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    19-01-2020 09:30 PM

    Babel Coordination: We are not criminals, bandits, or subordinates, and we seek to restore a stolen homeland



    Baghdad / Al-Ikhbaria:
    The demonstrators of Babylon sent, Sunday, a message to the people of the province to explain the reasons for escalation and the closure of roads and bridges, while coordination stressed that the current work is to restore the stolen homeland.
    And the coordinators said in a message seen by "Al-Akhbariya" that we invite our generous families in the province of Babel Al-Hadara:
    We understand the suffering caused by the closure of the streets, not only on you, but also our revolutionary children.
    Therefore, we offer you a great apology, and we accept your hands to bear and be patient a little so that we can communicate the voice of the masses who reject corruption.
    Our honorable families ..
    Remember that we are not criminals, bandits, or affiliated with certain entities, but rather we are children of families, in which we are the student, employee, earner and unemployed graduate.
    It is not an easy job to close the streets, but it is insignificant in order to return a homeland that has stolen its will, plundered its money, and whose sovereignty has been permitted by a corrupt clique that came from beyond the borders and grabbed the authority to tolerate everything beautiful in the country.
    We reiterate our apologies to you and hope you appreciate the peaceful escalation that we are making for everyone.


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  2. I should have put this in the Corruption Forum!



     Al-Hakim and Al-Maliki emphasize the need to keep Iraq away from international and regional conflicts and conflicts

    Baghdad / Al-Ghad Press:

    The leader of the Al-Hikma Movement, Ammar Al-Hakim, and head of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, stressed today, Sunday, the need to keep Iraq away from international and regional conflicts and tensions.

    A statement to Al-Hakim Media Office, which was received by "Al-Ghad Press", said that Al-Hakim during his reception of Nuri al-Maliki discussed "developments in the political situation in Iraq and the whole region and the file of forming the next transitional government, Waka on the importance of ending the caretaker state because it has limited powers and is unable to serve citizens under The entitlements to reform and provide services and job opportunities. "

    The statement added that it was stressed "the necessity of choosing an independent, competent and honest person with a history capable of managing the country in the next stage and preparing for early elections, stressing the need to stay away from the controversial candidate."

    The statement added that it called on the political forces "to fulfill their responsibilities towards the current challenges at the level of reforms and implement the demands of the demonstrators at the legislative and supervisory level."

    We also stressed "the necessity to keep Iraq away from international and regional conflicts and tensions, and to strive to make it a meeting place, not an intersection

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  3. Political

    Sunday 19 January 2020 | 06:27 pm

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    Representatives reveal the reason for the lack of quorum for the parliament session today


    Baghdad / .. Representatives of different blocs revealed, today, Sunday, the reason for the lack of a quorum in the parliament session today, which turned into deliberation.

    The deputies told "Ain Iraq News", that "most representatives of the Kurdish blocs and Sunni forces components were absent from the session, as well as the absence of other representatives of the Al-Fateh coalition blocs, especially representatives of the governorates of Dhi Qar, Najaf, Wasit and Babel, due to the escalation of popular protests in their provinces. ".

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  4. Parliamentary investment: the 2020 budget will be operational after the agreement with China

    19:23 - 01/19/2020

    Information / private ...
    The Parliamentary Investment and Economy Committee confirmed on Sunday that the federal budget bill for 2020 will be operational after the economic agreement with the Chinese side.
    Committee member Nada Shaker said in a statement to "Information", that "the 2020 budget will be operational after referring all service and investment projects to the Chinese agreement," noting that "the agreement with China will contribute to solving all service crises from infrastructure and residential complexes."
    She added that "the economic agreement with China is a positive gesture for building cities and salvation from the housing crisis and lack of services," noting that "referring projects to the Chinese agreement will reduce the deficit rate in the expected federal budget by more than 40 trillion dinars."
    The deputy from the Alliance of Fath, Fadel Al-Fatlawi, had confirmed, today, Sunday, that the government approved the sale price of a barrel of oil at $ 50 within the federal budget bill for 2020, pointing out that the budget deficit does not exceed 30 trillion Iraqi dinars. T 25 is over

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  5. Ehab al-Jabouri Sunday, January 19, 2020 05:09 PM


    Dollar support to abort the Iraqi revolution ... Abdul Mahdi and Sadr are enough to support the demonstrations of militia infiltrators



    Iraqi activists on social media revealed the devil's plan between Iran, the outgoing Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi and the leader of the Sadrist movement Muqtada al - Sadr to abort the Iraqi people's revolution.

    A leaked new document, the scandal of the resigned government, Adel Al-Mahdi, revealed that the government of Abdul-Mahdi is preparing buses and funds to transport supporters of pro-Iranian militias next Friday to the demonstration arenas to support the so-called millions that Muqtada al - Sadr called against the American presence in Iraq.

    He added, activists, that this is called dollar support to abort the revolution of the Iraqi people through militia supporters, exploiting the poor of the Iraqi people and giving them money to stand with Sadr.

    They emphasized that this is what the ruling authorities in Iraq are seeking from the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, and the resigned Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, who seeks to remain in his position and Speaker of Parliament Muhammad Al-Halbousi.

    Likewise, the corrupt political class and its pro-Iranian men and militias loyal to Khamenei in Iraq, the popular crowd, the gangs of the people of truth, Badr, the Iraqi Hizballah Brigades, the Nujaba Movement, and others ...

    Activists affirmed that the same government headed by Adel Abdul-Mahdi wants to eliminate the Iraqi revolution and help Muqtada al - Sadr and mobilize an alleged millionaire Next Friday is the same government that killed the Iraqi people.

