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    " The Daily Dinar " ..........MONDAY, 01 July 2013

    Kurdish MP reveals deal between CG, Kurdistan Region over Oil& Gas law draft

    Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) MP, Mahdi Hachi, of the Kurdistani Democratic Party headed by the President of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, revealed a deal between the Central Government and Kurdistan Region over the final draft of the Oil and Gas law.

    Speaking to Iraqi News (IraqiNews.com), he said “The Oil and Gas law draft is in its final steps and there is a suggestion presented since 2007 and another since 2010 where the two sides, during the meeting between Barzani and the Premier, Nouri al-Maliki, have shown a primary agreement over this draft.”

    “The joint committees have reached a final draft for this law to endorse it at the parliament,” he concluded.

    http://www.iraqinews.com/baghdad-pol...#ixzz2XkqrfQjK



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    Part 1 Millionday Discussion

    [millionday] Drew an economist that the role and performance of government and private banks is still limited despite the existence of 53 banks in Iraq between government and civil pointing out that Iraq was until recently considered an important source of export competencies banking good to the world.

    Said Dr.. Majid picture for "morning" that international banks operating standards and specifications agreed international while we find our banks are looking to the government to recruit money stressing that he will not be the banks a clear role and moving without the development of the private sector,

    pointing out that the banks two branches of public and private still without ambition They have not seen any development in the working principles is able to determine their goals because they rely on government funds.
    ...

    [millionday] now they were told yesterday to activate the economic laws ect so this may be and i am sure they are worried about getting funds -- bring them on -- but this is taking a minute i think

    [ROBINREDHED] ok this goes w my question so im gonna ask it u ready?

    [millionday] yes ready my friend

    [ROBINREDHED] i found this from kap

    [ROBINREDHED] 6-30-2013 Kaperoni: Article and Quote: “A joint committee to browning Training Center Act monetary and banking” “economic joint committee with the parliamentary process to provide a final report on the draft law center monetary and banking training next week.”

    If we go back and look a week or so ago, this law was in Parliament. This is very important law that needs to be passed so they can educate the banks, employees, etc on the standards, and requirements pertaining to international banking activities, products and services. IMO, this law is a must before anything will happen with the rate/IMF Article VIII.

    [ROBINREDHED] opinion ?

    [millionday] the bis is what is the most important and imo -- or through research we have seen training for a long time and they even have a go to bank and committees to answer questions and not only have the regulations been sent out by media -- data -- but they have gone out as well by paper

    [ROBINREDHED] thanks, ok carry on

    [millionday] i know that they have a huge building that is just for training and they have made one bank the answer bank so to speak -- the thing is that all the regulations have been put in place and they have also tested the float at 2% through businesses about two months ago and it was a success

    [faith1] Sager,,, did you get any answers about the agreement with the IMF, signed on June 4... ???

    [millionday] the banking reform is set and also is to a condition that allows citibank ect to connect their data system to each other ect -- now what we need is the rate of exchange

    [lorijeanmarshall] Plus the CBI said that they would address problems etc as they came up and formed the committee for guidance etc with the new banking.

    [Sager] faith1 not yet... something we can ask millionday

    [millionday] great point right and on a daily check --- they were concerned with problems getting out of hand and have put some in place to monitor it daily so that does not occur Sager ask me what hun?

    Sager] millionday wanted to know when you can post the link for the imf 30 day deadline to have 1 single currency (iqd) I think many of us are looking forward to seeing this

    [Sager] millionday I really think that this deadline is huge... would you agree?

    millionday] oh good grief i forgot to bring it in -- let me find it again ect --- i will post it -- the problem was that it is part of a huge report so let me find it

    [Melba] june 4th to july 3rd

    [Sager] millionday awesome thank you so much

    [lorijeanmarshall] millionday I know EVERYONE would greatly appreciate that

    [Sager] if you post the link that's all that's needed

    [millionday] i understand i have been talking about it long enough lol

    [Sager] millionday lol all good

    [millionday] it is true so dont feel as though i am loading you with carp

    [millionday] i just have been very busy getting ready for the trip and have also been researching working two jobs so i have been forgotten some things but not too bad lol i hope smile

    [Sager] millionday can you share with us the relevance of this 30 day deadline?

