Araji reveals the corruption of the Central Bank and the reason for not participating in the elections (expanded)

Editorial date: 2019/2/20 0:35 
(Baghdad: al-Furat News) Former Deputy Prime Minister Bahaa al-Araji revealed corruption in the Central Bank of Iraq.
“The former central bank governor Sinan Shabibi financial figure lost by Iraq and because of his differences with the former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki accused of files corruption and had a deliberate intention to get him because he stopped the ambitions of political blocs.” 
And, that “the problem of the auction of the old old new and previously obtained from banks belonging to the parties or held by blocks and today became the number of these banks was more than 3 years ago 24 banks and today rose to 79 banks because of the currency auction. 
“He pointed out that” Maliki accused Sabah al-Saadi on corruption charges in the Central Bank, “pointing out that” the current central bank exhausted the Iraqi economy details and documents and documents, “pointing out that” corruption files are still reserved and will open soon, “noting that” corruption today more but less money ” .
“All the problems of Iraq are personal, which did not produce a united position and a single resolution,” Araji said. “The national coalition was stronger under the leadership of Mr. Abdul Aziz al-Hakim.” 
The former leader of the Sadrist movement, “I wish the relationship would remain good with Mr. Moqtada al-Sadr, but some of the problems that entered with the current and Mr. Sadr, and my successor was not with his person but with the footnote, but we have reached a stage of many interventions and my interest not to continue this position” . 
“There were many demands from the footnote, some of them economic, social and personal when I was deputy prime minister, and I was rejecting it and I was honored with Muqtada al-Sadr, but it reflected on the street that I was a victim.”
Al-Araji explained that “the obedience of Gatt with great differences with large political blocs,” noting that “the strike Bahaa al-Araji means hitting Mr. Moqtada and used websites against the Sadrist movement and against me.” 
He pointed out that “the procedure of Mr. Moqtada al-Sadr my desire to raise the current and remained good relationship with him, but not fair so far,” noting that “the Sadrist leaders knew Sadr and not their names.” 
He explained that “all the masses of the parties change only the Sadrists and the growing public, but the proportion of adults does not exceed the year 10%,” noting that “the Sadrists are steadily increasing and is the resolution of seats are going.” 
“After his resignation from the previous government, no one has been isolated for more than a year,” al-Araji said.
“He disagreed with Maliki on the electoral number and was nominated in the elections on the list of national and became a change in names because of political pressure on the President of the coalition Iyad Allawi not to enter the elections and withdrew.” 
He stressed that “he did not support the break-in of the House of Representatives because it reduces the prestige of the state,” noting that “his position” positive from Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, but I have doubts about his cabinet cabinet. 
“The mother of” the Supreme Council to fight Safad a positive step but did not transfer his mission to citizens, About the salon and the prosecution must be part of the Council. ” 
On his political future, Araji said that” I found an opportunity to run in the next election I will go independent. “


Iraq strengthens its reserves of gold and revealed its quantity


Release date: 2019/2/19 10:47 
{International: Euphrates News} World Gold Council data revealed that Iraq Iraq has strengthened its reserve of gold.
The World Gold Council’s latest report showed that central banks around the world bought around 651.5 tonnes of gold in 2018, noting that Russia and Turkey had raised their reserves at the expense of the dollar. 
Countries such as Iraq, India, China and Kazakhstan were among the top gold buyers in 2018. According to data, Iraq increased its reserves last year by 6.45 tons, bringing its total gold holdings to 96.3 tons. 
He pointed out that the reserves of Iraq reached the end of the third quarter of 2018 about 96.3 tons, which allowed him to progress on Arab economies rich in precious metal reserves. 
The geopolitical and trade tensions coupled with Washington’s sanctions policy have shaken confidence in the US dollar in recent years, prompting a number of global central banks to increase their purchases of gold.

Iraq and the European Union sign an agreement to implement projects worth 41.5 million euros in Basra and Nineveh


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Economy News Baghdad:

The Ministry of Planning signed an agreement with the European Union (EU) to implement economic projects worth 41.5 million euros.

