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Interpol informs Kurdistan that the handover of Najmuddin will be to Baghdad, not to Arbil

Political | 12:28 - 22/05/2019

 
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BAGHDAD - 
An Iraqi source in Beirut revealed on Wednesday the repercussions of the arrest of Najmuddin Karim, the former governor of Kirkuk, pointing out that Interpol told Kurdistan that the handover of Najmuddin would be to Baghdad, not to Arbil. 
The source said, according to "RT", "contacts are conducted by the federal judiciary in Baghdad and the Kurdistan region of Iraq to receive Karim, who was arrested yesterday at Beirut airport, and there are differences between Baghdad and Erbil on the matter, but Interpol confirmed that the detainee will not be handed over to the federal judiciary" . 
He added that "INTERPOL informed the Iraqi Kurdistan authorities that the arrest was based on a memorandum issued by the federal government and not from Kurdistan, so the extradition process will not be for Erbil." 
He pointed out, "the existence of intensive contacts between Iraqi political leaders and officials in Lebanon for his release," noting that "Karim position in the area of Badaro."

 
 
 
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Editorial date: 2019/5/22 14:26  274 times read
INTERPOL: We will not hand over Kirkuk's former governor to non-Baghdad
BAGHDAD: An Iraqi source in Beirut revealed on Wednesday the repercussions of the arrest of Najmuddin Karim, the former governor of Kirkuk, the doctor of the late Iraqi president Jalal Talabani.
The source said in a press statement that "contacts are conducted by the federal judiciary in Baghdad and the Kurdistan region to receive Karim, who was arrested yesterday at Beirut airport, and there are differences between Baghdad and Erbil on the matter, but Interpol confirmed that the detainee will not be handed over to the federal judiciary. 
He added that "Interpol informed the Iraqi Kurdistan authorities that the arrest was based on a memorandum issued by the federal government and not from Kurdistan, so the extradition process will not be for Erbil." 
He pointed to "the existence of intensive contacts between Iraqi political leaders and officials in Lebanon for his release," noting that "Karim position in the area of Badaro." 
The security forces in Beirut, arrested on Tuesday, the arrest of Najmuddin Karim, the former governor of Kirkuk, the doctor of former Iraqi President Jalal Talabani on the basis of arrest warrant issued by the Iraqi judiciary on corruption charges. "
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The United Nations responds to a request by Nechirvan Barzani on Article 140 of the Constitution of Iraq

By Rudao 1 hour ago
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Immediately after the new government cab for its tasks, the United Nations will begin work on the application of Article 140 of the Iraqi Constitution, this is what the representative of the United Nations replied to the request of the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region. 

"First of all, we need a new government in the Kurdistan region, and then we will need to start our contacts with the federal government," said UN Special Envoy to Iraq Jenin Hennes Plachkart. "I think we will start this time taking steps in front."

"Article 140 is the subject that has been waiting on the table for a long time, and you are telling me this, I think it is time this time to solve it and find a radical solution to it, instead To remain stuck in the midst of the relationship between the territorial government and the federal government. " 

The announcement of the first official of the United Nations in Iraq came after a request by the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and members of the Security Council.

Often, in cases where there are problems, the weaker party in the conflict resorted to the United Nations to seek international mediation in order to obtain, at least through international legitimacy, part of its rights. On the subject of Kirkuk and Article 140, the Kurds are considered the weakest party, Article 140 of the Constitution of Iraq has political and military power to sit at the negotiating table, as in the past, and negotiate with Baghdad on those areas. 

Therefore, the letter of Nejirvan Barzani to the United Nations, the beginning of the process of resolving the issue of Article 140 and reduce the damage to the Kurds during the events of 16 October 2017, Barzani suggested in his letter that "the United Nations can play a key role" as an intermediary " Between Baghdad and Erbil to resolve the outstanding problems between them, "including the application of Article 140 of the Iraqi Constitution."

Plashkhar, before her visit to New York, met in Erbil with Nechirvan Barzani and discussed with him the conditions of the disputed areas, and both sides to normalize security conditions in those areas and the return of citizens to their areas through coordination between Erbil and Baghdad, Kurdistan Region for the meeting. 

