Negotiations between Washington and Baghdad to return the disputed areas to the Peshmerga

aljournal March 28, 2018

Baghdad – Follow-up

The coalition forces are conducting negotiations between the Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi forces to return the Peshmerga to the disputed areas and jointly manage them, but the two parties have not reached any agreement in this regard so far, at the time hinted the Prime Minister and Commander in Chief of the armed forces, The possibility of cooperation with the Kurdistan Regional Government to impose security in the disputed areas between Erbil and Baghdad.

The former coordinator of relations between the Peshmerga and the popular crowd in Kirkuk, Nazem Kahih, said in a press statement that the representatives of the Peshmerga and coalition forces met in Kirkuk during the past few days, indicating that the purpose of the meetings was the return of the Peshmerga forces to Kirkuk and Tuzkhurmato and Khankin, To be shared by the Peshmerga and other Kurdish forces in common points, but the “Peshmerga” demanded power and return to all the region.

It is worth mentioning that the intervention of coalition forces to coordinate between the Peshmerga forces and Iraqi forces comes at a time when the movements of the organization, “Daash” significantly in the disputed areas, while the Iraqi Prime Minister, that there is fear of the collapse of the Iraqi army, The second of the Peshmerga forces, Brig. Gen. Horaman Mohammed, that the call to gather strength and there are large fears of a surprise by this extremist organization.

He said that the Peshmerga and the coalition held a meeting to return the Peshmerga forces to the disputed areas and address the risk of extremist organization, adding that the Iraqi forces do not prove a consistent position in this regard, adding that the coalition believes that the Peshmerga and the Iraqi army do not have the ability to ignore each other and without coordination between them, Kirkuk will not stabilize.

The movements of the “da’ash” and the fears of Iraqi officials of the repeated collapse of the military system by this organization at a time when Baghdad moved Tuesday, a special military force from Baghdad to Kirkuk, and directed the leader of the axis of western Kirkuk to the Peshmerga forces, Kamal Karkuki, The collapse of the defense system of the Peshmerga forces at an hour from what he called “traitors,” and said that the Peshmerga forces will not return unless the situation in Kirkuk is similar to what it was before October 16 last.

The return of life to the “da’ash” and its wide movements to the level at night to attack the disputed areas in the provinces of Kirkuk and Diyala also works to sabotage the security conditions within the cities also, in contrast Abadi pointed to the possibility of cooperation with the Kurdistan Regional Government to impose security in the regions Disputed between Arbil and Baghdad.

The Iraqi constitution dealt with the issue of Article 140 through three stages: the census, normalization of the situation, the holding of a referendum, but Kurdish officials say that the governments that followed the rule of Iraq after 2003 disavowed the application of that article, said Abbadi at a press conference on Wednesday, Meeting with his government ministers, that the security system of one Iraqi, “and the text of the Constitution, the Peshmerga forces are part of that system.

On October 16, Iraqi forces and the popular crowd attacked the oil-rich province of Kirkuk and other disputed territories, including some Christian-populated areas known as the Nineveh Plain, which was protected by Peshmerga forces, and the Asayish Kurdish security.

In the meantime, announced the post in the district of Sinjar, Mahma Khalil, the start of the withdrawal of elements of the PKK from the judiciary after the arrival of the Iraqi army, and explained that the advance of the Iraqi army, arrived in the district of Sinjar west of Mosul, the center of Nineveh, northern Iraq, With the arrival of the army, the elements of the PKK, or the so-called “Bkha”, to withdraw from the district of Sinjar, a few hours ago, noting that withdrawals are still going on so far, pointing out that the Chief of Staff of the Iraqi army, arrived Wednesday, Sinjar district, to find out the security situation and impose the control of the army.

The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) said in a statement on Friday (March 23rd) that its fighters had moved to Sinjar to protect the Yezidi people from genocide by a “calling” organization and were now withdrawing “to reach that goal.” From Sinjar, last Friday, did not withdraw, announced the Chief Justice of the judiciary, Mahma Khalil in a statement to correspond with us, on Monday, but noted during his speech, that the PKK has a plan to withdraw over the next two days.

