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    It is EVICT MALIKI DAY + ONE HUNDRED SIXTEEN (116) or " E - M DAY + 116 "

    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.

    Haydar al-Abbadi Is the New Iraq PM Candidate

    Posted by Reidar Visser on Monday, 11 August 2014 13:48

    Today, what remains of the pan-Shiite National Alliance formally presented Haydar al-Abbadi of the Daawa party as their PM candidate. Abbadi will be charged by President Fuad Masum to replace the current PM, Nuri al-Maliki.

    The political realities behind this move can be summarized as follows. For some weeks, pressure has been building inside Maliki’s State of Law coalition to have him changed. Finally today, factions led by Haydar al-Abbadi of the Daawa and Hussein al-Shahristani, the current deputy PM, broke with Maliki to nominate Abbadi for PM. Early reports suggests 38 Daawa MPs and 12 members of the Shahristani bloc abandoned Maliki, leaving him with the backing of only around 45 members of the original 95-member State of Law bloc. It is worth noting that the traditionally pro-Iranian Badr organization has not been enumerated among the 128 or so supporters of Abbadi.

    Constitutionally and legally, today’s developments also clear the air. Until yesterday, Maliki could plausibly plead the case that the president should have charged him with forming the government before the official deadline expired. However, today’s action by the Shiite alliance showed that Maliki’s claim to represent the largest bloc no longer has any basis, because State of Law has disintegrated. Accordingly, Maliki’s promise to bring the case before the Iraqi federal supreme court will be of academic interest only. Any attempt by him to challenge the nomination through other means than the court will be profoundly anti-democratic.

    Haydar al-Abbadi is a former finance minister who is well liked by groups outside the Daawa and State of Law, who elected him as deputy speaker for the new parliament earlier. He will now have 30 days to present his cabinet for approval by the Iraqi parliament with an absolute majority.



    Start commissioning (Abadi) by a presidential decree
    By khabaar khaba 11/08/2014 04:58

    The leader of the Supreme Council, led by Mr. Ammar al-Hakim, Fadi al-Shammari reporter Agency for News News (et) shortly before the start of commissioning procedures by a presidential decree for the National Alliance candidate for prime minister Haider al-Abadi.

    The feet of the National Alliance, a leader in the coalition of state law and the Dawa Party, Haider Abadi, head of the new government.

    And got Agency for News News (et) on official documents show that the Alliance was formally presented to the prime minister, al-Abadi.


    Aajl..masom cost Abadi to form the next government
    Monday, August 11 / August 2014 15:10

    Commissioned by President Fuad Masum, the day Monday, the National Alliance candidate for prime minister Haidar al-Abbadi to form a government.

    According to a source familiar with told all of Iraq [where] that "the infallible and after Abadi nomination for prime minister instructed the latter to form the next government."

    The National Reform Movement, led by Ibrahim al-Jaafari announced officially on Monday, the nomination of the leader of the Islamic Dawa Party and the current First Deputy Speaker of the House Haider Abadi for the post of prime minister in the government Aljdidh.anthy



    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.


    Published on Aug 11, 2014

    Declared the presidency formally approve commissioning Haider Abadi, the formation of the new government.

    Sources of Baghdadi President Fuad Masum, cost-Abadi told a news conference at the headquarters of the Presidency and the presence of the President of Parliament, Salim al.
    , and The National Alliance has announced his candidacy Haider Abadi, in a letter sent to the presidency attached to the signing of 127 MPs from the National Alliance, representing blocs of advocacy and independent Almndutin in the State of Law coalition and the Liberal blocs and coalitions of citizens and reform and virtue.



    Biography of Dr. Haidar al-Abbadi

    Mon Aug 11 2014 19:28 | (Voice of Iraq)

    - Birth and maintain: 1952 Baghdad
    His father, Dr. Jawad al-Abadi doctor known and who served as director of the hospital nervous in Baghdad and the inspector general of the Health Ministry and has his retirement in 1979 in the list of 42 doctors decision of the Revolution Command Council dissolved due to lack of loyalty to the Baath regime. Died in London and was buried where not to allow the former regime opponents to bury their dead in their own country.

    MP Haydar Abbadi
    Academic achievement:
    - Completed the study in the elementary and middle eastern Karrada in Baghdad.
    - Finished junior high school in junior high in central Baghdad in 1970.
    - He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Technology in Baghdad in electrical engineering in 1975.
    - Familiarize doctoral and master's degrees at the University of Manchester in England at his own expense, and earned a doctorate in electrical and electronic engineering in 1980.
    Political activity:
    - Belonged to the Islamic Dawa Party in 1967, a few days after a setback in June at the age of fifteen years and practiced his activity in the party and in the outside in the security conditions extremely dangerous, especially with the takeover of the Baath regime on the capabilities of the country and the arrest of some officials partisans who persevered steadfastness of the heroes and the martyrdom of others mercy God.
    - Currently in charge of the Political Bureau of the Party and spokesman in his name in addition to his membership in the leadership of the Islamic Dawa Party.
    - Took over the responsibility to speak on behalf of the Islamic Dawa Party in Britain and abroad, especially to the media, global in exposing the crimes of the former regime and found guilty and defend the Iraqi people and the rejection of the blockade imposed on it, and attendance at international forums and in the UN definition Bmazlomah the Iraqi people at a time when much of the world is silent or supports the Baathist regime in its crimes against the Iraqi people.
    - Has had a prominent presence in opposition to the Baathist regime and decisively to address the elements of the former regime and abroad participated in the activities of the opposition against the regime and also contributed to the national conferences of the opposition which was attended by the Islamic Dawa Party.
    - In 1983, his passport was withdrawn by order of the Presidency of the intelligence system on charges of activity hostile to the Baath regime by documents found.
    - In 1982, the Baath regime executed two of his brothers, one a university professor and two employees in the state on charges of belonging to the Islamic Dawa Party. In 1981 the former regime arrested his brother, who was third in the second year of the College of Medicine and spent ten years in prison on the same charge.
    - In 1980, took over the responsibility of the Office for the Middle East, the Islamic Dawa Party which is based in Beirut.
    - In 1979, became a member of the executive leadership of the Islamic Dawa Party.
    - In 1977, he was responsible for the Islamic Dawa Party organizations in Britain.

