The framework initiative… Al-Sadr refused to receive it, and forces described it as useless

political| 05:50 – 04/05/2022


Baghdad – Mawazine News
, yesterday, the coordination framework put forward a new initiative to end the political impasse in Iraq, indicating that this initiative, with its points, does not differ from its predecessors, which all failed.
Informed sources told Mawazine News that “the head of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, refused to receive it, and considered that he had given a deadline for the framework to form the government, but it failed.”
The sources added, “The initiative did not find any positive reactions, as it came under conditions rejected by the Triple Alliance (Save the Homeland) and Al-Sadr previously, such as the agreement of the components within it on its candidates for the three presidencies and making the opposition optional.”
For his part, a member of the Kurdistan National Party, Wafa Muhammad, said, “The new initiative that was put forward by the coordination framework contains many points and media dictates, and there is no initiative or a radical solution to untie the political knot, but rather it was proposed for other purposes.”
He added, “The framework does not have the right to ask the independents to nominate an independent figure to take over the position of prime minister, because this position belongs to the winning bloc and the most numerous bloc, that is, it is a merit of the Sadrist movement, being the winner of the elections and being the largest bloc in its alliance with democracy and sovereignty, and the fact that the independents did not form a single bloc and they are They are divided into several political forces and are not united, so this request is considered a provocative request for the Sadrist movement, the purpose of which is to withdraw some independent seats from the framework and increase their number.
He pointed out, “This initiative is useless and there are no good intentions in it, but the opposite is true.” Ended 29 / h


Independent MPs will meet next week to discuss the Sadr and Framework initiatives

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 2022-05-04 11:48A-AA+

Shafaq News/ Independent MP Hassan Al-Khafaji revealed, on Wednesday, a meeting that the independent representatives will hold next week to discuss the initiatives of the coordination framework and the Sadrist movement and to come up with a solution to end the political blockage.

Al-Khafaji told Shafaq News Agency, “Contacts took place yesterday between 35 independent deputies to agree on a formula or agreement to end the political blockage, and it was agreed to hold an important meeting next week for independent deputies to determine their political compass regarding the political initiatives put forward by the most important Shiite poles. “.

He added, “The situation cannot be exacerbated, and quick solutions must be found in harmony with the aspirations of the Iraqis, and it was agreed as independent representatives to nominate independent, leading national figures to run the country, in accordance with the action plan that we adopt as independents.”

He continued, “The parliamentary meeting will discuss the paragraphs of the proposed initiatives, using the experiences of some advisors, and we will inevitably come up with outputs that may contribute to determining our next destination, whether we go with the initiative of the leader of the Sadrist movement or with the initiative of the coordination framework.”

Al-Khafaji pointed out that “after analyzing the two initiatives, including the common points or commonalities between the two initiatives.”

The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, had put forward earlier today an initiative calling on independent parliamentarians to form an independent bloc to form the government away from the coordination framework.

It is noteworthy that the coordination framework put forward yesterday an initiative that included some requirements for entering into new alliances to form a government.

Global Gold: Iraq is declining in rank in the world’s largest reserves of the precious metal

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 2022-05-04 03:47A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The World Gold Council announced on Wednesday that Iraq has fallen one rank in the world’s largest reserves of the precious metal after the Egyptian Bank purchased large quantities of gold to surpass Iraq and some countries in its global ranking.

In May 2022, the council said to its latest schedule for the month of March, which was seen by Shafaq News Agency, that “Iraq has fallen one rank to reach 40th globally out of the 100 countries listed in the table with the largest gold reserves,” noting that “the Central Bank of Egypt bought a quantity of approximately 44 tons of gold in February to raise its gold reserves to 125 tons, thus surpassing several countries and reaching the 33rd place after it was 41st.

He pointed out that “Iraq has still not provided any update on its gold holdings since October 2021, bringing its gold holdings to 96.4 tons, which represents 9.4% of the rest of its other reserves.”

According to the council, “the gold reserves of the World Central Bank decreased by 4 tons in March as a result of the central banks selling quantities of it,” noting that “Kazakhstan was the largest seller in the month, as it reduced its gold reserves by 12 tons, and Uzbekistan sold one ton, in When Turkey controlled purchases, it added 5 tons to its gold reserves, while India bought 2.5 tons and Ireland added one ton.

It is noteworthy that the World Gold Council, which is headquartered in the United Kingdom, has extensive experience and deep knowledge of the factors that cause market change, and its members consist of the largest and most advanced gold mining companies in the world.