Maliki fills Kurdish Ministry posts in Baghdad 11.07.2014
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has further deepened tensions between Kurds and Baghdad, by replacing the vacant post of Kurdish Ministers in the Iraqi government.
According to information obtained by BasNews, Kurdish senior officials and ministers in Baghdad decided to boycott Iraqi cabinet meetings and not go back to the Iraqi Capital.
Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister Roz Nouri Shawez, said in a press conference in Erbil on Thursday that Maliki’s accusations that Kurds have provided a safe haven for terrorists, signals that Maliki is running away from responsibility of the current crisis.
'Such statements are meant to hide the big security fiasco by blaming others, and we announce our boycott of Cabinet meetings,' added Shawez.
After the Kurdish decision, Maliki has ordered the vacant Ministry posts of Kurds to be filled as soon as possible.
Among the replacements, Maliki has asked Hussain Al-Shahristani, Iraq’s deputy prime minister responsible for energy, to fill the Foreign Ministry position replacing Hoshyar Zebari.
After Maliki’s accusations, the Kurdistan Presidency office responded saying that the Iraqi Prime Minister should quit his post.
“Maliki has been afflicted by a true hysteria and lost his balance as he tries as hard as he can to justify his errors and failure and make others responsible for it,” Kurdistan Presidency spokesperson Umed Sabah said from Erbil on Thursday.
He also said that Erbil is a refuge now for all those fleeing his 'dictatorship' and called for Maliki to apologize to the Iraqi people for destroying the country.
I'm reasonably familiar with HUR. The early investors put in a small fortune...what the shares are really worth on what is an unconventional offshore play, which wasn't what the major and supermajors wereinterested in, is an unknown. I was told, months ago, that it would be 'ramped' and that the sp would rise. I would never buy on that basis. It was already known that there was oil in the fractured granitic basement; the questions are (a) how much, (b) where in the fractures is the water, and how soon after production will there be a significant water cut, and (c) what are the economics? I have no way of knowing the answers to these questions. The recent horizontal flow test was always going to flow oil - because it was already known that the oil was there! But did the flow test answer my points (a) and (b) above? The RNS did not address them. In my personal opinion, only a sustained flow test can establish the reservoir characteristics. The danger with a horizontal, of course, is that its length gives the opportunity for water to break through into it (e.g. one of the fractures in contact with the horizontal well bore acts as a high-flow highway for the water, which then enters the well in volume). In my book, unconventional = risk.
To be honest I would have thought the "fluffing up" would have been in full swing by now - plenty already voted and cant change. Surprising......... Still the familiar 80s are back for now.......... comfy
Agree with DStar I expect the same will happen next week, big rise on friday through fear of news over the weekend then fall back on monday or tuesday when it doesn't materialise. Wish it could be sustained but I have my doubts. One day it will happen though and catch everyone out by surprise. I for one will be holding all the way through.
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