In a draft resolution, the UN Security Council extends the mandate of UNAMI and sets priorities for the mission during the extension period. The issue of Kirkuk and Article 140 has not been included in the mission's priorities in previous years because of Baghdad's objections. 

In this regard, Iraq's representative to the United Nations did not explicitly oppose this idea. During his speech at the UN meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, Iraq's Ambassador to the United Nations, Mohammed Bahr al-Ulum, described the improved relations between Baghdad and Erbil as a gain for the new Iraqi government Headed by Adel Abdul Mahdi.

"Among these things, the relationship between Baghdad and Erbil, which is at its best since its inception, and we will continue in our endeavors and coordination between us." 

At a meeting on Tuesday, the UN Security Council extended the duration of the UN mission in Iraq for another year.

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This will take time. The Kurds want credit for oil pumped in Kirkuk. This is 

an area clearly not in the Kurd's regions. They are claiming that because the

people of this area are Kunds by religion that entitles them somehow.  Yikes!!!

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Kirkuk is not part of the region no matter how loud the Kurds scream that

somehow it is.  

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Well we will find out how fast the UN can get this done. 

 

Thanks Butifldrm  :D

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Do you guys think we will see an RV before Art140?

 

 

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Kurdistan Region rights commission calls for suspension of acting Kirkuk governor amid 'Arabization' policy

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Kurdistan rights commission calls for suspension of acting Kirkuk governor amid 'Arabization' policy
An "Arabization" policy enacted during the previous Iraqi dictatorship regime is being revived in disputed territories, namely Kirkuk. (Photo: Archive)
 

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Kurdistan Region’s human rights commission released a statement on Wednesday calling for the suspension of administrative decisions made by the acting governor of Kirkuk against the Kurds who live in the contested province.

The statement comes in response to the ongoing “Arabization process” in Kirkuk and Khanaqin, where four Kurdish citizens were arrested on Wednesday for refusing to forcefully leave their homes and lands after Iraq’s North Oil Company claimed the properties belonged to them.

The human rights commission accused the acting Governor of Kirkuk, Rakan Saeed, of supporting efforts “to impose a demographic change on the disputed territories around Kirkuk against the Kurdish citizens.”

According to residents in the area, Saeed isgiving five households at a time an ultimatum to evacuate their homes in the villages of Juplija, Bajwan, and Hanjera or face three-month detention if they do not comply.

Kurdistan 24 could not independently verify those claims.

However, multiple Kurdish communities have been forced to leave their homes because others have made claims to the land using the same deeds they were given during previous Arabization campaigns enacted during the reign of Saddam Hussein. Saeed has been accused of approving these administrative procedures against the Kurds that live in Kirkuk and its surrounding villages.

The Kurdistan Region’s human rights commission described the decisions as “a violation of the Iraqi Constitution, especially article 140 regarding the disputed territories.”

The fate of disputed territories between Erbil and Baghdad, specifically Kirkuk, was constitutionally determined based on Article 140, which requires a referendum to be held in the province for people to decide on the future of the area: whether it should be part of the KRG or the federal government.

The date of the referendum was set to December 2007, but over a decade has since passed. The article goes unimplemented and is one of the long-standing disputes between Erbil and Baghdad.

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Acting Kirkuk governor allows Kurdish farmers to harvest their crops

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A farmer harvesting his crop in the Kurdistan Region. File photo: Farzin Hassan/Rudaw

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - The acting governor of Kirkuk city announced on Wednesday that Kurdish farmers in Palkana village in Dibis town could harvest their crops amid growing land disputes between Kurds and Arabs in the region.


According to Abdulmutalib Najmaldin, the acting mayor of Sargaran, a meeting attended by the Kirkuk governor Rakan Saaed al-Jabouri, Kirkuk agriculture department officials, and some Arab settlers who have recently returned to Sargaran, was held to find a solution to harvesting crops on disputed lands.

A committee composed of officials from the Dibis township and Sargaran sub-district would be formed to investigate the growing number of land disputes in the area, Najmaldin added.
 
Najmaldin added from Thursday, Kurdish farmers could harvest their crops.
 

Kurdish inhabitants of Sargaran town alleged on Sunday that Arab settlers — backed by Iraqi Security Forces —  prevented the crop harvests this season in many areas of Kirkuk.

