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The Brookings Institution lists the benefits of Iraqis from the American presence in the country!

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An article by the American Brookings Institution shed light on the new Iraqi government's engagement with the crises the country is going through, especially in light of the polarization taking place in the region, and the repercussions of Iranian-American tension.  

The authors of the article, who are both Sarah Iyad Allawi, a leader in the National Accord Movement, and Michael O'Hanlon, senior researcher at the Institute, that "the problems of Iraq now are more difficult than they were in recent years, after the United States assassinated Qasim Soleimani, the mastermind of the Iranian army in January / January, in addition to an Iraqi militia leader, the Iraqi parliament approved a non-binding decision that US forces leave the country. After the March 11 missile attacks in which two Americans and a British soldier were killed, the United States replied to the suspected perpetrator, a Iran-backed militia ".  

He added, "The American forces have begun to take precautions and to strengthen the sites better in a smaller number of protected bases, but the situation is still very charged, and it is not clear whether the government will now support the US military presence, in contrast to the decision voted by Parliament."  

He pointed out that "the American presence is very important for the Iraqis, as it is a counterweight to the Iranian presence and the Islamic State (ISIS), as the Americans help in Iraqi internal policies, especially sectarian divisions in the security forces, and they often remove tensions and a feeling of mistrust between them. This was It is true during the 2007-2008 surge, and with the escalation of attacks by the Islamic State during the comprehensive ban caused by the emerging COVID-19 virus, this concern has become acute again.  

He continued, "There are also important reasons for maintaining a close partnership between the United States and Iraq, and this became very clear in 2014, when President Obama, after celebrating the withdrawal of all American forces from Iraq in 2011, had to return them to confrontation with the Islamic State." Otherwise, the refugee flows to and outside Europe would have been much greater, and the major oil production centers near the Persian Gulf could have been exposed to a greater threat. "  

He noted that "the Islamic State and other terrorist groups pose a threat today, even if they no longer control territory in Iraq. They are publishing new tactics for small operations and rapid raids (rapid attack and flight) that take advantage of the security loopholes that resulted from the redeployment of Iraqi soldiers and police to ensure Citizens' compliance with the embargo due to the Corona virus, the role of US forces today is to support Iraqi soldiers and police in training and technical assistance rather than combat operations.  

What does US support mean?  

The article believes that "the continuation of American support in Iraq requires more clarity between Baghdad and Washington regarding the rules of engagement, as Iraq needs to do more to help protect American bases and other interests in the country, and the United States needs to limit any use of military force by One against those who might be subjected to its forces, and any reprisals, no matter how justified, should be taken only after consultation and agreement between the two governments. "  

He added, "The new Iraqi government also needs a strategy to weaken and remove militias backed by Iran and other private militias. They previously helped defeat the Islamic State, but they are also destabilizing forces, and militia fighters or small units capable of fighting in the forces can be recruited." Armed security, providing them with compensation and job opportunities for others. The ability to make progress on this front will be an important indicator of whether the new Iraqi prime minister can achieve stability in the country in a way that most of his predecessors could not achieve. "  

On the economic front, frustration over corruption and lack of job opportunities has produced massive demonstrations at the end of 2019, unlike what we have seen in recent decades. This was before the emerging epidemic of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and the associated drop in oil prices.  

It will take some time to recover from the current crisis, not to mention decades of corruption and mismanagement by the Iraqi elites, but al-Kazemi can buy time and support, by persuading parliament to pass laws to share oil revenues that allocate funds consistently and fairly throughout the country, with distribution Revenue is based on population in the governorates.  

 High unemployment is also a major problem, and is a major cause of many demonstrations throughout Iraq. Privatization of state-owned entities can help, if this is done fairly, and the legacy of state domination of the economy continues to hinder economic growth and job creation.   

