Mideast Iraq Oil

January 11, 2013 - 8:32 AM
FILE - In this May 31, 2009 file photo, an employee works at the Tawke oil fields in the semiautonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq. Iraq is threatening to seize oil exports made without its consent and sue companies dealing in what it sees as contraband crude just days after the country’s self-rule Kurdish region began unilaterally exporting oil. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)