The quarterly update report was received prior to November 28th 2011
Please refer to The Currency Newshound Calendar for important Iraq related events LINK
The quarterly update report was received prior to November 28th 2011
Please refer to The Currency Newshound Calendar for important Iraq related events LINK
Description of deputy parliamentary bloc to withdraw U.S. citizen and not to grant immunity to coaches step forward in Iraq would emerge from Chapter VII.
The MP said Furat al-Shara told all of Iraq [where] that “the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country at the end of the year 2011 as part of the security agreement concluded between the two countries and not to grant legal immunity for trainers will be channeled towards the exit of Iraq from Chapter VII of the UN Security Council.” (more…)
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Baghdad (news) .. called economic expert Qasim Khazraji, the Iraqi government to the need to move towards international economic forces to work to remove Iraq from Chapter VII of the raised big on the development of the local economy.
said Khazraji reporter (agency news) on Saturday: the limitations of Section VII with Many of the negative aspects of the Iraqi economy and development, noting: they limit the financial transactions between banks in Iraq, whether governmental or private and international banks. (more…)
Description of a representative for the withdrawal of the parliamentary bloc citizen of the U.S. occupation and not to grant immunity to coaches step forward in Iraq would emerge from Chapter VII.
The MP said Furat al-Shara that “the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country at the end of the year 2011 as part of the security agreement concluded between the two countries and not to grant legal immunity for trainers will be channeled towards the exit of Iraq from Chapter VII of the UN Security Council.” (more…)
BAGHDAD – Al Sabah held in the middle of this month, an expanded conference for a reality investment effective participation of major international companies and private companies along with companies the government sector.
Director of the Center Iraqi economic development on the Hilfi – the organizer of the conference – said in an interview for ” morning, “said study the effect of investment in the country is the most important joints of activating economic sectors, both production of, or service, stressing the need to stand at the legislation laws governing the investment business in the country, especially that all the joints of the economy and sectors need the efforts of international investment companies and local communities have developed of expertise, and that can accomplish specific projects periods of time. (more…)
UN Iraq’s representative visits Kuwait next week
BAGHDAD, Nov 21 — UN Secretary General’s special representative in Iraq Martin Kobler said Monday he would visit Kuwait soon to discuss outstanding issues between Baghdad and Kuwait.
At a news conference after a meeting with Iraqi senior Shiite cleric Ali Sistani in An-Najaf, Kobler said he “will visit the State of Kuwait next week to discuss Iraq’s exit from Chapter VII” of the UN Charter.
Iraq is yet to address sticky issues like the missing Kuwaiti and third country nationals, return of national archive, paying compensations and maintenance of border signs. (more…)
Kubler: We will focus on the issues of Kirkuk and Iraqi-Kuwaiti relations and the Iraqi Constitution
Uncovered head of the United Nations in Iraq Martin Kobler, there are three priorities for the work of his organization’s International in Iraq after the withdrawal of U.S. forces later this year.
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 9 (KUNA) — Kuwait called on the international community to step up efforts to boost and reactivate the UN Security Council’s role in overcoming challenges.
Addressing a UN General Assembly meeting on fair representation at the UNSC and potential expansion late Tuesday, Kuwait’s Permanent Representative at the UN Abdulaziz Al-Jarallah said the UNSC needs to play a more active role in facing and meeting the current challenges and issues. (more…)
Baghdad, October 25 / October (Rn) – The head of the Securities Commission of Iraq, Tuesday, that the deletion of zeros from the local currency will affect the financial trading in the stock market.
Abdul Razzaq al-Saadi told the Kurdish news agency (Rn) that “Iraq is not qualified economically to delete the zeros of the local currency to the presence of a significant effect on trading the financial stock market,” adding that “some companies registered Appropriation Financial less than the Iraqi dinar and delete the zeros will make her third dinar.”
BAGHDAD, Oct 24 (KUNA) — The Iraqi government is “serious” in addressing all outstanding issues with the State of Kuwait to pave the way for Baghdad to exit from Chapter VII of the UN Charter, foreign minister Hoshyar Zebari said on Monday.
The United States and the government of Iraq have negotiated two historic agreements: a Strategic Framework Agreement (SFA) that covers our overall political, economic, and security relationship with Iraq, and a Security Agreement – otherwise known as the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) – that implements our security relationship.
