Barzani speaks to a US delegation for a serious effort to accelerate the formation of the new government

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The President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Nechirvan Barzani, on Sunday discussed with President of the American Institute of Peace headed by Nancy Linburg and the accompanying delegation the situation of the displaced in the territory of the region.

During the meeting, the delegation expressed its pleasure to visit the region and thanked the provincial government for the activities and activities of the Institute’s offices in the region and to receive the large numbers of displaced persons and refugees fleeing the war, stressing their cooperation with the provincial government to build confidence in the areas where the displaced people fled.

The US delegation expressed concern that the displaced people did not return to their areas because of the lack of security and lack of services, stressing that serious dialogue between government agencies and the people of the region is necessary.

For his part, Barzani thanked the delegation and assured the delegation that the Kurdistan Regional Government is making every effort to rebuild confidence and dialogue between the various components in order to return the displaced and provide services to them.

Barzani briefed on the political process in Iraq and efforts to build good relations between the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Region, which contributed to address a number of problems and will be a dialogue to address the remaining problems.

Barzani pointed to the efforts to form a new government in the Kurdistan Region, stressing that there are serious efforts between the parties aimed at forming the government as soon as possible.

The discussion of the situation in the region and the latest political developments and the situation of displaced people and refugees in the Kurdistan region was another focus of the meeting.


Suron: Complete cabinet cab next week

Political | 05:54 – 31/03/2019

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deputy of the Alliance of Suron, Sunday, that the completion of the ministerial cabin will be next week, while pointed out that the alliance of conquest and others agreed on the mechanism of nomination.

MP Mohammad Reza said in an interview with Al-Mawazin News that “the submission of the ministerial cabin according to the agreement between the two and the opening was scheduled to be in the first week of the second legislative term, but there was delay for several reasons.”

“We expect that the names of candidates for the remaining ministries will be sent to the House of Representatives for a vote next week,” he added.

He pointed out that “the names of the candidates have been mentioned in the media and the final names will be among them, according to what the Prime Minister,” noting that “the Fatah al-Fath and others have a vision and agreement on the mechanism of voting on the candidates and their selection.”

The House of Representatives gave confidence to the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi on 24 October last, but remained 4 ministries without the Minister of Defense, Interior, Education and Justice.

Symposium (delete zeros from the Iraqi dinar)

  2019-03-27 09:14:37


Scientific and Cultural Seminars Scientific

Under the patronage of the Dean of the Faculty of Knowledge University Dr. Yacoub Nazem Ahmed, the Department of Finance and Banking Sciences held today, 2019/3/27 and the Conference Hall a scientific symposium entitled (delete zeros from the Iraqi dinar) was divided into three axes The

first axis: the concept of deleting zeros from the dinar , Presented by Assistant Professor Dr. Ali Abdul Hadi Salem.

The second axis: the expected results of the deletion of three zeroes from the Iraqi dinar, M. Mahmoud Abdelkader Sweid.

The third axis: the experiences of some countries in the process of deleting zeros, M. Mohammed Juma Rahim.

The seminar was attended by the Dean’s Assistant for Administrative Affairs, the heads of the scientific departments, faculty members and staff as well as guests from various departments of the State.

Allawi: The need for the crowd is over .. This agreement, “not announced” with Iran will harm Iraq’s relationship with America

 Policy    2019/03/31 11:17  1283    Editor: hr     

Baghdad today – Baghdad

The leader of the National Coalition, Iyad Allawi, on Sunday (March 31, 2019) an agreement that he said “undeclared” with Iran, may harm Iraq’s relationship with America.

“Iran will open 3 industrial centers in Iraq, this is the request of President Hassan Rowhani during his recent visit to Baghdad and the Iraqi leadership agreed to it, which will hurt,” Allawi said in an interview with a program presented by Dr. Nabil Jassim and presented on the Tigris channel. In Iraq because it will put it against America, which sanctions against Tehran. ”

“It is compatible with the way Abdul Mahdi works on Iran, but there are agreements to break the siege on Iran, including the industrial and commercial centers between the two countries,” he said.

As for accusing Iran of interfering in the affairs of countries in the region, Allawi said, “It interferes with issues related to Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and even the question of Palestine and will not be able to continue this behavior.”

“I do not insist on staying in the political process, there is a last chance to get out of the quota, and some paragraphs of the constitution must be reformulated,” he said.

