Archive for November 9, 2011

Economic expert, said Mohammed al-Samarrai Saturday that Iraq has all the elements of a state economic giant of the human potential and natural resources in addition to the excellent geographical location.

Samarrai said in a statement to the reporter (and the Iraqi News Agency Information / INA) that we need economic power top take on the file management of economic, giving greater opportunity for the private sector to play important role and the largest in the economy of the Iraqi state. (more…)

An official source revealed to the correspondent of the independent Iraqi news agency for a meeting soon between the prospective Maliki and Allawi to discuss a number of outstanding issues
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Erbil, November 9 (Rn) – The Iraqi Trade Minister, said on Wednesday his ministry’s decision to hold an economic conference and an international trade in Britain during the month.

The good of God’s good for the Kurdistan News Agency (Rn), that “the Iraqi Ministry of Trade decided to hold the economic and international trade in Britain in the 20 this month,” adding that “the conference will be organized by the Department of Economics in both Iraq and Britain, with an Iraqi delegation comprising Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of Trade and Oris Iraqi Commission for Investment to the many British companies. ”


BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Defense Minister Saadoun al-Dulaimi, and the agency, on Tuesday, said that 30 thousand U.S. troops headed for quitting the force of Iraqi territory to Kuwait.

Dulaimi said in comments carried by Al-Iraqiya “The process of withdrawal of U.S. troops began, and 30 thousand soldiers quitting the force went to the direction of the State of Kuwait,” stressing that “the U.S. side is committed to the terms of the security agreement signed between Iraq and the United States.” (more…)

Joint Base Balad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The U.S. military has handed over to the Iraqi government its 2nd largest Iraq base, a joint army and air force complex that housed some 36,000 American troops and contractors at the peak of the war, U.S. officials said.

Joint Base Balad was returned to Iraqi control on Tuesday with the departure of the last members of the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing as the United States continued the withdrawal of all forces from Iraq by year end.


CAMP VICTORY, Iraq — What were once among the most sensitive US sites in Iraq, including a palace that housed top generals and a bombed-out villa that held Saddam Hussein, will soon be back in Iraqi hands.

US forces are closing down the Victory Base Complex (VBC) on Baghdad’s outskirts, a small city that once featured American fast-food chains and was the main base from which the US war in Iraq was run, and are to finish handing it over to the Iraqi government in December.


map of Kuwait (CIA)

Iraq-Kuwait border

Baghdad, November 9 / October (Rn) – The Iraqi government announced that it has agreed to set up an initial free-market near the port with Kuwait Safwan border crossing, which links the two neighbors.

The chancellor said the Iraqi government, Abdul Hussein al-Jabri told the Kurdish news agency (Rn) that “Iraq expressed his preliminary approval on establishing a free market with the Kuwait border near Safwan port to promote trade between Baghdad and Kuwait.”

He added that the proposed “spirited more than 600 Iraqi and Kuwaiti business to establish a free market similar to the free market between Iraq and Jordan, Syria, and that would contribute to the recovery of the commercial reality between Iraq and Kuwait.” (more…)

11:27:17 2011-11-09 PUKmedia

HE Dr. Barham Ahmed Saleh, President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, yesterday evening, at the seat of Government of the Territory of Washington, a number of political figures and representatives of embassies and academic figures, businessmen and friends of the Kurdish people and the number of people from the Kurdish community in America.

At the start of the meeting gave Qubad Talabani, representative of the Kurdistan Region in America speech welcoming the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government and the guests, and during his speech expressed by Dr. Barham Ahmed Saleh expressed his satisfaction and happiness with this meeting, and given the great importance of the bilateral relations between the Kurdistan Region and the United States of America, referring to the The Kurdistan Region has representation and based on a sensitive positions in Washington and the Kurdistan flag is flying in its airspace, and this in itself a major achievement, stressing that this was a result of the efforts made ​​by fans and friends of the Kurdish people, praising the efforts of the representative of the Kurdistan Region and all the office workers on their business and events. (more…)

Alsumaria News / Baghdad revealed the Iraqi List, Wednesday, for a forthcoming meeting next week to determine its position on the issue of regions and developing a political plan to deal with the situation, which she described as “tense”, while confirming the absence of any agreement for a meeting with a coalition of state law or other blocks.

said Advisor to the list Hani Ashour said in an interview for “Alsumaria News”, “the leaders of the Iraqi List, will hold the beginning of next week’s meeting to develop a plan to deal with political crises, the current going through Iraq, including the issue of claim to territory and operations of the recent arrests, in addition to the issue of the American withdrawal,” noting that “This meeting will result in a new strategy to handle the Iraqi List, with this crisis.” (more…)

BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Iraq’s Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, has said on Wednesday that “every piece of Iraq’s territories

must be under control by the Central Govenment, warning against the announcement of federations and regions, because the current time is not suitable for such decisions.”

