Chairman of the Parliamentary Oil and Energy Committee: targeting a foreign oil company in Basra is sabotage
The head of the Parliamentary Oil and Energy Committee, [url=https://www.thebaghdadpost.com/ar/Story/t/107531/%D9%87%D9%8A%D8%A8%D8%AA %D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AD%D9%84%D8%A8%D9%88%D8%B3%D9%8A][size=13]Haibat al-Halbousi,[/url] condemned the missile attack that targeted the headquarters of a giant foreign oil company in Basra Governorate.
Al Halbousi said in a statement, that the Parliament’s Oil and Energy Committee condemns the missile bombing of the site of one of the giant oil companies operating in Basra Governorate at dawn today, which is undoubtedly an act of sabotage to the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] economy [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] that this company operates according to the approval of the government and the Iraqi Ministry of Oil, pointing out that this bombing It is a danger to the lives of workers and facilities in these companies, and turns [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] into an insecure environment for international companies to invest at a time when we are in urgent need of all kinds of support to meet the abnormal conditions that we are going through.
He stressed that the Iraqi government is obligated to provide security protection for these companies and for all companies operating in Iraq from any outlaw activities as an essential part of the duties of the state and the ministries of defense and interior in the federal government.
Al-Halbousi expressed his surprise at the targeting of oil installations and its timing in light of this sensitive time the country is going through from economic, political and health challenges and crises. Noting that this outlaw act affects negatively and also influentially the reputation of Iraq and the process of encouraging foreign investment in the country to provide employment opportunities and achieve economic growth in various sectors of society.
He stressed that these irresponsible actions also affect the provision of funds and efforts to confront the Corona epidemic, which has cast a shadow on the world's economies for what the epidemic requires from funds to provide prevention and medical supplies, support and protection for people with low incomes, social welfare, ration card items and staff salaries.
Al-Halbousi called on the ministries of interior and defense and security leaders in Basra to take their legal and professional role in preventing any military actions outside the country’s framework to target foreign companies operating in the country under Iraqi law that obliges the state to protect these companies that play an important role in the Iraqi oil industry and provide financial revenues in the public budget To the state.
The Security Media Cell announced yesterday that three Katyusha rockets landed near the site of an oil company in Basra.
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