" The Dinar Daily " .......... Wednesday, 17 April 2013
What does it mean to delete Iraq 3 zeros from the Iraqi dinar?
17-04-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
A. D. Mohamed Ibrahim Saka
According to "CNN" declared the Finance Committee in the Iraqi parliament that the central bank will begin in the current year by deleting three zeros from the local currency, in other words, that the unit of currency category thousand dinars from the old currency will be replaced dinar and only one of the new currency, and so on.
Step that older by Iraq intended to reform the system of the local currency, which is based on the use of currency denominations are too high, which leads to difficulties in dealing in special accounts transactions, as well as higher prices resulting from the use of monetary units categories high, which leads to a decline in the rate Exchange rates and lower purchasing power of the dinar in a big way.
In periods of turmoil cash and declining public revenues of the state at a time increases the expenditures, resort States often to print more local currency, leading to higher prices and a high inflation, arises the need for currencies with classes as high as one thousand and one hundred thousand and one million ... Etc.. With every lift in the denomination as the economy enters in the midst of inflation.
One way to control high inflation is a monetary reform, combined with a change in monetary policy by replacing the old currency Pfiadtha high new currency classes even lower prices tend to decline. But does he have on inflation? The answer is no, because the elimination of inflation required to follow the state moderate monetary policy.
Political consensus postpone deciding «free» Iraqi president
17-04-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
7 Baghdad: Al-Sharq Al-Awsat
Could not doctors, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani and Iraqi constitution during the past four months - a period illness President Talabani stroke - to provide a convincing explanation not to hand his health and the possibility of his return to practice his duties not to hand mechanisms replacement when my case «absence» and «vacancy» based on Iraq's permanent constitution, which was enacted and voted on in 2005.
Medically not yet submitted the medical committee supervised by your doctor Talabani governor of Kirkuk, Najm al-Din Abdul Karim final report on his health, except for statements of Abdul Karim spaced message that President is responding to treatment. But the absence of Talabani's 80-year-old came at a critical time from the date of the current political process in Iraq, where he was the obvious man made his mark. However, the continuation of this absence all this time without resolving so far has two explanations in Baghdad, one political and the other legal.
7 for interpreting political for this absence without resolving it according to says a member of the Iraqi parliament for a coalition of state law Izzat Shabandar in his statement «Middle East», the «what makes us stand for a no-brainer to replace President Jalal Talabani until now is because I did not leave a vacuum». And bridge Shabandar, saying: «I mean constitutional emptiness here and not a political vacuum, as his deputy replaced. Shabandar strengthens his hypothesis political and not legal by saying that «the Kurdish party has not settled on a replacement candidate because of differences within the home and in particular Kurdish Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, although he was convinced that he did not like us there is an opportunity for the president to return to the actual place and to engage in work. He adds Shabandar that «it does not seem urgent while acknowledging that President Talabani has weight juristic We hope his return wreathed speedy recovery because he had played a role paternalistic and stop at the same distance from all parties», adding that «there are problems larger than the issue of replacing the president for any reason seems a key factor in not think so.
7 But the Constitution another view entirely different for the presentation Shabandar politically, since he sees the legal expert Ibrahim Sumaidaie in his statement «Middle East» that «the Iraqi constitution and in more than substance of the articles and on what was in some of the repetition and thinness select how to replace the President of the Republic, including the mechanism of office by his deputy.
7 and added Sumaidaie that «the Iraqi constitution in article 75 c him select how of office by the Attorney in the cases of absenteeism and freedom», adding that «MP replace the President in his absence for any reason, but this is linked to a period of time standing month becomes position later in the case of the vacancy does not absence and then moves position the whole to the Parliament to elect a new president after a month, and since we now in the case of the vacancy is not absent because duration exceeded four months it is no longer possible, according to the Iraqi constitution to continue position, however, Vice President noted that both the offices of President of the Republic and the Prime Minister are now, however, one party.
