Foreign Minister: We explained to the Iranian side the dangers of withdrawing US forces from Iraq

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Today, Wednesday, Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein confirmed that he explained to the Iranian side the risks of withdrawing US forces from Iraq.

Hussein said in a televised interview that she followed (Baghdad Today), “We explained to the Iranian side the dangers of withdrawing US forces from Iraq, and we also made contacts with Western foreign ministers to urge the United States to return from its decision to withdraw from Iraq,” stressing, “Continuing communication with the American side at levels several”.

He added that “there is a decision to stop the attacks on Western embassies in Baghdad,” noting that “an investigation has been opened into the attacks.”

He explained that “the security of the US embassy in Iraq is a very sensitive matter, especially during the period of the American elections, and targeting an American convoy on the Baghdad airport road is wrong and sends dangerous messages.”

And that “the only American requirement to maintain diplomatic representation in Iraq is not to target the US embassy,” noting that “Washington asked us a question about the Iraqi government’s ability to prevent attacks on diplomatic missions.”

He continued: “More than 20 countries expressed their concern and seriously about the security of the embassy in Iraq, and demanded the necessity of stopping the attacks on diplomatic missions, but no country hinted to withdraw its embassy if the US embassy in Baghdad closed.”

He stressed the need to “build good relations with neighboring countries through state institutions,” stressing that “our relationship with Iran is good and we are trying to restore the good historical relationship with Turkey.”

The Foreign Minister denied, “knowing any information about the representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations reaching an agreement with the leaders of the Popular Mobilization Forces.”

Regarding the elections, Hussein commented, “I hope that early elections will be held on time, but the preparatory procedures are slow. Therefore, I do not expect them to take place on time due to the lack of completion of the preparations.”

On the American presence in Iraq, the Foreign Minister emphasized, “The government committed itself to the decision of Parliament and started a dialogue on the withdrawal of foreign forces and reached results, as there are understandings with the American side about the redeployment of American forces,” pointing out that “the technical committee that will be formed after the elections The American government will decide the timing of the withdrawal. ”

He continued: “The withdrawal of American diplomats will affect the training and arming of the Iraqi security services. Therefore, we must determine the extent of our need for foreign forces in Iraq, according to the security data.”

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The European Union announces that it has taken a number of steps to remove Iraq from the list of high risk countries

Baghdad / Al-Akhbariya:

Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein affirmed that Iraq is looking forward to activating bilateral relations with the European Union countries in light of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, while the European Union ambassador announced that steps will be taken to remove Iraq from the list of high-risk countries.

A Foreign Ministry statement received by Al-Akhbariya stated that Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein held a meeting with European Union ambassadors in Iraq, and the minister reviewed the efforts of the Iraqi government in the field of securing missions and organizing their work in Iraq, expressing aspiration to activate cooperation relations in light of the signed cooperation and partnership agreement. Between the two sides.

The statement added, as they discussed the situation of European non-governmental organizations in Iraq, and the need to overcome obstacles that hinder their work. The measures taken by the European Union in the field of facilitating the work of Iraqi airlines were discussed during the meeting.

For his part, the minister promised to overcome all difficulties and obstacles in various fields.

For his part, the European Union ambassador, who was present at the meeting, stated that a number of steps have been taken to overcome technical obstacles in cooperation with the Central Bank of Iraq regarding removing Iraq from the list of high-risk countries in the field of terrorist financing and money laundering.

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Foreign Minister to the United Nations representative: The government has made efforts to secure the green and the airport

07-10-2020 10:51 PM

Baghdad – news

Today, Wednesday, Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein, during his meeting with the United Nations representative in Iraq, Jenin Blasharat, confirmed that the government has made great efforts to establish security in the Green Zone and Baghdad International Airport.

A Foreign Ministry statement, of which Al-Akhbariya received a copy, stated that “Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein met with Jenin Blashardt, representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and head of the UNAMI mission in Iraq,” indicating that “the two parties discussed developments in Iraq, especially the strengthening of security in vital areas, They also discussed the most important developments in the political situation in the region, and their implications for security and stability.

