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    " The Dinar Daily " , Monday, 30 June 2014

    It is EVICT MALIKI DAY + SIXTY (61) or " E - M DAY + 61 "

    PREVIOUSLY AND CONTINUING

    "..... despite the superiority of Maliki’s electoral coalition, the competing Shiite forces, the Kurds and the Sunnis, are together able to form a comfortable majority to prevent Maliki from remaining in office. "...................... Maliki likely fears that if he rushes to do business with parties outside the Shiite alliance, his Shiite rivals would do the same and that they may have a better chance to win over the Kurdish and Sunni forces, because there is a general consensus among them to not keep Maliki in power.

    At the same time, the rest of the Shiite groups fear that this consensus is not solid enough to withstand discussing the details, and that going alone to the Kurdish and Sunni forces may put them in a weak bargaining position and make them appear responsible for breaking Shiite unity.

    An important factor here are the choices that the Sunni and Kurdish forces will make. If the Sunnis and Kurds rush to form ethnic and sectarian alliances, then the Shiite alliance may do the same.

    Some are proposing scenarios such as replacing Maliki with another figure from the State of Law Coalition as a compromise to ensure the continuation of the Shiite alliance.

    [* a source said in a statement to the Agency ((eighth day)) that there is an agreement semi-final between the U.S. and Iran to take on Ahmed Chalabi as prime minister for the next government as a compromise candidate.]

    http://8th-day.com/?p=53272


    Yet, such a solution may come at a later stage, after the favored options by most parties have been exhausted.


    What is certain now is that a harsh negotiating season will [ * HAS ] begin [ * BEGUN ] as the conflict moves from its electoral aspect into the closed negotiating rooms and deals among the elite. - - from al Monitor

    Generally, all are " waiting for the National Alliance to name its candidate, formally , to start negotiate with him. "

    Citizen Coalition: National Alliance did not discuss formally so far any candidate to lead the next government

    26/06/2014 09:22:00

    The recent period has witnessed a number of statements to many MPs about the nomination of a number of personalities to fill the post of Prime Minister, among them (Adel Abdul-Mahdi, Ahmed Chalabi, in addition to State of Law's candidate, the current Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

    http://www.ninanews.com/english/News...ar95_VQ=HFEHME

    and

    Turfi: INA's nominee for PM Post to satisfy all sides

    Thursday, 26 June 2014 11:14

    Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Habib al-Turfi, of the Citizen bloc, stated that the nominee of the Iraqi National Alliance for the Prime Minister Post will satisfy all sides.

    He stated to AIN "The next Prime Minister that will be from the INA will be elected by all the sides of INA and will satisfy all the political sides."

    http://www.alliraqnews.com/en/index....sfy-all-sides-

    and

    Sistani calls for agreement on "a new prime minister" before Tuesday's session

    BAGHDAD - Iraq Press -27 June:

    called religious authority Ali al-Sistani, on Friday, the political parties to agree on the next prime minister prior to the first session of the lawmakers next Tuesday.

    Sistani also called for agreement on the next head of the House of Representatives as well as the President of the Republic before the opening session of the Council.

    The representative of the reference, Sheikh Abdul Mahdi al-Karbalai during Friday prayers, in the city of Karbala, said that the choice of the three before the House of Representatives represents a "prelude to a political settlement, which seeks to everyone at the moment."

    And exposed Iraq's political leaders to mounting pressure to form a government representative of all communities in the country, from the United States, the biggest supporter of Iraq, which hopes to undermine such a government, the support received by the gunmen.

    It was al-Sistani called on June 13 to volunteer Ulkipaúa and defend the country and sanctuaries prompting tens of thousands to volunteer to join the security forces and support

    http://www.iraqpressagency.com/?p=71482&lang=ar

    Sunday, June 15th, 2014 20:58

    Legal: forming the next government will not take more than two months

    BAGHDAD / Baghdadi News / .. saw legal analyst, on Sunday that once the Federal Court approval on the results of the parliamentary elections will form the next government, expected to be formed within two months.

    He said legal analyst Tariq Harb said in an interview with / Baghdadi News /, that "the formation of the next government will not take more than two months," adding, that "everyone is awaiting the approval of the Federal Court on the results of the elections, which will be announced during the next two days." He added, "The first session of the House of Representatives will be the end of June or the first of next July," noting, that it is "as soon as the issuance of a presidential decree on the Vice President of the Republic calls its new deputies to hold a meeting in the House of Representatives." He continued, the war that "the real political movement will begin after the swearing in of constitutional Algesh first to the House of Representatives," adding, "The election of the Speaker of the House and the President of the Republic in the second session of the House of Representatives."


    Presidency of the Republic calls the new Parliament to convene on next Tuesday 1, July

    26/06/2014 11:00:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / Presidency of the Republic issued a decree calling the elected MPs to convene next Tuesday.

    A statement from the presidency cited " a presidential decree was issued to invite the new parliament to convene next Tuesday, 1 July, adding that the oldest member will preside the session ."

    http://www.ninanews.com/english/News...ar95_VQ=HFEIEJ

    He noted, that "the person's choice of prime minister will be the largest parliamentary bloc in the number of seats in the House of Representatives, which will select the president."

    The previous parliamentary elections which were held on 7 / March 2010 to form her government took more than eight months until 17 / November 2010.

    The Iraqi Supreme Court Certifies the 30 April General Election Result

    Posted by Reidar Visser on Monday, 16 June 2014 19:54

    It’s official: The provisional result of Iraq’s 30 April general election, published last month, has been certified by the federal supreme court.

    In the IHEC statement to this effect, there is a caveat. 4 seat winners have not been approved, and won’t be approved until they have been cleared of charges relating to serious crime cases against them. Pending settlement of the court cases, their membership in parliament will remain pending, and no replacement deputies will be appointed. Whereas this may sound somewhat messy, it is actually what happened also in 2010, when 2 seat winners were provisionally excluded. Back then, it took longer for parliament to reconvene than for the judicial authorities to settle one of the cases (and one candidate was voluntarily substituted by another candidate from his bloc), so no procedural problems emerged.

    With the general political climate in Iraq approaching boiling point, questions will inevitably pertain to the political affiliations of those 4 that were excluded. 3 of them come from a single list, the Sunni, pro-Nujayfi list that ran in Diyala province: Salim al-Jibburi, Raad al-Dahlaki and Umar al-Humayri. They have all been in various forms of conflict with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, and Jibburi (once an Iraqi Islamic Party member who cooperated with the first Maliki government) and Humayri (ex governor of Diyala ousted by Maliki allies) most bitterly so.

    Urgent .. Federal Court ratified the call candidates [Jubouri and Aldhlki]

    Wednesday, June 26, 2014 12:20

    [Baghdad - where]
    The Federal Supreme Court ratified the names of candidates for the [Diyala identity] [Salim al] and [Raad Aldhlki].
    A spokesman for the Supreme Judicial Authority Abdul Sattar Bayrakdar told all of Iraq [where] on Thursday that "the court has ratified today the names of the candidates [Jubouri and Aldhlki after resolving lawsuits filed against them and Nbarothma of the charges followed ..
    http://translate.googleusercontent.c...chW-a1wAz23wkw

    Still, before running to conclusions about another politicized court decision in Iraq, consider the fourth excluded candidate: Abbas Jabir al-Khuzaie, a seat winner in Qadisiyya province for Maliki’s own State of Law list. Khuzaie is a local politician from the Qadisiyya council who was once with the secular Iraqiyya before defecting to State of Law in 2011. He was then with the Independents bloc of Hussein al-Shahristani and may still be a member of that bloc subunit. Still, despite ongoing internal rivalry in State of Law, it seems unlikely that Maliki would fabricate an exclusion from his own rank in a situation where the loyalty of every new single Iraqi deputy is meticulously being monitored in the contest to form the biggest parliament bloc and supply the next premier candidate.

