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    " The Dinar Daily " ...... Wednesday, 20 February 2013

    Currency Auctions

    Announcement No. (2319)

    The latest daily currency auction was held in the Central Bank of Iraq on the 20-Feb-2013. The results were as follows:



    Number of banks


    Auction price selling dinar / US$


    Auction price buying dinar / US$

    Amount sold at auction price (US$)


    Amount purchased at Auction price (US$)

    Total offers for buying (US$)


    Total offers for selling (US$)

    Exchange rates

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    Othman denies holding initiative by Barzani to settle crisis in Iraq
    Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:19 | | |

    Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Mahmoud Othman, of the Kurdistani Alliance denied holding an initiative by the President of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, to settle the gather the political blocs in Erbil to settle the crisis in Iraq.

    He stated to All Iraq News Agency (AIN) "There is no call for the political blocs to gather in Erbil, but there will be meetings and talks among the sides that gathered in Erbil and Najaf after Barzani's return from Russia in order to discuss the required means related to the situation in Iraq where they will declare they will decide whether Barzani hold the initiative or not."

    It is worth mentioning that Barzani called the political blocs to gather in Erbil to settle the crisis in Iraq.

    Some sides from the KA, the Iraqiya Slate and the Sadr Trend, held two meetings in Erbil and Najaf in 2011 to withdraw the confidence from the Premier, Nouri al-Maliki, but they failed to achieve the required support of the MPs to approve it in the parliament.


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    PM of KR denies holding initiative by Barzani to settle crisis in Iraq
    Wednesday, 20 February 2013 12:20 | | |

    Baghdad (AIN) –The Premier of Kurdistan Region, Nijervan Barzani, denied holding an initiative by the President of KR, Masoud Barzani, to settle the crisis in Iraq.

    A statement by the Kurdistani Regional Government received by AIN quoted Barzani, as saying "Barzani started a visit to Russia where he did not announce holding any initiative to settle the crisis in Iraq and he will meet all the political sides to discuss the means of setting the crisis after returning from Russia."

    The statement pointed out "The media sources expected the political sides to visit Erbil after Barzani's return from Russia,"

    "As we know, the political leaders agreed upon attending Erbil meeting such the head of the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council, Ammar al-Hakim, the head of the Sadr Trend, Muqtada al-Sadr, the head of the Iraqi National Alliance, Ibrahim al-Jaafary, the head of the Iraqiya Slate, Ayad Allawi and the parliament Speaker, Osama al-Nijaifi," the statement concluded.


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    SLC MP described Barzani's call to hold meeting in Erbil as "Unclear"
    Wednesday, 20 February 2013 12:45 | | |

    Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Ihsan al-Awadi, of the State of Law Coalition described the call of the President of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, to hold meeting for the political blocs in Erbil as "Unclear."

    He stated to All Iraq News Agency (AIN) "The invitations for attending the meeting ate not received yet and the decision is still unclear, but the Iraqi National Alliance support any call that is in harmony with the constitution and settling the disputes in Iraq."

    "The INA always call to conduct dialogue, but the Iraqi Slate rejected to participate," he concluded.

    It is worth mentioning that Barzani called the political blocs to gather in Erbil to settle the crisis in Iraq.


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    Kurd MP: Consultative meeting for political forces will be held in Arbil, the end of this month.
    20/02/2013 12:56:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / The MP, of the Kurdistan Alliance, Shwan Mohamed Taha said that a consultative meeting for the political forces will be held in Arbil, the end of this month.

    Taha said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "There are continuous efforts and intensive to resolve the crisis, and at the same time, there is popular demonstrations, this requires political forces to play a role to end this crisis," adding: "The leadership of the Kurdistan Alliance will create an atmosphere for holding a consultative meeting for the political forces, which will be a serious test for these political forces to end the crisis. "

    He added: "The consultative meeting, if succeed, would be followed by an expanded meeting to find radical solutions to the crisis by launching an initiative or agree on a formula to end the problems."

    He explained: "There is convergence of visions between the Kurdistan Alliance and the Iraqiya coalition and some components of the National Alliance on how to end the political crisis."

    He added; "The convergence is in the way the state is managed, because there are components suffer from exclusion and marginalization and lack of partnership in political decision-making."


