Guest views are now limited to 12 pages. If you get an "Error" message, just sign in! If you need to create an account, click here.

Jump to content
yota691

After the arrival of the amounts from Baghdad .. Kurdistan begins to distribute salaries to its employees

Recommended Posts

Monday, 09 September 2019 12:30 PM

 

MASROURBARZANI-SAROKWAZERAN

 

Masrour Barzani: Talks with the federal government are evolving

 


The President of the Kurdistan Regional Government Masroor Barzani: "The talks with the federal government is witnessing development 

. the Constitution, taking into account the principles of partnership truth, balance, and harmony. 

He stressed: "The problems of the region are not limited to financial issues and salaries, but we are the owners of the issue, and we have constitutional demands, and will not give up our rights and constitutional demands. 

A statement by the regional government to: "The most important axes discussed in the meeting are the oil file and the average daily production of the Kurdistan region, the amount of oil exported, financial dues of oil companies, and monthly imports of oil that are paid as salaries, where the necessary details were presented in figures. 

The statement said: "While the Kurdistan Regional Government is ready to comply with constitutional obligations, it emphasizes not to waive any rights or powers granted to them in the Iraqi constitution.

https://www.thebaghdadpost.com/ar/Story/179329/مسرور-بارزاني-المباحثات-مع-الحكومة-الاتحادية-تشهد-تطورا

  • Thanks 1
  • Upvote 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

UK wants strong, stable Kurdistan Region: Consul General

An hour ago
 

https://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/54ab01b7-d17a-48ac-99e3-5ceb94206fd9?platform=hootsuite

 

UK wants strong, stable Kurdistan Region: Consul General
James Thornton, the British Consul General in Erbil, during a meeting with Masoud Barzani, the President of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP). (Photo: Masoud Barzani's website)
 

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The United Kingdom wants the Kurdistan Region to continue to be a strong and stable partner in the Middle East, a British official said on Monday.

James Thornton, the British Consul General in Erbil, made the comments in a meeting with Masoud Barzani, the President of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP). Thornton met with the Kurdish leader to introduce himself as the new Consul General in Erbil.

The British official “expressed his satisfaction with the progress of the political process in the Kurdistan Region and the start of the new government, stressing that his country wishes the Kurdistan Region to be strong and stable,” a statement on the KDP leader’s website read.

Thornton also “wished to develop further relations between Britain and the Kurdistan Region,” it added.

Both sides also discussed the latest political developments in Iraq and the region, in general, especially as the so-called Islamic State threatens to reemerge.

One of the areas of discussion was Article 140 of the Iraqi Constitution and the security situation in Kirkuk, a province disputed between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Federal Government of Iraq.

Article 140 is related to the status of disputed areas between Baghdad and Erbil. According to the article, a referendum was supposed to be held in these areas to determine if its residents want to be governed by the KRG or Iraq. However, no such vote has taken place yet.

Delegations from the Kurdistan Region and Iraq have met regularly in the last few months to resolve outstanding disputes, including those related to the contested areas.

“Relations between the Kurdistan Region and Britain were another focus of the meeting,” the statement concluded.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Soon .. A delegation headed by the Minister of Culture of the Territory visit Baghdad to discuss joint cooperation

Editing Date:: 9/9/2019 22:01 • 59 read times
Soon .. A delegation headed by the Minister of Culture of the Territory visit Baghdad to discuss joint cooperation
http://alforatnews.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=210665
Taher al-Hamoud, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities, received on Monday with a delegation from the Ministry of Culture in the Kurdistan Regional Government joint cooperation between Baghdad and Erbil.
The Ministry of Culture said in a statement received by the agency (Euphrates News) a copy, that "Hamoud, received a delegation from the Ministry of Culture in the Kurdistan Regional Government headed by Counselor Nozad Abdul Aziz Saleh," while the two sides reviewed, in the presence of Aqeel al-Mandlawi, Director General of the Iraqi Fashion Department cultural reality challenges Facing. "
Al-Homoud stressed, according to the statement, "the importance of this visit in the formulation of a national strategy to promote Iraqi culture and unify the visions and objectives between the Federal Ministry of Culture and government cultural institutions in the region," stressing that "one goal is to support cultural projects in Iraq and the advancement of Iraqi intellectuals from the north of the country. To the south. "
For his part, Saleh, for "an upcoming visit of the Minister of Culture in the regional government to Baghdad during the coming period to support the efforts exerted by Baghdad and Erbil in advancing the Iraqi cultural scene forward."
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Association of Private Banks meets the Minister of Finance and Economy of the Regional Government

