Osman: Washington may lift the immunity from Iraqi funds and stop debt cancellation if they fail to sign Security Agreement
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Published 1.10.2008, 18:51 Published 1.10.2008, 18:51
According to a member of the Iraqi Council of Representatives lawmaker Mahmoud Othman, the Kurdish Alliance and there were reports about the possibility of lifting the immunity from Iraqi funds deposited in American banks "in the absence of security signing of the agreement between Baghdad and Washington", revealing the "intention of the Paris Club of creditor nations to cancel its own resolutions adopted by the Over the past three years on the reduction of Staff on Iraq "For the same reason.
ه". The Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said in a press conference held on Monday evening after returning to Iraq that "lack of results on the Convention Iraq - America is not good for Iraq, because it could endanger the confiscation of Iraqi oil to the view of the risk of lifting immunity," he said.
ة". Othman said in an interview with "Uzmatik" said Wednesday that "an Iraqi President Jalal Talabani on the possible lifting of the immunity from Iraqi funds resulting from imports of Iraqi oil, came after long visit to the USA, there appeared to be heard from American officials on the existence of such a trend U.S., in the absence of the signing of security during the short period ahead. "
". Osman added that "the lifting of the immunity from Iraqi funds in U.S. banks meant to freeze all funds that come from imports of Iraqi oil as there action in the American justice seizure of such funds, but that the decision of immunity to these funds is what these cases are not effective now."
". Othman said the news was leaked to lift the immunity from Iraqi funds "is also in the context of American pressure on the Iraqi government to expedite the signing of the Convention security, as well as clarify the consequences for Iraq in the absence of signing the agreement between the parties."
". A deputy from the Kurdistan Alliance revealed the existence of information that "the structure of the Paris Club of creditor nations to cancel its own resolutions taken during the past three years on the reduction of court imposed on Iraq over the past three years, demand from the Iraqi government to pay all debt, including debt Have been abolished in the absence of security signing of the agreement between Baghdad and Washington. "
ل. The Alondenbndnt newspaper had published a report in June said last month that he in Iraq about 50 billion dollars in the U.S. central bank used by Washington to pressure the Iraqi government and force them to sign the Treaty on the long-term security.
. The paper says that Iraq's financial reserves abroad protected by presidential order U.S. gives immunity from prosecution, but the U.S. side says that if the expiry of the United Nations mandate, and without an agreement to replace lost Iraqi funds that immunity, which means the loss of Iraq for almost 20 Billion dollars, because Iraq is still constrained by the legacy of the international embargo imposed after it invaded Kuwait in 1990, which means that Iraq is still considered a threat to international security and stability under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations.