DELTA: Member of the Finance Committee Mohamed Daraji:
– The price of a barrel of oil is $ 40 in the budget of 2020
– Budget revenue 2020 amounts to 67 trillion dinars
– 148 trillion dinars budget value 2020
– imports of ports since the beginning of this year are only 490 billion dinars
Samson: Parliamentary Finance: The 2020 budget will be approved for only two months, and a full month delay
18:12 – 08/09/2020
The Parliamentary Financial Committee confirmed, on Tuesday, that the budget will be approved for approval between the Council of Ministers and the House of Representatives for about a month, indicating that it will be for only the last two months of 2020.
A member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Jamal Cougar, said to / the information / that the budget came out of the Economic Committee in the Council of Ministers and arrived at the Council of Ministers awaiting its vote on it and sent to the House of Representatives for approval.
He added that “the current budget is prepared for three months, but it will take nearly a month to be approved between the Council of Ministers and the House of Representatives,” indicating that “its conclusion will be a two-month budget only.”
Cougar explained that “the government’s goal in sending a budget for two months is to seek another loan that it has declared its need for.” LINK
Samson: Al-Darraji reveals the size of the external debt and the funds of the 2020 budget
22:58 – 09/08/2020
A member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Muhammad al-Darraji, revealed, on Tuesday, the size of the external debts owed by Iraq in addition to the amounts of the current year’s budget.
Al-Darraji said in a televised statement received by “the information”, that “presenting the budget is a constitutional requirement, and the resigned government failed in not submitting the budget.”
He added that “the budget is not for three months, but is complete for the year 2020, and its amounts have reached 148 trillion dinars, while its revenues have reached 67 trillion dinars, and the government is obligated to provide a reform paper in exchange for borrowing.”
And that “the external debt owed by Iraq amounted to 120 trillion, except for war compensation.”
Al-Darraji revealed that the Central Bank sold $ 27 billion at its auction this year, while customs imports since the beginning of this year amounted to only 490 billion dinars.
He pointed out that “the job grades were transferred to the 2021 budget, and the employees who were referred to retirement during the year 2020 did not fill their ranks.” LINK
Don961: Expert: The trade route will be Iraq’s gateway to the world
September 8, 2020 9:01 pm Baghdad / Al-Zawra:
The economic expert, Ihssan Al-Kinani, said yesterday, Tuesday, that the Iraqi land trade route extending from Basra to Anbar and the northern provinces will be the gateway to Iraq towards the world and a suitable alternative to oil in financing the budget.
Al-Kinani said in a press statement: “Iraq has a highway network, and it can be developed to make it international roads through which trucks coming to the Gulf pass through Basra to Europe and North African countries.”
He added that “the fees collected by the border ports from the movement of those trucks will finance Iraq in large sums, and may be an alternative to oil in financing the budget.”
And that “those roads will be Iraq’s gateway to the world and a vital and important outlet for many countries, in addition to its obtaining various goods and goods from the countries of the world, and it is also possible to transform Iraq into an industrial land for various countries by establishing its factories on the land of Iraq in order to get rid of the costs of transport and export.” “. LINK
Samson: Trump announces today a decision regarding US forces from Iraq
A US administration official said that President Donald Trump will announce, today, Wednesday, an additional reduction in the number of US forces in Iraq.
Trump will also announce, according to the official, in the coming days, a reduction in the number of US forces in Afghanistan. Trump had informed Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi during the latter’s visit to Washington last month that the United States sought to reduce the number of US forces in Iraq and his commitment to the rapid exit of the international coalition forces within 3 years.
On August 12, General Kenneth Mackenzie Jr., Commander in Chief of the US Central Command in the Pentagon, expected that Washington would reduce its forces in Iraq and Syria, probably in the coming months, and maintain a long-term presence of US forces in Iraq, to help fight terrorism.
He refused to disclose the size of this presence, but other US officials said that discussions with Iraqi officials could lead to a reduction in the number of forces to about 3,500 out of more than 5,000 soldiers. And Washington had announced that it would reduce its forces in Afghanistan to about 5,000, instead of 8,600, and Trump also issued orders to withdraw about 12,000 soldiers from Germany, about 6,400 of them will return to the United States, and about 5,600 of them will go to other European countries. LINK
Samson: America announces reducing its military presence in Iraq to 3000 soldiers
The commander of the American terrorist forces in the Middle East, General Kenneth McKinsey, confirmed, on Wednesday, that America will sharply reduce the level of its military presence in Iraq this month, in the first step of its kind since 2016.
McKinsey said during a visit to Baghdad, today, Wednesday, that Washington will reduce the number of its military deployed in Iraq from 5.2 thousand to three thousand until the end of this September.
ABC reported that this statement was made by McKinsey in the presence of the Minister of Defense, Jumah Inad. LINK
Samson: After America, Germany intends to reduce the number of its forces in Iraq
The German government intends to reduce the number of its forces in Iraq. “The German government intends to reduce the number of its soldiers in Iraq to 500,” the German news agency DPA said.
There are 700 German soldiers in Iraq, and their primary tasks are to provide training support to the Iraqi army and Pashmerga forces in their war against ISIS.
In the same regard, a US administration official said that President Donald Trump will announce, today, Wednesday, an additional reduction in the number of US forces in Iraq.
Trump will also announce, according to the official, in the coming days, a reduction in the number of US forces in Afghanistan.
Trump had informed Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi during his recent visit to Washington last month that the United States sought to reduce the number of US forces in Iraq and his commitment to the rapid exit of the international coalition forces within 3 years. LINK
Samson: Iraq receives a high position in a UN organization
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed, on Wednesday, that the FAO has chosen Safia Al-Sahl, the permanent Iraqi representative to the organization, for the position of vice president of the Near East Group.
A statement by the ministry stated, “The Near East Group in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) chose Ambassador Safia Taleb Al-Suhail, the permanent representative to the organization for the position of Vice President of the Near East Group, during the hypothetical meeting that was held Monday, September 7, 2020, chaired by Ambassador and Permanent
Representative of Sudan, Muhammad Abd. Al-Wahhab Al-Hijazi. He added, “Ambassador Al-Suhail, the representative of Iraq to the United Nations, was chosen with the participation and consensus of 22 representatives of countries for this position.”
The statement continued, “The ambassador thanked the current head of the group and the former president, Yousef Al-Juhail, the permanent representative of Kuwait, and the members for nominating Iraq for this position, and expressed her keenness and full commitment to provide the best possible support for the work and aspirations of the group members within the organization LINK.”