US extends Iraq sanctions waiver until before Biden inauguration


Iraq’s power sector has been worn down by years of conflict and poor maintenance. – EPA pic, November 21, 2020.

WASHINGTON has granted Iraq a shortened 45-day sanctions waiver to import Iranian gas that will expire days before US President Donald Trump’s term ends, an Iraqi official said today.

Baghdad buys gas and electricity from its neighbour Tehran to supply about a third of its power sector, worn down by years of conflict and poor maintenance.


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