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New Kirkuk governor will be decided soon: PUK By Rudaw 23 hours ago Khalid Shwani’s name has been floated as a possible candidate for the post of Kirkuk governor. File photo: Rudaw ERBIL, Kurdistan – A new candidate for the post of Kirkuk governor has been floated by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) as the province remains in political limbo and objections were raised about the PUK’s first nominee. The PUK and KDP expect to reach an agreement on the candidate soon. “The position of Kirkuk’s governor is for the Kurds and it’s the PUK’s share. Among the names discussed, Khalid Shwani is a very suitable candidate because he is from Kirkuk and is familiar with the place,” Salah Dalo, a member of Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) politburo, told Rudaw on Tuesday. Political posts in the disputed province are shared among the ethnic groups with the position of governor given to the Kurds. Khalid Shwani was previously a member of the Iraqi parliament within the PUK faction. He is currently a member of the party’s politburo. His name was floated in talks between the PUK and KDP, the two ruling parties in the Kurdistan Region. Shwani said on Tuesday he has not been broached on the subject, however. An Iraqi court ordered Kirkuk’s Kurdish governor Najmaldin Karim removed from his post ahead of the September referendum because of his support for the independence vote and backing the decision to raise the Kurdistan flag in the disputed province earlier in the 2017. Karim left the city when the Iraqi army took over in mid-October and Baghdad assigned Rakan al-Jabouri, an Arab, as interim governor. PUK had first suggested Rizgar Ali to fill the position, but the KDP has opposed his candidacy, claiming he belongs to the group that “sold” Kirkuk to Baghdad. The final decision rests with the PUK, Dalo explained. PUK’s spokesperson Saad Pira said they are not in dispute with the KDP over the position. “We will soon decide on who will become the governor,” said Pira in a statement to Rudaw on Tuesday. Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, also deputy head of the KDP, confirmed the two parties have discussed the matter, “but we are yet to reach a decision. There will be more meetings on the matter,” he told reporters on Monday. Kirkuk’s Provincial Council has failed to meet regularly since the disputed province came under Iraqi control in mid-October and many of the Kurdish parties fled the city. The KDP did not attend a meeting of the Kurdish parties in Kirkuk on Monday. The party has said they won’t attend a meeting in the city because it is “occupied.” The KDP has asked for the provincial council to meet at a location outside of Kirkuk. Meanwhile, Kurdish parties have said the provincial council is essentially defunct and have accused the acting Governor Jabouri of exploiting the power void. There are also concerns of a new wave of Arabization taking place.
Kurdish lawmaker stresses the need for an international point of entry in the "new" oil agreement between Baghdad and Erbil Thursday October 201 529 17:46 Alsumaria News / Baghdad MP for the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Abdul Ghani Yahya, on Thursday, the need for an international point of entry to be honorable to the "new" oil agreement scheduled to be completed in Baghdad between the federal government and the province of Kurdistan. Yahya said in an interview with Alsumaria's News, "It is necessary that the conclusion of a new oil agreement between the federal government and the Kurdistan region," stressing "the need to be there an international point of a third party, be honorable and monitoring of the agreement the two sides will be signed in Baghdad." Yahya added, that "the previous agreement between the two parties failed to achieve its objectives, and must sign a new agreement on the parties to ensure their rights." And called on the Presidency of the Office of the Kurdistan region, on Wednesday (October 28, 2015) to oil deal "clear" between the province and the center, and as pointed out that the current agreement which "lack", confirmed near Visit Kurdish delegation to Baghdad. The Council of Ministers decided, in (2 December 2014), to approve the oil agreement between Baghdad and the Kurdistan region which provides for the delivery of the region no less than 250 thousand barrels of oil per day to Baghdad for the purpose of export, after reaching the Kurdish delegation headed by Nechirvan Barzani, with the Iraqi government an agreement on the share region in the budget and export of oil.
