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Iraq Emerges as New Front for Enforcement of Iran Oil Sanctions.

Petrotahlil - American officials say smugglers are increasingly using Iraqi waters to evade curbs on Tehran’s trade

The Iraqi port of Al Faw, in 2015, where U.S. officials say Iranian tankers now regularly transfer crude to other ships just miles offshore.

Persian Gulf waters off Iraq have become a new, important waypoint for Iranian oil smugglers looking to avoid U.S. sanctions, according to American officials, who expressed frustration that Baghdad and other allies aren’t acting more aggressively to enforce curbs on commerce with Tehran.

Iranian tankers now regularly transfer crude to other ships just miles offshore the major Iraqi port of Al Faw, according to the officials.

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