Posts Tagged ‘Iraq War’

11-11-2013 09:30 AM
Baghdad (newsletter). Confirmed the decision of the Commission on economy and investment Deputy/Kurdish Alliance/mahma Khalil, the political differences among the parliamentary blocs impacted negatively on the overall economic situation in the country, warning of serious economic problems if the conflicts among politicians. (more…)

Editor: BS 09/18/2013 14:33

The head of the House of Representatives Osama Najafi, on Wednesday, he will attend “personally” to the National Conference of social peace to sign a document of honor among Iraqi political forces proposed by the Presidency of the Republic, and as pointed out that the conference will give “a new opportunity and a positive message for the Iraqi people.” (more…)

11/03/13 09: 27
Don’t imagine the Iraqis in 2003, even opponents of the current political system, to go 10 years without improved even slightly on the economic situation after at least $ 700 billion from oil revenues. They said that if the economy and infrastructure in worse shape than they were 10 years ago.

And the Iraqi economy suffers from a clear lag because of rampant corruption in all its facets by taxed by the State and hampered development plans and economic visions that would improve the country’s economy and make it among the economically advanced countries as observers of economic opinion. (more…)


Selected Articles: key factors inhibit reconciliation Iraqi comprehensive, and without overcoming these factors, Iraq will remain standing on shifting sands, control perpetuating momentum of chaos and irregularity of this country in the circle of construction and real development, which has become a very pressing need for a country subjected to all this ruin and destruction.

The main factors are: (more…)

The Baghdad Job: Iraq's Missing Billions

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On: Wed, 14/12/2011 17:43

Washington, Baghdad – d b a, AFP – President Barack Obama said the United States and Iraq were nearing the «turn the page and start a new chapter», where the last troops preparing to leave the country by the end of the month. Obama spoke and and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to reporters after the meeting, Obama said: «After about nine years, ending our war in Iraq and the new relationship will be based on mutual interest and mutual respect».

He stressed that «Mr. Prime Minister, as we conclude this year’s Taking Iraq faces its future, on the Iraqi people to know that you do not hang on stand .. You have a strong partner and durable ». Obama said he would not stay any troops in Iraq, warning other countries to intervene. (more…)


BAGHDAD—Vice President Joe Biden arrived unannounced in Iraq on Tuesday to mark the end of a controversial chapter of American history and the beginning of what the Obama administration hopes is a new partnership with the country after nearly nine years of war.

Mr. Biden’s visit is poised to be rich in symbolism and emotion as he meets with Iraqi leaders and pays homage to U.S. troops, the last of which are preparing to return home by the end of the year. Since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, the Iraq war has claimed more than 4,400 American lives, left some 32,000 service members injured, and cost U.S. taxpayers more than $800 billion.

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Nov 17, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Rand Paul introduced an amendment to the Department of Defense Authorization bill to formally end the war in Iraq.

The war in Iraq cannot be considered definitively concluded if Congress does not reclaim its constitutional power to declare war by repealing the underlying authorization. Until Congress takes this action, the President would still possess the legal authority to move troops into Iraq or to conduct kinetic operations within its borders, agreements with the Iraqi government notwithstanding.


WASHINGTON — The future of Iraq hinges not on the status of U.S. troops or its deep oil wells but on whether Iraqis can muster a sense of hope in their collective future.

Iraqis waiting for hours in line for gasoline or fanning away flies until the electricity comes back on are understandably skeptical of government promises. They bear the scars of their own government’s dismal history. They also believe the United States has its own interests in mind, and does not have unlimited political will to slough through decades of messy, expensive problem solving.


WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House official says President Barack Obama will announce Friday that U.S. troops will be out of Iraq by the end of the year.

The announcement will allow the U.S. to say definitively that the war in Iraq is over after eight years. The official says the partnership between the U.S. and Iraq will become a normal one between two sovereign nations.

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10/11/2011 8:56 PM

KARBALA / Aswat al-Iraq: The Human Rights Ministry received 32 corpses from Iraqi soldiers killed during the second Gulf War, Minister Mohammed Shia’ al-Sudani announced today.


Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Written and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in her article, “The future of U.S. policy will be determined in the Asia-Pacific and not in Afghanistan and Iraq.”

Clinton said in the article which was published in the journal “Foreign Policy in the U.S.” to the number in November under the title (the era of America in the Pacific), “The end of the war in Iraq, and start the U.S. withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, the United States stands at a pivotal point” .

She said, during the past 10 years we have dedicated substantial resources to these laid-off, and in the next 10 years we need to be smart and Mmenhgen to determine where to invest time and energy to put ourselves in the best position to maintain our leadership and to ensure that our interests and the payment of our values. ”


Summed up the magazine “The Atlantic” U.S. complexities of the investment environment and procedures in Iraq, noting that to obtain a commercial license in Iraq requires 77 days and more than two million dinars, and considered the magazine that Iraq, which was the center of trade in historical times, has deteriorated the economic level because of the US-led invasion.

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In the introduction to interesting magazine said the U.S. “If you’re planning to do business in Iraq, we advise you to buy a book .. to Tolstoy or Proust, or the Oxford English Dictionary.”

And quoted the magazine of the World Bank, its guidance on how to set up a company in Iraq, .. explained, “will first need to be spending two days in identifying the name you want and whether the name is registered before, and obtain a letter of registration of the name of the Chamber of Commerce in Baghdad at a cost of 350 thousand dinars (300 dollars), then about 900 thousand dinars (770 dollars), in order to assign a lawyer … and two days extra two to open the account in a commercial bank for 5 thousand dinars ($ 4) and receive a receipt of deposit, and then spend two more weeks and spent 350 thousand dinars (300 dollars) to fill the application for registration in the Commercial Register. ”


Confirmed adviser to the CBI the appearance of Mohammed Saleh said that the protection of Iraq’s funds comes as part of preparations taken by the Iraqi government to post after the lifting of UN protection for the money end of this month.

Saleh said that Iraq obtained a protection of wealth within the United States of America, by presidential decree by the President of the United States of America Barack Obama in the twenty-second of last month.


Baghdad, June 12 (Rn) – The U.S. embassy in Baghdad, Sunday, that the Government of the United States has allocated two billion dollars to support the Iraqi security forces and prisons, indicating that the statement made by members of the U.S. Congress from statements made by the need to push Iraq to the financial compensation due to loss of the U.S. military in Iraq does not represent the opinion of the U.S. administration.


Revealed information from investigative files to about $120 million pass through Iraq or bleaching (laundering) the month … Is deposited in personal accounts for Iraqi leaders and foreign officials and owners of companies and parties, while Iraqi and foreign investigations confirmed that the amounts laundered in Iraq since 2003 and 2010 exceeded 30 billion dollars.

The American expert that the concepts of money laundering were common and entrenched power in Iraq under the authority of the interim administration in Iraq, headed by Ambassador Paul Bremer.



Foreign direct investment in the oil sector as a requirement for economic reform: means foreign investment in general the companies or foreign individuals establish projects with local investors from the private and public sectors in any field related to economic activities.

In the Iraqi oil sector specifically intended to foreign direct investment by foreign oil companies establish investment projects, whether exploratory or developmental partnership with the public sector, according to a formula I have an investment certain is the Iraqi oil sector of the main sectors attracting FDI and for the benefits of the following:

Advantages of Iraq’s oil:
Characterized by the Iraqi oil pay an economic advantages to attract foreign investment in this sector and these features are as follows: (more…)

Iraqi-US agreement to pay for it and waiting for Parliament million compensation to the victims of the Kuwait war

Demanded the appearance of Mohammed Salih, adviser to the Iraqi Central Bank need to implement the agreement on the settlement of compensation claims U.S. U.S. interests affected by the Kuwait war in 1990.

Saleh explained that the Iraqi government signed with the U.S. administration the initials of the Convention to pay compensation Americans who have been affected by the occupation and the amount of $ 400 million, committed the U.S. Congress paid by the Iraqi government to U.S. citizens who had earlier claimed harm from the Iraq war with Kuwait in 1990.