He succeeds Jerzy Skuratowicz of Poland, who served with the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) for two years. The Secretary-General thanked Mr. Skuratowicz for his dedicated service and commitment to the people of Iraq.
Archive for December 9, 2011
KUWAIT: An Iraqi political movement recently urged the Iraqi government to contact Kuwait and members of the UN in an attempt to get Iraq out of the UN’s charter chapter VII.
The Iraqi Accord Movement member and MP, Abdul Khedher Taher said that Iraq must seize all possible opportunities to get out of chapter seven by contacting Kuwait and other influential UN members to provide assurances that Iraq is leading in a more ‘civilized’ way. He also urged Iraqi politicians to stop using the seventh chapter as even the mere political slogans they use may mislead public opinion, stressing that “It’s everybody’s responsibility. (more…)
Tags: Baghdad, Chapter, Chapter VII, Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, Iraq, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, United Nation, United States
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The independent Iraqi news agency / Baghdad / p. Attorney-G … by Yasser Ghazi Yasiri for a coalition of state law, predicted that the Iraq out of Chapter VII in 2012 after the completion of its sovereignty the end of the exit of U.S. forces this year.
Yasiri said in an exclusive interview with the reporter (and independent Iraqi news agency) that most countries were wary of removing Iraq from Chapter VII. Sovereignty being compromised because of the presence of U.S. troops in it. Indicating that after the departure of the troops there would be no excuse not to get Iraq out of this item. (more…)
Iraq Foreign Relations Committee member confirms US promised to aid Iraq out of CH VII as per framework agreementPosted: December 9, 2011 in Iraqi Dinar/Politics
Tags: Baghdad, iran, Iraq, Jalal Talabani, kuwait, United States, Washington, Withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq
Foreign Affairs parliamentary confirm that Washington has promised to help Iraq out of Chapter VII
09 December, 2011 10:11:00
Confirmed to the parliamentary Foreign Relations Committee, that the United States is now dealing with Iraq as a sovereign state exercises full and positive role towards him in the liquidation of the outstanding issues with Kuwait or Iran.
Said Ala Talabani, a member of the Committee in a press statement that the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq are carried out according to the agreement signed between the governments in Baghdad and Washington and voted on by parliament on behalf of the people. (more…)
Finance Committee Member: Describes the deletion of zeros from the Iraqi currency; Says important and necessaryPosted: December 9, 2011 in Iraqi Dinar/Politics
Abadi, describes the deletion of zeros from the Iraqi currency, provided that necessary measures be associated with incorrect ..
The head of the parliamentary Finance Committee Haider Abadi, that with the deletion of zeros from the Iraqi currency as an important and necessary condition that the procedures associated with sound and correct.
Abadi and predicted that “the start of the new currency to replace the beginning of 2012, wondering whether enough time remaining to the procedures associated with the replacement of the currency or the extension period will be longer.
Abadi said that a number of precautionary measures have been discussed with the Central Bank to be the replacement process successful and correct. (more…)
said the United Nations Mission in Iraq, said Thursday that Iraq and Kuwait have made little progress on normalization of relations between them, while noting that the two countries expressed their willingness to resolve outstanding problems, he hoped that contribute to the visit of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s visit to Kuwait to resume the work of the Joint Committee between the two countries.
The head of the United Nations Mission Mart Kubler in the report submitted to the UN Security Council, on the sixth of December, the current, “Iraq and Kuwait, a record of little progress on normalization of relations between them, according to the roadmap set out by the report of the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, issued in 2009 under Security Council resolution No. 1859 of 2008, “asserting that” the Kuwaiti side expressed its good will toward Iraq, Iraqi officials also confirmed a similar position in turn. ” (more…)
Arab in Iraq today: the situation of Syria and the Arab Summit
BAGHDAD – (Reuters) – Iraqi Foreign Ministry announced that the Secretary-General of the Arab League, Arab, Nabil will reach Baghdad. A source in the ministry, «hold meetings with Arab and Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, concentrated on the situation in the region, especially in Syria, in addition to holding the Arab summit in Baghdad».