 

image.png.d725bceb3faccaaeccba03673d036204.png

http://economy-news.net/content.php?id=17700

Economy News _ Baghdad

A delegation from the Association of Iraqi Private Banks, on Tuesday, visited the Minister of Finance and Economy in the Kurdistan Regional Government Awat Janab Nuri Saleh.

The transfer of the Regional Director of the Association of Iraqi private banks Mohammed Munther, congratulations and Blessings of the President of the Association of Private Banks, Wadih al-Handal, on the occasion of fattening the post of Minister of Finance and Economy in the Government of the Region wishing him success and success in his work.

The delegation discussed with the minister the possibility of joint work with the ministry through seminars, training courses and joint workshops, as well as coordination between the Ministry of Finance and the Association of Banks through the establishment of a joint committee to follow up topics related to banks in general.

For his part, expressed the Minister of Finance and Economy, the ministry's readiness to cooperate with the Association of Iraqi private banks, praising the efforts of the Association in the Kurdistan region.

 

 
Number of Views 46 Date Added 10/09/2019

 

  • Upvote 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Dinarrock said:

Yeah another great saying...I have been following the money here for 15 years and it has gotten me nowhere!!  LoL

 

I’m ready for the money to start following me!! 💰💰💰

  • Like 2
  • Haha 2
  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

KRG Office in Baghdad Reopens to Promote Good Ties

 
 BasNews   11/09/2019 - 01:31  Published inKurdistan
KRG Office in Baghdad Reopens to Promote Good Ties
 

ERBIL - The representative office of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Baghdad has been reopened so as to promote the relations between Erbil and Baghdad.

Head of the office, Faris Issa, told BasNews that the representative facility had been closed for several years, but that it was opened again to work as a "bridge" between the Kurdistan Region and Iraq as the two sides have agreed on resolving the remaining disputes through peaceful dialogue.

He added that the KRG will expand the structure of its office in Baghdad "for the purpose of further activating and institutionalizing the office."

"We want to make the KRG representative office in Baghdad an umbrella for all the Kurdish factions from the three authorities of legislation, executive, and judiciary from different Kurdistani political parties in Baghdad to address any issues in accordance with the Iraqi Constitution," Issa concluded.

  • Thanks 1
  • Upvote 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Talk talk talk is better than shoot shoot shoot"...Winston S. Churchill, former Prime Minister of Britain during WWII.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 All this economic good news , from China to this here fattening of minister of Finance   leads to the inevitability of an rv . An rv will do the world good by bringing back the good old middle class 

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
624 views

Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Wednesday that the Kurdistan region has not delivered the agreed oil so far to the federal government, pointing out that Erbil must respect its obligations related to oil exports.

"Quoted by Reuters , " for Ghadhban was quoted as saying during a meeting of the Ministerial Committee emanating from the (OPEC) to monitor production, it is "supposed to hand over the government of the Kurdistan region of Iraq 250 thousand barrels of oil per day to the federal government but is not committed to that yet."
 

He continued, that "the Kurdistan region of Iraq to respect its obligations relating to oil exports and its share in the federal budget."

In a separate context, Ghadhban said, " OPEC and its allies will discuss whether there is a need to deepen production cuts during the meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee on Thursday."

He added that "decisions on production policy are collective decisions and that Iraq does not want to take the decision alone," noting that he will meet "with the Saudi and Russian energy ministers later on Wednesday."
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Time for KRG-Baghdad revenue handover deal running out: Iraq oil minister

1 hour ago  |  81 Views
466640Image1.jpg?mode=crop&quality=70&ra
Iraqi Oil Minister Thamir Ghadhban speaks to Rudaw on the sidelines of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference on September 11, 2019. Photo: Rudaw TV

Speaking to Rudaw on the sidelines of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, Iraq Oil Minister Thamir Ghadhban warned on Wednesday that with 2020 budget allocation legislation imminent, time is running out for Erbil and Baghdad to hammer out their differences. 

