Abadi announces his new post confirms: not retired from politics


Abadi announces his new position and confirms: will not retire politics
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Shafaq News / The current Prime Minister Haider Abadi, he will adopt the parliamentary prosecution in the political process during the next phase. 
And the circulation of the nomination of Abadi during the days of the formation of Adel Abdul-Mahdi for his new government, for the positions of foreign affairs and on behalf of the Prime Minister. 
However, the leader of the coalition “Nasr” Haidar Abadi issued a statement in this regard, which said: We are on the transformation of the structure of the authorities and the state, and I wanted to assure you the constants that I work for them and to avoid any interpretation does not match our vision and resolve.
1. Since the formation of the victory coalition announced that victory is a national project on citizenship and democracy and development and sound construction of the state to ensure the unity and well-being and sovereignty, regardless of our victory or loss of elections, and in any location we were, and the project of victory for all Iraqis, a project that includes entities and voters and organizations believe Victory as a national project and the destiny of a free, secure and united state. Today, I renew my commitment to the project of victory as a basis for its adoption and work in the Iraqi political arena. 
2. We will re-produce the victory coalition as a national project and in line with the current and future developments, 
so I will inform you that I will not retire from politics regardless of any executive location. What concerns me is the safety of the project of victory and work for it as a national alternative based on the achievements of our era, in addition to the vision and the will to continue our march. We believe it achieves the unity, prosperity and sovereignty of our beloved country, building state institutions properly and fighting corruption.
3. The next option and the basis I will adopt is the parliamentary prosecution with the mass of victory in addition to the political body outside the House of Representatives to lead the project of the comprehensive victory, which works to create the third force that express the class that does not find itself ethnic sectarian blocs and also segments of the middle class and cultural and civil. 
4. Victory does not demand any ministerial position in the next formation, but it may offer us positions in the equation of the next government, and if we find that a site serves our project and strengthens our position and impact and does not cause us to load projections and contradictions and consequences of what is going to be accepted with emphasis on our rejection of the abhorrent quota. 
5. I assure you again of our faith and determination to continue the victory as a comprehensive structural project that varies politically, socially, informally and culturally, and as a national alternative capable of competing and dealing with the emergency and strategic changes of the political process and the future of the country.
We have the balance of achievements, the public, the vital youth, the national elites, the project that crosses the sectarian, ethnic and partisan barriers. We have the internal and external acceptability of our discourse and our approach, all of which force us to continue to win as a national project.

Abdul Mahdi Office: What is published in the media about candidates are pure imagination


Editorial Date: 2018/10/18 20:54
(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) The media office of the Prime Minister in charge of Adel Abdul-Mahdi denied what is published in the media about candidates for ministerial posts.
A statement to the office received the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of it, “despite the denial issued today by the Information Office of the Prime Minister in charge of Adel Abdul Mahdi, but some sites are still publishing false information about candidates for ministerial positions and deny it to others, Facts, which we deny in toto. ” 
He called for “not to rely on any news attributed to the Prime Minister-designate and do not rely on any information not issued by the media office.” 
He called on the office of Abdul Mahdi, “the media and our people to be accurate and adoption of official data issued by the Information Office and not deal with information and false news.”

The formation of the government .. blocks wrestling and a costly head trying to gain time


Baghdad / Al-Ghad Press:

What will be in the quilt of the 76-year-old Sheikh charged with forming a new government, Adel Abdul Mahdi?This question seems very difficult to be predicted amid the ambitions and ambitions of political blocs that are not convinced that Abdul Mahdi will complete his career to 2022, for several reasons, the most important is that the political forces are likely to be physically fit to shoulder the burdens of a critical stage as well as the complexities of the political scene.

At a time when Abdul Mahdi announced through his media office that he was in contact with the parliament to determine the appropriate day to present his cabinet and its government, the conflict between the political forces on the division of ministerial portfolios is raging.

Interior and Defense 

The conflict over the internal portfolio within the Shiite forces is offset by a fiercer conflict between the Sunni forces divided between the construction coalition led by Hadi al-Amiri and Muqtada al-Sadr. At a time when Sadr is trying to present Khaled al-Obeidi as a candidate for the Ministry of Defense, New, the alliance of the Sunni axis for his part refused to impose on them a candidate for a bag that is believed to be within the entitlement of the election.

