Posts Tagged ‘Aswat al-Iraq’

10/25/2013 12:46 PM

BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: UN Compensations Committee handed over $1.2 billion to Kuwaiti government in part of the compensations of Iraqi invasion of 1990.

In a press statement, copy received by Aswat al-Iraq, the committee handed, till now, about $43.5 billion. (more…)

5/30/2013 3:12 PM

BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Iraqi foreign minister Hoshiar Zebari stated that Iraq convinced Kuwait to transfer the borders question from UN Chapter VII to Chapter VI, expressing satisfaction of bilateral talks with Kuwait.

In a press conference, at the ministry, on the results of his visit to Kuwait, he stated that “our plan to end the work of UN coordinator’s work, because his stay means continued sanctions against the country”. (more…)

English: Jawad al-Maliki meets with Secretary ...

2/25/2013 6:30 PM

BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Premier Nouri al-Maliki expressed his vision on the events in the region and its reflections on Iraq to the UN representative to Baghdad Martin Kobler.

Maliki, in a statement, copy received by Aswat al-Iraq, stressed, in a meeting with Kobler, Iraqi unity and rejection of violence, extremism and denominationalism. (more…)

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MP Abdul Hussein Raisan, of the Ahrar bloc, has said that deleting the three zeros from the Iraqi currency was “inappropriate due to the present economic conditions”. (more…)

6/4/2012 7:11 PM

BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Iraqiya Bloc spokesman Haidar al-Mulla announced today that “withdrawing confidence from Premier Nouri al-Maliki’s government is final” and the current talks are concentrating on “forming the new coming government and agreeing on its premier”.

Mulla told Aswat al-Iraq that the decision is final on the signatures level, national consensus and Presidency decision. (more…)

11/05/2012 22:08

BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: The President of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq Ammar al-Hakim, the hope that the remaining lines of communication and dialogue open between all parties and political blocs in order to serve the political process and contribute to resolving the current crisis with the country, noting that the Constitution should be accepted a whole and not selectively. (more…)

An economist is the government’s decision to delete the zeros right because it serves the development of industry and agriculture (archive)

Considered contrary to the economic expert jeweler, on Tuesday, the Iraqi government’s decision to postpone the deletion of zeros from the currency “right” and holds economic and political dimension, the fact that the process associated with plans to stimulate the industry and agriculture as well as synchronized with the period of electoral sensitive.


4/14/2012 6:06 PM

BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Cabinet spokesman Ali al-Alaq denied that the government demanded annexing the Central Bank of Iraq, pointing that 180 billion dollars were remitted abroad during the past few years, mostly not for purchasing purposes. (more…)

4/14/2012 3:09 PM

BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Free Iraqi Bloc MP Zuhair al-Araji called the committee to investigate the high dollar prices to investigate 10 companies and banks which were not within the 21 approved ones. (more…)

4/4/2012 5:11 PM

BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: US dollar price increased in the Iraqi market in a sudden move to reach 122.6 dinars for each dollar, while the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) announced no sales of foreign currency unless it received a tax clearance from the company and the documents for covering trade remittance.

Following CBI new regulations, the price of the dollar jumped to reach 1260 for each dollar, compared to 1240 dinars per dollar during the last two months. (more…)

ERBIL, March 6 (AKnews) – Iraq’s deputy parliament speaker Qusay al-Suhail has called on Italy to help lift the UN Chapter VII sanctions imposed on Iraq, reports Aswat al-Iraq.

According to a statement from Iraq’s parliament, Suhail sought help in a meeting with the head of the political department at the Italian foreign ministry Sandro Bernardin and the Italian ambassador to Baghdad Gerardo Carante. (more…)

House of Representatives and the Minister of Finance is hosting next Saturday
16/02/2012 19:59

BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: the President of the House of Representatives for hosting Osama Najafi Council to the Finance Minister Rafie al-Issawi and a number of officials on Saturday to answer questions about the public budget for the current year. (more…)

2/15/2012 4:45 PM

BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: The sale of dollars in the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) auction today reached 126 million dollars, compared to 98 million from the previous session.