Relations between Erbil and Baghdad plunged in 2014 when the Kurdistan Regional Government began exporting oil directly to Turkey. Baghdad responded by cutting the KRG’s budget share – one of the main reasons for a four year slash of KRG employee salaries.

Iraq’s 2019 budget bill stipulates Iraqi federal government will pay KRG salaries regardless of whether other terms are honored. For other budget allocations, Baghdad requires the KRG to export 250,000 barrels of oil per day through Iraq’s state oil-marketing company SOMO and hand over all federal revenues to the central treasury - which the KRG has yet to do. 

Ghadhban said that in order increase the level of oil exported from Kirkuk to Turkey’s Ceyhan port, Baghdad is planning to build a new pipeline from Kirkuk to Peshkhabur, to replace an old pipeline which has severely been damaged by the Islamic State in the past. However, export increases to Western markets are not an immediate term priority, he said.

 
Rudaw: How is the situation regarding relations between the KRG and Iraqi federal government?

Thamir Ghadhban: They have generally been good since the election of Mr. Nechirvan Barzani [as Kurdistan Region president]. He came to Baghdad, and there was a fruitful meeting with His Excellency the Prime Minister of Iraq Mr. Adil Abdul Mahdi, which was followed by another meeting after the election and appointment of Mr. Masrour Barzani [as PM]. I attended the two meetings. There was an agreement between the two sides that...we are a unified country with sovereignty and that both sides should work together... to serve the people of Iraq, all over the country, whether in Basra or Erbil, and issues like the payment of salaries, like oil and gas, should be solved amicably between the two parties. Both sides agreed that our reference is the constitution. 

This was also followed by a meeting in Erbil. I was leading a delegation that met with his Excellency Mr. Masrour Barzani, and later we met the President of the Region of KRG Mr. Nechirvan Barzani. Of course, relations are better. Both sides are [determined] to solve issues between the two sides through dialogue to serve the country, to serve the people of Iraq and serve the people of Kurdistan. We agreed to further dialogues, and to forming sub-committees to look into oil and gas issues, to revenue-sharing issues and issues of security.

Concerning oil and gas, how are the negotiations going? Which stage of talks are you now at? Is there a level of understanding between the two governments?

First of all, I would like to say that there have previously been a lot of problems regarding solving these issues, how to agree on a common policy, how to market oil produced in the region of Kurdistan, the role of SOMO and how to deal with revenue generated from the sale of Kurdistan Region oil. 

We have agreed we should really prepare a list of a number of principles that should guide us, those who are going to engage in dialogue.I would not call it negotiations, because the federal budget law of 2019 is very clear. It [contains] rights and obligations. We in the federal government are now paying salaries of all the employees of the federal region of Kurdistan, and similarly for the Peshmerga within the budget of the Ministry of Defense [of Iraq]. But the law also states very clearly that the KRG should commit to the handover of at least 250,000 produced barrels of oil to the federal government so that SOMO, the marketing company of the federal government, can sell it on the international market and the money generated be deposited into the federal government treasury. Unfortunately, this has yet to be done.

Of course there is a lot of dismay and disagreement, especially within the special committees and parliamentarians in Baghdad, about the KRG not adhering to and respecting the [budget] law, passed by the whole parliament and agreed to and voted on by Kurdish parliament blocs. Now, there is an exchange of papers between the two sides, and I hope those issues will be solved in meetings in the coming days, and that we both respect the implementation of the federal budget law – otherwise, there will be immense difficulties in the coming budget law of the year 2020.

In your opinion, how long it will take for negotiations to bear fruit with the KRG to reach an agreement? Do you think Baghdad and the KRG will be done with these disagreements before passing the 2020 budget?

