Pompeo to Abdul Mahdi: Washington supports a strong Iraq and a master

 Policy    2019/04/22 17:55  189    Editor: mst     

Baghdad today _ Baghdad

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday assured Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi of Washington’s support for a strong, prosperous and prosperous Iraq.

According to Arab media, “US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, today held a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi.”

She added that “Pompeo assured Abdul Mahdi during the contact Washington’s support for Iraq’s rapprochement with neighboring Arab countries, in addition to its support for a strong, sovereign and prosperous Iraq.”

The White House announced earlier in the day that US President Donald Trump had decided not to renew the exemption of countries from sanctions on Iran on the import of oil.

“US President Donald Trump has decided not to renew exemptions for oil sanctions against Iran,” the White House said in a statement.

“The decision is aimed at stopping Iran’s oil exports completely while depriving the regime of its main income,” the statement said. “Washington, Riyadh and Abu Dhabi agreed to move to meet the needs of the oil market.”

“Washington and its allies will exert maximum economic pressure on Iran,” he said.

The newspaper “Washington Post”, the US State Department officials, said that “Mike Pompeo will announce from the second of next May, the end of the period of exemption of 8 countries from sanctions on countries currently excluded from the import of Iranian crude oil or derivatives.”

In November 2018, the United States re-imposed sanctions on Iran’s oil exports after it withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six major powers.

Washington has given exemptions to eight countries for six months during which it can buy Iranian oil without being subject to US sanctions – China, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Italy and Greece


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