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larrykn Washington to allow Iraq to buy Iranian energy supplies through extended waiver
Washington has decided extending a waiver to allow Iraq to continue to buy electricity from Iran, despite the U.S.- imposed sanctions to target Tehran’s energy sector.
Issued in December 2017, the original waiver expired on March 19. The second three-month exemption was issued by the State Department to help prevent destabilization of Iraq, which saw some anti-government protests due to shortages, especially in electricity.
"While this waiver is intended to help Iraq mitigate energy shortages, we continue to discuss our Iran-related sanctions with our partners in Iraq," a State Department official said.
It also added that Washington is continuing to work with Iraq to end its dependence on Iranian gas and electricity and to achieve energy independence.
Iraq was granted limited waivers to continue buying Iranian electricity and the natural gas needed to generate it. https://www.thebaghdadpost.com/en/Story/37491/Washington-to-allow-Iraq-to-buy-Iranian-energy-supplies-through-extended-waiver
larrykn Wednesday، 20 March 2019 12:56 PM
Iraq, Iran, Syria agree on bolstering intelligence coordination
The Iraqi, Iranian and Syrian military chiefs-of-staff have agreed to develop the intelligence coordination center, which includes all of the three Middle East countries alongside Russia, an Iraqi military spokesman said on Tuesday.
During a meeting held in Damascus, Brigadier General Yahya Rasool, spokesman for Iraq’s Joint Operations Command, described the tripartite meetings of the military chiefs-of-staff of Iraq, Syria and Iran as positive and successful.
The meetings, according to Rasool, yielded in an agreement to coordinate joint action to secure the Iraqi-Syrian border and continue intelligence exchange.
The military leaders agreed to develop the center of exchange intelligence between Syria, Iraq, Iran and Russia to increase coordination with regard to the anti-terror war, Rasool said.
The coming period will witness an increasing coordination between the Iraqi and Syrian armies to prevent the infiltration of ISIS militants, he added.
larrykn Washington praises KRG, Peshmerga for fighting terrorism, sheltering refugees
The United States has hailed the Kurdistan Region, its people and the Peshmerga forces for fighting terrorism while sheltering around 2 million IDPs and Syrian refugees over the past few years, an official statement said.
During a visit to the Kurdistan Region by a delegation from the US Congress, led by John Garamendi, on Tuesday, Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani expressed gratitude to the humanitarian and military assistance by the US to both Kurdistan Region and Iraq in the hard times, a statement by Barzani's office said.
Barzani, according to the statement, briefed the delegation with the developments in relationships between Erbil and Baghdad.
He also reiterated his support to his Iraqi counterpart Adil Abdul-Mahdi in resolving the remaining issues between the sides through dialogue.
Moreover, the two sides highlighted the importance of the US-led Coalition forces presence in Iraq to restore stability and terrorism threats. They also tackled the importance of collaboration among the Peshmerga, Iraqi, and coalition forces to deal with the post-ISIS war era in the region, the return of the IDPs and Syrian refugees, and the reconstruction of the affected areas and the support of the international community in this regard
chattels US hands Iraq another 3-month exemption from Iran sanctions By Rudaw http://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/iraq/20032019
chattels Washington has repeatedly urged Baghdad to end its energy dependency on Iran. However, Tehran has sought to deepen its involvement.
chattels Under pressure from both sides, Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi has tried to balance relations with both the US and Iran.
chattels “As you know, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia provided Iraq during summer with quantities electricity for free. This is an important thing. Iran also increases quantities of electricity to Iraq. This is also an important thing, helping Iraq in its big issues and giving it great opportunities in addressing difficulties,” he added.
chattels Iraq is still dependent upon handouts from all. Why would their currency have great value in the near term ?
chattels Iraq PM reveals Saudi-Kuwaiti offer to supply Iraq with electricity this summer for free. PM says he has kept his promises & that electricity service will be better this summer, per Electricity Minister. PM insists on importing some electricity from Iran. http://mobp.as/sn2Mo
chattels Another hot summer coming for Iraq. Basra is a time bomb.
chattels Have a fine day all.
Andredinero I'm going to post some last final news before I go it might gets chattels futuremoney Sam iam mad because it showing we coming to an end for Iraq to go RV
Andredinero Airline announces first flights to Munich
3/20/2019 Economy News _ Baghdad Iraqi Airways announced on Wednesday the launch of its first flights to the German city of Munich.
The company said in a statement received "Economy News" a copy of it, "Iraqi Airways will launch its first flights on Wednesday to the city of Munich, Germany."
"The city of Munich is one of the historic cities and is famous for its abundance of shops and restaurants that make it a unique destination for holidays."
Transport Minister Abdullah Luaibi earlier unveiled a new destination for Germany as part of a plan to expand the company's international destinations in 2019.
The city of Munich is the fourth destination opened by the Iraqi Airways to Germany, which included (Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt).economy-news.net/content.php?id=15891
Andredinero Noor Ali Nour Charity Association establishes a bazaar for local agricultural products in support of national production
3/20/2019 Economy News _ Baghdad On Thursday, the Noor Ali Nour Charity Society will hold a bazaar for Iraqi farmers to display their local produce on Abu Nuwas Gardens from 9 am to 3 pm.
