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US grants Iraq 90-day waiver to buy Iranian energy

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The United States granted Iraq a 90-day waiver from sanctions to buy energy from Iran, a State Department official said on Wednesday, the latest extension allowing Baghdad to keep importing Iranian gas that is critical for Iraqi power production.

“Iraq was granted a 90-day waiver to purchase energy imports from Iran," the State Department official said on condition of anonymity. The last sanctions waiver for Iraq was granted by Washington on Dec. 21.