Iraq .. Dead bombings and shootings
21-12-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Abu Dhabi - Sky News Arabia
The number of those killed in Iraq Friday to at least 14 people, most of whom died in a double bombing in the market for sheep in northern Iraq, part of a rising tide of violence in the country recently.
In Tuz Khurmatu, 170 km north of Baghdad, police and medics said two bombs exploded in the yard for the sale of cattle, killing at least 9 people and injuring 24 others.
In the central province of Sulaymaniyah Srzinar, 4 wounded by members of the Kurdish security forces when a roadside bomb targeted their car in a popular market.
Police said gunmen in the town of Hawija near the northern city of Kirkuk, 210 kilometers away, just north of Baghdad, broke into two adjacent houses and killed five members inside them and then blew up the buildings before fleeing.
Hawija saw in the last few months of fighting between different armed groups as it seeks wing of al-Qaida in Iraq to extend his influence on other groups competition.
Local officials believe that the attack in Kirkuk, Hawija part of this conflict.
Expects Iraqi security forces more attacks in the next few days before the death of Imam Hussein next week.
And resulted in suicide bombings in Iraq Thursday killed at least 36 people, at least in attacks targeting Shi'ite pilgrims.
It is noteworthy that the escalation of violence in Iraq since the authorities launched a crackdown on protests in the town north of the country last April.
And have been about 352 people at least were killed in attacks across the country so far this month, according to statistics prepared by The Associated Press.
Iraq is steeped in the lack of security and political forces quarreled
21-12-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Source: Report of Suheir Ibrahim
Date: December 21, 2013
Despite the fact that Iraq has not seen stable security or politically since the invasion of American forces him years ago, but the security situation seems more fragile and Thtka since the withdrawal of those troops, as if the terrorist organizations of various bearing a message bloody face of a clear and interior invaded interpretations, to think of some that the situation was more secure with the presence of these foreign troops, or perhaps some even go beyond just the belief that the situation was more secure under the former Iraqi regime.
Those bombings, which carry mostly the hallmarks of al-Qaeda and groups close to it or are going to approach, becoming more violent and bloody, and a variety of methods and areas of occurrence, with a focus on the implementation of a series of simultaneous attacks in the region of one or more, and if those organizations seeking to convey a message to Iraqis and the world, that: «We are the owners of influence» in those areas, without ignoring the principle of sectarian attacks bear the purpose of division and confusion.
The involvement of authorities
Some media accused the Iraqi authorities, specifically the government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the planning or execution of the attacks or «conspiracy» in its implementation for several purposes, including - according to them - the extension of Shiite influence in Iraq and the absence of year. But it is interesting that the Iraqi security services, to large numbers of elements, is more vulnerable than it looks in the face of this growing violence in the country, the question remains, which is repeated is always the same: How to extradite U.S. troops Iraq's security devices are not eligible yet to receive Zemmama?!.
This image vessels associated consistently with different Iraqi leaders and politicians on the overall details of running the country, which also coincides with the emergence of the dispute Iraqi Kurdish underlying occasionally under different names economic or perhaps sovereign border, particularly in the disputed areas, which adds a new burden on the Iraqi citizen, Do not miss that for security, but also to a lot of the elements of a strong state.
This scene is interlaced shrouded also risks come from the neighborhood, in the forefront of the conflict Syrian various details, which does not seem the position of the Iraqi regime decisive as to avoid Baghdad danger of entering into the maze of the repercussions of the crisis, especially in the absence of the head of state Jalal Talabani from the scene is almost entirely While al-Maliki received the helm of various strategic matters, in light of the weakness or perhaps also the absence or the absence of the House of Representatives (Parliament) ..
It seemed obvious Maliki sought to control it or in its decisions when he accused the coalition of Najafi recently what he called attempts by the executive bodies to intervene and influence the role of the House of Representatives Legislative and regulatory, and talk about what he described as exposure Council siege from three fronts, the first being some media organizations, in addition to the Council of Ministers, which «seeks to control the powers of the legislative branch», according to a member of united bloc MP Mohammad Iqbal.
He attributed the spokesman for the Iraqi Ministry of Defense Mohammed al-Askari lawlessness to several factors, including political conflicts and the Syrian crisis. As the president of the Iraqi National Alliance, Ibrahim al-Jaafari to «a peaceful revolution to eliminate corruption», who was accused of what he called the regional countries published in Iraq, including also threatens its security and stability.
