KRG Minister of Natural Resources Ashti Hawrami during a speech at the 2015 Sulaimani Forum on March 11, 2015, as Iraqi Oil Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi looks on. (Source: American University of Iraq - Sulaimani)

Oil deal imperiled by political discord

Leaders in Baghdad and Erbil aired contrasting interpretations – and contentious arguments – over their cooperative oil and revenue agreement.