He pointed out that he “sent a letter to the current Prime Minister, reveal the coordinates of fraud that has occurred, and this message reached the Secretary-General of the United Nations, and the President of the Iraqi Republic.”

As for the popular crowd and its future, Allawi said that “there are two parts in the first popular crowd made sacrifices and fought dueling and liberating land, and there is a second crowd, we do not know where the number is increasing in an unknown way.”

“I told the leaders of the crowd, including Abu Mahdi al-Mohandis and Hadi al-Amiri, that the need for the crowd is over and the good fighters must be integrated into the security services,” he said.

“There is an army in Iraq, one is the crowd,” he said.

Saleh calls for Arab economic integration based on an integrated banking system

 Policy    2019/03/31 16:17  63    Editor: bh     

Baghdad today _ Baghdad

President Barham Salih on Sunday called for Arab economic integration based on an integrated banking system.

In his speech, Saleh stressed the need for “an open dialogue between the Arab leaders.”

He pointed to the importance of finding “economic integration among the Arab countries, based on an integrated banking system”.

The Arab summit was held in Tunis on Sunday, with the participation of Iraq and the continued absence of Syria.

The summit, attended by President Barham Salih and chaired by Tunisian President Béji Kayed Sibsi, began reading verses from the Koran to discuss a number of Arab issues.

Halbusi policy : I did not use two languages .. This is what I discussed with the Americans

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The head of the Iraqi Council of Representatives Mohammed Halbusi said that the proposals made by some parliamentary blocs to submit a bill calling for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, has been finalized.

He said in an interview with the Middle East in the building of the Iraqi Embassy in Washington, that this issue was agreed upon between the three presidents; the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, as well as with all the political blocs and parties, and that he withdrew from trading permanently.

He added that the demand to withdraw US-led coalition forces from Iraq at this stage is in the interest of terrorism, stressing that its survival is a guarantee for Iraq and provides political cover in the face of foreign interventions.

Al-Halaboussi announced that he had contacted the head of the State Consultative Council in Saudi Arabia and discussed the convening of a meeting of the heads of the parliaments of the neighboring countries of Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Turkey and Iran on April 20 in Baghdad to ensure the stability of Iraq.

The meeting was attended by Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Vice President Mike Bens, Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo and Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Chanahan as well as congressional leaders. His visit seemed to be a reassuring message to American officials, especially that the issue of withdrawing soldiers was the most prominent issue discussed with them, he said.

Halabousi responded to those who accuse him of using two speeches in both Baghdad and Washington on the withdrawal of US troops that his position is clear and has never used two languages to express his position.

He added that he expressed the interests of Iraq, but the votes issued by a number of deputies does not mean that they represent the will of all the Iraqi people. He said: “There are 329 deputies and have the right to make any position, but in the end decisions are taken by an absolute majority in these subjects, has been communicating with all the parliamentary blocs, political and partisan, and consensus was overwhelming majority to refuse to talk about any withdrawal of coalition forces.

Halabousi added that the war on terrorism is not over and this is what I discussed with American officials, and agreed that we entered a new phase of this war, which aims to dry up its intellectual and financial resources and deprive this extremist ideology of its ability to attract new supporters. He stressed that all political forces agreed to continue intelligence efforts and training of troops and provide technical and logistical support for the Iraqi forces and whatever he deems appropriate Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, and that this is happening here in Baghdad and in Tehran.

“Some may be dismayed at my visit to Tehran, but I say clearly and frankly that for the sake of Iraq, I will visit any country, especially the neighboring countries, and Iran with whom we have 1400 kilometers of the border and can not be ignored.”

In response to a question about the accusation that Iran is behind the incitement of some parliamentary blocs to demand the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, Halabousi said that «as we are moving for the benefit of Iraq, there may be forces moving for the benefit of others, but I assure you that it stopped completely» . He added that wasting more time on this issue is in the interest of terrorism, not Iraq.

The role of US forces in Iraq and what Halaboussi described as the second phase of the fight against terrorism, whether Washington has agreed to abide by these tasks only, and the position of Iraq if the US forces in Iraq decided to carry out operations in Syria, said Halabusi that «the original agreement between The United States and Iraq regulate the role of these forces in defeating the organization of preachers and terrorism, and this requires conducting military operations on the border inside and outside Iraq. Al-Halbusi said the coordination between the Iraqi and US forces during his presidency of the security committee in Anbar when he was its governor, and that the operations are coordinated under the supervision of the military leadership, stressing that the number of US troops in Iraq will not be reduced and Iraq’s relationship with the United States is not linked and is not affected by the relationship With any other country.

