Friday, September 23, 2016


DELTA:  IMF Statement on Iraq

September 21, 2016

Mr. Gerry Rice, Director of Communications at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement today:

“IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde met on September 21 with Iraq’s Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meetings. During the meeting, they discussed Iraq’s IMF-supported economic reform program that was approved by the Executive Board on July 7, 2016.

“The Managing Director welcomed the Iraqi authorities' economic program, which is being supported by a $5.34 billion Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) from the Fund approved in July 2016. The Managing Director and the Prime Minister exchanged views on how the SBA can help Iraq address the shocks posed by violent attacks and the drop in global oil prices. The Managing Director reiterated the importance of strong commitment to sound policies and decisive action on key reforms that are crucial to yield the largest gains for Iraq’s population.”

IMF Communications Department


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Macgork: to tolerate any violation of Mosul in the upcoming battles
New York - Iraq Press - September 22 / September: Brett McGurk US envoy to the international coalition said against al Daesh he was"uncompromising" with any torture sectarian or other violations operations may result from the attack due to the restoration of the Iraqi city of Mosul , the main stronghold of the organization tough.
McGurk said during a meeting on the sidelines of the annual UN meeting of world leaders that " the coalition has already taken steps to ensure the non -recurrence of violations that occurred in the wake of the restoration of the Iraqi city of Fallujah in June."
The testing of persons fleeing the city is important to ensure that the general population of the aid and are not subjected to abuses."
McGurk said the meeting "must ensure that the screening process in Mosul conducted professionally , with some observers from a third party in the examination centers this is what we hope happens."
Mosul is the largest civil gathered under the control of the militant group and was once home to some two million people. He says Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al - Abadi said the restoration of the city would be tantamount to defeat actually organization in Iraq.
McGurk said that "Washington was working to ensure that the many security forces are participating in Mosul who are trained by the coalition agreement and that is the role of the various forces such as the process that may begin in October."
"We want to plan for the worst case scenario. We can hope for the best , but the plan is (scenario) the worst. We do not know what he would do Daesh in Mosul. " Q ended


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