Two government banks will resume work tomorrow to complete the payment of salaries




2023-07-31 17:27

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Shafaq News / The Rafidain and Rashid banks owned by the state, on Friday, instructed to resume work on Saturday in some of their branches to complete the payment of employee salaries.

“According to the directives of the Ministry of Finance and the directives of the general manager of the bank, it was decided to resume work tomorrow, Saturday, for the branches that have resettlement and included in the payment of salaries in addition to some sections of the public administration,” the media office of the Rafidain Bank said in a statement received by Shafaq News.

He pointed out “the necessity to adhere to the preventive measures of Corona virus.”

For his part, Al-Rashid Bank said in a statement received to Shafaq News, that “according to the directives of the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Iraq, the Director General of Al-Rashid Bank directed a number of its branches in Baghdad to resume work on Saturday, 1/8/2020 for the purpose of completing the salary increase for employees. Iraqi Ministry of Health. ”

The bank added that the branches covered are as follows:

1. The main branch.

2. The Twentieth Revolution Branch

3- Saffron branch 

4. The granule branch

5- Al-Rafidian neighborhood branch

6. Al-Mortada Branch 

7. Rabat branch 

8. The Great Imam Branch

10. Medical City branch

11. Abu Ghraib branch

The full text of Al-Kazimi’s speech … early elections and an affirmation of restoring the prestige of the state

2023.07.31 – 21:52

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Nass publishes the full text of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazimi’s speech, in which he announced the sixth of next June, the date of the early elections.  

Next is the text of the word as it came from Al-Kazemi’s media office.   

In the name of of Allah the Merciful  


“Keep the covenant. The covenant was in charge.”  

Believe God Almighty  



The honorable people of Iraq  

People of pride, history, dignity and high meanings  


I extend to you today the highest congratulations on the advent of the blessed Eid Al-Adha, calling on the Lord to return it to our people and humanity with abundance of health, security, goodness and well-being.  


I return to our dear people to put before him the facts.  


From the first day I was assigned to form this government, our goal was to save Iraq from the specter of chaos and internal collision, a danger that was before all honorable, benevolent, and free people, and various parties tried to push to flood the homeland with blood, end its hopes for recovery, and restore balance after the stage of victory over the terrorist organization ISIS.  


Intersections, internal, regional and international conflicts are threatening again the security, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Iraq and the future of its people, while long years of organized corruption, mismanagement, nepotism and lack of planning have left huge economic and social problems.  


In these circumstances, amid the challenges of the popular protest, the economic circumstance, and the spread of the Corona epidemic, accusations and slanders were issued against me personally and against everyone who approached me functionally and humanly, preceded, accompanied and followed the formation of this government.  


With the merits of forming a government that we wanted for it to be balanced and strong, we faced for several months the age of the government many obstacles, but we focused on the basic and honest goals of this government, which we set from the beginning and within the framework of the ministerial curriculum with the following criteria:  


First: Preparing for free, fair, and fair elections that produce a House of Representatives that elects a new government to represent the will and aspirations of the people.  


Since the first day of the election of the government, we have formed a specialized committee to overcome the obstacles before the election law, and the election commission. This committee has reached a result that I will announce at the end of this speech.  



Second: Confronting the worsening economic crisis.  

We have worked tirelessly to work on a comprehensive reform paper called “The White Paper” that will revive the Iraqi economy, solve financial crises expected to worsen during the coming months, activate agricultural and industrial production, introduce projects to address the crisis of our unemployed youth, revive the market, and put the Iraqi economy on the right track , By stopping waste and exploitation of public money.  


And because the password that we understand in all of the associated Iraqi crises is “the state”, and we see that there are no solutions to these crises without “restoring the prestige of the state” and “enabling the state to impose its policy and laws”, we have made a series of administrative changes to prevent the breakup of state institutions and to prevent them from being Weak exploited from the corrupt and weak souls and non-national stakeholders, and the outlets campaign was an example of the extension of state influence and the activation of customs and tax procedures.  


We rejected the patchwork and economic solutions that were intended to be passed on to the people, and we proceeded to purge institutions from the inside to prevent corruption, and we stripped many influential people in the corruption files of their strengths and the domination of official institutions, as a necessary first step before subjecting them to justice.  

We directed to audit all unimplemented investment licenses and idle projects to reach a comprehensive, fundamental solution that includes, either starting construction and completion in these projects or withdrawing them immediately and filing lawsuits against all those who tampered with the money of Iraq and a merchant and bribed to keep the work wheel stalled.  


We started practical steps in the field of Iraqi gas investment after years of waste, which I will not exaggerate if I say it was “intentional”.  



Third: Facing the Corona crisis, which is a serious global crisis that health institutions in all countries of the world were not prepared for, not to mention the Iraqi health institutions that have been lagged by neglect, corruption and weak management for many years.  



