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    " The Daily Dinar " ..........TUESDAY, 4 June 2013

    A recent meeting between Maliki and Najafi to activate the home-Hakim reconciliation
    04-06-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Baghdad: Al-Sharq Al-Awsat
    Still different reactions to the meeting between Iraqi leaders last Saturday at the home of Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council, which interact in various political and popular circles with a particular focus on reconciliation that took place between al-Maliki and Prime Ministers of Parliament Osama Najafi. As Iraqis hope the good of this meeting, which has helped it is the calm enjoyed by the Iraqi street, about four days ago, where you do not get any incidents of explosions and violence is referred to as the stigmatized.
    In this context, member of the Iraqi parliament on the mass of the Islamic Supreme Council Furat al-Shara told «Middle East» that «there are efforts underway both within the Supreme Council, which sponsored the meeting, or between the political blocs in order to start phase of dialogue through bilateral meetings and triple to put the word into practice honor ». He said al-Shara: «we have found that the word of honor is more important than all that can be signed now charters and agreements, where we find an urgent need now because we move to the stage of research problems and differences through a new situation and a new awareness is based on the participation of everyone after realizing Everyone can not be a party alone to achieve what he wants.
    Shara revealed that «the most important in that there is a meeting will bring together Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and parliament speaker Osama al-Nujaifi to discuss the disputed issues between the legislative and executive branches which will have a positive impact on the level of the work of the parties at the resumption of parliamentary sessions.
    Meanwhile denied united coalition led by Osama Najafi, the possibility of the return of his ministers to the government. The coalition said in a statement, said that «the statements made by some of the parties and announced the existence of negotiations for the return of the minister does not have health», indicating that «this news is accurate nor her health and comes in the context of jamming on the attitudes and decisions. The statement pointed out that «the resignation of ministers came to protest the government's approach exclusionary, and neglected to respond to the calls of the protesters who are still demanding their legitimate rights, and the use of excessive force against them», adding that «did not happen until today any change on the ground so that a decision is made to reverse resign and return to the government.
    The coalition in a statement that «the presence of leaders of the (united) to meet leaders of the blocks came as a message to reassure the street and desire بحلحلة things and not to hinder any effort to end the crisis suffocating plaguing the country today», stressing that «in case of any practical progress significantly in the context of reform required to meet the aspirations of our people and our fans فسنتخذ appropriate step it certainly is.


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    Barzani: the current negotiations a last chance to deal with Baghdad
    04-06-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Erbil: «Middle East»
    Warned Massoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan region of Iraq, the region will look for 'another form of relations with Baghdad in the event of failure of the current round of talks between them and Erbil. He said Barzani, who had previously hinted to the option of full independence, if the current round of talks, which began about a month ago is the «last chance» to settle the differences between the two sides on a number of files, including the disputed areas and contracts for the region's oil with foreign companies and the region's share of Iraq's budget and the allocation of forces Kurdish Peshmerga.
    Barzani said in remarks told Reuters that «there are softening their stance (the federal government), but virtually no progress was made. He said «either will reach an agreement (...) and either we'll have to think about a new form of relations between the region and Baghdad, refusing to give further details. Barzani has defended the option 'Kurdish state', she said «the goal of all Kurds and their right». He added: «I think it's the ultimate solution.
    Barzani also stressed his determination to move forward in strengthening relations with Turkey, especially in the economic field, which is opposed by Baghdad and Washington is concerned that fear that this cooperation will lead to the dismantling of Iraq. Barzani said: «two sides (Turkey and the region) are determined to make further progress at the level of these relations. When you have the oil, the oil finds its own way. Asked whether he was concerned the presence of thousands of PKK fighters retreating in the Kurdistan region under a peace agreement with Ankara, Barzani said: 'Do not worry. We then expect the problem to return to their homes.


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    Today: UNSC to examine Iraq*, Kuwait progress toward CH VII obligations in preparation for June meeting
    Posted: June 4, 2013 in Iraqi Dinar/Politics
    Tags: chapter seven, Chapter VII, Free Syrian Army, International Committee of the Red Cross, Iraq, Iraq*Kuwait, kuwait, Syria, United Nation, United Nations Security Council

    UNemblemUNSC to examine Iraq*Kuwait issues, Syrian crisis
    04/06/2013 | 09:40 AM | World News
    UNITED NATIONS, June 4 (KUNA) ** Security Council members are scheduled to be briefed at a session later on Tuesday about “progress Iraq made in its Chapter VII obligations” towards Kuwait as well as other crucial issues on the international stage.

    Assistant Secretary *General for Political Affairs Oscar Fernandez* Taranco is charged with addressing the briefing, due to tackle in addition to the Kuwait* Iraq topics, the proposed Geneva II Conference on Syria, the situation in Mali and the wider Sahel, diplomats said.

