Al-Kazemi issues a statement on Musleh’s arrest and armed manifestations

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The text of the statement issued by the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Mustafa Al-Kazemi

An Iraqi security force specialized in the command of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces executed a judicial arrest warrant against one of the accused this morning in accordance with Article 4 terrorism and based on complaints against him. 
An investigation committee has been formed consisting of the Joint Operations Command, Interior Intelligence, Military Intelligence, National Security and Popular Mobilization Security to investigate the accusations against him as he is now in the custody of the Joint Operations Command until the end of the investigation.

The armed manifestations that occurred by armed groups are a serious violation of the Iraqi constitution and the laws in force, and we have directed an immediate investigation into these movements according to the law.

Protecting the security of the homeland and not exposing the security of our people to adventures at this historical stage is a responsibility of the government, security and military forces, forces, parties and political currents. Therefore, we call on everyone to give priority to the interests of the homeland. 

Mustafa Al-Kazemi


News of Al-Kazemi’s call for the Shiite political forces to an urgent meeting and holds them responsible for storming Al-Khadra

2021/05/26 18:19

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Baghdad / Al-Masalla: Informed sources reported, on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, that a movement has taken place to organize an urgent meeting of the leaders of the Shiite parties, due to the arrest of the leader of the Popular Mobilization Forces, Qasim Musleh.

The sources told local media, “A movement is underway to organize an urgent meeting between the leaders of the Shiite parties, regarding the incident of the arrest of the leader of the Popular Mobilization Operations in Anbar, Qasim Musleh, at dawn on Wednesday.”

She explained, “Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi called the Shiite political forces to an urgent meeting, and held them responsible for the factions’ armed men storming the Green Zone.”

On Wednesday, May 26, 2021, a government source said that a joint committee is investigating the case of Qasim Musleh.

The source said in a press statement, that “a joint committee of security and military institutions has been formed to investigate the case of the detainee Qassem Mahmoud Musleh.”

He added, “The committee consists of Military Intelligence, Interior Intelligence, Joint Operations and the Popular Mobilization Forces, and it undertakes investigations according to the military and legal contexts.”

On Wednesday, the Security Media Cell confirmed that an investigation is underway with Qassem Musleh by a joint investigation committee into the criminal charges against him, according to the legal contexts.

A Kurdish delegation will visit Baghdad next Sunday to present the data of the region’s employees

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Baghdad – Mawazine News 
, a spokesman for the Kurdistan government, Gutiar Adel, confirmed, on Wednesday, that a delegation from the region will visit Baghdad next Sunday to present all the statements of Kurdistan employees. 
Adel said in a press conference, “A delegation from the region will visit Baghdad next Sunday to present all the data of the Kurdistan Region employees.” 
He added, “Prime Minister Masrour Barzani sent on April 15 a letter to Baghdad informing them of the approval of the implementation of the budget,” indicating that “the regional government is obligated to pay the salaries of all employees in the region.” 
He pointed out that “the salaries of employees will be distributed to all ministries in the coming days.” 
And on the agreement between Baghdad and Erbil on military operations rooms, Adel commented, “The agreement between Baghdad and Erbil regarding filling the gaps between the border areas has begun to be implemented, as well as the start of work in the military operations rooms between the two parties.”

A “major” split hits Maliki’s coalition

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Shafaq News / A parliamentary source in the State of Law Coalition revealed, on Wednesday, the defection of ten deputies from the coalition led by former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. 

The source said, to Shafaq News Agency, that “10 out of 25 MPs decided to defect from the State of Law coalition.”    

The source pointed out, “These representatives have formed different electoral blocs of their own, according to the multiple electoral districts to participate in the next House of Representatives elections.”

The parliamentary State of Law coalition includes 25 members in the Iraqi Council of Representatives, in addition to its leader, Nouri al-Maliki.

And the “state of law” is an Iraqi political alliance led by Nuri al-Maliki, which split from the Iraqi National Coalition, which was gathering all Shiite forces.

The next elections are scheduled to be held on October 10, according to what the Iraqi Council of Representatives voted to set a date for in a session held on January 19, 2021, amid government pledges to hold fair elections away from the power of weapons.

Closure of entrances to the Green Zone due to the arrest of “reformer”

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Shafaq News / A security source stated that the entrances to the Green Zone were closed on Wednesday, in the center of the capital, Baghdad, due to the arrest of the leader of the Popular Mobilization Forces, Qasim Musleh.

The source told Shafaq News Agency, “The security forces closed the entrances to the Green Zone, and allowed entry to those carrying bags (cards).”

He added that this step comes for fear of Hashd fighters storming the Green Zone and causing confusion there, against the backdrop of Musleh’s arrest.

The entrances to al-Khadra witnessed a suffocating traffic jam from the airport due to its closure.

 And the Green Zone, which is heavily fortified, and includes the headquarters of the government, parliament and foreign state missions.

A special security force had arrested Musleh earlier Tuesday in the Dora area, south of Baghdad, on charges related to financial corruption and terrorism, according to what a security source told Shafaq News Agency.

Activists on social media reported that Muslih was accused of killing activists in the popular movement.

Meanwhile, sources in the Popular Mobilization Forces and media close to the crowd said that, under the order of the head of the Anti-Corruption Committee, Lieutenant General Ahmed Abu Ragheef, the force arrested (Musleh) due to his insistence on preventing entry of American forces coming from Syrian lands and trying in the coming hours to fabricate a criminal case against him.

Musleh is considered one of the most important leaders of the Popular Mobilization Forces as well as the Hussaini Shrine in Karbala, and he was close to the commander of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Qassem Soleimani, and the deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Authority, Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis.

The dollar jumps and touches 150 thousand dinars in Baghdad and the Kurdistan Region

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Shafaq News / The exchange rates of the dollar rose on Wednesday on the main stock exchange in Baghdad and Kurdistan Region.

The Shafaq News Agency correspondent said that the Al-Kifah and Al-Harithiya Central Stock Exchange in Baghdad registered 149,150 Iraqi dinars, compared to 100 US dollars.

While the Central Kifah Stock Exchange recorded 148850 Iraqi dinars during its opening on Tuesday morning.

Our correspondent indicated that the buying and selling prices rose in the exchange shops in the local markets in Baghdad, where the selling price reached 149,500 Iraqi dinars, while the purchase prices reached 148,500 dinars per 100 US dollars.

As for Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region, the price of the dollar also witnessed a rise, as the selling price reached 149,200 dinars per hundred dollars, and the purchase was 149,000 dinars per hundred US dollars.

The central bank achieves additional revenues in the first quarter of 2021

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The central bank achieves additional revenues in the first quarter of 2021

The Central Bank of Iraq achieved additional returns in its investments during the first quarter of the year 2021 compared to the fourth quarter of last year, and this came as a result of its adoption of the principle of self-management of investments as part of its efforts to adopt international best practices in managing investments that allow greater flexibility and control benefiting from electronic trading platforms that Owned by this bank, and specialized technical personnel trained to work on it. 
The Central Bank confirms that the work according to the above mechanisms and practices has achieved additional returns resulting from the difference in negotiating interest rates with correspondents, at a rate of more than 1% of the total returns achieved on the investments of this bank for the first semester of 2021.

The Central Bank of Iraq