Iraqi government in an effort to raise the level of diplomatic representation at the top of Baghdad, Baghdad was forced to pay “the prices of expensive” They respond to the demands of some Arab countries, according to a senior government official said.
The source revealed, in a meeting with “the world” on Wednesday, that “Saudi Arabia mortgaged its diplomatic representation the response of Iraq’s two demands first is the launch of the Minister of Trade in the era of the former regime, Mohammed Mehdi Saleh, was released last Monday and my information says that he left Iraq.”
The Iraqi authorities announced Monday the release of Saleh, who was carrying a No. 35 in the list are wanted by the U.S. forces after the overthrow of Saddam in 2003, and accounted for the Ministry of Justice that the lack of “any charges against him,” indicating that “the patent in favor of the charges against him proved since the past, but have not been released at that time. “did not explain the reasons for the Justice Department to delay the release of benefit, and the reasons for choosing this particular time, and did not have any information on the intention that after he left Iraq.
The second conditions Arabia, it is according to the government source high, “the release of Arab prisoners who did not prove the charges against them, and convert the death sentences of terrorists to life sentences, has been responding to this request as well, since changed their sentences from death to life imprisonment.”
The Iraqi Justice Minister Hassan al-Shammari, said in a press statement yesterday on Tuesday that “the death penalty in Iraq has not been abolished, and that is under sentence of death has not been presented with the Saudi side, the talk was about the convicts to the provisions of deprivation of liberty, and there look to be sentenced death is not the intention to reduce their judgment, so I did not ask the subject from both Iraq and Saudi Arabia. “
And link the signing of the exchange of prisoners near the time of the Arab summit, said Shammari that the “work of this agreement being a long time ago, but did not participate Saudi Arabia at the summit, we are involved in the agreement, although we hope to represent Saudi Arabia in this Summit with a delegation worthy of its status and the status of Iraq” .
And announced that “the number of Saudi detainees (in Iraq) of 70 detainees, few of them sentenced to death, and the majority are condemned to sentences of deprivation of liberty from 6 months to 10 years, and ensured them the system guarantees the right to overturn the death sentence, but did not want to camp,” he said.
He pointed out that Shammari “the number of Iraqi prisoners in the kingdom of 112 detainees, and the number was larger than that and up to about 400, but many of them out taking advantage of the amnesty Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz.”
Government source commented on these statements, and information made by the “world” by saying “It is unfortunate to receive Arabia us terrorists, and succeed in reducing the penalties other terrorists, to shine its image in the Arab street, while not receiving Iraq from Saudi Arabia in return, but shepherds (the sponsors of cattle) and the War-Lords (smugglers). “
And uses the Iraqi media information from sources in the Ministry of Justice, indicate that there are about 200 Iraqi prisoners in Saudi Arabia, most of whom were arrested in issues related to cross illegally the border and the other related to smuggling, as found in Iraqi prisons, 387 Arab prisoners, most of them Saudis, were imprisoned on charges related to the background of “terrorism.”
And on the representation of Egypt, alerted to the source, “Iraq’s desire to a high level in the representation of Egypt, to make it respond to the demand to solve the problem (remittances yellow) stroke of a pen, after it has been the case many years under discussion and negotiation, and even now I do not know what is the level of representation of Egypt, after that has to respond to this demand. “
And took refuge in Saddam’s regime to the custody of the amounts deposited in government banks and exclusively at the Rafidain Bank and belonging to the Egyptian labor, wages for members of the Egyptians or the private sector, the number of eligible applicants exceeds half a million receivable.
And waved Cairo recently that it would boycott the Arab summit in Baghdad, unless the problem is resolved (yellow remittances), but the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, returned last Thursday, to announce the settlement of the issue telephone calls with the Iraqi Foreign Ministry.
For his part, said the Iraqi ambassador to Egypt, on the arrival of remittances amounts of yellow due to the expense of the Egyptian workers to the Central Bank of Egypt, noting that the benefits will be negotiated at a later time. Said Nizar goodness of God in a press conference held last Monday evening, “The Central Bank of Egypt recognizes the amount of $ 408 million, which is the value of remittances out of yellow due to the Egyptian workers in Iraq.”
The goodness of God that “there is a problem faced transfer the amount on the account that has been the conversion, which led to a delay in the conversion process to the account of National Bank of Egypt in the Bank” Citibank “in the United States.”
The 670 000 Egyptian citizen, Satfedon of entitlements (transfers yellow), which has been to Iraq more than 20 years.
He went on the Iraqi ambassador in Cairo, said, “will be negotiated on the rest of the amount of receivables on the benefits, through visits and joint committees between the two sides, which will meet after the Arab summit to activate all memoranda of understanding between the two sides.”
Government source high, he continued his speech for “the world” on the demands of the Arab countries to attend the summit, saying that “Qatar require urgently settling the issue of Tariq al-Hashimi, in order to raise the level of diplomatic representation, and the information Nschertamoha recently on the link level of representation of Sudan resolution Qatar correct a hundred percent” .
The English-speaking Sudanese newspaper, confirmed on the basis of documented information has, TP Khartoum is reluctant to attend the summit of Baghdad, a mortgage its decision the Gulf, especially the country of it.
And went the government source that “Jordan is also jeopardize the level of diplomatic representation the response of Iraq to its demands on increasing the amount of oil exported to it at preferential prices, as stipulated Somalia, Djibouti and the Comoros, to hire Iraqi aircraft presidential leaders, to attend the summit, and all the aircraft which will cost Iraq about a million dollars. “