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    " The Dinar Daily ", Saturday, 9 August 2014


    It is EVICT MALIKI DAY + ONE HUNDRED ( 100 ) or " E - M DAY + 100 "


    "..... 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.]

    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

    The State of Law coalition has expressed his commitment to the nomination of current Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki for the assumption of office for the third time in a row. "


    Ktlta al-Hakim and al-Sadr refused to renew Maliki's nomination to head the government and call for the coalition to provide irreplaceable

    Thu Jul 17 2014 22:33 | (Voice of Iraq)

    long-Presse / Baghdad

    New coalition al-Hakim and al-Sadr, on Thursday, refusing to nominate the prime minister expired, Nuri al-Maliki, for a third session, while Pena possibility of acceptance of another candidate presented by the coalition, threatened first by resorting to the opposition, revealing the second support the nomination of Adel Abdul Mahdi and Ahmad Chalabi for the post.

    Was Deputy for a coalition of citizen, of the Supreme Council of the Islamic, led by Ammar al-Hakim, to hold the prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, the state third, a "problem" to reject so many components of the National Alliance and other blocs, noting that many of them is the same, will turn to the subject If you do not submit a coalition of state law, an alternative candidate for the post.

    Ali said an inch, in an interview to the (long-Presse), said that "stuck to the prime minister, Nuri al-Maliki, the state third, a problem within the National Alliance, could hinder the formation of the government for a long time," adding that "a lot of the components of the National Alliance and other blocs outside reject Maliki's nomination. "

    He added an inch, that "the political blocs could accept another candidate presented by a coalition of state law for the position," noting that "a lot of political blocs, including a coalition of citizens, would prefer to stay opposition if they insisted al-Maliki to head the next government," returned that there are "many figures that can occupy the prime minister runs the country. "

    For her part, the Liberal block of the Sadrist movement, rejected the state's third generation, revealing its support for the other two candidates. The MP said the Liberal bloc, F Bureau, said in an interview to the (long-Presse), "The bloc rejects the state's third generation, and supports the nomination of Adel Abdul-Mahdi, or Ahmad Chalabi to head the new government."

    According to the Court, that "the National Alliance can accept dissector last for a coalition of state law, non-Maliki," returned to "Maliki's insistence on the nomination itself would make him aloof from the National Alliance."

    The president of a coalition of state law, Nuri al-Maliki, new in (the fourth of July 2014 present), adherence to the nomination for a third term, amid worsening opposition to the majority of political forces Therefore, most notably the Sadrists, and a coalition of citizens, and the Kurdistan Alliance and the Sunni Arab blocs, as well as a coalition of national leadership Iyad Allawi, to do so.

    It is noteworthy that the National Alliance, a parliamentary blocs, the largest, has failed so far to choose its candidate to head the next government, amid worsening differences between components on more worthy than others in the job, amid confirmation actors in it, the need to undergo a candidate for "compatibility and acceptability" within the coalition in the national space.



    Prime Minister's file is thorny and complex

    24/07/2014 09:30:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the Ahrar bloc, Hakim al-Zamili said that talks between the parties of the Iraqi National Alliance to nominate a person for the post of prime minister are still without a result.

    Zamili told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /[SIZE=3] "The file of prime minister is the most important file among other three presidencies," pointing out that "the Sunni political blocs have chosen Salim al-Jubouri as the chairman of the House of Representatives and the Kurdish groups have agreed on a personal as President of the Republic, and remaining file is the post of Prime Minister. "[/SIZE]

    He added: "The name of Prime Minister will be resolved next week, after the religious authority, popular forces and regional and neighboring countries, confirmed the need to resolve this file as soon as possible."

    He said: "choosing prime minister with wide admissibility will be a positive factor towards the calm and solving many problems in the country," noting: "The religious authority was clear in its speech, that the candidate must be accepted nationally, and this does not exist at the current Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who has problems with the Ahrar and the citizen blocs on one hand, and with the Sunnis and Kurds, on the other hand. "

    He explained that there is more than one character to be a substitute for Maliki in the next phase, from inside the Dawa Party, and the National Coalition has two candidates, Ahmed Chalabi and Adel Abdul-Mahdi, therefore, the process of selecting one of the characters will be a thorny and complex. "



    Officially, Speaker, his 2 Deputy Speakers assume their posts

    Tuesday, 15 July 2014 21:23

    Baghdad (AIN) –The Speaker of the Parliament and his two Deputy Speakers assumed their duties officially.

    The Parliament succeeded in electing Speaker of the Parliament, Salim al-Jebuori, and his first Deputy, Haider al-Ebadi, as well as his 2nd deputy, Aram al-Sheikh Mohamed.


    Iraq parliament elects Kurdish politician Fuad Masum as new president

    KURDISH politician Fuad Masum has become the new president of Iraq, in a step towards forming a new government that visiting UN chief Ban Ki-moon says must be inclusive for the country to survive.

    Fierce fighting ... volunteers who joined the Iraqi army to fight against Jihadist militants of the Islamic State (IS) brandish their weapons as they come as backup at a checkpoint north of Baghdad. Source: AFP

    A June onslaught on Sunni Arab areas north and west of Baghdad, led by the jihadist Islamic State group, has brought Iraq to the brink of breakup, with the government struggling to assert any authority beyond its Shiite power base.

    Parliament elected Masum, who served as the first prime minister of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region more than two decades ago, by an overwhelming majority of 211 votes to 17.

