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18-11-2019 11:47 AM


Baghdad / News

The Karkh Court of Inquiry on Integrity Issues issued an arrest warrant with travel bans and seizure of funds of a member of the House of Representatives.

The Media Center of the Supreme Judicial Council said in a statement received by "Al-Akhbariya" a copy, that "the Karkh Investigation Court concerned with integrity issues issued an arrest warrant for MP Talal Zobaie with the prohibition of travel and seizure of movable and immovable property," pointing out that "the arrest warrant was issued based on the provisions Article 308 of the Penal Code.

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Secret documents published for the first time explain how Iran exercises power in Iraq


 2019/11/18 00:01:47


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The leaked classified Iranian intelligence documents on Monday showed how the regime in Tehran exercises power in Iraq through Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani, the New York Times reported on Monday.

The unprecedented leaks reveal Tehran's "tremendous" influence in Iraq, which shows years of hard work by Iranian spies to choose the country's leaders, pay the salaries of Iraqi proxies working for the Americans to change their positions and infiltrate every aspect of political, economic and religious life in Iraq. Iraq.

According to an Iranian intelligence cable, the current prime minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, worked in exile closely with Iran while Saddam Hussein was in power in Iraq.

The cable says Abdul Mahdi had a special relationship with Iran's Revolutionary Guards when he was oil minister in 2014.

According to the newspaper, one of the former senior US officials warned of his current downfall, "but no Iraqi politician can become prime minister without the blessing of Iran.

When he became prime minister in 2018, he was seen as a compromise candidate acceptable to both Iran and the United States.

It offers an extraordinary glimpse into the Iranian secret regime. They also detail the extent to which Iraq has fallen under Iranian influence since the US invasion in 2003, which has turned Iraq into a gateway to Iranian power, linking the geography of the Islamic Republic to domination from the shores of the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean.

According to the newspaper, the Iranian intelligence reports that were leaked confirms largely what was already known about Iran's firm grip on Iraqi politics. But far more than previously known reports reveal the extent to which Iran and the United States are using Iraq as a launching pad for spy games.

The reports highlighted the complex domestic policy of the Iranian government, where rival factions are grappling with many of the same challenges faced by US occupation forces as they struggle to stabilize Iraq after the US invasion.

The documents show how, at almost every turn, Iran has outperformed the United States in the competition for influence.

The archive consists of hundreds of reports and leaks written mainly in 2014 and 2015 by Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security officers, who were working in the field in Iraq.

According to the newspaper, Iraqi-Iranian meetings were held in dark alleys, shopping malls and Christmas camouflage parties, and documents show intelligence operations in order to take pictures of US soldiers and coalition forces against ISIS and gifts and buy receivables arrived to Kurdish security leaders.

The archives obtained include Iranian intelligence reports written in 2014 and 2015 by Iranian intelligence officers working in Iraq.

An Iranian intelligence report says former Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi "has a close relationship" with Iran.

Iranian intelligence reports show Tehran's goal is to keep Iraq from failing, stop the growth of Sunni militancy on the border with Iran, stop any civil war that makes Shiites its victims and prevent Kurdistan's independence, destabilizing the region while keeping Iraq as a satellite state.

The newspaper says Iran has wooed most CIA agents left behind by Washington in 2011 who feared retaliation and told Tehran everything they knew about CIA operations in Iraq.

Former CIA agents provided Tehran with information about the agency's secret sites, the names of hotels where the agency's foreign agents were staying, details of weapons and training, and the names of Iraqis working for the agency.

"The area around Jurf al-Sakhr has been cleared of terrorist agents, their families evicted, and most of their homes have been destroyed by military forces, uprooted palm trees and burned so that they will not be sheltered.

Lieutenant General Hatem al-Maksousi, head of military intelligence, carried a message to an Iranian intelligence official in Karbala.

The Iraqi intelligence official told his Iranian counterpart that the United States had provided Iraq with an advanced mobile phone eavesdropping program run by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's office. "I will put at your disposal all intelligence on it."

In an interview with the newspaper, al-Maksousi denied the authenticity of his cooperation with Iran, but a US official said that when Washington became aware of the Iraqi intelligence official's relations with Iran, it had limited access to sensitive information.

