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2019/07/23 12:31
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The US Treasury explains the reasons for the inclusion of four Iraqis on the sanctions list

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The US Treasury Department revealed on Tuesday (July 23, 2019) that four Iraqi Iraqis, Ahmed al-Jubouri, Nofal al-Aakoub, Qado and Rayyan Chaldeani, were included in the US sanctions against human rights violators accused of corruption.

"The United States has taken action against four people in Iraq who are involved in serious human rights abuses or corruption," said Seagal Mandler, Treasury Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, in a statement to the US Department of State.

"We will continue to hold accountable those associated with gross human rights violations, including the persecution of religious minorities and corrupt officials who take advantage of their public confidence to store their pockets and hold power at the expense of their citizens," he said.

"There have been many actions related to the corruption and ill-treatment of these punishable individuals in areas where persecuted religious communities are struggling to recover from the atrocities committed by Da'ash, so today's sanctions demonstrate their solidarity with all Iraqis who oppose corruption and human rights abuses committed by employees And affirms the administration's commitment to support the restoration of oppressed religious communities in Iraq. "

The Treasury Department revealed the reasons for listing the four as follows:

Ryan Chaldean

"Ryan Chaldean was sanctioned for being a foreign person responsible for, or accomplices to, or directly or indirectly involved in serious human rights violations," the ministry said.

She noted that "Chaldean is the commander of the 50th Brigade. In May 2018, a video was distributed among Iraqi civil society organizations for human rights, in which Chaldean was cut off by a handcuffed detainee."

"The 50th Brigade is the main obstacle to the return of internally displaced persons to the Nineveh Plain and has regularly looted homes in Batnaya, which is struggling to recover from brutal rule," she said.

"The 50th Brigade reportedly seized and sold farmland illegally and accused the local population of intimidating, blackmailing and harassing women."

Kado promised

"Sanctions have been imposed on Qadu's promise that he is a foreigner, a leader or an entity official, including any government entity, who has been involved in / or committed serious human rights violations with respect to the leader or the official," the US Department said.

She noted that "Qado is the commander of Brigade 30. The brigade has extracted funds from the population around the city of Bartala, in the Nineveh Plain, through extortion, illegal arrests and kidnapping."

"Major General 30 has often detained people without warrants or fraudulent orders, and imposed arbitrary customs duties at checkpoints," she said.

According to the ministry, "local people claim that the 30th Brigade is responsible for committing horrendous crimes, including physical intimidation, extortion, theft, kidnapping and rape."

Nofal Hammadi Sultan

On the former governor of Ninewa, the ministry said, "Nofal Hammadi has been sentenced to the Sultan as a foreigner / current or former government official, or person acting for or on behalf of that official, who is responsible for, or who is involved in, Directly or indirectly in corruption, including the misappropriation of state assets or the confiscation of private assets for personal gain or corruption related to government contracts, extraction of natural resources or bribery. "

"The Sultan is the former governor of Nineveh After the ferry accident in Mosul, the center of Nineveh, which killed about 100 people, the Iraqi parliament removed the Sultan from office."

"The ferry, loaded with five times more than its capacity, was transporting families to an island on the Tigris when it sank," he said, adding that the Iraqi authorities issued an arrest warrant for the former governor, who fled shortly after the incident.

"In a letter addressed to members of parliament after the ferry incident, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi accused the Sultan of negligence and dereliction of duty and said there was evidence that the former governor was misusing the funds and misusing his authority."

"On March 27, 2019, the Ninewa investigation court said al-Akeb and several other officials were suspected of misuse of their powers and waste of public money." The Sultan has faced widespread corruption allegations since 1994. "


Ahmed al-Jubouri "Abu Mazen"

"Ahmed al-Jubouri was penalized as a foreigner who is a current or former government employee, a person acting on behalf of or in charge of or in charge of / or an accomplice in / who has direct or indirect participation Directly involved in corruption, including the misappropriation of state assets or the confiscation of private assets for personal gain or corruption related to government contracts, extraction of natural resources or bribery. "

She said that "Jubouri, also known as Abu Mazen, is the former ruler of Salahuddin in Iraq, and the current member of parliament, who participated in corruption."

Al-Jubouri was dismissed as a governor and sentenced to prison in June 2017 after being convicted of misuse of power and federal funds and taking over land for personal use.

"Jabouri is known to protect his personal interests by absorbing Iranian-backed agents operating outside the control of the state," she said. 

