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Butterfly   Rights Call For The Next Government To Be Fair To The Center And The South In The 2022 Budget

Politician  Last Update 01/17/2022 | 1:40 PM The head of the Parliamentary Rights Bloc, Hussein Hashem Al-Amiri, renewed his calls to the next government on Monday to demand justice for the central and southern governorates and to include their rights in the 2022 budget.

Al-Amiri said in a statement received by “The Information”, a copy of it, that “the central and southern governorates have suffered for years from poverty, deprivation, neglect and poor services by successive governments and did not take their share of care and attention, despite the fact that they constitute a huge economic wealth for Iraq due to the wealth it contains. It is a natural thing that has not been properly exploited or invested, and it is considered as the news basket of Iraq and the pillar of the general budget.”

Al-Amiri stressed, “the need for the next government and the new parliament to take into account the demands of the people of the central and southern governorates and to place them among the priorities of the next government action, and that justice, fairness and equality be present between them and the governorates of the Kurdistan region, especially with regard to their share of the general budget and saving them from suffering from poor services and the absence of services.” Infrastructure projects, especially the flooding of most of their areas during the rains.”

butterfly   Attorney Al-Amiri called for “the importance of legislating the Social Security Law to fair and take into account the conditions and conditions of citizens, especially the poor and low-income people, after the central and southern governorates recorded in recent years a large percentage of high rates of poverty and unemployment, which exceeded 30 percent in a dangerous indicator, with reference to the need to bring about development.” comprehensive economic development and the improvement of the standard of living and services for the citizen. https://almaalomah.me/2022/01/17/577039/


butterfly   Al-Party: Al-Sadr And Al-Amiri Rapprochement Is A Positive Step


Politician Last Update 01/17/2022 | 12:21 PM


The Kurdistan Democratic Party “Al-Party” ruled out, on Monday, the involvement of political forces in the recent bombings in the capital, Baghdad, indicating that the meeting of the head of the Al-Fateh Alliance Hadi Al-Amiri and the leader of the Sadrist movement, Mr. Al-Sadr, is a positive step for Shiite rapprochement.


The leader of the party, Sherzad Qassem, said in a televised interview, which was followed by “The Information”, that “the recent violations in Baghdad have political dimensions, and that the active political forces do not resort to cheap methods.”


He added, “Erbil has taken the role of assistant to resolve the differences of the Shiite house, and the meeting of the head of the Al-Fateh Alliance Hadi Al-Amiri and Mr. Muqtada Al-Sadr is a positive step for Shiite rapprochement.”


And on the presidency of the republic, Qassem indicated that “the presidency of the republic belongs to the Kurds’ share and is not restricted to a certain party, and we want to enter parliament with one candidate, and we asked the National Union to agree on the name of the presidential candidate.” https://almaalomah.me/2022/01/17/577012/


butterfly   Oil Announces The Imminence Of An Agreement With “Siemens” To Produce “Hydrogen”


SWEETENED  01/17/2022 | 4:46 PM   The Ministry of Oil announced, on Monday, that an agreement with Siemens to produce hydrogen in Iraq is close.


The ministry said, in a statement that the agency received a copy of it, that it “has embarked with the German company Siemens to open up prospects for serious cooperation in the clean and renewable energy sector, especially hydrogen production, which is one of the most important pillars of the transition to clean energy, environmental protection, and emissions reduction, and is consistent with With the requirements to achieve the goals of the green fuel revolution.”


She added, “The German company Siemens, which is one of the leading companies in the world, will supply the energy sector in Iraq with advanced technologies and equipment in this field, and establish specialized workshops that contribute to finding realistic solutions for energy and the environment in Iraq, as well as harnessing artificial intelligence programs to raise performance rates for workers.” In this field, to pave the way for a clean, safe environment and renewable energy that supports the national economy and sustainable development.”


