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Same People Behind Iraq War Lies Pushed Russian Collusion

From left: Bill Kristol, Max Boot, David Frum, Elliot A. Cohen.

  • Same People Behind Iraq War Lies Pushed Russian Collusion
    by , https://amgreatness.com/
    For more than two years they misled us.
    Exploiting fear and confusion after a shocking event, they warned that our country was in imminent danger at the hands of a mad man. They insisted that legitimate intelligence, including a CIA report issued a month before a national election and a dossier produced by reliable sources in the United Kingdom, proved the threat was real. The subject monopolized discussions on Capitol Hill, in the White House, and in the press.

    They argued that the situation was so dire that it was straining our relationship with strategic allies. Any evidence to the contrary was readily dismissed. And anyone who questioned their agenda was ridiculed as a coward, a dupe, or a conspiracy theorist. The news media dedicated endless air time and column inches to anyone who wanted to repeat the falsehood.

    But an investigative report released two years after the propaganda campaign began found no evidence to support their central claim. The CIA report was highly flawed. The official dossier, some concluded, was deceptive and “sexed-up.”

    No, I’m not referring here to the Trump-Russia collusion hoax, although the similarities are nearly identical. I’m talking about the period between 2002 and 2004 when many of the very same people who recently peddled collusion fiction also insisted that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction—including material to produce nuclear bombs. On the heels of the horrors of 9/11, the United States and our allies waged war against Iraq in 2003 based primarily on that assurance.

    But in 2004, a special advisor to the CIA concluded Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction. There were no stockpiles of biological or chemical agents; no plans to develop a nuclear bomb. The main argument for the war had been wholly discredited. But it was too late: The conflict officially raged on for another seven years, including a “surge” of 20,000 more U.S. troops in 2007 at the behest of the late Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.). We still have a troop presence in Iraq to this day.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonathan-schwarz/colin-powell-wmd-iraq-war_b_2624620.html

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http://www.counterpunch.org/2003/02/15/colin-powell-and-the-great-quot-intelligence-fraud-quot/

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April 12, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics, History | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Go West! British Navy Сhief Сonfirms Iraq War WMDs Сharade

https://sputniknews.com/columnists/201903291073653332-iraq-war-bush-blair-weapons-of-mass-destruction/

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/iraq-a-war-of-aggression-no-wmds-no-connection-to-al-qaeda/5327548

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http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,463779,00.html

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/18/panorama-iraq-fresh-wmd-claims

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/man-whose-wmd-lies-led-to-100000-deaths-confesses-all-7606236.html

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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/30/blair-and-bush-went-to-war-in-iraq-despite-south-africas-wmd-assurances

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http://edition.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/01/23/bush.iraq/

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http://rt.com/usa/213743-bush-misled-americans-iraq-war/

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http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/new-documents-show-bush-administration-plan

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http://articles.cnn.com/2004-01-10/politics/oneill.bush_1_roomful-of-deaf-people-education-of-paul-o-neill-national-security-council-meeting?_s=PM:ALLPOLITICS

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http://www.counterpunch.org/2003/02/15/colin-powell-and-the-great-quot-intelligence-fraud-quot/

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonathan-schwarz/colin-powell-wmd-iraq-war_b_2624620.html

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April 9, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics, History | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Shock & Awe’? 16 Years Later, Who Won The Iraq War?

  • RonPaulLibertyReport Streamed live on Mar 21, 2019
    This week marks 16 years since the US attacked an Iraq that had neither attacked nor threatened us. Claims that Iraq had WMDs were lies and the Bush Administration knew they were lies. So 16 years later who is coming out on top after the US attack? Here’s a hint: the most unintended of consequences.

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/01/23/bush.iraq/

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http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,463779,00.html

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http://rt.com/usa/213743-bush-misled-americans-iraq-war/

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/man-whose-wmd-lies-led-to-100000-deaths-confesses-all-7606236.html

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/iraq-a-war-of-aggression-no-wmds-no-connection-to-al-qaeda/5327548

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonathan-schwarz/colin-powell-wmd-iraq-war_b_2624620.html

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http://www.counterpunch.org/2003/02/15/colin-powell-and-the-great-quot-intelligence-fraud-quot/

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https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/trevor-aaronson-inside-the-fbis-manufactured-war-on-terror/

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March 23, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Iran, Iraq, Syria Hold Military Summit in Damascus

  • PressTV Published on Mar 19, 2019
    A trilateral military summit of Syria, Iran and Iraq has been held in the Syrian capital Damascus. Military chiefs from the three countries met with the aim of boosting joint efforts against Western-backed terrorist groups in the region.

