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Currency auction is a big file of corruption
”If we leave all the files of corruption and focus on the files of the border outlets and the currency auction, we will return huge sums to the country’s treasury and provide a very important import for the coming budgets.”

 

Its time to stop the auctions and give real market value to the IQD.

 

Go dinar

Go RV

Go real market value 

Go $1:1.19

 

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3 hours ago, Laid Back said:

If we leave all the files of corruption and focus on the files of the border outlets and the currency auction

 

right on as usual LB ,

the border outlets and currency auction are hugh money makers for iran , it could be stopped but it will take some backbone and the ability to expose many to get it done imo heres hoping.... cheers

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10 minutes ago, 3n1 said:

 

right on as usual LB ,

the border outlets and currency auction are hugh money makers for iran , it could be stopped but it will take some backbone and the ability to expose many to get it done imo heres hoping.... cheers

Thanks for your input 3n1,

I agree with you my friend. I believe the Iranian regime is not going to survive when

the money from the daily auctions and border outlets stop.

Merry Christmas and all the best for 2020 to you and your family 

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"fines of nearly 250 billion dinars" = COST OF DOING BUSINESS + 10% SERVICE CHARGE FOR INCONVENIENCE..........CARRY ON.   :moneybag::moneybag::moneybag::moneybag::moneybag:

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12/23/2019 08:33
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Parties steal the rents of 70 properties in the green since 2003 .. and refuse to evacuate

Baghdad / Obelisk: A political source revealed, on Monday, December 23, 2019, that the heads of blocs and parties in force over more than 100 properties in central Baghdad have crossed, and that there are parties that operate buildings without a lease contract, asking the competent authorities to open this file immediately.

The source said in an interview with local media, that "there are calls to expedite the announcement of the results of the work of the Special Committee to follow up the state real estate file", calling "the House of Representatives and the Real Estate Department in the Prime Minister's Office and the State Real Estate Department at the Ministry of Finance and the Federal Financial Supervision Bureau and the Integrity Commission to present those results In front of public opinion without procrastination or procrastination. "

The source stressed the need to "quickly disclose the legal measures taken against the owners of those properties without legal justification, in order to preserve the public money, and the importance of paying the financial dues owed to them, as well as to announce these procedures to the public opinion transparently", noting that "the public prosecutor had previously demanded The investigation courts on the 30th of last October, by taking legal measures against the owners of those properties without legal justification, whether they are people, regardless of their position, or political parties.

The source revealed that "influential personalities of senior officials and leaders of political parties and current and former political blocs seized a large number of these properties, and in distinct locations", pointing out "the need to hold accountable officials who held high positions, prominent leaders, heads of parties, bloc leaders, ministers, members of parliament and advisers They overtook the properties belonging to the state without legal basis and occupied them from 2003 to the present time.

He continued, "The file included the real estate of the Green Zone and the Al-Jadiriya and Al-Qadisiya complexes, in addition to other properties outside the Green Zone." He explained that "there are more than 70 properties in the Green Zone, whose occupants did not enter into lease contracts and did not pay the amounts of their occupation at all, in addition to about 20 properties in The Lakes region in the Green Zone has not paid any job fees. "

He added that "the total of properties exceeded in the Al-Jadiriya complex exceeds 10 properties, in addition to the parties and their affiliated institutions occupying 10 properties outside the Green Zone that did not pay rental fees (the same), and more than 10 other parties overlooked the properties and occupied them without a contract or He paid a rental allowance, "explaining that" government officials and institutions have overlooked a number of properties in the Karrada Mariam area outside the Green Zone, as some of the properties allocated to government institutions have been overlooked and occupied by some people. "

The source called on "the House of Representatives to announce the results of the committee's work under the spotlight away from political pressure, and to disclose the entities and personalities who deliberately obstruct the committee's work and disclose the results of its work."

 

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http://almasalah.com/ar/news/184530/أحزاب-تسرق-إيجارات-70-عقارا-في-الخضراء-منذ-الـ2003-وترفض-الاخلاء

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A new video of a Lebanese minister talking about smuggling a billion dollars from Iraq to Lebanon

Baghdad / Obelisk: A new video clip shows, a Lebanese minister reaffirming the news of the smuggling of a billion dollars from Iraq to Lebanese banks.

This coincides with the demonstrations mobilized for weeks in Lebanon and Iraq, especially since Lebanon includes Iraqi money, some of which were transferred there in a systematic way and others diverted by smuggling and selling of currency.

