KTFA – Frank26 and Clare “News and Views” Sunday 4-14-2024

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Clare:  FROM FRANK: SUDANI IS GOING TO WASHINGTON FOR 1 WEEK BUT HE WILL ONLY SPEND 1 HOUR WITH biden & 6 DAYS & 23 HOURS WILL BE SPENT ON THE REFORMS… WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU KTFA FAMILY? ……….FRANK26

Frank26:  “WHY… ARE YOU EXTENDING EID HOLIDAY?”……..F26

 Demands to extend the Eid holiday until next Tuesday

 Baghdad

A number of citizens today, Thursday, called on Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani to extend the Eid al-Fitr holiday to next Tuesday instead of Saturday, as it is an exceptional holiday.

The government set the Eid holiday from last Tuesday, April 9, until Saturday, April 13, with official working hours in all government institutions resuming on Sunday, April 14, 2024.

It is hoped that all government departments and institutions will begin new working hours after the end of the Eid holiday, as it will be The working hours of government departments and ministries in the Green Zone are from 7 pm to 2 pm.   LINK

Frank26:  “IRAQI CITIZENS CHEER SUDANI AS HE LEAVES FOR WASHINGTON”………..F26

TRANSLATION:

The Prime Minister, Mr. Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, made a press statement, prior to his departure for the United States of America, this Saturday morning, in which he stressed that this visit comes at a delicate and sensitive circumstance at the level of relations with the United States of America, as well as at the level of the conditions of the region and what is happening in the territories. Palestinian crimes against innocent people, as well as fears of the expansion of the scope of the conflict.

His Excellency stated that the goal of the visit is to move relations with the United States to a new stage that includes activating the provisions of the Strategic Framework Agreement, which is in line with our government’s program, which focuses on economic and financial reforms and other important fields, as well as productive partnerships with various countries of the world

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Frank26:  “THAT’S WHY THE 9TH-13TH IS IMPORTANT TO STUDY”………..F26

Bankers excited to meet the Treasury

Al-Sudani will stay in America for a week.. A source from Baghdad and another from Washington reveal the agenda

4/12/2024   Baghdad – 

Two Iraqi and American sources said that Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani will spend a week in the United States, including discussions with President Joe Biden, and a tour of 3 states.

The Iraqi government source confirmed to the 964 network that Al-Sudani will hold meetings with businessmen, and will be accompanied by Iraqi bank officials.

Informed sources said that the Iraqi bankers who obtained an American visa hope to cancel or ease sanctions on Iraqi banks, and they expect to hear something about this when they attend a meeting at the headquarters of the Ministry of the Treasury.

Politically, there is no change on the Sudanese agenda, and the political file will remain the transformation of the military mission of the American forces, within the framework of the international coalition, into a “security partnership” with Washington that includes armament and training, and the file of disputes between Baghdad and Erbil will also be on the table.

However, there has been a slight change, and Al-Sudani will discuss with Biden the possibility of an Iranian response to the bombing of Tehran’s consulate in Mezze.

A source told the 964 network that Biden will clarify the red lines related to the Iranian threat against Israel.

The American press does not expect “a violent response from Iran against Israel,” and CNN said that Iran may be content with sanctions from the Security Council, while information was circulated regarding “Israel’s acceptance of an Iranian response that can be accommodated if it is limited.”

An American diplomatic source for the 964 Network:

The Iraqi Prime Minister’s plane will land in Washington at a specific time on Sunday, April 13.

The Sudanese visit lasts a week and includes 3 American states.

We learned that an important part of the government delegation will be allocated to senior officials at the Central Bank and bank managers, and they will have technical meetings at the Ministry of Treasury.

Iraq has been a mediator over the past few days in attempts to calm the situation and restrain Iran from carrying out a retaliatory reaction after the bombing of its consulate in Syria. There was contact between Minister Fouad Hussein and his Iranian counterpart, and a message in this regard reached Tehran.

I do not think that the Iranian escalation against the backdrop of the bombing of the consulate in the Mezzeh neighborhood in Syria will take up a large part in the Sudanese-Biden meeting, but they will discuss the matter, and the (American) president will clarify the red lines in this crisis.

An Iraqi government source for the 964 Network:

Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani will put the issue of activating the framework agreement at the top of the visit’s agenda.

Through this visit, Iraq seeks to move from the security and military aspects with Washington to cooperation in various other fields, economically and politically.

