Zig’s Place Chat and News Sunday AM 3-14-21
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Butterfly The Minister of Water Resources announces Turkey’s approval of releasing the fair water quota for Iraq
Sunday 14, March 2021 13:58 butterfly The Minister of Water Resources, Mahdi Rashid, announced today, Sunday, that the Turkish parliament approved a memorandum of understanding that obliges Turkey to release a fair share of water to Iraq.
Rashid said, according to the official agency, that: The Turkish special envoy confirmed that there are agreements on the horizon and memoranda of understanding that will be soon after the Turkish parliament approved the memorandum of understanding that obliges the Turkish government to release the fair and equitable water share for Iraq.
He added that: This issue was followed by an Iraqi executive protocol presented by the Iraqi government, and we had more than 5 to 6 meetings with the Turkish side during this period, and this is what has not happened for years.
In December 2014, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of water containing 12 articles, the most prominent of which is the emphasis on the importance of cooperation in the field of water resources management of the Tigris and Euphrates, determining the water share of each country in the waters of the two rivers, and stressing the importance of assessing water resources. https://ninanews.com/Website/News/Details?key=893374
14 Mar 21, 08:46 AM butterfly https://ninanews.com/Website/News/Details?key=893321
Hussein Al-Oqabi to / Nina /: The coming hours are crucial to ending the disputes of the Federal Court bill and passing it on in tomorrow’s session
Sunday 14, March 2021 11:06 Member of the Parliamentary Legal Committee, Hussein Al-Uqabi, affirmed that: The coming hours are crucial to ending the disputes of the Federal Court bill and passing it on in the next session.
He told the Iraqi National News Agency ( NINA ) that a great way has been gone to resolve the controversial issues, including the issue of the jurists, which has almost been settled, that their opinion is binding on the court regarding the principles of the Islamic religion in accordance with the constitutional article 2 first and second.
Al-Uqabi added: There is insistence from the Kurds that the court’s decision be unanimous, which is what was answered by the rejection of most of the Arab powers that affirmed the two-thirds vote for matters concerning the provinces and regions, and the rest by an absolute majority.
He explained: The number of members of the court between 9 to 11 has not been decided until now, indicating that there is an agreement that the Sharia jurists should be 4 and law scholars 2, which are issues that need final touches to be presented to the vote.
On Monday, the House of Representatives will complete the vote on the Federal Court bill.
A statement by the Media Department of the House of Representatives said yesterday, Saturday, that: The agenda of the Parliament session for Monday includes the completion of the vote on the draft Federal Court bill.
butterfly Kurdish MP: We support the majority vote on the budget, provided that the rights of all citizens are guaranteed
Sunday 14, March 2021 10:59 Member of the Future Bloc in Parliament, Sarkut Shams al-Din, affirmed his support for a majority vote on the 2021 budget, on the condition that the rights of all citizens are guaranteed.
Shams al-Din said in a statement that he: He supports voting as soon as possible on the budget, with the majority that some promote, while ensuring the Kurdistan region’s share in it.
He added: There is no objection to voting on the budget by majority, provided that this type of vote includes the rights of all Iraqis, including citizens and employees of the region, and does not exclude one governorate from another.
Shams al-Din stressed that: The lesson is not to vote on the budget, for the representatives of the people to show their good faith for him, but all the people of the people from the north to the south must benefit from this budget.
He pointed out that: The talk that takes place behind the scenes excluding the Kurds and the region’s share and putting more pressure on Kurdistan’s employees and their citizens is rejected altogether.
In the Wake of Drawdown: Addressing Blindspots in Iraq 14th March 2021 The Biden administration should draft a country-specific policy for Iraq, where addressing Iranian influence is an objective but not the defining imperative.
U.S. Iraq policy should include a diverse array of opportunities beyond the realm of defense to boost Iraqi autonomy.
butterfly full report here: https://newlinesinstitute.org/iraq/in-the-wake-of-drawdown-addressing-blindspots-in-iraq/
butterfly https://shafaq.com/en/Economy/Dollar-Dinar-rates-jumped-in-Kurdistan-7 Dollar/Dinar rates jumped in Kurdistan 2021-03-14 03:38
Shafaq News/ Today, Sunday, March 14, 2021, the Dinar/Dollar exchange rates rose in the Kurdistan Region.