A source in the Association of Private Banks in Iraq had spoken of hundreds of millions of funds in Lebanese banks belonging to the Iraqi government, where funds were deposited in the names of ordinary people close to the government, which should be audited for recovery not only in Lebanon but in other neighboring countries, based on the law No. 10 in 2012, when the Iraqi parliament established the Iraq Money Back Fund.

In September 108, the then Iraqi foreign minister, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, demanded that Lebanon return Iraqi funds earmarked for it dating back to the 1990s.

Al-Jaafari said during a joint press conference with his Lebanese counterpart, Gebran Bassil, that Iraq has complaints and demands regarding Iraqi funds that have been allocated in Lebanon, expressing his hope that the Lebanese government will deal with them according to "Al-Aidia".

Money belonging to Saddam Hussein's regime

In addition to the official Iraqi accounts, there is information about the existence of Iraqi accounts of figures close to Saddam Hussein deposited in the names of ordinary people in more than one country abroad.  

A billion dollars escaped by Barzani to Lebanon!

Last November, Wiam Wahhab, a former Lebanese Minister of the Environment, demanded that his country put its hand on a billion dollars', saying that Barzani escaped from Iraq.

Wahab spoke of a fake company, which he said was accused of money laundering.

“We have no right to Raymond Rahma (a Lebanese businessman) to file a case against the Mediterranean Bank,” Wahab said in a tweet via his Twitter account.

Wahab did not mention whether the company he means as a "fake company" is the IMS Oil Company itself, but the large amount is the same in the lawsuit against the bank and in the tweet of the Lebanese minister.

And Wahab explained the reason for the ability of the owner of the Cork Company to sue the bank, saying: "Because the billion dollars smuggled from Barzani's money looted from Iraq in the name of a fake company to Lebanon is subject to the money laundering law."

He called on the judicial authorities in his country to "move and put his hand on the process and seize this doubtful amount," as he put it.

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http://almasalah.com/ar/news/184437/فيديو-جديد-لوزير-لبناني-يتحدث-فيه-عن-تهريب-مليار-دولار-من-العراق-الى-لبنان

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 economic  During 2019..Integrity issues 4,000 arrest and recruitment orders, and returns 2.1 trillion treasury
 

During 2019..Integrity issues 4,000 arrest and recruitment orders, and returns 2.1 trillion treasury

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The Integrity Commission announced on Monday that it was able to stop the waste and seize the return of more than two trillion and 140 billion dinars during the current year, to the state treasury, while confirming the issuance of more than four thousand arrest and recruitment orders.

The head of the commission, Salah Nuri Agency, said in a statement reported by the official “Al-Sabah” newspaper and viewed by him / the information. Preventive and preventive measures and prevented their waste.

He added that "the value of the money that the authority was able to return to the state treasury after issuing judicial decisions between fining and reinstatement amounted to 410 billion dinars, while the money that was seized during the implementation of the seizures amounted to 37 billion and 468 million dinars."

The head of the commission pointed out that "the number of criminal cases presented for the current year amounted to 13,499 cases, of which four thousand and 725 are under investigation. As for those that were closed due to lack of evidence, they numbered 2971, and the number of those referred to other investigative bodies reached 105, while the case was referred to the trial court." , It reached 2,678 cases, and the number referred to the investigation court reached 2257 cases.

He stressed that "the percentage of cases presented was low and the reason is due to the cases that are under investigation and where obstacles and lack of completion of the investigation, which amounts to four thousand and 725, most of them are awaiting the results of the administrative investigation in the offices of public inspectors whose work has been suspended and the alternative to conduct an administrative investigation of these cases the legal department in the entity The concerned and this has a kind of negatives and delays. ”

And that "the commission, after the decision to cancel the offices of the general inspectors, has received all the cases, which is a tremendous amount throughout Iraq , and there is no place to absorb them that requires a long time spanning more than six months, and these files were not tampered with despite the existence of some attempts by some ministries to overcome them, But the picnic committees and the general inspectors were careful not to lose or destroy any of the files in the offices.

The president of the commission continued: "This year saw the issuance of arrest and recruitment orders amounting to four thousand and 544, of which five thousand and 694 were executed, and the number of cases that were referred by judicial order to other courts amounted to 817 cases." Ended / 25

https://www.almaalomah.com/2019/12/23/445221/

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Resolve a lawsuit for investors regarding the corruption of Una Oil contracts in Iraq

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The Australian engineering and construction giant CIMI has settled a class action lawsuit filed by investors over allegations of company executives' knowledge of corrupt behavior and the bribery scandal of its subsidiary Una Oil in Iraq that caused the company's main shares to plunge.

