Cabinet issues several economic decisions

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The Cabinet held its regular session Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, where the Council voted to address the pollution of the Tigris River.

The Council also decided that the Ministry of Housing and Construction commissioned Ashur General Contracting Company to design and construct the third bridge in Mosul governorate.

 The recommendation of the Ministerial Council for Energy on the tender numbered (HFY-CON / F & C 0940-0964) approved the gas treatment plant associated with the oil field of Halafaya / Missan Oil Company.

The Council of Ministers voted to amend paragraph (1) of Cabinet Decision No. (34) for the year 2019 concerning the minutes of the third meeting of the government program review team and to determine the priorities of the government projects and their cost estimates in the budget estimates for the years 2019-2022.

The Council approved the summary of the results of the meetings of the Iraqi / Jordanian technical teams.

The Cabinet also decided to ban the importation of industrial products (refreshments and juices) to support local products.

The council agreed to sign the two agreements with China Export and Credit Agency.

The meeting witnessed the approval of re-presentation of the proposed law to amend the law of provincial elections No. (12) for the year 2018 again to the Council of Ministers.



Talabani to US delegation: Fighting terrorism needs to change the policy of the regions

Editorial Date: 2019/4/23 18:26

(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) Kubad Talabani, Vice President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, discussed with a high-ranking US official the political situation and the post-defeat phase calling for the terrorist in the region.

According to the statement, Talabani received a high-level US delegation headed by William Robock, deputy envoy to the International Coalition Against Da’ash, on Tuesday, accompanied by Consul General in Arbil, Steven Vijn.

Talabani pointed out that there are fears of the emergence of terrorism in the region, pointing out that the fight against terrorism needs to change the policy and management of areas that fear the emergence of a terrorist supporter, in line with the will and direction of the people of those areas.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed the reconstruction of the areas affected by the terrorist advocate. The two sides agreed on the need to deal with this issue with caution and to be well managed in order to achieve their objectives in restoring security and stability to those areas.

For his part, the visiting delegation highlighted the situation in Syria, which is aimed at stability, despite the sensitive situation in it, pointing out that this is a good indication of the security situation in Iraq and the Kurdistan region, which has borders with Syria.

The formation of a committee to release the dues of the companies executing the suspended projects in Baghdad

Editorial date: 2019/4/23 17:31

(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) The governor of Baghdad, Falah al-Jazairi, on Tuesday, a competent administrative committee to expedite the release of dues of owners of companies executing projects stalled.

A clear statement of the province of Baghdad, received the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of it, “The Algerian discussed during his meeting a broad meeting in the presence of technical deputy and department managers in the province and a number of representatives of owners of companies, discussed during the meeting the most prominent obstacles and problems facing the work of owners of companies and contractors working, Projects of the educational sector topped by a file delayed the launch of advances. ”

He pointed out that “the meeting came out with several recommendations, most notably the start of completion of projects in accordance with technical specifications and legal procedures followed, in addition to not delay the launch of any advance from the administrative aspects, noting that” the responsibility of Baghdad province to start implementation of projects after the approval of the provincial council and the Ministry of Planning.

The governor pledged to “address the ministries of finance and planning to expedite the payment of dues of owners of companies,” noting that “to hold meetings next week with the owners of companies on the release of their financial dues.”

GCC delegation arrives in Baghdad

Editorial date: 2019/4/23 17:06

(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) A delegation from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday for an official visit.

A source familiar with the {Euphrates News} that “a delegation from the Gulf Cooperation Council under the chairmanship of the Secretary-General of the Council Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al-Zayani arrived this afternoon to Baghdad.”

Iraq held a joint meeting between the General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the Republic of Iraq at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Riyadh on 10 April.

He headed the delegation of the General Secretariat of the Cooperation Council under the chairmanship of the Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Negotiations Abdulaziz Hamad Al Owaishek, while the Iraqi delegation headed the oldest agent of the Iraqi Foreign Ministry, Nizar Al-Khairallah, with the participation of a number of representatives and specialists in both parties.

Barzani’s security is concerned about the increase in activity in four Iraqi provinces

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The New York Times / via the adviser of the Security Council of the Kurdistan Region pleased Barzani on Tuesday expressed concern about the increasing activity of the organization of Daed in four Iraqi provinces.

This came during his meeting with US envoy to the International Coalition in Iraq and Syria, William Robock, as Barzani expressed his concern about the increase in activity in many provinces, including Anbar, Mosul, Diyala and Kirkuk.

He stressed the need for Iraq and its international partners to address basic political, economic and security challenges in parallel with the military campaign.

Barzani welcomed Ambassador Robok’s calls for closer security coordination between the Peshmerga and the Iraqi security forces in the disputed areas.


Parliament announces its support to all Iraqi inventors, innovators and innovators

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The House of Representatives announced on Tuesday its support for all inventors, innovators and innovators across the country.

