Iraqi figures on the US sanctions list on charges of corruption and repression

BAGHDAD – The United States plans to take punitive measures against Iraqi figures over their involvement in the use of lethal force to quell mass popular protests that began in early October and continue for the 50th consecutive day, informed sources in Baghdad said.

The sources told “Arabs” that Washington is also considering punishing Iraqi figures from the first political line, on charges of corruption and violation of human rights.

According to the sources, there are two lists that may be issued by the US Treasury soon, including the names of five Iraqi figures, which will be covered by financial sanctions in accordance with the laws in force in the United States.

The sources pointed out that the new US sanctions, will be extended to three prominent Iraqi figures, closely linked to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and the Popular Mobilization militias, pointing out that “Abu Jihad al-Hashemi, Director of the Office of Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, put his name at the top of the list of punished figures.”

Fog has surrounded the fate of al-Hashemi since the beginning of this month, after the leaked office of Abdul-Mahdi news of his resignation, and the appointment of Qais al-Amiri, close to Faleh al-Fayyad, head of the Popular Mobilization Authority, in his position.

Hashemi is described as the de facto prime minister in Iraq since the formation of Abdul Mahdi’s government, which confirms the sources accompanying that he chose the most prominent pillars, while other sources say that “Abu Jihad is the financial coordinator of the activities of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in Iraq, which includes billions of dollars in the areas of housing, entertainment, tourism and materials Food. ”

The sources confirm that the decision to resign al-Hashemi was a formality, to suggest to the public that it is far from the office of Abdul-Mahdi when the list of sanctions to come out in public.

The second figure, who sources say will be on the sanctions list, is Hossein Faleh, known as Abu Zainab al-Lami, the head of the PMU’s private security service, known as the personal companion inside Iraq of senior Revolutionary Guards general Qasem Soleimani.

The third person under US sanctions is Ahmed al-Asadi, a member of the Fatah bloc and leader of the Jund al-Imam Brigades.

Personalities targeted
Abu Jihad al – Hashemi , Director of the Head of Government Office
Hussein Faleh Security Service chief in the popular crowd ,
Ahmed al – Asadi Soldiers Brigades leader Imam
Nuri al – Maliki , the leader of a coalition of state law ,
Hadi al – Ameri , leader of the Alliance of Conquest
Sources confirm that these figures are directly involved in the coordination of sniper and killed and injured and the arrest and abduction Thousands of demonstrators, activists and journalists across the country have been experiencing protests since the beginning of last month.

The sources point to the existence of US financial sanctions against another list, including the names of high caliber in Iraq, such as the leader of the coalition of law Nuri al-Maliki and the leader of the conquest coalition Hadi al-Amiri.

The sanctions against al-Maliki and al-Amiri related to corruption and human rights violations, while the sources confirm that the United States is considering putting the name of the head of the Popular Mobilization Commission, Faleh al-Fayyad, on the same list, which includes the leaders of the rule of law and Fatah on similar charges.

Such sanctions would impose complex financial constraints on the movement of funds for persons listed in the Regulations.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday the administration would not stand idly by “while we see corrupt officials making the Iraqi people suffer.”

He stressed that the United States will impose sanctions on corrupt figures who steal the wealth of the Iraqi people.

He added that the protests in Iraq do not distinguish between communities and ethnic groups, but wants to get rid of Iranian interference, pointing out that the United States remains the largest donor of humanitarian aid in Iraq.

But an Iraqi observer played down the seriousness of the leaks and predicted that government sources with limited influence had leaked them, with the aim of spreading terror among Iranian figures, whose presence was heavy on the political system.

The observer told Al-Arab, “It can be said that the protests have strengthened one wing of the last wing of the regime in Iraq, so that the wing dare to declare its desire to exclude the faces that have become subordinate to Iran is a burden on Iran itself. All this means that there is an intent to conduct liquidations within the regime, supervised by Iran in order to delude the protesters that there is a real response to their demands.

“Even if the leaks are real, they may be part of a plan to soak up popular anger and divert it from demanding the fall of the entire sectarian system and turn the page of corruption into attention to the fragments of the already existing conflict between the pre-existing wings of the regime under Iranian auspices.”

He ruled that this would affect the protesters and reduce the ceiling of their demands because it is a prosthetic solution, like the ministerial changes, which they refused to consider a solution, stressing that the violence against the demonstrators was not an individual behavior as it was a systematic policy linked to an Iranian defense plan, details of which were illustrated by the recent repression Inside Iranian cities.

