IRAQ & KURDISTAN AGREE
Iraqi and Kurdistani officials are expected to reach a deal in the coming days to resolve a dispute over Kurdistan's use of Turkish pipelines to export their oil.
The Kurds have sent more than 1 million barrels of oil through a new pipeline into storage tanks at Ceyhan in Turkey. But Baghdad wants to keep the trade under its control, and Ankara is awaiting Iraq's blessing before allowing exports to begin.
Talks between Baghdad and the Kurdistan government in Arbil have yet to produce a deal, but Luaibi said the Iraqi parliament had set up a high-level delegation several days ago to resolve the problem.
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