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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

IRA Denies Bomb PlotReport: Iran Aids Iraq

NICOSIA () -- The United States has accused Iran of helping Iraq violate the United Nations oil embargo and threatened new UN action to discourage such activity, the Middle East Economic Survey reported Monday.

"Iranian complicity in this smuggling undermines the international community's efforts to compel Iraqi compliance with its obligations under various Security Council resolutions," Washington said in a letter to the Security Council's Sanctions Committee charged with enforcing the embargo on Iraq's oil after its 1990 invasion of Kuwait, the newsletter reported. "We request that the committee take immediate action to end such (activity)," the letter said.