Araji and US envoy discuss Iraq’s role in fighting terrorism in the region


Baghdad / Al-Ghad Press:
Interior Minister Qassim al-Araji on Wednesday discussed with US President George W. Bush the role of Iraq in combating terrorism in the region.

A statement issued by the minister’s office said that “Araji received today at his office the envoy of US President, Brett McGurk, during which he discussed a number of security issues of mutual interest.”

“We discussed means of activating them to achieve global peace, fight terrorism and Iraq’s great role in the region in combating extremism and terrorism by coordinating joint efforts,” he said.

For his part, the envoy of the American president, “his country’s support for Iraq’s efforts at various levels.”

Oil falls below $ 74


Editorial Date: 2018/8/1 22:41 • 37 times read
{International: Al Furat News} Oil prices fell below $ 74 a barrel on Wednesday, influenced by a report that showed US inventories of crude rose unexpectedly as well as increased OPEC production, boosting indicators of abundant supplies.
Brent crude <LCOc1> fell $ 1.17 to $ 73.04 a barrel and US crude fell 88 cents to $ 67.88 a barrel, according to Reuters.

Jumaili: The next investment plan will be ambitious


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Economy News _ Baghdad

The Minister of Planning Salman Jumaili, on Wednesday, that the investment plan for the next year will be ambitious, noting that the coming period will witness the completion of many projects lagging.

Jumaili said in a press conference followed by “Economy News”, “The investment plan for the next year will be an ambitious plan,” stressing that “the coming period will witness the completion of many of the projects that have languished during the last period.”

Jumaili added that “the federal government will continue to meet the demands of citizens.”

Tamimi reveals a huge surplus in the budget


Release date: 2018/8/1 21:10 • 9 times read
(Baghdad: al-Furat Nabuz) revealed a member of the Finance Committee of the former parliamentary Majida Tamimi, on Wednesday, a surplus in the financial budget for the first half of this year.
Tamimi said in a press statement by the agency {Euphrates News} that “excess amounts from the budget for the year 2018 amounted to 
7.5 trillion dinars in the past six months.” 
“Revenues from 2004 amounted to 873 billion dollars, of which 863 billion dollars were spent,” she said. 
On the decision of the Prime Minister to withdraw the hand of the Minister of Electricity Qassim Fahdawi suspended Tamimi, who questioned the minister in the previous parliament that “in 2015, 86 financial violations against the Minister of Electricity.” 
“The current political parties, if they want to continue to change their approach, there is no people in the world who demands water and electricity as the main demands in a country rich in wealth,” she said.

American insistence on the active role of the Peshmerga to prevent the return of a supporter

American insistence on the effective role of the Peshmerga to prevent the return of a supporter
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A US military delegation and a US diplomat said during a meeting with Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Nechirvan Barzani on Wednesday that coordination and cooperation between the Peshmerga and the Iraqi army should be supported by US support to eliminate the dangers of terrorism.

In a statement to the head of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Barzani received the official of the US Security Coordination Office in Iraq, Maj. Gen. Sean Jenkins, the US Consul General in the region, Steve Vakn and the accompanying delegation.

The statement pointed out that the American delegation thanked the Kurdistan Regional Government, especially the Peshmerga Ministry, for the assistance provided to them and the recent operation of the Peshmerga to eliminate the dangers of terrorism, noting that he saw the need for coordination and cooperation between the Peshmerga and the Iraqi army. Expressed readiness to continue to provide assistance on reform in the Ministry of Peshmerga.

The statement noted that Barzani thanked the military assistance to the coalition and America, and wished to continue, especially in the areas of reform and reorganization of the Ministry of Peshmerga, which will be a reason for the Peshmerga forces to be more effective.

Barzani stressed that cooperation and coordination between the Peshmerga and the Iraqi army with the support of the coalition will prevent the return of any kind of risk of violence in the region.

The statement pointed out that the discussion of the situation in the region and a number of other topics related to the political and security situation in Iraq were other topics in the meeting.

Al-Nasr: We are close to everyone and we await the announcement of the final results of alliances

Policy  2018/08/01 13:25  897  Editor: ak

Baghdad today – Baghdad

Revealed the leadership of the victory coalition, honest frankincense, Wednesday (August 1, 2018), the existence of understandings and convergence of his party with all political forces, pointing to the stage of the declaration until the ratification of the Federal Court on the election results.

“The Kurdish parties, including the Democratic Party, can not be excluded from the formation of the next government, so the visit of Kurdistan Regional Government President Nigervan Barzani falls within the efforts to form the next government,” Al Laban said in an interview with Baghdad today.

