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  1. 4 hours ago, 6ly410 said:

    Baghdad is trying to return Erbil to the House of Obedience after its 15-year rebellion




    Baghdad-Iraq today:

    Once again, the dispute between Baghdad and Erbil over Kurdistan's oil contracts is escalating, following the Federal Court's decision, which decided their illegality.

    On February 15, the Federal Supreme Court of Iraq issued a ruling declaring the unconstitutionality of the Oil and Gas Law of the Kurdistan Regional Government, issued in 2007, and repealing the law for violating the provisions of constitutional articles, as well as obligating the region to hand over oil production to the federal government.

    And the Kurdistan region had begun to sell oil in isolation from the federal government, after a stifling financial crisis as a result of the collapse of oil prices during the ISIS invasion of areas in Iraq, as well as the disputes with Baghdad that prompted the latter to stop paying the salaries of the region's employees.

    The regional government began exporting and selling crude oil to international markets in October 2012, after contracting with major international companies, including "Exxon Mobil", to explore and extract oil, which angered the Baghdad authorities, who considered it a violation of the provisions of the constitution.

    Since then, Baghdad and Erbil have been in a state of controversy and disagreement over oil revenues and the accuracy of the numbers of quantities exported through Kurdistan, as well as the ongoing conflict over the disputed areas between the center and the region.

    The Baghdad authorities have long called on the regional government to submit statements of its oil exports and oblige to hand over its financial imports to the federal treasury, after stipulating that in return for securing Kurdistan's operating expenses.

    The Iraqi Oil Minister, Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar, had proposed last April, the establishment of a new oil company in Erbil that would manage the entire oil activity according to the powers, standards and assets that are prepared and assessed by the National Oil Company and the Federal Ministry of Oil.

    According to the same proposal, Abdul-Jabbar called for opening a bank escrow account in an international bank for the purpose of depositing all revenues from the sale and export of crude oil, provided that it was owned by the Ministry of Finance and used to secure payments for the region in the event of a delay in sending it from the Federal Ministry of Finance.

    On May 19, after the failure of negotiations with Erbil, the Iraqi Ministry of Oil asked oil and gas companies operating in the Kurdistan region to sign new contracts with the state-owned Marketing Company (SOMO) instead of the regional government, in a new attempt to control revenues from the region. semi-independent.

    The Ministry of Oil confirmed that it would start implementing the Federal Court ruling issued in February, "which considered the legal foundations of the oil and gas sector in the Kurdistan region unconstitutional after the failure of talks with the regional government."

    Article 11 of the Iraqi constitution in force for 2005 states: "Oil and gas belong to all the Iraqi people in all regions and governorates."

    6ly410 Thanks,  Excellent article now git er done IRAQ....👍👍🙏🙏


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  2. 5 minutes ago, 6ly410 said:

    Kurdistan refuses to abide by the decision of the Federal Court and the Minister of Oil's recognition of the "failure" of negotiations.. 5 options for dealing with the region's oil


    Yes Iraq: Baghdad

    Adviser to the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government for Energy Affairs, Rebwar Khansi, confirmed today, Tuesday, that the region will not comply with the decision of the Federal Court regarding the oil and gas law in the region, after a previous admission by the Federal Minister of Oil of the failure to reach an agreement with the region, which may lead the federal government to 5 options. To address this file, especially after the Minister of Oil threatened to implement the court's decision.

    Khensi said, "The Iraqi government will not be able to implement the decision of the Federal Court regarding the oil and gas law in the Kurdistan region."

    He added, "We will not abide by the decision of the Federal Supreme Court, which states that the oil and gas law is unconstitutional for the regional government, because it is against the constitution."

    The Federal Supreme Court issued, earlier, a ruling ruling that the oil and gas law of the Kurdistan Regional Government, issued in 2007, was unconstitutional, and rescinded it for violating the provisions of constitutional articles, as well as obligating the region to hand over oil production to the federal government.


    For his part, Iraqi Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar announced that negotiations with the Kurdistan delegation, regarding the management of the energy file in the region, failed and did not achieve any positive results.

    Abdul Jabbar said during a meeting of the Ministry’s opinion board that “the Ministry of Oil will proceed towards the literal application of the decision of the Federal Supreme Court in Iraq regarding the management of the energy file in Iraq,” stressing the need for the state to manage the oil activity to ensure its unity.


