Parliamentary Finance reveals the details of the 2020 budget and confirms that it will reach Parliament next week


Al-Maliki’s office reveals the details of a “private” visit to Iran




2020-09-13 14:14

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Shafaq News / The media office of the head of the State of Law coalition, Nouri al-Maliki revealed, on Thursday, the details of the latter’s “special” visit to Iran.

The office said in a statement received by Shafaq News, “The head of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, arrived this evening in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on a special visit that would take several days.”

He added, “It is hoped that al-Maliki will meet a number of Iranian officials, and he will also conduct routine medical examinations during the visit.” 

An informed political source told Shafaq News earlier today, Sunday, that “the Secretary-General of the Islamic Dawa Party and the head of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, arrived in Iran on an unannounced visit in advance, and the reasons for which are unknown.

Iraq bans entry to Iranian and foreign visitors in the “fortieth season”

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Iraqi health workers measure the temperature of worshipers before entering the mosque in Kufa on Friday (AP)

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The Iraqi authorities have taken a decision not to allow entry of Iranian and foreign visitors to the country during the season of “the forty visit” to Karbala, which falls on the seventh of next October.

No official statement was issued by the Iraqi authorities in this regard, but Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced this yesterday, Saturday, during his speech at the meeting of the National Center to confront “Corona”.

Iranian media quoted President Rouhani as saying that “the worsening situation of Corona in Iraq and Iran will not allow Iranian visitors to go to this country in Imam Hussein’s forties.”

Rouhani added, “The Iraqi government has informed us that Iraq will not receive visitors from other countries on this occasion,” noting that “the ceremonies in Iran will take place in a limited way, with careful attention to health protocols.”

Iraq witnessed unprecedented statistics recorded of new cases with {Covid-19} in the last month, bringing the total confirmed infections to more than 285 thousand injuries.

On the other hand, Iraq, yesterday, the most famous sports star in the country was the coach and star of the former national football team, Nazem Shaker, after his death from his infection with the Corona virus. And Iraq previously lost the famous international player, Ahmed Radi, and coach Ali Hadi, as a result of their infection with the virus.

A majestic convoy toured the body of Captain Nazem Shaker, the streets of the city of Erbil in the Kurdistan region, in which he died, in preparation for his transport to Baghdad, where he will be buried.

Large sectors of Iraqis expressed their sadness at the departure of Shakir, the day before yesterday (Friday), after the deterioration of his health in a hospital in Erbil.

The Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, offered his condolences on the death of the Iraqi football star Nazem Shaker, as did his former companion in the national team and current Minister of Sports Adnan Darjal.

In his first statement … a spokesman for the international coalition describes the reduction of the American presence as “good news” and talks about “supporting the crowd.”

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The spokesman for the international coalition forces, Colonel Wayne Maruto, on Sunday (September 13, 2020), described the nature of the tasks of the coalition forces in the coming days, while he confirmed that the international coalition forces support the Popular Mobilization Forces.

In a televised statement, Maruto said, “The international coalition forces are coordinating all their movements with the Iraqi government in their campaign to eliminate ISIS in Iraq and Syria,” noting that “the international coalition forces are currently limited to providing advice and information to the Iraqi forces in order to eliminate what Remains of the terrorist organization. ”

He added, “The Iraqi forces are fully prepared to defeat ISIS at the present time, and there is no need to train our forces for them, and what they need from us is advice only.”

A spokesman for the international coalition said, “Its forces support the popular crowd because it is part of the Iraqi forces.”

On the reduction of US forces in Iraq, Maruto said, “The withdrawal of the United States of America of its forces from Iraq is good news, because these forces and the coalition forces were present at the request of the Iraqi government, and this means that there is progress and success achieved in the capabilities of Iraqi forces to confront ISIS.”

The spokesman for the international coalition, Colonel Miles Caggins, confirmed Saturday (05 September 2020) that the coalition has no problems with the Popular Mobilization Forces, while noting that the crowd made sacrifices and martyrs in the battles against ISIS.