    He had been almost guaranteed the job after Kurdish parties struck a late-night deal to support him.

    Under an unofficial power-sharing deal, Iraq’s Kurds traditionally get the post of president.

    The move could pave the way for a deal on the much more powerful post of prime minister.


    Chalabi: all political blocs signed a national coalition that requested the block elder

    Baghdad newspaper of integrity

    Coalition leader said citizen MP Ahmed Chalabi, a national coalition to sign parliamentary blocs as the largest bloc.

    Chalabi told reporters, "we have a request from the first meeting of the Parliament aatiar the national coalition is the largest bloc, signed by both blocs."

    He said "some heads blocks National Alliance (Ziya al-Asadi, Ahmad Chalabi Baquer Al-Zubaidi) met with Parliament Speaker Salim Al-jubouri to inform him of their declaration that they are the largest bloc".

    He was speaker of the House of Salim Al-jubouri, said today that "the Constitution is clear in explaining the larger parliamentary bloc combined within the Parliament."

    He said that "the parliamentary bloc with the largest number of seats, and the Constitution was careful to use the word Parliament is formed after the House of representatives at its first meeting".

    "We are going back to the old Mahdi Al-Hafidh as if it had received a request from the State of law bloc, for he was Moderator exclusively back then."

    The President said the House "label greatest mass determined in accordance with the Constitution and there is dialogue between the National Alliance and State of law coalition and the President will meet with a number of political leaders after I finished for me," he said.

    The President of the Federal Court judge, Midhat al-Mahmoud, the biggest parliamentary blocs that formed the Government in 2010 itself would constitute Ministerial cab in 2014.

    Attorney for the State of law Coalition, Hussein Al-Maliki, said today, "the State of law Coalition had received the Federal Court as a parliamentary majority by Nouri al-Maliki remains a candidate for Prime Minister."

    The National Alliance was revealed on July 12 that the State of law coalition has applied to the Federal Court to inquire about the biggest bloc of seats in the new Parliament, noting that "the demand made in isolation from the National Alliance."



    The President of the Republic: the national coalition is the largest bloc and not state law

    Agency day 8 :
    July 26, 2014


    Source in Baghdad said on Saturday that the President of the Republic, Fouad Massoum, contained a request by outgoing Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, provides for the Declaration of a State of law bloc, the largest in Parliament, has the right to form the next Government.

    The source added that "the infallible confirmation receipt with reacted formal letter from the Presidency of the House of representatives provides for the Declaration of the National Alliance, the largest parliamentary bloc, and it is adopted in the formation of the next Government, not state law."



    Article 76:

    First: The President of the Republic shall charge the nominee of the largest
    Council of Representatives bloc with the formation of the Council of Ministers
    within fifteen days from the date of the election of the President of the Republic.

    Second: The Prime Minister-designate shall undertake the naming of the members
    of his Council of Ministers within a period not to exceed thirty days from the date
    of his designation.

    Third: If the Prime Minister-designate fails to form the Council of Ministers
    during the period specified in clause “Second,” the President of the Republic shall
    charge a new nominee for the post of Prime Minister within fifteen days.

    Fourth: The Prime Minister-designate shall present the names of his members of
    the Council of Ministers and the ministerial program to the Council of
    Representatives. He is deemed to have gained its confidence upon the approval,
    by an absolute majority of the Council of Representatives, of the individual
    Ministers and the ministerial program.

    Fifth: The President of the Republic shall charge another nominee to form the
    Council of Ministers within fifteen days in case the Council of Ministers did not
    win the vote of confidence.


    * The Prime Minister-designate shall present the names of his members of the Council of Ministers and the ministerial program to the Council of Representatives. He is deemed to have gained its confidence upon the approval, by an absolute majority of the Council of Representatives, .............; and,

    * so there would not be a vote upon the PM designate per se, but upon the ministers the PM designate chooses to seat ; and,

    * absent a vote of confidence by the Parliament on the PM and his government ( Council of Ministers ), by the majority, then the President may charge a new nominee.


    Jaafary: INA, biggest bloc not SLC

    Sunday, 27 July 2014 13:54

    Baghdad (AIN) –The head of the Iraqi National Alliance, Ibrahim al-Jaafary, assured that the INA is the biggest bloc and not the State of Law Coalition headed by the Premier, Nouri al-Maliki.

    Speaking to AIN, he said "The INA is the biggest bloc and not the SLC," noting that "The biggest bloc was not named during the first parliament session where we released a statement in the presence of the representatives of the INA including the SLC."



    Badr Organization declares its commitment to the decision of the National Alliance for the prime minister post

    Mon Jul 28 2014 23:32 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Baghdad - where

    Announced the Badr Organization, led by Transport Minister Hadi al-Ameri, its commitment to the decision of the National Alliance for the post of prime minister.

    He said the first deputy secretary general of the Badr Organization, Abdul Karim Younes, told all of Iraq [where], "The National Alliance, previously was the biggest blocs in the last session in 2010 and is now the largest bloc in the current session."

