A cessation of piped oil exports from Iraqi Kurdistan has inflicted more economic woes on the KRG’s finances. The pipeline, out of action since 16 February, links the KRG’s oil fields to Turkey’s export terminal in Ceyhan and is the region’s economic lifeline since budget disbursements from Baghdad halted entirely in July 2015.

The KRG Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) released a statement on 18 February saying that the outage was due to “attacks on the...