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chattels: Kurdish Deputy PM Talabani: Kurdistan’s economic woes threaten ISIS fight
chattels: ERBIL, Kurdistan Region–Iraqi Kurdistan’s deputy prime minister Qubad Talabani told Reuters on Thursday that his region may be devastated by an economic “tsunami” which could fatally undermine the fight against Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists.
chattels: Talabani doesn’t believe it will make any different whether Erbil opts to export oil independently or try to return to some kind of revenue sharing agreement with Baghdad. “At this oil price, a couple of hundred thousand barrels here or there is not going to fix Baghdad’s problems and it’s not going to fix ours. We have to think of another formula to fix our economic problems.”
chattels: On the war front Talabani is not optimistic about a liberation of Mosul by the end of 2016. “I don’t think the Mosul offensive could happen this year. I don’t think the Iraqi armed forces are ready and I don’t think the [American-led] coalition is confident in the ability of everyone to get ready in time for an offensive this year,” he said.
chattels: US releases footage of bombing ISIS bank in Mosul rudaw.net/english/middlee…
chattels: Prime Minister Dr. Haider Abadi confirms that there are problems you will get on the border with Syria, where there are terrorist gangs It is necessary to adjust the border with them – face book post
OOTW: Iran nuclear deal: International sanctions lifted 28 minutes ago
OOTW: VERY MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT THIS, AS PERHAPS MANY DO
OOTW: OMGOSH LOOK AT THIS FROM THE OFAC SITE
OOTW: JCPOA-related Designation Removals, JCPOA Designation Updates, Foreign Sanctions Evaders Removals, NS-ISA List Removals; 13599 List Changes 1/16/2016 OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL Sanctions List Updates:
OOTW: 13599 FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS LIFTED FROM SANCTIONSwww.treasury.gov/resource… PAGE NOT FOUND
OOTW: ALL SANCTIONS LIFTED ON MELLI BANK
OOTW: REMEMBER CBI BANNED TRANSACTIONS W MELLI AND MALIKI IS SAID TO HAVE TRANSFERRED MUCH MONIES TO MELLI OOTW: ONE DAY I WILL NEVER HAVE TO TYPE THAT IDIOTS NAME AGAIN : LOL
ladyfox: @hey OOTW link to treasury does not work
Donnie: ‹@OOTW› actually you can stop typing that idiots name now. I won’t mind. 🙂
chattels: It would appear that my interpretation or understanding of the 200 billion article may be erroneous.
chattels: My initial take was that these monies are ” reserves ” available to the state of Iraq, but it may be that it is a total of monies traceable to past senior officials in their individual accounts.
Tootsie: it is Iran Sanctions ~ Statement Relating to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action “Implementation Day” of January 16, 2016 ~~~ Executive Order 13599
Tootsie: but I may be in error ??
Chattels: If these monies are not the property of Iraq, but ” traceable ” then they should be ” frozen ” and the individuals ” invited ” to explain how they got them, IMO.
Tootsie: rofl rofl , sheesh, agree ;-}
Tootsie: “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit.” ― W.C. Fields
Donnie: ‹@chattels› “total of monies traceable to past senior officials in their individual accounts.” this was my take also. the sooner it can be proven stolen the sooner it can be returned. I believe it was $200 billion and not 200 billion Dinar.
ladyfox: @ chattles or donnie what does this means, spoken by Jack Lew ““As we have said all along, while the JCPOA addresses the nuclear issues, it does not resolve other areas where Iran’s behavior remains unacceptable.
