Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LI

No 8

25-February-2008

iran/IRAQ

Iran-Iraq Border Talks Revived After Oil Theft Claim

An Iraqi delegation visited Tehran last week to discuss border concerns, following Iraqi media reports that Iran was producing oil from Iraqi border oilfields. However, Iraqi Oil Minister Hussein al-Shahristani, who first denied the claims in early February (MEES, 18 February Page 2), said again on 18 February that there was no presence of Iranian forces and technicians in the...