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Butterfly    2021-04-29 07:32   Shafaq News/ The Prime Minister of Kurdistan, Masrour Barzani, hosted the President of the Republic of Iraq, Barham Salih, earlier today, Thursday.

A readout of the meeting issued by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said PM Barzani and President Salih discussed the latest developments and updates on the situation in Iraq and Kurdistan, stressing the importance of addressing the unresolved issues between the Federal and Regional governments.

The meeting deemed the consensus over the 2021 Federal Budget law as a “positive step” that shall benefit all the components and territories in Iraq, laying emphasis upon delivering the allocations of the Kurdistan Region as soon as possible, according to the readout.

The meeting appraised the reforms commenced by the Region’s government and highlighted the support the ninth cabinet needs to achieve its quest, serve the public interest, and protect the constitutional entity of the Kurdistan Region.

In another aspect of the meeting, Salih and Barzani touched upon the upcountry legislative elections in Iraq and the importance of holding just and fair elections to guarantee the rights and the aspirations of all the Iraqi components.

butterfly   2021-04-29 07:59 Shafaq News/ The alliance of Kurdish forces in Kirkuk, a.k.a the Kurdistan Alliance, broke up today, and the Kurdish parties will run for the upcoming legislative elections with separate electoral rosters.

The official of the Kurdistan Democratic Socialist Party, Rasool Raouf, said in a statement to Shafaq News Agency, “the Kurdistan Alliance does not exist anymore.”

“Kurdish parties will run for the elections with separate lists,” Rasool added, “four Kurdish parties have completed their rosters.”

Raouf attributed the dissolution of the alliance to the absence of any previous meetings to agree upon the list, “the former alliance was established to run for the provincial council’s elections.”

“Those [upcoming] elections are different. Anybody can run for a post independently from parties since the votes are counted for the candidate, not the party.”

butterfly   2021-04-29 06:43  Shafaq News/ Members of the Iraqi Parliament will be approaching the Federal Supreme Court to put forward an appeal to amend the electoral law, a head of a parliamentary bloc revealed, hinting at a similar move from al-Kadhimi’s government.

The head of the “Bayareq al-Khair” bloc, MP Muhammad al-Khalidi, said in a statement to Shafaq News Agency, “some articles of the electoral law must be amended, particularly the article related the biometric ID,” stressing, “it is impossible to hold the elections as scheduled if the law remains as it is.”

“There is an approach to the Federal Supreme Court to challenge the electoral law. We addressed the Prime Ministry and the Presidency of the Republic to appeal some of the law’s articles.”

“The government will also challenge the law to impose restrictions on the use of the biometric IDs in the forthcoming elections.”

Butterfly   Iraq is fifth in the Arab world and 38th in the world in gold reserves

Time: 04/29/2021 15:35   {Economic: Al Furat News} The Central Bank of Iraq announced, on Thursday, that the volume of gold reserves at the bank ranks 38 in the world and fifth in the Arab world.

A statement by the Central Bank’s Media Office received by {Al Furat News} stated that “the governor of the bank, Mustafa Ghaleb, is terrifying. He held a meeting with the World Gold Council (upon their request) and discussed a number of issues, the most prominent of which were technical support and training files.”

Adding that “the increase in the foreign reserves of the Central Bank, which was achieved after implementing the recent reforms in the work of this bank and the banking sector, was also discussed. The World Gold Council provided full support to the Central Bank in case it wished to increase the gold quota for Iraq.”

butterfly   France declares its standing and respect for the sovereign decisions of Iraq

Time: 04/29/2021 19:01:17   {Politics: The Euphrates News} The National Security Adviser, Qassem Al-Araji, discussed in his office today, Thursday, with the French Chargé d’Affairs in Baghdad, Jean-Noel Bonyo, the strategic dialogue between Baghdad and Washington and the scheduling of the withdrawal of foreign forces from Iraq.

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A statement by Al-Araji’s office said, “Al-Furat News” received a copy, “The two sides also discussed the work of the NATO advisory mission in Iraq.”

The French Chargé d’Affairs pointed out that “his country stands with Iraq in its sovereign decisions,” stressing “France’s respect for Iraqi sovereignty and always standing with the aspirations of the Iraqis.”

The statement continued, “The projects that France is undertaking in the city of Sinjar were also discussed, within the framework of the reconstruction of the liberated cities, as the construction of a hospital will begin after the rehabilitation of the health center in the district.”

The two sides stressed “the importance of strengthening and strengthening the growing relations between Baghdad and Paris, and at all levels.”

Butterfly    A parliamentary question to the head of the Sunni Endowment about financial and administrative irregularities

Time: 04/29/2021 18:14:03   {Politics: Al-Furat News} The head of the Parliamentary Endowments and Religious Affairs Committee, Hussein Al-Yasari, revealed that a parliamentary question had been prepared to direct it to the head of the Sunni Endowment Bureau, Saad Kampash, during the upcoming sessions of the House of Representatives.