    [millionday] brb with more yes this is thing to me they have printed the lower denoms right? now follow me for sec

    [Sager] k

    [millionday] if the only currency they can use is dinar -- without them changing to the lower denoms -- they dont have enough to support all they have they have to and it is a part of a huge agreement

    [Sager] so you're saying they have to change to lower denoms... and if they only use iqd, then lower denoms won't cut it, unless you change the rate... sounds about right?

    millionday] lower denoms will cut it is what i am saying but the way it is will not

    [Sager] millionday in relation to the current rate you mean, right?

    [millionday] yessmile brb with more

    Dancing Queen] millionday Is the 30 day IMF deadline the strongest evidence that makes you believe the raising of the rate is imminent? Or is there another stronger piece of news/evidence as well?

    [Relivfreedom] So basically the dinar has to go up in order for the lower denoms to be utilized the way they were intended, so you don't need a wheel barrel to hold enough dinar to buy something that is expensive

    [ROBINREDHED] Relivfreedom correct

    [Relivfreedom] Thank you. This is good!

    [millionday] announced the Finance Committee parliamentary quest to activate the system of tariffs, especially after increasing the flow of goods and materials to Iraq, and damaged realities of industrial and agricultural result,

    indicating that the cost of implementation of the program tariff is estimated at one billion dollars. said committee member Rep. Dr. Magda Abdel-Latif al-Tamimi's "Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network,"

    that the committee had previously hosted the Director General of Customs, which confirmed the presence of many of the problems facing the Directorate's work, especially its lack of storage facilities for materials,

    and lack of modern technology, as well as the lack of staffing in the body , which amounts to 3000 employees, noting that the customs work requires to be electronically, and

    [Mangorancher] my bet is if it doesn't rv tomorrow we should see it before Ramadan (July 8th) either way I can wait....

    [scarby] I for one am looking to see if the IMF agreement holds without any revisions. I think we are in a great window of opportunity

    [millionday] takes into account writing the name and the type of material and symbol and its entry into Iraq, this work requires staff skilled in the computer.

    showed Tamimi said Director complained of significant costs for materials coming from abroad and that are harmful to health, as well as violating the specification,

    pointing to its Committee proceeded to the inquiry on the subject of tariffs, and the possibility of the House vote to be applied, at the time expressed Directorate lack of ability to apply the law,

    noting that the Director General of the Commission assured the Committee that his Directorate need a billion dollars to implement this system in Iraq.

    [scarby] [millionday] will they officially open the budget now that they are out of chapter 7?

    [millionday] oh yes they will for their own needs of course and agreements they have made

    [lorijeanmarshall] millionday Would the appropriate time to open the Budget be July1st?

    [millionday] oh yes a very appropriate time actually due to contracts

    [lorijeanmarshall] millionday hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    [millionday] considers a member of the Finance Committee that the process of providing one billion dollars is easy in front of a loss the country billions due to import of materials poor, in addition to all neighboring countries operate this system except Iraq,

    which make it an open market for all these countries, thus draining its resources, and get waste of public money because of it, after forcing the country buy materials in hard currency against the supply of inferior materials quality.

    explained Tamimi said industry and agriculture Iraqi Tatlta because of this issue because of the cheap products coming from China and a large number of other countries, telltale that we would set aside one billion dollars for the application tariff and solve all economic problems, the biggest winner is Iraq at the end.

    [millionday] lorijeanmarshall smile see the currency is not enough and will wipe them out if the rate is not a competitive rate

    [scarby] So tomorrow could be a very important day for Iraq also.

    millionday] currency is a product and it is used ect -- so it has to have a competitive price

    [scarby] It would have to be close to Kuwait to be competitive wouldn't it?

    [millionday] was a member of the Committee of Economy and Investment Abdul Hussein Rissan Husseini said that the head of the General Administration of Customs, Ministry of Finance promised the Commission in one of the previous meetings with her ​​that he will be the completion of a sophisticated system of tariffs Adapted from the UAE .

    said Husseini's "Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network," that this law will be implemented over the next year, according to Director General of the Commission, pointing out that he had asked this time period to be completed all the requirements of the success of the new system as an electronic system and needs time and customizations.