    MP Haydar Abbadi
    Political positions:
    - Currently vice president of the House of Representatives where he was elected for the rule of law in the elections of April 2014 is a member of the House of Representatives since 2006 for the city of Baghdad.
    - In the same year he was elected Chairman of the Committee of Economy and Investment and Reconstruction, one of the committees main actors and vitality in the House of Representatives is the most important achievements under his presidency: to pursue the development and rehabilitation of public sector companies to the state through legislation and financial allocations, and follow up the implementation of investment budgets and the reasons for the lag in implementation, and strive to provide facilities and to support the industrial and agricultural sector and encourage national industries, and contribute to the legislation, a package of economic laws the task of which the Investment Law and Consumer Protection Law and the Law on the protection of national products and the customs tariff law and competition law and antitrust and other laws essential for the development and protection of the Iraqi economy and improve the standard of living of citizens and decent work for them .
    - In 2005 he became an adviser to the Prime Minister, where he took several files, including his appointment as general coordinator for the city of Tal Afar to rid it from the control of al-Qaeda and terrorism excommunicating where deemed of the most successful achievements of the government at that time and set an example for the cooperation of the people and tribes of different affiliations and persuasions to confront and expel the terror of national unity between the sons city. It also took over the task of coordination with the United Nations about the displaced Iraqis caused by terrorist acts. The Foundation took over the follow-up information for the development of its standards and digital computers in Iraq
    - Appointed Minister of Communications in 2003, where he oversaw the reconstruction of switches that were destroyed during the war and re-ground telephone service in record time. In his tenure as the ministry expanded Internet service quickly began as the first wireless phone service. Also develop a plan for the Ministry relies rehabilitate Iraqi capabilities in the telecommunications sector, and a strategy to develop a comprehensive and essential infrastructure at the near and medium and long term, and that the adoption of the latest technology available, and draw a clear policy for the telecommunications sector and the development of structuring the work of this sector in Iraq in order to launch its capabilities and provide the service that you need country.
    Professional work and career:
    - After receiving a bachelor's degree in 1975, the work of a lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Technology in Baghdad, for being ahead in the study where he was second in the sequence section.
    - Work from 1981 to 1987 as president of the research team at the company (LDPE) in London for the rapid transfer of the vertical and using modern technology based on his dissertation. It also assumed responsibility for the implementation of electronic control in the project for the transfer of the vertical in the center of the City of London.
    - In 1987 he became an expert in the technology of rapid transit in London.
    - Contributed in 1997 in planning for quick transfer of vertical giant virtual city and planned to be built in the future in Japan with an area of one million square meters, which can accommodate one million people and a height of a thousand meters.
    - In 1998 received a grant for technology innovation from the Ministry of Trade and Industry, UK.
    - Participated in the design of electronic transmission pedestrian bridge to the second millennium in London in 1999 on the basis of his research for a patent.
    - In 2001, has been patented in London for his work in the field of rapid transit (Snkerorel) using modern technology, the adoption of his thesis for a doctorate.
    - Took over the presidency of the Foundation sophisticated technology in London in 1993, in addition to his work an expert in technology Rapid Transit until 2003 when he returned to Iraq after the fall of the former regime.
    - Has a scientific research about the control system setups and designs for new types of electric motors with electronic control and also participated in many seminars and scientific conferences in Britain.
    Other concerns:
    - A professor of materials science and verses of the Koran and the interpretation of provisions in the Islamic College in London in conjunction with the British Brunel University students for undergraduate study years 1999 to 2003.
    - Has a research on the position of Islam, democracy and the concept of one nation, and about intolerance and issued a book entitled "Manual of Science in the Koran."
    - Research has English on the interpretation of the verses of the Koran and texts and sentences in the verses of the Islamic faith beliefs.
    - Participation and lecturing at many conferences and courses and Islamic cultural and overseeing the annual cultural conferences.



    Meet Haider al-Abadi, the man named Iraq’s new prime minister

    Iraq's president on Monday named Haider al-Abadi as the country's new prime minister, an appointment that came amid speculation that the embattled incumbent, Nouri al-Maliki, would cling to power even after his country had dissolved into chaos and the United States made it clear that it would not support him as leader anymore.

    But who is Abadi? Born in Baghdad in 1952, Abadi was educated at the University of Baghdad and later received a doctorate from the University of Manchester in Britain. He lived in Britain for many years after his family was targeted by Saddam Hussein's Baathist regime. He was trained as an electrical engineer, but he entered politics after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. He became minister of communications in the Iraqi Governing Council in September 2003, then was a key adviser to Maliki in Iraq's first post-invasion elected government. Just weeks ago, he was elected deputy speaker of parliament, and he has been considered a contender for prime minister in the past two elections.

    The bigger question, however, is whether Abadi will be able to overcome the challenges confronting Iraq more successfully than Maliki. Like Maliki, he's a Shiite Muslim and is a member of the ruling State of Law coalition. One of the chief criticisms of Maliki was that he entrenched Iraq's sectarian politics, filling the government with Shiite politicians and limiting Sunni and Kurdish power.

    Earlier this summer, Abadi gave a striking interview to the Huffington Post's Mehdi Hasan in which he discussed the possibility of Iranian intervention in the fight against the Islamic State, the Sunni extremist group that has taken over vast swaths of Iraq.

    "We are waiting for the Americans to give us support," he said in the June interview. "If U.S. air strikes [happen], we don't need Iranian air strikes. If they don't, then we may need Iranian strikes." Abadi has also had differences with Iraq's Kurdish community at points: Last year he warned that a dispute over Iraqi Kurdistan's oil exports could lead to the "disintegration" of the country, and he was criticized by Kurdish politicians during the negotiations over the 2013 budget.

    However, Abadi does seem to be aware that the Iraqi government and security forces have made serious mistakes in the current conflict. He told Hasan that the government needs to listen to stories of the "excesses" of the security forces to decide how to respond. And he was clear that Iraq needed to avoid being dragged into the type of war the Islamic State clearly desires.

    "We have to be careful not to become involved in a sectarian war," he told Hasan. "Shias are not against Sunnis and Sunnis are not against Shias."

    Reidar Visser, an academic expert on Iraqi politics, says that although Abadi comes from the same political faction as Maliki, he enjoys much broader support, especially from Kurds and Sunnis.

    Part of this is his more distinguished background. "Many of the elites from the governing council-era consider him one of their own in terms of a prestigious family background, whereas Maliki was seen as more of an upstart from humble origins," Visser notes in an e-mail. "Things like that count in the (old-fashioned and traditional) Iraqi establishment."

    President Fouad Massoum, a Kurd, seemed confident Monday that Abadi could lead the country. “Now the Iraqi people are in your hands,” he said as he shook Abadi's hand.



    Iraqi Prime Minister-Designate Starts Talks on Government Formation

    Prime Minister-designate Haider Abadi began talks with the parties of the country's parliament on the formation of a new government.
    © REUTERS / Ahmed Saad

    MOSCOW, August 12 (RIA Novosti) - Prime Minister-designate Haider Abadi began talks with the parties of the country's parliament on the formation of a new government, the Sky News Arabia TV channel reported Tuesday.
    Abadi confirmed that he is ready to discuss "not only the formation of a new government, but also a general policy of overcoming constitutional, political and economic issues in Iraq."
    The prime minister-designate called on all political forces "that respect the constitution and democratic practices to unite in the face of challenges Iraq needs to resolve."
    According to the channel, the talks are to last for a month.
    On Monday, Iraqi President Fuad Masum officially asked Abadi to form a new government. However, outgoing Prime Minister Nouri Maliki did not agree with Abadi's nomination and said he would take the case to court.
    Maliki accused Masum of violating the constitution by failing to name a prime minister within 15 days. When President Masum was appointed on July 24, he had an initial 15-day period to go through the political process of appointing a new prime minister.
    The process was jeopardized by Maliki's decision to seek a third term and reports that his Islamic Dawa Party had refused to cooperate in the formation of a new government.
    The nomination of Abadi as prime minister-designate has been supported by the United States, the European Union and Iran.



