Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. XLIX

No 40

2-Oct-2006

IRAQ

KRG Accuses Baghdad Of Defying Constitution, Raises Secession Threat

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has raised the possibility that it may reconsider its commitment to the Iraqi constitution unless the central government in Baghdad backs off from its claim to control oil in KRG-administered areas. In a statement issued by KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani on 27 September, the KRG criticized comments made by Iraqi Oil Minister...