Monday, 18 Nov 2019

Economist: America Will Guide The Compass Of Economic Sanctions Against Iraq

BAGHDAD, The United States will use economic sanctions against Iraq for its support to Iran and will use it as a pressure card to form the Iraqi government, an Economist expert, Salam Smeisim said.

She added "The use of the economic sanctions on Iran is very important for America, since there is an important issue, which is that any dollar spent is going to America and then back to the countries, so trying to take the money from Iraq to Iran to support it economically would be clear to America so the most important files to be watched by America are the files of private banks and financial banking companies. "

She added "The issue of pressure on the government or on the groups or entities that want to form the government will be first and foremost in the sanctions file on Iran, and the issue is very sensitive and requires full balance so that we can balance the interests of Iraq and common interests with Iran and US sanctions."

"The US will threaten Iraq with economic sanctions and therefore Iraqi politicians should look at the interests of Iraq and the issue of forming a government.

Iran's ambassador to Iraq, Iraj Masjedi, said on Wednesday that US sanctions against Iran would also be reflected on Iraq.

The State Department threatened on Wednesday to hold countries accountable for any violation of economic sanctions against Iran, including Iraq.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Monday that Baghdad is partially taking into account US sanctions against Iran and refuses to use the dollar in its dealings with Tehran.

US President Donald Trump announced in early May Washington's withdrawal from an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program and the reinstatement of all sanctions against Iran.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

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