    Abadi's ((eighth day)): Cab of cabinet will be ready next week

    Agency eighth dayAugust 11, 2014

    BAGHDAD - ((eighth day))

    Announced the new Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi assigned by the President of the Republic, that the ministerial cab will be ready within the next week.

    Ebadi said in a statement ((eighth day)) that "naming ministers next government will be announced next week, but not accepted for the delay, stressing that the minister will be named on the basis of competence, integrity and history of all people of good candidates.

    He added, We are keen on the participation of all political forces in the next government in order to build a democratic process sober.

    The President of the Republic had commissioned Haider Abadi officially to form the next government as the National Alliance candidate for the presidency of Wazzra.t (AA-19)



    (16) Ministry in the new government

    By Khabaar Khaba twelve thirty-three 17.07.2014

    Brother Sam and Mullah

    A leading figure in the National Alliance, that "there is a vision within the National Alliance to reduce to 16 ministries and ministry only, noting that" this vision have been welcomed by most of the political blocs. "

    And between the leadership, who preferred anonymity, said in a statement , told the news of news (et) that "there is a vision within the National Alliance go in two directions, reducing the ministries for 16 Ministry only there to accept the initial of the various political forces, adding that" there is asking another, which distribution files on major powers, meaning that the cost of services, for example, block the file or the file to be all economic ministries and agencies or economic positions than their share. "

    The source added that "all the forces holds seats have a file and is subject to the control of the committees of the House of Representatives in order to determine successes and failures, stressing" that "this idea is accepted by all parties."



    Ebadi intends to hold Ministerial Reduction

    Friday, 15 August 2014 12:21

    Baghdad (AIN) –The PM-designate, Haider al-Ebadi, assured his intention to hold the Ministerial Reduction.

    Ebadi said in a press statement "There are several priorities for the next government such as eliminating the corrupted officials and reduce the costs of the ministries in the next budgets by reducing the number if the ministries."



    Tariq Harb: the voting session on the government on September 9

    Mon Aug 11 2014 18:18 | (Voice of Iraq)

    The legal expert Tareq Harb, said the prime minister-designate, Haider Abadi, a period of 30 days to form a government.

    The war in an interview with the site of the Central Council of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUKcc.net), on Monday, 08/11/2014, that the constitutional period, which should form Abadi, during which, the government, ending 30 days after the issuance of the decree of the Republic instructed to, noting that the deadline granted to Ebadi expire on 09.09.2014, and during this period, naming his ministers, and the preparation of the ministerial program of his government, pointing out that it depends on the consensus and nominations blocs, expressing his belief that there is almost unanimous support Abadi of the blocks, and expected success Abadi in the formation of the government during the constitutional period granted to him.

    He pointed to a war that in the event failed to form a government in al-Abadi, or did not impair his cabinet confidence of the House of Representatives, Ffleris Republic, to instruct anyone else to form a government, without the requirement to be a candidate of the largest parliamentary bloc.

    He pointed out that the war meeting of the Council of Representatives to vote on the government, should be next on September 9, indicating that there is no harm in delayed a day or two.

    This was the President of the Republic Fuad Masum, issued a decree today, commissioned by the National Alliance candidate Haider Abadi, the formation of the new Federal Government.

    She explained Member of Parliament for the Green bloc, MP Ala Talabani, in an interview for (PUKcc.net), on Monday, that the President of the Republic issued a decree Republican candidate commissioned the largest parliamentary bloc, a National Alliance to form a government.

    PUKcc ultra Yazidi



    Former MP: internal, Arab and international support for Abadi contributes to form the government in record time

    13/08/2014 08:44:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / The former MP, Izzat Shahbandar said, "The internal support by the political blocs and the Arab and international support for Haider Abadi will contribute to the formation of the government in record time."

    He said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that " Haider Abadi will form the government as soon as possible, and in record time compared to the formation of the two governments in 2006 and 2010." noting that "the nature of the government that will be chosen by Abadi, will determine whether this government is capable of contain and absorb the problems and conflicts and challenges in the country. "



    Maliki Steps Down, Supports New Prime Minister

    By RUDAW

    BAGHDAD—In a televised address on Thursday evening Nouri Maliki withdrew his bid for the post of prime minister in favor of Haider al-Abadi who was endorsed by the Shiite National Alliance earlier this week.

    “I withdraw my candidacy for prime minister in favor of my brother Haider al-Abadi to safeguard the unity and stability of Iraq and the political process,” said Maliki.

    According to Rudaw sources, leaders of the Dawa Party had held hours of extensive talks with Maliki to persuade him to step down.

    Maliki who served as prime minister for eight years lost the support of Iraqi politicians and the international community, particularly the United States and Iran.

    In his speech, the former prime minister defended his time in office and praised his achievements.

    Maliki asked Iraqi security and armed forces to stay in their positions “and defend the country against terrorism.”

    On Monday, Iraqi president Fuad Masum tasked al-Abadi with forming a new government four months after the country’s general elections.

    The presidential move was welcomed by Iraq’s Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish groups. Washington, Tehran and the United Nations also backed al-Abadi's nomination.

    Initially Maliki rejected the president’s decision, describing it “violation of the constitution” while there was fear of hostiles from security forces loyal to Maliki.

    An official source told Rudaw that Maliki is expected to remain active in the political process and that he has demanded to be granted the post of the vice president.




    Can Abadi be the PM that Iraq needs?

    Iraq's new prime minister has to move fast to bring unity to the country.

    Last updated: 15 Aug 2014 14:56

    Sajad Jiyad

    Haider al-Abadi was nominated to form a new government on August 11. [EPA]

    On August 14 Iraq witnessed another moment of peaceful transition of power, in a region that is unfamiliar with it. Nouri al-Maliki, who has held the post since 2006, and winner of the elections in April, decided to withdraw from his pursuit of a third term and backed another candidate from his own Dawa party, Haider al-Abadi, who was already nominated by a large alliance of parties and politicians.

    It was at times an acrimonious process, with Maliki insisting that he was the only legal nominee for PM and threatening legal action against President Masum for nominating Abadi in a move he called a “constitutional violation”. But in the end the overwhelming support for a change in the premiership, both at home and abroad, convinced Maliki that his time was up.

    Maliki retains leadership of his party and the State of Law coalition that has over 90 MPs in Iraq’s parliament, meaning he will remain a significant force in Iraqi politics. But the focus now is on his successor who comes into the role in arguably tougher conditions than Maliki did in 2006, at the height of the sectarian strife that ravaged the country. The continued threat of the Islamic State group, manifest in its capabilities to conduct ethnic cleansing almost at will, is the greatest single threat to the newly democratic Iraq since its creation in 2003.

