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butterfly  Iraqi Cabinet appoints a representative in the Iraqi Parliament

butterfly  2021-02-22 05:48  Shafaq News / General Secretariat of The Iraqi Cabinet appointed on Monday the Cabinet’s representative in the Iraqi Parliament.

A statement of the General Secretariat said the Minister of State, Hiyam Nemat Mahmoud is the new representative of the Government in the Iraqi Parliament.

The statement clarifies that the task of the government’s representative is to explain the Cabinet’s decisions to the deputies and the Parliamentary committees.

https://shafaq.com/en/Iraq-News/Iraqi-Cabinet-appoints-a-representative-in-the-Iraqi-Parliament

butterfly  ISIS is not the only terrorist group in Iraq, Kurdish Official

butterfly  2021-02-22 04:51  News Apartments / The Minister of Interior of the Kurdistan Region, Rebar Ahmed, said on Monday that “ISIS is not the only terrorist group in Iraq.”

Ahmed explained in a press conference attended by Shafaq News Agency, that the attack on Erbil International Airport confirms that “there are terrorist groups other of ISIS in Iraq.”

He expressed the need of joint action between Erbil and Baghdad and the US-led coalition to eliminate the groups that “target airports and diplomatic missions in Iraq.”

The Region’s Interior Minister said a joint committee was formed between the Kurdish Prime Minister Masrour Barzani and the Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, as well as another committee affiliated to the Federal Government conducted the investigation into Erbil attack, stressing that KRG is awaiting the implementation of the decisions of this committee, and the arrest of those who found guilty.

On February 15, 2021, A rocket attack in Kurdistan ’Erbil killed a civilian contractor and injured others including a U.S. service member.

According to initial reports, the U.S. coalition in Iraq said the rockets targeted a U.S.-led military base.

It was the most deadly attack to hit U.S.-led forces for almost a year in Iraq, where tensions have escalated between U.S. forces and Iran.   International and national parties condemned the attack.

https://shafaq.com/en/Kurdistan/ISIS-is-not-the-only-terrorist-group-in-Iraq-Kurdish-Official

butterfly  Baghdad Expresses Keenness on Cooperating With NATO

butterfly   Iraq has expressed keenness on cooperating with the international community, namely with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

The organization announced it would dramatically scale up its mission in Iraq from 500 personnel to 4,000.

Iraq’s National Security Adviser Qasim al-Araji said: “Iraq is keen to cooperate with the international community. Iraqi forces have great experiences gained through combat,” noting that “exchanging experiences is crucial to confront terrorism and extremism.”

This came during a meeting between Araji and the commander of the NATO mission in Iraq, Pierre Olsen.

Araji said that his country is not part of any regional problem, but rather part of the solution.

Iraq will work to benefit from the experiences of NATO because ISIS is still a threat so far, he explained.

For his part, Olsen said: “The NATO mission in Iraq continues at the request of the Iraqi leadership, and the expansion of the staff may be at the request of this country.”

Riad Al-Masoudi, a deputy in the Iraqi parliament for the “Sairoun” coalition, stated that Washington has become aware of the Iraqi pressures towards the US withdrawal of forces from Iraq. Therefore, it is attempting to return to the country through NATO.

Fatah coalition spokesman Abbas al-Zamili commented saying that no foreign force can enter the country without a prior agreement with the Iraqi government, which gets should get the parliament’s approval first.

Iraq is a sovereign country that doesn’t need a foreign presence on its territories, he stressed.

https://english.aawsat.com/home/article/2820731/baghdad-expresses-keenness-cooperating-nato

butterfly   The Parliamentary Finance committee submitted the Budget Bill with Kurdistan’s share undecided, a source revealed

butterfly  2021-02-22 06:51    Shafaq News/ The Parliamentary Finance Committee on Monday that it had submitted the draft budget law for 2021 to the Presidency of Parliament with the share of Kurdistan Region unresolved.

A source in the committee told Shafaq News, “The Finance Committee handed over the Presidency of the Council of Representatives the 2021 budget bill without resolving or settling the Kurdistan region’s share.”

“The Presidency of Parliament shall schedule a session to vote on the budget law,” he continued, “most likely next Thursday.”

Negotiations over the Kurdistan Region’s share of the Federal 2021 budget continue amid Shiite tenacity, member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee stated yesterday, Sunday.

Committee member, Jamal Kocher, said in a statement to Shafaq News Agency, “the Parliamentary Finance Committee was able to resolve all problems and disputes related to the General Budget Law for 2021, except for the share of Kurdistan Region.”

He added, “the Shiite blocs still refuse to settle the region’s share of the budget. Moreover, it did not develop a new formula that replaces the formula stipulated in the budget bill.”

“The political dialogues and negotiations are proceeding between the blocs and the Kurdish delegation. We hope to resolve the issue this week.”

https://shafaq.com/en/Iraq-News/The-Parliamentary-Finance-committee-submitted-the-Budget-Bill-with-Kurdistan-s-share-undecided-a-source-revealed

Sheila  Dinar Investor (2/22)(2021) Rate Change – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk47KrJY3Bc

Dinar Investor (2/22)(2021) Latest Iraq News – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBgkL45q0iA

Zig   FYI: In case you may be interested…You can find all of Dinar Investor’s (Jeff) videos at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe_hv6JGHCdoh6Z-mN2-Nvw He used to be here…I have invited him to return.

Sheila  Check out this Tiny House development. They look to be very efficient. And they have rain water capture setup in the photos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUxR8RRVqRc

Sheila   Use to call small house developments “cookie cutter” houses. Typically ranch style. 2BR/1BA or 3BR/1or2BA on 1/2 acre.

