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    Supreme Federal Court Rules Against Iraqi Minister of Oil's Request to Prevent KRG Oi

    The Supreme Federal Court Rules Against Iraqi Minister of Oil's Request to Prevent KRG Oil Exports



    FRI, 27 JUN 2014 13:32 | KRG.org

    Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (MNR.KRG.org) -
    Immediately after the KRG’s first export shipment on the United Leadership vessel in Ceyhan Terminal, the Iraqi Federal Oil Minister (the “Minister”) submitted a formal request to the Federal Supreme Court in Baghdad, (the “Court”) asking the Court to rule against the KRG Ministry of Natural Resources and prevent it exporting oil out of the Kurdistan Region.

    On 23rd June 2014, the Court convened a special meeting to address the Minister’s request and, after examining the reasoning behind his request, the Court decided unanimously to reject the request of the Minister “for being contrary to the applicable legal contexts in Iraq.”

    It is worth noting here that the Minister’s claims were based on his own interpretation of constitutional provisions to claim that the oil and gas affairs fall within the exclusive powers of the federal government. In so claiming, the Minister was relying on the centralized laws enacted prior to 2003, thus ignoring the fact that current constitutional provisions do not incorporate any oil and gas matters within Article 110, which defines the exclusive powers of the federal government.

    With this Court decision, the Kurdistan Regional Government has another important clarification of its acquired rights as stated in the Constitution. The Court ruling was taken by a unanimous decision of all its members, and it explicitly rejected the request made by the Minister. Such a decision by the highest court in the land is binding on the Minister and cannot be challenged in any way.

    This is a clear victory for justice and for upholding KRG’s rights, despite the Iraqi Federal Oil Ministry‘s interferences and unjustifiable interventions. This decision clearly demonstrates that the Federal Oil ministry and its marketing arm (SOMO) will also fail on all their reckless efforts on the international level.

    This judicial decision by the Supreme Federal Court must be respected, and now we call upon the Federal Oil Ministry, SOMO and all their helpers to abandon their illegal and unconstitutional interventions to prevent oil exports from the Kurdistan Region.

    They must also cease sending intimidating and threatening letters or making false claims to prospective traders and buyers of oil exported legally by the Kurdistan Regional Government for the benefit of the people of Kurdistan and Iraq.


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    Looks like things are going increasingly well for the Kurds. Getting into their stock market early might be a very good thing.
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    Oil: Kurdistan misleading public and did not sell only one shipment of oil to Israel

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    2014/06/28 16: 48

    Oil: Kurdistan misleading public opinion and did not sell only one shipment of oil to Israel


    Ministry of oil

    Baghdad/Obelisk:
    Federal Oil Ministry accused Saturday, Kurdistan Regional Government Iraq of misleading the public on the Federal Supreme Court's decision on the request to halt oil exports the territory without the approval of the Federal Government, as the Court did not issue any decision until now, she confirmed that the territory had sold only one shipment of oil to Israel.

    She said the legal service in the Ministry of oil in a statement "the Obelisk" copy, "the Ministry of oil has seen a press release published by the KRG on its official website on 27 June 2014, which claimed that the Federal Supreme Court has ruled against a request by the oil Ministry of the Government of the territory", stressing that "the Government of Kurdistan claimed is incorrect and misleading public opinion."

    The legal department that the Federal Court has issued a decision regarding the request for the State to support legal proceedings that have been initiated in August 2012, against illegal activities by the Kurdistan Regional Government, and that the Court decided that the State would impose a prior decision in the course of the proceedings and it is a decision, which the Court did not issue any ruling on the case."

    "The Kurdistan Regional Government have failed since the start of the proceedings, in August 2012, in response to calls by the Tribunal to appear before it and provide its defences, and thereby prevented the Court from examining the facts of the case, in the light of the Kurdistan Regional Government refused to cooperate with the Tribunal, and by law, they are now jammed with published this press release misleading."

    The "Kurdistan Regional Government continues in the export of crude oil from Iraq, in clear violation of the Constitution, has claimed publicly that she sold several shipments of crude oil was transported through the pipeline via Turkey, when in fact sold one shipment at a low price to Israel, the refusal of other buyers in the market buying of the Kurdistan Regional Government for their knowledge of it will not be able to sell illegal crude oil belongs to the Iraqi people."

    She said the legal department that the oil Ministry managed to get orders from the Italian courts to prevent the sale of oil product shipments in the Kurdistan region, which was planned to be delivered in Italy, has dealt the Kurdistan Regional Government, shipping companies cooperating with indifference, disregard orders freezing your by hiding the vector, which points openly indicates that the destination is Italy while not at all Italian ports, and also through the transfer of cargo to other carriers, and those carriers now At sea without certain destinations or buyers for its shipments, the Ministry also seek orders freezing of international judicial bodies".

