WASHINGTON CONGRATULATES THE IRAQIS ON THE NOWRUZ HOLIDAYS AND CONFIRMS ITS PARTNERSHIP WITH BAGHDAD

Saturday, 20 March 2021 8:32 PM

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Baghdad / National News Center,

the US ambassador to Baghdad, Matthew Toller, today, Saturday, congratulated the Iraqis on the occasion of the Nowruz holidays, while affirming Washington’s partnership with Baghdad.

“I offer you my warmest greetings on the occasion of Nowruz holidays, to the people of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and to all Iraqis who celebrate it,” Tueller said, in a statement seen by the National News Center.

He added, “As we celebrate the first day of spring, the United States reaffirms its partnership with Iraq and the Iraqi people, and as we look forward to the next year, we remain committed to helping the Iraqi people as they continue to build a secure, stable and prosperous Iraq.”

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A Kurdish deputy talks to Nas about a sudden collapse of the Baghdad and Erbil negotiations

2021.03.20 – 18:03

  

Baghdad – People  

The MP for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Rizan Sheikh Dalir, spoke of a sudden ‘collapse’ in the ongoing negotiations between the Kurdistan Region delegation and Baghdad regarding the region’s share in the financial budget, while noting that the meetings are continuing so far, denying at the same time the withdrawal The Kurdish delegation, for those negotiations.    

  

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Sheikh Delir said in a statement to “People” (March 20, 2021) that “the agreement concluded yesterday evening between the Kurdish delegation and the Shiite blocs was subjected to collapse, for surprising reasons, as if we are witnessing the snake and stairs game, as is the case every time, when The agreements between the two parties are blown up, “noting that” the reason for the collapse of this agreement is still unknown until now, and if we know the reasons, this is a beautiful thing. ”   

And she continued, “The negotiations between the two parties are ongoing, in full swing, through the meetings that are being held at the present time.”   

Sheikh Dleir denied, “the withdrawal of the Kurdish delegation,” stressing that “it is still in Baghdad and is present at the meetings.”   

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Printing new currency notes or deleting 3 zeros .. Expert: There is a problem for the “Iraqis” that prevents going to the two options

709 Economie 2021/03/20 23:27

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, economic expert Rasem Al-Akidi said, today, Saturday, that printing more Iraqi currency notes, or canceling three zeros of them, will not support the budget of Iraq, which suffers from lack of liquidity.

Al-Aqidi said in an interview with (Baghdad Today), “I do not imagine that printing more currency denominations, pumping more currency notes, or canceling 3 zeros will benefit the Iraqi financial situation, in light of the current crisis, as it does not support the budget.”

And that “printing the currency is not a solution to the economic crisis in Iraq, because the main problem is the lack of state control over the monetary mass.”

Al-Aqidi added, “80% of those who receive salaries or subsidies or who work in the private sector have their monthly income earmarked for their full spending, meaning that they do not save.”

He added, “There is only 20% of the Iraqi population saving large sums of currency represented by merchants, importers and contractors, who have large activities, and the largest proportion of those who have savings are in private banks, affiliated with political blocs and managed by partners, men of money and hopes.”

 He pointed out that “any process of printing more Iraqi dinar notes will contribute to increasing the leakage of the monetary mass, in the same way.”

He said, “The process of raising the zeros from the Iraqi currency will eventually reduce its value.”

He cautioned that “there are no controls from the World Bank, or from the International Fund, in determining the amount of printed currency in any country, including Iraq, but printing more will lead to inflation, meaning the devaluation of the currency.”

He pointed out, “Therefore, countries adhere to 3 basic criteria when thinking about any attempt to print, which is the monetary mass, the volume of transactions, and the volume of circulation, and many countries adopt the electronic payment card, governance and automation, in the process of cash movement and control of funds, because it is an important method that enables any country to pay The salaries of its employees, the wages and entitlements of the private sector, regardless of the financial crisis.

A few days ago, proposals were put forward to reduce the effects of reducing the value of the dinar against the dollar, which was set by a decision of the Ministry of Finance, which fixed the exchange rate at 1470 dinars against the dollar, after it had stabilized for more than 15 years, up to 1,200 dinars, which had bad effects on citizens. It raised the prices of basic materials and reduced the value of salaries.

A member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, MP Abd al-Hadi al-Saadawi, revealed earlier, the opinion of his committee about deleting 3 zeros from the Iraqi currency, according to the proposals presented.