7 and Sumaidaie adds that «the position of President of the Republic in Iraq is vital and that is even before the adoption of the Constitution because the Iraqi constitution built primarily on the State Administration Law. Sumaida'ie believes that «Article 72 of the Iraqi Constitution refers to the election of the President of the Republic to complete the remaining mandate of the President and therefore we are now in the case of violation of the constitution because the President of the Republic does not apply absence, but freedom.
«Kurdistan Alliance: We will not return to the Council of Ministers before the government achieve all our demands and financial security
17-04-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
BAGHDAD - Omar Sattar
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Likely block the Kurdistan Alliance »resume talks with the bloc« National Alliance, which includes most of the Shiite forces, ruled out returning to the government and parliament before «reap the benefits of those talks.
The Kurdistan delegation met with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki last week and discussed with him the differences between the Territory and the center, and agreed on the need to calm and to continue the dialogue and the formation of committees to resolve outstanding problems.
The MP said the «Kurdistan» Mahma Khalil told «life», said his bloc continues to boycott parliament and the government until achieving all the demands that promise «National Alliance» and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki by, namely «balance and partnership truth in the state administration and application of the Constitution and the agreement of Arbil» .
He added: «Maybe there will be a new round of talks after local elections and if yielded results reality there will be a decision to return to parliament and the government.
He pointed out that «the Kurdish delegation met with Kurdish regional president Massoud Barzani and briefed him on the results of the meeting with al-Maliki has been agreed to wait for the government's reaction to the Kurdish demands.
He continued: «was formed two committees first covers military Kalkhlav issues on the operations of the Tigris and other issues, and other financial competent to resolve the dispute over the budget for 2013 and the payment of oil companies operating in the province.
A member of the «National Alliance» Sadiq gum, and a desire by the coalition of Kurdish blocs to end the boycott parliament and the government.
He added that «talks between the National Alliance and the Kurdistan continues, and there is a desire among the Kurds in the end this province» adding: «National serious dialogues which with any solution or agreement is in line with the provisions of the constitution and the law.
Financial Parliament (time): project structuring currency premature
BAGHDAD - Shaimaa Adel
Confirmed the parliamentary Finance Committee not to discuss the project to restructure the currency and reduce the incidence of fraud so far in the sessions of the House of Representatives usually Thread premature.
A member of the Committee MP Amin Hadi (time) yesterday that (draft restructuring currency is subject premature did not discuss so far in the meetings of the Council, but there is a process or project to delete the zeros and are discussed in addition to that he is at a meeting of the Committee climb the central bank governor to discuss the process of selling the dollar in the auction). For its part, considered a member of parliament, deputy Najiba Najib, said the draft restructuring of the Iraqi currency and the removal of three zeroes is a critical necessity for being a project feasibility and large positive effects. Said Najib said in a statement yesterday that the (draft restructuring currency despite face challenges and difficulties economic, security and political, but a feasibility great for the country, pointing out (that the project has become a necessity that must be implemented on the ground in the current term).
She said (the project need to come together and the cooperation of all government institutions from the central bank and the executive and the parliament to legislate some laws, including the Law of indebtedness which guarantees the creditor right amount condemnation after deletion of zeros). They indicated that the (administration's central bank earlier led Shabibi and the appearance of Mohammed Saleh brought this project to decisive endings and negotiated with international companies sober have a strong reputation in the world in terms of accuracy and reduce the incidence of fraud and counterfeit currency).
She said (the great harmony between institutions of the state executive and legislative measures will increase the success of the process, especially that period that will remove the zeros will take more than two years).
The parliamentary Finance Committee confirmed that the central bank, according to the official correspondences year begins procedures deleting three zeros from the local currency, saying that it would lead to the development of cash transactions and international economic.
So criticized by the Economic Commission Deputy Qusay Fri Abadi, working five-year plan developed by the state and scheduled expire in early 2014 and describing it as ô ink on paper Ebadi said in a statement that the five-year plan established by the State in order to support the investment process and reduce dependence on oil imports and diversify the budget did not show features clearly so far, noting ô Iraq's dependence on the oil sector and the absence of any diversity in the resources the state budget and added five-year plan just ink on paper without any clear results on the economy of the country, calling for the formation of an economic research and study five-year plan that will be developed for the years next. He must be a real five-year plan and develop a strategic policy for the country under the supervision of experts and economists in systematic programs accurately to activate economic sectors agriculture, industry and provide jobs for the labor and increase the resources of the budget.
