Security expert: the next stage will see security implications and operations will be specific

Baghdad News: The

good security Ahmed Sharifi, Wednesday, warned of the seriousness of the security situation in conjunction with the registration of security breaches, indicating that the next stage will witness security implications and operations will be qualitative.

Al-Sharifi said in a televised statement, followed by “Al-Akhbaria”, that “the next stage will witness security implications and the operations will be specific.”

He added: “The ability of ISIS to reach military leaders is a dangerous bell, and that the organization has resorted to a new method, which is to lure the military units to the desert and forests.”

“We do not exclude that there is a cover for terrorist groups that pose a threat in the country, and the intelligence agencies should not disclose their movements and that there will be intelligence monitoring of the belt of the important areas,” he added.


Special forces secure the outlets completely and forge the central bank bills

Editing Date: 7/29/2020 19:46

Ayna News – Baghdad

, President of the Border Ports Authority, Omar Al-Waeli, confirmed on Wednesday that Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi personally supervises the plan to secure the ports, which are now all secure, while pointing out that the actual measures to eradicate corruption included recycling of port workers and changing corrupt cadres.

Al-Waeli said, according to government media, that “since he assumed the position of managing the Border Outlets Authority four and a half months ago, he presented a study to the Prime Minister on the reality of the border ports and the corruption and needs that are taking place in the government to solve them,” noting that “among the The proposals submitted to the Prime Minister need for a force to protect the outlets because the existing human resources are insufficient to counter any external aggression by outlaw groups. ”

He added, “The government has responded to this request, and the Prime Minister himself supervised the protection plan for the ports, visited the Mandali border outlet, imposed the prestige of the state and the law, and provided protection to the ports of Munthiriya and Mandali in Diyala, and this is the first step for the government to impose its control on these ports and then go to the seaports in Umm Qasr North, Central, South, Al Khor, Abu Flus and Al-Maqal port. Also, the Naval Force Command and the Basra Operations Command were assigned to provide a force to be present in the seaports, and then the protection force extended to the Al Shayb port in Maysan Governorate and the Safwan and Zarbatiya port in Wasit, indicating that the duty of the protection force is Providing protection for the border outlet as well as tightening control over the portal gates to prevent entry to any unauthorized person, and preventing any person who has not been authorized by the state from carrying out any customs work inside the outlets.

Al-Waeli added that “during the era of the previous government, the Border Ports Authority seized smuggling and violations after an external force managed to storm the port and enter these prohibited materials,” stressing that “all land and sea ports are now fully secured by the Special Forces and the Joint Operations Command”?

He pointed out that “these forces are unstable and in the case of continuous replacement every fifteen days to prevent acquaintance and coordination by officers and ranks,” noting that “the Prime Minister is greatly interested in the border crossing file, and there is a real will to control it to serve the citizens.”

Al-Waeli explained that “the procedures for eliminating corruption in the outlets are not superficial, because they are actual procedures that included recycling the outlets workers and changing the corrupt cadres. (90) officers were returned to the Ministry of the Interior from the affiliates, to eliminate the flabby, corruption, and interference, and they were replaced by cadres from the border outlets and received their tasks.” Calling for “closer control of the security forces to the ports, despite the presence of an outlaw group that the Prime Minister called ghosts and which supports the corrupt employee and will be eliminated, as happened in the Mandali and Munthiriya ports, after seizing prohibited items from importing milk and chicken by a security force from Taking out these goods, investigation committees were formed, officers were punished, imprisoned and tried, and all of this will not happen after the changes that were made under the direction of the Prime Minister because the employee will feel safe and will not repeat thanks to the Special Forces battalion stationed at the gate and a rapid response to address the situation to prevent any abuse.

He pointed out that “there is continuous coordination with the Operations Command around the clock, and three officers from the Authority have been assigned to work in the Joint Operations Command, liaison officers in the operations room, their mission is to communicate around the clock with the outlets and operations command to coordinate and exchange information to succeed the Prime Minister’s plan to impose the prestige of the state “.