The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abbawi that «our position basically economic. There is an exchange trading with Syria and border it and this decision would apply to the Syrian people more than the system ». (more…)
Alwani: Any agreement expect the government has no meaning unless it comes out of Iraq from Chapter VIIPosted: December 9, 2011 in Iraqi Dinar/Politics
On: Friday 09/12/2011 12:26
Baghdad (news) .. MP for the coalition in Iraq by Khalid A. Al-Alwani said that any agreement had expected the Iraqi government with the U.S. administration on military cooperation and to keep trained in Iraq does not make sense as long as Iraq is under Chapter VII imposed on it since 1990, calling for the United Nations and the international world remove Iraq from Chapter VII.
A statement of the Office of Alwani received Agency (news) a copy of it on Friday, saying it is that Iraq today is not a threat to the region or to any State, noting that when a security agreement between Iraq and the United States was the ultimate goal of removing Iraq from Chapter VII, but that did not happen, asserting that Iraq’s sovereignty is complete directed to this Chapter. (more…)
Muhammad Iqbal: the need to give assurances to the reserving States on past practices to emerge from Chapter VIIPosted: December 9, 2011 in Iraqi Dinar/Politics
Baghdad (news) .. Stressed the leadership in the compatibility list and MP / coalition in Iraq / Mohammad Iqbal that the Iraqi Foreign Bdora multiplier to give assurances to States custody of the past practices of the country, for the received support Arabic in which we can go out the seventh item,stressing the need not to repeat the positions of the external Iraqi taking views of dimensions of the political blocs in this file.
Iqbal said in a statement (for the Agency news) Friday: must be of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iraq role multiplier to send messages assurances to the international community that Iraq exceeded the previous phase, does not threaten other countries and does not interfere directly or otherwise, in order to get the support of Arab and international in which we exit from Chapter VII. (more…)
Tags: Baghdad, Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, Iraq, Mahmoud Othman, Nouri al-Maliki, prime minister, United States, Washington
the Kurdistan Alliance MP Mahmoud Othman said that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki will discuss in his upcoming visit to Washington out of Iraq from Chapter VII and the issue of the American withdrawal from the country.
Osman, told the news agency of public opinion (and babysit) said: “if Iraq did not come out of Chapter VII would not have achieved sovereignty and withdrawal Alomirkimn the country does not achieve its full sovereignty.” . Othman called on the Prime Minister to consult all the political blocs on the issues to be discussed before going to Washington. (more…)
Maliki: Iraq seeking to establish relations of friendship and cooperation with all countries of the worldPosted: December 9, 2011 in Iraqi Dinar/Politics
Baghdad (news) .. Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki said Iraq is seeking to establish good relations and strong with all the countries of the world that basis the exchange of common interests.
A source in the Prime Minister (of the Agency news) on Friday: that al-Maliki said in an interview with the newspaper “Wall Street Journal,” We seek to relations of friendship and cooperation with all countries of the world to be the boundary in the best interests and sovereignty of Iraq. (more…)
At the time decided that the Council of Ministers of Iraq and through its final approval to form a higher committee to audit and pay the dues of the private sector in national and foreign and international organizations, said the central bank said that most file details of Iraq’s debt has been resolved was left, but something very few will be made as soon as possible.
He said government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh, according to a statement received (citizen) a copy of it, “The Council of Ministers decided to approve the adoption of the recommendation of the Committee on Economic Affairs on the benefits of individuals and private companies of national and foreign and international organizations to form a higher committee to audit and pay the dues of the private sector, both were more than ten million dinars or less and have an exchange of principal without interest arising from it. “
Tags: Christine Lagarde, IMF, International Monetary Fund, Lagarde, mena, Tunisia, Washington, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
WASHINGTON: International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde yesterday said economic growth in the Middle East and North Africa must include all members of society to fulfill the promise of the Arab Spring. Lagarde, in a speech in Washington, said the Arab Spring that began a year ago in Tunisia was at a “delicate transition point” as the MENA region seeks to define its future. “While each country in the region must find its own path to change, the over-arching economic goals of the Arab Spring remain clear-higher growth, growth that creates more jobs, and growth that is shared equitably among all strands of society,” she said.
