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No End in Sight for Iraq Oil Dispute

Roxana Saberi reports from Erbil that Nechirvan Barzani, prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq, is calling for a solution to the Iraqi oil dispute, which is likely to prevent Iraq from reaching its goals.

ERBIL — Nechirvan Barzani, prime minister of  the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq,  is criticizing Baghdad for threatening to cancel the contracts of companies operating in the country’s southern oil fields if they refuse to stop dealing separately with the Kurds.

“Instead of warning companies to choose between the KRG or Baghdad, it’s in Iraq’s interest to cooperate more and  ...  for the KRG and Baghdad to sit down and find a solution,” Barzani told Al-Monitor in an exclusive interview.

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