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).

URGENT Government issues 29 resolutions on holy Karbala


Date of release: 2018/8/1 19:02 • 220 times read
{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The government issued 29 decisions on the holy province of Karbala.
A statement by the Prime Minister’s Office received a copy of the agency, “Euphrates News,” a copy of it, “the Prime Minister Haider Abadi,” received a delegation of dignitaries and elders and people of Karbala province and the local government in the presence of reconstruction and services in the provinces Zuqid during the meeting, “The country has passed the previous challenges and won the cooperation And that we will achieve reconstruction and construction also with our cooperation and a record period, “noting that” the province of Karbala have privacy and pressure the influx of citizens and we take into account this aspect. ” 
He added that “the steadfastness of the Iraqis was in their solidarity and stand with the security forces and the fatwa of the holy jihad to allow Sayyid al-Sistani, where they achieved the victory, which the world described as a miracle.” 
“Subversion takes place in a moment and construction takes years, especially construction after sabotage, which takes longer to remove the destruction.”
“We can achieve through an organized program and open a glimmer of hope through the vision of citizens to achieve gradual progress,” he said, referring to “the right to peaceful demonstration,” pointing out that it is a healthy phenomenon and useful to listen to the demands of citizens. 
The Prime Minister, in the light of the meeting, the following: 
1. The Ministry of Agriculture take the necessary measures to revitalize the agricultural sector in the province and submit an urgent plan for approval in the Council of Ministers. 
2 – Financing the necessary allocations for hospitals and specialized centers in the province of Karbala of medicines and medical supplies and consider the needs provided by Karbala Health Department. 
3 – The Higher Authority for Coordination between the provinces to report on the level of implementation of the transfer of powers from ministries to local governments at the next meeting of the Commission to resolve their transfer. 
4. Accelerate the completion of the Turkish Hospital and Children’s Hospital. 
5 – Financing the completion of the metal silo in Karbala.
6 – Include the sons of Karbala appointment in the refinery of Karbala. 
7. The National Investment Authority and Karbala Investment Authority shall activate and follow up the investment opportunities established in the investment map in coordination with the local government. 
8. The Ministry of Finance shall provide the necessary funds to complete the construction of the school buildings, where the completion rate is 90% and the requirements of the file submitted by the General Directorate of Education of Karbala. 
9. Reactivating the agricultural initiative, loans of the Agricultural Bank and rescheduling of debts and interest on loans whose projects have been damaged due to weather conditions or water scarcity. 
10. The Ministry of Industry, Minerals and other bodies shall undertake the rehabilitation of production and service projects to provide sustainable employment opportunities for the people of the governorate.
11. The Ministry of Planning supports the policies and strategies prepared in Karbala governorate to support strategic development plans. 
12 – Launching appointments within the movement of owners in different sectors and the Ministry of Finance provide the necessary funds for this. 
13. The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and other ministries shall activate rehabilitation programs for the people of the province through training and rehabilitation centers, with payment of the wages due to trainees during the months of training. 
14. Refinancing the Lending Project in the Industrial Initiative and the Small Enterprise Support Initiative for the Sons of Karbala Governorate. 
15- Studying the appropriation of an appropriate amount to compensate for the expropriation of land allocated for some important projects. 
16. The Ministry of Higher Education should study the proposal of the University of Karbala to amend the instructions for disbursement from the Higher Education Fund, in order to ensure the unification of the largest part towards addressing the decoupling of bottlenecks and reducing the percentages allocated to the rewards and incentives from their revenues.
17. The Ministry of Planning shall review and amend the Council of Ministers’ Resolution 340 to achieve greater flexibility for the coverage of sluggish projects with a completion rate of less than 90% in a reading of its strategic importance. 
18 – Work on the completion of the pumping station Razzaza suspended and improve water services and municipal services in the province and the Ministry of Finance to secure the necessary amounts, including funding of current expenditures under the prescribed rates. 
19. The Ministry of Oil shall provide the necessary quantities for the operation of private generators. The Ministry of Electricity shall handle the bottlenecks in the transmission and distribution networks and shall secure the prescribed share of the energy conservation. 
20 – Conducting urgent maintenance on part of the road pilgrimage and improving the necessary services on the road in coordination with the Ministry of Construction and the Hajj Authority. 
21. The Ministry of Trade shall verify the complaints submitted concerning the quantities and type of foodstuffs.
22 – Securing the necessary needs for the date of the date, including the improvement of electrical energy and rehabilitation of the eyes in the eye of dates and completion of the project of irrigation pipes in the judiciary. 
23. The Ministry of Water Resources is responsible for addressing the problems related to the Shatt Abu Ruwa and Ben Hussein dams and the packaging of the mabazal, which have become a source of pollution in the governorate and in particular the Jair district. 
24 – Financing the province of its right to allocate the development of regions for the completion of ongoing projects and identify priorities in coordination with the Ministry of Planning. 
25 – work on the completion of service projects (streams and tiling) for the province of Hindi and the Ministry of Finance funding allocations for 2018. 
26. Verify that there is no duplication of duties and taxes, including professional tax. 
27. The Ministry of Planning and the competent committee shall review the conversion of both Husseiniya and Al-Hur area to the district.
28. Provide the necessary equipment to operate the 24 operating theaters received. 
29. Addressing the possibility of revoking Article 14 of 1970

A UN official assesses the counting of election results


Release Date: 2018/8/1 19:40 • 1 times read
(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) A responsible official in the United Nations Mission in Iraq, the process of manual counting and partial counting of the results of the elections in the capital Baghdad.

The mission said in a statement received by the agency {Euphrates News} copy that “the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Alice Wallpol visited today again the hand-counting center in Baghdad and the object of the Baghdad International Fair, in order to identify the progress in the counting and hand counting of special voices The national elections that took place on 12 May last. ” 
He pointed out that the {Wolbol}, which has already monitored the counting and sorting operations in Kirkuk, Sulaymaniyah and Baghdad {and the votes of Basra and Wasit} “met with the President of the Council of Judges assigned to oversee the counting and sorting Judge Jassim, as well as the staff involved in this process and representatives of political parties. 
“The Deputy Special Representative welcomed the transparency of the counting process, and praised the competence and professionalism of the staff of the Independent High Electoral Commission and others working hard to complete this process.”

Abadi: Kurds are Serious in Helping Baghdad to Form New Government

Abadi: Kurds are Serious in Helping Baghdad to Form New Government

ERBIL – Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi has hailed Kurdistan Region’s “serious” readiness to coordinate with Iraq in building a new government in Baghdad, showing his country’s willingness to work with the region in this regard.

The remarks were made during his weekly press conference on Tuesday, after his meeting with the Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani in Baghdad a day earlier for talks on Erbil-Baghdad relations and the formation of the next government in the country.

The Iraqi premier further noted that the relations between Iraq and Kurdistan Region are significant and they, therefore, should be strengthened more, Kurdistan 24 reported.

“We need to make progress. Iraq is for all. For the Kurds, the Arabs, and the Turkmen, and we are determined to deepen this feeling,” Abadi said, as cited by Kurdistan 24. “There are issues within the entire system, and we want to cooperate with them to find a solution for the issues.”

“The Kurds are serious in helping Baghdad in forming a new government and continuing the political process in Iraq with outgoing conditions,” the Iraqi premier added.

Regarding the final decision on the outcome of May parliamentary election and building a new cabinet for the country, Abadi explained that they have started discussions with most of the sides on the issue, and the final results might be announced in three weeks.