Excerpt from today’s speech:
…”We were able to get rid of the sanctions and restrictions imposed on Iraq as a result of the invasion of Kuwait. Based on Security Council Resolutions 1956, 1957 and 1958, adopted on 15 December 2010, Iraq has been freed completely from all of the restrictions imposed on it which have prevented the country from benefiting from scientific and technological advances, and Iraq has gained its sovereignty in regards to its financial resources. After this important stage in building the state, we feel that we are taking firm steps on the road of democracy and development and that we have a bigger need to open the doors of investment in Iraq. Therefore, the economic policy of Iraq is based on encouraging investments and providing the appropriate legislative environment to protect investors and their capital, so Iraq can become a safe and fertile investing environment in many essential sectors, such as oil, natural gas, electricity, reconstruction, infrastructure and other economic sectors…” - President Talabani, September 23, 2011 (more…)
Archive for September 23, 2011
Tags: Baghdad, Iraq, Jalal Talabani, New York, President of Brazil, United Nation, United Nations General Assembly, United States
Excerpt from today’s speech:
Tags: Baghdad, Barack Obama, Iraq, Iraqi government, Politics of Iraq, Radio Free Iraq, United Nations General Assembly, United States
The Iraqi government welcomed the statement in the speech of President Barack Obama in the General Assembly of the United Nations, who pointed out that U.S. military operations in Iraq will expire by the end of this year’s media adviser to Iraqi Prime Minister Ali al-Moussawi said the Iraqi government appreciates the U.S. stand on this, and expected that the coming period would witness a remarkable development in the nature of relations between Baghdad and Washington on all levels.
and char President Obama in his speech also said that the United States will establish normal relations with Iraq, and will deal with him as a sovereign state, and will support his government and its security forces and people and their aspirations. Deputy Chairman of the Committee Security and Defense Council of Representatives Alexander and berries that Washington’s assurances to provide uninterrupted support for Iraq would contribute to strengthening security and stability, and democracy-building in the country.
Tags: Al Anbar Governorate, Iraq, Karbala, middle east, Nouri al-Maliki, Private bank, Shia Islam, Sunni Islam
The first of two new reports posted today on the IBN website puts the Iraq private banking sector under the spotlight. ‘Perspective on Iraqi private banks’ is researched and written by Ahmad Saleh and Tom Opdyke of Iraqixchange. The eight page report provides vital background data plus key stats on the sector.
The second report is a detailed analysis of the opportunities in Anbar Province by Dunia Frontier Consultants. Anbar Province is about to become a major player in the O&G sector with 5 of the 12 new plots in Iraq’s 4th round of O&G licensing. The development is certain to entail billions of dollars of investment.
Tags: Baghdad, Iraq, Iraqi Kurdistan, Kurdish people, Kurdistan Regional government, kurds, Political coalition, reuters
BAGHDAD, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Recent amendments to Iraq’s oil and gas law have stirred new political tensions between the central government and the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq’s semi-autonomous north.
If enacted, the new law would give more power to Baghdad over all of Iraq’s energy resources, including those in oil-rich Iraqi Kurdistan.
Here are some of the major differences between a 2007 draft oil law approved by the political blocs, including the Kurds, and the new draft approved by the cabinet in late August and sent on to parliament for final passage.
Tags: Arab people, Ban Ki-Moon, Iraq, Jalal Talabani, Joseph Deiss, New York, United Nation, United Nations General Assembly
Allow me at the outset to congratulate you and our brothers, the people of Qatar,
on the occasion of your Presidency of the 66th session of the General Assembly.
Our delegation will be of assistance to you in performing your duties, and we are confident that the experience and wisdom you enjoy will be an important factor in the success of the General Assembly. We also give our thanks to your predecessor, Mr. Joseph Deiss, for his Presidency of the General Assembly in its outgoing session.
I would also like to congratulate the UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-Moon for his re-election for a second term as Secretary General and wish him all success in his work.