Minister Hussein affirmed that “the government has made great efforts to establish security, including the Green Zone and the airport. He also informed it of the results of the political meetings that he conducted,” stressing “the importance of strengthening the relationship between the UN organization and Iraq, and providing support in preparing for early elections.”

According to the statement, Blashart presented the most recent meetings that she held with the various Iraqi parties regarding developments in the political and security situation.

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State Department: The only US requirement to maintain diplomatic representation is not to target the embassy

Time: 10/07/2020 22:54:58

(Baghdad: Al Furat News) Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein confirmed today, Wednesday, the continuation of communication with the US side on several levels.

Hussein said in a televised interview: “We continue to communicate with the American side at several levels, and we have contacted Western foreign ministers to urge the United States to return to its decision to withdraw from Iraq.”

He added, “There is a decision to stop the attacks on Western embassies in Baghdad, and to open an investigation into the attacks,” denying his knowledge of “any information about the representative of the United Nations Secretary-General reaching an agreement with the Popular Mobilization Forces.”

He continued, “We explained to the Iranian side the dangers of withdrawing US forces from Iraq.”

And that “the security of the US embassy in Iraq is a very sensitive issue, especially during the American elections,” noting that “targeting an American convoy on the Baghdad airport road is wrong and sends dangerous messages.”

Hussein stressed, “There are understandings with the American side about the redeployment of American forces.”

He pointed out that “the technical committee that will be formed after the US elections will decide the timing of the withdrawal.”

He added, “We must determine the extent of our need for foreign forces in Iraq, according to security data.”

He pointed out that “the decision of Parliament was adhered to and we started a dialogue on the withdrawal of foreign forces, and we reached results.”

He explained that “the only American requirement to maintain diplomatic representation in Iraq is not to target the US embassy. Washington asked us a question about the ability of the Iraqi government to prevent attacks on diplomatic missions.”

Regarding the targeting of the Quds Force commander, Qassem Soleimani, and the deputy head of the Mobilization Authority, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, it is “a

matter that takes its legal course.”

He explained: “No country has hinted to withdraw its embassy in the event that the US embassy in Baghdad is closed,” noting that “more than twenty countries have expressed their serious concern over the security of the embassy in Iraq.”

He pointed out that “a number of countries have informed Iraq of the need to stop attacks on diplomatic missions,” stressing that “the withdrawal of American diplomats will affect the training and arming of the Iraqi security services.”

He also stressed that “isolating Iraq from the countries of the world was a mistake and continuing at this time would be disastrous, and the diplomatic vacuum in Iraq may lead to a security vacuum that is exploited by ISIS or others.”

And he said, “Our relationship with Iran is good, and we are trying to restore the good historical relationship with Turkey.”

He stressed that “the evaluation of Adel Abdul Mahdi’s government must take into account the working conditions of that government.”

He pointed out that “I do not expect that the elections will be held on time due to the lack of completion of the preparations.”

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A new directive from two government banks regarding salary distribution

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2020-10-07 11:13

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Shafaq News / The government banks, Al-Rafidain and Al-Rasheed, have directed their employees to resume Al-Daum tomorrow, Thursday, to distribute the employees’ salaries.

The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers decided to consider tomorrow (October 8) as an official holiday for the fortieth anniversary of Imam Al-Hussein, “peace be upon him.”

The media office of Al-Rafidain Bank stated in a statement received by Shafaq News, that “based on directions and follow-up by the bank’s general manager, it was decided to resume working hours in some bank branches that have the resettlement of state departments and whose financing has reached the bank and which are included in the resettlement process in order to complete the payment of salaries in the interest of General “.

For his part, the media office of Al-Rasheed Bank indicated that “the bank has directed all employees of its branches in Baghdad and the provinces to resume the official working hours tomorrow, Thursday, to pay the salaries of government departments, whose financing has reached the bank.”

He added, “The bank has started, since today, Wednesday, to raise salaries, after a notice of that was received from the Ministry of Finance.

The Ministry of Finance announced on Tuesday that the salaries of employees had been paid for the month of September, after being delayed for weeks.