As the President of Iraq's Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, that the reason for the deteriorating security and political situation is «not to abide by the constitution, and the neglect of the principle of partnership», during a meeting with the President of the House of Representatives Osama Najafi, who warned of what he described as autocracy and the marginalization of the other components, and the violation of the sanctity of the Constitution. Statement
The start of the electoral campaigns in Iraq early
21-12-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Huda Jassim (Baghdad) - The campaign in Iraq very early on what seems, in preparation for the general election headquarters t take place on April 30 next, where embarked parties, coalitions and political blocs to explain their programs informally, people have begun and blocks other campaigns, anti-blocks were integrated within the political coalition with one, while thousands of people demonstrated in a number of Iraqi cities under the slogan «F year to withstand» to protest the policies of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's sectarian, calling on Sunnis to unify their position on the election.
The head of the party was «SIIC» Ammar al-Hakim, leader of the «Sadrists» Muqtada al-Sadr, the need to unify row «Iraqi National Alliance) of the Shiite parties and contest the election away from the miscarriage and laundry.
But he stressed, in a joint news conference with al-Sadr in Najaf after Ajtmaaihama on «the necessity of electoral competition through electoral programs and away from defamation and dissemination of washing and haphazardly throwing charges of corruption, and that the main objective is to serve the citizens». He said that the possibility of Maliki's third term associated with the election results and the opinion of the majority of the Iraqi people and not assumptions. The «Parties National Alliance solitary vision of cooperation».
Sadr also called for the campaign to be «brotherhood» Sharif amid competition among the contenders. He said «Unfortunately, up to the electoral competition (shedding) of blood, a condition unhealthy and unacceptable. Everybody should share in the elections without exclusion or marginalization or attack ». And follow «Yes, there is reluctance (for elections), but this is not a solution to the problem it is essential that everyone involved in the fair competition away from the miscarriage and defamation».
Furthermore, the President «Iraqi National Alliance» Ibrahim al-Jaafari, the need for concerted efforts and potential of all to hold the elections on schedule and ensure the integrity of the starting inform and educate voters to actively participate in, and through to the day of voting and the safety of the counting of votes and announcement of results. He said, during his meeting with the President of the United Nations Mission to help Iraq Nikolay Mladenov in Baghdad, «The United Nations must take upon themselves the responsibility to assist the Electoral Commission to hold seminars and publication of electoral awareness among the community without politicization or marginalization or giving priority to the party at the expense of other parties» . Mladenov said he would seek to hold elections on time and help the Iraqi people to ensure their success.
Said. Chairman «gathering future Iraq» Ibrahim Bahr al-Ulum «The independents are determined this time to vigorously contest the election, which the beneficiaries provided by the system (Saint Lego) of opportunity for small lists. ...
He expected to be the most important arenas Baghdad battle with independent «adversaries adult». He believed that the political forces contesting large, medium and small elections individually, constitutes a «good and positive step» Iraqi voters in light of the adoption of the open-list system, and may be «beginning to get out of big trouble flops when Iraq since 2003». The «prominent role would be for politicians independents, where they became replaced need large blocs that you can not improve their performance faces traditional, which failed to co-exist with each other, and burdened Iraqis Bouklavadtha and _khasomadtha ongoing, because all the blocks looking for increasing its stock electoral through independent» .
Uloum said «The alliances will be formed following the announcement of the election results will not be forced, as in the last election, will not be governed by foreign agenda and regional although they may deliberate on the lineups sectarian or ethnic, and will enable the winners and in alliance with the independents to find more space for the majority of the political comfortable, and perhaps transient formation of an alliance of wide national ».
On the other hand imam called on the people of Anbar province in western Iraq, the protesters in Fallujah under the slogan «F year to withstand» to protest against sectarianism, Sheikh Hussein al-Amiri scientists and scholars of the Sunnis in Iraq to hold an emergency meeting to take a final position of the election to participate in or boycott.
He said, delivering a sermon during Friday prayers «I call for an emergency meeting of scientists and scholars of Iraq's Sunni out the opinion of one constant about participating in elections and our position towards marginalization, injustice and exclusion. The protestors have completed a full year in out against injustice, marginalization and exclusion, and not one of the preferred political rather they are citizens themselves who rose up to claim their rights ».
