A fascinating story tucked away in the Gulf press.

An anonymous Iraqi MP claims that some U.S. companies have offered a $5 million bribe to each Iraqi MP for passing Iraq’s controversial oil and gas law which has been stalled in the parliament for more than a year.

The law, intended to share oil and gas resources among Shias, Sunnis, and Kurds, has been stuck due to dispute between the Kurds and the central government over who has the final say in managing oil and gas fields.

The U.S. is seeking to have the oil and gas law passed through bribing or intimidating the lawmakers, an Iraqi MP is now claiming.

Be interesting to see if this story picks up…