We have received hospitals suffering from poverty and overcrowding, and idle investment hospitals, which have not been opened for years, and we have immediately received some and started management procedures to face the Corona epidemic, and we will also receive the rest of the hospitals to open to citizens in the coming months.  



With the scarce state budget, we did not hesitate to provide any support to the health institutions and the heroic health staff, in order to carry out its duty at this sensitive stage.  


Fourth: Confronting the security turmoil and refusing to turn Iraq into a field of conflict of regional and international interests, and a country in which groups outside the law and organized crime tamper with corruption, and we were clear and keen from the first moment in completing the first stage of the strategic dialogue with the United States, provided that the criterion is the sovereignty of Iraq And territorial integrity and cooperation with his brothers, neighbors and friends.  



We said that we will not need an American military presence in Iraq as much as we need cooperation in the economic fields, education, culture, health, security cooperation, armament and training for our heroic Iraqi forces, as well as cooperation with the international coalition, and that preserving the lives and safety of diplomatic missions and those who supported us in the war against ISIS is the task of the government, It falls within its international sovereign obligations.  


In the past, we refused to drag Iraq into the policy of regional and international axes. We also affirmed the adoption of the principle of cooperation and non-interference in internal affairs between us and our neighbors and our friends.  


Fifth: The independent and fair investigation of everything that accompanied the October 2019 demonstrations and the following months.  


We have set our sights on from the very first moment that fair investigation procedures start from identifying the victim in a way that provides a solid and legal ground outside the scope of slogans and reviews to begin to restore rights and put those involved in the blood of Iraqis before justice.  


After only two months of investigation and scrutiny, we established a list of martyrs of the October events that included 561 heroic and betrayed martyrs among our young demonstrators and heroic security forces to include their families with all the moral and financial rights of the martyr. We give it up until the right returns to its owners.  


My sisters, my brothers, my sons, everywhere in the homeland  


We promised you not to spend 72 hours on the recent events of Tahrir Square before we identified the negligent and revealed the truth … and this is what we did.  


Imam Ali, peace be upon him, said:  


“The most honorable creatures meet”  


While we made a pledge to work to return the trust that surrounded our necks to the people, I announce the date of the sixth of June 2021 as the date for the early parliamentary elections, and we will work with all our efforts to make these elections successful, protect them and secure their requirements, as we ask the brothers in the esteemed parliament to send a law The elections for Mr. President of the Republic for approval, and that the Electoral Commission enjoy complete independence, and that the elections take place with the presence of international observers.  


We pledge to grant all competing forces equal protection and care to run in the elections, in which an unavoidable weapon does not affect them, and does not falsify the will of the people, and its results are made only by the free choices of our Iraqi people.  



Therefore, I pray that young people, political parties, thinkers and elders should be organized and ready to make a qualitative leap and lift Iraq out from the chaos of conflicts to security, prosperity and honorable political competition.  


Your will will change Iraq and remove from it the dust of years of wars, blood and conflicts.  

Your free will will create an Iraq of hope, not an Iraq of boredom, conspiracies, chaos, and anarchy of uncontrolled weapon  



We are not advocates of crises but rather seek a solution, and we will not deceive our people or manipulate their capabilities, for it is the great Iraqi people, the descendant of glory, the jewel of civilization, the source of generosity, loyalty and sacrifices.  


Peace be upon the people of Iraq  

A day built high morals and values  

And on the day carrying the weight of great principles generation after generation,  

The day of bleeding from his recessed wounds, clean Iraqi blood shines right.  



Peace be upon the Tigris and Euphrates  


Peace be upon the noble Iraqi palm trees, holy domes, saints, and prophets  


Peace be upon Iraq and the people of Iraq.

The United Nations welcomes the holding of early elections in Iraq and confirms its readiness to provide support


Baghdad News:

The United Nations welcomed, today, Friday, the date for early elections in Iraq, expressing its willingness to provide support and advice.

The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said, “Early elections meet a major popular demand on the road to achieving more stability and democracy in Iraq. The United Nations is ready to provide support and technical advice as required by Iraq to ensure free, fair and credible elections that win the confidence of the public.”

“Convening properly, credible, free, fair, and inclusive elections can revitalize the political system, build public confidence, give the people a voice, and fulfill their aspirations to better political representation,” said Jenin Henness-Blackshart, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in Iraq.

The parties concerned called for fair elections, saying: “It is the responsibility of the government, parliament, political parties and other stakeholders to ensure that free, fair and credible elections are held in an enabling environment that puts the country’s interests above all other considerations.”

“We are confident that all political forces want to see Iraq emerge from its crises and prosper. And as always, these elections will be led by Iraq and Iraqi ownership. The United Nations will continue to provide all the advice and technical support required by the government and the Independent High Electoral Commission, according to To delegate it. ”

Al-Kazemi announces the date for early elections




Early elections

2023-07-31 13:08

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Shafaq News / The Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, decided on Friday the date of the early parliamentary elections.

