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Barzani responds to Abdul-Mahdi on the 250 thousand barrels and explains why not delivered to Baghdad

He explained that "the issue is not the issue of 250 thousand barrels of oil only, but there is a legal side," pointing out that "the government of the Territory took loans after cutting its budget in 2014." 

 

Maliki......Again...

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KRG-US Rep. confident new Kurdistan Region leadership will promote international relations

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KRG-US Rep. confident new Kurdistan Region leadership will promote international relations
In a ceremony on June 12, 2019, the President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, issued a decree asking Masrour Barzani to form the new Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) cabinet as prime minister. (Photo: Twitter/Masrour Barzani)
 

OTTAWA (Kurdistan 24) – Under new leadership, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will continue to promote positive relations with international allies and partners, according to Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, the KRG Representative to the United States.

Speaking to Kurdistan 24 in the Canadian capital of Ottawa last week, Abdul Rahman underlined her confidence in the leadership of both Nechirvan Barzani and Masrour Barzani to push forward diplomatic ties with allies abroad.

Over the past month, the KRG elected Nechirvan as its new president and Masrour as prime minister-designate to form the government’s new cabinet.

President Nechirvan Barzani has always looked outward in terms of our diplomatic relations, and my understanding is that Kurdistan’s top diplomat, if you like, under our system is, in fact, the president of the region,” Abdul Rahman told Kurdistan 24.

“I’m confident that President Nechirvan Barzani will continue to foster great relations with our allies and partners.”

On Masrour’s election as PM-designate, Abdul Rahman noted that he “has always put a great store on [the Kurdistan Region’s] relations with our partners overseas” and he considers such relationships and partnerships “as critical to Kurdistan’s future and our stability.”

“It’s an exciting time for [the] Kurdistan Region, and I hope we will very soon see visits to America and Canada by our leaders,” she stated.

Abdul Rahman was on a trip to the Canadian capital to attend a screening of Gwynne Roberts film “One Yezidi Family vs ISIS” at the Wellington Building near Parliament on June 17.

The Canadian Parliamentary Friends of the Kurds, an all-parties caucus dedicated to cultivating dialogue and forming stronger parliamentary ties with the KRG, organized the event.

The film follows an Ezidi family at a camp in the Kurdistan Region as it copes with the aftermath of a brutal genocide at the hands of the so-called Islamic State. Roberts’ film raises many concerns, the main one being the future of vulnerable groups like the Ezidis.

Abdul Rahman encouraged members of the US-led coalition, including Canada, which supported the Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga, to understand “the situation on the ground.”

Over the past few years, Canada has opened its doors to thousands of Ezidi refugees. Although Abdul Rahman said she would like to see them remain in their homeland of Sinjar (Shingal), she is aware “that for many of them, they see [migration] as the only option.”

“For us, it’s important that countries that offer them asylum should understand what it is that drove those people away from their own homeland, from their own families,” she told Kurdistan 24.

“Political leaders in countries where life is more comfortable, those political leaders should understand what it is that drives people to leave everything behind.”

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Over 12,000 Arab families set to return to Kurdish-owned areas in Kirkuk: official 

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Over 12,000 Arab families set to return to Kurdish-owned areas in Kirkuk: official
Kirkuk residents flee from Kirkuk to the Kurdistan Region following the attack on the province by Iraqi forces and Shia militias, Oct. 16, 2017. (Photo: Reuters/Ako Rasheed)
 

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Over 12,000 Arab families who occupied Kurdish-held territories before 2003 are now returning to the disputed province of Kirkuk once again, a Kurdish official said on Saturday.   

Adnan Kirkuki, a spokesperson for the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) leadership council in Kirkuk, said the Arab population which is set to return to Kirkuk were involved in previous Arabization campaigns by the former Iraqi Ba’ath regime.

According to Kirkuki, the Arab families “were given compensation in the form of lands and financial means under Article 140 of the Iraqi Constitution to return to their governorates and homes” after 2003.