The Australian newspaper (WY) reported in his translation of the information: “The measures taken by the main company have failed to commit to disclosing the details of the bribery case and were involved in misleading measures by withholding information from the investors as the case claimed that also former executives Wal King and David Stewart, David Savage and Bill Wild have knowledge or knowledge of the dangers of an offshore subsidiary, Una Oil, operating in corrupt behavior to secure construction work in Iraq .

He added that "the case also included a lawsuit alleging that the former executives were aware of a 42 million dollar bribe paid to the Monaco-based company Unawil to secure an Iraqi pipeline contract that caused the company's main shares to drop 10 percent and decrease its total value in the market by more than a billion dollars."

The main company (CIMI) said it had reached a "conditional settlement agreement" with shareholders in the class action, as the cases were scheduled to be heard in court in March of 2020, with former executives called as witnesses.

Last month, the US Department of Justice revealed that Cyrus and Saman Ehssani, the two brothers who ran Unawale, pleaded guilty - along with another of the company’s CEOs for conspiring to facilitate bribery on behalf of multinationals to secure contracts in Africa and the Middle East.

It is reported that, according to the British Morning Herald newspaper, it was reported that Una Oil paid bribes through intermediaries amounting to $ 25 million to obtain the support of Iraqi officials between 2004 to 2012 and they are former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Higher Education later Hussain al-Shahristani and former Oil Minister Abdul Karim Laibi and the former General Manager of the Southern Oil Company, Diaa Jaafar al-Musawi, who became the Deputy Minister of 2015 and a senior oil official named Uday al-Quraishi. Ended / 25 z

https://www.almaalomah.com/2019/12/23/445326/

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Integrity: an arrest warrant for the former director of the Iraqi Bank for Trade

Integrity: an arrest warrant for the former director of the Iraqi Bank for Trade
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 December 26, 2019 1:04 PM

Mubasher: The Iraqi Integrity Commission revealed, today, Thursday, an arrest warrant issued against the former Director General of the Iraqi Trade Bank, TBI , against the backdrop of spending $ 60 million without adequate guarantees.

According to a statement today, the investigations department of the commission stated that the Najaf Criminal Court, which is competent to hear integrity cases, issued an arrest warrant against the accused in accordance with the provisions of Article (340) of the Penal Code; Enough.

And the department added that the banking facilities amounting to $ 60 million were granted, with the approval of the bank’s general administration in Baghdad, to a company to establish a cement factory in Najaf without adequate guarantees.

In June 2016, the authority recovered nearly two million euros to the state treasury, in light of violations committed by the bank in granting facilities to a private company to prepare meat and poultry.

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The former deputy, Jawad Al-Shuhaili, revealed the disappearance of 15 tons of gold in the Central Bank of Iraq.

Al-Shuhaili said in a press statement followed by "Al-Akhbariya", that "15 tons of gold have disappeared in the Central Bank of Iraq."

He explained, "I filed a lawsuit with the public prosecutor, and the Central Bank replied to me not to buy gold, but he acknowledged the existence of gold."

He added that "the time of buying gold took place during the presidency of Sinan al-Shabibi, and the loss came directly after it," noting that "the central bank closed the case without adequate investigation."

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2 hours ago, yota691 said:

"the time of buying gold took place during the presidency of Sinan al-Shabibi, and the loss came directly after it,"

 

Anyone smell al-Maliki, as he fired al-Shabibi right after this and installed his puppet al-Turki,

       as I remember.  I'll bet Iran gold reserves mysteriously increased at that time too. <_<

 
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Al-Rafidayn: We have identified the entities that impersonate the name of the bank, and we will take legal measures 

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The Rafidain Bank announced the diagnosis and identification of entities that impersonate the bank and use its name in its claim to grant advances to employees and retirees in cooperation with the bank and legal measures will be taken against them.

The media office of the bank said in a statement that it received / the information, a copy of it, “There are some consumer companies and associations and some smart card outlets and exchange offices claiming their dealings with the bank for the purpose of granting advances to them and trying to persuade employees and retirees and take advantage of the name of the bank by claiming to give them immediate advances in cooperation and coordination With the bank for fantastic amounts.

