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Monday, October 21, 2019

MARKZ VIDEO, 21 OCT


RAYREN98 UPDATE, 21 OCT

RayRen98    
EXCHANGE LOCATION CENTERS DON'T EXPECT TO BE STAFFED UNTIL MONDAY...SO RELAX OR PARTY HEARTY, IT'S YOUR CHOICE.  HINT: BE PREPARED TO NEGOTIATE "ANY" RATE THAT IS ON THE SCREEN AT EXCHANGE TIME ...JUS SAYIN'.

DINARLAND HIGHLIGHTS, 21 OCT

RayRen98 (TNT)

EXCHANGE LOCATION CENTERS DON'T EXPECT TO BE STAFFED UNTIL MONDAY...SO RELAX OR PARTY HEARTY, IT'S YOUR CHOICE. HINT: BE PREPARED TO NEGOTIATE "ANY" RATE THAT IS ON THE SCREEN AT EXCHANGE TIME ...JUS SAYIN'.
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Francis Albert

Some believe that Iraq is Sovereign and the GOI and CBI can do what they wish. This is just a short paragraph from Sadr's Friday address to the mosques.

“...They all know that they have surrendered to those outside the border and that they will not be able to make any decision without their consent,”
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larrykn

Article:
"Sadr urges protesters to take back to streets on Friday"

The demonstrators might be the key to what we want to see...the pressure is on now...what Sadr says will come to be most of the time, so lets see what happens.
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Frank26 (KTFA)

Article quote:
"Together with my delegation, I met today in #Washington with @FeridBelhaj , @WorldBank VP- ME and NA and his team. We discussed the various projects the WB is undertaking in #Iraq & agreed to adapt new methodologies to expedite implementation."



"EXPEDITE IMPLEMENTATION" ...FUAD/IMF/WB/UST/WDC...
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Sergio

Hello everyone. I have a UN update. I just got off the phone with the person who heads the communication with IRAQ. Call went like this...i have a question on Iraq Chapter 7 and their currency.

...I said i wanted to know if Iraq has to come out of chapter 7 before they can have a tradable Currency? He said NO!! i then told him i was told from a person in the UN before that they would have to come out of Chapter 7 he said the person gave me the wrong answer...

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Oct. 21, 2019

Judy Note: No one knew the exact date of the RV because it was believed that it had not yet been decided. Intel from three unrelated, though very respected sources pointed toward the reset occurring after certain indictments had been served, perhaps by Thurs. Oct. 24 – a date that was flexible depending on unfolding events.

MarkZ: We would be well on our way during the month of Oct. Zurich and South Africa were still saying any moment. Iraq would go within the next week if the US had not by then.

Phillip Tilton: China was tired of the hype and was moving all from Reno to Hong Kong where there would likely be a quicker RV because no politics would be involved.

A. Events of Last week:

Wed. Oct. 16 2019 Able Danger: Keep in mind Pelosi comes out of one of the four crime families who run the Democratic state of California.

Thurs. Oct. 17 2019: The US Inc./Federal Reserve/Central Bank Cabal lost control of the US and Global Monetary Systems, thereby forcing the Federal Reserve and IRS to close their doors. Unable to call a vote on impeachment because there were not enough votes, Nancy Pelosi had signaled in her dress and actions that a “Green Light” pointed toward Oct. 17. Also on Oct. 17 many significances pointed toward JFK Jr. being announced at the Trump Rally in Dallas that day, but at least one man (it was rumored two) with a gun and vest was arrested trying to go into the rally. President Trump was 45 min. late in beginning his speech.

Sat. Oct. 19 2019: Thousands of elite US Marine troops were ordered to be activated on 19 October for a “National Emergency”

Also on Oct. 19 it was reported that in the prior week thousands of children had been rescued with perpetrators killed and arrested in raids on China Lake Naval Base in California and a takedown of a major child porn site on the Dark Web that involved multiple countries. The rescues and arrests were a result of highly coordinated efforts of the Pentagon, Interpol and legal entities across the globe.

