Urgent security : Pentagon: a special force of the Peshmerga entered Kirkuk

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A source in the Pentagon has revealed the entry of a special force from the Peshmerga to the disputed city of Kirkuk between Baghdad and Kurdistan.

Al-Hurra television quoted a Pentagon source as saying that special groups of Peshmerga had entered Kirkuk in coordination with Baghdad.

He added that the majority of the elements of these groups of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan.

The Washington-based International Alliance seeks to involve the Peshmerga forces in maintaining security in the disputed areas, following an increase in the number of armed attacks carried out by an organization calling on the Baghdad-Kirkuk road on the one hand and between Diyala and Baghdad on the other.

The adviser of the Ministry of Peshmerga Major General Bakhtiar Mohammed told the news agency on Wednesday that the proposal of the International Coalition on the redeployment of the Peshmerga elements in the disputed and coordination on it, is welcome by his ministry, although lacks clear mechanisms.

He cited Mohammed successfully “the mechanisms that have been followed previously between the federal forces and the Peshmerga forces, specifically in the years 2008 and beyond, as there was a mechanism for joint action from Nineveh province to Khanaqin.”

The Peshmerga forces, as well as Asayish (Kurdish private security forces), have taken control of the disputed areas since 2003, but the Kurdish forces withdrew following the redeployment of Iraqi forces in those areas following the independence referendum.

Joint operations between the Peshmerga, the Iraqi army and the international coalition forces have been in place between 2011 and 2014, before the emergence of a sympathetic organization.

The tasks of joint operations were to “maintain security in the disputed areas in the provinces of Diyala, Kirkuk, Salahuddin and Nineveh.”

The disputed areas between the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Region, the most important areas of dispute between the two sides since 14 years and an area of about 37 thousand square kilometers.

Between these areas, a strip of length of a thousand km extends from the border with Syria to the Iranian border, and is located in the south of the three provinces of Erbil, Sulaymaniyah and Dohuk autonomous region.

The disputed areas, where some 1.2 million Kurds live, are located in Nineveh, Erbil, Salahaddin, Diyala and Kirkuk provinces, the most disputed areas between Baghdad and Erbil.




Abadi praises the great experience of Japanese companies

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Prime Minister Haider Al-Abbadi praised the great experience enjoyed by Japanese companies in all sectors.

Abadi said during a meeting with Japanese foreign trade delegation Jitro that there are Japanese companies in Iraq, including the company operating in the water of Basra, calling for the continuation of these companies to implement the projects in the country.

The head of the Japanese delegation to the desire of Japanese companies to invest in Iraq and its intention to visit Iraq soon to see these projects, indicating that the organization has the desire to expand its office in Iraq after the stability of the security situation and the expulsion of a terrorist organization calling from all regions.


A big tribute to the grant «Tamkeen» organized by the Association of Iraqi private banks

Economy News Baghdad:

The Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers Mahdi Al-Alak, on the initiative of “Tamkeen” launched by the Association of Iraqi private banks for the rehabilitation and training of young people, explaining that the Iraqi banking sector in great progress, noting that the rate of implementation of the government program more than 75%, while the President of the Association of Private Banks Wadih The best way to end the unemployment crisis is to support small and medium-sized enterprises. He explained that the Association of Private Banks has succeeded in employing 90% of the youth participating in the Tamkeen grant as well as training more than 2,000 people working in the banking sector.

The Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, Mahdi Alallak in a meeting with the President of the Association of Iraqi private banks Wadih al-Hanal, on the empowerment of young people at the station in central Baghdad, and in the presence of elite Arab and Iraqi intellectuals participating in the Baghdad International Book Fair and attended by “Economy News”, ” The government program more than 75%, and some programs that have not been implemented because of the financial distress experienced by the country, as a result of the decline in oil prices in the global market, “noting that” the rise of oil prices to more than $ 60 will contribute to easing the financial crisis which is reassuring in the budget of 2018 “He said.

He pointed out that the “Youth Empowerment Initiative is a step in addressing poverty through training and empowering them to improve their capabilities, which is the best option to end the crisis of poverty and not through the distribution of funds.” He pointed out that “the most significant achievements at the Kuwait Conference is the opening of Iraq to investors and we will sign an end This month with a number of investors to implement projects, “adding that” the government worked to facilitate the work of investors to promote the economy of the country. ”

He added that “the Iraqi private sector is much better than it was in 2003, despite the critical transition that affected his work,” stressing that “the State to sponsor the private sector, especially the private banking sector, which has a major role in addressing unemployment and poverty.

He pointed out that “the banking sector during the stage in the recovery phase and it is necessary to have a large partnership with international banks, which reflects positively on the economy.”

For his part, said the President of the Association of Iraqi private banks, Wadih al-Hanal, that “the Association of Iraqi private banks supported and sponsored the Baghdad International Book Fair, which is part of the financial coverage, which aims to access banking services to all provinces and remote areas to pay all his needs and purchases through the card Banking, “noting that” the Association of private banks launched the initiative to empower young people to qualify 50 young men and women and employed more than 90% of them in the banking sector. ”

He pointed out that “the Association of private banks is training the staff of the banking sector in its headquarters in central Baghdad and signed memorandums of understanding and partnerships with many international economic organizations,” noting that “the best way to eliminate the crises of unemployment and poverty is the establishment of small and medium enterprises and work on this aspect since the year 2007 and so far. ”

He added that “the Central Bank of Iraq over the past three years has a vision to promote the banking sector and support the community through the community initiatives that he set up,” explaining that “political statements have distorted the reputation of the banking sector, which reflected negatively in the dealings with the global banking sector and began to solve this problem through To inform the global banks on the work and reality of Iraqi banks.

