An attack targeting the headquarters of the Al-Halbousi party in Anbar (photos)

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Shafaq News/ A security source reported that an attack took place on Friday evening on the headquarters of the Taqaddam party led by Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi in Anbar Governorate, western Iraq.

The source told Shafaq News Agency, “Unidentified persons threw a grenade at the headquarters of the Taqaddam party in Heet district, Anbar Governorate.”

He added that no information has been received so far about whether there were any injuries.

The headquarters of the Taqaddam Party and the Kurdistan Democratic Party were subject to repeated attacks several weeks ago in Baghdad, Anbar and Kirkuk.

The two parties are main allies of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, who is seeking to form a national majority government, which is opposed by the coordinating framework forces that are trying to find a foothold in the next government by forming a consensus government similar to previous governments.

The new attack comes a few hours after Al-Halbousi accused what he described as “uncontrolled will” of trying to break the prestige of the state.

Al-Halbousi said in a tweet, “From the beginning, we chose politics as an alternative to the weapons that were raised in our faces in our regions, for our certainty that violence does not build states, but rather is built with freedom, justice and equality in accordance with a ruling constitution and the force of law.”

He added, “Today, undisciplined wills appear trying to break the prestige of the state by demolishing its pillars and threatening the components of the people. We did not fear the weapons of the first and we will not accept the threat of others, and we did not and will not change our insistent approach to building the state away from violence. When did you enslave people and their mothers gave birth to them free.”

And earlier on Friday, Al-Sadr threatened not to remain silent about those who threaten allies and partners in the government of the national majority.

Al-Sadr said in an angry tweet, which was seen by Shafak News Agency, which he started with “My People’s Poetry”, “I am not threatening death.

He added, “Once again, the voices of the crushing monsters that are aware of nothing but the threat are rising… Once again they are threatening the allies and partners in the national majority government, which is (neither eastern nor western), but its light almost shines from the sides of Iraq, its sun, its shade, its palm trees, and its soil. Faith”.

Al-Sadr continued, “From here, I say: Enough of the threat and threat. We will not return the country to the hands of the corrupt, and we will not sell the country to those behind the borders. Most of the people are with a national majority government, and we will not stand idly by, and we will not allow terrorism and corruption to control us. Our history is full of strength, patience, and steadfastness.”

An attack targeting the headquarters of the Al-Halbousi party in Anbar (photos)
An attack targeting the headquarters of the Al-Halbousi party in Anbar (photos)
An attack targeting the headquarters of the Al-Halbousi party in Anbar (photos)

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An upcoming meeting brings together the leader of the Sadrist movement with the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the presidents of determination and progress

02/18/2022 21:06

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Baghdad / Obelisk: A member of the Kurdistan Democratic Alliance, Wafaa Muhammad, revealed an upcoming meeting that will bring together the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, with the head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani, and the head of the Alliance for Resilience and Progress Khamis al-Khanjar.

Muhammad said that the recent phone call between al-Sadr and al-Barzani came as a call to reassure that the tripartite alliance is cohesive and concrete, regardless of judicial decisions, political movements or extensive media, which did not affect the alliance.

In response to a question about the possibility of the meeting coming out with new results, Muhammad said that, from the beginning, the alliance was the strongest Shiite, Kurdish and Sunni bloc. They agreed that the presidency of the republic would be for the democratic, the presidency of the Council for determination and progress, and the prime ministership as determined by al-Sadr, and there are no developments on this matter, but the issue is how Obtaining 220 deputies in order to submit an official letter to the Parliament Presidency to determine the session for selecting the President of the Republic, in the presence of the obstructing third.

He explained that it is difficult to obtain 220 deputies because the blocking third is always present, noting that there are two ways to obtain them: either the agreement between the framework and the current or the Kurdish forces agreement to go with one candidate for the post of president of the republic, and through them 220 deputies can be obtained. Sources: local radio

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Iraq discusses the “Paris Agreement” with the United Nations

Policy2022-02-18 | 12:52

Iraq discusses the "Paris Agreement" with the United Nations

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Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Shahwan Abdullah Ahmed, discussed with the President of the United Nations General Assembly, today, Friday, international efforts to confront security and health challenges and overcome crises in addition to the “Paris Agreement”.

The office of the Deputy Speaker of Parliament said, in a statement received by Alsumaria News, that “on the sidelines of the parliamentary hearing session at the United Nations headquarters in New York and for the second day in a row, the Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Shahkwan Abdullah Ahmed, met with the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations Abdullah Shahid for the 76th session,” To discuss topics and issues of common interest, foremost of which is Iraq’s participation in this international forum and its presence with Parliament Speakers, and to discuss ways to enhance cooperation and joint coordination among the member states of the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

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Al-Halbousi Discusses With His Qatari And Kuwaiti Counterparts The Political And Security Situation In The Region

02/18/2022 7 

Earth News/ Speaker of Parliament, Muhammad Al-Halbousi, discussed with his Qatari and Kuwaiti counterparts, today, Friday, the political and security situation in the region, while they stressed the need for coordination and unification of positions.

