Iraq has reached a production level of 1 million
barrels of oil per day.
U.S. officials said the oil production reached the 1
million-barrels-per-day mark earlier this month.
They also said Iraq has begun to export oil but did not provide a figure.
"Oil production is well on the way," Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, the head
of the U.S. military in Iraq, said. "The 1 million barrel-per-day mark has
already been achieved and oil exports have begun."
On Thursday, Massoud Barazani, head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party
and a member of the Iraqi Interim Governing Council called for the extension
of the United Nations oil-for-food program. The program expires on Nov. 21.