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I would have to agree. Iraq will never be free until the Iranian leadership is taken out. 

Great talk together and hopefully Trump talks to him about Monetary Reform taking place as soon as Saleh seats the next PM! Really liked what Saleh had to say as well, I pray he is not and Iranian sto

Maliki you can run but you can’t hide..... We are going to get you.!   Go USA 🇺🇸 Go Sanctions  Go battle against corruption  Go Justice  Go punishment 

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(Reuters) - The Central Bank of Iraq (CBE) has ordered official banks to freeze the accounts of four Iraqis in response to the US sanctions list. 
The US Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on four Iraqi people for human rights violations and corruption. 
The four defendants are Rayyan Chaldean and Qadu, leaders of the popular crowd, former governor of Nineveh province Nawfal Hammadi, and former governor of Salahuddin Ahmed al-Jubouri.

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On 7/23/2019 at 5:51 AM, Butifldrm said:

The US Treasury Department revealed on Tuesday (July 23, 2019) that four Iraqi Iraqis, Ahmed al-Jubouri, Nofal al-Aakoub, Qado and Rayyan Chaldeani, were included in the US sanctions against human rights violators accused of corruption.

 

Lets see here ,everyone who has followed iraq since 2003 knows its common knowledge ,  a foreign government has to expose blatant corruption and human rights violations , before the country they reside in will do a thing , not to be judgemental but i'm thinking iraq officials have no moral compass and have lost their way and thats putting it nicely ... man iraq has a long way to go to even have a resemblance of credibility imo how do you even trust them they are / were supposedly leaders but on the bright side at least they are doing something i guess ...........

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Iraq's Central Bank orders 'freeze' of US-sanctioned figures' assets

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ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Central Bank of Iraq has ordered all governmental financial departments and state-owned banks on Wednesday to “halt or freeze” the accounts of four Iraqi officials who have had US sanctions imposed on them, according to an official Bank order.


Four Iraqis, including two Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF, known as Hashd al-Shaabi in Arabic) leaders were sanctioned by the US Treasury for alleged corruption and human rights abuses, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced on July 18, 2019, in response to corruption and human rights abuses they committed upon “persecuted religious communities struggling to recover from the horrors inflicted on them” by Islamic State (ISIS).

Haitham al-Jabouri, head of Iraqi parliament’s finance committee, warned that these sanctions may precede another, much larger wave of sanctions on Iraqi officials, in an interview with al-Sharqiya News on Wednesday.

“There are some sources confirming that the US Treasury is preparing a list of 67 other Iraqi individuals to put sanctions on,” he said.
 

In the interview, Jabouri urged Iraqi parliament to condemn the recent sanctions order “to prevent the United States of America from interfering in Iraq's law.”

 

Iraqi MP Alia Nsaif collected 102 signatures from fellow parliamentarians on Saturday demanding Baghdad’s discussion and condemnation of the sanctions in parliament.

 

However, hesitant senior Iraqi leaders have failed to issue any response to the sanctions as of yet. Iraq’s Speaker of Parliament Mohammed al-Halbousi chose not to comment on the issue at Saturday’s parliament session, while Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said that Iraq is currently “investigating” the cause behind the US Treasury sanctions before it issues any response.


The sanctioned individuals include two Hashd al-Shaabi commanders - Rayan al-Kildani, leader of a Christian Hashd faction called the Babylon Movement, and Waad Qado, head of Hashd’s Shabak 30th Brigade.

Kildani and his militia have been accused of prisoners’ rights violations, the systematic looting of homes, the selling of confiscated farmland and the impeding of the return of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to the Nineveh Plains.

Members of the local population allege that Qado’s 30th Brigade has committed physical intimidation, extortion, robbery, kidnapping, and rape, and impeded the return of Christians.

Former Nineveh governor Nawfal Hamadi and former Saladin governor and current MP Ahmed al-Jabouri, both of whom are accused of corruption, also face sanctions.

An April 2019 investigation by Iraq’s Integrity Commission found almost $64 million had been embezzled from Nineveh’s coffers by employees close to Hamadi.
 
Jabouri was removed as Saladin governor and sentenced to prison in July 2017 for misusing authority and federal funds and appropriating land for personal use, though he has since been released. The Treasury also accused al-Jabouri of “accommodating Iran-backed proxies that operate outside of state control.”

