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    " The Daily Dinar ", Saturday, 17 May 2014

    It is EVICT MALIKI DAY + SEVENTEEN (17) or " E - M DAY +17 ".

    The countdown to election day is over. Will Maliki be evicted ? The coming days will be telling. First, we await the tabulation of votes, ........... [ Announced the Electoral Commission for elections, ....... "the counting and sorting operations will end on Saturday or Sunday of next week," likely " the results were announced during the one day next week."
    http://translate.googleusercontent.c...#ixzz31rRUv3PJ ]
    .............. challenges and appeals must run their course, and then we should have a certification of the results and know which cluster received a plurality of the vote. AND / BUT : He also called on the political entities to wait for the official results of the elections, which the commission will announce in an official statement at the end of May or early June. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/orig...#ixzz31pZsOwmF

    BUT, BUT, NOW :

    IHEC: the elections results after two days
    17/05/2014 08:46:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / The Independent High Electoral Commission IHEC said it will announce the election results during the next two days .

    The head of the electoral administration in the IHEC, Miqdad Sharifi told the National Iraqi News Agency/ NINA / "The IHEC will announce the results of the elections within the next two days after the process of counting about to be completed in addition to many of the complaints were resolved."

    He added, "The Commission will hold a press conference later today to show the latest developments on the operations of counting and clarify other things ."

    The parliamentary elections was held in April 30, with a turnout of 62 %, according to a statement by the Electoral Commission in its latest report .


    " After the conclusion of national elections, the Iraqi constitution stipulates that the CoR ( Council of Representatives / Parliament ) will vote for senior positions in the Iraqi government, including the President, the Prime Minister and his deputies, and the cabinet. Although each CoR ( Council of Representatives / Parliament ) member contributes an individual vote, in practice this voting occurs only after an agreement has been reached among the senior leaders of the political groups, invoking party loyalty and voting discipline thereafter. The selection of the cabinet requires an absolute majority of the CoR ( Council of Representatives / Parliament ) members’ votes (165 votes). In the final negotiations over government formation, even small groups can play a decisive role if they are able to provide the last few votes a governing coalition needs to clear this constitutional hurdle. "

    REMEMBER, ............... Following the last election the new parliament opened on 14 June 2010 after the election on March 7th. Iraq set a record for the longest period of time without a government which lasted for about ten (10) months.


    READ " Can Maliki stay in power despite election losses? " AT http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=65945

    " The Iraqi Constitution says that the election of Iraq’s President should take place before the Prime Minister is chosen. The President needs to be chosen by a two-thirds majority in Parliament – and it is here that al-Maliki, if he can gain the support of a third of the newly elected MPs, will be able to disrupt proceedings and force his opponents to negotiate with him." , and ....................................

    " So how will al-Maliki get the support of one-third of the newly elected MPs? Preliminary results indicate that he may win around 75 seats, and possibly he will also be able to claim another 15 seats won by smaller Shiite Muslim parties that support him. But the real answer is that, unexpectedly, he may well be supported by a number of smaller Sunni Muslim parties. ", and ....................

    " Doubtless the haggling over who rules Iraq will take many months. And this will not have any impact on al-Maliki who will continue to head a caretaker government until positions can be filled. Al-Maliki’s government will be able to act in relatively unrestricted way during this time and it is possible that the Prime Minister and his party can use this to their advantage, to formulate bargaining chips and enticements for potential coalition partners. " ....................... http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=65945

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    Barzani meets with Kurdish parties

    All political blocs, but state of law want to form a partnership government

    BAGHDAD / NINA /The independent of the Kurdistan Alliance MP, Mahmoud Othman said that all political blocs except the state of law want to form a partnership and consensus government , because they fear the robbery of power in the light of the country 's lack of democracy .

