Will the Sadrists hit the Iraqi economy to the core with this sudden step?
politics, 2022/08/26 22:49, the number of readings: 1383
News platforms linked to the Sadrist movement have been promoting, since yesterday, Thursday, the Telegram application, to close oil stations, considering that "the oil goes to the corrupt, and that the people do not benefit from the export," stressing that
"the safety of all oil companies is guaranteed." Foreign and domestic workers operating inside the oil fields when they are closed. She pointed out that
"the value of Iraqi oil revenues, according to official data, amounts to about 120 billion dollars annually,
but the actual number is much more than that if we take into account the illegal export and smuggling of oil to neighboring countries, and that
these astronomical numbers are sufficient to build a continent." The platforms also confirmed,
"The (Petranus) field or the Al-Gharraf oil field (north of Nasiriyah) between the Shukr Castle district and Al-Rifai district produces 200,000 barrels per day, and that the leader of the Dawa Party, Kata Najiman (Abu Mujahid) dominates it," noting that
"Closing production fields will stop 83 percent of oil exports.
Activists published the names of many fields, stressing that they will be closed, and they are in the governorates of Basra, Maysan, Nasiriyah, including the Abu Zarqan field, the Abu Gharb field in Maysan, the Rumaila fields in Basra, the Zubair field, the Qurna field, the Western Qurna field, and the giant Majnoon field in the governorate. Basra, Giant Nahr Ibn Omar Field, Halfaya Field, Giant Nasiriyah Field in Dhi Qar Governorate, Al-Gharraf Field in Dhi Qar, Sinbad Field, West Al-Kifl Field, Al-Sabbah Field, Dujaila Field, Jabal Fawki Field, Nasiriyah Fields: Heath Field, Bazerkan Fields , Fakka field (Maysan) and others.
For his part, one of the coordinators of the Sadrist sit-ins, Jassem Al-Fatlawi, said that
"any directives did not arrive from the leaders of the movement to close the oil fields," noting that
"the Sadrist movement and all the people believe that the imports of these fields go to the pockets of the parties and the corrupt and their parties, and
this is the reality, and that
The people did not get any benefits from those imports." He pointed out that
"the movement does not take any steps without being very deliberate, aimed at preventing corruption and looting state funds and serving the people."
The activist in the Sadrist movement, "Abu Shaham", urged the people of the southern provinces to close all the fields, and he said in a tweet to him,
"The free southern people must close all the oil fields in southern Iraq, and for the reason that the people do not benefit from them, because they go into the pockets of the corrupt... We shall die honorably and not be slaves to corrupt tyrants.”