Iraq leaves Chapter VII

10/12/2017 12:00 am

A major diplomatic victory announced by the Security Council and ended the program (oil for food)

Baghdad / Sabah / Omar Abdul Latif

Iraq on Saturday achieved a great diplomatic and economic victory coincided with the announcement of its military victory over terrorism. The UN Security Council issued Resolution 2390 on the withdrawal of Iraq from Chapter VII and ending the oil-for-food program and restoring its normal status and international standing. Iraq is poised for growth in all fields and sectors after its departure from Chapter VII in the oil-for-food program, and at a time when a number of them that the next stage will be distinctive in the political and diplomatic fields of Iraq, others hinted that there is a double action to progress quickly and left everything Iraq has been delayed for 27 years.

“After the series of diplomatic successes achieved by the Iraqi Foreign Ministry, its efforts culminated in the issuance of a resolution by the UN Security Council to exit Iraq from Chapter VII in the oil-for-food program and restore its normal status and status,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmad Mahjoub said in a statement received by Al-Sabah on Saturday. “Mahjoub added.” This came after Iraq completed all the commitments of the program. ”

The following is the text of the State Department’s official statement on Security Council Resolution 2390, issued on Friday night, 8 December, 2017:

“Supplementing the efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq to end Iraq’s files in the Security Council and inherited from the era of the former regime, The United Nations Charter, this Department, through our Representative in New York, has engaged in consultations with the United States and other Member States for the adoption of resolution 2390 (2017), adopted unanimously by the Security Council on 8 December 2017, in which the Security Council concluded that The parties (Iraq and the United Nations) have implemented the implementation In accordance with the provisions of Chapter VII under resolutions 1958 of 2010 and resolution 2335 of 2016. The new resolution is an important step in the restoration of Iraq’s natural status and international standing, which confirms the end of Iraq’s obligations under Chapter VII on the oil-for-food program after it was implemented Full).

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on March 30 that there is ongoing work in cooperation with the United Nations to close the file of Chapter VII. The decision allows Iraq to obtain funds frozen in foreign banks and in the Development Fund for Iraq and exit from the oil-for-food program.

Parliament member Iyad al-Jubouri described the move as “courageous,” saying it came because of the success of Iraqi diplomacy and drew the attention of the world after Iraq’s victory over the world’s most powerful terrorist organization.

Jubouri said in a statement singled out by the “morning”: “This decision will move in Iraq to a better state and restore the country to normal relations with other countries,” noting that “the regional and Arab and foreign countries began to win Iraq after a war fought for 3 years against gangs “Urging” the terrorists and victory over them. ”

He added that “this step is calculated for the government, which succeeded in its diplomatic endeavors and balanced relations with all countries, which led the United Nations to reconsider the survival of Iraq under Chapter VII,” and expected that “the year 2018 will be a good start for Iraq and Iraqis to achieve victories over all Political and economic development and the reconstruction of areas affected by terrorism and the return of displaced persons, “stressing that” this development will be only with the help of neighboring countries, regional and global Iraq to extend a helping hand to move in the right direction to achieve stability in the country in all provinces. ”

For his part, member of the House of Representatives Mahdi al-Zubaidi: “The seventh chapter, which was signed under the pretext of Iraq was because of the crazy and reckless policies and calculated by the regime after the occupation of Kuwait in 1990, prompting the international community to impose the embargo and the application of sanctions and make it under guardianship and incomplete Sovereignty “.

“After the fall of the former regime, great efforts were made with the help of the international community and neighboring countries to get Iraq out of this chapter and to make it a central part of the peace process in the Middle East away from abuses and aggression and creating problems in the region,” he said. That “these efforts culminated today in the success of the exit of Iraq from Chapter VII to restore his sovereignty in full and starting from this narrow space, which placed Iraq, which restricted him from acting freely in his money and sovereignty and decision, to become a state like other countries away from international mandates and decisions that would have been Iraq If There is a real leadership sponsor interests and the interests  of

his people. ”

Al-Zubaidi pointed out that “Iraq after these steps will be a pivotal country in the region and has regional and international influences and a stabilizing factor in the Middle East and a balance of powers in the region with great economic and human potentials to recover quickly and take its leading role in the world.”

