Iraqi Kurds ready to negotiate over crisis, oil law: deputy PM

Shawish told Reuters Kurdistan believes the oil disputes can be resolved through an amended 2007 draft of the long-awaited oil and gas law, which all parties agreed to previously.

Iraqi Kurds ready to negotiate over crisis, oil law: deputy PM

World Bulletin / News Desk

 Iraq's Kurdistan is ready to restart negotiations with Baghdad to end their political crisis, focussing on a long-delayed oil law to hand regional authorities more say in managing energy resources, a senior Kurdish leader said.

The positive tone from Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister Rosh Nuri al-Shawish, a Kurd, signalled the central Baghdad government and self-governed Kurdistan may be edging toward easing their dispute over oil, territory and power-sharing that is straining Iraq's uneasy federal union.

Shawish told Reuters Kurdistan believes the oil disputes can be resolved through an amended 2007 draft of the long-awaited oil and gas law, which all parties agreed to previously.

 

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