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US says oil contracts in Iraqi Kurdistan should be ‘respected’

Some companies have pulled out of the autonomous region following pressure from the federal government, which considers the Kurdistan Region’s oil exports unconstitutional.
Kurdistan oil

The head of the US mission in Erbil met with a Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) official today to discuss the ongoing oil dispute in Iraq. 

Consul General Irvin Hicks Jr. held a meeting with KRG Electricity and Natural Resources Minister Kamal Muhammad Salih. The two discussed efficiency and sustainability in the autonomous region’s electricity sector, as well as efforts to reduce fuel emissions. 

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