    The certification of the election result opens the door for government formation: The Iraqi president (or his acting deputy) must issue a call for the Iraqi parliament to convene within 15 days, i.e. at the end of June. Theoretically, parliament will then elect its speaker, and, within a month, a new president who will then charge the candidate of the largest bloc in parliament to form a government.

    For Iraqi politicians, despite the current crisis, the parliamentary government formation process is likely to remain the main political track going forward. It is a problem, therefore, that much US rhetoric on conditions for aid to the Iraqi government seem focused on ideas about some sort of national reconciliation initiative that would precede the delivery of further assistance. It is very hard to see how that would fit in with the Iraqi government formation logic. Whereas there has been much talk among Americans about imposing conditionality on future military assistance in Iraq, US rhetoric has been disconcertingly void of specific proposals for measures that would satisfy them. On the other hand, there is no lack of American suggestions for favourite cabinet line-ups that could be imposed, possibly even with Iranian support. Some of this thinking seems to belong to the era of the CPA in 2003–04, rather than in today’s situation.

    Meanwhile, ISIS continues its savagery, the Kurds consolidate their quasi-independence, and Maliki for once actually has an excuse for drumming up state-of-emergency rhetoric.

    http://gulfanalysis.wordpress.com/20...ection-result/

    and / BUT

    Maliki's coalition and the Kurdistan does not expect the formation of a new government soon, and the latter rejects the "National Salvation"

    Tue Jun 17 2014 23:19 | (Voice of Iraq)

    ong-Presse / Baghdad

    Ruled out a coalition of state law and the Kurdistan Alliance, on Tuesday, to be able to political blocs to agree on forming a new government through the constitutional deadline to hold the first session of the elected parliament, while attributed first to preoccupation with the crisis of the current security, announced the second "non-support" for the government of "national salvation ".

    and

    Conflict between the «Union} and« united} for the post of parliament speaker



    Sun Jun 29 2014 08:26 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Baghdad - delegates morning
    Surrounded the political scene, a kind of ambiguity and lack of clarity on the nomination of the three presidencies, or on the outcome of the first session of parliament. According to what he called political speeches in the "morning", while the back of struggle to acquire the position of Speaker of the House between blocs of Uniting for Reform and the National Union of Forces. He ruled out the members of the National Alliance "political blocs to reach an agreement on the three presidencies in such a short time, and argued that political differences have prevented it," stressing that "the first session of parliament will be more like a b (protocol) and take the oath of the deputies is not possible to label the three presidencies, during which . "revealed the Kurdistan Alliance coalition for not resolving the president to nominate a candidate, stressing the presence of the Kurdistan Alliance for the first session of parliament for the constitutional oath." He pointed out that the formation of the government and the selection of the three presidencies preceded by negotiations sharp, deep and long, "but he was counting" the first session of the next parliament excellent step forward towards a peaceful solution to the crisis through which Iraq. "And appeared struggle for the post of Speaker of the House of the Federation of the national forces and mass united , said member bloc Qassim Fahdawi's (Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network): This position will be exclusively entitlement mass, indicating that the size of the block are united for reform is not empowered to keep the job for a second session in a reference to Osama al.
    Extensive details ....


    Distributed parliamentary blocs between sphincter to hold the first session of the Parliament and other forced to announce its presence, especially that called a few days ago to wait to be held grounds that the security situation as well as calling for the formation of the government rescue, and while calling Supreme religious authority to the need to label the three presidencies before entering the session, but the differences between the blocks still prevail scene and prevent speeding by agreeing to identify people to fill the positions of these presidencies, in the midst of the proposed expert legal recourse to the election of the Presidency of the Parliament temporary in this session until agreement blocks on the particular form of the image of the next government to avoid conflict with timings constitutional.
    He described the political talk in the "morning" scene that is still not clear whether on the nomination of the three presidencies, or on the outcome of the first session of parliament. He ruled out by state law, Abbas al-Bayati, "the political blocs to agree on the three presidencies in such a short time, noting that political differences have prevented it," stressing that "the first session of parliament will be more like a b (protocol) and take the oath of the deputies is not possible to label the three presidencies which. "
    Wade Bayati be naming the three presidencies basket and one we can not agree on a head without presidencies remaining, noting that the Kurds must submit their candidates without delay in this because naming the President and the Speaker of Parliament governed frames, unconstitutional and must be observed either naming the prime minister it is possible that at the time of the most up to two months.
    And revealed a member of the Kurdistan Alliance, pro-Tayeb for not resolving the coalition to nominate a candidate the president, stressing the presence of the Kurdistan Alliance for the parliament session to perform the oath. "Said committee member Kurdish High to negotiate with Baghdad, Yassin Hassan Mohamed," I do not think that resolving the issue of the three presidencies will be so fast or easy, because the formation of the government and the selection of the three presidencies preceded by negotiations sharp, deep and long, "but he was counting" the first session of the next parliament excellent step forward towards a peaceful solution to the crisis through which Iraq. "and considered that" the formation of the next government not easy, as follows upon many things, pointing out that the Commission presented its program for the Office of the Presidency region that manages the files of this committee to unify visions about the conduct of negotiations with Baghdad, will also offer this program on the Supreme Council of the parties in Kurdistan for approval and then begin to negotiate when the time is right. "said member bloc citizen Hamid vegetative to "call the presidency to start the first session, coupled with calls of reference, which demanded that consistent political blocs to nominate the three presidencies, noting that things so far are not clear and there was no agreement on the label," and called on "all political blocs to adopt a balanced solution contributes to building a state in which all Iraqis live safely Taatkdmanm the country's interests supreme, "stressing" the need to unite Iraqis against terrorism through the success of the first session of parliament. "
    And re-member state law, Ihsan al-Awadi to mind, "said his bloc presented its candidate and is waiting for the candidates of the other blocs within the National Alliance", warning that "any agreement on this is still under study and preparation," he said, adding that "the parliament session is supposed to include a label Chairman of the Board Representatives and his deputies, while still political blocs jeopardize their designations for the three presidencies to study the political reality imposed by the security landscape as well as regional political repercussions. " He stressed "the need to unite efforts for Iraq and the elimination of terrorist gangs, one of the most important reasons of political stability so it was on all politicians now presence in Parliament Square and unite against terrorism."

    There were conflicting claims was elected chairman of the House of Representatives as the bloc said the National Union of Forces that this position will be the maturity of the block exclusively, noting that the size of the block are united for reform is not empowered to keep the job for a second session in a reference to Osama al. A member of the Union Block Qassim Fahdawi for "Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network," "The continuous meetings being held between the political blocs affiliated to the Federation of national powers to agree on a single candidate for the presidency of the Council of Representatives on the grounds that the position of the maturity of the block according to Mahakgueth of the results of an election." Fahdawi explained that "modern mass united for that position is contrary to the maturity of the election results, which do not give them the right to get the job," adding that "united bloc that wanted the job search file, it should be discussed with the bloc." The bloc said that the only candidate for the presidency of the parliament is Salim al. The bloc includes the National Union of Forces of more than 43 MPs from different political blocs, notably the Arab solution and Diyala identity and number of blocs are united under the leadership of Osama Najafi and the National led by Iyad Allawi, formed after the announcement of election results.
    The presidency has called on the new parliament to hold its first session next Tuesday and will be chaired by MP for the coalition of Iraq older Mehdi al-Hafez, according to the Electoral Commission. While demanded the Supreme religious authority on the tongue Matmayora Sheikh Abdul Mahdi al-Karbalai during a sermon last Friday .. the need to label the three presidencies before entering the session and foil devious schemes to divide Iraq.
    In a positive attitude declared leader of the Rafidain Christian Imad Youkhana that "the list is determined to attend the session, calling for political blocs to respect the timings of the constitutional form the next government, it is necessary to attend both the House of Representatives to complete the quorum due to the seriousness of the current stage and the security and political challenges faced by the country." He pointed out that all the political blocs claim now finding signs of real class to organize national and emphasize the idea of solidarity for the unity of Iraq away from the partisan and sectarian Altakndqat which is invested by foreign agendas in their quest to weaken the country. "
    It is assumed that the first session will be devoted to the selection of the Speaker and his deputies and the President of the Republic, which in turn will cost the candidate of the parliamentary majority to form the next government.
    In the midst of this proposed legal expert Tareq Harb election of the President of the House of Representatives and two deputies on a temporary basis in case of independent political blocs have not agreed prior to the first session of parliament to nominate the three presidencies.
    He said in a press release "in order to facilitate parliamentary work and pay the parliamentary blocs towards speed up the formation of the three presidencies, we suggest elect a speaker and two deputies on a temporary basis from the independents who do not follow the parliamentary blocs large represented in parliament or members of small blocks represented by three deputies only to be possible replaced easily when the agreement on the formation of large blocs of political power in the absence of new bring them to resign or when the agreement on the formation of these blocks that power through the parliamentary majority, which you can pass these blocks of candidates for the three presidencies and ministries. "


