US emphasises Importance of Sound Banking System

US Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman (pictured) has  joined other distinguished guests and speakers at the Iraq Banking and Investment Summit on December 2.

The Ambassador spoke about the need to create economic opportunity for Iraq’s younger generation through a transition from a government-controlled, oil-based economy, toward a more diversified free market system that fosters and encourages private investment.

He noted the need to improve the ease of doing business in Iraq and emphasized that a sound banking system will be crucial to provide financing for aspiring entrepreneurs and business people.

The U.S. Embassy supports Prime Minister Abadi’s efforts to address these reforms and ‎is actively engaged in promoting U.S. business investment in Iraq.

(Source: US Embassy)

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Revealed: Abadi to declare Iraq free of ISIS within 72 hours

 

December 05 2017 12:16 PM
72 hours to declare Iraq is free of ISIS
72 hours to declare Iraq is free of ISIS

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will declare that Iraq is free from ISIS in the next 72 hours after the military operation in western Badia region, at the border of the Syrian territories,  a well-informed source said on Tuesday.

He added that the Iraqi joint forces have advanced in the region, having regard not to hurt the residents.

He also denied any slowdown in the operation, pointing out that it proceeds as planned.

In addition, the next few days will witness the declaration of securing of the Iraqi-Syrian borders, Mahmoud al-Falahi, the commander of  Anbar operations, said.

He added that the security plan included deploying watchtowers along the borders to monitor the infiltration of ISIS terrorists towards Iraqi lands.

In June 2014, ISIS captured large swathes of Iraq and Syria. But Iraqi forces, backed by US-led coalition launched a campaign to oust the terror group of the two countries.

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Abadi reveals lists of corruption prepared for the investigation and calls for the Kurdistan to solve its problems before the dialogue {expanded}

Date of release: 2017/12/5 21:00 • 225 times read
(Baghdad: Al Furat News) Prime Minister Haider Abadi, the preparation of lists of corruption and investigation, calling “the Kurdistan region to solve their internal problems to start dialogue with Baghdad.”
“There is a great international interest in Iraq today, some thought that this interest would be reduced,” Abadi stressed at the weekly press conference Tuesday, “the need to control the Iraqi border completely to control the terrorist acts,” noting that “Iraq since 1991 when The Baath regime entered into a siege of its people and ruined all its relations with the region. “
“The successive governments of Iraq since 2003 have given up a lot and sent delegations to countries that were trying to improve their relationship and open embassies in Baghdad did not come as a result,” adding that “Iraq today is strong and the world is coming and wants to open embassies in Baghdad and courted him contrary to what some said that Iraq is subject to regional states. “
He added that “Iraq today has stronger military forces than any force in the region because they bear the will and faith and fought the most terrorist organization,” he said, “returned to him” a great achievement for Iraq, a strong relations, “noting that” our efforts today focused on combating corruption and persistent By, and know that citizens are quick to know the corrupt, “asserting” the presence of political blocs escalate the expectation of their goal of our failure. “
“There are those who publish false lists, I do not want to be dragged with them, they are liars and they are trying to dismantle the country. I know that there are partners in the control of oil and the investigations will show all of this, but I have set up a high committee of experts to look at the issue,” he said, A political attempt to sink the country and distort the work; but there are prepared lists under investigation, corruption must be fought because it is a crime to steal public funds for the people.
“The Iraqi government has a position on Mansher America’s determination to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the Council of Ministers rejects this step and expressed deep concern,” he warned, “warning of” the repercussions of this decision on the region and the world and the injustice of the rights of Palestinians, “noting that” Iraq Stands strongly in condemning this matter, “calling on everyone to” reject this trend. “
“The Iraqi government does not judge the defendants, but the Judicial Council, although it has evidence in this matter,” he said. “We have no reason to cover up the case,” Ebadi said in response to Human Rights Watch’s report on the trial of some detainees without evidence. Who is violating human rights, and I wish that the voice of this organization was higher when it invaded Iraq. “
On the delay of the dialogue between the governments of the region and the center, he explained Abadi, “as we have previously announced that we started the steps of commissions to investigate the salaries of the region, we want to audit the fear of money to go to the parties and parties, was assigned financial supervision and a special committee of the Secretariat and we will begin the first steps to pay salaries will not last long “He said.
“The airports in Kurdistan are not closed, but international flights from the airport of the province are not allowed for this Kurdish citizen will not be affected, and the whole world with us in this our request is clear in the Iraqi Constitution in the case of passports and the border port is an exclusive federal responsibility and brothers in the region must agree “And called on them to” solve their internal problems and we are ready to dialogue basically on the basis of sound to reach a result and welcome any dialogue because we are keen on the Kurdish people, but we have a problem with Kurdish politicians. “
He explained that “Iraq began its position today independent and there are those who come out with sectarian slogans trying to mislead the public opinion, which is not dependent on one and keen on good relations with the international community through common interests, as no country can live in an environment hostile to him.”
He added: “There is no summary of the war on corruption; not to give a chance to the corrupt in our maids, which is like security and intelligence work and called the secrets of the country and we will keep until we surprised by the corrupt and will see the citizens, and we resort to Iraqi experts and we have international experts but we need international expertise.
“US troops are not deployed outside the training camp for Iraqi forces,” he said

 

International Monetary Fund presses Baghdad to increase the share of the Kurdistan Region of the budget of 2018

 

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Baghdad / / .. The Rapporteur of the Finance Committee Parliamentary Ahmad Haji Rashid, Tuesday, that “the International Monetary Fund is pressing the federal government to increase the share of the Kurdistan Region of the financial budget for 2018. ” 
He pointed out in a press statement that “the share of the region will increase if the international pressure continues on the government of Abbadi, and the failure of efforts means the survival of the region’s share unchanged .” 
“Rashid pointed out that” the parliamentary finance committee has not yet started its meeting on the draft budget bill for 2018, “pointing out that” is scheduled to meet soon . ” 
He also stressed that “the Committee will return the draft financial budget law to the Council of Ministers to bring about changes in the project according to its proposals .” Finished

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Barzani and Kurdish Communists “diagnose” a mechanism to solve problems

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The leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani, discussed Tuesday with the Kurdistan Communist Party the stage that followed the referendum and the events of October 16 and the position of Baghdad and the international community.

