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    " The Dinar Daily ", Saturday, 27 September 2014

    Today is day nineteen of victory in the eviction of Maliki or " VEM - Day 19 ".


    Parliament rejects nomination of Gharib, Jabiri for security posts

    Tuesday, 16 September 2014 15:04

    Baghdad (AIN) –The Iraqi Parliament voted on Tuesday session against the nomination of Riyadh Gharib and Jabir al-Jabiri to assume the ministries of Interior and Defense.



    Iraqi parliament fails to give confidence to the interior and defense ministers

    [16:17] 14 / Sep / 16

    Erbil, September 16 / September (PNA) - Iraqi Council of Representatives for Tuesday, September 16th / September vote on the candidates and the interior and defense ministries to next Thursday, after the failure of Riad Ghraib, Jaber al-Jabri to get the confidence of the board.

    According to media reports that House Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, in order to vote on the candidates for the security ministries to session next Thursday, after he failed to Riad Ghraib, Jaber al-Jabri obtain the confidence of Parliament.

    She reports that the candidate Federation of Iraqi forces Jaber al-Jabri got 118 votes out of 251 fails to take over the Ministry of Defense, after being nominated by the bloc to take on this position, pointing out that the National Alliance candidate Riad Ghraib got 117 votes out of 251, to fail is the other in The Ministry of the Interior.

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    The Iraqi Parliament Fails to Approve New Security Ministers

    Posted by Reidar Visser on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 18:35

    New Iraq PM Haydar al-Abbadi kept his promise to present ministerial candidates for portfolios not included in the recent vote on his new cabinet, but the Iraqi parliament proved uncooperative. As a result, only one minister, for water management, was approved in today’s session. Crucially, all key security ministries remain vacant.

    The most contentious nominations related to the defence and interior ministries. With respect to defence, the name of Jabir al-Jabiri, an Anbar politician with considerable popular backing and past ties to the former finance minister, Rafe al-Isawi, has recurred for some time as the nominee of the Sunni coalition in parliament. Conversely, it was something of a surprise that Riyad Ghrayb, a Shiite chameleon who has gone from a past with ISCI to the State of Law bloc and the faction of Hussein al-Shahristani, was put forward in the last minute. Before that, it had largely been thought that Badr would present a candidate, even after their original nominee, Hadi al-Ameri, was found by most other parties to be too unpalatable in such a sensitive position. As late as yesterday, a modification of the Badr proposal was presented in the shape of “independents” that might be acceptable to Badr, such as Ahmad Chalabi and Qasim Dawud. Today, the Shiite alliance held a last-minute meeting before the parliament session without being able to agree internally on a candidate.

    There are regional and international dimensions involved, too. It has been suggested that the Iraq interior ministry struggle is a reflection of the contradictive relationship between the United States and Iran in the region as a whole, with Iran backing Badr candidates in Iraq and the United States – finally in possession of some real leverage because of the ISIS threat and Iraqi requests for American military assistance, and tacitly in alliance with Iran against ISIS – strongly objecting to this.

    It is noteworthy that during the parliament session today, Abbadi implored the chamber to approve the nominees whereas parliamentarians of the Shiite alliance (whom Abbadi himself represents) voiced opposition to a vote, saying the interior minister at least should be internally approved in the Shiite alliance first. Deputy speaker Humam al-Hammudi of ISCI at one point tried to stop the vote according to the official parliamentary record.

    Whereas the voting record hasn’t been tied down to individual MPs or even parties, the patterns suggest that parts of the Shiite alliance may have voted No and possibly that there was a revenge No in the vote on the State of Law nominee for tourism (Ali al-Adib). Interior minister Riyad Ghrayb got 117 out of 245 votes, Jabir al-Jabiri 108 out of 251, and Ali al-Adib got only 78 out of 250 votes. By way of contrast, a Sadrist nominee for the water ministry was approved with a more resounding 162 out of 250 votes. Altogether 285 MPs were in attendance, probably a reflection of the realization that a simple majority could have settled the matter of the security ministers and have them approved if those who were against Jabiri and Ghrayb had simply absented themselves.