 The demonstrators also demanded early parliamentary elections, and the government must set a date within a year. Before the vote, the government also needs to change the Electoral Commission and its sectarian quota-based system, with an election commission made largely of independent judges.  

After years of conflict and intensity, the two countries still need each other, and many can benefit from US technical and aid assistance. But nothing will require significant new resources. It may be possible to take advantage of these positives and enter into a more productive relationship and we hope that Baghdad and Washington will seize this opportunity.  

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US President Donald Trump has stated that he is taking the anti-malarial drug "hydroxychloroquine" to prevent corona virus, saying he was not infected with it, while he considered that this drug has an effect on infection.   

Trump said, in a press statement, followed by "NAS" (May 18, 2020), that he had been taking "hydroxychloroquine" about a week and a half ago, stating: "I asked the doctor, can I do it, which is a response. If you want it, please ... I take a pill One every day, no symptoms of Ali’s disease. ”  

Trump stated that he was subjected to a coronavirus screening test once every two days, indicating that all results were negative.  

The US president considered that there is a high possibility that the drug "hydroxychloroquine" has an effect on the Corona virus, asking: "What will you lose if you take this medicine?"  

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Activist from Wuhan reveals deception of the authorities: Corona told us not to infect!

2020.05.18 - 12:52

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A Chinese blog revealed on Sunday what it considered "misleading" of the Wuhan authorities to residents about the emerging corona virus, after it first spread to the city that later became the epicenter of the epidemic.  

The British newspaper "Daily Mail", followed by "NAS" (May 18, 2020), quoted the Chinese blogger, Fang Fang, as saying that "the Chinese authorities have told residents of Wuhan that the SK virus is not contagious."  

"Her brother, who teaches in the Huazhong Science and Technology Community, was the first to tell her that the virus is contagious, despite receiving information that it can be controlled and prevented," said Fang, 64.  

"Last December 31, the academician informed his sister of a suspected case of an unknown virus in Wuhan, and it wasn't long before the authorities announced that the virus was not contagious and was not transmitted from person to person, which caused residents to breathe a sigh of relief."  

"This disclosure comes at a time when China's chief medical consultant Zhong Nanshan warned that the country is still facing the great challenge of a second wave of coronaviruses," she added.  

In comments to CNN, he said that the authorities in Wuhan had withheld "basic details" about the scale of the crisis, with the spread of the virus at the beginning of the year.  

"Currently, the majority of Chinese are still vulnerable to HIV infection due to immune deficiency. We face a great challenge. We are not in a better position than other countries," Dr. Chung added, despite the significant drop in the number of infections detected daily.  

Blogger Fang, who was born in Nanjing but moved to Wuhan at the age of two, posted her notes on Chinese social networking sites, Weibo and Wei Chat, but the authorities quickly deleted them.  

In her memoirs, Fang described the stampede of face masks, food and supplies throughout the city, which has a population of about 11 million, as well as the state of panic in the population there.  

In early February, the blog described the dark scene inside the crematorium in Wuhan, and attached the article to a picture sent to her by a friend working in the medical sector, and this article has become the most read on her blog.  

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Khamenei covers Iran's crises by repeating a cylinder attacking America

 
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Tehran - The statements of the Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei emphasized the depth of the crisis that his regime has been living in since the start of the application of strict US sanctions and the outbreak of Corona virus and its loss to the most important engine of his country's activities in the region, as he re-launched "empty" threats to expel the Americans from Iraq and Syria in the framework of absorbing public anger Nothing else.

The Iranian leader’s comments came in which he said that the Americans would be expelled from Iraq and Syria in an attempt to divert attention from the depth of the internal crisis experienced by Iran.

Iraq and Syria are seen as the most widespread places for the work of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards after Lebanon and Yemen, where they have pro-militias operating in their agenda in the Middle East.

For Iran, the loss of Iraq and Syria is a major blow to the regime's plans in Tehran to enhance its influence in the region.

