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Shafaq News / Today, Sunday, the President of Kurdistan, Nechirvan Barzani described the Iraqi parliament’s approval of the fiscal deficit law of “borrowing” without compatibility with the Kurds as “a punishment against the region’s residents,” indicating that the law destroyed an agreement to export the region’s oil through the Iraqi oil company “Somo” in general. Next, he announced his intention to send a delegation to Baghdad to reach a “solution .”
Barzani said in a press conference held today, after a meeting of the three presidencies in the region, which was attended by Shafaq News Agency, that “this law was used for enmity against the region and this is the problem.” The issue of oil and all the issues, because our problem is not oil, but rather other problems that, without solving them, cannot stabilize Iraq . ”
He added that “this decision is a source of serious concern for the Kurdistan Region,” considering its approval of “a punishment against the people of the Kurdistan Region and its employees .”
Barzani expressed his regret by saying, “We view this development as dangerous, and our question is to all Iraqi politicians … Is Kurdistan Region part of Iraq or not … Are the region’s employees part of the Iraqi employees? ”
He pointed out that “the approval of this decision is the opposite of all the principles on which we built Iraq after 2003,” explaining that “Iraq’s problems are not addressed in this way, and if some parties in the Iraqi parliament have the power to pass such laws, things do not go like this .”
He also said, “What happened in the Iraqi parliament made us despair of the decision and of the Iraqi politicians,” adding, “We understand something that we have rights and we also have duties, and the Kurdistan Region will not evade responsibility.” “.
He pointed out that “the federal government agreed with the regional government to send 320 billion Iraqi dinars, although the amount is small, but we agreed to it,” stressing, “We are ready to agree on all oil imports and customs, and we will present all these facts to Parliament .”
He added, “We thank our citizens, the region’s employees for their enduring this situation, and we want to reassure you that our priorities are to address these problems, and I am sure that they can be addressed through dialogue.” Territory employees . ”
Barzani pointed out that the Baghdad government today distributed two salaries, and it is not reasonable that it does not address this issue and that it must adhere to financial entitlements and send salaries, “adding,” We have always tried to address our problems through dialogue . ”
He also said, “The regional government feels its responsibility towards its employees and is trying to secure the employees’ salaries, but the main problem for the region is that the number of employees is very large, whatever the reasons and this is a fundamental issue that must be addressed .
Barzani ruled out that “Al-Fateh and others are against the Kurds because this is not in their interest as well,” pointing out that “the prime minister’s position is appreciated and thanked because he did not send the law in this form to Parliament, but changes were made to it in Parliament.”
Barzani stressed, “Until now, there is no federal system in Baghdad, but there are those who want to centrally control all matters, although we returned to Baghdad in 2003 with our will .”
He considered that “what is present in Iraq is not a federal government, but rather a strong central government that wants everything to be in its hands .”
Barzani stressed in the conclusion of his speech, “We will not be able to secure salaries through imports of customs and oil,” adding, “who says this to be kind and take control of things .”