Integrity Commission to / NINA /: We are working on the file to recover the smuggled money, and these countries are the most cooperative with Iraq
Saturday 13 August 2022 17:06 | Politics Number of readings: 503
Baghdad / NINA / - The Federal Integrity Commission confirmed the continuation of work in the file of recovering Iraqi funds smuggled abroad.
In a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA), the director of the recovery department in the commission, Moataz Faisal Al-Abbasi, said that
"the money that the recovery department works on in the Commission of Integrity belongs to some personalities of dual nationals, and therefore these countries have a legal reason for them not to respond to Iraq's requests.". He explained,
"Dual citizenship is a problem experienced by most countries that have wanted suspects outside their territories, and it is an obstacle that is still outside the authority of the Integrity Commission." He added,
"There are many reports about assets related to Iraqi land, property and real estate abroad, and we are communicating with the concerned authorities," noting that
"most of these assets are under the control of the state in one way or another, and they do not necessarily belong to the state, including many companies in Jordan, as well as some other farms abroad, whose money is still under the control of the concerned authorities in Iraq."
On international cooperation with Iraq, Al-Abassi, who is the Vice-President of the Iraq Funds Recovery Fund, revealed that
"the European countries are the most cooperative in the main, in compliance with United Nations resolutions and direct governmental agreements, but the Arab countries are much less cooperative and always put obstacles so that the suffering continues.". He explained,
"Political interference had an important role in international cooperation with Iraq to recover the money, and the matter is not limited to the people themselves," referring to the assurances of the Integrity Commission that this file should be within the general political and economic aspect of the state in the Iraqi agreements and discussions with neighboring countries. /finished5