I think it is in the interest of the KRG that we move forward swiftly. We should not [waste] time. We are now in September and it has been … almost seven months since the approval of the budget law. There are now detailed discussions taking place about the 2020 budget law within the federal government. I think we should not be taking our time. We should not talk about negotiation anymore; we should talk about working together and implementing the federal budget law, and also agree on the principles that will guide us both for the year 2020.

Does the Iraqi government have any plans to increase the export of oil via the Kurdistan-Ceyhan oil pipeline? How much oil is now going through Ceyhan oil pipeline?

We are currently exporting about 100,000 barrels of oil per day. Currently, we do not have a plan to increase export levels. This is simply because of the limitations of North Oil Company [Kirkuk-based state oil company] production capacity. Also a lot of oil [is] being processed at refineries inside KRG - the KAR refinery and Qaiwan refinery.  We provide approximately 140-150,000 barrels of oil per day [to those refineries]. The main export route from the south, where we have ample capacity, because the biggest market for Iraqi oil is South-East Asian markets, rather than European Union or American markets. So, we will keep that level for next year. 

At the same time, we are now in the process of going ahead with the construction of a new pipeline from Kirkuk to Peshkhabur to replace the old pipeline which was severely damaged by the terrorist organization of Daesh [Islamic State]. Once we have that, and we have more connections with networks from the south, then we will be able to export more than the current 100,000 barrels of oil per day at some point in the future.

In 2014, the Ministry of Oil in Baghdad filed a complaint against KRG officials [due to independent oil sales]. What is your view on this case and how it should be resolved?

Well, it is within the federal court and has taken some time, of course. We are not really putting pressure [on case proceedings], but at the same time, [we want] the issues are solved amicably for the good interests of the whole people of Iraq, and a sound and sustainable agreement detailing that we have common policy. 

I am now facing difficulties with OPEC, as the KRG is producing increasing amounts without coordination with the federal government - a serious matter, of course. Our accord with OPEC is for the whole country, not the federal government alone. Therefore, whatever production is happening within the federal region of Kurdistan is accounted for as part of Iraqi produced oil. Thus, as I earlier said, once we have a common agreement, and we have a common policy to regulate the production and exportation of oil, I think all pending issues will be solved for the people of Iraq.

Baghdad took legal action against Turkey with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in 2014 in Paris, after Ankara announced that oil from the KRG was being exported to international markets. What is your viewpoint now?

Well, there is now dialogue between the two sides. We hope that we come to an agreement. The most important point, which is really a valid point, is that we have a bilateral state-to-state agreement [with Turkey], and that any use of the system by a third party should be done with the consent of the two parties. But what has been done in the past has been unilateral action, without the consent of the federal government. That is why the previous government complained, and I think they were right to do so.

Transcribed by Zhelwan Z. Wali

 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kurdistan region demands debts from Baghdad .. up to 80 billion dollars and discussed within days

Political 05:31 - 11/09/201

https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=64448

image.png.15ac58661a92d82235beeaa4f1637952.png

Baghdad - Mawazine News
The Kurdistan Regional Government said on Wednesday that the federal government in Baghdad owes the region up to 80 billion dollars, while noting that it will discuss this file during the visit of the Kurdish delegation to the capital Baghdad.
"The Kurdistan government is seeking to agree with Baghdad on the region's share in the budget next year, in addition to resolving the outstanding problems between the two parties," government spokesman Gutiar Adel told a news conference after a regional government meeting.
He added, "The talks will also see talk about debts owed by the federal government to Arbil up to 80 billion dollars," noting that "these amounts are the rights of the Kurdish people

Edited by 6ly410

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Revealed the composition of the Kurdistan region delegation to Baghdad

Political 05:00 - 11/09/2019

image

Baghdad - Mawazine News
The deputy of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Sherwan Mirza, on Wednesday, the composition of the delegation of the region scheduled to visit the capital Baghdad to discuss outstanding problems with the federal government.
Mirza said in an interview carried by the media of his party, "The delegation of the Kurdistan region consists of ministers of finance and peshmerga, planning, interior, agriculture and a number of other officials."
He added, "The Kurdistan Regional Government sent the names of the delegation formally to the federal government and waiting for the arrival of the response of the federal government to determine the date of the joint meeting and the delegation went to the capital Baghdad."
He continued, "The delegation will discuss with officials in the federal government, oil and budget and the normalization of the situation in the areas cut off, and I believe that the visit will take place during the next week."

