Maliki appreciates sacrifice of brave security elements confronting terrorism
Sunday, 22 December 2013 00:42
Baghdad (AIN) –The Iraqi Prime Minister and Commanding General of the Iraq Armed Forces, Nouri al-Maliki, described the death of the Shurqat Police Commander and other police and Army elements in Salah-il-Din province as “A new page in the honor record of the Iraqi soldiers during their battle against terrorism.”
A statement by Maliki’s office received by AIN cited Saturday “The martyrdom of Colonel Ahmed al-Batawi, the Commander of Shurqat Police Department, and other heroes from Iraqi police and Army during the recent events in Salah-il-Din province during their fighting and raiding the shelters of terrorism adds a new page for the record of honor of the Iraqi brave soldiers who fight the battle of honor against the groups of killers and terrorists and sacrifice their souls to defend Iraq and its people.”
Iraqi Oil Minister: Wednesday's meeting to discuss the export of oil Kurdistan
22-12-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Doha: «Middle East»
Said Abdul Karim and coffee, Iraq's oil minister, said he had held talks with Turkish Energy Minister during his recent visit to Baghdad, addressed the issue of the export of oil from the Kurdistan region to the outside via a pipeline independent extends to Turkey under an agreement concluded by the Turkish government with the Government of the Territory Finally, angering the federal government in Baghdad.
This came in statements made by coffee yesterday on the sidelines of the meeting of the 91 Council of Ministers of the Arab Petroleum Exporting «OAPEC» in Doha. The news agency quoted the German coffee as saying that he explained to the minister of Turkey, the issue of the export of oil revenues and auditing is still under the supervision of the United Nations under UN Security Council resolutions, «and therefore can not open an account for the export of crude oil, but within this mechanism at the expense of the central reserve and under the supervision of the United United ». He Laibi The Turkish minister expressed his understanding of the Iraqi point of view.
The Iraqi minister revealed that he is scheduled to hold a meeting next Wednesday between the federal government in Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq's «Search details» he said, adding: «We hope to reach a solution in the interest of everyone».
It was Hussain al-Shahristani, Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister for Energy, announced last week in Tokyo that the federal government does not object to export oil through Turkey, Kurdistan, provided that the export under the supervision of the federal government.
Economic Committee Member expects zeros to drop from currency by early 2015
Posted: December 22, 2013
Member of the Committee expected the economy and investment representative Aziz Sharif al-mayahi project raise zeros from the local currency early 2015.
The Central Bank of Iraq more than two years studying the issue of lifting the zeros of the Iraqi currency but until now did not take firm decision on this matter.
Mayahi said each agency Iraq IGN today that “raise zeros from the local currency has no negative impact on the economic situation in the country, adding that” not to raise zeros is a preoccupation of the political blocs to preparations for elections to the House of representatives. “
“The project raise zeros from the currency will be by early 2015.
The Cabinet decided in its meeting held on 10 April to wait at apply the deletion of zeros from the local currency to further notice.
The Iraqi Central Bank, the Bank adviser said the appearance of Mohammed Saleh, confirmed to IGN need Iraq to an administrative reform of the currency, and that the deletion of zeros is a part of the country’s administrative reform process, in order to reduce the cost of cash transactions in the economic process, in addition to the need to provide money to small categories used in the trading of small transactions daily.
The officials at the Central Bank, in addition to some politicians and economists urged the Government to delete the zeros from the currency and issued new currency with large cash categories, in addition to having small coins.
And observers say that the Government intended to delete zeros from the currency as a step towards improving the purchasing power of the Iraqi dinar, but economists underestimated the importance of this step, saying that the cost of raising the zeros will be greater than the benefit of raising zeros.
*** I heard said recently by an investment " guru " that one will know that a country is about to devalue it's currency right after there is a denial that hey are going to devalue their currency. Perhaps that statement is also true of a revaluation upward. ***
Iraq’s Oil Minister to visit Kuwait soon to discuss the file management of common fields
Posted: December 22, 2013
Sunday, 22 November / 1 December 2013 09:41
Visiting Iraqi Oil Minister Abdul-Karim and coffee Kuwait soon to discuss the file management of common fields between the two countries.
Detection and Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Khaled Al-Jarallah Kuwait in a press statement about “a planned visit by a coffee to Kuwait to discuss the mechanism for the implementation of the common fields between the two countries that took place recently.”
And witnessed the formal relations between Iraq and Kuwait developments described as positive over the past months, to end the outstanding issues between the two countries, especially after the withdrawal of Iraq from international sanctions imposed on it in the seventh item, by the UN Security Council and the signing of several agreements and memoranda of understanding between the two countries.
He described Jarallah agreement regarding the common fields as important and represent a strategic topic of Kuwait and Iraq, and said, “We are optimistic about the understanding with our brothers in Iraq, including with the implementation of this agreement.”
The Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry has revealed in 15 of the last June near the adoption of a memorandum of understanding with Iraq about joint oil fields between the two countries.
It is said that oil fields stretching on both sides of the border, Iraq – Kuwait, which painted a decision issued by a committee of the United Nations in 1993, and was approved by Iraq and Kuwait, but Iraqi politicians and some in the government does not Evtún from time to question the fairness of the circumstances in which painted the border . They call for the renegotiation of the will, which may occur to any oil deal in the future.