“However, following the events of October 2017, they are gradually returning to Kirkuk in an attempt to occupy Kurdish lands once again,” he told local media.

In Kirkuk, many Kurdish communities have been forced to leave their homes, especially in recent months, because others have made claims to their land using the same deeds they were given during previous Arabization campaigns enacted during the reign of Saddam Hussein.

Kirkuk is one of the multiple disputed territories both the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Federal Government of Iraq claim. As a result, any campaign which enforces demographic change violates the Iraqi Constitution.

“The Iraqi Council of Minister’s decision to halt any process interpreted as an Arabization campaign seems to have no effect as [the Arab residents] are even provided with residential recognition as citizens of Kirkuk,” Kirkuki stated.    

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KRG signs memoranda with US Chamber of Commerce 

         
KRG signs memoranda with US Chamber of Commerce
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ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The US Chamber of Commerce on Sunday signed a number of memoranda of understanding with the Kurdistan Region, with a view to expand investment and trade relations with Erbil.

Representing over 3 million companies, the US Chamber of Commerce could provide a wealth of cooperative business ventures for the Kurdistan Region to embark on.
 

Today we bring a delegation of more than 50 business leaders and nearly 30 companies to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The members of that delegation are drawn from a range of sectors and industries,” Steve Lutes, vice president of Middle East Affairs at the US Chamber of Commerce, told business delegations and KRG officials after signing the memoranda in Erbil.


We are here because we are optimistic about the future of Iraq, about the future of Kurdistan Region in Iraq,” he added. “I sincerely hope we will see more American companies coming here doing business and investing.”

Lutes said they “look forward to a lot of future work and activity together.”
 

The memoranda of understanding were signed in areas of agriculture, health, finance, energy, logistics, telecommunications, and many other fields.


Among the agreements reached at the event was one for biometric software development. "The US office of Security Cooperations will fund software development and carry the costs for the required hardware to develop a Human Resources management system for the Ministry of Peshmerga,” Hiwa Afendi, Head of the KRG Department of Information Technology, told Rudaw English.

Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani also took part in the event where he promised help and facilitation to investors in the Region and encouraged the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to create better conditions for investors.

“Kurdistan Region has a suitable environment for investment and we will facilitate, assist and support investors,” Barzani said. “We are anxiously waiting for the US private and investment sector to play a big role here. They can work together with the local private sector and government.”

“We will encourage the government and parliament to create more appropriate conditions for investors.”

Barzani assured the business delegation that their investment in the Kurdistan Region will be protected.

“We reassure you that we will support you and your investment and rights will be protected in the Kurdistan Region.”

The Kurdish president also touched on his endeavors to tackle corruption and minimize bureaucracy in order to facilitate the work of investors in the Region.

“We have always tried, worked and will work to eliminate shortages, weaknesses, routine and barriers getting in the way of investors. We have conducted legal and executive especially financial administration reforms. We have confronted corruption and irregularities and we will continue doing this.”

Barzani spoke about a new phase of relations between Erbil and Baghdad, urging that they both learn from past mistakes and commit to the constitution and the principles of federalism.

The KRG’s relations with Baghdad hit rock bottom in late 2017 after the Kurdistan independence referendum. 

Already frosty relations over independent oil sales and the KRG’s share of the federal budget came to a head following the non-binding vote when Baghdad imposed an embargo on international flights to and from the Region’s airports and launched a military operation against the Peshmerga in the disputed territories. Relations have vastly improved since Abdul-Mahdi came to power.

We are beginning a new phase of relations with the federal government, and we together will take new steps toward cooperation and coordination on the basis of the constitution and federalism,” Barzani said.

We both should learn from our past mistakes and benefit from them in a bid to take steps toward a better future. There are serious and dedicated efforts on both parts to resolve all the problems. Having good relations between Baghdad and Erbil will reflect well on economic and trade activities as well as investment in the Kurdistan Region and throughout Iraq.”
 

