(AKnews): An MP from the Mustaqilloun
(Independents) bloc within the State of Law Coalition (SLC) led
by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said today that US oil
giant Exxon Mobil is playing a political role in its oil deals
more than a professional one, describing its work as a plan to
A statement quoted Samira al-Moussawi as saying: "Exxon Mobil is
supporting certain political parties at the expense of the
government. This will create a new political crisis.
"The company's lineup with some of the political parties is a
kind of act of vandalism, because if it contracts with Nineveh
province then it creates tension in Basra and vice versa. This
may create a perception that the Kurds have an aggressive stance
against Arabs and we do not want to inflame this situation."
Moussawi called on the US administration to stop the "illegal"
work of Exxon Mobil "because people now feel that the company
has began implementing a plan to divide the country."