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Butterfly   Parliamentary Energy by / NINA /: For these reasons, the vote on amending the National Oil Company Law was postponed

Sunday 30, May 2021 16:42…….The Parliamentary Oil and Energy Committee disclosed the justifications for withdrawing the first amendment bill to the Iraqi National Oil Company, which was included for a vote on the agenda of the parliament session yesterday, Saturday.

A member of the committee, Representative Ghaleb Muhammad Ali, said in a statement to the Iraqi National News Agency ( NINA ): “The draft law was withdrawn due to the presence of technical notes submitted by the Office of Financial Supervision, and other proposals adopted by some representatives related to the mechanism of forming the company’s board of directors and managing its financial revenues and its financing fund.” Until “most of the new observations and proposals are non-political technical issues.”

He added that “the new draft amendment will be passed during the sessions of the current week after reformulating the amendments to the seven articles in the draft law,” noting that “the parliamentary committee will meet next Wednesday with the oversight body at the Ministry of Oil and representatives of the Financial Supervision Bureau to agree to pass the law.”

It was decided that the House of Representatives would vote in its session yesterday, Saturday, on the draft law of the first amendment to the Iraqi National Oil Company Law No. (4) of 2018.

butterfly   The Iraqi Bar Association forms the Constitutional Appeals Committee

Sunday 30, May 2021 17:21 ……… The Iraqi Bar Association has formed a Constitutional Appeals Committee to ensure oversight of the constitutionality of laws, regulations, decisions, instructions and procedures issued by government authorities. “The decision comes for the purposes of activating the role of the Iraqi Bar Association in monitoring the constitutionality of laws and legislation enacted by the House of Representatives,” the head of the Bar Association, Diaa Al-Saadi, said in a statement to the Iraqi National News Agency ( NINA ).

He added, “The new committee included a number of lawyers with specialization and experience in the field of constitutional appeals, and it will study the extent of the constitutionality of laws,” indicating that “the committee will present recommendations, legal formulas and requests to the Bar Council within the general framework specified for the committee’s tasks in order to initiate cases before the courts.” Competent. ”

butterfly  He said, “The Iraqi people have a great opportunity to change reality for the better and preserve the democratic process through broad participation in these elections scheduled to take place on the tenth of October, considering that the international monitoring of them is a” message of reassurance to the people “that will push them to broad participation And to give confidence to political partners, in a manner that guarantees the integrity and impartiality of the elections and not to question their outcomes, and explained that the House of Representatives has completed the system of legislation guaranteeing the holding of elections at an early date, stressing that the upcoming elections must be better than previous ones and have integrity and credibility, especially as they are monitored by the United Nations .

For her part, Gisladottir expressed the support of the UN mission of the Iraqi government and the Independent High Electoral Commission to provide all legal capabilities and provide technical assistance and advice in a way that contributes to its success and to ensure its transparency and integrity.

butterfly   Al-Talibawi: The Minister of Defense asked the Americans to stay in Iraq

2021-05-30  Al-Talibawi – The Minister of Defense asked the Americans to stay in IraqOn Saturday, the leader of the Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq movement, Jawad al-Talibawi, criticized what Defense Minister Juma Inad said during a televised interview, pointing out that the minister called on the Americans to stay in Iraq.

Al-Talibawi said in a statement, “When our (defense) minister confronts the Americans, he tells them that the Iraqi army needs a minimum of seven years to complete its capabilities, and that it cannot now confront ISIS alone, so he frankly asks them to stay.”

He added: “As for the crowd, he says that the Iraqi army can face a country alone.”

He stated: “We want him (the Minister of Defense) to be brave and jealous and say these words to the army of the foreign country, which says that it will remain because the Iraqi army alone cannot confront ISIS, and not to his compatriots, the sons of the popular crowd who say that the Iraqis do not need a foreigner to help them defend their homeland. “.

