The Iraqi president calls for an end to the political blockage

Barham Saleh

May 2, 2022 02:35 

Huda Jassim, Agencies (Baghdad)

Yesterday, the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, congratulated his citizens on the blessed Eid Al-Fitr, while indicating that the political blockage is unacceptable.
Saleh said in a tweet on his Twitter account: “On the occasion of the blessed Eid Al-Fitr, I extend my warmest congratulations to our people who are facing challenges with solidarity and compassion,” noting that “the political blockage is unacceptable, especially in the midst of security and economic challenges.”
He added that «the Iraqis deserve the best and are waiting patiently for the formation of a new government that expresses their aspirations without delay and disruption».
This came, as the Kurdistan Democratic Party revealed the details of the initiative of the leader of the party, Massoud Barzani, to end the political blockage in Iraq. “During the coming period, there will be multiple scenarios, one of which is the dissolution of parliament, and this is the most difficult,” said party leader Majid Shankali. However, he expected “a breakthrough by forming a majority government.”
Shankali pointed out that “Barzani’s initiative will focus on forming a government, provided that there is an opposition with a strong supervisory role and influence, especially through parliamentary committees, when the opposition takes over the presidency of some committees and has a major role in monitoring the government and seeing its government program and its implementation mechanism.”
The Iraqi political scene suffers from a blockage and a lack of consensus between the various forces, blocs and alliances, at a time when some major powers continue their dialogues and negotiations to end the political blockage.


Expect an initiative from Barzani to open the political blockage in Iraq

A missile attack on a town near Erbil Monday – Shawwal 1, 1443 AH – May 02, 2022 AD, issue number [15861]

A follower of al-Sadr in Baghdad prays in front of a poster of the leader of the Sadrist movement last March (AFP)

Baghdad-Erbil: “Asharq Al-Awsat”

At a time when attention is turning to Al-Hananah in Najaf, where the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada Al-Sadr, is expected to end his seclusion, there are indications that the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani, has launched an initiative to resolve the political impasse. And the second deputy speaker of the Iraqi parliament, Shakhwan Abdullah, a leader in the Kurdistan Democratic Party, announced in a brief statement that Barzani would launch a political initiative. Sources expected that Barzani, who is allied with al-Sadr and Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi, would launch his initiative after the Eid. The Iraqi political circles, which have consumed all means of dialogue, have no choice but to wait for al-Sadr to finish his seclusion and Barzani’s initiative, which may constitute a key to the crisis of electing the president of the republic. Over the past six months, the two Kurdish parties (the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union) have stuck to their candidates for the presidency.

In a later development, a town in Erbil governorate was subjected to a missile attack yesterday evening. According to the Rudaw media network, several Katyusha rockets landed in the town, 37 kilometers from the city of Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan region. The network quoted eyewitnesses as saying that the number of missiles ranged between 5 and 8.

In turn, the region’s Counter-Terrorism Service announced that 6 missiles landed near the Badinan River, and that they did not cause human or material losses, adding that the missiles were launched from Bartella district in Nineveh Governorate, where the Popular Mobilization Forces are deployed

Al-Kazemi: Eid Al-Fitr Mubarak to all Iraqis, the Islamic world and humanity

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Al-Kazemi: Eid Al-Fitr Mubarak to all Iraqis, the Islamic world and humanity

  {Politics: Al-Furat News} Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi congratulated, on Sunday evening, the Iraqis and the Islamic world on the blessed Eid Al-Fitr.

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Al-Kazemi said in a tweet on {Twitter}: “Eid Al-Fitr Mubarak to all Iraqis, the Islamic world and humanity.” 
And he added, “May God preserve Iraq and perpetuate peace and tranquility in our cities and gather the hearts of our people to love the homeland and strive to build and reconstruct it and protect its capabilities.” 
And Al-Kazemi concluded, “Every year, the good and loyal Iraqis throughout the country are fine and honorable.”

Missile bombing targets Khabat district in Erbil

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 2022-05-01 13:53A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The Kurdistan Counter-Terrorism Service announced, on Sunday evening, that six missiles fell on the borders of Khabat district in Erbil governorate, overlooking Nineveh governorate.