Iraqi provincial elections will not change the equation
17-04-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
After a few days the Iraqi provincial elections will be held to choose local governments, amid worsening conflicts, and the exchange of accusations between the rival powers, make it impossible to optimism that the political climate will be different from dusty dirt airspace, next Saturday, when the elections are held according to a meteorological report.
According spotted Qabas procedures accompanied the preparations, and took out of the circumstances and forgery charges, and purchase of receivables, and spend a lot of money by the key players, it is clear that the elections will not change much of the political equation.
Factor sectarian, which was less severe and ferocity in the previous elections, is becoming more influential and control the course of the current election, but that retrenchment sectarian and the accompanying conflict that threatens the unity of Iraq is the first danger next, and because it controls the conduct of these elections, the religious forces and tribal sectarianism, which has been controlled power for the past ten years, will continue to be the dominant political scene, and will not affect this result simple variables.
If the past few years revealed corruption of officials belonging to these forces, what were the current preparations for the elections confirms that it did not have much impact on the influence of those parties, which has restored its reputation with money and influence, and new faces are Tina and paste themselves.
In the atmosphere of bomb challenge between Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his opponents, revealed preparations indifference Maliki including directs him of charges of violating the Constitution, and insist on clinging to power, and walk according to his own convictions, and not according to the convictions of his associates. The elections to the Stock Exchange that the entire state in his hands, and Pat government uses all the capabilities, in order to win his movement, led by the Dawa Party, this election, and thus access to win a majority government in the parliamentary elections.
The local election results are almost foregone conclusion, contrary to expectations emergence streams and new governments, and will win a foregone conclusion for stream-Maliki and religious parties allied with him, for the reasons discussed, first and foremost factor sectarian, and the level of awareness of the low which affects the attitudes of some voters, and the use of seduction and bribery and personal benefits to gain votes, which means owned by the major parties, which have been sticking to power over the past ten years under U.S. Almazlten and Iran.
Accelerated pace of assassinations in Iraq with the approach of local elections
17-04-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Baghdad: Tim Arango
In the first Iraqi election since the withdrawal of U.S. troops, exposed Candidates year attacked and killed numbers than those who have fallen in recent campaigns, as worries in Washington about the political stability of Iraq and the portability of a democratic system invested when the United States strongly over the years of war and diplomacy of the application.
And assassinated at least 15 candidates, all of them Sunnis - some of them apparently by political opponents, and others by armed extremists. Many others have been injured or kidnapped or had received threatening text messages or phone calls asking them to withdraw from the electoral race. And hit two schools in Hilla were polling were used Kmoukaa homemade bomb explosions; No one was killed, but the bombings an indication that the rebels may be planning to attack voters also not candidates only. Soon, security officials announced in Hilla, a state of emergency, and said they have information that the militants were preparing to target more polling sites in the area.
Says Hamid Fadhil, a professor of political science at Baghdad University, said that «the killing of candidates means broadcast feelings of fear. For this, I believe that this will affect voter turnout, because I do not think that people will want to take the risk of their lives again.
Policy has always overlapped with the violence in Iraq, where was always hampered promised democratization sectarian and tribal conflict and ideological. But this election cycle proves being bloodier than any of the two previous two draws two Iraqis go to the polls, in 2010 for the parliamentary elections in 2009, for the local elections, according to Ghazi Zobaie, an official at the Independent High Electoral, which oversees elections in Iraq. A few days ago manifested itself in mourning rituals banquet of sweet tea and piles of rice and lamb thigh object in the house in Baghdad where he was staying when Salah al-Obeidi, a prominent lawyer, died a gunshot wound in his office. Obeidi, 48, a Sunni candidate and a legal adviser to Iyad Allawi, a secular Shiite who heads the Iraqi List, the cluster that is the vast majority of the members of the year and which won a majority of seats in parliamentary elections in 2010. Hosam said Jassim, a friend of al-Obeidi: «because he is a Sunni, no one will care about. He said he probably will not solve the mystery of the murder at all, he said, adding that he believed that the gunmen who carried out the murder loyal to the government, which is dominated by Shiites.