A statement by Al-Halbousi’s media office, received by Earth News, said that “the latter received today, the Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly, Marzouq Al-Ghanim, and the Speaker of the Qatari Shura Council, Hassan bin Abdullah Al-Ghanim, at the headquarters of the Iraqi embassy in Cairo, on the sidelines of the 32nd conference of the Arab Parliamentary Union.” “.

The statement added that “the meeting discussed the regional and regional political and security situations, stressing the need for coordination and unification of positions in Arab, Islamic and international forums.”

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After Al-Sadr.. Al-Halbousi tweeting: We will not accept the threat of others

political| 08:11 – 18/02/2022

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Baghdad – Mawazine News  
Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi confirmed, on Friday, that uncontrolled wills appear today, trying to break the prestige of the state by demolishing its pillars and threatening the components of the people. 
Al-Halbousi said in a tweet followed by Mawazine News, “From the beginning, we chose politics as an alternative to the weapon that was raised in our face in our regions, for our certainty that violence does not build states, but rather is built with freedom, justice and equality in accordance with a ruling constitution and the force of law.” 
He added: “Today, undisciplined wills appear trying to break the prestige of the state by demolishing its pillars and threatening the components of the people. We did not fear the weapons of the first, and we will not accept the threat of others. We did not and will not change our insistent approach to building the state away from violence.” 
Al-Halbousi continued: When did you enslave people when their mothers gave birth to them free?

And the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, threatened, earlier today, Friday, not to remain silent about those who threaten allies and partners in the government of the national majority.
Al-Sadr said in a tweet via Twitter, which was followed by “Mawazine News”, which he began with “my popular verse,” “I am not threatening death.. Shekhovh who imitates Muhammad.”
He added, “Once again, the voices of the crushing monsters that are aware of nothing but the threat are rising… Once again they are threatening the allies and partners in the national majority government, which is (neither eastern nor western), but its light almost shines from the sides of Iraq, its sun, its shade, its palm trees, and its soil. Faith”.
Al-Sadr continued, “From here, I say: Enough of the threat and threat. We will not return the country to the hands of the corrupt, and we will not sell the country to those behind the borders. Most of the people are with a national majority government, and we will not stand idly by, and we will not allow terrorism and corruption to control us. Our history is full of strength, patience, and steadfastness.” Ended 29/R77

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Rejecting his invitation to Parliament by Al-Sadr.. The Minister of Finance sends a letter to the Prime Minister