And between: “As for the acceleration, his words were accurate. The thirty years that he was saying by those who could not confront them and were afraid to speak against them turned into three years.”burathanews.com

Sparky   … three years turned out to be 30 years … in Arabish …… or 3 years to thirty … ? I know one thing … I cannot understand Iraq … I doubt they let anybody out of the underground prison … unless in a body bag … as most are political foes .. I wouldn’t take a vacation in Iraq, or the ME if you’re an American .. may turn up missing

Doug_W  I think we ALL should go to Iran personally

Sparky  … Secretary of State …… how often do you hear that, from a national leader ….. the big lie / joke was on usa ….. Putin and his embedded cronnies …… but anywho, how’s Iraq doing ?  … arguably the most profitable company in the United States ….. the powers that be will sweep him aside, like yesterday’s trash

Sparky … prolly grooming DeSantos …… Goldman Sachs best on board with cryptos …… social media is good for something …… RobinHood gonna run them up and down the street …

Dave   glad to read Iraq is actually building power stations and completing a port berth…..

Butterfly  Iraqi Dinar/US Dollar auction results 5-30-2021

United States DollarThe results of the foreign currency sale window for Sunday 5/30/2021, and executed today

Sale date – Sunday 5/30/2021, and executed today   the details

Amount   Total sale for purposes of enhancing funds abroad (transfers, credits)

170,912,134   Total cash sale   24,300,000   Total sales   195,212,134

Note that:  The sale price of the sums transferred to bank accounts abroad is ( 1460 ) dinars per dollar.

The cash sale price is ( 1460 ) dinars per dollar.    cbi.iq/currency_auction/view/1033

butterfly  Saudi newspaper: The United Nations called on Al-Kazemi to resign

12:58 – 30/05/2021   Saudi newspaper – The United Nations called on Al-Kazemi to resign The Information/Baghdad..

The Saudi newspaper, Asharq Al-Awsat , revealed, on Sunday, that the United Nations envoy to Iraq, Jenin Plasschaert, called on Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi to resign from his position.

And the newspaper said, in a report seen by “The Information”, that “Blaschart did not deny the request of an Iraqi official to submit his resignation, in reference to Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi.”

The newspaper quoted a government official as saying that “the recent Blackshart meetings took place without coordination with the Iraqi government, and they included high-ranking military leaders, who are directly related to the events of May 26.”

The official pointed out that the Iraqi government “demanded the head of the mission for explanations about the legal context in which these meetings took place, especially as they coincided with incidents that threatened the country’s sovereignty.” finished/25    almaalomah.org

Dave wonder who would be here tomorrow if they Rved today?

butterfly   Parliamentary Finance is surprised by government proceduralists that touch on some paragraphs of the budget

Sunday 30 May 2021 | 02:00 PM   Parliamentary Finance is surprised by government proceduralists that touch on some paragraphs of the budgetOn Sunday, the Parliamentary Finance Committee expressed its astonishment at an appeal submitted by the Iraqi government in some paragraphs of the federal general budget .

And she said in a statement, that she “is surprised by the appeal submitted by the government in some paragraphs of the budget that will deprive the oil-producing provinces of their petrodollar allocations, after the Finance Committee added a paragraph in the budget that guarantees the rights of these provinces .”

She added that she “is also surprised by the government’s rejection of the parliament’s decision to increase the purchase prices of wheat, barley and rye crops from farmers,” noting that it “included this paragraph in the budget in support of farmers and the advancement of the agricultural sector.”  aynaliraqnews.com

butterfly   Dave LOL we will still be here tomorrow lol

butterfly  A proposal to raise the exchange rate of the dollar against the Iraqi dinar again

Sunday 30 May 2021 | 04:28 PM  A proposal to raise the exchange rate of the dollar against the Iraqi dinar againAn informed source revealed, on Sunday, a proposal that had been circulated to raise the exchange rate of the dollar against the dinar again. The source said, “There are deliberations regarding a new increase in the price of the dollar, to become 1553 dinars per dollar.”

