StephenMac63:  (IRAN)  WITH REGARD TO EARLIER ARTICLES… IMOThis will work in the interm, imo, heres why….. we know the rial is garbage as it holds no real value so they use other currencies instead to continue trade with Iraq because of the sanctions regarding the USD. This is fine to a point. But there are other ways to do commerce with something of value in addition to using foreign

US Secretary of State notifies Abadi of the new Iraqi government

US Secretary of State notifies Abadi of the new Iraqi government

The US Secretary of State stressed the need to form a new moderate government in Iraq that meets the expectations of the people.

According to a statement by the US State Department, Minister Michael Pompeo spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government Nechirvan Barzani during a telephone conversation yesterday.

The Minister expressed his appreciation for the progress made by the two leaders in resolving outstanding issues between Baghdad and Erbil within the framework of dialogue in the Iraqi constitution.

In his conversation with each leader, the minister stressed the importance of forming a moderate new Iraqi government that meets the expectations of the Iraqi people according to the constitutional timetable.

The minister praised the successful joint operations carried out by the Iraqi forces and the Kurdish Peshmerga against Da’ash.

The Minister affirmed the continued support of the United States for a strong, prosperous and sovereign Iraq as outlined in the bilateral strategic framework agreement with Iraq.

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Fayez: US threats on sanctions represent support for Abadi

Fayez: US threats on sanctions represent support for Abadi

The leader of the Fatah alliance Amer al-Fayez, Wednesday, the threat of the United States of America to impose sanctions on Iraq because of continued cooperation with Iran in a harmonious and supportive of the position of Prime Minister Haider Abadi on sanctions, calling on the Iraqi Foreign Ministry to issue a position of those "interventions.

" "The US threat to impose sanctions on Iraq for continuing its economic cooperation with Iran after the blockade is supported and supported by the comments of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on these sanctions and dealing with them," Al-Fayez said in a statement.

He added that "this position comes to remove Abadi from the embarrassment of the political and popular opposition to his position after statements supported by those sanctions and the government’s commitment to implement against neighboring Iran,

" and called on the Iraqi Foreign Ministry to "take a firm and frank position of those statements to denounce foreign interference and prevent ridicule the sovereignty of the country.

" Fayez pointed out that: dozens of countries are still working normally with Iran without the commitment to the American position, but the US State Department used Iraq to exert pressure on him as the weakest of those countries.

The State Department on Wednesday threatened the Iraqi government if it refused to comply with US sanctions against Iran, noting that violators of the sanctions regime could themselves be subject to sanctions.


Deloitte report on Kurdistan Oil and Gas – New Data

Third Deloitte report on Oil and Gas Review in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, with newly added disclosures on local sales – Q1 of 2018

New verified data on the Kurdistan Region’s oil exports, consumption and revenues have been published, covering the period from 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018, after a review of the sector by the international “Big 4” audit and consulting firm, Deloitte.

As promised in the last press release with the issuance of the second report in August 2018, apart from enhanced disclosures on the cash flow reconciliation and disaggregate monthly prices realised during the period; a new section on local sales has been included, identifying crude oil sold locally and average price realised.

The Regional Council of Oil and Gas Affairs will continue working to enhance the reporting disclosure based on the feedback received from stakeholders.

The Regional Council for Oil and Gas Affairs acknowledges the positive feedback received from stakeholders, including the international community, and reiterates its commitment to the people of Kurdistan that the two international audit firms, Deloitte and Ernst & Young, will continue to independently review the oil and gas sector, inclusive of all the streams.

The Regional Council of Oil and Gas Affairs expects the release of the fourth report covering oil exports, consumption and revenues for second quarter of 2018 (1 April to 30 June) in the near future.

  1. Deloitte’s report for the first three months of 2018 is accessible through this link (PDF), in Kurdish, Arabic and English.
  2. Frequently asked questions handbook (PDF) in Kurdish, Arabic and English to help readers better understand different sections of the report.

(Source: KRG)

Defeat-IS Forces Make Progress, Require Continued Support

Defeat-ISIS Forces Make Progress, Require Continued Coalition Support

Forces battling the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continue to make progress. However, the environment in Iraq and Syria is complex and the defeat-ISIS forces require continued support, coalition officials said today.

Army Col. Sean Ryan, the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, spoke to Pentagon reporters about progress being made against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. He spoke via satellite from Baghdad.

“In Iraq, operations continue to secure areas across the country, as Iraq security forces locate, identify and destroying ISIS remnants,” Ryan said. “Last week alone, … operations across Iraq have resulted in the arrest of more than 50 suspected terrorists and the removal of 500 pounds of improvised explosive devices.”

Progress in Iraq’s Anbar Province

Iraqi forces are moving in Anbar province, in the Hamrin Mountains and Samarra. Reconstruction efforts are ongoing with roads reopening in the north. Iraqi engineers “cleaned the main road between Salahuddin and Samarra of IEDs, making travel safer between the two cities,” he said.

In the Baghdad area, the ISF established central service coordination cells, a program designed to use military resources to enable local communities to restore basic infrastructure and services. “Initial efforts by the coordination cells include trash collection, road openings, maintenance of water facilities,” Ryan said.

Syrian Democratic Forces are preparing for the final assault on ISIS in the Middle Euphrates River Valley. The SDF is reinforcing checkpoints and refining blocking positions ahead of clearance operations in Hajin, Ryan said.

Military Operations, Reconstruction in Syria

In Syria, too, reconstruction efforts go hand in hand with military operations. “In Raqqa, the internal security forces have destroyed more than 30 caches containing 500 pounds of explosives discovered during the clearance operations in the past weeks,” the colonel said.

ISIS remains a concern in both countries, the colonel said. “Make no mistake: The coalition is not talking victory or taking our foot off the gas in working with our partners,” he said.

Defeating ISIS, he said, will require a long-term effort.

“We cannot emphasize enough that the threat of losing the gains we have made is real, especially if we are not able to give the people a viable alternative to the ISIS problem,” Ryan said. “We continue to call on the international community to step up and ensure that conditions that gave rise to ISIS no longer exist in both Syria and Iraq.”

(Source: US Dept of Defense)


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August 13, 2018 Mnt Goat News Brief

Hi Everyone,

I bring you much news today.

So here we go again….how many times must we do this?

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Petrofac awarded Basra Oil Company EPC Contract

Petrofac has been awarded a contract worth around US$370 million by Basra Oil Company (BOC) for expansion of the Central Processing Facility (CPF), located in the Majnoon Field, Southern Iraq.

Under the terms of the 34-month contract, the lump-sum engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) project scope of work includes two oil processing trains, able to process 200 kbopd.

Petrofac was previously awarded a contract in 2011 and delivered engineering, procurement and construction management for the execution and completion of the existing CPF at Majnoon.

Elie Lahoud, Group Managing Director, Engineering & Construction – Iraq, Oman and Saudi Arabia, commented:

“We have developed a significant track record in Iraq with enhanced local delivery, successfully providing services both onshore and offshore since 2010. This important contract win demonstrates Petrofac’s long-lasting client relationships and our ongoing commitment to extending our operations in this key market that complements our broad service capabilities, international experience and expertise.”

(Source: Petrofac)