    In response to the invitation of reference for the selection of the best and not to cling to positions, Yunus said that "there is a fundamental point for the selection of the elements of the government positions, is that available to have an element Ulkipa experience and sincerely to the people of Iraq," explaining that "the reference was not directed her words to someone Maliki particular they are always talking in general, and not particularly calls to the interests of the country. "


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    Badr talking about "candidate" is identical to the reference specifications .. The news about a couple of days to withdraw the nomination of al-Maliki officially

    BAGHDAD / Mohammad Sabah

    Hinted deputy from the Badr Organization (25 seats in the coalition of state law), that his bloc will not support the nomination of Nuri al-Maliki for a third term, because the Shiite parties keen to provide personal, "according to the opinion of reference Najaf," enjoys the admissibility national, and pave the way for political change, what confirms loss Maliki is one of the most prominent allies, after Hussain al-Shahristani told (about 25 seats, also in state law) partners that is identical with the opinion of the religious authority, which means the loss of support within Maliki's bloc by about half.



    He added that "there is a mechanism within the National Alliance for the selection of figures for the positions taken by the coalition government and we are bound by the mechanics of it," adding that "with the opinion of the organization, which calls for the reference to be there figures efficient and able to run the country properly."

    The supreme religious authority, Ali al-Sistani called for the formation of a new government within 15 days and not to cling to office officials have formed, in reference to the insistence of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on the third term in the presidency.

    The Web site of the Office of the supreme religious authority Ali al-Husseini al-Sistani, the official said, "Sheikh Abdul Mahdi al-Karbalai, a certified top Shi'ite cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, said during a Friday sermon in Karbala [110 km south of Baghdad] need to form a new government within a period of time not to exceed duration Constitutional amounting to 15 days, and not to cling to their positions by the officials, "in an apparent reference to the current Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who insists on running for a third term.

    And rejects most of the members of the National Alliance and the Kurdistan Alliance and the Federation of Iraqi forces Maliki's nomination for a third term and looking to provide the National Alliance candidate for prime minister for being the largest bloc in the Iraqi parliament.

    Read more: http://translate.googleusercontent.c...#ixzz38pQmgO00

    * The following is a reference to the " by-laws " of the NA which I have been referencing, "there is a mechanism within the National Alliance for the selection of figures for the positions taken by the coalition government and we are bound by the mechanics of it," . *


    " Unlike the procedures for electing the president of the republic (for which a separate law with elaborate procedures exists) the nomination of the Iraqi prime minister is governed entirely by the Iraqi constitution. As a result, the selection of the prime minister candidate is arguably the most sensitive and unpredictable stage of the Iraqi government formation process. " http://gulfanalysis.wordpress.com/20...new-president/


    " ... it is for the new president to identify the largest bloc and ask its PM candidate to form the next government. Whereas the pan-Shiite alliance has declared itself the largest bloc repeatedly, there is a case to be made that as long as it does not have an agreed PM candidate it doesn’t exist in a way that is interesting to the Iraqi government formation and that the State of Law bloc of PM Maliki – whose candidate is Maliki – is the biggest bloc. It is being reported that Masum will meet soon with the Shiite alliance to clarify these things. Unless a PM candidate emerges, Maliki could legitimately complain to the federal supreme court that Masum is wasting his time with a non-existent political alliance. http://gulfanalysis.wordpress.com/20...new-president/


    " The biggest bloc in the Iraqi parliament that also has a PM candidate is currently State of Law, whose candidate of course is Nuri al-Maliki. Members of this bloc, including Maliki himself, are now explicitly demanding the right to form a government, separate from the rest of the putative pan-Shiite alliance. Unless a bigger bloc comes up with a candidate before the constitutional timeline for PM nomination expires on 8 August (or a few days later if holidays are counted), President Fuad Masum has a constitutional duty to charge Maliki with forming his third government, regardless of whether he has a realistic chance of reaching an absolute majority when he presents it to parliament for approval or a second attempt by another candidate will be needed. " http://gulfanalysis.wordpress.com/20...ouble-in-iraq/ http://gulfanalysis.wordpress.com/20...ouble-in-iraq/


    National Alliance holds decisive meeting next Thursday to name PM

    05/08/2014 13:22:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / A source in the National Alliance said that the alliance will hold a crucial meeting next Thursday to nominate its candidate for prime minister from the state of law.

    The source told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / today that "the religious authority has given a deadline to the National Alliance ends next Thursday to announce its candidate for prime minister, and within the constitutional period.

    He added that "the blocs, within the State of Law, will be asked to choose a candidate for each bloc for a vote within the meeting which will be held next Thursday and then who gets the highest votes, will be the candidate of the National Alliance, and will be presented for a vote in the House of Representatives."




    Deputies to the National Alliance: We give Maliki's coalition 48 hours to provide an alternative, otherwise we will give our candidates for prime minister

    06/08/2014 00:20

    Long-Presse / Baghdad

    Hinted block Badr headed by Hadi al-Amiri to the lack of support for the nomination of the prime minister expired, Nuri al-Maliki, in office a third time, commitment to the position of religious authority, while a coalition between al-Hakim, that the State of Law coalition knows very well that his release from the National Alliance means "suicide politically ", revealing the grace of the National Alliance coalition of state law 48 hours to provide an alternative candidate, and will only mass candidate for prime minister, confirmed the Sadrist bloc in Parliament, and there are several candidates for the position, and the Coalition's commitment to the constitutional deadline for the submission of his candidate.

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    Mass-Hakim: splits in law and advocacy accelerate the withdrawal of the nomination of al-Maliki

    BAGHDAD / Mohammad Sabah
    Revealed that the mass of citizen leaders and senior lawmakers of the Islamic Dawa Party, joined the masses of rejecting the state's third Nuri al-Maliki, "stressing that the National Alliance candidate for prime minister will be ready during the next 48 hours.

