Samson: Salary distribution for the four ministries in Kurdistan
21st December, 2019
The employees of the four ministries in the Kurdistan Regional Government will receive their salaries tomorrow, Sunday, according to the schedule of the Ministry of Finance and Economy in the regional government.
According to the ministry’s schedule, the salaries of the ministries of Trade, Industry, Construction, Housing, Culture and Youth will be distributed on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the salaries of the three presidents and retirees from the Peshmerga will be distributed tomorrow, Monday, and the salaries of the retired civilians will be distributed next Tuesday. LINK
KBC123: Looking Good!!!!!
Don961: Observers: the demonstrations will witness different activities after the end of Christmas and an important mission for Americans on Iraqi soil (video)
Political analyst, Ahmed Al-Abyad, confirmed today, Saturday, that after the end of Christmas we will witness great activities in Tahrir Square, and there will likely be a mission for the Americans on Iraqi soil .
Don961: Sources: Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi will be assigned to head the next government and announce it at the beginning of 2020
A correspondent of “Yass Iraq” in Baghdad said that Iraqi President Barham Salih will assign former Minister Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi to head the new government after he is closer to take over this task, and that he will form the government during the month of his mandate and announce it at the beginning of next month of next year.
Barham tried but did not succeed:
A prominent Iraqi politician told Yassin Iraq, who asked not to be named, “The Iraqi presidency tried to play more than once during the constitutional period and postponed the deadline for nominating a candidate to assign him to form the new government until Sunday, and that President Saleh tried to take over this task himself on the pretext of the lack of personality Agreed upon and once on the pretext of not defining the largest bloc, and this was evident during his meeting with the leaders of the political blocs.
The politician, who participated in a meeting with Barham Salih and the political blocs, added that the hints were clear from Salih until he was frank with one of the representatives of these blocs face to face that “the representatives of the Shiite political forces sitting with you now themselves are not satisfied with your assumption of the position. ”
The French Press Agency quoted the source in the Presidency of the Republic as agreeing to postpone the deadline until Sunday, given that Friday and Saturday are a weekly holiday in Iraq. Article 81 of the Iraqi constitution stipulates that if confidence is not granted to a person for prime minister within the prescribed time limit, the President of the Republic shall act as the resigned president for a period of two weeks, during which he assigns a new candidate.
There were extensive contacts during the past hours between parties in Najaf on the one hand and Barham Saleh’s office on the other hand supported by a broad parliamentary force with a campaign of nominations for Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi to take over the new task, especially that Muhammad Tawfiq refused to participate in the government of Abdul-Mahdi and resigned from the second Maliki government after a wide dispute between The two parties.
Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi is a figure known for his integrity and he is respected by the religious authority. The authority had previously asked him to run for the position of Prime Minister in 2010 instead of his cousin Iyad Allawi, but he refused, and he has a relationship with the family of Mr. Sadr.
Muhammad Allawi, in Virginia, talks about the Iraqi demonstrations: the most important achievements of the October Uprising
Two weeks ago, Allawi attended a symposium in Virginia in the United States, followed by “Yassin Iraq”, in which he said:
“In my view, the greatest achievement accomplished by the demonstrations is that it will establish a new political stage that differs radically from the previous political stage; The Iraqi citizen knew that he was able to change the ruler and the spoilers would not be able in the future. The events that have passed proved that the religious authority represented by the ayatollah Sayyid al-Sistani is compatible with the people’s rightful demands, and these results were not achieved without the presence of this high degree of cohesion.
Since the approval of the Council of Representatives on the first of December this year to resign the government of Abdul-Mahdi, several names have been circulated, two of which were rejected, Minister of Higher Education Qusay al-Suhail, and former Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Muhammad Shia’a Al-Sudani, while both the head of the National Intelligence Service Mustafa Al-Kazemi and former Minister of Communications Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi, the most satisfactory, especially between the ruling parties, according to the new equation, which is one of the demonstrators the general wing and the wing of the leader of the Sadrist movement Muqtada al-Sadr, the religious authority and then later and to a lesser degree the political blocs.
