An American newspaper attacks the oil agreement with Erbil: It was done with American support for "Barzani's corruption"[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] |Today, 14:1[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Baghdad today - translation
Today, Friday, the American newspaper "The Washington Examiner" attacked the oil deal with Erbil, while indicating that it was American support for "Barzani's corruption."
The newspaper described, through an analysis published and translated by (Baghdad Today), the deal concluded between Baghdad and Erbil and the resumption of pumping oil from the region to the international oil market as a "big mistake," noting that Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani "missed a historic opportunity" to curtail the "corruption of the Barzani family." , according to its description.
The newspaper pointed out that "the Barzani family, and by controlling the oil capabilities, which amounted to 22 million dollars a day, was able to expand its influence at the expense of other competing parties and used American support to (undermine Baghdad's authority and control the resources of the Kurdistan region)."
And she announced that "more than 70% of the salaries of the region's employees are not paid by the Barzani government and end up in bank accounts and family businesses."
The newspaper also said that "the process of stopping oil exports and the inability of the Barzani government to pay debts to international companies was supposed to be used by the government in Baghdad to eliminate the influence of the Barzani family and stop its corruption." And she explained, "Never in the history of Iraq has a prime minister entered the negotiating table with the Barzani family with such powerful factors, and the Barzani family has never been committed to a word or promise made to the government."
The newspaper indicated that Al-Sudani made a "mistake" on the fourth of April when he signed an agreement that guaranteed the return of oil from the Kurdistan region to the global market, thus saving the family from a fate it said was "definite."
In the context of clarifying that fate, the "Washington Examiner" confirmed that the only reason for the Barzani family to continue in power is its "possession of money," stressing that "the Barzani family's followers owe allegiance to them only in exchange for money, which would have ended completely if the Barzani family was unable to pay it to them as a result." for its inability to export oil.” That result, she said, was an opportunity to “liberate” the region from family control.
The analysis also showed that the family "tried in all ways through the previous stages to undermine the authority of the Iraqi state and control the region completely by targeting competition and monopolizing the leadership of the Iraqi Kurds," noting "the role played by the United States in pressuring the successive Iraqi authorities, including the Sudanese government, to continue Supporting the Barzani family as one of the factors of "spreading corruption" in Iraq.
The newspaper said that the United States actively participated in "suppressing the Kurdish people and targeting the political competitors of the Barzani family," through the money it provides to support the family's Peshmerga forces, which amounted to about a quarter of a billion dollars annually, and is used by the family to "predate the public," referring to Kurdish people.
The American role, which the newspaper confirmed included "pressure" on the Sudanese government to re-pump the oil controlled by the Barzani family, came in conjunction with "the United States' repeated condemnation of the family's humanitarian violations against the Kurdish people," according to its description.
The newspaper referred to "the contradiction between the declared US policy against the violations of the Barzani family, and the corresponding support on the ground for the same family."
The relationship between the Barzani family and the United States, and its conflicting details between the declared and the secret, was expressed by the newspaper by revealing that the American consul in Erbil "deleted a tweet of an American report revealing the Barzani family's violations against human rights and Kurdish dissidents, following a complaint filed by Barzani to the US administration."
Washington's response was interpreted by Barzani, according to the newspaper, as "American weakness" coupled with the Biden administration's insistence on returning the region's oil to the market by putting pressure on Sudani, indicating that these factors combined created a perception among the Barzani family that the West in general, and the United States "could not Get rid of them," she said.
The newspaper also said, "Al-Sudani missed the opportunity, which was appropriate to eliminate the corruption of the Barzani family completely, has now ended after the April 4 meeting and agreement," referring to the oil deal that re-pumped oil from the region to the Turkish port of Ceyhan again. .
And she stressed the need to "end the process of delay and procrastination in anti-corruption efforts."
And the newspaper continued in an indirect message to Al-Sudani, "The period of temporary and short-term solutions must end. Basic and necessary solutions and reforms are the way forward. Strengthening the Barzani family now with their efforts to marginalize other Kurdish forces is a perpetuation of corruption and paving the path of dictatorship," as she described it.
The newspaper ended its analysis by saying, "All Iraqis will pay the price for this deal. There will be no stability in Iraq as long as the United States supports and encourages corruption at the expense of correct administration," continuing, "The United States is now supporting individuals, families, personalities, and parties that see that their path to power and control passes through failure." Iraq, not his success.