Iraqi Oil Minister Thamir Ghadhban announced on Monday that Erbil and Baghdad had reached an agreement on the oil and budget disputes. The federal government and the KRG agreed that Erbil would start submitting 250,000 barrels of oil to Baghdad daily from January 1, 2020. The deal came after several meetings between officials from the KRG and the federal government for talks on the issues of oil and budget.
Iran has threatened to destroy the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia if the three countries cross Tehran’s red lines, said the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards Hossein Salami. “We have shown restraint … we have shown patience towards the hostile moves of America, the Zionist regime [Israel] and Saudi Arabia against the Islamic Republic of Iran … but we will destroy them if they cross our red lines,”
Burglars have stolen three diamond jewelry sets from the Dresden Green Vault in eastern Germany, one of Europe’s largest treasure collections. The historic sets consist of 37 parts each, and there are fears the thieves may try to break them up. The thieves – still on the run – removed part of an iron grille on a ground-floor window, then smashed the glass. Officials are still trying to establish exactly how much was stolen in the break-in early on Monday.