He added, “This proposal has been used as compensation for imposing an income tax on employees and also for practicing some professions.” He pointed out, “The proposal, if implemented, will save about 3 trillion dinars for the state treasury.” During the last period, deputies noted the possibility of raising the dollar, but the Ministry of Finance confirmed that there is no increase in the exchange rate. It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Finance decided at the end of last year to raise the exchange rate of the dollar to 1445 dinars against the dollar, which sparked widespread controversy in the country.    aynaliraqnews.com

butterfly Parliamentary Finance reveals the reason for the high exchange rate of the dollar in Iraq

Sunday 30 May 2021 | 01:08 PM Parliamentary Finance reveals the reason for the high exchange rate of the dollar in IraqOn Sunday (May 30, 2021) the Parliamentary Finance Committee revealed the reason for the high exchange rate of the dollar against the Iraqi dinar in banking .

Committee member Jamal Cougar said, “This increase is normal, because the Ministry of Finance sells dollars to the Central Bank of Iraq for (1450), and the Central Bank sells to (42) banks by adding (10) numbers, and these banks sell to local banks also with an addition of (10) ) Numbers, and then the circulation between the citizen and the local exchange, adding some numbers to them, and this is why we find that the increase is normal . ”

Cougar believed that “the great fear of a large increase in the exchange rates of the dollar against the Iraqi dinar is not true, and it is very unlikely, especially because there is control by the competent government agencies over the exchange rate in the Iraqi markets, and that is why there is no fear of any significant rise in the Dollar exchange rates . ”

It is noteworthy that the exchange rates of the dollar increased slightly during the past days, approaching 150 thousand dinars per 100 US dollars, despite the Iraqi Central Bank specifying 11450 dinars per dollar, or 145 thousand dinars per 100 dollars.   aynaliraqnews.com

Sheila Dave I would come back into chat… just to talk to NORV. (Kaperoni) lolol

Dave   hehe……

Dave It is noteworthy that the exchange rates of the dollar increased slightly during the past days, approaching 150 thousand dinars per 100 US dollars, despite the Iraqi Central Bank specifying 11450 dinars per dollar, or 145 thousand dinars per 100 dollars

Dave ???? typo!!???

Sheila  Dave Today would be good, yet June 1 would be exciting, too.

Dave any day works fer me!

Sheila Dave every day – one step closer

Dave wish fer larger steps……

sheila Dave I’m a little bitty short woman… doing the best I can. lolol

butterfly  2021-05-30 11:33 Shafaq News / The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers announced today a substantial progress in stalled projects in Baghdad and other provinces.

In a statement, the Secretariat mentioned that the Committee relevant to the file has benefited from great support and prerogatives allowing it to determine the most important obstacles faced by the Iraqi investment file and that this was achieved through continuous meetings in order to overcome bureaucracy, which allowed it to find appropriate solutions.

According to the statement, the Committee held 107 sessions, during which it issued 777 recommendations and guidelines based on high-quality professionalism. This has allowed the realization of progress in 444 stalled projects after the managerial, technical, and financial issues were resolved.

The Committee tackled projects spanning over the residential, commercial, touristic, industrial, health, and educational sectors, 153 of which are in Baghdad and 291 of which are distributed over other provinces.

The Committee said, “the most important obstacles facing the investment file in Iraq, despite the exceptional circumstances that the country has witnessed, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the reduction in the working hours of employees in official institutions, and has worked on continuous communication with the general managers in the relevant departments, to resolve the issues radically, based on recommendations and directives issued by the Committee.

Dave  sheila The fastest organism on earth, relative to its body length, is the Southern Californian mite, Paratarsotomus macropalpis, which has a speed of 322 body lengths per second. The equivalent speed for a human, running as fast as this mite, would be 1,300 mph (2,092 km/h).

Zig  sheila : One step closer…Ya know that at times it is possible to take one step back….lol….that is Zig the pessimist speaking….

butterfly 2021-05-28 12:30 Shafaq News/ The WHO’s European director warned on Friday that the Covid-19 pandemic won’t be over until at least 70 percent of people are vaccinated, while deploring that the vaccine rollout in Europe is still “too slow.”

“The pandemic will be over once we reach 70 percent minimum coverage in vaccination,” the World Health Organization’s regional director for Europe Hans Kluge told AFP in an interview.

Kluge also said that one of his main worries was the increased contagiousness of new variants of the novel coronavirus.

