Iraq raises its investment in US bonds to the highest level in 201

Editorial date: 2019/2/17 20:55

(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) Iraq raised its holdings of US debt instruments during the month of December, last record to the highest levels in 2018.

According to US Treasury data, Iraq’s ownership of US bonds jumped 67.1 percent in December to $ 34.6 billion ($ 41.364 trillion), the highest level in 2018, compared to $ 20.7 billion ($ 24.747) a month earlier From 2017.

On a monthly basis, Iraqi ownership of US Treasuries rose 7.8 percent in December from a month earlier to $ 32.1 billion (38.376 trillion dinars).

Iraq raised its holdings of US bonds in December for the third month in a row (31.1 billion dollars, or 37.18 trillion dinars) in October, and 29.4 billion dollars (35.148 trillion dinars) in September.

Iraq ranked fourth with Arab ownership of US bonds; Saudi Arabia topped the list with $ 171.6 billion (205.148 trillion dinars), second with the UAE at 56.8 billion dollars (67.904 trillion dinars) and Kuwait with 41.3 billion dollars (49.374 trillion dinars).


Fotil assured Halabousi of his country’s commitment to support Iraqi forces

Editorial date: 2019/2/17 19:49

The head of the Central American Central Command, General Joseph Fotil, reiterated his country’s commitment to support the Iraqi security forces in the field of arming, training and developing their capabilities to eradicate terrorism and achieve stability. Security field.

The Information Office of the President of the House of Representatives, in a statement received by the {Euphrates News} copy, that “Halbusi, received the Central Command Central Command, General Joseph Fotil and his delegation on the occasion of the end of his duties,” noting that ” And the strengthening of security cooperation and intelligence coordination in the field of counter-terrorism. ”

“The international community must stand with Iraq, which fought a global war against terrorist gangs, whether in the field of security or reconstruction,” Halaboussi stressed, stressing the need to support the Iraqi security forces in the field of arming, training and developing their capabilities to eradicate terrorism and achieve stability. .

For his part, General Fotil reiterated, “his country’s commitment to support the Iraqi security forces in the field of security; to eliminate terrorism once and for all.”

Abdulmahdi discusses with US general “positive” developments in Iraq

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The Prime Minister, General Commander of the Armed Forces, Adel Abdul Mahdi, met with General Joseph Fotill, commander of the US Central Command Central Command, to cooperate in the war against intimidation and training.

The visit comes to Baghdad, on the occasion of the end of his duties.

According to a statement by the Office of Abdul Mahdi, the two sides discussed the “positive” developments in Iraq and the government’s intentions to enhance security and stability and the reconstruction of liberated cities and affected, as well as efforts to eliminate the remnants of a supporter in Syria.


Suron reveals the date of completion of the ministerial cab: Fayadh excluded


05:32 – 17/02/2019

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MP revealed the alliance of the other Qusay Mohsen, Sunday, the date of voting on the completion of the cabinet cabin, while referring to the exclusion of Interior Ministry candidate Faleh al-Fayadh. 
Mohsen said in an interview with Mawazine News that “after the meeting of others and Fatah, it was agreed to vote on the candidates of the remaining ministries in the first week of the next legislative term.” 
He added that “according to the data, the candidate of the Fath Alliance to the Ministry of Interior Faleh Fayyad is not among the candidates who will be submitted to the House of Representatives to give them confidence.” 
On October 24, the House of Representatives granted confidence to the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi, while 4 ministries, namely Defense, Interior, Justice and Education, remained vacant.



رئيس الجمهورية يستقبل رئيس القيادة المركزية الأمريكية الجنرال جوزيف فوتيل والوفد المرافق له. وأكد سيادته أهمية تطوير التعاون الامني والعسكري بين البلدين الصديقين، ومساهمة الولايات المتحدة بتسليح وتطوير القدرات العسكرية للقوات الامنية العراقية.

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The President of the Republic receives the head of the US Central Command, General Joseph Votil, and his entourage. He stressed the importance of developing security and military cooperation between the two friendly countries and the United States ‘ contribution to arming and developing the military capabilities of the Iraqi security forces.

An American general is looking into Iraq to ensure that there is no immediate return after the withdrawal


Editorial date: 2019/2/17 16:49 
The commander of the Central Command, who oversees US forces in the Middle East, arrived in Iraq on Sunday for a visit aimed at holding talks with US and Iraqi officials expected to focus on ensuring that terrorist gangs do not reappear after US forces withdraw. from Syria.
He did not make statements to reporters when he landed in Iraq, where he is expected to listen to field reports on the last stage of the restitution of the remaining territory under the control of gangs and a terrorist advocate who previously controlled large tracts of land in Syria. 
Feutel is also expected to discuss with Baghdad officials the impact that the US withdrawal from Syria could have on Iraq, where he already turned the terrorist into a hit-and-run approach after losing all the territory he controlled. 
Fotel said earlier he did not expect US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw more than 2,000 troops from Syria to lead to a significant change in the level of US troops in Iraq, where the United States has deployed more than 5,000 troops. He said that number would remain “generally stable”.
“We will try to make sure that we have the right capabilities on the ground to support Iraqis in the future,” he told reporters traveling with him last week. 
“But I do not necessarily think that will result in a greater presence of the United States or coalition forces.”

Ankara is looking with Iraq customs tariff at the crossing in Kurdistan

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The Turkish ambassador to Baghdad Fatih Yildiz said on Sunday that he had discussed with the Iraqi Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Fouad Hussein the unification of customs tariffs at the Ibrahim al-Khalil crossing.

“I spoke a little while ago with the Assistant Prime Minister and Finance Minister Fouad Hussein,” Yildiz said in a tweet on his Twitter account. “He supported the lifting of internal customs points in Iraq from the evening of February 16, 2019.”

He explained that “henceforth, a unified customs tariff will be applied in the port of Ibrahim al-Khalil, whether the internal checkpoints have been removed or not,” noting that “I informed him that we will follow up this matter and that the Turkish shipping companies that use the crossing confirmed what the Iraqi minister said.”

The General Authority for Iraqi Customs announced the implementation of the agreement to cancel the customs points established on the border with the Kurdistan Region and to begin the unification of customs procedures at all border crossings as of Saturday.


Customs of Kurdistan: the unification of customs duties between Baghdad and Erbil I on the date of Iraq

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The General Directorate of Customs in the Kurdistan Regional Government confirmed on Sunday that the unification of customs duties between the governments of Baghdad and Erbil, is the first in the history of Iraq.

“The agreement on the unification of fees is one of the best in the understandings between the two governments, the federal and the Kurdistan region,” Customs Director Samal Abdul Rahman told a news conference attended by Mawazine News. “Today we see the results of these understandings on the ground.”

He added: “We seek to complete all other needs in this file, with the Iraqi Customs Authority,” noting that “the unification of fees between the two governments is the first of its kind in the history of Iraq.”

“We have agreed with the federal government that the fees collected should not be high,” he said.

He pointed out that “there is no country in the world, obtained customs fees from within the country, so it was agreed with the federal government to obtain a unified fee from Umm Qasr to Ibrahim Hebron.