The Balance Sheet of the Recent IFG-KRG Oil Deal

The Balance Sheet of the Recent IFG-KRG Oil Deal

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad.

On 2 December the Council of Ministers-CoM website posted the decisions taken by the Cabinet including one approving the agreement concluded between the Iraqi Federal Government (IFG) and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

Soon after its announcement and due to lack of transparency, an increasing sense of skepticism and growing opposition to the concluded agreement began to surface within Iraqi oil professionals, parliamentarians, politicians, economists, media and the general public.

Obviously, we are heading toward difficult debate inside the federal parliament on both this agreement and the state budget for 2015.

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9 Responses to The Balance Sheet of the Recent IFG-KRG Oil Deal

  1. Re da Caste December 12, 2014 at 11:37 am #

    Ahmed must be Malikis prolongued arm in Norway!! Since many years he has been an insistent defender of Malikis and Shahristanis sectarian (oil) policies agaist the kurds. But we all know how this will end sooner or later, don’t we? Tree federate states or an independent Kurdistan. There is no way Shia/Sunni/kurds can live together and share a common view.