Newspaper: Abdul-Mahdi seeks to meet Trump to avoid a real disaster in Iraq after 45 days

Newspaper: Abdul-Mahdi seeks to meet Trump to avoid a real disaster in Iraq after 45 days

2018/11/13 09:44

Newspaper - Abdul-Mahdi seeks to meet Trump to avoid a real disaster in Iraq after 45 daysBaghdad today – follow-up

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi received a visit to Washington and a meeting with US President Donald Trump to avoid a real disaster in Iraq after the 45-day deadline for Baghdad, the Saudi daily Okaz reported on Tuesday (November 13, 2018). Import of gas and electricity from Iran.

The newspaper said that “Iraqi personalities have suggested to Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to go to Washington, to meet with US President Donald Trump to prevent a disaster in Iraq after the deadline of 45 days given by Washington to Baghdad to stop the import of electricity from Iran.

She pointed out that “Abdul-Mahdi began to think seriously to request the meeting of Trump to obtain an exception to continue to import gas and electricity from Tehran.”

The newspaper revealed that “Abdel-Mahdi talked a long time with the US ambassador in Baghdad, Douglas Suleiman, and told him that can not find gas and electricity for Iran in a short time,” warning that “Iraq will enter into a real disaster after the deadline of 45 days.”

She added that “Abdul Mahdi seeks to open negotiations with the United States to obtain an exception to Iraq from the application of sanctions on Iran in terms of gas and electricity,” pointing out that “the attempts made by the Prime Minister on this matter has reached a dead end.”

“The only option now is to visit Washington to persuade President Trump to grant Iraq the special exception.”

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