“Re-pump oil through alternatives.” Al-Yakti’s message to Baghdad: Al-Barti smuggles 200 tanks per day[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] |Today, 14:11 |
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Baghdad today - Kurdistan
Once again, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan accused the KDP of continuously smuggling oil out of the country.
The leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Faeq Yazidi, confirmed today, Monday, that "there are several risks reflected in the delay in resuming Kurdistan's oil exports."
Yazidi told (Baghdad Today) that "the export delay led to the activity of smuggling oil through tanker trucks," pointing out that "the Democratic Party daily smuggles 200 trucks from the Khurmala field, northwest of Kirkuk Governorate," stressing that "smuggling operations are increasing frequently." Daily".
He added, "The best solution lies in the federal government starting to pump oil through alternative methods," noting that "Turkey, for its part, is obstructing the process of resuming exports, in addition to having an agreement with the regional government to obstruct exports," adding, "Turkey has been affected by the oil agreement." It would like to hand over the file to the Iraqi Oil Company (SOMO).
The New Generation Movement, through Representative Rebwar Muhammad, had previously called on the governments in Baghdad and Erbil to open an investigation into the smuggling of oil by trucks from a group in the Kurdistan Democratic Party .
Muhammad said that smuggling oil through trucks is a challenge for the government in Baghdad and Erbil alike, which requires standing up to these groups and confronting them immediately .
The Ministry of Natural Resources in the Iraqi Kurdistan government has denied repeated allegations raised by local media, including Kurdish opposition, in recent days about smuggling oil from Iraqi Kurdistan through tankers and selling it to (Israel).
And the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan authorities signed an agreement allowing the immediate resumption of exporting the region's oil to Turkey, in a "temporary" settlement to a long dispute between the two parties.
The agreement, which was signed in the presence of Al-Sudani and Barzani, states that Kurdistan’s oil sales will be conducted through the Iraqi Oil Marketing Company “SOMO”, which means that Erbil will no longer manage the oil file alone .
It also stipulates that the total revenues of oil exported from the fields of the region be deposited in a bank account of the regional government with the Central Bank of Iraq or one of the banks accredited by the Central Bank of Iraq.