US grants Iraq 45-day sanctions waiver on Iranian energy

Following the full re-imposition of US Iran sanctions last week, the US has granted Iraq a temporary 45-day sanctions waiver to “continue purchasing natural gas and electricity from Iran”. See video announcement from the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.

Eight other jurisdictions (China, India, Italy, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey) were initially granted temporary waivers on the importation of Iranian oil, on the basis that they would stop or greatly reduce oil revenues in the coming weeks.

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Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...

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