Baghdad "to Take Legal Action Against Total"

By John Lee.

The Iraqi government has reiterated commitments to take all legal actions against the French energy giant Total for signing contracts with Kurdistan region.

“We will take legal actions to force the company to sell its share (25%) of al-Halfaya oilfield", said Deputy Prime Minister Hussein al-Shahristani (pictured).

Total "was requested to withdraw from this field, and it has been given a certain period to end this case by selling its share to another company or by ending the contract with Kurdistan," Shahristani said.

He did not specify the time by which Total, which said on July 31 that it signed an oil exploration deal with Kurdistan, needed to make a decision.

(Source: Aswat al-Iraq)

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