political| 06:36 – 18/02/2022

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Baghdad – Mawazine News

On Friday, Finance Minister Ali Abdul-Amir Allawi sent a message to Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, following the tweet of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada Al-Sadr, regarding the dollar exchange rate, while stressing his refusal to be summoned by the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hakim Al-Zamili.
Allawi said, in his 21-point message, and Mawazine News received a copy of it, the following:
1- I received a summons from the Deputy Speaker of Parliament to appear before him to discuss the exchange rate. This came as soon as Muqtada al-Sadr tweeted, asking me to appear before Parliament to discuss the exchange rate.
2- The summoning of the Deputy Speaker of Parliament came as a result of the tweet of Mr. Muqtada, the leader of the Sadrist movement, to which the Deputy Speaker of Parliament belongs.
3- The entire process is unacceptable and should not be tolerated, whether for the dignity of the government, my dignity as a minister, or my personal dignity and the dignity of my family.
4- First. This government is not accountable to any political party. It is only answerable to the Iraqi people through its elected parliament.
5- If, as a government, we do not reject these nefarious interferences in the function of government by political parties, we may cede the independence of the government as the executive arm of the state. And here comes the question of determining the role of the government, whether it represents the people or an executive arm of political parties.
6- I categorically reject the summons of the Vice-President of the House of Representatives because they are outside his powers. I also completely reject government running through tweets from political leaders.
7- I am a minister in a sovereign ministry. I worked in very difficult circumstances for nearly two years. I believe I have succeeded in managing the finances of the country, nurturing the economy towards a degree of safety.
8- I had to make many difficult decisions, including my strong call for an exchange rate adjustment. The decision was supported by the international community, the Council of Ministers, the Central Bank of Iraq and political parties in two separate meetings with their leadership, which was approved by the House of Representatives in February 2021. I made it clear that the costs of adjusting the currency would be immediate; But the benefits will appear in the medium and long term.
9- In order to protect the poor, a huge increase for the poor and vulnerable has been included in the 2021 budget, amounting to nearly 3 trillion Iraqi dinars to be disbursed through the Ministry of Labor. This unfortunately was curtailed by the House of Representatives in the final budget.
10- After a year we can evaluate the benefits of the exchange rate adjustment, which are very real. But the politicization of the exchange rate, making it responsible for high prices.
11- (High prices) This is a deliberate lie and the people should be aware of it. International prices for all goods and freight have risen dramatically in the past year.
12- Wheat, cooking oil, sugar and fertilizer multiplied many times over. This is about the collapse of the global supply chain and not anything about exchange rate adjustment. Instead of focusing on the real reason for the price hike, people are being fed nonsense about the exchange rate as the source of the cost of living increase we have seen over the past year.
13- I am ready to defend my position and my economic and financial policy before the House of Representatives as a whole and not in front of a particular parliamentary faction.
14- I demand the exercise of my rights under the Iraqi constitution, and I seek a vote of confidence in me by the House of Representatives. I have this right under Article 61/8 of the Constitution. “It is not permissible to raise the issue of confidence in a minister except upon his request or upon a request signed by fifty members….”
15- I will write to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and ask him to take this vote of confidence early. I will also ask him to give me one hour to explain my policies to the House before the vote takes place.
16- Since I was in the government, I have been subjected to a barrage of attacks and personal slanders both in social media and by politicians and some who call themselves analysts and media commentators. I have ignored all this mischief because it is based on lies or slander or ignorance
17- When the leader of a great political party treats me lightly as one of his followers, I must reject it completely. I know the Sadrists voted for me when I was first nominated for the position of Finance Minister, and they have stood by me through many crises including defending the exchange rate adjustment. I freely admit this, but this does not give them the right to address me as a servant at their request and invitation.
18- Attacks continue my family. I don’t brag about my family lineage. But my family has given so much to this country. We have been citizens of Baghdad for hundreds of years. As the Allawi family, we have provided more ministers to Iraqi governments since independence than any other family. Six ministers and one prime minister. If we include the families close to us, Chalabi, the number will rise with four more ministers and one deputy prime minister. My great uncle Hussein Allawi signed a petition to bring Faisal I to Iraq.
19- Our family is completely Iraqi. We do not differentiate between Shiites and Sunnis, Christians and Yazidis. We do not differentiate between an Arab, a Kurd or a Turkmen. In my personal entourage, I am guarded by the Kurds, my personal secretary is among the Sunni brothers, and my personal office in the ministry is headed by a Shiite woman of high religious principles. We are not talking about diversity.
20- We have been supporters of the reference for centuries, and we respect the great religious families with the highest degree of esteem, and no member of my family has been contaminated with corruption or wrongdoing. They were motivated by real service with no concern for reward or benefit. I hope I have continued in this long approach.
21- We will not abandon this country in the face of bullying, pressure or threats. We have always stood against tyranny in any form or kind, and we will continue to do so.
Yesterday, Thursday, the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, presented six proposals regarding the dollar exchange rate, including summoning the Minister of Finance and the Governor of the Central Bank immediately under the dome of Parliament. Ended 29/R

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Al-Sadr: Stop threatening and threatening us. We will not return the country to the corrupt

political| 04:03 – 18/02/2022

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Najaf – Mawazine News

On Friday, the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, threatened not to remain silent about those who threaten allies and partners in the government of the national majority.
Al-Sadr said in a tweet via Twitter, which was followed by “Mawazine News”, which he began with “my popular verse,” “I am not threatening death.. Shekhovh who imitates Muhammad.”
He added, “Once again, the voices of the crushing monsters that are aware of nothing but the threat are rising… Once again they are threatening the allies and partners in the national majority government, which is (neither eastern nor western), but its light almost shines from the sides of Iraq, its sun, its shade, its palm trees, and its soil. Faith”.
Al-Sadr continued, “From here, I say: Enough of the threat and threat. We will not return the country to the hands of the corrupt, and we will not sell the country to those behind the borders. Most of the people are with a national majority government, and we will not stand idly by, and we will not allow terrorism and corruption to control us. Our history is full of strength, patience, and steadfastness.” Ended 29/R77

https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=185014

After al-Sadr’s proposals, the dollar exchange rate fell in Iraq – urgent

2,481 Policy 02/18/2022 16:22ak

Baghdad today – Baghdad

The exchange rates of the dollar against the Iraqi dinar recorded a decrease, in transactions, today, Friday, in the central and southern governorates .
According to the monitoring of (Baghdad Today) correspondents, the exchange rates of the dollar on the stock exchanges of Baghdad and the central and southern governorates amounted to 146.500 at purchase for each $100 bill.

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An increase in gold and a decrease in the dollar in Baghdad today

  • Time: 02/18/2022 11:00:05
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An increase in gold and a decrease in the dollar in Baghdad today

{Economic: Al Furat News} Gold prices rose in the capital, Baghdad, on Friday.

The selling price of imported gold weight was 395 thousand dinars, and the purchase price was 390 thousand dinars.

While the purchase price of the Iraqi gold weight reached 365 thousand dinars.

On the other hand, the dollar exchange rates decreased today in the local markets, and selling prices recorded 147,500 dinars per 100 dollars, while the purchase prices of the dollar recorded 147,000 dinars per 100 dollars.

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