    He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / The Kurdish parties will meet today under the chairmanship of the region's president , Massoud Barzani, to take a unified decision on the Alliance of Kurdistan's future alliances, pointing out that Barzani has the right to give his opinion about the outstanding problems with the central government , particularly with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

    Othman reiterated his assertion that there is no democracy in the country, adding that all the political blocs except State of Law coalition want to form a government of national partnership and participation, not for the meaning of partnership , but out of fear of authority .

    He pointed out that the fear of authority pays the political blocs not to accept being opposition in parliament , because they say staying in the parliament as opposition will make them subjected to arrest .



    Barzani meets with Kurdish parties

    17/05/2014 12:31:00

    Arbil / NINA / The meeting of President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani with the representatives of the Kurdish parties began on Saturday afternoon 17, May.

    A Kurdish source told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / today that "the meeting, which was attended by representatives of all the Kurdish parties, will discuss a unified Kurdish position towards the formation of the next Iraqi government."


    *** Barzani is rightfully concerned about Maliki " mining " for support amongst the Kurds, especially the recently disappointed PUK, Talabani's bloc, who are looking for political alliances themselves, just as Maliki has been seeking with disaffected Sunni groups, likely promising many things to the unhappy political groups that he will never deliver upon, all in an effort to extend his " incumbency " ; See : " Can Maliki stay in power despite election losses? " Analysis suggests Iraqi PM will now try to round up handful of independent Sunni Muslim MPs for support despite facing armed struggle against him in some Sunni areas.
    http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=65945 ***


    BREAKING NEWS. Massoud Barzani, A unified Kurdish delegation to Baghdad to negotiate the formation of the next government.

    17/05/2014 15:49:00

    Arbil / Nina /--A well acquainted Kurdish source said to NINA : " today that President of Kurdistan region , Massoud Barzani, met representatives of all Kurdish parties in Arbil this afternoon to reach an agreement on the formation of a united Kurdish delegation to negotiate in Baghdad with the political parties the formation of the next government. "/


    and ( from a friend )

    Barzani seeks to unify the Kurdish position in Baghdad

    5/17/2014 0:30

    Rejected a request respond to amend the law on the presidency of the region Erbil Shirzad Shaikhani refused Massoud Barzani, Kurdistan's president received a request from the delegation Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, headed by Dr. Barham Salih, who visited the presidential headquarters Bmsif Salahuddin response about legal amendment, which was conducted on the presidency of the region and the Law issued by the Kurdistan Parliament on Naming charged with forming a government of the region, and sources close to him "that Barzani sees that it is not a defect in the legal amendment, so they will endorse it as stipulated by the law."

    The parliament of Kurdistan and because of the long delay to announce the formation of a new government by the candidate of the Democratic Party of Kurdistan Barzani result of not naming the National Union for the candidate for vice president, acknowledged Tuesday last legally to modify paragraph on naming the prime minister and his deputy by the parliament, and to retain the name of the presidential candidate of the government without his deputy, and sent the text of the law to the presidency of the region for the purpose of endorsing it in order to get out of the crisis of the current government.

    It was the law of the presidency, which was enacted early nineties of the last century, and in order to share power equally between the two main parties (KDP and the Patriotic Union), who have dominated power in the Kurdistan Region, provides for the designation of Parliament for party candidates for the posts of president and vice-president of the government, so that the law did not allow the absence of one at the issuance of the mandate parliamentary, but the recent amendment, which was conducted on the law allowed to nominate the president without his deputy, and this is what sparked objection National Union, which still insists on being the second power region.

    According to a parliamentary source high-level source told the "morning" that the Presidency of the Parliament awaits the president's signature Barzani on the law in order to proceed immediately to call for an emergency session to name the prime minister and end this crisis. "

    In the meantime preparing regional president Massoud Barzani, to hold an expanded meeting with the political parties in Kurdistan after meeting solo with both head of the MDC Nushirwan Mustafa delegation Patriotic Union headed by Barham Salih, and to consult with them about the mechanism of the unification of the Kurdish position in Baghdad, seeking the restoration of the house of the Kurdish and prepare to enter the next government in Baghdad. was Barzani, the president of the MDC had met Thursday Headquarters presidential and they discussed about many of the issues relating to the political situation the year, in the forefront of the unification of the Kurdish position in Baghdad.

