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Kirkuk oil pipeline deal a ‘positive gesture’ for Erbil-Baghdad relations: PM Barzani

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Resuming the export of Kirkuk’s oil to the Turkish port of Ceyhan via the Kurdistan Region’s pipeline is a “positive gesture” that will help resolve the constitutional dispute between Erbil and Baghdad, KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said Monday. “Now that a new government is in place in Baghdad, we hope… Read More

Kirkuk oil deal could strengthen Kurdish hand in Iraq budget talks: MP

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Iraq’s resumption of Kirkuk oil exports via a pipeline partly managed by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) could strengthen Erbil’s hand in negotiations with Baghdad to take a bigger share of the federal budget, according to a Kurdish MP in the Iraqi parliament. The exportation of Kirkuk oil through the Kurdistan… Read More

Iraq: Baghdad and Kurds strike deal to resume Kirkuk oil exports

Iraq says it has reached an initial agreement with Kurdish authorities to restart exports from the oilfields of Kirkuk, one year after flows were halted due to a standoff between the central government in Baghdad and Kurdistan’s semi-autonomous region. Asim Jihad, spokesperson for Iraq’s oil ministry, said on Friday the country’s new Prime Minister Adel… Read More

Iraq to exchange food for Iranian gas, seeks U.S. approval: government officials

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq has agreed with Iran to exchange Iraqi food items for Iranian gas and energy supplies, two Iraqi government officials said on Wednesday. Baghdad is now seeking U.S. approval to allow it to import Iranian gas which is used in its power stations, and needs more time to find an alternative source,… Read More

KRG delegation to visit Baghdad to discuss familiar disputes

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will soon visit Baghdad to discuss its major disputes with members of the newly formed federal government of Iraq, a KRG source said on Wednesday. The group of envoys will represent the KRG as a whole, rather than encompassing only one party, a… Read More