In protests organized and attended by current Saladin governor Ammar Jabr al-Jabouri, supporters of Ahmed al-Jabouri chanted in defence of their “legendary leader” in the city of Saladin on Monday
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2019/07/25 20:44
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The Central Bank is freezing accounts covered by US sanctions

Baghdad / Al-Masala: The Central Bank of Iraq, on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, freeze and prevent any financial dealings with those covered by international sanctions. 
Last Thursday, the US Treasury issued sanctions on four Iraqi figures, Ahmed al-Jubouri, Rayyan al-Chaldani, Nawfal al-Akoub and Abu Jaafar al-Hatti.

 

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The Economist News Agency publishes a document issued by the Central Bank that includes a directive to freeze accounts covered by US sanctions .

The US Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on four Iraqi people for human rights violations and corruption.


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AMMAN - The Central Bank of Iraq froze on Thursday Iraqi political deposits and funds that were sanctioned by the United States a few days ago. 

A book issued by the bank, circulated to all banks and non-banking financial institutions operating in Iraq, disclosed the freezing of deposits and assets and the prevention of any financial dealings with those included in the list of recent sanctions issued by the US Treasury, which affected four Iraqi personalities, including the governor and parliamentarian And two are leading the popular crowd. 

The bank called on all financial authorities in Iraq to prevent the four of these currencies on the dollar, and to provide the Central Bank with their bank accounts and any other information of their own. 

And issued a few days ago a list of sanctions against the former governor of Nineveh, Noufal al-Akoub and parliamentarian Ahmed al-Jubouri, a leader of the alliance, "axis" on charges of administrative corruption.

The list included the names of leaders in the popular crowd, namely the promise of al-Qaddu leader of a faction of the Shabaks, and Rayyan Chaldeani, leader of the faction "Babylon", on charges of human rights violations in the province of Nineveh. 

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Iraq froze assets of leaders in the «crowd»

Saturday, 24 Dhu al-Qadah 1440 AH - 27 July 2019 AD Issue Number [14851]
 
 
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While the Iraqi Central Bank decided to freeze the assets of four people, including leaders of the two factions in the "popular mobilization," in implementation of the US sanctions, sources said that the figures and Iraqi parties linked to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, began to transfer funds to Iran, to avoid sanctions. 

The four who froze their money yesterday were: the commander of the '30 Brigade' in the Popular Gathering of Beniwa, the Shiite network of al-Qaddu, the Chaldean Christian leader of the '50th Brigade' in the 'buildup' of Benin, and the Chaldean governor, Ninev al-Aakoub, and the head of the current parliamentary bloc, Ahmad al-Jubouri. 

A source familiar with the details of what is happening in the circles close to Iran that "some of the figures loyal to Iran are moving strongly these days, to transfer part of its investments and funds to various regions and banks in Iran, to avoid the sanctions expected against them by the US Treasury.

The source, who declined to be named, told «Middle East», given the seriousness of the subject, «The atmosphere of anticipation and fear controls the personalities that follow Iran, and got a lot of money in recent years, by investing in the relationship pressure and blackmail Iraqi institutions, On projects and investments are mostly fake. As well as benefited from large-scale oil smuggling operations in Nineveh and Basra. 

The source notes that "many of these people are now aware that they are targeted by the American side and will later include a new wave of sanctions and believe that Iran is the only country where their money can be free of US sanctions. Most of the money comes out in different ways, , Because they can not be transferred through official banks ». 
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Supporters of Tehran in Iraq begin transferring their financial assets to Iran

Saturday, 24 Dhu al-Qadah 1440 AH - 27 July 2019 AD Issue Number [14851]
 
