Hawrami draws ‘red line’ for Baghdad oil talks

Oil tanks at Turkey's Mediterranean port of Ceyhan, which is run by state-owned Petroleum Pipeline Corporation (BOTAS), where oil exports from the Iraqi central government and, separately, from the KRG, are sent. (UMIT BEKTAS/Reuters)

Rising oil output give KRG a strong negotiating position, but demands over independent export rights and control of disputed fields could put pressure on fragile Baghdad rapprochement.