    Activists pointed out that this plan began with the launch of the demonstrations of the Iraqi people in October of last year, by firing live bullets and tear gas canisters at the demonstrators, which resulted in the death of more than 700 Iraqi martyrs and injured more than 20 thousand others.

    The activists said, that in Iraq only, demonstrations that the government acted in hard currency to provide the demonstrators with deadly bombs, bullets and sticks, and demonstrations that the state acted in the local currency to provide the demonstrators as well, Kaz, gasoline and food .. This is the Iraqi democracy !.

    A statement issued by the popular movement also affirmed its categorical rejection of being behind the chest, and a statement of the popular movement said that the call that emanates from Iranian soil is politicized and does not flow into the Iraqi issue.


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    01/19/2020 16:47
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    Iraqi politician: Iraq is heading towards the unknown

    Baghdad / Obelisk: A member of the Iraqi parliament and former candidate for prime minister, Muhammad Shia'a Al-Sudani, confirmed on Sunday, January 19, 2020, that "Iraq is in the stage of entering the unknown, where there is complete chaos, the absence of the state and its institutions, and weak or lack of law enforcement."

    The Sudanese added, in a press statement, that "the state of political blockage is still a feature of the general scene where the political blocs are unable to produce a consensus that leads to the formation of a new government," noting that "the reason for this is due to the parties' adherence to their own convictions, and the primacy of their interests over the interest of the country."

    Al-Sudani promised that "the external factor, especially after the recent developments, remains present in choosing the new prime minister."

    And on his vision of how to get out of the current crisis, Al-Sudani says: "In my estimation, that the exit from this crisis falls primarily on the shoulders of political blocs, by sitting at the table of dialogue and coming out with a consensus to form a government that determines the task of law enforcement, extending security, and creating the atmosphere for early elections." .

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    The central bank will not be blackmailed

    The economic and banking advisor, Samir Al-Nassery



    Samir Al-Nassery *

    From time to time some social media outlets and some yellow channels owned by people whose orientations and purposes are poorly intended to offend national economic institutions that have clear success experiences and work with competent Iraqi national cadres come out to us.

    And that these channels are driven by special interests inside and outside Iraq, and they are reported and paid for, and they are always hunting with murky water and targeting our national economy and its institutions that have made clear achievements during the economic and security shocks that Iraq passed after mid-2014 and contributed to achieving economic resilience and supported our national economy. Trumpets and their press and media reports targeting the central bank on recurring and consuming topics and that the aim of ruminating them from time to time is personal projection, public extortion, and coverage of the accomplishments achieved during the past five years.

    So why target? The reason, as I see it, is that the central bank insists on the need for all relevant parties to carry out its daily work internally and externally to adhere to the instructions, controls and regulations that maintain economic stability in the country, which will lead to fighting corruption and the smuggling of the dollar abroad and maintain the strength of the Iraqi dinar and the stability of the exchange rate and building the national economy properly.

    Although I respect the other opinion that is issued by non-specialists or from economists and monetary policy in particular, but I may disagree with the opinion that attempts to dwarf, minimize and personalize the achievements made by the central bank in facing the economic and financial crisis during the past years, which is the most difficult stage Iraq has gone through.

    Therefore, I invite these people to consider, even once, to preserve the reputation of the Iraqi economy and its distinguished institutions, because it is not logical to allow a well-known Arab media channel against the economic steadfastness and monetary stability in Iraq that has not been achieved in countries that have gone through circumstances similar to what Iraq is going through.

    Assigning accusations to the central bank and damaging Iraq’s economic reputation internationally without clear evidence or facts and without anyone being held accountable.

    These parties are known before others through the evidence and achievements that the Central Bank of Iraq has proven to be the first economic institution through its important achievements in supporting the national economy and achieving economic resilience and seeking to achieve economic stability in accordance with its strategy drawn up to the year 2020.

     The important thing that has been achieved is the stability of the exchange rate and the reduction of the gap between the official price of the US dollar and the parallel price, which is a basic goal of monetary policy and the application of policies to restore confidence in international banking transactions of Iraqi banks with Arab and foreign banks and strive to build a solid and solid banking sector.

    In conclusion, I invite these people, leave the successful economic institutions to work with high effort and double efforts for Iraq, and they are interested in addressing your economic and banking problems in your countries because the Central Bank of Iraq and the Iraqi banking sector will never undergo blackmail.

    * Financial and banking consultant

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    The Association of Private Banks concludes the "Capital Adequacy" course



    The Economy News - Baghdad

    The Iraqi Private Banking Association concluded the session "Capital Adequacy according to the requirements of Basel III".

    The session was held in cooperation between the Association of Iraqi Private Banks and the Central Bank - the Center for Banking Studies and the Banking Control Department.

    The course, which spanned over 7 days, targeted the directors of financial departments and their assistants, and the managers of the risk department and their assistants.

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    Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:55 AM
    Partial opening of the green zone in the center of the capital, Baghdad



    Baghdad / NNC- Today, Sunday morning, the Green Zone was opened in the center of the capital, Baghdad, after being closed for more than 3 months.
    The suspension bridge was also opened towards the Al-Alawi area and from Amman intersection towards Al-Qadisiya road to Baghdad airport road, back and forth from six in the morning until ten in the morning and from two in the evening until five in the evening.
    Note that the open entrances are the Al-Qadisiyah fast entrance, and the Allawi entrance, while the olive street is still closed.
    The government has closed the area after the popular demonstrations in the nearby liberation square and its attempted storming of it since the first of last October.
    The Green Zone includes the most prominent government headquarters, including Parliament, the Council of Ministers, missions and diplomatic embassies.