Oct. 19 4:01 pm EDT Brad Parscale: We have it all. The last nail is in. It’s official @Hillary Clinton’s Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.

Also by Sat. Oct. 19 for over a week intel had been nonexistent, though we received hints from EyeTheSpy on Sat. Oct. 19: https://twitter.com/TrueEyeTheSpy

Enjoy The Show

Don’t get lost along the way, Patriots. Timing is Everything.

(Picture of a watch showing a time of 4:49)

Worth remembering

Retweet from Sept. 28 2019: https://twitter.com/TrueEyeTheSpy/status/1178097395554500608 …

You knew the day would come soon, @BillClinton. What you kept silent, what you did; what you allowed, was reprehensible. - There is always a price to pay. - Advice: Say your goodbyes soon. - Your days have been numbered by those at the top. - Daylight dims on the shallow grave.

The month is not over yet, @DevinNunes. - There is a specific play still in motion. - Wait for the drop.

Remember: - Blunt & Direct. - Do not get lost in the dark, fellow Patriots. - This game is for ALL the marbles. https://twitter.com/TrueEyeTheSpy/status/1144611191479767041 …

Tightly knit & terrified, the thieves gather themselves round in the dark, backs to each otherEmbed Tweet, staving off the dawn. Yet it is to no avail, for within their ranks there sits a betrayer; a Judas of merit who gave them up; who spilled their secrets, who soon spills their blood.

What is, through carefully placed back channels; being forced into the Light, will expose far more than just @JustinTrudeau's predilection for the underaged. - Remember the Bronfmans & NXIVM? How about Pierre T. & Hollywood? The rabbit hole spirals into the dark. Hold on Tight! https://twitter.com/TrueEyeTheSpy/status/1103772535563390979 …

All over the news being labeled as "fake news" by the MSM. - This news is not fake. - Shortly, @JustinTrudeau, that much will be proven beyond doubt. - Not one of you will survive this Storm. Promises Made. Promises Kept. (Note, I told you in March.)

Oct. 20 11:19 pm EDT The Collective Q:

315 day is 11-11-2018. Read all Q Posts. Nothing can stop what is coming…for a time such as this.

B. International Child Exploitation and Sex Trafficking:

Judy Note: From a very young age the subject of my book “Twenty Two Faces” Jenny Hill, was raped and tortured into multiplicity by a Satanic coven under direction of a CIA Operative Mind Control expert known as Dr. Green.

Green was one of many Nazi criminals who what was later known as the CIA, imported out of Nazi Germany through help of an underground railroad run by the Vatican. These horrific Nazis infiltrated colleges, universities and hospitals across the US, Canada and Australia where they performed horrendous experiments on innocent children. This worship of Satan involved inviting evil spirits and Satanic powers into their bodies and those of their innocent victims through rape, torture and being made to view human sacrifice for the CIA Mind Control Program, MKULTRA.

Barely surviving to the tender age of six with fractured thinking patterns caused by her severe abuse, Jenny was again raped and tortured, forced to witness a Child Sacrifice and save for divine intervention, was almost killed herself – an unfortunately common occurrence for thousands of children across the globe born to Satanic-worshipping political and global elite parents who were into Dr. Green’s CIA Mind Control Program.

Since the end of World War II, this horrendous exploitation of innocent children has been run by CIA - US Inc - British Crown - Vatican international Child Sex Exploitation, Human Trafficking, Drug and Gun running Rings. Known as the Cabal, they had control of the US and World Monetary System that was funded out of US Taxpayer dollars by way of a CIA Black Budget run through the Central Banking System, with their nefarious activities enforced by various mafias.

These inhuman global and political elites used billions of dollars out of their secret accounts at the Vatican Bank and addiction to Pedophilia and Satanic Child Sacrifice rites to blackmail politicians and influence political arenas in order to gain power for their own monetary gain – the very reason behind the over 125,000 indictments on these elites filed in federal courts across the nation since Trump took office that were about to be served.

