Legal: If Parliament does not give confidence to al-Zrafi, the powers of the Prime Minister will go to the President of the Republic


01-04-2020 09:00 PM


Legal: If Parliament does not give confidence to Al-Zrafi, the powers of the Prime Minister will go to the President of the Republic,
Baghdad / Al- Akhbariya :
The legal expert, Ali Al-Tamimi, confirmed on Wednesday that the failure of the Prime Minister-designate Adnan Al-Zorfi will lead to the transfer of the government’s powers to the President of the Republic, Barham Saleh directly.
Al-Tamimi said in a statement to “Al-Akhbariya” that “the text of the fifth paragraph of Article 76 of the Constitution stipulates that the President of the Republic be assigned another candidate when the ministry does not gain confidence … and before the President of the Republic made this assignment, which is the last in Article 76, the Federal Court sought the opinion of its opinion Concerning the largest bloc, does he adhere to the commissioning of its candidates, or is it free and unrestricted, and the Federal Court answered him by decision 29 of 2020 that he is free to choose and is not obligated to choose from the largest bloc, and he did so by any president of the republic by choosing the Zarfi who remained for him from the 30-day period granted to him by choosing the cabinet cabinet and preparing Curriculum a Ministerial 15 days. “
He added, “If Zarfi does not succeed in his 30-year mission or parliament does not give him confidence here, matters will go to Article 81 of the Constitution where the administration of the Council of Ministers moves to the President of the Republic in addition to his duties as President of the Republic and he has here according to this Article to assign another candidate, which is the opportunity beyond An opportunity where if this taxpayer fails to succeed, the President of the Republic will have the right to dissolve Parliament in accordance with Article 64 of the Constitution because he has combined the capacity of the President of the Republic and the ministers together. “
He continued, “The President of the Republic cannot withdraw the mandate from Adnan Al-Zorfi, but the constitution requires that the 30-day period granted to him be spent by choosing the cabinet, and if he fails or the parliament does not give him confidence, only here we can say that Al-Zrafi failed.”



US official: We have intelligence information about an Iran-backed attack on our forces in Iraq

02-04-2020 12:42 AM


Baghdad / Al-Akhbariya:

A US official confirmed to Reuters on Wednesday that American intelligence information about a possible Iranian-backed attack on American forces and installations in Iraq.

And it indicates that it will be a denial attack, not like the missile attack launched by Tehran in Iraq in January.

The official, who asked not to be named, added that US intelligence has been tracking leads for a while about a possible attack by Iran or Iranian-backed forces.

The official did not disclose information about the exact timing of the attack or its targets.

On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump warned Iran against paying a heavy price if American forces attacked Iraq.

Trump tweeted on Wednesday: “Information and facts confirm that Iran or its proxies are planning a surprise attack on American forces and / or facilities in Iraq. If that happens, Iran will pay a very heavy price!”

Trump’s advisor to “Maalouma”: Al-Zarfi is an American citizen and we are not against his assumption of the post of Iraqi prime minister

16:31 – 01/04/2020


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Gabriel Soma, the US President’s advisor in the Middle East, confirmed on Wednesday that the Iraqi Prime Minister-designate, Adnan Al-Zarfi, is an American citizen and we are not against his appointment.

“Al-Zarfi is an American citizen and we have not nominated him to take over the post of Iraqi prime minister,” Sauma told Al-Maalouma, noting that “many of the personalities in the Middle East are American citizens and hold presidential and royal positions.”

He added that “the United States of America does not oppose the assignment of al-Zrafi to the post of prime minister,” noting that it “will support al-Zorfi if he achieves the fight against corruption and the stability of Iraq .”

A report issued by the US Defense of Democracy website on Middle East politics confirmed earlier that Adnan al-Zarfi’s nomination as prime minister is an opportunity for the United States. It ended 25 T.

The central bank announces several measures to sustain the payment of salaries and enhance bank balances

Time: 01/20/2020 20:16:35

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The Central Bank of Iraq announced that it had taken several measures to sustain the payment of salaries.

A statement of the bank mentioned, “The Euphrates News Agency” received a copy of it, “The efforts of the various institutions in our country are combating to combat the Corona epidemic and get out safely from this crisis, so we invite banks, exchange companies and electronic payment companies to take their responsible role at this stage.”