In an exclusive statement to the Sputnik correspondent in Iraq, March 19, Lieutenant-Colonel Luqman Klee Ibrahim, an assistant brigade commander of the “Jabal Sinjar” forces in the northern Iraqi province of Zumar, said that the 71st and 15 Iraqi Army troops captured the Iraqi-Syrian border from Sinuni area is 30 km west.

Ibrahim said that about a week ago, an alliance in Mosul, “the center of Nineveh, northern Iraq,” between the two groups, “71, 15,” forces, “the protection of Izidkhan” or what is known as “Yabsha,” a political wing of the PKK, “The military deployment in Sinjar, the two branches of the army, and members of the al-Yabshah forces is the protection force of Isidakhan,” he said.

“There is now a political game. The PKK PKK has not withdrawn from Sinjar. It is just a change from the PKK to the ISDF. There is no withdrawal from the judiciary and the announcement of withdrawal only to the media to avoid a Turkish strike against them. “He said.

On the strength of Yazidi fighters and fighters who were in the PKK and currently in the protection of Isidakhan, Ibrahim said that they numbered 500 because they were paid monthly salaries from the Iraqi Interior Ministry.

The Iraqi government said in a statement on Tuesday that Yildirim said “there is no agreement between the Iraqi and Turkish governments regarding operations in Iraqi territory to hunt PKK elements, and that what happened was an inaccuracy in the transport. We wanted to say that we will not carry out any operations. Without the consent of the Iraqi government and did not mean that we agreed with them, and that Turkey respects the sovereignty of Iraq and will not do any work exceeded it. ”

The statement added that Abadi stressed that “the Iraqi security forces impose their control over the entire territory of Iraq and directed by the Iraqi federal forces when he visited Mosul full control of the border and the prevention of any foreign fighters has got this command and the border is currently controlled by our forces and we reject any violation of Turkey Through our territory. ”

The Iraqi army chief of staff, General Othman al-Ghanmi, inspected the military units in Iraq’s border areas and villages with Syria and Turkey, according to the Iraqi Defense Ministry.

During his tour, the chief of staff briefed the Iraqi border crossings with the two countries, praising the great efforts of the Iraqi forces to impose security and stability on these vast and mountainous areas and prevent the return of armed gangs.

Othman al-Ghanmi stressed the need to take the highest degree of caution and cooperation with the citizens and the people to confront the gangs and prevent infiltration into the villages and areas after the return of normal life, accompanied by him in his inspection tour of his operations and commander of the ground forces and director of military intelligence and a number of officers of the army staff.


Barzani discussed with a US delegation military files on Iraq and Kurdistan

Barzani discussed with a US delegation military files belonging to Iraq and Kurdistan
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The head of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Nechirvan Barzani, received on Wednesday the new commander of the coalition forces in Iraq, General Walter Bayit and US Consul General in the region, Ken Cross and the accompanying delegation.

“The meeting was held in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, during which the delegation expressed the readiness of the International Coalition for cooperation and coordination with the Peshmerga forces in addressing the terrorist and urged, and stressed the need to be proud of the people of the region and the international community victories achieved by the forces Peshmerga, which was for the sake of all humanity and expressed his country’s readiness to continue and strengthen cooperation and coordination more between Arbil and Baghdad.

For his part, Barzani expressed the readiness of the regional government for any cooperation and coordination, especially in the areas currently facing the dangers of the return of terrorism to it, stressing a number of political, economic and social steps to reassure the displaced to ensure their return to their areas.

deputy: the reform law will provide 100 billion to Kurdistan

Deputy: Reform Law will provide 100 billion to Kurdistan
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A member of the Finance Committee of the Parliament of the Kurdistan Region Izzat Saber said on Wednesday that the adoption of the reform law in the parliament would contribute to the abolition of the savings system for the staff of the region.

“It is expected that the law will be ratified within the next 20 days, which provides the Kurdistan Region about 100 billion dinars, so it is possible to cancel the system of savings, not only legalization.”

He added that “there are financial problems addressed by this law, including the amendment of the mechanism of the allocation of risk, to become only those who deserve it, while now is the conduct of ministries full staff.”

It is noteworthy that the Council of Ministers of the Kurdistan Region met before noon Wednesday under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region, Nezhirvan Barzani and in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, where the new system was approved to distribute the salaries of employees.

