Iraq .. How will the new government manage Baghdad’s relationship with Washington?

Al Hurra – WashingtonOctober 31, 2022

Al-Sudani met with the American ambassador before and after the vote of confidence in him in Parliament

After the new Iraqi government, headed by Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, won the confidence of Parliament, attention is turning to Baghdad’s vision of cooperating with Washington in the next stage, as the administration of President Joe Biden is showing interest in “Iraq being a center for stability in the Middle East.”

And Jennifer Gavito, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, had confirmed in an interview with Al-Hurra channel that the United States “will not abandon Iraq”, and that Washington considers Baghdad a “strategic partner.”

She said, “We have an ambitious agenda in Iraq, and we consider it a strategic partner for America, and we see a partner in the new Iraqi government.”

However, the new Iraqi government may not consider the partnership with Washington “too urgent,” according to political analyst, Ahmed Hussein.

Hussein told Al-Hurra that “the parties that formed the Iraqi government are known for their continued hostility to the United States, and some of them can also be considered an outright Iranian arm inside the country.”

The forces of the coordination framework of the Shiite forces, known for short as “the framework”, formed the new Iraqi government, and its head, Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, previously belonged to the State of Law coalition headed by Nuri al-Maliki, who nominated several ministers in the government, and in the government there is a minister, Naim al-Aboudi – Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research – Until his appointment, he was a deputy in the Iraqi parliament from the Sadiqoun bloc (Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq) and a spokesman for the militia.The “testimonies” of an Iraqi minister bring the “Islamic University” scandal back to the foreThe appointment of Naim Al-Aboudi, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the new Iraqi government, sparked controversy on social networks regarding his educational attainment.

Hussein adds, “It is difficult to expect a major change in the thinking of the parties forming the government just because they came to power.” It is clear and reflects the positions of the United States along the line.”

The Iraqi government has not yet identified a spokesperson, but Al-Hurra tried to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Naim Al-Aboudi, about his position on cooperation with the United States, but he did not get a response.

The Prime Minister, Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, met with the American Ambassador, Alina Romanowski, before and after his government obtained the confidence of Parliament.

A statement by Al-Sudani’s office said, on Saturday, that the two sides discussed the development of relations between the two countries.

The Iraqi political analyst, Muhammad Al-Mamouri, says that “the government’s obligations are different from those of the parties forming it.”

He added to Al-Hurra website, “It is expected that there will not be an exceptional separation of cooperation or a significant strengthening of relations, but most likely the relations will not deteriorate as well.”

Al-Mamouri confirms, “Baghdad needs Washington militarily and security, and Washington does not want Baghdad to stray too far, so the two sides will proceed with a stable relationship for the most part.”

The Iraqi political and academic analyst, d. Muhammad Nana` said that the United States “wants to have a stable Iraq, as recent data indicate.”

Nanaa told Al-Hurra that “Washington has international priorities, especially with regard to Ukraine, Russia and China.”

He said that the formation of the government in its current form may not like Washington or not in its interest, but “it tolerated that the formation of the government be in this way for the sake of stability,” noting “what happened in Iraq in terms of instability and delay in forming the government lasted Baghdad’s ability to take strategic decisions, including it.” increase oil production.

The US Ambassador to Iraq, Alina Romanowski, had confirmed earlier this month that the Strategic Framework Agreement is what guides Washington’s relations with the new Iraqi government.

“Progress in achieving our common interests is important to Iraqis,” Romanowski added in a tweet.

And she continued, “An Iraq that fights corruption and creates job opportunities, an Iraq that is stable through strong government security institutions and free of ISIS, and an Iraq that is resilient to deal with climate change.”

Iraq and the United States signed the Strategic Framework Agreement in 2008, which included several axes, including regulating the presence of US forces in the country, in addition to items related to strengthening cooperation in the economic, cultural and political fields.

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The Prime Minister appoints Al-Sudani as his security advisor

political |   11:59 – 30/10/2022

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Baghdad – Mawazine News
, Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, issued an order on Sunday appointing retired Lieutenant General Abdul Karim Al-Sudani as his security advisor.
A source said in an interview with “Mawazine News” that “the Prime Minister issued an order appointing retired Lieutenant-General Abdul Karim Al-Sudani as his security advisor.”
He added, “The Sudanese team will supervise the security performance of the Ministry of Interior and some security formations.”
It is noteworthy that the Sudanese team held several positions, including the commander of the border guards and the assistant senior undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior, before being referred to retirement in 2014. Ended 29 / h

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After the success of the Al-Sudani lineup, the Kurdistan Democratic Party: Our ministers will implement the terms of the agreement

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After the success of the Al-Sudani lineup, the Kurdistan Democratic Party: Our ministers will implement the terms of the agreement

  {Politics: Al-Furat News} The Kurdistan Democratic Party announced today, Sunday, the determination of its ministers to implement the agreement on managing the ministries and the success of the government.

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Democratic Party member Wafaa Muhammad Karim told Al Furat News: “There is a prior political agreement between the state administration forces regarding the management of ministries and the success of the government.” 
He added, “The KDP ministers will implement the terms of that agreement, which touched on approving the federal budget law.” 
Karim stressed, “the need to implement all the provisions of the budget once the law is passed.” 
The House of Representatives, in its seventh session, which was held under the chairmanship of Muhammad Al-Halbousi, Speaker of the Council, and in the presence of the President of the Republic, Abdul Latif Rashid, the Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council, Faiq Zaidan, and 253 deputies, on Thursday, granted confidence to Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani as Prime Minister and voted on 21 ministers in addition to the ministerial curriculum.

