the United States threatened Iraq’s denial of access to a government Bank account in the United States, which stores received from the sale of oil funds. This publication reports The Wall Street Journal, citing sources in Baghdad.
As specified, the United States warned the Iraqi government banning access to the account at the Federal reserve Bank of new York, in the case that U.S. forces will be withdrawn from the country. The Prime Minister of Iraq, Adel Abd al-Mahdi received the appropriate warning on January 8.
According to the newspaper, that the US authorities can cause serious damage to the economy of Iraq. The publication does not specify what amount is stored in the Bank.
In 2015, the United States had blocked Iraq’s access to the account at the Bank for several weeks in connection with allegations that funds were transferred to banks in Iran and were used to Finance the “Islamic state” (ISIS banned in Russia).
the Iraqi Parliament approved the decision on the withdrawal of foreign troops from the country after the strike, which was killed by General Qassem Soleimani. The strike was not coordinated with the Iraqi authorities, reminds RIA Novosti.
As stated by the commander-in-chief of the Iraqi armed forces Abdel Kerim, Half, preparation of the mechanism for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country has already begun. In response, the President of the United States Donald trump has threatened Iraq with serious consequences, promising to impose such sanctions, which they have never seen. Trump also added that the U.S. military cannot leave Iraq until he pays for an air base built by the Americans.