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Butterfly   The US Army: We do not expect to withdraw from Iraq at the moment … and it determines the reason

04/22/2021 18:47:00  The US Army – We do not expect to withdraw from Iraq at the moment … and it determines the reason The commander of the US Central Command, General Kenneth McKenzie, ruled out the withdrawal of his country’s forces from Iraq soon.

“We do not expect to withdraw from Iraq at this time,” McKinsey said in a press statement.

“We will maintain our presence based on the strategic dialogue between the United States and Iraq,” he added.

The foreign ministers of Iraq, Fuad Hussein and the United States, Anthony Blinken, made the session of the “Iraqi-American Strategic Dialogue” in its third round on April 8, through visual communication technology between the two sides.

This is the first tour for the Iraqis with officials from the new US administration, after two rounds of dialogue that were held with the administration of former US President Donald Trump.

A joint Iraqi-American statement, after the dialogue session, said that the United States agreed to transfer the remaining combat forces from Iraq.

The statement added, which comes after the “Iraqi-American Strategic Dialogue” sessions, that the two countries confirmed that “the presence of American forces in Iraq came at the invitation of the Iraqi government for the purpose of supporting the Iraqi security forces in their war against ISIS.”

butterfly   The statement continued, “In light of the development of the capabilities of the Iraqi security forces, the two parties concluded that the role of the American and international coalition forces has now shifted to training and advisory missions in a way that allows the redeployment of the remaining combat forces outside Iraq.”

The statement also indicated that the two parties would agree on timelines related to the withdrawal of combat forces in “future technical talks.”

In return, the Iraqi government renewed its commitment to protect the personnel and convoys of the International Coalition and the diplomatic missions of its states, according to the statement.

The two countries also stressed that the bases in which the members of the international coalition “are present” are Iraqi bases and they are present in them exclusively to support Iraq’s efforts in the war against ISIS.

According to the US Department of Defense (the Pentagon), the number of US forces in Iraq decreased to about 2,500 soldiers during the past months.    alforatnews.com

butterfly   The budget controversy is on the front again

04/22/2021 07:10:24   The budget controversy is on the front againThe debate over the state budget for 2021 is at the forefront of political conversations again. While the Council of Ministers authorized its Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi to challenge some of its parliamentary paragraphs before the Federal Court, the debate raged about the changes that affected the version of the budget published in the official Iraqi newspaper Al-Waqi’a .

The representative of the network component in Parliament, Qusay Abbas, said in a press interview, that “the 2021 budget that arrived from the government to the parliament is the strangest budgets in the history of Iraq, and it contains many problems,” noting that “most of the parliamentarians, when voting on it, were not aware of the details. Attached tables with it. ”

He stressed that “in a dangerous precedent, the parliament was surprised to vote on a budget with variables in some clauses and paragraphs, and some paragraphs are stuffed with deals between some blocs, while most MPs were not aware of adding these paragraphs, so this budget became completely irresponsible.”

Abbas added that “some of the paragraphs published in the (Al-Waqa’iq Al-Iraqiya) newspaper were not voted on by the House of Representatives during the budget approval session, and this matter increased the lack of confidence,” stressing that “the government must assume its responsibility for what happened in the publication of (the facts) for paragraphs other than Voting on it in Parliament, ”noting that“ these transgressions must not be passed by accident. ”

butterfly   In addition, the MP for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Hassan Ali, confirmed that the Budget Law became effective after it was published in the Official Gazette.

Ali said: “The region is committed to the law and its provisions and has not expressed any opposition, and the regional government has understandings with all the active political blocs, and we do not expect an appeal by Shiite MPs and blocs of the region’s share.”

He added, “Most of the deputies voted on the paragraph on the Kurdistan region’s share after reviewing and reviewing it, and it is illogical to object to and appeal to it.”

In turn, the Chief of the Cabinet of the Council of Ministers of the Kurdistan Region announced a new round of talks between Baghdad and the region, while noting that the Prime Minister of the region, Masrour Barzani, sent a message to the Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, regarding the implementation of the commitments.