I t is an honor to stand in front of you one more time, to brief you on the notable
developments that Iraq is witnessing while its working on building a modern state that lives in peace with its people and neighbors. Simultaneously, Iraq is building a homelandwhere everyone lives in peace and stability without regard to sectarian, ethnic or factional affiliations; a system where the rule of law prevails and human rights are respected; and a system that is based on democracy and the peaceful transition of power.
Tags: Democracy, Government, Human rights, International Peace Day, Iraq, September 21, UNAMI, United Nation
UNAMI Statement on the occasion of International Day of Peace
Statement of Mr. Madhu Acharya, Director, Political and Constitutional Affairs, UNAMI
On the occasion of International Day of Peace
21 September 2011
Honorable Minister, distinguished guests, participants
Ladies and Gentlemen,
On behalf of the United Nations, I commend the Hon. Minister of Human Rights for organizing this event today to celebrate International Day of Peace and inviting us to attend.
Tags: Foreign minister, Hoshyar Zebari, Iraq, Jalal Talabani, New York, United Nation, United Nations General Assembly, United States
Thursday, September 22 / September 2011 13:48
Research and Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari during a meeting at UN headquarters in New York, Assistant Foreign Minister Bert British Ulster question out of Iraq from Chapter VII and general developments in the Iraqi arena.
The Foreign Ministry statement received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of it on Thursday that “Zebari discussed with Bert ways to complete the process of Iraq emerges from the provisions of Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations and the extent of support and assistance provided by the United Kingdom in this area by virtue of the strong relationship that is bound countries and the fact that the United Kingdom a permanent member of UN Security Council. “
Tags: Baghdad, Central Bank of Iraq, Financial services, Iraq, Iraqi dinar, middle east, North Africa, World Bank
(2:00pm Est if this is to take place at IMF/World Bank meetings in Washington DC)
Ends: Sep 24, 2011 15:30
(3:30pm Est if this is to take place at IMF/World Bank meetings in Washington DC)
On Saturday September 24, the World Bank will host a discussion on a new comprehensive report about Iraq’s Financial Sector.
The report highlights the potential of the country, ongoing reforms and remaining challenges.
Tags: Central bank, Central Bank of Iraq, Currency, Deletion, Iraq, Iraqi Central Bank, Iraqi dinar, Monetary reform
Central Bank Confirms That the Deletion of Zeros Actual
Posted Sep 23 2011 08:23 CEST
The Iraqi Central Bank announced the continuation of the project of deleting three zeros from the currency on account of the criticism faced by the officials, adding that such criticism does not affect the conduct of the monetary reform.
Tags: Iraq, Jalal Talabani, Joe Biden, New York, talabani, United Nation, United Nations General Assembly, United States
PUKmedia New York 09/22/2011 20:01:17
Received His Excellency President Jalal Talabani during his stay in New York to attend the General Assembly of the United Nations, a phone call from U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden from Washington on Wednesday evening, during which they exchanged views on bilateral relations and ways of strengthening them.
The new President Jalal Talabani, Iraq’s desire to establish and develop these relations in the framework agreement of strategic cooperation and on the floor of cooperation and friendship between the two countries.
He, in turn, U.S. Vice President the assurances of appreciation for the role played by President Jalal Talabani to consolidate and develop the political process in Iraq in terms of convergence of views between different parties and gathered at the table of dialogue and constructive exchange of views.
Tags: Foreign minister, Hoshyar Zebari, Hosni Mubarak, Iraq, Iraqi government, kuwait, Politics of Iraq, zebari
10:27:47 2011-09-23 PUKmedia
Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, the Iraqi dispel fears regarding the impact of the port of Kuwait’s Mubarak on Iraqi ports.
Zebari said in an interview with the (free channel) will broadcast on Sunday: that the Iraqi government sent delegations submitted their art, which shattered many of the concerns that we had.
