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Samson: Disclosure of Iraq's crude oil reserves
Iraq's oil reserves stood at 147 billion barrels, BP said on Saturday.
The company said in its statistical review of the global energy sector for 2019, Iraq's crude oil reserves record 147 billion barrels to replace Iraq in the fifth place in the world.
Venezuela topped the list with a reserve of 303 billion barrels and Saudi Arabia second with 297 billion barrels. Canada, according to estimates of the company, ranked third with reserves of 168 billion barrels, and Iran 156 billion. LINK
Samson: 3 reasons to invest in #Baghdad:
- it’s Iraq’s largest city, and the second largest in the Arab world
- it’s a vibrant metropolis, with a strategic location and a talented young population
- a business-friendly environment driven by the @Iraqigovt economic reforms.
Government of Iraq - (@IraqiGovt) June 14, 2019
Samson: Iraq decides to grant visas to US investors directly
15th June, 2019
Iraq has decided to grant visas to American investors directly through a special office at Baghdad International Airport to facilitate visits by the National Investment Commission to US investors, the US Trade Representative Office said on Saturday .
"The second session of the US-Iraq Trade and Investment Board was held in Washington, DC, which was established under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement signed between the two countries in 2005, headed by the Iraqi Minister of Trade, Mohammed Hashim Al-Ani," the US Trade Representative's Office said in a statement. And US Deputy Trade Representative Jeffrey Grich."
During the meeting, Iraq and the United States discussed a range of bilateral trade and investment issues and further integration of Iraq. In the global economy and look for ways to promote greater mutual market access, thereby creating jobs and attracting investment to both countries."
The United States expressed its support for Iraq's decision to "re-join the World Trade Organization and carry out local reforms necessary to comply with WTO commitments and tariff liberalization and trade in services.
The United States also expressed its support for Iraq's decision to accept tax declarations prepared in accordance with international financial standards."
"Iraq has assured the United States that it will issue 12-month visas to US citizens and facilitate visits by the National Investment Commission to US investors by granting multiple visas for six months through a special visa office located at the airport," the statement said.
"To improve access to bilateral and reciprocal markets, the United States raised the issue of reducing unnecessary documentation requirements and using international standards.
The United States also encouraged Iraq to reduce the tariff of poultry, while Iraq and the United States also discussed imports of rice and wheat and transparency of the process of grain tenders in Iraq under two memorandums of understanding, and Iraq has partnered with the United States in a memorandum of understanding to increase purchases of medicines and medical equipment and equipment. LINK
S41755k: Re-join the WTO!!!!!!!!!!!! as in we-be-back international world!!
Don961: America is threatening Iraq .. Things are clear now no more defense of Iran
Friday 14 June 2019
Baghdad - Writings
A communication puts Iraq in the embarrassment of the last moments .. A clear message of threat from the United States of America to Baghdad .. Iran accused and standing next to you is not in your favor do not talk about calm ..
A message received by Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Friday June 14, 2019, from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a telephone call to face the fait accompli at a time when the highest head in the United States - President Donald Trump - the responsibility of Iran for the targeting of oil tankers in the Sea of Oman.
Pompeo explained to Abdul Mahdi that Iraq must stand in the face of global terrorism practiced by Iran and not continue to defend or stand with it in one trench; so as not to put Iraq in the range of US sanctions.
It is noteworthy that Abdul-Mahdi tried to discreetly hint at the strength of relations between Baghdad and Tehran, demanding transparent investigations to find out the fact of the targeted tankers.
During the call, the Iraqi prime minister also stressed to the US Secretary of State the position of Iraq on the current crisis between Washington and Tehran and its efforts to achieve calm and protect the interests of the peoples and countries of the region.
Abdul Mahdi also said that he is working for the interests and security of the countries of the region and Europe and the world, asking for more time to calm, which responded to the US minister that the most important that Iraq maintains its stability at this delicate stage. link
Don961: A deputy for Diyala warns of the loss of Iraq funds donated by donor countries estimated at 213 million dollars
Baghdad today - Baghdad
Diyala MP Ahmad Mazhar al-Karawi warned on Saturday, June 15, 2019, of Iraq's loss of donor funds estimated at 213 million dollars.
Al-Karawi said in a statement received by Baghdad today that "in short, Iraq may lose (213) million dollars, equivalent to more than (253) billion and (470) million," noting that "it represents financial grants from (27) These funds were allocated to support service projects and programs in the liberated areas affected by terrorism, because the central government has not yet transferred 46 billion dinars, which is the size of its contribution to international activities and assistance, although the amount of transfer is included in the table of paragraph (70) 2019) in the budget.
He added that "donor countries can not provide money to Iraq without Iraq's commitment to international treaties in the file of the provision of financial contributions and therefore the biggest loser is what is happening areas liberated, and affected by terrorism, for example the project of Lake Hamrin, which is one of the strategic ways in Diyala being A land corridor for more than a quarter of a million people will be funded by the state funds and the failure of Iraq's payment of financial benefits will lead to delay completion of the project and the most affected is the citizen.
"We asked the prime minister what are the reasons behind the delay in paying Iraq's dues, despite the importance of the issue, which will give a signal to the donor countries to make financial pledges to support Iraq and liberated areas affected by terrorism." link
Samson: The corruption of the Central Bank and the money smuggled
15th June, 2019
The adviser of the Center for Strategic Studies, Ghazi Faisal, recalled the suspicions of corruption in the work of the Central Bank and the money smuggled out of it.
Faisal said in a statement to the "News", "The President of the National Congress, Ahmed Chalabi before his death, revealed many facts about the smuggling of funds through the Central Bank, and revealed that the bank, wasted $ 320 billion could have been a very important reserve of the economy Iraqi".
He explained that "a member of the Integrity Committee in Parliament, Adel Nuri, revealed in an official report, that during the period of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, spent 600 billion dollars without receipts and this is not in any country in the world," noting that "no one knows Where did these 600 billion dollars go? "
He pointed out that "the former central bank governor Sinan Shabibi, revealed corruption in the bank through the smuggling of 800 billion dollars in specific years, even if these billions spent on building Iraq, Iraq would be one of the best in the world."
With regard to the subject of contracts, Faisal said, "220 billion dollars, spent on fictitious contracts and companies and banks for more than 90 thousand imaginary projects." LINK
Moparman: It is time to take down the corrupt, it is time to take down the thief's, it is time to take down Maliki.
Samson: Expert: There are cases of great manipulation in the work of banks
15th June, 2019
The legal expert Ali al-Tamimi, on Saturday, that the absence of legal deterrent contributes to the recurrence of financial violations, noting that there are cases of manipulation of the work of some banks.
Tamimi said in an interview with "News", that "one of the most dangerous things facing the economy of the country is financial attrition," noting that "the absence of legal deterrent contributes to the recurrence of financial violations."
Tamimi pointed out, "the existence of cases of large manipulation in the work of some banks, which lost investor confidence in them."
Al-Tamimi added that "Iraq does not have guarantees to encourage investment in the country and therefore we see a great reluctance of investors to come and not to risk capital." LINK