Shafaq News Agency correspondent said that Erbil markets are trading the 100 US dollar at 145800 and 145500 Iraqi Dinars for selling and buying, respectively.
Our correspondent added that Baghdad markets are closed today due to the total lockdown that ends on Monday.
butterfly https://shafaq.com/en/Iraq-News/Iraqi-Parliament-schedules-a-new-session-for-voting-on-the-budget-MP-says Iraqi Parliament schedules a new session for voting on the budget, MP says 2021-03-14 05:09
Shafaq News/ The Iraq Parliament removed the voting on the 2021 budget bill from tomorrow’s session agenda; MP revealed today, Sunday.
The Member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, MP Muhammad al-Shabaki, said in a statement to Shafaq News Agency, “the Iraqi Parliament removed the paragraph of the voting on the 2021 budget from the agenda of the Parliamentary session scheduled for tomorrow, Monday,” indicating, “the voting was postponed to Tuesday.”
MP al-Shabaki attributed the decision to “the technical notes on the bill. The bill must be amended, and meetings shall be convened for this purpose. Moreover, the differences over the Kurdistan Region’s share in the budget have not been settled yet. Therefore, it was postponed for a day,” stressing” the will to pass the law no later than next week.”
butterfly https://shafaq.com/en/Iraq-News/Differences-over-the-Federal-Court-bill-will-delay-its-approval-MP-says Differences over the Federal Court bill will delay its approval, MP says 2021-03-14 04:15
Shafaq News/ A member of the Parliamentary Legal Committee revealed the political blocs’ reservations regarding the Islamic Jurisprudence experts’ terms of references in the Federal Supreme Court in the submitted bill.
Committee member Salim Hamza said in a statement to Shafaq News Agency, “the political blocs had several question marks on the paragraph of Sharia jurists in the Federal Court bill regarding their work, voting within the court council, or limiting their powers to advisory roles in matters related to religious provisions.”
“Some political blocs stipulated that the right to vote should not be granted for Sharia jurists in the Federal Court Council, and their advisory role should only be limited to appeals related to Sharia and religious rulings.”
Hamza continued, “The differences between the political blocs on the remaining articles and paragraphs of the Federal Court bill will postpone the vote on the law from tomorrow’s session, Monday, to the next sessions.”
butterfly https://shafaq.com/en/Kurdistan/Kurdistan-Parliament-to-convene-next-week-over-Halabja-situation Kurdistan Parliament to convene next week over Halabja situation 2021-03-14 05:19
Shafaq News/ The Parliament of the Kurdistan Region scheduled a session on Tuesday to address the situation in Halabja.
The Parliament Speaker, Rewaz Faiq, invited the members of the Kurdistan Region’s Parliament to attend the fourth session from the Spring legislative term at 11 morning on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.
The session is solely dedicated to addressing the problems and obstacles facing the governorate of Halabja in the presence of the related government departments.
butterfly https://twitter.com/IraqiGovt/status/1371086391904501763 Government of Iraq – الحكومة العراقية @IraqiGovt
The @IraqiGovt hosted the 1st International Water Conference in Baghdad on regional water sustainability and security, with the participation of representatives of a number of regional countries and international organisations. Video
Seven candidates for the post of governor of Dhi Qar and a parliamentary meeting with Al-Kazemi to name one of them
Sunday 14, March 2021 18:34 |Deputies of Dhi Qar governorate will hold a joint meeting with Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi during the coming hours, to agree on naming a new governor according to new professional standards and mechanisms.
Representatives deliberated the names of the list of candidates for the post of governor of Dhi Qar, and included “Ali Al-Shami, Ali Al-Khurasan, Hamid Al-Houna, Ahmed Al-Khafaji, Sabri Al-Rumaid, Aqil Mahdi and Abdul-Reda Hassan.”
