Iraqi government announced on Tuesday that its trade with neighboring Iran “clear and public”, denying reports that the health to help them to Tehran to circumvent the international sanctions imposed on it through oil smuggling and the transfer of large sums of cash.
The adviser said the prime minister Ali al-Moussawi, said in remarks received for “Twilight News “, that” we deal with Iran in all things clearly and openly, and we have not anything secret, but we feel that we are dealing with it for less than the permitted range. “He added that “reports of sale of Iranian oil through Iraqi ports sheer lies and fabrications.”The branch to “the possibility of dealing with Iran, even within the international sanctions,” noting “there is always a limit allowed for the neighboring countries, especially Iraq, and this is normal in terms of sanctions.”He explained that “international officials and stressed that U.S. sanctions against Iran do not include Iraq, due to many things.”
The New York Times reported, earlier, that Iraq helps Iran to evade economic sanctions imposed over its nuclear program, using a network of financial institutions and oil smuggling operations that provide the crucial Tehran influx of dollars.The newspaper reported that in some cases condones Iraqi government officials on trade with Iran, while benefiting other officials in Baghdad directly link these activities with many of them close relations with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.
The newspaper added that U.S. President Barack Obama acknowledged this problem last month when a small Iraqi prevent banks, a bank Elaf Islamic, from any dealings with the U.S. banking system.The EU countries and the United States passed a law to impose economic sanctions on Iran and banking, also included a stop importing Iranian oil.The aim of the economic embargo imposed on Iran to force it to stop its nuclear activities and prevent it from making nuclear weapons, while Tehran says it will not stop its nuclear program, as it is intended originally for peaceful