[size=36]Washington extends Iraq's waiver of Iran's sanctions 30 days[/size]
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The US official said that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo "granted this brief extension of the exemption, to allow time for the formation of a credible government," adding that the exemption "will expire on May 26."
Washington imposed strict sanctions on the Iranian energy sector in 2018, and threatened to punish countries dealing with Tehran in this field, but it granted Iraq a series of consecutive temporary exemptions, which started with 45 days, then expanded to ninety and 120 days. Iraq relies on neighboring Iran to supply about a third of its electricity.