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KRG responds to Baghad's threat of legal action over oil dispute

The federal Iraqi government argues that the autonomous region’s independent oil deals are unconstitutional.
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The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq responded today to the federal government’s threat of legal action over their ongoing oil dispute. 

Background: The KRG in northern Iraq has a high degree of autonomy, including its own laws and borders. Entities in the region export oil independently of the federal Iraqi government, including to Turkey. The arrangement has angered Baghdad for years and the federal government has tried to take control of the Kurdistan Region’s oil industry in the past. 

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