Often Obeidi was carrying a gun, but he left at his home on the day he was killed. A few days ago he had received a text message in which he said: «withdrew from the elections and unless we kill, as indicated by his son, adding that he hoped to be aware of his father's warning when he told him, saying« I do not think you need to participate in these elections. A very serious matter.
As elections approach, accelerate the pace of attacks apparently. Vmads last Saturday was a Sunni candidate driving north of Tikrit, when gunmen opened fire using pistols fitted with silencers, dead Ardoh, according to officials. And Sunday in Baquba, capital of Diyala province, killing a star-Harbi, a member of the local council, which was locked in a race for re-election, in an ambush included a roadside bomb and gunmen hiding. In the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, killing six candidates, either shot or homemade explosives, while six others escaped assassination attempts.
He says Rahim al-Shammari, spokesman for the Iraqi List: «blame on the security forces because of its failure to protect our candidates. Despite repeated targeting, we have not seen any preventive measures taken to curb attacks. Experts say Iraqi officials and that in addition to political rivals who thought they were behind some of the assassinations, there is a belief that al-Qaeda is responsible for the other attacks.
However, the campaign is moving forward by non-traditional means embody Iraqi politics. In Fallujah, some of the candidates tended to hex, locals say she practiced a kind of magic, to improve their chances of being able to contest the election race. The woman said, which stated that her mother Razak, she has provided advice to the candidates who asked her mantra to help them win. It adds «tell them that they will win, but they need to work hard. They Atnni they if they win, they will pay me the cost of travel to perform Hajj or will buy me a house.
Others decided to stay away from the policy arena. Muhammad withdrew ruled, a political science professor of Anbar, from the list of candidates after receiving a threat. He says: «I do not want to be the next victim.
EU condemns terroist attacks in Iraq
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 01:15
Follow-up (AIN) –The European Union condemned the series of bombings that has gripped Iraq on Monday and ripped the lives of dozens of civilians.
The senior coordinator of security and foreign policy of the European Union Catherine Ashton said in a statement on Tuesday that "The EU condemns in the strongest terms the series of attacks in a number of Iraqi cities, killing dozens of people and left many others wounded."
She added that "The EU also condemns the recent wave of violence targeting local politicians and candidates for the upcoming provincial elections," stressing that "The electoral violence is unacceptable."
She also added that "We remain confident that the Iraqi people will remain steadfast in rejecting attempts to undermine Iraq's transition to democracy and lasting stability." /End/
Iranian Kurdish Groups Ignore PJAK’s Call for Talks
by RUDAW 3 hours ago
By SAKAR ABDULLAZADA
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – A call by the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK) to resolve differences received a frosty reception by Kurdish groups in Iran, which deny the militants’ claim of representing Iranian Kurds.
PJAK is regarded as an offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which is headquartered in the Qandil Mountains of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan Region, and whose leader has been jailed in Turkey since being captured in 1999.
“The time has come for the Iranian Kurdish parties to meet and discuss solutions,” PJAK official Rezan Jawid said before hundreds of party supporters at Qandil on the recent occasion of the group’s 10th anniversary.
“In order to make this happen, we will commit to fulfill our responsibilities,” said Jawid, whose party in 2011 announced a unilateral ceasefire in its fight against the Iranian government for greater rights for Iran’s large minority Kurds.
None of the Iranian Kurdish parties responded directly to PJAK’s call, casting doubt instead on the group’s right to speak on behalf of Iranian Kurds.
“Such a message shouldn’t come from a group like PJAK. The Iranian Kurdish parties have already been discussing this matter,” said Kamal Karimi, an official from the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI).
