Barzani-Maliki deal sets process…. again….. for agreement.
By PATRICK OSGOOD, BEN LANDO AND STAFF of Iraq Oil R.eport
Published Friday, May 3rd, 2013

After increasing acrimony over the past year, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his counterpart in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Nechirvan Barzani, have agreed to attempt to resolve a swath of long-standing disputes, aimed at easing tension, amending the 2013 budget, and moving forward long-awaited hydrocarbon legislation.News of a seven-point accord between the prime ministers has raised hopes of the final resolution of the contested extent of the Kurdistan region’s autono..

Senior officials in Erbil and Baghdad have come away from a two-day meeting with a commitment – but no deal – to tackle a comprehensive list of differences.

KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani at a press conference in Erbil on May 1, 2013, discussing his recent meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. (SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)
Barzani-Maliki deal sets process, again, for agreement

By PATRICK OSGOOD, BEN LANDO AND STAFF of Iraq Oil Report
Published Friday, May 3rd, 2013	
After increasing acrimony over the past year, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his counterpart in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Nechirvan Barzani, have agreed to attempt to resolve a swath of long-standing disputes, aimed at easing tension, amending the 2013 budget, and moving forward long-awaited hydrocarbon legislation.News of a seven-point accord between the prime ministers has raised hopes of the final resolution of the contested extent of the Kurdistan region's autono...

Senior officials in Erbil and Baghdad have come away from a two-day meeting with a commitment – but no deal – to tackle a comprehensive list of differences.

KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani at a press conference in Erbil on May 1, 2013, discussing his recent meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
Sources:  The Iraq Oil report  www.iraqoilreport.com
Barzani-Maliki deal sets process, again, for agreement.
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