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Iraq receives another short waiver to US sanctions on Iranian gas

The United States granted Iraq 30 more days to continue importing Iranian gas in contrast with longer sanctions waivers in the past.
Workers set up a natural gas pipeline during a dust storm at Iraq's border with Iran in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, April 12, 2016.  REUTERS/Essam Al-Sudani - GF10000380312

The United States has granted Iraq an added waiver for compliance with sanctions against Iran, allowing Baghdad to continue importing gas and electricity from the Islamic Republic for 30 more days.

The US State Department informed the Iraqi government of the waiver by phone, The Associated Press reported today.

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