The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has called for the withdrawal of the Iraqi Cabinet's draft oil law, directly challenging Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's agenda and echoing the conflict that derailed similar legislation four years ago.
The Kurdish presidency council issued a statement demanding that the Cabinet "withdraw the Oil Ministry's draft immediately, because it contradicts the Constitution." The Cabinet approved the Oil Ministry's proposed oil and gas law on Aug. 25.
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