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Document .. Baghdad stops paying the salaries of Kurdistan employees

A document issued by the General Secretariat of the Iraqi Council of Ministers revealed the latter’s decision to stop the payment of salaries to employees of the Kurdistan Region, claiming that the region had not fulfilled its oil obligations.

According to the document issued on April 16th and directed to the Ministry of Finance, the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers ordered a halt to the payment of salaries due to the failure of the Kurdistan Region to fulfill its obligations in the country’s financial budget for 2019, which is to deliver 250 thousand barrels per day of oil to the Iraqi marketing company “SOMO”.

The document stated that the Ministry of Finance is obligated to stop the disbursement of salaries of the Kurdistan Region and to recover the amounts disbursed in violation of the law since the beginning of this year.

The Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Bashir Al-Haddad, had called on the Iraqi government Thursday to release the financial dues of the Kurdistan Region and not to endanger the citizens ’livelihoods and livelihoods.

This came in a request addressed to the General Secretariat of the Iraqi Council of Ministers.

Al-Haddad said that the laws in force “necessitate deduction of the amount of damage achieved from the application of Article (10 / second / c) from the Budget Law and the release of the remaining amounts to the region’s account.”

He added, “The deduction of some amounts should not result in the non-release of what is left of them to violate the provisions of the law and without a bond.”

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Al-Haddad asked for “approaching the Ministry of Finance regarding the release of the amounts that follow on account of the Kurdistan Region and not stopping the funding to violate the provisions of the law and endangering the livelihoods of citizens and their livelihoods to risk, especially under difficult circumstances, as well as what causes that to harm national cohesion and harm to the people of one people.” Source