 

Edited by 6ly410

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
jotyar.jpg

Kurdistan announces the work program of the visit of a government delegation to Baghdad

 

The spokesman for the Kurdistan Regional Government, Gutiar Adel, announced the work program of a visit by a government delegation next week to the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
Adel said at a press conference after a meeting of the Council of Ministers of the region, that a delegation of the regional government will visit Baghdad next week, headed by Planning Minister Khalid Shwani, to discuss the subject of the budget.
He added that the delegation will also discuss conducting the census, and will discuss the application of Article 140 before starting the census.

 

Edited by 6ly410
  • Upvote 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jotyaradel.jpg

Government of Kurdistan: Baghdad owes $ 80 billion to the region

2019/09/11 07:50:46
 

 

Kurdistan Regional Government spokesman Gutiar Adel announced the size of the Iraqi government's indebtedness to Erbil.
Adel said at a press conference after a meeting of the Council of Ministers of the region, the Iraqi government owes $ 80 billion to the provincial government, and these funds rights will be discussed with Baghdad.
He added that this indebtedness is proven to us in full details and statistics.
Gutiar was asked about the time to return the salaries of the salaries of the region's employees. Billion dollars to the regional government. "

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
%D9%85%D8%AC%D9%84%D8%B3-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9

The Council of Ministers of Kurdistan takes several decisions, including the visit to Baghdad and the census

 

2019/09/11 07:15:31

 

The Council of Ministers of the Kurdistan Region on Wednesday, its regular session chaired by Prime Minister Masroor Barzani.

At the beginning of the meeting, the Prime Minister reviewed the results of the joint meeting between the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Kurdish blocs, which was held on the eighth of this month in Erbil.

It was decided at the meeting, that a delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government to visit Baghdad next week, to discuss and exchange information on the file of the financial budget and the involvement of the region in the preparation of the draft draft by the Federal Ministry of Finance, with an invitation to the committees of finance, oil and gas, and parliamentary law to visit the region .

Also at the meeting, it was agreed that a delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government will meet with the Kurdistan Region Parliament on Thursday (12 September) to discuss the latest developments in relations between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government.

In another aspect of the meeting, the Minister of Planning of the Kurdistan Region presented a report on the census project to be conducted in Iraq in 2020, as the Minister highlighted the aspects of the project and the preparations of the Kurdistan region in this area, and in this light, the Council of Ministers decided to form a special committee to evaluate the census project Population with the importance of the observations of the Kurdistan region on the religious and national components in the region, and the Kurdish areas outside the administration (disputed areas).

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kurdistan "want" from Baghdad $ 80 billion: these are our rights

Slider 11/09/2019 71
thumbs_b_c_eb5e865a3f63e874b5a86707e2673 Kurdistan "want" from Baghdad $ 80 billion: these are our rights
 

Kalkamsh Press / Baghdad
The spokesman of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Gutiar Adel, on the size of the indebtedness of the Iraqi government to Erbil.
"The central government owes $ 80 billion to the provincial government, and these funds are rights that will be discussed with Baghdad," Adel told a news conference after a meeting of the provincial council of ministers.
He added that "this indebtedness is proven to us in full details and statistics."
Asked about the time to return the salaries of the salaries saved to the region's employees, Gutiar said, "The money of these loans does not exist with the provincial government, but because of the cut salaries sent from Baghdad, this system has been implemented, and these rights will be claimed from Baghdad as it was noted that Baghdad owes 80 billion Dollars to the provincial government. ”

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oil: Erbil has not delivered the agreed quota and Kurdistan must respect its obligations

image.php?token=d4d7313160344d8e7bb1cee3f81bbe05&c=3853487&size=
 

11-09-2019 04:20 PM
http://www.ikhnews.com/index.php?page=article&id=198563

 

Baghdad / News

Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Wednesday that the Kurdistan region has not delivered the agreed oil so far to the federal government.

Ghadhban from the UAE pointed out that Erbil must respect its obligations related to oil exports and its share in the federal budget.