    The gave the president Fuad Masum, the Shiite alliance even on Sunday, to nominate a candidate acceptable nationally, are being asked to form the ministry, amid claims by local and international change the political team ruling, and coming personality able to pursue a moderate policy that would re-unite the political situation Ripper, in conditions the country's most critical, where suffering all Iraqi groups and the scourge of war with terrorism.

    This comes at a time hinted Ktlta Badr and independents to they did not Tdama Maliki's nomination for a third term, because the Shiite parties keen to provide personal, "according to the opinion of reference Najaf", enjoys admissibility national, and pave for political change, which could mean the loss of Maliki's support within the bloc about more than half.

    spokesman mass citizen eloquent Abu Galal, told the "term" that "the meetings held by the National Alliance on yesterday (Thursday), did not reach agreement on put forward an alternative candidate for the owners to head the government. "

    continued Abu Galal, that "there are several names floated in the meetings of the National Alliance, which was held in the past few hours, including Haider Abadi, and Tarek Najm, and Ibrahim al-Jaafari," pointing out that these names have not been approved by a coalition of state law. "

    He pointed spokesman that "the candidate state law, Nuri al-Maliki is still clinging to his candidacy is hampered reach the National Alliance to put a personal enjoys admissibility national to fill the presidency of the Council of Ministers in the coming period," explaining that "the meetings of the National Alliance continuously until they reached the appropriate personal to fill this position. "
    and added that "stuck Maliki nomination to head the government to pay the National Alliance to request an extension to the deadline constitutional to choose its candidate and asked to form a government," noting that "the religious authority decided it definitively regarding the National Alliance candidate in a speech on Friday."

    spokesman called on behalf of the bloc citizen parliamentary faction, Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Council of Ministers of the outgoing Nuri al-Maliki to withdraw his candidacy and provide another candidate's response to the request of the religious authority not to cling to positions, "demanding that the forces that fall within the coalition of state law that adhere to the directives of reference to respond to these calls."

    and on the reservations made by the parties within the coalition of state law about Maliki's nomination for a third term, he explained eloquently Abu Galal, "that there are some MPs from the Islamic Dawa Party and leaders of adult joined the blocs of independents and Badr, which refuse and strongly Maliki's nomination for a third term within the rule of law in response to the directives of the religious authority."

    he added "During the meetings of the National Alliance recent which ended in the past few hours, told some of the leading adult of the Islamic Dawa Party blocks Alliance they deduced from the third mandate of the owners indicating" that the National Coalition would go with some of the blocks of state law, reject the nomination of the prime minister of the outgoing to nominate a candidate of the National Alliance on Sunday. "

    and pointed out that "the National Alliance, told al-Maliki in previous interviews that he wants a departure solemn and respectful of his authority," explaining that "the blocks outs do not have any animosity with al-Maliki only person in his approach to work and performance." He pointed out that "al-Maliki stuck his candidacy for the presidency of the government is to love to cling to power.


    UNAMI calls infallible to "perform its constitutional responsibilities": the situation in Iraq can not afford to delay naming the prime minister

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    Baghdad / term-Presse

    Called on the United Nations Mission in Iraq, leaders of political blocs to abide Baltoukitat constitutional mandate of a candidate to form the Iraqi government, and urged President Fuad Masum, the "performance of its constitutional responsibilities to" assign the new prime minister to form a government, "Mukdh that Iraq" does not bear at this critical time any constitutional delay "in this regard.

    He said the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Mr. Nikolai Mladenov said in a statement received (range Presse) a copy of "I urge the President of the Republic Fuad Masum, to perform its constitutional responsibilities candidate commissioned the largest bloc to form a new government approved by parliament and the wide support of all Iraqi components. "

    He Mladenov said that "this is the basis for the reunification of the country and ensuring effective solutions and sustainable challenges Dangerous facing the country," noting that "adherence to the constitution only to maintain the democratic process from which to address the current crisis, which threatens the life and ensure the sovereignty and independence of Iraq." The prime UNAMI in Iraq "at this critical time, not Iraq can afford any delay is unconstitutional in naming the prime minister, or to engage in a long process patience to form a government", calling for "political leaders in Iraq to rise to the challenges facing the nation, and the fulfillment of their responsibilities as representatives of the Iraqi people. "

    was not able to the National Alliance to agree on a candidate assigned to form the government at a meeting last Thursday, which prevented the mandate of President of the candidate of the largest bloc in parliament to form a government, because the House of Representatives responded to the request of the National Alliance, to postpone it, through adaptations include extension the constitutional deadline, which ends next Sunday, including not counting the holiday, official recognition of the need for Shiites to a few days to resolve the candidate is accepted.

    noteworthy that a coalition of state law, has repeatedly declared his commitment to "constitutional right", being the largest parliamentary bloc, rejecting any " overcome "in this regard, they returned he was" part of the National Alliance, but it's still the largest bloc, "while longer National Alliance itself" the largest parliamentary bloc. "

    and waits for the House of Representatives and one of the thorny issues, of identifying the largest parliamentary bloc, in preparation for the President of the Republic commissioned candidate to form the next government, which is still an ongoing debate on the subject, between the National Alliance, the coalition of state law, and that after the resolution of my presidency and the parliament of the Republic.


