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Tishwash:  The best in the region… international praise for the infrastructure of electronic payment systems in Iraq

The World Bank confirmed on Wednesday that the infrastructure for electronic payment systems in Iraq is the best in the region.

A statement from the Central Bank received by Mawazine News stated, “The Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq, Ali Mohsen Al-Alaq, received a delegation from the World Bank headed by the Director of the World Bank’s office in Iraq, Richard Abdel Nour.”

He added, “During the meeting, strengthening bilateral cooperation between the Central Bank of Iraq and the World Bank was discussed, and electronic payment projects and financial inclusion were discussed, as well as reform programs to enhance the stability and development of the financial sector.”

He explained, “The two parties discussed the support of the World Bank to provide advice in establishing the Riyada Bank dedicated to financing small projects in Iraq, with the support of the International Finance Corporation.”

In turn, the World Bank delegation praised “the Central Bank of Iraq’s procedures in facilitating financial transfers to different segments in Iraq,” noting that “the infrastructure for electronic payment systems and software systems in Iraq is among the best systems in the region.” link

CandyKisses:  Iraq calls on Washington to return to negotiations to discuss the future of the “coalition”

February 8, 2024 01:22 news-The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced yesterday that Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein stressed in a phone call with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken the necessity of returning to dialogue and the negotiating table to discuss the future of the international military coalition led by the United States in Iraq.

The talks between the two countries began in January, but less than 24 hours later, three American soldiers were killed in an attack on the Syrian-Jordanian border, which led to the talks stopping since then.

The Iraqi Foreign Ministry statement said that during his call with Blinken, Hussein stressed the Iraqi government’s rejection of such attacks and informed him that “Iraq is not an arena for settling scores between rival countries.”

The United States has 2,500 soldiers in Iraq who provide advice and assistance to local forces to prevent the return of the terrorist organization ISIS, which in 2014 took control of large parts of Iraq and Syria before its defeat.

After the withdrawal, Iraq is keen to establish bilateral relations with coalition members, including military cooperation in the field of training and equipment.

Hussein formally called on the US Treasury Department to reconsider the sanctions it imposed on several Iraqi banks, and asked whether those sanctions had been imposed due to compliance issues or “for other political reasons.”


CandyKisses:  “Bombing Baghdad”. Khazali calls for official action towards UN Security Council

Shafaq News / The Secretary-General of Asaib Ahl al-Haq, Qais al-Khazali, on Thursday, that “denunciations and condemnations are no longer enough,” in a comment on the assassination of Kataib Hezbollah leader “Abu Baqer” by US bombing yesterday in Baghdad.

Al-Khazali said in a tweet on the X website published at an advanced hour, that “the continued American attacks on Iraqi lives, and the violation of the sovereignty of our country, is evidence of the American disregard and disregard for the Iraqi government and people.”

He added, “It is clear that it is not in the process of stopping this underestimation and recklessness, but rather it continues its attacks, despite the positive steps taken by the esteemed Iraqi government, and the commitment to calm by the honorable resistance factions.”

“It is clear that denunciations and condemnations are no longer enough, which necessitates the need for Iraq to submit an official request to the UN Security Council, demanding the immediate withdrawal of foreign forces,” he said.

Khazali also stressed that “Iraq should start implementing practical measures to strengthen its self-defense capabilities against any external aggression.”

In this context, according to Khazali’s tweet, “the support and solidarity of the Iraqi people becomes essential for the success of these decisive steps, towards restoring full sovereignty over Iraqi territory and airspace, and fortifying the national economy.”

The Iraqi Security Media Cell held the United States of America and the international coalition responsible for the repercussions of the killing of “Abu Baqer” and his companions as a result of an aerial bombardment by a drone that targeted a wheel they were traveling in east of the capital, Baghdad.

Meanwhile, an authorized source in the cell said, “Those who targeted a wheel carrying two leaders of the Popular Mobilization Forces in the Mashtal area, east of the capital, Baghdad, are American drones that penetrated Iraqi airspace.”

In turn, Kataib Hizbullah confirmed in a statement the death of Wissam Mohammed Saber (Abu Baqir al-Saadi) following the shelling of US forces in Baghdad.

On Wednesday, the US Central Command claimed responsibility for the attack that targeted Kataib Hezbollah leader Abu Baqir al-Saadi in the Mashtal area, east of Baghdad, and said he was responsible for attacks targeting its forces in the area.

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