    The “Horizon* scanning” briefings are initiated by the UK, the current Council President for the month of June. (Note: UK is in charge of monitoring Iraq-Kuwait progress).

    Fernandez *Taranco will tell the Council that the Iraq* Kuwait Boundary Maintenance Project concluded its work in March, and that Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari announced on May 30 that Iraq and Kuwait had signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the maintenance of border signs, and agreed to form a joint committee to handle other related issues. Last month, the Council authorized the compensation of Iraqi citizens who had to be relocated, by agreeing to the transfer of compensation funds from the UN to the Iraqi government.

    The Council is also scheduled to discuss the mandate of the High*Level Coordinator on Iraq* Kuwait missing persons and property Gennady Tarasov who took another UN job at the end of last December.

    Diplomats said Kuwait wrote letters to the Council President and Secretary*General Ban Ki*moon last week, indicating that it agreed “in principle” to having Tarasov’s mandate folded into the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

    Today’s Council deliberations are in preparation for the consultations on Iraq *Kuwait issues scheduled for later this month when the Council is due to endorse Kuwait’s request, diplomats said.

    Unrelated Issues UNSC will Address (Non Iraq)
    Fernandez* Taranco is also expected to brief the Council on the preparations underway by the US, Russia and Joint Special Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, who will meet tomorrow Wednesday in Geneva, on the proposed Geneva II Conference which has now been postponed till July to map out a political transition in Syria.

    The Council will also hear a briefing about the humanitarian situation in Al*Qusayr, a contested town located
    close to the Syrian* Lebanese border, and the need to protect its civilians and to evacuate its wounded.

    Al*Qusayr, located on a route linking central and northern Syria, has witnessed bitter fighting between troops of
    Bahsar Al*Assad regime and opposition groups. Thousands of civilians have fled the town to safer areas but many others have remained inside it, are struggling to survive amid recurring bombardment with diminishing
    resources of necessities.

    In a related matter, The Free Syrian Army sent a letter to the Security Council President late Monday to
    complain that the siege of Al*Qusayr is being tightened, as the Iranian*backed Hezbollah forces continue to pour
    across the Syrian*Lebanese border, and that the town’s 40,000 civilians remain trapped without food, water or medicine.
    “We call for immediate delivery of humanitarian aid to Al*Qusayr in line with the request of the UN agencies and
    the International Committee of the Red Cross. We pledge our readiness to help ensuring safe passage of
    humanitarian aid, and call upon the UN to pressure the Assad regime to halt its relentless assaults” on the town, Major General Salim Idriss of the Free Syrian Army said in his letter. He also complained that Hezbollah is
    “expanding its invasion” of Syria and is now present in “significant numbers” in the northern city of Aleppo as
    well as in areas east and west of Damascus. “We fear that the illegal involvement of this sectarian militia will
    destabilize the region. We request that the Security Council take firm action against their aggression. We
    demand that international pressure be exerted on the Lebanese government to enact measures to remove
    Hezbollah forces from Syrian territory lest we will be forced to turn our fight against the criminal Assad regime
    into an extended cross*border conflict,” he warned.


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    Report shows Iraqi private banks profit; Government banks hold 91% of deposits but report loss
    Posted: June 4, 2013 in Iraqi Dinar/Politics
    Tags: Baghdad, Central Bank Iraq, International Monetary Fund, Iraq, Iraqi dinar, List of banks in Iraq, middle east, World Bank

    Global financial institution: banks Iraq government powerless with it acquires 91% of filings

    06/03/2013 19:02

    Range Press / Baghdad
    Revealed Foundation Singaporean money management, said Monday that the five private banks in Iraq has achieved total profit than the 207 percent during the past three two, while expected to continue that sector profitability and growth in capital over the next decade, despite the difficult business in Iraq, called Iraqi banks because “overcome some of the challenges” to continue its increasing growth. “

    Foundation said Sansar Sansar Singapore Capital Management, which is “the biggest investor” in Iraq, in its report, reported on (Global Finance) of the Economic News, today, and seen (long-Presse) on it, “The top five banks, non-governmental organizations in Iraq reaped through period from 2010 to 2012, doubled its profits to 207 percent thanks to strong economic growth of the country with the increase in the demand for bank credit, “pointing out that such” private banks, is north of Baghdad, the Middle East Iraqi investment, Kurdistan International Bank (Islamic bank) and Dar es Salaam Investment, which owns the British HSBC investment company 70 percent of its shares. “

    She Sansar, in its report, that with “the growth of oil production, also increased the growth rate of the gross domestic product of Iraq GDP”, indicating that “the IMF is expected to increase the growth rate of nine percent during the year 2013 the current, having been increased by 8.4 percent in past the year 2012. “

    According to the Foundation in its report that in exchange for that growth, “the government banks seven in Iraq accounts for 91 percent of deposits,” afterthought “but suffered disability because of bad loans granted by, as has been restructured largest banks government in the country and are Rafidain and Rasheed, with the assistance from the World Bank. “

    The report quoted the Director General of the Foundation Sansar Singapore, Sanji موتواني, saying that “GDP growth for Iraq and the revenues of the banking sector are going parallel to the improved security situation,” but he assured that “rates of violence in Chicago than rates Iraqi regard to crimes of murder everyday.”

