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KRG FINANCE AND ECONOMY RUNS FIRST CURRENCY EXCHANGE



Government brings in $500,000 as a result

 

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SULAIMANI — After announcing plans to do so earlier this month, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Finance and Economy Ministry ran a currency exchange on Wednesday (September 23) in Erbil city.

A source told NRT Digital Media that $35 million ($41.9 billion Iraqi dinars) was exchanged.

“The [finance and economy ministry] received 122,800 Iraqi dinars for each $100,” the source said who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media, noting that the public treasury took in 600 million Iraqi dinars ($501,000) as a result.

From now on, if any money that is the government’s property and enters the Region, including oil money, it will be exchanged like that,” the source added.

On September 19, the ministry said it would exert greater control over the exchange of US dollars and Iraqi dinars in the Kurdistan Region, taking over responsibility for currency auctions from the Central Bank of Iraq.

The move comes as part of an effort by the KRG to capture more internally-generated wealth through stricter enforcement of taxation and fee collection.

The government is facing a severe budget shortfall and is unable to pay its full public sector wage bill amid low oil prices and budget dispute with Baghdad. 

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30 minutes ago, JonnyV said:

We can only hope Spartakus.  These moves that they are making only shows is that an RV/RI is eminent.  The boobs in Baghdad cannot be trusted. 

      Boobs? C'mon ,man. The first part of your staement negates the second  part.

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34 minutes ago, JonnyV said:

The boobs in Baghdad cannot be trusted. 


And Have There Ever Been A Bigger Pair Of ‘Boobs’ Than Maliki And Al-Sadr ? :o 
 

 

Let’s Ask Pitcher  ...

 

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And Staying ‘Abreast’ Of Other News Involving ‘Support’ ...

 

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Group / 7 supports the extension of the debt freeze
of Group / 20

 

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25th September, 2020
 


On Friday, G7 finance ministers backed an extension of the G20 initiative to reduce bilateral debt burden for the world's poorest countries, but said it should be revised to improve implementation.

In a long joint statement, the G7 ministers of advanced economies said they “deeply regret” some countries’ moves to avoid participation by classifying SOEs as commercial lenders.

The ministers also recognized that some countries will need more debt relief in the future, and urged the G20 group of major economies and the Paris Club of creditors to agree on clauses by next month's meeting of G20 finance ministers. 

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the Paris Club of creditors to agree by next month's meeting


And This Year’s Paris Club Meeting Will Once Again Be Taking Place At The Paris Hilton ! :o 

 

 

And Who Hasn’t Ever Spent A Night In The Paris Hilton ...
 

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And Who Hasn’t Ever Spent A Night In The Paris Hilton ...


Oh Crap - There’s Pictures ? :o 

 

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Industry: a plan to establish five industrial cities

 

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25th September, 2020


Today, Friday, the Ministry of Industry and Minerals announced a plan to create five industrial cities.

The advisor at the Ministry of Industry, Ammar Abdullah, said, "The ministry has a plan to establish five industrial cities," pointing out that "there are three industrial cities that have reached their final stages, and also there is a joint economic industrial zone with the Jordanian side that only needs to support the infrastructure of water and electricity." As well as fuel from the Ministry of Electricity, and also the Ministry of Oil."

Al-Jubouri added, "These five industrial cities are integrated, and it may be owned by industrial or industrial projects in four governorates in Najaf, Basra, and Dhi Qar, and there are two industrial cities; one in Anbar and the other shared with the Jordanian side." He pointed out that "the Minister of Industry and Minerals, Manhal Al-Khabaz, directed in more than one meeting the formations to bypass the bureaucracy and to facilitate the affairs of the private sector in a very large way and even his door is open to receive investors, and he also has meetings with the Federation of Industries, as well as owners of capital and investors, owners of industrial projects, and even In industrial development, there are many facilities for industrialists for the purpose of taking a license, and there are also great facilities in the process of obtaining a trademark.

Al-Jubouri added that "the investment operations have been re-examined, re-evaluated, and the new guiding principles re-established to facilitate the investment process in the Ministry of Industry and Minerals.  More than 158 opportunities were granted this year, while in 2018 there is one investment opportunity." For his part, the economic expert, Omar Al-Bayati, called on Friday for the need to involve the private sector in the Iraqi investment law, while noting that the bureaucratic overlap between ministries caused the stopping of investors. 

