In KTFA 

Samson: An Iranian ship loaded with iron sank while en route to the ports of Umm Qasr

12/06/2020 18:27:39

The director of the Maritime Control and Guidance Department at the General Company for Ports of Iraq, Ramzi Esha, announced today, Sunday, that an Iranian ship loaded with iron has sunk in the Khor Abdullah shipping channel for technical reasons.

In a statement, Euphrates News Agency received a copy, Esha said, “The Iranian ship (Turan) was sunk while trying to pass it towards the ports of Umm Qasr, indicating that the accident site is far from the passage of ships near Poya (7) in the navigation channel.

Esha stressed that “the Khor Abdullah shipping channel is open to the passage of commercial ships, and the sinking of the Turan ship did not affect the flow of movement of the ships coming and going.

He pointed out that the ship’s crew was fully recovered, numbering (6), by the crews of the marine units of the General Company for Ports of Iraq, who were near the site of the accident.  LINK

David:  The IRONY, of a ship sinking loaded with IRON, and the ship that sank from IRAN…IMO (smile)


Samson:  Iraq is the fifth in the Arab world with gold reserves and the 38th in the world

6th December, 2020

The World Gold Council announced today, Sunday, that five Arab countries, including Iraq, possess 1,000 tons of gold in reserves with hard currency.

In its latest schedule for the month of December, and seen by Shafaq News Agency, the council said, “Five countries, including Iraq, possess 996.4 tons of gold as reserves with their hard currency,” indicating that “Iraq came fifth out of these countries and ranked 38 globally out of 100 listed countries. By the table.”

He added, “The first of these Arab countries with the most gold came in Saudi Arabia, with an amount of 323.1 tons, followed by Lebanon, with a value of 286.8 tons, and Algeria came in third place in the Arab world with a value of 173.6 tons, and then Libya came fourth with a value of 116.6 tons, and Iraq came fifth with a value of 96.3 tons.

He pointed out that “the United States of America is still ranked first in the table with the most possessing countries in the world with 8,133 tons, followed by Germany second with 3,362 tons, then Italy third with 2,451 tons, and then France came fourth with 2,436 tons, and fifth came Russia with an amount 2.298 tons. ”

The council pointed out that “the quantities of gold purchases increased by 25 tons, bringing the countries total holdings of gold to 35,171 tons. Five central banks were almost completely responsible for this purchase, namely Uzbekistan (8 tons), Turkey (7 tons), the United Arab Emirates (6 tons) and Qatar.” (2 tons) and India (2 tons). ”

It is noteworthy that the World Gold Council, which is based in the United Kingdom, has extensive experience and deep knowledge of the factors causing market change, and its members consist of the largest and most advanced gold mining companies in the world.   LINK


Samson:  Washington affirms to Baghdad its commitment to cooperate for a “secure Iraq”

6th December, 2020

Today, Sunday, the US ambassador to Baghdad expressed his country’s commitment to “strengthening partnership and deepening the relationship” for the sake of a “safe and stable Iraq.”

The media office of the Speaker of Parliament said in a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, that Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi received, today, the US ambassador to Iraq, Matthew Toller, explaining that “the meeting discussed bilateral relations between the two countries, strengthening cooperation in the security and economic fields, and discussing the file of the displaced, and the emphasis on continuing support to ensure safe return to their areas, in addition to a number of issues of common concern.

During the meeting, the US ambassador expressed, according to the statement, “the commitment of the United States of America to strengthening the partnership and deepening the relationship with the Iraqi people,” stressing “the continuation of cooperation for a secure and stable Iraq.”   LINK