A former US official reveals what Biden awaits if he lifted sanctions on Iran

the world | 11:27 – 04/17/2021

Follow-up – Mawazine News

, the former US State Department spokeswoman, Morgan Ortagus, revealed today, Saturday, what is waiting for President Joe Biden, if he lifts the sanctions not related to Iran’s nuclear program.

She stated in a press interview that the Donald Trump administration imposed sanctions on the Iranian regime based on compelling legal justifications that Biden could not bypass, and that Biden would be subject to congressional opposition, if it decided to lift the sanctions on Iran.

On what are the sanctions that are inconsistent with the nuclear agreement, and whether President Biden can remove all sanctions, even those not related to Iran’s nuclear programs, Ortagus said: And

she clarified about the rumors that some sanctions related to the Iranian Central Bank and the national oil companies are politicized, and thus reversing them is politically possible. Also, her answer was as follows:

The former US State Department spokeswoman, Morgan Ortagus, stressed that if Joe Biden decided to lift the sanctions, then the issue of sanctions is not related to Iran’s nuclear program, but rather related to human rights violations, support for terrorism and interference in the presidential elections.

It is noteworthy that the US sanctions on Iran numbered more than 1500 and related to several different issues, including support for terrorism and interference in the US elections, as well as violation of human rights and Iran’s nuclear program. Ended 29 / A 87



Rafidain raises the interest of saving accounts for depositors their money

Time: 04/17/2021 10:10:32

(Baghdad: Al Furat News) Al-Rafidain Bank announced today, Saturday, to raise the interest rate for citizens’ saving accounts to 4.5 percent.

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The bank’s media office said in a statement that Al Furat News received a copy of, that “based on the bank’s policy aimed at maximizing revenues in order to attract cash and encourage customers to save their money instead of hoarding it at home, the bank decided to increase the interest rate on savings accounts to 4.5 percent”.

The statement added that “the bank decided to increase the interest rate on deposits for a period of six months to become 4.5 percent, and to increase the interest rate on fixed deposits for a year to be 5.5 percent, in addition to increasing the interest rate on deposits for a period of two years to become 6.5 percent.”

The statement indicated that “the bank decided to pay interest for fixed deposits to be granted in advance, provided that the citizen undertakes not to break it and withdraw it. Otherwise, the interest granted will be deducted from the principal amount of the deposit, and this will be the basis for the comparison between the deposit and the savings account and the customer.”

Hussein Hatem


The US Embassy in Baghdad activates the C-RAM defense system




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2021-04-17 09:59



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Shafaq News / A responsible security source said on Saturday that the US embassy in Baghdad has activated the C-RAM defense system in anticipation of possible attacks.

The source informed Shafaq News Agency, that the embassy located in the heavily fortified Green Zone has tested the system, and warning sirens.

The residents of the areas near the area heard the sounds of heavy bullets, and strong explosions caused by testing the system, according to eyewitnesses.

And C-RAM is an American system used in the defense of areas of great importance from types of bombs, missiles and even mortar rounds by detonating them in the air using the M-61 Vulcan six-barrel rotary machine gun of 20 mm caliber capable of firing 4,500 rounds per minute for an effective range of 3500 meters .


The international coalition tweets about targeting its convoys in Iraq

Political | 04:37 – 04/17/2021

Baghdad – Mawazine News,

the international coalition, led by the United States of America, tweeted on Saturday, regarding the targeting of logistical support convoys in Iraq.

A spokesman for the International Coalition, Colonel Wayne Maruto, said in a tweet to him on the “Twitter” platform, “There is a misconception that ISIS or outlaw gangs attack the American convoys that transport supplies to the American bases in Iraq.”

Maroto added, “This is not true, as these outlaw gangs attack Iraqi logistical convoys contracting with a group of Iraqi civilians.”


Tuesday .. The government is discussing a proposal to impose a tax on salaries retroactively

Political | 03:07 – 04/17/2021

Baghdad – Mawazine News

A government source revealed, on Saturday, a discussion of a proposal to impose taxes on employees’ salaries.

In an interview with Mawazine News, the source said, “The Council of Ministers will discuss, at its scheduled session on Monday, the Ministry of Finance’s proposal to impose tax withholding.”

He added, “If it is approved, taxes will be imposed retroactively.” Ended 29 / h