The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan threatens to resort to the Federal Court and the IMF in the event of passing the budget


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threatened the head of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan parliamentary ares Abdullah , on Tuesday, to resort to the Federal Court and the International Monetary Fund in the event of passing the budget law the government ‘s wishes more satisfactory, calling for the need to achieve consensus and give all the components of their rights fairly and in accordance with the Constitution.

Abdullah said in an interview for Alsumaria News, “The House of Representatives went to discuss the federal budget, despite the absence of a quorum,” noting that “the political blocs if they want to pass the budget without consensus with the Kurdish blocs or approval, this will carry a message is reassuring for the people of Kurdistan” , Noting that “the government imposed its will on the House of Representatives and unwilling to solve problems with the Kurdistan region .”
Abdullah added that “all the options we have in the event of passing the budget out of consensus, including recourse to the Federal Court and the International Monetary Fund, which set conditions for continued support for Iraq to give the region need of the budget may be forced to resort to political boycott,” pointing out that “we demanded and we will continue to demand the amendment of allocations The regions and the Sunni areas and the oil-producing provinces or otherwise we will not attend any meetings devoted to discuss the budget. ”

“We do not want to block the passage of the budget, but we want it to be fair and fair to all components and do not demand more than our legitimate rights constitutionally, and the lack of agreement on these rights is unacceptable.”

The deputy for the province of Nineveh Abdul Rahim al-Shammari, called on Monday, to postpone the vote on the federal budget for 2018 until the end of the conference of donor countries in Kuwait.

The MP for a coalition of state law, Abbas al-Bayati, on February 4, 2018, the collection of signatures to include the draft federal budget law for the current fiscal year on the agenda of the next session of parliament, between the project is ready for the second reading.

Kurdish deputy: Abadi agreed on the solutions we submitted on the rights of the province budget

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said the parliamentary Finance Committee member Masood Haider, Tuesday, the IMF will provide to Kuwait conference negative for a report on Iraq if it passed the budget in its current form, while noting that Prime Minister Haider al – Abadi agreed presented by representatives of the Kurdish component on the rights of the province solutions Budget.

Haider said in an interview for Alsumaria News, ” The International Monetary Fundstipulated the Iraqi state as a parliament and the government of the need to commit to the need of the Kurdistan region Within the federal budget, otherwise there will be no third report by him to provide loans to the Iraqi state, which is in dire need, “noting that” it will also include a negative report by the Fund during the conference of donor countries in Kuwait for donor countries and companies wishing to help Iraq.
“We, as representatives of the Kurdish component, have solutions to the benefits of the province in the budget and within the total amount of them,” he said, adding that “the prime minister expressed during his last meeting with us his approval of these solutions, but we must hold a technical meeting with the prime minister to finalize them in order to send them To the Council of Ministers to vote it and then send it to the House of Representatives. ”

He continued that “passing the budget as currently drafted is something that can not be achieved either from the Kurdish or Sunni forces and even some of the parties to the National Alliance for the existence of a gross injustice to the budget for everyone.” He pointed out that “passing the budget by majority and not consensus will harm the political process in the country.”

“This will make Iraq’s international position very weak and Iraq will lose the assistance of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the donor countries and the international community, especially with regard to credit rating,” Haidar said. “This will create great damage to the economy and the international banking and economic reputation of the Iraqi state, .

The MP Zana Said, on Monday, that the IMF stipulated that the support of the Iraqi government in the columns of the donors in exchange for the allocation of 10 trillion dinars of the budget, or 14% of the Kurdistan region.

The balance of Iraq for 2018, which came from the government to the House of Representatives has set the share of the region under Article 9 first and second by 12.67% of the total actual expenditure “current expenditures and expenditures of investment projects” and according to the souls of each province after the exclusion of sovereign expenses.

Sulaymaniyah airport issues important clarification on lifting ban

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The International Airport of Sulaimaniyah confirmed on Tuesday that there are no restrictions on lifting the international air traffic ban on airports in the province.

“All the obstacles to lifting the ban on international flights to airports in the region have been removed,” the Kurdistan National Union (KNA) website quoted Sulaimaniya airport director Tahir Abdullah as saying. “The provincial and Baghdad governments have agreed on all points of contention.”

Abdullah denied the rumors about the federal government’s demand for the deployment of the federal police at Sulaymaniyah airport, adding that the customs police located within the airports of the province belong to the authority of the ports government in the federal government.

He pointed out that “can not predict the timing of lifting the international air embargo on the airports of the region,” pointing out that the political issue has a major role in opening airports and lifting the international air embargo.