New faces

To reach an end to the national conflict, all agreed that the task of choosing the ministers of defense and interior should be assigned to the prime minister in charge, according to the most important conditions, that the candidate for these ministries should not be a former cabinet minister.

Prime Minister without deputies

A few days after the assignment of Abdul Mahdi to form his government, spread in the sites of communication lists of presumed formations, including two positions for the Deputy Prime Minister, while, confirms a source familiar with the “tomorrow” Press that Abdul Mahdi will be enough minister within his cabinet to take the place of his deputy in his absence . This assertion undermines what was promoted by some aspiring forces to take up positions close to the post of prime minister.

Ministries by Governorate

The sources pointed out that the mechanism of distribution of ministerial portfolios in the upcoming government, which is on the table of dialogue is to have each governorate a portfolio of ministries except Baghdad and Basra, where each will have two ministerial portfolios. Among these portfolios, the construction alliance will have 13 ministerial portfolios and each portfolio has four to five candidates.

Your date is Parliament

Abdul Mahdi, in an attempt to narrow the time on the political forces trying to gain time to get more privileges, hit them a date under the dome of parliament to introduce his cabinet and its government, to gain time also if his cabinet was hampered to be able to remedy what can be remedied within the legal period of commissioning which Ends early next month.

What are the legal appointments and contracts of the government of Abadi to conduct business?


Release Date: 2018/10/18 19:00 
{Baghdad: Al Furat News} Legal expert Tariq Harb explained the legal appointments and contracts of the caretaker government.

“Anyone who signs urgent contracts and non-fundamentalist appointments in the ministries and departments at the present time has committed the crime stipulated in Article 340 of the Penal Code, which provides for intentional damage to state funds,” Harb said in a statement. Her sentence is at least 7 years’ imprisonment. ” 
“All the money that has been damaged is being paid by all,” he said. 
He stressed that “the government has the right to cancel all signatures and contracts, noting that” the government since the appointment of Adel Abdul Mahdi as prime minister, the current government to conduct daily business, and can not be contracted on anything other than the basic needs since the time assigned to Abdul Mahdi, Crime punishable by law “.
The Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul-Mahdi issued a statement on the issuance of some ministries and departments to sign urgent contracts and appointments of non-fundamentalism, in which he demanded the President of the Republic Barham Saleh and Prime Minister Haider Abadi and the ministers to prevent all unconstitutional and illegal actions that do not fall within the framework of governance And the ministers and officials of any official body not affiliated with the Ministry of Defense have demanded and / or abstained from such steps. 
Abdul-Mahdi also called on the House of Representatives to monitor this matter, announcing that the next government will cancel any order that was not taken within the context of constitutional and legal or outside the functions of the conduct of daily affairs, and will expose himself to the penalty of the perpetrator.

Al-Allaibi calls on US oil companies to participate and invest in liquidation and gas projects



Baghdad / Al-Ghad Press:

Oil Minister Jabbar Ali Hussein al-Luaibi on Thursday called on US oil companies to participate and invest in liquidation projects, gas and infrastructure.

“The oil minister, Jabbar Ali Hussein al-Luaibi, received today, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Andrew Beck and the US ambassador to Baghdad, Douglas Seelman and the accompanying delegation,” said the Office of Allaibi media in a statement received by “Al-Ghad Press” During the meeting discussed ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the oil and gas sector.

Al-Luaibi stressed on the importance of strengthening relations and development in all fields, especially in oil and gas. He called on American oil companies to “participate and invest in liquidation projects, gas, infrastructure and others because of their expertise and advanced technology in this field.”

He stressed “the ministry’s efforts to implement a number of strategic projects that contribute to the development of the oil industry in the country.”

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Andrew Beck said “the desire of his country’s companies to enhance joint cooperation with Iraq in all fields, especially in the oil and gas industry.”

US pressure to cancel the economic deal for Iraq worth 15 billion

US pressure to cancel the economic deal for Iraq worth 15 billion
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US President Donald Trump’s administration has intervened to cancel a $ 15 billion deal that Siemens plans to complete to develop power plants in Iraq, US news reports said Thursday.

“The Iraqi government signed a memorandum of understanding with US General Electric last Monday after senior US officials warned Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi that the future of US-Iraqi relations would be jeopardized if his government accepted,” a Bloomberg report quoted Trump officials as saying. The deal with the German company “Siemens”.