In northern Kuwait, a group of oil fields, most notably Raudhatain and Bahra and Sabriyah, in southern Iraq fields Zubair, Qurna and the island of crazy, and there is an important field extends into the territory of the two countries from north to south, and is located to the west of the port Safwan Al Abdali border, launches Kuwait on the inside in the territory Ratqah name and called the name of Iraq Rumaila. The agreement on this field, the most important difficulties oil cooperation is talking about officials of the two countries.
Maliki determines one week to eliminate al-Qaeda in Anbar desert
22-12-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Alsumaria News / Anbar
A source-led military operations desert island, Sunday, that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki identified one week to eliminate the al-Qaida area Anbar desert, noting that he will oversee military operations in that desert by himself, as he emphasized that these operations resulted in up to now, the killing and wounding a number of militants and the arrest of five others.
The source said in an interview for "Alsumaria News", that "the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Nouri al-Maliki identified one week to eliminate al-Qaeda in the desert areas in Anbar province," noting that "al-Maliki personally supervise the conduct of the military operation to those regions, where contact with leaders of the army For the second time in eight hours. "
The source, who asked not to be named, said that "combat helicopters came to the province, and began pounding militants pool areas," adding that it "managed to destroy seven four-wheel drive vehicles belonging to the base in the middle of a desert area 160 Anbar."
The source added that "these operations resulted in up to now about the killing of a leading role in organizing Daash and the arrest of five gunmen, one of them a Syrian named Abu Ahmed Syrian and wounding others of them did not know how many yet, as well as the destruction of Tank basins and seven cars."
Saw Anbar province, on Saturday (December 21, 2013), killing 16 military of the seventh division while they raided a den follower of al-Qaeda in the region of Shiite mosques within the Valley Horan (420 km west of Anbar), including the commander of the seventh division in the Army, Maj. Gen. Mohammed spherical and assistant commander First Brigade of the band, Brigadier Muhammad Nauman, along with the killing of two brigades warrants and four colonels and three other officers with the rank of captain and two majors, as well as militarily least 35 injured, mostly soldiers.
Began with the impact of the security forces conducted military operations "widespread" in the desert of Anbar, entered combat pieces belonging to the band and the seventh first division of the Iraqi army with support from military helicopters.
Najafi: Iraq's stability depends on the balance and change soon.
Sunday 22 December 2013
Alsumaria News / Nineveh
The president of the House of Representatives Osama Najafi, that the stability of Iraq depends on the achievement of partnership and balance, indicating that the coming days will witness a real change, while stressing the governor of Nineveh Ethel Nujaifi said Nineveh lives since the invasion, and even now Altmiizin between national and sectarian.
Nujaifi said in a speech during a meeting with a number of tribal elders and notables of Nineveh, and attended "Alsumaria News", that "the country over the difficult times since the invasion, and even now, and saw the actions outside the framework of the partnership assets and shared history," adding that "Iraq will not be built and will not settle unless The balance of the company and ensure the rights of Nineveh, which did not give her up now. "
He added, Najafi said that "the sons of Nineveh are the faces of people and role models and the people of patience and fortitude in these difficult days and that the crisis would drag on and will not be patient much until things change," he said, adding that "the coming days will witness a real change bodes well and be the word of Nineveh and clear in the path of Iraq and returned the rights and justice people, especially the oppressed and marginalized people in prison who do not accept a lot of departments and institutions for sectarian reasons or zonal or narrow partisan. "
He called Najafi notables Mosul and elders to "be a role model for people and Aigblon Balzlp, because who wants to humiliate Mosul break whoever he is," pointing out that "Nineveh made a lot of Iraq either martyrs or experience, efficiency and fidelity over decades, but over the centuries ".
For his part, the governor of Nineveh ethyl Najafi said in his speech during the meeting, said that "Nineveh lives since the invasion, and even now among Kmastein first national discrimination and other sectarian," noting that "there is a new vision prevailed in Iraq is the exclusion of the province for the overall situation in Iraq and make it in the rear lines" .
The House Speaker Osama Najafi participated, on Saturday (December 21, 2013), the Conference of the clan was held in Hotel Nineveh international north of Mosul, in the presence of MPs Nabil Hrbo and Staff Zebari and Mohammad Iqbal and Knight Sangaree eg sound, as well as conservative ethyl Najafi and the number of officials of the province , in order to highlight the role of the tribes to urge the people of Iraq to participate in the elections.
The Central Bank has notice from the Bank for international settlements in Basel to accept deposits of Iraq
22-12-2013 01:47 PM
Baghdad (newsletter).The CBI has received notice from the Bank for international settlements in Basel during which he expressed his readiness to accept additional deposits of Iraq has in balancing bank reconciliations for 2014.According to a statement by the Central Bank received (News Agency), a copy of: the Central Bank of Iraq had received notice from the Bank for international settlements in Basel during which he expressed his readiness to accept additional deposits of Iraq has in balancing bank reconciliations for 2014.It said: this action will contribute to the achievement of better returns to Iraq with funds maintained in safe places so that the bis is an international organization of central banks to strengthen financial cooperation and global funding and serves as a Bank for central banks and is subject to any government accountability and based in Basel Switzerland./finished/LM