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Butterfly   Representative Economy: Treatments for the rise in the exchange rate of the Iraqi dinar need “time”

April 23, 2021 05:32 PM   Representative Economy – Treatments for the rise in the exchange rate of the Iraqi dinar need timeMubasher: The Parliamentary Economic and Investment Committee in Iraq confirmed, today, Friday, that the treatment of the exchange rate increase needs time.

MP Salem Al-Tafili, a member of the committee, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA) that the real treatments for the exchange rate increase need time to stabilize the market.

Al-Tufayli added that many deputies called for a reduction in the dollar’s price, not at the previous rate, but in a gradual manner so that the citizen would not be affected economically, indicating that the citizen with limited income and the poor was affected by the change of the exchange rate.

He pointed out that the budget supported the private sector and large projects in order to attract part of the workforce so that there would be a work movement, and that his committee presented a program and recommendations to the Prime Minister that included supporting the private, agricultural and industrial sector.

A member of the Parliamentary Economic and Investment Committee in Iraq explained that his country has all the infrastructure to improve the agricultural and industrial reality, but it needs fair and efficient hands. mubasher.info

butterfly  President of the Kurdistan region: Those who think that Article 140 is dead are ‘deluded’

2021.04.23 – 01:38   President of the Kurdistan region – Those who think that Article 140 is dead are deludedThe President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, called for “strengthening” the concept of citizenship in Iraq, and while noting that the application of Article 140 would solve all problems, he stressed that the legislation of the oil and gas law is important for the specificity and status of Kirkuk governorate.

Barzani said during his hosting of the “Bal three” program, presented by colleagues “Saif Ali, Zainab Rabie, and Hisham Ali,” followed by “People”, “It is the duty of everyone in the current stage to strengthen the concept of citizenship and build a true partnership that will make Iraq a homeland for all components.” .

And the President of the Kurdistan region promised that “the root of the problem in Iraq lies in the way of thinking,” pointing out that “democracy does not necessarily mean holding elections every 4 years.”

Barzani considered that “the current generation of young people in Iraq is not the same 10 years ago, as the current generation of Iraqi politicians does not accept slogans without content.”

“The current stage is no longer a transitional period, as we are heading to very important elections in the future,” he said.

The privacy of the Kirkuk situation

Barzani pointed out that “the Kirkuk problem has two sides: the first is natural resources. If there was an oil and gas law, everyone would be reassured, and for the solution to the Kirkuk problem there must be an oil and gas law. The second is the land problem, as Baghdad’s insistence on not recognizing the existence of any Kurdish right.” incorrect”.

butterfly   Controversial Article 140

The region’s president called for the implementation of Article 140 of the Iraqi constitution, and its implementation usually puts an end to all the problems of the Kurds and other nationalities in the disputed areas.

He described those who considered Article 140 “dead” as “illusions.”

Kurdistan region and the displaced

Barzani pointed out that it was our duty in 2014, after ISIS took control of some areas, to open the doors to the displaced, and we received about two million displaced people from Iraq and Syria, we did not see any security threat from them, and we were happy with the return of many of them to their areas.

He emphasized that “good relations” were and are between the citizens of the Kurdistan region and the displaced. nasnews.com

butterfly    Among them is a former minister … Parliamentary integrity: requests for arrest and lifting the immunity of MPs   04/23/2021 14:29:01   Among them is a former minister … Parliamentary integrity – requests for arrest and lifting the immunity of MPsThe Parliamentary Integrity Committee revealed that requests for arrest and the lifting of legal immunity from a group of parliament members have been received.

A member of the committee, Kazem Al-Shari, said in a press statement, today, Friday, that “a number of arrest requests are accompanied by lifting the immunity of a group of deputies, including four linked to the case being investigated by the government anti-corruption committee, while some of them resulted from personal complaints.”

And he stated, “The request to lift the immunity of the current deputy and former Minister of Electricity, Abdel-Karim Aftan, was received from the judiciary before the arrest of the leader of the Al-Hal Party, Jamal Karbouli,” pointing out that, “after the arrest of Karbouli, no arrest warrant, summons, or the like was issued to any political or parliamentary figure.” Noting at the same time that “the governmental anti-corruption committee has not yet announced the results of the investigation in that case.”