The left-wing MP said in a statement that the Euphrates News Agency received a copy of it, “We are preparing a representative question to direct it to the head of the Sunni Endowment Office in accordance with the internal regulations and Law No. 13 of 2018 of the House of Representatives, pointing out that this comes after receiving confirmed information about the occurrence of financial and administrative violations by officials. In the Sunni Endowment. ”

As the leftist revealed, “the committee is in the process of evaluating the work of the Sunni endowment administration and other endowments during the past period, since 2018 until today,” warning that “we are heading to terminate the work of the proxy within a maximum period of June 2021 in accordance with what is stated in the budget law voted by the House of Representatives.” And ratified by the President of the Republic. ”

He stressed, “The committee will not allow any financial or administrative breaches in the endowment offices and work continuously to address legal and financial violations and prevent any financial waste or the occurrence of any financial or administrative corruption.”

Butterfly   Deputy: The return of the dollar exchange rate to what it was in the past

17:19 – 04/29/2021   Deputy – The return of the dollar exchange rate to what it was in the pastThe Secretary-General of the Islamic Union for Iraqi Turkmen , Jasim Muhammad al-Bayati, on Thursday ruled out the return of the dollar’s exchange rate and its return to what it was previously.

Al-Bayati said in a statement to the agency / Al-Maaloumah /, “The issue of the return of the dollar’s exchange rate to what it used to be has become a thing of the past, and there are no indications regarding it.”

He pointed out, “The current time does not allow it to return to what it was due to the existing health conditions, but there is a rumor and some say that the exchange rate of the dollar will return to its previous price before the elections.”

It is noteworthy that , on December 20, Iraq decided to reduce the value of the dinar against the dollar to 1450 instead of 1184, to contain the financial crisis, but the decision caused stagnation in economic movement and an increase in commodity prices in the local markets.   almaalomah.org

butterfly   Iraq opens US and Russian companies to build a nuclear reactor and determines its completion period

04/29/2021 12:31:27   Iraq opens US and Russian companies to build a nuclear reactor and determines its completion periodThe head of the Iraqi Authority for Controlling Radioactive Materials, Kamal Hussein Latif, revealed the possibility of building nuclear reactors in Iraq within 5-6 years in the event that the political will to do so is available.

Latif said in a statement that the Euphrates News Agency received a copy of it, that “the period of construction of these reactors includes the number of scientific cadres working in it,” indicating that “the availability of political will in the country and awareness of the extent to which Iraq needs these reactors by the politician and the citizen alike is very important. About the possibility of speeding up procedures for Iraq to obtain these reactors. ”

He added, “Iraq will need to produce more energy during the next ten years, which cannot be achieved with oil or gas fuels for many important considerations.”

Latif assured, “The fear of building these reactors to be used for military purposes is completely untrue, and that their construction will be limited to producing electric energy, as the fuel cannot be extracted from the metal envelope that contains it. Origin, “noting that” there is no way to use it on the military side, as this type of fuel is intended for energy production only and cannot be exploited in any way. ”

Latif assured, “Many American and Russian countries and companies approached the possibility of building these reactors in Iraq,” explaining that “these two countries are fully aware of the types of these reactors and there is no objection around them because they are safe, sound and dedicated to producing electricity only.”  alforatnews.com

butterfly   THIS IS GOOD NEWS:  Iraq pays a new compensation payment to Kuwait: 1.7 billion out of 52.4 billion dollars remain

Posted, 2021-04-29    Iraq pays a new compensation payment to Kuwait – 1.7 billion out of 52.4 billion dollars remain The United Nations Committee on Settlement of Claims of Those Affected by the Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait in 1990 said Wednesday (April 28, 2021) that it paid an additional $ 380 million, bringing the total amount it paid to compensation claimants to $ 50.7 billion.

The committee clarified that accordingly, the Kuwaiti government has an amount of $ 1.7 billion, to meet a pending demand made by the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation for its lost oil production and sales as a result of damage to the oil fields.   The payments come from Iraqi oil revenues and are delivered every 3 months   burathanews.com

Butterfly  World Gold Council: We are ready to support Iraq Economie- 04-29-2021 03:05 The Governor of the Central Bank, Mustafa Ghaleb, discussed, on Thursday, with the World Gold Council, the increase in foreign reserves in Iraq.

In a statement received by the Tigris, the Central Bank said, “The Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq, Mustafa Ghaleb Mukhaif, held a meeting today with the World Gold Council (upon their request). The meeting dealt with a number of issues, the most prominent of which were technical support and training files.”

“The meeting also discussed the increase in the foreign reserves of the Central Bank, which were achieved after the implementation of recent reforms in the work of this bank and the banking sector,” the statement said.

And the World Gold Council, according to the statement, “provided full support to the central bank in case it wished to increase the gold quota for Iraq.”

Butterfly   Al Rasheed Bank raises the salaries of employees of the Ministry of Defense after completing their salary resettlement

Thursday 29, April 2021 21:02 Al-Rasheed Bank announced that it had raised the salaries of employees of the Ministry of Defense who hold the Nakheel card.