He explained, “The procedures included the replacement of all border border managers in addition to their assistants, and a vision was presented to the Prime Minister regarding the application of this approach in the remaining departments operating in the outlets, which includes (15) departments in each outlet and in it are corrupt and righteous employees.”

He stressed that “the Border Ports Authority is the first government institution to change on the basis of integrity and efficiency within four months and after that there is an evaluation, which proves its efficiency remains or is replaced by another,” noting that “a study was presented to rotate all workers but it needs time with that has been started With the change in the most important departments and the rest gradually gradually, and a group of customs was recently replaced and all this change will have a great positive return on the country. ”

The Head of the Ports Authority revealed a plan to link the ports in the Kurdistan region to the federal outlets, stressing that there are eleven outlets in the Kurdistan region, of which only six are officially recognized from Baghdad and there are five informal outlets, explaining that “there is a real plan for connecting the ports in the region With outlets in the federal government soon. ”

He added that “there is a decision No. (13) for the year 2019, as the second paragraph of it stipulated that all the ports of the region should be linked to the federal ports, but so far it has not been implemented, and we have not reached any solution during the many discussions and meetings for more than a year,” noting that ” During the recent delegation’s visit to Baghdad to solve the problem of salaries, the issue of outlets was discussed and the delegation stated that any decision taken by the federal government must be presented to the Kurdistan Parliament for approval, and the delegation was asked to expedite the resolution of this issue.

Al-Waeli pointed out that “the prime minister’s vision is to tighten control over the federal ports and then go to the ports file in the region,” stressing that “the Ports Authority does not want to enter into a dispute with the region and seeks to solve this file through meetings and exchange of visions and in the event that it is not done Finding a solution, there will be other alternatives such as returning customs points or placing specialized authorities in the field of customs and customs and organized crime on the way to the main entrances to Mosul, Kirkuk and Diyala in order to impose fees on incoming goods.

Al-Waeli called for “the necessity of working on one agricultural calendar to ensure that the prohibited items from the region do not enter the rest of the provinces.”

Al-Waeli pointed out that “after the Corona crisis, most of the border ports with Iran and Kuwait were closed and only Trebil, Al-Qaim and the important seaports remained at seven outlets, and two important points were achieved. And food, that is, without fees, “noting that” this measure affected revenues and there are customs exemptions on some items. ”

He explained that “the Supreme Committee for National Safety issued several decisions, including the issue of airports, and stipulated that protection methods should be followed to prevent corona infection,” noting that the decision to open airports came in the wake of the urgent need of the citizen, which led to the establishment of a mechanism to tighten the entry, exit and return of travelers.

Al-Waeli stressed that “movement was carried out on the eastern outlets of the country first for the outbreak of the Corona epidemic in Iran, so the ban on it then came from the outlets of the region and with Kuwait as well, unlike what happened in Syria and Jordan, and secondly is the subject of abuse that was occurring in these outlets more than others.” He pointed out that “Trebil’s port with Jordan is stable and generates high revenues. As for Syria, there are three outlets which are Rabia, Al-Qa’im and Al-Walid, two of them are suspended from work due to terrorism, only the existing one works and the exchange volume is weak.”

He noted that “the Safwan outlet is closed until now for the information that the work has been resumed from the twenty-third of this month, but it has not been officially opened and there is no commercial exchange because the corresponding Abdali outlet in Kuwait is closed,” stressing that “the outlets with Iran opened two days a week.” .

