Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Can Iraqi parliament “abrogate” Iraqi-Jordanian agreement?

Baghdad/ Iraq TradeLink: Iraqi Parliamentary Legal Commission pointed that the abrogation of the
Iraqi-Jordanian agreement depends on a decision by the Iraqi government and does not nee a voting by the parliament.

Member of the Commission Saleem Hamza pointed that the political blocs can object to some of the contents of the agreement before the government.

He added that “the Iraqi law gave the prime minister the right to sign international agreements without resorting to the parliament for voting”.

“The Parliament’s role is to observe, not to sign agreements with neighboring countries or other countries”, he elaborated.

Meanwhile, the Parliamentary Economy and Investment Commission pointed that the oil agreement with Jordan with low prices has “no economic feasibility”, but stressed that will discuss this matter with the Iraqi government.

Iraq and Jordan agreed to build an oil pipeline from southern Basra province to Jordanian Aqaba port in the first quarter of this year, 2019.