 

Some Kurdish villagers in Kirkuk have lamented that Arab settlers stole their wheat crop.

Some 16 predominately-Kurdish areas have stopped harvests because of the ongoing land disputincluding: Palkana, Sarbashakh, Shanagha, Darband, Jastan, Tel Halala, Jesuma, Chard, Gabalaka, Kharaba, Quch, Sarelu, Liheban, Sargaran, Dawood Gurga, and Sequchan.

After 2003 and the fall of the Baath regime, Iraq began a policy to reverse the regime’s “Arabization” process and the demographic changes it brought. Lands that had been confiscated from Kurds and Turkmen were returned, while the Arabs who had been settled there by the Baathists were given financial compensation.

Following the events of October 16, 2017 with the Iraqi federal forces taking over most of the disputed areas claimed by Baghdad and Erbil, many Kurdish villagers fled the area fearing violence from Iraqi and Shiite armed groups. Since then, Kurdish locals in the area have alleged that a “re-Arabization” of the region is underway.

The acting mayor of Sargaran added that the representatives of the Arab settlers at the meeting insisted that they had built houses in Palkana and surrounding villages before 2003 and that they were now returning to their properties.

Kirkuk’s governor said that Arabs were the original inhabitants of Sargaran.  
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1 hour ago, Laid Back said:

 

Do you guys think we will see an RV before Art140?

 

 

 

Hey laid back.. im not really banking on it because its so oil rich and there is going to have to be an agreement on it either with the hcl or a separate agreement some how. The kurds do have a right to kirkuk as talabani showed from his map of the 1969 borders. Sadaam created the problem by running out alot of the kurds and bringing in arabs that did not live there to change the demographics. This was all better known as part of the sykes picot agreement. So I guess we wait and see. ;)

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52 minutes ago, mylilpony said:

 

Hey laid back.. im not really banking on it because its so oil rich and there is going to have to be an agreement on it either with the hcl or a separate agreement some how. The kurds do have a right to kirkuk as talabani showed from his map of the 1969 borders. Sadaam created the problem by running out alot of the kurds and bringing in arabs that did not live there to change the demographics. This was all better known as part of the sykes picot agreement. So I guess we wait and see. ;)

Thanks for your input mylilpony,

You’re bringing some information I didn’t know about it and I really appreciate that

I guess I need to research the Sykes Picot agreement to have a better understanding 

of the whole situation.

Like you said, we wait and see 

Thanks again 👍🏼😊

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Wednesday، 22 May 2019 04:01 PM

Abd al-Mahdi warns KRG against failing to deliver oil in exchange for salaries

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Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi has issued Tuesday his first warning to the Kurdistan region in case it fails to meet its commitment in delivering oil to the federal government in exchange for salaries and other financial benefits based on the 2019 state budget, a Kurdish figure said.

In remarks on Tuesday, Jwan Ihsan, head of the PUK bloc in the House of Representatives, said that Abd al-Mahdi met in Baghdad with heads of the Kurdistan parliamentary blocs.

“The PM informed us that based on the state budget bill, Baghdad should curtail future budget transfers to the region if it fails to meet its obligations under the budget law to send oil to the Iraqi capital,” Ihsan told Asharq Al-Awsat. The PM promised that the transfers would be made in line with the law, Ihsan explained.

In related news, head of the oil and energy parliamentary committee Haibat al-Halbousi said that the PM issued his warning after being pressured by committee members.

“We cannot stay silent and wait, particularly that an agreement was reached under the new budget law to exchange oil in return of delivering benefits,” he said.

 

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The Ministry of Oil, on Wednesday, information on the Kurdistan region of Iraq to export 400,000 barrels per day, noting that Baghdad has not handed over a single barrel of the region since the beginning of 2019. 
A spokesman for the ministry Asim Jihad, said in a statement in the newspaper "Middle East" Economy News "," The agreement according to the federal budget for 2019 stipulates that the amount of 250 thousand barrels per day be counted within the amount exported for the current year, as well as expected revenues. " 
He added Jihad, "The region did not commit to deliver the agreed amounts within the federal budget," noting that "the time passes; we are now in the middle of the year almost has not been delivered and not one barrel." 
Jihad said, "There is information indicating that the production of the region of oil exceeded 600 or 700 thousand barrels per day, and exports exceeded 400 thousand barrels per day."