The IMF managing director said that, despite some setbacks in the region, she remained “ever hopeful” that the Arab Spring is still poised to unleash “the potential of a better future for all.” However, the region faces challenges after governments reacted to social pressures by increasing subsidies, wages and other subsidies, which has undermined economic stability. “Fiscal deficits have widened, which raises concerns about sustainability. It pushes up interest rates, which makes it harder for the private sector to get credit to set up or expand businesses and start hiring people,” Lagarde said in a speech at the Woodrow Wilson Center. (more…)
Iraq has improved its position in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index from 4th worst to joint 8th worst.
This places it ahead of Somalia, North Korea, Burma (Myanmar), Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Sudan, and on a par with Haiti.
The improvement is to praised, but being behind countries such as Venezuela, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Zimbabwe, is hardly cause for celebration.
Rahim Hassan al-Uqailee [Judge Rahim al-Akili; al-Ugeily], stepped down as head of Iraq’s Integrity Commission in September, sharply criticising interference in his inquiries, and saying he had lost political support for his anti-corruption efforts since the beginning of the year.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: The President of the House of Representatives Osama Najafi, Thursday, Kuwait’s new Prime Minister on the occasion of his accession to office, according to a statement of the Office of Alniszewa.
The statement has been received by the Agency (Voices of Iraq) a copy of that Najafi, “congratulated the Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on assuming his new post and wished him Muwafaqiya in the leadership of his country for the benefit of fraternal people of Kuwait and the Arab and Islamic nation,” noting that it came ” During a telephone conversation on Thursday, December 8, 2011. “
According to the statement, the two sides discussed “ways to deepen bilateral relations between the two countries and issues of mutual concern.”
The country’s budget for next year $100B; A deficit of $14B. Details of the largest budget for Iraq since the founding of the modern Iraqi state in 1921Posted: December 9, 2011 in Iraqi Dinar/Politics
The budget for the next largest budgets in the history of Iraq since the founding of the modern Iraqi state in 1921 of the last century, which is more than the current year budget by 22%, as the budget of 2011 amounted to 81.9 billion dollars deficit of $ 13.3 billion. Has received investment projects at the 35% of the volume of the general budget for the information of 2012, while the rest of the acquired sectors, notably the operating budget on the remaining ones.
He said government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said the Cabinet had approved the draft law of the Federal budget for 2012 of $ (117) trillion dinars (100 million dollars), an increase of 22% from last year. (more…)
Sistani’s representative confirms the importance of the return of Iraq to the Arab environment after withdrawalPosted: December 9, 2011 in Iraqi Dinar/Politics
Tags: Ahmed al-Safi, Ali al-Sistani, Arab, Arab World, Baghdad, Iraq, Iraqi security forces, Karbala
Karbala, December 9 (Rn) The representative of the supreme religious authority Ali al-Sistani in Karbala province, 108 km southwest of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Friday at the importance of working on the return of Iraq to the Arab arena following the U.S. withdrawal from the country, pointing out that it can not be achieved only through the paving of the Iraqi National Front.
Ahmed al-Safi, the Friday prayer at the shrine of Imam Hussein, “Iraq took recovering after he got on the independence of the departure of U.S. troops from its territory, which will expire this month,” adding that the issue “is very important for Iraq’s return to his place among the Arab countries after it was many of these countries describe the occupied country of Iraq. ” (more…)
Tags: Allawi, Ayad Allawi, Baghdad, Iraq, Iraqi National Movement, Maliki, Massoud Barzani, State of Law Coalition
Baghdad, Dec.9 (AKnews)- State of Law Coalition of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki welcomes a bid by Ayad Allawi for reconciliation as a step for resolving issues after the U.S. combat troops complete withdrawal from Iraq, a SLC leader said.