Abadi: The budget is fair and we will not respond to pressure on them

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He stressed that Iraq has won terrorism and will win the battle of reconstruction
Baghdad / Follow-up morning
Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said that Iraq will win the battle of reconstruction as it won in its battle against terrorism and liberate its land, and that the major countries and major international companies are enthusiastic and seek to participate strongly in the International Conference for the reconstruction of Iraq, which will be held in Kuwait on 12-14 February, That there is a plan by the government to reduce the number of international coalition forces in Iraq gradually, stressing that the goal of the budget allocations 2018 is justice among Iraqis in various provinces and it will not respond to pressure on the budget from any party.
This came at a time, the voice of the Council of Ministers in its meeting on Tuesday on the main recommendations to ensure the sound investment in Iraq, and voted to launch loans in liberated areas, and voted on the instructions to conclude partnership contracts between the public and private sectors.

Fair budget
The prime minister said in his weekly press conference held on Tuesday: «We have held fruitful meetings with the parliamentary blocs that had certain demands on the budget, but the budget law for 2018 must go according to a specific time period, and call the House of Representatives to accelerate the adoption of the budget for what Delaying them from serious harm to all citizens. “
Abadi said that «deductions by 3.8 percent of the salaries of employees and retirees were added from the House of Representatives in the budget in 2016 through legal transfers, and the Ministry of Finance automatically added to the current budget in accordance with the established contexts, and this deduction ordered by the House of Representatives, it can raise deductions from The budget through the transfer also, with the blocking of allocations, and no more than the statements of some MPs on deductions and show the extent of care to citizens, but the process of promoting electoral no more and change the compass dealing with files that some people manipulated the tendencies and feelings of people, while not changed The government of its connection or policy or approach to dealing, but we sincerely deal with our citizens who have borne with us a very difficult stage, in short, the issue of deductions are in the court of Parliament if he wants to raise them legally », adding that« our goal in the budget is to achieve justice according to the proportion of the population did not We respond to pressure in this regard ».

The atmosphere is attractive
“We have received assurances from the major countries and major international financial companies and sectors in the presence of the conference, and the major countries and international companies are keen to participate. We have met an envoy,” Abadi said, referring to preparations for the International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq, which will take place from 12-14 February in Kuwait. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, ambassadors and envoys of the major powers and Egyptian President’s Assistant Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, who have expressed their desire to participate in the reconstruction plans. For half a century, Iraq has been overshadowed by the oppressive atmosphere of investment. Iraq is attractive for investment, the Iraqi people deserve a decent life after all the suffering he experienced ».
Abadi added that «one of the European envoys told me that the companies that registered to participate are twice as specified at the Kuwait Conference, and what concerns foreign countries and major companies for investment in Iraq is not a security factor but the factor of corruption and bureaucracy, which needs to plans and programs to eliminate it, Easier than the elimination of corruption, and we have succeeded and won in the battle against terrorism and the liberation of our land, and we will win and succeed in the battle of reconstruction and attract investment ».

Displaced persons and small enterprises
The Prime Minister stressed that «the government is continuing in the process of creating services and facilitate the stability of the displaced, and there is no pressure to forcibly return the displaced, we encourage the return of displaced persons and provide all services to them, to conduct elections according to their constitutional dates smoothly and safely», and Abadi to diplomatic relations with countries, : “Our policy is clear with the countries of the region and the countries of the world, and we believe that any disturbance between the countries of the region will negatively affect Iraq, so we seek to build strong and neutral relations with all countries. We have directed our ambassadors to provide the best services for Iraqis abroad, P Aq in countries where our representatives, and we believe that there is enthusiasm and aggressive good about this. »
“The government continues its program to encourage investment, create jobs by creating economic twinning between the public and private sectors, and encouraging small enterprises. Many of the economies of the major countries are based on small projects. The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs has launched 3000 project loans In order to create new jobs and improve the lives of citizens in all governorates. “

Government program
The Prime Minister discussed the most important topics discussed and discussed by the Council of Ministers in its regular session. He said: “The Council discussed and conducted a comprehensive review and assessment of the most important achievements of the government in its ministries during the last three years of the government’s stated program, the achievement rates in each field and obstacles encountered. The Cabinet approved the recommendations of ensuring a sound investment in Iraq, which is part of our plan and government program. The vote was taken to launch interest-free loans to build the role of citizens affected by terrorist acts and military operations. The eyes of the public and private, as well as the Council voted to join the New York Convention because of the benefit of Iraq ».

