OPEC Secretary General to discuss with Iraqi leaders ways of coordination between the producing countries



Since 04/02/2017 00:22 am (Baghdad time)

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Discuss Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, in Baghdad on Saturday evening, with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries Secretary General (OPEC) Mohammad Bakndo and his accompanying delegation ways to maintain coordination between the oil-producing countries and the rights of the members of the Organization.

Abadi said the office in a statement seen / balances News / on a copy of it, “the latter” received today, Secretary General of the Organization (OPEC) Mohammed Sanusi Bakndo and his accompanying delegation. ”

He noted that the meeting, which was attended by Iraqi Oil Minister Jabbar Allaibi saw a discussion of ways to maintain coordination between the oil-producing countries and the rights of the members of the Organization.

The President of the Republic Fuad Masum, met in Baghdad on Saturday evening, Secretary General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Mohammed Sanusi Bakndo and his accompanying delegation organized.

He welcomed the infallible at the beginning of the meeting Bbakndo and the visiting delegation, noting the importance of hoped the role of the Organization in maintaining coordination between the oil-producing countries and maintain the rights of members, and to Iraq’s desire to keep the oil marketing and export of policy influences, where he stressed the need to edit the sale of oil from the effects of policy and not subdue the supply and demand and prices to the differences and the effects of policy.

For his part, Bakndo praised the important role of Iraq in OPEC as an institution of the Organization and Iraq’s desire for the unity of OPEC and strengthen its efforts to serve the interests of all.

The Iraqi oil minister stressed Iraq’s commitment to reduce the production ceiling according to an agreement by OPEC producing countries outside the organization, which began to be applied since January .. He said that Iraq is committed to the reduction decision despite the achieved record levels in oil exports over the past year and wish for improved oil prices after controlling the supply glut and the growth of global demand for oil during the coming period.

It announced on Thursday the Iraqi Oil Marketing Company (SOMO) The average Iraq’s oil production reached 4.464 million barrels per day since the beginning of March, down more than 300 thousand barrels per day compared with levels before the application of the reductions established by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) from Jan. .

Falah Al Amri, Director Somo told reporters in Baghdad that the average Iraqi crude exports since the beginning of March amounted to 3.756 million barrels per day, down from 3.869 million bpd in February, adding that the March level includes 515 thousand barrels per day, issued by the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

He added that Iraq’s commitment, the second largest oil producer within OPEC after Saudi Arabia, production cuts amounted to 90 percent.

Iraq’s exports reached a record high of over four million barrels per day in November ahead of OPEC’s announcement of an agreement to cut production during the first six months of 2017

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«Da’ash» allows its elements to escape the battles: fierce battles in Mosul


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| 01 April 2017

The fighting between Iraqi forces and armed “dashing” on the outskirts of the mosque Nuri in the old town west of Mosul, while the Iraqi Air Force launched a series of raids targeting the organization’s sites there.

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Special forces and police forces clashed with the group to get closer to the al-Nuri Mosque, which was declared by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the organization’s leader, the “caliphate state” in areas under his control in Iraq and Syria nearly three years ago.
Helicopters overflew western Mosul and bombed the organization’s sites outside Mosul’s railway station, which has seen violent clashes and recent rocket attacks.
The Ministry of the Interior’s rapid reaction forces advanced on the outskirts of the Old City by climbing the walls of the houses’ gardens, despite rocket attacks by insurgents.
Faroun residents said they heard heavy gunfire from the Old City area, where the militants were holed up in the middle of the population, exploiting narrow alleys, alleys and houses.
Despite the flight of thousands of people from areas controlled by al-Qaeda in Mosul, tens of thousands remain trapped amid fighting, shelling and air strikes.
For his part, announced the command of operations «coming to Nineveh», the liberation of the village of Sabounieh and the Sabonia train station west of Badush Dam in the right coast of Mosul.
Major General Raed Jawdat of the federal police said that his forces had taken full control of the area of the dairy bar and the sports stadium in the western wing of Old Mosul and besieged the organization around the Nuri Mosque.
The Nuri Mosque or the Grand Mosque is one of Iraq’s historic mosques built by Nur al-Din Zanki in the 6th century AH, and has been reconstructed several times and is famous for its humpback.
On the other hand, leaders issued «Daqash» orders allowing the elements of the organization to withdraw from the fighting between him and Iraqi forces in the city of Mosul.
According to an intelligence source from inside the city of Mosul that «some leaders« Daash »issued a ruling authorizing the withdrawal of the elements of the battles in the right coast of the city of Mosul».
The source, who asked not to be named, said that «Da’ash knows that his defeat is confirmed after losing most of his leaders and elements and stores of weapons and weapons in the battles of Ayman Mosul», pointing out that «the escape has become a duty to its elements to arrange the situation».
It is noteworthy that the Iraqi forces and the international coalition forces, recently bombed Okara sheltering the leaders of «da’ash» in the city of Mosul.
In turn, the Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights said that the organization «Daash» is holding dozens of families in the right coast of Mosul, including 300 children, and use them as human shields.
Activists from the Mosul health district told the observatory, an independent humanitarian organization, that while they were communicating through social networking sites, they found that “there are five to seven members of the organization who are roaming around neighborhoods to look for children who have received legitimate lessons with the organization Earlier”.
It is noteworthy that the process of liberating Mosul began last October, and the Iraqi forces were able to regain control of the eastern part of the city, and began offensive operations on the western part left by the hands of the «Da’ash».

Expert opinion

Military and security expert Najem al-Qasab:
«The preacher knows that his defeat is certain after losing most of his leaders and elements and stores of weapons and weapons in the fighting, and became a flight for the elements to arrange the situation».