Pompeo grants brief extension for Iraq to import electricity from Iran

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a press briefing at the State Department in Washington. (AP)

The United States has renewed a waiver for Iraq to import Iranian electricity imports, a State Department official said on Sunday, but this time for a shorter period of time, adding that Washington would be reassessing whether to renew again once a ‘credible government’ is formed in Iraq.

“The Secretary granted this brief extension of the waiver to allow time for the formation of a credible government,” a State Department official said, referring to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and added that the waiver would expire on May 26.

Previous waivers were being granted for three months.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:06 - GMT 07:06