The exchange rate reached to 1166 Iraqi dinars for one dollar. (more…)

2/8/2012 6:52 PM

BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Kurdish Alliance MP Shwan Mohammed Taha disclosed today that the paper to be presented by his political bloc to the national conference will include the implementation of Article 140 of the constitution and the oil and gas law.

Taha told Aswat al-Iraq that “the Kurdish Alliance has many important matters to present”.

He added that the differences among political entities are clear, mostly naming the security ministries and balances in the governmental establishments.

Article 140 of the constitution is connected with determining the destiny of the disputed areas on three stages, of normalization of relations, census, and referendum if the people want to be annexed to Kurdistan or Baghdad.

2/3/2012 2:51 PM

BASRA / Aswat al-Iraq: A National Alliance MP media officer said today that Suzan al-Saad called on Premier Nouri al-Maliki to expedite his trip to Kuwait to solve pending questions, the foremost of which is Mobarak terminal.

Sabri al-Nasiri told Aswat al-Iraq that MP Al-Saad believed that these question began threatening the Iraqi public that will affect its living conditions. (more…)

1/31/2012 12:34 PM

BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Iraq’s Foreign Minister, Hoshiar Zibary, has reiterated in a meeting with the Chairman of the UN’s Executive Council for Compensations on necessity to reach for a final settlement for the issue of compensations and to treat all the suspended issues with Kuwait, according to a Foreign Ministry statement on Tuesday.

The statement, as was received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency, stressed that Zibary had conferred on Monday evening with the Chairman of the UN’s Executive Council for Compensations, H.
Shoemakher and the Executive Secretary of the Committee, Mujtaba Qazzazy, with their accompanying delegation. (more…)

1/25/2012 10:51 AM

BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has said on Tuesday that American Companies have no control on Iraqi Oil, rejecting the description of Iraq as a “cake,” shared by different forces inside and outside the country.

“American companies have no control over Iraq’s Oil,” Maliki said in an interview with al-Arabiya TV Satellite Channel on Tuesday, adding that “the licensing session for the investment of Iraqi oil fields had been transparent and clear, and the American companies had failed to get more than one contract, sharing it with other companies.”

1/23/2012 8:17 PM

BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Deputy Premier Rose Nouri Shawees received today US Assistant General Inspector for the Reconstruction of Iraq, Ginger Cruse.

She reviewed the efforts made by the US General Inspector’s office during the last months to follow up the spending procedures of 2.8 billion dollars of Iraqi funds. (more…)

1/23/2012 11:41 AM
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq:

The Iraqi Parliament is scheduled to discuss in its Monday session the draft-law for the country’s Federal Budget for the year 2012, along with several other draft-laws, including the draft-law on the rules for the nomination of the President, according to a Parliament’s statement.

“The Parliament shall resume its discussion of the Federal Budget for the year 2012, along with the organization of the draft-law for the nomination of the President and the the nomination of one or more than one Vice-Presidents for the country,” the statement, as was received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency, stressed. (more…)

BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Iraqi Parliament Speaker Usama Nujaifi confirmed today the necessity of UN to assist Iraq to be out of Chapter VII in order to finalize this dossier for good.

In a statement of his office, during his reception of UN representative Martin Kopler, both discussed the latest political developments in the country.

Kopler expressed happiness fro US forces withdrawal, and hoped to overcome all political disputes as soon as possible and find proper solutions. (more…)

The Iraqi Parliament has decided on Sunday to postpone its session to Jan. 17th, due to the non-completion of the legal majority for today’s session, a Parliament’s media source announced today.

“The Parliament’s Speaker, Usama al-Nujeify, has decided to postpone the Parliament’s session today to the 17th of January, due to the non-completion of the legal majority of today’s session, attended by 140 out of the Parliament’s 325 Members,” the media source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. (more…)

1/7/2012 6:50 PM

BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: A State of Law MP, Abbas al-Bayati announced today that the Kuwaiti invitation to Premier Nouri al-Maliki is still valid and remains under preparation.

Bayati told Aswat al-Iraq that “the invitation will discuss the main question between the two brotherly countries”.