The «sit prefer not even raise grievances about our people and we want another new year of progress and stability, and send a message to the Arab countries and the world, I say to them: you eat day to eat the white bull, if he went Iraq will not play your list».
He said al-Amiri «We want to hold politicians before everything they have given us over the past eight years, if we take the tape back, we find that the promises of security and peace, service and reconciliation are the same as they give today, and they have to understand that deception will not be repeated». Was op prominent Sunni Sheikh Abdul-Malik al-Saadi had announced on Saturday that it does not recognize the legitimacy of the election does not call for the election of one, while calling for the Sunni Endowment, on Monday last to actively participate in the elections.
Kurdistan region rejects opening Forces headquarters operations Tigris
21-12-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Erbil: Muhammad Zangana
Revealed some leaks from the leadership of the Tigris of the Iraqi army for «Aer Lingus headquarters for its leadership in the district of Tuz Khurmatu and installed in the judiciary», which confirmed that Maj. Gen. Abdul Amir al-Zaidi's chief of operations of the Tigris request from the leadership of the infantry in the Iraqi army, to approve the opening of this office to be a center for gathering security forces to the area.
The Ministry of Peshmerga in Kurdistan region of Iraq, the health of the news and showed that as required by the Tigris Operations Command is not merely «reaction to the decision of the Council of Tuz Khurmatu sever its relationship with the province of Salah al-Din and its relation to the transfer of the province of Kirkuk».
Team Jabbar Yawar, the Secretary-General of the Armed Forces of the Kurdistan region of Iraq and spokesman, said in a statement to «Middle East» What throughput of these leaks, stressing that what is requested by the leadership of the operations do not exceed the «just a proposal by ground forces to counter terrorist operations that threaten the judiciary».
He said Yawar, the Ministry of Peshmerga in the Government of the Territory «sent a letter to the leadership of the Tigris that they can not make this decision unilaterally the fact that the management of the security file in these areas covered by Article 140 of the Iraqi constitution is managed by a high joint committee between the Iraqi army and the Peshmerga forces».
And between Yawar that «threats and terrorist attacks that affect the city comes from outside, particularly from the road to eliminate Tikrit or the road to spend Sulaiman Bek any of it outside of Tuz Khurmatu».
Yawar stressed that the security situation in the elimination of «controlled by troops and federal police and the security of the region (Asayish)».
Yawar stressed the rejection region «opening any headquarters to lead the forces of the Tigris in the judiciary as well as its refusal to enter the army in security matters within the judiciary, especially with the region's commitment to what has been agreed not to install the Peshmerga forces within the judiciary».
The Committee shall consist of common security between Baghdad and Erbil to address the outstanding issues with respect to this file from «Jabbar Yawar, the team and the team Shirvan Abdul Rahman representatives from the region in addition to the Kemper Abboud, Ali Hassan al-Kaabi Ghaidan and representatives from the federal government in Baghdad».
Yawar did not hide that the Tigris Operations Command request for the opening of this office in the judiciary «just an excuse to respond to the Judicial Council's decision to cut off his relationship with management in Salahuddin province, which was rejected by the provincial council».
Yawar also made no secret that the proportion of Kurds in the military and Iraqi security forces in a steady decline, stressing that «the proportion fell to 2 per cent».
Yawar also warned of the lack of balance in the ranks of the security forces and the Iraqi army, calling it «Ibnaqos danger to the future of Iraq and its armed forces».
On the other hand saw the cities of Khanaqin and Tuz Khurmatu yesterday a number of explosions that caused a lot of dead and wounded.
In Khanaqin «administratively located within the boundaries of the province of Diyala» suicide bomber blew had intended to blow himself up inside the Shiite shrine of the Shiites during Friday prayers «before entering the Shiite shrine because of a defect in the explosive belt where the explosion did not sign any other victims except the bomber».
Security sources in the city confirmed that the bomber did not know his identity because of the distortions suffered by the explosion of the explosive belt he «But Husseinia and cars parked in front of her exposed to a lot of damage».
In Tuz Khurmatu «administratively located within the province of Salah al-Din», Vadt three explosions in different parts of the city to the «fall of more than thirty people dead and injured more than 30 people».
