Baghdad, December 31 / December (Rn) – The Iraqi government said Saturday it had authorized the Ministry of Oil in the decision-making on the subject of Exxon Mobil in its position if it continues on to work in the oil sites in the Kurdistan region and beyond.
The new President of Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani, the recent emphasis on “constitutional” contract signed with the oil, “Exxon Mobil.”
Barzani’s statement came a few days after the time of the confirmation of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki that the American company promised to “review its decision.”
The Company signed a “Exxon Mobil” the U.S. in October last contract for oil exploration with Kurdistan region of Iraq, after Baghdad to announce that it is considering its options in relation to corporate giants.
According to the newspaper “The Independent” The British Exxon Mobil’s largest oil company in the world by signing an agreement with the Kurdistan ventured fire igniting a severe crisis in Iraq.
The legal adviser to the Iraqi government Fadhil Mohammed Jawad, told the Kurdish news agency (Rn) “has been authorized and the Oil Ministry to act with Exxon Mobil in its position if it continues on its work sites Ptnguib oil in the Kurdistan region.”
Baghdad and threatened to deprive Exxon of holding a huge West Qurna 1. But the company ignored the warnings and signed an agreement for exploration with the Kurdistan Regional Government in the six regions each located within the territory disputed between Arbil and Baghdad.
Baghdad is the site of each contract without their consent, a contract is void.
Baghdad had been denied earlier in the oil companies that have signed contracts in Iraqi Kurdistan from bidding or signing contracts to other oil fields.
He continued, saying Jawad “the Iraqi constitution is clear. Must pass through the oil contracts and oil ministry, so the Ministry is authorized by the government to take any action it deems appropriate with the company” American.
Said Hussein al-Shahristani, Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister responsible for the energy sector, the U.S. company’s decision to threaten the unity of the country more.
The authorities in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, said recently that Exxon Mobil continues to oil exploration despite the objection of Baghdad.