The Information Office of the Vice-President of the First Council Hassan al-Kaabi, in a statement received / Mawazine News / a copy, “Al-Kaabi received today, in his office Commissioner Ali Zamel Hussein and Almnssob to the leadership of border guards, and who received many golden decorations during the local and international events as One of the most distinguished inventors in the country. ”

Al-Kaabi called on Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi to “provide all kinds of support and motivation for the country’s inventors, innovators and talents in the military, scientific, technical, industrial and other fields.” He stressed that “ministries and institutions of industry are keen to embrace these capabilities and national capabilities Their creative skills and employ them in the best way. ”

The deputy speaker thanked the Interior Ministry and the Border Guard Commander, Hamed Abdullah Ibrahim, for the full support and encouragement of Zamel and for facilitating the selection of the authorized delegate to represent Iraq in international forums. 

Al-Kaabi said that “the existence of creative national talents such as Commissioner Zamil and embrace them through their institutions, is a pride for us as people and legislative and executive powers,” expressing “the support of the House of Representatives all the possibilities available to all inventors, innovators and innovators across the country, .anthy 29 / a 43

Mr. Ammar al-Hakim to an American diplomat: Starving peoples is a futile policy and can not solve differences

Editorial Date: 2019/4/23 12:11

The head of the Coalition for Reform and Reconstruction, Mr. Ammar al-Hakim, discussed with the Chargé d’Affaires of the US Embassy in Baghdad, the developments of political affairs in Iraq and the region, and the bilateral relations between Iraq and the United States of America and means of enhancing them to serve common interests.

A statement of his office received the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of it, Mr. Ammar al-Hakim stressed during the meeting “on the departure of Iraq from international axes and his national interest and the interests of the people of his people is the compass in his relations with everyone.”

Mr. Ammar al-Hakim stressed that “the policy of economic sanctions and starvation of peoples is a useless policy and can not be adopted in resolving differences,” noting that “dialogue is the best way to resolve them

Oil at its highest peak during 2019

Editorial Date: 2019/4/23 11:35

Oil prices hit a record high of 2019 on Tuesday after Washington announced it would end all exemptions granted in Iranian sanctions by the end of May to press importers to stop buying from Tehran.

Despite the Washington move, analysts said global oil markets would be able to cope with Iran’s hurdles given the availability of sufficient spare capacity from other suppliers.

At 0628 GMT, Brent crude futures were at $ 74.58 a barrel, up 0.7 percent from their latest closing, their highest level since November 2018.

US crude futures were the strongest since October 2018 at $ 65.10 per barrel , Up 0.8 percent from the previous settlement.

On Monday, the United States demanded Iranian oil buyers stop imports by May 1 or face sanctions, ending six-month exemptions that allowed the top eight buyers from Iran, most of them in Asia, to continue to import limited quantities.

Before sanctions were reinstated last year, Iran was the fourth largest producer of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) at about 3 million bpd, but April’s exports shrank to less than 1 million bpd, according to Rev.Net data.

Halabousi and Barzani emphasize the importance of dialogue between Baghdad and Erbil and discuss the status of Nineveh

Editorial Date: 2019/4/23 10:59

The head of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Nigirvan Barzani, and Speaker of the House of Representatives Mohamed Halboussi on Tuesday stressed the importance of cooperation to reconstruct the areas affected by the war and urged the return of displaced people to their areas, stressing “the continuation of negotiations to resolve outstanding problems Between Arbil and Baghdad through dialogue. ”

The Kurdistan Regional Government said in a statement that Barzani and Halbusi “discussed the political situation in Iraq in general and the latest developments in the province of Nineveh in particular.”

The statement added that the two sides “stressed the importance of cooperation and coordination between the concerned authorities and institutions in the country to reconstruct the war-affected areas to a hasty.”

He pointed out that the meeting which was held on Tuesday morning in Erbil in the presence of the Speaker of the Parliament of Kurdistan, Vala Farid, and a number of other officials, highlighted the “situation of displaced Iraqis in the camps in the Kurdistan region and emphasize the importance of providing assistance by the Iraqi government and the international community to return the displaced to Their areas and reconstruction of the affected areas “.

The statement pointed out that ”

It is noteworthy that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mohammed Halbusi, arrived in Erbil at the head of a high-level delegation, on Monday evening, and held a meeting with the President of the Kurdistan Democratic Party Massoud Barzani.

Abdul Mahdi will visit Berlin, Paris and then Washington next week to discuss Iran’s sanctions



The strategic expert, Al-Hashemi, Tuesday, expressed the intention of Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi to visit Germany, France and America next week, indicating that Abdul-Mahdi will discuss in Washington to exclude Iraq from the import of Iranian gas in the coming period.

“Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi plans to visit Germany, France and the United States next week to discuss the development of relations and the war on terror,” al-Hashemi told the news agency.

“The prime minister will discuss with the US administration the extension of Iraq’s exemption from sanctions against Iran for several months to import gas for the operation of power plants in Iraq,” he said.

“The region is in a new crisis with increasing US sanctions against Iran and Tehran and Iraq are taking more serious positions to resolve crises without harming their interests,” he said.,15700022,15700124,15700126,15700186,15700190,15700201,15700237,15700242,15700248&usg=ALkJrhhSMkP1vtuOZE1ZEYTUZs21Vdg84A