 
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Baghdad: «Middle East»
Most of the circles close to the figures and the Iraqi authorities associated with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards say that large numbers of them are now feeling a real danger to their interests and the movement of their funds in Iraq and some Arab countries, especially after the US Treasury sanctions that affected four figures, some of whom are known for their close ties to Iran On the grounds of corruption and violations of human rights: the commander of the "Major General 30" in the "popular crowd" in Beniwa, the Shiite network, the promise of al-Qaddu, the Chaldean Christian leader of the "50th Brigade" in the "crowd" in Beniwa also, Ryan Chaldean, Former Nofal al-Aakoub and head of the Al-Muhasr bloc Yabia present, Ahmed Jubouri.
The Central Bank of Iraq issued a circular yesterday to the rest of the banks and financial institutions on the lack of financial dealings with the four figures listed on what he called "international sanctions." "Your institutions should know the names on the list of international sanctions on 17-7-2019," the bank said in its circular. He added: "If any name has a deal or account with your institutions, it is frozen and prevent any financial deal with the bank, and prevent access to the currency of the dollar, and provide this bank with all bank accounts and any other information of his own.
A source familiar with the details of what is happening in the circles close to Iran that "some of the figures loyal to Iran are moving strongly these days, to transfer part of its investments and funds to various regions and banks in Iran, to avoid the sanctions expected against them by the US Treasury. The source, who declined to be named, told «Middle East», given the seriousness of the subject, «The atmosphere of anticipation and fear controls the personalities that follow Iran, and got a lot of money in recent years, by investing in the relationship pressure and blackmail Iraqi institutions, On projects and investments are mostly fake. As well as benefited from large-scale oil smuggling operations in Nineveh and Basra.
The source notes that "many of these people are now aware that they are targeted by the American side and will later include a new wave of sanctions and believe that Iran is the only country where their money can be free of US sanctions. Most of the money comes out in different ways, , Because they can not be transferred through official banks ». The US Treasury's targeting of four Ninewa figures (Ahmad al-Jubouri, born in Irqat, Nineveh) marks the start of the serious US-Iranian conflict in Iraq, given that Americans know that Nineveh was increasingly influenced by Iran's groups during and after the war. Organization (Dahesh) ». 
Dozens of demonstrators demonstrated in Ninewa yesterday to protest against the position of leaders in the Popular Gathering on the US sanctions list and Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi's decision to issue the brigade's 30 Brigade from the Nineveh plain.
According to the information obtained by Asharq Al-Awsat from reliable Iraqi sources, "there are other American lists on the way. It will reach dozens of Iraqi figures in the Shiite and Sunni areas, including political leaders and leaders of armed factions." The total number of figures that will include US sanctions amount to about 76 ». 
Moreover, in light of the government's silence on the sentences issued against the four individuals, as well as the imposition of sanctions against them by the CBI, a government official told Asharq Al-Awsat, asking not to be named or identified, that "the Iraqi authorities have in fact formed a committee A government that includes a number of advisers and experts, to follow up what was issued by the US Treasury, "noting that" an official position will be issued, after the Commission to collect information and the reasons for the American decision. " He explained that «parliament also formed a parliamentary follow-up committee for the same purpose».
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Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has been forced to comply with US will to confront Iranian influence in his country by revealing concrete measures against some of Iran's friends in Iraq, despite his attempts to disown himself.

Surprisingly, specialized Iraqi authorities have taken urgent decisions against local figures listed on US sanctions lists for suspicious links to Iran, raising widespread concerns among Tehran's allies.

The US Treasury Department has named the former governor of Salah al-Din Ahmad al-Jubouri Abu Mazen, the former governor of Nineveh, Nawfal al-Aakoub, the Christian leader of the Babylonian group in the popular crowd, Ryan Chaldean, and the commander of brigade 30 in the popular crowd. Jaafar al-Hattab, in a sectarian reference to his Shia, was on the sanctions list because of involvement in crimes against human rights and financial corruption that led to humane abuses.

While Adel Abdul Mahdi ordered an armed militia of the Popular Popular Forces, led by a close associate of Iran and controlling the ethnically mixed areas of Nineveh, to stop working immediately, the Central Bank of Iraq directed all government and private banks to freeze the assets of the four Iraqi personalities listed on the US sanctions lists, And to be careful to prevent them from obtaining the dollar currency, threatening offenders with actions up to the closure.

The Central Bank of Iraq, the highest monetary authority in the country, all government and private banks to freeze transactions with Iraqi personalities listed on the list of sanctions and the US Treasury, and told banks to know the names of the characters covered by US sanctions, and freeze their assets and stop dealing with them and prevent them from obtaining On the US currency.

He stressed the need to provide Iraqi banks with any information or financial documents and banking belonging to these personalities.

Senior political sources said: "These actions were taken under the direct guidance of the Iraqi Prime Minister, after receiving a clear American warning."

 

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The media office of the leader of the coalition of state law, Nuri al-Maliki, on Friday, a report published on foreign sites on the relationship of the former retired American general, saying that the purpose of implicating Iraqi personalities with the file of US sanctions.

