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  1. Debts will be paid to Iran .. A statement from Iraq shows the magnitude of the crisis: The line is completely cut! 2021/11/28 today - Baghdad Today, Sunday, the Ministry of Electricity issued a statement in which it indicated the extent of the energy crisis in Iraq, indicating that the Iranian line is completely cut off and Iraq will pay its debts to Tehran. The ministry's spokesman, Ahmed Moussa, said in an interview with (Baghdad Today), that "the Iranian gas supplied to Iraq, which contributes to operating its stations, is declining continuously." He added that "what amount of Iranian gas is eight and a half million cubic meters out of fifty million that is supposed to be sent to Iraq," noting that "the Iranian electricity line extending to Iraq is also completely cut off, and that what is available of energy to be prepared for citizens is from national production only." He stated that "the ministry has expressed its willingness to pay the debts to Iran, according to delegations sent previously, and that the matter is still in place to pay those funds owed by the ministry to the Iranian side." https://baghdadtoday.news/ar/news/174397/A
  2. This is potato head all the way. He has always tried in the past to manipulate the constitution. He's crying in his wheaties because all his Iranian buddies that were in parliament were able to stop Iraq from moving forward. He can whine to the judges all he wants.
  3. “There is an important and significant role for the Central Bank of Iraq, where a large set of laws, instructions and facilities have been initiated, which enabled a number of banks to provide possible facilities in order to achieve the desired goal.”
  4. Project financing and its impact on development Saturday 27 November 2021 Development projects are the main nerve for the development and sustainability of the economy wheel in any developed economic system in the world, and it is indispensable for achieving financial stability, and it depends on financing. The concept of finance is defined as the supply of funds in times of need, at any time and place, and this part is indispensable as it is an essential supplement supporting the advancement of the economy, along with the system of states to achieve economic balance by creating job opportunities for the private sector, which supports the balance sheet in liberation from The weight of the obligations that must be met, especially since the population of any country in the world is constantly increasing. Therefore, it has become important for the specialized agencies to be aware of this very important matter, as it is the planting of today and the harvest of tomorrow, in order to secure a promising future that is planned wisely. Notable, in terms of providing financing for small and medium-sized projects to the community, in order to create job opportunities for young people, as well as building an infrastructure for projects affecting the economy that attract skilled human energies and others, and reducing the migration situation witnessed by a group of countries in the world, as well as securing projects that are proud of in front of the countries of the world. . Such an important initiative contributes to limiting the expansion of the unemployment problem and moving the wheel of the economy forward. There is an important and significant role for the Central Bank of Iraq, where a large set of laws, instructions and facilities have been initiated, which enabled a number of banks to provide possible facilities in order to achieve the desired goal. Providing financing and building important and influential projects in the development of the private economy in order to support the public sector, achieve financial inclusion, and seek financial stability through concerted efforts that in turn enable the sectors to work freely and equally between the public and private sectors. Banks are among the most important financial institutions in providing various production and financing units by securing financial liquidity, to take various forms, such as short-term, recurring, and micro loans or financing the purchase of assets, including commercial mortgages. The interest in financing projects in developing countries has increased in order to reduce the state’s role in economic activities, to move towards the private sector, and to activate its important role as it should, as the focus is on important elements when the desired goal is achieved, which is the ability to repay the loan amount or Financing as it is called in Islamic banks, according to the terms and conditions agreed upon by the two parties, and the feasibility study of the project is one of the most important pillars upon which the legislator relies, as it serves as a road map to achieving the success we seek. https://alsabaah.iq/.../%D8%AA%D9%85%D9%88%D9%8A%D9%84...