Commenting on the cabinet’s decision to authorize Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi the authority to challenge the budget paragraphs before the Federal Court, Riyad Al-Masoudi, the deputy for the Saeron Alliance, said that “it is not in the interest of the government of the Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, to challenge the 2021 Budget Law.”

Al-Masoudi stated, “The body that prepares the budget is the Iraqi government, and the House of Representatives has the authority to reduce the overall budget or transfer between chapters chapters, and if there is an increase, Parliament must consult with the government.”

butterfly   And he indicated, “The Iraqi parliament played its role in reducing the overall budget, and this reduction was very large, so the reduction was made from 165 trillion dinars to 129 trillion, and there are also paragraphs that have been completely changed by Parliament, and for this the Iraqi government wants to challenge some of the budget paragraphs.”

He added, “We believe that it is not in the interest of the Iraqi government to file an appeal against the provisions of the 2021 budget, as this matter will create a kind of lack of understanding between the executive and the legislative authority, especially since the budget was sent to the government before the vote on it, and it did not present any real or substantial observations.” on her”.   alforatnews.com

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butterfly   Al-Kazemi’s advisor determines the mechanisms used to control the dollar price

Posted, 4/22/2021 20:48   Al-Kazemis advisor determines the mechanisms used to control the dollar price[Baghdad-Where]

The Financial Adviser to the Prime Minister, Mazhar Muhammad Salih, on Wednesday, identified the mechanisms followed by the Central Bank of Iraq to control the exchange rate, while responding to fears of a greater rise in the coming period.

According to the official agency, Saleh said, “The Central Bank of Iraq window for selling and buying foreign currency is a tool for the stability and stability of the exchange rate through daily interventions in the monetary market that mainly aim to withdraw high levels of liquidity in the Iraqi dinar from the market, which is called (the monetary sterilization policy). “.

He added, “Where the desired market demand for foreign currency is met by exchanging the dinar for foreign cash that is in the possession of the monetary authority, because that authority is the monetary issuance authority, that is, it is the one who issued the same dinar and it is concerned with maintaining the stability of its value and purchasing power.”

He continued, “Those excess levels of cash liquidity in dinars are pressing, generating a demand for foreign currency, which means a demand for foreign goods, services and benefits, as foreign currency contributes to financing Iraq’s foreign trade, that is, import trade, which provides the supply of foreign currency and mainly to the market that is in the bank’s possession. “The Iraqi Central Bank, no one else, through the accumulation of its efficient reserves of foreign currency represented by the very high coverage of the dinar, so the Central Bank undertakes the sale from its window that practices defense of the stability of the exchange rate within its official prescribed limits of 1450 dinars per dollar.”

butterfly   He pointed out that “based on the foregoing, the daily monetary policy operations that perform their function by controlling the monetary liquidity in dinars and exchanging them at a stable exchange rate (as a nominal fixer of the external value of money), that is to absorb that liquidity after exchanging it in the foreign currency at a fixed rate, it must be reflected in the stability of the exchange rate and from Then the price calm and stability, successively, because the price is the value of the currency, expressed in money   alliraqnews.com

butterfly  Member of Parliamentary Energy: Electricity this summer will be better

4/22/2021 17:41   Member of Parliamentary Energy – Electricity this summer will be better[Baghdad-Where]

Member of the Parliamentary Energy Committee, Amjad Al-Oqabi, announced, Thursday, that the distribution of electricity in Baghdad and the provinces will be better this summer.

“The Ministry of Electricity prepared a plan that was supposed to be implemented in 2020, but this year is devoid of the budget, and even the disbursement of one-twelfth was fake,” Al-Uqabi said.

He pointed out, “The transfer of all electricity projects to 2021, and today, after the arrival of the budget, the projects began to be implemented, especially in the field of maintaining production stations and extending transmission and distribution lines to ease the screws in some areas.”

Al-Uqabi noted that the ministry launched a massive campaign to lift the bottlenecks on Wednesday, expecting that a summer season is better than previous seasons if the ministry continues at the same pace.   alliraqnews.com

The Boss   Hey there   Does anyone have boots on ground in Iraq

butterfly   Eighty-four billion dinars, the value of the Iraqi Stock Exchange trading during the first quarter of 2021

Thursday 22, April 2021 21:40 The Iraq Stock Exchange (the Stock Exchange) announced, on Thursday, that it had traded 133 billion shares worth 84 billion dinars during the first quarter of this year.

