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Looks like Iran has the Fake News thing down pretty good.  It’s getting to the point where news and media in general is just a propaganda tool to be used to herd the masses to believe and act a certain way.  


One of the reasons I learned how to be a technical stock trader was because so many corporations, business media, online articles, and stock broker types are all a bunch of crooks.  Anyone remember Enron.  Two sets of books. One for public consumption which was phony and the real set which was hidden.  


True story,  I had 1000 shares of Enron stock in 2000.  It was a Wall Street darling, going up quarter after quarter.  One night I was at a Houston Astros baseball game at Enron Field, now call Minute Maid Park, when I heard two people in the row in front of me talking about Enron and it’s coming troubles.  From what I could gather one of the fellows was an Employee of Enron. Long story short I sold all my shares the next day.  2 weeks later the news came out and Enron went bust.  

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Basra policy to sue Abbadi because of the referendum and appoint a judge to take over the task

Basra sues Abbadi because of the referendum and named a judge to take over the task
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The former member of the House of Representatives for the province of Basra, Mohammed al-Tai, on Wednesday, close to lodge a complaint on behalf of the people of Basra to the Federal Court against Prime Minister Haider Abadi to block the establishment of a referendum in the province of Basra.

"We will file a complaint with the Federal Court against the Prime Minister in addition to his post because of the continued obstruction of a referendum to establish the province of Basra and not allocate the necessary funds for that," Al-Taie told Ashqaf News.

"We submitted a request to the Electoral Commission and approved it and the Commission issued a decision to accept, and the second paragraph of the resolution to send a letter to the Council of Ministers to allocate the funds necessary to hold the referendum," adding that "the prime minister rejected it because of the war on the time."

"There is no longer an argument to delay the request to hold a referendum on the province of Basra after he defeated Daash, and the economic crisis was overcome."

Basra and the provinces of central and southern Iraq have been witnessing protests for more than two weeks demanding the improvement of living conditions and services and the elimination of unemployment and financial and administrative corruption rampant in the state departments and institutions.

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Official: Government lifts ban on social networking sites

Release Date: 2018/7/25 20:30  275 times scheduled
Official: Government lifts ban on social networking sites
{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The Iraqi government lifted the ban on social networking sites, which began after the start of protest demonstrations in the central and southern provinces of Iraq.
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23 minutes ago, ChuckFinley said:

Better leave town before they have a neck tie party. :twothumbs:


I was anticipating the neck tie “ Par-taaay “ to take place with some not very well liked politicians adorning a lamp post by now. . . disappointing huh. 


Anyone  can set up a half-assed road barricade with burning tires—takes talent to organize and “ execute “ the plan.  😎

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Iraq’s Shia-led government of Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi has reacted swiftly and forcefully to quell street demonstrations in the largely Shia-dominated southern provinces of the country that were protesting against state dysfunction and corruption and demanding jobs and public services.

The problem is not simply that the security forces have ruthlessly cracked down on angry protesters, but that the demonstrations have highlighted growing reservations by Iraq’s Shias towards their poor leadership more than 15 years after the majority Shias obtained power following the fall of the former Sunni-dominated regime in the US-led invasion in 2003.

The widening cracks within Shia ranks cast a long shadow over the political empowerment of Iraq’s Shias, or what has long been touted as a Shia revival, and they reinforce speculation about the limitations of the community’s rise in state and nation-building in Iraq.

Moreover, the outcome of the standoff will determine the future of Shia rule in Iraq and will also have a huge impact on the sectarian power balance across the Middle East that has been inflicted by a deepening Shia-Sunni divide.

The protests in Iraq started on 8 July against politicians blamed for failing to deliver basic services and jobs to the oil-rich province of Basra and other largely Shia-populated southern cities that have been crumbling under years of corruption, mismanagement and neglect.

Several protesters were killed and hundreds of others were wounded in nearly three weeks of demonstrations as the government sent in US-trained anti-riot troops to quash the rioting which it blamed on “infiltrators.”

