By John Lee.
Iraq is reportedly seeking financial assistance from the United States to help it deal with the coronavirus pandemic and collapsing oil revenues.
Bloomberg quotes Health Minister-designate Jaafar Allawi as saying:
"We have been promised by the United States government as part of this strategy between Iraq and United States to help us financially ... I think there is a team negotiating now, or in the process of negotiation, to get Iraq some support, financial support, from America."