US delegation to Barzani: improved relations between the region and Baghdad in the interest of both sides

Editorial Date: 18/9/2019 18:30 
(Baghdad: al-Furat News) President of the Kurdistan Democratic Party Massoud Barzani, with a senior delegation from the US State Department, on Thursday, the political situation in Iraq and the region, and threats to support the terrorist.
A statement from his office that “Barzani, received today at the resort of Salah al-Din, a senior delegation from the US Department of State, including David Satterfield, Deputy Secretary of State for Middle East Affairs Acting, and Joe Hood, deputy US ambassador to Iraq, and Steve Vickin US consul in Erbil, Powell Lakarima, head of military operations against Da’ash. 
The statement added that “the guest delegation conveyed special greetings to US Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Mike Pompio to President Barzani, and discussed the political situation in Iraq and the region,” stressing that “improved relations between the region and Baghdad is in the interest of both sides.” 
The two sides stressed that “threats to support the terrorist continue to pose a threat to security and stability in Iraq, Syria and the whole region.”

 

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Two Iraqi officials: $ 53 billion contract value to be signed with Exxon Mobil and PetroChina

 

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Economy News Baghdad:

Two Iraqi officials said that an oil deal will be signed by Iraq in the coming days with two companies Exxon Mobil and PetroChina worth 53 billion dollars and extends 30 years.

Iraqi Oil Minister Thamir al-Ghadhban said on Wednesday he expected his ministry to sign a preliminary agreement with ExxonMobil and PetroChina “very soon,” but gave no exact date.

“We were able to take a step towards resolving some outstanding issues in the deal,” Ghadhban said during an occasion for the oil ministry.

“Immediately after the talks, the initial agreement will be examined by a ministerial energy committee before being submitted to the cabinet for ratification,” Ghadhban said.

On Tuesday, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said Iraq was close to signing a 30-year energy deal with the two companies for $ 53 billion.

The prime minister said Iraq expects to reap $ 400 billion over the 30 years that the agreement will take effect.

He added that the giant project in southern Iraq includes the development of the fields of Ben Omar and Artawi oil, and increase production to 500 thousand barrels per day from about 125 thousand barrels per day at the moment.

Ghadhban said on Wednesday the deal with Exxon and PetroChina would allow Iraq to produce 750 million standard cubic feet of gas from the two oil fields a year.

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Iraqi parliament postpones resumption of meetings for a new date

 

 2019/05/09 09:09:59

The Iraqi parliament has decided to postpone the date of the resumption of meetings for a new time. 
According to a previous announcement, the parliament decided to hold the next session on Saturday 11/5/2019. 
However, according to a brief statement of the First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, “the date of the next session of the House of Representatives on Saturday 18-5, Saturday at one o’clock.”

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A senior delegation from the US State Department conveys something “special” from Pompeo to Massoud Barzani

 2019/05/09 10:14:21

The leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani, discussed with a senior delegation of the US State Department on Thursday the political situation in Iraq and the region. 
In a statement published on the official website of Barzani and read by Shafak News, he said that he received a senior delegation from the US State Department on Thursday, including Deputy US Secretary of State for Middle East Affairs David Satterfield, US Deputy Ambassador to Iraq Joe Hood, The American in Erbil, Steve Vicken, and the military operations officer against General Powell Lacharima. 
During the meeting, the delegation conveyed “special” greetings from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Barzani, and discussed the political situation in Iraq and the region. Pointing out that the guest delegation stressed that the improvement of relations between the region and Baghdad is in the interest of both sides.
The statement added that the latest changes in the war against the terrorist advocate, was another focus of the meeting, pointing out that the two sides stressed that the threats of calling the terrorist continue to pose a threat to security and stability in Iraq and Syria and the whole region.

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