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Erbil and Baghdad to Start New Round of Oil, Budget Talks Next Week


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13 hours ago, horsesoldier said:

WORDS RELATED TO PROLONG

 
Yep that's pretty much what's been going for the last 16 1/2 years.

You can add "Soon" and "In the coming days". Know your pain - 17+ here. 

 

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As long as the negotiation result is put into the budget, there will always be contention between Baghdad and Erbil. Why? The budget expires at the start of a new year. Put it into a law outside of the budget and this ping pong oil talks between the two will stop. Agree on a number put it into law outside of the budget and then move forward.

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58 minutes ago, Theseus said:

As long as the negotiation result is put into the budget, there will always be contention between Baghdad and Erbil. Why? The budget expires at the start of a new year. Put it into a law outside of the budget and this ping pong oil talks between the two will stop. Agree on a number put it into law outside of the budget and then move forward.

Agreed, I think the reason this hasn’t been done to date is because to many corrupt people on both sides making money. 
To me the timing is right an the right people are in the right places...

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2 hours ago, DoD said:

Agreed, I think the reason this hasn’t been done to date is because to many corrupt people on both sides making money. 
To me the timing is right an the right people are in the right places...

Thats why P Trump previously called them all a bunch of perfect corrupt thieves, remember?

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3 hours ago, Retiredofficer said:

Patiently waiting  12years  for RV to pop so I  can buy me a brand new sleeve of ProVx’s. So in the meantime  I continue to play range balls.  


So true. 👍🏻

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11 hours ago, Half Crazy Runner said:

I sure hope so ...  🦶 🐐 😆

21 hours ago, gregp said:

I think Donald put a supersized foot in their goats  tush to get it done. 

 

Why would this take so long???

Hookers. They must have found hookers

 

 

You can fornicate with goats, just don't sell the meat in the same city you live in. Sharia Law 101.

 

 

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56 minutes ago, gregp said:

Why would this take so long???

Hookers. They must have found hookers

 

Makes about as much sense as anything else that goes on in Iraq. I imagine a shapely goat in a teddy or suspenders and Lacey bra might excite even the most " hardened " of the chaste or strong willed men. :o

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Erbil-Baghdad issues not limited to budget dispute: KRG PM Barzani

KURDISTANPhoto: social media
Photo: social media 
 
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region  — Disagreements between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Iraqi federal government are not limited to the budget dispute, KRG prime minister Masrour Barzani said Monday. 

“The [Kurdistan] Region’s problem with the Iraqi government is not only related to [the payment of] salaries,” he said in an interview aired Monday evening by five Kurdish television channels, including Rudaw. Erbil and Baghdad are primarily at odds over four different subjects: energy, the Iraqi budget, Peshmerga and disputed areas, said the Prime Minister. “We have discussed all these with the Iraqi government [in an effort] to reach a deal.”

Baghdad suspended payments of the budget to the KRG in April, delaying the salaries of over a million public employees, after the Region failed to transfer them a previously agreed upon 250,000 barrels of oil per day.

Barzani accused Baghdad of failing to abide by the deals they have made regarding the budget - an accusation the federal government has regularly levelled right back. 

Iraq and the KRG have held several rounds of talks to negotiate a solution to the dispute, with delegations visiting each other in Erbil and Baghdad over the last several months, but the two sides are yet to come to an agreement.

Baghdad agreed to send three sets of $268 million monthly until they reach a permanent deal. One batch has been sent so far. 

Reforms

In his Monday interview, PM Barzani also said reforms in different sectors of his cabinet will continue, referring to reforms made in KRG’s expenditure, salaries of civil servants, controlling border crossings and airports and others. 

“Reform does not only include fighting corruption, but also transparency and how to serve people and have a better infrastructure,” he said. 

“At the cabinet’s beginning, we started with very good things such as removing corruption and bureaucracy to a good extent. We also prevented bribery and made employees [of the government] spend more of their working hours serving people.”

The Kurdistan Region has faced a number of issues in recent months, including a serious economic crisis, the spread of coronavirus, a dramatic drop of oil prices and the loss of its income from Baghdad.
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Prime Minister Barzani talks Erbil-Baghdad ties, reform in interview

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https://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/3d668fc4-e517-497f-ac5a-23ca429e4de5

 

Kurdistan PM Masrour Barzani talks Erbil-Baghdad ties, reform in interview
Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani during an interview with local media, Aug. 24, 2020. (Photo: Kurdistan 24)
 

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – During an interview with local media outlets on Monday, among them Kurdistan 24, Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani reiterated the importance of his cabinet's reform agenda and diversifying the region's economy, and detailed the latest talks with the federal Iraqi government.

Erbil-Baghdad Relations

Barzani explained that the agreement with Baghdad is currently for three months only, and noted that the two sides intend to reach a comprehensive budget deal after this period.

Read More: Iraq agrees to send Kurdistan part of its budget: KRG

Regarding the situation in disputed areas between the federal and regional governments, Barzani said that dialogue is ongoing to fill the "security vacuums" and curb movements of the so-called Islamic State. He also noted that Erbil continues to work for the implementation of Article 140 of the Iraqi constitution.

The article Article 140 outlines a process to officially decide whether disputed areas are to be considered within or outside the autonomous Kurdistan Region, a process that has still never been implemented, over a decade past its constitutional deadline.

The territories disputed by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the federal government of Iraq include many cities, towns, districts, and villages stretching from the provinces of Kirkuk and Diyala in the east to Nineveh in the west, near the Syrian border.

The Prime Minister also explained that KRG representatives were part of an Iraqi delegation in the United States. He added that he had sent a letter to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, affirming Erbil's commitment to continue dialogue with Baghdad to reach solutions to all outstanding issues.

"We live in a region full of problems, and our most important problem is the lack of unity," Barzani stated. "Many political parties seek to preserve the region's constitutional status, but unfortunately, there are some parties that work otherwise, and the people of Kurdistan are the only arbiter in this regard."

Reforms

The Reform Law, passed in January, was the centerpiece of Barzani's administration before the coronavirus pandemic took over the world's headlines and recast public health as Erbil's main priority. Still, the regional government has pushed forth with its reform plan, which aims to eliminate "ghost employees" and "to bring fairness" to the public pension system, according to the parliament's website.

The Prime Minister stressed that "reform is an ongoing process, and not something that can be achieved in a short period." He added that his cabinet's initiative "is not only limited to ending corruption, but also includes transparency, how to best severe the public, and finding the best way to construct a solid economic infrastructure."

"Our efforts were to increase internal revenue, diversifying sources of income, and investments, like developing the agriculture sector, industries, and tourism."

"However, unfortunately, the global COVID-19 crisis has hindered our efforts towards achieving all that," said Barzani, noting that the efforts would continue.

Regarding the coronavirus disease, the premier asserted that "the regional authorities were the first to take many measures to protect citizens, but unfortunately some parties are playing with the lives and safety of citizens and turning it into a political issue."

He claimed that such entities were fomenting suspicion among some citizens about whether the virus exists in the first place.

On Monday, the region's Ministry of Health reported a new record number of fatalities due to the coronavirus. The total tally is now nearly 25,000 cases, including 930 deaths and about 15,000 recoveries.

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7 hours ago, Theseus said:

 

Why would this take so long???

Hookers. They must have found hookers

 

 

You can fornicate with goats, just don't sell the meat in the same city you live in. Sharia Law 101.

 

 

 

7 hours ago, horsesoldier said:

 

Makes about as much sense as anything else that goes on in Iraq. I imagine a shapely goat in a teddy or suspenders and Lacey bra might excite even the most " hardened " of the chaste or strong willed men. :o

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