TNT – “Tidbits From TNT” Wednesday Morning 3-27-2024

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CandyKisses:  US State Department urges Baghdad and Erbil to end oil dispute

Mawazine News-Baghdad

The US State Department announced that the United States will continue to seek the resumption of the export of oil to the Kurdistan Region, an issue in which it has engaged “at the highest level,” calling on all parties to reach an agreement on this regard.

Washington is urging Baghdad and Erbil to work together, ministry spokesman Matthew Miller said at a press conference, noting that during their meeting today, the US and Iraq foreign ministers discussed the problems between Baghdad and Erbil.

In this regard, he pointed out that the US Secretary of State told his Iraqi counterpart that “stabilizing relations between Erbil and Baghdad will bring economic benefits to all Iraqis,” noting that “will be a good thing for the region, and we encourage the two partners to work together.”

On Washington’s efforts to resume oil exports, he said that “the United States has engaged at the highest level in this issue, and we urge all parties to reach an agreement to resume the export of oil via the pipeline.”

CandyKisses:  Iraq Refund Fund returns nearly 7 billion dinars to the Ministry of Finance

Baghdad Today – Baghdad

Today, Wednesday (March 27, 2024), the Iraq Fund announced the return of nearly seven billion dinars to the state treasure, as well as more than (300) dunums of agricultural land and three properties during the current year.

The Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fund, Ayman Daoud Salman, said in a statement received by “Baghdad Today” that “the Fund was able during the current year (2024) to reveal accounts for the Republican Guard in the former regime , amounting to (4,386,303,138) billion dinars, and an amount of (1,918,486) million US dollars

Which is equivalent to (2,267,645,000) two billion dinars from the account of the General Company for Railways – Plan Projects, in Rafidain Bank, and was able to return the mentioned amounts to the Ministry of Finance’s open account with the Central Bank, pointing out that it has already been Transfer funds to dormant accounts.”

The statement added that “based on the law of seizure and confiscation of movable and immovable property belonging to the pillars of the former regime, and after conducting investigation, observation and verification of the information received about the existence of agricultural land still registered in the names of the former regime’s cronies, an agricultural plot of land with an area of (300) dunums was detected and confiscated in the name of the so-called (Ali Hassan Al-Majeed) and his brothers in Kirkuk Governorate – Hawija District – Al- Multaqa district, noting the re-registration of the land in the name of the Ministry of Finance.”

He pointed to “the detection of the process of forgery and sale of three residential houses in the Mansour area in Baghdad belonging to the Chief of Staff of the army in the former regime (Hussein Rashid Al-Tikriti),” stressing that “the houses with an area of (2210 m2) were returned to the Ministry of Finance, and the negligent were referred to the Integrity Commission, ” explaining that “the Fund returned to the Ministry of Finance an agricultural property with an area of (5) dunams registered in the name of (Abdel Fattah Mohammed Amin) a former member of the Qatari leadership.”

The statement stressed that “the return of the aforementioned properties was based on the provisions of Law No. (72 of 2017), which includes the seizure and confiscation of movable and immovable funds belonging to the pillars of the former regime, in coordination with the concerned authorities.”

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CandyKisses:  Sudani confirms the movement of more than 490 projects and returns them to work in record time

Baghdad Today – Baghdad

Prime Minister Mohamed Shia Al-Sudani confirmed today, Wednesday (March 27, 2024), the movement of more than 490 projects and their return to work in a record time.

The Sudanese media office said in a statement received by “Baghdad Today”, that “Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Sudani, conducted just before dawn today, an inspection tour at the site of the Eagles Square project, which is one of the projects to break traffic jams west of the capital, Baghdad, accompanied by the Minister of Construction and Housing, and the official of the Chinese company ChinaRailway. “

Al-Sudani “Suhoor Ramadan participated with the workers at the site, the employees of the resident engineer and engineering consultant department of the project, and employees of the executing company,” according to the statement.

He also expressed his “appreciation for the continuation of work 24 hours a day and three meals a day, in order to speed up completion and bring the project into service.”

Al-Sudani stressed, in a speech with the workers, that “this project is one of the most accurate and important projects for the movement of citizens in the capital,” praising “the efforts of the workers at the site and the supporting bodies that The work is maintained in the spirit of one team