Shammari: Hakim's visit to the region aimed at the development of a roadmap for the outstanding issues between Baghdad and Erbil 10:53: 09/22/2014 Khandan -ali Naji said the leader of the Islamic Supreme Council Fadi al-Shammari, said the visit of the President of the Supreme Council Ammar al-Hakim of the Kurdistan region, aimed at the development of a roadmap to address the outstanding issues between the province and the center according to the Iraqi constitution and the laws in force. Al-Shammari said in a statement to "Khandan" that " Visit Mr. Hakim to the Kurdistan region was emphasized during which, on the Strengthening of bilateral relations between the national and Kurdish coalitions. " and Al-Shammari said, "it was also to discuss outstanding issues between the province and the center and pave the way for a road map and clear-cut, according to the Constitution and laws, to address these issues." Prime Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani met on Sunday, Mr. Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council. reported presidency of the province in a statement that he has been through Allqabges relations between the Iraqi political forces and the latest political and security developments in Iraq and the political process and the formation of the Iraqi government, also discussed the threats of terrorists Daash and victories Peshmerga forces of Kurdistan in the fronts of confrontation against terrorists, and the meeting discussed the problems between the region and Baghdad was confirmed by the two parties on the need to address the problems and differences between Arbil and Baghdad. In another aspect of the meeting was talking about helping the displaced with reference to the efforts of the Government of the Territory in the shelter, stressing that the most effective solution for the situation of the displaced is returned to their areas and ensure their protection and compensation, and the Iraqi government to assume its responsibilities and the implementation of its obligations in this regard.
Hey everyone, Happy Wednesday! I’m sure you’ve all noticed, but there’s a LOT going on in the news regarding oil, Kurdistan, Erbil… this is ALL good for progress on the HCL, which I mentioned last week (and the week before I believe!). Example: http://iqd.me/l/v-t0 With that said, most of what I want to say will be answered in the weekly dinar questions… so here we go! Hey eburt - that's been floating around for a while now on various news channels. The opposite has also been making the rounds... I don't see any reason to worry about it any more than any other news reports. I don't think it will happen. What I was referring to was the progress on the HCL! The Kurds meeting in Baghdad to discuss oil and the recent discussions on Erbil are EXACTLY that... this is good stuff! The name below: Obviously the HCL isn't resolved yet, but we're seeing a major flurry of news on it. I'm pretty excited about it right now. And "1166 to 1165"... , yes I guess that is *technically* a move in the right direction, but I don't believe that will be the case! I can't give an exact date on Parliament, and even if I did they could change it. They are indeed making progress towards resolving the oil laws and I don't think the WTO is a requirement, either legally or fundamentally. Note: they don't have to be in full agreement on the oil situation in order to RV. They can RV and still continue to argue, just like they did before the value dropped. Anyone who thinks they have to all hold hands and sing a happy song together before they will raise the value is simply wrong. First, the HCL: Look for oil news in the News Forum here at dinarvets. Second, WTO: If they raise the value of their dinar, who here thinks they won't be ushered into the WTO shortly after? WTO doesn't have to come first! Make sense? Like I said above, they will always dig their heels and bicker, even after the RV. That's just their culture. Richard Sherman, the guy who singlehandedly made every undecided fan an instant Broncos supporter? That guy obviously has no class, and he showed it right there. I feel bad for his teammates. (Except for the fact that he is actually really good ) That's a great question, and believe it or not... it's been asked and answered a bunch of times in the past. I'll give you my opinion. First, these "trillion dollar contracts" aren't paid out in lump sums - they are paid in installments, just like any other contract. So when the value of the dinar spikes drastically, the future value of the unpaid work is like the future value of a loaf of bread. A loaf of bread that's worth 2000 dinar today is not going to be worth 2000 dinar after the RV. Second, the contracts that are paid in trillions of dinars aren't kept in dinars under some contractors bed.... they are converted to another currency. Therefore the "trillions" of dinars have already been converted to millions of (USD or some other currency), which really makes this question a fun brain teaser... but not much of an argument against an RV. And as I'm sure you all know about me... I don't waste my time arguing about it anyway. We will all see how it pans out one way or another, and hopefully pretty soon!