Zebari said: The government has the right to close any port that you see the damage and then it is in their interest to shut it down.
Tags: Baghdad, Conscription, Council of Representatives of Iraq, House of Representatives, Iraq, Iraqi Kurdistan, Kurdistan Regional government, Politics of Iraq
Baghdad, September 23 / September (Rn) – A member of the Commission on oil and energy in the Iraqi Council of Representatives on Friday, the start of his committee to prepare a new draft law of oil and gas after the rejection of the Kurdistan Region draft submitted by the federal government.
Said Furat al-Shara told the Kurdish news agency (Rn) that “the parliamentary energy commission, began to prepare a new draft law of oil and gas is a summary provided one of the drafts by the government and the other from the House of Representatives.”
Tags: IMF, Iraq, World Bank, World Bank Group
Tags: Aswat al-Iraq, Iraq, Jalal Talabani, Joe Biden, New York, United Nation, United Nations General Assembly, United States
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: President of the Republic expressed his intention to Jalal Talabani, during a telephone call he received from U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, in the meetings of the political blocs to resolve the disputed issues, according to a presidential statement.
Tags: Baghdad, Basra, Conscription, Council of Representatives of Iraq, Interior ministry, Iraq, Iraqi Council of Representatives, Republic of Iraq
House of Representatives raises its 31 to the next Saturday
Raising the Iraqi Council of Representatives, Thursday, its the 31 of the legislative year the second to the next Saturday, while the parliamentary source that the meeting witnessed a host of Governors of Baghdad and Nineveh in did not attend the governor of Basra, as well as to postpone the vote on the bills on the agenda of the meeting .
The source said that “the President of the House of Representatives Osama Najafi adjournment of the Parliament of 31 of the legislative year the second, held today, under his chairmanship and the presence of 200 deputies to the next Saturday,” noting that “The session witnessed a host of Governors of Baghdad and Nineveh in did not attend the Governor of Basra.”
Tags: Hoshyar Zebari, Iraq, kuwait, Kuwaiti, Muhammad Al-Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, Saddam Hussein, United Nation, zebari
UNITED NATIONS, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said Wednesday evening that Iraqi experts visited Kuwait’s Mubarak Al-Kabir Harbor and tabled a report to the cabinet recently in the wake of controversy in Iraq over the harbor.
“The report shows that the main concerns on the part of Iraq are not real,” Zebari told KUNA after meeting with Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah.
“The report answers many questions raised by the Iraqi media regarding the possible impact of the harbor on our economy, the free maritime movement and environment,” he pointed out.
Tags: Candidate, Iraq, iraqi list, Maliki, Member of Parliament, Ministry of Defence, National security, Nouri al-Maliki
Friday, 23 September 2011
Agencies – most likely Vice-Chairman of the Commission on Security and Defence and MP / coalition in Iraq / Iskandar and berries, that ran Iraq (Hamid al-Mutlaq, Abdul Khader Taher, Iskandar, Tut, Qais Cdhir, Juma Ibrahim) of the Ministry of Defence, saying Maliki’s refusal to candidates ex. Tut said: “that al-Maliki refused to list candidates for the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, demanding that the Iraqi nominate new names to resolve this issue. (more…)
Tags: Baghdad, Defence minister, Iraq, iraqi list, Iraqi Ministry of Defense, Maliki, Ministry of Defence, Nouri al-Maliki
On: Friday 23/09/2011 12:47
Baghdad (news) .. said the leadership in the list of renovation and MP / coalition in Iraq / al-Mashhadani is my right, ready to provide its list of the names of new candidates for the post of prime minister and defense minister, adding that Maliki wants to keep the ministry without a minister of Azel.
Mashhadani said in a statement (for the Agency news) Friday: The Iraqi List, did not receive a book rejected candidates for the Ministry of Defence formally or informally, and that Iraq is ready to provide new candidates in the event of Maliki’s refusal to present, stressing that the prime minister does not have any serious selection candidate from the candidates of the Iraqi Ministry of Defense.