Al-Kazimi said in a televised address to the Iraqis, followed by Shafaq News, that the early parliamentary elections will be held on the sixth of June 2021.

Al-Kazemi pledged to hold fair elections away from the power of arms.

In his speech, he also mentioned internal and regional intersections and conflicts that once again threaten the security and sovereignty of Iraq, noting at the same time accusations leveled against him and all who approach him before, during and after the formation of the government.

He said that his government faced obstacles during a period of two months of its life, but focused on the main objectives, adding, “We have worked tirelessly to work on a comprehensive reform paper that will revive the Iraqi economy and solve crises.”

He added that the reform “white paper” would introduce projects to address the crisis of the unemployed youth and revive the market and the economy, stressing that there are no solutions to address crises without restoring the prestige of the state.

Source: The Ministry of Finance sent an invitation to the banks to resume their work after the holiday

Localities 07/31 2020 14:28 398    

Baghdad today – Baghdad

A well-informed source revealed, today, Thursday, that there is a trend in the Ministry of Finance to invite all banks to resume their work immediately after the end of Eid Al-Adha days.

The source said (Baghdad today), that “Finance directed all banks to resume their work immediately after the end of the days of Eid al-Adha, and it may be Tuesday or Wednesday, to pump money and provide liquidity in the process of receiving employee salaries.”

And the source said, “There is a lack of liquidity that accompanied the employee’s receipt of his salary from yesterday to today, which has prompted some owners of the outlets offices to impose an increase in commissions and the exploitation of employees during the withdrawal of his salary, as well as a position to suspend ten days.”

The International Alliance praises the sacrifices of the Peshmerga and sets a ceiling for its tasks in Iraq


International Alliance

2023-07-31 07:10

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Shafaq News / The command of the International Coalition Forces revealed on Friday that the survival of its forces in Iraq is at the request of the Iraqi government, while praising the sacrifices of the Peshmerga forces in the fight against ISIS, it stressed respect for the martyrs of Iraq. 

The coalition, which is led by the United States, consists of 61 countries and provides advice and training to Iraqi forces, as well as its air support in the war against ISIS since 2014.

The coalition forces have withdrawn from 6 military bases in Iraq since the beginning of this year. The international coalition says this is part of the relocation and withdrawal from bases of a small number of soldiers.

“The survival of our forces was at the request of the Iraqi government, and we will continue to fight ISIS until they are finally eliminated, ” Colonel Miles Caggins , a spokesman for the coalition forces in Iraq, told a news conference in Sulaimaniyah, attended by Shafaq News. 

He cited “the sacrifices of the Peshmerga forces in the fight against ISIS,” noting that “we must also respect the martyrs of Iraq and the martyrs of the Democratic Forces of Syria and we must not forget that there are people now who are on the front line to defend their homeland and fight ISIS and the forces of darkness and terrorism.”

The US-led international coalition against “ISIS” in Iraq and Syria had confirmed last week that Baghdad still needed support in its war against the organization, which had recently begun operating in several areas of the country.

“The Iraqis still need our support in planning, intelligence and the Air Force,” Kenneth Eckman, deputy commander of the Joint Task Force in Iraq, told a news conference in Baghdad.

Ekman added that the international coalition continues to advise Iraqi forces and launch accurate air strikes against ISIS positions in the country.

Soon .. A Kurdish delegation visits Baghdad to sign the comprehensive agreement and deliver oil and ports

Policy 07/31 2020 13:19 1173    

Baghdad today – Baghdad

A government source familiar with, on Friday (July 31, 2020), revealed a forthcoming visit by a Kurdish delegation to Baghdad, to discuss the delivery of oil and border ports in the Kurdistan region, through American and European mediation.

The source said, in an interview with (Baghdad Today), that “the delegation of the Kurdistan Regional Government is scheduled to visit Baghdad after the Eid al-Adha holiday in order to sign the comprehensive agreement.”

He added, “Baghdad and Erbil have ended all outstanding problems with regard to oil and border crossings, and there is an agreement to deliver 250 thousand barrels of oil and 50% of the revenue from border crossings.”

The source, who preferred not to be named, said that “until now, no agreement has been reached on the amount sent from Baghdad to Kurdistan, and there are negotiations to increase the additional 50 billion to be sufficient to pay the salaries of employees and peshmerga.”

And that “there was American mediation and the European Union mission to solve the problems and it is likely that a comprehensive agreement will be signed during the upcoming visit of the delegation of the region.”

The Minister of Finance: is going to implement automation in customs

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Baghdad / Obelisk: Finance Minister Ali Abdul Amir Allawi, announced on Thursday, July 30, 2020, that he will continue implementing customs automation.

Allawi said in an interview followed by “The Obelisk”: We are going to implement automation in customs and simplify procedures as part of our broader program to reform the economy and diversify revenues.

Automation refers to everything that works by itself without human intervention. The automated industry can be called.

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