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Iraq Announces Its Imminent Accession To The World Trade Organization

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Today, Monday, The Ministry Of Commerce Revealed An Upcoming Visit Of Its Minister To Geneva To Discuss Iraq’s Accession To The World Trade Organization, While Noting That Iraq Needs To Pass Laws And Legislation To Support Its Position Internationally.

The Official Spokesman For The Ministry Of Commerce, Muhammad Hanoun, Said, “The Ministry Of Commerce Is Mobilizing Its Efforts Towards Iraq’s Accession To The World Trade Organization, And Its Minister And At The Head Of A Government Delegation Will Go To Geneva Next Week To Reach An Agreement With European Trade Ministers And European Countries Regarding Accession.”
He Stressed That “We Look Forward To Finalizing The File Of Iraq’s Accession To The World Trade Organization Soon,” Noting That “The Accession Process Is Complex And Includes Many Great Conditions.”
He Pointed Out That “Iraq Needs To Pass Laws And Legislation On Many Topics, Including The Economy, Customs, And Other Required Details And Controls.”
He Explained, “The Ministry Of Commerce Has Prepared An Integrated File, And We Hope To Discuss It With The European Side With The Aim Of Joining The Organization.”

العراق يعلن قرب انضمامه لمنظمة التجارة العالمية

Commission: What I spoke of Plasschaert confirms the integrity of the October elections

political| 09:50 – 23/11/2021


Baghdad – Mawazine News

Today, Tuesday, the Independent High Electoral Commission confirmed that what the representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jeanine Plasschaert, spoke before the UN Security Council about the Iraqi elections, confirms the integrity of the October elections.
A member of the Commission’s media team, Imad Jamil, said that “what the United Nations representative in Iraq, Jenin Plasschaert, spoke in her briefing before the UN Security Council confirmed the integrity of the October elections.”
Jamil added, “International support is not new, but has continued since the end of the electoral process, and this is a confirmation of what was previously stated that the elections were exemplary and different from their predecessors.”
On the manual counting and sorting of electoral stations in Dhi Qar, Jamil explained, “All stations covered by the appeals 15 are 870, and today 389 stations have been completed in Dhi Qar.”
He pointed out that “the Commission will start tomorrow counting and sorting stations covered by appeals in the capital, Baghdad, Najaf, Muthanna and Nineveh,” stressing that “next Thursday is the final end of the counting and sorting process.”
He explained, “The stations whose results were canceled are the stations covered by the fingerprint intersection, the delay of the tapes, and the stations that were not sent electronically. Therefore, their numbers were different in the appeals and changed in the result and were in favor of those who filed the appeals, including in Kirkuk and Babylon, as well as in Nineveh, Erbil, Basra and Baghdad.”
He pointed out that “the Commission’s Council, after completing the manual counting and sorting process next Thursday, will complete its decisions and submit them to the judicial body for decision,” noting that “the judicial body takes 10 days to resolve decisions and decide on them, but it may take less time due to the lack of appeals, and then after The commission is informed of the decision, and the commission announces the final results. Ended 29 / p. 87

Al-Sadr welcomes Plasschaert’s statements and calls on the naysayers to stay away from “arguments”

politicsbreakingMuqtada al-SadrJeanine Hennis-Plasschaert 2021-11-23 15:36A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, welcomed on Tuesday the statements of the head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq “UNAMI”, Jenin Hennis-Plasschaert, regarding the results of the Iraqi elections, calling for those rejecting the results to stay away from political “arguments”.

Al-Sadr said in a tweet seen by Shafak News Agency, “New UN statements regarding the Iraqi elections … give hope and good UN recommendations, which we advise to follow and to avoid political polemics, violence and destabilization of security.”

He added, “It is a new opportunity for those who reject the election results to review themselves and submit to the results, not only for political benefits, but for the people who aspire to a (national majority government) that will provide Iraq and the Iraqis with security, sovereignty, stability, reconstruction and services that our proud and patient people aspire for.”

Al-Sadr continued, “One of the most important statements issued by the United Nations envoy is that there is no evidence of electoral fraud in addition to what was stated in her words, stressing the absence of procrastination and delay in announcing the results, so the Federal Court should work diligently and impartially on that and deal with appeals.” professionally and does not succumb to political pressures as we hoped for it.. the people are eagerly looking forward to this in order to reach safety and a comfortable life.”

And earlier today, Tuesday, the head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), Jenin Hennis-Plasschaert, said during her briefing before the UN Security Council, that the Iraqi authorities managed the early parliamentary elections professionally, and that there was no evidence of fraud in the process.

“Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq”, one of the parties to the Shiite coordination framework, attacked Plasschaert’s statements, and a member of the Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq political bureau, Saad al-Saadi, told Shafaq News, “We did not count on the UN envoy to play a positive role in the elections file, as she is one of the external players’ partners in manipulating the results of the elections; With a threatening letter to the commission that it will not recognize the results of the elections if they change after the appeals.”

Blackshart from the Security Council: There is no evidence of fraud in the Iraqi elections

2021/11/23 17:13

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Baghdad / Obelisk: The head of the UNAMI mission in Iraq, Jenin Plasshart, confirmed, on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, that there is no evidence of fraud in the Iraqi elections.

The obelisk publishes the most prominent statements made by Plasschaert from the United Nations Security Council:

– Blackshart: We refuse to change the election results in Iraq by intimidation and pressure.

Blackshart: So far, as the judiciary has stated, there is no evidence of electoral fraud

– Blackshart: Reactions to the Iraqi elections are normal in democratic countries.

Blackshart: Iraq’s future is ambiguous and needs real reforms.

Blackshart: The October elections were assessed as generally sound.

– Plasschaert on post-election developments: Calm, restraint and dialogue are the only way forward.

– Blackshart: So far, as the judiciary has stated, there is no evidence of fraud in the elections.

– Blackshart: We call for dealing with electoral problems in accordance with the law.

Blackshart: The recent parliamentary elections are an important starting point on a longer path towards restoring the confidence of the people.

Al-Kazemi’s advisor determines how the economy will grow and prosper

Al-Kazemi’s advisor determines how the economy will grow and prosper

in a: November 23, 2021In: news2Tags: Prime Minister , Muhammad Mazhar Salihno commentsViews 0 views print

Today, Tuesday, the Prime Minister’s Financial Affairs Adviser, Mazhar Muhammad Salih, outlined a series of measures, including the sustainability of Iraq’s economic growth, and stressed the need to present a package of measures to encourage private investment and production activities.

Salih said: “What is important today is the accelerated growth of the energy sector, as its contribution to the gross domestic product is about 45%, and its direct and indirect impact extends to more than 80% of national economic activities and business cycles in Iraq. As a positive effect, the volume of crude oil produced and exported by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has continued to increase.

He added: Practical investment in supporting, shaping and building productive capital wealth will continue to be at the fore in order to maintain the sustainability of the positive economic growth that has been achieved, and which is affected and stimulated by the construction sector in this initiative. The Central Bank of Iraq provided nearly 2 trillion dinars to finance housing activities, an activity that bears the responsibility of employing about 20% of the Iraqi workforce to support basic food security in Iraq in light of the water shortage. All this helps to make the GDP growth rate exceed the population growth rate, which is a positive indicator of welfare trends

He stressed that “the ability to maintain the positive trend in investment spending policies or the so-called (investment accelerators) must be preserved by maintaining the momentum of investment stimulus measures and policies, especially when it comes to the implementation of related infrastructure and previously. Suspend government projects, support financing activities for the private sector to carry out investment activities and start their initiatives without bureaucratic hurdles here and there.

Saleh believes that this is “an appropriate opportunity to re-examine the policies and procedures related to encouraging government investment, especially private investment. The program will help remove useless administrative restrictions on the above activities and enhance the business environment through effective government decision-making. “In the end, expanding the base of tax flexibility, just like the recent Cabinet decisions and other decisions, easing all administrative restrictions, and taking the best administrative and administrative steps that must be followed to transform the economic surplus in the national economy (in terms of economic liquidity) – density as representative) turns into dynamics , which leads to actual investment becoming an important financial leverage that can be used in development spending and the operation of production factors, in order to achieve sustainable growth of national income.

He stressed that “it is necessary to immediately start a package of measures to encourage private investment and production activities, with strong support from the government’s economic policies, to improve the business environment and support the sustainable growth of national products in all aspects, in a flexible and responsible manner.” Effective and wise procedural policies adopted by government agencies.”

مستشار الكاظمي يحدد كيفية نمو الاقتصاد وازدهاره

Baghdad sends more than two billion dinars in financial dues to the Kurdistan Region

economyKurdistan RegionFederal governmentFinancial duesfarmers 2021-11-23 06:07A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The federal government sent today, Tuesday, the seventh batch of financial dues to farmers of Kurdistan Region for the year 2021, which is scheduled to be distributed to the provinces of the region.

The Director General of the Directorate of Trade in the Ministry of Industry and Trade in the region, Nawzad Sheikh Kamel, said in a statement today, that the amount sent by the federal government is as follows: Sulaymaniyah one billion and 400 million dinars, Erbil 923 million dinars, Dohuk 140 million dinars.

