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19 March 2019

The U.S. extended by 90 days Iraq's sanctions waiver for energy imports from Iran. A senior U.S. diplomat noted that "we are continuing to work with Iraq to end its dependence on Iranian natural gas and electricity and increase its energy dependence. Expanding the use of Iraq's own natural resources and diversifying away from Iran will strengthen Iraq's economy and development as well as encourage a united, democratic and prosperous Iraq free from malign Iranian influence". 

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