“Iraq’s unity is a red line, we won’t bargain upon,” Maliki said in a speech during reception of leaders of intellectuals of
southern Iraq’s Karbala city, screened by Iraq’s semi-official al-Iraqiya TV Satellite Station, adding that “every part of Iraq’s territories must be under control by the Central Government.” (more…)

Suggested an MP for the Kurdistan Alliance Najiba Najib said the visit of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to the United States in the twelfth of next month is to discuss a number of files, notably the Convention for the purchase of weapons.

Said Najib told all of Iraq [where] that “Iraq is entering the gates of the end of 2011 and the end of the strategic agreement between Iraq and the United States on the question of U.S. withdrawal from the country, and that U.S. President Barack Obama announced earlier to withdraw all his troops with the solutions next year.” (more…)

White bloc of Iraq, calls on U.S. President Barack Obama to make diplomatic efforts towards removing Iraq from Chapter VII

The spokeswoman said the bloc high Nassif in a statement received (and the Iraqi news agency, independent) that America, which occupies Iraq for nine years, has taken the role of spectator at the excesses of neighboring countries to Iraq’s sovereignty by land, sea and air, we did not see them any sign of adherence to moral obligation and custom political and military to the state occupied by a point added to the bad record the United States.

She pointed out that Nassif is the hope of Iraqis today is to make the Obama administration’s diplomatic efforts towards removing Iraq from Chapter VII to be a good job has been completed and one is in the interest of Iraq

White said the Iraqi bloc said in a statement on Tuesday: “What hope for Iraqis today is that the Obama administration is making diplomatic efforts towards removing Iraq from Chapter VII to be a good job has been completed and one is in the interest of Iraq”

She said an MP for the Iraqi bloc white high Nassif in the statement that the U.S. administration to “do the role of Musharraf in removing Iraq from Chapter VII of compensation for the failure to resolve all of the files during the years of the occupation of Iraq.”


Washington: Research Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday evening, with the head of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Barham Salih, the strategic relationship the U.S. – Iraq.

According to a statement issued by the White House that Biden met with favor at the White House and discussed “a range of regional issues, political and security, including the ongoing strategic relationship between the U.S. and Iraq.”

The statement noted that Biden “praised the dynamism of the Kurdish region in Iraq and the historic friendship and partnership between the U.S. and Kurdish peoples.” (more…)

Baghdad (news) .. Yesterday chairman of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Dr. Barham Ahmed Saleh, with World Bank President Robert Zoellick on Tuesday, in the main building of the World Bank in Washington, political and economic conditions in the region and ways of cooperation between the two sides for the development of the Kurdistan Region and Iraq.

According to a statement of the Government the province has received the Agency (news) a copy of it on Tuesday: the head of the provincial government made ​​a presentation of the political and economic situation in the Kurdistan Region, and its developments, and how the participation of foreign companies in the investment process in the territory of Kurdistan.


President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Barham Salih, Wednesday, the Erbil to reach an agreement with Baghdad on a draft law of oil and gas, will hopefully be submitted to the Iraqi Council of Representatives before the end of the year.

Saleh said in a statement to Radio NPR U.S. that “the agreement recently reached between us and the Federal Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on the draft law of oil and gas,” he said, adding that “the project will be presented to the Iraqi Council of Representatives before the end of this year to vote on it.”


Okhrseauth confirmed and studies conducted by Tha several UAE companies that Iraq is the most important investment environments in the region at all

This stimulated to participate in the Baghdad International Fair and despite the popularity modest Arab companies which does not commensurate with the size of the global participation, (more…)

09/11/2011 11:50:00

The independent Iraqi news agency / Baghdad / p. PVC / MP Yasser Ghazi Yasiri for state law that Biden’s visit to Iraq will be the turning point of the country where U.S. forces occupied (as he put it) to a sovereign country has the political and economic independence.

He said in a statement to the reporter (and the Iraqi news agency, independent) that Biden’s visit to Iraq will be the beginning of the turning point of the country are located in which U.S. troops into a sovereign country has the political independence and economic may be the strongest in the region in the future in the presence of communication and cooperation between the two countries. ” (more…)

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Erbil, Nov. 8 (AKnews) – Housing in Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s semi-autonomous region, is on a steady rise as more foreign companies and Arab families flow into the region.

The prices vary from house to house depending on the size, location, furnishing and other services starting from US$300 to US$2,400 per month. The increasing prices have raised concerns among the locals whose average monthly salary is US$600.

Omar Sulaiman, who has four children, has been a tenant all his life. He receives 400,000 Iraqi Dinars (about US$340) and spends 300,00 Dinar of it on housing in one of Erbil’s old neighborhoods. To cover up his family’s costs of living, he works as a taxi driver while he is off work. (more…)

Baghdad, Nov. 8 (AKnews) – A spokesman for the US forces in Iraq accused Iran of backing armed groups to undermine Iraq’s sovereignty as the US forces prepare to withdraw from Iraq.

US forces have on several occasions warned against Iran’s role in Iraq and it support for armed groups in the country. US forces officials in Iraq claim that Iran backs Shia armed groups under the name of “Qods Force” which has carried out armed actions against the Iraq security forces and US military. (more…)