The parliamentary mechanism to publish the budget in the facts sheet without notice infallible


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The Parliamentary Legal Committee said on Wednesday that the parliament will ask a question to the Federal Court on sending the federal budget to the Official Gazette after it abstained from sending it.

“The decision of the Federal Court will be obliged to work after the parliament sent his question on how to publish the budget in the absence of infallible ratification of the law and sent notice of publication to the official newspaper,” said the member of the Committee Zana Said, Limited to the presidency of the Republic and its absence will form a missing constitutional ring. ”

He added that “the parliament will work according to the Federal Court’s decision on whether or not to send notice of publication to the Ministry of Justice to implement the federal budget law for 2018,” while excluded “re-budget to the committees of parliament to read it again.”

The parliamentary legal committee, on Tuesday, the political pressure exercised on Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri to re-balance the House of Representatives again, while confirmed that the objection of the infallible for a second time unconstitutional.

The President of the House of Representatives Salim al-Jubouri, on Tuesday, the re-draft of the General Budget Law 2018 to the Presidency of the Republic. End 25 T


Details of the amendment of salaries of employees of the Kurdistan region


Release date: 2018/3/28 21:04 • 6 times read
A source in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) announced on Wednesday details of the amendment of the system of saving the salaries of the region’s employees.
The source said in a press statement that the amendment of the system of saving the salaries of employees of the region will be as follows:
400 to 500 thousand dinars, the salaries of more than 37 thousand employees, 10% of their salaries are saved.
500 to 600 thousand dinars, the salaries of about 453 thousand employees, 15% of their salaries are saved.
600 to 700 thousand dinars, 16% of their salaries are saved.
700 to 800,000 dinars, 17% of their salaries are saved.
800 to 900,000 dinars, 18% of their salaries are saved.
900 thousand to one million dinars, 20% of their salaries are saved.
Million to one million and 500 thousand dinars, 23% of their salaries are saved.
One and a half million to two million dinars, 25% of their salaries are saved.
2 million to 3 million dinars, 25% of their salaries are saved.
The head of the provincial government, Nechirvan Barzamy announced today, the amendment of the system of government savings for salaries of employees of the Kurdistan region, stressing that the amendment is the first of its kind after 3 years.

Reserve of the Central Bank of Iraq rose to more than 50 billion dollars


The Central Bank disclosed that the cash reserve exceeded 50 billion dollars.
“The central bank’s cash reserves now exceed 50 billion dollars,” the bank’s governor Ali al-Aalak said in a press statement. “This ratio is among the normal rates in terms of local currency and in accordance with the International Monetary Fund’s agreed standards.”
He added that “the Central Bank continues to print the local currency because of the damage and aging in order to maintain the balance between the offer of local currency and reserves, and this central role of the Central Bank,” pointing out at the same time, “that what is put from time to time for falsification of the currency exaggerated In which the bank has the tools capable of detecting any fraud. ”
“The percentage of fraud found and discovered by the bank does not exceed 6 sheets per million paper, and when discovered, are imposed a large fines on banks or entities that deposit.”


Rasheed Bank launches Nakheel MasterCard service



Economy News Baghdad:

Al Rasheed Bank launched Nakheel Mastercard for public sector employees in the presence of the Governor of the Central Bank Ali Al-Alaq, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance Dr. Maher Hammad Johan, the President of the Association of Iraqi Private Banks Wadih Al-Hanal and a number of government and private banks managers.

“The launch of Rasheed Bank, this is Nakheel Master Card, is in line with the strategy of the Central Bank in developing the products of the banking sector and providing modern banking services in accordance with the mechanisms in force globally,” said Central Bank Governor Ali Alaq during the ceremony.

“The bank seeks to be a sophisticated banking sector and uses electronic programs capable of providing the best products for this sector,” he said.

“The use of electronic cards is a strategic objective at the national level for its multiple advantages in providing the foundations for the introduction of electronic governance and expand the circle of dealing with the banking sector.”

For his part, called the Director General of Rashid Bank, Dr. Rashad Khudair Wahid, all ministries to accelerate the settlement of the salaries of employees and the receipt of the card “Nakheel MasterCard” to enable the bank to grant them advances and loans, pointing out that the card helps the citizen to save and protect the circulation of counterfeit currency and retain salaries from Thefts during transport.

