Min­is­ter Ze­bari: “If Bagh­dad doesn’t send Kur­dis­tan’s bud­get, I will not stay there.”

The Kurdish Globe - - SPORT NEWS -

Iraqi Min­is­ter of Fi­nance, Dr. Hosh­yar Ze­bari, re­it­er­ates that Iraq will be send­ing all the bud­get share and rights of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion, and if it failed to do so, he would not stay in Bagh­dad.

While at­tend­ing the third Su­laimani Fo­rum last week, Min­is­ter Ze­bari ad­dressed the is­sues be­tween Er­bil and Bagh­dad and ex­pressed his op­ti­mism about solv­ing the dif­fer­ences.

"The main source of rev­enue of Iraq is oil,” Ze­bari said dur­ing the fo­rum or­ga­nized by the Amer­i­can Uni­ver­sity of Iraq-Su­laim- ani (AUIS). “We need to di­ver­sify our rev­enue sources rather than fully de­pend on oil.”

Re­gard­ing Kur­dis­tan's share in the Iraqi na­tional bud­get, Ze­bari said Kur­dis­tan has al­ways been ask­ing for its 17% and Bagh­dad has no other choice but to pay that, “if not to­day, to­mor­row.”

"Iraq is not bank­rupt; it just needs a bet­ter ad­min­is­tra­tion. Bil­lions of Dol­lars are spent in salaries. More­over, many things in Iraq are free. We need to think of im­pos­ing taxes.”

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