Al-Jaafari: Iraq will break the isolation and build bridges with the countries of the world

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Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said on Thursday that Iraq has succeeded in breaking the isolation faced by the international community stand by him, pointing out that Iraqi diplomacy has taken upon itself to build bridges and communicate with the countries of the world.


Jaafari said during his meeting with the First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Ali Abdullah Al-Aradi and the accompanying delegation, according to a statement received by the «Journal News» copy of it, that “Iraq has achieved great victories in the war against the gangs of the terrorist prodded thanks to the unity of its people and stand brotherly and friendly countries to his side and break the thorn of terrorism Which threatened the entire world. ”


“Iraq has succeeded in unraveling the isolation it faces through the international community standing by its side,” he said, noting that “Iraqi diplomacy has taken upon itself to build bridges and communicate with the countries of the world in order to exchange common interests and face common dangers.”


For his part, the First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ali Abdullah Al-Aradi, praised the victories achieved by the Iraqi people in its war against the terrorist gangs, praising “the sacrifices made by Iraqis to preserve the unity and sovereignty of Iraq,” stressing that “Iraq is stepping up strongly to return To his leading position on the Arab region, especially with the great achievements he made in his war against terrorism. ”

Jubouri’s policy reveals two dates for the elections and details of the dispute

Jubouri reveals two dates for the elections and details of the dispute
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(Reuters) – Parliament speaker Salim al-Jubouri announced on Saturday that he would vote on a date for holding legislative elections.
Parliament failed on Thursday to set a date for the elections because of a dispute between Sunni forces that want to postpone the operation and another Shiite opposition.
“The vote will be held next Saturday on the date of elections, which was determined by the government, whether it is approved by parliament or not ratified,” Jubouri said in a television interview on Thursday evening.
He added that “the dispute is in the selection of one of the two dates for the elections, either determined by the government on 12/5/2018 or the postponement of six months, the day of 1 December 2018.”
He believed that parliament could reject the date of the government and set another date according to the law and the parliament has this authority.
Jabouri said that some blocs resorted to the option of postponement. “After the end, there are unstable areas in which there are those who carry arms and may force people to use their interests to achieve their electoral interests.”
“Initial perceptions are that the participation rate will be weak in the affected areas and if the elections are rigged with inaccuracies because voters can use the cards of displaced people or may impose certain will and missions on them, there will be some kind of uncertainty,” he said.

URGENT : Elections will be held on Saturday


Release date: 2018/1/18 21:37 • 33 times scheduled
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Salim al-Jubouri, said that “will be voting in the parliament session next Saturday on the date of elections, which was determined by the government [12 May next], whether ratified by parliament or not ratified.”

Abadi assured Kubic that elections would be held on schedule and rejected attempts to postpone them


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Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said during his meeting with the head of the UN mission in Iraq, Jan Kubic, on Thursday to hold elections on schedule and rejected attempts to postpone them.

“The Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi received the head of the UN mission in Iraq, Jan Kubic,” noting that “during the meeting discussed the holding of elections on time, political and security conditions and support for stability and reconstruction,” the media source said in a statement received by Alsumaria News, , Also discussed developments on the regional and international arena, and the role of Iraq active positive in them.

The office quoted Abadi as stressing “holding the elections on schedule in accordance with constitutional entitlements and rejecting any attempts to postpone them.”

For his part, Kubic stressed the “international position fully supporting Iraq and the need to hold elections on time,” praising the “efforts of the Iraqi government and its efforts to restore stability and economic reforms and the fight against corruption.”

A parliamentary source said on Thursday that the House of Representatives raised its meeting to Saturday without a vote on the date of the upcoming parliamentary elections.

MP Massoud Haidar revealed on Thursday that the political blocs agreed on two options to determine the date of the elections, and between the vote will be secret on that, he pointed out that probably will be by the end of the year.


