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Iraqi Integrity: Control of corruption cases exceeding 400 billion dinars in November

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2019/10/17 20:49
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Legal news: There is no constitutional or legal immunity for the Inspector General after the President of the Republic ratifies the decision

Baghdad / Obelisk: Legal expert Tariq Harb, revealed on Thursday, the legality of the investigation with former general inspectors.

Harb said in a statement received to the "obelisk", "The rapid ratification of the President of the Republic to abolish the Ordinance 57 of 2004 on the general inspectors and calls on the investigation with some of them and the Integrity Commission's letter on the inspectors from the investigation with them for abuse of power and exploitation of the influence of the job and what was said about charges For some regarding the commission of crimes or change the priorities of the investigation they have before canceling the offices of general inspectors and all what is said about the inspectors, whether true or incorrect requires investigation, especially since the existing measures they have previously and not handed over to the competent authorities, all this and other subject to the authority of the judiciary and the body Integrity. "

He added that "after the abolition of the general inspectors and the ratification of the President of the Republic, the matter is over, there is no constitutional or legal immunity of the Inspector General and can take legal action in all respects and all the above in accordance with the Constitution and the law."

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2019/10/18 11:35
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Parliamentary legal warns of deep state: Parliament has two options on the special grades, the most bitter

Baghdad / Obelisk: between the member of the parliamentary legal committee Hussein al-Oqabi, Friday, October 18, 2019, the House of Representatives in front of two options Ahlaha passed on the special grades, pointing out that moving these grades on time is not in the interest of the country, especially since there is a lack of confidence in the options of the government In the presence of corrupt figures and other indicators of candidates for these positions.

Al-Oqabi said that the parliament has two options, either to extend the duration of the agency's staff or to proceed with the special grades that the prime minister will present, but at the same time these names cannot be trusted because many of them are indicators.

He added that the least losses lie in the survival of the positions of the proxy unchanged until the resolution of the file of special grades in full and come with solid names free of suspicions of corruption, because these positions are permanent and do not go and come through other elections.

He explained that the file of special grades should be resolved on the 24th of this month, but that has not yet been resolved and it is better to postpone because of lack of confidence in the options of the government, which must be checked in all names before voting.

On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, MP Saeir Raed Fahmy unveiled the existence of sales and purchases in special grades, while accepting them will perpetuate corruption and make fighting it a hollow address.

The MP from the Wisdom Movement bloc, Hassan Fadam, on Monday, July 8, 2019, that the financial budget was looted, while noting that the special grades were divided by political agreement without taking into account the people.

The victory coalition, led by Haider al-Abadi, warned on Thursday, June 20, 2019, of a new deep state, "deeper" than the current deep state, through the control of entities on the file of special grades.

The term "deep state" returned to political circulation because of the poor performance of the Mahdi government, and turned it into a tool in the hands of certain political forces.

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The Ministry of Interior agrees with the Supreme Judiciary to inform the ministry of any official arrests

Political | 12:42 - 18/10/2019

 
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BAGHDAD - Mawazine News
, an official source, on Friday, an agreement between the judiciary and the Interior to notify the ministry of any arrest by the security authorities.
The source told (Mawazine News), that "an agreement was made between the judiciary and the Interior to notify the Interior of any official arrest by the security and other military services."
The source, who asked not to be named, said that "every case of detention outside this framework is considered a criminal offense."

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Iraqi "integrity" forms investigation teams to receive the files of the offices of general inspectors

Iraqi "integrity" forms investigation teams to receive the files of the offices of general inspectors
Iraq
 19 October 2019 11:12 AM

Direct: The Integrity Commission in the State of Iraq announced the formation of specialized investigation teams to receive files, priorities and documents of the offices of general inspectors in all state institutions and ministries .

The Iraqi Commission, on Saturday, that the Department of Investigations has formed ten specialized teams will take over the task of receiving files, priorities, documents and offices of inspectors general in state institutions and all ministries, according to the Iraqi News Agency "conscious ".

She explained that the investigation teams will take over the task of receiving those priorities, documents and files, each according to his / her status, completed or in progress, and according to the competence of each committee, and the body in charge of receiving its files, priorities and documents .

It is worth mentioning that the Integrity Commission issued on October 14 / October ongoing, offices of inspectors general inventory and verification of documents, files and priorities of all that Bahdtha; on instructions Council Special Representatives Law cancel the Coalition Provisional Authority Order and dissolved No. (57) for the year 2004 .