The signing of the memoranda is a show of Washington confidence in the Kurdistan Region in what is a tumultuous time for a wider Middle East facing rising Iran-US tensions, and for a Kurdistan Region still struggling to get back onto its feet after four years of economic crisis exacerbated by the fight against Islamic State (ISIS).

 
 
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Barzani: We have no problem handing over Baghdad 250 thousand barrels of oil

 
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The Kurdistan Region President Nechervan Barzani, that the region has no problem to hand over Baghdad 250 thousand barrels of oil, at a time when the Kurdistan Democratic Party, an agreement between the prime ministers and the region Adel Abdul Mahdi and Barzani to form joint committees to emit the crisis. Barzani said in an interview with a journalist "Anatolia" Turkish: "In principle, we have no problem in the delivery of 250 thousand barrels of oil to Baghdad, but before that happens there should be talks."
He added, "I was in Baghdad and I talked with the Prime Minister about this matter, and this issue must be discussed. It is not only about handing over 250,000 barrels. There are legal issues, because cutting the share of the Kurdistan region from the budget since 2014 has led to an accumulation. "He stressed Barzani," the need to hold talks on some legal issues related to this and reach a satisfactory solution to the parties, "stressing" the readiness of the region to cooperate with Baghdad to export Kirkuk oil or any other region abroad through the pipeline Kurdistan oil region, He stressed the President of the Kurdistan region, "his refusal to use the territory of the territory to hostile to any neighboring country Especially Turkey, "noting that" we reject the presence of (PKK) or any armed group that poses a threat to our neighbors. "In the same context, said the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) member Bashar al-Kiki said in a press statement:
Kiki pointed out that "the most important crises between the two parties are the salaries of staff of the region and the export of oil through Kurdistan and disputed areas and some points of disagreement, but it will be resolved by constitutional means," noting that "the joint committees will begin its work in the coming days."
In turn, the MP for the reform alliance Badr Zeadi, that "a lot of misunderstanding that the committee, which was formed when the visit of the President of the region, Najran Barzani last week to discuss the relationship of oil between the region and the center is intended to redraft the dues of the region of oil production," noting that " "The purpose of the formation of the Commission is to determine what the center requests from oil receivables on the region for previous years and find a mechanism for payment," adding that "the budget of 2019 has been approved and work and can not be modified," Zeadi said that "the region if not committed to pay the receivables In the past we will deduct the dues Focus of the region's share in the next budget. "
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Barzani: There are serious attempts to end the problems between Baghdad and Erbil

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head of the Kurdistan region, Nechirvan Barzani, on Sunday, that there are serious attempts to end all the problems between Erbil and Baghdad. 
Barzani said during his participation in the signing ceremony of a trade agreement between the Kurdistan region and the United States of America, "The Kurdistan Regional Government began a new phase with the federal government in Baghdad." 
The head of the Kurdistan region, Nigirvan Barzani, on Saturday, the region has no problem to hand over Baghdad 250 thousand barrels of oil. 
Barzani said in an interview with the Turkish "Anatolia" that "in principle, we have no problem in the delivery of 250 thousand barrels of oil to Baghdad, but before that there should be talks."

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Can't help but ponder as to disposition of the HCL or Art. 140 with this sort of news . . .

 

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"The region will provide all means available to US companies in the economic and trade fields. 
Barzani said in a speech to participate in the signing ceremony of a trade agreement between the Kurdistan Region and the United States of America, this agreement is a "very" for the Kurdistan region and Iraq, especially at the current stage. 
He added that the region will provide all available means for the success of the tasks and work of US companies. 
"We have a strong relationship with America," he said. "Before the 1990s, it was there, but after 1991 it started to progress further and take another form." 
He pointed to US support during the fighting with the Da'id organization, after 2014, "he had a prominent role in victory over a preacher, especially through the US presidency of the international coalition." 
He added,
Barzani also touched on the relationship of Baghdad and the region,
"Today we began with the Iraqi government a new stage based on the Constitution, and look forward to a bright future to solve all the problems.

