Iraq Has US support In Kurdish Oil Deals Row
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US official has said companies should co-operate with Iraq’s central government before striking oil and gas deals with the autonomous Kurdistan region, according to a statement from the Iraqi prime minister’s office on Monday.
Baghdad maintains it alone has the right to export Iraqi crude. But Kurdistan has moved ahead with signing exploration deals with oil majors such as Exxon Mobil and Chevron, which the central government rejects as illegal.