  5. Tomorrow.. all election results are on the Iraqi judiciary table 2021-11-27 06:02 Shafaq News/ The Independent High Electoral Commission in Iraq revealed today, Saturday, that it has sent all the results of the stations after re-counting and sorting to the Iraqi judiciary tomorrow. A member of the Commission's media team, Imad Jamil, told Shafak News Agency, "The Commission will send, on Sunday, all results of stations, records, and appeals to the judicial authority." He added that "the judiciary will consider what was sent by the commission, and it needs an unspecified time according to its consideration of the results and records sent by the commission," noting that the latter "will announce the final results of the elections after the judicial body has finished considering all the results and appeals." And last Thursday, the Independent High Electoral Commission announced the end of all re-counting and manual counting, at the request of forces objecting to the preliminary results. Dozens of supporters of the losing parties in the general elections that took place on the tenth of last October, at the gates of the Green Zone in central Baghdad, to demand re-counting and manual counting, or the re-election, accusing the commission and international observers of stealing their votes. https://shafaq.com/ar/سیاسة/غدا-جميع-نتا-ج-الانتخابات-على-طاولة-القضا-العراقي?fbclid=IwAR3nEbzVa_EppgtzOnEoi_s3c7U09I182B2IqlR4V5X5v0hNlQk-SBmEhmc
  6. It's a power grab. They want a bunch of sheep, they can control.
  7. Oil prices are headed for $100 despite U.S. efforts to release reserves, analyst says PUBLISHED WED, NOV 24 2021 2:53 AM EST Saheli Roy Choudhury @SAHELIRC WATCH LIVE KEY POINTS Oil prices could climb higher despite U.S.-led efforts to rein them in by releasing millions of barrels kept as strategic reserves, Stephen Schork, editor of the Schork Report, told CNBC. Oil prices have jumped more than 50% this year, with demand outstripping supply as more countries emerge from national lockdowns and severe restrictions imposed since last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Eurasia Group analysts warned prior to Biden's announcement that a large-scale stock release by oil consumers before the next OPEC+ meeting may prompt a countermove by the group, resulting in a "disruptive standoff." Oil prices could climb higher despite the U.S. and other major consumers releasing millions of barrels of oil from their reserves to try to keep energy prices down, one analyst told CNBC. "It's not going to work simply because the strategic petroleum reserve — any country's strategic petroleum reserve is not there to try to manipulate price," Stephen Schork, editor of the Schork Report, said Wednesday on CNBC's "Squawk Box Asia." Strategic petroleum reserves exist only to offset short-term, unexpected supply disruptions, he explained. "There's a considerable amount of bets out there that we will see $100 a barrel oil," Schork said, adding it could happen as early as the first quarter of next year, especially if there is a cold winter in the Northern Hemisphere. Calming oil prices Oil prices have jumped more than 50% this year, with demand outstripping supply as more countries emerge from national lockdowns and severe restrictions imposed since last year due to the pandemic. Resumption of international travel as more nations re-open borders is also boosting jet fuel demand. Global benchmark Brent surpassed the psychologically key threshold of $80 per barrel in October and prices have held near that level. As of Wednesday afternoon in Asia, the international contract traded near $82.50. It is a clear sign of desperation that this is the only tool in the box and it is not going to work. Stephen Schork EDITOR OF THE SCHORK REPORT U.S. President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that the U.S. will release 50 million barrels from its reserves as part of a global effort by energy-consuming countries to calm the rapid rise in fuel prices. Of that total, 32 million barrels will be an exchange over the next few months, and 18 million barrels will be an acceleration of a previously authorized sale. Other countries that made the joint commitment include China, India, Japan, South Korea and the United Kingdom. So far, the U.K. has agreed to release about 1.5 million barrels while India committed to 5 million barrels. China, Japan and South Korea have yet to announce specific numbers. "We are talking 50 million barrels coming out of the United States, potentially another 50 from our partners. That's 100 million barrels of oil — that is one day's worth of a global demand for crude oil," Schork said. Vivek Dhar, a mining and energy commodities analyst at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, was more conservative in his estimates. He predicted in a Wednesday note that the number of barrels released by the six oil-consuming countries could amount to "just north of 70 million," as the release of oil stockpiles from the other countries may be "relatively tame." The world consumed 97.53 million barrels of oil per day this year, up from 92.42 million barrels a day in 2020, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. In 2022, that figure is set to rise to 100.88 million barrels a day. "It is a clear sign of desperation that this is the only tool in the