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Barzani also touched on the relationship of Baghdad and the region, "Today we began with the Iraqi government a new stage based on the Constitution, and look forward to a bright future to solve all the problems

 

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Monday، 24 June 2019 01:11 AM

Barzani says ready to hand Baghdad 250k oil barrels after talks

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President of Iraq's Kurdistan Nechirvan Barzani, affirmed the Region's readiness to deliver the agreed quantity of oil to Baghdad, noting to the need to hold talks with the federal government on a number of legal issues.

"In principle, we have no problem in delivering 250,000 barrels of oil to Baghdad, but before this happens, there should be talks," Barzani said.

He also stressed the readiness of the Region to cooperate in exporting Kirkuk's oil or any other region, through the Kurdistan Region's oil pipeline.

"I was in Baghdad and talked with the prime minister about the matter, and it is necessary to discuss the issue; it is not only about handing over oil quota, there are [also] legal issues," Barzani said, adding that "cutting the share of Kurdistan from the general budget since 2014, led to the accumulation of loans on the region."

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A special committee for the crisis between the center and the region

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A member of parliament of Kurdistan and leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Ribawar Babki, on Monday, that a special committee was formed to zero crises and resolve outstanding problems between Baghdad and the region.

"The special committee will start its work after the formation of the Kurdistan Regional Government, where the Committee will be a problem of government figures take it upon themselves to develop solutions and put points on the characters on the outstanding issues between the government and the region."

He denied the "news that talk about the existence of a current problem," stressing that "the committee will start its work after the completion of the file of the new Kurdistan government."

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Iraqi Finance: Kurdistan does not receive more than half of its budget

2019/06/24 08:25:57

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Fuad Hussein, the Iraqi government sends its salaries salaries of employees of the Kurdistan Region only, while the province did not get the text of the budget of 10 trillion Iraqi dinars.
"What is disbursed to the Kurdistan Region is the salaries of employees exclusively, and more than half of the share of the province in the budget is not disbursed until now," he said, adding that "the Kurdistan Region receives full balance from the federal government, Paying salaries is a legal obligation. "
He pointed out in his interview to send Kurdistan 250 thousand barrels of oil extracted from fields, "Joint committees will meet to discuss the matter, there are debts to the region because of cutting his share of the budget for the three years 2014 - 2016 impact on the financial situation and economic, and must be discussed how to deal with it It is debated. "
"I am optimistic that there is a clear tendency on both sides to solve the problem," he said.
Hussein said that the recent visit of the President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, to Baghdad included the discussion of important points on the issue of oil and linked to the budget and the share of the region and the disputed areas and future relations, and was a frank dialogue on the problems and mechanism and solutions, was agreed to a meeting of representatives of the parties next week to diagnose The program of work and the identification of experts in various fields, including oil, financial, security and military administrative. "
He added that the Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi in his intention to visit the Kurdistan Region.

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Canada eager to stay connected with renewed energy in Kurdistan Region: MP

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Canada eager to stay connected with renewed energy in Kurdistan Region: MP
Kurds wave the Kurdistan and Canada flag during a pro-Kurdistan independence referendum rally in front of the Canadian Parliament, Ottawa, Canada, Sept. 21, 2017. (Photo: Kurdistan 24)
 
 

OTTAWA (Kurdistan 24) – A Member of the Canadian Parliament says his country is excited about the renewed energy in the Kurdistan Region amid the formation of a new regional government.

Gord Johns, an MP for Courtenay-Alberni, spoke to Kurdistan 24 last week where he expressed his excitement about the positive relationship between Canada and the Kurdistan Region and said he hopes those constructive ties continue to grow.

Opportunity for Renewal

On the recent election of Nechirvan Barzani as the Kurdistan Region’s new President, and Masrour Barzani as Prime Minister-designate to form the new KRG cabinet, Johns underlined the real prospect for “renewal” and “progress.”

