By John Lee.
Iraq's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Ali Alhakim [Mohammed Ali al-Hakim] (pictured) has been quoted as saying that Iraq is not obliged to abide by US sanctions against Iran.
According to Rudaw, he told journalists on Wednesday:
"These sanctions, the siege, or what is called the embargo, these are unilateral, not international. We are not obliged [to follow] them."
Some "possibilities" have been proposed that would keep trade routes open with Iran, "including dealing in Iraqi dinars in bilateral trade," he added.