    And revealed the leadership of the movement of change Mohammed Tawfiq Rahim, president of the Chamber of diplomatic relations aspect of those talks, saying that "the meeting was devoted to discuss the benefits the next stage and plan the Kurdish leadership to deal with the powers and Iraqi factions during the next four years, and agreed views of the parties on the formation of a working group unified includes all parties and develop a program Set it to ensure better performance of the Kurdish bloc in Baghdad, and the plan includes the development of mechanisms to negotiate terms and conditions with other Iraqi parties in order to ensure real participation of the Kurds in the management of the affairs of the country. "

    " We have parties also agreed on the need to move away from the pursuit of interests and partisan advantage in Baghdad, and pay more attention to national interests and demands of the Kurdish core, as we have in previous years, we call for the development of a specific work program to deal with the political forces in Baghdad and deal with it on the basis of the government's program and distance for partisan advantage, we are still at this position and insist on the importance of dealing with the next government on the basis of its program, "he added "Even if the Kurds got to eight ministries, they will remain a minority, and therefore the program is important to the government, not the number of ministries and positions Christtlunha there."



    At Erbil Meeting Kurds Set Preconditions for Dealing with Baghdad
    By RUDAW

    Another highlight of the meeting under President Barzani was that Iraq’s presidency should remain in the hands of the Kurds.

    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—Leaders of political parties in Kurdistan concluded a meeting with President Massoud Barzani on Saturday in which they seem to have drawn a plan for how to deal with the central government and expedite the formation of a new cabinet in Erbil.

    According to Rebwar Sayid Gul, a senior leader of the Islamic Union (Yekgirtu) who attended the meeting, the Kurdish leaders were united in their opposition to Nouri al-Maliki’s third term as Iraq’s prime minister.

    “The leaders have decided that if Maliki is nominated for a third term, the Kurds will hold a referendum on independence and separation from Iraq,” Sayid Gul told Rudaw.

    Sayid Gul said that the referendum will also include the disputed territories between the Kurdistan Region in the north and the rest of Iraq.

    Another highlight of the meeting under President Barzani was that Iraq’s presidency should remain in the hands of the Kurds.

    The Iraqi constitution gives the Kurds the right of participation in the Iraqi government and parliament. In 2005, Jalal Talabani, the leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) was elected Iraq’s president.

    In the past two weeks members of Maliki’s State of Law coalition had reached out to the Kurds with conciliatory notes, hoping to draw them into the Iraqi government. But the Kurds, particularly the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) have deep suspicions about the Iraqi prime minister, judging from his actions in the past four years.

    Hence in Saturday’s meeting the leaders agreed on setting up a special committee for negotiations with Baghdad with a long list of preconditions.

    “The committee will talk to all Iraqi factions interested in negotiations, for the sake of reaching an agreement that would improve Iraq’s situation and end tensions and troubles caused by wrong policies of marginalization,” said a joint statement by eight Kurdish parties following their gathering.

    This sounds like rebuffing Maliki’s bloc who wished to brush aside other Arab parties and monopolize all talks with the Kurds.

    The joint statement said that Kurdish parties will “Approach Baghdad with one voice and seek a greater role for the Kurds in Iraq.”

    Meanwhile eight months of talks between Kurdish parties on forming the new cabinet of government in Erbil also seem to be drawing to a close, with the PUK agreeing to fill the post of deputy prime minister.

    At the end of a meeting between PUK leaders and the Islamic League (Komal), Mala Bakhtyar, a senior PUK leader said that his party will announce the name of its candidate for the post in the next two days.

    According to PUK official Rebaz Birkoti, the son of party leader Qubad Talabani is his party’s preferred choice for the post of deputy prime minister.



