Maliki «may modify» position of the aspirations of the Kurds oil if supported him for the third term

Maliki «may modify» position of the aspirations of the Kurds oil if supported him for the third term


Maliki «may modify» position of the aspirations of the Kurds oil if supported him for the third termFirat Baghdad Hassan

Analysts felt that the position of opposition to al-Maliki Activity in Kurdistan oil export Celine if perhaps deliberately Kurds to support Trahih for a third term.

Analysts said the UAE newspaper The National that Nouri al-Maliki has tempered his opposition to the pipeline of new Kurdish if it wants Iraqi Kurds to support him in taking his third post of Prime Minister of Iraq.

The newspaper said that the new pipeline runs from the Taq Taq oil field area run by the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government to the border with Turkey, and this tube allows the Iraqi Kurds to sell their oil in global markets around independently of Baghdad.

The newspaper said the oil had begun to flow through the pipeline early in the month of January last, in a move that raised the ire of the central government, which wants to control all of the country’s exports of energy.

But the general elections scheduled to be held on 30 April next give Kurds political clout to extract concessions from Maliki, as long as it is likely he will need their support in order to continue his job. With the flow of oil through the new Anboppem, it becomes even more powerful position of the Kurds in their battle with the central government to take control of energy resources.

Vladimir van Faghannberg, Middle East analyst with the Jamestown Foundation in Washington, believes that “if the Kurds makers became kings one more time in the upcoming Iraqi elections, to Baghdad may change their policies as long as they will need the Kurds to form a new government.”

In the last election, the Arab political parties unable to form a government without entering an alliance with the Kurds, who have obtained self-rule for the first time in 1970.

Since al-Maliki, is currently facing a Sunni insurgency in western Anbar province, the support of the Kurds about a special task for the management of al-Maliki’s Shiite-led.

Says Maria Ventabi, an analyst Iraqi affairs International Crisis Group, “I think it’s very likely that he decided to turn a blind eye to the Kurdish tube, even though this did not speak openly, in order to get their support in the next government.” She Vantapi “Then, when there will be an agreement, will try to arrange the issue of energy security with the Kurds.”

To make Maliki does not shirk from any promises yet provided before the election, the Kurds now run the tough bargaining with him.

The newspaper said that after securing the support of international investors, proceeded with the Kurdistan Regional Government to build a pipeline of its own and tied a portion of the pipeline is currently extended to Turkey.

Said David Romano, a professor of Middle East politics at the University of Missouri, said the Kurdistan Regional Government, “dug half the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline double sleeper, and shut down the tip of the next Iraqi government, and appeared linked to the Kurds, who Banbohem newly sons.”

The oil now being stored in the Turkish Ceyhan, and on the verge of selling in global markets. While Ankara has said it would wait for approval from Baghdad before the sale of this oil, the Iraqi government was outraged because of the transfer of oil on behalf of the Kurds.

He says the Fagheinberg that “Baghdad wants complete control of any oil company operating in Iraq, including companies operating in Kurdistan, while you want the Kurdistan Regional Government to pursue oil policy independent of that will include the export of oil and gas and the signing of contracts of their own with the foreign oil companies.”

Romano said that the flow of oil to Turkey was a signal to Baghdad that the Kurdistan Regional Government is pushing ahead to export oil even if the “legitimacy is not clear.”

In response to this move, Baghdad threatened to take legal action against companies that buy Kurdish oil. It also threatened to also cut 17 percent allocated to the province of the national budget, unless you send the proceeds of sales of 400 000 barrels per day to Baghdad. This amount is greater than the production capacity of the new pipeline currently amounting to 300 000 barrels per day.

In the past week, repeat the Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Hussain al-Shahristani threat Bgdaj Conference held in London.

Shahristani has said that “no amount of oil out of Iraq without the approval of the state oil marketing company is illegal and Iraq will take measures to protect its oil wealth.”

Shahristani said: “We let us know Turkey and the Kurdistan Regional Government that we can not allow this situation to continue … We are waiting for our proposal in response to the last.”

He said al-Shahristani also said Baghdad to a debate “very serious” with the Kurdistan Regional Government on the dispute on this issue, with the announcement of the Kurds that they will start to sell oil at the end of January last year.

Baghdad fears that other Iraqi provinces provide oil producer to claim the biggest Bastqrlah does not want to cede control of the profits from oil exports.

But the feet of Baghdad to pursue brinkmanship, then followed by a weak hold, it appears that he reflects to what extent the hands of Baghdad restricted.

With the flow of oil originally Maliki needs to alliance partners, the deal is something “very likely either before or after the elections completely,” as seen Romano.

Two weeks ago, a delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government and Baghdad Showing proposals concerning revenue sharing, and, according to the Iraqi media. While the two sides did not reach an agreement, said Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said “there is a tendency to reach a serious solution” by the “Baghdad, and certainly from our side as well.”

Kurds and needs money to Baghdad to fund the Peshmerga, the Kurdish militia, and to compensate the victims of the attacks on the deposed dictator Saddam Kurds, and the payment of international companies, including the UAE company Dana Gas and its overall corporate debt of hundreds of millions of dollars on its work in northern Iraq.

In the opinion of the Faghannberg that “if Baghdad did not pay, you will get these companies on their own revenues.”