    [millionday] scarby yes that is my opinion too

    [millionday] cautioned Husseini that The Committee did not agree in time on this period, but at the same time not been able to impose its opinion again on the application of this law,

    on the grounds that the law taking space of time and claims were approved, but the government is voted to postpone it and wrote to the House proposal to postpone this law to a certain period, leaving the validity of determining the period to the Council of Ministers.

    counting economists on the importance of activating all the laws of economic protectionism with which to activate the realities of industrial and agricultural, arguing that most of those laws that should be activated are legally tariffs, and the protection of the product

    [millionday], arguing that Iraqi industry have fallen dramatically due to open borders wide open in front of the flow of various types of goods and commodities, which do not match the numerous times with the specifications of Iraq, which hurt the industry of Iraq,

    and contributed to widespread unemployment after the cessation of most industrial installations and Iraqi forced to lay off dozens of employees. shows Specialists need for legislation and approval and implementation of economic laws that can contribute to increasing the gross domestic product, especially it's enough to raise revenues the country's financial and

    [millionday] note -- so they are saying activate the tariff and the consumer protection but this makes no sense because the consumer protection has been activated in the last couple weeks -- i will find it in a bit [millionday] brb with more

    [millionday] Minister of Planning and Development Cooperation Minister of Finance Agency Ali Yousef Shukri that Iraq would emerge from Chapter VII will reflect positively on the economy of the country.

    said in a statement transmitted source told the National Iraqi Lanaba / Nina / "that Iraq would emerge from Chapter VII will be the impact and clear on economic growth The Iraqi dinar exchange rate against other currencies.

    [millionday] Minister of Planning and Development Cooperation Minister of Finance Agency Ali Yousef Shukri that Iraq would emerge from Chapter VII will reflect positively on the economy of the country.

    said in a statement transmitted source told the National Iraqi Lanaba / Nina / "that Iraq would emerge from Chapter VII will be the impact and clear on economic growth The Iraqi dinar exchange rate against other currencies.

    [millionday] Minister of Planning and Development Cooperation Minister of Finance Agency Ali Yousef Shukri that Iraq would emerge from Chapter VII will reflect positively on the economy of the country. said in a statement transmitted source told the National Iraqi Lanaba / Nina / "that Iraq would emerge from Chapter VII will be the impact and clear on economic growth The Iraqi dinar exchange rate against other currencies.

    [millionday] said Shukri: "Iraq will pass phase positive and good after coming out of Chapter VII, which allows Iraq to move in the international level." The UN Security Council voted last Thursday unanimously to exit Iraq from Chapter VII and the transition Chapter VI of the UN Charter.

    This decision came after being recommended by the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon to derail Iraq from Chapter VII of its commitment to the implementation of UN resolutions on the issue of Kuwait.

    Domino] millionday I need an interpretation on that repeated paragraph please

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    Part 2 Millionday Discussion

    [millionday] see understand the market as been closed and changes are data changes and they now are entering the international arena -- we have read multiple press releases before all of the controversy of saleh stating that it would return to the normal rate -- as in before the 90s when the rate was imposed for less then success

    millionday] Domino the minister of finance said that after they are released from chapter 7 they will be raising the rate of the dinar against all other foreign currencies

    [millionday] in other words -- all they are waiting on is the funds >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Said Dr.. Majid picture for "morning" that international banks operating standards and specifications agreed international while we find our banks are looking to the government to recruit money
    ...

    [millionday] here is about maliki trip ect

    [millionday] Asked Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki during his participation in the second forum of gas exporting countries, which will be held on Monday in the Russian capital Moscow, the opportunities to invest in Iraq areas of oil and gas, which confirmed that Iraq sought to increase its production and expand its industries of oil and the establishment of refineries and encourage companies to increase their investments in this areas.

    Maliki began yesterday a visit to Moscow two-day visit during which he will meet Russian officials, led by President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

    [millionday] A statement by the Prime Minister's Office received "morning," a copy of it on Sunday, that "al-Maliki will discuss during his meetings in Moscow to expand the horizons of cooperation between Iraq and Russia in all areas, as well as discuss the latest developments in the region and ways to strengthen security and stability."

    The statement noted that "al-Maliki and his accompanying delegation, which included the ministers of oil, industry and minerals and head of the National Investment Commission and a number of consultants, will participate in the second forum of gas exporting countries," explaining that

    "will meet with the heads of Russian companies big and businessmen participating in the forum, and will review the opportunities available for investment Iraq in the areas of oil and gas, energy and others, as will renew the call for Russian companies to take advantage of investment opportunities available in Iraq. "

    [millionday] smile bring in the big dogs this is why he went right away

    [millionday] The importance of the visit of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to Moscow, they came directly after the liberation of Iraq from the provisions of Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, and this international consensus in support of Iraq approaches its transition to a state in the industry contribution to international peace and security.