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The Ministry of Interior agrees with the Supreme Judiciary to inform the ministry of any official arrests

Political | 12:42 - 18/10/2019

 
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BAGHDAD - Mawazine News
, an official source, on Friday, an agreement between the judiciary and the Interior to notify the ministry of any arrest by the security authorities.
The source told (Mawazine News), that "an agreement was made between the judiciary and the Interior to notify the Interior of any official arrest by the security and other military services."
The source, who asked not to be named, said that "every case of detention outside this framework is considered a criminal offense."


Let the calve roping begin. 
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Deputy: The decision of the Council of Ministers to grant powers to ministers and governors Pope of corruption and must form committees

Political | 02:47 - 19/10/2019

 
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member of the Parliamentary Economy and Investment Committee Riyad al-Tamimi, on Saturday, the decision of the Council of Ministers on granting the powers of ministers and governors on projects another door to corruption.
Al-Tamimi, in a statement received (Mawazine News) a copy, that "the Council of Ministers issued decisions to give authorization to ministers and governors on projects outside the official contracts and this will open the door to wide corruption."
He added, "From this authorization will lead to the budget to the unknown," and called on the government "to form committees of public performance and integrity to monitor this matter and control it in order not to buy and sell projects."

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Release date:: 2019/10/21 13:51 • 87 times read
The document .. The formation of a committee to estimate the proportion of funds lost since 2003 to date
BAGHDAD: The parliamentary finance committee formed a committee to estimate the percentage of corruption and money wasted from 2003 to the current year 2019, where the committee included MPs Faleh al-Sari, Hoshyar Abdullah, Faisal al-Issawi and Abdul Hadi Saadawi.
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Judiciary: Most of those accused of integrity cases are covered by the amnesty law

Judiciary: Most of those accused of integrity cases are covered by the amnesty law

 

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2019-10-21 | 06:55

 

President of the Supreme Judicial Council, Faeq Zeidan, met on Monday with the judges of the Central Court against Administrative Corruption in the presence of the Chief Prosecutor and the Head of the Judicial Supervisory Board and the Media Center Supervisor.

A statement issued by the Supreme Judicial Council received Alsumaria New, that "the President of the Supreme Judicial Council, Faeq Zidan, met with judges members of the Central Court against Administrative Corruption in the presence of the Chief Prosecutor and Head of the Judicial Supervisory Board and supervisor of the media center," noting that "the two discussed the best ways to succeed The Court in its jurisdiction. "

 

The participants reached the following outputs:

 

1. The role of the judiciary rises when the Commission on Corruption Cases is presented to the competent courts of the Commission's cases. Therefore, the Central Court competent to hear major anti-corruption cases is still awaiting the presentation of the Commission on the issues of a number of advanced job titles announced by the Prime Minister recently.

 

2 - The number of cases settled by the courts and presented by the Integrity Commission is very large, where most of the defendants were covered by the amnesty law after the payment of the amounts submitted cases and after the assignment of ministries and entities not associated with the Ministry of defendants, and the percentage of the resolution of the cases presented On the courts by the Integrity Commission, 75% of them were settled.

 

3 - the need to be careful when raising the subject of discussing the role of the judiciary in the fight against corruption, and emphasize that the role of the judiciary depends on the performance of investigators in the Integrity Commission in the evidence they provide in accordance with the law in terms of its adequacy or not to convict the accused.

 

The council called "some of those who transmit an incorrect image to the relevant authorities in the community, whether religious or political references or civil society organizations or the media to take into account the side of honesty and truthfulness and objectivity in the transfer of the real image and not evade responsibility and blame the failure to fight corruption on the judiciary The meeting stressed that the Supreme Judicial Council called on the recipient authorities to use accurate information about what is being conveyed to them by requesting the names of the accused, the type of their cases and the fate of those cases so that the picture becomes clear and to identify the deficiencies in the issue of Makka. Fairway corruption. "

https://www.alsumaria.tv/news/سياسة/322285/القضاء-شمول-معظم-المتهمين-بقضايا-النزاهة-بقانون-ال

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The judiciary announces that most of the defendants of integrity cases are covered by the general amnesty


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The judiciary announces that most of the defendants of integrity cases are covered by the general amnesty

 

 

 

The Supreme Judicial Council revealed on Monday that most of those accused of integrity cases are covered by a general amnesty.

