Anti-Iranian sanctions will impact Iraq: Allawi

<p style="text-align: left;">Former Iraqi prime minister and leader of the Al-Wataniya faction in the Iraqi parliament, Ayad Allawi, said on Tuesday that the US anti-Iran sanctions would have a profound impact on the Iraqi economy.

In a statement released by Al-Ma'alumeh news agency, Ayad Allawi expressed concerns about the negative consequences of the United States' unilateral sanctions on Iraq.

Allawi argued that he was always opposed to any military action against the Islamic Republic of Iran or sanctions against the Iranian nation, IRNA reported.

He further called for his country to be exempted from unilateral and illegal US sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran and said that the relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Iraq are unique.

Allawi noted that in the issue of unilateral US sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran, calm and restraint should be maintained in order to achieve understanding.

Allawi considers the current situation as the best opportunity for Baghdad to mediate between Washington and Tehran.

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