The House of Representatives will continue voting on the Federal Court law tomorrow, and read four bills
Sunday 14, March 2021 17:58 The Information Department in the House of Representatives announced the agenda for the Council’s session for tomorrow, Monday.
The agenda includes the completion of the vote on the draft law of the Federal Supreme Court, the vote on Iraq’s accession to the Patent Cooperation Treaty of 1970, and the reading of four draft laws, including the ratification of the air transport agreement between Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
The Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers discusses with the German ambassador the international effort to support stability in the liberated areas
Sunday 14, March 2021 17:31The Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, Hamid Naim Al-Ghazi, discussed today, Sunday, with the German Ambassador Ole Diel, the efforts of donor countries and international organizations to support stability in the governorates and liberated regions, and the ongoing preparations for holding a joint meeting in this regard.
The Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, according to a statement from his media office, affirmed the Iraqi government’s interest in the file of reconstructing liberated areas, in coordination with the relevant authorities, through the national plan prepared by the Ministry of Immigration and Displacement, which represented the intensification of governmental and international efforts, as well as serious work to end the issue of the displaced And the closing of all the camps.
He pointed out: “The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers follows up periodically with the Ministry of Immigration and Displacement, the implementation of the decisions issued by the Council of Ministers and the directives of the Prime Minister regarding the reconstruction of the liberated areas by providing basic services and infrastructure, which contribute to providing the appropriate atmosphere for return. Voluntary displaced persons. ”
butterfly The German ambassador praised the efforts of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, represented in facilitating the flow of international organizations in the liberated areas, the continuation of joint cooperation with the embassies of donor countries and international organizations, the provision of all supplies and logistical support, as well as the cooperation of the Iraqi government in contributing financial support to the Reconstruction Fund.
The two sides also discussed the preparations of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, to hold the meeting scheduled for tomorrow, Monday, to support stabilization efforts, in which embassies of donor countries and international organizations will participate.
A representative from Diyala calls on the federal government to establish a financial fund to support farmers with financial loans to restore damaged orchards
Sunday 14, March 2021 12:12 Diyala Governorate MP, Nahida Al-Daini, called on the federal government to establish a financial fund to support farmers with financial loans to restore the damaged orchard neighborhoods.
She told the correspondent of the Iraqi National News Agency / NINA / that the economic and livelihood damage to the farmers of the villages north of Muqdadiya, northeast of Baqubah, as a result of long-term migration due to the security unrest and ISIS’s control of those villages in 2014, needs continuous government support to restore life to their lands and orchards after Most of the farmers return to their homes, with security efforts and the local government.
Al-Daini called for the importance of intensifying security efforts and effective plans to secure agricultural villages and protect them from any new terrorist threats or dangers to avoid a recurrence of the forced displacement scenario, social and living destitution. /is over
The Minister of Culture receives an invitation to visit Saudi Arabia
Sunday 14, March 2021 18:35 Minister of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities Hassan Nazim received an invitation to visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the 7th and 8th of next April.
A statement by the Ministry of Culture stated: “A virtual meeting took place between the Minister of Culture and the Saudi Minister of Tourism, Ahmed Al-Khatib.”
According to the statement, the Saudi minister affirmed his country’s keenness to develop the relationship between the two brotherly countries, and extended an invitation to the Minister of Culture to visit the Kingdom. On the occasion of the opening of the regional office for tourism in Saudi Arabia, in the presence of the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization and a number of ministers.
butterfly Al-Khatib added, “Measures will be taken to unify tourism protocols among Arab countries, and there will be support for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to host the World Tourism Day, as well as unify health protocols to start the return of normal life after the discovery of vaccines this year.”
The Iraqi-Saudi Coordinating Council was formed last year for joint cooperation between Iraq and Saudi Arabia, and the activation of some joint projects between the two countries within the framework of the Arab League, in addition to discussing the implementation plans of the agreements and the memoranda of understanding signed between the two countries, and discussing the joint files with the membership of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities.
butterfly https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/459112/Pompeo-admits-Trump-admin-failed-to-bring-Iran-to-negotiating Pompeo admits Trump admin failed to bring Iran to negotiating table
March 14, 2021 – 17:33 TEHRAN – Former U.S. secretary of state Mike Pompeo acknowledged on Sunday that the Trump administration failed to bring Tehran to the negotiating table for a new nuclear deal.
