Barzani: Describes cut off funding for the region as “a declaration of war”

Barzani: Describes cut off funding for the region as “a declaration of war”

Sunday, July 29, 2012 14:31

Translation / Baghdadiya News / .. The head of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, cutting funding by the federal government for the region because of a dispute over oil sales to Turkey to declare war.

The Web site of Al Jazeera International, said in an interview with the President of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, he warned that funding cuts by the federal government for the region because of a dispute over oil sales to Turkey is a “declaration of war.”
Barzani said in the interview, “that the province has taken the necessary measures to counter any military threat from the Iraqi government.”
Barzani said, “The solution to the problem is only if the political parties to pass the hydrocarbon law,” adding “It is, of course, the budget cut funding for the Kurdistan region Snattabrha war or a declaration of war, Baghdad and assume responsibility for the consequences of that.”
The Iraqi government considers the Kurdistan contracts with oil companies like Exxon Mobil and other illegal but Kurds say that the contracts comply with the Constitution and that they were forced to sell crude oil because of the delayed transfer of proceeds from the central government. Ended / 21
Source: albaghdadianews