    While Abadi has never held the highest political offices in Iraq before, he will assume the premiership with unprecedented support from regional and international powers. The US, Iran, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia, have all expressed backing for the designation of Abadi as PM and urged the quick formation of a new government. A reset button seems to have been pressed by Iraq’s Kurdish and Sunni Arab parties with regards to Abadi, after they had a troubled relationship with his predecessor. There are encouraging signs that all parties will take part in the new government and present a united front against the war with the Islamic State group.

    But there are several fundamental problems that the new PM will have to contend with in addition to the military battles that Iraq currently struggles with. Firstly, he will have to face the fractious nature of Iraq’s imposed unity governments that are based on unwritten sectarian quotas, meaning that disputes and gridlock are never far away.

    Secondly, he will have to continue the battle to weed out corruption and incompetence, in all state institutions including the military, that paralyse the government’s ability to run the country properly.

    Thirdly, he will have to address the grievances and aspirations of the government’s constituent communities; the Shia Arabs in the oil-rich but under-developed South, the Sunni Arabs in the Western and Northern provinces who have suffered the effects of terrorism and poor representation, and the Kurds in the autonomous Kurdish region that hope for independence after a history of conflict with Baghdad. He will also have to promote the inclusion of the numerous ethnic and religious minorities who face an existential threat and also little political influence.

    Daunting is the challenge, and Abadi is an untested leader in an unenviable position. But he brings some notable characteristics to the job that will serve him better than his predecessor. He is a technocrat, speaks good English, and is willing to share decision-making and rely on professional advice.

    He does not have the large circle of “friends” and advisors around him that isolated his predecessor, nor does he have much appetite to allow for one. He is not overly influenced by Iran or any other foreign country, nor has he made any enemies among Iraq’s wide spectrum of politicians. In fact he is amiable and understated in a manner similar to that of the other heads of office, Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jibouri and President Fuad Masum.

    Being amiable is not enough though in a country being torn apart by extremist violence and sectarian hate. Even if foreign intervention stalls the Islamic State group and provides relief to those facing massacre, the unrefined nature of democracy in Iraq may render the most capable leader ineffective. The sectarian overtones that dominate internal debates, and inform foreign powers when addressing Iraq, in addition to the concentration of power in the hands of elites often distant from citizens, are reasons to be pessimistic. That Iraq in its entirety - every single ethnic and religious group - is under attack by the Islamic State group may unwittingly be the factor that pulls Iraq together, and that forces the PM and the rest to find solutions to Iraq’s many problems.
    But time is not on Abadi’s side and whatever optimism there is will quickly evaporate when the stark reality of what Iraq has become begins to bear over him and the people. He needs to form a new government quickly, filling it with the right people for the right posts and not according to which party or sect they are from. The Islamic State group is at the doorstep and have one foot through the doorway already; any more failures by Iraq’s politicians is an invitation for them to come right in.

    Is Haider al-Abadi capable of leading Iraq? And even if he is, can he do anything to prevent the cycle of violence that has plagued Iraq for decades? The answers need to come soon or risk becoming irrelevant.

    Sajad Jiyad is a London-based independent analyst and researcher on Iraq.



    Iraq premier-designate has his work cut out for him

    Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Haider Abadi, left, with fellow lawmakers Salim Jabouri and Aram Sheik Mohammed in July. In parliament, Abadi earned a reputation for pragmatism and support of private enterprise. (Ali Abbas / European Pressphoto Agency)

    By Shashank Bengali, Brian Bennett

    Iraq's prime minister-designate is seen as more moderate, but also a cautious party stalwart

    Even if he is able to form a ruling coalition, Iraq's Haider Abadi may still struggle to win Sunni support

    August 14, 2014, 4:00 AM|Reporting from Washington

    Early in 2007, with Iraq embroiled in sectarian violence, American diplomats in Baghdad tried to persuade a key Shiite Muslim lawmaker to support the easing of a ban on the Sunni Arab-dominated Baath Party..

    At a meeting at the U.S. Embassy, the lawmaker, Haider Abadi, was noncommittal, saying that changes to the laws forbidding political activity by Saddam Hussein's old party would be a tough sell with Shiites. But Abadi, a British-educated engineer, also expressed hope that the rival sects would find common ground in opposition to Sunni-led Al Qaeda extremists.

    Sunni lawmakers "are looking for allies," Abadi said, according to a State Department dispatch obtained by the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. "We are ready."

    That encounter was quintessential Abadi, according to former U.S. officials and analysts who have followed the career of the man who was tapped this week to serve as Iraq's next prime minister.

    Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

    by Raoul Rañoa

    Seen as less ideological and more moderate than many leading Shiite politicians — including the man he would replace, divisive two-term Prime Minister Nouri Maliki — he is at the same time a cautious party man who has rarely broken with the Shiite mainstream on crucial issues such as "de-Baathification" and power sharing.

    With the United States now seeking to reverse the momentum of Islamic State, an Al Qaeda breakaway group that has swept across northern and western Iraq, Obama administration officials hope that Abadi will make good on previous overtures toward minority Sunni Arabs and Kurds and form a more inclusive, moderate government. As a former businessman and chairman of the parliament's finance committee, he earned a reputation for pragmatism and support of private enterprise.

    "Abadi is known in Iraq as someone who can reach across the party aisle and has earned respect as a skilled negotiator," said a U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity in discussing internal assessments.

    Yet even if Abadi is able to form a ruling coalition, he may still struggle to win the crucial support of Sunnis, whose disaffection with Maliki's sectarian policies has fueled the rise of the Sunni extremists. Abadi secured the prime ministerial nomination Monday with the backing of a Shiite coalition that includes supporters of former Oil Minister Hussein Shahristani, who has angered Sunni Arabs and Kurds by insisting that all Iraqi oil be controlled by the Shiite-led central government, and the radical cleric Muqtada Sadr.

    "Neither he nor his coalition are auspicious in terms of expecting a significant change," said Kirk Sowell, a political analyst who edits the Inside Iraqi Politics newsletter and is based in Jordan.

    "There were people around Maliki who were flamethrowers; [Abadi is] not a flamethrower. But at the same time, Abadi has never been known as someone who's pushing reforms.

    On Wednesday, Maliki said in a weekly televised address that he would not give up power until Iraq's high court rules on his claim to office, but he pledged not to use force to keep his post. With support for Maliki evaporating, Abadi is moving ahead with forming a new Cabinet under a constitutionally mandated 30-day deadline.

    Like Maliki, the Baghdad-born Abadi is a longtime member of the Islamic Dawa Party, a Shiite opposition group banned during Hussein's long rule. But the two men took different paths as exiles pushing for the dictator's overthrow.

    In the 1980s, while Maliki took part in clandestine efforts from Syria and Iran to destabilize the Baathist-led government, Abadi lived in Britain, where he earned a doctorate in engineering from the University of Manchester. According to a biography on his Facebook page, two of his brothers were executed in Iraq in 1982 for being Dawa member.

    Abadi remained with his family in Britain and ran a small company that, among other things, helped to modernize London's transportation system. He returned to Baghdad in 2003 after the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Hussein and became minister of communications in the Coalition Provisional Authority under American civilian administrator L. Paul Bremer III. Abadi was elected to Iraq's re-formed parliament in 2006.

