KRG fi­nance Min­istry re­sponds PM Ma­liki

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

In a state­ment re­leased last week, the Kur­dis­tan Re­gional Govern­ment’s (KRG) Min­istry of Fi­nance and Econ­omy con­firmed that the salaries of the KRG em­ploy­ees have been with­held by the Iraqi Prime Min­is­ter, Noori al-Ma­liki. The KRG has only re­ceived em­ploy­ees’ monthly pay­ments from Bagh­dad for Jan­uary and Fe­bru­ary only.

This state­ment was is­sued as a re­sponse to Ma­liki who, in an in­ter­view with Al-Iraqiya TV, de­nied he has cut the KRG em­ploy­ees pay and he re­it­er­ated that the KRG wants to arouse people’s hos­tile feel­ings against the Iraqi Govern­ment.

Ma­liki also as­sured the view­ers that re­ports of the KRG em­ploy­ees hav­ing their salary with­held are false and that it is merely a tac­tic to un­der­mine him and raise pub­lic anger against him. Ac­cord­ing to the KRG, Bagh­dad has with­held the federal budget as a means to pun­ish Kur­dis­tan’s in­de­pen­dent oil sales.

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