Shia militia leaders also accused the protesters of serving foreign agendas and trying to undermine the war against the Islamic State (IS) terror group.
Soon the public protests moved to the capital Baghdad as the demonstrators escalated their demands to include the ousting of the ruling political parties and broadening their resistance to the Shia-led government.

The moves come as Iraq’s embattled political class grapples with one of Iraq’s worst crises since 2003 over the controversial results of the 12 May elections, now being contested by several groups.

The elections saw a low turnout, especially in the Shia-populated provinces which signalled their increasing disillusionment with the Shia political elites that have been monopolising power since 2003.

The revolt in Iraq’s southern cities has also underscored how the political shift in Iraq in favour of its Shia majority has failed to advance the Shias’ historic quest for justice primarily because of internal mismanagement and not necessarily because of resistance by “others.”

Historically speaking, Shia Muslims have been denied access to political power for centuries. In Iraq, the Shias’ narrative says that the community has been treated as being made up of second-class citizens since the modern Iraqi state came into being after the First World War.

Iraq’s Shia wheel of fortune, however, turned with the US-led invasion and the collapse of the Sunni-dominated regime of former dictator Saddam Hussein when the Shias seized the opportunity to take power in the country.

The Shia takeover in post-2003 Iraq also triggered a broader Shia rise in the Middle East that upset the regional sectarian balance and sparked Sunni rejection.
In the wake of the US-led invasion, however, important questions arose: would the newly empowered Shia leadership keep Iraq united and maintain its national identity and would it succeed in rebuilding Iraq as a modern state?

Would the new Shia rulers seize the opportunity to establish an egalitarian society rather than try to redress past injustices to the Shias alone?

The future of Iraq seemed to hinge on the answers to these questions. Yet, as more than a decade of Shia experience in government has showed, the Shia elites that drew on their community’s majority in power were ill-prepared for the job, let alone the gigantic task of state-building in Iraq.

Huge sums of money coming from oil resources and international aid continued to be squandered or siphoned off by corrupt politicians, and the Iraqi people stood to lose everything as a result of corruption and dysfunctions.

However, the ineffective Shia political class continued to grab as much authority as it could, circumventing the constitution and the principles of power-sharing and consensus democracy and marginalising the country’s Sunnis, Kurds, and even many in the Shia community.

The ethnic and sect-based quota system that was initiated after 2003 created a social environment favourable to political sectarianism, and this deepened communal divisions and triggered continued conflicts.

From their ghetto in the formidable government Green Zone in Baghdad, the Shia political elites used state resources and every instrument at their disposal, in particular the country’s huge oil money and massive security forces, to monopolise power and exclude the rest of Iraq’s communities and individuals.

Power-grabbing and exclusion went hand-in-hand with wanton corruption and flagrant inefficiency to produce the worst governments Iraq has had since its foundation in 1921.

Despite billions of dollars pouring into the state coffers annually, Iraqis have been sinking into poverty, deprivation and unemployment. Public healthcare and other services have drastically declined owing to shortages of funding and corruption.

Electricity and drinking water supplies have been painfully scarce even in the capital Baghdad, while they are more severely lacking in the provinces and even in the Shia heartlands.

More importantly, the Iraqi Shia ruling elites have failed in their strategic management of post-Saddam Iraq. Since they came to power, they have showed that they have no strategic plans for state-building and have been improvising as they go along.

The manner in which the ruling Shia oligarchy has been handling the present revolt is raising serious doubts even among Shias as to whether it is perhaps aiming to rock the foundations of the first government the Iraqi Shias have managed to establish in their history.

The way Al-Abadi’s government has dealt with the movements in the southern provinces and the suppression of the protesters shows how the dysfunctional Shia-led regime has been incapable of morphing into a state that can represent the Shias and respect their voices and protect their rights.

After the Shia ruling groups, Iraq’s mostly Islamic-oriented parties have imposed their own religiously and politically conservative agendas and alienated secularists and liberal Shias. They have also ordered their security forces and militias to turn their guns on the Shia protesters.

