KRG to Export Oil Via Iran

KRG to Export Oil Via IranKRG to Export Oil Via Iran

The Kurdistan Regional Government will start exporting oil through Iran as part of an agreement due to be signed in a month's time, a Kurdish official told Rudaw on Tuesday. “A delegation from KRG's Ministry of Natural Resources met with Iran’s Oil Ministry for talks on exporting Kurdistan’s oil through Iran,” said Abdullah Akreyi, head of Iran-KRG relations in Kurdistan’s Department of Foreign Affairs. “There is a month left for final agreement between the two sides,” he added. “Talks about exporting Kurdistan’s oil through Tabriz and Kermanshah provinces are in the final stage, with only one month left for both sides to sign the agreement." Akreyi expects the anticipated meeting to be held in the Kurdistan Region’s capital Erbil. In late March, representatives of the Kurdistan Region in Tehran said talks about exporting the Kurdistan Region's oil through Iran will be resumed with Iran after the Norouz (Iranian New Year) holidays (March 20-April 1). Nazim Dabbagh, the representative of KRG's office in Tehran, said talks with Tehran have yet to reach a consensus.