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Trump envoy: Iraq is exempt from our sanctions on Iranian oil exports

The United States has excluded Iraq from the sanctions imposed on Iran’s energy sector, which came into effect on Monday, joining the eight countries that the United States has announced, the US special envoy on Iran, Brian Hawk, announced.

Iraq will continue to import the necessary energy from Iran to meet its needs to generate and supply electricity, Hawk said at a press conference carried by Bloomberg.

According to the Bloomberg website, the US special envoy on Iran did not give further details on this exception.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States had granted exemptions to eight countries allowing it to temporarily continue to buy Iranian oil. The sanctions imposed by Washington have entered vital sectors of the Iranian economy, including the banking, energy and shipping sectors in Iran.

Pompeo said the eight countries include China, India, Greece, Italy, Taiwan, Turkey, South Korea and Japan, the biggest importers of Iranian oil. Source