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The American University Of Iraq Is Here In Sulamani, Iraq In The Kurdistan Region Of Northern Iraq

The American University Of Iraq Is Here In Sulamani, Iraq In The Kurdistan Region Of Northern Iraq

Monday June 24, 2013

After years of sparring on how to divide the country’s oil royalties, Baghdad and the Kurds in northern Iraq are reported to have finally struck a deal on budget allocations, Deputy Prime Minister Rooz Shawees have said.

Riding The Train In Kurdistan

Riding The Train In Kurdistan

Shawees said the sides have agreed to distribute the hard cash the country earns from oil sales in light of the population density of its 18 provinces.

Oil revenues make the bulk of Iraq’s foreign cash earnings and the control of oil sales and their royalties has been a thorny issue between Baghdad the Kurds, who enjoy full autonomy in three provinces in the north.

Shawees said Iraq’s oil output has hit a record of 3.15 million barrels a day with at least 2 million barrels earmarked for export.

“Oil is the backbone of Iraqi economy and the foundation for the country’s reconstruction and its economic prosperity,” he said.

This Is The Greater Zab River By The City Of Eribil, Iraq Northern Kurdistan region.

This Is The Greater Zab River By The City Of Eribil, Iraq Northern Kurdistan region.

The sides have been holding intensive negotiations to solve their oil differences with Baghdad insisting not to relinquish its control of oil development, output, sale and collection of revenues.

But Shawees, who represents the Kurdish regional government in the cabinet, said Baghdad and the Kurds have reached an agreement to put their differences aside.

“The joint efforts between the federal government and (Iraqi) Kurdistan have produced a draft law on oil and gas under which the royalties will be distributed among the provinces in proportion to their population,” he said.

Source: Azzaman

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Kurdistan Geography

Kurdistan is located in the Middle East between present Iraq, Iran, Turkey, and Syria. It is situated in the north of Iraq, southeast of Turkey, northwest of Iran, and northeast of Syria.

Kurdistan has no political border, what exists is a partition of the land into three main territories. Those parts are linked to the border countries, i.e. Iraq, Iran, Turkey, and Syria. This compulsory partition was done as a result of the Word War One aftermath.

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Kurdistan is a mountainous country; the most famous mountain is Ararat, which is believed by scientists that it is the mountain at which Noah’s Ark’s ship has settled after the big flood.

The main sources of fresh water in the Middle East are in Kurdistan, the Euphrates and the Tigress which both come out form south east of Anadhol in Turkey and flow to Iraq and Syria.

Currently, Turkey is building 13 dams on these two rivers which is believed by year 2013 will give here power over most countries in the Middle East as providing fresh water will be the main problem between nations in the area. Onetel

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