    Balding, with a neatly trimmed gray beard, Abadi is better known to Iraqis than Maliki was when U.S. officials plucked the latter from obscurity and backed him for the premiership. American diplomats who have since worked behind the scenes for Maliki's ouster believe Abadi may be more open-minded toward Washington and other Western allies, officials said.

    “Abadi is known in Iraq as someone who can reach across the party aisle and has earned respect as a skilled negotiator.”

    - U.S. official, referring to Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Haider Abadi

    Before the Obama administration launched airstrikes last week against Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, Abadi was a vocal proponent of U.S. military intervention. He told the Huffington Post in June that renewed U.S. involvement would mean the Iraqi government would not have to rely solely on military support from Iran.

    "There are some reasons to think he is not beholden to or enamored with Iran as Maliki has been," said David Pollock, a Middle East expert at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

    In the same interview, Abadi acknowledged that Iraqi security forces had committed "excesses" that should be investigated, without elaborating. Under Maliki, the security forces were accused of abducting and torturing untold numbers of civilians, most of them Sunnis, who were being held without charges.

    But Abadi rejected allegations that Maliki persecuted or marginalized Sunnis. He has also drawn the ire of Kurds for saying their demands for a greater share of oil revenue from the semiautonomous northern Kurdish region could cause Iraq's "disintegration."Experts say that as prime minister, Abadi would have to take swift steps to reform Iraq's security establishment and share sufficient power with Sunni Arabs and Kurds to build support for fighting the Islamist militants.

    "He's going to face every single challenge that Maliki faced,"
    said Hayder al-Khoei, an Iraq expert at Chatham House, a British-based think tank. "That has nothing to do with personalities. There are systematic failures having to do with governance, nepotism, corruption that are not going to go away overnight."

    To the extent that personalities matter, the difference is stark. In contrast to Maliki's hangdog demeanor, Abadi is known for being pleasant, comfortable with reporters and dryly funny at times, even at the expense of American interlocutors.

    In September 2007, after then-Ambassador Ryan Crocker and coalition commander Gen. David Petraeus delivered a mostly rosy assessment of Iraq to a congressional panel in Washington, U.S. officials asked Abadi in a meeting whether he had seen the testimony.

    According to a summary of the meeting obtained by WikiLeaks, "Abadi said with a wry grin that the tone was so upbeat, 'even Maliki himself could not have written a better report.'"



    Announce the formation of the government after 15 days

    08/17/2014 06:02

    Mobilized political blocs efforts in the search for effective mechanisms to participate in the cabinet reshuffle, in order to speed up the announcement of its formation under the guidance of the supreme authority and the international community to confront the terrorist gangs unified position and firm, while it continues the National Alliance meetings intensive presence of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the Prime Minister Haider Abadi, in charge of all the components of the National Coalition to overcome the obstacles in front of the president-designate and support him in his efforts to form a government and call for the Ministerial feminine.

    In this context, MP Khalid al-Asadi said the rule of law in all its components supports Prime Minister-designate Haider Abadi in the formation of the government and make it successful and that expectation formed within two weeks while articulating start maiden rounds of negotiations and consultations to form a government freely imposed by the nature of alliances to participate in the political process efforts. Asadi said in a statement singled out by the «morning» over the phone: that the state law has a collective decision by agreeing to support Abadi will bear his responsibility in the composition and also the success of its work in the future, stressing the need for the candidates to be part of the government lineup committed to its program, expected formed within weeks the next two.

    He added that «rounds of negotiations or consultations to form a government focused on three axes:

    I oversee the formation of the government.

    The second annexation across the political spectrum.

    Third discuss the best policy options to them.

    Consequently, these hubs will transfer the general situation of the case of agreements and theoretical dimension to the practical dimension to form a government. With regard to the criteria to be adopted in the selection of ministers said al-Asadi, «certainly the minister should be available where the specifications defined by the Constitution and be Mmtlka of experience and competence in the management of the ministry, which nominated her», pointing out that it is necessary to nominate each side more than 3 names to say the least so that the prime minister-designate to choose the best ».

    He expressed Asadi, optimism in the formation of the government freely wider than its predecessor and has the prime minister greater freedom in composition, but he quipped: The nature of pluralist system and the existence of political parties and political forces that many may diminish the ability of the prime minister-designate to form a government more freely and specifications precisely. Promised the general trend in reducing the number of ministries as «an important step», stressing their support of all the blocks because of its positive impact on the performance of the new government and its ability to pursue files ministry and scalable expenditure general budget of the state calling for political blocs to the need to help the prime minister-designate to appear government leaner .



    Page on "Facebook" bearing the name of Abadi announces lineup government anticipated


    Baghdad -arac Press -18 August / August: one posted on Facebook pages, which bears the name of Prime Minister-designate Haider Abadi (and number 6), publication reveals a cabinet headed by Abadi to be his deputy Ahmed Chalabi.

    According to the publication, 9 ministries in addition to the Iraqi Intelligence Service.

    Includes selection of Iyad Allawi to the Foreign Affairs portfolio and Baqir al-Zubaidi of Finance and Jabbar Yawar interior and Amer Abdul-Jabbar and Minister of Transport and Ibrahim Bahr al-Ulum oil minister and Mehdi al-Hafez and Minister of Planning and Rahim and Minister of Justice, Ali Douai and minister of reconstruction and Major General Khalid al-Hamdani and defense minister, Mohammed
    Shahwani director of intelligence.

    The publication asked that an inquiry "is the wrong person in office? .. This cabinet reshuffle, issued by the government shortly before."

    Despite the passage of more than 21 hours on the publication has not issued any official comment in the negative or proof for this publication and the subordination of the Facebook page for Haider al-Abadi.

    But the thread that holds the name of the six-Abadi coincided in another publication confirms that: -

    *Prime Minister-designate decided to reduce the ministries to 15 only, to be agents of ministries and technocrats are not taken nominated by the masses, with the appointment of one deputy for Ebadi.
    * Reduce the expenses of the government and parliament in half and part of a platform that would expose him to the reference and the parliament.
    * Parliamentary salary to be only 5 million and holds the government to provide protection to him.
    * Stop Alaivadat government, but very necessary.
    * Reduce the incidental expenses minister 70%
    * Reduce the budget of ministries in half and increase the budget Mahafezat.anthy (1)


    Ebadi to submit candidates of his cabinet to parliament on next Monday

    Tuesday, 19 August 2014 18:53

    Baghdad (AIN) –An informed source stated that the PM-designate Haider al-Ebadi, will submit the names of the candidates of his cabinet to the parliament next week.

    The source added to AIN "Ebadi will submit the names of next Monday, the 25th of August after finishing the negotiations with the political blocs."

    Last edited by chattels; 08-25-2014 at 11:24 AM.