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    Economists: "Vta" agreement is absolutely useless

    BAGHDAD / Ibrahim Ibrahim

    Varied views of economists about the American tax compliance agreement "Vta" for short because of the lack of compatibility with the fiscal and monetary laws of the country, while not emphasized the benefit of the local economy and the banking of the terms of the agreement, so it is considered unilateral. He said the financial expert on behalf of Jamil Antoine in an interview for the "long", "The American financial system for a convention to fortify its economy great from entering any amounts irregularly through smuggling or money laundering, and therefore subject to all American citizens in various countries around the world, especially the tax evaders ".

    He added that "there are more than fifty countries signed the Convention, including Iraq, so it became their banks are obliged to provide account statements to customers of American citizens as a result of financial and monetary dealings inside and outside of these countries." Anton explained that "any other activities practiced by any individual American uses in which large sums of money as investments or to enter commercial partnerships put the financial system of that State signatories to the Convention within the conditions that must be made on it." He said "any financial institution and Iraqi bank does not give accurate information represent mathematical statements are true to their clients from the citizens of the United States exposing themselves to legal accountability and criminal within the Convention."

    He stressed that "the global capitalist system is subject across global organizations such as the IMF and the World Bank, the World Trade Organization under the American domination of the global economy in the grip of non-citizens from evading tax of Finance." He pointed out that "there are a lot of banks and the banks are working on money laundering and illegal trade with money while we find banks offering solid minutes form filled in by the customers to know the source of funds and compare what they were getting according to a simple mathematical equation." He pointed out that "the failure of the laws of the Iraqi economy and the weakness of its financial system and monetary many years ago prevented him from keeping up with the evolving global economies, including responding to this Convention, so find traded cash and paper and ongoing smuggling across the border."

    Economists and analysts say that the application of this law or agreement would be tantamount to accepting that operates banks in those countries as a proxy for taxes in the pursuit of American citizenship, the American banker to reveal their financial interests, as well as that it is a violation of banking secrecy policy for banks in the world. In turn, said economic expert Ghazi Kanani "long", "The agreement to enter into the American tax" Vta "step is useless on the economic front for Iraq being to protect the American economy with little benefit to the Iraqi economy."

    He added that "Iraq has entered in agreement with him and forced many countries of the world and is intended to control the transfer of funds within and outside the country under the pretext of preventing tax evasion, the private citizens of the United States of America." He explained that "the law of the Iraqi economy and is responsible for tax evasion, which complains it is considered America's so arbitrary convention has nothing to do with Iraq and it is not necessary to apply to the local banks." He said the "Iraqi banks and the banks must provide statements of account for the total transactions conducted by any American citizen inside Iraq, and if refrained will be exposed to punitive measures strict and harsh to shut up." He stressed that the "agreement" Vta "not offer any of the Iraqi economy, but little benefit is just a routine follow the law of the State of certain matters need to commercial and economic information from its citizens abroad." He pointed out that "the business and invest in America evaded in recent years from working in the country because of the large financial tax imposed on them so crafted to convert their investments to other countries, including Iraq."

    The sources said that the American economic application of the law will not pose a threat to Arab financial institutions, as the rejection of these financial institutions, the law will lead them to the local contraction, where you will lose the ability to deal with foreign counterparts, or even with local financial institutions that comply with the law.

    Some states have decided to make the deal banks with the IRS American directly, what makes its financial institutions are subject to a "Vta", otherwise subjected to sanctions that will be taken by the United States against the banks, the countries that do not reveal private accounts, Americans have deduct 30 percent of their accounts in banks American , and prevent the latter from the handle. It is noteworthy that the American tax law compliance "Vta" passed by Congress in March 2010, as part of the Employment Act incentives to restore employment. And to be under this law to taxpayers who own financial assets outside the United States, to submit a report statements of those assets for the benefit of American domestic revenue.


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    Private banks want to "lead the national economic"

    Long-Presse / Baghdad

    Commission emphasized the new management of the Association of Iraqi private banks, on Wednesday, interest in the empowerment of the private banks from the leadership of the economic file National ways modern and sophisticated, and closer ties financial market and economic to strengthen their capacity to implement investment projects varied, while called financial expert association for the defense of the rights of depositors and shareholders also and to ensure the transparency of the deal and the establishment of a relationship of "equal" with the central bank, calling for financial players support the Association.

    A member of the Authority, Abdul Aziz Hassoun, said in an interview to the (long-Presse), "The Association has already developed a plan to restore its organizational structure to improve its work to support the banking sector and keep abreast of global developments relevant," noting that "the plan was to require elections to inject new blood can make it. "

    added Hassoun, that "the members of the Association of Banks elected Tuesday (the fifth of August 2014 present), the governing body of the new, which includes the president and won the job Ashur, which is supposed to appoint his part, President of the Board of Directors, and Wadih Handal, president of the Association of , agreed that the Union Bank, as Vice President, Investment Bank, Financial Secretary, "that" the six CEOs of several banks were elected as members of the governing body. "

    explained a member of the administrative board of the Association of private banks, that "the functions of the new body is worthwhile banking sector private and enable him to lead the economic profile of the country in ways that modern and sophisticated, as well as strengthening the role of the Association toward linking the banking system for the financial market and the national economic estimated position of support for the implementation of a number of investment projects in various fields. "

