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The State Department: There is no intention to impose sanctions on Iraq

The US State Department denied, today, Tuesday, the reports circulating that there are discussions to impose sanctions on Iraq, stressing that there is no intention to impose them now.

State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagas said in a televised statement that Iraq is a US ally and diplomatic options are still on the table.

Ortagas added that problems may occur between the allies and the diplomatic option is the best way to solve crises and problems between them.

On Monday, President Donald Trump threatened to impose sanctions on Baghdad they had never seen before, and that his country would not leave Iraq before paying the cost of its military bases it had built in that country.

And the newspaper ” Washington Post “, earlier today, Tuesday, that the US administration began to prepare sanctions against Iraq , because of the adoption of his parliament a resolution calling for the withdrawal of foreign forces from the country.

The newspaper quoted representatives of the US administration, whose names were not mentioned, saying, ” America started preparing sanctions against Iraq because of the adoption by its parliament of a resolution calling for the withdrawal of foreign forces from the country,” Source