    Experts say the withdrawal of Iraq from Chapter VII in addition to international support will open doors in front of him wide in the orientations for the reconstruction and development of the country in various fields, particularly the oil and gas sectors,

    as Russia sold long experience in this field because of their potential of advanced and sophisticated, as well as on the work of the largest Russian companies in the development of the oil sector in Iraq.

    [millionday] open doors wide is good

    [millionday] As part of its activities in Moscow, met with Maliki, the prime LUKOIL Russian oil, as confirmed during the meeting that Iraq sought to increase its oil production and expand its industries of oil and the establishment of refineries and encourage companies to increase their investments in these areas, adding that "LUKOIL companies are reliable, which has respect for the government and the Ministry of Oil, "hello" the company's efforts to expand its investments in Iraq. "

    For his part, the President of the Russian company noted that it intends to double its investments in the field of extraction and petrochemical industries in Iraq.

    [millionday] double? this is a huge sign they are moving forward -- understand they are not waiting until it all crashes -- imo

    millionday] In addition, parliamentarians welcomed the efforts by the government to activate Iraq's foreign relations with other countries of the world, especially after the exit of the country from Chapter VII, which allows him to conclude more transactions, and the establishment of economic partnerships with major industrial countries.

    millionday] oh boy am i ready -- if you are -- give us an amen amen

    [millionday] activate Iraq's foreign relations with other countries of the world,

    [millionday] activate Iraq's foreign relations with other countries of the world,

    [millionday] activate Iraq's foreign relations with other countries of the world,

    [millionday] activate Iraq's foreign relations with other countries of the world,

    [millionday] amen

    [janiem] I want to see if I understand. So Maliki has gone to Russia to do business with a Russian oil company, which Iraq would not have been able to do while under chapter VII


    [millionday] right -- also derivatives ect – products to set up trade

    [janiem] what is derivatives?

    [ROBINREDHED] contracts whose value is derived from another asset, which can include stocks, bonds, currencies, interest rates, commodities, =derivatives

    [millionday] Kurdistan parliament voted to extend the mandate of the regional president Massoud Barzani until the year 2015, decided to extend his tenure until next November.

    The head of the Kurdish bloc in the parliament of the province Susan Shihab in a press statement on Sunday, "The parliament decided yesterday to extend his term until November 1 of this year, provided that the elections are the regional parliament on 21 September of this year,"

    pointing out that "Parliament also decided to extend the period of the presidency of the region's president, Massoud Barzani, for a period of two years may not be renewed,

    [millionday] robinredhed smile

    [millionday] and will be during this period amend the draft Constitution of the Kurdistan region. "and discussed the regional parliament during the session a proposal made ​​by the Kurdish bloc to extend the mandate of the President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani, until 2015, a non-renewable to make room in front of a national consensus to make amendments to the draft constitution of the region.

    The session witnessed intertwined hands after discussing the decision between MPs on the mass of "change" and the Kurdistan Alliance and the exposure of a deputy "change" for wounds.

    For his part, MP from the bloc "change" in the regional parliament rational proof, the extension of the mandate Barzani in violation of the rules of procedure of the Parliament of the province.

    millionday] The parliamentary Finance Committee announced its quest to activate the tariff system, especially after increasing the flow of goods and materials to Iraq, and damage to the industrial and agricultural caught because of it, indicating that the cost of the application of the tariff program is estimated at one billion dollars.

    A member of the Committee MP Magda Abdel-Latif al-Tamimi's "Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network," that the committee had previously hosted the Director General of Customs, which confirmed the presence of many of the problems facing the Directorate's work, especially its lack of storage facilities for materials, and lack of modern technology, as well as lack of staffing in the body,

    which amounts to 3000 employees, noting that the customs work requires to be electronically, and takes into account writing the name and the type of material and symbol and its entry into Iraq,

    [millionday] note -- we remember that meeting that was about the storage buildings

    [millionday] this work requires staff skilled in the computer. showed Tamimi said Director complained of significant costs for materials coming from abroad and that are harmful to health, as well as violating the specification, pointing to its Committee proceeded to the inquiry on the subject of tariffs,

    and the possibility of the House vote to be applied, at the time expressed Directorate lack of ability to apply the law, noting that the Director General of the Commission assured the Committee that his Directorate need to billion for the application of this system in Iraq.

    deaconfuzz] millionday yes and did you see 31 ships in ports for unloading?