During an interview with John Catsimatidis on his radio show on WABC 770 AM, Pompeo said, “We didn’t get all the way to where we would’ve hoped we could get in respect to getting Iran to stand down and enter an agreement.”
The former hawkish secretary of state again defended Trump’s illegal moves against Iran, claiming reentering the Iran nuclear deal would make West Asia “less secure.”
Trump withdrew from the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in May 2018 and imposed harsh sanctions on the country within his “maximum pressure” campaign.
President Biden has said he would rejoin the deal if Iran came back into compliance regarding limits on its nuclear program. However, Iran has said it was the U.S. that quit the nuclear deal and naturally it should be the first party to rejoin the agreement.
Iran remained fully loyal to the JCPOA one year after Trump pulled the U.S. out of the deal. However, in May 2019 the Supreme National Security Council announced that Iran’s “strategic patience” is over started to gradually reduce its commitments to the deal in accordance to paragraph 36 of the JCPOA.
At the time Iran said if the European parties to the deal protect Iran from U.S. sanctions it will reverse its decisions. However, the Europeans did nothing in practice and just expressed verbal support for the JCPOA.
Zig IJB : 1.71 good video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ibv0aGWqJ8E Thanks…that Andy must be relatively new…not bad…at least he is not some nut case….kind of interesting….
Dave Post ISIS reconstruction efforts… LINK
Turkey pledges to improve Iraq’s water quota
Sunday 14, March 2021 19:30 The Minister of Water Resources, Mahdi Rashid Al-Hamdani, announced, on Sunday, that the Turkish parliament approved a memorandum of understanding that obliges Turkey to release the equitable water quota for Iraq.
Al-Hamdani said in a press statement, “The initial outputs through the Baghdad International Water Conference have become for Iraq a major role in water, as there is interest from Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi in the water file and his support for the ministry, and he received me as his special envoy in the meetings that yielded great and positive things.”
He added that “the Turkish special envoy confirmed that there are agreements on the horizon and memoranda of understanding will be in the near future,” stressing that “the Turkish parliament has approved the memorandum of understanding that obligates Turkey to release a fair and equitable water share for Iraq.”
butterfly He continued, “This issue was followed by an Iraqi executive protocol presented by the Iraqi government, where we achieved more than 5 to 6 meetings with the Turkish side during this period, and this did not happen for years,” indicating that “there is support from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for Iraq.”
He stated that “this is an official approval during an international conference that has been completed, and we will work on the rest of the approvals in the near future.”
He pointed out that “the rest of the countries have the same problem in their basins, and support for Iraq is support for the rest of the countries,” adding: “This conference promises a message that Iraq exists, has rights, and is a major vector, and it will have a major role in the future, so we assure the citizen. Al-Iraqi said that the priority in the work of the government is to ensure the country’s share of water.
For his part, the Turkish ambassador to Iraq, Fatih Yildiz, said, ”
He pointed out that “the problem has dimensions beyond water quotas, and lies in the failure of Iraq to use water in an optimal manner.”
butterfly He pointed out that “the drought in 2018, and the floods in 2019, showed that Iraq is not properly exploiting its water resources.”
He affirmed his country’s readiness to share its experiences with Iraq in this regard, both in terms of technical and human resources.
Al-Maliki’s office denies what was published by some social media about a meeting to nominate Asma for executive positions in the country
Sunday 14, March 2021 19:27 The office of the head of the State of Law coalition, Nouri al-Maliki, denied what was reported by some social media outlets about a meeting at the office about nominating Asma for executive positions in the country.
Office spokesman Hisham Al-Rikabi said in a tweet today: Some “Telegram” channels have circulated an anonymous statement about a meeting in the State of Law Coalition office about nominating names for executive positions in the state, so we confirm that what these websites have published is absolutely incorrect, and is part of attempts to confuse Papers and misleading public opinion … We hope that you be careful and transfer the information from its official sources ./
butterfly https://ninanews.com/Website/News/Details?key=893452 the House of Representatives: No date has been set for a vote on the budget bill yet
Sunday 14, March 2021 20:39 The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan bloc in the House of Representatives announced that the Shiite blocs have not yet sent any draft on the share of the Kurds in the draft budget law to the Finance Committee, indicating that no date has been set for a vote on the draft budget law yet.