    Options available for dealing with Kurdistan's oil

    For his part, the oil expert, Nabil Al-Marsoumi, believes that there are 5 options for dealing with the oil of the Kurdistan region, after the Federal Supreme Court in Iraq ruled that Kurdistan is illegal to produce and export oil and gas independently of the central government in Baghdad, and after Kurdistan refused to implement the court’s decision.

    Al-Marsoumi shows that “the options available to the Iraqi government are: The first option: to resume the lawsuit filed by the Oil Ministry at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris against Turkey, which since 2014 has allowed Kurdistan to export its oil independently of the Iraqi central government by connecting Kurdish pipelines. With the Iraqi-Turkish line in the Kurdish town of Fishkhabour, which enabled the region to sell its oil and keep its revenues without the authorization of the Iraqi Oil Ministry, which Baghdad considered an illegal practice, prompting the Iraqi Oil Marketing Company (SOMO) on behalf of the Oil Ministry to resort to international arbitration and file a lawsuit against The Turkish government, represented by the state-owned BOTAŞ, the pipeline operator.

    And he shows that “any ruling against Turkey will lead to obligating it to follow Baghdad’s instructions regarding marketing all Iraqi oil and loading it in Ceyhan, and the court’s decision may open the door for Iraq to claim compensation, and it is known that this pipeline currently transports about 500,000 barrels per day, of which 400,000 barrels per day are from Kurdistan oil.” And 100,000 barrels per day of Kirkuk crude.”

    He added that the second option is "reserving Kurdistan's oil revenues that are in international banks, which will put the regional government in a more difficult financial situation than it is." As for the third option, it is "to stop sending any money to Kurdistan from the general budget until the implementation of Federal Court Decision.

    Regarding the fourth option, Al-Massoumi refers to “entering direct negotiations with foreign companies operating in the region for the purpose of reviewing the contracts signed between them and the region and amending them in the interest of both parties, provided that the Ministry of Oil, through one of its companies, manage these contracts, and if the companies refuse, it is possible to claim Western and Arab countries that have companies operating in the Kurdistan region apply legal measures against these companies, which may cause urgent losses to the shares of these companies in the global stock market.”

    As for the fifth option, it is “to sue the companies that are currently working on laying a pipeline to transport gas from Kurdistan to Europe via Turkey for contradicting the decision of the Federal Court, which canceled the Oil and Gas Law of 2007 in Kurdistan

    6ly410 Thanks,  Excellent articles keep em coming...👍👍🙏🙏.


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  3. 41 minutes ago, yota691 said:
    Talabani: We will not stand idly by before punishing Sulaymaniyah financially and manipulating the power of its citizens is a red line
    {Political: Al Furat News} The President of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Bafel Jalal Talabani, met today, Thursday, at the headquarters of the political office of the Union in Erbil, with representatives of foreign countries, international organizations and institutions in the Kurdistan region.

    Talabani said during the meeting, according to a statement by his office, which {Euphrates News} received a copy of, that "the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan is a party that has political weight within the internal, Iraqi and global political equations and has its own tasks. Neighboring countries, and we will work to develop and protect these relations on the basis of protecting the higher and common interests.
    On the election file, Bafel Talabani said:
    Regarding the financial conditions imposed on the provinces of Sulaymaniyah, Halabja, Garmian and Rabreen, Talabani said, "We will not stand idly by in the face of injustice, opacity, monopoly, discrimination and waste of public revenues, and we will have our position," noting that "punishing the people of that region and manipulating the lives and livelihoods of its citizens is a red line. We will not remain silent about these situations, and all options are open to us."
    Regarding the gas file and the attempts to export it abroad, between Talabani, “the contracts and their clauses must be clarified to the people of Kurdistan and we do not want to bring other tragedies to the region, and we must work transparently on this file and the citizens of Kurdistan must be part of this file, and any efforts outside these demands are rejected.
     And I announce here that he (on my dead body) will extend the gas pipeline to the outside if it violates what the citizens demand and is not in their service, and this is a demand for the masses of the people of Kurdistan, and I will implement it and I will not choose to remain silent about sabotaging the lives and livelihoods of our people.
    "Unfortunately, some of those companies operating in The oil field is managed by the parties and used for personal interests, and we reject the continuation of these conditions and we will not allow any party or force to use the people's livelihood and livelihood for their personal interests."
    Bafel Talabani sent a strongly worded message through representatives of foreign countries to the party that wants to sabotage the conditions of the Kurdistan Region, especially the situation in Sulaymaniyah, Garmian, Halabja and Rabreen, and wants to impose an economic siege on those areas, that the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan will not accept any subordination or expulsion from any party or A political party, we believe in political struggle and reject the imposition of wills and exclusivity in any form, and in order to correct mistakes, we will take all necessary steps for the sake of the lives and livelihoods of our citizens."

