KRG respond claim the oil ministry to activate the agreement with the center

Territory government that responds to demand that the oil ministry to activate the agreement with the center

March 23, 2016 7:44
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It urged to take into account the economic burdens and obligations
(New Morning) - Kurdistan Regional Government welcomed the willingness of the federal government to reach a new formula for the activation of the former oil agreement or sign a new agreement with the provincial government to change the oil return for a share of 17% of the budget, with the possibility of addressing the dispute confirmed through meaningful serious dialogue between the two sides, they the federal government has called for the need to understand the financial burdens and obligations rests with the provincial government, the war on terrorism and harboring millions of displaced people.
The official provincial government spokesman Sven Dzia said in a statement to the newspaper "New Morning," said the provincial government was still willing to deal with differences and outstanding issues including the issue of exporting oil through the understanding with the federal government dialogue, confirming the presence of many of the participants, which makes it imperative for the two sides to find formulas a common understanding to contain differences and develop appropriate solutions.
Dzia stressed that the provincial government has committed its part, the agreement oil site of 2015 until September of the same year and has handed over its oil source and the North Oil Company through Nbubha to the federal government, but the federal government did not comply with its part by sending the region's share of the full budget and cut off the provincial budget , so the province has decided to export its oil around independently.
A spokesman for the provincial government announced the readiness of Arbil to find a suitable exits through a new dialogue and direct understanding to find solutions that are in the interest of both parties, because of the current economic crisis plaguing all countries in the region, not in Baghdad and Erbil only, he said, adding that the provincial government has many obligations to the international oil companies and citizens in the province, in addition to the obligations imposed by the war on Daash and the refugee crisis, which, he said, "but that does not mean that step into the back, so you must activate the previous agreements with the preservation of the region's share and the observance of the crises facing."
Dzia stressed the need for dialogue between Baghdad and Erbil will continue and the federal government have to prove good faith and to fulfill its commitments to the region, which hosts nearly two million refugees are facing a war on terror, carrying the region under significant financial burden, pointing to the existence of many of the participants both sides gathered in the economic aspects and View security and the war on terrorism and the issue of liberalization of Mosul, in addition to technical issues, including taxes and oil imports and the mechanism for export.
Dzia explained that the former oil agreement is terminated because he was limited to the 2015 budget, adding that he can take advantage of the spirit of the previous agreement and the adoption of some of its provisions to revive a new agreement between the two sides, declaring readiness of the region to deliver the oil to Baghdad if Baghdad commits to them of financial benefits toward the region, stressing that the region is estimated difficult economic situation to Baghdad, and hope is that ensure the region's share of international loans and loans of the Central Bank of Iraq resorted to by the federal government to cover its fiscal deficit.
On the news that talked about the pursuit of the province to export part of its oil through Iran said Dzia out there that dialogues were held with the Iranian government and the understandings of the exchange of oil and the mechanism of export and exchange derivatives, pointing out that the issue raised in the framework of the possibility of expanding the oil exchange by sending quantities of crude oil to its liquidation in the ranks of Iranian close to the province, in the cities of Tabriz, Kermanshah and bring it back to the region, due to not having provincial sufficient number of refineries to meet the internal needs of the petroleum products, stressing that neighborly countries of the region shared economic interests, which requires the unification of the economic interests of stability and trade exchange between them in various fields.
The oil minister in the federal government just has called in a statement for a return to the deal-oil budget with the region or make another new agreement, stressing that a sensitive and complex situation and threatens to negative developments and the need to find solutions and efforts seriousness to contain the differences between the two sides.
Abdul-Mahdi said in a statement received new morning copy of it, in front of the two sides have two choices: Go to the agreement the oil budget and seek to improve it in the light of the gaps that punctuated in 2015, a rapid and direct solution is agreed upon, or go for a new agreement in accordance with the Constitution and the law.
Abdul-Mahdi, and pointed out that "everything that arises from the differences and calls for partial independence or total, the province emphasizes different Pityarath more than ever that Baghdad is closer to achieving his interests, and he took an extraordinary effort in the fight against" Daash "In sheltering millions of displaced people, and he faces a severe financial crisis, "explaining that" it is our duty as responsible citizens and make every effort to achieve the highest level of the interests of all Iraqis. "
The province stopped in June 2015 for the delivery of oil to the Sumo and started exporting its oil independently of the center through the Turkish port of Ceyhan, carry on the track central government's responsibility for the failure of the oil agreement, passed by the parliament, which was stipulated that delivers the provincial 550,000 barrels per day to Federal government 250,000 of them from the fields and another 300 from the Kirkuk oil in exchange for receiving a share of the 17% of the general budget.