    Read more: http://translate.googleusercontent.c...#ixzz3609bFXj8

    and ALSO

    National Union Forces bloc to hold a meeting today to nominate Speaker

    29/06/2014 12:02:00


    BAGHDAD / NINA / Sources revealed that a meeting will be held today for / National Union Forces / bloc to select the nominate for the President of the Council of Representatives.

    The sources told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / The meeting will put a number of mechanisms by which to take important decisions for the bloc, and will nominate one of the leaders of the candidate for Speaker of the House.

    http://www.ninanews.com/english/News...ar95_VQ=HFFDEE

    Maliki's coalition: the security crisis will delay the formation of new government

    And saw a coalition of state law, which is headed by Nuri al-Maliki, that the political blocs "will not agree" on the formation of the new government through constitutional deadline to hold the first session of the elected parliament to concern the current security crisis.

    He ruled out an alliance member, Mohammed Chihod, in an interview to the (long-Presse), that "you can political blocs agree to form a new government within a period of 15 days set for the holding of the first session of parliament-elect," attributing it to "busy all the security file and fighter Daash especially after Fatwa religious authority Ulkipaúa jihad. "

    He predicted Chihod, that "witnessing the next phase address people and national working for the interest of Iraq," pointing out that "the president of a coalition of state law, Nuri al-Maliki, had announced before the crisis, the current security, collecting 175 votes to form a new government, and that the dialogues were in full swing to discuss the matter, but now that things have changed because of the complexity of the security landscape. "

    The Constitution requires the President to invite new parliament to convene within 15 days of the ratification of the election results, with the possibility to extend this invitation for once.

    *** Article 54: The President of the Republic shall call upon the Council of Representatives to convene by a presidential decree within fifteen days from the date of the ratification of the general election results. Its eldest member shall chair the first session to elect the speaker of the Council and his two deputies. This period may not be extended by more than the aforementioned period. ***

    http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/text.jsp?file_id=230001

    QUERY : Can the time for the seating of the next Parliament be extended ?

    *** Reidar Visser said on Sunday, 22 June 2014 11:10 at 11:10 as follows : Yes, there could be another 15 days. ***


    Article 55 of the Iraqi Constitution, that "the House of Representatives shall be elected at the first session its president, then a first deputy and second deputy, by an absolute majority of the Council members by direct secret ballot."

    In addition, Article (70 / I) of the Constitution, that "elected by the House of Representatives from among the candidates President of the Republic, by a majority of two-thirds of its members, and if none of the candidates received the required majority, the rivalry between the two candidates who obtained the highest number of votes, and declared president of the gets a majority of votes in the second ballot. "

    Kurdistan Alliance: do not support the government of national salvation

    In turn, the Kurdistan Alliance, "did not support" calls on the formation of a government of national salvation, preferring to be done according to the Constitution.

    The MP said the pro-Tayeb said in an interview to the (long-Presse), "The formation of the new government will have to wait for more than 15 months ( sic ? days ) ," noting that there are "several opinions on the form the next government, and whether to save the national or under the Constitution."

    The good, that "Iraq is a democratic country has a constitution that explains the mechanism of forming the government, during a meeting of Parliament within a period of 15 days from the approval of the results of the elections to elect a president and two vice presidents as well as the President of the Republic by the political blocs."

    The MP from the Kurdistan Alliance, that "the Coalition supports the formation of a government under the Constitution and not a government of national salvation, of the difficulty of forming the last, and the lack of a mechanism thereon or handled," stressing the need to "accelerate the negotiations to form a government."

    The Federal Supreme Court, ratified, on Monday, (the 16th of June 2014 the current) on the results of the parliamentary elections that took place in (the thirtieth of April 2014).

    and

    Citizen commends the Federal Court for the ratification of the names of the new deputies and expects to hold a hearing early next month

    Tue Jun 17 2014 23:08 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Read more: http://translate.googleusercontent.c...#ixzz34xkN7GaZ

    and

    MP Hassan calls not to hold the first session of parliament without the presence of all the House of Representatives

    Thu Jun 19 2014 16:19 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Sumerian News / Baghdad

    He called for a coalition of state law, Mahmoud Hassan, on Thursday, the presidency not to call parliament to hold first session without the presence of all deputies.

    Hassan said in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "The meeting of the Council of Representatives in the presence of 324 members, and the expense of a quorum on the basis of this number, contrary to article 11 of the electoral law that made ​​the House of Representatives consists of 328 members, which can not be with him any decision."

    Hassan called the presidency "not to call a session until the count is completed." *

    The parliamentary legal committee emphasized, in (18 May 2014), that the age of the current parliament ends on June 14, 2014, and can not extend the session for "one minute", as pointed out the possibility of extending the current session for the purpose of "budget approval" only.

    http://translate.googleusercontent.c...#ixzz356geDy6C

    and / but

    Legal Expert: Parliament session can be held without attendance of all MPs

    Saturday, 21 June 2014 19:21

    Baghdad (AIN) –The Legal Expert, Tariq Harb, stated that the parliament session can be held without the attendance of all the MPs. He stated in a press statement received by AIN "Some sides stated that the parliament session cannot be held due to not approving four MPs by the Federal Court and I assured that Article 23 of the interior system of the parliament states that more than half of the MPs which is 165 MPs can achieve the quorum to hold the session."

    Article 59:

    First: The Council of Representatives quorum shall be achieved by an absolute majority of its members.

    Second: Decisions in the sessions of the Council of Representatives shall be made by a simple majority after quorum is achieved, unless otherwise stipulated.


    http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/text.jsp?file_id=230001

    http://www.alliraqnews.com/en/index....nce-of-all-mps


    and

    Allawi calls for the postponement of the first session of the House of Representatives to the absence of political consensus

    Dated: June 22, 2014

    Baghdad / Iraq News Network - demanded a coalition of national, led by Iyad Allawi to postpone the convening of the first session of the House of Representatives.

    According to a statement of the coalition, said he: "Because of the exceptional circumstances which pass on the country and its people and the absence of political consensus and not to the Federal Court approval of all members of the new deputies, as well as to the militarization clear to the community and the enticements of political sectarianism, heading a coalition of national to the Federal Court to postpone the meeting of the Council of Representatives first until the ratification of the full names of before, and to provide an opportunity for a political deal to save the country from disintegration. added, and other than this, and the absence of political agreement, the expeditious, would abstain in the coalition, the National to attend the first meeting and participate in the process ends with uncalculated consequences. The Federal Court has ratified last week on the House of Representatives election in 2014.

    and

    TODAY :

    A parliamentary source: Salim al-Jobouri as Speaker, Hummam and Sadoun his two deputies


    30/06/2014 10:25:00



    BAGHDAD / NINA / A parliamentary source within the political negotiators to choose the Presidency of the Council of Representatives, said that there is a near agreement on choosing presidency of the Council and vote on it at the coming meeting on Tuesday.