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March 20, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ISIS Chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Guarded by US, Travels Across Iraq’s Desert – Reports

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201902281072814665-iraq-daesh-chief-usa-protection/

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/isis-leader-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-trained-by-israeli-mossad-nsa-documents-reveal/5391593

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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/18/world/africa/18iht-iraq.4.6718200.html

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John McCain speaking with ISIS chief Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi (aka Elliot Shimon, Jew) circled in red!

http://www.infowars.com/nsa-doc-reveals-isis-leader-al-baghdadi-is-u-s-british-and-israeli-intelligence-asset/

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/raqqas_dirty_secret

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http://www.newsweek.com/secret-us-deal-isis-let-thousands-fighters-flee-raqqa-report-710301

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https://dod.defense.gov/News/Transcripts/Transcript-View/Article/630393/department-of-defense-press-briefing-by-col-warren-via-dvids-from-baghdad-iraq/

Leaflet: US warning to ISIS terrorists to run away as airstrikes coming, abandon oil trucks. Click on image to goto Department of Defense statement: “.. these are the leaflets that we dropped — about 45 minutes before the airstrikes actually began.”

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/03/us-isis-syria-iraq

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http://theantimedia.org/tulsi-gabbard-plan-refugee-crisis/

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https://www.rt.com/usa/379119-tulsi-gabbard-terrorists-syria/

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https://twitter.com/DrJillStein/status/813213099427827712

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March 1, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wilkerson: ‘Cheney Was Evil. We Tortured, Murdered and Lied.’

  • RT America Published on Jan 30, 2019
    Rick Sanchez and others who lived through the lead-up to the US invasion of Iraq find today’s sabre rattling at Iran all-too-familiar. He has a harrowing discussion with former White House official Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, who saw the neocon machinations leading to the invasion of Iraq first-hand. He discusses the countless innocent people tortured and murdered by contractors at the behest of the CIA and the absence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/01/23/bush.iraq/

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http://www.democracynow.org/2008/1/24/935_lies_and_counting_study_counts

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http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,463779,00.html

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http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/new-documents-show-bush-administration-plan

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/iraq-a-war-of-aggression-no-wmds-no-connection-to-al-qaeda/5327548

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/man-whose-wmd-lies-led-to-100000-deaths-confesses-all-7606236.html

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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/30/blair-and-bush-went-to-war-in-iraq-despite-south-africas-wmd-assurances

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http://www.counterpunch.org/2003/02/15/colin-powell-and-the-great-quot-intelligence-fraud-quot/

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonathan-schwarz/colin-powell-wmd-iraq-war_b_2624620.html

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January 31, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics, History | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Wilkerson: ‘Cheney Was Evil. We Tortured, Murdered and Lied.’

‘State of Empire’ & Perpetual War will Bankrupt Us – Col. Wilkerson

  • RT America Published on Jan 28, 2019
    Rick Sanchez explains why we ought to be skeptical about recent reports of US and Taliban achieving “a framework to a plan that would allow principals toward peace.” The same people who orchestrated failed US efforts in both Iraq and Afghanistan are now seemingly in control of the White House, Congress and the US Media. We’ll also hear from Rick’s exclusive interview with retired US Army Colonel and former State Dept. official Lawrence Wilkerson, who saw such machinations first-hand and is convinced that US elites accept perpetual war as a condition of US world hegemony and that endless wars of empire has become “our reason to exist.”

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January 29, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on ‘State of Empire’ & Perpetual War will Bankrupt Us – Col. Wilkerson

US Spent $7 Trillion in Iraq, Syria And Gained Nothing

  • Deep State, Illuminist MIC: “KaChing$$ KaChing$$ KaChing$$, heheheh!”
  • PressTV Published on Jan 20, 2019
    Iran’s top military commander says the United States spent seven thousand billion dollars in Iraq and Syria, but achieved nothing. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces said the Islamic Republic achieved strategic and important gains in Iraq and Syria despite very low expenditure. Major General Mohammad Baqeri said these gains were made through wisdom, hard work and guidance. He noted that the Islamic Republic and the resistance front have succeeded in making major breakthroughs in the fight against Takfiri terrorism in the region. Baqeri said Daesh has been defeated in Syria and Iraq despite enemies’ efforts, and now the countries that created terror groups are standing in line to reopen their embassies in Syria and Iraq.
http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/warisaracket.html

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http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/warisaracket.html

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January 21, 2019 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on US Spent $7 Trillion in Iraq, Syria And Gained Nothing

Chomsky Proves George H.W. Bush Was War Criminal

December 6, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Comments Off on Chomsky Proves George H.W. Bush Was War Criminal

Nasrallah: US-Saudi-Israeli Axis Responsible for Wars in Region

  • PressTV Published on Oct 20, 2018
    The leader of Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah says the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia are responsible for crises in the Middle East. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah also called on Riyadh to stop its war on Yemen.