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    *** COMMENT *** it appears that the rhetoric is now describing that " initiative " as a " consultative " meeting - i cannot explain the difference other than to speculate that an " initiative " as described yesterday was a breakthrough and now they are to " consult " - certainly lowers the level of expectation as to results

    REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE FROM YESTERDAY THAT I STATED WAS SO INTERESTING : " It is worth mentioning that remarkable breakthrough between Baghdad and Erbil happened in the recent period, especially after the announcement of the President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani to hold an extended conference of the heads of political blocs later this month in Arbil to resolve their differences and get out with a new agreement among those blocs. " http://www.dinarupdates.com/showthre...-February-2013

    AND THE DAY BEFORE THE MEETING T THE END OF THE MONTH WAS BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS : *** ..... " state law will participate in the meetings to be A POLITICAL ALTERNATIVE ACCEPTABLE TO MEETING NATIONAL ....*** http://www.dinarupdates.com/showthre...-February-2013

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    Sadrist MP rules out Maliki's attendance to his questioning session.
    20/02/2013 09:21:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / The MP, of the Ahrar bloc, Amir al-Kinani ruled out Maliki's attendance to the questioning session if it is put up in the House of Representatives.

    He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "that his non-attendance because he looks to the legislative authority in bumptious, especially the House of Representatives has precedent matter when Higher Education Minister Ali al-Adeeb did not attend."

    Kinani said that "the council can not dismiss al-Maliki or a single minister and even failed to sack a general director" adding that he" ruled out questioning him in absentia so as not to trap the House of Representatives by military forces and prevent attendance to the council."

    The rapporteur of the House of Representatives, Mohamed al-Khalidi announced the approval of the Presidency of the Council, initially to the request submitted by the Iraqiya coalition to question Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

    He said in an earlier statement to / NINA / that: "al-Maliki's interrogation passes in legal steps in order to be completed," expecting "to set up a date to the interrogation session after the House reconvened."

    Khalidi said that: "the party that filed for interrogation is the Iraqiya coalition not only MP, so he will be questioned by a number of Iraqiya's MPs."

    The Office of House Speaker, Osama al-Nujaifi announced earlier that President of the House of Representatives received a request from a number of MPs to grill Prime Minister, Nuri al-Maliki,.


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    IS MP rules out dismissing Nijaifi
    Wednesday, 20 February 2013 10:47 | | |

    Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Raad al-Dahlaki, of the Iraqiya Slate ruled out dismissing the parliament Speaker, Osama al-Nijaifi.

    Speaking to All Iraq News Agency (AIN), he said " We do not know whether there are signatures collected to dismiss Nijaifi or not," noting that "The MPs have different stances regarding this issue."

    "If the signatures are collected, they will not be able to achieve the legal number to dismiss Nijaifi," he added, assuring that "The current situation requires reformations in all the constituents of the political process."

    Earlier, the SLC announced gathering 120 signatures to dismiss Nijaifi.


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    KR announces approval of 626 political detainees
    Wednesday, 20 February 2013 09:19 | | |

    Erbil (AIN) –The Ministry of Martyrs and Anfal in Kurdistan Region announced the approval of 626 political detains to be added to the list of the political detainees and prisoners.

    A statement by the Kurdistan Regional Government received by AIN quoted the Minister of the Martyrs and Anfal, Aram Mohammed, as saying "626 political detainees were approved in addition to 271 of Anfal who return were released from the prisons of the former regime."

    "The grants and aids will be accumulatively considered for the detainees," he added, noting that "Each prisoner will receive 23 IQD Million."

    "The Ministry approved 394 from the last group where the number of the approved detainees from 2011 till now has reached three thousand and 904 detainees in KR," he concluded.


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    All political blocs responsible for delaying endorsing General Budget, says MP
    Wednesday, 20 February 2013 09:48 | | |

    Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Sharif Sulaiman, of the Kurdistani Alliance assured that all the political blocs are responsible for delaying endorsing the General Budget of 2013.

    Speaking to All Iraq News Agency (AIN), he said "All the political blocs share the responsibility in delaying the endorsement of the 2013 General Budget where the KA is not the only side that has reservations over some articles of the Budget."

    "Delaying the endorsement of the budget will negatively affect the Iraqi people," he added, calling "To expedite endorsing the Budget to achieve the rights of the citizens because they depend on the Budget."


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