    The source told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "it was agreed on choosing the Presidency of the Council of Representatives of the third term , and the candidate for the Speaker is Salim al-Jobouri ,Head of the Human Rights Commission in the former House of Representatives".

    He added, "It has been agreed on choosing, MP of the National Alliance, Hummam Hamoudi, first deputy speaker, and the Kurdistan Alliance MP, Mohsen al-Sadoun, the Second deputy."

    The source explained that the candidates of the Presidency of the Council of Representatives will be shown for a vote in the first session of the Council to be held on Tuesday.

    http://www.ninanews.com/english/News...ar95_VQ=HFFEIF

    * Jabouri is Sunni, Hamoudi a Shia and Sadoun a Kurd *

    and

    The decision to change the government's approach and faces starts from the National Alliance

    30/06/2014 09:06:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / A Kurdish leading politician, former independent MP, of the Kurdistan Alliance, Mahmud Othman asked "the National Alliance to name its candidate for prime minister during the next two days." pointing out that" the decision of changing the government and its approach and its faces begins from the National Alliance "

    He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that if there is a change in the National Alliance's decision for the candidate of Nuri al-Maliki to another character, attitudes and faces in the other political blocs will be changed, meaning that the decision to change must be come from the National Alliance, then the other blocs ".

    Othman confirmed that "most of the Kurdish groups have shown their refusal to Nuri al-Maliki as prime minister, and it will not share in a government headed by al-Maliki, and this is the same with the Sunni blocs." confirming that" the Kurdish lawmakers will attend the first session of the House of Representatives on Tuesday. "

    He pointed out that the country is going through a major and critical crisis that requires swift action from the political blocs to form the government. "

    It is scheduled the new parliament begins its first session on Tuesday, July, 1.

    http://www.ninanews.com/english/News...ar95_VQ=HFFEFJ

    * LINKS HAVE BEEN " LOST " OVER TIME IN THE REPEATED CUTTING / PASTING OF THESE ARTICLE BUT ARE AVAILABLE UPON DEMAND * ***
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    Re: " The Dinar Daily " , Monday, 30 June 2014

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    Kurdistan: We will not give our candidate for the presidency on Tuesday



    Baghdad (Iraq) / Yousef Salman

    Near with the first session of the new parliamentary session, the Kurdistan Alliance announced that he has no intention to provide candidate of a coalition of Kurdish forces for the post of President of the Republic in the meeting scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday).

    A member of the Kurdistan Alliance bloc Mahma Khalil that the house has not resolved the Kurdish president to nominate a candidate so far. He pointed out that it is not about the Kurds on their own because of the National Alliance and a coalition of united undecided as well, indicating that the Kurdish coalition forces will be decided after an agreement to provide the candidate of the other blocs on the selection of candidates for the chair of the Council of Ministers and the House of Representatives. He noted that the security situation in some provinces of Nineveh and affected the coalition of Kurdish blocs to complete the agreement on the presidential candidate.

    Khelil said for "future" yesterday, "I do not think that resolving the issue of the three presidencies would be so fast." He pointed out that the selection of the three presidencies preceded by serious negotiations and deep Mini that the first session will be a protocol for repeating section of the new MPs.

    He said Kurdish deputy, deputies attend the Kurdistan Alliance bloc first session of the constitutional oath, but returned to say that the presence of the Kurdistan Alliance is linked to the presence of other political blocs.

    He said the Kurdish House will choose its candidate for the presidency through a mechanism adopted by majority vote of the regional parliament, the nomination of candidates for this position.

    In this regard, Khalil said that the Kurdistan Alliance has candidates from the two major parties, and their names will be presented to the regional parliament to vote and choose a candidate for the presidential post Kurds. He stressed that the coalition of Kurdish blocs to form a committee headed by Deputy Prime Minister Ruz Shaways will be resolved is the selection of candidate labels prior to its submission to the Kurdish regional parliament for a vote.


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    Re: " The Dinar Daily " , Monday, 30 June 2014

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    Iraqi Kurds won’t declare state ‘without telling Turkey’

    Cansu Çamlıbel
    ARBIL


    Kurds will not surprise Turkey with the establishment of a possible independent state, according to Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Natural Resources Minister Ashti Hawrami.

    “Our relationship is strategic, not opportunistic. Therefore, with any steps we take, whether confederation or some form of independence or something else … I don’t think our leadership will do anything without Ankara being fully aware. There shall not be any surprises for anybody. There will be very continuous, fraternal consultation,” Hawrami said.

    “We are mindful of doing things properly. We have to consider if any decision we take might affect somebody else, so there will be at every step full consultation. I don’t think there will be any surprises either way,” he said.

    Hawrami’s statement came as Iraqi Kurds have seized on recent chaos in Iraq to expand their autonomous northern territory to include Kirkuk. KRG President Masoud Barzani visited Kirkuk last week and said there was no going back on autonomous Kurdish rule in the oil city.

    “Looking at the map, you have to think ‘where is our future?’ Is our future with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or with Baghdad, who doesn’t even send our budget. Today Iraq needs Kurdistan more than ever,” Hawrami said.

    Hawrami visited Ankara on June 26, accompanying KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani. Asked what topics they would discuss with Turkish officials apart than energy, Hawrami said: “Our energy discussions have been ongoing for a couple of years now. We update each other and our cooperation is strategic. Anything we do here, they are aware of it. Anything we do in Ceyhan, we are doing with the cooperation of the Turkish Energy Company (TEC) and Botaş. So we continued our discussions and trying to improve and increase oil exports.”

    Hawrami said the export of oil was one of the KRG’s constitutional rights. “We have the right to produce, to sell and to market oil. We act accountably and responsibly to our counterparts. What we sell is transparent, what we receive is transparent. We are entitled to 17 percent of Iraq’s oil.

    Currently, we are receiving nothing; we are entitled to much more. Our policy is basically to maintain our constitutional rights,” he said, while rejecting claims that the administration had sold oil to Israel. “We haven’t really sold oil to Israel directly or indirectly. I think people are trying to politicize the issue as if we are close to Israel,” he said.

    Turkey has no share over oil payments

    The minister also said Turkey did not have any share over oil payments. “Turkey has a transit fee and payment for services. This is the normal international procedure … I am using your territory, your pipeline and terminals, so I have to pay something for that. But do they get a cut from KRG’s oil? No, absolutely not. If they would like to buy, they can do so like everybody else at the same price. We would love to sell it to them as well,” he said.

    Asked whether the Obama administration was reluctant to approve the sale of Kurdish oil, Hawrami said the United States seemed to be confusing centralized control and the unity of the country. “The way I will put it is that they wrongly equate the unity of Iraq with centralization. Therefore, big issues like oil are to be controlled by Baghdad, and they see that if it is decentralized it won’t work. What they have forgotten is that we have a Constitution which actually says this state is a federal state. So they seem to be mixing up central control and the unity of the country. Nobody wants to be ruled by one section of Iraq. Our Constitution says we have to have a fair say. Since we are not getting that, we have a right to act according to our Constitution. The U.S. is actually not anti-KRG. But they are just not helpful by saying it has to be through or with Baghdad,” he said.

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Arbil last week and urged Kurdish leaders to stand with Baghdad in the face of an insurgent onslaught that threatens to dismember the country.

    New system needed

    Hawrami said Iraq needed a new governing system. “I think whatever happens, it is clear that Iraq has to be governed differently than the last three-four years. It needs to settle into some kind of confederation or federal system. Whatever we had before was not functioning, and we cannot go back to that system again. I don’t see that happening,” Hawrami said.

