Court presses Baghdad, KRG for details of oil disputes

Iraq’s highest court again delayed a ruling on a key lawsuit as it seeks information about past political efforts to cooperate.
Court presses Baghdad, KRG for details of oil disputes
The final welded section of the KRG's Khurmala - Feyshkabour pipeline lies by trenching immediately south of oil storage tanks at DNO International's pumping station, 3km from the Turkey border. August 17, 2013. (PATRICK OSGOOD/Iraq Oil Report)

BAGHDAD - Iraq's Federal Supreme Court is seeking more information from both sides in a landmark, seven-year-old case before ruling on legal challenges to the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) independent oil policy.

In explaining the delay, Chief Justice Medhat al-Mahmoud appeared to suggest the court might be reluctant to rule on the case because of the possibility that disagreements could be resolved by political means.

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