What did Al-Sadr stipulate to return to the Tishreen race? .. Revealed the scenes of the Old City meeting

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Informed sources revealed today, Wednesday, that the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, set two conditions to reverse the decision to boycott the upcoming parliamentary elections.
The sources said, according to what was reported by “Al-Sharq al-Awsat” newspaper, that “the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, informed senior religious leaders in Najaf that he was ready to reverse the decision to boycott the elections, but after fulfilling two basic conditions.”
Al-Sadr appeared recently in a video clip as he was leaving the house of the Supreme Leader, Ali al-Sistani, to attend the Muharram mourning council, and a lot of political speculation was raised about his presence there.
However, a high-ranking source from Najaf told Asharq Al-Awsat that “Al-Sadr did not meet the Grand Ayatollah, while he exchanged “serious conversations” with those close to him to a high degree.”
Intersecting sources confirmed, “A meeting took place between the two parties,” noting that “Al-Sadr spoke briefly with his interlocutors, and was responding to questions about his position on the elections.”
According to the sources, al-Sadr “expressed his willingness to return and participate in the elections, setting two conditions that must be met before that.”
The source quoted the atmosphere of the meeting as saying, “Al-Sadr’s first condition is to postpone the election date to another date so that his party can prepare well and ensure justice with the rest of the competing blocs, which have campaigned for weeks.”
However, the second condition that al-Sadr raised during the meeting may provoke political controversy at the internal and regional levels. The source says that “the leader of the Sadrist movement stipulated a position on the authority of Al-Sistani in which he condemns the uncontrolled arms groups in Iraq, which threaten the security of the elections.”
According to the source, “Al-Sadr believes that his rivals from the armed factions can use violence to change the map of forces and the political balance of the Shiites, in favor of groups that undermine the state.”

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The International Monetary Fund suspends cooperation with Afghanistan and is awaiting an order

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Shafaq News/ The International Monetary Fund announced that Afghanistan will not be able to access the Fund’s resources, against the backdrop of the uncertainty surrounding the legitimacy of the authority in it after the Taliban took control of the capital, Kabul.

“As always, the IMF is guided by the views of the international community,” an IMF spokesperson said.

“There is currently a lack of clarity within the international community regarding the recognition of the government of Afghanistan, and as a result this country does not have access to the Special Drawing Rights or any other resources of the International Monetary Fund,” he added.

The Taliban announced its control over most of the country last Sunday, and the representative of the Taliban’s political office, Muhammad Naim, said that “the war in Afghanistan is over, and the form of the government will become clear in the near future.”

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The US State Department calls on Turkey to respect Iraqi sovereignty

08.18.2021 – 23:10
The US State Department calls on Turkey to respect Iraqi sovereignty

Baghdad – people  

On Wednesday, the US State Department commented on reports of Turkish operations that took place in northern Iraq.  

The Ministry of Near Eastern Affairs, in a blog translated by “Al-Hurra”, followed by “Nass” (August 18, 2021), stated, “We are aware of the press reports related to Turkish operations in northern Iraq. We reaffirm our view that military action In Iraq, Iraqi sovereignty must be respected.”  

During the last period, Turkish planes bombed a number of sites inside Iraqi territory, claiming to pursue members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) inside the country.  

Pictures from Sinjar district showed the effects of the Turkish bombing, which affected the district and left victims.  

“Nas” (August 17, 2021), obtained pictures from Sinjar, showing the effects of the Turkish bombing of a hospital in the vicinity of the district.    

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Iraq and Turkey are discussing the rail link between the two countries

political| 07:06 – 18/08/2021

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Baghdad – Mawazine News

Minister of Transport Nasser Hussein Bandar al-Shibli met, on Wednesday, at the Hospitality Palace in the Council of Ministers, Turkish Minister of Trade Mehmet Muş, and Ankara’s ambassador to Baghdad, Ali Reza Konay, to discuss and study the economic and service conditions between the two neighboring countries. 

