Kerry and Zebari discussed support local leaders in Anbar and oil agreement between Baghdad and Erbil
U.S. State: Kerry and Zebari discussed support local leaders in Anbar and oil agreement between Baghdad and Erbil
Thursday, 09 January 2014 12:54
[Baghdad – where]
Announced that the U.S. State Department said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discussed during the last telephone call with his Iraqi counterpart Hoshyar Zebari, the Iraqi government’s support for local leaders in Anbar and ways to speed up the implementation of the oil agreement between Baghdad and Erbil.
The Iraqi Foreign Ministry said in a statement yesterday received by the agency [where] a copy of “Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari discussed with his U.S. counterpart, John Kerry, in a telephone conversation developments in political and security situation in Iraq and the region as the two sides discussed areas of support and international cooperation for Iraq and his government in the face of terrorism and extremism. ”
Said State Department spokeswoman Victoria Lolland during a press conference touched on the talks to Kerry and Zebari, indicating that “the two ministers discussed the situation in Anbar and the Iraqi government’s efforts to fight the remnants of the Daash in coordination with the local Iraqi police and the Anbar tribes.”
She added that “the U.S. Secretary of State stressed the urgent need to increase public support also encouraged the Iraqi government to continue to increase the power of local officials and tribal leaders to isolate the remnants of Daash and keep them away from populated areas as also focused on supporting political initiatives and increased political openness as part of a campaign to stabilize the long- term with a continuation of Washington to provide technical support to the military to the Iraqi army. ”
The spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department said that “Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, the price for his U.S. counterpart support of the United States within the strategic agreement in the struggle of Iraq against terrorism. As the price of international support for Iraq in its war on terror, and to support and achieve the Democratic According to the Iraqi constitution.”
It showed the Lolland that “the two sides discussed the progress made in the contract agreement, which is being discussed currently between the governments in Baghdad and Erbil, with respect to the division of revenues the energy sector, stressing that this agreement should be held as soon as possible because it will confirm that the Iraqis are all partners to benefit from the natural resources of the country.”
The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government Barzani visited Baghdad in 25 of the last month for talks with the federal government on outstanding issues between the two sides, including the budget and the export of oil from Kurdistan via the oil pipeline to Turkey.
The Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Hussain al-Shahristani, during a meeting with a delegation from the Kurdistan deal with the Kurdish delegation, export oil province of Kurdistan via Sumo according to pricing mechanisms and the export of Iraqi oil, to be deposited revenues in the Development Fund for Iraq, and distributed through the annual budget . According to a statement from the office of al-Shahristani. Ended.