UNEEK   sheila that looks like a worthy project post RV

Sheila   UNEEK For those thinking about projects post revaluation to help others.

butterfly  Pope Plans Historic Visit To Iraq As Its Christian Populations Dwindle

https://www.npr.org/2021/02/22/968803244/pope-plans-historic-visit-to-iraq-as-its-christian-populations-dwindle

butterfly  Rockets Hit Baghdad’s Fortified Green Zone Housing US Embassy

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/202102221082153530-rockets-target-us-embassy-in-baghdads-green-zone/

butterfly  Iraq decides not to go ahead with $2 bln China crude-supply deal, says Oil Minister     2 Iraq has decided against signing an oil-supply deal with a Chinese state company that would have seen the cash-strapped Arab nation get about $2 billion upfront, according to its oil minister.

Baghdad opted not to go ahead with the contract after oil prices rose in recent months, Ihsan Abdul Jabbar said in an interview with BBC Arabic.

butterfly  Iraq, whose economy is reeling after last year’s crash in crude prices, in November asked oil traders to bid for a five-year supply deal. Baghdad proposed delivering 4 million barrels a month, or about 130,000 barrels a day, with the buyer paying upfront for one year of supply.

China’s Zhenhua Oil Co., a subsidiary of defense contractor Norinco, won the bid, Bloomberg reported in December.

Prepayment deals are rare in the oil world and this was meant to improve Iraq’s financial situation. While the government is still struggling, its position has improved because oil prices have soared 62 percent since the start of November to around $63 a barrel, largely thanks to the roll-out of coronavirus vaccines.

OPEC’s second-biggest producer had wanted as much liquidity as possible in January and February this year and was concerned that oil prices would not exceed $40 a barrel, Jabbar said in the interview.

After prices stabilized, “we decided to freeze this attempt or option and we did not activate it,” BBC Arabic cited him as saying.

In an interview with the Iraq Oil Report earlier this month, Finance Minister Ali Allawi said pre-payment oil deals were problematic because they required a sovereign guarantee.

https://english.alarabiya.net/News/middle-east/2021/02/22/Iraq-decides-not-to-go-ahead-with-2-bln-China-crude-supply-deal-says-Oil-Minister

Sheila   Zig I listen to many CC’s. I watch many videos. I read many articles. Filter, then at the end of it all, it comes down to waiting, hoping and still believing… faith. Still happy with this speculation after all these years.

Zig  You would not believe the time I used to spend listening to conference calls….my goodness what a waste of time….LOL

Zig  But entertaining at times…lol

sheila  Zig Actually, listening to those calls opened me to buying dong, zim, etc.

Sheila   Zig And the people I have connected with through those CC’s and chat rooms. again, happy to have invested that time. Relationships are important.

Butterfly   Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud Holds Session of Official Talks with Iraqi Interior Minister

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2193864

butterfly  Riyadh, February 23, 2021, SPA — Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior has held a session of official talks with Iraqi Minister of Interior Othman Ali Al-Ghanimi.

At the outset of the session, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz welcomed Iraqi Interior Minister and his accompanying delegation, praising the bilateral relations between the two countries under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, HRH the Crown Prince, the President of the Republic of Iraq and the Prime Minister.

In his opening speech, Prince Abdulaziz said that the session of official talks comes as an affirmation of the distinguished relations that bind the two countries, and aims to lay down the necessary mechanisms to enhance the security and stability of the two countries in order to achieve the aspirations and visions of the leaderships of the two countries in light of the results of the recent meeting between HRH the Crown Prince and Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, Iraqi Prime Minister, which drew the outlines of the future of relations between the two countries.

During the session, they also discussed ways to enhance cooperation and joint coordination between the ministries of interior of the two countries.

The session was attended by senior officials from both sides.

Iraqi Interior Minister left Riyadh earlier. At King Khalid International Airport he was seen off by Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior.

butterfly   Saudi, Iraqi FMs Discuss Regional Developments

https://english.aawsat.com/home/article/2821546/saudi-iraqi-fms-discuss-regional-developments

butterfly   Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah held talks in Riyadh on Monday with his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein.

Discussions tackled regional and international developments and bilateral relations and ways to boost them in all fields.

Hussein is in Saudi Arabia on an official visit.

The ministers also reviewed the outcomes of the meetings of the Saudi-Iraqi coordination committee.

butterfly   Iraq: Rocket attack targets Baghdad’s Green Zone

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/iraq-rocket-attack-targets-baghdads-green-zone/2153676

No casualties reported, says Iraqi Defense Ministry   Ali Jawad |  23.02.2021

butterfly   A rocket attack targeted Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, an area that hosts most foreign diplomatic missions including the US embassy, Iraq’s Defense Ministry said Monday.

“Two Katyusha rockets landed in the Green Zone area in Baghdad, no casualties reported,” the ministry said in a statement.

A security source told Anadolu Agency that one of the rockets landed near the headquarters of Iraq’s National Security Service while the other landed near a presidential palace in the area.

He added that several vehicles were damaged in the attack.

So far, no group has claimed responsibility.

The Green Zone has regularly come under rocket attack since the assassination in January last year of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani in a US drone strike.

Washington blames Iran-backed Shia militias for such rocket attacks on foreign diplomatic missions and the US and foreign troops in Iraq.   *Ahmed Asmar contributed to this report from Ankara

butterfly  From Lockerbie to the downing of Flight PS752

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1813956

butterfly   US ‘Outraged’ After Rocket Salvo Slams Baghdad  By Jeff Seldin

https://www.voanews.com/middle-east/us-outraged-after-rocket-salvo-slams-baghdad

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