The media office said in a statement: “The committees in charge of resettlement of salaries continue to visit military units and sectors in order to issue the cards without any review of the bank. ”

butterfly     The Minister of Agriculture discusses with the representative of the World Bank in Iraq the mechanism for implementing support for the agricultural sector

Thursday 29, April 2021 20:37 The Minister of Agriculture, Muhammad Karim Al-Khafaji, discussed today, Thursday, with Ramzi Numan, Special Representative of the World Bank Mission in Iraq, the mechanism for implementing support to the agricultural sector.

Al-Khafaji explained during the meeting that: The Ministry is continuing to develop the agricultural sector according to the scientific basis as well as cooperation and coordination with international organizations, including the FAO, the World Bank and the European Union, and there is cooperation that has occurred regarding the rehabilitation of three governorates in the south of the country, namely Basra, Maysan and Dhi Qar, pointing out that the ministry has achieved a breakthrough.

Quality despite the Corona pandemic, by achieving self-sufficiency in strategic crops, and operating 6000 poultry projects that were previously suspended from work, and the need now arises to establish veterinary clinics, grain storage silos, and advanced irrigation technologies, while the course file and raising the level of capacity can be achieved through the specialized departments. Affiliated with the Ministry of Health. ”

butterfly   For his part, the representative of the World Bank expressed his readiness to discuss any support regarding agricultural projects, especially those that lead to improving the standard of living, improving investment opportunities and supporting the Iraqi local private sector, as well as projects supporting agricultural work, as well as working to rehabilitate provinces liberated from terrorism.

While it was agreed to hold other dialogue meetings or a discussion seminar, in the presence of representatives from both sides, to lay down practical foundations for implementing joint cooperation steps, as well as discussing the works of the White Paper through the Ministry of Finance.

Dave   discussing the works of the White Paper………still discussing……. :Bla bla: bla

butterfly   He discussed with them strengthening the role of the European Union mission in monitoring elections … Chairman of the Board of Commissioners meets the ambassadors of Sweden and Finland and the Norwegian Chargé d’Affairs.

Thursday 29, April 2021 21:41 The Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Independent High Electoral Commission, Judge Jalil Adnan Khalaf, discussed today, Thursday, with the Swedish Ambassador Lars Ronnas, Finnish Ambassador Visa Hakkinen and the Norwegian Chargé d’Affairs Rör Höksdal, to strengthen the role of the European Union mission in monitoring elections.

The Chairman of the Board of Commissioners explained to the three ambassadors the steps and preparations that the commission is making to hold the elections on October 10, 2021, which is a fixed date in which the staff of the commission intensifies their efforts to make this event more expressive of the aspirations of the Iraqis for change.

Judge Jalil Adnan Khalaf affirmed that the Commission’s invitation to a number of countries in the world to send international observers comes as a matter of restoring confidence in the Commission and its new council and in order to reassure countries of the measures taken.

The Chairman of the Board of Commissioners indicated that “the commission is now working on sending honest messages addressed to all Iraqis in order to have confidence in everything related to the details of the electoral process; so that those who did not participate in the previous year 2018 would participate in the upcoming elections.”

butterfly   The ambassadors of Sweden and Finland and the Norwegian Chargé d’Affaires praised the role of the Commission in its council of judges who are working to achieve fair and fair elections that satisfy the electorate.

Judge Jalil Adnan Khalaf answered a number of questions from his ambassadors, including what Iraq is looking forward to in terms of a greater role for the European Union mission in monitoring all stages of the electoral process and not being limited to election day only, because international and international monitoring contributes to informing the world of the level of sobriety. The elections and the nature of the procedures in which the preparatory steps were taken.

butterfly   Dave did you see where they paid Kuwait?

Dave   last heard about 2 billion…..  outstanding about 1 week ago

butterfly   Iraq pays a new compensation payment to Kuwait – 1.7 billion out of 52.4 billion dollars remain The United Nations Committee on Settlement of Claims of Those Affected by the Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait in 1990 said Wednesday (April 28, 2021) that it paid an additional $ 380 million, bringing the total amount it paid to compensation claimants to $ 50.7 billion.

Dave  butterfly been stuck there for at least 1 yr

butterfly  a little over 2B now. If all of these investments from other countries, perhaps………it will get paid off real soon. BUT as IMF said, Iraq-stable by 20224…..grrrrrr

Dave   butterfly IRAQ gets support from UN………through UNAMI

Dave   paying that off could end support…?     still requires UN to monitor e3lections??????   makes one wonder…2billion…only……too remove sanctions…..and join the rest of the world……

Dave   could do that in a heart beat…….

Dave   figure that in doing so could force their hand in doing something they know that they are not ready for?

Dave  White Paper remains exactly that……BLANK!

Butterfly     The popular crowd is chasing ISIS west of Kirkuk

Thursday 29, April 2021 23:39 The order of the 56th Brigade of the Popular Mobilization Forces in the Hawija district announced the implementation of an expanded operation now in search of ISIS terrorist elements after they attacked a common point between the village of Umm Kseir near the Al-Khuraijah district, which led to the martyrdom of a member of the crowd and the wounding of an officer and affiliate of the federal near Hawija district, west of Kirkuk 55 km

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