Washington punishes Hizbullah funding network .. Know about target two hours ago


The US Treasury Department has imposed new sanctions on two individuals and five entities linked to funding the activities of Lebanese Hezbollah.
The ministry said in a statement that it was Mohammed Ibrahim Bazi, whom he described as “one of Hezbollah’s financiers,” and Iran’s party representative Abdullah Safi al-Din. Washington accused Bazi and Safi al-Din of financing what she described as terrorist activities in favor of Hezbollah.

Under the new sanctions, the Ministry issued an order freezing all financial assets of Bazi and Safi al-Din and all their property in the United States to the Foreign Assets Control Office of the Ministry.

The new resolution also banned all forms of dealing with them in the United States or with companies they own.

In the same statement, Washington announced banning the activities of five companies located in Europe, West Africa and the Middle East, which it said belonged to Mohamed Ibrahim Bazi.

The banned companies are the Belgian energy group, the GTG oil-based company, the Gambia, the European-African group, the Permire Investment Group and the Lebanese company SAL.

The ministry said the sanctions came after US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal.

On Wednesday, the ministry imposed sanctions on Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah and his deputy Naim Qassem, Assistant Secretary-General Hussein Khalil, Political Council Chairman Ibrahim Amin al-Sayyid and Chairman of the Islamic Committee Mohammad Yazbek.

Under these sanctions, all assets and assets of the target persons are confiscated and strict restrictions are imposed on the opening of bank accounts.

Source: Al Jazeera + Agencies


Al – Issawi: talks between the wise leaders and Sadr to form the largest bloc without exclusion

Editorial Date: 2018/5/17 23:45

(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) A member of the Political Bureau of the National Wisdom Movement, Abbas al-Issawi, that the talks of the leader of the National Wisdom Movement, Mr. Ammar al-Hakim, and the leader of the Sadrist movement, Moqtada al-Sadr, on the formation of the largest parliamentary bloc.

“Our decision to open up to everyone in order to form this bloc, and we have no intention of working to remove one from the consultation and the programs will be the ruling,” al-Issawi said in a statement received by the Euphrates News Agency.

“The name of the person for the presidency site is important in the form of the alliances that are to be built,” he said.

The two leaders, Mr. Ammar al-Hakim and Mr. Moqtada al-Sadr, held a lengthy meeting in Najaf on Thursday evening and announced after a meeting at a news conference that the talks focused on forming a strong national government government based on the free Iraqi will be a service that transient components and represent all the Iraqi people. is over


Baghdad today reveals the names of negotiating delegations for the first alliances winning the election

Policy  2018/05/18 00:14  1189  Editor: hr

Baghdad today – Baghdad

An informed source revealed on Thursday the negotiating delegations of the political blocs that achieved the most votes in the parliamentary elections.

The source said in an interview with (Baghdad today), that these delegations began, and the start of negotiations on the formation of the next government, the alliance (Ssron), and the stream (wisdom), and the alliance (Fatah) and the coalition (victory).

The source added that “a negotiating committee, including Walid al-Karimawi, Hassan Aqoli, Kazem al-Issawi, Jassim al-Hilfi.”

He pointed out that “the negotiating committee of the Fath Alliance, included the deputy Ahmad al-Asadi, Naim Aboudi, Abdul Karim al-Ansari (Abu Maryam), Abu Jihad al-Hashemi.”

He pointed out that the negotiating committee of the coalition of victory under the leadership of the Prime Minister included “Nofal Abu Al-Shawun, Khalid Al-Obeidi, Ali Al-Alaq”, while included the negotiating committee of the wisdom stream, Ahmad Al-Fatlawi, Salah Arabawi and Fadi Shammari


America declares targeting “the empire of Hezbollah’s global business”

US announces targeting of "Hezbollah's global business empire"
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The US Treasury Department on Thursday imposed new sanctions targeting a network of individuals and entities funding Hezbollah in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
The sanctions were aimed at “disrupting Hezbollah’s global business empire in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and uncovering Hezbollah’s terrorist networks,” the ministry said in a statement.
According to the new sanctions, the ministry has put Hezbollah financier Mohammed Ibrahim Bazzi, Hezbollah’s Hezbollah representative in Iran, Ali Safi al-Din on the global terrorism list, and five companies based in Europe, West Africa and the Middle East for being owned or managed by Bazzi and another person on the list.
The companies are Global Trading Group NV, a Belgian energy company. And Euro African Group, a Gambia-based oil company. Premier Investment Group SAL Offshore, Car Asset Services Services Sal Offshore, Africa Middle East Investment Holding and the last three companies headquartered in Lebanon.