    The misleading press statement by KRG regarding primary court's decision part of a deception and misrepresentation which unfortunately the territorial Government as part of its strategy to export crude oil illegally, and the transport companies, freight brokers and buyers who assist the territorial Government in an awkward position because the legal proceedings ahead."


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    Federal Court endorses orientations of Kurdistan region on oil exports

    Federal Court endorses the orientations of the Kurdistan region on oil exports

    28/6/2014 20: 32: 00


    Federal Court endorses the orientations of the Kurdistan region on oil exports

    Dr. sherko Jawdat, head of the Energy Committee in the Parliament of Kurdistan that the decision of the Federal Court to dismiss brought by the oil Ministry to Kurdistan on the export of oil is the right one.

    Dr. sherko Jawdat, the SMC PUKmedia, Saturday 28 June 2014: this decision is the right one and that's what we previously stated that the export of oil in the Kurdistan region from the new fields after 2003 are explored legal territory has the right to performance and selling oil from these fields, stressing that the resolution supports the orientations of Kurdistan in performance and export of oil.

    Dr. sherko Cevdet: a federal government commitment to the resolution and review a previous erroneous policies and conditions in Iraq that led to what is now, and we hope the Federal Government will not continue on this course and practice these erroneous policies. We hope that the partnership in Iraq constitutional and real partnership in the next phase.

    Jawdat said sherko: this resolution will pave the way for common understandings between Arbil and Baghdad, and recognizes the serious errors committed by the former Federal Government by accusing the Kurdistan region of the constitutional violations, stressing the need for all stakeholders to the table of dialogue to find solutions satisfactory to all parties and reach the State of political economy and economic transformation process citizens' lives for the better.

    The Kurdistan Regional Government, has announced that the Federal Court unanimously dismissed the case brought by the Federal Oil Ministry against Ministry of natural resources in the territorial Government on the export of oil abroad without approval from Baghdad.

    Statement of the Government of the territory: it is directly after the export of the Kurdistan region the first shipment of oil through the Turkish port of Ceyhan, the Iraqi oil Minister, federal official complaint to the Federal Supreme Court in Baghdad, called the verdict against the Ministry of natural resources in the Kurdistan Regional Government and prevent the export of oil from the region.

    The statement said: the Federal Tribunal held on 23 June, a special session for consideration of the application and its underlying causes, indicating it had decided unanimously rejected for being "inconsistent with the established legal contexts in Iraq."


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    Federal Court rejects suit against Baghdad to export oil in Kurdistan region

    2014/06/29 (00: 01 pm) - hits: 190 - number (3114)

    Federal Court rejects suit against Baghdad to export oil in the Kurdistan region

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    The Kurdistan Regional Government announced Saturday that the Iraqi Federal Court unanimously dismissed the case brought by the Federal Oil Ministry against Ministry of natural resources in the territorial Government on the export of oil abroad without approval from Baghdad. The territorial Government is seen by the extent that immediately after the export of the Kurdistan region the first shipment of oil through the Turkish port of Ceyhan, the Iraqi oil Minister, federal official complaint to the Federal Supreme Court in Baghdad, called the verdict against the Ministry of natural resources in the Kurdistan Regional Government and prevent the export of oil from the region.

    He explained that the Federal Court, on 23 June, a special session to consider the request and reasons Behind, stating that it had decided to unanimously reject the request for being "inconsistent with the established legal contexts in Iraq."

    It said Baghdad was based on its own interpretation of the constitutional provisions through the claim that oil and gas Affairs fall within the exclusive powers of the Federal Government and reliance on centralized laws enacted before 2003, stating that it "ignored" the fact that the current constitutional provisions in article 110, which specifies the powers of the Federal Government does not include oil and gas issues and continued with the Court's decision, the KRG has other important clarifications on the rights acquired as contained in the Constitution.

    The statement noted that the Federal Court decision was unanimous from all its members, saying he refused to explicitly request the Federal Oil Minister.

    He pointed out that such a decision by the highest court in the land is binding on the Council of Ministers and not subject to challenge in any way.

    It called on the Federal Government to respect the judicial decision by the Federal Supreme Court, stressing that the Federal Ministry of oil company SOMO to abandon illegal interventions to prevent the export of oil from the Kurdish region and called on Baghdad to stop sending threatening letters and intimidating or make false claims of merchants and prospective buyers of oil by the Government Kurdistan.


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