In the document: Executive summary of the budget … The central government paid the region (108,074,691) dinars


01-12-2017 09:04 PM


Baghdad News –



The Executive Department of the House of Representatives, on Friday, revealed the executive summary of the budget.


The Department said in a statement received ‘Baghdad News’ a copy of it, the central government has made payments from the federal budget to the Kurdistan Region for the period (2005 – 2016) about (89,130,601) million dinars, (ninety nine trillion and one hundred and thirty billion and six hundred and one million dinars ).
The total revenues from the region registered with the Federal Ministry of Finance for the period (2005-2016) amounted to (2,273,430) million dinars (two trillion two hundred and seventy-three billion four hundred million dinars).
The statement added that the net amount paid by the federal government after excluding the revenues registered with the Federal Ministry of Finance for the Kurdistan Region (86,857,171) million dinars, (eighty-six trillion and one hundred and seventy-seven billion and one hundred and seventy-one million dinars), that is, the amount of funding is greater than revenues.
The statement said that the total imports of crude oil exported by the Kurdistan Region (without notice to the federal government) and outside the federal budget for the period (2014-2016) amounted to (21,217,520) million dinars, (twenty one trillion and two hundred and seventeen billion and five hundred and twenty million dinars).
The statement said that the net amounts paid by the central government to the Kurdistan Region after excluding the revenues of the region registered with the Federal Ministry of Finance from (2005 – 2016) will be the amount of approximately (108,074,691) million dinars, (one hundred and eight trillion four hundred and seventy billion six hundred and one Ninety million dinars).


Parliament begins its special session tomorrow with the first reading of the budget of 2018

Date of release: 2017/12/1 23:36 • 70 times read
(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) The House of Representatives begins its special session tomorrow, the first reading of the federal budget law for the next year.
A statement by the Information Department of the House of Representatives received the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of it today, “the agenda of the extraordinary meeting of the House of Representatives tomorrow will include a report and discuss the proposed law to amend the law of elections of the Iraqi Council of Representatives No. 45 for 2013 {1} article.
“The session also includes the first reading of the draft federal budget law of the Republic of Iraq for the fiscal year 2018.”



Short Link

12/1/2017 11:05:30 PM

U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on Friday embarked on a five-day trip to Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan and Kuwait, the Pentagon said, according to Reuters.

Mattis is scheduled to meet with leaders in each nation “to re-affirm the enduring U.S. commitment to partnerships in the Middle East, West Africa and South Asia,” it said in a statement.

US adviser reveals Trump’s priorities in Iraq

US adviser reveals Trump's priorities in Iraq

Last updated
Baghdad / Al-Ghad Press:
US Secretary of State for Near Eastern and Central Asian Minorities, Knox Thames, said Friday that the protection of Iraq’s rich cultural and religious diversity is a priority for President Trump’s administration.
The US Embassy in Iraq said in a statement received by “Al-Ghad Press” that “The Thames returned to Iraq during the period from 28 to 30 November on his second visit within three months,” indicating that “during this visit to Baghdad, the Special Adviser met with the Speaker of the House of Representatives Salim al-Jubouri, the Chief Justice, the President of the Supreme Judicial Council, Judge Faik Zaidan, as well as members of parliament from minority Christian, Yazidid, Sabean Mandaean, Turkoman and other religious leaders, judicial officials and United Nations representatives in Iraq. They discussed the challenges faced by religious groups In Iraq and means to ensure the protection of these groups that have suffered their local communities often at the hands of Daesh. “
“Special adviser Thames spoke to these partners and local media about how the United States can support the government of Iraq and its international partners to help minority communities recover from an authoritarian occupation,” she said. “The efforts of the United States to protect religious diversity in Iraq, to ​​promote the equal treatment of all Iraqis and to invest in the restoration of the cultural heritage of religious minorities destroyed or damaged by a sympathetic organization.”
“Protecting Iraq’s rich cultural and religious diversity is a priority of President Trump’s administration and I am grateful to have fruitful discussions with many members of religious minority groups in Iraq as well as with the United Nations on how the United States can,” the Special Adviser said during his visit. And the international community to move forward with efforts to protect these vulnerable groups. “


Officially .. Budget of 2018 on the agenda of parliament on Saturday

Twilight News

one hour ago

“The draft federal budget law for the next year reached the Iraqi Council of Representatives as it is scheduled to be read on Saturday for the first time.

