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Iraq: Prospects for a KRG Bailout

When Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi flippantly offered to pay the KRG salaries during a recent television interview, he touched a very raw nerve with the Kurds. Two weeks earlier, Abadi had mentioned the idea of receiving KRG and Kirkuk oil in exchange for a return of federal payments to KRG employees when he met with KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, though only in passing and not as a formal offer.

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