Saturday, September 29, 2018



Don961:  The Iraqi Foreign Ministry expressed regret at the US Secretary of State's decision to withdraw US consular staff in Basra and warn US citizens not to travel to Iraq.

Baghdad - Sputnik. "The Iraqi Foreign Ministry regrets the US Secretary of State's decision to withdraw US consular staff in Basra and warn US citizens not to travel to Iraq," Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmad Mahjoub said in a statement.

America closes its consulate in the Iraqi city of Basra

"The Iraqi Foreign Ministry confirmed that Iraq is committed to protecting and securing foreign diplomatic missions residing in its territory and that the Iraqi government is determined to face any threats against diplomatic missions or any foreign visitor as part of Iraq's security and legal and moral obligation. As it is promoted to disturb the atmosphere of security and stability and abuse of Iraq's relations with the countries of the world. "
The United States has decided to close its consulate in the Iraqi city of Basra because of security concerns.

The oil-rich province of Basra has been witnessing protests for poor service and water pollution for weeks, leaving a number of dead and wounded.    link


Don961:  Pompeo: Iran responsible for any harm happens to Americans in Iraq

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that the US told Iran it will be held responsible for any harm happens to Americans or US facilities in Iraq perpetrated by Iranian forces or associated militias.

The US has directed a temporary relocation of its diplomatic personnel in Iraq, given increasing and specific threats.

The State Department confirmed its decision to place consulate in Iraqi city of Basra on ordered departure

Do not travel to Iraq due to terrorism and armed conflict.

Moreover, the State Department has warned the American citizens from traveling to Iraq, saying that U citizens in Iraq are at high risk for violence and kidnapping.

Numerous terrorist and insurgent groups are active in Iraq and regularly attack both Iraqi security forces and civilians,” The State Department statement released on Friday read.

“Anti-US sectarian militias may also threaten US citizens and Western companies throughout Iraq. Attacks by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) occur frequently in many areas of the country, including Baghdad” the statement added.

Due to risks to civil aviation operating within or in the vicinity of Iraq, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) and/or a Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR).     link


Samson:  Al-Abbadi Advisor: The partnership of the financial sector creates an economic renaissance

2018/9/29 15:37

The financial adviser to the prime minister confirmed the appearance of Mohammed Saleh, "The banking sector is in the process of turning towards real banking services and providing credit [loans] with the safety of banking services." "The evolution of payments reinforces economic activity and creates stability in its overall operations, especially as the retail banking industry is beginning to develop to benefit the customers by settling salaries," Saleh told the whole Iraq agency.

He praised the partnership between Rafidain Bank and KI, where the first represents the public sector and the second is the mixed sector. What is important here is the results. Promote the national economy. "  "The partnership between the public and private sectors worldwide has proved to be a positive one for all concerned parties, institutions and beneficiaries, especially with the adoption of advanced technology that has saved time and effort," said Ahmed Kazem, Commercial Director of KI.

The partnership between the Rafidain Bank and the smart card company [Key Card] to change the reality of payments in Iraq for more than a segment within Iraqi society, and foremost the segment of retirees, who reached 4 million beneficiaries, all of them are facing great challenges in obtaining their financial benefits.

He explained that "developments in the provision of services and the provision of guarantees and flow of performance, led to the entry of traders to our family and the rate of trade union monthly is estimated at 150 traders during the month, and the number is increasing to benefit from services provided to traders who have continuous financial movements And in large amounts need mechanisms of flexible, fast and secure."  The number of electronic card holders of 7 million beneficiaries.   LINK

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