    Parliament adjourned until Thursday 18 September but it is unclear whether Abbadi will come up with new nominees by then.
    It cannot be stressed enough that these final components of the Abbadi cabinet are among the most important decisions relating to the new Iraqi government as a whole – and as such far more significant than the plethora of international gatherings that are currently going on in the name of defeating ISIS in Iraq. Experiences from Yemen suggest that airstrikes will eventually hit someone that shouldn’t have been hit. In that kind of context, only a durable political coalition in Baghdad can prevent the situation from fragmenting completely. The absence of agreement on security ministers was a key reason the second Maliki government remained so shaky throughout its term, and it is likely this issue, more than anything else, that will seal the fate of the new, so far partial, government put in place by Haydar al-Abbadi.



    Saleem al-Jubouri: The House of Representatives granted another chance to al-Abadi next Thursday in order to resolve the issue of security ministers

    16/09/2014 20:43:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / Speaker of the House of Representatives Saleem al-Jubouri, said on Tuesday that the House granted another deadline for Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ended next Thursday in order to resolve the issue of the security ministers.

    Al-Jubouri said in a statement to his press office: "It is in order to complete the formation of the Government of Abadi and in the form which achieves the supreme interests of the Iraqi people, especially in the security side, which has become a concern for all Iraqis after the deterioration that the area had witnessed, the House of Representatives gave sufficient time to choose the security minister after voting on the government last week.

    The House of Representatives did not give confidence in its today session for candidates of the ministries of Defense, Interior and Tourism, while it voted for / Muhsen Asfour / as Minister of Water Resources.



    Iraqi forces coalition nominates a new person for the Ministry of Defense

    17/09/2014 08:56:00

    Tikrit / NINA / The head of the Iraqi Jamahir coalition, Ahmed Abdullah al-Jubouri said the Iraqi forces coalition nominated MP, Badr al-Fahal to take over the defense ministry.

    He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / The Iraqi forces coalition nominated MP Badr al-Fahal to take over the defense ministry in the new government of Haider al-Abadi. "

    It is mentioned that the candidate of the Iraqi forces coalition for the Ministry of Defense Jaber al-Jabri did not have the confidence of the House of Representatives in yesterday's session.



    UNP MP: Jabiri to be re-nominated for defense minister post

    September 17, 2014 by Ahmed Hussein

    Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) MP Sajida Mohammed of the Union of National Powers assured that “The Union nominated Badr al-Fahal to assume the defense minister post.”

    MP Mohammed stated to IraqiNews.com “Al-Fahal is among the candidates for the post after the rejection of the parliament to the nomination of the candidate Jabir al-Jabiri,” noting that “Jabiri will be re-nominated for the same post.”

    “We were surprised by the rejection of the parliament for Jabiri since he was our only candidate for this post.”



    Speaker: "Parliament to vote for security ministers on Thursday"

    Wednesday, 17 September 2014 14:13

    Baghdad (AIN) –The Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Salim al-Jubouri assured that "We are willing to vote for the nominees of the security ministries during the parliament session of Thursday."



    Jubouri announce the postponement of the vote on the remaining ministries to future meetings

    Thursday 18 September 2014 11:40

    Jubouri announce the postponement of the vote on the remaining ministries to future meetings



    MP confirms the lack of agreement between the political blocs to nominate candidates for the two Security Ministries

    18/09/2014 10:58:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / MP for the State of Law Coalition, Haider Mutlaq al-Kaabi said the political blocs have not agreed to nominate candidates for the two ministries / interior and defense /.

    Kaabi said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "The National Alliance and the Iraqi forces coalition failed to reach an agreement for naming their candidates for the ministries of interior and defense, indicating that it is likely to postpone naming the two ministers (defense, interior) and vote on them after the Eid al-Adha."

    On the meeting of the Council of Representatives today, Kaabi said: "The Council will discuss the work of the council during the past 8 years, in addition to swear oath to a number of MPs who did not perform the constitutional oath."

    The House of Representatives has failed to vote on the candidates for the ministries of interior and defense, Riad Ghraib and Jaber al-Jabri in the meeting, which was held on last Monday under the chairmanship of Salim al-Jubouri, head of the Council and attended by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi .



    Vote on candidates for Security Ministers Posts postponed for 2 weeks

    Thursday, 18 September 2014 11:18

    Baghdad (AIN) –Parliamentary source revealed that parliament postponed the vote on the candidates for the posts pf the Security Ministers for two weeks.

    The source stated to AIN "The Iraqi National Alliance decided to postpone the vote to give a chance for the Prime Minister to choose qualified Ministers."