Mustafa Al-Kazemi is considered one of the most accepted personalities in the national political scene. After he assumed the security apparatus, he helped rebuild the capabilities of the security apparatus and in accelerating the liberation of Iraq from ISIS. He is known to be an acceptable, balanced personality far from local conflicts and has his acceptability in the region and assumed political and regional activities. Foreign during the phase of liberating Iraq from ISIS. ”
Parliamentarian Faik Sheikh Ali also presented his candidacy officially to Iraqi President Barham Salih, and in a new speech he demanded again that he take over. LINK
Don961: Al-Khaldi: 170 deputies presented “Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi” as a candidate for prime minister
Last updated: December 21, 2019 – 12:42 PM
Baghdad / Iraq News Network –
The head of the Bayraq al-Khair Parliamentary Bloc, Muhammad al-Khalidi, said today, Saturday, that 170 deputies have presented Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi to President of the Republic Barham Salih as a candidate to form the new government “in consultation with the demonstrators”, while stressing that these representatives represent a “bloc” Akbar ”in Parliament.
Al-Khalidi said in a press interview,“ The political forces gave names to the President of the Republic for the position of Prime Minister and were rejected by representatives of them, including deputies of the 170 representatives, ”stressing that“ the candidate who will not satisfy the street will not pass. ”He added , “Candidate Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi, who is supported by 170 representatives, is now in office
In Baghdad, he is not condemned, and there is no truth to what is said in this regard, ”noting that“ there was a dispute between former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki with Allawi and problems due to files and files were pushed against him and Allawi returned to Baghdad and cleared himself. ”
Muhammad al-Khalidi continued, “Our gathering met with a large number of demonstrators and the United Nations and 5 names were brought up, in coordination with the protesters’ coordination, the religious authority and the presidency of the republic. ”
He explained that“ what prevents us from offering these names is 5 sides, the first of whom are the demonstrators, the 170 representatives, then the political blocs. By taking their views, then the president of the republic and finally the religious authority. ”
The head of the Bayraq al-Khair bloc indicated that“ the president of the republic played a great role in the dialogue that took place, and a discussion was held with him with 5 names and the majority considered that Muhammad Allawi is the most acceptable and Barham Saleh is supportive of that, and we have A mechanism to collect supporters for his nomination. ”
Noting that “the rest of the nominated names are Lieutenant General Abdul-Ghani Al-Saadi, Abdul-Wahab Al-Saadi, former Governor of the Central Bank, Sinan Al-Shabibi, and Judge Rahim Al-Akili, all of whom accepted their candidacy.” LINK
McDan: (IMO Just having Dr. Shabibi name listed on the Possible name in The GOI ) I would think Maliki should be looking over His shoulder thinking. ( I should not have tried to arrest Shabibi ).
Moparman: It says in this article that Sinan Al-Shabibi accepted his candidacy. I say, Give it to Shabibi. I believe that not only will the citizens be happy, but the world will be too.
HBHockeydad: Hello all,….I thought they were supposed have the PM wrapped up on 12/15/2019. Maybe i didn’t hear correctly on last weeks youtube. If anyone can help me on this i would appreciate it. Thanks
Titus2mom4: IMO it got pushed out until tomorrow. The 22nd.
RNoble: Saleh appears to be waiting on the courts to decide largest bloc.. which could be the delay..!
Don961: Turkey, Qatar, Iran and Malaysia protect the “gold dinar”
02:44 – 21/12/2019
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said today, Saturday, that his country, Iran, Turkey and Qatar are considering carrying out commercial transactions between them with gold and the barter system.
The news agency “Reuters” Mahathir Muhammad confirmed that this possible measure comes as a form of protection against any possible future sanctions on these countries.
“I suggested that we return to discuss the idea of trade using the gold dinar and barter among us … We are looking into this matter seriously, and we hope that we can reach a mechanism to implement it,” he added.
At the end of the Islamic Summit hosted by his country, Mahathir praised Iran and Qatar for the consequences of economic boycotts, saying that it is important for the Islamic world to depend on itself to face any future threats.
The leaders of the countries that participated in the summit agreed on the need to conclude more transactions between their countries and trade in each other’s currencies.
The summit, which Riyadh ignored, faced criticism of undermining the role of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, based in Saudi Arabia, which represents 57 Muslim-majority countries. Malaysia said it had extended invitations to all OIC member states, but only 20 countries participated in the summit.
By the fourth and final day, no joint statement was issued by the summit, as major crises affecting Muslims, including Palestine, Kashmir, and Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, were expected to be discussed, and the detention of Muslim Uighurs in camps in Xinjiang, China. LINK
Cleitus: FYI…, the “gold dinar” is the ancient Islamic coin currency, usually minted in gold. I say usually because later, silver coins were added for trading!