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 2019/05/22 13:03:53
 

The Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives Bashir Haddad on Wednesday in his official office in Baghdad, a delegation of the Committee on Agriculture and Irrigation in the Kurdistan Regional Parliament included the President and members of the Commission and the advanced cadres of the Ministry of Agriculture in the provincial government.

During the meeting, which was attended by a number of deputies of the Council, discussed the disbursement of dues of peasants of the region for the past years, and the need to benefit from the plan to expand the annual ministries of trade and agriculture in the federal government to market agricultural crops, and expand areas in the cultivation of wheat and barley throughout Kurdistan.

Al-Haddad stressed his follow-up with the Kurdish blocs issue of payment of financial dues to the peasants of the region and the rest of the provinces, explaining that in his last meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi and in the presence of the Kurdish blocs was stressed the disbursement of financial dues of the farmers of Kurdistan in coordination with the relevant ministries according to mechanisms and administrative and technical procedures followed and ensure their rights .

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A source announces details of the release of the former governor of Kirkuk

Political | 04:59 - 22/05/2019

 
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announced a parliamentary source, Wednesday, for the release of the former governor of Kirkuk , the details of Necmettin cream in the Lebanese capital of Beirut. 
The source said in an interview with Mawazine News that "the Interpol released Karim after he was arrested yesterday in the Lebanese capital Beirut," noting that "the release of the former governor of Kirkuk came after mediation between the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party Massoud Barzani and the government of Baghdad." 
"Interpol was supposed to transfer Karim to the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, but mediation has ended the matter," he said. 
For his part, the governor of Kirkuk, former Necmettin Karim, said Wednesday that he is free in the Lebanese capital Beirut, while he stressed that he will be in Erbil soon. 
"I am free in Beirut and soon I will be in Erbil and I have no problem with traveling," Karim was quoted as saying by channel 25.
The former governor of Kirkuk, "I have previously traveled outside the Kurdistan region."

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Democrat: Barzani mediated to release Necmettin

Political | 11:45 - 23/05/2019

 
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BAGHDAD - 
The political bureau of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, on Thursday, mediated by his leader Massoud Barzani and Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechervan Barzani, the release of the former governor of Kirkuk, Najmuddin Karim. 
"There is no justification for the arrest of Necmettin Kareem, and because of corruption cases, then the Iraqi government is supposed to arrest all former officials accused of these cases," Fadhil Mirani said. 
And Abizaid, that "the referendum and raising the flag of Kurdistan, his sin, we, and all honest Kurds guilty, let them come and arrest us." 
"Since yesterday, President Barzani, Barzani, Barzani has entered the line of the case and intensified their internal efforts and foreign diplomacy to release Necmettin Karim," Mirani said, adding that "defending Najemuddin Karim and any Kurd is our duty." / A.43

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Parliamentary oil: We will require Kurdistan to hand over petroleum imports to Baghdad since the beginning of 2019

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The Committee on Oil and Energy parliamentary, on Thursday, it will take measures that would oblige Kurdistan to hand over the funds of oil revenues from the beginning of this year until today, explaining that the agreement and if not implemented there are deterrent measures will be taken against Kurdistan.

The committee member Muzaffar Ismail said in a statement that "Kurdistan has not worked under the budget agreement, which provides for the delivery of imports of 250 thousand barrels of oil to Baghdad," indicating that "there are movements of the Committee of oil and energy to force the region to hand over those imports to Baghdad, to be delivered in full since the beginning of this year and to this day. "

Ismail added that "Kurdistan will face deterrent measures by the central government in the event of non-delivery of oil imports, which will be deducted from the budget allocated to them," pointing out that "the affiliation of the Minister of Finance to the Kurdish component does not mean failure to implement the orders of the government, The right of the region. "

"The irony is that the southern provinces produce oil and hand over their imports to the government, while Kurdistan takes that oil and gets its revenue, which should be done to ensure justice," he said.Ending / 25 n

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2019/05/23 09:27
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Parliamentary oil: We will require Kurdistan to hand over oil imports to Baghdad

BAGHDAD / The obelisk: The Committee on oil and energy parliamentary, on Thursday, 23 May 2019, it will take measures that would oblige Kurdistan to hand over its own funds of oil revenues since the beginning of this year until today, explaining that the agreement and in the absence of implementation there are deterrent measures will be taken Against Kurdistan.