The Sudanese will work to restore balance and strengthen the partnership between the two countries, through a commitment to cooperation and strengthening bilateral relations in multiple fields such as the economic, financial, educational and development aspects.

Another file that Al-Sudani seeks to discuss is the issue of building strong economic partnerships between Iraq and the United States, especially in the areas of trade and investment.

Aqeel Abbas – political and academic researcher, 964 Network:

Al-Sudani’s visit to Washington takes place in accordance with the strategic framework agreement, which includes 8 areas of cooperation between Washington and Baghdad, namely military and security cooperation, economic, political, cultural, and others.

The most prominent file that will be strongly discussed is the file of arming and training Iraqi forces by the American side.

The discussions will also focus on protecting the American missions in Iraq, and the role of the factions and Iran in the country.

Washington will express its concern about the leakage of some advanced weapons from Iraq to Iran and will discuss this issue and ways to limit this.

The visit will be different, especially in the energy file, and the Iraqi delegation will include Iraqi businessmen in order to hold discussions with American businessmen regarding such files.

During the meetings with officials, the Prime Minister will focus on the economic aspect, because this will serve his ministerial program and his electoral political project.

The framework forces and the Iranian side support this visit because it will demonstrate American support for the Sudanese government, and this serves them at all levels.

Banking reform is the most important file for the American side, and the Sudanese government has taken many steps regarding this file in implementation of Washington’s calls and demands.

Al-Nasser Duraid – political analyst, 964 Network:

According to the information available so far, the details of the agenda are mostly related to the Iraqi side, more than the regional situation.

Iraq will discuss several files, most notably the issue of banks sanctioned by Washington, as well as the possibility of Iraq playing a mediation role between Washington and Tehran.

The problems between Baghdad and Erbil will be on the negotiating table by the American side.

Washington will discuss the presence of factions in Iraq that are working to target American bases and control their movement by the Baghdad government.

All visits between Baghdad and Washington after 2003 did not change any reality in Iraq because they were protocol and nothing more.

The Coordination Framework forces hope that the Sudanese government will be accepted by the American side.

The visit will not discuss the truce between the factions and the Americans in Iraq, but rather it will discuss Iran’s role and influence in Iraq.   LINK

Frank26:  “AS WE TOLD YOU KTFA FAMILY… SUDANI WILL TALK TO DC ABOUT THE MONETARY REFORM BEFORE HE TALKS ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE!!!”……..F26 

THE DOLLAR IS ON THE SUDANESE DIALOGUE TABLE IN WASHINGTON.. AL-AWADI TALKS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE IRAQI DINAR

4/11/2024

The Iraqi government spokesman, Bassem Al-Awadi, confirmed today, Thursday (April 11, 2024), that the dollar file and the work of banks will be strongly present during the visit of Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani to Washington, suggesting that the dinar’s situation in the future will be better.

Al-Awadi said in an interview with “Baghdad Today” that “after the issue of activating the strategic framework agreement between Washington and Baghdad and the security aspect, the economic file will be present and strongly during the Prime Minister’s visit to the United States,” indicating that “the relationship with the US Treasury and the Federal Bank continues and the dialogues are ongoing.” “It did not stop with them over the past year, as there were several mutual visits, announced or unannounced, to discuss this file.”

Al-Awadi added, “The Sudanese will discuss the issue of banks and the economic and administrative reform of financial institutions and banks, as well as the dollar file,” explaining that “the price of the dollar ranged within the range of 147 thousand dinars for every 100 dollars during the short period at a time when the government took over its duties and the price of the dollar against the dinar was approaching.” From 148 thousand, meaning that the price is lower than before.”

He stressed that “the solution to the dollar crisis does not come with the push of a button. Rather, it requires economic reforms and includes many aspects, including political and economic ones. It needs a period to regulate the banks and reap the fruits of the central bank’s packages and the government’s decisions, which as a whole have begun to bear fruit through a gradual decline in the exchange rate of the dollar against the dinar.” “, stressing that “there are assurances from the economic team supervising the issue, and we expect that the situation of the dinar will be better in the future.” 

 It is hoped that, a few days from now, Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani will visit Washington and the White House to meet with US President Joe Biden.

 Last March, the White House announced that on April 15, the White House would receive the Sudanese President, stressing that the leaders would reaffirm their commitment to the Strategic Framework Agreement, and would work to deepen their shared vision for a secure, sovereign, prosperous Iraq fully integrated into the broader region.

