Deputy reveals for “tomorrow’s Press” the date of voting on the budget and emphasizes: staff deductions stopped

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A member of the Finance Committee, MP Mahasen Hamdoun, on Monday, that next Tuesday is the date of voting on the budget in 2018.

Hamdoun said, “Al-Ghad Press” “The Finance Committee continues its meetings to discuss the budget and will not clear things, Vote on them. ”

She explained that “the vote on the budget will be next Tuesday,” asserting that “deductions of salaries of employees stopped in the budget.”

“The financial committee is meeting today to complete the discussions and will not show the picture only in the voting session on the budget,” adding that “the proportion of the region will not change and members of the Kurdistan Alliance did not attend to discuss the budget so far, so the situation remains the same.

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Assistant US Secretary of State and Defense arrive in Baghdad

 

Assistant US Secretary of State and Defense arrive in Baghdad

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 Baghdad / Al-Ghad Press:
A source familiar with the matter said Tuesday that the Assistant Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Defense arrived in Baghdad.
The source, who asked not to be named, told “Al-Gharab Press” that “the assistants of US foreign and defense ministers arrived in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on an unannounced visit.”
“The reasons for the visit are unknown,” he said.

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Abadi policy reveals pressure to keep the ban on airports in Kurdistan

Abadi reveals pressure to keep the ban on airports in Kurdistan
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Shafaq News / Prime Minister Haider Abadi, on Tuesday, for being under pressure from political parties, in order to maintain the international ban imposed on the airports of the Kurdistan Region.

Abadi said during the weekly conference that there are “unnamed” parties exerted pressure on us so as not to open airports to the Kurds, indicating that these want to make electoral gains from keeping the airports of Kurdistan closed.

“The Kurds are citizens of the first degree, and we do not want to harm our citizens,” he said, adding that his government will not lift the ban on airports in Kurdistan only in the event of the fulfillment of all conditions, he said.

He pointed out that Baghdad has granted exemptions for a number of international flights from the airports of the Kurdistan region, for humanitarian and other reasons.

It is noteworthy that the Kurdistan region held on 25 September last referendum, in which 93% of the population voted for independence from Iraq, but this has angered Baghdad to cooperate with Tehran and Ankara to impose sanctions on the region, including the ban on flights to airports Erbil and Sulaymaniyah .

And launched a military campaign in the disputed areas on the Peshmerga forces and Kurdish security elements on the 16 of October last, and carried out the displacement, killing, looting, looting and burning of homes and property of thousands of Kurds, with the registration of cases of rape and sexual assault in those areas in reprisals from militias Support for Iraqi forces, according to international organizations and officials in the territorial government.

Zaidi: Budget 2018 will not recognize unless the three presidencies agree on the points of contention

Zaidi: Budget 2018 will not recognize unless the three presidencies agree on the points of contention

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Baghdad / Al-Ghad Press:
The parliamentary legal committee confirmed on Tuesday that Iraq will remain without a budget unless the three presidencies agree on the contentious points of the expected meeting.
A member of the committee, Kamel al-Zaidi, in a statement received “Al-Ghad Press,” a copy of it, “the talks between the blocs on points of disagreement on the budget, especially with the Kurds have not been reached by any agreement,” noting that “hopes are placed on the next three presidencies to resolve Controversial points on the budget. “

“Preparations for the meeting will begin in the coming days with the president and the prime minister,” Zaidi said.
It is noteworthy that the Prime Minister discussed, earlier ways to approve the budget law with the group of deputies of the Kurdish blocs.

 

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Abadi policy is to open international flights in front of the airports of the province of Kurdistan provided

 

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The new Prime Minister Haider Abadi on Tuesday promised to lift the ban on international flights to airports in the Kurdistan Region.

“All over the world, the border crossings are in the hands of the federal government,” Abadi said at his weekly conference after meeting with his government team.

He added that the federal government will end the international ban on airports in the Kurdistan Region in the event of the implementation of all demands.

It is noteworthy that the Kurdistan region held on September 25 last referendum in which supported 93% of the population voting for independence from Iraq, but this has angered Baghdad to cooperate with Tehran and Ankara to impose sanctions on the region, including ban flights on airports Erbil and Sulaymaniyah.

It launched a military campaign in the disputed areas against the Peshmerga forces and Kurdish security forces on 16 October and carried out the displacement, killing, looting, looting and burning of homes and property of thousands of Kurds with the registration of cases of rape and sexual assault in those areas in retaliations of militias supporting the Iraqi forces , According to international organizations and officials of the territorial Government.

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World Security Council to Help Baghdad, Erbil Resolve Disputes

World Security Council to Help Baghdad, Erbil Resolve Disputes

ERBIL – World Security Council will start investigations on the disputes between Iraq and the Kurdistan Region in order to help the sides resolve their issues via peaceful methods.

According to a statement released by the UN, a copy of which was been sent to BasNews, the UN special envoy to Iraq, Jan Kubis, is expected to write an investigation report on the political tensions between Erbil and Baghdad to help the sides solve the issues peacefully.

The Kurdistan Region held an independence referendum last September. As a result, the federal government imposed several embargoes on the region including bannig the international flights and cutting Kurdish public employees’ salaries.

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Al-Mahna: The budget will pass by majority after the approval of part of the Kurds to approve it

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The deputy of the National Alliance Sadik al-Mahna, on Tuesday, the removal of many obstacles that stood in front of the adoption of the law of the general budget, while stressing that some of the Kurdish deputies agreed to pass the law, it is likely to vote by majority during the coming sessions.

He said in an interview with local media and the agency [Media treasures], “The budget will be passed during the meetings of the House of Representatives next as a result of overcoming many of the obstacles that stood in front of the passage of the budget,” pointing out that “the meeting of the three presidencies with the Finance Committee will motivate Bigger to pass the budget. ”

Al-Mahna added that “the budget will pass by a majority of the National Alliance and the Union of Forces and part of the deputies of the Kurds during the coming sessions,” noting that “17% ended because it was given in accordance with moods and political consensus.”

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