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    MP: Kurdish political parties will not deal with al-Maliki individually

    Saturday, 17 May 2014 13:38

    Shafaq News / MP from Kurdistan Alliance ruled out on Saturday , that the Kurdish parties would deal with the State of Law coalition led by Prime Minister , Nuri al-Maliki away from Kurdistan Alliance for fear from its masses , adding that the interest of the Kurds is to deal with Baghdad as a one bloc to keep their benefits .

    While President of Kurdistan Region , Massoud Barzani and Chairman of Change , Nushirwan Mustafa announced after their meeting last Thursday , that the Kurds will go to Baghdad in " one power ," while Iraqi media circulated the existence of understandings between the State of Law coalition and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan , led by Iraqi President ,Jalal Talabani .

    Abdul Hamid Baffy said in an interview with " Shafaq News " , that “ through political follow-up of Iraqi affairs and the movements of al-Maliki, during the last period , it has been found that he " always tries to split the ranks of political opponents and antagonize them in various ways ," adding that “ this is what he did with all the blocs except Kurdish blocs that " did not fall under his will ."

    He added that if the Kurdish parties want to cooperate with al-Maliki , they fear from their masses , because the people of Kurdistan suffered during the last period on the era of the former regime for the genocides recognized by the High Criminal Court .

    He explained that it is hard for a Kurdish personal or a particular party in Kurdistan to cooperate with Maliki ans he is being " hostile " to Kurdistan people, pointing out that the " economic war " of Maliki against the people of Kurdistan is not less than Saddam's wars against the Kurds .

    Baffy believed that it is the interest of the Kurds to deal with Baghdad as a single bloc , stressing that if Maliki could disperse among the people of Kurdistan , they will lose all they have accomplished and what they have gained during periods of Peshmarga struggle through revolutions and struggles



    Kurds cut off the road early on al-Maliki to form a government majority

    Sun May 18 2014 06:58 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Baghdad: Hamza Mustafa - Erbil: Muhammad Zangana
    Strengthened the Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani his negotiating position strongly banner, about the Iraqi Prime Minister and leader of a coalition of state law on the formation of the next government, at a time when it declared the Electoral Commission for elections that will be tomorrow, Monday, the deadline for the announcement of the results.
    A spokesman for the Kurdistan Alliance bloc pro-Tayeb told the «Middle East» «Kurdistan Region President chaired a meeting today (yesterday) blocks and forces and Kurdish parties, whether to participate in elections or that did not participate, which is in addition to the Kurdistan Democratic Party, both of Union PUK, and the MDC, and the Islamic group, the Islamic Union, and other Kurdish parties, has been agreed to form a joint delegation negotiated within the framework of a single team for negotiations with Baghdad on participation in the next government ».

    He said the good that «the decision taken by the meeting, which brought together the various forces and Kurdish parties, has cut the road in front of all the attempts that had bet on a split in the front row of the Kurdish (in reference to what was announced by a number of leaders of the State of Law coalition led by al-Maliki that the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) which is led by President Jalal Talabani can be enrolled in a government formed by a political majority Maliki) about the next government and the principle of partnership », adding that« both had gambled that will develop disappointed ».

    The good that «with the Kurds conditions will they come up on all parliamentary blocs of winning the election for the formation of a strong partnership, not a majority government policy as some wish».

    It showed the presidency of the Kurdistan region in a statement, that the meeting, which brought together these parties was the emphasis on the «unity of political discourse Kurdish regarding the electoral deadlines for the Kurds in Iraq, in addition to the attempt to sign a historic agreement to improve the situation in Iraq in general and to address all outstanding issues between the province and Baghdad» . The statement also stressed that the meeting stressed the «maintain the unity of the Kurds, especially in dealing with the outstanding issues with Baghdad, and also asked the participants of the Electoral Commission for elections to speed up the announcement of the results».