Bakhtiar Shaways, a spokesman for the National Union Bloc in the House of Representatives, said in press statements that the House of Representatives session scheduled for tomorrow, Monday, includes the completion of the vote on the draft Federal Court bill, indicating that the session does not include a vote on the draft Federal Budget Law for 2021
butterfly On the Kurds ’share in the draft budget law, Shaways explained that the draft bill sent by the federal government includes sending the regional government 250,000 barrels of oil on a daily basis, in addition to sending 50% of the internal revenues to Baghdad, indicating that the political parties sent another draft The Kurdistan Regional Government is calling for sending 460,000 barrels of oil, including the disbursement of companies’ dues and transporting crude oil, adding that this draft is also unofficial and was not included in the draft general budget bill.
He pointed out that it is not known until this moment, will the government project and the Kurds ’share of it be passed, or is there another alternative to the project by the political parties in the House of Representatives for the Kurds’ share, stressing that it is not known how the draft budget will be until a special meeting on this issue is held. ./is over
Al-Halbousi discusses with a delegation from the civil movement the developments of the political situation in the country and the early elections
Sunday 14, March 2021 20:24 Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi discussed, with a delegation that included a number of representatives of the civil movement, developments in the political situation in the country and early elections, and the creation of the necessary conditions for conducting elections that enhance citizens’ confidence in their results and express their aspirations.
During the meeting, according to a statement by the Al-Halbousi office, discussions took place on the draft law of the Federal Supreme Court, and the need to complete the legislative requirements necessary to proceed with early elections.
Dave butterfly …….any Hope?
The Minister of Labor and Social Affairs determines the groups that have priority in the ration card
Sunday 14, March 2021 20:18 Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Adel Al-Rikabi, identified the groups that have priority in the ration card.
The minister stressed during his presidency of a meeting of the committee concerned with reforming the reality of the ration card, according to a statement by the ministry, the importance of determining the priority in targeting the ration card on a monthly basis for the groups benefiting from the ministry’s services and those with limited income whose income is less than one and a half million dinars.
Al-Rikabi directed to work to complete the basic requirements for organizing an electronic ration card for all and to identify the categories covered by it.
The ministry added that “the committee has completed its proposals in the working paper that will be submitted to the Ministerial Council for the Economy and then to the Council of Ministers to issue a decision on the matter in the near future.”
butterfly She pointed out that “the committee has reached the need for the financial departments in all state ministries and agencies to send salary lists to the Ministry of Trade for the purpose of boycotting them with the ration card data to exclude those whose salary exceeds one and a half million dinars, as well as directing official books to unions and unions of various kinds to supply the Ministry of Trade.” base their data promptly.
She said that during the meeting , priority identification in the targeting of groups covered by a beneficiary of the protection of the social network and the unemployed and workers secured and pensioners and people with disabilities, whose income is below a million and a half dinars , with a view to bringing them to a full ration quota million.
The statement added that the card will be withheld from groups whose income exceeds one and a half million dinars, including those residing outside Iraq, fugitives from justice, the deceased, and other groups.
butterfly Dave Same old Same old…..delay delay. Ya gotta laugh with all of this because it happens every year……..year after year after year.
The Investment Authority announces the existence of 1770 illusory and delinquent projects in Iraq
Sunday 14, March 2021 20:35 The National Investment Commission revealed that there are 1770 illusory and lagging projects throughout Iraq, while it indicated that the completed projects are only 500.
The head of the commission, Suha al-Najjar, said in a statement to the official agency: “The visa granting facilities for investment companies are in accordance with the investment law,” indicating that “companies operating in Iraq are allowed to bring 50% of the workforce and grant them a visa through the investment commission.”
