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Kurdistan Alliance: demand payment of 7 trillion dinars for the Peshmerga and the failure of al-Shahristani and hatred cause problems with Baghdad (PFP)

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Range Press / Baghdad

Expressed the Kurdistan Alliance, on Saturday, "surprise" of the lack of a representative within the mini-committee formed by the Council of Ministers to discuss the budget of 2014, between the budget "did not address any problem" of the financial problems of the outstanding issues between Baghdad and Erbil, called "pay 7 trillion dinars accrued cumulative Peshmerga forces have not paid by the government seven years ago, "while stressing that" because of the struggle and sacrifices of the Peshmerga sat Prime Minister on the seat of government, "accused the Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs Hussain al-Shahristani as" the cause of the financial problems of the outstanding issues between Erbil and Kurdistan result of failure and hatred " .

A member of the Finance Committee representative for the Kurdistan Alliance Najiba Najib said in an interview to (range) that "the Council of Ministers formed a small committee composed of representatives from the Ministries of Planning and Finance and advisers economists from the Council of Ministers to discuss the federal budget for 2014, which includes these discussions allocations each ministry and institution."

It said Najib "We are surprised by the absence of a representative of the Kurdistan Alliance within the ministerial committee, even though we asked for months the need for us to be representative of the order taking all our demands," noting that "the answers to the government in this regard was unconvincing and its argument that the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance is a component of the Kurdish ", stating that" the agent representing all Iraqis, not the Kurds in this location. "

And went on a member of the Finance Committee, saying that "the budget in 2014 did not address any problem of the financial problems of the outstanding issues between Baghdad and Erbil, despite the presence of new agreements between the central government and the province allows to resolve all outstanding problems by forming committees negotiated between the coalitions national and Kurdistan."

The agency that "the Kurdistan Regional Government sent an official invitation to the members of the negotiation by the National Alliance to start the process of talks," afterthought "but the National Alliance were not has a seriousness in this meeting and therefore did not attend his representatives to solve the outstanding problems between Erbil and Baghdad."

She noted that "the most important financial problems of the relationship between the federal government and Arbil are receivables oil companies operating in the region, and the issue of entitlements elements of the Peshmerga forces, which are part of the system, national defense and therefore makes it imperative for the central government cut 17% of the defense budget of the Federal and push the Peshmerga" .

She added that "the previous budgets from 2007 to 2013 provided for the existence of advances to the Peshmerga, but the federal government has not paid until today, and thus became these benefits are cumulative and an estimated 7 trillion dinars," pointing out that "what we ask for in the budget in 2014 is to find a formula The mechanism of clear and explicit to pay these dues one installment or in the form of payments. "

And increased Najib that "the budget in 2014 in which an increase in expenditures sovereign begun to increase year after year, which is deducted from the quotas provinces and 17 for the Kurdistan region," Usually this as "outside the context of the Constitution, which stipulates that local government budgets may not be deducted."

It noted that "expenditure sovereign in the 2011 budget amounted to 22 trillion dinars, while the total in 2012 31 trillion Lama in 2013 was 41 trillion while the budget in 2014 amounted to 49 trillion dinars," indicating that "expenses sovereign include balancing the three presidencies and ministries of defense and interior and oil, foreign affairs and finance and debt owed by Iraq, including the debt of Kuwait. "

On his part, said the Kurdistan Alliance MP Mahma Khalil in an interview (range) that "there are flaws many in the federal budget for 2014, which has not been resolved with the ministries and local governments and the Kurdistan region," noting that "the federal government is trying to send the draft budget for non-consensual and period tight deadlines in order to pass it as they wish ", accusing the government of" deliberately delayed ".