    For his part, said the financial expert on behalf of Jamil Anton, in an interview to the (long-Presse), said that "for a long time have passed on the first elections of the Association of Iraqi private banks, is born is an urgent need for renewal and development around new developments that have occurred in the country," noting that "the members of the Association faced before the election problematic on the nature of the party that holds the presidency and if it is a person or a bank. "

    said Anton, that "the members of the Association agreed after extensive discussion to be a head a bank and not a particular person, in view of its benefits, including the possibility of replacing the president in the event of its failure, that the alternative would be part of the management of the bank itself , who has been nominated him, "and saw that the" Association to take it upon themselves to defend the rights of depositors and shareholders and not the owners of the banks only, and that emphasizes transparency, dealing, and to prevent any process corrupt or affect the depositors and private banks themselves. "

    and called for a financial expert, The new body of the Association, to "establish strong relations with the Central Bank of Iraq, not as Mr. and slave, but on the basis of parity", explaining any that "The Association criticized the errors, diagnose, and seek to address them, both in private banks or the central bank, and to support the Iraqi economy and not certain people . "

    and called Anton, that "the financial players supportive of the association and seduced them do not make it as a critic who is looking for errors only."

    It is noteworthy that the Iraqi banking system consists of 43 banks, as well as the central bank, are distributed according to ownership between seven-governmental organizations, and 30 waged, including seven Islamic, as well as six foreign banks.


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    Central Bank: coin will be put ten thousand dinars Bhltha end of August, the new current
    (we also saw an article on this yesterday)
    Long-Presse / Baghdad

    Revealed the CBI that the end of the month will see the launch coin ten thousand dinars Bhltha new, and among the old currency from the category of ten thousand will not be withdrawn from Iraqi markets, confirmed that the other categories of currencies Iraqi be put forms new successively until the end of the year .

    The central bank said in a written statement to the (long-Presse), said that "for the purpose of developing the current series of banknotes Iraqi and increase efficiency, seek central bank to put the local currency in a new way using the finest paper and put the properties of technical and advanced security."

    the bank said "step The first will be offered a class ten thousand new format end of the month that brought some changes, including changing the image of the Arab world, al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham to the Freedom Monument, has also been modified dates Islamic and Gregorian to 2014 m - 1435H, as well as to the new paper from a class of ten thousand will be charged signing of the Iraqi Central Bank Governor agency Abdul Basit Turki Saeed. "
    and follow the bank that "the new paper include thread ensure the buckle in the middle contains the effects Animations changes color from gold to green when the note is tilted, and wrote the phrase (CBI), has also been put sign of advanced security known as (transparent window) in the right corner of the top of the face of the paper showing a picture of the minaret Helicobacter when placed on a white background as it appears to the sum of (10000) when placed on a dark background, also includes paper structures against attempts at counterfeiting cloning, and there is a sign found in the paper, especially for the Blind which is about two lines horizontal straight lines on the left side of the face sheet.

    drew the bank to be "from the currency denomination of ten thousand of the old form will not be withdrawn and will continue to trade," noting that "the process of withdrawal will be by pulling the central bank damaged from This currency ", and make the process of damage it and not to return again for trading in the hands of citizens."

    With respect to currencies other cash that will be put Bhltha new, pointed out the bank to "put the rest of the categories of currencies in new forms in the coming months and will be completed put the end of this year.

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    US airstrikes alone will not defeat IS

    US airstrikes alone will not defeat IS

    The United States has finally decided that Iraq's security and humanitarian situations require immediate military intervention. US President Barack Obama's Aug. 7 speech consolidated this decision and spelled out the US mission on two levels: implementation of "limited" military aerial operations, and a humanitarian intervention to save Iraq from the ethnic cleansing of its minorities.

    Summary⎙ Print The US militarily intervention in Iraq will be limited, according to President Barack Obama.

    Author Mushreq Abbas

    Posted August 8, 2014

    Translator(s)Steffi Chakti

    The US intervention, however, conveys different messages on timing and goals. When it comes to timing, the United States exerted serious pressure on all Iraqi parties to reach a settlement over the formation of an Iraqi consensus government. Iraqis themselves would have to liberate their land, but not before unanimously agreeing upon the clear foundations of the Iraqi state.

    Secretary of State John Kerry elaborated on this idea in an Aug. 7 statement, where he stressed the need for Iraqi politicians to agree on an inclusive and consensus governmental formula.

    Before its limited military intervention, the United States waited for Iraqi parties to get past their attempts to politically benefit from the security collapse and to reach a foregone conclusion: There is no chance whatsoever for a monopoly on power in Iraq on the part of any sect, party or individual. Some decisions that could be made amid crises and collapses, such as a coup d’état or neutrality, would only usher in greater collapses.

    Iraq’s crises and challenges, bolstered by the unprecedented entrenchment and expansion of the Islamic State (IS), could constitute an ideal portal for the region to realize the brittleness of borders. All countries are in danger. Such a realization could open the door for a regional repositioning and make countries more cautious when employing dogmas and sectarian affiliations in open wars.

    Countries that intersect politically, such as Iran, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Turkey, feel they are facing a genuine threat to their internal security. Time may force countries to adopt a more realistic vision on the poles of conflict in the Middle East.

    Military intervention has become a demand of different Iraqi parties and the government, placing the current US decision in circumstances that differ from 2003. The US decision comes in tandem with the demand of the UN Security Council to help Iraq in its war against IS.

    The US announcement was preceded by leaks about airstrikes that would be carried out against IS in northern Iraq, where the organization has been battling the Kurdish peshmerga. The United States had denied these leaks, yet Obama affirmed during his speech that aid would be delivered to the displaced population stranded on Mount Sinjar.