The Kurdistan Region should “tap into all of that youthful energy, that exciting energy about change,” he told Kurdistan 24. “It seems like an opportunity for renewal and opportunities for progress.”

“Canada would be an excellent partner in terms of working together on our cultural and economic ties and ways that we could best support each other.”

The Canadian MP pointed to his country’s strong economy and the rights and freedoms its people enjoy and said Kurdistan would benefit greatly by working with Ottawa to apply some of those best practices within the KRG.

“It’s very important to work with countries like Canada as you create more security and grow your economy and create more stability in that area,” Johns stated.

Global Security

The MP recalled Canada’s security ties with the Kurdistan Region, emphasizing the need for such relations to continue to ensure international security.

Canada’s partnership with Kurdistan is “important for global security,” Johns explained. “I think security in Kurdistan is important to global security, so the success of the president in the region in creating peace and security in that region is very important to everybody.”

Since the emergence of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Canada has provided training and support to the Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces as they effectively defeated the terror group.

Aside from the military aspect, Johns said security in the Kurdistan Region should also extend to the economic and social infrastructure to ensure “people get the support they need.”

“Look at countries like Canada and our healthcare system, our policing system, our judiciary; [these] are all very important models that could be applied in an area like Kurdistan to give you the security that you need.”

Planned Visit to Kurdistan

Johns also serves as Vice-Chair of the Canadian Parliamentary Friends of the Kurds, an all-parties caucus dedicated to cultivating dialogue and forming stronger parliamentary ties with the KRG.

He told Kurdistan 24 the all-party group has plans to send a delegation to the Kurdistan Region in 2020.

“There is a lot of excitement,” the MP said, it would be “the first delegation from our group to Kurdistan to talk about our culture and our economic opportunities and ties and how we can best support the region and strengthen our ties that are always growing.”

“There’s a lot of new exciting energy right now in the region, so we want to make sure that we’re connected with that energy here in Canada,” Johns added, noting his government is thrilled at the opportunities to grow its relationship with the Kurdish people.

“Hopefully, we’ll meet the president when we’re over there with our all-party group when we get to Kurdistan!”

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Barzani: We have no problem handing over Baghdad 250 thousand barrels of oil
Monday 24 June 2019

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The Kurdistan Region President Nechervan Barzani, that the region has no problem to hand over Baghdad 250 thousand barrels of oil, at a time when the Kurdistan Democratic Party, an agreement between the prime ministers and the region Adel Abdul Mahdi and Barzani to form joint committees to emit the crisis. Barzani said in an interview with a journalist "Anatolia" Turkish: "In principle, we have no problem in the delivery of 250 thousand barrels of oil to Baghdad, but before that happens there should be talks."
He added, "I was in Baghdad and I talked with the Prime Minister about this matter, and this issue must be discussed. It is not only about handing over 250,000 barrels. There are legal issues, because cutting the share of the Kurdistan region from the budget since 2014 has led to an accumulation. "He stressed Barzani," the need to hold talks on some legal issues related to this and reach a satisfactory solution to the parties, "stressing" the readiness of the region to cooperate with Baghdad to export Kirkuk oil or any other region abroad through the pipeline Kurdistan oil region, He stressed the President of the Kurdistan region, "his refusal to use the territory of the territory to hostile to any neighboring country Especially Turkey, "noting that" we reject the existence of the (PKK) or any armed group that poses a threat to our neighbors. "In the same context, the MP of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Bashar al-Kiki said in a press statement:" The visit of Kurdistan Region President Najran Barzani and his talks in Baghdad were Very positive and fruitful, "and added that" Barzani and the Prime Minister agreed to form joint committees between Baghdad and Erbil to resolve differences and zero and strengthen agreements between the parties. "
Kiki pointed out that "the most important crises between the two parties are the salaries of staff of the region and the export of oil through Kurdistan and disputed areas and some points of disagreement, but it will be resolved by constitutional means," noting that "the joint committees will begin its work in the coming days."
In turn, the MP for the reform alliance Badr Zeadi, that "a lot of misunderstanding that the committee, which was formed when the visit of the President of the region, Najran Barzani last week to discuss the relationship of oil between the region and the center is intended to redraft the dues of the region of oil production," noting that " "The purpose of the formation of the Commission is to determine what the center requests from oil receivables on the region for previous years and find a mechanism for payment," adding that "the budget of 2019 has been approved and work and can not be modified," Zeadi said that "the region if not committed to pay the receivables In the past we will deduct the dues Focus of the region's share in the next budget. "
 