Syrian Opposition Head: Barzani is Great Supporter of Syrian People, Revolution
By Dilxwaz Bahlawi
Ahmad Asi al-Jarba, the head of the Syrian National Coalition (SNC) who was in Erbil last week to meet with Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani, said that: “Neither during the transition nor after, there is a place for the Assad regime. That is our unchanging position.”
Asked about the status of Kurds in Syria and whether that will be discussed at the Geneva 2 conference next month, he promised: “Every subject will be open to discussion at the meeting. No dossier will be ignored.”
Al-Jabra also said that the SNC does not back the self-declared interim government in Syrian Kurdistan because, “We have an interim government already to govern the liberated areas.” Here is his complete interview with Rudaw:
Rudaw: What were the main topics of your meeting with Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani this week?
Neither during the transition nor after, there is a place for the Assad regime. That is our unchanging position.
Ahmad Asi al-Jarba: We visited Erbil on an invitation from President Barzani. Given the complex situation of Syria today, it is quite natural to meet with our brothers in Erbil and with President Barzani in particular. What is happening in Syria is also related to Iraq. There is a common view between us regarding the political, civil and all other topics in Syria. I made a thorough analysis of the situation in Syria to him (Barzani) and I listened to what he had to say. I believe that, like all our meetings with President Barzani, it was a very positive and honest meeting. Barzani is undoubtedly a great supporter of the Syrian people and their revolution and that is nothing new. From the beginning of the revolution he has made his position clear. Apart from that, a huge number of Syrian refugees are now in the Kurdistan Region and the Kurdish government is assisting them. We thanked him for that, and we visited some of the camps while in Kurdistan.
Rudaw: Has the Syrian National Coalition decided to attend the Geneva 2 meeting next month? And how do you see the Kurdish participation there? Will the Kurdish question be discussed at the meeting?
Ahmad Asi al-Jarba: We intend to attend Geneva 2, but we also insist that we do not go there just for the sake of participation, but to make sure the meeting succeeds. Success means the freedom of Syria. The meeting shouldn’t be a propaganda tool or appearance in the media. It is a last chance and shouldn’t be missed. In order for Geneva 2 to succeed, Geneva 1 has to be its constitution. I must also say that, neither during the transition nor after, there is a place for the Assad regime. That is our unchanging position. Regarding the participation of the Kurdish brothers, the entire meeting will be held between two main delegations: The regime delegation and the SNC. The Kurdish National Council (KNC) is already part of the SNC and they will be present at Geneva 2. Every subject will be open to discussion at the meeting. No dossier will be ignored.
Rudaw: As we speak, Syrian Kurdish groups, especially the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and KNC, are holding their own talks. Will the SNC try to meet with the PYD, and what is your take on the PYD?
We do not support autonomous administrations because, as the National Coalition, we have an interim government already to govern the liberated areas.
Ahmad Asi al-Jarba: My visit to Erbil was only to see President Barzani. Nothing else was on my agenda. But we are happy about the talks between the PYD and the KNC. We have met with the PYD more than once. I have met with Mr. Salih Muslim. Our meetings are ongoing and wouldn’t conclude overnight. I hope that everything turns out well in the end and that we all share the same clear view towards the regime in Damascus.
Rudaw: What is your honest opinion about the permanent autonomous administration the PYD is working on right now?
Ahmad Asi al-Jarba: We do not support autonomous administrations because, as the National Coalition, we have an interim government already to govern the liberated areas. We even have a Kurd as the minister of finance in that government. There only needs to be that government in all the free areas to help the people. Otherwise, there would be confusion. I believe that dialogue can solve everything. So I hope our interim government reaches those (Kurdish) areas and we all work for it together, otherwise it will fail.
Rudaw: Several days ago the first shipment of UN aid flew out of Erbil airport to Qamishli, and we all know that Qamishli airport is still under regime control. Do you think the aid will reach the people who need it most?
Ahmad Asi al-Jarba: Our view is that the shipment of aid is done under UN supervision, and our people in Syria live in such dire situation that it doesn’t matter who controls the airport. What is important is for the aid to reach the people who are starving and cold in this harsh winter. The UN is doing this work and they should also make sure the assistance reaches the right people. Some people live under regime control, but they are still our people and haven’t come from another planet. We have asked the UN to be present at all times so that there is no corruption in the distribution.