She pointed out that “hydrogen is a carbon-free energy source that is produced and developed according to industrial processes in the field of scientific research.” https://almaalomah.me/2022/01/17/577118/


butterfly   Global oil prices continue to rise after supply decreases – 01-17-2022 07:49 AM Today, Monday, oil prices rose, as Brent crude futures reached their highest levels in more than three years, as investors bet that supply will remain tight amid production restrictions by major producers, with global demand not affected by the variable Corona virus Omicron.


Brent crude futures rose 6 cents, or 0.07%, to $86.12 a barrel by 04:56 GMT.


US West Texas Intermediate crude rose 17 cents, or 0.20%, to $83.47 a barrel.


The gains followed a rally last week when Brent rose 5.4% and WTI rose 6.3%.


The frenetic buying of oil, driven by supply disruptions and signals but the Omicron variable would not be as disruptive as feared for fuel demand, pushed some grades of crude oil to multi-year highs, suggesting the rally in Brent crude futures could continue for much longer. .


The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies – OPEC+ – are gradually easing production cuts that were implemented when demand collapsed in 2020.


But many small producers cannot increase supplies and others have been wary of pumping too much oil in case of renewed COVID-19 setbacks. .


Fears of a Russian attack on neighboring Ukraine that could disrupt energy supplies also supported prices with Russia massing 100,000 troops on the Ukrainian border.




butterfly   https://www.dijlah.tv/index.php?page=article&id=296933


UNEEK   Five Issues That Summarize The Motives Behind China’s Interest In Iraq


Economic Last update 01/16/2022 | 4:13 pm Information / Baghdad.


On Sunday, the economist Nabil Al-Marsoumi, in a Facebook post seen by / the information, attributed the motives of Chinese interest in Iraq to five issues related to the Belt and Road project and the future of energy, as well as the Sino-American conflict.


Pressure On Washington


The economist considers that “the Chinese interest in promoting trade exchange with Iraq is due to Beijing’s targeting of its relations with Iraq as a pressure card on Washington, especially in light of the American military presence there, which made it an arena prepared to pressure the United States by establishing economic relations with Baghdad that allow In the future, it will have political influence over the Iraqi political elites and promote options that affect US-Iraqi relations.”


Belt and Road Project


On the other hand, Al-Marsoumi affirms that “the strategic importance of Iraq lies in its geographical location, which is located in the heart of the Middle East, which is a contact area and the confluence of the continents of the ancient world, and makes this location of Iraq the focus of the direction and attention of Chinese policy.


The division adopted by the Chinese policy of countries places Iraq It is in an important position in its political and strategic priorities for many considerations, including:


its geographical location,


Iraq’s enormous wealth,


its strategic location in the continent of Asia, and the


possibility of an influential Iraqi role in regional policies in the future.”


UNEEK   Oil Exports


With regard to oil, the economist pointed out that “Beijing is seeking to increase its investments in the field of energy in Iraq, as the Iraqi Ministry of Oil announced in April 2018 that the Chinese company UGE had obtained a contract to develop the Sinbad exploratory patch in Basra.


Geo Jaid also acquired two contracts for the development of Naft Khana and Al-Hawizeh in Maysan Governorate.


He pointed out that “in April 2018, Iraq signed a contract with the Chinese companies “Power China” and “Norinco International” to build an oil refinery with a production capacity of 300,000 barrels per day in the Faw port overlooking the Gulf, and therefore China seeks to invest in international oil fields, including the fields Iraqi oil companies, as Chinese companies own different stakes in five of the Iraqi oil fields under the first and second oil licensing rounds.


China is also interested in buying the shares of the US Exxon Mobil and Lukoil of Russia in the West Qurna 1 and 2 fields.


He considered that “Chinese companies’ chances of obtaining oil contracts in Iraq are increasing, as a result of their willingness to negotiate flexible and conclude contracts on concessional terms compared to others with the International Oil Company.”


