Baghdad rejects U.S. request to impose sanctions on Tehran
01.03.2013 | (Voice of Iraq) - Add a comment -
Washington: Heba Qudsi
objected to the government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on a U.S. request for the implementation of sanctions imposed by the United States on Iran over its nuclear program. The negotiations failed US-Iraq during the past two days to reach any agreements on sanctions against Iran.
noted the Iraqi Foreign Ministry to Baghdad requested exemption from the implementation of sanctions imposed by Washington on Iran, and said in a statement: «Our relationship with Iran is more important than all other issues , and our economic relationship with Iran continues not inconsistent with international resolutions. And our commitment to the application of international resolutions must not be at the expense of the interests of Iraq. With regard to sanctions on Syria's Foreign Ministry said Iraqi: «our economic relationship with Syria stalled because of security conditions where». was Undersecretary of the U.S. Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David Cohen had met a number of Iraqi officials to discuss Iraq's cooperation in tightening procedures for the implementation of economic sanctions imposed by Washington on Iran and Syria, and tighten controls on the financial sector and tracking suspected of being linked to terrorist organizations. Has issued the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad issued a statement warning that al Qaeda and groups linked to it are trying to transfer money and fighters to all countries in the region, including Iraq and Syria. official indicated U.S. administration that the United States has worried ignored Iraq to carry out inspection of the aircraft Iranian passing from Iraq Syria and carrying combat equipment and fighters to help the Syrian regime. He added that the Iranians are supplying weapons to forces Bashar al-Assad government and give Baghdad airspace for those trips Iran to Syria. noted the U.S. official that President Barack Obama spoke in this matter with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in October (October) the past, Maliki confirmed that Iranian aircraft are inspected regularly, but the United States has doubts that the inspection is on a regular basis. The official, who declined to be named: «We have been informed by the Iraqi government has repeatedly our objection to the flights of Iran to Syria through Iraqi airspace, and we have expressed our doubts that it was carrying weapons, but the Iraqi government did not inspect aircraft only twice only, and both took place last October only», noted to economic relations growing between Iran and Iraq since the overthrow of Iraqi President former Saddam Hussein in 2003, said: «Both sides worked at plans to expand their economic relations in particular, and for example, plan supply Iranian natural gas to Iraq in the middle of this year». mentions that Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, a Shiite warned win rebels Syrians - and most of them Sunnis - in conflict with the regime of Bashar al-Assad, warning that the collapse of the Assad regime would create unrest in neighboring countries, including Iraq, and said: «the most dangerous thing is that if victorious opposition there will be civil war in Lebanon and divisions in Jordan and sectarian war in Iraq ». said Austin Long, assistant professor in international affairs at Columbia University: «There are already fears the U.S. administration that the fall of the regime in Syria could lead to the destabilization of the region, is likely to resemble with the current situation in Libya, where a variety of controlled militias on certain areas with the absence of central government control real. Long added: «There are fears that Sunni groups within the Syrian opposition with ties to al-Qaeda, the U.S. administration has classified group victory as a terrorist organization because of its ties with terrorist organizations, including al-Qaeda and the branches of the organization in Iraq. So the United States refuses to arm the opposition boycotted the fear of weapons falling in the hands of terrorist groups. Middle East
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