Soon… the United Nations issues a decision to permanently close the Iraqi compensation file to Kuwait

Soon... the United Nations issues a decision to permanently close the Iraqi compensation file to Kuwait

Kuwaiti Ambassador to Baghdad – Salem Al-Zamanan December 25, 2021 09:38 PMnull

Mubasher: The Kuwaiti ambassador to Baghdad, Salem Al-Zamanan, confirmed today, Saturday, that the Compensation Committee will issue a decision to permanently close the file of financial compensation, indicating that the pledges of the donors’ conference are still valid.

Al-Zamanan said, during his visit to Anbar Governorate, to the Iraqi News Agency (INA): “Since 2003, Kuwait has been a supporter of Iraq in various fields and has participated in alleviating the suffering of the displaced by building camps and providing them with the equipment they need, caravan schools and mobile medical clinics.”

He pointed out that “Kuwait at the donors’ conference in 2018 had contributions through a $100 million grant, which was allocated to the stricken governorates, including Anbar Governorate,” noting that “there are pledges in the Kuwait conference that still exist, as one billion dollars were allocated for the rehabilitation of infrastructure, as well as billion dollar investment.

On the compensation file, Al-Zamanan said, “The compensation approved by the United Nations had a deduction to meet it, and a decision will be issued close to the Compensation Committee to close this file permanently.”

And the Prime Minister’s Adviser for Economic Affairs, Mazhar Muhammad Salih, announced in a statement to the Iraqi News Agency (INA), last Thursday, that “Iraq has ended the Kuwait war compensation file, as it paid the last payment of dues about less than 45 million dollars,” noting, that “with this, it paid Iraq has fulfilled all of its obligations imposed on it under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter and relevant Security Council resolutions in 1991.


supporters of the Popular Mobilization Forces storm a gate at Baghdad Airport

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Shafaq News/ Demonstrators affiliated with the Shiite factions gathered at Gate 1 in Baghdad International Airport and tried to move forward to the attack location that targeted the PMF leader Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis And the Iranian Command Qassem Suleimani.

“The security forces tried peacefully to prevent the demonstrators from moving forward.” A security source told Shafaq News Agency.

Meanwhile; The Counter-terrorism forces cordoned off the airport to prevent demonstrators from reaching vital facilities.

Soleimani, head of an elite overseas unit of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, was killed along with Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis on Jan. 3, 2020, in a U.S. drone strike on his convoy at Baghdad airport.

Washington had accused Soleimani of masterminding attacks by Iranian-aligned “militias” on U.S. forces in the region. His killing took U.S.-Iranian hostilities into uncharted waters and stoked concern about a major conflagration.

Finance Minister: Iraq will lay off its employees within ten years if it continues to depend on oil

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Ali Abdul-Amir Allawi, Minister of Finance, said that Iraq will have to lay off its employees within ten years if it continues to depend on oil.

Allawi said in press statements that “60% of global oil consumption goes to the transportation sector,” noting that “after 2030, the gasoline-powered car industry will be stopped globally, and until 2040 all cars will run on electricity.”

Allawi added that “the threat level is very high in the medium term,” noting that “pension obligations within 5 years will rise to 25 trillion dinars annually, while it now amounts to 19 trillion dinars.”

He explained that “the oil market will collapse and sales will decline within ten years,” noting that “Iraq at that time will have no choice but to lay off employees, which will cause major political problems.”

The Minister of Finance indicated that “the supply and demand for electricity in Iraq and the large gap between the costs of generating electricity and recovering it through collection is very large and is increasing year after year.”

And he indicated that “when preparing for the 2022 budget, the Ministry of Finance is required to provide very large sums for the electricity sector, reaching 20 trillion dinars next year.”

Allawi added, “On the other hand, we do not have any system for obtaining the cost of production and recovering it through tariffs and collection, and only 10% of the total cost is recovered.”

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The Framework: We Will Remain Silent And Will Not Pressure The Judiciary On Tomorrow’s Decision


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The Coordination Framework Forces revealed, on Saturday, its commitment to silence and not to exert pressure on the judiciary regarding tomorrow’s decision, which it is hoped will be “fair.”

A member of the framework, Kati Al-Rikabi, said in a statement to the “Information” agency, that “we are waiting for the court’s decision, which will precede its decision of the Federal Court, and therefore we look forward to its view of appeals first, and then preparing for any decision on this matter from the Federal Court.”