Mr. Allawi who leads al-Iraqiya List was PM’s elections rival. Continuous disputes between the two leaders source from elections results and an unfulfilled promise to interim PM, Allawi.
SLC came narrowly second in the elections by 89 seats, only two seats less than Iraqiya. However, an agreement served reinstating Mr. Maliki. (more…)
On: Friday 09/12/2011 14:47
Baghdad (news) .. A source high-level government for reaching the Iraqi side and the American agreement on granting immunity to U.S. troops.
The source (of the Agency news) on Friday: that the agreement was to be granted immunity for trainers Americans the same level of immunity granted to trainers the Iraqis.
The source added: It was agreed to be trained at military bases and training camps, pointing out: that the two sides failed to agree on the number of trainers and that the negotiations are still underway to determine how many.
Baghdad (news) .. called a member of the Committee on Energy and Oil parliamentary and MP / National Alliance / Susan Saad to the need to find economic alternatives and lack of dependence on oil imports, the annual, indicating that in the case of Iraq’s dependence on oil would lead to “economic disaster” in the country.
said Saad told the reporter Agency (news) Friday: The federal government should not rely on oil revenues of the annual anticipation of Iraq was abnormal conditions prevent him from exporting oil to the outside or into force of the quantity of oil potential under the ground, stressing the need to find alternatives oil through the activation of economic sectors such as agriculture, industry and so on. (more…)
Baghdad (news) .. suggested by state law and the MP / National Alliance / Batoul Farouk a resolution of the security ministries at the beginning of next year after to meet leaders of political blocs to reach a compromise that satisfies all parties.
The virgin in a statement (the Agency news) Friday: that the security ministries will not be resolved in the near term because of the different views within the coalition in Iraq did not provide figures accepted by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.
She added, is expected to be resolving the security ministries at the beginning of next year after the leaders of political blocs met, ask leaders of political blocs to offer concessions to reach a compromise that satisfies all parties and resolve all outstanding problems between them.
Earlier, confirmed by mass of the citizen and the MP / National Alliance / Aziz Ugaili the need to resolve Minister innocents before the end of this year, adding that the minister more interest in managing his department who administered on behalf of.
said Ugaili in an earlier statement (the news) that the management of the ministry by her best to be managed on behalf of and in particular, and we are on the verge of withdrawal of U.S. troops, and continued: Minister inherent be more interested in his ministry, leading to improved security and reduce of terrorist operations, indicating the presence of many persons incompetent for these positions.
The National Alliance MP: Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and the commander of the armed forces can not control the security ministries so that was administered on behalf of, demanding Pfsh way for Blind People who are able to control the situation security after the American withdrawal.
Confirmed the U.S. military in Iraq, said Friday that his government is committed to the timetable for withdrawal from Iraq, while noting the withdrawal of 170 thousand soldiers so far, pointed to the survival of 7500 others. He said U.S. military spokesman Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan said in an interview for a number of media, including “Sumerian News”, “The United States is committed to the timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq,” stressing the withdrawal of 170 thousand soldiers so far. “
He said Buchanan, “The number remaining in Iraq is 7,500-strong,” noting that “U.S. forces is currently in the five bases only after the withdrawal of 505 rules. ” continued Buchanan “The United States withdrew millions of pieces of military outside the territory of Iraq,” pointing to “We rely on Iraqi security forces in securing the protection of our embassy to any other country where you are American Embassy” . (more…)
Industrialists protest in Tahrir Square to demand their sector and activating the work of customs tariffPosted: December 9, 2011 in Iraqi Dinar/Politics
Tags: Baghdad, House of Representatives, Iraq, middle east, Saadoun al-Dulaimi, Secondary sector of the economy, Shammari, Tariff
Baghdad (news) .. Dozens of Iraqi Industrialists in Tahrir Square on Friday in Baghdad to demand the activation and development of the industrial sector and re-work the law of customs tariff under the name of “Fri protect local product.”
