Iran helped stifle the Kurds' independence in Iraq — now it's getting their oil

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Business Insider—Reuters Iran helped stifle the Kurdish push for independence in the Kirkuk region of Iraq, and now wants to build a pipeline that can take as much as 650,000 bpd of Kurdish oil. Iraq has recently agreed for the first time to divert crude from Kirkuk to Iran.  Internal disputes among the Kurds may have doomed their independence push.  Iran's Revolutionary Guards will oversee the oil exports.   After helping Iraq stifle a Kurdish push for independence, Iran is now positioning itself to take...

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