UNEEK   You can read more here: https://dinarrecaps.com/our-blog/more-iraqi-news-sunday-pm-1-16-22


Butterfly   2022-01-17 05:35   Shafaq News/ The Central Bank of Iraq’s (CBI) sales climbed today, Monday.


Shafaq News Agency correspondent said that the CBI sales of foreign currency in today’s auction amounted to 212,729,735. The transactions were made at a weighted average of 1460 dinars to every dollar.


Our correspondent explained that 19 banks and 189 exchange companies cashed out $48,480 million, while the remaining $164,249,753 went to boost funds abroad in the form of credit and non-cash transactions, with 27 banks meeting those demands. https://www.shafaq.com/en/Economy/CBI-sales-inched-up-today-4-9


17 Jan 22, 10:01 AM butterfly   2022-01-17 03:48   Shafaq News / The dollar exchange rates dropped in the Iraqi market today, Monday (January 17, 2022).


  • The Kifah Stock Exchange recorded 148,100 dinars for $ 100.


  • The Al-Harthiya Stock Exchange recorded 148,100 dinars for 100 dollars.


In Baghdad   Selling prices in the banking stores in the local markets


  • Sale price: 148,500 dinars for $ 100 •Purchase price: 147,500 dinars for $ 100


In Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region   Selling prices in the banking stores in the local markets


  • Sale price: 148,350 dinars for $ 100 •Purchase price: 148,200 dinars for $ 100


butterfly   President Barzani congratulates al-Maliki for being elected as Secretary-General of the Islamic Dawa Party 2022-01-16 14:16


Shafaq News / The President of the Kurdistan region, Nechirvan Barzani, and Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, congratulated Nouri al-Maliki for being elected as Secretary-General of the Islamic Dawa Party.


“On this occasion, we stress the need for cooperation and common understanding between all parties and communities of Iraq, to overcome the problems and address the difficulties”, President Barzani said.


For his part, PM Barzani said, “On the occasion of the success of the eighteenth conference of the Islamic Dawa Party, and choosing you as a Secretary-General of the party, I offer my sincere congratulations, wishing you and the brothers in the Dawa Party progress and success.” https://www.shafaq.com/en/Kurdistan/President-Barzani-congratulates-al-Maliki-for-being-elected-as-Secretary-General-of-the-Islamic-Dawa-Party


Sheila   @Zig – This is why I am so positive, full of faith and pray each day:


Positive people are not positive because they’ve skated through life. They’re positive because they’ve been through H*** and decided they don’t want to live there anymore.


UNEEK   sheila gm I agree with that statement – thanks for sharing


Sheila   UNEEK amen


butterfly  I know @Dave will love this one, as myself also.


butterfly  In the last few metres.. the framework pushes al-Sadr to a “compromise government” that could possibly deport al-Maliki


2022-01-17 07:59   In the last few metres.. the framework pushes al-Sadr to a compromise government that could possibly deport al-MalikiShafaq News/ The comprehensive coordinating framework of Shiite forces pushes, on Sunday, to persuade the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, to form a compromise government, in the event of failure to enter a unified Shiite bloc that includes all parties.


Abadi’s house


Earlier this evening, the coordinating framework forces agreed, during a meeting held at the home of former Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, and in the presence of all the leaders of the Shiite political forces, to intensify efforts to re-form the “Shiite House” in addition to naming a candidate for prime minister, who is acceptable to all parties. .


Settlement – Satisfaction


butterfly   The meeting focused, according to a source in the coordination framework, who told Shafak News Agency, on two things. The first is “in the event that all Shiite forces merge into a unified bloc, after the intervention of intermediary parties that have weight in the Iraqi file, it will be agreed to nominate a prime minister candidate who is acceptable to all because of his successful experience.


But in the event that these parties do not succeed in their endeavor, and the fragmentation remains in control of the Shiite forces, the framework will have (the right of veto) over any candidate submitted by al-Sadr for the premiership,” according to the source.