    The report also said that despite the “survival of Iraq as a place difficult to do business, the banking sector future over the next decade to make profits and growth in the capital,” noting that “based on the information the World Bank appropriations local in Iraq accounted for nine percent of all the growth rate of its output, compared to 55 percent in the other countries of the Middle East and North Africa, and more than 80 percent of Iraqis do not have bank accounts, and there are ATMs and one ATM for every 100 thousand Iraqis. “

    It concluded Foundation Sansar Singapore, that “there is a negative relationship between the cumulative value of speculative rates and increase the value of traditional, such as those related to economic growth and returns as equal,” and attributed this to “double the efficiency of the market, for reasons of lack companies to analyze the economic basis”, however, had this ” things are expected to go away. “

    Stressed institution on the need to “overcome Iraqi banks some of the challenges to continue their growth increasing,” and that these “challenges by deposits, which is spotty and uneven,” explaining that “the government projects are prohibited from developing ايداعاتها in private banks,” according to the website (Global Finance) always.

    It is noteworthy that the Association of private banks in Iraq, reported in (the fourth of January 2013), the number of private banks in Iraq reached 32 banks in two decades, in addition to increasing the number of branches in Iraq to more than 500 branches and assets of these banks amounted to more than 12 trillion Iraqi dinars, as the volume of deposits in which eight trillion dinars, and arrived credit cash in which a total of three trillion and six billion dinars, while reached the capital of these banks and their reserves to three trillion and three billion Iraqi dinars, and that the total profits of these banks exceeded 477 billion dinars.

    The study estimated that the local banks’ capital amounted to government until the end of October of the previous year 2012, a total of 754 billion dinars, compared with more than four billion dinars for private banks, and investment balances in banks operating in Iraq recorded until 31.10.2012, an amount approximately six billion dinars (5.947), and the share of government banks, including 4.929 billion dinars, compared with 1.018 billion dinars for private banks.
    The bankers and economies, Iraqis carried in the (15 May 2013), the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Iraq responsible for the decline and the reality of domestic private banks, while the latter accused of encouraging Arab and Iranian banks at the expense of Iraq.

    The International Monetary Fund said in a report issued in (the 21 of March 2013), after the end of consultations in the Jordanian capital Amman, between a delegation from the Fund and an Iraqi delegation headed by the Minister of Planning Ali Shukri, and seen by (the long-Presse), that the improvement occurred in the financial sector , but he stressed that he still needs a “greater efforts by the central bank in the revision of monetary policy tools and strengthen banking supervision, and to accelerate the restructuring of the banking system.”

    The International Monetary Fund called the Iraqi Central Bank to take measures to gradually towards the liberalization of foreign exchange through auctions held by the Bank so as not to repeat disorders suffered by the financial market in the past year.

    UNFPA emphasized that “the establishment of a banking system nationalist requires abandoning the current model, which is controlled in which weak banks owned by the state, which enjoys preferential treatment apart from private banks,” calling on Iraq to do to strengthen its institutions, public finance to ensure efficiency and transparency in the use of oil revenues. “


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    Member of the Iraqi Oil Committee calls to speed up approving Oil & Gas Law (HCL) before the end of the current parliament term
    Posted: June 4, 2013 in Iraqi Dinar/Politics
    Tags: Baghdad, Business, Energy, HCL, Iraqi people, Kurdistan Regional government, Law, Oil & Gas Law, Oil and Gas

    Tuesday, 04 June 2013 12:17 | | |

    Baghdad (AIN) -Deputy chief of the parliament Oil & Energy Committee, Ali al-Fayadh, called to expedite ratification of the Oil & Gas Law before the end of the current parliament term.

    The Oil & Gas law is one of the pending issues especially between the central government and Kurdistan Regional government where this law regulates the running of the oil resources and administration of its revenues and the contracting with foreign companies.

    Fayadh stated to AIN “The ratification of this law will protect the national production of oil and safeguard the citizens’ rights as well as reassuring the foreign companies and attract them to invest in this vital sector through founding laws that maintain these companies’ rights along with ensuring fair distribution for the state resources among the Iraqi people.”