The results of turning against their own constituencies this time around could be fateful and have historic consequences as far as the Iraqi Shias are concerned.

Today, the question of the performance of the Shia leadership and its failure in state-building is fundamentally a matter of the Iraqi Shias’ future. The key question is whether the present leadership in fact constitutes a danger to the survival of the Iraqi Shias.

As the Iraqi Shia elites lose support from their constituencies and continue to lack legitimacy and fail to build consensus, their governmental mechanisms will be increasingly raked over the coals.

Some 56 per cent of eligible voters in Iraq, mostly in Shia-dominated constituencies, boycotted the May elections in a clear message of rejection of their political class that has dominated the parliament and the government in post-Saddam Iraq.   

When the protesters come in throngs to the Shia-populated cities shouting slogans of down with the political parties, burning their offices and attacking local government premises, the stakes are high that frustration with the ruling elites has reached boiling point.  

Put in a larger perspective, Iraq’s Shia elites have not only failed in building a normal state but have also turned Iraq into a natural breeding ground for mismanagement, corruption and terrorism.

In a broader historical and geopolitical context, the empowerment of the Iraqi Shias after 14 centuries of Sunni rule, once hailed as a Shia revival, has now been put into reverse.

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1 hour ago, 10 YEARS LATER said:


I was anticipating the neck tie “ Par-taaay “ to take place with some not very well liked politicians adorning a lamp post by now. . . disappointing huh. 


Anyone  can set up a half-assed road barricade with burning tires—takes talent to organize and “ execute “ the plan.  😎


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Only going back as far as 1921 is saying you ate the whole pizza after eating a slice. Shia and Sunni have been at each other's throat, literally and figuratively, since their so-called prophet died. The tomb of one of there generals fighting the Sunni lies in Iraq. They honor him every year through bloodletting, cutting their head and letting the blood flow down their face. The Shia-Sunni conflict is much deeper and has more depth than the brief overview above. Shia see  Babylon as theirs and the entire earth as well. To say this is over is to say there is only one side to s see-saw on the playground.

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Thanks Pitcher...The Shias made their bed with the  Maliki they'll have to lay in it...There are 4 tribes to the Iraqi territories...It took the iron-fist of Saddam Hussein's regime to keep everyone in line...Putin told Prez DJ Trump he had informed previous President this...and wasn't taken seriously...Iraq has had conflicts in their land ever since this little guy named David...picked up a rock and took some big guy out with his slingshot...

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More than two months after Iraqis headed to the polls to elect a new parliament and as Muqtada Al Sadr, whose reformist-nationalist bloc emerged as the biggest winner, was busy hammering together a coalition that represents all Iraqis and promising to put the country on a new track, sporadic protests broke out in the oil-rich southern province in Basra on July 8 that quickly spread north, reaching Baghdad on Friday. Initially, protestors in mostly Shiite provinces were complaining over poor services, power and water shortages, unemployment and official corruption. But as the economic unrest, which turned violent at times, entered its third week, there are now fears that it could spiral out of control.

This is the biggest challenge facing the government since the Sunni protests of 2008 and 2013. The caretaker government of Haider Al Abadi has tried to stamp out the protests by force, 14 protesters were killed by Sunday, only to change course and commit to carrying out ad hoc reforms. Senior officials in
the provinces were fired and Abadi promised to release millions of dollars to boost public services. But by Monday, the demonstrations were spreading further north, reaching Kirkuk, as angry Iraqis shouted anti-Iran slogans and denounced political parties and their armed militias.

Iran may have triggered the protests in Basra when it cut the power supply to the province, alleging that the Iraqi government had failed to pay overdue bills. Tehran may have tried to re-shuffle the political scene in Iraq since its proxy, Al Dawa party, had little chance of joining Al Sadr’s new coalition. It may also wanted to send a message to US President Donald Trump’s administration, which was about to impose new economic sanctions after the US had withdrawn from the nuclear deal.

