In conjunction with her inauguration, Patriot fended off a missile attack on the US embassy in Baghdad

 2020/07/04 20:16:25
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Shafaq News / The “Patriot” missile system foiled at dawn today, Sunday, a missile attack that attempted to target the United States embassy in the heavily fortified Green Zone in the center of the capital, Baghdad.

Thus, the system had succeeded, and less than 24 hours after its installation, to repel the first missile attack by armed groups accused by officials in the American administration of being loyal to the regime in Iran.

A responsible security source told Shafaq News that the system installed yesterday succeeded in removing the Katyusha missile that attempted to target the American embassy at dawn today.

The source added, however, that the system was unable to remove it and bring it down, as usual, within the approaches of Al-Akhdarah.

Initial information indicates that the missile, after repelling, landed near the graduates of the Engineering College sit in front of the Green Zone gate, wounding five of them.

According to the information, the missile injured a child when it fell and damaged his family’s home.

On Saturday, security sources told Shafaq News that American forces tested the Patriot air defense system in the green zone in the center of the capital, Baghdad, while the security company in charge of protecting the US embassy compound conducted a training operation that included firing shots and detonating loud sound bombs amid the whistling of sirens The alarm.

The sources also reported that a US airliner had bombed the Green Zone by air to test the effectiveness of the Patriot system.

The United States has deployed the Patriot system in several locations in Iraq to repel repeated missile attacks targeting its soldiers and diplomats by factions loyal to Iran.

The attacks specifically target the US embassy in central Baghdad and military bases that include US soldiers and diplomats across the country.

 

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Pompeo mentioned him by name and accused of killing protesters … the dimensions of the step to relieve Fayyad from security positions in Iraq

Iraqi National Security Adviser Faleh Al-Fayyad, accompanied by Abu Zainab Al-Lami
Iraqi National Security Adviser Faleh Al-Fayyad, accompanied by Abu Zainab Al-Lami

After about 10 years of being at the head of one of the most sensitive Iraqi security services, the politician close to Tehran was relieved Faleh Al-Fayyad, who was the head of the National Security Agency and the National Security Adviser.

The decision was issued on Saturday by the office of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, in a step that was paved for several days ago by leaks that talked about Al-Kazemi’s intention to carry out a coordinated campaign aimed at reducing Tehran’s influence in the institutions of the Iraqi state before his upcoming visit to the United States later this month.

With this decision, Al-Fayyad, a member of the Islamic Dawa Party, who was appointed by former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki as an adviser to national security in 2011, remains only the head of the PMF.

This body includes factions loyal to Tehran accused of killing Iraqis in the recent protests and in other regions of the country.

Al-Fayyad’s successors are the former interior minister and leader of the Badr Qasim al-Araji organization who will serve as national security adviser, and former commander of the Counter-Terrorism Service Abdel-Ghani al-Asadi, who will head the National Security Service.

It is noteworthy that there were reports that Araji defected from the Badr Organization, which is run by Hadi al-Amiri and has close ties to Iran since the 1980s.

The move to reduce the security posts that Fayyad was acquiring has been welcomed by many Iraqis, especially among the protesters, who accuse him of being behind the targeting of activists and demonstrators since October 1.

In a report issued in October, days after the outbreak of the protests, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy cited the name Falekh al-Fayyad as part of a cell that participated in the killing of protesters and included the names of militia leaders loyal to Tehran.

Political analyst Iyad Al-Amber says that Al-Kazemi settled an important matter when he withdrew important security posts that Al-Fayyad had held for years and limited his work only to the PMF.

Al-Anbar adds to Al-Hurra that “the new measure will allow the improvement of the performance of these two security institutions, as they have suffered a lot from bureaucracy and volatile performance during the Fayyad period.”

Al-Anbar commended Al-Araji for choosing that he had experience in dealing with security issues during his tenure as Interior Ministry, but he did not express the same impression towards Al-Asadi as he retired a while ago.

Al-Anbar believes that it is more beneficial for the prime minister to appoint new blood from outside the traditional military system, suggesting that Al-Asadi’s choice came due to considerations related to his acceptance by some political parties.

In a report published Friday, the Institute for War Studies in Washington indicated that Al-Kazemi intends, within the next three months, to launch a concerted campaign to change thousands of senior positions in the country as part of his efforts to combat corruption and limit the influence of armed groups linked to Tehran in state institutions.

The most prominent and first steps of this campaign are related to the neutralization of Faleh Al-Fayyad, according to the institute, which confirmed that it (the campaign) aims to prove that he is a reliable security partner by the United States before his planned visit to Washington this month.

It is noteworthy that the US Secretary of State wrote in a Tweet on Twitter last December, commenting on the attack that targeted the American embassy in Baghdad, “Today’s attack was coordinated by terrorists – Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and Qais Khazali – and with the support of two allies of Iran, Hadi al-Amiri and Faleh al-Fayyad.” “They were all photographed in front of our embassy,” he added.