US report: Talabani and Barzani use oil money for personal enrichment


Editorial Date: 2018/1/18 19:57 • 13 times read
US Foreign Policy magazine blamed the failure of an independent Kurdish state for the PUK and the Kurdistan Democratic Party.
The magazine said in a report today that the late Patriotic Union of Kurdistan leader Jalal Talabani and Democratic Party President Massoud Barzani used oil money to enrich themselves, their families and party cadres instead of harnessing their power to establish institutions of rule of law and diversify the resources of the Kurdistan region and support the wheel of the economy.
He added that “the best way for the Kurds to try to form their own state is to leave the dependence on external forces and start again,” adding that “it requires re-investment in institutions that support the formation and maintenance of an independent state.”
“Western policy and internal political imbalance left the Kurds in a position more dangerous than ever before,” noting that “the United States and its allies, who are keen to use the Kurds as their agents against a non-interpreter, have not translated To long-term military or diplomatic support, and certainly not supporters of a Kurdish state. ”
“The KRG has abandoned its cautious strategy of achieving independence, in the hope that American support will allow them to overcome the remaining obstacles on their way to their desired state,” adding that “their decision to proceed with a controversial referendum on independence, defying the will of the most powerful countries, Led to a setback with historical dimensions. ”
The US magazine pointed out that Washington opposes any changes on the borders of the Middle East for fear of “invalidating the influence of the domino, which can not be stopped”
She pointed to the deep disagreement between the PUK and the Kurdistan Democratic parties, which led to a geographical division almost close to the form of two states separated by the border, and the subsequent violent reaction from both parties to ensure their continued popularity and presence, pointing out that the side effect appeared on the image of the failure of the referendum, Led by the National Union to surrender to the government of Baghdad and the military withdrawal from Kirkuk.

Unconditional Western military support increased these differences. The United States and European countries provided large amounts of weapons to the Peshmerga forces nominally, but in fact support went to the KDP, according to Foreign Policy.
She pointed out that, “Despite the abdication of Sulaimaniyah for the independence of independence, Masoud Barzani insisted on it, and in a speech said,” If Sulaymaniyah did not come with us, we will build Kurdistan in Dahuk, Erbil and Nineveh Plain. “


Arab Monetary Review The role of “exchange rate policy” in reducing inflation

18/1/2018 12:00 am

The exchange rate policy, organized by the Institute for Economic Policy in the Arab Monetary Fund in cooperation with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Center for Economics and Finance in the Middle East, was recently opened in Abu Dhabi and will continue until the 25th of this month.
A statement issued by the Fund on the Director of the Institute of Economic Policies d. Saud Al-Breikan delivered a speech on behalf of the Director-General of the Arab Monetary Fund, Abdulrahman bin Abdullah Al-Humaidi, in which he said: “The session is of particular importance, highlighting many issues related to the management of economic affairs in the wake of the global financial crisis and the consequent decline in growth Especially in large economies, which has led some countries into recession. ” Course Themes

“The course focuses on the fundamentals of the analysis of various exchange rate systems, how to read the international currency and exchange rate indices, as well as ways to determine the adequacy of foreign reserves of countries, the relationship between exchange rate policy and macroeconomic policies, , Basic data from the fixed-to-flexible exchange rate, and currency crisis indicators within the framework of the early warning system. ”
“The global financial crisis has shown that countries that have pursued a sound and disciplined macroeconomic policy have been least affected by the consequences of the crisis, some of which have been reflected in the flow of funds into their economies in the form of foreign direct investment that has contributed to maintaining balanced economic growth in these countries,” the statement said. Inflation Control

“The policy of exchange rate is one of the most important policies adopted by countries to maintain the stability of macroeconomic variables, the most important of which is inflation, which is one of the obstacles to economic growth,” adding that “control of inflation is through the adoption of a mix of monetary policy and more disciplined, Appropriate exchange rate policy “.
“The fixed exchange rate policy helps curb inflation, and the flexible exchange rate policy helps absorb external shocks,” he said. “The results of adopting such economic policies were evident during many of the economic crises that hit the world economies over the past two decades, Mitigate the negative effects of these crises “. Competitiveness