Thank goodness for President Trump Q+, Q, QAnon, the White Hats, Pentagon officials and unknown others who have worked so hard over many years in preparation for the events of the upcoming weeks of Red October.

Jenny’s testimony: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F626Lsrdwg4

WARNING: It is up to all of us to safeguard our children and teens. The month of October was especially busy for those who worshipped Satan. The successful kidnapping of children and teens for the purpose of pedophilia, rape and child sacrifice was a ticket of honor for lower echelon members of Satanic worshippers, allowing them entrance into dark activities of the upper-level Satanic Covens.

C. Predicted Global Currency Reset – Restored Republic Events:

Thurs. Oct. 24 2019: Intel from two unrelated, though very respected sources was that the RV would go after Mass Arrests began, perhaps by Thurs. Oct. 24.



Fri. Oct. 25 2019: According to Q, big events would be exposed, and added pictures of pizza and popcorn – thought to mean the exposure of Pizzagate perpetrators: Clinton and the Cabal’s worship of Satan through Pedophilia, Child Sacrifice, Sex Trafficking and Exploitation that went all the way from US Inc, through the Queen of England to the Vatican, and then out to Central Bankers across the globe.

Tues. – Wed. Oct. 29-30: The first Q drop on 28 Oct. 2017 indicated that Cabal Head Witch Hillary Clinton would be arrested Oct. 29 or 30 – right before Halloween. This High Holy Satanic Holiday was considered Satan’s Birthday according to the Occult Calendar of Demonic Holidays (pulled together in the late 1980s by a professional organization of therapists of Satanic Ritual Abuse Survivors). This All Hallows Eve was celebrated Oct. 29 to Nov. 1 through kidnapping and the torture of children in Pedophilia Parties that lead to Child Sacrifices.

Thurs. Oct. 31 2019: The Justice Department Inspector General's report on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Abuses (FISA Abuse) would be released by the end of Oct., if not before. The report was said to be as thick as a phone book and contain charges against 80% of Congress. Dramatic changes and reforms within the US government were expected to take place thereafter.

Thurs. Oct. 31 2019 was also the Brexit deadline in the UK. At the end of what was referred to as Red October, the IMF was expected to make a Global Gold Treaty announcement that called on all countries including the US, to use the Gold Standard. Currencies of 209 nations of the BRICS Alliance would eventually revalue their currencies and complete the move to a gold-backed Global Monetary System.

Fri. Nov. 1 2019: Q reported big events would be happening, though didn’t reveal what.

Sun. Nov. 3 2019: When the reset happened (expected around Thurs. Oct. 24), we would have 10 days to make Zim appointments, or by around Sun. Nov. 3.

Tues. Nov. 12: New date for Tier 5, or the general public, to begin exchanges.

Mon. Dec. 9 2019: When the reset happened (expected around Thurs. Oct. 24), we would have 45 days to exchange, or until around Mon. Dec. 9.

Jan. 1 2020: A National Retail Sales Tax Code would become effective, replacing the bankrupt Federal Reserve and IRS tax system. A 17% tax was expected to be levied on new items only, with no tax on earnings, food or medicine. On July 3 2019 President Trump signed an Executive Order, content unknown, covering tax laws until Jan. 1 2020.

March 2020: Arrests of anti-constitution/NWO/Cabal/against President Trump would be expected to wrap up by March 2020, while also in March 2020 the Second Basket of currencies would likely revalue.

Mon. April 6 2020 – or 180 days after the reset – activation of GESARA/NESARA (Some believed April 6 was Jesus Christ’s date of birth).

End of the year 2024: Restoration of the US Republic completion was planned for the end of President Trump’s second term in 2024.

D. On the 800#s:

As of Oct. 9 2019 the 800#s were in place and operational. Each country and region has been assigned certain 800#s. The US Treasury and the banks would be emailing Zim holders an 800#. Call the 800# for your region or bank, tell them the bank you wanted to exchange with (Zim holders would need to redeem with either HSBC or Wells Fargo unless your bank had made special arrangements to redeem Zim. HSBC ran the Exchange Centers and would have representatives there). They would then transfer your call to the proper Exchange Center to talk to a live person and make your appointment.