Halaboussi stressed that he discussed the sanctions imposed on Iran with US officials and that he asked for more time for Iraq to develop its capabilities and investments, which enables it to abandon any sources of energy needed by the Iraqi people now.

He added that Iraq is using Iranian gas and electric power, and discussed with US officials contracts projects conducted by the Iraqi Ministry of Oil with ExxonMobil to invest in these sectors to help Iraq to self-sufficiency. He added that it was clear that these projects will be implemented in 3 stages, and ends after 3 years, and «it is unreasonable to impose sanctions on Iraq can not afford it and find quick alternatives to avoid». He added that Iraq will continue to demand exemptions from sanctions on Iran, and that this will be back to his search when the contract is signed with ExxonMobil soon.

Al-Halbusi stressed that Iraq does not defend anyone, but his circumstances do not allow him to meet his needs now, adding that he does not broadcast secretly when he says that there is dissatisfaction with the Iranian intervention and how to end its intervention both in Iraq and in the region. The relationship with them must be based on mutual respect and respect for Iraq’s sovereignty. He added that he discussed with US officials the cessation of foreign interference, especially that Iran is not the only one to intervene in Iraq, and there is Turkey as well. He said rebuilding a strong Iraq was a guarantee of stability in the region.

Asked whether US pressure on Iran had diminished Iran’s influence in Iraq, Halabousi said he had not discussed Washington’s relations with Tehran, but he could confirm that US troops in Iraq provided him with political cover and support to stop foreign interference.

In an interview with the American Institute of Peace, Halabousi said he had invited the heads of the parliaments of Iraq’s neighbors to hold a meeting in Baghdad to discuss the stability of Iraq. He told Asharq Al-Awsat that he had contacted the head of the Shura Council in Saudi Arabia and discussed with him a date for this meeting on April 20 and that they had agreed in principle. He added that the invitation will be addressed to six countries: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, Turkey, Syria and Iran.

On the other hand, Al Halbusi stressed Iraq’s keenness on all its executive and legislative powers to open up to its Arab environment and strengthen its relations with it, especially with the Gulf countries, especially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He stressed the need for a real partnership with this environment, and that this partnership has a positive impact on the processing of many files in Iraq, both at the level of investment or reactivate the economic movement and the revival of free trade.


Region Kurdistan announced these two days an official holiday

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According to the schedule of the official holidays of the Kurdistan Regional Government, the month of April next will see two days holiday in all ministries and official departments.

According to the schedule approved by the Parliament of Kurdistan, the day of 9 April 2019, which falls on Tuesday, the day of overthrowing the former regime and the removal of Saddam Hussein’s rule from power, 2003 is a public holiday in the province of Kurdistan.  

The table also includes the anniversary of the Yazidis “Guarchampa Sur” on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, which is also a public holiday in the province.


Menuchin: US-China trade talks constructive

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US Treasury Secretary Steven Menuchin said in a tweet on Friday that he had concluded with US Trade Representative Robert Leahyzer “constructive” trade talks in Beijing.

“I look forward to welcoming Deputy Prime Minister of China to continue these important discussions in Washington next week,” he said in the tweet.

And Minochen Shalheiser in the Chinese capital for the first direct meetings between the two sides weeks ago after missing an initial goal of a summit between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the end of March to sign an agreement.

Halabousi and US Deputy Secretary of State underscore the importance of cooperation between Baghdad and Washington

 Politics    03.30.2019 17:44  141    Editor: nn     

Baghdad today – Baghdad

Speaker of Parliament Mohammad Halabousi and US Deputy Secretary of State John Silvan on Saturday stressed the importance of cooperation between Baghdad and Washington in the economic and investment fields.

“The two sides discussed a number of issues of common concern, and the strengthening and development of relations between the two friendly countries and their cooperation in various fields,” the office of the speaker of the parliament said in a statement received by Baghdad today. “He said.

“The meeting also discussed the strategic partnership between the United States and Iraq, and continued efforts in the fight against terrorism and extremist ideology and the defeat of a final advocate,” the statement said. They stressed the importance of “commitment to Iraq’s sovereignty, security and prosperity away from threats.”

“The two sides stressed the importance of cooperation between Baghdad and Washington in the economic and investment fields, reconstruction and support of the Iraqi government to provide services to citizens and provide jobs through the actual contribution of US companies in the reconstruction projects infrastructure and service to all Iraqi cities.”