What is important is for the aid to reach the people who are starving and cold in this harsh winter.
Rudaw: You said you visited the refugee camps in Kurdistan and that you had brought with you some aid.
Ahmad Asi al-Jarba: Yes, we have brought aid with us and it will be given to the camps. I also spoke with President Barzani and other Kurdish authorities about opening an office of coordination for the SNC in Erbil to help our displaced people in Kurdistan. In the coming days the office will open and we will soon start assisting our refugees.
Syrian Minister ‘We Are Not Going to Geneva to Hand Over Power’
By RUDAW 17/12/2013
By Dilbikhin Dara and Dilxaz Bahlawi
In an important interview with Rudaw in the run-up to the Geneva 2 Conference, Syrian Information Minister Omran Al-Zoubi said that the aim of the January 22 meeting is for the government, the opposition and the international community to reach a consensus on ending terrorism in Syria.
“We are not going to Geneva to hand over the power in Syria to anyone,” he declared. The minister denied that a Kurdish issue existed in Syria, and added that, “There is no specific area for Syrian Kurds. The Syrian Kurds have their share in all Syrian regions.” Al-Zoubi also referred to the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) as “a patriotic force,” and said they are “playing their patriotic role in defending Syria.” Asked about the interim government that was unilaterally declared by the PYD in Syria’s Kurdish regions last month, Al-Zoubi said: “The temporary administration is announced to facilitate the daily life of people.” The “PYD does not have any political objective or separation aspirations in doing that,” he added. Here is his full interview with Rudaw:
Rudaw: You are going to attend the Geneva 2 conference, but you have said that you are not going to hand over power to the opposition, what is your agenda for the conference?
The success of the Geneva 2 conference depends on reaching an agreement to end terrorism.
Omran Al-Zoubi: The success of the Geneva 2 conference depends on reaching an agreement to end terrorism. The real situation in Syria is that the country is facing widespread terrorist attacks, which are backed by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey. It is necessary that the Syrians, with the assistance of the international community, reach a consensus to put an end to terrorist activities in Syria and the whole Region. No agreement will have any value if the terrorism issue is not a priority.
Rudaw: Is Damascus ready to discuss the possibility of replacing Bashar Assad and the establishment of a transitional government?
Omran Al-Zoubi: First of all, the people have elected Bashar Assad. We are not going to Geneva to deliver the power in Syria to anyone. If someone wants to be part of the authority they can do that through election ballots, not military means.
Rudaw: What kind of reforms are you going to propose for the transitional stage?
Omran Al-Zoubi: The transitional stage for us means to establish a joint government with the agreement of both sides. The Geneva 1 declaration indicates that both sides of the conflict can agree on forming a government. The government can make radical reforms and this in no way tarnishes the president of Syria. The content of the Geneva 1 declaration is very obvious.
Rudaw: Do you think you will have common grounds with the opposition at Geneva 2?
Omran Al-Zoubi: There is a real force behind the president of Syria for reaching a Syrian solution. To reach a Syrian–Syrian solution, we are going to Geneva 2 with a strong and pure political will and we believe that this should start with eradicating terrorism.
Rudaw: Do you think that Geneva 2 will fail?
Omran Al-Zoubi: We want to establish a Syrian–Syrian alliance to confront terrorism, which is obviously backed by Turkey, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia. Therefore, the Syrians have to reach an agreement to find a way to fight back against those militant groups. If Syrians do not reach an agreement on this matter in Geneva 2, they can’t reach an agreement on any other matters.
We are not going to Geneva to deliver the power in Syria to anyone. If someone wants to be part of the authority they can do that through election ballots, not military means.
Rudaw: Would you agree that Kurds participate in Geneva 2 as an independent delegation?
Omran Al-Zoubi Therefore, the Kurds have to participate in Geneva 2.
Rudaw: Are you ready to invite a delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government to Geneva 2? Because, socially and geographically, they are close to Syria and currently over 240 thousand Syrian refugees have taken refuge in Kurdistan Region?
Omran Al-Zoubi: The situation of Syria does not only affect the Kurdistan Region but it also impacts the whole region and the Middle East. Stability in Syria will reflect positively on the whole region.
