Kurdistan Region’s oil revenue data, cited by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, are erroneous, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)’s spokesperson Safeen Dizayee revealed Thursday.
In press statement, Dizayee said Deloitte, one of the "Big Four" accounting organizations and the largest professional services network in the world, will release the correct data about the region’s oil revenue.
He noted the data will show that Abadi did not provide correct information about the revenues in his previous statements.
Earlier, Abadi said Kurdistan Region’s oil revenue, generated from oil exports in 2017, reached 9 trillion Iraqi dinars, claiming that the region’s oil exports data has not been recorded in its statements.
On Wednesday, the KRG called on Abadi to launch a direct dialogue with the region instead of repeating statements every week.
Dizayee urged the Iraqi prime minister to start a serious dialogue with the Kurdish government instead of making “false weekly statements.”
“Abadi’s statements have become a weekly habit, repeating the same things over again that does not lead us to any resolution,” Dizayee said.
“With only words, press conferences, and unimplemented promises nothing will be resolved.”