Garrett Marquez, spokesman for the US National Security Council, said his country’s efforts came in the context of a very strong campaign to participate in the formation of the Iraqi government and to reduce Iranian influence through a comprehensive effort to expel the Iranians instead of inviting them. Washington suspects that Iran has pushed Iraqi leaders to continue the ” Siemens “as a means to reduce relations with the United States.

“The United States has also signed a broader memorandum of understanding with Iraq to build the energy sector and make the country independent in terms of energy, and this aims to resolve what has been a source of frustration for Washington for a long time, the dependence of Iraq on Iran to import natural gas, Iraq is about 12 million cubic meters of natural gas per day and represents a fifth generation of energy.

The US government learned last September that talks between the Iraqi government and Siemens about a contract to renew the entire energy sector in the country, and after the meeting of the CEO of the German company Joe Kaiser, with Prime Minister Abbadi in late September, was agreed in principle on a plan to install 11 gigawatts of power generation over four years and create thousands of jobs.

Senior US officials have warned Baghdad not to sign the final agreement with Siemens and have threatened to escalate. The Iraqi government has not immediately responded to the US request, which was sent through its embassy in Washington.

“We still believe that we have put the most useful and comprehensive plan for the Iraqi people at the negotiating table and extend beyond the energy infrastructure,” Siemens spokesman Philip Anbes said.

The US agency concluded that if the Iraqi government and General Electric agreed, the Boston-based US company will expand the power generation capacity in Iraq by 2 to 3 gigawatts by next summer. US companies will also help Iraq build energy production and transmission lines And develop its current capabilities, “while US officials expressed hope that the completion of the Convention before the fifth of November next, the date of entry into force of new US sanctions on Iran.


Association of Private Banks Conducts a workshop for the requirements of ISO quality management systems

Economy News _ Baghdad

The Iraqi Private Banks Association held a workshop on Thursday titled “Requirements for Quality Management Systems in accordance with the ISO System” at the headquarters of the Association, with the participation of the Central Bank and a number of government and private banks and financial transfer companies.

The director of administration and training in the Association of Iraqi private banks, Ahmed Hashemi, and attended by “Economy News”, that “the importance of different quality management systems according to the ISO system within the requirements set by the Central Bank and to see the systems used in international banking institutions,” noting that ” This workshop, in cooperation with the Foundation for Engineering and Management Consulting, to introduce participants from the banking sector on how to develop plans in accordance with the requirements of the standard of business continuity and audit.

Hashemi added that “the workshop will enable participants to develop the audit plan and checklists and the ability to know the points of non-conformity of the system.”

He pointed out that “the target group in the workshop are quality and risk management officials and officials of the security and information technology in the banking and financial sector.”


The Association of Iraqi Special Banks concludes the course of ISO quality management requirements

Economy News _ Baghdad

The Association of Iraqi Private Banks concluded Thursday a training course titled “Requirements of various quality management systems according to the ISO system”, with the participation of the Central Bank and a number of government and private banks and financial transfer companies.
The banking adviser to the Association of Iraqi private banks, Samir Nusairi, during the closing ceremony and attended by “Economy News”, “The Association works in partnership with the Central Bank on the work of training for employees in the banking sector in accordance with the latest systems in force internationally, and the requirements set by the Central Bank of banks operating in Iraq “He said.
“The course enabled the participants to develop the audit plan and review lists in accordance with the requirements of the Business Continuity Standard and the ability to know the points of non-conformity of the system.”
For his part, Director of Quality Management Department in the Central Bank Hussein Faisal, said that “the training conducted by the Association in general is the basis of a strategic plan developed by the Central Bank in cooperation with the Association, aimed at developing cadres working in the bank and the Iraqi banking sector,” adding that ” To issue central instructions to implement the continuity of business in the banking sector, indicating the mechanism that can achieve the appropriate return to the sector.
“The certificate obtained by the trainees is specialized in the continuity of business in the banking sector in accordance with ISO 22301”. This criterion is within the requirements of the World Bank and the Basel Committee, which issued a set of specialized instructions in this area on the need to be applied by banks worldwide for special standards for business continuity “He said.
“The central bank has sought to apply this standard for the first time in Iraq and its integration with an international standard issued by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)” and applies this standard in most of the global central banks.