Barzani met with the delegation of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Kurdistan (KDP) on Tuesday.

The meeting discussed the living conditions of the citizens and the measures that could contribute to overcoming this stage and obstacles faced by the importance of the unity of the political situation of the Kurdish political parties as well as highlight the political process in the region.

Both sides stressed that elections are the best way to address political problems, noting that political parties should help the provincial government to improve people’s living conditions.

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Abadi reveals lists of corruption prepared for the investigation and calls for the Kurdistan to solve its problems before the dialogue {expanded}

Date of release: • 2017/12/5 21:00 • 150 times scheduled

(Baghdad: Al Furat News) Prime Minister Haider Abadi, the preparation of lists of corruption and investigation, calling “the Kurdistan region to solve their internal problems to start dialogue with Baghdad.”

“There is a great international interest in Iraq today, some thought that this interest would be reduced,” Abadi stressed at the weekly press conference Tuesday, “the need to control the Iraqi border completely to control the terrorist acts,” noting that “Iraq since 1991 when The Baath regime entered into a siege of its people and ruined all its relations with the region. ”

“The successive governments of Iraq since 2003 have given up a lot and sent delegations to countries that were trying to improve their relationship and open embassies in Baghdad did not come as a result,” adding that “Iraq today is strong and the world is coming and wants to open embassies in Baghdad and courted him contrary to what some said that Iraq is subject to regional states. ”

He added that “Iraq today has stronger military forces than any force in the region because they bear the will and faith and fought the most terrorist organization,” he said, “returned to him” a great achievement for Iraq, a strong relations, “noting that” our efforts today focused on combating corruption and persistent By, and know that citizens are quick to know the corrupt, “asserting” the presence of political blocs escalate the expectation of their goal of our failure. ”

“There are those who publish false lists, I do not want to be dragged with them, they are liars and they are trying to dismantle the country. I know that there are partners in the control of oil and the investigations will show all of this, but I have set up a high committee of experts to look at the issue,” he said, A political attempt to sink the country and distort the work; but there are prepared lists under investigation, corruption must be fought because it is a crime to steal public funds for the people.

“The Iraqi government has a position on Mansher America’s determination to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the Council of Ministers rejects this step and expressed deep concern,” he warned, “warning of” the repercussions of this decision on the region and the world and the injustice of the rights of Palestinians, “noting that” Iraq Stands strongly in condemning this matter, “calling on everyone to” reject this trend. ”

“The Iraqi government does not judge the defendants, but the Judicial Council, although it has evidence in this matter,” he said. “We have no reason to cover up the case,” Ebadi said in response to Human Rights Watch’s report on the trial of some detainees without evidence. Who is violating human rights, and I wish that the voice of this organization was higher when it invaded Iraq. ”

On the delay of the dialogue between the governments of the region and the center, he explained Abadi, “as we have previously announced that we started the steps of commissions to investigate the salaries of the region, we want to audit the fear of money to go to the parties and parties, was assigned financial supervision and a special committee of the Secretariat and we will begin the first steps to pay salaries will not last long “He said.

“The airports in Kurdistan are not closed, but international flights from the airport of the province are not allowed for this Kurdish citizen will not be affected, and the whole world with us in this our request is clear in the Iraqi Constitution in the case of passports and the border port is an exclusive federal responsibility and brothers in the region must agree “And called on them to” solve their internal problems and we are ready to dialogue basically on the basis of sound to reach a result and welcome any dialogue because we are keen on the Kurdish people, but we have a problem with Kurdish politicians. ”

He explained that “Iraq began its position today independent and there are those who come out with sectarian slogans trying to mislead public opinion, which is not dependent on one and keen on good relations with the international community through common interests, as no country can live in an environment hostile to him.”

He added: “There is no summary of the war on corruption; not to give a chance to the corrupt in our maids, which is like security and intelligence work and called the secrets of the country and we will keep until we surprised by the corrupt and will see the citizens, and we resort to Iraqi experts and we have international experts but we need international expertise.

“US troops are not deployed outside the training camp for Iraqi forces,” he said.

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The international coalition estimates less than 3,000 of the remaining jihadists in Iraq and Syria

 

Dec 05, 2017

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The US-led coalition has estimated the number of Islamic state fighters remaining in Iraq and Syria to be less than 3,000, coalition spokesman Col. Ryan Dillon said Tuesday.

Asked about the number of Islamic state fighters remaining in the field, Dillon said during a video dialogue at the expense of the official coalition on Twitter that “the fighters of the state organization less than three thousand people. Are still a threat, but we will continue to support our partners to defeat them. “

Iraqi forces are in the process of sweeping the western desert of the country bordering the Syrian border, to pursue the last elements of the extremist organization, which lost three weeks ago the last inhabited town under his control.

The operation is the latest operation that is expected to announce at the end of Prime Minister Haider Abadi the final defeat of the extremist organization in Iraq.

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