"In reference to the allegations contained in the Daily Peace report published on 24 July 2019 under the title (Suspicious links of a retired general from the United States made it rain in Iraq ) , the office said in a statement received by Alsumaria News, : As far as the responsibility of Nuri al-Maliki , his legal adviser denies these allegations contained in the report in toto. "
 

"The repeated publication of the report multiple times at close intervals without a single document supporting its claims shows that it is intended to involve Iraqi national figures with the US sanctions file, which appears to be based on the principle of monopoly of power and the imposition of international tutelage on governments and independent political figures." 

"We are surprised by the local media, which rushed to publish these false allegations, which include political targets uncovered and not based on any official source or known legal status, without taking comment from the other party in the case according to the customs of the press profession, Open to fellow journalists and we never hesitate to answer and help with any information. "
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On Saturday, Rep. Of the State of Law Coalition, Naseef, returned a bill by the US Congress to the non-destabilization of Iraq as a step to make Iraq an American state, calling on the legislative, executive and judicial authorities not to remain silent.

Nassif said in a statement to Al-Maaloumah that "the US Congress's discussion of a draft resolution that allows the US president to punish what he sees as elements and personalities to destabilize Iraq is a blatant interference in Iraq's internal affairs and contrary to article 8 of the Iraqi constitution."

"This decision and the previous sanctions against Iraqi people are just an American attempt to make Iraq a US state governed by its laws, and therefore we must not remain silent and resolutely confront the Congress and the US presidency," she said.

"We have to shrink ourselves to the adults or to bow to them and stand up to them as we stood when we formed the government and America and others agreed to accept our Iraqi decision," she said. Ending / 25

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2019/07/26 22:01
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Maliki's office responds to a foreign report on the link to a US general: the goal of implicating Iraqi officials in the sanctions file

BAGHDAD - The media office of the leader of a coalition of state law, Nuri al-Maliki, on Friday responded to a report published on foreign sites about the latter's connection with a retired US general, saying it was intended to implicate Iraqi figures in the file of US sanctions.

"In reference to the allegations contained in the Daily Peace report published on 24 July 2019 under the title (Suspicious links of a retired general from the United States made it rain in Iraq) we would like to clarify the following: As far as the responsibility of Nuri al-Maliki His legal adviser categorically denies the allegations contained in the report. " 

"The repeated publication of the report multiple times at close intervals without a single document supporting its claims shows that it is intended to involve Iraqi national figures with the US sanctions file, which appears to be based on the principle of monopoly of power and the imposition of international tutelage on governments and independent political figures."

"We are surprised by the local media, which rushed to publish these false allegations, which include political targets exposed and not based on any official source or known legal status, without taking comment from the other party in the case according to the customs of the press profession, Open to fellow journalists and we never hesitate to answer and help with any information. "

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Moves in US Congress to pass law «Preventing Iraq's Stability»

Aimed at Iranian influence ... and the silence of a government in Baghdad
Sunday - 25 Dhu al-Qadah 1440 AH - 28 July 2019 AD Issue Number [14852]
 
 
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Baghdad: Hamza Mustafa
Two weeks ago, the United States continues to pass resolutions and laws aimed at curbing Iranian influence in Iraq. 

A few days ago, the US Treasury Department issued a resolution imposing sanctions on four Iraqi personalities, including two leaders of the popular crowd (Ryan Chaldean and Qadu), and the other former governors of Nineveh (Nofal al-Akoub) and Salaheddin (Ahmad al-Jubouri). Yesterday, the US House of Representatives approved a majority of the bill to "prevent the destabilization of Iraq". 

At a time when Baghdad formed a special committee was not announced to consider the decision of the US Treasury, especially as there are dozens of figures that are believed to have been covered by the procedures of the Treasury Department of the United States, the Central Bank of Iraq, and implicit reference of the government to approve the sanctions, Freeze the balances of these four figures.

And on the approval of Congress to renew the law «Preventing the destabilization of Iraq», asked the current MP in the Iraqi parliament, former Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Mohammed Shi'a Sudanese, in a tweet on Twitter, whether this decision «a new tutelage, or approved to make Iraq arena Clash with neighboring countries ». He considered the Sudanese decision «the right word is meant to be void». 

