An important meeting that brings together resolve, framework and union to discuss the political scene

political| 10:30 – 27/06/2022

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Baghdad – Mawazine News

The Alliance of Resolve, the Coordinating Framework and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan held an important meeting, today, Monday, at the home of the late Jalal Talabani.

A statement by the Azm Alliance, received by Mawazine News, stated that “the Alliance of Azm, Framework and Kurdistan held a meeting today at the house of the late Jalal Talabani.”

He added, “The latest developments in the political arena were discussed and efforts were made to intensify efforts to expedite the formation of a strong government capable of overcoming all the challenges that the country is going through.

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An important meeting that brings together resolve, framework and union to discuss the political scene

political| 10:30 – 27/06/2022

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Baghdad – Mawazine News

The Alliance of Resolve, the Coordinating Framework and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan held an important meeting, today, Monday, at the home of the late Jalal Talabani.

A statement by the Azm Alliance, received by Mawazine News, stated that “the Alliance of Azm, Framework and Kurdistan held a meeting today at the house of the late Jalal Talabani.”

He added, “The latest developments in the political arena were discussed and efforts were made to intensify efforts to expedite the formation of a strong government capable of overcoming all the challenges that the country is going through.

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The Central Bank announces that the Iraqi gold reserves have risen to more than 130 tons

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The Central Bank announces that the Iraqi gold reserves have risen to more than 130 tons

  {Economic: Al Furat News} The Central Bank of Iraq announced today, Monday, that Iraq has advanced ten ranks in the table of the most countries in gold reserves, bringing its total possessions to (130.39) tons, ranked thirty in the world and fourth in the Arab world.

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And the bank confirmed in a statement that {Al-Furat News} received a copy of it: “The purchase of new quantities of gold amounting to approximately (34) tons, an increase of 35% over what was in its possession, and this increase came within the framework of the Central Bank’s strategy to manage its assets, including It achieves the highest levels of stability and ability to face local and international economic changes.
It is noteworthy that gold is one of the most important assets held by central banks and international financial institutions, and a safe haven in conditions of uncertainty, due to its acceptance at the international level.

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Al-Maliki to the British ambassador: Iraq is on the verge of development and economic reform after the formation of a strong and capable government

politicsNouri al-MalikiBritish Ambassador to IraqFormation of the Iraqi government

 2022-06-27 07:48A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The head of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, said on Monday that Iraq is on the verge of development and economic reform after the formation of a strong government capable of meeting the aspirations of the people.

This came during his reception in his office today, the British Ambassador to Iraq, Mark Bryson Richardson, according to a statement received by Shafaq News Agency.

During the meeting, they “discussed the future of bilateral relations between the two countries, as well as the latest developments in the political situation and the ongoing dialogues in order to complete the constitutional entitlements.”

Al-Maliki stressed, “Iraq’s keenness to strengthen its relations with all countries of the world,” stressing “the importance of increasing cooperation between Baghdad and London in various fields.”

The head of the State of Law coalition pointed out that “Iraq is on the verge of a process of economic reform and development after the formation of a strong government capable of meeting the aspirations of the Iraqi people,” noting that “Iraq needs the support of all national forces in uniting efforts and giving priority to the public interest.”

In turn, Ambassador Richardson expressed his country’s keenness to strengthen and develop bilateral relations with Iraq, stressing that “Britain stands at the same distance from all parties.”

This comes at a time when a leader in the coordination framework revealed, today, Monday, the occurrence of new differences between the forces of the framework.

The leader said, in a statement to Shafaq News Agency, asking not to be named, that the new dispute is related to the issue of dissolving the parliament and going to early elections, as the leader of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, strongly rejects this, while the leader of the Fatah Alliance Hadi al-Amiri and al-Amin supports the issue. Qais Khazali, the leader of the Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq movement, for their refusal to form any government to boycott the Sadrist movement.

He added, “The leaders of the coordination framework will hold a meeting later in the day before their meeting with the Azm Alliance and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, to discuss the file of dissolving the parliament and going to early elections, and coming up with a unified position from all the forces of the framework.”

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A breakthrough or an explosion?..between the Al-Kazemi movement and bin Salman..and Biden

Reports & AnalyticsIraqIranbreakingSaudi ArabiaMohammed bin SalmanMustafa Al-KazemiIbrahim Raisi

 2022-06-27 07:35A-AA+

Shafak News Special

It is not clear whether the missile attacks that targeted energy facilities in the Kurdistan Region in the past few days were an intentional anticipation of the regional calm round by Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi to Jeddah and Tehran, but it is certainly, as observers note, that it may be the most important indicator. Clarity on the blazing summer that awaits not only Iraq, but the region.

On the other hand, the most optimistic say that the famous poetic saying, “I am in a state of crisis, I am in a state of relief,” is more likely now, as dark clouds and severe sandstorms gather in the sky of the region, meetings and dialogues intensify, suggesting that a breakthrough is looming on the horizon…or on At least this is the hope of optimists.