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KRG FINANCE MINISTRY WILL ALIGN SALARY DISTRIBUTIONS WITH PAYMENTS FROM BAGHDAD: KRG CABINET

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SULAIMANI — The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Council of Ministers said on Wednesday (October 7) that it has directed the KRG Finance Ministry to prepare to rearrange public sector salary distributions to align with monthly transfers from the federal government.

Public servants in Kurdistan Region have not been paid since August, missing a disbursement that had been expected in late September. At the time, the KRG said it was waiting for a transfer from the federal government.

For its part, Baghdad has said it will send the money after it pays its own public sector workers, a process that has started. As a result, the transfer of 320 billion Iraqi dinars ($269 million) to Erbil is expected to happen shortly.

In April, the federal government cut off all budget transfers to the KRG after the latter failed to send any of the 250,000 barrels of oil per day that it is required to under the 2019 federal budget law.

In response, the KRG has repeatedly delayed and cut payments to its public sector workers and social program beneficiaries.

The two sides agreed to a temporary budget deal in August, under which Baghdad would send 320 billion Iraqi dinars per month in return for the Kurdistan Region bringing customs procedures under control of the federal government.

While a critical component of its finances, the money from Baghdad still leaves Erbil far short of what it needs to pay its full wage bill.

In early September, KRG officials announced that the coming disbursement would be cut by eighteen percent.

(NRT Digital Media)

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Federal Finance gives good news to start disbursing salaries

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2020-10-07 10:52

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Shafaq News / The Iraqi Ministry of Finance announced on Wednesday that it will pay the back salaries of state employees for the month of September.

The ministry said in a statement received by Shafaq News, that it “today started the process of financing arrears of salaries.”

She added that “a large number of ministries and government departments were fully funded today, and the process will continue on Sunday with other departments.” 

And she added, “The Ministry of Finance, the Accounting and Banking Department, will make every effort to complete the procedures for disbursing the salaries of state departments and provinces.”

She pointed to “the launch of government banks today the salaries of all government departments and self-financing companies,” noting that “the Rafidain and Rasheed banks will continue working tomorrow and the day after for the purpose of disbursing salaries for the central financing that was funded today.”

The ministry called for “not to pay attention to false or fabricated news, and to rely on the ministry’s bulletins   as reliable.”

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Approval of the inclusion of Iraq among the shareholders of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

07.10.2020 | 14:55 GMT

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The headquarters of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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Today, Wednesday, the governors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development approved Iraq’s request to become a shareholder in the bank.

The request was approved during the annual meeting of the bank, which was held in a virtual session due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is a multilateral development bank that uses investment as a tool to help build market economies and was founded in 1991.

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Al Rasheed Bank directs its branches to resume work tomorrow, Thursday

Editing date: 10/7/2020 14:23

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, Al-Rasheed Bank instructed , on Wednesday, all employees of its branches in Baghdad and the provinces to resume official working hours tomorrow, Thursday, to pay employees’ salaries.

“The bank instructed all employees of its branches in Baghdad and the provinces to resume the official working hours, tomorrow, Thursday, to pay the salaries of government departments, whose financing reached the bank,” the bank’s media office said in a statement.

And he added, “The bank started, as of today, Wednesday, to raise salaries, after notice of that was received from the Finance Ministry.

The Ministry of Finance announced yesterday, Tuesday, that it will pay employees salaries for the month of September.

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The Central Bank of Iraq announces decisions in light of financial distress

Editing date: 10/7/2020 14:34

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The Central Bank of Iraq said today, Wednesday, a statement that the Tigris showed to a copy of it: “In response to the economic conditions that our country is going through, and in order to contribute to alleviating the burdens of borrowers in light of the current financial distress, the Central Bank of Iraq decided to amend the time limit set within its own initiative By financing the housing fund and real estate bank loans (the five trillion initiative), so that the new time limit will be (15) years instead of (10) years, with a retroactive effect. ”

He stressed that “I will continue to take all necessary measures to contribute to creating a banking system capable of responding to the challenges of the financial crisis and crossing the Iraqi economy to safety.”

It was also indicated that the bank announced on August 8, 2015, the launch of an initiative to support the banks of the agricultural, industrial and real estate sectors and the Housing Fund with loans amounting to five trillion dinars to revive the economic situation and financial liquidity.

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