Iraq sends U.S.-backed oil law to parliament

The Iraqi government has sent a draft oil law to parliament, the oil minister said on Wednesday.

Iraq sends U.S.-backed oil law to parliament
The Iraqi government has sent a draft oil law to parliament, the oil minister said on Wednesday.

The announcement by Oil Minister Hussain al-Shahristani came on the eve of a conference in Egypt where foreign ministers from industrialized powers and the region will discuss how to stabilize Iraq and seek reforms in return for reconstruction.

Speaking to reporters in Saudi Arabia, Shahristani said he hoped the bill would pass by the end of May.

"It has been sent to parliament now. There has been agreement among the political parties to work together to enact it by the end of the month," Shahristani said.

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