box and it is not going to work. I do believe the market will call the U.S.'s bluff on this and we're likely to see higher prices rather than lower prices one month from now," Schork said. Under such conditions, countervailing moves by each side are likely to lead to increased volatility, producing seesawing oil prices and added uncertainty. Eurasia Group The U.S. should consider bringing American producers to the table and ask them to ramp up output to offset the supply imbalance, he added. Commonwealth Bank's Dhar said a rebound in oil prices on Tuesday indicated that "markets were underwhelmed with the co-ordinated release of strategic oil reserves." Showdown with OPEC+ The latest development came after OPEC and its oil-producing allies decided not to pump more oil despite crude prices climbing to multi-year highs and U.S. pressure to help cool the market. Under its current output plan, the group, known as OPEC+, will gradually increase oil production by 400,000 barrels per day each month. They are due to meet again next month. Oil well pump jacks operated by Chevron Corp. in San Ardo, California, U.S., on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images "There have, as of yet, been no signs that OPEC+ is reconsidering its plan," Eurasia Group analysts said in a note dated Nov. 22, prior to Biden's announcement overnight. A large-scale stock release by oil consumers before OPEC+ meets may prompt a countermove by the group, resulting in a "disruptive standoff," they said. "Under such conditions, countervailing moves by each side are likely to lead to increased volatility, producing seesawing oil prices and added uncertainty," the Eurasia Group analysts said. "This would neither alleviate consumer price pressure nor give producers the required stability to ensure steady and reliable supply to a global economy that is still grappling with the worst pandemic in a century," they added. Oil headed for $100 despite U.S. efforts to release reserves: Analyst (ampproject.org)
  8. Mainwish The Pentagon Blows It Up: US Forces Will Remain In Iraq After 12/31 WISH LAST UPDATE 11/24/2121 | 2:05 PM The Pentagon confirmed, on Wednesday, that the American forces will remain in Iraq after the end of combat operations on December 31, despite the warnings of the Iraqi resistance factions. "Newsweek" magazine quoted Jessica McNulty, a Pentagon spokeswoman and Commander in the US Navy, as saying that "the position of the United States has not changed, and that there is no fully organized exit." And she added, "The United States will fulfill the commitments it made during the strategic dialogue between the United States and Iraq in July 2021, including the absence of American forces with a combat role by the end of the year," noting that "American forces will remain in Iraq, at the invitation of the Government of Iraq." , to provide advice, assistance and exchange of intelligence information to support the Iraqi security forces in the campaign against ISIS,” according to her claim. And the report indicated that “Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin expressed similar feelings over the weekend during a meeting in the Bahraini capital, Manama, with Iraqi Defense Minister Juma’a Inad Saadoun al-Jubouri, where the Pentagon commander confirmed that “there will be no American forces with a combat role before the end of the year,” according to the report. Ministry of Defense. The report stated that, “With less than a month and a half remaining in the year, a group of Iraqi factions known as the Iraqi Resistance Coordination Committee published a letter expressing its disappointment at the lack of the American military withdrawal, as the letter expressed doubts about the original commitment, noting that after four Almost months, “The Coordination has not yet witnessed any manifestations of withdrawal, although only 42 days separate us from 12/31/2021.” finished ALMAALOMAH.ME البنتاغون يفجرها: القوات الامريكية ستبقى في العراق بعد 12/31 المعلومة/ ترجمة ...أكدت وزارة الدفاع الأميركية "البنتاغون"، الأربعاء، أن القوات
  9. For decades our Country’s very important Strategic Oil Reserves were low or virtually empty in that no President wanted to pay the price of filling them up. I filled them up three years ago, right to the top, when oil prices were very low. Those reserves are meant to be used for serious emergencies, like war, and nothing else. Now I understand that Joe Biden will be announcing an “attack” on the newly brimming Strategic Oil Reserves so that he could get the close to record-setting high oil prices artificially lowered. We were energy independent one year ago, now we are at the mercy of OPEC, gasoline is selling for $7 in parts of California, going up all over the Country, and they are taking oil from our Strategic Reserves. Is this any way to run a Country? President Donald J. Trump
