Parliamentary Finance reveal the “conditions of Baghdad” to hand over the salaries of the Kurdistan region

Policy  2018/03/07 15:21  3330  Editor: aab

Baghdad today – Baghdad

Revealed a member of the Finance Committee in the Iraqi Council of Representatives Rahim Darraji, on Wednesday, the conditions of the federal government in exchange for the distribution of salaries of employees of the Kurdistan region.

“The government has stipulated that salaries should be paid through the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), in exchange for granting the Supreme Audit Bureau a significant role in the institutions of the province and investigating the real numbers of employees,” said Rahim al-Darraji, a member of the committee.

He added that “the second condition of control over the border crossings and go to the state treasury, and the oil through the company Sumo National exclusively.”

He explained that “the provincial government rejected these conditions, and as the government is obliged to pay the salaries of employees will resort to agreement with the heads of provincial councils of the province to hand over salaries of Kurdish employees.”

In a speech on Tuesday, Prime Minister Haider al-Amri promised to lift the ban on Kurdistan airports before the upcoming Nooroz holidays.

He added that the audit of the names of employees “will continue,” noting that “to the extent we reached we can pay salaries and must be the budget of the region one because the Kurdistan region exports more than 300 thousand barrels of oil per day, or about 10% of Iraqi oil exports and these amounts It is enormous and must be taken into account. ”


announces a good news for its teachers

Kurdistan announces good news to its teachers
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The Ministry of Education in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) announced on Wednesday the increase in the allocations of graduates of the Institute of Development and Educational Training.

According to a book issued by the Ministry of Education, the allocations include 2167 teachers and 35% to 45%.

The book said that the allocations include graduates of educational development and training institutes on the staff of the directorates of education in Erbil, Dahuk, Sulaymaniyah and Karamian.

It is noteworthy that the city of Sulaymaniyah witnessed today a protest demonstration for teachers, to demand the federal government to implement its promises and pay the salaries of employees.

first plane from Kurdistan landing in Saudi Arabia after the lifting of the embargo

The first plane from Kurdistan landing in Saudi Arabia after lifting the ban
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(KUNA) – The first of the 160 pilgrims to arrive in the Saudi city of Jeddah from Sulaymaniyah International Airport will arrive tomorrow from Irbil, 156 people, said a spokesman for the Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs in the Kurdistan Region.

Ismail said in a statement to Kurdish media that “after the imposition of the ban on international flights to and from Erbil and Salman airports, we in the Ministry of Awqaf in the Kurdistan Regional Government, we sent a formal letter to the federal government includes the need to open airports to citizens to perform Umrah.

“After the request, the Iraqi government agreed to lift the ban on international flights at Erbil and Sulaymaniyah airports to citizens to perform Umrah,” he said. “The first trip of the pilgrims left for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, with 160 tents.”

He added that “a second trip for the pilgrims, including 156 camps, will go on Thursday from Erbil to Saudi Arabia,” noting that “the number of pilgrims in the Kurdistan region during the past year reached 19 thousand people.”

He pointed out that the Ministry of Awqaf of the Kurdistan Region will organize as of now flights to the citizens of the region to perform Umrah rituals through the Iraqi Airways from Erbil and Sulaymaniyah international airports.

It is noteworthy that the Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider Abadi, revealed on Tuesday, the lifting of the ban on airports in the Kurdistan Region before the feast of Nowruz.

US support for a second term for Abadi after agreeing to make Iraq under international tutelage



The US administration removed the dress of the International Alliance after the absence of the need through the elimination of criminal gangs in the majority of areas occupied after June 2014, and wore a dress (NATO) to legitimize its stay in Iraq for as long as possible, after the Iraqi government paved this to stay through NATO gave the green light to stay, by written request.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg revealed the presence of NATO forces in Iraq after receiving a written request from Prime Minister Abadi on the pretext of training Iraqi forces and providing the necessary support.

Legal experts described Abbadi’s approval as a “major breach” of the constitution and the sovereignty of the country because it is within the jurisdiction and powers of parliament as the representative of the people. The Islamic resistance factions renewed their firm position rejecting the survival of any foreign troops occupying Iraq and resisting it by word and weapon.

A member of the Political Bureau of the movement of Asaib Ahl al-Haq Laith al-Athari assured the Iraqi observer that the position of the forces opposing the survival of the foreign and American forces occupied is constant and will not change. He pointed out that the government’s request of NATO to stay in Iraq after declaring victory over terrorism clearly demonstrates that this is no more than For being a justification and a pretext to legitimize the survival of US forces occupied because of the lack of legal justification for the survival of these forces and therefore return through NATO and gain legitimacy in this regard.

