"Loyalty to Iraq," Exxon Mobil is the cause of the crisis and agreements reveal "secret" between Nineveh and Kurdistan

TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012 15:13

Twilight News / promised to block the "Loyalty to Iraq", which was formed recently from supporters of the Vice Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, Tuesday, Exxon Mobil contracts for Kurdistan Region the cause of the current crisis, while the agreements revealed "secret" between the authorities in Mosul and the Kurds.

Baghdad and ruled Exxon Mobil from a final list of 47 companies eligible to participate in the fourth round of licensing for exploration for oil and gas, which took place recently.

The Exxon Mobil last year signed agreements with the Kurdistan Region to explore for oil and gas in the six regions, prompting Baghdad to warn the company of its right to take action.

A member of the bloc to meet Iraq's deputy Abdul Rahman Alloizi in an interview with "Twilight News" that "the cause of the current crisis is the freeze decades Exxon Mobil to drill for oil in disputed areas in Nineveh province."

In the province of Nineveh, about 400 km north of Baghdad, disputed areas, most notably the towns and Sheikhan drunk and Sinjar.

The members of the Council of Nineveh province, had earlier threatened to resort to the federal government and its claim to intervene to stop drilling by Exxon Mobil to explore within the boundaries of the province.

He pointed out that Alloizi crisis in the country resulted in the accumulation of saying "not to adopt well as oil and gas law is another reason in the crisis."

The Iraqi cabinet approved a draft law of oil and gas in 2007 but faced objections Cordillera, where the Government of the Territory is considered that the draft law, however, focus the powers of the Federal Government in the management of oil wealth at the expense of the region and the provinces.

Region and concluded contracts with foreign oil companies to develop oil fields, but Baghdad does not recognize such contracts, and the two sides held several rounds of negotiations without reaching a final solution to them by the existence of differences on the draft law of oil and gas.

The surge differences between the parties after the recently halted oil exports the region early this month to protest non-payment of dues Baghdad to foreign companies for oil-producing region.

The dispute is between Arbil and Baghdad on 41 oil contracts signed by Kurdistan government since 2007 until now and described Baghdad as "illegal".

When asked about the accusations by some deputies from the province of Nineveh province to extract oil from the disputed areas Alloizi said that "there are secret agreements between the Government and local Nineveh province on that."

And "But the return to the list of Nineveh provincial council meetings without ... ask any executive office after the boycott was the reason given is the lack of any executive office as president of the provincial council or who demanded it, not even the former deputy governor."

Then he added, "This is the unconditional return paint a big question marks that may be a clear indication and the existence of such agreements."

After three years of negotiations and the province of Nineveh returned Kurdish, which got 12 seats to the meetings of the provincial council.