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October 22, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Nasrallah: US-Saudi-Israeli Axis Responsible for Wars in Region

West Gave Chemical Weapons to Saddam

  • PressTV Published on Sep 26, 2018
    Iran’s leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei accuses the West of hypocrisy regarding the use of chemical weapons. Ayatollah Khamenei said today, western governments make a furor about the employment of chemical arms while during Iraq’s imposed war on Iran they gave the former Iraqi regime such banned weapons. Iran’s leader added that ex-Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein used the same arms not only against Iranian troops but against cities and civilians. Ayatollah Khamenei singled out France and Germany as the suppliers of chemical weapons for Saddam. He said the German and French people should know what their governments did to Iran. Ayatollah Khamenei was speaking during a meeting with a group of commanders of Iranian armed forces.

Donald Rumsfeld -Reagan’s Envoy- provided Iraq with chemical & biological weapons in the 1980s. Seen here shaking hands with Saddam Hussein.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-153210/Rumsfeld-helped-Iraq-chemical-weapons.html

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2002/dec/31/iraq.politics

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https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/theresa-may-syria-war-uk-chemical-weapons-attack-iran-iraq-thatcher-russia-a8300881.html

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http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/08/25/secret_cia_files_prove_america_helped_saddam_as_he_gassed_iran

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September 27, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics, History | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on West Gave Chemical Weapons to Saddam

US History Of Chemical Weapons Use & Complicity In War Crimes

  • US History Of Chemical Weapons Use & Complicity In War Crimes
    by Brian Kalman, https://southfront.org/
    Before pointing the finger at Russia and Syria, the U.S. should answer for its own record

    The world is once again witnessing the height of U.S. hypocrisy as members of the U.S. State Department ratchet up anti-Russian and anti-Syrian rhetoric surrounding the use of chemical weapons in Syria and the UK. Ambassador Nikki Haley has warned Syria, Iran and Russia that they will be held accountable for their pre-determined use of chemical weapons in Idlib on innocent civilians. No evidence was provided to support her threats. The United States carried out cruise missile strikes on two previous occasions, and each time provided no evidence to prove their assertion that the Syrian government used chemical weapons in attacking civilians, nor was any rational reason given for such an obviously irrational decision on the part of the Syrian state. No evidence has ever been provided to justify the clear international crime of aggression committed by the United States on these two earlier occasions. Now, the UK and the U.S. are both attempting to accuse the Russian government of using chemical weapons in an alleged attempted assassination of a Russian national on UK soil. Once again, no real evidence has been presented, only assertions and hearsay.

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    It is important to note that nowhere in this law is there a legal commitment made by the United States itself, to eliminate its own chemical and biological weapons capabilities. This is not an oversight, yet speaks to the imperial hypocrisy of the United States and an acknowledgement that it alone has been the largest perpetrator of chemical weapons use and proliferation for more than 50 years. It currently maintains the largest stockpile of both chemical and biological warfare agents of any nation on the planet, and continues to expand its biological weapons research and development on a scale far larger than any other country.

    Not only did the United States, and France for that matter, provide chemical weapons to the Saddam regime, but the U.S. intelligence agencies provided the Iraqi military with vital battlefield intelligence, including satellite imagery in aiding them in the war. The U.S. was well aware that the Saddam regime had used chemical weapons in at least four offensives during the war. Of course they knew, they had facilitated the transfer of these weapons to help the Iraqis prosecute a war of aggression against Iran. Declassified CIA documents clearly show that the United States was well aware that the Iraqis had used chemical weapons at least four times between 1983 and 1988. Iran had accused Iraq of using chemical weapons, and tried to build a case to bring before the United Nations. The United States withheld its knowledge of course, and continued to aid its ally in perpetrating these crimes against humanity.

