The constitutional amendments announce the end of all their work: Article 140 is a matter of controversy and will be decided under the dome of Parliament

2020/11/26 18:17

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Baghdad / Al-Masalla: The head of the parliamentary constitutional amendments committee, MP Faleh Al-Sari, revealed, Thursday, November 26, 2020, that the committee has completed all constitutional amendments with the presence of disputed points that need political consensus.

Al-Sari discussed during his meeting with a UN delegation headed by the official of the political section of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, Manoj Matthew, in Baghdad, the work of the constitutional amendments committee and the latest political developments in the Iraqi arena.

He stressed that the committee has completed all the articles agreed to be amended, except for Article 140, which is a matter of controversy and that will be decided under the dome of Parliament.

He added that the report on the constitutional amendments is ready and we will present it in the coming sessions.

From his side, the head of the international delegation, Matthew, praised the work of the committee and its completion of its work despite the disruption of Parliament due to the Corona pandemic during the last period and its overcoming of obstacles.

The UN official expressed his hope that the coming days will witness a vote on the amendments as they represent the desire of the Iraqi people.

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We sent more than one message to Baghdad … a Kurdish deputy specifies a condition for resolving the outstanding financial crisis with the central government

217 Policy 11/26/2020 19:10

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Today, Thursday, a member of the Kurdistan Regional Parliament, Bahjat Ali, set a condition for reaching a solution to the lingering financial crisis between Baghdad and Erbil, while revealing the latest preparations for the Kurdish government delegation’s visit to the capital, Baghdad, regarding the outstanding problems for years.

Bahjat Ali said, in an interview with (Baghdad Today), that the visit of the regional government delegation, and if it is wanted to be a regular visit, like previous visits, then the political blocs and the federal government must send messages of reassurance, especially since the file is related to the citizens’ sustenance.

Ali added that the regional government wants to “prepare all documents and evidence about the volume of oil exports and revenues in the context of preparation for a comprehensive agreement between the two parties, which provides for sending full financial dues to the region, and not subject to political disputes.”

A member of the Kurdistan region’s parliament pointed out that “Kurdistan is waiting for positive messages from the government and the federal parliament, because the regional government has more than once sent positive messages and confirmed its readiness for dialogue, and if Baghdad does not have the intention and respect the rights of citizens, then a common understanding cannot be reached.”

Yesterday, Wednesday, the Council of Ministers of the Kurdistan Region sent an official letter on behalf of the Kurdistan Regional Government to the Federal Council of Ministers requesting that it send part of the region’s share for months (5-6-7-10).

The Prime Minister of the region, Masrour Barzani, said in an official statement, that “the Kurdistan region has done everything in its power and fulfilled all its obligations to reach a comprehensive agreement with the federal government, and is still continuing in the talks.”

A member of the House Finance Committee, Thamer Theban, responded to the Kurdistan Regional Government’s request to send part of the employees’ salaries for the four months.

Thamer Theban said, in an interview with (Baghdad Today), in response to the request of the regional government, “The Iraqi government does not have any money, and whoever sends money to Kurdistan bears responsibility as it is a legal violation.”

Theban added, “There is a lawsuit against the former (current Foreign Minister) Finance Minister Fuad Hussein, for violating the law and sending money to the Kurdistan Regional Government.”

A member of the Parliament’s Finance Committee confirmed that “the regional government and in the event that oil money and other imports are not sent to the federal government, no money will reach it.”

Al-Kazemi launches important financial pledges for the Kurdistan region

Time: 11/26/2020 14:12:07 Read: 4,498 times

(Baghdad: Al Furat News) The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Bashir Al-Haddad, said that Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi pledged today, Thursday, to solve the problem of financing employees, financial dues to farmers, and exporting gold at airports in the Kurdistan region.

Al-Haddad said in a statement he made to reporters after a funeral ceremony for the representative of the Badr Hussain al-Zuhairi bloc, who died recently with the Coronavirus, that “today we met with Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, and we talked with him about a set of files, including the salaries of the region’s employees that were not paid in a number of Months of the current year. ”

And he added, “Al-Kazemi said that he is convinced that the sums sent to finance salaries in the region are much less than their entitlements, and that there are people inside and outside parliament who seek to put obstacles in the way of the work of the federal government.”

