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Washington appoints Silliman as new U.S. Amb. to Iraq

Washington has announced that President Donald Trump will be appointing a new ambassador to Iraq.

Currently the US ambassador in Yemen, Matthew Tueller, will replace Douglas Silliman, who has been the top US diplomat in Baghdad since 2016.

The US Department of State provided more information the extent of the Trump administration's "waiver" for Iraq with regards to energy sanctions on Iran.

"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, who is heading the Iran Action Group, told reporters at a press conference on Wednesday.