Al-Waeli stated that “the commission deals with all the outlets and with all the neighboring countries with a single standard and there is no difference between them, and the prime minister sent a delegation ten days ago headed by the Minister of Finance,” explaining that “among the important topics discussed is the opening of the Arar outlet with Saudi Arabia and Preparing all requirements in terms of the operating departments, all of them are present, and most of the preparations have been completed, “noting that” eighty-five percent of the passenger line with the Saudi side has been accomplished with a Saudi grant, but the work was stopped due to the Corona pandemic and the Saudi side asked to resume work and see the needs, there is a will It is real to open this outlet and the joint operations command was contacted, which confirmed that the road is completely secure. ”

He pointed out that “all meetings concerning the joint ports with Kuwait indicated that the Kuwaiti side allocated a grant to build the Safwan border port and requested that the land and the required plans be allocated,” explaining that “the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers sent a letter to Basra Governorate and the General Secretariat to prepare requirements with the Kuwaiti side and start to The construction of this port in record time and on high specifications of sophistication and sophistication. ”

Al-Waeli stressed that “there are procedures to protect the product in all outlets and that an important meeting with the National Security and all leaders was conducted and its focus was how to protect the national product by preventing the entry of some materials and it was agreed upon decisions that will be issued soon that will limit their entry, stressing that” there is seriousness and will to protect The national product and no one will be allowed to tamper with public money. ”

Al-Waeli pointed out that “the volume of revenue and since the beginning of this year until now has reached five hundred and thirty-seven billion dinars,” noting that “in 2018 revenue in sixteen border outlets reached one trillion, one hundred and eighty seven billion, two hundred and seventy-seven million dinars.”

He continued that “the revenues achieved in 2019 amounted to one trillion two hundred and forty three billion and eighty four million dinars in seventeen outlets,” noting that “it is always repeated in the media that the outlets are supposed to earn ten billion dollars compared to what is paid from the bills to the central bank and it must be Noting that most merchants who take bills from the central bank do not deal with them in the right way, such as the merchant withdrawing a billion dollars to import electrical and home appliances while in fact he imports cheap materials such as paper towels by one hundred million and the rest uses it for other things, and there is forgery of documents and bills and the matter does not return For the authority of the ports, but to the Central Bank and other parties, but there is a determination to tighten control and achieve higher revenues.

Al-Ghanimi: Al-Kazemi is ready to solve all problems with the Kurdistan Region

Kurdish women

Masroor Barzani

Othman Al-Ghanmi

2020-07-29 11:02

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Shafaq News / The Minister of the Interior of the Federal Government, Othman Al-Ghanimi, confirmed on Wednesday the willingness of the President of the Federal Government, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, to solve all problems with the Kurdistan Region.

This came during his reception by the head of the regional government, Masroor Barzani, according to a statement issued by the latter’s office, which was received by Shafaq News.

The statement stated that “the meeting discussed the relations between the Kurdistan Region and the federal government, and ways to enhance joint security cooperation were discussed in particular in the border areas and the Kurdish areas outside the administration of the Kurdistan Regional Government to address terrorism.”

Al-Ghanmi pointed out “the difficult conditions that Iraq and the Kurdistan Region are going through in light of the Corona virus pandemic in addition to the financial crisis, which requires cooperation and coordination between the two sides to resolve all outstanding differences.”

The Interior Minister said, “Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi is ready to solve all problems with the Kurdistan Region.”

For his part, the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government expressed readiness to solve the outstanding problems with the federal government in a fundamental way and within the framework of the constitution, in a manner that guarantees the constitutional rights of the Kurdistan Region and is in the interest of all Iraqis.

Barzani had expressed during his cabinet meeting, earlier Wednesday, his hope to reach a “balanced” agreement with the federal government after the Eid al-Adha holiday.

In a meeting of the Kurdistan government .. Barzani hopes for a “balanced agreement” with Baghdad after the holiday

Kurdish women’s

Masroor Barzani

2020-07-29 08:17

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Shafaq News / The Kurdistan Regional Council of Ministers held today, Wednesday, its regular session headed by Prime Minister Masrour Barzani and with the participation of his deputy, Qubad Talabani, through a closed-circuit television system (video conferencing).

The regional government said in a statement received to Shafaq News Agency, that Barzani touched at the beginning of the meeting, the positive atmosphere and understandings generated by the talks between the political parties in the Kurdistan Region to end internal tensions. Grades and increased support for the Kurdistan Regional Government .