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Economic Specialist Calls For The Cancellation Of 90% Of Private Banks In Iraq

 

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26th September, 2020


The specialist in economic affairs, Dargham Muhammad Ali, confirmed that the number of private banks is hundreds of times greater than any country in the economically larger country than Iraq without having any developmental role. Simple on the country's economic movement.

Ali said in a press statement followed by Al-Mustaqilla today, Saturday, that “the expansion of granting licenses to establish banks made them stores that were established to acquire shares of the Central Bank’s auction without having any developmental or credit impact on the country's economy.”

He added that "canceling the licenses of 90 percent of private banks will not affect the economic movement in the country in a simple way, but will have a positive effect and not the opposite."

He expressed his surprise at the economic feasibility of this expansion in granting bank licenses, instead of urging the existing ones to increase their capital and to exercise real credit roles in support of the development movement in the country.

He continued, "The new central bank administration is required to correct the course of the banking system and make it a real contributor to development by encouraging specialized banks and directing funds towards societal reform, clean energy and small projects instead of competing for shares of the currency auction.

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Al-Rasheed Bank Grants A Grace Period Of (3) Months To Pay The Employee Advance Payments

 

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26th September 2020
 


Al-Rasheed Bank announced that it has granted a grace period of (3) months to pay the beneficiaries' installments from the employees' advances.

The media office of the bank stated in a statement that Al-Mustaqilla received a copy of it today, Saturday, that the payment of installments starts from the fourth month after receiving the advance, provided that the interest is deducted only without the installment, noting that the bank had previously decided to grant resident employees their salaries at the bank up to (10) advances. Millions of dinars.”

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Finance gives good news to employees and retirees about September salaries

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26th September, 2020


A source in the Iraqi Ministry of Finance revealed, on Saturday, that the salaries of this September are fully secured with the ministry.

The source told Shafaq News Agency, "The salaries of employees and retirees for the month of September are fully secured through the availability of financial liquidity."

He added that "the delay in the payment of salaries is due to technical problems with the technology of transferring funds from the central bank to the account of ministries, institutions and state departments in banks." 

The source pointed out that "the banks will start launching and disbursing the salaries of employees at the end of this week by sending a notice from the finance to the designated banks to release the salaries of employees and retirees."

Iraq has been struggling to secure the salaries of employees and retirees for months, due to the decline in oil prices in global markets due to the Corona pandemic.

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Anti-corruption campaign ... MP sets a date for the removal of "senior corrupt persons"

 

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26th September, 2020


Deputy Manar Abdel-Wahab confirmed, Saturday (September 26, 2020), that the anti-corruption campaign launched by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi is still continuing, and will soon oust the most corrupt, according to her saying. 

Abdul-Wahab said in an interview with (Baghdad Today), "The Prime Minister continues the anti-corruption campaign and will not stop it, and soon he will cut the wing of the corrupt to overthrow them in the courts in order to hold them legally accountable."

She expressed "her hope that the political blocs will provide support and assistance to Al-Kazemi in his campaign against the corrupt, so that he can complete a method in eliminating corruption." And stressed, "the need to continue the anti-corruption campaign to recover all the money that was stolen from the country, especially those who support him in this campaign, as well as that Iraqi citizens are waiting a lot from Al-Kazemi, and this is what makes it imperative for us to support him."

She explained, "If the demonstrations continue to demand more reforms and fight corruption, the government will be a positive pressure factor, but unfortunately some of the demonstrators did not go out for this matter, but for the purpose of obtaining an appointment, and indeed they got what they wanted and stopped demonstrating."

The spokesman for the Prime Minister, Ahmed Mulla Talal, revealed on Tuesday (September 22, 2020) the steps and mechanisms for the work of the Anti-Corruption Committee headed by Lieutenant General Ahmed Abu Ragheef, while he confirmed that the names published on social media sites are required to eliminate cases. Corruption, inaccurate.

"The Anti-Corruption Committee, headed by Abu Ragheef, will not eliminate the role of the rest of the institutions responsible for combating bureaucracy in government institutions, and it will not target specific names or specific personalities to the extent that it relies on files on corruption cases," Mulla Talal said at a press conference in Baghdad.

He added that "there are attempts to distort the work of the committee or broadcast rumors about preventing the travel of officials or talking about the escape of officials." He continued, "The government will not reveal any names now before the investigations are completed, and the names of personalities published on social media are inaccurate, and you will hear real names soon."