“The withdrawal of Iraq from Chapter VII was a reward for his efforts to wage war on behalf of gangs,” he said, referring to a member of the House of Representatives, Rasul Radhi Abu Hasna, who called for “compliance with the conditions set forth by the Security Council.”

“This chapter has been linked to a dark era in the history of Iraq during the rule of the Baath and the former regime,” Abu Hasna said in a statement. “Iraq has responded to many of the conditions imposed by the Security Council,” Abu Hasna said. Which led to the Security Council to issue a resolution to lift the seventh item on Iraq in full as a reward for his victory over the forces of evil and terrorism, “hinting that” Iraq will change completely after his departure from this Chapter and it will be the countries with the best relationships well and built on good neighborliness and respect without the intervention of any country

Bach Its affairs “.

Abadi: the man of liberation and the unity and future of Iraq



Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced on Saturday (December 9th) the lifting of the flag of Iraq over all the territory of the country, stressing the liberation of the entire territory of Iraq. The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Haider al-Abbadi said in a speech on the occasion of the victory over the organization “calling the terrorist”, that “your land has been completely liberated and that your cities and villages raped returned to the bosom of the homeland and the dream of liberation has become a reality and the king of the hand,” explaining, “We have accomplished the difficult task in the circumstances And we won with the help of God and the steadfastness of our people and the bravery of our heroic forces, and with the blood of martyrs and wounded, our land has won a historic victory. “ “For three years, your heroic forces have entered cities and villages one after the other, and the Iraqi fighter has discharged the scourge of the enemy, the friend’s secret and the world’s astonishment,” he said. “This is the reality of the Iraqi who conquers the challenges and wins in the most difficult and difficult circumstances. In his speech, to assume their responsibilities in maintaining security and stability and prevent the return of terrorism again, urging them to refrain from returning to inflammatory and sectarian discourse, which was a major reason to enable the “urging” the terrorist from the occupation and destruction of cities. He touched on the issue of fighting corruption in the country, medicine Abadi stressed the opening of a new page of cooperation with all Arab and neighboring countries and the world on the basis of respect for national sovereignty and the exchange of interests and non-interference in the internal affairs. “We declare to our people and the whole world That the spare heroes arrived at the last strongholds advocated and cleansed and raised the flag of Iraq over areas of western Anbar, which was the last Iraqi land usurped, “noting that” the flag of Iraq flying high today over all Iraqi territory and the farthest border point. “ Not only won in the battle to liberate Iraq from the organization calling for the terrorist but also won the battle to maintain unity Iraq when he stood strongly and courageously against the referendum of the Kurdistan region, which was aimed at secession from Iraq, he is really a man of liberation and national unity In this context we ask two questions: , Can not liberate Iraq and preserve its unity to complete its march in rebuilding the Iraqi state?

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has registered several successes in dealing with internal and external crises since he took office in the summer of 2014, making him one of the most difficult figures in the Iraqi, regional and international political equation, especially as a leading figure in Iraq and abroad. In its policy in the war against the urging and liberation of Iraq from it, and the management of internal and regional crises.

