Friday 30-10-2015 | 12:21:30
Twilight News / US judge rejected a lawsuit concerning the shipment of crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan emerged last year off the coast of Texas and raised a judicial dispute for months in light of Iraq's attempt to prevent the Kurdistan Regional Government of crude export directly.
The judge refused to Gray Miller case because the ship loaded with crude oil left after the US buyer declined to extradite shipment because of the judicial dispute. The court said that in the absence of conflict and shipment falls with the lawsuit.
But ending the case means that the US courts did not provide an answer to a question after a decisive whether the right to the Kurdistan Regional Government to export oil from its territory without the consent of Baghdad. Washington has sought hard to mediate in resolving the dispute.
Government of the Territory said on Thursday rejected the lawsuit shows "the lack of a legal mind in the United States or elsewhere prevents the Kurdistan Regional Government to exercise its right stipulated in the Iraqi constitution in the marketing and sale of oil around the world."
But a source familiar with the case said that the viewpoint of the Government of the region is not without a gap.
Judge in previous merits, he said that still exist for the court to consider property disputes between the two sides. It can other US District Courts to take this provision.
The source said, "If crude Kurdistan Regional Government brought to the United States now will be subjected to accountability in the courts."
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