Observers consider that the changes taking place in Iraq after the formation of the new government headed by Mustafa Al-Kazemi have taken a great distance from the traditional Iranian influence in the country.

It is also seen that the developments taking place in Syria after the increase in Russian influence in it, as a sign of Iranian expansion.

Iran almost went to war with the United States when a US plane killed the march of the senior Iranian military commander, Qasem Soleimani, in Baghdad on January 3, which prompted Tehran to respond with missile strikes at a US base in Iraq a few days later.

According to the text of a speech the Iranian Supreme Leader made to the students and published on his website, Khamenei said that the actions of the Americans in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria led to their hatred.

"The Americans will not stay in Iraq and Syria and will be expelled," Khamenei said, without giving details.

US President Donald Trump said last month that he had ordered the US Navy to shoot any Iranian ships that were causing them harassment at sea, but he later added, saying he had not changed the rules of engagement for the military.

After Trump's statement, Major General Hussein Salami, commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, said the Islamic Republic would destroy American ships if its security in the Gulf was put at risk.

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Iran's Defense Ministry eyes Strategic Partnership with Iraq


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19th May, 2020


Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami underlined closer defense cooperation and strategic partnership with the new Iraqi government for regional security and stability.

In a videoconference with his new Iraqi counterpart Juma Anad Saadoun on Sunday, the Iranian defense minister emphasized the need for closer defense cooperation between Tehran and Baghdad to ensure regional stability and security.

Congratulating the Iraqi minister on taking office, Hatami said Iran is willing to provide all of its capacities for Iraq. "We seek to become strategic partners and turn our relations into a successful paradigm of cooperation."

The Iranian official also hailed the formation of the new Iraqi government on the basis of national consensus and in line with the interests of all Iraqi ethnic and religious groups.

Pointing to the historical, cultural and religious commonalities between the two neighbors, the Iranian general said, "Iran's principled policy is (support for) a united, independent and powerful Iraq with the participation of all ethnicities and religions."

He further wished the new government of Iraq success in fulfilling the national demands, improving the economic situation and fighting against the coronavirus, saying the Iranian Defense Ministry would donate a consignment of COVID-19 diagnostic test kits and other coronavirus-related medical supplies to the Iraqi Embassy in Tehran.

Hatami also invited the new defense minister of Iraq to pay an official visit to Iran.

In a telephone conversation with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi last week, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reaffirmed the country's commitment to supporting Iraq, saying Tehran will fully back the new Iraqi government to help it serve the interests of the Iraqi nation.

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Trump threatens the WHO to freeze funding again ... and the 30-day deadline


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05/19/2020 11:50:53
 
 
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday gave the World Health Organization (WHO) 30 days to make fundamental reforms, otherwise funding for it will be frozen and consideration will be given to suspending US membership.

In a message to the World Health Organization, Trump said that the organization had ignored reports of the outbreak of the Corona virus emerging in Wuhan in December 2019. "The World Health Organization has published misleading information about the Corona virus, especially as it is not transmitted between people," he added.

The US President confirmed that the World Health Organization had failed to publicly invite China to open an independent investigation into the source of the new Corona virus "Covid-19". He explained that the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, pressured the World Health Organization to say that the emerging coronavirus does not pose a threat to health in the world. The United States is the largest donor to the World Health Organization, with a financial contribution of about $ 450 million annually.

For weeks, the US president has accused the international organization of not issuing sufficient early warning about the deadly virus and of blindly driving behind China, which denies US accusations of covering up the scale of the epidemic when it appeared in Wuhan (central) late last year. On Monday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemned the World Health Organization's delay in taking a decision on granting observer status to Taiwan, noting that the organization's position confirmed Washington's accusations that it was being held hostage to China.

