KRG Dismisses Remarks by Iraqi Oil Minister

The spokesman of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) rejected  remarks made by the Iraqi Oil Minister, Hussein Shahrestani, on Sunday about illegal oil trade through the Kurdistan Region.

Shahrestani called on the KRG to justify its position regarding exporting  oil to Iran, in a statement made to the Arabic radio channel Sawa.

“In accordance with our contract with Jordan, Iraq can send the country 10,000 barrels of oil per day, but we have not negotiated any contracts with  Iran,” Shahrestani told radio Sawa.

The oil minister has also asked the Iraqi government to audit the  Region’s customs records.

In response to Shahrestani’s remarks, KRG Spokesman Kawa  Mahmoud rejected the accusation saying, “The KRG’s actions are  transparent and conform to the law”.

(Source: AK News)

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The spokesman of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) rejected the remarks made by the Iraqi Oil Minister Hussein Shahrestani on Sunday about the illegal oil transportation through the Kurdistan Region.

Shahrestani called on the KRG to justify its position regarding exporting  oil to Iran, in a statement made to the Arabic radio channel Sawa.

In accordance to the contract with Jordan, Iraq can send the country 10,  000 barrels of oil a day, but we have not negotiated any contracts with  Iran,” Shahrestani told radio Sawa.

The oil minister has further asked the Iraqi government to monitor the  Region’s custom records.

In response to Shahrestani’s remarks KRG Spokesman Kawa  Mahmoud, rejected the accusation saying, “The KRG’s actions are  transparent and conform to the law,” said Mahmoud.

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