The market said in a statement that it organized “during the first quarter of 2021 (56) a trading session for the shares of joint-stock companies that will last from Sunday to Thursday of every week.”

She indicated that no deliberation sessions were organized during “Sunday 21/2, 28/2, 7/3, 3/14 and 3/21/2021, as they fall within the period of a comprehensive curfew based on the decisions of the National Safety Committee.”

Trading during the first quarter of 2020 was limited, according to the statement, to “the shares of Iraqi joint stock companies for not offering any new financial instruments by joint stock companies or government institutions.”

The number of companies listed on the Iraq Stock Exchange reached 103 joint-stock companies. Likewise, the number of companies suspended from trading for not submitting the annual disclosure reached 19 companies.

butterfly   The market index achieved an increase of 11% compared to the close of 2020 and an increase of 17% compared to the close of January 2021.

The total number of shares traded to foreigners reached 35% of the total number of shares traded on the market. They also bought 29 billion shares worth 18 billion dinars through the implementation of 2232 purchase deals on 58 joint-stock companies, while 17 billion shares were sold at a value of 10 billion dinars through the implementation of 994 sales deals on 49 joint-stock companies.

The Market affirmed in its statement that these results were achieved as a result of “the Securities Commission’s decision to amend Article (1) of the Joint Stock Companies Disclosure Instructions No. (8) to become as follows (Every company listed on the Iraq Stock Exchange must provide the Commission with the annual report within a period not exceeding (150) days after the end of its fiscal year and its publication in available media).

In addition to “providing 13 joint-stock companies with financial statements as of December 31, 2020, as well as the effect of changing the exchange rate of foreign currencies against the Iraqi dinar, it stimulated the purchase order on stocks, as it is one of the sources of investment and also because it is one of the stores of value.”

butterfly   OPEC urges member states of the organization to engage in contacts with the US administration

Thursday 22, April 2021 22:52 The Secretary-General of “OPEC” Muhammad Barkindo confirmed that Washington’s approval of the anti-organization NOPEC bill may threaten the interests of the United States abroad and endanger Americans and American assets.

Mohamed Barkando urged the member states of the organization to engage in contacts with the American administration.

He said, “It is necessary for member states to enhance bilateral diplomatic contacts with government officials in the United States … and to explain the shortcomings of the bill with regard to the United States, if passed.”

He continued, “These deficiencies may include weakening the principle of immunity at the global level, endangering American interests abroad, as well as protecting their citizens and their assets.”

He added that some members may face fines if the anti-organization law is passed in the US Congress and signed by the president.

He emphasized that the members of the organization may face the confiscation of assets on US soil or placing them under the tutelage of third parties.

butterfly   Baghdad and Moscow are discussing cooperation files in the field of energy, economy, development of agricultural technology, and facilitating the granting of entry visas to investors / expanded

Thursday 22, April 2021 23:35 Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein discussed with the Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Head of the Russian side of the Iraqi-Russian Joint Committee, Yury Parisov, relations between Baghdad and Moscow, and ways to rise to what meets the aspirations of the two friendly peoples ..

Hussein expressed Iraq’s keenness to advance the historical relations that Connecting the two countries, calling for opening new horizons for cooperation relations, explaining: Iraqi-Russian relations are witnessing a remarkable development, calling for a meeting of the Iraqi-Russian Joint Committee at its ninth session to be held in Moscow this year.

The two sides discussed a number of joint cooperation files in the field of energy, economy, development of agricultural technology, and facilitating the granting of entry visas to investors and diplomats from both countries. They also discussed supporting the Iraqi students file, renewing residency, developing the tourism side, working to increase support, and facilitate flights For tourism in both countries.

The minister praised the effective Russian role in fighting the terrorist organization ISIS, stressing the importance of continuing this cooperation in various fields, including continuing to train Iraqi forces and exchanging intelligence information to prevent the return of terrorist groups’ activity.

