15 Dec '11, 1pm

#US oil giant #ExxonMobil to 'reconsider' #Kurdistan deal - #Iraq PM to @AFP:

Topics: Economy Government and Policy International On Thursday 15 December 2011, 17:39 SGT Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki told AFP on Thursday that oil giant ExxonMobil has promised to reconsider an exploration deal with Iraqi Kurdistan that Baghdad has strongly opposed. "We had a meeting with (Exxon) in Washington and we discussed the contracts, some of which are located in disputed areas," Maliki told AFP in an exclusive interview as he flew back to Iraq from Washington. "They promised to reconsider their decision," Maliki said. Kurdistan on October 18 inked a deal with ExxonMobil for it to explore six areas, but Baghdad regards any contracts not signed with the central government as invalid. An official with the Iraqi oil ministry said that two of the areas -- Al-Qosh and Bardarash -- are actually parts of Nineveh province that Kurdistan wants to annex into its au...

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