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Samson:  Trump threatens to withdraw from the World Trade Organization

2019/8/14 9:25

US President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw his country from the World Trade Organization, which he accuses of always favoring China at the expense of the United States. "We will leave if necessary," he said amid shouts of support from a crowd of workers at a factory in Pennsylvania. "We know they've been hurting us for years, and that won't happen again." 

This is not the first time that Trump has threatened to withdraw from this international organization.  Last summer, Trump said the World Trade Organization had been dealing "very badly" with the United States for several years, adding that if it "does not reform itself, it will be withdrawn."  At the end of July, he called on the organization to prevent reforms in dealing with developing countries. 

The Trump administration has been on the World Trade Organization for many years to allow China to be classified as a developing country, relieving it of some duties.    LINK

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Samson:   Mayor of Sinjar: If the government implemented Article 140 of the Constitution, the 2014 disaster would not have occurred
14th August, 2019

The mayor of Sinjar district, Mahma Khalil Ali Agha, called on Wednesday to confine arms to the state in the judiciary.


"On the occasion of the 12th anniversary of the tragedy of Siba Shikhadri - Al-Jazeera compound in Al-Azir - Al-Qahtaniya district, which claimed the lives of more than 400 martyrs and 500 wounded, all of them Yazidi religious component, there is an urgent need to provide protection for religious minorities and reconstruction," Agha said in a statement received by Alsumaria News. Its areas, especially in Sinjar , which was more than once subjected to genocide."

Agha added, "Terrorism on August 14, 2007, the bombing of four car bombs targeting the island compound, and the massacre of the Yazidi component," pointing out that "this painful incident is the beginning of the genocide of the Yazidi component, before the tragedy, which has never been seen in The date that the Islamic State terrorist organization on the third of August 2014 stormed the region and did what it did to its people." 


He continued, "to give the constitutional rights to the region and the application of Article 140, has become a necessary need," noting, "If the government implemented Article 140 of the Constitution at the time, the 2014 disaster would not have occurred." He pointed out, "The catastrophe of the island complex is still stuck until now, represented by the presence of a large number of missing persons whose bodies have not been found, and the lack of access to their families and their rights and this in itself neglect and negligence of the Yazidi religious component." 

Khalil called for "making Sinjar a safe area, enforcing the law in it, confining weapons to the state and employing its people in the state security institutions to be able to protect its region, forming a joint army and peshmerga force to protect it, and arming and supervision of the international coalition to be a pillar of the safe area and creating a suitable ground for the return of the displaced." And eradicating the effects of genocide and beginning its reconstruction, "he said.   LINK

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Samson:  How much is Iraq's share of world gold ?

14th August, 2019
The World Gold Council data showed that the world's reserves of precious metal amounted to 34.076 thousand tons in August, the euro area accounted for 55.8% of them.

According to the data, the Arab countries combined have 1292.9 tons of gold, which represents 3.79% of the total reserves of the countries of the world.

The data shows that Saudi Arabia topped the Arab countries with gold reserves, which amounted to 323.1 tons, which secured 17th place globally. The Kingdom's gold reserves constitute 0.94% of the world reserves.

Lebanon ranked second with reserves of 286.8 tons (0.84% of the world reserves), followed by Algeria with 173.6 tons (0.50% of the world reserves), and Libya with 116.6 tons (0.34% of the world reserves). Iraq has 96.3 tons (0.28% of the world reserves).

Gold prices have been rising recently as a safe haven, amid a raging trade war between China and the United States, which has overshadowed the growth of the global economy.

Since the beginning of this year, the price of gold has risen from 1281.3 dollars to be traded now at 1513 dollars.   LINK

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Samson:  Tomorrow gets the text of a decision authorizing the tax director to sign a double tax agreement with Saudi Arabia   LINK

MilitiaMan:  Even during Eid, they are dotting I's and crossing T's, a good sign they are prepared for things important, expecially when there is something larger coming.. lol imo ~ MM

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MilitiaMan:  So it looks like they are going to put this issue to bed finally!! I like the time line they have too. Seems to fit in line with all the education they have had on going.

All the pressures from so many angles are noted that support that everyone is ready for them to complete reforms and open up to the world by twining Baghdad and Kurdistan regions into one cohesive body working for all the common good. That time frame they give is immediately after Eid Al Adha.. That time frame is upon us so very shortly.

Eid is over this week our time.. So, I am not in any hurry to poo poo this meeting. The timing of it is in my humble opinion to be right on schedule.. A big window this weekend! imo And the BBs opinion as well. ~ MM

Don961Source: The Kurdish delegation's visit to Baghdad will discuss the return of the region's share of the budget to 17 percent

Politics 2019/08/14 12:48
Baghdad Today - Baghdad

A source familiar with the Kurdistan region revealed on Wednesday (14 August 2019) the files to be discussed by the high Kurdish delegation, which plans to visit Baghdad next week.

The source, who declined to be named, said in an interview to (Baghdad today) that "the delegation intends to put the budget file 2020 within the terms of the final delivery of oil and agree on a final formula, ending this file, which opens controversy on it annually."

He added, "The delegation will offer to re-share the region's previous share, which amounts to 17% in the budget, next year, in exchange for the final delivery of oil," pointing out that "the restructuring of the joint operating room between the Peshmerga and the Iraqi army, in the disputed areas, among the files Raised. "

He pointed out that "the delegation will be at a high level, representing multiple ministries in the Government of Kurdistan."

A source familiar with the Kurdistan region, revealed on Saturday (August 10, 2019), the intention of a Kurdish delegation to visit the capital Baghdad, after the Eid al-Adha holiday, to complete the talks on the outstanding files between the Center and the region.

The source said, in an interview (Baghdad today), that "a high-level delegation from the Kurdistan region, including ministers of Peshmerga, finance and planning and a number of advisers, will visit the capital Baghdad immediately after the Eid al-Adha holiday."   link  

Iobey777:   This is very good!! I like this paragraph:

The source, who declined to be named, said in an interview to (Baghdad today) that "the delegation intends to put the budget file 2020 within the terms of the final delivery of oil and agree on a final formula, *ending this file, which opens controversy on it annually."

and this one...

A source familiar with the Kurdistan region, revealed on Saturday (August 10, 2019), the intention of a Kurdish delegation to visit the capital Baghdad, after the Eid al-Adha holiday, to complete the talks on the outstanding files between the Center and the region.

Sounds like COMPLETION to me!!

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