    The head of the Kurdistan Toilers Party told «Middle East», that the meeting «was in a positive atmosphere», where he was a talk about a lot of important issues, noting that «it was acknowledged, and unanimously, to form a list of a united Kurdish political discourse, and one in dealing With this stage ». Come and unified Kurdish position, which form a major blow to the ambitions of state law, to coax one of the parties on the eve of the Declaration of the Electoral Commission that it will announce the final results of the elections tomorrow. For his part, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners Serbst Mustafa during a joint news conference with the head of the electoral administration Miqdad Sharifi yesterday in Baghdad, said that «the electoral process took place in the presence of agents of political entities and local and international observers, and all of them raised their reports of what they saw in the voting public and private polling abroad». He added that «the Commission pursuant led by exceptional coverage of more than 60 thousand polling stations and recruitment and training of more than 400 thousand employees ballot, in addition to the new measures adopted by the Commission during these elections». For his part, the President of the electoral district in the Commission Miqdad Sharifi at the conference that «the delay announcement of the results is not due to the Commission», pointing out that we «We have completed 15 provinces, four days before, and we have problems in the provinces of Kirkuk, Salahuddin and Nineveh, including the problem of displaced people in the counting Vote ». He added that «in Kirkuk there are grievances, and all entities to make a complaint against the other, and can not announce the results of an initial partial unless we have completed all the provinces, and it was possible to announce the preliminary results of 85 per cent a week ago, but the Board of Commissioners felt the indivisibility announcement Results ». In the context of the positions adopted by the political blocs of the concepts of the majority of political and national partnership, confirmed the National List led by Iyad Allawi, that «the position that we expressed it (not the third term) because the two states, the first and second, were unsuccessful, and therefore, it is difficult to acceptance by repeating experience of failure for the third time ». Said Hadi Dalimy political adviser to the leader of the list Iyad Allawi told the «Middle East» that «everyone to respect the will of Parliament and the political blocs that have declared all its disapproval of the third term and the need for real change», indicating that «the most important issue is that we do not want to change the faces only, but we want to change the curriculum and management after a series of experiments failed, after it proved al-Maliki that he was maker crises and not the maker of solutions, which requires the production of a new government, not on the basis of the majority, which wants al-Maliki after realizing his failure in the possibility of acceptance in the national space, but we Government to adopt the principle of a strong partnership genuine national reconciliation and begin the process of construction and reconstruction ». He explained that «the position of the blocks that he met Dr. Allawi were all in favor of it, and we hope to be consistent with the stated positions of its own internal».

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    Lakash reveals using 40 IQD Billion from Budget in electoral propaganda

    Lakash reveals using 40 IQD Billion from Budget in electoral propaganda

    Saturday, 17 May 2014 13:14

    Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Mohammed al-Lakash, of the Citizen bloc revealed that 40 IQD Billion were stolen from the Budget law and used in the electoral propaganda."

    Speaking to All Iraq News Agency (AIN), he said "There are more than 40 IQD Billion were stolen from the Budget law and used in the electoral propaganda."

    "The financial statements that have to be attached with the Budget law were not delivered by the MPs," he concluded.


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    Mashkoor expects next parliament to be different from previous one

    Mashkoor expects next parliament to be different from previous one

    Saturday, 17 May 2014 11:11

    Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Mohamed al-Mashkoor, of the Citizen bloc expexted the next parliament to be different from the current.

    He stated to Alforat News Agency (Forat) "The mistakes commited in the previous stage will oblige the next parliament to change its method."

    "The next alliances will be built on firm principlas by all sides and the next Premier's performance will be monitered by the Iraqi National Alliance," he concluded.


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    Head of the Iraqi judiciary visits Iran

    17/05/2014 13:12:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / The President of the Federal Supreme Court, Medhat al-Mahmoud is to arrive to the Iranian capital Tehran, heading a significant Iraqi judicial delegation.

    IRNA cited that the visit comes in response to an invitation by head of the judiciary in Iran , Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani . " .

    IRNA added that Mahmoud will meet, during the visit, which lasts four days, senior Iranian officials , including the head of the judiciary, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice to discuss judicial issues and strengthen cooperation in this area ."

    IRNA continued, "The delegation will also meet with President Hassan Rohani and Speaker Ali Larijani and President of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, separately."