The Currency Newshound Commentary: In recent days there have been articles referring to Joe Biden and the Strategic Framework Agreement (Example 1 / Example 2). For those who are not familiar with this document the following post will bring you up to date. Section V places emphasis on Iraq’s economy…
Strategic Framework Agreement for a Relationship of Friendship and Cooperation between the United States of America and the Republic of Iraq
The United States of America and the Republic of Iraq:
1. Affirming the genuine desire of the two countries to establish a long- term relationship of cooperation and friendship, based on the principle of equality in sovereignty and the rights and principles that are enshrined in the United Nations Charter and their common interests;
Iraq plans to call for a review of decisions to the internationalism that were imposed on Iraq after 1991
MP for a coalition of state law, Abdul Salam al-Maliki said Iraq will demand the UN to reconsider the decisions imposed upon him after the year one thousand nine hundred and one ninety-(1999) because of the prejudice against the Iraqi people.
And said in a press statement that he was a request to the House of Representatives signed by a hundred and twenty deputies to reconsider the decisions to the internationalism that were imposed on Iraq, including resolution, eight hundred and thirty-eight (Resolution 833), by which the demarcation of the border between Iraq and Kuwait on the basis of incorrect.
He said that Iraq will not stand idly by, and consultations will be held between the government and Parliament for the purpose of making appropriate decisions do not extract the people’s rights Iraqi and remedies, he said.
Politics 7/16/2011 10:59:00 AM
UNITED NATIONS, July 17 — Kuwait’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah believed that Iraq’s abidance by international commitments towards Kuwait would surely lead to more confidence and better relations between Kuwait and Iraq.
In two identical letters sent to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and President of the UN Security Council Peter Wittig late on Friday, Sheikh Mohammad voiced his country’s willingness to bolster good-neighborly relations with Iraq and to help Iraq meet its commitments expeditiously.
17 June 2011 – The Security Council announced today that it is recommending to the General Assembly that Ban Ki-moon be appointed to a second consecutive term as Secretary-General of the United Nations.
In a closed-door meeting this morning at UN Headquarters in New York, the Council’s 15 members adopted by acclamation a resolution on extending Mr. Ban’s time in office.
The Council recommended that Mr. Ban serve a second term starting on 1 January 2012 and ending on 31 December 2016, Ambassador Nelson Messone of Gabon, which holds the Council’s rotating presidency this month, told journalists.
Iraq’s PM confers with UN Delegation on suspended issues with Kuwait
BAGHDAD: Iraq’s Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, has discussed in Baghdad on Sunday with a United Nations Delegation, the suspended issues with the State of Kuwait, along with the strengthening of the UN role in all development fields in Iraq.
“Maliki has received in Baghdad today (Sunday) the Acting UN Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Len Pasko and the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Iraq, Ad Melkert, with whom he discussed the UN role in Iraq,” a statement by the Prime Minister’s office reported, adding that “the Prime Minister had highly assessed the role of the UN Secretary-General for his supporting positions for Iraq.
Stressed the United Nations Mission to Iraq, Wednesday, that the full normalization of relations between Iraq and Kuwait, is nearing completion, arguing that the dispute between Baghdad and Kuwait on Port Mubarak ordered for the two countries, as stressed Iraq’s right to navigation in the Persian Gulf without obstruction according to the international resolution of the 1993.
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ad Melkert, said in an interview for “Alsumaria News”, “The issue of port Mubarak concerning the relations between Iraq and Kuwait, it is natural to be addressed within the bilateral committees formed by the two countries,” adding “there is satisfaction Iraq on the level of Information provided by the Kuwaiti side to him in this regard. “
HH Premier meets UN envoy on Iraq
KUWAIT, June 6 — His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah met here Monday visiting UN Secretary General’s Special Representative for Iraq Ad Melkert and his accompanying delegation.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, Amiri Diwan’s Advisor Mohammad Abu Al-Hassan and Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry Khalid Al-Jarallah were present in the meeting.
Iraq’s Chapter VII status in simple terms boils down to Iraq-Kuwait relations…thats it. But its a bit more complicated than that.
The remaining element in Chapter VII sanctions regarding Iraq involves the following:
1) Return Missing Person. This requires Iraq to find mass graves and return bodies of those involved in the Iraq invasion in the 1990′s. Saddam Hussein violently invaded Kuwait and killed civilians and members of the military and then buried them in unmarked graves in the sands of Kuwait and Iraq.
2) Return of Missing Artifacts. When Saddam Hussein’s army invaded Kuwait they looted museums and places of interest stealing everything valuable and/or historical.
3) Compensation by Iraq to Kuwait in the amount of $21 Billion.
4) Define the borders between Iraq and Kuwait …this is often called demarcation. This is not as simple as it sounds as it deals with shared oil fields, maritime rights, transplanting villages and people which are located on the border, etc.
