Iraq agrees to sign a memorandum of understanding with NATO

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 2022-04-05 22:05A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The Council of National Security Agents in Iraq agreed today, Tuesday, to conclude a military memorandum of understanding with NATO.

Earlier today, the Council held its eighth session for 2022, headed by the National Security Adviser, Qassem Al-Araji, and in the presence of the members of the Council.

A statement issued by Al-Araji’s office said that the council discussed the topics on its agenda and took the necessary decisions and recommendations regarding them.

Where the Council agreed to conclude (the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Iraq and the NATO Group), according to the statement.

The statement added that with regard to the issue of (the security-intelligence center in the Iraqi Reform Department), the Council directed the formation of a joint committee, to review, review and mature this file, and clarify what is related to defining the tasks and powers of each party, coordination mechanisms among them and preventing potential intersections.

A Kurdish leader talks about a ‘breakthrough’: A delegation from Baghdad will visit Massoud Barzani soon

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2022.04.05 – 13:46
A Kurdish leader talks about a 'breakthrough': A delegation from Baghdad will visit Massoud Barzani soon

Baghdad – people   

The head of the Kurdistan Socialist Democratic Party, Muhammad Al-Haj Mahmoud, revealed the intention of a delegation from Baghdad to visit the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani, in the coming days.  

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Haj Mahmoud said in an interview with the Kurdish section of Voice of America (April 5, 2022) followed by “Nas Kord” regarding the results of his last meeting with Masoud Barzani, “A delegation coming from Baghdad will visit Erbil these days to meet Masoud Barzani, and it is possible that a set of changes can be made. The problems cannot be resolved because al-Sadr made it difficult by withdrawing from the talks for 40 days, and now he is withdrawing from political issues.”  

He added, “The Shiites now have a problem with the prime minister, and the Kurds have problems with the president of the republic, and I hope that what has been opened will be a door that leads to a solution, so that we can achieve better results and better work, but this needs flexibility by all political forces in the Kurdistan region.” especially the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Democratic Party.

A legal expert decides on the end of the constitutional period for electing the President of the Republic of Iraq

439 Policy  2022/04/05 14:09 
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Today, Tuesday, legal expert Ali Al-Tamimi commented on the issue of exceeding the constitutional period for electing the President of the Republic.
Al-Tamimi said in a statement to (Baghdad Today), that “according to the Federal Court’s decision to open the nomination for the position of President of the Republic for one time only, No. April, during which the president of the republic is elected in a binding manner, and after the session on March 26, which was postponed to March 30, the parliament’s presidency can postpone it again if the parliament fails to elect the president of the republic until April 6 only.”

He added, “If this period is exceeded, we will be in front of an explicit violation of the decision of the Federal Supreme Court, which authorized the opening of the nomination door for one time, and we will be facing an irresolvable failure. Parliament may be dissolved at the request of a third of the members and the approval of the absolute majority of the number of members in accordance with Article 64 of the Constitution or the referendum of the Federal Court.” The Supreme Court, if this is done, is to find out the constitutional outlet, and we may be in the event that this happens before new early elections, and the current government will continue to manage daily matters .”

And he continued, “In the event that voting begins to choose the new President of the Republic, who stipulated the Federal Court’s decision to open the session with a two-thirds majority of the total number of Parliament, that means 220 deputies and that they were present at the start of voting in accordance with the Federal Court’s decision to open the nomination door with this percentage in the first round and if it did not happen Which of the candidates on this percentage will be in front of a second round in which the competition is limited between the first and second highest winners, and either of them gets the majority of votes, meaning if the first gets 50 votes and the second gets 30, the owner of 50 votes is the President of the Republic who is president and takes the constitutional oath before Parliament and in the presence of the President The Federal Court in accordance with Article 70 of the Constitution and Law 8 of 2012. ”

And he indicated that “the election is by direct secret ballot by placing the papers in the box in both rounds .”
The legal expert indicated that “it is possible to vote on the president of the republic and assign the prime minister in one day .”

And he indicated that “the President of the Republic then assigns the candidate of the most numerous parliamentary bloc within 15 days of taking the oath, which has not yet been determined, assigning him to form the government and the government curriculum within 30 days of his assignment in accordance with Article 76 of the Constitution in all its details.”

