A critical meeting this evening for the framework to determine the compass towards Al-Kazemi’s dialogue

992 Policy  09/04/2022 21:00 
 Baghdad today – Baghdad 

 A source close to the coordination framework revealed, on Sunday, the anticipation of holding a meeting of the framework this evening to discuss how to participate in the national dialogue under the auspices of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi. 

The source said in an interview with (Baghdad Today), that “the leaders of the framework will hold a meeting this evening in Baghdad to discuss the framework’s position on Al-Kazemi’s meeting in its second round, to be held tomorrow, Monday, to discuss the political crisis in the country and ways to solve it and calm the internal situation.” 

The source added, He noted that “The general framework’s position is to participate in any movement that leads to calming the situation in the country,” stressing that “the meeting may be attended by representatives of the leaders of the first row, but the opinions of some leaders push for the postponement of any dialogues until after the forty visit.”

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An American official for Al-Halbousi: The importance of strengthening dialogue between Iraqi leaders to overcome the crisis

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An American official for Al-Halbousi: The importance of strengthening dialogue between Iraqi leaders to overcome the crisis

  {Political: Al Furat News} Parliament Speaker Muhammad Al-Halbousi discussed, today, Sunday, with the US Assistant Secretary of State for Middle Eastern Affairs Barbara Leaf, and her accompanying delegation, bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries.

A statement by Al-Halbousi’s office said that the two sides discussed “the developments of political events in Iraq, and the importance of finding solutions within initiatives that are consistent with the stage and its requirements and contribute to overcoming the crisis. The meeting also discussed developments in the regional and international situations, as well as a number of issues of common interest.”

Leaf expressed “her country’s continued support for Iraq in accordance with the strategic framework agreement between the two countries, and work to strengthen the partnership between Baghdad and Washington, stressing the importance of strengthening the national dialogue between Iraqi leaders to overcome the crisis that the country is experiencing.”

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Al-Kazemi welcomes the American support for Iraq and the importance of continuing cooperation in several files

political| 07:16 – 04/09/2022

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Baghdad – Mawazine News

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi received, on Sunday, US Assistant Secretary of State for Middle Eastern Affairs Barbara Leaf, and her accompanying delegation.
A statement by Al-Kazemi’s office, received by Mawazine News, stated that during the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries, developments in Iraq, the government’s role in facing challenges, and its efforts to contain the current political crisis by launching several initiatives for a comprehensive national dialogue between all national political forces.
He added, that the meeting touched on a number of regional issues and files of common interest, and witnessed the emphasis on Iraq’s prominent role in easing regional tensions through the efforts of Al-Kazemi’s government in pursuing a policy of calm and dialogue among the countries of the region.
Leaf confirmed US President Joseph Biden’s call on all Iraqi leaders to promote national dialogue between political forces; To overcome the crisis, and to proceed with consolidating the security and stability of Iraq, I reiterated that the US administration will continue to support Iraq and strengthen the partnership between Baghdad and Washington in accordance with the strategic framework agreement between the two countries.
Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi welcomed the support of the United States of America to Iraq, and stressed the importance of continuing cooperation in the fight against terrorism, and the development and consolidation of bilateral relations in various economic, educational and cultural fields. Ended 29/R77

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What is the truth about transferring more than a trillion dinars from a government bank account.. Finance explains

local| 07:47 – 04/09/2022

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Baghdad – Mawazine News
, on Sunday, the Ministry of Finance issued a clarification about what some media websites circulated about the transfer of government bank accounts.
A finance statement received by Mawazine News stated that it had recently been reported through some media outlets about “transferring more than a trillion dinars from one of the government bank accounts _ without the Ministry of Finance and Customs entering it into the state treasury.” In this regard, the Ministry would like Emphasizing that it had previously decided to conduct a thorough investigation with the concerned authorities according to the priorities and documents related to the origin of the subject and topics related to the General Authority for Taxation for the purpose of determining the accuracy of this and who are the responsible authorities, and to address the cases of defects mentioned in this regard at the level of individuals and policies, if any, without any retreat or delay Pursuant to the moral and national responsibility and the protection of public money.
The ministry indicated that the resigned minister, Dr. Ali Allawi, has worked since the ministry became fatter until his resignation to strike the sources of corruption and dry it up in all parts of the ministry by developing a strategy and plans to automate the ministry’s institutions and selecting senior international consultants for these projects, and that the ministry continues to implement these strategies to achieve the desired goals that will be transferred The Ministry of Finance and its related institutions towards efficient performance and reducing the areas of manipulation and failure. Ended 29/R77

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Without setting the date of the sessions, Parliament employees return to work at 100%

political| 06:14 – 04/09/2022

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Baghdad – Mawazine News
witnessed, today, Sunday, the return of all parliament employees to work, about a month after the building was evacuated as a result of a sit-in by supporters of the Sadrist movement in its vicinity.
A parliamentary source said in an interview with “Mawazine News” that “all the parliament’s employees have returned to work at 100%, and there are some deputies who came today to the parliament building.”
He added, “The parliamentary committees are scheduled to hold meetings in the coming days, to discuss the files they have.”
Regarding the resumption of the council’s sessions, the source explained, “So far, there is no specific date, and most likely it will be after the forty-year visit, but everything is related to the agreement of the political blocs.” Ended 29 / h

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Washington renews Biden’s call to Iraqi leaders to promote dialogue and establish security

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 2022-09-04 11:17A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, and a delegation from the US State Department affirmed today, Sunday, the adoption of a policy of calm and dialogue among the countries of the region, while the delegation renewed President Biden’s call for dialogue between Iraqi leaders.