Iranian intelligence reports show that Tehran fears the growth of the US presence in Iraq after 2014 and one of the reports expressed Iran's fear of the growth of US activities in the skies of Iraq over its interests "These activities must be taken seriously"

Following the selection of Haider al-Abadi as prime minister, former Iranian ambassador Hassan Danny Farr called for an urgent meeting at the Iranian embassy in Baghdad, but as the meeting progressed, he was assured that Tehran had many of his ministers "in its pocket." Abadi described at the meeting as "British man and American candidate"

The Iranian ambassador in Baghdad was reviewing Abadi's cabinet ministers, describing Abdul Mahdi and Ibrahim al-Jaafari as having a "special relationship with Iran." That he is Sunni

According to Iranian intelligence documents, Qasim Soleimani asked Iraqi Transport Minister Baqer Jabr al-Zubaidi during a meeting in Baghdad to agree to open Iraqi airspace to Iranian planes to transport weapons to Syria.

According to one document, Baqer Solagh told an Iranian intelligence official that Soleimani came to him and asked that Iranian aircraft be allowed to fly over Iraq to Syria and put Solagh on his eye and told him "out of my eyes" "after Soleimani rose up and kissed me on my forehead."

The details of the Iraqi-American dialogues behind closed doors were routinely reaching Iran, the New York Times reported.

The newspaper says that one of the employees in the office of former Iraqi parliament speaker Salim al-Jubouri was a source of Iranian intelligence.

According to the newspaper, an Iranian intelligence report months after the arrival of Haider al-Abadi to the prime minister's chair shows the desire of the Iraqi prime minister for a secret relationship with Iran. Another report in January 2015 shows Abadi meeting an Iranian intelligence official named Boroujerdi without any third person.

According to another Iranian intelligence report, the Iranian intelligence officer told Abadi that Sunnis are homeless and their cities are destroyed and their future is unclear while Shiites can regain their confidence and that Baghdad and Tehran can benefit from this situation.

An Iranian intelligence report showed that a number of Iranian intelligence officers were outraged that Soleimani was photographed in Iraq because he played a leading role in military operations and that this increases the legitimacy of Americans, especially among Sunnis.سیاسة/وثائق-سرية-تنشر-لأول-مرة-توضح-كيف-تمارس-إيران-السلطة-في-العراق/

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Salim al-Jubouri responds to what was published about being one of his advisers as a leader of Iran's intelligence

Political | 12:27 - 18/11/2019



The former speaker of the House of Representatives, Salim al-Jubouri, on Monday, to what was published that one of his advisers a leader in the Iranian intelligence, according to the newspaper "New York Times".
Al-Jubouri said in a press statement that he was not aware that "one of his advisers is a leader of Iran's intelligence."
He added: "As an official it is normal to have relations with everyone," warning that "the documents published may carry with it a street tradition."
Jubouri continued: "We have question marks on the timing of the publication of leaked Iranian documents, which coincides with demonstrations and sit-ins in Iraq, and other demonstrations in Iran."
The New York Times, in cooperation with the Intercept, published leaked documents on Iran's "interference" in political action in Iraq, governed by a number of politicians, while noting that Tehran had "recruited"
"Salim al-Jubouri, despite being a Sunni, was known for his close relationship with neighboring Iran, but the leaks reveal that one of his senior political advisers. Known as Source 134832 - was an asset of Iranian intelligence," the report said.
"The source urged the Iranians to develop relations with al-Jubouri, to hinder US efforts to nurture a new class of young Sunni leaders in Iraq and perhaps to achieve reconciliation between Sunnis and Shiites."
"The source warned that Iran must act to prevent the speaker from slipping into a pro-American position, because one of the characteristics of Salim al-Jubouri is to make hasty decisions."

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Integrity thwarted an attempt to destroy corruption files at one of the canceled offices of general inspectors

Political | 10:39 - 18/11/2019




The Integrity Commission, on Monday, thwarted an attempt to destroy the files of corruption in one of the offices of the inspectors general, canceled, while referring the perpetrators of the attempt to the judiciary.
In a statement received by Mawazine News, the Investigation Department of the Authority said that it had received information through its private sources about an attempt to destroy corruption files, including documents and records of investigative committees, official communications, recommendations and original books through smuggling them through waste containers after being torn by hand. Destruction. "
She added, "It seized the files and priorities, and verified on what was destroyed, and the containers that were wanted to smuggle these priorities and files through the office building, and documented the details of the process video and photographic," explaining that "
The Integrity Commission announced in mid-October the details of its procedures in relation to documents, priorities and files of the offices of the general inspectors and the body to which those assets will be transferred. Ends 29 / p



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Pompeo: America will not stand idly by in the face of the suffering of Iraqi officials

Pompeo: America will not stand idly by in the face of the suffering of Iraqi officials corrupt

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 2019/11/18 13:58:36


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States will impose sanctions on "corrupt" Iraqi officials amid continuing demonstrations against Iraqi authorities across the country.