5) The United Nations recently required the Prime Minister of Iraq to write a public letter to the Iraqi Parliament vowing to never attack or seek aggression with its neighbors, specifically Kuwait. This letter is then required to be read and submitted to the Iraqi parliament for validation.
Iraq and Kuwait are locked in a dispute over a port that Bagdad says the latter is building by encroaching on its territorial waters.
Iraqis argue the construction of the Mubarak al-Kabeer port would choke off the battle-scarred country’s only access to international shipping lanes.
Kuwait says they are ready to sign an agreement to guarantee its project will not hinder the construction of Iraq’s own Faw Grand Port.
Al Jazeera’s Omar al Saleh reports from Baghdad (more…)
Baghdad, May 15 – With the deadline to lift protection from Iraqi money to invite experts representing the private sector and public Iraqi government to take a range of measures to protect them before lifting them protection in the 30 of June, according to the decision of the UN Security Council.
And calls on the Iraqi Central Bank Consultant appearance of Mohammed Saleh to “lobby for the formation of a national and an international at home and abroad contribute to the consolidation of efforts to defend Iraq’s right to manage his money and protection.”
Posted 15/05/2011 12:00 PM
BAGHDAD (Agencies): He called for a coalition of state law, Abdul Salam al-Maliki to form a parliamentary committee to go to the Security Council to determine the circumstances of the building of Kuwait to the port of Mubarak, who would deprive Iraq from exploiting the perpetrator of the water.
KIRKUK, Iraq (AFP): team announced the UN mission in Iraq, said he intends to hold a conference in Baghdad next week to discuss the local elections in Kirkuk, in the presence of all stripes in this disputed city.
Said Ed Milcart head the UN mission in Iraq in a press conference during a visit Wednesday evening to Kirkuk, said that “the important point is that we have discussed in Kirkuk and in Baghdad, we will discuss is how to hold local elections in Kirkuk.” He added that “the Mission intends to hold consultations in Baghdad next week, with the participation of representatives from the Iraqi government and the political blocs and the provincial government and representatives of Kirkuk.”
Iraq’s Permanent Representative in Geneva, headed the Iraqi delegation to the meetings of the UN Compensation
BAGHDAD… head of Iraq’s representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Mohammed Ali Hakim, the Iraqi delegation to the meetings of the Governing Council of the United Nations Compensation Bdorth the seventy-first.
Currency Newshound Commentary: This is the second report issued by UNAMI and discussed during todays proceedings at the United Nations. Key points of interest are underlined and/or in bold.
1. In paragraph 6 of its resolution 1936 (2010), the Security Council requested
the Secretary-General to report to the Council every four months on the progress
made towards the fulfilment of the responsibilities of the United Nations Assistance
Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The present report is the second submitted pursuant to
2. The report provides an update on the activities of the United Nations in Iraq
since my last report (S/2010/606) of 26 November 2010. It covers key political
developments and regional and international events concerning Iraq, as well as
operational and security matters.
Announced by the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, Tuesday, during his second report to the Security Council pursuant to paragraph 6 of resolution 1936 in 2010, that remaining in Iraq on his release from the obligations of Chapter VII obligations with Kuwait on the issue of missing one of its nationals and their property and third countries; and the government’s assertion willingness to continue in the maintenance project the Iraqi border, stressing that progress in these issues is a precondition for the restoration of Iraq’s international status natural.
Currency Newshound Commentary: Several articles were released this week regarding UN’s Ban Ki-Moon report on Iraq’s relationship with Kuwait. This article is slightly different as it offers an editorial opinion on the situation. The writer explains the UN is seeking Iraq’s Prime Minister Maliki to formally write a commitment letter to Kuwait stating its position it will respect the boundaries, agreements, and resolutions agreed upon between the two countries as well as denounce the actions of the former regime (Saddam Hussein). Furthermore, as discussed in December 2010 the UNSC wants Iraq to submit the written commitment and have passed into law by the Iraq parliament. The writer explains Iraq has yet to reply to Ban Ki-Moons request but Iraq may be waiting to do so in a formal UN meeting in the future.
Secretary-General of the UN .. Iraq and to commit in writing to build trust!!
The Secretary-General of the United Nations this week to the Security Council Special Report, which monitors the activities of the UN mission in four months in Iraq, but Melvt attention in the report that Ban Ki-moon is proposed in this report to confirm the Iraqi prime minister committed to writing a Security Council resolution 833 of in 1993 and in the words of this cram-moon said the written support as a criterion for confidence-building between the two countries.