Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020

A US Official To NINA: Washington Will Allow Iran And Iraq To Cooperate In Electricity Field

BAGHDAD, US Special representative for Iran and senior policy adviser, Brian Hawke said Washington would allow Iran and Iraq to cooperate in the field of electric power, as a part of exception from US sanctions against Iran.

In press conference via phone, and in response to a question from the Iraqi National News Agency (NINA) on electricity sector agreement signed by Iraq with Iran and how to continue or not?" Hawk said: An exemption was granted to the issue of cooperation between Iran and Iraq in the field of electric power, where Iraq is currently suffering from lack of energy, which requires the use of others to fill the shortage in this field.

"We continue to discuss the sanctions on Iran with our partners in Iraq," Hawk confirmed.

The United States has announced that it will temporarily allow eight importers to continue to buy Iranian oil. "

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States had granted exemptions to China, India, Greece, Italy, Taiwan, Japan, Turkey and South Korea, allowing them to continue buying Iranian oil temporarily. Some of these major oil buyers from Iran are members of OPEC

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

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