Pompeo said the WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanum Gebriusos, "deprived, by his independence, of the World Health Organization (WHO) from Taiwan's prestigious epidemiological experience and further harms the WHO's credibility and effectiveness at a time the world needs more than ever." Taiwan has achieved remarkable success in fighting the epidemic, with only 7 deaths and nearly 400 injuries recorded, despite its geographical and commercial proximity to the mainland, where Covid-19 appeared for the first time. The United States also accuses the World Health Organization of turning a blind eye to an early warning it received from Taiwan about the severity of the virus.
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Today, Turkey begins operating its giant dam on the Tigris River and near the Iraqi border

Today, Turkey begins operating its giant dam on the Tigris River and near the Iraqi border
 

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The Turkish government is scheduled to start today, Tuesday, the operation of the first turbines in the Elisu Dam on the Tigris River, southeastern Turkey, on the border with Iraq, which threatens the water sources in Mesopotamia.
 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced a week ago that Ankara would start operating one of six turbines for the Elisu Dam on May 19, which would reduce the amount of water reaching Iraq from the Tigris River.

According to Reuters, the dam, which the Turkish government decided to construct in 1997 to generate electricity, has displaced some 80,000 people from 199 villages. After years of pauses and delays, Turkey recently started filling the dam’s reservoir, which prompted activists to warn of the danger of the dam to Iraqi agriculture, as well as to thirst for millions of people. Since 2017, the water shortage in Iraq has led to measures such as banning the cultivation of rice and pushing farmers to abandon their lands, and the city of Basra has witnessed months of protests over the lack of safe drinking water. Along with the Euphrates, the Tigris River is a lifeline for many Iraqis, as the rivers feed many water stations, and their water is used to irrigate fields along their banks.

Iraq has been suffering, for years, from the low water levels of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, due to the lack of rain in the winter. The Elisu Dam is one of the largest dams built on the Tigris River, with a length of 1820 meters and a height of 135 meters and a width of two kilometers, and the area of its basin is estimated at 300 square kilometers. The Elisu Dam, if fully watered, will absorb approximately 20.93 billion cubic meters, and will generate 1,200 megawatts of electricity, making it the fourth largest dam in Turkey in terms of production capacity.

For its part, the Ministry of Water Resources confirmed that there is no negative impact from the operation of the Turkish "Ilisu" dam. "The necessary precautions have been taken and secure good water storage in dams and reservoirs, indicating that the water situation in the country is very stable, and there is no negative impact," said the adviser and spokesman for the ministry, Aoun Diab Abdullah, in a press statement. Now it has exceeded 54 billion cubic meters, which makes Iraq reassuring." Abdullah stressed that "Turkey is in the process of generating electricity from the dam will be the launch of larger amounts of water in the direction of Mosul Dam".

 

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Thousands displaced and threaten Iraq with thirst ... Turkey operates the "catastrophic dam"  
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The Iranian navy announces that it will continue its activities in the Gulf waters

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The Iranian navy announced today, Wednesday, that it will continue its activities in the Gulf waters despite the American warning of ships scattered in the Gulf waters, to stay 100 meters away from its warships.

The US notification, following a threat by President Donald Trump, came last month to target any Iranian ships harassing US ships.


The US Naval Central Command said the notice was intended to enhance safety, reduce ambiguity, and reduce the risk of miscalculation.

As for the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, they responded to Trump, threatening to destroy American warships if the Revolutionary Guards ’security was threatened in the Gulf.

Between 2016 and 2017, close skirmishes between American ships in the Gulf and Iranian military ships were common, but their pace declined during the past year, up to the April incident, as Iranian ships approached American ships in the Gulf. 

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Al-Kazemi issues a new directive on the curfew and orders it to be imposed without compromise


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On Wednesday (20 May 2020), Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi issued a new directive on the curfew, while ordering it to be imposed without compromise to protect citizens from the Corona threat.

