Thursday, January 26, 2017


January 25, 2017 Mnt Goat News Brief

Hi Everyone,

I bring you much news today.  

So recently we heard from the prime minister Abadi and I quote “I congratulate the Iraqi people on the full liberation of East Mosul, made possible by the courage and sacrifices of our armed forces”. But this is only the eastern half of Mosul region. Mosul is not yet fully liberated.

Iraqi forces have started preparing an offensive to capture the western side of Mosul from Islamic State, campaign commander Lieutenant General Abdul Ameer Rasheed Yarallah said.

Popular Mobilization "is preparing an operation in the next two, three days, to back up the operation to retake the right bank" of the city, on the western side of the Tigris river, Mosuliya TV cited him as saying on Tuesday.
Popular Mobilization is a coalition of predominantly Iranian-trained Shi'ite groups, formed in 2014 to take part in the war on Islamic State. It became officially part of the Iraqi armed forces last year.

Iraqi officials on Monday announced that the eastern side of the northern Iraqi city has been taken from Islamic State, after nearly 100 days of fighting.

Rafidain and Rasheed Banks are moving forward as they expand their banking availability and capabilities throughout Iraq. This news is exactly what we want and expect to see in a growing economy. Its all very good!

But we are not out of the doghouse yet as they are still operating under a “closed” economy and can not freely trade with the outside world with dinars as they are still technically under Chapter VII sanctions. We know there is still yet one hurdle to overcome in getting “fully” out of sanctions. This obstacle is to complete the war reparations to Kuwait.

Does this have to happen to get the RV?

My personal belief is NO it does not have to be completed but there will have to be some kind of agreement to guarantee the payments to Kuwait either in a lump sum or installments over time. So in recent past weeks we witnessed many meetings with Kuwait. Why now? Why all of a sudden do they need to get so serious about re-negotiating the payment of this debt?

We also know that they are supposed to have a “fully” implemented Iraqi constitution. What does this mean?

It means that Article 140, HCL, the Federation Council, fully seated government (still using 3 proxy ministers in Abadi's cabinet. These ministers must be seated and ratified).

Also there are other needed laws to keep the economy on track and allow foreign investors to enter and operate in Iraq’s markets. They have told us this group of 50+ laws but they listed 6 of the laws as high priority. Why?

As always my comments are in italic RED.

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Kurdistan National Alliance accuses disable Article 140 affirms the survival of Peshmerga in the liberated areas 

Special Scales News

They accused the Kurdistan Alliance MP Arafat Karam, on Wednesday, the National Alliance to disable Article 140 of the Iraqi Constitution concerning disputed areas file.

He said Karam, L / balance News /, "The long history of the Peshmerga forces were fighting against the Iraqi army," noting that "the Iraqi army and the Peshmerga see them today for the first time in 25 years together fighting against a single enemy."

He added, that "the entry of the Iraqi army by the Kurdistan region to liberate areas controlled by" Daesh "in Nineveh province, part of an agreement between Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani," noting that "it is in the agreement for the remaining areas of the liberation will remain under the Peshmerga control, which is part of the county, either the rest of the areas will be doomed, however, her family. "

He stressed the generosity, "the importance of the application of the Iraqi constitution as the sole guarantor of the unity of Iraq," pointing out that "Article 140 of the Constitution which disputed areas had been developed in 2005, and set a time limit to be applied in the year 2017 and this article is Off because the National Alliance."

The MP from the Kurdistan Alliance, "the region is ready for dialogue with the government in Baghdad to resolve the file of those areas, in case if the Baghdad government is ready to implement this article"
Rasheed Bank in line with an international company of the Comprehensive Banking System Requirements

Economy News / Baghdad ...
Rasheed Bank announced on Tuesday that they agreed with the company "Ernst & Young" on the global banking system overall requirements, noting that the system will provide media technology in the services provided to the customer is more secure, timely and cost effective.

A statement from the bank, "Economy News" received a copy of it, that "the general manager of the Rasheed Bank and Chairman of the Board Rashad Khudair signed a single contract, today, in an expanded meeting with the Ernst & Young global company and the presence of department managers in the public administration."

The statement added that "it was agreed that the banking system overall requirements after the amendments that have been developed by the departments officials and private contract with the company, and there will be also a second phase of where they must choose a company that will implement based on the requirements and foremost of which is that the system be flexible, capable of change." (so this week the Rasheed Bank signed a contract with the company "Ernst & Young" to develop a new global banking system for the bank. We know that Rasheed bank is on the 4 major banks in Iraq. Could the other banks follow shortly?)

The statement pointed out that "after the selection based on the company's experience of the system with 10 branches in Baghdad and the provinces and two-year trial for circulation to all branches of the bank." (telling us they will install and run the new global banking system in 10 banking branches through Baghdad and, if successful in 2 year trial, will roll out to all branches of the bank)

He continued that "this system will depend media technology in the services provided to the customer and less dangerous, time and the cost of that."
International Alliance: the right side of the connector process of plans ready and Iraq, setting a date for commencement

Spokesman for the international coalition against terrorist gangs Daesh, John Dorian, about the readiness of the restoration of the right side of the city of Mosul plans, (meaning the to be liberated western half on the other side of the Tigris river) after being assured the prime minister, Haider Abadi, on Tuesday, the control on the left side of the city entirely (meaning the already liberated Eastern side of the city).
Dorian said in a press statement that " the Iraqi government is set a date for the start of the restoration of the right side of Mosul process," adding that " the plans to liberalize the right side ready."

Dorian and stressed that "it is difficult to predict the progress of liberalization right side of the process but we are confident of the results , " stressing that " the Iraqi army to achieve significant progress and maintain the security of civilians and there is a high coordination between the international coalition and Iraqi forces , and we will continue that." (so they are already planning for the liberation of the western side. So we know it is not that far off and they too do not expect it to take long)

He continued Dorian "We will continue bombing Daesh sites in the right side and targeting sources of funding , " adding , "directed more than 10 thousand bombs on Daesh centers."
A spokesman for the international coalition, said that "Daesh filters the elements fleeing the fighting , " pointing to " the allocation of $ 25 million for each of the reported whereabouts of the leader of Daesh gangs, Abu Bakr al - Baghdadi." (got a bounty out on Baghdadi)

On target Daesh sites in Syria by the international coalition fighter jets, Dorian said , "our face painful blows to Daesh in the Syrian area of the door , " noting that "Daesh often take civilians as human shields."

Rafidain Bank opens new branch in southern Iraq 

Twilight News / Rafidain Bank announced on Wednesday opened a new branch in Dhi Qar to provide banking services to citizens and to cover the province of the "biggest" geographical area.

The media office of the bank said in a statement that "the bank branch was opened near dawn dawn hand Directorate in the presence of the representative of the central region and some officials in the province."

The statement pointed out that "the bank has similar plans for the opening and rehabilitation of domestic and international new branchesafter the committee recently opened a branch in the province of Maysan and a branch in the distribution of petroleum products company and a branch Comerk Gallstone great branch in Diyala province. (Why is this article so important? It shows us the banks are expanding and not contracting. As money is beginning to flow this is exactly what we would expect. This is a good sign the Iraqi economy is beginning to move in the right direction. This is why I present this article to you today. I luv it!)

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Their words not mine…..No Rumors, No Hype, Just the FACTS!
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Much love to ya all,
Mnt Goat

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