After that, the Prime Minister indicated, according to the statement, the importance of the presence of government ministers in the hosting sessions in the Kurdistan Parliament, and he gave them, on behalf of the Cabinet, his sincere thanks, given their information and clarifications in response to inquiries from members of Parliament, as well as the price of the President of the Council The ministers coordinate and work in the spirit of one team in the ninth ministerial formation of the Kurdistan Regional Government .

The relevant ministers presented, according to their competence, a summary of the answers to the questions of the parliamentarians in my sessions on the 27th and 28th of this month, which focused on several files, including the situation in the Kurdish areas outside the administration of the region, and measures to combat the Corona virus, in addition to the financial and economic situation in the region and the latest developments Discussions with the federal government .

During the meeting, the Prime Minister highlighted the latest developments of the talks between the Kurdistan Region and the federal government, and indicated that they are continuing and that the Territory government is once again showing its willingness to fulfill its constitutional obligations in exchange for securing constitutional rights and entitlements for the region, especially since there are a number of proposals that Aim to come to an agreement .

The Prime Minister affirmed: “We hope, and at the earliest opportunity, that these talks, after the Eid holiday, result in a balanced agreement in which the interests of both sides are taken into account .”

The Cabinet stressed the necessity of continuing the plans aimed at overcoming the current economic crisis, focusing efforts to secure financial dues and salaries, which is a priority for the government .

 And at the end of the meeting, the Council of Ministers discussed the preventive health procedures and instructions for combating the pandemic corona virus, especially during the Eid al – Adha, and in the light of that the face of the Council of Ministers operating rooms to take appropriate action for the safety of citizens .

The central bank lends Al-Kazemi’s government 8 trillion dinars



2020-07-29 07:19

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Shafaq News / Parliamentary Finance Committee revealed, on Wednesday, that the government borrowed from the central bank 8 trillion dinars, while it confirmed that the salaries of employees and retirees will become fully insured until the end of 2020.

“The approval of the House of Representatives for local and external borrowing contributed to securing the salaries of employees and retirees during the current months,” the committee’s rapporteur, Ahmed Al-Saffar, told Shafaq News .

He added that “the government went to borrow eight trillion dinars from the central bank, despite the parliament’s approval to borrow 15 trillion dinars from the bank and local banks .”

And Al-Saffar said, “The rise in oil prices will contribute to alleviating the financial crisis in the country. Therefore, the salaries of employees and retirees will become fully insured until the end of 2020.”

And the Iraqi parliament (parliament) approved, on June 24 last, a  draft law that allows the government internal and external borrowing to fill the financial deficit in the country.

Iraq is going through a severe financial crisis due to the drop in oil prices since the outbreak of the Corona virus, which led to fears of the impact of the decline and the lack of revenue on the federal budget for 2020 and the impact of the operational budget and the salaries of government employees and retirees .

Iraq has not approved the 2020 budget so far as a result of the continuous protests since last October, which led to the resignation of the previous government headed by Adel Abdul-Mahdi and its transformation into a caretaker government that is not empowered to send the draft budget budget to parliament.

Iraq And Canada Sign A Memorandum Of Cooperation For The Securities Commission

On July 28, 2020

(Independent) … The Iraqi Securities Commission announced that it has signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Iraqi Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, with the aim of strengthening cooperation between the two institutions in the areas of technical support services, training program and information exchange.

In a statement he received (Al-Mustaqbalah), the head of the commission, Alaa Abdul Hussein Al-Saadi, said: “This agreement works to facilitate joint cooperation between the authority and the Iraqi Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to intensify work through training programs for Iraqi cadres on best practices in the field of financial markets for Developing financial markets and financial services in particular, in a way that reflects positively on the work environment in the financial markets in Iraq.

Al-Saadi pointed out that “the commission completed the issuance of its report for the second semester of the year 2020 on the movement of trades and financial indicators in the Iraq Stock Exchange, as trading in this chapter was greatly affected by the consequences of the Krone pandemic, which led to reduced trading sessions, and despite that, the volume of trading for this chapter It has exceeded 17 billion dinars for the regular and secondary markets, with a number of shares amounting to about 35 million shares, where the telecommunications and banking sectors led these trades.