    [belabun] deaconfuzz right on , yes

    [millionday] In the view of a member of the Finance Committee that the process of providing one billion dollars is easy in front of a loss the country billions due to import of materials poor, in addition to all neighboring countries operate this system except Iraq,

    which make it an open market for all these countries, thus draining its resources, and for wasting public money as a result, after forcing the country buy materials in hard currency against the supply of inferior materials quality.

    explained Tamimi said industry and agriculture Iraqi Tatlta because of this issue because of the cheap products coming from China and a large number of other countries, telltale that we would set aside one billion dollars for the application of tariff and resolve All the economic problems,

    [deaconfuzz] http://peopleinvested.co ··· -06-2013

    [wmawhite] deaconfuzz ..where did you see 31 ships in ports for unloading?

    [millionday] deaconfuzz what is that?

    [deaconfuzz] Follow-up - and babysit - received Iraqi ports {31} variety steamer load and foreign multi-nationals.

    [millionday] fhe biggest winner is Iraq at the end. was a member of the Committee of Economy and Investment Abdul Hussein Rissan Husseini said that the head of the General Administration of Customs, Ministry of Finance promised to the Commission in one of the previous meetings with her that he will be the completion of a sophisticated system of tariffs Adapted from the UAE.

    added Husseini for "Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network," that this law will be applied during the next year, according to Director General of the Commission, adding that he had asked this time period to be completed all the requirements for the success of the new system as an electronic system and needs time and customizations.

    deaconfuzz] millionday sorry it was relevant to what you were posting about tariffs

    [wmawhite] deaconfuzz ........that was for the previous month.

    [deaconfuzz] wmawhite that was on the 29th of this month

    [millionday] deaconfuzz oh i just was curious no problem

    [schmidtberger] deaconfuzz ...someone told me about that this morning...haven't found any news about it...

    [millionday] cautioned Husseini that the committee did not agree in a timely manner at this time, but at the same time not been able to impose its opinion again on the application of this law, on the grounds that the law taking space of time and claims were approved,

    but the government is voted to postpone it and wrote to the House proposal to postpone this law to the period certain, leaving the power to determine how long to the Council of Ministers.

    Reliable and economists on the importance of activating all the laws of economic protectionism with which to activate the realities of industrial and agricultural, arguing that most of those laws that should be activated are legally tariffs, and

    [deaconfuzz] schmidtberger in our forums

    [wmawhite] deaconfuzz .....Iraq's ports are extremely small..............they are only able to receive a couple of ships at any one time.

    [belabun] Iraqi ports receive 31 ships with a tonnage of diverse business 12:00 29/06/2013

    [deaconfuzz] wmawhite "the port of Umm Qasr received eight trading ships of different nationalities, loaded with container diverse,

    [belabun] deaconfuzz yes ~~ Iraqi ports receive 31 ships with a tonnage of diverse business 12:00 29/06/2013

    [wmawhite] deaconfuzz .....that a far cry from 31...........lol

    belabun] http://peopleinvested.co ··· -06-2013

    [deaconfuzz] wmawhite We also received port stronghold commercial center of Basra, {19} steamer Iranian nationality loaded with cement and other materials

    [millionday] the protection of the product, arguing that the Iraqi industry have fallen dramatically due to open borders wide open in front of the flow of various types of goods and commodities,

    which do not correspond in many times with the Iraqi specifications, which hurt the Iraqi industry, and contributed to widespread unemployment after the cessation of most of the Iraqi industrial facilities and forced to lay off dozens of employees.

    [deaconfuzz] wmawhite theres another 19 from the same article

    [belabun] deaconfuzz yes sir ---- totally!!!!

    [millionday] read this part >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.

    [millionday] Shows the specialists need legislation and approval and implementation of economic laws that can contribute to increasing the gross domestic product, especially it's enough to raise revenues the country's financial and working to raise the level of per capita income,

    and lead to less reliance on oil imports, which account for nearly 98 percent of the revenue of the country , which they said was a "dangerous" development on the ground in Iraq, on the grounds that oil supplier , the reason to activate dozens of industrial and agricultural facilities that Bmekdrōha support the budgets of the next country.