Since the announcement of the Permanent Committee to Combat Corruption and Important Crimes, Iraqis have been awaiting the committee's moves to investigate major corruption files, headed by Lieutenant General Ahmed Abu Ragheef, who confirmed that the tasks of his committee go beyond major cases and work under the supervision of the Supreme Judicial Council.

To this day, the arrest of the former head of the National Retirement Authority, Ahmed Al-Saadi, and the director and owner of the "Key Card" Baha Abdul-Hussein, is the most prominent, at a time when government sources report the arrest of 6 senior officials, in addition to preventing former officials from traveling, but members of the Council Representatives see the moves so far ineffective. 

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Parliamentarians: Al-Kazemi's steps to prosecute the corrupt are officially and popularly welcomed

 

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Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi's steps in pursuing the corrupt, mafias, and political blocs are seeking to rescue those involved in their followers.

Parliamentarians affirmed the need to include corruption whales with arrest warrants, which are reported by the investigation committee of major corruption files, praising the remarkable success of the Al-Kazemi campaign and the apparent turmoil among the ranks of the corrupt and the forces that support them.

Social media was flooded with calls for the prime minister to send the Anti-Corruption Commission to all governorates, and to arrest the thieves of public money there. 

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I told her not to spend it now.” Baghdad sends more than 300 billion dinars to Erbil

 

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Saturday (September 26, 2020), an informed government source revealed that the central government has sent more than 300 billion dinars to the account of the Central Bank of the Kurdistan Region, allocated for salaries for the region's employees. 

The source said in an interview with (Baghdad Today), "The Ministry of Finance sent an amount of 320 billion dinars and placed it in the central bank branch in Erbil with the accounts of the Kurdistan Regional Government." And, that "Baghdad did not give the regional government a notice of disbursement, so that it can disburse the salaries of employees in the federal government as a first step."

He added that "after paying the salaries of employees in Baghdad, the notification will be given to disburse the amount of 320 billion dinars allocated for the salaries of employees in Kurdistan, after the entire regional government takes up the sums and revenues it gets from the sale of oil and the proceeds of the outlets and other internal revenues, where the total number of salaries is 895 billion." JD and distribution will start in the middle of this week. " 

He pointed out that "the Kurdistan Regional Government decided to distribute salaries this month by reducing the deduction rate to 18% instead of the previous rate of 21%, after its internal revenues." 

Today, Saturday (September 26, 2020), the Parliamentary Finance Committee revealed the reason for the Ministry of Finance's failure to pay the salaries of all employees for the current month of September. 

The reporter of the committee, Ahmed Al-Saffar, said in an interview with (Baghdad Today), "The information that we received from sources close to the Ministry of Finance, that technical technical problems in transferring funds from the Central Bank to banks caused the delay in paying employees' salaries for the current month of September."

And on the existence of a lack of financial liquidity, he stressed, "There are no problems with financial liquidity and financing, and that the financial loan is sufficient for the ministry to pay the salaries of the current month and perhaps even next month."

An informed source in the Ministry of Finance stated, on Friday, that the Ministry of Finance is refraining from releasing the salaries of employees of all ministries, while he disclosed that the salaries of employees of the self-financing departments have been stopped. 

The source said in an interview with (Baghdad Today), "The Ministry of Finance refrains from releasing the salaries of all ministries' employees for the month of September, without knowing the reasons behind this."

On the other hand, a source confirmed, "To stop paying the salaries of the employees of the self and central financing departments and from all banks without exception, while they are awaiting the arrival of financing and special notification from the Ministry of Finance to start the distribution process."

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Pictures: NASA announces a sudden geographic development in Iraq


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The American space agency NASA said that after years of drought in Lake Habbaniyah, located in the Anbar province, west of Baghdad, the water level in the lake witnessed a sudden rise, according to images captured by satellites.

 

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In the first picture, Lake Habbaniyah appears in a picture taken in 2018, with a low water level, where the red color is likely to indicate the presence of algae and bacteria caused by the low water level, while the other pictures, which were taken two years later, that is, this year, show a clear and record high To the level. 

According to the agency's "Earth Observatory" website, the reason for the increase is still unclear, especially since the data taken from the responsible authorities do not indicate the occurrence of any floods or heavy rains in the vicinity of the lake recently. 

It is noteworthy that Lake Habbaniyah was considered a desirable tourist destination in the eighties, but wars and economic sanctions caused its tourist fame to diminish. 

