America renews an exception that allows Iraq to import electricity from Iran while reducing the time period


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks in Washington on April 22, 2020. Photo from representative of news agencies.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has renewed an exception allowing Iraq to import electricity from Iran, but for a shorter period this time, a State Department official said.

The official added that Washington would reassess the possibility of renewing the exception again once a “credible government” was formed in Iraq.

“The secretary of state gave this short extension of the exception to allow time for the formation of a credible government,” said the official, referring to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

He indicated that this exception would expire on May 26. Exceptions were previously granted for a period of three months.

Prepared by Ahmed Hassan for the Arabic Bulletin – Editor Mohamed El Yamani


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