Urgent : US will grant Iraq exemption from some sanctions Iran

 

Editorial Date: 2018/11/2 21:01 
(Reuters) – The United States told Iraq it would allow it to continue to import vital supplies of gas, energy and food from Iran after Washington reinstates sanctions on Iran’s oil sector, three Iraqi officials said on Friday.
“The exemption for Iraq is conditional on not paying Iran the price of imports in US dollars,” officials said, including a member of an Iraqi ministerial committee overseeing energy activities 
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The United States is preparing to tighten the blockade on Iran

(Independent) The United States is preparing on November 5 to re-impose a second package of sanctions on Iran, targeting vital sectors of the Iranian economy, as part of an American strategy aimed at paralyzing the ability of the regime in Tehran to continue activities of destabilization in the East Middle as the transfer of the agency Sky News Arabia.

US President Donald Trump announced in May that the United States would withdraw from the nuclear deal signed in 2015 between Tehran and world powers aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear capabilities and decided to re-impose sanctions suspended under the deal.

After re-imposing a first package of sanctions on August 6, the second package, seen as the most painful of the Iranian economy, includes the following:

– Iranian port operators, shipping and shipbuilding sectors, including Iranian shipping lines, South Shipping Line and its subsidiaries.

– Oil-related transactions with national Iranian oil companies, Iran’s oil company for commercial exchange, and the Iranian National Tanker Company, including the purchase of oil and petroleum products or petrochemical products from Iran.

– Transactions by foreign financial institutions with the Central Bank of Iran and Iranian financial institutions renewed under Article 1245 of the National Defense Authorization Act of FY12, including sanctions on the provision of specialized financial services services to the Central Bank of Iran and the Iranian financial institutions set out in the Comprehensive Penal Code, Iran for the year 2010.

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toughest US sanctions on Iran are officially coming into force

 

The toughest US sanctions on Iran come into force officially
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The United States announced the re-imposition of sanctions on Iran, which was lifted in accordance with the nuclear agreement in 2015.

The US Treasury confirmed that the global SWIFT network would be subject to sanctions if it dealt with banned Iranian financial institutions.

The Treasury also noted that 700 people and entities had been added to the list of sanctions against Iran.

While US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the exemptions on Iran’s eight-state sanctions were temporary and aimed at stabilizing oil prices.

For its part, Tehran claimed after the US statements that it has the ability to manage its economic affairs under US sanctions, according to her claim.

“Asron” announces an agreement between the blocks on the passage of 4 ministers and the return of the budget in the next session

"Asron" announces an agreement between the blocks on the passage of 4 ministers and the return of the budget in the next session
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The alliance of “Asron” backed by the leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr on Friday to reach an agreement between the political blocs to pass four of the remaining eight ministers who did not vote in the new formation of the current government headed by Adel Abdul Mahdi.

“All parties will vote in the next session on four ministers and the 2019 rebalancing of the government,” MP Alaa al-Rubaie said in a brief statement today.

The Council of Ministers recently approved the draft law of the federal budget of the Republic of Iraq for fiscal year 2019 and referred to the House of Representatives, based on the provisions of Articles (61 / item first and 80 / item II) of the Constitution.

MP Magda Tamimi said on Thursday the arrival of the budget in 2019 to the Presidency of the House of Representatives, but did not officially turn to the deputies for the formation of parliamentary committees, especially the Finance Committee, considering the analysis issued by some on the budget “hasty and not professional.”

It is noteworthy that the Iraqi parliament voted in late October last of the year 2018 on 14 ministers from the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi, the new, while delayed the vote on 8 ministers.

Parliament postponed the vote on the ministries of defense, interior, culture, education, justice, planning, higher education, and immigration due to disagreement over its candidates.

The Kurdish parties are moving towards partnership in the provincial government

 

Editorial date: 2018/11/2 17:51 • 55 times read
The two main Kurdish parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party led by Massoud Barzani and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan led by the family of late President Jalal Talabani after their meeting on Thursday, they are heading towards a partnership to form the Kurdistan Regional Government.
“We will participate in the new government with the Democratic Party because the responsibility lies with the two parties and we will participate in the new government on the basis of a real partnership,” said member of the political bureau of the federation, Kadir Hama Jan, during a joint press conference with a member of the Political Bureau of the Kurdistan Democratic Party. 
“We can solve problems through dialogue and the PUK wants a government that serves the people of Kurdistan in all fields and fulfills their aspirations,” he said. 
“Although the Democrat has 45 seats in the Kurdistan parliament, we can not manage the region without the National Union,” Tayfur said. 
He pointed out that “the other parties in the absence of government participation, can be in the constructive opposition and then we can with the National Union to form a new government.”
On the share of the province in the federal budget, Tayfour said that “the share of the region must be 17 percent of the financial budget for 2019.” 
It is scheduled to meet the leadership of the Democratic Party early next week to take its decision on naming the candidate to the post of head of the Kurdistan Regional Government in its new form. 
A member of the leadership of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Aras Hassou Mirkhan, said that “will be during the meeting to form a delegation to dialogue with the rest of the parties and political parties on the formation of the new government, in addition to the selection of the party candidate to head the government.” 
He added that the dialogues of democracy with the rest of the parties will be based on electoral entitlements, and will deal with each side according to size. “

Sawsan: Parliament plans to open a comprehensive investigation into the fall of Mosul

 

Editorial Date: 2018/11/2 16:16 
(Baghdad: al-Furat News) MP from the mass of Sawsan, Star Al-Otabi, the Parliament’s intention to open a comprehensive investigation of the file of the fall of the city of Mosul in June 2014, and the accounting of the defaulters according to the law.
“The file of the fall of Mosul will return to the forefront and will be held accountable all the defaulters and bring them to justice,” said al-Atabi in a statement reported by his media office. 
He added that “delaying the issue of the fall of Mosul and the vacancy of its file for years was the result of the involvement of prominent figures in the crime,” noting that “the city of Mosul suffered a security setback because of rampant corruption in the joints of the state at the time and rely on the sterile security plans why the occupation of one third of the territory of Iraq, . 
Al-Atabi said that the mass of Asroun “will put the file of the fall of Mosul and files of corruption priorities of its work within parliament and will transfer all those involved without exception to the judiciary to receive their fair punishment.”
The Council of Representatives voted late in the year 2000 to set up a committee to investigate the reasons for the fall of Mosul. The results of the investigation led to the trial of some 70 security and political officials, including prominent figures, who left the job to the judiciary. Must be brought before the military courts and the judiciary has nothing to do with this case