A U.S. official confirmed on Thursday that Exxon Mobil told the State Department it is seeking to leave Iraq's West Qurna oilfield project.
"They've got a contract and they have to exit the contract," the official said about Exxon, which had concerns about the profitability of the project.
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The State Department declined to comment on the record.
(Reporting by Timothy Gardner; Editing by Eric Beech)