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How Exxon, under Rex Tillerson, won Iraqi oil fields and nearly lost Iraq

Berns 1aWhen Ashti Hawrami, the oil minister from Iraq’s largely autonomous Kurdistan region, unfurled a map of untapped oil fields for a team of ExxonMobil officials in the spring of 2011, they saw possibility and profit.

The minister pointed to the blocks that had already been taken by other foreign firms as…

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