  2. #2

    Iraq signs agreement "to promote and protect investments" with Belarus

    08/24/2014 09:22
    Iraq signs agreement "to promote and protect investments" with Belarus

    BAGHDAD / obelisk witnessed the Iraqi Foreign Ministry, signed an agreement to encourage and protect investments between Iraq and Belarus, while the ministry urged the importance of the opening of the Belarusian Embassy in Baghdad.
    The Foreign Ministry said in a statement, and I got "obelisk", a copy of it, "Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari met at the headquarters of the Ministry and the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir McKay, During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and the importance of expanding the horizons of cooperation in all fields in the forefront of the political, economic and foreign trade and military cooperation. "
    The ministry added that "Zebari his Belarusian counterpart on the importance of opening an embassy in Baghdad to support the relations between the two countries," noting that "the importance of this visit at this time, and what it represents support for the government's efforts in the face of the threat from al Daash terrorist, and support efforts to form a national government inclusive" .
    According to the Iraqi Foreign Ministry that "agreement was signed (the promotion and protection of investments between Iraq and Belarus), and signed on behalf of the President of the Iraqi side of the National Investment Commission, Sami al-Araji."


  3. #3

    Limited liquidity deprive retirees of Baghdad in the region to receive salaries

    Limited liquidity deprive retirees of Baghdad in the region to receive salaries

    - AUGUST 24, 2014

    Smart Card emphasizes open branches in Sulaymaniyah, Erbil and Dohuk
    Limited liquidity deprive retirees of Baghdad in the region to receive salaries
    BAGHDAD - Shaima Adel -adel Kazim
    Confirmed the Humane Society for retirees and there have been claims of retirees displaced to the Kurdistan region include their inability to pay their salaries through the smart card called upon the company's global Ki-kart retirees to receive their salaries through the offices of civil and government banks in Baghdad and the provinces and reassure them the availability of cash to cover their salaries.
    The head of the Assembly Abdolreza diaper (time) yesterday (General Authority for retirement complement all measures salaries retirees and there is no failure in this aspect and simply in retirees receiving salaries by the card to smart Ki Card from anywhere inside Iraq in case if the transfer salaries through bank Rafidain and Rasheed)
    Indicating that (there are several complaints from retirees displaced people to the region for their inability to pay their salaries from the offices of civil as a result of the lack of sufficient liquidity at these offices and therefore, the body of retirement is not responsible for this failure, which was born as a result of the deteriorating security situation in the country) and added diaper that (salaries complement and turning over the banks and simply in disbursement of civil offices in the absence of the ability of obtaining retired from his salary of those offices can review the bank branches of the Rafidain and Rasheed). Underlined (the absence of any of the financial crisis, regulation or cash, but do not receive some Almtfaeidin displaced people to the region due to a lack of liquidity offices in the region). The company invited the world to the smart card (Ki Card) retirees who are in the province to review the distribution outlets in all provinces of the region.
    An official source in the company of (time) yesterday (retired they can review centers the company, where the opening of several ports in the governorates in order to review and receive their salaries without any delay), indicating that (the company has opened a center for the distribution of salaries in the area of ​​the castle in Arbil, where there is in the market bourse three outlets to pay salaries through the smart card the order card in addition to being able retired Review banker Baghdad and the country to the presence of devices smart card that enables them to receive the salary), he said (can retirees displaced people in the province of Dohuk Review Branch Bank of the country in Zakho to receive their salaries through the card In the province of Sulaymaniyah smart they can review the Credit Bank), stressing (the absence of any crisis to grant retirees their salaries in the region)
    For their part, called for retirees displaced people to the region to open several centers in order to facilitate the process of getting paid through the smart card and not delayed under any circumstances.
    They said in the talk of (time) yesterday that (put the country's tense and difficult living conditions, it is not unreasonable Takhirsrv salaries to the lack of liquidity offices civil or non-arrival of our salaries from banks in Baghdad).
    Stating that (retired displaced people to the region suffer from a lack of offices distribute pensions to what kills the delay to receive their salaries for more than a week and they are desperately needed because they are in difficult circumstances, particularly in light of rising prices and living).
    Adding that (the conditions of the displaced in the province in a state of disrepair because they are unable to afford the high prices and Takrthoil salaries to existing centers in the province, in addition to the significant momentum to the centers, which are converted salaries have thus leads to delayed receipt) Mtsalin (if it were a public company for the smart card may Several centers have opened in the region of what happened the delay in receipt of salaries), calling for (all stakeholders to expedite the payment of salaries and find a suitable solution to the problem of delay because they clog the large part of basic needs).


  4. #4

    Iraqi Central banks need to be unified civil exchange rate of the dinar

    Iraqi Central banks need to be unified civil exchange rate of the dinar

    August 24, 2014 10:41Last Updated: August 24, 2014 10:41Source: Direct

    Committed the Iraqi Central Bank and private banks own pledge, regardless of the Iraqi dinar by price due Antrza.oukal statement from the bank to the Central Bank said that "the Central Bank is required of all private banks at the exchange rate of the dinar selected by him." He added that "the banks to adhere to this pledge uncles to ensure market stability and liquidity in the money markets, ".bhsp newspaper uprightness
    The central bank sets the Iraqi dinar by 1116danara US dollar Aluahd.oiatmd central policy balance by pumping need the local market to foreign currency and not to allow a monopoly, but it imposes on buyers to provide a definition mechanism for the use of these funds purchased from its daily auction for the sale of foreign currencies.