He pointed out that “the Central Bank in cooperation with the Association of Private Banks launched a fund for community initiatives through financial contributions from the banking sector to support cultural, health, community and other projects.”

“The problem with Iraq is the lack of education, despite the good abilities of young people,” said Microsoft program manager Ammar al-Khatib.

Among the most prominent attendance at the symposium, the Iraqi director Salah Karam and Iraqi novelist Ali and the Palestinian Raed Wahash and Azhar Jarges and Lebanese Alawiya Sobh and others.


Abadi from Japan discusses with Sumitomo Corporation the establishment of car manufacturing plants in Iraq

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Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on Wednesday discussed with Sumitomo Trading Company the establishment of car manufacturing plants inside Iraq and the provision of after sales services.

“Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi met with Sumitomo Trade Chairman Kony Haro Nakamura and his accompanying delegation at his residence in Tokyo,” Abadi said in a statement.

He pointed out that “during the meeting discussed the company’s many projects in Iraq, including the establishment of laboratories for the manufacture of cars inside Iraq and provide after-sales services,” noting that “these projects will provide employment opportunities for Iraqi citizens.”


Ministry of Finance of Kurdistan announces the start of delivery of salaries according to the new system

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The Ministry of Finance in the Kurdistan Regional Government announced on Wednesday the start of the distribution of salaries of officials of the ministries of health and education on Thursday.

The Ministry of Finance said in a statement today that, as promised to pay salaries of employees of the ministries of health and education this weekend, to the limit, on Wednesday, did not send some directorates in a number of cities payroll lists of employees to our ministry in accordance with the new savings system.

The statement added, however, that the Ministry of Finance will be on Thursday, the salaries of the ministries of education and health of the districts that prepared lists of salaries of employees and handed over to our ministry.


urgent.. Iraqi president sues parliament speaker

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[Asharq Al-Awsat] Iraqi President Fuad Masoum filed a lawsuit against parliament speaker Salim al-Jubouri over the passing of the federal budget for containing a number of irregularities.

The president was infallible, allowed the publication of the budget law in the factsheet, “in favor of the public and protect the rights of citizens.”

The House of Representatives voted in its meeting on 3/3/2018, on the controversial federal budget law, but President Fuad Masum refused to ratify the law, “to contain more than 30 violations,” according to a presidential statement.

The head of parliament rejected the president’s appeal against the draft budget budget, saying that “Anyone who has an objection to the budget law can appeal to the Federal Court after the publication of the law in the Official Gazette.”

It was supposed to pass the Iraqi budget before the beginning of 2018, but several key points of disagreement between the central government on the one hand and Sunni Arabs, and Arab Shiites and Kurds on the other prevented the draft budget on time.

And ratified the Iraqi parliament on a budget worth 88.5 billion dollars for the year 2018, despite boycotting Kurdish parliamentarians to vote in protest against the reduction of financial allocations for the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Annex Documents on the case and violations committed by the Presidency of the Republic:


Economist: Iraq is on its way to stability

Abdul Elah Majid

Iraq is on the threshold of a new era

London – The Economist published a report in which it noted that the situation in Iraq is different today than four years ago, when the Islamic state organization was “standing up” at the gates of Baghdad and raising its black flag over many Iraqi cities. Today, Dahesh and the number of civilians killed every month in armed confrontations have lost a small percentage of the number in 2014, oil production is abundant and the state’s treasury is full of its revenues.

They are wrong

According to Economist, the influence of foreign powers, especially Iran and the United States, has declined, “after Iraqi politicians learned how to play against each other.” Within weeks, parliamentary elections will be held.

This improvement in the situation in Iraq tempts some to say that the US invasion 15 years ago was justified, but they are wrong. Many of the blood was shed during those years, in Iraq and elsewhere after the occupation unleashed a wave of violence, and then Iraqi politicians contributed their share in further violence by fueling sectarian divisions.

“They have to learn from these mistakes, otherwise they will waste the moment that is very optimistic,” says Economist.

Iraq looks like it was in 2010, which also witnessed parliamentary elections, shortly after the defeat of al Qaeda with the decisive contribution of the Sunni “Awakening” fighters. But after Barack Obama’s withdrawal in 2011, Economist says that then Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki “ruled the Sunnis out of the security services and cut money on the Kurds and jailed Iraqis who were complaining” of his policies.

Abadi is the best

The report describes current Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi as “better,” indicating that he is popular among the Sunnis, although he is Shiite, and that he now has a chance to unify the country. The report suggests that Abbadi should integrate the militias of the popular crowd, who fought with the regular forces and pay the salaries of their fighters directly rather than their leaders’ way to be loyal to the state.

Adults can be referred to retirement, enrolling young people in universities and those who have had jobs returning to their jobs.

The report emphasizes the need to “exclude sectarianism from politics,” criticizing the quota system that “led to corruption and stagnation rather than unity. Appointments based on sectarian and ethnic affiliation rather than merit, ministries are looted, the state is so polluted that many Iraqis are skeptical. In the usefulness of democracy, and no opposition to hold the executive accountable. ”

At the end of its report, the Economist noted the broad coalitions formed by the political parties and the electoral campaign on the basis of issues that concern citizens in general. After the election, the test of promises made by politicians comes to fight corruption, preserve civil peace and rule on behalf of all.

Elaph prepared this report in response to Economist. Original publication on the following link:

https://www.economist.com/ news / leaders / 21739657- election-may-offers-chance- build-recent-progress-fifteen- years-after-americas? frsc = dg% 7Ce