Decisive Meeting


The source noted that “the decisive meeting between the framework forces and al-Sadr, it is hoped that it will be held in Baghdad in the coming hours,” noting that “in the worst case, al-Sadr will resort to forming a government of consent, which was discussed in the meeting, that is, some of the framework forces will join Al-Sadr’s government, most notably (Al-Fateh, Al-Nahj), and these will be given ministries to satisfy and preserve the Shiite identity of the government.


Nouri al-Maliki


butterfly   He continued, “If al-Sadr insists on removing al-Maliki from the government, or any political alliance with him, the framework will acquiesce in this matter, but representatives of the state of law may participate in the government, or be entrusted with certain responsibilities, and the position of the Vice President of the Republic if it is activated. Al-Maliki will also be out of the race.”


Crowd And Corruption


The meeting also discussed, according to the source, “the file of the popular mobilization and its inviolability or dilution, in addition to combating corruption, as well as the importance of achieving balance in the form and content of the government in proportion to the electoral process.”


Negotiating Committees


The meeting decided to activate the work of the negotiating committees between the coordination framework and the Sadrist bloc, to “discuss controversial issues and how to solve them diplomatically, provided that their meetings will be held tomorrow in Baghdad.”


The source added, “It is hoped that the proposals and solutions that these committees will put forward in the upcoming meeting between the framework forces and al-Sadr will be discussed, if things go towards calm.”


butterfly   This coincides with the arrival of the commander of the Quds Force in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Ismail Qaani, on Sunday evening, to Iraq, and he made a visit to Najaf Governorate (180 km south of the capital, Baghdad).


Qaani made a round of visits that began with the shrine of Imam Ali in Najaf, after which he went to the Wadi al-Salam cemetery and visited the shrines of Muhammad Sadiq al-Sadr and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.


Meanwhile, an informed source told Shafak News Agency, “Qaani’s visit to Iraq was aimed at holding meetings with Iraqi political forces to bring closer views on the file of forming the new Iraqi government.”


The source added, “These meetings aim to work on unifying positions within the Shiite political house, after the differences that erupted recently between the coordination framework and the Sadrist movement.” shafaq.com


Butterfly   Coordination framework: Three names of the prime minister in the hands of al-Sadr are on a short list


2022-01-17 07:55   Coordination framework – Three names of the prime minister in the hands of al-Sadr are on a short listShafaq News/ A source in the coordination framework of the Shiite forces revealed, on Monday, the approval of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, to include a compromise candidate presented by the framework in the list of candidates for the position of prime minister.


The source told Shafaq News Agency, that Al-Sadr “expressed his no objection to the nomination of Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi for the position of Prime Minister in a mini-list that also includes the current Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi and Haider Al-Abadi.”


He added, “This proposal was submitted by Al-Amiri to Al-Sadr regarding Allawi,” noting that “the leaders of the framework do not object to Al-Amiri’s move to nominate Allawi.”


According to the source, who asked not to be named, “after the Federal Court’s decision regarding the first parliament session, there will be a meeting between the leadership of the framework and the Sadrist movement to agree on a specific candidate to form a government according to political data.”


The Sadrist bloc topped the elections held on October 10, with 73 seats, followed by the Progress Alliance with 37, the State of Law coalition with 33, and then the Kurdistan Democratic Party with 31.


Al-Sadr is still sticking to his position aimed at forming a “national majority” government, which is rejected by the coordinating framework forces that are striving to persuade Al-Sadr to form a consensus government in which everyone participates, similar to previous sessions, in order to secure a foothold in the government.   shafaq.com


butterfly  A source in the current: naming the Prime Minister in the hands of al-Sadr “exclusively” and announcing it will take place in Parliament


2022-01-17 06:14   A source in the current: naming the Prime Minister in the hands of al-Sadr exclusively and announcing it will take place in ParliamentShafaq News/ A source in the Sadrist movement revealed on Monday that there is more than one candidate who has no objection to al-Sadr to take over the position of prime minister.


