Mr. Sistani’s office announces tomorrow’s completion of Zero and Monday, the first of Rabi` al-Awal

Time: 10/17/2020 20:19:43

(Baghdad: Al Furat News) The Office of the Supreme Religious Authority, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, “may his shadow” be maintained in Najaf, announced that tomorrow is the completion of the month of Safar, and Monday will be the first of Rabi` al-Awal 1442

The office stated in a statement that Al-Furat News received a copy of it, that “it has not been proven that the crescent is sighted with the naked eye in Iraq and its vicinity after sunset on Saturday (the 29th of Safar Al-Muzaffar).”

He added, “From here, Sunday will be the last day of this month, and Monday, the first of Rabi` al-Awal, 1442, may God make it a month of goodness and blessing for all Muslims.”

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The United Nations condemns the burning of the Kurdistan flag and calls for dialogue

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Burning the headquarters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party

2020-10-17 17:22

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Shafaq News / On Saturday, the United Nations condemned  burning the flag of Kurdistan Region in the capital, Baghdad, calling for   dialogue to  address the problems.

“We express our deep concern about the burning of the flag of the Kurdistan region and the attack on the offices of the Kurdistan Democratic Party in Baghdad today,” the organization said in a statement received by Shafaq News.  

The UN stressed, “Acts of violence and intimidation must be condemned (and they are never a solution to the disagreement!),” Noting that “Iraq needs unity, stability and dialogue to address its many problems.”

Dozens of supporters of the Popular Mobilization Forces stormed the headquarters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, which is the fifth branch of the party, and set fire to it, in protest against statements by Hoshyar Zebari, a member of his political office, which they considered “offensive” to the crowd .

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The Commander in Chief Spokesman: We will not hesitate to take military action to catch the perpetrators of a country’s crime

2020/10/17 21:09

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Baghdad / Obelisk: The spokesman for the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Major General Yahya Rasoul, on Saturday, October 17, 2020, explained the focus on the intelligence effort in the incident of Balad district in Salah al-Din.

Rasul said, “The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, has directed to follow up and prosecute the perpetrators in the Al-Farhatiya incident in Balad district.

He added, “The Joint Operations Command immediately sent a committee to find out the incident, discuss the circumstances that accompanied the attack, and follow up the operation procedures in order to reach the perpetrators.”

He pointed out that “until this moment there is an investigation into the matter, and the investigation is underway, and we will reach the perpetrators to hold them accountable,” declaring, “We are focusing on the intelligence effort in this incident, and we will not hesitate at any moment to take military action to catch the perpetrators.”

On Saturday morning, unidentified gunmen killed 8 civilians and kidnapped 4 others in the Al-Farhatia area of Al-Ishaqi district within the Balad district in Salah al-Din.

And the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces decided, during the emergency meeting he held with the Ministerial Council for National Security, to refer those responsible from the forces holding the land to investigation, due to the failure in their security duties. 

Al-Kazemi issued directives to send a high-level security delegation to the judiciary to reassess the security zone and the forces holding the land, work to prosecute criminals, and submit a report on all events to the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces urgently.

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Al-Kazemi Office announces the arrest of 15 persons accused of burning the “Al-Parti” headquarters

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2020-10-17 12:39

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Shafaq News / The Office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi announced the arrest of 15 persons accused of burning the headquarters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party “Al-Parti” in Baghdad.

This came in a statement issued by Al-Kazemi’s office after the latter chaired an emergency session of the Ministerial Council for National Security.

The statement stated that “the council discussed the attack on the headquarters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party in Baghdad by a group of demonstrators, who violated the peaceful demonstrations, and resorted to violence by setting fire to the building.”

He added, “The council condemned this act and decided to open an investigation into the incident headed by the National Security Adviser, which includes examining the circumstances that accompanied the attack and assessing the role of the security forces responsible for protecting the building and its surroundings, in addition to prosecuting those involved after   15 people who violated the law were arrested.” “.

The Council affirmed its condemnation of this attack and its refusal to infringe on the prestige of the state, and affirmed that the government will take firm measures against those who try to break the prestige of the state and the rule of law.

In the same context, the Council called on the various political forces to exercise caution in making statements that could destabilize social peace, and to address crises through dialogue and through political channels.

The President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani, said in a statement that he had contacted Al-Kazemi to take legal measures against those involved in storming and burning the headquarters.