It is noteworthy that a security force under the authority of the Anti-Corruption Commission arrested the head of the Al-Hal party, a member of the “resolve” coalition, at dawn last Sunday.

Last August, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi formed a special committee to investigate major corruption files, and assigned the tasks of implementing arrest warrants to a special force headed by the Prime Minister.

Transparency International ranks Iraq among the most corrupt countries in the world over the past years.


An Iranian lawmaker calls for the confiscation of Rouhani and Zarif’s property in case the sanctions are lifted

Friday 23, April 2021 19:58 The MP for the city of Nishapur / northeastern Iran / Ihsan Arkani called for the confiscation of all property and assets of the Iranian negotiating team in Vienna, including President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Muhammad Javad Zarif, in case the sanctions imposed on Iran failed.

The deputy wrote through his official account on Twitter that: The most important criticism directed at Rouhani’s promises about the nuclear agreement is the absence of an executive guarantor for these promises.

Arkani suggested: Confiscating all property, assets and homes of President Hassan Rouhani and his Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, Abbas Araqchi, chief negotiator and other negotiators as a guarantee, and selling them for the benefit of the Iranian people if the sanctions are not lifted.

Negotiations began in the Austrian capital, Vienna, in early April, between delegations from the countries concerned with the nuclear agreement signed between Iran and the major powers in 2015, to discuss opportunities for the United States to return to the agreement and lift its sanctions on Iran.

The parties to the nuclear agreement agreed to continue consultations, at the level of experts, to discuss technical aspects and details of issues related to the lifting of sanctions on Iran.

butterfly   A European-American summit next June

Friday 23, April 2021 20:36 European Council President Charles Michel announced today, Friday, that a summit that includes leaders of European institutions and US President Joe Biden will be held in mid-June in Brussels on the occasion of Biden’s visit to Europe.

The US President will participate in the G7 summit in Britain from 11 to 13 June, and then in the Atlantic summit in Brussels on the 14th.

A European source said that Biden’s meeting with Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen may take place on June 15.

“This summit will confirm our commitment to a strong transatlantic partnership based on common values and interests,” the White House said in a statement.

He added: The three will discuss a common agenda to ensure global health security, promote economic recovery, address climate change, enhance digital and trade cooperation, consolidate democracy and address mutual foreign policy concerns.

The last meeting of an American president with the leaders of European institutions in Brussels dates back to Donald Trump’s visit at the end of May 2017.

EYEGUY  heres some intel …….BVanter alll you want to about it LOL

EYEGUY   RayRen98 said  05:56 AM Apr 23, 2021   Friday morning…

Treasury staff has been “on the ready” around the clock since Wednesday expecting fall-out on Friday.

Banks were given the “notice to proceed” last evening after 4:00 PM, Eastern. At least two bank names were given that are supposed to start exchanging today.

Butterfly   Now this is good news for the citizens: ………………

A company in Sulaymaniyah begins equipping the northern national grid in Kirkuk with 150 megawatts

Friday 23, April 2021 20:48 | A source in Kirkuk Electricity Distribution announced that the Qiwan Company in Sulaymaniyah Governorate has begun supplying the northern national grid in Kirkuk with 150 megawatts. He explained that the line is currently connected to the South Kirkuk secondary station, noting that this amount of energy is for the northern network, Kirkuk, Mosul, and Tikrit, and soon, 150 mica will be supplied through the Erbil Debs line, and also for the entire northern region, not just Kirkuk.

The source said, according to a contract concluded between the company and the Ministry of Electricity, which began to be implemented with the breakfast hour today, and the Kiwan Company in Sulaymaniyah Governorate began supplying 120 to 150 megawatts of electricity to the national grid in Kirkuk, in agreement with the Ministry of Electricity and with the support of the Kirkuk administration and members of Parliament. For distribution to three governorates, namely Kirkuk, Nineveh and Salah al-Din, after the Kurdistan Regional Government and the investor in MAS refused to supply Kirkuk’s share with an official contract four years ago.

