Washington sends B-52 bomber to the Middle East “on a long mission”

Time: 11/22/2020 00:20:05 Read: 2,184 times

{International: Al Furat News} The US Central Command announced, on Saturday evening, that it had sent a B52 bomber to the Middle East, indicating that it would be on a long mission.

And the US Central Command stated in its statement, that it is not seeking any conflict, but it is committed to responding to any emergency in the world. According to news sites and

according to the website “Boeing”, the giant company that manufactured the B52, these bombers were designed for the first time in 1948, to be a carrier of nuclear weapons, but their tasks will develop at a later time to become a long-range strategic bomber, adding: “Despite their long history, but You are still a major contributor to the American forces, and the forces allied with them. ”

He continued: “The B52 is the most powerful and capable bomber in the United States’ inventory … and is distinguished by its ability to withstand difficult tasks, large payload and long range, in addition to its reliance on nuclear and conventional weapons.”

Regarding its design, the distance between its wings is 56 meters, and its length is equivalent to 49 meters.

This aircraft is based on 8 helicopter engines distributed evenly on the wings, capable of flying at a speed of Mach 0.86 (equivalent to 960 km per hour), and at an altitude of 17 thousand meters.

The B52 also has the ability to carry and drop about 31,500 kilograms of various ammunition (bombs, smart weapons, mines and missiles).

This aircraft can transport nuclear missiles and conventional munitions, and it can carry out strategic attacks and provide air support, in addition to carrying out offensive air and sea counterattacks.

The B52 was present in the most important and prominent US wars, including the wars in Iraq, Vietnam and Afghanistan. It was also used during the air campaign against the terrorist terrorist, and observers expect it to continue in service until 2044.

Wafa Al-Fatlawi


Deleting 3 zeros from the currency … Parliamentary finance is suspended and determines the size of the cost and the economic effects

4,948 Policy 2020/11/21 19:50

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Recently, a proposal to delete 3 zeros from the Iraqi currency has been put forward to provide cash value in the Iraqi market in order to face the financial crisis, which has abounded proposals aimed at reducing its effects, especially with regard to low oil prices and the lack of liquidity in the state to finance basic salaries and expenses.

The reporter of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Ahmed Al-Saffar, said in an interview with (Baghdad Today), “Deleting zeros from the currency does not affect financially and does not get the country out of the crisis, and it is only a psychological aspect.”

He added, “Deleting zeros will affect the government because it will destroy the currency it has and issue a new currency without zeros, and this will be in printing houses outside the country and this will cost the government a lot, and the current time is not suitable for this procedure.”

As for a member of the Finance Committee, Ahmed Hama, he told (Baghdad Today), “Exiting the financial crisis is not only by deleting zeros from the Iraqi currency because the crisis is mainly economic,” indicating that “deleting zeros from the Iraqi dinar needs to print a new currency.”

He pointed out that “the cost of printing a new currency of different denominations of cash amounts to 60 trillion dinars, and this is difficult for Iraq to bear at the present time, because each denomination or every banknote of the currency requires 6 cents to be issued again.”

The Iraqi economist Khalifa Al-Zubaidi says in an article that deleting zeros from the local currency is the process of replacing the old currency with a new one whose price is less than the old currency by the number of zeros that will be deleted. For example, deleting three zeros from the Iraqi currency means that one dinar from the new currency is equivalent to 1000 dinars from Old currency. ”

He adds, “The idea of deleting zeros from the local currency began after the First World War. In 1923, Germany deleted 12 zeros from its currency, followed by Hungary in 1946 by deleting 29 zeros from its currency, as well as China in the same year where 8 zeros were deleted, and in the present day, several countries have done such things. Step like Zimbabwe, Sudan, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Netherlands,Turkey and other countries, according to the University of North Carolina, that 70 countries have done this procedure since 1960, when 19 countries got rid of zeros once and ten countries twice, and the country that got rid of zeros the most is Brazil, where it took this step six times and got rid of 18 zeroes, which means that some countries They succeeded in this step and other countries failed. Therefore, they took this step more than once without success. Iran may be the last country that decided to delete 4 zeros from its currency after the significant decline in the value of the toman against the dollar, although some believe that there will be no positive impact on the Iranian economy because of Economic sanctions imposed on the country. ”

Al-Zubaidi asserts that “the aim of this step is to control inflation and high prices and facilitate the buying and selling process, especially when dealing in millions, which creates many problems for citizens carrying large quantities of currencies, difficulty reading prices and mathematical errors in reading the large number of zeros, as was the case in Turkey.” In addition to the costs of printing it. ”