The statement added, "These people use social networking sites as a platform to achieve their personal goals and promote advances with the aim of trying to win and recruit the employee or retire in order to persuade him to grant the advance and inform him that it is granted in cooperation with the bank."

The bank called on employees and retirees to "not believe those who practice slander and lies and have been diagnosed and will be punished," noting that "the only and legal body that grants advances is the bank’s branches exclusively and that employees and retirees can apply for these advances by the bank’s branches in Baghdad and the provinces." Ended / 25

https://www.almaalomah.com/2019/12/28/446253/

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7 minutes ago, Half Crazy Runner said:

Who exactly, has the authority to stop the currency auctions permanently..?

Right question. 

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55 minutes ago, Half Crazy Runner said:

Who exactly, has the authority to stop the currency auctions permanently..?

 

47 minutes ago, ChuckFinley said:

Right question. 

 

Right answer: Davis 😀 :twothumbs:

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This is why IMO, this currency will never be revalued. Still hoping something happens but Iraq is being completely destroyed by corruption. This makes Mexico look like the United States and we all know how corrupt Mexico is. 

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2 hours ago, sxsess said:

This is why IMO, this currency will never be revalued. Still hoping something happens but Iraq is being completely destroyed by corruption. This makes Mexico look like the United States and we all know how corrupt Mexico is. 

 

 i understand what ur saying sxsess , on the other hand somethings we just dont know may be at play with iraq sounds like guru garbage lingo i know , they (iraq) had a full blown dictator ( Saddam ) and probably cant get much more corrupt than him , sure he'd murder anyone he caught stealing on the spot but iraq did have a internationally traded bankable Iqd with a value north of 2 bucks it was lowered with a few keystrokes on a keyboard and could be reinstated the same not sure who controls it the World Bank , IMF , iraq not moving - progressing in ways they were told to idk , just like no one does we're just speculating on a long shot as crazy as it seems with hopes of a positive ...cheers 

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It's a puzzle as to who is in charge of Iraq in general . Iraq is still under guardianship ,and I believe is not a sovereign nation . A sovereign nation must have complete control of its currency ,and obviously Iraq does not .  The US remains a huge presence in what goes down in Iraq ,more than any other country other than pesky Iran . We could level their mountains  if we wanted .

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Many of my brothers in arms are asking what the hell did we fight and die for in Iraq - TWICE ! ? !

 

We lost our friends, our loved ones and still more of us came home without our arms and legs ! We count many homeless among us, suicides daily and families dissolved. Back to back Administrations all but ignored us & a corrupt VA bureaucracy who cares very little.

 

( ...some VA centers do care to be sure, but what I hear from Vets, many many are inadequate around the USA ).

 

Look at Iraq NOW and tell us it was worth all our sacrifices now that it's plain to see we delivered Iraq to Iran ! ! !

 

THIS is OUR ANGER, THIS is OUR BETRAYAL ! 

 

This is what I hear from my MEN. I had hoped for something better that I might have used my $$$$ to help my friends; I wanted to do more for them - as the days go by the likelihood of that slip further & further away; if they have not already literally gone up in fire & smoke.

 

 I'll continue to do whatever I am able to do :salute: 

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Good post horsesoldier.  I appreciate you sharing your views about Iraq.   Many of us had similar thoughts about VN.  

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28 minutes ago, horsesoldier said:

Many of my brothers in arms are asking what the hell did we fight and die for in Iraq - TWICE ! ? !

 

We lost our friends, our loved ones and still more of us came home without our arms and legs ! We count many homeless among us, suicides daily and families dissolved. Back to back Administrations all but ignored us & a corrupt VA bureaucracy who cares very little.

 

( ...some VA centers do care to be sure, but what I hear from Vets, many many are inadequate around the USA ).

 

Look at Iraq NOW and tell us it was worth all our sacrifices now that it's plain to see we delivered Iraq to Iran ! ! !

 

THIS is OUR ANGER, THIS is OUR BETRAYAL ! 

 

This is what I hear from my MEN. I had hoped for something better that I might have used my $$$$ to help my friends; I wanted to do more for them - as the days go by the likelihood of that slip further & further away; if they have not already literally gone up in fire & smoke.

 

 I'll continue to do whatever I am able to do :salute: 

Well said...Hooah!!👍🇺🇸

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Horsesoldier your a great man! The military in this country is all I look up to, nothing else. I’m angry, but I can’t imagine your anger. I pray everyday for the guys like you and thanks to God for the men and women in uniform. I really wished this currency would revalue. But a revaluation wouldn’t come close to justify why we were ever in that hellhole in the 1st place. This ranks right there with Vietnam. WTF for????

