Kirkuk's Arabs oppose oil law

Arabs in the contested Iraqi city of Kirkuk, home to a large oil field, are opposed to the current draft of the oil law.

Kirkuk's Arabs oppose oil law
Arabs in the contested Iraqi city of Kirkuk, home to a large oil field, are opposed to the current draft of the oil law.

The Arab Consultative Council in Kirkuk released a statement calling on the Parliament to reject the law for subjugating federal interests to "narrow regional interests," Azzaman reports.

The law is opposed by Sunni parties and oil technocrats for the same reason, and the powerful unions fear it will allow too much access to foreign oil companies. Kurds, also, now are against the law as written, saying it was altered too much by the Council of Ministers, which passed it last week.


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