The second picture that showed an increase in the lake water level.


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Reassuring information and one step before the September salaries

 

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530 Sweeteners 09/26/2020 20:24 


Baghdad today - Baghdad 

 

On Saturday, September 26, 2020, a government source stated that there is no technical or technical problem that hinders the payment of salaries of employees and retirees for the month of September. 

In an interview with (Baghdad Today), the source said, "The Central Bank of Iraq confirms its full readiness to receive salary payment notices for retirees and employees for the month of September from the Ministry of Finance's account in the Central Bank." 

The source explained, "There are no technical or technical problems at the present time that impede this." 

An informed source said yesterday, Friday, that the Ministry of Finance is refraining from releasing the salaries of employees of all ministries, while he disclosed that the salaries of employees of self-financing departments will be stopped. 

The source said in an interview with (Baghdad Today), "The Ministry of Finance refrains from releasing the salaries of all ministries' employees for the month of September, without knowing the reasons behind this."

On the other hand, a source confirmed, "To stop paying the salaries of the employees of the self and central financing departments and from all banks without exception, while they are awaiting the arrival of financing and special notification from the Ministry of Finance to start the distribution process."

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To address the problem of the potential vacuum

"NATO" is heading to lead the international coalition in Iraq instead of Washington


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History: 27th September 2020

 

The visit of the Iraqi Foreign Minister, Fuad Hussein, to Brussels, on September 16, and his meeting with the Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg, within the framework of Iraq and NATO completing the document of supplementary arrangements for the work of the NATO mission in Iraq, or in the form of The most accurate procedural framework for the leadership transition process in the international coalition for the war on "ISIS" in Iraq, based on the desire of the US administration, which was announced early this year, as a compromise solution to address the problem of the potential vacuum in light of Washington's tendency to reduce its military presence in Iraq, whether In the context of reducing the number of its forces in the Middle East, or as a way out of the pressures it is facing with the current Iraqi government from the local political forces, especially those close to Tehran.
In terms of timing, the course of arrangements for the "NATO" mission in Iraq comes less than a month after the visit of the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, to Washington, and the holding of the second round of the strategic dialogue between the two countries, which concluded with an emphasis on the nature of strategic relations in With regard to the arrangements for the security and defense files, which are at an advanced level in the priorities of those relations, despite the agreement to reduce the number of American forces present in Iraq (5,500 soldiers), to less than half this number within the coming period, and before the elections Prospective American.
 

The United States of America and the Iraqi government share, according to estimates issued by the decision-making circles in the two countries, fears of the terrorist organization "ISIS" reviving its networks in Iraq again, especially since these estimates already confirm the presence of indications that the organization still has effectiveness and the ability to weave these networks. And the threat of the situation in Iraq is no less than what it was in the past, which was the main motive for the formation of the international coalition, and this part raises the question of the nature of the tasks that are referred to, whether by "NATO" or the United States of America regarding the remaining number of its forces. In Iraq, which is likely to be in the range of 2000 soldiers, as the NATO statement issued to comment on the visit of the Iraqi Foreign Minister, as well as the statement of the Iraqi Foreign Ministry, carries references to the logistical aspects of training operations, support for counter-terrorism operations, as well as the section on civil relations. Military.

Likewise, Washington is also referring to the same goals. The US ambassador to Baghdad, Matthew Toller, last weekend, repeated US statements that are in the same direction, which is that the goal of the US presence is to combat ISIS, and that the United States is working On reducing its military presence, but the US ambassador focused in his statements on "fighting ISIS" more than referring to the logistical aspect.

Tactical variant

It is conceivable that changing the flag of the American leadership of the coalition and replacing it with the flag of "NATO" is a tactical variable more than a strategic one, as it achieves American goals in the first place, including reducing the number of American forces in exchange for an increase in the number of "NATO" forces.This week, an increase in the level of European participation was announced, which fulfills the American desire to share the burden of combating terrorism in both Iraq and Syria, as well as contributing to a change in the nature of the forces from the combat nature to the logistical character of counter-terrorism operations, which is a more formal variable. Since it is a qualitative variable, the experiences of "NATO" participation in the combat operations in Iraq during the past period were not limited to this aspect, just as it is not possible to clearly distinguish between the leadership of "NATO" and the American leadership. In the end, the United States of America remains the main force in the leadership of "NATO", and therefore it cannot be concluded that there is a change in the nature of the tasks in a different way from what they were in the past.