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شخصيات عراقية على لائحة عقوبات واشنطن بتهمتي الفساد والقمع


KRG Delegation to Visit Baghdad


 BasNews  22/11/2019 – 00:41  Published in Kurdistan

KRG Delegation to Visit Baghdad

ERBIL – A Kurdish lawmaker in the Iraqi Parliament revealed on Thursday that a delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will visit Baghdad in the near future.

MP Sherwan Mirza told BasNews that the delegates will head to Baghdad next week for talks on the issues of oil & gas, the budget bill for the year 2020, and Kurdistan Region’s share from it.

He further pointed out that the visit had been postponed for several times due to the recent evolving situation in Iraq.

Erbil and Baghdad have been successful in improving their ties based on peaceful dialogue between the sides. They also have intensified their efforts to resolve the remaining disputes.

A high-level delegation from the region visits Baghdad

Date: 2019/11/21 20:11

A high-level delegation from the Kurdistan region will visit Baghdad and meet with Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi for the purpose of discussing the region’s share of the 2020 budget.

The representative of the regional government in Baghdad, Fares Issa, said that “a high-level delegation from Kurdistan will visit Baghdad next week and meet with Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and the ministers of finance and planning in the federal government,” adding that “the Kurdish delegation will discuss the region’s share of the 2020 budget.”

The Kurdish delegation, according to the representative of the provincial government in Baghdad, each of the Minister of the region, Khalid Shwani, Finance Minister Awat Sheikh Janab, and the President of the Office of the Presidency of the region Omid Sabah.

Issa expected that the meeting next week will be the last between the parties because they have made important strides in the discussions on the 2020 budget and the region’s share of the budget.

The conditions of Erbil determine the dates and conditions for obtaining the national card


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2019/11/21 09:39:09

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The Directorate General of Citizenship and Civil Status in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan region, on Thursday, called on citizens who have reviewed the Directorate for the purpose of obtaining the national card of those who have deaf until November 11 this year to review the Directorate to receive their national cards.

A statement issued by the Directorate received Shafaq News, reviewers to bring with them the following documents (Iraqi nationality certificate, identity card, civil receipt, receipt of the national card), adding that the auditors can come to the Directorate from Sunday to Thursday for the purpose of receiving their national cards.

The document .. Approved to simplify the lending procedures for the initiative of the Central Bank

Release date:: 2019-11-21 17:13

BAGHDAD: The Prime Minister’s Office, on Thursday, the approval of the President of the Council on the recommendations of the Board of Advisors on the simplification of lending procedures for the initiative of the Central Bank.

According to the document issued by the Office, got (Euphrates News) a copy of which “attributed to your banks and under the supervision of the Central Bank of Iraq to lend investors and businessmen to new small and medium enterprises and the re-operation and rehabilitation of projects and factories that require the opening of external and internal credits and the adoption of the following principles in loans: –

Interior Ministry publishes demonstrations in Iraq and the size of casualties


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2019/11/21 06:27:50

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The Ministry of the Interior, on Thursday, issued a statement on the demonstrations and the most important incidents and events since Wednesday and until this afternoon.

The ministry said in a statement through points:

1 – Our security forces secured (5) demonstrations in the capital Baghdad and one gathering, during which two associates and 8 civilians were injured with different injuries were taken to hospital for treatment, as a group attacked a member of the Federal Police during his presence In Tahrir Square during his vacation, and during an attempt to take him to the hospital by a civil defense ambulance group attacked this wheel and took it with the affiliate, where he found the wheel and inside the affiliate, who was subjected to stabs several bales injured, and is now very critical.

2. Our security forces also provided demonstrations in the governorates of Diwaniya, Diyala, Babylon, Dhi Qar, Najaf, Karbala, Muthanna, Wasit and Basra.

3- One of the members of the Iraqi army and 7 policemen were injured after throwing stones and Molotov cocktails by a group inside the demonstrators in the Education Square in the holy governorate of Karbala and the wisdom of the security services and directives issued to them. The situation was contained. .

4 – House affiliated in the fight against the dissolution of the people to throw a grenade in the province of Babylon, which led to damage in the outer door of the house without injuries,

5 – After security forces secured the sit-in at the gate of Karbala International Airport (under construction) The sit-in and the lifting of Sardgain were there without incident.

6- A decomposing body was found in the house of one of the deputies that was burned on October 26, 2019 in Hilla city center during the demonstrations and after the owners of the house cleaned it from the effects of burning. Above.

7- The security services arrested one of the defendants in the killing of a police commissioner in the holy province of Karbala.