The law states that the US president "has the right to impose sanctions on any foreigner intending to deliberately commit any form of violence with a direct purpose or effect on the threat of peace and stability in Iraq or the government of Iraq, undermining the democratic process, Political or humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people. " 

The law also places the Secretary of State "in charge of preparing and renewing annually the establishment, maintenance and dissemination of a list of armed groups, militias or proxy forces in Iraq receiving logistical, military or financial assistance from the IRGC, as well as the practice of terrorism inside Iraq, Individuals on the list should be punished and if persons associated with certain terrorist organizations should be counted and punished. "

«Middle East» polled the views of a group of political and security concerns about the nature of this law, and the possible implications for it. "The law comes as a commitment by the US State, led by Congress, the parties, the President and the Vice President of the United States, to support the Iraqi state, to maintain security and stability," said Dr. Hussein Allawi, a professor of national security at Al-Nahrain College. , As a moral responsibility and a political alliance with the Iraqi state, and a political commitment to maintain security and stability after defeating the entity (calling) terrorist.

"The United States wants to make Iraq away from the US-Iran conflict and the ongoing escalation, so it will stand with the Iraqi government and the Iraqi people," Allawi said. "There is a new US strategy under President Donald Trump based on a solid alliance philosophy, This is the first time since the policy of former President George W. Bush, in which the United States of America to follow the strategy of a strong link, instead of the flex that followed the era of President Barack Obama, which greatly affected the position of Iraq in the US decision, "and pointed out that" And a larger part of it is the commitment of the United States to the stability of Iraq, politically, security and social ».

For his part, believes the security expert Saeed al-Jayashi, told Asharq Al-Awsat that "the law to prevent the destabilization of Iraq returns Iraq to the direct American influence in the structure of the political system, with a clear accounting capability." "If the law-making cycle is completed by the Senate and the White House, we will be in a completely new situation, through its implementation stages, which are more dangerous than the Iraqi Liberation Act passed by Congress in 1998," he said.

"It is expected that this law and its powers will have a high capacity to remove or undermine the United States of the characters, or to freeze companies and accounts and stop them and confiscate funds, while constantly undermining what it sees as a threat to the stability of Iraq, according to this law whose standards are unclear." He pointed out that «it is important that the government and state channels to review and discuss the reasons for moving the law now, despite the passage of two years to initiate legislation, as there may be a clear link to the escalating tension between Iran and America and the relationship with Iraq, and the possibility of being a clash area for them, In accordance with this law warns of a multi-directional escalation and areas ».

The head of the Center for Political Thought, Dr. Ihsan al-Shammari, said, for his part, in his interview with Asharq al-Awsat, that "this law, and after the vote by the US Senate, after its approval by the House of Representatives, will open the door for the President of the United States to take action "This law is a challenge not only to the current government, but is a challenge to the political forces to adopt a position consistent with the interest of Iraq, and a real challenge to the armed factions referred to by this law, and the shape of its relationship with Iran," noting that "The law allows the US president to intervene militarily in Iraq, Lah "This law is in line with the strategic agreement between Iraq and the United States, one of which guarantees the American forces the right to intervene militarily against everything that destabilizes democratic governance in Iraq."

He pointed out that «the law went through many stages, as there seems to be an American concern about the owners of weapons in Iraq, and therefore it will entail many things, in terms of the inclusion of those close to Iran on the list of US terrorism, and I do not rule that the separation between this law And the strategic agreement that allows the United States to intervene militarily, if it is found that democracy in Iraq is threatened, and therefore the possibility of military intervention may be contained in the event that some parties turned Iraq into a land of friction, threatened the political process or tried to violate Iraq's sovereignty or democratic system .
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Fatah: Abdul-Mahdi implements US Treasury sanctions and withdraws the crowd from the Nineveh Plain
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The Fatah Alliance attributed Saturday the decision of the Prime Minister, General Commander of the Armed Forces Adel Abdul Mahdi, to the withdrawal of the 30th Brigade of the Popular Bloc from the Nineveh Plain areas to include Major General Waad Al Qaddo in the list of US Treasury sanctions and Washington's pressure on Abdul Mahdi.
"The withdrawal of the popular crowd from the Nineveh Plain is a major security risk and could lead to the return of terrorist gangs to the Mosul again," said coalition member Mohammed Karim, pointing out that "US Treasury sanctions and Washington's pressure on Abdul Mahdi to withdraw the popular crowd from Nineveh Plain, Of Major General Abu Jaafar al-Hattabi, one of the figures on the list of new sanctions. " 

He added that "the areas of the Nineveh Plain need to remain popular crowd because they have sufficient information about the geography of the military area and are able to repel all sudden attacks," calling for "Abdul Mahdi to abandon the decision to withdraw the crowd from the Nineveh Plain and not move the pieces of the crowd from areas centered at the time of foreclosure "He said. 

