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Tishwash: 9/28 After the budget is approved … Parliament hosts ministers and “many events and changes”

The House of Representatives intends to host some ministers after the vote on the 2020 budget to find out their plans and programs to confront corruption, in light of expected changes to the positions of old general managers.

MP Mahmoud Al-Zagrawi said in a press statement, “There are many events and changes that will take place after the approval of the 2020 budget,” revealing that the parliament is seeking to host some ministers in the presence of their general managers in the ministries to reveal future programs that will be adopted to reduce corruption.

He described Zjraoa managers who have monopolized long positions as ” the focus of corruption (according to him) because of party blocs through them ministries, calling to change them faster time to come with people technocrats submit their report to the House of Representatives and the Prime Minister ‘s future plans.

He pointed out a member of the House of Representatives that the parliament has no minister a problem We will demand that he put his hand on the corruption site and fight it in his ministry, link

Tishwash:  Representative legal stresses the importance of final accounts in building an integrated budget

The Parliamentary Legal Committee confirmed, on Monday, that it is impossible to build an integrated budget without the final accounts, while noting that the final accounts and the budget are on one line of importance .

Member of the committee, MP Hussein Al-Oqabi, said in a statement to the official agency, today, September 28, 2020, that “the final accounts and the budget are both of one degree of importance, as they cannot be separated.”

He added, “The general budget is an estimated budget, and the final accounts are realistic expenditures. Therefore, it is not possible to build a transparent, rational and objective budget, except by reviewing the final accounts of the past year.”

Al-Uqabi pointed out that “there is great neglect of this issue, and the lack of consideration for everything that will lead us to the death, for not paying attention to the final accounts,” stressing “the need to build an integrated and objective budget, by attaching it to the final accounts” and stressing that it is not possible to build an integrated budget without Final Accounts   link


Tishwash:  Maybe we are leaving before the trouble starts this weekend? hmmmmm

The US State Department comments on news of the embassy’s closure … and Iraqi officials: The procedures have already begun


A  spokeswoman for the US State Department said, on Sunday, that Washington had previously made clear that the groups that launch missiles at the US embassy in Baghdad “pose a threat to the government of Iraq and the neighboring diplomatic missions,” in response to reports that spoke about the determination of the states. Closing its embassy “in Iraq.

Multiple news reports said that the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, warned Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi that Washington might close its embassy in Baghdad and withdraw its staff due to repeated attacks on the embassy, while the “Wall Street Journal” quoted Iraqi officials who were not named their assertion that “the preparations Already started to close the embassy. ”

The American “Washington Post” newspaper quoted the Iraqi government spokesman, Ahmad Mulla Talal, on Sunday, as saying, “We hope that the American administration will rethink the matter.”

The spokeswoman for the ministry refused, in a press statement, to respond to these press reports, stressing that “we never comment on the minister’s private diplomatic talks with foreign leaders.”
But the spokeswoman, who asked not to be named, said, “We have made clear before that the groups that fire rockets at our embassy pose a threat not only to us, but to the government of Iraq, the neighboring diplomatic missions, the residents of the former international zone and the surrounding areas.”

“While the United States is working to secure financial support for Iraq from the international community and various private sector companies, the presence of these outlaw groups remains the single biggest deterrent to additional investment in Iraq,” she added.   link


Cutebwoy:  A new explosion targets an international coalition convoy in Babel

2020-09-27 12:30

Shafaq News / The Security Media Cell reported on Sunday that an explosion targeted Logistics Convoy of the International Coalition forces, in Babel Governorate.

Also, an explosion targeted a Logistics Convoy of the International coalition forces in Saladin governorate, north of Baghdad, on Wednesday, September 23.

Armed Shiite factions, including the Iraqi Kata’ib Hezbollah Brigades, had threatened to target US forces and interests in Iraq if they did not withdraw in compliance with the Iraqi parliament’s decision to end the military presence in the country.

On January 5, the Iraqi parliament voted by majority to end the foreign military presence on the country’s territory, following the killing of the Iranian Quds Force commander, Qassem Soleimani, and the deputy head Al-Hashd Al-Shaabi, Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, in an American airstrike near Baghdad International Airport.

Washington accuses armed Iraqi factions linked to Iran of being behind the attacks targeting its embassy and military bases in which American soldiers are deployed in Iraq.

Tishwash:  Erbil opens its doors to U.S. investors

The governor of Erbil, First Sophie, on Monday called on U.S. companies to invest in the Kurdistan region.

During a meeting with U.S. Consul Rob Waller in Erbil, Sophie said the construction of the new U.S. consulate is going smoothly and the project is being coordinated in time.

“We are pleased with this proposal and are now preparing to develop and strengthen the friendship and the signing of this agreement,” he said.

“We welcome the arrival of the American companies, and our doors are open to American investors and companies to participate in the reconstruction of Erbil and the Kurdistan region and are ready to provide them with all the facilities and support,” the governor said.   link