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Samson: Al-Issawi: The deep state is the biggest mafia of corruption and its dominance can not be reduced
The leader of the National Wisdom Movement, Abbas al-Issawi, that "the deep state is the biggest mafia of corruption in Iraq."
"The deep state in Iraq is a considerable number of officials, ministers, agents and senior managers who got positions in the country after 2003, now they control the Iraqi money and the contractors and build a network of relationships that enabled them," al-Issawi said in a statement received by the agency. The money they have received from the purchase of the debts of the officials and all those who wish to see him from the matter and in ways that have been adapted to the law."
"I do not think there is a corruption-fighting institution capable of controlling and limiting their dominance over the state and the government, because there are circles, seminars, and money that have bought many of the decision-making joints in our country," he said. LINK
ThomasN: I think he knows what’s going on in DC!!!!!!
Cornhusker: It is not only in DC its world wide all Central Banks need to be shut down.
Replace employees and change to State Bank, USA inc.(Coming Soon end of fiscal year. IMO)let me clarify Central Banks are like the US Federal Reserve all controlled by deep state.
Samson: Washington threatens to include new Iraqi characters with US sanctions
22nd July, 2019
US President Donald Rumsfeld's adviser, Gabriel Samo, has threatened to include new Iraqi figures with US sanctions, while refusing to present evidence against the four men who have recently been sanctioned.
"The United States has included Ryan Chaldean on the list of US sanctions because he cut off the permission of one of the detainees and looted the homes of the displaced and seized land and sold them illegally, " Samo said in remarks carried by Al-Maaloumah.
He added that "America will present evidence and documents that condemn the four personalities in a timely manner," noting that" The Iraqi government or Chaldean recourse to the US judiciary to challenge the recent sanctions."
"The possibility of including new Iraqi personalities on the US sanctions list," Samo said, noting that "680 people have been affected by US sanctions so far." LINK
Realtormc: With so many Iraqi politicians loyal to Iran, and robbing the country blind it's no wonder they haven't changed the rate yet. I'm so glad seeing all these Iraqi's getting sanctioned by the US as well. Maybe we'll end up sanctioning the whole country and putting the IMF or World Bank in control of the CBI. Where is the new CBI gov??? I thought they were going to vote on that. Some facts and some IMO.
Samson: Parliament is moving to strip military leaders of their foreign nationality and prevent their travel
22nd July, 2019
The Security and Defense Committee in the House of Representatives on Monday revealed a parliamentary approach to the issuance of a resolution to strip military and security leaders of their foreign nationality and prevent their travel abroad without official action.
"The subject of nationality includes all the officials in the special grades, but the politician is a thing and the agent in the security services is something else," said Faleh al-Issawi, a member of the committee. "It is not logical for someone to be present in these bodies and to defend the security Country and economy and has a foreign nationality."
Al-Issawi added that "parliamentary mobility does not include officers of the army only, but all officials in sensitive grades in the government departments, and it is unacceptable that the officers have a foreign nationality," asserting that "Last week the issue was raised in parliament strongly, The army and in sensitive places security concerns the security of the state and have the nationalities of other countries and their families in other countries."
"We expect during the meetings of the House of Representatives to ask the commander-in-chief of the armed forces to provide the parliament with the names of officers who have other nationalities because it is a serious issue and touches the security of the country. The officer must abandon his second nationality or leave the post." LINK
Samson: Legal status indicates 17 suspicions of corruption in the work of the Central Bank
22nd July, 2019
The Iraqi Center for Legal Development (ICLD), Monday, revealed seventeen corruption suspicions that have plagued the work of the CBI over the past years.
The Center said in its report to the Supreme Council for the fight against corruption, that the previous investigations did not take place in an integrated manner, causing the door to keep corruption open to impact negatively on the Iraqi economy, noting that the previous investigations focused on the authenticity of invoices issued by banks and companies in form only , Pointing to the need to ensure the official authorities on the fact of the import of goods and goods amounts equal to the amounts of remittances and if it proves that will prove a complex crime of fraud and fraud and smuggling of funds and damage to the Iraqi economy.
