Oil Minister slams Exxon decision to Evacuate Staff

By John Lee.

Oil Minister Thamer al-Ghadban has criticised ExxonMobil's decision to temporarily evacuate staff from the West Qurna oil field as “unacceptable and unjustified”.

In a statement on Sunday, he said the move was "political", and pointed out that other international oil companies are continuing to work freely.

According to CNN, the company evacuated about 30 foreign engineers from Basra as a "temporary precautionary measure".

(Sources: Ministry of Oil, CNN)

One Response to Oil Minister slams Exxon decision to Evacuate Staff

  1. Paul Maude 27th May 2019 at 17:29 #

    Shouldn't be siding with Iran! Those that have been in power for the last fifteen years don't seem to know what they are doing! It's like the jump on the next available thing that comes along Have they forgot Iran eight-year war! I believe Irans new intention is to take Iraq through politics and religion has Iraq forgotten who was supplying thousands of ISIS SCUM!
    IRAQ what is your problem reinvent your self-post Saddam you have the potential to be the next Dubi but with the added bonus of freedom of controlled religion. Even Iran was free from tyrannical religion in the '60s '70s it's hard to believe what I am seeing now! Iran is playing possum friends and your falling into the trap of needing them! Who was it that freed you from a tyrant and the religious tyranny of ISSI, The west and its coalition of forces the biggest mistake would be to through your shoes at us now!