Colonel Miles Caggins said, in a televised interview that she followed (Baghdad Today), that “the Popular Mobilization Forces had a major role in the war against ISIS, and they made sacrifices and martyrs, and the Iraqi forces in general have provided more human losses in fighting ISIS than we did because they are from Fought on the ground. ”

Caggins stressed: “We have no problem with the popular crowd, and a large portion of its fighters are in their areas to protect them, and there is also a crowd to protect the holy shrines and those most prominent, and there is also a crowd of Sunnis and it is not limited to Shiites.”

The spokesman for the International Coalition indicated, “There is no need for the international coalition forces to remain in Iraq after the threat of ISIS has passed away, which is trying to return, establish concentration and find strengths, and currently they are located outside cities such as the Hamrin hills and the Anbar desert, and we believe that permanently reinforcing the borders with Syria is necessary.” And for your information, ISIS members can no longer cross smoothly, and those who come enter through smuggling. ”

He continued, “The international coalition forces have provided the Iraqi forces with advanced tools in the towers to prevent the entry of ISIS militants across the borders,” indicating that “the international coalition does not carry out any strikes inside Iraq without the approval of its government, and what is carried out outside Iraq against any party that is not carried out by coalition aircraft, we only We are there to fight ISIS. ”

The US ambassador in Baghdad: We support the Iraqi government’s plans to develop its economy and security

Baghdad / Al-Akhbariya:

The US ambassador to Baghdad, Matthew Toller, confirmed, on Sunday, his country’s support for the Iraqi government’s plans to develop the private and economic sector.

The media office of the Minister of Finance said in a statement received by Al-Akhbariya, that “Finance Minister Ali Allawi met today 9/13/2020 in a library in Baghdad with the US ambassador to Iraq,” noting that “during the meeting, mechanisms for strengthening economic and financial cooperation were reviewed and discussed. Between the two countries”.

For his part, the American ambassador affirmed his country’s “full support for the plans and procedures that the Iraqi government is following, especially with regard to reforming and developing the economic and financial sector under the current circumstances.”

Parliamentary Finance: The Kurdistan government is satisfied with its share in the federal budget

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MP for the National Union, a member of the Finance Committee, Sherwan Mirza, confirmed, on Sunday, that the Kurdistan region is satisfied with its share in the fiscal budget for the year 2020.

Mirza said that the percentage of the Kurdistan region in the federal budget for the year 2020 is 12.67, about 12 trillion Iraqi dinars.

He added: The draft financial budget bill has not yet reached the House of Representatives, pointing out that the Council of Ministers will hold a meeting on Monday on the special budget for 2020, and then the project will be transferred to the House of Representatives.

He stressed that the Kurdistan Region is satisfied with its share in the fiscal budget for the year 2020, noting that the salaries of the Peshmerga rose in the 2020 budget to 76 billion dinars, meaning that the annual allocations of the peshmerga salaries are 912 billion dinars.

Document .. Assigning a Kurdish brigade to a high position in the Iraqi interior


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Shafaq News / The Iraqi Interior Ministry decided to transfer a Kurdish major general from the Presidency of the Republic and assign him to a high position in the ministry .

According to a ministerial order, Shafaq News Agency obtained a copy of it, signed by the  Minister of Interior, Othman Al-Ghanimi, for it was decided, “The transfer of Major General (Simco Nazim Amin Taha) from the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic / 1 to the Ministry of Interior and assigning him the duties of the position of Assistant Undersecretary for Federal Security Affairs. ” .

Al-Ghanmi indicated, according to the official book, that this measure “came in implementation of a diwani order from the Prime Minister’s Office.”

Al-Kazemi: The government is determined to hold accountable those involved in the blood of Iraqis

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Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi confirmed, today, Sunday, that the government is determined to hold accountable those involved in the blood of Iraqis, while indicating that the reference path and its guidelines are our permanent guide towards achieving the aspirations of our people in early free, fair and fair elections.