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    01/20/2020 15:57
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    An Iraqi negotiator who participated in concluding the agreement with America: its effect has expired and it does not exist .. I am surprised at the demand to cancel it.

    Baghdad / Obelisk: Dr. Fadel Muhammad Jawad wrote to the citizen journalist on the obelisk.

    As someone who negotiated the American side to conclude the agreement with him, I would like to clarify the following:

    1 - In 2008, Iraq did not sign a security agreement with the United States of America, but rather (the agreement to withdraw the United States forces from Iraq and regulate its temporary presence in it), and that this agreement has expired by the departure of the last American soldier in Iraq on 12/31/2011, and it has become Iraq celebrates the day of sovereignty from its history, and therefore was surprised at the demand of some politicians, parliamentarians and media to cancel the (security agreement) that does not exist.

    2 - Iraq has signed at the same time the strategic framework agreement for cooperation between Iraq and the United States of America, and it is not considered an agreement in the legal sense as it does not include any obligations on both parties but rather only general goals and directions for cooperation in specific fields, and it is subject to termination upon the request of any of the The two parties, and there are no provisions in this agreement that allow the United States of America to send forces to Iraq or use its lands or airspace, and the government of Iraq can submit a draft law to the House of Representatives to terminate this agreement and the termination will take effect one year after informing the United States government of the decision.

    3- That the presence of any American forces in Iraq came later on the basis of requests from the Government of Iraq to the United States of America to help combat ISIS and in coordination with the Government of Iraq, and that America is not permitted under these messages to enter soldiers into Iraq or military equipment or use its territory Or its atmosphere, or any movement or actions, except with the prior approval of the Government of Iraq.

    4- The demands to cancel the security agreement or issue a law to remove the American forces from Iraq have no basis for the law, because originally there is no security agreement as we mentioned earlier, and no law was issued by the House of Representatives to allow American forces to be present on Iraqi soil until a law was issued to remove the forces The United States is from Iraq, and all that is present are Iraqi government arrangements, and it is up to her to request and at any time she wants to end the presence of any American or other forces that have previously requested or permitted their entry into Iraq.

    5- Now the House of Representatives has passed a resolution in support of the government of Iraq requesting the end of the presence and functions of foreign forces from Iraq, which is already within its competence.

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  11. Parliamentary Bloc: A scheduled meeting of the President of the Republic with Shiite blocs to choose a successor to Abdul-Mahdi


    Parliamentary Bloc: A scheduled meeting of the President of the Republic with Shiite blocs to choose a successor to Abdul-Mahdi

     Increase  01/19/2020 - 15:53 Posted in Iraq 


    The head of a parliamentary bloc in the Iraqi parliament announced a meeting of the President of the Republic with the Shiite blocs this week, with the aim of choosing a successor to the resigned Iraqi Prime Minister, Ali Abdul-Mahdi.

    The head of the Kurdistan Islamic Union bloc in the Iraqi Council of Representatives, Jamal Kujer, told (Basnews), "The Iraqi forces cannot force the demonstrations and protests taking place in Baghdad and some Iraqi cities by force, because of the international community that is closely monitoring the situation."

    And Cougar, that "the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, is scheduled to meet with the Shiite blocs this week, to resolve and choose an alternative for the resigned Iraqi Prime Minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi," noting that "the situation in Iraq will not calm down until after the end of the current demonstrations, or by decisively choosing and naming a prime minister" ".

    It is noteworthy that the deadline set by the protesters of Iraq to implement their demands began to shrink after several coordination groups of the popular movement had set tomorrow, January 20, a date for the expiry of the deadline given to politicians in the country and officials to implement the demands of the demonstrators, led by Forming a government away from al-Muhasasa, and investigating the killing of demonstrators, especially in the southern governorates, including Dhi Qar.

    Activists and observers of the demonstrations express their concern about the government reaction, especially that the political moves to solve the current crisis seem unsatisfactory to the protesters, while they expressed their concern about the possibility of suppressing the demonstrators and resorting to violence, as happened in the past months.

    Iraq has witnessed since the first of last October, massive demonstrations were launched in order to implement the demands of living and the fight against corruption and unemployment, but it soon turned into political demands, adhering to the departure of the political class that the protesters accuse of corruption and subordination.

    The demonstrations left more than 600 dead and 25 thousand injured.

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  12. Integrity: the central bank has not taken action against companies that violate laws and regulations

    10:03 - 19/01/2020

    The information / Baghdad ..

    The Prevention Department at the Integrity Commission disclosed, on Sunday, its report regarding the resettlement of the salaries of state employees and contracting with electronic payment companies, calling on the central bank not to grant a license to these companies except after verifying the availability of all requirements, especially with regard to the management of anti-money laundering and terrorist financing operations.

    And the department recommended, in a report, which it had seen / the information on, about the visits made by its team to the Central Bank and the Rafidain and Al-Rasheed banks, “The central bank suspended the license and canceled it against the companies that prove its default based on its powers stipulated in the electronic payment services system No. ( 3 for the year 2014), after which the authority specialized in the subject of electronic payment.