Al-Saadawi said in an interview with (Baghdad Today), that “the monetary policy in Iraq is one of the exclusive powers of the Central Bank and the financial policy is subject to the authority of the Ministry of Finance and the government, which is concerned with it, and it is not the prerogatives of the House of Representatives and the Finance Committee, meaning that changing the exchange rate or deleting zeros from the currency is not relevant.” The House of Representatives absolutely does not. ”

Al-Saadawi added, “We do not see any tendency at the present time to delete zeros from the Iraqi currency by the central bank,” pointing out that “even the exchange rate of the dollar is subject to the powers of the central bank and was recently raised after a decision within the bank. up to her ”

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The announcement of the heads of the blocs to dissolve the House of Representatives one day before the date of the elections

Time: 03/20/2021 19:55:46 Read: 1,768 times

{Politics: Euphrates News} The heads of the blocs announced, on Saturday, the submission of an official request for the signatures of more than 172 deputies to dissolve the House of Representatives one day before the date of the early elections, which are scheduled to take place on the 10th of next October.

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The head of the Alliance of the Sawers’ Alliance, Nabil al-Tarfi, said in a joint press conference that “it is not clear to everyone what Iraq is witnessing in terms of accelerating events, important variables and political and social turns that have cast their shadows on the political and social scene, which made the political forces face great responsibilities that require them to embark on a national road map that puts the interest of Iraq.” Above all partisan or personal interests, considerations, and convictions, the decision was to go to early elections to start a new phase of political work. ” 

He added, “Where the parliament had actual steps to prepare the appropriate ground for early elections, the most important of which is an independent election law that gives wide trauma to the academic elites for broad participation in the elections and amending the Federal Court law, leaving only the last step of dissolving the House of Representatives.”

This historic step must be carried out bearing in mind all the data and challenges that Iraq is going through, so based on the provisions of Article 64 / First of the Iraqi constitution, which permitted a third of parliament members to submit a request to dissolve the House of Representatives.

He pointed out that “a request signed by more than 172 deputies has been submitted.” To dissolve the House of Representatives in its fourth session on October 9, 2021, provided that the elections will take place on the date set for the next October 10. ”

He called on the President of the Republic to“ issue a republican decree to set the date above. The vote will be taken on the dissolution of Parliament in the next session devoted to passing the budget. ” To “the unanimity of components and blocs to dissolve parliament.”

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Officially, the Iraqi parliament postpones the vote on the budget law

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2021-03-20 11:06

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Shafaq News / The Iraqi Council of Representatives (Parliament) announced, on Saturday, that the vote on the country’s financial budget bill for the current year will be postponed until next week.

The media department of the council said in a statement received by Shafaq News, that “in view of the continuing discussions on the draft budget law, and to give the competent committees an opportunity for further review and scrutiny, it was decided to postpone the vote on the draft budget law until Saturday, March 27, 2021, at one o’clock in the afternoon.”

For months, intensive discussions have been held on the draft fiscal budget law for the current year, but disagreements still exist regarding it, especially the item related to the Kurdistan Region’s share.

Political forces reject the agreement reached by Baghdad and Erbil late last year regarding the budget, which provides for the delivery of 250 thousand barrels per day of oil and half of the other financial revenues to the federal government in return for the region’s share of the budget estimated at 12.6 percent.

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Deputy Speaker of Parliament: The Shiite blocs cannot back down from the agreement on the share of the Kurds

Political | 06:15 – 20/03/2021

Baghdad – Mawazine News

, Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Bashir Al-Haddad, confirmed that the Shiite parties cannot withdraw from the agreement on the Kurdistan region’s share of the budget after signing it, indicating that the voting session on the draft law may be postponed for several days.

Al-Haddad said in a statement to several media outlets, after the meeting of the Iraqi Parliament Speaker, Muhammad al-Halbousi, with the Kurdistan Region delegation headed by Qubad Talabani and the Kurdish blocs, “Some parties support postponing the session for several days, and we will see what we will decide in this regard shortly.”

In response to the cancellation of the Kurdistan delegation’s agreement with the Shiite parties after the latter’s dissolution of their commitment, he explained that “there is no room for retreating from the agreement after it is signed by the concerned parties and approved by the Finance Committee and circulated.”

He continued: “We in the presidency of the parliament do not agree what any retreat and the agreement reached by the parties will be passed on.”

He refused to assign the Kurds the reason for the delay in approving the budget, saying that “there are problems greater than the dispute over the share of the Kurdistan region, and the changes came from them and not from the Kurds, and everything is subject to correction.”

