Lack of confidence led to the collapse of the oil agreement between Baghdad and Erbil
Long-Presse / Baghdad
Promised universally known American newspaper, on Monday, that the collapse of the oil agreement between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, threatening the expansion of the scope of the differences in the country already affected by the dangers of division of the three axes, while promised that it threatens to sabotage one of "the most important achievements," the prime minister, Haidar Abadi, who have placed their trust in improving relations with the Kurds after years of cramping, showed that divergent views about restoring confidence to the Convention, which met with wide opposition from some partisan parties in Baghdad that it considers "give the Kurds more than the right."
The Washington Post The Washington Post the US, in a report today, I followed (range Press), "The Kurdistan region began to sell oil at about independently of the federal government in Baghdad, which would increase the divisions in the country which is witnessing a struggle to drive out the militants Daash from areas seized, "noting that" the region during July last stop, for transportation of oil state also promised to do so in accordance with the mission of the oil agreement signed between Erbil and Baghdad in the past year 2014 ".
The newspaper added that "the Government of the Territory insists that the money paid by her Baghdad were not enough," indicating that "the Kurds and Iraqi officials said that the region was issued by him more than 600 thousand barrels per day, a move that Baghdad deems illegal."
I promised the Washington Post, that "the controversy threatens the expansion of the scope of the differences in the country already affected by the dangers of division of the three axes, is the northern Kurdish region, and South and central regions of Iraq with a Shiite majority, the western and northern areas under the control of the organization Daash", usually the "collapse oil agreement threatens to sabotage one of the most important achievements of the prime minister, Haydar al-Abadi, who have placed their trust in improving relations with the Kurds after years of cramping. "
The newspaper quoted, for a Kurdish lawmaker and head of the Oil and Energy Committee in the Iraqi Parliament, Iaraz Abdullah, saying that "the result of lack of commitment by both sides to agree the oil crisis and exchanged charges".
He said Kurdish officials, according to the Washington Post, they were "forced to move more toward economic independence instead of relying on the authorities in Baghdad to repay the Government of the Territory salaries as well as fighters who are generally organization Daash threats believers protect hundreds of miles away, because they do not receive their salaries could hurt Bmanoyatem ".
For his part, former oil minister and a member of the Commission on oil in parliament, Ibrahim Mohammed Bahr al-Ulum, according to the newspaper, it was "very important to solve this problem it comes to the security situation," stressing "the importance of good relations with the Kurds."
And it showed the Washington Post, that "the federal government has sought to open a joint command center to coordinate with the Kurds in the concerted attack to recover the city of Mosul," afterthought "but that plan has been postponed due to currently focus on the al-Anbar province."
The newspaper quoted Iraqi officials, it did not identify, as saying that "disrupt the relationship between Baghdad and the Kurds will not be in the interests of Iraq."
According to the Washington Post, that "the oil agreement provides that the Government of the Territory transfer of 550 thousand barrels of oil per day national oil company, in return for 17 percent of the state budget, including the export of 300 thousand barrels per day from the Kirkuk oilfields, which says it Baghdad that he return to the government of Iraq, but the Baghdad government has been unable to export this oil because of the security situation in the region. "
Officials said in response, as quoted by the newspaper, said that "initial export volumes of the region to national oil company was less than the agreed quantity for technical reasons, although Baghdad for its part, responded to deduct 30 to 40 percent of the amount to be repaid, but after solving those problems and do the region exported exceeds the amount of 500 thousand barrels per day rates, as happened last April, the repayments of funds from the federal government have not increased. "
He returned to the President of the Parliamentary Commission on oil and energy, Iaraz Abdullah, to say that "the amount of oil removed from the region were promising but the money paid did not reflect it, so the problem appeared."
The newspaper reported, that "if the collapse of confidence in the Kurdish authorities to transfer less than 150 thousand barrels per day, last June, the national oil company, while among officials that oil exports had completely stopped last July."
In addition, officials said, the Washington Post did not specify their identities, said that "direct the region's exports through a tube oil flowing in Turkey, it amounted to approximately 600 thousand barrels per day, making the region close to obtaining the amount of billion dollars a month income that his government says it needs to cover its expenses" .
The newspaper quoted, for the Kurdistan Regional Government as saying that she "was forced to increase its sales for the independent oil Baghdad, last June, because of the large debt accumulated when the Baghdad government last year, in 2014, to freeze the payment of the region benefits from the money problem."
And Zkt newspaper, that "the region is suffering the brunt of the originally commissioned the battles being waged against Daash, as well as expenses and cost accommodate more than one million and seven hundred thousand displaced Iraqis and refugees foreigner found in regions safe places for them."
The official spokesman for the Kurdistan Regional Government, Sven Dzia, in an interview with the Washington Post, "The message to the Baghdad region and a clear preference for the Convention", adding, "But the region can not wait because of bankruptcy."
On the other hand, officials in the federal government said, according to the newspaper, "The Convention has collapsed due to lack of source oil rates by the Kurdish government," noting that "the federal government in Baghdad already suffering from the result of falling world oil prices, an economic crisis."
Washington quoted Posen, all former oil minister and a member of the Commission on oil and energy current, Ibrahim Bahr al-Ulum, saying about it, it was "not clear why stop the KRG oil equipment."
The Washington Post, said that there were "divergent views about restoring confidence to the Convention, which met with wide opposition from some partisan parties in Baghdad, Dmenhm Dawa Party, who sees that they give the Kurds more than the right."
Turn Rubaie said, an Iraqi politician from a party the prime minister Haider al-Abadi block, according to the newspaper, "I can confirm the signing of the death of the oil deal, which collapsed certificate," she returned to "the Kurds are involved in their own way absorbed what they absorbed from Baghdad, understanding Iqidonna and the whole country in a state of paralysis. "
While others felt, as the Washington Post reported, that there "in the hope of reviving the oil agreement, but they say that little progress has been achieved."
He returned a spokesman for the Government of the Territory, Dzia saying, that "the region is ready to hold negotiations with Baghdad," he returned that "the agreement is a good thing but it did not receive the proper respect."
But Iaraz Abdullah, stressed that "the government Abadi want to reach a solution but there are a lot of problems to be solved, one of the limited influence of al-Abadi," pointing out that "Nuri al-Maliki, who still is chairman of the party, which belongs to him Abadi, is a fierce critic of the Convention, despite his departure from power. "
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