The Information Office of the Prime Minister said in a statement, "The Higher Committee for National Health and Safety held its ninth session, today, Wednesday, headed by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, and its agenda was discussed on measures to combat the Corona pandemic and developments in the health situation in Baghdad and the provinces and the level of commitment to the curfew and the risks and repercussions Non-compliance in a number of regions. "

The Prime Minister stressed, according to the statement, "adherence to health protection guidelines and the implementation by the security services of their duties in imposing a curfew without complacency at the specified times and a comprehensive ban during the Eid al-Fitr holiday, and emphasizing the increase of awareness campaigns through the media."

Al-Kazimi called for "everyone's cooperation to avoid the increasing and spreading of the risk of injuries and exposing the health system to more pressures that exceed its design capacity, and affect the ability to provide treatment services for other conditions, such as chronic diseases and others." 

The council listened, according to the statement, to "a report submitted by the Minister of Health and Environment on the rates of infection, its chart, and cases of recovery and deaths, and noting that there has been an increase in infections that requires tighter measures to protect citizens from the risk of spreading the virus and warning against ignoring health tips and advice." 

The Supreme Committee discussed "a number of organizational issues and granting facilities to enter the materials and equipment needed for one of the electrical stations, provided that they are subject to health protection measures, and preventing the import of a number of agricultural crops because they are available in large quantities in the local market." 

The committee decided earlier to impose a comprehensive curfew for a period of 8 days starting from Friday, to ensure that there are no gatherings during the holiday period that allow the outbreak of the Corona virus. 

On Wednesday (20 May 2020), the Ministry of Health and Environment announced that 3 deaths and 113 new cases of coronavirus were registered in 11 governorates. 

The ministry stated in a statement that it had examined "5947 models, in all the specialized laboratories in Iraq, for this day, and thus the total number of samples examined since the beginning of the disease registration in Iraq would be 163,609." 

She indicated that her laboratories "recorded 113 injuries today in Iraq," noting that they were distributed as follows: "Baghdad / Rusafa: 32, Baghdad / Al-Karkh: 17, Medical City: 12, Basra: 24, Najaf: 2, and Sulaimaniya: 9, Erbil: 8, Karbala: 1, Kirkuk: 1, Wasit: 2, Babel: 1, Dhi Qar: 3, and Salahuddin: 1 ". 

She pointed out that she recorded "27 cases similar to recovery", explaining that it was distributed as follows: "Baghdad / Rusafa: 6, Baghdad / Al-Karkh: 25, Medical City: 5, Basra: 6, Karbala: 17, Kirkuk: 5, and Missan: 8" ". 

She was alerted to the recording of "3 cases, one in Baghdad / Rusafa, and two cases in Medical City."

She added, that the total number of "injuries, was 3724, the cases of recovery: 2438, those who lost: 1152, and deaths: 134".

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The US Treasury imposes new sanctions on 9 Iranian personalities, including a minister

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20th May, 2020

On Wednesday, the US Treasury announced the imposition of new sanctions on 9 Iranian figures, including a minister.


The ministry said in a statement carried by the agency "Sky News Arabia" that "new sanctions were imposed on 9 Iranian personalities, including the Minister of Interior."
 

On November 4, the US Treasury Department imposed new sanctions on Iran, targeting the son of the Iranian leader, Mujtaba Khamenei, and other Iranian figures close to Ali Khamenei, in addition to the General Staff of the Iranian armed forces.

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The US Treasury imposes new sanctions on 9 Iranian personalities, including a minister

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20th May, 2020

 

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US sanctions Iran interior minister for alleged protestor death orders


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20th May, 2020


The United States is implementing sanctions against Iran’s interior minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, accused of ordering lethal force against protestors when demonstrations against oil price hikes took hold of the country six months ago.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the sanctions at a press briefing on Wednesday, saying “we have reason to believe that he is the individual that gave orders in November 2019, authorizing Iranian police forces to use lethal force on peaceful protestors inside of Iran.” “His evil commands killed Iranian citizens,” Pompeo claimed.

