25-10-2014 07:03 PM
Kurds are preparing to enter the latest round of talks with the Iraqi government on a range of contentious outstanding issues, accumulated during the period of 2006 2014 the governments of al-Maliki, right after he led the Kurdish minister in parliament on Saturday and joined their work.
According to a Kurdish source, who declined to be named, said: 'The delegation will be led by a senior Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani of the Kurdistan region will go to Baghdad in a few days, to discuss the many differences accumulated over the years, and related to the political, legal and financial issues.'
Divided the existing differences between the Kurds and the Iraqi government to the political future of the proceeds related to the resolution of a number of areas, classified by the country's constitution as 'disputed between the KRG and the Iraqi government', which includes many cities and towns, the most important oil-rich Kirkuk.
Another variation is reflected in the economic and financial differences, relating to the export of oil produced from the fields of the Kurdistan region, and to re-launch the region's share of the general budget of the country, and exchange employees' salaries have been stopped by the former Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki since the beginning of the current year. There are also other controversial provisions, linked to the topic of forces 'peshmerga' allocations (Kurdish forces), which refuses to Baghdad disbursed. In addition to legal disagreements legislative, legislation relating to the national oil and gas law.
And asks the Kurds from the Iraqi government disbursed more than eight billion dollars earmarked for the region for the past few months of this year, and Maliki has stopped in order to put pressure on the Kurds, in order to stop the export of oil in isolation from the Iraqi Oil Ministry.
Kurdish claims comes at a time when the Iraqi treasury experiencing problems, due to the sharp decline in fiscal balances, which are available from oil sales.
He says Undersecretary of the Iraqi Ministry of Finance Fadel prophet, that 'the Iraqi government expenses ranging between five to six billion dollars a month, while entering the Iraqi treasury about six billion dollars, from the sale of about two and a half million barrels of oil each month.' He 'so the Iraqi financial situation is not good.'
He pointed a prophet, that 'financial situation was so, before that worsen the situation as a result of the war on the organization of the Islamic State (Daash) in the last five months.'
Undersecretary of the Iraqi Ministry of Finance added that 'negotiations between the KRG and the Iraqi government may be this time more easily than ever before, when al-Maliki was prime minister, because the people who were holding negotiating in the government did not continue in their positions, especially former oil minister Abdul-Karim and coffee, who was a follower of Hussain al-Shahristani. They form the largest contract in front of the success of the negotiations. '
And increased 'also Finance Minister purity of net debt, was directly under the authority of al-Maliki's orders and was hampering the talks, and now change Shahristani, Minister of Oil and Minister of Finance and Planning'. He said 'I am optimistic the problems can surround, especially that many of them the subject of oil exports from Kurdistan and export mechanisms, and where the oil money will be deposited.'
He described the deputy head of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, Iaram Sheikh Mohammed, enrollment Kurdish minister in the government of their work Abadi, a factor helps to 'open the doors and start serious negotiations to resolve all contentious issues between the KRG and the federal government.'
In a statement, expressed the hope that 'the federal government away from the intercalation of living things for the citizens of the region in political differences, to prove that it is the government of all Iraqis without any national or religious or sectarian discrimination'.
In turn, the new Iraqi Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari said in his first statement, that 'the priority for him would be to put the general budget, and re-stalled salaries to the staff of the Kurdistan region and the region's share of re-balancing'.
But that's not the whole picture, there is in the Kurdish side, does not see the possibility of resolving the differences between the two sides, such as the secretary of the Kurdistan Parliament, Fakhr al-Din Qadir, who expressed a lack of optimism about the upcoming talks between the Kurds and the current Iraqi government.
He pointed out that 'the Government of Abadi first violated the conditions under which the Kurds and placed in front of their participation in the government, has forced him to make an amendment to the work program of his government but he did not do it'.
He adds capable in a statement reported by the Kurdish local media, 'there is no difference between Abadi al-Maliki, in meetings of the Kurdish political parties in the presence of a representative of the United Nations in September / September last, put the Kurdish parties, a condition in front of Abadi for their participation in his government, which make adjustments to the program government, but that did not happen. '
He adds, secretary of the Kurdistan Parliament, 'so do not hide the lack optimism the talks between the two sides, as the faces change did not affect the idea of the state administration'. Observers believe that it 'would the statements made by the Minister of the new Iraqi Defense Khalid al-Obeidi, last Saturday evening, the first since renamed, that darker than the future of the talks between the Kurds and Baghdad', as the accused al-Obeidi, the Kurdistan region B 'harboring terrorists wanted by the Iraqi government on its territory '. And called for the extradition, and was intended for a number of opposition leaders to the Iraqi government. He demanded the army and police forces in the Kurdistan b 'issues arrest terrorist suspects because they threaten the security of the region and the rest of the cities of the provinces of the country.'
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