"We will not stand idly by as corrupt officials make the Iraqi people suffer," Pompeo told a news conference Monday evening at the State Department.

"The United States will use our legitimate authority to impose sanctions on corrupt figures who steal Iraqi wealth and those who kill and injure civilian protesters," Pompeo said.سیاسة/بومبيو-أمريكا-لن-تقف-مكتوفة-الأيدي-أمام-معاناة-العراقيين-من-المسؤولين-الفاسدين/

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His office: We challenge Iran and America to show any document that scratches Abadi's patriotism

Political | 06:30 - 18/11/2019



BAGHDAD (Reuters) -
The office of former prime minister and coalition leader Haider al-Abadi on Monday responded to a New York Times report on leaked Iranian documents, while defying the United States and Iran to highlight any document that scratched Abadi's patriotism.
In a statement to the New York Times on 18-11-1919 on leaked Iranian documents, Mawazine News received a copy of the report: "For history and for the public opinion, we make observations on what was raised in the New York Times report. "It is not based on submerged reports from obscure people, but on official documents supporting any report."
The statement added: "We challenge any country, including Iran and America, to show any document scratching nationalism and self-made Haider Abadi," pointing out that "strange that these leaked reports count Abadi on America, Britain or Iran, a testimony that he belongs only to Iraq." .
He said, "Abadi took power and Iraq is occupied and invaded by the forces of terrorism and a conflict between regional and international forces, and must manage the battles of liberation and sovereignty in all craftsmanship and nationalism to neutralize the conflicting forces and accomplish liberation in the best possible way, and it is self-evident to meet with officials of all countries to manage governance All these meetings are held in the presence of the competent state organs. "
He stressed, "What was reported about an alleged meeting with a person named Boroujerdi, we categorically deny the occurrence of such a meeting, and there is no such meeting in the schedule, and a person like the Prime Minister is inconceivable to meet and coordinate with a person in the rank of officer obscure !! It is a stupid and suspicious claim" .
Abadi's office pointed out that "leaked documents seem to be directed and leaked carefully in order to offend and fall in the war of agendas between countries, and it is noticeable that there is no mention in the documents of groups and known entities of these countries !!".
He pointed out that "Abadi had a meeting with the New York Times on 10-11-2019 and was not asked about this subject and did not mention in this interview or in other documents to leaked or any alleged meeting mentioned in the documents mentioned."
He pointed out, `` What Abadi accomplished by the power of the people was admired by the whole world, and everyone knows the state of the state when Abadi assumed responsibility in 2014 and how it became the day after his handover to power in 2018. Axis of what all the axes met against him to win elections and in the order of the equation of governance in 2018. "
He expressed "concern about the attempts of certain countries claiming to be neighbors and friendly to go beyond their intelligence services on Iraqi sovereignty, or to make Iraq's national issues part of the war of agendas and interests, and therefore we ask for clarification and position from this state on these allegations."

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Integrity: The dossier on state real estate will be high officials

Baghdad / Tariq Araji  
The Integrity Commission revealed that the file of the excess of state real estate, which was referred to the judiciary, will be long leaders of political blocs and senior officials, while asserting that the recruitment operations carried out by the judiciary will include 50 officials of the rank of Director General and above and the amount of more than one billion dinars and above .
 The head of the agency said in an exclusive interview with the "morning": These measures came as a result of the agreement between the Supreme Judicial Council and the Commission and the Office of Financial Supervision against the backdrop of a meeting chaired by the President of the Supreme Judicial Council Faeq Zidan in the presence of the President of the Commission on Integrity and the Office of Financial Supervision. He added that it was agreed to refer important cases to the judiciary as soon as possible, which includes senior officials from the level of Director General and above, noting that the value of excess of public money from one billion dinars and above, stressing that the Commission referred to the judiciary so far, 50 cases apply to them These conditions. He added: The Authority also referred during the past few days, the file of overtaking of state real estate by senior officials, revealing that this file will include some heads of political blocs overtaken by state property through the acquisition and control without right, noting that the move The file is under the jurisdiction now.
The Chairman of the Integrity Commission pointed out that the high coordination between the Authority and the Office of Financial Supervision and the Supreme Judicial Council, resulted in the development of a mechanism to activate the offices of the Prosecutor General, as the Office is headed by a judge and the membership of a team composed of the Integrity Commission and the Office of Financial Supervision, pointing out that this team and after its formation, He worked on the audit of contracts concluded in the ministries of electricity and health since 2003 until now under the supervision of the judge prosecutor general. The competent judicial bodies in a number of provinces of the country, including Baghdad, Nineveh, Salah al-Din, Maysan, Dhi Qar, Najaf, and Babylon, have issued various judicial rulings against senior officials were distributed between the orders of recruitment and the reservation of movable and immovable funds and travel ban in addition to imprisonment for some of them.
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The issuance of an order against the current minister and Iraqi officials