On the security side, Haidar al-Abadi, the commander-in-chief of the Iraqi armed forces, was able to confront the “security cancer” of organizing and calling back from the various Iraqi provinces and clearing the Western deserts of the remnants of an oppressive organization. On the economic side, Haider al-Abadi raised the slogan of fighting corruption in all parts of the Iraqi state. There is a noticeable improvement in the performance of the Iraqi ministries, such as the Ministry of Industry, Social Affairs, Electricity and Oil. At the social level, according to a poll conducted by the Washington Institute in June this year in Anbar province, Salah al-Din and Mosul that Haider Abadi has the confidence of Iraqi citizens in those provinces and that the people of those provinces put their optimism and confidence. According to the poll, Abadi will determine the fate of Iraq in the post-Saddam era if he succeeds in investing this wave of confidence in his leadership. More than 70% of the Sunnis and 60% of Shiites support Abadi. In addition, 50% of the Sunnis in general and 53% of those under the control of Da’ash support a second term for Abadi, compared to 35% among Shiites. This confidence in Abadi led two-thirds of the population of Mosul to favor any governor appointed, even by the Shiite community, to the current governor of Mosul. This great confidence in Abbadi and his leadership also led the vast majority of the population of Mosul to reject any sort of very decentralized federal settlement for the future administration of their city. They prefer to remain part of the federal Iraqi state and reject any call for any other proposed settlement along the lines of the proposal of the semi-autonomous region. In the same context, more than 80% of the Sunnis, especially those who have experienced life under the control of “Da’ash”, want the Iraqi army and police to be the main security forces in their areas, not local tribal forces. The positive message that Abadi succeeded in conveying to the inhabitants of the liberated areas is that the state, while in its weakest form and most volatile stage, is still the only party capable of protecting its citizens. On the side of the emphasis on the unity of Iraqi soil, Haider Abadi confirmed his total rejection of the results of the referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan, and not only that, but took practical measures to avoid it. On the side of maintaining the territorial integrity of Iraq, Haider al-Abadi strongly stood against the referendum on the secession of the Kurdistan region.

As for the importance of the Arab dimension in the foreign policy of Haidar Abadi’s government, it is very clear. As a man of state in Iraq, Abadi is deeply aware that the Arab countries and the Arab identity form the strategic depth that is very difficult to dispense with. In Amman “that Iraq is one of the Arab countries that contributed to the establishment of the League of Arab States. Where Iraq was one of the Arab countries that attended the Arab Conference held in Alexandria in 1944, which was known historically Protocol Alexandria in 1944, which paved the way for the establishment of the League of Arab States on 22 March 1945. The importance of the Arab dimension in Iraqi politics is also evident when Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called on all Arab countries to participate in the reconstruction and stability efforts in the provinces after purging Iraq of an oppressive organization. In this context, Haidar al-Abadi pursued the policy of openness and rapprochement with the Arab countries. He visited Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt, and these visits are only practical evidence that Iraq is not deviating from its Arab depth. This Arab-Iraqi rapprochement will undoubtedly reflect positively on all levels Economic, military and security diplomacy between the two sides and opens a new page for inter-Arab cooperation. The Turkish-Iraqi relations have also been closer lately despite the tension that has soured relations between the two countries against the backdrop of the “Baasika camp.” Haidar al-Abadi is well aware that relations between countries do not go in a straight line. On the international level, Haidar al-Abadi has enjoyed international support since he came to govern Iraq. He is supported by the United States of America, both in the era of the former US administration and the current US administration, and supported by the European Union, particularly Germany and France.

In the wake of Haidar al-Abadi’s achievements at the domestic and foreign levels, the foreign policy journal Foreign Policy, which specializes in international and international affairs, has named Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi as one of the most prominent thinkers of the year. Economy and Politics In a commentary on the choice of Prime Minister Haider Abadi in the list of Foreign Policy of the world thinkers of 2017, saying that Iraq may turn into an unexpected success story. According to an article by American writer David Kania T that Abadi could return Iraq uniformly. Abadi has faced the most difficult work in the complex map of the Middle East, making his achievements remarkable successes never seen before, and over the past years managed to expel a terrorist organization calling from all Iraqi cities, Corruption in the sectors and institutions of the state, and also thanks to the slaves in preventing Iraq’s invasion or make Iraq the arena for regional conflicts to draw the internal political map, and Abadi political ability to collect the components of Iraq’s ethnic and ethnic and religious, which suffered a lot, Sion from aborted, and then came the fruits of those political statesmanship. She explained that Abadi’s attempt to keep Iraq united requires him to fight more than just terrorists. In October, after the Kurds held a referendum on independence, he launched a successful operation to restore the oil-rich Kirkuk region of the Peshmerga and extended the olive branch ” “Any attack on the Kurds is an attack on us,” he said on Oct. 17. “These movements are a higher example of the wisdom philosophy of the slaves, and it is difficult to overstate the revolutionary nature of his approach to Iraq.