The statement pointed out that “the flow of capital significantly, in the presence of effective monetary policy, enables countries to avoid the consequences of these flows of high real exchange rates and thus reduce the competitiveness of their exports.”
“Although these flows contribute to an increase in the volume of reserves, the accumulation of reserves may entail costs of interest payments on government bonds that are used to absorb the liquidity left by these flows,” he said. Private capital is short-term as this money is often a quick exit. “

Expert explains the legal deductions salaries of employees


Release Date: 2018/1/18 19:08 • 28 times read
Legal expert explained, legal deductions staff salaries.
“There is talk about the legality of the continuation of the deduction of some percentages of the employee’s salary for various reasons approved in previous budgets, and some are talking about the illegality of these deductions,” Jamal al-Asadi said in a statement received by the agency All Iraq.
“The deduction is currently legal, but it will have two ways. The first, if approved by the budget of 2018, it will be in accordance with the law, and the other if not approved in the budget will be government savings for the amounts of deductions for the benefit of the employee receives it once the budget is approved.”
“Currently, these deductions can not be disbursed because the Financial Management Law recognizes the principle of disbursing 1/12 of the previous year’s budget in which the deductions existed.”
The House of Representatives has approved a paragraph in the budget of 2017, reducing the proportion of the salaries of employees and the public sector and retirees and the government budget law from 4.8% to 3.8% and divided to 60% to support the popular mobilization and 40% to the displaced.

Only two meetings of parliament next week


Date of release: 2018/1/18 18:00 • 125 times read
{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The Presidency of the House of Representatives decided to hold only two meetings during the next week and then lifted for the next week.
According to the decision of the Presidency, the meeting will be held at the weekend at 11 am on Saturday, while the second session next Monday, to rise to the following week.
And still the financial budget in the corridors of the House of Representatives, waiting to read the first reading while facing objections by some blocks on some of its items.
The election law is still being studied by legislation, especially since the elections were approved on May 12.


Parliament’s policy begins a secret vote to postpone the elections in the absence of the National Alliance

Parliament begins a secret ballot to postpone the elections in the absence of the National Alliance
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The Iraqi parliament began a secret voting session to postpone the legislative elections in a proposal submitted by Sunni blocs.
The National Alliance – Shiites – from the meeting in protest against the approval of the Presidency of Parliament adopted the secret vote supported by 149 deputies out of 260.
The Kurdistan Democratic Party bloc called for postponement of elections in some Iraqi provinces.
The Sunnis insist the postponement of the legislative elections fully until a period of not more than a year, while the other blocks submitted a second proposal to postpone the elections in the provinces of Diyala, Salahuddin, Nineveh and Anbar.

Washington announced its “strong support” for the Iraqi elections in May 2018, warning that the postponement would set a dangerous precedent, undermine the constitution and harm the long-term democratic development of Iraq.

the National Alliance withdraws from the parliament session and Badr rejects the budget


The National Alliance withdraws from the parliament session and Badr rejects the budget
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The National Alliance bloc withdrew from the session of the Iraqi parliament, which is moving to postpone the legislative elections.
A parliamentary source said that the National Alliance withdraws from the session on the election law and set a date.
“An important position of the Fatah alliance will be blocked through its president on the elections and the need to hold them on time,” he said.
In the meantime, the Badr bloc rejected “full” postponement of the elections.
The head of the bloc, Mohammad Naji told a news conference, “not to justify this delay.”
He said at the same time that his bloc rejects the budget of 2018 because it does not meet the ambition of the Iraqi people and devoid of any degree of functional.
He pointed out that oil prices reached 70 dollars per barrel and export exceeded 5 million per day.
“We previously exported 2 million barrels only and oil prices were $ 20 and we have not seen any increase or development in the economic side and deductions of salaries of employees and retirees are still continuing.”