The source, who is a leader in the movement, told Shafak News Agency; “Mr. Muqtada al-Sadr is the one who will exclusively determine the personality of the prime minister in the next government,” noting that “there is more than one person nominated for this position and has no objection to al-Sadr.”


With regard to the coordination framework, the source clarified; That “the coordinating framework and the political blocs propose specific personalities for the position of prime minister, who will be talked about, but the choice will be exclusively by al-Sadr.”


added source; “The personality of the Prime Minister will be announced after the election of the President of the Republic in the House of Representatives.”


A source in the coordination framework of the Shiite forces revealed, earlier on Monday, the approval of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, to include a compromise candidate presented by the framework in the list of candidates for the position of prime minister.


The source told Shafaq News Agency, that Al-Sadr “expressed his no objection to the nomination of Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi for the position of Prime Minister in a mini-list that also includes the current Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi and Haider Al-Abadi.”   shafaq.com


butterfly   Qaani fails to convince al-Sadr and the frame is preparing a plan to abandon al-Maliki alone without his deputies


2022-01-17 07:46   Qaani fails to convince al-Sadr and the frame is preparing a plan to abandon al-Maliki alone without his deputiesShafaq News/ A source from within the coordination framework revealed that the expected meeting of the latter with Al-Sadr depends on Al-Amiri’s return from Erbil and the results achieved.


While another source reported that the leader of the Sadrist movement informed the commander of the Iranian Quds Force, Ismail Qaani, of his position regarding the State of Law coalition and its leader, Nuri al-Maliki.


The source told Shafak News Agency; “The commander of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Ismail Qaani, met late last night in Al-Hanana with the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada Al-Sadr, and discussed with him the unification of positions within the Shiite political house.”


The source added; “Al-Sadr informed Qaani of his refusal for the leader of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, to be part of the new Iraqi government.”


He pointed out that “Qaani’s meeting with the leaders of the coordination framework is still going on until this moment in the house of the leader of the victory coalition Haider al-Abadi, and the discussion continues until the moment about what al-Sadr wants from the leaders of the framework.”


Another source told Shafak News Agency, “The political equation will change its scales and will turn the political table upside down if the expected meeting between the coordination framework and al-Sadr is achieved and the two parties agree to rearrange the Shiite house again.”


butterfly   He added that “the official in charge of the Iraqi-Iranian file (Qaani) who is currently in Iraq, called on the forces of the coordination framework to adopt flexibility and acceptance of what al-Sadr will propose, even if this is at the expense of personal or partisan interest in order to achieve the public interest for the whole of Iraq.”


source saw; Qaani achieved even a small part of the objectives of his visit, which is to break the deadlock between the framework forces and the leader of the Sadrist movement, and it is hoped that a decisive strategic meeting will take place between the Shiite forces after the return of the head of the Al-Fateh Alliance Hadi Al-Amiri from Erbil, because the Shiite forces are keen to maintain the strategic relationship with allies, specifically the Kurds.”


And he added, “The proposed scenario and the closest to implementation is that the representatives of the state of law (33) without their leader join the alliance of conquest so that the title of the state of law does not remain within the new Shiite alliance, if things are done as planned and that the representatives of the state of law will have a share in the formation of the next government according to their electoral entitlement.


He pointed out that “the entire political equation will change, including changing the parliament’s presidency, and the Sunni leaders’ struggle may return again over the position of parliament’s presidency,” noting that “the coming hours will be laden with accelerating events, even if this is postponed to tomorrow.”  shafaq.com


butterfly   Iraq’s Sunnis and Kurds are paying the price of the Shiite division


1-17-2022   Iraqs Sunnis and Kurds are paying the price of the Shiite divisionAt a time when the Sunni Arabs ended their bilateral differences between the two most prominent alliances in the western provinces (progress and determination), this rapprochement seemed to favor the Kurds, especially the Kurdistan Democratic Party, and against the Shiite Arabs who were divided among themselves among three parties.


