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US State Department: No mediation between Baghdad, Erbil on budget

Erbil to export oil to Baghdad in exchange of budget allocations – KRG

Spokesperson for the US State Department Heather Ann Nauert said on Thursday there will be no mediation by the US between Baghdad and Erbil governments on the 2018 budget bill, the US State Department official website reported.

In a press briefing, she asserted that Kurdistan Regional Government and Baghdad Federal Government have to work together to solve this issue.

On the budget approved over the weekend, she said Baghdad and Erbil have to work together to reach a solution.


Earlier, Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said it was "unfortunate" that the Iraqi bill was approved without meeting Kurdish demands because they reflect the government and the people.

Last Modified: Thursday، 08 March 2018 08:49 PM