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Iran seizes iraq's oil well.

BAGHDAD — The Iranian government said Saturday that an oil field that its troops occupied a day earlier was on its side of the border with Iraq, despite Iraqi claims to the contrary.

A group of about 11 Iranian soldiers seized a portion of the remote Fakka oil field in Maysan Province in southeastern Iraq early Friday, according to Iraq.

Government officials in Baghdad said they had summoned the Iranian ambassador to protest the military action, but diplomatic efforts had so far failed to resolve the dispute.

Ramin Mihman-Parast, a spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, denied on Saturday that Iranian soldiers were occupying an Iraqi oil field, said the Iranian state news agency.

But a statement attributed to Iran’s Armed Services Command took a harder line.

“Our forces are on our own soil, and based on the known international borders this well belongs to Iran,” the statement said, according to Iran’s state news agency.

Iraqi soldiers in the area said they had frequently had disputes with Iranian troops over the oil field, with each side replacing the other nation’s flag with its own every few weeks.

Iraq’s National Security Council issued a statement late Friday calling the occupation of the Fakka field a “breach of Iraqi sovereignty” and demanded that Iran remove the Iranian flag its soldiers raised above one of the field’s wells, known as Well No. 4.

“This well is inside Iraqi territory,” said Labeed Abawi, Iraq’s deputy foreign affairs minister.

Mr. Abawi said that sections of the long border between Iran and Iraq were unmarked, but that a technical committee consisting of representatives from each country had been seeking to resolve disputes when Iranian troops raided the field.

Also on Saturday, Iraq said 185 bodies of people who were probably killed during the late 1980s and early 1990s were found in a mass grave near Kirkuk in northern Iraq.

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  • Iraq should take it back by itself,or at least appearing as if they did it themselves.
    This will help bring the Iraqis together and maybe give a boost in national pride.
    I don't think Iran will make a big fuss about it at this time as they don't need to give a more negative image than they already have at present.
    But then too,logic seems to have nothing to do with amanijad's policies to begin with.

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  • This is between Iran and Iraq, its not our problem

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  • does anyone notice her saying "IF it happend"

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  • This is a perfect opportunity for Iraq to demonstrate self efficacy and legitimacy in the eyes of its own people, I say go whack some Iranians. I would hate to see our soldiers get involved in this, our blood for their stupid ass oil.

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  • So basically it might have happened, or might not, but it makes good news material.

    Fuck you, what ever happened to finding the truth and reporting it?

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  • the fuckturds at the bloomberd TV barked all fuking day, which led to 74 dollars a barrel from 73$. for the sake of our empty pockets you rich bastards stop making such a big deal over a little oil well. It was a bargaining chip by IRAN to state forward there demand of $ 1 Trillion for the first IRAN-IRAQ war, where saddam hussain's forces used chemical weapons against Iranian soldiers. more than 500,000 iranians soldiers died in that 8 year long war. IRAN has the right to be compensated for tha More..

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  • Mission accomplished!!!

    All the defenders of the Dumbya Regime should be proud!! After all the illegal invasion of Iraq was gonna pay for itself with oil money?? Right!!
    LOL!!

    Just another confirmation of the blunder that was the invasion of Iraq based on lies!!!
    It's hard work!!

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    • The dems pushed for the invasion even before 911. You're a trainwreck/. Go debate politics on mtv please

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    • You must have a very short memory.

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    • Nope.
      The Dumbya Regime lied us into the invasion/occupation of Iraq.
      Wolfy and other neocon madmen said the oil would pay for their adventure, they were very clearly wrong.

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    • The same old false narrative from the same old troll.

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    • You can't handle the truth. Kiss obama and all the radicals goodbye, you psychopaths blew your chance.
      In 2010 you're going to riot and burn down innocent conservatives' businesses again. The left wing is out of control and looking for a fight- it's well documented

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  • fvcking american media is rubbish

    only dumb cunts watch this tripe to know what's going on

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  • ^They're trying to provoke an attack so they can tell their population and the rest of the world that they are the victims.

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    • I'm going with what some one said in a earlier comment. They're doing it because of the sanctions getting ready to be placed on them. If they have more Oil then it will in the end cost us more money for that oil if they took it over. And they're dumb enough to think that we won't do anything about it because they can simply demolish/blow it to shit if we go to war with them. So either way we'll lose that oil and Iraq will lose the money from selling it.

      We've had an itchy finger on a trigger More..

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    • Send the liberals first??
      Yeah, and you're gona decide who's liberal???

      LOL!

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    • I disagree. Iran can't limit Iraq's oil output by destroying one well. Iraq has a lot of untapped reserves in other fields. They know the hammer is about to come down on them. Maybe they will try to squeeze the world's oil markets to bring pressure to lighten any sanctions, but one well won't do it. They're trying to play the victim.

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  • Ehhh, let Israel deal with our lightweights...
    And/or bomb them from a distance. They are never up to any good.
    It's about to be ON.

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  • Kind of silly. They need to settle their border dispute through international arbitration.

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  • propaganda....pure and simple

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  • All these comments and not a single mention of the big O's weakness and his tacit invitation to such aggression. For all we know, Obama might well have traded the border dispute as reparations for how evil and corrupt America is. Wonder what else the Iranians feel frisky enough to do? Maybe missiles? nukes? nukes on missiles? Nah, that is just fearmongering on the part of the right wing lunatics.

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  • Iran wants to jack up oil prices to cover their losses from economic sanctions.

    I hope this can be settled without a third front.

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  • They just wont give up till theres war in Iran. I dont think they;ll roll over as easy as Iraq. plus you'll need a draft.

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    • Iran is no pushover, all the neoconnuts are crazy to think Iran is gonna sit back and do nothing.

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    • The regime in Iran is stirring up things internationally only because it is weak at home. Not diverting attention from domestic affairs exactly, but to rally the masses behind the mullahs because of perceived outside threats.
      They do not want war, but it's a gamble and it may work.

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  • "Iraq is now an American protectorate."

    lol the Iraqis desire the lying amerikans to leave their soil, they would not give a stink if amerikans get attacks by Iran on Iraqi soil..they would probably even assist the Iranis. :)

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  • so, what's the longitude and latitude of the oil well?
    What demarcates he international border? It seems like a simple matter of geography.

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  • Oh, they can't do a damn thing, and the U.S. will not help.

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  • Here we go....hook , line and sinker!..and the amerikan idiots are about to swallow the bait once again. That's what happpens to people who are more greedy than intelligent. :)

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