On Thursday, Al-Fateh alliance considered the decision of the Prime Minister-General of the Armed Forces, Adel Abdul Mahdi, to withdraw the 30 brigade of the popular mobilization body from the Nineveh Plain areas as dangerous and the capital would fall Baghdad, while advising Abdul Mahdi to retreat from the decision to withdraw the popular crowd from its areas and not to risk The security of the country.
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The US Congress is moving to pass a law to prevent the destabilization of Iraq .. Baghdad is silent

Political 09:28 - 28/07/2019

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Two weeks ago, the United States continues to pass resolutions and laws aimed at curbing Iranian influence in Iraq.
A few days ago, the US Treasury Department issued a resolution imposing sanctions on four Iraqi personalities, including two leaders of the popular crowd (Ryan Chaldean and Qadu), and the other former governors of Nineveh (Nofal al-Akoub) and Salaheddin (Ahmad al-Jubouri). Yesterday, the US House of Representatives approved a majority of the bill to "prevent the destabilization of Iraq.
At a time when Baghdad formed a special committee was not announced to consider the decision of the US Treasury, especially as there are dozens of figures that are believed to have been covered by the procedures of the Treasury Department of the United States, the Central Bank of Iraq, and implicit reference of the government to approve the sanctions, Freeze the balances of these four figures.
On the approval of Congress to renew the law "Preventing the destabilization of Iraq," questioned the current MP in the Iraqi parliament, former Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Mohammed Shiaa Sudanese, in a tweet on Twitter, whether this decision, "a new tutelage, or approved to make Iraq arena Clash with neighboring countries. " He considered the Sudanese decision "a right word is meant to be false."
The law states that the US president "has the right to impose sanctions on any foreigner intending to deliberately commit any form of violence with a direct purpose or effect on the threat of peace and stability in Iraq or the government of Iraq, undermining the democratic process, Political or humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people. "
The law also places the Secretary of State "in charge of preparing and renewing annually the establishment, maintenance and dissemination of a list of armed groups or proxy forces in Iraq receiving logistical, military or financial assistance from the IRGC, as well as the practice of terrorism inside Iraq, Punish individuals on the list and if persons associated with certain terrorist organizations should be counted and punished. "
"The law comes as a commitment by the US State, led by Congress, the parties, the president and vice president of the United States, to support the Iraqi state and to maintain security, Stability as a moral responsibility and a political alliance with the Iraqi state, and a political commitment to maintain security and stability after defeating the terrorist entity.
"The United States wants to make Iraq away from the US-Iran conflict and the ongoing escalation, so it will stand with the Iraqi government and the Iraqi people," Allawi said. "There is a new US strategy under President Donald Trump, This is the first time since the policy of former President George W. Bush, in which the United States is accustomed to follow the strategy of a strong link, rather than the flex that followed the era of President Barack Obama, which greatly affected the status of Iraq in the US decision.
He pointed out that "American interests are great in Iraq, and part of it is the commitment of the United States to the stability of Iraq, politically, security and social."
For his part, believes the security expert Said al-Jayashi, told Asharq Al-Awsat that "the law to prevent the destabilization of Iraq re-Iraq to the direct American influence in the structure of the political system, with a clear accounting capacity."
"If the law-making cycle is completed by the Senate and the White House, we will be in a completely new situation, through its implementation stages, which are more dangerous than the Iraqi Liberation Act passed by Congress in 1998," he said.
"It is expected that this law and its powers will have a high capacity to remove or undermine the United States of the characters, or to freeze companies and accounts and stop them and confiscate funds, while constantly undermining what it sees as a threat to the stability of Iraq, according to this law whose standards are unclear."
He pointed out that "it is important that the government and state channels to review and discuss the reasons for the current law, despite the passage of two years to start legislation, as there may be a clear link to the escalating tension between Iran and America and the relationship with Iraq, and the possibility of being a clash area for them, In accordance with this law warns of a multi-directional escalation and areas. "
The head of the Center for Political Thought, Dr. Ihsan al-Shammari, believes that "this law, after the vote by the US Senate, after its adoption by the House of Representatives, will open the door to the President of the United States to take additional punitive measures against Iran."
He pointed out that "this law is a challenge not only to the current government, but is a challenge to the political forces to adopt a position consistent with the interest of Iraq, and a real challenge to the armed factions referred to by this law, and the relationship with Iran," noting that "the law allows the President to intervene Militarily in Iraq, to protect it from any influences that undermine the democratic process. "
He pointed out that "this law is in line with the strategic agreement between Iraq and the United States, one of which guarantees the American forces the right to intervene militarily against everything that destabilizes democratic governance in Iraq."
He pointed out that "the law went through many stages, as there seems to be a concern of the Americans about the arms owners in Iraq, and therefore it will entail many things, in terms of the inclusion of those close to Iran on the list of US terrorism, and I do not rule that the separation between this law And the strategic agreement that allows the United States to intervene militarily, if it is found that democracy in Iraq is threatened, and therefore the possibility of military intervention may be contained in the event that some parties turned Iraq into a land of friction, threatened the political process or tried to violate Iraq's sovereignty or democratic system ".that Taha 29 / a 43

