End of the oil dispute between Baghdad and Iraqi Kurdistan authorities: this was more than a year that Baghdad and Erbil fought around the management of hydrocarbon resources in the north of the country.
Tuesday, December 2, after weeks of negotiations, an agreement has been reached; to provide the delivery of several hundred thousand barrels per day to the Iraqi government in exchange for the payment of the share allocated to Kurdistan in the national budget. It’s an important success for the new Iraqi prime minister, Haidar al-Abadi.
Less than three months after his appointment, it is not the only issue on which Haidar al-Abadi is able to distinguish himself from his predecessor. The new head of government also separated himself from the command of the Iraqi army, and beginning a wide campaign against corruption. Finally on the military front, the army seems to have regained some efficiency: The organization of the Islamic state can no longer be victorious as it did in the month of August.