We will continue to target sanctionable activities outside of the JCPOA – including those related to Iran’s support for terrorism, regional destabilization, human rights abuses, and ballistic missile development. It is also important to note that, other than certain limited exceptions provided for in the JCPOA, the U.S. embargo broadly remains in place, meaning that U.S. persons, including U.S. banks, will still be prohibited from virtually all dealings with Iranian entities.”
chattels: ‹@ladyfox› that sanctions / trade limitations will continue to some extent due to other Iraqi behaviors
chattels: ‹@Donnie› you are correct about the dollars
Donnie: “the U.S. embargo broadly remains in place, meaning that U.S. persons, including U.S. banks, will still be prohibited from virtually all dealings with Iranian entities.”…. hmmmm… no legally buying/selling Rials then
chattels: Joel Wing @JoelWing2 KRG Dep PM Q. Talabani KRG has no intention of implementing 2016 budget
chattels: KRG has no intention of implementing 2016 budget
chattels: “I don’t think this is a calculation we’re thinking of or they’re thinking of because it doesn’t actually change the equation for anyone.”
chattels: The same arrangement is embedded in Iraq’s 2016 budget, but Talabani indicated the KRG did not intend to implement it.
chattels: “The fact that the control continues to lie 100 percent with the central government and the lack of clarity with our share of the budget and how it’s calculated would restrict us from going along with what’s written in the 2016 budget,” Talabani said.
chattels: In the meantime, more needs to be done to find a political solution. “I don’t see any traction on political reconciliation in Iraq,” Talabani said. Compared with a year ago, Sunni disenfranchisement was now deeper and Shi’ite mistrust of Sunni intentions greater, he said.
chattels: wealthwatch.world/showthr… Post # 2
chattels: Joel Wing @JoelWing2 Whenever there are 10 or more security incidents in Baghdad it’s a bad day Yesterday 14 incidents Today 13
chattels: Names .. change ministers and the integration of new ministries in the government of al-Abadi
The sources said in comments carried by the US-Hurra’s remarks that “al-Abadi After meeting yesterday with the heads of blocs agreed on the ministerial changes,” indicating that “the most prominent changes is to change the interior minister Mohammed Ghabban Prime Badr parliamentary bloc Qassim al-Araji.
“The sources added that it was agreed on the abolition of the Ministry of Youth and Sports and transferred to the body and the distribution of powers to the provinces and the integration of the Ministry of Oil and electricity by one.
The sources that will be integrated into the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Communications to take over Hassan Rashed that office, and shall Muhammad Karbouli head of the solution is the position of the Ministry of Commerce.
The sources pointed to replace the prospective finance minister, Hoshyar Zebari, the emergence of Nuri Shaways, pointing to some leaks suggest taking Hussain al-Shahristani, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the position of the Foreign Ministry instead of Ibrahim al-Jaafari.
chattels: Qassim al-Araji is anti-U.S., heavily influenced by Iran, IMO
chattels: Security Committee: US special forces will be launched from bases in the Gulf and will not spread in Iraq Read more: www.sotaliraq.com/newsite…
chattels: Currency Auctions Announcement No. (3116) The opening offers the sale and purchase of foreign currency in the window of the Central Bank of Iraq on 17/1/2016 and the results were as follows: DETAILS NOTES Number of banks 22 Number of remittance companies 21 Auction price selling dinar / US$ 1182 Auction price buying dinar / US$ —– Amount sold at auction price (US$) 172,403,000 Amount purchased at Auction price (US$) —– Total offers for buying (US$) 172,403,000 Total offers for selling (US$) —–
chattels: 3116 ………17-Jan ………… 1,233 ………. 1,182 ……..172,403,000 chattels: 1,233
chattels: If one is going to attempt to comment intelligently on Iraqi affairs then they should make an effort to spell ” Bagdad ” correctly I think.
chattels: Abadi government budget challenge in the news. “The government will challenge with 65% of the money transfers and cuts conducted by the parliament without its opinion ”
chattels: The agenda of the session number (1) Tuesday 19 January 2016
chattels: Ostensibly a rather ” bland ” agenda.
chattels: Maybe ” The report and discussion of the draft anti-terrorism law. ” advances the dialogue on amnesty.
chattels: Important laws on the new legislative term table … and promises parliamentary out of the ordinary www.ninanews.com/News_Det…
Doug_W: ‹@chattels› be well