«Journal News» publishes the agenda of the parliamentary session on Saturday

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The agenda of the session of the parliament on Saturday, a paragraph to vote on the rest of the eight ministers in the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi.

The agenda was limited to “discuss the formation of permanent parliamentary committees of the House of Representatives, and discuss the subject of provincial and district elections.”




Washington: New sanctions await Iran and strict implementation


09-11-2018 11:35 PM

White House national security adviser John Bolton said Washington could impose new sanctions on Iran after targeting the oil and financial sectors.

“I think you will see more sanctions over time and a stricter application,” he said at a brief press conference in Paris, where 70 heads of state are expected to mark the centenary of the end of World War I.

Bolton said the sanctions had been significant for Iran. On the economic front, the Iranian currency is at its lowest level, inflation is huge and the country is in recession.The goal continued to reduce Iran’s oil exports. We worked with Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other oil-producing countries to check the increase in production and not to affect customers who buy Iranian oil.

The nuclear deal was signed in Vienna on July 14, 2015 between Iran and the five permanent members of the Security Council (the United States, China, Russia, France and Britain) and Germany.

And allowed the end of Tehran’s long isolation by lifting a section of international economic sanctions. In return, Iran agreed to limit its program to ensure that it does not seek to acquire nuclear weapons.

On May 8, Trump announced the withdrawal from the agreement and the re-imposition of sanctions on Iran.

In another context, Bolton refuted the idea that the United States is isolationist, saying Bolton’s decision to participate in international celebrations marking the end of the First World War shows his “commitment to common defense.”

Bolton added that throughout the history of the United States ‘we have never been isolationists’.

Asked about the US decision to withdraw from the MNF, Bolton said technological advances had covered the treaty since its conclusion in the 1980s. Bolton confirmed that Russia was violating the treaty, which Moscow denies.


Zobaie reveals to the Euphrates new candidates for defense and hinted at a parliamentary surprise


Editorial Date: 2018/11/9 23:22 
(Baghdad: al-Furat News} Revealed leader of the Coalition for Reform and Reconstruction, MP Talal Zobaie, for new candidates to take over the portfolio of the Ministry of Defense in the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi.
“There are parties who wanted a substitute for the candidate of the Ministry of Defense [Faisal Al-Jarba] ​​and were nominated (Mahmoud al-Shammari) and Thamir Sultan,” two former army officers and two advisers in the Ministry of Defense and their fortunes good in taking over The post, in addition to the nomination of Salah al-Jubouri, and Kamel Dulaimi. ” 
And revealed, “the nomination of leadership in the national, Salim Jubouri [former Speaker of the House of Representatives] for the post of Ministry of Defense or the Ministry of Planning is fit for management as a legal man.” 
He stressed that “the decision of the candidate in the hands of the President of the National Iyad Allawi as a share or electoral entitlement to the coalition,” stressing that “this does not mean we want a partisan minister and not be a tool for the candidate and independent.”
Al-Zobaie said that “the vote will be held on the rest of the ministers next week,” pointing out “a change in the candidates of the ministries of education, planning, defense, culture and justice, and I think the ministries will be decided to vote in one go.” 
He considered the “objection {year} coalition building on the national candidate for defense his goal of disruption.” 
Zobaie criticized the mechanism of voting to give confidence to the cabinet or the adoption of laws by lifting the hands of the deputies and not be counted accurately. ” 
He said that” the vote by a clear majority has become a flawed way, “noting that” ministers in the government of Abdul Mahdi went by 50 votes only if there was a secret vote of what happened Ministers of parliamentary confidence and this is counted on the presidency of parliament, “he said.
He added that “Abdul Mahdi, we did not imagine that this government is so weak,” noting that “there are good ministers in this government and if the prime minister implemented government programs and adhere to it, things are going on for the better and otherwise we will go to ruin,” as he put it. 
“This last opportunity and parliament to make the government succeed and everyone is responsible for it,” Zobaie said. 
The head of the parliamentary integrity committee said that “many of the blocks accused of corruption have a stronger influence than the former and there are directors of the ministries control the ministries more than the minister himself,” adding that “the corrupt are stronger than the blocks.” According to him. 
“So far he is not optimistic about the government of Abdul Mahdi because of this beginning and the problems in its formation, but we will wait his 100 days.” 
Al-Zobaie revealed that “some of the names of the candidates in the cabinet cabin changed during the coming of Abdul-Mahdi to parliament,” saying “the government of Haider Abadi much better than the government of Abdul-Mahdi.” According to his words. 
Promised “the work of the previous government distinguished over the past four years and achieved a lot of positive and won on terrorism and overcome the economic crisis and has become a long-time slaves in corruption and should be rewarded by renewing his second term,” as he put it. 
He said, “There are large blocks and strong did not want the return of slaves to fight corruption and close the rival and most blocks worked to block him to prevent tampering parties in the ministries,” revealing “
Al-Zobaie accused parties – not named – of trying to hit the project of reform and moderation, “stressing that” our ambition to remain a coalition of reform and reconstruction and the number of 148 deputies and the next election in the same bloc or larger, “noting that” there is no stability of Iraq with the existence of this large number of parties should be in the country ‘s two parties or three no more as it is in several countries of the world. ” 
he noted , ” We wanted the election law not to transfer deputy or someone from a party to another, but we have seen the wonder in this current election cycle because of the large disparity in the number of electoral votes and buying votes and receivables This is a blow and a destabilization of the political process Daye must be cut off and suppress mass and head of the party in control of the cluster system. ” He 
also stressed that” the nomination will be subject to the procedures of accountability, justice, criminal, integrity and efficiency. “
Zobaie pointed to “his appeal to the Federal Court in legal irregularities with the election of the Speaker of the House of Representatives (Mohamed Halboussi) and waited to invalidate the election in the month of December next.” 
“The most prominent of these irregularities turn the process of voting from secret to public, as well as the age of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, which must exceed 40 years and be the election of the President in the first session of the House of Representatives,” adding that “MPs voted and did not lead the constitutional right and enough That make the session of the election of the Speaker of the House of Representatives invalid, “unlikely that” the political decision is higher than the independence of the judiciary because it is a safety valve for the political process. ” 
Zobaie denied “the existence of any personal dispute between him and the Speaker of the House of Representatives Mohammed Halbusi.”

