Iran, Iraq, And Turkey Unite To Block Kurdish Oil Exports

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Iraq, Iran, and Turkey are taking a unified stance against Kurdistan’s oil sector after the region elected to seek independence from Baghdad in a referendum in September, according to a new report by Rudaw.

“In the case of northern Iraq; Iran, Iraq and Turkey will form a tripartite mechanism and will decide on shutting down the oil,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said after a meeting with leaders from the other two nations on Thursday.

day before the vote, the Iraqi central government issued a statement calling on “neighboring countries and countries of the world” to stop buying crude oil directly from Kurdistan and only deal with Baghdad.

Turkey’s Ceyhan port provides an outlet for the Kurdish Kirkuk oil to meet international markets without interference from Baghdad. Erdogan, Tehran and other members of the international community had censured Erbil for proceeding with the independence referendum as Iraq recovers from a three-year war against the Islamic State (ISIS). The Turkish leader had previously threatened to cut Kirkuk off from Ceyhan, but did not provide details on how such a measure would be carried out.

Russia’s oil majors side with Kurdistan in its quest for an independent fossil fuel establishment. Rosneft signed off on a $1 billion gas pipeline deal with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) a week prior to the historic vote, signaling Moscow’s approval of a hypothetically separate Kurdistan.

Both Iran and Turkey house sizeable Kurdish populations, so the referendum raises fears that Kurds from other nations may seek similar political solutions.

Kurdistan produces around 600,000 bpd of crude oil, or about 15 percent of Iraq’s total output. After the votes were counted, the KRG said that the ‘Yes’ to independence option won at the polls, with 92.73 percent of voters opting to grant Erbil its own regime.


dogismycopilot dogismycopilot Fri, 10/06/2017 - 05:35 Permalink

downvote all you want, but your statement is fucking idiotic. "crude oil is the curse of mankind" - you like antibiotics? you like working just 8 hours a day? take any medicatons lately?Man's insatiable desire for power and control is the curse of mankind and that's the original want to live in the 5th century, go live in a cave in Afghaninstan with the jihadis.asshole.

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Ranger4564 Mementoil Fri, 10/06/2017 - 08:02 Permalink

That's because through your wishful filters, that's how you want to view the world, so that's what you see.

What is really happening, is that the cabal is losing traction in the Middle East, so through the GENEL deal in 2011, the Rothschilds put their claws into Kurdish held Iraq, and established a position they would exploit when needed. I even wrote about that event and its consequences as it happened, elsewhere. The purpose of Kurdistan is not because any sociopathic cabal douche like Kurds or independence... it's to destabilize the middle east, namely Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria in this case. The tentacles never stop grabbing... and there are 8 of them, so there are always many things going on to achieving their domination. This time, it's to dismantle the wealth of 4 nations, and controlling that wealth through prior ownership.

If the Kurds want freedom, why do other nations want freedom for them? If the Catalonians, the South Brazilians, the Crimeans want freedom, why don't the other nations want that same freedom for all of them? Because, different strategies of domination.

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General Titus svayambhu108 Fri, 10/06/2017 - 07:47 Permalink

"the holy war,the Jihad, which will cleanse the Universe and bring us out of darkness"So is that why the judeo-masons are bringing in millions and millions of turd world muslims into almost every western christian country to destroy Western Civilization & Christianity (and dare I say Caucasian species aka "White" people)?Was Herbert a Mason? 

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quintus.sertorius Fri, 10/06/2017 - 05:26 Permalink

The Zionists must have planned for this scenario of the encirclement of their "Second Israel." What will the next catalyzing event be? A fake humanitarian crisis in Iraqi Kurdistan? The question is: if they waited so long for the scenario of Kurdistan's independence, what is their planned response to the predictable blockade by its neighbors, Iraq, Turkey and Iran?

Internet-is-Beast quintus.sertorius Fri, 10/06/2017 - 06:10 Permalink

Yes, even Thierry Meyssan is talking about this. It also seems to have something to do with Bibi being in trouble.

If you know French, this guy is really good.

Kurdistan : rêve ou réalité ? » - entretien avec Bassam Tahhan,

He suggests that this is an Israeli initiative and that it is unlikely that the US will want to be involved with this. The plan is partly for Israel to be able to put a base right up against the Iranian border.