8. Army aircraft carried out air strikes in the desert area south of Al-Sakkar area in Al-Anbar province.

9. Security forces arrested one of the defendants after he forged a death certificate for his son, who was killed during an Iraqi air strike on the Tigris arm to target ISIS terrorist gangs during the liberation days. He changed the cause of death to indiscriminate shelling. Accompanied by the false certificate he organized to keep away from him.

Abadi: I call on Iran to reconsider its policies in Iraq and not to interfere in its affairs

Baghdad / … Former Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, acknowledged the presence of Iranian influence in the Iraqi political process, calling on Tehran not to interfere in Iraqi affairs.

“I call on Iran to reconsider its policies in Iraq and not to interfere in its affairs. Tehran must hold accountable the Iranian parties that interfere in the formation of the Iraqi government,” Abadi said in an interview with Al Arabiya television on Wednesday evening.

He also considered that the Iranian newspaper “New York Times” Iranian documents on Iraq, reveal the extent of Iranian interference in the country. The report published by the US newspaper had revealed secret meetings between senior officers of the Iranian intelligence and Abadi while he was prime minister .

On the Iraqi government and the demonstrations and protests taking place in the country against the political class since the first of last October, Abadi said, “We stood against the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi because of the killing of Iraqi demonstrators.”

He stressed that his parliamentary team insists on interrogating the Iraqi government and calling for early elections.

Abadi called for the release of the abductees and the preservation of public freedoms.

It should be noted that the demonstrations that began in the provinces of Basra in the summer of 2018 during the occupation of Abadi to head the government, witnessed dozens killed and hundreds injured and thousands of demonstrators arrested.

Asked about his quest to return to power, he said: “I am not seeking to succeed Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi to rule.” Finished 2

Urgent Security sources: 40 demonstrators killed and wounded in Baghdad

Date: 2019/11/21 11:38

(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) According to security sources, the death and injury of 40 demonstrators in Baghdad yesterday.

“Three demonstrators were killed in clashes with security forces yesterday in Baghdad after they were dispersed and targeted with tear gas,” the Associated Press quoted Iraqi officials as saying.

“Some 37 demonstrators were injured,” the officials said

For the twenty-seventh day .. Demonstrators Tahrir Square demanding the dismissal of the government and uncover the killers

Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:18 AM

BAGHDAD / Demonstrators continued to flock to Tahrir Square in central Baghdad on Thursday, as the sit-in in the square continues for the 27th day in a row to demand the dismissal of the government, the identity of the killers of the demonstrators, their trial and early parliamentary elections under international supervision after amending the election law and replacing the election commission.

A source told “Eye of Iraq News,” that Tahrir Square witnessed, on Thursday morning, a large turnout in the number of demonstrators, pointing out that “the normal conditions in Tahrir Square as well as in the building of the Turkish restaurant, which is called the demonstrators” Mount Ohd “where still Under the control of the protesters. ”

“The security situation in Al-Ahrar bridge is the concentration of demonstrators at the first line with the tear gas stop,” the source said.
He added that “the security situation in the bridge and garage Alsink is the concentration of demonstrators on the bridge and garage, and there is no friction.”
Since Friday, October 25, Baghdad and nine other provinces have witnessed large-scale protests demanding the dismissal of the government and bringing the killers of the demonstrators to justice and work for early elections under international supervision. The demonstrators were subjected to it.

The religious authority in Iraq considered that this uprising is the first of the fraudulent ballot boxes in expressing the will of the people and choosing their representative. She said that if we believe that the authority came through the ballot boxes, this uprising robs the legitimacy of it because the people are the source of the authorities and that their will is conditional at the beginning and for the duration At any time the legitimacy of the ruler fell. Finished 2

Launch of supplementary advances to Rafidain Bank via MasterCard

BAGHDAD / … Rafidain Bank announced on Thursday the launch of additional supplementary advances amounting to 25 million dinars for state employees.

The bank’s media office said in a statement received by “Eye of Iraq News,” that “the bank began to launch additional supplementary advances to employees of government departments ranging between 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 million dinars and according to the salary of the employee through the international card MasterCard And their citizenship salaries exclusively with the bank. ”
He added that “the advances were doubled twice to the employees of state departments for more than 3,000 employees who have already been given personal advances and submitted on the second additional advance and was paid to them by MasterCard.”
The statement explained that “the payment was made through the imprint of the customer and then informed the employee by sending a text message notifying him of the advance payment, after he completed all legal procedures to grant them and disbursed through electronic payment tools to which the financial balance has been mobilized.”
The Rafidain Bank has begun over the past years to grant advances and loans to employees and citizens in accordance with certain mechanisms and controls. Finished