    Asked about the status of Kirkuk, Hawrami said there should be a referendum soon. “My president repeated few times that the issue of Article 140 in practice has been solved. But legally, very quickly people should be asked whether they want to be part of this region. But in practice, it is basically under the control of the peshmerga and Kurdistan,” he said, while rejecting claims that the Turkmen population would be alienated from this process. “Turkmens are our brothers and there is no difference between Turkmens and us. Kurdistan belongs to all people living here. They have to have their share, say, well-being and benefits from the budget and revenue.”
    June/30/2014


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    Re: " The Dinar Daily " , Monday, 30 June 2014

    The intersection of national parliamentary session tomorrow



    6/30/2014 0:00

    BAGHDAD - morning - Shaima Rashid
    confirmed that all the political blocs to attend a parliament session on Tuesday, except for mass national while data showed the three main axes first announcement biggest bloc by the National Alliance and the second union national forces and the third of the Kurdistan Alliance, accompanied by the crystallization of ideas among these clusters to determine candidate to fill the positions of its share of the three presidencies.

    , and after the announcement of most of the blocks to attend the hearing tomorrow, but the source said the "morning" that the bloc led by Iyad Allawi, the National will not attend the meeting due to his protest against the conditions experienced by the country. As confirmed blocks of the National Alliance and the Kurdistan Union national forces and small blocks Other attend the opening session of parliament.

    , and on alliances joined the bloc united for reform led by Osama Najafi on Sunday to block union national forces officially, according to confirmed member bloc Raad Aldhlki for "Center Brief Media Network Iraqi "explaining that" the bloc will be today or tomorrow to agree on a single candidate for the presidency of the Council of Representatives, and we are waiting for the National Coalition candidate for prime minister and candidate of the Kurds for the presidency. "
    In regard to the nominations for the three presidencies A member of the Kurdistan Alliance, Hassan Jihad's "Center Brief for the Media Network Iraqi "that" the alliance will present the governor of Kirkuk star Karim additional candidates for the presidency as well as Barham Saleh, Fuad Masum. " The Kurdistan Alliance confirmed its readiness to provide a single candidate for the presidency in the event of the political blocs agreed on a presidential candidate, the parliament and the prime minister.

    within the detection of members of the National Alliance in the words of the "morning," said the alliance in the process of resolving naming the prime minister in the coming hours.


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    Re: " The Dinar Daily " , Monday, 30 June 2014

    The importance of the adoption of the Ministry of Finance to invest in Islamic banking



    6/29/2014 0:00

    Baghdad Yasser incumbent in an unprecedented initiative of the Ministry of Finance confirmed that it will sponsor the forum funded by investment banks as the Iraqi Islamic Bank entrusted to one of the two rivers Islamic formations important preparation is what was told to me personally Director General Abdul Hussein Mundhiri. first activity sponsored by a bank, but not the most important financial activity At this stage, based on its belief in the importance of benefiting from excess liquidity in banks and then to fit the requirements of investment in important sectors such as housing, energy, and service projects. initiative, though a bit late, but the timing was entirely consistent with the orientations of the government in the implementation of the National Initiative for housing and to address one of the most complex challenges faced by the country at present.

    believe that the preparation for this event requires concerted efforts by all banks, Islamic or commercial because they all fall under the banner of the Association of private banks in Iraq, and I see as an observer and economic analyst can play Association a major role in the success of this event and give him adjective banking and reflect the willingness of banks to adopt the goals of this forum. , and I find an opportunity to invest in this initiative to encourage the Ministry of Finance, "Harsha" to continue its important role in the care of such meetings and conferences being responsible for the public sector banks, which have the liquidity largest in the country and most importantly it is a Ministry of Finance is responsible Chairperson on the fiscal policy in the country. , and I see that this step will help in strengthening the relationship between the two financial and monetary through closer cooperation in these important areas and vital in addressing the challenges faced by our national economy, and the desired sustain the momentum of this cooperation and convergence and coordination in order to be able to address the intersections existing between the two policies in regard to the roles that are supposed to play government and private banks alike. eight favorable opportunity because going development movement banking witnessed by private banks to speed the introduction of modern technology and its uses through training of staff both outside Iraq or inside in to be able to banks government to take advantage of this experience that made ​​private banks in this area through the coordination between the concerned ministry and the central bank and leading to the achievement of development banking witnessed by the world, is committed to private banks with international standards to enable them to catch up Bachirfah world especially Basel 1.2 and, most recently and most difficult Basel 3, which are beyond comprehension.

    well done and the Ministry of Finance in the adoption of this project is to stimulate the Islamic banks to finance investment, which would be a sign of hope for stone towards other goals that are no way to solve them without banks sober and efficient able to finance housing projects and productivity and service to rebuild the country. believe that fingerprint Ministry finance its initiative this will open new horizons in the nature of banking activity in Iraq and dismantle the obstacles that hindered the way through the cooperation of the two authorities fiscal and monetary. This initiative will carry the bodies of investment which is the first beneficiary of this initiative is the responsibility of dealing with the financing of the Iraqi banking and marketing to ensure foreign investment through the gate of Iraqi banks discreet and guarantors of the rights of local and foreign investors, and this is the ultimate goal.


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    Re: " The Dinar Daily " , Monday, 30 June 2014

    Production rates from record oil of Iraq and the United Arab Emirates



    6/30/2014 0:00

    Study for BP: China's largest importer
    of New York - and the agencies
    have seen the UAE and Iraq rates of oil production record in 2013, while remained Arabia is the largest producer in the world, and remains the Middle East's largest oil exporter in the world.

    and show statistical study of annual energy around the world, published by British BP, the United Arab Emirates produced 3.6 million barrels, Iraq produced 3.1 million barrels of oil per day during the year 2013, a record rate for both countries. As the study pointed to Saudi Arabia issued a list of oil-producing countries around the world, share the productivity increase of 13.1 percent. Russia came in second place share of the productivity increase of 12.9 percent, and the United States ranked third share of 10.8 percent. The study noted that the United States was responsible for the largest volume of growth in production during the year 2013. Remained the Middle East's largest producer and exporter of oil in the world, about one-third of global production, but its share of global reserves declined steadily over the past two decades, according to a study of BP . The study added that the share fell from 63.6 percent of all the precautions in the year 1993 to 47.9 percent of global reserves today, was returned the reason for a declining share of the Middle East to the high production rates in other places, especially Africa and the United States.

    study noted decline in the production of OPEC Oil, which was the first decline happening to her since 2009, which was attributed to a decline in oil production countries such as Libya, about 520 thousand barrels per day, Iran is about 190 thousand barrels per day, and Saudi Arabia about 110 thousand barrels per day, Nigeria, about 100 thousand barrels per day . The highest increase productivity between the countries of OPEC's share of the UAE, about 250 thousand barrels per day. According to a study BP, the 5 most prominent state owns reserves in the Middle East is Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait and the UAE. The share of Saudi Arabia 15.8 percent of these reserves, and Iran share of 9.3 percent, 8.9 percent and Iraq, and Kuwait 6 percent, 5.8 percent and the UAE.

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    Iraqis fear uncertain future in areas under 'Islamic State'

    Iraqis fear uncertain future in areas under 'Islamic State'

    When political crises erupt, observers tend to focus on the events and developments and forget about the people whose blood is shed in the storm. This is the case now with the people of Iraq, who have to choose between the bad and the worst.

    Summary⎙ Print The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) is not the only group operating in regions now under its banner.

    Author Ali Mamouri

    Posted June 26, 2014

    Translator(s)Rani Geha

    The general absence of the media in the areas that fell to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has resulted in not enough attention being paid to the situation of the people there.

    Al-Monitor met and contacted dozens of residents living in these areas or who have been displaced from them — specifically Mosul and Diyala — to get a clearer picture of what is happening.

    The first question that comes to mind is who holds power in these areas. The name “ISIS” doesn’t tell the whole story about the many armed groups that received backing and support from various tribal, religious and political leaders in all Sunni areas.

    All of Al-Monitor’s sources confirmed that the general title used by all these groups is “Islamic State” and Baathists or others are not named in titles or slogans. However, when you ask the gunmen, most of them say that they are not ISIS, and that they would fight ISIS if it tried to impose its authority on them.