In this context, the Spanish-language El Pais, a Spanish newspaper published in Spain and Europe on the Iraqi issue, described Haider al-Abadi as a “man of the stage” and became a “national leader”, attributing the reason that he achieved what seemed impossible and closed the doors of sectarianism. The newspaper said in a report, “Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, a man of the stage, and he has widespread support for the fight against a preacher.” The newspaper adds that “Abadi achieved what seemed impossible, and re-built the armed forces that expelled a supporter from the areas seized by three years ago,” noting that “Iraqi forces in the era of Abadi restored land seized by Peshmerga Kurdistan region of Iraq as a result of chaos.” The newspaper said that “Abadi became a national leader, where he generated an extraordinary consensus,” explaining that “the way he worked in the restoration of Mosul and Kirkuk, and his policy conveyed to the Iraqis the idea that it works for everyone.” The newspaper pointed out that “Abadi stressed the need for unity of all communities, and limited the excesses of armed groups.”

The second question that arises in this context is how Haidar al-Abadi gained his popularity in Iraq and respect for the Arab, regional and international countries until he became the next state man for Iraq?

From his vision of a post-Saddam Iraq, a phase of construction consisting of a series of steps consisting of seven interrelated points that do not advance or separate from each other. They must go together in a serious dialogue and community reconciliation that will bring together the page of terrorism and its aftermath of destruction, displacement and crimes against humanity. . The aim of this vision is to restore security, stability and basic services through what he called the restoration of stability and enable the displaced to return to their homes and their participation in the construction and reconstruction of what was destroyed by Dahesh, and to care for the families of the martyrs and the wounded and the fighters who sacrificed their blood in defense of the homeland and those affected by terrorism. And the culture of violence and hatred, and the mobilization of all national efforts to achieve these national and humanitarian goals ».

And the commitment to respect the other and peaceful coexistence with all partners in the homeland, different religious, doctrinal and intellectual respect for their sanctities, and the protection of minorities and the sanctity of places of worship for all religions and sects, and this is the basis for community reconciliation ». And not to allow the return of the cases and manifestations of anomalies that prevailed in Iraq in the pre-occupation of the cities, a state of incitement and tension and sectarian strife and national hate at the expense of the highest interests of the country, and this contributed to the empowerment of a supporter of the fall of cities and provinces.

“The fourth point is the importance of establishing good neighborly relations based on interests,” he said. And working with our national will and our independent Iraqi decision and not to pledge our will and our positions abroad in terms of our issues and our national interest.

And to respect the provisions of the judiciary and the rule of law in all parts of the state and society, which is the fifth point in our vision of post-liberation and victory ». He pointed out that «the sixth point is to continue with all strength and determination and with the cooperation of all to fight corruption in all its forms and images because it is the largest incubator of terrorism and crime. And the exclusion of state institutions and departments from political interference and quotas and not to take positions of responsibility and public functions in order to achieve justice ».

This vision that allowed it to implement it is able to rebuild Iraq in all areas, Iraq, which reached the ranks of failed state. At the first level, Abadi seeks to remove Iraq from its dark tunnel by re-establishing national cohesion and consolidating the policy of coexistence among its social components, rejecting the sectarian approach to the exercise of governance in Iraq and fighting corruption and arming the state by law. Preventing him from leaving or harming state security. Vahidar Abadi with “community reconciliation” in his opinion is more comprehensive than the national reconciliation required in turn between the parties and sects, community reconciliation enters into every house of Iraq tried to terrorism and thought Takfiri to distort the beliefs and raise hatred within each family and an Iraqi clan.

At the external level, it is with the policy of openness and rapprochement between Iraq and the Arab world, and against the politics of axis and polarization. And to establish good relations with the regional and international environment at the political, economic and trade levels. Foreign Minister Haidar al-Abadi is looking forward to a victory in the post-victory phase, according to Iraqi observers, until Iraq is a meeting place between the international and regional rivals, not the arena of conflict between them. This was manifested in his visit to Saudi Arabia, Iran and Kuwait, The visit was fruitful and it was recognized that Iraq was excluded from the US travel ban. The visit was then focused on the Trump plan to stamp out the role of Iraq and the role of Iraq in it, which Abadi learned It’s for Is different from his predecessor Obama’s plan, and therefore there is no change in US policy toward Iraq and is based on working to reduce the Iranian influence on Baghdad, as the previous administration has pursued.

