International team of experts in Baghdad to track the money of figures loyal to Iran
According to a report published on Sunday, July 01, 2018, a team of foreign experts working in Iraq, for months, to track the accounts of the funds of a number of people “loyal to Iran,” noting that the team works in cooperation with the government Iraq.
The newspaper said in its report that “in light of the economic crisis suffocation suffered by the Iranian interior, Iraqi factions loyal to Tehran fear they could not get Khamenei’s help if it came under additional US pressure.”
According to the report, these factions rely on “Iranian influence in various Iraqi institutions to obtain contracts to execute projects, some of which are fictitious, generating millions of dollars annually.”
“So far, US pressure on Iran’s allies in Iraq has been limited to funding aspects,” she said.
“Foreign experts working in the Iraqi capital for months have been tracking the flow of funds that are moving between the accounts of pro-Iranian Iraqi figures,” the sources told the paper, which they described as “high” in Baghdad.
The sources added that “foreign experts coordinate their efforts with the office of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, in addition to an international investigation network linked to the World Banks and the World Bank and the Central Bank of Iraq, to prosecute any transfers from and to Iraq, suspected of links to the Iranian regime.”
Observers believe that Iraq is a main station for trading Iranian and Iraqi funds aimed at fueling conflicts in Yemen, Lebanon and Syria.
The United States, according to the report, “dealt an important blow to the network of money laundering operated by Iran in Iraq, when the name of the bank (Islamic countries) owned by Iraqi politician Aras Karim, on the list of banks banned, because of financial transactions suspicious.
The bank, according to the report, is known as “a major terminal for the transfer of funds from Iran and Iraq to the Lebanese Hezbollah, led by Hassan Nasrallah.”
The Iraqi newspaper pointed out that “the amount of Iraqi coordination with the efforts of prosecution, was clear, when the Iraqi Central Bank announced its response to the American decision, about 48 hours after its issuance, as he informed all Iraqi banks to stop dealing with the Bank of the country, asking them to freeze its assets “He said.
The newspaper said that “the Bank of the country is the front of the huge financial activities between Iraq and Lebanon, supervised by the commander of the Quds Force in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards General Qassem Soleimani.”
“The US-led financial pressure on Iraqi banks that are helping the Iranian regime is a prelude to US action, perhaps more severe,” the newspaper said, quoting observers.
Iraqi observers living in the United States say Washington may be planning an imminent escalation against Iran.
Article Credit: http://baghdadtoday.news
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IQD is something, and judging from the article they are laundering Rial bound for terrorists elsewhere into IQD.
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