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TNT:Tishwash:  Announcement of a tender for the supply of currency counting and sorting machines


The Central Bank of Iraq announces a tender for the processing of currency counting and sorting machines, according to the technical specifications and legal conditions contained in the sixth section of the standard document for the processing of goods. / located in Baghdad – Al-Rasheed Street – Building No. ( 2 ), Floor ( 3 ), Legal Department / Contracts Department


For the purpose of obtaining tender documents for an amount of ( 250,000 ) dinars (two hundred and fifty thousand dinars) that is not refundable, and it will be the last date for submission Bids and tender closing is before the end of official working hours on Monday 12/12/2022


In the event that the closing date of the tender coincides with an official holiday, the first day following that shall be considered the last date, and the person who is awarded the tender shall bear the fees for publishing the advertisement, and that this bank is not obligated to accept the lowest bids.  link




CandyKisses:  Oil prices deepen their losses


Oil prices fell in early transactions, today, Friday, continuing the losses of the previous session, due to fears of raising US interest rates at a rate greater than expected before, as well as new fears of the “Covid-19” outbreak, which will undermine demand. on fuel in China.


Brent crude futures fell 22 cents, or 0.2%, to $ 94.45 a barrel, after falling 1.5% in the previous session, with contracts heading for a decline of more than 1% this week. And West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 27 cents, or 0.3%, to $ 87.90 a barrel, adding to a 2% decline in the previous session, but it is heading towards ending the week on a stable basis.


Fears of a recession in the United States, the world’s largest oil consumer, grew on Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said it was “too early” to consider halting interest rate hikes.



The negative atmosphere increased after the Bank of England said Thursday that it believes Britain has entered a recession and that the economy may not register growth for another two years.


Sentiment and oil price expectations were also affected after China kept its strict restrictions on combating “Covid-19”, following the highest increase in injuries since August, on Thursday.




Tishwash:  he Kuwaiti ambassador to Iraq discusses with the Iraqi Prime Minister ways to strengthen relations between the two countries


Kuwait’s ambassador to Iraq, Tariq Al-Faraj, discussed with Iraqi Prime Minister Muhammad Al-Sudani on Thursday ways to strengthen and develop relations .between the two countries in various fields


Ambassador Al-Faraj told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that he stressed during his meeting with Al-Sudani the keenness of the State of Kuwait to support Iraq’s sovereignty, security and .stability Ambassador Al-Faraj also expressed the aspiration of the political leadership in Kuwait to .strengthen the bonds of brotherly relations between the two countries


He stated that he conveyed the greetings of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad AlJaber Al-Sabah, may God protect him and his patrons, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, may God protect him, and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmed Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, may God protect him, to the Iraqi Prime .Minister and congratulate him on assuming the position of prime minister


For his part, Al-Sudani, quoting Ambassador Al-Faraj, expressed his appreciation for the feelings of the political leadership in Kuwait towards Iraq and its people, stressing that the brotherly relations between the two sides are rooted in history and that he will seek to strengthen and consolidate these relations further. (end) ahh.saam  link




Tishwash:  The Iraqi president refuses to accept Al-Maliki as his deputy, and the Sudanese is keeping the security institutions away from the control of the militias


A deputy close to former Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki confirmed that Shiite forces insist on the inauguration of al-Maliki Vice President of the Republic.


Alia Nassif said that we insist on Al-Maliki assuming the position of First Vice President despite the lack of opportunities to achieve this requirement.


Sources in the presidential box explain that (the scarcity of opportunities) that Nassif talked about is the lack of desire Iraqi President Abdul Latif Al-Rasheed accepted Al-Maliki as his deputy, which makes the latter’s chances of obtaining the position difficult very


As for the Iraqi Prime Minister, Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, he still refuses to assign the security institutions to parties that own armed militias Despite the pressures put against him.


Despite the insistence of the Hezbollah Brigades and Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq to obtain the position of head of the intelligence service, the position remains unchanged It is still vacant after the dismissal of Judge Raed Jouhi from the presidency of the apparatus.


Al-Sudani insisted that the Ministry of the Interior be far from the control of the parties, so he chose a well-known independent general for it Lieutenant-General Abdul-Amir Al-Shamri, while the Minister of Interior assigned himself to run the Ministry of National Security until a minister is chosen for it Instead of Hamid Al-Shatri.


The Iraqi Minister of Interior directed the conduct of a security exercise that includes all Iraqi cities, the declared objective of which is to conduct inspections However, a source in the ministry told (Gulf News) that the minister’s directives included focusing on two goals The two main ones are the reservation of shaded cars that do not have registration plates.


According to the source, this type of car is owned by the armed factions, and it appears that the Minister of the Interior and under the direction of the President of The Iraqi government has drawn up a plan to paralyze the wheels of the militias that carry out assassinations that are recorded against an unknown person.


The security source believes that clashes will occur between the security detachments of the Ministry of the Interior with some militia leaders who are riding Usually shaded cars do not have registration plates, and these clashes may have been the beginning of the clash between the Sudanese and his allies frame strength   link