He added that “the victory coalition has significant understandings with all blocs, including the Kurdistan Democratic Party, but it has not reached the stage of alliances yet,” stressing that “the visit came at the will of the Kurdish side and not under US pressure.”

He pointed out that “foreign interventions, whether from America or other exist and can not be denied.”

The Kurdish source revealed, Tuesday (31 July 2018), that the meeting, which brought together Prime Minister Haider Abadi and regional government President Nizrvan Barzani, was based on an American desire for rapprochement between the parties.

The source told (Baghdad today) that “the visit of the Kurdistan Regional Government President Nechirvan Barzani and held a meeting with Prime Minister Haider Abadi came on the basis of a US desire for rapprochement between the parties,” noting that “Barzani’s visit was not a government at all but a party visit paving the way for a future alliance Between the parties in the coming period. ”

“Barzani used his government visits to accompany his deputy, Qubad Talabani, but this time he preferred to be alone because the visit was partisan and came with a US desire from the US president’s envoy in order to ally with Abadi.”

He pointed out that “this visit came after a great rapprochement between the Kurdistan Democratic and the Fatah and the law so Barzani’s visit came to reassure Abadi about the desire to ally with him, but Barzani preferred to listen to him and his future vision on the issue of oil export and other problems.”

On Tuesday, July 31, 2018, US Special Envoy to the International Coalition Brett McGuck said that the meeting between Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Nechirvan Barzani was a step to enhance security and economic cooperation between the two sides.

“These talks are aimed at strengthening security and economic cooperation based on the constitution,” he said.

“The talks between the two leaders in Baghdad are crucial to ensure the permanent defeat of a supportive organization and meet the demands of all citizens,” he said.

On Monday, July 30, 2018, Abbadi and Barzani held consultations in several files according to a statement from the office of Abbadi. The two sides also stressed “the importance of communication and exchange of dialogue in order to promote joint national action after concerted efforts to achieve victory over gangs.”

The statement said that the Barzani-Ebadi meeting witnessed “convergence of views” towards addressing the challenges facing the country and the next stage and move forward to form the next government to meet the demands of the Iraqi people in support of the economy and reconstruction and provide services and job creation.

The Kurdistan Regional Government said in a statement that “the meeting between Abadi and Barzani stressed the coordination between the Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi army in the face of terrorism.”

This is the fourth meeting between Abadi and Najirvan Barzani since the referendum held by the Kurdistan region in September 2017 Baghdad responded violently.

Deloitte publishes its second oil and gas audit report in the Kurdistan region

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Deloitte published its second oil and gas audit report in the Kurdistan region for the last six months of 2017.

The Kurdistan Regional Government said in a statement on its official website that, in implementation of the decision of the Council of Ministers of the Kurdistan region in 2016 on a comprehensive review of the oil and gas sector in the region by an independent third world to support transparency in this sector, and entrench the citizen’s right to obtain information on this And the completion of what was announced on 16 January 2018 regarding the results of the review of Deloitte’s global operations for oil production, export and domestic consumption in addition to the expenses and revenues resulting from it during the first six months of 2017.Today we announce the second report of the Deloitte review as one of the four major international audit firms, which includes information and audited figures on oil production, export and domestic consumption as well as the resulting expenses and revenues during the second six months of 2017 starting with From July 1 to December 31, 2017, thus completing the comprehensive review of 2017 by Deloitte.

The Regional Oil and Gas Council confirms that all citizens of the region have the right to access information on oil and gas operations figures and data and after being audited by a global auditing firm as part of the efforts of the KRG to support transparency, accountability and good governance in the oil field. And gas in the Kurdistan region.

The statement pointed out that new figures and information have been presented in the new report attached to this statement compared to the first published report, specifically regarding the details of other public expenditures spent on oil revenues, as well as expenditures related to oil production, export and sale operations, The monthly rate of the price of one barrel of crude oil sold in the report and based on the global Brent price and obtained between 1 July and 31 December 2017.

The Regional Council for Oil and Gas Affairs, according to the statement, is to ensure that periodic and systematic audit results are reported to the internal and international public opinion through Deloitte and Ernst & Young .The audit and audit report for the period from January 1 to March 31, 2018 is expected to be published in August of 2018.

Http:// ) Get the text of a Deloitte report signed and in PDF format in the three Kurdish, Arabic and English languages ​​on export audit, internal consumption, imports And oil and gas expenditures in the Kurdistan Region for the second six months of 2017.

The attached booklet ( ) contains an enclosed booklet in both Arabic and English in PDF format , containing (27) questions and answers for the purpose of necessary clarification and ease of understanding and understanding the paragraphs of the report (Deloitte).