    The report, a copy of which was sent to the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers and the Parliamentary and Integrity Committees and the offices of the Minister of Finance and the Governor of the Central Bank, “The central bank obliges banks to provide customers with IBAN numbers as the localization account is an ongoing account to complete withdrawals and deposits and to remain on the same account After referring the employee to retirement, ”he explained,“ it is the responsibility of the Banking Control Department at the Central Bank to provide the Money Laundering Bureau with suspicion reports regarding money laundering and terrorist financing, so that the office in turn takes the necessary measures. ”

    And the report monitored, “The Ministry of Education and the Interior did not implement the content of Cabinet Resolution No. (281 of 2018) which included the employee’s right to choose a bank accredited to the Central Bank in the process of localizing salaries after circulating offers of not less than (10) banks operating in the Emiratization system,” He called on the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers to "emphasize the ministries of the need to adhere to this."

    The report indicated, “Failure of banks linked to the National Divider to Central Bank instructions to increase the number of ATMs and to provide at least one ATM per (1000) cards issued by the bank, in addition to the central bank not taking the necessary measures against a smart card company For violating work in accordance with the laws and regulations in force throughout its years of operation, bearing in mind that the company deals with more than five million citizens, in addition to another company opening accounts without the inclusion of mathematical restrictions that support what is included in the financial position; because there are no stores for the company despite the existence of a tab on Assets for the purpose of investment P ".anthy / 25

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  13. Parliamentary Integrity calls on the government to prevent the travel of all interrogated ministers

    12:50 - 01/19/2020

    The information / Baghdad ..

    On Sunday, the Parliamentary Integrity Committee called on the government to prevent all ministers referred to interrogation from traveling by Parliament, stating that the committee formed in the investigation of the Ministry of Electricity's files had reached important leads.

    Committee member Alia Nassif said in a statement to "Information" that "the Prime Minister is required to issue a decision prohibiting the travel of any minister around whom suspicions of corruption are raised, or his interrogation has been accepted by Parliament pending confirmation of the allegations."

    Nassif added, “The Parliamentary Committee on the Ministry of Electricity has reached important leads and will present it to the judiciary, while there is information regarding the submission by Minister of Electricity Louay al-Khatib of contracts in favor of deputies to keep silent on corruption files.”

    She explained that "the dismissal of the government and its transformation into the conduct of business prevented the completion of the interrogation, while all the files will be transferred to the judiciary to take the necessary action."

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  14. Deputy for Saeroun: The prime minister's crisis must be resolved today or tomorrow

    13:12 - 01/19/2020

    The information / Baghdad ..

    Deputy Governor of the Alliance of Naji Idris Idris confirmed, on Sunday, that the meeting of the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, with the political blocs was not attended by a representative of the other, noting that the general situation is passing through the most dangerous stage and the crisis must be resolved today or tomorrow.

    Idris said in a statement to "The Information", "The Alliance of Saireon announced a long time ago that he will not participate in any meeting regarding the selection of a new prime minister, but we will not oppose any choice, provided that it is independent and acceptable from the street and good reference and according to its specifications."

    He added that "yesterday's meeting at the President’s house of the political blocs did not attend any representative of the other people," noting that "the information I personally obtained about yesterday's meeting is the failure to reach agreement on a specific personality."

    Idris warned the political blocs of "entering into a major impasse because the general situation is going through the most dangerous stage of popular congestion, and the government crisis today or tomorrow must be resolved in the most extreme cases." Ended in / 25 pm

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  15. Baghdad Post Sunday, January 19, 2020 02:41 PM


    Constitutional Amendment Committee: Parliament agrees to reduce the number of members of Parliament



    The Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Amendments affirmed that its members agreed on some proposals related to reducing the number of members of the House of Representatives for the new legislative session, and how to form the next government.

     Deputy Chairman of the Committee Yusef Mohamed said, in a press statement: "We have a number of contentious issues that are still under discussion, leading to consensual amendments by all parties, according to the time limit set to end the work of the parliament within four months."

    He added, "The Special Parliamentary Committee discussed a number of proposals regarding the constitutional amendments, and reached agreement on some of them, including reducing the number of members of the House of Representatives and how to form a government." Naming the Federal Court, to the Federal Supreme Constitutional Court.

    He explained that "the subject of representation of Islamic jurisprudence experts and jurists within the members of the Federal Court is still under discussion within the committee."
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  16. Baghdad Post Sunday, January 19, 2020 04:24 PM


    The truth about Rouhani's resignation ... the bone-breaking war ignites between the president and the Revolutionary Guards


    Revolutionary Guards


    The past few days have witnessed an escalation of tension between the components of the Iranian authority, amounting to a bone fracture. Many events have brought the old and high tensions between the government of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards out into the open.

    For the past days in Iran, it was full of events that indicate the failure of the authority and the contradictions of its components. From the Kerman stampede and the killing of 59 people in the funeral of Major General Qasim Soleimani on January 7, to the tragedy of the Ukrainian plane the next day and the killing of 176 people, then 20 people were killed in a bus accident in Tehran on the ninth of it, until the floods in the southeast The country and the delay in relief operations, and revealed the fact that the plane was shot down with a missile from the Revolutionary Guards ... all of this raised the level of tension and political and social tension in the Iranian interior.

    Repression of the regime and its restrictions,
    but the most prominent event remains the shooting down of the Ukrainian plane, which reminded the Iranians of the tragedy of their emigration, after they metaphorically lost large numbers of their children who left to the world of alienation, to escape the regime’s repression and restrictions, they found that they were losing it physically by targeting them with Iranian missiles, 146 of the plane's passengers were Iranian Some of them are dual national.

    The plane issue soon turned from a humanitarian issue to "Othman's shirt", which the Rouhani government sometimes waved, and the Revolutionary Guards again.

