CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ - 2019
US allows this country to import Iranian gas for its power grid for another three months by extending a waiver to sanctions.
A)
UAE
B)
Syria
C)
Russia
D)
Iraq

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Iraq

Note : The United States has allowed Iraq to import Iranian gas for its power grid for another three months by extending a waiver to sanctions. But the US insisted that Iraq finds an alternative measure for its need of electricity, including by harnessing gas energy and reducing flaring at oil production sites. Iraq has had several extensions to the waiver first granted in 2018 after Washington reimposed sanctions on Tehran's oil sector forbidding countries from purchasing Iranian energy. The extension was given during a phone call between Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The United States continued to insist on diversifying energy imports away from Iran.