    Medhat al-Mahmoud arrives in Tehran

    17/05/2014 19:28:00

    Tehran / NINA/ Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council, "Medhat al-Mahmoud arrived on Saturday to the Iranian capital Tehran at the head of a large court delegation.

    The reporter of the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / said that the delegation will meet during his 4-day visit, senior Iranian officials, most notably President Hassan Rohani, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, head of the Expediency Council Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in addition to the head of the judicial Sadeq Amily Larijani.

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    Re: " The Daily Dinar ", Saturday, 17 May 2014

    Currency Auctions

    Announcement No. (2674)

    The latest daily currency auction was held in the Central Bank of Iraq on the 17-5-2014 results were as follows:

    Details Notes
    Number of banks 8
    Auction price selling dinar / US$ 1166
    Auction price buying dinar / US$ -----
    Amount sold at auction price (US$) 92,308,000
    Amount purchased at Auction price (US$) -----
    Total offers for buying (US$) 92,308,000
    Total offers for selling (US$) -----

    Exchange rates ( * 1,222 Market Rate : http://www.cbi.iq/documents/CBI_FORE...E_AUCTIONS.pdf )


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    Iraqi Kurdistan economy suffers amid budget dispute with Baghdad

    Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has disclosed for the first time the negative consequences that the economy of the region has been suffering from, after the central government cut the annual financial allocations approved under the constitution. This step resulted in a decline of the volume of foreign and domestic investment of $7 billion during the first half of last year, and $1 billion this year, while the trade rate fell by half.

    Summary⎙ Print The economy of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region has suffered from the effects of the budget dispute between Baghdad and Erbil.

    Author Nassir al-Hassoun

    Posted May 16, 2014

    Translator(s)Sami-Joe Abboud

    Original Article اقرا المقال الأصلي باللغة العربية

    “The import and export rates fell to 50% over the past six months, i.e. their lowest rate, due to the political conflict, the postponement of the formation of the regional government and the failure of the central government to send the annual budget to the region,” said Yassin Rashid, an official in the Kurdistan Investors Union.

    Following the adoption of a new investment law, the region has attracted large amounts of capital from Arab and foreign countries to its cities, which are now deemed to be the most prosperous and open to the global economy compared to the rest of Iraq’s cities.

    “The bankruptcy of banks, the delay in paying salaries, the cessation of projects, the failure to adopt the Iraqi budget and the delay of credits to contractors are the main reasons behind the decline of import and export by 50% compared to the first half of last year,” he added.

    Rashid said, “There are other reasons that led to the deepening of the economic crisis, including the intensification of the conflict between Baghdad and the Kurdistan Region, the delay in forming the government and the financial instability in neighboring countries.” He said, “A delegation from the Investors Union will visit Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani in the coming days to discuss the economic conditions of the region.”

    The city of Sulaimaniyah witnessed in the past two days protests and road blocks on the part of government officials to condemn the delay in disbursing salaries.

    The Ministry of Finance and Economy in the region announced that a US diplomatic delegation representing the US Embassy in Baghdad and its consulate in Erbil visited the headquarters of the ministry in order to closely monitor the economic and financial situation and the crisis of Baghdad’s abstinence from sending the budget to Erbil.

    The ministry said in a statement, “The economic adviser to the US Embassy in Baghdad, Robin Matthewman, met with the representative of the Kurdistan Region’s Finance Minister Rashid Tahir to discuss the economic situation and the conflicts between the central government and the KRG, which result from the central government’s abstinence from sending the budget and salaries of employees to the region.”

    “Tahir highlighted the problems, most notably the lack of commitment of the Baghdad government to the constitution and the use of the budget as a pressure card on the region,” the statement added. It further stated, “It has been years since the Baghdad government last sent the region’s budget, which amounts to 17% of the general Iraqi budget. Instead, the central government was deducting up to 6% of the allocated 17% under the pretext that it was deducting the sovereign and governing expenditure from this percentage, which negatively affects the recovery of the infrastructure of the region’s government.”