“The card is drawn from inside and outside Iraq,” Wahid said, adding that “the bank has recently distributed a number of ATMs in Baghdad and the provinces, in addition to the commission of the card (10) thousands of dinars, three years.”

The director general of the company portal of Iraq electronic Basel Hill, “This step comes within the objectives of the company to serve banks operating in Iraq, and was the first project with the Bank of Rasheed.”

“The company is currently working on the development of solutions and electronic payment channels, including the provision of POS devices for shops, services, companies, institutions and entertainment facilities to provide comprehensive services, sophisticated and smart for their customers and enable them electronically.



Masrour Barzani Receives US Military Delegation in Erbil

Masrour Barzani Receives US Military Delegation in Erbil

ERBIL – Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani received on Wednesday the new general commander of the US-led Coalition in Iraq Maj. Gen. Walter Piatt to discuss the latest political and security developments in the region and ties between the sides, including coordination in the fight against terrorism.

Barzani reiterated to the US prominent official that KRG will stay committed to its collaboration with the United States in fighting against the Islamic State and any other terrorist group.

He also wished Piatt success in his new position.

The Kurdish top official expressed his concerns over the re-emergence of the extremist groups in the liberated areas, urging all sides to stabilize the areas so that those terrorists cannot reorganize themselves once again.

Meanwhile, Piatt asserted that the international coalition would carry on supporting the Kurdistan Region and the Peshmerga forces, as it views the region as being a key player in providing stability in the area.

Parliament finishes reading 7 laws and ends its second legislative term on April 30 next {expanded}