“Today we signed an agreement with the Ministry of Planning for an amount of 41.5 million euros to activate the work and implement a number of projects in the province of Basra and the rest of the other Iraqi cities,” said the European Union ambassador to Iraq, Ramón Belkwa, in a press conference with the Minister of Planning Nuri Sabah al-Dulaimi in Baghdad.

“The agreement is a continuation of the agreement signed last December by the European Union’s commitment to Iraq through the provision of employment opportunities and the implementation of economic and service projects. It also confirms the commitment of the Union to its commitments at the Kuwait conference,” he said. The economic interface of Iraq and therefore the development of something important for Iraq. “

For his part, said Minister of Planning Nuri al-Dulaimi that “Basra suffers from many challenges and need projects to promote them,” stressing that “the ministry will support this province and stand on its needs and go to them to complete these projects.”

“The European Commission and the Government of Iraq today signed a € 41.5 million financing agreement to support socio-economic development by creating jobs and generating income in war-affected areas of Iraq , ” the European Commission said in a statement. And the financial crisis. “

“Under this agreement, the EU will promote measures to support urban development in Mosul, Basra and rural areas of Ninewa governorate, allowing vulnerable young people, women and returnees to create income opportunities and provide services in response to their needs. This program will be developed within three Ingredients”.

“The first component will focus on urban areas and will seek to provide jobs or access to income through the reconstruction of buildings of historical cultural significance and economic revitalization of the old cities of Mosul and Basra. This project will be implemented by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Mosul neighborhoods “.

“The second component will focus on the rural areas of Nineveh under the auspices of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which will support the re-energization of rural economic activities to allow sustainable return and reintegration of returnees into their communities of origin by increasing income opportunities and improving service delivery.”

“The third component will support entrepreneurship for young people by providing technical and financial support and services, making it easier for young people to launch their entrepreneurial projects.”

“The agreement reinforces the 72.5 million euro development aid package launched last December, which shows the EU’s significant support for development efforts in Iraq,” she said.

“The European Union in this agreement signed today continues to fulfill its commitment to support the Iraqi government in the reconstruction and revitalization of the country’s economy,” said EU Ambassador to Iraq Ramon Blakeau.

America reveals the number of its troops in Iraq and declares readiness to be counted in one case

Editorial date: 2019/2/19 15:52

(Baghdad: Al Furat News) A US diplomat confirmed that the Iraqi forces are not ready to maintain security, stressing that Washington will withdraw its troops from Iraq if Baghdad requested it.

“The US forces in Iraq are at the invitation of the Iraqi government,” US Charge d’Affaires Joe Hood told reporters in Baghdad Tuesday. “These forces, the international coalition and NATO will leave Iraq if the Iraqi government asks.”

“The Iraqi security forces are not ready to maintain security until now with the help of foreign forces,” he said. “We are not saying that but senior commanders.”

He explained that “the rate of presence of troops is 5,200 troops per week,” pointing out that “this number is changing weekly rather than a fixed number, and they are with the Iraqi forces.”

Houd denied the existence of US bases in Iraq, stressing that there are American trainers and advisers in Iraq. is over,15700022,15700124,15700126,15700186,15700190,15700201,15700237,15700242,15700248&usg=ALkJrhjhnTXrc2XhqMT22_mCmhpeRjEtkQ

Customs warns importers of dangerous action

Editorial date:: 2019/2/19 15:49

(Baghdad: Al Furat News) The Customs Authority on Tuesday demanded all importers to expedite the clearance of their goods.

The customs said in a statement that “Iraqi and foreign companies and importers to complete the customs transactions of their imported goods through southern ports and land border crossings and air cargo terminals through international airports as soon as possible and the adoption of customs clearance companies officially licensed by the Director General to clear their goods exclusively.