    Consistent throughout these developments is the idea that the war against IS should be an Iraqi decision before being a US or international decision. This war requires producing Iraqi agreements to end the rupture between Kurds, Sunnis and Shiites. These agreements should drain the blood-pumping resources of terrorism.

    Such an agreement will not take place without the Iraqi political circle adopting courageous measures to allow the expansion of the cabinet representation base, the imposition of state sovereignty and the formation of a more resilient Iraqi army. These measures will not be implemented anytime soon, which prompts additional questions about the limits of the US military intervention, and how it will aid the powers on the ground that are fighting IS.

    The defeat of IS — and the time required to do so — depends on the ability of Iraqis to settle their disputes. Throwing IS outside the border will take more than a couple of days, especially if the US decision to intervene turns out to be a departure from an internal consensus and if these airstrikes are unable to alter the balance of military power against IS.

    What’s more, the war on IS in Iraq will not be decisive given the organization’s control over large swaths of Syria, and its comprehensive war against the Syrian regime and the opposing armed groups.


  4. #4

    Feeling heat, Maliki warns Sistani against opposing third term

    Feeling heat, Maliki warns Sistani against opposing third term

    On July 25, the official website of Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani posted an article reporting that Sistani has called on Iraqi officials not to cling to their positions, alluding to the insistence of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on seeking a third term. Official spokespeople for Sistani have previously criticized the performance of the Iraqi government, as well as the stances of Maliki himself; this, however, is the first time that Sistani has directly demanded Maliki withdraw his candidacy.

    Summary⎙ Print Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani hinted at Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s intention to seek a third term, saying that Iraqi officials should not cling to their positions in power.

    Author Ali Mamouri

    Posted August 8, 2014

    Translator(s)Steffi Chakti

    The article came in response to the stance of Sayyid Mahmoud Shahroudi — a prominent religious figure known for his close ties with Iran’s leadership and the Maliki-led Dawa Party — in support of Maliki. The website also noted the support of other Shiite religious authorities in Qom and Najaf for Sistani's position.​

    In another development, Sayyid Jafaar al-Sadr, the son of the the Dawa Party founder, called on all of Dawa's leading members to end their support for Maliki, since the latter is the main obstacle to settling disputes and forming a new government.

    In the same context, the Badr and independent blocs belonging to Maliki’s State of Law Coalition announced they would split from the coalition if Maliki insisted on a third term. This means the coalition would lose the majority of votes within the National Iraqi Alliance, from which the prime minister should be chosen.

    Maliki sent a warning text message to the office of Sistani. Al-Monitor learned the content of the message, which reads: “It is with great dissatisfaction that I received the hint that your official delivered during the Friday sermon in Karbala about officials not clinging to their posts. The majority of Shiites and the enemies of the political process figured that I was the one concerned. This is why I ask you, as prime minister who was elected for two terms, as the leader of the largest coalition, and as the [politician] who won the highest number of votes in the third session, to clarify your stance and end your involvement in the political process and the choosing of the prime minister. [I ask you] to limit your role to the provision of religious and moral guidance to your followers and leave politics to politicians. Iraq is going through a delicate phase in its political and security history and I cannot, amid these circumstances, give up on my national duty to protect the unity of Iraq and its people and defend the rights of those who voted for me.”

    The Iraqi political system is parliamentary, not presidential, and candidates' number of votes do not influence their nomination for governmental positions. They are strictly chosen through the votes of the members of parliament. The State of Law Coalition joined the National Alliance during the first parliamentary session, which makes the alliance the largest coalition and the one to name the prime minister. This alliance will be threatened with division if Maliki insists on running for a third term.

    This came in tandem with news that Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei called on Maliki to step down, in clear support for Sistani’s position. These rapid developments angered Maliki, who felt the developments were quickly mounting against his wish for a third term.

    Maliki expressed his anger on Aug. 6 during his weekly speech, when he warned against outside attempts to intervene in the naming of the next prime minister. He said these attempts violate the political and constitutional process, threatening that all hell would break loose if an attempt was made to unconstitutionally name a prime minister.

    Clearly, this speech is Maliki’s last attempt to instill fear among his rivals related to his stepping down. This speech is, however, a far cry from being a real threat. Maliki has no political or security power to allow him to hold on to his post if Sistani and Iran explicitly oppose his candidacy.

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  5. #5

    Iyad al-Samarrai calls the House to resolve the largest bloc by a vote of its members

    Iyad al-Samarrai calls the House to resolve the largest bloc by a vote of its members

    09/08/2014 10:38:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / The Secretary-General of the Iraqi Islamic Party, Ayad al-Samarrai said: The National Alliance and state of law pushed Iraq in a new crisis called the largest parliamentary bloc.

    He added in a press statement, "there is no better solution, but to given the opportunity for members of the National Alliance to nominate themselves in front of Parliament to vote on as the head of the House of Representatives did with the President of the Republic and who enjoys a majority vote of the members of the Council will be the head of the largest bloc.

    He added: This proposed action is not inconsistent with the Constitution and I have already made this opinion previously and I repeat it today.


  6. #6

    Hundreds demonstrate in Baghdad, calling for third term for Maliki

    Hundreds demonstrate in Baghdad, calling for third term for Maliki

    09/08/2014 11:20:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / Hundreds demonstrated in the Firdos Square in central Baghdad to demand a third term for the current Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki.

    A number of tribal leaders as well as youth people participated in the demonstrations that started from the Nasir Square in central Baghdad down to Firdos Square, demanded the nomination of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki as electoral and constitutional right.


