The Baghdad Post

Iraq to be affected by US sanctions: Allawi

The head of the national coalition, Iyad Allawi, warned on Tuesday that Iraq will be significantly affected by US sanctions on Iran, stressing his refusal to impose sanctions on the Iranian people.

In a television speech, Allawi said that “he sent a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, calling on him to take into his account the special relationship between Iraq and Iran regarding the US sanctions on Iran.”

Allawi called to hold a joint meeting between the United Nations, Iraq, and Iranian officials on the exclusion of Iraq from sanctions due to its exceptional circumstances.

“We will not accept imposing military strikes to Iran or sanctions against the Iranian people,” pointing out that “Iraq is in a position to play the role of mediator between Iran and US,” Allawi stated on his letter. Source