Press dialogue
In his response to the government’s measures to combat corruption and eliminate bureaucracy, the prime minister said: “At every international forum I participate in, we emphasize that we are fighting corruption and reducing routine procedures to attract investment to Iraq. The ministers to identify the obstacles and obstacles to the investment process, and make Iraq an environment and a country attractive for investment and foreign companies », but added:” But this can not be achieved quickly as a result of the accumulation of problems and obstacles.
As for the presence of the international coalition forces in Iraq and the pressure that has been exerted on them over the past few days, Abadi stressed that «there is a government plan and plan to gradually reduce the number of these forces, and there is still a real danger to the terrorist groups near us on Syrian territory, and we need a huge air cover by The international coalition to control our borders with Syria, yes; our forces liberated the entire Iraqi territory and is working daily to pursue the remnants and cells of terrorism in every inch of our land, but to eradicate terrorism in full need international effort and support ».
Al-Abbadi touched upon the Iraqi-Egyptian relations and the visit of the Sisi’s assistant to Baghdad recently. “The visit and the exchange of delegations have opened up broad horizons for cooperation with Egypt. Our project is to build mutual mutual development, not just over-government relations. “We do not want to build coalitions against alliances, we want to establish mutual interests with all countries and peoples of the region and the world.”
Al-Abadi spoke about the Kuwait conference, stressing that «big companies were invited and there are requests from all countries to participate, and there is great effectiveness for humanitarian associations and organizations during the conference to contribute to help Iraq to promote», adding: «We do not seek help from the world, Iraqis sacrificed their blood To eliminate the terrorist organization Dahesh, and removed the danger from the world, and part of the Kuwait conference is to help the humanitarian side of the return of Iraq and Iraqis, and Iraq is now a center of stability and a platform for development and reconstruction of the region ».
“The current government is not working for its four-year life through the organization of the Kuwait conference or through all the steps of its program, but it is looking to build the future of Iraq for many years.”

Session of the Council of Ministers
The Council of Ministers on Tuesday held its regular session under the chairmanship of Abadi. According to a statement to the Prime Minister’s Media Office received by «morning», that «the Council devoted part of its meeting to review what has been achieved from the government program, in particular the great achievement of liberating the provinces that raped them, The country and the security progress and economic and financial measures in the light of low oil prices, and what has been completed by the ministries despite the circumstances of war and financial crisis, and the ministers have presented what has been achieved in their ministries within 3 years and the obstacles and challenges faced by their work ».
The Council of Ministers also voted on “the main recommendations to ensure sound investment in Iraq, and the vote on the issuance of loans in liberated areas. The Council voted on the instructions for the conclusion of public-private partnership contracts. The Council also voted on Iraq’s accession to the 1958 New York Convention.”

Diplomatic meetings
Prime Minister Haider Abadi met on Monday evening with German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s envoy, Eckhard Brozah. Barroza affirmed “the broad German participation in the Iraq reconstruction conference in Kuwait and his country’s desire to work with Iraq in various sectors including energy, finance, education and automation. Services and management of reconstruction projects ».
Abadi also met with US Ambassador to Baghdad Douglas Silliaman. During the meeting, they discussed boosting bilateral cooperation between the two countries, supporting the United States of Iraq in all fields, stability and reconstruction of Iraq and the desire of American companies to invest in it.

European support
On the other hand, hosts the Prime Minister on Wednesday, a delegation from the European Union Mission in Iraq to announce the strategic objectives of the Union in support of Iraq over the next five years, according to a mission statement received by «morning», that «to help Iraq to overcome internal challenges, select The European Union a number of strategic objectives that will guide his support for Iraq over the next five years, “the statement added that these goals” will be presented (Wednesday) in the guesthouse prime minister. “


Jafar: The presence of US forces was approved and supervised by the federal government

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(Baghdad: al-Furat News) The MP of the National Alliance Jassem Mohammed Jaafar, the presence of US forces in Iraq was approved by the federal government and under its supervision.
“The occupation ended with the departure of the Americans in 2011, and the forces currently present forces with the consent of the government,” Jafar told the program {boldly} broadcast by Al-Furat satellite channel.
He added that “the agreement between the government and US forces leads to the absence of any armed forces on Iraqi territory,” noting that “the participation of US forces came because of the military capabilities and protect the space of Iraq and the participation of advisers of Iraqi officers.”
Jafar said that “there is a specific program to remove all heavy American weapons as agreed between the two governments and the US government should respect Iraq’s desire to get the last American soldier out of it.”


Tamimi: Failure to approve the budget “black point” will affect the view of donor countries to Iraq


Tamimi: Failure to approve the budget "black point" will affect the view of donor countries to Iraq

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MP Majida al-Tamimi said on Tuesday that the lack of approval of the budget will affect the view of the donor countries to Iraq, while indicated that the delay is due to the conditions of international criticism and demands of the blocks.
Al-Tamimi told Al-Ghad Press that “the meetings continued in the Finance Committee on the budget, and there were two meetings with the Prime Minister Haider Abadi.”

