Abadi’s policy to visit Ankara Tuesday and no official decision to visit Tehran

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi is to visit Turkey on Tuesday.

Informed sources told Shafak News that the visit to Ankara will address the bilateral relations between Iraq and Turkey.

According to the sources, it was not yet decided whether Abadi would go to Tehran or not.

Earlier this week, the official AFP news agency reported that Abadi would visit Tehran and Ankara next week, two economic allies exposed to new US sanctions.

However, the Iranian Foreign Ministry confirmed that it was not aware of the visit of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi to Tehran on Wednesday.

Abadi said Tuesday that Iraq was forced to abide by US sanctions on Iran, although he did not “sympathize with” Iran, recalling that his country has suffered the international embargo for 12 years.

“We do not sympathize with the sanctions or interact with them because they are a strategic mistake, but we are committed to them,” he said at his weekly press conference. “The sanctions are generally unjust and I have declared my position.”




Imam al-Sistani’s office expects tomorrow the month of Dhu al-Hijjah and August 22 the first day of Eid al-Adha

Release date: 2018/8/12 11:46

(Baghdad: al-Furat News) The Office of the Supreme Religious Authority, Grand Ayatollah Ali Imam al-Sistani expects to see the crescent of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah clearly on Sunday evening in the horizon of the city of Najaf.

According to the Al-Ahla Time Book of 1439H issued by the Office of the Supreme Reference, “The crescent of the month of Dhul-Hijjah is expected to be on the evening of Sunday, 12 August 2018, in the skyline of the holy city of Najaf at sunset at { 6:50} “.

“In this case, the crescent is expected to be clear,” he said.

It should be noted that it is stated in the introduction to the booklet that “these calculations do not represent the opinion of the religious authority, but are merely astronomical expectations, because the beginning of the lunar months depend on the confirmation of the vision of the crescent law, so we hope the believers all monitor the halves of the months according to the data mentioned in this brochure And let us know if possible. ”


Supreme Court clarifies the statement of appeals against the results of the elections

Release date: 2018/8/12 12:37

The Supreme Judicial Council clarified the decisions of the judicial body for the elections in the Federal Court of Cassation for the purpose of settling the appeals within the time limit of the results of the parliamentary elections after the completion of the process of manual counting and partial counting of them and announcing their results last Thursday.

The spokesman of the Judicial Council Judge Abdul Sattar Birqdar in a statement received by the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of it, “What is meant by the statement No. (71) issued on 12 August 2018 of the Electoral Judiciary is to submit an appeal against the decision of the Electoral Commission number { 69} issued on Thursday, 9 August 2018, on the announcement of election results as a result of counting and manual sorting to the judiciary by the Board of Commissioners.

Berkdar added that “the appeal shall be accompanied by evidence based on the evidence and the Board of Commissioners shall respond to the appeal and send it with the answer to the judiciary in the Federal Court of Cassation to adjudicate the appeal in accordance with the provisions of the law.”

The judiciary of the elections in the Federal Court of Cassation decided today that the complaints on the results of the elections of the Iraqi Council of Representatives for the year 2018, which was reported on Thursday to the Commission directly and which are separated in accordance with the provisions of the law. ”

The statement of the Supreme Judicial Council,” in case the complainant’s conviction


Victory sets the conditions for understanding in the formation of the largest bloc

Release date: 2018/8/12 13:50

{Baghdad: Al-Furat News} Select a coalition of victory headed by Haider Abadi, the terms of understanding in the formation of the largest bloc and the next government.

The leader of the coalition Khalid al-Obeidi said in a statement received by the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of it “with the announcement of the results of counting and sorting the hand of the elections to the House of Representatives, some media began to move from former MPs, politicians, analysts and sources unknown statements about the existence of {crack} or The victory coalition led by Haider Abadi. ”

“We affirm the unity of the Alliance and its unity, we call on all our national and Arab media to investigate accurate information from the responsible sources within the leadership of the coalition, in order to preserve the credibility of our free media and the achievement of what is happening within the political blocs.”

“Obeidi said,” We started days ago to form delegations to visit and receive representatives of the winning blocs for dialogue and agreement and the establishment of appropriate mechanisms to announce the formation of the largest bloc in the Iraqi parliament, which includes certainly determine the programs of the next government and its operational mechanisms.

He pointed out that “the alliance of victory, which boasts of its national approach, which allowed him to enter a single list in all Iraqi provinces, will continue to open to all the blocs and without exception, because we consider that the blocks that have achieved presence in the parliamentary elections is the voice of the Iraqi voter, and his choice came to believe in its ability to Represented during the next four years. ”

He pointed out that “our meetings will witness remarkable continuity in the coming days, with all the winning alliances to discuss and discuss the formation of the largest bloc, with the assurance that access to the understandings will remain conditional on the extent of faith of the other blocs to reject quotas and their ability to legislate and find practical solutions to economic problems, To build a strong state of institutions, to contribute to the building of strong and professional security forces, to prepare to fight corruption, to pursue corrupt and retroactive, and to believe in the formation of a homogenous government not subject to quotas and able to restore hope to Iraqis in their process Political. ”


Association of Iraqi private banks holds a course “Islamic banking accredited CIB”

Economy News _ Baghdad

The Association of Iraqi Private Banks, in cooperation with the General Council of Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions, held a training program on Sunday at the headquarters of the Association, with the participation of a number of private banks and financial transfer companies.

The director of the administration and training in the Association of Iraqi private banks, Ahmed Hashemi, during the session, which was attended by “Economy News”, “The rehabilitation program is held in cooperation between the Association of Private Banks and the General Council of Banks and Islamic financial institutions CIBAFI, which represents the official umbrella of all Islamic financial institutions in the world “He said, adding that the program lasted for five days.

Hashemi added that “the target group in the qualifying program are the employees of the financial and banking system of Islamic banks and Islamic finance and investment companies at various levels of professional,” noting that “participants will receive the certificate of Islamic banking accredited after passing the examination of the program.”


US advisers in Baghdad to pursue five new Iraqi banks

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(Reuters) – The US Federal Reserve is pursuing five new Iraqi banks as well as the Islamic Bank of Iraq, diplomatic sources in Iraq have revealed.

A report by skynews, quoting the sources, said that a team of American advisers is in Iraq to follow up on these banks, which may be subject to the same sanctions imposed on the “Islamic Bank of the country.”

The investigations into the relationship between these banks and their exploitation by Iran in remittances began in the era of former US President Barack Obama, but only sued one bank.

According to the sources, investigations have been activated over the past months. Investigations by sources include money transfer of money, suspicious transfers to Lebanon, and then to Syria, along with some Asian and Eastern European countries.

Last year, the United States put the Iraqi Islamic bank Ilaf on the black list.

Blacklisting forces banks to choose between severing ties with Iranian institutions targeted by US sanctions, or cutting off the US financial system.