Al-Kazemi returns from Tehran with Khamenei’s promise not to interfere with Baghdad’s relations with Washington

July 22, 2020





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Al-Kazemi returns from Tehran with Khamenei’s promise not to interfere with Baghdad’s relations with Washington

Baghdad – Abdul-Latif al-Musawi

Tehran – Razak Namiq

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi and his accompanying delegation concluded yesterday, Wednesday, their two-day official visit to Iran, during which they met with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and senior officials. Khamenei said in his meeting with Al-Kazemi that his country would deal a blow to America in response to the killing of the commander of the Quds Force with the Revolutionary Guards Qassem Soleimani, stressing that (his country will not interfere in the relationship of Baghdad with Washington), but he warned that the American presence on the Iranian border is causing security insecurity. (Iran will not interfere in Iraq’s relations with America, but expects Iraqi friends to know America and realize that its presence in any country causes corruption, destruction, and destruction). He continued that (the Islamic Republic expects to abide by the decision of the Iraqi parliament to expel American forces, as its presence is a reason for insecurity). Khamenei referred to the killing of Soleimani in a US air strike on a plane near Baghdad airport at the beginning of the year. He added that Iran “will never forget this and will certainly strike a retaliatory blow against the Americans.” In another context, Khamenei stressed that Iran opposes (what weakens the Iraqi government), unlike Washington, which he said does not want (an independent and strong Iraqi government elected by popular vote). The visit also saw the holding of talks between Al-Kazemi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. The media office of the Prime Minister said in a statement received (Al-Zaman) yesterday that the two sides affirmed during the meeting (their desire to strengthen the bonds of economic and cultural relations between the two countries, and in the field of combating terrorism and health cooperation in the face of the Corona pandemic, as well as continuous cooperation to support the security and stability of the region) . The statement referred to Al-Kazemi’s meeting with Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. He added that the Iraqi delegations headed by Al-Kazemi, and the Iranian headed by the First Vice President of Iran, Ishaq Jahangiri held an expanded meeting (dealing with activating cooperation agreements between the two countries, ways to overcome obstacles and overcoming problems that might impede the progress of joint cooperation). Al-Kazemi and the accompanying delegation met with the President of the Shura Council Iranian Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, (where bilateral efforts were discussed in overcoming the health and economic effects of the Corona pandemic, and the challenges posed by the current economic crisis, as well as bilateral efforts to overcome them to serve the interests of the Iraqi and Iranian peoples). Al-Kazimi asserted during a joint press conference with the Iranian President that (Iraq cannot be the focus of a threat to Iran), noting that (Iraq has geographical, cultural and historical ties with Iran), stressing (the need for coordination regarding the common interests between the two countries). He continued (strong Iraq is able to contribute to the stability of the region), stressing (the importance of focusing on serious work to solve the outstanding problems in the region), noting that (the two countries face economic challenges and the people are waiting for a lot), noting that (the two sides discussed activating the agreements between the two countries ). For his part, the Iranian President stressed that (Tehran is ready to stand with Iraq to establish stability and security in the region), adding that (the two parties discussed the role of Iraq in resolving the issues of the region).

In the same context, Finance Minister Ali Abdul Amir Allawi announced that the southern crossings of Iraq with Iran would be reopened. This came during a meeting of Allawi with the head of the Iranian Customs Authority, Mahdi Mirashrafi, on the sidelines of Rouhani and Al-Kazemi’s meeting. Allawi stressed that Iraq will take a decision to reopen the southern ports soon, which were closed against the background of the Corona virus outbreak and were partially operated recently. He expressed Iraq’s desire to (joint cooperation and benefit from Iranian customs experiences in the field of automating procedures), proposing (dispatching Iraqi customs experts and employees to this Particular). The two sides affirmed (the necessity of establishing joint commercial portals), while the head of the Iranian Customs Authority expressed his readiness to implement joint measures in the field of customs information exchange, qualification of Iraqi customs officials and reopening of joint crossings.

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King of Saudi Arabia looks forward to meeting Al-Kazemi “at the earliest opportunity”


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Shafaq News / The Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, today, Wednesday, telephoned Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz to “check on his health.”

Al-Kazemi’s media office said in a statement, which was reported to Shafaq News, that Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi made today a phone call with King Salman bin Abdulaziz, King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to check on his health.

Al-Kazemi expressed his “sincere wishes to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for the safety and well-being”, according to the statement, which added that “King Salman bin Abdulaziz expressed his thanks and deep appreciation to Al-Kazemi for his noble brotherly feelings.

The statement indicated that King Salman “expressed his aspiration to meet Al-Kazemi in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the earliest opportunity.”

The media office of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi confirmed last Monday the postponement of a planned visit to Saudi Arabia due to an urgent health problem for King Salman Abdul Aziz Al Saud.

