Pompeo Not Decided on Extending Waiver for Iraq to Import Iran Power -Spokeswoman

WASHINGTON, May 29 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has not made a decision on extending a 90-day U.S. waiver exempting Iraq from sanctions to buy energy from Iran, a State Department spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

The State Department said on March 20 it would allow Iraq to keep purchasing electricity from its neighbor Iran for another 90 days without imposing sanctions, but urged Baghdad to find alternative sources of energy.

“The secretary has not made a decision on this,” spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus told reporters.

(Reporting by Lesley Wroughton and David Brunnstrom)