According to a statement cited by the judiciary media, Al-Marbad received a copy of the report, saying that the Supreme Judicial Council Judge Faiq Zidan met with the judges of the Central Court against Administrative Corruption in the presence of the Chief Prosecutor and the Head of the Judicial Supervision Authority and the Media Center Supervisor.

He added that the meeting discussed the best ways for the success of the work of the Court in its area of competence.

According to the statement, the meeting concluded that the role of the judiciary is raised when corruption cases are presented by the Integrity Commission to the competent courts in the cases of the Commission. Therefore, the Central Court competent to hear major anti-corruption cases is still waiting for the Integrity Commission to present the cases of a number of advanced job titles announced by the President. Ministers recently.

He pointed out that the number of cases decided by the courts and presented by the Integrity Commission reached a very large number, indicating that most of the defendants were covered by the amnesty law after the payment of the amounts submitted cases and after the assignment of ministries and entities not associated with the Ministry of the accused On the courts by the Integrity Commission, 75% of them were settled.

He pointed to the "need to be careful when raising the subject of discussing the role of the judiciary in the fight against corruption and to emphasize that the role of the judiciary depends on the performance of investigators in the Integrity Commission in the evidence provided by the law in terms of its adequacy or not to convict the accused.

The Supreme Judicial Council called on some of those who transmit an incorrect picture to the concerned authorities in the society, whether religious or political authorities, civil society organizations or the media, to take into account the honesty, truth and objectivity in conveying the true image and not evade responsibility and blame the failure to fight corruption on the judiciary. Under false pretenses.

He asked the recipient authorities to be accurate information about what is conveyed to them by requesting the names of the accused and the type of their cases and the fate of those cases so as to clear the picture accurately and identify the defects in the subject of fighting corruption.

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Ratify the statements of a gang engaged in fraud on citizens

 
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The Karrada Investigation Court in Baghdad has ratified the statements of a gang of (6) persons specialized in fraud and defrauding citizens by accusing them of being citizens. 
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 The media center of the Supreme Judicial Council said in a statement received by the "morning", that the statements of the gang, which was practicing the monument to citizens in agreement with the banking companies, was ratified by their illusion that they are a group of Gulf donors and have money they want to convert to the dinar Iraqi.
 The statement added that the currency used by the gang was worthless, as they ask the victims to inquire about the value of the currency in a fraudulent manner and in agreement with a banking company, where one of its members from the gang and informing the victims that the value of the purchase of the currency is high, noting that the gang also admitted to conduct five operations Monument and fraud in all areas of Baghdad.
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warrants and travel ban for those accused of corruption
 
 

Urgent Prime Minister's Office: Issue arrest warrants and prevent travel to those accused of corruption

Date of edit:: 2019/10/29 16:05  763 times read
Office of the Prime Minister: Issue arrest warrants and travel bans for those accused of corruption
BAGHDAD: The Central Anti-Corruption Court has directed appeals courts in all provinces to issue arrest warrants and travel bans for those accused of corruption, the prime minister's office said on Tuesday.
A spokesman for the office Saad al-Hadithi, in a press statement that "among the reform packages to activate the Special Court to fight corruption, and began in the past days files of the accused of corruption."
Al-Hadithi pointed out that "the court issued arrest warrants and travel bans on all those named in the files of corruption, after being submitted by the Supreme Council for Combating Corruption to the court, and notify the border outlets after they travel until they are completed investigations and sentenced on their cases."
 
 
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How about a list of the convicts, Iraq ?? If they're corrupt enough to issue warrants, the people should know their names. The only time they actually release a name is when their sting operations offer up a simple waitress skimming tips, or a bank teller who slips out the occasional dinar. Where's the MEAT ??? 

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With what Malarki stole alone would cover the poor, projects and deficit.

Thank you blueskyline  :D

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The best thing Abdul Mahdi can do, is to publish the name of the corrupt.

 

Go fight against corruption 

Go Justice 

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"Integrity" Iraqi: issued 60 arrest warrants for ministers, officials and representatives

"Integrity" Iraqi: issued 60 arrest warrants for ministers, officials and representatives
Iraq Integrity Commission
 01 Nov 2019 12:53 PM

Direct: The Integrity Commission in Iraq, issued 60 arrest warrants and recruitment of deputies and local officials on charges of corruption and waste of public money.

