Common understandings to pass the budget


05/2/2018 12:00 am

 Parliament discusses proposals to amend the election law
BAGHDAD / Muhannad Abdul Wahab
The House of Representatives is holding an important session to discuss the proposed amendments to the election law and discuss them in a “single basket” instead of dividing them. Among the amendments presented are the opportunity for the political blocs to nominate 20 percent of the campaign Preparatory certificate to its competing lists in the upcoming elections.
While the Independent High Electoral Commission, pointed out that the House of Representatives in the absence of amendments to the law of parliamentary elections and provincial councils, it will be forced to hold the elections of 12 May under the law in force without modification, the Integrity Commission, on Sunday, it proposed to prevent the law General amnesty to run for the upcoming elections.
Meanwhile, the Parliamentary Finance Committee revealed that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and the coalition of Iraqi forces reached an agreement on the controversial articles in the draft of the state budget budget for the year 2018, while the Presidency of the House of Representatives agreed to include the bill on the agenda of Monday’s session, In the Kurdistan Alliance blocs for optimism about the adoption of the budget, explaining that the meetings held by the Prime Minister with the Kurdish blocs in the federal parliament “are moving positively towards finding solutions.”


Joint Iraqi Operations: Coordinate with Saudi Arabia to secure borders


العمليات المشتركة العراقية: ننسيق مع السعودية لتأمين الحدود

Iraqi army forces

Sunday, 04 February 2018 05:30 PM


The head of the Iraqi Joint Operations Command Brigadier Yehia Rasool said on Sunday that the army’s sectors are advancing according to the precise intelligence that has been used to eliminate a number of terrorists, destroy their additions and tunnels and find and seize the equipment, weapons and wheels they use after eliminating a large number Of terrorist gangs.

“The heroic sectors of the Iraqi army were able to achieve the military victory over a preacher in early December, but there are still pockets and cells of the terrorist gangs that the Iraqi army forces managed to sweep and clear in the areas where Which relies heavily on the security intelligence effort to track and prosecute elements in the desert sector, which includes the areas of Anbar, Salahuddin and Nineveh, towards the Syrian border, as well as western Anbar province in the desert region adjacent to the Saudi border.

As for the coordination with Saudi Arabia during these operations, Rasul explained that “coordination between the two sisters is ongoing, especially as the region contains deep faith that can be used as a shelter for terrorist gang members.” “Our heroic sectors of Anbar Operations Command, And the border guards, assigned to the helicopter air cover of the coalition forces and the Iraqi army air, began military operations in the desert sector towards the Nukhayb area, adjacent to the Saudi border with Iraq.

The commander of Anbar operations in the Iraqi army, Major General Mahmoud al-Falahi, announced on Saturday, the launch of a large-scale military operation to clear the Anbar desert in western Iraq, and towards the border with Saudi Arabia,

In the same context, the security forces in the capital Baghdad seized a quantity of unlicensed weapons during a raid and search carried out on both sides of the capital.

The Baghdad Operations Command said in a press statement that “the security forces carried out today, a raid and search in the area of ​​Fadhiliyah next to Rusafa, and working in Karkh district.”

The command pointed out that “the process resulted in the confiscation of a quantity of unlicensed weapons.”


Agency for International Development: We provided three advisers to Abadi to promote the economy of Iraq


Agency for International Development: We provided three advisers to Abadi to promote the economy of Iraq

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The US representative for Iraq, Michael Nerbas, announced on Sunday the provision of three advisers to Prime Minister Haider Abadi to promote the economy of the country.
“We have presented three economic advisers to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi,” Nerbas said at a round table at the US embassy in the presence of a number of media, including Al-Ghad Press.

He added that “one of the advisers helps the loans of international money and the other works as a consultant to support the financial sector and third advises on the aspects of Abadi that harm the Iraqi economy,” noting that “this came to promote the economy of the country.”


Kurdish blocs: We will not participate in the session of the House of Representatives tomorrow




04-02-2018 09:14 PMThe Euphrates –

Is scheduled to be the House of Representatives on Monday, the second reading of the draft financial budget for the year 2018, without the participation of the Kurdish blocs.

MP Abdelkader Mohammed, a member of the parliamentary committee said in a press statement that it is likely to hold a second reading of the budget bill in the House of Representatives on Monday, stressing that the Kurdish blocs will not participate in the meeting.

The Kurdish blocs had boycotted the session of the House of Representatives attended by Prime Minister Haider Abadi on the financial budget for 2018, as did not reach the heads of the Kurdish blocs to any agreement during a meeting with Abadi on the increase of the share of Kurdistan in the budget.

MP Abdul Qader Mohammed, a member of the Kurdistan National Union bloc, said that the Kurdish deputies in the parliamentary finance committee expressed their readiness to form a joint committee with the Ministry of Finance on the share of the Kurdistan Region, stressing that the committee was not formed and that the Kurdish deputies in the Finance Committee have not received any readiness from the federal government on the Joint Committee.