    Alliance forces are likely to vote on the ministries of interior and defense after the Eid al-Adha

    Sat Sep 20 2014 21:26 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Alsumaria News / Baghdad

    Suggested Bloc parliamentary alliance of Iraqi forces, Saturday, and vote on the Interior and Defense ministries directly after Eid al-Adha, revealing submit new names to the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

    The head of the bloc Ahmed electrodes in an interview for the program "Khvaya declared," which aired "Alsumaria", that "All agreed on the importance of these two bags and two interior and defense," he said, adding that he "got several meetings with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to resolve this matter."

    The electrodes that "coalition forces Iraqi nominated new names, one of them from Mosul, Khalid al-Obeidi and another from a military professionals Nuri forgiving," likely "to vote on the security ministries directly after the feast."

    It is noteworthy that each of the candidate Iraqi forces to the Ministry of Defense Jaber al-Jabri, and the National Alliance candidate Riad Ghraib failure in a session last Tuesday (September 16, 2014) to get the confidence of Parliament.



    To postpone the vote on the security ministers of the post-holiday

    Sun Sep 21 2014 17:43 | (Voice of Iraq) - Add Comment - revealed Deputy for green mass in the House of Representatives, about to go to postpone the vote on the defense and interior ministers of the post-holiday Eid al-Adha.

    The MP explained Leila disappeared, in an interview with the site of the Central Council of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUKcc.net), today Sunday, 21/09/2014, that there are differences between the components of the National Alliance, to nominate a candidate as interior minister, referring to the limbs you want to nominate a prime Badr Organization, Hadi Ameri, while the other parties oppose the nomination of Ameri.
    She noted that the MP Alborznge to vote on the two posts delayed until after the holiday, pointing out that the Council will hold a regular session tomorrow, will meet with the committees on Tuesday, that the Council will hold next Thursday, his last session before the holiday.

    The candidate of the Iraqi forces to the Ministry of Defense Jaber Al Jabri and the National Alliance candidate for the Ministry of Interior Riad Ghraib failed to gain the confidence of the House of Representatives during the session last Tuesday (September 16, 2014).

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    MP: most of the parties of the National Alliance support Ameri to assume the Interior Ministry and parliament will vote on Jabri for the defense

    22/09/2014 08:43:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the Ahrar bloc, Jumaa Diwan al-Bahadeli said there are no differences within the National Alliance on the nomination of the Minister of Interior, noting that most of the forces of the Alliance support the Secretary-General of the Badr Organization, Hadi al-Ameri to take this post.

    He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "The talk about the existence of differences among forces of the National Alliance is untrue, because most of the forces of the National Alliance agreed on granting the Minister of the Interior to Badr bloc, noting that the issue of naming the ministers of interior and defense on its way to be resolved a smooth and easy and it is possible, during the next sessions of the House of Representatives to give Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi names to vote on them. "

    He explained that "a number of members of the House of Representatives presented a memorandum to the presidency of the parliament signed by / 50 / MPs or more to re-vote on the candidate of the Iraqi forces coalition, Jaber al-Jabri to the Ministry of Defense, adding that the Presidency of the Parliament approved to re-vote in order to give confidence to Jaber al-Jabri as defense minister ".

    The MP, of the State of Law, Haider Mutlaq al-Kaabi expected naming the ministers of defense and interior and vote on them after Eid al-Adha. "



    MP: it is difficult to resolve naming defense and interior ministers before Eid al-Adha
    22/09/2014 09:34:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the Iraqi forces coalition, Salah al-Jubouri confirmed the difficulty of resolving the candidates for the defense and interior ministries before Eid al-Adha.

    Al-Jubouri said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "There is a need to name the ministers of defense and interior, because of the security problems in the country, which makes it imperative for the Prime Minister to resolve this file in nearest opportunity."

    He added: "At the time we request to speed up the nomination of the ministers, we ask for a national consensus on the candidates offered by the prime minister to fill the two ministries."

    Jubouri pointed out that "the lack of time will be main reason in the postponement of the subject after the holiday of Eid al-Adha, on the grounds that" the House of Representatives will enjoy a vacation in 26, Sep, for two weeks. "

    He said: "The Iraqi forces coalition resented a group of names to the prime minister to choose one of them for the post of Minister of Defense, including Khalid al-Obeidi, Jaber al-Jabri, Nuri Gafil al-Dulaimi and Hajim al-Hassani, and others," pointing out that "some of these figures are backed by political parties, and the other are not. "

    Jubouri concluded, "Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi needs professional and accepted personalities to the assumption of the security ministries, and it is difficult for Abadi to come with names to parliament do not get a consensus on them, and we get a new setback.