A statement issued by the Commission, on Friday, that the recruitment orders included a minister and five current deputies, and two former ministers; according to the Iraqi news agency "conscious."

In its statement of the October proceeds of the recruitment and arrest warrants, the Investigations Department also disclosed the issuance of recruiting orders against 38 current and former provincial council members.

The statement added: "It has also been issued an order against one governor and two in the post of chairman of the provincial council of the current, as well as (6) general managers and one deputy minister."

The department confirmed the issuance of arrest warrants against a governor, the current chairman of the provincial council, and (5) general managers.

Demonstrations erupted two weeks ago in a number of governorates of Iraq, protesting the deterioration of living conditions, and the increase of unemployment.

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Release Date:: 2019/11/1 13:46 • 65 times read
Integrity issues arrest warrants and recruits for deputies and officials on corruption charges
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The Integrity Commission announced on Friday, the issuance of arrest warrants and recruitment of deputies and local officials on charges of corruption and waste of public money, noting that the recruitment orders included a minister and five current deputies and two former ministers.
In a statement issued today, the commission said that the investigation department in the commission issued arrest warrants for a minister, five current deputies and two former ministers.

He added that the Department issued an order to bring 38 members of the provincial councils of current and former members last October, indicating the issuance of an order against one governor and two presidents of the current provincial council, as well as 6 general directors and one deputy minister.

"The investigation department has issued arrest warrants for the governor and the current provincial council chairman and five general directors," he said.
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Release Date:: 2019/11/1 13:46 • 65 times read
Integrity issues arrest warrants and recruits for deputies and officials on corruption charges
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The Integrity Commission announced on Friday, the issuance of arrest warrants and recruitment of deputies and local officials on charges of corruption and waste of public money, noting that the recruitment orders included a minister and five current deputies and two former ministers.
In a statement issued today, the commission said that the investigation department in the commission issued arrest warrants for a minister, five current deputies and two former ministers.

He added that the Department issued an order to bring 38 members of the provincial councils of current and former members last October, indicating the issuance of an order against one governor and two presidents of the current provincial council, as well as 6 general directors and one deputy minister.

"The investigation department has issued arrest warrants for the governor and the current provincial council chairman and five general directors," he said.

 

Until Maliki's name makes the hit parade, it's all a dog and pony show. 

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Integrity: 60 arrest warrants were issued against deputies and local officials on corruption charges

Political | 09:48 - 01/11/2019

 
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The Integrity Commission announced on Friday the issuance of arrest warrants and recruits against deputies and local officials on charges of corruption and waste of public money, indicating the issuance of recruiting orders against a minister and five current deputies and two former ministers.
Speaking about the outcome of the month of recruitment and arrest warrants, the Commission's investigation department said that "recruiting orders have been issued against 38 members of the provincial council of current and former members."
He added that "an order has been issued against one governor and two governor of the current provincial council, as well as (6) general directors and one deputy minister, and arrest warrants have been issued against the current governor and chairman of the provincial council, and (5) general directors." / H

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Iraqi Judicial Council calls for legislation to control electronic chaos

Iraqi Judicial Council calls for legislation to control electronic chaos
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 02 November 2019 11:52 AM

Direct: The Supreme Judicial Council in the State of Iraq, the President's travel to Iran on an official visit .

The media center of the Supreme Judicial Council, on Saturday, that the President of the Supreme Judicial Council is in Baghdad is following the work of the courts in this exceptional circumstance, especially the work of the Central Court to fight corruption, according to the Iraqi News Agency "conscious ."

The media center confirmed that the judiciary started effective and serious legal procedures through the Central Anti-Corruption Court by summoning four ministers and members of parliament .

He pointed out that the picture circulated on the sites due to a previous visit by a high-level judicial delegation within a regional tour by the Supreme Judicial Council, which included the State of Kuwait, Turkey, Jordan and Saudi Arabia .

He called on the Supreme Judicial Council, the House of Representatives to legislate law to control electronic chaos, which offends all Iraqi citizens as one of the laws initiated in response to the reform movement .

