U.S. grants Iraq another 30-day sanctions waiver

Renewal enables Iraq to continue Iranian energy imports, but short window reflects ongoing strain in relations with Washington.
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. has given Iraq another 30-day sanctions waiver, enabling imports of Iranian energy to continue without triggering dire economic penalties, according to two government officials familiar with the matter.

A previous, 30-day waiver was set to expire Sunday.

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