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Iraq: Iran Oil Well Raid Violated Sovereignty

Friday, 18 Dec 2009 03:01 PM

The Iraqi government's spokesman says the takeover of an oil well by a group of armed Iranians who crossed the border was a violation of the country's sovereignty.

Iraqi spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said the seizure in an area of disputed territory demonstrates the need for a clearly defined southern border with Iran.

Iraq's national security council met Friday night to discuss the takeover of well No. 4 by the Iranian group in the al-Fakkah oil field.

Al-Dabbagh said in a statement after the meeting that Iraq and Iran have begun diplomatic talks as a result of the incursion.

The takeover happened Thursday night in Iraq's Maysan province, about 200 miles (320 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad.


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