The Central Bank announces that all banks will be required to replace the damaged currency and threaten the violators


Since 2018-05-31 at 14:10 (Baghdad time)

Baghdad Mawazine News

The Central Bank of Iraq, on Thursday, the need to commit all banks to replace the damaged currency without commissions.

The bank said in a statement received by Mawazine News that “the banks approved all compliance obligation issued by the Department of Issuance and Safes in 2017, which includes replacing the damaged currency without the payment of commissions in return for that.”

He added that “non-compliance will be borne by the bank violating all the legal consequences in accordance with Article 63 of the Central Bank Law No. 56 of 2004 amending.”

He called on the banks to “provide him with the disclosure of the damaged amounts replaced by them and received from the public until 31 May,” stressing that the answer “must be received within 3 days of the date of writing.”


Iraq close to securing coalition to limit Iranian influence 

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi enjoys clear US support in forming the next government. (AFP)

• The talks are being led and sponsored by the influential Shiite cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr, who emerged as the biggest winner in the May 12 elections

• Abadi, whose alliance came third in the parliamentary elections with 44 seats, enjoys clear US support

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May 31, 2018 23:55


BAGHDAD: Iraqi political forces are close to agreeing on a parliamentary coalition of Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish parties that will curb Iranian influence in the next government.

Details of negotiations that could reshape the country’s political landscape were revealed exclusively to Arab News by sources involved in the talks.

The talks are being led and sponsored by the influential Shiite cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr, who emerged as the biggest winner in the May 12 elections.

His Sairoon alliance won 54 seats, and he aims to form a coalition of 200 seats, 34 more than the required number to form a government.

By establishing such a big coalition in the 329-seat Parliament, Al-Sadr plans to block rivals from attempting to form their own coalition, the negotiators said.

According to the Iraqi constitution, securing the largest parliamentary coalition is the first step to forming a government.

Al-Sadr’s success in forming the biggest bloc limits the influence of pro-Iranian parties in the next government and boosts Haider Abadi’s chances of continuing into a second term as prime minister.

Abadi, whose alliance came third in the parliamentary elections with 44 seats, enjoys clear US support.

Al-Sadr and Abadi have proposed a “consultative council” comprising heads of the political entities that make up the coalition. The council will form the government and supervise its work.

“Formation of this (council) is the practical translation of the concept of patriarchal government adopted and announced by Sadr,” a negotiator from one of the Shiite parties told Arab News.

“Initially this council will not enjoy any official status but will organize the governmental and legislative work of the bloc.”

The negotiator said that along with Al-Sadr and Abadi, the council will include Ammar Al-Hakim, the prominent cleric and politician who heads Al-Hikma alliance, and “those who come with them to form a government.”

The council “is likely” to include Iyad Allawi, the Sunni-backed vice president and head of Wattiniya alliance; Masoud Barzani, the former president of the Iraqi Kurdistan region and head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party; and Ossama Al-Nujaifi, the Sunni vice president and head of Al-Qarar alliance.

“They have reached preliminary understandings on the key points,” the negotiator said.

The plans propose that the sharing of power between religions and ethnicity should be limited to the president, the prime minister and the speaker of the Parliament, while ministers are selected by the new coalition.

Previously all the ministries have been divided out among Iraq’s various sects.

“This will be a political majority government, but will include all the contents of Iraqis (Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds),” the negotiator said.

“Negotiations are going well and we expect to announce the formation of the largest bloc before Eid (middle of June) or maybe before that.”

Two other politicians familiar with the talks confirmed details of the plans to Arab News, and said Al-Sadr, Abadi and Al-Hakim generally agreed on most of the points.

Negotiations are continuing with Alawi, Barzani and Al-Nujaifi, a senior Shiite leader told Arab News.

“The project aims to build up a governmental bloc that includes all the parties, which will participate in the government and an opposition bloc that includes the rest. No party will be allowed to be in the government and in the opposition at the same time,” he said.

Since the 2003 US-led invasion to topple Saddam Hussein, Iraq has been a battleground for world powers in the region, especially Iran and the US. A stable government cannot be formed without agreement from the two nations.

Two sources familiar with the talks told Arab News that the US “fully supports” Abadi and Al-Sadr, and “there are no objections against Al-Sadr so far.”

But Iran is “still negotiating to ensure that one of its allies is in the new formation.”

The negotiator said Iran hopes to get the Badr Organization, one of the most prominent Iraqi armed factions, into the new coalition.

Badr is led by Hadi Al-Amiri and is part of Al-Fattah alliance, which is also headed by Al-Almiri and came second in the election with 47 seats. Al-Fattah included most of the pro-Iranian Shiite paramilitary groups.

The Pentagon warned Assad: Any targeting of our allies would be a bad policy


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“Any attack on US forces or their allies in Syria would be a bad policy,” the Pentagon said Thursday.

This was made by a Pentagon official during the weekly press conference, in response to a talk by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad about the possibility of using force against Syria’s democratic forces.

