Close to the Prime Minister: Maliki incites against the decision of Abdul-Mahdi to merge the “popular mobilization” with the military

Kalkamsh Press / Baghdad

The head of the coalition of the rule of law Nuri al-Maliki on the line of decisions of Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, which relates to the “popular mobilization,” warning of attempts to integrate with the military.

Al-Maliki’s statements come in conjunction with the pursuit of Abdul-Mahdi’s decision taken two months ago, to restructure the “crowd” and annexation to the military, which was rejected by some of its factions, while others requested a time limit for implementation.

Al-Maliki said in statements published by his media office, “We warn of moves to dissolve the Popular Mobilization or merge with the Iraqi army or the police,” calling for “the need to organize the Popular Mobilization and check its conditions, and control to prevent it from actions embarrassing the state and citizens.”

He stressed the importance of keeping the Hashd independent and directly linked to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, pointing out that some parties call for the dissolution of the Hashd, believing that its solution will rid the country of external pressures that do not want the Hashd to be a protector of Iraq’s sovereignty and unity, and to face the challenges facing it.

For his part, an official close to the office of Abdul-Mahdi, told the “new Arab”, “Maliki’s statement is an explicit incitement against the decision of the Prime Minister, which provided for the restructuring of the crowd and annexed to the military,” noting that “the statement was not expected, and that The prime minister did not comment on him. ”

He pointed out that “the Prime Minister will have a response later to this statement,” stressing that “Abdul Mahdi’s decision will be implemented in accordance with the agreement between his leaders and the Prime Minister, and that Maliki’s statements do not affect that.”

Maliki’s position is the first explicit position of the Prime Minister’s decision, observers have warned of its seriousness and Maliki’s attempt to aggravate the situation between the militia “crowd” and the government.

The political expert, Ghanim Abdullah al-Lahibi, said that “Maliki seeks to ride the wave and disagreement between the leaders of the crowd on the one hand, and between the crowd and Abdul Mahdi on the other,” noting the “new Arab”, that “Maliki wants to be the defender of the crowd, Abdul Mahdi’s decision to create a state of rebellion against the decision, and to be the leader of the insurgency.

He pointed out that “the general situation is not reassuring after the intervention of al-Maliki, especially as the crowd led by Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes announced the day before yesterday the establishment of an air defense institution affiliated with it, and interpreted this as a departure from the authority of the government and exceeded the powers.”

All this is taking place at a time of intense political debate, after the Hashd camps were bombed, which Washington and Israel accused of carrying out, while the government sought to calm the situation.

The Hashd militias, backed by Iran, have a significant force, while Abdul Mahdi tries to include them in his power within the military establishment.,15700021,15700043,15700186,15700191,15700253,15700256,15700259&usg=ALkJrhhvKj0a54PxssD2Bcq3Tch0AZrcgw


Political News »Abdul Mahdi receives ambassadors of Britain, France and Germany

Release Date:: 9/9/2019 20:37

BAGHDAD: The Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, on Saturday, ambassadors of Britain, France and Germany accredited in Baghdad.

During the meeting and the withdrawal of the statement of Abdul-Mahdi’s media office that the latter “discussed the strengthening of relations between Iraq and the European Union in the economic areas and expand investments and increase the contribution of European companies in the areas of investment, reconstruction and employment, in addition to continuing to support the capabilities of Iraqi forces and cooperation against terrorism, in addition to Consultation on the latest situation in the region.

He added that the meeting “discussed cooperation and coordination on various issues of common concern, foremost of which is the nuclear file crisis and the identical position between the two sides towards reducing escalation and reaching peaceful solutions to avoid the region and the world more risks.” is over,15700021,15700043,15700186,15700191,15700253,15700256,15700259&usg=ALkJrhhzkDOE1BvgS1uMiHYJgwWdOkgmwg

Read Revealing a study to delete zeros from the Iraqi currency .. The reason?



Saturday 7 September 2019 03:54 PM

BAGHDAD / .. The parliamentary Finance Committee, a study to delete zeros from the national currency, but they ruled out the application at the moment for several reasons.

“The proposal to delete the zeros has been submitted from the House of Representatives to the Parliamentary Finance Committee in order to study the change of the national currency and all categories and the printing of new coins, but the preliminary study showed that the costs needed by the project is great,” the committee’s rapporteur Ahmed al-Saffar told reporters.