Khelil said that "the most important disadvantages of the budget approved each year when the month of March and are released in the month of May, which can not be for the provinces take advantage of them," noting that "the Kurdistan Alliance, demanding payment of dues of the oil companies and retroactively from 2007 until 2014 and accruals Peshmerga as well. "

He pointed out that "Peshmerga protect the nearly 600 kilometer border, which is part of the defense system of the Federal and because of the Peshmerga and the struggle and sacrifices sat Prime Minister on the seat of government," attributing the cause of all the financial problems of the outstanding issues between Erbil and Kurdistan to "Deputy Prime Minister Hussein al-Shahristani, after failing in the management of the oil sector alone, and hatred to those in the province of evolution, "asserting that" al-Shahristani, Iraq caused a loss of 30 to 50 million dollars a day due to the combustion of gas associated with oil in Basra. "

The Presidency of the Council of Representatives identified in (November 12, 2013), "the fifteenth of this month the deadline" to take over the budget bill for fiscal 2014, and called on the government to "send the bill before that date," asserting that the parliament "will enjoy Bagazath legislative Other than that. "

The Presidency of the Council of Representatives announced, in (November 8, 2013), to postpone the planned its next meeting, on Wednesday, to 17 of the current month of November.

The Iraqi Ministry of Finance announced that, in the (October 19, 2013), the complete budget for Iraq in 2014, as indicated that the budget of 174 trillion dinars and a deficit of up to 27 trillion, confirmed the formation of a committee within the Council of Ministers to override the observations recorded on them, as voiced hope Parliament approving the budget before the end of this year to implement the project "as soon as possible."

The parliamentary Finance Committee announced (30 September 2013), that the next budget year 2014 amounting to 174.6 trillion dinars, indicating that the bulk of which was allocated to the energy sector and security.

The Ministry of Planning and Development Cooperation, recently announced include 132 thousand degrees and careers within the next budget in 2014, indicating that the energy and security sectors were the main focus of the next budget, which was sent to the Council of Ministers.

The budget for 2013 was approved by Parliament amounted to 138 trillion Iraqi dinars, on the basis of calculating the price of a barrel of oil at $ 90, the amount of export of two million and 900 thousand barrels per day.

The Kurdistan Alliance confirmed, in (5 August 2013), to put guards Kurdistan (Peshmerga) the disposal of the federal government in the fight against terrorism depends on the outcome of the discussions that will take place between Baghdad and Erbil, refusing to immerse those forces "to protect the authority or in the raids random or be pliers However, a person ".

The Kurdistan Alliance was announced, in (the fourth of August 2013), on the proposal of the President of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, the development of the Peshmerga forces at the disposal of the federal government in the fight against terrorism.

It also announced the Ministry of Peshmerga in Kurdistan Regional Government, in (the fourth of August 2013), too, is ready to send troops fighting "terrorism" anywhere in Iraq, if requested by the Federal Ministry of Defence, it confirmed that a delegation from the Ministry of Defence will be in Erbil after Eid al-Fitr holiday to put the "finishing touches" on the agreements contribute to the normalization of the situation.

The Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs Hussain al-Shahristani counting, (3 April 2013), the future export of oil from Kurdistan to Turkey, "smuggling operation," and threatened to "take action against the parties" to prevent the export operations.

It is noteworthy that the Kurdistan oil haunts the federal government in Baghdad, which opposes the length of the line activity region in this regard and prepared contrary to the Constitution, whilst the contrary, based on the territory of the same constitutional reference, in the absence of the enactment of the federal oil and gas.

The pipeline from the oil fields of Kurdistan to the Turkish border, a strategic shift in the region's ability to maneuver toward economic Baghdad, which currently controls the metered export oil either through Turkey or other ports.

And decided the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq, pipeline to transport oil to Turkey without the consent of the federal government in Baghdad, saying it "does not need permission to create the infrastructure for the oil sector. While confirming the Ministry of Natural Resources in the government of the region, in the first of February 2013 the current, if Government of the Territory "is determined to move forward," in D pipeline to transport oil to Turkey "without waiting for any settlement" with the Baghdad government.

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