WATCHING THE WORLD THE BLACK HOLE OF BAGHDAD
With David Knott from London Escape of information from Iraq appears almost as impossible as emergence of light from the black holes much discussed by astronomers. A thin trickle emerges, often more rumor than fact: Iran is shipping its oil through a Sudanese refinery. Iran took an oil shipment from Iraq in a dozen tanker trucks. Iraq produces 600,000 b/d of oil, with some exports to Jordan.