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Finance Minister: One of the government’s most important priorities is to present and approve the 2023 draft budget

political| 03:21 – 10/30/2022

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Baghdad – Mawazine News

On Sunday, Finance Minister Taif Sami stressed that one of the government’s most important priorities is presenting and approving the draft budget for 2023.

A statement by the ministry, of which Mawazine News received a copy, stated that “the Minister of Finance, Taif Sami, held, today, Sunday, an extensive meeting with the general managers and the advanced cadre of the ministry.”
During the meeting, the Minister stressed the “importance of cooperation in the spirit of one team, completing the course of necessary reforms for the financial policy and providing the requirements for comprehensive development of the national economy, especially in light of the current economic conditions, adding that” one of the most important priorities of the new government and the ministry is to present and approve the draft general federal budget for the year 2023.
She stressed “the need to continue joint coordination between all bodies and departments, invest time and mobilize energies, in order to enhance the chances of success in managing financial resources and improving strategies for federal budgets, as well as maximizing the side of the state’s public revenues, and completing projects to automate the customs and tax system and the unified treasury account.”
The Minister indicated that “the ministry works according to the regulations and laws that outline the performance of its tasks in accordance with standards of integrity and the requirements of achieving justice, adding that” the next stage requires us to redouble efforts and prepare programs towards strengthening the pillars of the balanced and sustainable national economy, supporting the vital and productive sectors, in order to achieve the interests of the Iraqi people. Today, Sunday, October 30, 2022, an expanded meeting with general managers and the advanced cadre of the ministry.”
During the meeting, Sami stressed the “importance of cooperation in the spirit of one team, completing the process of reforms necessary for the financial policy and providing the requirements for comprehensive development of the national economy, especially in light of The current economic conditions, adding that “one of the most important priorities of the new government and the ministry is to present and approve the draft general federal budget for the year 2023.

She stressed, “the need to continue joint coordination between all bodies and departments, invest time and mobilize energies, in order to enhance the chances of success in managing financial resources and improving strategies for federal budgets, as well as maximizing the side of the state’s public revenues, and completing projects to automate the customs and tax system and the unified treasury account. ” , that “the ministry operates according to the regulations and laws that outline the performance of its tasks in accordance with standards of integrity and the requirements of achieving justice, adding that” the next stage requires us to redouble efforts and prepare programs towards strengthening the pillars of the balanced and sustainable national economy, supporting the vital and productive sectors, in order to achieve the interests of the Iraqi people in its various segments “. Ended 29/R77

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After his “bankruptcy” .. the Central Bank of Iraq puts a private bank under guardianship (documents)

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 2022-10-30 06:49A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The Central Bank of Iraq has placed the “North Bank” for Finance and Investment under guardianship after it reached the stage of “bankruptcy”.

According to a document issued by the Central Bank, seen by Shafak News Agency today, Sunday, the bank’s board of directors decided to place the “Al-Shamal” Bank under guardianship, and to designate Muhammad Ali Hussein as a trustee of the bank.

He pointed out that the trustee will take legal action against those responsible for wasting and misusing the money of the North Bank.

The Iraq Stock Exchange also sent a letter to the North Bank announcing the suspension of trading of its shares starting from October 31, based on the Central Bank’s letter placing the bank under guardianship.

Article 67 of the Banking Law stipulates that the Central Bank of Iraq shall establish and license a temporary bank based on Article 67 and provide it with capital by the state to obtain all or part of the assets and liabilities of the bank subject to rehabilitation.

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Al-Sudani and a minister in his government reveal their financial disclosure

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 2022-10-30 05:31A-AA+

Shafaq News/ Prime Minister Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani and Minister of Communications in his government, Hiyam Al-Yasiri, disclosed their financial disclosure.

The Federal Integrity Commission’s Prevention Department said, in a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, that it “received the financial disclosure form of the Prime Minister (Mohammed Shiaa Al-Sudani), to become the first officials in his booth to disclose their financial liabilities after gaining confidence from the Iraqi Parliament.”

The Minister of Communications, Hiyam Al-Yasiri, announced the disclosure of her financial disclosure, while officially assuming the duties of the ministry.

A ministry statement received by Shafaq News stated, “This comes in compliance with the directives of Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, which came during his presidency of the first session of the Council of Ministers last Friday, in which he stressed the importance of conducting a disclosure procedure for the cabinet’s financial receivables within a week of assuming its duties.”

The statement noted that “Al-Yasiri is considered one of the first ministers to disclose her financial liability.” The Prime Minister had directed his cabinet ministers in the new government to disclose their financial liabilities to the Integrity Commission within a maximum period of one week from the date of their assumption of responsibility.

It is noteworthy that Article (16/First/C) of the Authority’s effective Law No. 30 of 2011, as amended, stipulates the obligation of the (President, Deputy Prime Ministers, Ministers and those of their rank), as well as others who occupy one of the official positions and positions, which The article included it in its other paragraphs, by submitting a statement on their financial liabilities.

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