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 2019/11/19 04:30:24


The Integrity Commission announced on Tuesday the issuance of an order against the current Minister of Culture and officials in the province of Dhi Qar for the exploitation of the taboos of the Euphrates River.

The Authority said in a statement that it has issued recruitment to the officials listed below in accordance with article 6 of the Law on the exploitation of beaches:

1 - Abdul Amir Mayah Madi current Minister of Culture.

Khadija Jaber Mohammed, former deputy.

3 - Yahya Mohammed Baqer Nasseri former governor.

4 - Nasser Nasser Ghalib Atshan former mayor of Nasiriyah.

5 - Star Mahdi Jbara. Director of Al Gharaf Oil Field.

In addition to (six) other employees small job titles, as a result of their encroachment on the taboos of the Euphrates River, and constructed special recreational places.

The Commission announced in a second statement the issuance of an order against the Director-General of the former Health Department of Najaf; based on the provisions of Article (341) of the Iraqi Penal Code.

Referring to the details of the case it investigated and referred to the judiciary, the Investigations Department of the Commission referred to the issuance of an order to investigate the cases of integrity in the province of Najaf against the Director-General of the former Najaf Health Department; The order was issued based on the provisions of Article (341) of the Iraqi Penal Code; because of irregularities in the processing of medicines for cancer diseases during 2018.سیاسة/صدور-امر-استقدام-بحق-وزير-حالي-ومسؤولين-عراقيين/

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2019-11-19 | 09:34

From 2003 to 2016, currency auction sales totaled more than $ 410 billion. There are 40 private banks participating in the currency auction. Bank sales of currency reached $ 350 billion in 12 years. Private banks have smuggled sales out of the country. How much total Iraqi money smuggled? What about the central bank and private banks? For more information and details, see the figures, attached video.






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From 2003 to 2016, currency auction sales totaled more than $ 410 billion. There are 40 private banks participating in the currency auction. Bank sales of currency reached $ 350 billion in 12 years. Private banks have smuggled sales out of the country. How much total Iraqi money smuggled? What about the central bank and private banks? 

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Video: Economists call for activating banking supervision to reduce currency smuggling

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2019-11-19 | 06:55



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Expected calm, and huge funds paid by some private banks to influential parties, in order to dismiss files relating to the corruption of those banks, and the resulting smuggling, laundering and bleaching of funds.

The absence of banking supervision is a real threat to national economic security, and poses a threat to the national process, and this is a result of the continued depletion of funds Iraq at an auction sale gap currency leaking billions of dollars.

According to the reports of the committees concerned or disclosed by politicians, the sales of the currency auction amounted from two thousand and three to two and sixteen, more than four hundred and ten billion dollars ,. About 40 private banks participate in the sale window, 80 percent of which contribute to the smuggling of funds out of the country.

The figures released by former Finance Committee Chairman Ahmad Chalabi reveal that the US currency sales to private banks amounted to about three hundred and twelve billion dollars. While the money smuggled through the gate of private banks since the two thousand four and up to two thousand and thirteen valued at one hundred and thirty billion dollars.


Perhaps the most controversial deals, is the collusion of a private bank with another government smuggling about two billion dollars out of Iraq . A file has caused controversy in government circles, which pushes towards a campaign organized by the Anti-Corruption Council to eradicate the risk of currency smuggling and fill the gap of these banks.

You can view the full report in the video attached above.خاص-السومرية/325412/بالفيديو-خبراء-اقتصاديون-يدعون-لتفعيل-الرقابة-المص?src=rss&utm_campaign=rss&utm_source=Rss-articles&utm_term=Rss&utm_medium=Rss-325412

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Video: Private banks participating in the auction of the sale of currency

2019-11-19 | 09:34

From 2003 to 2016, currency auction sales totaled more than $ 410 billion. There are 40 private banks participating in the currency auction. Bank sales of currency reached $ 350 billion in 12 years. Private banks have smuggled sales out of the country. How much total Iraqi money smuggled? What about the central bank and private banks? For more information and details, see the figures, attached video.