Iran's nationwide protests began in November after state proposals to hike fuel prices by 300 percent angered a public already straining under the weight of US economic sanctions. Iranian authorities rapidly cracked down on the largely peaceful protestors with arbitrary arrests and use of lethal force.   Human rights groups estimated a protester death toll in the hundreds for the less than two weeks of protests, but Reuters reported around 1,500 people killed on the direct orders of Iran's supreme leader.

Interior minister Fazli came under criticism for an alleged, brazen admission at a parliamentary committee meeting that November protesters had been directly shot at, according to reformist outlet Emtedad's interviewwith lawmaker Mahmoud Sadeghi. When asked by Iranian parliament members why so many people were shot in their heads by security forces, Sadeghi claims the minister retorted, “we shot them in the legs too.”Fazli is one of the 12 Iranian individuals and entities the US announced in its newest round of sanctions. The move freezes any US-held assets of those blacklisted, and prohibits Americans from engaging with them.

The sanctions also target Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hassan Shahvarpour Najafabadi, Deputy Commander Ayoub Soleimani, and Law Enforcement Force Commander Hossein Ashtari Fard. With US-Iran tensions high since Washington withdrew from the landmark 2015 nuclear deal in May 2018, the US has targeted both specific senior Iranian officials and the national economy as part of its campaign of “maximum pressure” on Tehran

An Amnesty International report released Wednesday details 304 deaths at the hands of security forces during November's protests, most of which it said were “unlawful.” Amnesty says it believes the number of deaths to be higher.

The organisation also called once more for a United Nations Human Rights Council inquiry into Iranian security forces' use of lethal force against protesters in November. “The prevailing impunity afforded to the security forces allows the recurrence of lethal force to crush dissent,” said Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s Research and Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North Africa, in a statement released Wednesday. “In the absence of any meaningful prospect for accountability at the national level, we reiterate our call to members of the UN Human Rights Council to mandate an inquiry into the killings, and identify pathways for truth, justice and reparations,” said Luther.

Amnesty first issued a joint call in December alongside regional and international organisations for the UN Human Rights Council to take action against the state suppression of protests, and appealed for the council to launch an inquiry into the “deadly crackdown” against protesters in Iran.

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A glance into Sulaimani's foreign exchange markets


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Sulaimani's Shakawti Mala market is a hub for exchanging Iranian tomans into local currency. 

One of three exchange markets in the city, most of the money exchanged here goes to and from Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Dubai and China. 

It has been the main market for Iranian tomans since 1991. 

Local traders use Iranian counterparts to transfer money from Iran into US dollars. 

No cash is handed over at the market; instead, transactions are built on trust.  

"They [traders in Sulaimani] have accounts in Iran and tell their Iranian counterparts to transfer the tomans to their accounts, and they will transfer dollars,"  says Mohammed Haji Qadir, who has been trading at the market since 1991. 

"It is based on trust...everyone adheres to [the rules], otherwise they'd be kicked out of the market," he added.

Millions of dollars are traded at the markets every day. 

However, due to the instability of the Iranian currency, some traders lose everything. 

Fresh sanctions on Iran also affect the exchange rate, Qadir added. 

Syrian pounds are also exchanged locally, but their value has plummeted after years of civil war. 

The equivalent of $50,000 in Syrian pounds before the civil war is now only worth $1,900.


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Five files to be presented by Baghdad during its dialogue with Washington
 

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22nd May, 2020


Member of the Foreign Relations Committee in Parliament, Ala Talabani, confirmed that five files will be raised from Baghdad during its dialogue with Washington, stating that any agreement with the United States of America must maintain the balance of relations between Washington and Tehran in a way that serves the Iraqi interest.