He pointed out that President Biden and the Sudanese Prime Minister will consult on a range of issues during the visit, including our shared commitment to the permanent defeat of ISIS and the development of the military mission nearly ten years after the formation of the successful global coalition to defeat ISIS.

He stated that they will also discuss the ongoing Iraqi financial reforms to promote economic development and progress towards Iraq’s energy independence and modernization.   LINK

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Frank26:  “SUDANI TELLS THE WORLD IRAQ IS SECURE & STABLE… FOR THEIR MONETARY REFORM… AND YOUR CONTRACTS ARE ALSO SECURED!!!”………..F26

Al-Sudani to American companies: The current stability in Iraq is encouraging for you to engage in development projects

4/12/2024

 Prime Minister, Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, called on American companies to work inside Iraq.

Al-Sudani said, the current stability in Iraq should encourage American companies to engage in important development projects in the fields of energy, communications, housing, health care, education, transportation, and others.

He added that it is also important that we combat corruption, which is the other side of terrorism, as its impact is no less devastating, and that we work to ensure that the people’s money is directed towards valuable goals, and that it is also imperative that we work to diversify our economy away from dependence on oil, even while we benefit from it. From our position as the second largest oil exporting country in OPEC (in addition to our possession of large reserves of natural gas)

Al-Sudani stated, “Our urgent need for American expertise and technology extends to clean energy and the green economy, as we seek to develop sustainable and renewable sectors,” adding that “the strategic framework agreement established the legal basis for these activities, and that by investing in them, it will enable us to put Iraq in a position that helps it strengthen Its democracy, strengthening the state, and strengthening the rule of law, are the pillars that will allow us to restore Iraq to its historical brilliance.    LINK

Frank26:  “THE MONETARY REFORM STANDS SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH THE ECONOMIC REFORM!!!”…..F26 

Al-Sudani: We are working to correct the state’s economic paths

4/10/2024   Baghdad

Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani confirmed today, Wednesday, that the government is working in all directions and stability has been achieved thanks to the blood of the martyrs, while he indicated that the government is working to correct the state’s economic paths. 

A statement from the Prime Minister’s media office, received by Al-Iqtisad News, stated that “Al-Sudani received ministers, heads of bodies, deputy ministers, and military and security leaders from various formations and categories of our armed forces, as well as heads of federations and unions, and a number of tribal sheikhs and notables from Baghdad Governorate, congratulating them on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr. “.
He added, “The Sudanese exchanged congratulations with the well-wishers, praying to God to protect Iraq and the Iraqis, and to grant our homeland and our people the blessing of security and stability.”

The Prime Minister stressed – according to the statement – that “security and stability require that the state be productive and stable and perform its duties in the correct manner,” noting that “the government is working on these benefits in stages, and at the beginning of its work it focused on services, in order to reassure citizens that they are serious.” The government and its commitment to its programme.

Al-Sudani stressed, “This government is not working in one direction, but rather has a group of files in all directions, including critical issues related to correcting the state’s economic paths, as it is working to address them, which will have a major impact on the state in the future.”

He pointed to “the government’s efforts to arm and modernize the Iraqi army and armed forces and to develop internal security services,” stressing that “enhancing reassurance in the work of service institutions and ministries will be matched by reassurance among investors and businessmen inside and outside Iraq.”

He concluded by saying: “The security and stability that has been achieved is thanks to the blood of the martyrs and their sacrifices.”   LINK

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Frank26:  “IT EXCEEDS BECAUSE OF THE MONETARY REFORM SUCCESS!!!”……..F26

Mazhar Saleh: The summer season generates economic activity in personal income that exceeds the state of recession

4/11/2024

The financial and economic advisor to the Prime Minister, Mazhar Muhammad Saleh, explained today, Thursday, that the summer season generates economic activity in personal income that exceeds the state of recession.

Saleh told {Al-Furat News} agency: “I do not think there will be a recession in the markets and the country is heading into the summer, as each season has its conditions and life, economic and social requirements.” 

He explained, “Markets adapt in organizing their offer to meet seasonal changes, especially the needs of the summer season due to the temperature of the weather and the requirements of living.”

He added, “Business activity in construction and construction requires the creation of a demand for goods and services that suit the country’s season, which is characterized by high temperatures, taking into account that the summer season is considered one of the best prosperous seasons in providing a local supply of agricultural products, which generates high-employment internal economic activity.

There is an abundance of personal income and an increase in demand or total spending, which encourages economic activity, which goes beyond the state of recession.” 

From.. Raghad Dahham    LINK