On Monday morning, the Saudi foreign minister announced the postponement of a scheduled visit of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi to Riyadh, until King Salman was released from the hospital.

Today, Monday, the Saudi monarch, King Salman, entered the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh to perform some tests, according to a statement issued by the Royal Court.

The Saudi News Agency quoted a statement by the Royal Court that King Salman (84 years old) entered the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh to perform some tests due to an inflammation of the gallbladder.

Parliamentary finance is “dissatisfied” with the ministry: it has cash and does not release salaries


07/22/2020 11:26:04

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Shafaq News / The Parliamentary Finance Committee expressed on Wednesday its dissatisfaction with the position of the Ministry, accusing it of “not cooperating or responding”.

The committee’s rapporteur, Ahmed Al-Saffar, told Shafaq News, “The Parliamentary Finance Committee does not know anything about the government’s situation and communicates with officials in the Ministry of Finance without a response,” noting that ministry officials are “taking advantage of the Corona pandemic and not holding parliament’s sessions.”

He added that “after the parliament approved the domestic and foreign borrowing law to fill the fiscal deficit for the year 2020, the government is supposed to prepare the reform paper within 60 days and send it to the parliament,” stressing that “Parliament will not pass the borrowing law again.”

Al-Saffar continued, “The delay in launching and disbursing the salaries of employees has no justification, especially after the availability of financial liquidity and the Central Bank’s confirmation of securing the three-month salaries.”

Al-Saffar expressed his surprise, “by sending a notice to government banks with the delay in the payment of employee salaries for the month of July.”

An official source said, earlier today, Wednesday, that the Ministry of Finance sent a notice to banks to stop financing and wait for new instructions to pay salaries.

The Iraqi Central Bank announced today, Wednesday, the insurance of employee salaries for the month of July.

The bank said, “The salaries will be released in one payment before Eid al-Adha.”

America is ready to support Kurdistan in the field of economic development

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2020/07/22 10:08:54

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Shafaq News / The President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masroor Barzani, received today, Wednesday, July 22, 2020, the new American Consul General to the Kurdistan Region, Rob Waller.

At the beginning of the meeting, they discussed the latest developments in Iraq and the region, and ways to enhance bilateral relations between the Kurdistan Region of the United States were discussed.

The Prime Minister congratulated the new American Consul General on the occasion of his assumption of office, and he wished him success in performing his new duties in a manner that strengthens the existing relations and establishes the foundations of cooperation between the United States and the Kurdistan Region, and the Prime Minister congratulated the former Consul General Stephen Wigan on his new duties at the American Embassy in Baghdad, He expressed his hope for his success in his upcoming responsibilities.

The new US Consul General pointed out the importance of strengthening relations between the United States, Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, and expressed his country’s readiness to provide support to the Kurdistan Region in the field of economic development, especially in the energy and agricultural sectors.

A new development, with the payment of July salaries to Iraqi employees


07/22/2020 09:53:55

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Shafak News / On Wednesday, a responsible source said that the Ministry of Finance sent a notice to banks to stop financing and wait for new instructions to pay salaries.

The source said to Shafaq News, “The Finance Ministry sent a notice to the banks to stop transferring the funds to the subsidiary banks and wait for the new instructions to pay the employees salaries for the month of July.”

The Central Bank of Iraq announced earlier today, Wednesday, the insurance of employee salaries for the month of July.

The bank said, “The salaries will be released in one payment before Eid al-Adha.”

Al-Kazemi’s secret meeting with Qanai to “control the factions” and the outcomes of the strategic dialogue

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Iranian media reported that the visit made by Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi yesterday, Tuesday (July 21, 2020) to Tehran, included holding a meeting with the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps forces, Ismail Qazani, away from the spotlight and the media.


According to the Iranian “Alif” website, among those unannounced meetings was Al-Kazemi’s meeting with the commander of the Quds Force forces, Ismail Qazani, who succeeded Qasim Soleimani. “Some factions affiliated with Tehran, in order to facilitate the production of serious outputs, on the Iraqi-American strategic dialogue, is expected to be his second tour early next month in the American capital Washington.


He recalled that, in a few days ago, he warned the Americans by saying that “the difficult days have not come yet, and there are very difficult days awaiting the United States and the Zionist entity.”


Al-Kazimi’s visit came two days after the Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, visited Baghdad and Erbil on Sunday, and his meeting with senior officials, in preparation for Al-Kazemi’s visit.


It is noteworthy that the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, visited Tuesday (July 21, 2020), Iran, on an official visit, which is his first to go outside the country after taking office.


Al-Kazemi was due to visit Saudi Arabia, but the deterioration of King Salman bin Abdulaziz’s health prevented the visit.