    Alliance Iraqi forces: the re-nomination of Jaber al-Jabri to the Ministry of Defense

    Dated: September 24, 2014

    Baghdad / Iraq News Network, a parliamentary source said coalition forces in Iraq, said the alliance will bring the nomination to the Ministry of Jaber al-Jabri Aldvaa.oukal source: Iraqi forces that the alliance made ​​a formal request be re-elected Jaber al-Jabri to the Ministry of Defense, and we are waiting for the political blocs agree on it, pointing out that The problem is not in the Union of Iraqi forces, but are in the National Alliance, which did not correspond to mass so far on the candidate and the Ministry of the Interior. "The House of Representatives declined to give confidence to the candidates of the Ministries of Interior Riad Ghraib and Defense Jaber al-Jabri in the meeting, which was held last week under the chairmanship of Salim al-Jubouri, head of Council and attended by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.



    Deputy for mass Badr: Ameri-Jubouri was supported by the Kurds and the electrodes and to take internal

    Wednesday 24 September 2014 12:39

    Alsumaria News / Baghdad
    MP for the Bloc Badr Razak al-Haidari, Wednesday, that the candidate to take over the Interior Ministry Hadi al-Amiri was supported by Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, the head of the Union of Forces Iraqi Ahmed electrodes, while noting that the Kurds do not object to that.

    Haidari said in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "Badr bloc discussed with Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, the candidate of the Multi-Hadi al-Ameri to take over the Ministry of the Interior," noting that "al-Jubouri confirmed his support for the Ameri."

    Haidari said that "the head of the Union of Forces Ahmed electrodes also confirmed no objection to assume Hadi al-Amiri of the Ministry of Interior and its support for him," pointing out that "the rule of law and national components all with this trend."

    He continued that "the Kurdistan Alliance, in turn, emphasized his support for the Ameri as a candidate to take over the Ministry of the Interior."

    The Minister of Human Rights and a prominent leader in the Badr Organisation, Mohammed Mahdi al-Bayati has revealed, the first on Monday (22 September 2014), for a final agreement between the members of a coalition of state law during a meeting held yesterday in the presence of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on the nomination of former Transport Minister and head of the Badr Organization, the take the bag and the Ministry of Interior officially.

    The Kurdistan Alliance MP Sarhan Ahmed said, in (13 September 2014), that the Kurds have no objection to the Secretary-General of the Badr Organization, Hadi al-Amiri to the Interior Ministry, while pointing out that they want the interior minister of an efficient and fair and does not differentiate between the components and sections of the people.

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    Intense Airstrikes Near Gwer Kill 16 IS Militants

    Intense Airstrikes Near Gwer Kill 16 IS Militants
    By RUDAW

    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—US airstrikes on Islamic State (IS) positions near Gwer Friday night killed 16 Islamist militants, said the Peshmerga commander in the area.

    Sirwan Barzani, commander of the Makhmour-Gwer region said that in two hours of airstrikes near Gwer, the US air force killed 16 IS militants and wounded several others.

    According to the commander, a number of military vehicles and mounted guns were destroyed by the airstrikes and abandoned by the militants.

    Barzani said that Friday night’s bombings were the longest round of airstrikes the area had witnessed since the start of US airstrikes against IS positions last month.

    Kurdish Peshmerga forces recaptured the towns of Gwer and Makhmour from the IS forces after their brief control by the IS forces last month.

    However, several Arab villages in the area are still under IS control and according to the Kurdish military, the IS-held area is subject to routine air bombardment to push back the militants towards Mosul.


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    Union forces decided its candidate for the Ministry of Defence between al-Obeidi and

    Union forces decided its candidate for the Ministry of Defence between al-Obeidi and Jabri

    Saturday, 27 September 2014 11:49

    Detection of the Union of Forces for National clinching the candidates for the office of the Ministry of Defence figures between the first and Khaled Jaber al-Jabri al-Obeidi.

    The MP said the coalition Aldhlki Raad told all of Iraq [where] that "the Union of Forces gave my name finalists for the position of the Ministry of Defense," and urged Abadi decisively file security ministries in the coming days before Eid al-Adha. "

    Aldhlki added that "to resolve the file cabinet will contribute to the peaceful atmosphere in the provision of security for the country and for the Iraqi people and contribute significantly and effectively in bloodshed away from the framework of factional Aldiqih benefits and special interests."

