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    Today, 11:01 AM
    GardaWorld, a global leader in comprehensive security and risk management, has made its weekly security report available to Iraq Business News readers. Prepared by GardaWorld’s Risk Analysis Team in Iraq, this essential report includes short- and medium-term outlooks on the security situation, reports and commentary on recent significant events, and a detailed overview of developments across the country. Please click here to download the latest report free of charge. For more information on how GardaWorld’s services can support your business in Iraq, please contact Daniel Matthews, Senior Director Iraq, at daniel.matthews@garda.com Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    Yesterday, 05:03 PM
    https://www.dailywire.com/news/24512/iraqi-prime-minister-weve-recaptured-all-territory-frank-camp?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=062316-news&utm_campaign=benshapiro Iraqi Prime Minister: We’ve Recaptured All Territory From ISIS By Frank Camp December 9, 2017 On Saturday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced that the nation’s security forces have overcome ISIS and taken back all the land the terrorist organization once occupied. During a televised speech, al-Abadi said in part: Today, our troops were able to purge islands of Nineveh and Anbar in full, and they (the forces) are now fully controlling the Iraqi-Syrian borders. These victories are not only for the Iraqis alone, though the Iraqis were themselves who achieved such victories with their sacrifices. But the victories are for all Arabs, Muslims and the world alike ... Honorable Iraqis, your land has been completely liberated. ... The flag of Iraq is flying high today over all Iraqi territory and at the farthest point on the border.
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    Yesterday, 06:55 AM
    Key Ministers and officials from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) alongside representatives of the private sector, civil society, labour unions, the international community, donors and development agencies convened at a high-level conference yesterday in Erbil on E-Governance and Public Service Centres. The Ministry of Interior of the KR-I organized the conference under the auspices of the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, H.E. Mr. Nechirvan Barzani,*and with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The conference examined progress on efforts of the Ministry of Interior to simplify citizens’ access to basic government administrative services,*such as*the e-visa and the new drivers’ licence renewal system,*through online electronic platforms that can be used also from the convenience of their homes. This comes under a project entitled E-Governance for Better Service Delivery that the Ministry launched in March 2017, with help from UNDP, aiming to improve the responsiveness, transparency, and accountability of its delivery of quality administrative services to the public. To that end, the project promotes the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), including computer-aided platforms that can also be accessed remotely through the internet. “The Ministry of Interior is committed to providing the quickest high-quality services to the citizens,”*emphasized the Minister of Interior, Mr. Kareem Sinjari. “This will not only save considerable time and money for the citizens and Ministry alike, but it will help address potential administrative and financial corruption as well.” Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    Yesterday, 06:55 AM
    By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.* The Iraqi parliament’s Committee on Women, Family and Childhood revealed Nov. 13 that there are organized criminals behind the work of some female minors in cafes and casinos. The committee said this phenomenon is no different from that of human trafficking. The next day, an Iraqi radio station reported the story of a 17-year-old girl who works at a nightclub in Baghdad. “I have to work because I need money” to support herself and her mother, she said. “The owner of the club raped me more than once.” She also said she is subjected to beatings almost daily. Another girl, however, told Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity that some cafes and nightclubs operate aboveboard and provide desperately needed employment opportunities for young women. “I managed to work at a relative’s because I needed money and the casino owner agreed to temporarily hire me for humanitarian reasons.” Regardless of the situation, in conservative societies such as Iraq’s, girls and women who work at casinos, nightclubs and even coffee shops are often frowned upon. Also, as women rarely get involved in this field of work, when they do it often draws media interest. One example is a woman from Nasiriyah who decided Jan. 20 to open a family coffee shop, the first of its kind in the south. The opening was widely covered by local media. Yet while this woman showed courage to embark on a nontraditional career path, other women have faced obstacles. On April 27, the Wasit Governorate Council voted by a majority to ban girls from working in cafes. Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    Yesterday, 06:55 AM