The head of the assembly of industrial Abdul Hassan Shammari during his participation in the demonstrations in a statement to the reporter (Agency news ) that: The purpose of the demonstration is to stimulate local industry and operation of laboratories and factories of Iraq for the elimination of unemployment and activation of the industrial sector, pointing out: The industrial sector has had a major role in the financial budget of the state but now is not (1%). (more…)
Hamdiya dry: We seek to raise the capital of the Bank (TPI) trillion dinars and to increase its branches internally and externallyPosted: December 9, 2011 in Iraqi Dinar/Politics
Tags: Baghdad, Iraq, iraqi, Iraqi dinar, Loan, middle east, Rafidain Bank, Trade Bank of Iraq
Baghdad, December 9 (Rn) – confirms the Director General and Chairman of the Board of Trade Bank of Iraq the (TPI) Hamdiya Mahmoud dry that its bank is not under any political pressure, saying in his interview with the correspondent of the News Agency of Kurdistan (Rn), to seek coordination with stakeholders to double the capital of the bank (500) trillion dinars in order to broaden the base of his dealings as well as increase the number of branches internally and externally in accordance with the priorities of the investment.
* Any entity subject to the Trade Bank of Iraq and any law regulating the work, and what are his duties?.
- Trade Bank of Iraq is a bank established in 2003, according to its law No. 20 of the CPA dissolved at the time, and on his law, he has the Board of Directors, and today is the third-highest executive authority in the country, the prime minister of Iraq, the goal of establishing the bank is to be the interface of Iraq’s financial direction abroad, including transactions for the Iraqi state with the outside world because the Rafidain and Rasheed, and the two problems of international debt, and a short period of work of the bank has achieved significant goals is the bank is the first in oil transactions for the Middle East. (more…)
International Union for the business calls for the involvement of the private sector with a year in the country’s economic developmentPosted: December 9, 2011 in Iraqi Dinar/Politics
On: Friday 09/12/2011 11:34
Baghdad (news) .. Saw the President of the International Federation of businessmen Iraq Hamid punitive need to involve the private sector with the public sector in the process of economic development of the country.
He said punitive in a statement to the Agency (news) Friday: that the Iraqi private sector does not have a key role to play and active role in the economic development process due to the activation and rehabilitation of laboratories belong to him, calling: the need to involve the public with the public sector for the development of the country’s economy.
and punitive: the rehabilitation of the private sector comes through the distribution of soft loans to him and engage with the public sector being exposed to abnormal conditions such as war experienced by Iraq and processes continued terrorist, which led him to the deterioration of infrastructure and isolated from the local and international markets. (more…)
Tags: bank, Banking Services, Business, Central Bank Iraq, Financial services, Iraq, United States, World Bank
A source for early information indicating a major problem facing the banking sector in the country, involving four of the banks with a significant weight in the national economic situation. The source declined to name the banks, but only by reference to the issues of corruption, many
some of them is led to the accumulation of financial problems of the accounts of very large, as a process of calculating interest, deposits, and thus reflected the problems at the level of “liquidity” some banks, were obscure and cover up some of those problems to overcome when it’s from some of those responsible in the government, but it apparently went out of control . (more…)
The delegation of the Kurdistan Region shall be a number of meetings in the United States of AmericaPosted: December 9, 2011 in Iraqi Dinar/Politics
Tags: Iraq, Iraqi Kurdistan, Joe Biden, kurdistan, Kurdistan Region, Kurdistan Regional government, Massoud Barzani, United States
Washington / KRG: within the framework of official visit of the delegation of the Kurdistan Region to the United States, a delegation of Kurdistan, composed of Dr. Fuad Hussein, President of the Office of the Presidency of the Kurdistan Region and Dr. Ashti Hawrami, Minister of Natural Resources and Falah Mustafa, head of foreign relations and Qubad Talabani, representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government in America, held delegation meetings and a number of important meetings, which falls on Monday, 5/12/2011.