  10. An Iraqi delegation visits Geneva to discuss joining the World Trade Organization November 22, 2021 07:44 PM Mubasher: The Iraqi Ministry of Trade revealed, today, Monday, an upcoming visit of its minister to Geneva to discuss Iraq’s accession to the World Trade Organization, while indicating that Iraq needs to pass laws and legislation to support its position internationally. The official spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce, Muhammad Hanoun, told the Iraqi News Agency "INA", that the Ministry of Trade is mobilizing its efforts towards Iraq's accession to the World Trade Organization, and its minister and at the head of a government delegation will go to Geneva next week to reach an agreement with European trade ministers and European countries regarding accession. . And he stressed, that Iraq is looking forward to ending the file of Iraq's accession to the World Trade Organization soon, pointing out that "the accession process is complex and contains great and many conditions." He pointed out that Iraq needs to pass laws and legislation on many issues, including the economy, customs, and other required details and controls. He explained that the Ministry of Commerce has prepared an integrated file and we hope to discuss it with the European side with a view to joining the organization. https://www.mubasher.info/.../%D9%88%D9%81%D8%AF-%D8%B9.../
  11. Kurdistan Investment: The region will be a trade link between the Gulf, Turkey and Europe 2021-11-20 10:11 Shafaq News/ The Turkish-Iraqi Business Forum for Investment and Contracting concluded in Istanbul, Turkey, with the participation of a delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government, as the Kurdistan Investment Authority confirmed that the region will be a commercial link between the Gulf, Turkey and Europe. The delegation of the Kurdistan Regional Government included Omid Sabah, head of the Cabinet of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Muhammad Shukri Muhammad Saeed, head of the Kurdistan Investment Authority, and a number of Kurdish businessmen and investors, and lasted for three days. In a statement to Shafaq News Agency, the head of the Kurdistan Investment Authority said, "Our participation came from the premise that Turkey is an important country for the Kurdistan Region and a major crossing for us towards European countries, in addition to this, we are also on Turkey's road towards the Arab Gulf, Asian countries and Europe." He added that "Kurdistan Region can play an important role in the process of commercial linkage in the future between all these countries." On the investment side, he explained, "Turkey is an important country for the Kurdistan Region, because the construction movement currently, especially vertical ones, is implemented by Turkish companies, and we hope that this movement will increase in the future and expand further." Despite the Corona pandemic, the volume of trade exchange between Iraq and Turkey has reached more than 21 billion dollars, and Turkey aspires to expand and increase the volume of trade exchange in the coming years. https://shafaq.com/.../%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%AA%D8%AB%D9%85%D8...
  12. After al-Sadr's initiative, Kata'ib Hezbollah dissolves the Popular Defense Brigades and closes its headquarters 11/19/2021 Baghdad today - Baghdad Today, Friday, the Iraq Hezbollah Brigades decided to dissolve one of its formations. The military spokesman for the Brigades, Abu Ali Al-Askari, said in a tweet received by (Baghdad Today) that "we were informed by the leadership of the Hezbollah Brigades to dissolve the formation of the Popular Defense Brigades, stop all its activities and close its headquarters." https://baghdadtoday.news/ar/news/171645/A Below is the text of the tweet:
  13. Gulf Cooperation: We are ready to work with Iraq 11:18 - 19/11/2021 Baghdad - Mawazine News Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein met on Friday with Nayef Al-Hajraf, Secretary-General of the Arab Gulf States, in the context of the work of the Regional Security Summit / Manama Dialogue 17. According to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the two sides discussed ways to enhance cooperation between the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Republic of Iraq. The minister stressed, "The government is interested in developing relations with the countries of the Cooperation Council at all levels," noting that "Iraq is a promising and safe investment environment." He called on investment companies to "work in Iraq in the field of infrastructure." He briefed the minister on the latest political situation and the results of the elections, which are expected to be finally announced in the coming days. To begin the official political movement around the formation of the new government. For his part, Al-Hajraf affirmed the "Cooperation Council's support for the security and stability of Iraq," stressing "the Gulf countries' keenness to advance Gulf-Iraqi relations in the service of common interests." Al-Hajraf indicated that he is "following up on the results of the elections," expressing his "support for the people's choices." And he valued the Iraqi government's position to allow the GCC Committee to attend the elections, and declared: "We are ready to work with Iraq and bilateral cooperation in various fields." He noted that "the Gulf-Iraqi investment conference to be held next year at the Expo in the UAE will be devoted to discussing mechanisms for activating the strategic partnership with Iraq," calling for "the importance of activating the outcomes of the Kuwait Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq." Ended https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=175607
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