Minister of Finance Bayan Jabr of Iraq

Unlike most Shia of Iraq, Baqir Jabr is of mixed Turkish and Kurdish ancestry.
Bayan Jabr was a participant or observer in the following events: April 28, 2005: Bayan Jabr Appointed Head of Interior MinistrysEL('1626004942-12405','12405') The cabinet for the elected Iraqi Transitional Government in Iraq is approved, with Shiite figure Bayan Jabr as the new interior minster.
Jabr was a former member of the Iranian-supported Badr Brigade, which is the military wing of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq SCIRI.
Obviously, Jabr was an awful choice for the role of interior minister, and was a significant factor in the Jaafari regime's loss of trust and credibility.
Yet in recent days, Jabr has added a new public role to go with his "achievements" as a pro-Iranian militia leader and disastrous interior minister: He has become a source for The Washington Post on the issue of the infiltrated Iraqi police force.
People in camouflage uniforms took them like sheep,' Jabr said contemptuously.
Jabr has a history of giving self-serving, exculpatory interviews to the Western press.
In that interview, the "engaging, charming" Jabr was reportedly "candid about the deep problems within the Iraqi security forces.
of Sunni men and stymied investigations into Interior-run death squads.
2005 election brought a religious Sh'ite coalition to power, Sunnis allege, he began remaking the paramilitary National Police into Shi'ite shock troops.
conflict will have the law and American training on its side.
finance Minister Bayan Jabr said the Finance Ministry will review the $68.
According to recent reports the Iraqi finance Minister Bayan Jabr has earmarked some USD 15 billion to start rebuilding the country.
Planning Minister Ali Baban and finance Minister Bayan Jabr said rejecting the pact in the 275-seat legislature could cause security problems that would.
Bayan Jabr said Sunday that Iraq needs the security pact to ensure that its reconstruction funds remain protected by the United States and United Nations.
Iraqi finance minister Bayan Jabr said the $15 billion, representing at least 25 percent of the 2009 proposed budget, is still short of the hundreds of.
A top deputy in the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), a major Shi'ite political party, Jabr was appointed minister of interior after the Iraqi elections in January 2005.
Jabr denies this and says his forces were focused only on taking out terrorists and insurgents.
Finance Minister Bayan Jabr said in a statement that the Finance Ministry will reconsider the budget in early 2009 and order austerity measures if necessary.
Because oil prices continue to fall, Iraqi Finance Minister Bayan Jabr said Saturday that the country will trim its budget for next year by about 16%, which also represents a cut from the 2008 spending program.
Jabr is a member of the Badr Brigade, the armed wing of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq - the dominant member of the Shiite alliance.
Jabr was unharmed and the suspect was detained and turned over to police, he added.
Bayan Jabr is clearly an old-time revolutionary deeply committed to SCIRI's paramilitary actions.
Jabr has been under pressure to step down since a Nov 15 raid by US.
Jabr is a senior official in a major Shi'ite party, the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), which operates the Badr Brigade militia and maintains close ties with neighboring Iran.
The deaths squads that we have captured are in the defense and interior ministries, Minister of Interior Bayan Jabr said during a joint news conference with the Minister of Defense.
Interior Minister Jabr said that investigations into death squads were still ongoing in the Defense Ministry.
Jabr is a senior leader of the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq, a leading Shiite political party, and has close ties to the Badr Organization.
Jabr was a former high-ranking member of the Iranian-backed Badr Brigade, the military arm of the fundamentalist Shiite Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) that is now the dominant political force in the country.
Along with Chalabi, Jabr was among a group of sixty-five exiles named to the Iraqi Opposition Coordinating Committee that was founded in London in December of 2002, just three months before the American invasion.
General Muntazar al-Samarrai, a former commander of special forces at the Interior Ministry, publicly stated that Jabr had condoned the torture of detainees.
Either way, Jabr is thought to have greatly contributed to the political violence in Iraq.
Interviews and internal documents show that a number of senior CPA officials, as well as the local CIA station, became convinced that Jabr was unusually corrupt and thuggish, even by the dismal standards of postwar Iraq.
A memo Karem sent to Bremer on April 12, 2004, referred to “increasing allegations of corruption at the Ministry,” complained that Jabr had been “less than forthright about his practices,” and detailed what it called his “more egregious management practices,” including his engineering of “systematic work stoppages of time sensitive projects which you had designated a priority.
They walked in expecting to hear that Jabr had been fired.
Bayan Jabr came back and said, "No, he's not there.
Since Bayan Jabr had given me permission to go to the bunker, I believed that I owed it to him to tell him what I found.
I think that indirectly Bayan Jabr was responsible, because as the minister of interior he's responsible for everything that happens inside the ministry.
Jabr said there's been a lot of exaggeration about this whole bunker issue; that, in fact, nobody was beheaded or killed.
Again, Bayan Jabr is speaking from a position of speculation because he never personally went there.
During the visit, Bayan Jabr is also expected to resolve the issue of Iraqi assets Saddam Hussein's regime had entrusted in Syrian banks.
