awaiting a number of countries around the world declined Iran’s economy because of the international economic sanctions imposed on it, but U.S. officials say Tehran is still in touch with banking transactions International, and the credit for that goes back to Iraq.
said David Cohen, assistant Treasury secretary American for Financial Intelligence, Network (CNN) said they “will continue to uninformed efforts to prevent Iran from avoiding U.S. financial sanctions and international, either by Iraq or other countries.”
said U.S. State Department is once said that “her country was clear and explicit with Iraq on Iran’s attempts to circumvent financial sanctions, noting cooperation of Iraqi officials. “
and Iraq is the same country that the United States paid a lot to them, because war has cost the former Iraqi president, Saddam Hussein, nearly of 723 billion dollars, in addition to training Iraqi forces, and projects Iraq’s reconstruction, which cost about 6 . 5 billion dollars.
, trade between the two countries is not new, and some business transactions that occur on the ground legal, but that the United States wants the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, stop supporting Iran economically .
and turn said Victoria Nuland, a spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department, the United States had discussed the issue with Iraqi officials when she learned not to the commitment of some banks financial penalties, such as Elaf Bank, to be able to fill the gaps in front of Iran.
said Jon Alterman, an expert in Iraqi affairs at the Center for Studies The International Strategic Iraq is not ready for war with Iran as the United States. added: “It is naive to be surprised by the lack of commitment by the Iraqi government economic constraints on Iran by virtue of the relationship between the United States and Iraq and by virtue of the interests of the current government in Baghdad.”
Baghdad has confirmed that the trade with neighboring Iran and clear and public, denying reports pointed to help Tehran to circumvent international sanctions through oil smuggling and allow it to transfer large sums of cash through secret bank.
said Ali al-Moussawi adviser to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s” French” :” We affirm that our dealings with Iran in all things clearly and publicly and we have not anything secret, but we feel that we are dealing with the lowest of the extent permitted”. The Iraqi official reports of the sale of Iranian oil through Iraqi ports” sheer lies and fabrications” .
was increased volume of trade between Iraq and Iran – who Tqatla eight years dramatically – since the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, reaching about $ 11 billion a year. has resulted in the war between Iraq and Iran killed about one million people.
mentions that during the past ten years stressed the United States and its allies sanctions on Iranian banks, institutions and companies in order to pressure Iran to halt its nuclear enrichment program. The West accuses Iran of working to acquire nuclear weapons but denies that.