    The KRG pointed out, “Baghdad cut off the funds allocated to the salaries of state employees, which led to a crisis in liquidity and an inability to pay salaries, which, in turn led employees of ministries and official departments to wage protests and sit-ins.”

    The origin of the dispute is the lack of agreement between Baghdad and Erbil on ways to export Kurdistan’s oil to foreign markets and including it in the general budget for this year. Baghdad is demanding the region to export 400,000 barrels of oil per day through the Iraqi State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) and deposit the relevant revenues in an account in the Central Bank of Iraq-Development Fund for Iraq based in New York, otherwise it would deduct the equivalent amount from the region’s share in the general budget. Erbil rejected this demand and deemed it as sheer political pressure. It has instead offered to export 100,000 barrels per day, but this proposal was, in turn, rejected by Baghdad and has not been applied so far.

    Leader of the Kurdistan Alliance Najeebeh Najib said in a statement to Al-Hayat, “It has been three months in a row that the [state] employees of the region have not been paid. Moreover, the lack of liquidity has led to a state of recession at the level of trade and services. This, in turn, caused a suffocating crisis in the markets and a decline in imports. It has also instilled concerns about any further degeneration of the situation.”

    “This crisis will be soon over, as the Baghdad government has fabricated it to use it as a pressure card and win the elections, which are over now,” Najib predicted.

    For his part, Barzani said in a TV interview concerning Baghdad’s continued withholding of financial allocations, “Those who are reducing the Kurdistan budget will pay for such [a] decision. If they believe that reducing the budget and blackmailing us would prevent the Kurds from demanding their legitimate rights, then they are wrong.”


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    Kurdistan denies sale oil to Israel

    17/05/2014 08:56:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / The spokesman for the Kurdistan Alliance, Moaid al-Tayyib denied that the Kurdistan Regional Government has exported oil to Israel without the central government knowledge , stressing , that all published materials in the media on this topic are baseless and aimed to destabilize the country's security .

    Al-Tayyib in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "The Ministry of Natural Resources in Kurdistan will not sell one barrel to Israel," saying that "the provincial government is committed to the Iraqi foreign policy as being a part of Iraq, and does not deal with a state does not have diplomatic relations with Iraq. "

    He added , "The quantity of oil in the port of Ceyhan is known to everyone and will not be sold to Turkey or Israel," pointing out that "Turkey awaits an agreement between the governments in Baghdad and Erbil and an end to internal disputes or export oil to Turkey."

    He said that " sale of oil in Iraq is under strict supervision by the / OPEC / and other international organizations that monitor the production and sale of oil at any spot in the world , stressing that the purpose of this news is to mislead the public opinion and propaganda for interns in the political process . "

    It is mentioned that / Reuters / has revealed that Israel imports crude oil from Iraq's Kurdistan region .

    The agency quoted sources in the oil sector and sources follow paths of ships that at least four shipments of crude oil from Kurdistan arrived in Israel since the beginning of this year after two more shipments have arrived in the country last summer . Israeli sources did not confirm this report.

    Baghdad government claims that the independent oil deals held by the Kurdistan Regional Government are illegal.


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    Source: Maliki agrees not to run for third term conditions ..

    Author: 05/16/2014 eleven thirteen a.m. PM Number of Views: 1025

    Orbit - Follow-up / A source in the National Alliance, that the head of a coalition of state law, Nuri al-Maliki agreed to a demand blocks the coalition's rejection of the third term for him. quoted websites source as saying 'that the Prime Minister of the outgoing realized that winning a third term is impossible after obtaining his coalition less than 80 parliamentary seats, according to results supplied by the Electoral Commission for elections. ' added 'that the greatest fear Maliki is the prosecution and legal resulting from the mishandling of the government during the last four years and of administrative and financial corruption that accompanied the work which exceeds 300 billion dollars.' said the source ' The president of a coalition of state law, peace coalition parties the main document waiving conditional, and the most important clauses not prosecuted and legally with 15 leading figure of the Dawa party, including the Director of Real Estate State in the Green Zone, Ahmed Nouri al-Maliki and senior agent of the Ministry of the Interior Adnan al-Asadi, in addition to close the file of the Minister of Commerce, former Abdul Falah al-Sudani final. ' good-Maliki, according to the same source, the leaders of the Shiite forces between the acceptance of its terms or defections from the National Alliance, to form an alliance between the state law and a number of political forces other small. noted that the political body of the National Alliance met last Monday, its components all, and in the presence of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in the office of President of the Alliance, Ibrahim al-Jaafari.