    [millionday] smile -- real big last report >>>>>>>>>>>>>

    [millionday] Detection Deputy for the Kurdistan Democratic Party, led by the President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani, the existence of an agreement between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government on the final version of the law of oil and gas in preparation for approval.

    and spins a dispute between Arbil and Baghdad on 41 contracts, oil and signed by the provincial government since 2007 until now, and see The central government in Baghdad that any oil contract must be done with their consent, and refused Kurdistan recent draft of the oil and gas law approved by the Iraqi government and sent to the House of Representatives for approval, which was opposed by the Kurdistan Regional Government strongly.

    [millionday] MP said Mehdi Haji told all of Iraq [where] that "the oil law The gas came to an end and there was a proposal submitted since 2007 and another proposal in 2010 and became a semi-agreement on the law during the last meeting, which brought together Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki during his visit to Arbil, the President of the region, Massoud Barzani. " he added, "it was to reach a final version of the law and through joint committees will put the finishing touches him with a view to approval in parliament.

    [millionday] He was the President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has declared in 10 of the last month agreed to activate the joint committees to resolve problems and outstanding issues between Baghdad and Erbil after Maliki's visit to Arbil and held a meeting of the Council of Ministers there.

    Detection Deputy for the Kurdistan Democratic Party, led by the President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani, the existence of an agreement between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government on the final version of the law of oil and gas in preparation for approval and spins a dispute between Arbil and Baghdad on 41 contracts

    [millionday], oil and signed by the provincial government since 2007 until now, and see The central government in Baghdad that any oil contract must be done with their consent, and refused Kurdistan recent draft of the oil and gas law approved by the Iraqi government and sent to the House of Representatives for approval, ‘which was opposed by the Kurdistan Regional Government strongly.

    MP said Mehdi Haji told all of Iraq [where] that "the oil law The gas came to an end and there was a proposal submitted since 2007 and another proposal in 2010 and became a semi-agreement on the law during the last meeting, which brought together Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki during his visit to Arbil, the President of the region, Massoud Barzani.

    [cookie2] So, do we have to wait for the RV until final version of oil and gas law is approved?????? Or not? millionday

    [millionday] note -- remember that they combined the two while the parliament members were on holiday

    [millionday] he added, "it was to reach a final version of the law and through joint committees will put the finishing touches him with a view to approval in parliament. " He was the President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has declared in 10 of the last month agreed to activate the joint committees to resolve problems and outstanding issues between Baghdad and Erbil after Maliki's visit to Arbil and held a meeting of the Council of Ministers there.

    millionday] so we have the 10th of june when the erbil went into effect and now they are ready for the tariff law to be voted through as they have spent much time on it as we see

    [millionday] it is saying that the tariff is ready and they have activated the erbil on the 10th of june and they have worked on the oil and gas as well -- it is now on the agenda to be voted through finally

    [millionday] it is saying that the tariff is ready and they have activated the erbil on the 10th of june and they have worked on the oil and gas as well -- it is now on the agenda to be voted through finally

    The s family] When do they meet again to vote

    [Godsalli/Jim] Tariffs at 1166? Not possible

    [millionday] Godsalli/Jim i agree

    [Papatom] Godsalli/Jim not likely

    [millionday] The s family they work all week

    [millionday] ok everyone that is what we have so we are waiting to see if they activate the economic laws as told and change the rate so we wait together

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    Millionday mentioned something about only have 1 to 2 months to exchange our dinar... Any truth to that in your opinion?.... Thanks....

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    Iraqi Defense Ministry Asks KRG To Return Saddam-Era Weapons








    In a step that officials in the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) did not foresee, the Iraqi Ministry of Defense filed a lawsuit, through the Karkh Court of First Instance, against KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and Peshmerga Minister Jafar Mustafa, and called on them to appear before the courts. The lawsuit was filed on the grounds that the peshmerga were keeping large quantities of heavy weapons that they transferred to the region’s provinces after the fall of the former Iraqi regime in 2003.

    The Peshmerga Ministry has admitted, more than once, that it possesses of light, medium and heavy weapons that it had obtained over two stages. The first stage took place after the 1991 uprising that broke out in Iraq and was referred to as the Shaaban Intifada among Iraqis, and as the National Uprising among Kurds. During this uprising, most Iraqi cities were liberated, but then the Iraqi regime managed to retighten its grip on all those regions, with the exception of the three Kurdish cities Erbil, Sulaimaniyah and Dahuk.
    The second stage through which the Kurdish peshmerga obtained arms happened after the fall of the former Iraqi regime in 2003, following the US-led Iraq war in which Commonwealth and other countries participated.