August 11, 2014 was not a normal date for Haider al-Abadi, but an important historical station in his life and in the history and future of Iraq. Abadi is the best person to bring up the issue of reconciliation, reform and change, as he is familiar with everything in the country. That Abadi’s vision is closer to the Iraqi reality, if his vision is achieved in Iraq, you are in front of a statesman in a post-Saddam Iraq.

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Urgent .. News on the intention of “al-Sistati” issue a fatwa to resolve the volunteer volunteers Jihad “popular crowd”



Urgent .. News on the intention of “al-Sistati” issue a fatwa to resolve the volunteer volunteers Jihad “popular crowd”


09-12-2017 10:20 PMThe Euphrates –

Al-Furat news that the Supreme Reference Mr. Sistani will issue a fatwa during the next few hours related to the fate of the Volunteers of the Islamic Jihad fatwa ‘popular crowd’.

Sources close to the reference suggested that the content of the fatwa is ‘to solve the popular mobilization coinciding with the declaration of Iraq free of dupes’ and will be distributed to the security ministries.

A moment of raising the Iraqi flag over the border post between Iraq and Syria


Release date: 2017/12/9 22:53 • 153 times read
(Baghdad: Al Furat News) lifting the heroes of the 9th Armored Division of the Iraqi army and the popular crowd raising the Iraqi flag over the border post between the {Iraq and Syria}.
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Ebadi’s economic advisor puts big question marks on the mechanisms of currency conversion!

Date of release: 2017/12/9 21:44 • 139 times read

(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) The economic adviser to the Prime Minister of the appearance of Mohammed Saleh, there are significant question marks on the mechanisms of foreign currency conversion to Iraq.

Saleh said to the {Euphrates News} today, “to finance imports must be a conversion in foreign currency,” noting that “there is a question mark on the currency sign caused by confusion between the implementation of monetary policy of the central bank to control the levels of liquidity and at the same time trade finance, To create this ambiguity. ”

“If the Iraqi government finances its trade through documentary credits, why not finance the private sector in the same way,” he said, pointing out that “the argument of not funding is that there are no possibilities to download documentary credits as a more transparent tool in trade finance. There are not a number of international correspondents cooperating with Iraq to create or Open these credits, because of the long isolation of the sector of the Iraqi bank. ”

He added that “the central bank has a project to rebuild the institution to finance the foreign trade of the private sector by opening credits to establish what is called Cdbank, which is a collective bank in which all Iraqi banks (Al-Ahli and the government) is a bank to finance foreign trade.”

He pointed out that “obtaining a currency under the pretext of financing trade causes monopoly,” pointing out that “there is an alternative to this by rebuilding new standards to finance the private sector by establishing a large bank to finance this sector.”

Masoom congratulates the Iraqis and the world to achieve the final victory over the preacher

Release date: 2017/12/9 22:13 • 9 times read

(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) President of the Republic Fuad Masoum on Saturday congratulated the Iraqi people and the peoples of the world to achieve full and final victory over the terrorist.

“The importance of moving forward immediately to achieve a dignified return for all displaced people and to start efforts to achieve genuine and comprehensive national and community reconciliation as the surest guarantee for the protection and consolidation of national unity,” Masoum said in a statement.

He also called for “the creation of international capacities and support for the implementation of plans for the reconstruction of liberated areas, and the development of effective programs to raise the level of poor segments throughout the country, as well as continue to combat terrorist ideas and tyranny and exclusion of any kind to block the return of terrorism and crimes.”

“The leaders, officers and soldiers of our armed forces have demonstrated their efficiency, their morale, the spirit of heroism, steadfastness and perseverance in making this great historic victory,” he said, praising the courage and sacrifice of all its formations of army, police, security forces, Peshmerga forces, And the formations of our armed forces of engineering and medical support and logistical supply, volunteers from the tribes and civilian volunteers in the liberated areas, and all citizens who contributed in any way to achieve this eternal victory. ”

He also hailed the sacrifices of journalists and media professionals, especially the martyrs, stressing the need for double and urgent attention to the families of martyrs and wounded and to treat the wounded urgently.