    This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of*Iraq Business News. Child labour is illegal in Iraq. But if there is death or disease in the family, minors are often forced to work. The authorities responsible for policing labour laws take a range of different attitudes to that. Just a few days after the beginning of the new school term in Baghdad and Mohammed Ali dropped out. He is 12. His father was killed in a bombing in the city a few months ago and now as the eldest of three sons he feels adult responsibility weighing heavily upon him. “I just had to search for a job, any job, in order to bring food to my brothers and to my mother who is taking care of them,” says Ali, who NIQASH met on the street. “I will never let her go out to search for a job as long as I am there for her.” Ali is sweating and he wears ragged clothing. He works as a porter and carries building materials, rocks and other heavy items around the city. He leaves home at sunrise and returns at sunset, eats just one meal a day that costs him about IQD1,000 (US$0.83) and gives the rest of his daily wages, IQD15,000 (around US$12) to his mother for housekeeping. He makes sure that his younger brothers are doing all right and he sleeps next to them in the same bed before getting up the next day to go out and do the same all over again. Ali is just one of many underage labourers in Iraq. The number of child workers has increased significantly since 2003. Last year the United Nations children’s’ agency, UNICEF, said that more than half a million Iraqi children are thought to be working rather than at school. A lot of those cases are due to violence or displacement, as in Ali’s situation. Iraq’s own Ministry of Planning has higher numbers, saying that about one in five children, aged mostly between five and 14, work to support their families and themselves. Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    Yesterday, 04:20 AM
    Hi James, We are in the same entry month and year of Investors Iraq. This has been a long, bumpy ride. I am trying to get some one at Warka to update my stocks but they haven't replied to my request. Is there a certain Iraqi time to send emails or is there a phrase that I need to include. Please get me some tips if you don't mind. If you feel better sending a private email response, that is great. Thank you for your help, James. Carter (aka dinar shore)
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    12-09-2017, 11:25 PM
    is anyone able to get account updates? if so what email address? THe last one i received was from 2013
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    12-09-2017, 11:16 PM
    12-09-2017 URGENT Iraq announces its withdrawal from Chapter VII The Foreign Ministry announced that the Security Council issued a decision to leave Iraq from Chapter VII. “After the series of diplomatic successes achieved by the Iraqi Foreign Ministry has culminated in the issuance of a resolution of the Security Council to exit Iraq from Chapter VII in the oil-for-food program after the Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmad Mahjoub said in a press statement Complete all obligations of the program “. “In continuation of the efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq to end the files of Iraq in the Security Council inherited from the era of the former regime and issued under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, this ministry worked through our representative in New York, The United Nations and other Member States for the adoption of resolution 2390 (2017), adopted unanimously by the Security Council on 8 December 2017, in which the Security Council concluded that the parties (Iraq and the United Nations) have fully implemented the measures imposed by Chapter VII under resolutions 1958 { 2010} and Resolution 2335 {2016} “. “The new resolution is an important step in the restoration of Iraq’s natural status and international standing, which confirms the end of Iraq’s obligations under Chapter VII on the oil-for-food program after it was implemented in full.”
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    12-09-2017, 09:52 PM
    France is looking to expand investment cooperation with Iraq At the employers' forum between the two countries Baghdad / Hussein Thugb The Iraqi-French Council of Employers examined the reality of the implementation of projects in Iraq, the possibility of technology transfer and the secret of industrialization to stimulate local production and enter into mutually beneficial partnerships. This came at the meeting of the two countries sponsored by the National Investment Commission and attended by the private and public sectors in both countries and the governors of Baghdad, Basra and Maysan. Chairman of the Investment Authority d. Sami Al-Araji said: "The convening of this Council is of particular importance because it will benefit the two countries, where the delegation is familiar with all investment opportunities, especially that it includes international companies have implemented major projects and today was signed memorandums of understanding with the provinces of Baghdad and Basra to implement the two metro projects, Transport in both governorates ". Job opportunities The head of the French side of the French-Iraqi Council of Employers, Arnoud Berlak, called for "expanding cooperation between the two countries, especially in the field of investment and this represents a later stage after reviewing the employment opportunities available in Iraq,"
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    12-09-2017, 05:00 PM
    actually, its up to the IMF, and no single person or country. $
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    12-09-2017, 01:31 PM
    After a lop it will be worth close to 1:1? Their M2 is still 88+ trillion. 3 zero lop with an ISX correction of 2 zeros. So 1k will be 10k shares worth 0.1, so 1k will turn into 100k over 30yrs(?) JMO Its funny some big time investor can't read some simple charts and tables
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    12-09-2017, 06:57 AM
