Iraqi and they are placed in Iraq.”

It is noteworthy that the face of al-Abadi, on Thursday (May 4, 2017), by sending more military forces to the Iraqi border Alsorah.anthy 29 / m h n