[ltr]2023.07.26 - 11:24[/ltr]
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Baghdad - Nas
A member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Soran Omar, said, "The Baghdad government requires the delivery of all oil and non-oil revenues to the Kurdistan region, provided that it returns half of the federal revenues to itself and returns the other half to the Kurdistan region."
For his part, Mariwan Qarni, deputy head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party bloc in Parliament, said, "What the Iraqi government is demanding is illegal because, according to the Iraqi Financial Management Law, only 50 percent of federal revenues go back to Baghdad and not all of the income."
Mariwan Al-Qarani believes that the KRG has fulfilled its obligations and that the Iraqi government must fulfill its obligations.
Meanwhile, the Iraqi MP, Sherwan Dobardani, said, "The delegation of the Kurdistan Regional Government presented all files to the federal side, and a delegation from Baghdad is currently reviewing these issues."
The Kurdistan Regional Government has not yet distributed the salaries of its employees for the month of June, while the July salaries have begun to be distributed in the areas under the administration of the federal government.
Earlier, the spokesman for the regional government, Bishwa Hawrami, said that providing salaries and financial dues to the Kurdistan government is the responsibility of the Iraqi government.
Hawrami said in a statement, which "NAS" received a copy of, (July 25, 2023): "The issue of salaries of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) was the most important and priority issue for the Kurdistan Regional Government."
He added, "Now that oil revenues are in the hands of the Iraqi government, we consider the Iraqi government responsible for providing salaries and financial dues to the Kurdistan Regional Government in accordance with the budget law, and this issue should not be delayed further."
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