Meanwhile, developments surrounding Iraq are accelerating and the parameters of a new regional stage are defined, not only reflecting Al-Kazemi’s lightning tour to Saudi Arabia and Iran, but also the visit of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to Tehran, in the midst of Russia’s preoccupation with the Ukrainian war and the semi-global confrontation taking place in the European East.

Also in this context comes the extensive tour that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman made to Turkey, Jordan and Egypt between June 20 and 22, prior to his meeting with Al-Kazemi on Saturday in Jeddah, a Saudi movement that observers link to the upcoming visit of US President Joe Biden. To Saudi Arabia in order to hold a regional summit that is supposed to include, in addition to the leaders of America and Saudi Arabia, the leaders of Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, the Emirates, Egypt, Jordan and Iraq, on July 16.

According to the public and leaked statements about Al-Kazemi’s meetings in Jeddah and Tehran, a major item on the agenda of the talks, whether with Prince Mohammed bin Salman or Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi, is related to the hoped-for breakthrough in Saudi-Iranian relations and the possibility of restoring relations between the two riparian neighbors on two waters. The Gulf, which have been separated politically and security for years, while Al-Kazemi’s government has so far sponsored five “secret” meetings between officials from the two countries, hosted by Iraqi lands, for reconciliation between the Islamic monarchy in Riyadh and the Islamic Republic in Tehran.

Although there are signs of calm between Saudi Arabia and Iran, which were represented in reaching a military truce in the Yemeni war last April, and then took an additional push by extending it again at the beginning of this June for two additional months, any real political breakthrough has not been achieved in the Yemeni scene. , which means, according to observers, that the truce may turn out to be “temporary” and is therefore hostage to any new regional crisis in which the Saudis and Iranians are on opposite sides.

Observers also point out that the Yemeni truce, even if it seemed to be one of the fruits of the Saudi-Iranian rapprochement sponsored by Baghdad since last year until now, it was also a Saudi step that was forced, so to speak, because the American president would have landed in the city of Jeddah embarrassed in light of the intense criticism Issued in the United States against the Yemeni war and against Prince bin Salman since accusations against him, including from the CIA, of involvement in the assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, have avoided meeting with senior US officials (at least publicly) since then .

For this, it seems that there was a need to “set the stage” as a condition for receiving Biden by declaring the armistice in Yemen, and also, perhaps in a place not far from that, the Turkish judiciary’s announcement to stop considering the case of Khashoggi’s assassination inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, considering that the judiciary The Saudis are responsible for this file, a step that, according to observers, paved the way for Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Turkey and his meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which paves the way for the establishment of a new phase of Turkish-Saudi cooperation, in light of the regional transformations imposed by the Ukrainian war, and the changes The phenomenon is the relatively declining American presence in the Middle East, in light of Washington’s preoccupation with the Russian “dangerous” in the Russian and Chinese.

It is noteworthy that, in light of the two tours of Al-Kazemi and Muhammad bin Salman, the idea of ​​a “regional NATO” was not discussed, at least, in public Unofficial reports about Israeli fighter jets, escorted by American planes, over the Gulf last week.

Iran and its “danger” were only briefly addressed on the Jordanian leg of the Saudi Crown Prince’s tour and his meeting with King Abdullah II, where the importance of maintaining Iran’s nuclear program “peacefully” was emphasized and Iran was urged to adhere to “non-interference” in Arab affairs.

No “hostile” stances against Iran were issued, neither from Mohammed bin Salman, as he has become at least a supporter of reconciliation with the “Iranian neighbour,” as he described it a few months ago, nor from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi or Erdogan. Therefore, Al-Kazemi’s flash tour, even if it included performing the duty of Umrah in the city of Mecca, reflects a clear Iraqi awareness of the cooling atmosphere that appears in the climates between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Iranian Republic.

This is an undoubted Iraqi hope because the Iraqis are more than aware of the repercussions of any climate of regional tension, whether Saudi-Iranian or otherwise, on the Iraqi arena. But at the same time, the ambiguity of attitudes towards the idea of ​​a “regional NATO” raises doubts and troubling questions about what would happen if Biden came to impose the idea on the leaders he was supposed to meet in Jeddah, in exchange for American promises of separate rewards or satisfactions for each country, in light of The US administration’s need, first, to achieve a political achievement before the midterm elections in the United States next November, and secondly, the US administration’s need to provide additional sources of energy in the global market, after the Russian war caused Ukraine and Western sanctions imposed on the oil sector. In Russia, prices have risen to significant levels, and the price of gasoline has worsened on the pockets of American consumers.