    Yet at the same time, everyone asserted that there are foreign fighters of Arab and Western nationalities, indicating the strong presence of ISIS. What can be inferred from these reports is that there is a general and very clever coordination between the various types of armed groups and that they have agreed to hide under the ISIS heading for various reasons, including the use of psychological warfare to terrorize the Shiite street.

    This theory is supported by the absence of the armed groups that were recently prominent and active, including Baathists, Naqshbandis, tribal rebels and others.How did they disappear overnight? It appears the people’s reactions to the fighters have changed.

    At first, many people were frightened and fled in large numbers to neighboring cities, especially in Iraqi Kurdistan's cities of Sulaimaniyah and Erbil. Others stayed home and quit going in to their places of work, in both the public and private sectors.

    But the fighters gradually managed to gain the people’s confidence and they returned to work, tired of long-term conflict in their cities. They had long been the victims of both corrupt military forces and armed militias at the same time and so they welcome any sort of stability. These areas do not have much in the way of law enforcement. Salaries are not being paid and traffic police are absent, as are other aspects of public order.

    Some of the displaced have returned to their towns because they are no longer afraid and because they faced difficulties settling in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The people in the cities were surprised to see that their fellow citizens had been recruited by armed groups and appeared among the ranks of the fighters.

    The public reaction to what happened is complex. On one hand, people feel better because the fighters removed the concrete barriers put up by the military. Their lives are easier without being insulted and blackmailed as before. On the other hand, the people don’t trust this stability. They know that this temporary alternative is not an ideal solution and involves several problems that will soon emerge, and the fighters have begun collecting taxes — paid as protection money — in some areas.

    It is interesting that the fighters are trying to present a very different picture from the image of ISIS in Syria, either because they have learned from their previous experiences or because the issue is much more complicated than just ISIS. Sources confirmed to Al-Monitor that religious minorities are not being harassed. Despite that, most minorities left those areas because they fear and mistrust the fighters. Also, there has been no attempt to impose Sharia, and the gunmen only distributed a statement asking the citizens to comply with Islamic law.

    In place of Iraqi courts, the fighters established Sharia courts that are presided over by mostly non-Iraqi clerics. After a parade early on to showcase their strength and the spoils they seized, the gunmen left the cities. They may have done that to reassure the citizens and make them sympathize with them. The gunmen also try to punish anyone who is hostile to the citizens.

    This, however, doesn’t mean that the insurgents are peaceful. Along with the picture described above is a scene of widespread death and destruction. The militants are targeting specific addresses and killing their targets without mercy. Their targets are Shiites — the Iraqi army — and the Sunnis who sympathize with the government, such as members of the Sahwa forces and others.

    Regular government employees and police officers must go to the militants’ headquarters and repent, and they are given a paper attesting their innocence. The names of those individuals are registered for later reference in case they return to dealing with the government, in which case they would be killed.

    The execution methods vary from a shot to the head, the gunmen’s most humane method, to beheading from the front or the back. Some gunmen, for religious reasons, tried to damage Mosul’s archaeological sites, including the tomb of the famous Muslim historian Ibn Athir and some statues of famous Muslim personalities.

    Although people are not happy with these incidents, they hope that ISIS will leave their regions to the local forces who are not as extreme. However, there is no guarantee that this will happen, as ISIS has been working to build its state in Iraq and Syria for a long time.

    It seems that the armed groups have prepared themselves to stay a while and are building government institutions completely independent of Baghdad. The people are confused between an uncomfortable past under the domination of the army, a terrifying present and an uncertain future under these fighters. This complex picture suggests to the Iraqi government that it will lose those areas permanently if it doesn’t develop a comprehensive and thoughtful solution to the problem in all its political, economic and security dimensions.

    http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/orig...#ixzz366yZKfDj

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    Kurdistan Seeks UN Help for Kirkuk Referendum

    Kurdistan Seeks UN Help for Kirkuk Referendum
    By RUDAW

    “Kurdistan respects other ethnicities of these areas and we will conduct a transparent referendum and for this we ask the UN to help,” Barzani told Nikolay Evtimov Mladenov, head of the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).

    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Kurdish President Massoud Barzani on Sunday called on the United Nations to help arrange a referendum in Kirkuk, to decide whether the oil-rich city in northern Iraq will formally become part of the autonomous Kurdistan Region.

    “Kurdistan respects other ethnicities of these areas and we will conduct a transparent referendum and for this we ask the UN to help,” Barzani told Nikolay Evtimov Mladenov, head of the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).

    Kirkuk has been among the so-called “disputed territories” that Erbil and Baghdad have quibbled over for more than a decade. The fate of Kirkuk and the other disputed lands was supposed to be decided in a 2007 referendum that never took place.

    But Kurdish Peshmerga forces moved into Kirkuk and other disputed areas of the same province -- as well as in Nineveh and Diyala -- after the Iraqi army largely collapsed when jihadi-led insurgents began an advance across Iraq nearly three weeks ago.

    Meanwhile, the ISIS declared an Islamic state Sunday that stretches from the provinces of Aleppo in Syria to Diyala in Iraq, with their commander Abubakr al-Baghdadi named the caliph.

    In the predominantly-Turkmen village of Bashir south of Kirkuk on Sunday ISIS fighters repulsed two attacks by the Shiite Badr militia, killing and wounding more than 50 militiamen and capturing 20.

    In Kirkuk last week, Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani said his visit was “to meet with military, security and political parties and about how to protect Kirkuk and how to make it an example of ethnic and religious coexistence.”

    He pledged that Peshmerga forces would protect everyone in Kirkuk, not just Kurds.

    A statement on the website of the Kurdistan Region presidency quoted Barzani telling the UN envoy that Erbil could not pay the price for the wrong policies of Baghdad, and that due to the central government’s mistakes and failures terrorists had now become neighbors of Kurdistan.

    With Iraq embroiled in a full-fledged Sunni insurgency, the Kurds have emerged as key players in any plan to stabilize the country and preventing it from splintering into Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish portions.

    International leaders, who have included US Secretary of State John Kerry and his British counterpart William Hague, traveled to Erbil last week to seek Kurdish support for an inclusive emergency government in Baghdad.

    During his visit to Kurdistan, Hague commented on his Facebook page that “as we work together to help address the current crisis, we will also work to strengthen and deepen our wider relationship.”

    In its first session since the latest hostilities in Iraq the Kurdish parliament established a referendum committee, underscoring the seriousness with which the Kurds want to settle the Kirkuk issue, which would be a leap toward realizing their aspirations of independence.

    Iraq’s Kurds have always seen Kirkuk as the capital of a future homeland.

    But Kurdish independence has had few supporters in the West, with Washington among the opponents.

    A rare support came Sunday from Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who called for the establishment of an independent Kurdistan as part of a broader alliance with moderate forces across the region.

    "We should... support the Kurdish aspiration for independence," Netanyahu told a think-tank in Tel Aviv. He called the Kurds "a nation of fighters (who) have proved political commitment and are worthy of independence.”

    Kurdistan and Israel maintain quiet relations, with Israeli leaders often praising the Kurds, many of whom see the Jewish state as a model for their own future homeland.


    http://rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/29062014

    *** DO NOT LOOK FOR THE KURDS TO BE IN ANY HURRY TO FORM A NEW GOVERNMENT AS IT IS MAKING HASTE TO CONSOLIDATE GAINS IN DISPUTED AREAS WHILE WHAT IS LEFT OF AN IRAQI GOVERNMENT IS DISTRACTED WITH ISIS ***

    and

    Jaf: KA to attend 1st parliament session

    Sunday, 29 June 2014 18:56

    Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Ishraq al-Jaf, of the Kurdistani Alliance assured that the KA will attend the first parliament session.

    Speaking to AIN, she said "The KA will attend the first parliament session to conduct the oath."