“As of February 20, all containers of goods whose owners are late to be declared as smuggling will be considered according to the provisions of Article 192 / First of the Customs Law and will be regulated by fundamental records to be submitted to the competent investigating judge to act under the laws in force” .

The Commission expressed its hope of all importers to follow up earnestly to clear their goods from the customs estate without exceeding the legal time limit and to miss the opportunity of the weak souls who are trying to obstruct the implementation of government decisions aimed at regulating trade and combating the phenomenon of corruption at the border crossing points. In granting approvals and simplifying procedures for the import or export of goods to ensure smooth trade exchange with neighboring countries and the world. ”

The customs departments shall operate in the customs and customs boundaries and may exercise their powers throughout the territory, the territorial sea and inland waters, including lakes, rivers, marshes and marshes in accordance with the provisions of this law.,15700022,15700124,15700126,15700186,15700190,15700201,15700237,15700242,15700248&usg=ALkJrhhnlFMK9rI21LPwGLb1eHheeS7eKQ

Iraq strengthens its reserves of gold to 96 tons


Economy News _ Baghdad

World Gold Council data revealed that Iraq’s reserves of gold amounted to about 96.3 tons at the end of the third quarter of 2018. This allowed him to progress on Arab economies rich in precious metal reserves.
The geopolitical and trade tensions along with Washington’s sanctions policy have shaken confidence in the US dollar in recent years, prompting a number of global central banks to increase their purchases of gold.
The World Gold Council’s latest report showed that central banks around the world bought around 651.5 tonnes of gold in 2018, noting that Russia and Turkey had raised their reserves at the expense of the dollar.
Countries such as Iraq, India, China and Kazakhstan were among the top gold buyers in 2018. According to data, Iraq increased its reserves last year by 6.45 tons, bringing its total gold holdings to 96.3 tons.
Iraq ranked 37th in the world and the fourth in the Arab countries in terms of gold reserves, and thus the rich Gulf economies such as Kuwait (79 tons), Qatar (31.3 tons) and the UAE (7.5 tons).
The reserves of gold are part of the total reserves owned by a country, for Iraq reserves constitute 6.7% of the total reserves, which amounted to the end of September, 58.451 billion dollars, according to the report of the Council.

US Embassy in Baghdad: We will not use Iraqi airspace to strike Iran

03:20 – 19/02/2019


Reuters) – US forces will not use Iraqi airspace or territory to attack anywhere or any country, the US embassy in Baghdad said Tuesday, adding that US President Donald Trump does not want to hit Iran.

“The US forces will not use the airspace or the Iraqi territory to attack any place or any country,” said US Charge d’Affaires Joe Hood in an interview with a number of media including Mawazin News. “Trump does not propose any changes or amendments to the strategic agreement between Iraq And America. ”

“Trump’s earlier statements were that he did not want US troops to fight in wars that we needed and did not want war with Iran at all,” he said.

The increase in the import tax of cars in Iraq

Editorial date: 2019/2/19 14:12

(Baghdad: Al Furat News) The import taxes of cars increased after the unification of customs tariffs in Iraq by 15%.

“Following the unification of the customs tariff, there has been a 30 percent change in the collection of taxes on goods and goods,” said Syroan Hussein, head of media and relations at the Haj Omran international crossing between Iraq and Turkey.

“There are no significant changes in tax collection, but the changes included some goods,” Hussein said.

According to the information received from the customs of Haj Omran crossing, the collection of taxes on high-priced cars such as Land Cruiser and Mercedes increased by 15%.

For his part, said Majid Jalal, a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Erbil in a press statement, “Unification of customs tariffs in Iraq and the Kurdistan region will not have a direct impact on the movement of the market and the level of import and export in the region.”

“Even if there is an impact in the future, it will not be significant, leading to a rise or fall in the price of goods and commodities, and this will be clarified in the future.,15700022,15700124,15700126,15700186,15700190,15700201,15700237,15700242,15700248&usg=ALkJrhjvQYETtyh4dFsrPOpY1UzrMW1Brg