Iran sanctions: Washington extends Iraq exemption for 45 days

Baghdad-ALSHARQIYA  February 12: The United States decided to extend the exemption of Iraq from the penalties for importing gas and electricity from Iran for a period of 45 days, an Iraqi official told Agence France Presse, and Agence France-Presse quoted an Iraqi official who preferred not to be identified, that the extension would be for 45 days. It will be implemented within strict conditions, as Baghdad and Washington are currently in talks about what these conditions are. According to Agence France-Presse, the period of the last exemption granted to Iraq was supposed to end this week, but the United States preferred not to place the Prime Minister-designate Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi in the face of additional pressure at a time He is trying to form a new government in the midst of a series of unrest


The former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister, Bahaa Al-Araji, said that the state of clash and chaos is not far from the Iraqi reality in light of the current facts

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi stressed the need for his cabinet ministers to take responsibility for the afflicted Dhi Qar Governorate

The governor of Dhi Qar, Nazem Al-Waeli, said that Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi rose up against the people of Dhi Qar and vowed to ministers who are negligent in serving her