 
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President of the Kurdistan Region offers the American companies an order to reach the whole of Iraq

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2019/06/24 10:28:56
 

The US ambassador to Iraq, Matthew Teuler, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran Andrew Beck, on Monday, and a delegation accompanying them, on US relations with Iraq and the Kurdistan Region in all fields, and expressed their satisfaction with the progress in relations Arbil - Baghdad and the readiness of their country to provide all the assistance to solve problems through dialogue.

For his part, praised the President of the Kurdistan Region, Najirvan Barzani, US assistance in difficult periods and stressed the bilateral relations, and highly valued the visit of the delegation of the American Chamber of Commerce to the Kurdistan Region and the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry in the Kurdistan Region.

Barzani said that American companies can benefit from the Kurdistan Region as a gateway to reach the whole of Iraq, and also presented a brief about his recent visit to Baghdad, and expressed readiness to solve the problems of Erbil - Baghdad on the basis of the Constitution.

On the other side of the meeting, which took place on Monday in Erbil, was discussed the latest steps to form a new government cab of the Kurdistan Region, threats and urging, and coordination between the International Alliance and Erbil and Baghdad, and the conditions of the displaced and prepare for their return to their homes.

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4 hours ago, olivesman said:

I'm getting a little excited...

Same here oliveman.  There a top of positive news coming out. 

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Parliamentary energy accuses the region of stealing and manipulating the export of oil

BAGHDAD / The obelisk: On Monday, June 24, 2019, the parliamentary energy committee accused the Kurdistan Region of manipulating the oil meters and not adopting transparency in oil exports, indicating that Kurdistan is preventing any government or parliamentary delegation from Baghdad from inspecting export counters in the region.

A member of the Committee Charter Hamdi said in a statement followed by "obsolete", "The exports of the province installed in the budget is 400 thousand barrels, including 250 thousand imports received by the company Sumo."

She added that "the region has not delivered so far imports of one barrel of oil recognized by the Government of the Territory," noting that "the Minister of Finance on the salaries and allocations of Peshmerga, which is contrary to the budget laws."

She explained that "the Minister of Finance did not give a clear answer to the parliament has a question about the reason for the disbursement of funds," pointing out that "the information that reached the Committee states that the region's exports exceeded 600 thousand barrels per day as well as the existence of manipulation of oil reserves adopted by the region."

She said that "there are official orders issued by Kurdistan to prevent any delegation of government or parliamentary Baghdad to see the oil meters in the Kurdistan region."

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Barzani delighted to discuss with US delegation the fate of the disputed and the return of the Peshmerga to secure it

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[Asharq Al-Awsat] The head of the Kurdistan Regional Government-designate, Marzur Barzani, received on Monday the deputy assistant secretary of state for Iraq and Iran Andrew Beck.

At the meeting, the two sides discussed at length the long-term relationship between the Kurdistan Region and the federal government, reviewed the situation in the disputed areas, and joint support for the return of joint security mechanisms between the Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi security forces.

Barzani, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Beck urged the support of monthly salaries of the Peshmerga forces, stressing that the next government intends to lead new and ongoing efforts to address the conflicts between Erbil and Baghdad.

The meeting also touched on recent political developments in Iraq, and the two sides agreed to continue regular consultations on these issues.