A statement of the ministry, of which Mawazine News received a copy, stated that Al-Shibli discussed many issues related to transportation between the two sides, including the railway connection and the Silk Road project that links FAO with Turkey, which will have a wide resonance in the field of transportation in the country and the world at large, as it will link the East to the West and return a financial return. Kabir is supplementing the state budget with additional funds, in addition to the land road that will link the two countries.

The minister confirmed, according to the statement, that they also discussed economic relations, the movement of trade and trade exchange between the two countries, and the promotion of trade between Iraq and Turkey, directed to solve all the problems and outstanding matters between Iraq and Turkish commercial companies and reach satisfactory results for both parties. Ended 29/R77

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Finance holds a meeting on preparing the budget strategy for the years 2022-2024

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Economy News – Baghdad

On Wednesday, Minister of Finance Ali Abdul-Amir Allawi chaired the meeting of the eighteenth session of the committee for preparing the strategy of the state’s federal budget for the medium term 2022-2024.

The ministry said in a statement received by “Al-Iqtisad News”, that the meeting was attended by “the head of the General Authority to monitor the allocations of the federal ministries, the undersecretary, the advisor to the prime minister, the ministry’s advisor, and a number of general managers in the ministry and the relevant ministries.”

During the meeting, according to the statement, they discussed “the proposed amendments to the side of oil and non-oil revenues, and the follow-up to the ministerial performance steps aimed at raising and maximizing the indicators of non-oil revenues against oil revenues in a way that works to reduce the deficit gap in future budget projects and to remain at safe spending levels.”

The session also discussed the economic report submitted by the economic department in the ministry on the principles of the budget strategy for the years 2022-2024, which includes reform visions represented in adopting elements that support the revitalization of the economic reality, according to the statement.

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The President of the Republic calls for a national dialogue: elections are the peaceful path to change and reform

2021/08/18 18:13

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Baghdad / Obelisk: The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, called, on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, to establish a national dialogue that would create an electoral atmosphere of confidence, noting that “the elections are the right path for change and reform.”

The President of the Republic said in his speech on the occasion of Ashura commemoration and followed by “The Obelisk”, that the epic of Ashura crossed the boundaries of time and place, and the position of Imam Hussein, peace be upon him, was a difference between truth and falsehood.

The President of the Republic offered his condolences to the Iraqi people on the Ashura commemoration.

He added, “Iraq is going through a defining stage, a national defining moment, and urgent entitlements that are not without serious challenges, including ending corruption and consolidating the reference of a capable state with full sovereignty.”

He continued: We must appeal to the will of the people through the elections, and we must not underestimate the magnitude of the challenges surrounding the electoral process and seriously address the concerns around them through a national dialogue to reassure Iraqis and close the loopholes in the electoral process.

Salih stressed that “the elections should be the peaceful path to change and reform and get the country out of its accumulated crises, and this will not be achieved without the free will of the Iraqis away from all values, interference or manipulation, as the people are the source of authority and the basis of governance.”

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The government is looking to simplify the procedures for granting loans and banking facilities

Economie| 05:30 – 18/08/2021

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Baghdad – Mawazine News

The Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, Hamid Naim Al-Ghazi, discussed, on Wednesday, the mechanism for providing banking facilities to grant loans without interest or reduced interest.
A statement by the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, a copy of which was received by Mawazine News, stated that this measure comes from the Iraqi government’s direction to support the private sector and encourage citizens to establish small, medium and large projects.
Al-Ghazi stressed, during his presidency of the meeting to discuss the agenda of the committee concerned with granting loans for the initiative of the Central Bank, the need to take into account the implementation of tourism and entertainment projects, especially in the governorates that attract visitors, especially those witnessing religious and archaeological tourism, and the support of the private sector by Governmental banks, by granting loans of up to (100) million dinars, according to the regulations and instructions announced by the Central Bank.
According to the statement, Al-Ghazi stressed the need to support the educational sector, by granting loans for building housing complexes through investment, by granting teaching and educational staff in the governorates that have distributed residential plots, which will contribute to the establishment of modern and developed cities where all services are available.
He directed the formation of a working group headed by the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, including representatives from the Ministry of Finance, the Central Bank, and government banks, to set controls and mechanisms that contribute to simplifying the procedures for granting loans to citizens. Ended 29/R77