Al-Haddad pointed out that “Al-Kazemi stressed the need for parliament to support the agreement between Erbil and Baghdad on salaries, not to obstruct them.”

Al-Haddad added that Al-Kazemi stressed the necessity to end the salary problem and the necessity to implement the agreement reached by the federal government with the Kurdistan region and to send salaries to the region and disbursed for the month in which the employees were not paid.

The deputy speaker noted that “Al-Kazemi seeks to find an agreement and political consensus between the Iraqi parties to solve the problem of the region’s share of the budget and salaries of employees in one basket.”  

Al-Haddad went on to say, “Al-Kazemi pledged to us by saying: We will not allow our citizens and people to remain in Kurdistan without salaries.”

Regarding the farmers’ dues in the Kurdistan region, Al-Haddad quoted Al-Kazemi – and told the latter – that “these (the peasants) were treacherous and wronged.”

And about stopping the export of gold in airports in the Kurdistan region, Al-Haddad said, “Al-Kazemi has pledged to address this issue as well.”

Ahmed Mulla Talal announces his resignation as a spokesman for the Prime Minister

Time: 11/26/2020 16:02:28 Read: 3,068 times

(Baghdad: Al Furat News) The spokesman for the Prime Minister, Ahmed Mulla Talal, announced today, Thursday, his resignation from the post.

Mulla Talal said in a tweet on Twitter: “It was a delicate and delicate task. A patriot, sincere intentions, was seeking to achieve an ambitious project with a bold, enthusiastic and loyal team that had an understanding of reality, so my understanding was different.”

He added, “I will continue to serve my country and my cause, from one place and in two fields, that is the story.”

The Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, revealed on June 23, the journalist Ahmed Mulla Talal, the official spokesman for the Prime Minister.  

It is reported that a government source denied the reports on Tuesday that the Prime Minister’s spokesman, Ahmed Mullah Talal, had been fired.

The source told {Al-Furat News}, that “there is no truth to the dismissal or dismissal of {Mulla Talal} and that his failure to present him to the weekly press conference after the cabinet session, which usually holds its sessions every Tuesday, was an organizational issue.”

He added, “The Minister of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities, Hassan Nazim, became a spokesman for the Council of Ministers, while {Ahmad Mulla Talal} remained the spokesman for the prime minister.”

Last Tuesday, Culture Minister Hassan Nazim presented the press conference following the cabinet session, as a spokesman for the council.

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Parliamentary Finance: The currency window of the Central Bank of Iraq is of a strange type in the world

11/26/2020 08:37

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Baghdad / Obelisk: The Financial Committee Reporter, Ahmed Al-Saffar, said, Thursday, November 26, 2020, that the government objected to reducing the value of the loan and added a clause obligating the implementation of all articles of the law, while noting that the issue of currency window at the Central Bank of Iraq is of a strange and unique type in the world.

Al-Saffar said in a press interview followed by the obelisk, that there is more than one paragraph and point that was included in the financial finance law by the House of Representatives that the Ministry of Finance objected and reserved.

He added that at the forefront of the objections is the reduction of the loan amount to 12 trillion dinars, as well as the addition of a clause that obliges the government to implement all articles of the law, and to hold it legally responsible in the event of a breach of any of its provisions.

Al-Saffar indicated that the issue of the currency window at the Central Bank of Iraq is of a strange and unique type in the world.

He added: We need to find immediate solutions, either by canceling the window and transferring it to the Ministry of Finance, according to Al-Aidiyah, or for this window to be done transparently in terms of issuing a daily newsletter detailing the amount of the dollar sold, which should not exceed the volume of daily oil revenues, so that the reserves are not depleted. Foreign exchange.

Al-Saffar called for the customs tax to be imposed on these imports and the collection directly by a tax office located in the central bank when selling the dollar, in addition to the banks participating in the auction being classified and applying conditions to be issued by the Central Bank.

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