The agency said in a statement, that the missiles landed near the Badinan River, within the Khabat district, and no significant damage was caused.

He added, “According to the information, the rockets were launched from the borders of Bartella district in Al-Hamdaniya district, Nineveh Governorate.”

On the sixth of last April, several Katyusha rockets landed near the Karokosk refinery of the Kar Company, in the western Khabat district of Erbil governorate, without causing damage.

The Ministry of Oil: Last month’s revenues amounted to more than 10 billion dollars

Economie| 04:54 – 01/05/2022


Baghdad – Mawazine News
, the Ministry of Oil announced, on Sunday, revenues and exports for the month of April.
And the ministry stated in a statement that Mawazine News received a copy of it, that “the total amount of exports and revenues achieved for the month of last April, according to the preliminary statistic issued by the Iraqi Oil Marketing Company “SOMO”, the total amount of exports of crude oil amounted to (101) million and (390). One thousand and (662) barrels, with revenues amounting to (10.55) billion dollars.”
She added, “The statistics indicated that the total quantities exported of crude oil for the month of April from oil fields in central and southern Iraq amounted to (98) million (100) thousand and (42) barrels, while from Kirkuk fields through the port of Ceyhan, the quantities reached Exporting two million and (991) thousand and (60) barrels.
She pointed out that “the average daily quantities amounted to (3) million and (380) thousand barrels per day, and that the average price of one barrel amounted to more than (104).

The office of Imam al-Sistani expects to see the crescent of the month of Shawwal tomorrow evening, and Tuesday will be the first day of Eid al-Fitr

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The office of Imam al-Sistani expects to see the crescent of the month of Shawwal tomorrow evening, and Tuesday will be the first day of Eid al-Fitr

  {Local: Al Furat News} The office of the Supreme Religious Reference, Grand Ayatollah Imam Ali al-Sistani, expects to see the crescent of the month of Shawwal tomorrow evening, Monday, and Tuesday will be the first day of Eid al-Fitr.

And it was stated in the schedule of crescent moon timings for the month of Shawwal for the year 1443 AH, corresponding to the year 2022 AD, published on the website of the office of the supreme reference in Najaf, that it is expected that the crescent of the month of Shawwal will be seen on the evening of Monday, 30 Ramadan / corresponding to 05/02/2022, on the horizon of the city of Najaf. “At sunset at the sixth hour and forty-three minutes, and the table shows that the percentage of the illuminated portion of the crescent is from it by analogy, the disk reaches it 2.45 percent, and in this case it is expected that the crescent will be seen clearly and very high.”

It is also expected that the crescent will be on last night, on Sunday, in the skyline of the city of Najaf, at sunset, at six forty-two minutes in the evening, and in this case, it is not expected to be able to see the crescent with the naked eye.

Thus, the first day of Eid al-Fitr for the year 1443 AH will be on Tuesday 03/5/2022 in Iraq and the Middle East.

As for Europe, the astronomical centers expected the possibility of seeing the crescent of the month of Shawwal on the evening of Monday, 05/2/2022, and with this, God willing, it will be on Tuesday, 03/05/2022, the first day of the month of Shawwal.

Al-Kazemi’s advisor sets a condition for depositing the financial surplus in a sovereign fund

Economie| 11:34 – 01/05/2022


Baghdad – Mawazine News
, the financial advisor to the Prime Minister, Mazhar Muhammad Salih, set, today, Sunday, a condition for depositing the financial surplus in a sovereign fund, while indicating that spending on social spending and addressing poverty will be the first priority.

Saleh said, “Based on the text of Article 19 / Second of the amended Federal Financial Management Law No. 6 of 2019, if the actual revenues exceed the total expenses or expenditures, including financing the planned deficit in the annual budget, the surplus amount is deposited in a (sovereign fund). Provided there is a budget law, and otherwise, the mentioned financial surpluses will be deposited in a reserve account and will undoubtedly be an opening balance in financing the federal general budget for the year 2023 in whole or in part, according to the exchange chapters and its future priorities.

Saleh added in an interview with the official news agency, Mawazine News, that “expenditure on social spending and addressing poverty will be the first priority, in addition to the ease with investment spending associated with the implementation of strategic projects that operate work and inevitably generate income.” Ended