The protests have suspended political negotiations in Baghdad, while the election committee was still carrying out a manual vote count amid allegations that the voting process last May was fraudulent. Adding to public anger was the curious incident when flames destroyed a central depot last month where original ballots were stored. Meanwhile, parliament’s term had expired, resulting in a dangerous power vacuum.

The protests underline growing frustration with a dysfunctional and corrupt political system, which the US had installed after its 2003 invasion. It is a system that had allowed Iraq’s historic nemesis, Iran, to infiltrate the country and eventually manipulate its political system through pro-Iran religious parties. The miserable reality today is that Iraq has been robbed of its fortunes by a corrupt ruling elite, while ordinary Iraqis, both Shiite and Sunni, are denied basic services as they endure sectarian violence, poverty, unemployment, lawlessness, cronyism and official corruption.

It was interesting to note that at one protest in Baghdad last week demonstrators called for a secular state that is neither Shiite nor Sunni. They also condemned political parties that are anchored in religious dogma
and run armed militias.

As the protests gain traction, it is impossible to predict how and when they will end. The government can do little to meet the street half way as demands now shift towards fundamental political reforms. The political elite have no stomach for such deep-seated changes in the system, one that may make them accountable for the tens of billions of dollars that went missing, in addition to possible culpability in sectarian incitement. Former prime minister Nouri Al Maliki is yet to answer for how Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul, fell in a matter of days to Daesh fighters in 2014.

Aside from the war on Daesh, which has displaced millions of Iraqi Sunnis, many of whom are yet to be repatriated, Iraq faces the tall order of reconstruction of mostly-Sunni provinces. But for that to happen, Iraqis must achieve national reconciliation after years of civil strife and internecine fighting. Iraqi nationalists, such Al Sadr, were trying to build the foundations for such a lengthy and arduous process. Now the country is in turmoil, yet again.

The biggest achievement that could come from the ongoing unrest would be to limit Iran’s influence in Iraq, dismantle the Popular Mobilisation Units, which had emerged as a major pro-Iranian political and military power, and end the rule of religious parties. That is easier said than done. But public pressure is essential in empowering Iraqi nationalists who are the country’s last chance.

The way forward should entail adopting major constitutional reforms that do away with the sectarian quota system and puts the country along a secular path. That is the only way Iraq can emerge from a vortex of crises that have crippled a country that is rich in resources but is failing and struggling to stay intact. Unless such a process is launched, Iraq will quickly turn from a failed state to a failed non-state!



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Skeetdog, what is so dumb is the fact that Iran SA and Iraq are sitting on a sea of oil.  Everyone in those countries should be well off and have no problems. Ancient hate for another tribe is ludicrous, wasteful, a crying shame, and plain ole stupid.  

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Iraq has become a kleptocrat's dream

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Sam Hamad

Confronting sectarianism in Iraq

Demonstrations began in Basra before swiftly spreading to Najaf, Amarah and Baghdad [Anadolu]

Date of publication: 25 July, 2018

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Comment: The gulf between what a significant number of Iraqis want, and what political elites and foreign powers are willing to give them, has never been wider, writes Sam Hamad.
It's five years since the Iraqi state violently crushed the Iraqi Spring, and seven months since the same Iraqi state claimed victory over the Islamic state group (IS). 

It ought to be of some consternation then, that Iraq in 2018 is one where the issues and protests that comprised the mostly Sunni-led Iraqi Spring are now gripping the Shia south, while IS is making an ominous return in the North.  

In post-war Iraq, the Sunni population was the most immediately oppressed group - they comprised a 'weak link', in that their relation to the state was weaker than that of their Shia compatriots.

Sunnis faced direct state discrimination; unemployment among Sunni populations was more ingrained, while their political self-determination was curtailed, and they remained locked out of civil society and government jobs, including within the security forces.  

However, as the current protests demonstrate, life for Shia Iraqis has not only remained dismal in the post-Saddam and post-occupation period, but it has actively deteriorated. 