“The call from PJAK will not achieve its goal, because the party cannot play an effective role due to its unpopularity in Iranian Kurdistan,” claimed Najmadin Gulparwar, a spokesman for the Kurdistan Labor and Revolutionary Party of Iran.
Ahmad Salhi, an official from the Iranian Kurdish Communist Party (KOMALA) which attended the anniversary celebrations at Qandil, told Rudaw that, “Jawid’s message cannot create a new environment for dialogue and will not be able to gather the Iranian Kurdish groups around negotiations.”
“KDPI and KOMALA would only consider working with PJAK if it officially denies it is an Iranian Kurdish group,” said Bahroz Ardallan, a leader of the Kurdistan Struggle Party of Iran.
Ten Years After the War, Where is Iraq Headed?
by Hiwa Osman 4 hours ago
Much has been written about the 10th anniversary of the Iraq war, the US-led invasion, the liberation from Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship, and the reconstruction and rebuilding of the nation.
Most of the debate still centers around a specific event: The war, and its aftermath. The discussion still revolves around the question of whether the war was right or wrong, whether international engagement was justified, and whether or not Iraq is a better place without Saddam.
It goes without saying that Iraq is definitely better without Saddam. The massacres in neighboring Syria at the hands of Bashar al-Assad’s Baath regime are a stark reminder of life under Saddam.
What the debate over the war has not questioned so far is whether or not Iraq is a viable country for its people. The past century has proven that Iraq is not a country that can be at peace with itself, its people and its neighbors. The people of Iraq could not work together. Their relationship has always been a zero-sum game: When one was strong the other was weak; when one was secure the other was not; when one was prosperous the other was poor.
The past ten years proved that words alone cannot make Iraq a better place. The past decade has shown that, with or without Saddam, Iraq is a failed state. The people who make Iraq are unable to work together. Hence, no single person is able to rule Iraq or hold it together.
What Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is doing today has been tried and tested, and failed in the past. What Massoud Barzani, president of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan Region, is doing also has been tried and tested, and shown to be a failure. Likewise, what the Sunnis are trying to do today has been tried by the Shiites before, and has failed too.
Ten years ago, nobody would have imagined that Iraq would rank as one of the top countries in corruption. Few would have imagined that Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch would write such damming reports about the state of human rights in the country. Nobody would have imagined that the country’s security apparatus still lacks basic necessities; the army is still preoccupied with providing internal security.
As things stand, each of Iraq’s three components has a different interpretation of what its Iraq should look like. One is looking East for an answer, the other is looking West and the third is looking to the past. None appears to convince the other two of its vision for the future.
The tenth anniversary of the war should be an opportunity for all Iraqis to reflect on their state, and seriously try and change the course of where each component is heading.
Hiwa Osman is a media development specialist based in Erbil.
Kurd MP: Peshmerga's salaries is one of the problems between the center and the region.
BAGHDAD / NINA / A member of the Kurdistan Alliance, Adel Berwari confirmed that the problem of the salaries of the Peshmerga is one of the files on the table of dialogue between the center and the region, which the Kurdistan Alliance is still calling for the federal government to find a solution to it.
He explained in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "The position of the Kurdistan is clear and obvious, on the problem of the salaries of the Peshmerga, which is one of the important files that must be resolved through ongoing dialogues with the federal government," adding: "the need to resolve this file by the federal government, which as a whole will not be a burden on the state budget. "
He added: "The Peshmerga are protecting the Kurdistan region in all cases, whether they are paid or not, and this is their voluntarily national duty for decades, but they also have families and they must provide a decent life for themselves and their families."
He pointed out: "The Peshmerga participated in the liberation of Iraq from the former regime and provided many victims, among the victims are Barzani family members, and today they share their brothers in the armed forces in all the provinces, and still protect the House of Representatives and Muthanna airport along with fellow members of the military and the police, as they are one of the main reasons for providing security in the disputed areas along with members of the armed forces and under the supervision of the United Nations. "
Berwari stressed: "the federal government should respond to this demand, especially the Peshmerga is Iraqi forces struggled for decades and fought oppressive regimes, not strange forces came from outside Iraq."