Archive for November 5, 2011

“Gate of Iraq,” Washington – channel quoted U.S. television, “CNN” for responsible American saying that the United States will not abandon Iraq despite the military withdrawal from the country, criticizing Iran for trying to rapprochement with the countries that succeeded the “Arab spring” in Egypt and Tunisia and Libya.

Said Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Tamara Wittes, “The U.S. withdrawal from Iraq was based on a security agreement with his government, but stressed that this does not mean that Washington would abandon Iraq alone, noting that” Baghdad has a lot of “partners” in the region and the world. ”

It quoted “CNN” for Wits as saying during a meeting online with a number of journalists on the issues of the Middle East, said that “Washington does not fund the parties in the region, as directed her accusations, explaining that the provision of direct funding of political parties in violation of U.S. law.” (more…)

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Iraqi...

Maliki to visit US on Dec 12

Saturday November 5, 2011
Zobaie Obama to visit Iraq to see a particular scale of destruction that left the U.S. occupation on Iraqi reality

MP Talal Zobaie that “al-Maliki invited to U.S. President to see a particular scale of destruction that left the U.S. occupation on Iraqi reality and at different levels, and to see Iraq in his true form, and seen the effects of mass murder and devastation that happened to him.”

Zobaie accused U.S. forces to “stand behind the killing of Iraqis by booby, as well as create a spirit of hostility and division among the Iraqi communities.” (more…)

(CNN) — Iraq’s prime minister will visit the White House next month, just a couple of weeks before American service members are scheduled to depart from the country.

President Barack Obama will welcome Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on December 12, the White House said Friday.

“The two leaders will hold talks on deepening the comprehensive strategic partnership between the United States and Iraq. The president honors the sacrifices and achievements of all those who have served in Iraq, and of the Iraqi people, to reach this moment full of promise for an enduring U.S.-Iraq friendship,” the White House said in a statement.

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Statement by the Press Secretary on the Upcoming Visit of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki of Iraq

WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama looks forward to welcoming Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to the White House on December 12. (more…)

The MP said the Iraqi List, Khalid al-Alwani, the responsibility to protect Iraq from external interference especially the neighboring countries is the responsibility of all the political blocs that requires them to forget their differences.

He said al-Alwani in a press statement and attended by the correspondent solution (News) that the phase of the U.S. withdrawal from the country and the extension of full sovereignty over all Iraqi territory represents a sensitive stage of the country’s history. (more…)

Baghdad, Nov. 5 (AKnews) – The story of US Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Iraq is getting even weirder: After the Kurdistan Regional Government announced earlier that Biden will not visit the Kurdistan Region, an anonymous Iraqi official now claimed that Biden will not come to Iraq at all.

The expected visit, which had been announced as a “surprise visit” by Iraqi news media last week, was allegedly postponed to next month.

“There are no surprise visits. There are only visits that are kept secret due to security reasons,” the source said and requested anonymity because it was not authorized to talk to the media.


05/11/2011 12:40

Baghdad, 5 November (aknews) – detect sources in the Iraqi Council of representatives, on Saturday, on a preliminary agreement between the national Iraqi Coalition Alliance for resolving file security ministries in the Government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and nominating candidates llhakbitine security after the holiday of Eid al-Adha.

According to the source, who requested anonymity for Kurdistan News Agency (aknews), “to convene parliamentary mediations resulted in an agreement between the National Alliance is a coalition of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki part and Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi’s nomination of Saadoun al-dulaimi, serving with the Ministry of defence on behalf of Tawfiq al-yassiri, label for the Interior Ministry and votes on naming Adnan Al-Assadi agent for the Ministry of the Interior for Administrative Affairs in the House”. (more…)

Palm – called the Iraqi List led by Iyad Allawi, on Friday, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to act as Chairman of the Council of Ministers and not the leader of the Dawa Party, if he wants to remain his position, accusing him of dealing sectarian with the provinces required to establish territories and selectivity in the application of the Constitution, while confirming that what do the boards provinces, including Salahuddin is consistent with the law and the Constitution.

A spokesman for the Iraqi Haider Mulla during the Press Release: The all acts and statements by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his remarks delivered between now and then reflect that the Secretary of the Dawa Party, rather than a prime minister of Iraq, calling for Maliki to act with an area of ​​the depth of Iraq, not as the secretary-general to the Dawa party , if he wants to continue his job as prime minister.


Iraqi source: Biden’s visit was postponed to next month
05/11/2011 13:52

Baghdad, November 5 (Rn) – A source in the Iraqi government on Saturday postponed the planned visit by U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden do to Baghdad until the end of this year.

The Iraqi media leaked reports which indicated that Biden will arrive in Baghdad later in the day Saturday.

He told the source, who asked not to be named, and the Kurdish news agency (Rn) that Biden’s visit to Iraq will be in the next month. (more…)

On: Sat 11/05/2011 10:46

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, yesterday, said he will pay an official visit to the United States in the 12 December next, indicating that this visit comes in the context of deepening friendship, cooperation and common interests between the two countries.