Al-Amber does not believe that Al-Kazemi’s step regarding Al-Fayyad is related to his visit to the United States, but he believes that the Iraqi Prime Minister should nevertheless take more serious steps than he did in the Dora region towards Hezbollah militants.

Al-Amber concluded, “Americans are waiting for Al-Kazimi for practical steps regarding limiting the influence of armed groups.”

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The Minister of Finance announces good news for two groups of Iraqi citizens

Economie 04/07/2020 17:48 970    

Baghdad today – Baghdad

With the announcement of the new Iraqi government of its intention to implement broad reforms to address the economic and financial crisis facing Iraq, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Ali Allawi specified the size of the challenge and the general principles upon which the government reform program will be based.

And renewed d. Allawi, in an interview published by the official government of Iraq website, the government’s commitment to protect the income of public sector employees and retirees of low and middle income, saying that “the poor and middle classes responsible for the state directly are a red line and their salaries will never be touched or retired. This is a decision made from the beginning. These two Iraqi groups decided on it. ”

The Deputy Prime Minister emphasized that “the reform program seeks to support the low-income groups who work outside the state institutions as well.”

The Deputy Prime Minister stated that “this can be achieved by building a valid environment that encourages self-employment and investment, the private sector, merchants, craftsmen, businessmen and industrialists, and that this would create a real protection network for citizens.”

And d approved. Allawi said that “the investment environment in Iraq is deficient and does not encourage foreign and Iraqi investors, which increases the need to start implementing reforms to address these defects and remove any obstacles and restrictions that hinder the private sector and undermine investment.”

Excessive dependence on oil revenues and the

person of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance are the main challenges facing the country, saying that it is represented by “lost revenue except oil revenues. Oil gives us 92% of the state’s resources and we do not have other revenues. Exporting oil. ”

He added that the financial deficit is caused by “that the state’s expenditures are much more than its revenues” in addition to other factors such as waste of public money and mismanagement, and for this the government will work to rationalize public spending and stop waste and address corruption, but he stressed that “the deficit exists, and as a result we will go to borrow from sources Domestic and international, however, borrowing is not a long-term solution.

The Iraqi parliament approved the borrowing law last week to enable the government to borrow $ 5 billion from foreign sources and approximately 15 trillion dinars locally. The Borrowing Law stipulates that at least 15% of all loans be spent on ongoing investment projects outside the oil sector, which creates fiscal space to achieve growth and ensure the continuity of these projects.

A white paper for reforms

The Deputy Prime Minister said that the government is preparing a comprehensive and integrated program for reforming and developing the Iraqi economy, adding that this “program will be presented in a white paper to the parliament during the next three months.”

The reforms will include all productive and service sectors in the Iraqi economy and aim to diversify the sources of state revenues by stopping wasting public money and increasing income from customs and direct taxes, according to Allawi.

Among the most prominent elements of the reform program are the development of the private sector and its liberation from bureaucratic restrictions and other factors that have restricted its work for a long time so that it can play its primary role in the economy, and helps to provide sustainable job opportunities and a decent life for all Iraqis.

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance stressed that with the growth of the private sector, job opportunities will also increase and the level of domestic production will rise.

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance touched on the priorities of the other government, and made it clear that the government is continuing to work for early, free and fair elections, but he stressed that implementing economic and financial reforms would create the appropriate environment for other political, electoral and social reforms that the government intends to carry out.

He stressed that “the government will seek to enable the Iraqis to participate in making the basic decisions that affect their lives on them and that it is determined to narrow the wide gap inherited between the government and citizens.”

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The third explosion shakes Iran in a week

 

 04/20/2020 08:57:34
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Shafaq News / A new explosion occurred, on Saturday, in Iran, specifically at the “Madhij Zargan” gas station in Ahwaz, southwestern Iran.

The head of the fire department in Ahwaz province, Ibrahim Kanbari, confirmed, “A fire star was in the station as a result of the explosion of one of the power transformers there.” Erna.

This incident is the third on Iranian soil in a week, as it was preceded by an explosion and a fire at the Sina Medical Center, which resulted in the death of 19 people and the injury of 14 others, followed by an explosion in a building belonging to the nuclear chain of Naznaz.

The head of the Iranian Civil Defense Organization, Ghulam Reza Jalali, has said today,   “Tehran does not exclude sabotage action by opposition groups or a cyber attack by America, behind several recent events in Iran.”

Ghulam Reza Jalali confirmed, in an interview with Iranian state television, that “the major part of the incidents that occurred in the energy sector recently were due to failure to observe the safety rules, but another part could be the result of the movement of anti-revolutionary groups and the elements associated with them, Perhaps the enemy is also behind it. “

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Parliamentary Finance issues a statement regarding employees’ salaries for the month of June

Editing Date: 7/4/2020 16:56 
Ayna News – Baghdad

The Ministry of Finance announced today, Saturday, the direct launch of employee salaries for the month of June.

