politics , 09/27/2023 10:06 Number of readings: 183
[rtl]Baghdad - Iraq Today:
With the continued ban on the Iraqi Kurdistan region from exporting oil through the Turkish port of Ceyhan, and the losses resulting from the ban after Baghdad won the case it filed against the Turkish authorities years ago against Ankara for exporting the region’s oil without obtaining the center's approval, according to previous agreements concluded between the two countries. Recently, information appeared on the scene issued by foreign media talking about the "near collapse of the region" completely and completely. This information continued as "unofficial statements" until the revelation of a letter sent by the President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, Masrour Barzani, to US President Joe Biden. [/rtl]
[rtl] The letter, which was revealed on the twelfth of this September, confirmed the information that spoke of “the near total collapse of the region” as a result of the economic pressures that began to plague the region’s economy after months of stopping its exports and losing the necessary financial resources, which in turn left the region completely dependent on “money.” Granted by Baghdad to the region amid an “escalation” in disputes that continues to this day. [/rtl]
Barzani, according to the letter he revealed, “called for help” from US President Joe Biden to urgently save the region, noting that the economic effects resulting from preventing the region from exporting oil, in addition to the escalating disputes with the government in Baghdad Amid foreign media reports talking about “excluding” Kurdistan from... The government’s plans in Baghdad to develop the country left Kurdistan in “a real danger of collapse,” as it described it. [/rtl]
[rtl]There is no place for the Kurdistan region in Iraqi development plans. The political and economic differences between the region and the center reached their peak after the Carnegie Institute for Studies published a report that talked about “completely excluding the Iraqi Kurdistan region” from the development, reconstruction and development plans drawn up by the government of Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani for the next stage. Which the report indicated “may stem from the fact that the region has independent administration,” despite accusations that it is “targeting.” [/rtl]
[rtl] The center's report confirmed that the disputes between the region and the center and the processes of exclusion that affected it from the most important Iraqi projects, including “the large port of Al-Faw, the railway connection with Turkey, and the Chinese Belt and Road Plan,” are in fact a “political movement,” according to its description, stressing that the differences between Baghdad and Erbil have reached... To the stages in which Baghdad began to use the current economic situation in the region to put political pressure on it, according to its description.
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[rtl]The institute said that it comes as a "revenge" operation against the region as a result of its previous separatist endeavors and its insistence on its "tense" positions with the Baghdad government, the consequences of which have now become apparent after the region lost what The institute said it was the basis for its strong international relations resulting from the work of oil companies within the region, which stopped. Recently, as a result of the cessation of exports through the Turkish port of Ceyhan. [/rtl]
[rtl]The development road project, which the Institute said the Iraqi government had begun to implement, now “completely” excludes the Iraqi Kurdistan region, as the road passes towards Turkey without passing through the three governorates of the region, which will deprive the government of Erbil and Sulaymaniyah, according to the Institute's description, of large financial revenues that would have been generated. On the passage of goods, goods and passengers through the railway road under construction.
The institute warned that it would lead to “making matters worse in relations between the center and the region,” stressing that the Kurds’ feeling of exclusion from Baghdad’s plans would lead to the expansion of differences between the central and regional governments, something that was confirmed by the Minister of Transport in the Kurdistan Regional Government through a statement reported by the institute in which he affirmed “The path to development will not be achieved without the Kurdistan region,” he said, withdrawing his description.Kurdistan is “suffocating” financially... American warnings and “actions” Reuters On the nineteenth of this month, it published a report in which it confirmed, citing “two informed sources,” that the losses of the Iraqi Kurdistan region resulting from the cessation of exports since last March until today exceeded four billion dollars. American, in addition to large financial debts incurred by the territorial government for the benefit of foreign oil companies operating within it, and the loss of the territorial government's ability to finance itself almost completely.The situation that the regional government found itself suffering from as a result of the international court’s decision was described by Reuters as having led to “the Kurdistan region being financially suffocated,” confirming the existence of “movements within the United States” issued by three members of the Foreign Relations Committee within the US Congress, through a letter they sent It was sent to US President Joe Biden last Monday, during which they called on the White House to take “urgent action” to save the Kurdistan region from collapse, as it is an “important partner” for the US administration, as they described it.The letter, issued by Representatives Michael Waltz, Michael T. McCaul, and Joe Wilson, confirmed that “the Iraqi Kurdistan region is now economically suffocated, politically and legally pressured, and militarily threatened by Iran and elements inside Baghdad,” as they described it , calling on the American president to develop a “strategy.” “A new solution for Iraq that guarantees the solution to this crisis.”The letter, according to Reuters, did not provide any details about what the representatives of the US Congress wanted to pass as a “new strategy for Iraq,” stressing that the only solution presented by the US representatives to the White House was “pressure” towards reopening exports through Turkish pipelines and ports to the regional government, which would... It is a violation of Iraqi autonomy without Baghdad's approval.The American moves also aim, according to a report published by The National News Network, to “relieve pressure” on the international oil market, which has been “used” against the American administration as a result of OPEC’s decisions that led to an increase in oil prices in conjunction with the current war in Europe in which the United States is involved. During which he supported Ukraine against Russia.The network indicated that the United States playing a role in lifting pressure on the regional government and opening the oil pipeline again for export via Turkey could be used by the American administration to urge the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government to increase oil exports, through which the United States States hopes to ease the current pressure on the oil market, and further reduce prices, stressing that the American moves are not driven by Kurdish interests, but rather by Washington's goals in the region. Kurdistan will collapse "soon"...The newspaper accused Iran of being behind the pressures targeting the Kurdistan region of Iraq, stressing that Tehran may try to “dismantle” the region to eliminate an important American partner in the region by withdrawing its description, something the Carnegie Institute disagrees with the newspaper in describing, which in turn confirms that the region's previous movements towards secession are... The reason behind the Baghdad government's loss of confidence in the Erbil government, and the resulting exceptions for the region from the development plans issued by Baghdad, including addressing the oil export crisis.The newspaper said that the American government is still, up until this moment, “averting its face” from the crisis inside the Kurdistan region, which it warned that its continuation will lead to more countries in the world “turning towards relying on Iranian oil as an alternative to the Kurdistan region’s exports, which amount to 0.4% of total international exports.” ", an axis that the institute was also denied by confirming that the sanctions imposed on Iran prevent it from becoming an alternative source for oil exported from the Kurdistan region of Iraq.[/rtl]
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