UNAMI: Targeting embassies and civilians are brutal attempts to destabilize Iraq

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Shafaq News/ The United Nations mission in Iraq, “UNAMI”, confirmed on Thursday that targeting embassies with missiles is a brutal attempt to destabilize the country. 

In a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, the UN mission stated that “targeting embassies with missiles and causing casualties among Iraqi civilians are brutal attempts to destabilize the country.”

“Peace and security are prerequisites for addressing urgent domestic priorities and affirming Iraq’s sovereignty,” she added.

Earlier today, a security source told Shafaq News Agency that an attack with three missiles launched from Karara area of ​​Al-Dora city, south of the capital, Baghdad, targeted the US embassy building in the Green Zone. The embassy’s “Seram” air defense system managed to intercept two missiles , while the third fell within the approaches of the embassy.

The Security Media Cell confirmed that the missile bombing, “a cowardly terrorist act, exposed the innocent residents of the Green Zone in central Baghdad and the headquarters of diplomatic missions that the Iraqi security forces bear the responsibility of protecting,” noting that it resulted in the injury of a girl and a woman.

The US embassy in Baghdad had indicated that “the missile attack on the American embassy compound was carried out by terrorist groups seeking to undermine Iraq’s security, sovereignty and international relations,” stressing that “these types of heinous attacks are an attack not only on diplomatic facilities, but on the sovereignty of the country.” Iraq itself.

The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, believed that the bombing of the US embassy in Baghdad, by the “resistance” prosecutor, was intended to delay the withdrawal of US forces from Iraq.

While the leader of Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq, Qais al-Khazali, stated that “targeting al-Khadra at this time, and in the same old method, is an attempt to shuffle the cards,” stressing that “the resistance factions did not target the American embassy now.”

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Video.. Two explosions target the headquarters of Al-Halbousi and Al-Khanjar in Baghdad

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Shafaq News/ On Friday, a security source reported that two explosions occurred that targeted the headquarters of the “Progress” movement and the other of the “Azm” movement in the capital, Baghdad.

The “Progress” movement is headed by Muhammad al-Halbousi, the speaker of the Iraqi parliament, and the “Azm” movement is headed by Khamis al-Khanjar.

Members of Taqadoul Movement told Shafaq News that a homemade bomb exploded inside the headquarters in the Adhamiya area, locality 308, Main Street, causing only material damage.

“After inspection, it was found that there was a second home-made bomb that had not exploded and that it was dismantled by the engineering effort,” he added.

In parallel, a similar explosion targeted an office of the “Azm” coalition in the Yarmouk area of ​​the capital, Baghdad, causing material damage.

The headquarters of the fifth branch (Baghdad branch) of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, was attacked at dawn on Thursday with a grenade, the explosion of which caused material damage.

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The Sadrist movement sacrifices its ally Barham for its new alliance with Barzani

 JANUARY 14, 2022

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Aswar // The denial of the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Hoshyar Zebari, in a blog post, waiving the position of President of the Republic, was only after a green light for an agreement with the Sadrist movement, to grant him the position. 

The current President of the Republic, Barham Salih, is the scapegoat that the Sadrist movement is slaughtering on the threshold of an alliance with Barzani’s party, an alliance that was exposed in the first parliamentary session, when Barzani’s party threw all its weight to the side of the Sadrist movement, refusing all previous pledges that it would stand on (neutrality) between the Shiite parties.

This bias, and standing with a Shiite party against another, according to political and media sources, angered the coordination framework, as well as the Iranian side, and it clearly affected the course and results of the first session of the new parliament.

Beyond that, Barham Salih will be a scapegoat, for a settlement in Kirkuk, over the position of governor, and all of this will have the support of the (largest) Sadrist bloc.

The Sadrist political streak, Barzani, will be exuded by the overthrow of Barham Salih, with the Sadrist bloc’s vote and Hoshyar Zebari’s progress and determination, after the first session was decided in favor of electing Muhammad al-Halbousi as Speaker of Parliament, something that the Sadrist movement and Barzani’s party clearly sought.

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Gulf War: The United Nations Committee Announces Payment of Final Reparations to Kuwait

The burning of an oil well by the Iraqi forces in the fields of Al-Muqwa.  In the foreground is a lake of oil due to uncovered oil wells.  30 March 1991.

UN Photo/John IsaacThe burning of an oil well by the Iraqi forces in the fields of Al-Muqwa. In the foreground is a lake of oil due to uncovered oil wells. 30 March 1991.    January 13, 2022peace and security

The United Nations Commission on Compensation for Damage Resulting from Iraq’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait announced on Thursday that more than 30 years after Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait, Kuwait has received the latest war reparations from the State of Iraq. 
 

Thus, Baghdad has completed compensation payments and paid more than 629 million dollars for the losses resulting from Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait in 1990, and its occupation of it for a period of seven months.

In a statement, the Compensation Committee said: “Today, the United Nations Compensation Committee provided the Government of the State of Kuwait with an amount of $629,324,488 to pay the Committee’s remaining claim with an unpaid compensation balance.”

With this amount, all claimants who were awarded compensation by the Commission will now have received the full amount of their compensation.

Over the past 30 years, Iraq has paid Kuwait $50 billion in war reparations. However, in light of the financial difficulties due to the pandemic, and the drop in oil prices, Baghdad demanded to postpone the payment of the remaining two billion dollars.

In total, the commission has paid $52.4 billion in damages to more than 1.5 million claimants worldwide. The UN Compensation Commission related to the Gulf War had received about 2.7 million claims and completed its review of all claims in 2005.

An extraordinary session on the occasion of the end of its work

As the commission approaches its conclusion, a special meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on February 9 to celebrate the full payment of all compensation awarded by the commission and the expiration of its mandate.