Rudaw: What do you think about finding a solution for the Kurdish issue at the transitional stage during Geneva 2?
Omran Al-Zoubi: We have to understand that there is no Kurdish issue in Syria; it is a national case within Syria. Kurds are part of our nation and they have defended the nation in Latakia, Damascus, Allepo, Qamishli, Hasaka, and Derazoor. These cities belong to all Syrians and Syrian Kurds. There is no specific area for Syrian Kurds. The Syrian Kurds have their share in all Syrian regions.
Rudaw: Are you satisfied with the position of Kurdish parties in Syria?
Omran Al-Zoubi: First, these issues are internal and need to be discussed within Syria. Second, each group has its specific folklore and tradition. Syrian Kurds are part of Syria and there are Kurds in all provinces of Syria. Maybe their number differs from one place to another, but talking about the system and nature of governance after the nations is stabilized is a constitutional matter and will be discussed in a near future within a constitutional framework.
Rudaw: Recently, the Syrian ministers of oil and defence visited Qamishli. Is Qamishli under the control of the Syrian government?
Omran Al-Zoubi: Kurds are part of our nation and we are determined on that, no less, no more. They have rights and responsibilities and they have always played a patriotic role throughout the history. No one should destroy this patriotic environment that is valued in Syria.
Rudaw: Are Qamishli and surrounding areas under the control of the Democratic Union Party (PYD)? What is your position on the existence of PYD in areas of Efrin, Qamishli, and Hasaka?
Omran Al-Zoubi: PYD is a patriotic force. The PYD military forces are playing their patriotic role in defending Syria in those areas that are composed of Kurds, Assyrians, and Christians. The language of segregation does not exist in Syria. In Syria, we always talk about Syrian citizenship. I personally defend the rights of Kurds and all Syrians because they all have rights. Rights are not exclusive to one part.
The PYD military forces are playing their patriotic role in defending Syria in those areas that are composed of Kurds, Assyrians, and Christians.
Rudaw: Is the border point of Tel Kocher under the control of PYD or the Syrian government?
Omran Al-Zoubi: The border point is under the control of the Syrian government.
Rudaw: PYD has announced a temporary administration in Kurdish areas. Are you aware of the project and do you support it?
Omran Al-Zoubi: The temporary administration is announced to facilitate the daily life of people and it’s for the benefit of local people. PYD does not have any political objective or separation aspirations in doing that.
Rudaw: Are you ready to recognize the cultural rights of Kurds?
Omran Al-Zoubi: Yes, you can listen to Kurdish radio in the radio stations of Voice of Nation and Voice of Youth. You can listen to programs in Kurdish and Kurdish songs and we have no problem with that. I was born in an area around Damascus that is dominantly Kurdish. Many of my friends are Kurds, I love Kurds and their tradition and I attend Kurdish events.
Rudaw: Do you have any agreement with PYD?
Omran Al-Zoubi: We have no verbal or written agreement.
Parliamentary Finance attributes the reason to postpone the deletion of zeros to the difficulty of controlling the currency
21-12-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Alsumaria News / Baghdad
Ezzat Parliamentary Finance Committee on Saturday, the reason for the postponement of the deletion of zeros to the difficulty of controlling the currency and individual decision-making, and as pointed out the existence of nearly 35 trillion dinars in circulation in the market, emphasized the importance of the project to delete the zeros for the Iraqi institutions and citizens.
Committee Chairman Haider al-Abadi said in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "The government does not have confidence about the ability of the central bank on the currency exchange at the moment without any problems," noting that "there is a fear of lack of control over the currency damaged during the deletion of zeros."
He Abadi that "currency damaged it is possible to go out again and replaced by the new currency during the process of switching and thus will be printed currency for free and become the cash more than the truth," adding that "it is assumed that the central bank will destroy the currency shattered soon as they are received from the banks."
The Abadi said that "the process of replacing the currency in light of criticism big in the market is considered tough despite the fact that the bank has submitted a plan to replace it for two years," pointing out that "the amount of cash in the markets that are traded currently amounting to 34 to 35 trillion dinars."