    U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley has lied through her teeth repeatedly in her statements before the U.N. Security Council and the General Assembly. She has stated repeatedly that Assad has used chemical weapons against his own people in Ghouta in 2013, Khan Shaykhun in 2017 and Douma in 2018, yet has not supplied one shred of evidence beyond dubious social media posts of unknown provenance. She has also stated that the United States is certain that it could only be the Syrian government, as no other party in the conflict zone could possibly possess chemical weapons. Here’s the problem with her statement. Firstly, the United States and the OPCW verified that Syria destroyed or surrendered all of its chemical weapons agents. On its official website, the OPCW states:

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http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/08/25/secret_cia_files_prove_america_helped_saddam_as_he_gassed_iran

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2002/dec/31/iraq.politics

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https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/theresa-may-syria-war-uk-chemical-weapons-attack-iran-iraq-thatcher-russia-a8300881.html

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September 25, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics, History | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on US History Of Chemical Weapons Use & Complicity In War Crimes

Russia, China, Japan, Turkey, Iran and Iraq Ditch US Dollar In Bilateral Trade

  • DAHBOO777 Published on Sep 3, 2018
    Following Iran and Iraq’s decision to no longer use the US dollar in bilateral trade, RT looks at world leaders who have called for a move away from dependance on the currency. Iran and Iraq are the latest in a growing list of nations to distance themselves from the dollar, instead opting to use the euro and their own local currencies for transactions. China and Japan, and China and Russia have also switched to using their own currencies when trading together. Most international trade is done in dollars and more than 60 percent of foreign currency reserves are in dollars. Despite this, world leaders have spoken out about the dangers posed by the dollar’s dominance. Learn More:

    https://www.rt.com/news/437527-us-dol…

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September 5, 2018 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Russia, China, Japan, Turkey, Iran and Iraq Ditch US Dollar In Bilateral Trade

Ditch the Dollar: World Leaders Who Challenged Reliance on US Currency

  • Ditch the Dollar: World Leaders Who Challenged Reliance on US Currency
    by https://www.rt.com/
    Following Iran and Iraq’s decision to no longer use the US dollar in bilateral trade, RT looks at world leaders who have called for a move away from dependance on the currency.

    Iran and Iraq are the latest in a growing list of nations to distance themselves from the dollar, instead opting to use the euro and their own local currencies for transactions. China and Japan, and China and Russia have also switched to using their own currencies when trading together.

    Most international trade is done in dollars and more than 60 percent of foreign currency reserves are in dollars. Despite this, world leaders have spoken out about the dangers posed by the dollar’s dominance.

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan
    Turkey’s leader announced on Monday that Ankara is preparing to conduct trade through national currencies with China, Russia and Ukraine.

    “We need to gradually end the monopoly of the dollar once and for all by using local and national currency among us,”
     he said at a business forum in Kyrgyzstan.


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September 4, 2018 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Ditch the Dollar: World Leaders Who Challenged Reliance on US Currency

Iraq to Stop Trading With Iran in US Dollars Due to Sanctions – Gov’t Spokesman

  • Iraq to Stop Trading With Iran in US Dollars Due to Sanctions – Gov’t Spokesman
    by https://sputniknews.com/
    CAIRO (Sputnik) – Iraq will have to stop using the US dollar in its financial transactions with Iran over Washington’s sanctions against Tehran, Iraqi government spokesman Saad al-Hadithi told Sputnik on Thursday.

    “The sanctions will influence, first of all, money transfers and banking operations in the US dollar. The sides will not use the US dollar,” al-Hadithi said, adding that the move would result in a decline in trade between the two countries and thus affect the consumers.

    He stressed that the Iraqi government would try to find ” a new mechanism” in order to support trade relations with Iran.

    “In any case, the government will seek to solve all the problems related to this issue, it will look for corresponding mechanisms to neutralize the [sanctions’] influence on the Iraqi market and also prevent the damage caused to the Iraqi citizens’ interests,” al-Hadithi said,

    The statement was made in wake of the first package of US sanctions against Iran, reintroduced on Tuesday, which were previously lifted under the Iran nuclear deal, was reinstated following the United States’ withdrawal from the agreement. The sanctions target Iran’s acquisition of dollar bank notes, trade in gold and other metals, transactions related to the Iranian rial, as well as the other countries’ transactions and trade activities with Iran.

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August 10, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Comments Off on Iraq to Stop Trading With Iran in US Dollars Due to Sanctions – Gov’t Spokesman