Turkey warned over oil
WASHINGTONThe United States supports a constitutional solution to the dispute over the management of Iraq’s energy resources, State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said Dec. 11 in a veiled warning to Ankara.
“The U.S. supports a constitutional solution to the dispute over the management of Iraq’s hydrocarbon resources,” Nuland said at the State Department daily briefing.
“We don’t support oil exports from any part of Iraq without the appropriate approval of the Iraqi government. We also call on neighboring states to similarly avoid any action or comment that can contribute in any way to increasing tensions.”