He continued Abadi that "individual decisions taken by the central bank away from the post the government and parliament on the switch and the deletion of zeros was another reason to postpone the deletion of zeros and so any problem that may occur during the deletion of zeros and the currency exchange, it would be hurt the Iraqi economy as a whole," unlikely "to occur any deleting the zeros of the currency and replaced at this time with the upcoming parliamentary elections near. "
He stressed Abadi on the importance of "the project to delete the zeros for the Iraqi institutions and even citizens to the presence of some MPs and accountants who make mistakes in the figures because of these zeros, which are sometimes serious," adding that "the deletion of zeros from the positive things to facilitate the process of accounts and the trading process between people, in addition to The new currency is possible to evolve more in print and in a form that is difficult to counterfeit. "
A member of the parliamentary Economic Committee Hussein Mura'bi in (September 23, 2012), that the confusion in monetary policy makes the country lose about eight million dollars a year, and while he warned that the issue of deletion of zeros will make it easier for Mafia money laundering, theft of billions without feeling state, called for a study of its impact on the general situation.
He accused the central bank, in (12 September 2011), government agencies of obstructing monetary reform and vowed persecuting, blaming those actors responsible for exposing the financial interests of the country to danger.
What was seen as an adviser to Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Abdullah Hussein Al-Anbuge, in (25 August 2011), to raise zeros from the currency is the biggest corruption in Iraq if it was during this period, and fall under the name of tampering with the economic, warning of "mafias currency" is preparing to rig the trillions Iraqi dinars to replace them in the light of the upcoming changes.
It is noteworthy that some economists believe that Iraq is not formatted for the time being to delete the zeros from the Iraqi dinar, pointing out that the deletion needs to stabilize the security and political stability as well as the economy.
Chenkali: political parties and terrorist behind the money laundering operations
21-12-2013 11:33 AM
Baghdad (news) .. According to a member of the Committee on Economy and Investment parliamentary MP / Kurdistan Alliance / Jassim Chenkali, the existence of political parties and armed groups conducting money laundering service for their personal interests.
He Chenkali (of the Agency news): The deterioration of the security and political situation and the spread of financial and administrative corruption the most important reasons for the spread of money laundering operations, noting that the fluctuation of the exchange rate of the dinar in a while assures us having a big rig huge amounts out of Iraq on an informal basis.
He added that the Central Bank to impose sanctions on banks that violate regulations and laws to curb money laundering and smuggling.
The money laundering 'money laundering' of major economic crimes to crash the economy of the country through illegal transfer of funds obtained from the embezzlement of funds, forgery, bribery and other unlawful interference to invest.
Hashemi in his approach for Mandela: Iraq did not reach the stage does not allow the entry of the year
21-12-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Shen, Vice President of the Republic of Iraq sentenced to death, Tareq al-Hashemi, a scathing attack on the political and social reality in the country, saw that as sectarian discrimination in Iraq tougher and stronger than they had been in the reign of the apartheid regime in South Africa.
Wrote al-Hashemi, a lengthy article in the "life" of London, followed up "Twilight News" under the title (in the presence of Nelson Mandela) held its approach between the struggle of Mandela in order to bring down the apartheid regime, and spread the culture of tolerance among the various races in his country, away from the concepts of revenge and domination , and the reality of Iraq after 2003.
He began his article by saying that "the great milestone in the journey of humanity, so settled with reference to his name to denote his career, and perhaps the title sings about the book, and expatiate the book to talk about the thought and philosophy of Nelson Mandela, who Asthutem options in packages Mtsidia discrimination unjust and seek justice, coupled with not as is expected in the exclusion of the other, revenge from him, but on the contrary to approach him and come to terms with it and forget about grievances to shorten the time to seek stability and co-existence in a society where opportunities are equivalent. "
Turning to the situation in Iraq, saying "several regions in the world are still suffering, of course, but I would not exclude my country, Iraq, as we have grown after the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the culture of sectarian discrimination has never been witnessed in the modern history of Iraq."
And went on "It is true we have not seen yet restaurants, parks and public facilities, cinemas, libraries ... etc. written on the entrances (not allowed in a year), but the true reality actually is, without the need for these words that discrimination has become a phenomenon in several areas of life, in recruitment in public office, in the allocation of development projects among the provinces, in scholarship, in bidding projects, in religious events, in political decision-making, even in crossing checkpoints scattered across the country. "
He Hashemi said that "during the period of apartheid were not allowed to black Africans to vote and stand for elections or for the positions of general government, while in the case of Iraq, allows for the year to participate in the elections but not allowed them to win and when they win they are not allowed to form a government, I recall the results of the 2010 elections ".
