البيت الآرامي العراقي




البيت الآرامي العراقي

سياسي ِ ثقافي ِ أجتماعي


 
الرئيسيةالرئيسيةبحـثالتسجيلarakeyboardsyrkeyboardدخول

شاطر | 
 

 Support Removal of Iraq Landmines

استعرض الموضوع السابق استعرض الموضوع التالي اذهب الى الأسفل 
كاتب الموضوعرسالة
Dr.Hannani Maya
المشرف العام
المشرف العام



الدولة : العراق
الجنس : ذكر
عدد المساهمات : 37598
مزاجي : أحب المنتدى
تاريخ التسجيل : 21/09/2009
الابراج : الجوزاء
التوقيت :

مُساهمةموضوع: Support Removal of Iraq Landmines    الأحد 05 فبراير 2012, 10:43 pm

Support Removal of Iraq Landmines



A great human disaster may hit Mandali unless they are given funds to clear more than one million mines in the region, claim local officials.


Mandali's council has estimated that more than $2 billion is needed to clear land mines and other dangerous explosive material from the region's border with Iran.According to figures on the Mandali border which is predominantly inhabited by Kurds along with Arabs and Turkmen, more than one million mines left over from the Iranian-Iraqi war are threatening the lives of locals.


They may also be vulnerable to exploitation by armed groups or for commercial purposes.Unemployment and the deterioration of the economic situation in Mandali has prompted many of the population to risk their lives and enter the hazardous areas to collect minerals and plastics, once used in munitions and mines manufacturing, and then sell them in local markets.


Azad Hamid Shafi, the head of the local council, told AKnews on Thursday that local authorities and international organizations were ready and willing to remove the hazards and recalled mine clearing campaigns adopted in the Dhi Qar province.He described the hazard as the greatest danger to residents and a possible human disaster.


Millions of mines were planted along the border during the 1980 - 1988 war. Due to its close proximity, Mandali witnessed the heaviest fighting and was subjected to daily shelling.Around 25 million mines remain across Iraq with 10 million of them in Kurdistan alone. There are also three million unexploded bombs in various areas of Iraq.


The United Nations believes that the actual number of mines in Iraq could be a staggering 60 times higher.As a condition of joining the 2007 Ottawa Treaty Iraq must clear from its territory mines, explosives and other remnants of war by 2018.The UN estimates that around 10 years and 19, 000 bomb removers are needed to achieve this.


By Mahmoud al-Jabbouri


Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook



Reactions:
0 comments Links to this post
Labels: Iraq's Kurdistan, Iraqi Disabilities, Landmines, the United Nations




Iraq moves to identify buyers



The Iraqi central bank has enacted measures to identify those who buy dollars, as some are believed to be front men at a time when Iran and Syria are facing foreign currency shortages due to sanctions.


Both Iran and Syria have been hit by sanctions from the United States and Europe, the former over its controversial nuclear programme and the latter due to its bloody attempts to suppress a revolt that began last March."We have put in place new procedures since February 1," Mudher Mohammed Saleh, the deputy governor of the Iraqi central bank, told AFP on Saturday.


Banks that buy dollars from the central bank must now provide the identity of whoever placed the order and "prove that they have an account in the bank and the origin of their income," Saleh said."We are concerned that some people buy dollars on behalf of others," he said, without elaborating.


Asked if Iranian and Syrian traders were trying to buy dollars, Saleh said: "This increase in demand for dollars, while the region has serious problems, led us to put the new procedures in place."In 2010, the Iraqi central bank sold about $100 million per day. That increased to between $150 and $160 million in the first 10 months of 2011, and reached around $200 million in the last three months, peaking at $300 million.


Saleh added that transactions had experienced a dramatic fall in the first two days of February, ranging from $3-$4 million.Saleh said the new measures were not adopted at the request of the United States."This is an international issue, and we are implementing international procedures," he said.


Source
الرجوع الى أعلى الصفحة اذهب الى الأسفل
 
Support Removal of Iraq Landmines
استعرض الموضوع السابق استعرض الموضوع التالي الرجوع الى أعلى الصفحة 
صفحة 1 من اصل 1
 مواضيع مماثلة
-
» قناة الحرة و قناة الحرة عراق البث المباشر

صلاحيات هذا المنتدى:لاتستطيع الرد على المواضيع في هذا المنتدى
البيت الآرامي العراقي :: منتديات عامة متنوعة Miscellaneous General forums :: منتدى باللغة الانكليزية English Forum-
انتقل الى: