US report advises Iraq: Do not abide by sanctions on Iran .. Here is the solution

US report advises Iraq: Do not abide by sanctions on Iran .. Here is the solution

Sun, 26 Aug 2018 14:51:32

US report advises Iraq - Do not abide by sanctions on Iran .. Here is the solutionWASHINGTON (Reuters) – US economic sanctions against Iran could damage Iraq if it decides to abide by it, putting it in a critical position, US media said on Wednesday. “If Iraq is not exempted, any violation by it will expose it to US sanctions, which will push the country towards Iran. Even Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who is in favor of US resolutions, can not afford sanctions,” the report said.
“Iraq shares a 1485-kilometer border with Iran and relies on its eastern neighbor for almost everything, from gas supplies to electricity to water to food, all due to the US invasion of the country last year,” said a report by Politico. 2003 “.
“When the international community imposed sanctions on Iraq during the crisis in Kuwait, neighboring Jordan was exempted by the United Nations from the sanctions that prevent it from buying Iraqi oil,” the newspaper said in a report, referring to the possibility of exempting Iraq from sanctions against Iran. ).

Despite all these difficulties, Iraq has no choice but to violate US sanctions, for reasons including Iraq needing refined Iranian gas. In July 2017, Iraq’s electricity minister said Iraq would depend on gas. To generate electricity for at least seven years before it can produce natural gas on its own, as the gas imported by Iraq from Iran contributes about 20% of the actual production of electricity in Iraq).
The report said that despite Gulf countries’ objections to Iraq’s economic dependence on Iran, the Gulf governments did little to help. The Kuwait-sponsored reconstruction conference in February did not produce practical results, Despite pledges to finance Iraq in millions of dollars).
The volume of trade exchange between Iraq and Iran to about ten billion dollars annually, and the Iraqi market is full of various goods and Iranian goods. In addition, large numbers of Iranian citizens visit Iraq annually, as is the case for Iraqis, many of whom travel annually to Iran to visit religious shrines, tourism, trade and medical treatment.

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