    It is said that a candidate Union of Forces of the Ministry of Defense Jaber al-Jabri did not get on the admissibility and the confidence of the Iraqi parliament to take office, while stressing that coalition forces gather signatures for re-nomination Jabri of the Ministry of Defense of Jdid.ant


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    Najafi: nominate Hassani, Rafie al-Issawi to the post of defense and the latter accep

    Najafi: nominate Hassani, Rafie al-Issawi to the post of defense and the latter accepted the luckiest

    Saturday, 27 September 2014 12:01


    The Deputy President of the Republic of the Union of Forces leader Osama Najafi National Organic nomination Union [Rafie al-Issawi] and [Hassani] for the post of defense minister.

    Nujaifi said in a statement received by all of Iraq [where] "Today, there are two candidates all vying to win the confidence of the political components and are both from the finance minister resigned Rafie al-Issawi, Hassani," explaining that "the cuff began Taatrgeh to Saleh al-Issawi, because it represents a niche among the children Almentvdh provinces and because it was an obvious target of the previous government and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki because of his initial ".hsp saying.

    He pointed out that "meetings between the components of the Iraqi coalition forces sustained in order to resolve the candidate for the post of defense minister," stressing the desire of everyone that "the admissibility of the candidate has a mass and political experience qualifies him for this important position and delicate."

    He said Najafi, "We believe that al-Issawi able today to promote overburdened responsibilities imposed by the Ministry of Defense, particularly if the government army is still targeting our provinces on a daily basis and leaves behind dozens of victims among the dead and wounded, and the need is necessary for those who have a keen on the lives of Iraqis and their blood."

    He continued that "the Union of Forces will be announced very soon, his official position and that's coming, expressing the desire of all the blocks that fall under it."

    The Union of the national forces may put up candidates MPs Khaled al-Obeidi and Jaber al-Jabri to take over the Ministry of Defense, but only the latter presented to parliament for a vote of confidence because of the "American pressure", according to what the Congress of the Union itself.

    But the House was rejecting his position last Jabri and not to give him confidence in its complex at its September 16 of the current with the National Alliance candidate Riad Ghraib to the post of Minister of the Interior.

    The Rafie al-Issawi, a leader of the coalition, the Iraqi former and current union national forces has tendered his resignation from his post as finance minister in the previous government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in early March 2013 in the courtyard of the sit-in Ramadi against the backdrop of the military force of the Ministry of the Interior Bdahma the headquarters of the Ministry of Finance the end of 2012 and the arrest of A number of elements of protection Issawi "on terrorism charges."

    The Supreme Judicial Council issued, in April 2013 arrest warrants and an inquiry against the al-Issawi on charges of "involvement in cases of financial and administrative corruption."

    Following the arrest of protection Issawi out of thousands of demonstrators in the provinces of Anbar, Nineveh and Salahuddin, Diyala and some areas of the country to condemn the arrest, and then evolved demonstrations to sit-ins that have been unseal last year, but was followed by military operations between the security forces and gangs Daash terrorist in Anbar and spread to other provinces is still ongoing Ended


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    Deputy for Bader: There are one reason for rejecting a convincing Ameri

    Deputy for Bader: There are one reason for rejecting a convincing Ameri

    September 27, 2014, 9:30

    BAGHDAD - ((eighth day))

    MP for the Bloc Badr Razak al-Haidari, said his bloc is committed to the nomination of Secretary of the organization for the position of Hadi al-Ameri Zuraarah defense.

    Haidari said in a statement ((eighth day)) that "the refusal of some political forces of the Ameri to the assumption of office of the Ministry of Defence is not convincing and there was no one reason why we concede that the elections, adding that al-Amiri is the admissibility of a large some of the parties but the prime minister Haidar al-Abbadi is from reject his candidacy for the job.

    He added, that speed up the nomination of cabinet security is essential and will rid the country of many crises, especially if they Hola Minister competent people and Mheniyon. (AA) m (H.r)


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    Rafidain Bank: resume the granting of loans and advances will soon approve the genera

    Rafidain Bank: resume the granting of loans and advances will soon approve the general budget

    8:25: 09/27/2014

    Khandan - A well-informed sources in the Rafidain Bank that the resumption of granting personal loans and advances will be launched immediately after the approval of the general budget of the country.

