Trump adviser comment on the resumption of Kirkuk oil exports


 

Date of release: 2018/11/16 22:26 
“This is a promising first step to return to the 2017 levels,” said John Bolton, US national security adviser, who is pleased with the agreement to resume the export of Kirkuk oil between the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan region.
“We are pleased with the agreement between the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government to partially resume Kirkuk oil exports,” Bolton said in a tweet on Twitter. 
“This is a promising first step back to 2017 levels,” he said. 
“Lost revenues and services can be restored to the Iraqi people and Iraq is an independent energy state,” he said. 
In the context, the official of the Department of Foreign Relations in the Kurdistan Regional Government, Falah Mustafa with the envoy of US President, Brett McGork, the export of Kirkuk oil and coordination on the security of the region. 
“The two sides discussed cooperation between Baghdad and Erbil, and the agenda of the meeting included the resumption of the export of Kirkuk oil through the pipeline of the Kurdistan Region and coordination on enhancing security and supporting minorities,” McGork said in a tweet on Twitter. 
He went on to say:
The spokesman of the Ministry of Oil, Assem Jihad, earlier Friday, resume the export of oil from Kirkuk through the pipelines of the Kurdistan Region after a halt for more than a year. 
Jihad said in a press statement that “resumed the export of oil from Kirkuk on Friday, to the Turkish port of Ceyhan through the pipelines of the Kurdistan region at the rate of 50-100 thousand barrels per day.” 
For its part, announced the Iraqi Oil Ministry, that the export and marketing of Kirkuk oil will be through the company Sumo and the rate of 50-100 thousand barrels per day. 
It is noteworthy that the rate of export of Kirkuk oil through the Kurdistan region has reached about 300 thousand barrels per day during 2017. 
The United States against the export of Kirkuk oil to Iran, especially after the recent sanctions, and therefore announced its support for the settlement of differences between Erbil and Baghdad and the export of oil through Turkey. is over
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