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Banks don't smuggle currency,people do. These general statement reports always 

fail to name names. What happens next is extortion making for more corruption so

the names are not revealed. This keeps the circle of corruption and power going

round and round and round. It's just the way it's done.    imho 

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New recruitment orders extend to ministers, deputies and officials in Iraq

New recruitment orders extend to ministers, deputies and officials in Iraq
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 20 November 2019 11:05 AM

Direct: The Iraqi Integrity Commission, on Wednesday, the implementation of the order issued against the former Minister of Communications; against the backdrop of the issue of compensation during his tenure of the provincial council of Basra.

The Investigation Department of the Commission, according to today's statement, issued an order to bring the accused in accordance with the provisions of Article (331) of the Penal Code against the backdrop of the issue of compensation for damaged and stolen cars from the Basra Provincial Council.

The Chamber added that the competent court had already closed the case, but that the Directorate of Investigation of Basra, the discriminatory decision before the Criminal Court as a discriminatory, which in turn decided to return the case to the Directorate and rejected the decision to close, pointing to the implementation of the order of recruitment and release of the accused bail guarantor financial guarantee.

The Integrity Commission, in a separate statement, the issuance of orders against the current Minister of Culture, in addition to a former member of the House of Representatives and a number of officials in the province of Dhi Qar .

The commission said in a statement that the court investigating the integrity issues in the province issued a recruiting order against the Minister of Culture and a former member of the House of Representatives and the governor of Dhi Qar and the former director of the oil field Al-Gharaf, as well as a former mayor and six other employees .

She said the Department of Investigation, that the decision of recruitment was issued in accordance with Article 6 of the Law on the exploitation of beaches; for exceeding the taboos of the Euphrates River and building constructions in the form of resorts on the banks of the river .

In another INT statement, arrest warrants were issued against a number of local officials in Kirkuk .

The judiciary issued orders to bring the deputy governor of Kirkuk for technical affairs in accordance with the provisions of Article (331) of the Iraqi Penal Code.

The judiciary issued an order to bring another against former president of the University of Kirkuk and Associate Scientific President of the University and the Dean of the Faculty of Law and former head of the legal department at the university; based on the requirements of Article wisdom itself .

The Authority noted the issuance of an arrest warrant for 10 of the trustees of the old Kirkuk warehouse of the Petroleum Products Company who took over from 2015 to 2018, based on the provisions of Article (349) of the Penal Code .

On the basis of the Commission's investigations, the judiciary issued another arrest warrant against the former mayor of Dibis in accordance with the provisions of Article 322 of the Penal Code .

The Iraqi Integrity Commission, issued earlier this month, 60 arrest warrants and recruitment of deputies and local officials on charges of corruption and damage to public money .

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Others: We lose billions a year because of corruption

09:34 - 20/11/2019

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The MP of the Alliance of Sairon Riad Masoudi, on Wednesday, that the people will not be convinced only to fight corruption and sees the particular spoilers in prisons, pointing out that Iraq loses billions annually due to corruption, where licensing rounds and communications of the largest files of corruption rampant in Iraq .

Masoudi said in a statement to / information /, "Corruption withheld from Iraq foreign investment, where Iraq costs material losses and annually up to 35 billion dollars, and therefore the Iraqi arena is devoid of investors except the oil sector."

He added that "investment in the oil sector is conducted through licensing rounds, which is the largest file of corruption and the greatest scandals of previous governments, especially with regard to oil extraction, in addition to the file of communications, which is no less corrupt than licensing rounds."

He pointed out that "the Iraqi people will not be convinced by the Integrity Commission and the prosecution and the judiciary only if he sees to his or her involvement in corrupt prisons and the recovery of real money placed in a special fund, through which these funds are transferred to electricity services, schools and health facilities."

He explained that "the people can not be convinced only to fight corruption, where it will not satisfy the early elections or the dismissal of the government, as they do not equal the measures to eliminate financial, administrative and political corruption, which has produced all the problems we currently suffer." Finished 25 N

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2019/11/21 12:53
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Parliamentary calls for public prosecutions of large heads of corruption and the return of funds to the state treasury

BAGHDAD / Obelisk: The leader of the opposition National Wisdom Movement, Ammar al-Hakim, on Thursday, to open trials of large heads of corruption and the return of money to the state treasury.

