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Iraqi News Saturday 5-15-21

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Because The Budget Was Not Sent … A Technical Delegation From The Region Visits Baghdad After The Eid Holiday

Time: 05/15/2021 14:51:03 Read: 1,352 times   {Economic: Al Furat News} The Parliamentary Finance Committee confirmed today, Saturday, that the federal government did not send the Kurdistan Region’s share of the budget due to a technical problem. It is likely that the Kurdistan Regional Government will send a technical delegation to Baghdad to agree on several issues.

Representative Shirwan Mirza, a member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, said in a press statement that “the region’s share of the federal budget has not yet been sent due to a technical problem,” noting that “finding a mechanism to implement Article 11 of the Budget Law for Kurdistan Region’s share lies in sending a technical delegation From the region to visit Baghdad to agree on the mechanism of calculating oil and non-oil resources and how to calculate the region’s share of the budget and the mechanism for sending it.

Mirza suggested that “the technical delegation will visit the federal capital, Baghdad, after the Eid holiday,” stressing “the necessity of the commitment of the regional and federal governments to the agreements concluded between them,” adding: “The meetings between the technical delegation from the Kurdistan Region and Baghdad will determine the money that Baghdad should have.” Paying it to the region and the revenues that the province must deliver. ”   LINK

Fayyad Clarifies The Targeting Of Diplomatic Missions And Strategic Dialogue

Posted On 2021-05-15 By Sotaliraq   The head of the Popular Mobilization Authority, Faleh al-Fayyad, confirmed on Friday that the organization is not responsible or supportive of targeting diplomatic missions in Iraq.

Fayyad said in statements that “the Popular Mobilization Authority is an official body that follows the policy of the Iraqi government and is not responsible or supportive of any targeting of foreign embassies or representations in Iraq.”

With regard to the strategic dialogue between Baghdad and Washington, between Fayyad, that “there is a special committee formed by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, concerned with strategic dialogue, scheduling of withdrawal, and the rest of the joints of cooperation and dealing to solve this entrenched crisis between the two countries.”

He pointed out that “the committee is also concerned with accompanying and implementing the House of Representatives decision to withdraw foreign forces according to the vision of the Iraqi government and the armed forces for Iraq’s interests.    LINK

A New Security Agreement Between Baghdad And Erbil

The Kurdish leader and former member of the Iraqi parliament, Mahmoud Othman, confirmed today, Saturday, the Baghdad-Erbil agreement regarding the presence of security forces in the disputed areas.

Othman said in a statement to the Iraqi National News Agency, “The recent visit of National Security Adviser Qassem Al-Araji to Erbil and his meeting with the leaders of the region resulted in a new agreement on the presence of joint forces from the federal government and the Peshmerga in the void areas, meaning the disputed areas.

Othman pointed out that there were previous agreements two years ago on the presence of these forces in the disputed areas that were not implemented in a practical manner, which led to ISIS exploiting these areas to carry out its operations, expressing his hope that the last agreement would be practically applied and the combined forces of the federal forces and the Peshmerga return to those areas to control them .

The Minister of Peshmerga Affairs in the Kurdistan Regional Government, Shorsh Ismail, announced earlier that there is an understanding between his ministry and the Iraqi Ministry of Defense regarding joint security cooperation and coordination between the two parties.

Iraq Surpasses Saudi Arabia With Oil Exports To America

Time: 05/15/2021 12:43:19 Read: 2,054 times   {Economic: Al Furat News} The US Energy Information Administration announced, on Saturday, that Iraqi oil exports to the United States have risen to 235 thousand barrels per day, surpassing Saudi Arabia during the past week.

“The average US imports of crude oil during the past week from nine countries amounted to 4 million and 640 thousand barrels per day, down by 206 thousand barrels per day from the previous week, which amounted to 4 million and 846 thousand barrels,” a report by the administration stated.

The report stated, “The United States imported crude oil from Iraq at a rate of 235 thousand barrels per day, higher than the previous week, which amounted to 41 thousand barrels per day.”

He pointed out that “most of America’s oil revenues during the past week came from Canada at a rate of two million and 924 thousand barrels per day, followed by Mexico, whose imports amounted to 434 thousand barrels per day, followed by Colombia, from which imports amounted to 278 thousand barrels per day, and Ecuador at a rate of 257.” One thousand barrels per day. ”

And the US Energy Information Administration report continued that “the amount of imports of crude oil from Saudi Arabia amounted to 224 thousand barrels per day, followed by Nigeria, whose imports amounted to 157 thousand barrels per day, followed by Russia, whose imports amounted to 67 thousand barrels per day, followed by Brazil, which reached Imports from them average 64 thousand barrels per day.   LINK

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