Granting oil to Jordan criticized, MP
BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Al-Muwatin bloc, affiliate to the Higher Islamic Council, headed by Amar al-Hakim, described granting Jordan 100.000 barrels of crude oil without prior agreement as "not right", because it will "assist the hands that were stained in Iraqi blood".
MP Karim Ilawee, in a statement today, copy received by Aswat al-Iraq, he stressed "it was best to grant the amount of the crude oil to the Iraqi people, not to neighboring countries".
He stressed that this topic should have been discussed by Parliamentary foreign relations commission, as well as the foreign ministry itself.
Ilawee pointed out that discussions should have been made with the Jordanian ambassador for Jordanian security and economic cooperation in response to Iraqi financial support.
He called the Jordanian government to adopt new policy towards Iraq based on security and economic cooperation, not granting assistance to terrorism against Iraq, as the statement added.
Iraq decided on 27 November, 2012, to grant Jordan 100.000 barrels of crude oil as a "present to the Jordanian people".