The KRG is responding to reports of its refusal to hand over oil to Baghdad

The KRG is responding to reports of its refusal to hand over oil to Baghdad

Posted, 2019/3/1 21:00

The KRG is responding to reports of its refusal to hand over oil to Baghdad{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The Kurdistan Regional Government responded to news of its refusal to hand over oil to the federal government under the Financial Budget Act of 2019.
“Media outlets have published news and press reports about Wednesday’s meeting of the regional oil and gas council, baseless, ” the spokesman for the provincial government, Sven Dzai, said in a statement received by the Euphrates News Agency .
He pointed out that “yesterday’s meeting of the Regional Council for Oil and Gas, was a regular meeting and what was published does not contain anything of the truth and all fabricated.”
He added that “the Kurdistan Regional Government, as it always does, its willingness and willingness to resolve problems and differences with the federal government through dialogue.”
It was reported that the Supreme Council for Oil and Gas in the Kurdistan region, decided not to hand over the oil of the region to Baghdad and a committee was formed to visit Baghdad to agree on this issue.
The Supreme Council of Oil and Gas in the Kurdistan region held a meeting headed by Nechirvan Barzani yesterday, according to information, after clarifying the report of total oil production and expenses and revenues and the financial situation of the provincial government by the ministers of finance and natural resources, the Council decided not to commit to deliver 250 thousand barrels of oil per day to Baghdad.
The Kurdish media quoted a source familiar with the government, that “the meeting discussed that in the event of the handover of Kurdistan oil to Baghdad and to pay the federal government monthly trillion and 200 billion dinars for the region and can comply with the paragraphs of the budget for the year 2019, If not succeed, the provincial government is not ready to hand over oil. “It
is noteworthy that the draft federal budget law for 2019 included the delivery of salaries in the Kurdistan region in exchange for delivering 250 thousand barrels of oil production
The Federal Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban, said in a press statement last Sunday “So far we have not received any quantities of oil in the region because of the adoption of the budget recently and we have a dialogue soon and there is a positive atmosphere and a good opportunity to apply the budget in 2019 to receive 250 thousand barrels of Kurdistan.”

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