He added that “yesterday asked me put the budget on the agenda for the second reading, and there was pressure from the Kurdish blocs not to proceed with reading.”
“The Kurdish blocs demand a meeting with the Prime Minister to give them guarantees to meet their demands,” noting that “the meeting was not lifted and will resume on Sunday, so as to give the Kurdish blocs the space for dialogue and discussion with Abadi and reach understandings on passing the budget.”
“The failure to approve the budget means that the country is not a plan to manage its funds, and this affects the view of donor countries and shows them that we are a country without a law without a plan, how to give investment funds.”
“This is considered a black point in the history of budgets in the event that it has not been approved,” she said, pointing out that “it was caused by delayed adoption of the conditions of international criticism and the year of election and increase requests of the blocks to try to prove itself to its audience.”
The House of Representatives has seen several months ago, disagreements between the political blocs on the budget items of 2018, which leads in each meeting to postpone put them on the agenda, and attended the Prime Minister Haider Abadi to Parliament more than once for the purpose of discussing the demands of the political blocs.
He called on the Kurdish blocs and the Union of forces and oil-producing provinces, to put their requirements in the budget or otherwise boycott the parliamentary sessions of their own.


Announcement of the date of payment of salaries of the Ministry of Education

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The Ministry of Finance in the Kurdistan Regional Government on Tuesday, the date of payment of salaries of the Ministry of Education and agencies:

1- On Sunday, 11-2-2018 the payment of education salaries (outside the cities).

2 – On Monday, 12-2-2018, distribution of education salaries (within the cities).


Abadi: Parliament insists on the salaries of employees


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BAGHDAD – Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi revealed on Tuesday new details of deductions in the salaries of employees and retirees, and said that the House of Representatives insisted on the inclusion of the deduction in the budget of 2017 despite the opposition of the government, and the parliament can lift it and not work because of its authority on the subject.

Abadi said during the weekly press conference that “the current deduction of salaries of employees and retirees of 3.8 was proposed by the House of Representatives in 2016 and was applied in the budget in 2017.”

He added that “the government rejected these deductions, but the members of the House of Representatives insisted on their inclusion,” pointing out that “the House of Representatives has the right to lift it of the budget provided that the revenue derived from them in the budget, and this procedure of their powers.” Finished

Iraq joins the Convention on International Arbitration in Commercial Disputes



Tuesday, February 6, 2018 10:21 pm
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BAGHDAD – The Iraqi cabinet voted Tuesday to accede to the 1958 New York Convention on International Arbitration in Commercial Disputes.

“The Cabinet held its ordinary session under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi, and the Cabinet allocated part of its meeting today to review the achievements of the government program, in particular the great achievement of the liberation of the provinces Which was raided by the terrorist and the maintenance of the unity of the country and security progress and economic and financial measures in the light of the low oil prices, and what was accomplished by the ministries despite the circumstances of war and the financial crisis. The ministers also presented what has been achieved in their ministries within 3 years and obstacles and challenges faced by they”.

The cabinet voted “on key recommendations to ensure sound investment in Iraq and voted to release loans in liberated areas.”

The Cabinet voted “on the instructions to conclude partnership contracts between the public and private sectors.”

The Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards [New York, 1958] is called the [New York Convention] and entered into force on 7 June 1959.

The objectives of the Convention are to recognize the growing importance of international arbitration as a means of settling international trade disputes. The Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards seeks to provide common legislative criteria for the recognition of arbitration agreements as well as the recognition and enforcement of foreign and non-domestic arbitral awards by the courts.

The term “non-domestic” appears to include arbitral awards which, although issued in the enforcement State, are treated as “foreign” under the law of that State because of the presence of a foreign element in the proceedings, for example in the application of the procedural laws of another State.

The main objective of the Convention is to seek non-discrimination against foreign and non-domestic arbitral awards; therefore, the Convention obliges States parties to ensure that such decisions are recognized and generally considered enforceable in their jurisdictions in the same way as domestic arbitral awards. A further objective of the Convention is that it requires the courts of States parties to make arbitration agreements fully effective by requiring the courts to deny the parties access to the court in breach of their agreement to refer a dispute to an arbitral tribunal.

The Convention shall be open to any State Member of the United Nations, any other State member of any specialized agency of the United Nations system or a party to the Statute of the International Court of Justice. Finished


America announces new military equipment for Iraq

America announces new military equipment for Iraq
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The US State Department announced on Tuesday that Iraqi forces were equipped with a new weapon.

“Iraqi border guards received equipment from the International Coalition to perform their duties in Anbar province,” the State Department said in a statement.

“The process of solid resolve and the Iraqi security forces must ensure the conditions to prevent the return of a terrorist organization and its ideology, maintain pressure and exploit success,” the statement said.

Baghdad has announced the reduction of the number of US troops in Iraq, after the end of the era of control is urging.