    The sources said in a statement received "Khandan" a copy of it, that "the continuation of suspended advances due to a lack of financial liquidity in banks and non-completion of regulatory procedures with the fact that the cash flow is not sufficient to restore the resumption of firing advances as well as the delayed vote on the budget, which has impacted negatively on the situation Finance in the country. "

    The sources said that "the Rafidain Bank will put a suitable mechanism for the granting of loans and advances to the citizens and employees differ from its predecessors with the imposition of specific conditions to ensure the sponsors and the interest rate and deduction."


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    Dire Straits: Baghdad’s Financial Blockade Of Iraqi Kurdistan Has Desired Effect

    Dire Straits: Baghdad’s Financial Blockade Of Iraqi Kurdistan Has Desired Effect

    niqash | Hayman Hassan | Sulaymaniyah | 25.09.2014

    Iraqi Kurdistan's economy is slowing down.

    Since the beginning of the year the authorities in Baghdad and Iraqi Kurdistan have had a financial stand off. The Iraqi Kurdish have done everything they can to support themselves, from exporting oil to asking for international loans. But now the situation is getting dire: more bankruptcies, less trade, stalled projects and despairing businessmen committing suicide.

    Several weeks ago Sardar Gharib turned off his mobile phone and locked himself in his house. He no longer wanted to deal with the people who had loaned him money and who were now coming to ask him where the repayments were.

    Gharib is a contractor working in the semi-autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan and unfortunately he recently had to declare bankruptcy, with an estimated US$1.5 million in debts. The debts have been incurred because almost all the projects that Gharib’s construction firm was working on have been postponed – a lot of them were funded by the government of the region, which has its own parliament, court system and military independent of the rest of Iraq.

    And Gharib’s firm is not the only one facing these kinds of liquidity problems. The Kurdistan Investor’s Union, an association of Iraqi Kurdish businesspeople, says that, according to their count, 430 contractors and companies in a number of different fields have declared bankruptcy over the past six months. They count 250 in the Sulaymaniyah province of Iraqi Kurdistan, 110 in Erbil and 70 in the Dohuk area.

    The main reason for this can be blamed on the Iraqi government in Baghdad’s so-called “financial blockade” of Iraqi Kurdistan.

    Since the beginning of this year Baghdad has refused to release the 17 percent share of the national budget that Iraqi Kurdistan is entitled to, to them. This is due to a number of disputes between the two sets of governments but a lot has to do with the fact that Baghdad says Iraqi Kurdistan is exporting oil illegally and is therefore not entitled to their share of the national budget (which mainly comes from oil revenues). Iraqi Kurdish officials say that more than 95 percent of the region’s revenues come from Baghdad.

    Former Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, was the leader who made the decision not to send money to Iraqi Kurdistan. The transfer of salaries to government employees - around 700,000 people in Iraqi Kurdistan are registered as such – has not been made since February. And even though al-Maliki has been replaced by Haider al-Abadi, the decision is still being enforced.

    At first, Iraqi Kurdish business seemed to be able to weather the storm with donations from wealthy locals and profits from the sale of some oil used to fund government activities and pay salaries. However it seems that now the region has had enough.

    There are a number of factors that are making life impossible in Iraqi Kurdistan, says Yassin Mahmoud Rashid, the spokesperson for the Kurdistan Investors’ Union, as well as its Deputy President. The financial blockade imposed by Baghdad, the security situation in the rest of Iraq and a decrease in trade with other countries like Iran and Turkey as well with other parts of Iraq are also making Iraqi Kurdistan’s financial situation impossible, he told NIQASH.
    [7:53:21 AM] OW:
    “We are waiting for the new Iraqi government to transfer the region’s share of the budget,” the official spokesperson for the Iraqi Kurdish Ministry of Finance, Dler Tariq, told NIQASH. “But we don’t yet know if the money they’re going to transfer will cover salaries.”

    Tariq also said that he was optimistic and felt that the financial blockade couldn’t continue forever – but he was unable to give any kind of date either.

    According to information from within Iraqi Kurdistan’s political scene, the financial blockade was one of the main reasons that Iraqi Kurdish politicians decided they would participate in the new government in Baghdad that is headed by Haider al-Abadi. Apparently those who attended a crucial meeting on Sept. 8, during which local politicians decided whether or not they would return to Baghdad, Iraqi Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani was asked if it was possible for Iraqi Kurdistan to make the regional budget without going back to Baghdad. His answer: no.

