Faleh Al-Fayyad reveals the conditions of the factions to hand over their weapons, according to Al-Sadr’s call

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Faleh Al-Fayyad reveals the conditions of the factions to hand over their weapons, according to Al-Sadr's call

Baghdad – people  

The head of the Popular Mobilization Committee, Faleh al-Fayyad, spoke about al-Sadr’s conditions related to handing over the factions’ weapons, and the reactions to them.  

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Al-Fayyadh stated during his hosting on the “Bal Three” program, which was followed by “Nas” (April 8, 2022), that “Al-Sadr stipulated that the factions’ weapons be handed over to the Popular Mobilization Authority within months, and in principle, this proposal was approved.”  

Al-Fayyad added that “the factions stipulated the formation of a new government, and the withdrawal of US forces in return for handing over their weapons.”  

He added, “I rule out resorting to internal fighting, as the various political parties have sufficient awareness.”  

Al-Fayyad stressed that “the popular crowd is far from the political debate.”  

He pointed out that “the factions that give themselves the right to resist, have nothing to do with the government or the commission.”  

He continued, “The Coordinating Body of the Resistance Factions is a moral body that declares itself and adopts certain operations,” adding that “there is no overlap between the crowd and these factions, and there may be individual contributions by crowd, security, or even judicial elements, which is a matter.”  

He stressed that “the Popular Mobilization Authority issued statements on more than one occasion in which it denied its connection to any operation carried out by the factions.”  


Al-Sadr refuses to hold a new meeting with the coordination framework and insists on the majority government

political| 05:17 – 07/04/2022


Baghdad – Mawazine News
, Iraqi political sources in the southern city of Najaf said today, Thursday, that the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, refused a request to hold a new meeting with leaders and representatives of the “Shiite coordination framework”, which was aimed at discussing new solutions to the crisis.
More than a week ago, al-Sadr, whose bloc (the Sadrist movement) led the general legislative elections in the country by a large margin from his closest competitor, what was considered an offer of the political forces opposed to him, including a 40-day deadline to form the new government alone, independently of him, after the framework forces rejected The coordinating project of Al-Sadr, which includes the formation of a national majority government with a broad program that extends for the next four years, at a time when those forces are demanding a consensual government in which all the winning forces in the elections participate and do not exclude anyone.
The move was considered a new political maneuver by al-Sadr, especially after his allies from the Kurdish and Sunni political forces announced their adherence to an alliance with him, and not to proceed with any government that does not include the participation of the Sadrist movement in it.
Today, Thursday, a prominent leader in the Sadrist movement stated, “The leader of the movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, rejected a request submitted by leaders from the Coordination Framework Alliance to meet him in Najaf, as part of the initiative for an iftar banquet at al-Sadr’s house to discuss the crisis, and he apologized for receiving one of them before the expiry of the forty-day period that ends after Eid al-Fitr holiday at the beginning of next May,” noting that “the leaders of the Sadrist movement are also prohibited from meeting or entering into discussions at the present time.”
He added that “the tripartite alliance between al-Sadr, the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Alliance of Sovereignty has proven its cohesion by the refusal of al-Sadr’s partners to abandon it and accept other political offers away from him.”
In addition, a member of the Sovereignty Alliance Salah al-Din al-Dulaimi described their tripartite alliance (Save a Homeland) as “coherent, strong and stable,” adding that “the Alliance of Sovereignty adheres to their partnership with the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, and will not abandon this alliance and go with the coordinating framework, even if submitted He has any temptations, from positions and others.
On the other hand, the prominent member of the “Coordination Framework”, Ali Al-Fatlawi, said that in the coalition they continue to “move around resolving the crisis with other political forces,” speaking of the formation of “new negotiating committees that bring together the blocs of the coalition (the Coordination Framework) and its allies to enter into negotiations with the other blocs to find a solution. to the current political impasse.
And he indicated that “the coordination framework is still working to open channels of dialogue with the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, in order to hold meetings with him in order to discuss the framework initiative directly with him, and in the coming days, this may succeed.”
He added, “The coordinating framework is still steadfast on its position by forming the largest bloc with the Sadrist movement from exclusively Shiite political forces, and then choosing the prime minister in a consensual manner within the Shiite house, and there is no retreat from this matter, and we will not proceed without the Sadrist movement’s participation with us in forming the largest bloc and the government.” new,” he said.
On the other hand, the expert in Iraqi political affairs, Ahmed Al-Sharifi, said that “all the information coming from Najaf confirms Al-Sadr’s insistence on refusing to negotiate and dialogue with the forces opposed to him during the month of Ramadan, and until the deadline expires after the Eid holiday.”
Sharifi stressed that “Al-Sadr is still insisting on proceeding with the majority government, and this is why the positions of some parties and personalities, especially the independent ones, will change after the failure of the coordination framework to form the government within the 40-day period, and for this the tripartite alliance can obtain a quorum for holding the presidential election session by attracting new parties with him.
Al-Sharifi indicated that “the tripartite alliance during the 40-day period will not stand idly by, but will certainly have undeclared moves on some independent parties and personalities, in order to ensure their presence during the presidential election session, which is hoped to be held after Eid al-Fitr, that is, after the end of the al-Sadr deadline. for the coordination framework.
The Iraqi political scene is becoming increasingly complex in light of the continued lack of chances of agreement between the main forces in the country regarding the file of forming the new government, despite the lapse of more than 5 months since the results of the general legislative elections that were held on the tenth of October last year. finished 29/h


The Central Bank of Iraq prohibits speculation and trading in digital currencies

Observers praised the decision, considering it too early to allow those transactions in the country

