IRAQI GOVERNMENT INITIATES MILITARY OPERATION FOR PRESERVING OIL TRANSPORTATION TO IRAN




Mustafa AY – TDO – 06.02.2018 Iraqi govt. formulated a plan that would assist keeping Kirkuk Oil’s transportation by trucks to Iran under preservation. According to the plan, Iraq will initiate a military operation with the aim of monitoring the Iraqi oil transportation to Iran’s Kermanshah refinery. Specifically, Iraqi army backed up with its armored units will be constantly assigned to secure the oil route in Hamrin mountain which is nearby the border of Iran. Iraqi officials have valid concerns over the need of army’s accompany with the oil transportation since Iraqi government seized the grip of Kirkuk in the wake of KRG’s illegal referendum. They are concerning for any possible sabotage against the oil transportation. Therefore, Iraq’s decided on intensification of precautions with extreme attention.