WARNING: When you call an 800# DO NOT give out the serial numbers of your currency or bonds, nor how much you had. The only things the person or computer on the other end of the line would need to know was the bank and zip code where you wanted to exchange and what you had (Zim, Dinar, Dong, etc.) so you could be directed to a Redemption Center in the proper area to speak to a live person and make your appointment.

Important information on how to exchange and redeem for participants worldwide would be on certain websites authorized to publish the 800#s so you could have a firm grip on appointment strategy prior to going in.

If you obtained your appointment through an 800# you would automatically receive the Contract Rates (with the exception of Zim holders, whose bonds were worth so much that Contract Rates were saved for others).

The 800# appointments for Zim redemption and special Contract Rates would only be available for a short period of time – said to be to around Nov. 15. After that you would need to exchange at a regular bank at a rate appearing on the Forex at the time, plus make special arrangements to redeem your Zim.

E. Make sure any 800# you received through phone, email or otherwise was also present on these approved Twitter Accounts and Websites:

Dinares Gurus: https://dinaresgurus.blogspot.com/
Dinar Chronicles: http://www.dinarchronicles.com/tetelestai.html
Dinar Recaps: https://www.dinarrecaps.com/our-blog
MarkZ Calls: https://www.twitch.tv/theoriginalmarkz
MarkZ website: theoriginalmarkz.com
MarkZ Twitter: m.twitter.com/originalmarkz
Bruce: bigcalluniverse.com https://www.iqdcalls.com/The_Big_Call.html
TNT Tony: https://twitter.com/the_tnt_team

UN UPDATE BY SERGIO, 21 OCT

Sergio   Hello everyone. I have a UN update. I just got off the phone with the person who heads the communication with IRAQ. Call went like this. Hello a lady answered the phone, hello my name is seck and i have a question on Iraq Chapter 7 and their currency. 

She then asked me what organization i was calling from? I said i was a private individual who is looking for some information. She said we do not answer questions to private person, she then paused and said hold on let me see if i can get the person to help you, i thanked her for the help she was giving me, she came back on the line as asked if i could hold on he was on a call with someone from Iraq. i said yes i will hold. 

then with in mins a man came on and asked was i such in such a persons name who had emailed him on the 8 th i said i have emailed 4 times in the past month LOL told him my name he said wrong person lol anyway he ask what can i do for you. 

I said i wanted to know if Iraq has t come out of chapter 7 before the can have a tradable Currency? He said NO!! i then told him i was told from a person in the UN before that they would have to come out of Chapter 7 he said the person gave me the wrong answer and he will email me with docs that pertain to iraq and what ever else he could give me, I said thank you for all you help he then gave me his email address, said goodbye . 

The only reason i did a play by play is because i always do as per any contact i have with the Banks WTO IMF and UN . will will post his email docs as soon as he sends them to me.

Sergio   Dear Sergio, Good to speak with you briefly yesterday over the phone. Concerning your query regarding Iraqi dinars, I wanted to direct your attention to paragraphs 1 and 3 (below) of SC resolution 1956 (2010), attached for ease of reference.

Can you provide me with further information as to the background of your query?

Best Regards, David

1. Decides to terminate, on 30 June 2011, the arrangements established in paragraph 20 of resolution 1483 (2003) for depositing into the Development Fund for Iraq proceeds from export sales of petroleum, petroleum products and natural gas and the arrangements referred to in paragraph 12 of resolution 1483 (2003) and paragraph 24 of resolution 1546 (2004) for the monitoring of the Development Fund for Iraq by the International Advisory and Monitoring Board and further decides that, subject to the exception provided for in paragraph 27 of resolution 1546 (2004), the provisions of paragraph 22 of resolution 1483 (2003) shall continue to apply until that date, including with respect to funds and financial assets and economic resources described in paragraph 23 of that resolution;