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      Mr. Khadran said the general’s new road would eventually be a shortcut for religious pilgrims from Iran to reach Samarra, Iraq, the location of an important shrine.
      But he also acknowledged the route’s greater strategic significance as part of a corridor secured by Iranian proxies that extends across central and northern Iraq. The connecting series of roads skirts the western city of Mosul and stretches on to Tal Afar, an Islamic State-controlled city where Iranian-backed militias and Iranian advisers have set up a base at an airstrip on the outskirts.
      “Diyala is the passage to Syria and Lebanon, and this is very important to Iran,” said Ali al-Daini, the Sunni chairman of the provincial council there.
      Closer to Syria, Iranian-allied militias moved west of Mosul as the battle against the Islamic State unfolded there in recent months. The militias captured the town of Baaj, and then proceeded to the Syrian border, putting Iran on the cusp of completing its corridor.
      Back east, in Diyala, Mr. Daini said he had been powerless to halt what he described as Iran’s dominance in the province.
      When Mr. Daini goes to work, he said, he has to walk by posters of Iran’s revolutionary leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, outside the council building.
      Iran’s militias in the province have been accused of widespread sectarian cleansing, pushing Sunnis from their homes to establish Shiite dominance and create a buffer zone on its border. The Islamic State was beaten in Diyala more than two years ago, but thousands of Sunni families still fill squalid camps, unable to return home.
        Now, Diyala has become a showcase for how Iran views Shiite ascendancy as critical to its geopolitical goals.
      “Iran is smarter than America,” said Nijat al-Taie, a Sunni member of the provincial council and an outspoken critic of Iran, which she calls the instigator of several assassination attempts against her. “They achieved their goals on the ground. America didn’t protect Iraq. They just toppled the regime and handed the country over to Iran.”
          The Business of Influence
      The lives of General Suleimani and other senior leaders in Tehran were shaped by the prolonged war with Iraq in the 1980s. The conflict left hundreds of thousands dead on both sides, and General Suleimani spent much of the war at the front, swiftly rising in rank as so many officers were killed.
      “The Iran-Iraq war was the formative experience for all of Iran’s leaders,” said Ali Vaez, an Iran analyst at the International Crisis Group, a conflict resolution organization. “From Suleimani all the way down. It was their ‘never again’ moment.”
      A border dispute over the Shatt al Arab waterway that was a factor in the hostilities has still not been resolved, and the legacy of the war’s brutality has influenced the Iranian government ever since, from its pursuit of nuclear weapons to its policy in Iraq.
      “This is a permanent scar in their mind,” said Mowaffak al-Rubaie, a lawmaker and former national security adviser. “They are obsessed with Baathism, Saddam and the Iran-Iraq war.”
        More than anything else, analysts say, it is the scarring legacy of that war that has driven Iranian ambitions to dominate Iraq.
      Particularly in southern Iraq, where the population is mostly Shiite, signs of Iranian influence are everywhere.
      Iranian-backed militias are the defenders of the Shiite shrines in the cities of Najaf and Karbala that drive trade and tourism. In local councils, Iranian-backed political parties have solid majorities, and campaign materials stress relationships with Shiite saints and Iranian clerics.
          If the Iraqi government were stronger, said Mustaq al-Abady, a businessman from just outside Najaf, “then maybe we could open our factories instead of going to Iran.” He said his warehouse was crowded with Iranian imports because his government had done nothing to promote a private sector, police its borders or enforce customs duties.
      Raad Fadhil al-Alwani, a merchant in Hilla, another southern city, imports cleaning supplies and floor tiles from Iran. He slaps “Made in Iraq” labels in Arabic on bottles of detergent, but the reality is that he owns a factory in Iran because labor is cheaper there.
      “I feel like I am destroying the economy of Iraq,” he said. But he insists that Iraqi politicians, by deferring to Iranian pressure and refusing to support local industry, have made it hard to do anything else.
        Najaf attracts millions of Iranian pilgrims each year visiting the golden-domed shrine of Imam Ali, the first Shiite imam. Iranian construction workers — many of whom are viewed as Iranian spies by Iraqi officials — have also flocked to the city to renovate the shrine and build hotels.
      In Babil Province, according to local officials, militia leaders have taken over a government project to set up security cameras along strategic roads. The project had been granted to a Chinese company before the militias intervened, and now the army and the local police have been sidelined from it, said Muqdad Omran, an Iraqi Army captain in the area.