  The Independent Arabic  

Monday 4 April 2022 9:03


The Central Bank of Iraq warned at the end of last year against dealing with digital currencies due to the great risks associated with them (AFP)

The Central Bank of Iraq decided , on Wednesday, March 30 (March) last, to prevent the use of cards and electronic wallets for the purpose of speculation and trading in digital currencies of all kinds. 
The Central Bank of Iraq called on all authorized banks and non-bank financial institutions to educate customers and warn them of the risks of trading in digital, encrypted and virtual currencies, in order to ensure the optimal application of the due diligence procedures referred to in the Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Law No. 39 of 2015 and the instructions issued thereunder. 
It is noteworthy that the Central Bank of Iraq warned at the end of last year against dealing with digital currencies, given the “great risks associated with these currencies, and that they are not subject to any legal, regulatory or technical controls or legislation in Iraq.” 
Researchers in the Iraqi economic affairs praisedThe decision of the Central Bank, stressing that it is too early to allow dealing with digital currencies in Iraq, and considering that the decision to prevent trading and speculation in digital currencies is currently a correct decision to protect citizens and avoid the destructive effects resulting from the circulation of those currencies.

A criminal phenomenon

In this context, the financial advisor to the Prime Minister, Mazhar Muhammad Salih, commented, “The monetary authority believes that this type of digital abuse is close to dealing with pyramid digital companies, and it is a criminal phenomenon that falls within the operations of robbery and financial crimes, Rather, they are considered very risky operations, as they are outside the control of monetary authorities in all countries of the world and allow the thief to seize the money of those who use them.”

right decision

On the other hand, economic researcher Saleh Lafta pointed out that “digital currencies are circulated in most of the developed countries of the world, but several countries such as the United States and China have started their own national digital currency projects, but these countries have a sophisticated banking system and a high-tech electronic infrastructure. And a high level of cyber protection that prevents piracy and fraud, so there is no fear for its citizens from dealing and speculating in digital currencies.As for Iraq, it is not qualified to delve into digital currencies, as the banking system is not a developed system comparable to the countries that allowed the trading of digital currencies, which can protect its citizens from fraud and can know the source Troubleshooting quickly and beyond what harms people.”
He added, “Add to that, there are no laws or regulatory legislation in force in Iraq that contribute to reducing fraud, money laundering and crime due to the novelty of digital currencies and the lack of knowledge and awareness of this type of currency and its lack of any controls inside Iraq, most of which are run by private companies that are not under control.” government from any country.

The economic researcher expressed his belief that “it is too early to allow dealing with digital currencies in Iraq, and the Central Bank’s decision to prevent trading and speculation in digital currencies at the present time is a correct decision to protect citizens and avoid the destructive effects resulting from the circulation of those currencies.”

monetary fad

In turn, the economic researcher, Bassam Raad, described digital currencies as a “monetary heresy,” noting that “a digital asset designed as a means of exchange, and it is secured by encryption, and one of its features is that it is not issued by the authority of central banks and lacks transparency and accountability, and it is thus It represents a danger, especially in the field of its use in illegal activities such as money laundering and criminal commissions,” noting that “due to the semi-anonymous nature of digital currency transactions, it has become a tool of the criminal economy and a means of fraud to deceive individuals with false profit opportunities.” 
Raad considered, “The Central Bank’s decision to prevent the circulation of these currencies represents a good and important step to protect the funds of individuals in society and not to be victims of digital criminal operations, especially since these currencies are not subject to any legal or regulatory legislation in Iraq, and thus represent risks to its traders.”

tighten the screws

On the other hand, economic researcher Evan Shaker believes that “this decision will increase the screws on traders and investors in encrypted digital currencies in Iraq, but it will not prevent them from trading, as there will be alternative methods of payment, because the technology is stronger at the present time.”


A long-term transition period that extends to Al-Kazemi and Barham, including cabinet and constitutional amendments

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2022/04/07 13:55

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Baghdad/The Obelisk: Sources spoke to the Obelisk, Thursday, April 7, 2022, about a political movement that is trying to keep Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi in his position with the support of the Triple Alliance in return for Barham Salih, the President of the Republic continuing in his position as well, and he is supported by the forces of coordination framework.

The sources said that this foresight includes making amendments to the cabinet that can pass through the tripartite alliance, which has more than 180 parliamentary seats, allowing it to change some ministers, and also in coordination with the coordination framework that wants to end the political blockage.

The sources say that Iraq is heading for an undeclared emergency with this project, and it could develop into an emergency transitional project during which the constitution will be amended and an election law will be enacted that imposes a new appropriate mechanism for selecting the president and prime minister.

However, the academic in political science, Haider Al-Shuwaili, believes that Al-Sadr wants, after the forty-day deadline, to bypass the issue of electing the president and Al-Kazemi’s resignation, so that his majority go to elect the government commissioned by Barham Salih, because electing the government does not require two-thirds.

Academic Saif Nayef expects that the 40-day period given by Al-Sadr is not enough to make understandings and alliances with other blocs, which means that Al-Kazemi will remain as prime minister for a longer period.

And in the event of a cabinet reshuffle, this will include 4 vacant ministries in Al-Kazemi’s government, due to the ministers’ victory in the recent elections, and the resignations of other ministers.

The Ministers of Labor and Immigration, Adel Hashush and Evan Yaqoub, left their posts after taking the constitutional oath.

Minister of Justice Salar Abdul-Jabbar was assigned the task of managing the first ministry, and Minister of Interior Othman Al-Ghanimi to manage the second ministry.

Five ministers entered the electoral competition, including Sports Minister Adnan Darjal, while the Ministers of Electricity and Health resigned last year, due to accusations of negligence.