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Samson: The Supreme Committee: A comprehensive week-long curfew throughout Iraq starting on Sunday

30th May, 2020

An informed source said, on Saturday, that the Supreme Committee for Health and Safety voted to impose a comprehensive curfew for a period of 14 days, starting tomorrow

The source said, “The Higher Committee for Health and National Safety headed by the Prime Minister votes to approve the imposition of a comprehensive curfew in Iraq for a period of 14 days, starting on May 31st, on Sunday

On Saturday, the Supreme National Committee for National Health and Safety and the Parliamentary Crisis Cell held a joint meeting chaired by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi   LINK

Don961:  Parliamentary Finance: Al-Kazemi has the powers to cancel the currency auction

Policy 05/30/2020 15:18 28 Editor: gf

Baghdad today – Baghdad

Member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Hanin Qaddo, confirmed on Saturday (30 May 2020) that Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi owns the powers to cancel the foreign currency auction at the Central Bank .

Qaddo said in an interview with (Baghdad Today), that “the Prime Minister, has the powers to cancel or stop the auction of foreign currencies in the central bank.”

He added, “This matter provided that it is attached to a study or documents proving the existence of money laundering operations, or corruption operations occurring during the sale operations,” stressing “the need for the government and the central bank to control the exchange rate of the dollar against the Iraqi dinar in Iraqi markets.”

Often, deputies from different blocs and components talk about the existence of major corruption operations that take place at the auction of currency sales by banks and personalities accused of money laundering operations .

A member of the mini-parliamentary committee concerned with following up the implementation of the budget, Abdul Hadi Al-Saadawi, spoke Monday (July 08, 2019) about the exit of the currency auction from the control of the central bank, while the latter sold $ 150-200 million on a daily basis .

Al-Saadawi said in a press statement, that “there are problems and irregularities recorded on the sale of the currency by the central bank, as well as the currency exchange rate, which is often mobile and unstable in most cases,” noting that “any candidate for the position of the governor has to sit with the parliamentary finance to discuss These two things . ”   LINK

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Don961:  The Remaining Kuwaiti Debt Owed By Iraq Amounts To $ 2.8 Billion

May 30, 2020

Kuwaiti diplomatic sources commented on the rumors about Kuwait forgiving Iraq’s remaining debts, linked to compensation for the invasion of the previous regime and the postponement of other payments.

The sources told the newspaper, “An-Nahar” that the Iraqi Minister of Finance submitted during his recent visit to Kuwait, on behalf of his country’s government, to postpone the payment of the remaining debts for a period of between one or two years, given the economic conditions imposed by low oil prices as well as the repercussions of the spread of the Corona virus, noting that the request It is still under study and has not yet been decided by the government. ”

The sources pointed out that Iraq had paid Kuwait a portion of the debts last April, at a value of 440 million dollars, explaining that the total value of the remaining debt amounted to 2.8 billion dollars.

The former Kuwaiti MP, Abdul Hamid Abbas Dashti, wrote yesterday, Thursday, that his country exempted Iraq from debts amounting to 3 billion dollars, and decided to postpone further payment.

Dabshi wrote in a tweet on Twitter, “Congratulations for Iraq, to exempt debts of $ 3 billion due to Kuwait, and to postpone a debt of $ 1.6 billion.”

Neither Kuwait nor Iraq has formally announced the existence of such an agreement between the two countries, as was previously the practice.

And Finance Minister Ali Allawi, who is also Deputy Prime Minister and Acting Oil Minister, suggested that Kuwait postpone about $ 3 billion of Iraq’s debt related to the Gulf War compensation (1990-1991), when the ousted President Saddam burned Kuwait’s oil fields at the time.   LINK

Samson:  A parliamentary committee discloses the size of Iraq’s external debt and recommends negotiation

30th May 2020

Jamal Cougar, a member of the Finance Committee in the Iraqi parliament, today, Saturday, called on the Iraqi government to form negotiating delegations to postpone the payment of Iraq’s foreign office.

Cougar told Shafaq News that, “According to the 2019 budget, the foreign office in Iraq was more than $ 15 billion, and we, as a financial committee in the Iraqi parliament, have called on the Iraqi government to form negotiating delegations to request from countries that ask Iraq for funds to postpone payment.” Those debts are due to the financial and economic circumstance that the country is going through. “

And between “We asked the Minister of Finance Ali Allawi, to come to the Iraqi parliament, for the purpose of informing us of the files he discussed during his visit to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, and other files, but he told us that I am still new asked to give a deadline, then sit with him, and we appreciated this request.”

Iraq suffers from a financial crisis caused by the collapse in oil prices and the loss of more than 50 percent of its value due to the Corona pandemic, which has paralyzed the global economy.

Iraq relies on the proceeds of the sale of oil to finance about 95 percent of the country’s expenditures.

