Kurdistan Parliament: Our oil dealings with the world are legal and neighboring countries stand against it
Shafaq News/ The Deputy Chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee in the Parliament of Kurdistan Region, Collizar Rashid Sindi, confirmed on Saturday that some neighboring countries opposed the oil and gas law approved by the region as it threatens their political and economic interests.
Sindi said, in a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, that "Baghdad wants to deal with the region with the mentality of central government, away from constitutional constants, and this matter is due to the fact that Iraq's decisions come from outside the borders, so that the matter became stripping the center's dealings with the region from constitutional and national dimensions." .
She added that "the oil and gas law in the region has become a source of threat to the economic and political interests of some neighboring countries, which do not want good for him and Iraq, which prompted them to stand against this law through influential parties in the federal authorities that follow the policies of these countries."
Sindi explained, "The regional government has been dealing from the beginning with the federal government on a constitutional basis in order to resolve all outstanding problems between the two parties, including the legislation of the Federal Oil and Gas Law, but the procrastination practiced by the federal government due to some ruling political parties, prevented this." .
And she stressed that "the political parties, if they have the pure national will, it can easily agree with the Kurdish political parties in the House of Representatives to come up with a final version of the law in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution so as to take into account the rights of the Iraqi people from the oil wealth as it belongs to them as stipulated in Article 112 of the Constitution".
And she added, "The oil and gas law is still in effect in the region, and all authorities are bound by it, in addition to those that deal with the Ministry of Natural Resources such as oil companies," adding: "If the issue of the Federal Oil Law is settled in accordance with the constitutional mechanisms, the existence of an oil law in The region will be necessary, given that the region's oil dealings with international bodies has become a realistic and legal reality.
The Vice-Chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee of the Kurdistan Regional Parliament indicated that "the Iraqi constitution gave the region the right to issue a law that is not related to the exclusive powers in Article 110, and according to Article 112 of it, there is an oil and gas law in the region to be side by side with the federal law."
Sindi concluded, "The law of the region did not bring anything new and outside the framework of the constitution, and that oil issues are not among the exclusive powers stipulated in Article 110 of the Constitution, so there is no problem in the existence of an oil law in Kurdistan, in this case."
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