Iraqi oil sector holds fast amid storm of U.S.-Iran conflict

Production and exports so far unaffected as some foreign oil workers evacuate, following the U.S. assassination of Qassim Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandis.
Iraqi oil sector holds fast amid storm of U.S.-Iran conflict
A worker adjusts the valve of an oil pipe at West Qurna oilfield in Iraq's southern province of Basra November 28, 2010.(ATEF HASSAN/Reuters)

BASRA - Iraq's oil sector is operating without disruption, despite the evacuation of some foreign oil workers in the aftermath of the U.S. assassination of Iranian Quds Force commander Qassim Soleimani and Iraqi paramilitary leader Abu Mahdi al-Mohandis.

"The ministry confirms that the situation is normal at oil fields in Iraq, and production and exports have not been affected," the Oil Ministry said in a statement Friday.

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