UPDATE: Iraq gets another Iran sanctions waiver from Washington

The State Department approved another 120 days exempting Iraq from U.S. sanctions on Iran, just before a prior waiver was set to expire.
Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi meets with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Baghdad on Jan. 9, 2019. (Photo credit: Office of the Prime Minister)

The U.S. State Department has granted another Iran sanctions waiver to Iraq, further extending a grace period for vital energy imports.

A previous waiver, granted in June, was set to expire on Wednesday; a new waiver was finalized on Tuesday, according to officials close to the negotiations.

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