      Iran’s pre-eminence in the Iraqi south has not come without resentment. Iraqi Shiites share a faith with Iran, but they also hold close their other identities as Iraqis and Arabs.
      “Iraq belongs to the Arab League, not to Iran,” said Sheikh Fadhil al-Bidayri, a cleric at the religious seminary in Najaf. “Shiites are a majority in Iraq, but a minority in the world. As long as the Iranian government is controlling the Iraqi government, we don’t have a chance.”
      In this region where the Islamic State’s military threat has never encroached, Iran’s security concerns are mostly being addressed by economic manipulation, Iraqi officials say. Trade in the south is often financed by Iran with credit, and incentives are offered to Iraqi traders to keep their cash in Iranian banks.
      Baghdad’s banks play a role, too, as the financial anchors for Iraqi front companies used by Iran to gain access to dollars that can then finance the country’s broader geopolitical aims, said Entifadh Qanbar, a former aide to the Iraqi politician Ahmad Chalabi, who died in 2015.
      “It’s very important for the Iranians to maintain corruption in Iraq,” he said.
          The Militias’ Long Arm
      For decades, Iran smuggled guns and bomb-making supplies through the vast swamps of southern Iraq. And young men were brought back and forth across the border, from one safe house to another — recruits going to Iran for training, and then back to Iraq to fight. At first the enemy was Mr. Hussein; later, it was the Americans.
      Today, agents of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards openly recruit fighters in the Shiite-majority cities of southern Iraq. Buses filled with recruits easily pass border posts that officials say are essentially controlled by Iran — through its proxies on the Iraqi side, and its own border guards on the other.
      While Iran has built up militias to fight against the Islamic State in Iraq, it has also mobilized an army of disaffected young Shiite Iraqi men to fight on its behalf in Syria.
      Mohammad Kadhim, 31, is one of those foot soldiers for Iran, having served three tours in Syria. The recruiting pitch, he said, is mostly based in faith, to defend Shiite shrines in Syria. But Mr. Kadhim said he and his friends signed up more out of a need for jobs.
      “I was just looking for money,” he said. “The majority of the youth I met fighting in Syria do it for the money.”
      He signed up with a Revolutionary Guards recruiter in Najaf, and then was bused through southern Iraq and into Iran, where he underwent military training near Tehran.
      There, he said, Iranian officers delivered speeches invoking the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the revered seventh-century Shiite figure whose death at the hands of a powerful Sunni army became the event around which Shiite spirituality would revolve. The same enemies of the Shiites who killed the imam are now in Syria and Iraq, the officers told the men.
        After traveling to Iran, Mr. Kadhim came home for a break and then was shipped to Syria, where Hezbollah operatives trained him in sniper tactics.
      Iran’s emphasis on defending the Shiite faith has led some here to conclude that its ultimate goal is to bring about an Iranian-style theocracy in Iraq. But there is a persistent sense that it just would not work in Iraq, which has a much larger native Sunni population and tradition, and Iraq’s clerics in Najaf, including Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the world’s pre-eminent Shiite spiritual leader, oppose the Iranian system.
          But Iran is taking steps to translate militia power into political power, much as it did with Hezbollah in Lebanon, and militia leaders have begun political organizing before next year’s parliamentary elections.
      In April, Qais al-Khazali, a Shiite militia leader, delivered a speech to an audience of Iraqi college students, railing against the United States and the nefarious plotting of Turkey and Saudi Arabia. Then, a poet who was part of Mr. Khazali’s entourage stood up and began praising General Suleimani.
      For the students, that was the last straw. Chants of “Iran out! Iran out!” began. Scuffles broke out between students and Mr. Khazali’s bodyguards, who fired their rifles into the air just outside the building.
      “The thing that really provoked us was the poet,” said Mustafa Kamal, a student at the University of al-Qadisiya in Diwaniya, in southern Iraq, who participated in the protest.
        Mr. Kamal and his fellow students quickly learned how dangerous it could be to stand up to Iran these days.
      First, militiamen began threatening to haul them off. Then media outlets linked to the militias went after them, posting their pictures and calling them Baathists and enemies of Shiites. When a mysterious car appeared near Mr. Kamal’s house, his mother panicked that militiamen were coming for her son.
      Then, finally, Mr. Kamal, a law student, and three of his friends received notices from the school saying they had been suspended for a year.
      “We thought we had only one hope, the university,” he said. “And then Iran also interfered there.”
