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U.S. To Grant Iraq Waiver Over Iran Sanctions For Gas, Food Items - Iraqi Officials

Iraq -- Iraqi workers setting up a gas pipeline near the Iraq borders with Iran, in Basra, April 12, 2016
BAGHDAD, Nov 2 (Reuters)

The United States has told Iraq that it will be allowed to keep importing crucial gas, energy supplies and food items from Iran after Washington reimposes sanctions on Tehran's oil sector, three Iraqi officials said on Friday.

The waiver is conditional on Iraq not paying Iran for the imports in U.S. dollars, said the officials, who included a member of Iraq's ministerial committee that oversees energy activities. The U.S. sanctions take effect on Nov. 4.

(Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed and Aref Mohammed in Basra Writing by John Davison; editing by David Stamp)