Al-Hakim said in a statement to the obelisk that "developments in the political situation in Iraq and the region and the relations of the two neighboring countries and ways to strengthen them in all fields and demonstrations witnessed in the country, were the main themes discussed during our meeting with Turkish Ambassador in Baghdad Fatih Yildiz."

Hakim stressed, "the importance of investing public pressure to reform the general situation in the country and the need to restore the confidence of the Iraqi street through seriousness and non-procrastination in the implementation of the demands of peaceful demonstrators demanding reform and accountability of corrupt senior."

He called for "public trials of the heads of large corruption and the return of money to the state treasury," stressing "the commitment of political forces to the reform document signed by them."

He called on the three state authorities to "exploit this opportunity and work to implement its provisions within the specified time period."دعوات-نيابية-لمحاكمات-علنية-لرؤوس-الفساد-الكبيرة-واسترجاع-الأموال-لخزينة-الدولة

For his part, the Turkish ambassador expressed "his country's continued support for Iraq and its desire to strengthen relations and expand cooperation between the two countries to serve common interests."

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Malarki's head on a tin platter.  


18 minutes ago, Butifldrm said:

called for "public trials of the heads of large corruption and the return of money to the state treasury," stressing "the commitment of political forces to the reform document signed by them."


Thank you Butifldrm and Good morning DV  :D

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"Information" reveals the state holding Iraqi politician Izzat Shabandar

14:48 - 21/11/2019

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Information agency reveals the name of the country holding Iraqi politician Izzat Shabandar, who has withdrawn his passport.

A source told Al-Maalouma that "the state that has detained the politician Izzat Shabandar is the UAE, noting that the UAE authorities have withdrawn the Shabandar passport."

"Shabandar has been in custody for days and it is not known where he is being held nor the reason that led to it," he said.

Al-Mayadeen reported on Thursday that a Gulf state had detained Iraqi politician Izzat Shabandar five days ago.

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Iraqi Integrity issues recruitment orders against officials and members of the Council of Representatives

Iraqi Integrity issues recruitment orders against officials and members of the Council of Representatives
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 21 November 2019 02:26 PM

Direct: The Integrity Commission in Iraq, the issuance of an order against a number of officials, ministers, as well as members of the current House of Representatives.

The Commission, in a statement on Thursday, that the issuance of orders against the President and a number of members of the Kirkuk Provincial Council; in accordance with the provisions of Article (340) of the Iraqi Penal Code.

She pointed out that the Court of Inquiry on the Integrity Cases in Kirkuk issued recruiting orders, because the defendants received the salaries and allowances, despite their interruption.

The Commission revealed the issuance of a new recruitment order against one of the members of the current House of Representatives, on charges during the term of his presidency of the province of Nineveh, in addition to the former governor of Nineveh.

The Investigations Department in the Commission, has been issued an order to bring the deputy to deduct money from members and staff of local councils in the districts and districts of the Nineveh Provincial Council.

The Integrity Commission announced the issuance of two recruiting orders against the former Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, in addition to the former President of the University of Kirkuk, in the case of irregularities in the contract site project work portal University of Kirkuk.

The Commission also announced the issuance of an order against one of the current members of the House of Representatives Governor of Salah al-Din; for information substantiated by the audit report issued by the Office of the Inspector General in the Ministry of Health.

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Date: Edit: 2019/11/21 10:30  838 times read
Issuance of an order for the former Minister of Higher Education
BAGHDAD: The Integrity Commission, on Thursday, the issuance of orders to bring the former Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, in addition to the former president of the University of Kirkuk.
In its talk about the details of the case, the Investigation Department of the Commission pointed to the issuance of a court order to investigate the integrity issues in the province of Kirkuk to bring the former Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the former President of the University of Kirkuk, in the case of irregularities in the contract site project work of the University of Kirkuk .
The Chamber explained that the decision to bring in the case investigated by the Commission and referred to the judiciary, was issued in accordance with the provisions of Article (340) of the Iraqi Penal Code. is over
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Date: Edit: 2019/11/21 16:36  34 times read
Deputy reveals suspicions of corruption tens of billions of contract hospital in Baghdad
(Baghdad: Euphrates News) MP on the National Approach parliamentary bloc Hazem al-Khalidi, on the receipt of information concerning suspicions of corruption tens of billions in the province of Baghdad concerning the contract of the Numan Hospital and other suspicious contracts.
He said in a statement received (Euphrates News) a copy of it, "We have received information concerning suspicions of corruption tens of billions in the province of Baghdad concerning the contract of the Numan Hospital and other suspicious contracts."
He added: "In the light of the information received, we will visit the building of the province of Baghdad accompanied by a number of deputies to see the new contracting mechanisms for Asimel after the dissolution of the provincial councils and the absence of the supervisory role, news has proliferated that there are uniquely the capabilities of the state."
Al-Khalidi said, "It is our duty to assume the supervisory role on the governors and follow-up their work and mechanisms to follow up, indicating that the information we received confirmed the uniqueness of some corrupt parties to control the state's capabilities in the provinces." is over
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21-11-2019 10:31 AM