The successful claims were paid from the UN Compensation Commission Fund, which received a percentage of the proceeds from sales of Iraqi oil and petroleum products exports.

This percentage has been established pursuant to various Security Council resolutions and Governing Council decisions of the Committee and was recently set at 3 per cent by Governing Council decision 276 (2017). 

The Commission was established in 1991 as a subsidiary organ of the UN Security Council, in accordance with Security Council Resolutions 687 (1991) and 692 (1991) to process claims and pay compensation for losses and damages incurred by individuals, companies, governments and international organizations as a direct result of Iraq’s invasion and occupation of Kuwait (from 2 August / August 1990 to March 2, 1991).

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Legal clarification regarding the Federal Court’s decision to stop the work of the Presidency of Parliament

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The legal expert, Tariq Harb, confirmed today, Thursday, that the Federal Court order recognized the constitutionality of the election of the Speaker and his two deputies.
In a statement received by Mawazine News, Harb said, “The Supreme Court’s order recognized the constitutionality of the election of Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi and his two deputies, and did not cancel the measures taken by the Presidency of the Council against deputies in the name of Khazal Khashan and Mahmoud al-Mashhadani, and this is clear from the court’s decision that I mentioned in the line. the elected Presidency of the House of Representatives – so the court’s order is on future cases and not on previous cases that were issued against Al-Mashhadani and Khashan,and the election of the head of the Halbousi Council and his two deputies are procedures It is not covered by the state order because it was previously taken by the House of Representatives and supported by the Supreme Court.”
He explained that “the state order includes stopping the new and future work of the Presidency of the Council only. The election procedures are constitutional when the matter described the election Presidency, which supported the election, and the court’s description of the Presidency of the Council of Representatives with the phrase elected in the first session on 1/9 means the court’s recognition of the legality and constitutionality of the session election of Al-Halbousi and his two deputies.
And he continued, “The state order stated that the suspension is temporary and the possibility of canceling the suspension exists at any moment, and this was confirmed by the presence of Khazal Khashan with me in the neutral program at nine o’clock in the Iraqi News, as he admitted losing the case, and the Supreme Court did not support any of his requests or those of al-Mashhadani.” End 29 /p.87

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The US Embassy on the missile bombing: Terrorist groups seek to undermine Iraq’s international relations

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Shafaq News / The American embassy in Baghdad commented on the missile shelling it was subjected to on Thursday evening, referring to the presence of “terrorist groups” that it said seek to undermine Iraq’s international relations.

In a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, the embassy stated, “The American embassy complex was attacked this evening by terrorist groups seeking to undermine Iraq’s security, sovereignty and international relations.”

“We have always said that these kinds of outrageous attacks are an assault not only on diplomatic facilities, but on the sovereignty of Iraq itself,” she added.

Earlier today, a security source told Shafaq News Agency that an attack with three missiles launched from Karara area of ​​Al-Dora city, south of the capital, Baghdad, targeted the US embassy building in the Green Zone. The embassy’s “Seram” air defense system managed to intercept two missiles , while the third fell within the approaches of the embassy.

The Security Media Cell confirmed that the missile bombing, “a cowardly terrorist act, exposed the innocent residents of the Green Zone in central Baghdad and the headquarters of diplomatic missions that the Iraqi security forces bear the responsibility of protecting,” noting that it resulted in the injury of a girl and a woman.

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Al-Sadr tweets about the ruling to suspend the Presidency of the House of Representatives

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, the head of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, tweeted about the Federal Court’s decision to temporarily suspend the work of the elected Presidency of the House of Representatives. 
Al-Sadr said in a tweet via Twitter, “If the Federal Court’s decision was to temporarily suspend the work of the Presidency of the Parliament without pressure from here and there, then it is the first step to finding opposition in Parliament and not resorting to violence towards the formation of a national majority government.” 
He added, “But our hope is that the opposition will work for the common good and observe the constitutional deadlines.”

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Missiles target the Green Zone and the C-RAM system responds

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Baghdad / Obelisk: On Thursday, January 13, 2022, missiles targeted the US embassy in the Green Zone in central Baghdad.

A security source told Al-Masala that missiles targeted the US embassy in the Green Zone.

He pointed to the sound of sirens from inside the US embassy and the response of the C-RAM system in Baghdad.

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Iraq’s ranking among Arab countries in gold reserves for 2022

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Iraq's ranking among Arab countries in gold reserves for 2022

{Economic: Al Furat News} Saudi Arabia leads the Arab countries in gold reserves, as the Kingdom owns 323.1 tons of the precious metal, according to the first report of the World Gold Council this year. 

The Council recently published its report for the month of January 2022, where it showed that the reserves of central banks in the world amounted to 3,5571.3 tons of the metal, an increase of about 11 tons over the report of last December.

The following is a table showing the ranking of Arab countries in gold reserves based on the World Gold Council report for the month of January 2022:

Gold is a safe haven, especially in times of crisis, as many people tend to buy it to hedge against inflation risks, and in the past years, the prices of the precious metal have risen in light of the Corona virus crisis and its consequences.

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Al-Halbousi receives an official invitation to visit America

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Shafaq News/ The Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Muhammad al-Halbousi, received, on Thursday, an official invitation from the US State Department to visit the United States.

Al-Halbousi’s media office said, in a statement received by Shafak News Agency, that the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, sent, via a phone call, an official invitation to Al-Halbousi to visit the United States of America as soon as possible.

After congratulating Al-Halbousi on his assumption of the presidency of the House of Representatives, Blinken stressed the continuation of cooperation between the two countries in all fields.

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