Proceeds from the sale of oil gradually decreased in recent months to 1.5 billion dollars last April, compared to about 3 billion in March and about 5 billion in February.   LINK

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Don961:  Economic reform    

Praatha News Agency102  2020-05-29    Khalid Al-Qaisi ||

Why not get the looted money from the thousands who live the best of life abroad?

When does the good news come to a process of real economic reform in the country, and it is going like someone harvesting algae that are spread in a crowded density in a deep river, or like cigarette smoke that climbers dream about.

A few are fighting the ugliness of the corrupt.

This is known to people who have no idea that the whales of corruption are the cause of economic collapse and the arrival of the treasury To the brink of bankruptcy, many parties are aware and aware of the details of the names of the corrupt wolves who wore the chastity dress and moved away from the country away from questioning or at least from the eyes of where you got this.

We are in the recovery room from the darkness of the salaries of the three presidencies, the special grades, the advisers and their weeks of surplus episodes. Our land and the world invaded the epidemic of Corona, the epidemic that caused a great economic stagnation and a sharp drop in oil prices, the main source of Iraqi income, which made the citizen sit in his home for fear of the corona that created The atmosphere of fear of injury and the spread of disease, and if we accept these precautionary measures until crossing this critical stage, the question that arises and circulates by people i.e. the daring of her retired job and the simple employee is frustrated by the fear of news that manipulates his feelings, withholding part of the salary, stopping the salary for the next month, compulsory saving And the salaries of retirees and employees are insured for the end of the year !!

Who is creating these additional disturbances and the government is bustling with economic advisers?

The solutions are clear and the government’s seriousness remains in dealing with out of the cash crisis.

It has become usual for those who come to threat and fear that securing livelihood on the palm of a puck, until the tone of the beautiful and nostalgic time has returned to the system of authoritarianism and tyrants (killers of the soul, family and companions) is the shield of sins and the sword of the executioner that some lean on their lips to compare between the provisioning of the decimated system and reaching our tail Countries of the world in corruption.

Any citizen has the right to wonder why the stolen money is not returned?

And what logic is blessed with the wealth of the country, thousands in Jordan, Egypt, the Emirates, Dubai and many European countries, and belittles the citizen who bears the hardships of life at home and reached his fight against his livelihood, and why the failure to collect the region’s revenues from the border outlets and airports and the traffic and commodities fees and oil exported to abroad without the state’s flag and sell it even To Israel without meeting any penny of the state treasury, and the most important thing is to secure the salaries of their employees and their company from the federal state !!

The government should pay attention to twisting arms in the negotiations of their delegations negotiation in the illegal acquisition of funds and positions.

The government is concerned with verifying corruption networks for all ministries and governorates, adopting the statements of the Integrity Commission, and national press reports that have adopted this path and honorable representatives who have corruption files on many people, if justice is to be achieved and the country and the simple citizen are anchored to the safety scene.   link

Samson:  The Security Council extends the mandate of UNAMI in Iraq

30th May 2020

The UN Security Council passed a resolution to extend the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) until the end of May next year.

The Security Council issued a statement after a session held by a television station regarding the decision submitted by the United States of America, which provides for the extension of the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Iraq “UNAMI”, until May 31, 2021, after the mandate of “UNAMI” was scheduled to end late This May.

And “UNAMI”, a political mission established by Security Council Resolution 1500 in 2003 after the American occupation of Iraq.

According to previous Security Council resolutions, it defines the tasks of the head of the UNAMI mission to Iraq by advising Baghdad on supporting an inclusive political dialogue and assisting it in setting the necessary procedures for holding elections and referendums in the country.

It also authorized the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and the Mission to provide advice, support and assistance to Iraq on promoting a comprehensive political dialogue for all and promoting reconciliation at the national and community levels, and to advise the Government of Iraq and the High Electoral Commission on setting the necessary procedures for holding elections and referendums, as well as advising the Government of Iraq And the House of Representatives on reviewing the constitution and implementing constitutional provisions, as well as on setting procedures that the government of Iraq accepts to settle the issue of disputed internal borders.   LINK

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Samson:  No funding anymore … Trump ends America’s relationship with global health

29th May 2020

US President Donald Trump announced Friday that the United States will end its relationship with the World Health Organization after the latter failed to implement reforms to the way it manages the Corona crisis

The United States has more than once expressed its concerns about the way the WHO manages the Corona crisis and its failure to early warning of the disease and its bias towards China

“Because they (WHO) failed to implement the much needed reforms, today we will end our relationship with the organization and we will redirect these funds to other countries around the world and other global health needs that they need,” Trump told a news conference Friday

Trump earlier this month announced a freeze in US funding to the World Health Organization, while it is a major contributor to donations to the organization

The World Health Organization has faced increasing criticism from American conservatives for its response to the emerging Corona crisis

Critics blamed the organization for leaving other countries unprepared to cope with the epidemic, while some saw that the organization had helped China conceal the extent of the disease within its borders

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