A spokesman for the Kurdistan Regional Government: We are not pessimistic about reaching a solution with Baghdad
01.03.2013 | (Voice of Iraq) - Add a comment -
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confirmed Sven Daza Yei, a spokesman for the Kurdistan Regional Government, headed by Nechirvan Barzani «not the failure of negotiations between the delegation of the Government of the Territory and the federal government in Baghdad on the crisis of the general budget and interact within the Iraqi Council of Representatives», pointing out that «the delegation Government of the Territory returned yesterday (I) without reaching a conclusion, but this does not mean the failure of the talks and there other tours in order to reach a result ».
was the crisis on the Iraqi budget has deepened after the failure of the meetings between Iraqi Oil Minister Abdul Karim and coffee and his Kurdish Ashti Hawrami, Minister of Natural Resources in the territorial Government in resolving a dispute over payments oil companies operating in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region in the north of the country. The cabinet approved the Iraqi budget, worth 6.118 billion dollars in October (October), but the conflict between Shiite forces, Sunni and Kurdish foiled attempts by some legislators to approve the budget in parliament. left Kurdish delegation led by Hawrami Baghdad empty-handed before yesterday after meetings « tense and coffee lasted for about five hours. The budget crisis is the latest in a long dispute term between the federal government and the Kurdish region on how to exploit the fourth-largest oil reserves in the world and the division of revenue. says Kurdistan that her dues over four trillion Iraqi dinars, or 5.3 billion dollars to cover the costs incurred by companies Oil working there over the past three years, but Baghdad refuses to those contracts and says it is illegal not allocated only 750 billion Iraqi dinars (33.644 million dollars). said Daza Yei, a spokesman for the Kurdistan Regional Government, told «Middle East» by telephone of Arbil yesterday «We Kurds are optimistic always working to resolve disputes or crises through dialogue, and there are talks taking place in Baghdad between representative of the Territory Rose Nuri Shaways, Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister, and the federal government in connection with access to solutions on the Territory's budget», warning that «there Many proposals and details manifold which can not be mentioned here ». and added «We do not want to anticipate events and say that difficult access to the results, but say that the talks between the oil minister in the federal government and the Minister of Natural Resources in our government was very frank and clear and these discussions You need flexibility by the parties », pointing out that« the atmosphere of these discussions indicate the presence of the field to find solutions ». said Daza Yei «There are some voices in Baghdad demanding reduced budget territory that have been proposed in the time of the Government of Iyad Allawi, amounting to 17 per cent of Iraq's budget , and this figure was adopted at the time the United Nations estimates that appropriated by oil for food program in the Nineties the past, and now there are those who demand downwards to between 12 to 13 per cent », adding that« the territorial Government receives from the 17 per cent to $ 10.4 per percent after deducting quotas sovereign. Adding «have been allocated 17 per cent when she said the federal government that the number of the population of Iraq 25 million people in the 2005 elections, and in the 2010 election saw the number of souls Iraqis 32 million, and this means that the number of souls region has risen as the number of souls Iraqis but The irony that they underestimated the number of the souls of the province of Sulaymaniyah (seconds provinces of the region). Stressing the «importance of conducting a census of the whole of Iraq in order to know exactly ratios distribution of the budget and will satisfy any rate by the number of souls region». and on budget territory, said the official spokesman for the Kurdistan Regional Government «We have been discussing the budget speculative of the territory within the Parliament of the region and sent to the President of the region Massoud Barzani », pointing out that it« balancing speculative until the ratification of the general budget in Baghdad and allocate the region's share of them ». For his part, pro Tayyip spokesman Kurdistan Alliance bloc in the Iraqi parliament, said talks on payments oil companies reached an impasse, describing the position of Baghdad that tactic to scare the oil companies attracted to the improved security situation and the terms of the contract in the north. added that the Kurds are not prepared to compromise on payments by oil companies. May delay this crisis large projects of infrastructure and payments for the regional authorities in the Member State in OPEC. said Abbas al-Bayati Shi'ite member of parliament from the State of Law coalition led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki that he is not the right Kurds receive payments because they did not contribute their share fair in national exports , as quoted by Reuters. He added that they stop oil exports months ago and it is unacceptable to claim now payments. crude being exported to world markets Kurdish via pipeline to Turkey under the control of Baghdad, but these exports stopped last year as a result of a dispute over payments. Middle East
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