Kurdish leaders split over export stoppage

National conference for political reconciliation delayed as a dispute over exports, payments, and oil law intensifies - and leads to Kurdish fragmentation.
Kurdish leaders split over export stoppage
Larry Morrow, a construction supervisor for Norway's DNO Iraq, taking a call about work at the Tawke field as he overlooks the crude processing facility at DNO's Feyshkabour export center. On the far right is where Tawke field oil is piped in. To the left, pipelines running from a tanker offloading center where other KRG fields truck their crude to be exported. (BEN LANDO/Iraq Oil Report)

BAGHDAD - Kurdistan's entire parliamentary delegation in Baghdad has called on their colleagues in the regional government to resume oil exports, exposing rifts within the Kurdish leadership amidst Iraq's escalating political disputes.

Kurdistan's parliamentary delegation made the decision in a meeting attended by its most senior members, including Fuad Masum, the head of the bloc, and Muhsen al-Sa'doon, the deputy head.

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