Dave Howdy folks…Art 140……arrest warrants….. :Blabla: ?

butterfly  Masrour Barzani and Blinken agree by phone on the continuing need for an international coalition

Friday 23, April 2021 21:31 The President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani, discussed by phone with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, the situation in Iraq and the region.

The two parties, according to a regional government statement, strongly condemned the missile attacks against the Kurdistan region, the Iraqi bases and the international coalition.

It was agreed between the two parties on the continuing need for the international coalition to support the Peshmerga and Iraqi forces in the war against ISIS.

The two sides expressed their concern over the attempts of the outlawed groups to undermine the upcoming elections in Iraq.   They also agreed that the Sinjar agreement should be fully implemented.

The two sides welcomed the approval of the Federal Budget Law.

In this regard, the Prime Minister said that the Kurdistan Regional Government expects Baghdad to begin sending financial dues as soon as possible, once again committing the Kurdistan Regional Government to the budget law.

butterfly the Prime Minister encouraged the US Secretary of State to help provide the appropriate political climate for both Erbil and Baghdad to implement the Budget Law and solve other outstanding problems.

The minister urged to intervene personally to ensure that the Kurdistan region gets a (fair and equitable) share of international loans to Iraq.

The Prime Minister and Minister Blinken also discussed the upcoming Iraqi parliamentary elections, and expressed their concern over the attempts by outlawed groups to undermine the common goal of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq and the international community, which is to hold free and fair elections, as well as their attempts to undermine the partnership between the Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq and the United States.

Returning to Sinjar, the prime minister touched on his ongoing dialogue with Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi and other Iraqi leaders following the agreement. He agreed with the US Secretary of State on the importance of fully implementing it.

butterfly   Now I have to finish mowing the lawn…bbl

Dave   Iraqi MP Mish’an Al-Jabouri: I Took Millions of Dollars in Bribes, All Iraqi Politicians Do

#5303 | 01:55   Source: Etejah TV (Iraq)   In a TV interview, Iraqi MP Mish’an Al-Jabouri admitted that he had taken millions of dollars in bribes. In a January 26 interview with Al-Etejah TV, MP Al-Jabouri claimed that all Iraqi politicians take bribery and that only a coward would not. He claimed that the entire political echelon is corrupt and responsible for the destruction of the country. Al-Jabouri is a member of the Iraqi Commission of Integrity, tasked with investigating governmental corruption. He refused to disclose names of fellow corrupt politicians for fear that “they will kill me right in the street.”

PM Dave    nterviewer: “Who is behind the corruption?”

Mish’an Al-Jabouri: “We all are. Everybody plays a role.”

Interviewer: “All of you (politicians)?”

Mish’an Al-Jabouri: “Yes, everybody.”

Interviewer: “How come?”

Mish’an Al-Jabouri: “I am a member of the Commission of Integrity. We open cases, and then close them when we receive bribes. That’s one example.”

my honor, I did. They bribed me to close down a case, but I didn’t. I took several millions of dollars, but I didn’t close the case. I don’t consider it to be a bribe. I see this as conning a corrupt son of a bitch.”

Interviewer: “Who else is corrupt?”

Mish’an Al-Jabouri: “Everybody. Everybody! The Sunnis, the Shiites, and the secularists are all corrupt.”

Interviewer: “The parliament? The government?”

Mish’an Al-Jabouri: “They are all corrupt. If someone is not corrupt, it’s because he is a coward. Either they are corrupt and take bribes, or else they get it in the form of concessions.”

Interviewer: “It’s good to be in government?”

Mish’an Al-Jabouri: “Very good. You get an armored car with an escort, and when you get to a roadblock, you just say: I’m an MP.”

Interviewer: “So you are behind the destruction of this country?”

Mish’an Al-Jabouri: “Of course. The entire political echelon is responsible for this. If there is a homeless man in Iraq, a child who goes to bed without food, or an Iraqi who dies because he has no medicine – the reason is the political echelon in the Green Zone, and the political echelon that manages the various provinces. We all bear responsibility. All of us. We all lie, steal, and take bribes. Anyone who says that he does not take bribes is lying. If I say anything more, they will kill me right in the street.”