      Mr. Khazali, whose political and militia organization, Asaib Ahl al-Haq, is deeply connected with Iran, has been on a speaking tour on campuses across Iraq as part of an effort to organize political support for next year’s national election. This has raised fears that Iran is trying not only to deepen its influence within Iraqi education, but also to transform militias into outright political and social organizations, much as it did with Hezbollah in Lebanon.
      “It’s another type of Iranian infiltration and the expansion of Iran’s influence,” said Beriwan Khailany, a lawmaker and member of Parliament’s higher-education committee. “Iran wants to control the youth, and to teach them the Iranian beliefs, through Iraqis who are loyal to Iran.”
          Political Ascendancy
      When a group of Qatari falcon hunters, “including members of the royal family, were kidnapped in 2015 while on safari in the southern deserts of Iraq, Qatar called Iran and its militia allies — not the central government in Baghdad.
        For Mr. Abadi, the prime minister, the episode was an embarrassing demonstration of his government’s weakness at the hands of Iran, whose proxy militia Kataibb Hezbollah was believed to be behind the kidnapping.
      So when the hostage negotiations were about to end, Mr. Abadi pushed back.
      Around noon on a day in April, a government jet from Qatar landed in Baghdad, carrying a delegation of diplomats and 500 million euros stuffed into 23 black boxes.
      The hunters were soon on their way home, but the ransom did not go to the Iranian-backed militiamen who had abducted the Qataris; the cash ended up in a central bank vault in Baghdad.
      The seizure of the money had been ordered by Mr. Abadi, who was furious at the prospect of militias, and their Iranian and Hezbollah benefactors, being paid so richly right under the Iraqi government’s nose.
      “Hundreds of millions to armed groups?” Mr. Abadi said in a public rant. “Is this acceptable?”
      In Iraq, the kidnapping episode was seen as a violation of the country’s sovereignty and emblematic of Iran’s suffocating power over the Iraqi state.
      In a post on Twitter, Mr. Zebari, the former finance minister, who was previously foreign minister, called the episode a “travesty.”
      Mr. Zebari knows firsthand the power of Iran over the Iraqi state.
      Last year, he said, he was ousted as finance minister because Iran perceived him as being too close to the United States. The account was verified by a member of Parliament who was involved in the removal of Mr. Zebari, and who spoke on the condition of anonymity to avoid angering Iran.
        Mr. Zebari, who recounted the events in an interview from his mountainside mansion in northern Iraq, said that when President Barack Obama met with Mr. Abadi last September at the United Nations, the American leader personally lobbied to save Mr. Zebari’s job. Even that was not enough.
      Mr. Abadi now finds himself in a difficult position. If he makes any move that can be seen as confrontational toward Iran, or as positioning himself closer to the United States, it could place a cloud over his political future.
      “He had two options: to be with the Americans or with the Iranians,” said Izzat Shahbander, a prominent Iraqi Shiite leader who once lived in exile in Iran while Mr. Hussein was in power. “And he chose to be with the Americans.”
      Mr. Abadi, who took office in 2014 with the support of both the United States and Iran, has seemed more emboldened to push back against Iranian pressure since President Trump took office.
      In addition to seizing the ransom money, he has promoted an ambitious project for an American company to secure the highway from Baghdad to Amman, Jordan, which Iran has opposed. He has also begun discussing with the United States the terms of a deal to keep American forces behind after the Islamic State is defeated.
      Some are seeing an American troop commitment as a chance to revisit the 2011 withdrawal of United States forces that seemingly opened a door for Iran.
      When American officials in Iraq began the slow wind-down of the military mission there, in 2009, some diplomats in Baghdad were cautiously celebrating one achievement: Iran seemed to be on its heels, its influence in the country waning.
        “Over the last year, Iran has lost the strategic initiative in Iraq,” one diplomat wrote in a cable, later released by WikiLeaks.
      But other cables sent warnings back to Washington that were frequently voiced by Iraqi officials they spoke to: that if the Americans left, then Iran would fill the vacuum.
      Ryan C. Crocker, the American ambassador in Iraq from 2007 to 2009, said that if the United States left again after the Islamic State was defeated, “it would be effectively just giving the Iranians a free rein.”
      But many Iraqis say the Iranians already have free rein. And while the Trump administration has indicated that it will pay closer attention to Iraq as a means to counter Iran, the question is whether it is too late.
      “Iran is not going to sit silent and do nothing,” said Sami al-Askari, a senior Shiite politician who has good relationships with both the Iranians and Americans. “They have many means. Frankly, the Americans can’t do anything.”
         
