Kurds agree to "Abadi Initiative" Oil for Salaries 2-17
Kurdistan government have indicated their willingness to accept the "Abadi initiative" and deliver the oil to Baghdad in exchange for payment of salaries to its employees
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Long-Presse / Erbil Announced that the Kurdistan Regional Government, on Tuesday, its acceptance of "initiative" Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, on the extradition of its oil imports in exchange for payment of salaries to its employees, stressing the importance of continuing dialogue between Baghdad and Erbil and implementation of the legal obligations on the basis of common interest.
The presidency of the Kurdistan Regional Government, in a statement received (range Press), a copy of it that "the provincial government have indicated their willingness to accept the proposal of the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, the private insurance sector salaries province's 1,000,400 thousand people," noting that "the provincial government is willing in return for the delivery of All output of the federal government. "
The statement added that "the province a month needs around 890 billion dinars to pay salaries go, including 336 billion dinars for the Peshmerga," noting "the importance of continuing the dialogue and the implementation of legal obligations with the government on the basis of mutual interest and to ensure the legal and financial benefits of federal revenues in accordance with the Iraqi constitution."
The Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in an interview with Iraq's official channel, that Baghdad would pay the local government officials in Iraqi Kurdistan, the salaries, if they stopped selling oil to the region outside, noting that the region gets the revenue from the oil issued.
The Ministry of Natural Resources in the Kurdistan Regional Government, said in (the fourth of February, the current 2016), about the rise in oil exports from the region the rate to 601 thousand and 811 barrels per day, in January 2016, after it had been 17 thousand and 755 barrels in December 2015 the past .
The Kurdistan Regional Government, facing a severe financial crisis, as a result of the repercussions of the decline in world oil prices, and the war against (Daash), which led to Shell economic life in the region, and delayed its staff salaries for more than four months (since September last 2015), with its large deductions ranging from 15 to 75 percent of the January 2016 salary, which is spending it in the past few days.
The Baghdad and Erbil have reached the end of the year deal last 2014, it stipulates that delivers the Territory and the federal government (oil marketing company SOMO), 550 thousand barrels of oil than those produced from the fields as well as Kirkuk, the Federal Government to take over their share of the general budget of the exchange, but the agreement did not It stands for long as soon collapsed as a result of "lack of commitment of both sides to implement it," according to released from mutual accusations, although in the current 2016 budget law, which included the renewal of that commitment.