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[ltr] Backstage disagreements budget: the Kurdish militant eliminates the rule of law and the last words .. robs Erbil amounts of petro [/ltr]
BAGHDAD / Wael grace
[ltr]Putting the final touches on the 2015 budget between Kurdish forces and Shiite session, bear the dispute between the parties following the addition of "state law" requiring a new statement about the Kurdistan oil export specific amount "can not be neutral about under any circumstances." But representatives of Erbil refused to do so, saying that a lot of military and technical conditions prevent them from adhering to the "literal" under this phrase, demanding format provides for the obligation to export "rate agreed upon." Which would resolve the situation later.
On the other hand did not remain silent, "state law" who was forced to show flexibility in the end, like the rest of the blocks, he returned again to vote on the budget session, on Thursday, to impede the point was to insist upon "Kurds", states that Erbil if it can export the amount of oil is greater than the agreed Accordingly, the revenues will be calculated for the liquidation of old debts with the center and to compensate Kurdistan's share of the budget in 2014, which the Kurds had not received them little or nothing.
And passed the House of Representatives, last Thursday, the financial budget for the current year 2015, B119 trillion Iraqi dinars and a deficit of 25 trillion dinars, with House Speaker Salim al-Jubouri confirmed it the first time that the adoption of the budget during the first month of the year, it has
Describe it as the "achievement".
And the scenes of the last moments before the start of the House of Representatives to vote on the budget, which quoted the facts straight, says Kurdish MP and member of the Economic Commission Najiba Najib "The only dispute was between the National Alliance and the forces of Kurdistan is the insistence of state law on the addition of the words in a new item on the obliging Kurdistan exported 550 thousand barrels per day, including Al300alv barrels of Kirkuk, which passes through an independent Kurdish tube after control (Daash) on the previous tube that was passing in Mosul and then to Ceyhan, that recognizes the full amount to the Company (SOMO) and said he was no room to reduce under any circumstances ". She says Najib told the "term" that "the new phrase added by the rule of law was a surprise, and insisted that the region exported this amount on a daily basis, and that increases turn in the amount of oil exports Shall and if any to SOMO too," noting that the "Kurds protested on this point, because of the difficulty that ensures the region export this amount is literally on a daily basis, because there are many factors that may prevent the provision of technical quantity of them."
In Alnhih- according Naguib- approved "state law" to waive this point, because of the insistence of the Kurds, and has become the formula "to be exporting at a rate of 550 000 barrels per day."
And indicates the first chapter of the budget law under "Revenue", first paragraph (b): calculated revenues from export of crude oil based on the average price of $ 56 dollars per barrel, and the rate of export of (3.0003 million thousand) barrels per day, including (250 alpha ) for product quantities of crude oil in the Kurdistan region and (300 thousand) barrels per day of crude oil on the quantities of the product by the province of Kirkuk, and that all revenue actually a final public treasury revenue for the state to account.
Kurdish MP believes that "the waiver of some parties to the Shiite bloc came because of their desire, as other blocs, to pass the budget." The relay Najib said the "Kurds also waived for one passage, to pass the budget, it has refused to state law and the others vote on Article 56, which they say that the increases in oil exports from the Kurdistan region to go to settle the previous financial issues between Baghdad and Erbil after it is calculated and audited by Diwani financial control in the center and the region, and it became in the end, that those excess quantities turn out to be (SOMO) as well. "
Najib and concludes that "everybody came out satisfied, we won and we lost a point, and the Shiite alliance as well, but we won the rights total, we passed a balanced budget."
He praised the National Alliance, after the vote on the budget, by adopting, returned to him "a great achievement" is calculated for the House and the Finance Committee, called on the government to complete negotiations with Irbil on oil exported from the region, also confirmed that the budget included a lot of positives the most important support for the popular crowd and cut costs and support for "the poor and the Holy" provinces.
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