Department Press Briefing – March 31, 2022 (Excerpts)

March 31, 2022

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  • Iraq


QUESTION: Ned, the U.S. has granted a 120-day waiver to allow Iraq to pay electricity imports from Iran. Do you have any details on that, and is this the last time that you renew the waiver?

MR PRICE: I couldn’t say whether this is the last time the waiver would be renewed or not. As you know, these waivers have a lifespan of 180 days. This is consistent with our commitment to Iraq, to —

QUESTION: Hundred eighty or 120?

MR PRICE: We’ll get back to you on that. I was under the impression it was – we’ll get back to you on that.

QUESTION: It didn’t always – the times on them change, especially in the last administration.

MR PRICE: Well, some – every few months these have to be renewed, so I couldn’t speak to whether this is the last time. But this is our – part of our commitment to Iraq.