“We know for example that the B.1617 (Indian variant) is more transmissible than the B.117 (British variant), which already was more transmissible than the previous strain,” Kluge said.

According to the Belgian doctor, speed is “of essence” in pandemic.

“Even when WHO declared a pandemic, many countries were still waiting, we lost valuable time.”

While the regional director, who has held the position since February 2020, lauded calls for solidarity he stressed that a speedy rollout of vaccines was of the utmost importance.

“Our best friend is speed, the time is working against us, the vaccination roll-out still goes too slow,” Kluge said.

“We need to accelerate; we need to enlarge the number of vaccines.”

In the 53 countries and territories that make up the WHO’s European region — including several in Central Asia — 26 percent of the population has received a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

In the European Union, 36.6 percent of the population has received at least one dose, according to a count by AFP.   Source: AFP

Sheila   Zig That’s good for perspective. Allows broader look at things.

Zig   Dave : I will keep the room open so you can all brag about being filthy rich and what you have purchased :Wheel barrow:   And of course what charities you are supporting…

Sheila Zig Good to know you will be here.

butterfly   Bitcoin slumps 7% as investors brace for another bouncy weekend

Digital tokens took a hit on Friday as a growing list of central bankers expressed concerns about their usefulness……………………………. https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2021/5/28/bitcoin-slumps-7-as-investors-brace-for-another-bouncy-weekend

Dave  would Kap Sam i Am SandyF???

Zig butterfly : There are people who became very rich with Bitcoin by jumping in on a friend’s suggestion….No, I have none….lol

butterfly   Zig Hopefully I will still be alive and enjoy all the pleasure, but if not, my family will say, what the * is this currency, but I will leave a note telling them to take over “the wait period”.

butterfly   Zig If I can feel my investment……ain’t gonna purchase any of it. Same as with the stock market…..ain’t gonna waste my time.

Dave Had mentioned IQD yrs and yrs ago….they.thought that I was brain damaged

butterfly “not” to be inserted……

Zig  sheila : Do you have any Bitcoin?   And how’s your book coming along?

Zig   @NORV  (Kaperoni) is close to publishing a mystery novel….true….he is multi-talented….lol

Sheila  Zig No, not planning on Bitcoin… metals and land

Zig   sheila : As I have told you, we go back a long time starting when I invited him to come to the other chat….Yes, he is polarizing to say the least….but interesting as well IMO….this investment contains many very opinionated people if you have noticed…..lol

Butterfly   Trade announces withholding the ration items from doctors, pharmacists and importers

Sunday 30, May 2021 19:37……….The Ministry of Trade announced, on Sunday, the date of withholding the ration card items from doctors, pharmacists and importers.

“The decision to withhold the ration card for some names and addresses has been determined by the Council of Ministers,” the ministry’s spokesman, Muhammad Hanoun, said in a statement, announcing that it would start work on the first of next June.

He added, “The categories from which the ration card will be withheld are doctors, pharmacists and the Federation of Chambers of Commerce.”

Hanoun pointed to “high coordination with all ministries and agencies for the purpose of blocking the card, for employees whose salaries exceed one million and 500 thousand dinars, and they are (800-900) thousand employees.”

butterfly  Iraqi activists worry about election security

Some parties that grew out of the October protests have withdrawn candidates from the upcoming parliamentary elections over security concerns.

butterfly May 30, 2021  Activists and youth groups that joined the political sphere in Iraq over the past few months have spoken of the risk of assassination they face because of their decision to run in the parliamentary elections scheduled for October 10 of this year.

The threats and assassinations have prompted them to back out of the elections. This, in turn, has pressured Iraq’s political leadership to acknowledge the presence of armed danger.

On May 20, Iraqi President Barham Salih stressed the need for a safe environment for early parliamentary elections and called for holding the killers of activists and journalists accountable.

Salih’s remarks came after nearly 22 parties and grassroots movements withdrew and planned to boycott the elections, Al-Monitor learned. The parties and movements have yet to officially notify the electoral commission of their withdrawal.

Saeed Jassani, an activist from Wasit province south of Baghdad, announced his withdrawal from the elections due to threats he received and also because he was denied access to his area and the right to hang up campaign photos, he said.