They also discussed the Iraqi security file and its relationship with neighboring countries, as well as the situation in the Middle East, and means of joint cooperation. To relieve tension and spare the region more conflicts.

butterfly    Nechirvan Barzani: We must acknowledge past mistakes, learn from them, and turn a new page on building a strong Iraq  Thursday 22, April 2021 23:37 The President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani stressed the importance of recognizing past mistakes, learning from them, and opening a new page for building a strong Iraq.

He said in a televised statement that the problem of Iraq is related to thinking, and that my last message to Baghdad during my last visit is that we have sinned and you have done wrong, and conflicts and wars have no meaning, and let us go to economic reform.

He pointed out that Iraq is a country rich in its material and human resources, so we must restore confidence to the Iraqi citizen in the political process, pointing out that participation in the recent elections was minimal because the people want a better situation.

butterfly  Nechirvan Barzani: Iraqi youth want change for the better

Thursday 22, April 2021 23:39 The President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, affirmed that Iraqi youth want change for the better.

He said in a televised statement that the one who was born in 2003 is 18 years old, and these young people do not fear the past and want democracy and change for the better.

He pointed out that partnership and coexistence do not currently exist and that ISIS is not born from space, but rather as a result of political mistakes, so a decent life must be found for all Iraqis and that the Iraqis stand on their feet.

butterfly  Nechirvan Barzani: Kirkuk is an Iraqi city, and its problem is that it is rich in oil, as is Basra

Thursday 22, April 2021 23:45 | The President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, affirmed that Kirkuk is an Iraqi city, and its problem is that it is rich in oil, as is the case of Basra.

He said in a televised statement that the solution to the Kirkuk issue lies in the approval of the oil and gas law and the implementation of Article 140 (constitutional), and that its implementation will not have a problem for the Kurds in Kirkuk and what he described as the “disputed” areas.

He stressed that the dialogue will contribute to solving any problem between Baghdad and Erbil.

butterfly   The President of the Kurdistan Region: The claim that Article 140 is dead is wrong

Thursday 22, April 2021 23:57 | The President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, asserted that the claim that Article 140 death is wrong.

He said in a televised statement that participation by all components in the political decision is a guarantee of solving all problems, pointing out that the fight against ISIS has participated in all Iraqis and from all components, and therefore the solution of problems must be with the participation of everyone and not be limited to a specific component in making fateful decisions.

butterfly  Nechirvan Barzani: Some Iraqi politicians delude people that the region is taking more than it deserves

Friday 23, April 2021 00:02 The President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, affirmed that Iraqi politicians delude people that the region is taking more than it deserves.

He said in a televised statement that the region wants to advance to all of Iraq and there is no truth to what some politicians say about the region to throw their failure towards providing services and reconstruction to citizens.

butterfly   Nechirvan Barzani: Establishing a region is a right guaranteed by the constitution

Friday 23, April 2021 00:15 Baghdad / Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani affirmed that the establishment of the region in Iraq is a right guaranteed by the constitution.

He said in a televised statement: The question has come, what are the politicians ’vision towards the future of Iraq, so the time has come to say stop .. and to sit down and talk before going into the unknown.

He stressed that a generation lives in the camps, and this is a time bomb, so we must help each other to resolve differences, instead of engaging in meetings that do not serve anyone.

He pointed out that the solution to the problem of demonstrations is not to appoint the youth, so every politician should not think about its component.

“There is no solution to the problems between the region and the center, and no politician in Baghdad has proposed a practical solution to these problems,” he said.

And he indicated that the Kurds will not stand as a stumbling block on the constitutional articles that need to be amended, so it is natural that we negotiate to put the constitutional articles that need to be amended.

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butterfly   Nechirvan Barzani: The attack on Erbil airport is a dangerous escalation for Iraq in general

Friday 23, April 2021 00:21 The President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, said: The attack on Erbil airport is a dangerous escalation for Iraq in general.

He added in a televised statement that Iraq needs the US forces and the international coalition in order to fight ISIS, pointing out that some groups want to embarrass Iraq and this escalation by targeting Erbil airport with a drone plane does not serve Iraq in general.