Interviewer: “This is an indictment of the entire political echelon.”

Mish’an Al-Jabouri: “By God, the stories I know… If the Iraqis knew these stories, they would storm the Green Zon

Dave  lost his seat…….remains as free as a bird…….Still???

butterfly    With a televised statement … Al-Abadi: The October demonstrations … represented a clash between the people and the political process

Friday 23, April 2021 23:03 The head of the Nasr Coalition, Haider al-Abadi, said: Iraqis did not see that the 2018 elections represented them, as they were not fair, and the majority participated in it. So happened the October demonstrations, which represented a clash between the people and the political process.

Al-Abadi said in a televised statement tonight: The Electoral Commission in 2018 did not play its rightful role. And the state we are in, because of that mistake. Politicians must leave the conflict; Iraq needs to be rescued from its dangerous situation, and this is a project that I am working on by establishing a middle line that does not lean towards any party or country.

He added that: The victory coalition is a project to overcome sectarianism and ethnicity. Its goal is only the interest of Iraq, not the interests of others who saw it as a threat and made great efforts and huge funds to weaken it.

Al-Abadi explained that: Some countries fear a strong Iraq, and some have worked, since 2018, to weaken their security and economic achievements.

He stressed that: The Popular Mobilization Law relied on the Diwani order that I issued at the time to organize this institution under the framework of the state, and it worked firmly not to allow the fugitive weapons to seize the state, as is happening today in terms of blackmail and encroachment on the situation and public money.

utterfly  Al-Abadi added that: During the war against ISIS, I tried to train and organize volunteers and subject them to the military context. They have Hamas and a willingness to sacrifice, and this is the basis of defending Iraq, and it has isolated any political action from the security forces, and it succeeded in all that. But all things are different after 2018, because there are special interests and economic mafias that want to control the popular crowd to implement their ambitions through it. This is evident among many Hashdis who refuse to do so.

And he indicated: To confront the uncontrolled weapon, first it must be understood that these armed men have the perception that the right is with them, and therefore we must warn them about the error of their actions, and then there is a need to isolate the few who have nothing but breaking the law. Without these steps, it means a civil war. We must understand the armed factions and listen to their point of view, even if we do not agree with them. The limit that we cannot accept is the landing of a weapon on the street other than that of the state.

Al-Abadi noted that: Iraqis abroad and the security forces have the right to participate in the elections, and suspicion that the results of their votes will be tampered with will be resolved by establishing a fair electoral system, rather than being prevented from participating.

He stated that: With the start of the October demonstrations and the killing of innocents, the victory coalition was the first to call for the resignation of the government, the formation of a neutral commission, and the holding of early and fair elections.

Al-Abadi stressed: The reduction of the Iraqi dinar exchange rate was categorically rejected during our political meetings. This is beyond the state’s ability to control commodity pricing, which affects people’s livelihood. Instead of that solution, spending could have been reduced, as we did previously.

butterfly     Al-Sadr is accused of tweeting some parties disturbing the security in the country

Friday 23, April 2021 23:45 The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, accused parties of disturbing security in the country for many reasons.

He said in a tweet that: The most important reason is to delay or cancel elections through some unruly militias that target their bombing of the occupying forces to discourage them from withdrawing.

Al-Sadr added that: the survival of the occupying forces is the survival of those militias, or through the placement of Iraq into an external conflict and through linking it to the Syrian-Israeli conflict.

Al-Sadr addressed the proud Iraqi people by saying, “Are we not enough for war, killing, deportation, and bombing? Come to a comprehensive peace with weapons and violence, so that we may live in the confines of our homeland without foreign agendas and without bowing.”

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butterfly   PeteV Hi there. When it is international news, I will believe it, until then, all are “opinions”.

PeteV  ok butterfly He isnt saying it is—–just talking

Butterfly  PeteV don’t take offense, but I have not seen anything indicating an exchange.

PeteV   none taken butterfly

butterfly  Someone said…..Wednesday and it is Friday. I have heard that sort of scenario so many times throughout these years that I want to hit the wall. Everyone needs to wait until it goes INTERNATIONAL, until then it is someone’s opinion.

PeteV   Yupper

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