However, the main motive for this variable remains, is the reduction of the American-Iranian armed clash in Iraq, after the killing of the commander of the Quds Force in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Qassem Soleimani, at the beginning of this year, which constituted a qualitative shift in the path of collision on both sides, followed by a special political clash By continuing Washington's strategy of maximum pressure on Iran in the file of sanctions and armaments. Despite the inability to extend the arms embargo resolution in the Security Council, Washington is working to adopt other mechanisms to continue the same approach, which is not separated from the activation of the "Snapback" mechanism, on September 20.

Side targets

It is clear that there is a consensus between the American and Iraqi administrations, at the current stage. Most likely, the military commanders in Iraq realize that ending the US military presence will reflect on the state’s ability to deal with threats, and there are local estimates that indicate that there is a demand for the survival of US forces in the future, as the experience of the US military training program for sustainable Iraqi forces, over the course of The past two decades, reveals the difficulty of the absence of the US military role in the field, in the arena that is constantly witnessing changes in the cycle of ongoing security threats.

In addition, a number of NATO partners had reservations about some US operations in Iraq, especially the assassination of Soleimani, in light of the reaction of the Iraqi militias loyal to Iran to that strike, targeting bases and coalition forces. Western reports revealed that Canada and some European countries have expressed a desire to reduce their role in participating in "NATO" operations in Iraq because of the US’s unilateral decision in those operations that have repercussions on everyone. Consequently, the process of rotating the leadership within the alliance under the banner of "NATO" may address such problems.

New mechanisms

Most likely, the reduction of the US military presence at the level of the size of the force will be compensated by other alternatives, to achieve the military objectives required in the context of the war on terror, as there is a tendency to increase the qualitative capabilities in counter-terrorism operations, including unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), for example, In Iraq, which was indicated by several American and European estimates, to deal with the new pattern that is closer to guerrilla warfare in Afghanistan, where ISIS tended to take mountainous and rugged areas as a haven in Iraq, in a way that would also relieve pressure on the Iraqi forces, And the existing coalition forces, which have been subjected to attacks in recent months, the most prominent of which was planting IEDs on the roads.

Likewise, the presence of military advisors who specialize in the bases of the coalition, and the bases that were occupied by the American forces and which will be handed over to the Iraqi forces, will allow the implementation of the "leadership from behind" model in a flexible manner.


Multiple crises

It is believed that Washington faced, this year in Iraq, multiple crises, and although there is a desire to reduce the American presence in general, this imposes another problem, especially the expansion of Tehran, which is hostile on the one hand, and allowing a large margin for the return of "ISIS" on the other hand, Consequently, shifting the helm of command to "NATO" represents a practical solution to deal with most of these problems, but at the same time it may turn into a new problem, if the actual goal of it is to make a tactical change in the operational nature.

The track of the arrangements for the "NATO" mission in Iraq comes less than a month after the visit of the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, to Washington, and the holding of the second round of strategic dialogue between the two countries, which concluded with an emphasis on the nature of strategic relations, with regard to special arrangements. Security and defense files.

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According to the newspaper (Independent Arabia) Al-Kazemi scores two goals against his opponents!

 
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It is expected that the campaign of changes within the "popular crowd" system, which Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi began preparing, about two months ago, to get rid of the most hardline parties in the government-affiliated institution, he confirmed in a tweet on "Twitter" Friday, September 25, that "the hand of law is above the hand of the outlaws, no matter what some think otherwise, and that the coalition of corruption and fugitive weapons has no place in Iraq."

Al-Kazemi scored two points against his opponents at the end of last week in one day, when he was able to remove two militants from the "crowd" and extract rare positions of Shiite forces condemning the targeting of foreign interests in Iraq, which was causing embarrassment to the government, but the difficulty, according to what you say Some sources will be with parties that openly declare hostile to the state and target diplomatic missions, such as the "Hezbollah Brigades", which have headquarters inside the Green Zone in which the government and the US embassy are located.

More than three months ago, the Prime Minister tried to neutralize a number of fighters of that faction accused of striking Iraqi camps and foreign interests in the country, but that incident increased the Iraqi “Hezbollah” hostility to Al-Kazemi, and its members tore down the pictures of the latter and burned them.

Delayed by more than a year!

Meanwhile, the head of the Popular Mobilization Authority, which is associated with the Commander-in-Chief of the Iraqi Armed Forces, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, Faleh Al-Fayyad, on September 24, relieved Hamed Al-Jazaery from the duties of the commander of the 18th Brigade in the crowd. Tasks of the Commander of the 30th Brigade.