Al-Kazemi’s media office said, in a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, that Al-Kazemi received, today, the US Assistant Secretary of State for Middle Eastern Affairs, Barbara Leaf, and her accompanying delegation.

The statement indicated that during the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries, developments in Iraq, the government’s role in facing challenges, and its efforts to contain the current political crisis by launching several initiatives for a comprehensive national dialogue between all national political forces.

The meeting touched on a number of regional issues and files of common interest, and witnessed the emphasis on Iraq’s prominent role in easing regional tensions through the efforts of Al-Kazemi’s government in pursuing a policy of calm and dialogue among the countries of the region.

Leaf confirmed US President Joseph Biden’s call on all Iraqi leaders to promote national dialogue between political forces; To overcome the crisis, and proceed to consolidate Iraq’s security and stability, I reiterated the US administration’s continued support for Iraq, and the strengthening of the partnership between Baghdad and Washington in accordance with the strategic framework agreement between the two countries.

Al-Kazemi welcomed the support of the United States of America to Iraq, and stressed the importance of continuing cooperation in the fight against terrorism, and the development and consolidation of bilateral relations in various economic, educational and cultural fields.

The President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, telephoned Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi last Saturday, and during the call, he called on Iraqi political leaders to engage in a national dialogue to resolve the existing crisis.

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The speaker of the Iraqi parliament calls for an agreement on setting a date for early elections

Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament
4 September 2022
12:40 PM

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi called today for the need to agree on setting a date for holding early parliamentary elections, electing a new president for the country, and forming a government in the upcoming dialogue sessions that will hopefully be held by the Iraqi parties.

Al-Halbousi said in a statement that “the agenda of the upcoming national dialogue sessions must include a number of issues that the political process cannot proceed without being agreed upon, which is setting a date for early parliamentary and provincial council elections no later than the end of next year.”

Al-Halbousi also called for “discussing the election of the president of the republic and the selection of a government with full authority, agreed upon, and trusted and reassured by the people and their political forces.” He called for the reinterpretation of Article 76 of the Constitution (which pertains to the largest parliamentary bloc) and the abolition of the shameful circumvention of manipulating the provision of this article, which occurred under political pressure after the 2010 elections.

He also called for discussing “the adoption of the Federal General Budget Law, the maintenance or amendment of the Parliament’s elections law, and the legislation of the Federal Supreme Court Law, according to Article 92 of the Constitution.” He stressed the need to discuss “the redeployment of military and security forces of all kinds, and the Ministry of Interior is exclusively responsible for the deployment and imposition of security in all cities, and the rest of the forces are in their natural place in the training and deployment camps determined by the military and security leadership, while providing everything necessary to be ready for any emergency. ».

He also called for discussing the immediate return of all the displaced and organizing the relationship between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government with a public agreement for the people until the oil and gas law is approved.


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Iraq invests in high oil revenues by buying gold and bonds

Iraq invests in high oil revenues by buying gold and bonds

Baghdad / Obelisk: Iraq depends more than 95% on crude oil exports to build the general budget annually, while the agriculture, industry, tourism and other sectors constitute only about 5% of the annual finance.

And last July, Iraq exported about 100 million barrels from oil fields in the center and south of the country. As for the exports of Kirkuk fields (north) through the Turkish port of Ceyhan, they amounted to about two and 350 barrels.

The total oil export revenues in the same month were more than 10 billion dollars, at a rate of 3 million 303 thousand barrels per day, at a rate of 103.60 dollars per barrel.

According to the economic advisor to the Iraqi government, Mazhar Muhammad Salih, Iraq’s debts are divided into 3 types: internal, external, and long-term very concessional.

Saleh detailed these debts in numbers, saying that the internal public debt amounts to 50 billion dollars, and the Central Bank of Iraq still possesses 63% of the principal debt and its interests, and the annual interest ranges between 2 and 3%, and the rest of the internal debt is still in the possession of government commercial banks. This means that they are settlements within the government financial system exclusively in the form of treasury transfers for a period of one year, whose payment has been postponed until the annual interest on them has been paid from the annual allocations in the general budget.

He pointed out that the Council of Ministers approved, months ago, a gradual annual plan to pay the internal public debt, according to Al-Jazeera.

