TNT – “Tidbits From TNT” Tuesday 2-13-2024

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Tishwash:  With a value of 500 billion dollars.. Iraq offers new investment opportunities to stimulate the economy in the country

The investment graph in Iraq has recently increased to reach $300 billion thanks to new legal amendments aimed at expanding the roles of productive sectors in accordance with the national development plan extending from the year 2024 to the year 2028 for the purpose of reducing dependence on oil revenues to support the country’s general financial budget.

The investment law in Iraq offers some advantages, the most notable of which is that the investor owns government real estate as well as leasing the project lands for 50 years, with tax and customs exemptions and the freedom to transfer money in addition to the possibility of trading in the Iraqi stock market.  link

CandyKisses:  Sudanese: We Are Facing A Merit To End The Existence Of The International Coalition

Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani confirmed on Thursday that there is a merit to end the presence of the international coalition in Iraq.

Al-Sudani said in a speech during his visit to the strategic Wadi al-Tharthar line, extending from the Salah al-Din desert to western Nineveh, and followed by Earth News: “We are facing an entitlement to end the presence of the international coalition, and after the completion of the tasks of the international coalition, the possibility must be provided to address the kinks, if any.”

He added: “All outlets that the terrorist thinks of causing a security disruption must be cut off.”

The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mohammed Shia al-Sudani, had issued directives on Monday during his visit to military units.

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CandyKisses:  Al-Sudani’s Advisor Talks About The Post-Coalition Phase. This Is What He Revealed

The media adviser to the prime minister spoke very briefly about the resumption of negotiations between Baghdad and Washington on the future of the military presence, and says that Iraq is ready for this stage, especially since the “body language” of the Iraqi fighter shows a “great readiness” to fill the vacuum.

Hussein Allawi said in a televised interview followed by Earth News, “What is said about the international coalition will leave a vacuum, this is not true, we have relations with NATO and relations with the quadripartite alliance, and what we will do is return the state to the stage before the fall of Mosul, any normal relations, governed by bilateral relations, whether with America or Britain, and with all the countries of the international coalition in light of strategic agreements, whether the strategic framework agreement or an agreement with the United Kingdom.”

He added: “This is what we witnessed two sessions of the Council of Ministers, as the Foreign Minister was authorized to develop an agreement with the United Kingdom for strategic cooperation in various fields, including defense,” noting that “the military committee evaluates 3 basic technical and military points, namely assessing the terrorist threat of ISIS, discussing the combat readiness of the Iraqi armed forces, and setting a timetable for ending the presence of the international coalition in Iraqi territory.”

He continued: We are now moving to the process of organizing the Iraqi armed forces, in a normal way and focusing on readiness and combat readiness, and this is what the Sudanese will work on, and this is related to 3 issues.

1. Armament level.

2. Level of spending.

3. Morale level.

Today, you notice that the body language of the Iraqi fighter in all our forces shows a high readiness to confront terrorism, crime and security challenges.”

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Tishwash:  The French ambassador informs the Sudanese of Macron’s desire to visit Iraq as soon as possible

Today, Tuesday, Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani discussed with the new French Ambassador to Iraq, Patrick Durel, aspects of bilateral relations, ways to develop them, and means of strengthening the partnership between the two friendly countries.

Al-Sudani described, according to a statement from his office, a copy of which {Al-Furat News} received, “relations with France as distinguished,” pointing to “a number of important economic contracts in the oil and defense fields, which constitute an important foundation for moving forward on the path of bilateral cooperation.”

The Prime Minister reiterated Iraq’s position on the presence of the international coalition on Iraqi soil, as well as the development and improvement in the capabilities of the Iraqi forces, and the disappearance of the threat posed by ISIS remnants to security, explaining Iraq’s desire to move to a bilateral relationship with the member states of the coalition.

Al-Sudani touched on the continued aggression in Gaza and the threat it poses to security and stability throughout the Middle East and the region, indicating the need for France, the major powers and the international community to take a firm and responsible stance to protect the Palestinian people, who are being subjected to inhumane genocide.

For his part, the French ambassador conveyed to the Sudanese the greetings of President Emmanuel Macron, his desire to visit Iraq as soon as possible, and the French government’s confirmation of working to strengthen memorandums of understanding with Iraq and bilateral coordination with regard to the work of the French advisors and their mission in support of the Iraqi security forces.   link