    • By Butifldrm
      It included 9 ministers, 12 deputies and 11 governors ... Integrity announces its full procedures within a month

       
      The Integrity Commission'spolicy is to detainarrest officials
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      Shafaq News / The Integrity Commission disclosed all its procedures in arrest and recruitment orders issued during the month of last November against ministers and their ranks with special degrees, indicating that orders were issued against (226) accused of them.
      The Commission's investigations department indicated that orders were issued to bring in (9) ministers and their ranks, including two current ministers and five previous ones, in addition to two previous ministers, explaining that the orders also included (12) members of the House of Representatives, including (10) members in the current session, In addition to a current deputy minister, (3) former agents and (2) two precedents.
      She drew attention to the issuance of arrest and recruitment orders against an existing governor, (11) ex-governors, (118) members of the current governorate council, (26) former members and (11) former members, explaining the inclusion of (32) general managers of those orders, including ( 19) Currently Director-General in the Ministries of Oil, Electricity, Education, Health, and Industry and the Sunni Endowment Bureau, and (11) Former Director in the Council of Ministers, the Baghdad Municipality, the Ministries of Higher Education, Scientific Research, Health, Municipalities, Public Works, Transport, and Industry, in addition to two former general managers in the Ministries of Health and Transport.
      The department confirmed that the total number of arrest and recruitment orders issued against the accused amounted to (256) orders, including (221) recruitment orders and (35) arrest warrants, indicating the implementation of (51) orders, while (68) defendants were referred to another investigation court and the trial court or To other investigative agencies.
      https://www.shafaaq.com/ar/سیاسة/شملت-9-وزراء-و12-نائبا-و11-محافظا-النزاهة-تعلن-مجمل-اجراءاتها-خلال-شهر/
    • By yota691
      Integrity: Fact teams follow the movement of money senior government officials
      Political  Since 03.04.2017 at 13:00 (Baghdad time)
      Baghdad balances News
      Integrity Commission revealed on Saturday that the prevention of the Department of Investigation of the teams followed the movement of senior government officials and monitor the funds expected to bribery in some cases governmental institutions.
      She Prevention Department of the Authority in a statement received / balances News / copy of it, it was "carried out in one month (135) a visit to a group government and private banks and the board of the Securities and the General Directorate of Traffic and the Registrar of Companies and public body was for taxes and Baghdad Chamber of Commerce and the Iraqi market for securities to match the installed information the disclosure of financial accounts provided to them by government officials charged with the duty of disclosure forms for their financial interests, "indicating that" the number of taxpayers who have been research and investigation and matching their assets amounted to (500) is expensive. "
      The circle to "do its teams to (30) visit to government agencies included the office of the Inspector General in the Ministries of Education, Interior and directorates general of passports public statements in sub-Kadhimiya and Adhamiya national card and conditions of New Baghdad, Sadr City, in addition to the directorates of education Karkh first, second and third, and equipment Karkh and breeding Rusafa first, second and civil education and vocational education. "
      Circle Amnesty said it was "carried out the anti-bribery teams of the Department of Prevention during the same period (24) field visit included some of the ministries of health and finance departments, labor and social affairs."
      The Integrity Commission has launched a page on its official spokesman (I'm an inspector) and called on all citizens, who have evidence and proof and documents available have about the existence of inflation is normal in other resources than doubted he enters the door of graft or exploit the career office, to report it across the page ( I inspector) the requirement to be unsubstantiated and the evidence (as possible) and to be a far cry from attempts miscarriage personal and targeting hopes of whistleblower Ajtnabhma.
      It is noteworthy that the Commission had referred the seven files from senior officials last year to eliminate the pretext of inflated money and graft was the most prominent deputies of the three Prime Minister and Minister of Justice and water resources, as well as the Mayor of Baghdad and former director of the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Office Alsabak.anthy 29 / D 24
    • By Luigi1
      Luigi asks...could Iraq greed & corruption weaken the IQD RV when it's our time to exchange?
      The In Country RV has been halted. Treat this article as a rumor. Not verified. Your opine.
       
       
      8-31-2017   Intel Guru RayRen98  An article surfaced indicating that PM Abadi was called on to "curb the depletion of hard currency" due to passport carriers of VISA's exchanging 1,200 dinar for $3,000 USD noting these are currency dealers, not basic travelers indicating in the loss of state funds. (Unless I'm misreading this article)  Let's see what tomorrow brings!
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