Declaration of victory on the «Da’ash» and the upcoming electoral battle

Sadiq al-Tai

Dec 16, 2017

Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi announced the final victory over the organization of “Da’ash” that has put a point in the last line of fierce military battles against the organization in Iraq, to end the war and to start at the same moment a new sentence that could be the beginning of fierce battles ahead, battles against corruption and against partners and adversaries In the political process, which was punctuated by the quotas and quotas between the political blocs so flooded the country and the people in a catastrophic situation of poor services and loss of security and lack of minimum requirements for normal life enjoyed by people in any country in the world, in addition to fear of proliferation of weapons outside the Rh state, and the possibility of encroachment of armed factions of the crowd that it seems bent on entering the next electoral battle based on what has been achieved from active participation on the ground and great sacrifices made in the battles waged against terrorism.

The position of Sunni blocs

Some of the political parties of the Sunni blocs are seeking to postpone the elections without proposing an alternative date. The main argument they put forward in their political discussions is the lack of readiness of their cities, which have become piles of rubble and ruins, the natural result. The military forces against the most powerful terrorist organizations in the world. Some Sunni blocs also view the impossibility of holding elections in their cities, which were under the control of “da’ash” and were liberated because of the millions of people migrating to these cities.

That these blocks are considered the provinces of northern and western Iraq and its political surroundings in which it moves, and it is impossible for politicians to convince the voter who lives in refugee camps and suffers from the destruction of cities and lacks the simplest services to interact with the political process and accept the elections. As most Sunni blocs today see it is very difficult to move on the street which suffered during the crisis of the control of the terrorist organization on its cities, where the Sunni political class fled to live comfortably in Kurdistan or the neighboring countries of the region and did not participate in the battles of the liberation of cities except a few, The political factions were behind their backs and joined the government effort, whether in the tribal or local police or the armed forces. They also helped the voters who formed about half of the inhabitants of these provinces who lived in the quartering camps. This small segment of the political bloc Sunnis, are demanding today and strongly to hold the parliamentary elections on time because they aspire to reap the efforts made in the previous phase, but even those who reject or demand postponement, we find today re-calculated and aggregated in new electoral lists under the most important slogan can attract voters in their cities in this The stage is the return of the displaced to their cities after the promises of reconstruction and rehabilitation.

The popular crowd and the danger of guns

After the announcement of victory became the subject of the popular mobilization factions of the subjects of the important and embarrassing, while the party believes defending the survival of the body of the crowd as they are, that is to consider the military body of the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, and formality, as effectively moved field leaders proved their presence on the ground, This is reminiscent of the experiences of regional observers that fear the allies before the enemies. To look at the body of the crowd today and its future in Iraq is reminiscent of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Foundation, which since its establishment has become a rival institution for the army based on ideological construction linked to the jurist and the rule of institutions and wealth and structure almost represent Ululation within the state. The issue of the Popular Lobby is also mentioned with the experience of the Lebanese Hezbollah and the weapon of resistance that is outside the control of the Lebanese state. Hezbollah, which acted independently, led the Lebanese state to sometimes fateful conflicts, as happened in the July 2006 war with Israel. Syrian civil war in defense of the regime.

The rush of some factions of the Iraqi popular crowd in regional conflicts such as Asaib Ahl al-Haq, Abu Fadl al-Abbas Brigade, the Iraqi Battalions Brigades and the Iraqi Hizballah represents a real threat to the Iraqi political game by the fact that these factions were subject to the popular crowd, while in reality they confirm that they are linked ideologically by reference Mr. Khamenei in Iran and receives guidance and support from the Iranian Quds Force, and we are today about the unprecedented situation of the transformation of these factions across the new political interfaces to the blocks and parties will participate in the upcoming election campaign supported by the endorsement of a large segment of the Shiite street, which sees an alternative to The corrupt Shiite, which did not provide anything during the 14 years of the political process, and therefore the street in favor of the entry of these factions the political game finds an alternative to eliminate corruption and find no harm in its ideological identification with Iran, but some find a force that can impose their plans To partners in trying to paint a strong government, even if it is imagined or unreal.

The concerns of the Kurds

After the repercussions of the referendum on the secession of the Kurdistan region and the earthquake that hit the political life in the region, there has been a situation of clear attenuation of the Kurdish blocs, both at the level of the two parties or at the level of the Kurdish street, has been noticed by a number of observers that Prime Minister Haider Abadi forgot or Forgetting to mention the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in a statement of victory when the number of troops that participated in the war to liberate the cities of Iraq from the terrorist organization, prompting the Prime Minister’s Office to add the mention of Kurdish Peshmerga forces when the statement was posted on the official website of the Prime Minister in Mahaw To address the embarrassment of what happened.

