Kurdistan’s President discusses political issues with a US delegation

Kurdistan Nechirvan Barzani Alina L. Romanowski

2022-11-26 15:57ShareFont

Shafaq News/ The President of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, received a delegation from the US House headed by Mark Takano in the presence of the US ambassador to Iraq, Alina L. Romanowski.

The Kurdish presidency said both sides discussed bilateral relations, Iraq’s political and security situation, the Erbil-Baghdad relations, the war against ISIS, the reform process in the Ministry of Peshmerga, and other issues of common interests.

They also stressed the importance of consensus and support of the new government to implement its approach and maintain Iraq’s stability, border security, and sovereignty.

The two sides pointed out that now there is an “opportunity” to resolve the outstanding problems between Erbil and Baghdad.

In turn, the US delegation praised the role of the Peshmerga forces in the war against ISIS, stressing that the United States will continue to support Iraq and Kurdistan to eliminate the dangers of ISIS.



Iraq’s PM to visit Iran, then Saudi Arabia within days, SOURCE

Iraq News Iran Muhammad Shia’a Al-Sudani

2022-11-26 13:46ShareFont

Shafaq News/ The Iraqi Prime Minister, Muhammad Shia’a al-Sudani, decided to visit the Islamic Republic of Iran within the next two days, an informed source told Shafaq News Agency.

The government source said Al-Sudani would meet, during the visit, with Iranian officials to discuss issues of common interests, including the Iraqi mediation between Iran and Saudi Arabia, the cooperation in the economy, energy, security, and border control files.

According to our source, the Iraqi PM would head to Saudi Arabia a few days after his visit to Tehran.

Al-Sudani’s decision came after receiving an official invitation from Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.

According to an official readout by his office, al-Sudani received Iran’s ambassador to Iraq, Mohammad Kadhim Al Sadiq, in Baghdad this morning, Saturday.

The diplomat conveyed Raisi’s invitation.



Statement From Finance Regarding Employee Salaries For The Current Month

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The six Minister of Finance, Taif Sami Muhammad, announced today, Saturday 11/26/2022, the completion of procedures for financing employee salaries for the current month of November for all spending units in ministries and unrelated entities.

And the Minister of Finance indicated that the Accounting Department has completed all procedures related to financing salaries, with the exception of some spending units for departments that have not sent funding request books yet.

He called on spending units of ministries and departments to review the accounting department to receive financing books for each of those units.

While Minister Taif Sami called on the rest of the spending units in the departments to quickly provide the Ministry of Finance with the required data for the purpose of completing the procedures for financing their salaries for the current month.

Ministry of Finance 
#Media _ Office 
November 26, 2022


SOMO sets the expected oil prices and confirms: The OPEC Plus decision did not reduce Iraq’s exports

political| 09:39 – 11/26/2022


Baghdad – Mawazine News
The National Oil Marketing Company (SOMO) confirmed today, Saturday, that the OPEC Plus decision to cut production did not reduce Iraq’s oil exports, and while it talked about the next meeting of the group and expectations regarding it, it suggested that prices next year would be between 85-95 dollars. at least.
The company’s assistant general manager and representative of Iraq in OPEC, Saadoun Mohsen, said, “The OPEC Plus decision to reduce production by two million barrels per day had an important role in stabilizing global markets, and the reduction included all countries at varying rates and according to the amount of their production.”
He added, “OPEC Plus produces 43 million barrels per day, and the proportion of what Iraq produces is 11% of it, and therefore it is the same percentage of reduction by the decision to reduce production by two million barrels.”
He pointed out that “Iraq did not reduce its exports according to this reduction, but rather reduced domestic production and invested in high prices by stabilizing the export rate, a strategy that succeeded in achieving high financial revenues.”
He continued, “The OPEC Plus group meets every two months to assess the global market in terms of supply and demand, and there are severe fluctuations due to the repercussions of the Corona pandemic, the slowdown in the global economy, and the Russian-Ukrainian war, which added burdens to price stability.”
He pointed out that any “future decision regarding maintaining the current reduction or adding a new reduction or increasing the quantities produced will take into account the market situation and aim to create balance, and there will be a meeting on December 3-4 next that will study the current situation and issue balanced decisions.”
Regarding expectations for oil prices next year, Mohsen said, “The average price this year reached $97 per barrel, which is a good price. According to experts’ estimates, next year’s prices will be between $85-95 and maybe less than $5-7 as a minimum.” Ended 29 / h


Al-Sudani and Talabani discuss the overall political situation and securing the Iraqi borders

political| 08:06 – 11/26/2022


Baghdad – Mawazine News
, Prime Minister Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani received, on Saturday, the President of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Pavel Talabani.
A statement by Al-Sudani’s office, a copy of which Mawazine News received, stated that “during the meeting, they discussed the overall political situation at the national level, and the ongoing government efforts to achieve a level of services in all governorates of Iraq.”
He added, “The meeting witnessed the discussion of the most important files that have priority within the framework of work between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq, and the file of security and securing the Iraqi borders in accordance with the decisions of the Ministerial Council for National Security.”


Sudanese visit Tehran Monday

  • Time: 11/26/2022 18:34:04
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Sudanese visit Tehran Monday

  {Politics: Al Furat News} Prime Minister Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani will visit the Iranian capital, Tehran, next Monday, after receiving an official invitation from the Iranian ambassador to Iraq, Muhammad Kazem Al Sadiq, in a meeting earlier today.

Iranian media reported that Al-Sudani “will accept an invitation to Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi to visit Tehran on Monday.”

Earlier today, the media office of the Prime Minister said that today, Al-Sudani received Tehran’s ambassador to Iraq, Muhammad Kazem Al Sadiq, who conveyed to him the invitation of the Iranian president to visit Tehran.


Al-Sudani stresses the need to complete the draft budget law as quickly as possible

  • Time: 11/26/2022 12:24:42
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Al-Sudani stresses the need to complete the draft budget law as quickly as possible

  {Politics: Al Furat News} Today, Saturday, Prime Minister Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani chaired a meeting dedicated to discussing the draft federal budget law for the year 2023.

Al-Sudani stressed, according to an official statement, of which {Euphrates News} received a copy, “the necessity of completing the budget bill as quickly as possible, and submitting it to the House of Representatives, so that it enters into force without delay.”

Al-Sudani stressed that “the law targets, in its allocations, the priorities adopted by the ministerial platform, which are combating unemployment, reducing poverty rates, combating corruption, improving services, as well as reforming the economy.”

And he directed that “the draft law takes into account the importance of presenting infrastructure projects over other projects, in order to create the appropriate environment in the internal economy to achieve the adoption of the ministerial curriculum, and to provide service and make a difference that the citizen touches, in the service sector and other economic sectors.”