Washington renews its support for the Iraqi government in the field of economic cooperation

Economy| 10:06 – 07/02/2024

Mawazine News – Baghdad

The United States of America renewed its keenness to continue joint work and communication between the two sides, and to support the Iraqi government in various fields, especially in the field of economic cooperation.
A statement by the Iraqi Foreign Ministry received by Mawazine News said that “the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs received a phone call yesterday evening from US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, as part of the follow-up to the most prominent developments and regional and international issues of common interest.”
He added, “During the call, the attacks launched by the United States of America on military and civilian sites in the areas of Okashat and Al-Qaim, which targeted Iraqi security forces that resulted in the martyrdom of a number of security forces and Iraqi civilians.”
The Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister stressed “the rejection of the Government of Iraq for such attacks and the need to stop them and that Iraq is not an arena for settling accounts between the opposing countries, stressing the need to return to the table of dialogue and negotiations within the framework of the meetings of the Supreme Military Committee. The two sides also stressed the importance of working to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries and continue coordination and consultation during the coming period to follow up on the paths of joint action in order to face the increasing challenges in the region.”
Hussein touched on “the sanctions imposed by the US Treasury on seven Iraqi banks recently preceded by sanctions on fourteen Iraqi banks, as the reasons behind the imposition of such sanctions were not indicated, and whether Washington’s imposition of these sanctions came due to the lack of discipline of these banks in implementing instructions and banking compliance rules, or for other political reasons, especially as the US Treasury Department is in constant contact with the Central Bank of Iraq.”
He pointed out that “these banks have an important and significant role in financing the expenses of the ration card and providing the food basket for Iraqi families with limited income, and the minister officially called for a review of the US Treasury decision on the subject, and pointed to Iraq’s keenness to build partnership and cooperation relations with friendly countries and joint work towards confronting economic and security challenges in a way that supports the consolidation of stability in the region.”
For his part, the Foreign Minister stressed his keenness to “continue joint work and communication between the two sides, and to support the Iraqi government in various fields, especially in the field of economic cooperation.”


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