In a statement, Al-Kazemi said, “With an abundance of appreciation, respect and gratitude, we have received the directives of His Eminence, the Supreme Leader, Ali Al-Sistani (may God bless him), during his reception with Jenin Blashardt, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to Iraq,” stressing that “the path of the rational reference and its guidelines that represent the starting points The priorities of the honorable Iraqi people are our permanent guide towards achieving the aspirations of our people in early, free, fair and just elections, and for the government to continue the steps it has taken on the path to preserving sovereignty, imposing the prestige of the state and fighting corruption despite the challenges and obstacles it has faced.

He added, “The government is determined to hold accountable those involved in Iraqi blood, and the first stage of verification and investigation procedures has ended by counting the victims of the martyrs and wounded of the events of October 2019 and its aftermath, and the second stage of judicial investigation will soon begin, identifying those involved in Iraqi blood and handing them over to justice,” indicating “The reference was and still is indicating defects and weaknesses for the sake of the common good, and warns of the dangerous consequences, God forbid, that wrong policies have created on the future of our dear homeland, its unity, territorial integrity and the dignity of its people.”

Al-Kazemi added, “We pledge to our people, and we pledge to our rational authority, to be faithful to the covenant and steadfast on the path of reform, to advance the interests of the nation and take care of the rights of people with justice, and we do not fear the right to blame.”

All its members must attend .. Kurdistan Parliament announces the program for Tuesday’s session

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The Presidency of the Kurdistan Regional Parliament announced, on Sunday, the work program for the fifth session of the fall semester, which will be held next Tuesday.

A statement to Parliament stated that “based on the provisions of Article Five, paragraphs (First, Second, and Third) of Article (16) and Paragraph (Third) of Article (18) and paragraphs (First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth) of Article (20) and Articles (47, 48, 52) 54, 55, 56, and 57) of the bylaws of the Parliament of Kurdistan – Iraq, the Presidency of the Parliament decided that the program of work for the regular session No. (5) for the fall semester for the second year of the fifth session of the parliament election is as follows:

The first paragraph included the work program according to Parliament statement Continue the second reading of the draft law (the placement of employees in the Kurdistan region – Iraq) in accordance with the provisions of Articles (87, 88, 89) of the internal system of the Kurdistan Parliament.

The second paragraph of the program included voting on a proposed law (rights and duties of patients in the Kurdistan Region), in accordance with the provisions of Articles (90, 91, 93, 96, 97) of the internal system of the Kurdistan Parliament.

The Presidency of Kurdistan Parliament called on all members to attend the fifth session, according to a circular seen by Shafaq News Agency, addressed to all members of Parliament.

According to the circular, according to the provisions of paragraph (third) of Article (18) of the bylaws of the Parliament of Kurdistan – Iraq, it was decided to invite all parliament members to the fifth (5) regular session of the fall semester of the second year of the fifth electoral cycle of the Kurdistan – Iraq Parliament at an hour ( 2) From the afternoon of Tuesday 9/15/2020, inviting everyone to attend at the appointed time.

After Saleh and Al-Kazemi .. Al-Halbousi announces his position on Sistani’s directives


Mohammed Al-Halbousi

The Sistani reference

2020-09-13 11:54

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Shafaq News / The Iraqi Parliament Speaker, Muhammad al-Halbousi announced, on Sunday, his support for the directives of the Supreme Religious Authority, Ali al-Sistani, which he presented today during his meeting with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jeanine Hennes Blaskhart.

Al-Halbousi said in a tweet to him, “The early and fair elections, confronting corruption in action and not in words, imposing law, the prestige of the state, withdrawing uncontrolled weapons, state sovereignty and rejection of outside interference are constants confirmed by the rational authority, which express the aspirations of the Iraqi people.”

He added, “We were, are, and will continue to work on it in order to build a state of citizenship and institutions.”

The supreme religious authority, Mr. Ali al-Sistani, during his meeting with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jeanine Hennes Plasschaert, announced his support for holding early elections as scheduled (June 2021), and the necessity of the necessary conditions that give their results credibility and confidence, and the completion of the government program in the application of social justice, Prosecuting criminals, combating corruption, enhancing the performance of security forces, imposing prestige of the state and confining weapons in its hands.

These directives were welcomed by the Presidents of the Republic, Barham Salih, and the ministers, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, who confirmed their support for holding early, free and fair elections.