By John Lee.
Kurdish politicians officially suspended their participation in the Iraqi government on Friday, as forces under their control seized two oilfields in northern Iraq.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has appointed temporary replacements for the five Kurdish ministers of the cabinet.
Kurdish forces took over the Bai Hassan and Kirkuk oilfields near Kirkuk; an oil ministry spokesman in Baghdad described the takeover as dangerous and irresponsible.
(Source: Gulf Today)
(Picture: Iraqi Cabinet)