3. Decides that after 30 June 2011, the requirement established in paragraph 20 of UNSCR 1483 (2003) that all proceeds from export sales of petroleum, petroleum products and natural gas from Iraq be deposited into the Development

Fund for Iraq shall no longer apply, and affirms that the requirement established in paragraph 21 of UNSCR 1483 (2003) that 5 percent of the proceeds from all export sales of petroleum, petroleum products and natural gas shall be deposited into the compensation fund established in accordance with resolution 687 (1991), and subsequent resolutions, shall continue to apply, 

and further decides that 5 percent of the value of any non-monetary payments of petroleum, petroleum products and natural gas made to service providers shall be deposited into the compensation fund,and that unless the Government of Iraq and the governing country

Sergio   My Conversation with the WTO :  Hello all, Sorry i was not able to record my conversation with the WTO the person said they would not be able to do that.  I was able to ask some questions on Iraq . 

1 Question: Does the WTO have anything to do with the exchange rate of Iraq?

Answer: No the WTO facilitates the trade of goods and services between countries. 

2 Question: What is the hold up of Iraq becoming a full member of the WTO? 

Answer: hold on let me check on what Iraq stats. ( put on hold ) back The stats on Iraq is that they still have not provided a service and goods assessment. 

3 Question : Do you know anything that if Iraq becomes a full member of the WTO that Iraq's exchange rate would go up. 

Answer: I can not say with any type of authority or knowledge that that will happen, our main position as i said before is to facilitate Trade. I then said thank you for you time and it was most helpful.  

  Baxter   thx Sergio   interesting

Sergio   Current Economic Conditions

Along with all those critical situations in the country the economic condition of Iraq is improving with the every passing day. Some massive investments have been seen for the last 6 years in the country. 

The Iraq is now free from international sanctions imposed by United Nation. After free from chapter 7 sanctions 7, Iraq has authority to do any kind of business with the any other country. 

Oil is the backbone of Iraq economy. Now the country is free to sign any contract with the any other country to search or export their crude oil anywhere in the world. Large number of oil exploring companies is operating in the country in the different areas to find the new oil fields.

Sergio   Special Authorities to Governor to Sign any Contract

There was a time when making investment in Iraq was more than a tough job. You had to fulfill too many requirements and legal formalities to open a new business in the country. 

But now the situation is completely different. The government of Iraq has given special authorities to the governor of the province to sign any oil and other business contracts without prior permission of the government. 

All of these soft conditions are to ensure the foreign investment in the country. These special authorities have attracted many of the international investors to the country to make heavy investments in different sectors of the country. 

The cottage industry of Iraq is also improving with the heavy investments in the domestic industry of Iraq. This is one of the biggest point and addition in the latest Iraq news that cottage industry of the country is also improving very fast.

Sergio   Revaluation of Iraqi Dinar

People have made heavy investments in the Iraqi dinar with the expectations that it will be revalued in the near future and they will be billionaire. The investors in Iraqi dinar include not only common people but the retired army officers of Iraq war. 

They believe that Iraqi dinar will be revalued in the next few years and they will earn more than anyone else in the world. The best example of Iraqi dinar revaluation is the Kuwaiti Dinar revaluation that occurred in 1990 and people who invested in the Kuwaiti dinar became billionaire over night. 

Many of the international banks are also interested in Iraqi dinar purchase and they are the big investors of Iraqi dinar as well. The Noor Al Maliki administration was major hurdle in the revaluation of Iraqi dinar because of dispute with Kurdistan.

Kurdistan has major role in the revaluation of Iraqi dinar and its resolution to pass. The supreme leader of Iraq has taken action against Noor Al Maliki and the government was dissolved. Now new administration is now in the power and they are taking initial steps to complete revaluation process. 

This can be very big and latest Iraq news. People are waiting for the completion of this procedure for revaluation of Iraqi dinar in next few months. The dinar gurus believe that revaluation of Iraqi dinar will surely occur at the end of 2016. We must have to wait if we have some dinar to be billionaire in the next few months.

