Abadi: the region is expanding at the expense of crises and will not allow the targeting of civilians and federal forces (expanded)


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(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said that the Kurdistan region expanded at the expense of internal crises, adding that “we will not allow the targeting of civilians and federal forces.”
Abadi said in his weekly press conference on Tuesday that “our federal forces have completed deployment in all disputed areas,” noting that “the Kurdistan region has expanded at the expense of internal crises,” stressing that “not to allow targeting civilians or federal forces.”
“We will not resort to any state or axis to solve our internal problems,” he said, stressing “the commitment of the Iraqi government to pay the salaries of employees in the region and protect the security of citizens.”
“We have the names of those who plan to include the disputed areas in security crises, and names planning security crises in the disputed areas,” he said, referring to “the presence of those who seek to undermine security in the country.”
He pointed out that “the region controlled two-thirds of the oil of Kirkuk after the entry of Daash,” pointing out that “we are working to achieve justice in the distribution of wealth to all regions of Iraq,” noting that ”
He said “the disclosure of a partnership between some corrupt and oil smugglers of Kurdistan,” declaring “the export of 550 thousand barrels of Iraqi oil in October last through the port of Jahan Turkish.”
He explained that “the number of employees and Peshmerga in the region under scrutiny and most of them is not sound,” adding that “the decision of the Federal Court on the referendum is in force on all regions of Iraq.”
“We have directed the security forces to deal with any attack even from inside Syrian territory,” he said. “There is a global desire to learn about the capabilities and expertise of the Iraqi joint forces,” he said, adding that “there is a serious terrorist threat, Europe and the countries of the region are not immune to it. “Our weapons capabilities are in advanced stages and we are strengthening them by supplying fighter jets.”
He revealed that “the Council of Ministers agreed to release the dues of farmers for the past three years, and agreed to exempt contractors from the benefits of their loans,” recalling that “the German Chancellor confirmed the existence of financial support for Iraq.”



The Council of Ministers holds its regular session chaired by Prime Minister Dr. Haider Abadi


The Cabinet held its regular session Tuesday, November 7, 2017, headed by Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abbadi.

The Council voted to finance the rehabilitation project for the Mohammed Al Qasim Road Road. The road will be opened for cars and small means of transport within a period of not more than one month from the referral of the project to the company to which it will be referred.
The Council of Ministers voted on the Charter of Good Governance for Non-State Owned Companies and its Road Map.

The adoption of the poverty database was also voted on as a key pillar in the planning and implementation of social policies and programs.

The Council approved the authorization of the undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance and the agency to sign the German contract.
The Council of Ministers voted to allocate a piece of land to the Iraqi House of Creativity Foundation without allowance for the purpose of caring for orphans.

In addition, a loan agreement was signed with the Kuwait Development Fund and a vote on the payment of arrears of farmers’ arrears for the years 2014-2015 to 2016.
The Cabinet voted to complete the iron bridge in Haditha and voted to approve the recommendations of the consultative meeting on non -payment of benefits from contractors.


Nineveh disrupts official working hours Wednesday and Thursday



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The Nineveh Provincial Council decided on Wednesday and Thursday to hold an official holiday on the occasion of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, peace be upon him.

“It is decided to consider on Wednesday and Thursday, 8 to 9 November 2017, an official holiday in all the departments of Nineveh province,” Nineveh provincial council president Bashar al-Kiki said in a statement on Tuesday.

A number of Iraqi provinces announced that the official working hours would be suspended on Wednesday and Thursday.


UNAMI calls on the Kurdistan Region to “respect” the decision of the Federal Court 

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The United Nations Mission in Iraq, the province of Kurdistan to respect the decision of the Federal Court, and engage in negotiations with Baghdad. 

The Federal Supreme Court issued a decision to interpret article (1) of the Constitution, which concluded that this article and other related constitutional articles affirmed the unity of Iraq. Article 109 of the Constitution obliges all federal authorities to preserve this unit. 

“The Iraqi government has fully affirmed its commitment to the constitution and the decisions of the Federal Court, including its full commitment to preserving the unity of Iraq,” a statement said. 

The mission urged “the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq to recognize this ruling issued by the Federal Court, and the emphasis on adherence to the Constitution.” 

And called for dialogue between Baghdad and Erbil “in a spirit of partnership and respect for the Constitution, which respects in itself the constitutional rights of the Kurdistan Region.”

She said she was ready to participate in the dialogue as requested. 

He called on Prime Minister Haider Abadi, the Kurdistan region to declare the lack of independence from Iraq. 

“We call on the region to make clear its commitment to non-separation or independence from Iraq based on the decision of the Federal Court,” Abbadi said in a statement. 

The head of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Nechirvan Barzani, offered Abadi to hold a quick meeting to resolve the tension by reference to the Iraqi constitution. 

Earlier, the Kurdistan Regional Government offered a freeze on the results of the referendum, which was held for independence from Iraq following an escalating tension with Baghdad which reached an armed clash with some of the disputed bays.


The Central Bank is holding its third annual conference next month to discuss financial stability in Iraq

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Economy News Baghdad:
The Central Bank will hold its third annual conference next month under the title of the role of the Central Bank of Iraq in achieving financial and economic stability.
A source in the Central Bank of Iraq, “The Economist News”, “The Central Bank will be held on the ninth and tenth of December next year, the third annual conference under the auspices of the governor Ali Alalak,” adding that “the conference will discuss the sustainability of public debt and financial stability in Iraq and achieve the process of inclusion The performance of banks and mechanisms to stimulate the financial sector through monetary policy tools and highlight the financial merit of the banking sector.
He pointed out that “the conference aims to strengthen the relationship between the tools of monetary policy and macroeconomic variables and strengthen the role of the financial sector.”
“The conference also seeks to create an interactive meeting between officials of monetary policy, academics and researchers to determine the mechanisms that monetary policy can adopt in achieving its objectives,” noting that “among the objectives of the conference to achieve the strategy of the Central Bank.”


Iraq is borrowing $ 500 million from the Saudi Fund for Development

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Economy News Baghdad:
An official source in the Iraqi government said Tuesday that the government is going to borrow from the Saudi Fund for Development $ 500 million to fill the fiscal deficit in the budget of 2018.
The source, who preferred not to disclose his name to “Economy News”, “The government within the draft budget for 2018 decided to borrow from the Saudi Fund for Development 500 million dollars in order to fill the financial deficit,” noting that “50 million dollars will be spent in the budget next year on three ministries “He said.
He pointed out that “the share of the Ministry of Health of the $ 50 million is $ 20 million, water resources $ 20 million and agriculture $ 10 million.”


Oil continues to rise and records $ 64

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Oil prices rose to $ 64 a barrel, the highest since July 2015.

Brent crude hit $ 64.25 a barrel at 06:52 GMT today. 

US WTI crude futures closed up $ 1.70, or 3.0 percent, at $ 57.35 a barrel. 

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