That the position of the Kurdish bloc today after the end of the threat of the organization «Da’sh» to the cities of the region has become the position to get out of the constitutional crisis in the region, which created a vacuum left the post of president of the region suspended or empty after the resignation of President Massoud Barzani, while the Parliament of the region is clearly lagging in its performance As a result of the conflict of the Kurdish political blocs against the background of corruption, which gnawed economic and political life and led the life of the Kurdish citizen to the worst situation since 1991 when the territory came out of control of the central government in Baghdad.

There is a financial hardship stuck to the Kurdish citizen and make talk about the political future and elections a kind of luxury, which does not have the researcher for a daily living and he suffers the waves of snow without being able to provide fuel for his children in the winter season in cities where temperatures drop below zero and in a country lying on the largest Global oil reserves.

On the other hand, it seems that the impact of the tsunami on the referendum that hit Kurdistan has been as effective as that of the Kurdish blocs on which it was based on its alliances and participated conspicuously in shaping the policy of Baghdad. The governments of Baghdad have long been agreed to form in Erbil, And the decline is remarkable, will the next elections will restore some effectiveness of the Kurdish role? Observers believe that this is unlikely today in light of the region is witnessing the deterioration of the crises experienced by it.

The possibility of renewing the danger of «urging»

Some observers still insist on some of the axes that are trying to put points on the letters and to ask questions that must be faced by the government of Abadi and the next government with courage, clarity and transparency. The organization of «Daqash» did not come from a vacuum, but we can attribute this, even in part to the wrong policies pursued by previous governments, and we must courageously admit that we did not study the phenomenon of «urging» and similar terrorist organizations in an objective scientific way puts the national interest as a priority above all , And we still lack to identify the causes of extremism in an objective and scientific way to identify the reasons, and to be able to develop effective solutions to them.

The question remains whether there is a possibility of a return to the phenomenon of extremist organizations such as al-Qaeda and a second “urging”? Will the answer be based on what future governments will take, and will you dare to open the files of corruption that have caused the deterioration of the military establishment and clearly indicate the responsibility of those who caused the disaster of the collapse of the army and the occupation of cities shamefully? Can the prime minister Abadi abandon his party and the political bloc that nominated him for the post to enter the next conflict, free of party restrictions and the block and therefore can make decisions courageously? This is what the Iraqi street hopes on the basis of what has been achieved by military victory, but it remains a mere security waiting for what will result from the following days.


The General Directorate for Industrial Development continues to grant licenses for the establishment of new industrial projects

The Directorate General for Industrial Development of the Ministry of Industry and Minerals continues to grant licenses for the establishment of new industrial projects.
Eng. Salam Said Ahmed, Director General of the Directorate said in a statement that the Directorate granted (22) licenses to establish industrial projects, and also granted (7) ID for new industrial projects, while allocated (9) plots of land for other industrial projects, noting that the Directorate is continuing to conduct periodic reports On the industrial projects approved by them, where the number (15), revealing that the number of endorsements directed by the Directorate to the relevant authorities (189) books related to legal matters and the transfer of property and others to provide support to entrepreneurs to facilitate the completion of their industrial projects, pointing out that the Directorate General for Industrial Development Is the only party in Iraq that gives the private sector licenses to establish industrial projects that can contribute to the strengthening and strengthening of the national economy.

Financial investors: Foreign investors are returning to Iraq after the announcement of ISIS’s defeat in Iraq


Foreign investors are beginning to be attracted to doing business in Iraq as the economic situation improves and the announcement of ISIS’s defeat in the country is revealed, according to a report by the Financial Tribune.
“Many countries have expressed their desire for economic cooperation with Baghdad after they have declared their full victory over terrorism in the country,” the report quoted the UN adviser on the Iraqi economy as saying.
“In recent months, many delegations and government and private companies in Europe and the United States visited Iraq,” he said, referring in particular to the “recent meeting between officials of the Central Bank of Iraq and representatives of Airbus and Total, as well as the visit of the British Prime Minister and a group of companies American. ”
“All this indicates the recovery of Iraq. After declaring the final victory over terrorism, many have indicated that they want to invest in various areas of the Iraqi economy. Iraq has become a lucrative and attractive place for economic cooperation,” he said.
“After falling oil prices, Baghdad desperately needs foreign capital and Chinese companies are already investing in the Iraqi economy,” he said.
At the end of 2016, the World Bank approved a $ 1.485 billion new aid package for Iraq aimed at boosting the country’s economy, stimulating private sector growth and supporting job creation. The country’s 2018 budget provides for strict costing to help the Iraqi authorities pay part Of its debt to the International Monetary Fund.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi stressed the need for continued international and regional support for the stage of liberalization and construction

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The media office of the Iraqi Prime Minister, in a statement reported by the channel «Alsumaria News», that Abadi’s remarks came during a meeting with a group of researchers and academics participating in the Middle East dialogue in Baghdad under the auspices of the Middle East Institute.