    The government of resignations
    On the eve of the Iranian armed forces issuing their statement in which they acknowledged responsibility for the downing of the Ukrainian plane, the Iranian political kitchen was boiling over its cooking contradictions.

    There is no accurate news of what happened on Friday, the tenth of January, in the corridors of the regime, but what came out to the media confirms the severity of the dispute between the Rouhani government on the one hand and the "government" of the Revolutionary Guard on the other hand, with talk about the intervention of the Iranian leader, Ali Khamenei Between them to resolve a dispute it is said that Rouhani submitted his resignation.

    The news of Rouhani ’s resignation, which was denied a day after its popularity, reminds us of the resignation of his government’s foreign minister, Muhammad Jawad Zarif, after his marginalization from the Revolutionary Guards, and his failure to inform him of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s visit to Iran in February 2019, before retracting it after statements and clarifications from the leaders of the Revolutionary Guards. And on top of them is Qasim Soleimani.

    The rumor of Rouhani 's resignation lasted hours before it ended with the issuance of a statement commenting on the statement of the armed forces and their approval to shoot down the plane.

    Assad appointed the American
    officials in Rouhani's government, stressing that the government did not know the real cause of the crash, meaning that it was shot down by a "mistake" missile, which means that they were not familiar with the details of the decision to strike the American base of Assad in Iraq, the decision taken and implemented by the Revolutionary Guards, far away. From the eyes of the Ministry of Defense, which the Iranian street did not discover until after the crash, and the lack of coordination between the governmental aviation organization and the guards was exposed.

    The Guards: Traitors are dealing with America
    and the Revolutionary Guards ’first recognition was to shoot down the Ukrainian plane by the commander of the Air Force-Space Force, Brigadier Amir Ali Haji Zadeh, who admitted that the responsibility rests entirely with the guards without the involvement of any other party in the government.

    But the next day, the head of the Guards Hussein Salami, in front of the Shura Council, went out to raise the responsibility not to suspend flights from the Guards and blamed unidentified parties for their failure. Meanwhile, the guards began spreading rumors of a conspiracy behind the crash, and of traitors in the Rouhani government dealing with America.

    Rouhani, in turn, said on January 15 that it was not possible to believe that the plane had been accidentally close to the airport, in a clear indication of the deliberate bombardment of the civilian plane by the Revolutionary Guards, which means that new charges are brought against him.

    Old, renewed disputes It
    seemed clear that the Ukrainian plane incident, regardless of the circumstances of its occurrence, would deepen the differences between the government and the Revolutionary Guards, in a way in which each side exploits the blood of innocent citizens on its own account.

    Last week saw tensions escalate among the components of the Iranian authority. Many events brought the old and high tension between the government of Hassan Rouhani and the Revolutionary Guards into public
    view. The issue of the Ukrainian plane soon turned from a humanitarian issue to a "Othman shirt" that the Hassan Rouhani government sometimes hinted at, and the Revolutionary Guards again indicated the
    differences between the two parties that are not absent from each internal issue Or foreign in Iranian politics, as happened previously in a similar scene when the Revolutionary Guard and Rouhani differed over the identity of who issued the missile attack on Deir Al-Zour in retaliation for the Iranian fighter Mohsen Hajji in June 2017. Then, Rouhani statedThat the strike was by a decision of the Supreme National Security Council, that is, with his knowledge of being one of its members in his capacity as President of the Republic, but the guards did not hesitate to deny it and confirm that the missile attack was by a decision of the armed forces and its general leadership, that is, the Iranian guide, without spiritual intervention.

    The differences between the Rouhani government and the guards are not limited to a military or political file, but also to environmental and service files, as their dispute over the roadside bombing to change the path of torrents in April 2019, which ended with a confrontation between the two parties before the media, and was embodied in TV productions, the most famous of which was the Kandu series.

    This rooted dispute between the two sides is a continuation of the dispute between the hardline and reformist currents, which appeared to the public with the arrival of the reformist President Mohammad Khatami to the presidency in 1997, and gave citizens freedom and reforms that the militants, including the Revolutionary Guards, did not like, so they sent Khatami a threatening message, after the events of university housing In 1999, it was a student uprising against the background of the closure of a reformist newspaper that ended with Basij forces attacking the uprisings, and the message was like a warning of a military coup signed by the leaders of the Guards, headed by Muhammad Ali Jaafari, Qasim Soleimani, Muhammad Baqer Qalibaf and others.

    Muhammad Khatami
    During the time of Khatami, the Revolutionary Guards began strengthening their institutions and building a state within the state and directly involved in the suppression of the Green Revolution in 2009. With Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's arrival to the presidency and eight years remaining in it, the guards were able to obtain higher budgets that enabled him to expand throughout Iran and beyond.

    The Iranian-American negotiations, Khamenei's change of his previous policies and the launch of the "heroic softness" policy in which he gave the green light to the negotiations, constituted an important stage in the growing differences between the hardline guard and the moderate government.

    The change in Khamenei's policy angered the guards because it came in favor of the reformists wishing to open up to the West, so he did everything in his power to thwart Rouhani, and took advantage of US President Donald Trump's coup on the nuclear agreement to raise the value of his shares, given that his theory of the lack of trust in the "devil" The Elder "proved correct.

    And differences remain in the approach, policy and interests between the government and the Revolutionary Guards and the matter is similar to the stock exchange, when the shares of one party rise and the shares of the other fall, then the opposite happens, in a cycle that fluctuates with the fluctuation of Iran's relationship with internal and external forces.