  5. #5

    Expectations sufficient dry gas from Iraq by 2018

    Expectations sufficient dry gas from Iraq by 2018

    August 24, 2014 10:36Last Updated: August 24, 2014 10:36Source: Direct

    Expect officials in the oil ministry said in 2018 will see the sufficiency Iraq of material dry gas used in power plants and factories major through licensing rounds within the plan of major central to the development of Iraq's refineries major, while stressing an expert in the field of oil that Iraq's need for dry gas in a significant increase due for uses in a large number of industries and energy production.A spokesman for the Oil Ministry, Assem Jihad, in an interview for the "long" that Iraq has contracted in the last period on the import of gas as type which is used in dry Alaptrkimawih industries and power plants from the Iranian side. "According to the newspaper term
    He added that "the efforts made by the Ministry of oil led to the sufficiency of the country of liquid gas, which is used in various fields through the central plan for the development of refineries, major and especially South." He explained that "there are two lines are through which import gas from neighboring Iran, the first from southern Iraq specifically in the area of ​​the Rumaila in Basra and the second enters through the territory of the province of Diyala. "and that" most of the power stations that have been created in the past years are powered by gas and dry due to incomplete installations own national produced we had to import, but for a period of not more than 2018. " The oil expert Hamza Jeweler in an interview for the "long" that Iraq's need for dry gas is increasing steadily due to the adoption of electric power stations it is based. "
    "The third round of licenses for gas and which targeted three fields, two of which did not begin to work with them now because of the security situation confusing and control of terrorist groups on some of the areas near the fields and are Akkas in Anbar and Mansouriya in Diyala province." He said the jeweler that "most stations, the new electric designed to work fuel dry gas either old still works heavy fuel such as kerosene or black oil or crude oil, and it makes them lose 30% of its production capacity in addition to the high prices of these materials relative to imported gas, which helped in saving a lot of money. "
    He said the "step import enabled the oil ministry from the sale of crude oil through the export and buy gas instead of him so it is a tripartite agreement between Iraq and Iran and Syria to production and development and transfer of gas to the Arabic Network or to Turkey, and from him to the Nabucco project Giant economically successful by all standards." He stressed that "it is expected to be completed projects for gas in 2018 to announce the self-sufficiency as it turns its territory to transit corridor to transport gas from Iran to other countries smoothly and inexpensive."
    He pointed out that "the gas industry require the establishment of treatment plants, delicate and complex and expensive to squeeze the gas and work on purified from some impurities such as water, sulfur until it is transported by pipelines and also installed in contracts with international oil companies considered are implementing treatment plants in parallel with the extraction of crude oil."
    He pointed out that "the price of gas imported from Iran inexpensive compared with European or Asian gas as it represents a $ 4 million BTUs whereas the European is sold at a price of up to $ 16 million for the quality of calories." Iran announced on Friday, the start of a test tube of Iranian gas to Iraq by pumping five million cubic meters of gas stations to Baghdad. Said the CEO of engineering and the development of Iranian gas Ali Reza grippy in a statement reported by the news agency "IRNA" Iranian and seen by the "long", "it was the completion of the D kilometers of pipe Iranian gas to Iraq," he said, adding that he "has been initiated to test this tube by pumping five million cubic meters of gas stations to Baghdad. "
    He added that the weird "can export Iranian gas to various regions of Iraq arrived through other pipelines in this line." According to the agency, "IRNA" starts gas pipeline from Iran to Iraq Jharmlh area in the province of Ilam Iranian and ends at the area Naftchehr border with Iraq, and the card can be pumped gas export primary up to five million cubic meters of gas.
    According to the agreement concluded between Iran and Iraq, the volume of Iranian gas exported to Iraq through this tube will be between six to seven million cubic meters per day, and after two years will reach the volume of gas exported to 15 million cubic meters, and after three years will reach the volume of gas to 25 million cubic meters per day . As announced Iraqi Ministry of Electricity, earlier in the decade a new agreement with the Iranian Oil Ministry to import gas for power plants, and confirmed the extension tubes for gas import about 25 million cubic meters per day, at a cost exceeding 300 million dollars, and as pointed out that the percentage of completion of the D tube amounted to 50 % and expressed the hope that its completion end of this year, Iran is expected to double the size of its exports electricity to Iraq to make it a point "transit" in the near future does not Issal electricity to Syria and Lebanon.
    The spokesman said the Ministry of Electricity Musab teacher in an interview (range Press), said, "This contract is an extension of the Memorandum of Altvahem that was signed between the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity and Energy Ministry of Iran in 2011, and includes construction of two tubes for the processing of gas, the first length of 130 km and the size ( 42) Lange, and the second a length of 90 km and the size (32) Lange, worth 390 million dollars. "
    He pointed out the teacher that "he had hoped to complete the D this tube end of last month, and starts processing starting from the month of July, but the problems related to the security situation is confusing, in addition to the problem of land acquisition caused delays in completion," noting that "the Ministry of Electricity will the process of energy imports for a period of five years and a stock price of the Gulf, "and the teacher pointed out that" the completion rates reached 50% "
    For his part, Assistant President of the Republic of Iran for International Affairs Ali Saeedlou told the Mehr news agency, and seen it, (the long-Presse), he was "under the new contract between Iran and Iraq pledges and Iranian Oil Ministry to export about 25 million cubic meters of gas per day from the field," Pars south " acid gas west of the country to Iraq.
    He added that he Saidlu "At the moment Iran exports over 1300 MW of electricity per day to Iraq where he is expected to add 150 megawatts per day to Iran's total exports of electric power."
    He went Saidlu that "there is an economic strategy aimed from behind the export of electricity to Iraq to make it a transit point for the delivery of electricity to Syria and Lebanon in the near term."
    The Iraqi-Iranian relations, especially trade has enjoyed significant growth unprecedented Following the US-led invasion of Iraq and the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime.
    Iraq imports electricity from Iran by 400 MW across three lines are the first line of Kermanshah - Diyala line Serpil Zhab- Khanaqin line Abdan- Basra, and fed these provinces across power lines, high pressure, as well as 100 MW and 100 MW Turkey from Syria.


  6. #6

    Experts: Basra province, the focus of attention of the foreign investor

    Experts: Basra province, the focus of attention of the foreign investor

    August 24, 2014 10:39Last Updated: August 24, 2014 10:39Source: DirectMore Sharing Services

    Experts called economy of local government in Basra to direct foreign investment worthwhile infrastructure in the province rather than the creation of projects is "not economically feasible", while confirming the Basra Investment Commission to site preservation and its strategic importance Tahlan the province to take a distinct role at the regional level in the region. The economist said Mustafa Mohamed Habib said that "the spirit of the province of Basra, Iraq's economic considered because of its location Jfrafa overlooking the bay and the content of its territory and multi-mineral resources, mainly oil," the newspaper .bhsp term
    He added that "despite the delay in the wheel of investment in Basra, but it represents a glimmer of hope for the development of the field of economic, financial, and so to enter dozens of foreign companies and set up service projects and great entertainment contribute to the near-term increase incomes fiscal conservative." He explained the beloved "The past years have proved the weakness of local companies and lack of the necessary experience in the construction and reconstruction of the province in addition to the reluctance to direct all projects that are entrusted to them, causing significant financial losses to offset local Basra. "
    He said the "evolution of the investment side in the province of Basra during the past few years is not consistent with the strategic importance of the city and which resemble the Gulf city of Dubai and that the presence of the money crisis and expertise sufficient to make them kiss the world economy." He stressed that "Basra local government have a duty to provide basic services to the citizen and the most important visual drinking water instead create a major entertainment cities consume millions of dollars." He pointed out that "can and through foreign investment plans by provincial officials for the Advancement of service sectors of the province without waiting for the government center and the plans failed and confusing."
    She Basra Investment Commission, said that foreign investment in the province amounted to 68% of the total overall investment a "positive indication" on its investment environment, attributed the reason to the "importance of the site Basra to bring in foreign investors and safe conditions and stable enjoyed by analogy with the rest of the provinces," and while showed that they were given in the first half of this year, "leaves of investment" in the amount of one billion and 100 million dollars, pointed to "two distinct referred to them stigmatized" and directed to grant investment opportunities for the development of Basra airport.
    The head of the Basra Investment Commission on the Gaspe in an interview for the "long-Presse," that "the foreign investment reached a higher proportion of domestic investment which amounted to an average of 68% for foreign and 28% for local and 4% joint venture between foreign and domestic in Basra," he said, adding that "this indicator positively on the investment environment in the province. "
    The Gaspe that "the first half of the current year 2014 saw the granting of investment opportunities for an estimated one billion and 100 million dollars," returned "This amount is the highest percentage in the path of investment projects in the province despite the difficult security conditions experienced by the country during the current stage."
    He Gaspe "the importance of site Basra in bringing foreign investors as an economic city safe compared to the rest of the provinces," he said, adding that "the promotion of investment opportunities is the other contributed in bringing foreign investment companies."
    The head of the Basra Investment Commission to "the presence of foreign banks and their presence before the advent of the investor and the foreign investor to read the environment and maintain the investment opportunities in terms of economic and profitability as well as its economic importance and contributed to the rise of investment in the province."
    He Gaspe to "investment projects in the province highlighted two distinct referred to are stigmatized first cement plant Almbrokh which opened in mid-March last year, 2014, which took provide the southern region textured cement and other project Bozrah Times Square commercial hoped the opening of the first phase of it the end of the year ongoing, "noting that he" is the largest shopping mall in Iraq, where the company to bring 100 foreign and international brands. "
    And between Gaspe that "the Commission has powers to grant investment opportunities in all sectors except insurance companies, banks and oil and gas extraction," pointing out that "investment in refineries within its powers, but requires high coordination at the level of the oil ministry and the companies invested oil fields to provide raw materials, namely crude oil ".
    He noted the Gaspe that "the body in the process of granting investment opportunities for the development of Basra airport and the expansion of its service facilities and entertainment Ktfiel for the transport sector in the country," calling the head of the local government in Basra "to exploit security conditions taking place in the provinces of North and West to promote investment in the province being the focus of attention of companies foreign wishing to invest in Iraq. "
    And awarded the Investment Authority in Basra, in (the ninth of last June) 19 investment license at a cost of up to one billion and 100 million dollars, while showed that this holiday is a "breakthrough" in spite of the difficult conditions experienced by the body of the non-adoption of the general budget of the country, confirmed the grant investors a greater proportion of foreign investment projects in the province.
    And confirmed the American Consulate in Basra, in the (mid-year) that the stability of the security situation in Basra provides a good opportunity for investors and businessmen implementation of their projects which, while management has renewed its commitment to maintain contracts with international companies sober in order to ensure the implementation of projects at the required level.


