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Iraq to ask US for Iran sanctions waiver

W.G. Dunlop reports for AFP:

American sanctions on Iran pose difficulties for Iraq because of its close economic ties with the Islamic republic, so Baghdad plans to seek a waiver from the US, the government spokesman told AFP.

"We have a huge relation financially between the private sectors" of "Iraq and Iran, as Iran is the main supplier for many of the foodstuff and the other commodities here in Iraq," spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said in an interview in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone.

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