Iraq is not responsible for the contracts between Rosneft and Kurdistan, said the Ambassador

© 2017 AFP / Ali Al-SaadiСотрудники paramilitary security near oil refineries in Iraqi Kurdistan. Archival photoIraq is not responsible for the contracts between Rosneft and Kurdistan, said the Ambassador© 2017 AFP / Ali Al-Saadi

The government of Iraq has obligations under the treaties signed by the Russian side in the person of «Rosneft» with the Autonomous Kurdistan region; documents must be renewed through the Iraqi leadership or need to find a mechanism that will satisfy Russia and Iraq, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, Ambassador of Iraq in Russia Haidar Mansour Hadi al-Azari.

«Contracts were signed without the participation of the Federal government, and it did not carry with them obligations. Any contract signed without the Federal government or outside the Ministry of oil, the government is not responsible for it. So does the other side of that sign. You need to re-sign contracts or to find a mechanism for finding solutions in the framework of the law that respects the rights of the Iraqi leadership and of course the law of the Russian side,» — said the Ambassador.

On Tuesday, the parliamentary Committee on oil and energy sector of Iraq condemned the contract between Iraqi Kurdistan and Rosneft, calling it illegal, and urged the Russian oil company to abandon it.

The total amount of signed contracts between Rosneft and Iraqi Kurdistan, according to the statements of the head of the Committee for financial and economic Affairs in the Parliament of the autonomy Asset saber, exceeded three billion dollars.

Earlier «Rosneft» in the statements confirmed the government of Iraqi Kurdistan $ 1.3 billion of advances during the 2017 under a contract for the supply of oil. Hand in late February of this year signed a contract for the purchase and sale of oil «Rosneft» in the period from 2017 to 2019, which provides for the prepayment. In addition, in October, the company announced that it had signed with the government of the Autonomous Republic documents required for entry into force of agreements on production section (SRP) in respect of the five blocks situated on the territory of the region.

Earlier in November, the representative of the Iraqi Ministry of oil, Assem Jihad, inform RIA Novosti news Agency that the Central authorities believe the contract between Iraqi Kurdistan and Rosneft illegal.

Iraq is not responsible for the contracts between Rosneft and Kurdistan, said the Ambassador© RIA Novosti, Integratiebeleid in fotoracconti question

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