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Legal: Iraq is not obliged to implement US sanctions

09:34 - 28/07/2019
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The legal expert Ali al-Tamimi said on Sunday that Iraq is not obliged to apply the US sanctions imposed on some personalities, noting that the commitment of the Central Bank of these sanctions came as a result of America's control of the dollar, where can not convert the dollar or circulation names of persons imposed sanctions, Together with a spider web.

Al-Tamimi said in a statement to Al-Maaloumah that "the Central Bank of Iraq deals with the dollar and the output, every entry and exit of this currency is through the US Treasury as it controls its currency in other countries," noting that "the funds of persons imposed sanctions, If the dollar, and the central bank is obliged to freeze the assets of those characters if they are in dollars. "

He added that "America and through the law (Magnetsky), it prevented the people who imposed sanctions on them from entering the country in addition to the control of the funds of these people," noting that "America can not interfere with Iraqi judicial procedures because it contravenes Articles 1, 2 and 3 of the Charter of Nations United Nations on the sovereignty of States ".

" Iraq can not abide by US sanctions, especially since it has not been issued by the Security Council or the United Nations, and therefore the sanctions imposed by the United States on some figures can not be complied with by Iraq, except for the central bank in respect of the dollar," he said.

Al-Tamimi pointed out that "all banks and banks are linked to the network spider, where America knows where to go their dollars and how to convert them, which makes these banks obliged to apply sanctions in relation to the dollar." End 25 n

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Thanks 6ly410- - Very , Very much!

 

This article proves the behind the scene impact that the US government has had on the Iraqi government 's economic transition from that a dictatorship- ruled faux empire to that of a free- functioning society.

 

Articled posted during the past three (3) weeks outoine a strong  annd consistent change of Iraq's current economis position toward a stable and free functioning government.

 

In addition to this extremely powerful article - recent statements regarding the positive improved relations between Kurdistan and Baghdad, the completion of article140, statements from the IMF, stability in the price and quantity of  oil production, and the long-term market rate stabikity of the IQD - despite periods of extreme internal and d ternal economic duress since 2014 - all  point to a positive change in status and position of the IQD and the Government Of Iraq in tbe international ang global community..

 

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1 hour ago, Bunk said:

The Us Congress DID something??? :lol: What do You know.

 

They wouldn’t have done it.......................... if it wasn’t for ...............

THIS! :bagofmoney: :eyebrows:

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Because of the law to prevent the destabilization of Iraq .. Araji describes Iraqi politicians superficial

Political | 12:49 - 28/07/2019

 
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The former deputy prime minister, Bahaa al-Araji, on Sunday, Iraqi politicians superficially because of the law to prevent the destabilization of Iraq. 
"The media uproar that took place during the last two days on the law to prevent the destabilization of Iraq, which is rumored that the US House of Representatives has approved, a proof of the superficial political Iraq and not follow the Iraqi issue only through means Media, while the fact of the matter is that this law was voted by the US House of Representatives two years ago, but the Senate did not ratify it, and therefore was put again before the House of Representatives, which has not voted so far, and in the case of voting it will need a vote Another in the Senate and then authenticated a Presidency of the United States. "
He added that "the escalation of tension between the United States of America and the Islamic Republic of Iran is the reason for re-deliberation of the law again as such a law will deter the armed factions cooperating with Iran on the targeting of US interests in Iraq."

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