TEHRAN (Iran News) – The US is planning to renew a waiver allowing Iraq to import gas and electricity from Iran without risking the sanctions imposed on Tehran, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on Thursday.
Reporting US and Iraq officials, the WSJ confirms that this news about sanctions waiver came as Washington and Baghdad have been working to de-escalate the tension between one another, after last month’s crisis relating to the US assassination of Qasem Soleimani, the IRGC general from Iran.
The WSJ reported that there were differences among officials in Trump’s administration regarding the waiver.
“We want to maintain maximum pressure on Iran,” the WSJ reported a US official as stating. “But it should not be at the expense of the economic stability of its neighbors,” he added.
Washington Post and Middle East Monitor have contributed to the story.
- source : middleeastmonitor, Iran news