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        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.”
         
    • By Butifldrm
      2019/07/24 11:37 Number of readings 115 Section: Iraq   Legal Committee: the judiciary demands lifting the immunity of 60 deputies libel suits and defamation
      BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The judiciary has called on parliament to lift the immunity of "60" deputies from slander, defamation and corruption cases, deputy chairman of the parliamentary legal committee Mohamed al-Ghazi said on Wednesday (July 24th, 2019). 

      Al-Ghazzi said in a press statement that the number of requests to lift the immunity of deputies and their introduction by the judiciary up to about 60 applications distributed between libel suits and defamation, "pointing out that" the Presidency of the House of Representatives referred these requests in the past to the advisers in the Department Oh ". 

      He explained that "there are 22 previous requests reached from the judiciary to parliament in the previous session has not been decided while in the current parliamentary session, the number of requests about 38 applications relating to defamation suits and another section of corruption and waste of public funds."

      "The new requests sent by the Judicial Council to the parliament require lifting the immunity of deputies accused of corruption until the completion of investigations and return to parliament in the event of acquittal of these charges against them." 

      The Supreme Judicial Council called on parliament to lift the immunity of (5) deputies for their involvement in corruption deals. 

      He called on the President of the Supreme Judicial Council Judge Faik Zaidan, the House of Representatives to lift the immunity of its members accused of corruption cases while taking executive duties, while stressing the cooperation between all organs in the fight against corruption. 

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      http://almasalah.com/ar/news/175414/اللجنة-القانونية-القضاء-يطالب-برفع-الحصانة-عن-60-نائبا-بدعاوى-القذف-والتشهير
       
    • By yota691
      Integrity: Fact teams follow the movement of money senior government officials
      Political  Since 03.04.2017 at 13:00 (Baghdad time)
      Baghdad balances News
      Integrity Commission revealed on Saturday that the prevention of the Department of Investigation of the teams followed the movement of senior government officials and monitor the funds expected to bribery in some cases governmental institutions.
      She Prevention Department of the Authority in a statement received / balances News / copy of it, it was "carried out in one month (135) a visit to a group government and private banks and the board of the Securities and the General Directorate of Traffic and the Registrar of Companies and public body was for taxes and Baghdad Chamber of Commerce and the Iraqi market for securities to match the installed information the disclosure of financial accounts provided to them by government officials charged with the duty of disclosure forms for their financial interests, "indicating that" the number of taxpayers who have been research and investigation and matching their assets amounted to (500) is expensive. "
      The circle to "do its teams to (30) visit to government agencies included the office of the Inspector General in the Ministries of Education, Interior and directorates general of passports public statements in sub-Kadhimiya and Adhamiya national card and conditions of New Baghdad, Sadr City, in addition to the directorates of education Karkh first, second and third, and equipment Karkh and breeding Rusafa first, second and civil education and vocational education. "
      Circle Amnesty said it was "carried out the anti-bribery teams of the Department of Prevention during the same period (24) field visit included some of the ministries of health and finance departments, labor and social affairs."
      The Integrity Commission has launched a page on its official spokesman (I'm an inspector) and called on all citizens, who have evidence and proof and documents available have about the existence of inflation is normal in other resources than doubted he enters the door of graft or exploit the career office, to report it across the page ( I inspector) the requirement to be unsubstantiated and the evidence (as possible) and to be a far cry from attempts miscarriage personal and targeting hopes of whistleblower Ajtnabhma.
      It is noteworthy that the Commission had referred the seven files from senior officials last year to eliminate the pretext of inflated money and graft was the most prominent deputies of the three Prime Minister and Minister of Justice and water resources, as well as the Mayor of Baghdad and former director of the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Office Alsabak.anthy 29 / D 24
    • By Luigi1
      Luigi asks...could Iraq greed & corruption weaken the IQD RV when it's our time to exchange?
      The In Country RV has been halted. Treat this article as a rumor. Not verified. Your opine.
       
       
      8-31-2017   Intel Guru RayRen98  An article surfaced indicating that PM Abadi was called on to "curb the depletion of hard currency" due to passport carriers of VISA's exchanging 1,200 dinar for $3,000 USD noting these are currency dealers, not basic travelers indicating in the loss of state funds. (Unless I'm misreading this article)  Let's see what tomorrow brings!
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