Corruption is rampant and deeply ingrained, with the Iraqi elites enriching themselves out of the county's resources, particularly oil, while unemployment remains high, especially among young people. And even among many of those in employment, jobs are often underpaid and precarious.  

One-quarter of Iraqis live in poverty. Basic social services have been decimated by the siphoning of public funds by corrupt elites. Iraq has become a kleptocrat's dream. The process of this corruption can best be summed up by the fact that though Iraq is producing a record amount of oil, the living standards of its people are hitting new lows.  

  leftQuots.png Though Iraq is producing a record amount of oil, the living standards of its people are hitting new lows rightQuots.png  


It cannot be stressed enough that this status quo of sectarian kleptocracy was no inevitability for Iraqis freed from the fascist-like regime of Saddam. 

In fact, though there were obvious differences between Baathist Iraq and its current state, under the US occupation many of the systems of the former were simply transferred to the latter, particularly the dynamic of sectarianism and corruption.

Saddam justified his rule on sectarian grounds, claiming the alternative to his fascism would be an Iranian-style Islamic revolution among the Shia majority.

  leftQuots.png Iraq has become a kleptocrat's dream rightQuots.png  


The economic conditions for Sunnis under Saddam were scarcely any better than for Shias, but they were effectively scared into accepting such a dismal status quo by the fear of ascendant Shia influence.  

Under the current system, a similar dynamic exists but with a simple switch in the demography - ruling elites expect the majority Shia population to acquiesce to their bleak conditions due to the threat of resurgent Baathism and/or Salafi-jihadism among Sunnis.  

In this sense, IS was a dream come true for the Iraqi elites. And without plundering the depths of conspiracy theories, the condition of sectarianism and its relation to poverty and hopelessness, both directly and indirectly led to the rise of IS.  

Read more: Can the Sadrist movement transcend sectarianism in Iraq?

This gets to the fundamental contradiction at the heart of Iraqi society: It is country that currently serves the interests of a small domestic elite and foreign groups. At the time of the US intervention in Iraq to battle IS, its military might was accompanied by superficial rhetoric about ending the sectarian dynamic that had birthed IS. But this was not matched on the ground in any concrete or plausible way.

Indeed, the US could all but watch as Iran, the other great foreign power that holds sway in Iraq, 
expanded its hegemony over the country via Shia Islamist militias swearing primary allegiance to Ayatollah Khamenei before the Iraqi state.

  Iraqi security forces use water cannon to disperse protesters who are angry 
about a lack of jobs and basic services in the capital, Baghdad [AFP]

But the US' short-lived anti-sectarian rhetoric belied one of the original sins of its occupation of that country. Though the Bush administration loved to talk about 'exporting democracy' - holding up Iraq as the keystone example of this aspect of the 'Bush doctrine' - the reality was that its political system was rigged to encourage instability and a sectarian dichotomisation.  

This might seem like a counterintuitive policy by the US, but it's driven by the very same logic behind the British Empire's infamous 'divide and conquer' strategy.

  leftQuots.png A fragmented Iraq is an Iraq that can best fulfil the interests of the US rightQuots.png  

A fragmented Iraq is an Iraq that can best fulfil the interests of the US, relating specifically to its oil production and so-called 'energy security'. A unified Iraq - one ruled in the interests of Iraqis - might well find that US interests do not necessarily always align with the interests of its people.

I describe the system in Iraq as 'functional disunity', wherein the Iraqi electoral system has been crafted to ensure that sectarian blocs reign supreme, conforming not only to US interests in the country, but also Iranian ones.  

Contrary to the popular discourse of the US and Iran as irreconcilable enemies, the reality is that each must accept the presence of the other as part of the balance in post-war Iraq, even if the balance is now tipped in favour of Iran.  

Again, this is no kind of conspiracy – it's an informal collusion that has occurred in plain sight, such as during the 2010 Iraqi election when Iraqis had the audacity to vote for the non-sectarian al-Iraqiya movement, and the US and Iran both supported their man Nouri al-Maliki and his Islamic Dawa Party to subvert democracy and retain control.