A high-ranking NATO delegation arrives in Iraq

political| 10:33 – 05/04/2022


Baghdad – Mawazine Yanouz

Today, Tuesday, a high-ranking delegation from NATO arrived in the capital, Baghdad.

The media office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives said in a statement received by “Mausin News” that “Al-Halbousi received a Danish delegation from the Parliamentary Committee of NATO headed by Representative Mads Fogliidi.” Ended 29 / 92

A general manager reveals to / Mawazine / government intentions to support the poor through sovereign funds

Economie| 01:52 – 05/04/2022


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, the former Director General of the Financial Supervision Bureau, Salah Nouri, confirmed today, Tuesday, that “there is a government tendency to support the vulnerable segment of the poor through sovereign funds allocated from the oil export difference.”

Nouri said, in a statement to Mawazine News Agency, that “the trend now is based on counting needy families, and what was reported about the amounts being 750,000 dinars for the family is correct, and this amount was put forward.”

He pointed out, “Restricting these amounts to sovereign funds away from the ministries prevents administrative and financial corruption, and that the mechanism through which the distribution will be made has not yet been determined. Ends 29/v92

Iraq refuses to be compared to Lebanon “financially” and reveals international cooperation to control currency smuggling abroad

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 2022-04-05 06:28A-AA+

Shafaq News / The financial advisor to the Prime Minister, Mazhar Muhammad Salih, refused, on Tuesday, to compare Iraq with Lebanon politically and financially, considering the comparison “false and a confusion of papers.” To counter the smuggling of currency abroad.

Saleh said in an interview with Shafaq News Agency, “What is rumored about comparing Iraq with Lebanon is false and vague and incorrect. It is a mixture of papers and part of the political noise at the present time,” noting that “the political and financial conditions in Lebanon cannot resemble Iraq.”

Saleh added that “the Iraqi economy has large and enormous cash flows, and the Central Bank is fortified with good reserves, and it is in a very good position,” stressing that “the monetary policy of the Central Bank is a strict and stable policy at the present time and is concerned with economic stability and therefore financial and banking stability, and this is what it seeks It also manages its foreign reserves supporting the Iraqi dinar in the best way.

The financial advisor to the Prime Minister stressed that “any smuggling of currency abroad falls under the door of money laundering, crime and terrorism,” noting that “the law against money laundering, crime and terrorism funds is a valid law, and there is regional and international cooperation in this matter.”

Saleh pointed out that “some violations and crimes may occur, but they are few and do not amount to the issue of sabotaging the national economy, which is small and occurs here and there. A Supreme Council for Combating Money Laundering also issues instructions in this regard, and Iraq is a member of the International Financial Action Organization, whose function is international cooperation and information exchange to combat money laundering.

Yesterday, Monday, April 4, 2022, the Deputy Prime Minister of Lebanon, His Excellency Al-Shami, announced the bankruptcy of the state and the Central Bank of Lebanon, while some specialists considered that Iraq will have the same Lebanese scenario due to the similarity of the political and sectarian situations in it.

The Iraqi Supreme Court rules out the formation of an emergency government in the country

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 2022-04-05 06:26A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The head of the Supreme Judicial Council, Judge Faiq Zaidan, ruled out resorting to the option of forming an emergency government in light of the political crisis in the country and the inability to proceed with forming a new federal government despite the passage of several months since the early legislative elections.

This came in statements published today on the official website of the Supreme Judicial Council on Sunday.

Zaidan said that the current circumstances do not require the existence of an emergency government and its formation is unlikely, adding that “the judiciary plays a national role and proposes constitutional and legal solutions to address the crisis and political blockage, and this is not interference in politics.”

“We believe that the political consensus will resolve the current crisis, not the dissolution of parliament,” he added.

Regarding his position on assuming the position of prime minister of the next Iraqi government, Zaidan said, “We were repeatedly offered offers by some political forces to assume the position of prime minister, but we refused more than once and we believe that the judge’s place is the judiciary.”

The head of the Supreme Judicial Council spoke about the decision of the Federal Court (the highest judicial authority in the country) that the oil and gas law of the Kurdistan Regional Government was unconstitutional.

He described the relationship of the Supreme Judicial Council with the region’s judiciary as “good and there were no intersections in the work.”