Ex-MP vows to continue Rumaila challenge

Lawsuit to topple BP and CNPC's oil deal will continue, as former member of parliament sets to kick off major fundraising campaign and claims allegiance of top Maliki opponents.
This partial view shows the Iraqi oil field of Rumaila near the southern port city of Basra on December 11, 2009. (ESSAM AL-SUDANI/AFP/Getty Images)

BAGHDAD - Less than a week after being told she would have to pay more than a quarter million dollars to continue her challenge to the country's first major oil deal with international oil companies, ex-Member of Parliament Sheda al-Musawi is confident high-placed politicos will back her.

"Of course, I'm going to pay, to continue and proceed in my lawsuit," Musawi said in a telephone interview from her home in Erbil. She has until June 27 to pay the money.

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