Parliamentary Finance announces the approval of the Presidency of Parliament to include the budget agenda tomorrow


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The parliamentary finance committee announced on Sunday the approval of the Presidency of the House of Representatives on the inclusion of the budget law in a session on Monday.

Majida al-Tamimi, member of the committee, told Al-Maaloumah that he had collected more than 50 signatures to include the budget law in the agenda of Monday’s session.

Tamimi added that “the presidency of the House of Representatives agreed to include the budget in tomorrow’s session.”

The Kurdish blocs in the House of Representatives confirmed, last Wednesday, that it will not participate in any meeting of parliament, including discussion of the budget or vote on it, indicating that it does not meet the aspirations of the Kurdish people.

Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri on Saturday decided to resume the tenth session of the parliament within the last legislative term on Monday. Ending / 25 h


Barzani to Baghdad within days to complete the talks and end the crisis


BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The Dawa Party on Sunday unveiled a planned visit to Kurdistan by Kurdish regional leader Nechirvan Barzani to complement previous visits by Kurdish political and political delegations to Baghdad because negotiations need more time.                 The deputy of the Dawa Party, Abbas al-Bayati, said that “the head of the Kurdistan Regional Government Nechirvan Barzani, intends to visit Baghdad during the next few days to discuss ending the differences between the parties and the completion of negotiations in Davos, during which the Prime Minister, Haider Abadi, to discuss the latest political and economic developments And discussed the possibility of an agreement between the parties to end the differences, “noting that” the government of Baghdad determined to resolve the crisis between the parties in accordance with the principles of the Iraqi constitution and identify them with legal frameworks. ” End Ah

Kuwait: 70 countries participate in a meeting of the international coalition against the “Islamic State”, the first of its kind, which takes place after the liberation of Iraq from the terrorist organization



KUWAIT: Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister Khalid Al-Jarallah said on Sunday that some 70 countries and four international organizations and organizations were participating in the ministerial meeting of the International Alliance Against the Islamic State Organization, scheduled to be held in Kuwait on February 13. This came in a press statement of the Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry following a meeting between Al-Jarallah and a number of ambassadors and representatives of Arab and foreign embassies accredited to his country.

Al-Jarallah told the ambassadors that the meeting will be the first of its kind, especially since it is held after the stage of liberating Iraq from the clutches of the Islamic state of terrorism. Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced in November that the organization would be militarily eliminated. Al-Jarallah explained to the ambassadors that the upcoming meeting comes within the framework of continuing international efforts and joint coordination among member states in the field of combating terrorism and following up the strategy to fight the organization.

He pointed out that the meeting is a clear and strong message to confront terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, according to the statement. Al-Jarallah pointed out that the meeting will coincide with the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq scheduled to be held in Kuwait from February 12 to 14.

He said that the first day of the Iraq reconstruction conference would be dedicated to NGOs, which are expected to participate in about 100 organizations. He added that the second day will be allocated to the private sector, which will participate for the first time in a conference on donors, pointing out that after the extension of the registration period was listed about 1800 companies and businessmen.

He added that the third day will witness the official opening of the conference, which will be co-chaired by the State of Kuwait, the Republic of Iraq and the United Nations, as well as the European Union and the World Bank.


A round table at the US Embassy to support Iraq and improve its economic situation


A round table at the US Embassy to support Iraq and improve its economic situation

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US officials announced on Sunday a number of economic projects for Iraq at a round table within the US embassy in Iraq, helping them to improve the country’s economic situation.