He added, “We have another conversation after the opinion of the competent court was issued to consider the appeals submitted to it, and therefore we will not exert any pressure on it, and we will leave the matter to the judges’ conviction and consideration of the extent of fraud that accompanied the electoral process.”

He pointed out that “all possibilities go towards the good faith of the court and its judges, and therefore we hope that its decision will be in the interest of the oppressed blocs and candidates.”

And the Iraqi street awaits tomorrow, the twenty-sixth of December, a postponed date for the issuance of the final decision on the results by the Federal Court, with fear of the nature of the decision.

An upcoming meeting between Al-Amiri and Al-Sadr to resolve the formation of the new Iraqi government

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Shafaq News/ A source in the Al-Fateh Alliance, led by the Secretary-General of the “Badr” Organization, Hadi al-Amiri, revealed on Saturday that the latter will assume the task of negotiating with the Sadrist bloc on forming the new government, according to the division of tasks adopted by the coordination framework in its last meetings.

The source told Shafaq News Agency, “The leaders of the coordination framework divided the tasks of negotiating with the winning forces in the legislative elections that took place last October, on three axes. The first is led by the leader of the framework and head of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, and his task is to negotiate with the Kurdish forces for an agreement.” on a consensual formula that fulfills the demands or fulfills the desires of all parties and in the interest of the country in general.”

“The second axis is led by former Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to negotiate and negotiate with all Sunni forces to reach future understandings and ensure their support for the framework’s directions,” he added.

He noted that “the leaders of the two axes referred to seem to have made remarkable progress in the negotiation rounds in the past few days.”

The source added, “As for the important and third axis, it is led by the leader of the Al-Fateh Alliance Hadi al-Amiri, and his tasks are focused on negotiating with the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr and his leaders in the Sadrist bloc, and it is hoped that a meeting will be held soon between the two parties.”

He added, “So far, the location of the meeting has not been determined, and most likely it will be in Al-Hanana, Sadr’s residence, to agree on the smallest details related to forming the government in the event the latter decides to join the Shiite house and form a Shiite majority that will be the decision-maker in forming the next national consensus government.”

The source pointed out that “the coordinating framework strives to ensure that the Sadrist bloc joins the framework to form a unified Shiite alliance that agrees on a comprehensive national program.”

Former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki led a negotiating delegation to engage with the Kurdish forces in Erbil over the future of the political process and the general outlines of the features of the new government, followed by negotiations with the Sunni forces led by the leader of the State Forces Alliance, Haider al-Abadi.

On the tenth of last October, Iraq held early legislative elections to get out of a political crisis that swept the country after large demonstrations in the central and southern regions in 2019 in protest against the widespread unemployment in society, the spread of financial and administrative corruption in government departments and institutions, and the deteriorating reality The service and the livelihood, which prompted the former prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, to resign under popular pressure.

As soon as the preliminary results of the recent elections were announced, the voices of political forces and actors rose in their rejection of losing many seats, accusing them of major fraud in the ballot, which was denied by the executive and judicial authorities, at a time when the United Nations and international organizations praised the integrity of the electoral process.

Expectations of the Federal Court’s response to the case for the annulment of the election results

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Shafaq News/ The Iraqi law expert, Tariq Harb, expected today, Saturday, that the Federal Supreme Court will issue a decision dismissing the case to cancel the results of the early parliamentary elections filed by the leader of the Al-Fateh Alliance Hadi Al-Amiri.

Harb told Shafaq News Agency, “We expect that the Federal Supreme Court will respond to the lawsuit filed to cancel the results of the early parliamentary elections, especially after the Federal Court rejected last week, the lawsuit filed by the winning candidate in the Muthanna Governorate, Basem Khashan and some other representatives, and demanding the return of the previous parliament.” to work again.”

He added, “That is why we expect the Federal Supreme Court, in its session, which will be held on Monday, to issue a decision rejecting the other lawsuit filed by the leader of the Al-Fateh Alliance Hadi Al-Amiri, to cancel the results of the early parliamentary elections, nullify them and return them,” stressing that “this decision is binding and not subject to appeal, and it will move towards The court will then have to ratify the results announced by the commission.

The Federal Supreme Court of Iraq has set tomorrow, Sunday, January 26, as the date for the issuance of the decision by the Federal Court regarding the lawsuit filed by Al-Amiri demanding the annulment of the results of the early parliamentary elections, after listening to the last pleas and requests of the two fallen parties.

Al-Amiri gave his testimony in the Federal Court session held on Sunday morning, 22/12/2021, before the judges of the Federal Court, in which he reiterated his position against the election results.