    The former Iraqi army’s 5th and 1st Legion forces, which were respectively in Mosul and Kirkuk at the time, left behind most of their weapons on April 9, 2003. Both legions possessed armored vehicles, tanks and even helicopters, which were completely plundered from the camps in both provinces a few weeks after the fall of Saddam.
    As a first reaction to the lawsuit filed by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, the government of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, represented by Mustafa, refused to appear before court. A press statement published by the British daily Asharq Al-Awsat reported Mustafa as saying, “We received an official letter from Karkh Court in Baghdad regarding the federal Ministry of Defense’s lawsuit against me and against Barzani, under the accusation that we confiscated several tanks and anti-aircraft DShK cannons. We can assure you that once these plaintiffs themselves appear before court, we will too. Otherwise, we will not heed their demand because there are no legal grounds for this lawsuit, whose perpetrators have political agendas.”

    Shawn Mohammed, an MP from the Kurdistan Alliance Bloc and a member of the Security and Defense Committee, confirmed that the peshmerga obtained old heavy and light weapons that were in the possession of the former Iraqi army.

    “The Peshmerga obtained these weapons over two stages — the first following the 1991 uprising and the second following the fall of the former Iraqi regime in 2003,” he added.
    At the same time, he confirmed that these weapons are very old and are referred to as “out of service” weaponry in military circles. Another category of weapons was called “scrap,” and these latter weapons were repaired by the peshmerga after the Iraqi Ministry of Defense stopped supplying them with weapons.
    Mohammed indicated that the Iraqi Ministry of Defense should have asked neighboring and European countries that hold Iraqi weapons to return them to their rightful place.
    He added, “There are over 123 (Iraqi) warplanes in Italy, and one Iraqi military ship on the Italian coast. They have been there since 1985; why don’t they ask for those to be returned?”

    Iraq had sent several aircraft to Tunisia, Iran and Jordan before the 1991 Gulf War, to protect them from the raids carried out by the US-led International Coalition Forces that aimed to end Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait.

    However, Iraq failed to retrieve its aircraft due to the international sanctions imposed by the UN.

    Mohammed added that the Ministry of Defense could have asked the Peshmerga Ministry to hand over the weapons in return for providing armament, training and rehabilitation to the peshmerga and the Kurdish security organization. He clarified, “They want their old weapons? Well, we want our share of weapons, which amount to 17% of the Iraqi Ministry of Defense’s weapons, because these weapons are rightfully ours. After all, the peshmerga protects around 20% of the Iraqi border.”

    Article 117, Paragraph 5, of the Iraqi Constitution sets forth that, “the Regional Government shall be responsible for all the administrative requirements of the region, particularly the establishment and organization of the internal security forces for the region such as police, security forces and guards of the region.”

    Mohammed dismissed any exacerbation of the situation between Baghdad and Erbil due to this lawsuit, especially after the two sides recently witnessed a clear improvement in relations embodied by the visit of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to Erbil, in response to Barzani’s visit to Baghdad a few months back.
    Mohammed also noted that “this is just a form of political targeting. Some people in the Iraqi Ministry of Defense want to ignite the situation, and there are joint committees between the Peshmerga Ministry and the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, in particular committees in charge of managing the security file in the disputed regions. Any upcoming problems will be discussed through these committees and not through the courts.”

    On June 9, 2013, Erbil witnessed the visit of Maliki, who arrived with his ministers, and held a session in Erbil along with a one-on-one meeting with Iraqi Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani. It was then that the work of the seven committees debuted. The committees include: one for the conclusive revision of the federal budget, one for the revision of the oil and gas draft law, a joint security committee for disputed regions listed in Article 140, a joint committee to follow up on parliamentary work, a joint committee to follow up the work between Baghdad and Erbil, and a committee to oversee the border crossings and airports.

    Abdel Hamid Zebari is a contributing writer for Al-Monitor’s Iraq Pulse. A reporter from Erbil who works in print journalism and radio, he has published several reports in local and world media, including Agence France-Press and Radio Free Iraq (Radio Free Europe).


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