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The Integrity Commission, on Thursday, the issuance of orders to bring the former Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, in addition to the former president of the University of Kirkuk.

In a statement on the details of the case, the Department of Investigations in the Commission pointed to the issuance of a court order to investigate the integrity issues in Kirkuk province, the former Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the former President of the University of Kirkuk, in the case of irregularities in the contract Links on "Kirkuk University Portal.

The Chamber explained that "the decision to bring in the case investigated by the Commission and referred to the judiciary, issued in accordance with the provisions of Article (340) of the Iraqi Penal Code."

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      July 15, 2017       Image Members of the Popular Mobilization Forces, a mostly Shiite militia group, at their post at the Iraqi border with Syria.Credit...Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times BAGHDAD — Walk into almost any market in Iraq and the shelves are filled with goods from Iran — milk, yogurt, chicken. Turn on the television and channel after channel broadcasts programs sympathetic to Iran.
      A new building goes up? It is likely that the cement and bricks came from Iran. And when bored young Iraqi men take pills to get high, the illicit drugs are likely to have been smuggled across the porous Iranian border.
      And that’s not even the half of it.
      Across the country, Iranian-sponsored militias are hard at work establishing a corridor to move men and guns to proxy forces in Syria and Lebanon. And in the halls of power in Baghdad, even the most senior Iraqi cabinet officials have been blessed, or bounced out, by Iran’s leadership.
        When the United States invaded Iraq 14 years ago to topple Saddam Hussein, it saw Iraq as a potential cornerstone of a democratic and Western-facing Middle East, and vast amounts of blood and treasure — about 4,500 American lives lost, more than $1 trillion spent — were poured into the cause.
        From Day 1, Iran saw something else: a chance to make a client state of Iraq, a former enemy against which it fought a war in the 1980s so brutal, with chemical weapons and trench warfare, that historians look to World War I for analogies. If it succeeded, Iraq would never again pose a threat, and it could serve as a jumping-off point to spread Iranian influence around the region.
      In that contest, Iran won, and the United States lost.
      Over the past three years, Americans have focused on the battle against the Islamic State in Iraq, returning more than 5,000 troops to the country and helping to force the militants out of Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul.
          But Iran never lost sight of its mission: to dominate its neighbor so thoroughly that Iraq could never again endanger it militarily, and to use the country to effectively control a corridor from Tehran to the Mediterranean.
        “Iranian influence is dominant,” said Hoshyar Zebari, who was ousted last year as finance minister because, he said, Iran distrusted his links to the United States. “It is paramount.”
      The country’s dominance over Iraq has heightened sectarian tensions around the region, with Sunni states, and American allies, like Saudi Arabia mobilizing to oppose Iranian expansionism. But Iraq is only part of Iran’s expansion project; it has also used soft and hard power to extend its influence in Lebanon, Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan, and throughout the region.
      Iran is a Shiite state, and Iraq, a Shiite majority country, was ruled by an elite Sunni minority before the American invasion. The roots of the schism between Sunnis and Shiites, going back almost 1,400 years, lie in differences over the rightful leaders of Islam after the death of the Prophet Muhammad. But these days, it is about geopolitics as much as religion, with the divide expressed by different states that are adversaries, led by Saudi Arabia on one side and Iran on the other.
      Iran’s influence in Iraq is not just ascendant, but diverse, projecting into military, political, economic and cultural affairs.
      At some border posts in the south, Iraqi sovereignty is an afterthought. Busloads of young militia recruits cross into Iran without so much as a document check. They receive military training and are then flown to Syria, where they fight under the command of Iranian officers in defense of the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad.
      Passing in the other direction, truck drivers pump Iranian products — food, household goods, illicit drugs — into what has become a vital and captive market.
      Iran tips the scales to its favor in every area of commerce. In the city of Najaf, it even picks up the trash, after the provincial council there awarded a municipal contract to a private Iranian company. One member of the council, Zuhair al-Jibouri, resorted to a now-common Iraqi aphorism: “We import apples from Iran so we can give them away to Iranian pilgrims.”
