Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi meets ambassadors of the UK, Germany, and France to Baghdad on May 9, 2019. (Photo by IRNA)

Iraq reaffirms won’t cooperate with US on Iran sanctions

Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi says his country will not be part of the regime of US sanctions against Iran, and that is Baghdad’s clear and declared policy.

The premier made the remarks in a Thursday meeting with the ambassadors of the UK, Germany, and France to Baghdad.

“Iraq seeks to have relations and cooperation with all its neighbors, Arab countries, and all other states in the region and the world including the US and Iran,” he said.

“Iraq’s relations play a key role in reinforcing security and stability as well as the economic prosperity of the region and the world … and its balanced ties have positively affected its internal stability,” the Iraqi prime minister said

Abdul-Mahdi stressed that Iraq’s decision not to be part of the US’ sanctions against Iran is a pillar of this balanced policy.

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