Kurdistan to publish disputed oil contracts

15 February 2010

Iraqi Kurdistan has said that the semi-autonomous region plans to publish disputed oil deals it had made with foreign firms, Kurdish natural resources minister Ashti Hawrami told Reuters. Kurdistan and Baghdad have been in a disagreement for months over oil deals Kurdistan signed independently with foreign firms. The Arab-led government in Baghdad refuses to pay the firms, and oil exports from Kurdistan stopped last year, the news service reported.

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