 
 
  • Thanks 1
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kurdistan: Baghdad owes $ 80 billion to the region

11-09-2019 04:59 PM

image.php?token=58af598bbb054b3ccba8ad9c866fdec2&c=2005993&size=
 

http://www.ikhnews.com/index.php?page=article&id=198564

 

Baghdad / News

The spokesman of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Gutiar Adel, on the size of the indebtedness of the Iraqi government to Erbil.

"The Iraqi government owes $ 80 billion to the regional government, and these funds are rights that will be discussed with Baghdad," Adel told a news conference after a meeting of the provincial council of ministers.

He added that "this indebtedness is proven to us in full details and statistics."

On the time of the return of the salaries of the salaries saved to the employees of the region, Gutiar said, "The funds of these loans do not exist with the provincial government, but because of cuts of salaries sent from Baghdad has been implemented this system, and will be claiming these rights from Baghdad, as noted that Baghdad owes $ 80 billion to the government Territory.

 
 
Edited by 6ly410
  • Thanks 1
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ghadban: Kurdistan has not delivered the oil agreed to the federal government so far

Economie

2019-09-11 | 06:32
Ghadban: Kurdistan has not delivered the oil agreed to the federal government so far
 
 

Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Wednesday that the Kurdistan region has not delivered the agreed oil so far to the federal government, pointing out that Erbil must respect its obligations related to oil exports.

"The KRG is supposed to deliver 250,000 barrels of oil a day to the federal government, but it is not yet committed to that," Ghadhban said during an OPEC ministerial committee meeting to monitor production.
 
 

He continued, that "the Kurdistan region of Iraq to respect its obligations relating to oil exports and its share in the federal budget."

In a separate context, Ghadhban said, "OPEC and its allies will discuss whether there is a need to deepen production cuts during the meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee on Thursday."

He added that "decisions on production policy are collective decisions and that Iraq does not want to take the decision alone," noting that he will meet "with the Saudi and Russian energy ministers later on Wednesday."
 

The oil minister is heading the Iraqi delegation participating in several events this week in the UAE, starting with the World Energy Conference in conjunction with the activities of the World Energy Forum followed by the meeting of the Ministerial Committee for Production Control. .
  • Upvote 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

Kurdistan

Masoud Barzani, US envoy discuss Erbil-Baghdad ties, Kurdish future in Syria

46 minutes ago
 

Masoud Barzani, US envoy discuss Erbil-Baghdad ties, Kurdish future in Syria
Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) President Masoud Barzani (right) during a meeting with the US Deputy Chief of Mission in Iraq, Brian McFeeters, Sept. 11, 2019. (Photo: Masoud Barzani's office)
 
 

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The president of the leading Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, on Wednesday, discussed with the US Deputy Chief of Mission in Iraq, Brian McFeeters, the issues of current relations between Erbil and Baghdad, as well as the future of Kurds in Syria.

In the meeting, which took place in Erbil with US Consul-General in Erbil Steven Fagin present, both sides highlighted the current situation in Iraq and the region.

Barzani, the former President of the autonomous Kurdistan Region, reiterated his support for resolving disputes between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the federal government through a constructive dialogue within the framework of the Iraqi constitution, according to Barzani’s press office.

The senior Kurdish leader also emphasized the importance of addressing the political situation in northern Iraq and the threat that the Islamic State still poses. Barzani noted that the terrorist group is defeated militarily, but that it plans to regroup and re-emerge in the country.

The causes that led to the creation of the Islamic State remain unresolved, he stressed.

Barzani currently holds no government post, but the long-time Kurdish leader is a renowned figure in the Kurdistan Region and continues to play an important and influential role.

The two sides also discussed the situation in Kirkuk Province and other disputed territories. They remain one of the key issues between Erbil and Baghdad, even as they increasingly pose a major security threat, because the Islamic State is re-establishing itself in those areas.

The current developments in Syria and concerns about the future of Kurds in the north and northeast areas of the country, known as Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), were also issues that Barzani highlighted in his discussion with the US envoy.

 

Edited by 6ly410
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.