Talabani said in a press statement followed by Alsumaria News, that Iraq will present five files during his dialogue with Washington in the middle of next June, indicating that "these files are the military and security coordination, the future of the American presence in Iraq, the arming and training of the Iraqi army, and the economic side, as well as Cultural issues, explaining that the understandings between the two countries will be military, economic and cultural."

he added, "The idea of a strategic dialogue between Baghdad and Washington is not new, but dates back to the period before the popular movement began in October 2019, which saw visits by high-level American officials to Iraq and their meeting with Iraqi officials, and presented them with the idea of holding joint meetings and writing a new agreement based on mutual cooperation. In several areas, in order to organize the post-salvation phase of terrorism."
 
Talabani added, "However, some political circumstances, regional tensions and possibly differences caused the postponement of the issue that was raised again before the formation of the current government, when the American ambassador in Baghdad delivered an official message from the US administration requesting the start of negotiations."
 
She drew a member of the Parliament's Foreign Relations Committee that "there are controversial points that may accompany the dialogues, especially with regard to the previous decision of Parliament to remove all foreign forces from the country, stressing the difficulty of agreeing on some issues."
 
She indicated that "the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs is not able to negotiate with the Americans alone without cooperating with the relevant authorities, because the ministry is in charge of implementing the policy that is drawn in the Council of Ministers," explaining that "the current Iraqi policy does not bias to a state against another, but seeks to maintain balance with everybody".
 
And she added that "any agreement with the United States of America must preserve the balance of relations between Washington and Tehran in a way that serves the Iraqi interest," stressing the need not to deal with this file with affection.
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Other: The coming days will expose the government's seriousness in dealing with the demonstrators file fairly


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22nd May, 2020


Considered the deputy for the Alliance of Jawers Jawad Hamdan, in the coming days, to expose the government's seriousness in dealing with the file of the protesters fairly.

Hamdan said, "The file of the demonstrators is entrusted to the Prime Minister, and whether he will adopt it as a priority or be postponed to another time according to the implementation of the government program,"considering that "the coming days will be enough to reveal the government's seriousness in dealing with the file of the protestors fairly."

And that "the government's work is still in its infancy, and it must set priorities for implementing these promises, and we hope that the government will make the demonstrators' file the most important, in addition to the corruption and accountability files that caused the waste of public money and security setbacks."

Hamdan called on the government to "initiate the fulfillment of the demands of the demonstrators by setting a timetable according to the priorities, because these demands are clear and not hidden from anyone," stressing that "Prime Minister Al-Kazemi has a direct and serious responsibility to uncover those responsible for obstructing the government program and implementing his priorities, among the most important of which is the demonstrators file." 

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Yo Snap - The Neighbors Are Doing A ‘Currency Swap’ For Their Reserves ! :o 


 

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The Turkish Central Bank receives $ 10 billion from a swap agreement with Qatar


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21st May, 2020


An analytical list of the financial position of the Turkish Central Bank stated on Friday that the bank received ten billion dollars from a currency swap agreement concluded with Qatar on Wednesday.

The bank announced on Wednesday that it had concluded an agreement to increase its agreement to exchange the currency with Qatar to 15 billion dollars from five billion dollars, which provided some of the much-needed external financing to boost the depleted reserves and support the Turkish lira.

Reuters reported last week that Ankara urgently appealed to Qatar and China to expand existing swap lines, the United Kingdom and Japan over the possibility of creating lines. Senior Turkish officials told Reuters on Wednesday that the talks were continuing.

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3 hours ago, DinarThug said:

Five files to be presented by Baghdad during its dialogue with Washington
 

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22nd May, 2020

Al-Kazemi calls Pompeo: preparations for a strategic dialogue between Baghdad and Washington

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On Friday, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi called the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, during which they discussed the files of economic, political and security cooperation between the two countries.   

A statement of the media office of the Prime Minister, "NAS", received a copy of it (May 22, 2020), that "Al-Kazimi discussed with the US Secretary of State the global economic crisis and its impact on oil prices, and its impact on the Iraqi economy, and ways to address the repercussions of that."  