A preliminary agreement to pass four ministers in Saturday’s session

Political situation

Thursday, November 8, 2018 05:13 PM
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BAGHDAD / A parliamentary source said Thursday that the political entities in the House of Representatives agreed to pass the names of candidates for four ministries vacant during the session on Saturday.

The source said, “the eye of Iraq News,” that “blocks in parliament reached an agreement in principle to pass four names of ministries in the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi.”

The source, who asked not to be named, said that “the ministries that have obtained political consensus on it are justice, defense, education and displaced,” noting that “differences between the Shiite parties are still continuing on the Ministry of Interior, which may disrupt the selection of its candidate.”

The MP for the construction coalition Hamid Abbas, has revealed on Thursday, for a consensus to pass the candidate of the Interior Faleh al-Fayadh and education Qusay al-Suhail by majority agreement with the rest of the blocks in isolation from the others. Finished


Who is the new US ambassador to Iraq?

05:05 – 09/11/2018

Baghdad – Mawazine News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump plans to nominate Matthew Toler as US ambassador to Iraq instead of Douglas Seelman, who has represented his country in Iraq since 2016. 
The White House said in a statement read by Mawazine News that ” Nearly two years as ambassador to Baghdad. ” 
Toller is the US ambassador to Yemen since 2014 and was ambassador to Kuwait, as he has worked for Washington embassies in Cairo, Baghdad, Kuwait and Riyadh in various positions.

He served in the US State Department as deputy director of the North Gulf office and an official in the Egyptian office, as well as deputy director of the North Gulf Affairs Office at the Foreign Ministry. 
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Prigham Yang University and a Master’s degree from Harvard University, an SIA Intelligence Award and two Presidential Honorary Awards, a Baker Wilkins Award from the State Department for the post of Deputy Chief of Mission, and fluent in Arabic. Finished 29 / d


Swift separates Iranian banks within days for “stability interest”


09-11-2018 08:57 PM

Jotfred Lebrant, chief executive of SWIFT, a Belgian-based messaging system, said it would separate some Iranian banks from its system early next week.

Earlier in the week, Swift said it would suspend the arrival of unspecified Iranian banks to its messaging system in order to maintain the stability and integrity of the global financial system.

In a brief statement earlier this week, Swift did not mention US sanctions that were re-imposed on some Iranian financial institutions on Monday as part of US President Donald Trump’s efforts to force Iran to curb its nuclear, missile and regional activities.

Bayan Swift said the suspension of Iranian banks’ access to the messaging system was “unfortunate” but “taken in the interests of stability and the integrity of the broader global financial system.”


US Gives Iraq 45 Days to Halt Its Business Ties with Iran


US Gives Iraq 45 Days to Halt Its Business Ties with Iran

ERBIL – Although Iraq has been granted an exemption to the US sanctions on Iran, it will not be allowed to have business ties with the neighboring country more than 45 days, a US official explained.

According to the official, Baghdad should end any purchases to natural gas from Tehran and halt its oil exporting to the Islamic Republic.v

“It is for 45 days only, and it is for electricity payments, because of the conditions in Iraq’s south, in Basra,” Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran, Andrew Peek told Kurdistan 24.

“The reality right now is that Iraq has to import some electricity and gas from Iran to meet its needs for domestic power generation—about 1200 megawatts—which it can’t produce on its own.”

The US imposed a new phase of sanctions on Iran on Monday, November 5.



Iraq will pay 1.5% of its oil revenues to the Kuwait War compensation fund in early 2019

Khalid Al-Mudhaf, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Authority for Estimation of Compensation for the Iraqi-Kuwaiti War Losses money and business

Economy News Baghdad

Iraq will pay 1.5 percent of the proceeds of oil sales to the Compensation Fund of the United Nations Compensation Commission for the Iraq-Kuwait War Losses, the board said on Thursday.

“This step comes within the framework of Board of Directors Decision No. 276 of 2017 and the process of payment operations for the current year 2018,” the board said in a statement quoted by Kuwait News Agency.

At the opening of the current session of the Governing Council of the United Nations Compensation Commission, Kuwait expressed its appreciation to the Secretariat of the Committee for its role in the distribution of the assessed rations for this year.

“This year, Kuwait received three payments of $ 90 million each in April, June and October, in accordance with the payment mechanism set out in Resolution 267 of 2009,” said Khalid Al Mudhaf, chairman of the Kuwait Compensation Commission. .

“With these payments, the remaining amount for Kuwait is about $ 4.4 billion to be paid in the future,” he added.

“Continuation of the deposit in the Compensation Fund will make it possible for all to complete the mission of the Board of Directors and to obtain the full compensation for the Quota,” Mudhaf said.

Source: Live Website


Tomorrow .. Baghdad exhibition opens its activities with the participation of 700 companies

Date of release: 2018/11/9 13:50

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The 45th session of the Baghdad International Fair opens on Saturday with the participation of 18 countries and more than 700 companies representing different sectors.

The exhibition management called on the media “to attend the opening ceremony which starts at 10 am and to cover the activities of the exhibition, which lasts ten days and is witnessing various events.”