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Iraqi Dinar may replace US Dollar in Iran-Iraq Trade

Iranian ambassador to Baghdad said Iran and Iraq are weighing plans to eliminate US dollar in trade transactions and also lift visa requirements for citizens of the two countries.

Speaking at a TV program on Saturday night, Iraj Masjedi said Tehran and Baghdad are considering plans to use Iraqi dinar for trade transactions or develop barter trade considering the banking problems caused by the US sanctions on Iran.

He also voiced Iran’s willingness to remove visa restrictions for travels between the two countries, saying the idea of lifting visa requirements for merchants and business people was discussed during Iraqi President Barham Salih’s Saturday visit to Tehran.

Masjedi highlighted the ample opportunities available for the Iranian business sector available in the Iraqi market, saying the Baghdad government welcomes foreign investments.

“The government of Iraq is seeking foreign investment in the economic field, and has now offered 1,200 projects worth $100 billion,” the ambassador added.

He assured Iranian investors of improving security in Iraq, saying the security conditions in the Arab country’s inland and border regions have been getting better since the defeat of the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group.

The Iraqi president visited Tehran on Saturday with a ranking delegation for a series of political and economic talks.

After high-profile talks between the Iranian and Iraqi delegations, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the two neighbors can increase their annual trade from the current $12 billion to $20 billion.

Rouhani also noted that the two sides discussed ways for cooperation in the energy, power and oil industry, including the extraction of petroleum, and a plan to connect the two countries’ railroad networks.

(Source: Tasnim, under Creative Commons licence)

The source of the premiership: Abadi handed blocs cabinet reshuffle standards

A source in the prime minister revealed handing Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi political blocs standards reshuffle approach.

The source said, “it was on the distribution of the blocks and document comprehensive reforms and the amendment and ministerial standards and mechanisms with filtration is complete, this document contains asummary of its implementation and the methodology of work of the government and improve financialmanagement and CG voluntary.”

He said the document “in which ten files, was the first in the ministerial principles and the second criteria for selecting a cabinet of technocrats and third evaluation model biographies of the candidates, the post of the Minister and the fourth the role of government ministers and the fifth evaluation of the performance of ministries, sixth and document the criteria for selecting candidates for senior positions.”

The source added that the “seventh file is a simplification of government and anti-corruption eighth and ninth government program procedures and by reforms and X-conditioning in the light of the government program in this document.”

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Badri: Iraq is passing through a dangerous and put everyone bears the “failure” gripping the country

National Alliance MP Ahmed Salal al-Badri said that everyone bears the “failure” gripping the country, while noting that Iraq is passing through a dangerous status as a result of interactions political movement which did not lead to anything.

Badri told the “direction” He explained that there is a great political dynamic going on within the political blocs after Abadi, a statement about a new ministerial changes, noting that what is witnessing political reality is motionless and interactions between the blocks and the recent meetings did not lead to anything.

Added: Iraq is put dangerous street watching from the National Alliance to take decisive positions on the status quo, but the meeting did not live up to the level of ambition and did not reach conclusive results to put the country in the right direction, noting that each block aimed negligence and failure on the other, but everyone assumes result “failure” gripping the country.

He said al-Badri said on al-Abadi to give a clear picture to see him about the cabinet reshuffle is anticipated, stressing that the political blocs, including the National Alliance show something and hide something else and it’s in public, she says it with reforms in the rough adheres Bajindatha and ministers and dignitaries chosen by the

He continued to be of the blocks to be clear and explicit in their positions, and the faction leaders to be aware of the seriousness of the current stage and put the country in the right direction.

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A document containing Abadi choosing ministers technocrats Standards Council

Executive Summary
an introduction
Approach to government work
Improve financial management
_ The first file “ministerial principles
_ The second file “Criteria for the selection of Ministers of the Council of technocrats
_ The third file “evaluation model biographies of the candidates for the post of Minister
_ Fourth file “the role of government ministers
_ V file “evaluate the performance of ministries
_ Sixth Profile “document criteria for selection of candidates for senior positions
_ Seventh file “simplify government procedures
_ VIII’s “anti-corruption
_ Ninth file “government program and packages reforms

_ X file “conditioning the government program in the light of this document

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A partial halt in the Iraqi market

Backdoc Article: “Partial halt in the movement of the Iraqi market due to the high currency exchange rates” THEY DON’T WANT TO BE FORCED TO EXCHANGE AT THE THE OLD VALUE RATE BECAUSE THEY WILL TAKE THE HIT! OUCH! POSSIBLY THEY CONTINUE TO TRADE IN COUNTRY FOR NOW NORMALLY BUT THE PARTIAL HALT MAY BE COMING FROM THE INTERNATIONAL SIDE OF BUSINESS. WHY? BECAUSE THEIRIN LIES THE RUB! AHH JUST A SMALL DETAIL, AN EXCHANGE RATE PROBLEM BASED ON VALUE! UNTIL THEY IMPLEMENT A RATE CHANGE IT WOULD BE FINANCIAL SUICIDE TO MAKE THE EXCHANGE! SO WE WAIT FOR THAT IMPLEMENTATION DAY VERY SOON!

