Poppy3 SADR IS PUTTING THE HEAT ON THEM ALL. HE LIKE US WANT ACTIONS NOT MORE EMPTY PROMISES OF ACTION AND SETTING DEADLINES THAT ARE NEVER MET. ...
WE ALL KNOW EVEN THE IMF HAVE SET MANY GOALS THAT PARLIAMENT AND ABADI HAVE FAILED TO MEET. ...WATCH THEIR ACTIONS AND NOT LISTEN TO THEIR WORDS.
THIS GOAL HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED EVEN BY THE IMF AND INCLUDED IN ABADI'S POST MEETING SPEECH SATURDAY EVENING TO THE IRAQ PUBLIC...THIS IS ANOTHER REASON SADR IS PISSED AND PUSHING HARD ON ALL THE POLITICAL LEADERSHIP.
HIS THREATS WILL BE POWERFUL. WE STAND AND WAIT. TIME WILL TELL THE FACTS SOON.
Dinar Updates Cont….
rcookie so much CONTRADICTING INFORMATION ABOUT RESHUFFLE THIS MORNING...NUMBER OF CHANGES (SOME SAY 14 SOME SAY 9)...JAAFARI AND SHARASTINI INCLUDED OR NOT...SECURITY MINISTRIES INCLUDED OR NOT...MINISTRY TOLL DOWN TO 18...AND SOME STATING A VOTE WITHIN 10 DAYS...
SassyD: Sadr's order to end the sit-in calling for protests until the vote on the ministerial cabin - 34 minutes ago -- Decided to cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Thursday, ending the sit-ins in front of the Green Zone in central Baghdad, and called for mass demonstrations in all provinces after every Friday prayer until the parliamentary vote on the new government formation. --
Gizmosmom: Sassy I thought the cabinet had to be done by today , what's up with that?
SassyD: Giz... the suggested names have been submitted..... Sadr's command on that issue has been done !!!.... IMO... Sadr is now saying the next step is approval but the demonstration will continue until that step is DONE !!
Lostnq8: just received an email from planetdinar with coded messages - TREAT AS RUMOR - I am tracking several GCR & REVAL related issues from shenanigans in Iraqi Parliament to US-Iran "backdoor" policy and Swiss banking issues. When some of this has some meaning to YOU, we'll let you know... meanwhile, go spend some quality time with family, friends, sleep, go for a scenic drive... 'We got yer back!'
Lami: Hi- :)...Xi babysitting O? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/us-china-climate-paris_us_56fd816fe4b083f5c60741eb
Lami: Hi....a tidbit from Bloomberg :http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-31/best-month-since-1998-ending-with-emerging-currencies-coasting
Mountainman: Signs,signs.........EVERYWHERE there's SIGNS.......THE END....... IMO
Walkingstick: US official hints at allowing Iran to deal in dollars
Thursday, March 31
WASHINGTON: US Treasury Secretary Jack Liu seeks as it seems to pave the way for allowing Iran to deal in dollars , despite stiff opposition from Congress after the historic agreement signed with the West last year to curb its nuclear program in return for lifting the sanctions. In a speech in Washington, the American minister warned against excessive use of financial sanctions, which could weaken the role of the United States and the dollar in world markets.
He told the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace "We must be aware of the risks involved in the excessive use of sanctions, which could weaken the leadership position in the global economy and the effectiveness of the sanctions themselves." On the other hand we must not get carried away "easily" behind the sanctions. The minister acknowledged that Washington must be "ready to ease sanctions when you give a result" despite the fact that it is difficult in the case of Iran. After the historic agreement signed in July 2015 between the major powers to lift the related sanctions, Iran's nuclear program, Liu stressed that Tehran was "committed to its promise."
He added that in contrast, the responsibility of the United States' commitment to its promise. " At the same time Jack Liu reiterated that the sanctions are not related to the nuclear issue against Iran and related supporting terrorism and regional instability "still exist."
He stressed that the US administration has interpreted to foreign business circles that can be done in Iran, referring implicitly to the European banking concern in particular. Ray Marek Dopoviz expert at the Defense of Democracies Foundation that the conflict of the minister's position suggests that the US administration is preparing to carry out "major concession to the Iranians by allowing them to conduct transactions in dollars," a change that will be meet stiff opposition in Congress.
He said in response to questions from AFP, "It is clear to me that the administration seriously consider the issue of allowing Iran to use the dollar in commercial transactions." Battle in Congress slit basic respect to indirect transfers currently prohibited, which allows banks to Iranian and foreign remittances in dollars.
