Mawazine publishes the text of the agreement between the Sadrist bloc and the Kurdistan Democratic Party

political| 09:35 – 11/02/2022

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Baghdad – Mawazine News
publishes / Mawazine News / the text of the agreement between the Sadrist bloc and the Kurdistan Democratic Party.
Below is the text:
It has become clear that Iraq has become a prisoner of corruption and dependency, and it is no longer possible to get out of the crisis inherent in the political process that controls its tracks without the concerted free will capable of laying solid national foundations, to save the country in the face of comprehensive change that would restore consideration to the higher national interests by completing Building the state and its constitutional bodies and institutions and restoring its prestige in all fields and levels. This cannot be achieved without liberating its national will and liquidating everything that is outside its authority within the framework of the constitution and the principle of separation of powers, strengthening the role of each of them and not interfering in its affairs.

Proceeding from this point of view and the forces and requirements it requires, the following:
First: Opening up, after signing this document, to some political forces that are ready to adopt this document with its basic structures and what enriches its contents, provided that everyone accepts recourse to the constitution and what is embodied by the popular will in the legislative elections.
Second: Agreeing to form the government and a national unity for salvation and change whose base is a national majority that believes and adopts what is necessary to save the country from the scourge of sectarianism and racism by working jointly to enable a democratic transformation towards building the state and restoring its prestige and adopting equal and free citizenship as a basis for governance and decision.
The signatories to this document and those who interact with it are responsible for forming the government, ensuring its continuity, providing support to it, and holding it accountable within the framework of the constitution without direct interference in its affairs, and they are responsible for its success, stumble and failure.
Third: Respecting the principle of the presence of a political opposition in Parliament that monitors government agencies and institutions in a manner that enhances its oversight role in accordance with constitutional contexts.
Fourth: Working to present a draft amendment to the constitution in Parliament in accordance with the constitutional mechanisms and their requirements within a period of up to one year.
Fifth: Supervising the implementation of the withdrawal of US forces in accordance with the timetable established between the two sides. Whether or not it is not, international norms and Iraqi law must be resorted to.
Sixth: Iraq’s commitment to the policy of anti-Zionism and the criminalization of normalization with Israel.
Seventh: Working on implementing the constitutional texts and laws that preserve moral values and prohibiting what spreads deviation and practices contrary to public and private morals.
Eighth: Respecting the prestige of the state and its institutions, in particular the judiciary, preventing the interference of political parties and blocs in everything related to the authority and its organs, confronting any external interference and criminalizing it, and protecting the borders and ports of Iraq from the domination of the outside and the parties and their extensions.
Ninth: Preserving the independence of Iraqi government decisions in its internal and external affairs from any external interference.
Tenth: Enabling the armed forces to prepare, train and arm, enhance their defensive capabilities to protect the country’s sovereignty and independence, support the official security forces and the required resources and supplies, and restore the prestige and readiness of their formations in accordance with the constitutional contexts and their development. Taking into consideration the necessity of controlling and regulating the crowd, purifying it of undisciplined elements, and limiting arms to the hands of the state.
Eleventh: Iraq is an independent, sovereign state, and in order to confirm this, the following is being implemented:
a) regulating foreign relations and establishing the principle of reciprocity with other countries.
b) Strengthening the role of Iraqi embassies and enabling them to represent Iraq with the status and role it deserves.
C) Work to restore the status of the Iraqi passport document to what it used to be in prestige and respect among other similar passports.
Twelfth: Forming a higher committee with expanded powers and in coordination with the judicial authority to audit and investigate government corruption files from 2003 onwards and to hold the negligent and the corrupt accountable with strict and clear procedures. Where did you get this?).
Thirteenth: Presenting the necessary draft laws for the public interest and complementing the building of constitutional institutions and giving priority to draft laws (the Union Council, reconstruction, and oil and gas) to the House of Representatives for discussion and taking what is necessary for their approval and taking the necessary measures to activate and implement the Law of the General Authority to Ensure the Rights of the Regions and Governorates No. (26) For the year 2016 and the Law of the General Authority for Monitoring the Allocation of Federal Imports No. (55). Ended 29 / h

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UN COMMISSION: IRAQ’S REPARATIONS TO KUWAIT ‘PAID IN FULL’

UN COMMISSION: IRAQ’S REPARATIONS TO KUWAIT ‘PAID IN FULL’ 

PM:04:52:10/02/2022 

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SULAIMANI — Iraq has completed its payment of $52.4 billion in compensation for its invasion of Kuwait in 1990, the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) said on Wednesday (February 9). 

The UN confirmed the final payment was made on January 13 and all compensation has been fully paid to individuals, companies and governments who proved they suffered damages due to Iraq’s invasion and occupation of Kuwait. 

The commission was established nearly 31 years ago in Geneva, Switzerland to process the claims and payments in compensation for damages suffered in the Gulf War. 

About 1.5 million claims out of 2.7 million filed with the UNCC were awarded, according to the United Nations. 

The Central Bank announced in December 2021 the last installment of reparations payments, amounting to $44 million, had been issued.

The bank said in a statement it hoped ending the compensation would affect “reintegrating the Iraqi banking system into the global banking system.”

Iraq was obliged to pay $52.4 billion in compensation to Kuwait according to the UNT Security Council Resolution 687, adopted on 3 April, 1991. 

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