Deputy for the National Standards reveals cabinet reshuffle

Vice detection of the National Alliance for the terms of cabinet reshuffle expected standards.

Said Jassim Mohammed Jaafar in a press statement that “the choice of prime minister will be from ministries and universities, a condition that does not have a prominent figure in any of the parties did not receive any position previously and that has the consent of the Prime Minister presenting the blocks or vice versa offer mass and Aarza by the Prime Minister.”

He added that “in some of the National Alliance blocks perceptions about this change and want more consultations on the choice of ministers,” he said. “I think that Sashm within 48 hours within the National Alliance.”

He pointed Jaafar that “these criteria will be provided within the document of the National Alliance which is not only limited to the Ministerial change but include resolving the economic and financial reality of agricultural and industrial aspects of the private sector and reduce dependence on oil and the relationship between the center and the Kurdistan region and the State Administration and pass some laws, etc. These are all be within the document Ministerial reforms and change. “

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A spokesman for the law: demonstrations is a legitimate right but the controls on the demonstrators adhered to

The spokesman of the coalition of state law, Khalid al-Asadi, on Thursday, that the demonstrations is a legitimate right guaranteed by the Constitution, at the time stressed the existence of controls and provisions of the demonstrators adhered to.

Asadi said in a statement received “direction Press” copy of it, “the Iraqi constitution really gave the fans and the various segments of the people to protest and claim rights that they think is available to them with their protest any government direction or parliamentary affect the rights of citizens and does not conform with the aspirations of the people in the life insurance a decent free and safe for them. “

He added that “this constitutional right must be governed by rules and provisions must be adhered to by the demonstrators, but the controls, including obtaining approvals from official bodies prior to the demonstrations, with itineraries identified for demonstrations and places it collects.”

Asadi stressed the need to “abide civilized and peaceful manner by the protesters and the lack of exposure or attacks on public and private property belonging to the state and its citizens.”

The spokesman called the law “all the political books to unite to face the real enemy of Iraq and not listening to the horns of the Baath media personalities and want to return Iraq to chaos and looting and violating the sanctity and dignities of people.”

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State of Law: cabinet reshuffle does not work without spoilers Accounting

MP for the coalition of state law showed emotions blessing Thursday, the cabinet reshuffle scheduled to take place during the coming period does not work without accountability Minister spoilers, while Ebadi called for a comprehensive assessment of the ministries of state.

A blessing in a press statement that “the cabinet reshuffle announced by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi keeps alone to eliminate the rampant corruption in some government ministries,” indicating that “the change will contribute to replacing all characters, without accounting for negligence.”

She added that “the ministerial change must be focused on personal involved suspicions of corruption no matter what her position in the state starting from the minister and the end of the employee.”

Grace and added that “the fundamental modification does not work without accountability and deter the corrupt ministers”, calling on Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi for “conduct a comprehensive assessment of the work of the ministries before the amendment in order to direct only change the corrupt.”

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Kurdish lawmaker accuses Abadi coup against the blocs benefits in bodies

Deputy accused the Kurdistan Alliance, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, non-observance of the governmentcurriculum, the subversion of the benefits blocs, especially in relation to the independent government bodies and institutions.

The MP said Adel Nouri in a press statement that “Abadi did not comply with state curriculum, turning on all the principles and benefits, and hit the wall display, even though we support the reforms, but [do not look at them look innocent or neutral, because his actions and dealings do not refer to this patent and the orientation of national unity and the formation of a government of technocrats. “

He added that “one of the first Protozoa government Abadi fill institutions and bodies and heads of institutions own name and not the agency, away from partisan quotas.”

Nuri said that “there are very important institutions operated by proxy has been appointed by the people Abadi away from the electoral quota and accruals components, and these most of them affiliated to the party of power and the party Abadi.”

He noted that “the Integrity Commission, which is one of the most important institutions, to resolve corruption cases and moving files, and forwarded to judicial bodies and agencies, chaired today Hassan Yassiri proxy, after being appointed by the Prime Minister, how to Ebadi to demand other changes, without having to terminate the agency file” .

Nuri and pointed out that “there are quotas for the Kurds, such as the Chief of Army Staff and the Deputy Minister of the Interior and dozens of positions is supposed to be of Kurdish nationalism share, but it now has an Arab personalities and Abadi party.”

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