Al-Athari pointed out that the political forces that have coordinated their statements over the past few days regarding the survival of the occupied American forces have gone bankrupt politically and publicly and are seeking to win the American administration in order to win the next elections because they believe that America dominates the Iraqi political scene.

Al-Athari added that the bullying abroad is a great insult to the Iraqi security forces of all kinds and popular crowd, especially that these forces gave a lot of blood in order to liberate Iraq from terrorism and try to bring foreign forces sends false messages to these forces and their leaders that they are not qualified to manage the security file in the country.

The legal expert Ali al-Tamimi confirmed in a statement to (Iraqi observer) that all the presence of foreign forces in Iraq need to approve and vote the parliament as the representative of the people and the government can not pass this approval and legislated in this way and in the case of the government’s insistence on this matter, Article 64 of the Constitution granted The Parliament has the power to hold them accountable and even to interrogate and dismiss them, but it may be subject to political consensus and quotas and thus lack of seriousness to activate this matter.

Al-Tamimi explained that the Iraqi diplomacy suffers from weakness and dispersion especially in international forums, which encouraged most countries in the world to seek to intervene in Iraqi affairs and breach of sovereignty, which is unacceptable and objectionable and raises suspicion and surprise and must take serious positions in this regard and this matter of the national forces that are reliable to preserve prestige Country and to ward off risks and a suspicious agenda.,15700021,15700105,15700124,15700149,15700168,15700173,15700201&usg=ALkJrhibNs2QB-W8rSaxJhvDoCVwVxPZVw

Abadi reveals the contents of the official talks with the Iranian Vice President

Editorial date: 2018/3/7 22:02 • 90 times read
(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi revealed the contents of the official talks with the First Vice-President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ishaq Jhangiri.
“I am proud of the development of relations between the Iraqi and Iranian peoples and the aspiration to expand them in the economic, trade and tourism fields and to serve the interests of the two peoples and the two countries,” Abadi said during the joint press briefing.
“We welcome the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Vice President, Yitzhak Jahangiri, and the members of his delegation in Baghdad,” he said, referring to the Islamic Republic of Iran for standing with Iraq against terrorism until victory and the liberation of our land and cities.
“Iraq is at the forefront of the countries that fight terrorism and are in danger from the countries of the region,” he said, adding that “we have eliminated a military advocate and we are still fighting the deviant terrorist ideology.” He welcomed the contribution of Iran and its companies in the reconstruction field,
“We have an opportunity to work together to establish peace and stability and end armed conflicts in the region on the basis of cooperation, respect for the sovereignty of states and non-interference in their internal affairs,” he said.
“Talks with the Iranian side included trade, demarcation of the border, Arab water, economic and trade cooperation, and transfer of funds. There is discussion between the two delegations and specialists to follow up and sign the minutes of the meeting between the two countries,” he said.
For his part, Jahangiri thanked Abadi, stressing “the support of his country and its stand with Iraq and its people to enhance strategic cooperation between the two countries.” He pointed out that “historical and geographical participants call for the development of relations between our two countries.
He expressed “the desire to develop the level of relations in various fields and to proceed with gas transport projects and the conclusion of agreements in the field of oil and banking relations to facilitate the work of investors and industrialists and visitors to the holy sites.”

After the addition of one trillion dinars, the share of Kurdistan in the budget has risen to 14%



