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Iraq close to signing $53 billion deal with Exxon, PetroChina; denies Iran link

Iraq close to signing $53 billion deal with Exxon, PetroChina; denies Iran link

E-Kurd - 2019-05-08 12:52
BAGHDAD,— Iraq is close to signing a $53 billion, 30-year energy agreement with Exxon Mobil and PetroChina, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday, denying any link between the mega-project and U.S. permission for Iraq to do business with Iran. ...
Iraq close to signing $53 billion deal with Exxon, PetroChina; denies Iran link - E-Kurd

Abdul Mahdi: electing Nechirvan Bazrani the relations will be strengthen

Waar Media - 2019-06-03 20:34
WAAR_DUHOK Iraq Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi congratulated Najirvan Barzani in a congratulatory statement for his election as president of the Kurdistan Region. Kurdistan Regional Parliament elected Nechirvan Barzani as the new presdient of Kurduistan ...

Iraqi PM visits Qatar, meets with Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

E-Kurd - 2019-05-30 09:49
DOHA,— Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Wednesday paid an official visit to Qatar and held talks with Qatari leaders aimed at boosting ties between the two countries. A statement by Abdul Mahdi’s office said that during the several-hour visit of ...

Iraqi PM Abdul Mahdi visits Turkey, meets with president Erdogan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-16 17:47
Turkish, Iraqi leaders sign military cooperation agreement ANKARA,— Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi visited Turkey on Wednesday and met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss bilateral issues, in a bid to further strengthen bilateral relati ...

US and Iran Don't Seek War: Iraqi PM

BAS News - 2019-05-14 23:28
ERBIL - Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday that neither the US nor Iran is seeking a war between the two countries. Abdul-Mahdi pointed out that, although Washington and Tehran are in long-term disputes, they are both close friends of ...

Iran Challenges Remaining Partners to Save Nuclear Deal

International Crisis Group - 2019-05-08 20:30
Responding to the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure”, Iran has announced it will no longer respect all the limits placed on its nuclear research activities by its 2015 deal with world powers. With Washington having renounced the deal, the remainin ...

Iraq reaches $53 billion initial deal with ExxonMobil, PetroChina: PM Abdul-Mahdi

Rûdaw - 2019-05-08 15:38
It is in essence an economical mega-project ...

Nuclear Deal: Iran Vows Uranium Enrichment

Waar Media - 2019-05-08 15:36
WAAR_DUHOK Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday threatened to resume high level enrichment of uranium if his country’s interests in the nuclear deal with world powers are not protected within 60 days. Rouhani’s remarks came at a speech broadcast ...

Iraq close to signing $53 billion deal with Exxon, PetroChina; denies Iran link

Gulan Media - 2019-05-07 21:21

Iraq close to inking $53 billion energy deal with Exxon Mobil, PetroChina

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-07 21:20

Exxon Mobil Deal Not Related to US Sanction Waiver: Iraqi PM

BAS News - 2019-05-07 16:55
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday that the deal his country is about to sign with Exxon Mobil is not related to the sanctions waiver that Washington has granted to allow Baghdad to continue economic cooperation with Iran. As p ...

Total enters $8.8 billion deal with Occidental for Anadarko's Africa assets

Yahoo - 2019-05-05 21:50

Iraq Committed to OPEC Oil Output Cut: Minister

BAS News - 2019-05-05 15:44
ERBIL — Iraqi Oil Minister reiterated his country’s commitment to an oil output cut led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) which is devised to control international oil prices. Thamer Ghadhban said Iraq will not unilaterally ...

Kurdistan’s KDP to sign gov. formation deal with PUK on Sunday: Official

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-04 17:43

KDP to Meet with PUK, Gorran This Week, Agreement over Cabinet Possible

BAS News - 2019-05-04 11:32
ERBIL — A high-level delegation from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is said to be planning a meeting with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Change Movement (Gorran) on Sunday. The KDP delegation, led by the party’s deputy president, Nechir ...

Siemens to Upgrade Iraq's Electricity Grid: Abdul-Mahdi

BAS News - 2019-04-30 21:12
ERBIL - Siemens was the "main partner" in a roadmap agreement to upgrade Iraq's electricity grid, Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday. The Iraqi premier made the remarks at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel where A ...

Iraqi PM Says IS Leader is Possibly in “Remote Areas”

BAS News - 2019-04-30 16:23
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday that the leader of Islamic State (IS) Abu Bakr al-Baghdad is possibly in the “remote areas”. The statement came a day after a video was released purportedly showing Baghdadi speaking in front ...

PM Abdul-Mahdi Invites Pope to Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-24 10:52
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Thursday he has officially invited Pope Francis to visit his country. He said Iraq is introducing its new policy which emphasizes on partnership with other countries and communities around the world. ...

Iraqi PM Abdul Mahdi meets Saudi King Salman on first visit to Saudi Arabia

E-Kurd - 2019-04-18 13:44
RIYADH,— Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi made his first visit to Saudi Arabia since taking office six months ago, meeting King Salman during the stop on a regional tour that has also seen visits to Cairo and Tehran in recent weeks. Abdul Mahdi has ...

May to meet Merkel on Tuesday amid Brexit crisis

Waar Media - 2019-04-08 20:15
WAAR_DUHOK German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet British Prime Minister Theresa May in Berlin on Tuesday, a government spokesman has announced on Monday. Speaking at a news conference in Berlin, government spokesman Steffen Seibert said Merkel will r ...