        Politically, Iran has a large number of allies in Iraq’s Parliament who can help secure its goals. And its influence over the choice of interior minister, through a militia and political group the Iranians built up in the 1980s to oppose Mr. Hussein, has given it substantial control over that ministry and the federal police.
      Perhaps most crucial, Parliament passed a law last year that effectively made the constellation of Shiite militias a permanent fixture of Iraq’s security forces. This ensures Iraqi funding for the groups while effectively maintaining Iran’s control over some of the most powerful units.
      Now, with new parliamentary elections on the horizon, Shiite militias have begun organizing themselves politically for a contest that could secure even more dominance for Iran over Iraq’s political system.
      To gain advantage on the airwaves, new television channels set up with Iranian money and linked to Shiite militias broadcast news coverage portraying Iran as Iraq’s protector and the United States as a devious interloper.
      Partly in an effort to contain Iran, the United States has indicated that it will keep troops behind in Iraq after the battle against the Islamic State. American diplomats have worked to emphasize the government security forces’ role in the fighting, and to shore up a prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, who has seemed more open to the United States than to Iran.
      But after the United States’ abrupt withdrawal of troops in 2011, American constancy is still in question here — a broad failure of American foreign policy, with responsibility shared across three administrations.
      Iran has been playing a deeper game, parlaying extensive religious ties with Iraq’s Shiite majority and a much wider network of local allies, as it makes the case that it is Iraq’s only reliable defender.
          A Road to the Sea
      Iran’s great project in eastern Iraq may not look like much: a 15-mile stretch of dusty road, mostly gravel, through desert and scrub near the border in Diyala Province.
      But it is an important new leg of Iran’s path through Iraq to Syria, and what it carries — Shiite militiamen, Iranian delegations, trade goods and military supplies — is its most valuable feature.
      It is a piece of what analysts and Iranian officials say is Iran’s most pressing ambition: to exploit the chaos of the region to project influence across Iraq and beyond. Eventually, analysts say, Iran could use the corridor, established on the ground through militias under its control, to ship weapons and supplies to proxies in Syria, where Iran is an important backer of Mr. Assad, and to Lebanon and its ally Hezbollah.
      At the border to the east is a new crossing built and secured by Iran. Like the relationship between the two countries, it is lopsided.
      The checkpoint’s daily traffic includes up to 200 Iranian trucks, carrying fruit and yogurt, concrete and bricks, into Iraq. In the offices of Iraqi border guards, the candies and soda offered to guests come from Iran.
      No loaded trucks go the other way.
      “Iraq doesn’t have anything to offer Iran,” Vahid Gachi, the Iranian official in charge of the crossing, said in an interview in his office, as lines of tractor-trailers poured into Iraq. “Except for oil, Iraq relies on Iran for everything.”
        The border post is also a critical transit point for Iran’s military leaders to send weapons and other supplies to proxies fighting the Islamic State in Iraq.
          After the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh, swept across Diyala and neighboring areas in 2014, Iran made clearing the province, a diverse area of Sunnis and Shiites, a priority.
      It marshaled a huge force of Shiite militias, many trained in Iran and advised on the ground by Iranian officials. After a quick victory, Iranians and their militia allies set about securing their next interests here: marginalizing the province’s Sunni minority and securing a path to Syria. Iran has fought aggressively to keep its ally Mr. Assad in power in order to retain land access to its most important spinoff in the region, Hezbollah, the military and political force that dominates Lebanon and threatens Israel.
      A word from Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, Iran’s powerful spymaster, sent an army of local Iraqi contractors scrambling, lining up trucks and bulldozers to help build the road, free of charge. Militiamen loyal to Iran were ordered to secure the site.
      Uday al-Khadran, the Shiite mayor of Khalis District in Diyala, is a member of the Badr Organization, an Iraqi political party and militia established by Tehran in the 1980s to fight against Mr. Hussein during the Iran-Iraq war.
      On an afternoon earlier this year, he spread a map across his desk and proudly discussed how he helped build the road, which he said was ordered by General Suleimani, the commander of the Quds Force, the branch of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps responsible for foreign operations. General Suleimani secretly directed Iran’s policy in Iraq after the American invasion in 2003, and was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American soldiers in attacks carried out by militias under his control.
        “I love Qassim Suleimani more than my children,” he said.
      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.”
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