Baghdad also saw supporters of the crowd gathered in the two-story square, near the headquarters of Iraqi President Barham Salih. In Kirkuk, fighters and leaders of the Popular Mobilization Forces protested.

These protest rallies came in response to repeated calls from accounts on social media platforms affiliated with factions in the crowd close to Iran, including “Rubu’allah” and “Sabreen News”.

Zebari had called on the Iraqi government, during a television interview, recently, to clean up the Green Zone from “militia militia” factions, due to repeated attacks on diplomatic missions.

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Muqtada Al-Sadr: How long will violence remain in control in Iraq?

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Burning the headquarters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party

2020-10-17 12:37

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Shafaq News / On Saturday, the leader of the Sadr movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, denounced the use of violence instead of dialogue, warning that “civil peace” would be endangered .

Al-Sadr asked in a tweet on the “Twitter” website, seen by Shafaq News, “How long will violence remain in control in Iraq? ”

Al-Sadr   indicated that politicians, parties, and people are fighting, while he complained of gloating about what he called “the Joker “.

Al-Sadr concluded his tweet, regretting Iraq and offering condolences to the nation’s fans .

Shafaq News Agency publishes, below, a copy of Mr. Muqtada al-Sadr’s tweet.

Dozens of supporters of the Popular Mobilization Forces stormed the headquarters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, which is the fifth branch of the party, and set fire to it, in protest against statements by Hoshyar Zebari, a member of his political office, which they considered “offensive” to the crowd.

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The Peshmerga calls for unity: Underestimating the Kurdistan flag is a clear message

Editing date: 10/17/2020 19:34

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The Ministry of Peshmerga in the Kurdistan Regional Government condemned, on Saturday, the burning and disrespect of the Kurdistan flag strongly, as it is a supreme symbol of the Kurdish nation’s struggle and a symbol of peace, reconstruction and coexistence.

Dozens of supporters of the Popular Mobilization Forces stormed the headquarters of the fifth branch of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, located in the Karrada neighborhood in central Baghdad, and set fire to the headquarters and the Kurdish flag, in protest against the statements of the party leader Hoshyar Zebari.

A statement by the ministry stated, “The attack on the headquarters of any party or party and then underestimating the flag of Kurdistan is a clear message, which requires speeding up the abandonment of partisan conflicts and political tensions and that all parties and political parties in the Kurdish arena have a unified word and one position in order to protect sanctities and confront Current and future risks

The statement called on the federal Iraqi government and democratic forces to conduct serious investigations in this regard and to prevent such violations that would cause risks threatening the platforms for coexistence between the components and the protection of democratic values and societal peace in Iraq.

The statement indicated that “aggression and disregard for the holy Kurdish flag is not acceptable in any way, stressing that the perpetrators should be brought to justice as soon as possible.”

The statement expressed the deep concern of the Peshmerga Ministry, declaring that “the Peshmerga is at all times a protector of the holy land and flag of Kurdistan just as it protects the pupils.

Baghdad also witnessed a gathering of supporters of the crowd in the two-story square, near the headquarters of Iraqi President Barham Salih. In Kirkuk, fighters and leaders of the Popular Mobilization Forces protested.

These protest rallies came in response to repeated calls from accounts on social media platforms affiliated with factions in the crowd close to Iran, including “Rubu’allah” and “Sabreen News”.

Zebari had called on the Iraqi government, during a TV interview, recently, to clean up the Green Zone from “militia militia” factions.

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What did Al-Kazemi say about the burning of the Democratic Party headquarters in Baghdad?

Editing date: 10/17/2020 19:50

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Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi stressed, on Saturday, the rejection and condemnation of the incident of burning the headquarters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party in central Baghdad.

An informed source said, “Al-Kazemi said during the emergency meeting of the Ministerial Council for National Security, that what happened today of burning the headquarters of the Democratic Party in Baghdad is unacceptable and condemned … and most importantly, it is not spontaneous!”

Al-Kazemi added, according to the source: “When I say it is not spontaneous, because I regretfully contemplate the feet of various political and media parties to incite during the past days, set a date for the demonstration, call for it publicly and support it publicly.”