He stressed that the previous bombing had arrested the perpetrators in Baghdad and Erbil, and there was good cooperation between Baghdad and Erbil in this regard, and that investigations were continuing in the two operations.

butterfly Nechirvan Barzani confirms that there is a block outside the government obstructing solutions

Friday 23, April 2021 00:38 The President of the Kurdistan region, Nechirvan Barzani, confirmed that there is a blockade outside the government that impedes solutions.

He said in a televised statement that the decision is not in the hands of the government and the prime minister, because there are participants in the government and at the same time opponents of it, because you find them once and again before the people who are not responsible, and this matter is the basis of the problem of governance in Iraq.

He explained that Al-Kazemi’s response with the Kurdistan region is being targeted wrongly by some, as Al-Kazemi participated with the Peshmerga in the wars, and that Kazemi’s political opponents are using it against him even though he is not present.

He pointed out that the weapons must be within the framework of the state, and this requires a real will, because the parties that target the American forces and the well-known bases.

He indicated that the withdrawal of US forces or not depends on the Iraqi decision and strategic dialogue.

Barzani denied the existence of Israeli sites in the region and said this false news was exaggerated, pointing out that any person entering the region knew Baghdad about it because of the presence of representatives of the intelligence at the ports and airports in the region.

EYEGUY   butterfly so what`s the ups …….short version ? 🙂

butterfly  EYEGUY same old same old just another day.

EYEGUY   Just popped in …..OMG you have posted so much …..makes my eyes heavy …thank You

butterfly  lol

EYEGUY I’M  waiting on a guy to pick up his glasses then Im heading home for a nappy   How are you ?

EYEGUY  beautiful day outside no business today the beginning of the week was busy …no rhymn or reason anymore

EYEGUY  not alot of traffic on the roads either

butterfly  One of the so-called gurus said yesterday was the day. Here we are, another day and I wonder what that so-called guru is telling his followers.

butterfly   Nechirvan Barzani: What happened in Parliament was emotional

Friday 23, April 2021 00:43 The President of the Kurdistan region, Nechirvan Barzani, said: We do not object to the participation of any party in a special dialogue to help Iraq.

And he stressed in a televised statement Iraq’s need for stability, and this requires a serious dialogue from all parties without exception, and we will be supportive of it.

He indicated that the Kurdish-Shiite alliance is old after 2003, during which the constitution was written, but this alliance has changed now and has ended, and this is a fact and now we need a comprehensive alliance of Kurds, Sunnis and Shiites on the basis of partnership, citizenship and balance.

And he indicated that what happened in Parliament about the decision to expel the American forces was emotional, but we must know the extent of the Iraqis’ ability to confront ISIS alone, and in the event that ISIS finally ends, we will abide by the decision of Baghdad /

butterfly  Nechirvan Barzani: We will deal with any future prime minister of Iraq who carries a program that serves the country —   Friday 23, April 2021 00:49 | The President of the Kurdistan region, Nechirvan Barzani, said: We will deal with any future prime minister of Iraq who carries a program that serves the country.

He said in a televised statement that the work of the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, is very good and he bears a great responsibility, and this work serves all Iraqis.

He confirmed his readiness to be the president of the republic, but the idea does not exist at this time.

butterfly   Nechirvan Barzani: Our choice is the solution within our strategic Iraq

Friday 23, April 2021 00:55 The President of the Kurdistan region, Nechirvan Barzani, said: Our choice is the solution within our strategic Iraq, not separation.

He said in a televised statement that the previous differences between the Kurds and Arabs were with the rulers and not the people, but if the Kurds feel that they are second-class citizens, they will react greatly and demand their rights.

butterfly   region: Baghdad and Erbil have a common vision on the issue of the opposition

Friday 23, April 2021 01:01 The President of the Kurdistan region, Nechirvan Barzani said: Baghdad and Erbil have a common vision on the issue of the opposition.

He said that resolving the PKK issue should be done in cooperation with neighboring countries Iran and Turkey.

He explained that in the fourth month Baghdad did not send the salaries of the Kurdistan region’s employees, and this matter must be resolved quickly.

Barzani called for the implementation of the Sinjar agreement on the ground, because we did not see a practical solution.

Butterfly  Reuters: U.S. HOUSE Votes To Make Washington, D.C., 51st State, Sends To Senate Amid Strong Republican Opposition

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