SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ) MESOP GENERATING MONEY WITH NECMETTIN K. – Kirkuk receives petrodollars from Kurdistan government

 KAMARAN AL-NAJAR, PATRICK OSGOOD AND RAWAZ TAHIR of Iraq Oil Report – February 3rd, 2016 – Kirkuk’s provincial government confirmed Tuesday that it has received $10 million for oil exported and sold independently by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).The payment follows a deal struck between the KRG and Kirkuk Gov. Najmaldin Karim in December, brokered with Turkish diplomatic encouragement, that functions to bind the autonomous Kurdistan region and Kurdish-led Kirkuk province even closer together, and to weaken the cash-strapped federal government’s grip on the oil-rich place.