She added, “The goal of allowing companies to bring 50% of foreign workers is to encourage the Iraqi workforce and forcing those companies to employ 50% of Iraqi workers,” noting that “the budget includes projects that belong to the ministries, as the projects that enter the budget are financed by State road. ”
butterfly Regarding the total number of delusional and fictitious projects, Al-Najjar emphasized that “there is a statistic for the Investment Authority regarding delusional and staggering projects,” noting that “the total licenses issued since the commission started its work until today amounted to 2,400 licenses.”
And she continued, “Among these vacations, there are 970 projects, the completion rate of which is zero, which is considered fictitious, in addition to 800 projects that have lagging completion rates, which vary but have not been completed,” explaining that “the number of completed projects is only 500 projects. ”
Dave see that Mosul reconstruction link……….? they are working on it…….
butterfly A lot of reconstruction is and HAS been going on for a very long time. The pandemic has set them back as it has all other countries.
Dave butterfly See that Link…..?
butterfly You still have ISIS in the area that also makes it difficult. People are starving, the list goes on and on.
butterfly Yes Dave
Dave work like my city crews…….5 dudes 1 shovel
butterfly LOL…..yup…..in most states.
Dave should see pics of their power grid……..no wonder they need power from Iran…….
Dave No wonder they need foreign workers……doubt they have many certified electricians since early 90s…..
Dave Siemens GE have MOUs to fix that though………
butterfly Early pictures when I got involved in this so-called investment……It was a jaw dropper to see how those electrical wires.
Dave butterfly little change
butterfly That is my point…..same old same old.
butterfly When you have been under a dictatorship all your life, you don’t know what to do next. With the ones that say, “I will make the changes” are just as corrupt as the ones that got killed. It will take a very very long time before things change over in the Middle East.
Dave Need those Demonstrators back in force again i guess
butterfly They are being killed.
Dave UAE Bahrain Kuwait Saudis doing well……
Dave go skiing in Dubai……..
The arrest of one person accused of murder and the other of stealing high-pressure electric cables in Baghdad
Sunday 14, March 2021 11:35 The security forces have arrested one person accused of murder and another of stealing high-voltage electricity cables in Baghdad.
A statement by the Ministry of Interior for Police Affairs stated that: The Baghdad Crime Control Directorate has arrested one person accused of murder and another of stealing a large quantity of high-pressure electricity cables in Baghdad.
butterfly I thought you would like to see this one where the “electric cables” are being stolen.
Zig Yeah but @Jeff AKA “Dinar Investor” said we should see a rate change in about a week… :Waiting: :Yes:
Dave Zig just pull those notes out for Shelia
Dave Jeff not say don done done…..?
butterfly This was exposed years back that all the “so-called” gurus meet and decide what each of them will post/say/etc.
butterfly I repeat this again. When I posted thousands, Zig can confirm, of articles from Iraq over on seck’s website, nothing has changed enough to say………WOW……..there is hope. Nope. Same old Same old, different people reporting the same old same old.
butterfly I still stand by what that dinar dealer told me a very long time ago, NO ONE will know in advance if or when the dinar will change to benefit we dinar holders. Everyone will know at the same time because it will be international news.
butterfly We live in a sheltered life here in the US and doing all of those articles opened my eyes to see the struggles they go through daily.
Qais Khazali: Reliable sources report that “an Emirati security team has come to run the Iraqi intelligence service.”
Sunday 14, March 2021 21:12 The Secretary General of Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq, Qais Khazali, confirmed that reliable sources reported that an Emirati security team had come to run the Iraqi intelligence service.
Khazali said in his tweet, “Based on what reliable sources have reported about the coming of an Emirati security team to run the Iraqi intelligence service, there are questions that arise themselves.
Has Iraq reached this level of weakness in order to be used in this way?
Did the transfer of 500 personnel from the intelligence apparatus to the border customs have anything to do with the coming of this team?
Isn’t it that every time the Emirates enter a village, they spoil it, as they did in Yemen and Libya? What is the size of the conspiracy against Iraq, and what is its fastest executioner?
I do not know the reason for the silence or complacency about this issue. What has been happening for a while, at the very least, is said about it that it is dangerous and threatens the future of the state.