Because to his ongoing violations of the constitution, corruption, and use of political blackmail, Asoud Barzani is a permanent client of the Federal Supreme Court. Ironically, all of his ambitions have been shattered by the hammer of federal justice, which ruled in 2017 to halt the separatist referendum from Iraq, support the application of the legislation, and ban international economic transactions with the region, the last of which was to end oil exports via Ceyhan.
Muhammad Al-Saadi, the legal expert in charge of the litigation against the governments of Baghdad and Erbil over money transfers, confirms the anticipated of the Federal Supreme Court issuing a state order prohibiting money transfers from Baghdad to Erbil.
In a statement to Al-Maalouma, Al-Saadi stated, “This morning witnessed the filing of a lawsuit against the governments of Baghdad and Erbil regarding the unconstitutionality of sending budget funds to Kurdistan.”
“The Federal Court has taken up the case,” he said, “and the state decision will be issued within 24 hours from the date of filing the case, according to the law.”
“The filing of the lawsuit came to block the way for Baghdad to send money to Erbil, provided that the lawsuit is considered in a fundamental manner after Baghdad’s response and defense before the Federal Supreme Court,” he said, adding that “all government steps regarding sending money are in clear violation of the constitution, which confirms the inevitability of making a lawsuit.”
The Council of Ministers approved yesterday to grant the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government two trillion and one hundred billion dinars for the current fiscal year, to be paid in three equal payments of (700) billion dinars, beginning in September.
The law will obstruct Barzani’s path.
Furthermore, independent MP Bassem Khashan confirms the intention of House of Representatives members, led by independents, to challenge the Council of Ministers’ decision to send two trillion and one hundred billion dinars to the Kurdistan region for the current fiscal year.
“The Council of Ministers’ vote during yesterday’s session to grant a financial loan to the region amounting to two trillion and one hundred billion dinars is incorrect and has no legal basis,” Khashan said in a statement to the Maalouma Agency.
He went on to say that “the Cabinet’s decision violates the federal general budget law approved by Parliament.”
According to legal experts, the case is stacked in favor of Baghdad’s reluctance to pay wages to the territory’s employees, especially since the true number of employees in the region is unknown.
The Council of Ministers voted yesterday, Sunday, to lend the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government two trillion and one hundred billion dinars for the current fiscal year, to be paid in three equal installments of (700) billion dinars each, beginning in September.