The agenda of the meeting includes a report and discussion of the proposed amendment to the law of elections of the Iraqi Council of Representatives No. (45) for the year.

As well as the first reading of the draft federal budget of the Republic of Iraq for the fiscal year 2018.


Urgent policy .. Nechirvan Barzani arrives in France on an official visit

URGENT Nizarvan Barzani arrives in France for official visit
 Twilight News    
 38 minutes ago

The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Nechirvan Barzani, arrived Friday evening in the French capital of Paris on an official visit lasting several days.

Barzani’s visit to Paris comes at the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macaron.

Barzani had traveled to Paris by road from the Ibrahim al-Khalil border crossing with Turkey.


Deputy: The final accounts of the budget of 2017 should be presented to the parliamentary finance



Last updated

The time now is 03:25 PM

BAGHDAD / Al-Ghad Press:

MP on the coalition of state law, Faleh al-Khazali, on Friday, the need to present the final accounts of the budget this year to the parliamentary finance committee for approval.

“The government was able to secure the salaries of fighters and employees as well as issues related to the health aspect despite the challenges and financial crisis during the current year,” Khazali told Al-Ghad Press. “So far, no final calculations have been made. Parliamentary finance for ratification

of the Iraqi Foreign Minister: We need a Marshall Plan

Twilight News

6 hours ago

Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said that after the war, his country needs to “support” wide international aid, similar to that offered by Washington to Western Europe after the Second World War.

“I ask the international community to help us, as well as to help us to fight,” he said in a speech at the Mediterranean Dialogue Forum in Rome on Thursday.

Referring to the large number of foreign nationals of the Da’ash group, the minister said that Iraq fought in the context of “a world war, and therefore the world today should help us.”

He added that “the Daash is no longer a strategic threat to the Iraqi regime,” calling on the international community to help Iraq in the reconstruction of destroyed cities such as Mosul, similar to what was done to German cities after World War II.

The Marshall Plan was named after a US aid program for Western Europe, particularly Germany, after World War II, which was introduced in 1947 by US Secretary of State George Marshall and entered into force in April 1948.

The program included 17 European countries. The stated goal was to rebuild the war-torn European economy, remove trade barriers, modernize European industry and develop the region as a whole.

State Department denies plans to remove Tillerson

– 12/1/2017 AM . 10:22:00 a.m.

28 Number of readings

Khandan –

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson “loves his job” and intends to stay at the top of the ministry after rumors that US President Donald Trump was going to replace him with someone else, State Department spokeswoman Heather Noiret said.

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly called the State Department to confirm to its staff that “rumors” of a reshuffle were “incorrect,” Naort said.

“The White House announced on Thursday that it has no announcement about changing people,” Naort said.

“Tilerson loves his work,” the spokeswoman said, noting that he had several meetings scheduled for next week during his trip to Europe.

“The secretary of state remains at the president’s disposal,” Naort said, stressing that Tillerson’s agenda was “heavy” and “would continue this program.”

During the conference, the US Secretary of State at the White House attended a meeting on the crisis in Syria with senior national security officials.

The White House said in response to speculation about an imminent change to Tilerson that the latter was still in office, noting there was “no announcement at this stage.”

“There is no announcement at this stage, Tilerson continues to take charge of the State Department, and the whole government is focusing on the end of this very successful first year of the Trump administration,” presidential spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

The New York Times reported on Thursday that the White House was considering appointing the current director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Mike Pompeo, as foreign minister soon to succeed Wilson, and said Kelly prepared the move, which is expected to take place “in the coming weeks.”

But the newspaper could not say whether Trump had given his final approval.

Relations between the president and his foreign minister have deteriorated considerably and the possible resignation of ExxonMobil, the former chief executive of oil giant ExxonMobil, has been under speculation for months.

In early October, NBC reported that Tilerson described the US president as a “scoundrel” at the end of a Pentagon meeting.

Tillerson also defended Iran’s nuclear deal, which Trump announced last month to Congress to withdraw its endorsement of Tehran’s commitment to it.

This prompted the US Secretary of State to confirm his public support for the US president and his commitment to the success of his mandate.