    "The other political blocs must avoid targeting others by their statements rather than practicing their legislative role," she concluded.

    http://www.alliraqnews.com/en/index....iament-session

    *** I do not expect the Kurds to remain long after the oath, but .................. ***
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    Trade bank iraq & jp morgan chase/ what's the connection?

    sczin11-(copied from forum late saturday night) Earlier today i brought in the following article, with opinions- after reading some information during the day, provided by one of our members, suggesting that JP MORGAN/CHASE, may have more of an involvement with TBI, (trade bank of Iraq), i decided to research it further- Enjoy what I found, below, in Chronological order

    The opening of a new branch of the Commercial Bank of Iraq in Maysan




    Author: Editor: br reporter: ar
    29/06/2014 11:12

    Tomorrow's Press / Maysan opened Trade Bank of Iraq on Sunday, a new branch in the province of Maysan, under a plan prepared for the opening of six new branches during the current year in the provinces that need banking services.

    The director of the Commercial Bank in Maysan Muhammad Ali for "tomorrow's Press", "The opening of a branch of the Commercial Bank in the province will contribute to facilitate financial transactions and revitalize the banking sector there."

    He explained that "the bank seeks to expand financial dealings in various regions of Iraq and a way that would improve the economic reality and investment where," pointing out that "the opening of the new branch in the province is part of a financial plan prepared by the bank for the distribution of six branches between the provinces that need services Transfer ".

    sczin11- note: this is talking about transfering money for the payment of contracts, etc... (like EFT's or ACH or WIRE TRANSFERS!)

    He stressed that "the other five branches of the bank in turn will open during the current year."


    http://translate.googleusercontent.c...F9_8jNab5ZScFA



    So, now we go to Wikipedia, to look up , WHO, WHAT , IS THE TRADE BANK? HERE IS WHAT WE FIND;


    Trade Bank of Iraq

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    Type Government-owned corporation
    Industry Banking
    Founded 2003
    Headquarters Baghdad, Iraq
    Key people Hussein Al Uzri
    Chairman of theBoard
    Products Financial Services
    Website www.tbi.com.iq

    Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) (Arabic: المصرف العراقي للتجارة‎) is a publicly owned bank headquartered in Baghdad, Iraq.
    History[edit]

    The Trade Bank of Iraq was established in 2003 by the U.S. Administrator to Iraq Paul Bremer, originally to finance trade deals and replace the oil for food program.

    TBI is owned by the Iraqi government itself but operates as a commercial bank with a virtual monopoly on letters of credit for government purchases, giving it immense political leverage over the Iraqi government.

    Its chairman was a nephew of well-known Iraqi politician Ahmed Chalabi. Hussein Al Uzri (Arabic: حسين عصام الازري) was appointed by Bremer and kept the position under successive Iraqi administrations. Al Uzri is the founder and first Chairman of Board of directors and President of the Trade Bank of Iraq, until his unwarranted summary dismissal on 2 June 2011. He is the Grandson of Abdul Amir Al Uzri, an Iraqi politician in 1950 when Iraq was a kingdom, who served as a minister several times and as an ambassador to Iran. In June 2011, Reuters reported that the Iraqi government issued an arrest warrant for Al Uzri, stemming from an investigation at the Trade Bank [1]. (Reuters article on arrest warrant)
    In June 2011, Reuters reported that Al Uzri was named in an arrest warrant by Iraqi authorities. As yet no details of the allegations for the dismissal, or supporting evidence, have been presented.

    Many inside and outside Iraq believe that this action is politically motivated. A British adviser to the bank's board, Sir Claude Hankes, condemned the move by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's government as "political skulduggery". He said the bank had resisted efforts by members of the government to try to make it undertake "improper banking transactions".

    During Hussein Al-Uzri’s stewardship, the bank grew from nothing to be the largest bank in Iraq. It now has international banking relationships with a total of 134 banks in 39 countries who have together provided TBI with substantial lines of credit. These banks include JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank and Standard Chartered. TBI has been audited by leading western firms from foundation, Ernst & Young for the first five years and then PricewaterhouseCoopers, who gave an unqualified report for 2010.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trade_Bank_of_Iraq



    UPON FURTHER RESEARCH, BACK IN 2003, WE FIND A NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE THAT STATES THE FOLLOWING:








    J. P. Morgan Selected to Run New Trade Bank in Iraq



    Published: August 30, 2003






    J. P. Morgan Chase has been selected to operate a bank the United States is creating in Iraq to manage billions of dollars to finance imports and exports.

    J. P. Morgan will lead a group that includes 13 banks representing 13 countries to run the bank for three years, said Peter McPherson, the top United States economic adviser in Iraq.

    Operating the bank, the Trade Bank of Iraq, will give banks access to the financial system of Iraq, which has huge oil reserves; foreign bank companies have not operated in the country since a policy of nationalization in the 1950's and 1960's. Yesterday's announcement came on the day a car bomb killed a top Iraqi cleric and at least 82 others, underscoring the danger of having a presence in the country.

    The trade bank will serve as an intermediary for Iraqi government agencies' purchases of equipment and supplies from companies based outside the country,

    Mr. McPherson told reporters in Washington in a conference call from Baghdad.



    http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/30/bu...k-in-iraq.html


    THEN WE CONTINUE AND FAST FORWARD TO JULY 7, 2013- 10 DAYS AFTER IRAQ GETS RELEASED FROM CHAPTER 7, AND ALL SANCTIONS ARE REMOVED FROM THEM!


    JPMorgan Deepens Iraq Business After Citi, Standard Chartered


    By Khalid Al-Ansary and Nayla Razzouk Jul 7, 2013 8:21 AM ET





    • JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) is the latest international bank after Citigroup Inc. (C) andStandard Chartered Plc (STAN) to expand business in Iraq as OPEC’s second-largest producer boosts crude oil output and rebuilds its economy.

      JPMorgan signed a one-year agreement yesterday to help the Trade Bank of Iraq finance imports of goods and services, John Gibbons, managing director and EMEA regional executive for the New York-based bank, said in an interview in Baghdad.

      “Our focus is to open more letters of credit through the Trade Bank of Iraq on behalf of the government and its ministries,” he said.

      Iraq, with the world’s fifth-largest proven oil reserves, is modernizing its infrastructure and energy industry after decades of sanctions, war and neglect. It produced 3.2 million barrels a day of crude in June, according to data compiled by Bloomberg, and targets output of 3.5 million barrels by the end of the year. The government is boosting spending by 18 percent in 2013 to $118 billion, and the International Monetary Fund forecasts an annual economic growth rate of 9 percent, the fastest after Libya among 18 countries in the region.

      Iraqi officials are in talks with international banks about the opening of offices and branches in the country, Abdul-Basit Turki, acting governor of Iraq’s central bank, said today in an interview in Baghdad.

      “It is a rich market and the investment opportunities are huge,” Turki said.


      Banking Growth

      Foreign banks were barred from the country until after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion ousted the government of Saddam Hussein. Today, 15 international banks operate in Iraq, competing with seven state banks, 23 private lenders and nine banks operating under Islamic rules, according to the central bank’s website.

      Citigroup plans to open representative offices and branches in Baghdad and the cities of Basra and Erbil to benefit from an estimated $1 trillion of infrastructure spending, Mayank Malik, the U.S. bank’s chief executive officer for Jordan, Iraq, Syria and the Palestinian territories, said in a June 27 interview. The lender is among international banks seeking to finance a pipeline to export Iraqi oil and natural gas through Jordan, Nateq Balasem Khalaf, deputy director general of Iraq’s State Company for Oil Projects, said July 4.

      Standard Chartered has said it will open branches this year in Baghdad and Erbil, followed by a third office next year in Basra, a southern oil hub.


      Import Payments


      The agreement with JPMorgan will help the Trade Bank of Iraq “open more letters of credit that we’re in need of,”

      T
      BI chairman and president Hamdiyah Al Jaff said in an interview in Baghdad yesterday. JPMorgan helped set up TBI, the country’s largest bank for trade finance, to facilitate imports needed for Iraq’s postwar reconstruction.