He points out that “the Netherlands succeeded in this work in 1960 because it put in place a strict policy to control prices and liquidity. Turkey also succeeded in this measure, with the testimony of the International Monetary Fund, for taking effective measures to combat inflation and was able to raise the value of the Turkish lira through the economic reforms taken by the government in all fields. It led to economic stability in the country and got rid of printing large numbers of its currency, as well as making it easier for citizens to read numbers and commodity prices. On the other hand, there are many other countries that, when taking such a step, failed to address the economic problem, especially inflation, such as Zimbabwe, Argentina and Brazil, as inflation continued to rise and so For not taking correct economic measures, which forced these countries to take this step more than once without any positive results, and some of them eventually resorted to abandoning the local currency and using hard currencies in local transactions.

He adds, “Therefore, in general, it can be said that deleting zeros from the local currency without meaningful and effective economic reforms in all economic sectors will be negative and have no positive impact on the national economy and does not contribute to reducing inflation, although some may delude that prices have decreased and the purchasing power of the currency Accordingly, it can be said that what was mentioned above applies to the Iraqi economy, and this step will have a negative impact if it is not carefully planned and is associated with effective economic measures, revitalization of national industry and support for the private sector to advance the national economy.


On a long mission to ‘deter aggression’ … American B-52 planes head to the Middle East (video)

2020.11.21 – 23:36

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Baghdad – People  

The US military announced, on Saturday, that the air crew of a B-52H (Stratofortress) took off on November 21, from an air base in North Dakota, to the Middle East.  

In a statement, the US Army Central Command described the plane’s mission as long, noting that its aim was to deter aggression and reassure US partners and allies.  

The Central Command declared that “the United States does not seek to cause any conflict, but it remains committed to responding to any emergency around the world,” stressing its “commitment to maintaining and protecting freedom of navigation and trade exchange throughout the region.”  


Parliament Presidency calls on the government to prevent the exit of hard currency from Iraq

Editing date: 11/21/2020 17:19 • 92 read times


On Saturday, the Presidency of the House of Representatives called on the government to prevent the exit of hard currency from Iraq.

“The economic situation in Iraq makes it imperative for the government to control its resources, including the exit of hard currency from Iraq,” said the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hassan al-Kaabi, during the parliament session today, Saturday.

The House of Representatives held, this evening, Saturday, its 23rd session, of the fourth parliamentary session, the third legislative year, the first legislative term, headed by its President, Muhammad al-Halbousi.


Iraq Thwarted The Attempt To Introduce Katyusha Rockets And Weapons From A Neighboring Country

Last updated Nov 21, 2020

The Independent /… The Intelligence Agency of the Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced that it had thwarted the entry of Katyusha rockets, dynamite fingers, mortar bombs and various weapons in two separate operations in the borders separating the neighboring countries.


A meeting between the Iraqi Central Bank and the Bank for International Settlements

2020.11.21 – 13:24

Baghdad – People  

On Saturday, the Central Bank of Iraq held a remote meeting with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) to discuss prospects for joint cooperation and investment mechanisms between the two parties.  

A statement of the Central Bank, which “Nass” received a copy of (November 21, 2020), stated that “the two parties agreed on the contribution of the Bank for International Settlements to enhance the capabilities of the Central Bank of Iraq and increase investment opportunities in foreign reserves.”  

The statement indicated that “the Bank for International Settlements is an international institution that provides services to central banks that seek to enhance global monetary and financial stability, through its activities in achieving a balance of priorities of strategic importance for central banks in managing reserves, and ensuring a good understanding of cash liquidity management and diversification.” With the aim of obtaining good returns to meet their needs, as well as providing credit intermediation services, gold, foreign exchange and asset management, including the function of integrated financial and operational risk management and properly controlling them


The US State Department announces the extension of allowing Iraq to import oil derivatives from Iran for 45 days only

The US State Department announced the extension of allowing Iraq to import oil derivatives from Iran for only 45 days, leaving President Donald Trump’s administration a final decision on whether to extend it or cut it completely before the inauguration of the new president on January 20. A spokesman for the ministry said that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo extended the exemption for an additional 45 days, according to the American “Al-Hurra” channel. Typically, the waivers lasted 120 days, allowing Iraqi and American officials time to determine how Iraq would obtain the necessary electricity, and this period was reduced to 60 days in the summer.