- See more at: http://elaph.com/Web/Economics.....ETzF5.dpuf
Don961: Abadi: We’ll lay off 100 General Managers, change includes directorates and agencies
By Abdelhak Mamoun - Mar 31, 2016
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Thursday, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi revealed his intention to nominate the Heads of independent directorates and restructure the positions of some General Managers within two weeks or a month, while emphasized that the restructure will include laying off 100 General Managers.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in a speech to the parliament followed by IraqiNews.com, “We will nominate the Heads of independent directorates within two weeks or a month, as well as eliminating the appointment by proxy.”
Abadi added, “The specified period will include restructuring the positions of some General Managers,” pointing out that, “The restructure will also include laying off 100 General Managers.”
Earlier today, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in the House of Representatives to present the new cabinet reshuffle, while held a private meeting with the House of Representatives Speaker Salem al-Jubouri.
Aggiedad77: Hello Family, If I may chime in on this whole Abadi Cabinet thing for a short minute or two or three......I know he brought forth what appears to be a decent list of names today.....decent enough that it seems Sadr is calling the dogs off for a short while and encouraging Parliament to give serious consideration to the list of names....that by itself is encouraging IMO.....
Also I think Parliament made a good move today after they heard from Abadi by dismissing for the rest of this day and reconvening on Saturday to talk further about Abadi's proposal......I know...I know.....someone said they had 10 days.....but really.....why would they need so long.....a day and half should be plenty of time to deal with .names presented.....
So will we see some final resolution on Saturday.....who knows.....let the dice roll and see what happens.....I'm of the opinion that if they truly want minds that are free from corruption....maybe looking to the technocrats is the best solution.....staying away from the tainted pool of politicians is probably a very smart move.....though the politicians would argue otherwise and are probably doing that right now.
Just some finger food for thought.....Aloha Randy
ReddStarr: (better read, than previous articles)
Iraqi PM names new cabinet to fight corruption!
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi named Nizar Salem al-Numan as a candidate for the key post of oil minister on Thursday as part of a cabinet reshuffle aimed at fighting corruption, state television said citing its correspondent.
Abadi also named prominent Shi'ite politician Ali Allawi for the post of finance minister and tagged Sharif Ali bin al-Hussein, a relative of Iraq's king deposed in 1958, for foreign minister, state TV added.
Abadi presented his proposals to parliament for a technocrat government in the face of resistance from politicians who fear their entrenched interests could be hurt.
He merged several portfolios and presented a list of 16 ministers while keeping the current defense and interior ministers, state television said earlier.
The established political parties fear a reshuffle could weaken patronage networks that have
sustained their wealth and influence for more than a decade.
But Abadi has to deliver on long-promised anti-corruption measures or risk weakening his government as Iraqi forces gear up to try and recapture the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State.
Pressure is also coming from powerful Shi'ite Muslim leader Moqtada al-Sadr, who started a sit-in near parliament on Sunday and leads a bloc which includes three current ministers. He is pushing Abadi to appoint nominees unaffiliated with political parties.
Following Abadi's speech to parliament, Sadr called on demonstrators to end their sit-in, describing the proposed cabinet lineup as "courageous" and urging lawmakers to put it to a vote. Sadr, whose opinion holds sway with tens of thousands of supporters, warned party leaders last week that they would face street protests if they obstruct the government overhaul.
Parliament must vote on any cabinet changes but postponed its session until Saturday,
state TV said, so that lawmakers could have time to review and possibly challenge the candidates.
"Most of [the nominees] have academic credentials, but they all have experience of
working in a senior executive position, managing or administrating," said Sajad Jiyad, an Iraqi political analyst.
Numan, the candidate for oil minister, is a Kurd from the town of Dohuk. He has held several
administrative positions at Dohuk University including currently dean of the college of planning, a university spokesman said.
Allawi, if approved as finance minister, would be coming back to a post he filled a decade ago in Iraq's transitional government following the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. The U.S.-educated former banker also served as minister of trade and minister of defense in a previous cabinet.
"The IMF will be immensely happy with Allawi," said Jiyad.
The International Monetary Fund said this week it could approve as early as June a standby
arrangement (SBA) with debt-ridden Iraq, unlocking $15 billion in international assistance over the next three years.
Hussein, the prospective foreign minister, worked as an investment banker in London before the 2003 invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. He briefly advocated a return to monarchical rule and heads the Constitutional Monarchy Movement.
Lawmakers said they would take up to ten days to respond to Abadi's proposals
ReddStar: This is Dr. Ali Allawi (click on the link) Very impressive resume! Now I know why the IMF would be happy! http://www.aliallawi.com/biography.php
Walkingstick: On a side note, he was... Minister of Finance during the time of Shabibi