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US Senate Votes For Ban On Iraqi Oil Imports

The US Senate on 18 April voted 88 to 10 for an amendment tothe energy bill that would ban imports of crude oil or petroleum products ofIraqi origin. The ban would take effect 30 days after the energy bills enactment.The House now has to vote on the amendment, which was introduced by SenatorFrank Murkowski (R- Alaska) and which states that the direct or indirectimport from Iraq of Iraqi origin petroleum and petroleum...