    By the end of the third quarter of 2017, UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) was undertaking 1,208 projects in 23 cities across five governorates in Iraq. Over one quarter of the projects were being implemented in the city of Mosul, which was fully liberated in July 2017. The liberation of all of Mosul marked an important milestone in the battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), representing the biggest city to have been retaken by the Iraqi Security Forces as well as the most complex stabilization challenge to date. Mosul’s road to recovery has only begun, especially in West Mosul where the destruction is unprecedented. Access to all portions of the city on the western side remains a challenge in some parts, especially the Old City which was almost completely destroyed. The Funding Facility is working with the Government of Iraq to prioritize the response, focusing on restarting public services and setting the conditions for people to come home with dignity. In a dozen cities where FFS is cleared to work, many basic services are now functioning. From Ramadi and Fallujah to Tikrit and Qayara, returnees have much improved access to water, health, and electricity services. Schools are being reopened and university campuses are bustling with students. Whilst a colossal amount of work remains to be done, there is palpable progress being made. Nearly 900 projects completed or ongoing in FFS areas outside of Mosul are helping create the sense that there is momentum and the Government of Iraq is helping returnees. Governorates that have been liberated for over a year are beginning to transition from immediate stabilization to expanded stabilization priorities. In Anbar, Salah al-Din, and Diyala, expanded stabilization projects that were being designed and procured are increasingly being implemented. Twenty-four donors have contributed US$ 426,611,814 as of 30 September 2017, and approximately $300,000,000 in hard pledges are expected to be mobilized in the fourth quarter of 2017. This report provides an overview of all FFS activities underway during the third quarter, which encompasses 1 July – 30 September 2017. Highlights In Mosul, 350 projects are being implemented or developed, 250 schools were assessed, and water has been restored to 300,000 residents in East Mosul In the Ninewah Plains, 45 schools were completed or being rehabilitated. Work on the Hamdaniyah Hospital, the first Expanded Stabilization project in the Ninewah Plains, is underway Two major bridges in Anbar were reopened, and another five are being implemented Housing rehabilitation in Fallujah and Ramadi targeted over 6,000 homes Five segments of the Tikrit Teaching Hospital are complete; the rehabilitation of the main building will begin soon The full report can be downloaded here (7.6MB) (Source: UNDP) Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    12-09-2017, 06:57 AM
    By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.* It’s beginning to look like Iraq*won’t make it to the polls on time — again. Though*Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi just*announced Dec. 5 that parliamentary and local elections will be held even earlier*than scheduled —*on May 12 instead of May 15, to avoid a conflict with Ramadan —*several events may be coalescing to delay voting. The legislature is*still struggling with disputes over an election bill that must be approved by Dec. 15 if parliament members want to see its contents put into effect in time. At the same time, lawmakers are also busy hashing out a*budget bill. The current session is already in overtime; it was supposed to have ended Nov. 30. The Independent High Electoral Commission says it needs six months to prepare for elections based on any new laws. Otherwise, the current law will remain in effect.*The law as it*pertains to*legislative elections isn’t the main problem, since parliament agreed to abide by the*Sainte-Lague method of parliamentary*seat allocation. But there are disagreements over*local elections (provincial councils), especially regarding*the disputed Kirkuk province. Differences raised among the province’s Arab, Turkmen and Kurdish components would be difficult to settle in such a short time. Rahim al-Daraji, a member of parliament’s Legal Committee and a member of the parliamentary Shiite National Alliance bloc, told Al-Monitor, “The dispute over the elections in Kirkuk is the main obstacle. The province hasn’t witnessed elections since 2005, and several proposals have yet to be settled in the absence of a population census. These proposals include holding elections in the province based on the equation that Kurds, Turkmen and Arabs have 32% of the seats, while the remaining 4% of the seats are allocated to Christians for one round.” Daraji said the only option he sees now is*to extend the legislative term*until a new*electoral law is approved, and to postpone the elections*for weeks or even months. Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    12-09-2017, 06:57 AM
    This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of*Iraq Business News. Every day new anti-corruption cases are announced in Iraq’s new “war on corruption”. Yet they achieve virtually nothing. This may well be a war that nobody in Iraq can win. Last week the Iraqi prime minister, Haidar al-Abadi, said that now that the war against the extremist group known as the Islamic State had been won, that a new war should be fought – and this one would be against corruption. Last year the advocacy organisation Transparency International says that Iraq was the 166th most corrupt country in the world out of 176. And corruption of all kinds has been a problem in the country for decades. It’s almost a way of life here. So this will be far from an easy fight. In fact, it may prove to be more difficult than the fight against the Islamic State group. Iraqi politics functions according to a kind of unofficial sectarian quota system that was established after the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq that toppled Saddam Hussein’s regime. *In order to avoid sectarian infighting among politicians, US