A statement issued by the Information Office of the Prime Minister, yesterday, and got “long”, a copy of “Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki will pay an official visit to the United States on 12 December at the invitation of President Barack Obama,” noting that “this visit is in the context of deepening friendship, cooperation and common interests between the two countries. ”
The American President Barak Obama has called on 21 October last, via closed-circuit television Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to visit the United States. On the other hand is expected to reach U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Baghdad today.

The Ministry of Finance has prepared a budget in 2012 in line with the agreement with the International Monetary Fund, which requires raising money value of its investment. said Undersecretary Fadel Prophet told the Kurdish news agency (Rn) that his ministry has worked to raise the amount of investment value compared to the value value amounts Lot within the budget in 2012. ”

He added that “the balance of 2012 is ready for submission to the House of Representatives after the Eid al-Adha holiday. He continued that “the balance of 2012 will focus on development projects with ease in the proportion of operational projects.” (more…)

Posted 05/11/2011 08:58 AM

BAGHDAD – Babinaoz: the U.S. military announced its intention to complete its withdrawal from Iraq by the end of this year, urged the member of the parliamentary Defense and Security to review and evaluate the security plans, and a second deputy said there were plans for a new stage after the withdrawal.

A spokesman for U.S. forces in Iraq, Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan told a news conference in Baghdad: “The American soldiers would withdraw from Iraq through the Kuwaiti territory,” adding that “more than a million military vehicles were returned from Iraq and the remaining 650 000 pieces of military will be returned before the end of the year , “explaining that” five to three thousand truck transporting equipment per week, while the move ownership of some of what is left to the Iraqi side or the State Department. “and said that” the number of U.S. troops currently in Iraq amounts to 34 thousand fighters and 12 military base out of 505 , quoted from the base 493 to the Iraqi side, “stressing” the absence of any new agreement with the Iraqi side in relation to trainers. ” (more…)

Accused one of the leading U.S. newspapers, Saturday, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to “recklessness” and “fuel” sectarian tensions that “chilling” for “fragile” democracy in Iraq.

The newspaper “New York Times” in an editorial to the number on Saturday that “the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki tendencies authoritarian known,” afterthought “The capture of most of the 600 Iraqis suspected of being members of the Baath party and the army during the rule of Saddam Hussein is regarded as something reckless and ridiculous” . (more…)

IBN: Iraq Stock Market Report

Posted: November 5, 2011 in Iraqi Dinar/Politics
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Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 3rd November 2011).

The RSISX index ended the week at ID1,422 / $1,533, -7.7%. The number of weekly traded shares was 16.5bn and the weekly trading volume was ID24.8bn ($20.5mn).

Note: Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) will be closed from November 4, 2011 (Friday) to November 12, 2011 (Saturday) due to the religious holiday, Eid al-Adha. The first trading session will be on November 13, 2011 (Sunday). (more…)

On: Sat 11/05/2011 10:52

 Baghdad / Majid flood
the country witnessed during the last few days is like going back to square one, and perhaps the observer of the events noticed that the political crisis took like a snowball rolling that may wash away everything, some politicians went away and pointed out that the persistence of differences and disagreements that could push the country to civil war, and that the agreement blocks is the only guarantee to get out of the current crisis, while others played down such fears, considering exclusion and marginalization felt by some of the current and the current is dominant, (more…)

Bloomberg reports that Paul Brinkley (pictured), the former U.S. Defense Department official who sought to attract companies to Iraq and Afghanistan, has started an investment and advisory firm with backing from billionaire Hyatt chairman Thomas Pritzker.

Nawah LLC – short for North America Western Asia Holdings – will initially seek to invest in Iraqi companies while advising clients looking to do business in the country and throughout North Africa and Central Asia.

Brinkley, who left the Pentagon in July, is chief executive officer, with Pritzker serving as chairman.


2011-11-04 14:30:31

BAGHDAD (Iba) … Ministry of Finance announced a number of the end of the 2012 budget in line with the agreement with the International Monetary Fund and the amounts necessary for lifting the value of its investment.

The Deputy Minister Fadel prophet in a press statement that the Ministry of Finance has worked to raise money value compared to the value of investment funds within the budget value of Lot 2012. (more…)

05/11/2011 11:49
Erbil, Nov. 5 (AKnews) – Erbil residents are complain about surging prices before the Id al-Dhaha (Nov. 6-10) although an official stresses the markets are regularly monitored against pricing violations.

Lamya Rahman, 34, was shopping in Erbil Qaysari market. She told AKnews the prices have been raised for a week.

“Three days ago one kilo of chicken was 3,500 Iraqi Dinar (almost US$3) but now it is raised to 4,500 ID (approx $4),” she said, in the same time one kilo of turkey rose from $10 to $12.50 and a kilo of lamb from $12 to $14. (more…)