Jamal Kilani: U.S. efforts behind the oil agreement between Arbil and Baghdad
Monday, September 17 / September 2012 10:41
[Baghdad - where]
Counting the Iraqi List MP, Jamal Al Kilani, said the agreement between the central government and the Kurdistan region, on the payment of oil companies operating in the region, came by the will of the U.S.
He told all of Iraq [where], that "there is U.S. pressure exerted on governments place and the Kurdistan region in order to pay dues oil companies operating. Region, the presence of oil companies American working there," he said, adding that the agreement on the payment of dues is part of the solution and not the whole solution
Kilani noted that "there is a push toward approving oil and gas law, passed in Parliament expected after international pressure
And last Thursday announced an agreement central Gmuten and the Kurdistan region includes the payment of foreign oil companies operating in the region, compared to the latter to raise its oil production to 200 thousand barrels per day.
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the House of Representatives to expedite the approval of the oil and gas law.
Maliki said in replying to a question by a reporter [where], during a press conference held in the parliament building after a session hosted on a bill infrastructure on Saturday, "We asked the Speaker and members of parliament quickly pass oil and gas law, because the problem will not be confined between the center and the Kurdistan region, but it will with many oil-producing provinces. "
The odds between Arbil and Baghdad on 41 oil contracts signed by the provincial government since 2007 until now, and see the central government in Baghdad that any oil contract must be done with their consent.
The Kurdistan Regional Government, recently rejected a draft law of oil and gas, approved by the Iraqi government, and sent to the House of Representatives for approval, but the Kurdistan Regional Government strongly opposed the draft law. :