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    Kuwait government to submit copy of Iraq/Kuwait memorandum with United Nations
    Posted: June 4, 2013 in Iraqi Dinar/Politics
    Tags: Al-Khalid tank, Hoshyar Zebari, Iraq, kuwait, Memorandum of understanding, United Nation, United Nations Security Council, United Nations Security Council resolution

    The Kuwaiti government assigned the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to prepare a memo to file the border with Iraq
    Tuesday, 04 June / June 2013 10:29 | : Ambassador News Agency | | |

    Commissioned Kuwaiti Council of Ministers and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs completed the necessary practical measures to the memorandum of understanding between Kuwait and Iraq on arrangements for the maintenance of the physical process of the border between the two countries.

    The mandate of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs under Security Council Resolution No. 833/93 on the demarcation of the border between the two countries targeting a memorandum of understanding to install and maintain stent border and ensure the inviolability of international borders contained in UN Security Council Resolution 833 and the formation of a bilateral committee joint technical assume lose marks on an annual basis, maintenance and repair and maintain them.

    And recommended that the Council of Ministers and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait deposit a copy of the Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations in accordance with Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations.

    The Kuwaiti Council of Ministers briefed yesterday on the presentation by the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid dealt with the results of the visit, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari of the country last week, in addition to briefing the Council of Ministers to the conclusion of the recommendations of the UN Committee on the demarcation of the boundary between the State of Kuwait and the Republic Iraq regarding the necessary procedures for the maintenance of border markers between them.


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    Maliki receives call from Kuwait PM; Discuss common interests
    Posted: June 4, 2013 in Iraqi Dinar/Politics
    Tags: Baghdad, Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, kuwait, Kuwaiti, List of Prime Ministers of Kuwait, Maliki, Nouri al-Maliki, Prime Minister of Iraq

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    Maliki looking in a telephone conversation with his Kuwaiti counterpart issues of mutual interest
    Monday, 03 June / June 2013 19:25 | : Ambassador News Agency | | |

    {Baghdad Ambassador: News}

    Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, in a telephone conversation on Monday, with the Prime Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, issues of common interest.

    According to a statement to the Kuwaiti government: Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah made ​​a telephone call with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

    The statement added: The two sides discussed the views and issues of common interest between the two countries.


    Maliki receives a phone call from his Kuwaiti counterpart
    04/06/2013 11:47:00
    Baghdad / NINA / Prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki received a phone call from his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.

    An informed source said that they discussed issues of common concern


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    Maliki-Nijaifi's last meeting chance for politicians to prove their patriotism
    Tuesday, 04 June 2013 10:28 | PDF | Print | E-mail

    Baghdad (AIN) -MP Karim Elewi of the Iraqi National Alliance called all the political sides to earnestly act to bridge the gap they enlarged between them and the people due to their disputes.

    Elewi said in a statement received by AIN on Tuesday "The last meeting of the Premier, Nouri al-Maliki with the parliament Speaker, Osama al-Nijaifi is a chance for the politicians to prove their patriotism, and this step must be followed by other positive steps by all sides to agree on enacting laws that build the state."

    Elewi stressed the need to "legislate laws pertaining to the ministries and the law drafts related to the financial and administrative corruption to enhance the rule of law and eliminate the corruption at the state departments."


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    Allawi criticizes Iraqi government's marginalization for partners
    Tuesday, 04 June 2013 13:35

    Baghdad (AIN) -Head of the Iraqiya Slate, Ayad Allawi confirmed "The strength of the state lies in ensuring partnership rather than adopting marginalization."

    Allawi said in his Twitter page "The strength of the state cannot be achieved through following marginalization, exclusion and manipulation of power, but it is achieved through enhancing the partnership principle."

    Allawi did not attend the symbolic meeting that was held on last Saturday at office of the head of the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council, Ammar al-Hakim where it witnessed participation of top officials such as the Premier, Nouri al-Maliki and parliament Speaker, Osama al-Nijaifi who shook hands after a cutout of relations lasted for several months.


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    SLC MP expects other meetings between Maliki and Nijaifi in period ahead
    Tuesday, 04 June 2013 10:47 | PDF | Print | E-mail

    Baghdad (AIN) -MP Hadi al-Yasiri of the State of Law Coalition (SLC) expected the political arena will witness a breakthrough on the governmental and the parliamentary levels following the last meeting between the Premier, Nour al-Maliki and the parliament Speaker, Osama al-Nijaifi.

    Maliki and Nijaifi shook hands during the symbolic meeting held on last Saturday at office of Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council after a cutout of relations lasted for several months.

    Yasiri told All Iraq News Agency (AIN) on Tuesday "We are optimistic to this meeting and we expect several meetings will be held between the two sides in the period ahead," noting "The meeting will be followed by positive steps and other dialogues in the coming period."


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