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Iraq PM: We will not take part in sanctions on Iran

February 6, 2019 at 4:19 pm

Prime Minister of Iraq Adil Abdul-Mahdi on 6 February 2019 [Twitter]

Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi said today that his country will not be part of US sanctions against Iran or any other people.

On 5 November, the United States implemented its second set of economic sanctions on Tehran, tightening controls on the energy, finance and shipping sectors.

According to a statement issued by the Information Office of the Prime Minister of Iraq, Abdul Mahdi received the governor of the Central Bank of Iran Abdul Nasser Hamati and his accompanying delegation in the capital Baghdad this morning and discussed economic relations between the two countries.

During the meeting, Abdul Mahdi said “the people of Iraq have suffered from the siege, and are aware of the damage it causes to people.”

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He added that “we will not be part of the US sanctions system against Iran or any other people.”

For his part, the governor of the Central Bank of Iran expressed his hope for more cooperation between Baghdad and Tehran.

Hamati arrived in Baghdad yesterday on a two-day official visit.