According to a document seen by The Independent Arabia, Al-Fayadh issued an order to assign Zine Al-Abidine Jamil Khader, instead of Al-Qadu, and he also issued an order appointing Ahmed Mohsen Mahdi Al-Yasiri to replace Al-Jazaery.

The changes were supposed to take place within the "crowd" more than a year ago, but some factions delayed implementing the orders that were issued in the summer of 2019 by the previous government, due to reasons related to privileges obtained by these groups.

Get rid of the Iran axis

Sources within the "Popular Mobilization" told "The Independent Arabia", "Al-Kazemi seeks to get rid of all the leaders who have a direct link with Tehran within the organization, but the real problem will be with the Hezbollah Brigades."

In July, Adel Abdul Mahdi, the former prime minister (resigned at the end of 2019 following the outbreak of the October protests) issued Diwani Order 331, which included restructuring the crowd and relocating its headquarters outside the cities.

Most of the factions evaded the implementation of the decision, which was supposed to enter into force at the end of July 2019, and the Iraqi "Hezbollah" at the time criticized the American forces' stay in Iraq, without declaring compliance with the order or its disobedience. The so-called "Shabak Brigade" in the Nineveh Plain, northeast of the city of Mosul (the center of Nineveh province, 400 km north of the capital, Baghdad), was the first to object to these decisions.

Disobedience!

Al-Qadu, who was recently expelled from the faction’s leadership, refused in August 2019 Abdul Mahdi’s orders to hand over the Nineveh Plains to the army, following US accusations against the former of violations against Christians in the town, parts of which had fallen into the hands of the organization. ISIS in 2014.

At the time, the deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Authority, Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, (killed in early 2020 in an American raid near Baghdad International Airport) intervened to protect Al-Qaddo, and a settlement reached Al-Qaddu to share the task of protecting the plain between the crowd and the army.

Supporters of the Shabak Brigade (a sect of Shiite Kurds) had organized mass demonstrations in north-eastern Mosul in August of last year, and threatened to escalate positions in the event that the "Qadu faction" was deported. For Iran's axis within the crowd.

Informed sources within the crowd indicated that "Al-Kazemi does not want to repeat Abdul-Mahdi's mistakes, and he made clear to the leaders of the factions more than once that the survival of militants within the organization means taking the country towards a state of non-state."

Hamed al-Jazaery, the second man who al-Kazimi deported from the "Popular Mobilization" organization, is considered one of the main accused of the involvement of his faction (Saraya al-Khorasani) in the use of violence in the October protests, and al-Jazairi was accused of masterminding the kidnapping of foreign workers in Iraq, according to Activists.

Al-Kazemi's success

Athel Al-Nujaifi, a leader in the Salvation and Development Front led by his brother, former Parliament Speaker Usama Al-Nujaifi, told The Independent Arabia, “The acceptance by the Shiite forces of reforms within the PMF is an acknowledgment of Al-Kazemi’s success in carrying out reforms.”

A number of Shiite forces, led by the leader of the "Sadrist Movement" Muqtada al-Sadr, had rejected the "bombings and assassinations" carried out by some factions belonging to the crowd.

Al-Nujaifi, the former governor of Nineveh, added, "These factions knew that they could not remain hostile to the state, and Tehran had instructed its supporters in Iraq to reduce the opposition of the Iraqi state for the arrangements for dialogue with Washington."

According to observers, some wings of the "Popular Mobilization" are accused of implementing Iranian agendas in Iraq, by targeting diplomatic missions and camps hosting the coalition forces against "ISIS", which is led by the United States.

Implementation of the decision to restructure

In turn, Ahmed Al-Asadi, a former leader in the crowd and a representative of the “Al-Fatah Alliance” (the political umbrella of the crowd), told The Independent Arabia, “Changes in the popular crowd are natural, and it is the right of the head of the commission to change the leaders of the brigades, according to Authority Law. "

This is the first time since the issuance of the "Popular Mobilization" law in 2016 by the Iraqi parliament, in which sweeping changes are being made, as has happened in the recent period, at the level of the faction leaders.

Al-Asadi emphasized that "the Popular Mobilization Authority is an institution affiliated with the government and linked to the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, and it is natural for the factions to comply with the structural procedures within it."

