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Kurdish MP: Oil Ministry’s actions against Exxon illegal

Wisam Mohammed reports for AKnews:

Representative Bayazid Hassan, a Kurdish member of the Council's Oil and Energy Committee, claimed that the federal Oil Ministry is not allowed to put Exxon Mobil on a blacklist for its contracts with the Kurdistan Regional Government.

The announcements of the Oil Ministry's Contracts and Licenses Department were political threats and not legal measures, Hassan said.

"Companies are put on blacklists for violating the law and the terms of the contract. When a company makes a deal with the Kurdistan Region -- which is a part of Iraq -- it can not be against the law," Hassan said.

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