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Iraq accuses Turkey of ‘greed’ in oil row

: Tuesday, June 03 - 2014 @ 01:22

Hussein al-Shahristani, Iraq’s deputy prime minister responsible for energy affairs, has said Turkey has been “driven by greed” in an escalating row over oil pumped from Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region and shipped overseas, AFP has reported. “We believe Turkey has been driven by greed to try to lay (its) hands on cheap Iraqi oil,” al-Shahristani told the news service. “They have facilitated this smuggling, and obviously this has undermined the relationship” between the two countries, said Shahristani, himself a former oil minister.

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