"They also discussed preparations to start a strategic dialogue between the two countries," he added.  

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China takes advantage of the spread of Corona and buy "half the world"


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23rd May, 2020

 

Under the above headline, Vlad Smiraten, in the Russian newspaper "Komsomolskaya tributary", wrote an article about European concern about China's expansion in buying European companies, and Russian gains from waking up a dragon

The article says: The Chinese are buying everything they see. This is how Bloomberg experts described the situation in global markets

In the country that was the first to receive the blow of the Coronavirus, and thus the first country to recover from it, production is restored, and as a result, demand for crude increases

Currently, 117 giant tankers are moving towards Chinese shores. There is a possibility to empty up to two million barrels of oil at a time. According to "Bloomberg", this is the largest convoy of tankers traveling towards China

Cheap domestic raw refineries buy from all over the world: Brazil, Oman, Canada and Congo. Russian experts note the positive effect of waking the neighbor

The Russian economy, closely tied to oil, quickly responded to the growing demand for crude. Indeed, the colossal abundance of black gold was one of our main problems: no one was buying; And now, merchants say, there is no demand just for flying kerosene. Understandably, flights have fallen back to the 1950s

But crude oil is not the only thing that matters to the awake "dragon". As the leader of the European People's Party said in the European Parliament, Manfred Weber: "We see that Chinese companies are actively trying to buy European companies whose prices have fallen due to the Corona virus crisis

Weber called for a united Europe to stop the Chinese shopping process by imposing an annual ban on the sale of old world companies, until the coronavirus is defeated. And the German government agrees with it:Officials are ready to tighten rules to protect local companies from unwanted purchases by investors outside the European Union

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The World needs to go after China for their diabolical plan.  If we don’t hold them accountable and make them pay with harsh penalties they will just do it again.  They should be kicked out of the WTO, the WHO, and any other 3 letter World Organization that has rules its members are supposed to abide by.  China mocks the West for playing by the rules while they break and exploit them.  

 

 

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Weber called for a united Europe to stop the Chinese shopping process by imposing an annual ban on the sale of old world companies, until the coronavirus is defeated. And the German government agrees with it:Officials are ready to tighten rules to protect local companies from unwanted purchases by investors outside the European Union

 

 

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On 5/19/2020 at 12:53 AM, DinarThug said:

The Brookings Institution lists the benefits of Iraqis from the American presence in the country!

 

If they can’t see the benefit of an American presence after 20 years of defeating Iraq’s enemies then we should just take over the place and tell them tough.  Or just RV your Damn Dinar so we can get our Trillions we spent over there back.  BTW, they should pay every family that lost a son or daughter in that shiiiite hole.  And pay for all the soldiers who were wounded.  

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You have to watch those mascots, they will always get their pay back,  or pay butt


Roo’kie ! :o 

 

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Iran is issuing new warnings to "enemies in the region" and threatening to retaliate to defend itself


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23rd May, 2020


Iran, on Friday, issued a warning to the American forces present in the region, noting that any error in their accounts anywhere in the world against its interests will face a decisive response.

Iranian "Fares" news agency mentioned the statements of Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Mohammad Bagheri, who confirmed that Iran "has permanent information supervision on the conditions and movements of enemies, including the American terrorist army in the region and outside it."

Bagheri added saying: "There is no doubt that among them is the terrorist, adventurous and anti-human American army in the region and distant places, and we will not allow anyone to flex their muscles and stir up new temptations targeting the security, independence and territorial integrity and the threat of revolution and the Islamic system, and that any error in their calculations anywhere in the world against Iranian interests He will face a decisive response from us."

An Iranian military source has confirmed that the Iranian navy will continue its duties in the Gulf waters and the Sea of Oman regularly, and will not be affected by any instructions from foreign forces present in the region illegally. The United States of America issued a warning to stay 100 meters away from US Navy ships in international waters and the Strait of Hormuz.

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