    Yota, Excellent article keep em coming....👍👍

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  4. 2 hours ago, Rochester said:

    This is good. From a practical political point of view. In Iraq, it's all about playing off the ethnicities, all of whom despise each other, in order to progress. They all compete for power. What works in that situation, is sometimes reasonable negotiations. That failed with the Kurds. Now on to Plan B: imposing the will of the majority on the minority: We are there.


    How: Kurds are about 20% of the Iraqi population. America isn't in Iraq now, protecting them. No military support system" rel="">support for them. They are vulnerable, militarily. They remember the horrors Saddam inflicted on them, back in the 1980s.


    Kurds are one of the main obstacles, to passing an oil law. The Kurdish position is insecure: They have no sea port. Land locked country. They depend on the central government of Baghdad. The Shiite Arabs are 60% of the population. The Kurds, only 20. They are outnumbered.


    Till now, they have used their hand, to press for more. Now they can't offer any legal challenge. If they don't go along, force will be inflicted upon them. Not a support system" rel="">support for force, just an obvious observation: deal or you will be forced to deal. The minority Kurds can no longer obstruct progress, legally. Good. Eventually the majority will rule. This forces the Kurds to make peace, pass the oil law. Good for us. :cheesehead: 🍻 :soon:...all good 👍

    Rochester Thanks,  Excellent analysis and 100 Percent Totally in agreement.  The KRG primarily the KDP Group are the worse which are the Barzani Family...I hope the Iraq GOI hold them accountable to the Federal Courts ruling on the Oil & Gas Law.  Force the Parliament to vote on the "HCL" immediately and take full control of the Oil / and distribute amongst the Iraqi citizens..👍👍🙏🙏.


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  5. 1 hour ago, Synopsis said:




    So, how does the "flat" "earth" model SUDDENLY become "immovable" WITHOUT gravity AND "accelerating" "upwards" AT "nominally" 32.174 ft/s2???!!!




    2 Bible results for “immovable” from 
    New International Version.
     Results 1-2. 
    1. The folds of its flesh are tightly joined; they are firm and immovable.
    2. On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves.
    1 Bible results for “immovable” from 
    New English Translation.
     Results 1-1. 
    1. The folds of its flesh are tightly joined; they are firm on it, immovable.
    Only even MORE LIES from the "flat" "earthers" to say The Bible notes THEE "earth" AS "flat"!!!
    Flat Earth.
    :facepalm3:   :facepalm3:   :facepalm3:
    Looking at ALL the "flat" "earther" LIES THAT ARE ENTIRELY INSUPPORTABLE AS "fact", WHAT, pray tell, ARE THEE "flat" "earther"s "hoping" TO "achieve"???!!!
    Deceiving others for self styled "intellectual" "superiority" based on "flat" "earth" STUPIDITY.
    :facepalm3:   :facepalm3:   :facepalm3:
    Flat Earth is ENTIRELY STUPID.
    Basic observable FACTS, like the sun rising AND setting DAILY, demonstrate "flat "earth" IS A LIE AND ENTIRELY STUPID!!!
    The "flat" "earth" "model" has the sun appearing in the sky from the bottom up and disappearing from the sky from the top down.
    The sun ACTUALLY appears over the Spherical (geoidal) Earth horizon from the top down AND disappears over the nominally opposite Spherical (geoidal) Earth horizon from the bottom up.
    Flat Earth.
    :facepalm3:   :facepalm3:   :facepalm3:
    Flat Earth is REALLY, REALLY STUPID.

    Synopsis,  Good to see you back on DV....Let's hope this is our year...👍👍🙏🙏.


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