He added that “although the curfew affected the activities and actions of all official institutions, including the Central Bank of Iraq, we have taken the initiative to employ our cadres in order to sustain the payment of salaries and finance of food, agricultural, medical and all necessary materials.”

The Central Bank stressed that “there is no change in its policy in financing trade and imports, which will resume after the ban is completely lifted.”

He pointed out, “As for the current stage, the bank will begin to enhance the bank balances abroad through the window of selling foreign currency according to a schedule of working days and according to the requirements of the situation and this will be reported first-hand, for the purposes of financing the credits of importing foodstuffs, agricultural supplies, medical materials and goods necessary for the country and citizens.”

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Al Furat News} publishes the text of the decisions of the parliament and government presidency and focuses on salaries

Time: 04/20/2020 21:42:00

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The Presidency of the Council of Representatives held today, Wednesday, an extraordinary meeting with the government to discuss efforts to combat the Corona epidemic, and the health, economic and service conditions, to take all necessary measures to confront the crisis.

The meeting decided the following:

1 – Providing the necessary legislative cover from the legislative authority of the government in order to take the necessary and urgent measures to face the crisis.

2- Providing the necessary financial allocations to the Ministry of Health and the Crisis Cell (Diwaniya 55 Committee).

3- Work to provide adequate quarantine places for the injured and urgent.

4- Securing the employees ’salaries and delivering them according to the time schedules specified for each month.

5 – Paying attention to the segment of low-income citizens, through studying the possibility of issuing a salary of two months or more to the beneficiaries of the social protection network.

6- Examine the possibility of issuing a salary of two months or more for civilian and military retirees.

7- Working to secure the nutritional and medicinal needs of citizens, and to communicate the daily needs of people with limited incomes through several measures that will be taken by the government.

8- Following up the needs of Iraqi citizens abroad by providing them with ways to return.

9- To fully support the efforts of the Ministry of Health, its cadres, the security forces, and all state institutions, for the exceptional effort being made to confront the crisis and its requirements. ”

Ammar Al-Masoudi

Parliament may vote on the “al-Zrafi government” through “WhatsApp” amid Shiite opposition: save face

Adnan Al-Zarfi


01/20/2020 06:06:00

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Shafaq News / With two weeks remaining until the end of the special term of Adnan Al-Zorfi to form a government – if it is complete – the Iraqi parliament is ready to hold a special session to vote on the cabin, at a time when the country is witnessing strict measures due to the outbreak of the Corona virus, which caused deaths and virus infections Corona, a total curfew.

On Wednesday, a parliamentary source revealed that the Parliament had studied its session and voted on the Zarfi government through a special group in the WhatsApp application.

The parliamentary source told Shafak News, “This proposal was put forward by members of Parliament and is currently circulating. The parliament is unable to resume the new legislative term and hold its sessions due to curfews and the outbreak of the Corona virus.”

Al-Zarfi is facing strong opposition from Shiite movements led by Hadi al-Amiri’s Al-Fatah coalition.

In this regard, the leader of the Al-Fatah coalition, Saad Al-Saadi, revealed today, Wednesday, that the Shiite political forces send a message to the Prime Minister-designate Adnan Al-Zorfi, regarding his mandate to form the new government.

Al-Saadi said to Shafak News that “the Shiite political forces sent a clear and official message to the Prime Minister-designate Adnan Al-Zarfi to offer his apology as soon as possible for the task of forming the new government, in order to preserve his face and not to repeat the scenario of Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi, by his fall in Parliament “.

He indicated that “the Prime Minister-designate Adnan Al-Zrafi knew very well that his matter had ended, and he could not obtain the confidence of Parliament, but he was still trying to gain more time,” stressing that “the Shiite political position rejecting Zarfi, is supported and supported by their Sunni and Kurdish allies.”

But Al-Zrafi faces rejection from prominent Shiite forces close to Iran, headed by Hadi al-Amiri’s Al-Fateh coalition and the State of Law coalition led by Nuri al-Maliki, which makes the task of passing his government in parliament very difficult.

The new government will succeed Adel Abdul Mahdi’s government, which was forced by unprecedented popular protests to resign in early December 2019.