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Iraq names new head for its state grain buying agency: Report

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Iraq, a major Middle East wheat and rice importer, has replaced the head of its state grain buying agency, government sources and a document showed on Tuesday.

Naeem al-Maksousi was replaced with Hassanein Mehdi Elwan, a document seen by Reuters showed.

Iraq's grain board is responsible for wheat and rice purchases to supply for the country's large food rationing program.