administrators thought it best to split the most important positions in Iraq’s new Parliament between the three major ethnic and sectarian groups in the country; that is, the Sunni Muslims, Shiite Muslims and Iraqi Kurdish. Over time though, many analysts believe this practice has come to hamper Iraqi democracy, with leaders being picked for their sect or ethnicity, rather than on merit. And the system is far more problematic than that. In reality, it is based on two further principles: How much power each appointment gives to the person who gets the job, and therefore how much money the appointment can generate. Every party in the Iraqi government today also has what is known as an “economics office”, a bureau tasked with raising funds for the political party using the government jobs held by the members themselves. According to insiders, who cannot be named for security reasons, these offices coordinate making deals and signing contracts behind the scenes so that investments and kickbacks are shared with the political party itself. Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    12-08-2017, 03:32 PM
    By John Lee. The Iraqi Ministry of Oil has denied reports that Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak discussed Russian oil companies’*operations in Iraqi Kurdistan with the Iraqi prime minister or oil minister during his trip to Iraq. Novak had been quoted as saying that Baghdad had no problems with Russian companies doing business with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Baghdad reasserted that while it welcomes foreign investment in the country, “oil is a sovereign resource and therefore all contracts … must be signed with the federal government and the Ministry of Oil.” (Sources: Reuters, Rudaw) Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    12-08-2017, 03:32 PM
    By John Lee. Saudi Arabian companies have signed 18 agreements with the Iraqi government to jointly develop several key projects in the energy sector. The statement from the Iraqi Oil Ministry gave little detail, but quotes the Saudi Minister of Energy Khalid Al-Falih as saying that Saudi companies are keen to develop relations with Iraq, adding that several important Saudi companies will open their branches in Iraq to “achieve more bilateral cooperation and expand the size of investments in the sectors of oil, gas, industry, importing, infrastructure and .” According to Reuters, both petrochemical giant Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) and Saudi Arabia’s Industrialization & Energy Services Co (TAQA) are planning to open offices in Iraq. (Sources: Iraqi Oil Ministry, Reuters) Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    12-08-2017, 03:32 PM
    This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of*Iraq Business News. Since the ill-fated Kurdish independence referendum, critics have been calling for the current government of the region to be replaced. But, as some critics say, nobody is serious about this prospect. The semi-autonomous northern region of Iraqi Kurdistan has had a rough few months. Since the region held the referendum on Kurdish independence, asking whether the zone should secede from the rest of the country, Iraqi Kurdistan has been under pressure from the federal authorities in Baghdad in many ways. As a result, there have been many calls for the dismissal of the current Iraqi Kurdish government and the appointment of a new one. On November 23, the opposition Change movement, also known as Goran, submitted a list of demands to the Kurdish authorities – the most significant of these was the proposal to form an interim government that would be in charge of affairs in Iraqi Kurdistan until the next elections. The Change movement had already asked the group of Islamic parties in Iraqi Kurdistan and a new party formed by prominent local politician, Barham Salih, to form a government with them for this reason. “In our last meeting with the delegation from the government we were told they were not in favour of this idea, but they didn’t reject the idea outright either,” Dana Abdulkarim, a senior member of the Change movement, told NIQASH. “They told us they would discuss the idea and inform us of any results.” However, Abdulkarim added, his party believes that the region’s most popular party, the Kurdistan Democratic Party, or KDP, is “stonewalling” the proposal. They don’t want change, he says. “But we will continue to demand an interim government be formed and we will launch a media campaign in this regard too.” Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    12-08-2017, 01:27 PM
    By Shelly Kittleson for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.* Flags of*Iran-backed*Asaib Ahl al-Haq*(League of the Righteous)*— with their distinctive arm thrusting a gun upward*over a green Iraq against a white background, a strip of red and a Quran below — fluttered at the checkpoint into Qaim, above*a dusty, barren wadi below. When Al-Monitor visited the area*Nov. 6, the checkpoint was manned by Asaib Ahl al-Haq fighters*and members of the fellow Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) militia*Kataib Hezbollah, also long backed by Iran*and a part of which continues to fight*on the Syrian side of the border alongside the Syrian regime. Referring to the capture*of the*Karableh and Saada*areas of Qaim*from the Islamic State (IS),*Col. Moussa Hamad al-Karbouly*told Al-Monitor*in Karableh,*“PMU fighters*from the south were the first to enter.” Karbouly leads the local Sunni PMU force,*Liwa Aaly al-Furat (Upper Euphrates Regiment).*Many local forces in the area have taken to using the terms “main PMU,” “southern PMU” and “Shiite PMU”*to distinguish among outside paramilitary groups and local fighters, who are often somewhat inappropriately referred to as “tribal forces.” Aaly al-Furat has members from several different*tribes and receives monthly salaries from the Baghdad government, as do other PMU factions. It does not answer to any tribal leader, although it does maintain good relations with the various sheikhs in the area. Anbar province is a predominantly Sunni region, and tribal traditions and links are strong. Aaly al-Furat has 500 men, who were trained by Danish Special Forces at the al-Asad air base farther east, also in Anbar, and equipped by the United States, Karbouly said.*Other local forces have received training from the international coalition as well, while many non-local PMU forces*have received support from Iran and Iranian advisers. Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    12-07-2017, 12:54 AM