Treasury Secretary Stephen Manuchen said in the statement that Hezbollah was using funders like Bazzi, who has ties to drug dealers and money laundering operations to finance terrorism.

He added that these actions highlight “the double behavior of Hezbollah and its Iranian supporters.”

“The brutality and malice of Hezbollah’s most prominent financiers can not be tolerated,” he said, vowing that the US administration would “uncover and disrupt the networks of Hezbollah and Iran at every turn, including those with ties to the central bank.”

Mohammed Bazzi

Hizballah has funded and financed millions of dollars for several years through its financial activities in several countries in West Africa, Belgium, Lebanon and Iraq. It has ties to other party financiers who have previously been on the global terrorism list. It also has links with Ayman Jomaa, And the drug trade.

Bazzi was close to the former leader of the Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, whom the ministry said was involved in corruption.

Abdullah Safi al-Din

Is Hezbollah’s representative in Iran and close to Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah, a channel of communication between Iran and the party, and mediator between the two on financial issues.

He worked with Bazzi to restore political relations between the Gambia and Iran after their differences broke out. He had previously been accused of helping facilitate the access of Iranian officials to the LCB, which was involved in international money laundering.

The two worked with the Central Bank of Iran (formerly accused by the Foreign Assets Control Office of the ministry of providing financial support to the Quds Force) to expand access to banks between Iran and Lebanon.

The new measures come in the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal signed between Iran and the Group of Six in 2015 and re-impose sanctions on Tehran, the ministry said.

Bazzi is one of the founders of Global Trading Group and the Managing Director of the Belgian-based company. It also has offices in Adol Afrika, and is also the CEO and Managing Director and the largest shareholder in the Pan-African oil company, Euro-Africa Group (EAGL). Gambia, as well as the three Lebanese companies referred to earlier.

On Wednesday, the ministry placed Hezbollah leaders on the terror list and imposed sanctions on them. They were the secretary-general of the party, in addition to the party’s deputy secretary-general Naeem Kassem, political advisor to the secretary-general Hussein Khalil, .

Urgent .. Abadi Office responds to commissioners and centers of Kirkuk threats

URGENT Abadi's office responds to threats from commissioners and Kirkuk centers
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Shafaq News / The media office of the Prime Minister Haider Abadi denied the existence of threats to members of the Electoral Commission or the exposure of polling stations in the city of Kirkuk at the risk of armed groups.

A statement from the office of Abadi, “In light of the sent by the Electoral Commission for elections with an official letter on threats to members of the Commission in addition to the Office of Kirkuk, we would like to show the following:
The Commission did not mention in its book the type of threat to members of the Board of Commissioners and who is the body And that the security services did not receive any notification of the existence of a threat before the announcement in the media
.. “However, the Prime Minister and the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces Haider Abadi immediately investigated the threats mentioned and in light of this was contacted by the commissioners (Nima Al-Moussawi) Facebook Facebook logo Keep me logged in Said Hamid Omi Nkakai) to ensure that they are threatened, and have denied each of them. ”
He continued, “Mr. Mu’tamad Nemaa al-Moussawi told us by telephone on 17/4/2018 that there is no threat but there is a media campaign in one of the satellite channels, and he confirmed that the local security forces are providing him with adequate protection. Also on 17/5/2018 and he also stressed the absence of any threat to him or his family. ”
The member of the Board of Said Kakaee announced the submission of objections to the results of the Iraqi elections, and asked to recount a manual promise.
It came shortly after a statement issued by the Electoral Commission, in which the Commissioner himself Said Kakaie threatened to kill him and his family from one of the political parties affected by the election results and forced him to resign or appear in the media for the purposes of that political side.
The statement of the Office of Abadi “that the electoral centers and offices of the Commission in the province of Kirkuk adequately secured by the counter-terrorism, where the Prime Minister and the commander of the armed forces a few days ago to send additional troops and the security situation in Kirkuk under control.”
It is noteworthy that the Electoral Commission invited the commander-in-chief of the armed forces Haider Abadi intervene, to expose members of its office in Kirkuk to threaten the death.
But the commander of the law enforcement in Kirkuk Major General Maan al-Saadi denied that information and stressed that “all the ballot boxes secured with flashes and rum in a warehouse and protect fighters of the members of the counter-terrorism,” noting that “the situation inside the province of Kirkuk stable and not cause for concern.”

