Iraq to ask U.S. for exemptions on some Iran sanctions

An Iraqi worker unloads a truck from Iran, loaded with cosmetics, in Baghdad, Iraq August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Khalid Al-Mousily

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s economy is so closely linked to Iran that Baghdad is going to ask Washington for permission to ignore some U.S. sanctions on its neighbor, Iraqi government and central bank officials said. U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from an international deal aimed at limiting Iran’s nuclear program earlier this […]

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