With Agency Report
Lagos — OPEC’s Secretary-General Mohammed Barkindo said on Wednesday that Iraq’s oil facilities were secured after an attack launched by Iran.
Barkindo gave the assurance in Abu Dhabi following Wednesday’s retaliatory attack by Iran on military bases housing U.S. troops in Iraq.
Iran’s war general, Qassem Soleimani was on Friday, killed by a U.S drone ordered by President Trump.
“It’s a big relief that the facilities continue to be secured in Iraq, the production is continuing and effective,” Barkindo said.
He said he was optimistic Iraq would reach 100 percent compliance with OPEC cuts in time, despite current tensions.
In a message to U.S. President Donald Trump, Barkindo called on the United States to join hands in the cuts, adding that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC alone could not shoulder the responsibility of maintaining a stable oil market.