Iraq enters the sixth item after his departure from the seventh

Saturday 9 December 2017 12:57 pm

BAGHDAD – The Iraqi Foreign Ministry confirmed on Saturday that Iraq is out of Chapter VII, according to the Security Council resolution, while noting that it remained in Article 6, which also has some requirements on Iraq to abide by and subject to it in order to get out of it.

Committee member Sadik al-Labban told Iraq News that “Iraq’s exit from the seventh item did not end the previous sanctions, so Iraq remained in the sixth item, which also meets certain requirements obliging Iraq to abide by it and submit to the United Nations and the UN Security Council in order to get out of the File item VI “.

He added that “the requirements of the seventh item are the same requirements in the sixth item, but the difference that in the seventh item is dangerous and requires the use of force to implement, and this means that Iraq to force to implement these requirements and after implementation and exit from this item, It is not big and important and Iraq is able to get out easily. ”

The Iraqi Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday that the Security Council issued a decision to leave Iraq from Chapter VII, indicating that this came after a series of diplomaticsuccesses.

“After the series of diplomatic successes achieved by the Iraqi Foreign Ministry, its efforts culminated in the issuance of a resolution by the UN Security Council to exit Iraq from Chapter VII in the oil-for-food program and restore it to its natural status and international standing, He pointed out that “this came after Iraq completed all the obligations of the program.”

The United States congratulates Iraq on liberating its entire territory

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The joy of the Iraqi forces victory

The United States congratulated Iraq by proclaiming the full liberation of all its territory from the control of the Da’ash organization.

“The United States pays tribute to the leadership of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, and we extend our sincere congratulations to the Iraqi people and to the courageous Iraqi security forces, many of whose men lost their lives during the fighting,” the State Department said in a statement.

The statement reiterated Iraq’s assertion that the liberation of Iraq’s territory “does not mean the end of the war against terrorism and even against the Da’ash in Iraq,” stressing the continuation of the United States and the international coalition to defeat the organization, as well as continue to advise and training Iraqi forces and processing.

The United States has contributed about $ 1.7 billion in humanitarian aid and has provided more than $ 265 million to help stabilize Iraq since 2014. It also contributed $ 112 million to help remove booby-trapped vehicles, mines and timed munitions.

Source: US State Department website

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Washington: Iraqis sacrificed their lives in defense of their homeland and the world

US Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Seelman on Saturday congratulated the Iraqis on the occasion of the announcement of the final victory over the organization “Daash”.

“We congratulate all Iraqis on the full liberation of Iraq from the oppressors,” Seelman said in a statement posted on his official Facebook page and his follow-up, “Iraq News”, noting that “elements of the Iraqi security forces committed themselves to this noble campaign.”

“Many of them have sacrificed their lives in defense of their homeland and the world against the most evil form of terrorism,” the US ambassador said.

The head of the armed forces, General Haider al-Abadi, announced on Saturday the liberation of the entire Iraqi territory from the control of the Daash organization after lifting the flag of Iraq over areas west of Anbar, which was the last land usurped. Finished

The central bank calls on the government to get rid of dependence on oil


Economy News Baghdad:

The governor of the Central Bank Ali Alaq, the Iraqi government to get rid of dependence on the oil sector during the next 30 years.

Al-Alak said in his speech at the Third Annual Conference of the Central Bank held in Baghdad, under the title “The role of the Central Bank in achieving financial and economic stability,” and attended by “Economy News”, “Iraq needs a national or institutional management that represents the ability of the government to manage the country in a manner Effective for stability and development as well as the separation of powers and effective coordination, “calling for the application of electronic governance and management of the country through the macro-economy to produce a national wealth and variety.

He added that “the financial management, which has worked during the current period to reduce expenditures and manage public debt and reduce the gap between expenditure and revenue, which is 90% to cope with fluctuations in oil prices,” noting that “Iraq needs to reduce the gap by 2.5% per year and for 30 years to become the country after 30 years depends on oil by 15%. ”

He noted that “the central bank contributed to the stability of the exchange rate and maintain inflation through the injection of 25 trillion dinars.”