He added that “the budget deficit for this year and Iraq’s debt is one of the most important reasons that will lead to delay the deletion of zeros (three zeros),” noting that “the Finance Committee has assigned specialized bodies of monetary policy to study the project carefully to submit to the Finance Committee to be the main lines of this project, which Its beginnings go back years. “

Al-Saffar pointed out that “deleting the zeros is a project with psychological effects rather than being actual, as the citizen will feel that his money is compatible with the requirements of his life and the movement of supply and demand and equal to hard currency.”

Samir al-Nusairi: Rational management of the central bank and the sound application of monetary policy achieved economic resilience

Samir al-Nasiri

The Iraqi Council of Representatives and the political and economic circles are preparing to evaluate the implementation of the government of Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi from its government platform. In the midst of the ongoing discussions now requires the above to not separate between what has been achieved during the past years and what has been achieved during the year in which the government assumed the responsibility and bright points achieved by some of our economic and financial institutions during the economic and security shocks suffered by Iraq, which the Central Bank of Iraq had a leading and fundamental role In supporting the national economy and achieving economic resilience. In order not to overwhelm the rights of those who took direct responsibility to face those circumstances, difficulties and challenges.

The support provided by the Central Bank to the national economy during the economic and security shocks suffered by Iraq due to the economic and financial crisis and the war on terrorism is a bright spot and an honorable success experience in a country under harsh conditions and at a historic stage that is the most difficult in facing the economic and security challenges that no country has experienced. In the world, such as what Iraq went through as the management of the Central Bank of Iraq and his team and cadres proved that they had a prominent role in promoting economic resilience and moving steadily towards economic stability.

– What are the steps taken by the Central Bank in drawing up its strategy?

Through the wise efforts and prudent measures in the application of monetary policy and development policies of the Central Bank in the difficult economic phase of Iraq were able to draw a strategy for the years (2016-2020) and a clear road map Human capital through important achievements made during the years (2015-2019) and still ongoing most notably: Maintain inflation by not more than 2% and a level of adequacy of foreign reserves within acceptable rates according to the latest criteria Jmiei ( ( IMF )The International Monetary Fund (IMF) increased by more than 160%, which is considered a sufficiently high percentage internationally as the foreign exchange reserves of Iraq amounted to 72 billion dollars until 30/6/2019, and maintain the stability of the exchange rate and stimulate the banking sector regulatory, supervision and control and the establishment of new units within the organizational structures of banks Such as compliance, combating money laundering, financing of terrorism, managing credit and operational risks, issuing money laundering law 39 for the year 2015, developing payment systems, implementing all retail and mobile payments, establishing a national exchange and working on applying international standards in reports. In line with the principle of transparency and disclosure in addition to the Bank’s daily efforts to stimulate financial inclusion operations and focus on the initiative to localize the salaries of employees for the purpose of raising the financial inclusion rate of the population who do not have accounts in the banking system, which actually increased from 11% to 22%.

According to the World Bank Bulletin. The Central Bank also announced recently to begin the completion of its investment banking projects for the years (2019-2023).

– What about the measures taken by the Central Bank for the purpose of restoring public confidence in the banking and financial sector in Iraq.

For the purpose of restoring confidence in the banking sector, the Bank re-evaluated and classified banks in accordance with international standards and standards in evaluating business results and measuring the efficiency of performance. The bank is taking its initiative to finance small and medium projects and is currently taking measures to implement the Council of Ministers Resolution 245 for the year 2019, the second axis of it paragraph (1) concerning facilitating investment and reconstruction operations and presenting a new initiative. Satisfied with investment projects in addition to his supervision and leadership of community initiatives funded by banks such as the Baghdad project and support the Iraqi Drama Fund and the launch of Islamic finance pooled national funding for large projects and the establishment of a fund enable and take regulatory and structural measures and the establishment of a depository center in the Iraqi market for securities The establishment of a national center for credit information. And the Iraqi Payment Council.

– What are the central tendencies to develop its relationship with Arab and foreign financial institutions that have been cooled by the financial crisis experienced by Iraq?