    French company Alstom has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Iraqi government for the development of urban transport in Baghdad and Basra. The MoU was signed during the Franco-Iraqi government authorities meeting, in the presence of Dr.Sami Al Araji, Head of National Investment Commission (NIC) of Iraq and Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, French Secretary of State. The MoU covers two major projects. The first project is to implement a 20 km Elevated Train in Baghdad, with the supply of rolling stock, electromechanical systems, tracks, associated civil works. The light rail system would link Al-Mustansirya, AlShab, Al-Wazyria, Alsarafia AlEtafia bridge, Al-Khadumia, AlMuthana airport and Al-Alawi. The second project focuses on the development of the Metro System in Basra, which consists of two elevated lines of approximately 30km each, 15 stations and one depot for each line from North to South, from Zubair to Shat Alarab and from East to West, from Karma to the Desert. These projects would significantly contribute to the development of the country’s urban infrastructure and national economy. “We appreciate the opportunity to develop industrial cooperation with the Republic of Iraq, in order to better address the country’s needs for urban transportation. Alstom is ready to bring its innovative technologies and sees the signature of this MoU as a first step towards the development of a long-term partnership with Iraq”, said Bernard Peille, Managing Director of Alstom in Western & Central Asia. Alstom is already well established in the Middle East & Africa Region with more than 3,800 employees, 1,800 suppliers and present in more than 15 countries in the region with offices and joint-ventures in Algeria, Morocco, South Africa and Kazakhstan. (Source: Alstom) Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    12-07-2017, 12:54 AM
    The High Level Committee of the Iraqi Ministry of Defense and Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve has met in Baghdad to discuss the way forward for the coalition’s continued support of the Iraqi security forces. The committee’s chairman, Staff Lt. Gen. Waad Zainl Saleh, senior secretary to the Iraqi chief of defense, and Maj. Gen. Felix Gedney of the British army, the coalition’s deputy commander for strategy and support, led the discussions. The meeting prepared for the future transition of the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, from Iraq’s liberation to a consolidation of the hard-fought gains, coalition officials said in a statement. Committee members discussed the sacrifices of many Iraqis from all parts of the Iraqi security forces who have been lost in battle during the campaign to liberate ISIS-controlled areas of Iraq, officials said, and they also recognized the heavy toll that the people of Iraq have paid due to ISIS’ campaign of terror. Emphasizing Coalition’s Commitment Together with Canadian Brig. Gen. Steven Whelan, the task force’s director of training and equipping, Gedney emphasized the coalition’s commitment to work hand in hand with the Iraqi government into the future, the statement said. “During the past three years, the coalition of 70 nations and four partner organizations has been committed to building the so-called caliphate, liberating more than 4.5 million Iraqis and over 52,200 square kilometers of territory,” Gedney said. “In the process, he added, the coalition has trained more than 123,000 members of the Iraqi security forces, including 25,000 police officers. “We will continue to support our Iraqi partners in the battle against ISIS with training, equipment, advice and assistance,” Gedney said. “The next phase will focus on the provision of lasting security, while developing Iraqi sustainability and self-sufficiency.” (Source: US Dept of Defense) Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    12-07-2017, 12:54 AM
    A top Iranian energy official unveiled plans for a rise in natural gas exports to neighboring Iraq next year. In an interview with Tasnim on Saturday, Managing Director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) Hamid Reza Araqi said the country’s exports of natural gas to Iraq will increase during the spring and summer of 2018. Iran’s gas exports to Iraq, which now stand at 14 million cubic meters a day, are planned to reach the maximum capacity within three years, he added. On June 22, at the beginning of summer, Iran started to export natural gas to Iraq after years of negotiations and settlement of financial problems. Iran’s daily gas exports to Iraq are to reach 35 million cubic meters at the final stage. Tehran and Baghdad signed a deal on the exports of natural gas from the giant South Pars Gas Field in 2013. Under the deal, the Iranian gas is delivered to Sadr, Baghdad and al-Mansouryah power plants in Iraq through a 270-kilometer pipeline. (Source: Tasnim, under Creative Commons licence) Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    12-06-2017, 10:58 PM
    I wish I could, but I'm in the same boat with you on this one. :) ​$
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