“All the parties concerned in Syria must know that any attack on US forces or their allies will be a bad policy,” said Kenneth Mackenzie, director of the US Army’s Joint Chiefs of Staff.

He added that the military operations carried out by US forces with Syria’s democratic forces are still ongoing.

Earlier in the day, al-Assad said in an interview with Russia Today that they were open to negotiating with Syria’s democratic forces, otherwise they would use force to control areas controlled by Syria’s democratic forces.

Sadr reveals the fact that he met with Trump envoy in Kuwait on the formation of the government


Policy  2018/05/31 23:57  487  Editor: hr

Baghdad today – Najaf

The leader of the Sadr movement, Moqtada al-Sadr, on Thursday, the fact of meeting with Trump envoy to Iraq, Brit McGuck, during his recent visit to Kuwait, in Kuwait, on the formation of the government.

A person named Ali Hussain said: “There are rumors that the visit to Kuwait was aimed at forming the Iraqi government, where some promote the occurrence of a meeting with the US envoy overseeing the formation of the largest bloc, and Saudi intervention, and everyone knows your position of occupation, Neighboring countries, is it clear? “.

“Kuwait is a moderate country and its Emir is the prince of peace and moderation, and it would be good if all of them would turn their backs and solve our problems with brotherly dialogue exclusively,” Sadr said.

A leader in Al-Fateh (Basneoz): Amending the election law will not change the current results

‘Outside elections will not be canceled’ …

Mohammed al-Baghdadi

31/05/2018 – 12:49


A leader in the alliance led by Hadi al-Amiri said on Thursday that an amendment to the parliamentary elections law, which the parliament is currently working on, will not change the results of the current elections at all.

The leader of the coalition MP Haneen Qado (Basneoz), that «the amendment of the law of the elections of the House of Representatives will not lead to practical results and change the reality of the results of the elections», indicating that «must take advantage of the mistakes that we signed in the elections, especially with regard to the elections abroad A big problem and a challenge to Iraq ».

He added that «this amendment will not change anything from the election results, and even the cancellation of the elections abroad, I do not think the House of Representatives will succeed in this», explaining that «the parliament saw a first reading of the amendment without a quorum, but the vote on the amendment needs a quorum, I do not think that will be achieved in the session to vote on amending the law ».

The Council of Representatives after the resumption of the special session headed by Salim Jubouri, on Wednesday, read the proposal of the Third Amendment Law to the Law of the elections of the House of Representatives No. 45 of 2013.

Al-Jubouri confirmed during the session the eligibility of the House of Representatives to hold an extraordinary session in accordance with the powers granted to the presidency of the Council, noting that «the extraordinary session aimed at correcting the electoral process and the errors.

According to a statement issued by the Information Department of the Parliament, «the Council completed the first reading of the proposed amendment to the Third Law of the elections of the House of Representatives No. 45 of 2013 submitted by the Legal Committee, in view of the legal and technical violations that affected the electoral process that took place on 12/5/2018 and to protect the democratic process Which provides confidence in the integrity of the elections and fairness and to enable the Commission to conduct manual counting and sorting ».

US awaits new Iraqi government: will determine the future of the country for decades

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The new Iraqi government will make decisions that will determine the future of Iraq for decades, said US envoy to the United Nations Nicky Hailey.

“Iraqis have succeeded in holding national parliamentary elections, and Iraqi security forces have moved back from the area, calling for the protection of the polling stations within a few months,” Hayley said at a UN Security Council session on the situation in Iraq. In the history of Iraq. ”

“The Iraqi government has to work hard and require strong leadership, and that its country will support Iraq on its way to a more prosperous future,” she said. “It is essential that the future Iraqi government respect and promote human rights, especially after the crimes committed by a sympathetic organization. Partnership with the next government, which in turn allows to address the fight against terrorism and strengthen the independence of Iraqi institutions. ”

She pointed out that there is work before the United Nations and Iraq in accordance with the resolution of the Security Council to collect evidence of war crimes and genocide by the organization “Da’ash” terrorist, considering that this cooperation can form a model on how to achieve justice throughout Iraq.

Maliki “standing on the hill” of the prime minister


Date of release: 2018/5/31 16:19 • 396 times read
[Ayna – Baghdad]
The head of a coalition of state law, Nuri al – Maliki, his position on the candidate for prime minister in the next government.
A statement from his office received the agency of all Iraq [where] a copy of it, that al-Maliki in the “response to questions asked reporters through the window of communication with the media on the website of the Information Office on the information about his position on the appointment of the next prime minister.”
Maliki stressed that “does not nominate anyone and does not object to the nomination of anyone for the post of prime minister provided that comes through the legal context.”
But Maliki expressed his objection at the same time to “any candidate to circumvent the election results and legal contexts.”
He called on “the media to be accurate in the transfer of positions and taking into account their political contexts, and away from the coverings that lead to confusion of papers and confusion of public opinion.”