Abadi stressed the importance of finding practical solutions to the problems of the region and the important role of the media in building community confidence and encouraging constructive reform efforts.

The commander-in-chief of the armed forces Haider Abadi has recently announced the liberation of the land of Iraq in full, while maintaining the unity of Iraq and its people as “the most important and the greatest achievement.”

Jubouri and the Saudi Ambassador agree to activate economic and investment development between the two countries


Date of release:: 2017/12/16 21:11 • 47 times scheduled
(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) Speaker of the House of Representatives Salim al-Jubouri and the Saudi Ambassador in Iraq Abdul Aziz al-Shammari agreed to activate the economic and investment development between the two countries.
“Al-Jubouri received at his office Saturday evening, Al-Shammari, during which they discussed the situation in Iraq, developments at the Arab and regional levels and the importance of cooperation between the two countries to meet the challenges and common issues,” the statement said.
“We also discussed ways to achieve stability in the region, especially after Iraq managed to end the existence of a terrorist advocate on his territory, break his shack and end his alleged state, and this is important in preserving the security of the region and the safety of its people,” he added.
“Jubouri appreciated the role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in supporting Iraq in order to achieve lasting stability, and its cooperation with the Iraqi government to restore bilateral relations and achieve the interests of the two brotherly peoples.”
“The two sides agreed on the need to activate the factors of economic and investment development between the two countries, open new horizons and opportunities for the development of trade, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has an important role in the reconstruction of liberated areas.”


Thousands celebrate in the national festival of victory

BAGHDAD – The Islamic Virtue Party held a festive festival on Saturday to liberate Iraq from a terrorist organization called the National Festival of Victory.

The festival witnessed the presence of the Secretary-General of the party Abdul-Hussein al-Musawi, high-level political figures, artistic and social, and the masses.

Al-Musawi’s speech included the blessing of the Iraqi people on the occasion of the liberation of Iraq and the defeat of terrorism. He also called for focusing on the post-

The festival included an opening speech on the occasion of the great victory over terrorist gangs, and paragraphs of Iraqi poets who sang with the heroism and courage of the security forces and the popular crowd.

One of the wounded in the popular rally, a speech in which the position of supporters of the security forces in the war against terrorism, and the need to maintain the victory achieved. Finished

Photography: Saif Karim

Al-Nasiri reveals an Iraqi approach to economic and financial cooperation with the Gulf states


Economic Adviser and Banker of the Association of Iraqi Private Banks Samir Nusairi
 money and business

Economy News Baghdad:

The economic and banking adviser to the Association of Iraqi Private Banks, Samir Al-Nusairi, revealed the orientation of the government and the banking sector for economic, financial and banking cooperation with the Gulf states.

An Iraqi banking delegation headed by central bank governor Ali Al-Alak visited Saudi Arabia last week at the invitation of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency to discuss prospects for cooperation between the two countries.

Al-Nasiri said in an interview with “Economy News” that “the Iraqi banking sector is the main link in the economy and participate in the development process, although the economy suffers from a structural imbalance led to the failure to fully investigate the stability of the monetary system and financial system over the past 14 years as a result of unilateral economy The war on terror, the instability of the business environment, the challenges of a deficit in non-oil revenue and the balance of payments deficit. “

The economic and banking adviser to the Association of Private Banks, that there is a direction by the Iraqi state opening up to the Gulf states in the light of the formation of the Iraqi-Saudi coordination council, which seeks to develop economic and financial relations between Iraq and Saudi Arabia, noting that a number of Iraqi banks wish and welcomes contributions to the Saudi banks Iraqi private banks and the opening of branches of Saudi banks in Iraq to promote joint cooperation between the parties.

Al-Nusseiri suggested that the Iraqi government should be established equally between the private and public sectors and the mentality of the market economy, and that there be a representative of the private sector in the Council of Ministers, in addition to involving the private sector in economic delegations visiting the Gulf, Arab and foreign countries.

Al-Nasiri stressed the need to review the economic legislation, some of which do not correspond to the challenges of the stage and the development of the economy, noting that the Association of Iraqi private banks are working continuously and in accordance with visions of the Iraqi Central Bank to strengthen relations with US banks and European, regional and Arab.


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