Candidates felt an increased threat of assassination following the killing of Ehab al-Wazni, a prominent activist in Karbala province, on May 9. Some political blocs began to sense the danger of assassinations that could target independent or moderate candidates competing against financially and politically influential parties or armed groups in the near future.

butterfly   On May 9, Iraqi cleric Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Iraqioun parliamentary bloc, called on members of his bloc “to summon security leaders so as to learn what steps they have taken to identify those involved in the kidnapping and assassination of activists and media professionals.”

Following Hakim’s call, former Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi warned against “declining electoral security indicators,” in a clear reference to the withdrawal of candidates from parties and groups that were formed in the wake of the October protests.

Hussein al-Gharabi, founder of al-Beit al-Watani (National Home) Party, which was born out of the protests, said, “Prior to Wazani’s killing, we indicated that democratic elections should be held based on electoral justice and in a safe electoral atmosphere. We will not give legitimacy to a regime at a time when the government did not identify the killers of activists and protesters.”

Speaking to Al-Monitor, he said Wazani’s assassination wass the moment they decided to boycott the entire political regime and not just the elections.

The electoral boycott is not only limited to parties that formed after the protests. Secular parties, such as the Iraqi Communist Party and the People’s Party for Reform, and other legislative forces, such as the Iraqi Union for Labor and Rights and the al-Bina bloc, also are boycotting the vote.

Jassem al-Halfi, a top official of the Iraqi Communist Party, said “the assassination of activists and the spread of arms — which the official security services are unable to control — are in and of themselves an indication that there is no safe environment for the elections.”

butterfly  Iraqi politicians said a number of candidates were threatened with assassination if they did not withdraw from the elections. These are mostly independents who decided to run in the elections either independently or on lists of parties that sprung from the protests.

Speaking to Al-Monitor, Abbas al-Anbori, head of the Rewaq Baghdad Center for Public Policy, did not deny that the parties that grew out of the protests were subjected to assassinations and pressure. However he believes the threat of assassination is not the reason behind the withdrawals.

He said, “The nature of the withdrawals were based on the new parties’ belief that the requirements are too many and that they cannot compete with the large parties that have a lot of money, more experience and popularity. That is why they decided to [withdraw].”

The withdrawal of secular forces — as well groups that grew out of the protests — means protests will be back in full swing in the coming period. These young people did not find hope in the constitutional and democratic mechanism — specifically via the ballot boxes.

These groups and activists will resume activity in the squares to impose themselves on the ground. They believe that none of their demands have been fulfilled. Even when it comes to the demand for holding early elections, the insecure and unstable environment does not allow for fair and just elections, they say.

Meanwhile, the Independent High Electoral Commission of Iraq — the body charged with overseeing the parliamentary vote — has rejected attempts by candidates to withdraw from the polls. In the commission’s view, parties that submitted candidacies are not entitled to withdraw them, in accordance with the electoral law of 2020.

butterfly  On May 9, liberal parliament member Faig al-Sheakh tweeted, “Following the assassination of martyr Ehab al-Wazani, I withdraw from the parliamentary elections and call on the secular forces and the October revolutionaries to withdraw and get ready for the revolution against Iran and its dirty militias in the coming months. The only option we have is to overthrow the system of criminal killers.”

The al-Beit al-Iraqi (Iraqi Home) bloc took the same step of boycotting the elections after Wazani’s assassination. It also announced it would call on others to boycott as well.

Yet while the withdrawals will affect neither the elections’ legitimacy nor their recognition at the international level, they will widen the gap between the people and the political regime.

butterfly   https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/05/iraqi-activists-worry-about-election-security

Dave   postpone and delay……;.Status Quo……..

sheila   Dave theater, theater, theater

Dave  immunity……..immunity   immunity……. recollect when Mailki missed impeachment by 1 vote……Talabani was the spoiler…. fast forward 11 yrs……..

Zig   sheila : The mysterious @TWW was in the room briefly and then vanished….without a peep  :Think:

Sheila  Zig He got connected and may be under nda. Probably won’t see or hear from him until post RV.

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