At the level of international banking relations, the Central Bank was able, with the exceptional efforts of the Governor and his team, to restore relations with Arab and foreign central banks and to deliver the achievements achieved during the past years to the ruling international financial institutions such as the Financial Action Organization, which contributed to the transition of Iraq’s classification from gray to normal follow-up and finally out From the monitoring and follow-up area to enable him to meet the requirements of international standards in compliance with regulations and rules of compliance and combating money laundering and terrorist financing J, presented by the achievements and organizational and structural developments, technical and compliance with international standards in financial reporting and enhance confidence in the Iraqi economy and Iraq’s ability to adhere to international credit benefits and praises of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the Financial Action Group have had a clear impact in promoting economic resilience and financial victory

All the successes above make the Central Bank of Iraq and its team deserve the right word neutral service to our national economy and our Iraqi banking sector.

Barzani renews the commitment of the Government of Kurdistan and seriousness to reach a comprehensive agreement with Baghdad


2019-09-07 | 09:04


The head of the Kurdistan Regional Government Masrour Barzani, on Saturday, the commitment of the Kurdistan Regional Government and seriousness to reach a comprehensive agreement with Baghdad on key issues.

Barzani’s office said in a statement received, Alsumaria News, a copy of it, that “Barzani met this morning in the resort of Salah al-Din deputies of the Kurdistan Democratic Party.”

The office added, “The meeting was very important, where he renewed the commitment of his government and seriousness to reach a comprehensive agreement with Baghdad on the basic files to ensure the rights and obligations of the parties in accordance with the Constitution.”,15700021,15700043,15700186,15700191,15700253,15700256,15700259&usg=ALkJrhi7U-dljC7qngzM9NcE8VaeSXPi_Q

Abdul Mahdi is visiting China and these are the most prominent files

Political | 10:50 – 07/09/2019


Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi plans to visit China at the end of this month to discuss the results of the memorandums of understanding and agreements between Baghdad and Beijing.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that “the Department of Asia and Australia in the ministry, organized a consultative meeting for a number of representatives of Iraqi ministries and institutions.”

She pointed out that “the discussion was reached on the memorandums of understanding and agreements that are expected to be signed during the visit of Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, the People’s Republic of China at the end of this month.”

A large Chinese delegation arrived in Baghdad in April this year, representing the ruling Chinese Communist Party, to discuss about Chinese investments for the reconstruction of liberated areas. The delegation met with First Deputy Speaker Hassan al-Kaabi and discussed with him the coordination of Iraqi-Chinese cooperation in the fields of reconstruction, security and economy.

Deputy contradicts Sadr: His tweets do not mean his abandonment of the government

Saturday 7 September 2019 11:43 AM

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Sairoun MP Burhan al-Mamouri confirmed on Saturday that the tweets of Sadr leader Muqtada al-Sadr do not mean abandoning the government or withdrawing confidence from them, pointing out that Sadr wants to give the government the power to act to protect the country and the prestige of the state and its institutions .

Al-Mamouri said in a statement reported by the newspaper “Asharq Al-Awsat” that “Sadr’s tweets are clear to everyone, considering that what is happening is not abandoning the government or withdraw confidence from them.”

He added, “There are a lot of tweets have been and continue to evaluate the government, including the last tweet, but everything that happens in favor of the government because Sadr wants to give the government the power to act to protect the country and the prestige of the state and its institutions.”

He added that “the government and when the vote on the ministerial curriculum is a government of services, but so far did not happen in a way that satisfies the citizen and rise to the level of ambition according to the ministerial curriculum approved, while we find that there are many failures in the implementation of the government program.”

“In the next legislative term there will be a hosting of the prime minister and some ministers to explain to us what the real percentage has been implemented within the government program.”

He said that “what Sadr expressed even in the context of the warning is a support for the prime minister because in the end he wants a strong government.”

The leader of the Sadr movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, threatened the government not to support, clearly, on Thursday, in a tweet on his official account on the site “Twitter”, that he would declare innocence, saying: “This is a declaration of the end of the Iraqi government .. This is a shift “From a state controlled by law to: a riot state. If the government does not crack down, I declare my innocence.”,15700021,15700043,15700186,15700191,15700253,15700256,15700259&usg=ALkJrhgPazs_ldKD7WhuLCbKO0E4WoaoAw