  7. #7

    Abadi and talks, Iranian Foreign Minister

    Abadi and talks, Iranian Foreign Minister


    Search prime minister-designate Haider Abadi with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif bilateral relations and ways of developing the service of the two peoples neighbors.
    According to a source familiar with "The two sides discussed the situation in Iraq's political and security on both sides and agreed that the formation of a national government comprising all components definite guarantee for the unity and stability of Iraq."
    The source quoted Zarif assertion that "his country stands firmly with the Iraqi government and its people in the war against the terrorist organization Daash


  8. #8

    Mosul residents go to the banks to withdraw their deposits heavily to own

    Mosul residents go to the banks to withdraw their deposits heavily to own

    Sunday, 24 August 2014 12:11

    Alsumaria News / Nineveh
    According to a local source in Nineveh province, Sunday, that the city of Mosul, banks saw a heavy turnout by the people to withdraw their deposits own current accounts.

    The source said in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "The people of the city of Mosul went today, and heavily to banks, Rafidain and Rasheed government as well as private banks for the purpose of withdrawing their deposits private banking current accounts after allow elements Daash who control the city to do so."

    The source added that "elements Daash imposed Ajerouat on clouds include filling out a form by the so-called Diwan calculation in regulation, which was taken from the building of the Directorate of Youth Nineveh in Pedal central Mosul, is based in, and then review the delegate banks in the street Ghazi central Mosul, and then is withdrawn deposits. "

    Previously, the elements of "Daash" that imposed on the people of Mosul decisions and was described as "exotic", eliminate wear uniforms Afghan men and veils for women, as well as the prevention of smoking and the sale Trchi, pickles and nuts, in addition to prevent delivery of the ration card items to religious minorities, also told the citizens to hand over the identities of Civil Status for the issuance of new identities for them bearing the logo of the organization.

    Iraq has security situation heated ago, (June 10, 2014), prompting the prime minister of the outgoing to the declaration of a state of maximum alert in the country, after the control of the armed organization "Daash" on the Nineveh province in full, and progress towards Salah al-Din, Diyala and control over some areas the two provinces before Iraqi forces can restore many of these areas, while continue military operations in Anbar to meet the regulation.


  9. #9

    A coalition of citizen: not in the interest of any party obstructing the formation of

    A coalition of citizen: not in the interest of any party obstructing the formation of the Government of Abadi after backing internationally

    MP Amer Al-Fayez

    Author: Editor: br reporter: naNumber of readings: 15

    08/24/2014 12:34

    Tomorrow's Press / BAGHDAD: A member of a coalition of citizen Amer Al-Fayez, Sunday, that is not in the interest of any political party obstruct the formation of the Government of Haider al-Abadi, which got a big international backing, saying that raising the ceiling of demands by the masses is standard practice so they can get on the possible .
    Fayez said for "tomorrow's Press," said that "some of the demands that came out of the political blocs possible application and we will work on the study and the other part needs time and the enactment of certain laws even apply legally," noting that "some of the demands are possible and some of them need to enact laws that will be postponed until After the formation of the government because we are required frames, the constitutionality of the formation of the government, while the third section of the demands Vsissar to the discussions and trades to consider the possibility of whether or not the application. "
    He added, "There are no interest of any party to impede formation of a government-Abadi, which had the support of international and regional large," pointing out that "in the case ended the constitutional period and there were obstacles from the political blocs will have the National Alliance to form a government unit and continues to negotiate with the blocks until we share in the government because we want a stable Iraq Iraq is far from political conflicts. "
    He explained that "politicians are always asking for more in the negotiations until they get on the roof, which can be negotiated to get to what they want."
    He was President Fuad Masum had commissioned, in the 11th of August now, the National Alliance candidate for prime minister Haidar al-Abbadi form the next government, and it is imperative announcement formed no later than the 11th of September next. They had been assigned Abadi welcomed locally and internationally while counting President Barack Obama promising step and pledged to support the new Iraqi government, meanwhile, announced a representative leader Ali Shamkhani, said his country supports the legal path of ongoing regarding the election of the new Iraqi prime minister also welcomed Saudi Arabia and several other countries in this commissioning .


    Last edited by sczin11; 08-24-2014 at 11:34 AM.

  10. #10

    Currency Auctions

    Currency Auctions
    Announcement No. (2751)

    The latest daily currency auction was held in the Central Bank of Iraq on the 23-08-2014 the port on 24-8-2014 results were as follows:

    Number of banks 11
    Auction price selling dinar / US$ 1166
    Auction price buying dinar / US$ -----
    Amount sold at auction price (US$) 81,999,000
    Amount purchased at Auction price (US$) -----
    Total offers for buying (US$) 81,999,000
    Total offers for selling (US$) -----

    Announcement No. (2752)

    The latest daily currency auction was held in the Central Bank of Iraq on the 24-08-2014 results were as follows:

    Number of banks 18
    Auction price selling dinar / US$ 1166
    Auction price buying dinar / US$ -----
    Amount sold at auction price (US$) 227,144,000
    Amount purchased at Auction price (US$) -----
    Total offers for buying (US$) 227,144,000
    Total offers for selling (US$) -----

    Exchange rates ( 1,212 Market Rate http://www.cbi.iq/documents/CBI_FORE...E_AUCTIONS.pdf )


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