OPEC says NOPEC bill could put U.S. overseas assets, personnel at risk

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OPEC says NOPEC bill could put U.S. overseas assets, personnel at risk

U.S. assets and personnel overseas could be at risk if the country decided to pass a bill against OPEC, known as NOPEC, the head of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries told member states. In a letter, seen by Reuters, Mohammad Barkindo encouraged member countries to engage with the U.S. administration.

“It is essential that member countries reinforce diplomatic bilateral contacts with government officials in the U.S. … and explain the disadvantages for the U.S. should the NOPEC bill become law”. “These disadvantages might include: weakening the immunity principle at a global level, putting at risk U.S. interests overseas, and the protection for their personnel and assets,” the letter said.

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