It is worth noting that the Securities Commission possesses many future plans and procedures that it intends to take during the coming period, once the Authority’s council is formed and a new law is issued that would increase these trades and increase the attractiveness of financial markets in Iraq in a way that leads to its development or the creation of new financial markets such as a commodity market in Iraq, which will be reflected in the overall Iraqi economy, which possesses many undiscovered constituents and reservoirs that constitute promising investment opportunities in the future. (End)

Al-Kazemi and Blashardt discuss five files


Jenin Hennes Blackshart


2020-07-29 07:07

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Shafak News / Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi received today, Wednesday, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jenin Henness Blashardt. During the meeting, they discussed cooperation between Iraq and the United Nations, supporting stability in the country, and they also discussed early elections and the ongoing preparations for them. , At a date to be announced later.

Al-Kazemi stressed the importance and role of the United Nations in supporting the Independent Electoral Commission in the technical and training fields, pointing to the government’s keenness that the elections be free and fair, adhere to international standards, and meet the aspirations and aspirations of the Iraqi people, and exceed all the mistakes that accompanied the previous elections. 

He noted that his government is determined to ensure logistical support for the early elections, and to provide technical supplies, a safe environment, and special financial allocations for it. According to a statement from his office. 

He also added that the peaceful demonstrations were discussed during the meeting, as a right guaranteed by the Iraqi constitution, where Al-Kazemi indicated that the government’s duty is to protect the peaceful demonstrations and respond to the legitimate demands of the demonstrators, and it is serious to end investigations on this file.


The meeting also discussed the security situation in Kirkuk, the Sinjar district in Nineveh Governorate and other areas, and the efforts of the United Nations Mission there.

Five days vacation in Kurdistan on the occasion of Eid al-Adha

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The Kurdistan Regional Government announced, on Wednesday, the blessed holiday of Eid al-Adha.

“The Eid al-Adha holiday will be from July 31 to the fourth Tuesday of August,” provincial government spokesman Gutiar Adel said in a statement.

And that “the holiday includes government departments, to resume working next Wednesday.”

Al-Rafidain and Al-Rasheed direct the resumption of working hours tomorrow Thursday to complete the payment of salaries



2020-07-29 06:40

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Shafaq News / Al-Rafidain and Al-Rashid banks were directed, on Wednesday, to resume work on Thursday in some of its branches to complete the payment of employees salaries.

The media office of the bank said in a statement that “according to the directives of the bank’s general manager and in coordination with the Central Bank of Iraq, it has been decided to resume work on Thursday for the branches that have resettlement and include paying salaries.”

He stressed “the need to adhere to the preventive measures against the Corona virus.”

And Rafidain Bank began this week to distribute the salaries of employees and retirees, and before Eid al-Adha.

For his part, the general manager of Al-Rasheed Bank directed the bank’s branches in Baghdad and the provinces and authorized to pay the salaries of employees and retirees to open their doors for tomorrow, Thursday, to pay the salaries of all state employees and retirees before the days of Eid al-Adha 

The Iraqi government decided to impose a comprehensive curfew during Eid al-Adha, in an effort to reduce the infection of the Corona virus, which has spread widely in Iraq.

The Supreme Committee for Health and Safety said, during a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, on Sunday, that the ban will start from Thursday, June 30, until Sunday, August 9. To be considered in the ban after the Eid holiday.

The Iraqi Minister of Interior arrives in the Kurdistan Region

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Othman Al-Ghanmi

2020-07-29 03:19

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Shafaq News / The Iraqi Interior Minister, Othman Al-Ghanmi, arrived on Wednesday in the city of Arbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region .

A well-informed source told Shafaq News, that Al-Ghanmi had arrived in Arbil to meet the region’s interior minister, Riber Ahmed .

The source added that the two ministers will discuss joint security issues in addition to other files related to the national card, nationality, passports and traffic departments.