  • Similar Content

    • By yota691
      After the arrival of the amounts from Baghdad .. Kurdistan begins to distribute salaries to its employees
      Economy | 11:52 - 06/11/2019
             
      The Ministry of Finance and Economy of the Kurdistan Regional Government, on Wednesday, to distribute the salaries of employees of the region after the arrival of funds from the federal government in Baghdad. 
      A source in the ministry said in a statement singled out (Mawazine News) that "the ministry began to distribute the salaries of the Ministry of Peshmerga and its departments, while the salaries of other ministries will be distributed according to the monthly schedule."
      He added that "the Ministry of Finance in the Kurdistan Regional Government yesterday received an amount of 454 billion dinars allocated from the federal government, which was deposited in the Central Bank of Erbil branch has been direct distribution from the beginning of the day." 
    • By yota691
      Interpol informs Kurdistan that the handover of Najmuddin will be to Baghdad, not to Arbil
      Political | 12:28 - 22/05/2019
            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."
           
    • By Butifldrm
      Barzani: Kurdistan and Kirkuk decision to secede from Iraq soon.
      Last updated: 3 may 2017-1:08 m Erbil/Iraq News Network-new President of Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani, on Wednesday, his emphasis on secession from Iraq this year, claiming that the separation of Kurdistan would not create problems for neighboring countries. Barzani said in an interview with the French newspaper Le Figaro, "the time has come for the independence of Kurdistan and we wish and get it through dialogue and understanding and peacefully with Iraq." despite efforts made since about a century to preserve the unity of Iraq, the Kurds destroyed and rewarded with 4500 burning of villages and attack them with chemical weapons ", indicating To "wake alone provided more than 10 thousands of victims killed by the Iraqi Government." he noted that "after 2003 we thought through the new Constitution that we are going to open a new page regarding our rights but Baghdad cut off financial budget and did not meet their obligations."
      Barzani reiterated his assurance that the "Kurdistan wants to establish good relations with its neighbours," unlikely to create Kurdistan secession problems for neighboring countries, saying "separation will not cause new political problems but would contribute in solving existing problems and future French President Barzani to" support the separation of Kurdistan or at least not opposition. "
      In response to a question on whether Barzani has got international safeguards on separation, Barzani said the Kurdish people would make the decision, and will never be a Kurdish State if we wait for her simply as a gift granted by the international community. "and" the first stage will be a referendum, and this happens in a few days, "adding that" the referendum is a legitimate right of Kurds and we need a mandate from the people to begin long negotiations with Baghdad "." as long as Baghdad refused to be real partners with them we intend to Be good neighbors, and that's what I want to say to those who are worried about it. "
      Regarding the war against ISIS, Barzani noted that "defeat ISIS will not solve all the problems of Iraq, warning that" the terrorist group will probably petty and another address if conditions in Iraq remain unchanged and no elimination of radical ideology in the region "." after the battle of Mosul should stay us-led coalition in Iraq and Kurdistan for a while, until alkdaH the final ISIS to protect security and stability in the region, "Barzani that" foreign military forces can play a role in rebuilding the war-torn Mosul, describing military cooperation with France in Mosul as "excellent, French intelligence provided substantial assistance to the Iraqi forces." and "Kirkuk, Kirkuk is without a doubt the question in terms of history and geography", but "but that doesn't mean it's a Kurdish city, but there are Christians, Arabs and Turkmens who live there too, and no We want another component materiality in this city that we want a referendum to decide its fate all components respect the referendum results. "but if had any military or political groups tried to change the situation in Kirkuk and put pressure on our citizens, we will do whatever is necessary to protect them."
       
      http://www.microsofttranslator.com/bv.aspx?from=&to=en&a=http%3A%2F%2Faliraqnews.com%2F%d8%a8%d8%b1%d8%b2%d8%a7%d9%86%d9%8a%d9%83%d8%b1%d9%83%d9%88%d9%83-%d9%83%d8%b1%d8%af%d8%b3%d8%aa%d8%a7%d9%86%d9%8a%d8%a9-%d9%88%d9%82%d8%b1%d8%a7%d8%b1-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%a7%d9%86%d9%81%d8%b5%d8%a7%2F
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.