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The Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Minister of Finance Fouad Hussein that the Kurdistan region has not yet received more than half of its share of the budget of 10 trillion dinars, and that paid is the salaries of employees, a legal obligation can not punish staff for a dispute on the issue of oil, expressing optimism Resolve outstanding issues between Baghdad and Erbil.

"It is wrong to evaluate everything in terms of corruption. There is a great effort to fight corruption in the current government and it is my priority to fight corruption. But corruption must be tangible and there are problems at work," Hussein said in a television interview with Al-Iktissad News. "Corruption is the first challenge, but the problem lies in the culture of corruption, along with a culture of accusation towards the government and a kind of mistrust between many of the people's constituents and government institutions."

"The lack of strong institutions is one of the causes of corruption in addition to the adoption of the monetary economy without e-economy, not to mention wars," noting that "the settlement of salaries and deal directly with banks the first steps to fight corruption."

On the recent visit of the President of the Kurdistan region of Najirvan Barzani to Baghdad, Hussein said that the meetings held in the Iraqi capital with the three presidencies included "the examination of important points on the issue of oil and linking them to the budget and the share of the region and disputed areas and future relations," explaining that "the dialogue was frank about Problems and mechanisms and solutions, and it was agreed to meet representatives of the parties next week to diagnose the program of work and identify experts in various fields, including oil, financial, security, military and administrative.

The Federal Minister of Finance pointed out that "the relations in the ongoing development between Baghdad and the region, and the intention of the Prime Minister to visit the Kurdistan region for this purpose," stressing that "distrust disturbs the problems, but the current situation has created confidence is growing constantly and part of it relates to the existence of Adel Abdul Mahdi, Ministers, and I think that wisdom and moderation are now governing the country towards finding solutions. "

"The budget includes a set of paragraphs related to the region, including oil and compensation of employees, and the misconception is to say that the Kurdistan region received his share of the budget did not deliver oil," pointing out that "pay is only the salaries of employees, while the share of the region is 10 trillion JD, that is, more than half the share of the region has not been paid so far, and payment of salaries is a legal obligation, can not punish staff for a dispute on the issue of oil.

He explained: "With regard to the delivery of 250 thousand barrels of oil, the joint committees will meet to discuss the matter, there are debts to the region because of cutting off its share of the budget for the three years 2014-2016, which affected the financial and economic situation, and must be discussed how to deal with this and is under discussion , And I am optimistic that there is a clear trend from both parties to solve the problem. "

"The prime minister put forward mediation between the United States and Iran, and I think that Iraq can play a role in exchanging views. Both sides trust Iraq, but the negotiations depend on the situation of the two countries," he said. There is Japanese, Omani and Swiss mediation. "


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Victory holds the government responsible for violating the budget law and threatens the total opposition

Political | 11:54 - 25/06/2019

 
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BAGHDAD - 
The coalition of victory led by former Prime Minister Haider Abadi, Tuesday, the government full responsibility for the breach of the law of the federal budget regarding the failure of the authorities of the Kurdistan region to pay oil imports to the federal authorities, threatening the total opposition. 
"We hold the Iraqi government fully responsible for the legal breach of the federal budget law regarding the failure of the authorities of the Kurdistan region to pay oil imports to the federal authorities," the coalition said in a statement received by Mawazine News. 
He added that "the authorities of the region require payment of debts of the region and others in return for delivery of oil imports contrary to the decisions of the Federal Court, and the budget law, which came in its favor originally."
The coalition stressed that "the national wealth and the sovereignty of the state and the rights of the people of the Arabs and Kurds and Turkmen and other components are not the property of the local authorities and central to do what it wants, which is the responsibility and the highest interests of the people and the state." 
The coalition of victory, that "the continuation of violations and the decline and the weakness of the government will push victory to declare the total opposition to the government and demands the dissolution and the formation of a new government able to fulfill its national responsibilities."