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    01/19/2020 10:17
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    Parliament: The caretaker government does not have the authority to approve the budget

    Baghdad / Obelisk: A legal formula was revealed, on Sunday, January 19, 2020, the current government authorizes the transmission of the current year 2020 budget at a time when the Parliamentary Finance Committee confirmed that the current caretaker government does not have the authority to do so, and that the state will operate according to a 1/12 mechanism in the current budget Until a fully-fledged government is formed.

    The decision of the Finance Committee, Ahmed Al-Saffar, confirmed in a press statement, that "the draft budget is still in the hands of the government, and it has not been sent to the House of Representatives, because the government does not have the authority to send it." And the Budget Authority of the Ministry of Finance, in which it notifies that the Council is going to the legislative holiday. "

    He explained, "All parliamentary movements regarding the passage of the budget are illegal," noting that "the Financial Management Law indicates that the laws must be sent from an authentic government and not the government of everyday matters that do not have the authority to send laws."

    He added, “According to the Financial Management Law, the state will work with a budget 1/12 of the budget law for the previous year 2019, and it means that work will be carried out according to everything that was spent in 2019 month after month, and the operating spending includes only salaries, wages and daily obligations, except for the budget Investment. "

    Al-Saffar pointed out that "working with this form of the Financial Management Law will stop the work of projects. Therefore, the House of Representatives made an amendment to a legal article in the Financial Management Law to allow the transfer, launch and continuation of the amounts allocated to projects in the 2019 budget, and the aim of which is to continue projects and not to freeze public funds, and to Unemployment and poverty do not increase, so the House of Representatives voted to amend the aforementioned article and allow the continuation of the projects allocated in the 2019 budget only. "

    The decision of the Finance Committee suggested that "through the communication of the committee with the budget committee in the Ministry of Finance, we have seen a draft budget in 2020 that included a deficit of 48 trillion dinars, while the deficit in the 2019 budget had reached 27 trillion dinars."

    He pointed out that "the size of the deficit in the budget of 2020 is exaggerated, and the reasons for it were the package of reforms launched by the government to respond to the demands of the demonstrators and return the separated and open new job grades, in addition to the strengthening of the budget, the strengthening of the budget."

    They pointed out that "the size of the salaries that were paid in the budget of 2019 reached 38 trillion, while in the budget in 2020, it reached 52 trillion dinars, with a difference of only 14 trillion in salaries," indicating that this is not from the "This is the reason" The Council of Ministers goes to the House of Representatives, because the government does not want to bear the huge budget deficit, and therefore it hesitated to send it.

    Al-Saffar explained, "The Iraqi-Chinese agreement was sent despite our entry in 2020 and it does not reach the level of the agreement, which must be with the approval of the Council of Representatives, for that agreement is closer to a memorandum of understanding that is supposed to be included in the 2020 budget, but if it is a memorandum of understanding or agreement Within the 2019 budget, it does not need the approval of the House of Representatives, but if it entered the 2020 budget, then it certainly needs the approval of Parliament by approving the draft budget and making it a binding law. "


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  18. 19-01-2020 02:42 PM

    Urgent: Our correspondent: Representatives attending a "few" session today and news of a legislative holiday without announcing it



    Baghdad - news

    Al-Akhbariya's correspondent within the parliament confirmed that the number of parliamentary attendance at today's meeting is very few and did not exceed 70, "noting that there is news that the legislative holiday has started without being announced."

    Our correspondent said, "The number of members of the House of Representatives did not exceed 70," stressing that "the few attendees came because of the presence of a number of members outside Baghdad."

    He pointed out that "there is news about the start of the legislative holiday without announcing it."

    It is noteworthy that the House of Representatives is scheduled to hold, today, Sunday, a session to discuss a number of laws and important issues.


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  19. 19-01-2020 03:24 PM

    Parliament turns its session into deliberation because the quorum is not complete



    Baghdad - news

    A parliamentary source said today, Sunday, that the parliament session will be converted to deliberation due to the lack of a quorum.

    The source said to "Al-Akhbaria": The Presidency of the Parliament turned the session into deliberative because there was no quorum in it.

    He added: The number of attendees is only 74, so the session was turned into a general discussion.


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    The central bank decides to stop working with electronic payment companies accused of money laundering

    Baghdad / Obelisk: The Prevention Department at the Integrity Commission revealed, on Sunday January 19, 2020, its report regarding the resettlement of the salaries of state employees and contracting with electronic payment companies, calling on the Central Bank not to grant a license to these companies until after verification of the availability of all requirements, especially with regard to Managing anti-money laundering and terrorist financing operations.

    The Integrity Commission said in a statement received to the obelisk, "The department, in its report on the visits made by its team to the central bank and the Rafidain and Al-Rasheed banks, recommended the central bank to stop the licensing work and cancel it against companies that prove their default based on its powers stipulated in the payment services system Electronic No. (3 of 2014), after which the competent authority in the subject of electronic payment.

    The report, a copy of which was sent to the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers and the Parliamentary and Integrity Committees and the offices of the Minister of Finance and the Governor of the Central Bank, according to the statement, “The central bank obliges banks to provide customers with IBAN numbers as the localization account is an ongoing account to complete withdrawals and deposits and to remain On the same account after referring the employee to retirement, "explaining that" it is the responsibility of the Banking Control Department at the Central Bank to provide the money laundering office with suspicious reports regarding money laundering and terrorist financing, so that the office in turn takes the necessary measures. "

    And the report monitored, “The Ministries of Education and Interior did not implement the content of Cabinet Resolution No. (281 of 2018) which included the employee’s right to choose a bank accredited to the Central Bank in the process of localizing salaries after circulating offers of not less than (10) banks operating in the Emiratization system, calling The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers to confirm the ministries need to adhere to this. "

    The report point "non - banks commitment associated with the National Palmksm instructions of central bank for increasing the number of ATM ( the ATM ) and the provision of ATM and one at least for each (1000) issued by the bank, as well as card not to take central bank actions necessary against one of the smart card companies; For violating work according to the laws and regulations in force throughout its years of operation, knowing that the company deals with more than five million citizens, in addition to another company opening accounts without listing accounting restrictions that support what is included in the financial situation, because there are no warehouses for the company despite the existence of a tab on the assets For the purpose of Alpi ".



