Iraq interested to export oil to world markets through Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.26
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Iraq is interested in exporting its oil to world markets through Turkey's territory, Haber7 TV channel quoted Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi as saying.
The prime minister made the remarks during his visit to Turkey on Dec.25.
Haider al-Abadi said that the stable situation in Turkey will allow to export Iraqi oil through this country's territory, adding that Iraq is interested in cooperating with Turkey in all spheres.
Talking about the terrorist organization known as the 'Islamic State', the prime minister said that Iraq intends to fight vigorously against it.
The 'Islamic State' (IS, formerly ISIL or ISIS,) was created in 2003 in Iraq. Between 2004 and 2006, the organization was led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and consisted of 11 radical Islamist groups, which had close ties to the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda.
Following the start of military confrontation in Syria between the armed opposition and the government forces, the IS penetrated the country in 2013. The organization said at the time it refuses to take the oath of Al-Qaeda and declared 'a holy war' against all groups in Iraq and Syria, as well as the Syrian government forces.
Strengthening of the IS in Syria allowed it to return to Iraq, deploying military actions against government forces there.
In late June of 2014, the IS announced about the creation of the 'Islamic Caliphate' on the territories under its control in Iraq and Syria. In turn, Iraqi authorities asked the international community for help in fighting the IS.
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