The Iraqi government agreed on December 2 to an oil export deal with the northern region of Kurdistan, ending a dispute over oil exports with Iraq’s northern region. Earlier this year, the Iraqi government cut off funding to the Kurdish autonomous region in retaliation for the Kurds trying to sell oil produced in the north independently. The Iraqi government claims to have exclusive rights to market Kurdish oil.

Three weeks ago the two governments began the process of coming to an agreement over oil exports, which cumulated in the December 2...


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