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  21. On 1/13/2020 at 5:39 PM, Butifldrm said:

    With the participation of the Iraqi Council of Representatives .. The Arab Parliament will start its work in Cairo tomorrow, in preparation for a plenary session to discuss developments in Iraq and Libya next Wednesday.

    In the presence of the Iraqi Parliament’s delegation, the business and meetings of the Arab Parliament will start tomorrow, Monday 13/1/2020, in preparation for holding its second session of the fourth session of the session headed by Dr. Meshaal bin Fahm Al-Salami, Speaker of the Arab Parliament, with the participation of the Speaker of the Libyan Parliament, Aqila bin Saleh, next Wednesday in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, to discuss the latest developments in the Arab arena and take appropriate decisions regarding them.
    The specific committees will be held in the presence of its meetings at the headquarters of the League of Arab States Secretariat on Monday, where the Palestine Committee will hold a meeting chaired by the President of the Arab Parliament to discuss the latest developments in the Palestinian issue, while the rest of the committees concerned with human rights, economic issues and the topic of Arab water security will hold their meetings on the same day.
    The Arab Parliament session will be preceded by the meetings of the four permanent committees, next Tuesday at the headquarters of the League of Arab States in the presence of representatives of the Iraqi Parliament in the Arab Parliament, as the Foreign Affairs, Political and National Security Committee will discuss political and security developments in the Arab countries, especially in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and the draft water security document Al-Arabi, and the Economic and Financial Affairs Committee will discuss a report on the economic situation in the Arab world 2019, while the Legislative, Legal and Human Rights Affairs Committee will discuss a report on the follow-up of the human rights situation in the Arab world 2019 especially in the State of Palestine and what is related to Israeli violations against the Palestinian people, and an Arab guide law on the death penalty and guarantees of its application in the Arab countries while the Committee on Social, Educational and Cultural Affairs, Women and Youth will discuss a draft document on developing education in the Arab world, and a report on social conditions in the world
    It is scheduled that the plenary session will witness next Wednesday a discussion of developments in the new situations in the Republic of Iraq, especially those related to the ongoing demonstrations, where a decision will be issued on that.
    The session will be attended by Speaker of the Libyan Parliament, Counselor Aqeela Saleh, who will address the Arab Parliament on the latest developments in the Libyan affairs, as well as the Parliament’s decision on developments in the situation in Libya.
    A number of unified Arab laws, documents and important parliamentary visions will be issued from the Arab Parliament session after discussing them in the committees of the Arab Parliament and submitting them to the Plenary for Accreditation, most notably the Arab Water Security Document and the Document on the Development of Education in the Arab World and the Unified Arab Law for the Preservation and Protection of Arab Antiquities and the Transport Law in the Arab World as will be issued Parliament’s vision to activate the Arab Common Market and the vision for the Arab electrical connection.

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    The meeting of Arab information ministers agrees to two demands for Iraq

    10:21 - 18/01/2020

    The information / Baghdad ..

    The Executive Office of the Council of Arab Information Ministers, during its meeting in Dubai, agreed to Iraq’s request to host a workshop on the role of the media in promoting religious discourse, supporting Iraq’s efforts to claim water quotas from neighboring countries.

    The Executive Office meeting adopted the report and recommendations of the workshop on "The role of media in promoting inter-religious discourse and combating terrorism", which was held in November 2019 in Dubai, and mandated the General Secretariat to follow up on the implementation of its recommendations. Likewise, approval of Iraq’s request to host a workshop on the role of the media in promoting religious discourse, after the conditions in it have improved, and instruct the technical secretariat of the Council of Arab Information Ministers to coordinate the preparation of this workshop.

    It was also agreed, in the framework of the League’s decision at the ministerial level - the regular session, on supporting Iraq’s efforts to demand water quotas from neighboring countries, emphasizing the importance of Arab water security in the stability and security of the peoples of the countries of the region, and focusing on the fairness of Iraqi claims to save the Iraqi environment from Drought and desertification, and its negative effects on aquatic, flora and fauna.

    The recommendations adopted by the meeting focused on the importance of the role of the media in critical issues, the great responsibility of media professionals, at the present time, and the extent of positive impact and the need for discreet and objective media discourse based on credibility. Ended / 25

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  22. Baghdad Post Saturday, January 18, 2020 4:01 PM


    The financial advisor reveals the size of Iraq’s foreign and domestic debt


    The Prime Minister's advisor for financial affairs, Mazhar Muhammad Salih, revealed the size of Iraq's external and internal debt.

    He said in a press statement: "The external indebtedness of Iraq amounts to less than $ 30 billion, and that there is external indebtedness pending on the Paris Club agreement, which deducted about 80% of the debts before 1990, was not settled."

    He explained: "The external debt of Iraq for the pre-1990 phase of $ 128 billion, 80% of which was written off under the Paris Club agreement."

