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)