"The bazaar will contain more than 18 diverse local products among the agricultural and food products," said Ayman Salman, executive director of Nour Noor Charity, in an interview with Al-Iktissad News. He said that the bazaar will include local agricultural and food products companies to support National production.
"The bazaar will include community initiatives to invite Iraqi citizens to enjoy their reintegration program, as well as inviting 100 children from one orphanage to enjoy the activities of the festival," he said. "There are many surprises accompanied by Iraqi music.economy-news.net/content.php?id=15890
Andredinero Prime Minister: We seek to build a network of economic relations with the countries of the region
3/20/2019 (Baghdad: Al-Furat News) Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi received in his official office today a delegation of the US Congress led by Democratic Representative in the State of California John Caramende.
"The US delegation expressed support for the efforts of the Iraqi government and continued cooperation against terrorism, reconstruction and humanitarian aspects," the statement said. Stability and prosperity. "
"The importance of the relations between the two countries and the need to continue with the assistance of Iraq to counteract the remnants of the Iraqi forces and training, pointing to the importance of the mobility witnessed in Iraq and the reception of many of the presidents and officials in Baghdad within the government's approach to Iraq to be a meeting point and peace and exchange of interests and the construction of economic relations network Strengthen the security and stability of the region "
20 Mar 19, 10:09 AM Andredinero Iraq is the fifth Arab gold reserve this amount
3/20/2019 The Central Bank of Iraq announced on Tuesday the growth of foreign reserves by 32.6% in 2018, while also announced the arrival of Iraq's reserves of gold 96 tons.
"Foreign reserves report showed a positive performance in 2018 compared to 2017 as foreign reserves grew by 32.6%, driven by the positive difference between dollar purchases from the Ministry of Finance and sales through a sales window Foreign currency in addition to the profits realized from the proceeds of the investment portfolio in various segments. "
"At the investment level, the portfolio grew by about 25 percent in 2018 in 2018 as a result of the positive difference between the central bank's purchases of the dollar and its sales, as well as the conversion of a large portion of other currencies due to maturity Some investment instruments and returns to the US dollar. "
He pointed out that "gold rose in value in 2018 by about 6% than in 2017, as a result of increased investment in this asset, and the gold reserves of the Central Bank of Iraq about 96 tons in 2018.
Andredinero "I-Dinar" .. the first electronic platform for the Islamic exchange of digital currency
3/20/2019 On the sidelines of the 5th International Islamic Finance Conference, the first Islamic platform for the exchange of gold-backed digital currency, I-DINAR, was launched in Doha today.
The I-Din platform is an electronic symbol based on the exchange of digital currency. Its initial value of one dinar is supported against one gram of gold, which is not only a digital currency, but for a real gold eye.
With the golden cover of the coin, "I-Dinar" is not only a symbol but a form of electronic gold portfolio. With the remarkable progress in the electronic exchange chain technology, i-Dinar can be used as a common denominator for executing and settling many financial transactions and exchange operations And trade.
Through this currency, Qatar offers the latest e-currency concept and technology distinct from the others in the quality of technology and applied standards. In addition, the currency reflects real value that can be obtained at any time, while achieving the principle of maintaining the assets owned by the client and the speed of implementation Any financial or commercial transactions in full compliance with Islamic law.
The announcement was made as a result of extensive work, studies and meetings between a team from the Qatar Financial Center, the Board of Directors of Qaf Holding Group and the Malaysian IbadahInc Foundation.
The Chairman of Qaf Holding Group Khalid Al Suwaidi said that the i-dinar platform initiative is an indication of the increasing awareness and economic culture of the State of Qatar and its understanding of future changes and requirements despite all the challenges in general.
This is an unprecedented achievement on the ground to develop cooperation, trade and prosperity. Economic and wealth of the Islamic world in the face of the challenges of the age and rapid digital economic development in particular.Al-Suwaidi,
Andredinero @SAMIAM check CBI buddy Annual Report of the performance of foreign reserves of the Central Bank of Iraq for 2018
3/20/2019 » Annual report of foreign reserves ( positive performance of foreign reserves in 2018 compared to performance in 2017 ) ... Click here to view cbi.iq/news/view/1040
Andredinero The House Speaker receives a delegation from the US Congress
3/20/2019 President of the House of Representatives Mohammed Al Halbusi received on Tuesday a delegation from the US Congress headed by MP John Garamendi and in the presence of the Charge d'Affaires of the US Embassy in Iraq, Mr. Joey Hed.
During the meeting, they discussed the enhancement of joint cooperation between Iraq and the United States in the interests of both countries, as well as discussing the political and security developments in Iraq and the region, bilateral cooperation in the field of combating terrorism and eliminating extremist ideology and gang cells.
It also stressed the need to support the Iraqi government to implement its government program in order to deliver services, provide citizens' needs and continue efforts to restore stability to ensure the return of displaced persons and provide an environment conducive to women and children and to protect them from extremist ideology and social protection.