A member of the Finance Committee in the House of Representatives, Abdul Qadir Mohammed, the addition of one trillion Iraqi dinars on the share of the Kurdistan region of the federal budget for 2018.
He pointed out that after the issuance of share of governance, and sovereign share of the region amounted to 7 trillion and 500 billion dinars.
MP Ahmed Haj Rashid, confirmed that the share of the Kurdistan region of the federal budget amounted to about 8.5 trillion dinars of the total amount of the budget, after the last addition.
The two deputies, Earez Abdullah, head of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Massoud Haider of the Change bloc, confirmed in a joint press conference, that the share of the Kurdistan region of the general budget of the country amounted to about 14%.
It is scheduled to add this increase to the salaries of employees and retirees within the share of Kurdistan from the federal budget for the current year.
For his part, the Secretary of the Council of Ministers of the Kurdistan Region Amang Rahim, in a statement, that «the Iraqi Council of Representatives has increased the salary of employees and retirees in the federal budget for the year 2018 from 334 billion dinars to 418 billion dinars per month by adding trillion Iraqi dinars On the emergency reserve ».
He added that «this without the share of the Peshmerga forces in the budget that remained on what it is in the budget law, which will be spent within what has been put to the allocations of sovereign forces of the Federal Ministry of Defense».
But the head of the bloc «will» in the Iraqi Council of Representatives, Hanan al-Fatlawi, confirmed that the re-voting on the share of the Kurdistan region of the federal budget for the current year, attributed to the same as in previous years (17%).
And wrote, on the social networking sites: «After the Kurdistan MPs agreed to a trick to restore their proportion in the budget by adding trillion Iraqi dinars to balance the region, through a proposal to amend the budget presented yesterday (yesterday), and after my objection we were able to drop them by voting again as they put it.
She claimed that «the President of the Council deceived some of the National Alliance deputies to re-vote on the paragraph and actually voted on it and when they objected attacked me and threatened the President of the Council to take me out of the hall».


Rafidain Center for Dialogue and the Middle East Foundation discuss the economic problems between Baghdad and the Kurdistan region


Economy News Baghdad :

The Rafidain Center for Dialogue and the Middle East Research Foundation organized two sessions to discuss the economic and political problems between the Kurdistan Region and Baghdad .

The Rafidain Center for Dialogue in a press statement received by “Economy News”, “The Rafidain Center for Dialogue at its headquarters in Najaf Al Ashraf received a delegation from the Kurdistan region represents the Middle East Research Foundation MERI , within a memorandum of cooperation agreed by the two parties to organize a series of dialogue programs aimed at establishing community peace, The outstanding problems between the center and the region, “noting that” the delegation included a number of Kurdish political figures and academies, including Dr. De Laur Alaeddin, head of the Middle East Research Foundation and Jafar Aminki, Deputy Speaker of the Kurdistan Regional Parliament and Saadi Ahmed Bireh member of the Political Bureau of the National Union Dstani Hadi Ali ,chairman of the political body of the Islamic Union of Kurdistan and Dr. Abdullah Aloisi head of the Union of Islamic Scholars in Kurdistan and the members of the Iraqi Council ofRepresentatives Arafat and Mahmoud Karam Reza Amin and Muthanna . “

“The dialogue program included two sessions held at the Sergio de Mello Hall at the headquarters of the Rafidain Center for Dialogue. The first session entitled” The Future of Governance in Iraq: Crises and Partnership Opportunities “discussed the methodological foundations of governance and how to implement them in Iraq in light of a crisis. In the administration of the state between the governments of the Center and the region, the participants reviewed – in a dialogue atmosphere characterized by frankness and acceptance of views – many of the wrong policies by the parties and that caused the escalation of the crisis .

“The second session was held in the form of a round table entitled” The role of decision-makers and the political elite in building confidence among the Iraqi components “, led by Mr. Omar Al-Shaher, Media Advisor at the Rafidain Center for Dialogue, and with the participation of a group of Iraqi political figures representing the ruling parties, Al-Fatawi, Sami al-Askari, Adnan al-Zarafi, Dr. Nassar al-Rubaie and Ali al-Muayyed, where many topics were discussed, such as the impact of the constitutional provisions on the distribution of wealth and the effects of the federal system in Iraq. Consensual democracy guarantor of the rights of all, and the rejection of past differences and speeches convulsive definitively to build confidence between the components in a real and clear . “

On the other hand, Zeid Talaqani, head of the Rafidain Center for Dialogue ( RCD),stressed that the Center has not stopped trying to bring the views of the parties in the governments of the center and the region closer together in order to achieve community peace, support the democratic experiment and build a prosperous homeland. De Laour Alaeddin, president of the Middle East Research Institute ( MERI), confirmed that these sessions are informal sessions aimed at lobbying decision-makers to lay the foundations of the state of citizenship .

On the other hand, the President of the Association of Iraqi private banks Wadih al-Hanal in a letter sent to the Rafidain Center for Dialogue, “We were very pleased with the results of the two meetings held by the Rafidain Center for Dialogue Rcd in his headquarters in Najaf, in cooperation with the Middle East Merl , The establishment of a sustainable community ladder, and the resolution of outstanding problems between the center and the region under the title (The future of governance in Iraq: crises and opportunities for partnership), and the role of decision-makers and political elites in building trust between constituents .