The Iraqi political map, which almost split during the 2018 elections, included a longitudinal division that included Shiite-Sunni-Kurdish parties within a fleeting alliance that returned again to a kind of severe sectarian polarization, when the government of Adel Abdul-Mahdi was formed by the will of a semi-Shiite-Shiite movement represented by the leader of the Sadrist movement Muqtada al-Sadr through his bloc at the time ( Sairoon) and Hadi Al-Amiri, the leader of the Al-Fateh Alliance.


The Kurds, who were classified as historical allies of the Shiites, were forced to sit on the waiting benches, which for them only led to obtaining ministries according to the electoral merit. As for the position of the President of the Republic, which gave Shiite leaders pledges to the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani, to support its candidate for the presidency of the Republic, Fuad Hussein, it became the share of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, in which the leader was nominated, Barham Salih.


butterfly   As for the Sunni Arabs, they were at that time outside the equation of decisive influence, unlike today, as they quietly received their ministerial entitlements. As for the presidency of the House of Representatives, which is their component share, a group of personalities competed for it, including Muhammad al-Halbousi, who succeeded in winning the position with a clear majority similar to the majority that Barham Salih won for the presidency. And both majorities for both positions (the presidency and the parliament) were Shiite, since Shiites are the decisive parliamentary majority in parliament (180 deputies), and therefore they have the ability to favor any party for any position.


Today, the matter is different if it is at the level of the Shiites (through the large majority represented by Al-Sadr) and at the level of the Sunni Arabs (through a clear majority represented by Al-Halbousi) and the Kurds (through the clear majority represented by Barzani).


These majorities found, for the first time after 2003, an opportunity to impose part of their choices through al-Sadr’s insistence on forming a national majority government. The first step succeeded with the election of the parliament presidency, as the reality of the majority passed when the leader of “Progress” Muhammad al-Halbousi, allied with “Azzm”, won the other Sunni alliance led by Khamis al-Khanjar, with 200 votes. It is true that the wilaya order issued by the Federal Court temporarily halted the proceedings, but in the end it was for a feuding Shiite party a bone-breaking operation by the Sunnis against them.


butterfly   While these factions sent one warning message to the Kurds through the Kurdistan Democratic Party led by Massoud Barzani, when a hand grenade exploded in one of its headquarters in Baghdad, the Sunni Arabs have so far gained the lion’s share of the bombs and hand grenades that affected their headquarters in Baghdad and the homes of some of their leaders.


After targeting the headquarters of the “Progress” party led by Muhammad al-Halbousi in the Adhamiya neighborhood next to al-Rusafa in Baghdad, an explosive device targeted, hours later, the headquarters of the “Azm” coalition led by Khamis al-Khanjar in the Yarmouk neighborhood. Yesterday (Sunday), an explosive device targeted the office and home of Progress Party deputy Abdul Karim Abtan in Al-Saydiyah neighborhood in Baghdad.


The Sunni leaders do not seem likely to back down from what they have done, although any decision to stop the procedures by the Federal Court will make them in a very weak position, unlike the Kurds who were divided and are still divided (the Kurdistan Democratic Party proceeded towards the majority, but with caution even with the presentation of its candidate for the presidency, Hoshyar). Zebari, while the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan with the option of Shiite consensus so far).


While what appears to be a close agreement between the current and the framework does not appear on the horizon even after Al-Amiri’s meeting with Al-Sadr, the Sunnis will continue to pay the price for the Shiite-Shiite differences, while the Kurds are maneuvering through their candidates for the presidency at a time when Al-Sadr, after Al-Amiri met his choice towards the majority, This means that the situation will remain as it is, and the bombs and grenades will rain down the headquarters and homes of Sunni leaders.  rawabetcenter.com


Butterfly   I see, maybe not others, things are “good” happening for Iraq and for all of us.


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