Important Iraq Dates
June 23, 2009 – Oil Minister al-Shahristani questioning at Iraq Parliament – New Post
June 29-30, 2009 – bids from International Oil Companies to be revealed
July 25, 2009 – KRG Parliament Elections
Mid July, 2009 – U.N. Security Council meeting on Iraq – New Post
Mid August 2009 – Ratify Oil Contracts w/Iraqi Parliament – New Post
August 21st to September 19th 2009 – Ramadan
October 2009 – International Compact with Iraq– Date to be Announced – Baghdad
December 7-9, 2009 Iraq Petroleum Conference London U.K.
December 31, 2009 – Development Fund for Iraq (DFI) expires
December 31, 2009 – Article Seven U.N. Charter expires
January 16, 2010 – Iraq Referendum Vote (SOFA Security Agreement)
January 16, 2010 – National Parliamentary Elections
I added one more date that is important and it all depends on what happens on the 29-30th in reference to the First Round Oil Bids. It is the oil Bids need to be ratified by the Iraqi Parliament by either mid-August or the end of August 2009, my sources are still working on the exact date but as you know when you are dealing with the Iraqi Parliament anything can happen or nothing at all. Stay tuned…
IRAQ and KUWAIT and THE BOXES
On 30 May I had written in reference to Iraq and Kuwait, I know you don’t like me mentioning what I said in the past but I have to so you know that my information for the most part is solid. I am sure they are people out there in the forum world that are on there game and truly do know what they are talking about and that is great. I just give a different perspective on things.
Well, anyways on 30 May I had mentioned Chapter Seven would not be solved in 30 days because of what the media reports were reporting on the different responses from the Kuwaiti Parliament and the Iraqi Parliament because it did get ugly and PM Maliki had to step in.
I said in the 30 May post that the Kuwaiti government wants there funds owed and there property back. Well, the funds might take awhile to settle like next month maybe (Look at Important Iraq Dates). I believe next month July, the Iraqi Parliament Speaker Iyad al-Samarrai, will be heading to Kuwait and meet and greet Kuwaiti officials and to deliver two boxes to the Kuwait Central Bank. This is the property I was talking about.
What inside the boxes I don’t have a clue but what some say (sources) say it is documents and not money. The delivery of the boxes to the Central Bank of Kuwait is very important and will be in line with the U.N. Security Council Resolutions(UNSC). Remember they have a date UNSC and Iraqi officials next month (July) that is why the Iraqi Parliament Speaker is going to personally deliver the two boxes before the meeting with the UNSC. I am working on the exact date and when I am advised you will know. Or if you find out some news drop me a line.
Today also the KRG Political Campaign officially starts. This is the break out as what I know right now. 19 Political party’s, 5 Political Alliances, and 507 individual political candidates. The KRG government Parliament elections is July 25. If you forget just look at the Iraq Important Dates I will always have this and updated at all times.
The German Company Deutsche Bahn, will be building Iraqi Railways in Iraq. The Deutsche Bank will be financing this project.
Continue to pay attention for the continuation of the Treasury Bills because it is a key moment more so then the IMF Loan which the Iraqi government is very nervous about.