The report pointed to the lack of verification of international banks that have been diverted amounts of remittances to them, and inquire about the fact of receipt of the relevant parties or to convert them again in favor of other accounts, whether in the same bank or other banks, and here will prove the crime of currency smuggling in a reliable manner,
The Central Bank has doubled the number of banks in Iraq to almost three times without a feasibility study to exceed the number of Iraqi banks Number of banks of the countries of Britain, the UAE, Jordan and Lebanon Which opened the door to new corruption, the sale and purchase of licenses establishment, calling for verification of the licenses of banking companies granted in the past three years, and verification of banks belonging to political or supported by it, which will reveal political corruption, concluding with the demand also verify the exaggeration in Building the Central Bank building to be built. LINK
Samson: Deputy reveals corruption suspicions worth $ 50 million
22nd July, 2019
The head of the alliance in the province of Diyala MP Burhan Mamouri, on Monday, there are suspicions of corruption in the contract processing trains DMU, indicating that the value of waste with public money up to (50) million dollars.
Al-Mamouri said in a statement received by the Supreme Council for Combating Corruption under an official letter to conduct an investigation into suspicions of corruption related to the contract for the processing of DMU trains No. 37 for the year 2012. He pointed out "the existence of waste of public money as a result of manipulation of the contract paragraphs worth Up to (50) million dollars. "
Al-Mamouri added that "on December 15, 2012, the contract was signed with the Chinese company DEC for $ 138 million. The cost of the contract was determined according to the required technical specifications." There is only one technical annex, Can only be changed if a spare order is organized."
Al-Mamouri explained that "there is no spare order for this contract. This was confirmed by the Contracts and Commercial Affairs Section No. 718 of 11/5/2016, which means that there is no change in any of the terms of the contract." Receipt under contract and technical annex".
"The Inspection Committee and the Receiving Committee must be examined and received under the attached technical annex to the contract, revealing the existence of substantial contractual irregularities that have led to the emergence of technical problems that can only be addressed by changing the designs entirely," Mamouri said.
He added that "the Chinese company does not recognize these violations and do not want to address them in coordination with the Iraqi cadres; because the recognition of these violations indicates the shortening of the two sides, indicating a difference in the quality of the main engine, the agreed of a certain quality and the contract implemented on a different quality difference in prices up To approximately (6) million dollars. "
Al-Mamouri added that "there is a difference in the main generator. It is supposed that the contractor according to the required specifications will be of the kind of (Cummins), the port of type (Caterpillar), and the difference between the two engines is (2) million dollars," adding: It was in the ridge (the main buk), and the difference amounts to (4) million dollars."
"The contract also included a difference in the number of tow engines.
The contractor is 144 American-origin towing engines, currently executing (96) tow engines of Chinese origin at a price difference of 17 million dollars." There is a difference in design The entire train, being designed to work on rail lines with American specifications or better than contrary to the contract in the work on the Iraqi lines." LINK
Samson: The judiciary demands lifting the immunity of MPs accused of corruption and expediting administrative investigation
22nd July, 2019
The head of the Supreme Judicial Council Judge Faik Zaidan, on Monday, the House of Representatives to lift the immunity of its members accused of corruption cases while taking executive duties, while stressing the cooperation between all organs in the field of integrity issues. The statement added that "the President of the Supreme Judicial Council stressed the provision of services to citizens and referral of simple cases to other investigative bodies to make room for the Commission of Integrity and the specialized judiciary to consider cases of corruption and devote only to important issues."
A statement issued by the Media Center of the Supreme Judicial Council received a copy of which "The President of the Supreme Judicial Council, Judge Faik Zaidan, met with the Chief Prosecutor General Mowaffaq al-Obeidi, the head of the judicial supervision, Judge Jassem Mohammed Abboud, and the Director General of the Investigation Department of the Integrity Commission Karim al-Ghazi "He said.
The statement added that "Judge Faik Zaidan discussed with the attendees the joint efforts between the Supreme Judicial Council and the Integrity Commission in the fight against corruption and identify the positive and negative aspects in this file and focus on the competence of the Commission on Integrity and the elimination of large corruption cases that caused clear negative effects on the national economy.