A member of the committee Muzaffar Ismail, in a statement followed by the obelisk, that "Kurdistan did not work under the budget agreement, which provides for the delivery of imports of 250 thousand barrels of oil to Baghdad," noting that "there are movements of the Committee of oil and energy to force the region to hand over those imports to Baghdad, To be delivered in full since the beginning of this year and to this day. "

Ismail added that "Kurdistan will face deterrent measures by the central government in the event of non-delivery of oil imports, which will be deducted from the budget allocated to them," pointing out that "the affiliation of the Minister of Finance to the Kurdish component does not mean failure to implement the orders of the government, The right of the region. "

"The irony is that the southern provinces produce oil and hand over their imports to the government, while Kurdistan takes that oil and gets its revenue, which should be done to ensure justice," he said.

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A member of the House of Representatives on the mass change, Ghaleb Mohammed Ali, on Thursday, to initiate a criminal case against officials in the region on the salaries of employees and Peshmerga.

Ali said in a press conference held today, and attended by Alsumaria News, that "after the Prosecutor General in Erbil, Abu Bakr Hamid Abdullah to approach the judge investigating the integrity in the Kurdistan region, demanding to move a criminal case against a number of officials in the region, including the Minister of Finance and Economy for the purpose of calling them and questioning the fate of salaries of employees And the Peshmerga, but on the same day the prosecutor was transferred to a district outside Erbil instead of pursuing the corrupt. "

 


He added that "the head of the public prosecutor's office, for the purpose of following up the matter, said that the agency is a federal judicial authority according to Article 1 of the Public Prosecution Law No. 49 of 2017, considering that this flawed event is a violation of the Constitution and laws."

 
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Turkmen ask a question to Abdul Mahdi on the release of the former governor of Kirkuk

Political | 03:12 - 23/05/2019

 
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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - 
Iraq's Turkmen Front on Thursday asked Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi about the release of former governor of Kirkuk, Necmettin Karim, who was held in Beirut. 
"The MILF has asked Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi about the fate of the governor of Kirkuk, Necmettin Karim, who is being held in Beirut," the head of the Front, Arshad Salhi, said in an interview. 
He added that "the question about the arrest of former governor Necmettin Karim by Interpol at Beirut International Airport, including whether he will be returned to Iraq, and whether there are government mediations for his release, especially as the issues related to cases of financial corruption and impartiality and the issue affects the national security of Iraq" 29 / h

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Oil and gas disputes with Baghdad to be addressed once new KRG cabinet formed 

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Oil and gas disputes with Baghdad to be addressed once new KRG cabinet formed
An oil field in Nasiriya, in southern Iraq. (Photo: Reuters/Atef Hassan)
 

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – A delegatiom from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will visit Baghdad to discuss disputes over Iraqi oil once the new Kurdish government is formed, a member of parliament in the Iraqi capital said on Wednesday.

Oil and gas shares and distribution have been the subject of a long-standing dispute between the KRG and the federal government of Iraq since 2003.

Following the formation of the new Iraqi federal government in Oct. 2018, both Erbil and Baghdad agreed on the 2019 national budget bill, which requires the Iraqi government to deliver the salaries of KRG employees along with some financial compensation as the KRG hands over the export of 250,000 oil barrels per day (bpd) to the Iraqi oil marketing company – SOMO.

Since the beginning of this year, the Iraqi federal government headed by Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi has delivered the salaries of the KRG employees on a monthly basis, but the KRG is yet to deliver the prescribed amount of oil to Baghdad as indicated in the Iraqi national budget bill.

Over the past few weeks, many Iraqi lawmakers have complained in parliament about the delayed KRG oil transfers, questioning the silence of the Iraqi government in that regard.

On Tuesday, Abdul-Mahdi, for the first time, issued a warning to the KRG for failing to meet its commitment in the delivery of oil to Baghdad. The warning came after pressure from multiple factions in the Iraqi parliament.

A lawmaker for the largest Kurdish faction in the Iraqi Parliament says that once the new KRG cabinet is formed, which is expected to happen in June, an oil and gas delegation from the KRG will visit Baghdad to hold talks. 