He added that “addressing these two controversial issues at this level of brainstorming and the wide participation of Arab and Kurdish political and academic figures will inevitably contribute to overcoming the wrong policies on both sides, enhancing the chances of participation and accepting the other opinion and preventing escalation of the crisis between the center and the region, Which may enter the country “God forbid” in a dark tunnel .

“We highly appreciate the two sessions of the two dialogues on the importance of resorting to the Constitution as a guarantor of the rights of all components in accordance with the principle of citizenship, and emphasis on the equal rights and duties of all Iraqis, and focus on the adoption of consensus to overcome differences and overcome obstacles, and renounce convulsive speeches and build bridges of trust between the components of the Iraqi people in real, And with sincere intentions . “

He pointed out that “history will be recorded with gratitude for the Rafidain Center for Dialogue and the Middle East Foundation this wonderful initiative, which aimed primarily to bring together the views of the parties in the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government to bring about community peace and unite efforts and channel all the energies of Iraqi society to build the homeland. And establish a state of citizenship. “

Kurdistan policy adopts a position from the statements of the last Abadi and put options

Kurdistan adopts a position from the statements of the last Abadi and put options
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The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) announced on Wednesday its position on Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi’s remarks at his last weekly conference on the distribution of salaries of the region’s employees and the opening of its airports ahead of the Norouz holidays.

“If these problems are resolved, it will be the beginning of dialogue and discussion of other issues in the near future,” provincial government spokesman Sven Dzai told the news agency.

In turn, excluded Kurdish political researcher Kifah Mahmoud in an interview with the twilight News that contribute to the initiative from Baghdad in the Kurds to take a unified position against the background of the Iraqi parliament’s vote on the budget in their absence.

Mahmud likened what happened in the Iraqi parliament to “out of partnership and that the decision was taken away from the main partner in the Iraqi state and this is a very dangerous precedent.”

“In the light of this precedent, all political parties in the region have been healed to take a decision or issue a statement about it,” he said.

It is noteworthy that the Iraqi Council of Representatives voted recently on the federal budget law for the year 2018 in the absence of Kurdish deputies.


Barzani and Silliman are discussing several files in Erbil


Barzani and Suleiman discuss several files in Erbil
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The head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Nezhirvan Barzani, on Wednesday discussed with US Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Seelman several issues related to the current situation in Iraq and Kurdistan.

Barzani, during his meeting with Silliman in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region, addressed several issues related to the political crisis between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, and stressed the region on more than one occasion on the need to resort to dialogue and rely on the Iraqi constitution to solve all the problems between Baghdad and Erbil.

It is noteworthy that the dispute over the share of the Kurdistan region of the budget was the cause of multiple meetings conducted by the President of the Government of the Territory, Nechirvan Barzani with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi in Baghdad, but those meetings did not succeed in moving Abadi position.

The Kurdish efforts are not isolated, according to observers, from the tails of the battle of 16 October and the efforts of the central government to re-establish the border crossings (land and air), which is still in the hands of the territorial government, and the return of the Peshmerga to the borders of 2003, Which implies implicitly removing the control of the Kurdistan Regional Government for the city of Kirkuk, rich in oil.

Kirkuk region shows the agreement with Baghdad in the management of airports and ports

Editorial Date: 2018/3/7 13:04 • 131 times read


announced the General Directorate of Customs in the Kurdistan region, on Wednesday, close to reach a final agreement between Erbil and Baghdad on the management of border crossings.

“The federal government and the Kurdistan government have agreed in principle to manage the border crossings in the region,” said General Director of Kurdistan Customs, Samal Abdulrahman.

He explained: “According to this agreement in principle, all border crossings in the Kurdistan region will be managed by crews from the Kurdistan region with the supervision of the Iraqi government and control.”

“During the coming week, a joint delegation from Baghdad and the Kurdistan region will go to the crossing to prepare a report that will be the basis for a decision on this matter,” Abdul Rahman said.

It is noteworthy that the management of border crossings in the Kurdistan region, has become one of the points of disagreement between Baghdad and Erbil after the imposition of the federal authority in the province of Kirkuk on October 16 last, where the Prime Minister, Haider Abadi, the intention of his government to impose control of the federal authorities while the region calls for management in a way Common.

“The closure of airports in the region is not punishment or retaliation against our citizens there, but we want to subject them to the federal authority, which is a constitutional requirement recently approved by the region,” said Abbadi yesterday, adding that “the government will pay the salaries of eligible employees in the region soon and will not wait forever.

” The technical return of the federal authority to the airports has begun and soon will be issued my order in this regard. ”

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