Prime Minister Dr. Haider al-Abadi receives a telephone call from the US Secretary of State


During the meeting, they discussed the developments of the military operations against the terrorist gangs and the launching of the liberation operation in addition to the redeployment of the federal forces in Kirkuk and the rest of the regions and the political and security situation.

Mr. Tillerson blessed the launch of the operation, asserting that Iraqi forces are able to resolve the battle and eliminate the gangs.

Tillerson stressed his country’s support for the unity of Iraq and its understanding of the imposition of federal authority in the province of Kirkuk and other areas, pointing to the importance of cooperation with the federal authority and the emphasis on dialogue within the framework of the Iraqi constitution.

Dr. Haider al-Abadi stressed that the priority is still for the battle against Daqash, and today the process of liberating Al-Qaim started and we are determined to eliminate the preacher and resolve the battle soon.

He added that the government is determined to implement the law and the constitution in all regions, and the Kurdistan region committed to hand over the border crossings and airports to the federal authority, pointing out that the redeployment and imposition of federal authority legal and constitutional action and we are keen on the security of citizens in those areas.

Prime Minister ‘s Media Office
2 7 – Oct – 2017



A new project to provide electronic payment services to local banks


A new project to provide electronic payment services to local banks

 The range / Zahraa al-Jassim 

The financial technology is constantly evolving all over the world. Iraq, like any country, needs this technology through companies that provide electronic services to develop the work of banks in accounting, remittances and payment systems in the sense of transfers between banks and others, but its existence is healthy if it will contribute with the assistance of banks Iraq to keep abreast of the technical development, according to an economist, while confirming the company portal of Iraq Electronic Financial Services, it is certified according to international standards and instructions of the Central Bank of Iraq, and sets the best global financial practices between De Iraqi citizen to facilitate his life and work for the benefit of financial institutions and bodies of the national economy.

As the Deputy Managing Director of the company, Ali Al-Saeed, states in an exclusive interview with Al-Mada, his company provides all electronic payment services to its customers from Iraqi banks, where banks are able to issue and manage electronic payment programs to their customers effectively and in the shortest time. Issued by the Central Bank of Iraq and international card companies. Which is an Iraqi company registered in Iraq and licensed by the Central Bank of Iraq, in accordance with the laws and instructions adopted in Iraq and based on the highest international standards and consult the major international companies specialized in this area and confirms Said: The company aims to become the leading platform in the field of electronic payment and the main engine in raising the level of financial coverage in Iraq and transform the Iraqi economy into a less cash-dependent economy in line with the strategic vision of the Central Bank and eGovernment ambitions, through the development of financial infrastructure and payment services So that the company can provide electronic payment services and advanced financial services to all segments of Iraqi society. The company has contracted with specialized companies in the fields of electronic payment and technology, systems, knowledge and consulting, and adds Saeed: The most important customers of the company are banks, and it communicates with all banks and banks operating in Iraq, and we are working according to a plan to provide services and offer to all banks And financial institutions, and our solutions and services enable banks and banks to provide high-quality services to their clients, traders and citizens. He confirms: The feasibility studies of the company, which was prepared by the company “Ernst and Young” to develop the global Iraqi market and define the model and work plan, it shows that Iraq is in dire need of such services, in order to transform its economy into a less cash-dependent economy, which is in line with the vision The strategy of the Central Bank, in addition to the discussions and meetings with the International Finance Corporation IFC, in order to provide technical and strategic advice to the company, so the services of the Gate of Iraq will contribute positively to the development of electronic financial services infrastructure, and will have a significant impact in the development of Qata Banking systems and filtering and collection of payment.