He added that the preparations are being made to determine its time and priorities. (more…)

01/07/2012 17:30

BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: MP for the coalition of state law, Abbas al-Bayati, Saturday, the Kuwaiti government’s call to the Prime Minister to visit Kuwait and are still under preparation.

He said al-Bayati told (Voices of Iraq) announced today that “there is a standing invitation from the Kuwaiti side of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to visit Kuwaiti territory and to discuss the most important things on the ground and between the two brotherly countries.” (more…)

Nouri al-Maliki meets with George W. Bush.


Maliki: the desire of Americans to get us out of Chapter VII and the node is Kuwait
05/01/2012 22:51

BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, on Thursday, said that there is a desire in the U.S. out of Iraq from Chapter VII, indicating that the node is in the State of Kuwait.

He made it clear during a meeting broadcast by satellite Sumerian “There are legal entitlements and international on Iraq submitted to Kuwait as a result Adventure of the former regime,” (more…)

01/04/2012 18:47

BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: The head Jalal Talabani, Wednesday, at a meeting with the representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations on the importance of the rule of law and respect for his dismissal and the judiciary and the legal issues left to take its normal course.

He said a presidential statement that Talabani received in Sulaimaniyah on Wednesday afternoon of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Martin Kobler and the delegation accompanying him. (more…)

Erbil, January 4 (Rn) – urged the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon Iraqi politicians to resolve the differences and the outstanding issues in a meaningful dialogue that respects Dsturalarac, expressing concern over political tensions, and pointing at the same time that Iraq has begun a new and promising in its history, and has the opportunity to further strengthen its efforts to build a democratically elected institutions and the promotion of peace and stability for the Iraqi people. According to a statement to the UN mission in Iraq.

He said the statement received by the Kurdish news agency (Rn) a copy of it that “The Secretary-General wishes to express its concern over political tensions, the last that can contribute to increased insecurity in the country. It is therefore strongly supports the calls for political dialogue to address the outstanding issues in a spirit of partnership and national unity. ” (more…)

1/4/2012 1:21 PM

BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, has expressed anxiety towards the current political tension in Iraq, calling on all parties in the country to “act together, in order to settle their differences peacefully andthrough constructive dialogue and presenting some concessions, along with the division of authorities and the independence of the Judiciary”.

The UN Secretary-General said, in a statement published on the UN’s Official Satellite position on Wednesday, that “continued differences are contributing to the increase in the security deterioration in Iraq, which has witnessed a series of explosions in the past period”. (more…)

Nouri al-Maliki meets with George W. Bush.

1/3/2012 2:08 PM

BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: State of Law MP Ali al-Alaq attributed the delay of Premier Nouri al-Maliki’s visit to Kuwait to “technical reasons”.

Alaq told Aswat al-Iraq today that “there are technical reasons behind the delay of the visit”, but negated that these are health reasons, as reported by the media, stressing that Maliki’s health is “good”.

Maliki was supposed to have left on a visit to Kuwait last Sunday to discuss pending questions between the two countries.

12/29/2011 1:05 PM

NEW YORK / Aswat al-Iraq: The Leaders of al-Iraqiya Alliance, its Chairman Iyad Allawi, the Parliament’s Speaker, Usama al-Nujeify and Finance Minister, Rafi’a al-Issawi, have published a message in the New York Times newspaper on Monday, demanding the US Administration to “link its support for Prime Minister, Nouri al-Malliky, with his implementation of the Arbil Agreement, issued by Iraqi Kurdistan President, Massoud Barzani, calling on the Iraqi political forces to abandon their differences and agree on a common plan to settle those differences.

The message demanded that the US assistance for the Iraqi Army, police and security forces, include a condition that they serve the whole Iraqi Nation and not a single sectarian group or party.


The latest daily currency auction was held in the Central Bank of Iraq on the 28-DEC-2011. The results were as follows:

Number of banks 22
Auction price selling dinar / US$ 1170
Auction price buying dinar / US$ —–
Amount sold at auction price (US$) 245,750,000
Amount purchased at Auction price (US$) —–
Total offers for buying (US$) 245,750,000
Total offers for selling (US$) —–