wmawhite: “The bank said it “received the first category of these coins that are weighing 15 grams…” So I read a comparison of 250 dinar with 22 grams for a gold coin. 22grams = 0.77 oz. so…250 = approximately $800. $3.22 per IQD.
Based upon the spot price of gold at $1,100 per oz. Something going on…not sure what it is.
Friday 08-01-2016 | 1:07:35
Twilight News / cross religious authority, Ali al-Sistani expressed regret for not achieving any reform steps on the ground since last year.
Parliament voted unanimously late last year in favor of preventing the government from passing the reforms without his consent in a bid to curb the efforts of al-Abadi, who announced these reforms unilaterally to change the system of government which he said encouraged a form of corruption.
After mass protests and a call for reform launched by al-Sistani Abadi announced measures in August 2015 in order to eliminate nepotism and inefficiency that undermined the battle for Baghdad with Daash.
“This is extremely regrettable.”
The parliament reforms Abadi violation of the Constitution, including the dismissal of the Vice-President and reduce the salaries of government employees.
Sistani had been in the late 2015’s parliament from the exploitation of his concerns about legal reforms announced by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi as a pretext to block it.
Sistani demanded last year in all the speeches about the prime minister Haider al-Abadi beaten “iron fist” Everyone involved in corruption.
Dnari131: Gallup Poll
Iraqis’ Approval of Prime Minister Drops Sharply
Approval rating drops from 72% to 47% in a year
Ratings down in all parts of Iraq
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The high hopes that Iraqis had for Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi when he first took office in 2014 have faded over the past year, according to a recent Gallup survey. Abadi’s approval ratings dropped from 72% in late 2014 to 47% in late 2015. In fact, the prime minister’s current approval rating is about the same as the 50% rating that his predecessor Nouri al-Maliki received before he was forced to resign in August 2014.
Abadi took office in late 2014 amid high expectations that his leadership would help bridge the ethnic and sectarian divides in Iraq — which was particularly important as the Islamic State group was starting to gain control over more territory.
Enthusiasm for Abadi at the time was evident across Iraq, specifically among Iraqis in predominantly Sunni governorates and in the Kurdish governorates — all of whom had historically expressed low support for Maliki and the central government.
The wholesale drop in job approval ratings for Abadi across most, if not all, governorates in Iraq illustrates how Abadi has not lived up to Iraqis’ lofty expectations. Approval ratings in Iraqi Kurdistan have dropped to low levels, followed by the Sunni-dominated governorates in mid-north Iraq.
Although Iraq’s government can now boast regaining 40% of the territory lost to the Islamic State group a year ago — the latest being the recapture of Ramadi — the public continues to be discontent with what it sees as worsening corruption and poor government services. The perception that corruption is widespread in Iraq’s government has swollen to 75% from 67% a year ago, with increases evident in nearly all regions.
Although Gallup did not measure approval ratings of Iraq’s prime minister in the context of the recent government reforms that Iraq’s cabinet and parliament approved in principle in August, it is evident that the Iraqis are yet to be impressed. As Abadi attempts to navigate the country through the roughest terrains of liberating governorates one at a time, many of Iraqis’ hopes remain unfulfilled.
Results are based on telephone interviews with 1,009 Iraqi adults, aged 15 and older, conducted in October 2015. For results based on the total sample of national adults, the margin of sampling error is ±4 percentage points at the 95% confidence level. All reported margins of sampling error include computed design effects for weighting.
Regional findings are derived by grouping Iraq’s provinces into the following regions:
Sunni Heartland: Anbar, Kirkuk, Diyala, Ninawa, Salah ad-Din
Mid-Euphrates: Najaf, Babil, Wasit, Qadisiyyah, Karbala
South: Basra, Dhi Qar, Maysan, Muthanna
Kurdistan: Sulaymaniyah, Arbil, Duhok, Halabja
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