And the Prime Minister added, “I say it is not spontaneous because political statements are answered by a political response, not by using groups to burn headquarters.” God … this is what we must not allow. ”

And he added, “I directed that the perpetrators be arrested from any party they were, and we will arrest every perpetrator for burning and sabotage operations against official, party or civil civilian or military installations. We condemned headquarters warfare operations and demolished some of them in Nasiriya and other cities, and we consider it sabotage, and today we strongly condemn this act.”

He went on to say, “We will do the legal texts against any such transgression today or tomorrow .. Demonstrations have contexts and limits and should not turn into an act of sabotage.”

He stressed, “The political dialogue between the parties is part of the solution … the disagreement, and then using the street to stir up discord and split the Iraqi society is unacceptable.” Pointing to “the need for clear mechanisms and guarantees regarding the law of peaceful protest and an attempt to exploit the street’s understanding of the demonstrations, whether demanding or political, to challenge the prestige of the state and bypassing the law is unacceptable.”

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Finance issues a new statement on bank loans

Editing date: 10/17/2020 18:52 • 15 times read

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On Saturday, the Ministry of Finance issued a new statement regarding bank loans.

The ministry stated in a statement that its banks “play an important supervisory role and actively follow up on providing the best services and banking activities in addition to customer service.”

And she confirmed, “Al-Rafidain Bank has warned our esteemed customers not to deal with unofficial bodies that claim to be associated with government banks in granting advances and loans, while applying for these advances is through the electronic link https://qi.iq/loans . As for applying on Loans are made exclusively through the bank’s branches that are scattered in Baghdad and the provinces.

She pointed out, “Al-Rasheed Bank has formed work teams for field marketing in the provinces to provide banking services that facilitate customer service.”

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Allawi: The reform paper is a framework for a new Iraqi economy .. And the massive liquidity crisis is pushing it to the brink of collapse

Baghdad / Obelisk: The Minister of Finance, Ali Allawi, confirmed, on Saturday, October 17, 2020, that there is an increasing political will to conduct the fundamental reforms required for the country to address the massive liquidity crisis that has pushed Iraq to the brink of collapse.

Allawi said that there is more will now than it was five months ago now, I think there is recognition that unless oil prices rise miraculously, this is something we have to deal with and manage, according to the Associated Press.

He added that the reform paper is designed to create a strategic and political framework for a new Iraqi economy. At the end of this period of change and reform, we are supposed to have a restructured and more dynamic economy. This is the aim of it.

“The lack of support from major political elites has undermined similar efforts in the past. The Kazemi government continues to rely on parliament approval for the vision to gain momentum.

Allawi said that at a later time, aspects of the plan outlined in the paper will be incorporated into the 2021 budget, which will require a vote in Parliament. Government support in the electricity and oil sectors will face special scrutiny.

He explained: Part of the public sector financial problem is the huge size of subsidies, and we intend to address this issue directly in the 2021 budget. But the public debate focused on the white paper that aims to reduce public wages from 25 percent of GDP to 12 percent.

“I have said many times before, that the share of oil revenues allocated to salaries in 2004 was 20 percent, and now it is 120 percent,” he stressed, stressing that this is clearly not sustainable.

Allawi said of the draft law, I hope that parliament will approve it, if this does not happen, we have the possibility of other alternatives, but it will be more difficult, and Iraq’s hard currency reserves are $ 53 billion.

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Supporters of the crowd demonstrate in front of the headquarters of the Iraqi president

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The popular crowd

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Iraqi President Barham Salih

2020-10-17 08:48

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Shafaq News / Dozens of supporters of the Popular Mobilization Forces gathered on Saturday in front of the headquarters of the Iraqi President Barham Salih in central Baghdad to protest against the statements of a Kurdish politician.

Shafaq News correspondent reported, that dozens of supporters and fighters of the crowd gathered in the two floors square, near the headquarters of the Iraqi President Barham Salih.

He added that this gathering came in protest against a statement by the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Hoshyar Zebari. 

This comes a few hours after dozens of popular crowd supporters stormed the headquarters of the fifth branch of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, located in the Karrada district in central Baghdad, and set fire to the headquarters and the Kurdish flag.

In Kirkuk, fighters and leaders of the Popular Mobilization Forces protested.

These protest rallies also come in response to repeated calls from accounts on social media platforms affiliated with factions in the crowd close to Iran, including “Rubu’allah” and “Sabreen News”.

Zebari had called on the Iraqi government, during a television interview, recently, to clean up the Green Zone from “militia militia” factions, due to repeated attacks on diplomatic missions.

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