The meeting also tackled investment in Iraq and provided the environment for attracting international companies in general and the US in particular to move ahead with the stage of construction and reconstruction, in order to ensure the provision of necessary services to citizens and provide job opportunities.
Information Office of the President of the House of Representatives
March 19 , 2019 http://ar.parliament.iq/2019/03/19/47243/
Andredinero Presidential President Important Press release on the Iraqi Nationality Law
Said the spokesman for the Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives: "The Council considers that the draft amendments to the Iraqi Nationality Law No. 26 of 2006 is rejected in its current form," and the spokesman Shaker Hamid, "The political forces in the House of Representatives support the vote in the coming days; , And study it again. " LINK
Andredinero Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi receives a delegation from the US Congress led by Democratic Representative of the State of California John Caramende
3/20/2019 Prime Minister Adel Abdulmahdi received in his official office today a delegation of the US Congress headed by Democratic Representative in the State of California John Caramende
, Expressing US support for the efforts of the Iraqi government and keenness to continue cooperation against terrorism, reconstruction and humanitarian aspects, praising the government's policy of opening up to its Arab and regional environment and exchanging visits that enhance Iraq's status, stability and prosperity.
The Prime Minister stressed the importance of the relations between the two countries and the need to continue assisting Iraq to confront the remnants of the Iraqi forces and training. He pointed out the importance of the mobility witnessed in Iraq and the reception of many presidents and officials in Baghdad as part of the government's approach that Iraq be a meeting point, peace, Enhances the security and stability of the region.
Media Office of the Prime Minister
19 March-2019 pmo.iq/press2019/19-3-201902.htm
Andredinero The Council of Ministers votes on the controls of calculating the service of contractors with the government sector
3/20/2019 The Cabinet held its regular session on Tuesday 19 March 2019 under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi.
At the beginning of the meeting, the Prime Minister held a consultative meeting in the presence of the Ministry of Youth, the Football Federation, the Contractors, the Fans' Association and the Ministries of Interior, Health and Communications to coordinate with each other and to avoid incidents in sports matches and events that are taking place in the public stadium.
The Council of Ministers voted on the rules for recording and calculating the service of contractors in the government sector. It also approved the appointment of graduates of the Maritime Academy, contracted with the General Company of Iraqi Ports in the Ministry of Transport.
The Council of Ministers approved the rehabilitation of water desalination plants in (FAO, Sihan, Safwan and Umm Qasr) and the exclusion of the water project of Greater Basra of the terms of contracts.
The Council decided to authorize the Ministry of Education to acquire the requirements of the final public examinations.
The Council also decided to amend the Council of Ministers' Resolution No. (202) for the year 2018 regarding extending the period for vehicles delivered.
The council voted on a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Electricity and the German company Siemens and Egyptian company Bijsco.
The Council of Ministers approved the loan of candidates from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research to work in the Islamic Educational and Scientific Organization. pmo.iq/press2019/19-3-201903.htm
Andredinero March 20th, 2019 Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and US Vice President Mike Pines held a telephone conversation during which they stressed the importance of supporting and strengthening partnership relations to serve the interests of the two peoples and to continue supporting the efforts of the Iraqi government to eliminate the remnants of the terrorist advocate as well as helping rebuild Iraq and stability in the liberated areas.
President of the United States, with the support of the Prime Minister for the rights of religious minorities, the follow-up of the Yazidis and the efforts to reconstruct the liberated areas in order to return all the displaced to their homes.
Media Office of the Prime Minister
19 March-2019 pmo.iq/press2019/19-3-201904.htm
Andredinero Passengers and delegations: The success of the financial plan of the company and achieve the highest percentage of revenue during the month of February
3/20/2019 The General Company for Passenger Transport and Delegations announced on Tuesday that it achieved the highest number of financial revenues during the month of February of this year compared to previous years. The Director General of the Company, Engineer Kadhim Hussain, said that the company, through the directives of His Excellency Eng. Abdullah Luaibi and his continuous support and taking correct operational plans During the month of February 2019
The percentage of revenues amounted to (9332472933) dinars, which is the highest percentage of revenue achieved by the company compared to past years,
He added that this achievement will positively affect the role of the company and turn it from a losing company to a profitable company. It will also contribute significantly to enhancing the services provided to the citizens and activating their service plans and improving the overall level of the company.
He pointed out that the company was also able to raise revenues and pressure of expenditure during the last period and in an orderly manner and according to planned plans contribute to the stability of the company's financial position and maintain resources without any delay or delay in any duty or file entrusted to the company, Provided to transport the displaced brothers and the pioneers of Mutanabi Street in addition to continuing the initiative of free transportation for passengers on the Iraqi Airways and other initiatives and services supported by the company.
The General Company for Passenger Transport and delegations announced in advance plans to develop the company's reality and diversify revenues and reduce expenses.
The percentage of revenues amounted to (9332472933) dinars, which is the highest percentage of revenue achieved by the company compared to past years,
Andredinero Posted By: admin Date: 20-03-2019 www.motrans.gov.iq/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=6987
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