The American economic adviser Larry Mimot, during the table, which was attended by “Al-Gharab Press”, that “the US company Orion, which contracted with the Ministry of Oil will contribute effectively to eliminate the part of the problem of burning gas associated with oil in the atmosphere and the provision of liquid gas free of charge for Iraq,” pointing to “The Orion project is interesting and is an effective model for US companies that will enter Iraq after the donor conference to be held in Kuwait.”
He explained that “the Iraqi government will not pay any amount to the company and the production of gas and delivery will be free of charge to the Ministry of Oil,” noting that “US economic relations with Iraq are relations to reform the economy and investment in Iraq.”
“Sixty per cent of the gas associated with oil is currently being burned in Iraq and it represents the billions of dollars that must be provided to the Iraqi people,” said Larry Mimot, a US economic adviser.
“The US has invested $ 300 million in mine clearance efforts since 2003 so far, including 135 post-2014,” said political and military adviser Matthew Wheeler.
“The role of the Iraqi government is to secure the areas and help us identify the areas where there are mines,” he said. “We have benefited from mine clearance for the use of agricultural land.”
The representative of the US Agency for International Development in Iraq, “the provision of three advisers to Prime Minister Haider Abadi to promote the economy of the country.”
“We have provided three economic advisers to Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi,” Nerbas said.
He added that “one of the advisers helps the loans of international money and the other works as a consultant to support the financial sector and third advises on the aspects of Abadi that harm the Iraqi economy,” noting that “this came to promote the economy of the country.”
While the economic adviser to the US embassy, ​​Larry Mimot, that “the $ 540 million loan of the International Monetary Fund for Iraq, which helped in turn to grant other loans, such as billion dollars from the World Bank last year and another billion this year and a billion for the next year.
He added that “the total loans that Iraq loan amounted to 7 billion dollars and we expect to be more.”
For her part, representative of the Office of Refugees and Displaced Affairs of the United Nations in Baghdad, Diana Abdeen, “The office is trying to help the birth of the elements of the non-registered in the records of the Iraqi government.”
“There are several programs to help the displaced and the needy, including women, and to bring them back to normal life,” she said, noting that “uninvited children in Iraqi records are trying to help them and UNICEF is working to help them with the Iraqi government.”
“The United Nations is in fact helping them,” she said.
“The United States has provided $ 1.7 billion in aid to the Iraqis,” said Gina Förderstrass, head of Iraq’s Disaster Response Response Team.
“There are more than 3 million refugees in Iraq and I am happy to be part of the aid,” said Forderstrass. “The United States is the first aid and has provided $ 1.7 billion to Iraqis.”
“More than 6 million people have access to health, water and war-wounded services, and we have provided drinking water to more than 1 million people,” she said.
“More than 1.4 million people gave him food, and our partners provided 800,000 dollars for children for biological needs,” she said.
“There are more than 2.5 million refugees in Iraq and there is still room to help these people,” she said. “During this period we are ready to help with health and nutrition and we are continuing with Iraq to provide services.”
Gina Förderstrass revealed that “a paper worth 400 dollars per needy family of displaced people in Iraq,” indicating that “it lasts for a month or two, where the needy can spend what he wants.”
She pointed out that “there are programs to pay money to the displaced when they return home.”
“We have provided courses to 225,000 people to avoid mines.”

Iran announces its participation in the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq


Date of release: 2018/2/4 15:33 • 155 times read
The Iranian ambassador to Baghdad, Iraj Musjidi, announced the participation of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif at the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq scheduled for Feb. 13, 2018.
The ambassador Masjedi in a press statement on Sunday, the Islamic Republic of Iran and also stood by Iraq during the war against Daesh terrorist gangs, and deal with the terrorists, also will stand in ages and the stage of development to the Government of Iraq and its friendly people and brotherly. ” He
also announced” the participation of companies “Iran will strongly support the development and construction process in Iraq,” he said.
“Iran will support the process of development and reconstruction in Iraq, protect its sovereignty and national unity and stand by its side in the war against gangs,” he said, adding that “the Iraqi people are one and united people.”
“The value of trade between Iran and Iraq has now reached 12 billion dollars, and more needs to be done to develop economic and trade relations between the two countries,” Masjedi said.
“The export of Iranian gas to Iraq by more than 7 million cubic meters per day to feed three power plants, which constitutes an important axis in the relations between the two countries,” he said.
“Currently, 1,500 to 500 megawatts of electricity are being exported to Iraq, and 2,000 megawatts of electricity are being generated at stations that feed on Iranian gas,” he said.
“The value of technical and engineering cooperation between Iran and Iraq is more than $ 10 billion, which is currently being completed by Iranian companies in different parts of Iraq,” the Iranian ambassador said in Iraq.
“The recent oil contract between Iran and Iraq, which provides for the exchange of oil by 60 thousand barrels per day from the fields of Kirkuk to the ports of South Iran through Kermanshah,” Ambassador Masjedi said.
The visit of more than four million Iranians to visit the holy shrines in Iraq, and the visit of two million visitors and an Iraqi tourist to Iran, is important from the cultural and economic aspects of the two countries. ”

Economist: Adoption of the budget a positive message to the Kuwait Conference

Release date: 2018/2/4 19:45 • 50 times read
(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) Economist Bassim Jameel Antoine said that the adoption of the financial budget for 2018 gives a positive message to the conference of donors and investors in Kuwait.
“How can we reassure the donor that we have put an end to corruption?” Antoine said during his interview with the Euphrates News today.
“The political forces must be aware of their responsibilities and go face to face with clear resolutions that will give accurate figures to the image of the destruction that has been inflicted on Iraq by an invasion that calls for its terrorists to defend the whole world.”
“The donor conference in Kuwait did not come from a vacuum. We have provided blood and damage to the infrastructure for three years. We must go to the conference with an economic speech with figures showing the need of Iraq for these funds,” he said.
“The political forces and members of parliament must be aware that they represent the interests of the people and must issue an economic budget, not political, and give priority to the private sector,” he said,
On the demands of oil-producing provinces, Antoine explained, “The budget is a technical economic issue and the concerned committees have an understanding of all figures and the claimants should not stand in the position of Mu’and. The country is in a big crisis.”