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Iraq Did Not Suspend Oil Exporting to Jordan

Raghad Habash Raghad Habash
6th February 2024
Iraq Did Not Suspend Oil Exporting to Jordan
A proposal by the Iraqi MP to suspend the oil exports (Getty)

The Claim

Iraq has suspended the export of subsidised oil to Jordan for its participation in air strikes on Iraqi soil.

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Many accounts on the X platform circulated news about Iraq suspending its exports of subsidized oil to Jordan, this comes after news about Jordan's participation in the airstrikes on Iraq as part of the U.S. retaliation for the attack on the American base in Jordan. The posts have rapidly spread, garnering significant interaction and reposts.

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Misbar’s Analysis

Misbar investigated the claim and found it to be misleading. The Iraqi government did not suspend subsidiary oil exports to Jordan. Instead, there was a proposal by Iraqi MP Mustafa Jabbar Sanad to suspend the oil exports.

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The photo that circulated with the misleading news is part of the MP's proposal to be delivered to the president of the parliament. It bears the name of the MP and suggests that the suspension proposal might be voted on in the next parliamentary session, following the gathering of signatures from other supporting members. This proposal stems from accusations against Jordan for participating in the U.S.-led strikes on Iraq and Syria.

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The U.S. And Britain Have Struck Yemen in Response to Houthi Attacks
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