It's of no surprise then, today that the forces crushingIraqi protesters, 14 of which have been murdered so far, are the US-supported Iraqi Security Forces and Iranian-backed militias that, since the IS insurgency, have been given a free reign over Iraq, with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi merging them ever-more with Iraq's formal security forces.  

Given the hegemony of Iran on the ground, it's also of little surprise that protesters have targeted these Tehran-controlled militias. They've also attacked the offices of pro-Iran groups such as the Islamic Dawa Party, Kataib Hizballah - and the notorious sectarian serial killers of Asayib Ahl al-Haq, who also ply their vicious trade against Syrians on behalf of Iran.  

At protests, it's common for pictures of Khamenei to be burned, accompanied by the now usual chant of 'Iran out'.

The first signs of something big stirring among Iraqis was the victory of Muqtada al-Sadr's Sairoun coalition, an anti-sectarian Iraqi nationalist alliance between Sadrists and Iraqi Communists, as well as other smaller secular Shia and Sunni groups, and it's no surprise that these protests have exploded during negotiations between Sadr and Abadi.  

  leftQuots.png The Iraqi electoral system has been crafted to ensure that sectarian blocs reign supreme rightQuots.png  

In the past, Iraqi politicians and movements have emerged on the scene, promising reforms against corruption, sectarianism and unemployment, only for them to be swallowed by the system, as happened to Ayad Allawi's al-Iraqiya after 2010.

The gulf between what a significant number of Iraqis want and what the political elite are willing to give them has never been wider. This is precisely why Iraqis have been forced to take to the streets and partake in widespread civil disobedience against those parties, foreign and domestic, who clearly do not have their interests at heart.

The protests are dangerous because they challenge the logic not just of the post-war Iraqi state, but of the regional order of sectarian stratification and kleptocracy.

But herein lies the danger for Iraqis. With Syria in mind, we've seen just how far Iran is willing to go to defend its interests, with it support for Assad's rump state.  

We've also seen in the past that the Iraqi establishment is not only willing to use extreme force to crush peaceful protests, such as the 
Hawija massacre in 2013, but also that it has no care about its citizens - at least Sunni ones - being murdered en mass as 'collateral damage' in the fight against IS. The population of Iraq, which contains militias of its own, has the capacity to strike back.

Iraq is now at a precipice. Its elites and foreign backers must realise that the status quo of 'functional disunity' will continue to lead to permanent instability. This may take the form of opportunistic fascist groups like IS, or of progressive protests sweeping the country.  

IS' nihilism was just as much a product of Iraq's sectarian kleptocracy, as those who are currently protesting for lives worthy of living.

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....It appears the younger citizens in SA, Irain as well as Iraq are starting to realise the religious restraints, as well as the political corruption that has restricted them from the outside world and what it has to offer...There could very well be a silver-lining to this madness as we have no over recourse...than to watch it transpire...There's a lot of issues in the ME that will only be resolved from within...Our hope lies with the younger citizens that have only know of an economy run by a dictatorship...Iraq has formed their new private-sector...and hopefully one day they can build this into a new economic era...jmho



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Iraqi government lifts ban on social networking sites

Iraqi government lifts ban on social networking sites

Written by: Yasser Hilaliin:July 25, 2018In: Iraq News , General NewsNo comments

Nour News / Baghdad

The Iraqi government lifted the ban on social networking sites, which began after the start of protest demonstrations in the central and southern provinces of Iraq.

The spokesman for the Ministry of Transport and Communications in the Kurdistan Region, Omid Mohammed, in a statement that "the lifting of the ban on Internet sites and social communication in all of Iraq by a decision of the Iraqi Transport and Communications Commission."