“Today [Wednesday], we, as a group of Kurdish lawmakers, met with Abdul-Mahdi for a short period to discuss the matter. We couldn’t discuss things in details, but agreed that it would be best for the KRG delegation to visit Baghdad and address the issue,” Aram Balatayi, a member of Iraq’s Oil and Gas Parliamentary Committee, and spokesperson for the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) faction in Iraqi Parliament, was quoted as saying on the party’s official website.

“The Kurdistan Region has an obligation to hand over the oil to Baghdad,” he continued.

“For more than ten years, the Kurdistan Region put effort into and created policies for its oil sector, so it is not easy to now seamlessly hand over the industry to Baghdad. Either the Iraqi government should pay dues of oil companies in the region, or the Kurdistan Region has to sell its oil to pay off those dues. Kurdistan can’t just hand over the oil to Baghdad and Baghdad then refuse to pay the companies.”

Balatayi noted that both Erbil and Baghdad could reach an agreement on who would pay the dues and debts of those companies. If it is the KRG, then the Kurdistan Region “has to continue selling its oil,” but should Baghdad decide to absorb those financial obligations, “then this is another subject, and we will have our say at that moment.”

The Kurdish lawmaker also noted that Kurds do not have a representative in Iraq’s SOMO and are not sure if they would be given a seat at the table to represent their interests.

“There is still an ideology of centralizing power in Baghdad. We have issues with that, and a mechanism should be developed to deal with this,” he added.

Gulizar Rashid Sindi, the deputy head of the Kurdistan Region’s Energy and Natural Resource Parliamentary Committee, stated that both the Kurdistan Parliament and the new KRG cabinet should cooperate in this regard.

“The Kurdistan Region urges the resolution of the energy question through dialogue and the proper mechanisms,” Sindi told the official KDP website.

“The Kurdistan Region will not be bound by Baghdad’s request if it isn't in the interest of the people of Kurdistan.”

Editing by Nadia Riva 

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Member of Parliamentary Integrity: The Minister of Finance has suffered from the right. He was a negotiator for the region and not for Iraq

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The Minister of Finance, Fouad Hussein, breached the budget law in its tenth paragraph, which obliges the region to hand the federal government at least 250 thousand barrels in exchange for the payment of dues.

Al-Kalabi said in a press statement that there are books submitted by the Ministry of Oil to the House of Representatives confirms the lack of commitment of the region to hand over oil imports over the past months.

He pointed out that "the Minister of Finance and during his hosting in the House of Representatives was not a minister for all of Iraq, but a negotiator for the Kurdistan region," pointing out that "the minister sworn in the constitutional right to be the minister of all Iraq and took advantage of his position."

He added that "there are two options presented by the members of the Council to the Minister of Finance is to give an opportunity to the region until the end of the sixth month to hand over the dues of all oil imports, and the second option is questioning and dismissal in the House of Representatives."

He said that "the House of Representatives will open all the files of the region, including oil exports in the region, which is more than 250 thousand barrels in addition to the oil contracts concluded by the region outside the framework of the federal government and smuggling of oil."

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2019/05/24 12:07
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Member of the Parliamentary Integrity calls on the Anti-Corruption Council to prevent INTERPOL's governmental interventions

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Information on the release of former governor of Kirkuk Necmettin Karim has lost confidence in our work for 10 years with Interpol, the Supreme Council for the Prevention of Corruption has called for preventing any interference, Government police.

Nassif said in a press statement that "what is said about the release of Necmettin Karim has lost the confidence of our work for ten years with the Interpol," indicating that "great efforts have been made to establish Interpol confidence in the decisions of the Iraqi judiciary has resulted in those efforts to hand over several wanted from Including Falah al-Sudani and Ziad al-Qattan, who was a member of the Defense Ministry. "

Nassif added that "the intervention that took place in the case of the former governor of Kirkuk blew up all previous efforts and returned us to the first box, and made all the efforts to combat corruption and follow it to any place fade," noting that "in the event of the existence of government interventions for the release of Karim It is a big mistake and was the first of the Anti-Corruption Council to address such files and prevents any government intervention with the International Police. "

According to press sources, the security authorities at the Rafik Hariri airport in Beirut on Tuesday (May 21, 2019) arrested the former governor of Kirkuk, Necmettin Karim, before being extradited to the Lebanese judiciary, which was released on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. He was prevented from traveling, That the Iraqi authorities send their judicial file to Lebanon.