He pointed out that "the President of the Supreme Judicial Council appealed to all the sides to support the cooperation with the judiciary and the Integrity Commission to bring charges of corruption cases to the courts, including the Council of Representatives to lift the immunity of the deputies required to lift immunity from those accused of committing administrative corruption during their work in the executive field as well as ministries and agencies Not linked to the Ministry in the speed of completion of the administrative investigation required in cases that require it. "
At the same time, he called for "rapid response to questions of the Integrity and Judicial Commission in the event of inquiring about matters relating to cases before the courts." LINK
Samson: Parliamentary movements to question and dismiss the finance minister if he "continued breaking the law"
22nd July, 2019
A member of the Finance Committee Parliamentary Thamer Deiban, on Monday, that there are parliamentary movements to question the Minister of Finance after handing over amounts to the region contrary to the law, indicating that the Minister of Finance will be fired from his office in the event of insisting on the delivery of these amounts to the region, Oil stipulated in the Budget Law.
"The budget has obliged the region to hand over revenues of 250 thousand barrels to the company Sumo, but the provincial government did not comply with this and worked to breach the budget, and the Minister of Finance, Fuad Hussein, a major role in this breach," He said in a statement to / The Minister of Finance recorded a negative point because he transferred funds to Kurdistan without delivering oil imports to the company Sumo. "
He explained that "the Minister of Finance hosted in the Finance Committee of the parliamentary to clarify the subject of oil imports, in addition to hosting the concerned in the Ministry of Oil, where the Committee was handed an official letter from the Ministry confirms the non-delivery of the Territory any imports to this day," noting that " On the import of oil, and in the event that these amounts were not delivered by Erbil to Baghdad during the current budget, where there will be a serious pause when preparing the budget next year. "
He pointed out that the information received confirms that the Kurdistan Regional Government does not hand over the salaries of the employees of Kurdistan. The salaries have been distributed for a few months and have not been fully handed over.
The Kurdish people have been defeated, especially since the sums are given to the governors who must hand over their salaries to the employees.
Stressing that "there is a parliamentary move to question the Minister of Finance, and in the event of his insistence on the transfer of funds to the region will be questioned and dismissed from then." LINK
Don961: Iran "disappeared" billion euros earmarked for import
Economy | 09:33 - 21/07/2019
( Reuters) - A billion euros ($ 1.12 billion) earmarked for imports of medicines and commodities has "disappeared," the head of the office of Iranian President Hassan Rowhani said in a speech to ministers of industry, agriculture and public health.
Mahmoud Faisi, head of the office of the Iranian presidency, asked in the letter to explain what happened to the imports promised by those who received foreign currency at the government exchange rate, the Sunday Post reported on Sunday.
Due to the sharp devaluation of the Iranian currency in recent years, the government now allocates foreign currencies at cheaper exchange rates for importers of medicines, foodstuffs, raw materials and other commodities that are already approved.
These importers are obliged to purchase and transport goods previously approved to Iran.
The official exchange rate in Iran is 42,000 riyals against the dollar, but the market price is about 130,000 riyals against the dollar at the beginning of July, according to the Jerusalem Post.
The official price is aimed at protecting Iranian consumers from sharp jumps in prices because of US sanctions on Iran.
But Vaisy said about 849 million euros earmarked for the import of "commodities" and another $ 130 million earmarked for drugs, which were granted to companies, had "disappeared", according to the daily Al Sharq.
He accused 20 companies of not importing the goods they promised to bring to the country legally.
The head of the presidential office also sent the letter to the Central Bank of Iran and demanded legal action on the issue.
Health Minister Said Namaki has reportedly arrested a group of ministry officials for complicity in corruption plots involving the import of medicines and medical equipment, the Jerusalem Post said.
Some importers had received 2 million euros to import heart pumps, but they instead imported electric cables and fled the country, he said.
Earlier in July, Radio Farda reported that Iran had spent government funds earmarked for essential medical supplies on cigarette imports.
$ 170 million has been allocated from the government-subsidized currency to import tobacco, while another $ 16 million has been allocated for the import of cigarette paper, according to Deputy Health Minister Alireza Reissi.
The money was supposed to be spent on importing basic medical supplies, he said link