US pressuring Iraq to buy American instead of Australian?

It appears that the new Iraq administration is under a bit of pressure from the U.S. to buy wheat from them instead of Australia, who had been Iraq’s wheat supplier since the first gulf war.

While Iraq has paid Aussie for its recent wheat shipments, it has refused to accept them saying that they are contaminated with iron particles, though recent independant tests show that the wheat is top quality. Aussie what growers are hopping mad.

Cartoonist Leunig penned this amusing cartoon published in The Age:

Further Story Links:
Iraq Asks Australia AWB To Send Delegation On Wheat Issue
Iraq rejects Aussie wheat
Australia, U.S. scuffle over wheat to Iraq


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