Here some interesting maps of the future ME which include the prolected Kurdistan. Ralph Peters map is particularly interesting, and apparently his bosses were angry with him for having revealed it to the public.…

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BobEore quintus.sertorius Fri, 10/06/2017 - 05:56 Permalink

Once one gets over their delusory belief that there is still "news" - as opposed to staged "events," phony narratives, and pre-planned "situations"...there's little to be confused about here. The noise emanating from Ankara and other capitals is all bark, no bite. A blockade of Ceyhan bound oil would be fatal to the already staggering Turkish economy - not to mention, a knockout punch to the loot bags of the captains of state there who rake off vast amounts along the way ...which happens to be ports in Srael and Malta.All political rhetoric aside, the simple truth is that Srael, and its' Russian co-partner wish the spigots to remain open - Genel and Rosneft have too much invested for any thing otherwise to occur... and as they control the Ankare regime completely, they will allow some barking for domestic consumption, and then tell their puppet prince to change the channel. Iran is also a subsidiary of the tiny pirate state, and will do its bidding, tho more surreptidiously than the Turks.  

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liqmyace Fri, 10/06/2017 - 05:37 Permalink

Erdogan, the man that funnelled ISIS oil through the Turkish State Oil company that is run by his son. With Israel facilitating the deal....

dogismycopilot Fri, 10/06/2017 - 05:39 Permalink

Kurdistan is proper fucked (again).They will get no budget money from Baghdad, they will get no oil money from Turkey/Iran, they will get no pipeline from Russia. The Russians didn't expect them to go full retard. The writer of this article should investigate Lukoil and Gazprom's investments in South Iraq. The Russians will bide their time until the Iraqis bring Kurdistan to heel - might take 10 years but the Russians aren't in a rush and they know better than to piss off Baghdad.The Kurds are going nowhere fast. The US did just give them a shit load of guns and ammo so expect the violence to kick off until the Kurds run out of ammo, food and money. Look at the brightside, the ANTIFA assholes in Kurdistan are fucking trapped there (and hopefully die there) since Baghdad just shut down Kurdistan's airspace. KRG Protests Int’l Air Traffic Embargo…

africoman Fri, 10/06/2017 - 09:15 Permalink

Unlike Soetoro and super hair fly Chump, Russia don't wanna go to another Arab masked Tribskingdom to bend the knee.They will come to her<<<take note the Saudi king Salman visit yesterday>>> as Russia hold the triumphant cards up to her sleeve, in the ME

  • They made Qatar turning 180 degrees Check
  • They let Turkey somewhat turn too check
  • The timing for Saud to visit Russia for whatever official reason is eerie.  Check 

 Of Course, Russia receives'em with red carpet.The thing I don't like is the business/military deal  S-400 sell for Saud and Turkey.Again this doesn't make Syria and Iran smile about it while accusing Iran as a destabilizer in the ME by Saud.It needs hard playball gut for Putin and big boys in Russia to deal with the devil.Maybe they have their confidence in their top-notch software that controls the missile system.If it's used against them or allies, they just remotely trigger The "Clean Slate" Protocol,"  to wipe out itself or destroy itself "Screw it, fuck'em. I understand why Russia must talk to each of this terror nations<<<Turky, Saud, Israel, USA, Qatar etc>>> after what they did to the region>>> in order to be on top of the game.We will see how that turn out to be amidst the I$rahelli Kurdistan session game and Erdogan's true color post the coup against him.Again Kurds are played for the schemes of western plots.I say just kill I$I$ asswipes fast in Raqqa, Deir al-Zour before the white helmet fiction group spins the narratives as usual in MSM, I saw yesterday accusing Russian airforce destroy hospital huhua ahaha

shortonoil Fri, 10/06/2017 - 07:37 Permalink

 Bad article, it is not fact checked. Iraq does not produce 12 million barrels per day. 600,000/ 0.15. Turkey buys the Kurds oil, and resells. They aren't going to hand those nice profits over to Baghdad. Goldman must be pumping oil up again this week!

Son of Captain Nemo Fri, 10/06/2017 - 08:36 Permalink

"Russia’s oil majors side with Kurdistan in its quest for an independent fossil fuel establishment. Rosneft signed off on a $1 billion gas pipeline deal with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) a week prior to the historic vote, signaling Moscow’s approval of a hypothetically separate Kurdistan."

Someone in the Russian oil ministry needs to explain the dichotomy between SDF/PKK (as they are all one) and giving independence to a "separate Kurdistan"???... (…) (

Did a double take on that one when I saw it! Puzzling to say the least when a Russian General in this SF read is pointing out what is continuing this 6 going on 7 year war in Syria with Kurdistan 'regulars" fully supporting "ISIS"?!!!

Chhelo Fri, 10/06/2017 - 08:58 Permalink

You mean the day when we realize we should have left Saddam, Qaddafi, Mubarck and Assad alone and in power to handle the failed states the Brits created out of magic.