For this reason, observers fear that Biden will be more urgent and strict in presenting his ideas, betting on the need of Mohammed bin Salman, for example, to secure the “guardianship of the Saudi throne” for him, and on Israel’s need to take advantage of the favorable regional and international moment, to strengthen the threads of its regional ties with the countries of the Ibrahim Agreements. Strengthening its security presence (at least in the context of confronting Iran) and trying to attract other regional countries to normalization agreements, betting also on Iraq’s need not only to complete the arduous task of reconciliation between Riyadh and Tehran, but also on the Iraqis’ need to ensure their security and economic stability, regardless of the government Iraqi List today, or tomorrow.

So far, no official Iraqi position has been issued regarding Biden’s tour, which is presented in the files, and what is the nature of the position that Al-Kazemi will take with his expected presence at the upcoming Jeddah summit, as it became clear that the equation of the Iraqi bet that is now in place is keenness to “moisten” the Iranian-Saudi atmosphere, the payment Towards a “regional NATO” (or Arab NATO as some call it), may push the region towards the policy of conflicting axes again, with the semi-obstructive atmosphere reached by the Iranian nuclear negotiations.

This situation poses difficult questions to Al-Kazemi: What is the position on the proposed “NATO”? Is Iraq included in it? According to what role? Can he join his ranks? Can the current Iraqi political and security scene bear such a leap? Are the efforts to form the new Iraqi government competing in the post-Sadrists’ withdrawal from Parliament, with an alarming regional atmosphere? More specifically, does the idea of ​​regional security alignments create a new Iraqi flashpoint? Was it precisely for this reason that Al-Kazemi anticipated these developments, so he went to Saudi Arabia and Iran now?

In conclusion, the observers’ questions remain in light of the targeting of energy facilities in the Kurdistan Region, the exchange of Israeli-Iranian “revenge” and threats between them, and concerns over energy sources and global food security. Will the crisis intensify to release, or to explode?

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Association of Banks: More than 14.9 million bank cards in Iraq

Economie| 12:47 – 27/06/2022

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Baghdad – Mawazine News
The Association of Iraqi Private Banks announced that the percentage of users of electronic payment tools in Iraq has increased, confirming that there are more than 14.9 million active bank cards.

The Executive Director of the Association, Ali Tariq, said in a statement received by Mawazine News, that “the policy of the Central Bank of Iraq is working to increase electronic payment tools, which contributes to increasing confidence between the citizen and the banking sector, in addition to raising the percentage of financial inclusion.”

He added, “The year 2021 witnessed a growth in bank cards by 26.87%, as the total number of activated cards owned by citizens amounted to 14.9 million cards of all kinds, in addition to the presence of 2.1 million active mobile payment wallets.”

He stressed that “there are 1,566 ATMs spread throughout Iraq, until the end of the year 2021, in addition to the presence of more than 14.7 thousand financial payment points and more than 8.3 thousand electronic payment points.”

He explained, “The activation of bank cards and the dissemination of electronic payment tools will contribute to facilitating the payment process when purchasing from inside and outside Iraq, in addition to reducing dependence on banknotes and increasing the volume of electronic commerce in Iraq, which contributes to achieving greater revenues for merchants, regulating and reducing losses in electronic commerce.” “. Ended 29/N33

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Al-Sadr’s shadow is still on the walls of the tire..a new dispute between the three leaders

politicsbreakingMuqtada al-Sadrcoordinating frameworknew disagreement

 2022-06-27 06:20A-AA+

Shafaq News/ A leader in the comprehensive coordination framework of the Shiite forces, with the exception of the Sadrist movement, revealed, on Monday, that new differences had occurred between the forces of the framework.

The leader said, in a statement to Shafaq News Agency, asking not to be named, that the new dispute is related to the issue of dissolving the parliament and going to early elections, as the leader of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, strongly rejects this, while the leader of the Fatah Alliance Hadi al-Amiri and al-Amin supports the issue. Qais Khazali, the leader of the Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq movement, for their refusal to form any government to boycott the Sadrist movement.

He added, “The leaders of the coordination framework will hold a meeting later in the day before their meeting with the Azm Alliance and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, to discuss the file of dissolving the parliament and going to early elections, and coming up with a unified position from all the forces of the framework.”

Since the resignation of the Sadrist bloc’s representatives from the Iraqi parliament and the withdrawal of the Sadrist movement’s leader Muqtada al-Sadr from the political process, the coordination framework has been busy after several meetings and announced upcoming meetings to discuss between its leaders on the one hand and the leaders of the political blocs on the other hand about the nature of what will lead to matters and the political process And the nomination of the first deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, the replacement for the resigned first deputy, Hakim Al-Zamili, as well as the formation of the next government and who will be its head.

Political sources, some of them from the coordination framework itself, attributed the delay in resolving these files to the existence of differences between the leaders of the coordination framework, as one group believes that understandings with other political blocs must be proceeded to form the government without the need for the presence of the Sadrists, while the other team insists on the blessing of the leader of the Sadrist movement for steps government formation.

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