For his part, the application of the "Viper" an apology to all Iraqis, through a message to him because of the disruption of the service, which said: "The service has been interrupted in Iraq during the past few days because of the interruption of the Internet throughout the country. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause when you want to communicate with friends and family. "

"Our team is working around the clock to restore service to you and others, we appreciate your patience and we will update you."

The Iraqi government stopped the Internet service in most of the provinces coincided with the start of protest demonstrations more than two weeks ago, and then partially restored the service, and banned some social networking sites.الحكومة-العراقية-ترفع-الحظر-عن-مواقع-ا/

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Crisis cell takes important decisions to implement strategic projects in the provinces



26/7/2018 12:00 am 

Financial for the morning: the amounts allocated to the projects of water Basra [available] Baghdad / morning / Tarek al-Araji

The high-level workshop held in the Ministry of Planning in the presence of the delegations of the provinces of Basra, Dhi Qar, Muthanna, Najaf, ministries of planning, finance, health, reconstruction, housing, municipalities, education, youth, sports and the Secretariat General of the Council of Ministers and the Secretariat of Baghdad a number of important decisions and recommendations, including securing additional amounts through the transfer of To the provisions of the budget law for the year 2018 to support the implementation of projects in the provinces mentioned, while the Ministry of Finance for the "morning", availability of funds and the financial framework and approvals for the completion of integrated water projects for the province of Basra, By way of desalinating or exploiting the waters of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, the Governor of Dhi Qar Yahya al-Nasiri, near the launch of 7 thousand degrees of functional.

A statement issued by the state media cell, received by al-Sabah, said that the workshop recommended that the civil and security crisis cell provide additional funds through carrying out transfers according to the provisions of the budget law for 2018 to support the implementation of projects in the said governorates (water, sewage, electricity, "), Indicating that the total preliminary estimates of the amounts requested amounted to 200 billion dinars 
The workshop called for work on the resolution of compensation and the implications of the result of the suspension of projects, which requires that the Committee formed for this purpose, completion of its work by determining the cost of the investments taking into account the inclusion of other sectors by this the mother 

The statement added that the provincial council concerned to submit a monthly report on the commitment of ministries and agencies to implement the decisions of civil and security crisis cell through the operations room, as well as the Ministry of Planning in coordination with the Office of Financial Supervision and the Ministry of Finance to calculate the dues of the provinces producing oil and launch financial allocations to all formations Ministry of Construction and Housing And the municipalities of 2018 that have not been launched so far immediately. 
The workshop recommended that the Ministry of Electricity coordinate with the governorates concerned to prepare the urgent needs plan for all governorates and submit them to the operations room no later than Thursday 26 - 7 - 2018, demanding the settlement of the pension benefits of the hospital project (100 beds). 
The workshop also recommended that the ministries and concerned parties complete the procedures and data necessary to resolve and take the relevant decisions in relation to the outstanding demands, in addition to the concerned provinces to complete the procedures and requirements for the launch of petrodollar allocations for 2018 and send them to the Ministry of Planning within 15 days. 
The statement said that another workshop will be held for the provinces (Wasit - Maysan - Karbala - Diwaniyah) next week to address the files in those provinces.

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Newspaper: Basra Provincial Council confirms the stability of the situation after the popular demonstrations

Calm does not mean the end of demonstrations, but the anticipation of popular demands

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 After two weeks of popular demonstrations protesting corruption and demanding services and jobs in the province of Basra, it seems that the situation in the province is witnessing stability, and a member of the provincial council confirms that calm does not mean the end of the demonstrations, but the anticipation to achieve popular demands.

Al-Hayat newspaper said in a report today (July 25, 2018) that "the Basra Provincial Council confirmed on Tuesday, the stability of the situation in the province after the decline of the wave of recent popular demonstrations, noting that their children are currently observing the implementation of government promises . "

Council member Hussam Abu al-Hill said in statements that "the province is witnessing a lull, after receiving the federal and local governments requests of demonstrators," noting that "this calm does not mean the end of the demonstrations, but the anticipation to achieve popular demands," according to the newspaper.