Talabani discusses with the Prime Minister of Kuwait ways to address all outstanding issues between the two countriesPosted: September 23, 2011 in Iraqi Dinar/Politics
Tags: Baghdad, Bilateralism, Hoshyar Zebari, Jalal Talabani, kuwait, List of Prime Ministers of Kuwait, New York, Sheikh
Baghdad (news) ..’s President Jalal Talabani at his residence in New York, on Wednesday evening New York time, Thursday morning Baghdad time, with the Prime Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and his accompanying delegation, bilateral relations and ways to address all outstanding issues through dialogue, fraternal
And A statement by the Presidency of the Republic received the Agency (news) a copy of it on Thursday that during the meeting which was attended by Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari and other officials: the emphasis on the neighborhood relationships, the brothers make it possible to address all outstanding issues and
controversial across the quiet dialogue.
The two sides stressed the need to avoid statements that would convulsive block fraternal dialogue, which guarantees the solution of problems in the interests of the two countries.
Tags: Bahrain, kuwait, middle east, Oman, Qatar, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
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Demonstration of central Baghdad, Talabani calls for accountability on the costs of his trip to New YorkPosted: September 23, 2011 in Iraqi Dinar/Politics
Tags: Baghdad, Excellency, Iraq, Jalal Talabani, Nukhayb, United Nation, United Nations General Assembly, United States
Baghdad called for dozens of demonstrators in Tahrir Square in central Baghdad, on Friday, accountability of President Jalal Talabani on the cost of his trip to the United States. and the reporter said, “Alsumaria News”, dozens gathered in Tahrir Square in the center of the capital to demand accountability Talabani against the backdrop of exchange two million dollars to cover the expenses of his trip to the United States to participate in the session of the 66 meetings of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Tags: Baghdad, Copyright, Geneva, Intellectual property, Iraq, iraqi list, Nouri al-Maliki, Saleh
On: Wed, 09/22/2011 22:32
Baghdad (news) .. said Saleh al-Tamimi Director of Information and Culture Ministry and spokesman, that Iraq will take part in the work of the World Organization for Intellectual Property and place in the organization’s headquarters in Geneva – Switzerland for the period from September 26 to present the very first of October next.
And said Tamimi in a statement received by the Agency (news) a copy of it on Thursday that the delegation of Iraq will include Culture Minister Saadoun al-Dulaimi, and Alaa Abu Hassan, head of the National Centre for the Protection of Copyright and Related Rights and Falah al-Ani, General Director of the Department of the Conference Palace.
Tags: China, Chinese currency, Chuck Schumer, Lindsey Graham, Olympia Snowe, reuters, Senate, Sherrod Brown
(Reuters) – A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Thursday predicted the Senate would overwhelmingly pass a bill next month to crack down on China currency practices they blame for millions of lost American jobs.
“When countries like China manipulate their currencies, that’s not competing. That’s cheating,” Senator Sherrod Brown told reporters at a news conference to unveil the bill.
The legislation combines two earlier bipartisan measures — one championed by Democratic Senator Charles Schumer and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham; the other by Brown, a Democrat, and Senator Olympia Snowe, a Republican.
Tags: Associated Press, Iraq, kuwait, middle east, Saddam Hussein, United Nation, United States Army, Walter Stiles
CAMP SPEICHER, Iraq (AP) — For U.S. Army Pfc. Walter Stiles, the road out of Iraq begins by kicking tires on a dusty military base near the village where Saddam Hussein was born and buried.
The drive ahead is long and dangerous — down Iraq’s main north-south highway, a prime target for bombings. It’s a trip he must complete several times this month, part of a security escort for 53 trucks hauling fuel and equipment out of the country in a massive push to shutter U.S. bases by the year’s end.
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