The ministry said in a statement that, “Under the direction of the Minister of Finance Ali Allawi, the Accounting Department has started to launch private financing for the salaries of the month of June.”

He added that “the Accounting Department has started to walk in the salary financing transactions since last Wednesday, 1/7/2020, and it continues to do so until the completion of all salary financing transactions for the month of June.”

The Parliamentary Finance Committee has stated that the road has been clear for the federal government to launch the employees ’salaries for the month of June this week, after the Presidency’s approval of the domestic and foreign borrowing law to fill the fiscal deficit for the year 2020.

The law allows the government to borrow $ 5 billion and 15 trillion dinars to pay The fiscal deficit for the year 2020.

The Iraqi Finance Minister Ali Allawi, had told the French Press Agency, on Wednesday, that the Iraqi economy may face “shocks that it will not be able to address” unless reform measures are adopted in less than a year, stressing that 40 million Iraqis will have to They are subject to a tight austerity policy that may last for two years, and expectations indicate that the Iraqi economy will face a 10 percent contraction during the year.

With one out of every five Iraqis receiving government aid, the bill becomes heavier for the country that depends on paying all its expenditures on oil sales revenue.

Kurdistan denies postponing the distribution of salaries

 

 04/20/2020 08:33:34
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Shafak News / Kurdistan Regional Government spokesman Gutiar Adel denied, on Saturday, that there is any delay in distributing salaries in the region in any way, pointing out that the distribution process continues according to the announced schedule. 

A statement issued by Adel Ward to Shafaq News said that he denies allegations of any delay to the regional government in the process of distributing the salaries of employees in any way.

Adel said that the Ministry of Finance and Economy in the region’s government will continue to distribute the salaries of all ministries, departments and bodies not affiliated with the ministry in accordance with the schedules it announces, pointing out that the distribution process will end on July 15th.

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The American training process causes damage in central Baghdad

 

 04/20/2020 08:43:43
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Shafak News / On Saturday, a security source reported material damage due to projectiles falling on residential areas during a US training operation in the Green Zone in central Baghdad.

The source said to Shafaq News that projectiles fell on the Rahmaniya Al-Ja’ifar area and behind Al-Karamah Hospital in central Baghdad during a military training operation carried out by the American embassy inside the Green Zone.

The source added that the projectiles damaged 4 wheels, while no human injuries were reported.

Security sources had informed Shafaq News earlier Saturday that American forces had tested the Patriot air defense system in the green zone in the center of the capital, Baghdad, while the security company in charge of protecting the US embassy compound had carried out a training operation that included firing bullets and detonating loud sound bombs amid The siren sounds.

The sources also reported that a US airliner had bombed the Green Zone by air to test the effectiveness of the Patriot system.

The United States has deployed the Patriot system in several locations in Iraq to repel repeated missile attacks targeting its soldiers and diplomats by factions loyal to Iran. 

The attacks specifically target the US embassy in central Baghdad and military bases that include US soldiers and diplomats across the country.

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Patriot system test in the heart of Baghdad

 04/20/2020 07:28:50
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Shafaq News / Security sources said that US forces tested the Patriot air defense system Saturday in the Green Zone in the center of the capital, Baghdad.

The sources said in exclusive statements to Shafaq News, that the sounds of explosions that were heard from inside the Green Zone were a security exercise carried out by the American forces to test the air defense system “Patriot”.

The sources added that an American air plane bombed the Green Zone by air to test the effectiveness of the Patriot system.

The sources indicated that the testing process was conducted with the knowledge and coordination of the relevant government agencies.

She added that “the security company charged with protecting the US embassy compound is also firing shots and loud sound bombs for an hour for the purpose of training amid the sound of sirens.”

The United States has deployed the Patriot system in several locations in Iraq to repel repeated missile attacks targeting its soldiers and diplomats by factions loyal to Iran.

The attacks specifically target the US embassy in central Baghdad and military bases that include US soldiers and diplomats across the country.

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Kurdistan Region Presidency sends a message to America

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04/20/2020 05:50:48

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Shafak News / On Saturday, the Kurdistan Region Presidency sent a congratulation to the United States of America on the occasion of Independence Day.

The Presidency said in a statement on Twitter today that on behalf of the people of the Kurdistan Region, we wish the United States a happy Independence Day.

The presidency expressed its aspiration to strengthen bilateral relations and company between the region and America.

American Independence Day, popularly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States of America on the occasion of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring its independence from Great Britain.

Independence Day is usually associated with marches, fireworks, barbecues, carnivals, exhibitions, excursions, concerts, baseball matches, and even family reunions. As well as political speeches, celebrations, and other public and private events to celebrate the history, government, and traditions of the United States.

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