Iraqi Kurdish leader rejects federal court oil and gas ruling

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Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Masrour Barzani reacts during his meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (unseen) inside 10 Downing Street in London, Britain April 19, 2022. Daniel Leal/Pool via REUTERS

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DUBAI, May 24 (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish Prime Minister Masrour Barzani said on Tuesday that the semi-autonomous region rejected a federal court ruling on its oil and gas activities as "political" and not constitutional.

Iraq's federal court has deemed an oil and gas law regulating the oil industry in Iraqi Kurdistan unconstitutional and demanded that Kurdish authorities hand over their crude supplies.

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Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli in Dubai; Writing by Ghaida Ghantous; Editing by Catherine Evans

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