IEA predicts oil prices will continue to fall; Iraq forced to cut its budget as oil prices fall; UAE has cut crude oil production.
But after Bayan Jabr was promoted to interior minister in 2005 and reports grew about death squads, they became too angry to keep quiet.
When Bayan Jabr took over as minister, he was responsible for training police troops.
ROBERTS: Jabr denies either condoning or controlling these death squads.
AL-DANNI (through translator): This started when Bayan Jabr was a minister of the Interior.
Aren't we Muslims? Aren't we brothers? ROBERTS: Jabr says al-Danni never came to him with the problem.
ROBERTS: Jabr says he investigated, that Usaran was misinformed, and that the floor in the Ministry was, in fact, the accounting department.
Speaking at a US-Iraqi investment conference in Baghdad, Jabr said a government study determined Iraq needs some $400 billion to upgrade its existing infrastructure and build new facilities.
Jabr said Iraq's 30 private banks are still grappling.
Bayan Jabr is tied in with Al-Maliki.
Bayan Jabr is currently serving as the Finance Minister of Iraq in the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
Bayan Jabr is a senior member of the Shiite United Iraqi Alliance and the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI.
Why Iraq's Police Are a Deadly Problem: Interior Minister Bayan Jabr has turned the US.
While allowing an Iranian-trained militia to take over the ministry, critics say, Jabr has authorized the targeted assassination of Sunni men and stymied investigations into Interior-run death squads.
But ever since Jabr was appointed Interior Minister after the January 2005 election brought a religious Sh'ite coalition to power, Sunnis allege, he began remaking the paramilitary National Police into Shi'ite shock troops.
A member of the Iranian-backed Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), Jabr fled to Iran in the 1970s to avoid Saddam's crackdown.
That would most certainly include the former members of Saddam Hussein's Special Forces and Republican Guards which initially made up the bulk of the National Police when Jabr took charge.
State Department, in a report released two weeks ago, documented numerous incidents in 2005, dating back to early May when Jabr was first appointed Interior Minister, where Sunni men were killed execution-style by Interior Ministry police or Shi'ite militias.
Thanks in part to the Interior Minister's "nonfeasance," said Burke, the former Interior Ministry adviser, Jabr was at least indirectly responsible for the deaths of hundreds of military-age Sunni men whose bodies have turned up at the sewage plant in southeast Baghdad since late December.
And as long as Jabr is running the Interior Ministry and its police forces, there is little doubt which of the two in such a conflict will have the law  and American training  on its side.
You can imagine what could happen to a minister or an ambassador while passing through these gates when those terrorists are there," Jabr said in the interview conducted at his office in the Green Zone -- a 2-square-mile hunk of prime real estate on the west bank of the Tigris River.
Jabr is a Shiite and his ministry, which controls the police, has been repeatedly accused of allowing death squads to operate against Sunnis as the two Muslim sects settle old scores.
Interior's Bayan Jabr is a Shiite activist who joined the Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution in Iran during the Saddam years, then headed the council's office in Syria.
BAGHDAD Finance Minister Bayan Jabr is traveling abroad to convince deep-pocketed foreigners that it is now safe enough to invest in Iraq.
Jabr is an unlikely figure for the job of wooing foreign investment.
Jabr says he is well suited for his current job of cheerleading for foreign investment.
Jabr says he is working with other colleagues in the government, like Deputy Prime Minister Barham Salih, a key figure in economic-overhaul efforts, to try to change the minds of his skeptical colleagues.
Jabr said that in a private cabinet meeting more than two weeks ago, some government officials grumbled about the cement deal.
Jabr said Iraq was building more border posts and beefing up its security forces to better patrol the frontier.
The Interior Ministry is also recruiting new police, and Jabr said he expected to double the 67,000-strong force by the beginning of next year.
Jabr said a trial for Saddam was important to send a message to insurgents that the Iraqi dictator would never return to power.
Jabr said he personally instructed his officers to take suspects to the center because they were considered the most dangerous, The Associated Press reported.
Iraqi Interior Minister Bayan Jabr said Thursday a secret prison near Baghdad was used only for the worst criminals, and claims of torture are exaggerated.
Seven of the prisoners showed signs of torture, and Jabr said the government would investigate fully with US.
But Jabr said Zarqawi ''is weak now" after coalition forces forced him from Baghdad.
Jabr said that while Jordan was committed to cracking down on insurgents and their supporters, Iraqi expatriates in Jordan are still managing to support the militants financially, Jabr said -- noting that Zarqawi is Jordanian-born.
The reader continued, saying, "Baqr Solag Jabr is actually from al-Amara, the province in the south of Iraq that was named Maysan by the Baath.
Nasser went on to say, "Before the fall of the Baath, Baqr Solag Jabr was the representative of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq in Damascus, Syria, under the name Bayan Jabr.
the Israelis run it as long, as the money is good.
Chalabi, and Bayan Jabr is a cousin.
They say, 'We are ready to cooperate,' and I hope they cooperate, but only talking is not sufficient," Jabr said a day before the interior ministers of Iraq's neighbors were scheduled to meet in Istanbul.