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Samson:  $ 70 billion of Iraq’s money is abroad

19th January, 2019

Legal Committee of the Parliamentary revealed on Saturday, the presence of more than $ 70 billion of Iraqi funds abroad in 2003 after fleeing officials, revealing amendments to the state’s refund law for the purpose of retrieval.

“The committee is making amendments to the law on the recovery of state funds to include the fugitive officials after 2003 and the recovery of funds from them,” said Salim Hmaza, a member of the legal committee.  The law can not be fully implemented during the current period until after the state tightens its muscles and strengthens its supervisory bodies.”

He explained that “there are more than 70 billion dollars of funds to Iraq abroad, officials fled after 2003,” adding that “these funds enough for Iraq and eliminate the crisis and avoid borrowing from international banks.”   LINK

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Samson:  Al-Hamidi reveals why the budget was not presented during today’s session

19th January, 2019

The MP confirmed the alliance of the Fatah charter Hamdi, Saturday, the continuation of the Finance Committee to make amendments to the law of the financial budget, noting that the postponement of the law came because of the waiting for the presidency of parliament draft final budget.

“The Finance Committee in the House of Representatives continues on a daily basis to make amendments to the budget law in preparation for the vote in the coming days.”

She added that “the Presidency of the House of Representatives slowed the presentation of the law during the meeting today to allow the Finance Committee to bring the law final and ensure passage.”

Hamidi said that the political blocs agree to pass the budget before the end of this month without extending the law 1/12 of the State Financial Administration.”

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Samson:  Parliament raises its meeting to next Tuesday

19th January, 2019

The Presidency of the House of Representatives decided, Saturday, to raise its meeting to Tuesday, next.

A parliamentary source told the agency / information /, “The President of the House of Representatives Mohamed Halbousi, decided to adjourn the ordinary session of the Council until Tuesday, next at one o’clock.”

He added that “the meeting witnessed the termination of the first reading of the draft traffic law, as well as the end of the first reading of the draft law to appeal the law in the provisions and decisions on property ownership.”

On Saturday, the House of Representatives held its 26th session of its first legislative term under the chairmanship of the President of the Council, Mohamed Halboussi.    LINK

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Samson:  Lawmaker: The current budget as a whole is operational and investments in it are almost missing

Friday 18 January 2019

Baghdad / Al-Sabah

MP Walid al-Sahlani pointed out that the budget of 2019, in its entirety, is operational and investments in it are “almost missing”, while the alliance pointed out that the parliament will investigate the differences and salaries of officials in the state. He called on Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to disclose the salaries and allowances received and members of the Council Deputies and officials in the state since 2003.

“The vital service sectors such as industry, trade, education and health have not received their benefits, which covers the actual need,” he said in a press statement. “The industry and trade sector is allocated 1 percent of the budget and 3 percent is allocated for education. Which had a share of more than 19 percent, equivalent to almost 26 trillion dinars ».

Al-Sahlani stressed that «mobility and discussions are continuing between the Finance Committee and the representative of the State institutions on the allocations of each one of them, in addition to discussing the allocations of the provinces in order to find a good footprint in the budget creates an atmosphere that gives some hope to the people of Iraq»,explaining that «the strategic vision of the current budget was not The level required and expect to be more mature and clear in the coming years in an attempt to highlight the budgets on the private sector and the window of investment ». In the same context, the MP criticized the stream of national wisdom Hassan Masoudi, the lack of allocations in the budget for the current year 2019. In a statement received by «morning», said Masoudi, «Although this budget is the second in terms of size and being explosive, but it did not Have those hopes that have been placed on them. ”

“Because there is enough time to study it because it is prepared from a previous government, a committee was set up from the parliament and the government to prepare a budget in line with the new government. This is an excellent step and the best solution to achieve the least losses and the least number of negatives.”

“The borrowing is one of the negative points of the budget,” Masoudi said. “One trillion is not enough for the amounts allocated to the provinces. It has to reach five or six trillions to deal with the largest number of projects that are faltering.”

On the issue of the salaries of officials posted on the Internet and social networking sites, the deputy of the Alliance of Sason, Ali Ghawi, said in a press statement that «there are inaccuracies and inaccuracies posted on the websites and social networks, after the lifting of the confidentiality report The Office of Financial Supervision on the differences of salaries of officials in the state ».

He added that the real salary of the deputy is 8 million dinars, while the amount mentioned and published on the sites is 15 million dinars, and the differences of hospitality and allowances worth 10 million, while the MP does not receive other than 8 million dinars, a monthly salary, especially after raising allowances Rent from deputies ».

