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Samson: Legal expert: Iraq has the right to recover smuggled money outside the country
1st June, 2020
Legal expert, Ali Al-Tamimi, confirmed today, Monday, that Iraq has the right to recover smuggled money outside the country
Al-Tamimi said in a statement received by “Gilgamesh Press”, that the “International Anti-Corruption Agreement of 2005 signed by Iraq 2007 allows Iraq to request the United Nations to recover the smuggled money as money laundering and corruption is financial
He added that “according to Article 50 of the Charter of the United Nations, states that fight terrorist organizations under Chapter Seven of the Charter of the United Nations may request economic assistance from the United Nations, and it is known that ISIS was placed under Chapter VII under UN Security Council Resolution 2170 of 2014
He continued, “Various countries have announced their willingness to provide economic assistance to Iraq, including Britain, so Iraq can request assistance from the international community, the United Nations, to rebuild liberated cities, face the consequences of the war against terrorism, according to the foregoing, and recover the smuggled money estimated at $ 500 billion
He noted that “according to Article 27 of the 2008 Iraqi-American Strategic Agreement, Iraq can request economic assistance from America, as this article required
He pointed out that “the current situation and the lack of health facilities to face the Corona pandemic and the decline in oil prices, Iraq had to move in this direction LINK
Don91: BAGHDAD DIGS IN, SAYS NO FURTHER TRANSFERS TO ERBIL UNTIL BUDGET DEAL COMPLETE
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SULAIMANI — The federal Ministry of Finance said on Sunday (May 31) that it will not release any additional money to the Kurdistan Region until Baghdad and Erbil fully resolve their budget dispute.
The ministry said in a statement that it is committed to following the law and official procedures for spending money, stressing that a recent disbursement of 400 billion Iraqi dinars ($335.3 million) to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) was specifically to pay the April salaries of public sector employees.
It reiterated that it had transferred the funds under the terms of an interim agreement outlined in letters exchanged between the two capitals, which promised that they would hold intensive meetings in June to finalize a comprehensive agreement within thirty days.
Under the terms of the 2019 Federal Budget Law, Baghdad is expected to send 12.67 percent of the entire budget to the Kurdistan Region, in return for 250,000 barrels of crude oil per day for export.
However, the KRG abrogated the agreement immediately, never sending any oil to Baghdad.
Nevertheless, the federal government continued to send funding to pay for public sector salaries, as it was required to under the budget law.
In April, after tolerating the KRG’s failure to follow the law for fifteen months, it froze all budget transfers.
Negotiating teams began meeting at that point, but so far have been unable to reach an agreement.
Historically low oil prices have exacerbated the dispute by putting both governments under increased financial pressure, given their reliance on oil exports.
(NRT Digital Media) link
Samson: Trump’s adviser : Washington will cut Iraq funding in one case
1st June, 2020
The American professor and member of the advisory board of US President Donald Trump, Gabriel Soma, confirmed on Monday that the United States does not want to remove its forces from Iraqi lands, while noting that Washington will stop its financial support for Iraq if this happens.
“The United States of America does not want to be a confirmation by the Iraqi government to remove American bases at the present time,” adviser Gabriel Souma told Shafaq News.
He added, “Removing the forces from the Iraqi territories will cause inconvenience to the United States that would make Washington suspend its financial support for Iraq.”
There are still about 5,000 US soldiers in Iraq, most of them in an advisory capacity, as part of a broader international coalition that has been formed to help Iraq counter and defeat ISIS fighters.
Washington accuses armed groups backed by Iran of carrying out missile attacks and bombing regularly for bases hosting American forces and the area surrounding the American embassy in Baghdad. LINK