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Claims to apply Article 140 in Sinjar to avoid "wars and unrest"

11:41 - 24/05/2019
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SANA'A, July 12 
(KUNA) - Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Friday called for the implementation of Article 140 of the Constitution and for quick solutions to the areas of Sinjar and the Nineveh Plain, stressing the elimination of "wars and disturbances". 
"The areas of Sinjar and the Nineveh Plain are in turmoil and will not end if the situation remains as it is, and the price is paid only by its people, which requires quick solutions," Khalil said in a statement. And international ambitions. " 
"These areas are private and have a social culture that is different from the rest of the northern regions, but these areas are usually affected by any disturbance or political difference that is paid for," he said. 
"It is unreasonable for these regions to remain slaughtered on the knife of political differences and international ambitions that will not end," he promised.
Khalil said that "the hope is great for the wisdom of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, who took positive steps to express his sound intention to take into account all groups of the people with its nationalities, religions, minorities and many of them, and encourages us to call on Abdul Mahdi to find solutions to them in a transparent manner and good intention of cooperation between all parties. Using legal materials that are still active but awaiting implementation such as Article 140 ". 
He added that " the stability of these areas is the stability of all Iraq , as well as it will cause theretreating gangs Daesh terrorist and limits their movement and this will hurt the welfare of the state as a whole , and will mark a great achievement for the government of Abdul - Mahdi , and gives theimpression that the Constitution is Azaabm sole and supreme law of the country."
He noted, the possibility that "expanding this cooperation to include Internationalist organizations indicated in its latest report to the sufferings of these areas and the difficult circumstances and themagnitude of the devastation suffered by him and the instability that has persisted despite theelimination of Daesh , noting that" the people of these areas are still living outside "Finished

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New generation: Azzam region caused a new crisis between Baghdad and Erbil

Political | 11:35 - 24/05/2019

 
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Mawazin News MP accused of Block New Generation parliamentary, Sarkot Shams al-Din, Friday, what he called "Azlam region" (Kurdistan region), causing the creation of a new crisis between the federal government and the government of Kurdistan, after refusing to send oil produced in the region. 
"The region is the only culprit creating a new crisis between Kurdistan and the federal government after they refused to send the oil produced in the region to Baghdad," said Shamseddin, in a statement received by "Mawazin News", a copy of it, warning "to circumvent the Constitution and prejudice the salaries of the staff of the region" .
He added that "the share of the province in the federal budget of Iraq for this year has returned to the top statements and discussions between the political blocs, after the arrogance, which showed the officials of the region by refusing to send oil produced there to Baghdad, according to the agreement in the budget," explaining that "among these officials, Is called the Kurdistan Democratic Party, who did not adhere to the provisions of the Constitution and the law of the budget. " 
He pointed out that they are "the sole cause of the tragedy of the citizens of the region and the bombing of the crisis between Kurdistan and Baghdad from time to time," and called on Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi to "take any action against the citizens of the region and the knockout of political differences, as part of Iraq and get their salaries from the state Part of their constitutional right ".
He called on the prime minister to "strike with iron fist on the region's corrupt officials over the past years, who are trying to be the first to be disobedient once the crisis between the regional and federal governments breaks out to keep themselves from suspicion of corruption." Which can take these officials, and open the files of oil smuggling and control over the salaries of the province and the deduction of part of them for their benefit without any control, whether in Kurdistan or the federal government. 
He called for political blocs to "unite their positions on what is happening in Kurdistan and find final solutions to the crises that erupt from time to time and affect the citizens of the region, and reduce the smuggling of oil and control of parties and families on the wealth of Iraq, without prejudice to the salaries of employees of the region, And exceeding it is very dangerous. "
 He pointed out that "the new generation bloc has already submitted a request to the Office of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, including the Kurdistan region and the control of his ability to fight the anti-corruption campaign launched months ago as part of Iraq and on the basis of the Supreme Council for the fight against corruption, For abuses that have reached their limits there. "

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