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After the departure of the Erbil delegation, separate meetings in Parliament and the Kurds are considering boycotting the budget vote

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Iraqi Council of Representatives

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Kurdistan Region delegation

2021 budget

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Share of Kurdistan Region

2021-03-20 10:28

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Shafaq News / It was revealed that the Kurdistan Region delegation had left the parliament building; Today, Saturday, the depth of the differences experienced by the Shiite blocs with the Kurds on the one hand and the Sunni blocs on the other hand, without showing any flexibility in negotiating and burdening the budget with additional paragraphs aimed at dispelling any signs of an agreement to solve the pending problems.

According to the correspondent of Shafaq News Agency; Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi, First Representative Hassan al-Kaabi, and heads of Shiite and Sunni factions hold a meeting in the Parliament cafeteria without a Kurdish presence.

According to what our correspondent has investigated; The meeting was held to reach an agreement and held a session today to vote on the budget law.

Meanwhile; A parliamentary source reported; The Kurdish parliamentary blocs held a closed meeting with their deputies in Parliament, to inform them of the developments of the Parliamentary Finance Committee meetings and the differences regarding Article 11 related to the Kurdistan region’s share of the general budget.

The source added that the meeting discussed boycotting the voting session on the Federal Budget Law.

from his side; The deputy of the Kurdish Al-Amal Bloc, Kawa Muhammad, told Shafaq News: That there is a ebb and flow between the Shiite and Sunni blocs on the one hand, and the Shiite and Kurdish blocs on the other hand.

Muhammad added; There are different opinions on the text of Article 11 of the Federal Budget Law for 2021.

And between the representative of the Kurdish Hope Bloc; That due to the current situation and the failure to reach a final agreement, we exclude today’s session and voting on the General Budget Law; It is likely that the session will be postponed to another day.

Muhammad also excluded; Repeat the scenario of the Federal Court session and vote on the Budget Law separately from the Kurds.

A parliamentary source informed the Shafaq News Agency; That the departure of the Kurdish delegation came after the decline of the Shiite blocs and their lack of commitment to yesterday’s agreement with the Kurdish delegation and the Presidency of Parliament.

Earlier on Saturday, a parliamentary source reported that the Kurdistan Region delegation had attended the Iraqi Parliament building ahead of the voting session on the 2021 budget.

The Kurdistan Region delegation was present on Friday in the Iraqi Parliament building and held talks with the Speaker of Parliament and met with a number of political blocs to reach an agreement regarding the Kurdistan Region’s share in the 2021 budget.

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A meeting in the Parliament cafeteria between the Presidency of the Council and the leaders of the blocs to discuss passing the budget

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A parliamentary source confirmed, today, Saturday, that the Presidency of Parliament held a meeting with leaders of political blocs in the parliament cafeteria to discuss passing the budget.

The source told “Tigris”, “A meeting was held this afternoon in the cafeteria of Parliament between Muhammad Al-Halbousi, his first deputy, Hassan Al-Kaabi, and a number of leaders of political forces to discuss passing the 2021 budget during today’s session.”

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The Kurdish delegation leaves the parliament building and the Shiite blocs are backing away from the agreement

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Iraqi Council of Representatives

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2021 budget

Share of Kurdistan Region

2021-03-20 09:41

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Shafaq News / On Saturday, the Kurdistan Region delegation left the parliament building due to the failure to reach an agreement on Article 11 of the Federal Budget Law.

A parliamentary source informed the Shafaq News Agency; That the departure of the Kurdish delegation came after the decline of the Shiite blocs and their lack of commitment to yesterday’s agreement with the Kurdish delegation and the Presidency of Parliament.

Earlier on Saturday, a parliamentary source reported that the Kurdistan Region delegation had attended the Iraqi Parliament building ahead of the voting session on the 2021 budget.

The Kurdistan Region delegation was present on Friday in the Iraqi Parliament building and held talks with the Speaker of Parliament and met with a number of political blocs to reach an agreement regarding the Kurdistan Region’s share in the 2021 budget.

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In conjunction with talk about the failure of yesterday’s agreement, Al-Halbousi joins the meeting of the Kurdish blocs

Political | 05:21 – 20/03/2021

Baghdad – Mawazine News

, Speaker of Parliament, Muhammad al-Halbousi joined the meeting of the Kurdish blocs and the Kurdish delegation to discuss the budget.

A representative source said in an interview with Mawazine News that “Al-Halbousi joined the meeting of the Kurdish blocs and the Kurdish delegation to discuss the region’s share in the budget law.”

This comes in conjunction with talk about the failure of the agreement between the Al-Fateh Alliance and the Kurdish delegation that was held yesterday regarding the Kurdistan region’s share. Ended 29 / h

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