The Arabs and Turkmen in the province of Kirkuk, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan to rig elections in favor of him, while rejecting the latter accusations and calls for acceptance of the results.

And left masses of Arab citizens and Turkmen in the province of Kirkuk, in demonstrations demanding the government and the Commission to adopt a manual count to sort the votes of the voters of the province.

The government authorities imposed a curfew in the province of Kirkuk from midnight on Saturday until dawn on Sunday against the backdrop of besieging angry protesters to the headquarters of the Commission in the province.

The National Union threatened to move the Kurdish street to preserve its citizens if the security authorities did not take action


Abadi’s office responds to the Electoral Commission on Kakaey and Kirkuk and demands it with accuracy and caution

Policy  2018/05/17 23:17  183   Editor: hr

Baghdad today – Baghdad

The Information Office of the Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, on Thursday issued an explanation on the “threats” extended to the members of the Independent High Electoral Commission, while calling for the accuracy of transport.

The office said in a statement: “In the light of the sent by the Independent Electoral Commission in an official letter on threats to the members of the Commission in addition to the Office of Kirkuk, we would like to show that the Commission did not mention in its book the type of threat to members of the Board of Commissioners and who is the threat “He said.

He added that “the security services did not receive any notice of a threat before being announced in the media.”

“However, the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Haider al-Abbadi immediately investigated the threats mentioned, and in light of this was contacted by the two (supported by Naima al-Moussawi) and (Said Hamid Amin Alkakai) to ensure that they were threatened.”

He said that “both of them denied the threat, where we told the Nada Musa al-Moussawi by calling him on 17/4/2018 that there is no threat, but there is a media campaign in one of the satellite channels, and stressed that the local security forces provide him with adequate protection.”

He added: “As for Saeed Hamid Alkakai, was also contacted on 17/5/2018 and he also stressed the absence of any threat to him or his family.”

“The polling stations and the UNHCR offices in Kirkuk governorate are adequately secured by the counterterrorism agency. The commander-in-chief of the armed forces sent troops a few days ago and the security situation in Kirkuk is under control,” the statement said.

He concluded by saying: “We ask the Electoral Commission to be careful and careful in the transfer of information and not to cause confusion in the security situation, especially in this sensitive period.”


The two wise leaders and the Sadr emphasize the formation of a patriarchal government and an Iraqi decision (expanded)


Release Date: 2018/5/17 23:11 • 38 times read
The leader of the National Wisdom Movement, Mr. Ammar al-Hakim, and the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, stressed that the next government will be “patriarchal and independent Iraqi decision.”
“Today was a precious opportunity to meet with Mr. Moqtada al-Sadr, and there was a long and deep debate regarding the political situation in the country, the elections and their results, the formation of the government in the next phase and the alliances,” said Ammar al-Hakim in a joint news conference with Muqtada al-Sadr after their lengthy meeting in Najaf. Required in that “.
“Thanks to the religious authority, the Iraqi people and the candidates who participated in the elections,” the relative decline in the number of voters in the elections returned a message that the Iraqi people want change and a penance for the last stage.
“We also offer a word of thanks to the armed forces, the media and the Electoral Commission, which we hope will seriously consider the appeals and complaints.”
He pointed out that, “As for the next phase, there is no doubt that the” Sowaroon “and the” Wisdom “stream represent two basic blocs through which we can start to consult with the winning lists and consider the necessity of forming a strong national independent government with its political decision based on the free national will, And we are starting to form an Iraqi government. ”
“We are ready with the blocs to formulate the program of the next government and be a government services and break the barrier and the crisis of confidence and we want a government close to people and build state institutions,” pointing out “we will go hand in hand and connect with winning lists within the constitutional bishop.”
For his part, said Muqtada al-Sadr, “Madar between us dialogue is for Iraq and the next phase and build and reach to lift the suffering of the Iraqi people.”
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“We are coming to a new stage to build Iraq a democratic paternalocratic government under the tent of Iraq,” he said