aghdad has secured an American waiver to allow it to send $2.76bn in dues owed to Tehran for electricity and gas imports.

According to a 10 June Reuters report, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken gave his Iraqi counterpart, foreign minister Fouad Hussein, clearance to make the payment at a meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS in Riyadh on 8 June. Iran late last month completely turned off power exports via three interconnectors with its Arab neighbor and reduced gas flows to press Iraq to send payment MEES, 16 June & MEES, 2 June). (CONTINUED - 232 WORDS)