He concluded his article Hashemi which asks, "Do you ask Mandela was in Iraq will succeed as he succeeded in his native South Africa? Are his reconciliation fit for Iraq? Or that Iraq will need a miracle in order to come out of this tunnel?".
Sentenced al-Hashemi, Iraqi Vice President until May 2011, several death sentences after being convicted in absentia of running death squads, a charge he denies and says he is the victim of a prosecution for political ends stand behind Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.
Hashemi is one of the main Sunni political leaders in Iraq are the main opponents of the owners. After being charged in December 2011 under the leadership of a number of "death squads" and the issuance of an arrest warrant against him, fled to the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq and then traveled to Qatar, Saudi Arabia before settling in Turkey.
Parliament: holiday coincided with the visit of the Council and members of the National Alarbaana claimants by
21-12-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Alsumaria News / Baghdad
Confirmed the decision of the House of Representatives Muhammad Al-Khalidi, Saturday, that the lifting of the parliamentary sessions to the fourth of January next came to coincide with the visit Arbain and holiday New Year, noting that the National Alliance was demanding holiday, while calling on the government to speed up the sending budget bill to parliament for approval.
Khalidi said in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "The charge of the Presidency of the Council of Representatives to disrupt the work of the parliament sessions for political reasons and in order to devote themselves to the issues related to the lists election and their candidates, is not true," noting that "the lifting of the Council of Representatives to the fourth of January next , came to coincide with the New Year's holiday and visit Arbain and can not reach the staff of the parliament due to the interruption roads. "
He said al-Khalidi that "Parliament can not be him achieve a quorum during these days because there are more than one occasion, so it was probably giving holiday and take advantage of the coming days to legislate laws," adding that "the presidency of the parliament will compensate the holiday two weeks time."
He said al-Khalidi that "members of the Iraqi National Alliance were demanding the lifting of the second meeting of the Council of the legislative term to the last fourth of January next year."
And on the postponement of the parliamentary elections, said Khalidi that "the parliament and according to the Constitution does not end the year of the legislative, but the adoption of the general budget for the year 2014, inappropriate, we must finish the approval by 45 of the parliamentary elections," and urged the Cabinet to "the urgency to send the budget to the parliament for approval."
The MP for the Virtue Susan Saad accused, on Friday (December 20, 2013), the Presidency of the Council of Representatives and leaders of the major political blocs to disrupt the work of the parliament sessions for political reasons and for the purpose of full-time to complete their work on the electoral lists and their candidates.
The Presidency of the Council of Representatives lifted, the first on Thursday (December 19, 2013), the Council meeting the second legislative term of the latter to the fourth of January next, while the session saw the vote on the two bills grant primary school pupils and Iraq's accession to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of weapons and ending the traditional first and second readings of the bills of others, as well as discuss the targeting component of Turkmen in the district of Tuz and areas north of Baghdad.
General Traffic exempts owners "Almnafist" of customs temporarily "as a result of corruption and red tape"
21-12-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Said General Directorate of Traffic, Saturday, it exempted owners of wheels examination temporary "Almnafist" of tariffs until the completion of the process of switching traffic signs as a result of "corruption and monotony."
Conducts the General Traffic Directorate numbered cars that carry registration plates (check temporary) since the beginning of this year in Baghdad and the provinces.
The director of media relations and in traffic, Major General Abdel-Jaber star for "Twilight News", "as a result of delays in customs because of monotony and public corruption cases Directorate of Traffic citizens exempted from the payment of customs receipts, while the replacement motherboards and complete all the procedures."
He added, "Aatalib vehicle owner to pay the tariff until a full year after the switch plates, but need to be paid once the sale of the vehicle or the renewal of an annual vehicle."
The Directorate of Traffic Bograet concessional several of the acceleration of the process of converting paintings Almnafist of increased working hours for employees, officers and associates in the registration centers and opening new centers to convert paintings in Karkh and Rusafa in Baghdad with the beginning of the year 2014.
And exploited by armed groups Almnafist cars in its operations for lack of a database for a number of them at traffic circles.