Date of release: 2018/3/28 15:06 • 165 times read
(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) The House of Representatives ended its regular session 15, which was resumed under the chairmanship of Salim al-Jubouri, Speaker of the House of Representatives on Wednesday read 7 laws.
A statement by the Information Department of the House of Representatives received by the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of it today, “At the beginning of the meeting, MP Hassan Tauran read a statement on the occasion of the 27th anniversary of the massacre of Alton Kubri, which was committed by the Baathist regime in the city during the uprising of Shaabani in 1991, referring to the heinous act of systemic organs The former through the execution of a group of men shot dead as well as massacres committed in other areas of Turkmen, pointing out that gangs advocating terrorism carried out acts of terrorism when the gangs two years ago hit the area of ​​Taza chemical weapons, calling on the concerned authorities to pay attention to citizens in us Yeh Walton Bridge “.
The Council completed the first reading of the proposed amendment to the Third Law of the Iraqi Engineers Association No. (51) for the year 1979 and submitted by the Committee of Civil Society Organizations.
The Council concluded reading a report and discussing the legal draft of the accession of the Republic of Iraq to the Maritime Labor Agreement of 2006 and the accession of the Republic of Iraq to the Convention on Identity of Seafarers’ Documents No. 185 of 2003 submitted by the Committees on Foreign Relations, Labor and Social Affairs.
In the interventions, MP Riad Gharib stressed the importance of the Convention as the reservation of maritime labor and cover the requirements of their work, and called for a vote on them.
MP Hassan al-Khalahi called for a speedy vote on the agreement, which is important to the seafarers’ workers.
The Council completed the reading of the report and discussion of the proposed amendment to the first law of the Iraqi Academy of Sciences No. 22 of 2015 and submitted by the Legal Committee.
In the interventions of the deputies, MP Birwan Musleh suggested that the scientific complex be an independent scientific entity that includes all competencies.
As for the same, the Council completed the reading of a report and discussion of the proposed law to include contractors from the Sons of Iraq (Awakening) to the Ministries of Defense and Interior provided by the committees of security, defense, legal and reconciliation and the issue and justice.
In the interventions of deputies, MP Abdul Karim Abtan called for the need to legislate the law to equate the ranks of the fighters who took up arms against terrorism.
MP Abbas al-Bayati stressed the importance of honoring both the murderer of terrorism and the treatment of their martyrs and wounded like their peers in other armed forces.
MP Ammar Tohme pointed to the importance of defining a paragraph concerning the return of dismissed persons to their jobs and not making them public.
She called on MP Najeeb Najib to know the number of distributors on the ministries concerned and financial capabilities in the event of conversion to permanent owners.
For his part, MP Hisham al-Suhail pointed out the existence of laws that dealt with the status of fighters and their integration in several ministries, calling for equal pay as with other peers.
MP Nahida Daini pointed to the importance of the inclusion of the martyrs of the Sahwa and wounded them with rights and privileges.
MP Mona Al-Amiri expressed her support for the legislation of a unified law covering all those covered and amending them.
MP Kazem al-Sayadi called on the cabinet to issue a decision to reinstate all those who had made the sacrifices, urging the House of Representatives to enact the law to preserve the rights of those covered.
The Council then completed a report on the draft law on the characterization of the national currency for the construction of schools and kindergartens provided by the Education Committee.
In the interventions of the deputies, MP Haneen al-Qaddu proposed the establishment of a fund to collect the amounts collected from the stamp duty to support the reality of the schools and distribute them according to the necessary needs.
In its response to the interventions, the Committee concerned had taken into account proposals on the draft law.
The Council also completed the reading of a report and discussion of the proposed law on the rights and protection of engineers submitted by the committees of services, reconstruction, finance and legal.
In the interventions of MPs, MP Riyad Ghali stressed the importance of obligating investment companies to hire and appoint a number of engineers while working to increase engineering specialties.
“The law is important to protect engineers from abuses and the need to grant them the necessary rights,” said Haitham al-Jubouri.
MP Hanan al-Fatlawi pointed to the work on the drafting of legal texts that protect engineers from legal accountability in the event of legal leave of engineering projects that are referred to integrity.
MP Fratt Al-Tamimi called for the inclusion of agricultural engineers and granting them privileges and allocations within the law.
In turn, MP Faris al-Faris said that the law by granting engineers their rights will contribute to support the reconstruction and reconstruction of Iraq in the stage after the advocate of the terrorist.
MP Naji pointed out the importance of not obligating the engineer to belong to the Engineers Syndicate in order to include them in the law.
MP Mahdi al-Zubaidi called for finding a specialized judiciary in public contracts in order to understand the position of the engineer in concluding contracts in order to avoid cases of legal accountability.
Sharaouq Al-Abaieji said the law helps to provide a sound legislative environment for the development of engineering sectors in the reconstruction phase.
In its response to the interventions, the committee stressed that engineers are the basis of the urban renaissance and that the legislation of the law is important to protect their rights, stressing that taking into consideration the proposals submitted on this law.
In another matter, President al-Jubouri announced that the second legislative term ends on 30/4/2018 in accordance with the constitution, while the current parliamentary session ends on 30/6/2018. The council can hold a regular or extraordinary session as necessary, stressing that the Presidency will convene a meeting In which the voting on the important laws remaining in the custody of the Council is completed.
The Council completed the first reading of the draft law amending the Law No. (173) for the year 1965 amended by the Legal Committee to go on a long period of legislation of the law in force and in view of the development of economic life, social and political in Iraq, which should be accompanied by the law of these lawyers and developments and to review some of its articles including These developments are in line with the legal profession, which plays an important role in establishing the principle of the rule of law and the values ​​of justice and protecting rights and freedoms in accordance with the constitutional principles and laws. In professional and to maintain their rights.
Sheikh Hamam Hamoudi, the first deputy speaker of the council, announced after his meeting for the session that the next session, which will be determined later, will see a vote on whether or not to answer the respondents’ questions.

Deputy reveals the number of laws stage for the next parliamentary session

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A member of the parliamentary legal committee, Zana Said, said on Wednesday that some 21 laws in the House of Representatives will be deported to the next session.

“The most important laws are the federal court law, the oil and gas law, the law of the union council, the law of where you come from, the law on graft and the law of the federal court, in addition to many laws of trade unions,” Said told the news agency.

He Said said that “the House of Representatives was unable to vote on the laws, because of the lack of consensus by the political blocs.”

It is noteworthy that the presidency of the Iraqi parliament criticized the frequent absence of deputies from the meetings, while attributed the deputies many of these absences to the preoccupation of the members of the House of Representatives to prepare for the upcoming parliamentary elections on 12 of next May.


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