    * The foregoing reminds me of the directive issued in " Casablanca " to round up the usual suspects, or in this case, the paid demonstrators. "
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  7. #7

    National Forces Alliance: the hot provinces prefer Adel Abdul Mahdi or Chalabi for pr

    National Forces Alliance: the hot provinces prefer Adel Abdul Mahdi or Chalabi for prime minister

    09/08/2014 11:27:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / Iraqi National Forces Alliance said that the people of the hotspots prefer the nomination of Adel Abdul-Mahdi, or Ahmed al-Chalabi to become prime minister in the next government.

    The MP, Abdul Kahar al-Samarrai said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that his alliance, in response to the desire of the people of those provinces, will vote to support any candidate presented by the National Alliance, except the current Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

    He added that Abdul-Mahdi and Chalabi have admissibility and compatibility of all blocs and other components inside and outside the National Alliance.

    He pointed out that these two characters are luckier than other names that have circulated by the National Alliance.

    Al-Samarrai said the Iraqi national forces Alliance will study the government's program of any alternative candidate presented by the state of law coalition, except Maliki, to consider the possibility of a vote on passing his name as prime minister or not.

    He re-emphasize that the components of the Iraqi national forces alliance is committed to reject the third term for the current prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki in the case he is named as a candidate for the National Alliance under any circumstances.


  8. #8

    Source: The parliament's session postponed to Monday instead of tomorrow

    Source: The parliament's session postponed to Monday instead of tomorrow

    09/08/2014 11:58:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / A parliamentary source said that the parliamentary session, scheduled on Sunday, was postponed to next Monday.

    He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "the parliamentary session, scheduled tomorrow, was postponed to next Monday," without giving any details about the reason for the postponement.


    and, now a reason,

    Parliament session postponed to next Monday

    Saturday, 09 August 2014 14:34

    Baghdad (AIN) –The Parliament Speakership postponed the parliament session to next Monday.

    Parliamentary source stated to AIN "The Speaker, Saleem al-Jobouri, and the Deputy Speaker, Haider al-Ebadi and Aram al-Sheikh decided to postpone the session to next Monday to give the political blocs a chance to finalize its discussions to nominate a candidate for the Premier Post."

    Last edited by chattels; 08-10-2014 at 08:57 AM.

  9. #9

    Kerry describes forming inclusive government, selecting PM as "Only durable way to st

    Kerry describes forming inclusive government, selecting PM as "Only durable way to stop ISIL"

    Saturday, 09 August 2014 10:17

    Baghdad (AIN) –The US Secretary of State, John Kerry, said that the President Obama has acted expeditiously and appropriately in authorizing targeted military action and providing significant humanitarian assistance to the people of Iraq at this very difficult moment when it is vitally needed.

    A statement by the US Department of State received by All Iraq News Agency cited "The stakes for Iraq’s future could not be clearer, and today’s crisis underscores the stakes profoundly. ISIL’s campaign of terror against the innocent, including Yezidi and Christian minorities, and its grotesque and targeted acts of violence bear all the warning signs and hallmarks of genocide. For anyone who needed a wake-up call, this is it. ISIL is not fighting on behalf of Sunnis. ISIL is not fighting for a stronger Iraq."

    "ISIL is fighting to divide and destroy Iraq – and ISIL is offering nothing to anyone except chaos, nihilism, and ruthless thuggery. With a gut-wrenching humanitarian crisis unfolding, and the rolls of the starving and sick growing daily, there’s not a minute to waste. The United States is acting and leading, and the world cannot sit by and watch innocents die. We will continue to coordinate with our allies in the region and the international community to assist Iraqis to confront ISIL’s brutal ideology which poses a severe threat to Iraq, the region, and the United States," the statement continued.

    "President Obama has been unequivocal that he will do what is necessary and what is in our national interest to confront ISIL and its threat to the security of the region and to our own long-term security. He has been equally clear, as I have on my visit to Iraq and in all my conversations with Iraqi and regional leaders, that the only durable way to stop ISIL is for Iraq’s real leaders to unite and form an inclusive government as rapidly as possible within their own constitutional framework, including the selection of a prime minister. Iraq’s leaders must confront the growing humanitarian and security crisis with the urgency that it demands. They must do so knowing that ISIL finds an inadvertent, unwitting ally in any delay in the political process inside Iraq. Only ISIL wins if Iraqi political leaders avoid making tough choices rapidly to tip the balance in favor of inclusive and effective governance," the statement mentioned.

    "The safety and security of our men and women serving overseas is fundamental. Every day we wrestle with difficult choices to keep our people safe. I will remain closely engaged with Ambassador Beecroft, Deputy Assistant Secretary McGurk, and our team on the ground as we work to ensure that our personnel in Erbil, Baghdad, and across Iraq are secure," the statement concluded.


  10. #10
    ISIL detonates holy shrine of Imam Ridha in Nineveh

    Saturday, 09 August 2014 11:21

    Nineveh (AIN) –The ISIL terrorists detonated the holy shrine of Imam Ridha in Nineveh.

    The Member of the Human Rights Supreme Commission, Salama al-Khafaji, stated to AIN "The ISIL terrorists detonated the holy shrine of the Imam Ridha in Tisikhrab village in Nineveh with some Improvised Explosive Devices."

    "A citizen from Shabak Community killed six ISIL terrorists who detonated Sayyida Zaynab Mosque and then was killed by the ISIL terrorists," she concluded.


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