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News ID: 89927
Publish Date : 05 May 2021 - 20:35
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TEHRAN (Dispatches) – An adviser to the prime minister of Iraq reaffirmed his country’s commitment to the settlement of debts to Iran by overcoming the problems resulting from the U.S. sanctions.
Iraqi prime minister’s adviser for construction and services, Sabah Abdul-Latif, said Iraq is fully committed to the settlement of its debts to Iran.
Hailing Iran for supplying his country with energy and natural gas, Abdul-Latif said the economic sanctions have posed an obstacle though Baghdad is ready to clear its debts.
He said an Iraqi delegation traveled to Washington recently to discuss the problems associated with the U.S. sanctions on Iran.
"I believe the problem has nothing to do with Iraq, because Iraq is still making special efforts to repay its debts to Iran and is ready to do that, but the economic sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic pose an obstacle,” the adviser added.
He further described Iran as Iraq’s "economic and political depth” and a reliable support amid all crises that have arisen in the Arab country.
Abdul-Latif emphasized that the cooperation between Iraq and Iran should not be confined to trade exchanges, but they must work in the technology sector as well.
Iran Ready to Meet Iraq’s Electrical Needs
Spokesman of the Iranian Electricity Industry Mostafa Rajabi Mashhadi said  Iranian electrical companies are ready to provide Iraq with electrical services,
"Our electrical companies are prepared to help Iraq fulfill its needs,” Rajabi Mashhadi said in a video message from Electricity Industry Monitoring Center while hosting Iraqi Electricity Minister Majid Mahdi Hantoush.
He added that the visit has been focused on presenting technical know-how of Iranian companies to Iraqi sides in a bid to reducing electricity network losses.
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