KRG presents a six-point paper to the Iraqi government

19/09/2019 - 18:42 Published in News/Kurdistan

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has submitted a six-point paper to the federal government in Baghdad, informed political sources said on Thursday.

The sources said that Erbil submitted during its recent talks with Baghdad a paper of demands that included 6 points are:

 First: KRG will deliver oil to Baghdad on condition that the deposit of Iraqi oil revenues in a federal bank in New York on behalf of the Bank (FDA) and open a special account in this bank to the region away from the bank account of Baghdad so that it is not under the control of the federal government, and then send the region's share to a subsidiary bank in the Kurdistan region.

Second: payment of all financial dues of oil companies in the region in addition to the region's debts, including Turkish debts, except loans to oil buyers.

Third: payment of one billion and 500 million dollars to the regional government to pay the salaries of its employees for the late three months of 2019.

Fourth: To ensure the payment of salaries and the budget of the region, including sovereign expenditures such as medicines and other services.

Fifth: payment of the expenses of transporting oil from (Khormala) in the borders of the Kurdistan region to the Turkish port of Ceyhan.

Sixth: the appointment of a representative of the region in the oil marketing company (SOMO) and send monthly reports of Iraqi oil sales to the Iraqi Council of Ministers instead of the Ministry of Oil, because the Kurdistan region has doubts about the control of some Shiite militias on the company (SOMO).

In addition, a member of oil and parliamentary energy Ali al-Aboudi, Thursday, said that the resolution of the dispute between the region and the Center on oil imports need to the competent committees and the sitting of the competent authorities.