    And apparently this was one of the major reasons the Iraqi Kurdish decided to remain part of the new Iraqi government.


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    MP reveals Abadi's plans to form a higher council for security policies includes thre

    MP reveals Abadi's plans to form a higher council for security policies includes three presidencies and the leaders of the political blocs in Iraq

    27/09/2014 10:19:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / MP for the Kurdistan Alliance, Alla Talabani revealed that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi plans to form a higher council for security policy includes the three presidencies and political leaders in Iraq to run the security file.

    She said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi briefed leaders of political blocs and the Kurdistan region to adopt a proposal for the formation of a higher council for security policy includes the leaders of the three presidencies and political leaders and heads of political blocs in Iraq."

    She added, "The Council will take over the management and follow-up the security file, policy formulation and strategic security in the country for the next phase and re-evaluate and restructure formations of military security establishment and advancement of their betterment to meet the challenges of terror."

    Talabani stressed that "the Supreme Council for the security policies will be the decision-maker in the security issues after the agreement of the political leaders."

    She noted that "the proposal was welcomed by the leaders of the Kurdistan region and there are signs of positive support shown by other components to crystallize a trend towards forming this Council, which would be similar to the Pentagon in American on the security decision."


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    Academic: National Reconciliation will improve the status of Iraq and to attract fore

    Academic: National Reconciliation will improve the status of Iraq and to attract foreign investment

    September 26, 2014 22:15

    Dr. Hazim al-Nuaimi

    Independent / Private: stressed academic and a researcher at the University of Mustansiriya Dr. Hazim al-Nuaimi that the decline in violent conflicts and achieve national reconciliation will lead to a significant improvement in Iraq's status in the region and the world, and to increase confidence in its economy, which rates will attract foreign investments.
    He said, in an exclusive interview for (independent), today, said that "most likely to succeed reconciliation in Iraq if the accordance with the principles and application software, and a road map is correct, and turned the conflicts between the components and their parties, national and religious status of clashes violent to political dialogue.
    Naimi added that the economic recovery will reduce unemployment and attracts the attention of young people about their own interests and the order of things, their future and their lives away from the armed formations of the opposing forces.
    He stressed that if there Altwaya good, the reconciliation should take place between all parties without exception, pointing out that it should include all the ingredients, whether traditional or modern, ethnic, national and religious, sectarian, tribal, regional, parties, ideological, political and even slides class, and should not be placed (Vito) Cancel the party and under any justification as long as his social existence - political.
    He attributed Naimi failed effort of national reconciliation in the past "to visualize the ruling party (the call) that he is able to resolve the conflict in favor of gradually so unique power Kay Party ideological, especially as he gets more support influential in Iraqi affairs, namely the United States and Iran, but he put himself in the place of the Baath and put its leader, Saddam Hussein, standing, collapsed many scenarios, including national reconciliation, which was al-Maliki and the Dawa Party Atejelunha them to swear allegiance and subordination of others. "
    And whether the current prime minister Haidar al-Abbadi will be able to achieve national reconciliation in terms of the failure of his predecessor, Nuri al-Maliki, Al-Naimi said that the Prime Minister of New Abadi inherited from his predecessor's problems difficult to solve the most prominent theme of the demands of the Kurds and Sunnis, and then followed by the issue of "Caliphate State" and the seizure of Mosul and large parts Tikrit, Kirkuk, Diyala and Anbar, stressing that "these variables must be in the case of semi-stability so that it can handle the negotiation and development of possible solutions in practice and on the ground, and this is what is supposed to Abadi exit from the approach of his party ideological, which is no different in essence from theses "Governance of God" and our power alone (succession, the mandate of the jurist), and subdue others and refused to participate. "
    And whether Iran impede steps to achieve national reconciliation in Iraq, said, "Iran's strategy toward Iraq is based on subjected to politically and militarily and economically under the influence", but added that the current changes in the region and the world will make Iran away from the stir conflicts in Iraq by about influential because it would be a negative impact on political and international issues of their own. (End)


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    Cabinet meeting, scheduled today, postponed until further notice

    Cabinet meeting, scheduled today, postponed until further notice

    27/09/2014 13:22:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / Informed sources declared the postponement of the Cabinet meeting scheduled for today until further notice.

    The sources told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that "the Council of Ministers postponed its meeting, which was scheduled to be held on Saturday to discuss the draft budget for 2014 and the employees' salaries of Kurdistan region until further notice."


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