Sergio   http://www.financialprospect.com/world/revaluation-of-iraqi-dinar-is-the-center-of-latest-iraq-news-23548.html 

Sergio   These are just a few of the docs that i have

Baxter   Sergio i wonder when that revaluation of the iraqi dinar was written

Baxter   the Kuwaiti DInar... IMO... never revalued... I have never seen anything about it... it was reinstated to what it was before the war..

Sergio   That was in Feb 2016

Baxter   ok.. thx

Wilder   Sergio that link took me to domainmarket.com 

Sergio   Wilder A lot Of the Links over the years have been changed from rhose days

Wilder   K. Thanks



Sergio   IMF Managing Director Approves a Staff-Monitored Program for Iraq

Press Release No. 16/04   January 12, 2016   

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a Staff-Monitored Program (SMP) 1for Iraq covering the period of November 2015-December, 2016, on which the authorities and staff had reached ad-referendum agreement in November 2015 (see Press Release No. 15/509).

Iraq is facing a double shock arising from ISIS attacks and the sharp drop in global oil prices. The conflict is hurting the non-oil economy through destruction of infrastructure and assets, disruptions in trade, and deterioration of investor confidence. 

The impact of the oil price decline—already felt in 2014—intensified in 2015, affecting the budget, the external sector, and medium-term growth potential. The authorities are responding to the crisis with a mix of fiscal adjustment and financing.

To help address the present and urgent balance of payments and budget needs triggered by the ISIS attacks and the collapse in oil prices, the authorities have also requested an SMP to establish a track record of policy credibility to pave the way to a possible Fund financing arrangement. 

Under the SMP, the authorities will implement fiscal consolidation that will contain public expenditure in line with available revenue and financing, and aim to reduce the non-oil primary deficit by US$20 billion or 12 percent of non-oil GDP between 2013 and 2016. 

Under the SMP, agreement has also been reached on measures to strengthen public financial management, anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT), and financial sector stability.

The IMF has assisted Iraq in strengthening economic institutions and in providing advice to the government on economic policies and reforms for more than a decade. IMF staff will work closely with the authorities to monitor progress in the implementation of their economic program. In addition, the IMF will continue to provide technical as

Sergio   The Email from David Briggs is the most Important. I had said to Sam I am i would bring some info over here for them to look at.

Baxter   he was here earlier   maybe he will be back  im sure he will see it

Sergio   World Bank calls on the Iraqi Government to change the policy of the Central Bank

14-05-2014   The World Bank warned the Iraqi Government against the monetary policy currently pursued by the Central Bank of Iraq. 

The World Bank demanded in a letter addressed to the Government of Iraq to put pressure on the management of the Central Bank of Iraq to change its policy and without a deal, the Central Bank's current policy would lead to the collapse of Iraq's economy, where the Bank has no internal or external policy challenges.

http://www.microsofttranslator.com/bv.aspx?from=&to=en&a=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.albayyna-new.com%2Fnews.php%3Faction%3Dview%26id%3D30607 

Sergio   from just a few weeks ago for cross reference....

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) MP, Baha al-Araji, of al-Ahrar bloc stated that the World Bank warned the Iraqi government from interfering in the performance of the Central Bank of Iraq.

3/25/2014

He stated in a press statement received by IraqiNews.com “We were warned from the collapse of the economic and financial fields in Iraq due to the interference in the performance of the CBI.”

“The World Bank held a meeting in Amman in presence of the representatives of Iraq and warned the Iraqi government from the interference in the performance of the CBI other wise, Iraq will be listed within the black list and this reminds us of the sanctions imposed on the former regime,” he concluded.

http://www.ninanews.com/English/News_Details.asp?ar95_VQ=HDHFEF 

LINK

Sergio   This is the last one ill post for the night, But its a Good one

Sergio   Background

Employment History:  Member, Ministry of Finance Iraqi Currency Exchange Team

CPA Member, Ministry of Finance Iraqi Currency Exchange Team

The Coalition Provisional Authority

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Director Iraqi Currency Exchange

Hugh Tant III:   It is terrific to be with you. I would like to thank you for the opportunity to address your questions this evening. I am talking to you from the ICE (Iraqi Currency Exchange) project room in one of Saddam's palaces. We like to call it the ICE box. 