He added that "the street closely monitors the mobility of the local and federal governments and the repercussions of the political situation, as the demonstrator knows the potential of the state," and revealed bilateral meetings held by the governor of Basra, Asad al-Eidani with several ministries in the government to implement the demands of demonstrators, including improving services and others, And great successes in the meetings they held. "

He revealed the "expected meeting of the delegation includes the governor of Basra and its chairman and civil society organizations and tribal dignitaries, with Prime Minister Haider Abadi, to put forward real projects and study the things that concern the province and the first grades and salinity of water and electricity and health services.

In a related development, a member of the Basra Provincial Council Ahmed al-Sulaiti, "not to identify any controls related to the appointments of the province and the departments that will include," pointing out that "what is done by some administrative units and local councils to receive the transactions of citizens, is just absorption of public anger." The demonstrators in Samawah said that their movements would turn into an open sit-in on Saturday until they meet their demands to fire three officials in the province, including Governor Faleh al-Ziyadi.

Meanwhile, an Iraqi lawyer filed a lawsuit against outgoing Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and Minister of Communications Hassan al-Rashed, because the Internet was cut off from citizens .

Lawyer Tariq al-Maamouri accused him of "violating the constitution by ordering them to cut off the Internet in the country."

The ban on social networking sites was lifted on Wednesday after being cut for 10 days.


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Cabinet Crisis Cell Reach Decisions .. Know It

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The ministerial crisis cell held an expanded seminar to discuss the activation of its decisions regarding the crisis of demonstrations, in addition to the results of the meetings of the Prime Minister with the representatives of the provinces, and reached a number of decisions to be carried out by the concerned authorities.

In a statement to the Iraqi News Agency (INA), the government's media cell said in a statement that "important decisions and recommendations were issued on the high-level workshop held in the Ministry of Planning in the presence of the delegations of the governorates of Basra, Dhi Qar, Muthanna and Najaf, ministries of planning, finance, health, reconstruction, housing, General of the Council of Ministers and the Secretariat of Baghdad. "

The statement said that "the most important recommendations and decisions that were taken during the workshop, which will be translated into resolutions issued by the Council of Ministers and procedures to be carried out by the concerned parties:

1- Recommending to civil and security crisis cell to secure additional funds through carrying out transfers according to the provisions of the budget law for the year 2018 to support the implementation of projects in the mentioned governorates (water, sewage, electricity, education, health, hospitals). Billion dinars.

2 - Work on the resolution of compensation and the resulting entitlements as a result of the interruption of projects, which requires the establishment of the committee formed for this purpose, to complete its work by determining the cost of the investments, taking into account the inclusion of the rest of the sectors in this matter.

3 - The Ministry of Finance to resolve the subject of the amounts of revenues of the border ports of the provinces covered in accordance with Article 18 / III of the Budget Law.

4 - The Ministry of Finance to accelerate the procedures for financing the amounts launched by the Ministry of Planning, as well as the issue of financing the amounts of trusts.

5. The concerned provincial council shall submit a monthly report on the commitment of the ministries and agencies to implement the decisions of the civil and security crisis cell through the operations room

6 - The Ministry of Planning in coordination with the Office of Financial Supervision and the Ministry of Finance to collect the dues of oil-producing provinces and launch financial allocations for all formations of the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Municipalities for 2018, which has not been launched so far immediately.

7 - The Ministry of Electricity in coordination with the provinces concerned to prepare the urgent needs plan for all governorates and submit them to the operating room no later than Thursday 26-7-2018

8- Settlement of pension benefits for the hospital project (100 beds)

9. The ministries and concerned authorities shall complete the necessary procedures and data to resolve and take the relevant decisions regarding the outstanding claims that have not yet been settled.

10. The concerned governorates should complete the procedures and requirements for the launch of petrodollar allocations for 2018 and send them to the Ministry of Planning within 15 days.

11 - Another workshop will be held for the provinces (Wasit - Missan - Karbala - Diwaniyah) next week to address the files in those provinces

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