He explained that the House of Representatives will open an investigation on the figures published superstitious on the salaries of deputies, where these numbers are not real, and there is evidence that the MP receives a salary of 8 million dinars and can publish the powder of salaries in order to add more credibility, , Stressing that «each deputy 16 members of the protection prescribed by the Parliament, and receive their salaries by the Council after the grant of the agency to receive their dues, and handed over to them directly».

In turn, called for the deputy, Anamoun Khuzaie, in a tweet on Twitter, the Prime Minister B »the disclosure of salaries and allocations received by members of governments and parliamentarians since 2003 until now, to inform the Iraqi people and to know who were receiving million dollars monthly prose and benefits of office»,

It also called for “publishing the salaries of current parliamentarians and correcting the information of our oppressed people so that corrupt people do not hunt with turbid water.”
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Samson:  Erdogan meets American delegation in presidential palace headed by Senator Graham

18th January, 2019

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Friday with an American delegation led by Senator Lindsey Graham at the presidential palace in Ankara.

“Erdogan met an American delegation led by Senator Lindsey Graham at the presidential palace in Ankara,” Turkish media reported. “The meeting took two and a half hours, away from the media.” “The meeting was attended by the Turkish side, Foreign Minister Mouloud Chaochoglu, Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalan and Head of the Presidential Communications Department Fakhruddin Alton.”

She noted that “Senator Graham is the most prominent attackers Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, following investigations into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi,” pointing out that “Senator Lindsey Graham criticized Defense Minister Matisse and Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo, for refusing to link the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Khashoggi was killed at the consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

Matisse repeatedly condemned the killing, calling for accountability of officials, but insisted that there was no conclusive evidence of Prince Mohammed’s involvement in Khashoggi’s murder.  Graham said: “There is no conclusive evidence, there is a sharp saw”.   LINK

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Don961:  What is the digital Iraq wall approved by the National Security Council?

Friday, January 18

Alsumaria News / Baghdad

Revealed a security official, about the digital wall of Iraq , which was approved by the National Security Council recently.

“Iraq’s digital wall is a phonetic metaphor for a set of technical measures to protect Iraq from any cyber attack targeting official institutions, business sectors or the use of electronic operations in life,” the official was quoted as saying by Asharq al-Awsat newspaper.

“Iraq is what has become what is called electronic police, and it is a quantum leap to build such advanced technologies.”

On January 16, the National Security Council approved the Iraq Digital Wall Project and the strategy to combat violent extremism.     link

Samson:  Iraq becomes the most important global trade bridge: the unification of customs duties .. And federal control over all ports

19th January, 2019

The former deputy of Nineveh Abdulrahman al-Lweizi said on Friday, January 18, 2019, that the opening of the Vishkhabur-Ovakui crossing would be an important achievement on the level of Iraq and the province of Nineveh. Although customs import revenues will go to Dohuk governorate, Trade traffic to Nineveh will be closer to Baghdad than the previous road, and it will need infrastructure projects and feed small projects on the road for the people of the province.

He accused al-Loizi, in a press statement, officials in the province and representatives of the disregard of the conditions of the province and its entitlements and projects for political ties forces in the Kurdistan region and outside,” expressing his optimism to restore the role of Nineveh on the map of traffic in Iraq and the world

A well-informed source said that international and regional understandings in the ocean would lead to the transformation of Iraq into a real corridor between South Asia and Europe, which would require local arrangements and an end to the confusion in the management of border crossings

The source said that “the next phase will witness developments that may be surprising in the area of ​​border crossings, where the authorities almost completed the completion of a comprehensive agreement on the unification of customs duties in all ports from the maximum country to the maximum between FAO and Zakho as well as the eastern and western borders, The Federal Ports Authority will receive the file management of all ports,especially the ports of the Kurdistan region, and will transfer the staff of ports in the region to the federal government

The source revealed that the finalization of the agreement to open a new port between Iraq and Turkey, which is Vishkabor – Ofakwe, adding that according to the agreement, which includes all the ports of Iraq, the province of Dohuk, which is located within its administrative border will receive 50 percent of revenues like other provinces

He added that “the matter is resolved, and that was not addressed the dispute, which was raised late in 2017 on the occurrence of the crossing within the administrative boundaries of the province of Nineveh.” “There was an informal talk after the repercussions of the referendum in the Kurdistan region of the opening of a direct crossing between Turkey and Iraq without passing through the Kurdistan region, but the issue did not reach the level of formal understandings   LINK