    He continued: "There are from 41 to 42 billion dollars belonging to the Gulf states and some other countries dating back to before the year 1990, debts outside the Paris Club agreement," noting that they are "outstanding debts that are solved by resorting to the Paris agreement as a standard agreement for all of Iraq's debts ."

    He pointed out: "The debt remaining from the Paris Club agreement is less than 9 billion," explaining that "there are new debts that were arranged as a result of the war on ISIS terrorist gangs estimated at about 13 billion dollars."

    He pointed out: "The remaining amount for countries inside and outside the Paris Agreement, and for international multilateral financial institutions not subject to the agreement, is estimated at 28 billion dollars, and that its payment will be in the form of payments from 2020 to 2028, each according to its merit."

    On the internal debt of Iraq, the financial advisor explained that it is estimated at about $ 42 billion for the Central Bank, Al-Rafidain, and "TPI", and Al-Rasheed.


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  23. News   /   Economy

    Iran central banks begins implementing OMO to regulate capital flow

    Thursday, 16 January 2020 3:39 PM  [ Last Update: Thursday, 16 January 2020 3:46 PM ]
    US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)

    Photo published by the office of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shows him speaking at a ceremony to mark the launch of open market operation (OMO) monetary policy by the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) at the CBI headquarters in northern Tehran.

    Iran has kicked off implementing open market operation (OMO) policies in its banking system as it seeks better control over the capital flow in the country.

    The Central Bank of Iran (CBI), also known as Bank Markazi, said on Thursday that it would start to use OMO policies as of Saturday January 18, 2018.

    The announcement was made as Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visited the CBI headquarters in northern Tehran to meet with senior banking officials of the country.

    “Today, the supervision of Bank Markazi on banks and the scrutiny have increased and the OMO which was unveiled today and will be implemented from Saturday is a very good move,” said Rouhani while marking the launch of the new monetary policy in Iran.

    The CBI had planned to start using OMO measures in late September. The delay comes amid the bank’s struggle to cope with financial difficulties caused by the American sanctions on Iran, including waves of fluctuations in the currency market.

    Iran to implement OMO policies in late September: Chief banker


    CBI governor Abdolnasser Hemmati said on Thursday that OMO policies would greatly improve the central bank’s ability to monitor overdrafts in the banks.

    He said the policy, a first to come in Bank Markazi’s 60-year history, should be viewed as a revolutionizing change in the way the country has managed capital flow, especially in interbank lending market.

    Despite repeated attempts by the CBI to reduce the interest rate paid to deposits in Iran, banks still prefer rates that are much higher than many other countries in the world.

    Experts believe open market operation would give the CBI more control over the interest rates while it would allow a better control over liquidity and inflation in the country.

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  24. CBI officially launches open market operation system

    January 17, 2020 - 14:23

    TEHRAN - The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) officially launched an open market operation (OMO) system on Thursday, as part of its monetary policy to curb inflation, control interest rates in the interbank market and manage liquidity, IRIB reported.

    According to CBI Governor Abdolnaser Hemmati, the main purpose of the open market operations is to control liquidity and inflation in the market.

    “Typically, central banks conduct open market operations or buy and sell securities to achieve their macroeconomic goals, namely inflation control and economic growth stability”, Hemmati wrote on his social media.

    The main task of this system is the purchase and sales of government bonds, particularly short-term securities such as treasury documents with banks and credit institutions, the official explained. 

    In general, OMO is a financial instrument through which central banks buy and sell securities in the open market to expand or reduce the money supply. 

    Earlier this month, CBI placed a notice on its website, saying that lenders can manage their need for liquidity or offer their surplus liquidity in the interbank market within the new CBI monetary framework.

    According to the notice, the “operating instruments” to inject liquidity into the interbank market include trading in government securities, repurchase agreements backed by foreign currency and government bonds, giving credit in return for collateral (gold, currency, and bonds) and lenders’ parking liquidity in deposits with the central bank.    

    CBI has asked lenders to allocate a portion of their assets to trade in bonds. “Given that in the new framework the CBI manages liquidity of banks and non-bank credit institutions based on the issued Islamic bonds, they need to allot a portion of their assets to [buying] bonds,” the CBI said. 

    The policy is also backed by the provisions of the budget bill for the next Iranian calendar year (March 2020-21).

    In Note 5 of the budget bill for the forthcoming fiscal year, the government has envisioned the launch of OMO for “implementing monetary policy, managing interest rates and controlling inflation”.

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  25. The Iranian Central Bank launches open market operations for the first time in its history

    11:38 - 18/01/2020

    The information / Baghdad ..

    On Saturday, Iran's Central Bank Governor Abdel Nasser Hamti announced the launch of open market operations in the context of implementing monetary policy, for the first time since its establishment.

    Hamti said in a statement reported by Fares and viewed by him / the information: “Open market operations are one of the most important tools of monetary policy for central banks in the world, as the Iranian Central Bank, since its foundation 60 years ago, is adopting this tool for the first time, after it was interfering in the money market Via traditional methods. ”

    He added, “The Iranian central bank traditionally manages the monetary basis and liquidity. As for the open market, it is operations in which the central bank sells and buys government treasury bonds through banks,” stressing that “the central bank will regulate the interest rate between banks from now on through buying and selling treasury bonds.” Government, to achieve the set inflation targets. ”

    He considered my concern, "The launch of open market operations in the monetary policy of the Central Bank of Iran is a revolution in this direction, as it will be launched from today, Saturday, January 18, 2020, and will constitute an important shift in the relationships of local banks with the central bank, and will seriously affect the overdraft of banks." And their debts, deposits, operations between banks or the like. Ended / 25

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