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Baghdad Today - translation
Today, Sunday, the international magazine "Modern Diplomat" issued a political and economic analysis in which the Iraqi authorities warned that they would continue to ignore the biggest problem the country is currently facing and that is causing concern to foreign investors, especially oil companies.
The magazine said in its report, which was translated by (Baghdad Today), that “the demonstrations that took place between 2021 and 2022 witnessed clans and protesters blocking roads leading to the oil fields and attempting to storm them, demanding that employment in these fields be limited to the people of the provinces in which they are located, which disrupted oil production.” .
She added, "Iraq is facing a major problem, which is the continued deterioration of the economic situation, despite the presence of active foreign companies, including American, Japanese and Chinese, but the lack of job opportunities in the private sector will lead to the and an outbreak of new demonstrations in the Iraqi provinces.”
The magazine stated that "the demonstrations will be due to unemployment and despair of achieving positive results in combating corruption and providing job opportunities for young people, and this matter will push the protesters to target oil fields and as well as an attempt to put pressure on the Iraqi authorities.”
And she continued, "If the demonstrators reach the oil fields, or succeed in blocking the roads leading to them, Iraq is threatened with losing one million barrels of oil per day that it provides to the global market. Those effects will not include Iraq only." , but the United States and Europe, especially with its continued boycott of Russian oil.” and its need for Iraqi oil.
The magazine's analysis concluded, "The need for the Iraqi authorities to take into account the possibility of disrupting demonstrations and cutting off access to oil during the coming period, while continuing to ignore the problem of unemployment and the weakness of the private sector," stressing "The importance of the authorities trying to address this problem in cooperation with the huge companies now operating in Iraq." Which does not provide real job opportunities within the private sector, despite its large presence and huge contracts.
It is noteworthy that most of the provinces of Iraq are witnessing continuous protests by young people, demanding the provision of job opportunities or confirmation of permanent staffing.