Days before the ouster of Al-Jazaery, the Iraqi judiciary sentenced Maytham Al-Aqili, a leader in the faction to which the former (Saraya al-Khorasani) belonged, to death after the latter had formed a "kidnapping gang" dressed by Iraqi security forces.

Pawns with identical inclinations

In addition, a member of the political bureau of the "movement of wisdom" led by the young cleric Ammar al-Hakim, Fadi al-Shammari, told The Independent Arabia, that "the leaders of the brigades within the crowd have been replaced by others of similar leaders who have the same political leanings."

Khader and Al-Yasiri, who are the alternatives to Al-Qaddu and Al-Jazaery, have been running joints within the Shabak and Saraya Al-Khorasani brigades for years.

Al-Shammari revealed that "the changes that took place had begun to be arranged since last August," noting that "the crowd does not wish to involve itself in armed actions carried out by some of its affiliates."

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An interesting initiative however!

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Yasser Al-Metwally 

 
It seems that the beginning of the new central bank governor is a successful and good beginning, as he started his journey and in his first activity dealing with banking reform.

This news was published by Al-Sabah newspaper in two pages, political and economic, last week due to its importance. 

This procedure actually falls into the core of what banks really need, but?

Let me use this news as a model for the requirements for proper reform. 

Any reform process and in any important economic sector must be accompanied by the opinions and visions of the stakeholders, that is, their participation in the discussion and the presentation of remarks in order to produce the reform paper in a bright white color without any fault in it and no wrongdoing on anyone.

One of the main reasons for the failure of all economic reform attempts in the country is not listening to the opinions of the stakeholders' challenges, and therefore decisions, procedures and instructions are issued coercive and will not achieve the goals, because the dictates that are issued in them may be outside the capabilities of the authorities, and I mean the economic sectors to implement them, and here The defect lies, so I said it is imperative to listen to the stakeholders and to identify the challenges and difficulties in order to overcome them before the issuance of decisions or legislations, thus ensuring the ease of implementation and implementation.

I drew the attention of the decision-makers to the fact that "Al-Sabah" was often alerting to the importance of adopting the observations of stakeholders before the decisions were issued, and making them fully consistent with the public stakeholders. In this regard, we have dozens of articles and analyzes, and on this page, presented by the economic team, Al-Sabah through insights Academic and prestigious experience, but no one is listening, so the results are disappointing.

Therefore, "Al-Sabah" once again proceeded to assess the performance of institutions in order to help them overcome the mistakes that are often unintended before they occur, and there is nothing wrong with the beginning with the Central Bank. 

The central bank should involve bank leaders in discussing the supposed reform paper to clarify the challenges and difficulties they face, when that reform paper is 100 percent correct.

It should be noted that the previous central bank administration did well when it decided to include a representative of the banks in the membership of the Central Bank’s board of directors .. Here we note that in today's central bank’s procedure, it is not sufficient for there to be a representative of the banks on the board of the central bank. Despite its importance in discussing a new reform paper, it is imperative that the banking leaders participate in the discussion better in the case of the fateful decisions of the banking sector. If it is not possible to meet with them, then the paper can be presented to them through their representative in the Central Bank before it is approved by the Board of Directors, so the procedures are sound and the reform is more beneficial and more complete.
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Mazhar Saleh: Planning leads to sustainable economic development

 

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Baghdad: Morning 

 
The economic expert, Mazhar Muhammad Salih, emphasized the imperative of financial and banking reform, which is embodied in the liberalization process for this sector. This is to keep pace with global financial and banking developments that are mainly based on freedom from restrictions and obstacles, increased competition between banks, and the use of advanced technological means of communication and information, as well as the application of the decisions of the Basel Committee in order to work within international standards for banks, which raises their ability to compete internationally in international work. 

He added, "This is the most difficult stage of banking reform, because starting the process of planning to bring about change in the direction of reform requires great effort, and the entire reform process depends on the success of this stage, reiterating his previous suggestion that a special body should be established for banking reform. The state would establish it, provided that The state gives it the ability to legislate laws and procedures and provide it with the capital necessary to do its business. " He had indicated that "it is preferable for the authority to include elements that have knowledge of the existing problems and are aware of the current and future needs, and perhaps one of its most prominent tasks is to work on drawing up policies, developing the necessary proposals, and reassessing the functioning and effectiveness of the banking system, by evaluating the credit, its size, the degree of risk and the liquidity ratio. 
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