Central Bank: Launching July salaries before the holiday and in one payment

Time: 7/22/2020 15:33:50

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The Central Bank of Iraq announced the insurance of employees ’salaries for the month of July.

The central bank stated, “The salaries will be released in one payment before Eid al-Adha.”

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Finance Minister announces the near reopening of the southern ports with Iran

Time: 07/22/2020 09:43:56 Read: 2,743 times

(Baghdad: Al Furat News) Finance Minister Ali Allawi announced that he would soon reopen southern ports of Iraq with Iran.

The Fars News Agency reported that this came in a meeting between the head of the Iranian Customs Authority, Mahdi Mirashrafi, with Allawi, on the sidelines of a meeting between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi on Tuesday evening.

Allawi said, according to Fares, that Iraq decided to reopen the southern ports (Shalamcheh and Al-Shaib) soon, which were closed against the backdrop of the Coruna virus outbreak and were partially operated recently.

The Minister of Finance expressed the desire of Iraq to cooperate and benefit from the experiences of Iranian customs in the field of automating procedures, suggesting that Iraqi experts and customs officials be dispatched in this regard.

The two sides stressed the need to establish joint commercial portals.

Meanwhile, the head of the Iranian Customs Authority expressed his readiness to implement joint measures in the field of exchanging customs information, qualifying Iraqi customs officials and reopening joint crossings.

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Reassurance to employees .. Parliamentary finance: Your salaries will be paid before the Eid, and there is no truth to this

Time: 7/22/2020 14:07:11 Read: 4,524 times

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The Parliamentary Finance Committee reassured the employees of their salaries.

Committee member Naji Al-Saeedi told Al-Furat News that “the Ministry of Finance has completed all its willingness to distribute and pay salaries before Eid al-Adha.”

He added that “the Accounting Department of the Ministry of Finance has secured all financial liquidity for the distribution of the salaries of state employees through internal borrowing from the Rafidain and Al-Rasheed banks. The ministry has completed 90% of the salaries and liquidity is available and will be distributed on time.”

Al-Saeedi denied the news about “the government’s intention to distribute salaries every 45 days, as liquidity is available under the government borrowing law and there is no problem in distributing salaries during this period.”

He pointed out that “the employees will be notified by notification of text messages regarding the citizens’ salaries electronically.”

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Customs announces the end of the procedures for opening the Arar crossing and the proximity of the automation implementation to five outlets

Local | 01:47 – 07/22/2020

Baghdad – Mawazine News,

the General Customs Authority confirmed the opening of the Arar border port with the Saudi side after the completion of its rehabilitation works in accordance with the latest international technologies, which contributes to maximizing the customs revenues of the state, while it revealed that the automation system will be applied in five outlets selected as a first stage with a period not exceeding five months from now on.

The director of the General Customs Authority, Khaled Salah El-Din, said, according to the official newspaper, “The measures to ensure the success of the opening of the Arar border crossing with the Saudi side have been completed and pending the final agreement on a specific day to announce its official opening,” noting that “its opening will contribute to supporting the country’s economy, and that operations Its rehabilitation was carried out according to the latest international models in use at the border outlets.

And, “His inauguration was supposed to be decided during the postponed visit of the Prime Minister to Saudi Arabia. Nevertheless, the two sides are now in the framework of completing the procedures for the opening, and there is no intention at the present time for the Iraqi and Saudi sides to open any other border port.”

On Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi’s visits to border outlets and their impact on customs workers, Salahuddin said: “It reflects the government’s interest in the outlets because of its importance in achieving revenue as another revenue for the state except oil, and this reflects positively on the performance of employees and workers in the port because they feel government support towards them and follow-up By the highest pyramid in the country, and thus will contribute to arbitration procedures there very significantly. ”

He pointed out that “the authority and within the framework of arbitration of the procedures intentionally activated the idea of marketing goods to customs warehouses that will be used for purposes of demarcation, examination and others”, noting that “the direction is towards leasing warehouses belonging to the Ministry of Trade, and that the authority has approached the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers to obtain approval to market the goods Directly connected to the outlets of the warehouses to conduct checks on them, determine fees and conduct inspection work.

Salahuddin revealed, “Setting a maximum period of five months for the application of the automation system in five outlets, two of which are in the south and the same in the western region and one in the airports to evaluate the experiment and in the event of its success it will be circulated to all ports provided that the latest findings of the countries in automation and work are applied in the ports Customs, “adding that” the authority has attracted a number of companies, provided they have similar businesses in other countries. ”

He stressed, “The application of the automation system will contribute to alleviating the burden on customs work and ensuring maximizing revenues and calculating customs fees in advance, in addition to the possibility of comparison between what the central bank sells through the currency auction to merchants and the goods received for the country and most important of all this is to reduce corruption in the ports Borderlands. “Ended 29 / A 43