Opening the land borders to Iraqis residing in Jordan

local| 09:11 – 09/09/2021

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The Iraqi ambassador to Amman, Haider Al-Adari, announced today, Thursday, the approval of the Jordanian Ministry of Interior to open the land borders to Iraqis residing in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Al-Adhari said in a statement received by Mawazine News, that “the Jordanian Minister of Interior, His Excellency Mazen Al-Faraya, has agreed to open the land border crossing, Trebil-Al-Karmaya, to Iraqis who have residence permits in the Kingdom for a period of one year or five years to travel by land (to and from the Kingdom) in their personal cars. without the need for prior approval.
He added, “The decision will enter into force as soon as its instructions reach the land port, while adhering to the health conditions followed in the Kingdom,” expressing his thanks and gratitude for this decision, which serves the two brotherly countries and peoples.

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Iraq is preparing to hold a conference to discuss the recovery of its looted funds

09/09/2021 22:07

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Baghdad / Obelisk: The former member of the Anti-Corruption Committee, Saeed Yassin, revealed on Thursday, September 9, 2021, the amount of looted and smuggled funds from Iraq, and while he announced that a conference would be held to discuss its recovery in the middle of this month.

Yassin said in a press statement followed by “The Obelisk” that work to recover the looted funds is carried out through the Integrity Commission’s Money Recovery Department, the Fund for Recovering the Funds, whose membership includes the Integrity Commission and the ministries of finance, foreign affairs, justice, the judiciary, the Central Bank, the intelligence and national security agencies, as well as the Financial Supervision Bureau. .

He pointed out that there is a conference to recover funds that will be held on 14 or 15 September to activate the role of the Ministry of Justice as it is considered as Iraq’s lawyer before the world, indicating that the volume of corruption funds is estimated at 360 billion dollars .

On Monday, September 6, 2021, the judge of the Rusafa Court, which is competent to look into issues of integrity, money laundering and economic crime, Ayad Mohsen Damad, revealed that efforts are being made to recover smuggled funds in Morocco and the UAE.

Damad said, in a press statement, that dozens of cases were reviewed regarding (key card) outlets and exchange companies that operate and transfer money outside Iraq without a permit, noting that such work is tainted by many suspicions of currency smuggling and money laundering.

Since 2003, Iraq has been suffering from the smuggling of its financial resources outside the country, as if it had become a norm practiced by political forces.

According to estimates, the Iraqi funds smuggled abroad range from 150 to 350 billion dollars.

The amount of smuggled funds – according to estimates – is very large, which requires a double effort from the government and the relevant institutions to recover these funds.

Iraq needs to legislate laws in order to recover this money, as well as activate a law from where did you get this, which will have an impact on recovering the smuggled money.

And last October, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi announced the establishment of an international financial alliance, under the name of the Economic Contact Group, that takes responsibility for helping Iraq as a consultant, in overcoming its economic crisis.

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Joint Operations: No American request to stay in Iraq

political| 08:48 – 09/09/2021

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The Joint Operations Command confirmed, on Thursday, that the United States of America did not submit a request regarding the survival of its combat forces in Iraq, while confirming that the American side is committed to the outcomes of the strategic dialogue and that next December 31 is the last date for the survival of its combat forces in Iraq.
The spokesman for the Operations Command, Major General Tahsin al-Khafaji, said, “The joint Iraqi-US committee has started implementing the outcomes of the strategic dialogue,” noting that “the last date for the stay of the American combat forces in Iraq will be December 31, according to what was agreed upon during the strategic dialogue rounds between the two countries.”
Regarding submitting an American request for the combat forces to remain, Al-Khafaji confirmed that “the Iraqi side has not received a request from America to keep its combat forces in Iraq,” noting that “the cooperation between the two countries will be in the field of training and exchange of experiences, and there is ongoing work with America in fighting ISIS through the exchange of intelligence information.” and security, and the security forces may need an air effort that can be requested from America.”
He pointed out that “the American forces began to withdraw in large numbers in implementation of the outcomes of the strategic dialogue,” stressing that “the Americans do not own camps or centers except for a small part at the Ain Al-Assad base, which is currently managed by Iraqi leadership, in addition to the Al-Harir base, of which the American forces occupy a small part as well. The bulk of it is under the command of the Peshmerga forces in Kurdistan.”
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Aboul Gheit: The Baghdad conference represents an important step to support Iraq’s sovereignty and keep it away from quarrels

09/09/2021 16:53

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Baghdad/The Obelisk: The Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, affirmed, Thursday, September 9, 2021, that the Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership represents an important step to support Iraq’s sovereignty and keep it away from disputes and a key to the stability of the Arab Mashreq .

In his speech at the opening of the meeting of Arab foreign ministers held in Cairo, Aboul Gheit said that the Baghdad conference, which was held last August, represents an important step that gives the right message to all parties. A stable and secure one is the definite interest of all its neighbors .

He added that the dialogue between the regional parties should be based on a clear basis and on the basis of countries’ respect for each other in accordance with the principle of non-interference in internal affairs .

On the other hand, Aboul Gheit added that the Palestinian cause is still alive and vibrant and able to mobilize international support and that it enjoys a comprehensive Arab consensus on its main principles.

He pointed out that launching a political process on the basis of the two-state solution and returning to the borders of June 4, 1967 represent the only way to a real, lasting and comprehensive peace in the region.

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Al-Kazemi will visit Iran next Sunday

political| 03:20 – 09/09/2021

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, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi is scheduled to visit, next Sunday, the Iranian capital, Tehran.
A government source said in an interview with “Mawazine News” that “Al-Kazemi will visit Iran next Sunday.”
He added, “Al-Kazemi will be accompanied by a ministerial delegation.” Ended 29 / h

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Al-Kazemi receives a US military delegation headed by the Commander of the US Central Command

political| 03:52 – 09/09/2021

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, Prime Minister and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Mustafa Al-Kazemi received, on Thursday, a US military delegation headed by the Commander of the US Central Command, Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie, accompanied by the US Ambassador to Iraq Matthew Tueller.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister stressed the importance of concerted international efforts against the threat of terrorism and extremist takfiri ideology, which threaten the region and the entire world, noting that “Iraq will remain proud of the victory it achieved against the most powerful terrorist organizations in the modern era.”
Al-Kazemi added, “The support, support and training that Iraq obtained from all its brothers and friends were all an essential element in achieving that victory, and in raising the level of the capabilities of the security forces in a way that enabled the government to move in its relationship with the international coalition, to the stage of ending combat missions.” .
For his part, General McKenzie praised the “continuous development of the capabilities and skills of the Iraqi security forces, and their ability to carry out combat roles against terrorism efficiently and courageously, with the task of the international coalition moving to advice, training and intelligence cooperation.”
He pointed out that “the ceremony that took place today, and witnessed the handover of the leadership of the coalition to Major General John Brennan, succeeding Lieutenant-General Paul Calvert, represents one of the steps to achieve this transition.”
McKenzie stressed, “Reducing the level of the American military presence will not weaken the commitment of the United States of America to the broader strategic relationship with Iraq, in the political, economic, cultural and other fields, as well as the security relationship, according to the outcomes of the strategic dialogue between the two countries.”
He pointed out, “It was agreed during the meeting to hold a new meeting of the Iraqi Military Technical Committee and its American counterpart, in order to implement the remaining steps of the outputs of the strategic dialogue, especially with regard to ending the presence of American combat forces at the end of this year, after the reduction of the level of military representation was achieved. To lead the coalition, in line with the new non-combat phase of its role in Iraq.” Ended 29 / h

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