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Iranian official: The electricity agreement with Iraq is currently suspended

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18-02-2020 10:02 AM

Iranian official: The electricity agreement with Iraq is currently suspended

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Baghdad / news

The head of the Iranian Electricity Industry Union, Payam Bagheri, announced today, Tuesday, that the agreement signed with Iraq in the field of electricity is currently suspended due to economic and political changes in Iraq.

Bagheri said in an interview with the Iranian "Mehr" news agency: "Part of the Iranian-Iraqi electricity agreement has been implemented, and the other parts have been suspended due to economic and political changes in Iraq."

Bagheri pointed to the latest developments in the electricity agreement between Iran and Iraq, noting that "the changes in the Iraqi cabinet can affect this agreement, and we are waiting for the Iraqis to take action."

"We are waiting for the political situation in Iraq to stabilize, and we will follow our positions, but only one part of the agreement was to synchronize the electricity networks in the two countries by the end of 2019," he added.

According to the Iranian official, Iranian and Iraqi officials met last November, but the next part of the agreement between the two countries deals with limiting the losses of the Iraqi electricity network, which is scheduled to be completed in 2020, and despite its preparations and plans to implement it by Iran, it has been suspended Currently due to Iraqi conditions.

Bagheri said that Iran is following a memorandum of understanding with Syria similar to the one concluded with Iraq, which recently sent a committee of experts from the Ministry of Energy to look into the Syrian electricity industry, noting that "when the delegation returns, senior Iranian government officials will go to Syria to sign a protocol Similar to the protocol on Iraq. "

And the United States decided, last week, to extend Iraq’s exemption from sanctions related to importing gas and electricity from Iran for 45 days, on which it depends to secure about a third of its electricity needs.

Washington imposed strict sanctions on the Iranian energy sector in the year 2018, and threatened to punish countries dealing with Tehran in this field, but it granted Iraq a series of consecutive temporary exemptions, which started with 45 days, then expanded to 90 days, and 120 days.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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Even something like, oh I don't know, electricity can't get these thugs to do the right thing and get their **** together! Unbelievable 

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It appears to me that possibly maybe Iran's grip on Iraq may not be as tight as they would want the world to be? Ohhh, Iraq you didn't put in the people Iran and its proxies in Iraq wanted. INFIDELS, no electricity for you ! Good thing they recently got one huge electric power plant online inside Iraq. 

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Interesting,  few days ago the US extended the grace period to Iraq for 45 days to continue buying electricity from Iran.

 

We wait and see.!

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