Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. L

No 48

26-November-2007

IRAQ

KRG Denounces Shahristani Over Threats To IOCs

In a further sign of increasingly strained relations between the government in Baghdad and the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), the latter has sharply criticized the federal Oil Minister, Husain Shahristani, over threats he made to international oil companies (IOCs) signing agreements with the Kurdish authorities. Dr Shahristani said the firms concerned would be excluded from contracts...