Thu Apr 24 2014 07:41 | (Voice of Iraq)
Baghdad: Hamza Mustafa
Announced the Kurdistan Alliance in the Iraqi parliament, that the completion of any agreement in the field of oil with the federal government will only be achieved after the payment of the salaries of the staff of the Kurdistan region, which was the federal government has stopped since the second month of the year after a bone of contention between Baghdad and Erbil on the determination of the amount required to Kurdistan region exported, amounting to 400 thousand barrels per day and has been included in the federal budget law legislator.
It was the second deputy speaker of parliament and leader of the Kurdistan Alliance Aref Tayfur announced yesterday reached for the Kurdistan region and the central government to an agreement in principle to the problem of the export of oil.
Tayfur added: «province and Baghdad reached preliminary agreement to the problem of oil between them, but there remain some important points on which talks are taking place», pointing out that among the remaining points «mechanism for the supervision of the new Committee on Export».
He pointed out that the final agreement will not be before the parliamentary elections in the thirtieth of this month.
In this context, he said, pro-ok, spokesman for the Kurdistan Alliance bloc in the Iraqi parliament, told the «Middle East», that «the agreement in principle is above that we announced through your newspaper last week about the proposal to the Government of the region to form a joint technical committee between Baghdad and Erbil considering the possibility of all the regions of Iraq's oil in the production of the amount of oil appropriate and not predetermined », indicating that« First Deputy Speaker of Parliament Qusay al-Suhail and the members of the Quartet formed by the parliament had taken this proposal by the Prime Minister of the Territory Barzani to the federal government agreed Baghdad him ».
He revealed Ok, that this committee «will start work soon, and thus no longer Kurdistan binding pre-export quantity identified in the draft budget, which is 400 thousand barrels per day, but the amount may be less or more, according to many issues may not be related to production only, but the ability Export ».
He said ok, that «this committee and will be issued by the opened door of hope in terms of the completion of other issues such as supervision of export and any way and how they can distribute oil revenues and how to deliver it to the region and other important issues other».
He stressed the good that «any agreement between the parties will not be binding on the territory did not pay the salaries of staff in advance of the Kurdistan region because it is first part of the region's share under the Iraqi constitution, which is 17 per cent, and that the region will not ask more than its share of the originally scheduled».
The oil dispute between the federal government and the Kurdistan region was one of the main reasons for the failure of the Iraqi parliament over the past months in the adoption of the federal budget.
this context, affirmed the decision of the Iraqi parliament and leader of the bloc «united» Mohammed al-Khalidi told «Middle East», that «the government procrastinated so much in the issue of the budget, and it seems that there are other things hidden concerning the type of political bargaining that will start probably after the elections as a kind of pressure and bargaining with the region ».
Khalidi added that «the government could resolve the dispute with the Kurds, a long time ago, which was paving and ease of adoption of the budget, which were not originally the responsibility of the Parliament, but it is the responsibility of the government alone has taken a cover for political bargains».
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