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    Biden assures owners of the importance of a new parliament that combines all parts of the country
    09:20:17 / 05/2014

    Khandan - Vice President Joe Biden, in a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, importance of a parliament of a new Iraqi combines all parts of the country in light of what is facing the country's challenges. According to the White House, Biden congratulated the Iraqi people for his participation in the elections Parliamentary and stressed the importance of having a new parliament combines different parts of the country due to the many challenges facing Iraq. spoke both sides about the security situation in Anbar, Biden stressed the importance of moving approach comprehensive include political and security matters that are in line with the goal of getting support and local cooperation. welcomed Vice U.S. President initiatives put forward to mobilize the people against the organization "Daash", and urged the Iraqi government to ensure that the implemented battle hard against terrorism, in a way to protect civilians and abide by the rule of law. renewed Biden and Maliki confirm the long-term partnership between Iraq and the United States in line with the Strategic Framework Agreement, including a commitment to coordination in the fight against "Daash", which represents a threat to the entire region. (UPI)


    Biden calls for Maliki to protect civilians in Anbar and resolve political crisis

    Saturday 0.17 May 0.2014

    Vice President Joe Biden, on Saturday, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to "ensure the protection" of civilians during military battles taking place in Anbar province, and stressed the need to seek a political solution to the crisis, while he welcomed the initiatives of the "mobilization" against the organization ( Daash).

    The White House said in a statement today, "U.S. Vice President Joe Biden held a telephone call with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, on Friday evening," noting that "the call highlighted the importance of counter-terrorism efforts being made ​​by the Iraqi government in its war against al-Islamic state in Iraq and the Levant. "
    added the White House that "Biden urged the Iraqi government strongly to ensure the protection of civilians during the battle difficult being waged against terrorism in response to the provisions of the law," stressing "the importance of seeking the efforts to reach a solution includes political opinion with the security measures that aim to attract attribution Local and cooperation. "

    noted the White House that "the U.S. Vice President welcomed the initiatives put forward now is to rally the public against the organization (Daash)," explaining that "the two leaders stressed the long-term partnership between Iraq and the United States in line with the strategic framework agreement common, including their commitment to cooperate in fighting against al Daash which poses a threat for the entire region. "

    explained White House that "Biden congratulated the Iraqi people for his parliamentary elections," stressing the importance of "elect a new parliament would gather the country together about the challenges faced by Iraq."
    He was the commander of the U.S. Central Command Lloyd Austin, announced Sunday (11 May 2014), his country's support for the Iraqi government's efforts in fighting organizations (Daash and al-Qaeda), indicating that the United States is ready to meet the needs of the Iraqi forces in terms of training and armament, and equipment to develop their potential in the fight against "terrorism."

    The Ministry of Defense, announced Sunday (11 May 2014), for cleansing areas of structures and residential complex and Naimi south of Fallujah organization (Daash), indicating that the Iraqi forces continue their military operations in all "courage and professionalism."

    The province of Anbar, based in the city of Ramadi, (110 km west of Baghdad), witness Since (the 21st of December 2013 the past), military operations and large-scale, to hunt down armed groups and organizations "terrorist", thus affecting the development of people and forced hundreds of thousands of them to flee outside the province or within, creating a tense and polarized sharply across Iraq as a result of what inflicted victims among civilians and military personnel as well as the role of citizens and the destruction of infrastructure.

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