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Barham Salih to President of China: Iraq’s stability and sovereignty are central to the security of the region

political| 03:37 – 18/08/2021

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Baghdad – Mawazine News

The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, made a phone call to Chinese President Xi Jinping, on Wednesday.
A statement by the Presidency of the Republic, a copy of which was received by Mawazine News, said that Saleh congratulated President Xi Jinping on the centenary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, and the phone call emphasized the depth of historical relations between the two countries, the importance of expanding the horizons of joint cooperation in the economic, commercial and industrial fields, and the role of Chinese companies in the reconstruction of Iraq and their contribution to the infrastructure, energy and oil sectors in a manner that serves the interests of the peoples of the two friendly countries.
The statement added that, during the call, it was emphasized the need to enhance cultural cooperation between the two countries, increase the number of fellowships for Iraqi students in Chinese universities, and value China’s role in helping Iraq confront the Corona epidemic by sending vaccines and experts to help Iraqi health cadres.
The phone call also discussed developments in the region, where President Barham Salih stressed the importance of work and coordination in order to defuse crises and reduce their tensions, noting that Iraq’s security, stability and sovereignty are based on the security and stability of the region. Ended 29/R77

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The International Development Bank buys more than 300 advanced ATMs from CBM

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Economy News _ Baghdad

The International Development Bank and CBM, a leading information technology (IT) company, have signed a partnership agreement for state-of-the-art automated teller machines (ATMs) and solutions.
The agreement aims to develop the payment service for customers and advanced solutions for self-service banking for the International Development Bank, where a contract was made to purchase and support more than 300 advanced ATMs to advance banking services to a global level in performance.
An official source in the bank confirmed that the agreement comes with the aim of adopting the best technology and global solutions that advance banking services to the world and deploying the largest number of ATMs in all of Iraq to cover electronic card services, and the bank continues to make continuous and advanced investments in the field of banking technology, where CBM will provide the company The first in the field of technology, with long-term support at a global level and high quality, in line with the bank’s plans to provide an international level service that achieves customer satisfaction and with the latest ATM technology supported by high-level technical skills.
CBM is also a distributor for Diebold Nixdorf, one of the most important providers of ATMs and professional IT solutions in Lebanon, the Middle East and Africa.

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The Minister of Finance sets priorities for the White Paper: Reform of Financial Management Systems

2021/08/18 15:17

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  • Section : Iraq

Baghdad / Obelisk: On Wednesday, August 18, 2021, Minister of Finance Ali Abdul-Amir Allawi set the priorities of the white paper, pointing out the importance of raising the indicators of non-oil revenues.

In a statement received by the Obelisk, the media office of the Ministry of Finance said, “Minister Ali Abdul Amir Allawi chaired the meeting of the eighteenth session of the committee for preparing the state’s general federal budget strategy for the medium term 2022-2024, in the presence of the head of the General Authority for Monitoring the allocations of the Federal Ministries, the Undersecretary of the Ministry and Advisor to the Prime Minister The Ministry’s advisor and a number of general managers in the ministry and related ministries.

According to the statement, “Allawi discussed the proposed amendments to the side of oil and non-oil revenues, and the follow-up to the ministerial performance steps aimed at raising and maximizing the indicators of non-oil revenues against oil revenues in a way that works to reduce the deficit gap in future budget projects and stay at safe spending levels.” 

The session also discussed the economic report submitted by the economic department in the ministry on the principles of the budget strategy for the years 2022-2024, which includes reform visions represented in the adoption of supporting elements to revitalize the economic reality. 

The Minister of Finance stressed that one of the priorities of the white paper is the reform of financial management systems.

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