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  1. wciappetta

    Trump to Iraqi PM: How about that oil?

    That doesn't make it news...
  2. I have to wonder when they speak of Proxy's are they going to include a change of the CBI gov? After all he is also a proxy appointed by Maliki. I do not believe he was ever approved by the Parliament. He has been recently called a proxy with the dust up over his name being placed on a new series of banknotes. All this proxy talk has made me curious as to his fate.
  3. An overtone in his remarks is the idea about ending the auctions. I expect him to be replaced...
  4. The only item I see left for this stability is the actual forming of the new gov. All the other issues previously sighted by the CBI are complete.
  5. wciappetta

    Announcement of the largest bloc

    Iraq president tasks Adel Abdul Mahdi with forming new government: lawmakers Newly-elected President Barham Salih tasks veteran politician with forming new government, sources say Image Credit: AP In this Wednesday, March 28, 2018 picture, Barham Salih speaks to reporters in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi state TV says parliament has elected the veteran Kurdish politician as the country's new president, a step toward forming a new government. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim) Published: 00:03 October 3, 2018 Reuters Sulaimaniya, Iraq: Newly-elected Iraqi President Barham Salih has named veteran Shi’ite politician Adel Abdul Mahdi as prime minister-designate and tasked him with forming a new government, two lawmakers told Reuters on Tuesday. According to Iraq’s constitution, Abdul Mahdi now has 30 days to form a cabinet and present it to parliament for approval. Salih named Abdul Mahdi less than two hours after he himself was elected president.
  6. All that money can't seem to buy him a good tailor. Green overalls and red and white "Dish Rag" wow that's stylish....🤗
  7. wciappetta

    Announcement of the largest bloc

    Yeah reminds me of John Kasich when he nominated himself for president. Another flaming crash and burn.
  8. I believe it would be simultaneous, stopping the auctions without employing the forex immediately would cause a drain on cbi reserves, so I conclude they avoid that option and do it at the same time.
  9. It's a great argument for shutting down the auctions
  10. The House of Representatives completes the reading and discussion of the budget bill 2018 {expanded} February 13, 2018 Release date: 2018/2/13 18:00 • 74 times scheduled (Baghdad: al-Furat News) The House of Representatives ended its regular session of the 12th, which was resumed under the chairmanship of Salim al-Jubouri, Speaker of the House of Representatives on Tuesday to read and discuss the report of the draft federal budget law for the year 2018. At the beginning of the session Jubouri addressed to the media department of the House of Representatives received the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of it today on the proposal of the Finance Committee to hold a meeting of the heads of parliamentary blocs with the Finance Committee to discuss the vote on the federal budget for the year 2018, stressing the Council’s keenness to take observations blocks The parliamentary on the budget, announcing a contact with the President of the Republic for a meeting of the three presidencies to discuss the issue of voting on the budget. The Council completed reading the report and discussion of the draft Federal Budget Law of the Republic of Iraq for the fiscal year 2018 submitted by the Finance Committee. In his comments on the bill, MP Ammar Tohme presented the final accounts of the previous budgets, proposing to adopt the principle of voluntary saving by increasing the interest granted to reduce dependence on foreign loans. MP Hassan Khalati called for guaranteeing the rights of the oil-producing provinces, especially with a budget violation that did not explain the issue of allocation and distribution of 400 billion dinars, which was agreed to grant to the producing provinces, urging a recommendation to the government to encourage investment. He noted that the adoption of the budget sends a positive message to the international community, especially with the meeting held in Kuwait to support the reconstruction of Iraq, calling for an increase in financial allocations to the province of Karbala according to the proportion of population on the principle of {visitor – dollars}. The deputy Ahmad Hama Secretary on behalf of the Kurdish blocs that the proportion of compensation of the region’s employees in the draft budget law was reduced in a way to cover a large proportion of employees, and the term of the provinces of Kurdistan is contrary to the Constitution as it suggests the unwillingness of the federal government to deal with the provincial government, Dealing with the Audit Bureau with the branches of the Audit Bureau in the provinces of the province represents another violation, noting that the proposed rate of 12.67 for the Kurdistan region is inaccurate because of other figures. MP Salah al-Jubouri called for the absence of the need to cut the proportion of 3.8 employees and retirees, as well as the end of service equivalent must be added to the budget items discussed with the Prime Minister on the liberated areas, including the payment of nominal salaries of employees after auditing the security and legal and transfer Powers to governorates according to Law 21 of 2008, in addition to granting loans to citizens whose homes were demolished or damaged. And demanded MP High Nassif to address the Ministry of Planning to know the population ratios of the provinces of Kurdistan in order to ensure their share in the budget. He urged MP Hassan Tauran not to neglect the strategic projects in the provinces, especially the road to Baghdad, Kirkuk. For his part, MP Al-Zamili expressed surprise at ignoring the demands of the security services because they do not comply with security demands, suggesting that they should be added to the surplus of oil imports and adding functional grades to the interior, defense and counter-terrorism apparatus. Arshad al-Salhi pointed out that the amount of 46 million dollars of the Kirkuk province went to the Kurdistan Regional Government and MP Ahmed Jarba proposed increasing the financial allocations granted to the liberated cities, especially Nineveh province because it is the second largest province after the capital Baghdad. MP Mohammad Naji called for opening investment opportunities in the sectors of agriculture and industry and addressing unemployment because the budget is free of grades. In turn warned MP Hanan al-Fatawi from the imposition of 10 percent tax on sales being burdensome citizen, as well as the importance of not deprive the employee’s right to the premium and promotion. The MP Ibrahim Bahr al-Ulum that reducing the fiscal deficit through loans is a negative indicator of the budget law, pointing out the possibility of reducing the deficit by taking advantage of the difference in oil prices. He urged MP Fratt Tamimi to reconsider the scheduling of agricultural loans and stop the cumulative benefits for three years. And invited MP Awatif Nima to the distribution of imports of border ports to the provinces concerned in order to develop the reality of service and urban. The MP Hamid al-Khudari that the current budget as its previous non-scientific and undeveloped, demanding justice in the budget between the provinces and according to population ratios, calling for job creation and opening the door of investment. MP Abdel-Qahar al-Samarrai installed the owners of contracts and wages daily in the electricity and education and other service institutions in proportion to the population ratios in the provinces. MP Abdul Karim Abtan stressed the need to pay the end of service reward and higher rank to the Iraqi army personnel at retirement, calling for increasing the financial allocation for the reconstruction of cities that have been subjected to military operations in addition to areas belt Baghdad and Jorf al-Nasr. MP Ibtisam al-Hilali called for equalizing the salaries of the popular crowd with their counterparts in the interior and defense ministries, calling for increasing the allocations of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and covering the industry sector with loans granted to Iraq. The MP Niazi Myanmar Oglu to the importance of providing financial allocations for the disbursement of compensation to the affected people in the district of Tuz Khirramato based on the House of Representatives in 2015 and 2016. In its response to the interventions, the Committee on Ladies and Gentlemen invited the Representatives to submit comments to the Finance Committee for discussion and consideration. It was then decided to resume the session on Thursday
  11. The international and regional entities have already said, its a non-starter...the Kurds would collapse economically in a month, US, Turkey, Iran, UN etc everyone is against it and you can bet that if Iraq suddenly recognized Israel's right to exist, they too would sing the same tune. Kurds are land locked the border crossings are closed... Really this won't amount to much, more like a political ploy that is backfiring on Barzani.
  12. I feel the very fact that Hawija battle being finally underway suggests this issue is solved. You know these people all want to save face, look strong to their people and such so they carry one the banter and everyone walks away with something.

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