News ID: 93057
Publish Date : 04 August 2021 - 22:34


WASHINGTON (Dispatches) -- The U.S. has allowed Iraq to continue to import gas and electricity from Iran until the start of December as part of Washington’s temporary waivers from sanctions imposed on Iran since 2018, an Iraqi official told AFP on Wednesday.
The new sanction waiver had taken effect last week, he said. The four-month waiver comes just after a visit to Washington by Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi. Iraqi government officials have been pressing the U.S. to renew the waivers as the Arab country is heavily reliant on Iran to respond to a growing demand for energy.

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