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Iraq Minister Urges Accelerated Negotiations With Turkey Over Upstream Actions


Iraqi Minister of Water Resources Mehdi Rashid Al-Hamdani called this week for expediting joint technical negotiations with Turkey to reach an agreement that guarantees Iraq’s water rights on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. In a meeting with Turkish Ambassador to Iraq Fatih Yildiz, Hamdani discussed the implications of the IIisu Dam on Iraq, and the need to speed up the negotiations between the two countries to reach a deal in accordance with the principles of international law and the United Nations Charter.