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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:40 AM
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Iraq vows to block oil contracts signed by Kurds
Source: AFP

ANKARA (AFP) - Baghdad will block any contracts signed by foreign oil companies with Iraqi Kurdish regional authorities, Iraq's Oil Minister Hussein Chahristani said on Saturday.

"All contracts will be handled by the central government," he told a joint press conference in Ankara with his Turkish counterpart Hilmi Guler.

"No contracts signed by any regions in Iraq will be recognised by the government of Iraq. Companies will not be allowed to work on Iraqi territory unless their contract is approved by the central government in Baghdad."

The government in Baghdad and authorities in the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq have been at loggerheads over the issue for months


Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080308/wl_mideast_afp/tur...
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:47 AM
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1. Sweet
</sarcasm>
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:47 AM
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2. LOL...it becomes even more obvious why Bush is staying
and slaughtering Iraqis.
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:53 PM
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3. Something smells - Iraq's Oil Minister Hussein Chahristani in Conference in Turkey's capital?
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Turkey's sorties across the border may be more about oil than the PPK.

Ya think?
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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:14 PM
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4. Yep
that is just what I think.
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