Around the walls are various colorful pictures of the old currency (featuring Saddam) and the new currency (without Saddam). In addition to the currency posters around the room, there are various maps and charts that help us map the delivery of the Iraqi currency throughout the country.

JoJo, from Farmington, New Mexico writes:   How Much is the New Currency Worth in American Dollars?

Hugh Tant III:   The new Iraqi currency's rate is currently stands at 1,955 Dinar to one US dollar. A 10,000 Dinar note is worth approximately $5 US. To give you an idea of what 10,000 Dinar can buy, here are a few examples. 

Iraqis can buy a pair of child's shoes for 10,000 Dinar, 2 pounds of bananas for $.75 (1500 Dinar), a can of Coca Cola from the market costs $.25 (500 Dinar) and the Iraqi equivalent of a sandwich lunch (pita bread with meat and salad) for about $0.63 (1250 Dinar).

James, from Montana writes:   How well is the new Iraqi Currency being received by the Iraqi citizens and the surrounding countries?

Hugh Tant III:   The Iraqi exchange is confined to Iraq and the currency is being well received by the citizens. The exchange program runs from October 15 of this year to January 15 of 2004.

We have completed almost 5 weeks and 67% of the expected amount to be converted has already been accomplished. I have spoken with numerous Iraqi citizens and each one has said they are very happy to finally have one currency that is secure and stable for the entire country.

Sergio   Caleb, from Vancouver, WA writes:   How long did it take to decide on what the new Iraqi currency will look like, and who decided what it will look like.

Hugh Tant III:   The Central Bank of Iraq decided on what the new currency would look like. They decided that it would resemble the old "Swiss" Dinar that the entire country used prior to Saddam printing notes with his picture on them, in the early 1990s, after the first Gulf War.

These new notes have many historical and cultural characters and places that are unique and important to the people of Iraq.

Sergio   Hugh Tant III:   Thanks for your question. The conversion period is from October 15 of this year to January 15 of 2004. During this period, Iraq will work in the two old currencies that exist and the new currency.

The old currencies are the "Swiss" Dinar primarily used in the Kurdish north and the other, the "Print" or "Saddam" Dinar, used in the central and southern parts of Iraq.

However, after January 15, only the new Dinar will have value and be used by the Iraqi people.

Andrew, from Roseville, California writes:   Who designed the new Iraqi currency and why was it designed that way? Where is it printed? In the USA or in Iraq? Thanks

Hugh Tant III:   The Central Bank of Iraq decided on what the new currency would look like. De La Rue based in England was the company chosen to print the new Dinar.

This company printed the Dinar used by Iraq prior to the Saddam Dinar and actually still had some of the old printing plates which were updated for the new money.

De La Rue used 5 factories around the world to print the new Dinar - in England, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Malta and Germany. The Spanish Government generously donated resources too - printing the 250 Dinar denomination notes at its print works in Spain.

Ruth, from Oceanview,N.J. writes:  Dear General Tant, How was the Dinar chosen as the Iraqi currency and how was the design on the front and back of the bill decided? And, has the President seen the new bill? Thank you.

Hugh Tant III:   The front and back of the notes were decided upon by the Central Bank of Iraq. The designs represent cultural and historically unique people and places from both history and current life.

The deputy Governor of the Central Bank, Ahmed Al Jaburi, told me he thought the mix of illustrations showed the harmony of the ancient and the modern in Iraq.

US Secretary of Commerce Don Evans, a member of the President's Cabinet, helped kick off the currency exchange program here in Baghdad on October 15.

At that time, he was presented some of the n

Sergio  Ill bring the rest over Tomorrow