With regard to the external public debt, Saleh explains that it is divided into two parts. The first is an outstanding debt of $20 billion, which is currently repaid on a regular annual basis by the Ministry of Finance, and is expected to be repaid by the year 2028.As for the second part of the foreign debt amounting to 40 billion dollars, it represents almost bad debts that were not claimed by the creditors under the terms of the Paris Club Agreement of 2004 regarding the cancellation of 80% of Iraq’s foreign debts before 1990, dating back to the era of the former regime.

According to Saleh, the suspended external debt belongs to 8 countries, 4 of which are Gulf countries that loaned Iraq during its war with Iran, and it is considered in international norms as obnoxious or hateful debts because it financed the war and did not serve economic development, but it still appears in the accounts books of those countries, and it is expected Cross it off 100% without limiting time.

As for the last part that the economic advisor talked about, it is very soft long-term debts related to financing development projects that were submitted after 2003 under the Madrid Donor Conference pledges in October 2003, and are due to be paid after more than 20 years, and are estimated at about $6 billion belonging to the Cooperation Agency. Japanese International Economic and some EU countries funds.

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Iraq is on the “white list” of countries in the fight against money laundering

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Iraq is on the "white list" of countries in the fight against money laundering

  {Economic: Al Furat News} The financial and economic advisor to the Prime Minister Mazhar Muhammad Salih said that Iraq is currently on the white list of countries in applying international standards in combating money laundering.

Saleh said in a press statement, “Iraq succeeded in curbing financial waste and combating money laundering by building experienced supervisory bodies that are committed to laws and regulations related to the financial and banking system,” explaining that “the package of financial reforms and effective measures to pursue sources of funds, led Iraq to restore the confidence of society.” international financial and commercial transactions.
The Prime Minister’s advisor added that “Iraq fought a war on money laundering gangs and pursued transfers, deposits and concealment operations with high efficiency at home and abroad,” noting that “the Anti-Money Laundering Office and the Money of Crime and Terrorism Office, which is financially and administratively independent and carries out information coordination work, is closer to the Intelligence Unit.” Finance”.
Saleh pointed out that “the office receives instructions and directions from the Supreme Council for Combating Money Laundering, Crime Funds and Terrorism, and includes in its membership representatives of ministries and agencies related to combating money laundering and financial crimes.”
He pointed out that “the crimes investigated by the Anti-Money Laundering Office relate to the transfer, transfer, deposit and concealment of funds as criminal outcomes, related to a wide spectrum that falls within the definition of funds, whether in cash or in kind, such as real estate, antiquities and many others that are considered a financial crime for which the law is held accountable. Iraqi No. 39 of 2015”.
The Prime Minister’s advisor confirmed that “Iraq is a member of the International Labor Organization for the Middle East and North Africa,” explaining that this membership helped Iraq implement international standards in combating money laundering and exit from the gray list and enter the white list of countries that combat money laundering.
Last Thursday, the European Commission delegation delivered a letter to Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, which included removing Iraq from the European Union’s list of countries with high risks in the field of combating money laundering and terrorist
financing. According to the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In May 2020, the European Commission classified Iraq, along with other countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Yemen, Iran and North Korea, on the list of countries that pose financial risks to the European Union, due to the shortcomings in combating money laundering and terrorist financing.
According to the Vienna Convention of 1988, the crime of money laundering is the transfer or transfer of funds with the knowledge that they are derived from any crime or crimes, with the aim of concealing or disguising the illegal source of funds or with the intention of helping any person involved in the commission of such crime or crimes to evade legal consequences for his actions.

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The Federal Court receives an appeal against the resignation of the Sadrist Representatives

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 2022-09-04 07:11A-AA+

Shafaq News/ A judicial source said on Sunday that the Federal Supreme Court will consider an appeal against the validity of the dismissal of the Sadrist bloc deputies at the end of this September.

The source told Shafak News Agency; That “the Federal Supreme Court received a suit to challenge the acceptance of the resignations of the Sadrist bloc’s deputies by the Presidency of the House of Representatives (No. 181 / Federal / 2022)”.

The source added; The Federal Court set the date for the first session to consider the case on September 28.

On June 13, al-Sadr directed deputies of the Sadrist bloc in the Iraqi parliament to hand over their resignations to the speaker of the parliament, Muhammad al-Halbousi, while he thanked his allies in the “Save the Homeland” coalition and told them that they “are in a solution.”

Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi signed the resignations of the Sadrist bloc’s deputies, in the presence of the parliamentary bloc’s leader, Hassan al-Adhari, and then commented, “Their resignations took place reluctantly,” referring to efforts made to dissuade al-Sadr from this step.

The political blockage worsened after the resignation of Sadr’s representatives, who demanded the dissolution of the Iraqi parliament and the holding of early elections.

Tensions escalated sharply on Monday, August 29, when Sadr loyalists stormed the government palace inside the fortified Green Zone after their leader announced his “retirement” from politics.

But Sadr’s supporters left the Green Zone on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 30, 2022, after he personally asked them to withdraw within an hour, reflecting his great influence on his followers and which earned him his reputation as a ruler.

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