The US State Department’s representative on Iran said on Wednesday that Iraq had been granted special permission. “We granted Iraq a waiver to allow it to continue to pay for its electricity imports from Iran. We are confident that this will help Iraq limit electricity shortages in the south,” Brian Hook said in Washington.
Baghdad relies heavily on Tehran to provide it natural gas and Iranian-generated electricity.
“Iraq is a friend and a partner, and we are committed to its stability and prosperity,” he claimed.