“Since the establishment, we have been working to attract local and international specialists in the field of electronic payment so that the company can put international best practices in the hands of the Iraqi citizen and facilitate his life. The number of our employees reached 60 today, The data in Baghdad under the contract with the Swedish company Eriscon, and one of the most modern data centers in Iraq and the most advanced, where will provide confidentiality and assurance of information under the supervision of the competent authorities, and the company contracted with companies specializing in technology and payment systems such as trap S2M and my company HP and CISCO, have invested nearly five million dollars so far in technology systems.
“As a result of these professional preparations, the company has obtained a license from MasterCard International to issue and accept MasterCard cards and services. We are in the process of completing the procedures for obtaining a similar license from Visa International soon, to be the first company in Iraq to offer a package Integrated with electronic payment solutions and services that will benefit the citizen, the national economy and the institutions and bodies concerned, especially as we now offer electronic shopping cards “Switch” in different categories, and also launched tickets, where the company began to deploy POS devices and works on Signing a set of memorandums of understanding with Iraqi banks and financial institutions to provide their services to them.
For his part, says expert in economic affairs d. “There are many companies in the financial sector in the world, including the provision of electronic services and other technical services to develop the work of banks in accounting and remittances, and there are companies that provide services in the payment systems in the sense of transfers between banks and destinations Others, so these companies are not a bank as some believe, but at the same time we can not prevent people from evaluating the work of these companies, because in the end we see that the experience is who will reveal the merit of this type of companies.
He adds that Iraq as any country must gradually develop the providers of services to the financial sector, and the presence of such companies is healthy if it helps to help Iraqi banks to keep abreast of technological development, and even if we assume that this company failed to come others, so We are in principle with the presence of companies that provide services to help banks to develop technical either in the area of ​​payments or to intensify electronics in the performance of banking services, and the application of electronic mechanization, which is available everywhere, so that there is a project called the former electronic government, which means automation Erosion Transactions of the citizens.

Human rights: Peshmerga arrested Arab civilians and used them as human shields


Release Date: 2017/10/26 23:30 • 53 times read
A member of the Council of the High Commission for Human Rights Ali Abdul Karim al-Shammari Kurdish forces [Peshmerga] to release the Arab citizens who were arrested today in the village of Saudi Arabia in the area of ​​Rabia west of Nineveh province. “
Al-Shammari said in a statement received by the agency of all Iraq [where] a copy of it, that “information received by the Office of the Commission in Nineveh province that the Kurdish forces arrested today Mukhtar village [Saudi Arabia] and two families of women and children from the village to use them as human shields in conjunction with the spread of federal forces And imposed by the state authority on those areas. ”
Al-Shammari called on the Kurdish forces “to disclose the fate of the detained civilians, to release them immediately and to stop their arbitrary practices against innocent people in mixed areas and to preserve their lives.”


Tillerson to Barzani: worried by tensions in northern Iraq


Release Date: 2017/10/26 23:00 • 216 times read
US Secretary of State, Rex Tilerson, said Thursday that “after a meeting with Prime Minister Abbadi, I made a long telephone conversation with the President of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani.”
“The United States has friendly relations with all Iraqi parties and worries about the tensions in northern Iraq,” Tillerson said.
“We call on the two sides to avoid confrontation, and Washington is ready to help Baghdad and Erbil to reach a united federal and democratic Iraq through peaceful means.”
“I urge the Prime Minister to accept the initiative of Erbil to conduct dialogue on the basis of the Constitution.”
“After a meeting with Prime Minister Abbadi, I made a long telephone conversation with Barzani,” the US secretary said, without elaborating on the details of the call.

agreement between the Alپeshmrگh and Iraqi forces to stop fighting and calm in Zammar

An agreement between the Peshmerga and the Iraqi forces to stop the fighting and calm in Zammar
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The clashes in Zammar, northwest of Mosul, have temporarily stopped between Iraqi forces and the Peshmerga following a lull in the fighting between the federal government and Kurdish military leaders, a security source said Thursday.
A delegation from the central government arrived in Zammar on an Iraqi helicopter to negotiate again with the Kurdish military leaders for the redeployment of federal security forces north of Zammar within the disputed areas, and then access to the border crossing of Fishkhabur.
For his part, said an official in the Democratic Party of Kurdistan that there are pieces (military forces) not agreed entered into the disputed areas in the Nineveh Plain, causing increased differences between the parties and the outbreak of clashes.
Ismat Rajab, head of the 14th branch of the Democratic Party, said that ”
He explained that these violations occurred in particular in the areas of Nineveh Plain after the agreement to withdraw peshmerga from these areas.
Rajab added, “We agreed that there is no specific party within these areas in order to maintain harmony between the different nationalities and religions known in these administrative units.”


UN Security Council calls on Baghdad and Erbil to dialogue according to a timetable and refrain from any escalation measures and stresses the need to respect Iraq’s sovereignty and maintain its unity



New York / Mohamed Tariq / Anatolia: The UN Security Council on Thursday expressed deep concern about the escalation of tension and violence between Baghdad and Erbil.

He called on the two sides to refrain from any measures leading to escalation between them and engage in dialogue according to an agreed timetable.