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Arab Front: Kirkuk crisis needs a consensus process between all parties

Political | 04:14 - 25/06/2019

 
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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - 
The Kirkuk crisis has been delayed a lot and needs a real consensus process, and there is a common vision among the parties, and we welcome any initiative that contributes to strengthening the situation in Kirkuk, security, economic, political and social, . 
"There is a new formation in the presidency of the region through Nechirvan Barzani, as well as the formation of a new government, and we are keen to be close to this situation, and we hope that these initiatives are real and serious and take the range In reality and on the ground, not just initiatives, media, seminars and programs, and then forget after a while. "
The leader of the Arab Front, that "the issue of Kirkuk need to stand with all the brothers and parties so that we go to the results serve the public interest, hoping that there will be a meeting between the Democratic Party of Kurdistan and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, and that there is harmony and consensus. 
There are initiatives in Baghdad in the presence of representatives of the United Nations with a view to resolving the outstanding differences and problems. The people of Kirkuk, with all their components, are frustrated by the current situation in light of the conflict. And existing competition. "End / 29q

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National Union announces agreement with components, UN to Kirkuk to name new governor

2019/06/25 03:35:58
 

 

A member of the Political Bureau of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the official organization of the National Union in Kirkuk Aso Mamand on Tuesday to reach with the components and the United Nations in Kirkuk to an understanding for naming a new governor instead of the current acting proxy.

"In the coming days we expect that the issue of naming a new governor of Kirkuk will be resolved," Mamand said in a statement to reporters. "The current stage requires a speedy resolution of this issue."

"We have made good strides with Turkmen, Arabs and the United Nations in Kirkuk as part of naming them a governor," he said. "We hope as soon as possible to end this issue."

 

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Barzani and US trade delegation discuss diversifying sources of the Kurdistan economy

2019/06/25 09:23:12

 

The head of the Kurdistan Regional Government-designate Marzur Barzani received on Tuesday a delegation from the Federation of United States Chambers of Commerce, headed by the Vice President of the Union for Middle East Affairs, Steve Lotus

Barzani expressed his pleasure to visit the expanded delegation of American companies, stressing that it is an important signal to the development of economic relations between the two sides.

Barzani highlighted the appropriate ground for investment in the Kurdistan region and announced that an important program for the next government is to attract foreign investors to the region more, pointing out that there is no doubt that American companies can benefit from these economic conditions in the region

Barzani pointed out that this will be the beginning of the practical steps of the new government to ensure that the economy of Kurdistan is multi-source and does not depend on the oil sector alone.

For his part, as well as the wishes of Barzani success in his duties, the head of the US delegation to the intention of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce to urge US companies to work and invest in the region.

The meeting highlighted the importance of investment in various aspects, especially in the agriculture sector in the region, investment in health, technology and industry, and the development of the financial system and education sector in the region.

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Patriotic Union of Kurdistan: days separate us from resolving the issue of the governor of Kirkuk

Release date: 2019/6/25 20:13108 times read
Patriotic Union of Kurdistan: days separate us from resolving the issue of the governor of Kirkuk
 
(Baghdad: al-Furat News) A member of the Political Bureau of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Aso Mamand, continued attempts to resolve the issue of the governor of Kirkuk, expected to resolve the issue in the coming days.
Mamand said in a press statement that "the issue of Kirkuk two topics, one linked to the person of the Kurds and in this aspect we hope to resolve the issue of the Kirkuk Provincial Council and the establishment of a Kurdish governor of the city in the coming days."
"The Kurdish governor's position on Kirkuk is important for this stage," he said, adding that "the representative of the Kurdish side has made good strides with the UN representative and the Arab and Turkmen parties."
Aso Mamand expressed his hope that the Kurdish political leadership will try as soon as possible to resolve the issue of Kirkuk and put the Kurdish governor of the city, stressing that by placing a governor of the city will change the status of Kirkuk 60% to 70%.
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