He explained that after completing the administrative procedures, the amounts will be distributed to farmers through the Directorate of Grain Trade of the Kurdistan Regional Government, noting that farmers will receive their financial dues as soon as possible from city banks.

The most important to her” .. Plasschaert briefed the Security Council today on the developments in Iraq and the election file

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"The most important to her" .. Plasschaert briefed the Security Council today on the developments in Iraq and the election file

{Political: Al Furat News} The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, will provide a briefing at the United Nations Security Council session on developments in Iraq and the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) today, Tuesday. 

The briefing session will start at six in the evening, Baghdad time, and the session will be broadcast live {click here }.

Perhaps this briefing is the most important for Plasschaert – of Dutch origin – since the start of her duties as a UN envoy in Iraq in August 2018 due to the tense political situation in the country after accusations of fraud and violations in the file of the results of the early parliamentary elections that took place on the tenth of last October and the sit-in of demonstrators demanding a re-counting. for results manually.
It is expected that the Electoral Commission will announce the final results in the next few days, with political forces submitting appeals of the results to the Federal Court.

Harb: The lawsuit to cancel the expected electoral results requires a new parliament


Baghdad / Al-Mawrid News

The legal expert, Tariq Harb, confirmed today, Tuesday, that the lawsuit to cancel the foreseen electoral results needs an opponent, and the opponent is the new parliament.

Harb said, “The lawsuit to cancel the electoral results before the Federal Supreme Court needs to deduct any defendant, which is the new House of Representatives, which will be held later, and therefore the Supreme Court will postpone the case until the new Council holds its sessions.”

Harb added, “A lawsuit was filed to cancel the electoral results, cancel the elections, and the consequences of the elections before the Federal Supreme Court. The law determines that every lawsuit must arise between two legal opponents, namely the plaintiff, i.e. the one who files the lawsuit and the defendant, i.e. the one against whom judgment is issued, and this is what is called by law the principle of litigation contained In Article 4 of the Civil Procedures Law, which required him to have an opponent for the plaintiff, i.e. to file a lawsuit against him to obtain a judgment, and for  the plaintiff to specify the first opponent, the defendant, the second opponent  in the lawsuit, and this opponent is called a defendant, against whom the court will issue a judgment obligating him to do or perform something. .

He pointed out that “in this case, the election results are canceled and new elections are held, and the opponent and the defendant are the new parliament only, since this parliament in its previous capacity is the one who set the date for the elections whose results are required to be canceled and took over dissolving itself and setting the date for the elections 10/10 He legislated the Elections Law No. 9 of 2020 and legislated the Elections Commission Law No. 31 of 2019 and this House of Representatives determined the provisions of the Electoral Judicial Authority as a body for contesting elections in Articles 19 and 20 of the previous law.

 Harb explained that “in other words, everything related to the elections, from beginning to end, was the House of Representatives responsible for them and not any other party. “.

 He stressed that “it is not suitable for the Council of Ministers or the Prime Minister to be an opponent in the lawsuit to cancel the electoral results, and the House of Representatives is the opponent and the defendant, because it is constitutionally and legally the relevant authority in canceling the electoral results, canceling the elections, dissolving the new House of Representatives itself and holding new elections.”

Harb concluded by saying: “The new parliament still has time to hold its first session after completing and ratifying the electoral results. What we see is that the Federal Supreme Court will postpone the consideration of this case until the new parliament holds its fundamentalist session, as long as the new parliament is the only claimant. him and the opponent in the lawsuit .”

Jamal Cougar to / Nina /: The final results must be announced as soon as the announced boxes are opened yesterday

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Baghdad / NINA / – The winning candidate, Jamal Kougar, confirmed that: The final results must be announced immediately after opening the announced boxes yesterday. 

He told the National Iraqi News Agency ( NINA ): The Election Commission and the Judicial Council, which ordered the opening of the boxes announced yesterday, were supposed to announce that these are the last boxes to be opened and prepared manually until the door is closed for any further step. 

 He continued, “When this process ends, the results should be announced immediately afterwards, otherwise other voices will rise and the door will be open to many similar demands.” 

 He stressed: The Commission should issue a statement declaring that these funds that will be opened are the last meal. 

The spokeswoman for the Independent High Electoral Commission, Jumana Al-Ghalay, announced yesterday that the commission will start sorting 382 new stations today, Tuesday.

Al-Ghalay said in a televised statement: More than 15,000 boxes were re-sorted manually by the Commission, adding that manual counting and sorting operations are taking place in front of international and UN observers. 

She explained, that the final results of the elections will be announced by the commission after its approval./ End 3