This came in remarks made by the President of the Security Council, “Francois Dlater”, told reporters, after a closed consultations of the Council (called by France and Sweden) on the current tension between Baghdad and Erbil.

The French ambassador said that all representatives of Member States expressed “deep concern over the escalation of tension and violence between the federal government in Baghdad and the Peshmerga forces.”

He pointed out that the members of the Security Council, demanded “both sides to refrain from the use of force and engage in dialogue, according to an agreed timetable, and stop escalation.”

“The Council noted that the two sides have expressed their readiness for dialogue, and we feel encouraged by it, and stress the need to respect Iraq’s sovereignty and preserve its unity,” he said.

Tension between the Iraqi federal government and the administration of the northern region escalated following the last referendum on secession on 25 September.

During a security crackdown in mid-October, Iraqi forces seized control of most of the disputed areas with northern Iraq, including the northern province of Kirkuk, with little resistance from Peshmerga forces.

But sporadic violent clashes have been taking place between the two sides for three days in the areas of Tammas, the provinces of Nineveh (north) and Kirkuk.

Kurdistan asks the international community to press on Baghdad to stop military movements

Kurdistan calls on the international community to pressure Baghdad to stop military movements
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The President of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Nezhirvan Barzani, said during a meeting with the new Swedish ambassador to Baghdad, Puntus Melander, in Arbil, on Thursday, the international community to pressure the Iraqi government to stop its military moves against the Kurdistan Region and to resort to dialogue and negotiation to solve the problems between Arbil and Baghdad .
“Barzani said that the region has been and continues to believe in the principle of dialogue and stresses that the current tensions and violence will not solve the issues,” Barzani said in a statement to the news agency. He stressed that Baghdad and Erbil should begin dialogue to resolve the outstanding problems between them.
The statement added that Barzani, in his meeting with the Swedish ambassador, called on the international community to pressure Baghdad to stop the tensions and military movements in the region and to create a suitable ground for serious dialogue between Arbil and Baghdad.
Barzani pointed out that the political leadership and the Kurdistan Regional Government announced through several official letters support for dialogue and negotiation pointing out that the provincial government has recently sent a message to the Iraqi public and the Kurdistan and the world to immediately stop the fighting and freeze the results of the referendum and start a serious dialogue.
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) offered Wednesday the initiative to stop military operations, freeze the results of the referendum and start a serious dialogue to resolve problems with Baghdad. The United States welcomed the initiative, but Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi said he would not accept Cancel referendum.
Clashes erupted between the Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi forces and the popular crowd after the latter attacked the positions of the Peshmerga within the areas of Zamar and Rabia. The Peshmerga forces announced that they had confronted and defeated the forces in an official statement.


Security Council policy to hold an emergency session to discuss the tension between Baghdad and Erbil


Security Council holds an emergency meeting to discuss the tension between Baghdad and Erbil
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The United Nations Security Council president, Francois Dlater, said Thursday that his country had asked Sweden to convene an emergency session of the Security Council to discuss the tension in Iraq between the central government in Baghdad and the Kurdistan region.
“France reaffirms its call for dialogue and respect for the (Iraqi) constitution, and fully supports the mediation of Jan Kubic (representative of the UN Secretary-General in Iraq),” said Dlater, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council for the month of October.
“One of the objectives of today’s consultation session is to emphasize the need for a ceasefire in Iraq,” he told reporters at the UN headquarters in New York.

But there have been sporadic clashes between the two sides for three days in the areas of Tamas, Nineveh and Kirkuk (north).


The International Alliance praises progress in liberating al-Qaim and renews its support for a unified Iraq



Release Date: 2017/10/26 19:22 • 25 times read
welcomed the common tasks of the international coalition force led by the United States on Thursday the progress of Iraqi forces in the liberation of spend – based western province of Anbar , the process of Daesh.
“The international coalition will continue to support the Iraqi government for our belief in the importance of a unified Iraq that enjoys security and stability in the interests of the people,” the US Central Command said in a statement.
The statement said the Central Command expected the return of the population to the region after liberation, praising “the bravery of the Iraqi forces and the victories in the cities of Mosul, Tal Afar and Hawija.”
Prime Minister Haider Abadi announced on Thursday morning the launch of the liberation of the district of Rawa, In Iraq
, and the Joint Operations Command in Iraq announced that Iraqi forces were making progress in the battle to liberate the two cities.