US Secretary of Defense: We sent 750 soldiers to Iraq to protect the embassy

[International: Al Furat News] US Defense Secretary Mark Esber said on Tuesday that the United States will send about 750 soldiers immediately to the Middle East in response to violent protests at the US embassy in Iraq.

Time: 1/1/2020 8:14

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By name: The 5 most important people who are popularly and politically acceptable

Monday, December 30, 2019 at 13:02 pm

Baghdad / Sky Press

The head of the Bayraq al-Khair bloc, Muhammad al-Khalidi, announced today, Monday, that “a gathering of 170 deputies will meet the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, later in the day.”

Al-Khalidi said in a statement to local media, “The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, will meet today a gathering of 170 deputies from various political blocs to discuss the possibility of passing the prime minister.”

He explained that “the 170 deputies met with a large number of demonstrators in Baghdad and the provinces and saw their opinions on the figures that can be agreed upon and the government is walking for a specific period of time until early elections.”

Pointing out that “the gathering will display five names of those who agree to the demonstrations and political blocs, which are Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi, Sinan al-Shabibi, Rahim al-Aqili, Abdul-Ghani al-Asadi and Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi.”

Al-Khalidi also indicated that “the assembly constitutes a major pressure group in Parliament, and that all the representatives of the assembly will not submit to the will of their blocs except in the case of nominating a person acceptable to the Iraqi people.”

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Launching the online application for housing fund loans

The headquarters of the Housing Fund

Construction and building

Economy News – Baghdad

The housing fund will launch next Thursday the electronic submission of loans in Baghdad and all governorates except for the Kurdistan region, while pointing out that the number of transactions disbursed during the year 2019 exceeded 27 thousand.

An official source in the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Public Municipalities said in press statements seen by “Al-Iqtisad News”, that “the Housing Fund has begun, since last September, to prepare an electronic form for applying for housing loans for those who wish to obtain it.”

The source added, “The form is installed on a special link, as the form is completed and information and documents are sent electronically according to a precise electronic system, while the transaction is received and audited and then a message is sent to the owner of the transaction that includes a code that depends on the citizen during his review.”

He explained that “the form was subject during the past period to some technical administrative procedures to ensure that the application process is easy for citizens”, noting that “the fund decided to launch an electronic application for the fund’s loans starting next Thursday, the second of January 2020 in Baghdad and all the provinces Except for the Kurdistan region. ” 

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Al-Halbousi comments on the storming of the US embassy: harms Iraq’s higher interests

Baghdad / Al-Ghad Press:

Parliament Speaker Mohamed Al-Halbousi confirmed today, Tuesday, that an attempt to storm the US embassy is “an unacceptable behavior” that harms the interests of Iraq.

Al-Halbousi said in a tweet on Twitter, followed by “Al-Ghad Press”, that “an attempt to storm the American embassy and assault its headquarters is an unacceptable behavior that harms Iraq’s higher interests and offends the image of our people.”

“It is an act inconsistent with international norms and agreements,” he added, calling on the government to “confirm its obligations under its legal obligations to protect the headquarters of diplomatic missions.”

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Urgent Trump thanks Saleh and Abdul-Mahdi and stresses: Our embassy has been safe for hours

Editing Date: 1/1/2020 0:32

(Baghdad: Al Furat News) US President Donald Trump confirmed today, Wednesday, that the United States embassy in Baghdad has been safe for hours, thanks to the intervention of US forces.

This came against the background of the events that occurred in front of the US embassy yesterday.

“I thank the Iraqi President and Prime Minister for their prompt response to our request to secure the American embassy,” Trump said in a tweet on his Twitter account, noting that “the American embassy in Baghdad has been safe for hours and still thanks to the intervention of our great fighters equipped with the latest weapons.”

He added: “We will hold Iran fully responsible for any human or material losses that occur as a result of storming the American embassy in Baghdad.”

He continued: “I tell Iran that it will pay a very high price as a result of storming the American embassy in Baghdad, which is a threat, not a warning.” is over

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Gold rises to the highest level in 3 months

Gold bars. Reuters

Arab and international

Economy News – Baghdad

Gold prices jumped to their highest levels in more than three months, Tuesday, thanks to the weakness of the dollar, while the yellow metal is heading to achieve the best annual performance in about ten years, while palladium rose towards achieving gains for the fourth year in a row.

And gold in spot transactions reached its highest level since September 25 at $ 1525.20 and increased 0.6 percent to $ 1524.44 an ounce by 0727 GMT. US gold futures rose 0.6 percent to $ 1,527.60.

The precious metal has gained about 19 percent this year, its biggest gain since 2010, mainly driven by the US-China tariff war, which launched a monetary easing process by major central banks.

The dollar index, which tracks the performance of the US currency, fell against a basket of competing currencies, which reduces the cost of gold to holders of other currencies.

The Federal Reserve has cut interest rates three times this year before it stops. Lower interest rates reduce the opportunity cost of holding the yellow metal, which does not yield a return.

On the trade front, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said on Monday that a one-stage deal is likely to be signed next week.

Gold was also supported by Asian stocks, as investors reap profits after a year full of gains.

As for other precious metals, silver rose 1.1 percent to $ 18.10, and is preparing for the best annual performance since 2010, up nearly 17 percent.

The platinum gained 1.4 percent to 971.09 dollars and is heading for gains of about 23 percent for the year, the best annual performance since 2009.

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Barzani’s party responds to efforts to remove US forces from Iraq: Kirkuk will fall within hours

Baghdad / Obelisk: Member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Repin Salam, revealed on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, the position of his party regarding the continued presence of American forces in the country in light of the current situation in Iraq, in the wake of a tweet by the leader of the Sadrist movement Muqtada al-Sadr called To unite the ranks to get those forces out.

Salam said, “ISIS still poses a threat to the security situation, especially in the disputed areas. Had it not been for the presence of the American forces at the K1 base in Kirkuk, the city would have fallen within hours.”

He added, “If there is a vote to remove the American forces, it must include the foreign forces present in Iraq, and we reject the policy of the axes and plunge Iraq into a war that we have no war in. We respect our relationship with Iran and America, and neither do we prefer one over the other.”

And he continued, “His party sees the necessity of the continued presence of the American forces due to the urgent need of Iraq.”

And the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, called on Monday to unify the ranks to get the “American occupier” out, while he warned that he would not allow Iraq to turn the square of settling accounts.

Sadr said, via tweet on the Twitter platform: “We previously warned against the consequences of plunging Iraq into regional and international conflicts, and we said that Iraq and its people no longer tolerate such reckless behavior.”

He added, “If we had cooperated previously to remove the occupier through military resistance, he would not have perched on the chest of Iraq. And if we had cooperated in order not to endorse the humiliating agreement, what happened would not have happened.”

And he added: “Today I am ready to take him out by political and legal means, so does Nasser support us? So come to uniting the ranks to get him out as quickly as possible.”

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