The foreign ministry is likely to lead a delegation led by Saleh to Washington to exclude Iraq from sanctions against Iran

Suggested to the Foreign Relations Committee, Saturday, go high – level government delegation headed by President of the Republic , Barham Salih , to Washington to discuss the Iraqi government an exception imposed against Iran economic sanctions, as indicated that the government is able to reject sanctions and non – compliance with them categorically.

“The Iraqi government has the intention to go to Washington with a high-level delegation headed by Barham Saleh to discuss its exclusion from the US sanctions imposed on Tehran,” said Amer al-Fayez, a member of the committee. “Iraq is unable to abide by sanctions because it is linked In Tehran with long borders as well as cooperation between the two countries in the field of energy and trade.“

He added that “Iraq is able to reject the US sanctions imposed on Iran and not to abide by them categorically, but seeks to maintain its relationship with Washington and Tehran at the same time,” noting that “the Iraqi government will not allow the regional differences or external and expose its international and economic relationship to risk.”

And Fayez that “the government delegation will go to Washington during the next phase may be the date of launch after the completion of the cabinet cab remaining for Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and the adoption of the federal budget.”

A new report by the International Crisis Group found that the results of the internal assessment conducted by the Bush administration that the policy of so-called maximum pressure on Iran is not working and has failed.

The newspaper “Okaz” Saudi Arabia has revealed, earlier, the notification of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, the US ambassador in Iraq that Baghdad can not be dispensed with Iranian gas and electricity. Source