      Banks in the country are set for growth in earnings and assets as a surge in lending in Iraq outpaces much of the Middle East, according to Singapore-based Sansar Capital Management LLC, which runs a fund with $30 million invested in Iraqi equities.
      Iraq’s rising oil exports and a drop in the prime lending rate to 6 percent from 17 percent in 2008 are feeding the expansion. The five largest privately owned banks boosted their combined net income by 207 percent from 2010 to 2012 and more than doubled earnings per share.

      Iraq’s stock exchange drew investors in February when mobile operator Asiacell Communications PJSC listed after a $1.3 billion share sale, in the Middle East’s biggest initial public offering since 2008. The country’s two other mobile operators, Zain Iraq and Korek Telecom, plan to sell shares in IPOs to comply with their license requirements.

      Iraq is the biggest oil producer, after Saudi Arabia, in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.




    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-0...chartered.html





    AND FINALLY WE HAVE AUGUST 29, 2013- JP MORGAN CHASE TO RUN TRADE BANK OF IRAQ - FROM BLOOMBERG!



    J.P. Morgan Chase to Run Iraq's Trade Bank, U.S. Says (Update3)





    Aug. 29 (Bloomberg) -- J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. has been selected to operate a bank the U.S. is creating in Iraq to manage billions of dollars to finance imports and exports.

    J.P. Morgan, the second-largest U.S. bank by assets, will lead a group that includes 13 banks representing 13 countries to run the bank for three years, said Peter McPherson, the top U.S. economic adviser in Iraq.

    ``Iraq will become important to these banks,'' McPherson told reporters in Washington in a conference call from Baghdad. ``These banks were making a view on the future of Iraq.''

    Operating the Trade Bank of Iraq will give banks access to the financial system of Iraq, the world's second-largest holder of oil reserves, where foreign bank companies haven't operated since a policy of nationalization in the 1950s and 1960s. The announcement came on the same day as a car bomb killed a top Iraqi cleric and at least 82 others, underscoring the danger of having a presence in the country in the wake of the war.

    The trade bank initially will serve as an intermediary between Iraqi government agencies making purchases of equipment and supplies from companies based outside the country, he said. As private enterprise becomes more important, Iraqi companies also will use the bank to support trade.

    An Iraqi, most likely from a government ministry, will be selected to run the bank. ``We expect an Iraqi to be the chief executive officer and most of the employees will be Iraqi,'' McPherson said. J.P. Morgan will train bank employees.


    58 Banks Bid


    The bank will start off with $5 million in cash and a $95 million line of credit from a fund controlling Iraqi oil revenue operated under the auspices of the United Nations, McPherson said. Final details of the contract are being negotiated with a signing anticipated in September.

    A total of 58 banks expressed interest for a contract that will yield ``a very few million dollars'' in fees to the winning consortium, McPherson said. The J.P. Morgan group was chosen because it was judged to be able to run a ``high quality, cost efficient'' operation, he said.

    ``We are pleased that the Coalition Provisional Authority has selected the J.P. Morgan consortium to help establish and operate the trade bank in Iraq,'' said Joseph Evangelisti, a J.P. Morgan spokesman. ``This is a critically important assignment.''
    An analysis of Federal Election Commission data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics shows that J.P. Morgan Chase gave $105,705 to President George W. Bush's campaign in 2000, making him the fourth-biggest recipient of Chase political contributions since 1990.


    Bush Contributions


    The contributions came either in the form of direct donations from individuals who work at Chase or through the bank's political action committee, the study shows. The Center for Responsive Politics is a nonpartisan group that studies the effects of campaign contributions on public policy decisions.

    In May, U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow said he called on J.P. Morgan Chairman William Harrison and other former business associates for support on the Bush administration's proposed $726 billion tax cut. Citigroup Inc. Chairman Sanford Weill, whose bank led a group that did not win the Iraq trade bank contract, also was contacted by Snow.

    In 2001, Harrison and Weill were among Wall Street executives meeting with President in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

    Along with J.P. Morgan, other members of the winning bank group are Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, Standard Chartered PLC, National Bank of Kuwait SAK, Bank Millennium SA, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Ltd., San Paolo IMI SpA, Royal Bank of Canada, Credit Lyonnais, Caja de Ahorros y Pensiones de Barcelona, Standard Bank Group Ltd., Akbank TAS and Banco Comercial Portugues SA.


    Other Bidders


    Wachovia Corp., Bank One Corp., Bank of America Corp. and ABN Amro Bank NV also bidded for the contract.
    At least one member of the group has recent experience with Iraqi banking. Credit Lyonnais, France's sixth-largest bank, maintained relations with Saddam Hussein's bankers after the Gulf war, partly in hopes of profiting if it became legal to do business in Iraq again, bank executives have said.

    Iraq's biggest bank, state-owned Rafidain Bank, owns 3.23 percent of Union de Banques Arabes et Francaises, which is 44 percent owned by Credit Lyonnais and run by the Credit Lyonnais executives.

    The U.S., which invaded Iraq with U.K. help in March, is trying to rehabilitate the country's economy and financial system which has been devastated by three wars in as many decades and almost 13 years of United Nations economic sanctions that ended in May.
    Ayatollah Mohamad Baqir Al Hakim, one of the top Iraqi Shiite clerics, was killed today along with ``dozens'' of others in a bombing at a venerated mosque in the holy city of Najaf, an aide to Governing Council member Ahmed Chalabi said.


    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...d=aEKCAEHxVEBI



    NOW WHO DOESNT THINK/BELIEVE IRAQ IS GOING INTERNATIONAL- I AM FAIRLY CERTAIN JP MORGAN CHASE KNOWS A LITTLE SOMETHING, DON'T YOU?


    Last edited by sczin11; 06-30-2014 at 10:59 AM.

  10. #10

    Presidency of the Council of Representatives

    A parliamentary source: Salim al-Jobouri as Speaker, Hummam and Sadoun his two deputies

    30/06/2014 10:25:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / A parliamentary source within the political negotiators to choose the Presidency of the Council of Representatives, said that there is a near agreement on choosing presidency of the Council and vote on it at the coming meeting on Tuesday.

    The source told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "it was agreed on choosing the Presidency of the Council of Representatives of the third term , and the candidate for the Speaker is Salim al-Jobouri ,Head of the Human Rights Commission in the former House of Representatives".

    He added, "It has been agreed on choosing, MP of the National Alliance, Hummam Hamoudi, first deputy speaker, and the Kurdistan Alliance MP, Mohsen al-Sadoun, the Second deputy."

    The source explained that the candidates of the Presidency of the Council of Representatives will be shown for a vote in the first session of the Council to be held on Tuesday.

    http://www.ninanews.com/english/News...ar95_VQ=HFFEIF

    * Jabouri is Sunni, Hamoudi a Shia and Sadoun a Kurd *

    and yesterday

    Wataniyah nominates Jobouri for parliament Speaker's post

    Sunday, 29 June 2014 19:20

    Baghdad (AIN) –The Wataniyah bloc nominated MP, Saleem al-Jobouri, for the parliament Speaker's post.

    A source within the Wataniyah bloc stated to AIN "The Wataniya *** bloc nominated the head of Diyala Hawiyatida bloc, Saleem al-Jobouri, for the Speaker's post."

    For his part, MP, Mohammed al-Karbouli, of Motahidoin Alliance headed by the former Speaker, Osama al-Nijaifi, stated "Motahidoin Alliance and the other blocs nominated Nijaifi and Jobouri for the parliament Speaker's post where both of them are not supported by the majority of the Sunni political blocs."

    http://www.alliraqnews.com/en/index....-speakers-post

    *** ( formerly al Iraqiya List )
    Leader
    Iyad Allawi

    Founded
    October 2009[1]

    Dissolved
    December 2012

    Succeeded by
    Muttahidoon
    Al-Wataniya
    Al-Arabiya Coalition
    White Bloc

    Ideology
    Iraqi nationalism
    Secularism
    Nonsectarianism
    Liberalism
    Last edited by chattels; 06-30-2014 at 11:10 AM.

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